Regional New Mexico/Arizona results 2002-04-21

Rick Ziehl nabs inaugural NM/AZ sprint feature Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. captured Saturday night's inaugural USAC New Mexico/Arizona "Regional" Sprint Car race at The Speedway of Southern New Mexico in Las Cruces, N.M. Ziehl led the final...

Rick Ziehl nabs inaugural NM/AZ sprint feature

Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. captured Saturday night's inaugural USAC New Mexico/Arizona "Regional" Sprint Car race at The Speedway of Southern New Mexico in Las Cruces, N.M.

Ziehl led the final 25 laps of the 30-lap feature in his Casey Minks Auto Sales Chevy/Builtwiser after passing uncle Mike Ziehl on lap six. Mike led the first five laps and finished fifth behind runner-up Mike Boat, Mike Martin and Tom Ball.

Rick Ziehl also posted the fastest qualifying time and won the opening heat race. Other heats went to Boat and Bo Bender, while Mike Archuleta won the semi.

The series now gears up for a May 25 race at Thunder Raceway in Show Low, Ariz.

USAC NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA REGIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Rick Ziehl 72
2. Mike Boat 68
3. Tom Ball 60
4. Mike Martin 59
5. Mike Ziehl 55
6. Rick Sipes 50
7. Dave Burns 42
8. Kristy Smith 42
9. Sunny Holden 38
10. Bobby Seals 37

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Series USAC
Drivers Mike Boat , Rick Ziehl , Mike Martin