Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 14, 2017) – Traditional
Sprint Car racing fans throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and
Kansas are in for a rare treat this week with the fifth
rendition of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom
wingless Sprint Cars will sling the clay for four nights
at four different tracks beginning on Wednesday night,
battling it out for a $2,500 winner’s share each night
with a minimum of $250 to start each feature event.
begins with Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway hosting the
“Freedom Tour” for the first time on Wednesday.
From there, action shifts to Creek County
Speedway near Tulsa on Thursday night and then Wichita’s
81 Speedway on Friday night. The
mini-series wraps up on Saturday night at Caney Valley
Speedway near the Oklahoma-Kansas line in Caney, KS.
be some USAC National flavor in the mix over the course
of the week as Cali native Chad Boespflug will mix it up
with the Arizona contingent that include the likes of
reigning series champion R.J. Johnson along with Charles
Davis, Jr., Mike Martin, Stevie Sussex, Shon Deskins,
Tye Mihocko, Dennis Gile and Chris Bonneau among others.
currently sits third in in USAC National points while
R.J. Johnson leads the way in USAC Southwest point
Southwest invaders will face stiff competition at each
track from the local forces, with Memphis shoe Anthony
Nicholson among those set for another full tour of
“Freedom Tour” duty after taking in last year’s full
slate of events. A past Short Track
Nationals preliminary feature winner at I-30 Speedway,
Nicholson finished among the top ten in all three of
last year’s completed “Freedom Tour” features.
Speedway and Caney Valley Speedway will both be hosting
the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” for the
first time while Creek County Speedway and 81 Speedway
have been series staples since the outset in 2013.
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, while
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 – I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR), Racing at
7:30 p.m. First Freedom Tour event.
– Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK), Racing at 8:00
p.m. Past winners: Danny Smith
(2013), Brady Bacon (2014), Blake Hahn (2015), R.J.
– 81 Speedway (Park City, KS), Racing at 7:30 p.m.
Past Winners: Rick Ziehl (2013), Mike Martin
(2014), Mike Martin (2015), Mother Nature (2016).
– Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, KS), Racing at 7:00 p.m.
First Freedom Tour event.
Information regarding each of the Fifth Annual Freedom
Tour tracks is available at:
County Speedway -
Valley Speedway -
information regarding the USAC Southwest Sprint Car
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