American Sprint Car Series to Acquire SOD

TULSA, Okla. (September 7, 2005) -- The Michigan-based Sprints on Dirt series will join the American Sprint Car Series fold in 2006, as it was announced today that the Tulsa-based ASCS is acquiring Sprints on Dirt.

The American Sprint Car Series' acquisition of SOD will be complete upon the conclusion of the 2005 season. "We're excited about this," commented current Sprints on Dirt president Jason Fausey. "Next year will be SOD's 27th year and we're enthused about SOD's future with the American Sprint Car Series.

In 2006, the Sprints on Dirt presented by ASCS will join the existing ASCS Southern Tour along with the ASCS Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions. It was also recently announced that the ASCS National Tour will go truly national in 2006.

Founded in 1980, the Sprints on Dirt has sanctioned 360-ci sprint car racing since 1998. In 2005, SOD sanctioned approximately 25 events at 17 different tracks throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Canada. A majority of SOD events are contested in Michigan.

"The Sprints on Dirt series has been strong for years around Michigan and the surrounding area, and we look forward to taking SOD to the next level with ASCS," commented ASCS president and founder Emmett Hahn.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 18 different states.

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