National series Speedweek continues at Sapulpa

ASCS Speedweek Moves on to Creek County on Tuesday Night TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2009) -- It all started at Creek County Speedway way back in the day. Tuesday night, the American Sprint Car Series revisits its origins. Located just...

ASCS Speedweek Moves on to Creek County on Tuesday Night

TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2009) -- It all started at Creek County Speedway way back in the day. Tuesday night, the American Sprint Car Series revisits its origins.

Located just southwest of Tulsa, Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, is set to host the third round of the 17th Annual F&J Construction ASCS Speedweek featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters on Tuesday night, with racing action set to go green at 7:00 p.m.

The 0x00bc-mile Creek County Speedway clay oval was the site of the initial ASCS events in 1992 and also hosted the inaugural ASCS Speedweek event in 1993. Now, the track that features non-stop action is ready for its 12th Speedweek event.

Tuesday will also mark the third leg of the inaugural Lucas Oil ASCS2 Micro Sprint Speedweek.

In the ASCS ranks, Tim Crawley topped Friday night's 30-car field at Texarkana 67 Speedway with Tony Bruce, Jr., besting a 40-car field at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.

Hailing from Liberal, KS, Bruce escaped the opening two nights of Speedweek competition with a two-point edge over 2004 Speedweek champ Crawley. Vying for a first championship of any kind, Bruce's fourth-place run at Texarkana gives him the edge thus far over Crawley, who rallied from twelve rows deep to finish fifth at I-30 Speedway.

Defending ASCS Speedweek champion Jason Johnson, who has topped two of the last three Speedweek events at Creek County Speedway, enters Tuesday's action just 12 points off of Bruce's pace as he takes aim at a third Speedweek crown.

Tulsa's Sean McClelland has posted a pair of top-ten feature runs to rank fourth in Speedweek points, with current Lucas Oil ASCS points leader Shane Stewart and I-30 Speedway regular Justin Sturch tied for fifth.

The balance of the current top ten in Speedweek points includes Travis Rilat, Paul McMahan, Kenneth Walker and Brady Bacon.

In the ASCS2 Micro Sprint Car ranks, Bixby, Oklahoma's Kevin Bayer shoots for a three-peat on Tuesday night after topping the opening two rounds at Texarkana and Little Rock.

A $10,000 ASCS Speedweek points fund is in place, with each individual night's feature winner pocketing $3,000.

ASCS Speedweek Particulars:17th Annual ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters

When & Where:

ROUND ONE: Friday night, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. -- Texarkana 67 Speedway (winner: Tim Crawley)

ROUND TWO: Saturday night, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. -- I-30 Speedway (winner: Tony Bruce, Jr.)

ROUND THREE: Tuesday night, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. -- Creek County Speedway

ROUND FOUR: Thursday night, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. -- Devil's Bowl Speedway

ROUND FIVE: Friday night, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. -- State Fair Speedway

ROUND SIX: Saturday night, June 13 at 8:00 p.m. -- Lawton Speedway

Track Information:

Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) -- 0x00bc-mile semi-banked dirt oval located southwest of Tulsa off I-44 Exit 211, then 0.3 miles south on State Road 33, then one mile west on State Road 66, then south. For more information, contact the track at 918-247-6675.

Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX) -- 0x00bd-mile high-banked clay oval located six miles east of Dallas' I-635 on US 80, then three miles south on Lawson Road. For more information, contact the track at 972-222-2421.

State Fair Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) -- 3/8-mile slightly-banked dirt oval located at Oklahoma City's Oklahoma State Fairgrounds near the intersection of N.W. 10th and May Avenue, one-half mile north of I-40 off Exit 147-C. For more information, contact the track at 405-948-6796.

Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK) -- 0x00bc-mile semi-banked clay oval located off I-44 Exit 36, then 2.5 miles west on Lee Boulevard, then 1.4 miles south on Sheridan Road. For more information, contact the track at 580-355-6417.

Past ASCS Speedweek Champions:
2008 -- Jason Johnson
2007 -- Gary Wright
2006 -- Jason Johnson
2005 -- Darren Stewart
2004 -- Tim Crawley
2003 -- Shane Stewart
2002 -- Gary Wright
2001 -- Kevin Ramey
2000 -- Gary Wright
1999 -- Gary Wright
1998 -- Terry Gray
1997 -- Gary Wright
1996 -- Terry Gray
1995 -- Terry Gray
1994 -- Gary Wright
1993 -- Terry Gray

ASCS Speedweek on the Web:

Those unable to catch all the action in person can listen to every ASCS Speedweek event featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters live at www.racinboys.com.

Official results, Speedweek championship point updates, photos and race notes will be available at www.ascsracing.com.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters is currently slated for approximately 33 nights of racing action at 16 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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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Kevin Bayer , Kevin Ramey , Tim Crawley , Jason Johnson , Sean McClelland