USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 29, 2016 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway – “Salute to Indy”

1johnsonUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 29, 2016 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway – “Salute to Indy”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tanner Grau (#34 Grau), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Dustin Burkhart (#14AZ Burkhart/White), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 6. Adam Milsap (#9G Milsap), 7. Brent Yarnel (#29B Yarnel), 8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Jonas Reynolds (#0 Reynolds), 5. Spencer Hill (#56 Hill), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Larry Kesterson (#F2 Kesterson), 8. Kyle Shipley (#0G Shipley). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 2. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 7. Landon Cling (#54 Cling). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Bruce St. James, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Brian Hosford, 5. Dustin Burkhart, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Tye Mihocko, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Nick Aiuto, 10. Spencer Hill, 11. Landon Cling, 12. Tanner Grau, 13. Kyle Shipley, 14. Michael Curtis, 15. Andy Reinbold, 16. Adam Milsap, 17. Josh Pelkey, 18. Charles Davis Jr., 19. Shon Deskins, 20. Stevie Sussex, 21. Jonas Reynolds, 22. Larry Kesterson, 23. Brent Yarnel. NT
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*Davis flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Pelkey, Laps 9-30 Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: Mike Martin (22nd to 6th)

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NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: June 3 – El Paso, TX – Western Tech Speedway Park

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 28, 2016 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway – “Salute to Indy”

johnsonUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 28, 2016 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway – “Salute to Indy”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Tanner Grau (#34 Grau), 6. Jonas Reynolds (#0 Reynolds), 7. Brent Yarnel (#29B Yarnel). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Steve Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Zack Madrid (#5M Madrid), 5. Kyle Shipley (#99 Shipley), 6. Spencer Hill (#56 Hill), 7. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 4. Dustin Burkhart (#14AZ Burkhart/White), 5. Adam Milsap (#9G Milsap), 6. Larry Kesterson (#F2 Kesterson). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Landon Cling (#54 Cling). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Cling, 2. St. James, 3. Grau, 4. A.Kesterson, 5. Reynolds, 6. Hill, 7. Shipley, 8. Milsap, 9. Yarnel, 10. L.Kesterson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Nick Aiuto, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Brian Hosford, 5. Landon Cling, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Jonas Reynolds, 8. Stevie Sussex, 9. Mike Martin, 10. Charles Davis Jr., 11. Matt Rossi, 12. Dustin Burkhart, 13. Shon Deskins, 14. Spencer Hill, 15. Tom Ogle, 16. Andy Reinbold, 17. Bruce St. James, 18. Chris Bonneau, 19. Zack Madrid, 20. Michael Curtis, 21. Asa Kesterson, 22. Tanner Grau. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 29 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway – “Salute to Indy”

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CANYON SPEEDWAY HOSTS “5TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO INDY” THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY

davisLance Jennings, MAY 25, 2016… This Saturday and Sunday, May 28th & 29th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade Peoria’s Canyon Speedway for the “5th Annual Salute to Indy.” Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, both nights will also feature Napa Non Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Presents IMCA Hobby Stocks vs Renegades, Western ModLites, and Mini Sprints. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

The “Salute to Indy” has been an Arizona tradition going back to the days of the legendary Manzanita Speedway. In 1991, Ricky Johnson won the inaugural race and also scored victories in 1992 and 1995. In 2012, Canyon Speedway revived the event and California’s Colby Copeland earned the win. Since then, Ricky’s son R.J. has dominated the race by taking the last three checkered flags.

Since January 26, 2013, Canyon Speedway has hosted forty-six USAC SouthWest Sprint Car events. 3-time champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with twelve “home track” victories followed by Bryan Clauson (8), Ryan Bernal (4), and Stevie Sussex (4). This year, Clauson (3), Josh Hodges (2), and Stevie Sussex (1) have earned wins at Canyon, while rain washed out the April 30th show. A complete series win list at Canyon is at the end of this release.

Entering the sixth point race, Stevie Sussex (Tempe, Arizona) has a 30-point lead over the competition. Racing Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Stratis Construction / Westin Diversified RSS, Sussex earned his third win of the season at Queen Creek on May 7th. To date, the hard charger has also posted three heat race victories, one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award, six top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led to his credit. Stevie ranks fourth in series wins and will be looking to sweep the “Salute to Indy.”

R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) is second in the chase for the championship. Driving Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson led five laps at Queen Creek before finishing second. Heading to Canyon, the three-time champion has one feature win, three heat race victories, three top-qualifier awards, ten top-10 finishes, and 39 feature laps led. This weekend, R.J. will have his sights on claiming his fifth “Salute to Indy” triumph.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) ranks third in the point standings. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis ran third at Arizona Speedway. To date, the five-time Arizona champion has six heat race victories, one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and 34 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles is second on the SouthWest win list with 13 features and will be looking to win his fourth “Salute to Indy.”

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin (Yuma, Arizona) sits fourth in the championship point chase. Racing his #16 Sherwin-Williams / Boulevard Truck Maxim, Martin claimed seventh at Queen Creek. Heading to Canyon, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner has three heat race victories, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 27 feature laps led on the year. “The Magic Man” is tied for fifth on the win list and will have his sights on winning both nights at Canyon Speedway.

