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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 [...]

R.J. JOHNSON SPRINTS TO QUEEN CREEK FEATURE WIN

Lance Jennings — QUEEN CREEK, AZ – JULY 14, 2013… Last Saturday was a night to remember for R.J. Johnson of Phoenix at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car point leader swept the program by winning his heat race, winning the Sunoco Fuels Passing Masters Dash, and leading every lap of the main event. Josh Pelkey, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and Chris Bonneau followed Johnson to the checkered flags. Piloting Bill Michaels’ [...]

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BATTLE AT QUEEN CREEK SATURDAY

Lance Jennings… PEORIA, AZ – JULY 9, 2013… The powerful cars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series are set to invade Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway this Saturday, July 13th. Located within the ET Motopark, the action packed showcase will also feature Supers, Mod Lites, and Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing at the popular 3/8-mile facility is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. Saturday’s race will mark the fourth appearance at Arizona Speedway for the traditional [...]

ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY

JULY 8, 2013 DICK JORDAN 13-154 — Six of the “top-10” in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings have a trio of “top-10” finishes in the three races held so far this year at Arizona Speedway. The series returns to the one-third mile dirt oval at E.T. Motorpark in Queen Creek this Saturday. Point leader R.J. Johnson has a win, a third and a sixth and holds a 74-point edge in the points over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. Davis has [...]

JULY 13 QUEEN CREEK RACE NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS; DAVIS TAKES ALL-TIME ARIZONA LEAD AFTER CANYON WIN

JULY 1, 2013 DICK JORDAN 13-145 — Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. trails R.J. Johnson by 64 points in the standings going into a July 13 USAC Southwest Sprint race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Last Saturday night’s victory at Peoria, Ariz. vaulted him into the all-time lead in terms of USAC feature winners in the Grand Canyon State. Davis posted his ninth career USAC victory in the state of Arizona, winning Saturday night’s “Summer Sizzle” USAC [...]

CHARLES DAVIS JR. MAKES USAC HISTORY AT CANYON “SUMMER SIZZLE”

Lance Jennings… PEORIA, AZ – JUNE 30, 2013… After temperatures soared over 100 degrees at Canyon Speedway Park, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ended R.J. Johnson’s win streak with a last corner pass. The $1,500 “Summer Sizzle” victory was Davis’ third USAC SouthWest Sprint Car feature win of the season. Johnson, Josh Pelkey, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James rounded out the top five drivers. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod [...]

CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK HOSTS “3RD ANNUAL SUMMER SIZZLE” SATURDAY

Lance Jennings… PEORIA, AZ – JUNE 24, 2013… This Saturday, June 29th, the cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to their home track for the popular “3rd Annual Summer Sizzle.” The showcase 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. R.J. Johnson of Phoenix sits atop [...]

JOSH PELKEY SHINES IN CASA GRANDE VICTORY

Lance Jennings — CASA GRANDE, AZ – JUNE 23, 2013… After having a rough start to his season, the stars aligned for Peoria’s Josh Pelkey at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. The former Arizona Champion swept last Saturday’s program by winning his heat race, winning the dash, and leading all 30-laps to claim his first $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory. Point leader R.J. Johnson, Shon Deskins, Bruce St. James, and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin rounded out [...]

“SUMMER SIZZLE” AT CANYON THIS SATURDAY; PELKEY WIRE-TO-WIRE AT CENTRAL ARIZONA

JUNE 24, 2013 DICK JORDAN 13-135— “Summer Sizzle” is on tap this Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. as the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint cars return to the 3/8-mile dirt oval near Phoenix. Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. led wire-to-wire to win Saturday night’s race at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., piloting the ABC Body Shop/NAPA DRC/Advanced machine. Series point leader R.J. Johnson finished second ahead of Shon Deskins, Bruce St. James and Mike Martin. Johnson enjoys [...]