Boat Sinks Sherman's ASCS Canyon Region Streak with Casa Grande Gold CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (May 12, 2007) -- It took a 15-year-old dynamo in the form of Chad Boat to put a screeching halt to a seemingly unstoppable Jeremy Sherman in American...
Boat Sinks Sherman's ASCS Canyon Region Streak with Casa Grande Gold
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (May 12, 2007) -- It took a 15-year-old dynamo in the form of Chad Boat to put a screeching halt to a seemingly unstoppable Jeremy Sherman in American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region action, as the young gun charged to victory lane in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Central Arizona Raceway.
Boat's strong drive to the winner's circle snapped a four-race win streak by Sherman in ASCS Canyon Region competition.
While Boat, the son of past Indy car racer and Chili Bowl champion Billy Boat, started the feature event from the front row outside, it was past Arizona state Sprint Car champion Charles Davis, Jr., gunning into the lead at the drop of the green flag.
But the young Boat kept the pressure on before finally muscling into the lead midway through the feature event and then fighting off a late challenge to snare his first career ASCS feature victory and second overall Sprint Car feature win aboard the Billy Boat Performance Exhaust/Room Store No. 30 Maxim.
Sherman fought his way into the runner-up position in the final rounds, with Davis settling for the show position. Josh Pelkey snared fourth, with Mike Martin posting his best run of the season by rounding out the top five.
Bernie Smith was sixth, with Andrew Reinbold, Bob Ream, Jr., Michael Colegrove and Jeff Henry completing the top ten.
Bruce St. James and J.T. Imperial both flipped in the feature event.JThere were no injuries.
Reinbold, St. James and Sherman topped heat race action.
ASCS Canyon Region Results from Central Arizona Raceway:
Heat One: 1. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 2. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 3. 78-Chris Bonneau, 4. 71-Scott Pasmore, 5. 2-Michael Colegrove, 6. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 7. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 8. 20L-Mark Reinbold.
Heat Two: 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 30-Chad Boat, 3. 76-Mike Leslie, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 14-Bernie Smith, 6. 61-Justin Fisher, 7. 17az-Michael Bryan. DNS: 27n-Nick Aiuto.
Heat Three: 1. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 2. 32az-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 54-Josh Pelkey, 4. 12-Jeff Henry, 5. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 6. 62-Shon Deskins, 7. 72-Mike Bonneau, 8. 6x-J.T. Imperial, 9. 74-Derek Williams.
Pole Dash: 1. 32az-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 30-Chad Boat, 3. 54-Josh Pelkey, 4. 7k-Bruce St. James, 5. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 6. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 7. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 8. 76-Mike Leslie.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 30-Chad Boat, 2. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 3. 32az-Charles Davis, Jr., 4, 54-Josh Pelkey, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 14-Bernie Smith, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 8. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 9. 2-Michael Colegrove, 10. 12-Jeff Henry, 11. 62-Shon Deskins, 12. 78-Chris Bonneau, 13. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 14. 76-Mike Leslie, 15. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 16. 71-Scott Pasmore, 17. 61-Justin Fisher, 18. 74-Derek Williams, 19. 17az-Michael Bryan, 20. 72-Mike Bonneau, 21. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 22. 7k-Bruce St. James, 23. 6x-J.T. Imperial, 24. 20L-Mark Reinbold. DNS: 27n-Nick Aiuto.
ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jeremy Sherman 746, 2. Josh Pelkey 700, 3. Mike Leslie 662, 4. Bernie Smith 656, 5. Mike Martin 648, 6. Michael Colegrove 646, 7. (tie) Seainn Hendricsen and Bob Ream, Jr. 642, 9. Chad Boat 618, 10. Andrew Reinbold 612.