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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.
Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region Results from Canyon Speedway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 79-Calvin Landis, 2. 57x-Steve Stone, 3. 90-Lance Norick, 4. 41-Joshua Williams, 5. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 6. 61x-Chuck Buckman, 7. 8az-Jordan Stetson, 8. 1x-J.T. Imperial.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 01-Kaylene Verville, 2. 8-John Carney II, 3. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 4. 31-Josh Pelkey, 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 6. 15c-Joey Chester, 7. 74b-Colby Copeland.
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 2. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 3. 41-Joshua Williams, 4. 8-John Carney II, 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 6. 1x-J.T. Imperial, 7. 31-Josh Pelkey, 8. 90-Lance Norick, 9. 57x-Steve Stone, 10. 61x-Chuck Buckman, 11. 79-Calvin Landis, 12. 8az-Jordan Stetson, 13. 15c-Joey Chester, 14. 01-Kaylene Verville, 15. 74b-Colby Copeland.
Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Points (Top 10): 1. Rick Ziehl 844, 2. John Carney II 797, 3. Calvin Landis 753, 4. Kyle McCutcheon 739, 5. Joshua Williams 733, 6. Lance Norick 694, 7. Dalten Gabbard 692, 8. Steve Stone 572, 9. Joshua Hodges 562, 10. Joey Chester 492.