Rocky Mountain Region Billings preview

Eric Miller Takes Slim Point Lead into ASCS Rocky Mountain Billings Double TULSA, Okla. (September 13, 2004) - Coming off his first series triumph of the season, Eric Miller will try to cling to a meager six-point lead over fellow Thornton,...

Eric Miller Takes Slim Point Lead into ASCS Rocky Mountain Billings Double

TULSA, Okla. (September 13, 2004) - Coming off his first series triumph of the season, Eric Miller will try to cling to a meager six-point lead over fellow Thornton, CO, shoe Keith Rauch as the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region invades Billings Motorsports Park this Friday and Saturday night.

Miller and Rauch are sure to face a stout field of competitors in the Billings double, as last year's edition of this event attracted 40 entries. This weekend's action will prove pivotal in the final championship outcome, as only a stop at Denver's Rocky Mountain National Speedway on September 25 remains after this weekend.

Aiming for his first ASCS Rocky Mountain Region crown, Miller moved atop the series points by capturing his first feature victory of the season this past Saturday night at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD.

After leading the series' points chase much of the way, Rauch has been unable to crack a top-ten feature finish in the series most recent four events. Rauch will try to reverse that trend in this weekend's pivotal Billings double.

Second-year Sprint Car pilot Jake Pierson enters the weekend ranked a strong third in points, with Jeremy Sheaffer and Jace Pennetta rounding out the current top five.

Completing the current top ten are 2001 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Nick Haygood, Scott Milan, Randi Miller (with a series' best six feature wins), Geoff Dodge and John Jacob.

Both nights of racing action at Billings Motorsports Park are set to get under way at 7:00 p.m. Billings Motorsports Park is located 16 miles north of Billings on US 87. For more information, contact the track at 1-888-722-3267.

The 2004 American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region slate consists of 21 events at 12 different tracks throughout Colorado, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming.

More information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Geoff Dodge