By T.J. Buffenbarger
TULSA, Okla. (August 3, 2010) – For the only the 2nd time this season the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP will be in action for three consecutive nights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday night the teams head north to the Cherry Raceway in Fife Lake, Michigan before heading south to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan on Saturday. The weekend concludes Sunday night with a return to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana.
With three opportunities to score points the race for the ASCS SOD Championship is tight with Dain Naida just 13 markers ahead of Ryan Grubaugh. History could be made this weekend as Dustin Daggett will attempt to break the tie with Hank Lower for the all time feature win mark with the ASCS SOD Series. Daggett currently is tied with Lower with 71 victories.
The newly revamped oval at Cherry Raceway provided some of the most exciting racing of the 2010 season. Naida came from 10th starting position to finish second to Darren Long during the first event at Cherry on June 18th. Friday’s race at Cherry is also the final appearance of the ASCS SOD series in Northern Michigan during the 2010 season. Gregg Dalman, a former winner a Cherry, has climbed back into the title fight just 48 points behind Naida in third position.
Saturday the series heads south to I-96 Speedway where Daggett had won six features in a row before crashing in a feature earlier this season while trying to win from the last starting spot for a cash bonus. Daggett looks to continue his I-96 success on Saturday. Ben Rutan and rookie of the year candidate Gavin Hunyady will look to strengthen their top five positions in the point standings.
Sunday’s event at Kokomo Speedway marks the first appearance of the ASCS SOD series since 1987. Since that time the track has received a complete makeover. Kokomo will be the first time the ASCS SOD series has competed in the state Indiana since 1999. Too add to the excitement over ending the long absence in Indiana several teams have indicated they plan on making a stop on the way home from the ASCS Knoxville Nationals.
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.
The American Sprint Car Series, in its 19th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2010. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series, ASCS also consists of several different regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.