USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 5, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “49th Annual Western World Championships”

baconUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 5, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “49th Annual Western World Championships”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 SDR), 2. Chris Windom (#5X Baldwin), 3. Aaron Farney (#17GP Dutcher), 4. Dennis Gile (#13G Gile), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 6. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 7. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 8. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 2. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 3. Zach Madrid (#98Z Madrid), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Ryan Stolz (#56X Stolz). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 2. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 3. Brady Short (#19A Underwood), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Josh Grady (#12J Grady), 7. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Clinton Boyles (#77 JHR), 4. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 5. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Rob Lindsey (#23 Lindsey). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Sussex, 2. Mihocko, 3. Curtis, 4. Ogle, 5. Reinbold, 6. Lundy, 7. Jo.Grady, 8. Ja.Grady, 9. Lindsey, 10. Stolz, 11. Kesterson, 12. St. James. NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Tanner Grau (#34 Team AZ)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Matt Rossi, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. C.J. Leary, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Stevie Sussex, 11. Mike Martin, 12. Brady Short, 13. Tye Mihocko, 14. Tom Ogle, 15. Aaron Farney, 16. Andy Reinbold, 17. Matt Lundy, 18. Chris Bonneau, 19. Michael Curtis, 20. Zach Madrid, 21. Brian Hosford, 22. Clinton Boyles. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Bernal, Laps 4-10 Bacon, Lap 11 Bernal, Laps 12-30 Bacon.

HARD CHARGER: Josh Hodges (15th to 7th)

FINAL USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Johnson-1,470, 2-Davis-1,339, 3-Rossi-1,166, 4-Martin-1,160, 5-Mihocko-1,020, 6-Gile-927, 7-Sussex-897, 8-Hosford-820, 9-Bonneau-799, 10-Reinbold-787.

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 4, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “49th Annual Western World Championships”

windomUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 4, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “49th Annual Western World Championships”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 5. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 6. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 7. Josh Grady (#12J Grady), 8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clinton Boyles (#77 JHR), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 SDR), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Dennis Gile (#13G Gile), 7. Zach Madrid (#98Z Madrid), 8. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 3. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 4. Tanner Grau (#34 Team AZ), 5. Brent Yarnal (#29B Yarnal), 6. Ryan Stolz (#56X Stolz), 7. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 8. Rob Lindsey (#23 Lindsey). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Chris Windom (#5X Baldwin), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 6. Aaron Farney (#17GP Dutcher), 7. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Hodges, 3. Ja.Grady, 4. Farney, 5. Bonneau, 6. Madrid, 7. Gile, 8. Curtis, 9. Jo.Grady, 10. Lindsey, 11. St. James, 12. Stolz, 13. Yarnal, 14. Cling, 15. Kesterson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tom Ogle, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Mike Martin, 8. Charles Davis Jr, 9. Brian Hosford, 10. Matt Lundy, 11. Tye Mihocko, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Jason Grady, 14. Aaron Farney, 15. Josh Hodges, 16. Chris Bonneau, 17. R.J. Johnson, 18. Tanner Grau, 19. Zach Madrid, 20. Clinton Boyles, 21. Stevie Sussex, 22. Shon Deskins. NT
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**Cling flipped during the third heat and the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Windom, Lap 24 Bacon, Laps 25-30 Windom.
HARD CHARGER: Ryan Bernal (13th to 5th)

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 5, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “49th Annual Western World Championships”

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BATTLE AT QUEEN CREEK’S “WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS”

12pelkeyLance Jennings, NOVEMBER 2, 2016… This Friday, November 4th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are set for two nights of action at Arizona Speedway for the “49th Annual Western World Championships.” Located within ET Motopark in Queen Creek, the season finale will also feature the Amsoil USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. On both days, the Pit gates will open at 3:00pm, spectator gates will open at 4:30pm, and racing is scheduled to start at 7:00pm. In addition, the track will host an open practice on Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

Since April 13, 2013, twenty-three USAC SouthWest Sprint Car races have been held at Arizona Speedway. Three-time and defending series champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with fourteen wins followed by “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (5), Stevie Sussex (2), “The Magic Man” Mike Martin (1), and Josh Pelkey (1). This season, Johnson has won four of the six previous Queen Creek events and Stevie Sussex claimed victory at the May 7th and September 17th shows.

