ASCoT: This week in ASCS 2006-03-23

ASCS This Week TULSA, Okla. (March 23, 2006) -- A stellar field of approximately 60 entries is expected for this weekend's O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour Spring Nationals at Oklahoma City's State Fair ...

ASCS This Week

TULSA, Okla. (March 23, 2006) -- A stellar field of approximately 60 entries is expected for this weekend's O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour Spring Nationals at Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway, with Danny Lasoski and Jason Sides among the latest that are expected for the action-packed weekend.

The Series:O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour (ASCoT)

What, When & Where:Friday night at 7:30 p.m. -- State Fair Speedway Spring Nationals prelim

Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. -- State Fair Speedway Spring Nationals finale

Note: Top 4 finishers in Friday night's feature locked into Saturday feature. Top 2 in combined passing points from Saturday's heats and qualifying races join Friday's top four feature finishers in a six-car Dash that will determine how the front three rows of Saturday's feature will be aligned.

Track Information:

State Fair Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) -- 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval located on the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds near the intersection of N.W. 10th and May Avenue. Track phone: 972-222-2421.

O'Reilly ASCoT State Fair Speedway History:

State Fair Speedway has hosted 16 ASCS National Tour events since 1994, with a dozen events in Oklahoma City since the track was reconfigured prior to the 2002 season. Gary Wright has won five of twelve feature events since the reconfiguration, with fellow Texas racer Kevin Ramey the only other driver to score more than one win since that time.

The last time Gary Wright didn't start an ASCS National Tour feature event, it was at State Fair Speedway on May 9, 2003, when an accident while en route forced Wright to miss the event. Since that time, Wright has racked up two series titles and has started 98 consecutive ASCS National Tour feature events entering the weekend. The series record for most consecutive feature starts is 101, established by Talala, OK, racer Zach Chappell.

Devil's Bowl ASCS National winners include: Gary Wright 7, Kevin Ramey 2, Zach Chappell 1, Tommie Estes, Jr. 1, Wayne Pennington 1, Travis Rilat 1, Darren Stewart 1, Shane Stewart 1, Danny Wood 1.

State Fair Speedway O'Reilly ASCoT Race-by-race: Gary Wright (10/13/94), Tommie Estes, Jr. (5/26/96), Gary Wright (8/11/96), Zach Chappell (7/21/01), Wayne Pennington (5/17/02), Kevin Ramey (6/28/02), Gary Wright (8/23/02), Travis Rilat (5/9/03), Shane Stewart (6/1/03), Gary Wright (6/27/03), Gary Wright (8/1/03), Danny Wood (6/25/04), Gary Wright (7/30/04), Kevin Ramey (5/20/05), Darren Stewart (6/24/05), Gary Wright (7/29/05).

Current O'Reilly ASCoT Points:

Top Ten: 1. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX) 481, 2. Gary Wright (Hooks, TX) 475, 3. Nick Smith (Broken Arrow, OK) 474, 4. Darren Stewart (Bixby, OK) 453, 5. Tim Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO) 437, 6. Jesse Hockett (Warsaw, MO) 436, 7. Zach Chappell (Talala, OK) 423, 8. Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO) 418, 9. (tie) Sean McClelland (Collinsville, OK) and Mike Chadd (Lincoln, NE) 416.

2006 O'Reilly ASCoT Feature Winners:

Terry McCarl 2, Jesse Hockett 1, Sean McClelland 1, Travis Rilat 1. March 17 feature at Devil's Bowl Speedway postponed to June 24 by rain.

On the Web:

Both nights will be carried live on the DIRT Radio Network at www.dirtvision.com/, with Chili Bowl announcers Tony Bokhoven and Randy Ward calling all the action. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night.

Next Up:

April 28 Poplar Bluff Speedway(Poplar Bluff, MO)

April 29 I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours, including Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, 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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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Danny Lasoski , Jason Sides , Shane Stewart , Travis Rilat , Jesse Hockett , Nick Smith , Kevin Ramey , Sean McClelland