Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (July 21, 2017) – The Fifth
Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” is just
four weeks away with some slight adjustments to the
four-race mini-series set for August 16-19.
year’s edition of the “Freedom Tour” for non-wing 360-ci
Sprint Cars is now set to take place at four different
tracks throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway will host the opener
with ensuing events at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa,
Wichita’s 81 Speedway and Caney Valley Speedway.
of action offers up a $2,500 winner’s share with $250 to
start in each feature.
Tour” 2017 will open with a first-time visit to Little
Rock, Arkansas’ high-banked I-30 Speedway clay oval on
Wednesday night, August 16. Noted for
presenting the prestigious “Short Track Nationals” for
winged 360-ci Sprint Cars each fall, the “Freedom Tour”
opener will mark the first USAC competition at I-30
Speedway since Bryan Clauson topped a National Sprint
Car event atop Arkansas clay on September 6, 2013.
there, action will shift to the ¼-mile Creek County
Speedway bullring near Tulsa, OK, on Thursday night,
August 17. A “Freedom Tour” fixture
since the inaugural edition in 2013, Creek County
Speedway has offered up four different winners in four
previous rounds 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
set for two nights, 81 Speedway near Wichita, KS, will
now host “Freedom Tour” Round Three on Friday night,
August 18. A “Freedom Tour” fixture
as well from the outset, past 81 Speedway winners have
included New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl in 2013 and then Yuma,
Arizona’s Mike Martin with back-to-back wins in 2014 and
2015 atop the 3/8-mile clay oval before last year’s
round fell victim to heavy rain.
new “Freedom Tour” venues around a pair of originals,
Caney Valley Speedway near the Oklahoma-Kansas line will
host this year’s finale on Saturday, August 19.
It will mark the first-ever USAC event atop the
racy, ¼-mile clay oval in Caney, KS.
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
Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” Schedule:
– I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)
– Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)
– 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
– Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, KS)
Information regarding each of the Fifth Annual Freedom
Tour tracks is available at:
County Speedway -
Valley Speedway -
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