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“FREEDOM TOUR” STARTS 8/21 AT SAPULPA; DAVIS TAKES CANYON’S SOUTHWEST SPRINT “SUMMER SLAM”

JULY 29, 2013 – DICK JORDAN 13-179 — The 2013 “Freedom Tour” starts August 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., opening a four-race USAC Southwest Sprint Car swing concluding with three races in Kansas. R.J. Johnson will take an 82-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. into the August swing. He finished third in last Saturday night’s race at Peoria, Ariz., a race won by Davis. Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., captured Saturday night’s 30-lap “Summer Slam” USAC Southwest Sprint Car [...]

CHARLES DAVIS JR. WINS “SUMMER SLAM” AT HOME TRACK

Lance Jennings — PEORIA, AZ – JULY 28, 2013… For the second year in a row, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye earned the “Summer Slam” victory at Canyon Speedway Park. The $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph was the fourth win of the campaign for Davis and his second straight “home track” conquest. The five-time Arizona Champion took command from Shon Deskins on lap nine and powered his way to the checkered flags. Deskins, point leader R.J. Johnson, [...]

Davis Snares Summer Slam Honors Again at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 27, 2013) – Charles Davis, Jr., picked off Summer Slam laurels for the second time in as many tries by winning Saturday night’s Second Annual Summer Slam feature event for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. While “Chargin’ Charles” took top USAC Southwest honors, other Summer Slam winners included Larry Gibson in LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprint Car action, Dustin Cormany in Micro Sprints, Matt Martinez in Viper Smart [...]

CSP HOSTS USAC SOUTHWEST “SUMMER SLAM” THIS SATURDAY

Lance Jennings — PEORIA, AZ – JULY 23, 2013… This Saturday, July 27th, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will battle at their home track for the “2nd Annual Summer Slam.” The action packed card at Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park will also feature Mini Sprints, LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprints, Viper Smart Pure Stocks, and AMA Modlites. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. Heading into Saturday’s “Summer Slam,” Canyon Speedway Park [...]

“SUMMER SLAM” AT CANYON SATURDAY; JOHNSON, ZIEHL TOP SOUTHWEST FEATURES

JULY 22, 2013 DICK JORDAN 13-171 — The “Summer Slam” invades Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Saturday and R.J. Johnson enjoys a comfortable 88-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. in the latest USAC Southwest Sprint series standings. Johnson, who already has five victories at Canyon, nearly pulled off a back-to-back “double” last weekend, winning at El Paso, Texas Friday and finishing second Saturday at Las Cruces, N.M. Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., and his Michaels entry led all but the first [...]

Chargin’ Charles Set to Defend Summer Slam Title Saturday at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 22, 2013) – Charles Davis, Jr., will try to pick off his second consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint Car score at Canyon Speedway Park as the wingless series takes to the 1/3-mile clay oval this Saturday night for the Second Annual Summer Slam. In addition to the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, the LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints, Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks and AMA Mod Lites will be in action as well with racing [...]

RICK ZIEHL WINS USAC SOUTHWEST / NMMRA “CLASH AT LAS CRUCES”

Lance Jennings — LAS CRUCES, NM – JULY 21, 2013… Hometown favorite “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl outdueled point leader R.J. Johnson to claim Saturday’s feature win at Southern New Mexico Speedway. Co-sanctioned with the New Mexico Motor Racing Association, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory earned the multi-time ASCS Champion $1,500 for his efforts. Johnson, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Andy Reinbold, and Josh Hodges followed Ziehl to the checkered flags. Starting second, Johnson led the first twenty laps of [...]

R.J. JOHNSON CLAIMS EIGHTH USAC SOUTHWEST VICTORY AT EL PASO

Lance Jennings — EL PASO, TX – JULY 21, 2013… Last Friday night, Phoenix, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson continued his winning ways at El Paso Speedway Park. Taking the lead from “The Wildman” Kyle McCutcheon on lap 3, Johnson raced to the USAC SouthWest / NMMRA co-sanctioned feature victory. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., McCutcheon, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and Andy Reinbold rounded out the top-five drivers. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson scored [...]

USAC SOUTHWEST & NMMRA SPRINT CARS CLASH IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO

Lance Jennings — PEORIA, AZ – JULY 16, 2013… The cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series are set to battle the best of the New Mexico Motor Racing Association (NMMRA) for two nights of action. Starting this Friday, July 19th, El Paso Speedway Park host the year’s first Arizona-New Mexico “Border War.” The following night, July 20th, the two groups will tackle the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces and race for bragging rights. Last [...]

EL PASO, LAS CRUCES NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS; JOHNSON LOGS #8 AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY;

JULY 15, 2013 — DICK JORDAN 13-162 — The American Southwest explodes with exciting Sprint car action this weekend when the USAC Southwest Sprint cars tackle tracks in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, N.M. Friday’s race is at El Paso Speedway Park and Saturday’s race is at Southern New Mexico Speedway. Rick Ziehl won the only previous USAC Sprint race in New Mexico, at Las Cruces in 2002. The El Paso race will be USAC’s first there. Mike Martin [...]