Rocky Mountain Region Great Falls preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Ready for Electric City Double TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2006) -- It will be an electrifying weekend of racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region as the series takes to Electric...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Ready for Electric City Double

TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2006) -- It will be an electrifying weekend of racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region as the series takes to Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, MT, on both Saturday and Sunday.

With just one event remaining after this weekend's double, Edwards, CO, racer Patrick Bourke is inching ever closer to becoming the series sixth different champion in as many years, as he enters the weekend with a 134-point lead over Denver's Jeff Heffner.

After a sixth-place ranking during his rookie season in 2005, 17-year-old Josh Fellows of Loveland, CO, enters the weekend ranked third in points, just 17 points ahead of 2004 series champion Keith Rauch of Thornton, CO. Rauch sits atop the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region win charts in 2006 with three triumphs in 13 feature starts.

Three-time ASCS Rocky Mountain Region runner-up Eric Miller of Thornton, CO, enters the weekend ranked fifth, with the balance of the top ten including former series champion Nick Haygood (Centennial, CO), 16-year-old Rookie contender Ricky Montgomery (Lakewood, CO), Mark Sweet (Rock Springs, WY), John Jacob (Aurora, CO) and Jake Pierson (Bellvue, CO).

With 14 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region events logged into the books thus far in 2006, eight different drivers have posted at least one feature win.

Action gets under way at Electric City Speedway at 7:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Race fans can pick up advanced discount tickets area Bumper-to-Bumper/O'Reilly Auto Parts stores.

The high-banked, 3/10-mile Electric City Speedway clay oval is located in Great Falls, MT, 2.2 miles north of US 89 on US 87, then 50 feet west, then north. For more information, contact the track at 406-727-4884.

The 2006 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region schedule consists of 17 events at ten 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.

-credit: ascs

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