Rocky Mountain Region awards banquet notes

Ortega Receives Top ASCS Rocky Mountain Honors TULSA, Okla. (November 11, 2008) -- Derrik Ortega was the evening's top honoree during the recent American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region Awards Banquet at Splitz in ...

Ortega Receives Top ASCS Rocky Mountain Honors

TULSA, Okla. (November 11, 2008) -- Derrik Ortega was the evening's top honoree during the recent American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region Awards Banquet at Splitz in Westminster, CO.

The top-ranking drivers with the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region in 2008 gathered at Splitz on Saturday night, November 1, for the distributions of this year's awards.

Ortega, the 17-year-old hailing from Albuquerque, NM, put the wraps on his first year of ASCS Rocky Mountain Region competition by becoming the youngest series champion in ASCS history. The eighth different ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion in as many years, Ortega took the 2008 crown by 90 markers.

Also receiving honors over the course of the evening were points runner-up Jeremy McCune of Billings, MT, third-place finisher Colt Treharn of Los Lunas, NM, Chad Corken (fourth), Bob Schaeffer (fifth), Danielle Ossenfort (sixth), Jake Ossenfort (seventh) and Justin Wolf Medlock (ninth). Eighth and tenth-place finishers Dustin Hall and Mark Sweet were unable to attend.

Ortega, McCune, Schaeffer and the Rapid City, SD, Ossenfort siblings (Danielle and Jake) also received Perfect Attendance awards for competing in all 15 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region events contested in 2008.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity has included more than 200 nights of racing action at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

Additional information regarding the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region and the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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