National series adds event in South Dakota

LUCAS OIL ASCS ADDS EVENT AT I-90 SPEEDWAY TULSA, Okla. (April 2, 2009) -- Another date has been added to the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters schedule, as South Dakota's I-90 Speedway is set to host the series in...

LUCAS OIL ASCS ADDS EVENT AT I-90 SPEEDWAY

TULSA, Okla. (April 2, 2009) -- Another date has been added to the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters schedule, as South Dakota's I-90 Speedway is set to host the series in July.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series will stop off at Hartford, South Dakota's I-90 Speedway for the third consecutive year on Saturday night, July 11.

The event atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval follows on the heels of the $15,000 to win event at Presleyland Motorsports Park in Chandler, IN, on July 3-4 and serves as an ideal stop as teams make their way to the Northwest for ensuing events at Washington's Grays Harbor Raceway Park (July 17-18) and Oregon's Cottage Grove Speedway (July 24-25).

It marks the third consecutive year for the nation's premier touring series to invade I-90 Speedway, with reigning champion Jason Johnson picking up the win in 2007 after apparent victor Sam Hafertepe, Jr., came up light at the scales. Last year, Tony Bruce, Jr., fended off Gary Wright in a wild duel through lapped traffic for his second career series victory.

The July 11 event will also award points to both the ASCS Midwest and Northern Plains Regions.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters kicked off the 2009 campaign with the 36th Annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals on March 20-21. With 67 competitors taking part in the opener, Shane Stewart topped the preliminary feature before Jason Johnson won a hard-fought Spring Nationals finale.

Foul weather wiped out Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway Spring Nationals on March 27-28. No makeup date has been determined.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series fires back into action on Saturday night, April 18, at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway, with a May slate of events that includes Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) on May 1, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) on May 8-9 and the $10,000 to win Steve King Memorial at the Jetmore (KS) Motorplex on May 23-24.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters is currently slated for 35 nights of racing action at 17 different tracks throughout the nation, with the country's top Sprint Car drivers set to battle it out for their share of the $250,000 points fund.

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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