Midwest vs Northern Plains Hartford I-90 preview

ASCS Regional Rumble Friday Night at I-90 Speedway TULSA, Okla. (June 22, 2009) -- Hartford, South Dakota's I-90 Speedway is the chosen battle site for this Friday night's American Sprint Car Series Regional rumble pitting the ...

ASCS Regional Rumble Friday Night at I-90 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (June 22, 2009) -- Hartford, South Dakota's I-90 Speedway is the chosen battle site for this Friday night's American Sprint Car Series Regional rumble pitting the Midwest forces versus the Northern Plains contenders.

Friday's card also serves as an ideal tune-up for the upcoming Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters event, which follows just 15 days later atop the 3/8-mile I-90 Speedway dirt oval on Saturday night, July 11.

With the initial handful of ASCS Midwest events in the 2009 books, Missouri's Brian Brown holds a slim 10-point lead over Nebraska's Don Droud, Jr., with Jonathan Cornell, Chad Humston and Jason Danley rounding out the current top five.

Billy Alley holds a two-point edge over Cornell in ASCS Northern Plains points, with the balance of the top five including Wade Nygaard, Brown and Lou Kennedy, Jr.

Saturday's card marks the third leg of six in the ASCS Midwest vs. Northern Plains Challenge Series. Alley and Cornell split victory honors at I-80 Speedway in the initial two rounds in April.

The ASCS Midwest Region has featured five different winners in as many 2009 events, with Alley, Cornell, Shane Stewart, Humston and Jesse Hockett each posting wins.Jake Peters and Jack Dover topped last year's ASCS Regional action at I-90 Speedway.

Hot laps are set for 7:15 p.m. on Friday with racing action to get under way at 8:00 p.m.

I-90 Speedway is located three miles west of Hartford, SD, on SR 38. For more information, contact the track at 605-528-6380.

The ASCS Midwest Region is slated for 13 nights of competition at a half dozen tracks throughout Nebraska and the surrounding areas of Missouri and South Dakota. The ASCS Northern Plains Region takes on the Midwest in six of those events.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Brown , Shane Stewart