2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

radio2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS
(Prior to October 15 race at Queen Creek, AZ)
1 R.J. Johnson 1135
2 Charles Davis Jr. 1022
3 Matt Rossi 928
4 Mike Martin 871
5 Tye Mihocko 769
7 Dennis Gile 722
6 Stevie Sussex 718
8 Nick Aiuto 639
9 Chris Bonneau 610
10 Brian Hosford 576
11 Josh Pelkey 575
12 Andy Reinbold 563
13 Landon Cling 548
14 Shon Deskins 459
15 Michael Curtis 395
16 Bruce St. James 376
17 Dustin Burkhart 330
18 Matt Lundy 300
19 Tom Ogle 295
20 Jonas Reynolds 190
21 Kyle Shipley 158
22 Spencer Hill 138
Tanner Grau 138
24 Joe Schoepner 99
25 Asa Kesterson 96
26 Adam Millsap 83
27 Bryan Clauson 79
28 Jordan Stetson 77
29 Brody Roa 72
Brent Yarnel 72
31 Brady Bacon 69
Zach Madrid 69
33 Josh Hodges 68
34 Leland Fuller 64
35 Dave Darland 63
36 Trey Marcham 54
37 D.J. Johnson 48
38 Jace Vander Weerd 45
39 Rojnnie Clark 42
Colton Slack 42
Jason Grady 42
42 Vickie Faber 41
43 Troy Rutherford 40
44 Casey Shuman 39
45 Matt Stewart 38
46 Kent Rosevear 36
47 Cody Batten 36
48 Larry Kesterson 35
49 Mason Keefer 33
50 Max Adams 31
51 Austin Liggett 15
52 Dustin Cormany 10
Jeff Sibley 10
Josh Grady 10
Kenny Perkins 10
Richard Vander Weerd 10
Ryan Timmons 10
Bob Strait 10
Tristan Guardino 10
Aaron Reutzel 10

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STEVIE SUSSEX TRIUMPHS IN QUEEN CREEK RETURN

sussexLance Jennings, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016… Making his first USAC SouthWest Sprint Car start since his June 4th Las Cruces win, Stevie Sussex (Tempe, Arizona) claimed last Saturday’s victory at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Taking the lead on lap twenty after a torrid battle with Josh Pelkey and R.J. Johnson, Sussex won the curfew shortened event after five more laps. Pelkey, Johnson, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Matt Rossi rounded out the top-five drivers.

Charging from seventh, Stevie Sussex earned his sixth win of the campaign. Driving Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Stratis Construction / Westin Diversified RSS, Sussex won the night’s second 8-lap heat race and ranked seventh out of twenty-seven racers in passing points. Returning from racing USAC 360 and 410 sprints in California, the young driver is seventh in the point chase with six heat race victories, two top-qualifier awards, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and 119 feature laps led.

After leading the first nineteen laps, Josh Pelkey (Peoria, Arizona) had to settle for second at Arizona Speedway. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts entry, Pelkey won the program’s first heat race and placed sixth in passing points. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion sits eleventh in the standings with three heat race victories, three hard charger awards, six top-10 finishes, and 27 feature laps led to his credit.

R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) had a solid night with a third place finish at Queen Creek. Racing Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson won the night’s third 8-lap heat race and was seated third in the night’s passing points. As this writing goes to press, the three-time champion has a 113-point lead with ten feature wins, nine heat race victories, six top-qualifier awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 230 feature laps led on the season.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) scored fourth in the 25-lap main event. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis ran third in his heat race and ranked fourth in passing points. The five-time Arizona champion is currently second in the point chase with eleven heat race victories, three top-qualifier awards, one hard charger awards, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 39 feature laps led on the year.

Matt Rossi (Glendale, Arizona) charged from eleventh to score fifth in the Queen Creek feature. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi placed third in his heat race and ranked eleventh in the night’s passing points. The former Western World 360 Champion left Queen Creek sitting third in points with three heat race victories, one semi-main win, twelve top-10 finishes, and 13 feature laps led to his credit.

Dennis Gile (Phoenix, Arizona) earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from seventeenth. Racing the family owned #13 Quarterback Academy / Bobby Q Ellis, Gile scored fifth in his heat race and won the 10-lap semi main. To date, last season’s Rookie of the Year is sixth in the point standings with five heat race victories, three top-qualifier awards, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led.

Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, Arizona) scored the night’s top-qualifier award over the 27 racers in the pit area. Driving the Kevin Turner & Greg Wheeler owned #11C DAR Racing / JT Engineering Maxim, Curtis won the fourth 8-lap heat race and finished eleventh at the checkered flags. At press time, the young driver sits fifteenth in the USAC SouthWest point chase with three heat race victories, two top-qualifier awards, one hard charger award, and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.

