TULSA, Okla. (January 24, 2017) – Race fans in and around
Oklahoma and Kansas will once again get their annual serving of
premier wingless Sprint Car racing as the slate has been set for
the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour”.
For the fifth
consecutive year, the stars of the Arizona-based USAC Southwest
Sprint Car series will storm through Oklahoma and Kansas in
August, taking on the best the region has to offer up.
“Freedom Tour” once again consists of four nights of
competition, with the four-race set of $2,500-to-win,
$250-to-start events kicking off Wednesday night, August 16.
Creek County Speedway, 81 Speedway and Caney Valley
Speedway will host this year’s action. Creek
County Speedway and 81 Speedway have been a part of the “Freedom
Tour” since its inaugural season in 2013 with Caney Valley
Speedway a new addition to the popular series in 2017.
“Freedom Tour” kicks off at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa,
OK, on August 16. The ¼-mile bullring has
offered up four winners in four previous years of “Freedom Tour”
competition including local shoe Danny Smith in the inaugural
tour event in 2013 along with fellow area representatives Brady
Bacon and Blake Hahn in 2014 and 2015 before reigning USAC
Southwest champ R.J. Johnson broke the Oklahoma stranglehold on
victory lane last August.
From there, the
tour moves on to 81 Speedway near Wichita, KS, for two nights of
action on Thursday and Friday, August 17-18.
After New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl won the initial “Freedom Tour”
event at 81 Speedway in 2013, Yuma, Arizona’s “Magic Man” Mike
Martin made it two in a row atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in 2014
and 2015 before last year’s round fell victim to heavy rain.
This year’s final
round of “Freedom Tour” action brings a change of scenery with
the racy, ¼-mile Caney Valley Speedway near the Oklahoma-Kansas
state line on Saturday night, August 19.
In four previous
years of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” competition,
nine different drivers have earned feature wins in 15 events.
R.J. Johnson leads the way with four triumphs, including
two of three last year. Rick Ziehl, Charles
Davis, Jr., and Mike Martin each have two wins, will single
“Freedom Tour” wins have gone to Danny Smith, Brady Bacon, Mike
Bonneau, Blake Hahn and Josh Hodges.
Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” Schedule:
August 16 – Creek
County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
August 17 – 81
Speedway (Park City, KS)
August 18 – 81
Speedway (Park City, KS)
August 19 – Caney
Valley Speedway (Caney, KS)
information regarding the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series is
regarding each of the Fifth Annual Freedom Tour tracks is
81 Speedway –