Midwest Region Nebraska weekend preview

ASCS Midwest Region Ready for Championship Weekend in Nebraska! TULSA, Okla. (September 2, 2008) -- The American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region is set to put the wraps on the 2008 season with a pair of events in Nebraska over this...

ASCS Midwest Region Ready for Championship Weekend in Nebraska!

TULSA, Okla. (September 2, 2008) -- The American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region is set to put the wraps on the 2008 season with a pair of events in Nebraska over this coming weekend.

On Friday night, the series makes its annual stop at the high-banked, 3/8-mile Butler County Motorplex in Rising City, NE. Then on Sunday night, the ASCS Midwest Region's season championship finale takes place with Eagle Raceway's fabled Nebraska Cup event atop the high-banked, 1/3-mile clay oval.

Originally slated for three nights of action, the weekend triple was reduced to a double by the late cancellation of the event scheduled for Saturday night at Minneapolis Speedway in Minneapolis, KS. The Minneapolis event will not be rescheduled.

Trying to put the clamps on the ASCS Midwest Region championship this weekend in his home state is 18-year-old Springfield, NE, shoe Jack Dover, who carries a cushy 108 point lead over Bobby Becker into the weekend.

Three of Dover's six overall ASCS feature wins this season have come in ASCS Midwest Region action, with five top-five runs in a half-dozen Midwest features.

Becker holds down the runner-up spot, just ten points ahead of Crete's Mike Boston, with Missouri's Brian Brown and North Dakota's Natalie Sather rounding out the current top five.

Boston can put the wraps on a third consecutive Eagle Raceway title on Sunday night, Brown ranks as the winningest driver in ASCS Midwest Region history and Sather was the 2007 ASCS Midwest Region champion.

Both events feature a $1,500 winner's share.

Another $1,500 will be doled out among the top eight drivers in passing points at Sunday's Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway in the form of a Dash for Cash. The winner will pocket an extra $500. The runner-up collects a $300 bonus, with $200 for third and then $100 for positions four through eight in the dash.

Friday's action at the Butler County Motorplex goes green at 8:00 p.m., with Sunday's card at Eagle Raceway firing off at 6:00 p.m.

The Butler County Motorplex is located near Rising City, NE, eight miles south of US 30 on US 81, then two miles east on CR 38, then 0.7 miles south on CR C, then east. For more information, contact the track at 402-542-2222.

Eagle Raceway is located near Lincoln, NE, off I-80 Exit 420, then eleven miles south on SR 63, then west. For more information, contact the track at 402-781-2243 or 402-238-2595.

The ASCS Midwest Region will contest eight nights of action at seven different tracks in 2008 throughout Nebraska and the immediate surrounding area stretching into Missouri and Iowa.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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