Two-Time ASA Champion Gary St. Amant Will Return to Anderson for Redbud 300

Open Wheel Racers Tyce Carlson and Dakota Armstrong Will Also Compete

Anderson Speedway and CRA Super Series Late Model officials announced today that two-time ASA National Champion Gary St. Amant will compete in the Red Bud 300, a tribute to the Heritage of the Old ASA Series. St. Amant joins NASCAR star Kyle Busch among former ASA drivers that will race in the Red Bud 300 on Tuesday, June 16. Former Indy Racing League competitor Tyce Carlson and up and coming USAC star Dakota Armstrong will also be part of the Red Bud 300.

Gary St. Amant, of Columbus, Ohio, made 14 ASA starts at Anderson Speedway with a best performance in 1997 when he earned the victory ahead of Kansas racer Rick Beebe and short track legend Bob Senneker. St. Amant recorded seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes in his career with ASA at Anderson.

St. Amant earned two ASA championships in 1998 and 2000. He finished his career with 23 event victories.

Tyce Carlson, raced seven seasons in the Indy Racing League from 1996-2002. He made 30 career starts, producing two top-10 finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999 and 2000. Carlson made two appearances in the Indianapolis 500 with a best showing of 14th that took place in 1999. Carlson will drive a Ken Mueller prepared CRA Late Model during the Red Bud 300.

Dakota Armstrong has scored two high profile Midget victories in the 2007 PRI Sprint & Midget Classic in Orland, Fla. and last year in the Midget 400 Classic at Anderson. Armstrong, one of the top young stars of open-wheel racing and current USAC Sprint Car Regional Point Leader, has signed with short track development team BDI Racing, owned by SPEED broadcaster Bob Dillner. The 17-year-old Armstrong has been turning heads in his recent stock car starts in the NASCAR Camping World East Series and ARCA RE/MAX Series.

Anderson Speedway and CRA Late Model officials are coming together for the Red Bud 300 that will honor the heritage of the old ASA series, founded by Rex and Becky Robbins. Fans remember the days when ASA brought the top stars in racing through Anderson on a yearly basis, with iconic drivers like Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Dick Trickle, the late Alan Kulwicki, Bob Senneker, Mike Eddy, Ted Musgrave, Johnny Benson, Gary St. Amant and many others. Current NASCAR Cup stars Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, David Stremme, and Matt Kenseth used the Robbins led ASA to help launch their careers to the pinnacle of racing.

Advance tickets featuring the CRA Super Series Late Models in the Red Bud 300 are on sale by contacting the Anderson Speedway Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Advance adult tickets are selling for $20 and $25 on raceday. Admission will be $4 for kids.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway call (765) 642-0206.