Sooner Region Cowtown preview

ASCS Sooner Region Ready for Cowtown Invasion TULSA, Okla. (April 4, 2005) -- After a successful opening night, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is ready to take on "The Fastest Lil' Dirt Track in Texas" this ...

ASCS Sooner Region Ready for Cowtown Invasion

TULSA, Okla. (April 4, 2005) -- After a successful opening night, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is ready to take on "The Fastest Lil' Dirt Track in Texas" this Saturday night as the series takes to Kennedale's Cowtown Speedway for the first time this year.

The ASCS Sooner Region kicked off the 2005 season and a month of April that includes five events this past Saturday night with Tulsa's Sean McClelland topping a tough field of 33 entries at Tulsa Speedway.

McClelland will lead the Sooner Region forces into this Saturday night's event atop the racy, high-banked quarter-mile dirt oval. The series returns in a much-anticipated combined event with the O'Reilly National Tour on May 28 then will later put the wraps on the Sooner season at Cowtown on September 24.

The ASCS Sooner Region made its first visit to Cowtown Speedway last May, with Fort Worth ace Kevin Ramey out dueling Danny Wood in an epic battle to take the win. Andy Shouse then emerged victorious in the series' September encore. Besides splitting victories at Cowtown Speedway, Ramey and Shouse went on to share Sooner Region championship honors in 2004.

Ramey and Shouse will both try to add another Cowtown win to the ledger Saturday night, while McClelland makes a bid for two wins in a row to kick off the '05 Sooner Region campaign.

Other top drivers expected for Saturday night's racing action include 2002 series champion Danny Jennings, 2001 champion J.P. Bailey, Danny Wood, Foster Landon, Preston Peebles II, Nick Smith and Cody Branchcomb. O'Reilly National Tour Brodix Rookie of the Year contenders Tony Bruce, Jr., of Liberal, KS, and Jake Martens of Fairview, OK, are both expected to take advantage of an off weekend to take on the Sooner shoes as well.

Approximately 30 cars will be in action for Saturday night's American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region event at Cowtown Speedway, which gets under way at 7:00 p.m.

Kennedale's Cowtown Speedway is located just east of Fort Worth off I-20 Exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Highway, then 1.4 miles southwest on New Hope Road, then east. For more information, contact the track at 817-478-9952 or 817-572-0848.

This year, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region will contest 18 events at seven different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour, the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region, the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Gulf South Region and the Rocky Mountain Region, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 120 nights of racing in 2005 at more than 50 different racetracks throughout at least 15 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Preston Peebles , Cody Branchcomb , Nick Smith , Danny Jennings , Kevin Ramey , J.P. Bailey , Andy Shouse