Sherman Wins ASCS Canyon Region Firecracker 40 PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 4, 2008) -- Reigning Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region champion Jeremy Sherman kicked off the Fourth of July Weekend double header by...
Sherman Wins ASCS Canyon Region Firecracker 40
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 4, 2008) -- Reigning Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region champion Jeremy Sherman kicked off the Fourth of July Weekend double header by racing to victory lane in Friday night's Firecracker 40 atop Manzanita Speedway's 1/3-mile clay oval.
After starting the 40-lapper from the third position, Sherman made his way past front row starters Bob Ream, Jr., and Ken Caskey in the early going and led the rest of the way aboard Fred Bryan's Wesmar-powered F&E Development No. 77 for his fifth series triumph of the season.
Sherman was chased across the line by fellow second row starter Charles Davis, Jr., with Shon Deskins taking the show position. Ream was fourth, with Mike Leslie rounding out the top five.
Nathan High crossed the stripe sixth, with 14th-starter Justin Fisher, Josh Pelkey, 19th-starter Thomas Ogle and Andrew Reinbold completing the top ten.
R.J. Johnson won the evening's Trophy Dash, then topped the opening heat race with High and Sherman victorious in ensuing heat races.
The Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region wraps up the Fourth of July holiday weekend with Saturday night's Lealand Legacy event, a 0x00bd-mile event in tribute to Arizona open-wheel racing legend Lealand McSpadden.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Firecracker 40 Results from Manzanita Speedway:
Trophy Dash: 1. 15-R.J. Johnson, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 12-Nathan High.
Heat One: 1. 15-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 34-Josh Pelkey, 5. 21-Jay Ervine, 6. xxx-Zach Sawyers, 7. 48-Thomas Ogle, 8. 78m-Leland Michael, 9. 16-Mike Martin.
Heat Two: 1. 12-Nathan High, 2. 76-Mike Leslie, 3. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 4. 00-Ken Caskey, 5. 96-Carson Ditsch, 6. 20s-Derek Sell, 7. 74-Derek Williams, 8. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 9. 21k-Mike Colegrove.
Heat Three: 1. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 2. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 5x-Jody Wirth, 5. 61-Justin Fisher, 6. 14-Bernie Smith, 7. 7-Steve Tellas, 8. 7x-Adam Wirth.
"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 76-Mike Leslie, 6. 12-Nathan High, 7. 61-Justin Fisher, 8. 34-Josh Pelkey, 9. 48-Thomas Ogle, 10. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 11. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 12. 00-Ken Caskey, 13. 16-Mike Martin, 14. xxx-Zach Sawyers, 15. 7x-Adam Wirth, 16. 96-Carson Ditsch, 17. 20s-Derek Sell, 18. 15-R.J. Johnson, 19. 21-Jay Ervine, 20. 5x-Jody Wirth, 21. 21k-Mike Colegrove, 22. 14-Bernie Smith, 23. 78m-Leland Michael, 24. 7-Steve Tellas. DNS: 74-Derek Williams, 11-Seainn Hendricsen.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jeremy Sherman 1,880, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. 1,832, 3. Mike Martin 1,744, 4. Nathan High 1,726, 5. R.J. Johnson 1,720, 6. Josh Pelkey 1,718, 7. Andrew Reinbold 1,641, 8. Mike Leslie 1,622, 9. Justin Fisher 1,607, 10. Thomas Ogle 1,469.