USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR “Special Event” RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet “Western World Championships”

1USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR “Special Event” RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet “Western World Championships”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 4. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook), 5. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 6. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James), 3. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 6. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St.James), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 7. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber) 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Windom, 5. Copeland, 6. Darland, 7. Shipley, 8. Reinbold, 9. Curtis, 10. Terrell, 11. Buckman.

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. St.James, 2. Clauson, 3. Mitchell, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Thomas, 6. Pelkey, 7. Reutzel, 8. Gabbard, 9. Martin, 10. Lundy, 11. Morin.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Gary Taylor, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Shon Deskins, 14. Bruce St. James, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Matt Rossi,17. Brady Bacon, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Tom Ogle, 20. Mike Colegrove, 21. Josh Hodges, 22. Jake Swanson. NT
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**Ogle, Bacon and Deskins flipped during the feature

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 Taylor, Laps 2-20 Bernal, Lap 21 Shuman, Laps 22-30 Bernal,

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Johnson-1,314, 2-Davis-1,170, 3-Pelkey-1,148, 4-Rossi-1,070, 5-Deskins-1,011, 6-Martin-994, 7-Mihocko-927, 9-Curtis-686, 10-Hosford-666.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST “Special Event” SPRINT RACE: November 21 – “Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet “Western World Championships”

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CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK HOSTS “47TH WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

clauson20Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 18, 2014… On Thursday, November 20th, Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event between the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will also showcase the Honda USAC National and Western Midget Series. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

This year, the USAC SouthWest vs. West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split. Every driver will compete on all three nights, culminating with Saturday’s $7,500-to-win main event. While Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California has already clinched the USAC West Coast title, the USAC SouthWest champion will be crowned this weekend. Five-time USAC/CRA Champion Mike Spencer and two-time USAC Western Classic Champion Ryan Bernal will join a talented roster for the “Western World Championships.” A pre-entry list is posted at the end of this release and more drivers are expected.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has a 110-point advantage over the competition. While placing seventh in the November 6th “360 Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway, Johnson has had another great campaign. To date, the defending champion has earned eleven feature wins, fourteen heat race victories, three hard charger awards, twenty-nine top-10 finishes, and 220 feature laps led. R.J will have his sights on claiming the $7,500 payday and winning the championship.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey ranks second in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey missed the Perris feature and scored fourth in the second semi-main. Heading to the Western World, the 1997 ASCA Champion has four feature wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-nine top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led. Josh will be looking to add the Western World trophy to his collection.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits third in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis finished eighteenth at the “360 Oval Nationals.” Currently, the five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion has four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 132 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on adding the Western World Championships to his resume.

South Central’s Matt Rossi is fourth in the USAC SouthWest point standings. The pilot of the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi did not compete in the Perris “360 Oval Nationals.” To date, the veteran driver has not won a main event in 2014, but has five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led. Matt will have his sights on earning the $7,500 payday at Canyon Speedway Park.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma is fifth in the point chase. Racing his #16 PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim, Martin charged to fourteenth at Perris after starting twenty-second. As this writing goes to press, “The Magic Man” has one feature win, six heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year. Mike will be looking to add his name to the winner’s list of the Western World Championships.

In addition to entries from Arizona and California, drivers from the USAC National Sprint and Midget series are entered in this prestigious race. Bryan Clauson, who earned $20,000 for sweeping last year’s Sprint Car and Midget Features, heads a strong contingent with “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, “The Madman” Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr., “The Bear” Chris Windom, and C.J. Leary.

