Pelkey Pounces on ASCS Canyon Opportunity at USA!

From Lonnie Wheatley

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 14, 2011) – Andrew Reinbold’s late race misfortune proved just enough for the past Arizona state Sprint Car champion to take top honors aboard Robbie Allen’s Advanced Engine-powered ABC Body Shop No. 12 entry.

Pelky assumed command in the final handful of circuits when Reinbold clipped in infield tire and suffered race-ending front end damage with a commanding lead. Pelkey went on to take the win over Nathan High, with two-time and defending series champion Charles Davis, Jr., claiming the show position after starting from the pole.

Current series points leader Jeremy Sherman climbed from 11th to fourth, with Matt Rossi rounding out the top five. Bruce St. James was sixth, with Ronnie Clark, Mike Martin, Chris Bonneau and Brian Hosford completing the top ten.

Pelkey and Reinbold topped heat race action.

Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region Results from USA Raceway:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 6-Ronnie Clark, 3. 62-Nathan High, 4. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 23-Josh Castro, 8. 11g-Garrett Guilkey, 9. 51-R.J. Johnson, 10. 9x-Ryan Linder.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 2. 2-Matt Rossi, 3. 96-Carson Ditsch, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 93-Justin Quinn, 6. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 7. 16-Mike Martin, 8. 78-Chris Bonneau, 9. 32b-Brian Hosford, 10. 74b-Derek Williams.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 62-Nathan High, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 5. 2-Matt Rossi, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 6-Ronnie Clark, 8. 16-Mike Martin, 9. 78-Chris Bonneau, 10. 32b-Brian Hosford, 11. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 12. 23-Josh Castro, 13. 93-Justin Quinn, 14. 11g-Garrett Guilkey, 15. 9x-Ryan Linder, 16. 74b-Derek Williams, 17. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 18. 96-Carson Ditsch, 19. 27n-Nick Aiuto. DNS: 51-R.J. Johnson.

Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jeremy Sherman 864, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. 779, 3. Ronnie Clark 702, 4. R.J. Johnson 701, 5. Josh Pelkey 690, 6. Matt Rossi 684, 7. Andrew Reinbold 682, 8. Dalten Gabbard 642, 9. Bruce St. James 618, 10. (tie) Mike Martin and Josh Castro 576.