By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (August 30, 2010) – With the worst of the Arizona desert heat presumably in the books, the wingless forces of the American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region return to action for a pair of nights this weekend at Tucson’s USA Raceway.
The ASCS Canyon Region takes to the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval for the annual Hank Arnold Memorial, which includes two full nights of competition on Saturday and Sunday.
Leading the way into the weekend is Buckeye’s Charles Davis, Jr., who is vying for a second consecutive series championship after winning five of the series initial ten feature events of the year.
Davis carries a 142-point advantage into the weekend over two-time series champion Jeremy Sherman, who holds a slight advantage over the likes of Mike Martin, R.J. Johnson and Josh Pelkey in a tight battle for second in points.
The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Canyon points includes Andrew Reinbold, Ronnie Clark, Dalten Gabbard, Brian Hosford and Justin Quinn.
Rick Ziehl is the defending Hank Arnold Memorial after topping the first edition of the event held at USA Raceway last September. The previous year, Andrew Reinbold snapped a streak of four Jeremy Sherman wins in the Arnold Memorial by topping the final Arnold event at Manzanita.
Racing action on both Saturday and Sunday at USA Raceway is slated to go green at 6:45 p.m.
The 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval is located east of Tucson off I-10 Exit 268, then 1.6 mile south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information, contact the track at 520-574-8515.
The ASCS Canyon Region is currently slated for 18 overall nights of competition in 2010, including 13 nights in Arizona, a two-night Fourth of July weekend in New Mexico and pair of trips to California’s Perris Auto Speedway.
In its 19th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the American Sprint Car Series brings the best of Sprint Car racing to approximately 100 different tracks throughout 30 states and Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.