2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

ogle2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

(Prior to September 6 at Queen Creek, AZ)

1 R.J. Johnson 955
2 Josh Pelkey 836
3 Charles Davis Jr. 834
4 Shon Deskins 768
5 Matt Rossi 731
6 Mike Martin 697
7 Tye Mihocko 696
8 Nick Auito 533
9 Andy Reinbold 513
10 Michael Curtis 497
11 Brian Hosford 451
12 Mike Cloegrove 442
13 Bruce St. James 434
14 Josh Shipley 385
15 Thomas Ogle 337
16 Josh Hodges 279
17 Stevie Susses 271
18 Mark Morin 245
19 Mike Bonneau 242
20 Chris Bonneau 225
21 Dennis Gile 187
22 Jesse Baker 119
23 Colby Copeland 107
24 Bo Baker 102
25 Don Gable 94
26 Randy Smith 90
27 Stephen Nix 80
28 Tommie Lee 79
29 Rick Ziehl 79
30 Bob Ream Jr. 73
31 Dillon Tanner 73
32 Lonnie Oliver 64
33 Matt Lundy 57
34 Kyle McCutcheon 57
35 Alex Pettax 53
36 Michael Woodruff 53
37 Matthew Cardienas 50
38 Matt Ziehl 46
39 Robert Herrera 44
40 Michael Fanelli 35
41 Jason Grady 34
42 James Hatch 34
43 Dustin Burkhart 31
44 Ronnie Smith 31
45 Nick Parker 29
46 Dustin Cormany 24
47 Brandon Hacker 24
48 Katherine Aragon 24
49 Corey Hurley 22
50 David Dykes 22
51 Dean Colquitee 21
52 Gary Gonzales 21
53 Mike Visser 19
54 Carson Ditsch 18
55 Asa Kesterson 15
56 Stephen Spiak 10
57 Danny Lee 10
58 Kristy Smith 7
59 Joseph Hernandez 3
60 Chuck Jackson 3
61 Tyler Jackson 2

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ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS SW SPRINTS SATURDAY; POINT LEADER JOHNSON “SWEEPS” SOUTHWEST “BORDER TOUR”

shipleyDICK JORDAN 14-187, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Arizona Speedway hosts the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars this Saturday night in Queen Creek. If past performances are any indication it could be another great night for series point leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix.

Johnson has been sensational in recent weeks, winning six of the last eight Southwest features, including a “clean sweep” of last week’s “Border Tour” in Texas and New Mexico.

The victories began last week on Friday night at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park where Johnson passed Shon Deskins on the final lap for the 30-lap win in his Michaels entry to beat Deskins, Matt Rossi, Josh Hodges and Tye Michocko.

On Saturday Johnson led all 30 laps at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, beating Mihocko, Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. to the checkered flag.

Sunday saw another wire-to-wire victory for Johnson at Tularosa (N.M.) Speedway where he beat Davis, Pelkey, Matt Rossi and Mihocko.

Johnson now enjoys a 119-point lead over Pelkey in the latest standings going into the race at Queen Creek. Davis stands just two points back of Pelkey.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-955, 2-Josh Pelkey-836, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-834, 4-Shon Deskins-788, 5-Matt Rossi-731, 6-Mike Martin-697, 7-Tye Mihocko-696, 8-Nick Aiuto-533, 9-Andy Reinbold-513, 10-Michael Curtis-498.

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R.J. JOHNSON SWEEPS BORDER TOUR WITH TULAROSA VICTORY

rjLance Jennings, TULAROSA, NM – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014… For the third consecutive night, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona has celebrated a victory during the USAC SouthWest-NMMRA Sprint Car “Border Tour.” Sunday’s $1,500 triumph at Tularosa Speedway was Johnson’s ninth win of the season as the defending champion extends his point lead. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Matt Rossi, and “The Kid” Tye Mihocko chased R.J. to the checkered flags.

Starting fourth in the main event, R.J. Johnson led all 30-laps behind the wheel of Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman. Before claiming his series leading twentieth career SouthWest main event, Johnson won the night’s first 8-lap heat race and ranked third in passing points. Johnson left Tularosa Speedway with eleven heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 164 feature laps led on the season.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ended the “Border Tour” with a second place run at Tularosa. Piloting the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis took third in his heat race and placed sixth in passing points. Heading to Queen Creek, the five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion is third in the point chase with three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led on the year.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Arizona took third at the checkered flags after starting fifth. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey was third in his heat race and ranked second in the nightly passing points. The 1997 ASCA Champion left Tularosa placed second in points with three feature wins, four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led to his credit.

