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ASCS SOD Action Slated for Cherry & I-96 This Weekend

By T.J. Buffenbarger

TULSA, Okla. (June 14, 2010) – The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP teams are busy this week preparing for another two race weekend in Michigan. Friday night the teams will take on the newly reshaped Cherry Raceway before heading south to I-96 Speedway on Saturday.

Friday’s event at Cherry is the first since the race track went under a major overhaul during the off season. The racing surface is now wider with higher banked turns for the 2010 season. Due to a rainout last year this will be the first appearance for the ASCS SOD series at Cherry since 2008. After two strong performances last weekend Ryan Grubaugh leads the point standings going into the Cherry by 28 points over third generation driver Dain Naida.

Saturday’s event is the first of three appearances at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan during the 2010 season. Dustin Daggett has gone undefeated the past two seasons during ASCS SOD competition at I-96 and looks to continue his streak against a formidable field of ASCS SOD regulars and visiting teams including ASCS Lucas Oil Series driver Darren Long. Long finished second to Daggett at the season opening event at Crystal Motor Speedway, looking to improve upon that finish on Saturday.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is in its 31st season of competition. Twenty-seven races are on the calendar scheduled throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Ontario.

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.

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