Patriots vs SOD Ohsweken preview

Patriots and Sprints on Dirt Clash at Ohsweken for ASCS Northern Summer Nationals TULSA, Okla. (June 29, 2008)- The American Independence Holiday has always helped to foster great racing traditions. A new tradition gets underway this Holiday ...

Patriots and Sprints on Dirt Clash at Ohsweken for ASCS Northern Summer Nationals

TULSA, Okla. (June 29, 2008)- The American Independence Holiday has always helped to foster great racing traditions. A new tradition gets underway this Holiday Weekend with the first running of the ASCS Northern Summer Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway.

For the first time ever, the Patriot and Sprints on Dirt Regions of the American Sprint Car Series run co-sanctioned events, at the track that is at the mid-point of the New York and Michigan based regions. This two-day event will not only produce great car counts and fantastic racing, it will also have one of the largest purses of the season.

Over $35,000 has been put up over the two nights at Ontario's only weekly sprint car track. $1,500 will be put up to win on Friday, July 4th, with the top-four finishers from the 25-lap A-Main locking into the Top-8 Redraw for Saturday. The Saturday event will pay $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start with $150 for any non-qualifiers.

These will be full-point shows for both the PSR and the SOD, with the declaration system being used. Only those to have run with either region already in 2008 will accumulate points towards the championship total this weekend. This means that the first driver across the line from each series on either night will receive 150 points.

Bobby Breen scored his second career win last year at the Ohsweken Speedway in the ASCS Patriot Event. Breen has always run well on the top of the progressively banked 3/8-mile, just like other Patriot youngsters Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi and Scott Kreutter.

Dustin Daggett has been the dominator of SOD action at "The Big O". He has won the last four Sprints on Dirt events and has finished in the top-five twice at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Brett Mann currently leads the point standings with Ben Rutan, Dain Naida and Tim Norman close behind.

Jared Zimbardi is not only in a fierce battle for the ASCS Patriot point lead, he is the current leader of the Corr-Pack Merchandising Sprint Standings at Ohsweken. Locals such as Keith Dempster, Kevin Job, Ryan Hunsinger, Fred Cade and of course track resident and owner Glenn Styres expect to figure in prominently to this weekend's equation.

Massive car counts are expected for both nights as this weekend serves as a preview to the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in September. Tickets are just $10 on Friday and only $10 on Saturday with a ticket stub from the night before.For more information, visit www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit; ascs

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