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Herrera Eggcelent in ASCS Southwest Go at USA!

Lonnie Wheatley, TUCSON, Ariz. (April 23, 2011) – Johnny Herrera notched another Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest feature win by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Third Annual Winged Sprint Eggstravaganza atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval.

The Lucas Oil Sprint Car National title contender advanced from the sixth starting position to take the lead away from Calvin Landis after 15 laps en route to capturing his 22nd career ASCS Regional win in the 25-lapper.

Herrera took the checkered flag aboard the Wesmar-powered Champion Oil/Butler Built No. 45x Maxim ahead of three-time and reigning series champion Rick Ziehl, who claimed a meager two-point lead in the 2011 title chase over third-place finisher Joshua Hodges.

Kyle McCutcheon advanced a half-dozen positions to claim fourth, with John Carney II rounding out the top five. Joshua Williams was sixth, with Dalten Gabbard, Landis, Steve Stone and Perry McMillan completing the top ten.

Wes Wofford and Herrera topped heat race action.

Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region Results from USA Raceway:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 19-Wes Wofford, 2. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 3. 5az-John Van Horn, 4. 41-Joshua Williams, 5. 44k-Koty McGullam, 6. 57x-Steve Stone, 7. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 8. 27-Perry McMillan, 9. 78-Jody Williams.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 79-Calvin Landis, 3. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 4. 8-John Carney II, 5. 90-Lance Norick, 6. 74b-Colby Copeland, 7. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 8. 15c-Joey Chester, 9. 55T-Brent McKee.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 3. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 4. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 5. 8-John Carney II, 6. 41-Joshua Williams, 7. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 8. 79-Calvin Landis, 9. 57x-Steve Stone, 10. 27-Perry McMillan, 11. 44k-Koty McGullam, 12. 78-Jody Williams, 13. 15c-Joey Chester, 14. 90-Lance Norick, 15. 5az-John Van Horn, 16. 74b-Colby Copeland, 17. 55T-Brent McKee, 18. 19-Wes Wofford.

Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Points (Top 10): 1. Rick Ziehl 564, 2. Joshua Hodges 562, 3. John Carney II 532, 4. Calvin Landis 503, 5. Joshua Williams 485, 6. Kyle McCutcheon 472, 7. Dalten Gabbard 471, 8. Lance Norick 462, 9. Joey Chester 388, 10. John Van Horn 381.