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ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Revs Up For Rock Springs TULSA, Okla. (May 17, 2004) - With the opening weekend of racing action in the books for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region, the series takes to the...

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Revs Up For Rock Springs

TULSA, Okla. (May 17, 2004) - With the opening weekend of racing action in the books for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region, the series takes to the high-banked, three-eighth mile Sweetwater Speedway clay oval in Rock Springs, WY, this Saturday night.

Rapid City, SD, ace Randi Miller, who notched the 2003 Rocky Mountain Region title by topping 12 of 24 features, leads the way into Wyoming after winning this past weekend's season opener at Rapid City's Black Hills Speedway in wire-to-wire fashion.

Miller drove the Carbone-powered Two Dot Tech Maxim to a sweep of last year's two stops at Sweetwater Speedway, although 2003 rookie contender Jake Pierson of Bellvue, CO, nearly stole the August 2003 show until a tangle in lapped traffic ended his upset bid.

Miller and Pierson, who charged from 17th to fifth in this past weekend's opener, will be joined by a number of top contenders including 2003 points runner-up Eric Miller, Mike Drieling, who found his way to victory lane at Sweetwater Speedway en route to the series championship in 2002, 2001 series champion Nick Haygood, Mason Hill, Geoff Dodge, Keith Rauch, Greg Schaefer, Jeremy Sheaffer, Jace Pennetta, Scott Milan and Shane Spurlock among others.

Saturday night's racing is set to go green at 7:00 p.m.

Sweetwater Speedway is located off Wyoming I-80 Exit 104, then 0.9 miles north on US 191 (Elk St.), then 1.1 mile west on Yellowstone Road. For more information, contact promoter Keith Porenta at 307-352-6791 ext. 204, or 307-389-3308.

The 2004 American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region slate consists of 24 events at 14 different tracks throughout Colorado, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. 123 drivers competed in at least one ASCS Rocky Mountain Region event in 2003.

After this Saturday's event, the stage will be set for the first ever ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Speedweek, which kicks off at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Olathe, CO, on May 29-30. Rocky Mountain Speedweek continues on Wednesday, June 2, at Montezuma Speedway in Cortez, CO, then wraps up on June 4-5 at Aztec (NM) Speedway.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Greg Schaefer , Geoff Dodge