ASCS PATRIOTS TRY AGAIN FRIDAY AT RANSOMVILLE TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2006) -- One month after a fluke shower wiped out a promising night of racing for 30 sprints, the Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group returns to the "Big R",...
ASCS PATRIOTS TRY AGAIN FRIDAY AT RANSOMVILLE
TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2006) -- One month after a fluke shower wiped out a promising night of racing for 30 sprints, the Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group returns to the "Big R", Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, NY, to complete a wild month of July.
Bobcat of Buffalo, title sponsor of the series is based near the northwest New York race track and will have plenty of representatives on hand to watch the best sprint car drivers in the country take on the slick, but ultra-fast high-banked 0x00bd-mile.
Top point runners have dominated the past PSG events at Ransomville. In 2003, Billy Krull won his only race of the season at his hometown track. Last year, Bryan Howland won his third race of the season with a late-race pass en route to his championship. In 2004, current point leader Chuck Hebing brought home a surpising victory using the outside barrier to aid him around the track.
"Cobra" was the winner of the most recent ASCS Patriot Race Friday at the Penn Can Speedway. Hebing is once again the winningest Patriot ever and again is on a hot streak. Sunday night, the Ontario, NY,driver won his eighth race of the season from the back at Utica-Rome.
Ray Preston has been inching closer to his first ever ASCS Patriot win and Friday could be that night to turn it around. The slick track master from Romulus, NY, has scored two top-fives in the last two years at Ransomville, including a runner-up finish last season.
Don Adamczyk will be the hometown hero of the night, haling from nearby Williamsville, NY. The driver currently second in points has won his last two heat races and is coming off a solid eighth place showing Friday in his first time aboard a JEI chassis.
So far this season, the ASCS Patriot Sprint Group has seen six different drivers go to victory lane, one shy of the number of drivers that won a PSG event last season. Is Friday the night that a driver like Preston, Adamczyk, Nick Bashford, Blake or Bobby Breen reach the promise land?
Ransomville Speedway is located north of Buffalo on Braley Road, which is accessed by Ransomville Road via route 93. Racing will start at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact the track at 716-791-3602.
The 2006 Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group schedule consists of 22 nights of racing at fourteen different tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Canada.
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 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).
For more information on the Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriot Sprint Group, including results, schedule and updated point standings, go to www.ascsracing.com.