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. Advance three-day, single-day, and VIP Suite tickets are on sale now and 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).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360).
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WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNERS:
1968-Bob Cleberg (nw); 1969-Bob Huebner (nw); 1970-Jerry McClung (nw); 1971-Jan Opperman (nw); 1972-Jan Opperman (nw); 1973-Earl Wagner (nw); 1974-Rick Ferkel (nw); 1975-Ron Shuman (nw); 1976-Bubby Jones (nw); 1977-Ron Shuman (nw); 1978-Lealand McSpadden (nw); 1979-Tim Green (nw); 1980-Jeff Swindell (nw); 1981-Ron Shuman (nw); 1982-Steve Kinser (nw); 1983-Steve Kinser (nw); 1984-Ron Shuman (nw); 1985-Steve Kinser (w); 1986-Bobby Davis Jr. (w); 1987-Steve Kinser (w); 1988-Mark Kinser (w); 1989-Sammy Swindell (w); 1990-Steve Kinser (w); 1991-Danny Lasoski (w); 1992-Steve Kinser (w); 1993-Lealand McSpadden (nw); 1994-Ron Shuman (nw); 1995-Lealand McSpadden (nw); 1996-Steve Kinser (w); 1997-Mark Kinser (w); 1998-Tyler Walker (w); 1999-Donny Schatz (w); 2000-Jay Drake (nw); 2001-Jeremy Sherman (nw); 2002- Bud Kaeding (nw); 2003-Tony Elliott (nw); 2004-Bud Kaeding (nw); 2005-Dave Darland (nw); 2006-Josh Wise (nw); 2007-Jerry Coons Jr. (nw); 2008-Kevin Swindell (nw); 2009-Sammy Swindell (w)/Brady Bacon (nw); 2010-Donny Schatz (w)/Brady Bacon (nw); 2011-Donny Schatz (w)/Tracy Hines (nw); 2012-Wayne Johnson (w)/Bryan Clauson (nw); 2013-Bryan Clauson (nw)/Bryan Clauson (mid).

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
11-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-C.J. Leary, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Stevie Sussex, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS:
6-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-C.J. Leary, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 WESTERN WORLD SPRINT CAR PRE-ENTRY LIST: (Provided by Lonnie Wheatley & Canyon Speedway Park)
2 Larry Gibson (El Mirage, AZ), 2 Josh Shipley (Peoria, AZ), 02 Matt Rossi (Peoria, AZ), 5 Tye Mihocko (Peoria, AZ), 5v Bradley Terrell (Sebastopol, CA), 7k Bruce St. James (Phoenix, AZ), 7m Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA), 8 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA), 11c Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, AZ), 12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ), 12x Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA), 16 Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ), 17m Michael Colegrove (Peoria, AZ), 17rw Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL), 19 Andrew Reinbold (Chandler, AZ), 20 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN), 20 Shon Deskins (Waddell, AZ), 20s Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN), 21az Stevie Sussex (Phoenix, AZ), 22b Chris Windom (Canton, IL), 28 Mark Morin (Surprise, AZ), 30 C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN), 32b Brian Hosford (Gilbert, AZ), 37 Matt Mitchell (Yorba Linda, CA), 48 Thomas Ogle (Surprise, AZ), 50 Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ), 55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA), 56 Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA), 73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN), 74 Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA), 74x Josh Hodges (Tijeras, NM), 75 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ), 77 Dalten Gabbard (Peoria, AZ), 77m R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ), 87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 92 Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA), 98 Matt Lundy (Phoenix, AZ), 99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1259, 2. Josh Pelkey-1149, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1117, 4. Matt Rossi-1040, 5. Mike Martin-993, 6. Shon Deskins-977, 7. Tye Mihocko-893, 8. Michael Curtis-685, 9. Nick Aiuto-663, 10. Andy Reinbold-656, 11. Brian Hosford-636, 12. Bruce St. James-628, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-457, 15. Tom Ogle-439, 16. Josh Shipley-438, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Matt Mitchell-709, 2. Markus Niemela-632, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4. Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5. Ryan Bernal-539, 6. Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7. Troy Rutherford-534, 8. Austin Liggett-513, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-376, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-206, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-155, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
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.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

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It’s Western World Week at CSP!

westernLonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 17, 2014) – The Western World Championships, the perfect way to end a season.

