Fulton Speedway to host Patriots finale

2007 Championship for ASCS Patriots set for Fulton this Saturday for $2,007-to-win. TULSA, Okla. (September 3, 2007)- Four months ago, the fifth season in ASCS Patriot history got underway with a scintillating event at Fulton Speedway. ...

2007 Championship for ASCS Patriots set for Fulton this Saturday for $2,007-to-win.

TULSA, Okla. (September 3, 2007)- Four months ago, the fifth season in ASCS Patriot history got underway with a scintillating event at Fulton Speedway. Twenty races and eight winners later the season wraps up back where it all started.

The Fulton Speedway will play host to their second ASCS Patriot event of 2007 this Saturday with a special $2,007-to-win event to crown this year's Champion.

Riverside Bar and Grill of Gananoque, Ontario put up the extra money for this event to close out a successful season with a bang. The extra cash is likely to bring out some different names, but the always-shining stars of the Patriots will also be gunning for the top prize and plenty more.

Chuck Hebing is zeroing in on his second-consecutive ASCS Patriot Championship, due in large part to his record-setting five consecutive wins over the last two weeks. "Cobra" only needs to show up to the final three Patriot events to become the first repeat champion in series history.

Hebing won the season-opener at Fulton in dominating fashion; if the Ontario, NY driver hangs on to win the title, it will be the third year in a row that the ASCS Patriot Champion won the season opener.

While Hebing is in good position to win the 2007 Championship, he still is engaged in an ultra-tight point battle heading into Fulton. Jason Barney leads the inaugural A-Verdi Storage Containers King of Central New York Series within a Series by a mere six points over Hebing, meaning he must finish within two spots of the No. 45 to pick up the crown at the end of the night. Jared Zimbardi can also win this title on a night sponsored by A-Verdi.

"Cobra" also commands a slim advantage in the Gater Racing News Hard Charger of the Season Standings presented by Red Bear Hand Cleaner. A slew of competitors can still win this title, with Ray Preston of Romulus, NY only four positions advanced away from snagging this title.

Scott Kreutter has all but locked up the 2007 ASCS Patriot Rookie of the Year Honors, but continues to search for his first career A-Main Victory. Fresh off a fourth place run Saturday at Woodhull, he is primed for a run on Saturday.

Don Adamczyk scored his best career finish at Woodhull on Saturday with a runner-up showing in his No. 21. Adamczyk has closed within 10 points of Ray Preston for third in points and will look to improve on his sixth place run at the high-banked 3/8-mile back in May.

Bryan Howland's last sprint win in the U.S. came at Fulton in 2006 and will hope that he has the answer once again at one of the closest tracks to his home. Howland is looking to become the ninth different ASCS Patriot winner of the season.

Jessica Zemken and Justin Barger struggled in the first visit for the ASCS Patriots to Fulton, but their strong showings of late give them the confidence to believe that either can capture their second career ASCS win on Saturday.

Rick Wilson is always strong at Fulton and if the No. 42w is in appearance Saturday it should be no different. The winner of the first two Patriot races at Fulton has also gone winless with ASCS for 2007.

Fulton is the closest stop to home for Dave Wickham who is likely to finish in the top-10 in the A-Verdi King of CNY Point Standings. Wickham scored a top-10 at Woodhull on Saturday with no brakes and looks to catch a break this Saturdya.

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