Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 1, 2012) – Charles Davis, Jr., evened the score in the win column for the ASCS Canyon Region forces versus their foes from the USAC West Coast Series as the Winter Challenge resumed with round four of six at Canyon Speedway Park on Wednesday night.
The two-time ASCS Canyon Region champion picked off his second win in four nights of Winter Challenge competition aboard the Massey Motorsports No. 50 entry after USAC shoes Jon Stanbrough and Tracy Hines topped rounds three and four, respectively.
Davis, Jr., led from his pole position throughout in the $2,000-to-win affair before surviving a last-lap caution that set up a green-white-checkered dash to the stripe, fending off Hines to secure the win. R.J. Johnson claimed the final step on the podium in the show position after starting eighth.
Bob Ream, Jr., was fourth, with Stevie Sussex rounding out the top five. Jon Stanbrough was sixth, with Shane Cottle, Casey Shuman, Mike Martin and Shon Deskins completing the top ten.
Stanbrough, Johnson and Davis, Jr., won Wednesday night’s heat races, with Rick Ziehl victorious in the “B” Main.
With Hines just four points ahead of Davis, Jr., in Winter Challenge points, action resumes with Round Five on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and then the $5,000-to-win Sixth and Final Round on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Winter Challenge Round Four Results from Canyon Speedway Park:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Jon Stanbrough, 2. 1-Stevie Sussex, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 23-Colby Copeland, 7. 0-Jimmy Crawford, 8. 9s-John Shelton, 9. 51-Cody Cambensy.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 4-Tracy Hines, 3. 29-Bud Kaeding, 4. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 5. 62-Chris Bonneau, 6. 6-Ronnie Clark, 7. XXX-Zach Sawyers, 8. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 9. 32b-Brian Hosford.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 3. 7k-Bruce St. James, 4. 97-Casey Shuman, 5. 5x-Shane Cottle, 6. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 7. 6jt-Michael Curtis, 8. 53-Tom Lee.
“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 2. 62-Chris Bonneau, 3. XXX-Zach Sawyers, 4. 0-Jimmy Crawford, 5. 32b-Brian Hosford, 6. 9s-John Shelton, 7. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 8. 53-Tom Lee, 9. 6jt-Michael Curtis, 10. 51-Cody Cambensy.
“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 4-Tracy Hines, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 1-Stevie Sussex, 6. 21x-Jon Stanbrough, 7. 5x-Shane Cottle, 8. 97-Casey Shuman, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 20-Shon Deskins, 11. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 12. 29-Bud Kaeding, 13. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 14. 23-Colby Copeland, 15. 62-Chris Bonneau, 16. 32b-Brian Hosford, 17. 0-Jimmy Crawford, 18. 7k-Bruce St. James, 19. XXX-Zach Sawyers, 20. 9s-John Shelton, 21. 6-Ronnie Clark, 22. 20z-Rick Ziehl.
Winter Challenge Points (Top Ten – Through Round Four of Six): 1. Tracy Hines (New Castle, IN) 542, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ) 538, 3. R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ) 518, 4. Bud Kaeding (Campbell, CA) 502, 5. Jeremy Sherman (Surprise, AZ) 463, 6. Casey Shuman (Tempe, AZ) 459, 7. Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN) 447, 8. Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ) 437, 9. Rick Ziehl (Las Cruces, NM) 434, 10. Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA) 425.
Remaining Winter Challenge Schedule at Canyon Speedway Park:
Round Five – Friday, February 3 @ 7:00 p.m. ($2,000 to win)
Round Six – Saturday, February 4 @ 1:00 p.m. ($5,000 to win)
Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park is located 25 miles north of Phoenix on I-17 to Exit 223, then 6.3 miles west. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-7223 or check www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.