That’s how Canyon Speedway Park will bring the curtains down on the 2014 season with this weekend’s 47th Annual USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

The Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out for three nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The week’s festivities get under way early with Tuesday night’s Western World Kickoff Party at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in Glendale.

By week’s end, one elite driver could pocket $15,000 in Saturday night’s Western World finale with a winner’s share of $7,500 up for grabs in both the Midget and Sprint Car ranks.

It’s a feat that Bryan Clauson pulled off last year. After dominating the Sprint Car portion for his second Western World title in as many years, Clauson made a last lap pass in the Midget main event to make it a sweep.

A winner of ten CSP main events in 2013, Clauson comes off a win in this past weekend’s USAC National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Classic.

Clauson will have his hands full in both divisions with a number of top competitors looking to add the title of Western World champion to the ledger.

In the Midget ranks, Rico Abreu leads Keith Kunz Racing teammate Christopher Bell into the weekend with Hall of Fame opening night winner Tracy Hines third in points.

Current USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson defends his home turf in the Sprint Car portion with series champion Matt Mitchell leading the way for the USAC West Coast forces along with USAC Western Classics champ Ryan Bernal.

Johnson is one of several top contenders along with Clauson pulling double duty over the weekend including two-time Western World winner Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, USAC/CRA shoe Mike Spencer and Casey Shuman.

Approximately 70 Midgets and Sprint Cars are anticipated for the event, with a quick glimpse at the entry list revealing one of the most competitive fields in Western World history.

Honda USAC National Midgets:
0 Jack Hawley (Menifee, CA)
1p Terry Nichols (Delano, CA)
5d Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)
7 Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, CA)
17 Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)
17n Johnathon Henry (Stockton, CA)
24 Tracy Hines (New Castle, IN)
32 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ)
51 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)
51 R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)
52c Isaac Chapple (Wilkinson, IN)
55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)
56 Darren Hagen (Riverside, CA)
57 Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)
63 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)
67 Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)
68 Ronnie Gardner (Norco, CA)
71 Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)
73 Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK)
73x Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)
91T Tyler Thomas (Tulsa, OK)
97 Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA)
98 Jarid Blondel (Orange, CA)

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:
2 Larry Gibson (El Mirage, AZ)
2 Josh Shipley (Peoria, AZ)
02 Matt Rossi (Peoria, AZ)
5 Tye Mihocko (Peoria, AZ)
5v Bradley Terrell (Sebastopol, CA)
7k Bruce St. James (Phoenix, AZ)
7m Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)
8 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)
11c Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, AZ)
12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ)
12x Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA)
16 Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ)
17m Michael Colegrove (Peoria, AZ)
17rw Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)
19 Andrew Reinbold (Chandler, AZ)
20 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)
20 Shon Deskins (Waddell, AZ)
20s Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN)
21az Stevie Sussex (Phoenix, AZ)
22b Chris Windom (Canton, IL)
28 Mark Morin (Surprise, AZ)
30 C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
32b Brian Hosford (Gilbert, AZ)
37 Matt Mitchell (Yorba Linda, CA)
48 Thomas Ogle (Surprise, AZ)
50 Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ)
55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)
56 Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA)
73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)
74 Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA)
74x Josh Hodges (Tijeras, NM)
75 Casey Shuman (Phoenix, AZ)
77 Dalten Gabbard (Peoria, AZ)
77m R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)
87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)
92 Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA)
98 Matt Lundy (Phoenix, AZ)
99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

In a slight alteration to the format of yesteryear, the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field will not be split, with all entries running each night just as the Midgets have done.

While all entries in Midgets will race each night with Thursday and Friday preliminary events following standard USAC format including qualifying, heat races and features, the Sprint Cars will do similar with a full card of heat races and features on both Thursday and Friday. Separate qualifying (Midgets only), heat and feature points will be tabulated to determine Saturday night Western World Championship lineups.

