ACE Speedway March and April Race Recap
The first two months of the racing season are in the books for Ace Speedway and its 2012 campaign and if this is any indication of the action to come the rest of the season, then race fans are in for one awesome season
March 10th featured the first race of the new Monster Energy Drink: Tour De Madness Series, a 5 races series featuring the 600 horsepower Monster Modifieds, also the Monster Sportsman and Monster Street Stock divisions. In 2 events so far this season currently Burt Myers (Modifieds), Gary Ledbetter (Sportsman) & David Sumner (Street Stock) lead the respective points standings. With events scheduled for July 3rd, September 3rd and October 6th the Monster Energy Drink: Tour De Madness series is sure to feature even more awesome racing action everytime they hit the track.
March 30th and 31st history was made at Ace with the first ever races for the USAC Mopar National Midget Series as a part of "The Real Deal Tribute" a tribute weekend to former Nascar and USAC Driver Shane Hmiel. Drivers from California, Indiana and all over the country came to do battle around the Altamahaw 4/10's mile bullring Ace Speedway.
In April, Ace has seen other notables as well. Opening night April 6th the feature winner of the Dick Shirley Chevrolet-Late Models was Jeb Burton. Burton, who won 5 races in 2011 made his Nascar Camping World Truck Series debut in 2012 at Martinsville and is currently 25th in the Truck series points standings.
April has also been the month of return, 2 time Dick Shirley Chevrolet-Late Model champion Phillip "Speedy" Faucette (2005, 2009), who hasn't run a full-time schedule since 2009 has qualified on the Sheetz pole in both Late Model races on April 6th and 13th, is the current points leader with a 2nd place finish on April 6th and a feature win on April 13th leading all 100 laps of the feature event.
In April, Ace Speedway also unveiled a special 3-race series for its 5 weekly divisions where a select series will run a longer race with a larger purse. This series is the Adam's Towing & Recovery/AAA Triple Aces Series. On April 13th the Dick Shirley Chevrolet Late Models ran their first Adam's Towing & Recovery/AAA Triple Aces Race with Phillip "Speedy" Faucette picking up the win in the 100 lap event. On April 20th the Strutmasters.com Limited-Late Models ran their first Adam's Towing & Recovery/AAA Triple Aces Series race with Patrick Coleman picking up the win in the 50 lap event.
With April coming to a close, the racing action is only beginning to heat up at Ace Speedway in 2012. The month of May looks to be just as exciting with Boy Scout night on May 4th featuring racing in all 5 weekly divisions, May 11th's Mother Day Special featuring an Adam's Towing & Recovery/AAA Triple Aces 40 lap race for the KPMOTO.com Modifieds. Then May 18th the 3rd annual May Daze Race featuring yet another Triple Aces 100 lap event for the Dick Shirley Chevrolet-Late Models.