Two-Time ASA Champion Gary St. Amant Will Return to Anderson for Redbud
Open Wheel Racers Tyce Carlson and Dakota Armstrong Will Also
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.