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ASCS Northern Plains to Sprint for a Cure at Jackson This Weekend TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2006) -- The tundra has finally thawed, so that means it's back to business for the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region with a weekend...

ASCS Northern Plains to Sprint for a Cure at Jackson This Weekend

TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2006) -- The tundra has finally thawed, so that means it's back to business for the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region with a weekend double at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, MN.

After attracting 69 entries for the April 8 season opener at Nebraska's I-80 Speedway, another strong turnout is expected for this weekend's Bob Buckmeier "Sprint for a Cure" foundation. The weekend will consist of two separate cards, with Friday's main event paying $1,500 to win and $250 to start, with the Saturday finale offering up $2,000 to win and $300 to start.

Brian Brown captured the series season opener and leads points entering the weekend. Top ASCS Northern Plains championship contenders expected for the weekend include Gregg Bakker, Jake Peters, Chuck Swenson, Dusty Zomer, Lee Grosz, Scott Winters, Jesse Drost, Curt Lund and Brett Geldner among others.

The Bob Buckmeier "Sprint for a Cure" foundation was named for an avid Sprint Car fan that died of brain cancer in 2004 and raises funds to assist families in southern Minnesota with medical costs while a family member or loved one is undergoing cancer treatment.

Both nights of action atop the semi-banked, 0x00bd-mile Jackson Speedway dirt oval are slated to get under way at 7:00 p.m. ackson Speedway is located 0.3 mile south of I-90 Exit 73 on US 71, then one mile east on CR 38, then 0.9 mile south on CR 51 at the fairgrounds.JFor more information, contact the tract at 859-509-8157 or 507-847-5355.

In its first year of action, the all-new ASCS Northern Plains Region has an ambitious slate of 23 events at eleven different tracks throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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/.

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Series Sprint
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