ASA Racing Family Spreads The Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is about giving and sharing.  Many in the ASA family are doing that this season.  Many are helping to spread the holiday cheer along with sharing their holiday wishes.  Here is a small glimpse of the 2011 ASA Racing Holiday season.

The holidays have long been known as the season of giving. Some ASA Member Tracks are doing that this season. 

Havasu 95 Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Lake Havasu City, AZ, is showing their support for Toys for Tots for the third year.  They recently raised enough money to buy 111 bikes for the non-profit organization.  The most bikes they have provided so far.  In 2009, they purchased 50 bicycles and increased that in 2010 with 75 bikes and a handful of scooters and skateboards.

Norway Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Norway, MI, recently wrapped up their 2011 Toy/Food Drive.  The donations will put toys under the Christmas tree for under privileged children and food on the table for families during the holiday season.

Here is a sample of some of the holiday wishes from the ASA Family.  Thank you to all for contributing. 

Barry Beggarly, 2011 ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Member Track National Champion, has a personal holiday wish.  “I would like wish my wife a quick recovery from the surgery she will be having after Christmas,” Beggarly said.

Andrew Morrissey, the 2011 ASA Midwest Tour Champion, has a wish that many racers would share with as well.  “I would like to have a successful 2012 season and build off what we did in 2011,” Morrissey said.  “The big wish really is end my winless streak in the ASA Midwest Tour and get some wins on top of the championship.”

Zack Franks finished second in the ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Member Track National Championship standings after winning the Late Model Sportsman Championship at Newport Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Tennessee.  It was Franks first season ever of racing.  His wish is simple, “All I want to do is race!” Franks exclaimed.  “That’s all I have really asked for.  I have been hoping for the chance to meet Joe Gibbs for a long time.  But this year I’m asking for a chance to go big.  I really want to make it and I think this is my only chance at anything.”

Chrissy Wallace had a great season at Lebanon I-44 Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Missouri.   She not only became the first female to win a track championship at the famous facility, but she also won the ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Member Track West Championship.  She received an early gift, a new leather jacket from  Her wish is not surprising, “A full ride in the Truck or Nationwide Series is on my wish list,” Wallace said.

We asked followers of the ASA Racing Facebook page for their holiday wishes.

Ray Richer, an ASA Racing fan posted his wish on the ASA Facebook page.  He said he would like to, “To race an ASA Late Model someday.” 

Dalton Ellis who races at Desoto Super Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Bradenton, FL, shared the same wish as Richer.  “Same as Ray and a win on New Year’s Eve Crash ‘N Bash event at Desoto Super Speedway,” he said.

Bobby Perez, who lives in the state of Washington, posted that he would like to run an ASA Midwest Tour event.

Brent Arte-Artechevarria, a track announcer at Meridian Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Idaho, passed along his holiday wish. “As a lifelong fan, racer, and track employee, I wish that all of our racing families have a happy and joyous holiday and remain safe as we get ready for 2012.  We send our prayers to those we lost from the racing community this past year. God Bless and Merry Christmas!!!”

Dennis Huth, ASA President, passes along his holiday wish.  “We wish everyone a safe holiday season and a successful 2012 season,” Huth said.  “ASA is very thankful for the friendships and partnerships with our ASA Member Tracks and Series.  We are grateful for our members. Thank you for a successful 2011 and we look forward to a more successful 2012.”

The ASA family includes competitors, crewmembers, promoters, officials, track/series employees, and especially the fans.

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