By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (August 22, 2011) – The dirt in Michigan will be flying as the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP take to a pair of tracks for some Labor Day weekend action.
The ASCS Sprints on Dirt kicks off the weekend on Friday night at Rothbury’s Winston Speedway before moving on to Crystal Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
With six SOD wins this season to run his career series’ best total to 82, Dustin Daggett holds the current series points lead with a 137-point advantage over fellow two-time series champion Brett Mann.
Robert Huisken has climbed to third in points, with Ryan Ruhl and Davey Brown rounding out the top five. The rest of the top ten includes Jim Lingar, Matt Lumbert, Ryan Grubaugh, Marques Huffer and Andy Teunessen.
Friday marks the second stop of the year at Winston Speedway, where Daggett picked off his sixth win of the season in July. Daggett became the sixth different winner in the last six SOD events at Winston with others including Dain Naida (2010), Gregg Dalman (2009), Mann (2008), Ben Rutan (2007) and Gary Fast (2006).
Saturday is the third and final stop of the year at Crystal Motor Speedway. Daggett scored his ninth consecutive Crystal win in the SOD season opener on May 1 before Mann reached Crystal victory lane on July 17.
Friday’s ASCS SOD action at Winston Speedway fires off at 7:15 p.m., with Saturday’s green flag at Crystal Motor Speedway flying at 7:30 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.
Crystal Motor Speedway is located in Crystal, MI, 5.5 miles north of SR 57 on Crystal Road, then east on Sidney. For more information, contact the track at 989-235-5200.
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.