Rocky Mountain Region Black Hills preview

Miller caps ASCS Rocky Mountain Region championship season with hometown finale TULSA, Okla. (September 16, 2003) - After clinching the 2003 American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region championship this past weekend in Billings, MT, Randi...

Miller caps ASCS Rocky Mountain Region championship season with hometown finale

TULSA, Okla. (September 16, 2003) - After clinching the 2003 American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region championship this past weekend in Billings, MT, Randi Miller of Rapid City, SD, will race in front of his hometown crowd this Saturday night as the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region season comes to a conclusion at Black Hills Speedway.

As an indication of how the season would unfold, Miller topped the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region season opener at Black Hills Speedway on May 9. Miller has gone on to post eleven feature triumphs in 23 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region events aboard Mac White's Carbone-powered Two Dot Tech Maxim.

Corey Brink was successful in putting a halt to Miller's hometown dominance when he topped the June 20 event at Black Hills. Miller had also been victorious when the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region was in action at Black Hills Speedway in the previous two years.

While Miller has finished outside the top ten only three times in 23 events, establishing a healthy 187 point advantage, Eric Miller (no relation to Randi) and defending series champion Mike Dreiling are engaged in a torrid battle for the runner-up slot.

Entering Saturday night's event, only five points separate Colorado drivers Eric Miller and Dreiling, with Miller currently holding a slight edge in the race for second. Dreiling has posted three victories, while Eric Miller has one triumph to his credit this season.

Rookie pilot Jake Pierson enters the season finale ranked a solid fourth in points, with fellow ASCS Rocky Mountain Region rookie Scott Milan in fifth. Completing the top ten in current points are Geoff Dodge, Mason Hill, Jace Pennetta, T.J. Thorne and Mark Sweet.

Saturday night's event, slated to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be the series third stop of the season atop Rapid City's half-mile semi-banked dirt oval.

Black Hills Speedway is located three miles south of I-90 Exit 61 in South Dakota, then 0.5 miles east on SR 44, then north. For additional information, contact the track at (605) 393-1552.

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

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