Champion Motor Speedway (CLOSED)
Friday, January 23, 2004
AllStar Race Trucks Series Gold Rush Region releases 2004 schedule
by Race Author
LOS GATOS, Calif. -- AllStar Race Truck Series is pleased to announce the following schedule for the Gold Rush inaugural season:
April 3 ... Madera Speedway – Madera, CA
April 17 ... Champion Motor Speedway, Carson City, NV
June 25-26 ... Redwood Acres Raceway, Eureka, CA (Fair weekend)
July 10 ... Champion Motor Speedway, Carson City, NV
July 31 ... Madera Speedway – Madera, CA
Aug. 14 ... Champion Motor Speedway, Carson City, NV
Sept. 18 ... Douglas County Speedway, Roseburg, OR (with NASCAR GN)
“We sincerely appreciate the interest and support that the promoters have shown in agreeing to host these races” said Kelly Conway, Regional Race Director and Dealer, Gold Rush Region. “Opening at Madera Speedway allows us to draw trucks from Southern California that have previously competed under American Race Truck or West Coast Pro Truck sanctioned events. Races at the Champion Motor Speedway in Carson City NV will allow us to draw trucks from Idaho and Utah that have previously competed under American Race Truck or West Coast Pro Truck sanctioned events. We are excited to be invited to race at Redwood Acres Raceway season’s big events, June 25 & 26. And we close our season at a special event with the NASCAR Grand National West cars at Douglas County Speedway on Roseburg OR on Sept. 18.”
Conway added “Our intention this year is to race at tracks where teams will be able to travel to great destinations where they can combine our affordable style of touring racing with family and vacation opportunities. Our regional points fund supported by national sponsors Hoosier Tire, Comp Cams, Quick Fuel carburetors and the regional contingency and travel support sponsors will support our purse structure nicely. With the tight specifications we build and race this style of vehicle under, this inaugural Gold Rush region season will attract many current teams and give racers in other classes, whether up and comers or veterans, something to watch and consider moving to now or in the future.” Conway wanted to remind racers that new trucks can still be ordered and delivered in time for the opening event and there are competitive used trucks available too.
Background: The Allstar Trucks is a full-sized, V8 powered race truck built to compete on asphalt oval tracks up to 3/4 mile in length. It is a high-quality, professionally engineered racing vehicle that offers maximum performance at an affordable price. Allstar Race Trucks feature fiberglass bodies that replicate Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram Trucks. All are V-8 powered (Ford 302, Chevrolet 305, Dodge 318) with automatic transmissions, with engines built to ensure equal power output among the three different makes. All ARTS trucks are currently manufactured in Texas to exact specifications to ensure that each chassis is identical, and each chassis has a serial number and a certificate of origin. For greater power without sacrificing reliability, all engines feature a spec-racing carburetor, intake manifold, camshaft, and tire. Allstar Race Trucks Series is its own sectioning body and has a national set of rules that apply to all ARTS events. The rules are designed to keep the cost in check and enhance driver skill and chassis set up ability. ARTS competitors have access to over 60 sanctioned events in five regions across the United States.