Mid-South Region Magnolia preview

ASCS Mid-South Region Set for Labor Day Spectacular at Magnolia Motor Speedway TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2006) -- The ultra-competitive American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region resumes action this Sunday night with a special $2,000-to-win ...

ASCS Mid-South Region Set for Labor Day Spectacular at Magnolia Motor Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2006) -- The ultra-competitive American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region resumes action this Sunday night with a special $2,000-to-win feature event atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Magnolia Motor Speedway clay oval in Columbus, MS.

The series second stop of the season at Magnolia Motor Speedway also marks the kickoff of a four-race championship stretch of events that culminates on October 21 at Poplar Bluff (MO) Speedway.

Thus far in 2006, there have been no repeat winners in ASCS Mid-South Region competition, with five different feature winners in as many events. ASCS Mid-South victors include two-time ASCS National champion Gary Wright, former ASCS National Rookie of the Year Dale Howard, 2006 sensation Jason Johnson, 2003 ASCS National champion Travis Rilat and three-time ASCS National champion Tim Crawley.

Despite being shut out of victory lane thus far, it's Bixby, OK, hotshoe Darren Stewart, last year's ASCS National Tour runner-up, leading the championship points race into the night. Stewart enters the night 113 markers ahead of Forrest, AR, racer Bryce Vowan.

Sunday's card marks just the second Sprint Car event in Magnolia Motor Speedway history, with Byhalia, MS, shoe Dale Howard battling past his brother, Jan Howard, to win the ASCS Mid-South event in Columbus on April 15.

Sunday's racing action is slated to get under way at 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located five miles west of Columbus, MS, on US 82, then 0.4 miles south on US 45, then east on SR 182. For more information, contact the track at 662-328-0376 or 662-574-2572.

The inaugural season for the ASCS Mid-South Region consists of nine events at seven different tracks throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Travis Rilat , Tim Crawley , Jason Johnson