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ASCS Southern Tour Rolls into Thunder Valley TULSA, Okla. (August 22, 2005) -- Racing action for the Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour resumes this Friday night as the series makes its second stop of...

ASCS Southern Tour Rolls into Thunder Valley

TULSA, Okla. (August 22, 2005) -- Racing action for the Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour resumes this Friday night as the series makes its second stop of the season at Thunder Valley Speedway in Lawndale, NC.

After posting the second of three podium finishes in the series debut at Thunder Valley Speedway on April 29, series point leader Scott Young broke into victory lane for the first time in the series most recent outing, a July 30 stop at Wythe Raceway in Wytheville, VA.

Hailing from Mooresville, NC, Young shoots for a second consecutive series triumph this Friday night. The 1998 ASCS Southern Tour champ, Young enters Friday's card with a slim 24-point lead over teammate Coby Adams in the revived series points chase.

Virginia's Mary Anne Williams enters Friday's card 44 points out of the lead, with Doug Gold and Butch Pendergrass also among the top five ASCS Southern Tour point contenders. Others currently in the top ten in points include Danny Mercy, Doug Day, Philip Hearp, Dustin Apple and Eddie Hamilton.

The 4/10-mile, semi-banked Thunder Valley Speedway is located 2.9 miles west of SR 18 on SR 182, then 0.4 mile south on Ball Park Road, then 0.4 mile west on Old Stagecoach Road. For more information, contact the track at 704-538-7070.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Friday, with racing action slated to get under way at 7:15 p.m.

Wythe Raceway is located southwest of Wytheville, VA, on I-81 to Exit 60, then 0.1 mile north on frontage road, then 1.5 miles east. For more information, contact the track at 276-686-4261 or 276-228-3118.

The 2005 Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour currently consists of nine events at seven different tracks throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction more than 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Scott Young , Doug Day
Teams Williams