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Ziehl Scores ASCS Southwest Win at CSP!

By canyon | 22 May 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 21, 2011) – Three-time and reigning Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region champion Rick Ziehl picked off his first series win of the year by prevailing in Saturday night’s main event at Canyon Speedway Park.

Ziehl outlasted a fierce bid from John Carney II to take his sixth career ASCS Southwest triumph aboard the Wesmar-powered Lucas Oil No. 20z Maxim as the winged Southwest Region made its first stop of the year atop Peoria clay.

While Ziehl started from the pole, Carney challenged from the sixth position and poised to take the lead until tangling with an infield tire while in battle.  Ziehl went on to secure the win in front of Kyle McCutcheon and Joshua Williams while Carney rebounded to salvage fourth.

Dalten Gabbard rounded out the top five, with J.T. Imperial, Josh Pelkey, Lance Norick, Steve Stone and Chuck Buckman completing the top ten.

Calvin Landis and Kaylene Verville claimed heat race wins.

Matt Martinez used lapped traffic to squeeze by Jeff Stafford on his way to winning the 20-lap Pure Stock feature marking his first CSP Pure Stock triumph of 2011.  Martinez, who won the very first Western States Stock Car Series event at Canyon Speedway earlier in the year, raced from the seventh position to win with Stafford settling for second and Ty Weidner rounding out the top three.

Dustin Cormany was able to hold off Mike Visser and Dave Vaness for the 20-lap ASCS2 feature win.

Full Results:

The Total Seal Late Model Series headlines a two day Memorial Weekend double header also featuring Southwest Modlites, Pure Stocks, X-Mods and Bombers.  Racing gets under way when general admission tickets go on sale at 5pm for only $15 for adults, Senior and Military $13 and children 12 under are always free. Racing will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

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Canyon Speedway Park is located in North Peoria off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles West on Carefree Highway.  For more information please, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or additional information regarding Canyon Speedway Park can be found at

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