Canyon Region Manzanita preview

Sherman Shoots for Five ASCS Canyon Wins in a Row this Saturday! TULSA, Okla. (July 21, 2008) -- Riding a recent wave of momentum, Jeremy Sherman tries to come one step closer to a second consecutive Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series...

Sherman Shoots for Five ASCS Canyon Wins in a Row this Saturday!

TULSA, Okla. (July 21, 2008) -- Riding a recent wave of momentum, Jeremy Sherman tries to come one step closer to a second consecutive Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region championship when the series takes to Manzanita Speedway's 1/3-mile clay oval this Saturday night.

After posting just three wins in the opening eleven feature events of the season, Sherman is about ready to deliver the knockout punch in the title race after racking up four wins in a row to run his season total to seven triumphs.

While Sherman tries to put the championship away in the dog days of an Arizona summer, the likes of Charles Davis, Jr., and others will keep things dicey in efforts to reach victory lane.

Davis enters Saturday's card 84 points in arrears to Sherman, with Mike Martin 76 markers behind Davis in third.

R.J. Johnson enters Saturday's card ranked fourth, just four points ahead of Nathan High. The balance of the current top ten includes Josh Pelkey, Andrew Reinbold, Mike Leslie, Justin Fisher and Thomas Ogle.

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 30 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.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 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 Mike Leslie , R.J. Johnson , Josh Pelkey