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From Mike Strevel

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 29, 2011) – With an incredible field of 41 winged Sprint Cars checked into the Eldora Raceway pit area Sunday night it would be quite a feat for whichever driver captured the honors and Ohio racer Butch Schroder was the one able to snare the victory.

Dustin Daggett and Randy Hannagan led the 20-car field to the green flag on the warm Memorial Day Sunday night. Schroeder starting third took the lead by the end of the first turn of the feature and was not to be denied. The feature was only slowed by one small caution flag and was completed in less than fifteen minutes.

The top five finishers in the NRA/ Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Series feature were Schroeder, Kyle Sauder, Hannagan, JR Stewart and Ron Blair.

Heat victors were Sauder, Todd Heurrman, Hannagan and Blair. B main victors were Sheldon Haudenschild and Luke Hall.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt / NRA Sprint Invaders – 41 cars

Overall Fast Time – Kyle Sauder: 14.624

heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 7-Kyle Sauder 11.19 Brett Mann-DNS

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 18-Todd Heuerman

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 22-Randy Hannagan

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)
1. 82-Mike Miller

B Main (10 laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild 11. Gregg Dalman-DNS

B Main 2 – (10 Laps)
1. 34-Luke Hall 9. Ryan Ruhl-DNS

A Main – (25 Laps)
1. b20-Butch Schroeder 20. 93 Sheldon Haudenshild-DQ

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Dustin Daggett 442, 2. Ryan Grubaugh 407, 3. Jared Horstman 368, 4. Shawn Dancer 342, 5. Gregg Dalman 335, 6. Robert Huisken 328, 7. Brett Mann 240, 8. Ryan Ruhl 231, 9. Trey Smith 230, 10. Joe Bares 229.

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After a great field of 42 ASCS Sprints on Dirt/NRA sprint cars took hot laps, the rains came and ended any chance of racing at Waynesfield Raceway Park Saturday.

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LIMA, Ohio (May 26, 2011) – Heavy rain showers over the latter part of the week have forced the cancellation of Friday night’s scheduled Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP event at Limaland Motorsports Park.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt still moves on to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, OH, on Saturday and then finishes out the Memorial Day weekend at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, OH, on Sunday.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Just a note to Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP competitors for the upcoming co-sanctioned weekend.

Points in this weekend’s events in the same manner that has been done over the past several years. Only ASCS SOD members or drivers that have competed in previous SOD events this season will receive points. Meaning, the top finishing SOD driver will be awarded 150 points, the second highest 142 and so on regardless of finishing position. For example, if only four SOD drivers make the “A” Main, the first non-quaifying SOD driver receives 5th place points (125) and so on.

A driver must take the green flag in his/her “B” Main to receive feature points. Not taking the green flag will result in 65 points. If no green flag is taken at all during the night, 50 points.

If you have any questions, please use our contact page.

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From Lonnie Wheatley

TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2011) – The Michigan-based Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series is set for its annual trek through Ohio with three events at three different tracks over this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The weekend set gets under way on Friday night at Lima’s Limaland Motorsports Park, moves on to Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday and then concludes atop the high banks of Eldora Speedway near Rossburg on Sunday night.

All three events will pit the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt contenders versus the Ohio-based NRA Sprint Invaders.

With the initial pair of ASCS Sprints on Dirt events in the books for 2011, Portland, Michigan’s Dustin Daggett is out to the early lead with triumphs at Crystal Motor Speedway (April 30) and Hartford Motor Speedway (April 20) extending his career SOD win total to 78, tops in series history.

Daggett is out to the early lead over defending series champion Ryan Grubaugh of St. Johns, MI, who is just two points ahead of Bellevue, MI, shoe Gregg Dalman. Trey Smith and Joe Bares round out the early top five in ASCS SOD points with the balance of the top ten including Davey Brown, Jared Horstman, Shawn Dancer, Robert Huisken and Matt Lumbert.

Last year’s tripleheader versus NRA in Ohio produced three winners in three nights including Luke Hall (Limaland), J.R. Stewart (Waynesfield) and Randy Hannagan (Eldora).

Friday’s action at Limaland Motorsports Park goes green at 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s green flag at Waynesfield Motorsports Park flies at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday’s tilt at Eldora Speedway gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

The high-banked, ¼-mile Limaland Motorsports Park clay oval is located near Lima, OH, off I-75 Exit 127, then seven miles west on SR 81, then 0.2 miles north on Dutch Hollow Road. For more information, contact the track at 419-339-6249 (race day) or 419-998-3168.

The high-banked, ¼-mile Waynesfield Motorsports Park dirt oval is located two miles north of US 33 on Waynesfield 261, then 0.2 miles west on Blank Pike 160. For more information, contact the track at 419-568-3201.

The high-banked, ½-mile Eldora Speedway dirt oval is located 2.5 miles north of Rossburg, OH, on SR 118. For more information, contact the track at 937-338-3815.

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 www.ascsracing.com.

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