The schedule and entry blank for the ASA STARS National Tour Tar Heel 250, ‘Thursday Thunder in the Foothills,’ at Hickory Motor Speedway on May 25 have been released by series officials.
On Wednesday, May 24, the ASA STARS National Tour and its team will enter the Hickory Motor Speedway in preparation for the Tar Heel 250. Hauler parking will take place from 4-7 p.m. ET.
The Tar Heel 250 will be a one-day show, co-sanctioned with the ASA Southern Super Series, with all on-track action set for Thursday, May 25. Practice begins at 12:30 p.m. ET for the ASA STARS National Tour. That initial session will be completed at 1:15. The final practice is slated for 1:45-2:30. Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models will hit the track for their practice at 3:30 before qualifying at 4:15.
ASA STARS National Tour qualifying will begin at 4:45, with an autograph session scheduled for 6:00. Limited Late Model teams are urged to participate in the autograph session if able.
Racing is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET for the Tar Heel 250 and will be followed by the 50-lap Limited Late Model feature.
The full schedule can be found below, along with an entry link and a driver profile form.
Tar Heel 250 Schedule: Printable (PDF)
Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
4:00-7:00PM Pit Credential Office Opens
4:00-7:00PM ASA STARS Hauler Parking
7:15PM Pit Gate Closes
Thursday, May 25th, 2023
8:30AM Remaining ASA Hauler Parking
9:00AM ASA STARS Registration & Garage Opens
12:15PM Grandstands Open to Watch Practice
12:30-1:15PM ASA STARS Practice #1
1:15-1:45PM Cold Track – Park Local Haulers
1:45-2:30PM ASA STARS Practice #2
2:30-3:30PM Cold Track – Park Local Haulers
3:00PM ASA STARS Qualifying Tech
2:45-3:30PM Local Tire Mounting
3:30PM Ticket Office & Grandstands Open
3:30-4:00PM Limited Late Model Practice
4:00-4:15PM Cold Track
4:15PM Limited Late Model Qualifying (1 Lap)
4:45PM ASA STARS Qualifying
5:30PM ASA STARS Last Chance Race (If Needed)
5:45PM Grid ASA Cars On Track
6:00PM ASA STARS Autograph Session
7:00PM Pre Race Ceremonies
7:30PM ASA STARS/Southern Super Series Tar Heel 250
Limited Late Model 50 Laps (45 Minutes)
Hickory Entry: https://slms.info/23HMSe
Driver Profile Form: https://slms.info/23PRO
Tickets for the Tar Heel 250 ‘Thursday Thunder in the Foothills’ are available for purchase online. Tickets for the Tar Heel 250 can be purchased here.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Georgia racer Casey Roderick won the Sunshine State 200.
The series’ next event is on Sunday, May 7 at Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin for the Joe Shear Classic. Tickets are available online by visiting misracing.com/tickets.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.