Midwest Region I-80 Speedway preview

Lawrence Ideus Memorial on Tap for ASCS Midwest Region at I-80 Speedway TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2005) -- The American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region fires back into action this Friday night with the Lawrence Ideus Memorial at Nebraska Raceway...

Lawrence Ideus Memorial on Tap for ASCS Midwest Region at I-80 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2005) -- The American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region fires back into action this Friday night with the Lawrence Ideus Memorial at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE.

The series features three different winners through the opening three rounds of action entering Friday night's outing, with Iowa's Terry McCarl, Nebraska's Jason Danley and Missouri's Brian Brown each breaking into ASCS Midwest Region victory lane.

After topping Monday night's outing at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, SD, Grain Valley, Missouri's Brown sits atop the series' point charts, holding a slim eight-point advantage over Lincoln, NE, hotshoe Billy Alley.

Nipping at the lead pair's heels are another pair of Lincoln drivers, Don Droud, Jr., and Toby Chapman, who are tied for third in points.

Roca, NE, shoe Rick Ideus enters Friday night's event ranked fifth in points.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Midwest Region points includes Jason Danley (Eagle, NE), Frankie Heimbaugh (Albion, IA), Jake Peters (Sioux Falls, SD), Lyle Howey III (Brooking, SD) and Jason Martin (Liberal, KS).

More than 30 cars are expected for Friday night's Lawrence Ideus Memorial, which is slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m.

Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway is located between Lincoln and Omaha in Greenwood, NE, off I-80 Exit #420. For more information, contact the track at 402-944-2233.

The 2005 slate for the ASCS Midwest Region consists of 11 nights of racing at seven different tracks throughout, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota and Iowa.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction more than 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
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