By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (May 17, 2010) – The third round in the chase for the 2010 ASCS Patriots championship takes place this Saturday night atop the high-banked, 1/3-mile Woodhull Raceway dirt oval in Woodhull, NY.
After single stops atop the Woodhull dirt track over each of the past three seasons, Saturday’s card marks the first of two ASCS Patriot events at Woodhull in 2010.
Saturday’s card also marks the first event of the Insinger Race Fuels King of the Southern Tier for the ASCS Patriots.
With the opening two events of the season in the books, Canada’s Steve Poirier sits atop the ASCS Patriot point charts after adding a Saturday night Canandaigua win to a pair of previous Patriots scores in Ohskweken’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Poirier is 26 markers ahead of three-time and defending ASCS Patriot champ Bryan Howland of Auburn, NY, with opening night winner and two-time champ Chuck Hebing of Ontario, NY, another four points back in third. Hebing reached victory lane in the initial pair of ASCS Patriot events at Woodhull in 2007 and 2008.
Rock Stream, New York’s Tim Kelly is tied with Hebing for third in points, with Penn Yan’s Lance Yonge rounding out the current top five in ASCS Patriot points.
The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Patriot points includes Justin Barger (Montrose), Don Adamczyk (Williamsville), Jared Zimbardi (Salamanca), Alain Bergeron (St. Pie, QUE) and Bobby Breen (Savannah, NY). Breen topped last year’s ASCS Patriot outing at Woodhull Raceway.
Saturday night’s ASCS Patriot action at Woodhull Raceway is set to go green at 6:30 p.m.
Woodhull Raceway is located in Woodhull, NY, four miles south of SR 17 on US 15, then 16.7 miles west on SR 417, then 0.9 miles north on CR 102. For more information, contact the track at 607-458-5275.
The 2010 slate of ASCS Patriot competition consists of 31 nights of action at 16 different tracks throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
In its 19th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the American Sprint Car Series brings the best of Sprint Car racing to approximately 100 different tracks throughout 30 states and Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Past ASCS Patriot Feature Winners at Woodhull Raceway:
5/30/09 – Bobby Breen
5/24/08 – Chuck Hebing
9/1/07 – Chuck Hebing
For more information, visit www.ASCSpatriotsprints.com or www.ASCSracing.com.