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.