Southern Tour Madison New 311 preview

ASCS Southern Tour Set for New 311 TULSA, Okla. (September 19, 2005) -- The full throttle excitement of the Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour returns to the high-speed New 311 Speedway half-mile...

ASCS Southern Tour Set for New 311

TULSA, Okla. (September 19, 2005) -- The full throttle excitement of the Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour returns to the high-speed New 311 Speedway half-mile oval in Madison, NC, this Saturday night.

It marks the series second stop of the season at New 311 Speedway, as Aussie-native Steven Graham beat series point leader Scott Young and Scott McClaren to the line for his first career ASCS win on June 11.

Hailing from Mooresville, NC, Young leads the way into Saturday night's card on the strength of four podium finishes in four events, including a win in the most recent outing at Wythe Raceway in Wytheville, VA, on July 30.

Young enters the night just 24 points ahead of teammate Coby Adams, also of Mooresville, NC. Virginia's Mary Anne Williams enters the night ranked third in points, just 44 points off the lead pace, with Doug Gold of Concord, NC, and Butch Pendergrass of Pfafftown, NC, rounding out the current top five.

Other top ASCS Southern Tour contenders expected for Saturday night include Danny Mercy (Warrenton, NC), Doug Day (Winder, GA), Philip Hearp (Danville, VA), Dustin Apple (Elon, NC) and Eddie Hamilton (Lexington, NC).

Gates open at New 311 Speedway at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, with hot laps slated for 6:00 p.m. The first green flag is set to fly at 7:00 p.m. with a strong field of cars on hand.

New 311 Speedway is located five miles west of Madison, NC, on US 311. For more information, contact the track at 336-427-0816.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout 18 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Scott Young , Doug Day
Teams Williams