Country Spring Speed USA-Lakeland FASCAR preview

LAKELAND, FLORIDA - The Florida Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (FASCAR) will put three of it four racing series on the grid at USA International Speedway for the 97 Country Spring Speed on Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. A FASCAR ...

LAKELAND, FLORIDA - The Florida Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (FASCAR) will put three of it four racing series on the grid at USA International Speedway for the 97 Country Spring Speed on Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m.

A FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model Series 125, FASCAR Goodyear Challenge Late Model Series 100 and a FASCAR Pro Modified 35 will highlight evening racing presented by Midas Jewelers.

Race day ticket prices run from $15 to $25 and children 10 and under are $5. Front gate opens at noon. Pit gates open at 8 a.m. and pit admittance cost is $30.

Practice by division is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and qualifying is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start on Saturday.

David Rogers of Orlando, FL driving a Dodge leads FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model drivers after two races with the top five series drivers separated by 55 points.

Dick Anderson of Wildwood, FL after winning the first five Sunbelt races in 2001, will be chasing his first win in 2002, but is still second in points only 19 behind the leading Rogers. He will drive a Chevrolet.

Larry Osteen of New Smyrna, FL piloting a Chevrolet is the point leader in FASCAR Goodyear Challenge Late Model Series racing and the top six drivers are only 63 points apart.

Jason Boyd of Orlando, FL has been the hot ticket at USA and won his last Goodyear race here and is fifth in overall series points.

In FASCAR Pro Modified Series racing Tank Tucker of Melbourne, FL holds down the point lead with 194 over Bobby Blake of Eustis, FL, who trails Tucker by 28 points.

An on track driver autograph session will be held at 6:15 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies will get underway at 7 p.m. and driver introductions will be at 7:10 p.m.

Sunbelt Super Late Models start at 7:30 p.m. followed by Goodyear Challenge Late Models and Pro Modifieds.

There will be a drawing for a $1,000 Midas Jewelers shopping spree and Suncoast Casinos will be giving away free boarding passes for the first 5,000 race fans.

-fascar-

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