Midwest Region schedule set

ASCS Midwest Region Schedule Set TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region is set to bring the best in Sprint Car racing action to Nebraska and the surrounding areas for a ...

ASCS Midwest Region Schedule Set

TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region is set to bring the best in Sprint Car racing action to Nebraska and the surrounding areas for a third consecutive year in 2007.

And, after drivers hailing from Lincoln, NE, claimed the series title each of the past two years (Billy Alley in 2005 and Toby Chapman in 2006), it is only appropriate that the series kicks off the season at nearby Greenwood, NE, with a two-night stand versus the ASCS Northern Plains Region at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway on April 13 and 14. The highly anticipated season opener attracted a stellar field of 69 entries in 2006.

Then, after the first of two stops at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE, on May 25, the stakes are upped for the Midwest Region as well as the Northern Plains Regions, as they both join forces with the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour for a full week of intense Sprint Car action.

Currently, the week is set to kick off at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, IA, on June 16. Other stops include I-90 Speedway in Hartford, SD, on June 19, North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN, on June 20, and Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD, on June 23. At least two more dates are expected to be added to the ASCS Northern swing in the coming weeks.

Once the ASCS Northern Speedweek is in the books, the ASCS Midwest Region makes a second stop at Junction Motor Speedway on June 29.

The ASCS Midwest Region then takes on the ASCS Northern Plains Region in the two-night North vs. South Shootout, which takes place at Crawford County Speedway on July 20 and Eagle (NE) Raceway on July 21.

The series then returns to I-80 Speedway on Tuesday night, August 14, in a spectacular twin bill of Sprint Car racing action with the O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Tour 'N Topless series.

The ASCS Midwest Region then concludes the 2007 season atop the high banks of U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, MO, on September 7.

Several other dates for the ASCS Midwest Region are still in the works and will be announced shortly.

Along with each of the other ASCS Regions and the ASCS National Tour, two representatives from the ASCS Midwest Region will be invited to compete in the ASCS/Wesmar Racing Engines Challenge at Devil's Bowl Speedway's Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on October 13. The winner of that event will walk away with a new Wesmar Engine.

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2007 ASCS Midwest Region Schedule:

Apr 13 I-80 Speedway @ Nebraska Raceway Park (Greenwood, NE) -- vs. Northern Plains

Apr 14 I-80 Speedway @ Nebraska Raceway Park (Greenwood, NE) -- vs. Northern Plains

May 25 Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, NE)

* - Jun 14 TBA

* - Jun 15 Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)

Jun 29 Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, NE)

July 20 Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA) -- vs. Northern Plains

July 21 Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE) -- vs. Northern Plains

Aug 5 Brodix Tournament of Champions (Knoxville, IA) -- No points

Aug 14 I-80 Speedway @ Nebraska Raceway Park (Greenwood, NE)

Sept 7 U.S. 36 Raceway (Cameron, MO)

Oct 13 ASCS/Wesmar Racing Engines Challenge (Two Invites per Region)

* - Events held in conjunction with O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series.

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

-credit: ascs

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