American Sprint Car Series Under New Ownership

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series will begin the 2022 season under new ownership, with Terry Mattox taking over as head of the Oklahoma-based series, the series and sanctioning body announced.

Founded by Emmett Hahn in 1992, the American Sprint Car Series sanctions nearly 200 sprint car events contested yearly across a lineup of national and regional tours.

“I’m not getting any younger, and with everything that has gone on in the last six months with my family, it’s time for a change,” said Hahn.

“I love Sprint Car racing and want to see it continue to grow and thrive. I also wanted someone who has the time to put into making that happen,” Hahn continued. “Terry is 26 and has the time and drive to work on this deal in the best interest of the teams and the sport. Of course, I’m not retiring. I’m still doing the Tulsa Shootout and the Chili Bowl, so I’ll still be plenty busy.”

Mattox has been the Competition Director for the ASCS Sooner Region for the past ten years, as well as the head of scheduling for the National Tour of the American Sprint Car Series for the past four years.

Outside of ASCS, Mattox started the National Open Wheel 600 Series. The 2022 season will be the 10th year for the Micro touring series. In addition to that, he is also co-owner of the Oil Capital Racing Series and an active promoter of events with Terry Mattox Promotions, hosting events in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas over the past five years.

“This is something that I’ve been working towards since I started. I was surprised that it came this fast, but I am honored that Emmett trusts me to carry on the series and make it grow,” said Mattox.

On any possible changes to the series, Terry said, “Right now, I am still going over everything and making sure that any changes I want to make are going to be what’s best for the series, but also the teams and the tracks. Car-wise, I don’t have anything that I see that needs to be changed right now. Emmett had already announced the aluminum block option for next year, so we are working on that. Where I will be looking is more in nightly logistics. Making things run quicker in order to get fans a better show.”

Along with ownership, Mattox will take over the role of national competition director and will be present at every event on the National Tour schedule.

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