Rocky Mountain Region Hayden, Sweetwater preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Weekend Double on Tap TULSA, Okla. (August 14, 2007) -- A pair of events loom for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region as the series competes in Colorado and Wyoming this weekend. On...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Weekend Double on Tap

TULSA, Okla. (August 14, 2007) -- A pair of events loom for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region as the series competes in Colorado and Wyoming this weekend.

On Friday night, the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region makes its second annual stop at Hayden Speedway in Hayden, CO. Then on Saturday night, the series makes its second and final stop of the season at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, WY.

Hailing from Quinter, KS, C.J. Johnson leads the way into the weekend double with an 82 points advantage over past ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Keith Rauch of Thornton, CO. Johnson topped the June 9 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region event at Sweetwater Speedway.

Chasing the lead duo entering the weekend is defending series champion Patrick Bourke of Edwards, CO, with past series champion Nick Haygood of Centennial, CO, and 18-year-old Chad Corken of Highlands Ranch, CO, rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in points includes Bob Schaeffer (New Castle, CO), Mark Sweet (Rock Springs, WY), 17-year-old Ricky Montgomery (Lakewood, CO), Derek Drown (Amarillo, TX) and 16-year-old Josh Flood (Arvada, CO).

Friday's action at Hayden Speedway goes green at 7:00 p.m., with Saturday's event at Sweetwater Speedway firing off at 7:30 p.m.

Hayden Speedway is located on the west edge of Hayden, CO, on US 40, then 0.4 miles south on Poplar, then bear left and go 1.8 miles on CR 53 past the fairground. For more information, contact the track at 970-629-8405.

Sweetwater Speedway is located in Rock Springs, WY, off I-80 Exit 104, then 0.9 miles north on US 191 (Elk St.), then 1.1 mile west on Yellowstone Road. For more information, contact the track at 307-352-6789.

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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Series Sprint
Drivers C.J. Johnson