After a break in the schedule, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on Saturday, October 15th. Located at the ET Motopark, the event will also feature Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, and ModLites. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

For more information on the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook.
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:
September 17, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 7. Brett Yarnell (#29B Yarnell). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Tyler Brown (#9G Brown). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Kyle Shipley (#0G Shipley), 4. Cody Batten (#71B Batten), 5. Lealand Fuller (#3 Fuller), 6. Jordan Stetson (#8AZ Stetson), 7. Vickie Faber (#50V Faber). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Tanner Grau (#34 Grau), 5. Joe Schoepner (#17 Schoepner), 6. Zach Madrid (#5Z Madrid). NT

SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Gile, 2. Cling, 3. Lundy, 4. Schoepner, 5. Hosford, 6. Fuller, 7. Yarnel, 8. Faber, 9. Stetson, 10. Brown. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Stevie Sussex (7th), 2. Josh Pelkey (1st), 3. R.J. Johnson (4th), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (3rd), 5. Matt Rossi (11th), 6. Tye Mihocko (10th), 7. Chris Bonneau (13th), 8. Tom Ogle (14th), 9. Dennis Gile (17th), 10. Kyle Shipley (2nd), 11. Michael Curtis (6th), 12. Landon Cling (18th), 13. Brian Hosford (21st), 14. Mike Martin (12th), 15. Shon Deskins (8th), 16. Cody Batten (16th), 17. Matt Lundy (19th), 18. Joe Schoepner (20th), 19. Tanner Grau (15th), 20. Bruce St. James (9th), 21. Lealand Fuller (22nd), 22. Andy Reinbold (5th). NT
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**Madrid flipped during the fourth heat. Reinbold flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Pelkey, Laps 20-25 Sussex.
HARD CHARGER: Dennis Gile (17th to 9th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1135, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-1022, 3. Matt Rossi-928, 4. Mike Martin-881, 5. Tye Mihocko-769, 6. Dennis Gile-722, 7. Stevie Sussex-718, 8. Nick Aiuto-639, 9. Chris Bonneau-609, 10. Brian Hosford-587, 11. Josh Pelkey-576, 12. Andy Reinbold-568, 13. Landon Cling-548, 14. Shon Deskins-460, 15. Michael Curtis-400, 16. Bruce St. James-376, 17. Dustin Burkhart-330, 18. Matt Lundy-300, 19. Tom Ogle-295, 20. Jonas Reynolds-190.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
October 15: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 22: Canyon Speedway – Peoria, AZ (Hank Arnold Memorial)
October 29: Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, AZ
November 4: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ (Western World Championships / $2,000-to-Win)
November 5: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ (Western World Championships / $5,000-to-Win)
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This schedule is subject to change.

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 17, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

1sussexUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 17, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1.Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 7. Brett Yarnell (#29B Yarnell). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Tyler Brown (#9G Brown). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Kyle Shipley (#0G Shipley), 4. Cody Batten (#71B Batten), 5. Lealand Fuller (#3 Fuller), 6. Jordan Stetson (#8AZ Stetson), 7. Vickie Faber (#50V Faber). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Tanner Grau (#34 Grau), 5. Joe Schoepner (#17 Schoepner), 6. Zach Madrid (#5Z Madrid). NT

SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Gile, 2. Cling, 3. Lundy, 4. Schoepner, 5. Hosford, 6. Fuller, 7. Yarnel, 8. Faber, 9. Stetson, 10. Brown. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. Josh Pelkey, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Chris Bonneau, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Dennis Gile, 10. Kyle Shipley, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Landon Cling, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Shon Deskins, 16. Cody Batten, 17. Matt Lundy, 18. Joe Schoepner, 19. Tanner Grau, 20. Bruce St. James, 21. Lealand Fuller, 22. Andy Reinbold. NT
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**Madrid flipped during the fourth heat. Reinbold flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Pelkey, Laps 20-25 Sussex.
HARD CHARGER: Dennis Gile (17th to 9th)

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NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: October 15 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona Speedway

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS HEADLINE QUEEN CREEK’S “CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE NIGHT”

martinLance Jennings, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016… After a successful “Border Tour” with the NMMRA, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway this Saturday, September 17th. Promoted by Jonah Trussel and located within ET Motopark, the “Central Arizona College Night” will also feature the San Tan Ford IMCA Modifieds, ModLites, and Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing at the fast 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

Since April 13, 2013, twenty-one USAC SouthWest Sprint Car races have been held at the Queen Creek facility. Three-time and defending series champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with thirteen wins followed by “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (5), “The Magic Man” Mike Martin (1), Josh Pelkey (1), and Stevie Sussex (1). This season, Johnson has three wins at Arizona Speedway and Sussex claimed the May 7th victory.

After winning both nights of the “Border Tour” at El Paso and Las Cruces, R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) has a 107-point lead over the competition. Racing Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has posted ten feature wins, eight heat race victories, six top-qualifier awards, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 230 feature laps led. The second generation driver will be looking for his series leading 43rd feature win this Saturday night.

Veteran racer “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) is second in the championship point chase. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis ran second at El Paso and scored third at Las Cruces. To date, the five-time Arizona champion has eleven heat race victories, three top-qualifier awards, one hard charger award, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 39 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles ranks second on the series win list with thirteen victories and will have his sights on his first triumph of 2016.

