Sprints on Dirt Crystal preview

ASCS Sprints on Dirt Fire Off Saturday Night at Crystal TULSA, Okla. (May 1, 2006) -- The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz kicks off a strong 2006 campaign with this Saturday night's card atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile...

ASCS Sprints on Dirt Fire Off Saturday Night at Crystal

TULSA, Okla. (May 1, 2006) -- The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz kicks off a strong 2006 campaign with this Saturday night's card atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Crystal Motor Speedway clay oval in Crystal, MI.

The event marks the first Sprints on Dirt card under the American Sprint Car Series banner.

Headlining a stout field of expected entries will be defending series champion Tim Norman of Warsaw, IN, and two-time series kingpin Dustin Daggett of Portland, MI.Taking advantage of an off weekend for the ASCS National Tour, Daggett returns to his home turf where he claimed top SOD honors in both 2003 and 2004. Dustin climbed several notches in National this points, moving up to 14th after a twelfth-place feature run at Missouri's Poplar Bluff Speedway.

A 1985 Sprints on Dirt champion, Norman raced to his second SOD crown on the strength of three feature wins in 2005.

Norman edged Hudson, MI, racer Ben Rutan by just 50 markers for the 2005 SOD crown, with the balance of the top five including Kyle Patrick (Tillbury, ON), Nick Mulheim (Navarre, OH) and Gregg Dalman (Portland, MI).

Other top ten Sprints on Dirt point finishers in 2005 included Louie Carufel (Port Huron, MI), Mark Broughman (Hillsdale, MI), Daggett, Dain Naida (Belleville, MI) and Davey Brown (Eaton Rapids, MI).

Saturday's racing action at Crystal Motor Speedway is slated to go green at 7:30 p.m.

Crystal Motor Speedway is located 5.5 miles north of State Road 57 on Crystal Road, then east on Sidney. For more information, contact the track at 989-235-5200.

The 2006 Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz slate consists of approximately 30 nights of racing at fourteen different tracks throughout Michigan, Ohio and Canada.

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 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 and the ASCS Sprints on Dirt is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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