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54 DRIVERS TIED FOR POINT LEAD AT OSHKOSH SPEEDZONE BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS .. FINAL PRE-SEASON PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY

Oshkosh, WI, April 24, 2012: In less than two weeks, the 2012 racing season at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway will get underway and before the first green flag falls 54 drivers are tied atop the standings.

Drivers who filed their information forms before the deadline of April 22nd were awarded 5 bonus points towards the 2012 championship. The highest number of forms presented occurred in the Modified class where 20 competitors are officially tied for the lead.

Oshkosh Speedzone does this bonus program to easy the registration load on opening night and it has proven successful over the past several seasons.

Anticipation will continue to build toward the May 4th opening night program presented by WXMM 92.9FM Country Radio. Drivers have one more opportunity to hit the track before the season officially gets underway as the final pre-season practice will take place this Saturday afternoon April 28th on the third-mile clay oval. Fans are encouraged to come see the action from the grandstand with FREE admission.

Pit gates will open at 11:00am. With practice running from Noon until 4:00pm. Last week, during the first pre-season practice, nearly 60 drivers took to the track to shake down their rides. The track proved very racy throughout the entire practice session. Pit admission for this week's practice session is again set at $15.

Fans can expect to witness cars in each of the five weekly classes including the Automotive Supply Company Modifieds, Miller Lite Grand Nationals, Leon's Frozen Custard IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds, Total Power Sales Street Stocks and Lynn's Service Center Dirt Devils.

Last week several Late Models were also on hand testing for the WDLMA event to be held in conjunction with the Badger Modified Tour on Tuesday Night, August 21st. The Leon's Frozen Custard IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds are also on the program which will be presented by Hansel Trucking.

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked clay oval located at the Sunnyview Expo Center which resides near the intersection of Highways 76 and County Trunk Y in Oshkosh. Weekly racing Friday Night racing continues until September. Fans and drivers are encouraged to visit the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net for additional information on upcoming racing events. You can also follow Speedzone on Facebook and Twitter and you can subscribe to our FREE weekly e-newsletter which will arrive in your inbox by visiting the track website.

Below is a listing of all the drivers who earned 5 bonus points for the upcoming 2012 racing season.

Automotive Supply Company Modifieds

3M Mike Mueller

4M Jerry Muenster

5L Tim Lemirande

5M Eddie Muenster

7E Charlie Ewald

7N Steve Nickolaus

8D Brian Drexler

10M Joe McGrath

11S Travis Spaulding

11T Robby Thiel

17K Mike Klenz

18K Matt Klenz

20P Ryan Besaw

29E Chris Engles

37S John Schultz

39S Dennis Schultz

39T Pat Toetz

42S Jamie Schmidt

67M Scott Magsamen

72R Justin Ritchie

Miller Lite Grand Nationals

1K Rex Karner

7G Brian Gillies

09V Terry Van Roy

21R Tim Reichenberger

21S Steve Schneider

47S Nick Schumacher

49W Troy Weich

52S John Schultz III

69S TJ Smith

79B Arianne Beattie

84V Jeremy VanderZanden

96R Randy Rahn

98S Tom Schneider

Total Power Sales Street Stocks

08A Jonny Ashcraft

2W Jerry Winkler

4K Jerry Kope

5N Mike Nehmer

12J Jeff Jungwirth

21S Matt Schultz

22K Dan Knaus

24K Frank Knaus

42A Lexii Ashcraft

44G Rich Garb

87L Gordy Lewis

Lynn's Service Dirt Devils

11E Chad Ewald

13F Jason Fairbank

15K Hillary Kruetz

19T Tyler Tniel

19W Cory Wegner

20T Tracy Peebles

22F Rick Fairbank

23M Joe Mink

76M Mike Montie

77L Wes Lungwitz