Canyon Region Mazanita preview

ASCS CANYON REGION TAKES ON MANZY'S HALF-MILE THIS SATURDAY! TULSA, Okla. (March 26, 2007) -- After a wet weekend washed out this past weekend's American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region's scheduled 50-lapper, the series returns to Manzanita ...

ASCS CANYON REGION TAKES ON MANZY'S HALF-MILE THIS SATURDAY!

TULSA, Okla. (March 26, 2007) -- After a wet weekend washed out this past weekend's American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region's scheduled 50-lapper, the series returns to Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, AZ, with it's first event of the season atop the 0x00bd-mile clay oval.

The series opened the 2007 season in top form with Jeremy Sherman topping a field of 29 entries on the 1/3-mile oval on March 10. Saturday's go on the 0x00bd-mile marks the first of three consecutive events on the big track for the ASCS Canyon Region with April 14 and April 28 events to follow.

Piloting Fred Bryan's No. 77 Maxim, Sherman holds the early advantage in the series championship points race over past fellow champions Charles Davis, Jr., Josh Pelkey and Bob Ream, Jr.

Rookie contender Jeremy Reagles is fifth, with the balance of the current top ten including Ronnie Clark, Michael Colegrove, Mike Leslie, R.J. Johnson and Shon Deskins.

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 racing action goes 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 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 , Ronnie Clark , Mike Leslie , Josh Pelkey