The Future
"Obviously, if you commit to do something like this, you want to be able to build on it for the future. We are currently in discussions to do just that," says Huth. Adding an exclamation to that statement, during the post race press conference, Free State Premier Magashule announced that his government would support the return of the Free State 500 for 2011.

"Next year we will have you come back to Phakisa," said Premier Magashule. "Bring your families and bring your friends, please come and experience everything our country has to offer."

The Free State 500 had everything a fan or competitor could ask for, tight racing, fender-to-fender excitement, a ground-breaking format that allowed cars with different engine types to compete against one another, and much more. But the success of the race signals the start of what could be a whole new area of growth for short-track motorsports, an international oval track series, the ASA Transcontinental Series. A solid foundation proven by a strong car count and 10,000-plus fans in the stands has been established. Now the sky's the limit for the Free State 500K and the ASA Transcontinental Series.

The Official Finishing Order
Pos. Car # Name and Hometown
1 09 John Mickel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 90 Toni McCray, Highland, CA
3 96 Marc Davis, Mitchelville, MD
4 08 Rick McCray, Bloomington, CA
5 900 Johan Spies, Cape Town, South Africa
6 73 Gary Lewis, Bothell, WA
7 19 Tiffany Daniels, Smithfield, VA
8 55 Greg Barnhart, Oklahoma City, OK
9 8 Geoff Bodine, Chemung, NY
10 68 Danie Correia, Welkom, South Africa
11 20 Gugu Zulu, Johannesburg, South Africa
12 97 Mark Ebert, Tucson, AZ
13 41 Ron Norman, Tucson, AZ
14 98 Shaun Richardson, Noosa,Queensland,Australia
15 22 Johan Cronje, Welkom, South Africa
16 F22 Russ Blakeley, Whitewater, WI
17 61 Tim Olson, Hamel, MN
18 00 Johan Coetzer, Welkom, South Africa
19 F66 Steve Carlson, West Salem, WI
20 52 Chris Wimmer, Wausau, WI
21 11 Jaco Correia, Welkom, South Africa
22 80 Mark Shaffer, Peoria, AZ
23 85 Lance Fenton, Tyler, TX
24 88 Don Uhlir, Tucson, AZ