Phoenix, Arizona Matt Rossi charged to fourth in the Tularosa feature after starting twelfth. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi was third in his heat race and placed twelfth in passing points. Currently fifth in the standings, the veteran driver has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria, Arizona continues to improve with a fifth place finish after starting ninth. Racing the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko ran second to Shon Deskins in his heat race and ranked ninth in passing points. Heading to Arizona Speedway, Mihocko is seventh in points with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and thirteen top-10 finishes.

El Paso, Texas veteran Don Grable earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from nineteenth. Driving his #148NM machine, Grable was fifth in his heat race and took second in the first 10-lap semi-main.

Phoenix, Arizona’s Shon Deskins claimed his seventh heat race win of the season at Tularosa Speedway. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins ranked seventh in passing points and scored eighth in the 30-lap feature. To date, the May 3rd Prescott Valley winner sits fourth in the standings with one hard charger award, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led on the season.

Nick Aiuto of Camp Verde, Arizona raced to his first heat race victory of the campaign in the third 8-lap event. Driving his #27 Ellis Race Cars / Bob Boundurant School of High Performance Driving Ells, Aiuto was eighth in passing points and took sixth at the finish line. Currently, Nick is eighth in the point chase with one hard charger award and five top-10 finishes in 2014.

Yuma, Arizona’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin scored his fourth heat race win of the year at Tularosa. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin was fifth in passing points and scored twelfth in the main event. Heading to Queen Creek, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner is sixth in points with one feature win, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Michael Curtis of Cottonwood, Arizona won the night’s first 10-lap semi-main. Piloting the Turner/Wheeler owned #11C DAR Racing / JT Engineering Maxim, Curtis was sixth in his heat race and placed thirteenth in the feature after starting seventeenth. To date, Michael has climbed to tenth in the standings with has one heat race victory, one hard charger award, and four top-10 finishes on the year.

Rio Rancho, New Mexico’s James Hatch claimed victory in the program’s second 10-lap semi-main. Driving the #41NM Hal Burns Trucking / Kuckmen Pump & Power entry, Hatch was fourth in his heat race and placed twentieth in the main event.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will be back in action this Saturday, September 6th at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. The action packed showcase will also feature Pure Stocks, Mod Lites, and Bombers. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by NMMRA):
August 31, 2014 – Tularosa, New Mexico – Tularosa Speedway – “Border Tour”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 8. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas), 5. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 6. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 7. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 8. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD), 5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 6. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 7. Chuck Jackson (#99 Jackson), 8. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 5. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 6. Danny Lee (#7X), 7. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

FIRST SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Curtis, 2. Grable, 3. J.Baker, 4. Fanelli, 5. Dykes, 6. K.Smith, 7. Spiak, 8. Ra.Smith. NT

SECOND SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Hatch, 2. Nix, 3. B.Baker, 4. Ro.Smith, 5. Lee, 6. Kesterson, 7. Aragon, 8. Jackson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. R.J. Johnson (4th), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (1st), 3. Josh Pelkey (5th), 4. Matt Rossi (12th), 5. Tye Mihocko (9th), 6. Nick Aiuto (8th), 7. Josh Hodges (6th), 8. Shon Deskins (7th), 9. Don Grable (19th), 10. Kyle McCutcheon (10th), 11. Brian Hosford (3rd), 12. Mike Martin (2nd), 13. Michael Curtis (17th), 14. Jesse Baker (21st), 15. Andy Reinbold (16th), 16. Stephen Nix (20th), 17. Matt Ziehl (14th), 18. Matthew Cardienas (13th), 19. Robert Herrera (11th), 20. James Hatch (18th), 21. Dillon Tanner (15th), 22. Bo Baker (22nd). NT
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**Randy Smith & Spiak flipped during the first semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: Don Grable (19th to 9th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-955, 2. Josh Pelkey-836, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-834, 4. Shon Deskins-768, 5. Matt Rossi-731, 6. Mike Martin-697, 7. Tye Mihocko-696, 8. Nick Aiuto-533, 9. Andy Reinbold-513, 10. Michael Curtis-497, 11. Brian Hosford-451, 12. Mike Colegrove-442, 13. Bruce St. James-434, 14. Josh Shipley-385, 15. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Josh Hodges-279, 17. Stevie Sussex-271, 18. Mark Morin-245, 19. Mike Bonneau-242, 20. Chris Bonneau-225.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
September 6: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
September 20: Central Arizona Raceway – Casa Grande, AZ
September 27: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 11: Prescott Valley Speedway – Prescott Valley, AZ
October 18: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Southwest Championships)
November 1: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
** = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

