Rocky Mountain Region Blackfoot debut preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Set for Atomic Double! TULSA, Okla. (July 6, 2009) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain tackles some new territory this weekend with a pair of events atop the semi-banked, 1/3-mile Atomic...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Set for Atomic Double!

TULSA, Okla. (July 6, 2009) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain tackles some new territory this weekend with a pair of events atop the semi-banked, 1/3-mile Atomic Motor Raceway dirt oval located near Blackfoot, ID.

The series debut at Atomic City includes two full nights of racing action on Friday and Saturday, with Friday's action going green at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday's card firing off at 5:00 p.m.

With eight different ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champions crowned over the past eight years, 17-year-old Jake Ossenfort of Rapid City, SD, is out to the early lead in the 2009 championship chase in a bid to become the ninth different champion in nine years.

Ossenfort holds just a 14-point lead over veteran Billings, MT, shoe Jeremy McCune, who finished in the runner-up position in 2008 Rocky Mountain points.

Meridian, Idaho's Randy Pierce is another six points back in third, with Kolter Kosten (Douglas, WY) and Tucker McCune (Shepherd, MT) rounding out the current top five.

Atomic Motor Speedway is located near Blackfoot, ID, off I-15 Exit 93, then 27.2 miles northwest on US 26, then 1.4 miles southwest to the town of Atomic City, then 0.2 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 208-782-9616.

The ninth year of action for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is slated to consist of 14 events at seven tracks throughout Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico and South Dakota.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

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

-credit: ascs

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