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ASCS Sooner Region Set to Take on Tulsa Speedway TULSA, Okla. (March 28, 2005) -- The American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Sooner Region fires off this Saturday night at Tulsa Speedway as the three-eighths mile...

ASCS Sooner Region Set to Take on Tulsa Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 28, 2005) -- The American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Sooner Region fires off this Saturday night at Tulsa Speedway as the three-eighths mile oval kicks off its weekly open-wheel Saturday night card for 2005.

Saturday's event marks the first of three stops for the ASCS Sooner Region at Tulsa Speedway in 2005, with return engagements on July 30 and September 10. The July 30 event will be held in conjunction with the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores. Tulsa Speedway will also host the fourth leg of the 13th Annual ASCS COMP Cams Speedweek on Tuesday night, June 7.

Leading a strong contingent of expected entries into this Saturday night's Sooner Region opener will be 2002 series champion Danny Jennings of Norman, OK, who is coming off a sweep of the recent O'Reilly ASCS National Tour 32nd Annual Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals.

Joining Jennings will be defending Sooner Region co-champions Kevin Ramey of Fort Worth and Andy Shouse of Oklahoma City along with 2001 champion J.P. Bailey, who now resides in the Fort Worth area as well. Ramey, who also captured the ASCS Sooner Region championship in 2003, ranks as the winningest driver in Sooner Region history with ten feature triumphs in the 54 events contested since the inception of the Sooner Region in 2001. Jennings ranks second on the Sooner Region win charts with six triumphs.

Other top shoes expected for Saturday night's event include former World of Outlaws shoe Danny Wood, a four-time Sooner Region feature event winner in '04, along with Sean McClelland, Foster Landon and Preston Peebles II, each of whom finished among the top five in '04 Sooner Region points.

Others expected for Saturday night's action include Nick Smith, Cody Branchcomb, Barry McCord, Jake Martens, Dex Eaton, Eric Baldaccini, Dara Morrow and ASCS National Tour Brodix Rookie of the Year contender Tony Bruce, Jr., who is currently ranked second to Jennings in National points.

Approximately 30 cars will be in action for Saturday night's American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opener, which is slated to get under way at 7:30 p.m.

Tulsa Speedway is located north of Tulsa on US 75 to 66th Street, then east. For more information, contact the track at 918-425-7551.

In 2005, The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region will contest 18 events at seven different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour, the American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region, the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Gulf South Region and the Rocky Mountain Region, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 120 nights of racing in 2005 at more than 50 different racetracks throughout at least 15 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Nick Smith , Dex Eaton , Kevin Ramey , J.P. Bailey , Andy Shouse , Sean McClelland