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TULSA, Okla. (August 8, 2008) -- The landscape for the Sprint Car racing world will undergo a dramatic change for the better in 2009, as Lucas Oil Products and K&N Filters join forces with the American Sprint Car Series. The newly formed...

TULSA, Okla. (August 8, 2008) -- The landscape for the Sprint Car racing world will undergo a dramatic change for the better in 2009, as Lucas Oil Products and K&N Filters join forces with the American Sprint Car Series.

The newly formed Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters will feature the nation's most competitive Sprint Car racing circuit, with the teams vying for greatly enhanced purses.

"This is the most exciting thing to happen to Sprint Car racing in recent years," commented Bob Patison, Executive Vice President of Lucas Oil Products. "Lucas Oil is excited to be associated with Emmett Hahn and the American Sprint Car Series. Emmett brings a fresh approach to Sprint Car racing. The sport is in dire need of some new leadership and direction, and that's what this series offers."

A point fund of $250,000 will be in place for the 2009 season for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, with each individual event including a $6,000 winner's share and $500 to start the "A" Main event along with $200 for "B" Main non-transfers.

Steve Williams, Vice President of Research and Development of K&N Engineering, comments that, "K&N Filters is very proud to team up with Lucas Oil to present some of the best ASCS Sprint Car Racing on the planet. Everyone at K&N is excited to participate in this very important race series and we are looking forward to great racing in 2009."

An enhanced tow money package will be in effect for the series' top 15 teams, with a television package of approximately ten events included as well.

"This is a direction we've been working towards for a few years now," American Sprint Car Series founder and President Emmett Hahn commented. "Lucas Oil and K&N Filters are making all of this possible now and we're all looking forward to this endeavor."

"The teams, the fans and the promoters all win with this relationship," Hahn explains. "The teams are racing for excellent money, the fans get a highly-competitive racing event with top-caliber teams at a reasonable price and track promoters get a premier Sprint Car event with tremendous profitability potential."

-credit: ascs

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