Speedweek final three rounds preview

TULSA, Okla. (July 14, 2004) - With four different drivers racing to victory lane through the first four rounds of the 12th Annual COMP Cams American Sprint Car Series Speedweek, a trio of tracks in the Mid-South region are set to host the final...

TULSA, Okla. (July 14, 2004) - With four different drivers racing to victory lane through the first four rounds of the 12th Annual COMP Cams American Sprint Car Series Speedweek, a trio of tracks in the Mid-South region are set to host the final three rounds Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

The lightning-fast one-third mile Delta Bowl Speedway in Tunica, MS, will host the Fifth Round of COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek on Thursday night, with Memphis Motorsports Park hosting Round Six on Friday night. The 12th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek champion will be crowned as the series presents its 400th National Tour feature event since its inception in 1992 in Saturday night's Speedweek finale at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, AR.

The fight for Speedweek bragging right will likely come down to Saturday night's final checkered flag, as only 14 points separate five drivers, including current leader Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, AR. Crawley is just two points ahead of Forney, TX, shoe Travis Rilat, with Gary Wright of Hooks, TX, six points out of the lead in third, Zach Chappell of Talala, OK, eight points back in fourth and Darren Stewart of Bixby, OK, just 14 points out of the lead.

Rounding out the current top ten in COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek points are Cody Branchcomb (Sapulpa, OK), Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS), Garry Lee Maier (Cimarron, KS), Mike Ward (Memphis, TN) and Jamie Passmore (Rose, OK).

Drivers from four different states have raced to victory lane thus far, with Razorback rep Crawley topping the opening round at Batesville Speedway last Friday night. From the Lone Star State, Rilat scored Saturday night's victory at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway, with Show-Me-Stater Tim Montgomery winning's Monday's round at Tulsa Speedway. Sooner state shoe Stewart captured Round Four at Tri-State Speedway near Ft. Smith Tuesday night.

Twenty-one different drivers have attended all four Speedweek events thus far. Every driver that competes in all seven events will be eligible for Saturday night's drawing for a set of Brodix ASCS heads. Along with each driver in the top ten, others that have made each of the first four rounds include Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR), Jan Howard (Byhalia, MS), Toby Brown (Carthage, MO), A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR), Jason Martin (Liberal, KS), Natalie Sather (Fargo, ND), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS), Josh Howard (Byhalia, MS), Kelly Angelette (Thibodaux, LA) and Jimmy Taylor (Oklahoma City, OK).

Thursday night's COMP Cams Speedweek action at Delta Bowl Speedway gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15, with children 4-12 just $5. For more information, contact the track at 901-351-3245.

Friday night's COMP Cams Speedweek card at Memphis Motorsports Park goes green at 8:00 p.m. Adult admission is $15, with children 6-11 just $5. For more information, contact the track at 901-358-7223.

Saturday night's COMP Cams Speedweek finale at Riverside Speedway is slated to get under way at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15, with children 6-11 just $1. For more information, contact the track at 870-735-8071.

The 2004 O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and Classic Trailers consists of nearly 40 nights of racing at 20 different tracks throughout Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

More information regarding the American Sprint Car Series and COMP Cams Speedweek is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Cody Branchcomb , Travis Rilat , Tim Crawley