The top eight in combined points for both Midgets and Sprint Cars from Thursday and Friday action will be locked into Saturday’s main event. Those eight will engage in a Revenge Draw during Saturday’s opening ceremonies to determine the Dash lineups for both Midgets and Sprint Cars. The Dash finish will determine the alignment of the front four rows of the main event.

The balance of the field will be aligned in Qualifying races straight up by points, with finishes determining the balance of the night’s “A” and “B” Main lineups.

Past Western World Championship Winners (Wing / Non-Wing / Midget)
2013 – Bryan Clauson (nw) / Bryan Clauson (m)
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)

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.

Single day tickets are $20 for both Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday’s Western World Championships finale.

Detailed Western World Championships ticket information and pricing is available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/the-45th-annual-western-world-championships/.

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.

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 2014 Canyon Schedule and early portion of 2015 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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JOHNSON EYES “WESTERN WORLD” SOUTHWEST “CAPPER” AT CANYON

1johnsonDICK JORDAN, NOVEMBER 17, 2014… A trio of events close out the USAC Southwest Sprint Car season this weekend as they share the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet “Western World Championships” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. with the Honda National and Western Midgets. The Sprint car portion of the program also carries USAC West Coast Sprint “special event” status.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. stands atop the Southwest points with a 116-point cushion over Josh Pelkey. Charles Davis Jr. trails the leader by 142 points.

Johnson has three wins, two seconds and a third in seven Canyon point races already this year. He also posted a pair of third-place finishes in “special event” features at Canyon at the start of 2014.

Pelkey’s seven Canyon points races have resulted in a pair of wins and a third. Davis also recorded a victory at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. is the newly-crowned USAC West Coast Sprint Car king but has not competed at Canyon this season.

FINAL 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:1-Matt Mitchell-709, 2-Markus Niemela-632, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5-Ryan Bernal-539, 6-Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7-Troy Rutherford-534, 8-Austin Liggett-513, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,259, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,143, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,117, 4-Matt Rossi-1,040, 5-Mike Martin-993, 6-Shon Deskins-977, 7-Tye Mihocko-893, 8-Michael Curtis-685, 9-Nick Aiuto-663, 10-Andy Reinbold-656.

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C.J. LEARY WINS PERRIS 360 OVAL NATIONALS

pod360Lance Jennings, PERRIS, CA – NOVEMBER 10, 2014… Taking the lead from Bryan Clauson on lap twenty, Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary won the “2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. The 30-lap feature win was Leary’s first USAC West Coast / SouthWest Sprint Car victory and the young driver earned $2,500 for his efforts. Clauson, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike Spencer followed C.J. to the checkered flags.

Racing the family owned #30 Leary Construction / TNEMEC DRC C.J. Leary out-qualified the 46 racers to earn the Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and set a new track record in the process. With a format featuring six heat races, Leary earned a direct transfer to the main event with a second place run in the first 10-lap heat. After winning the feature from sixth, Leary finished seventh in the Grudge mini-series points and thirty-second in West Coast standings.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana had to settle for second aboard Mike Martin’s #16B PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim, the USAC National Champion was sixth quick in time trials and won the program’s sixth 10-lap heat race. Starting on the pole position, Bryan took the lead from Kevin Thomas Jr. on the second lap and held the top spot until the twentieth circuit. Clauson ended the night ranked 38th in West Coast points and ninth in the Grudge Series.

Anaheim’s Jake Swanson continues to impress with a third place run after starting fifth. Piloting Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Ram-Bull Racing Victory, Swanson was one of eleven drivers to break the track record and qualified second overall. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year took third in his heat race and ended his night placed twenty-second in West Coast standings and tenth in the Grudge Series with one feature win, three top-10 finishes, and six feature laps led.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia raced to fourth in the 360 Oval Nationals from the seventh starting spot. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was seventh fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. The 2011 West Coast Champion ended his point season ranked third overall and sixth in the Grudge standings. Vander Weerd recorded one feature win, seven heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, twelve top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led to his credit.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer charged from fifteenth to score fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Maxim, Spencer claimed his second Grudge Series championship. After qualifying fifteenth and wining the Saldana Racing Products Heat Race #3, the five-time USAC/CRA Champion closed out the point season ranked twenty-first in West Coast standings on the strength of two top-10 finishes.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona took the victory in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson was nineteenth quick in time trials and took seventh in the feature from nineteenth. The USAC SouthWest point leader is forty-sixth in West Coast action and sixteenth in the Grudge Series with one hard charger award and five top-10 finishes.

