R.J. JOHNSON LEADS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO CANYON FOR “ALLSCAPES BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL”

77m1Lance Jennings, JULY 29, 2015… The traditional USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park, this Saturday, August 1st. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the “Allscapes Back to School Special” will also feature the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. On Friday night, Canyon Speedway Park will also host an open practice for all divisions from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

Saturday’s race will be the 39th USAC SouthWest Sprint Car event at Canyon Speedway Park. Dating back to January 26, 2013, the facility has been the “home track” for the non-winged 360s. This year, R.J. Johnson has three Canyon victories and Ryan Bernal won two non-point Winter Challenge features. Other 2015 winners are Brady Bacon, Stevie Sussex, and Matt Rossi, who claimed the June 20th “Father’s Day Classic.” Heading to the “Allscapes Back to School Special,” Johnson leads all drivers with twelve USAC SouthWest “home track” victories.

After rain washed away the July 18th “Monsoon Madness” at Queen Creek, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona has a 56-point advantage. Racing Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has seven feature wins, five heat race victories, one high-point driver award, one hard charger award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 120 feature laps led to his credit. This Saturday, the two-time champion will be looking for his thirtieth USAC SouthWest win.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ranks second in the chase for the championship. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis has one feature win, two high-point driver awards, four heat race victories, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 36 feature laps led. The five-time Arizona Champion is second on the series win list and will have his sights on his fourteenth victory.

Matt Rossi of South Central, Arizona sits third in the SouthWest point chase. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi has one feature win, two high-point driver awards, three hard charger awards, ten top-10 finishes, and 27 feature laps led on the year. Tied with Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Mike Martin, Stevie Sussex, and Rick Ziehl for sixth on the win list, Matt will be looking to add another trophy to his collection.

Entering Saturday’s race, Tempe, Arizona’s Stevie Sussex is fourth in the point standings. Racing Dennis Gile’s #13S Quarterback Academy / Bobby Q Ellis, Sussex has two feature wins, one heat race victory, one high point driver award, three hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 72 feature laps led. Like Rossi, Stevie is currently tied for sixth on the series win list and will have his sights on his fourth victory.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Arizona is currently fifth in the championship standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has one heat race victory, one high-point driver award, and ten top-10 finishes in the campaign. The 1997 ASCA Champion ranks fourth on the SouthWest win list with five main events and will be looking to earn the $1,500 payday.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Dennis Gile, Andy Reinbold, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Nick Aiuto, Josh Shipley, Shon Deskins, Chris Bonneau, Michael Curtis, Mike Bonneau, Tom Ogle, 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 $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).

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 CHAMPIONS:
2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson.

PEORIA USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
12-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson, 4-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Brady Bacon, 2-Josh Pelkey, 2-Stevie Sussex, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Matt Rossi, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR FEATURE WINS:
7-R.J. Johnson, 2-Ryan Bernal, 2-Stevie Sussex, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Mike Martin, 1-Matt Rossi.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-741, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-685, 3. Matt Rossi-666, 4. Stevie Sussex-607, 5. Josh Pelkey-592, 6. Mike Martin-563, 7. Brian Hosford-485, 8. Bruce St. James-447, 9. Mike Colegrove-432, 10. Dennis Gile-374, 11. Andy Reinbold-371, 12. Tye Mihocko-352, 13. Nick Aiuto-338, 14. Josh Shipley-318, 15. Shon Deskins-303, 16. Chris Bonneau-231, 17. Michael Curtis-220, 18. Mike Bonneau-187, 19. Tom Ogle-184, 20. Dalten Gabbard-165.

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
August 1: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Allscapes Back to School Special)
August 19: Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 20: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 21: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 22: Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 28: Prescott Valley Raceway – Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 29: Prescott Valley Raceway – Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
September 19: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
September 26: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 3: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 17: Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, AZ
November 19: *USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 20: *USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 21: *USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

ATTACHED PHOTOS/IMAGES:
#77M R.J. Johnson –USAC SouthWest Point Leader. Photo by Patrick Shaw / Backed In Photography.

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Driver Entry Forms Available for the 2015 Western World Championships

westernKevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (July 24th, 2015) – Driver Entry forms are available for The 48th Annual Western World Championships featuring The USAC Sprint Car Series 2015 Finale.

