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For Immediate Release
Cody Gardner Sees Lead in COMP Cams Interstate Points Reduced
Memphis, Tennessee (06/26/12) - While he continues to lead the COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It standings Cody Gardner saw his lead cut in half on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) after he broke a drive line, while leading early in the event. His 22nd place finish combined with a feature win by defending series' champion, AG Rains, cut Gardner's lead to just forty points. Jan Howard, Ernie Ainsworth, and Rick Pringle round out the top five in the series points. Feature winners in the series so far include Gary Taylor, Jan Howard, Zach Pringle, Brian Bell, Derek Hagar, Cody Gardner, AG Rains, and Tim Crawley.
The series will take a one week break before being back in action at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday night, July 7th. For more information, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .
The COMP Cams Interstate Cup was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains claimed the initial title. For 2012 the tracks have once again coincided their schedule to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night and to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point's event at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. A driver will be allowed to miss one event at each track and still be eligible for point's money and prizes, but there will be no drop races. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.
COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 5th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 29th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 6th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.
Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose. For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund. For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .
The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.