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Fierce COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek Points Battle Resumes Thursday Night TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2005) -- With the opening four rounds of the 13th Annual COMP Cams American Sprint Car Series Speedweek already in the books, the Speedweek ...

Fierce COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek Points Battle Resumes Thursday Night

TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2005) -- With the opening four rounds of the 13th Annual COMP Cams American Sprint Car Series Speedweek already in the books, the Speedweek championship points race is still wide open with at least five drivers from five different states within easy striking distance of title honors.

Three rounds of racing remain to settle upon a Speedweek champion, with Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, hosting round five on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. The traveling troops of the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores move on to 67 Texarkana Speedway on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., with the Speedweek champion to be crowned in the finale at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.

Bixby, Oklahoma's Darren Stewart leads the way into Thursday night's Devil's Bowl action with a narrow two point lead over Hooks, TX, shoe Gary Wright. Arkansas ace Tim Crawley and Mississippi's Jan Howard are tied for third, just 14 points out of the lead, with Oregon's Roger Crockett just four more points back in fifth.

Mississippi's Dale Howard enters the final three legs of Speedweek ranked sixth in points, just 40 points out of the lead, with Kansan Tony Bruce, Jr., and Texan Sam Hafertepe, Jr., tied for seventh. Missouri's Toby Brown enters Thursday night ranked ninth, while California-native Steven Tiner is tenth.

Three other drivers, Mississippi's Lee Sowell and Sooner State shoes Jake Martens and Jimmy Taylor, have competed in all four early rounds of COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek and remain in the running for a free set of Brodix ASCS spec heads to be awarded at Saturday night's finale in Little Rock, AR, to one of the drivers that competes in all seven events.

The racing action has been intense through the opening four night of COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek, with four drivers from four different states taking victory honors. Wright kicked off the week by winning at Memphis Motorsports Park last Friday night, with Stewart topping Saturday's round at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, AR. Crockett led the way Monday night at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, OK, while Louisiana native Jason Johnson claimed Tuesday's go at Tulsa Speedway.

While Wright, Stewart and Crockett will each bid to become the first repeat winner in the 2005 edition of ASCS Speedweek, Jason Johnson will surrender the seat of Lanny Row's The Shop Diesel Service No. 41 Sprinter to Mustang, Oklahoma's Wayne Johnson, who will be in action at Devil's Bowl Speedway and 67 Texarkana Speedway. Jason Johnson returns to his regular Pennsylvania ride for weekend action, while Wayne Johnson will return to Knoxville Raceway for points race action on Saturday night.

Thus far, 56 different drivers from 13 different states have competed in at least one round of the 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek. States represented include Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

In addition to the 13 drivers that have competed in each event so far, other drivers expected Thursday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway include Oklahoma shoes Wayne Johnson, Zach Chappell and Danny Wood, North Dakotans Natalie Sather and Mike Sitzmann, Jr., Minnesota's Dustin Lindquist and three-time Devil's Bowl Speedway champion Kevin Ramey of Ft. Worth, TX.

Approximately 35-40 cars are expected for each of the three remaining nights of COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek action at Devil's Bowl Speedway, 67 Texarkana Speedway and Little Rock's I-30 Speedway.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located six miles east of I-635 on US 80, then three miles south on Lawson Road. For more information, contact the track at 972-222-2421.

67 Texarkana Speedway is located east of Texarkana, AR, on I-30 to Exit 7, then 0.5 mile southeast on SR 108, then 2.6 miles northeast on US 67. For more information, contact the track at 870-773-0029.

I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock on I-30 to Exit 126. For more information, contact the track at 501-455-4567.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series and the 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Wayne Johnson , Kevin Ramey , Tim Crawley , Roger Crockett , Jason Johnson