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ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Tries Again Saturday at Dodge City TULSA, Okla. (May 7, 2007) -- After the initial attempt to start the 2007 season was foiled by Mother Nature this past weekend, the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Tries Again Saturday at Dodge City

TULSA, Okla. (May 7, 2007) -- After the initial attempt to start the 2007 season was foiled by Mother Nature this past weekend, the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region will try again with the inaugural Steve King Memorial race atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval this Saturday night.

Funds raised during the event will benefit the Steve King Foundation and the Steve King fund.

After becoming the sixth different ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion in as many seasons last year, Patrick's Bourke title defense was put on hold for a week when a tornado devastated portions of Western Kansas.

Following the decision to postpone the event, track emergency crews immediately made their way to the affected areas to assist with cleanup and emergency management.

Also, as race teams cancelled hotel reservations in Dodge City, the rooms were immediately rebooked for American Red Cross teams called to the area to assist as well.

Aside from some heavy rain though, Dodge City Raceway Park was unaffected by the weekend's wild weather and will be set to host the season opening event for the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region this Saturday night.The ASCS Rocky Mountain Region will be joined by the NCRA ranks in Saturday night's event at Dodge City Raceway Park, which is set to go green at 7:00 p.m.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277.

The ASCS Rocky Mountain Region 2007 slate consists of 17 nights of action at eleven different tracks throughout Colorado, western Kansas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series. With a dozen different Regions in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, ASCS will sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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