Sprints on Dirt Michigan double preview

ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT SET FOR WEEKEND DOUBLE TULSA, Okla. (May 8, 2006) -- With a successful season opener logged into the books this past weekend, the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz fire back into action with a pair of...

ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT SET FOR WEEKEND DOUBLE

TULSA, Okla. (May 8, 2006) -- With a successful season opener logged into the books this past weekend, the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz fire back into action with a pair of events in Michigan.

The series takes to Hartford Speedway Park in Hartford, MI, on Friday night, before moving on to Thunderbird Race Park in Muskegon, MI, on Saturday night. Friday's card is first of three ASCS Sprints on Dirt events at Hartford, with Saturday's outing in Muskegon the only event of the year for the ASCS Sprints on Dirt at Thunderbird Race Park.

Ohio's Mike Brecht jumped into the series' early point lead by wrestling the lead from former series champion Dain Naida on the white flag lap en route to winning Saturday night's season opener in Crystal, MI.

Brecht leads the way into this weekend's double in front of Manitom Beach, MI, shoe Ken Mackey and two-time Sprints on Dirt champion Dustin Daggett of Portland, MI. Goshen, Indiana's Brett Mann, who topped last year's SOD feature at Muskegon, enters the weekend fourth in points, with Gary Fast rounding out the current top five.

Ben Rutan, Daggett and defending series champion Tim Norman each scored SOD feature wins at Hartford Speedway Park in 2005.

Friday's action at Hartford Speedway Park is slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m., with Saturday's card at Thunderbird Race Park going green at 7:00 p.m.

The high-banked, 0x00bd-mile Hartford Speedway Park clay oval is located in Hartford, MI, off I-94 Exit 46, then 1.3 miles north on Center Street (past traffic light), then four blocks west on Prospect Street, then north. For more information, contact the track at 269-621-4482.

The high-banked, 3/8-mile Thunderbird Race Park clay oval is located north of Muskegon, MI, on US 31 to Russell Road exit, then one mile north, then 0.5 miles west on Riley Thompson Road. For more information, contact the track at 231-766-3300.

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 at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada 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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