John Carney II Snags ASCS Southwest Shootout Prelim Victory

2016 ASCS Southwest Top Story

2016 ASCS Southwest Top Story

By Bryan Hulbert

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (April 1, 2016) Jumping in the John James owned No. 4j, El Paso’s John Carney II picked up his third overall A-Feature victory in 2016, and his second career win with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in the ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout.

Battling the better part of the race with Logan Forler, the duo traded the lead on Lap 14 with Forler stealing it away off the exit of turn-two. Skipping through the cushion in turn-three, Carney turned the car down the track to keep his night’s record of laps led perfect.

Taking several shots on late race restarts, Forler was unable to keep pace with the No. 4j, settling for the runner-up spot.

Coming from eighth, Johnny Herrera was in the mix for the win as well in the latter part of the race. Rolling low, the No. 45x crossed third with Rick Ziehl taking the night’s final transfer spot into Saturday’s $5,000 to win A-Feature event and in doing so, takes over the series points lead.

Arizona’s Colton Hardy rounded out the night’s top-five.

From 18th, Wes Wofford came up to finish sixth with R.J. Johnson in tow. Kyle McCutcheon was eighth with Bob Ream, Jr. ninth. After spinning on Lap 11, Lorne Wofford rebounded to finish out the top-ten.

The ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region concludes on Saturday, April 2 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. Racing gets underway at 7:45 P.M. (MT). For more information, log onto

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Race Results:

ASCS Southwest Region
Southern New Mexico Speedway – Las Cruces, N.M.
ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout
Friday, April 1, 2016

Car Count: 27

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colton Hardy; 2. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 3. 91-Casey Buckman; 4. 21-Brandon Schure; 5. 2-Shad Peterson; 6. 14-Cody Sickles; 7. (DNF) 29-Darrell Sickles

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-John Carney II; 2. 12-James Mosher; 3. 77-Colt Treharn; 4. 48-Shawn Sander; 5. 18-Kyle McCutcheon; 6. 01-Kaylene Verville; 7. 24-Rich Martin

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 4U-James Aragon; 3. 51-R.J. Johnson; 4. 18W-Lorne Wofford; 5. 90-Lance Norick; 6. 19-Wes Wofford; 7. 0J-Jeremy McCune

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 3. 12-James Mosher; 4. 75X-J.T. Imperial; 5. 131-Royal Jones; DNS 22-Jesse Baker

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 90-Lance Norick[3]; 2. 19-Wes Wofford[5]; 3. 75X-J.T. Imperial[4]; 4. 01-Kaylene Verville[6]; 5. 0J-Jeremy McCune[8]; 6. 2-Shad Peterson[2]; 7. 131-Royal Jones[1]; 8. 29-Darrell Sickles[9]; 9. 24-Rich Martin[10]; 10. 14-Cody Sickles[7]; 11. 22-Jesse Baker[11]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-John Carney II[1]; 2. 2L-Logan Forler[3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 4. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[4]; 5. 74-Colton Hardy[7]; 6. 19-Wes Wofford[18]; 7. 51-R.J. Johnson[12]; 8. 18-Kyle McCutcheon[16]; 9. 8-Bob Ream Jr[5]; 10. 18W-Lorne Wofford[11]; 11. 0J-Jeremy McCune[21]; 12. 77-Colt Treharn[13]; 13. 91-Casey Buckman[9]; 14. 12-James Mosher[2]; 15. 48-Shawn Sander[15]; 16. 01-Kaylene Verville[20]; 17. 131-Royal Jones[23]; 18. 4U-James Aragon[6]; 19. 2-Shad Peterson[22]; 20. (DNF) 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 21. (DNF) 21-Brandon Schure[14]; 22. (DNF) 90-Lance Norick[17]; 23. (DNF) 75X-J.T. Imperial[19]; 24. (DNF) 29-Darrell Sickles[24]