Southwest Region Tucson finale preview

ASCS Southwest Season Finale Saturday at USA! TULSA, Okla. (October 14, 2008) -- The inaugural season of racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region comes to a conclusion with this Saturday night's card...

ASCS Southwest Season Finale Saturday at USA!

TULSA, Okla. (October 14, 2008) -- The inaugural season of racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region comes to a conclusion with this Saturday night's card atop the 3/8-mile USA Race Park clay oval in Tucson, AZ.

And, it's Las Cruces, NM, shoe Rick Ziehl who is just one night away from collecting some more championship hardware, as he enters Saturday night's action with a 24-point lead over El Paso's Shawn Sander.

Ziehl will try to add the ASCS Southwest Region championship to a lengthy list of title that includes top Sprint Car honors at USA Race Park in both 2006 and 2007.

Sander, an ASCS Southwest winner at USA on June 7, will try to deny Ziehl the crown. While Ziehl can secure the title with a finish of eleventh or better, Sander is in position to take quick advantage if anything goes awry for Ziehl.

Eighteen-year-old rookie shoe Cody Cambensy of Tucson enters Saturday's season finale ranked third, 74 markers out of the lead, with Ben Gregg of Phoenix and Tucson's Ronnie Clark tied for fourth.

Glendale's Joshua Williams is ranked sixth, with the balance of the top ten including Mesa's Mike Rux, Jr., Tucson's Jessica Van Dyke, Peoria's John Gaston and Tucson's Steve Lohn.

The ASCS Southwest Region season finale at Tucson's USA Race Park is set to go green at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night.

The semi-banked, 3/8-mile United Sports Arizona Race Park clay oval is located east of Tucson off I-10 Exit 268, then 1.6 mile south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information, contact the track at 520-574-8515.

Saturday marks the 13th night of competition for the ASCS Southwest Region throughout the state of Arizona in 2008.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 Rick Ziehl , Ronnie Clark , Ben Gregg
Teams Williams