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LUCAS OIL ASCS PATRIOTS READY TO CONQUER CANANDAIGUA SATURDAY TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2009) - A favorite amongst fans and drivers, the Canandaigua Speedway will swing its doors open this Saturday for the second leg of the A-Verdi Storage...

LUCAS OIL ASCS PATRIOTS READY TO CONQUER CANANDAIGUA SATURDAY

TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2009) - A favorite amongst fans and drivers, the Canandaigua Speedway will swing its doors open this Saturday for the second leg of the A-Verdi Storage Containers King of CNY Series.

On A-Verdi Night at the Ontario County Fair Grounds, most of the top sprint car drivers in the Northeast will invade the 0x00bd-mile oval for what is always an eventful 25-lap A-Main at the end of the night.

Known as "The Land of Legends" for its modified history, some great former modified drivers will showcase their sprinters at what is perhaps the fastest track on the 2009 tour. It will mark the seventh consecutive year Canandaigua hosts a full-point Patriot event, the only speedway that can say that.

Jason Barney, of Constantia, NY, has won the last two June Patriot events at Canandaigua. This will be the first time back on the Patriot Trail since claiming 2009 season opener at Albany-Saratoga.

Chuck Hebing, of Ontario, NY, is fresh off his first win of the year and enters a track in which he is simply feared. "Cobra" has scored three wins at his home track, including the first of his nearly 40 victories back in 2003. Other than DNF's, Hebing has never finished outside of the top-three at Canandaigua.

George Suprick, the 2004 Series Champion from Clarks Summit, PA, returns to the site in which he claimed his first Patriot win in 2004. Suprick also swept the Patriot shows in 2005 at the fast and slick 0x00bd-mile.

Other former modified competitors expected to be on hand include Lance Yonge from Penn Yan, Gordy Button from Kirkville and Jessica Zemken of Sparkers.

Bryan Howland, in to Canandaigua winless both at the 0x00bd-mile as well as in 2009, but is command of the point lead. Despite not winning, Howland has four top-fives this season and at Canandaigua has five-straight top-fives.

Jared Zimbardi from Little Valley, NY has worked out the bugs on his No. 35 and is set to make up the few points he trails Howland in order to regain the point lead. Zimbardi was close to winning the Patriot event at Canandaigua last year before slipping to fourth. His last three races at "LoL" have all ended in top-fives.

The Breen Brothers, Blake and Bobby, are both white hot to start off 2009. Blake loves fast tracks and Canandaigua is right up his alley just down the road from his Savannah, NY residence. Bobby is the most recent winner on the Patriot tour at Woodhull and was runner-up at Canandaigua in 2008. His last four Patriot starts at Canandaigua have all been to-five runs.

Don Adamczyk, of Williamsville, comes off a solid third-place showing at Woodhull and comes to Canandaigua where he has been getting significantly better at over the last few years.

Ray Preston of Romulus is one of the locals that always bring the fans out for this yearly event. Bruce DeWick from Geneva is looking to make his first start of the year while Mike Stelter invades his local oval in his No. 36.

All of the sprint action will be recorded for an upcoming Hot Wings TV episode. Racing action will start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.ASCSpatriotsprints.com or www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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