Noted as an Arizona tradition since 1968 when Bob Cleberg took the checkered flags at the Manzanita Speedway, the “Western World” has been a premier event for race fans to enjoy. While the headlining divisions and host tracks may have changed over the years, some of the most notable names in the sport have claimed victory at the Western World. Hall of Fame racers like Jan Opperman, Rick Ferkel, Ron Shuman, Bubby Jones, Lealand McSpadden, Sammy Swindell, and Steve Kinser have stood atop the podium. The non-winged 360 sprints have been a part of the Western World Championship history dating back to 1991 when Wayne Bennet claimed the Manzanita victory. Last year, second generation driver Brody Roa from California won the 360 feature at Tucson’s USA Raceway. Boasting a purse of $2,000-to-win on Friday and $5,000-to-win on Saturday, a talented roster of drivers are expected at the Queen Creek facility.

Entering the nineteenth point race, R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) has a 121-point lead over the competition. Driving Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson earned his twelfth victory of the year last Saturday at Casa Grande. At press time, the three-time champion has two fast time awards, ten heat race victories, six top-qualifier awards, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 281 feature laps led to his credit. Johnson won the 360 Western World in 2010 and will be looking to close out his championship season with a $5,000 payday.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) is second in the championship point standings. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis scored ninth last Saturday at Central Arizona Speedway. To date, the five-time Arizona champion has one feature win, thirteen heat race victories, four top-qualifier awards, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 47 feature laps led on the year. With fourteen victories, “Chargin” Charles is second on the series win list and will have his sights on winning the “360 Western World Championships.”

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin (Yuma, Arizona) ranks third in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Racing his #16 Sherwin-Williams / Boulevard Truck Maxim, Martin scored fourteenth at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. At press time, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner has posted six heat race victories, one top-qualifier award, three hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 39 feature laps led to his credit. “The Magic Man” is tied with Josh Pelkey for fifth on the series win list and will be looking to close out the year with a Western World triumph.

“The Real American” Matt Rossi (Glendale, Arizona) sits fourth in the chase for the championship. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi scored nineteenth at the Casa Grande main event. To date, the 2014 Western World 360 Champion has three heat race victories, one semi-main win, twelve top-10 finishes, and 13 feature laps led on the season. Currently tied with Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, and Rick Ziehl for ninth on the series win list, Matt will have his sights on another Western World victory.

“The Bull” Tye Mihocko (Peoria, Arizona) is fifth in the SouthWest point standings. Piloting the family owned #5 Property Solutions / Beaver Stripes Spike, Mihocko charged from sixteenth to score fourth at Casa Grande. At press time, the young driver has one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award, and sixteen top-10 finishes in the campaign. Tye will be looking to breakthrough and earn his first USAC win at the “Western World Championships.”

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Dennis Gile, Stevie Sussex, Chris Bonneau, Nick Aiuto, Brian Hosford, Landon Cling, Josh Pelkey, Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Tom Ogle, Matt Lundy, 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. On Friday, General Admission tickets are $10 Kids, $20 Adults, $35 All Access with pit pass, Kids (6 and under) are FREE. Premium Seating (top 8 rows) are $5 Kids (6 and under), $15 Kids (7-12), $25 Adults, $40 All Access with pit pass. On Saturday, General Admission tickets are $10 Kids, $25 Adults, $35 All Access with pit pass, Kids (6 and under) are FREE. Premium Seating (top 8 rows) are $5 (kids 6 and under), $15 Kids (7-12), $30 Adults, $40 All Access with pit pass. 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:
12-R.J. Johnson, 6- Stevie Sussex, 4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Josh Hodges, 1-Charles Davis Jr.

QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
14-R.J. Johnson, 5-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Stevie Sussex, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Josh Pelkey.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1355, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-1234, 3. Mike Martin-1055, 4. Matt Rossi-1029, 5. Tye Mihocko-933, 6. Dennis Gile-902, 7. Stevie Sussex-822, 8. Brian Hosford-734, 9. Chris Bonneau-728, 10. Landon Cling-701, 11. Andy Reinbold-689, 12. Nick Aiuto-639, 13. Josh Pelkey-611, 14. Bruce St. James-543, 15. Michael Curtis-497, 16. Shon Deskins-459, 17. Matt Lundy-455, 18. Tom Ogle-353, 19. Dustin Burkhart-330, 20. Tanner Grau-224.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
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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2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

mihocko2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS
(prior to November 4 race at Queen Creek, AZ)

1    R.J. Johnson    1355
2    Charles Davis, Jr.    1234
3    Mike Martin    1055
4    Matt Rossi    1029
5    Tye Mihocko    933
6    Dennis Gile    902
7    Stevie Sussex    822
8    Brian Hosford    734
9    Chris Bonneau    728
10    Landon Cling    701
11    Andy Reinbold    689
12    Nick Aiuto    639
13    Josh Pelkey    611
14    Bruce St. James    543
15    Michael Curtis    497
16    Shon Deskins    459
17    Matt Lundy    455
18    Tom Ogle    353
19    Dustin Burkhart    330
20    Tanner Grau    224
21    Jonas Reynolds    190
22    Kyle Shipley    158
23    Brent Yarnel    151
24    Joe Scheopner    141
25    Spencer Hill    138
26    Asa Kesterson    96
27    Leland Fuller    94
28    Adam Millsap    83
29    Bryan Clauson    79
30    Vickie Faber    78
31    Jordan Stetson    77
32    C.J. Leary    75
33    Brody Roa    72
34    Brady Bacon    69
Zach Madrid    69
36    Josh Hodges    68
37    Brady Short    64
38    Dave Darland    63
39    Trey Marcham    54
40    Aaron Farney    49
41    D.J. Johnson    48
42    Jace Vander Weerd    45
43    Jason Grady    42
Colton Slack    42
Ronnie Clark    42
46    Troy Rutherford    40
47    Casey Shuman    39
48    Matt Stewart    38
49    Cody Batten    36
Kent Rosevear    36
51    Larry Kesterson    35
52    Mason Keefer    33
53    Max Adams    31
54    Corey Hurley    28
55    Johnny Shelton, Jr.    27
56    Austin Liggett    15
57    Josh Grady    10
Jeff Sibley    10
Tyler Brown    10
Ryan Timmons    10
Kenny Perkins    10
Bob Strait    10
Tristan Guardino    10
Dustin Cormany    10
Aaron Reutzel    10
Richard Vander Weerd    10

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R.J. JOHNSON ADDS CASA GRANDE’S “HALLOWEEN HAVOC” TO WIN LIST

rj77Lance Jennings, NOVEMBER 1, 2016… Taking the lead from Indiana visitor C.J. Leary on lap ten, R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) claimed last Saturday’s “Halloween Havoc” at Central Arizona Speedway. For Johnson, the $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph at Casa Grande was his twelfth win of the year. Leary, hard charger Brady Short, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, and Dennis Gile rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson started sixth in the main event and charged to his 44th career SouthWest triumph. Setting a new track record in time trials, the three-time champion also won the night’s first heat race. At press time, Johnson heads to the Western World Championships with a 121-point lead with two fast time awards, ten heat race victories, six top-qualifier awards, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 281 feature laps led.

C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Indiana) led the first nine laps before scoring second at the checkered flags. Piloting the family owned #30 Leary Construction Company / Tnemec Paints Maxim, Leary qualified sixth out of nineteen drivers and ran second to “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. in his heat race. Ranked thirty-second in points, the veteran racer has his eyes on the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway.

