Northern Plains I-90 preview

ASCS Northern Plains Set for Tuesday Night Special at I-90 Speedway TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region is set for a rare Tuesday night, July 18, special with an outing atop the...

ASCS Northern Plains Set for Tuesday Night Special at I-90 Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region is set for a rare Tuesday night, July 18, special with an outing atop the high-banked, 3/8-mile I-90 Speedway dirt oval in Hartford, SD.

It marks the series second stop of the season at I-90 Speedway, as Brian Brown led much of the way in a stirring feature before Louisiana's Jason Johnson made a late pass to steal the win over a 41-car field on June 13.

This time out, current series point leader Chuck Swenson of Watertown, SD, leads a strong cast of contenders into the event, with other top series championship contenders including Lee Grosz (Harwood, ND), Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD), Curt Lund (Redwood Falls, MN), Brett Geldner (St. Peter, MN), Dustin Lindquist (Floodwood, MN), Dusty Ballenger (Harrisburg, SD), Jake Peters (Sioux Falls, SD), Gregg Bakker (Sioux Falls, SD) and Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD), who currently ranks second in I-90 Speedway track points.

Eight different drivers have cracked ASCS Northern Plains victory lane though a dozen feature events contested thus far in 2006, with Swenson establishing a 216-point advantage on the strength of three feature wins. Jason Johnson and Brian Brown both own a pair of wins, with single wins claimed by Lund, Scott Winters, Dusty Zomer and Bryan Dobesh.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m., with Tuesday's racing action slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m.

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

In its first year of action, the all-new ASCS Northern Plains Region has a full slate of 21 events at ten different tracks throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Brown , Jason Johnson