USAC Sprints

April 2015
April 20
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 19,
 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - "Spring Showdown" -
(Co-sanctioned by MSCS)

 from USAC
      QUALIFYING: 
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-13.677; 
2. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-13.692; 
3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.715; 
4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-13.734; 
5. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-13.740; 
6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-13.795; 
7. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.830; 
8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.850; 
9. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.912; 
10. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.937; 
11. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-14.006; 
12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.016; 
13. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.043; 
14. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.084; 
15. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-14.090; 
16. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.110; 
17. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.203; 
18. Donny Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.368; 
19. James Lyerla, 11, JL Motorsports-14.422; 
20. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-14.427; 
21. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.568; 
22. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.729; 
23. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-15.701; 
24. Brian Wallace, 27, Wallace-17.525.
 
      FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Ballou, 2. Darland, 3. Jarrett, 4. Farney, 5. Thomas, 6. Lyerla, 7. Hery, 8. Stanbrough. NT
 
      SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. B.Short, 2. Leary, 3. Bland, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Cockrum, 6. Grant, 7. Williams, 8. Bell. 2:30.35
 
      THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Bacon, 2. Brackett, 3. Cummins, 4. Stockon, 5. Briscoe, 6. C.Short, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Wallace. 2:20.12
 
      SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Grant, 2. C.Short, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Lyerla, 5. Ted Hines, 6. Williams, 7. Hery, 8. Bell, 9. Wallace. 2:49.82
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Brady Short, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Carson Short, 11. Chase Briscoe, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. Logan Jarrett, 15. Ted Hines, 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Chet Williams, 18. Donnie Brackett, 19. Justin Grant, 20. James Lyerla, 21. Jeff Bland Jr., 22. Travis Hery. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-2 Tracy Hines, 
Lap 3 Cummins, 
Laps 4-30 Bacon.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 
1-Stockon-467, 
2-Ballou-452, 
3-Bacon-439, 
4-Darland-424, 
5-Thomas-387, 
6-Stanbrough-374, 
7-Leary-364, 
8-Tracy Hines-342, 
9-Grant-315, 
10-Cummins-310.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 24- Eagle (NE) Raceway - "Rumble at the  Bullring"

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RESULTS: April 18,  
- Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "So-Cal Showdown"

 from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.607; 
2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.640; 
3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.737; 
4. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.825; 
5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.834; 
6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.841; 
7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.971; 
8. A.J. Bender, 21B, Bender-16.940; 
9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.944; 
10. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-17.071; 
11. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.090; 
12. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.190; 
13. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.312; 
14. Cory Kruseman, 21K, Kruseman-17.448; 
15. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.599; 
16. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.607; 
17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.615; 
18. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-17.637; 
19. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.744; 
20. Verne Sweeney, 98X, Tracy-17.782; 
21. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-17.842; 
22. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.915; 
23. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-17.996; 
24. Anthony Lopiccolo, 36, Springstead-18.240; 
25. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blair-18.345; 
26. Gary Potter, 6P, Potter-19.151; 
27. Chris Dyson, 71K, Kruseman-19.301.
 
      FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Bernal, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. L.Williams, 5. Colston, 6. Bezio, 7. Smith, 8. Sampson, 9. Swanson. 2:57.80
 
      SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. D.Gardner, 2. Kruseman, 3. R.Gardner, 4. Spencer, 5. Bender, 6. Sweeney, 7. Ellertson, 8. Gansen, 9. Potter. 2:58.19
 
      THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. C.Williams, 2. A.Williams, 3. Roa, 4. Gaunt, 5. Schank, 6. Malcolm, 7. Lopiccolo, 8. Dyson, 9. Mitchell. NT
 
      SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Mitchell, 2. Swanson, 3. Bezio, 4. Bender, 5. Schank, 6. Gansen, 7. Malcolm, 8. Sweeney, 9. Ellertson, 10. Colston, 11. Lopiccolo, 12. Smith, 13. Dyson, 14. Sampson, 15. Potter. 3:32.13
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Rickie Gaunt, 10. David Bezio, 11. Ronnie Gardner, 12. Cory Kruseman, 13. Cody Williams, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Chris Gansen, 16. Tommy Malcolm, 17. A.J. Bender, 18. Verne Sweeney, 19. Jake Swanson, 20. Terry Schank Jr., 21. Jeremy Ellertson, 22. Parker Colston. NT


**Mitchell flipped during the third heat. Schank flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-7 Spencer, 
Laps 8-30 R.Vander Weerd,
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 
1-D.Gardner-260, 
2-Spencer-255, 
3-Michell-217, 
4-A.Williams-175, 
5-Swanson-173, 
6-R.Vander Weerd-161, 
7-C.Williams-157, 
8-Brady Bacon-136, 
9-Roa-122, 
10-R.J. Johnson-114.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: May 2- 
Perris, CA - Perris Auto Speedway

April 18

CLAUSON RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON FOR AMSOIL SPRINT CAR SCORE


Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana captured Friday night's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car feature at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway co-sanctioned by MSCS.
from USAC
Bloomington, Indiana...Bryan Clauson came back to Bloomington Speedway, one of his early-career regular stops, to take his first AMSOIL Sprint Car victory of the season on Friday night in an event co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The Noblesville, Indiana driver made it 32 career wins in the series, tying him for 11th all-time with Rollie Beale. The victory came back aboard the Bryan Clauson Racing entry after two years driving for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.

It did not come easily, as the 25-year old nearly gave it away on the final lap as he slipped over the banking in turn-two and clawed his way back onto the track as he got to turn-three. Luckily, he had established a large advantage and held on for the win in the Priority Aviation - Jonathan Byrd's Racing #7 Maxim/Parker.

"Fortunately we built that big lead to hold on when I drove over the end. I hadn't even seen the white flag. It would have been pretty embarrassing to lose it that way. I did a quick scan and realized we were still leading and the checkered was right there. Our car was really able to work anywhere I put it. We got a little help from Bob (East), and we made some changes from there. It was fun to win again in our own car and win a race with my dad (Tim). I'm not gonna run quite as many shows this year, but I love winning these USAC races and was happy to get this one," Clauson said.

Clauson came from row-three to track down early leader Carson Short, who had opened up a comfortable advantage after a lap-two caution. Clauson used a turn-one slidejob on lap thirteen to take command, quickly opening up a lead as he worked traffic and Short fell into the clutches of a hellacious battle for second through fifth.

Jon Stanbrough worked past Short and Tracy Hines to take over the second spot, eventually notching the best finish of the season for his newly-started Jon Stanbrough Racing MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.

"Tonight makes it worthwhile to put in the time and work to piece this team together and try to improve our program each race. We work really well together. I had to go through the middle once, and my car stuck pretty well through there. Our car was really good tonight, and I could kinda go wherever I needed. We've gotten better week by week, but tomorrow is a new night," Stanbrough said.

From row-six, National point leader Chase Stockon was on a charge and sliced his way through the pack fighting for third to round out the podium in the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher. For his efforts, Stockon earned the B&W Auto Mart "Hard Charger Award."
 
"We have been starting pretty far towards the front lately, and I didn't really see us being able to drive through there like that tonight. (Crew chief) D.J. (Ott) gave me a really good car tonight, and we could work traffic and pick some guys off as they were hanging coming off the corner. I was trying to pay attention to the cushion and see if I could stick to the bottom when it got tougher to run up high. I stuck to my guns down lower and tried to perfect that line," Stockon said.

Hines slipped to fourth in the final rundown aboard his The Carolina Nut Company - Hansen's Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy, and the night's ProSource "Fast Qualifier" Brady Bacon worked into the top-five at the finish. Short wound up sixth.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2015 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway (co-sanctioned by Midwest Sprint Car Series)

QUALIFYING: 
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.056;
2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-11.083; 
3. Bryan Clauson, 7, Clauson-11.145; 
4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-11.152; 
5. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-11.161; 
6. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-11.202; 
7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-11.232; 
8. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.257; 
9. Carson Short, 21, Short-11.265; 
10. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-11.275; 
11. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-11,277; 
12. Daron Clayton, 2E, Epperson-11.281; 
13. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-11.287; 
14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-11.287; 
15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-11.293; 
16. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-11.345; 
17. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-11.371; 
18. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.381; 
19. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.392; 
20. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-11.443; 
21. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-11.457; 
22. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-11.526; 
23. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-11.528; 
24. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-11.539; 
25. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-11.543; 
26. Austin Prock, 77, Wingo-11.587; 
27. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.604; 
28. Chris Babcock, 35, Babcock-11.672; 
29. James Lyerla, 11, JL Motorsports-11.818; 
30. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-11.902; 
31. Donny Brackett, 4B, Brackett-11.916; 
32. Brandon Morin, 98, Morin-12.181; 
33. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-12.525; 
34. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.738; 
35. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Bacon, 2. Cummins, 3. Cottle, 4. C.Short, 5. Lyerla, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hery, 9. Bell. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Darland, 2. Ballou, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Boespflug, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Barrow, 8. Prock, 9. Briscoe. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Stockon, 2. Clauson, 3. Grant, 4. McGhee, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Farney, 7. Brackett, 8. Coons . NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Cockrum. 2. Simon, 3. B.Short, 4. Leary, 5.
Mattox, 6. Babcock, 7. Morin, 8. Clayton. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Thomas, 2. Jarrett, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Briscoe, 5. Coons, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Andretti, 8. Babcock, 9. Brackett, 10. Farney, 11. Hery, 12. Morin, 13. Lyerla, 14. Barrow. 15. Mattox. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Carson Short, 7. Brady Short, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Logan Jarrett, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Chase Briscoe, 17. Kyle Cummins, 18. Landon Simon, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Jerry Coons Jr., 21. Max McGhee, 22. Aaron Farney, 23. Ted Hines, 24. Shane Cockrum, 25. Brandon Morin. NT


**Bland flipped during qualifying. 
Clayton flipped during the fourth heat.


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-12 C.Short, 
Laps 13-30 Clauson

April 15
TheCushion.Com SET FOR LIVE STREAM
OF AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR TRIPLEHEADER WEEKEND

 from Dick Jordan USAC
 
  With the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule ramping up this month, TheCushion.com has reached an agreement to LIVE stream all three races of a triple header weekend April 24-26th.
 
  "We were fortunate to broadcast the series'opening event in Florida, and we are really excited to bring fans from around the world three more action packed USAC National Sprint Car races,"T2 Digital Co Founder, and CEO Ian Marvuglio said. "We are very excited, and thankful, for the opportunity that the Eagle Raceway, Junction Motor Speedway, and Lakeside Speedway have provided us."
 
  The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship, along with the co-sanctioning Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Sprint Cars, invades Nebraska and Kansas next weekend for a key early-season weekend on the road. The series visits three tracks that are known for action packed, wheel-to-wheel races for full racing programs each night, culminating with the "WELD Racing Spring Classic" at Lakeside.
 
  Friday, April 24th will have LIVE coverage from the high-banked Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska. In 2014, Dave Darland won a thriller over Justin Grant and eventual series champion Brady Bacon. The following night, the action will be at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska. The 2014 edition saw Hunter Schuerenberg fend off charges from Brady Bacon and Tracy Hines to score the win.
 
  The three-day finale "WELD Racing Spring Classic" will see the series return to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas after a 14-year absence from the track. The series will take to the sweeping 4/10-mile clay oval in what is a highly-anticipated race that will be streamed LIVE on TheCushion.com Sunday, April 26th.
 
  "These are three great race tracks paired with a series that always puts on a great show,"Marvuglio added. "We are all excited for this big weekend, and hope fans who can't make it to the track tune in from the mobile device of their choice."
 
  For further information on these LIVE streaming events, visit TheCushion.com. For more information on the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, visit USACracing.com. Tickets for the "WELD Racing Spring Classic" at Lakeside Speedway may be purchased by calling 913-299-9206.
 
--USAC--


April 14
USAC Sprint Car News Roundup
CRA'S "POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT" AT PERRIS SATURDAY

 from DICK JORDAN
  Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway hosts "Power of Purple Night" Saturday as the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars take to the half-mile dirt oval.
 
  Drivers with eight series championships will continue their battle for the 2015 point lead in Saturday's fourth round of the championship. Point leader Mike Spencer has five titles and runner-up Damion Gardner has three. Together they have won seven in a row!
 
  Gardner has a victory, a third and a fourth so far this year while Spencer's three outings have produced a pair of thirds and a fifth.
 
  Gardner and Spencer lead the all-time list of Perris USAC/CRA lap leaders. Each has 43 races led; Gardner has led 722 laps while Spencer has led 698.
 
  In terms of Perris wins, Gardner has 32 and Spencer has 25.
 
2015 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Mike Spencer-194, 
2-Damion Gardner-190, 
3-Matt Mitchell-167, 
4-Jake Swanson-149, 
5-Brady Bacon-136, 
6-Austin Williams-116, 
7-R.J. Johnson-114, 
8-Cody Williams-112, 
9-Dave Darland-110, 
10-Mike Martin-92.
 
 
BLOOMINGTON, HAUBSTADT HOST SPRINTS FRIDAY, SATURDAY
 from DICK JORDAN
  Chase Stockon continues his drive to a USAC National Championship this weekend as the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars visit a pair of Indiana tracks. Friday night's race is at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday's "Spring Showdown" is at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.
 
  Stockon has a half-dozen "top-10" finishes in the first six races to forge an 11-point lead over runner-up Robert Ballou entering this week's activity. Despite a pair of seconds, Stockon continues to seek his first 2015 victory. Ballou scored a pair of wins in Florida and leads third-ranking driver Dave Darland by 13 points in the latest standings.
 
            Darland, whose victory at Ocala, Fla. in February extended his all-time record to 23 consecutive years with at least one USAC National win, will try to extend his all-time leading USAC Sprint victory total which stands at 54.
 
  Bryan Clauson won both Bloomington Sprint features last year while Daron Clayton won twice at Haubstadt and Ballou once.
 
  Defending AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion Brady Bacon stands fourth in the points, 47 behind the leader after an Ocala victory and a pair of thirds. 
 
2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 
1-Chase Stockon-352,
2-Robert Ballou-341, 
3-Dave Darland-328, 
4-Brady Bacon-305, 
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-305, 
6-Jon Stanbrough-286, 
7-C.J. Leary-284, 
8-Justin Grant-267, 
9-Chris Windom-236, 
10-Tracy Hines-233.
 
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK SATURDAY;
VANDER WEERD TOPS AT SANTA MARIA; JOHNSON GETS #20 AT YUMA

 from DICK JORDAN
   R.J. Johnson leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to the 3rd Annual "Spring Fling" at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday night. He has a nine-point lead over Stevie Sussex after winning last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Yuma, Ariz.
 
  Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., recorded a record 20th USAC feature victory in Arizona with Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car victory at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma. Wheeling the Michaels entry, he passed Shon Deskins on lap five and led the rest of the way to beat Matt Rossi, Deskins, Mike Colegrove and Josh Pelkey.
 
  Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint race at Santa Maria (Calif.) Raceway. Vander Weerd led the final 12 laps in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark after passing D.J. Johnson on lap 19. Johnson led the first 18 laps and finished second ahead of Danny Faria Jr., Landon Hurst and Trey Marcham. Faria emerged as the new series point leader entering a May 16 race at Tulare, Calif.
 
  The USAC West Coast Sprint cars resume May 16 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
 
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Danny Faria Jr.-363, 
2-Ryan Bernal-320, 
3-Jace Vander Weerd-307, 
4-Richard Vander Weerd-295, 
5-Trey Marcham-270, 
6-D.J. Johnson-266, 
7-Landon Hurst-260, 
8-Tristan Guardino-186, 
9-Austin Liggett-175, 
10-Jeff Sibley-170.

2015 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 
1-R.J. Johnson-181, 
2-Stevie Sussex-172, 
3-Charles Davis Jr.-163, 
4-Matt Rossi-144, 
5-Josh Pelkey-131, 
6-Shon Deskins-127, 
7-Mike Martin-120, 
8-Mike Colegrove-114, 
9-Brian Hosford-93, 
10-Andy Reinbold-84.

 
KOTW, AUTO VALUE BACK TO PENSACOLA, MOBILE THIS WEEKEND
 from Dick Jordan
  USAC's "King of the Wing" and Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint Car championships debut this week after rains forced postponement of the openers last week in Florida and Alabama.
 
  Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola hosts Friday night's race and Saturday night's race is at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala.
 
  The 11-race KOTW series openers mark the first USAC appearance in Pensacola since Jimmy Knight's Midget victory 58 years ago and the first USAC appearance in Alabama since 1975.
 
  In addition to the King of the Wing and Auto Value championships, this weekend's races also impact the Southern Regional championship.
--USAC--

April 13
USAC Sprint Car Roundup
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS April 11, - Yuma, AZ - Cocopah Speedway

 from USAC
      FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Dustin Burkhart (#22AZ Burkhart), 7. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon), 8. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT
 
      SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)  
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 3. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 8. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 9. George Morris (#3K Kruseman). NT
 
      ALSO AT TRACK: Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart).
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Mike Colegrove, 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. Brian Hosford, 7. Nick Aiuto, 8. Charles Davis Jr., 9. Mike Martin, 10. Andy Reinbold, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Dennis Gile, 13. Dustin Burkhart, 14. George Morris, 15. Katherine Aragon, 16. Stevie Sussex, 17. Tom Lee. NT
----------------------------
**Sussex flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Deskins, Laps 5-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINTS: 1-Johnson-181, 2-Sussex-172, 3-Davis-163, 4-Rossi-144, 5-Pelkey-131, 6-Deskins-127, 7-Martin-120, 8-Colegrove-114, 9-Hosford-93, 10-Reinbold-84.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: April 18 - Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway



USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 11,
- Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Raceway

 from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.367; 
2. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-14.566; 
3. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-14.680; 
4. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.851; 
5. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-14.983; 
6. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.005; 
7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.069; 
8. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-15.205; 
9. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.223; 
10. Shannon McQueen, 87, Van Meter-15.230; 
11. Luke Boles, 56, Boles-15.289; 
12. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-15.381; 
13. Bill Jones, 91, Jones-15.631; 
14. Jordan Linson, 10J, Linson-17.445; 
15. James Herrera, 16J, Herrera-19.156.
 
      FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Mihocko, 3. Boles, 4. Guardino, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Barnes, 7. Jones, 8. Herrera. NT
 
      SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Johnson, 2. Faria, 3. Marcham, 4. McQueen, 5. Hurst, 6. Sibley, 7. Linson. NT
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. D.J. Johnson, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Landon Hurst, 5. Trey Marcham, 6. Tristan Guardino, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Jeff Sibley, 9. Luke Boles, 10. Kevin Barnes, 11. Bill Jones, 12. James Herrera, 13. Jordan Linson, 14. Shannon McQueen, 15. Tye Mihocko. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Johnson, Laps 19-30 R.Vander Weerd.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Faria-363,
2-Ryan Bernal-320,
3-J.Vander Weerd-307,
4-R.Vander Weerd-295,
5-Marcham-270,
6-Johnson-266,
7-Hurst-260,
8-Guardino-186,
9-Austin Liggett-175,
10-Sibley-170.

 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: May 16 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway



April 9
WEATHER FORECAST POSTPONES KOTW OPENERS ONE WEEK
 from Dick Jordan USAC
  Weather forecasts for extremely wet conditions in the Southeastern United States this weekend have forced United States Auto Club officials and race organizers at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Mobile International Raceway in Irvington, Ala. to postpone the 2015 King of the Wing/Auto Value Sprint car openers until next week, April 17-18.
 
  The Friday night, April 17 race will be at Pensacola, while Saturday's April 18 race is at the Alabama oval in Irvington.
 
  "Obviously we are disappointed that the weather has conspired against us," says USAC Racing Director Davey Hamilton. "We hope to minimize the unnecessary travel this week and are optimistic that next week's dates will produce some fantastic racing."
 
  The two races, offering points toward the King of the Wing, Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper and Southeast Regional sprint series, open a 29-race 2015 schedule of USAC paved sprint car events.
 
  The Pensacola race will be the first on pavement for USAC Sprint cars in the Sunshine State since Dave Steele's victory at Orlando Speed World in 2005. Florida hosted the inaugural USAC Sprint races in February, 1956 with Bob Sweikert winning the opener at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach.
 
  It's been 40 years since Tom Bigelow won USAC's last Sprint race in Alabama, a race held at Birmingham International Raceway.
  
--USAC


April 7
PAVEMENT SPRINTS OPEN AT
PENSACOLA & MOBILE THIS WEEKEND
 
from USAC
Friday, April 10
Five Flags Speedway - Pensacola, FL

Saturday, April 11
Mobile International Speedway - Mobile, AL

The opening races in the 2015 King of the Wing and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Sprint Car Series unfold this weekend in the southeast and both races also count toward this year's regional Southern Sprint championship. 

Races are scheduled Friday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Saturday at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala. 

JoJo Helberg and Jason Blonde earned championships in 2014; Helberg took the King of the Wing title and Blonde the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper championship. 

Friday's race will be the first on pavement for USAC Sprint cars in the Sunshine State since Dave Steele's victory at Orlando Speed World in 2005. Florida hosted the inaugural USAC Sprint races in February, 1956 with Bob Sweikert winning the opener at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach. 

It's been 40 years since Tom Bigelow won USAC's last Sprint race in Alabama, a race held at Birmingham International Raceway. 

A star-studded field of drivers is expected to compete in the 2015 openers, including USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson, former USCA Champion Dave Steele, Aaron Pierce, Bobby Santos, Jacob Wilson, Troy Decaire, Dave Baumgartner, Davey Hamilton Jr., lady driver Sierra Jackson and the aforementioned Blonde. 

This weekend's races kick off a 29-race calendar of pavement sprint races for USAC this season, with a total of six championships to be determined. 


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO YUMA, WEST COAST TO SANTA MARIA;
BAKERSFIELD MAKES BERNAL 3-FOR-3!

 from Dick Jordan USAC
   USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars compete this Saturday as Ryan Bernal and Stevie Sussex continue their pursuit of 2015 championships.
 
   Bernal has a 23-point lead over Danny Faria Jr. in the West Coast series, which visits Santa Maria (Calif.) Raceway Saturday. Sussex holds a 27-point lead over defending Southwest champ R.J. Johnson entering Saturday's race at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma.
 
   USAC West Coast Sprint Car point leader Bernal of Hollister, Calif. recorded his third consecutive feature win Saturday night at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Wheeling the Mike Phulps machine, he passed Faria on lap seven and led the rest of the way to beat Jace Vander Weerd, Faria, Troy Rutherford and Cory Kruseman.
 
   Damion Gardner swept two USAC Sprint races at Yuma last year, while Cory Kruseman was the last West Coast Sprint winner at Santa Maria, in 2013.
 
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Ryan Bernal-320, 
2-Danny Faria Jr.-297, 
3-Jace Vander Weerd-261, 
4-Richard Vander Weerd-221, 
5-Trey Marcham-213, 
6-Landon Hurst-205, 
7-D.J. Johnson-200, 
8-Austin Liggett-175, 
9-Colby Copeland-166, 
10-Tristan Guardino-134.
 
2015 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Stevie Sussex-139, 2-R.J. Johnson-112, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-110, 4-Matt Rossi-83, 5-Josh Pelkey-80, 6-Mike Martin-72, 7-Ryan Bernal-71, 8-Shon Deskins-68, 9-Matt Mitchell-62, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-57.

 
PAVEMENT SPRINTS OPEN AT PENSACOLA & MOBILE
 from Dick Jordan USAC
   The opening races in the 2015 King of the Wing and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Sprint Car Series unfold this weekend in the southeast and both races also count toward this year's regional Southern Sprint championship.
 
   Races are scheduled Friday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Saturday at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala.
 
   JoJo Helberg and Jason Blonde earned championships in 2014; Helberg took the King of the Wing title and Blonde the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper championship.
 
   Friday's race will be the first on pavement for USAC Sprint cars in the Sunshine State since Dave Steele's victory at Orlando Speed World in 2005. Florida hosted the inaugural USAC Sprint races in February, 1956 with Bob Sweikert winning the opener at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach.
 
   It's been 40 years since Tom Bigelow won USAC's last Sprint race in Alabama, a race held at Birmingham International Raceway.
 
   A star-studded field of drivers is expected to compete in the 2015 openers, including USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson, former USCA Champion Dave Steele, Aaron Pierce, Bobby Santos, Jacob Wilson, Troy Decaire, Dave Baumgartner, Davey Hamilton Jr., lady driver Sierra Jackson and the aforementioned Blonde.
 
   This weekend's races kick off a 29-race calendar of pavement sprint races for USAC this season, with a total of six championships to be determined.
  
--USAC
                                                                     
 
SPRINTS EYE BLOOMINGTON, HAUBSTADT APRIL 17-18;
JARRETT GETS #1 AT LAWRENCEBURG


 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   Upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint races are next on the calendar the weekend of April 17 and 18.
 
   Chase Stockon continues as the point leader entering the April 17 race at the Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and the April 18 "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.
 
   Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, Ind. became the first brand-new series winner in 17 months by winning Saturday night's 30-lap race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The win came in only his 19th career start and it marked his first "top-five" finish!
 
   Jarrett, piloting the J & J Trucking/Doak Trucking DRC/Claxton, led all 30 laps to beat C.J. Leary, Robert Ballou, Dave Darland and ProSource fast qualifier Jon Stanbrough.
 
   Bryan Clauson won last year's Bloomington outing, while 2014 Haubstadt winners included Ballou and Daron Clayton (twice).
 
2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 
1-Chase Stockon-352, 
2-Robert Ballou-341, 
3-Dave Darland-328, 
4-Brady Bacon-305, 
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-305, 
6-Jon Stanbrough-286, 
7-C.J. Leary-284, 
8-Justin Grant-267, 
9-Chris Windom-236, 
10-Tracy Hines-233.

SPRINTS EYE BLOOMINGTON, HAUBSTADT APRIL 17-18; JARRETT GETS #1 AT LAWRENCEBURG 
Friday, April 17
Bloomingotn Speedway - Bloomington, IN
Saturday, April 18 
Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN 


Upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint races are next on the calendar the weekend of April 17 and 18. 
from USAC
Chase Stockon continues as the point leader entering the April 17 race at the Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and the April 18 "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. 

Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, Ind. became the first brand-new series winner in 17 months by winning Saturday night's 30-lap race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The win came in only his 19th career start and it marked his first "top-five" finish! 

Jarrett, piloting the J & J Trucking/Doak Trucking DRC/Claxton, led all 30 laps to beat C.J. Leary, Robert Ballou, Dave Darland and ProSource fast qualifier Jon Stanbrough. 

Bryan Clauson won last year's Bloomington outing, while 2014 Haubstadt winners included Ballou and Daron Clayton (twice)


April 6

JARRETT LOGS FIRST USAC WIN IN LAWRENCEBURG UPSET
  from USAC
Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, Indiana celebrates in victory lane after scoring his first career AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car win Saturday night at Lawrenceburg, (Ind.) Speedway.   
 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana...Youth prevailed on Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway as Kokomo, Indiana's Logan Jarrett led all 30 laps to score a big AMSOIL National Sprint Car upset! The 20-year old survived a trio of late-race cautions after racing out to a huge lead over the first twenty laps, winning by 2.173-seconds in the J&J Trucking - Doak Trucking #29 DRC/Claxton.  
 
"Man, I've never felt anything like it. I've grown up at sprint car races and watched my dad race and kept getting better and better - it's just an incredible feeling to win a USAC race. I knew I had so many great guys behind me, with so many wins, it made me pretty nervous to see those yellows. I just thought that race would never end. Joe Devin and Scotty Weir have helped us a lot with getting our car better, and it's exciting to see the results of that. I'm just beyond excited right now," Jarrett said.  
 
While Jarrett led throughout, the race was a frenzy for second on back. Robert Ballou moved past Kyle Robbins to take second, but Dave Darland was right there to challenge Ballou. Meanwhile, C.J. Leary was on the move from 17th using the far outer reaches of the high banks, finally moving into the top-five on an all-green run with ten laps to go.  
 
With a caution at lap 21, Jarrett led Darland, Ballou, Stockon, and Leary, but it took a few attempts to complete more than another lap. With 8 to go, Jarrett took off with the lead, but Ballou pressured Darland to take second. Leary was right behind him, finally diamonding off turn-two to take a full head of steam into the second spot with just four laps left. Leary was visibly closing on Jarrett in the final laps, but ran out of time. The 18-year old Greenfield, Indiana driver matched his best career finish in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar.  
 
"Our racing is called 'ruts and guts' for a reason and the track delivered tonight. We got the car set up to run up in the thick stuff where nobody else seemed to be running. We got to fifth before we got to some guys who are just smart and put their cars in positions that make it tough to get around them. It was just a ball to run up through there, though. I'm really proud of Logan - we both are out there looking for our first USAC win and running hard. I just would have loved to see a caution at the end to give me a chance," Leary said.  
 
Ballou rounded out the podium in the Blakesley Auto - MPHG Promotions #12 Maxim/Ott.  
 
"I'm just really happy for Logan Jarrett and his family. They are a good bunch of people, and it's cool to see him get his first big win," Ballou said.  
 
Kevin Thomas, Jr. came out on top of a huge battle in the closing laps to finish fourth, but failed to report to post-race technical inspection as he left the track, thus being re-positioned to the tail of the field.  
 
Darland assumed the fourth spot in the final rundown aboard the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco, while ProSource "Fast Qualifier" Jon Stanbrough came home fifth in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D. 


USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 4, 2015
- Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

 from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.184; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.501; 3. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.650;
4. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.762; 5. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-13.931; 6. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-13.988;
7. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-14.065; 8. Cory Kruseman, 21K, Kruseman-14.072; 9. D.J. Johnson , 33, Johnson-14.109;
10. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.111; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.212; 12. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-14.368;
13. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.410; 14. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-14.415; 15. Johnathon Henry, 17, Shanoian-14.492;
16. Matt Day, 97, Day-14.517; 17. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.566; 18. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-14.577; 19. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-14.591; 20. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-14.652; 21. David Taylor, 74, Taylor-14.711; 22. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.835;
23. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-14.871; 24. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-15.029; 25. Shannon McQueen, 87, Van Meter-15.228;
26. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-15.756; 27. Shelden DeBlauw, 45, DeBlauw-NT.
 
      FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Gansen, 4. Kyler Shaw, 5. Ennis, 6. Sibley, 7. McQueen, 8. Day. NT
 
      SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Kruseman, 3. Roa, 4. Rutherford, 5. Guardino, 6. Hurst, 7. Ko.Shaw, 8. Barnes, 9. Majors. NT
 
      THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Henry, 2. Johnson, 3. Faria, 4. Marcham, 5. Smith, 6. DeBlauw, 7. Taylor, 8. Timmons. NT
 
      SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Guardino, 2. Barnes, 3. Sibley, 4. Hurst, 5. Smith, 6. Koen Shaw, 7. Day, 8. McQueen, 9. Ennis, 10. Taylor, 11. Majors, 12. DeBlauw. NT
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Trey Marcham, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Landon Hurst, 10. Johnathon Henry, 11. D.J. Johnson, 12. Koen Shaw, 13. Chris Ennis, 14. Kyle Smith, 15. Jeff Sibley, 16. Tristan Guardino, 17. Kyler Shaw, 18. Kevin Barnes, 19. Shannon McQueen, 20. David Taylor, 21. Chris Gansen, 22. Matt Day. NT

**Carter and Adams flipped during qualifications.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Faria, Laps 6-30 Bernal.
 
NEW WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-320, 2-Faria-297, 3-J.Vander Weerd-261, 4-R.Vander Weerd-221, 5-Marcham-213, 6-Hurst-205, 7-Johnson-200, 8-Austin Liggett-175, 9-Colby Copeland-166, 10-Guardino-134.
 
NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 11 - Santa Maria (CA) Speedway


April 5
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS April 4,
- Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway

 from USAC
      QUALIFYING 
1. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.061; 
2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.096; 
3. Bryan Clauson, 7, Clauson-14.147; 
4. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.220; 
5. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-14.246; 
6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-14.257; 
7. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.276; 
8. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-14.303; 
9. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-14.344; 
10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.372; 
11. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.383; 
12. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.400; 
13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.422; 
14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.427; 
15. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.445; 
16. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.455; 
17. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.502; 
18. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.533; 
19. Logan Hupp, 94, Hupp-14.537; 


20. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-14.598; 
21. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.606; 
22. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-14.647; 
23. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.649; 
24. Daron Clayton, 2E, Epperson-14.712; 
25. Dallas Hewitt, 69R, Pearson-14.792; 
26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-14.812; 
27. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.828; 
28. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.989; 
29. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.990; 
30. Michael Fischesser, 4F, Fischesser-15.043; 
31. J.J. Hughes, 76, Hughes-15.121; 
32. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.200; 
33. Scott Hampton, 4J, Ottinger-15.246; 
34. Adam Cruea, 83c, Cruea-15.624; 
35. Todd Gnat, 51G, Gnat-15.630; 
36. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.120.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Thomas, 2. Farney, 3. Leary, 4. Courtney, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Hewitt, 7. Shuman, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Hampton. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Grant, 2. Ballou, 3. Bacon, 4. Darland, 5. Stockon, 6. Cummins, 7. Chapple, 8. Cruea, 9. Fischesser. 1:56.84
 
 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Jarrett 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Hupp, 5. Clauson, 6. Boespflug, 7. McGhee, 8. Hughes, 9. Gnat. 2:01.36
 
 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Clayton, 2. Robbins, 3. Andretti, 4. Hery, 5. Abrams, 6. Windom, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Bell, 9. Bland. NT
 
 SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Shuman, 4. Clauson, 5. Boespflug, 6. Cummins, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Abrams, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Bland, 11. Chapple, 
12. Hewitt, 13. McGhee, 14. Fischesser, 15. Hughes, 16. Windom, 17. Cruea, 18. Gnat, 19. Bell. 3:02.89
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Logan Jarrett, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Dave Darland, 
5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Tracy Hines, 
9. Justin Grant, 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Kyle Cummins, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tyler Courtney, 15. Chad Boespflug, 
16. Kyle Robbins, 17. Landon Simon, 18. Daron Clayton, 19. Travis Hery, 
20. Logan Hupp, 21. Bryan Clauson, 22. Chris Windom, 23. Casey Shuman, 
24. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT


**Shuman and Tracy Hines flipped during the first heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Jarrett.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 
1-Stockon-352, 
2-Ballou-341, 
3-Darland-328, 
4-Bacon-305, 
5-Thomas-305, 
6-Stanbrough-286, 
7-Leary-284, 
8-Grant-267, 
9-Windom-237, 
10-Tracy Hines-234.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: 
April 17- Bloomington (IN) Speedway


April 2
LAKESIDE TO HOST "WELD RACING CLASSIC" APRIL 26;
"HURTUBISE CLASSIC" ADDED AT TERRE HAUTE SEPTEMBER 18

 

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Two significant announcements were finalized today regarding the 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule, honoring two of the most storied names in the sport's history.
 
  Jim Hurtubise, who will be posthumously inducted into USAC's Hall of Fame July 25, will be remembered once again at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on September 18 with the running of the "Jim Hurtubise Classic."
 
  The April 26 "Weld Racing Spring Classic" marks a return for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to fabled Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kans. for the first time in 14 years. It's the final leg of a three-race swing through the nation's heartland that starts with races at Eagle, Neb. April 24 and McCool Junction, Neb. April 25. The last Lakeside USAC Sprint races in 2001 were won by Tony Elliott and J.J. Yeley.
 
  Hurtubise, whose legend is nationwide, accomplished something no other driver ever did, winning five consecutive USAC Sprint races at Terre Haute between 1960 and 1962. Bubby Jones came close, winning four in a row in 1979, and Roger McCluskey, Gary Bettenhausen and Levi Jones all put three in a row together but Hurtubise, who was never able to claim a USAC title, stands alone.
 
  Hurtubise, who failed to crack the "top-10" despite 10 starts in the Indianapolis 500, earned 18 USAC Sprint car wins during his career and is remembered for his spectacular "rookie" qualifying run at Indy in 1960 when he became the first driver to flirt with the magic 150-mph mark at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He passed away in 1989.
 
  Former winners of the "Jim Hurtubise Classic" are Jack Hewitt (1990-91 and 1995), Rusty McClure (1992), Robbie Stanley (1993), Tray House (1994), Kevin Thomas (1996), J.J. Yeley (1997), Tony Elliott (1998), Jon Stanbrough (2010), Chris Windom (2011), Chase Stockon (2012), Jerry Coons Jr. (2013) and Brady Bacon (2014).
 
  Weld Racing has long been a supporter of USAC activities and remains an integral part of American short-track motorsports. In addition to its title sponsorship of the April 26 race Weld Racing will host the racing fraternity at a special pre-race appreciation party, with more details to be released soon.
 
  Greg Weld, USAC's 1967 National Sprint Car Champion who won a race at Lakeside during his championship season, passed away in 2008. He was the last driver to drive the famed Novi at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 1966. His brother Kenny, who passed away in 1997, is also listed among USAC's National Sprint Car winners. Both were also champions at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals Sprint race in Iowa.
 
  USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car series resumes this Saturday night at the famed Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
 
 --USAC--

MARCH 2015
Mar 31
USAC Sprint Cars coming This weekend to LAWRENCEBURG & BAKERSFIELD 
WEST COAST SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY;
BERNAL, JOHNSON SCORE WEST COAST, SOUTHWEST SPRINT WINS

 
 from Dick Jordan
  A pair of 2014 USAC Western Sprint Car Champs scored victories last weekend. Western Classic Champ Ryan Bernal won Saturday's West Coast Sprint race at Hanford, Calif. and defending Southwest Sprint champ R.J. Johnson triumphed in Saturday's "Hank Arnold Memorial" at Peoria, Ariz.
 
  Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., will lead the West Coast series to this Saturday night's race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. He's 14 points ahead of Danny Faria, Jr., who took second at Hanford.
 
  Bernal won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, passing Faria on the white-flag lap and leading the last two laps in his Tri-L Mandarin Ranch/Core Power ART/S & S. Faria took second ahead of Jace Vander Weerd, D.J. Johnson and Jake Swanson. Faria led the first two laps, Bernal led 14 and Faria the next 12 before Bernal's winning pass.
 
  Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., scored a last-lap victory in Saturday night's Southwest race at Canyon Speedway Park. Wheeling the Michaels machine, Johnson caught Stevie Sussex on the 30th lap to grab the win, followed by Sussex, Josh Pelkey, Matt Rossi and Mike Colegrove. The win vaulted Johnson to second in the standings behind Sussex.
 
  The Southwest series resumes April 11 at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz.
 
  Troy Rutherford won last year's West Coast outing at Bakersfield, while Bernal and Faria both captured 2013 races at Bakersfield.
 
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-250, 2-Danny Faria Jr.-236, 3-Jace Vander Weerd-196, 4-Austin Liggett-175, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-169, 6-Landon Hurst-168, 7-Colby Copeland-166, 8-D.J. Johnson-162, 9-Trey Marcham-159, 10-Bud Kaeding-122.
 
2015 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Stevie Sussex-139, 2-R.J. Johnson-112, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-110, 4-Matt Rossi-83, 5-Josh Pelkey-80, 6-Mike Martin-72, 7-Ryan Bernal-71, 8-Shon Deskins-68, 9-Matt Mitchell-62, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-57.
 
 
STOCKON LEADS USAC SPRINT CARS TO LAWRENCEBURG SATURDAY
 
 from Dick Jordan
  Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, Ind. has yet to find victory lane this year but he sits atop the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car standings entering next Saturday's Midwest opener at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
 
  Back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 2015 openers at Ocala, Fla., followed by a pair of fifths and a ninth left him with a 14-point lead over Kevin Thomas Jr. Thomas grabbed a win at East Bay Raceway Park in Florida and has a third and a pair of fourths in five starts so far in 2015.
 
  Stockon's initial USAC victory came at Lawrenceburg in 2012, while Thomas scored a pair of Lawrenceburg wins in 2013. Last year's Lawrenceburg features went to Bryan Clauson and Justin Grant.
 
  Third ranking Robert Ballou, who has two wins already this year, trails Stockon by just 18 points heading to Lawrenceburg, while Dave Darland, 27 behind the leader, has a record 54 career USAC Sprint wins after scoring at Ocala in February. Darland is the winningest USAC Sprint driver at Lawrenceburg, with six career victories. Ballou scored at Lawrenceburg win in 2011.
 
  Fifth-ranking Brady Bacon, also a 2015 winner, was second behind Clauson in last September's Lawrenceburg closer and hopes to repeat as the series champion.
 
  Drivers will aim at Levi Jones' one-lap track record of 12.926 seconds, set in 2008.
 
2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 
1-Chase Stockon-298; 
2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-284; 
3-Robert Ballou-280; 
4-Dave Darland-271; 
5-Brady Bacon-257; 
6-Jon Stanbrough-229; 
7-Chris Windom & Justin Grant-223; 
9-C.J. Leary-221; 
10-Chad Boespflug-205.

Mar 30
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RESULTS March 28, 2015 -
 Hanford, California - Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds

 frorm USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Max Adams,, 5X, Adams-15.857; 
2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.948; 
3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.978; 
4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.017; 
5. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.101; 
6. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-16.134; 
7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.165; 
8. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-16.303; 
9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-16.312; 
10. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-16.318; 
11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.322; 
12. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-16.328; 
13. Colton Slack, 81M, Watt-16.491; 
14. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.521; 
15. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.591; 
16. Shannon McQueen, 87, Van Meter-16.638; 
17. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.639; 
18. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.302; 
19. Jeff Bothelo, 14, Bothelo-NT; 
20. Dwayne Marcum, 25, Yount-NT; 
21. Johnathon Henry, 17, Shanoian-NT.
   
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Slack, 2. Guardino, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Adams, 
5. Swanson, 6. McQueen, 7. Bothelo. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Faria, 2. Bernal, 3. Hurst, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 
5. Carter, 6. Barnes, 7. Marcum. NT
  
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Roa, 2. Marcham, 3. Sibley, 4. Johnson, 5. Henry, 
6. Day, 7. Liggett. NT
   
FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 
4. D.J. Johnson, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Landon Hurst, 
7. Trey Marcham, 8. Max Adams, 9. Austin Liggett, 
10. Johnathon Henry, 11. Tristan Guardino, 12. Jeff Sibley, 
13. Colton Slack, 14. Kevin Barnes, 15. Trent Carter, 
16. Brody Roa, 17. Shannon McQueen, 18. Richard Vander Weerd, 
19. Matt Day, 20. Dwayne Marcum, 21. Jeff Bothelo. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Lap 1 Faria, 
Laps 2-16 R.Vander Weerd, 
Laps 17-28 Faria, 
Laps 29-30 Bernal
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 
1-Bernal-250, 
2-Faria-236, 
3-J.Vander Weerd-196, 
4-Liggett-175, 
5-R.Vander Weerd-169, 
6-Hurst-168, 
7-Copeland-166, 
8-ColbyJohnson-162, 
9-Marcham-159, 
10-Bud Kaeding-122.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 4 - Bakersfield (CA) Speedway

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS March 28,
 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "Hank Arnold Memorial" 

from USAC
 
  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17 Colegrove), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT
 
  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Vince Perez (#40 Perez), 7. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle). NT
 
  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Larry Gibson (#2X Gibson), 6. Jonas Reynolds (#4 Reynolds), 7. Koty McGullam (#44K McGullam). NT
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Mike Colegrove, 6. Shon Deskins, 7. Mike Martin, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Brian Hosford, 10. Charles Davis Jr., 11. Josh Shipley, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Dennis Gile, 15. Larry Gibson, 16. Michael Curtis, 17. Vince Perez, 18. Koty McGullam, 19. Dalten Gabbard, 20. Mike Bonneau, 21. Jonas Reynolds, 22. Tom Ogle. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-16 Gabbard, 
Laps 17-29 Sussex, 
Lap 30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINTS: 
1-Sussex-139, 
2-Johnson-112, 
3-Davis-110, 
4-Rossi-83, 
5-Pelkey-80, 
6-Martin-72, 
7-Ryan Bernal-71, 
8-Deskins-68, 
9-Matt Mitchell-62, 
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-57.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: April 11 - Yuma, AZ - Cocopah Speedway


Mar 24
USAC Sprint Car NEWS  Roundup
WESTERN SPRINT ACTION AT HANFORD & PEORIA

from Dick Jordan USAC 
  USAC Sprint racing visits Western venues this week as the West Coast and Southwest series see action.
 
  Ryan Bernal leads the West Coast Sprints to Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. Saturday. Stevie Sussex stands atop the Southwest standings as that series heads for Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., also on Saturday.
 
  Saturday's King of the Wing Regional opener has been rescheduled May 2 at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway.
 
  Bernal won the last West Coast outing at Hanford, last June, while Sussex earned his initial Southwest victory last October at Peoria.
  
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Ryan Bernal-178, 
2-Danny Faria Jr.-171, 
3-Colby Copeland-166, 
4-Richard Vander Weerd-145. 
5-Jace Vander Weerd-136, 
6-Austin Liggett-133, 
7-Bud Kaeding-122, 
8-Landon Hurst-117, 
9-Trey Marcham-110, 
10-D.J. Johnson-105.
 
2015 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Stevie Sussex-72, 
2-Ryan Bernal-71, 
3-Charles Davis Jr.-63, 
4-Matt Mitchell-62, 
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-57, 
6-Colby Copeland-48, 
7-Chris Wndom-48, 
8-Richard Vander Weerd-45, 
9-Max Adams-40, 
10-R.J. Johnson-39
 
 
USAC/CRA BACK TO PERRIS APRIL 18;
GARDNER WINS "COPPER ON DIRT," PRELIM TO BACON

 
 from Dick Jordan USAC
  The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway April 18 and Damion Gardner will try to move back to the top of the standings as he chases a fourth series title and third in succession.
 
  Gardner, of Concord, Calif., is four points behind five-time series king Mike Spencer in the latest points after winning last Saturday's 30-lap "Copper on Dirt" finale at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. The victory was Gardner's 58th career USAC/CRA win, 23 more than second ranked Spencer and Cory Kruseman, who have 35 each.
 
  Gardner took the lead from Dave Darland on lap 15 at Tucson Saturday and led the final 16 laps in his Mark Alexander Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike. AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car king Brady Bacon took second ahead of fast qualifier Spencer, Matt Mitchell and Charles Davis Jr. as Darland finished sixth
 
   Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., won Friday night's 30-lap "Copper on Dirt" opener on the final lap! He was second behind Josh Hodges at the white flag, but got by Hodges for the win in the Keith Ford Berry Pack/King Racing Products Spike/Chevy. Hodges held on for second at the checkered flag ahead of Gardner, Darland and Spencer. Bacon was also the night's fastest qualifier. Darland led the first three laps of the feature and Richard Vander Weerd led the next 24 before Bacon and Hodges took over.
 
 
2015 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Mike Spencer-194, 
2-Damion Gardner-190, 
3-Matt Mitchell-167, 
4-Jake Swanson-149, 
5-Brady Bacon-136, 
6-Austin Williams-116, 
7-R.J. Johnson-114, 
8-Cody Williams-112, 
9-Dave Darland-110, 
10-Mike Martin-92.
 


WESTERN SPRINT ACTION AT HANFORD & PEORIA
from Dick Jordan USAC 
  USAC Sprint racing visits Western venues this week as the West Coast and Southwest series see action.
 
  Ryan Bernal leads the West Coast Sprints to Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. Saturday. Stevie Sussex stands atop the Southwest standings as that series heads for Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., also on Saturday.
 
  Saturday's King of the Wing Regional opener has been rescheduled May 2 at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway.
 
  Bernal won the last West Coast outing at Hanford, last June, while Sussex earned his initial Southwest victory last October at Peoria.
  
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Ryan Bernal-178, 
2-Danny Faria Jr.-171, 
3-Colby Copeland-166, 
4-Richard Vander Weerd-145. 
5-Jace Vander Weerd-136, 
6-Austin Liggett-133, 
7-Bud Kaeding-122, 
8-Landon Hurst-117, 
9-Trey Marcham-110, 
10-D.J. Johnson-105.
 
2015 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Stevie Sussex-72, 
2-Ryan Bernal-71, 
3-Charles Davis Jr.-63, 
4-Matt Mitchell-62, 
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-57, 
6-Colby Copeland-48, 
7-Chris Wndom-48, 
8-Richard Vander Weerd-45, 
9-Max Adams-40, 
10-R.J. Johnson-39



Mar 22
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 -
Tucson, Arizona - USA Raceway - 8th "Copper on Dirt"

 from USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.300; 
2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.530; 
3. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.741; 
4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.810; 
5. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.900; 
6. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.906; 
7. Ronnie Clark, 6, Clark-16.965; 
8. Charles Davis Jr., 50M, Massey-17.010; 
9. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney-17.052; 
10. Bruce St. James, 7K, St.James-17.102; 
11. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-17.133; 
12. Rick Ziehl, 20Z, Ziehl-17.174; 
13. Parker Colston, 64, Colston-17.218; 
14. Matt Rossi, 04G, Cook-17.222; 
15. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.290; 
16. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.337; 
17. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.372; 
18. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.492; 
19. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeer-17.504; 
20. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-17.505; 
21. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.605; 
22. Harli White, 17W, White-17.816; 
23. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.849.
 
  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Clark, 2. Spencer, 3. Swanson, 4. White, 
5. L.Williams, 6. Curtis, 7. Colston, 8. St.James. NT
   
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Gardner, 2. Hodges, 3. Bacon, 4. Davis, 
5. Pelkey, 6. Martin, 7. Reinbold, 8. Rossi. NT
   
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Mitchell, 2. Ziehl, 3. Darland, 4. Roa, 
5. Johnson, 6. A.Williams, 7. C.Williams. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Mike Spencer, 
4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 
7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Mike Martin, 
10. Brody Roa, 11. Austin Williams, 12. Cody Williams, 
13. Bruce St. James, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Andy Reinbold, 
16. Michael Curtis, 17. Josh Pelkey, 18. Rick Ziehl, 
19. Harli White, 20. Josh Hodges, 21. Parker Colston, 
22. Ronnie Clark. NT


**Hodges flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-14 Darland, 
Laps 15-30 Gardner.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 
1-Mike Spencer-194, 
2-Damion Gardner-190, 
3-Matt Mitchell-167, 
4-Jake Swanson-149, 
5-Brady Bacon-136, 
6-Austin Williams-116, 
7-R.J. Johnson-114, 
8-Cody Williams-112, 
9-Dave Darland-110, 
10-Mike Martin-92.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: 
April 18- Perris, CA - Perris Auto Speedway

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 20, 2015
- Tucson, Arizona - USA Raceway - "8th Copper on Dirt"

 from USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-16.590; 
2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.779; 
3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.793; 
4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.807; 
5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.820; 
6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.826; 
7. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney-16.937; 
8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.100; 
9. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.223; 
10. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-17.249; 
11. Harli White, 17W, White-17.377; 
12. Ronnie Clark, 6, Clark-17.487; 
13. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.524; 
14. Bruce St. James, 7K,. St.James-17.547; 
15. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.692; 
16. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.793; 
17. Matt Rossi, 04G, Cook-17.863; 
18. Parker Colston, 64, Colston-18.338; 
19. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-18.380; 
20. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-18.381; 
21. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeler-19.061; 
22. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-NT; 
23. Rick Ziehl, 20Z, Ziehl-NT; 
24. Charles Davis Jr., 50X, Massey-NT.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Darland, 2. Bacon, 3. Hodges, 4. Pelkey, 5. Mitchell, 6. C.Williams, 7. Martin, 8. Reinbold. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Rossi, 2. Spencer, 3. Swanson, 4. White, 5. Ziehl, 6. L.Williams, 7. St.James, 8. Roa. NT
 
 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Johnson, 2. Clark, 3. Davis, 4. Colston, 5. Curtis, 6. Gardner, 7. A.Williams, 8. Vander Weerd. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Josh Hodges,3. Damion Gardner, 4. Dave Darland,  5. Mike Spencer, 6. Matt Mitchell, 
7. Jake Swanson, 8. Bruce St. James, 9. Cody Williams, 
10. R.J. Johnson, 11. Logan Williams, 12. Charles Davis Jr., 
13. Michael Curtis, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Rick Ziehl, 
16. Parker Colston, 17. Matt Rossi, 18. Ronnie Clark, 
19. Josh Pelkey, 20. Richard Vander Weerd, 21. Andy Reinbold, 
22. Austin Williams, 23. Harli White. NT


**St.James flipped during the second heat.
Vander Weerd and A.Williams flipped during the third heat.
Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-3 Darland, 
Laps 4-27 Vander Weerd, 
Laps 28-29 Hodges, 
Lap 30 Bacon.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 
1-Spencer-127, 
2-D.Gardner-114, 
3-Mitchell-108, 
4-Swanson-101, 
5-R.Vander Weerd-91, 
6-C.Williams-81, 
7-A.Williams-81, 
8-Bacon-73, 
9-Johnson-64, 
10-Hodges-63
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: March 21 - Tucson, AZ - USA Raceway - 8th Copper on Dirt

Mar 19
9 ADDITIONAL REGIONAL SPRINTS DEBUT MARCH 28 AT MADERA

 from Dick Jordan USAC
  In addition to the previously-announced calendar of King of the Wing and Auto Value Sprint Series events, another nine pavement winged sprint races are on tap in 2015 encompassing Western and Southern championships which also incorporate already-announced King of the Wing events.
 
  The first of these is slated March 28 at Madera (Calif.) Speedway, with the Western regional swing concluding with the trio of already-announced races at Madera, Irwindale and Bakersfield, Calif. in November. In between, Southern races include the already-announced events at Pensacola, Fla. and Mobile, Ala. and Western races are at Madera, Stockton, Calif. and Tucson and Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
 
  "We have an ambitious 2015 schedule," admits newly-appointed USAC Executive Race Director Davey Hamilton, "but one which should provide some great racing and competitive championships. Expanding the USAC umbrella should offer these events unprecedented exposure and interest is high among participants expecting to compete this year."
 
  An open practice for the Southern King of the Wing Sprint Car Series is planned April 9 at Five Flags Speedway in advance of the next night's race at Pensacola.
 
  "We continue to seek new venues and avenues for USAC expansion and look forward to what promises to be an exciting year of motorsports," adds Hamilton, whose son Davey Jr. competed in numerous races last year and is expected to be among drivers competing for top honors in 2015.
 
2015 USAC King of the Wing "Regional" Sprint Car Series Schedules
 
Western Sprint Car Series
3/28   - Madera, CA                -  Madera Speedway
5/2     - Madera, CA                -  Madera Speedway
6/6     - Madera, CA                -  Madera Speedway
7/11   - Madera, CA                - Madera Speedway
8/8     - Stockton, CA              - Stockton 99 Speedway
9/19   - Madera, CA                -  Madera Speedway
10/16 - Tucson, AZ                 - Tucson Speedway
10/17 - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Havasu 95 Speedway
11/14 - Stockton, CA             - Stockton 99 Speedway
11/20 - Madera, CA               - Madera Speedway
11/21 - Irwindale, CA           - Irwindale Speedway
11/22 - Bakersfield, CA         - Kern County Raceway Park
 
Southern Sprint Car Series
4/10    - Pensacola, Fla. - Five Flags Speedway
4/11 - Mobile, AL - Mobile International Speedway
 
*Additional events for the Southern Series are currently under negotiation.


Mar 18

KING OF THE WING, AUTO VALUE SPRINTS


JOINS
USAC “UMBRELLA” FOR 2015 CAMPAIGN
from USAC
   The 2015 USAC racing calendar has been augmented with the addition of the “King of the Wing” and Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint Car series featuring winged pavement Sprint car racing across the nation.

A total of 20 races are planned, with 11 of them falling under both sanctions. The opening races are April 10 and 11 in Florida and the closers are a trio of races November 20-22 in California. In between, events will occur in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Idaho and Washington.

“We are excited with the additional reach these racing series afford us in terms of race fans and participants,” says newly-appointed Executive USAC Racing Director Davey Hamilton. “The inaugural season of the King of the Wing proved successful in 2014 and the Auto Value series has a rich history. We believe these series will be valuable assets for USAC as we continue to expand our racing inventory.”

The 2015 calendar will witness a USAC return to storied tracks like Anderson, Winchester and Salem, Ind. Speedways, which have a long tradition of not only open-wheel, but USAC history. Salem hosts the Auto Value Sprints May 30, while Winchester and Anderson are slated for June 27 and 28 Auto Value events. In addition, Madera and Irwindale (Calif.) Speedways, which have hosted numerous races in the past, will host November 20 and 21 races, while the season closer occurs at the new Kern County Raceway Park oval in Bakersfield.

“I’m extremely excited about the future of winged pavement sprint car racing,“ says Tom Hartsell Jr., director of the Auto Value series. “I appreciate the rich history of USAC and the marketing possibilities alone help make this business venture a no-brainer for me. I look forward to a long and lasting relationship and great racing.”

2015 Auto Value/King of the Wing USAC Sprint Car Schedules

4/10 – #Pensacola, FL/Five Flags Speedway
4/11 – #Irvington, AL/Mobile International Speedway

5/30 – Salem, IN/Salem Speedway

6/6 – Kalamazoo, MI/Kalamazoo Speedway
6/12 – Toledo, OH/Toledo Speedway
6/13 – Clio, MI/Auto City Speedway
6/26 – #Toledo, OH/Toledo Speedway
6/27 – #Winchester, IN/Winchester Speedway
6/28 – #Anderson, IN/Anderson Speedway

7/11 – New Paris, IN/New Paris Speedway (SE)
7/25 – Kalamazoo, MI/Kalamazoo Speedway
7/30 – #Meridian, ID/Meridian Speedway (SE)

8/1 – #Monroe, WA/Evergreen Speedway (SE)
8/2 – #Monroe, WA/Evergreen Speedway (SE)
8/7 –Birch Run, MI/Dixie Motor Speedway
8/14 – Mason, MI/Spartan Speedway
8/15 – Fort Wayne, IN/Baer Field Speedway

11/20 – #Madera, CA/Madera Speedway (SE)
11/21 – #Irwindale, CA/Irwindale Speedway (SE)
11/22 – #Bakersfield, CA/Kern County Raceway Park (SE)

#=King of the Wings events

SE=Auto Value Special Event (non-points)


Mar 17
USAC Sprint Car News Roundup
8th "COPPER ON DIRT" FOR CRA SPRINTS
AT TUCSON FRI-SAT

from USAC
This week's 8th Annual "Copper on Dirt" showcases the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on the exciting 3/8-mile dirt USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. 

The "Southwest Center of Speed" hosts the second and third rounds of the 2015 series, with races both Friday and Saturday nights. Up for grabs will be the point lead as the 2015 series gets into full swing. 

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. holds a six-point lead over five-time champion Mike Spencer as a result of his victory at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway March 7. The win was only Vander Weerd's second in USAC/CRA competition, compared with Spencer's 35, who is tied with Cory Kruseman for second in the all-time listing. 

Three-time defending USAC/CRA champion Damion Gardner stands atop the all-time winners list with 57 total wins as he tries for a third consecutive title. Gardner won last year's "Copper on Dirt" prelim, while the scheduled main event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. was rained out. 

The races are the first for USAC Sprint cars at USA Raceway since Levi Jones' victory in 2010. Former "Copper on Dirt" Sprint champions in Arizona include R.J. Johnson (2013 in Peoria), Shane Stewart (2011 in Tucson), Levi Jones (2010 in Tucson), Darren Hagen (2009 in Phoenix), Shane Cottle (2008 in Phoenix) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2007 in Phoenix).

UPCOMING
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR EVENTS 
 
Friday, March 20, 2015
TRACK: USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona)
EVENT: 8th Annual "Copper on Dirt"
TRACK ADDRESS: 4300 E Los Reales Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756
TRACK WEBSITE: www.raceusaraceway.com


Saturday, March 21, 2015
TRACK: USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona)
EVENT: 8th Annual "Copper on Dirt"
TRACK ADDRESS: 4300 E Los Reales Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756
TRACK WEBSITE: www.raceusaraceway.com

8th "COPPER ON DIRT" FOR CRA SPRINTS AT TUCSON FRI-SAT from USAC


HANFORD MARCH 28 NEXT FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
KAEDING, BERNAL SHARE TULARE HONORS

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
 
  Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint cars to Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. March 28, the next stop for the series.
 
  Bernal emerged from a seven-point lead over Danny Faria Jr. after a pair of races last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Bernal finished a disappointing 15th Friday but came back Saturday in his Tri-L Mandarin Ranch/Core Power ART/S & S to take Saturday night's 30-lap feature at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.
 
  Bernal passed Richard Vander Weerd on lap 14 and led the final 17 laps for the win. Colby Copeland took second ahead of Danny Faria Jr., Bud Kaeding and Vander Weerd, the 2015 USAC/CRA Sprint point leader. Trey Marcham led the first four laps and Vander Weerd led the next nine before yielding to Bernal.
 
  Kaeding, of Campbell, Calif., won Friday night's 30-lapper. He passed Danny Faria Jr. on lap 14 and led the final 17 laps for the win in his Buster & Ziggy Enterprise/Kaeding Performance Maxim/Reitz. Faria took second at the checkered flag ahead of Landon Hurst, Copeland and Austin Liggett.
 
