Canyon Sprint Belongs To Ziehl

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Rick Ziehl in victory lane Saturday night at Arizona's Canyon Speedway Park.
Rick Ziehl in victory lane Saturday night at Arizona's Canyon Speedway Park.

PEORIA, Ariz. — Three-time and reigning Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region champion Rick Ziehl picked off his first victory of the year by prevailing in Saturday night’s main event at Canyon Speedway Park.

Ziehl outlasted a fierce bid from John Carney II to take his sixth career ASCS Southwest triumph aboard the Wesmar-powered Lucas Oil No. 20z Maxim as the winged Southwest Region made its first stop of the year atop Peoria clay.

While Ziehl started from the pole, Carney challenged from the sixth position and poised to take the lead until tangling with an infield tire while in battle. Ziehl went on to secure the win in front of Kyle McCutcheon and Joshua Williams while Carney rebounded to salvage fourth.

Dalten Gabbard rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Rick Ziehl, Kyle McCutcheon, Joshua Williams, John Carney II, Dalten Gabbard, J.T. Imperial, Josh Pelkey, Lance Norick, Steve Stone, Chuck Buckman, Calvin Landis, Jordan Stetson, Joey Chester, Kaylene Verville, Colby Copeland.