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ASCS Northern Plains Set for North Central Speedway TULSA, Okla. (July 2, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region kicks off a busy month of July by taking to North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN, for the Kouba ...

ASCS Northern Plains Set for North Central Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (July 2, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region kicks off a busy month of July by taking to North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN, for the Kouba Memorial this Saturday night.

Saturday's events atop the slightly-banked, 3/8-mile North Central Speedway dirt oval marks the first of seven scheduled events during the month of July for the ASCS Northern Plains Region.

After capturing the inaugural ASCS Northern Plains Region championship in commanding fashion last year, Chuck Swenson of Watertown, SD, is once again out to the early lead.

But as this critical month of action kicks off, Swenson's lead sits at a narrow six points over 19-year-old Lee Grosz of Harwood, ND. Jody Rosenboom of Rock Rapids, IA, is just another eight points back in third, with Eric Lutz of Sioux Falls, SD, and Dave Glennon of Casselton, ND, rounding out the current top five.

Last year, three different drivers enjoyed ASCS Northern Plains victory lane at North Central Speedway, with Swenson winning the Kouba Memorial and then Dustin Lindquist and Curt Lund splitting Mighty Axe Nationals honors over Labor Day Weekend.

The ASCS Northern Plains Region was in action at North Central Speedway as recently as June 20, when Wayne Johnson topped the Minnesota leg of the First Annual ASCS Northern Plains Speedweek.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Wayne Johnson