Top USAC drivers from around America will congregate in the west at Tucson, Arizona’s USA Raceway for three nights of USAC National 410 Sprint Cars vs. USAC CRA 410 Sprint Cars and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. The Western World will mark the end of the 2015 Sprint Car campaign and will crown all four USAC Sprint Car Series Champions for the first time in history.

The Western World Championships pre-entry deadline is October 31st and entry forms can be found at: http://raceusaraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Western-World-Entry-2015.pdf

Race fans can look ahead to the crowing of the 2015 traditional sprint car champion this November at the 48th running of the Western World Championships. Tickets are now available as the long standing tradition of this storied event will feature the best of the best in USAC Non Wing Sprint Car’s.

Three-day General Admission tickets for this historical event can be purchased for just $65, with VIP All Access Suite tickets (includes pit pass) for all three days available for $150. Single day tickets are $25 with reserved seating available for an additional $5 per night.

Advanced tickets may be purchased online at: http://raceusaraceway.com/events/western-world-championship-4/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found online at: http://raceusaraceway.com/tickets/ or by calling the USA Raceway office at 520-664-2074.

Hotel Information can be found at: http://raceusaraceway.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 520-573-0000

The 2015 USA Raceway schedule can be previewed online at: http://raceusaraceway.com/schedule/

USA Raceway is located east of Tucson, Arizona off I-10 exit 268, then 1.6 miles south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information please, contact the track at 520-664-2074 or additional information regarding USA Raceway can be found at www.raceusaraceway.com

Arizona’s Matt Rossi reigned supreme over the Sprint Car Portion of the 2014 Western World while Darren Hagen held off 2013 champion, Bryan Clauson, at the line to earn his first Western World Championship.

Steve Kinser has claimed the most Western World titles with seven triumphs including wingless wins in 1982 and 1983 followed by winged wins in 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992 and 1996.

Ron Shuman is next on the list with five Western World triumphs, all of the wingless variety, with other drivers posting multiple Western World wins including Donnie Schatz (3), Lealand McSpadden (3), Sammy Swindell (3), Bryan Clauson (3), Brady Bacon (2), Bud Kaeding (2), Mark Kinser (2) and Jan Opperman (2).

Past Western World Championship Winners (Wing /Non-Wing/Midget)

2014 – Matt Rossi (nw) Darren Hagen (midget)
2013 – Bryan Clauson (nw/midget)
2012 – Wayne Johnson (w) Bryan Clauson (nw)
2011 – Donny Schatz(w) Tracy Hines (nw)
2010 – Donny Schatz(w) Brady Bacon (nw)
2009 – Sammy Swindell(w) Brady Bacon (nw)
2008 – Kevin Swindell (nw)
2007 – Jerry Coons, Jr. (nw)
2006 – Josh Wise (nw)
2005 – Dave Darland (nw)
2004 – Bud Kaeding (nw)
2003 – Tony Elliott (nw)
2002 – Bud Kaeding (nw)
2001 – Jeremy Sherman (nw)
2000 – Jay Drake (nw)
1999 – Donny Schatz (w)
1998 – Tyler Walker (w)
1997 – Mark Kinser (w)
1996 – Steve Kinser (w)
1995 – Lealand McSpadden (nw)
1994 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1993 – Lealand McSpadden (nw)
1992 – Steve Kinser (w)
1991 – Danny Lasoski (w)
1990 – Steve Kinser (w)
1989 – Sammy Swindell (w)
1988 – Mark Kinser (w)
1987 – Steve Kinser (w)
1986 – Bobby Davis, Jr. (w)
1985 – Steve Kinser (w)
1984 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1983 – Steve Kinser (nw)
1982 – Steve Kinser (nw)
1981 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1980 – Jeff Swindell (nw)
1979 – Tim Green (nw)
1978 – Lealand McSpadden (nw)
1977 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1976 – Bubby Jones (nw)
1975 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1974 – Rick Ferkel (nw)
1973 – Earl Wagner (nw)
1972 – Jan Opperman (nw)
1971 – Jan Opperman (nw)
1970 – Jerry McClung (nw)
1969 – Bob Huebner (nw)
1968 – Bob Cleberg (nw)

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QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE RAINOUT

1curtisUSAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 18, 2015 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “Monsoon Madness”

RACING PROGRAM RAINED OUT
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NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: August 1– Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Allscapes Back to School Special)

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2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR FREEDOM TOUR SCHEDULE

1freedom2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR FREEDOM TOUR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
August 19: Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK ($2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 20: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK ($2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 21: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS ($2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 22: Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, KS ($2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
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This schedule is subject to change.

