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O'Reilly ASCS Ready for Paris & Little Rock TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2005) -- The O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is set to fire back into action this weekend ...

O'Reilly ASCS Ready for Paris & Little Rock

TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2005) -- The O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is set to fire back into action this weekend with events at Paris Motor Speedway on Friday night and Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.

Defending series champion Gary Wright of Hooks, TX, enters the weekend atop the series points race with five victories thus far this season and is just a handful of events away from reaching the century win mark in O'Reilly ASCS National Tour competition.

Meanwhile, Bixby, OK, racer Darren Stewart, who recently capped off the 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek championship at I-30 Speedway, enters the weekend nipping at Wright's heels in the points race, just 32 points off the pace.

Leading Brodix Rookie of the Year contender, Tony Bruce, Jr., of Liberal, KS, enters the weekend ranked third in points, just ahead of Sunnyvale, TX, racer Sam Hafertepe, Jr. O'Reilly ASCS mainstay Toby Brown of Carthage, MO, enters the weekend ranked fifth in points.

Jan Howard of Byhalia, MS, holds the sixth spot entering the weekend, with Rookie of the Year contender Jake Martens of Fairview, OK, in seventh. Rounding out the current top ten are Oklahoma City's Jimmy Taylor, rookie candidate Lee Sowell of Nesbit, MS, and West Memphis shoe A.G. Rains.

Paris Motor Speedway is located 7.4 miles east of Paris, TX, Loop 286 on US 82, then 3.9 miles south on FM 196. For more information, contact the track at 903-982-6062.

I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock, AR, off I-30 Exit 126. For more information, contact the track at 501-455-4567.

The O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores will present approximately 40 nights of racing in 2005 at 20 different tracks throughout Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction more than 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart