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MIKE MARTIN WINS ARIZONA SPEEDWAY “SPRING FLING”

Lance Jennings — QUEEN CREEK, AZ – APRIL 14, 2013… Starting sixth, Yuma’s Mike Martin led the final eighteen laps to claim the “Spring Fling” at Arizona Speedway. With the $1,500 USAC Southwest Sprint Car victory, Martin becomes the fourth driver to score a victory in the campaign. Stevie Sussex, Charles Davis Jr., Ronnie Clark, and Shon Deskins rounded out the top five drivers. Racing his #16 Ultimate Offroad / Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin [...]

DAVIS GOES FOR ARIZONA #8 SATURDAY AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

DICK JORDAN — APRIL 8, 2013…. Saturday’s “Spring Fling” at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. offers Buckeye, Ariz. driver Charles Davis, Jr. a couple of significant achievements. He first will look to expand his lead in the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car points, holding a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson entering Saturday’s race. In addition, a victory would tie him with A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele and Bryan Clauson as the all-time leaders in USAC’s Arizona racing history. Foyt, Steele [...]

ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS USAC SOUTHWEST “SPRING FLING” APRIL 13TH

Lance Jennings… PEORIA, AZ – APRIL 2, 2013… On Saturday, April 13th, the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series will make their first of six appearances at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within the ET Motopark, the action packed “Spring Fling” will also showcase Pure Stocks, Mod Lites, and Bombers. Racing at the popular 3/8-mile facility is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.   Heading into the event, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits atop the point standings. Driving the [...]

USAC RACER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND INFORMATION

Lance Jennings, SANTA MARIA, CA – MARCH 24, 2013… Racers entering USAC competition with the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprints, West Coast Sprints, Southwest Sprints, Western Racing Classic Series, and the Western Midget Series are encouraged to purchase their memberships for 2013. Drivers must have their memberships by the third race, as only two temporary permits are allowed. The USAC membership includes insurance, backed by Chubb Insurance of London, that has a $50,000 excess medical plan with $25,000 accidental death or dismemberment. In [...]

CHARLES DAVIS JR. SPRINTS TO CASA GRANDE VICTORY

Lance Jennings, CASA GRANDE, AZ – MARCH 24, 2013… Taking the lead from Nick Aiuto on lap twenty-three, Buckeye’s Charles Davis Jr. scored his first $1,500 USAC Southwest Sprint Car victory of 2013. It was not an easy win at Central Arizona Raceway for Davis, who charged from ninth to claim the checkered flags. The five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion was followed by Aiuto, Brian Hosford, Josh Pelkey, and Bryan Swinehart. Piloting the #50 Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / [...]

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK APRIL 13

DICK JORDAN 13-30, MARCH 25, 2013…. Charles Davis of Buckeye, Ariz. will take a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson into the April 13 race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. The race will be USAC’s first at the new 3/8-mile dirt oval. Davis piloted Jim Massey’s car to victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. Davis passed Nick Aiuto on lap 23 and led the final eight laps for the win over Aiuto, [...]

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS INVADE CASA GRANDE SATURDAY

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 18, 2013… This Saturday, March 23rd, the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series will travel to the re-opened Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds, the action packed showcase will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and AMA Modlites. Racing at the fast 3/8-mile facility is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.   After scoring last Saturday’s “Championship Opener” at Canyon Speedway Park, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix sits atop the [...]

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CASA GRANDE SATURDAY; JOHNSON TAKES SERIES POINTS OPENER AT CANYON

DICK JORDAN, MARCH 18, 2013… R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. has a slim one-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings entering this Saturday’s race at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. Johnson outduelled Davis in last Saturday’s 30-lap series opener at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., leading the final two laps in the Bill Michaels entry. Davis finished second after leading 18 laps, followed by Ronnie Clark, Justin Quinn and Nathan High. Saturday’s [...]

R.J. Johnson Stars in CSP Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 16, 2013) – R.J. Johnson headlined Saturday night’s Canyon Speedway Park Season Opening event by racing to victory lane in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature atop the 1/3-mile clay oval. While Johnson topped the initial wingless USAC Southwest point event of the year, other winners on the night included Josh Shipley in LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprint Car action, Pat Wing in Micro Sprint competition and John Priest in AMA Mod Lites. Johnson, who snared a [...]