Patriots Woodhull preview

WOODHULL A NEW DESTINATION FOR ASCS PATRIOTS THIS SATURDAY TULSA, Okla. (August 27, 2007)- September 1 was originally an off date for the ASCS Patriots, but the stars and cars of the series will be out in full force this Saturday for their only...

WOODHULL A NEW DESTINATION FOR ASCS PATRIOTS THIS SATURDAY

TULSA, Okla. (August 27, 2007)- September 1 was originally an off date for the ASCS Patriots, but the stars and cars of the series will be out in full force this Saturday for their only full-point show at a new facility.

The popular Woodhull Raceway plays host their first ever American Sprint Car Series Patriot Regional event, featuring the best sprint car competitors of the Northeast. It is likely many Woodhull regulars will be watching the Patriots for the first time, and it is even more likely that it will be the first time many of the ASCS regulars grace the unique 1/3-mile.

With banking stretching to the peaks of the surrounding hills, the paper-clip shaped Stuben County staple will give their fans an added bonus this Holiday Weekend with the 18th point race of the season for the ASCS Patriots.

Chuck Hebing has never seen the Woodhull Raceway but still has to be considered one of the favorites of the $1,400-to-win 25-lap A-Main. Hebing visited Humberstone Speedway for the first time this past Sunday, leading every lap he competed at a much different 1/3-mile.

The driver affectionately known as "Cobra" has won his last three sprint features and now commands an 84-point advantage over Jared Zimbardi with two point races remaining. With another solid finish, the Ontario, NY driver could put himself into a position of only having to show up at the remaining races to become the first repeat champion of the Patriots, now in their fifth year.

Speaking of Zimbardi, he ran two months ago at Woodhull, scoring a fifth place finish on the high banks. Zimbardi is seeking his fourth win of the year.

George Suprick is the only sprint car competitors to win multiple features at Woodhull, including his first career win back in 1990. The 2004 ASCS Patriot Champion is expected to be on hand to see if experience pays off.

Bryan Howland, Blake Breen, Bobby Breen and Scott Kreutter run the track before, but only in micro and mini sprints. There may be others that fall into this category this Saturday Night.

Tim Kelly was second at Woodhull earlier this year and is likely to be a factor once again in what should be a highly competitive feature.

Don Adamczyk, Ray Preston and Andover's Gary Troutman seek their first career ASCS Patriot win, along with Canadian Rob Pietz and a host of others.

Racing action will get underway at 6:45 p.m. at Woodhull Raceway, located just off of Route 417. For more information, visit www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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