Tuesday, May 24, 2011
ASCS SOD Set for Annual Ohio Memorial Day Weekend Triple
by Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. -- The Michigan-based Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series is set for its annual trek through Ohio with three events at three different tracks over this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The weekend set gets under way on Friday night at Lima’s Limaland Motorsports Park, moves on to Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday and then concludes atop the high banks of Eldora Speedway near Rossburg on Sunday night.
All three events will pit the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt contenders versus the Ohio-based NRA Sprint Invaders.
With the initial pair of ASCS Sprints on Dirt events in the books for 2011, Portland, Michigan’s Dustin Daggett is out to the early lead with triumphs at Crystal Motor Speedway (April 30) and Hartford Motor Speedway (April 20) extending his career SOD win total to 78, tops in series history.
Daggett is out to the early lead over defending series champion Ryan Grubaugh of St. Johns, MI, who is just two points ahead of Bellevue, MI, shoe Gregg Dalman. Trey Smith and Joe Bares round out the early top five in ASCS SOD points with the balance of the top ten including Davey Brown, Jared Horstman, Shawn Dancer, Robert Huisken and Matt Lumbert.
Last year’s tripleheader versus NRA in Ohio produced three winners in three nights including Luke Hall (Limaland), J.R. Stewart (Waynesfield) and Randy Hannagan (Eldora).
Friday’s action at Limaland Motorsports Park goes green at 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s green flag at Waynesfield Motorsports Park flies at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday’s tilt at Eldora Speedway gets under way at 7:30 p.m.
The high-banked, ¼-mile Limaland Motorsports Park clay oval is located near Lima, OH, off I-75 Exit 127, then seven miles west on SR 81, then 0.2 miles north on Dutch Hollow Road. For more information, contact the track at 419-339-6249 (race day) or 419-998-3168.
The high-banked, ¼-mile Waynesfield Motorsports Park dirt oval is located two miles north of US 33 on Waynesfield 261, then 0.2 miles west on Blank Pike 160. For more information, contact the track at 419-568-3201.
The high-banked, ½-mile Eldora Speedway dirt oval is located 2.5 miles north of Rossburg, OH, on SR 118. For more information, contact the track at 937-338-3815.
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.