Brady Short (Bedford, Indiana) earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a third place run from fifteenth. Driving Todd Underwood’s #19S AME Electrical / Ross Equipment Rental machine, Short was fifteenth quick in time trials and scored tenth in his heat race. The Indiana native sits thirty-seventh in points heading to Queen Creek.

“The Bull” Tye Mihocko (Peoria, Arizona) stormed from sixteenth to fourth at Central Arizona Speedway. Racing the family owned #5 Property Solutions / Beaver Stripes Spike, Mihocko qualified sixteenth overall and placed seventh in his heat race. To date, the young driver is fifth in the point standings with one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award, and sixteen top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Dennis Gile (Phoenix, Arizona) claimed fifth at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. Piloting the family owned #13 Quarterback Academy / Bobby Q Ellis, Gile was fifth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. Last season’s Rookie of the Year is currently sixth in points with six heat race victories, three top-qualifier awards, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led to his credit.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) raced to victory in the night’s second 8-lap heat race. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis qualified second overall and scored ninth in the main event. To date, the five-time Arizona Champion is second in points with one feature win, thirteen heat race victories, four top-qualifier awards, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 47 feature laps led on the year.

This Friday, November 3rd, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will head to Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway for two nights of action at the “49th Annual Western World Championships.” Located at the ET Motopark, the event will also feature the Amsoil USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. 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:
October 29, 2016 – Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Speedway – “Halloween Havoc”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michael-15.058 (New Track Record); 2. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-15.249; 3. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.264; 4. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.317; 5. Dennis Gile, 13, Gile-15.325; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.405; 7. Landon Cling, 54, Cling-15.516; 8. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Burkhart-15.613; 9. Aaron Farney, 17GP, Dutcher-15.645; 10. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-15.704; 11. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-15.787; 12. Brian Hosford, 22B, Weber-15.845; 13. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-15.865; 14. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-15.921; 15. Brady Short, 19S, Underwood-15.964; 16. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.979; 17. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-16.016; 18. Corey Hurley, 71H, Hurley-16.685; 19. Lealand Fuller, 3, Fuller-16.791.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Johnson, 2. Martin, 3. Farney, 4. Gile, 5. Cling, 6. Reinbold, 7. St. James, 8. Fuller, 9. Lundy, 10. Short. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Davis, 2. Leary, 3. Sussex, 4. Rossi, 5. Bonneau, 6. Curtis, 7. Mihocko, 8. Hurley, 9. Hosford. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. R.J. Johnson (6th), 2. C.J. Leary (1st), 3. Brady Short (15th), 4. Tye Mihocko (16th), 5. Dennis Gile (2nd), 6. Brian Hosford (12th), 7. Bruce St. James (11th), 8. Matt Lundy (17th), 9. Charles Davis Jr. (5th), 10. Aaron Farney (9th), 11. Michael Curtis (14th), 12. Landon Cling (7th), 13. Andy Reinbold (13th), 14. Mike Martin (4th), 15. Chris Bonneau (10th), 16. Stevie Sussex (8th), 17. Lealand Fuller (19th), 18. Corey Hurley (18th), 19. Matt Rossi (3rd). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Leary, Laps 10-30 Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: Brady Short (15th to 3rd)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1355, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-1234, 3. Mike Martin-1055, 4. Matt Rossi-1029, 5. Tye Mihocko-933, 6. Dennis Gile-902, 7. Stevie Sussex-822, 8. Brian Hosford-734, 9. Chris Bonneau-728, 10. Landon Cling-701, 11. Andy Reinbold-689, 12. Nick Aiuto-639, 13. Josh Pelkey-611, 14. Bruce St. James-543, 15. Michael Curtis-497, 16. Shon Deskins-459, 17. Matt Lundy-455, 18. Tom Ogle-353, 19. Dustin Burkhart-330, 20. Tanner Grau-224.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
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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