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DAVIS LEADS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO SAN TAN VALLEY

Lance Jennings, JUNE 6, 2018… The Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, June 9th, at Arizona Speedway. Promoted by Jonah Trussel, the ninth point race will be the fourth of seven appearances at the fast 3/8-mile oval. The action packed card at the San Tan Valley oval will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, and Pure Stocks. The Front Gates will open at 5:30pm and Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30pm. For more [...]

2018 SCHEDULE

2018 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE DATE – TRACK – LOCATION June 9: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ August 15: I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, AR (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points) August 16: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points) August 17: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points) August 18: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points) September 1: Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, AZ (Hank [...]

JOHNSON WINS NONSTOP SALUTE TO INDY AT CANYON; DAVIS TAKES SATURDAY PRELIM

Lance Jennings, MAY 31, 2018… Surging off the last corner, R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) slipped by “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. in dramatic fashion to win last Sunday at Canyon Speedway Park. For Johnson, the $1,500 Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory was his sixth consecutive “Salute to Indy” triumph. Davis, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Chris Bonneau, and Matt Rossi rounded out the top-five drivers. Looking for his first win of the season, “The Real American” Matt Rossi grabbed the early [...]

POINT STANDINGS

2018 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS (Prior to June 9 at San Tan Valley, AZ) 1 Charles Davis, Jr. 627 2 Tye Mihocko 541 3 Mike Martin 519 4 Michael Curtis 463 5 Matt Lundy 421 6 Josh Pelkey 402 7 R.J. Johnson 399 8 Dennis Gile 380 9 Chris Bonneau 316 10 Tyler Most 238 11 Zack Madrid 236 12 Andy Reinbold 212 13 Tyler Adams 200 14 Jake Swanson 172 15 Sterling Cling 162 Kyle Shipley 162 17 Mason Keefer 156 18 Stevie Sussex 139 19 Austin Kuehl 128 20 Larry Kesterson 122 21 Joe [...]

RACE RESULTS: May 27, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute to Indy”

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 27, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute to Indy” FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kyle Shipley (#0G Shipley), 2. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 3. Chris Bonneau (#15 Bonneau), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Brent Yarnal (#29 Yarnal), 6. Tyler Most (#3 Most). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Davis), 3. Zack Madrid (#34AZ Burkhart/Grau), 4. Rick Shuman [...]

RACE RESULTS: May 26, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute to Indy”

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 26, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute to Indy” FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Davis), 3. Kyle Shipley (#0G Shipley), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 6. Zack Madrid (#34AZ Burkhart/Grau), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Chris Bonneau (#15 [...]

FRONT AXLE TETHER RULE UPDATE

MAY 25, 2018… The deadline for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC West Coast, and Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series front axle tether rule has been extended to July 1st. The tether systems are mandatory for all cars. The Tether System includes: (2) attached to the chassis and (1) king pin to king pin.

Salute to Indy Information

Salute to Indy Information Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona Open Practice – All Divisions – 5/25/18 Practice at 7pm – Pits Cleared at 5pm General Admission – FREE Pit Passes – $20 Adults — 11 and under FREE Racing – 5/26/18 – 5/27/18 Divisions (Each Day): Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stocks* Modlites Power 600 Micro Sprints (Non Winged – Big Track) IMCA Sport Compacts* * – Track Points Race Time & Prices (Each Day) Front Gates Open at 5PM Racing Begins at 7:30PM (Both Nights) General Admission – $20 [...]

PEORIA WINS

PEORIA SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: (Includes non-point shows) 18-R.J. Johnson, 8-Bryan Clauson, 8-Charles Davis Jr., 4-Ryan Bernal, 4-Dave Darland, 4-Stevie Sussex, 3-Matt Rossi, 2-Brady Bacon, 2-Josh Hodges, 2-Josh Pelkey, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

JOHNSON RETURNS TO VICTORY CIRCLE AT SAN TAN VALLEY

Lance Jennings, MAY 22, 2018… Racing past polesitter Dennis Gile on the fifth lap, R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) powered to last Saturday’s Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory at Arizona Speedway. The five-time champion claimed his third win of the season ahead of “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Gile. Making his first start in the Andy Reinbold / Todd Underwood Motorsports #19 AME Electrical Spike, Johnson recorded the 54th series win [...]