By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (September 19, 2011) – With the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP season winding down, the series makes one last stop atop the 3/8-mile I-96 Speedway dirt oval in Lake Odessa, MI, this Saturday night.
Only Hartford Motor Speedway’s rescheduled King of Michigan event on September 30 remains after Saturday’s tilt at I-96 Speedway.
Saturday marks just the second stop of the season at I-96 after two other scheduled stops fell victim to rain. Current series points leader Daggett picked up one of his seven series wins on the season in the June 18 card at I-96.
With those seven triumphs, Daggett holds a 174-point lead over Brett Mann, with Ryan Ruhl, Robert Huisken and Davey Brown filling out the current top five. The rest of the top ten includes Matt Lumbert, Andy Teunessen, Jim Lingar, Ryan Grubaugh and Marques Huffer.
While I-96 Speedway has been a regular SOD stop over the years, the series has only taken to the 3/8-mile on two previous occasions with Daggett winning both times.
Saturday’s racing action fires off at 7:00 p.m.
Lake Odessa, Michigan’s I-96 Speedway is located off I-96 Exit 64, then 0.5 miles south, then 0.7 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 616-642-0555.
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.