USAC Race Results & Press Releases

Courtesy, Dick Jordan

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA SEASON DEBUT AT PERRIS SATURDAY

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. opens defense of his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title this Saturday in the "Sokola Shootout" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Gardner leads the all-time USAC/CRA winners' list with 57 career victories and will aim for a third consecutive championship this year.

Saturday's events also include the PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprints with racing expected to begin at 7 pm.

The "Sokola Shootout" has been a popular event on the West Coast since March 17, 2001 when "The Cowboy" Tony Jones won the inaugural race at Manzanita Speedway. Originally called the "Sokola Classic" to honor past CRA President and USAC Sprint Supervisor Gary Sokola, the race has grown to also recognize his family and their contributions to racing. Last year, "The Demon" Damion Gardner earned his second Sokola victory after passing Mike Spencer on lap 14. This Saturday night, "The Kruser" Cory Kruseman, "Super" Rickie Gaunt, and Spencer will be looking to join Gardner, "The Shermanator" Jeremy Sherman and Mike Kirby as the only two-time winners of the prestigious event.

After scoring 11 wins in twenty-two races, Gardner claimed his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Championship in 2014. Driving Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner also earned 10 Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, 15 heat race victories, 21 top-10 finishes and 205 feature laps led. After recording those stats, Alexander Racing was named the 2014 non-winged sprint car "Team of the Year" by a panel voting with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. This Saturday, Gardner will be looking for his series leading 58th triumph and 33rd USAC/CRA "home track" feature win.

Five-time USAC/CRA Sprint Champion Mike Spencer and 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car king Matt Mitchell are also expected to be among the favorites Saturday, along with brothers Cody, Austin and Logan Williams, Brody Roa, Jake Swanson, Richard and Jace Vander Weerd, Cory Kruseman, Chris Gansen, 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Champ R.J. Johnson, defending Honda USAC Western Midget Champ Ronnie Gardner and Rickie Gaunt.

 

 

WESTERN HPDs AT BLYTHE SATURDAY; NOBILE EFFORT PRODUCES LAKE HAVASU VICTORY

The USAC Western HPD Midgets, fresh off their series-opening race at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. last Saturday, travel to Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway for round two this Saturday in Blythe, Calif.

Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. captured Saturday's 30-lap season-opener at Havasu 95 Speedway, leading the final seven laps after passing Michael Fanelli on lap 24.

Bryant Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz., winner of the 2014 outing at Blythe, took second Saturday ahead of Fanelli, Cody Jessop and Annie Breidinger.

Nobile leads Dawson by just four points in the new Western HPD standings entering Saturday's race.

 

 

 

4TH "SIN CITY SHOWDOWN" SPRINT AT LVMS THURSDAY

This Thursday night's 4th "Sin City Showdown" figures to be just that as USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car veterans convene at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track for the opening point-paying rounds of each 2015 series and the first "Grudge Series" event. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds share Thursday's bill.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast) and R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest) are the defending series champions entering the Las Vegas event.

Last year's Las Vegas race produced a surprise winner - Austin Liggett, while pre-race favorites Bud Kaeding and Bryan Clauson scored 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas wins respectively.

USAC, NASCAR, and Indy 500 veteran J.J. Yeley finished second to Liggett in last year's race, ahead of five-time AMSOIL USAC/CRA Champion Mike Spencer.

After winning his second Grudge Series championship, Mike Spencer of Temecula, California leads a strong contingent from the Golden State. The five-time USAC/CRA champion leads all drivers with two Grudge Series wins. Defending USAC West Coast Champion Matt Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., USAC Western Classic Champion Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, "Shifter" Landon Hurst, Colby Copeland, and more are expected as racing gets under way at 7 pm.

Phoenix, Arizona's R.J. Johnson had a stellar 2014 campaign and earned his second USAC Southwest title. Johnson heads a tough Copper State roster including "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Matt Rossi, Shon Deskins, "The Magic Man" Mike Martin, "The Kid" Tye Mihocko, Brian Hosford, Michael Curtis, Nick Aiuto, and more.

At press time, Missouri's Hunter Schuerenberg, "The Bear" Chris Windom of Illinois, and Oklahoma's Trey Marcham will also race in the "Sin City Showdown."

 

 

WESTERN HPDs AT BLYTHE SATURDAY;

NOBILE OPENS 2015 WITH 30-LAP VICORY AT LAKE HAVASU

The USAC Western HPD Midgets, fresh off their series-opening race at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. last Saturday, travel to Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway for round two this Saturday in Blythe, Calif.

Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. captured Saturday's 30-lap season-opener at Havasu 95 Speedway, leading the final seven laps after passing Michael Fanelli on lap 24.

Bryant Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz., winner of the 2014 outing at Blythe, took second Saturday ahead of Fanelli, Cody Jessop and Annie Breidinger.

Nobile leads Dawson by just four points in the new Western HPD standings entering Saturday's race.

2015 USAC HPD Western Midget Standings: 1-Dylan Nobile-66, 2-Bryant Dawson-62, 3-Michael Fanelli-57, 4-Cody Jessop-55, 5-Annie Breidinger-49, 6-Toni Breidinger-47, 7-Dezel West-42, 8-Joel Raybourne-39, 9-Ashley Hazelton-36, 10-Shawn Buckley-33.

 

 

SPRINTS RESUME APRIL 4 AT LAWRENCEBURG;

STOCKON TAKES "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" TITLE;

THOMAS, BALLOU & RAIN PREVAIL AT EAST BAY

The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship resumes April 4 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway following cancellation of last Saturday night's race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. due to rain.

Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, Ind., with a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth, emerged as the series point leader and "Winter Dirt Games VI" champion after the five races held in Florida the past two weeks. He leads Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively entering the race at Lawrenceburg

Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., led all 30 laps to win Thursday night's race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. driving the Michael Dutcher Motorsports Bakken Concrete/Griffin's Propane Maxim/Fisher. Dave Darland finished second ahead of Brady Bacon, C.J. Leary and Tracy Hines.

Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif., caught Thomas on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps of Friday night's East Bay feature in his MPHG Promotions/Blakesley's Auto Maxim/Ott. Darland was again second ahead of Thomas, Justin Grant and Stockon.

Stockon swept ProSource fast qualifying awards both Thursday and Friday nights.

2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 1-Chase Stockon-298; 2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-284; 3-Robert Ballou-280; 4-Dave Darland-271; 5-Brady Bacon-257; 6-Jon Stanbrough-229; 7-Chris Windom & Justin Grant-223; 9-C.J. Leary-221; 10-Chad Boespflug-205.

 

 

NOBILE #1 IN WESTERN HPD OPENER

AT LAKE HAVASU

Lake Havasu City, AZ........Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget opener at Havasu 95 Speedway. Bryant Dawson took second ahead of Michael Fanelli, Cody Jessop and Annie Breidinger.

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USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: February 28, 2015 - Lake Havasu City, Arizona - Havasu 95 Speedway

QUALIFYING: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-14.839; 2. Bryant Dawson, 99, Clark-15.029; 3. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.254; 4. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.328; 5. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.543; 6. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.644; 7. Dezel West, 21, West-15.675; 8. Jesse Love, 38, Live-15.685; 9. Joel Raybourne, 2u, RamBull-15.944; 10. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-16.619; 11. Shawn Buckley, 91s, Buckley-NT.

TROPHY DASH: (4 laps) 1. Nobile, 2. Jessop, 3. Fanelli, 4. Dawson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Bryant Dawson, 3. Michael Fanelli, 4. Cody Jessop, 5. Annie Breidinger, 6. Toni Breidinger, 7. Dezel West, 8. Joel Raybourne, 9. Ashley Hazelton, 10. Shawn Buckley, 11. Jesse Love. NT

 

PERRIS "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" OPENS 12TH USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SEASON
By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 28, 2015... On Saturday, March 7th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will open their twelfth season at Perris Auto Speedway with the annual “Sokola Shootout." Joining the traditional 410 cubic-inch powered sprints will be the PAS Senior Sprint Cars and Young Gun Sprint Cars. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, with racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The "Sokola Shootout" has been a popular event on the West Coast since March 17, 2001 when "The Cowboy" Tony Jones won the inaugural race at Manzanita Speedway. Originally called the "Sokola Classic" to honor past CRA President and USAC Sprint Supervisor Gary Sokola, the race has grown to also recognize his family and their contributions to racing. Last year, “The Demon” Damion Gardner earned his second Sokola victory on March 15th after passing Mike Spencer on lap fourteen. This Saturday night, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, and Spencer will be looking to join Gardner, “The Shermanator” Jeremy Sherman and Mike Kirby as the only two-time winners of the prestigious event.

After scoring eleven wins in twenty-two races, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California claimed his third Amsoil USAC/CRA Championship in 2014. Driving Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner also earned ten Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, fifteen heat race victories, twenty-one top-10 finishes and 205 feature laps led. After recording those stats, Alexander Racing was named the 2014 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” by a panel voting with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. This Saturday, “The Demon” will be looking for his series leading 58th triumph and 33rd USAC/CRA “home track” feature win.

Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer finished second in the Amsoil USAC/CRA point standings. Racing Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer won at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway on June 27th. In addition, the five-time champion had five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 108 feature laps led to his credit. Mike will have his eyes on his second “Sokola Shootout” victory and his 36th USAC/CRA triumph.

Claiming his sixth career USAC/CRA victory at Perris on June 14th, Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California took third in the championship point standings. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell also had one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, three heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led on the season. The 2014 USAC West Coast Champion will be looking to add the “Sokola Shootout” to his resume.

Corona, California’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams ranked fourth in the Amsoil USAC/CRA point chase. Piloting Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams earned his first USAC/CRA main event win at Santa Maria on July 5th. The former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year ended his season with one heat race victory, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led on the year. “The Cadillac” will have his sights on earning his first “home track” win at Perris Auto Speedway.

Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, California placed fifth in the final point standings. Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams earned a dramatic victory at Petaluma on June 28th. The 2009 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year closed out his campaign with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, eight top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led. Austin will be looking to score his fourth career USAC/CRA feature win on Saturday.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Brody Roa, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, Logan Williams, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Chris Gansen, Jace Vander Weerd, R.J. Johnson, Ronnie Gardner, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $20, Senior tickets are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call (951) 940-0134.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Diversified Machine Inc., Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.
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SOKOLA CLASSIC / SHOOTOUT WINNERS:
2001-Tony Jones; 2002-Jeremy Sherman; 2003-Jeremy Sherman; 2004-Cory Kruseman; 2005-Mike Kirby; 2006-Mike Kirby; 2007-Not Held; 2008-Not Held; 2009-Rickie Gaunt; 2010-Damion Gardner; 2011-Mike Spencer; 2012-Nic Faas; 2013-Bryan Clauson; 2014-Damion Gardner.

2015 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 7: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Sokola Shootout)
March 20: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Copper On Dirt)
March 21: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Copper On Dirt)
April 18: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular)
May 2: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
May 9: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (All Coast Challenge / $5,000-to-Win)
May 23: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Salute To Indy)
June 13: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
July 3: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Doug Fort Memorial)
July 4: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Firecracker 40)
August 15: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
September 5: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 6: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 7: Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA (California Sprint Week)
September 10: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (Gold Cup Race of Champions / California Sprint Week)
September 11: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Jim Turner Memorial / California Sprint Week)
September 12: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (California Sprint Week)
September 19: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
October 23: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
October 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 12: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals)
November 13: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals)
November 14: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals)
November 19: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 20: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

RAINS FORCE SATURDAY EAST BAY CANCELLATION; STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" POINT SCORER

(Gibsonton, Florida)...Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.

A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the track. The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship now gears up for its next race, Saturday, April 4, at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

Thomas won Thursday's East Bay feature and Ballou, who also won last week's Ocala opener, won Friday at East Bay. Other Florida winners were Brady Bacon and Dave Darland (both at Ocala).

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"WINTER DIRT GAMES" CHAMPIONS (2010-2015)

2010: Damion Gardner 2011: Damion Gardner 2012: Bryan Clauson 2013: Hunter Schuerenberg 2014: Bryan Clauson 2015: Chase Stockon NEW AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:

1. Chase Stockon (Elizabethtown, IN) - 298 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) - 284 3. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA) - 280 4. Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN) - 271 5. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) - 257 6. Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN) - 229 7. Justin Grant (Ione, CA) - 223 7. Chris Windom (Canton, IL) - 223 9. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) - 221 10. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA) - 205

UPCOMING EVENTS

**Saturday, April 4, 2015 TRACK: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) - 3/8th Mile High Banked Clay Oval HOT LAPS: 6pm TICKETS: Adults $25. Kids 7-12: $7. Age 6 & Under: FREE. Pit Pass: $30 (all ages). LOCATION: 1 1/2 Miles West of I-275 on U.S.50 ADDRESS: 351 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg Indiana, 47025

For more information regarding the events at Lawrenceburg Speedway, please visit the track's official website at lawrenceburgspeedway.com or call them at (812) 539-4700.

Visit the United States Auto Club's official website at www.usacracing.com or call (317) 247-5151.

 

 

LAS VEGAS HOSTS THURSDAY USAC WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SEASON OPENER
By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 28, 2015... On Thursday, March 5th, the USAC West Coast and SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire, the $2,500-to-win "4th Annual Sin City Showdown" opens the point season for both groups and will kickoff the popular Grudge Series. A talented roster of drivers from Arizona, California, and the Midwest are expected to compete for bragging rights on the half-mile clay oval. The famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds will share the spotlight as the spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.lvms.com/dirt or call 702.644.4444.

Held during NASCAR weekend, the "Sin City Showdown" has become one of the most popular events on the USAC West Coast and SouthWest schedules. Last year, Austin Liggett from Tracy, California took the lead from J.J. Yeley on the third lap and streaked to his first career USAC Sprint Car victory. California’s Bud Kaeding won the inaugural event on his way to the West Coast championship and Indiana’s Bryan Clauson raced Mike Martin’s second car to the 25-lap win in 2013. As this writing goes to press, promoters Kevin Montgomery and Chris Kearns are looking for additional sponsorship to increase the mini-series point fund.

After winning his second Grudge Series championship, Mike Spencer of Temecula, California leads a strong contingent from the Golden State. Driving Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Maxim, the five-time USAC/CRA champion leads all drivers with two Grudge Series wins. Defending USAC West Coast Champion Matt Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., USAC Western Classic Champion Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Colby Copeland, and more are expected at Las Vegas.

Phoenix, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson had a stellar 2014 campaign and earned his second USAC SouthWest title. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson heads a tough Copper State roster including “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Matt Rossi, Shon Deskins, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Brian Hosford, Michael Curtis, Nick Aiuto, and more.

At press time, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg, “The Bear” Chris Windom of Illinois, and Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham will also race in the “Sin City Showdown.” Schuerenberg, a USAC National series veteran, and Marcham, the 2013 USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year, will drive the potent Keith Ford #73 Berry Pack entries. Windom, the 2010 Oval Nationals Champion, will pilot a Bernie Weber team car to Brian Hosford.

The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located twelve miles north of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada off Interstate 15 at Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd). The pit gate will open at 2:00pm and more event information can be found at www.lvms.com/dirt or calling (702) 644-4444. Advance General Admission tickets are on sale for $39 and Reserve tickets are $40. For more ticket information, visit www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Diversified Machine Inc., Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and for more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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“SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” WINNERS:
2012-Bud Kaeding, 2013-Bryan Clauson, 2014-Austin Liggett.

GRUDGE SERIES CHAMPIONS:
2012-Ryan Bernal. 2013-Mike Spencer, 2014-Mike Spencer.

2015 USAC GRUDGE SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 5: *The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV (Sin City Showdown / $2,500-to-Win)
September 26: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win)
November 19: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 20: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC SouthWest & West Coast Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

2015 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 5: *The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV (Sin City Showdown / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
March 13: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
March 14: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
March 28: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
April 4: Bakersfield Speedway - Bakersfield, CA
April 11: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA
May 16: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
May 30: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
June 20: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA
June 27: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
July 25: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Peter Murphy Classic)
August 1: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
August 22: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
September 26: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
October 3: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA
October 10: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (KRC Safety Fall Shootout)
November 19: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 20: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 21: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
March 5: *The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV (Sin City Showdown / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
March 28: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hank Arnold Memorial)
April 11: Cocopah Speedway - Yuma, AZ
April 18: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
May 2: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Canyon Clash)
May 16: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
May 23: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
May 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
June 13: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
June 20: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Father’s Day Classic)
June 27: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Hot Summer Nights)
July 10: #El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, TX (Border Tour / $2,000-to-Win)
July 11: #Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour / $2,000-to-Win)
July 18: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
August 1: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Allscapes Back To School Special)
August 19: Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 20: Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 21: 81 Speedway - Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 22: Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 28: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 29: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
September 19: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
September 26: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 3: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
October 17: Central Arizona Speedway - Casa Grande, AZ
November 19: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 20: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 21: *USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

RAINS FORCE SATURDAY EAST BAY CANCELLATION;

STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" POINT SCORER

Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the track. The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship now gears up for its next race, April 4, at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.

Thomas won Thursday's East Bay feature and Ballou, who also won last week's Ocala opener, won Friday at East Bay. Other Florida winners were Brady Bacon and Dave Darland (both at Ocala).

2015 AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car Naional Championship Standings: 1-Chase Stockon-298; 2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-284; 3-Robert Ballou-280; 4-Dave Darland-271; 5-Brady Bacon-257; 6-Jon Stanbrough-229; 7-Chris Windom & JustinGrant-223; 9-C.J. Leary-221; 10-Chad Boespflug-205.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 February 27, 2015 - Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.968; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.183; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.258; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.266; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.283; 6. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.306; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.352; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.360; 9. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.393; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.418; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.493; 12. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.496; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.517; 14. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.518; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.573; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.587; 17. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.663; 18. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.755; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.854; 20. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.872; 21. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.954; 22. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-16.031; 23. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.102; 24. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.126; 25. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.151; 26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.157; 27. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-16.233; 28. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.341; 29. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-16.456; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.509; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.875.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Ballou, 3. Windom, 4. Weir, 5. Cockrum, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. C.Short, 3. B.Short, 4. Darland, 5. Clauson, 6. Robbins, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hoffman. 2:06.71

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Farney, 2. Hines, 3. Grant, 4. Cummins, 5. Hery, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Bell. 2:08.44

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Bacon, 3. Shuman, 4. Andretti, 5. Leary, 6. Chapple, 7. Swanson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Leary, 3. Clauson, 4. Cockrum, 5. Jarrett, 6. Simon, 7. Hery, 8. Chapple, 9. Hoffman, 10. Robbins, 11. Swanson, 12. Kobylarz, 13. Gurley, 14. Mellenberndt, 15. Bell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Carson Short, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Brady Short, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Chris Windom, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Scotty Weir, 22. Landon Simon. NT

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**Swanson, Kobylarz, and Bell flipped during the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Thomas, Laps 15-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-298; 2-Thomas-284; 3-Ballou-280; 4-Darland-271; 5-Bacon-257; 6-Stanbrough-229; 7-Windom/Grant-223; 9-Leary-221; 10-Boespflug-205.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 28 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

 

 

THOMAS TACKLES EAST BAY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2015

(Gibsonton, Florida)...Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.

With two events remaining in "Winter Dirt Games" at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a chance at the "Triple Crown Challenge" posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features.

Brady Bacon got the jump from the pole, but he bobbled off turn-two, allowing Thomas to dart past on the bottom. Dave Darland got a great start from row-three up into third, and C.J. Leary was up into the top-five running the high line before the first caution flew for Jarett Andretti spinning in turn-two.

On a longer green flag run, the lead trio of Thomas, Bacon, and Darland encountered traffic. Bacon got hung outside Trevor Kobylarz in turn-two, allowing Darland to get a run off the bottom and steal the second spot as they entered on the cushion in turn-three. On lap 17, Darland pulled a carbon-copy move on Thomas for the lead, but it wasn't to be as a caution flew before the entire lap could be completed.

From there, Thomas was flawless at the front, negotiating some slower cars

in the race's final stages and winning by 1.026-seconds in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.

"It feels great to be back in this car and to be back to winning. I can't even explain how excited I am for this season. We've been running well, and tonight, we put it all together. It was tough to pass, but it was also really difficult to get around this place tonight. I gave Dave one opening and he caught me, but I was just lucky enough to get a second chance. Hopefully, we can qualify decent and give ourselves a chance again tomorrow," Thomas said.

Darland stalked Thomas in the closing stages, but was unable to make a move through traffic, settling for second in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian

Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.

"My Phillips team gave me a really good car again tonight, but it was tough to pass up through there. It got pretty one lane on both ends, just one on the bottom and one on the top. We were in the right place at the right time to get both Brady and KT in traffic, but the caution just came at the wrong time to cost us the lead. You hate to lose one like that, but we were right in the hunt again, so we'll try to put it up there again the rest of the weekend," Darland said.

Defending series champion Bacon held on for the third spot in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.

Leary came home fourth in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar, and Tracy Hines came from 15th to finish fifth in The Carolina Nut Company - Hansen's Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy.

AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship point leader Chase Stockon finished ninth after setting a new track record of 14.762 seconds in ProSource Qualifying.

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AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 26, 2015 - Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

31 CARS

FAST QUALIFIER: Chase Stockon-14.762 (New Track Record)

HEAT WINNERS: Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, Bryan Clauson & Tracy Hines

SEMI WINNER: C.J. Leary

FEATURE: 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Brady Short, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Carson Short, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Kody Swanson, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Thomas. NEW AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:

1. Chase Stockon (Elizabethtown, IN) - 236 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) - 222 3. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) - 220 4. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA) - 211 5. Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN) - 204 6. Chris Windom (Canton, IL) - 196 7. Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN) - 189 8. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) - 176 9. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA) - 164 10. Justin Grant (Ione, CA) - 162 NEWS & NOTES

Kevin Thomas, Jr.'s feature victory on Thursday night marked his first USAC National Sprint Car win since since September 14, 2013 at Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Ind.).

Only two drivers have finished in the top-10 in all four features this season: C.J. Leary and Chase Stockon.

Chad Boespflug's charge from the 20th starting position to 7th during the feature was the most positions a driver has gained in a race in the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car season.

In qualifying, Chase Stockon's lap of 14.762 seconds broke the USAC track record for East Bay Raceway Park that was set by Brady Short on February 8, 2010 at 15.027.

A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

February 26, 2015 - Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.762 (New Track Record); 2. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.931; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.238; 4. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.289; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.291; 6. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.315; 7. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.367; 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.368; 9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.416; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.454; 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-15.468; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.470; 13. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.481; 14. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.502; 15. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.536; 16. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.543; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.564; 18. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.613; 19. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.624; 20. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.669; 21. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.673; 22. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.717; 23. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.739; 24. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.792; 25. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-15.817; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-15.868; 27. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.871; 28. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.906; 29. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.914; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.468; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.381.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stockon, 3. Bacon, 4. Cummins, 5. Boespflug, 6. Grant, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. 2:06.81

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. C.Short, 3. Jarrett, 4. Shuman, 5. Leary, 6. Swanson, 7. Hoffman, 8. Chapple. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Darland, 3. B.Short, 4. Kobylarz, 5. Windom, 6. Robbins, 7. Farney, 8. Bell. 2:13.34

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Andretti, 3. Thomas, 4. Mellenberndt, 5. Cockrum, 6. Hery, 7. Weir. 2:15.14

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Boespflug, 3. Cockrum, 4. Grant, 5. Windom, 6. Swanson, 7. Farney, 8. Gurley, 9. Simon, 10. Chapple, 11. Robbins, 12. Hery, 13. Bell, 14. Weir. 3:24.94

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Brady Short, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Carson Short, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Kody Swanson, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Thomas.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-236; 2-Thomas-222; 3-Bacon-220; 4-Ballou-211; 5-Darland-204; 6-Windom-196; 7-Stanbrough-189; 8-Leary-176; 9-Boespflug-164; 10-Grant-162.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 27 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

 

 

EAST BAY "SWEEP" NEXT TARGET FOR AMSOIL SPRINT STARS;

BALLOU, BACON, DARLAND (#23) POST OCALA VICTORIES

Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.

The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.

Early favorites include defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon, Dave Darland and Robert Ballou, winners of last week's trio of series-opening races at Ocala, Fla. Darland, the all-time leader in terms of USAC Sprint car feature wins with 54, was second to Gardner in the last 2010 East Bay feature and extended his all-time USAC National feature victory streak to 23 consecutive years with his record 54th career AMSOIL National Sprint win Sunday.

East Bay has hosted a total of five USAC races, which included three Ford Focus Midget Series events in 2006. Bryan Clauson posted a second and a seventh behind Gardner in the 2010 races, while 2014 Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Driver of the Year Brady Short had a third and fourth in the two 2010 races.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., who won Friday's 30-lap race at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, trails Chase Stockon by 27 points and Chris Windom by two in the 2015 series standings entering the East Bay races. He led all 30 laps of Friday's race in the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Triple X/Williams Mopar. Stockon finished second ahead of Windom, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Kyle Cummins.

Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif., led all but one lap of Friday's Ocala opener in his Ballou Motorsports Blakesley Auto Maxim/Ott. Stockon was second while Bacon, who led lap 12, took third ahead of Jon Stanbrough and Justin Grant.

Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., led all 30 laps Sunday in his Phillips Motorsports Trench Shoring DRC/Foxco, trailed by Windom, Stanbrough, Thomas and Stockon.

Pro Source fast qualifier cash awards at Ocala were garnered by Bacon (Friday and Sunday) and Stockon (Saturday).

This week's races at East Bay Raceway Park will be streamed live on Xsan.tv.

2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 1-Chase Stockon-187; 2-Chris Windom-162; 3-Brady Bacon-160; 4-Robert Ballou-158; 5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-156; 6-Jon Stanbrough-150; 7-Justin Grant-146; 8-Dave Darland-136; 9-Chad Boespflug-119; 10-C.J. Leary-116.

 

 

LONDON BRIDGE BACKDROP FOR WESTERN HPD OPENER

The famed London Bridge, relocated in 1971 to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, serves as the backdrop for this weekend's opening round of the 2015 USAC HPD Western Midget series.

Havasu 95 Speedway, some five miles south of the bridge, is the venue for Saturday night's events. It will mark USAC's 14th appearance at the quarter-mile paved oval.

Arizona's Bryant Dawson, a 2-time USAC champion, scored victories there the last two seasons and Chris Lamb, the 2013 USAC Eastern champion, also won there in 2013. Other USAC winners since 2006 have included Monte Faccinto, Tim Skoglund, Daniel Adler, Robby Josett, Ian Miille, Alex Bowman, Eli Shrock, Austin Farley, Brodie Kostecki and Ross Rankine.

Defending USAC HPD Western and Pavement Champion Shawn Buckley expects to be among prime contenders for Saturday's win. He finished second to Dawson last year at Havasu 95. In 2014 Buckley picked up three pavement feature wins at Las Vegas, Nev. and one at Madera, Calif.

Ashley Hazelton, USAC's 2014 Western HPD Dirt Champion from Chatsworth, Calif., is expected to lead a contingent of lady driver which also should include Annie and Toni Briedinger of Hillsborough, Calif.

 

 

NEWS & NOTES HPD USAC Midget

The green flag for the 2015 HPD USAC Midget season will drop for the first time this season on Saturday, February 28 when the USAC Honda HPD Western Pavement Midgets visit Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

In the series' only 2014 visit to the scenic, 1/4-mile paved oval in western Arizona, Bryant Dawson, of Phoenix, Ariz. passed former Honda USAC Western Midget champion Wally Pankratz on lap two and led the remaining 49 laps en route to the feature win.

Dawson, a 2-time USAC champion, scored victories there the last two seasons and Chris Lamb, the 2013 HPD USAC Eastern champion, also won there in 2013. Other USAC winners since 2006 have included Monte Faccinto, Tim Skoglund, Daniel Adler, Robby Josett, Ian Miille, Alex Bowman, Eli Shrock, Austin Farley, Brodie Kostecki and Ross Rankine.

This year's HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Series slate features 22 races in four states (Arizona, California, Idaho and Nevada). The race at Havasu 95 Speedway this weekend will be the one and only visit for the series in the "Grand Canyon State" in 2015 and the 14th appearance overall at the quarter-mile paved oval.

Arizona's Defending HPD USAC Western and Pavement Champion Shawn Buckley expects to be among prime contenders for Saturday's win. He finished second to Dawson last year. Ashley Hazelton, USAC's 2014 Western HPD Dirt Champion from Chatsworth, Calif., is expected to lead a contingent of lady drivers which also includes Annie and Toni Breidinger of Hillsborough, Calif.

 

 

DARLAND STRETCHES USAC NATIONAL WIN STREAK TO 23 YEARS WITH OCALA WIN

(Ocala, Florida)...Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series. The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile "D"-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of "Winter Dirt Games VI" which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

Darland's all-time record 54th National Sprint Car win came in flag-to-flag fashion aboard the Phillips Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.

"My crew had to work their (tails) off just to get the car ready for the feature after some issues in the heat race and then gave me a great car even without having much chance to keep up with the track. We have just had some bad luck out of the gate, but tonight was a great way to rebound. It's good to be down here while it's snowing at home, and I can drink a beer to celebrate while it's warm outside. And it's good to get my first win in the state of Florida!" Darland said.

Darland led at the start over polesitter Chris Windom, while Robert Ballou was the early man on the move, jumping into the top-five in just a few laps after starting tenth. A red flag on lap six brought things to a screeching halt as Brady Short flipped hard into turn three and collected Landon Simon.Neither driver was hurt.

After a tangle on the ensuing restart, Ballou found himself bringing out the next caution as he slid to a stop in turn-three, giving up the fifth spot but restarting at the tail. Under that caution, defending champion and current point leader Brady Bacon pulled to the infield. He started the night as the ProSource "Fast Time" winner, but registered a DNF in the feature.

From there, the race went green and, despite losing brakes on lap-five,Darland was able to pull away from the field. He encountered very little lapped traffic, but handled it with ease en route to a 2.482-second victory over Windom, who found the podium for the second night in a row aboard the Lein Acres - Mid-State Equipment #2 DRC/Speedway Mopar.

"You always want to win, but I can't be much happier with the weekend we put together. To get two podium finishes with a brand new deal and guys new to sprint car racing - I'm just fortunate Hans (Lein) gave me a ride down here. I had to get in below the hole in one, but I dropped down a little in three and four which seemed to help. Dave was just too far out at that point," Windom said.

Jon Stanbrough also planted his brand new operation on the podium to end the weekend, as well, as he ran third in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.

"To come out of here with two top-fives with a brand new team is pretty good, and we have things going in the right direction. It's nice to have all the people supporting us, and commenting about how much they like the car,even. We have a good group of people working on this and supporting us.Daryl (Tate) is really easy to work with for me, and hopefully we can keep improving and knock some wins down. It's been a lot of work in a very short amount of time to get this together, and it's been stressful to get it all together and there's still much more to do when we get home, but I'm very grateful for all the support," Stanbrough said.

Kevin Thomas, Jr. found himself back in the top-five on Saturday nightaboard the Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher, and new point leader Chase Stockon rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank &Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

C.J. Leary earned the ProSource "Hard Charger Award" after driving from 17th to finish seventh.

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AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 22, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

FAST QUALIFIER: Brady Bacon-14.088

HEAT WINNERS: Dave Darland, Robert Ballou, Kyle Cummins & Brady Short . SEMI WINNER: Shane Cockrum

FEATURE: 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Justin Grant, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Kyle Robbins, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Carson Short, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Aaron Farney, 16. Kody Swanson, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Shane Cockrum, 20. Brady Bacon, 21. Brady Short, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Logan Jarrett.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland. NEW AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:

1. Chase Stockon (Elizabethtown, IN) - 187 2. Chris Windom (Canton, IL) - 162 3. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) - 160 4. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA) - 158 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) - 156 6. Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN) - 150 7. Justin Grant (Ione, CA) - 146 8. Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN) - 136 9. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA) - 119 10. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) - 116 NEWS & NOTES

The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010.

A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.

East Bay has hosted a total of five USAC races, which included three Ford Focus Midget Series events in 2006. Bryan Clauson posted a second and a seventh behind Gardner in the 2010 Sprint Car races, while 2014 Hoosier Auto Racing Fans' Driver of the Year Brady Short had a third and fourth in the two 2010 races.

UPCOMING EVENTS

**Thursday, February 26, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Four)/"Winternationals" TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) TICKETS: Grandstand pass $20. Pit pass $30. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only). Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating). MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv

**Friday, February 27, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Five)/"Winternationals" TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25. Pit pass $35. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only). Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating). MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv

**Saturday, February 28, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Six)/"Winternationals" TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) TICKETS: Grandstand pass $35. Pit pass $40. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only). Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating). MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv

For more information regarding the events at East Bay Raceway Park, please visit the track's official website at www.eastbayracewaypark.com or call them at (813) 677-7223.

Visit the United States Auto Club's official website at www.usacracing.com or call (317) 247-5151.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

February 22, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.088; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.206; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.209; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.256; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.313; 6. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.342; 7. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-14.368; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.384; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-14.397; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.458; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-14.477; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.485; 13. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.496; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532; 15. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.595; 16. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-14.606; 17. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.632; 18. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.673; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.726; 20. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.765; 21. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-14.778; 22. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-14.839; 23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-14.904; 24. Brandon Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-14.933; 25. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.258; 26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.618; 27. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-15.961; 28. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.135; 29. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Bacon, 3. Hines, 4. Robbins, 5. Leary, 6. Mellenberndt, 7. Chapple. 2:01.19

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Thomas, 3. Windom, 4. Gurley, 5. Andretti, 6. Jarrett, 7. Simon. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cummins, 2. C.Short, 3. Grant, 4. Farney, 5. Shuman, 6. Swanson, 7. Wolters. 2:02.91

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. Stockon, 3. Boespflug, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Cockrum, 6. Bell, 7. Spithaler. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Cockrum, 2. Shuman, 3. Leary, 4. Andretti, 5. Simon, 6. Swanson, 7. Jarrett, 8. Chapple, 9. Mellenberndt, 10. Wolters, 11. Bell. 3:06.20

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Justin Grant, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Kyle Robbins, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Carson Short, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Aaron Farney, 16. Kody Swanson, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Shane Cockrum, 20. Brady Bacon, 21. Brady Short, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Logan Jarrett. NT

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**Brady Short & Landon Simon flipped on Lap 6 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-187; 2-Windom-162; 3-Bacon-160; 4-Ballou-158; 5-Thomas-156; 6-Stanbrough-150; 7-Grant-146; 8-Darland-136; 9-Boespflug-119; 10-Leary-116.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 26 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

 

 

NIGHT TWO "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" WIN BELONGS TO BACON

(Ocala, Florida).......Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon wasted very little time getting himself into the win column with the 2015 tour, as he led all thirty laps and held on after a final-lap challenge from

Chase Stockon to take Saturday's "Winter Dirt Games VI" 30-lapper. The

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver's ninth-career victory put him back into the

point lead as the series continues Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala for the third round of the six-race race "Winter Dirt Games" series in Florida.

Bacon got the jump on fellow front-row starter Chris Windom, as Stockon ran

the high side into the third-spot in the early laps. A few laps later,

Stockon turned underneath Windom off turn-four to take the second spot. The race went nearly to the halfway point before a yellow, negating a chance for Stockon to use traffic to pass Bacon, who was slowed up behind the tail of

the field.

Just as the leaders again approach the back of the field, Kyle Robbins

stopped after contact with Shane Cockrum, who had slowed suddenly down the backstretch. With a three-lap dash to the checkered, Stockon tried a new

approach to go after Bacon. On the final lap, he entered turn-one higher and

came out of turn-two with enough momentum to pull alongside Bacon down the backstretch. The two nearly touched as they moved through the final corners, with Bacon throttling to the checkered with his front wheels in the air for the $5,000 victory.

It was the 87th win all-time for the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69

Triple X/Williams Mopar.

"He got a good run on us there and drove it in about as far as he could

without making contact, which is exactly what I would have done in the same

situation. We've seen both extremes of track conditions now and been good on both, so that's a great feeling going forward. It's a relief to get that

first win of the season, as they can be elusive sometimes. We had a hiccup

with an engine issue on practice night, but these guys are champions for a

reason and have had us ready to go the last two nights," Bacon said.

Stockon, who started the night by taking the ProSource "Fast Time Award,"

made it two podium finishes in a row as he stalked Bacon to the checkered in

the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

"I could just about throw up after coming that close. The drive to win races

makes this one hard to swallow, but we feel good about coming out and being this good on such different tracks. We like to see tracks that are

completely different like that, and it's definitely tested us. I knew I had

to change something to have a shot at him at the end, and I thought I could

make that work down through one and two. I closed up on him but wanted to

keep it clean," Stockon said.

Chris Windom made it a successful second night aboard the Lein Acres -

Mid-State Equipment #2 DRC/Speedway Mopar as he rounded out the podium.

"We've made big improvements with this car every time we've hit the track.

Tonight was tough with dealing with some rough, and dodging the holes a bit.

It's actually gone smoother than I expected to bring out a whole new sprint

car deal, and I'm excited to keep working on it and try to gain speed every

time we go out. I'm grateful to Hans (Lein) for putting me in his car, and

hopefully we can make something of it," Windom said.

Kevin Thomas, Jr. finished fourth in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane

#17RW Maxim/Fisher, and Kyle Cummins came from ninth to round out the

top-five in the Rick Pollock - Bates Commodities #21x Maxim/Advanced.

Jon Stanbrough picked up the ProSource "Hard Charger Award" after advancing from 20th to finish 14th.

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AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 21, 2014 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

FAST QUALIFIER: Chase Stockon-14.475

HEAT WINNERS: Chris Windom, Brady Short, Brady Bacon, Logan Jarrett

SEMI WINNER: Carson Short

FEATURE:1. Brady Bacon, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chris Windom, 4.

Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Carson Short, 7. Zach Daum, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Chad Boespflug, 12. Justin Grant, 13. Tracy Hines, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Logan Jarrett, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Bryan Clauson, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Kyle Robbins, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Brady Short, 22. Kody Swanson, 23. Casey Shuman.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1-30 Bacon NEW AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:

1. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) - 134 2. Chase Stockon (Elizabethtown, IN) - 132 3. Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA) - 119 4. Chris Windom (Canton, IL) - 98 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) - 93 6. Justin Grant (Ione, CA) - 91 7. Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN) - 88 8. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA) - 86 9. Carson Short (Marion, IL) - 79 10. Brady Short (Bedford, IN) - 73

UPCOMING EVENTS

**Sunday, February 22, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Three) TRACK: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) GATES OPEN: 3pm HOT LAPS START: 6pm TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25. Pit pass $35. Kids 5 & Under FREE. MEDIA COVERAGE: www.TheCushion.com for $24.95.

**Thursday, February 26, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Four)/"Winternationals" TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) TICKETS: Grandstand pass $20. Pit pass $30. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only). Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating). MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv

**Friday, February 27, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Five)/"Winternationals" TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25. Pit pass $35. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only). Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating). MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv

**Saturday, February 28, 2015 EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Six)/"Winternationals" TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) TICKETS: Grandstand pass $35. Pit pass $40. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only). Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating). MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv

For more information regarding the events at Bubba Raceway Park, please visit the track's official website at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call them at (352) 622-9400.

For more information regarding the events at East Bay Raceway Park, please visit the track's official website at www.eastbayracewaypark.com or call them at (813) 677-7223.

Visit the United States Auto Club's official website at www.usacracing.com or call (317) 247-5151.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

February 21, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.475; 2. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.593; 3. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.637; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.698; 5. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.706; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.768; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.882; 8. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.882; 9. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.911; 10. Kyle Cummins, 14.927; 11. Aaron Farney, 14.936; 12. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.938; 13. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.984; 14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.106; 15. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.118; 16. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.136; 17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.160; 18. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.185; 19. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-15.296; 20. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.335; 21. Brandon Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-15.340; 22. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.404; 23. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.569; 24. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.649; 25. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.779; 26. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.846; 27. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-15.939; 28. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.958; 29. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.425; 30. Thomas McCance, 22JR, McCance-16.880; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.948.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Hines, 3. Grant, 4. Stockon, 5. Cockrum, 6. Spithaler, 7. Chapple, 8. Mellenberndt. 1:59.76

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. Ballou, 3. Thomas, 4. Boespflug, 5. Swanson, 6. Cummins, 7. Andretti, 8. McCance. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Gurley, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Farney, 5. Leary, 6. C.Short, 7. Bell, 8. Wolters. 1:57.31

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jarrett, 2. Shuman, 3. Darland, 4. Daum, 5. Clauson, 6. Robbins, 7. Simon. 1:58.16

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. C.Short, 2. Clauson, 3. Cummins, 4. Robbins, 5. Leary, 6. Swanson, 7. Chapple, 8. Spithaler, 9. Mellenberndt, 10. Bell, 11. Andretti, 12. Simon, 13. Cockrum, 14. Wolters, 15. McCance. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Carson Short, 7. Zach Daum, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Chad Boespflug, 12. Justin Grant, 13. Tracy Hines, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Logan Jarrett, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Bryan Clauson, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Kyle Robbins, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Brady Short, 22. Kody Swanson, 23. Casey Shuman. NT

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**Andretti flipped during the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-134; 2-Stockon-132; 3-Ballou-119; 4-Windom-98; 5-Thomas-93; 6-Grant-91; 7-Stanbrough-88; 8-Boespflug-86; 9-C.Short-79; 10-B.Short-73.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 22 - Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

 

 

BALLOU CAPTURES AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR SEASON OPENER IN "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

February 20, 2015 (Ocala, Florida).......Robert Ballou opened the 2015 AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship much the way he ended last season as he fended off 2014 series champion Brady Bacon and drove away for the opening night win in "Winter Dirt Games VI" at Bubba Raceway Park.

The Rocklin, California driver hit double-digits in career wins as he took the Ballou Motorsports - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott to a 2.165-second victory in round one of the six-race tour of Florida that continues the next two nights at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 before the series heads to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. for three more races on February 26-27-28.

"I felt like this place owed me one after losing one with a flat tire a couple years back. We kept our deal together, and Derrick Bye kept working hard to keep this momentum rolling. We're working with the same car that won Oval Nationals to end last year. I knew we were in a tough spot as we hit traffic, and Bacon can get off the bottom so well here. But we battled back and got by him, and that's a great feeling," Ballou said.

Ballou began from the pole and led early over Justin Grant & Jon Stanbrough, as Bacon battled from row three after setting the ProSource "Fast Time Award" to open the night. Bacon tracked down Ballou as he encountered slower cars on lap ten, and Bacon snuck past him to the lead on lap 12.

Ballou countered, though, and swept back past Bacon down the backstretch, holding him off as they came to complete lap 14. A lap later, Kyle Cummins stopped to bring the race's only caution.

Ballou was unmatched after the restart, as Chase Stockon, who had just entered the top-five after falling back early in the race, began to march up on the high side. He caught Bacon and slid past into turn-one to take the second spot. In the final laps, Ballou again caught traffic but Stockon could only bite a small chunk out of his margin.

Stockon came home a strong second in the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

"We have changed a lot of things since this time last year, and it felt good to get rolling on the top and go by some really good guys. Our program doesn't get much credit when the track goes slick, so it's satisfying to get rolling so well when the track got black. We have seen a lot of different conditions now on this track, and seem to do pretty well with all of them," Stockon said.

Defending champion Bacon came home third in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.

"This is exactly the type of track we've struggled with the most, so tonight was good to get ourselves closer and be in contention for the win. I was better than Robert early in the race and got to him, but he was way better than us at the end. I finally moved up high after Chase got by me, and I was better up there, but it was too late to get anything going. We're happy with the progress we've made," Bacon said.

Jon Stanbrough opened up his venture of starting his own team with a strong fourth-place finish aboard the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D, while Grant rounded out the top-five in the Mark Hery Motorsports - Dick's Paint & Body #40 DRC/Claxton.

Bryan Clauson overcame obstacles in the heat to transfer from the Semi-Feature in the SST Motorsports #41 back-up car before going from 21st to 9th in the feature, earning the ProSource "Hard Charger Award."

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

February 20, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.454; 2. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.620; 3. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.788; 4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.835; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.865; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.917; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.923; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.974; 9. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.069; 10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.108; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.122; 12. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.191; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.203; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.204; 15. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.308; 16. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.327; 17. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.422; 18. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.491; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.537; 20. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.570; 21. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.675; 22. Casey Shuman, 21x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.702; 23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.885; 24. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-15.963; 25. Brandon Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-16.151; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.165; 27. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-16.231; 28. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-16.250; 29. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.604; 30. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-16.614; 31. Frank Carlsson, 20, Carlsson-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. B.Short, 3. Bacon, 4. Windom, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Spithaler, 8. Bell. 2:07.88

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Shuman, 3. Stockon, 4. Leary, 5. Clauson, 6. Simon, 7. Wolters. 2:11.94

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Cummins, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Cockrum, 5. Swanson, 6. Gurley, 7. Carlsson, 8. C.Short. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Daum, 3. Jarrett, 4. Farney, 5. Robbins, 6. Mellenberndt, 7. Darland. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. C.Short, 3. Simon, 4. Swanson, 5. Robbins, 6. Clauson, 7. Andretti, 8. Spithaler, 9. Gurley, 10. Mellenberndt, 11. Wolters, 12. Darland, 13. Carlsson, 14. Bell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Brady Short, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Bryan Clauson, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 13. Logan Jarrett, 14. Aaron Farney, 15. Carson Short, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Kody Swanson, 19. Zach Daum, 20. Kyle Robbins, 21. Chris Gurley, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Kyle Cummins, 24. Tracy Hines. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Ballou, Lap 12 Bacon, Laps 13-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Ballou-68; 2-Bacon-66; 3-Stockon-64; 4-Stanbrough-57; 5-Grant-56; 6-B.Short-52; 7-Boespflug-50; 8-Cockrum-48; 9-Leary-38; 10-Windom-36.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 21 - Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

 

 

OCALA SPRINT TIMETABLE MOVED BACK ONE DAY

"Winter Dirt Games VI" is moving back one day as a result of the cold temperatures and rain moving into Florida today and tomorrow. This week's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship schedule at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida now opens with an open practice Thursday night, followed by racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times remain the same for Friday and Saturday, while warmups on Sunday night will begin at 6 pm.

Defending AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon leads the series into the 2015 openers, which will be followed the next week by races Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 26-27-28) at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

This week's races at Ocala will be streamed live on www.TheCushion.com while the East Bay events will be streamed live on Xsan.tv.

 

 

14-RACE MIDWEST HPD MIDGET THUNDER SLATE ANNOUNCED

The USAC HPD Midwest Midget Thunder series is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming race season. The series is planning a schedule of dirt and asphalt races in 2015, with a goal of expanding on the previous focus as a developmental series to involve grass roots racers seeking a cost effective formula for midget racing.

The Midwest Midget Thunder series will be open to competitors with HPD legal Honda and Focus engines, and will move towards a 'one car' concept based on the traditional dirt midget chassis. The series is committed to stringent enforcement of rules for 2015, and will work closely with competitors to seal and inspect cars in order to meet the objective of low cost, competitive midget racing.

In order to provide full fields to promoters and competitors, The Midwest Midget Thunder Series has elected to partner with area mini sprint/lightning sprint associations to co-sanction the dirt series races for the 2015 season. Montpelier Speedway's midget series, the recent DuQuoin Indoor race, and associations such as BAM (Budget American Midget Series) have demonstrated that the HPD legal cars and mini sprints have very comparable performance on dirt tracks. There are three strong mini sprint associations in the Midwest, (American Mini Sprint Association, Midwest Mini Sprint Association and Southern Ohio Lightning Sprints) which primarily run winged races. Mini sprint participants will be required to meet the rules and membership requirements of the co-sanctioning mini sprint association, and will not be required to obtain a USAC membership. Each association will track points for its own members for any applicable point championships. These partnerships will benefit mini sprint racers by providing non-winged race opportunities at premier speedways in the Midwest, including Waynesfield Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Atomic Speedway, Jackson Speedway, and Plymouth Speedway, and benefits current and potential USAC members by giving them assurance that they can own a HPD legal car and have ample opportunities to race in the Midwest throughout the season. Negotiations are ongoing to finalize purse structures and points' funds, however several tracks including Waynesfield, Limaland and Atomic have committed to a $500 to win, $100 to start payout.

The series is also committed to a long term strategy to bring asphalt midget racing back to the Midwest. Columbus Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Speedrome, Kalamazoo Speedway, Shady Bowl Speedway, and Toledo Speedway have demonstrated their support in the future of asphalt midget racing by committing to dates at their facilities for the 2015 season. In order to provide the best possible field to these promoters, the Midwest Midget Thunder Series will utilize USAC HPD national rules for these events in 2015, and will work with the North Carolina based Eastern HPD series for a 'home and away' series for races at Speedrome, Columbus and Hickory Motor Speedway.

Please contact 317-771-6596 for additional information on the series, the Honda HPD engines, or rental car availability.

USAC HPD Midwest Midget Thunder Series Schedule

April 25 - Columbus Motor Speedway (1/3 mile asphalt) open to all USAC national HPD legal cars

May 1 - Toledo Speedway (1/5 mile asphalt) with the USAC Silver Crown Series

May 2 - Shady Bowl Speedway (3/10 mile asphalt)

May 23 - Indianapolis Speedrome (1/5 mile, asphalt) co-sanctioned with USAC HPD East Series

June 6 - Waynesfield Raceway Park (1/3 mile dirt) co-sanctioned with American Mini Sprint Association

July 24 - Limaland Motorsports Park (1/4 mile dirt) co-sanctioned with American Mini Sprint Association

July 25 - Waynesfield Raceway Park (1/3 mile dirt) (co-sanctioned with American Mini Sprint Association)

Aug 8 - Plymouth Speedway (3/8 mile dirt dirt) co-sanctioned with Midwest Mini Sprint Association

Aug 22 - Kalamazoo Speedway (3/8 mile asphalt) USAC HPD National Race

Aug 28 - Jackson Raceway Park (1/4 mile dirt) co-sanctioned with Southern Ohio Lightning Sprint Association)

Aug 29 - Atomic Speedway (3/8 mile dirt) co-sanctioned with Southern Ohio Lightning Mini Sprint Association)

Sept 5 - Shady Bowl Speedway (3/10 mile asphalt)

September 18 - Columbus Motor Speedway (1/3 mile asphalt) open to all USAC national HPD legal cars

Nov 21 - Hickory Speedway (1/3 mile asphalt) (co-sanctioned with USAC HPD East Series)

 

 

$5,000 EAST BAY "TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE" POSTED

East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. has posted a $5,000 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep all three AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features there February 26-27-28. In addition, a driver who wins two of the three would win an extra $500.

The "East Bay Triple Crown Challenge" highlights the final three rounds of the 2015 "Winter Dirt Games VI" which opens this weekend (Feb. 19-20-21) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

It wouldn't be the first Florida USAC Sprint "sweep." In 2010 Damion Gardner won both races held at East Bay. The next year he won two of three at Ocala and in 2012 he won another race at Ocala. In 2013 Tracy Hines won two of three at Ocala.

Last year Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson were the winners of the two races contested at Ocala.

Clauson will pilot a "new" ride this season for car owners SST Motorsports and thinks the "triple" is a possibility. "It's an exciting program, but it'll be tough to sweep all three. I'm going with a new car so we are a bit of an unknown and East Bay can be a tough track to stay on top of because it changes during the night. I finished second and seventh in 2010 when Gardner won both and ran one other time at East Bay in 2006. I always look forward to Florida this time of year."

--USAC--

 

 

BACON, HOFFMAN OPEN TITLE DEFENSE AT OCALA THIS WEEK

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Dynamics, Inc. open defense of their 2014 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship this week as the "Winter Dirt Games VI" begins Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

The team will try to add to Hoffman Auto Racing's all-time series record of 86 feature wins as the six-race "Winter Dirt Games VI" follows the Ocala openers with a trio of races Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

Bacon, who won last year's opener at Ocala and has eight career wins, posted 14 podium finishes on his way to the 2014 title. He will pilot the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Williams Mopar in the Florida tour.

The Hoffman team, who also won in 2012 at Ocala with driver Darren Hagen, earned their initial USAC National victory with driver Jim Hemmings at Salem, Ind. in 1961. In addition to Hemmings, Bacon and Hagen, other drivers who found victory lane in Hoffman cars include Rich Vogler, Steve Butler, Robbie Stanley, Larry Cannon, Cary Faas, Kenny Irwin Jr., Andy Michner, Dave Darland, Brian Tyler, Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough, Jerry Coons Jr., Daron Clayton and Kyle Larson.

"Florida played a major part of our season last year," says Bacon. "Getting off to a great start is always good and the team appears ready to make another title charge. It's nice to have six races there to kick-start the year. I've never raced at East Bay but I like the challenge of new tracks. Ocala is one of the most unique tracks we race at all year. It's like a half-mile in turns one and two, the like a quarter-mile in turns three and four. Turns three and four are critical and it seems like we are pretty good in that part of the track so that helps. It seems like the competition steps up more and more each year so putting together a sweep will be difficult but we will certainly try. I'm ready to get out of the Midwest for a couple of weeks!"

Bryan Clauson is the Ocala track record holder and won last year's Saturday night feature there. He joins the competition for Bacon this week, along with others like 2014 USAC Sprint winners Justin Grant, Dave Darland, Tracy Hines, Chase Stockon, Jon Stanbrough and Robert Ballou.

Defending USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson is also among expected participants, along with 2014 series Rookie of the Year Jarett Andretti and 2014 USAC Most Improved National Driver Shane Cockrum.

 

 

NEW DRIVER/TEAM COMBOS SET SIGHTS ON WINTER DIRT GAMES VI

The so-called "silly season" of racing has concluded as a wholesale of driver changes dot the landscape in the AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car National Sprint Car Championship series for "Winter Dirt Games VI" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

Among the expected entries that can be found in new rides for the series' opening events in 2014 include 2011 "Indiana Sprint Week" champion Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. who moves to the no. 2 owned by longtime midget campaigner Hans Lein and crewed by Greg Nelson. Windom's former ride, the Jeff Walker Racing Maxim/Claxton no. 11 sponsored by Jam-It-In Storage and Hoosier Tire, will be wheeled by Hebron, Indiana's Chris Gurley for the six-race set in Florida.

Last year's Belleville (Kans.) Nationals preliminary night winner Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill. will look to make his debut in the AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car National Sprint Car Championship this weekend wheeling the Daum Motorsports no. 5D. 2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix "Rookie of the Race" Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind. will test his talents in the seat of the Goacher no. 7G.

Three particular drivers are returning to teams that they have recent experience racing for in USAC competition. Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, Ala. returns to the seat of the Michael Dutcher Motorsports/Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane/Maxim/Fisher no. 17RW. The combination of Thomas and Dutcher won a season-high seven AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car features in 2013. Hanford, California's Chad Boespflug, who made three feature starts late last season in the Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving - Claxton Engines/DRC/Claxton Mopar no. 5, will attack the entire USAC Sprint Car schedule in 2015. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Ind. will steer the Bates Commodities/Maxim/Advanced Engines no. 21x fielded by Rick Pollock. Cummins' most recent ride in the Pollock-owned entry netted him Rookie of the Year honors in "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at Kokomo Speedway in August of last season.

Two-time AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car champion Bryan Clauson from Noblesville, Ind. has entered all six events in this year's "Winter Dirt Games VI" in the Physical Medicine Consultants - Kercher Engines/DRC/Kercher Chevy no. 41 owned by SST Motorsports.

Avon, Indiana's Jon Stanbrough, whose 35 career AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car feature wins puts him in a tie with Rich Vogler for ninth place on the series' all-time wins list, has started his own team and has numbered his car 81, the same number that he ran in his first years of sprint car racing in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car season commences with "Winter Dirt Games VI" beginning with three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 19-20-21 before the series heads to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. for events on February 26-27-28.

 

 

GARDNER HEADLINES WESTERN AWARDS BANQUET

Damion Gardner, the 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion, led a procession of USAC Champions and other special award recipients who were honored at Saturday night's annual USAC Western Awards Banquet in Paso Robles. Calif.

Emceed by Chris Kearns with a special address by long-time USAC supporter Ed Justice, Jr. of Justice Brothers, the ceremony played out before an audience at the Woodland Auto Display at the Estrella Warbirds Museum.

Gardner, of Concord, Calif., repeated his 2013 USAC/CRA laurels and was joined by 2014 USAC Champions Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast Sprints), Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. (Western Classic Sprints), Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif., (Honda Western Midgets), Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif. (Honda Western Pavement Midgets), Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. (HPD Midgets) and Ashley Hazelton of Chatsworth, Calif. (HPD Dirt Midgets).

