Southern Tour Laurens County preview

TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2006) -- After a busy month of May, action continues for the Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour with a stop at Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, SC, this Saturday night. The ASCS Southern Tour ...

TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2006) -- After a busy month of May, action continues for the Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour with a stop at Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, SC, this Saturday night.

The ASCS Southern Tour completed a handful of events in May, with Pfafftown, NC, racer Butch Pendergrass emerging atop a tight championship points race, with points from the May 24 event run in tandem with the World of Outlaws at Lowe's Motor Speedway still pending.

Pendergrass enters Saturday's card with a slight six-point lead over New Jersey's Scott McClaren, who picked up his first series win in the season opener at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC, on April 21.

Mooresville, North Carolina's Coby Adams, last year's runner-up in season points, enters the card just 18 points off the lead pace in third, with Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC, coming off a strong weekend in competition with the ASCS National Tour by climbing to fourth in points. ohnny Bridges, a Mileback winner in ASCS Southern Tour action, enters the card ranked fifth, with the balance of the top ten including Jeff Young, Kris Brooks, Brian Smith, Jimmy Burns and Doug Gold.

The high-banked, 3/8-mile Laurens County Speedway dirt oval is located east of Laurens, SC, on US 76, then 0.6 miles southwest on SR 127, then 0.1 mile southeast on Racetrack Road. For more information, contact the track at 864-984-2427.

The Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour 2006 slate consists of 16 nights of racing at thirteen different tracks throughout the southeastern portion of the United States.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

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

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Series Sprint
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