Patriots series to sanction Sharon 360 challenge

ASCS PATRIOTS THE OFFICIAL SANCTION OF OLLIE'S 360 CHALLENGE AT SHARON TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2008) - In what expects to be some of the most exciting sprint car races of the year, the ASCS Patriots are pleased to announce that they will be the...

ASCS PATRIOTS THE OFFICIAL SANCTION OF OLLIE'S 360 CHALLENGE AT SHARON

TULSA, Okla. (April 29, 2008) - In what expects to be some of the most exciting sprint car races of the year, the ASCS Patriots are pleased to announce that they will be the sanctioning body for the first leg of the Ollie's 360 Challenge Series.

Sharon Speedway, who will also play host to a pair of ASCS Patriot races September 20-21, will host the first of three, $6,000-to-win, $500-to-start,Tuesday night specials with their June 17 event. This highly-anticipated race will feature premier talents such as Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Sharon Speedway Part Owner Dave Blaney. With this announcement, names such as Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi, and dozens of other ASCS Patriot competitors will also make the tow to Eastern Ohio to kick off the summer.

The ASCS Patriots bring with it a set of quality rules established and refined under the American Sprint Car Series banner. The New York based sprint car tour will also staff the event with years of knowledge and experience in 360 sprint races.

"We are very excited to be the sanctioning body for the first leg of this great series," noted Patriot Regional Director Mike Emhof. "Since the first day we started working with Sharon it has been a great partnership and this will only continue to build on that relationship, along with ensuring top-notch competition."

Not only will the winner of this event receive a cool $6,000 and all the accolades that go along with it, they will also have the opportunity to pick up a $50,000 bonus if they can win one of the other two races in this series held at Eldora or Williams Grove.

"The money up for grabs in these races is just phenomenal," added Emhof. "Whoever wins on the first night will have all the eyes on them over the next two events because they could pick up the $50,000 bonus."

The NASCAR personalities that are already confirmed for these races will likely ensure one of the largest crowds in ASCS Patriot History. Add to it some other details still being crafted and this has all the makings of this being a must-see event.

Qualifying format will be run under the 2008 ASCS Patriot standard with an open draw for heat race starting spots, passing points and the top-8 in combined heat and passing points redrawing for their starting spot, and a dash for those 9th-14th. While this race will not be counted towards the ASCS Patriot Series Championship, it will count toward the career wins total and count heavily in the winning driver's bank account.

For more information about this event, please visit www.SharonSpeedway.com or www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Dave Blaney
Teams Williams