Rocky Mountain Region San Felipe Pueblo preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Battle Shifts to Hollywood Hills TULSA, Okla. (June 23, 2008) -- A pair of teenage shoes are set to resume their American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region championship battle with this weekend's pair...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Battle Shifts to Hollywood Hills

TULSA, Okla. (June 23, 2008) -- A pair of teenage shoes are set to resume their American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region championship battle with this weekend's pair of events at Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo near Albuquerque, NM.

The series takes to the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Hollywood Hills Speedway clay oval at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, with the top four finishers locked into Saturday night's weekend finale, which gets under way at 7:00 p.m.

With a half dozen events in the books, 19-year-old Chad Corken of Highlands Ranch, CO, holds a slim eight-point lead over 17-year-old series rookie contender Derrik Ortega of Albuquerque.

Ortega posted his first series win on Friday the 13th (June 13) at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, WY. But Ortega's ninth-place run the next night allowed Corken to move atop the point charts.

After finishing third in ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points last year, Corken has finished among the top-five in all six series feature events thus far in 2008.

Corken and Ortega are chased in the title battle by veteran shoe Bob Schaeffer, who topped the season opener on May 24, with fellow Colorado racer and past series champion Patrick Bourke in fourth.

Eighteen-year-old series rookie contender Colt Treharn of Los Lunas, NM, enters the weekend ranked fifth in points, with the balance of the top ten including Greg Schaefer (Brighton, CO), Jeremy McCune (Billings, MT), 16-year-old Jake Ossenfort (Rapid City, SD), 19-year-old Danielle Ossenfort (Rapid City, SD) and Dustin Hall (West Valley City, UT).

Hollywood Hills Speedway is located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe off I-25 Exit 252, then 0.2 miles east. For more information, contact the track at 505-867-6700.

The eighth year of action for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is slated to consist of 17 events at a half dozen tracks throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska in 2008.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Sprint
Drivers Greg Schaefer