Patriots Fulton preview

A New Season of ASCS Patriot Racing Begins Saturday at Fulton A $100 Bonus Posted for the Top Finisher From Each State TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2008) - In what is expected to be a landmark year for the ASCS Patriot Region, the 2008 season gets...

A New Season of ASCS Patriot Racing Begins Saturday at Fulton
A $100 Bonus Posted for the Top Finisher From Each State

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2008) - In what is expected to be a landmark year for the ASCS Patriot Region, the 2008 season gets underway this Saturday at one of the finest facilities on the circuit.

Fulton Speedway will play host to the ASCS Patriot lid-lifter for the second-straight year as the high-banked Central New York enters the month of May with the winged warriors coming to life.

In last year's season opener, Chuck Hebing survived a major scare in the closing laps, catching the inside berm and at one point having all four wheels clear off the ground, to win his second-straight season opener.

This race might be of larger significance as the winner of the first ASCS Patriot race of the season has gone on to win the series championship each of the last three years. Drivers like Hebing, Howland, Jared Zimbardi, Don Adamczyk and more hope to set themselves up to become the fourth this weekend.

This will also be the first race with the all-new race format; taking the top eight cars in passing points and having them redraw for the feature.JThe six cars behind them in passing points will now have the opportunity to run the Riverside Bar and Grill Four Laps of Fame Race, which will help them get ready to charge forward in the first 25-lap feature of the year.

The ASCS Patriots have the best rookie class assembled in recent memory as no fewere than five drivers will vie for the Insinger Race Fuels Rookie of the Year Title. Robbie Shuttleworth and Jimmy Broderick move up from mini and micro sprint ranks this year while Brewerton residents Joe August Jr. and Tim Devendorf have short travel to run their first sprint races. Rounding out the known class of 2008 is T.J. Newton, who will split time between his own 360 Late Model and the Eric and Eileen Smith No. 57 Sprint this year.This will also be the first race of the A-Verdi Storage Containers King of Central New York Series, which began and ended at the 3/8-mile Oswego County clay oval last season. The brand new ASI Racewear t-shirts highlighting that series, along with hoodies, hats, magnets and more will help to fill the Ohsweken Speedway sponsored merchandise trailer that will be on hand.

Early indications are for one of the most impressive car counts of the season, with drivers from both Southern and Northern Ontario, Western New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut already confirmed for this superstar event.

To see the likes of Ray Preston, Dave Wickham, Blake and Bobby Breen, Chris Muhleisen, all the names already mentioned, and much more, the only place to be is Fulton Speedway this Saturday Night, with racing starting at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.ASCSracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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