Yuma, Arizona’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the 10-lap Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Driving his #16 PPG / Boulevard Truck Maxim, the former Arizona Hall of Fame Classic winner qualified twenty-sixth overall and placed fourteenth in the main event. In limited action, the veteran driver is thirty-fourth in West Coast points and eighth in the Grudge Series with one semi-main win and three top-10 finishes.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai took the checkered flags in the Weld Racing Heat Race #4. Piloting his #11 AAA Propane Service / Trench Shoring Spike, Rutherford was fourth quick in time trials and was a contender for the mini-series crown before a flip relegated the former VRA Champion to fifteenth place in the main event. Troy left Perris ranked seventh in the USAC West Coast point chase and fourth in the Grudge Series with one feature win, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. won the Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #5. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas qualified fifth overall and ran tenth in the main event after leading the opening lap. In limited starts, Kevin is fifty-third in West Coast points and nineteenth in the Grudge Series.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda clinched the USAC West Coast Championship. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Jacks Maxim, Mitchell was thirteenth fast, took fourth in his heat race, won the Competition Suspension Inc. Semi-Main #1, and claimed seventh in the main event. Also finishing third in the Grudge Series, the newly crowned champion has one feature win, three heat race victories, two semi-main wins, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. took the victory in the 12-lap Rod End Supply Semi-Main #2. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #2F Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria qualified tenth, placed fifth in his heat, and scored ninth in the main event. Finishing his season ranked fourth in West Coast and thirteenth in the Grudge points, Danny has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and nine top-10 finishes.

On Thursday, November 20th, the USAC West Coast and SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona for three nights of action. The Sands Chevrolet “46th Annual Western World Championships” will also showcase the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (7223).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex’s Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and for more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

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 WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “Special Event” RACE RESULTS:
November 6, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 19th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” – The Grudge Series

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.416; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.503; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.547; 4. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-16.622; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-16.640; 6. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.644; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.682; 8. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-16.683; 9. Robert Ballou, 12X, Ballou-16.704; 10. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.704; 11. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.728; 12. Jon Stanbrough, 81M, Watt-16.767; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.770; 14. Dave Darland, 4G, Gansen-16.833; 15. Mike Spencer, 7M, Priestley-16.864; 16. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-16.871; 17. Shon Deskins, 20. Deskins-16.880; 18. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.897; 19. R.J. Johnson, 77, Michaels-16.906; 20. Landon Hurst, 9s, Hurst-16.910; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15X, Hendrix-16.918; 22. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.968; 23. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.994; 24. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.060; 25. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.098; 26. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.146, 27. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-17.147; 28. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-17.191; 29. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-17.228; 30. A.J. Bender, 12B, Bender-17.262; 31. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.378; 32. Terry Schank Jr., 3X, Dupont-17.457; 33. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-17.459; 34. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.484; 35. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-17.510; 36. David Taylor, 74, Taylor-17.608; 37. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.638; 38. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.783; 39. J.J. Ercse, 15, Boy-17.843; 40. Kyle Smith, 55X, Smith-18.069; 41. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-18.109; 42. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-18.302; 43. Brian Grosenheider, 25K, Kruseman-18.658; 44. Eddie Tafoya, 51, Perkins-18.877; 45. Ed Schwarz, U47, Schwarz-18.886; 46. Mike Collins, 04, Collins-19.326

