Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (July 28, 2009) – The first
American Sprint Car Series champion of 2009 will be determined
this weekend, as the sixth and final round of the ASCS Midwest
vs. Northern Plains Challenge Series takes place at Crawford
County Speedway in Denison, IA, this Friday night.
Also atop the ASCS Midwest point charts, Lincoln, Nebraska's
Jason Danley is in the driver's seat for the ASCS Northern
Plains title as he carries a 19-point advantage over ASCS
Northern Plains Iron-Man Eric Lutz into Friday's card.
Lutz knocked 16 markers off of Danley's advantage by snaring his
third career ASCS Northern Plains win this past Friday at South
Dakota's I-90 Speedway. However, Danley can secure the Northern
Plains title by simply finishing ninth or better this Friday
night at Crawford County Speedway. Robby Wolfgang, Chad Humston
and two-time Northern Plains champ Lee Grosz round out the
current top five in Northern Plains points.
Danley holds a healthier advantage in the Midwest championship
chase with a 104-point advantage over Humston as four events
remain after Friday night's card. Lutz is third in Midwest
points, with Grosz and Mike Boston rounding out the top five.
Friday's racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.
semi-banked, 5/8-mile Crawford County Speedway dirt oval is
located in Denison, IA, 0.6 miles north of US 30 on US 59, then
0.6 miles northeast on SR 39. For more information, contact the
track at 712-263-2033 or 712-263-5306.
Midwest Region is slated for 15 nights of competition at eight
tracks throughout Nebraska and the surrounding areas of Missouri
and South Dakota. The ASCS Northern Plains Region takes on the
Midwest in six of those events.
Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Crawford County Speedway:
7/18/08 – Jack Dover (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
7/20/07 – Brian Brown (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
6/16/07 – Jason Johnson (National vs. Midwest)
7/21/06 – Wade Nygaard (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
6/16/06 – Brian Brown (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th
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 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS
Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also
consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.