Rocky Mountain Region weekend preview 2005-07-05

Triple Header on Tap for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2005) -- With a tight points race hanging in the balance, the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is geared up for a full slate of racing action this Friday,...

Triple Header on Tap for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region

TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2005) -- With a tight points race hanging in the balance, the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is geared up for a full slate of racing action this Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout South Dakota and Wyoming.

The series kicks off the weekend at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday night before moving on to Wyoming's Gillette Speedway on Saturday night. The weekend triple winds up at Sheridan (WY) Speedway on Sunday night.

Washington state native Gary Taylor, now residing in Wheat Ridge, CO, leads the series into the weekend, holding a slim ten point lead over Bellvue, CO, shoe Jake Pierson with eight of nineteen events in the books. Eric Miller of Thornton, CO, enters the weekend a close third in points, with fellow Colorado racers Bob Schaeffer and Jeff Heffner rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points includes Scott Milan, Josh Fellows, Joe Wagner, John Jacob and Nick Haygood.

Black Hills Speedway, a 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval, is located three miles south of I-90 Exit 61, then 0.5 mile east on SR 44. For more information, contact the track at 605-393-1552 or 605-390-4470.

The 1/3-mile semi-banked Gillette Speedway dirt oval is located off I-90 Exit 129, then 0.5 mile south on Garner Lake Road, then 1.7 miles east on SR 51. For more information, contact the track at 307-682-7290 or 307-680-1721.

Wrapping up the weekend is the 3/8-mile, semi-banked Sheridan Speedway dirt oval, located off I-90 Exit 23, then 0.8 mile east on SR 336, then 0.7 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 605-843-2229.

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 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Gary Taylor