Rocky Mountain Region Kansas double preview

Kansas Double Looms for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2005)-- Eric Miller of Thornton, CO, can move ever closer to his first American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region championship as the series...

Kansas Double Looms for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region

TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2005)-- Eric Miller of Thornton, CO, can move ever closer to his first American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region championship as the series makes its final Kansas appearances of the season this Saturday and Sunday night.

Saturday night, the series makes its debut atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Oberlin Speedway dirt oval in Oberlin, KS. Then on Sunday night, the series makes its second and final stop of the season at the high-banked, 3/8-mile Thomas County Speedway dirt oval in Colby, KS.

With a pair of third-place and a pair of runner-up rankings over the past four years with the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region, Miller moved one step closer to a first championship with his second triumph of the season in the series most recent outing at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, WY, on August 20.

With the victory, Miller extended his advantage to 40 markers over Washington-state native Gary Taylor and Jake Pierson of Bellvue, CO. Taylor and Pierson enter the Kansas double tied for second in points, just 32 points ahead of 52-year-old Rocky Mountain Region rookie shoe Bob Schaeffer of New Castle, CO.

Denver's Jeff Heffner enters the weekend ranked fifth, with the balance of the top ten including Scott Milan (Fort Collins, CO), John Jacob (Aurora, CO), 15-year-old rookie Josh Fellows (Longmont, CO), Denver's Joe Wagner and rookie pilot Cyrus Perme (Littleton, CO).

Oberlin Speedway is located in Oberlin, KS, 0.2 mile west of US 83 on US 36 at the Decatur County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 785-678-8037 or 785-678-2416.

Thomas County Speedway is located in Colby, KS, off I-70 Exit 53, then 1.7 miles north on SR 25 at the Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 785-443-6174 or 785-460-6403.

Both nights of racing get under way at 7:00 p.m.

The 2005 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region slate consists of 19 events at ten different tracks throughout Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction more than 100 night of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 18 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
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