Herrera Doubles Up with ASCS Southwest Sweep of USA Fall Classic TUCSON, Ariz. (October 4, 2008) -- New Mexico's Johnny Herrera completed a sweep of the weekend's American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region action at United Sports...
Herrera Doubles Up with ASCS Southwest Sweep of USA Fall Classic
TUCSON, Ariz. (October 4, 2008) -- New Mexico's Johnny Herrera completed a sweep of the weekend's American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region action at United Sports Arizona Race Park by racing to victory lane in Saturday night's USA Fall Classic championship feature event.
Herrera wrestled the lead away from Rick Ziehl a dozen laps into the main event en route to his ninth overall ASCS Regional victory of the season in as many starts.
Herrera was chased to the stripe by Ben Gregg, while Ziehl raced back up to third after a cut right rear tire with eight laps to go put him at the tail of the field.
Shawn Sander was fourth, with Jessica Van Dyke rounding out the top five. John Gaston was the final car on the lead lap in sixth, with Rick Boughan, Cody Cambensy, Joshua Williams and Kyle McCutcheon completing the top ten.
Boughan, Mike Rux, Jr., and Sander topped heat race action. Rux was unable to make the call for the feature when he suffered engine woes after taking the checkered flag in his heat race.
ASCS Southwest Region Results from USA Race Park:
Heat One: 1. 42-Rick Boughan, 2. 22b-Ben Gregg, 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 4. 5m-Brian O'Donnell, 5. 94-Ronnie Clark, 6. 57-Steve Stone, 7. 7d-Dennis Riley.
Heat Two: 1. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 2. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 3. 33-Rick Ziehl, 4. 35-Derrik Ortega, 5. 2-Alex Pettas, 6. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 7. 41-Joshua Williams.
Heat Three: 1. 48-Shawn Sander, 2. 94T-Cody Cambensy, 3. 22J-John Gaston, 4. 11T-Steve Lohn, 5. 00-Davey Johnson, 6. 34-Jerry Williams, 7. 7az-Bobby Collister.
"A" Feature: 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 22b-Ben Gregg, 3. 33-Rick Ziehl, 4. 48-Shawn Sander, 5. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 6. 22J-John Gaston, 7. 42-Rick Boughan, 8. 94T-Cody Cambensy, 9. 41-Joshua Williams, 10. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, Jr., 11. 11T-Steve Lohn, 12. 00-Davey Johnson, 13. 35-Derrik Ortega, 14. 7d-Dennis Riley, 15. 5m-Brian O'Donnell, 16. 94-Ronnie Clark, 17. 2-Alex Pettas, 18. 7az-Bobby Collister. DNS: 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 34-Jerry Williams, 57-Steve Stone.
ASCS Southwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Rick Ziehl 1,698, 2. Shawn Sander 1,674, 3. Cody Cambensy 1,624, 4. (tie) Ronnie Clark and Ben Gregg 1,592, 6. Joshua Williams 1,582, 6. Mike Rux, Jr. 1,522, 8. Jessica Van Dyke 1,519, 9. John Gaston 1,444, 10. Steve Lohn 1,313.