Rookie of the Year honors went to Logan Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. (CRA Sprints), Trent Carter of Terre Bella, Calif. and Garrett Long of Porterville, Calif. (West Coast Sprints). Trevor Schmid of Stockton, Calif. (Western Classic Sprints), Jarid Blondel of Orange Calif. (Honda Western Midgets) and Joel Rayborne of West Covina, Calif. (HPD Midgets).

USAC prestigious "Race Organizer of the Year" award went to Kevin Montgomery.

Special awards were also presented to: John C. Anderson (the Bruce Bromme Mechanic of the Year), Julie Tanaka and Lance Jennings (the Evelyn Pratt Award), Damion Gardner (the Wilkerson Award) and Chad Nichols (the Joe Lynch Award).

 

 

DARLAND SETS SIGHTS ON #23 AT OCALA FEB. 19-21;

HINES CONTINUES TO CHALLENGE ALL-TIME RECORD

Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., whose USAC resume sets him apart from nearly every driver who ever sat in a race car, continues his quest to extend a remarkable USAC record when the 2015 USAC National season opens Feb. 19-20-21 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

"Winter Games VI" unfolds at Ocala and concludes Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. and the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races offer Darland the opportunity to extend a record which is simply amazing.

Darland earned his initial USAC National feature victory in 1993 at the "Tony Hulman Classic" in Terre Haute, Ind. and he's added at least one feature victory in each of the subsequent 21 seasons! That surpassed the record of 21 consecutive years established by A.J. Foyt (1959-1979) and Mel Kenyon (1962-1982).

Darland also is eyeing a significant 100th USAC National victory in 2015. He has 97 entering the season openers (30 Midgets, 53 Sprints and 14 Silver Crown), his 53rd Sprint victory surpassing Tom Bigelow's all-time mark of 52 last year.

Darland's 2015 season debuted with a trio of USAC Southwest/West Coast "special events" in Arizona which produced a pair of seconds and a third. He will again pilot the Phillips Motorsports entries in the 2015 AMSOIL National Sprint campaign, but this time with additional support from long-time USAC car owner Mike Curb.

"There are lots of reasons why I've been able to put this streak together," says Dave about the possibility of reaching the #23 milestone. "I had no intentions in 1993 of ever being able to achieve this, but I've been fortunate to have quality cars and teams and I continue to have that. Having the additional support of Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian in 2015 will be important to the team and we hope we can continue to make USAC history together. It'll be great to join the likes of Rich Vogler, A.J. Foyt and Mel Kenyon in the 100-win club and I'd like to get there as soon as possible. I not only feel good about my past, but certainly look forward to the future as we continue to seek success."

Darland is not the only driver on a consecutive victory streak. Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. has 19 consecutive years of scoring at least one USAC National win and would like to increase that streak to 20 during the 2015 openers. Hines' all-time National total stands at 91 (35 Midgets, 47 Sprints and 9 Silver Crown). The 47 Sprint wins rank third behind Darland and Bigelow.

A total of 40 tracks in 14 different states are included in the Darland USAC victory list, which also includes eight "regional" race wins in addition to his 97 Nationals.

 

 

ELEVATED PROSOURCE FAST TIME USAC INVOLVEMENT

Buck and Betty Rice of ProSource in Grand Saline, Tex., long-time supporters of USAC races and participants through contingency postings, have increased their involvement with USAC in 2015 and will supply fast time cash awards at all USAC National events, we well as providing a year-end award at USAC's National Awards Banquet.

A total of $10,000 has been pledged by ProSource, to be spilt amongst participants in USAC's Silver Crown, AMSOIL Sprint Car and Honda Midget series, which total 77 events at present.

Continuing with their long program of awarding USAC proficiency, ProSource established 2014 awards which included a year-end bonus for driver Rico Abreu, who was the most prolific fast qualifier in the Honda National Midget Series.

In 2015, in addition to a $100 cash award for fast time at each of the events, a $2,500 bonus will be presented to the driver who amasses the most combined fast times during the season in all three National categories. Eligibility for the $2,500 bonus will be contingent on displaying the ProSource decals on each side of the car during the events.

"We are pleased to once again honor USAC excellence during 2015," says Buck Rice, who is among the most enthusiastic of USAC supporters. "I appreciate what it takes to excel in this high-profile form of motorsports and look forward to an exciting season of racing. I hope to attend as many USAC races as possible and look forward to seeing all my friends."

ProSource Consultants provides engineering and project management to Oil & Gas Producers and other Industrial businesses with environmental contamination issues

 

 

RAIN FORCES USA RACEWAY CANCELLATIONS;

DARLAND CAPTURES "WINTER CHALLENGE" TITLE

Dave Darland is the 2015 "Winter Challenge" Champion following the cancellations of Friday and Saturday's races at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. because of rain.

Darland coupled a pair of second-place finishes and a third in last week's trio of USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car "special events" at Peoria, Ariz. to gain a 10-point margin over series runner Brady Bacon, winner of the January 23 opener. R.J. Johnson, the defending USAC Southwest Sprint Champ, finished third in the final points, followed by Charles Davis Jr. and Ryan Bernal. Bernal won last Saturday and Sunday's races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria.

The 2015 USAC calendar now moves on to Ocala, Fla. where the AMSOIL USAC National Sprints cars will battle in the "Winter Games VI" openers at Bubba Raceway Park February 19-20-21.

The USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars will resume action on March 6 at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

2015 USAC "Winter Challenge" Final Standings: 1-Dave Darland-197, 2-Brady Bacon-187, 3-R.J. Johnson-186, 4-Charles Davis Jr.-176, 5-Ryan Bernal-174, 6-Dalten Gabbard-152, 7-Mike Martin-149, 8-Stevie Sussex-139, 9-Rick Ziehl-121, 10-David Dykes-106.

 

 

WINTER CHALLENGE HEADS TO TUCSON FOR FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENTS

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 29, 2015… Tomorrow night, the “4th Annual E&K Winter Challenge” featuring the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars will shift to USA Raceway in Tucson. Opening with a Friday night $2,000-to-win feature, the mini-series champion will crowned after Saturday’s $4,000-to-win finale. Also showcasing IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, X-Mods, and Dwarf Cars on both nights, Friday’s show will start at 7:00pm, while the Saturday’s event will begin at $5:00pm For more event and ticket information, visit www.raceusaraceway.com.

Thanks to E&K Construction of Phoenix, the “Winter Challenge” is offering a $5,000 bonus with $2,000 going to the point champion as $1,000, $750, $500, and $250 will go to second through fifth. The lowest point driver that started all five main events will earn the $500 “Most Valuable Racer” award. USAC SouthWest Series rules apply and the purse information is at the bottom of this release.

After three rounds, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana holds a ten point lead. Racing Mike Martin’s #16B Ultimate Offroad / Sherwin-Williams Maxim, Darland recorded a third and two second place finishes at Canyon Speedway Park. Last year’s Winter Challenge Champion also has one heat race win, one high point driver award, and 25 feature laps led to his credit. The veteran driver is tied for the most wins in the “Winter Challenge” and will be looking to add a USA Raceway win to his resume.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon ranks second in the Winter Challenge point chase. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Bacon won the opening night feature and claimed two fourth place finishes. The defending USAC National Champion also has one heat race victory and 26 feature laps led in the mini-series. Bacon has two career Winter Challenge main event wins and will have his sights on a nice payday in Tucson.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson sits third in the mini-series point standings. Driving Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, Johnson has earned a second, third, and fifth place finish in the Winter Challenge. The two-time USAC SouthWest Champion also has one heat race win at Canyon Speedway Park. Johnson will be looking to move up the point chase by sweeping the main events at USA Raceway.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye is currently fourth in the Winter Challenge. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis has scored a fourth, fifth, and third place runs in the mini-series. The five-time Arizona Champion will be one of the favorites to watch at Tucson’s 3/8-mile clay oval.

Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal sits fifth in the point chase. Piloting the Mike Phulps owned #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal crashed on opening night, scoring twelfth. The 2-time USAC Western Classic Champion has rebounded, scoring the last two feature wins, including one of the closest finishes in USAC history. Ryan will be looking to carry his momentum to victory circle at Tucson.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Dalten Gabbard, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Stevie Sussex, “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl, David Dykes, Matt Lundy, Dennis Gile, Shon Deskins, and more.

USA Raceway is located at 4300 E. Los Reales Road in Tucson, Arizona. To get to the track, take Interstate 10 to exit 265. Drive 2.5 miles south on S. Alvernon Way, the 0.5 miles east on Los Reales Road. Advance tickets are on sale now and more event information can be found at www.raceusaraceway.com or calling (602) 258-7223 (RACE). ----------------------------------------------- WINTER CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS: 2012-Tracy Hines, 2013-Bryan Clauson, 2014-Dave Darland.

WINTER CHALLENGE MAIN EVENT WINS: 3-Bryan Clauson, 3- Dave Darland, 3-Tracy Hines, 2-Brady Bacon, 2-Ryan Bernal, 2-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Colby Copeland, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Jon Stanbrough, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

WINTER CHALLENGE POINT STANDINGS: 1. Dave Darland-197; 2. Brady Bacon-187; 3. R.J. Johnson-186; 4. Charles Davis Jr.-176; 5. Ryan Bernal-174; 6. Dalten Gabbard-152; 7. Mike Martin-149; 8. Stevie Sussex-139; 9. Rick Ziehl-121; 10. David Dykes-106; 11. Matt Lundy-79; 12. Dennis Gile-62; 13. Shon Deskins-57; 14. Dustin Cormany-42; 15. Andy Reinbold-41; 16. Josh Pelkey-40; 17. Jonas Reynolds-37; 18. Mark Morin-30.

JANUARY 30 PURSE: 1-$2,000; 2-$1,000; 3-$800; 4-$600; 5-$500; 6-$400; 7-$375; 8-$350; 9-$325; 10-$300; 11-$280; 12-$260; 13-$245; 14-$230; 15-$215; 16-$210; 17-$205; 18-$205; 19-$200; 20-$200.

JANUARY 31 PURSE: 1-$4,000; 2-$2,000; 3-$800; 4-$1,200; 5-$700; 6-$600; 7-$575; 8-$550; 9-$525; 10-$500; 11-$480; 12-$460; 13-$445; 14-$430; 15-$420; 16-$410; 17-$405; 18-$400; 19-$400; 20-$400.

2015 WINTER CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION January 30: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 31: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) ----------------------------------------------- This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

WILLIAMS, SCHMID, CARTER, LONG, BLONDEL, RAYBORNE

"ROOKIE" STARS AT WESTERN BANQUET FEBRUARY 7

Drivers Logan Williams, Trevor Schmid, Trent Carter, Garrett Long, Jarid Blondel and Joel Rayborne are slated for year-end recognition as 2014 "Rookies of the Year" when the USAC Western States Banquet unfolds February 7 at the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, Calif.

They are among numerous drivers, car owners and special award recipients to be celebrated at the function, which begins with a meet and greet from 4:30-6:30 pm at the facility located at the Estrella Warbirds Museum at the east end of Paso Robles.

Williams, of Yorba Linda, Calif., finished 11th in the final AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint standings and scored a trio of "top-10" finishes during the season.

Schmid, of Stockton, Calif., notched a pair of "top-10" finishes in his four Western Classic Sprint car starts.

Carter, of Terre Bella, Calif., and Long, of Porterville, Calif., will share the USAC West Coast Sprint "Rookie" honors. Carter posted a pair of "top-10" finishes and both finished in the "top-20" in the series standings.

Blondel, of Orange, Calif., compiled nine "top-10s," including a pair of thirds on his way to the number three ranking in the final Honda USAC Western Midget series. His 18 total starts were the most for any driver.

Rayborne, of West Covina, Calif., took fifth in the Western HPD Midget points and was 11th on the dirt, resulting in a sixth-place overall finish in the standings.

Ed Justice, Jr. of Justice Brothers, one of the sport's most ardent supporters, will serve as the keynote speaker at the February 7 event.

Champion drivers being honored include USAC/CRA Sprint Car titlist Damion Gardner, West Coast Sprint Car king Matt Mitchell, Western Classic Sprint champ Ryan Bernal, Western Midget Champ Ronnie Gardner, Western Pavement Midget Champ Chad Nichols and Western HPD Midget champ Shawn Buckley and HPD Dirt champ Ashley Hazelton.

Kevin Montgomery will also be presented the USAC National Race Organizer of the Year honors.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN $4,000 CANYON VICTORY

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 26, 2015... Leading all 30-laps, Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California backed up Saturday’s dramatic victory to claim his second straight win of the “E&K Winter Challenge.” For Bernal, the $4,000 triumph at Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park was his fourth career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car feature win. “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Brady Bacon, and R.J. Johnson followed Ryan to the checkered flags.

Piloting the Mike Phulps owned #56 Tri-L Mandarin Racing / Core Power ART, Ryan Bernal started his evening by taking third in his heat race. Ranking fifth in passing points, the 2-time USAC Western Classic Champion grabbed the lead from his outside front-row starting spot and was not to be denied. Ryan has climbed to fifth in the Winter Challenge standings as the mini-series resumes Friday at Tucson’s USA Raceway.

For the second race in a row, Lincoln, Indiana’s “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland has scored a second place finish. Racing Mike Martin’s #16B Ultimate Offroad / Sherwin-Williams Maxim, Darland earned his first heat race victory of the Winter Challenge and was the night’s high point driver. Starting sixth in the feature, Dave took advantage of a late race bobble by Davis to take the runner-up spot. By virtue of his strong performances, the veteran driver sits atop the Winter Challenge points heading to Tucson.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye looked to have second well in hand until slipping to third in the closing laps. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis placed third in his heat race and ranked sixth in the nightly passing points. The five-time Arizona Champion is currently fourth in the mini-series point chase and will be looking to move up the standings with a win at USA Raceway.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon stormed to fourth at Canyon Speedway Park after starting eighth. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Bacon ran fourth in his heat race and seated the USAC National Champion eighth in passing points. When the Winter Challenge resumes in Tucson, the opening night winner is second in the standings and ten points behind Darland.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix claimed fifth in the 30-lap main event. Racing Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, Johnson was second to Dalten Gabbard in his heat race, ranking the 2-time USAC SouthWest Champion fourth in passing points. The second generation driver sits third in the Winter Challenge points and will be looking to sweep the Friday and Saturday features at Tucson.

After battling engine problems and arriving late to Canyon Speedway Park, Tempe’s Stevie Sussex earned his second Winter Challenge “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors. Charging to an eighth place finish after starting thirteenth, the pilot of Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Stratis Construction / Westin Diversified RSS ranks eighth in the mini-series. The young driver hopes to have solved all of his mechanical woes and battle for the checkered flags at USA Raceway.

Dalten Gabbard of Glendale raced to victory in the program’s second 8-lap heat race. Driving the family owned #77 BG Chemicals / AZ Heat Trucking Maxim, Gabbard placed second in the nightly passing points and claimed sixth in the main event. Dalten will have his sights on adding the winning trophy from Tucson to his collection.

After an open practice session on Thursday, the USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Cars will return to action on Friday, January 30th, at Tucson’s USA Raceway. Round #4 of the “E&K Winter Challenge” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, X-Mods, and Dwarf Cars. Located at 4300 E. Los Reales Road in Tucson, Arizona, advanced tickets are on sale now and more event information can be found at www.raceusaraceway.com or calling (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).

For more information on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/#!/USACwc360). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPECIAL EVENT SPRINT RACE RESULTS: January 25, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – "2015 E&K Winter Challenge"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 2. Dustin Cormany (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 5. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 2. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 2. Dave Darland (6th), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (1st), 4. Brady Bacon (8th), 5. R.J. Johnson (3rd), 6. Dalten Gabbard (5th), 7. Mike Martin (9th), 8. Stevie Sussex (13th, #21AZ Burkhart), 9. Matt Lundy (7th), 10. Rick Ziehl (12th), 11. Dustin Cormany (4th), 12. David Dykes (10th), 13. Mark Morin (11th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bernal HARD CHARGER: Stevie Sussex (13th to 8th)

WINTER CHALLENGE POINT STANDINGSS: 1. Dave Darland-197; 2. Brady Bacon-187; 3. R.J. Johnson-186; 4. Charles Davis Jr.-176; 5. Ryan Bernal-174; 6. Dalten Gabbard-152; 7. Mike Martin-149; 8. Stevie Sussex-139; 9. Rick Ziehl-121; 10. David Dykes-106; 11. Matt Lundy-79; 12. Dennis Gile-62; 13. Shon Deskins-57; 14. Dustin Cormany-42; 15. Andy Reinbold-41; 16. Josh Pelkey-40; 17. Jonas Reynolds-37; 18. Mark Morin-30.

JANUARY 30 PURSE: 1-$2,000; 2-$1,000; 3-$800; 4-$600; 5-$500; 6-$400; 7-$375; 8-$350; 9-$325; 10-$300; 11-$280; 12-$260; 13-$245; 14-$230; 15-$215; 16-$210; 17-$205; 18-$205; 19-$200; 20-$200.

JANUARY 31 PURSE: 1-$4,000; 2-$2,000; 3-$800; 4-$1,200; 5-$700; 6-$600; 7-$575; 8-$550; 9-$525; 10-$500; 11-$480; 12-$460; 13-$445; 14-$430; 15-$420; 16-$410; 17-$405; 18-$400; 19-$400; 20-$400.

2015 E&K WINTER CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION January 29: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Open Practice, 6-9pm) January 30: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 31: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) ----------------------------------------------- This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

"WINTER CHALLENGE" CONTINUES AT USA RACEWAY THIS WEEK

The 4th Annual E & K "Winter Challenge" concludes this weekend with a pair of events at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. Races are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Dave Darland enters the final two "Winter Challenge" events with a 10-point lead over Brady Bacon in the series points after scoring a third and a pair of seconds in last week's three openers at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Bacon won Friday night's 30-lap race at Peoria, wheeling the Josh Ford Motorsports entry to victory. He started third in the USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint feature and caught early leader Mike Martin on lap six. Bacon led the rest of the way but faced a strong challenge from USAC Western Classic Champ Ryan Bernal for several laps before Bernal flipped. USAC Southwest Champ R.J. Johnson finished second ahead of Darland, Charles Davis Jr. and Stevie Sussex

In one of the closest race finishes in USAC history, Bernal captured Saturday night's 30-lapper at Peoria. The Hollister, Calif. driver trailed Darland until the final few feet, then scored a photo-finish victory in his Tri-L Mandarin Ranch machine. The final margin was a scant .005 seconds after Bernal came from 10th in the starting lineup to beat Darland, Johnson, Bacon and Davis.

Bernal returned Sunday night to lead all 30 laps enroute to another win over Darland, Davis, Bacon and Johnson. The Friday and Saturday wins were worth $2,000-to win and Bernal's victory Sunday was worth $4,000.

WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS: 1-Darland-197, 2-Bacon-187, 3-Johnson-186, 4-Davis-176, 5-Bernal-174, 6-Gabbard-152, 7-Martin-149, 8-Sussex-139, 9-Ziehl-121, 10-Dykes-106.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPECIAL EVENT SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

January 25, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – "2015 E&K Winter Challenge"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 2. Dustin Cormany (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 5. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 2. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Brady Bacon, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Dalten Gabbard, 7. Mike Martin, 8. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 9. Matt Lundy, 10. Rick Ziehl, 11. Dustin Cormany, 12. David Dykes, 13. Mark Morin. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A

WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:

NEXT SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPECIAL EVENT SPRINT CAR RACE: January 30 – Tucson, AZ – USA Raceway – "2015 E&K Winter Challenge"

 

 

RYAN BERNAL’S PHOTO FINISH SURGE TAKES $2,000 WINTER CHALLENGE VICTORY

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 25, 2015... In one of the closest finishes in the history of Canyon Speedway Park, Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California emerged victorious in Saturday’s “Winter Challenge” main event. Charging from the tenth staring spot, Bernal powered to a photo finish with “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland at the checkered flags. With transponders registering a .005 victory for Ryan, the $2,000 triumph was his third career USAC SouthWest win. Darland, R.J. Johnson, Brady Bacon, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers as the third round of the Winter Challenge continues tonight.

By scoring the dramatic victory, Ryan Bernal took Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-L Mandarin Racing / Core Power ART to the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors. Rebounding from a flip the previous night, the 2-time USAC Western Classic Champion ranked tenth in passing points after placing sixth in his heat race. Bernal enters the $4,000-to-win Sunday feature seated fifth in the Winter Challenge standings.

Lincoln, Indiana’s “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland had to settle for second after the photo finish. Piloting Mike Martin’s #16B Ultimate Offroad / Sherwin-Williams Maxim, Darland was second to Martin in his heat race, placing him fifth in passing points. Starting second in the feature, the veteran driver took the top spot from Davis on the fifth circuit and set the pace for twenty-five laps. Heading to tonight’s action, “The People’s Champion” ranks third in the “Winter Challenge.”

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix had another solid evening by scoring third from seventh at Canyon Speedway Park. Driving Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, Johnson ran fourth in his heat race, placing the 2-time USAC SouthWest Champion seventh in passing points. Ranked second in the Winter Challenge, the second generation driver will have his sights on the $4,000 payday.

After winning Friday’s mini-series opener, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon took fourth in the Saturday feature. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Bacon won the program’s first 8-lap heat race and was seated third in passing points. The defending USAC National Champion and current Winter Challenge point leader has a three point advantage over Johnson.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye ran fifth in Canyon Speedway Park’s 30-lap feature. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran second to Bacon in his heat race and placed fourth in the nightly passing points. The five-time state champion sits fourth in the mini-series points and will have his sights on celebrating the Sunday night triumph.

Yuma’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin raced to victory over his teammate in the second 8-lap heat race. Driving his #16 Ultimate Offroad / Sherwin-Williams Maxim, Martin was the top ranked driver in passing points before scoring eighth in the main event. The former Hall of Fame Classic Champion is currently sixth in the “Winter Challenge” standings.

The USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Cars will return to action tonight, January 25th, at Canyon Speedway in Peoria. Round #3 of the “Winter Challenge” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Mini Sprints, and AMA Modlites. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling (602) 258-RACE (7223).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).

For more information on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/#!/USACwc360). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "SPECIAL EVENT" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: January 24, 2015 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2015 E&K Winter Challenge"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Jonas Reynolds (#4 Reynolds), 6. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 3. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams), 4. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (10th), 2. Dave Darland (2nd), 3. R.J. Johnson (7th), 4. Brady Bacon (4th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (3rd), 6. Stevie Sussex (8th), 7. Dalten Gabbard (1st), 8. Mike Martin (6th), 9. Matt Lundy (13th), 10. Jonas Reynolds (9th), 11. David Dykes (12th), 12. Dennis Gile (11th), 13. Rick Ziehl (5th), 14. Shon Deskins (14th). NT ---------------------------- *Ziehl flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Davis, Laps 5-29 Darland, Lap 30 Bernal. HARD CHARGER: Ryan Bernal (10th to 1st)

WINTER CHALLENGE POINT STANDINGS: 1-Bacon-131, 2-Johnson-128, 3-Darland-126, 4-Davis-115, 5-Bernal-106, 6-Martin-103, 7-Sussex-100, 8-Gabbard-94, 9-Ziehl-85, 10-Dykes-73.

JANUARY 30 PURSE: 1-$2,000; 2-$1,000; 3-$800; 4-$600; 5-$500; 6-$400; 7-$375; 8-$350; 9-$325; 10-$300; 11-$280; 12-$260; 13-$245; 14-$230; 15-$215; 16-$210; 17-$205; 18-$205; 19-$200; 20-$200.

JANUARY 25 & 31 PURSE: 1-$4,000; 2-$2,000; 3-$800; 4-$1,200; 5-$700; 6-$600; 7-$575; 8-$550; 9-$525; 10-$500; 11-$480; 12-$460; 13-$445; 14-$430; 15-$420; 16-$410; 17-$405; 18-$400; 19-$400; 20-$400.

2015 WINTER CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION January 25: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) January 29: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Open Practice, 6-9pm) January 30: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 31: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($4,000-to-Win)

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS:

January 24, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – "Winter Challenge"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Jonas Reynolds (#4 Reynolds), 6. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 3. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams), 4. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Dave Darland, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. Dalten Gabbard, 8. Mike Martin, 9. Matt Lundy, 10. Jonas Reynolds, 11. David Dykes, 12. Dennis Gile, 13. Rick Ziehl, 14. Shon Deskins. NT

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*Ziehl flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A

WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:

NEXT SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: January 25 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – "Winter Challenge"

 

 

BRADY BACON CLAIMS $2,000 CANYON “WINTER CHALLENGE” OPENER

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 24, 2015... Taking the lead from “The Magic Man” Mike Martin on lap five, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the opening night of the “4th Annual E&K Construction Winter Challenge.” For his efforts, the USAC National Champion earned $2,000 for taking Friday’s USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Car victory at Canyon Speedway Park. R.J. Johnson, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Stevie Sussex rounded out the top-five drivers as the second round of the five-race mini-series gets underway tonight.

Making his first start in Keith Ford’s potent #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Brady Bacon claimed the “Winter Challenge” opener for the second year in a row. After taking fourth in his heat race, the veteran driver ranked fourth in passing points and started third in the main event. Making his way forward, Bacon powered past Martin to grab the top spot but would soon have to contend with Ryan Bernal. The 2-time Western Champion briefly took command before flipping his mount on the seventeenth circuit. Ryan walked away, but his machine was done for the night. Once action resumed, Brady held off all challengers to score his third career SouthWest triumph.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson claimed second at the checkered flags. Racing Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, the 2-time USAC SouthWest Champion scored the program’s first 8-lap heat race win, placing third in passing points. Starting third in the feature, Johnson opened his 2015 campaign with another solid finish.

“The People’s Champion” Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana charged from ninth to take third at Canyon Speedway Park. Driving Mike Martin’s #16B Sherwin-Williams / Desert Building Materials Maxim, last year’s Winter Challenge Champion ran third in the opening heat race to sit ninth in passing points.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ran fourth in the 30-lap feature after starting seventh. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ranked seventh in passing points after claiming third in the night’s second 8-lap heat race.

Racing Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Stratis Construction / Westin Diversified RSS, Stevie Sussex of Tempe raced to the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors. Storming to a fifth place run from fourteenth, Sussex took seventh in the night’s first heat race, placing him fourteenth in passing points.

Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal won the program’s second 8-lap heat race. Driving Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal briefly took the lead from Bacon before contact with the wall resulted in a flip that ended his night. The 2-time USAC Western Classic Champion scored twelfth in the main event.

The USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Cars will return to action tonight, January 24th, at Canyon Speedway in Peoria. Round #2 of the “Winter Challenge” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Mini Sprints, and AMA Modlites. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling (602) 258-RACE (7223).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).

For more information on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/#!/USACwc360). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: January 23, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – "Winter Challenge"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 4. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. David Dykes (#55 Dykes), 7. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 2. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brady Bacon (3rd), 2. R.J. Johnson (4th), 3. Dave Darland (9th), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (7th), 5. Stevie Sussex (14th), 6. Mike Martin (1st), 7. Rick Ziehl (8th), 8. Andy Reinbold (13th), 9. David Dykes (11th), 10. Dalten Gabbard (5th), 11. Josh Pelkey (2nd), 12. Ryan Bernal (6th), 13. Shon Deskins (12th), 14. Dennis Gile (10th). NT ---------------------------- *Bernal and Pelkey flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Martin, Laps 5-30 Bacon. HARD CHARGER: Stevie Sussex (14th to 5th)

JANUARY 24, 30 PURSE: 1-$2,000; 2-$1,000; 3-$800; 4-$600; 5-$500; 6-$400; 7-$375; 8-$350; 9-$325; 10-$300; 11-$280; 12-$260; 13-$245; 14-$230; 15-$215; 16-$210; 17-$205; 18-$205; 19-$200; 20-$200.

JANUARY 25 & 31 PURSE: 1-$4,000; 2-$2,000; 3-$800; 4-$1,200; 5-$700; 6-$600; 7-$575; 8-$550; 9-$525; 10-$500; 11-$480; 12-$460; 13-$445; 14-$430; 15-$420; 16-$410; 17-$405; 18-$400; 19-$400; 20-$400.

2015 WINTER CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION January 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 25: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) January 29: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Open Practice, 6-9pm) January 30: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 31: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) ----------------------------------------------- This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

WESTERN BANQUET FEBRUARY 7 AT RASO ROBLES

Champions of USAC's 2014 Western racing series will be celebrated February 7 at the annual Western "Night of Champions" at the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, Calif.

Housing a spectacular display of vintage motorsports vehicles and exhibits, the museum is housed at the Estrella Warbirds Museum located at the east end of Paso Robles.

Long-time motorsports enthusiast and supporter Ed Justice Jr. of Justice Brothers will be the guest speaker at the function, which begins with a meet and greet from 4:30-6:30 pm. The dinner and awards ceremony follow, honoring drivers and car owners and special recipients from USAC's 2014 Western racing season.

Champion drivers being honored include USAC/CRA Sprint Car titlist Damion Gardner, West Coast Sprint Car king Matt Mitchell, Western Classic Sprint champ Ryan Bernal, Western Midget Champ Ronnie Gardner, Western Pavement Midget Champ Chad Nichols and Western HPD Midget champ Shawn Buckley and HPD Dirt champ Ashley Hazelton.

Rookie of the Year will also be revealed and Kevin Montgomery will be presented the USAC National Race Organizer of the Year honors.

The Woodland Auto Display is located at 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles.

 

 

USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series

“4TH ANNUAL E&K WINTER CHALLENGE” STARTS JANUARY 23RD By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 19, 2015… Starting this Friday, January 23rd, the “4th Annual E&K Winter Challenge” will open the 2015 season for the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars. Showcasing five-races in nine nights, the non-point “Arizona Speed Week” will draw many talented drivers from across the country. Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria will host the first three nights of action before shifting to Tucson’s USA Raceway on January 30th. Racing will start at 5:00pm on weekends and 7:00pm on weekdays. For more event, ticket, and practice information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or www.raceusaraceway.com.

Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the mini-series will pay at least $2,000-to-win each night and drivers that claim the January 25th and January 31st events will take home $4,000. In addition, E&K Construction of Phoenix is offering a $5,000 bonus with $2,000 going to the point champion as $1,000, $750, $500, and $250 will go to second through fifth. The lowest point driver that started all five main events will earn the $500 “Most Valuable Racer” award. USAC SouthWest Series rules apply and the purse information is at the bottom of this release.

Last year, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland of Indiana joined Tracy Hines and Bryan Clauson as champions of the Winter Challenge. Racing Casey Minks’ #1X Maxim, Darland took three victories while Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland, and Richard Vander Weerd scored one win. Vander Weerd, the 2011 USAC West Coast Champion, earned $5,000 for winning the 30-lap finale.

Darland, Hines, and Clauson are tied for the most “Winter Challenge” wins with three triumphs. The three Indiana drivers are followed by five-time Arizona Champion “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. with two victories. In addition to Bacon, Copeland, and Vander Weerd, two-time USAC SouthWest Champion R.J. Johnson and Jon Stanbrough with one feature win to their credit.

The visiting drivers will have to contend with a strong “Copper State” contingent featuring Johnson, Davis, Josh Pelkey, Western World Champion Matt Rossi, Shon Deskins, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Brian Hosford, Michael Curtis, Nick Aiuto, Andy Reinbold, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, and many more.

Canyon Speedway is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Discounted six day passes for VIP Suite, Reserved, and General Seats are available. Advance tickets are on sale now and more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

USA Raceway is located at 4300 E. Los Reales Road in Tucson, Arizona. To get to the track, take Interstate 10 to exit 265. Drive 2.5 miles south on S. Alvernon Way, the 0.5 miles east on Los Reales Road. Advance tickets are on sale now and more event information can be found at www.raceusaraceway.com or calling (602) 258-7223 (RACE). ----------------------------------------------- WINTER CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS: 2012-Tracy Hines, 2013-Bryan Clauson, 2014-Dave Darland.

WINTER CHALLENGE MAIN EVENT WINS: 3-Bryan Clauson, 3- Dave Darland, 3-Tracy Hines, 2-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Jon Stanbrough, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

JANUARY 23, 24, 30 PURSE: 1-$2,000; 2-$1,000; 3-$800; 4-$600; 5-$500; 6-$400; 7-$375; 8-$350; 9-$325; 10-$300; 11-$280; 12-$260; 13-$245; 14-$230; 15-$215; 16-$210; 17-$205; 18-$205; 19-$200; 20-$200.

JANUARY 25 & 31 PURSE: 1-$4,000; 2-$2,000; 3-$800; 4-$1,200; 5-$700; 6-$600; 7-$575; 8-$550; 9-$525; 10-$500; 11-$480; 12-$460; 13-$445; 14-$430; 15-$420; 16-$410; 17-$405; 18-$400; 19-$400; 20-$400.

2015 WINTER CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION January 22: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Open Practice, 6-9pm) January 23: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 25: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) January 29: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ (Open Practice, 6-9pm) January 30: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($2,000-to-Win) January 31: USA Raceway - Tucson, AZ ($4,000-to-Win) ----------------------------------------------- This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

2015 DEBUTS WITH CANYON'S "WINTER CHALLENGE" OPENERS

The 4rd Annual "Winter Challenge" opens the next two weeks in Arizona as the 2015 USAC racing season gets under way with a flourish.

The USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Cars will compete in five races at two Arizona dirt tracks to kick off the year. Races at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria are slated this week (January 23-24-25) and Tucson's USA Raceway hosts the Jan. 30 and 31 events.

E & K Construction of Phoenix has posted a $5,000 points fund to be distributed among the top five Winter Challenge Series point earners and the "Most Valuable Player" award, which goes to the lowest point earner starting all five A-features.

Defending series champions are Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast) and R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest). Mitchell's title was his first under USAC sanction while Johnson captured his second consecutive championship.

Dave Darland is the defending "Winter Challenge" champion, while Bryan Clauson was the 2013 champion and Tracy Hines was the inaugural champ in 2012.

Last year's "Winter Challenge" races went to Darland (3 wins), Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland and Richard Vander Weerd. IN 2013 Clauson won three of the four races and Johnson also scored. The 2012 events, not sanctioned by USAC, were won by Hines (3), Charles Davis Jr. (2) and Jon Stanbrough.

 

 

"GOLD CROWN" MIDGETS NOW LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

SPRINTS ADD OCTOBER DATE AT KENTUCKY LAKE

One new date and a rescheduled date for 2015 capture the headlines as USAC's 2015 racing schedules continue to sport new looks.

Race organizers Kevin and Tammy Gundaker are excited about the 2015 "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at their Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. Their excitement stems from the move from October to the Labor Day weekend after weather adversely influenced the events in recent years. This year's Honda USAC National Midget races will occur on Friday and Saturday September 4 and 5.

Defending champion of the Gold Crown Midget Nationals is Christopher Bell, who claimed the 2013 title. Last year's event succumbed to rain.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint participants can look forward to the first series race in Kentucky in 16 years and the first on dirt since 1990 when Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City hosts the Sprints October 17. The last series race on Kentucky dirt came at Comtrax Motor Speedway in Glasgow and was won by Jack Hewitt.

--USAC--

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGETS ANNOUNCE 2015 SCHEDULE;

INCLUDES RACE AT ALBANY-SARATOGA SPEEDWAY

Ellington, CT: The USAC Dirt Midget Association held their annual meeting this week and announced the 2015 race schedule which includes twelve races at Bear Ridge Speedway, the series home track, and a race on August 28th at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. This will be the series second trip to the famed dirt track just north of Albany.

In addition to the 2015 race schedule, the rules were released with only minor changes from the prior year. The series will continue its fuel and tire program for all members along with other benefits that have been in place since the series inception back in 2011.

It was also announced that Ken Schrader will race with the series during the July 18th race. Schrader ran with the series back in July of 2014 and had a podium finish. He will be driving The Race Depot sponsored midget owned by Bobby Seymour.

The series has launched a new website that will provide the teams and fans alike with all the information they need about the series. The new website can be found at www.usacdma.com.

Also present at the annual meeting where several new teams who will compete for the first time with the series in 2015.

To learn more about the USAC Dirt Midget Association, please visit the series website at www.usacdma.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DirtMidgetAssociation.

For additional information regarding this press release please contact Mark J. Hann, USAC DMA Public Relations & Marketing, at: usacdma@usacdma.com.

2015 USAC DMA Midget Schedule

5/2 - #Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

5/16 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

5/30 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

6/13 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

6/27 - #Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

7/11 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

7/18 - #Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

8/8 - #Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

8/22 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

8/28 - Malta, NY/Albany-Saratoga Speedway

9/5 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

9/19 - #Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

9/26 - Bradford, VT/Bear Ridge Speedway

#=Double points race.

 

 

USAC's HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES

EXPANDS TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 2015

In 2015 the Honda National Midget Championship trail will include all of the major outdoor Midget events in the country, starting with the Kokomo Grand Prix in April and running through the famed Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving Night in Perris, CA.

Rico Abreu is the defending champion of the series, while teammate Christopher Bell (the 2013 champion) is expected to be among primary challengers for the 2015 crown, along with Tracy Hines, who will continue his pursuit of the elusive USAC Triple Crown. Hines needs olny a National Midget title to accompany his previous championships in the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Silver Crown Championship series to become USAC's sixth Triple Crown king.

The extremely popular Indiana Midget Week returns with five consecutive nights of racing June 10-14, while traditions like the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, the "Gold Crown Midget Nationals"at Granite City, Ill. and the Four Crown Nationals"at Rossburg, Ohio all continue in 2015.

New to the calendar are back-to-back races May 29 and 30 at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway) a weekend of special racing in June that will be announced in the coming days.

The "Chad McDaniel Memorial"is slated July 28 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kans. in advance of the Belleville, Kansas spectacular which features not only the Midgets July 30 and August 1 but also the USAC Silver Crown return to the High Banks July 31.

Eastern race fans will delight in the three-race Pennsylvania slate August 18-19-20 involving Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford and Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown. The co-sanctioned ARDC events mark the first time USAC's National Midgets have competed on Pennsylvania dirt in 26 years!

2015 Honda USAC National Midget Schedule

April 10 - Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

April 11 - Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

May 29 - Plymouth, IN/Plymouth Speedway

May 30 - Plymouth, IN/Plymouth Speedway

June 10 - @Gas City, IN/Gas City I-69 Speedway

June 11 - @Putnamville, IN/Lincoln Park Speedway

June 12 - @Bloomington, IN/Bloomington Speedway

June 13 - @Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg Speedway

June 14 - @Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

June 26 -TBA/TBA

June 27 -TBA/TBA

July 28 - Beloit, KS/Solomon Valley Raceway

July 30 - Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks

August 1 - Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks

August 18 - #Spring Run, PA/Path Valley Speedway Park

August 19 - #New Oxford, PA/Lincoln Speedway

August 20 - #Newberrytown, PA/Susquehanna Speedway Park

September 4 - Granite City, IL/Tri-City Speedway

September 5 - Granite City, IL/Tri-City Speedway

September 26 - Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

November 26 - Perris, CA/Perris Auto Speedway

#=Co-sanctioned by ARDC

 

 

"SILVER" LINING FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

USAC's 2015 Silver Crown Championship Series kicks off May 1 with the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" as the series returns to the half-mile paved Toledo (Ohio) Speedway with an event supported by long-time and Indianapolis 500 winning car owner Ron Hemelgarn.

The 11-race slate winds from Ohio to Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas before heading back east through Ohio and into New York for the finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

All six 2014 race winners will return, including five-time race winner and champion Kody Swanson, his brother Tanner, Bobby Santos, David Byrne, Shane Cockrum and Jerry Coons Jr.

One interesting change will find Coons piloting the famed #20 entry for long-time car owner Gene Nolen, while the #98 RPM/Fred Gormly machine will be driven in 2015 by former series champion Tracy Hines.

Former series champion Levi Jones also looks forward to competing in the Midwest mile dirt events.

"Most Improved" USAC driver Shane Cockrum, who scored a resounding 2014 hometown victory at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, will throw his hat in the ring for the title as he plans to compete in all of the scheduled races.

Other driver involvement in 2015 will include a new dirt car for David Byrne, who became the series' 100th different winner last year at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. This will allow him to pursue the series championship as he competes in all 11 events.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champ Brady Bacon, plus Sprint car regulars Justin Grant, C.J. Leary and Shane Cottle are also expected to be frequent competitors in 2015.

"I'm truly excited about the recent growth of the series," says coordinator Andy Hillenburg. "Toledo and Iowa are the start of series expansion and I expect more as the series continues to enjoy its enthusiasm."

In addition to Toledo, Iowa Speedway in Newton returns to the fold with an event on the 7/8-mile paved oval on June 20. Hillenburg adds that additional venues are on the radar for races in 2016 as the series continues expansion.

Hillenburg relates that he has talked to several prospective new teams which are expected to swell the car counts in the coming year.

Among the returning teams could be one led by long-time crew chief Bob Galas, who spearheaded the late Gary Bettenhausen's Silver Crown success and managed cars for numerous other top drivers, plus another fielded by long-time car owner Ray Kurtz, who supplied multiple winning entries for driver Chuck Gurney.

2015 USAC Silver Crown Schedule

May 1 Toledo, OH/Toledo Speedway

May 21 Indianapolis, IN/Indiana State Fairgrounds

May 23 @Brownsburg, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

June 20 Newton, IA/Iowa Speedway

July 2 Terre Haute, IN/Terre Haute Action Track

July 23 Brownsburg, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

July 31 Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks (T)

August 22 Springfield, IL/Illinois State Fairgrounds

September 6 DuQuoin, IL/DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

September 26 Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

October 10 Syracuse, NY/New York State Fairgrounds

@=1 pm start

(T)=Tentative

 

 

2015 USAC NATIONAL SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED

USAC's preliminary 2015 National racing schedules were distributed at the annual Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Ind. and continue to be formulated for what promises to be a spectacular 60th season of USAC competiton.

The Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Honda National Midget schedules are projected to include more than 75 total events in 15 states, beginning with six "Winter Dirt Games" Sprint races in Florida. USAC's 2015 National calendar will conclude with the November 26 "Turkey Night Grand Prix" Midget race at Perris, Calif.

The Honda USAC National Midget slate is currently being finalized and will be released soon.

New on the Silver Crown calendar is the May 1 opener at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway and the June 20 appearance at Iowa Speedway in Newton.

Sprint car changes involve new venues at Gibsonton, Fla., Kansas City, Kans., New Richmond, Wisc. and Tucson, Ariz. East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton hosts rounds 4-5-6 of the "Winter Dirt Games VI" which debuts at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City follows a pair of events in Nebraska. Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin is part of a three-race swing in the Badger State. USA Raceway in Tucson closes out the Sprint car campaign with three nights of "Western World Championships" action.

Defending National series champions are Kody Swanson (Silver Crown), Brady Bacon (AMSOIL Sprint) and Rico Abreu (Honda National Midget).

2015 USAC Silver Crown Schedule

May 1 Toledo, OH/Toledo Speedway

May 21 Indianapolis, IN/Indiana State Fairgrounds

May 23 @Brownsburg, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

June 20 Newton, IA/Iowa Speedway

July 2 Terre Haute, IN/Terre Haute Action Track

July 23 Brownsburg, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

July 31 Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks (T)

August 22 Springfield, IL/Illinois State Fairgrounds

September 6 DuQuoin, IL/DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

September 26 Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

October 10 Syracuse, NY/New York State Fairgrounds

@=1 pm start

(T)=Tentative

2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Schedule

February 19 Ocala, FL/Bubba Raceway Park

February 20 Ocala, FL/Bubba Raceway Park

February 21 Ocala, FL/Bubba Raceway Park

February 26 Gibsonton, FL/East Bay Raceway Park

February 27 Gibsonton, FL/East Bay Raceway Park

February 28 Gibsonton, FL/East Bay Raceway Park

April 4 Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg Speedway

April 17 Bloomington, IN/Bloomington, IN

April 18 Haubstadt, IN/Tri-State Speedway

April 24 Eagle, NE/Eagle Raceway

April 25 McCool Junction, NE/Junction Motor Speedway

April 26 Kansas City, KS/Lakeside Speedway

May 8 Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

May 9 Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

May 15 Gas City, IN/Gas City I-69 Speedway

May 20 Terre Haute, IN/Terre Haute Action Track

June 2 #Bechtelsville, PA/Grandview Speedway

June 3 #New Oxford, PA/Lincoln Speedway

June 4 #New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt Speedway

June 6 #Port Royal, PA/Port Royal Speedway

June 7 #Newberrytown, PA/Susquehanna Speedway Park

July 4 Putnamville, IN/Lincoln Park Speedway

July 10 @Gas City, IN/Gas City I-69 Speedway

July 11 @Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

July 12 @Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg Speedway

July 15 @Terre Haute, IN/Terre Haute Action Track

July 16 @Putnamville, IN/Lincoln Park Speedway

July 17 @Bloomington, IN/Bloomington, IN

July 18 @Haubstadt, IN/Tri-State Speedway

August 7 Superior, WI/AMSOIL Speedway

August 8 New Richmond, WI/Cedar Lake Speedway

August 9 Sun Prairie, WI/Angell Park Speedway

August 27 Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

August 28 Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

**August 29 Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

**September 19 Haubstadt, IN/Tri-State Speedway

September 26 Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

October 3 Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg Speedway

November 12 Perris, CA/Perris Auto Speedway

November 13 Perris, CA/Perris Auto Speedway

**November 14 Perris, CA/Perris Auto Speedway

November 19 Tucson, AZ/USA Raceway

November 20 Tucson, AZ/USA Raceway

**November 21 Tucson, AZ/USA Raceway

#=Eastern Invasion

@=Indiana Sprint Week

 

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SHARE SPOTLIGHT

AT FRIDAY'S 59th "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" CELEBRATION

USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Brady Bacon and Rico Abreu shared the spotlight along with other 2014 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 59th USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.

Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Abreu, of Rutherford, Calif., became first-time National champions. Swanson was the Silver Crown titlist, Bacon the AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Abreu the Honda Midget champ.

Car owner National champions for 2014 included DePalma Motorsports of Lima, Ohio (Silver Crown), Dynamics, Inc. of Milford, Ohio (Sprint) and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports of Columbus, Ind. (Midget).

Emcee Pat Sullivan again orchestrated the presentations, which included driver and car entrant champions, Rookies of the Year, Most Improved Drivers and special award recipients.

Among items presented to the 2014 champions were trophies, plaques, Oakley timepieces, Hoosier jackets, medallions, and remote-control TRAXXAS trucks.

Sprint Car driving champions in addition to the aforementioned include Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. (AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprints); Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast Sprints); R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest Sprints) and Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. (Western Classic Sprints).

Other 2014 champions included Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. (Honda Western Midgets); Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif. (Western Pavement Midget): Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. (DMA Midget); Austin Nemire of Toledo, Ohio (HPD Midwest Dirt and Pavement Midget); Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. (HPD Western Midget); Ashley Hazelton of Chatsworth, Calif. (HPD Western Dirt Midget); Scott Hunter of Wald Lake, Mich. (HPD Eastern Midget) and Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. (HPD Washington Midget).

Also honored for their 2014 championships at Kutztown, Pa.'s ActionTrack USA, which operated under the USAC banner in 2014, were Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J. (SpeedSTRs); Jay Hartman of Flagtown, N.J. (Pioneer Pole Buildings 600 Micro Sprints); Danny Buccafusca of Rockaway, N.J. (NAPA AllStar Slingshots) and Damon Paul of Stony Point, N.Y. (Junior Slingshots). Honored as USAC Honda .25 Midget National Champions as a result of their "Generation Next Tour" titles were drivers Logan Heath of Hereford, AZ (Light 160 and Light World Formula Pavement); Carson Hocevar of Portage, MI (Heavy Honda and Heavy 160, Senior Animal and Heavy AA Pavement); Berklee Jimenez of San Antonio, TX (Heavy World Formula Pavement); Brady Johnson of Mooresville, N.C. (Junior Honda Pavement); Christopher Oplinger of Mount Holly, N.C. (Senior Honda Pavement); Tanner Reif of Henderson, NV (Junior Animal Pavement); Famous Rhodes of Parkland, FL (Light Mod Pavement); Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL (Unrestricted Animal Pavement); Jack Wehmeyer of Sellersville, PA (Light AA Pavement); Aleksander Andrecs of Edgewater, MD (Junior Honda Dirt); Bradan Andrecs of Edgewater, MD (Junior Animal Dirtl); Jesse James Bartleson of Rio Grande, NJ (Heavy World Formula Dirt); Zachary Curtis of Spring City, PA (Heavy Honda Dirt); Briggs Danner of Allentown, PA (Light 160 Dirt); Hanna Flood of Limerick, PA (Heavy 160 and Unrestricted Animal Dirt); Connor Gross of Middleton, MA (Light World Formula Dirt); Mike Thompson of Holland, PA (Senior Animal Dirt); and Conner Weiss of Barto, PA (Senior Honda Dirt).

USAC President Kevin Miller presented USAC Special Appreciation Awards to Honda (corporate) and Robby Gordon (individual) for their contributions and dedicated service to the racing community.

Long-time USAC car entrant and supporter Mike Curb of Nashville, Tenn. was presented USAC's prestigious Roger McCluskey Award of Excellence, recognizing his commitment to the overall sport of auto racing and his numerous contributions to USAC.

Pete Willoughby of Columbus, Ind. received the inaugural Jason Leffler Award, in recognition of his intense appreciation of the sport's history reflected in his professionalism and outstanding representation as an ambassador of the United States Auto Club, exhibiting the same standard of ideals upheld by the late Jason Leffler during his USAC racing career.

USAC's 2014 National "Race Organizer of the Year" award was awarded to Kevin Montgomery, who presented numerous events in 2014, including the Southwest Sprint Car Series.

Tracy Hines, for the second consecutive year, earned the "Mike Curb Super License Award" and its $5,000 cash bonus for scoring the most points of all drivers participating in USAC's 2014 National racing series.

Caleb Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. earned the 2014 USAC Silver Crown "Rookie of the Year" honor. Jarett Andretti of Mooresville, N.C. was honored as the National Sprint Car "Rookie of the Year" and the Bob Stroud Memorial National Midget "Rookie of the Year" Award for the National Midget Series went to Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala.

Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. was named USAC's "Most Improved" National Driver of 2014.

USAC's 2014 "Mechanical Achievement of the Year" award went to Bob Hampshire of Findlay, Ohio., who guided Kody Swanson's drive to the Silver Crown title.

Second and third-place drivers and car entrants in USAC's National racing series also received their year-end recognition and awards.

Mike Swanson was presened the USAC Silver Crown Fan of the Year Award after scoring the best record of race-by-race pool selections during the season.

All USAC driving champions were also presented one-year memberships by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Floral decorations were provided by Jockish Flowers of Indianapolis.

 

 

USAC, LOUDPEDAL ANNOUNCE 2015 VIDEO PLAN

The United States Auto Club and Loudpedal Productions, based in Southern California, have announced an association which will involves all video assets of USAC and provides unprecedented access to USAC's current and historical video archives beginning in 2015.

A new distribution portal will be provided in February of 2015 which will contain not only historical footage but weekly next-day coverage and selected pay-per-view live events.

Weekly race highlights will also be a part of the package as USAC and Loudpedal expand the video presence of America's most diversified motorsports sanctioning body.

"We have recently begun the task of digitizing a voluminous content of USAC race footage which we plan to make available to race fans everywhere through this new medium," says USAC CEO Kevin Miller. "In addition, the new weekly material and live presentations are expected to elevate our video content to unprecedented levels."

Tim Truex of Loudpedal Productions adds: "We see unbelievable opportunities for open wheel motorsports coverage with this new association. Working in tandem with USAC has been our goal for many years, and I look forward to the benefits which we will share with our valued race fans across the country and around the world."

 

 

SWANSON, BACON, ABREU NATIONAL CHAMPS FETED DEC. 12;

WESTERN CHAMPS CELEBRATE FEB. 7 IN PASO ROBLES

USAC's 59th "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 12, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC's 2014 racing series will be honored during the gala evening. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. won the USAC Silver Crown Championship while Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. captured the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The Honda National Midget Championship went to Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. The affair will be held again this year in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI), which will be held December 11-13 at the Indiana Convention Center, located just one block south of the banquet facility. Numerous other performance awards are also part of the ceremonies as well as special recognition awards. USAC's Honda .25 Midget "Generation Next" National Champions will also be featured at the banquet, which gets underway with a cocktail hour at 6 pm and dinner to follow at 7. The .25 champions will be headlined the following night, January 13, at the "Showcase of Champions" in the NCAA Hall of Champions in downtown Indianapolis. Reservations for this special evening are being accepted until December 4 by Nikki at the USAC headquarters at nikki@usacracing.com or by calling 317-247-5151 (Ext. 214). Tickets for the banquet are priced at $60 each. Renowned broadcaster Pat Sullivan will again serve as this year's emcee. The Indiana Roof Ballroom is located at 140 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. USAC's Western racing champions will celebrate their 2014 accomplishments on February 7 at the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, Calif. More information regarding that affair will be released soon.

 

 

ARMSTRONG, ANDRETTI, THOMAS NAMED NATIONAL "ROOKIES;"

MOST IMPROVED DRIVER OF 2014 IS SHANE COCKRUM;

WESTERN ROOKIES ANNOUNCED!

Caleb Armstrong, Jarett Andretti and Kevin Thomas Jr. have been selected to receive USAC National "Rookie of the Year" honors December 12 at the 59th USAC "Night of Champions" celebration in Indianapolis, Ind.

Shane Cockrum will also be honored as the 2014 USAC "Most Improved Driver."

The affair is again being held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis and distinctive awards will be presented to each driver during the evening's program.

Armstrong, of New Castle, Ind., finished ninth in the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Series presented by TRAXXAS. His season produced an outstanding drive at the "4-Crown Nationals" in Rossburg, Ohio and a fourth-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.

Andretti, son of Indianapolis 500 veteran John Andretti, ranked 14th in the final AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car standings and started 24 feature events, capped by a ninth-place finish at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. In 2011 Jarett captured USAC's Eastern Ford Focus Dirt championship.

Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., took 13th in the final Honda USAC National Midget standings and grabbed four "top-10" finishes in his 10 starts. A front-runner in USAC's competitive National Sprint Car series, he claimed the 2013 USAC Most Improved Driver award after recording seven feature wins!

Cockrum, of Benton, Ill., scored an extremely popular victory in the "Ted Horn 100" Silver Crown race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and was a steady competitor in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series. He also added a fifth-place finish in the "4-Crown Nationals" Midget race in September.

Armstrong piloted his father's Neal Metal Recycling & Processing/Armstrong Farms Beast/Chevy while Andretti drove the Andretti Autosport Short Track Superior Auto/Indy Trading Post Maxim/Ott. Thomas drove the Kenny Brown Racing Black Jack Oil/Budweiser Spike/Esslinger. Cockrum's primary cars were the Hardy Boys Motorsports Marion Underground/Shane Wade Enterprises Beast Chevy Silver Crown car and the Amati Racing Maxim/Dynotech Sprint car.

Western USAC Rookies who will be celebrated at their awards ceremonies February 7 in Paso Robles, Calif. are: Logan Williams (CRA Sprint), Jarid Blondel (Honda Western Midget), Trent Carter and Garrett Long (West Coast Sprint), Western Classic Sprint (Trevor Schmid) and Joel Rayborne (Western HPD Midget).

 

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL BECOMES 50TH WINNER OF TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – NOVEMBER 28, 2014... Starting on the outside of the front row, Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma won the 74th Turkey Night Grand Prix. By winning the 98-lap main event at Perris Auto Speedway, Bell become the 50th winner of the “Thanksgiving Day Classic.” Darren Hagen, Kyle Larson, Zach Daum, and Rico Abreu followed the young driver to the Honda USAC National and Western Midget checkered flags.

Fast qualifier Tanner Thorson dominated the opening laps and led the first twenty-one circuits before Bell edged his way to the top spot. Thorson reclaimed the lead for the next six laps as track conditions began to change. Bell secured the lead for good on lap twenty-nine and managed to shake free from his challengers by slicing his way through the slower traffic.

Racing the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71 Toyota TRD Bullet, Christopher Bell claimed his fourth career USAC Western Midget feature, good for 45th overall. Last year’s USAC National Midget Champion qualified second out of the thirty-five racers in attendance and ended the campaign ranked sixth in the Western standings. Bell closed out the season with three main event wins, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 127 feature laps led.

