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ASCS Canyon Region Buddy Taylor Memorial -- The Final Act at Hollywood Hills TULSA, Okla. (May 18, 2009) -- The final act in Hollywood Hills Speedway history will play out this weekend as the Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region takes to the ...

ASCS Canyon Region Buddy Taylor Memorial -- The Final Act at Hollywood Hills

TULSA, Okla. (May 18, 2009) -- The final act in Hollywood Hills Speedway history will play out this weekend as the Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region takes to the semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval in San Felipe Pueblo, NM for the 30th Annual Buddy Taylor Memorial.

The wingless forces of the ASCS Canyon Region will battle it out on both Saturday and Sunday night, with Sunday night's feature winner pocketing $2,500. Midgets and Micro Sprints will be on the card as well.

The weekend also marks the opening two legs of the Discount Tire Co. ASCS Wing vs. Non-Wing Challenge Series, a selected slate of eight events including both the wingless ASCS Canyon Region and the winged ASCS Southwest Region.

This weekend's action will also bring the final curtain down on Hollywood Hills Speedway as the facility will be closed due to unsafe conditions of the masonry structures at the track.

"The closing is unfortunate as it seems that great things were beginning to happen at the speedway," commented Ron Brown of Casino Hollywood in an official release distributed last week. "The speedway has some issues and we felt it was too much liability to keep it operating. This is really an unforeseen turn of events and is truly a sad day for Casino Hollywood and the speedway."

"We had big plans for Hollywood Hills," stated track co-promoter Benji Lyons. "We were caught off guard by the news today and feel badly for the racers of New Mexico. We will work hard to make the final events at the speedway very special and let Hollywood Hills go out with a bang."

With the opening three events of the season in the books, Charles Davis, Jr., of Buckeye, AZ, is out to the early lead in Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region points, holding an 18-point advantage over Nathan High with R.J. Johnson, Andrew Reinbold and Johnathon Henry rounding out the current top five.

Yuma's Mike Martin, a title contender with both the ASCS Canyon and ASCS Southwest Region, tuned up for this weekend's Buddy Taylor Memorial by besting a field of 30-plus entries at Hollywood Hills on April 25.

Racing action is set to go green at 7:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Hollywood Hills Speedway is located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe off of I-25 Exit 252, then 0.2 miles east. For more information, contact the track at 505-242-6484.

The Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region is currently slated for nine nights of competition throughout Arizona and New Mexico in 2009.

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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Series Sprint
Drivers Mike Martin , R.J. Johnson