Mid-Atlantic vs Patriot Susquehanna preview

ASCS PATRIOT AND MID-ATLANTIC REGIONS SET TO CLASH AT PENN CAN TULSA, Okla. (June 4, 2007) - For the first time in ASCS history, the Patriot and Mid-Atlantic Regions will collide on the same track on the same night for a dual regional...

ASCS PATRIOT AND MID-ATLANTIC REGIONS SET TO CLASH AT PENN CAN

TULSA, Okla. (June 4, 2007) - For the first time in ASCS history, the Patriot and Mid-Atlantic Regions will collide on the same track on the same night for a dual regional event.

The first of three combined events between the two Northeastern regions kicks off this Friday at Reed Miller and Al Wilcox's Penn Can Speedway located in the Northern Pennsylvania Town of Susquehanna. The event will by the ASCS North/South Shootout, with the winner picking up a cool $2,000 dollars.

Penn Can is the Southern-most full point race of the season while it is one of the Northern-most for the Mid-Atlantic. This meeting of the regions conveniently combine local drivers and those traveling quite a distance for battle for top honors.

George Suprick is the long-time favorite for the fans of the 3/8-mile, but has yet to pick up a win with the ASCS Patriots. Expect a number of fans to sport No. 87 shirts for the 2004 ASCS Patriot Champion and current ASCS Mid-Atlantic Point Leader from just down the road in Clarks Summit, PA.

From just across the state line in Binghamton, youngster Coleman Gulick will make his first competitive laps at the closest track to his home that will host sprint cars this year. The driver of the Rob's Market No. 14 will look to do the local sponsor well, as well as his friends and family that will surely be on hand this Friday.

The eye everyone will be keeping his eyes on again this week will have to be the snake-skinned No. 45 of Chuck Hebing. "The Cobra" has won all three ASCS Patriot events to be held at Penn Can.

The Ontario, NY driver has been strong just about anywhere this season, winning four races and holding a slim four point advantage over 2005 Patriot Champ Bryan Howland heading into the fifth full point race of the season for the ASCS Patriots.

While Howland trails Hebing by just four points in the Patriot Region, Tim Hogue is only six points back of Suprick in the Mid-Atlantic Standings. With half the events already taking place in 2007, those two, along with Gulick, will likely be the ones sorting it out for the Inaugural Championship of the new ASCS Region.

Other top names like Jared Zimbardi, Don Adamczyk, Geoff Quackenbush and a slew of others will look to snap Hebing's stranglehold on the Penn Can Speedway and improve their standings in the points at the same time.

The improved purse for this event will likely increase the field as the $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start format will also be met by added bonuses throughout the field. Both the Patriot and Mid-Atlantic approved tires are permitted. There will be no entry fee needed to run in this event.

This will be the first of two sprint car races to be held at Penn Can this season. The other event will also be a North/South Shootout on August 17.

Penn Can Speedway is located in Susquehanna, PA and can be reached by getting off of Interstate 81 at the first exit entering Pennsylvania when heading South, or the last exit in PA when heading North on I-81. For more information visit www.PennCan.com or www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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