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JAKE SWANSON GOES 2-FOR-2 AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK

PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 15, 2020… After winning on Friday, Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA) returned to victory circle at Canyon Speedway Park. Starting third, the pilot of the John Grau / Mike Burkhart owned #34AZ Stratis Construction / Team AZ Racing DRC powered by “The Big Game Hunter” Austin Williams on lap thirteen and sailed to the “Steve Stroud Memorial” win. For Swanson, Saturday’s $2,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph was the fourth series win of his career. “Chargin” [...]

POINT STANDINGS

NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Swanson-83. 2-Davis-79, 3-Johnson-76, 4-Sussex-70, 5-Williams-67, 6-Shipley-62, 7-Curtis-58, 8-Sanchez-54.

JAKE SWANSON MAKES STATEMENT AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK

PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 14, 2020… Starting third, Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA) took command from R.J. Johnson on the nineteenth circuit and led the rest of the way to claim the opening night of the “4th Annual Steve Stroud Memorial.” Piloting the John Grau / Mike Burkhart owned #34AZ Stratis Construction / Team AZ Racing DRC, Swanson’s $2,000 victory was the third Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win of his career. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Johnson, Stevie Sussex, [...]

ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS JOINS USAC WESTERN CONTINGENCY PROGRAMS

FEBRUARY 12, 2020… Officials with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint, Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint, USAC West Coast Sprint, and USAC Western States Midget Series welcome the return of Ultra Shield Race Products as a Contingency Sponsor. The Flint, Texas based company will award a $50 product certificate at every race on the 2020 schedule. Ultra Shield Race Products specializes in safety equipment for today’s racer. From tear-offs, seats, fire suits, safety belts, straps, gloves, shoes, harnesses, and more, Ultra Shield [...]

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST & USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RULES FOR 2020

Lapped cars will be sent to the tail of the field for all restarts during the feature event.All radius rods must be one piece on cars, no spring rods or shock dampers will be allowed.Split qualifying will be retained for 2020. In the event of more than 36 cars in attendance, qualifying will be split into two flights. Cars will only qualify against other cars in their flight and fill heats 1-2 or heats 3-4. For [...]

“STEVE STROUD MEMORIAL” OPENS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SEASON AT CSP

Lance Jennings, FEBRUARY 10, 2020… The eighth season for the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will open this Friday, February 14th, at Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park. Promoted by Doug Gabbard, the two-night “4th Annual Steve Stroud Memorial” will pay $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start on both nights. The event will also feature the MickelsonRay.com Hobby Stocks, Micro Sprints (non-wing), Honest-1 Auto Care IMCA Sport Compacts, and Western Modlites. The Friday spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, time trials at [...]

NOTES FROM CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK

FEBRUARY 10, 2020… It’s RACEWEEK!!!!! Remember…..THURSDAY NIGHT 2/13 OPEN PRACTICE ALL DIVISIONS 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM! Friday and Saturday…….USAC 410 Non Wing Sprint Cars invade CSP for the STEVE STROUD MEMORIAL!!!! We will also be racing the Arizona Micro Sprints, MickelsonRay.com IMCA Hobby Stocks, Honest 1 Automotive (PV) IMCA Sport Compacts and Western Mod Lites! Friday Racing at 7:30 PM with qualifying approximately at 7:15 PM. Saturday we race at 7:00 PM with qualifying at approximately 6:45 PM. CSP Drivers meeting [...]

SWAY-A-WAY RACING TECHNOLOGY REJOINS USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES

FEBRUARY 10, 2020… Officials with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA, Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest, and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series welcome the return of Sway-A-Way Racing Technology as a Contingency Sponsor. The Chatsworth, California based company will award a $100 product certificate at every race on the 2020 schedule. Since 1967, Sway-A-Way has been a leader in street, circle track, and off-road suspension technology. From off road race cars, trucks, rock crawlers, performance street cars, prerunners, sand buggies, sprint cars, dirt [...]

USAC HONORS WESTERN RACERS AT LAS VEGAS AWARDS BANQUET

Lance Jennings, JANUARY 27, 2020… Last Saturday afternoon, the United States Auto Club (USAC) honored their 2019 western racers at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Competitors with the USAC/CRA Sprints, USAC SouthWest Sprints, USAC West Coast Sprints, and USAC Western States Midgets were celebrated at the annual Western Awards Banquet. USAC Western Director Chris Kearns served as master of ceremonies of the event, which featured a roaring 20s theme. Series champions, rookies of the year, top-five in [...]

USAC WESTERN AWARDS BANQUET: JANUARY 25

On Saturday, January 25th, the Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will host the USAC Western Awards Banquet. Open to all CRA Sprint, SouthWest Sprint, West Coast Sprint, and Western States Midget Racers, Crews, Family, Friends, and Fans. Tickets are $75 per person and order forms can be downloaded at www.westcoastsprintcars.com/banquet20.pdf. Orders must be received by January 21st. Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is located at 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Room Block until [...]