Midwest Region season opener preview

ASCS Midwest Region Opener Approaches TULSA, Okla. (March 24, 2005) -- The all-new American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region is set to fire off in just three short weeks, as the series takes its inaugural green flag at ...

ASCS Midwest Region Opener Approaches

TULSA, Okla. (March 24, 2005) -- The all-new American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region is set to fire off in just three short weeks, as the series takes its inaugural green flag at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway on Friday night, April 15.

The April 15 opener atop the high-speed, four-tenths mile dirt oval will be the first of ten scheduled nights of racing for the ASCS Midwest Region in 2005, with the addition of several more dates possible.

A strong field of cars is expected to vie for victory honors in the inaugural ASCS Midwest Region event, with Rick Ideus, Mike Chadd, Chad Humston, Toby Chapman, Jeff Lowery, Mikey Gabelhouse and Doug Lovegrove among the large contingent of Nebraska shoes expected.

Also expected at NRP's I-80 Speedway on Friday night, April 15, are South Dakota racers Jake Peters, Dusty Zomer, Randi Miller and Chuck Swenson, along with Missouri's Kerry Grabill, Iowa's Bobby Mincer, Colorado's Gary Taylor and ASCS National Tour Brodix Rookie of the Year contender Tony Bruce, Jr., of Liberal, KS.

The April 15 outing at NRP's I-80 Speedway is the first of three stops for the ASCS Midwest Region atop the high-speed oval. The series returns for the Lawrence Ideus Memorial on July 8, then combines forces with the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour on August 3.

NRP's I-80 Speedway is located off I-80 Exit #420 between Omaha and Lincoln. Racing action for the ASCS Midwest Region is set to get under way at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, April 15. For more information, contact the track at 402-944-2233.

Other stops for the ASCS Midwest Region in 2005 include Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE, US 36 Raceway in Cameron, MO, Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO, and Knoxville Raceway's Brodix Tournament of Champions.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South and Rocky Mountain Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 120 nights of racing in 2005 at more than 50 different racetracks throughout at least 15 different states.

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

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