By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (September 26, 2011) – The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP brings the curtain down on the season with this Friday night’s “King of Michigan” event atop the semi-banked, ½-mile Hartford Motor Speedway clay oval.
Friday’s card is a makeup of the event originally scheduled for September 9 that fell victim to rain.
Friday’s action will mark the 21st night of competition for the ASCS Sprints on Dirt in 2011, with current series points leader Dustin Daggett victorious in eight of 18 main events thus far to extend his series best career win total to 84.
Holding a 182-point advantage over Brett Mann after winning Saturday night’s feature at I-96 Speedway, Daggett has locked up his third ASCS Sprints on Dirt championship.
With Daggett and Mann atop the point charts, Ryan Ruhl, Robert Huisken and Davey Brown round out the current top five with the rest of the top ten in points including Andy Teunessen, Matt Lumbert, Jim Lingar, Joe Bares and Marques Huffer.
Daggett has topped eight of the last nine SOD events contested at Hartford Motor Speedway, including the event earlier this year in May. He has claimed Hartford’s King of Michigan crown on six previous occasions, including three of the last four years. Brett Mann took top honors in 2008.
Friday’s action at Hartford Motor Speedway fires off at 8:00 p.m.
Hartford Motor Speedway is located in Hartford, MI, off I-94 Exit 46, then 1.3 miles north on Center Street, then four blocks west on Prospect Street. For more information, contact the track at 269-621-4482.
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.