ASCS Sooner Region at Mid-America on Saturday!

2010 ascs American Sprint Car Series

From Lonnie Wheatley

TULSA, Okla. (September 12, 2011) – With Oklahoma City’s Joe Wood, Jr., closing in on a second series title, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region fires back into action this Saturday night at South Coffeyville’s Mid-America Speedway.

Saturday’s card at Mid-America marks the first stop of the season at South Coffeyville for Oklahoma’s premier touring Sprint Car series after a rainout earlier in the year.

After capturing his first ASCS Sooner Region crown in 2009, Wood, Jr., enters Saturday’s action with a 96-point edge over 2011 ASCS Lone Star Region champion Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK. Only two nights of competition remain after Saturday’s card including an October 1 stop at Creek County Speedway and then the season finale on October 8 at Thunderbird Speedway.

While Wood, Jr., holds a healthy advantage over Covington, Guthrie’s Michelle Decker is just 19 points behind Covington in third. Andy Shouse and Rick Wright, Jr., round out the current top five in Sooner points, with the rest of the top ten including Claud Estes, Cameron Hagin, Lee Little, Koby Barksdale and Danny Wood.

Two-time ASCS Sooner Region champion Sean McClelland topped last year’s series event at Mid-America Speedway.

Saturday’s action at Mid-America Speedway fires off at 7:00 p.m.

Mid-America Speedway is located one mile south of the Oklahoma-Kansas state line on US 169, then 0.7 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 918-766-6960.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region is slated for 14 nights of racing action at seven different tracks throughout Oklahoma and neighboring areas of Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas in 2011.

Past ASCS Sooner Region Feature Winners at Mid-America Speedway:
9/11/10 – Sean McClelland
5/3/08 – Gary Taylor
10/6/07 – Brian Brown
10/5/07 – Brian McClelland
6/9/07 – Kevin Ramey
4/21/07 – Garry Lee Maier
4/20/07 – Garry Lee Maier
10/7/06 – Nick Smith
9/16/06 – Nick Smith
5/13/06 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
10/15/05 – Travis Rilat

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