Sprints on Dirt Lake Odessa preview

Long Looks for ASCS SOD vs. NRA Sweep Saturday at I-96! TULSA, Okla. (June 23, 2008) -- Darren Long will try to complete a sweep of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz versus EFI-NRA Sprint Invaders North vs. South ...

Long Looks for ASCS SOD vs. NRA Sweep Saturday at I-96!

TULSA, Okla. (June 23, 2008) -- Darren Long will try to complete a sweep of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz versus EFI-NRA Sprint Invaders North vs. South Shootout with this Saturday night's event at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI.

After rain nixed the opening round of the SOD vs. NRA Shootout at Limaland on June 13, Long has proven unstoppable in the next two rounds with triumph at Ohio's Eldora Speedway on June 14 and then at Michigan's Butler Speedway on June 21.

Now, the only thing standing between Long and North vs. Shootout perfection is the high-banked, 0x00bd-mile I-96 Speedway dirt oval, a track that the Elida, OH, driver has failed to conquer in four previous attempts.

While Long tries for a third consecutive ASCS Sprints on Dirt triumph, Goshen, Indiana's Brett Mann has moved atop the series point charts by a mere ten markers over Jerome, Michigan's Ben Rutan.

Dain Naida is currently third in points behind Mann and Rutan, with three-time series champion Tim Norman and Gregg Dalman rounding out the top current top five. The balance of the current top ten includes Ryan Grubaugh, Joe Bares, Aaron Shaffer, Gary Fast and Louie Carufel.

Saturday's action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

The high-banked, 0x00bd-mile I-96 Speedway dirt oval is located in Lake Odessa, MI, off I-96 Exit 64, then 0.5 miles south, then 0.7 miles west.JFor more information, contact the track at 616-642-0555.

In its 29th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints On Dirt presented by Victor Reinz will sanction 26 nights of action at 14 different tracks throughout Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.

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.

-credit: www.ascsracing.com.

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