Sooner Region Non-Wing Creek County preview

ASCS goes topless for first time this Saturday! TULSA, Okla. (May 5, 2003) - The American Sprint Car Series will present the first non-winged event in its twelve years of sanctioning Sprint Car racing this coming Saturday night, as the ASCS ...

ASCS goes topless for first time this Saturday!

TULSA, Okla. (May 5, 2003) - The American Sprint Car Series will present the first non-winged event in its twelve years of sanctioning Sprint Car racing this coming Saturday night, as the ASCS Sooner Region sheds its wings for a night of exciting racing action atop Creek County Speedway's quarter-mile clay oval in Sapulpa, OK.

In anticipation of the event, Creek County Speedway will hold a free practice session on Thursday night (May 8) from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to allow teams an opportunity to fine-tune their non-wing setups.

Kevin Ramey of Ft. Worth, TX, has started the 2003 season on a tear, winning two of three ASCS Sooner Region events held thus far, and charging from the rear of the field to claim second in the other event.

Like many of the racers expected to be in competition this Saturday night, the event will mark Ramey's first non-winged run. "We're really wanting to win the ASCS Sooner Region championship, but then Emmett (Hahn, President and founder of ASCS) threw us a curve ball when he put in the wingless race," Ramey joked soon after the race was announced. "I've never run without a wing before, but I really am looking forward to it. I've been calling everyone I can think of that might be able to give me some tips on how to set up the car."

Ramey holds a 36-point edge over Tulsa's Sean McClelland entering the weekend's action, with Mustang, OK, shoe Robert Sellers, Travis Scott of Washington, OK, and Oklahoma City's Joe Wood rounding out the current top five. Other top Sooner Region regulars expected include defending series champion Danny Jennings, Roy Larkin, James Shoun, Marcus Jackson and Texas drivers Brian Harvill and Derek Drown.

2001 ASCS National champion Zach Chappell of Talala, OK, is expected to take advantage of an off night for the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and United Trailers, and test his non-wing prowess against the Sooner Region troops. Chappell posted a pair of strong finishes in non-wing Sprint Car action early in the 2002 season in Florida.

More than 30 cars are expected for the landmark first-ever ASCS non-winged event.

Creek County Speedway is located twelve miles southwest of Tulsa, one mile west of I-44 Exit 211 on State Road 66. For more information, contact the track at 918-247-6675 or 918-838-3777.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Danny Jennings , Kevin Ramey , Sean McClelland