By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (April 4, 2011) – Gunning for back-to-back wins for the first time since the latter portion of 2008, Jeremy Sherman is out to the early Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region points lead as the wingless Sprint Cars take to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ, this Saturday night.
Saturday’s card marks the second of six scheduled stops atop the 3/8-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval including the recently added April 30 event.
Sherman topped the series most recent event, a March 26 card at Canyon Speedway Park, to take over the series points lead after a runner-up finish in the series season opener two weeks earlier at Tucson’s USA Raceway.
A prolific winner over the initial two seasons of ASCS Canyon Region action, Sherman’s March 26 triumph marked just his third win since reeling off three in row in October of 2008. His March 26 score over Ronnie Clark and Bob Ream, Jr., marked his 29th overall ASCS Canyon Region win, but it was his first series win at Canyon Speedway Park.
Sherman enters Saturday’s action with a 26-point advantage over opening night winner R.J. Johnson, with two-time and defending series champion Charles Davis, Jr., another six points back in third.
Ronnie Clark is currently fourth, with Andrew Reinbold rounding out the top five. The balance of the current top ten in points includes Bob Ream, Jr., Matt Rossi, Thomas Ogle, Dalten Gabbard and Nathan High.
Saturday night’s racing action is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m.
Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park is located 25 miles north of Phoenix on I-17 to Exit 223, then 6.3 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-7223.
The Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region brings the best of wingless Sprint Car racing action to fans in Arizona with 19 scheduled nights of competition at Tucson’s USA Raceway and Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park.
The 2011 season marks the 20th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with approximately 200 nights of competition at tracks throughout the nation and into 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.