Hank Arnold, was a legendary racer as well as a master craftsman, was instrumental in bringing the future of open wheel racing full circle. He won more than 160 main events, held 17 track records and built cars with names like the “Twister” and “Little Stinker.”
The wingless forces of the ASCS Canyon Region, the competitive X Mods, the exciting Factory Stocks, the Mini Sprints and the action packed Southwest Modlites will take to Tucson’s USA Raceway for two full nights of competition tonight and Sunday as they honor Tucson’s Hank Arnold.
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Jeremy Sherman ASCS Points Leader
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 29, 2011) – A big weekend is on tap for the wingless racers of the Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region as the series takes to Tucson’s 3/8-mile USA Raceway for the Hank Arnold Memorial on Saturday and Sunday.
There’s also some unfinished business for the ASCS Canyon Region to take of as well, with the running of the feature event from July 3 making for three “A” feature events over the course of the two-night event.
The 15 cars that were on hand for the July 3 event that was cut short by inclement weather are eligible for the makeup feature event, with the rest of the card open to all comers. Chris Bonneau and Stevie Sussex are the scheduled front row starters for the makeup feature.
Currently holding a 106-point advantage in his quest for a third ASCS Canyon Region championship, Jeremy Sherman topped the final night of last year’s Hank Arnold Memorial after R.J. Johnson won the opening night. Sherman also won four consecutive Arnold Memorial events from 2004 to 2007.
After Sherman’s 2007 win, Andrew Reinbold won the final Hank Arnold Memorial held at Manzanita in 2008 before Rick Ziehl topped the first edition of the event at USA Raceway in 2009.
Sherman currently leads two-time and defending champion Charles Davis, Jr., in the points chase, with Johnson, Reinbold and Ronnie Clark rounding out the top five. The balance of the top ten includes Bruce St. James, Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey, Justin Quinn and Ryan Linder.
Racing action gets under way at 6:45 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at USA Raceway.
The 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval is located east of Tucson off I-10 Exit 268, then 1.6 mile south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information, contact the track at 520-574-8515.