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Herrera Takes ASCS Southwest Honors at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (September 10, 2011) – Lucas Oil Sprint Car National championship contender Johnny Herrera took advantage of an idle weekend to win Saturday night’s 25-lap Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest main event at Canyon Speedway Park.

The Albuquerque shoe raced forward from the seventh starting position to capture his 28th career overall ASCS win and fourth of the year in Southwest action aboard the Wesmar-powered Mesilla Valley Transport/Champion Oil No. 45x Maxim.

Herrera took the checkered flag ahead of Dalten Gabbard, with Kyle McCutcheon, J.T. Imperial and Jordan Stetson rounding out the top five.

Herrera and Lance Norick topped heat race action.

Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region Results from Canyon Speedway Park:

Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 41-Joshua Williams, 3. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 4. 57x-Marty Wilcox, 5. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 6. 79-Calvin Landis, 7. 35-Derrik Ortega, 8. 22-Jesse Baker, 9. 8az-Jordan Stetson.

Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 90-Lance Norick, 2. 15c-Joey Chester, 3. 76-Steve Stone, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 1x-J.T. Imperial, 8. 97-R.J. Johnson, 9. 11t-Steve Lohn.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 3. 5-Kyle McCutcheon, 4. 1x-J.T. Imperial, 5. 8az-Jordan Stetson, 6. 97-R.J. Johnson, 7. 16-Mike Martin, 8. 7k-Bruce St. James, 9. 15c-Joey Chester, 10. 57x-Marty Wilcox, 11. 79-Calvin Landis, 12. 11T-Steve Lohn, 13. 35-Derrik Ortega, 14. 22-Jesse Baker, 15. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 16. 90-Lance Norick, 17. 41-Joshua Williams, 18. 76-Steve Stone.

Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Points (Top 10): 1. Rick Ziehl 1,679, 2. Calvin Landis 1,485, 3. Dalten Gabbard 1,393, 4. Joshua Williams 1,377, 5. Kyle McCutcheon 1,366, 6. Lance Norick 1,365, 7. Steve Stone 1,217, 8. John Carney II 1,203, 9. Joey Chester 1,119, 10. Jordan Stetson 1,117.

*Photo – Johnny Herrera won Saturday night’s 25-lap Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest feature event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ. (Terry Shaw photo)