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From Mike Strevel

ROTHBURY, Mich. (July 29, 2011) – In front of a capacity crowd at Winston Speedway, Dustin Daggett of Grand Ledge, MI, picked up his sixth feature win of the 2011 ASCS Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP season.

The Renegade Race Fuels sponsored feature event went green to checkered, the fourth time this year that an ASCS SOD feature event has gone uninterrupted by a caution flag.

The fifth-starting Daggett had to fight his way to the front, fighting for position with early leader Andy Teunnesen and Joe Bares. It was near the half way point of the feature that the winningest driver in ASCS SOD took the lead and dominated the remainder of the feature. A late charge by Brett Mann made things interesting, but there was no denying the driver of the Mott Motorsports 2m.

The top five in the MAHLE/Clevite short track challenge event were Daggett, Mann, Ryan Ruhl, Bares and Teunnesen.

Taking heat victories were Daggett and Mann. The Gaerte Engines Dash went to Matt Lumbert and a special Australian pursuit race went to Daggett. This victory also qualified Daggett for the Oshweken Shootout at Oshweken Speedway on September 16, 2011.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-
Friday July 29, 2011
Winston Speedway- Rothbury, MI

Car Count (13)

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1.2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 91 Joe Bares, 3.31 Andy Teunnesen, 4. 10 Davey Brown, 5. 14 Mike Daggett, 6. 29s Marques Huffer.

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 19s Brett Mann, 2. 46 Robert Huisken, 3. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 4. 70 Jim Lingar, 5. 89 Chris Pobanz, 6. 21 Matt Lumbert, 7. 06 Don Bostrum.
Gaerte Engines Fast Car Dash (4 Laps): 1. 21 Matt Lumbert, 2. 89 Chris Pobanz, 3. 14 Mike Daggett, 4. 29s Marques Huffer.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 19s Brett Mann, 3. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 4. 91 Joe Bares, 5. 31 Andy Teunnesen, 6. 89 Chris Pobanz, 7. 46 Robert Huisken, 8. 14 Mike Daggett, 9. 70 Jim Lingar, 10. 21 Matt Lumbert, 11. 29s Marques Huffer, 12. 06 Don Bostrum, 13. 10 Davey Brown.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Dustin Daggett 1,412, 2. Brett Mann 1,158, 3. Robert Huisken 1,077, 4. Ryan Grubaugh 1,007, 5. Davey Brown 1,002, 6. Jim Lingar 963, 7. Matt Lumbert 948, 8. Ryan Ruhl 891, 9. Joe Bares 866, 10. Marques Huffer 860.

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Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2011) – The next round of action for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is this Friday night, as the series takes to the high-banked, 3/8-mile Winston Speedway dirt oval in Rothbury, MI, for the first time this season.

Friday’s event, presented by Renegade Racing Fuels, is also the fourth round of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge, an eight-race mini-series within the overall ASCS SOD tour. Dustin Daggett has topped two of the three previous Short Track Challenge rounds with Ryan Grubaugh also posting a win.

Friday is also the ASCS Sprints on Dirt Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Shootout Qualifier Race, with the winner landing an automatic starting berth in the race of champions at Ohsweken Speedway on September 16.

Dustin Daggett, fresh off his fifth series win of the year this past weekend, is atop the ASCS SOD point charts ahead of two-time series champion Brett Mann with defending champion Ryan Grubaugh, Robert Huisken and Davey Brown rounding out the current top five.

The rest of the current top ten includes Jim Lingar, Matt Lumbert, Ryan Ruhl, Marques Huffer and Ken Mackey.

Dain Naida became the series first repeat winner in six ASCS SOD events contested at Winston Speedway over the past five years with a triumph last July. Other Winston winners include Gregg Dalman (2009), Mann (2008), Ben Rutan (2007) and Gary Fast (2006).

Friday’s action at the Winston Speedway is set to get under way at 7:15 p.m.

