Patriots Thunder Alley, Brockville previews

ASCS PATRIOT DRIVERS AND PURSE HEAD NORTH THIS WEEKEND TULSA, Okla. (May 29, 2007)- The second full-point weekend for the ASCS Patriots will have two races with something that has never been done before in a stand-alone Patriot event: 25 laps,...

ASCS PATRIOT DRIVERS AND PURSE HEAD NORTH THIS WEEKEND

TULSA, Okla. (May 29, 2007)- The second full-point weekend for the ASCS Patriots will have two races with something that has never been done before in a stand-alone Patriot event: 25 laps, $2,000-to-win!

This weekend's events at Thunder Alley Speedpark on Friday and Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday will be the first of four events to be run for $2,000-to-win with support from Riverside Bar and Grill.

With the Gananoque, Ontario business putting the big money up for grabs this weekend, look for a number of big names to join in on the fun, but there are few names that everyone will have their eyes on for the first races of June.

Rick Wilson has always been tough in ASCS Patriot competition, but he is exceptionally strong at Thunder Alley and Brockville, conveniently the two closest to his Joyceville, Ontario residence.

In the six events that have been run at this weekend's tracks, "The Joyceville Jet" has won five of those races, including all three at Thunder Alley.

The pilot of the FX Caprara, Focus Eye Centre No. 42w is a fan favorite in the North Country and in Canada, but it was not always that way. The former modified competitor at Thunder Alley and Brockville became a folk hero only after making the unprecedented switch into a sprint car.

Wilson was solid on opening weekend with the ASCS Patriots, where he scored two top-10 finishes. He has also scored two sprint wins so far this season in Southern Ontario competition and now looks to capture his 15th career win with the Patriots. A new motor combination should help him accomplish that.

While Rick Wilson is the dominant sprint car driver at this weekend's tracks, Chuck Hebing is easily the most feared driver this side of the Mississippi right now.

"The Cobra", fresh off a win in his first ASCS National start at Black Rock on Friday May 18, along with a solid 3rd place showing at Susquehanna Speedway Park has asserted himself as one of the top drivers in sprint racing. Add to it that the Ontario, NY driver swept the ASCS Patriot opening weekend at the beginning of May and you have a competitor that will undoubtedly be up front at some point over the course of this weekend.

In the past, Hebing has not fared all that well at Thunder Alley or Brockville. He flipped hard at "The BOS" in 2005 and has never run that well at Thunder Alley. Hebing did have a runner-up finish at Brockville last year though, showing that even when he is off he is still strong.

Thunder Alley is a tight 1/3-mile bullring located in Evans Mills, NY, just north of Watertown and within sight of the Fort Drum Military Base. The facility has recently converted back from asphalt racing to have more fun on the dirt!

Brockville is one of Canada's premier dirt tracks, priding itself on not just being a bullring, but a high-banked one at that. The 0x00bc-mile facility produces 11-second laps with the high groove the preferred line and two feet above that being over the banking.

These will also be the first two ASCS Patriot races that are run at the new distance of 25-laps at shorter tracks. This should only add to the excitement for fans in Northern NY and Eastern Ontario. For more information, visit www.ASCSracing.com.

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