Fresh from his Western World victory, Irvine, California’s “The Hawk” Darren Hagen ran second in the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Driving the 5ive-Six Inc. #56 Great Clips / Fatheadz Eyewear XXX, Hagen was fourth fast in time trials and was one of several racers that were penalized for reporting late to staging. Darren made his way forward and ended his season tied for fifteenth in the Western point chase. In limited starts, Hagen had one VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 25 feature laps led to his credit.

Kyle Larson of Elk Grove charged from thirteenth to finish third at Perris Auto Speedway. Piloting the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71K Cartwheel / Target TRD Bullet, the NASCAR competitor was thirteenth in time trials. Making his return to midget racing since the Chili Bowl in January, the 2012 Turkey Night winner executed several turn three “slide jobs” to race to the front.

Starting seventh in the feature, Pocahontas, Illinois’ “The Dominator” Zach Daum took fourth in the 98-lap main event. Racing the family owned #5D Daum Corp. Insurance / Toyota Eagle, Daum qualified seventh overall and placed eighteenth in the Western standings. In limited appearances, Zach had three top-10 finishes and 11 feature laps led on the year.

By scoring fourth in the “Thanksgiving classic,” Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California earned the USAC National Midget Series Championship. Driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #67 Toyota TRD / Curb Records Bullet, Abreu was sixth fast in time trials. Rico earned eleventh in the Western point chase on the strength of one main event win, three VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and three feature laps led.

Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson was the VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Qualifier. Piloting the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #67 Toyota TRD / Curb Records Bullet, Thorson ran strong during the early stages and placed sixth at the checkered flags. The young driver closed out 2014 seated eighth in Western standings with two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led.

In his first appearance at Perris Auto Speedway, Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Indiana was the “Don Basile Rookie of the Race.” In addition, the driver of the #52 CFH Enterprises / Ultimate Offroad Spike earned “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a thirteenth place finish after starting twenty-eighth.

After the top-twenty in time trials were locked into the feature, Stockton, California’s Johnathon Henry won the 12-lap Extreme Mufflers Qualifying Race. Racing Chad Nichols’ #17 Finishline Construction / Home Buyers Connection Spike, Henry qualified twenty-third and charged to ninth in the main event after starting twenty-first. The versatile driver ended 2014 raked seventeenth in Western points with two heat race victories and three top-10 finishes.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 27, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “74th Turkey Night Grand Prix”

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.359; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.378; 3. Brad Sweet, 67z, Kahne-17.399; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-17.458; 5. Chad Boat, 15x, Boat-17.494; 6. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.517; 7. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.532; 8. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-17.563; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Klatt-17.598; 10. Bryan Clauson, 63, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.610; 11. Kevin Thomas, 56x, 5IVE-6IX-17.648; 12. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-17.650; 13. Kyle Larson, 71k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.680; 14. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-17.714; 15. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-17.730; 16. Dave Darland, 17N, Team 17-17.807; 17. Jake Swanson, 25, Rodela-17.836; 18. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-17.901; 19. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-17.915; 20. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-18.150; 21. Ricky Shelton, 71T, Full Circle-18.212; 22. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-18.232; 23. Johnathon Henry, 17, Team 17-18.235; 24. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-18.364; 25. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-18.400; 26. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-18.406; 27. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-18.439; 28. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-18.543; 29. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Mitchell-18.713; 30. Andee Beierle, 5B, Daum-18.869; 31. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-19.276; 32. Tony Everhart, 55T, Everhart-19.530; 33. Doug Hunting, 2, Hunting-19.964; 34. Britton Bock, 67x, Bock-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS QUALIFYING RACE: (12 laps) 1. Henry, 2. Chivello, 3. C.Swanson, 4. Pierovich, 5. Shelton, 6. Pankratz, 7. Blondel, 8. Chapple, 9. Beierle, 10. Edwards, 11. Nichols, 12. Hunting, 13. Everhart. NT

FEATURE: (98 laps – With Original Starting Positions) 1. Christopher Bell (2nd), 2. Darren Hagen (4th), 3. Kyle Larson (13th), 4. Zach Daum (7th), 5. Rico Abreu (6th), 6. Tanner Thorson (1st), 7. Bryan Clauson (10th), 8. Tracy Hines (8th), 9. Johnathon Henry (21st), 10. Dave Darland (16th), 11. Damion Gardner (9th), 12. Trey Marcham (14th), 13. Isaac Chapple (28th), 14. Alex Schutte (19th), 15. Jake Swanson (17th), 16. Cody Swanson (23rd), 17. Jarid Blondel (27th), 18. Shannon McQueen (18th), 19. Nick Chivello (22nd), 20. Randi Pankratz (26th), 21. Andee Beierle (29th), 22. Kevin Thomas Jr. (11th), 23. Chad Boat (5th), 24. Tyler Thomas (15th), 25. Brad Sweet (3rd), 26. Ronnie Gardner (12th), 27. Kyle Edwards (30th), 28. Mike Spencer (20th), 29. Ricky Shelton (25th), 30. Scott Pierovich (24th). NT -------------------------------------------------------- **Shelton flipped on lap 19 of the feature. Boat flipped on lap 76 of the feature. Gardner flipped on lap 98 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Thorson, Lap 22 Bell, Laps 23-28 Thorson, Laps 29-98 Bell. HARD CHARGER: Isaac Chapple (28th to 13th)

FINAL HONDA WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-774, 2-Trey Marcham-682, 3-Jarid Blondel-651, 4-Alex Schutte-468, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Christopher Bell-389, 7-Shannon McQueen-374, 8-Tanner Thorson-358, 9-Scott Pierovich-340, 10-Nick Chivello-337, 11-Rico Abreu-298, 12- Sean Dodenhoff-283, 13-Chris Ennis-216, 14-Tracy Hines-213, 15-Bryan Clauson-210, ---Darren Hagen-210, 17-Johnathon Henry-209, 18-Zach Daum-202, 19-Tyler Dolacki-194, 20-Ricky Shelton-188.

FINAL HONDA WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-774, 2-Trey Marcham-682, 3-Jarid Blondel-430, 4-Alex Schutte-415, 5-Christopher Bell-389, 6-Shannon McQueen-374, 7-Tanner Thorson-357, 8-Scott Pierovich-301, 9-Rico Abreu-298, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 11-Chris Ennis-216, 12-Tracy Hines-213, 13-Bryan Clauson-210, ---Darren Hagen-210, 15-Johnathon Henry-209, 16-Zach Daum-202, 17-Tyler Dolacki-194, 18-Ricky Shelton-188, 19-Chad Nichols-172, 20-Nick Chivello-168.

FINAL HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-1,045, 2-Christopher Bell-1,035, 3-Tracy Hines-999, 4-Bryan Clauson-954, 5-Zach Daum-865, 6-Tanner Thorson-792, 7-Chris Windom-594, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-452, 10-Tyler Thomas-408, 11-Darren Hagen-403, 12-Andrew Felker-378, 13-Kevin Thomas Jr.-330, 14-Isaac Chapple-319, 15-Parker Price-Miller-299, 16-Jerry Coons Jr.-236, 17-Austin Brown-167, 18-Trey Marcham-144, 19-Seth Motsinger-143, 20-Spencer Bayston-141.

 

 

USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

November 27, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "74th Turkey Night Grand Prix"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.359; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.378; 3. Brad Sweet, 67z, Kahne-17.399; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-17.458; 5. Chad Boat, 15x, Boat-17.494; 6. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.517; 7. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.532; 8. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-17.563; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Klatt-17.598; 10. Bryan Clauson, 63, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.610; 11. Kevin Thomas, 56x, 5IVE-6IX-17.648; 12. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-17.650; 13. Kyle Larson, 71k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.680; 14. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-17.714; 15. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-17.730; 16. Dave Darland, 17N, Team 17-17.807; 17. Jake Swanson, 25, Rodela-17.836; 18. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-17.901; 19. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-17.915; 20. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-18.150; 21. Ricky Shelton, 71T, Full Circle-18.212; 22. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-18.232; 23. Johnathon Henry, 17, Team 17-18.235; 24. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-18.364; 25. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-18.400; 26. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-18.406; 27. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-18.439; 28. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-18.543; 29. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Mitchell-18.713; 30. Andee Beierle, 5B, Daum-18.869; 31. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-19.276; 32. Tony Everhart, 55T, Everhart-19.530; 33. Doug Hunting, 2, Hunting-19.964; 34. Britton Bock, 67x, Bock-NT.

QUALIFYING RACE: (12 laps) 1. Henry, 2. Chivello, 3. C.Swanson, 4. Pierovich, 5. Shelton, 6. Pankratz, 7. Blondel, 8. Chapple, 9. Beierle, 10. Edwards, 11. Nichols, 12. Hunting, 13. Everhart. NT

FEATURE: (98 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Kyle Larson, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Rico Abreu, 6. Tanner Thorson, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Johnathon Henry, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Damion Gardner, 12. Trey Marcham, 13. Isaac Chapple, 14. Alex Schutte, 15. Jake Swanson, 16. Cody Swanson, 17. Jarid Blondel, 18. Shannon McQueen, 19. Nick Chivello, 20. Randi Pankratz, 21. Andee Beierle, 22. Kevin Thomas Jr., 23. Chad Boat, 24. Tyler Thomas, 25. Brad Sweet, 26. Ronnie Gardner, 27. Kyle Edwards, 28. Mike Spencer, 29. Ricky Shelton, 30. Scott Pierovich. NT

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**Shelton flipped on lap 19 of the fetaure. Boat flipped on lap 76 of the feature. Gardner flipped on lap 98 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Thorson, Lap 22 Bell, Laps 23-28 Thorson, Laps 29-98 Bell.

FINAL HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-1,045, 2-Bell-1,035, 3-Hines-999, 4-Clauson-954, 5-Daum-865, 6-Thorson-792, 7-Chris Windom-594, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Darland-452, 10-T.Thomas-408.

FINAL HONDA WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-774, 2-Marcham-682, 3-Blondel-651, 4-Schutte-468, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Bell-389, 7-McQueen-374, 8-Thorson-358, 9-Pierovich-340, 10-Chivello-337.

FINAL HONDA WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-774, 2-Marcham-682, 3-Blondel-430, 4-Schutte-415, 5-Bell-389, 5-McQueen-374, 7-Thorson-357, 6-Pierovich-301, 8-Abrue-298, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-283.

 

 

DARREN HAGEN WINS CANYON’S 47TH WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRACY HINES AND CHRISTOPHER BELL WIN PRELIMS

by Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 24, 2014... Retaking the lead from Tanner Thorson on lap twelve, Riverside, California’s “The Hawk” Darren Hagen won the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The $7,500 triumph at Canyon Speedway Park marked Hagen’s fourth career Honda USAC Western Midget victory. Thorson, Christopher Bell, Tracy Hines, and Bryan Clauson followed Darren to the checkered flags.

Driving the 5ive-Six Inc. #56 Great Clips / Fatheadz Eyewear entry, Darren Hagen led the opening six circuits before Thorson took command. With changing track conditions, both drivers used different lines to attack the Peoria clay oval. Hagen secured the lead for good on lap twelve to win the co-sanctioned USAC National event. On Thursday, Darren set a new track record in VanLare Steering Repair Time Trials before placing eighth in the main event. On Friday, “The Hawk” scored eleventh in the 30-lap feature.

Despite a valiant effort, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada had to settle for second in the Western World Finale. Piloting the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #67 Toyota TRD / Curb Records Bullet, Thorson ran third in the Thursday opener and scored fifth on Friday. Heading to the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris, Tanner is sixth in the USAC National point chase.

For the second year in a row, Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell claimed third in the Western World finale. Racing the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71 Toyota TRD Bullet, the defending USAC National Champion ran second to Tracy Hines in the Thursday opener, before claiming the Friday night trophy. Bell is ranked second in the national standings and will be one of the favorites at Perris Auto Speedway.

Tracy Hines of Wilkinson, Indiana claimed fourth in the Saturday feature after starting seventh. Driving Bob Parker’s #24 Parker Machinery / Toyota Spike, Hines won the Thursday Western World opener and scored fourth in the Friday night main event. The veteran driver will be looking to add the Turkey Night Grand Prix to his win list.

After racing from eighth to fifth in the finale, Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson earned the “Rocket Award” for the highest Western World Sprint Car and Midget finishes. Piloting the Rusty Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #63 Fairbury Westin Packaged Meats Spike, Clauson ran fifth on Thursday and ran second to Christopher Bell on Friday. Currently fourth in the national series, Bryan will have his sights in the “Aggie Trophy” at Perris.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series will travel to Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday, November 27th for the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, the Front Gates will open at 3:00pm and for more event information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call (951) 940-0134.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Darren Hagen (1st), 2. Tanner Thorson (2nd), 3. Christopher Bell (5th), 4. Tracy Hines (7th), 5. Bryan Clauson (8th), 6. Tyler Thomas (9th), 7. Ronnie Gardner (6th), 8. Brady Bacon (10th), 9. Casey Shuman (12th), 10. Shane Golobic (11th), 11. Mike Spencer (13th), 12. Isaac Chapple (15th), 13. Rico Abreu (3rd), 14. Jarid Blondel (14th), 15. Zach Daum (4th), 16. Nick Foster (16th). ------------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Hagen, Laps 7-11 Thorson, Laps 12-30 Hagen. HARD CHARGER: Tracy Hines (7th to 4th)

FRIDAY FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Christopher Bell (1st), 2. Bryan Clauson (4th), 3. Zach Daum (5th), 4. Tracy Hines (3rd), 5. Tanner Thorson (2nd), 6. Rico Abreu (6th), 7. Casey Shuman (14th), 8. Tyler Thomas (7th), 9. Ronnie Gardner (9th), 10. Shane Golobic (13th), 11. Darren Hagen (8th), 12. Mike Spencer (15th), 13. Isaac Chapple (16th), 14. Terry Goodwin (18th), 15. Shannon McQueen (11th), 16. Trey Marcham (10th), 17. Jarid Blondel (17th), 18. Nick Foster Jr. (19th), 19. Brady Bacon (12th). NT ------------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bell. HARD CHARGER: Casey Shuman (14th to 7th)

THURSDAY FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Tracy Hines (1st), 2. Christopher Bell (7th), 3. Tanner Thorson (3rd), 4. Zach Daum (4th), 5. Bryan Clauson (10th), 6. Brady Bacon (9th), 7. Ronnie Gardner (2nd), 8. Darren Hagen (6th), 9. Rico Abreu (5th), 10. Shane Golobic (13th), 11. Mike Spencer (12th), 12. Isaac Chapple (17th), 13. Trey Marcham (11th), 14. Shannon McQueen (15th), 15. Terry Goodwin (19th), 16. Casey Shuman (14th), 17. Jarid Blondel (18th), 18. Tyler Thomas (8th), 19. R.J. Johnson (16th), 20. Nick Foster Jr. (20th). NT ------------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Daum, Laps 12-30 Hines. HARD CHARGER: Christopher Bell (7th to 2nd)

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Jarid Blondel-632, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Shannon McQueen-357, 7-Scott Pierovich-327, 8-Christopher Bell-324, 9-Nick Chivello-322, 10-Tanner Thorson-307.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Jarid Blondel-411, 4-Alex Schutte-390, 5-Shannon McQueen-357, 6-Christopher Bell-324, 7-Tanner Thorson-306, 8-Scott Pierovich-288, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Rico Abreu-249.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-996; 2-Christopher Bell-970; 3-Tracy Hines-960; 4-Bryan Clauson-912; 5-Zach Daum-814; 6-Tanner Thorson-741; 7-Chris Windom-594; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-419; 10-Tyler Thomas-395.

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET SERIES SCHEDULE DATE - TRACK - LOCATION November 27: #Perris, CA - Perris Auto Speedway (Turkey Night Grand Prix) ----------------------------------------------- # = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Midgets. This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

MATT ROSSI TRIUMPHS AT CANYON’S WESTERN WORLD FINALE

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 23, 2014... Streaking past Ryan Bernal on lap eleven, Matt Rossi of South Central won the 30-lap finale of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” For Rossi, the $7,500 victory was his second career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory. Kevin Thomas Jr., hard charger Bryan Clauson, R.J. Johnson, and Brady Bacon followed Matt to the checkered flags.

Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Matt Rossi earned the biggest win of his sprint car career. After placing eighth in the dash, Rossi won the upset victory from the eighth starting spot. Turning laps over half-second faster than his competitors, the Arizona veteran was on a rail and avoided disaster to take his first win of 2014. Rossi closed out the season ranked fourth in SouthWest points with six heat race victories, two hard charger awards, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 48 feature laps led.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. took second in the Western World finale after starting twelfth. Piloting the Dutcher Motorsports #17RW Griffin Propane / Indiana Underground Maxim, Thomas won the night’s fourth 8-lap qualifying race. In limited starts, Kevin has two heat race victories, two top-10 finishes and one feature lap led.

After engine problems sidelined the Tony Stewart Racing-Curb/Agajanian #20X, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana switched to Mike Martin’s #16B PPG Maxim and earned his second “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors. Before finishing third from the fifteenth starting spot, the former USAC National Champion ran second to Matt Mitchell in his qualifying race. In 2014, Bryan had one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 18 feature laps led.

By leading the first nine laps and scoring fourth in the main event, Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson clinched his second straight USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Championship. Racing the Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson scored third in the program’s 6-lap dash. R.J. ended his campaign with eleven feature wins, fourteen heat race victories, one semi-main win, three hard charger awards, thirty-two top-10 finishes, and 229 feature laps led.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma charged to fifth in the main event after starting seventeenth. Driving the BBR #99 Fatheadz Eyewear / Tel-Star Communications XXX, Bacon placed third in his qualifying race and won the night’s first 12-lap semi-main event. In limited starts, Brady has two feature wins, two heat race victories, two semi-main wins, eight top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led in SouthWest competition.

Avon, Indiana’s Jon Stanbrough won the program’s first 8-lap qualifying race. Piloting the Shon Deskins owned #20S MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Stanbrough scored sixteenth in the Western World finale. In limited SouthWest action, Jon had two heat race victories, one top-10 finish, and 2 feature laps led.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim, California took the victory in the night’s second qualifying race. Racing Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Ram-Bull Racing Buckley, Swanson ran fourteenth in the Western World finale. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two top-10 finishes in USAC SouthWest action.

Yorba Linda, California’s Matt Mitchell won the program’s third qualifying race. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell scored nineteenth in the feature after an early flip ended his night.

Gary Taylor of Snohomish, Washington won the special six-lap dash that set the first four rows of the main event. Piloting the BRAT Racing #1ST Beaver Stripes / Invision Auto Body Sherman, Taylor was involved in a first lap tangle the relegated the veteran to the rear of the field. Gary claimed fifteenth in the Western World finale.

Gilbert’s Brian Hosford took the win in the second 12-lap semi-main. Racing Bernie Weber’s #32B Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers / Invision Auto Body Maxim, Hosford took third in his qualifying race and ran eleventh in the feature after starting eighteenth. Brian ranked eighth in SouthWest points on the strength of two heat race victories and five top-10 finishes.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 22, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

FIRST QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 6. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

SECOND QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 2. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 3. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 4. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 5. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook). NT

THIRD QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 2. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT

FOURTH QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., (#17RW Dutcher), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 6. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 8. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Pelkey, 3. Sussex, 4. Curtis, 5. Martin, 6. Terrell, 7. Shipley, 8. Lundy, 9. Mihocko. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Hosford, 2. Gabbard, 3. Copeland, 4. Reinbold, 5. Darland, 6. Buckman, 7. Hodges, 8. Morin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Matt Rossi (8th), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (12th), 3. Bryan Clauson (15th), 4. R.J. Johnson (3rd), 5. Brady Bacon (17th), 6. C.J. Leary (4th), 7. Robert Ballou (6th), 8. Ryan Bernal (5th), 9. Chris Windom (13th), 10. Stevie Sussex, (21st) 11. Brian Hosford (18th), 12. Dalten Gabbard (20th), 13. Charles Davis Jr. (16th), 14. Jake Swanson (10th), 15. Gary Taylor (1st), 16. Jon Stanbrough (9th), 17. Josh Pelkey (19th), 18. Shon Deskins (7th), 19. Matt Mitchell (11th), 20. Mike Spencer (14th), 21. Colby Copeland (22nd), 22. Casey Shuman (2nd). NT ---------------------------- **Shuman and Deskins flipped on lap one of the feature. Mitchell flipped on lap nine of the feature. Deskins flipped on lap eleven of the feature. Pelkey flipped on lap thirteen of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Johnson, Lap 10 Bernal, Laps 11-30 Rossi. HARD CHARGER: Bryan Clauson (15th to 3rd)

FINAL SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,419, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-1,215; 3-Josh Pelkey-1,207, 4-Matt Rossi-1,200, 5-Shon Deskins-1,083, 6-Mike Martin-1,001, 7-Tye Mihocko-929, 8-Brian Hosford-698, 9-Michael Curtis-691, 10-Nick Aiuto-663.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL RETURNS TO VICTORY CIRCLE AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 23, 2014... After winning the opener of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships,” Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California celebrated another triumph at Canyon Speedway Park. Friday’s $2,000 USAC SouthWest & West Coast Sprint Car victory was Bernal’s second career win at the Peoria clay oval. Matt Rossi, Jon Stanbrough, Casey Shuman, and R.J. Johnson rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Mike Phulps #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Ryan Bernal grabbed the top spot from Stanbrough on the third circuit and sailed to the 30-lap win. Earlier in the program, the two-time USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion ran second to Shuman in his heat race before placing fifth in the nightly passing points.

After finishing sixteenth the previous night, South Central’s Matt Rossi rebounded to claim second in the main event. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi won his sixth heat race of the season and ranked third in the nightly passing points.

After leading the first two opening laps, Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Indiana scored third at the checkered flags. Driving the Shon Deskins owned #20S MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Stanbrough won the program’s fifth heat race and placed the veteran driver sixth in passing points.

Indianapolis, Indiana’s Casey Shuman placed fourth in the Friday Western World feature after starting sixth. Racing the Hockett/James #75 Factory Kahne / Lucas Oil Maxim, Shuman was the night’s high point driver after winning the night’s first 8-lap heat race.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix charged from eleventh to fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting the Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson took third in his heat race and was one of six drivers locked into Saturday’s finale.

Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors by racing to tenth from nineteenth. Racing the family owned #30 Leary Construction / Green-Tech Lubricants DRC, Leary was sixth in his heat race and placed third in the first semi-main event.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins claimed his ninth heat race win of the campaign. Driving his #20S MP Environmental / Spike Chassis machine, the May Prescott Valley winner was second in the nightly passing points and ran seventh in the feature.

Mike Colegrove of Peoria won the night’s fourth 8-lap heat race. Racing the family owned #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove ranked fourth in passing points and scored twelfth in the main event after starting third.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex raced to victory in the night’s first 12-lap semi-main. Piloting the Mike Burkhart owned #21AZ Stratis Construction / Westin Diversified RSS, Sussex placed fourth in his heat race and scored twentieth in the main event.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria won the night’s second 12-lap semi-main. Driving Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ran third in his heat race and charged to ninth in the feature after starting sixteenth.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Casey Shuman (#75, Hockett/James), 2. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 7. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 8. Chris Windom (#22B Weber).

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Bryan Clauson (#20X Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 6. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin).

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook).

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare).

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 4. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 5. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 6. Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood).

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Sussex, 2. Spencer, 3. Leary, 4. Davis, 5. Bacon, 6. Reutzel, 7. Terrell, 8. Reinbold, 9. Hosford, 10. Curtis, 11. Mihocko, 12. Morin. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Copeland, 3. Darland, 4. Windom, 5. Martin, 6. St. James, 7. Hodges, 8. Gabbard, 9. Lundy, 10. Buckman, 11. Ogle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 2. Matt Rossi (4th), 3. Jon Stanbrough (1st), 4. Casey Shuman (6th), 5. R.J. Johnson (11th), 6. Robert Ballou (14th), 7. Shon Deskins (5th), 8. Jake Swanson (7th), 9. Josh Pelkey (16th), 10. C.J. Leary (19th), 11. Gary Taylor (9th), 12. Michael Colegrove (3rd), 13. Colby Copeland (18th), 14. Mike Spencer (17th), 15. Chris Windom (22nd), 16. Kevin Thomas Jr. (13th), 17. Matt Mitchell (12th), 18. Dave Darland (20th), 19. Charles Davis Jr. (21st), 20. Stevie Sussex (15th), 21. Josh Shipley (10th), 22. Bryan Clauson (8th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Stanbrough, Laps 3-30 Bernal. HARD CHARGER: C.J. Leary (19th to 10th)

 

 

RYAN BERNAL WINS $2,000 WESTERN WORLD OPENER AT CANYON

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 23, 2014... Securing the lead from Casey Shuman on lap twenty-two, Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California claimed the opening night of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships. For Bernal, Thursday’s $2,000 victory at Canyon Speedway Park his first career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph. Hard Charger Bryan Clauson, Shuman, R.J. Johnson, and C.J. Leary chased the 2-time USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion to the checkered flags.

Piloting Mike Phulps #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Ryan Bernal took command from pole-sitter Gary Taylor on the second lap and set a blistering pace on the 1/3-mile oval. By mid-race, Shuman challenged the leader and grabbed the top spot on the twenty-first circuit. Bernal countered the move and stormed to his first win in the “Copper State.” Earlier in the program, Ryan scored third in his heat race and ranked fifth in passing points.

Driving the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian #20X Chevy Performance machine, Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors by racing to second from eighteenth. The former USAC National Champion placed twenty-sixth in the nightly passing points after running sixth in his heat race and claiming second in the second semi-main.

After chasing down Bernal to take the lead on lap twenty-one, Casey Shuman of Indianapolis, Indiana scored third in the Western World feature. Racing the Hockett/James #75 Factory Kahne / Lucas Oil Maxim, Shuman ran second to Josh Hodges in his heat race and sat third in passing points.

Charging from fourteenth, Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson took fourth at the finish line. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the SouthWest point leader was seventeenth in overall passing points after taking fifth in his heat race and winning the first 12-lap semi-main.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Indiana scored fifth at Canyon Speedway Park after starting nineteenth. Racing the family owned #30 Leary Construction / Green-Tech Lubricants DRC, Leary was fifth in his heat race, claimed third in the first semi-main, and ranked twenty-third in the nightly passing points.

Peoria’s Mike Colegrove took his fourth heat race victory of the year in the opening 8-lap event. Driving the family owned #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove ranked seventh overall in passing points before finishing twentieth in the 30-lap main event.

Tom Ogle of Surprise won the night’s second 8-lap heat race. Piloting his #48 RSS Industries / JT Engineering RSS, Ogle entered the feature seated eighth in passing points before a nasty flip over the turn one wall. Officially scoring nineteenth, Tom walked away from the incident but his car suffered heavy damage.

Tijeras, New Mexico’s Josh Hodges claimed his third heat race win of the campaign in the third 8-lap event. Racing the family owned #74X Parts Plus / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges was second in passing points and finished twenty-first in the main event after an early exit.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye won the program’s fourth heat race. Driving the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ranked ninth in passing points and ran sixth in the main event after starting ninth.

Westfield, Indiana’s “The Madman” Robert Ballou claimed victory in the night’s fifth 8-lap heat race. Piloting his #12X Blakesley Auto / Cliffon Services Maxim, Ballou was the night’s leader in passing points and finished eighth in the feature after starting sixth.

“The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James of Phoenix won his first semi-main of 2014. Racing his #7K Woodland Auto Display / Weld Racing Maxim, St. James finished fourth in his heat race, ranked twentieth in passing points and took fourteenth in the feature after starting sixteenth.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 4. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook), 5. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 6. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 6. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 7. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber) 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Windom, 5. Copeland, 6. Darland, 7. Shipley, 8. Reinbold, 9. Curtis, 10. Terrell, 11. Buckman. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. St. James, 2. Clauson, 3. Mitchell, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Thomas, 6. Pelkey, 7. Reutzel, 8. Gabbard, 9. Martin, 10. Lundy, 11. Morin.

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positons) 1. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 2. Bryan Clauson (18th), 3. Casey Shuman (4th), 4. R.J. Johnson (15th), 5. C.J. Leary (19th), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (9th), 7. Gary Taylor (1st), 8. Robert Ballou (6th), 9. Mike Spencer (14th), 10. Chris Windom (21st), 11. Matt Mitchell (20th), 12. Tye Mihocko (10th), 13. Shon Deskins (11th), 14. Bruce St. James (16th), 15. Brian Hosford (13th), 16. Matt Rossi (3rd), 17. Brady Bacon (17th), 18. Jon Stanbrough (22nd), 19. Tom Ogle (8th), 20. Mike Colegrove (7th), 21. Josh Hodges (5th), 22. Jake Swanson (12th). NT ---------------------------- **Ogle, Bacon and Deskins flipped during the feature

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Taylor, Laps 2-20 Bernal, Lap 21 Shuman, Laps 22-30 Bernal. HARD CHARGER: Bryan Clauson (18th to 2nd)

 

 

BUCKLEY WINS 2 WESTERN HPD TITLES AT LAS VEGAS;

JESSOP & KELLEY TAKE FINAL HPD FEATURES AT MADERA, LVMS

Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. completed his drive to championships in USAC's Western HPD overall and pavement series Saturday at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. He led the first 24 laps of Saturday night's finale and finished second behind race winner Jeff Kelley.

Kelley, of Eden, Utah, led the last six laps to beat Buckley, Jim Waters, Christine Breckenridge and Michael Daniels. Kelley's victory marked the first win by a Honda engine in Western HPD competition.

Cody Jessop of Madera, Calif. won Friday night's 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at his home track - Madera Speedway. The race was a special "non-points" race and Jessop passed Dylan Nobile on lap 28 and led the last three laps to beat Nobile, Duke Love, Tom Paterson and Tommy McCarthy.

FINAL 2014 USAC HPD Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,725, 2-Ashley Hazelton-1,149, 3-Toni Briedinger-1,053, 4-Cody Jessop-1,026, 5-Christine Breckenridge-867, 6-Joel Rayborne-819, 7-Annie Briedinger-756, 8-Jeff Kelley-594, 9-Tom Paterson-581, 10-Dylan Nobile-572.

FINAL 2014 USAC HPD Western Midget Pavement Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,188, 2-Toni Briedinger-955, 3-Christine Breckenridge-867, 4-Annie Briedinger-756, 5-Joel Rayborne-723, 6-Cody Jessop-635, 7-Jeff Kelley-594, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Ashley Hazelton-432.

 

 

JOHNSON WRAPS UP SOUTHWEST SPRINT TITLE;

ROSSI "WESTERN WORLD" CHAMP; BERNAL SWEEPS PRELIMS

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. secured his first USAC driving title Saturday, finishing fourth in the 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" finale at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. His final margin of victory over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. is 204 points.

Matt Rossi of Glendale, Ariz. emerged as the "Western World" champion with a dominating performance in Saturday's 30-lap finale. He led the final 20 laps in his Apache Scrapes/Schure Built Suspension Spike/Advanced after passing Ryan Bernal on lap 11. Bernal, who captured the preliminary 30-lap victories Thursday and Friday, slipped to eighth at the checkered flag.

Johnson led the first nine laps Saturday, but Kevin Thomas Jr. finished second ahead of Bryan Clauson, Johnson and Brady Bacon.

Bernal and the Core Power/Metal Works ART/S & S swept 30-lap prelims Thursday and Friday. On Friday, Bernal trailed Jon Stanbrough for two laps and then led the final 28 laps to beat Clauson, Casey Shuman, Johnson and C.J. Leary. Thursday's race saw Gary Taylor lead the opening lap while Bernal led the next 19. Shuman led lap 21 before Bernal returned to lead the final nine.

FINAL 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,419, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-1,215; 3-Josh Pelkey-1,207, 4-Matt Rossi-1,200, 5-Shon Deskins-1,083, 6-Mike Martin-1,001, 7-Tye Mihocko-929, 8-Brian Hosford-698, 9-Michael Curtis-691, 10-Nick Aiuto-663.

 

 

3-WAY TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN ABREU, BELL, HINES

ON TAP THURSDAY IN "TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX;

HAGEN, BELL & HINES SHARE "WESTERN WORLD" SPOTLIGHT

Only 36 points separate the top-three drivers in USAC's Honda National Midget Series entering Thursday night's 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Combatants Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell and Tracy Hines all have significant objectives as they chase the championship going into the season finale. Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. is set to celebrate his second consecutive Honda USAC Western Midget crown at Perris.

Abreu, of Rutherford, Calif., eyes his initial USAC National title, while teammate Bell, of Norman, Okla., is seeking his second in a row. Hines, of New Castle, Ind., could enter the prestigious USAC "Triple Crown" list by claiming his first National Midget crown. Bell trails Abreu by 26 points and Hines stands just 36 back of the leader.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. virtually clinched the 2014 Honda USAC Western overall and dirt championships after his seventh-place finish in Saturday's Peoria finale.

Hines opened last week's 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. with a 30-lap feature victory in his Parker Machinery/Toyota Spike/Toyota. He passed Zach Daum on lap 12 and led the rest of the way to beat Bell, Tanner Thorson, Daum and Bryan Clauson.

Bell came back on Friday to lead all 30 laps at Peoria in his Toyota TRD/Curb Records Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Clauson finished second ahead of Daum, Hines and Thorson.

Saturday's "Western World" finale saw Darren Hagen of Riverside, Calif. hold off repeated challenges from several drivers to win the 30-lap championship in his Great Clips/Fatheadz Eyewear Triple X/Esslinger. He led the first six laps, trailed Tanner Thorson for five laps, then led the last 19 laps to polish off the victory over Thorson, Bell, Hines and Clauson.

Thursday's Perris classic concludes with a 98-lap feature event, saluting long-time race organizer J.C. Agajanian. Gardner and the Honda USAC National Champion will be recognized during post-race ceremonies.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-996; 2-Christopher Bell-970; 3-Tracy Hines-960; 4-Bryan Clauson-912; 5-Zach Daum-814; 6-Tanner Thorson-741; 7-Chris Windom-594; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-419; 10-Tyler Thomas-395.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Jarid Blondel-632, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Shannon McQueen-357, 7-Scott Pierovich-327, 8-Christopher Bell-324, 9-Nick Chivello-322, 10-Tanner Thorson-307.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Jarid Blondel-411, 4-Alex Schutte-390, 5-Shannon McQueen-357, 6-Christopher Bell-324, 7-Tanner Thorson-306, 8-Scott Pierovich-288, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Rico Abreu-249.

 

 

USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

November 22, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

QUALIFYING RACE: (8 laps) 1. Tyler Thomas (91T, Thomas), 2. Brady Bacon (51s, Fly), 3. Shane Golobic (17, Nichols), 4. Casey Shuman (32, Dunlap), 5. Mike Spencer (57, Ecker), 6. Jarid Blondel (98, Blondel), 7. Isaac Chapple (52, Chapple), 8. Terry Goodwin (2G, Goodwin), 9. Nick Foster (17N, Nichols).

DASH: (10 laps) 1. Darren Hagen (56, Hmiel), 2. Tanner Thorson (67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Rico Abreu (97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Zach Daum (5D, Daum), 5. Christopher Bell (71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Ronnie Gardner (68, Johnson), 7. Tracy Hines (24, Parker), 8. Bryan Clauson (63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian).

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Shannon McQueen (7, McQueen)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Darren Hagen, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Tyler Thomas, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Casey Shuman, 10. Shane Golobic, 11. Mike Spencer, 12. Isaac Chapple, 13. Rico Abreu, 14. Jarid Blondel, 15. Zach Daum, 16. Nick Foster.

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**Chapple flipped in the Qualifying Race. Blondel flipped on Lap 12.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Hagen, Laps 7-11 Thorson, Laps 12-30 Hagen.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-996; 2-Bell-970; 3-Hines-960; 4-Clauson-912; 5-Daum-814; 6-Thorson-741; 7-Chris Windom-594; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-419; 10-Thomas-395.

NEW HONDA WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Blondel-632, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-McQueen-357, 7-Scott Pierovich-327, 8-Bell-324, 9-Nick Chivello-322, 10-Thorson-307.

NEW HONDA WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-761, 2-Trey Marcham-653, 3-Blondel-411, 4-Alex Schutte-390, 5-McQueen-357, 6-Bell-324, 7-Thorson-306, 8-Scott Pierovich-288, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Abreu-249.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET RACE: November 27 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS:

November 22, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

FIRST QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 6. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

SECOND QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 2. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 3. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 4. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 5. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook). NT

THIRD QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 2. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT

FOURTH QUALIFIER: (8 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., (#17RW Dutcher), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 6. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 8. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Pelkey, 3. Sussex, 4. Curtis, 5. Martin, 6. Terrell, 7. Shipley, 8. Lundy, 9. Mihocko. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Hosford, 2. Gabbard, 3. Copeland, 4. Reinbold, 5. Darland, 6. Buckman, 7. Hodges, 8. Morin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Matt Rossi, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Ryan Bernal, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Stevie Sussex, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Dalten Gabbard, 13. Charles Davis Jr., 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Gary Taylor, 16. Jon Stanbrough, 17. Josh Pelkey, 18. Shon Deskins, 19. Matt Mitchell, 20. Mike Spencer, 21. Colby Copeland, 22. Casey Shuman. NT

---------------------------- **Shuman and Deskins flipped on lap one of the feature. Mitchell flipped on lap nine of the feature. Deskins flipped on lap eleven of the feature. Pelkey flipped on lap thirteen of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Johnson, Lap 10 Bernal, Laps 11-30 Rossi.

FINAL USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Johnson-1,419, 2-Davis-1,213; 3-Pelkey-1,209, 4-Rossi-1,200, 5-Desnkins-1,083, 6-Martin-1,000, 7-Mihocko-929, 8-Hosford-698, 9-Curtis-693, 10-Nick Aiuto-663.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS:

November 22, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jim Waters, 24, Waters-15.287; 2. Jeff Kelley, 55x, Kelley-15.298; 3. Christine Breckenrdge, 26, Breckenridge-15.329; 4. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.443; 5. Michael Daniels, 87, Daniels-15.666; 6. Courtney Crone, 98jr, Pankratz-15.843; 7. Jeanille Waters, 17, Waters-15.958; 8. Anthony Waters, 02w, Waters-15.977; 9. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-16.006; 10. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.038; 11. Joel Rayborne, 2U, RamBull-NT; 12. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jim Waters, 2. Breckenridge, 3. Daniels, 4. Hazelton, 5. Jeanille Waters. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Buckley, 3. T.Briedinger, 4. A.Waters. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jeff Kelley, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Jim Waters, 4. Christine Breckenridge, 5. Michael Daniels, 6. Ashley Hazelton, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Antony Waters, 9. Jeanille Waters, 10. Joel Rayborne, 11. Toni Briedinger. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Buckley, Laps 25-30 Kelley.

FINAL USAC HPD WESTERN POINT STANDINGS: 1-Buckley-1,725, 2-Hazelton-1,149, 3-T,Briedinger-1,053, 4-Cody Jessop-1,026, 5-Breckenridge-867, 6-Rayborne-819, 7-A,Briedinger-756, 8-Kelley-594, 9-Tom Paterson-581, 10-Dylan Nobile-572.

FINAL USAC HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Buckley-1,188, 2-T.Briedinger-955, 3-Breckenridge-867, 4-A.Briedinger-756, 5-Rayborne-723, 6-Cody Jessop-635, 7-Kelley-594, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Hazelton-432.

 

 

USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

November 21, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.775; 2. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.817; 3. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.859; 4. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.866; 5. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.889; 6. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.910; 7. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.025; 8. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel-14.057; 9. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-14.084; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.162; 11. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.208; 12. Brady Bacon, 51s, Fly-14.267; 13. Shane Golobic, 17, Nichols-14.279; 14. Casey Shuman, 32, Dunlap-14.309; 15. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-14.381; 16. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-14.448; 17. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.815; 18. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-15.317; 19. Nick Foster, Jr., 17N, Nichols-16.472.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Golobic, 2. Thomas, 3. Marcham, 4. Abreu, 5. Hines, 6. Chapple. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hagen, 2. Daum, 3. Shuman, 4. Thorson, 5. McQueen, 6. Blondel. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Clauson, 3. Gardner, 4. Bacon, 5. Bell, 6. Goodwin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Zach Daum, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Rico Abreu, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Tyler Thomas, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Shane Golobic, 11. Darren Hagen, 12. Mike Spencer, 13. Isaac Chapple, 14. Terry Goodwin, 15. Shannon McQueen, 16. Trey Marcham, 17. Jarid Blondel, 18. Nick Foster, Jr., 19. Brady Bacon. NT

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**Marcham flipped on Lap 7 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bell.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-969; 2-Bell-916; 3-Hines-909; 4-Clauson-864; 5-Daum-791; 6-Thorson-684; 7-Chris Windom-594; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-419; 10-Andrew Felker-378.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-719, 2-Marcham-653, 3-Blondel-607, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-McQueen-356, 7-Scott Pierovich-327, 8-Nick Chivello-322, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Bell-270.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-719, 2-Marcham-653, 3-Alex Schutte-390, 4-Blondel-386, 5-McQueen-356, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8-Bell-270, 9-Thorson-249, 10-Abreu-222.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET RACE: November 22 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

November 21, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.194; 2. Duke Love, 3L, Love-15.300, 3. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-15.325; 4. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.576, 5. Tommy McCarthy, 09, Love-15.582; 6. Ashley Hazelton, 32a, Hazelton-15.878, 7. Ryan Delisle, 25, Mitchell-16.609.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nobile, 2. Jessop, 3. McCarthy. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Love, 2. Paterson, 3. Hazelton, 4. Delisle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cody Jessop, 2. Dylan Nobile, 3. Duke Love, 4. Tom Paterson, 5. Tommy McCarthy, 6. Ashley Hazelton, 7. Ryan Delisle. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Nobile, Laps 28-30 Jessop.

NEXT USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE: November 22 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS:

November 21, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “47th Annual Western World Championships”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 2. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 7. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 8. Chris Windom (#22B Weber). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian), 3. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 6. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., (#17RW), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 4. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 5. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Sussex, 2. Spencer, 3. Leary, 4. Davis, 5. Bacon, 6. Reutzel, 7. Terrell, 8. Reinbold, 9. Hosford, 10. Curtis, 11. Mihocko, 12. Morin. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Copeland, 3. Darland, 4. Windom, 5. Martin, 6. St. James, 7. Hodges, 8. Gabbard, 9. Lundy, 10. Buckman, 11. Ogle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Casey Shuman, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Gary Taylor, 12. Mike Colegrove, 13. Colby Copeland, 14. Mike Spencer, 15. Chris Windom, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Matt Mitchell, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Charles Davis Jr., 20. Stevie Sussex, 21. Josh Shipley, 22. Bryan Clauson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Stanbrough, Laps 3-30 Bernal.

NEXT SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: November 22 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park - “47th Annual Western World Championships”

 

 

74TH "TURKEY NIGHT" AT PERRIS FEATURES TITLE RACES;

PARNELLI JONES SERVES AS "GRAND MARSHAL"

USAC championships will be on the line Thursday night when one of America's most traditional and revered motorsport events takes to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The Annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" marks the 74th running of the race which debuted in Los Angeles back in 1934 and has been won by many of the sport's biggest names.

Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time (1964 & 1966) Turkey Night champ, will serve as the "Grand Marshal" for what promises again to be one of the signature events of the racing season.

Defending champion Dave Darland is among three former winners expected to compete in this year's 98-lap classic. Darland won the 2007 classic at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and last year's win at Perris made him the second driver ever to win the race on pavement and dirt. Mel Kenyon was the first.

Kyle Larson, the 2012 champion, was recently announced as part of the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian Racing team while 2013 Chili Bowl Champion Bryan Clauson, the 2009-10 "Turkey Night" king, will pilot a Rusty Kunz/Curb-Agajanian entry. Larson's teammates for Thursday night's race will be 2013 Honda USAC National Midget Champion Christopher Bell, 2014 series point leader Rico Abreu and Tanner Thorson.

Darland will team with Kevin Thomas Jr. and Honda Western Midget runner-up Trey Marcham for car owner Keith Ford, who fielded last year's race winner.

The "Turkey Night" tradition began in 1934 at famed Gilmore Stadium, located on the former site now occupied by CBS Studios in Hollywood. Its history has spanned nine different speedways, including Perris Auto Speedway, which hosted the 1996 race and the 2012 and 2013 classics.

Ron Shuman has the distinction of scoring the most "Turkey Night" triumphs, a record eight between 1979 and 1993. Billy Boat scored a record three consecutive wins at three different tracks (1995-1997). Darland and Clauson could become only the third driver to win the race at least three times.

The battle for the 2014 Honda USAC Midget championships will conclude at Perris, but not until three consecutive races this week at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Both the Honda USAC National and Western series are involved in the Peoria races which continue tonight and tomorrow night (Saturday).

Rico Abreu (National) and Ronnie Gardner (Western overall and dirt) were the respective point leaders entering the Peoria races. The title would be Abreu's first while Gardner won last year's Western titles.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS (Prior to Peoria, AZ races Nov. 20-22): 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 4-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS (Prior to Peoria, AZ races Nov. 20-22): 1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Jarid Blondel-563, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-296,9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Chris Ennis-216.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS (Prior to Peoria, AZ races Nov. 20-22): 1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Alex Schutte-390, 4-Jarid Blondel-342, 5-Shannon McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8-Chris Ennis-216, 9-Tyler Dolacki-194, 10-Ricky Shelton-175.

 

USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel-13.489; 2. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.519; 3. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.521; 4. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.609; 5. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.695; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-13.710; 7. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.710; 8. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.728; 9. Brady Bacon, 51s, Fly-13.833; 10. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.894; 11. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.923; 12. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-13.966; 13. Shane Golobic, 17, Nichols-13.980; 14. Casey Shuman, 32, Dunlap-14.083; 15. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.152; 16. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.154; 17. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-14.161; 18. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.346; 19. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-14.862; 20. Nick Foster, Jr., 17N, Nichols-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Golobic, 3. Hagen, 4. Hines, 5. Clauson, 6. Bell, 7. Goodwin. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Shuman, 3. Marcham, 4. Abreu, 5. Thorson, 6. Chapple. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. McQueen, 2. Daum, 3. Bacon, 4. Gardner, 5. Spencer, 6. Blondel. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Darren Hagen, 9. Rico Abreu, 10. Shane Golobic, 11. Mike Spencer, 12. Isaac Chapple, 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Shannon McQueen, 15. Terry Goodwin, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. Jarid Blondel, 18. Tyler Thomas, 19. R.J. Johnson, 20. Nick Foster, Jr. NT

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**Thomas flipped on Lap 12. Blondel flipped on Lap 16.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Daum, Laps 12-30 Hines.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-913; 2-Bell/Hines-851; 4-Clauson-796; 5-Daum-725; 6-Thorson-629; 7-Chris Windom-594; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-419; 10-Andrew Felker-378.

NEW HONDA WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-677, 2-Marcham-626, 3-Blondel-585, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-McQueen-329, 7-Scott Pierovich-327, 8-Nick Chivello-322, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Chris Ennis-216,

NEW HONDA WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-R.Gardner-677, 2-Marcham-626, 3-Alex Schutte-390, 4-Blondel-364, 5-McQueen-329, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8-Chris Ennis-216, 9-Bell-205, 10-Tyler Dolacki-194.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET RACE: November 21 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS:

November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 4. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook), 5. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 6. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 6. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St.James), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 7. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber) 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Windom, 5. Copeland, 6. Darland, 7. Shipley, 8. Reinbold, 9. Curtis, 10. Terrell, 11. Buckman.

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. St.James, 2. Clauson, 3. Mitchell, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Thomas, 6. Pelkey, 7. Reutzel, 8. Gabbard, 9. Martin, 10. Lundy, 11. Morin.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Gary Taylor, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Shon Deskins, 14. Bruce St. James, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Matt Rossi,17. Brady Bacon, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Tom Ogle, 20. Mike Colegrove, 21. Josh Hodges, 22. Jake Swanson. NT

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**Ogle, Bacon and Deskins flipped during the feature

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 Taylor, Laps 2-20 Bernal, Lap 21 Shuman, Laps 22-30 Bernal,

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Johnson-1,314, 2-Davis-1,170, 3-Pelkey-1,148, 4-Rossi-1,070, 5-Deskins-1,011, 6-Martin-994, 7-Mihocko-927, 9-Curtis-686, 10-Hosford-666.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT RACE: November 21 - "Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

 

 

Honda USAC Western Midget Series

“47TH WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS” ON TAP AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK
By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 18, 2013... After a break in the schedule, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will invade Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Starting this Thursday, November 20th, the popular 1/3-mile clay oval will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event with the Honda USAC National Midgets will also feature the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

Thursday’s event will mark the eighth appearance of the Honda USAC Western Midgets at Canyon Speedway Park. Kyle Larson won the series debut on November 10, 2012 and Bryan Clauson leads all drivers with three victories. Last year, Clauson earned $20,000 for winning both the Sprint Car and Midget finales of the Western World. Christopher Bell, Darren Hagen, and R.J. Johnson have also celebrated Canyon feature wins and with $7,500 up for grabs on Saturday, a talented roster of drivers will be on hand. A pre-entry list for the “Western World Championships” is posted at the end of this release and more drivers are expected.

Heading to Canyon, Ronnie Gardner of Norco, California leads both the Western dirt and overall point standings. Racing the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner finished second to Trey Marcham at Bakersfield on September 20th. To date, the defending champion has two feature wins, four VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led. Ronnie will be looking to earn the $7,500 payday and add the Western World Championships to his resume.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham is second in the dirt and combined point standings. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham claimed his third win of the year at Bakersfield. At press time, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 77 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on regaining the point lead by winning the Western World Championships.

Alex Schutte of Redding, California ranks third in the dirt points and fourth in the overall series. Driving the Schutte/McElwee owned #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike, Schutte placed fifth in the Bakersfield main event. Currently, the 2010 Champion has two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 9 feature laps led on the year. As this writing goes to press, Alex has not entered the Western World Championship and could miss the three day event.

Orange, California’s Jarid Blondel ranks fourth in the dirt series and third in the combined dirt/pavement points. Racing his #98 G&J Aircraft / Dealer Service Edmunds, Blondel has one hard charger award and eight top-10 finishes to his credit. The leading rookie contender will be looking for a breakthrough win at Canyon Speedway Park.

After finishing eighth at Bakersfield, Shannon McQueen of Bakersfield, California has climbed to fifth in the dirt chase and eighth in the overall series. Piloting the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil / Simpson Race Products Spike, Shannon has four top-10 finishes in the campaign. The 2012 Champion will have her sights on claiming the $7,500 “Western World” victory at Canyon.

In addition to entries from Arizona and California, drivers from the USAC National Sprint and Midget series are entered in this prestigious race. Defending champion Bryan Clauson heads a strong Midwest contingent with “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, Tracy Hines, Brady Bacon, Zach Daum, Darren Hagen, Tanner Thorson, Christopher Bell, Tyler Thomas, Isaac Chapple and more.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Advance three-day, single-day, and VIP Suite tickets are on sale now and for more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET).
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WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MIDGET WINNERS:
2013-Bryan Clauson.

CANYON HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET 1-LAP TRACK RECORD:
Tracy Hines – 13.874 (11/14/13)

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS:
3-Trey Marcham, 2-Ronnie Gardner, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christopher Bell, 1-Brian Gard, 1-Cody Gerhardt, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Chad Nichols, 1-Darrin Snider, 1-Michael Snider, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 WESTERN WORLD MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST: (Provided by Lonnie Wheatley & Canyon Speedway Park)
0 Jack Hawley (Menifee, CA), 1p Terry Nichols (Delano, CA), 5d Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL), 7 Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, CA), 17 Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA), 17n Johnathon Henry (Stockton, CA), 24 Tracy Hines (New Castle, IN), 32 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ), 51 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK), 51 R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ), 52c Isaac Chapple (Wilkinson, IN), 55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA), 56 Darren Hagen (Riverside, CA), 57 Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA), 63 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN), 67 Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV), 68 Ronnie Gardner (Norco, CA), 71 Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 73 Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK), 73x Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN), 91T Tyler Thomas (Tulsa, OK), 97 Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 98 Jarid Blondel (Orange, CA)

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. Ronnie Gardner-629, 2. Trey Marcham-593, 3. Jarid Blondel-563, 4. Alex Schutte-443, 5. Chad Nichols-433, 6. Scott Pierovich-327, 7. Nick Chivello-322, 8. Shannon McQueen-296, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10. Chris Ennis-216, 11. Tyler Dolacki-194, 12. Ricky Shelton-175, 13. Johnathon Henry-173, 14. Christopher Bell-142, 15. Jake Swanson-140, 16. Tanner Thorson-135, 17. Barry Pries Jr.-121, 18. Rico Abreu-120, 19. Terry Nichols-117, 20. Darin Snider-116.

HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. Ronnie Gardner-629, 2. Trey Marcham-593, 3. Alex Schutte-390, 4. Jarid Blondel-342, 5. Shannon McQueen-296, 6. Scott Pierovich-288, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8. Chris Ennis-216, 9. Tyler Dolacki-194, 10. Ricky Shelton-175, 11. Johnathon Henry-173, 12. Chad Nichols-172, 13. Nick Chivello-153, 14. Christopher Bell-142, 15. Tanner Thorson-135, 16. Barry Pries Jr.-121, 17. Rico Abreu-120, 18. Terry Nichols-117, 19. Jake Swanson-97, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. Rico Abreu-867, 2. Christopher Bell-788, 3. Tracy Hines-786, 4. Bryan Clauson-744, 5. Zach Daum-663, 6. Chris Windom-594, 7. Tanner Thorson-569, 8. Michael Pickens-499, 9. Dave Darland-419, 10. Andrew Felker-378, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr.-317, 12. Parker Price-Miller-299, 13. Tyler Thomas-279, 14. Jerry Coons Jr.-236, 15. Isaac Chapple-201, 16. Darren Hagen-193, 17. Austin Brown-167, 18. Seth Motsinger-143, 19. Spencer Bayston-141, 20. Steve Buckwalter-118.

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
November 20: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park (Western World Championships)
November 21: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park (Western World Championships)
November 22: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-win)
November 27: #Perris, CA - Perris Auto Speedway (Turkey Night Grand Prix)
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# = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Midgets.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK HOSTS “47TH WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS”
By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 18, 2014... On Thursday, November 20th, Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event between the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will also showcase the Honda USAC National and Western Midget Series. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

This year, the USAC SouthWest vs. West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split. Every driver will compete on all three nights, culminating with Saturday’s $7,500-to-win main event. While Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California has already clinched the USAC West Coast title, the USAC SouthWest champion will be crowned this weekend. Five-time USAC/CRA Champion Mike Spencer, two-time USAC Western Classic Champion Ryan Bernal will join a talented roster for the “Western World Championships.” A pre-entry list is posted at the end of this release and more drivers are expected.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has a 110-point advantage over the competition. While placing seventh in the November 6th “360 Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway, Johnson has had another great campaign. To date, the defending champion has earned eleven feature wins, fourteen heat race victories, three hard charger awards, twenty-nine top-10 finishes, and 220 feature laps led. R.J will have his sights on claiming the $7,500 payday and winning the championship.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey ranks second in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey missed the Perris feature and scored fourth in the second semi-main. Heading to the Western World, the 1997 ASCA Champion has four feature wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-nine top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led. Josh will be looking to add the Western World trophy to his collection.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits third in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis finished eighteenth at the “360 Oval Nationals.” Currently, the five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion has four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 132 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on adding the Western World Championships to his resume.

South Central’s Matt Rossi is fourth in the USAC SouthWest point standings. The pilot of the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi did not compete in the Perris “360 Oval Nationals.” To date, the veteran driver has not won a main event in 2014, but has five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led. Matt will have his sights on earning the $7,500 payday at Canyon Speedway Park.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma is fifth in the point chase. Racing his #16 PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim, Martin charged to fourteenth at Perris after starting twenty-second. As this writing goes to press, “The Magic Man” has one feature win, six heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year. Mike will be looking to add his name to the winner’s list of the Western World Championships.

