C.J. LEARY SCORES CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK VICTORYsouthwest
PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 6, 2020… Powering past “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. on the second lap, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) earned the Friday night AMSOIL USAC/CRA & Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win at Canyon Speedway Park. Driving Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending USAC National Sprint Car Champion took the $3,000 “Spring Showcase” opener over Davis, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, Brody Roa, and hard charger J.J. Yeley.
Yeley earned the Flowdymanics Hard Charger Award with an eleventh to fifth place run.
Swanson also scored the night’s Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Time Award by posting a time of 13.738 over the 19-car roster.
The night’s 10-lap heat race victories went to Yeley (Component Repair Company / Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat) and Gardner (All Coast Construction / Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Second Heat).
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA and Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are back in action at Canyon Speedway Park for Saturday’s (March 7) finale of the “3rd Annual Spring Showcase.”
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks All Coast Construction, Component Repair Company, Flowdynamics, Hoosier Racing Tires, Woodland Auto Display, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Loudpedal Productions, Rod End Supply, Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars, surfnsprint.com, and Ultra Shield Race Products for their support.
The Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Beaver Stripes, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Hoosier Racing Tire, Rod End Supply, Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars, and Ultra Shield Race Products for their support.
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: March 6, 2020 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona – “3rd Annual Spring Showcase”
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY / BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-13.738; 2. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-13.869; 3. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.890; 4. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-13.967; 5. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-14.157; 6. C.J. Leary, 77M, Michael-14.165; 7. Tommy Malcolm, 5X,Napier-14.204; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-14.256; 9. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-14.342; 10. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-14.349; 11. J.J. Yeley, 02, Rossi-14.352; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.370; 13. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-14.379; 14. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-14.444; 15. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-14.539; 16. Kyle Shipley, 0G, Shipley-14.647; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.796; 18. Ryan Ouerter, 43, Ouerter-15.060; 19. Ikaika O’Brien, 11O, O’Brien-15.484.
COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY / SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Yeley, 2. Malcolm, 3. Tafoya, 4. Gile, 5. Swanson, 6. Roa, 7. Gansen, 8. McCarthy, 9. Curtis, 10. O’Brien. NT
ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION / COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Williams, 3. Davis, 4. Leary, 5. Sussex, 6. Shipley, 7. Ellertson, 8. Ouerter, 9. Johnson. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. C.J. Leary (4), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (2), 3. Damion Gardner (6), 4. Brody Roa (9), 5. J.J. Yeley (11), 6. R.J. Johnson (12), 7. Stevie Sussex (8), 8. Dennis Gile (5), 9. Jeremy Ellertson (14), 10. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (1), 11. Michael Curtis (15), 12. Matt McCarthy (13), 13. Chris Gansen (17), 14. Kyle Shipley (16), 15. Ryan Ouerter (18), 16. Ikaika O’Brien (19), 17. Jake Swanson (7), 18. Tommy Malcolm (3), 18. Austin Williams (10). NT
**Williams flipped on lap on 1 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Davis, Laps 2-30 Leary
FLOWDYNAMICS HARD CHARGER: J.J. Yeley (11th to 5th)
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-76, 2-Damion Gardner-75, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-67, 4-Brody Roa-68, 5-J.J. Yeley-66, 6-Stevie Sussex-61, 7-Dennis Gile-56, -R.J. Johnson-56, 9-Eddie Tafoya Jr.-49, 10-Jeremy Ellertson-48.
NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-230, 2-R.J. Johnson-206, 3-Jake Swanson-205, 4-Stevie Sussex-202, 5-Austin Williams-169, 6-Michael Curtis-160, 7-Kyle Shipley-159, 8-C.J. Leary-76, 9-Damion Gardner-75, 10-Brody Roa-68.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: March 7 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona – “3rd Annual Spring Showcase”