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Ryan Bernal-178, 
2-Danny Faria Jr.-171, 
3-Colby Copeland-166, 
4-Richard Vander Weerd-145. 
5-Jace Vander Weerd-136, 
6-Austin Liggett-133, 
7-Bud Kaeding-122, 
8-Landon Hurst-117, 
9-Trey Marcham-110, 
10-D.J. Johnson-105



Mar 15

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RESULTS: March 14,
- Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

 from USAC

  
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Bowman), 2. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 5. Ryan Timmons (#29T Timmons), 6. Shannon McQueen (#87 Van Meter), 7. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 8. Jonathan Logan (#32 Evett/Logan). NT
   
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 3. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 4. Tristan Guardino (#81 Watt), 5. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 6. Matt Day (#97 Day), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT
   
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 
1. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 2. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst), 3. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 4. Brody Roa (#48 Leonard), 5. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 6. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley). NT
 
      ALSO AT TRACK: Nathan Washam (#17 Shanoian)
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 
4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Trey Marcham, 
7. D.J. Johnson, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Timmons, 
10. Austin Liggett, 11. Landon Hurst, 12. Jim Richardson, 
13. Tristan Guardino, 14. Brody Roa, 15. Tye Mihocko, 
16. Jeff Sibley, 17. Chris Ennis, 18. Kevin Barnes, 
19. Matt Day. NT
---------------------------
**Mihocko flipped during the second heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Marcham, Laps 5-13 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 14-30 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Ryan Bernal-178, 2-Danny Faria Jr.-171, 3-Colby Copeland-166, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-145. 5-Jace Vander Weerd-136, 6-Austin Liggett-133, 7-Bud Kaeding-122, 8-Landon Hurst-117, 9-Trey Marcham-110, 10-D.J. Johnson-105.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 28 - Hanford, CA - Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground


Mar 14

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS March 13,
- Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

 from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.133; 2. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.454; 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.466, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-15.682; 5. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.699; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-15.718; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.764; 8. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-15.772; 9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-15.783; 10. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-15.878; 11. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.978; 12. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-16.328; 13. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.385; 14. Shannon McQueen, 87, Van Meter-16.423; 15. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-16.435; 16. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-16.726; 17. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-17.080; 18. Nathan Washam, 17, Shanoian-17.801; 19. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-NT; 20. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-NT.
 
      FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Faria, 3. Sibley, 4. Copeland, 5. Timmons, 6. Barnes, 7. R.VanderWeerd. NT
 
      SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Hurst, 3. Johnson, 4. Kaeding, 5. Richardson, 6. McQueen. NT
 
      THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Mihocko, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Guardino, 5. Ennis, 6. Washam. NT
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Landon Hurst, 4. Colby Copeland, 5. Austin Liggett, 6. D.J. Johnson, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Tristan Guardino, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Kevin Barnes, 13. Ryan Timmons, 14. Jim Richardson, 15. Ryan Bernal, 16. Trey Marcham, 17. Chris Ennis, 18. Shannon McQueen, 19. Dennis Howell. NT
---------------------------
**McQueen flipped during the second heat. Ennis flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Hurst, Laps 6-13 Faria, Laps 14-30 Kaeding.
 
NEW WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-108, 2-Copeland-104, 3-Faria-103, 4-Liggett-91, 5-J.Vander Weerd-90, 6-R.Vander Weerd-86, 7-Hurst-79, 8-Stevie Sussex-72, 9-B.Kaeding-67, 10-Charles Davis Jr.-63.
 
NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 14 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway


Mar 10

TUCSON'S 8th "COPPER ON DIRT" NEXT FOR CRA
photo from USAC
RICHARD VANDER W
EERD TAKES "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AY PERRIS 

From Dick Jordan
   The eighth "Copper on Dirt" at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. is next up for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on March 20-21. Visalia, Calif.'s Richard Vander Weerd takes a six-point lead over five-time series champion Mike Spencer into the two-night event after winning Saturday night's 30-lapper at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
 
  Vander Weerd wheeled his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark past 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint champ Matt Mitchell on lap eight and led the final 23 laps to capture the "Sokola Shootout" 2015 USAC/CRA opener. Austin Williams was second ahead of Woodland Auto Display fast qualifier Spencer, defending USAC/CRA champ Damion Gardner and Mitchell.
 
  It's been five years since Levi Jones won the last USAC Sprint race contested at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Other past USAC Sprint winners at USA Raceway include Josh Pelkey, Cory Kruseman, Damion Gardner, Jesse Hockett, Scotty Weir and Charles Davis Jr.
 
  Defending USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson leads all USAC drivers with 18 career wins in the Grand Canyon State. Davis ranks second at 15.
 
  2015 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Richard Vander Weerd-73, 
2-Mike Spencer-67, 
3-Austin Williams-66, 
4-Damion Gardner-59, 
5-Matt Mitchell-55, 
6-Jake Swanson-51, 
7-Hunter Schuerenberg-50, 
8-Ronnie Gardner-48, 
9-Cody Williams-42, 
10-Brody Roa-38
.


 
WEST COAST SPRINTS AT TULARE FOR 2 NIGHTS
SUSSEX NABS "SIN CITY SHOWDOWN" AT LAS VEGAS

 from Dick Jordan USAC
  Two nights of USAC West Coast Sprint racing unfold this weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. The event follows last Thursday night's series opener at Las Vegas, Nev. won by Arizona's Stevie Sussex.
 
  Sussex, of Tempe, Ariz., emerged as the early leader in the West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car standings after capturing the 30-lap feature at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. He trailed Hunter Schuerenberg for the first 21 laps, then outduelled Schuerenberg and Ryan Bernal for the lead on lap 22 and led the final nine laps for the victory in the Mike Burkhart Stratis Construction/KSE Custom Drywall RSS/Shark.
 
  Bernal, the 2014 USAC Western Classic Champion, took second ahead of 2014 USAC West Coast Champ Matt Mitchell, Charles Davis Jr. and Schuerenberg. The race was part of the track's "FVP Outlaw Showdown."
 
  Last year, Bernal appeared in four USAC Sprint races at the 1/3-mile Tulare oval and won all four features. He will try for his fifth consecutive victory there this Friday, with races also slated Saturday.
 
  The Southwest Sprint Cars will resume action March 28 at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
 
2015 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Stevie Sussex-72, 
2-Ryan Bernal-71, 
3-Charles Davis Jr.-63, 
4-Matt Mitchell-62, 
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-57, 
6-Colby Copeland-48, 
7-Chris Windom-48, 
8-Richard Vander Weerd-45, 
9-Max Adams-40, 
10-R.J. Johnson-39.
 
2015 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 
1-Stevie Sussex-72, 
2-Ryan Bernal-71, 
3-Charles Davis Jr.-63, 
4-Matt Mitchell-62, 
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-57, 
6-Colby Copeland-48, 
7-Chris Windom-48, 
8-Richard Vander Weerd-45, 
9-Max Adams-40, 
10-R.J. Johnson-39
.


Mar 6
USAC WEST COAST/SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS March 5, -
 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track
- 4th FVP "Sin City Showdown"/Grudge Serie
s

 from USAC
      FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Hunter Schuerenberg (#73X Ford), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Bowman), 3. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 6. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 7. Shannon McQueen (#87 Van Meter), 8. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT
 
      SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 3. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 4. Brody Roa (#48 Leonard), 5. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 6. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 7. Tristan Guardino (#81 Watt), 8. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst). NT
 
      THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 2. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 5. Max Adams (#5X Adams), 6. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 7. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley), 8. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT
 
      FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Troy Rutherford (#11 Rutherford), 3. Chris Windom (#22B Weber), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Dustin Cormany (#20X Deskins), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 7. A.J. Bender (#21B Bender). NT
 
      SEMI: (12 laps)
1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Copeland, 3. Rossi, 4. Deskins, 5. Marcham, 6. Hurst, 7. Cormany, 8. Reinbold, 9. Sibley, 10. Guardino, 11. McQueen, 12. Bender, 13. Gile, 14. Hosford. NT
 
      FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Stevie Sussex, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Colby Copeland, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Max Adams, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. R.J. Johnson, 12. Danny Faria Jr., 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Austin Liggett, 16. Mike Martin, 17. Troy Rutherford, 18. Landon Hurst, 19. Shon Deskins, 20. Josh Pelkey, 21. Brody Roa, 22. Bruce St. James. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Schuerenberg, Laps 22-30 Sussex.
 
NEW WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Sussex-72, 2-Bernal-71, 3-Davis-63, 4-Mitchell-62, 5-Schuerenberg-57, 6-Copeland-48, 7-Wndom-48, 8-R.Vander Weerd-45, 9-Adams-40, 10-Johnson-39.
NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Sussex-72, 2-Bernal-71, 3-Davis-63, 4-Mitchell-62, 5-Schuerenberg-57, 6-Copeland-48, 7-Wndom-48, 8-R.Vander Weerd-45, 9-Adams-40, 10-Johnson-39.
 
NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 13 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway
NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: March 28 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "Hank Arnold Memorial"


 Mar 3
"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA 
SEASON DEBUT AT PERRIS SATURDAY

from USAC
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. opens defense of his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title this Saturday in the "Sokola Shootout" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. 

Gardner leads the all-time USAC/CRA winners' list with 57 career victories and will aim for a third consecutive championship this year. 

Saturday's events also include the PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprints with racing expected to begin at 7 pm. 

The "Sokola Shootout" has been a popular event on the West Coast since March 17, 2001 when "The Cowboy" Tony Jones won the inaugural race at Manzanita Speedway. Originally called the "Sokola Classic" to honor past CRA President and USAC Sprint Supervisor Gary Sokola, the race has grown to also recognize his family and their contributions to racing. Last year, "The Demon" Damion Gardner earned his second Sokola victory after passing Mike Spencer on lap 14. This Saturday night, "The Kruser" Cory Kruseman, "Super" Rickie Gaunt, and Spencer will be looking to join Gardner, "The Shermanator" Jeremy Sherman and Mike Kirby as the only two-time winners of the prestigious event. 

After scoring 11 wins in twenty-two races, Gardner claimed his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Championship in 2014. Driving Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner also earned 10 Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, 15 heat race victories, 21 top-10 finishes and 205 feature laps led. After recording those stats, Alexander Racing was named the 2014 non-winged sprint car "Team of the Year" by a panel voting with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. This Saturday, Gardner will be looking for his series leading 58th triumph and 33rd USAC/CRA "home track" feature win. 

Five-time USAC/CRA Sprint Champion Mike Spencer and 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car king Matt Mitchell are also expected to be among the favorites Saturday, along with brothers Cody, Austin and Logan Williams, Brody Roa, Jake Swanson, Richard and Jace Vander Weerd, Cory Kruseman, Chris Gansen, 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Champ R.J. Johnson, defending Honda USAC Western Midget Champ Ronnie Gardner and Rickie Gaunt.




SPRINTS RESUME APRIL 4 AT LAWRENCEBURG;
STOCKON TAKES "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" TITLE;
THOMAS, BALLOU & RAIN PREVAIL AT EAST BAY

 from DICK JORDAN 
  The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship resumes April 4 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway following cancellation of last Saturday night's race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. due to rain.
 
  Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, Ind., with a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth, emerged as the series point leader and "Winter Dirt Games VI" champion after the five races held in Florida the past two weeks. He leads Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively entering the race at Lawrenceburg
 
  Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., led all 30 laps to win Thursday night's race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. driving the Michael Dutcher Motorsports Bakken Concrete/Griffin's Propane Maxim/Fisher. Dave Darland finished second ahead of Brady Bacon, C.J. Leary and Tracy Hines.
 
  Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif., caught Thomas on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps of Friday night's East Bay feature in his MPHG Promotions/Blakesley's Auto Maxim/Ott. Darland was again second ahead of Thomas, Justin Grant and Stockon.
 
  Stockon swept ProSource fast qualifying awards both Thursday and Friday nights.
 
2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 
1-Chase Stockon-298; 
2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-284; 
3-Robert Ballou-280; 
4-Dave Darland-271; 
5-Brady Bon-257; 
6-Jon Stanbrough-229; 
7-Chris Windom & 
Justin Grant-223; 
9-C.J. Leary-221; 
10-Chad Boespflug-205.


4TH "SIN CITY SHOWDOWN" SPRINT 
AT LVMS THURSDAY

from Usac 
This Thursday night's 4th "Sin City Showdown" figures to be just that as USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car veterans convene at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track for the opening point-paying rounds of each 2015 series and the first "Grudge Series" event. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds share Thursday's bill.
 
Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast) and R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest) are the defending series champions entering the Las Vegas event.
 
Last year's Las Vegas race produced a surprise winner - Austin Liggett, while pre-race favorites Bud Kaeding and Bryan Clauson scored 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas wins respectively.
 
USAC, NASCAR, and Indy 500 veteran J.J. Yeley finished second to Liggett in last year's race, ahead of five-time AMSOIL USAC/CRA Champion Mike Spencer.
  
After winning his second Grudge Series championship, Mike Spencer of Temecula, California leads a strong contingent from the Golden State. The five-time USAC/CRA champion leads all drivers with two Grudge Series wins. Defending USAC West Coast Champion Matt Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, "Hollywood" Danny Faria Jr., USAC Western Classic Champion Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, "Shifter" Landon Hurst, Colby Copeland, and more are expected as racing gets under way at 7 pm.
 
Phoenix, Arizona's R.J. Johnson had a stellar 2014 campaign and earned his second USAC Southwest title. Johnson heads a tough Copper State roster including "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Matt Rossi, Shon Deskins, "The Magic Man" Mike Martin, "The Kid" Tye Mihocko, Brian Hosford, Michael Curtis, Nick Aiuto, and more.
 
At press time, Missouri's Hunter Schuerenberg, "The Bear" Chris Windom of Illinois, and Oklahoma's Trey Marcham will also race in the "Sin City Showdown."z


Feb 2015
Feb 28 late just in
RAINS FORCE SATURDAY EAST BAY CANCELLATION;
STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" POINT SCORER

 
from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion
after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
 
  A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the track. The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship now gears up for its next race, April 4, at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
 
  Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.
 
  Thomas won Thursday's East Bay feature and Ballou, who also won last week's Ocala opener, won Friday at East Bay. Other Florida winners were Brady Bacon and Dave Darland (both at Ocala).
 
2015 AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car National Championship Standings: 
1-Chase Stockon                         -298; 
2-Kevin Thomas Jr.                     -284; 
3-Robert Ballou                          -280; 
4-Dave Darland                          -271; 
5-Brady Bacon                            -257; 
6-Jon Stanbrough                      -229; 
7-Chris Windom & JustinGrant  - 223; 
9-C.J. Leary                               -221; 
10-Chad Boespflug                    -205

Feb 28

BALLOU AVOIDS DISASTER FOR EAST BAY "WINTER DIRT GAMES" WIN 
    from USAC 
    Feb 27  Gibsonton, Florida…….Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday’s “Winter Dirt Games VI” 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season. The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flagstand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions – Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott.

“I really thought driver error cost us another one right there. I was fogging up my shield bad at the restart, and just really had trouble seeing. I don’t even know what happened after I got in the wall, but I saw Darland going for it and just tried to stay in it to get back by him. If I’m ever gonna catch him in all-time wins, I’ve gotta keep my elbows up!” said Ballou, who now owns eleven wins in his career.

Polesitter Kevin Thomas, Jr., chasing the “Triple Crown Challenge” bonus posted by race organizers for any driver able to sweep the weekend, led early with Ballou and defending series champion Brady Bacon in his shadow. Ballou closed as they neared traffic, trying his first slider for the lead on lap ten. At the halfway point, Ballou cleared Thomas in turn-two with a slide-job for the lead, holding him off as the two traded the top spot for a lap and a half.

As Ballou drew away, Bacon worked on Thomas, as well, clearing him for the second spot on lap 22. Bacon closed on Ballou in traffic, but a monster slider on two cars from Ballou helped him retain his lead. In heavy traffic on lap 27, Thomas got in the back of Bacon in turn-three, sending him spinning and necessitating a caution. He restarted at the tail of the lead lap.

With just four laps to go, Ballou was strong up front as Darland finally passed Thomas with a turn-one slider on lap 28. Darland appeared to close slightly on Ballou before the white-flag, but suddenly found himself in the middle of a battle for the win with Ballou’s incident. Darland made it back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.

“I looked up as I took the white flag and thought, ‘Holy s---, I’m gonna win this thing!’ Robert was able to gather it up and get back by us off of two, but we were right there again and pretty happy with second. It’s been a great rebound for us the last three nights, and we’ll try to get it one spot better. I have to thank the track crew as much as my team; they gave us a great track to move around and race each other hard tonight,” Darland said.

Thomas held on for the third-spot in the Bakken Concrete – Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.

“I obviously feel terrible about getting into the back of Brady (Bacon). We had been racing really hard for the second spot, and I just fired it off in there and clipped him. We led early and were strong, but they got a little better than us on that long run. We were holding on a bit at the end, but it was another strong night for us and a podium finish,” Thomas said.

Justin Grant came out on top of a slugfest in the late stages for the fourth spot in the Mark Hery Motorsports – Dick’s Paint & Body #40 DRC/Claxton over ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Chase Stockon, who rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.


AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: Feb 27, “Winter Dirt Games VI
QUALIFYING: 
1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.968; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.183; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.258; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.266; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.283; 6. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.306; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.352; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.360; 9. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.393; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.418; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.493; 12. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.496; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.517; 14. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.518; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.573; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.587; 17. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.663; 18. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.755; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.854; 20. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.872; 21. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.954; 22. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-16.031; 23. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.102; 24. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.126; 25. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.151; 26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.157; 27. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-16.233; 28. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.341; 29. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-16.456; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.509; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.875.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Stockon, 2. Ballou, 3. Windom, 4. Weir, 
5. Cockrum, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Thomas, 2. C. Short, 3. B. Short, 4. Darland, 
5. Clauson, 6. Robbins, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hoffman. 2:06.71

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Farney, 2. Hines, 3. Grant, 4. Cummins, 
5. Hery, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Bell. 2:08.44

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Boespflug, 2. Bacon, 3. Shuman, 4. Andretti, 
5. Leary, 6. Chapple, 7. Swanson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Stanbrough, 2. Leary, 3. Clauson, 4. Cockrum, 
5. Jarrett, 6. Simon, 7. Hery, 8. Chapple, 
9. Hoffman, 10. Robbins, 11. Swanson, 12. Kobylarz, 
13. Gurley, 14. Mellenberndt, 15. Bell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Kyle Cummins, 
9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Carson Short, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Brady Short, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Chris Windom, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Scotty Weir, 22. Landon Simon. NT

**Swanson, Kobylarz, and Bell flipped in the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-14 Thomas, 
Laps 15-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 
1-Stockon     -298; 
2-Thomas      -284; 
3-Ballou      -280; 
4-Darland     -271; 
5-Bacon       -257; 
6-Stanbrough  -229; 
7.Justin Grant - 223
7.Chris Windom - 223
9-Leary       -221; 
10-Boespflug  -205.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 28 – Gibsonton, Florida – East Bay Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VI”


Feb 27
THOMAS TACKLES EAST BAY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2015

 from USAC
(Gibsonton, Florida)...Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.  
 
With two events remaining in "Winter Dirt Games" at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a chance at the "Triple Crown Challenge" posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features.
 
Brady Bacon got the jump from the pole, but he bobbled off turn-two, allowing Thomas to dart past on the bottom. Dave Darland got a great start from row-three up into third, and C.J. Leary was up into the top-five running the high line before the first caution flew for Jarett Andretti spinning in turn-two.
 
On a longer green flag run, the lead trio of Thomas, Bacon, and Darland encountered traffic. Bacon got hung outside Trevor Kobylarz in turn-two, allowing Darland to get a run off the bottom and steal the second spot as they entered on the cushion in turn-three. On lap 17, Darland pulled a carbon-copy move on Thomas for the lead, but it wasn't to be as a caution flew before the entire lap could be completed.
 
From there, Thomas was flawless at the front, negotiating some slower cars
in the race's final stages and winning by 1.026-seconds in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.
 
"It feels great to be back in this car and to be back to winning. I can't even explain how excited I am for this season. We've been running well, and tonight, we put it all together. It was tough to pass, but it was also really difficult to get around this place tonight. I gave Dave one opening and he caught me, but I was just lucky enough to get a second chance. Hopefully, we can qualify decent and give ourselves a chance again tomorrow," Thomas said.
 
Darland stalked Thomas in the closing stages, but was unable to make a move through traffic, settling for second in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian
Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.
 
"My Phillips team gave me a really good car again tonight, but it was tough to pass up through there. It got pretty one lane on both ends, just one on the bottom and one on the top. We were in the right place at the right time to get both Brady and KT in traffic, but the caution just came at the wrong time to cost us the lead. You hate to lose one like that, but we were right in the hunt again, so we'll try to put it up there again the rest of the weekend," Darland said.
 
Defending series champion Bacon held on for the third spot in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.
 
Leary came home fourth in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar, and Tracy Hines came from 15th to finish fifth in The Carolina Nut Company - Hansen's Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy.
 
AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship point leader Chase Stockon finished ninth after setting a new track record of 14.762 seconds in ProSource Qualifying.
  

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS February 26,
 - Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"
 
31 CARS 
 
FAST QUALIFIER: 
Chase Stockon-14.762 (New Track Record)
 
HEAT WINNERS: 
Robert Ballou, Jon Stanbrough, Bryan Clauson & Tracy Hines
 
SEMI WINNER: 
C.J. Leary
 
FEATURE:
1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 

4. C.J. Leary, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Robert Ballou, 
7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Chase Stockon, 
10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Brady Short, 
13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Casey Shuman, 
16. Carson Short, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Logan Jarrett, 
19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 21. Shane Cockrum, 
22. Justin Grant, 23. Kody Swanson, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Thomas.

NEW AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:

1. Chase Stockon (Elizabethtown , IN) - 236
2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman,      AL) - 222
3. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow,     OK) - 220
4. Robert Ballou (Rocklin,            CA) - 211
5. Dave Darland (Lincoln,            IN) - 204
6. Chris Windom (Canton,            IL) - 196
7. Jon Stanbrough (Avon,            IN) - 189
8. C.J. Leary (Greenfield,             IN) - 176
9. Chad Boespflug (Hanford,       CA) - 164
10. Justin Grant (Ione,                CA) - 162


NEWS & NOTES 

Kevin Thomas, Jr.'s feature victory on Thursday night marked his first USAC National Sprint Car win since since September 14, 2013 at Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Ind.).

Only two drivers have finished in the top-10 in all four features this season: C.J. Leary and Chase Stockon. 

Chad Boespflug's charge from the 20th starting position to 7th during the feature was the most positions a driver has gained in a race in the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car season.

In qualifying, Chase Stockon's lap of 14.762 seconds broke the USAC track record for East Bay Raceway Park that was set by Brady Short on February 8, 2010 at 15.027. 

A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.

UPCOMING EVENTS 
 
**Friday, February 27, 2015
EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Five)/"Winternationals"
TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida)
TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25. Pit pass $35. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only).  Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating).
MEDIA COVERAGE: www.xsan.tv


**Saturday, February 28, 2015
EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Six)/"Winternationals"
TRACK: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida)
TICKETS: Grandstand pass $35. Pit pass $40. Children 12 and under free with paying adult (non-reserved seating/front gate only).  Children 12 and under 1/2 price (reserved seating).


Feb 24

EAST BAY "SWEEP" NEXT TARGET FOR AMSOIL SPRINT STARS
BALLOU, BACON, DARLAND (#23) POST OCALA VICTORIES

 from Dick Jordan USAC
  Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.
 
  The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.
 
  Early favorites include defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon, Dave Darland and Robert Ballou, winners of last week's trio of series-opening races at Ocala, Fla. Darland, the all-time leader in terms of USAC Sprint car feature wins with 54, was second to Gardner in the last 2010 East Bay feature and extended his all-time USAC National feature victory streak to 23 consecutive years with his record 54th career AMSOIL National Sprint win Sunday.
 
  East Bay has hosted a total of five USAC races, which included three Ford Focus Midget Series events in 2006. Bryan Clauson posted a second and a seventh behind Gardner in the 2010 races, while 2014 Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Driver of the Year Brady Short had a third and fourth in the two 2010 races.
 
  Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., who won Friday's 30-lap race at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, trails Chase Stockon by 27 points and Chris Windom by two in the 2015 series standings entering the East Bay races. He led all 30 laps of Friday's race in the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Triple X/Williams Mopar. Stockon finished second ahead of Windom, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Kyle Cummins.
 
  Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif., led all but one lap of Friday's Ocala opener in his Ballou Motorsports Blakesley Auto Maxim/Ott. Stockon was second while Bacon, who led lap 12, took third ahead of Jon Stanbrough and Justin Grant.
 
  Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., led all 30 laps Sunday in his Phillips Motorsports Trench Shoring DRC/Foxco, trailed by Windom, Stanbrough, Thomas and Stockon.
 
  Pro Source fast qualifier cash awards at Ocala were garnered by Bacon (Friday and Sunday) and Stockon (Saturday).
 
  This week's races at East Bay Raceway Park will be streamed live on Xsan.tv.
  
2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship Points: 
1-Chase Stockon-187; 
2-Chris Windom-162; 
3-Brady Bacon-160; 
4-Robert Ballou-158; 
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-156; 
6-Jon Stanbrough-150; 
7-Justin Grant-146; 
8-Dave Darland-136; 
9-Chad Boespflug-119; 
10-C.J. Leary-116.


Feb 23

DARLAND STRETCHES USAC NATIONAL WIN STREAK TO 23 YEARS WITH OCALA WIN
from USAC
    (Ocala, Florida)...Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series.  The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile "D"-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of "Winter Dirt Games VI" which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
 
Darland's all-time record 54th National Sprint Car win came in flag-to-flag fashion aboard the Phillips Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.  

"My crew had to work their (tails) off just to get the car ready for the feature after some issues in the heat race and then gave me a great car even without having much chance to keep up with the track. We have just had some bad luck out of the gate, but tonight was a great way to rebound. It's good to be down here while it's snowing at home, and I can drink a beer to celebrate while it's warm outside. And it's good to get my first win in the state of Florida!" Darland said. 
 
Darland led at the start over polesitter Chris Windom, while Robert Ballou was the early man on the move, jumping into the top-five in just a few laps after starting tenth. A red flag on lap six brought things to a screeching halt as Brady Short flipped hard into turn three and collected Landon Simon.Neither driver was hurt.  
 
After a tangle on the ensuing restart, Ballou found himself bringing out the next caution as he slid to a stop in turn-three, giving up the fifth spot but restarting at the tail. Under that caution, defending champion and current point leader Brady Bacon pulled to the infield. He started the night as the ProSource "Fast Time" winner, but registered a DNF in the feature.  
 
From there, the race went green and, despite losing brakes on lap-five,Darland was able to pull away from the field. He encountered very little lapped traffic, but handled it with ease en route to a 2.482-second victory over Windom, who found the podium for the second night in a row aboard the Lein Acres - Mid-State Equipment #2 DRC/Speedway Mopar.  
 
"You always want to win, but I can't be much happier with the weekend we put together. To get two podium finishes with a brand new deal and guys new to sprint car racing - I'm just fortunate Hans (Lein) gave me a ride down here. I had to get in below the hole in one, but I dropped down a little in three and four which seemed to help. Dave was just too far out at that point," Windom said.  
 
Jon Stanbrough also planted his brand new operation on the podium to end the weekend, as well, as he ran third in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.  
 
"To come out of here with two top-fives with a brand new team is pretty good, and we have things going in the right direction. It's nice to have all the people supporting us, and commenting about how much they like the car,even. We have a good group of people working on this and supporting us.Daryl (Tate) is really easy to work with for me, and hopefully we can keep improving and knock some wins down. It's been a lot of work in a very short amount of time to get this together, and it's been stressful to get it all together and there's still much more to do when we get home, but I'm very grateful for all the support," Stanbrough said.  
 
Kevin Thomas, Jr. found himself back in the top-five on Saturday nightaboard the Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher, and new point leader Chase Stockon rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank &Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.  
 
C.J. Leary earned the ProSource "Hard Charger Award" after driving from 17th to finish seventh.


AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS
Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"

 
      QUALIFYING: 
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.088; 
2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.206; 
3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.209; 
4. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.256; 
5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.313; 
6. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.342; 
7. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-14.368; 
8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.384; 
9. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-14.397; 
10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.458; 
11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-14.477; 
12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.485; 
13. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.496; 
14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532; 
15. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.595; 
16. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-14.606; 
17. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.632; 
18. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.673; 
19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.726; 
20. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.765; 
21. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-14.778; 
22. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-14.839; 
23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-14.904; 
24. Brandon Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-14.933; 
25. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.258; 
26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.618; 
27. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-15.961; 
28. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.135; 
29. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-NT.
 
  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Darland, 2. Bacon, 3. Hines, 4. Robbins, 5. Leary, 6. Mellenberndt, 7. Chapple. 2:01.19
  
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Ballou, 2. Thomas, 3. Windom, 4. Gurley, 5. Andretti, 6. Jarrett, 7. Simon. NT
   
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Cummins, 2. C.Short, 3. Grant, 4. Farney, 5. Shuman, 6. Swanson, 7. Wolters. 2:02.91
 
  FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. B.Short, 2. Stockon, 3. Boespflug, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Cockrum, 6. Bell, 7. Spithaler. NT
 
  SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Cockrum, 2. Shuman, 3. Leary, 4. Andretti, 5. Simon, 6. Swanson, 7. Jarrett, 8. Chapple,
9. Mellenberndt, 10. Wolters, 11. Bell. 3:06.20
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Justin Grant, 7. C.J. Leary,
8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Kyle Robbins, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Carson Short, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Kyle Cummins,
15. Aaron Farney, 16. Kody Swanson, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Shane Cockrum, 20. Brady Bacon, 21. Brady Short,
22. Landon Simon, 23. Logan Jarrett. NT


**Brady Short & Landon Simon flipped on Lap 6 of the Feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 
1-Stockon-187; 
2-Windom-162; 
3-Bacon-160; 
4-Ballou-158; 
5-Thomas-156; 
6-Stanbrough-150; 
7-Grant-146; 
8-Darland-136; 
9-Boespflug-119; 
10-Leary-116.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: 
February 26 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway 
- "Winter Dirt Games VI"


Feb 22

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS February 21,
- Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"
NIGHT TWO "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" WIN BELONGS TO BACON

 
(Ocala, Florida).......Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon wasted very little time getting himself into the win column with the 2015 tour, as he led all thirty laps and held on after a final-lap challenge from
Chase Stockon to take Saturday's "Winter Dirt Games VI" 30-lapper. The
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver's ninth-career victory put him back into the
point lead as the series continues Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala for the third round of the six-race race "Winter Dirt Games" series in Florida.
 
