Wing Sprints Ace Johnny Herrera at USA Raceway Tonight!by Keith Ames on Sep. 17, 2011, under ASCS Racing, Auto Racing, Family Entertainment, Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Tucson Race Results, USA Raceway, Wild West Shootout, Winged Sprint Cars
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 20, 2011) – The winged Sprint Cars of the Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region shift back to Tucson’s USA Raceway with this Saturday night’s outing atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
While Johnny Herrera took advantage of an idle Lucas Oil ASCS National weekend to best the Southwest forces at Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park this past weekend, current Southwest points leader Rick Ziehl has been virtually unstoppable in recent winged action at USA Raceway.
Since Herrera posted a USA win on May 7, Ziehl has topped the last four ASCS Southwest events at the Tucson oval.
With the lasting run of success over the summer, the Las Cruces New Mexico based team of Ziehl’s has amassed a 194-point advantage in his quest for a fourth consecutive ASCSSouthwest championship.
Ziehl holds the current series lead over Calvin Landis, with Dalten Gabbard, Joshua Williams and Kyle McCutcheon rounding out the current top five. The rest of the top ten includes Lance Norick, Steve Stone, John Carney II, Joey Chester and Jordan Stetson.
While Ziehl has his sights set on what would be a career high fifth straight USA winged wins, Herrera has every intention of spoiling that party before rejoining the National Tour just 6 days later for the Jesse Hocket/ Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.
Johnny and the rest of the Lucas Oil ASCS National crew will return to Tucson in just two months for their season finale at the 44th Annual Western World Championships presented by Kronik Energy Drink on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of November.
Saturday’s Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region action will include Factory Stocks, X Mods and Hornets at USA Raceway and is slated to go green at 6:45 p.m.
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.