Series Jetmore pre-event notes 2010-05-12

Lucas Oil Sprint Cars on Deck: Second Annual Steve King Memorial! TULSA, Okla. (May 12, 2010) -- After a recent rainout at Riverside, the next stop on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series presented by K&N Filters trail is just around the ...

Lucas Oil Sprint Cars on Deck: Second Annual Steve King Memorial!

TULSA, Okla. (May 12, 2010) -- After a recent rainout at Riverside, the next stop on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series presented by K&N Filters trail is just around the corner with the Second Annual Boothill Casino Steve King Memorial at the Jetmore Motorplex in Jetmore, KS, on May 29-30.

And, while reigning series champ Shane Stewart carries a slim points lead into the weekend, it will be 20-year-old Nebraska shoe Jack Dover looking to defend his Steve King Memorial title atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Jetmore Motorplex dirt track in southwest Kansas.

Two full nights of action will unfold at the Second Annual Boothill Casino Steve King Memorial at the Jetmore Motorplex, with the top four finishers from the Saturday night, May 29, preliminary feature locked into the $6,000-to-win, Sunday night, May 30, Steve King Memorial championship feature event.

The Steve King Memorial at Jetmore kicks off three consecutive weekends of Lucas Oil ASCS National action with an Outlaw Motor Speedway (Muskogee, OK) -- I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR) weekend double on June 4-5 followed up by Nebraska's Eagle Nationals on June 11-12. The series finishes out the month of June with the Fourth Annual Daniel McMillin Memorial at Missouri's Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night, June 26.

Last year, the past ASCS Midwest Region champion bested a field of 50 to top the TBJ Promotions event, holding off a late bid from "The Texan", Gary Wright, for his second career Lucas Oil ASCS National feature win.

Dover went on to finish his out his Rookie campaign on the National circuit a solid ninth in points and is currently tenth in this year's standings with the initial three nights of action in the books. Dover recently topped his first feature of the year by posting an ASCS Midwest Regional win at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Sprint Cars opened up the season with the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals on March 19-20, with Sammy Swindell topping a 62 car field for the $6,000 triumph as Mother Nature nixed night two.

Brodix Rookie of the Year contender Matt Covington cracked Lucas Oil ASCS National victory lane for the first time in the next event at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, TX, on April 9, with 2001 series champ Zach Chappell of Talala, OK, fending off Brady Bacon and Jesse Hockett the next night at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway.

The series most recent scheduled event, the Second Annual Rock 'N Roll 50 at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, AR, was washed out on April 23-24 and rescheduled for October 1-2.

With the opening three nights of competition in the books, Bixby, OK, native Shane Stewart is out to the early lead in the series $60,000 championship points race on the strength of finishes of sixth, third and eighth.

The defending champ's lead is a slight one however, with Warsaw, Missouri's Jesse Hockett just three points back and then Liberal, KS, shoe Tony Bruce, Jr., third in points, just 13 markers off the lead pace.

Twenty-year-old Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK, is currently fourth, with Louisiana's Jason Johnson rounding out the current top five. The balance of the current top ten in Lucas Oil National points includes Tennessee's Sammy Swindell, the Oklahoma trio of Zach Chappell, Danny Wood and Matt Covington and Nebraska's Jack Dover.

Arkansas ace Tim Crawley is just outside the top ten, with some other top series contenders including Travis Rilat, Ricky Logan, Gary Wright, Darren Long and Kenneth Walker.

Covington is out to the early lead in the Brodix Rookie of the Year chase, with other Rookie contenders including California's Kyle Hirst and Justyn Cox, Oklahoma's Dustin Morgan, Texas' Channin Tankersley, Washington's Austen Wheatley, New Mexico's Joshua Hodges and Tennessee's Don Young.

The Lucas Oil National Sprint Cars will be bolstered by a strong contingent of invaders including the Kansas forces defending their home turf as well as the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region contenders that open their 2010 campaign with the Jetmore double. Eighteen-year-old Jake Ossenfort of Rapid City, SD, is the reigning ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion.

Advance tickets for the Second Annual Boothill Casino Steve King Memorial are available on-line at www.tbjpromotions.com. Weekend passes purchased in advance are just $35, a savings of $10 over tickets purchased at the gates.

The weekend will commence with an ASCS Sprint Car driver Meet and Greet on the Courthouse Square in Jetmore on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a parade in town set for 2:30 p. m.

More information regarding the Second Annual Boothill Casino Steve King Memorial at the Jetmore Motorplex is available by contacting TBJ Promotions at 541-778-8630. The track phone is 620-225-3929.

The Series: Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters

When & Where: Saturday night, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. -- Jetmore Motorplex Sunday night, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. -- Jetmore Motorplex

Track Information:
Jetmore Motorplex (Jetmore, KS) -- 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 6.6 miles south of SR 156 in Jetmore, KS, on US 283. For more information, check www.tbjpromotions.com or call 541-778-8630 or 620-225-3929.

Lucas Oil ASCS Jetmore Motorplex History:
After debuting at Jetmore with a two-night stand in 2002 with Zach Chappell and Tim Crawley reaching victory lane, the series returned to the Motorplex last year for the Inaugural Steve King Memorial with Travis Rilat topping preliminary action before Jack Dover trumped the weekend's 50-car field in the finale.

-source: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Sammy Swindell , Shane Stewart , Travis Rilat , Jesse Hockett , Dustin Morgan , Tim Crawley , Kyle Hirst , Justyn Cox , Matt Covington , Jason Johnson