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Johnny Herrera Unstoppable at the Southern New Mexico Speedway

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 31, 2017) Winning the opening night of the Consolidated Solar Technology ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout, Johnny Herrera led the length of Friday’s A-Main event at the Southern New Mexico Speedway for a $2,500 payday and his 18th career Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Regional victory.

Fighting an ever tightening racecar, the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x was challenged several times in slower traffic by Skylar Gee and Jake Bubak, but was able to hold off the all attempts. Leaving the pair to ultimately battle for the runner-up spot, it was Colorado’s Jake Bubak who held on to finish second with Skylar Gee making up the night’s podium.

Having to fight out of the night’s B-Main to start 17th on the grid, Oklahoma’s Harli White clawed her way to fourth, picking up a bonus Hoosier Right Rear as well. From eighth, Colton Hardy padded his lead with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region with a top-five finish.

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Colton Hardy Dominates ASCS Southwest at Central Arizona Speedway

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (March 25, 2016) Leading start to finish with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Saturday night, Colton Hardy laid down a dominating performance for his first victory of the 2017 season, and third overall with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Despite three attempts to get rolling due to crashes, of which everyone walked away from, the race finally began nose to tail with Hardy pacing the field to green.

Taking off with the point, Colton would find traffic just past the feature’s half-way point. With Rick Ziehl running second, the difference between the pair was never under two seconds before clearing the slower machines. With clean air to his advantage, Colton would go on to win by 6.729 seconds for his first ASCS sanctioned win at the Central Arizona Speedway.

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Central Arizona Speedway Next for ASCS Southwest Region

TULSA, Okla. (March 21, 2017) Set for round three of the 2017 season, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region headlines action at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Saturday, March 25 for the eighth time in series history.

First seeing competition with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region in 2013, New Mexico’s Lorne Wofford grabbed the inaugural victory. In seven visits, the only driver with multiple wins is defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, who went back-to-back in 2015. The most recent ASCS winner at the Arizona oval is Bob Ream, Jr. who topped the season’s lone event on April 23, 2016.

The only date for Central Arizona Speedway on the 2017 schedule, the point’s lead belongs to Colton Hardy. Vying for Rooking of the Year in 2016, the Bandit Racing No. 74 driver has two career wins with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region and has started his 2017 run with a pair of podium finishes at Canyon Speedway Park and Arizona Speedway.

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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region Heads for Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 6, 2017) Round two of the 2017 season for the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region heads for Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on Saturday, March 11.

Just off the 2017 season opener this past Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., Phoenix area native, Bob Ream, Jr. is off of a good start with his eighth career ASCS Southwest Regional victory.

While only one race in, the chase to the 2017 season championship shows J.T. Imperial chasing with 2016 Rookie of the Year, Colton Hardy, currently third. Lance Norick and defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, currently make up the top-five going into this weekend’s showdown.

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Bob Ream, Jr. Begins 2017 Season with Victory at Canyon Speedway Park

PEORIA, Ariz. (March 4, 2017) Starting off the 2017 season on the right foot, Arizona’s Bob Ream, Jr. picked off his eight career victory with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region; winning the season-opening event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Coming from third to get the victory, Ream’s No. 8 was chased to the line by J.T. Imperial with Colton Hardy taking the bronze podium step. Lance Norick from seventh came up to finish fourth with defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, finishing out the top-five.
The Wofford family made up the next two positions with Lorne Wofford edging out his son, Wes Wofford. Looking to contend for Rookie of the Year honors in 2017, Josh Shipley was eighth with Darrell Sickles and Steve Stone make up the final positions in the top-ten.

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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region Opens at Canyon Speedway Park

TULSA, Okla. (February 28, 2017) Set for their 10th year of action across the Deserts of the American Southwest, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region fires off this Saturday, March 4 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the “March Meltdown”.

The series 22nd event at the one-third mile Arizona oval, defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, has dominated the win column with six to his name. In 21 feature events, 13 drivers have at least one victory with four having two or more. Cave Creek, Arizona’s Lance Norick is the most recent multi-time winner with a pair of triumphs in 2016.

The first of two appearances at Canyon Speedway Park in 2017, the series’ next trip north of Phoenix comes on October 14, 2017.

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ASCS Lineups Grows Beyond 150 Races With More In the Works

TULSA, Okla. (February 3, 2017) The 26th year of the American Sprint Car Series gets underway with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park and the 41st East Bay Winter Nationals and Ronald Laney Memorial.

A three day affair with the winner walking away with $10,000 is the start of a 154 race lineup for the drivers of the American Sprint Car Series in 2017, which consists of seven regional tours along with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
For drivers chasing ASCS Championships, nearly $400,000 in point fund is up for grabs with the biggest prize of $60,000 going to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Champion. Entering the 2017 season, Texas native Sam Hafertepe, Jr. stands as the defending champion.

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ASCS Southwest Action Resumes Saturday with 21st Arizona Speedway Visit

TULSA, Okla. (October 4, 2016) For the seventh time in 2016, and 21st since 2013, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will headline action at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. as the desert’s best Winged Sprint Car drivers pair up with the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 8.

Getting some breathing room following a win in the series last visit on September 24, Rick Ziehl’s fourth career ASCS Southwest triumph at the Arizona Speedway moved the New Mexico shoe to a 68 point advantage over Colton Hardy.

