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Gregg's ASCS Southwest Win Streak on the Line Saturday at USA! TULSA, Okla. (June 2, 2008) -- Ben Gregg sets his sights on a potential fifth American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region feature win in a row when the series takes to ...

Gregg's ASCS Southwest Win Streak on the Line Saturday at USA!

TULSA, Okla. (June 2, 2008) -- Ben Gregg sets his sights on a potential fifth American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region feature win in a row when the series takes to Tucson's United Sports Arizona (USA) Race Park this Saturday night.

Saturday's USA Race Park is a Salute to the Military, with all military personnel admitted for just five dollars.

Gregg has raced to victory lane in the ASCS Southwest Region's last four main events, extending his lead in the series championship points chase to 46 markers over El Paso's Shawn Sander.

Gregg has topped the last three ASCS Southwest Region events at USA Race Park, including the series most recent Tucson stop on May 24 when Gregg made a late move around Jessica Van Dyke to snare the win.

While Gregg has stretched his lead to 46 points over Sander, Ronnie Clark is just six points behind Sander in third. Cody Cambensy is just two more points back in fourth, with Rick Ziehl and Steve Martin tied for fifth.

Mike Rux, Jr., is ranked seventh, as only 12 points separate the six drivers ranked from second to seventh, with John Gaston, Jessica Van Dyke and Joshua Williams completing the current top ten.

Saturday's action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile United Sports Arizona Race Park clay oval is located east of Tucson off I-10 Exit 268, then 1.6 mile south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information, contact the track at 520-574-8515.

The ASCS Southwest Region is set for 16 nights of winged Sprint Car racing throughout Arizona in 2008. In addition to events at Tucson's USA Race Park, the series will also be in action at Show Low's Thunder Speedway and Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 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 Steve Martin , Rick Ziehl , Ronnie Clark , Ben Gregg
Teams Williams