After running fourth at Queen Creek, Matt Rossi (Glendale, Arizona) has climbed to fifth in the USAC SouthWest points. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi has three top-10 finishes and 1 feature lap led to his credit. The former 360 Western World Champion will be looking to add the “Salute to Indy” to his win list.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Josh Pelkey, Nick Aiuto, Dennis Gile, Chris Bonneau, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Brian Hosford, Tom Ogle, Dustin Burkhart, Landon Cling, Michael Curtis, Shon Deskins, Asa Kesterson, and more.

Canyon Speedway is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult Tickets are $16 with $3 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

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.

CANYON SALUTE TO INDY WINNERS:
2012-Colby Copeland, 2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson. 2015-R.J. Johnson.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Stevie Sussex, 2-Josh Hodges, 1-R.J. Johnson.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
12-R.J. Johnson, 8-Bryan Clauson, 4-Ryan Bernal, 4-Stevie Sussex, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Brady Bacon, 2-Josh Hodges, 2-Josh Pelkey, 2-Matt Rossi, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Stevie Sussex-386, 2. R.J. Johnson-356, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-336, 4. Mike Martin-294, 5. Matt Rossi-279, 6. Josh Pelkey-258, 7. Nick Aiuto-247, 8. Dennis Gile-238, 9. Chris Bonneau-215, 10. Tye Mihocko-196, 11. Andy Reinbold-191, 12. Brian Hosford-186, 13. Tom Ogle-149, 14. Dustin Burkhart-142, 15. Bruce St. James-138, 16. Landon Cling-122, 17. Michael Curtis-118, 18. Shon Deskins-115, 19. Asa Kesterson-85, 20. Bryan Clauson-79.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
May 28: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Salute to Indy)
May 29: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Salute to Indy)
June 3: #Western Tech Speedway Park – El Paso, TX (Border Tour)
June 4: #Southern New Mexico Speedway – Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour)
June 11: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
July 2: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
July 30: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Allscapes Back to School Special)
August 17: Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
August 18: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
August 19: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
August 20: Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
September 2: #Western Tech Speedway Park – El Paso, TX (Border Tour / $2,000-to-Win)
September 3: #Southern New Mexico Speedway – Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour / $2,000-to-Win)
September 17: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 15: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 22: Canyon Speedway Park – 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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# = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

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Salute to Indy this Weekend at CSP!

1johnsonLonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 25, 2016) – Canyon Speedway Park will celebrate Memorial Day weekend’s biggest racing event with the Fifth Annual “Salute to Indy” atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix this Saturday and Sunday.

The two-night card that goes green at 7:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday features a full slate of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars both nights along with NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Western Mod Lites and Power 600 Micro Sprints.

Stevie Sussex takes the momentum into the weekend’s USAC Southwest double with three wins in the most recent four series events, including the most recent outing at Canyon Speedway Park on March 26.

Sussex split last year’s “Salute to Indy” honors with three-time and reigning USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson, who has topped four of the last six Indy weekend feature events.

Johnson swept the 2013 edition and then split 2014 honors with Josh Pelkey before splitting last year’s glory with Sussex. Dalten Gabbard and Colby Copeland shared inaugural Salute to Indy honors in 2012.

Sussex currently holds a 30-point edge over Johnson in USAC Southwest Sprint Car points with Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and Matt Rossi among the current top five. Others in the top ten include Pelkey, Nick Aiuto, Dennis Gile, Chris Bonneau and Tye Mihocko.

The NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars have mixed it up at CSP once already this year with Cody Cambensy racing to victory lane ahead of Matt Lundy and Cody Batten.

Paul O’Connor reeled off his second Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Hobby Stock vs. Renegade feature win last time out on May 7 but it’s Jason Crowe holding a two-point edge over Richard Bennett in the track championship chase with Jacob Madrid another eight points back in third and Mark Kilian another marker behind in fourth.

Hayden Bender scored the win in Western Mod Lite action last time out while Shon Deskins became the first repeat winner in Power 600 Micro Sprint completion after six different drivers had topped the initial six events of the season.

Paul Martin is the current Power 600 Micro Sprint points leader with a 24-point advantage over Tyler Merrill.

Tickets to this weekend’s Fifth Annual Salute to Indy are just $16 on both Saturday and Sunday, with a $3 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2016 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 7, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

21azUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 7, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 5. Adam Milsap (#9G Milsap), 6. Lealand Fuller (#3 Fuller), 7. Landon Cling (#54 Strait). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 4. Dustin Burkhart (#14AZ Burkhart/White), 5. Mason Keefer (#12K Keefer), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Nick Aiuto, 6. Dennis Gile, 7. Mike Martin, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Dustin Burkhart, 13. Lealand Fuller, 14. Adam Milsap, 15. Asa Kesterson, 16. Josh Pelkey, 17. Mason Keefer, 18. Tom Ogle. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Sussex, Laps 3-7 Johnson, Laps 8-30 Sussex.

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 28 & 29 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway – “Salute to Indy”

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