Patriots Cayuga County preview

$2,008 Up For Grabs Friday at Cayuga County in 2008 ASCS Patriot Championship Event TULSA, Okla. (October 6, 2008)- As a historic season comes to a close for the ASCS Patriots, the final points race of the year will look at a break a number of...

$2,008 Up For Grabs Friday at Cayuga County in 2008 ASCS Patriot Championship Event

TULSA, Okla. (October 6, 2008)- As a historic season comes to a close for the ASCS Patriots, the final points race of the year will look at a break a number of records in one of the largest events of the season.

The Cayuga County Fair Speedway will host the 2008 ASCS Patriot Finale, an event that will commemorate the season with a $2,008 top prize. This purse, along with the great stage Super DIRT Week can provide, is sure to make this one of the highest car counts of the season.

The Weedsport, NY oval has been a staple on the Patriot schedule since the inception of the series in 2003, but never before has an event been run outside of summer, especially as part of Super DIRT Week.

Rolling Wheels has hosted a sprint car event each Saturday immediately preceding Columbus Day dating back to 1996; that will continue again this year, with the ASCS Patriots as part of that event on a non-points basis. With over 60 cars expected in Elbridge on Saturday, you can expect to see many of them just seven miles up the road in Weedsport the night before.

Not only will the race pay $2008 to the winner, additions to the purse for second and third have also been made to make this the second-highest paying ASCS Patriot race in New York State this season. With the large car count expected, 24 cars will take the green flag in the final feature of the season.

George Suprick snared the first race at CCFS in 2008 back in July. The 2004 series champion from Clarks Summit, PA lead all 25 laps over second year standout Scott Kreutter and current point leader Bryan Howland for his 12th career ASCS Patriot win.

Howland, who lives just down the road from CCFS in Auburn, NY, will attempt to lock up his second career ASCS Patriot Title (His first coming in 2005) on Friday. The 21-year-old needs to just qualify for the A-Main, something that will be easier said than done with a massive car count expected on the tight 3/8-mile facility.

All of the past Patriot Cayuga County winners are expected to be on hand. Along with Suprick, 2007 winner Jeff VanDusen will be piloting the potent Guy Howie No. 19H. 2004 and 2006 winner Chuck Hebing will feature a new look on Friday with the snakeskin moving over to the Bud Burlew No. 28. Rick Wilson, who captured his first Patriot win at CCFS in 2003, will return in his Riverside Bar and Grill No. 42w. Riverside will once again sponsor the Four Laps of Fame Dash on Friday.

Ontario, Quebec, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey are expected to be represented, along with the possibility of drivers from a number of other states out there.ASCS Patriot rules and regulations will be in effect, including the spec right and left rear tires and a 1" wicker bill being permitted.JRacing will begin at 7:30 on this special Friday event. For more information, visit www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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