Midwest Region Rising City preview

ASCS Midwest Region Mixes It Up Friday at Rising City TULSA, Okla. (June 11, 2007) -- On the eve of the inaugural ASCS Northern Plains Speedweek, the American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region will get one last-minute opportunity to...

ASCS Midwest Region Mixes It Up Friday at Rising City

TULSA, Okla. (June 11, 2007) -- On the eve of the inaugural ASCS Northern Plains Speedweek, the American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region will get one last-minute opportunity to get dialed in with Friday night's card at the Butler County Motorplex in Rising City, NE.

Friday's card is a makeup of the event originally scheduled for June 1, which was postponed by rain. The Midwest Region will then join forces with the O'Reilly ASCoT National series and Northern Plains Region at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, IA, on Saturday night.

Entering Friday's event, Lincoln, Nebraska's Don Droud, Jr., has climbed to the top of the series championship point charts with a slim 12-point lead over Missouri's Brian Brown.

Nebraska native Rick Ideus is just another 14 points back in fourth, with South Dakota's Clint Garner and Kansan J.D. Johnson rounding out the current top five. The balance of the current top ten includes South Dakotans Natalie Sather and Chuck Swenson followed by the Nebraska trio of Mike Chadd, Stu Snyder and defending series champion Toby Chapman.

Three different drivers have reached ASCS Midwest Region victory lane in as many events thus far in 2007, including Brian Brown, Chuck Swenson and Garry Lee Maier. Maier, winner of the most recent ASCS Midwest Region event at McCool Junction, won last season's ASCS Midwest Region event at the Butler County Motorplex.

Friday racing action kicks off at 8:00 p.m.

The high-banked, 3/8-mile Butler County Motorplex dirt oval is located in 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.

The ASCS Midwest Region 2007 slate consists of eleven events at seven different tracks throughout Nebraska and the immediately surrounding area.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with the series set to sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
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