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ASCS Northern Plains Region Wraps Up Season with Cheater's Day at Huset's TULSA, Okla. (September 19, 2006) -- A successful inaugural season for the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region will come to a rousing conclusion with this ...

ASCS Northern Plains Region Wraps Up Season with Cheater's Day at Huset's

TULSA, Okla. (September 19, 2006) -- A successful inaugural season for the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region will come to a rousing conclusion with this weekend's running of the 42nd Annual Cheater's Day Classic at Huset's Speedway near Sioux Falls, SD, on Saturday and Sunday.

And while Watertown, South Dakota's Chuck Swenson puts the finishing touches on the series championship, the fans will be the weekend's sure winners as the can catch both nights of racing action for as little as $10 per person.

Saturday's Patriot Day makeup event offers free admission to the grandstands for all fans, while Sunday's Cheater's Day finale is just $10 if tickets are purchased in advance. More information on how to obtain advance tickets is available at www.husets-speedway.com.

The racers will have an opportunity to cash in as well, with both cards featuring full programs of heats and features with $1,500 to win on both days. An additional $2,500 will be doled out to the top five point earners over the two days, with the top point earner collecting a $1,000 bonus. The balance of the top five will receive $700, $350, $250 and $200. With the bonus, a driver could earn as much as $4,000 with a weekend sweep.

With a pair of exceptions, ASCS procedures and rules will be in effect. One exception is that all competitors will be required to run 25% Ethanol, which will be available at the track. Also, in keeping with longstanding "Cheater's Day" tradition, the exotic wings and side panels that many competitors add to their machines will be allowed.

With 20 ASCS Northern Plains Region events in the books, Swenson has amassed a 383-point advantage on the strength of five wins and 14 top-five feature runs.

While Swenson has the title locked up, the battle for runner-up honors bears watching over the weekend, with just 14 points separating 18-year-old Lee Grosz, Eric Lutz and Curt Lund. Lutz, racing in front of his hometown Sioux Falls crowd this weekend, picked up his first series win this past weekend at Steele County Speedway in Owatonna, MN, while Lund has a pair of home-state Minnesota triumphs to his credit. Grosz, from Harwood, ND, will be shooting for his first ASCS win this weekend.

Minnesota's Brett Geldner enters the weekend finale ranked fifth, with the balance of the top ten including Dustin Lindquist, 16-year-old Mike Sitzmann, Jr., Jake Peters, Scott Winters and Dusty Ballenger.

Saturday's racing action goes green at 6:00 p.m., with Sunday's card firing off at 3:00 p.m.

Huset's Speedway is located in Brandon, SD, off I-90 Exit 406, then 2.5 miles south on State Road 11. For more information, contact the track at 605-582-3536 or 605-582-3819.

In its first year of action, the all-new ASCS Northern Plains Region has a full slate of 23 events at eleven 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).

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

-credit: ascs

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