Sprints on Dirt Michigan double preview

Mt. Pleasant & I-96 Next Up for ASCS Sprints on Dirt TULSA, Okla. (June 22, 2009) -- The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP teams are preparing for two nights of racing action this weekend in Michigan. Friday night marks the ...

Mt. Pleasant & I-96 Next Up for ASCS Sprints on Dirt

TULSA, Okla. (June 22, 2009) -- The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP teams are preparing for two nights of racing action this weekend in Michigan. Friday night marks the first appearance at Mount Pleasant Speedway in Mount Pleasant, Michigan since 2005 while Saturday is the third of four appearances at I-96 Speedway during the 2009 season.

Mount Pleasant's 1/3-mile clay oval hosts the ASCS SOD series for the seventh time on Friday. Tim Norman is the most recent ASCS SOD winner at Mount Pleasant on August 12th, 2005. Norman is expected to compete in Friday's event. Round two of the MAHLE / Clevite Short Track Challenge will take place at Mount Pleasant.

Saturday at I-96 Dustin Daggett will attempt to win his sixth straight I-96 ASCS SOD victory at the Lake Odessa, Michigan half mile oval. Saturday's victory would make Daggett the all time SOD feature win leader at I-96.

The race for the 2009 ASCS SOD point championship at the SOD Cup remains close with leader Brett Mann and second place driver Gregg Dalman separated by two points. Norman remains a close third 22 makers behind the lead duo while Robert Huisken and Daggett round out the top five.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is in its 30th season of competition. Twenty-two point paying races are on the calendar with three special non-point races making up the 25 event schedule contested throughout Michigan, Ohio, and into Canada.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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