2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

 

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

(Prior to April 26 at Peoria)

1 Josh Pelkey 136

2 R.J. Johnson 134

3 Shon Deskins 131

4 Tye Mihocko 93

5 Charles Davis Jr. 92

6 Bruce St. James 86

7 Nick Aiuto 84

8 Michael Curtis 81

9 Josh Shipley 76

10 Mike Martin 74

11 Matt Rossi 59

Brian Hosford 59

13 Tom Ogle 57

14 Mike Bonneau 55

15 Andy Reinbold 54

16 Michael Woodruff 53

17 Lonnie Oliver 46

18 Rick Ziehl 38

19 Chris Bonneau 36

20 Tom Lee 34

21 Alex Pettas 29

22 Mike Colegrove 27

23 Mike Morin 21

24 Carson Ditsch 18

25 Mark Morin 15

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SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CANYON APRIL 26; JOHNSON WINS QUEEN CREEK’S “SPRING FLING”

77APRIL 14, 2014 DICK JORDAN 14-43 — Josh Pelkey remains atop the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings, despite defending series champion R.J. Johnson’s feature victory at Queen Creek, Ariz. last Saturday. Pelkey holds a two-point lead over Johnson going into an April 26 race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Johnson. of Phoenix, Ariz., led the last 25 laps to win Saturday night’s 30-lap “Spring Fling” for USAC’s Southwest Sprint Cars at Arizona Speedway. He grabbed the lead from Pelkey on lap six and led the rest of the way in his Bill Michaels entry. Pelkey finished second ahead of Shon Deskins, Charles Davis Jr. and Matt Rossi. Mike Martin led the opening lap.

Pelkey won the last Southwest event at Peoria, in March.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Josh Pelkey-136, 2-R.J. Johnson-134, 3-Shon Deskins-131, 4-Tye Mihocko-93, 5-Charles Davis Jr.-92, 6-Bruce St. James-86, 7-Nick Aiuto-84, 8-Michael Curtis-81, 9-Josh Shipley-76, 10-Mike Martin-76.

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R.J. JOHNSON ADDS QUEEN CREEK’S “SPRING FLING” TO WIN LIST

77Lance Jennings, QUEEN CREEK, AZ – APRIL 13, 2014… Grabbing the lead from Josh Pelkey on lap six, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix claimed Saturday’s “Spring Fling” victory at Arizona Speedway. The $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph marked Johnson’s first win of the season (12th overall) as the series heads back to Canyon Speedway Park on April 26th. Pelkey, Shon Deskins, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Matt Rossi rounded out the top-five drivers at the fast 1/3-mile clay oval.

Racing the Bill Michaels owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson won the 30-lap Queen Creek main event after starting fourth. Earlier in the program, Johnson won his first 8-lap heat race of the campaign and entered the feature ranked third in passing points. The defending series champion has climbed to second in the point standings with one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and 25 feature laps led in 2014.

After leading four laps of the “Spring Fling,” Peoria’s Josh Pelkey took second at the checkered flags. Piloting Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey scored third in his heat race and ranked fifth in passing points. The SouthWest point leader finished the night with a two point advantage with one feature win, one heat race victory, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led to his credit.

For the second straight race, Shon Deskins of Phoenix scored third in the main event. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins was third in his heat race and placed fourth in passing points. Heading to the April 26th “Canyon Clash,” the veteran driver is third in the point chase with one heat race victory and six top-10 finishes on the year.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ran fourth in Arizona Speedway’s “Spring Fling.” Racing the Massey Motorsports owned #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis was second in his heat race and was the high point driver entering the feature. The five-time Arizona champion has climbed to fifth in SouthWest points with three heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in 2014.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix scored fifth in the “Spring Fling” after starting seventh. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Ellis, Rossi was third in his heat race and placed seventh in passing points. In limited action, Rossi is tied for eleventh in the point standings.

Michael Curtis of Cottonwood earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eleventh place finish after starting sixteenth. Piloting Kevin Turner and Greg Wheeler’s #11C DAR Racing / JT Engineering Maxim, Curtis was sixth in his heat race and was ranked sixteenth in passing points. The young driver is currently eighth in the point standings with one top-10 finish on the season.

Yuma’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin raced to victory in the night’s second 8-lap heat race. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Supply Maxim, Martin placed sixth in passing points and led the first lap before problems resulted in a seventeenth place finish. “The Magic Man” sits tenth in SouthWest points with one heat race victory, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and three top-10 finishes in the campaign.

“The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James of Phoenix won his first 8-lap heat race of the season. Driving his #7K Woodland Auto Display / Weld Racing machine, St. James ranked second in passing points and scored sixth in the “Spring Fling.” As this writing goes to press, the veteran driver is sixth in the point chase with one top-10 finish on the season.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will be back in action on Saturday, April 26th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. The “4th Annual Canyon Clash” will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and AMA Modlites. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223.

