Canyon Region Manzanita preview

ASCS Canyon Region Action Continues at Manzanita! TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2008) -- The action continues to intensify for the Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region as the series takes to Manzanita Speedway's ...

ASCS Canyon Region Action Continues at Manzanita!

TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2008) -- The action continues to intensify for the Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region as the series takes to Manzanita Speedway's 1/3-mile in Phoenix, AZ, this Saturday night.

Saturday's "Tribute to Cole Kaskey Night" at Manzanita Speedway marks the seventh night of competition for the ASCS Canyon Region thus far in 2008 and the fifth time on the 1/3-mile.

R.J. Johnson topped this past Saturday night's ASCS Canyon Region feature event, joining Casey Shuman as the second series first-time winner of 2008. Jeremy Sherman and Charles Davis, Jr., have each claimed two feature wins.

Pursuing a second consecutive ASCS Canyon Region championship, Sherman holds a 34-point advantage over Davis, with Nathan High just eight points behind Davis in third.

Johnson jumped from eighth to fourth in points with his feature win, while Mike Martin rounds out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten includes Josh Pelkey, Jeremy Reagles, Thomas Ogle and Mike Leslie, with Justin Fisher and Andrew Reinbold tied for tenth.

Certificates will be awarded to each of the heat race winners, with Racing Optics sponsoring heat race one, MPD Race Products sponsoring heat race two, Winters Performance sponsoring heat race three and Sunoco sponsoring heat race four. Arizona Race Mart sponsors the Trophy Dash, while Sunoco will also award a certificate to each "B" Main winner in ASCS Canyon Region action this year. Parker Store sponsors the Roll for Inversion.

Saturday's Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region action at Manzanita Speedway is set to go green 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 Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region brings the best in non-wing Sprint Car racing to Arizona with a full slate of 29 nights of racing in 2008. In addition to events atop both the 0x00bd-mile and 1/3-mile ovals at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, 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.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Mike Martin , Mike Leslie , R.J. Johnson , Josh Pelkey , Casey Shuman