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ASCS Southwest Region Back to USA on Saturday! TULSA, Okla. (September 2, 2008) -- After a Phoenix washout this past weekend, the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region fires back to action with Saturday night's event at ...

ASCS Southwest Region Back to USA on Saturday!

TULSA, Okla. (September 2, 2008) -- After a Phoenix washout this past weekend, the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region fires back to action with Saturday night's event at Tucson's United Sports Arizona (USA) Race Park.

And after the Manzanita rainout, Ben Gregg's lead in the inaugural ASCS Southwest Region championship points race remains at 66 points as the series takes to USA Race Park for the seventh time this season.

Following Saturday's USA card, the ASCS Southwest Region returns to Manzanita's 0x00bd-mile on September 27 to make up this past weekend's rainout and then concludes the 2008 season on October 18 at USA Race Park.

Gregg has amassed his series points lead on the strength of six triumphs in eight events, with the El Paso duo of Shawn Sander and Don Grable accounting for the other two feature wins.

Sander enters Saturday's action at USA ranked second in points, just four markers ahead of Las Cruces, NM, ace Rick Ziehl. Steve Martin is a close fourth, just six points ahead of 18-year-old rookie shoe Cody Cambensy.

Saturday's ASCS Southwest Region action at USA Race Park 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 11 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 Steve Martin , Rick Ziehl , Don Grable , Ben Gregg