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Dodge City's Open Wheel Mania on Tap for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2006) -- Racing action resumes for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region with a two-night shootout at Dodge City Raceway Park's Open...

Dodge City's Open Wheel Mania on Tap for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region

TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2006) -- Racing action resumes for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region with a two-night shootout at Dodge City Raceway Park's Open Wheel Mania event this Saturday and Sunday night in Dodge City, KS.

The ASCS Rocky Mountain Region hotshoes will headline a trio of open wheel classes on both nights that also includes the Kansas Klassic Midget Challenge and the NMMRA Non-Wing sprints.

Although shut out of victory lane through the series opening nine feature events of 2006, Edwards, CO, shoe Patrick Bourke leads the championship points chase by 118 markers on the strength of five top-five runs, including three consecutive runner-up finishes.

Denver's Jeff Heffner enters the weekend ranked second, with 16-year-old Josh Fellows of Loveland, CO, in third. Just four points behind Fellows is Jake Pierson of Bellvue, CO, with former series champion Keith Rauch of Thornton, CO, rounding out the current top five.

Also among the top ten in current ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points are three-time series runner-up Eric Miller (Thornton, CO), 2001 series champion Nick Haygood (Centennial, CO), Mark Sweet (Rock Springs, WY), 16-year-old Rookie contender Ricky Montgomery (Lakewood, CO) and Greg Schaefer (Fort Lupton, CO).

Both nights of racing action are slated to get under way at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277.

The 2006 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region schedule consists of 18 events at eleven different tracks throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

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

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