Sprints on Dirt Crystal preview

Crystal Motor Speedway Hosts ASCS Sprints on Dirt for the 100th Time on Saturday! TULSA, Okla. (May 27, 2008) -- A bit of history is in store for Saturday night as Crystal Motor Speedway is set to host the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt ...

Crystal Motor Speedway Hosts ASCS Sprints on Dirt for the 100th Time on Saturday!

TULSA, Okla. (May 27, 2008) -- A bit of history is in store for Saturday night as Crystal Motor Speedway is set to host the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz for the 100th time.

Saturday's card is a makeup of the series scheduled season opener on May 3, which was postponed to this weekend by rain.

The first event in SOD history took place at Crystal Motor Speedway on May 24, 1980, with Gerry Lipper taking the win.

Since that time, 40 different drivers have won at least one of the 99 SOD features at Crystal, with all-time series win leader Hank Lower and Dustin Daggett knotted atop the Crystal charts with ten wins apiece. Daggett, the series champion in 2003 and 2004, has enjoyed recent Crystal domination by winning ten of the series most recent 19 events atop the 3/8-mile oval.

Ben Rutan leads the ASCS Sprints on Dirt into Saturday's event after topping the May 10 opener at Muskegon's Thunderbird Race Park. Rutan holds the early lead over Gregg Dalman, with Mike Galajda, Brett Mann and Kyle Patrick rounding out the early top five.

Three-time and reigning series champion Tim Norman of Warsaw, IN, enters Saturday's event ranked sixth.

Saturday's action at Crystal Motor Speedway is set to go green at 7:30 p.m.

Crystal Motor Speedway is located in Crystal, MI, 5.5 miles north of SR 57 on Crystal Road, then east on Sidney. For more information, contact the track at 989-235-5200.

In its 29th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints On Dirt presented by Victor Reinz will sanction 26 nights of action at 14 different tracks throughout Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with 14 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.

-credit: www.ascsracing.com.

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