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 [...]

SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD FOR LVMS THURSDAY

DICK JORDAN, MARCH 4, 2013 — Participants in USAC’s brand-new Southwest Sprint Car Series head to Las Vegas, Nev. this Thursday for the 2013 series opener on the facility’s half-mile dirt track. The event also carries West Coast Sprint Car co-sanctioning as a “special” non-points race. USAC conducted a Southwest Sprint Series in 2003 and 2004, with Rick Ziehl and Beau Binder grabbing championships, and the 2013 calendar includes 28 races in six states. Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif., USAC’s 2012 [...]

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS READY FOR THURSDAY’S “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” AT LAS VEGAS

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 4, 2013… The Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track will host the USAC Southwest and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series this Thursday, March 7th. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire, Southwest Contractors, and the Hose Advantage Store, the “Sin City Showdown” will kickoff the popular 3-race “Grudge Series” and will also showcase the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Street Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled for [...]

MARCH 7TH “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” AT LAS VEGAS OPENS USAC “GRUDGE SERIES”

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 18, 2013… On Thursday, March 7th, the cars and stars of the USAC Southwest and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will clash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire and ParkerStores, the “Sin City Showdown” will kickoff the popular 3-race “Grudge Series” and will also showcase the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Street Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled [...]

CLAUSON TAKES WINTER CHALLENGE FINALE!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 2, 2013) – Bryan Clauson finished off Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge exactly the way he started it by standing in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car victory lane on Saturday night. Clauson’s third triumph in four rounds of action aboard Mike Martin’s Ultimate Offroad No. 16b, this one worth $5,000, earned him the Winter Challenge championship while Jesse Sobbing took the Winter Challenge in the IMCA Modified ranks. With Clauson topping the [...]