Carolina double preview

ASCS SOUTHERN TOUR SET FOR CAROLINA DOUBLE TULSA, Okla. (August 27, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour is set to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend with a pair of events in the Carolinas. On Friday night,...

ASCS SOUTHERN TOUR SET FOR CAROLINA DOUBLE

TULSA, Okla. (August 27, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour is set to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend with a pair of events in the Carolinas.

On Friday night, the ASCS Southern Tour makes its second stop of the season at Mileback Speedway in Gray Court, SC. Then on Saturday night, the series makes its lone stop of the year at the Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC, with $2,000 to the winner and $300 to all starters.

With just two point races remaining after this weekend's action, Brian Smith of Mooresville, NC, is closing in on his first ASCS Southern Tour championship as he holds a 156-point lead over Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC.

Smith picked up his only win of the season in the series most recent outing at Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway on July 14, while Bridges was victorious in the series stop at Mileback Speedway on July 13.

Bridges, who also picked up an ASCS Southern Tour win at Laurens (SC) County Speedway on May 19, also topped last year's series stop at Mileback Speedway.

Pierson, Florida's T.J. Winegardner enters the weekend third in points, with David Adkins and Kenny Adams rounding out the current top five. Adams sits atop the series win charts this season with three victories.

The balance of the current top ten includes the Florida duo of 21-year-old Bryn Gohn and 18-year-old Matt Tiffany along with Virginia's Craig Folmar, North Carolina's Brandon McLain and New York's Nick Bashford.

While Bridges has reigned supreme in both previous events at Mileback, Josh Weller of Mertztown, PA, topped last year's ASCS Southern Tour stop at Tri-County Race Track.

Friday's action at Mileback Speedway gets under way at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday's card at Tri-County Race Track going green at 7:30 p.m. as well.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile Mileback Speedway dirt oval is located in Gray Court, SC, off I-385 Exit 19, then 1.5 miles, turn right on Dials Church Road, cross railroad tracks and at the four-way stop then left on Old Laurens Road, take immediate right on Curry Lake Road for one mile, then right on Mileback Road follow road to end. For more information, contact the track at 864-230-7624.

The high-banked, 1/3-mile Tri-County Race Track clay oval is located in Brasstown, NC, 4.8 miles east of US 74 on US 64, then 2.5 miles south on Old US 64 to the grandstands. To the pit area, it's 2.1 miles south Old US 64, then 0.1 mile north on Settawig, then 0.3 mile east on Green Cove, then bear right for 0.2 miles. For more information, contact the track at 828-837-3815.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , Bryn Gohn