Northwest Region Yakima double preview

ASCS Northwest Title on the Line with Yakima Double! TULSA, Okla. (September 22, 2008) -- The inaugural American Sprint Car Series Northwest Region championship is on the line when the series takes to Washington's Yakima Dirt...

ASCS Northwest Title on the Line with Yakima Double!

TULSA, Okla. (September 22, 2008) -- The inaugural American Sprint Car Series Northwest Region championship is on the line when the series takes to Washington's Yakima Dirt Track for two full nights of action on Friday and Saturday.

And with eleven nights in the books, the series championship race couldn't be any closer as the season culminates atop the Central Washington State Fairgrounds clay.

A mere six points separate the lead trio entering the weekend double, with inaugural Northwest Region event winner Jayme Barnes of Marysville, WA, just two markers ahead of Snohomish shoe Jared Ridge.Medford, Oregon's Roger Crockett, a winner of series events this season and the ASCS Northwest Speedweek title, is just six points behind Barnes as he continues to make up ground from a season opening miscue.

While all eyes will be on the three way duel for championship honors between Barnes, Ridge and Crockett over the course of the weekend, other battles for position among the top will shake out as well.

Jay Cole of Shelton, WA, enters the double ranked fourth in points, 20 markers ahead of Snohomish racer Seth Bergman. Bellingham's Brock Lemley is sixth, with the balance of the top ten including Rob Held (Sutherlin, OR), Jared Peterson (Stanwood, WA), Chad Groves (Bend, OR) and Henry VanDam (Enumclaw, WA).

Racing action is slated to get under way at 6:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

Washington's Yakima Dirt Track is located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds off I-82 Exit 34, then 0.2 miles west on SR 24, then north on S. 18th St.

The inaugural season of racing action for the ASCS Northwest Region includes 15 scheduled nights of competition at a half dozen tracks throughout Washington and Oregon.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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