ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS $2,000-TO-WIN SHOOTOUT

1shonLance Jennings, PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 27, 2014… This Saturday, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will tackle Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway for the final time in 2014. Located within ET Motopark, the $2,000-to-win, $225-to-start event sponsored by Amanda Whitney at American All Star Realty will also showcase Dwarf Cars, X-Mods, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. Racing is scheduled for 6:30pm and for more information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

Entering the twentieth point race of the campaign, defending champion R.J. Johnson has claimed three of the last five races at Arizona Speedway. On May 10th, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. earned the “Mother’s Day Race” win and Josh Pelkey took the checkered flags on July 12th. While Johnson leads all drivers with six USAC triumphs at ET Motopark, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the series debut on April 13, 2013.

Continuing his march to a second title, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a 116-point lead over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson earned his second hard charger award at Canyon Speedway Park on October 18th with a sixth place run from thirteenth. To date, the second generation driver has ten main event wins, thirteen heat race victories, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led. R.J. will be looking for his twenty-second career series victory this Saturday night.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey is second in the point standings. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey raced to fifth after starting ninth at Canyon’s “Hank Arnold Memorial.” Currently, the 1997 ASCA Champion has four main event wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-eight top-10 finishes, and 71feature laps led to his credit. Josh will have his sights on earning the $2,500 payday at Arizona Speedway.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye is third in the championship points. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis placed fourth at Canyon Speedway Park. To date, the five-time state champion has four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles will be looking for the Queen Creek victory and gaining valuable championship points.

South Central’s Matt Rossi ranks fourth in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi finished third in the October 18th “Hank Arnold Memorial.” Currently, the veteran driver has four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year. Matt will have his sights on his second career series win this Saturday at Arizona Speedway.

Shon Deskins of Phoenix sits fifth in the SouthWest point standings. Racing his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins scored ninth in the Canyon Speedway Park feature. Heading to Queen Creek, the veteran driver has one feature win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led. Shon will be looking to add Saturday’s winning trophy to his collection.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Michael Curtis, Andy Reinbold, Nick Aiuto, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Mike Colegrove, Stevie Sussex, Tom Ogle, Josh Shipley, Chris Bonneau, Mike Bonneau, Mark Morin, and more.

Arizona Speedway is located within ET Motopark at 47346 N. Ironwood Road in Queen Creek, Arizona. 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 (11-7) are $5, and Children 6 and under are FREE. 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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2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
10-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Stevie Sussex, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINNERS
04/13/13: Mike Martin – Mike Martin #16
05/11/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M
06/08/13: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50
07/13/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M
09/07/13: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50
10/19/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M
04/12/14: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M
05/10/14: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50
06/07/14: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M
07/12/14: Josh Pelkey – Robbie & Gaye Allen #12
09/06/14: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1193, 2. Josh Pelkey-1077, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1072, 4. Matt Rossi-979, 5. Shon Deskins-940, 6. Mike Martin-930, 7. Tye Mihocko-844, 8. Michael Curtis-649, 9. Andy Reinbold-641, 10. Nick Aiuto-613, 11. Brian Hosford-605, 12. Bruce St. James-596, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-443, 15. Tom Ogle-420, 16. Josh Shipley-416, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
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.
This schedule is subject to change.

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JOHNSON LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

1johnso1DICK JORDAN 14-232, OCTOBER 27, 2014…Arizona Speedway is the next target for USAC’s Southwest Sprint Cars as drivers R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. continue their battle for supremacy in one of America’s most hotly-contested motorsports series.

All three combatants have fared well at the one-third dirt oval at ET Motopark southeast of Phoenix. Johnson has three wins, a fourth and a fifth in the five previous appearances there. Pelkey has a win, a second, two thirds and a sixth, while Davis has a win, two seconds and two fourths.

Johnson’s point lead stands at 116 points over Pelkey so his position at the top of the standings won’t change Saturday, but the margin could. A total of 74 points are available at each event and, with four points races remaining on the 2014 calendar, things could change quickly.

The series competes in a “non-points” special event November 6 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway before closing with three point races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. November 20-21-22.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,193, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,077, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072, 4-Matt Rossi-979, 5-Shon Deskins-940, 6-Mike Martin-930, 7-Tye Mihocko-844, 8-Michael Curtis-649, 9-Andy Reinbold-640, 10-Nick Aiuto-613.

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Driver Pre Entry Deadline for the Western World Championships this Friday

Kwesternevin Montgomery, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 26, 2014) – Driver Entry forms are available for The USAC Sands Chevrolet 47th Annual Western World Championships featuring The Honda USAC National and Western States Midgets as well as the USAC Southwest vs. Westcoast Sprint Cars. The early entry deadline for the potential $15,000 payday is due this Friday October 31st.

Entry forms for the 47th Annual USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships are available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/WesternWorld2014Entry.pdf Entries received by October 31 are just $100, with entries received after that date $200.

Bryan Clauson swept the 2013 Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships with a dramatic last-corner pass of Christopher Bell and Darren Hagen in the Midget feature that netted him the $5,000 E&K Construction bonus and boosted the $7,500 winner’s share in both features to the hefty total of $20,000.

With $15,000 on the line the top USAC drivers from around America will congregate in the west at Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park for three nights of USAC National Midgets and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. A $7,500 winner’s share will be up for grabs for both the Honda National Midgets and USAC Southwest vs. Westcoast Sprint Cars.

Three-day advanced tickets are available for just $65, with VIP Suite tickets for all three days available for $95 and All Access Passes for $110.

