Hood Handles ASCS Southwest at USA Again TUCSON, Ariz. (May 30, 2009) -- Rickey Hood snared his second consecutive American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region victory by topping Saturday night's 25-lap main event at USA ...
Hood Handles ASCS Southwest at USA Again
TUCSON, Ariz. (May 30, 2009) -- Rickey Hood snared his second consecutive American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region victory by topping Saturday night's 25-lap main event at USA Raceway.
Moving forward from seventh, Hood took the lead in Joe Herrera's No. 45x entry when defending series champion Rick Ziehl ran short of fuel less then two laps from the checkered flag.
Hood took the checkered flag in front of Ben Gregg, with young gun Joshua Hodges taking the show position. After leading the opening circuits, John Gaston settled for fourth with Kaylene Verville rounding out the top five.
Mike Martin charged from 17th to sixth, with Ronnie Clark, Cody Cambensy, 18th-starter Jessica Van Dyke and Ron Kratz completing the top ten.
Gregg, Davis and Gaston topped heat race action with Martin winning the "B" Main.
ASCS Southwest Region Results from USA Raceway:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 22b-Ben Gregg, 2. 6-Ronnie Clark, 3. 57-Steve Stone, 4. 01-Kaylene Verville, 5. 11T-Steve Lohn, 6. 45-Ron Kratz, 7. 55-T.K. Lindahl, 8. 8az-Jordan Stetson. DNS: 7az-Bobby Collister.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 94-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 3. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 4. 34-Joshua Williams, 5. 7d-William Riley, 6. 32-Steve Cushman, 7. 27-R.C. Whitwell. DNS: 22-Mike Rux, Jr.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 22-John Gaston, 2. 45x-Rickey Hood, 3. 3s-John Carney II, 4. 51-Cody Cambensy, 5. 20-Mike Martin, 6. 5az-John Van Horn, 7. 44k-Koty McGullam, 8. 66-Jessica Van Dyke.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20-Mike Martin, 2. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 3. 45-Ron Kratz, 4. 44k-Koty McGullam, 5. 55-T.K. Lindahl. DNS: 27-R.C. Whitwell, 8az-Jordan Stetson, 7az-Bobby Collister, 22-Mike Rux, Jr.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45x-Rickey Hood, 2. 22b-Ben Gregg, 3. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 4. 22J-John Gaston, 5. 01-Kaylene Verville, 6. 20-Mike Martin, 7. 6-Ronnie Clark, 8. 51-Cody Cambensy, 9. 66-Jessica Van Dyke, 10. 45-Ron Kratz, 11. 32-Steve Cushman, 12. 44k-Koty McGullam, 13. 11T-Steve Lohn, 14. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 15. 94-Charles Davis, Jr., 16. 5az-John Van Horn, 17. 3s-John Carney II, 18. 34-Joshua Williams, 19. 7d-William Riley, 20. 57-Steve Stone.
ASCS Southwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Ben Gregg 692, 2. (tie) Rick Ziehl and John Gaston 678, 4. Mike Martin 670, 5. Joshua Hodges 668, 6. Charles Davis, Jr. 664, 7. Ronnie Clark 660, 8. Cody Cambensy 613, 9. Ron Kratz 561, 10. (tie) John Van Horn and Jessica Van Dyke 555.