Matt Rossi (Glendale, Arizona) ranks third in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi scored eighth at El Paso and ran second to Johnson at Las Cruces. As this writing goes to press, the former Western World 360 Champion has three heat race victories, one semi-main win, eleven top-10 finishes, and thirteen feature laps led in the campaign. This Saturday, Matt will be looking to earn his fourth career SouthWest victory at Queen Creek.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin (Yuma, Arizona) sits fourth in the chase for the championship. Racing his #16 Sherwin-Williams / Boulevard Truck Maxim, Martin scored eleventh at El Paso and Las Cruces. To date, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner has six heat race victories, one top-qualifier award, two hard charger awards, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 39 feature laps led in the campaign. “The Magic Man” is tied with Josh Pelkey for fifth on the series win list and will have his sights on adding another Queen Creek trophy to his collection.

“The Bull” Tye Mihocko (Peoria, Arizona) is fifth in the championship point standings. Driving the family owned #5 Property Solutions / Michael Most Trucking entry, Mihocko scored eighteenth at El Paso and finished sixth at Las Cruces. At press time, the young driver has recorded one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award and thirteen top-10 finishes on the season. This Saturday, Tye will be looking to breakthrough and claim his first career USAC SouthWest triumph.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Dennis Gile, Nick Aiuto, Chris Bonneau, Brian Hosford, Andy Reinbold, Landon Cling, Shon Deskins, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Michael Curtis, Matt Lundy, Tom Ogle, and more.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47800 N. Ironwood Road in Queen Creek, just five miles south of Mesa. To get to the track, exit Ironwood Drive on US 60, then head four miles south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior Tickets are $12, Kids Tickets (11 & under) are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

For more information on the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook.
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS:
2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson, 2015-R.J. Johnson.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
10-R.J. Johnson, 5- Stevie Sussex, 4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Josh Hodges.

QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
13-R.J. Johnson, 5-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Mike Martin, 1-Josh Pelkey, 1-Stevie Sussex.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1059, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-952, 3. Matt Rossi-864, 4. Mike Martin-841, 5. Tye Mihocko-707, 6. Dennis Gile-672, 7. Stevie Sussex-640, 8. Nick Aiuto-639, 9. Chris Bonneau-551, 10. Brian Hosford-549, 11. Andy Reinbold-533, 12. Landon Cling-506, 13. Josh Pelkey-500, 14. Shon Deskins-420, 15. Bruce St. James-346, 16. Michael Curtis-345, 17. Dustin Burkhart-330, 18. Matt Lundy-269, 19. Tom Ogle-241, 20. Jonas Reynolds-190.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
September 17: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 15: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 22: Canyon Speedway – Peoria, AZ (Hank Arnold Memorial)
October 29: Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, AZ
November 4: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ (Western World Championships / $2,000-to-Win)
November 5: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ (Western World Championships / $5,000-to-Win)
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This schedule is subject to change.

ATTACHED PHOTOS/IMAGES:
#16 “The Magic Man” Mike Martin – 4th in USAC SouthWest Point Standings. Photo by Patrick Shaw / Backed In Photography.

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2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

cling2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS
(Prior to September 17 race at Queen Creek, AZ)
1. R.J. Johnson 1059
2. Charles Davis Jr. 952
3. Matt Rossi 864
4. Mike Martin 841
5. Tye Mihocko 707
6. Dennis Gile 672
7. Stevie Sussex 640
8. Nick Aiuto 639
9. Chris Bonneau 551
10. Brian Hosford 549
11. Andy Reinbold 533
12. Landon Cling 506
13. Josh Pelkey 500
14. Shon Deskins 420
15. Bruce St. James 346
16. Michael Curtis 345
17. Dustin Burkhart 330
18. Matt Lundy 269
19. Tom Ogle 241
20. Jonas Reynolds 190
21. Spencer Hill 138
22. Kyle Shipley 109
23. Tanner Grau 108
24. Asa Kesterson 96
25. Adam Millsap 83
26. Bryan Clauson 79
27. Brody Roa 72
28. Joe Schoepner 71
29. Brady Bacon 69
30. Josh Hodges 68
31. Jordan Stetson 67
32. Dave Darland 63
33. Brett Yarnel 62
34. Zach Madrid 59
35. Trey Marcham 54
36. D.J. Johnson 48
37. Jace Vander Weerd 45
38. Jason Grady 42
Colton Slack 42
Ronnie Clark 42
41. Troy Rutherford 40
Leland Fuler 40
43. Casey Shuman 39
44. Matt Stewart 38
45. Kent Rosevear 36
46. Larry Kesterson 35
47. Mason Keefer 33
48. Vickie Faber 31
Max Adams 31
50. Austin Liggett 15
51. Richard Vander Weerd 10
Tristan Guardino 10
Bob Strait 10
Ryan Timmons 10
Kenny Perkins 10
Josh Grady 10
Aaron Reutzel 10
Dustin Cormany 10
Jeff Sibley 10

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