Rocky Mountain Region Jetmore, WaKeeney previews

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Breaks the Ice in Western Kansas TULSA, Okla. (April 24, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region kicks off the 2006 campaign with a pair of events this weekend, kicking off at the...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Breaks the Ice in Western Kansas

TULSA, Okla. (April 24, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region kicks off the 2006 campaign with a pair of events this weekend, kicking off at the Jetmore Motorplex on Saturday night before moving on to WaKeeney Speedway on Sunday night.

Both events are in conjunction with the NCRA, with defending ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Gary Taylor of Wheat Ridge, CO, leading the way into the weekend double.

Taylor, a native of Snohomish, WA, captured the '05 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region championship on the final weekend to become the fifth different series champion in as many years.

Taylor swiped the championship from the grasp of Thornton, Colorado's Eric Miller, who settled for runner-up honors for the second year in a row.

In addition to Taylor and Miller, other top ASCS Rocky Mountain Region contenders expected for the weekend include Jake Pierson (Bellvue, CO), Jeff Heffner (Denver, CO), John Jacob (Aurora, CO), 16-year-old Josh Fellows (Loveland, CO) and Scott Milan (Ft. Collins, CO).

Saturday night's racing action at the Jetmore Motorplex gets under way at approximately 7:15 p.m., with Sunday's event at WaKeeney Speedway going green at 6:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile Jetmore Motorplex clay oval is located 6.6 miles south of Jetmore, KS, on US 283. For more information, contact the track at 620-357-8886 or 620-225-3929.

WaKeeney Speedway, a 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval, is located in WaKeeney, KS, off I-70 Exit 128, then 0.9 mile north at the Fairgrounds.JFor more information, contact the track at 785-743-2555 or 785-672-0123.

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 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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