Byline: Dave Kallmann
MILWAUKEE _ The American Speed Association fires its engines on familiar ground this weekend, but there's no question this is a new-look season for the venerable short-track series.
In fact, it's probably wrong to call the ASA Racing Series a short-track circuit anymore.
Sure, it opens for the fifth time Saturday night at three-quarter-mile USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla., and there is an assortment of three-eighths and half-miles on the schedule. But by May, the series finds itself at 1.5-mile Kentucky Motor Speedway, and it finishes with three straight superspeedway events.
ASA went to Michigan International Speedway awhile back, but that was just a one-time shot. This is a shift in philosophy.
Second-year owner Steve Dale thinks he can add …