Sooner Region OKC-Lawton preview

ASCS Sooner Region Set for OKC-Lawton Weekend TULSA, Okla. (April 7, 2008) -- The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region forces will be making tracks up and down the H.E. Bailey Turnpike this weekend as the series embarks upon the first ...

ASCS Sooner Region Set for OKC-Lawton Weekend

TULSA, Okla. (April 7, 2008) -- The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region forces will be making tracks up and down the H.E. Bailey Turnpike this weekend as the series embarks upon the first of three Oklahoma City-Lawton weekend doubles.

On Friday night, the series takes to Oklahoma City's 3/8-mile State Fair Speedway clay oval. Then on Saturday night, it's a quick run down Interstate 44 to Lawton Speedway's 0x00bc-mile clay oval.

The pair of tracks have combined to host approximately one-third of the ASCS Sooner Region events since the series inception in 2001, with 16 events at State Fair Speedway and 19 events at Lawton Speedway.

Last year, weather limited the ASCS Sooner Region to just one event at each track, with Danny Jennings picking up his first ASCS win at Oklahoma City and Kevin Ramey adding his fifth Sooner Region score at Lawton.

There have been seven different winners in as many ASCS Sooner Region events at State Fair Speedway dating back to 2005, while Ramey and Sean McClelland have split the six Sooner Region features contested at Lawton Speedway since the start of the 2005 season.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region kicked off the 2008 season this past Saturday night, with National Tour contender Travis Rilat of Forney, TX, besting the 41-car field by beating defending ASCS Sooner Region champion Brian McClelland to the stripe.

While Tulsa's Brian McClelland fared the best of the 2008 Sooner Region title contenders in the season opener, others that started out in strong fashion included Graham, TX, shoe Kolt Walker (4th), Glenpool, OK, racer Matt Covington (7th) and Fort Worth's J.P. Bailey (8th).

Friday's action at Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway fires off at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday's event at Lawton Speedway going green at 8:00 p.m.

Oklahoma City's semi-banked, 3/8-mile State Fair Speedway clay oval is located on the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds near the intersection of N.W. 10th and May Avenue. For more information, contact the track at 405-948-6796.

Lawton Speedway is located in Lawton, OK, off I-44 Exit 36, then 2.5 miles west on Lee Boulevard, then 1.4 miles south on Sheridan Road. For more information, contact the track at 580-355-6417.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Danny Jennings , Kevin Ramey , Matt Covington , Kolt Walker , J.P. Bailey