Tickets may be ordered by calling the track at 602-258-RACE (7223).

Hotel Information can be found at: http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844

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SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK NOVEMBER 1; SUSSEX WINS “HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL AT CANYON

tyeDICK JORDAN, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 14-230, R.J. Johnson’s pursuit of the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship will resume November 1 with an appearance at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He emerged from last Saturday night’s race at Peoria, Ariz. with a 116-point margin over Josh Pelkey in the new standings.

Stevie Sussex of Tempe, Ariz. led all 30 laps to win Saturday’s “Hank Arnold Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park. Mike Martin finished second ahead of Matt Rossi, Charles Davis Jr. and Pelkey. Johnson was sixth.

Three of Johnson’s nine wins this year have come at Queen Creek, while Davis and Pelkey have also scored victories there.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,193, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,077, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072, 4-Matt Rossi-979, 5-Shon Deskins-940, 6-Mike Martin-930, 7-Tye Mihocko-844, 8-Michael Curtis-649, 9-Andy Reinbold-640, 10-Nick Aiuto-613.

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STEVIE SUSSEX WINS HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL AT CANYON

21aLance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – OCTOBER 19, 2014… Leading all 30-laps, Tempe’s Stevie Sussex won Saturday’s “Hank Arnold Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park. The $1,500 triumph was the first USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory of his career. “The Magic Man: Mike Martin, Matt Rossi, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Josh Pelkey rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing the #21AZ RSS backed by Stratis Construction and All Styles Barber Shop, Stevie Sussex became a two-time winner of the Arnold Memorial. Winning the last event in 2011, Sussex started the 2014 race by qualifying ninth out of sixteen racers and running second to Bruce St. James in his heat race. Starting on the pole position, the second generation driver hit his marks throughout the feature to claim the checkered flags. Stevie left Canyon Speedway Park ranked fourteenth in points with two heat race victories, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led on the season.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma took second in the Hank Arnold Memorial. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin was seventh quick in time trials and placed third in his 10-lap heat race. Heading to Queen Creek on November 1st, the former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi had another solid night by scoring third at Canyon Speedway Park. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi qualified eighth overall and claimed third in his heat race. To date, Matt is fourth in the standings with four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led in 2014.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye scored fourth in the 30-lap main event. Driving the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis was fourth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. Heading to Arizona Speedway, the five-time state champion is third in points with four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led.

Using the qualifying format for the Hank Arnold Memorial, Phoenix’s Shon Deskins set fast time on the night. Piloting his #20 Spike Chassis / MP Environmental Spike, Deskins scored fourth in his heat race and claimed ninth in the main event. Currently, the veteran racer is fifth in series points with one main event win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led on the year.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix earned his second “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors by charging to sixth after starting thirteenth. The defending series champion and current point leader qualified thirteenth overall and ran fifth in his 10-lap heat race. Johnson heads to Queen Creek with ten feature wins, thirteen heat race victories, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James raced to victory in the night’s first 10-lap heat race. Driving his #7K Woodland Auto Display / Weld Racing Maxim, St. James was fifth fast in time trials and placed seventh in the Hank Arnold Memorial. To date, Bruce sits twelfth in the standings with three heat race victories and five top-10 finishes on the season.

Tom Ogle of Surprise won the program’s second 10-lap heat race. Driving the family owned #48 RSS Industries / JT Engineering RSS, Ogle qualified tenth overall and claimed eighth in the main event. In limited starts, Tom is currently fifteenth in points with eight top-10 finishes in 2014

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will be back in action on Saturday, November 1st at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. The action packed card will also feature Dwarf Cars, X-Mods, 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:
October 18, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Hank Arnold Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-15.295; 2. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-15.344; 3. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-15.380; 4. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-15.395; 5. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-15.439; 6. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-15.487; 7. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.489; 8. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.636; 9. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-15.781; 10. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-15.904; 11. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-15.937; 12. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.996; 13. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-16.303; 14. Mark Morin, 28, Morin-16.346; 15. Justin Quinn, 93, Quinn-16.673; 16. Glenn Styres, OG, Styres-17.726.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. St. James, 2. Sussex, 3. Martin, 4. Deskins, 5. Johnson, 6. Hosford, 7. Lundy, 8. Quinn. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ogle, 2. Mihocko, 3. Rossi, 4. Davis, 5. Curtis, 6. Pelkey, 7. Styres, 8. Morin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Stevie Sussex (1st), 2. Mike Martin (3rd), 3. Matt Rossi (2nd), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (5th), 5. Josh Pelkey (9th), 6. R.J. Johnson (13th), 7. Bruce St. James (4th), 8. Tom Ogle (7th), 9. Shon Deskins (6th), 10. Michael Curtis (11th), 11. Brian Hosford (10th), 12. Tye Mihocko (8th), 13. Glenn Styres (15th), 14. Justin Quinn (14th), 15. Matt Lundy (12th), 16. Mark Morin (16th).
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Sussex.
HARD CHARGER: R.J. Johnson (13th to 6th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1193, 2. Josh Pelkey-1077, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1072, 4. Matt Rossi-979, 5. Shon Deskins-940, 6. Mike Martin-930, 7. Tye Mihocko-844, 8. Michael Curtis-649, 9. Andy Reinbold-641, 10. Nick Aiuto-613, 11. Brian Hosford-605, 12. Bruce St. James-596, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-443, 15. Tom Ogle-420, 16. Josh Shipley-416, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
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.
This schedule is subject to change.

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