Lone Star II: Dodge City Showdown preview

American Sprint Car Series Ready for Dodge City Showdown TULSA, Okla. (June 13, 2005) -- It will be an action packed double dip of Sprint Car racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday night, as the O'Reilly ...

American Sprint Car Series Ready for Dodge City Showdown

TULSA, Okla. (June 13, 2005) -- It will be an action packed double dip of Sprint Car racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday night, as the O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores joins forces with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region and the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region as well as the NCRA for a sprint extravaganza atop the 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval.

While the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region has made a pair of previous stops at Dodge City Raceway Park, the event marks the Dodge City debut for both the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour and the ASCS Sooner Region.

Gary Wright leads the ASCS National forces into the weekend, holding a slim 22-point lead over Darren Stewart, who was crowned the 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek champion in Little Rock, AR, this past Saturday night.

Other top National Tour contenders expected for the weekend include Jan Howard, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Toby Brown, A.G. Rains, Jimmy Taylor and Brodix Rookie of the Year contenders Tony Bruce, Jr., Jake Martens and Lee Sowell.

Sean McClelland leads the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region forces into the Dodge City double, holding a 34-point lead over 2002 Sooner Region champion Danny Jennings. Cody Branchcomb, Kerry McAlister and J.P. Bailey round out the top five in points entering the weekend, with the balance of the top ten including Preston Peebles II, Brian McClelland, Andy Shouse, Foster Landon and Kevin Ramey.

Twenty-year-old Jake Pierson holds a meager two point lead over Gary Taylor in the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points chase, with Nick Haygood, Eric Miller and Bob Schaeffer rounding out the current top five. Jeff Heffner, Joe Wagner, Patrick Bourke, Scott Milan and Josh Fellows complete the top ten entering the weekend.

Former ASCS National champion Garry Lee Maier leads the NCRA forces into the weekend, with other top NCRA contenders expected to include C.J. Johnson, Mike Woodruff, Steven King, A.J. Selenke, Mike Peters, Dennis Park, Luke Cranston and Derek Drown.

More than 50 cars are expected for the weekend's racing action. Both nights of racing are slated to get under way at 7:00 p.m.

All entries must run a hard-compound Hoosier right rear tire. Cars equipped with steel-head engines must meet the standard minimum weight of 1,475 pounds with the driver, while cars equipped with ASCS-head engines must weigh 1,525 pounds with the driver. There will be no provisional starting positions available for this event.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located south of Dodge City on US 283, then west 0.9 mile on US 256, then 0.1 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 120 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Preston Peebles , Cody Branchcomb , Mike Woodruff , Danny Jennings , Kevin Ramey , J.P. Bailey , Andy Shouse , Sean McClelland