TULSA, Okla. (July 30, 2003) - Fans will have the opportunity to meet several of the top drivers from the O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and United Trailers this weekend in Oklahoma City and Joplin.
With this weekend's events kicking off Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores annual fund-raising efforts for the Children's Miracle Network, drivers will be at three Oklahoma City-area locations prior to Friday night's race and at the Joplin location before Saturday's race. There will be ticket giveaways at each of the Oklahoma City locations on Friday. All appearances are scheduled to be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Friday, 2001 ASCS National champion Zach Chappell from Talala, OK, who is currently embroiled in a four-way battle for the 2003 series championship, and his sister Stephanie Chappell, currently ranked in the top ten in ASCS Sooner Region points, will both be at the Love's Travel Stop located at I-40 and Choctaw Road (I-40 Exit 166).
Currently ranked second in ASCS National points, just 12 markers out of the lead, Travis Rilat of Forney, TX, will be at the Love's Travel Stop located at I-40 and Morgan Road (I-40 Exit 140). Rilat picked up his fourth ASCS National Tour victory of the season this past weekend.
Also on Friday, Cody Branchcomb of Sapulpa, OK, last year's ASCS Brodix Rookie of the Year, will be at the Love's Travel Stop at I-35 and N.E. 122nd (I-35 Exit 137). The high school senior-to-be is currently ranked fifth in ASCS National points.
Prior to Saturday night's event at Joplin 66 Speedway, Toby Brown, currently ranked sixth in points, will be on hand with the Brown Racing Xpress two-seater Sprint Car at the Love's Travel Stop located at I-44 and Highway 43 (I-44 Exit 4) in Joplin, MO. The Brown Racing Xpress two-seater will be in action for both Friday and Saturday night's events, with lucky fans winning some exciting rides aboard the machine each night.
All proceeds raised from Friday night's two-seater rides at Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway, as well as other prizes including a Chili Bowl Nationals package, will go directly to the Children's Miracle Network, a nationwide non-profit organization comprised of an alliance of premier hospitals dedicated to providing the finest care, research and community outreach to help millions of children with diseases and injuries of every kind.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.