Overtaking Bob Ream, Jr. for the runner-up spot with five nights to run, Hardy has eyes on being the region’s first Rookie/Champion combination. Dropping to a 73 point deficit, Ream is far from out of the fight for the 2016 championship.

Lance Norick holds fourth with two wins on the season with Casey Buckman completing the series top-five. Jesse Baker, Cody Sickles, Kaylene Verville, Darrell Sickles, and James Aragon make up the top-ten.

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ASCS Southwest Points Race Heating Up with Series Return to Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (September 20, 2016) Just off the Lealand McSpadden Classic, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will return to the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. for the series sixth visit of the 2016 season on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Into the final few dates on the 2016 lineup, six nights remain as the points battle has tightened to a 25 point margin between undefeated ASCS Southwest Regional Champion, Rick Ziehl, and Non-Wing ace turned winged warrior, Bob Ream, Jr. Moving up from the Micro ranks, and not to be counted out, ASCS Southwest Rookie of the Year contender, Colton Hardy, sits only 41 points removed from the top-spot.
Lance Norick holds fourth with Casey Buckman making up the top-five. Jesse Baker, Cody Sickles, Kaylene Verville, Darrell Sickles, and James Aragon make up the top-ten in tour standings.

Billy Chester Charges To Lealand McSpadden Classic Victory

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (September 10, 2016) The inaugural Lealand McSpadden Classic had nearly everything you could ask for as Arizona’s Billy Chester III found his way to the top of the podium for the second time in his career with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Arizona Speedway on Saturday night.

Gridding the field eighth, Chester advanced towards the front with haste; moving to the runner-up spot on Lap 9. Giving chase to Josh Shipley, who was in his first ASCS Winged appearance in the Verville owned No. 01jr, a slight spin would advance Chester to the lead with five laps to run.

Earning the night’s $2,000 top prize, Chester was followed to the line by Bob Ream, Jr. who closed to within 25 point of Rick Ziehl in the season’s championship battle as Rick was unable to start in Saturday’s A-Feature.
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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest East Bound To Texas and New Mexico

TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2016) The Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region hits the road this weekend with tracks in west Texas and southern New Mexico on the lineup with the Western Tech Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas on Friday, July 29 and the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday, July 30.

With the Western Tech Speedway Park scheduled to close at the end of the 2016 season, this Friday’s sprint spectacular could mark the final time the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will headline races in the west Texas town of El Paso. The series stop in 2015 saw El Paso native, John Carney II in Victory Lane.

While it was Jesse Baker who topped the action at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in 2015, it was Carney who was the man to beat earlier this season in the two night Southwest Sprint Car Shootout on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.
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Lance Norick Tops Canyon Speedway Park with Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region

PEORIA, Ariz. (June 18, 2016) Lance Norick walked out of the Canyon Speedway Park with his second victory of the season at the one-third mile oval, topping the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region for the fourth time in his career.

Rolling from fifth, Norick gave chase for the first 10 rounds as Rick Ziehl jumped from the pole to show the way. Taking over the point on Lap 11, Norick was not alone as the top six drivers all battled.
Rick Ziehl would settle for second with Colton Hardy third. Bob Ream, Jr. from seventh crossed fourth with Derek Sell completing the top-five. R.J. Johnson was sixth with Alex Pettas seventh. From 15th, Brian Hosford crossed eighth with Kaylene Verville and Jesse Baker completing the top-ten.
The Carlyle Tool ASCS Southwest Region returns to competition on July 9 at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. For continued updates on the Carlyle Tool ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

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Bob Ream, Jr. Tops ASCS Southwest at Central Arizona Speedway

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (April 23, 2016) For the seventh time in his career, Arizona’s Bob Ream, Jr. parked the Service Launch No. 8 in Victory Lane with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Central Arizona Speedway.

Ream’s first win of the year, the victory was enough to push Ream into the points lead, only four points ahead of Rick Ziehl.

Giving chase the first 14 laps as New Mexico’s Lorne Wofford showed the way, 90 degrees, little or no humidity, and wind yield rubber, and it was Ream who found if first. Working past Wofford with an inside line move, a pair of cautions near the race’s end we’re not enough for Lorne to rebound to the point. Colton Hardy made up the night’s podium with Ryan Linder and Rick Ziehl completing the top-five.

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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region Returns To Canyon Speedway Park

TULSA, Okla. (April 11, 2016) The deserts are heating up as the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region returns to action for the season’s sixth night of competition coming at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. on Saturday, April 16.

The second time in 2016 the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region is set to take on the one-third mile oval, the season’s first outing at the Canyon Speedway Park on March 12 went to Logan Forler. The Washington native became the 12th different driver in series history to conquer Canyon.
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John Carney II Snags ASCS Southwest Shootout Prelim Victory

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (April 1, 2016) Jumping in the John James owned No. 4j, El Paso’s John Carney II picked up his third overall A-Feature victory in 2016, and his second career win with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in the ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout.

Battling the better part of the race with Logan Forler, the duo traded the lead on Lap 14 with Forler stealing it away off the exit of turn two. Skipping through the cushion in turn three, Carney turned the car down the track to keep his night’s record of laps led perfect.

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