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QUEEN CREEK HOSTS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “MONSOON MADNESS”

1gileLance Jennings, JULY 15, 2015… The cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will invade Arizona Speedway, this Saturday, July 18th. Located in Queen Creek, Arizona’s ET Motopark, the “Monsoon Madness” will also showcase X-Mods, the Neils Garage Cabinets Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:30pm and Racing at the fast 3/8-mile oval will start at 8:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

Since April 13, 2013, fifteen USAC SouthWest Sprint Car events have been held at the Queen Creek facility. Two-time and defending series champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with nine wins, including the shows on April 18th and June 13th. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won his fourth Arizona Speedway triumph on May 16th and fresh off last Saturday’s win at Las Cruces, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin will be looking for his second win at Queen Creek.

Entering Saturday’s race, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona has a 56-point lead over the competition. Piloting Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson raced from fifteenth to score seventh last Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To date, the second generation driver has seven feature wins, five heat race victories, one high-point driver award, one hard charger award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 120 feature laps led. R.J. will be looking for his series leading thirtieth victory this Saturday night.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ranks second in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis claimed second in the Southern New Mexico Speedway feature. Heading to Queen Creek, the five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion has one feature win, two high-point driver awards, four heat race victories, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 36 feature laps led on the season. “Chargin” Charles is second on the series win list with twelve victories and will have his sights on adding another trophy to his collection.

Matt Rossi of South Central, Arizona sits third in the chase for the championship. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi finished third in last Saturday’s main event. To date, the defending Western World Champion has one feature win, two high-point driver awards, three hard charger awards, ten top-10 finishes, and 27 feature laps led on the year. Tied with Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Mike Martin, Stevie Sussex, and Rick Ziehl for sixth on the series win list, Matt will be looking for the $1,500 payday at Arizona Speedway.

After racing from eighteenth to eighth last Saturday night, Tempe, Arizona’s Stevie Sussex has climbed to fourth in the point chase. Piloting Dennis Gile’s #13S Quarterback Academy / Bobby Q Ellis, Sussex has two feature wins, one heat race victory, one high point driver award, three hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 72 feature laps led to his credit. Currently tied for sixth on the series win list, Stevie will have his sights on his fourth main event victory.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Arizona is fifth in the championship standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey did not compete in the “Border Tour” finale. Heading to Arizona Speedway, the 1997 ASCA Champion has one heat race victory, one high-point driver award, and ten top-10 finishes in the campaign. Currently ranked fourth on the USAC SouthWest win list, Josh will be looking for his sixth feature triumph.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Dennis Gile, Andy Reinbold, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Nick Aiuto, Josh Shipley, Shon Deskins, Chris Bonneau, Michael Curtis, Mike Bonneau, Tom Ogle, 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).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS:
2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson.

QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
9-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Mike Martin, 1-Josh Pelkey

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR FEATURE WINS:
7-R.J. Johnson, 2-Ryan Bernal, 2-Stevie Sussex, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Mike Martin, 1-Matt Rossi.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-741, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-685, 3. Matt Rossi-666, 4. Stevie Sussex-607, 5. Josh Pelkey-592, 6. Mike Martin-563, 7. Brian Hosford-485, 8. Bruce St. James-447, 9. Mike Colegrove-432, 10. Dennis Gile-374, 11. Andy Reinbold-371, 12. Tye Mihocko-352, 13. Nick Aiuto-338, 14. Josh Shipley-318, 15. Shon Deskins-303, 16. Chris Bonneau-231, 17. Michael Curtis-220, 18. Mike Bonneau-187, 19. Tom Ogle-184, 20. Dalten Gabbard-165.

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
July 18: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
August 1: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Allscapes Back to School Special)
August 19: Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 20: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 21: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 22: Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 28: Prescott Valley Raceway – Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 29: Prescott Valley Raceway – Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
September 19: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
September 26: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 3: Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, AZ
October 17: Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, AZ
November 19: *USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 20: *USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
November 21: *USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ (Western World Championships / Grudge Series)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

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