Northern Plains Region schedule announced

2007 ASCS Northern Plains Schedule Announced TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2007) -- After a banner inaugural season in 2006, the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region is set for an even bigger year of racing in ...

2007 ASCS Northern Plains Schedule Announced

TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2007) -- After a banner inaugural season in 2006, the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region is set for an even bigger year of racing in 2007.

With several additional dates still pending, the 2007 slate for the ASCS Northern Plains Region is already composed of 17 nights of racing at ten different tracks throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The series will kick off 2007 festivities with a two-night stand versus the ASCS Midwest 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.

After the season opener, the stakes are upped for both the Northern Plains and Midwest Regions, as they 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.

In addition to the season opener, the ASCS Northern Plains Region will also take on the ASCS Midwest Region with the North vs. South Shootout at Crawford County Speedway on July 20 and Eagle (NE) Raceway on July 21.

In addition to the June 20 event versus the National Tour, Brainerd's North Central Speedway will also host the ASCS Northern Plains Region on July 7, with the series later headlining the track's annual Mighty Axe Nationals on September 1 and 2.

I-90 Speedway will also welcome the ASCS Northern Plains Region back two times after the National card, with events on July 27 and August 15.

Other tracks hosting the ASCS Northern Plains Region in 2007 include Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway (July 14), Minnesota's Steele County Speedway (July 26 and September 15) and Murray County Speedway (July 28), and South Dakota's Casino Speedway (September 8).

Along with each of the other ASCS Regions and the ASCS National Tour, two representatives from the ASCS Northern Plains 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 Northern Plains Region Schedule:

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

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

* - Jun 19 I-90 Speedway (Hartford, SD) -- No Northern Plains points

* - Jun 20 North Central Speedway (Brainerd, MN) -- No Northern Plains points

* - Jun 22 TBA

* - Jun 23 Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, SD)

July 7 North Central Speedway (Brainerd, MN)

July 14 Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI)

July 20 Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA) -- vs. Midwest Region

July 21 Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE) -- vs. Midwest Region

July 26 Steele County Speedway (Owatonna, MN)

July 27 I-90 Speedway (Hartford, SD)

July 28 Murray County Speedway (Slayton, MN)

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

Aug 15 I-90 Speedway (Hartford, SD)

Sept 1 North Central Speedway (Brainerd, MN) -- Mighty Axe Nationals

Sept 2 North Central Speedway (Brainerd, MN) -- Mighty Axe Nationals

Sept 8 Casino Speedway (Watertown, SD)

Sept 15 Steele County Speedway (Owatonna, MN) 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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