Sprints on Dirt Lake Odessa preview

ASCS Sprints on Dirt at I-96 Speedway on Saturday TULSA, Okla. (August 5, 2008) -- Racing action for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz resumes this Saturday night when the series invades I-96 Speedway in Lake ...

ASCS Sprints on Dirt at I-96 Speedway on Saturday

TULSA, Okla. (August 5, 2008) -- Racing action for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz resumes this Saturday night when the series invades I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI.

Saturday's card marks the series second stop of the season atop the high-banked, 0x00bd-mile dirt oval where two-time series champion Dustin Daggett posted his first ASCS SOD win of the year on June 28. Since that time, the 25-year-old Portland, MI, racer has added three more series wins to run his career total to 50 triumphs, third in SOD history.

While Daggett tops the season's win charts with four victory drives, it's Goshen, Indiana's Brett Mann atop the point charts as he pursues a first series title. A July 12 winner at Owendale, Mann holds a slim 12-point lead over Jerome, Michigan's Ben Rutan entering Saturday night's event.

Dain Naida, the 1999 series champion, is currently 44 points off the lead pace in third, with three-time and reigning series champion Tim Norman of Warsaw, IN, in fourth.

Ryan Grubaugh of St. Johns, MI, is just five points behind Norman in fifth, with the balance of the top ten including Gregg Dalman (Grand Ledge, MI), 2007 I-96 feature winner Gary Fast (Kalkaska, MI), Joe Bares (Traverse City, MI), Louie Carufel (Port Huron, MI) and Daggett.

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. For 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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