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ASCOT EAST BAY PRACTICE ON JANUARY 25 TULSA, Okla. (January 17, 2006)- There will be a special practice session at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, FL, next Wednesday night, January 25, the night before the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on...

ASCOT EAST BAY PRACTICE ON JANUARY 25

TULSA, Okla. (January 17, 2006)- There will be a special practice session at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, FL, next Wednesday night, January 25, the night before the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour kicks off the 2006 season with the Eighth Annual "King of the 360's".

The ASCoT practice session, which precedes the opening night of East Bay Raceway Park's 30th Annual Winter Nationals, is slated to run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. atop the 1/3-mile semi-banked dirt oval.

The current entry count for East Bay Raceway Park's "King of the 360's", which culminates with the Saturday night, January 28, $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Classic, has climbed to more than 50, with two-time and defending ASCS National Champion Gary Wright of Hooks, TX, among the entries.

Among those expected to challenge Wright for the expanded ASCoT crown in 2006, including '05 series runner-up Darren Stewart (Bixby, OK), '05 Most Improved Driver Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), '05 Rookie of the Year Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS), '03 series champion Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), '01 series champion Zach Chappell (Talala, OK), two-time Knoxville Raceway champion Jake Peters (Sioux Falls, SD), Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO), Jan Howard (Byhalia, MS), James Mosher (Albuquerque, NM), thirteen-year-old Trey Robb (Newcastle, OK), Jesse Hockett (Warsaw, MO), 2005 ASCS Sooner Region champion Sean McClelland (Collinsville, OK), Cody Branchcomb (Sapulpa, OK) and two-time Sprints on Dirt champion Dustin Daggett (Portland, MI).

Other top drivers already entered for the East Bay opener include Terry McCarl, Kenny Adams, Jason Sides, Terry Gray and Sport Allen among others.

East Bay Raceway Park is located off I-75 Exit 250, then two miles west, then 1.2 miles north on US 41, then right 1.3 miles on Old US 41, then right on Burts Rd. For more information, contact the track at 813-677-7223 or 1-877-457-5611.

Including ASCoT and the American Sprint Car Series Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern, Sprints on Dirt), the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing in 2006.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-lw-

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