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Charles in Charge of ASCS Canyon Region at USA

From Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (June 26, 2010) – Charles Davis, Jr., bolstered his American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region points lead by snaring his fourth series victory of the season in Saturday night’s 30-lap main event at USA Raceway.

After assuming command in the final rounds, Davis, Jr., held off two-time series champ Jeremy Sherman in traffic to secure the win aboard the Roush Yates Ford-powered Massey Motorsports No. 50 entry.

Leading the way from the pole position, Josh Pelkey was within ten circuits of his first ASCS win until clipping an infield tire and collecting second-runner Rick Ziehl in the process.

Davis, Jr., assumed the point and beat Sherman to the stripe, with Stevie Sussex, 14th-starter Andrew Reinbold and Ronnie Clark rounding out the top five.

Chris Bonneau was sixth, with “B” Main winner Bruce St. James, J.T. Imperial, Brian Hosford and Bob Ream, Jr., completing the top ten.

Pelkey, Ziehl and Ream, Jr., topped Saturday night’s heat race action before St. James won the “B” Main.

ASCS Canyon Region Results from Canyon Speedway Park:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 6-Ronnie Clark, 3. 78-Chris Bonneau, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 8az-Jordan Stetson, 6. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 7. 6c-Rex Calderwood, 8. 90-Lance Norick. DNS: 61-Jeff Slinkard.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 2. 50z-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 11-J.T. Imperial, 4. 9-Brandon Lane, 5. 0-Shon Deskins, 6. 93-Justin Quinn, 7. 5x-Jody Wirth, 8. 96-Carson Ditsch, 9. 77m-R.J. Johnson.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 2. 32b-Brian Hosford, 3. 62-Stevie Sussex, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 14-Coleman Gulick, 8. 57-Steve Stone. DNS: 27h-Jeremy Huebner.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 14-Coleman Gulick, 3. 57-Steve Stone, 4. 96-Carson Ditsch, 5. 93-Justin Quinn, 6. 90-Lance Norick, 7. 6c-Rex Calderwood, 8. 77-Dalten Gabbard. DNS: 77m-R.J. Johnson, 61-Jeff Slinkard, 27h-Jeremy Huebner.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 3. 62-Stevie Sussex, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 6-Ronnie Clark, 6. 78-Chris Bonneau, 7. 7k-Bruce St. James, 8. 11-J.T. Imperial, 9. 32b-Brian Hosford, 10. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 11. 9-Brandon Lane, 12. 0-Shon Deskins, 13. 96-Carson Ditsch, 14. 8az-Jordan Stetson, 15. 5x-Jody Wirth, 16. 12-Josh Pelkey, 17. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 18. 16-Mike Martin, 19. 14-Coleman Gulick, 20. 57-Steve Stone.

ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Charles Davis, Jr. 971, 2. Josh Pelkey 892, 3. Jeremy Sherman 875, 4. Mike Martin 868, 5. Andrew Reinbold 836, 6. Stevie Sussex 826, 7. R.J. Johnson 822, 8. Ronnie Clark 745, 9. Brian Hosford 665, 10. Dalten Gabbard 647.