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Baton Rouge Revs Up for O'Reilly ASCoT Special TULSA, Okla. (March 1, 2006) -- Baton Rouge Raceway is gearing up for the biggest Sprint Car special event in track history, as the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour invade the ...

Baton Rouge Revs Up for O'Reilly ASCoT Special

TULSA, Okla. (March 1, 2006) -- Baton Rouge Raceway is gearing up for the biggest Sprint Car special event in track history, as the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour invade the semi-banked, quarter-mile clay oval next Friday night, March 10, for the Louisiana Shootout.

The likes of Gary Wright, Jason Johnson, Travis Rilat, Zach Chappell, Darren Stewart, Tim Montgomery, Jake Peters and a host of others will battle it out as the ASCS National Tour resumes 2006 action in its first visit to Baton Rouge.

The series moves on to Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, TX, for the Leading Edge Lubricants Challenge the following night, Saturday, March 11.

The series kicked off the '06 campaign with more than 80 entries at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, on January 26-28, with Travis Rilat and Terry McCarl splitting victory honors in the preliminary features before McCarl topped the $10,000 to win finale.

While McCarl sits atop the series points entering the weekend's events, Tim Montgomery of Fredericktown, MO, is the highest ranked of the twenty-plus drivers that have announced intentions to pursue the 2006 ASCoT championship.

Montgomery enters the weekend just nine points ahead of Rookie of the Year contender Nick Smith of Broken Arrow, OK, with 2003 series champion Travis Rilat of Forney, TX, just one more marker back.

Two-time and defending series champion Gary Wright of Hooks, TX, enters the weekend ranked tenth, just 24 points off Montgomery's pace.

More than 40 of the nation's top drivers are expected for the O'Reilly ASCoT events at Baton Rouge Raceway on Friday night, March 10, and Houston Raceway Park on Saturday night, March 11.

Baton Rouge Raceway is located off I-110 Exit 6, then one mile east on Louisiana SR 408, then 7.1 miles north on SR 67, then 0.4 mile west. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., with racing slated to go green at 8:00 p.m.

Houston Raceway Park is located in Baytown, TX, east of Houston on I-10 to Exit 798, then three miles south on SR 146, then 0.8 mile southeast on FM 1405, then 1.5 miles northeast on FM 565.

Tickets for the Baton Rouge Raceway event and Houston Raceway Park's Leading Edge Lubricants Challenge are just $20 per event for adults, with children ages 6-12 just $10 per event. Children under six years of age are admitted free.

-ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Travis Rilat , Nick Smith , Jason Johnson