Canyon Region Manzanita preview

ASCS CANYON REGION CELEBRATES HOLIDAY WITH FIRECRACKER 50 TULSA, Okla. (June 28, 2007) -- The wingless American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region will provide plenty of fireworks next Tuesday night at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, AZ, with the ...

ASCS CANYON REGION CELEBRATES HOLIDAY WITH FIRECRACKER 50

TULSA, Okla. (June 28, 2007) -- The wingless American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region will provide plenty of fireworks next Tuesday night at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, AZ, with the traditional Firecracker 50 atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

The event marks the middle portion of three events over a span of eight days for the ASCS Canyon Region. The series is in action this Saturday night at Manzanita, then follows the Firecracker 50 with a July 7 event at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, AZ.

Current ASCS Canyon Region point leader Jeremy Sherman of Surprise, AZ, reigns as the defending winner of Manzanita Speedway's Firecracker 50.

Sherman enters the three-race set that kicks off Saturday night with a 91-point lead after suffering engine problems in last Saturday's event at Casa Grande.

Once again, $50 certificates will be awarded to each of the heat race winners, with Racing Optics sponsoring heat race one, Parker Store sponsoring heat race two, Kenz & Leslie/BG Chemicals sponsoring heat race three and Sunoco sponsoring heat race four. Arizona Race Mart sponsors the Pole Dash, while Sunoco will also award a $50 certificate to each "B" Main winner in ASCS Canyon Region action this year.

Tuesday night's Firecracker 50 racing card fires off at 8:00 p.m.

Manzanita Speedway is located in Phoenix, AZ, off I-10 Exit 141, then four miles south on 35th Avenue to West Broadway. For more information, contact the track at 602-276-7575.

The ASCS Canyon Region brings the best in wingless Sprint Car racing to Arizona in 2007 with a slate of 24 events. In addition to Manzanita Speedway, the series will also be in action at Tucson's USA Race Park and Casa Grande's Central Arizona Raceway over the course of the season.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with the series set to sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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