Gregg Wins ASCS Southwest Season Finale as Ziehl Takes Title
TUCSON, Ariz. (October 18, 2008) -- Ben Gregg added his eighth American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region feature win of the season by racing to victory lane in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at USA Race Park.
While Gregg added another win, it was Las Cruces, NM, shoe Rick Ziehl putting the finishing touches on the inaugural ASCS Southwest Region championship by posting a third-place finish behind Gregg and Shawn Sander.
El Paso's Sander led the initial 18 rounds of the season finale before Gregg took command. Gregg, Sander and Ziehl were chased to the line by Jessica Van Dyke, with John Carney, Jr., charging from the tail of the field to round out the top five.
Joshua Williams, Sander and Gregg topped heat race action.
ASCS Southwest Region Results from USA Race Park:
Heat One: 1. 41-Joshua Williams, 2. 42-Mike Rux, Jr., 3. 33-Rick Ziehl, 4. 5az-John Van Horn, 5. 11T-Steve Lohn. DNS: 7az-Bobby Collister.
Heat Two: 1. 48-Shawn Sander, 2. 94T-Cody Cambensy, 3. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 4. 94-Ronnie Clark, 5. 00-Davey Johnson, 6. 55-T.K. Lindahl.
Heat Three: 1. 22b-Ben Gregg, 2. 8-Daniel Hutto, 3. 27-Perry McMillin, 4. 14-Darrell Sickles, 5. 34-Gary Williams, 6. 18-John Carney, Jr.
"A" Feature: 1. 22b-Ben Gregg, 2. 48-Shawn Sander, 3. 33-Rick Ziehl, 4. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 5. 18-John Carney, Jr., 6. 42-Mike Rux, Jr., 7. 94T-Cody Cambensy, 8. 41-Joshua Williams, 9. 8-Daniel Hutto, 10. 94 Ronnie Clark, 11. 11T-Steve Lohn, 12. 14-Darrell Sickles, 13. 55-T.K. Lindahl, 14. 00-Davey Johnson, 15. 34-Gary Williams, 16. 5az-John Van Horn, 17. 27-Perry McMillin. DNS: 7az-Bobby Collister.
ASCS Southwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Rick Ziehl 1,842, 2. Shawn Sander 1,820, 3. Cody Cambensy 1,760, 4. Ben Gregg 1,742, 5. Ronnie Clark 1,722, 6. Joshua Williams 1,716, 7. Jessica Van Dyke 1,661, 8. Mike Rux, Jr. 1,660, 9. John Gaston 1,444, 10. Steve Lohn 1,441.