ASCS SOD Set for Hartford Motor Speedway on Friday!

By Lonnie Wheatley

TULSA, Okla. (May 16, 2011) – After a soggy weekend in Michigan, the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP are set to return to action this Friday night at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, MI.

Friday’s card marks the first of two scheduled ASCS SOD events atop the high-banked, ½-mile Hartford Motor Speedway clay oval for 2011.

Dustin Daggett is out to the early lead in the ASCS Sprints on Dirt title chase with his season opening win on April 30 over his father Mike Daggett, with Gregg Dalman, defending series champion Ryan Grubaugh and two-time series champion Brett Mann rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten includes Jared Horstman, Tim Champlin, Ryan Ruhl, Gary Fast and Joe Bares.

Daggett has had something of a stranglehold on Hartford Speedway Park victory lane in recent times with seven wins in eight ASCS SOD events contested atop the ½-mile oval over the past four years. Only a Brett Mann triumph in the 2009 edition of the King of Michigan event has broken up Daggett’s Hartford perfection.

Friday’s action at Hartford Motor Speedway fires off at 8:00 p.m.

Hartford Motor Speedway is located in Hartford, MI, off I-94 Exit 46, then 1.3 miles north on Center Street, then four blocks west on Prospect Street. For more information, contact the track at 269-621-4482.

The 32nd year of competition for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP consists of 27 scheduled nights of action at 13 different tracks throughout Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.

The 2011 season marks the 20th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with approximately 200 nights of competition at tracks throughout the nation and into 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