Rocky Mountain Region Aztec Fiesta preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Ready for Aztec Fiesta! TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is set for its lone New Mexico weekend of the 2006 season as it takes to Aztec Speedway for...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Ready for Aztec Fiesta!

TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is set for its lone New Mexico weekend of the 2006 season as it takes to Aztec Speedway for this weekend's annual Fiesta Days double on Friday and Saturday.

It marks the fifth consecutive year that the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region has headlined Aztec's Fiesta Day twin bill, which takes place on the weekend of the first Saturday of June each year.

With the series' opening four events of the season in the books, four different faces have made it to victory lane and a tight points race is already taking shape.

Leading the way into the weekend is Edwards, CO, shoe Patrick Bourke, who holds just a six-point lead over Bellvue, CO, racer Jake Pierson.JPierson is shooting for his first series title after finishing third in points each of the past two years.

Thornton, Colorado's Keith Rauch, the 2004 series champion, enters the weekend just 26 points off the lead pace after winning Sunday's Thunder Mountain Speedway final in Olathe, CO, with Denver's Jeff Heffner just two more points back in fourth. Rounding out the current top five, just 33 points out of the lead, is 2001 series champion Nick Haygood of Centennial, CO.

Others currently ranked among the top ten in ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points include three-time series runner-up Eric Miller (Thornton, CO), 16-year-old Josh Fellows (Loveland, CO), Greg Schaefer (Ft. Lupton, CO), Kass Cornella (Douglas, WY) and teenage rookie shoe Chad Corkin (Denver, CO).

Action atop the semi-banked, 1/3-mile Aztec Speedway clay oval gets under at 7:00 p.m. on both Friday night and Saturday night.

Aztec Speedway is located in Aztec, NM, 1.2 miles south of US 550 on SR 544, then 0.2 mile east on Legion.

For more information, contact the track at 505-334-2023 or 505-327-6314.

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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