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ASCS Midwest Ready for Nebraska Double Dip

ASCS Midwest Ready for Nebraska Double Dip

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (June 29, 2009) – There will be plenty of fireworks in Nebraska this weekend as the American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region scatters the clay for two nights on Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday night, the series takes to Nebraska Raceway Park’s I-80 Speedway before moving on to McCool Junction’s Junction Motor Speedway on Friday night.

After becoming the series first repeat winner of 2009 by topping Friday night’s event at South Dakota’s I-90 Speedway, Chad Humston of Giltner, NE, has moved atop the ASCS Midwest Region championship point charts.

Humston holds a 23-point lead over two-time ASCS Northern Plains champion Lee Grosz of Harwood, ND, with Lincoln, Nebraska’s Jason Danley just one more point back in third.

Crete, Nebraska’s Mike Boston enters the weekend double ranked fourth, with Missouri’s Brian Brown in fifth. Brown, atop the all-time ASCS Midwest Region win charts with ten triumphs, is still looking for his first ASCS Midwest win of 2009.

The balance of the current top ten includes Don Droud, Jr. (Lincoln, NE), Jonathan Cornell (Sedalia, MO), Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD), Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD) and Jack Dover (Springfield, NE).

Humston topped the series last stop at I-80 Speedway in May, with Shane Stewart taking Midwest victory honors the following night at Junction Motor Speedway.

Thursday’s racing action at I-80 Speedway goes green at 7:00 p.m., with Friday’s card at Junction Motor Speedway firing off at 7:30 p.m.

Nebraska Raceway Park’s I-80 Speedway is located in Greenwood, NE, between Lincoln and Omaha off I-80 Exit 420, then 0.4 mile north on SR 63 then west. For more information, contact the track at 402-944-2233.

Junction Motor Speedway is located 5.6 miles south of York, NE, off I-80 Exit 353 on US 81, then 0.3 miles west on CR 4. For more information, contact the track at 402-773-5538.

The ASCS Midwest Region is slated for 13 nights of competition at a half dozen tracks throughout Nebraska and the surrounding areas of Missouri and South Dakota. The ASCS Northern Plains Region takes on the Midwest in six of those events.

Past ASCS Regional Winners at I-80 Speedway:
5/21/09 – Chad Humston (Midwest)
4/11/08 – Jonathan Cornell (Midwest)
4/10/08 – Billy Alley (Midwest)
8/14/07 – Jack Dover (Midwest)
4/15/07 – Chuck Swenson (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
4/14/07 – Brian Brown (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
8/15/06 – Billy Alley (Midwest)
7/3/06 – Jake Peters (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
4/8/06 – Brian Brown (Midwest vs. Northern Plains)
8/3/05 – Brian Brown (Midwest vs. National)
7/8/05 – Brian Brown (Midwest)
4/15/05 – Terry McCarl (Midwest)

Past ASCS Midwest Region Winners at Junction Motor Speedway:
5/22/09 – Shane Stewart
6/27/08 – Brian Brown
6/29/07 – Brian Brown
5/25/07 – Garry Lee Maier
6/30/06 – Brian Brown
5/26/06 – Jake Peters
5/27/05 – Jason Danley

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th 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 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at