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). ————————————————————–

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “Spring Fling”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27N Aiuto), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Carson Ditsch (#96 Ditsch), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Alex Pettas (#T164 Pettas), 6. Michael Woodruff (#83 Woodruff), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Rick Ziehl (#0SR Ziehl), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (4th), 2. Josh Pelkey (2nd), 3. Shon Deskins (3rd), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (6th), 5. Matt Rossi (7th), 6. Bruce St. James (5th), 7. Nick Aiuto (11th), 8. Tye Mihocko (12th), 9. Josh Shipley (8th), 10. Rick Ziehl (10th), 11. Michael Curtis (16th), 12. Chris Bonneau (9th), 13. Brian Hosford (14th), 14. Alex Pettas (15th), 15. Mike Bonneau (20th), 16. Mike Colegrove (13th), 17. Mike Martin (1st), 18. Michael Woodruff (18th), 19. Carson Ditsch (17th), 20. Mark Morin (19th). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Mike Martin, Laps 2-5 Josh Pelkey, Laps 6-30 R.J. Johnson.

HARD CHARGER: Michael Curtis (16th to 11th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Josh Pelkey-136, 2. R.J. Johnson-134, 3. Shon Deskins-131, 4. Tye Mihocko-93, 5. Charles Davis Jr.-92, 6. Bruce St. James-86, 7. Nick Aiuto-84, 8. Michael Curtis-81, 9. Josh Shipley-76, 10. Mike Martin-74, 11. Matt Rossi-59, –. Brian Hosford-59, 13. Tom Ogle-57, 14. Mike Bonneau-55, 15. Andy Reinbold-54, 16. Michael Woodruff-53, 17. Lonnie Oliver-46, 18. Rick Ziehl-38, 19. Chris Bonneau-36, 20. Tom Lee-34.

 

 

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona –Arizona Speedway – “Spring Fling”

11USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona –Arizona Speedway – “Spring Fling”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27N Aiuto), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Carson Ditsch (#96 Ditsch), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Alex Pettas (#T164 Pettas), 6. Michael Woodruff (#83 Woodruff), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Rick Ziehl (#0SR Ziehl), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Pelkey, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Bruce St. James, 7. Nick Aiuto, 8. Tye Mihicko, 9. Josh Shipley, 10. Rick Ziehl, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Chris Bonneau, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. Alex Pettas, 15. Mike Bonneau, 16. Mike Colegrove, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Michael Woodruff, 19. Carson Ditsch, 20. Mark Morin. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: April 26 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – “Canyon Clash”

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JOSH PELKEY LEADS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO QUEEN CREEK “SPRING FLING”

30Lance Jennings — PEORIA, AZ – APRIL 9, 2014… This Saturday, April 12th, the cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will make their first of six appearances of 2014 at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within ET Motopark, the “3rd Annual Spring Fling” will also showcase X-Mods, Pure Stocks, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:15pm and Racing at the popular 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm.

Since April 2013, six USAC SouthWest Sprint Car races have been held at the Queen Creek facility. Defending series champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with three feature wins followed by “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (2) and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin (1). Martin scored a popular victory in last year’s “Spring Fling” and Davis won the inaugural event sanctioned by the ASCS Canyon Region.

After winning the March 29th “Season Opener” at Canyon Speedway Park, Josh Pelkey of Peoria holds a 3 point advantage over the competition. Driving Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, the former ASCA Champion has one heat race victory, one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and 41 feature laps led on the year. Josh will have his sights on claiming his third career USAC SouthWest victory at the “Spring Fling.”

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins ranks second in the chase for the championship. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins claimed third in the Canyon main event and won the program’s second heat race. Entering Saturday’s action, the veteran driver has five top-10 finishes on the season and will be looking to add the “Spring Fling” to his win list.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix is third in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending series champion powered his way to second at Canyon after starting seventh. To date, Johnson has one hard charger award and six top-10 finishes in the campaign. On Saturday, R.J. will have his sights on claiming his series leading twelfth career feature win at Arizona Speedway.

Surprise’s Tom Ogle sits fourth in the point standings. Driving his #48 RSS Industries / JT Engineering machine, Ogle raced to fourth in the March 29th feature after starting eleventh. The veteran driver will be looking to score his first USAC SouthWest triumph this Saturday at Queen Creek.

Andy Reinbold of Gilbert is currently fifth in the championship point chase. Piloting Todd Underwood’s #19 AME Electrical / Ross Equipment Rentals RSS, Reinbold placed fifth in the Canyon main event after starting ninth. Noted as one of the tallest drivers on the circuit, the veteran driver has one semi-main win on the season. Andy will have his sights on adding Saturday’s first place trophy to his collection.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Michael Curtis, Lonnie Oliver, Nick Aiuto, Tom Lee, Josh Shipley, Michael Woodruff, Mike Bonneau, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Brian Hosford, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and more.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 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. 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). ———————————————–

SPRING FLING WINNERS: 2012-Charles Davis Jr., 2013-Mike Martin.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Josh Pelkey-71, 2. Shon Deskins-68, 3. R.J. Johnson-62, 4. Tom Ogle-57, 5. Andy Reinbold-54, 6. Tye Mihocko-49, 7. Mike Martin-48, 8. Michael Curtis-47, 9. Lonnie Oliver-46, 10. Nick Aiuto-37, 11. Tom Lee-34, 12. Josh Shipley-33, –. Michael Woodruff-33, 14. Mike Bonneau-30, 15. Bruce St. James-28, –. Brian Hosford-28, –. Charles Davis Jr.-28, 18. Mike Morin-21, 19. Matt Rossi-5, 20. Mike Colegrove-2

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