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START TO FINISH, R.J. JOHNSON WINS AT SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO SPEEDWAY

1johnsonLance Jennings, LAS CRUCES, NM – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014… Leading all thirty-laps, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona won the second round the USAC SouthWest-NMMRA Sprint Car “Border Tour.” Saturday’s $1,500 triumph at Southern New Mexico Speedway was Johnson’s eighth win of the campaign. “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and the scored the feature win from second. Ranked fifth in the nightly passing points, the defending champion sailed to his nineteenth career USAC SouthWest victory. Heading to Tularosa, Johnson has ten heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 134 feature laps led to his credit.

Peoria, Arizona’s “The Kid” Tye Mihocko had one of his best nights of the season with a second place run from sixth. Piloting the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko ran second to Johnson in his heat race and was the night’s high point driver. “The Kid” left Southern New Mexico Speedway with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and twelve top-10 finishes.

After scoring fifteenth at El Paso, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona rebounded to take third at Las Cruces. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin won the night’s third 10-lap heat race and ranked second in passing points. Heading to Tularosa, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner has one feature win, three heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Peoria, Arizona’s Josh Pelkey raced to fourth at Southern New Mexico Speedway from eighth. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the night’s fourth heat race and ranked eighth in passing points. The 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led on the season.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Arizona sliced his way to fifth at Las Cruces after starting tenth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran second to Matt Rossi in his heat race and placed tenth in passing points. The five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion left Las Cruces with three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led.

Phoenix, Arizona’s Shon Deskins earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place run from sixteenth. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, the veteran driver was third in his heat race and sixteenth in passing points. Heading to Tularosa, the May 3rd Prescott Valley winner has six heat race victories, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led on the season.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix, Arizona won the program’s second 10-lap heat race. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi ranked seventh in the nightly passing points and scored fourteenth in the main event. Matt left Las Cruces with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the season.

Peralta, New Mexico’s Ronnie Smith took the victory in the night’s first 12-lap semi-main. Racing his #19R Flash Auto Engine & Dyno / Tim Palmer Graphic Design entry, Smith was fourth in his heat race and scored twenty-first in the main event.

Stephen Nix of Santa Fe, New Mexico claimed the program’s second 12-lap semi-main. Driving the #52NM Hal Burns Trucking / Kuckmen Pump & Power machine, Nix ran fifth in his heat race and scored eleventh in the feature after starting eighteenth.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by NMMRA):
August 30, 2014 – Las Cruces, New Mexico – Southern New Mexico Speedway – “Border Tour”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 5. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 6. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 7. Danny Lee (#7X), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith), 9. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 6. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 7. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 8. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 9. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl), 5. Don Grable (#148NM Grable), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Tyler Jackson (#2 Jackson), 8. Derek DeMartino (#995 Derek DeMartino). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker), 5. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 6. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 7. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 8. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Ro.Smith, 2. Grable, 3. Fanelli, 4. Kesterson, 5. Cardenias, 6. Spiak, 7. Kr.Smith, 8. Lee. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Nix, 2. Tanner, 3. Dykes, 4. Hatch, 5. Aragon, 6. Herrera, 7. McCutcheon, 8. DeMartino. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 2. Tye Mihocko (6th), 3. Mike Martin (5th), 4. Josh Pelkey (8th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (10th), 6. Josh Hodges (11th), 7. Shon Deskins (16th), 8. Bo Baker (12th), 9. Jesse Baker (13th), 10. Randy Smith (15th), 11. Stephen Nix (18th), 12. Don Grable (19th), 13. Brian Hosford (9th), 14. Matt Rossi (7th), 15. Michael Curtis (1st), 16. Nick Aiuto (3rd), 17. Dillon Tanner (20th), 18. Michael Fanelli (21st), 19. Kyle McCutcheon (23rd), 20. Matt Ziehl (14th), 21. Ronnie Smith (17th), 22. David Dykes (22nd), 23. Andy Reinbold (4th), 24. Katherine Aragon (24th), NT.
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**Hernandez flipped during fourth heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 R.J. Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: Shon Deskins (16th to 7th)

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R.J. JOHNSON SCORES EL PASO “BORDER TOUR” VICTORY WITH LAST LAP PASS

1johnsonLance Jennings, EL PASO, TX – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014… R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona won Friday’s opening round of the USAC-NMMRA “Border Tour” at El Paso Speedway Park. Johnson passed Shon Deskins on the last lap to earn the $1,500 triumph and his seventh USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win of 2014. Deskins, Matt Rossi, Josh Hodges, and Tye Mihocko followed the defending champion to the checkered flags.

Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and was the high point driver. Starting sixth in the feature, the point leader stormed to his series leading eighteenth victory. R.J. left El Paso with nine heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 104 feature laps led.

Starting on the outside of the front row, Phoenix, Arizona’s Shon Deskins led twenty-nine laps before claiming second. Racing his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, the veteran driver ran second to Josh Hodges in his heat race and ranked fifth in passing points. Heading to Las Cruces, the May 3rd Prescott Valley winner has six heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led to his credit.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix, Arizona had a solid night at El Paso Speedway Park with a third place finish from fifth. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi ran second to Rick Ziehl in his heat race and placed second in the night’s passing points. Matt left El Paso with two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year.

Tijeras, New Mexico’s Josh Hodges scored fourth in the USAC-NMMRA main event. Piloting the family owned #74X Parts Plus / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges won the program’s second 10-lap heat race and ranked third in passing points. Heading to Las Cruces, the young driver has two heat race victories, one hard charger award, nine top-10 finishes, and 24 feature laps led in SouthWest competition.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria, Arizona charged to fifth at El Paso after starting twelfth. Racing the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko took third in his heat race and seated twelfth in the nightly passing points. “The Kid” left El Paso with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and eleven top-10 finishes.

Cottonwood, Arizona’s Michael Curtis earned his second “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eleventh place run from twenty-second. Driving the Turner/Wheeler owned #11C DAR Racing / JT Engineering Maxim, Curtis ran sixth in his heat race and took third in the second semi-main. Heading to Las Cruces, Michael has one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes on the season.

“The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, New Mexico won the night’s third 10-lap heat race. Piloting John Ziehl’s #20Z Lucas Oil / Bay Hayes Motorsports Maxim, the multi-time ASCS Champion ranked fourth in passing points and scored nineteenth in the main event. In SouthWest competition, “The Real Deal” has two heat race victories, four top-10 finishes, and 23 feature laps led.

Making his first USAC SouthWest start of 2014, Gary Gonzales raced his #98NM machine to victory in the fourth 10-lap heat race. Placing eighth in passing points, Gonzales started eighth in the main event before claiming twenty-first after an early exit.

“The Magic Man Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona raced to victory in the first 12-lap semi-main. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin took fifth in his heat race and scored fifteenth in the main event. “The Magic Man left El Paso with one feature win, six heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year.

Farmington, New Mexico’s Jason Grady won the second 12-lap semi-main. Driving his #45 RSS Industries / Revis Auto Finish RSS, Grady ran eighth in his heat race and charged to tenth in the feature from eighteenth.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by NMMRA):
August 29, 2014 – El Paso, Texas – El Paso Speedway Park – “Border Tour”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 8. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 9. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon), 7. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez), 8. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 9. Danny Lee (#7X Lee). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker), 5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 6. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas), 7. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gary Gonzales (#98NM Gonzales), 2. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 3. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 4. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 5. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 8. David Dykes (#55M Dykes). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Martin, 2. Hosford, 3. Grable, 4. M.Ziehl, 5. Fanelli, 6. Aragon, 7. Hernandez, 8. K.Smith, 9. Lee. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Grady, 2. Cardienas, 3. Curtis, 4. Hatch, 5. Ro.Smith, 6. Reinbold, 7. Kesterson, 8. Spiak, 9. Dykes. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. R.J. Johnson (6th), 2. Shon Deskins (2nd), 3. Matt Rossi (5th), 4. Josh Hodges (4th), 5. Tye Mihocko (12th), 6. Jesse Baker (7th), 7. Randy Smith (11th), 8. Bo Baker (14th), 9. Brian Hosford (19th), 10. Jason Grady (18th), 11. Michael Curtis (22nd), 12. Dillon Tanner (13th), 13. Nick Aiuto (16th), 14. Josh Pelkey (1st), 15. Mike Martin (17th), 16. Matthew Cardienas (20th), 17. Don Grable (21st), 18. Stephen Nix (15th), 19. Rick Ziehl (3rd), 20. Charles Davis Jr. (10th), 21. Gary Gonzales (8th), 22. Robert Herrera (9th). NT
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**Davis flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Shon Deskins, Lap 30 R.J. Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: Michael Curtis (22nd to 11th)

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