Canyon Region Manzanita preview

ASCS CANYON REGION READY FOR BUDDY TAYLOR MEMORIAL TULSA, Okla. (September 24, 2007) -- Jeremy Sherman and Charles Davis, Jr., will resume their rivalry in American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region action with this Saturday night's Buddy ...

ASCS CANYON REGION READY FOR BUDDY TAYLOR MEMORIAL

TULSA, Okla. (September 24, 2007) -- Jeremy Sherman and Charles Davis, Jr., will resume their rivalry in American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region action with this Saturday night's Buddy Taylor Memorial atop Manzanita Speedway's 0x00bd-mile clay oval in Phoenix, AZ.

The power duo of Sherman and Davis have combined to win 13 of 14 ASCS Canyon Region feature events thus far in 2007, with 15-year-old Chad Boat the only other driver to break into victory lane.

Davis picked off consecutive wins to run his season total to three triumphs before Sherman finally broke through to snare his first Casa Grande win of the year on September 15.

Sherman's tenth series win of the year allowed him to open his lead up to 151 markers over Davis, with just six nights of racing action remaining.

Sherman and Davis have monopolized victory lane in recent runnings of the Buddy Taylor Memorial as well, with Davis topping last year's edition following three consecutive Sherman victories in the annual event.

Finishing among the top ten in ten of 14 feature events is Bob Ream, Jr., who enters Saturday's Buddy Taylor Memorial ranked third in points. Ream is 18 points behind Davis and just a dozen points ahead of fourth-ranked Mike Leslie, with Josh Pelkey another twelve points back in fifth.

Andrew Reinbold is just another dozen points back in sixth in the heated ASCS Canyon Region points race, with Bernie Smith and Seainn Hendricsen entering Saturday's event tied for seventh. Shon Deskins and Mike Martin round out the current top ten.

Once again, $50 certificates will be awarded to each of the heat race winners, with Racing Optics sponsoring heat race one, Parker Store sponsoring heat race two, Kenz & Leslie/BG Chemicals sponsoring heat race three and Sunoco sponsoring heat race four. Arizona Race Mart sponsors the Pole Dash, while Sunoco will also award a $50 certificate to each "B" Main winner in ASCS Canyon Region action this year.

Saturday's Buddy Taylor Memorial at Manzanita Speedway fires off at 7:30 p.m.

Manzanita Speedway is located in Phoenix, AZ, off I-10 Exit 141, then four miles south on 35th Avenue to West Broadway. For more information, contact the track at 602-276-7575.

The ASCS Canyon Region brings the best in wingless Sprint Car racing to Arizona in 2007 with a slate of 24 events. In addition to Manzanita Speedway, the series will also be in action at Tucson's USA Race Park and Casa Grande's Central Arizona Raceway over the course of the season.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with the series set to sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit; ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Shon Deskins , Mike Martin , Mike Leslie , Chad Boat , Josh Pelkey