Winston Speedway is located in Rothbury, MI, off US 31 to Winston Road exit, then 0.2 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 231-893-3023.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is in its 32nd season of competition. Twenty-seven races are on the calendar scheduled 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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By Mike Strevel

IONIA, Mich. (July 22, 2011) – Dustin Daggett took his fifth Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP checkered flag of the season in Friday night’s 25-lap main event at the half-mile, Ionia Fairgrounds Speedway.

Daggett tacked on his 81st career series win and second in a row at the Ionia Free Fair as the series made its fourth annual appearance at the world’s largest free fair.

The Portland, MI, shoe gridded the feature field fifth, working to the top spot in the non-stop affair, the third such caution-free ASCS SOD feature of the year. An incredible battle developed mid-race when 2010 champion Ryan Grubaugh started to feel the pressure from Daggett.

After running side-by-side for two laps, Daggett made his move on lap 16 diving into turn one and coming out with the lead out of turn two. Daggett then held onto the lead after being challenged by Grubaugh and Ryan Ruhl. The feature winner in his Maxim chassis was able to capture the $1,200 first prize after that challenge.

Daggett stated, “I just love running at these big go-fast tracks, it was hard to pass here but I gave it a try and was able to get under Ryan”

The winner of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature thanked his sponsors including Miles Petroleum, Sweet Manufacturing, Glen’s Gas & Welding, Steve Winnie Auto Sales and Richardson Farms and the great fans of the Ionia Free Fair.

The top five finishers of the feature race for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP were Daggett, Grubaugh, Ryan Ruhl, Brett Mann and Joe Bares.

Heat race wins were captured by Joe Bares, Mann and Daggett. The fast car dash went to Andy Teunnesen.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-
Friday July 22, 2011
Ionia Fair Speedway-Ionia, MI
Car Count (17)

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1. 91 Joe Bares, 2. 25m Ken Mackey, 3. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 4. 2G Joe Griebe, 5. 29s Marques Huffer. DNS: 8 Tim Champlin.

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 19s Brett Mann, 2. 46 Robert Huisken, 3. 73 Dusty Shriver 4. 70 Jim Lingar 5. 21 Matt Lumbert 6. 2t Ralph Brakenberry.

ARP Fasteners Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 2m Dustin Daggett , 2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 31 Andy Teunnesen, 4. 88 Mike Daggett 5.10 Davey Brown.

Gaerte Engines Fast Car Dash (4 Laps): 1. 31 Andy Teunnesen2. 88 Mike Daggett 3. 2G Joe Griebe 4. 70 Jim Lingar.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 4. 19s Bret Mann, 5. 91 Joe Bares, 6. 25m Ken Mackey, 7. 88 Mike Daggett 8. 31 Andy Teunnesen 9. 46 Robert Huisken 10. 10 Davey Brown 11. 73 Dusty Shriver 12. 2G Joe Griebe 13. 21 Matt Lumbert 14. 70 Jim Lingar 15. 29s Marques Huffer. DNS: 2t Ralph Brakenberry, 8 Tim Champlin.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Dustin Daggett 1,262, 2. Brett Mann 1,016, 3. Ryan Grubaugh 1,007, 4. Robert Huisken 958, 5. Davey Brown 898, 6. Jim Lingar 850, 7. Matt Lumbert 838, 8. Ryan Ruhl 756, 9. Marques Huffer 752, 10. Ken Mackey 748.

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By Lonnie Wheatley

TULSA, Okla. (July 18, 2011) – The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP take center stage at the world’s Largest Free Fair as the series takes to the ½-mile Iona Fairground Speedway clay oval this Friday night.

Friday’s card, annually a popular stop on the ASCS SOD trail, will mark the fourth event Ionia event since the track was widened in 2008.

Previous winners at the Ionia Fairgrounds include defending series champion Ryan Grubaugh in 2008, Tim Norman in 2009 and current points leader Dustin Daggett last year.

