New Southwest Region in 2008

ASCS ADDS SOUTHWEST REGION FOR 2008 TULSA, Okla. (October 10, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series established its first Regional series based west of the Rocky Mountains at the beginning of the 2007 season with the Canyon Region, featuring...

ASCS ADDS SOUTHWEST REGION FOR 2008

TULSA, Okla. (October 10, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series established its first Regional series based west of the Rocky Mountains at the beginning of the 2007 season with the Canyon Region, featuring the series' only non-winged Sprint Car Region.

The ASCS will now have a winged presence in Arizona as well in 2008 and beyond with the formation of the all-new ASCS Southwest Region, which will feature the winged Sprint Cars that the series sanctions throughout most of the nation.

The addition of the ASCS Southwest Region brings the number of ASCS Regions throughout the country to 13 in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series. The ASCS Southwest Region joins the ASCS family that already includes the Canyon Region, Coastal Region, Gulf South Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Midwest Region, Northern Plains Region, Patriot Region, Rebel Region, Rocky Mountain Region, Sooner Region, Southern Tour and Sprints on Dirt.

A majority of the ASCS Southwest Region's events will be contested at Tucson's United Sport Arizona Race Park. In addition to USA Race Park, Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix will also host several winged ASCS Southwest Region events in 2008, with several other tracks in discussions to host the series as well.

Rick Ziehl is the current Sprint Car points leader at USA Race Park, with other top contenders that will be under the ASCS Southwest sanction in 2008 including Ronnie Clark, Kaylene Verville, Ben Gregg, John Van Horn, Billy Chester, John Gaston, Steve Lohn, Travis Cooley and Bud Rowe.

In 2007, the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, the series had approximately 240 scheduled nights of racing action at approximately 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Rick Ziehl , Ronnie Clark , Ben Gregg