Davis Charges to ASCS Canyon Win at Casa Grande CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (June 23, 2007) -- Charles Davis, Jr., has been knocking on the door all year long. He finally broke through that door to capture his first American Sprint Car ...
Davis Charges to ASCS Canyon Win at Casa Grande
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (June 23, 2007) -- Charles Davis, Jr., has been knocking on the door all year long. He finally broke through that door to capture his first American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region feature win of the year in Saturday night's 30-lap feature at Central Arizona Raceway.
After posting five runner-up finishes in the opening eight events of the season, Davis took command when early pacesetter Bobby Taylor was forced pitside with rearend woes and led the rest of the way aboard the Don Ott-powered All State Utility Construction No. 32az F5-chassis.
Davis was chased to the checkered flag by Chris Bonneau, who posted his top finish of the year in ASCS Canyon Region competition. Seainn Hendricsen earned his first podium finish of the season by claiming the show position, with Shon Deskins and Bob Ream, Jr., rounding out the top five.
After winning the opening seven of eight ASCS Canyon Region events this year, Jeremy Sherman encountered engine problems in heat race action and was unable to make the call for feature action. The only event that Sherman hadn't won this season also occurred at Central Arizona Raceway.
Mike Martin also scratched for the balance of the card after heat race engine woes, while Josh Pelkey, who entered the event ranked second in points, scratched for the night after hot laps.
ASCS Canyon Region Results from Central Arizona Raceway:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 32az-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 3. 14-Bernie Smith, 4. 78-Chris Bonneau, 5. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 6. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 7. 71-Mike Courtney, 8. 94-Ronnie Clark, 9. 61-Justin Fisher. DNS: 97x-Don Earven.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 2. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 3. 62-Shon Deskins, 4. 7x-Jody Wirth, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 7. 76-Mike Leslie, 8. 19-Andrew Reinbold. DNS: 52-Josh Pelkey.
Pole Dash (6 Laps): 1. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 2. 14-Bernie Smith, 3. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 4. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 5. 7x-Jody Wirth, 6. 32az-Charles Davis, Jr., 7. 62-Shon Deskins. DNS: 16-Mike Martin.
"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 32az-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 78-Chris Bonneau, 3. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 4. 62-Shon Deskins, 5. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 6. 94-Ronnie Clark, 7. 7x-Jody Wirth, 8. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 9. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 10. 76-Mike Leslie, 11. 14-Bernie Smith, 12. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 13. 71-Mike Courtney, 14. 97x-Don Earven, 15. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 16. 61-Justin Fisher. DNS: 16-Mike Martin, 77-Jeremy Sherman, 52-Josh Pelkey.
ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jeremy Sherman 1,271, 2. Bob Ream, Jr., 1,180, 3. (tie) Bernie Smith and Mike Leslie 1,174, 5. Charles Davis, Jr., 1,156, 6. Seainn Hendricsen 1,148, 7. Shon Deskins 1,147, 8. Andrew Reinbold 1,142, 9. Josh Pelkey 1,140, 10. Mike Martin 1,099.