While Daggett of Portland, MI, holds the current points lead on the strength of four feature wins this year, two-time series champion Brett Mann of Goshen, IN, rides a two-race winning streak into Friday’s action.

Others among the top ten in ASCS SOD points include Grubaugh (St. Johns, MI), Robert Huisken (Marne, MI), Davey Brown (Eaton Rapids, MI), Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN), Matt Lumbert (Dowling, MI), Marques Huff, Ken Mackey (Brooklyn, MI) and Ryan Ruhl.

Friday’s action at the Ionia Fairground Speedway is set to get under way at 7:00 p.m.

The Ionia Fairgrounds Speedway is located in Ionia, MI, off I-96 Exit 67, then seven miles north on SR 66. For more information, contact the track at 989-235-5200 or 989-235-5201.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is in its 32nd season of competition. Twenty-seven races are on the calendar scheduled 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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Mike Strevel

CRYSTAL, Mich. (July 16, 2011) – On a very hot evening at Crystal Motor Speedway Brett Mann took the eventual victory for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP main event at the 3/8 mile oval.

A nice field of 18 winged sprint cars made the second of three appearances for the 2011 season at the fast Michigan oval.

Mann from Goshen, IN started outside row four and finished behind driver Stuart Brubaker at the finish of the A-main, a post race inspection on the Ohio driver’s engine revealed no ASCS gasket, a violation of rules procedure. This awarded the victory to Mann. There were only one caution flag during the event at lap 15 and the remainder of the feature was a battle between several of the eventual top ten finishers.

Mann stated, “It’s great winning here at Crystal and putting on a show for these great fans.” The winner of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature thanked his fine sponsors including Biobased US, car owners Don and SueEllen Wilshe, Hoosier Tire and Lane Automotive.

The top ten finishers of the exciting feature race for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP were Mann, Gary Fast, Ken Mackey, Andy Teunessen, Ryan Ruhl, Davey Brown, Ryan Grubaugh, Trey Smith, Andy Chehowski and Robert Huisken.

Heat race wins were captured by Teunessen, Ruhl and Mann. The fast car dash went to Grubaugh.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-
Saturday July 16, 2011
Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal MI
Car Count (18)

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1. 31 Andy Teunessen 2. 20a Andy Chehowski 3. 70 Jim Lingar 4. Tim Champlain 5. 21 Matt Lumbert 6. 22t Tank Brakenberry

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 2. 10 Davey Brown, 3. 14 Gary Fast 4. 00 Ryan Grubaugh 5. 46 Robert Huisken 6. 2T Ralph Brakenberry

ARP Fastners Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 19s Brett Mann 2. 35 Stuart Brubaker 3. 25m Ken Mackey 4. 11 Trey Smith 5. 29 Marques Huffer 6. 89 Chris Pobanz

Gaerte Engines Fast Car Dash (4 Laps): 1. 00 Ryan Grubaugh 2. 8 Tim Champlain 3. 11 Trey Smith 4. 70 Jim Lingar

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 19s Brett Mann 2. 14 Gary Fast, 3. 25m Ken Mackey 4. 31 Andy Teunessen 5. 3w Ryan Ruhl 6. 10 Davey Brown 7. 00 Ryan Grubaugh 8. 11 Trey Smith 9. 20a Andy Chehowski 10. 46 Robert Huisken 11. 70 Jim Lingar 12. 29s Marques Huffer 13. 22T Tank Brakenberry 14. 89 Chris Pobanz 15. 21 Matt Lumbert 16. 2T Ralph Brakenberry 17. 8 Tim Champlain 18. 35 Stuart Brubaker (Disqualified).

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Dustin Daggett 1,112, 2. Brett Mann 886, 3. Ryan Grubaugh 865, 4. Robert Huisken 845, 5. Davey Brown 788, 6. Jim Lingar 748, 7. Matt Lumbert 734, 8. Marques Huffer 652, 9. Ken Mackey 626, 10. Ryan Ruhl 621.

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