O'Reilly ASCoT -- The Month Ahead TULSA, Okla. (April 3, 2007) -- With seven nights of racing in the books, the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series will tack on three more events over the final two...
O'Reilly ASCoT -- The Month Ahead
TULSA, Okla. (April 3, 2007) -- With seven nights of racing in the books, the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series will tack on three more events over the final two weekends of April.
The stars of the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour will take to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS, for the first time in series history on Saturday night, April 21, before moving on to more familiar territory with 67 Texarkana Speedway and Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on the following weekend, April 27 and 28.
Through the series opening seven nights of racing this year, three-time and defending series champion Gary Wright of Hooks, TX, has bolted into the points lead on the strength of top-five finishes in each feature event, including three wins.
Wright's advantage is currently at 43 points over Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson, who has rejoined the ASCS National Tour and will try to chase down the $50,000 championship to go along with his 2000 title. Johnson topped two of the four March feature events, including a triumph in Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway Spring Nationals finale.
South Dakota's Chuck Swenson, the reigning ASCS Northern Plains Region champion, has climbed to third on the strength of three top-five feature runs in March, with 2005 ASCS National Tour runner-up Darren Stewart and 2003 ASCS National champion Travis Rilat rounding out the current top five.
A runner-up finisher in the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals, Louisiana's Jason Johnson has climbed to sixth in points despite some turbulent luck along the way.
After posting top-five finishes on both nights of State Fair Speedway's Spring Nationals, Foster Landon of Collinsville, OK, is seventh in points and holds the early edge over Canada's Chris Schmelzle in the Brodix Rookie of the Year points race.
After missing the East Bay opener in January, Kansas shoe Garry Lee Maier has moved into eighth in points, with Oklahoma drivers Andy Shouse and Danny Jennings completing the current top ten.
The Series: O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour (ASCoT)
When & Where:
Saturday night, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. -- Magnolia Motor Speedway
Friday night, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. -- 67 Texarkana Speedway
Saturday night, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. -- I-30 Speedway