In addition to entries from Arizona and California, drivers from the USAC National Sprint and Midget series are entered in this prestigious race. Bryan Clauson, who earned $20,000 for sweeping last year’s Sprint Car and Midget Features, heads a strong contingent with “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, “The Madman” Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr., “The Bear” Chris Windom, and C.J. Leary.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Advance three-day, single-day, and VIP Suite tickets are on sale now and for more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360).
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WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNERS:
1968-Bob Cleberg (nw); 1969-Bob Huebner (nw); 1970-Jerry McClung (nw); 1971-Jan Opperman (nw); 1972-Jan Opperman (nw); 1973-Earl Wagner (nw); 1974-Rick Ferkel (nw); 1975-Ron Shuman (nw); 1976-Bubby Jones (nw); 1977-Ron Shuman (nw); 1978-Lealand McSpadden (nw); 1979-Tim Green (nw); 1980-Jeff Swindell (nw); 1981-Ron Shuman (nw); 1982-Steve Kinser (nw); 1983-Steve Kinser (nw); 1984-Ron Shuman (nw); 1985-Steve Kinser (w); 1986-Bobby Davis Jr. (w); 1987-Steve Kinser (w); 1988-Mark Kinser (w); 1989-Sammy Swindell (w); 1990-Steve Kinser (w); 1991-Danny Lasoski (w); 1992-Steve Kinser (w); 1993-Lealand McSpadden (nw); 1994-Ron Shuman (nw); 1995-Lealand McSpadden (nw); 1996-Steve Kinser (w); 1997-Mark Kinser (w); 1998-Tyler Walker (w); 1999-Donny Schatz (w); 2000-Jay Drake (nw); 2001-Jeremy Sherman (nw); 2002- Bud Kaeding (nw); 2003-Tony Elliott (nw); 2004-Bud Kaeding (nw); 2005-Dave Darland (nw); 2006-Josh Wise (nw); 2007-Jerry Coons Jr. (nw); 2008-Kevin Swindell (nw); 2009-Sammy Swindell (w)/Brady Bacon (nw); 2010-Donny Schatz (w)/Brady Bacon (nw); 2011-Donny Schatz (w)/Tracy Hines (nw); 2012-Wayne Johnson (w)/Bryan Clauson (nw); 2013-Bryan Clauson (nw)/Bryan Clauson (mid).

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
11-R.J. Johnson, 4- Charles Davis Jr., 4- Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-C.J. Leary, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Stevie Sussex, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS:
6-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-C.J. Leary, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 WESTERN WORLD SPRINT CAR PRE-ENTRY LIST: (Provided by Lonnie Wheatley & Canyon Speedway Park)
2 Larry Gibson (El Mirage, AZ), 2 Josh Shipley (Peoria, AZ), 02 Matt Rossi (Peoria, AZ), 5 Tye Mihocko (Peoria, AZ), 5v Bradley Terrell (Sebastopol, CA), 7k Bruce St. James (Phoenix, AZ), 7m Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA), 8 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA), 11c Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, AZ), 12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ), 12x Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA), 16 Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ), 17m Michael Colegrove (Peoria, AZ), 17rw Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL), 19 Andrew Reinbold (Chandler, AZ), 20 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN), 20 Shon Deskins (Waddell, AZ), 20s Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN), 21az Stevie Sussex (Phoenix, AZ), 22b Chris Windom (Canton, IL), 28 Mark Morin (Surprise, AZ), 30 C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN), 32b Brian Hosford (Gilbert, AZ), 37 Matt Mitchell (Yorba Linda, CA), 48 Thomas Ogle (Surprise, AZ), 50 Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ), 55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA), 56 Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA), 73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN), 74 Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA), 74x Josh Hodges (Tijeras, NM), 75 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ), 77 Dalten Gabbard (Peoria, AZ), 77m R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ), 87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 92 Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA), 98 Matt Lundy (Phoenix, AZ), 99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1259, 2. Josh Pelkey-1149, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1117, 4. Matt Rossi-1040, 5. Mike Martin-993, 6. Shon Deskins-977, 7. Tye Mihocko-893, 8. Michael Curtis-685, 9. Nick Aiuto-663, 10. Andy Reinbold-656, 11. Brian Hosford-636, 12. Bruce St. James-628, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-457, 15. Tom Ogle-439, 16. Josh Shipley-438, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Matt Mitchell-709, 2. Markus Niemela-632, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4. Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5. Ryan Bernal-539, 6. Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7. Troy Rutherford-534, 8. Austin Liggett-513, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-376, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-206, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-155, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

MADERA (SE) & LVMS CONCLUDE HPD CAMPAIGN;

HAZELTON TAKES 2, BECOMES 6TH USAC FEMALE DRIVING CHAMPION!

EASTERH HPDs "OUT LIKE A LAMB"

USAC's HPD Midget calendar concludes this weekend with Saturday's Western Pavement finale at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring following Friday's special "non-points" race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. leads the Western contingent to the LVMS finale. He has a huge 558-point margin over Ashley Hazelton in the overall standings and holds a commanding 201-point lead over Toni Briedinger in the pavement points.

Hazelton, of Chatsworth, Calif., became the sixth female USAC driver champion in history with her sweep of last weekend's races at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. She led all 25 laps both Friday and Saturday to lock up the Western HPD Dirt championship.

Wally Pankratz took second in Friday's race ahead of fast qualifier Buckley, Robert Dalby and Marvin Mitchell. On Saturday, Pankratz again took second ahead of Cody Jessop, Mitchell and Toni Briedinger.

Chris Lamb of Colfax, NC led all 35 laps to win Saturday night's Eastern HPD Midget "special event" at Southern National Motorsports Park. He was trailed by fast qualifier Scott Hunter, Kyle Craker, Blaine Leydig and Jessica Bean.

Final 2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-710, 2-Shawn Buckley-531, 3-Marvin Mitchell-520, 4-Wally Pankratz-460, 5-Cody Jessop-386, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Davey Marcotte-216, 8-Davey Key-125, 9-Toni Briedinger-96, 10-Joel Rayborne-93.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,119, 2-Toni Briedinger-918, 3-Christine Breckenridge-805, 4-Annie Briedinger-714, 5-Joel Rayborne-690, 6-Cody Jessop-635, 7-Tom Paterson-581, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Jeff Kelley-521, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,650, 2-Ashley Hazelton-1,092, 3-Cody Jessop-1,021, 4-Toni Briedinger-1,014, 5-Christine Breckenridge-805, 6-Joel Rayborne-783, 7-Annie Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Jeff Kelley-521

 

 

JOHNSON EYES "WESTERN WORLD" SOUTHWEST "CAPPER" AT CANYON

A trio of events close out the USAC Southwest Sprint Car season this weekend as they share the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. with the Honda National and Western Midgets. The Sprint car portion of the program also carries USAC West Coast Sprint "special event" status.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. stands atop the Southwest points with a 116-point cushion over Josh Pelkey. Charles Davis Jr. trails the leader by 142 points.

Johnson has three wins, two seconds and a third in seven Canyon point races already this year. He also posted a pair of third-place finishes in "special event" features at Canyon at the start of 2014.

Pelkey's seven Canyon points races have resulted in a pair of wins and a third. Davis also recorded a victory at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. is the newly-crowned USAC West Coast Sprint Car king but has not competed at Canyon this season.

FINAL 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-709, 2-Markus Niemela-632, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5-Ryan Bernal-539, 6-Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7-Troy Rutherford-534, 8-Austin Liggett-513, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,259, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,143, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,117, 4-Matt Rossi-1,040, 5-Mike Martin-993, 6-Shon Deskins-977, 7-Tye Mihocko-893, 8-Michael Curtis-685, 9-Nick Aiuto-663, 10-Andy Reinbold-656.

 

 

"WESTERN WORLD" MIDGET FINALES AT CANYON THIS WEEK

Honda USAC National Midget point leader Rico Abreu and Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner will try to lock up 2014 USAC championships this week as the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" unfold at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Abreu, of Rutherford, Calif., is eyeing his initial USAC driving title while Gardner hopes to repeat his 2013 success. Abreu's National point lead over Christopher Bell and Tracy Hines stands at 79 and 81 points respectively. A Hines championship would make him USAC's sixth "Triple Crown Champion," having already won titles in the Silver Crown and AMSOIL National Sprint series.

Gardner, of Norco, Calif., actually is seeking a pair of USAC crowns this week. He currently leads the Western and Western Dirt points with a 36-point margin over Trey Marcham in both.

Abreu started the National campaign with nine consecutive podium finishes and has four feature wins this year, including the prestigious "Belleville Midget Nationals" and the "Indiana Midget Week" crown. Gardner has two wins, four seconds and a third in 10 Western starts. Gardner was eighth in this year's Western opener at Peoria.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 04-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Jarid Blondel-563, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-296, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Chris Ennis-216.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Alex Schutte-390, 4-Jarid Blondel-342, 5-Shannon McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8-Chris Ennis-216, 9-Tyler Dolacki-194, 10-Ricky Shelton-175.

 

 

BACON, GARDNER EARN NATIONAL, CRA TITLES;

HINES, CLAUSON TAKE ARIZONA "HALL OF FAME" FEATURES

Brady Bacon and Damion Gardner completed 2014 USAC championship seasons last weekend. Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., became USAC's second National Champion from the Sooner State by claiming the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car crown. Gardner earned his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title by a comfortable margin.

Bacon finished seventh in Friday night's 14th Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame" Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. and closed out the season with a third-place finish at the same track Saturday. Gardner finished third and seventh respectively in the two races.

The championships for Bacon's Dynamics, Inc. team and Gardner's Mark Alexander team are the ninth (Dynamics) and third (Alexander) respectively.

Tracy Hines and Bryan Clauson emerged as winners of last weekend's series finales at Peoria. The Friday win was Hines' 47th in National Sprint competition, vaulting him into third place on the all-time list. Clauson's win was his sixth of 2014 and his 31st all-time.

Hines led all 30 laps Friday in his Carolina Nut Company/Hansen's Welding DRC/Stanton Chevy. He was trailed at the checkered flag by Chase Stockon, Gardner, Robert Ballou and R.J. Johnson.

Clauson's wire-to-wire 30-lap Saturday victory in the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing - Chevy Performance Beast/Kistler saw Dave Darland take second ahead of Bacon, Mike Spencer and Jon Stanbrough. The win was car owner Mike Curb's 104th in USAC National competition.

Bacon ended the season with a 56-point edge over Clauson while Gardner's final margin over Spencer in the USAC/CRA points was 269!

Final 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,974; 2-Bryan Clauson-1,918; 3-Dave Darland-1,885; 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,765; 5-Chase Stockon-1,637; 6-Tracy Hines-1,537; 7-Justin Grant-1,508; 8-Robert Ballou-1,507; 9-Chris Windom-1,374; 10-C.J. Leary-1,337.

Final 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,373, 2-Mike Spencer-1,104, 3-Matt Mitchell-847, 4-Cody Williams-831, 5-Austin Williams-797, 6-Brody Roa-790, 7-Jake Swanson-687, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-656, 9-Nic Faas-642, 10-Ryan Bernal-526.

 

 

Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series

TRACY HINES GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN CANYON PRELIM

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 16, 2014... Getting the jump on polesitter R.J. Johnson, Tracy Hines of Wilkinson, Indiana led all 30-laps to win Friday’s “Hall of Fame Classic” main event. Co-sanctioned with the USAC National Sprints, the $5,000 Canyon Speedway Park victory was the first Amsoil USAC/CRA triumph for the veteran driver. Chase Stockon, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, “The Madman” Robert Ballou, and Johnson followed Hines to the checkered flags.

Driving his #4 Carolina Nut Company / Hansen’s Welding DRC, Tracy Hines set a blistering pace from his outside front row starting spot. As slower traffic hindered the leader’s progress, Stockon and Gardner were able to cut into Hines’ advantage. However, timely yellow flags cleared the way and Tracy escaped from all challenges to claim the win in front of the large crowd. Earlier in the night, Hines qualified tenth out of the thirty-four racers in the pit area and scored third in his heat race.

Elizabethtown, Indiana’s Chase Stockon ran second in the Friday night main event after starting fourth. Racing his #32 Superior Tank & Trailer / Crescent Electric DRC, Stockon managed to hold off Gardner’s bid for second while chasing down Tracy Hines in the main event. The young driver was fifth quick in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race.

“The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California charged from sixth and slipped by Stockon for second until a red flag for Ryan Bernal erased the pass. Piloting Mark Alexander’s #4X Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner took third in the main event, earned his tenth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, and was second to Mike Martin in his heat race.

After winning both nights of the Budweiser 410 Oval Nationals at Perris, Westfield, Indiana’s “The Madman” Robert Ballou ran fourth at Canyon Speedway Park. Driving his #12X Blakesley Auto / Cliffon Services Maxim, Ballou qualified second overall, finished fourth in his heat race, and started fifth in the main event.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona claimed fifth in the 30-lap main event. Racing Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, Johnson was twelfth fast in time trials and placed third in the Pyrotect Racing Cells / Weld Racing Heat Race #4.

Yorba Linda, California’s Matt Mitchell earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a thirteenth place finish from twenty-third. Piloting his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell qualified ninth, placed sixth in his heat race, ran seventh in the semi-main, and took a provisional to start the feature.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona raced to his first USAC/CRA heat race win of the season. Claiming victory in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1, the driver of the #16 PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim was seventeenth quick in time trials and scored twenty-fourth in the main event after an early exit.

Avon, Indiana’s Jon Stanbrough won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Racing Michael Dutcher’s #37RW Griffin Propane / Indiana Underground Maxim, Stanbrough qualified eighteenth overall and took eighteenth in the Friday night main event. Jon added to the Hall of Fame Classic festivities by bringing a re-creation of Jack Kindoll’s #1 JFK Company Sprinter piloted by Jimmy Oskie from the late 1970s.

Andy Reinbold of Gilbert, Arizona earned the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3 victory. Piloting Todd Underwood’s #19 AME Electrical / Ross Equipment Rentals Spike, Reinbold was twenty-third fast in time trials and was twenty-first in the main event.

Tucson, Arizona’s Jerry Coons Jr. won the night’s Pyrotect Racing Cells / Weld Racing Heat Race #4. Driving Gerry Cook’s #04G Lucas Oil / Beaver Stripes RSS, Coons qualified twentieth overall and scored eleventh in the main event from eighteenth.

Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Racing Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was fourth fast in time trials, placed fifth in his heat race, and took sixth in the feature after starting eighth.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th Annual Hose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4X, Alexander-13.759; 2. Robert Ballou, 12X, Ballou-13.855; 3. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.859; 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73X, Ford-13.866; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.870; 6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.900; 7. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.932; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.935; 9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.975; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.015; 11. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.016; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.031; 13. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-14.052; 14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.068; 15. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.073; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.091; 17. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.123; 18. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.164; 19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.173; 20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-14.245; 21. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-14.280; 22. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.291; 23. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.291; 24. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.341; 25. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeler-14.362; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.416; 27. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-14.423; 28. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.448; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.468; 30. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.570; 31. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-14.995; 32. Isaac Chapple, 52C, Chapple-15.030; 33. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.249; 34. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-18.351.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierce, 4. Stockon, 5. Sussex, 6. Gansen, 7. Curtis, 8. L. Williams, 9. Mitchell.

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Ballou, 5. Bacon, 6. Grant, 7. Rossi, 8. C. Williams, 9. Gabbard.

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Reinbold, 2. Andretti, 3. Darland, 4. Bernal, 5. Swanson, 6. Boespflug, 7. Hodges, 8. Windom.

PYROTECT RACING CELLS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Davis, 3. Johnson, 4. Leary, 5. Thomas, 6. A. Williams, 7. Spencer.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Boespflug, 3. A. Williams, 4. Grant, 5. Bacon, 6. Swanson, 7. Mitchell, 8. Rossi, 9. Spencer, 10. Sussex, 11. Hodges, 12. C. Williams, 13. Windom, 14. Curtis, 15. Gansen, 16. L. Williams, 17. Gabbard.

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Tracy Hines (2nd), 2. Chase Stockon (4th), 3. Damion Gardner (6th), 4. Robert Ballou (5th), 5. R.J. Johnson (1st), 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (8th), 7. Brady Bacon (12th), 8. Chad Boespflug (7th), 9. C.J. Leary (14th), 10. Justin Grant (9th), 11. Jerry Coons, Jr. (18th), 12. Bryan Clauson (20th), 13. Matt Mitchell (23rd), 14. Jake Swanson (11th), 15. Dave Darland (13th), 16. Cody Williams (24th), 17. Jarett Andretti (17th), 18. Jon Stanbrough (16th), 19. Charles Davis, Jr. (22nd), 20. Austin Williams (10th), 21. Andrew Reinbold (21st), 22. Ryan Bernal (3rd), 23. Payton Pierce (19th), 24. Mike Martin (15th). -------------------------------- **Martin flipped on Lap 2 of the feature. Bernal flipped on Lap 23 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Hines. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Matt Mitchell (23rd to 13th)

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

November 15, 2014 - Peoria, Arziona - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th Hose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.072; 2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.157; 3. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-13.170; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.185; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.269; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.294; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.302; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.341; 9. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.353; 10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.361; 11. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-13.368; 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-13.431; 13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.443; 14. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.511; 15. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.552; 16. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-13.598; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.623; 18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.628; 19. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-13.656; 20. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.671; 21. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.697; 22. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.700; 23. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-13.734; 24. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-13.780; 25. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-13.833; 26. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-13.942; 27. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-13.997; 28. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-14.047; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.388; 30. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-NT; 31. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. C.Williams, 3. Andretti, 4. Spencer, 5. Davis, 6. Leary, 7. Darland, 8. Gansen. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Clauson, 3. Johnson, 4. Grant, 5. Stockon, 6. Swanson, 7. Hines, 8. Mihocko. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Curtis, 2. Coons, 3. Rossi, 4. Gardner, 5. Ballou, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Hodges. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Windom, 3. Bacon, 4. Thomas, 5. A. Williams, 6. Pierce, 7. Gabbard. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Darland, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Ballou, 5. A. Williams, 6. Leary, 7. Swanson, 8. Gabbard, 9. Pierce, 10. Mihocko, 11. Davis, 12. Hodges, 13. Gansen, 14. Hines. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Mike Spencer, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Matt Rossi, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Robert Ballou, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Jerry Coons, Jr., 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Matt Mitchell, 15. R.J. Johnson, 16. Austin Williams, 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Chad Boespflug, 21. Mike Martin, 22. Chris Gansen, 23. Michael Curtis, 24. Jarett Andretti. NT

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**L. Williams flipped in Hot Laps.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Clauson.

FINAL AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,974; 2-Clauson-1,918; 3-Darland-1,885; 4-Stanbrough-1,765; 5-Stockon-1,637; 6-Hines-1,537; 7-Grant-1,508; 8-Ballou-1,507; 9-Windom-1,374; 10-Leary-1,337.

FINAL AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Gardner-1,373, 2-Spencer-1,104, 3-Mitchell-847, 4-C.Williams-831, 5-A.Williams-797, 6-Brody Roa-790, 7-Swanson-687, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-656, 9-Nic Faas-642, 10-Ryan Bernal-526.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

November 15, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shawn Buckley, 91s, Rambull-13.367; 2. Wally Pankratz, 37, Pankratz-13.449; 3. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-13.455; 4. Cody Jessop, 3L, Love-13.473; 5. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-13.497; 6. Joel Rayborne, 2U, RamBull-13.504; 7. Toni Briedinger, 98, Pankratz-13.917.

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Toni Briedinger, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Joel Rayborne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Hazelton.

FINAL USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-710, 2-Buckley-531, 3-Mitchell-520, 4-Pankratz-460, 5-Jessop-384, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Davey Marcotte-216, 8-Davey Key-125, 9-T.Briedinger-96, 10-Rayborne-93.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,650, 2-Hazelton-1,092, 3-Jessop-1,021, 4-T.Briedinger-1,014, 5-Christine Breckenridge-805, 6-Rayborne-783, 7-Annie Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Jeff Kelley-521.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Pavement):November 22 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

November 15, 2014 - Kenly, North Carolina - Southern National Motorsports Park

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.370; 2. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.400; 3. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-15.510; 4. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.600; 5. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.650; 6. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-15.730; 7. Carson Hocevar, 6x, Lamb-15.870; 8. Eric Lewis, 1, Lamb-16.190; 9. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.340; 10. Abbey Price, 124, Carroll-16.940; 11. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-NT; 12. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-NT.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Scott Hunter, 3. Kyle Craker, 4. Blaine Leydig, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Carson Hocevar, 7. Calvin Carroll, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Abbey Price, 11. Eric Lewis. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-35 Lamb.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

November 14, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shawn Buckley, 91, Rambull-12.030; 2. Wally Pankratz, 37, Pankratz-12.088; 3. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-12.184; 4. Robert Dalby, 2U, RamBull-12.710; 5. Duke Love, 3L, Love-12.888; 6. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-12.953; 7. Toni Briedinger, 98, Pankratz-14.404.

HEAT RACE: (10 Laps) 1. Pankratz, 2. Hazelton, 3. Buckley, 4. Love, 5. Dalby, 6. T.Briedinger, 7. Mitchell. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Shawn Buckley, 4. Robert Dalby, 5. Marvin Mitchell, 6. Toni Briedinger, 7. Duke Love. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Hazelton.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-646, 2-Buckley-480, 3-Mitchell-467, 4-Pankratz-398, 5-Cody Jessop-327, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Davey Marcotte-216, 8-Davey Key-125, 9-Dalby-105, 10-Sean Watts-74.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,599, 2-Hazelton-1,028, 3-T.Briedinger-966, 4-Cody Jessop-964, 5-Christine Breckenridge-805, 7-Joel Rayborne-740, 8-Annie Briedinger-714, 9-Tom Paterson-581, 10-Dylan Nobile-572.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):November 15 - Visalia, CA - Plaza Park Raceway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

November 14, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th AnnualHose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-13.759; 2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.855; 3. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.859; 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73x, Ford-13.866; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.870; 6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.900; 7. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.932; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.935; 9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.975; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.015; 11. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.016; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.031; 13. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-14.052; 14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.068; 15. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.073; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.091; 17. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.123; 18. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.164; 19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.173; 20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-14.245; 21. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-14.280; 22. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.291; 23. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.291; 24. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.341; 25. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-14.362; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.416; 27. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.423; 28. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.448; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.468; 30. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.570; 31. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-14.995; 32. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.030; 33. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.249; 34. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-18.351.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierce, 4. Stockon, 5. Sussex, 6. Gansen, 7. Curtis, 8. L. Williams, 9. Mitchell.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Ballou, 5. Bacon, 6. Grant, 7. Rossi, 8. C. Williams, 9. Gabbard.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Reinbold, 2. Andretti, 3. Darland, 4. Bernal, 5. Swanson, 6. Boespflug, 7. Hodges, 8. Windom.

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Davis, 3. Johnson, 4. Leary, 5. Thomas, 6. A. Williams, 7. Spencer.

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Boespflug, 3. A. Williams, 4. Grant, 5. Bacon, 6. Swanson, 7. Mitchell, 8. Rossi, 9. Spencer, 10. Sussex, 11. Hodges, 12. C. Williams, 13. Windom, 14. Curtis, 15. Gansen, 16. L. Williams, 17. Gabbard.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. Matt Mitchell, 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Dave Darland, 16. Cody Williams, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Charles Davis, Jr., 20. Austin Williams, 21. Andrew Reinbold, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Payton Pierce, 24. Mike Martin.

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**Martin flipped on Lap 2 of the feature. Bernal flipped on Lap 23 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Hines.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,911, 2-Clauson-1,851, 3-Darland-1,819, 4-Stanbrough-1,715, 5-Stockon-1,596, 6-Hines-1,518, 7-Ballou-1,473, 8-Grant-1,453, 9-Windom-1,352, 10-Leary-1,309.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Gardner-1,322, 2-Spencer-1,046, 3-Mitchell-814, 4-C.Williams-807, 5-Brody Roa-790, 6-A.Williams-775, 7-Swanson-686, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-656, 9-Nic Faas-642, 10-Bernal-526.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: November 15 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th AnnualHose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

 

 

Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series

CANYON’S 2-DAY “HALL OF FAME CLASSIC” WRAPS UP USAC/CRA SEASON

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 12, 2014… Starting this Friday, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will return to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona for two nights of action. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the “14th Annual Hose Advantage Store Hall of Fame Classic” will close out the 2014 campaign. Co-sanctioned with the USAC National Sprints, an incredible roster of talent from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and the Midwest will tackle the 1/3-mile clay oval. The popular Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Mini Sprints will join the showcase and the spectator gates will open at 4:00pm with racing at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

The festivities will begin on Thursday, November 13th with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Arizona Open Wheel Racing Museum and Motorsports Hall of Fame. Located at 3534 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix, the “Hall of Fame Kickoff Party” will start at 6:00pm, and is open to the public. This year, multi-time SCRA Champion “The Gasman” Richard Griffin will serve as Grand Marshall of the “Hall of Fame Classic.”

Heading into the “Hall of Fame Classic,” Canyon Speedway Park has played host to nine Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car events. Indiana’s Bryan Clauson has four victories, as Dave Darland, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and R.J. Johnson have one triumph at Canyon. Chase Stockon won last year’s “Hall of Fame Classic” and “The Demon” Damion Gardner won the season opener on February 28th

Entering Friday’s race, Concord, California’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner has clinched his third USAC/CRA Championship. Racing Mark Alexander's #4A Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner raced to sixth from fourteenth in the finale of the Perris Oval Nationals. To date, “The Demon” has eleven feature wins, nine Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, fifteen heat race victories, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 205 feature laps led on the season. Damion will be looking to cap off a great season with the “Hall of Fame Classic” victory.

Mike Spencer of Temecula, California is second in the Amsoil USAC/CRA point chase. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer led several laps of the Perris finale before taking second at the checkered flags. Currently, the five-time champion has one feature win, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 108 feature laps led to his credit. Mike will have his sights on adding the “Hall of Fame Classic” to his win list.

Buena Park, California’s Brody Roa sits third in the point standings. The pilot of the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim was injured during last Wednesday’s practice session and did not race in the Budweiser Oval Nationals. Returning from the hospital to watch the Saturday finale, Roa will miss the competition at Canyon Speedway Park to heal for next season. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion has six heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and twelve top-10 finishes in 2014.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California has climbed to fourth in the championship points. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell missed the Oval Nationals finale by one transfer spot. Heading to Canyon, the recently crowned USAC West Coast Champion has one feature win, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, ten top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led on the year. Matt will be looking to earn his first “Copper State” feature win at Canyon Speedway Park.

Corona, California’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams ranks fifth in the Amsoil USAC/CRA point chase. Piloting Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams took a provisional and claimed eighteenth in the Perris 40-lap main event. To date, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year has one feature win, one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, ten top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led. “The Cadillac” will have his sights on earning his second career USAC/CRA triumph at the “Hall of Fame Classic.”

Currently eleventh in points, Yorba Linda, California’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Chris Gansen, Gary Taylor, and Cody Swanson are also in contention. Local 360 iron-block powered Sprint Cars are welcome to race with USAC/CRA. Per series rules, all fuel-injected 410 and 360 powered sprint cars must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cars must pass a tech inspection and one-way radios are mandatory for drivers.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon leads the Amsoil USAC National Sprint point standings. Bryan Clauson, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Chase Stockon, Tracy Hines, Justin Grant, “The Madman” Robert Ballou, “The Bear” Chris Windom, and C.J. Leary round out the top-10 drivers. Other drivers expected to be in action are Darren Hagen, Chad Boespflug, and Jarrett Andretti.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles West on Carefree Highway. On race day, Adult Tickets will be $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday, with Children (6 & Under) are FREE. VIP Suite tickets are also available for $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ------------------------------------------------------- CANYON HALL OF FAME CLASSIC WINNERS: 2011-Bryan Clauson, 2012-Mike Martin, 2013-Chase Stockon.

CANYON USAC/CRA 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Bryan Clauson – 13.418 (10/27/12)

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 11-Damion Gardner, 2-Robert Ballou, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christoper Bell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Austin Williams, 1-Cody Williams.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-1,255, 2-Mike Spencer-1,045, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Matt Mitchell-787, 5-Cody Williams-786, 6-Austin Williams-760, 7-Jake Swanson-660, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-656, 9-Nic Faas-642, 10-Ryan Bernal-508, 11-Logan Williams-466, 12-Cory Kruseman-381, 13-Chris Gansen-355, 14-Jace Vander Weerd-353, 15-Kevin Thomas Jr.-347, 16-Ronnie Gardner-293, 17-Gary Taylor-263, 18-Colby Copeland-262, 19-R.J. Johnson-257, 20-Rickie Gaunt-239.

AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Brady Bacon-1,868; 2-Bryan Clauson-1,815; 3-Dave Darland-1,790; 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,690; 5-Chase Stockon-1,532; 6-Tracy Hines-1,452; 7-Justin Grant-1,418; 8-Robert Ballou-1,412; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-C.J. Leary-1,268.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION November 14: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic) November 15: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic) ----------------------------------------------- * = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Sprints. This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series

ROBERT BALLOU WINS $20,000 BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

 By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – NOVEMBER 10, 2014... After winning the Friday night preliminary feature, Westfield, Indiana’s Robert Ballou earned the biggest win of his career at the “19th Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction. Securing the lead from Mike Spencer on lap thirty-one, the “Madman” raced to the $20,000 triumph at Perris Auto Speedway. Spencer, Bryan Clauson, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland and Ryan Bernal followed Ballou to the checkered flags.

Racing the Ballou Motorsports #12X Blakesley Auto / Cliffon Services Maxim, Robert Ballou started fourth in the 40-lap finale after taking fourth in the special 6-lap “Super Six Dash.” Battling hard with the front runners all race, the Northern California native added the prestigious race to his resume as the Amsoil USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars head to Canyon Speedway Park for the “Hall of Fame Classic” seated eighth in national points.

After leading the opening five laps, Temecula’s Mike Spencer battled back and forth with C.J. Leary to keep the top spot before finishing second. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was second in the “Super 6 Dash” before joining his crew to honor Bruce Bromme Jr.’s memory as the event’s Grand Marshall. The five-time USAC/CRA Champion left Perris ranked second in USAC/CRA points with one feature win, five Woodland Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 108 feature laps led.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana raced from seventh to claim third in the Oval Nationals. Piloting the Tony Stewart Racing / Curb-Agajanian #20 Chevy Performance entry, Clauson qualified nineteenth overall and ran second to Tracy Hines in his heat race. Bryan currently sits second in the USAC National point chase.

Lincoln, Indiana’s “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland challenged the leaders before running fourth in the finale. Racing the Phillips Motorsports #71P Racers Advantage Store / Jockish Flowers DRC, Darland won the 6-lap Weld Racing “Super 6 Dash” and is third in the USAC National Series heading to Canyon Speedway Park.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister charged to fifth in the Oval Nationals after starting tenth. Driving Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal was twelfth quick in time trials and was second in his heat race. The two-time USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion is tenth in USAC/CRA standings with four heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, six top-10 finishes, and 26 feature laps led.

Plainfield, Indiana’s Chad Boespflug earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a tenth place finish from twenty-second. Piloting the Baldwin Bros. Racing #5B Fox Paving / Kercher Engines Maxim, the Central California native qualified eighteenth overall, ran sixth in his heat race, and placed fourth in his semi-main.

“The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord recorded his sixty-second career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award. Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner won the night’s Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and finished eighth in the feature after starting fourteenth. “The Demon” clinched his third USAC/CRA Championship with eleven feature wins, nine Woodland Fast Time Awards, fifteenth heat race victories, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 205 feature laps led on the season.

Wilkinson, Indiana’s Tracy Hines won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Driving his #4X Carolina Nut Company / Hansen’s Welding entry, Hines was fourteenth fast in time trials and ran seventeenth in the main event. Heading to the “Hall of Fame Classic,” Tracy is sixth in the National standings.

Austin Williams of Yorba Linda drove to victory in the 10-lap Saldana Racing Products Heat Race #3. Piloting Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified seventh overall and took fifteenth in the 40-lap main event. To date, Austin is fifth in the USAC/CRA point chase with one feature win, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, eight top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd took the checkered flags in the Circle Track Performance Heat Race #4. Racing the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was eighth fast in time trials and took seventh in the feature and making his way to third. Despite missing some races, Vander Weerd sits eighth in the USAC/CRA point chase with one feature win, five heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eleven top-10 finishes, and 10 feature laps led in 2014.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Arizona won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. Semi-Main #1. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey qualified twentieth overall, ran third in his heat race, and scored twenty-first in the Oval Nationals. In limited action, the 1997 ASCA Champion is tied for twenty-seventh in USAC/CRA points with two heat race victories and two top-10 finishes.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. won the 12-lap Rod End Supply Semi-Main #2. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #2F Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria was seventeenth fast in time trials, took sixth in his heat race, and ran sixteenth in the main event. The 2013 USAC West Coast Champion sits forty-first in USAC/CRA standings with one top-10 finish in limited appearances.

Starting Friday, November 14th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA and National Sprint Cars will battle at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The two night "Hall of Fame Classic" will also showcase the Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Mini Sprints. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 8, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: (Minus top-6 Friday points - no points) 1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.577; 2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.619; 3. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.687; 4. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.813; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.822; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.828; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.838; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.855; 9. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.923; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.954; 11. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.967; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.980; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.003; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.009; 15. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.016; 16. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.023; 17. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-17.044; 18. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-17.059; 19. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.076; 20. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.100; 21. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.104; 22. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.122; 23. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.240; 24. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.244; 25. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.245; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.290; 27. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.334; 28. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.371; 29. Greg Alexander, 72, Henry-17.381; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.413; 31. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.437; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.456; 33. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.496; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.501; 35. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.532; 36. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.557; 37. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.633; 38. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.640; 39. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.661; 40. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.714; 41. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.830; 42. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.845; 43. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.962; 44. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.046; 45. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.521; 46. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-18.624; 47. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blair-18.646;

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. D. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Mitchell, 4. Johnson, 5. Swanson, 6. Faria, 7. Alexander, 8. Bezio. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Stockon, 3. Grant, 4. R. Gardner, 5. Thomas, 6. Boespflug, 7. Rossi, 8. Andretti. 2:58.72

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. A. Williams, 2. Clauson, 3. C. Williams, 4. Hagen, 5. Ensign, 6. Copeland, 7. Ballard, 8. Gaunt. NT

CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps) 1. R. Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Pelkey, 4. Faas, 5. Adams, 6. Hansen, 7. T. Williams, 8. J. Vander Weerd. NT

WELD RACING "SUPER 6 DASH": (6 laps) 1. Dave Darland (71P, Phillips), 2. Mike Spencer (50, Chaffin), 3. C.J. Leary (30, Leary), 4. Robert Ballou (12x, Ballou), 5. Jon Stanbrough (37RW, Dutcher), 6. Brady Bacon (69, Dynamics). 1:46.20

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. SEMI-MAIN #1: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Johnson, 3. Thomas, 4. Gaunt, 5. Faas, 6. Mitchell, 7. R. Gardner, 8. L. Williams, 9. Bender, 10. Curtis, 11. Sweeney, 12. Ellertson, 13. Liggett, 14. Copeland, 15. Everhart, 16. Henry, 17. Bezio, 18. Sibley. NT

ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN #2: (12 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Hagen, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug, 5. Ensign, 6. Rossi, 7. C. Williams, 8. Adams, 9. Andretti, 10. Schank, 11. T. Williams, 12. Hurst, 13. Hansen, 14. Ballard, 15. Edwards, 16. Gansen, 17. Sampson, 18. Swanson. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Robert Ballou (4th), 2. Mike Spencer (2nd), 3. Bryan Clauson (7th), 4. Dave Darland (1st), 5. Ryan Bernal (10th), 6. Damion Gardner (14th), 7. Richard Vander Weerd (9th), 8. Brady Bacon (6th), 9. Jon Stanbrough (5th), 10. Chad Boespflug (22nd), 11. Chase Stockon (12th), 12. Christopher Bell (8th), 13. Darren Hagen (16th), 14. C.J. Leary (3rd), 15. Austin Williams (13th), 16. Danny Faria Jr. (18th), 17. Tracy Hines (11th), 18. Cody Williams (25th), 19. Rickie Gaunt (21st), 20. R.J. Johnson (19th), 21. Josh Pelkey (17th), 22. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20th), 23. Garrett Hansen (26th), 24. Geoff Ensign (24th), 25. Nic Faas (23rd), 26. Justin Grant (15th). NT -------------------------------- ***Henry flipped in the 1st B Main. Copeland flipped in the 1st B Main. Faas flipped on Lap 17. Ensign flipped on Lap 19. Hansen flipped on Lap 23. Thomas, Jr. flipped on Lap 25.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Spencer, Lap 6 Leary, Lap 7 Spencer, Laps 8-19 Leary, Laps 20-30 Spencer, Laps 31-40 Ballou. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Chad Boespflug (22nd to 10th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-1,255, 2-Mike Spencer-1,045, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Matt Mitchell-787, 5-Cody Williams-786, 6-Austin Williams-760, 7-Jake Swanson-660, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-656, 9-Nic Faas-642, 10-Ryan Bernal-508, 11-Logan Williams-466, 12-Cory Kruseman-381, 13-Chris Gansen-355, 14-Jace Vander Weerd-353, 15-Kevin Thomas Jr.-347, 16-Ronnie Gardner-293, 17-Gary Taylor-263, 18-Colby Copeland-262, 19-R.J. Johnson-257, 20-Rickie Gaunt-239.

AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Brady Bacon-1,868; 2-Bryan Clauson-1,815; 3-Dave Darland-1,790; 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,690; 5-Chase Stockon-1,532; 6-Tracy Hines-1,452; 7-Justin Grant-1,418; 8-Robert Ballou-1,412; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-C.J. Leary-1,268.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE: DATE - TRACK - LOCATION November 14: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic) November 15: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)

 

 

Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series

ROBERT BALLOU WINS PERRIS FRIDAY OVAL NATIONALS PRELIM

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – NOVEMBER 10, 2014... Continuing his hot streak in the Midwest, Westfield, Indiana’s Robert Ballou won Friday’s preliminary feature of the “19th Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction. Streaking to victory after taking the lead from Dave Darland on lap fourteen, the $5,000 triumph was Ballou’s first win at Perris Auto Speedway. Brady Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Darland, and fast qualifier C.J. Leary rounded out the top-five drivers.

Piloting the Ballou Motorsports #12X Blakesley Auto / Cliffon Services Maxim, Robert Ballou qualified ninth out of the fifty-five racers in the pit area. The Northern California native would claim the win in the night’s fourth 10-lap heat race and start the main event on the pole position. After the victory, Ballou was second in event points and secured a spot in the 40-lap finale.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon claimed second in the feature after starting fourth. Racing the Hoffman Dynamics #69 Mean Green / Lykins Energy Solution Triple X, Bacon was fourth fast in time trials and ran second to Ballou in his heat race. The versatile driver led the Oval Nationals points heading to the finale.

Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Indiana battled hard to score third in the main event from sixth. Driving the Michael Dutcher Motorsports #37RW Griffin Propane / Indiana Underground entry, Stanbrough qualified second overall, took second in his 10-lap heat race, and placed third in event points. Jon added to the festivities by bringing a re-creation of the famed #1 JFK Company machine piloted by Jimmy Oskie from the late 1970s.

Lincoln, Indiana’s “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland settled into fourth at the checkered flags after leading laps five through thirteen. Piloting the Phillips Motorsports #71P Racers Advantage Store / Jockish Flowers DRC, Darland was eighth fast on the night, ran fourth in his heat race, and sat fifth in event points.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Indiana made some West Coast fans after running fifth in the main event. Driving the family owned #30 Leary Construction / Green-Tech Lubricants entry, Leary earned the Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and scored eighth in his heat race after an early flip. The young driver rebounded to win the 12-lap Competition Suspension Semi-Main before starting seventh in the feature.

Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a tenth place finish from nineteenth. Racing Dennis Roth’s #51T Roth Motorsports / KW Racing Shocks KPC, Bell qualified twenty-third overall and won the night’s third 10-lap heat race.

“Shifter” Landon Hurst of Oakdale raced to victory in the program’s 10-lap C-Main event. Piloting the family owned #179 Kings River Commodities / Duinkerken Farms Maxim, last season’s USAC West Coast Rookie of the Year was forty-first fast in time trials and claimed eighteenth in the semi-main.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. grabbed the win in the night’s Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas qualified twenty-first overall and scored nineteenth in the main event.

Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, Indiana won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Racing the family owned #32 Superior Tank & Trailer / Crescent Electric DRC, Stockon was twenty-second quick in time trials and placed seventeenth in the preliminary feature.

Peoria, Arizona’s Josh Pelkey took the victory in program’s 10-lap Weld Racing Heat Race #5. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey qualified thirtieth overall and scored twenty-second in the Friday night main event.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 7, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.295; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.313; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.324; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.413; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.467; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.487; 7. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.557; 8. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.573; 9. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-16.605; 10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.651; 11. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.652; 12. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.679; 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.719; 14. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.749; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.752; 16. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.773; 17. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.809; 18. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.833; 19. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.835; 20. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.839; 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.859; 22. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.862; 23. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.869; 24. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.880; 25. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881; 26. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.899; 27. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-16.916; 28. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.927; 29. Johnathan Henry, 17, Henry-16.958; 30. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.991; 31. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.005; 32. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.010; 33. Shon Deskins, 20s, Deskins-17.026; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.047; 35. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.058; 36. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.064; 37. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-17.182; 38. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.234; 39. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.264; 40. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.272; 41. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.355; 42. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.359; 43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.406; 44. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.467; 45. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.513; 46. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.640; 47. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.644; 48. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.647; 49. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.658; 50. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.674; 51. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.754; 52. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.807; 53. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.241; 54. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blakesley-18.766; 55. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-NT.

C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Hurst, 2. T. Williams, 3. Copeland, 4. Schank, 5. Ballard, 6. Bender, 7. Andretti, 8. Sibley, 9. Edwards, 10. Sweeney, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart, 13. Sampson, 14. Ellertson. 3:01.09

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. R. Gardner, 3. Johnson, 4. C. Williams, 5. Hagen, 6. Liggett, 7. Faria, 8. Leary. 2:54.71

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug, 5. Rossi, 6. J. Vander Weerd, 7. Curtis, 8. D. Gardner. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Bernal, 3. Spencer, 4. Darland, 5. Ensign, 6. R. Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Deskins. 2:56.30

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Gaunt, 4. Mitchell, 5. Alexander, 6. Martin, 7. L. Williams, 8. Henry. NT

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Hines, 3. Swanson, 4. Clauson, 5. A. Williams, 6. Faas, 7. Bezio, 8. Adams. 3:02.06

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Hagen, 3. Faria, 4. R. Vander Weerd, 5. A. Williams, 6. Rossi, 7. Faas, 8. Liggett, 9. D. Gardner, 10. Ensign, 11. J. Vander Weerd, 12. Alexander, 13. Henry, 14. Adams, 15. Bezio, 16. Schank, 17. Copeland, 18. Hurst, 19. Curtis, 20. T. Williams, 21. Martin, 22. Hansen, 23. Deskins, 24. L. Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Robert Ballou (1st), 2. Brady Bacon (4th), 3. Jon Stanbrough (6th), 4. Dave Darland (2nd), 5. C.J. Leary (7th), 6. Bryan Clauson (8th), 7. Mike Spencer (5th), 8. Richard Vander Weerd (11th), 9. Ryan Bernal (15th), 10. Christopher Bell (19th), 11. Matt Mitchell (12th), 12. Danny Faria Jr. (9th), 13. Ronnie Gardner (3rd), 14. Tracy Hines (13th), 15. Justin Grant (10th), 16. Damion Gardner (25th), 17. Chase Stockon (18th), 18. Darren Hagen (14th), 19. Kevin Thomas Jr. (17th), 20. R.J. Johnson (24th), 21. Cody Williams (21st), 22. Josh Pelkey (23rd), 23. Chad Boespflug (22nd), 24. Rickie Gaunt (16th), 25. Austin Williams (26th), 26. Jake Swanson (20th). 9:24.75 -------------------------------- ***Colston flipped in Qualifying. Leary flipped in Heat 1. D. Gardner flipped in Heat 2. L. Williams flipped in the Semi. Hansen flipped in the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Ballou, Laps 5-13 Darland, Laps 14-30 Ballou. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Christopher Bell (19th to 10th)

 

 

USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series
USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series

C.J. LEARY WINS PERRIS 360 OVAL NATIONALS
By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – NOVEMBER 10, 2014... Taking the lead from Bryan Clauson on lap twenty, Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary won the “2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. The 30-lap feature win was Leary’s first USAC West Coast / SouthWest Sprint Car victory and the young driver earned $2,500 for his efforts. Clauson, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike Spencer followed C.J. to the checkered flags.

Racing the family owned #30 Leary Construction / TNEMEC DRC C.J. Leary out-qualified the 46 racers to earn the Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and set a new track record in the process. With a format featuring six heat races, Leary earned a direct transfer to the main event with a second place run in the first 10-lap heat. After winning the feature from sixth, Leary finished seventh in the Grudge mini-series points and thirty-second in West Coast standings.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana had to settle for second aboard Mike Martin’s #16B PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim, the USAC National Champion was sixth quick in time trials and won the program’s sixth 10-lap heat race. Starting on the pole position, Bryan took the lead from Kevin Thomas Jr. on the second lap and held the top spot until the twentieth circuit. Clauson ended the night ranked 38th in West Coast points and ninth in the Grudge Series.

Anaheim’s Jake Swanson continues to impress with a third place run after starting fifth. Piloting Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Ram-Bull Racing Victory, Swanson was one of eleven drivers to break the track record and qualified second overall. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year took third in his heat race and ended his night placed twenty-second in West Coast standings and tenth in the Grudge Series with one feature win, three top-10 finishes, and six feature laps led.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia raced to fourth in the 360 Oval Nationals from the seventh starting spot. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was seventh fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. The 2011 West Coast Champion ended his point season ranked third overall and sixth in the Grudge standings. Vander Weerd recorded one feature win, seven heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, twelve top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led to his credit.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer charged from fifteenth to score fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Maxim, Spencer claimed his second Grudge Series championship. After qualifying fifteenth and wining the Saldana Racing Products Heat Race #3, the five-time USAC/CRA Champion closed out the point season ranked twenty-first in West Coast standings on the strength of two top-10 finishes.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona took the victory in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson was nineteenth quick in time trials and took seventh in the feature from nineteenth. The USAC SouthWest point leader is forty-sixth in West Coast action and sixteenth in the Grudge Series with one hard charger award and five top-10 finishes.

Yuma, Arizona’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the 10-lap Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Driving his #16 PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim, the former Arizona Hall of Fame Classic winner qualified twenty-sixth overall and placed fourteenth in the main event. In limited action, the veteran driver is thirty-fourth in West Coast points and eighth in the Grudge Series with one semi-main win and three top-10 finishes.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai took the checkered flags in the Weld Racing Heat Race #4. Piloting his #11 AAA Propane Service / Trench Shoring Spike, Rutherford was fourth quick in time trials and was a contender for the mini-series crown before a flip relegated the former VRA Champion to fifteenth place in the main event. Troy left Perris ranked seventh in the USAC West Coast point chase and fourth in the Grudge Series with one feature win, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. won the Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #5. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas qualified fifth overall and ran tenth in the main event after leading the opening lap. In limited starts, Kevin is fifty-third in West Coast points and nineteenth in the Grudge Series.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda clinched the USAC West Coast Championship. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell was thirteenth fast, took fourth in his heat race, won the Competition Suspension Inc. Semi-Main #1, and claimed seventh in the main event. Also finishing third in the Grudge Series, the newly crowned champion has one feature win, three heat race victories, two semi-main wins, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. took the victory in the 12-lap Rod End Supply Semi-Main #2. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #2F Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria qualified tenth, placed fifth in his heat, and scored ninth in the main event. Finishing his season ranked fourth in West Coast and thirteenth in the Grudge points, Danny has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and nine top-10 finishes.

On Thursday, November 20th, the USAC West Coast and SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona for three nights of action. The Sands Chevrolet “46th Annual Western World Championships” will also showcase the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (7223).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and for more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS:
November 6, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - The Grudge Series

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.416; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.503; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.547; 4. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-16.622; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-16.640; 6. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.644; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.682; 8. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-16.683; 9. Robert Ballou, 12X, Ballou-16.704; 10. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.704; 11. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.728; 12. Jon Stanbrough, 81M, Watt-16.767; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.770; 14. Dave Darland, 4G, Gansen-16.833; 15. Mike Spencer, 7M, Priestley-16.864; 16. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-16.871; 17. Shon Deskins, 20. Deskins-16.880; 18. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.897; 19. R.J. Johnson, 77, Michaels-16.906; 20. Landon Hurst, 9s, Hurst-16.910; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15X, Hendrix-16.918; 22. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.968; 23. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.994; 24. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.060; 25. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.098; 26. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.146, 27. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-17.147; 28. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-17.191; 29. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-17.228; 30. A.J. Bender, 12B, Bender-17.262; 31. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.378; 32. Terry Schank Jr., 3X, Dupont-17.457; 33. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-17.459; 34. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.484; 35. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-17.510; 36. David Taylor, 74, Taylor-17.608; 37. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.638; 38. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.783; 39. J.J. Ercse, 15, Boy-17.843; 40. Kyle Smith, 55X, Smith-18.069; 41. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-18.109; 42. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-18.302; 43. Brian Grosenheider, 25K, Kruseman-18.658; 44. Eddie Tafoya, 51, Perkins-18.877; 45. Ed Schwarz, U47, Schwarz-18.886; 46. Mike Collins, 04, Collins-19.326

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Leary, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Mitchell, 5. Sibley, 6. Edwards, 7. Schank, 8. Tafoya. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Darland, 3. Swanson, 4. Majors, 5. Copeland, 6. Hurst, 7. Collins, 8. Ercse. 2:58.42

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Ballou, 3. Liggett, 4. Adams, 5. Hendrix, 6. Smith, 7. Williams, 8. Schwarz. 2:56.44

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rutherford, 2. Davis, 3. Bernal, 4. Pelkey, 5. Faria, 6. Curtis, 7. Guardino. 2:59.13

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Bell, 3. Deskins, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Bender, 6. Taylor, 7. Morris. 2:59.20

SIXTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Hagen, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Henry, 5. Everhart, 6. Ennis, 7. Grosenheider. 2:58.34

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Copeland, 3. Curtis, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Ennis, 6. Hendrix, 7. Everhart, 8. Majors, 9. Morris, 10. Guardino, 11. Ercse, 12. Schwarz, 13. Sibley, 14. Tafoya. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Hurst, 3. Henry, 4. Pelkey, 5. Adams, 6. Williams, 7. Bender, 8. Edwards, 9. Smith, 10. Schank, 11. Collins, 12. Taylor, 13. Grosenheider. 3:40.66

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. C.J. Leary (6th), 2. Bryan Clauson (1st), 3. Jake Swanson (5th), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (7th), 5. Mike Spencer (15th), 6. Matt Mitchell (13th), 7. R.J. Johnson (19th), 8. Darren Hagen (18th), 9. Danny Faria Jr. (10th), 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2nd), 11. Johnathon Henry (21st), 12. Landon Hurst (20th) 13. Charles Davis Jr. (16th), 14. Mike Martin (22nd), 15. Troy Rutherford (3rd), 16. Ryan Bernal (24th), 17. Colby Copeland (8th), 18. Shon Deskins (17th), 19. Michael Curtis (23rd), 20. Jon Stanbrough (12th), 21. Dave Darland (14th), 22. Austin Liggett (4th), 23. Robert Ballou (9th), 24. Christopher Bell (11th). NT
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**Niemela flipped during qualifications. Liggett, Stanbrough, Rutherford, Bernal flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Thomas, Laps 2-19 Clauson, Laps 20-30 Leary.

FINAL USAC GRUDGE SERIES POINT STANDINGS:
1. Mike Spencer-116, 2. Austin Liggett-89, 3. Matt Mitchell-88, 4. Troy Rutherford-87, 5. Charles Davis Jr.-78, -. Richard Vander Weerd-78, 7. C.J. Leary-73, 8. Mike Martin-70, 9. Bryan Clauson-66, 10. Jake Swanson-65, 11. J.J. Yeley-64, 12. Landon Hurst-62, 13. Danny Faria Jr.-59, 14. Nic Faas-54, 15. Josh Pelkey-53, 16. R.J. Johnson-50, 17. Markus Niemela-49, 18. Darren Hagen-46, 19. Kevin Thomas Jr.-43, 20. Brody Roa-36.

FINAL USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Matt Mitchell-709, 2. Markus Niemela-632, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4. Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5. Ryan Bernal-539, 6. Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7. Troy Rutherford-534, 8. Austin Liggett-513, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-376, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-206, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-155, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1259, 2. Josh Pelkey-1149, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1117, 4. Matt Rossi-1040, 5. Mike Martin-993, 6. Shon Deskins-977, 7. Tye Mihocko-893, 8. Michael Curtis-685, 9. Nick Aiuto-663, 10. Andy Reinbold-656, 11. Brian Hosford-636, 12. Bruce St. James-628, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-457, 15. Tom Ogle-439, 16. Josh Shipley-438, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

EAST BAY EXPANDS FLORIDA "WINTER DIRT GAMES" TO 6 RACES

It's destination Florida for race fans in February. That's nothing new except it has been expanded this year with a three-night AMSOIL USAC National Sprint car weekend at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton February 26-28. An open practice night is on tap February 25.

These three races are added to the already-announced February 19-21 races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, creating more than $130,000 in prize money up for grabs for USAC participants to kick off the 2015 National campaign! The now six-race "Winter Dirt Games VI" schedule throws a healthy dose of wingless sprint car racing into Florida's season kickoff calendar while making USAC's lone visit to the "Sunshine State" an even stronger trip.

Damion Gardner, who will lock down his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA title this weekend at Peoria, Ariz., swept a pair of races at East Bay in 2010. Four years earlier the track hosted its initial USAC races, a trio of Ford Focus events.

The Sprint cars then converged on Ocala for races beginning in 2011 and 2015 marks the fifth straight year that the "Winter Dirt Games" will return to Bubba Raceway Park. Just one week later they will now race at East Bay, closing the track's "Winter Nationals" schedule.

Ironically, Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson won the 2014 Ocala openers. They run 1-2 in the National standings entering this coming weekend's finales in Arizona.

"We are delighted to announce these additional February dates for our participants," says series coordinator Jason McCord. "Florida has always been a destination during this time and it's fun to get out of the Midwestern cold and enjoy the sunny atmosphere down south. We have enjoyed great success with the Ocala races and the addition of the East Bay events now enhances the vacation opportunities for our valued fans."

USAC Sprint racing dates all the way back to USAC's inception (1956), when they competed at West Palm Beach, Jacksonville and Miami. Bob Sweikert won the first USAC Sprint race ever at West Palm Beach.

The ensuing years have included USAC Championship Car, Silver Crown, Formula 2000, Midget, Sprint, Sports Car and Ford Focus competition as a number of speedways across the state.

 

 

CANYON HOSTS SOUTHWEST FINALES NOV. 20-22;

MITCHELL EARNS WEST COAST SPRINT TITLE;

LEARY NOTCHES 1ST USAC WIN IN 360 NATIONALS AT PAS

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. hopes to close out his 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Championship on a high note November 20-22 in the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. He has a comfortable 116-point lead over Josh Pelkey in the series standings entering the series finales.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. and C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. starred in last weekend's 360 "Oval Nationals" Grudge Series finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Mitchell emerged with the 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car title, while Leary earned his initial USAC feature victory in the 30-lap main event.

Leary passed Bryan Clauson on lap 30 and led the final 11 laps in his Leary Construction/Green Tech Lubricants DRC/Mopar. Clauson finished second ahead of Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd and Mike Spencer while Mitchell's sixth-place finish was enough to claim the 2014 championship. Leary was also the Woodland Auto Display fast qualifier.

Markus Niemela, the Finnish driver who entered Thursday's race with a chance to catch Mitchell for the championship, escaped injury in a flip during qualifying which ended his bid.

The West Coast Sprint car regulars will also compete in the November 20-22 Peoria events but no West Coast points are available due to the "special event" status.

FINAL 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-709, 2-Markus Niemela-632, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5-Ryan Bernal-539, 6-Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7-Troy Rutherford-534, 8-Austin Liggett-513, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,259, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,143, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,117, 4-Matt Rossi-1,040, 5-Mike Martin-993, 6-Shon Deskins-977, 7-Tye Mihocko-893, 8-Michael Curtis-685, 9-Nick Aiuto-663, 10-Andy Reinbold-656.

 

 

HAZELTON EYES WESTERN HPD DIRT TITLE AT VISALIA

Ashley Hazelton of Chatsworth, Calif. is focused on completing her 2014 championship drive as the USAC Western HPD Dirt Midgets compete in this weekend's season-closer at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.

