Sprints on Dirt Canadian double preview

ASCS Sprints on Dirt Set for Canadian Double TULSA, Okla. (August 21, 2007) -- The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz will take a tight championship points battle across the border this weekend with a...

ASCS Sprints on Dirt Set for Canadian Double

TULSA, Okla. (August 21, 2007) -- The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz will take a tight championship points battle across the border this weekend with a pair of events in Ontario, Canada.

On Friday night, the series takes to Ohsweken Speedway before moving on to South Buxton Raceway in Merlin on Saturday night.

With 14 events in the books, Tim Norman of Warsaw, IN, holds a slim eight-point lead over Goshen, Indiana's Brett Mann in the championship points battle. Only five nights of points-paying action remain for the ASCS Sprints on Dirt, including this weekend's pair of events.

While Norman, seeking his third series title, and Mann battle atop the point charts, Ben Rutan of Jerome, MI, has stayed within striking distance in third. Rutan enters the weekend just 38 points off of Norman's lead pace.

Gary Fast of Kalkaska, MI, enters the weekend ranked fourth, just 14 points ahead of Linden, Michigan's Bill Johnson, who rounds out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Sprints on Dirt points includes rookie contender Ryan Ruhl (Angola, IN), Joe Bares (Traverse City, MI), this past weekend's feature winner Ryan Grubaugh (St. Johns, MI), 17-year-old rookie shoe Jake Stebner (Elmira, MI) and Kirk Cheney (Hastings, MI).

Friday's action at Ohsweken Speedway goes green at 7:45 p.m., with Saturday's card at South Buxton Raceway firing off at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile Ohsweken Speedway clay oval is located on the east edge of Brantford on PR 403 to Garden Ave. exit, then 3.3 miles south on CR 18, then 6.7 miles west on CR 54, then 1.5 miles south on Chiefswood Road. For more information, contact the track at 519-445-0937.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile South Buxton Raceway clay oval is located 3.4 miles northeast of CR 7 in Merlin, ONT, on CR 8 to South Buxton, then 0.2 miles south on CR 6. For more information, contact the track at 519-689-7474 or 1-888-272-2251

The 28th year of action for the ASCS Sprints on Dirt consists of 20 championship events at ten different tracks throughout Michigan as well as Ontario.

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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