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Davis takes Round One at CSP!!

Cody Morris, PEORIA, ARIZONA (3-24-2012) – Delayed a week due to inclement weather, the 2012 ASCS Canyon Region campaign fired into action Saturday night at Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park for round 1 of 24 scheduled events, with approximately half of those held at CSP confines.

Two-time ASCS Canyon Region champion (2009,2010) Charles Davis Jr. led all 30 laps in the main event to take an early edge in the seemingly perennially battle with reigning three-time Canyon Region Champion (2007,2008,2011) Jeremy Sherman.

While Davis wired the field, the final lap proved the toughest, as a slight bobble would bring Phoenix native RJ Johnson alongside for a photo finish, but Johnson would fall about 3 feet short and settle for runner up honors with Sherman advancing from his outside 3rd row starting spot to nab the show position.

Peoria’s hometown favorite Josh Pelkey crossed the finish line with Hard Charger honors, improving 7 spots from his 11th place starting spot, with Phoenix native Bruce St. James rounding out the top 5 running order.

RJ Johnson, Dalten Gabbard, and Jeremy Sherman took heat race victories over the 24 car field, with Thomas Ogle taking a winner’s transfer in the 12 lap B Feature.

The ASCS Canyon Region continues the 2012 campaign on Saturday, April 24th at Apache Junction’s Arizona Speedway-ET Motopark.

ASCS Canyon Region Race 1 of 24

3/24/2012 at Canyon Speedway Park

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis Jr[2]; 2. 51-R.J. Johnson[5]; 3. 21-Jeremy Sherman[6]; 4. 44-Josh Pelkey[11]; 5. 7k-Bruce St. James[3]; 6. 77-Dalten Gabbard[7]; 7. 16-Mike Martin[10]; 8. 19-Andy Reinbold[12]; 9. XXX-Zach Sawyers[4]; 10. 27N-Nick Aiuto[14]; 11. 48-Thomas Ogle[15]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder[8]; 13. 97-Chris Bonneau[13]; 14. 32B-Brian Hosford[17]; 15. 99-James Aragon[20]; 16. 5x-Jody Wirth[9]; 17. X-Mike Bonneau[18]; 18. 6JT-Michael Curtis[16]; 19. 53-Tom Lee[19]; 20. 17-Mike Colegrove[1]
Lap Leaders: Charles Davis Jr. 1-30

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 48-Thomas Ogle[1]; 2. X-Mike Bonneau[3]; 3. 32B-Brian Hosford[2]; 4. 99-James Aragon[5]; 5. 22-Mike Rux Jr[4]; 6. 93-Justin Quinn[6]; 7. 16A-Mike Visser[7]; DNS 9az-Matt Lundy

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51-R.J. Johnson; 2. 50-Charles Davis Jr; 3. 16-Mike Martin; 4. 19-Andy Reinbold; 5. 6JT-Michael Curtis; 6. 97-Chris Bonneau; 7. 16A-Mike Visser; 8. 93-Justin Quinn

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Dalten Gabbard; 2. 9-Ryan Linder; 3. XXX-Zach Sawyers; 4. 27N-Nick Aiuto; 5. 44-Josh Pelkey; 6. 48-Thomas Ogle; 7. 22-Mike Rux Jr; 8. 99-James Aragon

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Jeremy Sherman; 2. 7k-Bruce St. James; 3. 17-Mike Colegrove; 4. 5x-Jody Wirth; 5. 53-Tom Lee; 6. 32B-Brian Hosford; 7. X-Mike Bonneau; DNS 9az-Matt Lundy