Hazelton has a huge 149-point lead over Marvin Mitchell as she looks to become USAC's sixth female driving champion. Previous female USAC champs were Sondi Eden (2004 Speedrome Midget), Christine Beavis (2006 International 4-Wheel Drive Rally), Jessica Clark (2011 Western Pavement and California South Ford Focus), Taylor Ferns (2011 D1 Midget) and Shannon McQueen (2012 Western Midget).

Racing is scheduled both Friday and Saturday at Visalia, where Hazelton has already posted a second and two thirds this year. Her series resume includes a pair of victories, two seconds and three thirds.

Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. leads the overall USAC Western HPD standings by a wide margin over Cody Jessop. Jessop won the first three Visalia races this season while Sean Watts was the most recent winner there. Buckley's Visalia outings have produced a fourth and a fifth.

Buckley also leads the Western pavement series which concludes November 22 at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,533, 2-Cody Jessop-964, 3-Ashley Hazelton-957, 4-Toni Briedinger-918, 5-Christine Breckenridge-805, 6-Joel Rayborne-740, 7-Annie Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Jeff Kelley-521.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-575, 2-Marvin Mitchell-416, 3-Shawn Buckley-414, 4-Wally Pankratz-328, 5-Cody Jessop-327, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Davey Marcotte-216, 8-Davey Key-125, 9-Sean Watts-74, 10-Randi Pankratz-69.

 

 

SPRINTS CLOSE WITH 14TH "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC" AT PEORIA;

BALLOU "SWEEPS" 19TH BUDWEISER "OVAL NATIONALS"

This weekend's 14th Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. concludes the 2014 USAC AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car series seasons. Championships will be determined at the close of Saturday night's events at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. (National) and Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. (USAC/CRA) sit atop their respective point standings entering the two-night program. Bacon's lead over Bryan Clauson and Dave Darland stands at 53 and 78 points with enough points to create opportunity for the chasers. Gardner's lead over runner-up Mike Spencer is a comfortable 210 points as he wraps up what will be his third series title.

Robert Ballou of Rocklin, Calif. stamped himself as the odds-on favorite for this weekend's races after registering a "clean sweep" of last weekend's lucrative 19th Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All-Coast Construction at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Ballou's 40-lap victory Saturday night was worth $20,000 to his Blakesley Auto/Deaton's Waterfront Services Maxim/Ott team. He led the last 10 laps after passing Spencer on lap 31. He interrupted a race-long battle for the lead between C.J. Leary and Spencer, who traded the lead back and forth for the first 30 laps. Trailing the second-place Spencer at the finish were Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland and Ryan Bernal.

Ballou led the first four and last 17 laps Friday to beat Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Darland (who led nine laps) and Leary.

Leary was Friday's Billy Wilkerson Woodland Auto Display fast qualifier while Gardner earned a similar award for Saturday's qualifying effort.

Brody Roa was injured during Wednesday's practice session, but was released from a local hospital after treatment.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,868; 2-Bryan Clauson-1,815; 3-Dave Darland-1,790; 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,690; 5-Chase Stockon-1,532; 6-Tracy Hines-1,452; 7-Justin Grant-1,418; 8-Robert Ballou-1,412; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-C.J. Leary-1,268.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,255, 2-Mike Spencer-1,045, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Matt Mitchell-787, 5-Cody Williams-786, 6-Austin Williams-760, 7-Jake Swanson-660, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-656, 9-Nic Faas-642, 10-Ryan Bernal-508.

 

 

USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

November 8, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: (Minus top-6 Friday points - no points) 1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.577; 2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.619; 3. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.687; 4. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.813; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.822; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.828; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.838; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.855; 9. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.923; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.954; 11. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.967; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.980; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.003; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.009; 15. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.016; 16. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.023; 17. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-17.044; 18. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-17.059; 19. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.076; 20. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.100; 21. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.104; 22. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.122; 23. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.240; 24. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.244; 25. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.245; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.290; 27. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.334; 28. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.371; 29. Greg Alexander, 72, Henry-17.381; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.413; 31. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.437; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.456; 33. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.496; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.501; 35. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.532; 36. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.557; 37. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.633; 38. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.640; 39. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.661; 40. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.714; 41. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.830; 42. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.845; 43. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.962; 44. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.046; 45. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.521; 46. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-18.624; 47. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blair-18.646;

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Mitchell, 4. Johnson, 5. Swanson, 6. Faria, 7. Alexander, 8. Bezio. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Stockon, 3. Grant, 4. R. Gardner, 5. Thomas, 6. Boespflug, 7. Rossi, 8. Andretti. 2:58.72

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. A. Williams, 2. Clauson, 3. C. Williams, 4. Hagen, 5. Ensign, 6. Copeland, 7. Ballard, 8. Gaunt. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R. Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Pelkey, 4. Faas, 5. Adams, 6. Hansen, 7. T. Williams, 8. J. Vander Weerd. NT

"SUPER 6 DASH": (6 laps) 1. Dave Darland (71P, Phillips), 2. Mike Spencer (50, Chaffin), 3. C.J. Leary (30, Leary), 4. Robert Ballou (12x, Ballou), 5. Jon Stanbrough (37RW, Dutcher), 6. Brady Bacon (69, Dynamics). 1:46.20

FIRST B MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Johnson, 3. Thomas, 4. Gaunt, 5. Faas, 6. Mitchell, 7. R. Gardner, 8. L. Williams, 9. Bender, 10. Curtis, 11. Sweeney, 12. Ellertson, 13. Liggett, 14. Copeland, 15. Everhart, 16. Henry, 17. Bezio, 18. Sibley. NT

SECOND B MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Hagen, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug, 5. Ensign, 6. Rossi, 7. C. Williams, 8. Adams, 9. Andretti, 10. Schank, 11. T. Williams, 12. Hurst, 13. Hansen, 14. Ballard, 15. Edwards, 16. Gansen, 17. Sampson, 18. Swanson. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Chase Stockon, 12. Christopher Bell, 13. Darren Hagen, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Danny Faria, Jr., 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Rickie Gaunt, 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Josh Pelkey, 22. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 23. Garrett Hansen, 24. Geoff Ensign, 25. Nic Faas, 26. Justin Grant. NT

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***Henry flipped in the 1st B Main. Copeland flipped in the 1st B Main. Faas flipped on Lap 17. Ensign flipped on Lap 19. Hansen flipped on Lap 23. Thomas, Jr. flipped on Lap 25.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Spencer, Lap 6 Leary, Lap 7 Spencer, Laps 8-19 Leary, Laps 20-30 Spencer, Laps 31-40 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,868; 2-Clauson-1,815; 3-Darland-1,790; 4-Stanbrough-1,690; 5-Stockon-1,532; 6-Hines-1,452; 7-Grant-1,418; 8-Ballou-1,412; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-Leary-1,268.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,255, 2-Spencer-1,045, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Mitchell-787, 5-C.Williams-786, 6-A.Williams-760, 7-Swanson-660, 8-R.Vander Weerd-656, 9-Faas-642, 10-Bernal-508.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: November 14-15 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th Hose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

 

 

USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

November 7, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.295; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.313; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.324; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.413; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.467; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.487; 7. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.557; 8. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.573; 9. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-16.605; 10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.651; 11. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.652; 12. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.679; 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.719; 14. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.749; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.752; 16. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.773; 17. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.809; 18. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.833; 19. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.835; 20. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.839; 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.859; 22. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.862; 23. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.869; 24. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.880; 25. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881; 26. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.899; 27. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-16.916; 28. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.927; 29. Johnathan Henry, 17, Henry-16.958; 30. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.991; 31. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.005; 32. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.010; 33. Shon Deskins, 20s, Deskins-17.026; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.047; 35. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.058; 36. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.064; 37. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-17.182; 38. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.234; 39. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.264; 40. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.272; 41. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.355; 42. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.359; 43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.406; 44. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.467; 45. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.513; 46. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.640; 47. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.644; 48. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.647; 49. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.658; 50. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.674; 51. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.754; 52. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.807; 53. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.241; 54. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blakesley-18.766; 55. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-NT.

C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Hurst, 2. T. Williams, 3. Copeland, 4. Schank, 5. Ballard, 6. Bender, 7. Andretti, 8. Sibley, 9. Edwards, 10. Sweeney, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart, 13. Sampson, 14. Ellertson. 3:01.09

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. R. Gardner, 3. Johnson, 4. C. Williams, 5. Hagen, 6. Liggett, 7. Faria, 8. Leary. 2:54.71

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug, 5. Rossi, 6. J. Vander Weerd, 7. Curtis, 8. D. Gardner. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Bernal, 3. Spencer, 4. Darland, 5. Ensign, 6. R. Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Deskins. 2:56.30

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Gaunt, 4. Mitchell, 5. Alexander, 6. Martin, 7. L. Williams, 8. Henry. NT

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Hines, 3. Swanson, 4. Clauson, 5. A. Williams, 6. Faas, 7. Bezio, 8. Adams. 3:02.06

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Hagen, 3. Faria, 4. R. Vander Weerd, 5. A. Williams, 6. Rossi, 7. Faas, 8. Liggett, 9. D. Gardner, 10. Ensign, 11. J. Vander Weerd, 12. Alexander, 13. Henry, 14. Adams, 15. Bezio, 16. Schank, 17. Copeland, 18. Hurst, 19. Curtis, 20. T. Williams, 21. Martin, 22. Hansen, 23. Deskins, 24. L. Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Dave Darland, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Mike Spencer, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Bernal, 10. Christopher Bell, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Danny Faria, Jr., 13. Ronnie Gardner, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Damion Gardner, 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Darren Hagen, 19. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Cody Williams, 22. Josh Pelkey, 23. Chad Boespflug, 24. Rickie Gaunt, 25. Austin Williams, 26. Jake Swanson. 9:24.75

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***Colston flipped in Qualifying. Leary flipped in Heat 1. D. Gardner flipped in Heat 2. L. Williams flipped in the Semi. Hansen flipped in the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Ballou, Laps 5-13 Darland, Laps 14-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1- Bacon-1,829; 2-Clauson-1,761; 3-Darland-1,739; 4-Stanbrough-1,654; 5-Stockon-1,501; 6-Hines-1,433; 7-Grant-1,405; 8-Ballou-1,352; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-Leary-1,243.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,210, 2-Spencer-982, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Mitchell-786, 5-C.Williams-769, 6-A.Williams-737, 7-Swanson-659, 8-Faas-629, 9-R.Vander Weerd-614, 10-L.Williams-465.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: November 8 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction

 

 

USAC WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS:

November 6, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “360 Oval Nationals”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.416; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.503; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.547; 4. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-16.622; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-16.640; 6. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.644; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.682; 8. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-16.683; 9. Robert Ballou, 12X, Ballou-16.704; 10. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.704; 11. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.728; 12. Jon Stanbrough, 81M, Watt-16.767; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.770; 14. Dave Darland, 4G, Gansen-16.833; 15. Mike Spencer, 7M, Priestley-16.864; 16. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-16.871; 17. Shon Deskins, 20. Deskins-16.880; 18. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.897; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15X, Hendrix-16.918; 22. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.968; 23. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.994; 24. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.060; 25. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.098; 26. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.146, 27. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-17.147; 28. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-17.191; 29. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-17.228; 30. A.J. Bender, 12B, Bender-17.262; 31. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.378; 32. Terry Schank Jr., 3X, Dupont-17.457; 33. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-17.459; 34. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.484; 35. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-17.510; 36. David Taylor, 74, Taylor-17.608; 37. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.638; 38. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.783; 39. J.J. Ercse, 15, Boy-17.843; 40. Kyle Smith, 55X, Smith-18.069; 41. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-18.109; 42. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-18.302; 43. Brian Grosenheider, 25K, Kruseman-18.658; 44. Eddie Tafoya, 51, Perkins-18.877; 45. Ed Schwarz, U47, Schwarz-18.886; 46. Mike Collins, 04, Collins-19.326

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Leary, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Mitchell, 5. Sibley, 6. Edwards, 7. Schank, 8. Tafoya. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Darland, 3. Swanson, 4. Majors, 5. Copeland, 6. Hurst, 7. Collins, 8. Ercse. 2:58.42

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Ballou, 3. Liggett, 4. Adams, 5. Hendrix, 6. Smith, 7. Williams, 8. Schwarz. 2:56.44

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rutherford, 2. Davis, 3. Bernal, 4. Pelkey, 5. Faria, 6. Curtis, 7. Guardino. 2:59.13

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Bell, 3. Deskins, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Bender, 6. Taylor, 7. Morris. 2:59.20

SIXTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Hagen, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Henry, 5. Everhart, 6. Ennis, 7. Grosenheider. 2:58.34

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Copeland, 3. Curtis, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Ennis, 6. Hendrix, 7. Everhart, 8. Majors, 9. Morris, 10. Guardino, 11. Ercse, 12. Schwarz, 13. Sibley, 14. Tafoya. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Hurst, 3. Henry, 4. Pelkey, 5. Adams, 6. Williams, 7. Bender, 8. Edwards, 9. Smith, 10. Schank, 11. Collins, 12. Taylor, 13. Grosenheider. 3:40.66

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Darren Hagen, 9. Danny Faria Jr., 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Johnathon Henry, 12. Landon Hurst, 13. Charles Davis Jr., 14. Mike Martin, 15. Troy Rutherford, 16. Ryan Bernal, 17. Colby Copeland, 18. Shon Deskins, 19. Michael Curtis, 20. Jon Stanbrough, 21. Dave Darland, 22. Austin Liggett, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Christopher Bell. NT

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**Niemela flipped in qualifications. Liggett, Stanbrough, Rutherford, Bernal flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Thomas, Laps 2-19 Clauson, Laps 20-30 Leary.

FINAL WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:

FINAL GRUDGE SERIES POINTS:

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 23 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – “Western World Championships”

 

 

EXCITING ELDORA DOUBLEHEADER ANNOUNCED FOR AMSOIL SPRINTS MAY 8-9

Speedway, Indiana........Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio has long been an important venue for all three of USAC's national racing divisions, most notably with the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. That will continue in 2015, as the speedway announced a potent combination to pair the USAC Sprint Cars with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars for a doubleheader May 8-9. Additionally, the popular "Four Crown Nationals" will return in September.

Over its first 61 seasons, tradition and innovation have played a huge role in Eldora Speedway's growth. Tradition will again be served in 2015 through the return of Eldora's signature major events, while the innovative twist includes another first in the industry.

Over the weekend of Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, Eldora will pull together the USAC and WoO brands in a complete doubleheader both nights. Each group sets the nation's standard for their brand of Sprint Car racing and each have a storied history - not only at Eldora - but throughout the country, yet, never before have they been featured together on the same card, the same night.

And, in keeping with Eldora's tradition of offering the best drivers in the world at the most affordable price, tickets for the historic event will be just $25 for general admission seating.

In addition to the May 8 & 9 blockbuster, the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars will return on Saturday, September 26 to compete in the "Four Crown Nationals" along with the Honda National Midgets and Silver Crown Series. The WoO Sprints will be on hand Friday, September 25 to kick off the long-established event.

Further schedule information will be released up to the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis December 11-13. Stay tuned to USACracing.com for updates!

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON EARNS $2,000 PAYDAY AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY
By Lance Jennings

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – NOVEMBER 3, 2014... Taking the lead on lap 13, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix sailed to victory at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Saturday’s $2,000 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph was Johnson’s eleventh win of the campaign and ties his series record. Inching closer to his second title, R.J. was followed to the checkered flags by Aaron Reutzel, Josh Pelkey, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and Matt Rossi.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson earned his third “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors by racing to the win from eighth. The defending champion placed third in his heat race and ranked eighth in the night’s passing points. After claiming his series leading twenty-second feature win, Johnson has thirteen heat race victories, twenty-eight top-10 finishes, and 220 feature laps led.

Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas returned to action and took third in the Queen Creek main event. Piloting his #87 BC Fundz / Wren Motorsports XXX, Reutzel won the night’s third 10-lap heat race and seated fourth in passing points. In limited starts, the young driver is thirty-fifth in the standings with one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and five top-10 finishes.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey claimed third at Arizona Speedway after starting sixth. Driving Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ran third in his heat race and was the night’s high point driver. Ranked second in points, the 1997 ASCA Champion has four main event wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-nine top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led to his credit.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma scored fourth in the 30-lap feature. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin won the program’s second 10-lap heat race and ranked third overall in passing points. The former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner has climbed to fifth in the point standings with one feature win, five heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi has another solid night and placed fifth at Arizona Speedway. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi won the night’s first heat race and was second in the event’s passing points. To date, Matt ranks fourth in the championship points with five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year.

On Thursday, November 6th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. The non-point $2,500-to-win "2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals" is the final round of the "Grudge Series" with the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
November 1, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Bob Ream Jr. (#22B Weber), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. Jesse Turner (#11AZ Turner), 7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver), 8. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. James Aragon (#57X Stone). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Dennis Rodriguez (#29X Colquette), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. R.J. Johnson (8th), 2. Aaron Reutzel (3rd), 3. Josh Pelkey (6th), 4. Mike Martin (4th), 5. Matt Rossi (5th), 6. Tye Mihocko (13th), 7. Nick Aiuto (1st), 8. Bob Ream Jr. (7th), 9. Charles Davis Jr. (2nd), 10. Shon Deskins (14th), 11. Michael Curtis (9th), 12. Bruce St. James (18th), 13. Brian Hosford (16th), 14. James Aragon (19th), 15. Dennis Rodriguez (15th), 16. Jesse Turner (17th), 17. Lonnie Oliver (20th), 18. Josh Shipley (12th), 19. Andy Reinbold (22nd), 20. Tom Ogle (10th), 21. Ronnie Clark (11th), 22. Stevie Sussex (21st). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Aiuto, Laps 3-12 Davis, Laps 13-30 Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: R.J. Johnson (8th to 1st)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1259, 2. Josh Pelkey-1149, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1117, 4. Matt Rossi-1040, 5. Mike Martin-993, 6. Shon Deskins-977, 7. Tye Mihocko-893, 8. Michael Curtis-685, 9. Nick Aiuto-663, 10. Andy Reinbold-656, 11. Brian Hosford-636, 12. Bruce St. James-628, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-457, 15. Tom Ogle-439, 16. Josh Shipley-438, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

HUNTER EMERGES AS EASTERN HPD MIDGET CHAMP;

BELL, LAMB TAKE CARAWAY FINALES

Scott Hunter of Wald Lake, Mich. is the 2014 USAC Eastern HPD Midget Champion. He finished fourth and fifth in last weekend's 35-lap series finales at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C. The title is his fourth under USAC sanction.

Honda USAC National Midget Champion Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. and Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. captured Friday and Sunday's 35-lap features.

Bell passed Calvin Carroll on lap 18 and led the rest of the way for the Friday win driving the Lamb entry. Fast qualifier Blaine Leydig finished second ahead of Jessica Bean, Hunter and Nikki Carroll. Hunter led the first 14 laps and Carroll led three before yielding to Bell.

Saturday night's scheduled race was postponed to Sunday due to forecasted rains in the area.

Lamb passed Calvin Carroll on lap 26 Sunday and led the rest of the way to beat Steven Intravaia, Nikki Carroll, Bean and Hunter.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-1,008, 2-Calvin Carroll-869, 3-Tyler Corriher-817, 4-Nikki Carroll-739, 5-Chris Lamb-738, 6-Blaine Leydig-617, 7-Matt Lundstrom-551, 8-Jessica Bean-384, 9-Nolan Allison-379, 10-Jake Nelke-298.

 

 

360 OVAL NATIONALS FEATURE WEST COAST/SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;

JOHNSON ADDS QUEEN CREEK TO VICTORY LIST

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. leads the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars into Thursday night's series finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, seeking his initial USAC driving title. He has a 28-point lead over Finnish driver Markus Niemela entering the opening event in this year's 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" presented by All-Coast Construction.

Thursday night's race also carries USAC Southwest Sprint sanction, although their points will not change as the race is listed as a "special" non-points race.

Mitchell's only 2014 victory came in the recent outing at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., but he has a half-dozen other "top-five" finishes this year. Niemela has a second, a pair of thirds and a fourth in a dozen starts this season and is seeking his first career win Thursday.

The 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" continues Friday and Saturday with AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint competition at the PAS.

USAC Southwest Sprint Car point leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. led the final 18 laps in his Michaels entry to win Saturday night's 30-lap feature at Arizona Speedway. He passed Charles Davis Jr. on lap 13 and led the rest of the way to beat Aaron Reutzel, Josh Pelkey, Mike Martin and Matt Rossi. Nick Aiuto led the first two laps and Davis the next 10 before Johnson took over.

Johnson's victory was his 18th in USAC competition in the Grand Canyon State, which leads the career list.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-659, 2-Markus Niemela-631, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5-Ryan Bernal-512, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,259, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,143, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,117, 4-Matt Rossi-1,040, 5-Mike Martin-993, 6-Shon Deskins-977, 7-Tye Mihocko-893, 8-Michael Curtis-685, 9-Nick Aiuto-663, 10-Andy Reinbold-656.

 

 

BACON, GARDNER LEAD SPRINTS TO "BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS"

Brady Bacon and Damion Gardner enter this week's 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway with somewhat similar aspirations, but in different circumstances.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla. hopes to protect his AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point lead on the way to what would be his first USAC title, but he has only a 51-point lead over Bryan Clauson and 79-point edge over Dave Darland in the standings.

Gardner, of Concord, Calif., has a more comfortable 153-point lead over runner-up Mike Spencer as he seeks to capture his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown. Spencer is a five-time USAC/CRA king.

Both series are involved in this weekend's events at Perris and then conclude with the November 14-15 14th Annual "Hose Advantage Store Hall of Fame Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Thursday's Perris 360 Oval Nationals kick off this week's action at the PAS, featuring the West Coast and Southwest Sprint series, while the National and USAC/CRA series combine for Friday and Saturday events in the program presented by All-Coast Construction.

Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., who already has surpassed Tom Bigelow's all-time USAC National series record of 52 wins by posting his 53rd victory earlier this season at Kokomo, Ind., is the defending "Budweiser Oval Nationals" winner and won the same title in 2005 and 2006. He could become the first driver to win it four times. Gardner won it in 2009 and 2011, while Spencer won the 2012 running. Chris Windom was the 2010 champion, while Bud Kaeding won it three times (2001-02-07), Cory Kruseman is a two-time winner (2003-04), Jesse Hockett won in 2008, Tony Jones in 2000, Rickie Gaunt in 1999, Rodney Argo in 1998, Rip Williams in 1997 and Jimmy Sills in 1996.

The PAS Senior Sprint Cars will also compete Friday and Saturday and the California Lightning Sprints are also on tap Friday.

So far more than 50 entries have been received for the USAC National and USAC/CRA events, including most of the "top-10" drivers in each series standings.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,762, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,711, 3-Dave Darland-1,683, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Chase Stockon-1,474, 6-Tracy Hines-1,401, 7-Justin Grant-1,376, 8-Chris Windom-1,351, 9-Robert Ballou-1,284, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,188.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,189, 2-Mike Spencer-936, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Cody Williams-751, 5-Matt Mitchell-750, 6-Austin Williams-722, 7-Jake Swanson-640, 8-Nic Faas-628, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-574, 10-Logan Williams-464.

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

November 2, 2014 - Sophia, North Carolina - Caraway Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-17.102; 2. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-17.158; 3. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-17.183; 4. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-17.229; 5. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-17.247; 6. Steven Intravaia, 6x, Lamb-17.318; 7. Nic Davidson, 1, Radical-17.411; 8. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-17.431; 9. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-17.468; 10. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-17.567; 11. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-17.718; 12. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-NT.

FEATURE: (35 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Steven Intrvaia, 3. Nikki Carroll, 4. Jessica Bean, 5. Scott Hunter, 6. Blaine Leydig, 7. Kyle Craker, 8. Tyler Corriher, 9. Nic Davidson, 10. Jake Nelke, 11. Mike Ward, 12, Calvin Carroll. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 C.Carroll, Laps 26-35 Lamb.

FINAL HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Hunter-1,007, 2-C.Carroll-860, 3-Corriher-817, 4-N.Carroll-739, 5-Lamb-738, 6-Leydig-617, 7-Matt Lundstrom-551, 8-Bean-384, 9-Nolan Allison-379, 10-Nelke-298.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

November 1, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Bob Ream Jr. (#22B Weber), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. Jesse Turner (#11AZ Turner), 7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver), 8. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. James Aragon (#57X Stone). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Dennis Rodriguez (#29X Colquette), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Aaron Reutzel, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Mike Martin, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Nick Aiuto, 8. Bob Ream Jr., 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Shon Deskins, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Bruce St. James, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. James Aragon, 15. Dennis Rodriguez, 16. Jesse Turner, 17. Lonnie Oliver, 18. Josh Shipley, 19. Andy Reinbold, 20. Ronnie Clark, 21. Stevie Sussex. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Aiuto, Laps 3-12 Davis, Laps 13-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPECIAL EVENT SPRINT CAR RACE: November 6 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “360 Oval Nationals” / “Grudge Series”

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 31, 2014 - Sophia, North Carolina - Caraway Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-17.379; 2. Christopher Bell, 9, Lamb-17.415; 3. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-17.690; 4. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-17.734; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-17.774; 6. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-17.909; 7. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-17.813; 8. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-18.000; 9. Nic Davidson, 1, Radical-18.109; 10. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-18.207; 11. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-18.233; 12. Chase Briscoe, 6x, Lamb-NT.

FEATURE: (35 Laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Jessica Bean, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Nikki Carroll, 6. Calvin Carroll, 7. Kyle Craker, 8. Chase Briscoe, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Fletcher Wullff, 11. Tyler Corriher, 12. Nic Davidson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Hunter, Laps 15-17 C.Carroll, Laps 18-35 Bell.

NEW HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Hunter-956, 2-C.Carroll-829, 3-Corriher-778, 4-N.Carroll-680, 5-Lamb-678, 6-Leydig-568, 7-Matt Lundstrom-551, 8-Nolan Allison-379, 9-Bean-327, 10-Nelke-265.

NEXT HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE: November 2 - Sophia, N.C. - Caraway Speedway

 

 

USAC Silver Crown Series to Make Return to Iowa Speedway

Iconic open-wheel franchise set to race June 20, 2015

CONTACT: Dick Jordan, USAC VP, Communications: djordan@usacracing.com or Edward Williams, Iowa Speedway Communications, ewilliams@iowaspeedway.com

NEWTON, Iowa (October 28, 2014) - Iowa Speedway today announced the addition of the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series to its action-packed 2015 schedule. The legends of open wheel racing return to "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet" on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The event will mark the first USAC Silver Crown Series event at Iowa Speedway since the 2012 Casey's General Stores USAC Challenge race.

"The Silver Crown Series has a long, rich tradition in this region and we're extremely pleased to have them back in central Iowa," said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. "We want longtime fans to reconnect with the excitement they experienced seeing former USAC racers such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Don White from Keokuk, Iowa as they raced in these beautiful machines. At the same time, we want to introduce new fans to this classic form of racing, one we are certain they'll enjoy."

When USAC last appeared at the 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval, Bobby East thrilled fans when he took the checkered flag for the third time at Iowa Speedway.

In 2015, the 12-14 degree compound banking in the turns of Iowa Speedway will pose a tremendous challenge for the Silver Crown drivers. The cars will be capable of reaching speeds of 180 miles per hour. Kody Swanson set the Iowa Speedway Silver Crown track record with an average lap speed of 146.212 mph in 2012. The maximum speeds of 180 mph happen generally toward the end of the straightaways. Drivers accelerate all the way down the straight, reaching top speed just before braking to enter the turn. It's anticipated that all-time USAC speed records will be shattered as the cars take on "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet."

"Iowa Speedway is one of the premier facilities in motorsports and having it as part of our list of Silver Crown venues is the next step as we continue to elevate the series profile," said series coordinator Andy Hillenburg. "The past USAC races at Iowa Speedway are a big part of USAC's history in the Hawkeye State and the races there have always been competitive and memorable. We look forward to the anticipated speed records and great racing we plan to offer the Iowa race fans in 2015."

Hillenburg was named series coordinator for USAC last December. He remains a team owner in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. As a USAC Silver Crown Series driver in the late 1980s, he amassed more than 20 top-10 finishes. He also made several starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.

The Silver Crown Series will cap a spectacular weekend of racing at Iowa Speedway that includes the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday, June 19, 2015. The 2014 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen saw rising NASCAR star Erik Jones pick up his first victory of the season, out racing championship contenders Ryan Blaney and Matt Crafton.

Iowa Speedway Announces Return of USAC

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Once the 2015 Iowa Speedway schedule is completed; more details, including on-sale dates and season ticket holder renewal information, will be announced. Iowa Speedway will continue to focus on enhancing the fan experience, and will build upon successful improvements made in 2014.

About USAC

Described as the world's most competitive major racing series by Auto Racing Analysis, the USAC Silver Crown™ Championship continues to thrill fans nationwide. To compete in USAC's premier series is the pinnacle for many American open-wheel competitors and to win the championship is a prestigious milestone in any driver's career. Previous champions include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, J.J. Yeley, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt and Al Unser Sr.

About Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway, "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet," is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. For the latest event details and information stay connected on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting www.IowaSpeedway.com.

USAC Silver Crown Pavement Chassis Facts

The cost of a new Silver Crown™ racecar can run as much as $75,000 for a car to compete on the pavement and dirt ovals.

WEIGHT: 1625 pounds minimum, with driver

CHASSIS: Tubular 4130 aircraft steel; minimum 1 1/2 inch O.D. and .095 wall thickness

HORSEPOWER: 750 to 800

ENGINE: Normally aspirated, production based V-8 engine with 355 cubic inch displacement maximum

FUEL: Methanol or Ignite Ethanol

CAPACITIES: Fuel, 65 gallons average

Oil, 11 quarts average

SPEED: Over 180 mph straightaway speeds

WHEELBASE: 96 inches minimum

OVERALL WIDTH: 80 inches maximum

OVERALL LENGTH: 15 feet maximum

OVERALL HEIGHT: 56 inches average to top of roll cage

SUSPENSION: Solid front and rear axles with torsion bar or coil spring suspension

WHEELS: Aluminum, 15 inches in diameter. Rears - 15-18 inches wide. Front wheels - 10 inches wide.

TIRES: Bias-ply racing tires

BRAKES: Disc

DRIVELINE: Direct drive with clutch. Quick-change gears are behind the rear end assembly

 

 

CARAWAY EASTERN FINALES FRIDAY & SATURDAY;

BUCKLEY SWEEPS "FALL CLASSIC" AT THE BULLRING

Scott Hunter looks to put a cap on his 2014 USAC Eastern HPD Midget championship this weekend when the series presents its final events at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C. Races are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights and Hunter, of Concord, N.C., holds a 117-point edge over Calvin Carroll in the latest series standings.

USAC HPD Western point leader Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. swept last weekend's "Fall Classic" races at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. He led all 30 laps of Friday's feature and then repeated the feat Saturday.

Toni Briedinger finished second on Friday ahead of fast qualifier Christine Breckenridge, Jeff Kelley and Michael Fanelli. Saturday, Buckley was trailed by Kelley, Breckenridge, Briedinger and Cody Jessop.

The USAC Western HPD Midget series concludes November 22 at the "Bullring."

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,119, 2-Toni Briedinger-915, 3-Christine Breckenridge-805, 4-Annie Briedinger-714, 5-Joel Rayborne-690, 6-Cody Jessop-635, 7-Tom Paterson-581, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Jeff Kelley-521, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,533, 2-Cody Jessop-964, 3-Ashley Hazelton-957, 4-Toni Briedinger-915, 5-Christine Breckenridge-805, 6-Joel Rayborne-740, 7-Annie Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Jeff Kelley-521.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-906, 2-Calvin Carroll-789, 3-Tyler Corriher-745, 4-Chris Lamb-678, 5-Nikki Carroll-632, 6-Matthew Lundstrom-551, 7-Blaine Leydig-505, 8-Nolan Allison-379, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

JOHNSON LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

Arizona Speedway is the next target for USAC's Southwest Sprint Cars as drivers R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. continue their battle for supremacy in one of America's most hotly-contested motorsports series.

All three combatants have fared well at the one-third dirt oval at ET Motopark southeast of Phoenix. Johnson has three wins, a fourth and a fifth in the five previous appearances there. Pelkey has a win, a second, two thirds and a sixth, while Davis has a win, two seconds and two fourths.

Johnson's point lead stands at 116 points over Pelkey so his position at the top of the standings won't change Saturday, but the margin could. A total of 74 points are available at each event and, with four points races remaining on the 2014 calendar, things could change quickly.

The series competes in a "non-points" special event November 6 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway before closing with three point races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. November 20-21-22.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,193, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,077, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072, 4-Matt Rossi-979, 5-Shon Deskins-940, 6-Mike Martin-930, 7-Tye Mihocko-844, 8-Michael Curtis-649, 9-Andy Reinbold-640, 10-Nick Aiuto-613.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 25, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.546; 2. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.717; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.757; 4. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.821; 5. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.869; 6. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-16.053; 7. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.225; 8. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.369; 9. Dezel West, 2, West-17.298.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Jessop, 3. T.Briedinger, 4. Rayborne. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Breckenridge, 2. Buckley, 3. Fanelli, 4. A.Briedinger, 5. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Jeff Kelley, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Toni Briedinger, 5. Cody Jessop, 6. Michael Fanelli, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Dezel West, 9. Joel Rayborne.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,119, 2-T.Briedinger-915, 3-Breckenridge-805, 4-A.Briedinger-714, 5-Rayborne-690, 6-Jessop-635, 7-Tom Paterson-581, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Kelley-521, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,533, 2-Jessop-964, 3-Ashley Hazelton-957, 4-T.Briedinger-915, 5-Breckenridge-805, 6-Rayborne-740, 7-A.Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Kelley-521.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: November 22 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 24, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.599; 2. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.769; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.823; 4. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.895; 5. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.958; 6. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.961; 7. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.301; 8. Dezel West, 2, West-16.376; 9. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.490.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Buckley, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Rayborne, 5. A.Briedinger. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Fanelli, 4. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Jeff Kelley, 5. Michael Fanelli, 6. Cody Jessop, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Dezel West, 9. Joel Rayborne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,048, 2-T.Briedinger-853, 3-Breckenridge-737, 4-A.Briedinger-667, 5-Rayborne-649, 6-Tom Paterson-581, 7-Jessop-579, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Kelley-453, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,462, 2-Ashley Hazelton-957, 3-Jessop=908, 4-T.Briedinger-853, 5-Breckenridge-737, 6-Rayborne-699, 7-A.Briedinger-667, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Kelley-453.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 25 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 24, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.599; 2. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.769; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.823; 4. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.895; 5. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.958; 6. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.961; 7. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.301; 8. Dezel West, 2, West-16.376; 9. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.490.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Buckley, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Rayborne, 5. A.Briedinger. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Fanelli, 4. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Jeff Kelley, 5. Michael Fanelli, 6. Cody Jessop, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Dezel West, 9. Joel Rayborne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,048, 2-T.Briedinger-853, 3-Breckenridge-737, 4-A.Briedinger-667, 5-Rayborne-649, 6-Tom Paterson-581, 7-Jessop-579, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Kelley-453, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,462, 2-Ashley Hazelton-957, 3-Jessop=908, 4-T.Briedinger-853, 5-Breckenridge-737, 6-Rayborne-699, 7-A.Briedinger-667, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Kelley-453.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 25 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

 

 

TULSA CEREMONY TO HONOR 8 LATEST NMARHOF INDUCTEES

Tulsa, Okla. is the site for the annual January inductions for the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. This year's inductees, to be announced this weekend during the annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., comprise a mix of drivers and car owners whose names will be enshrined in the hall which is presently housed at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

The inductions are part of the festivities surrounding the annual "Chili Bowl" Midget spectacular at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds and they will be held on Friday, January 16.

Alphabetically, this year's inductees are: Chuck Arnold, Nick Fornoro, Mike Gregg, Steve Knepper, Freddie Meeker, Norm Rapp, Jim Whitman and Ashley Wright.

Arnold, of Stamford, Conn., who served as the USAC Western States Midget Chief Steward from 1975-1981, won the 1954 NASCAR Midget title and finished as the runner-up the next year. In 1952 he was named "Most Improved Driver" in the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC). He recorded 14 feature victories in USAC National competition before his driving retirement in the early 1970s.

Fornoro, of Rockaway, N.J., began racing in 1947 and before retiring in 1956 won the 1950 ARDC and 1953 NASCAR Midget titles. After his driving career ended he became one of the country's premier chief starters and during the period from 1956-1992 he served in that capacity for ARDC, the ATQMRA TQ Midget series and eventually for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) at their high-profile championship events. His sons Nick Jr. and Drew also became champion Midget drivers.

Gregg, of Washougal, Wash., is also a member of the Colorado and Belleville (Kans.) High Banks Halls of Fame. An eight-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (1977-78-79-80-81-82-84-87), he recorded significant victories in the 1981 Belleville Midget Nationals and at the Seattle Kingdome in 1984. The 1973 USAC "Rookie of the Year," Mike notched four victories in USAC National competition. He also was the 1971 WMARA "Rookie of the Year."

Knepper, of Swansea, Ill., a member of a legendary motorsports family, is an eight-time champion of the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA), taking titles in 1986-87-89-90-92-96-2002-03. He began driving in 1981 and two years later won the 1983 St. Louis Auto Racing Association (SLARA) title. In 1988 and 1998 he scored wins in the prestigious "Belleville Midget Nationals" in Kansas and in 1992 he won the "Hut Hundred" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Meeker, of Fairfield, Conn., was NASCAR's 1955 and 1956 Midget champion and promptly retired at the end of the 1956 racing season. Somewhat of a rarity by capturing titles driving both Offy-powered and non-Offy machines, he was a frequent competitor with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA).

Rapp, of San Francisco, Calif., competed in the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) Midget wars for two decades and also participated in a number of events in the Iowa circuit. Since 1955-he has operated a parts supply business which has now become a large inventory for owners seeking vintage Midget parts.

Whitman, of Paramus, N.J., earned NASCAR Midget titles in 1957 and 1959. During 1957, while driving for legendary car owner Ken Brenn, Jim scored five feature wins in 23 starts.

Wright, one of the most accomplished Midget car owners in USAC's early history, fielded cars for Shorty Templeman, who helped Wright earn the 1956 USAC National car owner championship. At the annual "Night Before the 500" classic in Indianapolis, they scored victories in all three feature events that night! In 1957 Wright served as the race organizer for the popular "Tangerine Midget Tournament" in Florida which featured 11 races at eight different venues. The owner of the Hardwood Door Company of Chicago, his cars were driven by many of the era's biggest names.

 

 

6TH "WINTER DIRT GAMES" FEBRUARY 18-21 AT OCALA

"Winter Dirt Games VI" will showcase USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car stars in three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. February 19-20-21. An open practice session is scheduled February 18 and February 22 is reserved as a rain date.

The Ocala events are set to kick off USAC's 2015 racing season but additional events in the Sunshine State are also under negotiation and may be announced in the weeks ahead.

Bubba Raceway Park's 3/8-mile D-shaped oval presents a unique challenge for those who compete there and the USAC races there have provided race fans with numerous memorable events since 2010.

Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson opened the 2014 AMSOIL National Sprint series with Ocala victories and they now stand 1-2 in the battle for the championship entering the final events on the west coast.

Clauson also won the 2013 opener, but Tracy Hines swept rounds two and three. Damion Gardner and Darren Hagen scored 2012 Ocala wins, while Gardner won twice there in 2011 and Clauson also scored that year. Gardner, who appears headed for the 2014 USAC/CRA title, swept the two "Winter Dirt Games" features at East Bay Raceway Park in 2010.

Florida has offered a "winter" destination for USAC participants ever since the debut of USAC in 1956. The first USAC Sprint race ever held saw 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert win at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach. Chuck Weyant and Pat O'Connor scored wins that year at Jacksonville and Miami respectively.

Larry Dickson swept a pair of Sprint races at Hollywood in 1970 and Rich Vogler was the Sprint winner at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 1987.

In 2005, Dave Steele won at Orlando's Speed World. Then came the "Winter Dirt Games" in 2010 at Gibsonton.

"I'm always to ready to get going early in the year," says series point leader Bacon. "The Ocala track is unique, with different character from one corner to the other, and we've run good there in the past. Ocala is a great way to kick off the year and it's always nice to leave the cold, snowy climate in Indiana back home while we enjoy the sunshine in Florida." Bacon pilots the Dynamics, Inc. Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar. The Dynamics, Inc. team is the all-time leader in terms of USAC National Sprint Car wins with 86.

The entire 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule is expected to be released the weekend at USAC's "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Ind. December 12.

 

TULSA CEREMONY TO HONOR 8 LATEST NMARHOF INDUCTEES

Tulsa, Okla. is the site for the annual January inductions for the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. This year's inductees, to be announced this weekend during the annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., comprise a mix of drivers and car owners whose names will be enshrined in the hall which is presently housed at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

The inductions are part of the festivities surrounding the annual "Chili Bowl" Midget spectacular at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds and they will be held on Friday, January 16.

Alphabetically, this year's inductees are: Chuck Arnold, Nick Fornoro Jr., Mike Gregg, Steve Knepper, Freddie Meeker, Norm Rapp, Jim Whitman and Ashley Wright.

Arnold, of Stamford, Conn., who served as the USAC Western States Midget Chief Steward from 1975-1981, won the 1954 NASCAR Midget title and finished as the runner-up the next year. In 1952 he was named "Most Improved Driver" in the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC). He recorded 14 feature victories in USAC National competition before his driving retirement in the early 1970s.

Fornoro, of Rockaway, N.J., began racing in 1947 and before retiring in 1956 won the 1950 ARDC and 1953 NASCAR Midget titles. After his driving career ended he became one of the country's premier chief starters and during the period from 1956-1992 he served in that capacity for ARDC, the ATQMRA TQ Midget series and eventually for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) at their high-profile championship events. His sons Nick Jr. and Drew also became champion Midget drivers.

Gregg, of Washougal, Wash., is also a member of the Colorado and Belleville (Kans.) High Banks Halls of Fame. An eight-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (1977-78-79-80-81-82-84-87), he recorded significant victories in the 1981 Belleville Midget Nationals and at the Seattle Kingdome in 1984. The 1973 USAC "Rookie of the Year," Mike notched four victories in USAC National competition. He also was the 1971 WMARA "Rookie of the Year."

Knepper, of Swansea, Ill., a member of a legendary motorsports family, is an eight-time champion of the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA), taking titles in 1986-87-89-90-92-96-2002-03. He began driving in 1981 and two years later won the 1983 St. Louis Auto Racing Association (SLARA) title. In 1988 and 1998 he scored wins in the prestigious "Belleville Midget Nationals" in Kansas and in 1992 he won the "Hut Hundred" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Meeker, of Fairfield, Conn., was NASCAR's 1955 and 1956 Midget champion and promptly retired at the end of the 1956 racing season. Somewhat of a rarity by capturing titles driving both Offy-powered and non-Offy machines, he was a frequent competitor with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA).

Rapp, of San Francisco, Calif., competed in the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) Midget wars for two decades and also participated in a number of events in the Iowa circuit. Since 1955-he has operated a parts supply business which has now become a large inventory for owners seeking vintage Midget parts.

Whitman, of Paramus, N.J., earned NASCAR Midget titles in 1957 and 1959. During 1957, while driving for legendary car owner Ken Brenn, Jim scored five feature wins in 23 starts.

Wright, one of the most accomplished Midget car owners in USAC's early history, fielded cars for Shorty Templeman, who helped Wright earn the 1956 USAC National car owner championship. At the annual "Night Before the 500" classic in Indianapolis, they scored victories in all three feature events that night! In 1957 Wright served as the race organizer for the popular "Tangerine Midget Tournament" in Florida which featured 11 races at eight different venues. The owner of the Hardwood Door Company of Chicago, his cars were driven by many of the era's biggest names.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK NOVEMBER 1;

SUSSEX WINS "HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL AT CANYON

R.J. Johnson's pursuit of the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship will resume November 1 with an appearance at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He emerged from last Saturday night's race at Peoria, Ariz. with a 116-point margin over Josh Pelkey in the new standings.

Stevie Sussex of Tempe, Ariz. led all 30 laps to win Saturday's "Hank Arnold Memorial" at Canyon Speedway Park. Mike Martin finished second ahead of Matt Rossi, Charles Davis Jr. and Pelkey. Johnson was sixth.

Three of Johnson's nine wins this year have come at Queen Creek, while Davis and Pelkey have also scored victories there.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,193, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,077, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072, 4-Matt Rossi-979, 5-Shon Deskins-940, 6-Mike Martin-930, 7-Tye Mihocko-844, 8-Michael Curtis-649, 9-Andy Reinbold-640, 10-Nick Aiuto-613.

 

 

 

LVMS "BULLRING" HOSTS WESTERN HPDs;

NOBILE, CARROLL RECORD MEMORABLE VICTORIES

Shawn Buckley leads the USAC Western HPD Midgets to the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bullring this weekend for races Friday and Saturday. He leads the standings in the Western Pavement and Wester overall points after 10 "top-four" finishes, including a victory at LVMS August 31.

Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. gave himself a great 21st birthday present Saturday night, winning the 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at Madera Speedway. He passed Cody Jessop on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps to beat Toni Briedinger, Jessop, Tom Paterson and Courtney Crone.

Nikki Carroll of Andover, N.J. won Saturday night's 35-lap "special event" USAC Eastern HPD Midget race at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. He passed Chris Lamb with six laps remaining and led to the checkered flag to beat Lamb, Scott Hunter, Tyler Corriher and Matt Lundstrom. Steven Intravaia led the first 11 laps and Lamb the next 18 before yielding to Carroll.

Carroll now becomes the youngest driver at age 12 ever to win a professional USAC feature race.

Hunter leads the Eastern standings into their 2014 series finales October 31 and November 1 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-977, 2-Toni Briedinger-784, 3-Christine Breckenridge-671, 4-Annie Briedinger-621, 5-Joel Rayborne-608, 6-Tom Paterson-581, 7-Dylan Nobile-572, 8-Cody Jessop-523, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,391, 2-Ashley Hazelton-957, 3-Cody Jessop-852, 4-Toni Briedinger-784, 5-Christine Breckenridge-671, 6-Joel Rayborne-658, 7-Annie Brideinger-621, 8-Tom Paterson-681, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416.

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

October 18, 2014 - Rougemont, North Carolina - Orange County Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-14.550; 2. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-14.590; 3. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-14.600; 4. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-14.620; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-14.620; 6. Steven Intravaia, 6, Intravaia-14.630; 7. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-14.670; 8. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-14.710; 9. Dillon Silverman, 4, Silverman-14.750; 10. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-14.920; 11. Nic Davidson, 1, Radical-14.980; 12. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-15.010; 13. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-15.430.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Nikki Carroll, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Scott Hunter, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Kyle Craker, 7. Steven Intravaia, 8. Calvin Carroll, 9. Dillon Silverman, 10. Jake Nelke, 11. Nic Davidson, 12. Nolan Allison, 13. Mike Ward. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Intravaia, Laps 12-29 Lamb, Laps 30-35 N.Carroll.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACES:October 31 - November 1 - Sophia, NC - Caraway Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 18, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-14.833; 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-14.905; 3. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-14.939; 4. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.043; 5. Courtney Crone, 98c, Pankratz-15.058; 6. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-16.100; 7. Duke Love, 3L, Love-15.141; 8. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.192; Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-15.219; 10. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-15.266; 11. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-15.323; 12. Jesse James Burks, 69, Burks-15.371; 13. Antonia Boscacci, 09, Love-16.100.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nobile, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Crone, 4. Love, 5. A.Briedinger, 6. Rayborne, 7. Boscacci. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Paterson, 3. Jessop, 4. Breckenridge, 5. Hazelton, 6. Burks. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Tom Paterson, 5. Courtney Crone, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Christine Breckenridge, 8. Duke Love, 9. Annie Briedinger, 10. Joel Rayborne, 11. Jesse James Burks, 12. Antonia Boscacci, 13. Ashley Hazelton. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Jessop, Laps 15-30 Nobile.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,049, 2-T.Briedinger-784, 3-Breckenridge-671, 4-A.Briedinger-621, 5-Rayborne-608, 6-Paterson-581, 7-Nobile-572, 8-Jessop-523, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,391, 2-Hazelton-957, 3-Jessop-852, 4-T.Briedinger-784, 5-Paterson-681, 6-Breckenridge-671, 7-Rayborne-658, 8-A.Brideinger-621, 9-Nobile-572, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 24-25 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 18, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Hank Arnold Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-15.295; 2. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-15.344; 3. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-15.380; 4. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-15.395; 5. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-15.439; 6. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-15.487; 7. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.489; 8. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.636; 9. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-15.781; 10. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-15.904; 11. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-15.937; 12. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.996; 13. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-16.303; 14. Mark Morin, 28, Morin-16.346; 15. Justin Quinn, 93, Quinn-16.673; 16. Glenn Styres, OG, Styres-17.726.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. St. James, 2. Sussex, 3. Martin, 4. Deskins, 5. Johnson, 6. Hosford, 7. Lundy, 8. Quinn. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ogle, 2. Mihocko, 3. Rossi, 4. Davis, 5. Curtis, 6. Pelkey, 7. Styres, 8. Morin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. Mike Martin, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Glenn Styres, 14. Justin Quinn, 15. Matt Lundy, 16. Mark Morin.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Sussex.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 1 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RETURN TO CANYON FOR HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 15, 2014... This Saturday, October 18th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to action at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the “Hank Arnold Memorial” will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

Saturday’s event marks the return of the “Hank Arnold Memorial” to the schedule. Once a mainstay on the Arizona sprint car scene, the race honors Hank Arnold, who is widely regarded as one of the most popular drivers, mechanics, and car builders in the state. Sadly, Arnold lost his life in a terrible crash at Manzanita Speedway on June 16, 1967 and one week later, Bob Huebner claimed the first of his two memorial victories. “The Shermanator” Jeremy Sherman leads all drivers with six victories and other multiple winners include Wayne Bennet (4), Billy Shuman (3), Eric Wilkins (3), Larry Clark (2), Bob Cleberg (2), Dennis Matousek (2), and Bob Ream Jr. (2). In 2011, Stevie Sussex joined the winner’s list that also has Lealand McSpadden, Buddy Taylor, Billy Boat, Marty Wilcox, Jerry Coons Jr., Josh Pelkey, Charles Davis Jr., and Rick Ziehl.

Heading to the “Hank Arnold Memorial,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix sits atop the standings with a 123-point advantage. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson ran sixth last Saturday at Prescott Valley after leading the first twenty-five laps. To date, the defending USAC SouthWest Champion has ten feature wins, thirteen heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led to his credit. This Saturday, R.J. will be looking to add the “Arnold Memorial” to his resume.

After winning last Saturday’s “Rick Stewart Memorial,” Peoria’s Josh Pelkey has climbed to second in the point chase. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has four main event wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led on the season. Josh won the event in 1997 on his way to the ASCA Championship and will have his sights on gaining valuable points with another triumph.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye ranks third in the point standings. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis claimed fifth at Prescott Valley after starting eighth. The five-time state champion heads to Canyon with four main event wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led in 2014. “Chargin” Charles scored the “Hank Arnold Memorial” win in 2003 and will be looking to add Saturday’s winning trophy to his collection.

On the strength of his second place run at the “Stewart Memorial,” Phoenix’s Matt Rossi has risen to fourth in the championship points. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and fifteen top-10 finishes in the campaign. On Saturday, Matt will have his sights on earning his first win of the season at the “Hank Arnold Memorial.”

Shon Deskins of Phoenix sits fifth in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins placed eighteenth in last Saturday’s 40-lap feature. As this writing goes to press, the veteran racer has one feature win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led on the year. Shon will be looking to rebound with the main event win at Canyon Speedway Park.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Nick Aiuto, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Mike Colegrove, Josh Shipley, Stevie Sussex, Tom Ogle, Chris Bonneau, Mike Bonneau, and more.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult Tickets are $15 with $2 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL WINNERS: 1967-Bob Huebner, 1968-Bob Cleberg, 1969-Jerry McClung, 1970-Bob Cleberg, 1971-Bob Huebner, 1972-Billy Shuman, 1973-Lealand McSpadden, 1974-Buddy Taylor, 1975-Billy Shuman, 1976-Billy Shuman, 1977-Dennis Matousek, 1978-Dennis Matousek, 1979-Larry Clark, 1980-Wayne Bennett, 1981-Larry Clark, 1983-Wayne Bennet, 1984-Wayne Bennet, 1988-Billy Boat, 1989-Wayne Bennet, 1990-Marty Wilcox, 1991-Dick Kelm, 1992-Bob Ream Jr., 1993-Curt Brown, 1994-Mike Boat, 1996-Jerry Coons Jr., 1997-Josh Pelkey, 1998-Bob Ream Jr., 1999-Eric Wilkins, 2000-Eric Wilkins, 2001-Eric Wilkins, 2002-Jeremy Sherman, 2003-Charles Davis Jr., 2004-Jeremy Sherman, 2005-Jeremy Sherman, 2006-Jeremy Sherman, 2007-Jeremy Sherman, 2008-Andy Reinbold, 2009-Rick Ziehl, 2010-Jeremy Sherman, 2011-Stevie Sussex.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 9-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Josh Pelkey, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1144, 2. Josh Pelkey-1021, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1013, 4. Matt Rossi-919, 5. Shon Deskins-893, 6. Mike Martin-867, 7. Tye Mihocko-808, 8. Andy Reinbold-641, 9. Nick Aiuto-613, 10. Michael Curtis-611, 11. Brian Hosford-567, 12. Bruce St. James-544, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Stevie Sussex-376, 16. Tom Ogle-373, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-271.

 

 

JOSH PELKEY WINS RICK STEWART MEMORIAL AT PRESCOTT VALLEY

By Lance Jennings

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – OCTOBER 12, 2014... Taking the lead from R.J. Johnson on lap twenty-six, Peoria’s Josh Pelkey won Saturday’s “Rick Stewart Memorial” at Prescott Valley Speedway. For Pelkey, the 40-lap feature win was his fourth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph of the season. Matt Rossi, Stevie Sussex, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Piloting Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Josh Pelkey ran second to Stevie Sussex in his heat race and entered the feature ranked third in the nightly passing points. Starting fourth on the grid, the former ASCA Champion stormed to the Stewart Memorial victory. Win the Prescott Valley win, Josh has climbed to second in the standings with five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led on the season.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix charged to second in the Prescott Valley feature after starting fifth. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and placed second in passing points. The veteran racer heads to Canyon Speedway Park ranked fourth in series points with four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex raced from sixth to claim third in the Rick Stewart Memorial. Driving the #21AZ Stratis Construction / RSS Industries RSS, Sussex won the third 10-lap heat race and was the night’s high point driver heading to the feature. To date, Stevie is fifteenth in the point chase with two heat race victories, one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and fifteen feature laps led in 2014.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma drove to fourth at Prescott Valley after starting ninth. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin placed fourth in his heat race and was seated ninth in passing points. Heading to Saturday’s “Hank Arnold Memorial,” the former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took fifth in the 40-lap Stewart Memorial after starting eighth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran third in his heat race and placed eighth in the nightly passing points. To date, the five-time state champion is third in points with four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix raced to victory in the night’s second heat race. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson was fifth in passing points and led the first twenty-five laps before scoring sixth at the checkered flags. The point leader has ten feature wins, thirteen heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led in the campaign.

This Saturday, October 18th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to action at Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The “Hank Arnold Memorial" will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (7223).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Glenn Styres (#0G Styres). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

FEATURE: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Josh Pelkey (4th), 2. Matt Rossi (5th), 3. Stevie Sussex (6th), 4. Mike Martin (9th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (8th), 6. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 7. Bruce St. James (7th), 8. Nick Aiuto (14th), 9. Chris Bonneau (13th), 10. Brian Hosford (12th), 11. Tye Mihocko (1st), 12. Glenn Styres (18th), 13. Michael Curtis (16th), 14. Mike Bonneau (15th), 15. Mark Morin (17th), 16. Andy Reinbold (11th), 17. Mike Colegrove (3rd), 18 Shon Deskins (10th). NT ---------------------------- *Reinbold flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Johnson, Laps 26-40 Pelkey. HARD CHARGER: Nick Aiuto (14th to 8th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1144, 2. Josh Pelkey-1021, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1013, 4. Matt Rossi-919, 5. Shon Deskins-893, 6. Mike Martin-867, 7. Tye Mihocko-808, 8. Andy Reinbold-641, 9. Nick Aiuto-613, 10. Michael Curtis-611, 11. Brian Hosford-567, 12. Bruce St. James-544, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Stevie Sussex-376, 16. Tom Ogle-373, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-271.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL SWEEPS COTTON CLASSIC AT TULARE

By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – OCTOBER 12, 2014... Continuing his winning ways, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal swept the “Cotton Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. For Bernal, Saturday’s non-point $1,500 victory was his sixth USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the campaign. “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Jake Swanson, and Richard Vander Weerd chased the recently crowned USAC Western Classic Champion to the checkered flags.