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Leary, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Mitchell, 5. Sibley, 6. Edwards, 7. Schank, 8. Tafoya. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Darland, 3. Swanson, 4. Majors, 5. Copeland, 6. Hurst, 7. Collins, 8. Ercse. 2:58.42

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Ballou, 3. Liggett, 4. Adams, 5. Hendrix, 6. Smith, 7. Williams, 8. Schwarz. 2:56.44

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rutherford, 2. Davis, 3. Bernal, 4. Pelkey, 5. Faria, 6. Curtis, 7. Guardino. 2:59.13

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Bell, 3. Deskins, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Bender, 6. Taylor, 7. Morris. 2:59.20

SIXTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Hagen, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Henry, 5. Everhart, 6. Ennis, 7. Grosenheider. 2:58.34

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Copeland, 3. Curtis, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Ennis, 6. Hendrix, 7. Everhart, 8. Majors, 9. Morris, 10. Guardino, 11. Ercse, 12. Schwarz, 13. Sibley, 14. Tafoya. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Hurst, 3. Henry, 4. Pelkey, 5. Adams, 6. Williams, 7. Bender, 8. Edwards, 9. Smith, 10. Schank, 11. Collins, 12. Taylor, 13. Grosenheider. 3:40.66

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. C.J. Leary (6th), 2. Bryan Clauson (1st), 3. Jake Swanson (5th), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (7th), 5. Mike Spencer (15th), 6. Matt Mitchell (13th), 7. R.J. Johnson (19th), 8. Darren Hagen (18th), 9. Danny Faria Jr. (10th), 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2nd), 11. Johnathon Henry (21st), 12. Landon Hurst (20th) 13. Charles Davis Jr. (16th), 14. Mike Martin (22nd), 15. Troy Rutherford (3rd), 16. Ryan Bernal (24th), 17. Colby Copeland (8th), 18. Shon Deskins (17th), 19. Michael Curtis (23rd), 20. Jon Stanbrough (12th), 21. Dave Darland (14th), 22. Austin Liggett (4th), 23. Robert Ballou (9th), 24. Christopher Bell (11th). NT
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**Niemela flipped during qualifications. Liggett, Stanbrough, Rutherford, Bernal flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Thomas, Laps 2-19 Clauson, Laps 20-30 Leary.

FINAL USAC GRUDGE SERIES POINT STANDINGS:
1. Mike Spencer-116, 2. Austin Liggett-89, 3. Matt Mitchell-88, 4. Troy Rutherford-87, 5. Charles Davis Jr.-78, -. Richard Vander Weerd-78, 7. C.J. Leary-73, 8. Mike Martin-70, 9. Bryan Clauson-66, 10. Jake Swanson-65, 11. J.J. Yeley-64, 12. Landon Hurst-62, 13. Danny Faria Jr.-59, 14. Nic Faas-54, 15. Josh Pelkey-53, 16. R.J. Johnson-50, 17. Markus Niemela-49, 18. Darren Hagen-46, 19. Kevin Thomas Jr.-43, 20. Brody Roa-36.

FINAL USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Matt Mitchell-709, 2. Markus Niemela-632, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-603, 4. Danny Faria Jr.-540, 5. Ryan Bernal-539, 6. Jace Vander Weerd-535, 7. Troy Rutherford-534, 8. Austin Liggett-513, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-376, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-206, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-155, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-1259, 2. Josh Pelkey-1149, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1117, 4. Matt Rossi-1040, 5. Mike Martin-993, 6. Shon Deskins-977, 7. Tye Mihocko-893, 8. Michael Curtis-685, 9. Nick Aiuto-663, 10. Andy Reinbold-656, 11. Brian Hosford-636, 12. Bruce St. James-628, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Stevie Sussex-457, 15. Tom Ogle-439, 16. Josh Shipley-438, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Mark Morin-293, 20-Josh Hodges-279.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
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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