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Young Leads ASCS Southern Tour into Wythe Raceway TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2005) -- The Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour fires back into action this Saturday night as the series takes to the ...

Young Leads ASCS Southern Tour into Wythe Raceway

TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2005) -- The Heintz Performance American Sprint Car Series Southern Tour fires back into action this Saturday night as the series takes to the high-banked, 0x00bd-mile Wytheville Raceway clay oval in Wythe, VA.

The event marks the fourth of ten scheduled stops for the ASCS Southern Tour in 2005. Previous feature winners include Mike Brecht, Danny Martin, Jr., and Steven Graham.

Although shut out of victory lane thus far, Mooresville, NC, shoe Scott Young has posted three podium finishes in three events, including a pair of runner-up finishes, to move atop the series championship points chase.

Young enters Saturday's card just 20 points ahead of teammate and fellow Mooresville, NC, racer Coby Adams. Mary Anne Williams of Chester, VA, is ranked third in points, with Doug Day (Winder, GA) and Doug Gold (Concord, NC) rounding out the current top five.

Philip Hearp (Danville, VA) and Danny Mercy (Warrenton, NC) are tied for sixth in points entering Saturday's event, with the balance of the current top ten including Dustin Apple (Elon, NC), Butch Pendergrass (Pfafftown, NC) and Tim Perry (Mooresville, NC).

Approximately 25 cars are expected for Saturday's event.

Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, with the driver's meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and hot laps at 7:30 p.m. Pit admission is $25, with general admission to the grandstands just $7.

Wythe Raceway is located southwest of Wytheville, VA, on I-81 to Exit 60, then 0.1 mile north on frontage road, then 1.5 miles east. For more information, contact the track at 276-686-4261 or 276-228-3118.

The 2005 Heintz Performance ASCS Southern Tour currently consists of ten events at seven different tracks throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

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 more than 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Doug Day
Teams Williams