Driving Mike Phulps’ #56 Mandarin Tri-L Ranch / Core Power ART, Ryan Bernal tied Bryan Clauson, Peter Murphy, and Richard Vander Weerd’s series record of six wins in a season. Earlier in the program, Ryan claimed his fifth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, won the night’s 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1, and earned his series leading twentieth feature victory. Currently ranked fifth in points, Bernal also has four heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 117 feature laps led.

Making his first West Coast start of the season, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol challenged Bernal for the top spot before finishing second. Piloting Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign qualified fourth out of the eighteen racers in the pit area and took third in his heat race.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. also pressured Bernal for a few laps before scoring third in the “Cotton Classic” Racing Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria was fifth quick in time trials and ran second in his heat race to Jace Vander Weerd. Last year’s champion is currently sixth in points with two heat race victories, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and eight top-10 finishes.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim placed fourth at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Racing Tom and Laurie Sertich’s Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Ram-Bull Racing Victory, Swanson qualified third overall and took second to Trey Marcham in his heat race. After two starts, the former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year sits twenty-ninth in points with one feature win and six feature laps led to his credit.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd claimed fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was second fast in time trials and ran third in his heat race. The 2011 Champion ranks third in points with one feature win, seven heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eleven top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

Making a rare non-wing start, Kyler Shaw of Fresno earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from eighteenth. Driving the family owned #92K PMS Investments / Shaw Structures Unlimited KPC, Shaw qualified eighteenth overall and placed fourth in his heat race. To date, Kyler is forty-sixth in the point chase.

Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia drove to victory in the program’s Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Racing the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace was eighth quick in time trials and took sixth in the main event. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year is currently fourth in the standings with one feature win, three heat race victories, twelve top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led.

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma won the 10-lap Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat Race #3 in his first sprint car start. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Marcham qualified ninth overall and rebounded to score eighth in the main event after an early tangle.

On Thursday, November 6th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will close out their 2014 campaign at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway. The $2,500-to-win, $300-to-start, "2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals" is the final round of the "Grudge Series" with the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars. Early racer entry fees are $50 and the entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.westcoastsprintcars.com/images/fppics14/ovalnationals.jpg. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST “SPECIAL EVENT” SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Cotton Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.500; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.718; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.763; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.776; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.855; 6. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.862; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.868; 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.929; 9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-16,038; 10. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.057; 11. Kolby Araki, 30K, Araki-16.386; 12. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-16.553; 13. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.604; 14. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.641; 15. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.713; 16. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Hogginbotham-16.796; 17. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-16.939; 18. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-17.274.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ensign, 4. Carter, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Adams. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Bothelo, 5. Araki. 6. Day. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Swanson, 3. Liggett, 4. Ky.Shaw, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Sibley. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (6th), 2. Geoff Ensign (3rd), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (2nd), 4. Jake Swanson (4th), 5. Richard Vander Weerd (5th), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (8th), 7. Max Adams (10th), 8. Trey Marcham (9th), 9. Kyler Shaw (18th), 10. Kolby Araki (11th), 11. Jeff Sibley (15th), 12. Koen Shaw (12th), 13. Jeff Bothelo (17th), 14. Matt Day (14th), 15. Trent Carter (13th), 16. Bud Kaeding (7th), 17. Austin Liggett (1st), 18. Greg Higginbotham (16th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Liggett, Laps 15-30 Bernal KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Kyler Shaw (18th to 9th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Matt Mitchell-659, 2. Markus Niemela-631, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5. Ryan Bernal-512, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-500, --Troy Rutherford-500, 8. Austin Liggett-490, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-344, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-205, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-154, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE DATE - TRACK - LOCATION November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series) November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points) November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points) November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points) ----------------------------------------------- * = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints. This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

HPDs HEAD FOR ROUGEMONT & MADERA;

LUNDSTROM, HUNTER & RAIN SCORE AT ACE

USAC HPD Midget racing this week finds Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. hosting the Eastern series Saturday while the Western Pavement series returns to the Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday.

Scott Hunter leads the Eastern series to Rougemont and Shawn Buckley sits atop the Western standings going into Madera.

Matt Lundstrom of Concord, N.C. and Hunter, of Wald Lake, Mich., scored 20-lap USAC Eastern HPD Midget victories Saturday night at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. Both led all 20 laps on their way to their wins in the "twin-lap-20" program. Trailing Lundstrom in the opener were Chris Lamb, Calvin Carroll, Hunter and Blaine Leydig. In the nightcap, Hunter, the series point leader and fast qualifier, was trailed by Lamb, Calvin Carroll, Tyler Corriher and Lundstrom.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-991, 2-Toni Breidinger-716, 3-Christine Breckenridge-624, 4-Annie Breidinger-581, 5-Joel Raybourne-572, 6-Tom Paterson-522, 7-Dylan Nobile-498, 8-Cody Jessop-460, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-351.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,333, 2-Ashley Hazelton-926, 3-Cody Jessop-789, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Joel Rayborne-622, 7-Annie Briedinger-581, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416,

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-906, 2-Calvin Carroll-789, 3-Tyler Corriher-745, 4-Chris Lamb-678, 5-Nikki Carroll-632, 6-Matt Lundstrom-551, 7-Blaine Leydig-505, 8-Nolan Allison-379, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS CLOSE AT PERRIS NOV. 6;

BERNAL WINS "COTTON CLASSIC" SPECIAL EVENT AT TULARE

Matt Mitchell will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint Car series to its final 2014 event November 6 in the opening race of this year's "Budweiser Oval Nationals" program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Mitchell has a 28-point lead over Markus Niemela in the current standings, which were not affected by last Saturday's "non-points" race at Tulare, Calif.

USAC Western Classic Sprint car point leader Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap West Coast Sprint "Cotton Classic" at Thunderbowl Raceway. Piloting the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S, Bernal passed Austin Liggett on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps to beat Geoff Ensign, Danny Faria Jr., Jake Swanson and Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-659, 2-Markus Niemela-631, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5-Ryan Bernal-512, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

 

 

"SALT CITY 78" CAPS SWANSON'S SILVER CROWN TITLE!

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. capped his 2014 USAC Silver Crown National Championship in victory lane Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, winning the "Salt City 78" series finale.

Swanson's title is his first in USAC National competition. He previously won the 2005 Western Sprint Car crown and in 2009 was named USAC's Silver Crown "Rookie of the Year."

Piloting the DePalma Motorsports Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire, Swanson out jumped pole winner Bobby East at the start and led the first 12 laps. East returned to the point on lap 13 and led through lap 66 before yielding back to Swanson for the final 12 circuits. A.J. Fike charged to the runner-up position at the checkered flag ahead of East, Chris Windom and Eastern standout Stewart Friesen, who was making his initial Silver Crown appearance.

Swanson closed out the season with five victories in 10 starts to beat Tracy Hines by 27 points for the title. East took third in the final standings ahead of Chris Windom and Jerry Coons Jr.

Final 2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings: 1-Kody Swanson-582, 2-Tracy Hines-555, 3-Bobby East-537, 4-Chris Windom-469, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-408, 6-A.J. Fike-320, 7-Jacob Wilson-306, 8-Shane Cockrum-286, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Patrick Lawson-245.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BACK TO CANYON SATURDAY;

PELKEY WINS PRESCOTT VALLEY'S "RICK STEWART MEMORIAL"

USAC Southwest Sprint Car series runner-up Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. stormed to victory in Saturday night's 40-lap "Rick Stewart Memorial" at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. This coming Saturday he and the Southwest series regulars will tackle Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. in the "Hank Arnold Memorial."

Pelkey and the Robbie and Gaye Allen ABC Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts Maxim/Advanced entry passed series point leader R.J. Johnson on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps for Saturday's win. Matt Rossi took second at the checkered flag ahead of Stevie Sussex, Mike Martin and Charles Davis Jr. as Johnson finished sixth after leading the first 25 laps

Pelkey stands 123 points behind Johnson in the new standings entering this Saturday's race at Peoria. Charles Davis Jr. is third in the points, just eight behind Pelkey.

In six starts this year at Peoria, Pelkey has a pair of feature victories.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,144; 2-Josh Pelkey-1,021, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,013, 4-Matt Rossi-919, 5-Shon Deskins-893, 6-Mike Martin-867, 7-Tye Mihocko-808, 8-Andy Reinbold-640, 9-Nick Aiuto-613, 10-Michael Curtis-611.

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.813; 2. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.870; 3. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.879; 4. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.923; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.950; 6. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-16.022; 7. Dillon Silverman, 4, Silverman-16.172; 8. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-16.205; 9. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.221; 10. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-16.263; 11. Eric Lewis, 1. Lamb-16.530; 12. Andrew Layser, 6, Lamb-16.545.

FIRST FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Matt Lundtsrom, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Blaine Leydig, 6. Dillon Silverman, 7. Tyler Corriher, 8. Nolan Allison, 9. Kyle Craker, 10. Eric Lewis, 11. Andrew Layser, 12. Nikki Carroll. NT

SECOND FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Blaine Leydig, 7. Dillon Silverman, 8. Kyle Craker, 9. Nikki Carroll, 10. Nolan Allison, 11. Eric Lewis, 12. Andrew Layser. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Lundstrom.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Hunter.

NEW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Hunter-906, 2-C.Carroll-789, 3-Corriher-745, 4-Lamb-678, 5-N.Carroll-632, 6-Lundstrom-551, 7-Leydig-505, 8-Allison-379, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACES:October 18 - Rougemont, NC - Orange County Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Glenn Styres (#0G Styres). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Stevie Sussex, 4. Mike Martin, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Nick Aiuto, 9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Brian Hosford, 11. Tye Mihocko, 12. Glenn Styres, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Mike Bonneau, 15. Mark Morin, 16. Andy Reinbold, 17. Mike Colegrove, 18 Shon Deskins. NT

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*Reinbold flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Johnson, Laps 26-40 Pelkey.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: October 18 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – “Southwest Championships”

 

 

USAC WEST COAST “SPECIAL EVENT” SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Cotton Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.500; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.718; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.763; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.776; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.855; 6. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.862; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.868; 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.929; 9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-16,038; 10. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.057; 11. Kolby Araki, 30K, Araki-16.386; 12. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-16.553; 13. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.604; 14. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.641; 15. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.713; 16. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Hogginbotham-16.796; 17. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-16.939; 18. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-17.274.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ensign, 4. Carter, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Adams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Botelho, 5. Araki. 6. Day. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Swanson, 3. Liggett, 4. Ky.Shaw, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Sibley. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Max Adams, 8. Trey Marcham, 9. Kyler Shaw, 10. Kolby Araki, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Koen Shaw, 13. Jeff Bothelo, 14. Matt Day, 15. Trent Carter, 16. Bud Kaeding, 17. Austin Liggett, 18. Greg Higginbotham. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Liggett, Laps 15-30 Bernal

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 6 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “360 Oval Nationals”

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 - Syracuse, New York - New York State Fairgrounds - "Salt City 78"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-32.436; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-32.535; 3. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.627; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.640; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-32.702; 6. Rich Tobias Jr., 117, Tobias-32.762; 7. Stewart Friesen, 99, RPM/Gormly-32.856; 8. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-33.113; 9. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-33.160; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-33.273; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-33.315; 12. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.005; 13. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-35.105; 14. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-37.972; 15. Wes Miller, 36, Miller-NT.

FEATURE: (78 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. A.J. Fike, 3. Bobby East, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Stewart Friesen, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Rich Tobias Jr., 9. Davey Ray, 10. Patrick Lawson, 11. Randy Bateman, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Kenny Gentry, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Wes Miller.. 45:23.12

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Swanson, Laps 13-66 East, Laps 67-78 Swanson.

FINAL USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS: 1-Swanson-582, 2-Hines-555, 3-East-537, 4-Windom-469, 5-Coons-408, 6-Fike-320, 7-Jacob Wilson-306, 8-Cockrum-286, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Lawson-245.

 

TULARE HOSTS 29TH ANNUAL COTTON CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY

 By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 8, 2014... This Saturday, October 11th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will make their fifth and final appearance of the year at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Originally scheduled at Hanford’s Kings Speedway, the non-point “29th Annual Cotton Classic” will also feature the winged King of the West 410 Sprint Cars and Legends of Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds. The Spectator Gates will open at 4:00pm, Hot Laps will begin at 5:00pm, Time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing is set for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com or call 559.688.0909.

NOTICE TO RACERS: Saturday’s race at Tulare will be run under the USAC West Coast Rule Book and a $35 entry fee will be collected. The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver. Thunderbowl Raceway has 95db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com.

Since March 2010, twenty-one USAC West Coast Sprint Car races have been held at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Ryan Bernal leads all drivers with seven Tulare wins and holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.158, set on October 8, 2011. This season, Dennis Howell claimed his first series win on March 14th and Bernal has won the last three appearances at Thunderbowl Raceway. “The Bakersfield Bullet” Rusty Carlile earned the Cotton Classic victory in 2009, as Terry Schank Jr., Peter Murphy, Ryan Bernal, and Richard Vander Weerd have also won the prestigious race.

After the Watsonville-Chowchilla doubleheader with the USAC Western Classic Sprints, Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California has taken over the point lead. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell earned his first series win at Ocean Speedway on August 8th and currently holds a 28-point advantage. In addition, the 2-time USAC/CRA “Salute to Indy” winner has three heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led to his credit. Matt will be looking for his first win at Thunderbowl Raceway and add the Cotton Classic trophy to his collection.

After leading the points for most of the season, Rauma, Finland’s Markus Niemela is second in the point standings. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela was seventh in the series debut at Chowchilla. To date, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, eleven top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led on the year. At press time, the Josh Ford Motorsports Team has announced that Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will be at the helm of the Berry Park #73.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, California sits third in the USAC West Coast point chase. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd placed fifth in the Chowchilla main event. Currently, the 2011 Champion has one feature win, seven heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, ten top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led in 2014. Richard will be looking for his fourth Tulare triumph and sixteenth career series win on Saturday.

Visalia, California’s Jace Vander Weerd ranks fourth in the championship points. Racing the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd ran sixth at Chowchilla on August 9th. To date, the 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has one feature win, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led. Jace will have his sights on his fifth career series win by adding Tulare to his win list.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California has climbed to fifth in the USAC West Coast standings. Driving Mike Phulps #56 Mandarin Tri-L Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal scored fourteenth at Chowchilla after an early exit. Currently, the recently crowned 2-time USAC Western Classic Champion has five feature wins, four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 101 feature laps led on the season. Ryan will have his sights on tying the series record of six victories in a season, held by Bryan Clauson (2013), Peter Murphy (2009), and Richard Vander Weerd (2013).

Currently seventeenth in points, Trent Carter of Terra Bella, California leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Garrett Long, Connor Kassik, and Robert Nuckles are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Austin Liggett, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Marty Hawkins, Kevin Barnes, Jeff Sibley, Bud Kaeding, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Matt Day, Max Adams, T.J. Smith, Jake Swanson, Jonathan Logan, Scott Hall, and more.

Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved tickets are $25 and General Admission seats are $20. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at 559.688.0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- NON-WINGED 360 SPRINT COTTON CLASSIC WINNERS: 2009-Rusty Carlile, 2010-Terry Schank Jr., 2011-Peter Murphy, 2012-Ryan Bernal, 2013-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 5-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

TULARE USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 7-Ryan Bernal, 4-Bud Kaeding, 3-Richard Vander Weerd, 2-Kyle Larson, 2-Craig Stidham, 1-Dean Alexander, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Peter Murphy.

TULARE USAC WEST COAST 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Ryan Bernal – 15.158 (10/08/11)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Matt Mitchell-659, 2. Markus Niemela-631, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5. Ryan Bernal-512, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-500, --Troy Rutherford-500, 8. Austin Liggett-490, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-344, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-205, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-154, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

 

 

USAC ROOKIE CANDIDATES EYE SERIES FINALES

Drivers competing for USAC's "Rookie of the Year" awards are gearing up for the final events of 2014 as the National series enter their final two months.

Drivers Caleb Armstrong, Patrick Lawson and Christopher Bell are tops among rookies in the Silver Crown Championship while Jarett Andretti and Shane Cockrum appear to be the top AMSOIL Sprint Car leaders and Kevin Thomas Jr. sits atop the Honda National midget rookie tally.

Armstrong, of New Castle, Ind., is ninth in the Silver Crown points. A post-race technical infraction in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Rossburg, Ohio relegated him to a 10th place finish after a strong run and at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. in June he posted a fourth-place finish.

Lawson, of Edwardsville, Ill., has competed in seven Silver Crown races, scoring a trio of 12th-place finishes and is 11th in the standings entering the Syracuse, N.Y. finale Saturday.

Bell, of Norman, Okla., is the defending Honda USAC National Midget Champ and has a pair of top-10 finishes in his five 2014 Silver Crown outings, including a great third-place finish at Belleville, Kans. He's currently 13th in the series points.

The Silver Crown Championship Series concludes this Saturday in the "Salt City 78" at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Andretti, of Mooresville, N.C., is 14th in the AMSOIL National Sprint standings after 22 starts. His best feature finish was a ninth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. in April.

Cockrum, of Benton, Ill., has posted four "top-10s" on his way to 16th in the Sprint points. His best finish was a seventh in the "Indiana Sprint Week" opener at Gas City, Ind. His 2014 USAC resume also sports a victory in the "Ted Horn 100" Silver Crown races at DuQuoin, Ill.

The AMSOIL National Sprint Cars wrap up the 2014 campaign with four races in California and Arizona. Perris Auto Speedway hosts the "Budweiser Oval Nationals" November 7-8 and Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" November 14-15.

Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., started the first nine Honda National Midget features and compiled four "top-10s" including a pair of sixth-places in the season openers. Although there are several other Midget contenders, Thomas currently tops the list.

The Honda National Midgets close out the 2014 campaign with the November 20-22 Sands Chevrolet '"Western World Championships" at Peoria, Ariz. and the November 27 "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris, Calif.

 

 

2 NIGHTS AT ACE FOR EASTERN HPDs;

BUCKLEY, KEY SCORE AT LEMOORE; COEBURN CANCELLED

Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. hosts back-to-back USAC Eastern HPD Midget races Friday and Saturday as the 2014 series begins its final stretch.

Scott Hunter continues to lead the standings, 112 points ahead of Calvin Carroll entering the two Ace races. Saturday's originally-scheduled Eastern race at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. was cancelled.

Davey Key of Fresno, Calif. led all 20 laps to win Friday night's 20-lap USAC HPD Western Dirt Midget feature at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway, It was his first series start! Western point leader Shawn Buckley finished second ahead of Western Dirt point leader Ashley Hazelton, Davey Marcotte and Wally Pankratz.

Buckley, of Simi Valley, Calif., led all 25 laps to win Saturday night's feature at Lemoore Raceway. Hazelton took second ahead of Wally Pankratz, Marvin Mitchell and Key.

The USAC Western HPD Dirt Midgets resume action November 14 at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. while Madera (Calif.) Speedway hosts the USAC Western HPD Pavement Midgets October 18.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-575, 2-Marvin Mitchell-416, 3-Shawn Buckley-414, 4-Wally Pankratz-328, 5-Cody Jessop-327, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Davey Marcotte-216, 8-Davey Key-125, 9-Sean Watts-74, 10-Randi Pankratz-69.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,333, 2-Ashley Hazelton-926, 3-Cody Jessop-789, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Joel Rayborne-622, 7-Annie Briedinger-581, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416,

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-789, 2-Calvin Carroll-677, 3-Tyler Corriher-650, 4-Nikki Carroll-567, 5-Chris Lamb-559, 6-Matt Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Nolan Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

BERNAL CLOSES WESTERN CLASSIC TITLE WITH PETALUMA WIN

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. is the 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion. Saturday night he piloted the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S to victory at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway scoring his fifth win in eight starts!

Bernal passed Shawn Arriaga on lap four and led the rest of the way. Geoff Ensign finished second ahead of Frankie Guerrini, Bradley Terrell and Terry Schank Jr.

Bernal's win gave him a 168-point margin over runner-up Matt Mitchell in the final series standings.

Final 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-501, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Rchard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-278, 7-Austin Liggett-232, 8-Scott Hall-215, 9-Jeff Sibley-212, 10-Markus Niemela-211.

 

 

FRIESEN, TOBIAS JOIN "SALT CITY 78" FIELD FOR SYRACUSE

Two of America's Eastern driving stars have thrown their hat into the ring for this Saturday's "Salt City 78" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Rich Tobias Jr. of Lebanon, Pa. are among entered drivers in the series finale, a 78-mile, 78-lap contest on one of America's most storied ovals.

The race is part of the track's NAPA Auto Parts "Super Dirt Week XLIII" slate which includes a variety of motorsports racing events. The Silver Crown Cars are scheduled to practice at 2:05 pm Friday, with qualifications at 5:40 pm. Saturday's Silver Crown feature gets the green flag at 1:30 pm.

Friesen, winner of the recent SEF Small Engine Fuels 200-lapper at the New York State Fairgrounds oval and a former two-time winner of Syracuse's Big-Block "200", will pilot the #99 RPM/Fred Gormly entry as a teammate to USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons Jr. Coons is the most recent series winner, taking the September 21 "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Tobias, son of the legendary Pennsylvania driver Dick Tobias, returns to the series after a two-year hiatus driving his own #177 Tobias/Chevy. Tobias' last Silver crown start came in the 2012 finale and he has 64 career starts dating back to 1999. In 2003 he won the prestigious "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fair.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif., winner of four Silver Crown dirt races already this season, enters Saturday's race with a 12-point margin in the standings over runner-up Tracy Hines, the 2000 series champion. Hines has four seconds, two thirds and two fourths in nine 2014 starts.

Defending Silver Crown Champion Bobby East also retains hope for a 2014 championship, trailing Swanson by 45 points with 66 total points available at Syracuse.

Dave Darland owns the one-lap Syracuse track qualifying record of 119.713 mph. Saturday's race will be the first for the USAC Silver Crown cars at the New York State Fairgrounds since J.J. Yeley's 2003 victory. Tobias finished second in that race ahead of third-place Darland.

Drivers who competed in the 2003 Syracuse race expected to return, including Tobias, are sixth-place A.J. Fike, 13th-place Coons, 16th-place Russ Gamester and 17th-place Wes Miller.

USAC Championship racing at Syracuse dates back to 1956 when Tony Bettenhausen was victorious in a 100-mile race. Other USAC winners include Elmer George (1957), Johnny Thomson (1958), Eddie Sachs (1959), Bobby Grim (1960) Rodger Ward (1961 and 1962), Al Unser (1974), Sheldon Kinser (1975), Pancho Carter (1976 and 1978), Larry Dickson (1977) and Yeley (2002 and 2003).

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Dave Darland-234.

 

 

JOHNSON EYES SATURDAY'S SW RACE AT PRESCOTT VALLEY

One track that hasn't fallen to R.J. Johnson's grasp this season is Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway, Saturday's host to the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

Actually Johnson's two worst outings in his 17 starts this year both came at Prescott Valley, where he has posted a sixth and a 20th! He's won at five of the other tracks contested this year, accounting for a total of nine wins! The only other track he hasn't won at is Central Arizona Raceway where he finished third behind winner Charles Davis Jr. in the most recent Southwest outing.

Davis, who sits 130 points behind Johnson in the latest standings, has four wins and four seconds in 17 starts so far this season.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3-Josh Pelkey-950, 4-Shon Deskins-870, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-614, 9-Michael Curtis-581, 10-Nick Aiuto-570.

 

 

ABREU'S TITLE CHASE "ON HOLD" UNTIL NOV. 20 AT PEORIA;

WEATHER CLAIMS "GOLD CROWN MIDGET NATIONALS" AT TRI-CITY

Rico Abreu's drive to the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Championship won't resume until November 20 when the series travels to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. to begin the three-night 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships."

The series went into hibernation last weekend as continuing rains and low temperatures conspired to force cancellation of the 6th Annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" three-night extravaganza at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.

That left Abreu with a 79-point lead entering the November races at Peoria. Teammate Christopher Bell, the defending series champion, is second in the current standings.

The 2014 series and the USAC calendar will conclude November 27 with the running of the 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 4-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 4, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-13.154; 2. Wally Pankratz, 98, Pankratz-13.249; 3. Shawn Buckley, 91, Ram Bull-13.416; 4. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-13.579; 5. Davey Key, 11E, Elliott-13.598; 6. Davey Marcotte, 37, Pankratz-13.854; 7. Tres VanDyne, 3, Love-15.309; 8. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-15.971.

HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Pankratz, 2. Hazelton, 3. Buckley, 4. Key, 5. Marcotte, 6. Mitchell, 7. Rayborne, 8. VanDyne. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Ashley Hazelton, 3. Wally Pankratz, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Davey Key, 6. Joel Rayborne, 7. Davey Marcotte, 8. Tres VanDyne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Buckley.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-567, 2-Mitchell-415, 3-Buckley-409, 4-Cody Jessop-313, 5-W.Pankratz-321, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Marcotte-213, 8-Key-119, 9-Sean Watts-74, 10-Randi Pankratz-69.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,328, 2-Hzelton-918, 3-Cody Jessop=785, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Rayborne-622, 7-Annie Briedinger-581, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Mitchell-415,

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):November 14-15- Visalia, CA - Plaza Park Raceway

 

 

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 4, 2014 – Petaluma, California – Petaluma Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-13.998; 2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.410; 3. Sparky Howard, 6, Howard-14.467; 4. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-14.553; 5. Joe Stornetta, 9N, Lathrop-14.597; 6. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.698; 7. Shawn Arriaga, 56J, Arriaga-14.710; 8. Frankie Guerrini, 27, Thomas-14.717; 9. Bradley Terrell, 3X, Dupont-14.739; 10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.767; 11. Jason McIntosh, 33, McIntosh-14.783; 12. Paul Alonso, 1P, Alonso-14.820; 13. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.823; 14. Tommy Laliberte, 56X, Thomas-14.929; 15. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-14.914; 16. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.000; 17. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-15.197; 18. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.582; 19. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-16.146; 20. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rollag, 2. Ensign, 3. Adams, 4. Arriaga, 5. Richardson, 6. Sibley, 7. Hall. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Stornetta, 3. Guerrini, 4. McIntosh, 5. Brenton, 6. Laliberte, 7. Deshaies. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schank, 2. Terrell, 3. Alonso, 4. Hawkins, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Howard. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Frankie Guerrini, 4. Bradley Terrell, 5. Terry Schank Jr., 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. Joe Stornetta, 8. Brett Rollag, 9. Max Adams, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. Sparky Howard, 12. Adam Brenton, 13. Paul Alonso, 14. Eli Deshaies, 15. Greg Higginbotham, 16. Jason McIntosh, 17. Jim Richardson, 18. Shawn Arriaga, 19. Scott Hall. NT

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 3, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Wally Pankratz, 98, Pankratz-12.585; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-12.787; 3. Davey Key, 11E, Elliott-12.821; 4. Shawn Buckley, 91, Ram Bull-12.931; 5. Cody Jessop, 3L, Love-13.037; 6. Davey Marcotte, 37, Pankratz-13.401; 7. Robert Dalby, 2U, Ram Bull-14.191, 8. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-NT.

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Davey Key, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Ashley Hazelton, 4. Davey Marcotte, 5. Wally Pankratz, 6. Robery Dalby, 7. Cody Jessop, 8. Marvin Mitchell. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Key.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-497, 2-Mitchell-361, 3-Buckley-339, 4-Jessop-323, 5-Cory Elliott-287, 6-Pankratz-254, 7-Marcotte-156, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Davey Key-64.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,258, 2-Hazelton-848, 3-Jessop-785, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):October 4 - Lemoore (CA) Raceway

 

 

EASTERN, WESTERN HPDs IN ACTION;

WASHINGTON CHAMP GOETZ ADDS EXCLAMATION POINT!

Virginia and California share the spotlight in USAC HPD Midget action this week with the Eastern and Western Dirt series continuing their 2014 campaigns.

Saturday's Eastern race is at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. while Western Dirt races are slated Friday and Saturday nights at the Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway.

Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. scored his 10th USAC Washington HPD victory of 2014 Saturday night as the series concluded at Grays Harbor Raceway. In wrapping up the championship Goetz led all 25 laps to beat Garrett Thomas, Jeremy Miller, Michael Vollbrecht and Lance Sargent. Award winners Saturday were Lance Sargent (SPEEDMART Hard Charger), Todd Hartman (Highline Performance), Tristin Thomas (Earhof Fast Time) and Nic Larson (Emma Lanes).

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-438, 2-Marvin Mitchell-322, 3-Cory Elliott-287, 4-Cody Jessop-279, 5-Shawn Buckley-279, 6-Wally Pankratz-200, 7-Davey Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,198, 2-Ashley Hazelton-789, 3-Cody Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-903, 2-Garrett Thomas-750, 3-Michael Vollbrecht-683, 4-Hannah Lindquist-681, 5-Tristin Thomas-629, 6-Dougie James-601, 7-Lance Sargent-545, 8-Todd Hartman-503, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Jeremy Miller-404.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-789, 2-Calvin Carroll-677, 3-Tyler Corriher-650, 4-Nikki Carroll-567, 5-Chris Lamb-559, 6-Matt Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Nolan Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

PIERSON WRAPS DMA TITLE AROUND BEAR RIDGE VICTORY!

Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. concluded his 2014 USAC DMA Midget championship season with his ninth feature victory in 12 starts!

He led the final 18 laps of Saturday night's 30-lap finale at Bear Ridge Speedway to beat fast qualifier Alex Bright, Tim Gallant, Tim Hodge and Ray Miller. Miller led the first three laps and Joe Krawiec led the next nine before yielding to Pierson.

In addition to Pierson's nine wins, he added a pair of seconds in his 12 appearances. Josh Sunn ended the year as the points runner-up, but finished 191 points shy of Pierson's total.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-1,010, 2-Josh Sunn-819, 3-Scott Holcomb-732, 4-Scott Viets-683, 5-Ray Miller-679, 6-Mike Chaffee-669, 7-Dean Christensen-650, 8-Joe Krawiec-622, 9-Tim Hodge-601, 10-Champagne-579.

 

 

CLASSIC SPRINTS CLOSE AT PETALUMA SATURDAY

The USAC Western Classic Sprint cars conclude their 2014 campaign this Saturday at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway and series point leader Ryan Bernal will try to cap his championship season.

Four victories, a third and a fifth in seven starts have led to Bernal's 95-point lead over runner-up Matt Mitchell, who hopes to post his second series win at Placerville after winning earlier this season at Watsonville, Calif.

Nic Faas, third in the standings, has accounted for the other two feature wins this year.

2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-428, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Austin Liggett-232, 7-Marty Hawkins-227, 8-Markus Niemela-211, 9-Scott Hall-198, 10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS PREPARE FOR OCT. 11 AT PRESCOTT VALLEY;

RAIN CLAIMS PEORIA'S "BRAWL FOR IT ALL"

USAC's Southwest and West Coast Sprint car series take a hiatus this week after rains forced cancellation of last Saturday night's "Brawl for it All" event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

The Southwest Sprint cars resume October 11 at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway and the West Coast Sprint cars resume November 6 as the opener of the "Budweiser Oval Nationals" at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.

R.J. Johnson continues to lead the Southwest standings and takes a 130-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. into the Prescott Valley race.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3-Josh Pelkey-950, 4-Shon Deskins-870, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-614, 9-Michael Curtis-581, 10-Nick Aiuto-570.

 

 

6TH GOLD CROWN MIDGET NATIONALS THIS WEEK AT GRANITE CITY

Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. hosts the next event for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midgets and the series championship could hang in the balance. It's the 6th running of the "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" Thursday-Saturday.

The three-night extravaganza (Thursday-Saturday) will showcase the nation's top Midget drivers battling for enhanced prize money, including Saturday night's $10,000 first-place payout.

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. has been the driver to beat all year and has a 79-point lead over teammate and defending National champion Christopher Bell but more than 200 points are available at the Gold Crown.

Abreu, one of several drivers expected to do "double duty" at Granite City (the event also includes the MOWA 410 Winged Sprint Cars), has been nothing short of spectacular this season. He started the year with nine straight "podium" finishes and in 14 starts he has five wins, three seconds and four thirds as the anchor driver for the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team.

Included in Abreu's 2014 victories are the prestigious Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, a sweep in the "Kokomo Grand Prix" in Indiana and another triumph at Lawrenceburg, Ind. He and Bell will combine forces with teammate Tanner Thorson to give the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team a formidable triple punch.

Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson also figures to be among pre-race favorites after his recent "4-Crown Nationals" win at Rossburg, Ohio.

Preliminary-night features are 25 laps each and Saturday night's finale is a 40-lapper over the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Darren Hagen (2010), Jerry Coons Jr. (2008) and defending champ Bell are former "Gold Crown" champs expected to vie for this year's glory. Other "Gold Crown" champs include Kyle Larson (2012) and Levi Jones (2011).

The race marks the final Midwestern appearance of the Honda USAC National Midgets which travel to California for their finale at the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night.

A great field of cars, sparked by no conflicting Midget events that weekend, is expected. In addition a kick-ball game, volleyball game for drivers and tug-of-war, also for competing drivers, is planned. Saturday's feature will sport a minimum record 27-car field.

Drivers from across the nation will be competing, including a strong contingent of Illinois and Missouri drivers, including Zach Daum of nearby Pocahontas, Ill., who posted an impressive prelim victory at this year's Belleville Midget Nationals.

Gates at Tri-City Speedway open at 5 pm each night after pit gates open at 3. General admission prices are $22 Thursday, $25 Friday and $28 Saturday. Pit passes are $35 each and kids 12 and under are $10 each.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-867, 2-Bell-788, 3-Hines-786, 4-Clauson-744, 5-Daum-663, 6-Windom-594, 7-Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

 

 

SPRINTS NOW EYE NOVEMBER FINALES!

CLAUSON WINS LAWRENCEBURG "FALL NATIONALS"

Brady Bacon will take a 51-point lead over Bryan Clauson into four final AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races in November in California and Arizona. He'll try to be the first of Dynamics, Inc.'s drivers to claim the title since Jerry Coons Jr. in 2008. Bacon's three feature victories this year have brought the Dynamics/Hoffman Auto Racing team's all-time leading series total to 85.

Bacon finished second to Bryan Clauson in Saturday night's City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals" 30-lapper at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. It was Bacon's 12th "podium" finish of the campaign.

Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., led all 30 laps of Saturday night's feature in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Chevy Performance/Curb Beast/Kistler. Hines finished third ahead of Justin Grant and Jerry Coons Jr. The victory was worth $10,000 to Clauson and the team.

Dave Darland now sits third in the AMSOIL standings, 79 behind Bacon entering the western closers.

Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway hosts the 19th Annual "Budweiser Oval Nationals" November 7-8 and Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the 14th Annual Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" November 14-15. All four events feature points for the AMSOIL National and USAC/CRA Sprint series.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,762, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,711, 3-Dave Darland-1,683, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Chase Stockon-1,474, 6-Tracy Hines-1,401, 7-Justin Grant-1,376, 8-Chris Windom-1,351, 9-Robert Ballou-1,284, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,188.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 27, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 1. Alex Bright, 29, Bright-13.932; 2. Adam Pierson, 76M, Manafort-14.026; 3. Josh Sunn, 76, Manafort-14.173; 4. Barry Kittredge, 21k, Kittredge-14.193; 5. Scott Holcomb, 47, Myers/Miller-14.249; 6, Joe Krawiec, 3, Matczak-14.268; 7. Ray Miller, 1w, Miller14.273; 8. Jeff Champagne, 77, Champagne14.282; 9. Tim Hodge, 5, Hodge14.293; 10. Dean Christensen, 9, Miller-14.297; 11. Jamie Spalding, 93, Spalding-14.312; 12. Adam Whitney, 12, Whitney-14.322; 13. Vincent Lucca, 11v, Miller-14.388; 14. Tim Gallant, 33, Gallant-14.342; 15. Ryan Charland, 6, Charland-14.397; 16. Jeff Horn, 1R, Mossman-14.576; 17. Mike Chaffee, 18c, Chaffee-14.647; 18. Alex Rose, 11R, Miller-14.647; 19. John Heydenreich, 22, Givens-14.723; 20. Ken Johnson, 46, Johnson-14.775; 21. Rob Williams, 78, Otterman-14.831; 22. Lauryn Burd, 21B, Burd-15.126; 23. Amanda Habel, 09, Habel-16.292; 24. Calvin Chardonnet, 71, Chardonnet-NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Tim Gallant, 4. Tim Hodge, 5. Ray Miller, 6. Barry Kittredge, 7. Jamie Spalding, 8. Ryan Charland, 9. Jeff Champagne, 10. Ken Johnson, 11. Lauryn Burd, 12. Vincent Lucca, 13. Calvin Chardonnet, 14. Amanda Habel, 15. Adam Whitney, 16. Dean Christensen, 17. Mike Chaffee, 18. Joe Krawiec. 19. Scott Holcomb, 20. Jeff Horn, 21. Alex Rose, 22. Rob Williams, 23. John Heydenreich, 24. Josh Sunn. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Miller, Laps 4-12 Krawiec, Laps 13-30 Pierson.

FINAL USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-1,010, 2-Sunn-819, 3-Holcomb-732, 4-Scott iets-683, 5-Miller-678, 6-Chaffee-668, 6-Christensen-649, 7-Krawiec-622, 8-Hodge-600, 9-Champagne-578, 10-Whitney-568.

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 27, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

SCRAMBLE: (8 laps) 1. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 2. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz). 3. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 4. Tristin Thomas (#9T Thomas), 5. Jeremy Miller (#46 Miller), 6. Hannah Lindquist (#3H Lindquist), 7. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 8. Annika Johanson (#27 Johanson). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Nik Larson (#8 Larson) and Todd Hartman (#21H Hartman).

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Jeremy Miller, 4. Michael Vollbrecht, 5. Lance Sargent, 6. Hannah Lindquist, 7. Nik Larson, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Tristin Thomas. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Goetz.

FINAL USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-903, 2-G.Thomas-750, 3-Vollbrecht-683, 4-Lindquist-681, 5-T.Thomas-629, 6-Dougie James-601, 7-Sargent-545, 8-Hartman-503, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Miller-404.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 27, 2014 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway - City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.985; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.035; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.036; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.074; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.229; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.260; 7. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-14.311; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.312; 9. Daron Clayton, 92k, Clayton-14.315; 10. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.315; 11. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.330; 12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-14.330; 13. Thomas Meseraull, 18x, Keen-14.347; 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Nolen/Schuerenberg-14.354;15. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.363; 16. Scotty Weir, 27a, Elson-14.420; 17. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-14.442; 18. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.466; 19. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.483; 20. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.517; 21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-14.517; 22. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532; 23. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.560; 24. Drew Abel, 04, Abel-14.688; 25. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Coomer-14.747; 26. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-14.795; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.803; 28. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.986; 29. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-15.293; 30. Dwayne Spille, 71, Spille-15.842; 31. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-16.101; 32. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Meseraull, 3. Darland, 4. Ballou, 5. Grant, 6. Clayton, 7. Hewitt, 8. Goodnight. 1:56.13

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Clauson, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Andretti, 6. Robbins, 7. Westerfield, 8. Spille. 1:53.17

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Coons, 3. Jarrett, 4. Hines, 5. Haudenschild, 6. Weber, 7. Simon, 8. Hery. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cottle, 3. Stockon, 4. Windom, 5. Weir, 6. Moffatt, 7. Abel, 8. Abrams. 1:58.62

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Haudenschild, 2. Grant, 3. Clayton, 4. Andretti, 5. Weir, 6. Simon, 7. Robbins, 8. Westerfeld, 9. Hewitt, 10. Moffatt, 11. Abrams, 12. Abel, 13. Goodnight,14. Spille, 15. Weber. 3:11.92

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Jac Haudenschild, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Daron Clayton, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Scotty Weir, 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. C.J. Leary, 20. Logan Jarrett, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Shane Cottle. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Clauson.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Brady-1,762, 2-Clauson-1,711, 3-Darland-1,683, 4-Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Stockon-1,474, 6-Hines-1,401, 7-Grant-1,376, 8-Windom-1,351, 9-Ballou-1,284, 10-Schuerenberg-1,188.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: November 6-7 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Budweiser Oval Nationals"

 

 

“3RD ANNUAL BRAWL FOR IT ALL” AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 24, 2014... This Saturday, September 27th, Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria will host the “3rd Annual Brawl For It All.” Featuring the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, the second round of the “Grudge Series" will pay $2,500-to-win and will showcase a talented roster of drivers from Arizona, California, and New Mexico. The action packed card will also feature Mini Sprints, Dwarf Cars, and AMA Mod Lites. The Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

Saturday’s event will mark the thirteenth USAC SouthWest race of the season at Canyon Speedway Park. Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson and Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana are tied for the series lead with three main event wins at Canyon in 2014. Shon Deskins of Phoenix holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.827, set at last year’s “Brawl For It All” on September 28th.

After winning the “Sin City Showdown” at Las Vegas on March 6th, Austin Liggett of Tracy, California sits atop the “Grudge Series” point chase. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett took the lead from J.J. Yeley on lap three and stormed to his first USAC Sprint Car feature win. Yeley, Mike Spencer, Nic Faas, and Josh Pelkey followed the 2012 USAC West Coast Rookie of the Year to the checkered flags.

Heading to the “Brawl For It All,” R.J. Johnson has a 130-point advantage in the USAC SouthWest standings. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson raced to third at Casa Grande last Saturday after starting tenth. To date, the defending SouthWest Champion has ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his credit.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California took over the USAC West Coast point lead after claiming his first series win at Watsonville on August 8th and scoring fourth at Chowchilla the following night. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell three heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season.

Inaugural “Brawl For It All” winner “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, and Nick Aiuto round out the top-10 drivers in the USAC SouthWest point standings.

Markus Niemela, Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Ryan Bernal, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, Nic Faas, and Dennis Howell are chasing Matt Mitchell in the USAC West Coast points.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are 5-time USAC/CRA Champion and last year’s “Brawl winner” Mike Spencer, multi-time ASCS Champion “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl, Brian Hosford, Mike Colegrove, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, and more.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult Tickets are $15 with $2 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- BRAWL FOR IT ALL WINNERS: 2012-Charles Davis Jr., 2013-Mike Spencer.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Shon Deskins – 13.827 (09/28/13)

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Dave Darland, 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 5-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 9-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Josh Pelkey, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CANYON USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 2-R.J. Johnson, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC GRUDGE SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1. Austin Liggett-66, 2. J.J. Yeley-64, 3. Mike Spencer-60, 4. Nic Faas-54, 5. Troy Rutherford-53, 6. Josh Pelkey-52, 7. Markus Niemela-49, 8. Charles Davis Jr.-44, 9. Matt Mitchell-39, 10. Mike Martin-37, 11. Brody Roa-36, 12. Jimmy Crawford-34, 13. Landon Hurst-30, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-27, ---Dennis Howell-27, 16. Michael Faccinto-24, ---A.J. Bender-24, Rusty Carlile-24, 19. Richard Vander Weerd-21, 20. Danny Faria Jr.-19, 21. Georgie Morris-17, 22. Tye Mihocko-15, 23. Mike Colegrove-14, 24. Shon Deskins-1, ---Andrew Reinbold-1, ---Reece Goetz-1.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1089, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3. Josh Pelkey-950, 4. Shon Deskins-870, 5. Matt Rossi-849, 6. Mike Martin-811, 7. Tye Mihocko-769, 8. Andy Reinbold-615, 9. Michael Curtis-581, 10. Nick Aiuto-570, 11. Brian Hosford-529, 12. Mike Colegrove-502, 13. Bruce St. James-495, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Stevie Sussex-308, 17. Mike Bonneau-289, 18. Chris Bonneau-287, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-245.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Matt Mitchell-659, 2. Markus Niemela-631, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5. Ryan Bernal-512, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-500, --Troy Rutherford-500, 8. Austin Liggett-490, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-344, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-205, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-154, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

 

 

TREY MARCHAM RETURNS TO BAKERSFIELD VICTORY CIRCLE

By Lance Jennings

BAKERSFIELD, CA – SEPTEMBER 22, 2014... Continuing his impressive sophomore campaign, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham earned the Saturday night victory at Bakersfield Speedway. Taking the lead from Alex Schutte on lap ten, last season’s Rookie of the Year claimed his third Honda USAC Western Midget Series triumph of 2014. Ronnie Gardner, Sean Dodenhoff, Jonathon Henry, and Schutte followed Marcham to the checkered flags.

Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Trey Marcham qualified tenth out of the twenty racers at Bakersfield and ran third in his heat race. To date, Marcham is second in both the dirt and overall standings with two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 77 feature laps led to his credit.

Continuing his bid for a second title, Ronnie Gardner of Norco ran second at Bakersfield Speedway. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner was second fast in time trials and won the 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Currently first in the dirt and overall point chase, Ronnie has a 36-point advantage with two feature wins, four VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led.

Bakersfield’s Sean Dodenhoff took third at his hometown racetrack. Racing his #9D Lightning Medical Pro / Torco Oil Spike, Dodenhoff qualified seventh overall and won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. To date, Sean has one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 18 feature laps led on the year.

Johnathon Henry of Stockton placed fourth in the 30-lap feature. Racing Chad Nichols’ #17 Spike Chassis / Finishline Construction Spike, Henry was credited with eighteenth fast in time trials and ran second to Kyle Smith in his heat race. Running a limited schedule, the versatile driver has one heat race victory and two top-10 finishes.

Redding’s Alex Schutte led the first nine laps of the main event before scoring fifth at the checkered flags. Driving the Schutte / McElwee #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike, Schutte qualified fifth overall and placed third in his heat race. To date, the former champion is third in the dirt series and fourth in the overall points with two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.

David Prickett of Fresno earned his first VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award of 2014. Piloting Gary Conterno’s #55X Terno Products & Manufacturing / Western Performance Parts Spike, Prickett was fourth in his heat race and scored thirteenth in the Bakersfield feature.

Moorpark’s Kyle Smith returned to USAC Competition and won the night’s Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. Racing the family owned #55 Agromin Soil / Waste Management Stealth, Smith qualified twelfth overall and placed seventh in the main event.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series will take a break, before returning to action on November 20th for the 3-day “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships” at Canyon Speedway Park. Co-sanctioned with the Honda USAC National Midgets, the events will also showcase the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. David Prickett, 55x, Conterno-13.241; 2. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.398; 3. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-13.442; 4. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.443; 5. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.474; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.665; 7. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.773; 8. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.801; 9. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-13.803; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.881; 11. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.887; 12. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-13. 965; 13. Steve Davis, 2, Davis-14.032; 14. Terry Nichols, 1p, Nichols-14.135; 15. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-14.802; 16. Jeff Harrington, 9E, Harrington-NT; 17. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-NT; 18. Jonathan Henry, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-NT; 20. Doug Hunting, 2H, Hunting-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Dodenhoff, 2. McQueen, 3. Marcham, 4. Prickett, 5. Harrington, 6. Davis, 7. Swanson. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. Guerrini, 3. Schutte, 4. Blondel, 5. T.Nichols, 6. Shelton. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Henry, 3. Ennis, 4. Pankratz, 5. Pries, 6. Dolacki. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Sean Dodenhoff, 4. Jonathan Henry, 5. Alex Schutte, 6. Randi Pankratz, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Tyler Dolacki, 10. Barry Pries, 11. Jeff Harrington, 12. Jarid Blondel, 13. David Prickett, 14. Ricky Shelton, 15. Chris Ennis, 16. Frankie Guerrini, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Cody Swanson. NT ---------------------------- **Nichols flipped on lap 6 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Schutte, Laps 10-30 Marcham.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Schutte-390, 4-Blondel-342, 5-McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Dodenhoff-283, 8-Ennis-216, 9-Dolacki-194, 10-Shelton-175.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Blondel-563, 4-Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chiello-322, 8-McQueen-296, 9-Dodenhoff-283, 10-Ennis-216.

 

 

CHARLES DAVIS JR. SPRINTS TO CASA GRANDE TRIUMPH

By Lance Jennings

CASA GRANDE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 22, 2014... Starting eleventh, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took the lead from Stevie Sussex on lap ten and sailed to victory at Central Arizona Speedway. For Davis, the $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win was his fourth triumph of the campaign. Matt Rossi, R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey, and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Charles Davis Jr. earned his second “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors of 2014. Before claiming his tenth career series win, the five-time state champion placed fourth in his heat race and ranked eleventh in the nightly passing points. Heading to Canyon Speedway Park’s “Brawl For It All,” Davis is second in points with twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix claimed second at Casa Grande after starting seventh. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi was third in his heat race and placed seventh in passing points. To date, Matt is fifth in the SouthWest standings with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson raced from tenth to score third at Central Arizona Speedway. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson ran third in his heat race and was seated tenth in the nightly passing points. The defending champion has a 130-point advantage heading to Saturday night with ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his credit.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria led the second and third lap of the feature before taking fourth at the checkered flags. Racing Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the night’s third heat race and ranked fourth in passing points. Currently, the former ASCA Champion is third in the standings with three feature wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led.

Yuma’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin drove to fifth at Casa Grande after starting eighth. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin was second in his heat race to Stevie Sussex and was seated eighth in passing points. Heading to the “Brawl For It All,” the former Hall of Fame Classic winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led in 2014.

Brian Hosford of Gilbert took the win in the night’s first 10-lap heat race. Driving Berne Weber’s #32B Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers / Invision Auto Body Spike, Hosford was the high point driver in passing points and scored twelfth in the main event. To date, Brian is eleventh in the standings with two heat race victories and four top-10 finishes.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex earned his first heat race win of the season. Driving the #21AZ Pro Tech Coatings / KSE Custom Drywall entry, Sussex was third in passing points and led five laps of the main event before scoring fourteenth. In limited appearances, Sussex is sixteenth in points with one hard charger award and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.

This Saturday, September 27th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to action at Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The $2,500-to-win "Brawl For It All" is the second round of the "Grudge Series" with the USAC West Coast Sprints and will also feature Mini Sprints, Dwarf Cars, and AMA ModLites. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (7223).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 – Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (11th), 2. Matt Rossi (7th), 3. R.J. Johnson (10th), 4. Josh Pelkey (3rd), 5. Mike Martin (8th), 6. Andy Reinbold (5th), 7. Ronnie Clark (14th), 8. Shon Deskins (1st), 9. Chris Bonneau (9th), 10. Michael Curtis (2nd), 11. Mike Colegrove (13th), 12. Brian Hosford (6th), 13. Katherine Aragon (16th), 14. Stevie Sussex (4th), 15. Corey Hurley (17th), 16. Bruce St. James (12th), 17. Mike Bonneau (18th), 18. Tye Mihocko (15th). NT ---------------------------- *Mihocko flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Deskins, Laps 2-3 Pelkey, Laps 4-9 Sussex, Laps 10-30 Davis. HARD CHARGER: Charles Davis Jr. (11th to 1st)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1089, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3. Josh Pelkey-950, 4. Shon Deskins-870, 5. Matt Rossi-849, 6. Mike Martin-811, 7. Tye Mihocko-769, 8. Andy Reinbold-615, 9. Michael Curtis-581, 10. Nick Aiuto-570, 11. Brian Hosford-529, 12. Mike Colegrove-502, 13. Bruce St. James-495, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Stevie Sussex-308, 17. Mike Bonneau-289, 18. Chris Bonneau-287, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-245.

 

 

WEST/SOUTHWEST COMBO RACE AT CANYON SATURDAY;

DAVIS GRABS CASA GRANDE GOLD

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts a USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car combo this Saturday, featuring cars and stars of two USAC Western racing series.

R.J. Johnson leads the Southwest series into the full points race while Matt Mitchell is the current leader in the West Coast series which eyes this event as a special "non-points" race.

Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. wheeled the Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services RSS/Ott to victory in last Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Matt Rossi took the runner-up spot ahead of R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin.

Davis' victory halted Johnson's five-race winning streak in the Southwest series. Johnson enjoys a 130-point lead over runner-up Davis going into Saturday's race at Peoria.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-659, 2-Markus Niemela-631, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5-Ryan Bernal-512, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3-Josh Pelkey-950, 4-Shon Deskins-870, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-615, 9-Michael Curtis-581, 10-Nick Aiuto-570

 

 

DMA MIDGET FINALE SATURDAY AT BEAR RIDGE;

#8 FOR PIERSON EARNS "DOUBLE" POINTS

The 2014 USAC DMA Midget champion will be crowned this Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. as the series concludes its campaign.

Point leader Adam Pierson of Bradford virtually locked up the 2014 USAC title with his eighth victory of the year Saturday night at Bear Ridge. He passed Vice Lucca on lap eight and led the rest of the 25-lap race to beat Josh Sunn, Scott Holcomb, Tim Hodge and Lucca.

Saturday's race offered "double" points, leaving Pierson with a 143-point lead over Sunn in the new standings. Scott Holcomb, Scott Viets and Mike Chaffee round out the "top-five" in points entering the series finale.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-944, 2-Josh Sunn-801, 3-Scott Holcomb-714, 4-Scott Viets-683, 5-Mike Chaffee-649, 6-Ray Miller-630, 7-Dean Christensen-628, 8-Joe Krawiec-603, 9-Tim Hodge-549, 10-Adam Whitney-545.

 

 

HPDs AT GRAYS HARBOR SATURDAY;

LAKATOS, HUNTER, LAMB, ELLIOTT, SARGENT & JAMES VICTORIOUS

USAC HPD Midget action this week is limited to Saturday night's Washington race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma. Chase Goetz continues to lead those standings by 150 points over runner-up Garrett Thomas.

Cory Elliot of Bakersfield, Calif. led all 25 laps to win Saturday night's USAC Western HPD Midget race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Wally Pankratz took second ahead of Cody Jessop, Ashley Hazelton and Davey Marcotte.

Josh Lakatos of Portland, Ore., Scott Hunter of Milford, Mich. and Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. notched USAC Eastern HPD Midget wins over the weekend in North Carolina. Lakatos and Hunter grabbed wins Friday night at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw. Lakatos, who was USAC's 2003 California Ford Focus North Champion, led the final six laps to win the first 25-lap feature over Tyler Corriher, Hunter, Calvin Carroll and Matt Lundstrom. Nolan Allison led the first eight laps and Corriher the next 11. Hunter led all 25 laps to win the nightcap over Carroll, Lundstrom, Corriher and Lamb.

Lamb won Saturday's 35-lap race at Hickory Motor Speedway. He led the last 30 laps after passing Calvin Carroll on lap six. Hunter finished second ahead of Corriher, Lundstrom and Mike Ward. Nikki Carroll led the first three laps and Calvin Carroll the next two before Lamb took over.

Lance Sargent of Spanaway, Wash. and Dougie James of Shoreline, Wash. earned USAC Washington "special event" wins this past weekend. Sargent led wire-to-wire to win Friday night's race at Deming Speedway. Fast qualifier Tristin Thomas took second ahead of Michael Vollbrecht, James and Al Goldie. James led the final 13 laps to win Saturday night's race at Deming. Vollbrecht, Thomas, Sargent and Lance Hallmark trailed at the checkered flag.

The Eastern series resumes October 4 with a race at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. while the Western dirt series continues October 3-4 at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway. Last Saturday's Western race at Chowchilla (Calif.) Raceway was cancelled by the race organizer.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-438, 2-Marvin Mitchell-322, 3-Cory Elliott-287, 4-Cody Jessop-279, 5-Shawn Buckley-279, 6-Wally Pankratz-200, 7-Davey Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,198, 2-Ashley Hazelton-789, 3-Cody Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-843, 2-Garrrett Thomas-693, 3-Hannah Lindquist-636, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-632, 5-Dougie James-601, 5-Tristin Thomas-593, 7-Lance Sargent-497, 8-Todd Hartman-464, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Jeremy Miller-350.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-789, 2-Calvin Carroll-677, 3-Tyler Corriher-650, 4-Nikki Carroll-567, 5-Chris Lamb-559, 6-Matt Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Nolan Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

CLASSIC SPRINTS AT PETALUMA OCTOBER 4;

BERNAL ADDS MARYSVILLE VICTORY

The USAC Western Classic Sprint Cars focus on their next event - October 4 at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway - after point leader Ryan Bernal's latest series win last Saturday at Marysville, Calif.

Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Marysville Raceway Park. He passed Adam Brenton on lap 19 and led the final 12 laps to beat Max Adams, Scott Hall, Mark Tabor Jr. and Brenton.

Brenton led 15 laps and Austin Liggett three before Bernal took over.

The victory was Bernal's fourth in seven Classic outings so far this season.

2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-428, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Austin Liggett-232, 7-Marty Hawkins-227, 8-Markus Niemela-211, 9-Scott Hall-198, 10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGETS "OFF" UNTIL NOVEMBER;

MARCHAM MARCHES TO BAKERSFIELD WIN

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Okla. resumes his pursuit of the Honda USAC Western Midget championship in November after a brief hiatus following last Saturday's race at Bakersfield, Calif.

Marcham won Saturday night's 30-lapper at Bakersfield Speedway after taking the lead from Alex Schutte on lap 10. He led the rest of the way to beat Ronnie Gardner, Sean Dodenhoff, Jonathan Henry and Schutte. Marcham wheeled the Berry Pack/King Racing Products TCR/Esslinger to the victory.

Gardner remains atop the series standings after his second-place finish at Bakersfield. Gardner enjoys a 36-point lead in both the overall dirt points.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Alex Schutte-390, 4-Jarid Blondel-342, 5-Shannon McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8-Chris Ennis-216, 9-Tyler Dolacki-194, 10-Ricky Shelton-175.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Jarid Blondel-563, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chiello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-296, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Chris Ennis-216.

 

 

WEST/SOUTHWEST COMBO RACE AT CANYON SATURDAY;

DAVIS GRABS CASA GRANDE GOLD

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts a USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car combo this Saturday, featuring cars and stars of two USAC Western racing series.

R.J. Johnson leads the Southwest series into the full points race while Matt Mitchell is the current leader in the West Coast series which eyes this event as a special "non-points" race.

Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. wheeled the Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services RSS/Ott to victory in last Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Matt Rossi took the runner-up spot ahead of R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin.

Davis' victory halted Johnson's five-race winning streak in the Southwest series. Johnson enjoys a 129-point lead over runner-up Pelkey going into Saturday's race at Peoria.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-659, 2-Markus Niemela-631, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5-Ryan Bernal-512, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Josh Pelkey-960, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 4-Shon Deskins-890, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-615, 9-Michael Curtis-582, 10-Nick Aiuto-570

 

 

SYRACUSE SILVER CROWN FINALE OCTOBER 11;

COONS EMERGES WITH "4-CROWN" VICTORY

Only 12 points separate USAC Silver Crown point leaders Kody Swanson and Tracy Hines entering the October 11 series finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Neither was able to win at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday. The "4-Crown Nationals" victory went to Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. in the RPM Auto Enterprise DRC/Mopar. Coons emerged with the victory after a post-race check revealed that an unapproved tire change had occurred on the car of original race winner Caleb Armstrong. The one-lap penalty relegated Armstrong to 10th place in the official finish.

Coons won the pole for the 50-lap race and led the first 12 laps. Swanson, aiming for what would have been a fifth series victory this year, grabbed the lead on lap 13 but relinquished it back to Coons for the next six laps. Swanson then took over for 27 laps but succumbed to Armstrong's charge on lap 47.

Defending race winner Chris Windom officially was credited with second at the checkered flag, followed by Hines, Shane Cockrum and Bobby East. Swanson slipped to ninth at the end.

Drivers Russ Gamester, Dave Darland and Patrick Lawson all escaped injury in separate flips during the Silver Crown action.

The Silver Crown feature was contested Sunday after rains interrupted Saturday night's event after the Midget heats.

The October 11 Syracuse outing marks USAC's first Silver Crown race in New York since Brian Tyler's victory at Oswego in 2009. The last Syracuse Silver Crown race was J.J. Yeley's victory in 2003.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-261, 10-Dave Darland-234.

 

 

GRANITE CITY'S "GOLD CROWN" NEXT FOR NATIONAL MIDGETS;

CLAUSON TAKES "4-CROWN" 25-LAPPER

The "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" loom large for the Honda USAC National Midgets October 2-3 at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. as Rico Abreu continues his quest for his first USAC driving title.

Abreu's attempt for a repeat "4-Crown Nationals" victory came to an abrupt halt on lap two Sunday at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio when he was involved in a tangle resulting in three drivers, including Abreu, flipping. There were no driver injuries.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. led all 25 laps of Sunday's race, which had been postponed from Saturday after rains interrupted the event after the Midget heat races.

Clauson wheeled the Fairbury Westin Packaged Meats/Curb Records Spike/Esslinger to the win over Christopher Bell, Darren Hagen, Zach Daum and Shane Cockrum. Bell returned from the back of the starting lineup after he was among those involved in the first-lap crash.

Abreu's series point lead stands at 79 points over teammate Bell entering the point-rich Granite City event. Clauson's win solidified his fourth-place point ranking behind Tracy Hines.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 4-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

 

 

LAWRENCEBURG'S "FALL NATIONALS" SATURDAY;

LATE-RACE CHARGE EARNS BACON "4-CROWN" VICTORY

This Saturday's "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway finds a three-way battle for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series point lead before the series heads west for its traditional closers in California and Arizona.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. extended his lead to 51 points with Sunday's 30-lap "4-Crown Nationals" victory at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Bryan Clauson vaulted past Dave Darland into the runner-up point spot after his second-place finish. Darland managed a 13th-place finish despite enduring a disappointing weekend which featured a "back-up" car and no qualifying time that relegated him to the last starting spot in the feature.

Bacon's victory in the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar was a USAC record 85th in National competition for the Dynamics, Inc. team.

Justin Grant took third in Sunday's race which had been postponed from Saturday following an interruption during the proceedings due to rain. Tracy Hines was fourth at the checkered flag ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg.

The weekend featured eight Sprint car flips but no driver injuries. The final flip involved Robert Ballou, who had led the first 27 laps of the race before tangling with Clauson after losing the lead to Bacon.

Darland's deficit to leader Bacon has grown to 56 points as he slipped five points behind Clauson in the new standings.

Justin Grant, who sits seventh in the latest standings, won the April race at Lawrenceburg.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,694, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,643, 3-Dave Darland-1,638, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,536, 5-Chase Stockon-1,423, 6-Tracy Hines-1,338, 7-Justin Grant-1,320, 8-Chris Windom-1,310, 9-Robert Ballou-1,240, 10-C.J. Leary-1,162.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 2. Barry Kittredge (#21k Kittredge), 3. Matt Swanson (#29 Swanson), 4. Ken Johnson (#46 Johnson), 5. Rob Williams (#78 Otterman), 6. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel), 7. Rich Blanchard (#10 Blanchard). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 2. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 3. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 4. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 5. Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman), 6. Alex Rose (#11R Miller), 7. Lauryn Byrd (#21B Byrd).

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 2. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 3. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 4. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 5. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 6. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 7. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Lucca, 2. Sunn, 3. Pierson, 4. Champagne, 5. Chaffee, 6. Kittredge. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Josh Sunn, 3. Scott Holcomb, 4. Tim Hodge, 5. Vince Lucca, 6. Dean Christensen, 7. Mike Chaffee, 8. Ray Miller, 9. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 10. Barry Kittredge, 11. Tim Gallant, 12. Matt Swanson, 13. Rob Williams, 14. Rich Blanchard, 15. Amanda Habel, 16. Ken Johnson, 17. Lauryn Byrd, 18. Jeff Horn, 19. Adam Whitney, 20. Jeff Champagne, 21. Alex Rose, 22. Scott Viets. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Lucca, Laps 8-25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-944, 2-Sunn-801, 3-Holcomb-714, 4-Viets-683, 5-Chaffee-649, 6-Miller-630, 7-Christensen-628, 8-Krawiec-603, 9-Hodge-549, 10-Whitney-545.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: September 27 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Marysville, California - Marysville Raceway Park

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Josh Vieira, 3V, Vieira-14.324; 2. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-14.514; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.581; 4. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-14.599; 5. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-14.609; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.737; 7. Cort Dozier, 97, Dozier-14.973; 8. Mark Tabor Jr., 38N, Tabor-15.073; 9. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-15.145; 10. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.158; 11. Kyle Standley, 54, Hawes-15.164; 12. Tony Godwin, 88G, Godwin-15.392; 13. Cody Spencer, 2, Spencer-NT; 14. Misty Castleberry, 95, Hawes-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Brenton, 3. Sibley, 4. Spencer, 5. Standley, 6. Vieira, 7. Dozier. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Adams, 3. Hall, 4. Tabor, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Godwin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Max Adams, 3. Scott Hall, 4. Mark Tabor Jr., 5. Adam Brenton, 6. Josh Vieira, 7. Jeff Sibley, 8. Kyle Standley, 9. Cody Spencer, 10. Tony Godwin, 11. Austin Liggett, 12. Greg Higginbotham, 13. Cort Dozier. NT

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**Vieira flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Brenton, Laps 6-8 Liggett, Laps 9-18 Brenton, Laps 19-30 Bernal.

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-428, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Liggett-232, 7-Marty Hawkins-227, 8-Markus Niemela-211, 9-Hall-198, 10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: October 4 - Petaluma (CA) Speedway

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

September 20-21, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-16.513; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.607; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.637; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-16.658; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-16.883; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-16.898; 7. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-17.081; 8. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-17.215; 9. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.340; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-17.342; 11. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-17.421; 12. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-17.615; 13. Robert Ballou, 53, SET-18.336; 14. Jack Hewitt, 21, Six-R-18.391; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-24.150; 16. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-NT; 17. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-NT; 18. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-NT; 19. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-NT; 20. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-NT.

REMAINDER OF EVENTS CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Bobby East, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Kody Swanson, 10. Caleb Armstrong, 11. Russ Gamester, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Patrick Lawson, 14. Christopher Bell, 15. Davey Ray, 16. Jack Hewitt, 17. Robert Ballou. NT

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**Gamester flipped during practice. Darland flipped during practice. Lawson flipped on lap 45 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Coons, Lap 13 Swanson, Laps 14-19 Coons, Laps 20-46 Swanson, Laps 47-49 Armstrong, Lap 50 Coons.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS: 1-Swanson-522, 2-Hines-510, 3-East-477, 4-Windom-418, 5-Coons-366, 6-Wilson-308, 7-Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Armstrong-261, 10-Darland-234.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: October 11 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fairgrounds

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20-21, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20) 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.557; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.595; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.606; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.611; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.634; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.686; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.735; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.736; 9. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-15.844; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.856; 11. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.900; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.920; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.944; 14. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.949; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.037; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.060; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-16.113; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.118; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.138; 20. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.199; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Hewitt-16.204; 22. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.341; 23. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.357; 24. Logan Hupp, 2M, Hupp-16.456; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.488; 26. Scott Hampton, 59, Powell-16.532; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.577; 28. Beau Stewart, 33m, Marshall-16.662; 29. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-16.683; 30. Tyler Hewitt, 24P, Paul-16.810; 31. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.961; 32. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-17.012; 33. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-17.146; 34. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.377; 35. Steve Little, 53, Little-17.880; 36. Brandon Moore, 7M, Moore-17.890; 37. Mike Moore, 1M, Moore-17.920; 38. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-21.755; 39. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-NT; 40. Randy Johns, 27J, Johns-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Clauson, 2. D.Hewitt, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Grant, 7. Miller, 8. Irwin, 9. Hayden, 10. M.Moore. 2:18.57

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Swanson, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Cockrum, 6. Westfall, 7. Whited, 8. Hampton, 9. T.Hewitt, 10. Cruea. 2:16.78

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug, 5. Hall, 6. Hery, 7. Hastings, 8. Little, 9. Wissmiller. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Stockon, 5. Hupp, 6. Karraker, 7. Stewart, 8. B.Moore, 9. Andretti, 10. Johns. NT

REMAINDER OF EVENTS CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Mattox, 3. Cockrum, 4. Hampton, 5. Westfall, 6. Hupp. 7. Whited, 8. Irwin. 9. Miller, 10. Cruea, 11. Hery, 12. Hastings, 13. Little, 14. Stewart, 15. T.Hewitt. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Kody Swanson, 11. Matt Westfall, 12. Logan Hupp, 13. Dave Darland, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Steve Irwin, 19. Dallas Hewitt, 20. Brandon Whited, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Scott Hampton, 24. Chad Boespflug. NT

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**Wissmiller flipped during the third heat. Andretti flipped during the fourth heat. Stanbrough, Whited and Thomas flipped on lap 2 of the feature. Stockon flipped on lap 12 of the feature. Thomas flipped on lap 20 of the feature. Ballou flipped on lap 28 of the feaure.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Ballou, Laps 28-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,694, 2-Clauson-1,643, 3-Darland-1,638, 4-Stanbrough-1,536, 5-Stockon-1,423, 6-Hines-1,338, 7-Grant-1,320, 8-Windom-1,310, 9-Ballou-1,240, 10-Leary-1,162.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 27 - Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20-21, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20) 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.369; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.423; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-16.570; 5. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling-16.605; 6. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.605; 7. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-16.643; 8. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-16.725; 9. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-Pak-16.823; 10. Steven Drevicki, 19, DeGre-17.302; 11. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-17.394; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-17.411; 13. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-17.441; 14. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-17.491; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.703; 16. Brett Arndt, 46, Arndt-18.112; 17. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 18. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Abreu, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Thorson, 5. Bacon, 6. Cockrum, 7. Chapple, 8. Dimattia. 2:19.55

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Windom, 2. Bell, 3. Hines, 4. Hagen, 5. Drevicki, 6. Meseraull, 7. Miller, 8. Arndt. 2:19.65

REMAINDER OF EVENTS CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Darren Hagen, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Isaac Chapple, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Steven Drevicki, 10. Parker Price-Miller, 11. Rico Abreu, 12. Tanner Thorson, 13. Chris Windom. NT

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**Abreu, Thorson and Bacon flipped on lap 2 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Clauson.

NEW HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-867, 2-Bell-788, 3-Hines-786, 4-Clauson-744, 5-Daum-663, 6-Windom-594, 7-Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: October 2-4 - Granite City, IL - Tri-City Speedway - "Gold Crown Midget Nationals"

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Special Event - no points):

September 20, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Dougie James (#29 James), 2. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 3. Tristin Thomas (#9t Thomas), 4. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 5. Lance Hallmark (#8h Hallmark), 6. Derek Holmwood (#73 Goldie), 7. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 8. Jacob Brown (#16 Brown). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Holmwood, Laps 13-25 James.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:September 27 - Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway

 

 

USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. David Prickett, 55x, Conterno-13.241; 2. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.398; 3. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-13.442; 4. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.443; 5. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.474; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.665; 7. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.773; 8. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.801; 9. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-13.803; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.881; 11. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.887; 12. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-13. 965; 13. Steve Davis, 2, Davis-14.032; 14. Terry Nichols, 1p, Nichols-14.135; 15. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-14.802; 16. Jeff Harrington, 9E, Harrington-NT; 17. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-NT; 18. Jonathan Henry, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-NT; 20. Doug Hunting, 2H, Hunting-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dodenhoff, 2. McQueen, 3. Marcham, 4. Prickett, 5. Harrington, 6. Davis, 7. Swanson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. Guerrini, 3. Schutte, 4. Blondel, 5. T.Nichols, 6. Shelton. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Henry, 3. Ennis, 4. Pankratz, 5. Pries, 6. Dolacki. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Sean Dodenhoff, 4. Jonathan Henry, 5. Alex Schutte, 6. Randi Pankratz, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Tyler Dolacki, 10. Barry Pries, 11. Jeff Harrington, 12. Jarid Blondel, 13. David Prickett, 14. Ricky Shelton, 15. Chris Ennis, 16. Frankie Guerrini, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Cody Swanson. NT

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**Nichols flipped on lap 6 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Schutte, Laps 10-30 Marcham.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Schutte-390, 4-Blondel-342, 5-McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Dodenhoff-283, 8-Ennis-216, 9-Dolacki-194, 10-Shelton-175.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Blondel-563, 4-Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chiello-322, 8-McQueen-296, 9-Dodenhoff-283, 10-Ennis-216.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE: November 20-21 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 – Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Matt Rossi, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Josh Pelkey, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Ronnie Clark, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Mike Colegrove, 12. Brian Hosford, 13. Katherine Aragon, 14. Stevie Sussex, 15. Corey Hurley, 16. Bruce St. James, 17. Mike Bonneau, 18. Tye Mihocko. NT

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*Mihocko flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Deskins, Laps 2-3 Pelkey, Laps 4-9 Sussex, Laps 10-30 Davis.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 27 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Raceway Park – “Brawl For It All” / “Grudge Series”

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz (#98 Pankratz), 2. Ashley Hazelton (#5 Hazelton), 3. Shawn Buckley (#91 Ram Bull), 4. Cody Jessop (#3L Love). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 2. Jet Davison (#59 Davison), 3. Davey Marcotte (#37 Pankratz), 4. Marvin Mitchell (#25 Mitchell). NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Ashley Hazelton, 5. Davey Marcotte, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Jet Davison, 8. Marvin Mitchell. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Elliott.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-438, 2-Mitchell-322, 3-Elliott-287, 4-Jessop-279, 5-Buckley-279, 6-Pankratz-200, 7-Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,198, 2-Hazelton-789, 3-Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 21- Chowchilla (CA) Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz (#98 Pankratz), 2. Ashley Hazelton (#5 Hazelton), 3. Shawn Buckley (#91 Ram Bull), 4. Cody Jessop (#3L Love). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 2. Jet Davison (#59 Davison), 3. Davey Marcotte (#37 Pankratz), 4. Marvin Mitchell (#25 Mitchell). NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Ashley Hazelton, 5. Davey Marcotte, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Jet Davison, 8. Marvin Mitchell. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Elliott.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-438, 2-Mitchell-322, 3-Elliott-287, 4-Jessop-279, 5-Buckley-279, 6-Pankratz-200, 7-Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,198, 2-Hazelton-789, 3-Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 21- Chowchilla (CA) Raceway

 

 

 

RAINS FORCE 4-CROWN POSTPONEMENT TO SUNDAY

Rossburg, OH........Persistent rains interrupted Saturday night's "4-Crown Nationals" USAC event at Eldora Speedway. The remainder of the event, including the sprint car semi and all three feature events will be contested Sunday, with practice at noon and racing to follow.

EVENTS CONDUCTED SATURDAY BEFORE THE RAINS:

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HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.369; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.423; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-16.570; 5. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling-16.605; 6. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.605; 7. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-16.643; 8. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-16.725; 9. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-Pak-16.823; 10. Steven Drevicki, 19, DeGre-17.302; 11. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-17.394; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-17.411; 13. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-17.441; 14. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-17.491; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.703; 16. Brett Arndt, 46, Arndt-18.112; 17. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 18. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Thorson, 5. Bacon, 6. Cockrum, 7. Chapple, 8. Dimattia. 2:19.55

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bell, 3. Hines, 4. Hagen, 5. Drevicki, 6. Meseraull, 7. Miller, 8. Arndt. 2:19.65

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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.557; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.595; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.606; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.611; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.634; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.686; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.735; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.736; 9. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-15.844; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.856; 11. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.900; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.920; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.944; 14. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.949; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.037; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.060; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-16.113; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.118; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.138; 20. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.199; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Hewitt-16.204; 22. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.341; 23. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.357; 24. Logan Hupp, 2M, Hupp-16.456; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.488; 26. Scott Hampton, 59, Powell-16.532; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.577; 28. Beau Stewart, 33m, Marshall-16.662; 29. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-16.683; 30. Tyler Hewitt, 24P, Paul-16.810; 31. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.961; 32. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-17.012; 33. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-17.146; 34. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.377; 35. Steve Little, 53, Little-17.880; 36. Brandon Moore, 7M, Moore-17.890; 37. Mike Moore, 1M, Moore-17.920; 38. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-21.755; 39. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-NT; 40. Randy Johns, 27J, Johns-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. D.Hewitt, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Grant, 7. Miller, 8. Irwin, 9. Hayden, 10. M.Moore. 2:18.57

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Cockrum, 6. Westfall, 7. Whited, 8. Hampton, 9. T.Hewitt, 10. Cruea. 2:16.78

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug, 5. Hall, 6. Hery, 7. Hastings, 8. Little, 9. Wissmiller. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Stockon, 5. Hupp, 6. Karraker, 7. Stewart, 8. B.Moore, 9. Andretti, 10. Johns. NT

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-16.513; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.607; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.637; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-16.658; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-16.883; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-16.898; 7. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-17.081; 8. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-17.215; 9. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.340; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-17.342; 11. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-17.421; 12. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-17.615; 13. Robert Ballou, 53, SET-18.336; 14. Jack Hewitt, 21, Six-R-18.391; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-24.150; 16. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-NT; 17. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-NT; 18. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-NT; 19. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-NT; 20. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-NT.

 

 

LAMB WINS 35-LAP HPD FEATURE AT HICKORY

Hickory, NC........Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. won Saturday night's 35-lap USAC Eastern HPD Midget race at Hickory Motor Speedway. He passed Calvin Carroll on lap six and led the rest of the way to beat Scott Hunter, Tyler Corriher, Matt Lundstrom and Mike Ward. Nikki Carroll led the first three laps and Calvin Carroll led the next two before Lamb took over.

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Hickory, North Carolina - Hickory Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.310; 2. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.406; 3. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-15.590; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.602; 5. Peter Hathaway, 1, Hathaway-15.832; 6. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-15.846; 7. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.901; 8. Josh Lakatos, 14x, Lakatos-15.970; 9. Eric Lewis, 6. Lamb-15.970; 10. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-16.064; 11. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.401; 12. Kurt Cook, 7, Cook-16.451; 13. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.952; 14. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-NT; 15. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-NT.

FEATURE: (35 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Scott Hunter, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Matt Lundstrom, 5. Mike Ward, 6. Calvin Carroll, 7. Peter Hathaway, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Josh Lakatos, 10. Kyle Craker, 11. Kurt Cook, 12. Jake Nelke, 13. Eric Lewis, 14. Nolan Allison. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 N.Carroll, Laps 4-5 C.Carroll, Laps 6-35 Lamb.

NEW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Hunter-789, 2-C.Carroll-677, 3-Corriher-650, 4-N.Carroll-567, 5-Lamb-559, 6-Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Nelke-228.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACE: October 4 - Coeburn, VA - Lonesome Pine Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Special Event - no points):

September 19, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1, Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-11.156; 2. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-11.199; 3. Michael Millard, 23, Millard-11.221; 4. Dougie James, 29, James-11.312; 5. Michael Vollberecht, 4, Vollbrecht-11.434; 6. Al Goldie, 73, Goldie-11.587; 7. Jeremiah Franklin, 77, Franklin-12.300.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Sargent, 2. Vollbrecht, 3. James, 4. Thomas, 5. Franklin, 6. Goldie, 7. Millard. NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Lance Sargent, 2. Tristin Thomas, 3. Michael Vollbrecht, 4. Dougie James, 5. Al Goldie, 6. Jeremiah Franklin. NT

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**Goldie flipped during the heat race.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Sargent.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:September 20 - Deming (WA) Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

September 19, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.680; 2. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-15.922; 3. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-15.931; 4. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.948; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-16.002; 6. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.006; 7. Josh Lakatos, 14x, Lakatos-16.046; 8. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-16.076; 9. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-16.087; 10. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.366; 11. Dillon Silverman, 31, K & K-16.478; 12. Nic Davidson, 6x, Radical-16.573; 13. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.800; 14. Peter Hathaway, 1, Hathaway-16.871; 15. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-20.379.

FIRST FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Josh Lakatos, 2. Tyler Corriher, 3. Scott Hunter, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Nikki Carroll, 7. Nolan Allison, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Dillon Silverman, 10. Peter Hathaway, 11. Kyle Craker, 12. Nic Davidson, 13. Chris Lamb, 14. Jessica Bean, 15. Fletcher Wulff. NT

SECOND FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Calvin Carroll, 3. Matt Lundstrom, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Chris Lamb, 6. Nolan Allison, 7. Josh Lakatos, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Kyle Craker, 11. Peter Hathaway, 12. Nic Davidson, 13. Dillon Silverman, 14. Fletcher Wulff. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Allison, Laps 9-19 Corriher, Laps 20-25 Lakatos.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Hunter.

NEW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Hunter-726, 2-C.Carroll-632, 3-Corriher-593, 4-N.Carroll-528, 5-Lamb-494, 6-Blaine Leydig-409, 7-Lundstrom-387, 8-Allison-282, 9-Bean-270, 10-Wulff-225.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACE:September 20 - Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 18, 2014 - Terre Haute, Indiana - Terre Haute Action Track - "Jim Hurtubise Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-20.064; 2. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-20.192; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.232; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-20.341; 5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.360; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.460; 7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-20.512; 8. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-20.650; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-20.803; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.874; 11. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-20.905; 12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-21.066; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-21.074; 14. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.083; 15. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-21.128; 16. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-21.365; 17. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-21.412; 18. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-21.436; 19. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-21.521; 20. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-21.784; 21. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-21.848; 22. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-22.446.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stanbrough 3. Leary. 4. Windom. 5. Jarrett, 6. Thomas, 7. Boespflug. 2:50.28

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Bacon, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Mattox, 6. Short,.7. Andretti. 2:51.81

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Cottle, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stockon, 5. Haudenschild, 6. Grant, 7. Rose. 2:55.26

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Short, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Justin Grant, 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Logan Jarrett, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Brandon Mattox, 19. Jac Haudenschild, 20. Chad Boespflug, 21. Bill Rose. 11:34.17

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Ballou, Laps 29-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,623, 2-Darland-1,606, 3-Clauson-1.572, 4-Stanbrough-1,517, 5-Stockon-1,399, 6-Hines-1,276, 7-Windom-1,263, 8-Grant-1,260, 9-Ballou-1,207, 10-Leary-1,115.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 20 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RETURN TO CASA GRANDE SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 17, 2014... This Saturday, September 20th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will make their only appearance of the year at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway. Located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds and promoted by Jonah Trussel, the event will also feature Pure Stocks, X-Mods, and Bombers. The Pit Gates will open at 3:30pm, the Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480.266.1378.

Saturday’s race will be the fifth event in series history at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won the USAC SouthWest debut on March 23, 2013, followed by victories for Josh Pelkey, R.J. Johnson, and Matt Rossi. A talented roster of drivers will be at Central Arizona Speedway as they look to claim the $1,500 main event and earn valuable championship points.

After tying his record of four consecutive victories, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has a 135-point lead over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has had an outstanding year with ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led. On Saturday, the defending champion will be looking to extend his point lead and tie his series record of eleven wins in a season.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has climbed to second in the point standings. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis earned his first hard charger award on September 6th at Queen Creek by racing to second from eighteenth. To date, the five-time state champion has three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led on the season. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on cutting into Johnson’s lead by claiming his tenth career SouthWest victory.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria sits third in the championship point chase. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ran sixth at Arizona Speedway. At press time, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led in the campaign. Josh will be looking to retake second in the points with another main event win at Casa Grande.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the SouthWest point standings. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins placed seventh in the Queen Creek main event. To date, the veteran driver has one feature win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led to his credit. Shon will have his sights on adding the winning trophy from Central Arizona Speedway to his collection.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix ranks fifth in the chase for the championship. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi charged from fifteenth to score fifth at Queen Creek. Heading to Saturday’s event, the veteran racer has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year. Matt won the last SouthWest race at Casa Grande on October 12th and will be looking for another triumph this Saturday night.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Nick Aiuto, Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Mike Colegrove, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, Mark Morin, and more.

Central Arizona Speedway is located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 N. 11 Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande. To get to the track, take Exit 194 from Interstate 10, then head east five miles to 11 Mile Corner Road, then head south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior tickets are $12, and Kids (11 and under) are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480.266.1378.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-R.J. Johnson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CASA GRANDE USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINNERS: 03/23/13: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50 06/22/13: Josh Pelkey – Robbie & Gaye Allen #12 09/14/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 10/12/13: Matt Rossi – Phil Rossi #02

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1029, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-894, 3. Josh Pelkey-888, 4. Shon Deskins-823, 5. Matt Rossi-786, 6. Mike Martin-756, 7. Tye Mihocko-749, 8. Nick Aiuto-570, 9. Andy Reinbold-559, 10. Michael Curtis-539, 11. Brian Hosford-486, 12. Bruce St. James-469, 13. Mike Colegrove-467, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Josh Hodges-279, 17. Stevie Sussex-271, 18. Mike Bonneau-267, 19. Chris Bonneau-246, 20. Mark Morin-245.

 

 

ELDORA'S FAVORITE SON JACK HEWITT RETURNS!

"4-CROWN NATIONALS" SATURDAY AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

Jack Hewitt, the winningest USAC Silver Crown driver of all time, returns to competition this Saturday, piloting a Six-R Racing Toyota in the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

It's Jack's first USAC race appearance since his 2002 Sprint car accident at North Vernon, Ind. and as he says "I'm like a kid counting down to Christmas."

Jack got to try the car Saturday night during a shakedown run at Waynesfield, Ohio and says the team is making a lot of little "tweaks" in preparation for Saturday's race. "I'm going to have fun," he adds, "but I'm also going to do my best. I've had so much support from my many fans and I hope they have fun Saturday too. It's great to be back with Six-R Racing. It'll be like a stroll down memory lane, but it'll be interesting since this is my first ride in a Toyota."

The winner of 23 Silver Crown races, including eight during the "4-Crown," Jack's last Silver Crown start came at Terre Haute, Ind. in 2002. His last Silver Crown victory was the Tony Bettenhausen 100 in Springfield, Ill. in 2000.

His last "4-Crown" Silver Crown win closed out one of the most remarkable motor racing achievements of all time, the 1998 event in which he won all four feature events! His 24 Eldora wins in various series is twice Dave Darland's second-best record of 12 Eldora wins.

Darland is the second leading active Silver Crown winner behind Hewitt, with 14 career wins. He currently ranks eighth in the latest standings.

A 27-point separation exists between series point leader Kody Swanson and runner-up Tracy Hines. Defending series champion Bobby East is similarly 27 points behind Hines.

Chris Windom, fourth in the series points, is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals" Silver Crown race.

Saturday's Larry Rice "high-performance" awards at the "4-Crown Nationals" are $750 each in memory of the late USAC Champion.

Buck & Betty Rice of ProSource of Grand Saline, Texas will award $200 each for Saturday's fastest qualifiers in all three series as well as posting a similar award at Thursday night's Terre Haute USAC Sprint race.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-483, 2-Tracy Hines-456, 3-Bobby East-429, 4-Chris Windom-361, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-303, 6-Jacob Wilson-269, 7-A.J. Fike-263, 8-Dave Darland-233, 9-Caleb Armstrong-228, 10-Shane Cockrum-213.

 

 

THE "WILD CHILD" RETURNS TO TERRE HAUTE THURSDAY FOR "HURTUBISE"

The "Wild Child," Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, returns to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series Thursday for the "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track!

Haudenschild won the richest sprint car race in history - the one million dollar 2003 "Mopar Million" - at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and he'll pilot a high-profile car Thursday at the half-mile Terre Haute oval.

Jac will drive the #11x entry for car owner Jeff Walker. In May, Kevin Thomas Jr. wheeled the car to a runner-up finish in the "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Action Track.

Haudenschild's last Terre Haute USAC start produced a second-place finish in the richest Terre Haute Sprint race ever - the 1999 "Terre Haute Open." His last USAC starts were last year in the Ocala, Fla. opener and later in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora. The latter produced a second-place finish!

Jac has also indicated he will compete in the upcoming September 27 "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" USAC race at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

He'll challenge USAC's top drivers in Thursday's race, including the "Tony Hulman Classic" winner Dave Darland and recent "Indiana Sprint Week" winner Bryan Clauson, both at Terre Haute. Darland will try to add to his all-time leading total of 53 series wins while Clauson will try to notch a historic 100th USAC National win for long-time car owner Mike Curb.

Thursday's event will be accompanied by late models, which will include former USAC Champion Ken Schrader, who was listed as the third richest NASCAR driver of all time in a recent poll.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,554; 2-Dave Darland-1,551, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,522, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,473, 5-Chase Stockon-1,345, 6-Tracy Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Chris Windom-1,225, 9-Robert Ballou-1,142, 10-C.J. Leary-1,080.

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGETS INVADE BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014... This Saturday, September 20th, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will invade Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, California for the final time in 2014. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the “Monster Energy Recycling Night” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Hard Tops, and Ignite Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, with Racing scheduled for 6:00pm at "The West's Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval." For event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.

Saturday’s event will mark the 100th appearance of the USAC Western Midgets at the Bakersfield clay oval. P.J. Jones claimed the inaugural victory on July 3, 1987 and Trey Marcham joined the winner’s list on May 3rd. Former champions Sleepy Tripp and Robby Flock are tied for the series lead with eight main event wins at Bakersfield, followed by Billy Boat (7), Jay Drake (5), and “Flash” Jordan Hermansader (4). On June 21, 1997, Ricky Shelton set the 1-lap qualifying track record of 12.339 on his way to the series championship.

Heading to Bakersfield, Ronnie Gardner of Norco, California leads both the dirt and overall point standings. Racing the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner set a new track record at Chico on September 4th and claimed seventh in the feature. To date, the defending champion has two feature wins, four VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led. Ronnie will be looking to extend his point lead by earning his twelfth career series win this Saturday night.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham is second in the dirt series and third in the combined dirt/pavement standings. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham led the first fourteen laps at Chico before finishing second to Brian Gard. At press time, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight op-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on regaining the point lead by adding another win at Bakersfield Speedway to his resume.

After charging from twenty-first to eighth at Silver Dollar Speedway, Alex Schutte of Redding, California ranks third in the dirt points and fifth in the overall series. Currently, the driver of the Schutte/McElwee #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike has two heat race victories, and five top-10 finishes on the season. On Saturday, the 2010 Champion will have his sights on his first main event win at Bakersfield Speedway.

Orange, California’s Jarid Blondel ranks fourth in the dirt series and second in the combined dirt/pavement points. Racing his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel has one hard charger award and eight top-10 finishes to his credit. The leading rookie contender will be looking for a breakthrough win at the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Scott Pierovich of Alamo, California sits fifth in the dirt points and sixth in the overall series. Piloting the family owned #35 Mid-Coast Trans / Good Guys Spike, Pierovich did not compete during the “Gold Cup Race of Champions” at Chico. To date, the veteran driver has one VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 4 feature laps led in the campaign. At Bakersfield, Scott will have his sights on claiming his fourth career USAC Western Midget feature win.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Shannon McQueen, Sean Dodenhoff, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Chad Nichols, Tyler Dolacki, Nick Chivello, Ricky Shelton, Johnathon Henry, Terry Nichols, Brian Gard, Randi Pankratz, Danny Ebberts, and more.

While Jarid Blondel leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors, Barry Pries Jr. of Discovery Bay, California is also in contention. Pries is currently ranked nineteenth in the dirt standings and twentieth in the overall points.

Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 North Chester Extension in Bakersfield, California. Adult tickets are $16, Senior (65 & older) are $14, Military tickets (with ID) are $14, Kids tickets (12-6) are $6, and Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 2-Ronnie Gardner, 2-Trey Marcham, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christopher Bell, 1-Brian Gard, 1-Cody Gerhardt, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Chad Nichols, 1-Darrin Snider, 1-Michael Snider, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

BAKERSFIELD HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 8-Robby Flock, 8-Sleepy Tripp, 7-Billy Boat, 5-Jay Drake, 4-Jordan Hermansader, 3-Steve Paden, 3-Ron Shuman, 3-Jimmy Sills, 3-Danny Stratton, 3-Josh Wise, 2-Hank Butcher, 2-Bob Davison, 2-Ronnie Day, 2-Garrett Hansen, 2-P.J. Jones, 2-Page Jones, 2-Wally Pankratz, 2-Frank Pedregon, 2-Shane Scully, 1-Bobby Boone, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Larry Brown, 1-Tyler Brown, 1-Johnny Cofer, 1-Dave Darland, 1-Michelle Decker, 1-Larry Derwin, 1-Danny Ebberts, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Terry Farrar, 1-Billy Felts Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Stan Fox, 1-Damion Gardner, 1-Ronnie Gardner, 1-Scott Hansen, 1-Rick Hendrix, 1-Gary Howard, 1-Ryan Kaplan, 1-Kasey Kahne, 1-Cory Kruseman, 1-Brad Kuhn, 1-Josh Lakatos, 1-Jason Leffler, 1-Trey Marcham, 1-Thomas Meseraull, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Alex Schutte, 1-Graham Standring, 1-Cody Swanson, 1-Brad Sweet, 1-Rich Vogler, 1-Rip Williams.

BAKERSFIELD HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Ricky Shelton – 12.339 (06/21/97)

HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Trey Marcham-527, 3. Alex Schutte-334, 4. Jarid Blondel-308, 5. Scott Pierovich-288, 6. Shannon McQueen-247, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 8. Chris Ennis-186, 9. Chad Nichols-172, 10. Tyler Dolacki-155, 11. Nick Chivello-153, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Tanner Thorson-134, 15. Rico Abreu-120, 16. Johnathon Henry-115, 17. Jake Swanson-97, 18. Terry Nichols-94, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-80, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Jarid Blondel-529, 3. Trey Marcham-527, 4. Chad Nichols-433, 5. Alex Schutte-387, 6. Scott Pierovich-327, 7. Nick Chivello-322, 8. Shannon McQueen-247, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10. Chris Ennis-186, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Jake Swanson-140, 15. Tanner Thorson-135, 16. Rico Abreu-120, 17. Darin Snider-116, 18. Johnathon Henry-115, 19. Terry Nichols-94, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-80.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS “GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC” AT PERRIS

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014... After reaching 211mph in a sprint car at Bonneville, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord passed Mike Spencer on lap seventeen and claimed the “Glenn Howard Classic” win at Perris Auto Speedway. For Gardner, Saturday’s Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph was his eleventh victory of the season and tied his 2005 series record of four wins in a row. R.J. Johnson, Spencer, Matt Mitchell, and Austin Williams chased “The Demon” to the checkered flags.

Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner out-qualified the twenty-seven racers in the pit area and earned his eighth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award. After running fourth in his heat race, the point leader claimed his fifty-seventh career USAC/CRA feature win after starting sixth. To date, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has a 253-point advantage with fourteen heat race victories, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 205 feature laps led on the season.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona had fallen back to third from the pole position before taking second from Spencer in the closing laps. Racing Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, the USAC SouthWest point leader was ninth quick in time trials and won the 10-lap Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. In limited starts, Johnson left Perris ranked nineteenth in points with one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 5 feature laps led.

After leading the first sixteen laps, Temecula’s Mike Spencer placed third in the “Glenn Howard Classic.” Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini-Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer qualified seventh overall and ran third in his heat race. Heading to the Oval Nationals, the five-time champion is second in the point chase with one feature win, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 91 feature laps led to his credit.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda raced from seventh to claim fourth in the Perris 30-lap feature. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell was fourth fast in time trials, ran fifth in his heat race, and won the 8-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. The former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year sits fifth in the standings with one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led.

Yorba Linda’s Austin Williams took fifth in the “7th Annual Glenn Howard Classic.” Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified third overall and scored third in his heat race. Currently, the former Rookie of the Year is sixth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, eight top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led in the campaign.

Logan Williams of Yorba Linda earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourteenth place finish from twenty-third. Piloting Jack Jory’s #5 John Jory Corporation / Hollingsworth Sandwich Shop Stinger, the leading rookie contender was twenty-fifth fast in time trials and scored eighth in his heat race after a tough flip. Using a provisional for the main event, Williams is tenth in the standings with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win and three top-10 finishes on the season.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa won the program’s Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Piloting the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa qualified thirteenth overall and scored eighth in the feature after starting thirteenth. Currently, the former Wagsdash Champion is third in points with six heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and twelve top-10 finishes in 2014.

A.J. Bender of San Marcos won his third heat race of the season. Piloting the family owned #21 K&R Motorsports / Rosson Racing DRC, Bender qualified fourteenth, won the DJ Safety Heat Race #2, and scored twenty-third in the feature after having brake problems. The former California Lightning Sprint standout is twentieth in points with two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will take a break before returning to action on November 7th for the “19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction.” Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134. To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: September 13, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Glenn Howard Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.379; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.487; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.643; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.693; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.734; 6. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.790; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.793; 8. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.865; 9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.982; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.014; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.082; 12. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.106; 13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.108; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.117; 15. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.156; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.176; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.254; 18. Jimmy Crawford, 51X, Crawford-17.351; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.420; 20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.495; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-17.510; 22. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.650; 23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.842; 24. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.960; 25. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.967; 26. Mikey Lovas, 36L, Lovas-18.575; 27. Kenny Perkins, 5X, Perkins-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Spencer, 4. D.Gardner, 5. Mitchell, 6. R.Vander Weerd, 7. Colston, 8. Smith, 9. Lovas. 2:50.70

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Gansen, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Swanson, 5. Gaunt, 6. C.Williams, 7. Morris, 8. Hendrix. 2:51.43

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bezio, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin, 5. Ballard, 6. Hansen, 7. Sweeney, 8. L.Williams. 2:49.49.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. C.Williams, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Gaunt, 5. Hansen, 6. Colston, 7. Ballard, 8. Sweeney, 9. Smith, 10. Morris. 2:20.09

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Garrett Hansen, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Mike Martin, 12. David Bezio, 13. Verne Sweeney, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Cal Smith, 16. Richard Vander Weerd, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Parker Colston, 19. George Morris, 20. Chris Gansen, 21. Corey Ballard, 22. Rickie Gaunt, 23. A.J. Bender. NT --------------------------- **Crawford flipped during qualifications. L.Williams flipped during the third heat. R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Spencer, Laps 17-30 D.Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Logan Williams (23rd to 14th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-1189, 2. Mike Spencer-936, 3. Brody Roa-790, 4. Cody Williams-751, 5. Matt Mitchell-750, 6. Austin Williams-722, 7. Jake Swanson-640, 8. Nic Faas-628, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-574, 10. Logan Williams-464, 11. Cory Kruseman-381, 12. Chris Gansen-353, 13. Jace Vander Weerd-351, 14. Ryan Bernal-317, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr.-311, 16. Gary Taylor-263, 17. Colby Copeland-260, 18. Ronnie Gardner-257, 19. R.J. Johnson-225, 20. A.J. Bender-220.

 

 

 

BIG "DOUBLE POINTS" DMA RACE AT BEAR RIDGE SATURDAY

Adam Pierson appears to have a lock on the USAC DMA Midget title after seven wins and two seconds in 10 starts. But wait! This Saturday's race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. will offer "double" points.

That means that Pierson's 139-point lead over Josh Sunn could be sliced with 136 points available Saturday.

Sunn's 10 starts have produced eight "top-six" finishes, but amazingly he is still seeking his initial 2014 victory.

The series will conclude September 27 at the Vermont oval.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-810, 2-Josh Sunn-671, 3-Scott Viets-649, 4-Scott Holcomb-596, 5-Mike Chaffee-549, 6-Ray Miller-540, 7-Joe Krawiec-531, 8-Dean Christensen-528, 9-Adam Whitney-503, 10-Jeff Champagne-502.

 

 

HPDs HEAD FOR NORTH CAROLINA, CALIFORNIA & WASHINGTON;

GOETZ, BRIEDINGER & NEMIRE (2) GRAB HPD WINS;

NEMIRE TAKES MIDWEST PAVEMENT TITLE

A half-dozen USAC HPD Midget races are sprinkled this week through North Carolina, California and Washington.

Scott Hunter leads the Eastern series to races Friday at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. and Saturday at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Ashley Hazelton sits atop the Western Dirt series which prepares for Saturday's race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and Sunday's race at the Chowchilla (Calif.) Raceway. A pair of "special event" Friday and Saturday races at Deming (Wash.) Speedway will not affect Chase Goetz's Washington HPD point lead.

Austin Nemire of Toledo, Ohio wrapped up the 2014 USAC Midwest HPD Pavement title with a pair of point-rich 20-lap "double points" feature wins in the "Fall Nationals" at Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday night. He passed Austin Harris on lap 14 and led the final seven laps in the opener and then passed Jacob Stickle on lap 12 and led to the finish in the 20-lap nightcap. Adam Thomason was second in both races, while Harris had a third and fifth; Stickle was fourth and third and Anthony McCune had a fifth and fourth.

Goetz, of Snohomish, Wash., scored his ninth Washington win of the season and fourth in a row Saturday night at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. He led all 25 laps to beat Lance Sargent, Tristin Thomas, Hannah Lindquist and Michael Vollbrecht.

Toni Briedinger of Hillsboro, Calif. scored her first USAC Western HPD Midget win in Saturday night's 30-lap "Harvest Classic" feature at Madera Speedway. She led all 30 laps to beat Dylan Nobile, Cody Jessop, Christine Breckenridge and Tom Paterson.

Final 2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-822, 2-Adam Thomason-591, 3-Steve Myers-471, 4-Jacob Stickle-435, 5-Calvin Carroll-300, 6-Nikki Carroll-273, 7-Anthony McCune-258, 8-Jack Cross-208, 9-Jacob Taylor-174, 10-Blaine Leydig-131.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-380, 2-Marvin Mitchell-278, 3-Shawn Buckley-228, 4-Cody Jessop-220, 5-Cory Elliott-219, 6-Wally Pankratz-135, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,147, 2-Ashley Hazelton-731, 3-Toni Briedinger-716, 4-Cody Jessop-682, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-919, 2-Toni Briedinger-716, 3-Christine Breckenridge-624, 4-Annie Briedinger-581, 5-Joel Rayborne-572, 6-Tom Paterson-522, 7-Dylan Nobile-498, 8-Cody Jessop-460, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-351.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-843, 2-Garrrett Thomas-693, 3-Hannah Lindquist-636, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-632, 5-Dougie James-601, 5-Tristin Thomas-593, 7-Lance Sargent-497, 8-Todd Hartman-464, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Jeremy Miller-350.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-606, 2-Calvin Carroll-523, 3-Tyler Corriher-483, 4-Nikki Carroll-444, 5-Chris Lamb-416, 6-Blaine Leydig-409, 7-Matthew Lundstrom-280, 8-Jessica Bean-241, 9-Nolan Allison-195, 10-Fletcher Wulff-177.

 

 

WESTERN DIRT MIDGETS HIT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY;

NICHOLS WINS "HARVEST CLASSIC;" TAKES WESTERN PAVEMENT TITLE

Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway hosts this Saturday night's Honda USAC Western Midget Series race as point leader Ronnie Gardner tries to take another step toward repeating his 2013 championship.

Gardner leads Trey Marcham by 40 points in the dirt standings and has a 30-point lead over Jarid Blondel in the overall points. Marcham won the race held at Bakersfield in May.

Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif. passed Jerome Rodela on the final lap to win Saturday night's 30-lap "Harvest Classic" feature at Madera Speedway. The victory closed out Nichols' drive to the Honda USAC Western Pavement Midget championship.

Rodela led the first 29 laps and finished second ahead of Nick Chivello, David Goodwill and Jarid Blondel.

Final 2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings:1-Chad Nichols-261, 2-Jarid Blondel-221, 3-Nick Chivello-169, 4-Darin Snider-116, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-503, 2-Trey Marcham-463, 3-Jarid Blondel-292, 4-Scott Pierovich-288, 5-Alex Schutte-287, 6-Shannon McQueen-203, 7-Chris Ennis-186, 8-Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9-Chad Nichols-156, 10-Tyler Dolacki-155.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Jarid Blondel-529, 3-Trey Marcham-527, 4-Chad Nichols-433, 5-Alex Schutte-387, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

 

 

JOHNSON HOPES TO EXTEND SW STREAK AT CASA GRANDE SATURDAY

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. will try for a sixth consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint Car points victory Saturday when the series makes its only 2014 stop at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

A victory Saturday would tie the all-time record for consecutive single-season USAC Sprint wins at six. Larry Dickson set the mark in the USAC National series in 1968!

Johnson enjoys a comfortable 131-point lead over runner-up Josh Pelkey, but Pelkey's margin over third-place driver Charles Davis Jr. stands at just four points.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,029, 2-Josh Pelkey-898, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-894, 4-Shon Deskins-843, 5-Matt Rossi-786, 6-Mike Martin-756, 7-Tye Mihocko-749, 8-Nick Aiuto-570, 9-Andy Reinbold-559, 10-Michael Curtis-540.

 

 

MARYSVILLE NEXT UP FOR "CLASSIC" LEADER BERNAL SATURDAY

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. has won three of this year's six USAC Western Classic Sprint races and hopes to add another this Saturday when the series makes its only stop at Marysville (Calif.) Speedway.

Bernal is 26 points ahead of Matt Mitchell as the series approaches its penultimate round. Nic Faas stands just 35 points behind.

Bernal's three wins have been accompanied by finishes of third and fifth. Mitchell has one victory and his six features have resulted in no finishes worse than seventh.

Faas won the series opener and the most recent race. A victory Saturday could vault him into title contention.

2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-359, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-227, 7-Markus Niemela-211, 8-Austin Liggett-189, 9-Danny Faria Jr.-186, 10-D.J. Johnson-173.

 

 

ABREU RESUMES MIDGET TITLE CHASE AT "4-CROWN" SATURDAY

Rico Abreu returns to the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday to defend his "4-Crown Nationals" Midget title and looks to protect the 82-point cushion he enjoys over Tracy Hines in the Honda USAC National Midget series.

Abreu's 2014 resume is remarkable. He has recorded 11 "podium" finishes in 13 starts, including four victories.

The 25-lap Midget race precedes a 30-lap AMSOIL USAC National Sprint feature and the 50-lap USAC Silver Crown finale at the half-mile dirt oval.

Hines has 11 career Eldora wins, including two in Midgets. He is tied with Rich Vogler on the all-time USAC Eldora list behind Jack Hewitt's 24 and Dave Darland's 14.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-822; 2-Tracy Hines-740; 3-Christopher Bell-719; 4-Bryan Clauson-675; 5-Zach Daum-606; 6-Chris Windom-559; 7-Tanner Thorson-531; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-418; 10-A.J. Felker-378.

 

 

3 SILVER CROWN TITLE HOPEFULS READY FOR

"4-CROWN NATIONALS" SATURDAY AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

Saturday night's penultimate round of the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Series concludes the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Three drivers enter the race separated by just 54 points with a total of 66 available. Leader Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. has a 27-point lead over runner-up Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. Third-place Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind. is the defending series champion and he and Hines are still without a victory this year.

One of the primary reasons for Hines and East being unable to find victory lane so far is Swanson's proficiency on the dirt. He has won all but one of the five dirt races contested so far. Only the "Ted Horn 100" at DuQuoin, Ill. slipped from his grasp, a race won by David Byrne.

Chris Windom, fourth in the series points, is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals" Silver Crown race but he too is seeking his first 2014 win. Windom's best finish in eight starts has been fifth in the Hoosier Hundred in Indianapolis, Ind. and at Springfield, Ill. September 7.

Hines has been close with four seconds, a third and two fourths in eight starts. East's best finishes have been a second, a pair of thirds and a pair of fourths.

Saturday's 50-lap Silver Crown feature will follow a 25-lap Honda USAC National Midget race and a 30-lap AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car race, plus complete prelims for all series.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-483, 2-Tracy Hines-456, 3-Bobby East-429, 4-Chris Windom-361, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-303, 6-Jacob Wilson-269, 7-A.J. Fike-263, 8-Dave Darland-233, 9-Caleb Armstrong-228, 10-Shane Cockrum-213.

 

 

"HURTUBISE CLASSIC" THURSDAY, "4-CROWN" SATURDAY;

CLAYTON WINS THE "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER"

Only three points separate Brady Bacon and Dave Darland in their torrid battle for the 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car championship. This week's pair of races are sure to weigh heavily not only on their battle but on the challenge from third-ranking driver Bryan Clauson as well.

Thursday night's race is the rescheduled "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and Saturday's race is the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Clauson, who continues to seek a historic 100th USAC National feature victory for long-time car owner Mike Curb, stands only 32 points behind Bacon with 148 points available this week.

Clauson won the "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute in June while Jerry Coons Jr. won last year's "Hurtubise Classic." Chris Windom is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals."

Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Mo. won Saturday night's 40-lap "Haubstadt Hustler" USAC/MSCS Sprint race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. He trailed Kyle Cummins for 24 laps, then led the final 16 in his Proglide Coatings/Merry Go-Round Restaurant Spike.

Robert Ballou finished second ahead of Cummins, Coons and Chase Stockon.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,554; 2-Dave Darland-1,551, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,522, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,473, 5-Chase Stockon-1,345, 6-Tracy Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Chris Windom-1,225, 9-Robert Ballou-1,142, 10-C.J. Leary-1,080.

 

 

 

CRA "OFF" UNTIL PERRIS OVAL NATIONALS IN NOVEMBER;

THE DEMON ADDS THE "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC"

The fastest sprint car driver in history now has two months to rest on his AMSOIL USAC/CRA point lead as the series prepares for its annual season-ending November races in conjunction with the National series.

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif., who last week established a remarkable 211-mph record for Sprint cars on the Bonneville (Utah) Salt Flats, scored his sixth victory in eight starts at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway this year, grabbing Saturday night's 30-lap "Glenn Howard Classic."

Gardner passed Mike Spencer on lap 17 and led the rest of the way in his Scott Sales Company Spike/J & D to beat R.J. Johnson, Spencer, Matt Mitchell and Austin Williams.

The series will square off against the National series regulars November 7-8 at Perris and November 14-15 at Peoria, Ariz.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,189, 2-Mike Spencer-936, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Cody Williams-751, 5-Matt Mitchell-750, 6-Austin Williams-722, 7-Jake Swanson-640, 8-Nic Faas-628, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-574, 10-Logan Williams-464.

 

 

NICHOLS SCORES LAST-LAP “HARVEST CLASSIC WIN AT MADERA

Madera, CA……..Honda USAC Western Pavement Midget point leader Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif. passed Jerome Rodela on the final lap to win Saturday night’s 30-lap “Harvest Classic” feature at Madera Speedway. Rodela led the first 29 laps and finished second ahead of Nick Chivello, David Goodwill and Jarid Blondel.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS (Co-sanctioned by BCRA): September 13, 2014 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway – “Harvest Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chad Nichols, 17, Team 17-13.973; 2. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-14.051; 3. David Goodwill, 3G, Goodwill-14.158; 4. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.250; 5. Jerome Rodela, 5, VanDyne-14.261; 6. Kevin Morris, 17k, Morris-14.540; 7. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-14.741; 8. Tommy McCarthy, 5x, McCarthy-14.808; 9. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-14.842; 10. Floyd Alvis, 18, Alvis-15.009; 11. Cody Gerhardt, 74x, Williams-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nichols, 2. Goodwill, 3. Rodela, 4. Conterno, 5. Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chivello, 2. Blondel, 3. Morris, 4. McCarthy, 5. Alvis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chad Nichols, 2. Jerome Rodela, 3. Nick Chivello, 4. David Goodwill, 5. Jarid Blondel, 6. Kevin Morris, 7. Gary Conterno, 8. J.R. Williams, 9. Tommy McCarthy, 10. Cody Gerhardt, 11. Floyd Alvis. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Rodela, Lap 30 Nichols.

FINAL HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS: 1-Nichols-261, 2-Blondel-221, 3-Chivello-169, 4-Darin Snider-116, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Blondel-529, 3-Trey Marcham-527, 4-Nichols-433, 5-Alex Schutte-387, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt): September 20 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway

 

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-14.909; 2. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.008; 3. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.056; 4. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.111; 5. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.133; 6. Duke Love, 3L, Love-15.152; 7. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.189; 8. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-15.230; 9. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-15.302; 10. Courtney Crone, 98c, Pankratz-15.336; 11. Jesse James Burks, 69, Burks-15.524; 12. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-15.753.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nobile, 2. Breckenridge, 3. Buckley, 4. Paterson, 5. Rayborne, 6. Burks. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Love, 4. Hazelton, 5. Crone, 6. A.Briedinger. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Toni Briedinger, 2. Dylan Nobile, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Christine Breckenridge, 5. Tom Paterson, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Duke Love, 8. Annie Briedinger, 9. Courtney Crone, 10. Joel Rayborne, 11. Jesse James Burks, 12. Ashley Hazelton. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 T.Briedinger.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-919, 2-T.Briedinger-716, 3-Breckenridge-624, 4-A.Briedinger-581, 5-Rayborne-572, 6-Paterson-522, 7-Nobile-498, 8-Jessop-460, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Hazelton-351.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,147, 2-Hazelton-731, 3-T.Briedinger-716, 4-Jessop-682, 5-Breckenridge-624, 6-A.Briedinger-581, 7-Rayborne-572, 8-Paterson-522, 9-Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 18 - Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS (Co-sanctioned by BCRA):

September 13, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway - "Harvest Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chad Nichols, 17, Team 17-13.973; 2. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-14.051; 3. David Goodwill, 3G, Goodwill-14.158; 4. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.250; 5. Jerome Rodela, 5, VanDyne-14.261; 6. Kevin Morris, 17k, Morris-14.540; 7. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-14.741; 8. Tommy McCarthy, 5x, McCarthy-14.808; 9. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-14.842; 10. Floyd Alvis, 18, Alvis-15.009; 11. Cody Gerhardt, 74x, Williams-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nichols, 2. Goodwill, 3. Rodela, 4. Conterno, 5. Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chivello, 2. Blondel, 3. Morris, 4. McCarthy, 5. Alvis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chad Nichols, 2. Jerome Rodela, 3. Nick Chivello, 4. David Goodwill, 5. Jarid Blondel, 6. Kevin Morris, 7. Gary Conterno, 8. J.R. Williams, 9. Tommy McCarthy, 10. Cody Gerhardt, 11. Floyd Alvis. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Rodela, Lap 30 Nichols.

