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Tim Crawley, Michael Dupuy & Zach Chappell to lead 10-Car "Team ASCS" KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 6, 2002) - American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) point leader Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, Ark., will lead "Team ASCS" at Knoxville Raceway's Brodix...

Tim Crawley, Michael Dupuy & Zach Chappell to lead 10-Car "Team ASCS"

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 6, 2002) - American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) point leader Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, Ark., will lead "Team ASCS" at Knoxville Raceway's Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) on Sunday, August 4. In addition to Crawley, the other nine members of Emmett Hahn's 'super-team' are, in order, runner-up Michael Dupuy of Louisiana, Zach Chappell of Oklahoma, Garry Lee Maier of Kansas, Toby Brown and Wayne Pennington of Missouri, Cody Branchcomb of Oklahoma, and Jason Johnson, Gary Wright and Travis Rilat of Texas.

Crawley has a .074 winning percentage with ASCS so far this season, having won twice at Jetmore, Ks., and Yellville, Ark., aboard Penn Racing's Madcap-powered Avenger sprinter. Dupuy earned one ASCS final- night win at Kilgore, Tex., in Scott Chilcutt's mIn Motorsports Management-sponsored Snyder/Eagle car. Chappell, defending National 360 Sprint Car Poll "Driver of the Year", has one ASCS win at Beaumont, Tex., in his dad David Chappell's Carbone-powered Maxim sprinter.

The Brodix Tournament of Champions invitations will formally be issued to the top 360 stars on July 8th. According to Knoxville director of racing Ralph 'Cappy' Capitani, "I think 'Team ASCS' is one of the strongest groups that will compete in this year's Brodix ToC. Especially when you consider that 410 regulars Jason Johnson, Gary Wright and Travis Rilat are currently eighth, ninth, and tenth in their points, and all have raced enough (60%) to earn ToC eligibility. Man, their fully- inverted heat race will be stacked!"

ASCS will compete in the $4,000-to-win Brodix Tournament of Champions on equal footing with the Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Knoxville's own hard chargers, United Racing Club (URC) and the "Best of the Midwest" team, consisting of the 'top dogs' from the Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA), WISSOTA Promoters Association and the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW). Each of the five groups will have six cars in the 30-car ToC. The top three finishers in the ASCS heat will advance, with two more coming from their B-Main. The top point-getter, as of July 8th, that did not transfer from the heat or 'B' will then receive the ASCS ToC provisional and tag the 25-lap A-Main. All forty-nine invited teams will compete under one common set of technical rules, which include use of the Brodix ASCS spec head.

General admission tickets for the Sunday-before-the-Nationals race are just ten dollars apiece. Those seeking more information on the Brodix Tournament of Champions are urged to call Knoxville Raceway at 641-842-5431, or consult their web-site at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Cody Branchcomb , Travis Rilat , Tim Crawley , Jason Johnson