Bacon got the jump on fellow front-row starter Chris Windom, as Stockon ran
the high side into the third-spot in the early laps. A few laps later,
Stockon turned underneath Windom off turn-four to take the second spot. The race went nearly to the halfway point before a yellow, negating a chance for Stockon to use traffic to pass Bacon, who was slowed up behind the tail of
the field.
 
Just as the leaders again approach the back of the field, Kyle Robbins
stopped after contact with Shane Cockrum, who had slowed suddenly down the backstretch. With a three-lap dash to the checkered, Stockon tried a new
approach to go after Bacon. On the final lap, he entered turn-one higher and
came out of turn-two with enough momentum to pull alongside Bacon down the backstretch. The two nearly touched as they moved through the final corners, with Bacon throttling to the checkered with his front wheels in the air for the $5,000 victory.
 
It was the 87th win all-time for the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69
Triple X/Williams Mopar.
 
"He got a good run on us there and drove it in about as far as he could
without making contact, which is exactly what I would have done in the same
situation. We've seen both extremes of track conditions now and been good on both, so that's a great feeling going forward. It's a relief to get that
first win of the season, as they can be elusive sometimes. We had a hiccup
with an engine issue on practice night, but these guys are champions for a
reason and have had us ready to go the last two nights," Bacon said.
 
Stockon, who started the night by taking the ProSource "Fast Time Award,"
made it two podium finishes in a row as he stalked Bacon to the checkered in
the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
 
"I could just about throw up after coming that close. The drive to win races
makes this one hard to swallow, but we feel good about coming out and
being this good on such different tracks. We like to see tracks that are
completely different like that, and it's definitely tested us. I knew I had
to change something to have a shot at him at the end, and I thought I could
make that work down through one and two. I closed up on him but wanted to
keep it clean," Stockon said.
 
Chris Windom made it a successful second night aboard the Lein Acres -
Mid-State Equipment #2 DRC/Speedway Mopar as he rounded out the podium.
 
"We've made big improvements with this car every time we've hit the track.
Tonight was tough with dealing with some rough, and dodging the holes a bit.
It's actually gone smoother than I expected to bring out a whole new sprint
car deal, and I'm excited to keep working on it and try to gain speed every
time we go out. I'm grateful to Hans (Lein) for putting me in his car, and
hopefully we can make something of it," Windom said.
 
Kevin Thomas, Jr. finished fourth in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane
#17RW Maxim/Fisher, and Kyle Cummins came from ninth to round out the
top-five in the Rick Pollock - Bates Commodities #21x Maxim/Advanced.
 
Jon Stanbrough picked up the ProSource "Hard Charger Award" after advancing from 20th to finish 14th.


 from USAC
   QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.475; 2. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.593; 3. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.637; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.698; 5. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.706; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.768; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.882; 8. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.882; 9. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.911; 10. Kyle Cummins, 14.927; 11. Aaron Farney, 14.936; 12. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.938; 13. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.984; 14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.106; 15. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.118; 16. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.136; 17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.160; 18. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.185; 19. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-15.296; 20. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.335; 21. Brandon Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-15.340; 22. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.404; 23. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.569; 24. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.649; 25. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.779; 26. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.846; 27. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-15.939; 28. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.958; 29. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.425; 30. Thomas McCance, 22JR, McCance-16.880; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.948.
 
  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Hines, 3. Grant, 4. Stockon, 5. Cockrum, 6. Spithaler, 7. Chapple, 8. Mellenberndt. 1:59.76
 
  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. B.Short, 2. Ballou, 3. Thomas, 4. Boespflug, 5. Swanson, 6. Cummins, 7. Andretti, 8. McCance. NT
 
  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Gurley, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Farney, 5. Leary, 6. C.Short, 7. Bell, 8. Wolters. 1:57.31
 
  FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jarrett, 2. Shuman, 3. Darland, 4. Daum, 5. Clauson, 6. Robbins, 7. Simon. 1:58.16
 
  SEMI: (12 laps)
1. C.Short, 2. Clauson, 3. Cummins, 4. Robbins, 5. Leary, 6. Swanson, 7. Chapple, 8. Spithaler, 9. Mellenberndt, 10. Bell, 11. Andretti, 12. Simon, 13. Cockrum, 14. Wolters, 15. McCance. NT
     
   FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Carson Short, 7. Zach Daum, 8. Robert Ballou,
9. Dave Darland, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Chad Boespflug, 12. Justin Grant, 13. Tracy Hines, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Logan Jarrett, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Bryan Clauson, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Kyle Robbins, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Brady Short, 22. Kody Swanson, 23. Casey Shuman. NT
------------------------------
**Andretti flipped during the Semi.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bacon.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-134;
2-Stockon-132;
3-Ballou-119;
4-Windom-98;
5-Thomas-93;
6-Grant-91;
7-Stanbrough-88;
8-Boespflug-86;
9-C.Short-79;
10-B.Short-73.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 22 - Ocala, FL
- Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"


Feb 21
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 20, 
- Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"
BALLOU CAPTURES AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR SEASON OPENER IN \"WINTER DIRT GAMES VI"
AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

 

February 20, 2015 (Ocala, Florida).......Robert Ballou opened the 2015 AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship much the way he ended last season as he fended off 2014 series champion Brady Bacon and drove away for the opening night win in "Winter Dirt Games VI" at Bubba Raceway Park.  
 
The Rocklin, California driver hit double-digits in career wins as he took the Ballou Motorsports - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott to a 2.165-second victory in round one of the six-race tour of Florida that continues the next two nights at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 before the series heads to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. for three more races on February 26-27-28. 
 
"I felt like this place owed me one after losing one with a flat tire a couple years back. We kept our deal together, and Derrick Bye kept working hard to keep this momentum rolling. We're working with the same car that won Oval Nationals to end last year. I knew we were in a tough spot as we hit traffic, and Bacon can get off the bottom so well here. But we battled back and got by him, and that's a great feeling," Ballou said.

Ballou began from the pole and led early over Justin Grant & Jon Stanbrough, as Bacon battled from row three after setting the ProSource "Fast Time Award" to open the night. Bacon tracked down Ballou as he encountered slower cars on lap ten, and Bacon snuck past him to the lead on lap 12.

Ballou countered, though, and swept back past Bacon down the backstretch, holding him off as they came to complete lap 14. A lap later, Kyle Cummins stopped to bring the race's only caution.

Ballou was unmatched after the restart, as Chase Stockon, who had just entered the top-five after falling back early in the race, began to march up on the high side. He caught Bacon and slid past into turn-one to take the second spot. In the final laps, Ballou again caught traffic but Stockon could only bite a small chunk out of his margin.

Stockon came home a strong second in the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

"We have changed a lot of things since this time last year, and it felt good to get rolling on the top and go by some really good guys. Our program doesn't get much credit when the track goes slick, so it's satisfying to get rolling so well when the track got black. We have seen a lot of different conditions now on this track, and seem to do pretty well with all of them," Stockon said.

Defending champion Bacon came home third in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.

"This is exactly the type of track we've struggled with the most, so tonight was good to get ourselves closer and be in contention for the win. I was better than Robert early in the race and got to him, but he was way better than us at the end. I finally moved up high after Chase got by me, and I was better up there, but it was too late to get anything going. We're happy with the progress we've made," Bacon said.

Jon Stanbrough opened up his venture of starting his own team with a strong fourth-place finish aboard the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D, while Grant rounded out the top-five in the Mark Hery Motorsports - Dick's Paint & Body #40 DRC/Claxton.

Bryan Clauson overcame obstacles in the heat to transfer from the Semi-Feature in the SST Motorsports #41 back-up car before going from 21st to 9th in the feature, earning the ProSource "Hard Charger Award."

 from USAC     
   QUALIFYING: 
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.454; 2. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-14.620; 3. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.788;
4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.835; 5. K Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.865; 6. C Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.917; 
7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.923; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.974; 9. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.069;
10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.108; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.122; 12. K Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.191;
13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.203; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.204; 15. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.308;
16. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.327; 17. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.422; 18. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.491;
19. C Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.537; 20. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.570; 21. J Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.675;
22. C Shuman, 21x, Barnhill/D-15.702; 23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.885; 24. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-15.963;
25. B Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-16.151; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.165; 27. C Gurley, 11, Walker-16.231
28. B Mellenberndt 97, Mellenberndt-16.250; 29. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.604; 30. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-16.614;
31. Frank Carlsson, 20, Carlsson-NT.
 
  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Ballou, 2. B.Short, 3. Bacon, 4. Windom, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Spithaler, 8. Bell. 2:07.88
 
  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Shuman, 3. Stockon, 4. Leary, 5. Clauson, 6. Simon, 7. Wolters. 2:11.94
 
  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Boespflug, 2. Cummins, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Cockrum, 5. Swanson, 6. Gurley, 7. Carlsson, 8. C.Short. NT
 
  FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Grant, 2. Daum, 3. Jarrett, 4. Farney, 
5. Robbins, 6. Mellenberndt, 7. Darland. NT
 
  SEMI: (12 laps) 
1. Thomas, 2. C.Short, 3. Simon, 4. Swanson, 5. Robbins, 6. Clauson, 7. Andretti, 8. Spithaler, 
9. Gurley, 10. Mellenberndt, 11. Wolters, 12. Darland, 13. Carlsson, 14. Bell. NT
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Robert Ballou, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Brady Short, 
7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Bryan Clauson, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 
13. Logan Jarrett, 14. Aaron Farney, 15. Carson Short, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Kody Swanson, 
19. Zach Daum, 20. Kyle Robbins, 21. Chris Gurley, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Kyle Cummins, 24. Tracy Hines. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-11 Ballou, 
Lap 12 Bacon, 
Laps 13-30 Ballou.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 
1-Ballou-68; 
2-Bacon-66; 
3-Stockon-64; 
4-Stanbrough-57; 
5-Grant-56; 
6-B.Short-52; 
7-Boespflug-50; 
8-Cockrum-48; 
9-Leary-38; 
10-Windom-36.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: 
February 21 - Ocala, FL - 
Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"



Feb 18
OCALA SPRINT TIMETABLE MOVED BACK ONE DAY

 
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
  "Winter Dirt Games VI" is moving back one day as a result of the cold temperatures and rain moving into Florida today and tomorrow. This week's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship schedule at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida now opens with an open practice Thursday night, followed by racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times remain the same for Friday and Saturday, while warmups on Sunday night will begin at 6 pm.
 
  Defending AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon leads the series into the 2015 openers, which will be followed the next week by races Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 26-27-28) at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
 
  This week's races at Ocala will be streamed live on www.TheCushion.com while the East Bay events will be streamed live on Xsan.tv.
 
--USAC--

Feb 17

"WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" PREVIEW 
SWANSON LOOKING TO MAKE MARK IN SPRINT CAR RACING IN 2015
from Richie Murray & Dick Jordan USAC
Defending USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson erased one preconceived notion about his abilities in 2014.
 
Going into last season, Swanson was mostly thought of as a pavement specialist. After five wins on the dirt in the Silver Crown series last season, the Kingsburg, California native let it be known that he is not going to be a pushover on the dirt.
 
Kody's foray into the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship in 2014 began with promise after he set the fastest qualifying time in the second race of the season at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park. Though Kody and the DePalma Motorsports/Radio Hospital - Hampshire Racing Engines/Maxim/Hampshire no. 63 were fast in limited appearances in the Sprint Car series last season, the results did not show. Kody is looking to remedy those results this season, but readily admits that he is a student in this discipline of racing and is still adjusting to the world of dirt track sprint car racing.
 
"All of USAC's series are so tough; it's really difficult to tell just when you might break through," the 26-year-old admitted. "The goal is always to win, but realistically, I've still got a lot to learn in these dirt sprint cars. I hope that I can get better each night and do a good job for my team. They are such a great group of people; ones I'm very thankful to get to work with."
 
Kody ran a smattering of events in the Midwest and east coast with and without the wing last season, but while Kody and the DePalma Motorsports crew plans to run the full USAC Silver Crown schedule this season, his plans for how often he and the team will run the sprint car are uncertain.
 
"At this point our only real plan is the Silver Crown series and to fill in from there," Swanson said.
 
Kody is eagerly looking forward to hitting a racetrack, any racetrack for that matter, and plans to kick off his month-long racing adventure in the "Sunshine State" in a winged sprint car at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. this weekend before hitting the first six races on the USAC trail the following two weekends.
 
"I'm excited to be kicking off 2015 in Florida and thankful that we get to go in February and shorten the offseason," the Fresno State graduate exclaimed. "I enjoy Ocala (Bubba Raceway Park) because it is such a unique racetrack and I'm looking forward to my first trip to East Bay (Raceway Park) too."
 
The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship season commences with "Winter Dirt Games VI," starting with three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 19-20-21 before the series heads to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. for events on February 26-27-28  
 
BACON, HOFFMAN OPEN TITLE DEFENSE AT OCALA THIS WEEK  
Brady Bacon  and Dynamics, Inc. open defense of their 2014 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship this week as the "Winter Dirt Games VI" begins Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  The Broken Arrow, Okla. native will pilot the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Williams Mopar in the Florida tour.  
   
"Florida played a major part of our season last year," says Bacon. "Getting off to a great start is always good and the team appears ready to make another title charge. It's nice to have six races there to kick-start the year. I've never raced at East Bay but I like the challenge of new tracks. Ocala is one of the most unique tracks we race at all year. It's like a half-mile in turns one and two, the like a quarter-mile in turns three and four. Turns three and four are critical and it seems like we are pretty good in that part of the track so that helps. It seems like the competition steps up more and more each year so putting together a sweep will be difficult but we will certainly try. I'm ready to get out of the Midwest for a couple of weeks!"  

NEWS & NOTES  
STARTING STRONG
The last two seasons, the driver and team who won the opening race of the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship season at Bubba Raceway Park went on to take that season's point championship (Bryan Clauson in 2013 and Brady Bacon in 2014).


 $5,000 EAST BAY "TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE" POSTED
East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. has posted a $5,000 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep all three AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features there February 26-27-28. In addition, a driver who wins two of the three would win an extra $500.  
 
The "East Bay Triple Crown Challenge" highlights the final three rounds of the 2015 "Winter Dirt Games VI" which opens this weekend (Feb. 19-20-21) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  
 
A winner at Bubba Raceway Park last season, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. thinks the "triple" is a possibility.  
 
"It's an exciting program but it'll be tough to sweep all three," Clauson acknowledged. I'm going with a new car so we are a bit of an unknown and East Bay can be a tough track to stay on top of because it changes during the night. I finished second and seventh in 2010 when Gardner won both and ran one other time at East Bay in 2006. I always look forward to Florida this time of year."  
 
NEW DRIVER/TEAM COMBINATIONS  
Among the expected entries that can be found in new rides for the series' opening events in 2015 include 2011 Indiana Sprint Week champion Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. who moves to the no. 2 owned by longtime midget campaigner Hans Lein and crewed by Greg Nelson. 

Windom's former ride, the Jeff Walker Racing Maxim/Claxton no. 11 sponsored by Jam-It-In Storage and Hoosier Tire, will be wheeled by Hebron, Indiana's Chris Gurley for the six race set in Florida.
 
Last year's Belleville (Kans.) Nationals Preliminary Night winner Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill. will look to make his debut in the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship this weekend wheeling the Daum Motorsports no. 5D.  
 
2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix "Rookie of the Race" Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind. will test his talents in the seat of the Goacher Racing/Deco Enterprises/Maxim/Claxton no. 7G.
 
Three particular drivers are returning to teams that they have recent experience racing for in USAC competition. Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, Ala. returns to the seat of the Michael Dutcher Motorsports/Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane/Maxim/Fisher no. 17RW. The combination of Thomas and Dutcher won a season-high seven AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features in 2013.  
 
Hanford, California's Chad Boespflug, who made three feature starts late last season in the Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving - Claxton Engines/DRC/Claxton Mopar no. 5, will attack the entire USAC Sprint Car schedule in 2015.  
 
Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Ind. will steer the Bates Commodities/Maxim/Advanced Engines no. 21x fielded by Rick Pollock. Cummins most recent ride in the Pollock-owned ride netted him Rookie of the Year honors in "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at Kokomo Speedway in August of last season.
 
Two-time winner of the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind., has entered all six events in this year's Winter Dirt Games in the Physical Medicine Consultants - Kercher Engines/DRC/Kercher Chevy no. 41 owned by SST Motorsports.
 
Avon, Indiana's Jon Stanbrough, whose 35 career AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship feature wins puts him in a tie with Rich Vogler for ninth place on the series' all-time wins list, has started his own team under the Jon Stanbrough Racing banner with sponsorship from MP Environmental and AED Motorsports Products.  The team will utilize a Spike chassis and a J&D Performance engine.  Stanbrough has numbered his car 81, which is the same number that he ran in his first years of sprint car racing in the late 1980s/early 1990s.    

UPCOMING EVENTS 
The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars return to action this week for the first time in 2015 when the series travels to Florida for Winter Dirt Games VI.  The six race series begins on Thursday night, February 19 at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park.  The series will run two more complete shows at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21.   
 
The series then moves an hour to the south for a three-night visit to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. where the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship will be making their first trip to the 1/3 mile, semi-banked, clay oval since 2010.  "Winter Dirt Games VI" will resume at the track on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 before the sixth and final race concludes USAC's Florida swing on Saturday, February 28.

THIS WEEK'S AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION:     
**Thursday, February 19, 2015
EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race One)
TRACK: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida)
GATES OPEN: 4pm  
HOT LAPS START: 6:30pm
TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25.  Pit pass $35.  Kids 5 and Under FREE. 
MEDIA COVERAGE: One night of race coverage at www.TheCushon.com for $24.95.  Purchase all three days of coverage for $65.99.

**Friday, February 20, 2015
EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Two)
TRACK: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida)
GATES OPEN: 4pm 
HOT LAPS START: 6:30pm
TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25.  Pit pass $35.  Kids 5 and Under FREE.
MEDIA COVERAGE: www.TheCushon.com for $24.95.  Purchase all three days of coverage for $65.99. 

**Saturday, February 21, 2015
EVENT: "Winter Dirt Games VI" (Race Three)
TRACK: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida)
GATES OPEN: 4pm
HOT LAPS START: 6:30pm
TICKETS: Grandstand pass $25.  Pit pass $35.  Kids 5 & Under FREE. 
MEDIA COVERAGE: www.TheCushon.com for $24.95.  Purchase all three days of coverage for $65.99.

For more information regarding these events, please visit Bubba Raceway Park's official website at www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call them at (352) 622-9400.  Visit the United States Auto Club's official website at www.usacracing.com or call (317) 247-5151.

2014 FINAL  AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship 
Driver Point Standings

2014 FINAL  
1. Brady Bacon          - 1974
2. Bryan Clauson        - 1918
3. Dave Darland         - 1885
4. Jon Stanbrough       - 1765
5. Chase Stockon        - 1637
6. Tracy Hines          - 1537
7. Justin Grant         - 1508
8. Robert Ballou        - 1507
9. Chris Windom         - 1374
10. C.J. Leary          - 1337
11. Hunter Schuerenberg - 1188
12. Kevin Thomas, Jr.   - 1052
13. Jerry Coons, Jr.    - 926
14. Jarett Andretti (R) - 776
15. Shane Cottle        - 681
16. Shane Cockrum (R)   - 627
17. Mark Smith          - 345
18. Logan Jarrett (R)   - 322
19. Kyle Cummins        - 263
20. Aaron Farney (R)    - 247
21. Dalten Gabbard (R)  - 227
22. Landon Simon        - 222
23. Kody Swanson        - 168
24. Carson Short (R)    - 139
25. Max McGhee (R)      - 132
26. Nathan Moore (R)    - 107
27. Mitch Wissmiller    - 75
28. Matt Westfall       - 71
29. Christopher Bell    - 70
30. Chris Gurley        - 65
      Bret Mellenberndt - 65
32. Ted Hines           - 63
33. Lee Dakus (R)       - 24
34. Dakota Jackson      - 5
35. Chris Jones (R)     - 2
    Kyle Robbins        - 2
37. Bobby East          - 1
  
AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship   
Owner Point Standings

1. Dynamics, Inc.                #69   - 964
2. Phillips Motorsports          #71P  - 916
3. Michael Dutcher Motorsports   #37RW - 857
4. 32/TBI Racing                 #32   - 851
5. Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #20   - 841
6. Tracy Hines Racing            #4    - 807
7. Mark Hery Racing              #40   - 786
8. Schuerenberg/Nolen Racing     #20N  - 737
9. Jeff Walker Racing            #11   - 700
10. Chuck & Tammi Leary          #30   - 626
11. Andretti Atosprt Short       #18   - 516
12. Ballou Motorsports           #12x  - 477
13. Amati Racing                 #66   - 428
14. Rock Steady Racing           #3R   - 318
15. KT Motorsports               #9K   - 313
16. Mach-1 Chassis               #1M   - 244
17. Baldwin Brothers Racing      #5    - 225
18. Epperson Racing              #2E   - 206
19. Edison Motorsports           #10E  - 186
20. RT Racing                    #14   - 184
21. Chad Boespflug               #98   - 172
22. Todd Keen                    #18x  - 153
23. Rick Pollock                 #21x  - 150
24. DePalma Motorsports          #63   - 113
25. Landon Simon Racing          #24   - 111
26. Richard Short                #21   - 96
27. Pottorff-Short Racing        #11P  - 78
      Jarrett Racing             #29   - 78
29. Farney Motorsports           #15F  - 77
30. Mellenberndt Racing          #97   - 65
31. Michael Dutcher Motorsports  #17RW - 63
32. Wissmiller Racing            #1    - 61
      SST Motorsports            #41   - 61
34. Joe Moore                    #48   - 39
35. Team Automotive Racing       #12G  - 35
36. Cummins Racing               #3c   - 34
37. Paul Hazen                   #57   - 29
38. Best Performance Motorsports #54   - 19
39. Ray Marshall Motorsports     #32M  - 3
40. Ray Marshall Motorsports     #2M   - 2
     Jerry Powell                #59   - 2
42. Kirk Robbins                 #17R  - 1
     Jackson Racing              #3    - 1
     Klatt Motorsports           #5E   - 1
     Ted Hines                   #12   - 1

2014 AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
SEASON WINNERS  

Bryan Clauson - "6" 
Bubba Raceway Park on Feb. 22, 
New Egypt Speedway on June 5, 
Terre Haute Action Track on July 16, 
Bloomington Speedway on July 18, 
Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sept. 27, 
Canyon Speedway Park on Nov. 15)
 
Dave Darland - "6" 
Eldora Speedway on April 19,
Eagle Raceway on May 2, 
Terre Haute Action Track on May 21, 
Kokomo Speedway on July 12, 
Kokomo Speedway on Aug. 23, 
Kokomo Speedway on Aug. 24)   
 
Brady Bacon - "4" 
Bubba Raceway Park on Feb. 20, 
Port Royal Speedway on June 7, 
Terre Haute Action Track on Sept. 18, 
Eldora Speedway on Sept. 21) 
 
Robert Ballou - "4" 
Lincoln Park Speedway on July 17, 
Tri-State Speedway on July 19, 
Perris Auto Speedway on Nov. 7, 
Perris Auto Speedway on Nov. 8) 
 
Jon Stanbrough - "4"
Deer Creek Speedway on June 21, 
Angell Park Speedway on June 22, 
Gas City I-69 Speedway on July 11, 
Kokomo Speedway on Aug. 22) 
 
Daron Clayton - "2" 
Tri-State Speedway on April 26, 
Tri-State Speedway on September 13)  
 
Tracy Hines - "2"
Gas City I-69 Speedway on April 25, 
Canyon Speedway Park on Nov. 14)  
 
Jerry Coons, Jr. - "1" 
Lincoln Park Speedway on July 4)  
 
Justin Grant - "1" 
Lawrenceburg Speedway on April 5)
 
Hunter Schuerenberg - "1" 
Junction Motor Speedway on May 3)
 
Chase Stockon - "1" 
Grandview Speedway on June 3)

WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS (2010-2014)

2010
2/8/2010 | East Bay Raceway Park  | Damion Gardner (DG 71)              
2/9/2010 | East Bay Raceway Park  | Rained Out                        
2/10/2010 | East Bay Raceway Park | Damion Gardner (DG 71)             

2011
2/17/2011 | Ocala Speedway | Damion Gardner (DG 71)             
2/18/2011 | Ocala Speedway | Bryan Clauson (Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian 7)    
2/19/2011 | Ocala Speedway | Damion Gardner (DG 71)

2012
2/9/2012 | Bubba Raceway Park  | Damion Gardner (DG 71)             
2/10/2012 | Bubba Raceway Park | Rained Out                        
2/11/2012 | Bubba Raceway Park | Darren Hagen (Dynamics 69OT)
 
2013
2/21/2013 | Bubba Raceway Park  | Bryan Clauson (Stewart/Curb-Agajanian 20)
 2/22/2013 | Bubba Raceway Park | Tracy Hines (Hines 4) 
2/23/2013 | Bubba Raceway Park  | Tracy Hines (Hines 4)

2014
2/20/2014 | Bubba Raceway Park | Brady Bacon (Dynamics 69)
2/21/2014 | Bubba Raceway Park | Rained Out
2/22/2014 | Bubba Raceway Park | Bryan Clauson (Stewart/Curb-Agajanian 20)
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Feb 16
$5,000 EAST BAY "TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE" POSTED
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
  East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. has posted a $5,000 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep all three AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features there February 26-27-28. In addition, a driver who wins two of the three would win an extra $500.
 
  The "East Bay Triple Crown Challenge" highlights the final three rounds of the 2015 "Winter Dirt Games VI" which opens this weekend (Feb. 19-20-21) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.
 
  It wouldn't be the first Florida USAC Sprint "sweep." In 2010 Damion Gardner won both races held at East Bay. The next year he won two of three at Ocala and in 2012 he won another race at Ocala. In 2013 Tracy Hines won two of three at Ocala.
 
  Last year Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson were the winners of the two races contested at Ocala.
 
  Clauson will pilot a "new" ride this season for car owners SST Motorsports and thinks the "triple" is a possibility. "It's an exciting program, but it'll be tough to sweep all three. I'm going with a new car so we are a bit of an unknown and East Bay can be a tough track to stay on top of because it changes during the night. I finished second and seventh in 2010 when Gardner won both and ran one other time at East Bay in 2006. I always look forward to Florida this time of year."
 
--USAC--


BACON, HOFFMAN OPEN TITLE DEFENSE AT OCALA THIS WEEK
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Dynamics, Inc. open defense of their 2014 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship this week as the "Winter Dirt Games VI" begins Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.
 
  The team will try to add to Hoffman Auto Racing's all-time series record of 86 feature wins as the six-race "Winter Dirt Games VI" follows the Ocala openers with a trio of races Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
 
  Bacon, who won last year's opener at Ocala and has eight career wins, posted 14 podium finishes on his way to the 2014 title. He will pilot the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Williams Mopar in the Florida tour.
 
  The Hoffman team, who also won in 2012 at Ocala with driver Darren Hagen, earned their initial USAC National victory with driver Jim Hemmings at Salem, Ind. in 1961. In addition to Hemmings, Bacon and Hagen, other drivers who found victory lane in Hoffman cars include Rich Vogler, Steve Butler, Robbie Stanley, Larry Cannon, Cary Faas, Kenny Irwin Jr., Andy Michner, Dave Darland, Brian Tyler, Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough, Jerry Coons Jr., Daron Clayton and Kyle Larson.
 
  "Florida played a major part of our season last year," says Bacon. "Getting off to a great start is always good and the team appears ready to make another title charge. It's nice to have six races there to kick-start the year. I've never raced at East Bay but I like the challenge of new tracks. Ocala is one of the most unique tracks we race at all year. It's like a half-mile in turns one and two, the like a quarter-mile in turns three and four. Turns three and four are critical and it seems like we are pretty good in that part of the track so that helps. It seems like the competition steps up more and more each year so putting together a sweep will be difficult but we will certainly try. I'm ready to get out of the Midwest for a couple of weeks!"
 
  Bryan Clauson is the Ocala track record holder and won last year's Saturday night feature there. He joins the competition for Bacon this week, along with others like 2014 USAC Sprint winners Justin Grant, Dave Darland, Tracy Hines, Chase Stockon, Jon Stanbrough and Robert Ballou.
 
  Defending USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson is also among expected participants, along with 2014 series Rookie of the Year Jarett Andretti and 2014 USAC Most Improved National Driver Shane Cockrum.
 

--USAC--
Feb 12.5
NEW DRIVER/TEAM COMBOS SET SIGHTS ON WINTER DIRT GAMES VI
 from DICK JORDAN/RICHIE MURRAY  USAC
  The so-called "silly season" of racing has concluded as a wholesale of driver changes dot the landscape in the AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car National Sprint Car Championship series for "Winter Dirt Games VI" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
 
  Among the expected entries that can be found in new rides for the series' opening events in 2014 include 2011 "Indiana Sprint Week" champion Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. who moves to the no. 2 owned by longtime midget campaigner Hans Lein and crewed by Greg Nelson. Windom's former ride, the Jeff Walker Racing Maxim/Claxton no. 11 sponsored by Jam-It-In Storage and Hoosier Tire, will be wheeled by Hebron, Indiana's Chris Gurley for the six-race set in Florida.
 
  Last year's Belleville (Kans.) Nationals preliminary night winner Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill. will look to make his debut in the AMSOIL/USAC Sprint Car National Sprint Car Championship this weekend wheeling the Daum Motorsports no. 5D. 2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix "Rookie of the Race" Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind. will test his talents in the seat of the Goacher no. 7G.
 
  Three particular drivers are returning to teams that they have recent experience racing for in USAC competition.  Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, Ala. returns to the seat of the Michael Dutcher Motorsports/Bakken Concrete - Griffin's Propane/Maxim/Fisher no. 17RW. The combination of Thomas and Dutcher won a season-high seven AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car features in 2013. Hanford, California's Chad Boespflug, who made three feature starts late last season in the Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving - Claxton Engines/DRC/Claxton Mopar no. 5, will attack the entire USAC Sprint Car schedule in 2015. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Ind. will steer the Bates Commodities/Maxim/Advanced Engines no. 21x fielded by Rick Pollock. Cummins' most recent ride in the Pollock-owned entry netted him Rookie of the Year honors in "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at Kokomo Speedway in August of last season.
 
  Two-time AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car champion Bryan Clauson from Noblesville, Ind. has entered all six events in this year's "Winter Dirt Games VI" in the Physical Medicine Consultants - Kercher Engines/DRC/Kercher Chevy no. 41 owned by SST Motorsports.
 
