Patriot Sprint Ransomville preview

Bobcat of Buffalo to Present Mid-Season Championship for ASCS Patriots at Ransomville TULSA, Okla. (June 27, 2006) - If the Fireworks at the conclusion of an action-packed night of racing weren't enough, a $300 bonus for first place should make...

Bobcat of Buffalo to Present Mid-Season Championship for ASCS Patriots at Ransomville

TULSA, Okla. (June 27, 2006) - If the Fireworks at the conclusion of an action-packed night of racing weren't enough, a $300 bonus for first place should make for a night of excitement at Ransomville.

Believe it or not, the 2006 ASCS Patriot Sprint Group has reached the halfway point of the season; the good thing though is that it means it is time for the Mid-Season Championship for PSG this Friday.

Bobcat of Buffalo, series sponsor for the ASCS Patriot Sprint Group, will present this Championship event, taking place at the Ransomville Speedway, just up the road from their North Buffalo location in Lockport, N.Y.

The eighth race of the 2006 season will pay $1,500 to the winner of the "A" Main, making it the highest-paying Patriot race so far this season. Bonuses of $50 will also be added for all other competitors in the top five. Additional bonuses for sixth through tenth place finishers will also be included.

Ransomville Speedway has hosted one Patriot event per season for the past three years. Both in 2003 and in 2005, the eventual series point champion won the race at the face 0x00bd-mile facility, located in the Northwest corner of New York State. Billy Krull won in 2003 and Bryan Howland made it to victory lane last year. In 2004, the race was won by Chuck Hebing, who currently is the high-point man of the Bobcat of Buffalo ASCS Patriots.

Hebing is coming off a tough weekend, allowing Saturday Night's winner Bryan Howland to gain ground on "Cobra" for the overall point lead. With both drivers having wins at Ransomville and multiple sprint wins this season, they should be at the top of the list of favorites to capture the Mid-Season Championship.

Other drivers that should figure in the mix include Rick Wilson, who pocketed two top-three finishes this past weekend. Wilson has not won yet this season but has been strong at Ransomville in the past and should be near the front for the 20-lap "A" Main.

Blake Breen is coming off his best finish of the season, a third-place run Saturday night at Merrittville and has always been a fan of Ransomville considering that the average lap times are often over 100 miles per hour.

Ray Preston ran to a second place finish Friday at Freedom and has historically run well at Ransomville. The Romulus, NY, driver led in the 2004 and 2005 "A" Mains, finishing those events in fourth and second, respectively.

Bobcat of Buffalo has two locations in Western New York. Other than the Lockport location on Transit Road, the series partner has a store located in Chafee, NY, near Freedom Raceway. They offer a wide range of skid steers, excavators, attachments and forklifts for sale and for rent. For more information, log onto BobcatofBuffalo.com.

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, log onto ASCSracing.com.

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