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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 [...]

R.J. JOHNSON WINS USAC SOUTHWEST “CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER” AT CANYON

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 17, 2013… After a furious battle with Charles Davis Jr., R.J. Johnson of Phoenix claimed Saturday’s $1,500 victory at Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park. The 30-lap “Championship Opener” marked the first official point race with the new USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series as twenty-five cars were in attendance. Johnson was followed to the checkered flags by Davis, Ronnie Clark, fifteenth starting Justin Quinn, and Nathan High who raced from seventeenth. Starting third in the [...]

WEST COAST, SOUTHWEST SPRINTS VISIT TULARE, PEORIA; CLAUSON TAKES LAS VEGAS GRUDGE FEATURE

DICK JORDAN, MARCH 11, 2013 — USAC’s West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series compete this weekend as the Western Sprint landscape bursts into action at dirt ovals in California and Arizona. The West Coast Sprint cars officially open their 2013 calendar at Tulare, Calif.’s Thunderbowl Raceway Friday and Saturday while the Southwest Sprints open their 2013 point campaign Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Last Thursday night was the first race of the 2013 “Grudge Series,” a special [...]

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT “CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER” AT PEORIA SATURDAY

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 11, 2013… This Saturday, March 16th, the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series will open their 2013 point season at Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park. Joining the action packed “Championship Opener” will be the Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints, and Southwest Modlites. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. The track will also host an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Buckeye’s “Chargin'” Charles [...]

CSP Season Opener on Saturday Features USAC Southwest Sprint Cars!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 11, 2013) – After a pair of early special events, Canyon Speedway Park officially kicks off its 2013 season with this Saturday night’s Season Opening event featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints and Southwest Mod Lites.   Saturday night’s card, which goes green at 7:00 p.m., will be preceded by an open practice session atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to [...]

BRYAN CLAUSON HITS $2,500 JACKPOT AT LAS VEGAS

Lance Jennings, LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 8, 2013… Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana continued his hot streak by leading the final three laps to claim the “Sin City Showdown” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The $2,500 “Grudge Series” victory was Bryan’s fourth triumph in five starts with the USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Cars. R.J. Johnson, Richard Vander Weerd, Rusty Carlile, and Shon Deskins followed Clauson to the checkered flags. From the pole position, Carlile [...]