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ASCS Southwest Set for USA Race Park this Saturday! TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2008) -- Racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region gets back under way with this Saturday night's card at Tucson's United Sports ...

ASCS Southwest Set for USA Race Park this Saturday!

TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2008) -- Racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region gets back under way with this Saturday night's card at Tucson's United Sports Arizona Race Park.

Leading the way into the Saturday night event is Ben Gregg of Glendale, AZ. Gregg has posted five series wins thus far in 2008 to amass a 48-point advantage in the series championship chase.

Victorious in four of six events at USA Race Park, Gregg leads June 7 USA victor Shawn Sander of El Paso into Saturday's action. Sander is just 18 points ahead of Las Cruces shoe Rick Ziehl, with Cody Cambensy and Steve Martin a close fourth and fifth, respectively.

The balance of the current top ten in points includes Ronnie Clark, Mike Rux, Jr., Joshua Williams, Jessica Van Dyke and John Gaston.

Saturday's action goes green 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 ASCS Southwest Region is slated for 13 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.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

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

-credit; ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Rick Ziehl , Ronnie Clark , Ben Gregg
Teams Williams