Sooner Region Mid-America preview

ASCS SOONER REGION TRIES AGAIN AT MID-AMERICA SPEEDWAY TULSA, Okla. (May 8, 2006) -- Delayed a week due to this past weekend's storms, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is set to fire back into action this Saturday night for Round...

ASCS SOONER REGION TRIES AGAIN AT MID-AMERICA SPEEDWAY

TULSA, Okla. (May 8, 2006) -- Delayed a week due to this past weekend's storms, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is set to fire back into action this Saturday night for Round Four of the 2006 campaign with the season's first stop at Mid-America Speedway in South Coffeyville, OK.

And with that extra week, the anticipation continues to build as fans await the next installment of the McClelland-Ramey saga, as the Oklahoma racer (Sean McClelland) and the Texas gun (Kevin Ramey) battle it out on the racetrack.

Defending series champion McClelland swept through the series most weekend racing of action, surviving a late wheel-banging session with two-time series champion Ramey to take top honors at Lawton.

With the sweep, McClelland moved into the series points lead, although just eight points ahead of 20-year-old Sunnyvale, TX, racer Sam Hafertepe, Jr., who topped the series season-opener at Cowtown Speedway.

After a DNF in the lid lifter, a pair of third-place finishes at Oklahoma City and Lawton has lifted Ramey to third in points, just 30 points off McClelland's pace.

A top-five finisher in 2005 ASCS Sooner Region points, Tulsa's Brian McClelland enters Saturday's card ranked fourth, with Burleson, TX, racer Johnny "Baja" Miller rounding out the current top five.

Others in the current top ten include 2001 ASCS Sooner Region champion J.P. Bailey (Fort Worth, TX), 16-year-old Dex Eaton (Owasso, OK), Justin Melton (Flower Mound, TX), Gavin Punch (Collinsville, OK) and Oklahoma City's Jimmy Taylor.

Other top contenders expected at Mid-America Speedway on Saturday night include 13-year-old National Tour contender Trey Robb, Cody Wampler, Michael Brown, Travis Jenkins, Forrest Sutherland and Larry Carter.

Saturday's racing action at Mid-America Speedway is slated to get under way at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 3/10-mile Mid-America Speedway clay oval is located one mile south of the Oklahoma-Kansas state line on US 169, then 0.7 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 918-255-6698.

The 2006 American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region slate consists of 15 events at eight different tracks throughout Oklahoma and northern Texas.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing at nearly 100 tracks throughout 27 different states and Canada in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Dex Eaton , Kevin Ramey , J.P. Bailey , Sean McClelland