ASCS Canyon-Southwest Championships this Weekend at CSP!
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (October 17, 2011) – Arizona race fans get the best of both worlds this coming weekend with both winged and wingless Sprint Cars taking to the 3/8-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval in Peoria, AZ.
On Friday night, the winged Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region slings the CSP clay, with the non-wing Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region taking to the track on Saturday night.
The second annual ASCS Canyon-Southwest Championships event marks the final events of the season for both series before the season-ending 44th Annual Western World Championships at Tucson’s USA Raceway on November 17-19.
Las Cruces’ Rick Ziehl and Surprise, Arizona’s Jeremy Sherman lead their respective series into the weekend as they both look to add to their career title counts.
After a run of five feature wins over the middle portion of the season, Ziehl holds a 226-point advantage over Calvin Landis as he seeks a fourth consecutive ASCS Southwest championship. Dalten Gabbard, Kyle McCutcheon and Lance Norick round out the current top ten in ASCS Southwest points.
In the wingless ranks, Jeremy Sherman has finished outside the top five just once in 14 events as he guns for a third ASCS Canyon Region title. Sherman holds a 66-point lead over Charles Davis, Jr., with R.J. Johnson, Andrew Reinbold and Ronnie Clark rounding out the current top five.
The winged Southwest Region has taken to CSP three times this season with Ziehl, wingless ace R.J. Johnson and Johnny Herrera each collecting victories.
The wingless Canyon forces have taken to CSP on five occasions this year, with Charles Davis, Jr., and R.J. Johnson topping the last two features after Sherman swept through the first three.
Among the top ASCS Sprint Car drivers will be the final outing for the ASCS2 Micro’s as they head into the final two events of the year. The ASCS2 stars will follow suite with a Friday night Winged adventure and finish off the season wingless on Saturday night.
Matt Martinez will use Sunday’s Figure 8 momentum into the final championship bout this Friday and Saturday night as he tries for win number two against a tough Figure 8 field. Martinez won his first Figure 8 race as he crossed the line on two wheels narrowly beating Anthony Madrid to the line.
Martinez and Madrid join a large cast as they aim for the first ever Figure 8 Championships at CSP a top the newly configured Figure 8 track.
The Southwest Championship and Figure 8 Championship will kick off a three week span of big events coming to Canyon Speedway this fall. The October 21st and 22nd Southwest Championship/Figure 8 Championship will be followed by the Hall of Fame Classic USAC Sprint Car event on the 28th and 29th and then capped off by the Desert Classic November 4th and 5th.
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