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LUCAS OIL ASCS PATRIOTS NAVIGATE THE ST. LAWRENCE THIS WEEKEND TULSA, Okla. (July 14, 2009)- As the 2009 season hits its half way point, the Lucas Oil ASCS Patriot Region will travel north to two tight bullrings along the St. Lawrence River, ...

LUCAS OIL ASCS PATRIOTS NAVIGATE THE ST. LAWRENCE THIS WEEKEND

TULSA, Okla. (July 14, 2009)- As the 2009 season hits its half way point, the Lucas Oil ASCS Patriot Region will travel north to two tight bullrings along the St. Lawrence River, including to one speedway for the first time.

This weekend kicks off the Riverside Bar and Grill King of the St. Lawrence Series with races Saturday and Sunday Night at Brockville and Cornwall Speedways. Both ovals are approximately 0x00bc-mile, high-banked and sure to be filled with fans cheering on a number of locals.

Rick Wilson, of Joyceville, Ontario, who has 14 career Patriot wins, plays host on the weekend as the tour invades the tracks where he is a fan favo(u)rite. "The Joyceville Jet" is a former modified competitor at both tracks and has won sprint car events at each as well. He is sure to be a factor in his familiar No. 42w in his first Patriot starts of 2009.

Brockville has hosted four points-paying Patriot shows through the years, with Rick winning a pair of the events. Wilson also won at the "BOS" last October in a non-point event.

The Wilson clan would not be complete without his children, Kyle and April, in competition. Both expect to be part of the festivities on this fun-filled weekend.

Other locals have been looking to make their first Patriot start at their hometown track, including Justin Harris, Tyler Rand, Paul Pekkonen and Chris Jones.

On Sunday Night, for the first time ever, the Cornwall Motor Speedway will play host to a Lucas Oil ASCS Patriot Event. Cornwall is a thrilling track that can produce lap times that near the 10-second range or slick off and make it a very tactical speedway.

Rookie Devin Caron will make his third Patriot start at his hometown speedway. Other local sprint car wheelmen that reside near Cornwall include Brian McDonald and Lee Ladouceur.

The Quebec contingent should be strong on the weekend as well with Steve Poirier and Parent hoping to build off their strong performances Sunday at Cayuga County. Alain Bergeron and Daniel Lampron will also be in action after a weekend off.

Of course, not everyone will be a local this weekend. Among the Patriots that plan to represent America are Jared Zimbardi and Bryan Howland, who are separated by just six points in what is shaping up as the tightest championship battle in Patriot history.

Zimbardi has been to Brockville six times, with a best of third. He has been to Cornwall on a pair of occasions, with seventh the best. Howland finished second in the last Patriot race at Brockville, but has never been to Cornwall.

Don Adamczyk perhaps had his closest call to a breakthrough A-Main win at Brockville in 2006. "The Williamsville Warrior" tangled with a lapped car and flipped just two laps away from the win. The Ironman of the Patriots looks for revenge this weekend.

Former Patriot Rookie of the Year's Bubba Broderick and Scott Kreutter will also be traveling to Eastern Ontario.Other drivers looking to invade include Chris Muhleisen, Gordy Button, Brandan Warner, Doug Emery and Kevin Job.

Race time at both facilities start at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.ASCSpatriotsprints.com or www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
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