Rocky Mountain Region North Platte preview

ASCS Rocky Mountain at North Platte on Saturday TULSA, Okla. (July 7, 2008) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is ready for its eastern-most stop of the year with Saturday night's event atop the semi-banked,...

ASCS Rocky Mountain at North Platte on Saturday

TULSA, Okla. (July 7, 2008) -- The American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is ready for its eastern-most stop of the year with Saturday night's event atop the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Lincoln County Raceway dirt oval in North Platte, NE.

A trio of teenage rookie contenders lead the way into Saturday's action, with Derrik Ortega, Chad Corken and Colt Treharn atop the series point charts.

Hailing from Albuquerque, NM, the 17-year-old Ortega carries a slim eight-point lead over 19-year-old Highlands, CO, shoe Corken into Saturday's event, with 18-year-old Los Lunas, NM, racer Treharn 94 markers off the lead pace in third.

Entering the Lincoln County Raceway event just a dozen points behind Treharn in fourth is Billings, MT, shoe Jeremy McCune, with Bob Schaeffer of New Castle, CO, rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten includes 16-year-old Jake Ossenfort (Rapid City, SD), Dustin Hall (West Valley City, UT), 19-year-old Danielle Ossenfort (Rapid City, SD), past series champion Patrick Bourke (Edwards, CO) and Justin Wolf Medlock (Colorado Springs, CO).

Lincoln County Raceway is located on the west edge of North Platte, NE, at the fairgrounds on US 30, then north. For more information, contact the track at 308-530-0824 or 308-325-4305.

The eighth year of action for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region is slated to consist of 17 events at a half dozen tracks throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska 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 will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

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

-credit: ascs

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