  Avon, Indiana's Jon Stanbrough, whose 35 career AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car feature wins puts him in a tie with Rich Vogler for ninth place on the series' all-time wins list, has started his own team and has numbered his car 81, the same number that he ran in his first years of sprint car racing in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
 
  The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car season commences with "Winter Dirt Games VI" beginning with three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 19-20-21 before the series heads to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. for events on February 26-27-28.
 
--USAC--

Jan 2015
Jan 27
 The 4th Annual E & K "Winter Challenge" concludes this weekend with a pair of events at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. Races are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.
  Dave Darland enters the final two "Winter Challenge" events with a 10-point lead over Brady Bacon in the series points after scoring a third and a pair of seconds in last week's three openers at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
 
  Bacon won Friday night's 30-lap race at Peoria, wheeling the Josh Ford Motorsports entry to victory. He started third in the USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint feature and caught early leader Mike Martin on lap six. Bacon led the rest of the way but faced a strong challenge from USAC Western Classic Champ Ryan Bernal for several laps before Bernal flipped. USAC Southwest Champ R.J. Johnson finished second ahead of Darland, Charles Davis Jr. and Stevie Sussex
 
  In one of the closest race finishes in USAC history, Bernal captured Saturday night's 30-lapper at Peoria. The Hollister, Calif. driver trailed Darland until the final few feet, then scored a photo-finish victory in his Tri-L Mandarin Ranch machine. The final margin was a scant .005 seconds after Bernal came from 10th in the starting lineup to beat Darland, Johnson, Bacon and Davis.
 
  Bernal returned Sunday night to lead all 30 laps enroute to another win over Darland, Davis, Bacon and Johnson. The Friday and Saturday wins were worth $2,000-to win and Bernal's victory Sunday was worth $4,000.
  
WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS: 
1-Darland  -197, 
2-Bacon    -187, 
3-Johnson  -186, 
4-Davis    -176, 
5-Bernal   -174, 
6-Gabbard  -152, 
7-Martin   -149, 
8-Sussex   -139, 
9-Ziehl    -121, 
10-Dykes   -106.

Jan 26

 USAC SOUTHWEST WEST COAST Special Events SPRINT CAR RESULTS Fri 23 and Sat 24
from USAC


USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RESULTS 
January 24,- Peoria, AZ - Canyon Spdwy Park - "2015 E & K Winter Challenge
"

 from USAC
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 
3. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 
5. Jonas Reynolds (#4 Reynolds), 6. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 
7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 
3. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams), 4. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 
5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 
7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins). NT
  
FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Dave Darland, 3. R.J. Johnson, 
4. Brady Bacon, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Stevie Sussex, 
7. Dalten Gabbard, 8. Mike Martin, 9. Matt Lundy, 
10. Jonas Reynolds, 11. David Dykes, 12. Dennis Gile, 
13. Rick Ziehl, 14. Shon Deskins. NT


*Ziehl flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 
Laps 1-4 Davis, Laps 5-29 Darland, Lap 30 Bernal.
 
WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Bacon  -131, 
2-Johnson-128, 
3-Darland-126, 
4-Davis  -115, 
5-Bernal -106, 
6-Martin -103, 
7-Sussex -100, 
8-Gabbard-94, 
9-Ziehl  -85, 
10-Dykes -73.


NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE: January 25 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2015 E & K Winter Challenge"

USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: January 23, 2015 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2015 E & K Winter Challenge"
 
  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 
3. Dave Darland (#16B Martin), 4. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 
5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. David Dykes (#55 Dykes), 
7. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 
1. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 2. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 
3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Rick Ziehl (#74 Williams), 
5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 
7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 
1. Brady Bacon, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Dave Darland, 
4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Mike Martin, 
7. Rick Ziehl, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. David Dykes, 
10. Dalten Gabbard, 11. Josh Pelkey, 12. Ryan Bernal, 
13. Shon Deskins, 14. Dennis Gile. NT

*Bernal and Pelkey flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Martin, Laps 5-30 Bacon.
 
WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Johnson-69,
2-Bacon-68,
3-Darland-60,
4-Davis-57,
5-Sussex-50 &
Martin-50,
7-Ziehl-47,
8-Gabbard-45,
 9-Bernal-43,
10-Reinbold-41.


Jan 20
USAC Sprints 2015 DEBUTS WITH CANYON'S "WINTER CHALLENGE" OPENERS
 
 from Dick Jordan
  The 4rd Annual "Winter Challenge" opens the next two weeks in Arizona as the 2015 USAC racing season gets under way with a flourish.
 
  The USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Cars will compete in five races at two Arizona dirt tracks to kick off the year. Races at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria are slated this week (January 23-24-25) and Tucson's USA Raceway hosts the Jan. 30 and 31 events.
 
  E & K Construction of Phoenix has posted a $5,000 points fund to be distributed among the top five Winter Challenge Series point earners and the "Most Valuable Player" award, which goes to the lowest point earner starting all five A-features.
 
  Defending series champions are Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. (West Coast) and R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest). Mitchell's title was his first under USAC sanction while Johnson captured his second consecutive championship.
 
  Dave Darland is the defending "Winter Challenge" champion, while Bryan Clauson was the 2013 champion and Tracy Hines was the inaugural champ in 2012.
 
  Last year's "Winter Challenge" races went to Darland (3 wins), Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland and Richard Vander Weerd. IN 2013 Clauson won three of the four races and Johnson also scored. The 2012 events, not sanctioned by USAC, were won by Hines (3), Charles Davis Jr. (2) and Jon Stanbrough.
 
--USAC--


Nov 2014
Nov 25
JOHNSON WRAPS UP SOUTHWEST SPRINT TITLE
ROSSI "WESTERN WORLD" CHAMP BERNAL SWEEPS PRELIMS

from Dick Jordan USAC
 R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. secured his first USAC driving title Saturday, finishing fourth in the 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" finale at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. His final margin of victory over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. is 204 points.

  Matt Rossi of Glendale, Ariz. emerged as the "Western World" champion with a dominating performance in Saturday's 30-lap finale. He led the final 20 laps in his Apache Scrapes/Schure Built Suspension Spike/Advanced after passing Ryan Bernal on lap 11. Bernal, who captured the preliminary 30-lap victories Thursday and Friday, slipped to eighth at the checkered flag.

 Johnson led the first nine laps Saturday, but Kevin Thomas Jr. finished second ahead of Bryan Clauson, Johnson and Brady Bacon.

  Bernal and the Core Power/Metal Works ART/S & S swept 30-lap prelims Thursday and Friday. On Friday, Bernal trailed Jon Stanbrough for two laps and then led the final 28 laps to beat Clauson, Casey Shuman, Johnson and C.J. Leary. Thursday's race saw Gary Taylor lead the opening lap while Bernal led the next 19. Shuman led lap 21 before Bernal returned to lead the final nine.

 FINAL 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,419,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-1,215;
3-Josh Pelkey-1,207,
4-Matt Rossi-1,200,
5-Shon Deskins-1,083,
6-Mike Martin-1,001,
7-Tye Mihocko-929,
8-Brian Hosford-698,
9-Michael Curtis-691,
10-Nick Aiuto-663.

Nov 24
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event"  RESULTS
 November 22, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Spdwy Park
- 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

from USAC
 FIRST QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins),
2. Chris Windom (#22B Weber),
3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
5. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart),
6. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare),
7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

 SECOND QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich),
2. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley),
3. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
4. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
5. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard),
6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook). NT

 THIRD QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell),
2. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin),
3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR),
4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy). NT

 FOURTH QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas Jr., (#17RW Dutcher),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Dave Darland (#73 Ford),
4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
5. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 DASH: (6 laps)
1. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT),
2. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James),
3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary),
5. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps),
6. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou),
7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
8. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT

 FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Pelkey, 3. Sussex, 4. Curtis,
5. Martin, 6. Terrell, 7. Shipley, 8. Lundy,
9. Mihocko. NT

 SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Hosford, 2. Gabbard, 3. Copeland, 4. Reinbold,
5. Darland, 6. Buckman, 7. Hodges, 8. Morin. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Matt Rossi, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. R.J. Johnson,
5. Brady Bacon, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Ryan Bernal,
9. Chris Windom, 10.Stevie Sussex, 11. B Hosford, 12. Dalten Gabbard,
13. Charles Davis Jr., 14. Jake Swanson, 15. G Taylor, 16. Jon Stanbrough,
17. Josh Pelkey, 18. Shon Deskins, 19. Matt Mitchell, 20. Mike Spencer,
21. C Copeland, 22. Casey Shuman. NT

**Shuman and Deskins flipped on lap one of the feature.
Mitchell flipped on lap nine of the feature.
Deskins flipped on lap eleven of the feature.
Pelkey flipped on lap thirteen of the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-9 Johnson,
Lap 10 Bernal,
Laps 11-30 Rossi.

 FINAL USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS:
1-Johnson-1,419,
2-Davis-1,213;
3-Pelkey-1,209,
4-Rossi-1,200,
5-Desnkins-1,083,
6-Martin-1,000,
7-Mihocko-929,
8-Hosford-698,
9-Curtis-693,
10-Nick Aiuto-663.

Nov 22 noon
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event"RESULTS: November 21,
 Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet
"Western World Championships"

From USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Casey Shuman (#75 Hockett/James),
2. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps),
3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell),
5. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR),
6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
7. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard),
8. Chris Windom (#22B Weber). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Bryan Clauson (#20X TSR-Curb/Agajanian),
3. Robert Ballou (#12X Ballou),
4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
5. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley),
6. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary),
7. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy),
8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
2. Gary Taylor (#1ST BRAT),
3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
4. Kevin Thomas Jr., (#17RW),
5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook). NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart),
5. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
7. Bradley Terrell (#5V VanLare). NT

  FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins),
2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich),
3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
4. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel),
5. Dave Darland (#73 Ford),
6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

 FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Sussex, 2. Spencer, 3. Leary, 4. Davis,
5. Bacon, 6. Reutzel, 7. Terrell, 8. Reinbold,
9. Hosford, 10. Curtis, 11. Mihocko, 12. Morin. NT

 SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Pelkey, 2. Copeland, 3. Darland, 4. Windom,
5. Martin, 6. St. James, 7. Hodges, 8. Gabbard,
9. Lundy, 10. Buckman, 11. Ogle. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Jon Stanbrough,
4. Casey Shuman, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Robert Ballou,
7. Shon Deskins, 8. Jake Swanson,
9. Josh Pelkey, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Gary Taylor,
12. Mike Colegrove, 13. C Copeland, 14. Mike Spencer,
15. Chris Windom, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. M Mitchell,
18. Dave Darland, 19. C Davis Jr., 20. Stevie Sussex,
21. Josh Shipley, 22. Bryan Clauson. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Stanbrough,
Laps 3-30 Bernal.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS:
1-Johnson-1,368,
2-Pelkey-1,190,
3-Davis-1,186,
4-Rossi-1,140,
5-Deskins-1,066,
6-Martin-999,
7-Mihocko-928,
8-Curtis-692,
9-Hosford-667,
10-Nick Aiuto-663.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT RACE: November 22 -
"Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"



Nov 22
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: Nov 20,
- 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. B 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

**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"


Nov 19
BACON, GARDNER EARN NATIONAL, CRA TITLES
HINES, CLAUSON TAKE ARIZONA "HALL OF FAME" FEATURES

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   Brady Bacon and Damion Gardner completed 2014 USAC championship seasons last weekend. Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., became USAC's second National Champion from the Sooner State by claiming the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car crown. Gardner earned his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title by a comfortable margin.

 Bacon finished seventh in Friday night's 14th Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame" Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. and closed out the season with a third-place finish at the same track Saturday. Gardner finished third and seventh respectively in the two races.

 The championships for Bacon's Dynamics, Inc. team and Gardner's Mark Alexander team are the ninth (Dynamics) and third (Alexander) respectively.

 Tracy Hines and Bryan Clauson emerged as winners of last weekend's series finales at Peoria. The Friday win was Hines' 47th in National Sprint competition, vaulting him into third place on the all-time list. Clauson's win was his sixth of 2014 and his 31st all-time.

 Hines led all 30 laps Friday in his Carolina Nut Company/Hansen's Welding DRC/Stanton Chevy. He was trailed at the checkered flag by Chase Stockon, Gardner, Robert Ballou and R.J. Johnson.

 Clauson's wire-to-wire 30-lap Saturday victory in the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing - Chevy Performance Beast/Kistler saw Dave Darland take second ahead of Bacon, Mike Spencer and Jon Stanbrough.  The win was car owner Mike Curb's 104th in USAC National competition.

 Bacon ended the season with a 56-point edge over Clauson while Gardner's final margin over Spencer in the USAC/CRA points was 269!

 Final 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,974;
2-Bryan Clauson-1,918;
3-Dave Darland-1,885;
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,765;
5-Chase Stockon-1,637;
6-Tracy Hines-1,537;
7-Justin Grant-1,508;
8-Robert Ballou-1,507;
9-Chris Windom-1,374;
10-C.J. Leary-1,337.

 Final 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-1,373,
2-Mike Spencer-1,104,
3-Matt Mitchell-847,
4-Cody Williams-831,
5-Austin Williams-797,
6-Brody Roa-790,
7-Jake Swanson-687,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-656,
9-Nic Faas-642,
10-Ryan Bernal-526.


JOHNSON EYES "WESTERN WORLD" SOUTHWEST "CAPPER" AT CANYON
from DICK JORDAN USAC
  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.

Noon Nov 16
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS November 15,
 Arziona - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th Hose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

2nd Dave Darland        Winner Bryan Clauson              3rd Brady Bacon

Photo by Rich Forman

BACON TAKES USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR TITLE


  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.072;
2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.157;
3. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-13.170;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.185;
5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.269;
6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.294;
7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.302;
8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.341;
9. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.353;
10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.361;
11. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-13.368;
12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-13.431;
13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.443;
14. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.511;
15. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.552;
16. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-13.598;
17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.623;
18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.628;
19. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-13.656;
20. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.671;
21. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.697;
22. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.700;
23. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-13.734;
24. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-13.780;
25. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-13.833;
26. Tye Mihocko, 5M, Mihocko-13.942;
27. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-13.997;
28. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-14.047;
29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.388;
30. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-NT;
31. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. C.Williams, 3. Andretti,
4. Spencer, 5. Davis, 6. Leary,
7. Darland, 8. Gansen. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Martin, 2. Clauson, 3. Johnson,
4. Grant, 5. Stockon, 6. Swanson,
7. Hines, 8. Mihocko. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Curtis, 2. Coons, 3. Rossi,
4. Gardner, 5. Ballou, 6. Stanbrough,
7. Hodges. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Windom, 3. Bacon,
4. Thomas, 5. A. Williams, 6. Pierce,
7. Gabbard. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Darland, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Ballou, 5. A. Williams, 6. Leary,
7. Swanson, 8. Gabbard, 9. Pierce, 10. Mihocko, 11. Davis, 12. Hodges,
13. Gansen, 14. Hines. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Mike Spencer,
5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Matt Rossi,
9. Chase Stockon, 10. Robert Ballou, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Jerry Coons, Jr.,
13. C.J. Leary, 14. Matt Mitchell, 15. R.J. Johnson, 16. Austin Williams,
17. Tracy Hines, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Chad Boespflug,
21. Mike Martin, 22. Chris Gansen, 23. Michael Curtis, 24. Jarett Andretti. NT

**L. Williams flipped in Hot Laps.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Clauson.

 FINAL AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,974;
2-Clauson-1,918;
3-Darland-1,885;
4-Stanbrough-1,765;
5-Stockon-1,637;
6-Hines-1,537;
7-Grant-1,508;
8-Ballou-1,507;
9-Windom-1,374;
10-Leary-1,337.

 FINAL AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-1,373,
2-Spencer-1,104,
3-Mitchell-847,
4-C.Williams-831,
5-A.Williams-797,
6-Brody Roa-790,
7-Swanson-687,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-656,
9-Nic Faas-642,
10-Ryan Bernal-526.

Nov 15
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona
- Canyon Speedway Park - 14th AnnualHose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"

Tracy Hines Wins !

Photo by Rich Forman

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-13.759;
2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.855;
3. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-13.859;
4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73x, Ford-13.866;
5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.870;
6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.900;
7. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.932;
8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.935;
9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.975;
10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.015;
11. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.016;
12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.031;
13. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-14.052;
14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.068;
15. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.073;
16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.091;
17. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.123;
18. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.164;
19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.173;
20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 04G, Cook-14.245;
21. Payton Pierce, 18P, Pierce-14.280;
22. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.291;
23. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.291;
24. Charles Davis, Jr., 50AZ, Massey-14.341;
25. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-14.362;
26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.416;
27. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.423;
28. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.448;
29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.468;
30. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.570;
31. Chris Windom, 22B, Weber-14.995;
32. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.030;
33. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.249;
34. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-18.351.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Martin, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierce, 4. Stockon, 5. Sussex, 6. Gansen, 7. Curtis, 8. L. Williams, 9. Mitchell.

  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Ballou, 5. Bacon, 6. Grant, 7. Rossi, 8. C. Williams, 9. Gabbard.

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Reinbold, 2. Andretti, 3. Darland, 4. Bernal, 5. Swanson, 6. Boespflug, 7. Hodges, 8. Windom.

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Coons, 2. Davis, 3. Johnson, 4. Leary, 5. Thomas, 6. A. Williams, 7. Spencer.

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Boespflug, 3. A. Williams, 4. Grant, 5. Bacon,
6. Swanson, 7. Mitchell, 8. Rossi, 9. Spencer, 10. Sussex,
11. Hodges, 12. C. Williams, 13. Windom, 14. Curtis, 15. Gansen,
16. L. Williams, 17. Gabbard.

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Tracy Hines, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Damion Gardner,
4. Robert Ballou, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Kev Thomas, Jr.,
7. B Bacon, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. C.J. Leary,
10. J Grant, 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 12. Bryan Clauson,
13. Matt Mitchell, 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Dave Darland,
16. Cody Williams, 17. J Andretti, 18. J Stanbrough,
19. C Davis, Jr., 20. Austin Williams, 21. A Reinbold,
22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Payton Pierce, 24. Mike Martin.

**Martin flipped on Lap 2 of the feature.
Bernal flipped on Lap 23 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Hines.

   NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,911,
2-Clauson-1,851,
3-Darland-1,819,
4-Stanbrough-1,715,
5-Stockon-1,596,
6-Hines-1,518,
7-Ballou-1,473,
8-Grant-1,453,
9-Windom-1,352,
10-Leary-1,309.

  NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-1,322,
2-Spencer-1,046,
3-Mitchell-814,
4-C.Williams-807,
5-Brody Roa-790,
6-A.Williams-775,
7-Swanson-686,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-656,
9-Nic Faas-642,
10-Bernal-526.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: November 15
- Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th AnnualHose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"


No
v 12
EAST BAY EXPANDS FLORIDA "WINTER DIRT GAMES" TO 6 RACES



from DICK JORDAN USAC
  It's destination Florida for race fans in February. That's nothing new except it has been expanded this year with a three-night AMSOIL USAC National Sprint car weekend at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton February 26-28. An open practice night is on tap February 25.

 These three races are added to the already-announced February 19-21 races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, creating more than $130,000 in prize money up for grabs for USAC participants to kick off the 2014 National campaign! The now six-race "Winter Dirt Games VI" schedule throws a healthy dose of wingless sprint car racing into Florida's season kickoff calendar while making USAC's lone visit to the "Sunshine State" an even stronger trip.

 Damion Gardner, who will lock down his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA title this weekend at Peoria, Ariz., swept a pair of races at East Bay in 2010. Four years earlier the track hosted its initial USAC races, a trio of Ford Focus events.

 The Sprint cars then converged on Ocala for races beginning in 2011 and 2015 marks the fifth straight year that the "Winter Dirt Games" will return to Bubba Raceway Park. Just one week later they will now race at East Bay, closing the track's "Winter Nationals" schedule.

 Ironically, Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson won the 2014 Ocala openers. They run 1-2 in the National standings entering this coming weekend's finales in Arizona.

 "We are delighted to announce these additional February dates for our participants," says series coordinator Jason McCord. "Florida has always been a destination during this time and it's fun to get out of the Midwestern cold and enjoy the sunny atmosphere down south. We have enjoyed great success with the Ocala races and the addition of the East Bay events now enhances the vacation opportunities for our valued fans."

 USAC Sprint racing dates all the way back to USAC's inception (1956), when they competed at West Palm Beach, Jacksonville and Miami. Bob Sweikert won the first USAC Sprint race ever at West Palm Beach.

 The ensuing years have included USAC Championship Car, Silver Crown, Formula 2000, Midget, Sprint, Sports Car and Ford Focus competition as a number of speedways across the state.

 --USAC-



Nov 11
CANYON HOSTS SOUTHWEST FINALES NOV. 20-22
MITCHELL EARNS WEST COAST SPRINT TITLE
LEARY NOTCHES 1ST USAC WIN IN 360 NATIONALS AT PAS

from Dick Jordan USAC
 R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. hopes to close out his 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Championship on a high note November 20-22 in the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. He has a comfortable 116-point lead over Josh Pelkey in the series standings entering the series finales.

 Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. and C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. starred in last weekend's 360 "Oval Nationals" Grudge Series finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

 Mitchell emerged with the 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car title, while Leary earned his initial USAC feature victory in the 30-lap main event.

  Leary passed Bryan Clauson on lap 30 and led the final 11 laps in his Leary Construction/Green Tech Lubricants DRC/Mopar. Clauson finished second ahead of Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd and Mike Spencer while Mitchell's sixth-place finish was enough to claim the 2014 championship. Leary was also the Woodland Auto Display fast qualifier.

 Markus Niemela, the Finnish driver who entered Thursday's race with a chance to catch Mitchell for the championship, escaped injury in a flip during qualifying which ended his bid.

 The West Coast Sprint car regulars will also compete in the November 20-22 Peoria events but no West Coast points are available due to the "special event" status.

 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.

SPRINTS CLOSE WITH 14TH "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC" AT PEORIA;
BALLOU "SWEEPS" 19TH BUDWEISER "OVAL NATIONALS"

from Dick Jordan USAC
 This weekend's 14th Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. concludes the 2014 USAC AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car series seasons. Championships will be determined at the close of Saturday night's events at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

 Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. (National) and Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. (USAC/CRA) sit atop their respective point standings entering the two-night program. Bacon's lead over Bryan Clauson and Dave Darland stands at 53 and 78 points with enough points to create opportunity for the chasers. Gardner's lead over runner-up Mike Spencer is a comfortable 210 points as he wraps up what will be his third series title.

 Robert Ballou of Rocklin, Calif. stamped himself as the odds-on favorite for this weekend's races after registering a "clean sweep" of last weekend's lucrative 19th Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All-Coast Construction at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

  Ballou's 40-lap victory Saturday night was worth $20,000 to his Blakesley Auto/Deaton's Waterfront Services Maxim/Ott team. He led the last 10 laps after passing Spencer on lap 31. He interrupted a race-long battle for the lead between C.J. Leary and Spencer, who traded the lead back and forth for the first 30 laps. Trailing the second-place Spencer at the finish were Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland and Ryan Bernal.

 Ballou led the first four and last 17 laps Friday to beat Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Darland (who led nine laps) and Leary.

 Leary was Friday's Billy Wilkerson Woodland Auto Display fast qualifier while Gardner earned a similar award for Saturday's qualifying effort.

 Brody Roa was injured during Wednesday's practice session, but was released from a local hospital after treatment.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-1,868;
2-Bryan Clauson-1,815;
3-Dave Darland-1,790;
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,690;
5-Chase Stockon-1,532;
6-Tracy Hines-1,452;
7-Justin Grant-1,418;
8-Robert Ballou-1,412;
9-Chris Windom-1,351;
10-C.J. Leary-1,268.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-1,255,
2-Mike Spencer-1,045,
3-Brody Roa-790,
4-Matt Mitchell-787,
5-Cody Williams-786,
6-Austin Williams-760,
7-Jake Swanson-660,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-656,
9-Nic Faas-642,
10-Ryan Bernal-508.


Nov 9
USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:
November 8, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway -
19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction

 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS: (Minus top-6 Friday points - no points) 1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.577; 2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.619; 3. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.687; 4. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.813; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.822; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.828; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.838; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.855; 9. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.923; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.954; 11. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.967; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.980; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.003; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.009; 15. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.016; 16. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.023; 17. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-17.044; 18. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-17.059; 19. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.076; 20. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.100; 21. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.104; 22. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.122; 23. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.240; 24. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.244; 25. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.245; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.290; 27. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.334; 28. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.371; 29. Greg Alexander, 72, Henry-17.381; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.413; 31. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.437; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.456; 33. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.496; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.501; 35. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.532; 36. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.557; 37. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.633; 38. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.640; 39. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.661; 40. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.714; 41. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.830; 42. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.845; 43. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.962; 44. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.046; 45. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.521; 46. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-18.624; 47. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blair-18.646;

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Mitchell,
4. Johnson, 5. Swanson, 6. Faria,
7. Alexander, 8. Bezio. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Stockon, 3. Grant,
4. R. Gardner, 5. Thomas, 6. Boespflug,
7. Rossi, 8. Andretti. 2:58.72

 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. A. Williams, 2. Clauson, 3. C. Williams,
4. Hagen, 5. Ensign, 6. Copeland,
7. Ballard, 8. Gaunt. NT

 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R. Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Pelkey,
4. Faas, 5. Adams, 6. Hansen,
7. T. Williams, 8. J. Vander Weerd. NT

 
"SUPER 6 DASH": (6 laps)
1. Dave Darland (71P, Phillips),
2. Mike Spencer (50, Chaffin),
3. C.J. Leary (30, Leary),
4. Robert Ballou (12x, Ballou),
5. Jon Stanbrough (37RW, Dutcher),
6. Brady Bacon (69, Dynamics). 1:46.20

 
FIRST B MAIN: (12 laps)
1. Pelkey, 2. Johnson, 3. Thomas, 4. Gaunt,
5. Faas, 6. Mitchell, 7. R. Gardner, 8. L. Williams,
9. Bender, 10. Curtis, 11. Sweeney, 12. Ellertson,
13. Liggett, 14. Copeland, 15. Everhart, 16. Henry,
17. Bezio, 18. Sibley. NT

 SECOND B MAIN: (12 laps)
1. Faria, 2. Hagen, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug,
5. Ensign, 6. Rossi, 7. C. Williams, 8. Adams,
9. Andretti, 10. Schank, 11. T. Williams, 12. Hurst,
13. Hansen, 14. Ballard, 15. Edwards, 16. Gansen,
17. Sampson, 18. Swanson. NT

 FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Robert Ballou, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Bryan Clauson,
4. Dave Darland, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Damion Gardner,
7. R Vander Weerd, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. J Stanbrough,
10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Chase Stockon, 12. Christ Bell, 13. Darren Hagen, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Dan Faria, Jr., 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Cody Williams,
19. Rickie Gaunt, 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Josh Pelkey, 22. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 23. G Hansen, 24. Geoff Ensign,
25. Nic Faas, 26. Justin Grant. NT

***Henry flipped in the 1st B Main.
Copeland flipped in the 1st B Main.
Faas flipped on Lap 17.
Ensign flipped on Lap 19.
Hansen flipped on Lap 23.
Thomas, Jr. flipped on Lap 25.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Spencer, Lap 6 Leary, Lap 7 Spencer, Laps 8-19 Leary, Laps 20-30 Spencer, Laps 31-40 Ballou.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,868;
2-Clauson-1,815;
3-Darland-1,790;
4-Stanbrough-1,690;
5-Stockon-1,532;
6-Hines-1,452;
7-Grant-1,418;
8-Ballou-1,412;
9-Chris Windom-1,351;
10-Leary-1,268.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-D.Gardner-1,255,
2-Spencer-1,045,
3-Brody Roa-790,
4-Mitchell-787,
5-C.Williams-786,
6-A.Williams-760,
7-Swanson-660,
8-R.Vander Weerd-656,
 9-Faas-642,
10-Bernal-508.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE November 14-15 -
 Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th Hose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic"


USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES  RESULTS: Nov 7, - 
Cal - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals"
- Presented by All-Coast Construction

from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.295;
2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.313;
3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.324;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.413;
5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.467;
6. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.487;
7. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.557;
8. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.573;
9. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-16.605;
10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.651;
11. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.652;
12. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.679;
13. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.719;
14. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.749;
15. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.752;
16. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.773;
17. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.809;
18. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.833;
19. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.835;
20. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.839;
21. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.859;
22. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.862;
23. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.869;
24. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.880;
25. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881;
26. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.899;
27. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-16.916;
28. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.927;
29. Johnathan Henry, 17, Henry-16.958;
30. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.991;
31. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.005;
32. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.010;
33. Shon Deskins, 20s, Deskins-
34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.047;
35. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.058;
36. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.064;
37. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-17.182;
38. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.234;
39. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.264;
40. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.272;
41. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.355;
42. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.359;
43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.406;
44. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.467;
45. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.513;
46. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.640;
47. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.644;
48. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.647;
49. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.658;
50. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.674;
51. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.754;
52. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.807;
53. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.241;
54. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blakesley-18.766;
55. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-NT.

 C MAIN: (10 laps)
1. Hurst, 2. T. Williams, 3. Copeland, 4. Schank,
5. Ballard, 6. Bender, 7. Andretti, 8. Sibley,
9. Edwards, 10. Sweeney, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart,
13. Sampson, 14. Ellertson. 3:01.09

  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. R. Gardner, 3. Johnson,
4. C. Williams, 5. Hagen, 6. Liggett,
7. Faria, 8. Leary. 2:54.71
   
  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Grant,
4. Boespflug, 5. Rossi, 6. J. Vander Weerd,
7. Curtis, 8. D. Gardner. NT

  THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bell, 2. Bernal, 3. Spencer,
4. Darland, 5. Ensign, 6. R. Vander Weerd,
7. Hansen, 8. Deskins. 2:56.30

  FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Gaunt,
4. Mitchell, 5. Alexander, 6. Martin,
7. L. Williams, 8. Henry. NT

  FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Pelkey, 2. Hines, 3. Swanson,
4. Clauson, 5. A. Williams, 6. Faas,
7. Bezio, 8. Adams. 3:02.06

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Leary, 2. Hagen, 3. Faria,
4. R. Vander Weerd, 5. A. Williams, 6. Rossi,
7. Faas, 8. Liggett, 9. D. Gardner,
10. Ensign, 11. J. Vander Weerd, 12. Alexander,
13. Henry, 14. Adams, 15. Bezio,
16. Schank, 17. Copeland, 18. Hurst,
19. Curtis, 20. T. Williams, 21. Martin,
22. Hansen, 23. Deskins, 24. L. Williams. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Robert Ballou, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Jon Stanbrough,
4. Dave Darland, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Bryan Clauson,
7. Mike Spencer, 8. Rich Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Bernal,
10. Chris Bell, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Dan Faria, Jr.,
13. Ronnie Gardner, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Justin Grant,
16. Damion Gardner, 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Darrn Hagen,
19. K Thomas, Jr., 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Cody Williams,
22. Josh Pelkey, 23. Chad Boespflug, 24. Rickie Gaunt,
25. Austin Williams, 26. Jake Swanson. 9:24.75


***Colston flipped in Qualifying.
Leary flipped in Heat 1.
D. Gardner flipped in Heat 2.
L. Williams flipped in the Semi.
Hansen flipped in the Semi.


FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-4 Ballou,
Laps 5-13 Darland,
Laps 14-30 Ballou.
 
 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1- Bacon-1,829;
2-Clauson-1,761;
3-Darland-1,739;
4-Stanbrough-1,654;
5-Stockon-1,501;
6-Hines-1,433;
7-Grant-1,405;
8-Ballou-1,352;
9-Chris Windom-1,351;
10-Leary-1,243.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-D.Gardner-1,210,
2-Spencer-982,
3-Brody Roa-790,
4-Mitchell-786,
5-C.Williams-769,
6-A.Williams-737,
7-Swanson-659,
8-Faas-629,
9-R.Vander Weerd-614,
10-L.Williams-465.

 NEXT USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE:
 November 8 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" -
Presented by All-Coast Construction

Nov 8
USAC WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 6,
 Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - The Grudge Series

from USAC
  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) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Darren Hagen, 9. Danny Faria Jr., 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Johnathon Henry, 12. Landon Hurst, 13. Charles Davis Jr., 14. Mike Martin, 15. Troy Rutherford, 16. Ryan Bernal, 17. Colby Copeland, 18. Shon Deskins, 19. Michael Curtis, 20. Jon Stanbrough, 21. Dave Darland, 22. Austin Liggett, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Christopher Bell. NT

 **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 WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Mitchell-709, 2-Niemela-632, 3-R.Vander Weerd-603, 4-Faria-540, 5-Bernal-539, 6-J.Vander Weerd-535, 7-Rutherford-534, 8-Liggett-513, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: November 20-22 - "Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual "Western World Championships"

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event": November 20-22 - "Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual "Western World Championships"


EXCITING ELDORA DOUBLEHEADER ANNOUNCED FOR AMSOIL SPRINTS MAY 8-9
from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Speedway, Indiana........Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio has long been an important venue for all three of USAC's national racing divisions, most notably with the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. That will continue in 2015, as the speedway announced a potent combination to pair the USAC Sprint Cars with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars for a doubleheader May 8-9. Additionally, the popular "Four Crown Nationals" will return in September.

 Over its first 61 seasons, tradition and innovation have played a huge role in Eldora Speedway's growth. Tradition will again be served in 2015 through the return of Eldora's signature major events, while the innovative twist includes another first in the industry.

 Over the weekend of Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, Eldora will pull together the USAC and WoO brands in a complete doubleheader both nights. Each group sets the nation's standard for their brand of Sprint Car racing and each have a storied history - not only at Eldora - but throughout the country, yet, never before have they been featured together on the same card, the same night.

  And, in keeping with Eldora's tradition of offering the best drivers in the world at the most affordable price, tickets for the historic event will be just $25 for general admission seating.

 In addition to the May 8 & 9 blockbuster, the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars will return on Saturday, September 26 to compete in the "Four Crown Nationals" along with the Honda National Midgets and Silver Crown Series. The WoO Sprints will be on hand Friday, September 25 to kick off the long-established event.

 Further schedule information will be released up to the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis December 11-13. Stay tuned to USACracing.com for updates!

--USAC--

Nov 4
360 OVAL NATIONALS FEATURE WEST COAST/SOUTHWEST SPRINTS
 JOHNSON ADDS QUEEN CREEK TO VICTORY LIST

from Dick Jordan
 Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. leads the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars into Thursday night's series finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, seeking his initial USAC driving title. He has a 28-point lead over Finnish driver Markus Niemela entering the opening event in this year's 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" presented by All-Coast Construction.

 Thursday night's race also carries USAC Southwest Sprint sanction, although their points will not change as the race is listed as a "special" non-points race.

 Mitchell's only 2014 victory came in the recent outing at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., but he has a half-dozen other "top-five" finishes this year. Niemela has a second, a pair of thirds and a fourth in a dozen starts this season and is seeking his first career win Thursday.

 The 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" continues Friday and Saturday with AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint competition at the PAS.

 USAC Southwest Sprint Car point leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. led the final 18 laps in his Michaels entry to win Saturday night's 30-lap feature at Arizona Speedway. He passed Charles Davis Jr. on lap 13 and led the rest of the way to beat Aaron Reutzel, Josh Pelkey, Mike Martin and Matt Rossi. Nick Aiuto led the first two laps and Davis the next 10 before Johnson took over.

 Johnson's victory was his 18th in USAC competition in the Grand Canyon State, which leads the career list.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Matt Mitchell-659,
2-Markus Niemela-631,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-546,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-530,
5-Ryan Bernal-512,
6-Danny Faria Jr.-500,
7-Troy Rutherford-500,
8-Austin Liggett-490,
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.



BACON, GARDNER LEAD SPRINTS TO "BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS"
from Dick Jordan
 Brady Bacon and Damion Gardner enter this week's 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway with somewhat similar aspirations, but in different circumstances.

 Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla. hopes to protect his AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point lead on the way to what would be his first USAC title, but he has only a 51-point lead over Bryan Clauson and 79-point edge over Dave Darland in the standings.

 Gardner, of Concord, Calif., has a more comfortable 153-point lead over runner-up Mike Spencer as he seeks to capture his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown. Spencer is a five-time USAC/CRA king.

 Both series are involved in this weekend's events at Perris and then conclude with the November 14-15 14th Annual "Hose Advantage Store Hall of Fame Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

 Thursday's Perris 360 Oval Nationals kick off this week's action at the PAS, featuring the West Coast and Southwest Sprint series, while the National and USAC/CRA series combine for Friday and Saturday events in the program presented by All-Coast Construction.

 Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., who already has surpassed Tom Bigelow's all-time USAC National series record of 52 wins by posting his 53rd victory earlier this season at Kokomo, Ind., is the defending "Budweiser Oval Nationals" winner and won the same title in 2005 and 2006. He could become the first driver to win it four times. Gardner won it in 2009 and 2011, while Spencer won the 2012 running. Chris Windom was the 2010 champion, while Bud Kaeding won it three times (2001-02-07), Cory Kruseman is a two-time winner (2003-04), Jesse Hockett won in 2008, Tony Jones in 2000, Rickie Gaunt in 1999, Rodney Argo in 1998, Rip Williams in 1997 and Jimmy Sills in 1996.

 The PAS Senior Sprint Cars will also compete Friday and Saturday and the California Lightning Sprints are also on tap Friday.

 So far more than 50 entries have been received for the USAC National and USAC/CRA events, including most of the "top-10" drivers in each series standings.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-1,762,
2-Bryan Clauson-1,711,
3-Dave Darland-1,683,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,588,
5-Chase Stockon-1,474,
6-Tracy Hines-1,401,
7-Justin Grant-1,376,
8-Chris Windom-1,351,
9-Robert Ballou-1,284,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,188.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-1,189,
2-Mike Spencer-936,
3-Brody Roa-790,
4-Cody Williams-751,
5-Matt Mitchell-750,
6-Austin Williams-722,
7-Jake Swanson-640,
8-Nic Faas-628,
9-Richard Vander Weerd-574,
10-Logan Williams-464.



Nov 3
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS: Nov1,
 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway

from USAC
  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
2. Bob Ream Jr. (#22B Weber),
3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
6. Jesse Turner (#11AZ Turner),
7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver),
8. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex). NT

  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
7. James Aragon (#57X Stone). NT

  THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel),
2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
6. Dennis Rodriguez (#29X Colquette),
7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Aaron Reutzel, 3. Josh Pelkey,
4. Mike Martin, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Tye Mihocko,
7. Nick Aiuto, 8. Bob Ream Jr., 9. Charles Davis Jr.,
10. Shon Deskins, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. B St. James,
13. Brian Hosford, 14. James Aragon, 15. D Rodriguez,
16. Jesse Turner, 17. Lonnie Oliver, 18. Josh Shipley,
19. Andy Reinbold, 20. Ronnie Clark, 21. Stevie Sussex. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Aiuto, Laps 3-12 Davis, Laps 13-30 Johnson.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-1,259,
2-Pelkey-1,143,
3-Davis-1,117,
4-Rossi-1,040,
5-Martin-993,
6-Deskins-977,
7-Mihocko-893,
8-Curtis-685,
9-Aiuto-663,
10-Reinbold-656.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE:
November 6 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway (SE)
Oct 2014
Oct 28
JOHNSON LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Arizona Speedway is the next target for USAC's Southwest Sprint Cars as drivers R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. continue their battle for supremacy in one of America's most hotly-contested motorsports series.

 All three combatants have fared well at the one-third dirt oval at ET Motopark southeast of Phoenix. Johnson has three wins, a fourth and a fifth in the five previous appearances there. Pelkey has a win, a second, two thirds and a sixth, while Davis has a win, two seconds and two fourths.

 Johnson's point lead stands at 116 points over Pelkey so his position at the top of the standings won't change Saturday, but the margin could. A total of 74 points are available at each event and, with four points races remaining on the 2014 calendar, things could change quickly.

 The series competes in a "non-points" special event November 6 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway before closing with three point races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. November 20-21-22.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,193,
2-Josh Pelkey-1,077,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072,
4-Matt Rossi-979,
5-Shon Deskins-940,
6-Mike Martin-930,
7-Tye Mihocko-844,
8-Michael Curtis-649,
9-Andy Reinbold-640,
10-Nick Aiuto-613.

Oct 23
6TH "WINTER DIRT GAMES" FEBRUARY 18-21 AT OCALA
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 "Winter Dirt Games VI" will showcase USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car stars in three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. February 19-20-21. An open practice session is scheduled February 18 and February 22 is reserved as a rain date.

  The Ocala events are set to kick off USAC's 2015 racing season but additional events in the Sunshine State are also under negotiation and may be announced in the weeks ahead.

 Bubba Raceway Park's 3/8-mile D-shaped oval presents a unique challenge for those who compete there and the USAC races there have provided race fans with numerous memorable events since 2010.

 Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson opened the 2014 AMSOIL National Sprint series with Ocala victories and they now stand 1-2 in the battle for the championship entering the final events on the west coast.

 Clauson also won the 2013 opener, but Tracy Hines swept rounds two and three. Damion Gardner and Darren Hagen scored 2012 Ocala wins, while Gardner won twice there in 2011 and Clauson also scored that year. Gardner, who appears headed for the 2014 USAC/CRA title, swept the two "Winter Dirt Games" features at East Bay Raceway Park in 2010.

 Florida has offered a "winter" destination for USAC participants ever since the debut of USAC in 1956. The first USAC Sprint race ever held saw 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert win at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach. Chuck Weyant and Pat O'Connor scored wins that year at Jacksonville and Miami respectively.

  Larry Dickson swept a pair of Sprint races at Hollywood in 1970 and Rich Vogler was the Sprint winner at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 1987.

 In 2005, Dave Steele won at Orlando's Speed World. Then came the "Winter Dirt Games" in 2010 at Gibsonton.

 "I'm always to ready to get going early in the year," says series point leader Bacon. "The Ocala track is unique, with different character from one corner to the other, and we've run good there in the past. Ocala is a great way to kick off the year and it's always nice to leave the cold, snowy climate in Indiana back home while we enjoy the sunshine in Florida." Bacon pilots the Dynamics, Inc. Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar. The Dynamics, Inc. team is the all-time leader in terms of USAC National Sprint Car wins with 86.

 The entire 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule is expected to be released the weekend at USAC's "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Ind. December 12.

--USAC--


Oct 21
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK NOVEMBER 1
SUSSEX WINS "HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL AT CANYON

from DICK JORDAN  USAC
 R.J. Johnson's pursuit of the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship will resume November 1 with an appearance at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He emerged from last Saturday night's race at Peoria, Ariz. with a 116-point margin over Josh Pelkey in the new standings.

 Stevie Sussex of Tempe, Ariz. led all 30 laps to win Saturday's "Hank Arnold Memorial" at Canyon Speedway Park. Mike Martin finished second ahead of Matt Rossi, Charles Davis Jr. and Pelkey. Johnson was sixth.

 ]Three of Johnson's nine wins this year have come at Queen Creek, while Davis and Pelkey have also scored victories there.

 ]2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,193,
2-Josh Pelkey-1,077,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072,
4-Matt Rossi-979,
5-Shon Deskins-940,
6-Mike Martin-930,
7-Tye Mihocko-844,
8-Michael Curtis-649,
9-Andy Reinbold-640,
10-Nick Aiuto-613.

Oct19
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS: Oct 18, 
Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "Hank Arnold Memorial"

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-15.295;
2. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-15.344;
3. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-15.380;
4. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-15.395;
5. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-15.439;
6. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-15.487;
7. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.489;
8. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.636;
9. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-15.781;
10. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-15.904;
11. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-15.937;
12. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.996;
13. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-16.303;
14. Mark Morin, 28, Morin-16.346;
15. Justin Quinn, 93, Quinn-16.673;
16. Glenn Styres, OG, Styres-17.726.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. St. James, 2. Sussex, 3. Martin,
4. Deskins, 5. Johnson, 6. Hosford,
7. Lundy, 8. Quinn. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ogle, 2. Mihocko, 3. Rossi,
4. Davis, 5. Curtis, 6. Pelkey,
7. Styres, 8. Morin. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Stevie Sussex, 2. Mike Martin, 3. Matt Rossi,
4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. R.J. Johnson,
7. Bruce St. James, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Shon Deskins,
10. Michael Curtis, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Tye Mihocko,
13. Glenn Styres, 14. Justin Quinn, 15. Matt Lundy,
16. Mark Morin.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Sussex.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-1,193,
2-Pelkey-1,077, 3-Davis-1,072,
4-Rossi-979,
5-Deskins-940,
6-Martin-930,
7-Mihocko-844,
8-Curtis-649,
9-Andy Reinbold-640,
10-Nick Aiuto-613.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE:
 November 11 - Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway


Oct 14
WEST COAST SPRINTS CLOSE AT PERRIS NOV. 6
BERNAL WINS "COTTON CLASSIC" SPECIAL EVENT AT TULARE

from Dick Jordan USAC
 Matt Mitchell will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint Car series to its final 2014 event November 6 in the opening race of this year's "Budweiser Oval Nationals" program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

 Mitchell has a 28-point lead over Markus Niemela in the current standings, which were not affected by last Saturday's "non-points" race at Tulare, Calif.

  USAC Western Classic Sprint car point leader Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap West Coast Sprint "Cotton Classic" at Thunderbowl Raceway. Piloting the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S, Bernal passed Austin Liggett on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps to beat Geoff Ensign, Danny Faria Jr., Jake Swanson and Richard Vander Weerd.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Matt Mitchell-659,
2-Markus Niemela-631,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-546,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-530,
5-Ryan Bernal-512,
6-Danny Faria Jr.-500,
7-Troy Rutherford-500,
8-Austin Liggett-490,
9-Nic Faas-465,
10-Dennis Howell-399.

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BACK TO CANYON SATURDAY
PELKEY WINS PRESCOTT VALLEY'S
"RICK STEWART MEMORIAL"

from Dick Jordan USAC
 USAC Southwest Sprint Car series runner-up Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. stormed to victory in Saturday night's 40-lap "Rick Stewart Memorial" at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. This coming Saturday he and the Southwest series regulars will tackle Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. in the "Hank Arnold Memorial."

 Pelkey and the Robbie and Gaye Allen ABC Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts Maxim/Advanced entry passed series point leader R.J. Johnson on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps for Saturday's win. Matt Rossi took second at the checkered flag ahead of Stevie Sussex, Mike Martin and Charles Davis Jr. as Johnson finished sixth after leading the first 25 laps

 Pelkey stands 123 points behind Johnson in the new standings entering this Saturday's race at Peoria. Charles Davis Jr. is third in the points, just eight behind Pelkey.

 In six starts this year at Peoria, Pelkey has a pair of feature victories.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,144;
2-Josh Pelkey-1,021,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,013,
4-Matt Rossi-919,
5-Shon Deskins-893,
6-Mike Martin-867,
7-Tye Mihocko-808,
8-Andy Reinbold-640,
9-Nick Aiuto-613,
10-Michael Curtis-611.

Oct 13
USAC WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR  RESULTS October 11,
 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway - 28th "Cotton Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.500;
2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.718;
3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.763;
4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.776;
5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.855;
6. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.862;
7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.868;
8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.929;
9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-16,038;
10. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.057;
11. Kolby Araki, 30K, Araki-16.386;
12. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-16.553;
13. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.604;
14. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.641;
15. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.713;
16. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Hogginbotham-16.796;
17. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-16.939;
18. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-17.274.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ensign,
4. Carter, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Adams. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. R.Vander Weerd,
4. Botelho, 5. Araki. 6. Day. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Marcham, 2. Swanson, 3. Liggett,
4. Ky.Shaw, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Sibley. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Danny Faria Jr.,
4. Jake Swanson, 5. R Vander Weerd, 6. J Vander Weerd,
7. Max Adams, 8. Trey Marcham, 9. Kyler Shaw,
10. Kolby Araki, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Koen Shaw,
13. Jeff Bothelo, 14. Matt Day, 15. Trent Carter,
16. Bud Kaeding, 17. Austin Liggett, 18. Greg Higginbotham. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-14 Liggett,
Laps 15-30 Bernal

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:
November 6 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BACK TO CANYON SATURDAY;
PELKEY WINS PRESCOTT VALLEY'S
"RICK STEWART MEMORIAL"

from Dick Jordan USAC
 USAC Southwest Sprint Car series runner-up Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. stormed to victory in Saturday night's 40-lap "Rick Stewart Memorial" at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. This coming Saturday he and the Southwest series regulars will tackle Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. in the "Hank Arnold Memorial."

 Pelkey and the Robbie and Gaye Allen ABC Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts Maxim/Advanced entry passed series point leader R.J. Johnson on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps for Saturday's win. Matt Rossi took second at the checkered flag ahead of Stevie Sussex, Mike Martin and Charles Davis Jr. as Johnson finished sixth after leading the first 25 laps

 Pelkey stands 123 points behind Johnson in the new standings entering this Saturday's race at Peoria. Charles Davis Jr. is third in the points, just eight behind Pelkey.

 In six starts this year at Peoria, Pelkey has a pair of feature victories.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,144;
2-Josh Pelkey-1,021,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,013,
4-Matt Rossi-919,
5-Shon Deskins-893,
6-Mike Martin-867,
7-Tye Mihocko-808,
8-Andy Reinbold-640,
9-Nick Aiuto-613,
10-Michael Curtis-611.


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS October 11 Arizona
- Prescott Valley Raceway - "Rick Stewart Memorial"

from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
3. M Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
4. A  (#19 Underwood),
5. C Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
6. G Styres (#0G Styres). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
2. B St. James (#7K St. James),
3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Matt Rossi,
3. Stevie Sussex, 4. Mike Martin,
5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. R.J. Johnson,
7. Bruce St. James, 8. Nick Aiuto,
9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Brian Hosford,
11. Tye Mihocko, 12. Glenn Styres,
13. Michael Curtis, 14. Mike Bonneau,
15. Mark Morin, 16. Andy Reinbold,
17. Mike Colegrove, 18 Shon Deskins. NT

 *Reinbold flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-25 Johnson,
Laps 26-40 Pelkey.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johson-1,144;
2-Pelkey-1,021,
3-Davis-1,013,
4-Rossi-919,
5-Deskins-893,
6-Martin-867,
7-Mihocko-808,
8-Reinbold-640,
9-Aiuto-613,
10-Curtis-611.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE:
 October 18 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park


Oct 7
BERNAL CLOSES WESTERN CLASSIC TITLE WITH PETALUMA WIN

from Dick Jordan
 Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. is the 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion. Saturday night he piloted the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S to victory at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway scoring his fifth win in eight starts!

 Bernal passed Shawn Arriaga on lap four and led the rest of the way. Geoff Ensign finished second ahead of Frankie Guerrini, Bradley Terrell and Terry Schank Jr.

 Bernal's win gave him a 168-point margin over runner-up Matt Mitchell in the final series standings.

 Final 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-501,
2-Matt Mitchell-333,
3-Nic Faas-324,
4-Rchard Vander Weerd-303,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-280,
6-Marty Hawkins-278,
7-Austin Liggett-232,
8-Scott Hall-215,
9-Jeff Sibley-212,
10-Markus Niemela-211


JOHNSON EYES SATURDAY'S SW RACE AT PRESCOTT VALLEY
from Dick Jordan
 One track that hasn't fallen to R.J. Johnson's grasp this season is Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway, Saturday's host to the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

 Actually Johnson's two worst outings in his 17 starts this year both came at Prescott Valley, where he has posted a sixth and a 20th! He's won at five of the other tracks contested this year, accounting for a total of nine wins! The only other track he hasn't won at is Central Arizona Raceway where he finished third behind winner Charles Davis Jr. in the most recent Southwest outing.

 Davis, who sits 130 points behind Johnson in the latest standings, has four wins and four seconds in 17 starts so far this season.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,089,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-959,
3-Josh Pelkey-950,
4-Shon Deskins-870,
5-Matt Rossi-849,
6-Mike Martin-811,
7-Tye Mihocko-769,
8-Andy Reinbold-614,
9-Michael Curtis-581,
10-Nick Aiuto-570.


Oct 6
USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 4,
- Petaluma, California - Petaluma Spdwy

from USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-13.998;
2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.410;
3. Sparky Howard, 6, Howard-14.467;
4. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-14.553;
5. Joe Stornetta, 9N, Lathrop-14.597;
6. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.698;
7. Shawn Arriaga, 56J, Arriaga-14.710;
8. Frankie Guerrini, 27, Thomas-14.717;
9. Bradley Terrell, 3X, Dupont-14.739;
10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.767;
11. Jason McIntosh, 33, McIntosh-14.783;
12. Paul Alonso, 1P, Alonso-14.820;
13. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.823;
14. Tommy Laliberte, 56X, Thomas-14.929;
15. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-14.914;
16. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.000;
17. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-15.197;
18. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.582;
19. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-16.146;
20. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Rollag, 2. Ensign, 3. Adams, 4. Arriaga, 5. Richardson, 6. Sibley, 7. Hall. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Stornetta, 3. Guerrini, 4. McIntosh, 5. Brenton, 6. Laliberte, 7. Deshaies. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Schank, 2. Terrell, 3. Alonso, 4. Hawkins, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Howard. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Frankie Guerrini, 4. Bradley Terrell,
5. Terry Schank Jr., 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. Joe Stornetta, 8. Brett Rollag,
9. Max Adams, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. Sparky Howard, 12. Adam Brenton,
13. Paul Alonso, 14. Eli Deshaies, 15. Greg Higginbotham, 16. Jason McIntosh,
17. Jim Richardson, 18. Shawn Arriaga, 19. Scott Hall. NT

**Hall flipped during practice.
Howard flipped during the third heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-3 Arriaga,
Laps 4-30 Bernal

 FINAL WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal-501,
2-Matt Mitchell-333,
3-Nic Faas-324,
4-Rchard Vander Weerd-303,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-280,
6-Hawkins-278,
7-Austin Liggett-232,
8-Hall-215,
9-Sibley-212,
10-Markus Niemela-211.
Sept 2014
Sept 28
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "SPECIAL EVENT" SPRINT CAR RESULTS: September 27,
- Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Raceway Park - "Brawl for it All
"
from USAC

      RACING PROGRAM RAINED OUT


NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: October 11 - Prescott Valley, AZ - Prescott Valley Raceway



AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: Sept27, 
-  Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway - City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals"

from USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.985;
2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.035;
3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.036;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.074;
5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.229;
6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.260;
7. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-14.311;
8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.312;
9. Daron Clayton, 92k, Clayton-14.315;
10. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.315;
11. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.330;
12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-14.330;
13. Thomas Meseraull, 18x, Keen-14.347;
14. Hunt Schuerenberg, 20N, Nolen/Schuerenberg-14.354;
15. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.363;
16. Scotty Weir, 27a, Elson-14.420;
17. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-14.442;
18. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.466;
19. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.483;
20. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.517;
21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-14.517;
22. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532;
23. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.560;
24. Drew Abel, 04, Abel-14.688;
25. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Coomer-14.747;
26. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-14.795;
27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.803;
28. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.986;
29. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-15.293;
30. Dwayne Spille, 71, Spille-15.842;
31. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-16.101;
32. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-NT.

 FIRST HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Meseraull,
3. Darland, 4. Ballou,
5. Grant, 6. Clayton,
7. Hewitt, 8. Goodnight. 1:56.13

 SECOND HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Leary, 2. Clauson,
3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stanbrough,
5. Andretti, 6. Robbins,
7. Westerfield, 8. Spille. 1:53.17

 THIRD HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. Coons,
3. Jarrett, 4. Hines,
5. Haudenschild, 6. Weber,
7. Simon, 8. Hery. NT

 FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Cottle,
3. Stockon, 4. Windom,
5. Weir, 6. Moffatt,
7. Abel, 8. Abrams. 1:58.62

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Haudenschild, 2. Grant,
3. Clayton, 4. Andretti,
5. Weir, 6. Simon,
7. Robbins, 8. Westerfeld,
9. Hewitt, 10. Moffatt,
11. Abrams, 12. Abel,
13. Goodnight,14. Spille,
15. Weber. 3:11.92

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Brady Bacon,
3. Tracy Hines, 4. Justin Grant,
5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Chase Stockon,
7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Robert Ballou,
9. Chris Windom, 10. Dave Darland,
11. Jac Haudenschild, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg,
13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Daron Clayton,
15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Scotty Weir,
17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 18. Thomas Meseraull,
19. C.J. Leary, 20. Logan Jarrett,
21. Landon Simon, 22. Shane Cottle. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Clauson.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Brady-1,762,
2-Clauson-1,711,
3-Darland-1,683,
4-Stanbrough-1,588,
5-Stockon-1,474,
6-Hines-1,401,
7-Grant-1,376,
8-Windom-1,351,
9-Ballou-1,284,
10-Schuerenberg-1,188.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
November 6-7 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway -
"Budweiser Oval Nationals"


Sept 25
WEST/SOUTHWEST USAC COMBO RACE AT CANYON SATURDAY;
DAVIS GRABS CASA GRANDE GOLD

from DICK JORDAN USAC
            Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts a USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car combo this Saturday, featuring cars and stars of two USAC Western racing series.

 R.J. Johnson leads the Southwest series into the full points race while Matt Mitchell is the current leader in the West Coast series which eyes this event as a special "non-points" race.

 Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. wheeled the Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services RSS/Ott to victory in last Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Matt Rossi took the runner-up spot ahead of R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin.

 Davis' victory halted Johnson's five-race winning streak in the Southwest series. Johnson enjoys a 130-point lead over runner-up Davis going into Saturday's race at Peoria.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Matt Mitchell-659,
2-Markus Niemela-631,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-546,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-530,
5-Ryan Bernal-512,
6-Danny Faria Jr.-500,
7-Troy Rutherford-500,
8-Austin Liggett-490,
9-Nic Faas-465,
10-Dennis Howell-399.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,089,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-959,
3-Josh Pelkey-950,
4-Shon Deskins-870,
5-Matt Rossi-849,
6-Mike Martin-811,
7-Tye Mihocko-769,
8-Andy Reinbold-615,
9-Michael Curtis-581,
10-Nick Aiuto-570



Sept 24
LAWRENCEBURG'S "FALL NATIONALS" SATURDAY;
LATE-RACE CHARGE EARNS BACON "4-CROWN" VICTORY

from Dick Jordan USAC
 This Saturday's "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway finds a three-way battle for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series point lead before the series heads west for its traditional closers in California and Arizona. The Lawenceburg race is co-sanctioned by MSCS.

 Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. extended his lead to 51 points with Sunday's 30-lap "4-Crown Nationals" victory at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Bryan Clauson vaulted past Dave Darland into the runner-up point spot after his second-place finish. Darland managed a 13th-place finish despite enduring a disappointing weekend which featured a "back-up" car and no qualifying time that relegated him to the last starting spot in the feature.

  Bacon's victory in the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar was a USAC record 85th in National competition for the Dynamics, Inc. team.

 Justin Grant took third in Sunday's race which had been postponed from Saturday following an interruption during the proceedings due to rain. Tracy Hines was fourth at the checkered flag ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg.

 The weekend featured eight Sprint car flips but no driver injuries. The final flip involved Robert Ballou, who had led the first 27 laps of the race before tangling with Clauson after losing the lead to Bacon.

 Darland's deficit to leader Bacon has grown to 56 points as he slipped five points behind Clauson in the new standings.

 Justin Grant, who sits seventh in the latest standings, won the April race at Lawrenceburg.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-1,694,
2-Bryan Clauson-1,643,
3-Dave Darland-1,638,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,536,
5-Chase Stockon-1,423,
6-Tracy Hines-1,338,
7-Justin Grant-1,320,
8-Chris Windom-1,310,
9-Robert Ballou-1,240,
10-C.J. Leary-1,162.


WEST/SOUTHWEST COMBO RACE AT CANYON SATURDAY;
DAVIS GRABS CASA GRANDE GOLD

from Dick Jordan USAC
  Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts a USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car combo this Saturday, featuring cars and stars of two USAC Western racing series.

 R.J. Johnson leads the Southwest series into the full points race while Matt Mitchell is the current leader in the West Coast series which eyes this event as a special "non-points" race.

 Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. wheeled the Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services RSS/Ott to victory in last Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Matt Rossi took the runner-up spot ahead of R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin.

 Davis' victory halted Johnson's five-race winning streak in the Southwest series. Johnson enjoys a 129-point lead over runner-up Pelkey going into Saturday's race at Peoria.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Matt Mitchell-659,
2-Markus Niemela-631,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-546,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-530,
5-Ryan Bernal-512,
6-Danny Faria Jr.-500,
7-Troy Rutherford-500,
8-Austin Liggett-490,
9-Nic Faas-465,
10-Dennis Howell-399.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,089,
2-Josh Pelkey-960,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-959,
4-Shon Deskins-890,
5-Matt Rossi-849,
6-Mike Martin-811,
7-Tye Mihocko-769,
8-Andy Reinbold-615,
9-Michael Curtis-582,
10-Nick Aiuto-570


CLASSIC SPRINTS AT PETALUMA OCTOBER 4;
BERNAL ADDS MARYSVILLE VICTORY

from Dick Jordan USAC
 The USAC Western Classic Sprint Cars focus on their next event - October 4 at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway - after point leader Ryan Bernal's latest series win last Saturday at Marysville, Calif.

 Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Marysville Raceway Park. He passed Adam Brenton on lap 19 and led the final 12 laps to beat Max Adams, Scott Hall, Mark Tabor Jr. and Brenton.

 Brenton led 15 laps and Austin Liggett three before Bernal took over.

 The victory was Bernal's fourth in seven Classic outings so far this season.

 2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-428,
2-Matt Mitchell-333,
3-Nic Faas-324,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-303,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-280,
6-Austin Liggett-232,
7-Marty Hawkins-227,
8-Markus Niemela-211,
9-Scott Hall-198,
10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.




Sept 23
USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CARn RESULTS: September 20, -
California - Marysville Raceway Park

from USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Josh Vieira, 3V, Vieira-14.324;
2. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-14.514;
3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.581;
4. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-14.599;
5. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-14.609;
6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.737;
7. Cort Dozier, 97, Dozier-14.973;
8. Mark Tabor Jr., 38N, Tabor-15.073;
9. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-15.145;
10. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.158;
11. Kyle Standley, 54, Hawes-15.164;
12. Tony Godwin, 88G, Godwin-15.392;
13. Cody Spencer, 2, Spencer-NT;
14. Misty Castleberry, 95, Hawes-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Liggett, 2. Brenton, 3. Sibley, 4. Spencer, 5. Standley, 6. Vieira, 7. Dozier. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Adams, 3. Hall, 4. Tabor, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Godwin. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Max Adams, 3. Scott Hall, 4. Mark Tabor Jr.,
5. Adam Brenton, 6. Josh Vieira, 7. Jeff Sibley, 8. Kyle Standley,
9. Cody Spencer, 10. Tony Godwin, 11. Austin Liggett, 12. Greg Higginbotham,
13. Cort Dozier. NT


**Vieira flipped during the first heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Brenton,
Laps 6-8 Liggett,
Laps 9-18 Brenton,
Laps 19-30 Bernal.

 NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal-428,
2-Matt Mitchell-333,
3-Nic Faas-324,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-303,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-280,
6-Liggett-232,
7-Marty Hawkins-227,
8-Markus Niemela-211,
9-Hall-198,
10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

 NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE:
October 4 - Petaluma (CA) Speedway



Sept 22
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS: Sept20-21,
- Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

from USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20)
1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.557; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.595; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.606; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.611; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.634; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.686; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.735; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.736; 9. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-15.844; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.856; 11. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.900; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.920; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.944; 14. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.949; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.037; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.060; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-16.113; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.118; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.138; 20. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.199; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Hewitt-16.204; 22. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.341; 23. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.357; 24. Logan Hupp, 2M, Hupp-16.456; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.488; 26. Scott Hampton, 59, Powell-16.532; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.577; 28. Beau Stewart, 33m, Marshall-16.662; 29. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-16.683; 30. Tyler Hewitt, 24P, Paul-16.810; 31. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.961; 32. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-17.012; 33. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-17.146; 34. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.377; 35. Steve Little, 53, Little-17.880; 36. Brandon Moore, 7M, Moore-17.890; 37. Mike Moore, 1M, Moore-17.920; 38. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-21.755; 39. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-NT; 40. Randy Johns, 27J, Johns-NT.

 FIRST HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20)
1. Clauson, 2. D.Hewitt, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Grant, 7. Miller, 8. Irwin, 9. Hayden, 10. M.Moore. 2:18.57

 SECOND HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20)
1. Swanson, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Cockrum, 6. Westfall, 7. Whited, 8. Hampton, 9. T.Hewitt, 10. Cruea. 2:16.78

 THIRD HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20)
1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug, 5. Hall, 6. Hery, 7. Hastings, 8. Little, 9. Wissmiller. NT

 FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20)
1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Stockon, 5. Hupp, 6. Karraker, 7. Stewart, 8. B.Moore, 9. Andretti, 10. Johns. NT

 REMAINDER OF EVENTS were CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Grant,
2. Mattox, 3. Cockrum,
4. Hampton, 5. Westfall,
6. Hupp. 7. Whited,
8. Irwin. 9. Miller,
10. Cruea, 11. Hery,
12. Hastings, 13. Little,
14. Stewart, 15. T.Hewitt. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon,
2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Justin Grant,
4. Tracy Hines, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg,
6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. C.J. Leary,
8. Chris Windom, 9. Shane Cockrum,
10. Kody Swanson, 11. Matt Westfall,
12. Logan Hupp, 13. Dave Darland,
14. Robert Ballou, 15. Brandon Mattox,
16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Chase Stockon,
18. Steve Irwin, 19. Dallas Hewitt,
20. Brandon Whited, 21. Landon Simon,
22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Scott Hampton,
24. Chad Boespflug. NT

 **Wissmiller flipped during the third heat.
Andretti flipped during the fourth heat.
Stanbrough, Whited and Thomas flipped on lap 2 of the feature.
Stockon flipped on lap 12 of the feature.
Thomas flipped on lap 20 of the feature.
Ballou flipped on lap 28 of the feaure.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-27 Ballou,
Laps 28-30 Bacon.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,694,
2-Clauson-1,643,
3-Darland-1,638,
4-Stanbrough-1,536,
5-Stockon-1,423,
6-Hines-1,338,
7-Grant-1,320,
8-Windom-1,310,
9-Ballou-1,240, \10-Leary-1,162.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
 September 27 - Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS
September 20, - Casa Grande, Arizona - Central Arizona Raceway

from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
5. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley),
6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex),
2. M Martin (#16 Martin),
3. R J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. C Davis Jr. (#50Massey),
5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Matt Rossi, 3. R.J. Johnson,
4. Josh Pelkey, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Andy Reinbold,
7. Ronnie Clark, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Chris Bonneau,
10. Michael Curtis, 11. Mike Colegrove, 12. Brian Hosford, 1
3. Katherine Aragon, 14. Stevie Sussex, 15. Corey Hurley,
16. Bruce St. James, 17. Mike Bonneau, 18. Tye Mihocko. NT

*Mihocko flipped during the first heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Deskins,
Laps 2-3 Pelkey,
Laps 4-9 Sussex,
Laps 10-30 Davis.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-1,089,
2-Pelkey-960,
3-Davis-959,
4-Deskins-890,
5-Rossi-849,
6-Martin-811,
7-Mihocko-769,
8-Reinbold-615,
9-Curtis-582,
10-Nick Aiuto-570.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE October 11
 - Prescott Valley, AZ - Prescott Valley Raceway

Sept 19
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS: Sept18,
 - Indiana - Terre Haute Action Track -
"Jim Hurtubise Classic"

  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-20.064;
2. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-20.192;
3. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.232;
4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-20.341;
5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.360;
6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.460;
7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-20.512;
8. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-20.650;
9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-20.803;
10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.874;
11. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-20.905;
12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-21.066;
13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-21.074;
14. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.083;
15. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-21.128;
16. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-21.365;
17. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-21.412;
18. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-21.436;
19. HSchuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenburg/Nolen-21.521;
20. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-21.784;
21. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-21.848;
22. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-22.446.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Stanbrough 3. Leary. 4. Windom. 5. Jarrett, 6. Thomas, 7. Boespflug. 2:50.28

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Bacon, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Mattox, 6. Short,.7. Andretti. 2:51.81

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Coons, 2. Cottle, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stockon, 5. Haudenschild, 6. Grant, 7. Rose. 2:55.26

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Short,
4. Shane Cottle, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dave Darland,
7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr.,
10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. C.J. Leary,
13. Justin Grant, 14. Kev Thomas Jr., 15. H Schuerenberg,
16. Logan Jarrett, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. B Mattox,
19. Jac Haudenschild, 20. C Boespflug, 21. B Rose.11:34.17
 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-28 Ballou,
Laps 29-30 Bacon.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon               -1,623,
2-Darland           -1,606,
3-Clauson           -1.572,
4-Stanbrough    -1,517,
5-Stockon          -1,399,
6-Hines              -1,276,
7-Windom         -1,263,
8-Grant             -1,260,
9-Ballou            -1,207,
10-Leary          -1,115.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 20 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

Sept 18
ELDORA'S FAVORITE SON JACK HEWITT RETURNS!
"4-CROWN NATIONALS" SATURDAY AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

 from Dick Jordan USAC
    Jack Hewitt, the winningest USAC Silver Crown driver of all time, returns to competition this Saturday, piloting a Six-R Racing Toyota in the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

 It's Jack's first USAC race appearance since his 2002 Sprint car accident at North Vernon, Ind. and as he says "I'm like a kid counting down to Christmas."

 Jack got to try the car Saturday night during a shakedown run at Waynesfield, Ohio and says the team is making a lot of little "tweaks" in preparation for Saturday's race. "I'm going to have fun," he adds, "but I'm also going to do my best. I've had so much support from my many fans and I hope they have fun Saturday too. It's great to be back with Six-R Racing. It'll be like a stroll down memory lane, but it'll be interesting since this is my first ride in a Toyota."

 The winner of 23 Silver Crown races, including eight during the "4-Crown," Jack's last Silver Crown start came at Terre Haute, Ind. in 2002. His last Silver Crown victory was the Tony Bettenhausen 100 in Springfield, Ill. in 2000.

 His last "4-Crown" Silver Crown win closed out one of the most remarkable motor racing achievements of all time, the 1998 event in which he won all four feature events! His 24 Eldora wins in various series is twice Dave Darland's second-best record of 12 Eldora wins.

 Darland is the second leading active Silver Crown winner behind Hewitt, with 14 career wins. He currently ranks eighth in the latest standings.

  A 27-point separation exists between series point leader Kody Swanson and runner-up Tracy Hines. Defending series champion Bobby East is similarly 27 points behind Hines.

 Chris Windom, fourth in the series points, is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals" Silver Crown race.

 aturday's Larry Rice "high-performance" awards at the "4-Crown Nationals" are $750 each in memory of the late USAC Champion.

 Buck & Betty Rice of ProSource of Grand Saline, Texas will award $200 each for Saturday's fastest qualifiers in all three series as well as posting a similar award at Thursday night's Terre Haute USAC Sprint race.

 2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:
1-Kody Swanson       -483,
2-Tracy Hines            -456,
3-Bobby East             -429,
4-Chris Windom        -361,
5-Jerry Coons Jr.     -303,
6-Jacob Wilson         -269,
7-A.J. Fike                 -263,
8-Dave Darland        -233,
9-Caleb Armstrong  -228,
10-Shane Cockrum  -213.


THE "WILD CHILD" RETURNS TO TERRE HAUTE THURSDAY
FOR THE             "HURTUBISE CLASSIC "

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The "Wild Child," Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, returns to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series Thursday for the "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track!

 Haudenschild won the richest sprint car race in history - the one million dollar 2003 "Mopar Million" - at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and he'll pilot a high-profile car Thursday at the half-mile Terre Haute oval.

 Jac will drive the #11x entry for car owner Jeff Walker. In May, Kevin Thomas Jr. wheeled the car to a runner-up finish in the "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Action Track.

  Haudenschild's last Terre Haute USAC start produced a second-place finish in the richest Terre Haute Sprint race ever - the 1999 "Terre Haute Open." His last USAC starts were last year in the Ocala, Fla. opener and later in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora. The latter produced a second-place finish!

 Jac has also indicated he will compete in the upcoming September 27 "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" USAC race at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

 He'll challenge USAC's top drivers in Thursday's race, including the "Tony Hulman Classic" winner Dave Darland and recent "Indiana Sprint Week" winner Bryan Clauson, both at Terre Haute. Darland will try to add to his all-time leading total of 53 series wins while Clauson will try to notch a historic 100th USAC National win for long-time car owner Mike Curb.

 Thursday's event will be accompanied by late models, which will include former USAC Champion Ken Schrader, who was listed as the third richest NASCAR driver of all time in a recent poll.

 014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon         -1,554;
2-Dave Darland       -1,551,
3-Bryan Clauson     -1,522,
4-Jon Stanbrough   -1,473,
5-Chase Stockon     -1,345,
6-Tracy Hines          -1,231,
7-Justin Grant         -1,230,
8-Chris Windom      -1,225,
9-Robert Ballou      -1,142,
10-C.J. Leary          -1,080.


Sept 16
USAC Sprints Roundup From Dick Jordan

"HURTUBISE CLASSIC" THURSDAY, "4-CROWN" SATURDAY;
CLAYTON WINS THE "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER"

 From Dick Jordan
Only three points separate Brady Bacon and Dave Darland in their torrid battle for the 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car championship. This week's pair of races are sure to weigh heavily not only on their battle but on the challenge from third-ranking driver Bryan Clauson as well.

 Thursday night's race is the rescheduled "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and Saturday's race is the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

  Clauson, who continues to seek a historic 100th USAC National feature victory for long-time car owner Mike Curb, stands only 32 points behind Bacon with 148 points available this week.

 Clauson won the "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute in June while Jerry Coons Jr. won last year's "Hurtubise Classic." Chris Windom is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals."

 Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Mo. won Saturday night's 40-lap "Haubstadt Hustler" USAC/MSCS Sprint race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. He trailed Kyle Cummins for 24 laps, then led the final 16 in his Proglide Coatings/Merry Go-Round Restaurant Spike.

 Robert Ballou finished second ahead of Cummins, Coons and Chase Stockon.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,554; 2-Dave Darland-1,551, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,522, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,473, 5-Chase Stockon-1,345, 6-Tracy Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Chris Windom-1,225, 9-Robert Ballou-1,142, 10-C.J. Leary-1,080
 

CRA "OFF" UNTIL PERRIS OVAL NATIONALS IN NOVEMBER;
THE DEMON ADDS THE "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC"

 from DICK JORDAN   
  The fastest sprint car driver in history now has two months to rest on his AMSOIL USAC/CRA point lead as the series prepares for its annual season-ending November races in conjunction with the National series.

 Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif., who last week established a remarkable 211-mph record for Sprint cars on the Bonneville (Utah) Salt Flats, scored his sixth victory in eight starts at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway this year, grabbing Saturday night's 30-lap "Glenn Howard Classic."

 Gardner passed Mike Spencer on lap 17 and led the rest of the way in his Scott Sales Company Spike/J & D to beat R.J. Johnson, Spencer, Matt Mitchell and Austin Williams.

 The series will square off against the National series regulars November 7-8 at Perris and November 14-15 at Peoria, Ariz.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,189, 2-Mike Spencer-936, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Cody Williams-751, 5-Matt Mitchell-750, 6-Austin Williams-722, 7-Jake Swanson-640, 8-Nic Faas-628, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-574, 10-Logan Williams-464.


MARYSVILLE NEXT UP FOR "CLASSIC" LEADER BERNAL SATURDAY
From Dick Jordan
  Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. has won three of this year's six USAC Western Classic Sprint races and hopes to add another this Saturday when the series makes its only stop at Marysville (Calif.) Speedway.

  Bernal is 26 points ahead of Matt Mitchell as the series approaches its penultimate round. Nic Faas stands just 35 points behind.

 Bernal's three wins have been accompanied by finishes of third and fifth. Mitchell has one victory and his six features have resulted in no finishes worse than seventh.

 Faas won the series opener and the most recent race. A victory Saturday could vault him into title contention.

 
 2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-359, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-227, 7-Markus Niemela-211, 8-Austin Liggett-189, 9-Danny Faria Jr.-186, 10-D.J. Johnson-173.


JOHNSON HOPES TO EXTEND SW STREAK AT CASA GRANDE SATURDAY
from Dick Jordan
  R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. will try for a sixth consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint Car points victory Saturday when the series makes its only 2014 stop at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

 A victory Saturday would tie the all-time record for consecutive single-season USAC Sprint wins at six. Larry Dickson set the mark in the USAC National series in 1968!

 Johnson enjoys a comfortable 131-point lead over runner-up Josh Pelkey, but Pelkey's margin over third-place driver Charles Davis Jr. stands at just four points.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,029,
2-Josh Pelkey-898,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-894,
4-Shon Deskins-843,
5-Matt Rossi-786,
6-Mike Martin-756,
7-Tye Mihocko-749,
8-Nick Aiuto-570,
9-Andy Reinbold-559,
10-Michael Curtis-540


Sept 15
USAC Sprint Cars Roundup

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 13,
 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway -
"Haubstadt Hustler" - Co-Sanctioned by MSCS


 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kyle Cummins, (#3c Cummins), 2. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 3. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 4. Jeff Bland Jr. (#04 Burton), 5. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines), 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (#20N Schuerenber/Nolen), 7. Brian Wallace (#27 Wallace), 8. Daylan Chambers (#52c Chambers). 2:18.88

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough (#37RW Dutcher), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9k KT), 3. Chris Windom (#11 Walker), 4. Aaron Farney (#15 Farney), 5. Nick Hale (#02 Hale), 6. Shane Cockrum (#66 Amati), 7. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox), 8. Jared Fox (#56 Fox). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2x Gentry), 2. Daron Clayton (#92 Clayton), 3. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips), 4. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Dakota Jackson (#3 Jackson), 6. Brian Karraker (3R Byram), 7. Donnie Brackett (#4B Brackett), 8. Max McGhee (#17 McGhee). 2:20.81

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI), 2. Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou), 3. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 4. Carson Short (#21 Short), 5. Mitch Wissmiller, (#1w Wissmiller), 6. Hud Cone (#9T Hurst), 7. James Lyerla (#11x JL), 8. Roger DeWitt (#3d Pauley). 2:21.28

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. C.Short, 2. Farney, 3. Cone, 4. Cockrum, 5. Karraker, 6. Brackett, 7. Bland, 8. Mattox, 9. McGhee, 10. Schuerenberg, 11. Lylerla, 12. Chambers, 13. DeWitt, 14. Jackson, 15. Wallace. NT

 FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Daron Clayton, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Brian Karraker, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Brady Short, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Chris Windom, 18. Donnie Brackett, 19. Nick Hale, 20. Carson Short, 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Hud Cone, 23. Mitch Wissmiller, 24. Jeff Bland Jr. NT

**Mattox flipped on lap 7 of the feature. Hale flipped on lap 31 of the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-24 Cummins,
Laps 25-40 Clayton.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,554;
2-Darland-1,551,
3-Clauson-1,522,
4-Stanbrough-1,473,
5-Stockon-1,345,
6-Hines-1,231,
7-Justin Grant-1,230,
8-Windom-1,225,
9-Ballou-1,142,
10-Leary-1,080.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 18  - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - "Jim Hurtubise Classic"



AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 13,
 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Spdwy - 7th "Glenn Howard Classic"


      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.379;
2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.487;
3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.643;
4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.693;
5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.734;
6. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.790;
7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.793;
8. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.865;
9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.982;
10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.014;
11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.082;
12. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.106;
13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.108;
14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.117;
15. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.156;
16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.176;
17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.254;
18. Jimmy Crawford, 51X, Crawford-17.351;
19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.420;
20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.495;
21. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-17.510;
22. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.650;
23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.842;
24. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.960;
25. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.967;
26. Mikey Lovas, 36L, Lovas-18.575;
27. Kenny Perkins, 5X, Perkins-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Roa, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Spencer, 4. D.Gardner,
5. Mitchell, 6. R.Vander Weerd, 7. Colston, 8. Smith,
9. Lovas. 2:50.70

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bender, 2. Gansen, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Swanson,
5. Gaunt, 6. C.Williams, 7. Morris, 8. Hendrix. 2:51.43

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Johnson, 2. Bezio, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin,
5. Ballard, 6. Hansen, 7. Sweeney, 8. L.Williams. 2:49.49.

 SEMI: (8 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. C.Williams, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Gaunt,
5. Hansen, 6. Colston, 7. Ballard, 8. Sweeney, 9. Smith,
10. Morris. 2:20.09

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell,
5. Austin Williams, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Garrett Hansen, 8. Brody Roa,
9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Mike Martin, 12. David Bezio,
13. Verne Sweeney, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Cal Smith, 16. Richard Vander Weerd,
17. Jake Swanson, 18. Parker Colston, 19. George Morris, 20. Chris Gansen,
21. Corey Ballard, 22. Rickie Gaunt, 23. A.J. Bender. NT

**Crawford flipped during qualifications.
L.Williams flipped during the third heat.
R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-16 Spencer,
Laps 17-30 D.Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-1,189,
2-Spencer-936,
3-Roa-790,
4-C.Williams-751,
5-Mitchell-750,
6-A.Williams-722,
7-Swanson-640,
8-Nic Faas-628,
9-R.Vander Weerd-574,
10-L.Williams-464.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:
November 7 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway



Sept 11
"HURTUBISE CLASSIC" RETURNS TO TERRE HAUTE SEPTEMBER 18

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Jim Hurtubise won five consecutive USAC National Sprint Car races at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track during one stretch from 1960-1962!!!

 It's been 52 years and 137 more USAC Sprint races and nobody yet has been able to match Hurtubise's feat. AND - it won't be challenged next Thursday night (September 18) when the "Jim Hurtubise Classic" returns to the half-mile dirt oval after having been rained out August 29.

 Bryan Clauson is riding a one-game winning streak in the AMSOIL USAC Sprint cars at Terre Haute. Since Hurtubise's feat, only four drivers have even come close. Bubby Jones won four straight in 1979 while Roger McCluskey (1966), Gary Bettenhausen (1968-69) and Levi Jones (2005) put together three in a row.

 The September 18 race is the 150th for the USAC Sprint cars at the venerable Vigo County Fairgrounds. It could be pivotal in the 2014 race for the 2014 series title.

 Dave Darland, whose only two Terre Haute Sprint wins came 21 years apart (1993 and 2014), leads the series with a five-point cushion over Brady Bacon, who has yet to score at the Action Track. Clauson, whose initial USAC Sprint win at Terre Haute just came in July, is third in the standings, 40 points behind the leader.

 The Terre Haute race kicks off a busy week for the series, which travels to Rossburg, Ohio for the Saturday night (September 20) "4-Crown Nationals."

 One driver still seeking his first 2104 victory is Jerry Coons Jr., who won the 2013 running of the "Jim Hurtubise Classic."

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,520,
2-Brady Bacon-1,515,
3-Bryan Clauson-1,480,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428,
5-Chase Stockon-1,297,
6-Justin Grant-1,230,
7-Chris Windom-1,206,
8-Tracy Hines-1,195,
9-Robert Ballou-1,085,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067


Sept 9
USAC Sprint cars Roundup from Dick Jordan
 
"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AT THE PAS SATURDAY;
"THE DEMON" SWEEPS CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK RACES & TITLE

from DICK JORDAN  USAC
   Saturday's "Glenn Howard Classic" unfolds at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. It's a chance for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car point leader Damion Gardner to pad his point lead, not that he needs to do so.

 Gardner has spurted to a very comfortable 242 point lead over five-time series champion Mike Spencer as a result of last week's three-race "California Sprint Week" sweep in the Golden State. Gardner earned the "California Sprint Week" title, outpointing Brody Roa by 85 points after the five-race swing.

 Gardner opened last week's action with a resounding 30-lap victory in Thursday night's "Gold Cup Race of Champions" 30-lapper at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He passed Spencer on lap 16 and led the rest of the way to beat Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland, Brody Roa and Kevin Thomas Jr. Jake Swanson led lap one and Spencer the next 14 before Gardner, the fastest qualifier in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, went to the front.

 Friday night he captured the 30-lapper at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. He led the final 16 laps after passing early leader Ryan Bernal, who finished second. Thomas was third followed by Richard Vander Weerd and Spencer.

 In Saturday night's 30-lap finale at Santa Maria Speedway, he passed Cody Williams on lap 25 and led the final six laps to beat Williams, Geoff Ensign, fast qualifier Roa and Spencer.

 In seven Perris outings this year, Gardner has won five times and added a second and a seventh.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner    -1,118,
2-Mike Spencer        -876,
3-Brody Roa           -743,
4-Cody Williams       -701,
5-Matt Mitchell       -692,
6-Austin Williams     -664,
7-Nic Faas            -628,
8-Jake Swanson        -611,
9-Richard Vander Weerd-551;
10-Logan Williams     -439.

 Final 2014 "California Sprint Week" Standings:
1-Damion Gardner  -332,
2-Brody Roa       -247,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-246,
4-Mike Spencer    -245,
5-Cody Williams   -218,
6-Geoff Ensign    -186,
7-Matt Mitchell   -175,
8-Ryan Bernal     -166,
9-D.J. Johnson    -160,
10-Austin Williams-157.
 

USAC/MSCS "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" SATURDAY AT TRI-STATE
 from DICK JORDAN  USAC
    This Saturday night's "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. features the stars of both the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series and the MSCS series.

 The race will feature the ongoing battle for supremacy between drivers Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson and Jon Stanbrough who are separated by less than 100 points in the National standings. Darland's lead over Bacon is just five points, while Clauson sits 40 out of the lead and Stanbrough is 92 back. A total of 60 points are available at Haubstadt.

 Darland is eager to extend his all-time USAC National Sprint Car victory record of 53 while Bacon, Clauson and Stanbrough will all be out to repeat earlier 2014 feature victories. Stanbrough and Clauson have four wins this season to Bacon's two while Darland is the leader with six.

 Kevin Thomas Jr. is the defending "Haubstadt Hustler" champion, while Darland is the only one of the four point leaders who was not among last year's "top-10" in this race.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland        -1,520,
2-Brady Bacon         -1,515,
3-Bryan Clauson       -1,480,
4-Jon Stanbrough      -1,428,
5-Chase Stockon       -1,297,
6-Justin Grant        -1,230,
7-Chris Windom        -1,206,
8-Tracy Hines         -1,195,
9-Robert Ballou       -1,085,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067


CASA GRANDE BECKONS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SEPTEMBER 20;
5 STRAIGHT POINT WINS FOR JOHNSON AT QUEEN CREEK

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. has now won five consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint car points races and will seek his sixth in a row September 20 when the series returns to Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

 Johnson took Saturday's 30-lapper at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek in his Michaels entry. He caught Nick Aiuto on lap 18 and led the final 13 laps to beat Charles Davis Jr., Mike Martin, Matt Rossi and Tye Mihocko.

 The victory ballooned Johnson's point lead to 131 over runner-up Davis as the series heads to Casa Grande.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson   -1,029,
2-Josh Pelkey      -898,
3-Charles Davi  Jr.-894,
4-Shon Deskins     -843,
5-Matt Rossi       -786,
6-Mike Martin      -756,
7-Tye Mihocko      -749,
8-Nick Aiuto       -570,
9-Andy Reinbold    -559,
10-Michael Curtis  -540


Sept 8
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR  RESULTS Sept 6, 2014 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
3. Michael Curtis (#11ZC Turner/Wheeler),
4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
6. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart),
7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver),
8. Tom Colquette (#29X Colquette). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
3. Alex Pettas (#TI64 Pettas),
4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
5. Bruce St. James (#7K St.James),
6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
7. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,      2. Charles Davis Jr.,
3. Mike Martin,       4. Matt Rossi,
5. Tye Mihocko,       6. Josh Pelkey,
7. Shon Deskins,      8. Andy Reinbold,
9. Michael Curtis,   10. Tom Ogle,
11. Bruce St. James, 12. Nick Aiuto,
13. Josh Shipley,    14. Brian Hosford,
15. Mike Bonneau,    16. Dustin Burkhart,
17. Lonnie Oliver,   18. Alex Pettas,
19. Chris Bonneau,   20. Corey Hurley,
21. Mike Colegrove,  22. Tom Colquette. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-17 Aiuto,
Laps 18-30 Johnson.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-1,029,
2-Pelkey-898,
3-Davis-894,
4-Deskins-843,
5-Rossi-786,
6-Martin-756,
7-Mihocko-749,
8-Aiuto-570,
9-Reinbold-559,
10-Curtis-540.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE September 20
- Casa Grande, AZ - Central Arizona Raceway

Sept 7
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR  RESULTS: Sept 6,
 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway
- "Gold Cup" - "California Sprint Week"

  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.612;
2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.631;
3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.985;
4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.099;
5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-15.196;
6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.205;
7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.218;
8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.317;
9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.389;
10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.435;
11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.560;
12. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.672;
13. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.690;
14. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-15.714;
15. Ronnie Gardner, 4X, Gansen-15.724;
16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.778;
17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.894;
18. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-15.985;
19. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-16.203;
20. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-16.397;
21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.541; 2
2. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-16.963;
23. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-NT;
24. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-NT;
25. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-NT;
26. Eric Rossi, 17 Shanoian-NT

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. Ensign,
4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. J.Vander Weerd,
7. Hansen, 8. Herrera. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gaunt, 2. Ellertson, 3. D.Gardner,
4. Spencer, 5. L.Williams, 6. Gansen,
7. Schmidt (#17 Shanoian), 8. Jones. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Boles, 2. C.Williams, 3. Hurst,
4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Swanson, 6. Johnson,
7. R.Gardner, 8. Farmer (#7D HAL). NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. A.Williams, 2. Johnson, 3. Swanson,
4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Hansen, 6. R.Gardner,
7. L.Williams, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmidt,
10. Farmer, 11. Herrera, 12. Jones. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Geoff Ensign,
4. Brody Roa, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Austin Williams,
7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Jake Swanson,
10. D.J. Johnson, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Matt Mitchell,
13. Garrett Hansen, 14. Landon Hurst, 15. Logan Williams,
16. Luke Boles, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Tyler Schmidt,
19. Ronnie Gardner, 20. J Ellertson, 21. Cotton Farmer,
22. Richard Vander Weerd, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-10 Gaunt,
Laps 11-24 C.Williams,
Laps 25-30 Gardner

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-1,118,
2-Spencer-876,
3-Roa-743,
4-C.Williams-701,
5-Mitchell-692,
6-A.Williams-664,
7-Nic Faas-628,
8-Swanson-611,
9-R.Vander Weerd-551;
10-L.Williams-439.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-332,
2-Roa-247,
3-Thomas-246,
4-Spencer-245,
5-C.Williams-218,
6-Ensign-186,
7-Mitchell-175,
8-Bernal-166,
9-Johnson-160,
10-A.Williams-157.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:
September 13 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway -
 "Glenn Howard Classic"



AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 5,
 - Watsonville, California - Ocean Speedway -
"California Sprint Week"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1.. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.500;
2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.784;
3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-12.859;
4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.865;
5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-12.879;
6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.880;
7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.931;
8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.975;
9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.036;
10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.096;
11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.115;
12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.171;
13. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-13.198;
14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, VanderWeerd-13.288;
15. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.313;
16. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.429;
17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.441;
18. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 4D, DeCarlo-13.442;
19. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.578;
20. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.579;
21. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.641;
22. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-13.721;
23. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-13.745;
24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-14.114;
25. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-14.116.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett,
4. Johnson, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hansen,
7. Schmidt, 8. C.Williams, 9. Deschaies. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Swanson, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bernal,
4. Gansen, 5. Thomas, 6. Rossi,
7. Hurst, 8. L.Williams. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ensign, 2. Roa. 3. R.Vander Weerd,
4. A.Williams, 5. Sibley, 6. DeCarlo,
7. Ellertson, 8. Spencer. NT

  SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell,
4. C.Williams, 5. Schmidt, 6. L.Williams,
7. DeCarlo, 8. Sibley, 9. Hansen,
10. Rossi, 11. Ellertson, 12. Hurst. NT

  FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Ryan Bernal,
3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Richard Vander Weerd,
5. Mike Spencer, 6. Brody Roa,
7. Geoff Ensign, 8. Danny Faria Jr.,
9. Austin Liggett, 10. D.J. Johnson,
11. Cody Williams, 12. Jake Swanson,
13. Austin Williams, 14. Jace Vander Weerd,
15. Eric Rossi, 16. Jeff Sibley,
17. Chris Gansen, 18. Tyler Schmidt,
19. Logan Williams, 20. Jeremy Ellertson,
21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Garrett Hansen,
23. Tim DeCarlo Jr. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-14 Bernal,
Laps 15-30 Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-1,047,
2-Spencer-823,
3-Roa-681,
4-Mitchell-656,
5-C.Williams-636,
6-Nic Faas-628,
7-A.Williams-615,
8-Swanson-573,
9-R.Vander Weerd-529,
10-L.Williams-415.

