ASCoT: Purse restructured

ASCoT Purse Restructured -- Point Fund Still Intact TULSA, Okla. (March 2, 2006) -- In an effort to better serve both track promoters and race teams, the purse for the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour has been restructured for the 2006 ...

ASCoT Purse Restructured -- Point Fund Still Intact

TULSA, Okla. (March 2, 2006) -- In an effort to better serve both track promoters and race teams, the purse for the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour has been restructured for the 2006 season.

While the purse has been restructured to be more affordable for tracks across the country, the previously announced $150,000 point fund with $50,000 earmarked for the 2006 series champion is still in place.

The winner's share for each one night event has been changed to $3,000, with the balance of the changes made through the middle of the purse. The tenth place feature finisher in each one night event will receive $750, with all feature starters still earning $400.

"The effects of this restructuring will be twofold," explained series president and founder Emmett Hahn. "The revised purse structure is more affordable for more tracks now, so that will help get some of them off the fence and book some races. And the racers will benefit by having more races, which will more than offset what we've had to trim from the original purse structure."

The O'Reilly ASCS National Tour kicked off the season at Tampa, FL, with East Bay Raceway Park's "King of the 360's" on January 26-28, with 83 cars competing in the event.

Action resumes next Friday night, March 10, at Baton Rouge Raceway, before moving on to Houston Raceway Park for the Leading Edge Lubricants Challenge on Saturday night, March 11. The original purse of $4,000 to win and $400 to start in still in effect for the Baton Rouge and Houston Raceway Park events.

Tow money for the top ten in points is still in effect as well, with the top ten in points each receiving $200 per night. Tow money will be distributed according to the current top ten in points beginning with the Houston Raceway Park event. Baton Rouge tow money, just the fourth of the year, will be based upon last year's top ten in points.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 175 nights of racing in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours, including Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt.

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

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