Midwest Region season finale preview

ASCS Midwest Region Crown on the Line Friday at US 36 Raceway TULSA, Okla. (September 5, 2005) -- The American Sprint Car Series will crown its first champion of 2005 this Friday night, as the ASCS Midwest Region's season finale unfolds...

ASCS Midwest Region Crown on the Line Friday at US 36 Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (September 5, 2005) -- The American Sprint Car Series will crown its first champion of 2005 this Friday night, as the ASCS Midwest Region's season finale unfolds atop the lightning-fast U.S. 36 Raceway clay oval in Cameron, MO.

Two-time and reigning Knoxville ASCS 360 Nationals champion Billy Alley of Lincoln, NE, enters the series' season finale atop the point charts. Despite being shut out of ASCS Midwest Region victory lane through the series initial half dozen events this year, Alley still enters Friday's card with a 93-point advantage over fellow Lincoln racer Toby Chapman.

Alley can secure the inaugural ASCS Midwest Region championship by simply showing up and taking a green flag at some point over the course of the evening.

The battle for second in points is a fierce one however, with Chapman just seven markers ahead of Roca, NE, shoe Rick Ideus entering the finale. Missouri's Brian Brown, with three ASCS Midwest Region wins to his credit, is just 18 more points back in fourth, South Dakota's Jake Peters currently fifth.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Midwest Region points includes Seth Brahmer (Wisner, NE), McCool Junction ASCS Midwest Region winner Jason Danley (Lincoln, NE), Don Droud, Jr. (Lincoln, NE), Jason Martin (Liberal, KS) and Chad Humston (Giltner, NE).

A strong field of cars is expected for Friday's ASCS Midwest Region closer at U.S. 36 Raceway, which is slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m.

The high-banked, 3/8-mile U.S. 36 Raceway clay oval is located 50 miles northeast of Kansas City, MO, off I-35 Exit 54, then 6.3 miles west on US 36, then 0.1 mile north on SR 33. For more information, contact the track at 816-675-2279.

The first year for the ASCS Midwest Region, the 2005 Midwest slate consists of seven events at five different tracks throughout Nebraska, South Dakota and Missouri.

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 18 different states.

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

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