Midwest/Northern Plains Iown, Nebraska double preview

ASCS Midwest & Northern Plains Regions Square Off with Weekend Double TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains and Midwest Regions are set for another pair of clashes in Iowa and Nebraska this Friday...

ASCS Midwest & Northern Plains Regions Square Off with Weekend Double

TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2006) -- The American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains and Midwest Regions are set for another pair of clashes in Iowa and Nebraska this Friday and Saturday night.

Friday night, the pair of Regions clash for the second time atop the semi-banked, 0x00bd-mile Crawford County Speedway dirt oval in Denison, IA. Then on Saturday night, it's the ASCS debut at the high-banked, 1/3-mile Eagle Raceway clay oval in Eagle, NE, just east of Lincoln.

The Midwest and Northern Plains Regions have clashed four times thus far in 2006, with Brian Brown topping events at Crawford County Speedway on June 16 and I-80 Speedway on April 8. Jason Johnson topped the June 15 challenge at Park Jefferson, with Jake Peters victorious in the most recent grudge match at I-80 Speedway on July 3.

South Dakota's Chuck Swenson has established a strong point lead in the Northern Plains championship points race, while 19-year-old Giltner, NE, racer Chad Humston has climbed atop a heated ASCS Midwest Region championship battle.

Humston currently holds a slim seven-point lead over 16-year-old hotshoe Jack Dover of Springfield, NE, with Sioux Falls, SD, ace Jake Peters just nine more points back in third. Lincoln's Toby Chapman is just 19 points out of the lead in fourth, with Lincoln's Jason Danley rounding out the current top five.

In the Northern Plains chase, Swenson has broken out to a 216-point lead over 18-year-old Harwood, ND, shoe Lee Grosz. Eric Lutz of Sioux Falls, SD, is third, with Minnesota stars Curt Lund and Brett Geldner rounding out the current top five.

Both nights of racing action are set to get under way at 7:00 p.m.

Crawford County Speedway is located in Denison, IA, 0.6 miles north of US 30 on US 59, then 0.6 miles northeast on State Road 39. For more information, contact the track at 712-263-4830 or 712-263-2033.

Eagle Raceway is located in Eagle, NE, eleven miles south of I-80 Exit 420 on State Road 63. For more information, contact the track at 402-781-2243 or 402-238-2595.

In its first year of action, the all-new ASCS Northern Plains Region has a full slate of 21 events at ten different tracks throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The 2006 ASCS Midwest Region slate consists of thirteen events at eight different tracks throughout Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Missouri.

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).

-www.ascsracing.com/.

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Brown , Jason Johnson