ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars invade Southern New Mexico Speedway March 31-April 1

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March 8, 2017

For race fans with a need for high speed, the place to be March 31 and April 1 is the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., as the 360 Winged Sprint Cars of the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region invade the 3/8-mile clay oval for the ASCS Southwest 360 Shootout presented by Consolidated Solar Technologies.

The feature winner each night will walk away with a $2,500 paycheck.

Also on the racing card both nights will be the high-energy Super Trucks, Casa Nissan Legends Cars and Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:45 both days.

General admission is just $12 and kids ages 10 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $40 both nights.

Just off the 2017 season opener this past Saturday, Phoenix native Bob Ream Jr. is off of a good start with his eighth career ASCS Southwest victory.

The chase to the 2017 season championship shows J.T. Imperial chasing with 2016 Rookie of the Year Colton Hardy currently third. Lance Norick and defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, currently make up the top five in the standings.

This event is also part of the four-race Ultimate Showdown. The 360 Winged Sprint Cars of the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will return again July 28-29, and the driver with the most points earned during the four nights will earn a $1,000 bonus plus a nose wing and top wing from Elite Wings and a one-of-a-kind champions belt presented by Consolidated Solar technologies.

The 2017 season represents the 26th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing across the United States for the American Sprint Car Series. From the National Tour, to the seven regional tours that make up the ASCS, over 150 races can be found at 75 tracks across 23 states.

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The Southern New Mexico Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 11 miles west of Las Cruces at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Take exit 132, go left and take the frontage road south of I-10 heading west.

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