2018 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR DRIVER & TEAM INFORMATION NEEDED

2018 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR DRIVER & TEAM INFORMATION NEEDED The racing season is underway and we encourage every team to send us their latest information. (Car Number, Driver, Driver Hometown, Car Owner, Sponsors, Chassis, Engine Builder/Type). The information is needed for press releases, track announcements, driver rosters, and other media. The information will also be submitted to USAC’s National media directors. To submit information, email Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net. Thanks and see you at the races!

2018 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

2018 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS  (prior to March 17 San Tan Valley, AZ) 1.    R.J. Johnson    79 2.    Charles Davis, Jr.    77 3.    Stevie Sussex    76 4.    Michael Curtis    67 5.    Josh Pelkey    66 6.    Tye Mihocko    63 7.    Mike Martin    60 8.    Landon Cling    56 9.    Dennis Gile    50 10.    Matt Lundy    47 11.    Johnny Shelton    45 12.    Colton Moroney    44 13.    Larry Kesterson    38 –.     Tyler Adams    38 15.    Mason Keefer    35 16.    Wayne [...]

RACERS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE MEMBERSHIPS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

FEBRUARY 7, 2018…. USAC memberships come with additional insurance and the 2018 SPRINT CAR / MIDGET Membership applications are online at https://usacracing.redpodium.com/2018-usac-sprint-midget-sc If you prefer to print the Membership application, it can be downloaded at http://www.westcoastsprintcars.com/2018/USAC.pdf

R.J. JOHNSON WINS CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK’S “STEVE STROUD MEMORIAL”

Lance Jennings, FEBRUARY 5, 2018… Fresh off his fifth consecutive Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car championship, R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) continued his winning ways last Saturday night. Racing past Stevie Sussex on the fourth lap, Johnson led the rest of the way to claim the “2nd Annual Steve Stroud Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park. Sussex, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Michael Curtis, and “The Bull” Tye Mihocko rounded out the top-five drivers. Piloting Bobby Martin’s #51 Martin Family Auto Museum / [...]

R.J. JOHNSON TOPS STEVE STROUD MEMORIAL AT CANYON

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: February 3, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “2nd Annual Steve Stroud Memorial” FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Johnny Shelton (#9 Shelton), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 6. Larry Kesterson (#F2 Kesterson), 7. Wayne Siddle (#7 Siddle), 8. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. [...]

SATURDAY’S “STEVE STROUD MEMORIAL” AT CANYON OPENS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SEASON

Lance Jennings, JANUARY 30, 2018… This Saturday, February 3rd, the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will open their sixth season at Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park. Promoted by Doug Gabbard, the second annual “Steve Stroud Memorial” will also feature IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Modlites, and Dwarf Cars. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223). Saturday’s event honors Steve [...]

2018 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE HAS 25 DATES AT 7 TRACKS

Lance Jennings, JANUARY 29, 2018… Entering their sixth season, the cars and stars of the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series are set for twenty-five events at seven racetracks. Opening with the February 3rd “Steve Stroud Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park, the traditional 360s will close out their schedule with Arizona Speedway’s 2-day “51st Western World Championships” on November 3rd. The popular non-point 4-race “Freedom Tour” remains a highlight on the calendar with shows in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Promoted [...]

USAC WESTERN RACERS CELEBRATED AT LAS VEGAS AWARDS BANQUET

Lance Jennings, JANUARY 28, 2018… The United States Auto Club’s western racers, champions, and special award winners were honored last Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by Chris Kearns at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, the 2017 Western Awards Banquet celebrated the accomplishments from thirteen divisions. The event was headlined by returning champions. “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California scored his fifth consecutive AMSOIL CRA Sprint Car crown for Mark Alexander. Laveen, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson claimed his fifth straight Sands [...]

2018 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE

2018 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE DATE – TRACK – LOCATION January 26: Orleans Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV (Bowling Tournament / 8pm) January 27: Orleans Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV (USAC Western Awards Banquet / 12pm) February 3: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Steve Stroud Memorial) February 28: *The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV (FVP Outlaw Showdown / $3,000-to-win / Non-Points) March 1: *The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway [...]

USAC TECHNICAL UPDATE – TB2018-NAT001

*These rules are also in effect for AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC West Coast, and Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars for 2018. USAC TECHNICAL UPDATE – TB2018-NAT001 NATIONAL SERIES Date: JANUARY 1, 2018 ALL NATIONAL SERIES -Digital bleeders are allowed. Air may not be introduced to the tire. Bleeders may not be controlled remotely. -Full containment seats mandatory beginning May 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 all seats must meet SFI 39.2 specifications. Silver Crown Series -Tire options for events in 2018 remain the same as 2017 National Sprint -Suspension adjustments [...]