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April 9, 2012

Bowman: Stanbrough, Walker score wins in LPS opener

Gas City track set to open this Friday

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For the first time in a handful of years the facility will host a leg of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series Indiana Sprint Week and the track is getting rave reviews from fans and drivers alike. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.lincolnparkspeedway.com.

 

Mintz, Blaney win in ASCOCS

The All-Star Circuit of Champion Series (ASCOCS) took to the dirt at the Attica Raceway Park over the weekend and Craig Mintz and Dale Blaney both walked away victorious.

In Saturday’s show, Mintz used a last-lap, last-corner pass around former World of Outlaw standout Stevie Smith to win the 40-lap feature in the Attica Spring Nationals. The finale went green to checkered and Mintz led early on only to get past by the hard-charging Smith.

With the laps winding down, Smith was out front but Mintz and Greg Wilson were mounting a charge, setting the stage for Mintz’s last lap heroics. Smith settled for second and Wilson third. Blaney and Randy Hannigan rounded out the top five.

Friday night saw the same two drivers running up front, only this time roles were reversed as Blaney got underneath Mintz in turn one after taking the white flag. Blaney then held on to score the win with Mintz right behind.

 

Gas City to open gates

The Gas City I-69 Speedway will kick off its 2012 season Friday night with its weekly program of sprint cars, U.M.P. Modifieds, Street Stocks and Thunder Cars.

Some big hitters are expected to be on hand in the sprint car division as many drivers are expected to use the opener as a Test and Tune prior to the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series event slated for April 20.

Hot laps should begin around 6:30 with the first race slated to push off at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the track website at www.gascityi69speedway.com.

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