PRESCOTT VALLEY HOSTS RICK STEWART MEMORIAL DOUBLEHEADER

rossiLance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – JULY 29, 2014… Starting this Friday, August 1st, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will battle for two nights of action at Prescott Valley Speedway. Hosted by General Manager Bugs Norbury, the highly anticipated “Rick Stewart Memorial” will also showcase Mini Sprints, Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, and Vintage Cars. The Pit Gate opens at 4:00pm, the Front Gates at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Heading to the thirteenth and fourteenth point races, the “Rick Stewart Memorial” will mark the third and fourth of five appearances at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds. At the May 3rd debut, veteran Shon Deskins claimed his series win and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took the checkered flags on June 28th. A talented roster of drivers is expected at Prescott Valley Speedway with the goal of adding the 3/8-mile oval to their win list.

After claiming his fifth victory of the year last Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park’s “Summer Slam,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has 44-point advantage over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending champion also has seven heat race victories, one hard charger award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 91 feature laps led. Johnson will be looking to continue his championship bid with the “Rick Stewart Memorial” victory.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the point chase. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis scored tenth at the “Summer Slam” after a flip ended his night. To date, the five-time state champion has three main event wins, ten heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led on the season. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on sweeping the doubleheader at Prescott Valley Speedway.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the championship point standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ran seventh at Canyon Speedway Park after starting tenth. Currently, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led to his credit. Josh will be looking gain valuable points by winning the “Rick Stewart Memorial.”

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins claimed third last Saturday night. At press time, the veteran racer has one feature win, four heat race victories, twelve top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the year. Shon will have his sights on claiming his second SouthWest win and climbing up the point standings.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix is currently fifth in the point standings. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi led 28 laps at Canyon before taking second at the finish line. To date, the veteran has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and ten top-10 finishes in the campaign. Matt will be looking to sweep the “Rick Stewart Memorial” at Prescott Valley.

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

Prescott Valley Speedway is located on the Yavapai County Fairgrounds at 10501 Highway 89A in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Adult tickets (11 and up) are $18 and Kids tickets (10 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

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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PRESCOTT VALLEY USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Shon Deskins.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-739, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3. Josh Pelkey-680, 4. Shon Deskins-607, 5. Matt Rossi-575, 6. Mike Martin-564, 7. Tye Mihocko-517, 8. Andy Reinbold-459, 9. Mike Colegrove-442, 10. Bruce St. James-434, 11. Nick Aiuto-418, 12. Michael Curtis-403, 13. Josh Shipley-385, 14. Brian Hosford-337, –. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mark Morin-245, 18. Mike Bonneau-242, 19. Chris Bonneau-225, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

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FRIDAY-SATURDAY PRESCOTT VALLEY SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACES; JOHNSON SCORES 16TH ARIZONA WIN IN CANYON’S “SUMMER SLAM”

1johnso1DICK JORDAN 14-148, JULY 28, 2014, R.J. Johnson’s USAC Southwest Sprint Car point lead now stands at 144 points over Charles Davis Jr. after Johnson won Saturday night’s “Summer Slam” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. He’ll take that lead to back-to-back races this weekend (Friday and Saturday) at Prescott Valley Raceway in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Davis won at Prescott Valley in June and Shon Deskins was the winner in USAC’s debut there in May.

Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., extended his all-time USAC Arizona victory lead with his 16th career win Saturday night at Canyon. He trailed Matt Rossi for 28 laps, then led the final two in his Michaels entry to grab the “Summer Slam” triumph.

Rossi took second ahead of Deskins, Josh Shipley and Mike Martin. Second-ranking series driver Davis escaped injury in a feature flip.

Valuable points will be up for grabs at Prescott Valley, with the two events offering a maximum total of 148.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-739, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3-Josh Pelkey-680, 4-Shon Deskins-607, 5-Matt Rossi-575, 6-Mike Martin-564, 7-Tye Michocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442, 10-Bruce St. James-434.

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R.J. JOHNSON ADDS CANYON’S “SUMMER SLAM” TO WIN LIST

 

77Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – JULY 28, 2014… Taking the lead from Matt Rossi on lap 29, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix added Canyon Speedway Park’s “3rd Annual Summer Slam” to his resume. Johnson’s $1,500 victory was his fifth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph and third consecutive “home track” win of the season. Rossi, Shon Deskins, Josh Shipley, and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin followed Johnson to the checkered flags.

Piloting the Bill Michaels owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson claimed his series leading sixteenth main event win after starting third. Johnson won the program’s first 10-lap heat race and placed fourth in passing points. The defending champion left Canyon with a 44-point advantage with seven heat race victories, one hard charger award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 91 feature laps led to his credit.

Leading twenty-eight laps, Phoenix’s Matt Rossi had to settle for second at Canyon Speedway Park. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi took third in his heat race and was seated fifth in passing points. The veteran driver will head to Prescott Valley’s “Rick Stewart Memorial” ranked fifth in the standings with two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and ten top-10 finishes on the season.

After starting on the pole position, Shon Deskins of Phoenix claimed third in the “Summer Slam.” Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis machine, Deskins ran fourth in his heat race and placed sixth in passing points. The veteran driver left his “home track” seated fourth in the point chase with one feature win, four heat race victories, twelve top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the year.