FINAL HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS: 1-Nichols-261, 2-Blondel-221, 3-Chivello-169, 4-Darin Snider-116, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Blondel-529, 3-Trey Marcham-527, 4-Nichols-433, 5-Alex Schutte-387, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt): September 20 - Bakerfield (CA) Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-16.383; 2. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-16.479; 3. Chase Goetz, 91, Goetz-16.486; 4. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-16.555; 5. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-16.584; 6. Ariel Biggs, 2, Debakker-16.688; 7. Jeremy Miller, 46, Miller-16.697; 8. Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-16.782; 9. Todd Hartman, 21H, Hartman-16.849; 10. Nik Larson, 8, Larson-16.855; 11. Annika Johanson, 27, Johanson-17.529.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Goetz, 2. Sargent, 3. T.Thomas, 4. Miller, 5. Johanson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. G.Thomas, 2. Vollbrecht, 3. Biggs, 4. Lindquist, 5. Larson. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Lance Sargent, 3. Tristin Thomas, 4. Hannah Lindquist, 5. Michael Vollbrecht, 6. Jeremy Miller, 7. Ariel Biggs, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Nik Larson, 10. Garrett Thomas, 11. Annika Johanson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Goetz.

NEW USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-843, 2-G.Thomas-693, 3-Lindquist-636, 4-Vollbrecht-632, 5-Dougie James-601, 5-T.Thomas-593, 7-Sargent-497, 8-Hartman-464, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Miller-350.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:September 19 - Deming (WA) Speedway (SE)

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

 June 13, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Motor Speedway - "Fall Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-14.403; 2. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-14.473; 3. Auston Harris, 9, USAC-14.753; 4. Anthony McCune, 1, McCune-14.787; 5. Jacob Stickle, 14, Stickle-15.001; 6. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-15.777; 7. Jacob Taylor, 11. Taylor-NT.

FEATURE #1: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Adam Thomason, 3. Auston Harris, 4. Jacob Stickle, 5. Anthony McCune, 6. Steve Myers, 7. Jacob Taylor. NT

FEATURE #2: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Adam Thomason, 3. Jacob Stickle, 4. Anthony McCune, 5. Auston Harris, 6. Jacob Taylor, 7. Steve Myers. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Harris, Lap 7 Nemire, Laps 8-13 Harris, Laps 14-20 Nemire.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Thomason, Laps 4-11 Stickle, Laps 12-20 Nemire.

FINAL HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-822, 2-Thomason-591, 3-Myers-471, 4-Stickle-435, 5-Calvin Carroll-300, 6-Nikki Carroll-273, 7-McCune-258, 8-Jack Cross-208, 9-Taylor-174, 10-Blaine Leydig-131.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Glenn Howard Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.379; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.487; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.643; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.693; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.734; 6. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.790; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.793; 8. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.865; 9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.982; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.014; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.082; 12. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.106; 13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.108; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.117; 15. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.156; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.176; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.254; 18. Jimmy Crawford, 51X, Crawford-17.351; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.420; 20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.495; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-17.510; 22. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.650; 23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.842; 24. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.960; 25. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.967; 26. Mikey Lovas, 36L, Lovas-18.575; 27. Kenny Perkins, 5X, Perkins-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Spencer, 4. D.Gardner, 5. Mitchell, 6. R.Vander Weerd, 7. Colston, 8. Smith, 9. Lovas. 2:50.70

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Gansen, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Swanson, 5. Gaunt, 6. C.Williams, 7. Morris, 8. Hendrix. 2:51.43

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bezio, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin, 5. Ballard, 6. Hansen, 7. Sweeney, 8. L.Williams. 2:49.49.

SEMI: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. C.Williams, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Gaunt, 5. Hansen, 6. Colston, 7. Ballard, 8. Sweeney, 9. Smith, 10. Morris. 2:20.09

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Garrett Hansen, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Mike Martin, 12. David Bezio, 13. Verne Sweeney, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Cal Smith, 16. Richard Vander Weerd, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Parker Colston, 19. George Morris, 20. Chris Gansen, 21. Corey Ballard, 22. Rickie Gaunt, 23. A.J. Bender. NT

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**Crawford flipped during qualifications. L.Williams flipped during the third heat. R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Spencer, Laps 17-30 D.Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: November 7 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “Oval Nationals”

 

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - "Haubstadt Hustler" - Co-Sanctioned by MSCS

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kyle Cummins, (#3c Cummins), 2. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 3. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 4. Jeff Bland Jr. (#04 Burton), 5. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines), 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (#20N Schuerenber/Nolen), 7. Brian Wallace (#27 Wallace), 8. Daylan Chambers (#52c Chambers). 2:18.88

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#37RW Dutcher), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9k KT), 3. Chris Windom (#11 Walker), 4. Aaron Farney (#15 Farney), 5. Nick Hale (#02 Hale), 6. Shane Cockrum (#66 Amati), 7. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox), 8. Jared Fox (#56 Fox). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2x Gentry), 2. Daron Clayton (#92 Clayton), 3. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips), 4. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Dakota Jackson (#3 Jackson), 6. Brian Karraker (3R Byram), 7. Donnie Brackett (#4B Brackett), 8. Max McGhee (#17 McGhee). 2:20.81

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI), 2. Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou), 3. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 4. Carson Short (#21 Short), 5. Mitch Wissmiller, (#1w Wissmiller), 6. Hud Cone (#9T Hurst), 7. James Lyerla (#11x JL), 8. Roger DeWitt (#3d Pauley). 2:21.28

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. C.Short, 2. Farney, 3. Cone, 4. Cockrum, 5. Karraker, 6. Brackett, 7. Bland, 8. Mattox, 9. McGhee, 10. Schuerenberg, 11. Lylerla, 12. Chambers, 13. DeWitt, 14. Jackson, 15. Wallace. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Brian Karraker, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Brady Short, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Chris Windom, 18. Donnie Brackett, 19. Nick Hale, 20. Carson Short, 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Hud Cone, 23. Mitch Wissmiller, 24. Jeff Bland Jr. NT

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**Mattox flipped on lap 7 of the feature. Hale flipped on lap 31 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Cummins, Laps 25-40 Clayton.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,554; 2-Darland-1,551, 3-Clauson-1,522, 4-Stanbepugh-1,473, 5-Stockon-1,345, 6-Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Windom-1,225, 9-Ballou-1,142, 10-Leary-1,080.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 18 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - "Jim Hurtubise Classic"

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON STORMS TO VICTORY AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... With threatening skies nearby, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix took command from Nick Aiuto on lap eighteen and tied his series record fourth consecutive USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win. The $1,500 triumph at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway was Johnson’s tenth victory of the season as “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Matt Rossi, and “The Kid” Tye Mihocko followed R.J. to the checkered flags.

Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson swept the program by winning the night’s first 10-lap heat race, being night’s high point driver, and scoring the feature victory from sixth. With the win, Johnson has a 135-point advantage with twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his credit.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors of the season with a second place run from eighteenth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis placed sixth in his heat race and was eighteenth in passing points. The five-time state champion has taken over second in the point chase with three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led in the campaign.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma sliced his way to third from eleventh at Arizona Speedway. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin ran fourth in his heat race and placed eleventh in the nightly passing points. Heading to Casa Grande, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi took fourth in the Queen Creek main event after starting fifteenth. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi placed fifth in his heat race and was seated fifteenth in the nightly passing points. To date, Matt is fifth in the SouthWest standings with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the season.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria scored fifth in the 30-lap feature after starting tenth. Racing the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko scored fourth in his heat race and ranked tenth in passing points. Currently, the young driver is seventh in the point chase with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and fourteen top-10 finishes.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins earned his eighth heat race win of the season at Queen Creek. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins was second in passing points and placed seventh in the main event. To date, the veteran driver is fourth in the point standings with one feature win, one hard charger award, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led in 2014.

Mike Colegrove of Peoria raced to victory in the night’s third heat race. Piloting his #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove ranked third in the nightly passing points and scored twenty-first in the main event. Currently, Mike sits thirteenth in points with three heat race victories and six top-10 finishes to his credit.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will be back in action on Saturday, September 20th at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway. The action packed card will also feature Pure Stocks, X-Mods, and Bombers. For more event and ticket information, visit www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480.266.1378.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 6, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Michael Curtis (#11ZC Turner/Wheeler), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver), 8. Tom Colquette (#29X Colquette). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Alex Pettas (#TI64 Pettas), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (6th), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (18th), 3. Mike Martin (11th), 4. Matt Rossi (15th), 5. Tye Mihocko (10th), 6. Josh Pelkey (2nd), 7. Shon Deskins (5th), 8. Andy Reinbold (7th), 9. Michael Curtis (12th), 10. Tom Ogle (17th), 11. Bruce St. James (14th), 12. Nick Aiuto (1st), 13. Josh Shipley (13th), 14. Brian Hosford (3rd), 15. Mike Bonneau (19th), 16. Dustin Burkhart (16th), 17. Lonnie Oliver (20th), 18. Alex Pettas (8th), 19. Chris Bonneau (9th), 20. Corey Hurley (21st), 21. Mike Colegrove (4th), 22. Tom Colquette (22nd). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Aiuto, Laps 18-30 Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Charles Davis Jr. (18th to 2nd)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1029, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-894, 3. Josh Pelkey-888, 4. Shon Deskins-823, 5. Matt Rossi-786, 6. Mike Martin-756, 7. Tye Mihocko-749, 8. Nick Aiuto-570, 9. Andy Reinbold-559, 10. Michael Curtis-539, 11. Brian Hosford-486, 12. Bruce St. James-469, 13. Mike Colegrove-467, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Josh Hodges-279, 17. Stevie Sussex-271, 18. Mike Bonneau-267, 19. Chris Bonneau-246, 20. Mark Morin-245.

 

 

BRIAN GARD WINS GOLD AT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

CHICO, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... Grabbing the lead from Trey Marcham on lap fifteen, Kelseyville’s Brian Gard earned his first career Honda USAC Western & BCRA Midget feature win at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. Marcham, Shane Golobic, Richard Vander Weerd, and “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign followed Gard to the checkered flags.

Racing the Arata Brothers’ #88 Storcks Garage / Cliff Marden Snap-On Tools Ellis, Brian Gard scored the 30-lap victory during the famed “Gold Cup Race of Champions.” Qualifying eighth out of the twenty-four racers in the pit area, Gard also won the 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Heading to Bakersfield on September 20th, Brian has one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

After leading the first fourteen laps, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma had to settle for second at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham was tenth quick in time trials and ran second to Ronnie Gardner in his heat race. Last season’s Rookie of the Year left Chico ranked second in the overall and dirt points with two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led to his credit.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic charged from seventh to claim third at Silver Dollar Speedway. Driving Doug Bock’s #26 Hubbard Motorsports / Factory Kahne Shocks Spike, Golobic qualified second overall and ran third in his heat race. In limited starts, the versatile driver has two top-10 finishes and 6 feature laps led on the season.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia returned to midget competition and claimed fourth in the 30-lap feature. Piloting Mike Sala’s #19S Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Spike, Vander Weerd was third fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. Currently, the 2011 USAC West Coast Sprint Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led in 2014.

Sebastopol’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job honors” with a fifth place run from twenty-second. Making his first midget start behind the wheel of Dave Thurston’s #11 Bruce Thurston Enterprises Spike, Ensign qualified twelfth overall and scored eighth in his heat race.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco earned his fourth VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award and set a new track record in the process. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and placed seventh in the main event. Currently first in the dirt and overall point chase, the defending champion has two feature wins, three heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led on the season.

Redding’s Alex Schutte won the night’s Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. Racing the Schutte/McElwee owned #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike, Schutte was eleventh quick in time trials and charged to eighth in the main event after starting twenty-first. The former series champion left Chico ranked third in the dirt series with two heat race victories, and five top-10 finishes in the campaign.

This Saturday, September 13th, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will tackle the pavement of Madera Speedway for the annual “Harvest Classic.” Located on the Madera County Fairgrounds in Madera, California, the co-sanctioned BCRA Midget showcase will also feature the Super Modified vs. Wing Sprints, USAC HPD Midgets, NCMA/PBR Spec Sprints, Vintage Super Modifieds, Twisted Tea Modifieds, and Pulling Tractors. For more information, visit www.racemadera.com or call 559.673.RACE.

The Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets will invade Bakersfield Speedway for their appearance of the season on September 20th. The event will also showcase IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, HardTops, and Ignite Midgets. Located in Bakersfield, California at 5001 N. Chester Extension, more information can be found at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or calling 661.393.3373.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by BCRA): September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-14.047 (New Track Record); 2. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-14.411; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 19S, Sala-14.517; 4. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-14.517; 5. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-14.567; 6. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.590; 7. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-14.617; 8. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-14.634; 9. Sean Becker, 19, Sala-14.14.638; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.645; 11, Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-14.680; 12. Geoff Ensign, 11, Thurston-14.732; 13. Tyler Seavey, 57, Cofer-14.767; 14. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-1797; 15. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-14.851; 16. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-15.019; 17. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-15.075; 18. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-15.127; 19. Sparky Howard, 3, Faeth-15.290; 20. Floyd Alvis, 11F, Champion-15.407; 21. Rick Cook II, 7R, Cook-15.469; 22. Doug Hunting, 2, Hunting-15.527; 23. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-15.851; 24. Tanner Thorson, 27B, Blackwell-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Marcham, 3. Guerrini, 4. Conterno, 5. Howard, 6. Pries, 7. Hunting, 8. Ensign. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. Gard, 2. Dodenhoff, 3. Golobic, 4. Seavey, 5. Alvis, 6. Hallmark, 7. Williams, 8. Blondel. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps) 1. Schutte, 2. McQueen, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Kinney, 5. Cook, 6. Nichols, 7. Becker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brian Gard (2nd), 2. Trey Marcham (1st), 3. Shane Golobic (7th), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (6th), 5. Geoff Ensign (22nd), 6. Sean Dodenhoff (5th), 7. Ronnie Gardner (8th), 8. Alex Schutte (21st), 9. Shannon McQueen (4th), 10. Frankie Guerrini (3rd), 11. Lance Hallmark (14th), 12. Floyd Alvis (17th), 13. J.R. Williams (20th), 14. Gary Conterno (13th), 15. Doug Hunting (19th), 16. Sparky Howard (16th), 17. Tyler Seavey (11th), 18. Barry Pries Jr. (9th), 19. Jarid Blondel (23rd), 20. Scott Kinney (15th), 21. Chad Nichols (12th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Marcham, Laps 15-30 Gard. HARD CHARGER: Geoff Ensign (22nd to 5th).

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Trey Marcham-527, 3. Alex Schutte-334, 4. Jarid Blondel-308, 5. Scott Pierovich-288, 6. Shannon McQueen-247, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 8. Chris Ennis-186, 9. Chad Nichols-172, 10. Tyler Dolacki-155, 11. Nick Chivello-153, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Tanner Thorson-135, 15. Rico Abreu-120, 16. Johnathon Henry-115, 17. Jake Swanson-97, 18. Terry Nichols-94, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-80, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Trey Marcham-527, 3. Jarid Blondel-471, 4. Alex Schutte-387, 5. Chad Nichols-359, 6. Scott Pierovich-327, 7. Nick Chivello-255, 8. Shannon McQueen-247, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10. Chris Ennis-186, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Jake Swanson-140, 15. Tanner Thorson-135, 16. Rico Abreu-120, 17. Darin Snider-116, 18. Johnathon Henry-115, 19. Terry Nichols-94, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-80.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK TITLE AFTER SANTA MARIA WIN

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner continued his winning ways by claiming his third straight $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature. Taking the lead from “The Cadillac” Cody Williams on lap twenty-five, “The Demon” sailed to victory at Santa Maria Speedway and won the inaugural “California Sprint Week” championship. Williams, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, Brody Roa, and Mike Spencer followed Gardner to the checkered flags.

Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner won his tenth main event of the season after starting fifth. Qualifying second out of the twenty-five racers in the pit area, Gardner also scored third in his heat race. To date, the point leader heads to Saturday’s “Glenn Howard Classic” with a 242 point lead on the strength of seven Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, fourteen heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 191 feature laps led to his credit.

After grabbing the lead from “Super” Rickie Gaunt and leading fourteen laps, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams of Corona took second at Santa Maria. Piloting Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams was sixth quick in time trials and ran second to Luke Boles in his heat race. Currently, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year is fourth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led on the season.

Sebastopol’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign scored third in the “California Sprint Week” finale. Driving Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign qualified fourth overall and ran third in his heat race. In limited starts, the former USAC Western Classic Champion is twenty-second in points with one heat race win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and four top-10 finishes in 2014.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach placed fourth in the Santa Maria feature after starting sixth. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa earned his first career USAC/CRA Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and took fourth in his heat race. The former Wagsdash Champion heads to Perris ranked third in the point chase with five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eleven top-10 finishes on the year.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer charged to fifth in USAC/CRA’s return to Santa Maria after starting eighth. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was eighth quick in time trials and claimed fourth in his heat race. To date, the five-time champion is second in the standings with one feature win, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 75 feature laps led.

Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a thirteenth place finish from nineteenth. Driving Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Bullet, Hansen qualified nineteenth overall, took seventh in his heat race, and placed fifth in the semi-main. Making his return to USAC/CRA competition, Hansen sits thirty-fifth in points with one top-10 finish.

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal drove to victory in the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Racing Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-C Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal was sixteenth fast in time trials and charged from sixteenth in the main event to claim eleventh. Currently, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion is thirteenth in USAC/CRA standings with four heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, four top-10 finishes, and 26 feature laps led in the campaign.

“Super” Rickie Gaunt of Torrance won Santa Maria’s 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Piloting David Miller’s #66 Tom Roberts Design / Barnes Systems Eagle, Gaunt qualified fifth overall and led the first ten laps of the main event before taking seventh. In limited action, the 1999 Oval Nationals Champion is twenty-first in points with three top-10 finishes.

Goleta’s Luke Boles claimed his first USAC/CRA checkered flags by winning the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Driving the family owned #56A Larry’s Auto Parts / Specialty Tool & Bolt TCR, Boles was eighteenth fast in time trials and was the highest ranked 360 entry with a sixteenth place run in the main event. After two appearances with USAC/CRA, the Ventura regular is sixtieth in the points chase.

Austin Williams of Yorba Linda won his first 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main of the season. Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified seventh overall, ran fifth in his heat race, and placed sixth in the main event. The former Rookie of the Year left Santa Maria ranked sixth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, September 13th, at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, the “Glenn Howard Classic” will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the California Lightning Sprints. For more information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 6, 2014 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.612; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.631; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.985; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.099; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-15.196; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.205; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.218; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.317; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.389; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.435; 11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.560; 12. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.672; 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.690; 14. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-15.714; 15. Ronnie Gardner, 4X, Gansen-15.724; 16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.778; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.894; 18. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-15.985; 19. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-16.203; 20. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-16.397; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.541; 22. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-16.963; 23. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-NT; 24. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-NT; 25. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-NT; 26. Eric Rossi, 17 Shanoian-NT

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. Ensign, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Herrera. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Gaunt, 2. Ellertson, 3. D.Gardner, 4. Spencer, 5. L.Williams, 6. Gansen, 7. Schmidt (#17 Shanoian), 8. Jones. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Boles, 2. C.Williams, 3. Hurst, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Swanson, 6. Johnson, 7. R.Gardner, 8. Farmer (#7D HAL). NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Johnson, 3. Swanson, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Hansen, 6. R.Gardner, 7. L.Williams, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmidt, 10. Farmer, 11. Herrera, 12. Jones. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (5th), 2. Cody Williams (1st), 3. Geoff Ensign (3rd), 4. Brody Roa (6th), 5. Mike Spencer (8th), 6. Austin Williams (7th), 7. Rickie Gaunt (2nd), 8. Jace Vander Weerd (13th), 9. Jake Swanson (9th), 10. D.J. Johnson (12th), 11. Ryan Bernal (16th), 12. Matt Mitchell (10th), 13. Garrett Hansen (19th), 14. Landon Hurst (20th), 15. Logan Williams (11th), 16. Luke Boles (18th), 17. Chris Gansen (17th), 18. Tyler Schmidt (22nd), 19. Ronnie Gardner (15th), 20. Jeremy Ellertson (14th), 21. Cotton Farmer (21st), 22. Richard Vander Weerd (4th), 23. Kevin Thomas Jr. (23rd). NT --------------------------- *Kevin Thomas Jr. used a provisional.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Gaunt, Laps 11-24 C.Williams, Laps 25-30 Gardner KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Garrett Hansen (19th to 13th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-1118, 2. Mike Spencer-876, 3. Brody Roa-743, 4. Cody Williams-701, 5. Matt Mitchell-692, 6. Austin Williams-664, 7. Nic Faas-628, 8. Jake Swanson-611, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-551, 10. Logan Williams-439, 11. Cory Kruseman-381, 12. Chris Gansen-333, 13. Ryan Bernal-317, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-312, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr.-311, 16. Gary Taylor-263, 17. Colby Copeland-260, 18. Ronnie Gardner-214, 19. A.J. Bender-199, 20. Cody Swanson-198.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-332, 2. Brody Roa-247, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr.-246, 4. Mike Spencer-245, 5. Cody Williams-218, 6. Geoff Ensign-186, 7. Matt Mitchell-175, 8. Ryan Bernal-166, 9. D.J. Johnson-160, 10. Austin Williams-157, 11. Colby Copeland-151, Jake Swanson-151, 13. Christopher Bell-135, 14. Rico Abreu-132, 15. Bradley Terrell-129, 16. Logan Williams-118, 17. Bud Kaeding-101, 18. Chris Gansen-99, 19. Austin Liggett-96, 20. Terry Schank Jr.-85, 21. Richard Vander Weerd-80, 22. Robert Ballou-76, 23. Jace Vander Weerd-72, 24. Scott Hall-69, 25. Rickie Gaunt-52, 26. Tim Barber-49, 27. Andy Forsberg-47, 28. Danny Faria Jr.-46, 29. Marty Hawkins-44, 30. Garrett Hansen-42, 31. Adam Brenton-39, 32. Tyler Schmidt-36, 33. Kyler Shaw-35, 34. Jeremy Ellertson-34, 35. Brett Rollag-32, Landon Hurst-32, 37. Luke Boles-29, 38. Eric Rossi-25, 39. Jeff Sibley-22, Keith Bloom Jr.-22, 41. Kyle Hirst-20, 42. Ronnie Gardner-16, 43. Tim DeCarlo Jr.-14, Trevor Schmid-14, Cotton Farmer-14, 46. Jimmy Trulli-1, Mason Moore-1, Cody Myers-1, Koen Shaw-1, Jim Richardson-1, Tony Richards-1, Chase Johnson-1, Greg Higginbotham-1, Gary Deemer-1, Rowdy McClenon-1, Eli Deshaies-1, Justyn Cox-1, James Herrera-1, Bill Jones-1.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER SWEEPS USAC/CRA RETURN TO WATSONVILLE

By Lance Jennings

WATSONVILLE, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... After seeping the previous night at Chico, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord repeated that performance at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway. Grabbing the lead from Ryan Bernal on lap fifteen, Gardner scored the $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event win, set a new track record in qualifying and won his heat race. Bernal, Kevin Thomas Jr., Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike Spencer followed “The Demon” in the fourth round of the “California Sprint Week.”

Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner began his night by earning his 60th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and breaking the track record held by “The Cadillac” Cody Williams. “The Demon” claimed the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 triumph and won the 30-lap main event after starting sixth.

Leading the first fourteen laps, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal had to settle for second at Ocean Speedway. Piloting Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-C Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal set a fast pace at the popular quarter-mile oval until reaching heavy slower traffic. Ryan qualified eighth out of the twenty-five racers in attendance and placed third in his heat race.

After running fifth in his Chico debut, Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama took third in his first Watsonville start from eighth. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was fifth quick overall in time trials, claimed fifth in his heat race, and won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd made his first start in the “California Sprint Week” and took fourth at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd qualified sixth overall and ran third in his heat race.

Mike Spencer of Temecula scored fifth in the Watsonville feature after starting seventh. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was third fast in time trials, scored eighth in his heat race, and ran second in the 12-lap semi-main.

Sebastopol’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign earned the Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place run from fourteenth. Racing Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign qualified fifteenth overall and won the program’s Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim claimed victory in the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Driving Tom & Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror Inc. / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson was second quick in time trials and scored twelfth in the main event.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 5, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.500; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.784; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-12.859; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.865; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-12.879; 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.880; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.931; 8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.975; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.036; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.096; 11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.115; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.171; 13. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-13.198; 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, VanderWeerd-13.288; 15. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.313; 16. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.429; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.441; 18. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 4D, DeCarlo-13.442; 19. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.578; 20. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.579; 21. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.641; 22. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-13.721; 23. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-13.745; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-14.114; 25. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-14.116.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett, 4. Johnson, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hansen, 7. Schmidt, 8. C.Williams, 9. Deshaies. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bernal, 4. Gansen, 5. Thomas, 6. Rossi, 7. Hurst, 8. L.Williams. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Roa. 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. A.Williams, 5. Sibley, 6. DeCarlo, 7. Ellertson, 8. Spencer. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Schmidt, 6. L.Williams, 7. DeCarlo, 8. Sibley, 9. Hansen, 10. Rossi, 11. Ellertson, 12. Hurst. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (6th), 2. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8th), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (3rd), 5. Mike Spencer (7th), 6. Brody Roa (1st), 7. Geoff Ensign (14th), 8. Danny Faria Jr. (12th), 9. Austin Liggett (4th), 10. D.J. Johnson (15th), 11. Cody Williams (9th), 12. Jake Swanson (5th), 13. Austin Williams (11th), 14. Jace Vander Weerd (13th), 15. Eric Rossi (22nd), 16. Jeff Sibley (20th), 17. Chris Gansen (16th), 18. Tyler Schmidt (18th), 19. Logan Williams (19th), 20. Jeremy Ellertson (23rd), 21. Matt Mitchell (10th), 22. Garrett Hansen (21st), 23. Tim DeCarlo Jr. (17th). NT --------------------------- **Ellertson used a provisional.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Bernal, Laps 15-30 Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Geoff Ensign (14th to 7th)

 

 

DAMION GARDNER ADDS SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY TO WIN LIST

By Lance Jennings

CHICO, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... Taking the lead from Mike Spencer on lap sixteen, Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner won the $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. Gardner swept the third round of the “California Sprint Week,” by setting a new track record, winning his heat race, and claiming his eighth win of the campaign. Bud Kaeding, hard charger Colby Copeland, Brody Roa, and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner earned his 59th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award by shattering Jac Haudenshild’s 2011 track record. Gardner backed that up by winning the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and the main event from the sixth starting spot.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell ran second in the 30-lap feature after starting fourth. Piloting Morrie Williams’ #0 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Maximum Racing Oil Maxim, Kaeding qualified fifth out of the thirty five races in the pit area and took third in his heat race.

Roseville’s Colby Copeland earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a third place run from eighteenth. Driving Annette VanLare’s #5V Bianchi Farms / VanLare Steering Repair ART, Copeland was eighteenth fast in time trials and won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach scored fourth in USAC/CRA’s return to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa qualified seventh overall and placed fourth in his heat race.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. claimed fifth in his first appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was second quick in time trials and ran second to Colby Copeland in his heat race.

Scott Hall of Roseville won the night’s Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Driving his 360 powered #56K JKB Financial / Konnected Clothing Maxim, Hall qualified twenty-third overall and took sixteenth in the main event.

Fresno’s Kyler Shaw took his first USAC/CRA checkered flags by winning the Pyrotect Racing Cells / Weld Racing Heat Race #4. Racing the family owned #92K PMS Investments / Shaw Structures Unlimited KPC with 360 power, Shaw was twenty-fourth fast in time trials and placed thirteenth in the feature.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Piloting Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-C Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal qualified tenth overall, scoffed eighth in his heat race, and scored twenty-second in the main event after an early exit.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.467; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-13.681; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.759; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.808; 5. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-13.871; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.879; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.911; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.915; 9. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-13.917; 10. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.947; 11. Keith Bloom Jr., 19, Wolf-13.049; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.966; 13. Kyle Hirst, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.987; 14. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 15. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.046; 16. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.130, 17. Andy Forsberg, 01, Geaney-14.140; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.224; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.251; 21. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.289; 22. Cody Myers, 7, Snow-14.377; 23. Scott Hall, 56K, Hall-14.378; 24. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.389; 25. Justyn Cox, 31C, Cox-14.412; 26. Jimmy Trulli, 33T, Trulli-14.513; 27. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.665; 28. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-14.675; 29. Rowdy McClenon, 32, Johnson-14.675; 30. Mason Moore, 22, Moore-14.811; 31. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.029; 32. Tony Richards, 94, Richards-15.292; 33. Gary Deemer, 28G, Deemer-15.15.510; 34. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.930; 35. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Hirst, 3. Kaeding, 4. Forsberg, 5. Schank, 6. Cox, 7. Rollag, 8. Deemer. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Thomas, 3. Liggett, 4. Spencer, 5. Myers, 6. Trulli, 7. Moore, 8. Bernal. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Hall, 2. Bloom, 3. DJ.Johnson, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. L.Williams, 7. Richardson, 8. Ko.Shaw. NT

PYROTECT RACING CELLS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps) 1. Ky.Shaw, 2. Swanson, 3. Terrell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Brenton, 6. Richards, 7. Gansen, 8. Mitchell. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. A.Williams, 4. Schank, 5. Rollag, 6. L.Williams, 7. Cox, 8. Gansen, 9. Trulli, 10. Moore, 11. Myers, 12. Ko.Shaw, 13. Richardson, 14. Brenton, 15. Richards. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (6th), 2. Bud Kaeding (4th), 3. Colby Copeland (18th), 4. Brody Roa (2nd), 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5th), 6. Austin Liggett (14th), 7. Andy Forsberg (17th), 8. Mike Spencer (3rd), 9. Bradley Terrell (16th), 10. Cody Williams (12th), 11. Brett Rollag (20th), 12. Terry Schank (9th), 13. Kyler Shaw (22nd), 14. Logan Williams (19th), 15. Austin Williams (7th), 16. Scott Hall (21st), 17. Jake Swanson (1st), 18. Chris Gansen (23rd), 19. Keith Bloom Jr. (11th), 20. D.J. Johnson (15th), 21. Matt Mitchell (8th), 22. Ryan Bernal (10th), 23. Kyle Hirst (13th). NT --------------------------- **C.Johnson flipped during hotlaps. Mitchell flipped during the feature. **Gansen used a provisional

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Jake Swanson, Laps 2-15 Mike Spencer, Laps 16-30 Damion Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Colby Copeland (18th to 3rd)

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO PERRIS FOR “GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC”

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 10, 2014… This Saturday, September 13th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway for the “7th Annual Glenn Howard Classic." The eighteenth point race of the season will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the California Lightning Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

Saturday's event honors Glenn Howard, considered by many in the industry as a "racer's racer." Throughout his involvement in racing, Glenn served as a crew member, driver, car owner, sponsor, official, and business man. Howard's So-Cal Performance was recognized as a major parts supplier to racers across the globe for many years. In 1993, Glenn became the first president of the Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) and helped to build the foundation of the nationally respected club. After his term was over, Howard remained active in motorsports until his passing in September 2007. Kazarian, Perris Auto Speedway, and the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series are proud to honor Glenn's memory with the annual event.

Heading into Saturday’s event, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California is the hottest driver on the circuit. After winning at Chico, Watsonville, and Santa Maria, the pilot of Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike reached 211 miles per hour in a Sprint Car at the Bonneville Salt Flats. To date, the recently crowned California Sprint Week Champion has a 242-point lead with ten feature wins, seven Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, fourteen heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 191 feature laps led. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to make the “Glenn Howard Classic” his 57th career USAC/CRA main event win.

Running second in the USAC/CRA point chase is Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer’s best finish during California Sprint Week was a fifth place run at Watsonville and Santa Maria. Currently, the five-time USAC/CRA champion has one feature win, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 75 feature laps led. The 2012 “Howard Classic” winner will have his sights on his 36th career USAC/CRA victory this Saturday.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach, California has climbed to third in the point standings. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa had three fourth place finishes during Sprint Week and earned his first USAC/CRA Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award at Santa Maria. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion has five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eleven top-10 finishes on the season. Brody will be looking to earn his first series triumph at Perris Auto Speedway.

Corona, California’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams sits fourth in the championship points. Piloting Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams ran second to Gardner at Santa Maria after leading fourteen laps. Currently, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year has one feature win, heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led. Cody will have his sights on his first “home track” victory at the “Glenn Howard Classic.”

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California is fifth in the USAC/CRA standings. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell ran sixth during the opening night of Calistoga’s “Louie Vermeil Classic.” To date, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner has one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led in 2014. Matt will be looking for his seventh career main event win with USAC/CRA.

Currently tenth in points, Yorba Linda, California’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Chris Gansen of Verdemont Heights, California, Snohomish, Washington’s Gary Taylor, and Norco, California’s Cody Swanson are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Austin Williams, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Ronnie Gardner, A.J. Bender, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, R.J. Johnson, Corey Ballard, David Bezio, Jeremy Ellertson, Seth Wilson, Verne Sweeney, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 & older) are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ------------------------------------------------------- GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC/MEMORIAL WINNERS: 2008-Tony Jones, 2009-Bryan Clauson, 2010-Cory Kruseman, 2011-Nic Faas, 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Nic Faas.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-Damion Gardner, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christoper Bell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Austin Williams, 1-Cody Williams.

PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 31-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 8-David Cardey, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Mike Kirby, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 5-Matt Mitchell, 5-Danny Sheridan, 4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Garrett Hansen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-Blake Miller, 2-Chris Windom, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Darren Hagen, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Jason York.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-1118, 2. Mike Spencer-876, 3. Brody Roa-743, 4. Cody Williams-701, 5. Matt Mitchell-692, 6. Austin Williams-664, 7. Nic Faas-628, 8. Jake Swanson-611, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-551, 10. Logan Williams-439, 11. Cory Kruseman-381, 12. Chris Gansen-333, 13. Ryan Bernal-317, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-312, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr.-311, 16. Gary Taylor-263, 17. Colby Copeland-260, 18. Ronnie Gardner-214, 19. A.J. Bender-199, 20. Cody Swanson-198.

 

 

LARGE PURSE, PAVEMENT HPD CHAMPION AWAIT SATURDAY

IN INAUGURAL "FALL NATIONALS" AT COLUMBUS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Saturday's USAC HPD Mid west Midget series finale at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway not only will carry the season's largest purse but also will signify the crowning of USAC's second 2014 driving championship. The race is the inaugural "Fall Nationals."

Austin Nemire of Toledo, Ohio, already crowned the Midwest HPD Dirt Champion after that series has concluded, will try to lock up the pavement title at Columbus and is eyeing the $1,000 winner's share (contingent on car count). Competitors will also find an inflated $200 last-place payout Saturday, the result of a collaboration of numerous interested sponsors.

Columbus will signify several milestones in the USAC Developmental structure. The Honda .25 Midget series completes its pavement campaign for the "Gen Next" series on the smaller oval and the HPD Midgets share billing on the big one-third mile track. HPD Midgets will share the night with the Crazy Compacts and Legends on the NASCAR Sanctioned oval located at 1845 Williams Road.

"Putting the 2 Developmental Series together for one event makes sense for all of our racers, their teams and their families," said Kevin Miller. "We are trying to create a place for our .25 drivers to move to, in their racing career, when they outgrow their sport, but also a place for other drivers who don't want to move out of this Midget competition, just yet. We can do that by working together to bring races to venues.

"It's an exciting way to end the HPD and .25 pavement season," said Miller. "I hope all HPD Series drivers will consider making the haul to Columbus this weekend and all .25 families can see what might lie ahead for their driver. The youngest drivers enjoyed celebrating in Victory Lane with Austin Prock at Kalamazoo, in August.

Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday Schedule

First Annual Midwest HPD Midget Fall Nationals

Pit Gates Open at 4:00

Practice at 5

Racing at 7:00

"Generation Next" at Buckeye

Practice - Friday 5:00 pm

Heats & Lower Mains - Saturday

Main Events - Sunday

 

 

ELMA, MADERA & COLUMBUS HOST HPD MIDGETS;

HAZELTON (2) AND GOETZ SCORE VICTORIES

The Western, Washington and Midwestern USAC HPD Midgets compete this week in events in California and Ohio. Austin Nemire leads the Midwestern pavement contingent into its final event Saturday at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway while Shawn Buckley leads the Western pavement regulars into Saturday night's "Harvest Classic" at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Chase Goetz continues to lead the Washington series into this Saturday's race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

Ashley Hazelton of Chatsworth, CA scored a pair of USAC Western HPD Midget feature wins Saturday night at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway. The wins were the 50th and 51st by a female in USAC history. She led all 15 laps in the first race to beat Shawn Buckley, Cody Jessop and Marvin Mitchell. In the 20-lap closer, she passed Mitchell on lap 17 and led the rest of the way to beat Buckley, Mitchell and Jessop.

USAC Washington HPD Midget point leader Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. scored his eighth victory of the season and third in a row Saturday night at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. He led all 25 laps to beat Garrett Thomas, Lance Sargent, Hannah Lindquist and Michael Vollbrecht.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-570, 2-Adam Thomason-353, 3-Calvin Carroll-300, 4-Steve Myers-295, 5-Nikki Carroll-273, 6-Jacob Stickle-221, 7-Jack Cross-208, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Tate Martz-128, 10-Wil Raber-121.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-380, 2-Marvin Mitchell-278, 3-Shawn Buckley-228, 4-Cody Jessop-220, 5-Cory Elliott-219, 6-Wally Pankratz-135, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,094, 2-Ashley Hazelton-697, 3-Toni Breidinger-646, 4-Cody Jessop-615, 5-Christine Breckenridge-562, 6-Annie Breidinger-539, 7-Joel Rayborne-535, 8-Tom Paterson-469, 9-Dylan Nobile-427, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-866, 2-Toni Breidinger-646, 3-Christine Breckenridge-562, 4-Annie Breidinger-539, 5-Joel Rayborne-535, 6-Tom Paterson-469, 7-Dylan Nobile-427, 8-Cody Jessop-393, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-317.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-771, 2-Garrett Thomas-652, 3-Dougie James-601, 4-Hannah Lindquist-575, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-574, 6-Tristin Thomas-527, 7-Lance Sargent-431, 8-Chance Crum-426, 9-Todd Hartman-425, 10-Jeremy Miller-300.

 

 

MADERA'S "HARVEST CLASSIC" SATURDAY;

CHICO'S "GOLD CUP" MIDGETS TO GARD

The "Harvest Classic" is on tap for the Honda USAC Western Midgets this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway, a race co-sanctioned by BCRA. Defending Western series champion Ronnie Gardner sits atop the standings with a 32-point cushion over Trey Marcham while Chad Nichols is the leader in the Honda Western pavement Midgets.

Brian Gard of Kelseyville, Calif. won Thursday night's 30-lap "Gold Cup Race of Champions" Honda USAC Western Midget race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., leading the final 16 laps in his Storcks Garage/Cliff Marden Snap-On Tools Ellis/Chevy. Gard took the lead from Western Midget point leader Trey Marcham on lap 15. Marcham took second at the checkered flag ahead of Shane Golobic, Richard Vander Weerd and Geoff Ensign. The race was also co-sanctioned by BCRA.

Darin Snider, Michael Gerhardt and Cody Gerhardt each have USAC feature wins this season at Madera. Jarid Blondel currently ranks second in the pavement points, 24 behind leader Nichols entering Saturday's race.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Trey Marcham-527, 3-Alex Schutte-334, 4-Jarid Blondel-308, 5-Scott Pierovich-288, 6-Shannon McQueen-247, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 8-Chris Ennis-186, 9-Chad Nichols-172, 10-Tyler Dolacki-155.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings:1-Chad Nichols-187, 2-Jarid Blondel-163, 3-Darin Snider-116, 4-Nick Chivello-102, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Trey Marcham-527, 3-Jarid Blondel-471, 4-Alex Schutte-387, 5-Chad Nichols-359, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chivello-255, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

 

 

"DOUBLE POINTS" FOR DMA MIDGETS SEPTEMBER 20;

CHAMPAGNE BEATS THE RAIN AT BEAR RIDGE

Even with a healthy 139-point lead in the DMA Midget series, Adam Pierson's drive to a title is not yet complete, with a rich "double points" race on tap at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. on September 20.

Pierson finished a disappointing 18th in last Saturday night's race at the Vermont oval, a race won by Jeff Champagne of Westfield, Mass.

Champagne beat the rain Saturday, winning the 25-lap USAC DMA Midget feature. Champagne trailed Vince Lucca for 22 laps, then led the last three for the win. Seth Carlson came in second ahead of Lucca, Scott Viets and Ray Miller.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-810, 2-Josh Sunn-671, 3-Scott Viets-649, 4-Scott Holcomb-596, 5-Mike Chaffee-549, 6-Ray Miller-540, 7-Joe Krawiec-531, 8-Dean Christensen-528, 9-Adam Whitney-503, 10-Jeff Champagne-502.

 

 

CASA GRANDE BECKONS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SEPTEMBER 20;

5 STRAIGHT POINT WINS FOR JOHNSON AT QUEEN CREEK

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. has now won five consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint car points races and will seek his sixth in a row September 20 when the series returns to Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

Johnson took Saturday's 30-lapper at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek in his Michaels entry. He caught Nick Aiuto on lap 18 and led the final 13 laps to beat Charles Davis Jr., Mike Martin, Matt Rossi and Tye Mihocko.

The victory ballooned Johnson's point lead to 131 over runner-up Davis as the series heads to Casa Grande.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,029, 2-Josh Pelkey-898, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-894, 4-Shon Deskins-843, 5-Matt Rossi-786, 6-Mike Martin-756, 7-Tye Mihocko-749, 8-Nick Aiuto-570, 9-Andy Reinbold-559, 10-Michael Curtis-540.

 

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AT THE PAS SATURDAY;

"THE DEMON" SWEEPS CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK RACES & TITLE

Saturday's "Glenn Howard Classic" unfolds at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. It's a chance for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car point leader Damion Gardner to pad his point lead, not that he needs to do so.

Gardner has spurted to a very comfortable 242 point lead over five-time series champion Mike Spencer as a result of last week's three-race "California Sprint Week" sweep in the Golden State. Gardner earned the "California Sprint Week" title, outpointing Brody Roa by 85 points after the five-race swing.

Gardner opened last week's action with a resounding 30-lap victory in Thursday night's "Gold Cup Race of Champions" 30-lapper at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He passed Spencer on lap 16 and led the rest of the way to beat Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland, Brody Roa and Kevin Thomas Jr. Jake Swanson led lap one and Spencer the next 14 before Gardner, the fastest qualifier in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, went to the front.

Friday night he captured the 30-lapper at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. He led the final 16 laps after passing early leader Ryan Bernal, who finished second. Thomas was third followed by Richard Vander Weerd and Spencer.

In Saturday night's 30-lap finale at Santa Maria Speedway, he passed Cody Williams on lap 25 and led the final six laps to beat Williams, Geoff Ensign, fast qualifier Roa and Spencer.

In seven Perris outings this year, Gardner has won five times and added a second and a seventh.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,118, 2-Mike Spencer-876, 3-Brody Roa-743, 4-Cody Williams-701, 5-Matt Mitchell-692, 6-Austin Williams-664, 7-Nic Faas-628, 8-Jake Swanson-611, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-551; 10-Logan Williams-439.

Final 2014 "California Sprint Week" Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-332, 2-Brody Roa-247, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-246, 4-Mike Spencer-245, 5-Cody Williams-218, 6-Geoff Ensign-186, 7-Matt Mitchell-175, 8-Ryan Bernal-166, 9-D.J. Johnson-160, 10-Austin Williams-157.

 

 

ELDORA'S "4-CROWN NATIONALS" SEPTEMBER 20;

"TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" SWANSON'S 4TH WIN THIS YEAR!

Only 54 points separate the top-three in USAC's Silver Crown standings entering the upcoming September 20 "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The "4-Crown" will offer 66 points, so the title could still be up for grabs in the series finale on October 11 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. scored his fourth win of the year in Sunday's "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. He won the pole in the Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire and never trailed, finishing a half-lap ahead of runner-up Tracy Hines.

The point battle was affected only minimally, with second-place Hines and third-place Bobby East unable to close in on Swanson. Hines finished second and East third at the checkered flag, with A.J. Fike fourth and Chris Windom fifth. Sixteen of the 24 starters were still running at the finish of the 100 mile race.

Swanson became the fifth driver to score a fourth victory during a single Silver Crown campaign. Jack Hewitt won six in 1986, while J.J. Yeley won four in 2003. Gary Bettenhausen also won four in 1980 and Dave Steele accomplished the same feat in 2005.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-483, 2-Tracy Hines-456, 3-Bobby East-429, 4-Chris Windom-361, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-303, 6-Jacob Wilson-269, 7-A.J. Fike-263, 8-Dave Darland-233, 9-Caleb Armstrong-228, 10-Shane Cockrum-213.

 

 

USAC/MSCS "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" SATURDAY AT TRI-STATE

This Saturday night's "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. features the stars of both the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series and the MSCS series.

The race will feature the ongoing battle for supremacy between drivers Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson and Jon Stanbrough who are separated by less than 100 points in the National standings. Darland's lead over Bacon is just five points, while Clauson sits 40 out of the lead and Stanbrough is 92 back. A total of 60 points are available at Haubstadt.

Darland is eager to extend his all-time USAC National Sprint Car victory record of 53 while Bacon, Clauson and Stanbrough will all be out to repeat earlier 2014 feature victories. Stanbrough and Clauson have four wins this season to Bacon's two while Darland is the leader with six.

Kevin Thomas Jr. is the defending "Haubstadt Hustler" champion, while Darland is the only one of the four point leaders who was not among last year's "top-10" in this race.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,520, 2-Brady Bacon-1,515, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,480, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428, 5-Chase Stockon-1,297, 6-Justin Grant-1,230, 7-Chris Windom-1,206, 8-Tracy Hines-1,195, 9-Robert Ballou-1,085, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 2. Seth Carlson (#7 Carlson), 3. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 4. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 5. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 6. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 7. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 8. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 9. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 10. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 11. Anthony Nocella (#29 Nocella), 12. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 13. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant), 14. Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman), 15. Lauryn Burd (#21 Burd), 16. Stepneh Morisillo (#20 Morisillo), 17. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel), 18. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 19. Frank Malec (#6 Malec). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Lucca, Laps 23-25 Champagne.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-810, 2-Sunn-671, 3-Viets-649, 4-Holcomb-596, 5-Chaffee-549, 6-Miller-540, 7-Krawiec-531, 8-Christensen-528, 9-Whitnet-503, 10-Champagne-502.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: September 20 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS:

September 7, 2014 - Springfield, Illinois - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-31.999; 2. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-32.140; 3. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.314; 4. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-32.415; 5. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-32.610; 6. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.923; 7. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-33.046; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-33.101; 9. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-33.235; 10. Steven Russell, 41, McQuinn-33.335; 11. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-33.436; 12. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-33.580; 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-33.606; 14. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-33.705; 15. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-33.877; 16. Levi Jones, 56, Fox-33.927; 17. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-34.347; 18. Chris Fetter, 88, Fetter-34.369; 19. Jackie Burke, 86, Burke-34.596; 20. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.656; 21. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.913; 22. John Hunt, 91, Hunt-35.558; 23. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-NT; 24. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-NT.

FEATURE: (100 Laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Bobby East, 4. A.J. Fike, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Dave Darland, 9. Levi Jones, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Russ Gamester, 12. Jacob Wilson, 13. Davey Ray, 14. Steven Russell, 15. Chris Fetter, 16. David Byrne, 17. Randy Bateman, 18. Jackie Burke, 19. Patrick Lawson, 20. Caleb Armstrong, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. John Hunt, 23. Kenny Gentry, 24. Chris Urish. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-100 Swanson.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-Swanson-483, 2-Hines-456, 3-East-429, 4-Windom-363, 5-Coons-303, 6-Wilson-269, 7-Fike-263, 8-Darland-233, 9-Armstrong-228, 10-Cockrum-213.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: September 20 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - "4-Crown Nationals"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Michael Curtis (#11ZC Turner/Wheeler), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver), 8. Tom Colquette (#29X Colquette). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Alex Pettas (#TI64 Pettas), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St.James), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Mike Martin, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Josh Pelkey, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Michael Curtis, 10. Tom Ogle, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Nick Aiuto, 13. Josh Shipley, 14. Brian Hosford, 15. Mike Bonneau, 16. Dustin Burkhart, 17. Lonnie Oliver, 18. Alex Pettas, 19. Chris Bonneau, 20. Corey Hurley, 21. Mike Colegrove, 22. Tom Colquette. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Aiuto, Laps 18-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 20 – Casa Grande, AZ – Central Arizona Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-16.906; 2. Cody Jessop, 3L, Love-17.043; 3. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-17.085; 4. Shawn Buckley, 91, USAC-17.185.

FEATURE #1: (15 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Marvin Mitchell. NT

FEATURE #2: (20 Laps) 1. Ashley Jazelton, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Marvin Mitchell, 4. Cody Jessop. NT

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FEATURE #1 LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Hazelton.

FEATURE #2 LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Mitchell, Laps 17-20 Hazelton.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-380, 2-Mitchell-278, 3-Buckley-228, 4-Jessop-220, 5-Cory Elliott-219, 6-Wally Pankratz-135, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,094, 2-Hazelton-697, 3-Toni Breidinger-646, 4-Jessop-615, 5-Christine Breckenridge-562, 6-Annie Breidinger-539, 7-Joel Rayborne-535, 8-Tom Paterson-469, 9-Dylan Nobile-427, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 20- Bakersfield (CA( Speedway

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Pavement):September 13- Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway - "Gold Cup" - "California Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.612; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.631; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.985; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.099; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-15.196; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.205; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.218; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.317; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.389; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.435; 11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.560; 12. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.672; 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.690; 14. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-15.714; 15. Ronnie Gardner, 4X, Gansen-15.724; 16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.778; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.894; 18. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-15.985; 19. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-16.203; 20. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-16.397; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.541; 22. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-16.963; 23. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-NT; 24. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-NT; 25. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-NT; 26. Eric Rossi, 17 Shanoian-NT

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. Ensign, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Herrera. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gaunt, 2. Ellertson, 3. D.Gardner, 4. Spencer, 5. L.Williams, 6. Gansen, 7. Schmidt (#17 Shanoian), 8. Jones. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Boles, 2. C.Williams, 3. Hurst, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Swanson, 6. Johnson, 7. R.Gardner, 8. Farmer (#7D HAL). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Johnson, 3. Swanson, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Hansen, 6. R.Gardner, 7. L.Williams, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmidt, 10. Farmer, 11. Herrera, 12. Jones. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Geoff Ensign, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Jake Swanson, 10. D.J. Johnson, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Matt Mitchell, 13. Garrett Hansen, 14. Landon Hurst, 15. Logan Williams, 16. Luke Boles, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Tyler Schmidt, 19. Ronnie Gardner, 20. Jeremy Ellertson, 21. Cotton Farmer, 22. Richard Vander Weerd, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Gaunt, Laps 11-24 C.Williams, Laps 25-30 Gardner

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-D.Gardner-1,118, 2-Spencer-876, 3-Roa-743, 4-C.Williams-701, 5-Mitchell-692, 6-A.Williams-664, 7-Nic Faas-628, 8-Swanson-611, 9-R.Vander Weerd-551; 10-L.Williams-439.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-D.Gardner-332, 2-Roa-247, 3-Thomas-246, 4-Spencer-245, 5-C.Williams-218, 6-Ensign-186, 7-Mitchell-175, 8-Bernal-166, 9-Johnson-160, 10-A.Williams-157.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:September 13 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Glenn Howard Classic"

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 5, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.500; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.784; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-12.859; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.865; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-12.879; 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.880; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.931; 8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.975; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.036; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.096; 11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.115; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.171; 13. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-13.198; 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, VanderWeerd-13.288; 15. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.313; 16. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.429; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.441; 18. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 4D, DeCarlo-13.442; 19. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.578; 20. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.579; 21. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.641; 22. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-13.721; 23. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-13.745; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-14.114; 25. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-14.116.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett, 4. Johnson, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hansen, 7. Schmidt, 8. C.Williams, 9. Deschaies. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bernal, 4. Gansen, 5. Thomas, 6. Rossi, 7. Hurst, 8. L.Williams. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Roa. 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. A.Williams, 5. Sibley, 6. DeCarlo, 7. Ellertson, 8. Spencer. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Schmidt, 6. L.Williams, 7. DeCarlo, 8. Sibley, 9. Hansen, 10. Rossi, 11. Ellertson, 12. Hurst. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Geoff Ensign, 8. Danny Faria Jr., 9. Austin Liggett, 10. D.J. Johnson, 11. Cody Williams, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Austin Williams, 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 15. Eric Rossi, 16. Jeff Sibley, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Tyler Schmidt, 19. Logan Williams, 20. Jeremy Ellertson, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Garrett Hansen, 23. Tim DeCarlo Jr. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Bernal, Laps 15-30 Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEW CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: September 6 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander13.467; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-13.681; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.759; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.808; 5. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-13.871; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.879; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.911; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.915; 9. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-13.917; 10. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.947; 11. Keith Bloom Jr., 19, Wolf-13.049; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.966; 13. Kyle Hirst, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.987; 14. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 15. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.046; 16. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.130, 17. Andy Forsberg, 01, Geaney-14.140; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.224; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.251; 21. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.289; 22. Cody Myers, 7, Snow-14.377; 23. Scott Hall, 56K, Hall-14.378; 24. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.389; 25. Justyn Cox, 31C, Cox-14.412; 26. Jimmy Trulli, 33T, Trulli-14.513; 27. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.665; 28. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-14.675; 29. Rowdy McClenon, 32, Johnson-14.675; 30. Mason Moore, 22, Moore-14.811; 31. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.029; 32. Tony Richards, 94, Richards-15.292; 33. Gary Deemer, 28G, Deemer-15.15.510; 34. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.930; 35. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. HIrst, 3. Kaeding, 4. Forsberg, 5. Schank, 6. Cox, 7. Rollag, 8. Deemer. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Thomas, 3. Liggett, 4. Spencer, 5. Myers, 6. Trulli, 7. Moore, 8. Bernal. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hall, 2. Bloom, 3. DJ.Johnson, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. L.Williams, 7. Richardson, 8. Ko.Shaw. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ky.Shaw, 2. Swanson, 3. Terrell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Brenton, 6. Richards, 7. Gansen, 8. Mitchell. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. A.Williams, 4. Schank, 5. Rollag, 6. L.Williams, 7. Cox, 8. Gansen, 9. Trulli, 10. Moore, 11. Myers, 12. Ko.Shaw, 13. Richardson, 14. Brenton, 15. Richards. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Colby Copeland, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Austin Liggett, 7. Andy Forsberg, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Bradley Terrell, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Brett Rollag, 12. Terry Schank, 13. Kyler Shaw, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Scott Hall, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Chris Gansen, 19. Keith Bloom Jr., 20. D.J. Johnson, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Kyle Hirst. NT

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**C.Johnson flipped during hotlaps. Mitchelll flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Swanson, Laps 2-15 Spencer, Laps 16-30 Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEW CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: September 5 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

 

 

 


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