Southwest Region Arizona double preview

ASCS Southwest Region Ready for Memorial Day Weekend Double! TULSA, Okla. (May 19, 2008) -- Ben Gregg will try to keep his win streak alive as the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region invades a pair of Arizona ovals over the ...

ASCS Southwest Region Ready for Memorial Day Weekend Double!

TULSA, Okla. (May 19, 2008) -- Ben Gregg will try to keep his win streak alive as the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region invades a pair of Arizona ovals over the Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday night, the series takes to Tucson's USA Race Park for the Hank Arnold Memorial. Then on Sunday night, the ASCS Southwest Region makes its first ever stop at Thunder Raceway in Show Low, AZ.

After the series inaugural event was topped by El Paso's Don Grable on March 22, Arizona racer Ben Gregg has raced to victory lane in each of the series' most recent pair of events.

And in the process, Gregg has taken over the series points lead, entering this weekend's double dip with a slim six-point lead over Tucson's Ronnie Clark. Phoenix shoe Steve Martin is another ten points back in third, with El Paso racer Shawn Sander and Cody Cambensy rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Southwest Region points includes Mike Rux, Jr., Rick Ziehl, John Gaston, Billy Chester III and Joshua Williams, with Jessica Van Dyke just two points outside of the top ten.

Both nights of racing action are set to fire off at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile United Sports Arizona Race Park clay oval is located east of Tucson off I-10 Exit 268, then 1.6 mile south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information, contact the track at 520-574-8515.

The semi-banked, 0x00bc-mile Thunder Raceway clay oval is located in Show Low, AZ, 1.5 miles east of SR 77 on US 60. For more information, contact the track at 928-537-1111.

The ASCS Southwest Region is set for 20 nights of winged Sprint Car racing throughout Arizona in 2008. In addition to events at Tucson's USA Race Park, the series will also be in action at Show Low's Thunder Speedway and Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Steve Martin , Rick Ziehl , Don Grable , Ben Gregg
Teams Williams