Peoria’s Josh Shipley earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourth place run from seventh. Piloting Bob Bishop’s #2 RSS Industries / AME Electrical RSS, Shipley took sixth in his heat race and was seated eighth in passing points. Last season’s Challenge Cup Sprint Champion is thirteenth in the standings with two hard charger awards, six top-10 finishes, and six feature laps led in the campaign.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma scored fifth in the 30-lap feature. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin ran second to Bruce St. James in his heat race and was placed third in the nightly passing points. The former Hall of Fame Classic winner is currently sixth in points with five heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, eleven top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led.

Phoenix’s “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James raced to victory in the night’s second 10-lap heat race. Driving his #7K Woodland Auto Display / Weld Racing Maxim, St. James was second in passing points and claimed sixth in the “Summer Slam.” At press time, the veteran driver left Canyon ranked tenth in the point standings with two heat race victories, one hard charger award, and three top-10 finishes on the season.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will be back for two nights of action starting this Friday, August 1st at Prescott Valley Speedway. Located at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley, the “Rick Stewart Memorial” will also feature Mini Sprints, Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, and Vintage Cars. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

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:
July 26, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Summer Slam”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Dennis Gile (#13 Gile)

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. R.J. Johnson (3rd), 2. Matt Rossi (2nd), 3. Shon Deskins (1st), 4. Josh Shipley (7th), 5. Mike Martin (4th), 6. Bruce St. James (5th), 7. Josh Pelkey (10th), 8. Tom Ogle (8th), 9. Nick Aiuto (9th), 10. Charles Davis Jr. (6th), 11. Mark Morin (13th), 12. Dustin Burkhart (11th), 13. Michael Curtis (12th), 14. Andy Reinbold (14th), 15. Tye Mihocko (15th), 16. Brian Hosford (16th). NT
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**Charles Davis Jr. flipped on lap 17 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Matt Rossi, Laps 29-30 R.J. Johnson.
HARD CHARGER: Josh Shipley (7th to 4th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-739, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3. Josh Pelkey-680, 4. Shon Deskins-607, 5. Matt Rossi-575, 6. Mike Martin-564, 7. Tye Mihocko-517, 8. Andy Reinbold-459, 9. Mike Colegrove-442, 10. Bruce St. James-434, 11. Nick Aiuto-418, 12. Michael Curtis-403, 13. Josh Shipley-385, 14. Brian Hosford-337, –. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mark Morin-245, 18. Mike Bonneau-242, 19. Chris Bonneau-225, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 26, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Summer Slam”

1johnsonUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 26, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Summer Slam”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Dennis Gile (#13 Gile)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Josh Shipley, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Bruce St. James, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Nick Aiuto, 10. Charles Davis Jr., 11. Mark Morin, 12. Dustin Burkhart, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Andy Reinbold, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Brian Hosford. NT
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**Davis flipped on lap 17 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Rossi, Laps 29-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 1 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial”

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CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK HOSTS “3RD ANNUAL SUMMER SLAM”

shipLance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – JULY 21, 2014… This Saturday, July 26th, the traditional USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park for the “3rd Annual Summer Slam.” Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the action packed card will also showcase IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday’s event will be the twelfth of seventeen “home track” races at the fast 1/3-mile facility. While “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has won the two previous “Summer Slams,” R.J. Johnson leads all USAC SouthWest drivers with 15 career wins and 8 victories at Canyon Speedway Park.

Entering the “Summer Slam,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a nineteen point advantage over the competition. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson claimed fifth at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on July 12th. To date, the defending champion has four main event wins, six heat race victories, one hard charger award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 89 feature laps led on the season. R.J. will be looking to extend his point lead by adding the “Summer Slam” to his win list.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis led twenty-three laps at Queen Creek before taking third at the checkered flags. Currently, the five-time state champion has three main event wins, ten heat race victories, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on his tenth series triumph and gaining valuable points on Johnson.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s 12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the 30-lap main event at Arizona Speedway. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led on the year. Josh will be looking for his fourth series victory and the $1,500 payday at Canyon Speedway Park.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the SouthWest point chase. Racing his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins rebounded from a tangle to score twelfth at Queen Creek. Heading to Canyon, the veteran racer has one feature win, four heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season. Shon will have his sights on claiming his second SouthWest win and moving up the point standings.

After running seventh at Arizona Speedway, Matt Rossi of Phoenix has climbed to fifth in the point standings. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and nine top-10 finishes in 2014. Matt will be looking to score the $1,500 victory and add the winning trophy to his collection.

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

Canyon Speedway Park 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 $15 with $2 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 602.258.7223 (RACE).

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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SUMMER SLAM WINNERS:
2012-Charles Davis Jr., 2013-Charles Davis Jr.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT WINS:
8-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Josh Pelkey, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-668, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-649, 3. Josh Pelkey-635, 4. Shon Deskins-547, 5. Matt Rossi-510, 6. Mike Martin-505, 6. Tye Mihocko-492, 8. Mike Colegrove-442, 9. Andy Reinbold-429, 10. Nick Aiuto-378, 11. Bruce St. James-376, 12. Michael Curtis-375, 13. Josh Shipley-331, 14. Brian Hosford-315, 15. Tom Ogle-294, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mike Bonneau-242, 18. Chris Bonneau-225, 19. Mark Morin-209, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

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