Mid-South Region Mississippi double preview

ASCS Mid-South Region Fires off with Mississippi Double TULSA, Okla. (April 10, 2006) -- There will be history in the making this weekend as the all-new American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region fires to life with a pair of events...

ASCS Mid-South Region Fires off with Mississippi Double

TULSA, Okla. (April 10, 2006) -- There will be history in the making this weekend as the all-new American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region fires to life with a pair of events in the Magnolia State of Mississippi.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night at Swinging Bridge Raceway in Jackson, MS, before moving on to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS, for Saturday night's First Annual Budweiser Boll Weevil Rumble.

Friday's event marks the return of American Sprint Car Series racing action to Swinging Bridge Raceway's 0x00bc-mile, semi-banked clay oval for the first time since 1997, while Saturday's card is the first time ever for Sprint Cars to pound the high-banked dirt of Magnolia Motor Speedway's 3/8-mile oval. Saturday's event at Magnolia Motor Speedway offers up a $2,000 winner's share.

A stout field of approximately 30 entries are expected for both nights of racing action, with O'Reilly ASCS National Tour aces Darren Stewart and Jan Howard among those taking on ASCS Mid-South Region championship hopefuls such as A.G. Rains, Dale Howard, Josh Howard and Bryce Vowan.

The ASCS Mid-South Region will be taking on the Southern United Professional Racing sprint car series on both nights, with defending SUPR champion Michael Herrington and Shane Morgan leading the SUPR charge.

Friday night's card at Swinging Bridge Raceway is slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m., with Saturday's showdown at Magnolia Motor Speedway going green at 7:00 p.m.

Swinging Bridge Raceway is located just south of Jackson, MS, off I-55 Exit 85 (Byram Exit), then 0.7 mile east on Siwell Road to Old Byram Road, then north 0.4 mile. For more information, contact the track at 601-373-0076 or 601-720-7323.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located five miles west of Columbus, MS, on US 82, then 0.4 miles south on US 45, then east on SR 182. For more information, contact the track at 662-328-0376.

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 (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

The inaugural season for the ASCS Mid-South Region currently consists of ten events at eight different tracks throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana. The originally scheduled ASCS Mid-South Region season opener at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on April 1 was washed out by rain.

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

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Series Sprint
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