Rocky Mountain Region Dodge City double preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Ready for Dodge City Double TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is set for a two-night stand in Dodge City, KS, this weekend as the series takes to the ...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Ready for Dodge City Double

TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is set for a two-night stand in Dodge City, KS, this weekend as the series takes to the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park dirt oval on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Racing little more than 100 miles from his Quinter, KS, home, C.J. Johnson leads the series into the weekend double as he pursues his first ASCS Rocky Mountain Region championship.

With the opening six events of the season in the books, Johnson currently holds a 22-point lead over defending series champion Patrick Bourke of Edwards, CO.

Another 18 points back in third is 2004 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Keith Rauch of Thornton, CO, with 18-year-old Chad Corken of Highlands Ranch, CO, and 2001 series champion Nick Haygood of Centennial, CO, rounding out the current top five.

Both nights of racing action get under way at 7:00 p.m.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or 620-430-0100.

The ASCS Rocky Mountain Region 2007 slate consists of 16 nights of action at ten different tracks throughout Colorado, western Kansas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series. With a dozen different Regions in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, ASCS will sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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