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ASCS Sooner Region at I-30 Speedway on Saturday TULSA, Okla. (May 29, 2007) -- After being water-logged over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region fires back into action this weekend with the series...

ASCS Sooner Region at I-30 Speedway on Saturday

TULSA, Okla. (May 29, 2007) -- After being water-logged over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region fires back into action this weekend with the series only stop of the season in Arkansas.

Saturday night, the series moves east across the state line to invade Little Rock's high-banked, I-30 Speedway clay oval.

It marks the second annual trip for the ASCS Sooner Region to I-30 Speedway, with I-30 ace and three-time ASCS National champion Tim Crawley of Benton, AR, besting a field of 33 entries last year.

Sapulpa, Oklahoma's Cody Branchcomb leads the ASCS Sooner Region ranks into Saturday's event, holding a 26-point lead over Danbury, TX, racer Ray Allen Kulhanek with the initial three events of the season in the books.

Sherman Davis of Sand Springs, OK, is ranked third in his first run at the ASCS Sooner Region crown, with fourth-ranked Brian McClelland of Tulsa setting his sights on a career first series win after tuning up with a runner-up finish in local I-30 Speedway action this past weekend.

Two-time series champ Kevin Ramey of Fort Worth, TX, enters the card ranked fifth, with Gavin Punch (Collinsville, OK), 2005 ASCS Sooner Region champion (Collinsville, OK), Nick Smith (Broken Arrow, OK), Brad Best (Tulsa, OK), 2001 ASCS Sooner Region champion J.P. Bailey (Fort Worth, TX) and Michael Brown (Lawton, OK) filling out the rest of the current top ten.

The ASCS Sooner Region forces will face a strong contingent of local competition, including Zack Pringle, who posted his first career feature win on Saturday night. Crawley has topped four of six weekly Sprint Car events at I-30 Speedway.

Saturday night's racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (County Line Road), then south to frontage road, then east. For more information, contact the track at 501-455-4567.

The 2007 schedule for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region consists of 18 events at eight different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series. With a dozen different Regions in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, ASCS will sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Cody Branchcomb , Nick Smith , Kevin Ramey , Tim Crawley , Ray Allen Kulhanek , J.P. Bailey