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By T.J. Buffenbarger
TULSA, Okla. (August 30, 2010) – The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP spends Labor Day weekend working the short tracks at Winston Speedway and Crystal Motor Speedway for the series final appearance at both tracks during the 2010 season. Along with the tight battle for the points lead for the overall series championship between Ryan Grubaugh and Gregg Dalman, there are other honors at stake.

Both events at Winston and Crystal mark an end to the 2010 MAHLE/Clevite Short Track challenge series contested at selected races on tracks 3/8-mile and shorter. Davey Brown has used consistency to take the lead in the challenge by virtue of his second place finish last Saturday at Owendale Speedway. Brown holds a 19 point lead going into the final weekend over Dalman, who won last Saturday’s feature at Owendale.

Crystal’s feature will also determine the ASCS SOD representatives for the 2010 Village Pizza Ohsweken Shootout during the upcoming Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway. The top two finishers in the feature event will receive guaranteed starting spots in Friday’s shootout.

Dalman closed the gap for the overall ASCS SOD championship to 49 points going into the Labor Day events at Winston and Crystal. In the past two events Dalman has gained points on Grubaugh, with both drivers aiming for their first ASCS SOD point title. One driver that hopes to spoil their weekend plans is ASCS SOD all time feature winner Dustin Daggett, who is expected to return to competition this weekend.

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.

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Engine Pro ASCS Sprints

By T.J. Buffenbarger

OWENDALE, Mich. (August 28, 2010) – Gregg Dalman kept his championship hopes alive by winning Saturday night’s Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature at Owendale Speedway. Dalman conserved his tires and made a daring outside pass of Davey Brown and pulled away during a late race restart to take the win.

“We knew the track would be hard on tires, so I just tried to sit back and conserve a bit in the beginning,” said Dalman in victory lane. “I could see Davey (Brown) smoking his tire off the corner. I have to give him a ton of credit, he raced us really clean.”

Brown and rookie of the year point leader Gavin Hunyady started on the front row for the 25-lap feature event. Brown took the lead with Dalman moving past Hunyady for second. The top three cars opened up some space until both Ryan Grubaugh and Ben Rutan moved Hunyady back to fifth.

Brown’s tactics passing slower cars enabled him to gain some breathing distance, but Dalman, Grubaugh, and Rutan were able to keep pace. On lap 17 things started to heat up as Brown’s car was visibly not coming off the corners as well and everyone behind him decided to pounce. Dalman tried to set Brown up entering the corner high and diving low coming off, but could not make the pass. Grubaugh and Rutan battled for third back and forth with Grubaugh maintaining the position.

Then with six laps to go Dalman drove to the middle of the track in turns one and two and motored down the backstretch into the laad. Even with a late race caution Dalman pulled away after the restart to victory. Brown held on for second with Grubaugh, Rutan, and Dain Naida coming from fifteenth to fifth rounding out the top five.

Brown, Grubaugh, and Dalman won heat race events while Tim Champlin won the fast car dash.

on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Saturday August 28th, 2010
Owendale Speedway – Owendale, MI

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 10x – Davey Brown, 2. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 3. 8 – Tim Champlin, 4. 12 – Brett Lane, 5. 22t – Tank Brakenberry, 6. 6n – Dain Naida.

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 2. 46 – Robert Huisken, 3. 22 – Aaron Shaffer, 4. 70 – Jim Lingar, 5. 2t – Ralph Brakenberry. DNS: Louie Carufel.

Butlerbuilt Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 49t – Gregg Dalman, 2. 23 – Ben Rutan, 3. 41 – Jim Goetgeluck, 4. 41M – Keith McCreedie, 5. 10 – Tracy Rice, 6. 89 – Chris Pobanz

Total Seal Fast Car Dash presented by Gaerte Engines (4 Laps): 1. 8 – Tim Champlin, 2. 49t – Gregg Dalman, 3. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 10x – Davey Brown

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP “A” Main Event

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 49t – Gregg Dalman, 2. 10x – Davey Brown, 3. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 23 – Ben Rutan, 5. 6n – Dain Naida, 6. 8 – Tim Champlin, 7. 47x – Louie Carufel, 8. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 9. 22 – Aaron Shaffer, 10. 46 – Robert Huisken, 11. 89 – Chris Pobanz, 12. 70 – Jim LIngar, 13. 22t – Tank Brakenberry, 14. 12 – Brett Lane, 15. 41m – Keith McCreedie. DNS: 2t – Ralph Brakenberry

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By T.J. Buffenbarger

TULSA, Okla. (August 23, 2010) – The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP makes their final trip up to the “thumb” on the east side of Michigan to compete at Owendale Speedway in Owendale, Michigan. This is the second appearance of the season at Owendale for the ASCS SOD series and another leg in the 2010 MAHLE / Clevite Short Track Challenge.

Dain Naida will look to sweep both Owendale races in 2010, after winning the first event on July 10th that started a two race win streak. Naida also leads the standings in the Short Track Challenge by 31 points over Davey Brown.

In the race for the overall 2010 ASCS SOD championship Ryan Grubaugh currently holds a 64 point lead over Gregg Dalman. Both drivers are attempting to win their first series championship.

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.

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From South Buxton Raceway
A mid-afternoon downburst has forced the cancellation of tonight’s ASCS Sprints on Dirt racing program at South Buxton Raceway.

Things were looking promising as only light sprinkles were falling until heavy rain hit the track after 3 p.m.

Track officials made the call to cancel the program at 3:30 p.m. as the outburst will make it impossible to get the track ready for racing.

There is no word if the Sprints On Dirt show will be rescheduled.

Next Saturday will be the Country 92.9 Night At The Races.

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By T.J. Buffenbarger

TULSA, Okla. (August 18, 2010) – The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP makes their second and final appearance of the 2010 season Saturday at South Buxton Raceway near Merlin, Ontario Canada. Saturday’s event at South Buxton also marks the second of three trips to Canada this season for the ASCS SOD teams.

Ryan Grubaugh leads the point standings coming off a feature win last Saturday at Butler Motor Speedway, the first powered by his new Roush/Yates Ford engine. Gregg Dalman looks to close back in on Grubaugh for the lead after a crash at I-96 Speedway two weeks ago opened up Grubaugh’s lead in the point standings. Despite a disastrous weekend two weeks ago that saw Grubaugh finish last for missing the scales and Cherry and engine problems at Kokomo Speedway his point lead over Dalman is 64 points.

Just four points separate the battle for third is close between Ben Rutan and Dain Naida. After destroying a car at Cherry, Rutan has scored three top five finishes to move ahead of Naida in the standings.

The Grandstands at South Buxton open at 5:30 with racing at 7:00 p.m. EST.

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.

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