This week kicks off 2006

TULSA, Okla. (March 9, 2006) -- Thirty-three consecutive weekends of intense racing action for the American Sprint Car Series kicks off this weekend with the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour taking center stage at Baton Rouge Raceway and ...

TULSA, Okla. (March 9, 2006) -- Thirty-three consecutive weekends of intense racing action for the American Sprint Car Series kicks off this weekend with the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour taking center stage at Baton Rouge Raceway and Houston Raceway Park.

The Series: O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour (ASCoT)

What, When & Where: Friday night at 8:00 p.m. -- Louisiana Shootout at Baton Rouge Raceway

Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. -- Leading Edge Lubricants Challenge at Houston Raceway Park

Track Information:

Baton Rouge Raceway (Baker, LA) -- 0x00bc-mile semi-banked clay oval located off I-110 Exit 6, then one mile east on Louisiana SR 408, then 7.1 miles north on SR 67, then 0.4 mile west. Track phone: 225-774-4524.

Houston Raceway Park (Baytown, TX) -- 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located east of Houston on I-10 to Exit 798, then three miles south on SR 146, then 0.8 mile southeast on FM 1405, then 1.5 miles northeast on FM 565. Track phone: 281-383-7223.

Tickets are just $20 per event for adults, with children ages 6-12 just $10 per event. Children under six years of age are admitted free. For additional ticket information, contact Action Sports Promotions at 972-487-6960.

Past O'Reilly ASCoT Winners:

Baton Rouge Raceway -- None; first National event at Baton Rouge.

Houston Raceway Park -- Jason Johnson (6/2/00); Dale Howard (6/3/00).

Current O'Reilly ASCoT Points:

Top Ten: 1. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA) 148, 2. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN) 141, 3. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH) 136, 4. Tim Montgomery (Fredericktown, MO) 134, 5. Nick Smith (Broken Arrow, OK) 125, 6. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX) 124, 7. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA) 123, 8. Darren Stewart (Bixby, OK) 122, 9. Sport Allen (Largo, FL) 112, 10. Gary Wright (Hooks, TX) 110.

2006 O'Reilly ASCoT Feature Winners:

Terry McCarl 2, Travis Rilat 1

Next Up:

Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite TX) -- March 17-18

State Fair Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) -- March 24-25

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 175 nights of racing in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours, including Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Jason Sides , Travis Rilat , Greg Wil , Nick Smith , Jason Johnson