 NEW CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Gardner-261,
2-Thomas-233,
3-Spencer-192,
4-Roa-185,
5-C.Williams-153,
6-Colby Copeland-151,
7-Mitchell-139,
8-Christopher Bell-135,
9-Rico Abreu-132,
10-Bradley Terrell-129.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:September 6
- Santa Maria (CA) Speedway - "California Sprint Week"


Sept 5 late
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 4, \
 - Chico, California - Silver Dollar Speedway -
 "Gold Cup Race of Champions" - "California Sprint Week"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander13.467;
2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-13.681;
3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.759;
4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.808;
5. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-13.871;
6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.879;
7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.911;
8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.915;
9. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-13.917;
10. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.947;
11. Keith Bloom Jr., 19, Wolf-13.049;
12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.966;
13. Kyle Hirst, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.987;
14. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024;
15. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.046;
16. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.130,
17. Andy Forsberg, 01, Geaney-14.140;
18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.224;
19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228;
20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.251;
21. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.289;
22. Cody Myers, 7, Snow-14.377;
23. Scott Hall, 56K, Hall-14.378;
24. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.389;
25. Justyn Cox, 31C, Cox-14.412;
26. Jimmy Trulli, 33T, Trulli-14.513;
27. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.665;
28. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-14.675;
29. Rowdy McClenon, 32, Johnson-14.675;
30. Mason Moore, 22, Moore-14.811;
31. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.029;
32. Tony Richards, 94, Richards-15.292;
33. Gary Deemer, 28G, Deemer-15.15.510;
34. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.930;
35. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT.

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner,  2. HIrst, 3. Kaeding,
4. Forsberg, 5. Schank, 6. Cox,
7. Rollag,   8. Deemer. NT

 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Copeland, 2. Thomas, 3. Liggett,
4. Spencer,  5. Myers,  6. Trulli,
7. Moore,    8. Bernal. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hall,     2. Bloom,      3. DJ.Johnson,
4. Roa,      5. A.Williams, 6. L.Williams,
7. Richardson, 8. Ko.Shaw. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ky.Shaw,    2. Swanson, 3. Terrell,
4. C.Williams, 5. Brenton, 6. Richards,
7. Gansen,     8. Mitchell. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bernal,    2. Mitchell, 3. A.Williams,
4. Schank,    5. Rollag,   6. L.Williams,
7. Cox,       8. Gansen,   9. Trulli, 10. Moore,
11. Myers,,, 12. Ko.Shaw, 13. Richardson,
14. Brenton, 15. Richards. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner,    2. Bud Kaeding,
3. Colby Copeland,    4. Brody Roa,
5. Kevin Thomas Jr.,  6. Austin Liggett,
7. Andy Forsberg,     8. Mike Spencer,
9. Bradley Terrell,  10. Cody Williams,
11. Brett Rollag,    12. Terry Schank,
13. Kyler Shaw,      14. Logan Williams,
15. Austin Williams, 16. Scott Hall,
17. Jake Swanson,    18. Chris Gansen,
19. Keith Bloom Jr., 20. D.J. Johnson,
21. Matt Mitchell,   22. Ryan Bernal,
23. Kyle Hirst. NT


**C.Johnson flipped during hotlaps.
Mitchelll flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Swanson,
Laps 2-15 Spencer,
Laps 16-30 Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-             973,
2-Spencer-             768,
3-Mitchell-            641,
4-Brody Roa-           629,
5-Nic Faas-            628,
6-C.Williams-          604,
7-A.Williams-          583,
8-Swanson-             531,
9-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
10-L.Williams-         399.

 NEW CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Gardner-187,
2-Thomas-173,
3-Copeland-151,
4-Spencer-137,
5-Christopher Bell-135,
6-Roa-133,
7-Rico Abreu-132,
8-Terrell-129,
9-Mitchell-124,
10-C.Williams-121.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:
September 5 - Watsonville, CA - Ocean Speedway - "California Sprint Week"

Sept 4
Johnson Leads USAC Sprint Cars Into Fall Season Opener
from Arizona Speedway
 This Saturday night September 6th don't miss the non wing warriors of the USAC Sprint Car Racing Series at Arizona Speedway.

  Rj Johnson who has been on fire a
s of late, sweeping the latest Boarder Tour series, will lead Charles Davis, Josh Pelkey and the rest of the USAC stars into battle Saturday night at Arizona Speedway.

  Josh Pelkey who was victorious in his last appearance to the Speedway will look for a repeat as rookies Tye Mihocko and Josh Shipley both showed they have the speed to win and will look to improve on their second and third place finishes from the last race.
 
  The long awaited return of the Neils Garage Cabinet Pure Stocks who have no doubt enjoyed the break will be back in force as well this Saturday night. Arron Hetrick enjoys a 52 point lead heading into the race as Mr. Consistent Kevin Parker sits in 2nd position 29 points ahead of Franks Auto Salvage backed Anthony Catena. Check out Pure Stock Sponsor Neils Garage Cabinets on FB to win tickets as well.

  AMA Modlites have kept clean thru the summer as well as enjoyed a club camping trip that has no doubt recharged their batteries a little past mid way in their season. This year has been a battle of veterans vs. young guns as Baca, Father and Son duo Priests, Moriarty and more have kept it interesting week in and week out in this stout division.

  The Robert Horne Ford Bombers will wrap up the card as Michael Brigner, Virgil McArthur and Steve Soboski are only separated by 4 points heading into Saturday night. Mark Farnes currently ranks 4th with only a 29 point deficit. This weekly division year after year impresses with tight points racing always coming down to the wire.

  Racing action begins at 7:15pm this Saturday night September 6th. Cost of admission for this special show is $15 for adults, $12 Seniors, $5 kids 7-11 and kids 6 and under are FREE. Arizona Speedway is located within ET Motopark 4 miles south of US60 on Ironwood Dr. just 5 minutes from Mesa, AZ. . More info at www.ArizonaSpeedway.net or call 480-926-6688. Follow us at www.Facebook.com/ArizonaSpeedway to win tickets .


UPCOMING EVENTS AT FACILITY:

www.ArizonaSpeedway.net

www.ETMotopark.com

www.Facebook.com/ArizonaSpeedway
 
SEPT. 6TH 7:15PM  DIRT TRACK USAC NON WING SPRINT CARS

SEPT. 13TH 7:00PM  DIRT TRACK IMCA MODIFIEDS

SEPT. 20TH 7:00PM  MUD BOGGS AND SAND DRAGS

SEPT. 27TH 7:00PM DIRT TRACK IMCA MODIFIEDS

OCT. 4TH 7:00PM DIRT TRACK ASCS WING SPRINT CARS

OCT. 5TH 8:00AM  MOTOCROSS PRACTICE ALL TRACKS  8:00AM-1:30PM


CENTRAL ARIZONA SPEEDWAY IN CASA GRANDE:

www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.net

www.Facebook.com/CentralArizonaSpeedway

SEPT. 20TH 7:00PM DIRT TRACK USAC SPRINT CARS

OCT. 4TH 7:00PM DIRT TRACK IMCA MODIFIEDS

OCT. 18TH  7:00PM DIRT TRACK  LATE MODELS

OCT. 25TH  7:00PM  DIRT TRACK MCA MODIFIEDS 


Sept 2
USAC Sprint Cars Round Up from Dick Jordan USAC
SPRINTS EYE SEPTEMBER 13 "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER";
TERRE HAUTE'S "HURTUBISE CLASSIC" RESET FOR SEPTEMBER 18

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The September 13 "Haubstadt Hustler" co-sanctioned USAC and MSCS Sprint race is next on the calendar for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars after rains washed out last Friday night's "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

 The Terre Haute race has been rescheduled for Thursday night, September 18.

 Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. continues to lead the series standings by five points over Brady Bacon, with Bryan Clauson just 40 points out of the lead.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,520,
2-Brady Bacon-1,515,
3-Bryan Clauson-1,480,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428,
5-Chase Stockon-1,297,
6-Justin Grant-1,230,
7-Chris Windom-1,206,
8-Tracy Hines-1,195,
9-Robert Ballou-1,085,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067


ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS SW SPRINTS SATURDAY;
POINT LEADER JOHNSON "SWEEPS" SOUTHWEST "BORDER TOUR"

from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Arizona Speedway hosts the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars this Saturday night in Queen Creek. If past performances are any indication it could be another great night for series point leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix.

 Johnson has been sensational in recent weeks, winning six of the last eight Southwest features, including a "clean sweep" of last week's "Border Tour" in Texas and New Mexico.

 The victories began last week on Friday night at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park where Johnson passed Shon Deskins on the final lap for the 30-lap win in his Michaels entry to beat Deskins, Matt Rossi, Josh Hodges and Tye Michocko.

 On Saturday Johnson led all 30 laps at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, beating Mihocko, Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. to the checkered flag.

 Sunday saw another wire-to-wire victory for Johnson at Tularosa (N.M.) Speedway where he beat Davis, Pelkey, Matt Rossi and Mihocko.

 Johnson now enjoys a 119-point lead over Pelkey in the latest standings going into the race at Queen Creek. Davis stands just two points back of Pelkey.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-955,
2-Josh Pelkey-836,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-834,
4-Shon Deskins-788,
5-Matt Rossi-731,
6-Mike Martin-697,
7-Tye Mihocko-696,
8-Nick Aiuto-533,
9-Andy Reinbold-513,
10-Michael Curtis-498.


3 "CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK" FINALES THIS WEEK;
BELL, ABREU SHARE "VERMEIL" SPRINT GLORY AT CALISTOGA

from Dick Jordan USAC
 The 2014 "California Sprint Week" concludes this week with races at Chico, Watsonville and Santa Maria, Calif. Thursday's "Gold Cup" race is at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, while Friday's race is at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Saturday's race is at Santa Maria Speedway.

 Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. continues to lead the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car series with a 126-point cushion over Mike Spencer after last week's 7th "Louie Vermeil Classic" races at Calistoga, Calif.

 Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. passed Ryan Bernal on the 24th lap and led the rest of the way to claim Saturday night's 30-lap "Vermeil" feature at Calistoga Speedway in his Dennis Roth Revcon Suspension/Southern Pacific Farms KPC. The race featured five official lead changes as Bell was trailed by Gardner, Rico Abreu, Brody Roa and Robert Ballou. Spencer led the first 10 laps, Bernal led three, Bell led one, Bernal led the next nine, then Bell took over for good.

 Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. wheeled his Abreu Vineyards sprinter to victory in Sunday night's Calistoga 30-lapper. He led the final nine laps after passing Bell on lap 22. Austin Williams led the first three laps and Bell led the next 18. Kevin Thomas Jr. took second at the checkered flag ahead of Bell, Geoff Ensign and Bradley Terrell.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-849,
2-Mike Spencer-723,
3-Nic Faas-628,
4-Matt Mitchell-622,
5-Brody Roa-573,
6-Cody Williams-566,
7-Austin Williams-554,
8-Jake Swanson-505,
9-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
10-Cory Kruseman-381


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 31 - New Mexico - Tularosa Speedway (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA)
   FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 8. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker). NT

   SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4.  Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas), 5. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 6. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 7. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 8. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker). NT

  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD), 5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 6. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 7. Chuck Jackson (#99 Jackson), 8. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

  FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 5. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 6. Danny Lee (#7X), 7. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

  FIRST SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Curtis, 2. Grable, 3. J.Baker, 4. Fanelli, 5. Dykes, 6. K.Smith, 7. Spiak, 8. Ra.Smith. NT

  SECOND SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Hatch, 2. Nix, 3. B.Baker, 4. Ro.Smith, 5. Lee, 6. Kesterson, 7. Aragon, 8. Jackson. NT

  FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Nick Aiuto, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Don Grable, 10. Kyle McCutcheon, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Mike Martin, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Jesse Baker, 15. Andy Reinbold, 16. Stephen Nix, 17. Matt Ziehl, 18. Matthew Cardienas, 19. Robert Herrera, 20. James Hatch, 21. Dillon Tanner, 22. Bo Baker. NT


**Ra.Smith & Spiak flipped during the first semi.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Johnson.

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-955,
2-Pelkey-836,
3-Davis-834,
4-Deskins-788,
5-Rossi-731,
6-Martin-697,
7-Mihocko-696,
8-Aiuto-533,
9-Reinbold-513,
10-Curtis-498.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 6
- Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway

Sept 1
ABREU GRABS “VERMEIL” SPRINT CLOSER AT CALISTOGA
from USAC
Calistoga, CA……..Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. wheeled his Abreu Vineyards sprinter to victory in Sunday night’s 30-lap “Louie Vermeil Classic” AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Calistoga Speedway.He led the final nine laps after passing Christopher Bell on lap 22. Austin Williams led the first three laps and Bell led the next 18. Kevin Thomas Jr. took second at the checkered flag ahead of Bell, Geoff Ensign and Bradley Terrell.

USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:
 August 31, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “7th Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.589; 2. Christopher Bell, 83, Roth-20.040; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.049; 4. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.060; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.219; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-20.222; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.276; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.284; 9. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.318; 10. Bud Kaeding, 69, Bowman-20.323; 11. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.346; 12. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.386; 13. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.486; 14. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.510; 15. Robert Ballou, 73, Ford-20.548; 16. Bradley Terrell,43, Terrell-20.801; 17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.822; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.938; 19. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-21.272; 20. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.382; 21. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.490; 22. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.557; 23. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-21.574; 24. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.992.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Abreu, 2. Mitchell, 3. Roa, 4. Kaeding, 5. Terrell, 6. Johnson, 7. Barber, 8. Brenton. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Bell, 3. Swanson, 4. A.Williams, 5. Thomas, 6. Schank, 7. Hawkins, 8. Hall. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Ballou, 3. Ensign, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. L.Williams, 7. Gansen, 8. Spencer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Rico Abreu, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Christopher Bell,
4. Geoff Ensign, 5. Bradley Terrell, 6. Colby Copeland,
7. Cody Williams, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Matt Mitchell,
10. Damion Gardner, 11. D.J. Johnson, 12. Terry Schank,
13. Marty Hawkins, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Scott Hall,
16. Adam Brenton, 17. Ryan Bernal, 18. Tim Barber,
19. Chris Gansen, 20. Robert Ballou, 21. Brody Roa,
22. Jake Swanson, 23. Austin Williams, 24. Bud Kaeding. NT


**A.Williams & Ballou flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-3 A.Williams,
Laps 4-21 Bell,
Laps 22-30 Abreu.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Gardner-849,
2-Spencer-723,
3-Nic Faas-628,
4-Mitchell-622,
5-Roa-573,
6-C.Williams-566,
7-A.Williams-554,
8-Swanson-505,
9-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
10-Cory Kruseman-381.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE:
 September 4 – Chico, CA – Silver Dollar Speedway - “Gold Cup”


BELL RINGS FOR CHRISTOPHER IN “VERMEIL” SPRINT OPENER

from USAC
Calistoga, CA……..Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. passed Ryan Bernal on the 24th lap and led the rest of the way to claim Saturday night’s 30-lap “Louie Vermeil Classic” ASMOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Calistoga Speedway in his Dennis Roth Revcon Suspension/Southern Pacific Farms KPC. The race featured five official lead changes as Bell was trailed by CRA point leader Damion Gardner, Rico Abreu, Brody Roa and Robert Ballou. Mike Spencer led the first 10 laps, Bernal led three, Bell led one, Bernal led the next nine, then Bell took over for good.

USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:
August 30, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “7th Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-19.453; 2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.802; 3. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-20.003; 4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.042; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.085; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.101; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.187; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.344; 9. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.364; 10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.401; 11. Bud Kaeding, 24, Bowman-20.409; 12. Robert Ballou,73, Ford-20.421; 13. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.580; 14. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.603; 15. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-20.737; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.810; 17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.891; 18. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.943; 19. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.131; 20. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-21.159; 21. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-21.183; 22. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.638; 23. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.645; 24. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-21.739; 25. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.950.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Roa, 3. Swanson, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. Ensign, 7. Hawkins, 8. L.Williams, 9. Gansen. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. Kaeding, 5. Johnson, 6. Hall, 7. Terrell, 8. Brenton. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Abreu, 3. Bernal, 4. Bell, 5. A.Williams, 6. Barber, 7. Schank, 8. Schmid. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Christopher Bell, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Colby Copeland, 10. Bradley Terrell, 11. Cody Williams, 12. D.J. Johnson, 13. Tim Barber, 14. Austin Williams, 15. Logan Williams, 16. Terry Schank Jr., 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Jake Swanson, 19. Adam Brenton, 20. Ryan Bernal, 21. Bud Kaeding, 22. Geoff Ensign, 23. Scott Hall, 24. Marty Hawkins, 25. Trevor Schmid. NT


**Kaeding flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-10 Spencer,
Laps 11-13 Bernal, Lap
14 Bell, Laps 15-
23 Bernal, Laps
24-30 Bell.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Gardner-857,
2-Spencer-679,
3-Nic Faas-628,
4-Mitchell-573,
5-Roa-554,
6-A.Williams-536,
7-C.Williams-519,
8-J.Swanson-486,
9-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
10-Cory Kruseman-381.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE: August 31 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway - “7th Louie Vermeil Classic”


Aug 2014
Aug 31
From USAC
Sprint Cars Roundup
USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August
- Calistoga, California - Calistoga Speedway - "7th Louie Vermeil Classic"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-19.453;
2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.802;
3. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-20.003;
4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.042;
5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.085;
6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.101;
7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.187;
8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.344;
9. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.364;
10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.401;
11. Bud Kaeding, 24, Bowman-20.409;
12. Robert Ballou,73, Ford-20.421;
13. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.580;
14. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.603;
15. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-20.737;
16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.810;
17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.891;
18. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.943;
19. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.131;
20. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-21.159;
21. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-21.183;
22. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.638;
23. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.645;
24. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-21.739;
25. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.950.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Roa, 3. Swanson, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. Ensign, 7. Hawkins, 8. L.Williams, 9. Gansen. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. Kaeding, 5. Johnson, 6. Hall, 7. Terrell, 8. Brenton. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Abreu, 3. Bernal, 4. Bell, 5. A.Williams, 6. Barber, 7. Schank, 8. Schmid. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Colby Copeland, 10. Bradley Terrell, 11. Cody Williams, 12. D.J. Johnson, 13. Tim Barber, 14. Austin Williams, 15. Logan Williams, 16. Terry Schank Jr., 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Jake Swanson, 19. Adam Brenton, 20. Ryan Bernal, 21. Bud Kaeding, 22. Geoff Ensign, 23. Scott Hall, 24. Marty Hawkins, 25. Trevor Schmid. NT

**Kaeding flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Spencer, Laps 11-13 Bernal, Lap 14 Bell, Laps 15-23 Bernal, Laps 24-30 Bell.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Gardner-857, 2-Spencer-680, 3-Nic Faas-628, 4-Mitchell-573, 5-Roa-554, 6-A.Williams-536, 7-C.Williams-519, 8-J.Swanson-486, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 NEXT USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE: August 31 - Calistoga (CA) Speedway - "7th Louie Vermeil Classic"

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 30, 2014
- Las Cruces, New Mexico - Southern New Mexico Speedway (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA) -
"Border Tour"

from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 5. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 6. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 7. Danny Lee (#7X), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith), 9. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 6. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 7. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 8. Stephen Spiak (#17MSpiak) , 9. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl), 5. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Tyler Jackson (#2 Jackson), 8. Derek DeMartino (#995 Derek DeMartino). NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Bo Baker (#22M Baker), 5. James Hatch (#41W Hatch), 6. David Dykes (#55M Dykes), 7. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 8. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez). NT

 FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Ro.Smith, 2. Grable, 3. Fanelli, 4. Kesterson, 5. Cardenias, 6. Spiak, 7. Kr.Smith, 8. Lee. NT

 SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Nix, 2. Tanner, 3. Dykes, 4. Hatch, 5. Aragon, 6. Herrera, 7. McCutcheon, 8. DeMartino, 9 Lee. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Tye Mihocko, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Josh Pelkey, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Bo Baker, 9. Jesse Baker, 10. Randy Smith, 11. Stephen Nix, 12. Don Grable, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Michael Curtis, 16. Nick Auito, 17. Dillon Tanner, 18. Michael Fanelli, 19. Kyle McCutcheon, 20. Matt Ziehl, 21. Ronnie Smith, 22. David Dykes, 23. Andy Reinbold, 24. Katherine Aragon, NT.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Johnson.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-883,
2-Pelkey-771,
3-Davis-770,
4-Deskins-741,
5-Rossi-674,
6-Martin-658,
7-Mihocko-641,
8-Reinbold-485,
9-Aiuto-480,
10-Curtis-467.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE:
August 31 - Tularosa (NM) Speedway
(Co-sanctioned by NMMRA) - "Border Tour"


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 29, 2014
- El Paso, Texas - El Paso Speedway Park "Border Tour" (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA)

from USAC
      FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
4. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera),
5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
7. Don Grable (#148N Grable),
8. Jason Grady (#45 Grady),
9. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl). NT

      SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker),
4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon),
7. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez),
8. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
9. Danny Lee (#7X Lee). NT

      THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl),
2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
4. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker),
5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli),
6. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas),
7. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak),
8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

      FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gary Gonzales (#98NM Gonzales),
2. Randy Smith (#26 Smith),
3. Dillon Tanner (#11W West),
4. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix),
5. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch),
6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson),
7. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith),
8. David Dykes (#55M Dykes). NT

      FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Martin, 2. Hosford, 3. Grable,
4. M.Ziehl, 5. Fanelli, 6. Aragon,
7. Hernandez, 8. K.Smith, 9. Lee. NT

      SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Grady, 2. Cardienas, 3. Curtis,
4. Hatch, 5. Ro.Smith, 6. Reinbold,
7. Kesterson, 8. Spiak, 9. Dykes. NT

      FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Shon Deskins, 3. Matt Rossi,
4. Josh Hodges, 5. Tye Mihicko, 6. Jesse Baker,
7. Randy Smith, 8. Bo Baker, 9. Brian Hosford,
10. Jason Grady, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Dillon Tanner,
13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Josh Pelkey, 15. Mike Martin,
16. Matthew Cardienas, 17. Don Grable, 18. Stephen Nix,
19. Rick Ziehl, 20. Charles Davis Jr., 21. Gary Gonzales,
22. Robert Herrera. NT


**Davis flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-29 Deskins,
Lap 30 Johnson.

 NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-813,
2-Davis-715,
3-Pelkey-712,
4-Deskins-673,
5-Rossi-641,
6-Martin-591,
7-Mihocko-571,
8-Reinbold-460,
9-Aiuto-445,
10-Mike Colegrove-442.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 30 - Las Cruces, NM
- Southern New Mexico Speedway "Border Tour" (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA)

Aug 30
Tonight's AMSOIL National Sprint Car "Jim Hurtubise Classic event at the Terre Haute Action Track
has been postponed due to torrential rain.

The "Jim Hurtubise Classic" will be made up at the Terre Haute Action Track
on Thursday, September 18th!

Aug 27
DARLAND'S #53 BREAKS ONE OF USAC's CHERISHED ALL-TIME MARKS

Tom Bigelow (r) congratiulated Dave Darland (l) after Dave's 53rd USAC Sprint win.
Photo by Travis Branch
  The "People's Champ" is now USAC's winningest Sprint Car driver of all time!
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Dave Darland's remarkable career has carried him to a record few thought would ever be broken. And, it took him 22 years to break it, scoring his 52nd and 53rd victories this past week to surpass the mark of 52 established by Tom Bigelow during his USAC career. The Bigelow record stood for 33 years!

 It was fitting that Bigelow was one of the first to congratulate Darland in victory lane Sunday after the historic win.

 Beginning with the 1993 "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, Dave's career has included wins at 27 tracks in nine states, including Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Wisconsin and Arkansas.

 In terms of track wins, he has eight Sprint wins at Kokomo, six at Lawrenceburg and five ach at Eldora Speedway and Putnamville, Ind. He has won for nine different teams, including 13 each with Jeff Walker Racing and his current owner, Phillips Motorsports and 12 wins with Dynamics, Inc.

 His latest wins have him on the threshold of another significant USAC mark - 100 total USAC National feature wins! He now has 96 and four more will put him in company with only three previous drivers - A.J. Foyt, Rich Vogler and Mel Kenyon.

 Bigelow's achievement occurred with wins between 1969 and 1981 and included 14 wins in 1977, ironically a year in which he did NOT win the series title. Actually, Bigelow posted his 14th win that year by mid-July but was unable to add any more the remainder of that year. The following year, with less wins, Bigelow secured the USAC National Sprint Car championship.

   Darland has now won USAC feature events in 22 consecutive years (1993-2014), a feat unmatched in USAC's 59-year history.
--USAC--

Aug 26
"JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC" AT TERRE HAUTE FRIDAY;
DARLAND BREAKS BIGELOW'S ALL-TIME SPRINT WIN RECORD;
DARLAND ALSO TAKES "SMACKDOWN'; PRELIM TO STANBROUGH

from DICK JORDAN USAC
   This Friday's "Jim Hurtubise Classic" AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track honors the memory of the driver who scored five consecutive USAC Sprint Car victories at the storied track between 1960 and 1962.
    Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., who eclipsed Tom Bigelow's all-time USAC Sprint car victory record Sunday at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, has returned to the series point lead and takes a five-point cushion over Brady Bacon into Friday's race at the track where he claimed the "Tony Hulman Classic" in May.
    Bryan Clauson, who stands third in the points, won the "Indiana Sprint Week" feature at Terre Haute in July and will try to give long-time car owner Mike Curb his 100th USAC National feature victory in Friday's competition.
    Darland repeated as the champion of the Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown" this past weekend, tying Bigelow's record with his 52nd career win Saturday, then closing out the four-day racing extravaganza with #53 in Sunday's 40-lap finale.
    Darland started outside B & W "King of the Hill" Champion Brady Bacon in Sunday's feature, trailed Bacon for five laps, then set sail to lead the final 35 laps in his Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy. Robert Ballou finished a close second ahead of Clauson, Bacon and Jon Stanbrough. Sunday's $10,000-to-win race had been rained out on Saturday night and postponed to the next day.
    Darland's Saturday victory came in a 30-lap feature also delayed from Thursday night, when rains interrupted the program after two heats had been completed. Justin Grant led the first 23 laps before Darland took over. Grant finished second ahead of Ballou, Chris Windom and Stanbrough.
    Stanbrough opened the victory celebrations with his 30-lap win Friday night, taking the lead from Bryan Clauson on the white-flag lap and leading the final two circuits in his MP Environmental Services/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher. Clauson was second ahead of Ballou, Kyle Cummins and Bacon.
    Participants earned numerous special awards, plus lap prizes totaling $10,000. USAC would like to thank all of those who contributed lap prizes as well as the following special award donors: Cooper Tire, Brase Yourself, AllStar Performance, QuickCar Racing Products, The True Grit Award, B & W Auto Mart, Spire Sports & Entertainment, ProSource, Phoenix Racer's Advantage Store, Arizona Open Wheel Museum, CSI Shocks, Hummel's Factory Kahne, PPM Titanium Products, Indy Performance Composites, Pace Performance Coatings, Wilwood Brake Systems, American Racing Ministries, DRC Chassis, Weld Racing, Roger & Barb Tapy of Customized Service Trucks, Impact Racing, Rod End Supply, Simpson Racing Products, C & R Racing, Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Tire, Arizona Sport Shirts, Traxxas, Go Pro, Rugged Radios and USAC.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,520,
2-Brady Bacon-1,515,
3-Bryan Clauson-1,480,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428,
5-Chase Stockon-1,297,
6-Justin Grant-1,230,
7-Chris Windom-1,206,
8-Tracy Hines-1,195,
9-Robert Ballou-1,085,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067.



7TH VERMEIL CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND AT CALISTOGA
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The 7th Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic" is on tap this weekend in the Napa Valley wine country Saturday and Sunday at the historic and scenic Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. It features both the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Honda USAC Western Midgets.

 The Calistoga events kick off "California Sprint Week" which continues with events September 4-5-6 at Chico, Watsonville and Santa Maria, Calif. respectively.

 Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. enters the two nights of racing with a substantial 155-point series lead over runner-up and five-time champion Mike Spencer. Gardner swept both 2010 "Vermeil" Sprint features and was second in one last year. Spencer has a 2009 and 2011 victory among his nine consecutive "top-four" finishes dating back to 2009.

 Former "Vermeil" Sprint car winners Robert Ballou and Ryan Bernal, who have experienced winning "streaks" this year, are expected to compete. Ballou is coming off a great runner-up finish in last week's "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at Kokomo, Ind. and will team with Nic Faas in cars entered by Keith Ford. Other previous "Vermeil" Sprint winners include Tim and Bud Kaeding, Kevin Swindell, Kyle Hirst and Kyle Larson.

 Gardner, whose specially-built Bonneville Salt Flats Sprint car holds the World's record for a Sprint Car and will be on exhibit this weekend, has seven feature wins in 12 starts so far this year in USAC/CRA competition. His other five starts include a second and two thirds!

 This weekend's events salute the legacy of the man who virtually put Calistoga on the map, with the track history dating back to 1937!

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-786, 2-Mike Spencer-631, 3-Nic Faas-628, 4-Matt Mitchell-517, 5-Austin Williams-507, 6-Brody Roa-496, 7-Cody Williams-483, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 9-Jake Swanson-460, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.


EL PASO, LAS CRUCES, TULAROSA HOST SOUTHWEST SPRINTS
from DICK JORDAN  USAC
  R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. resumes his pursuit of the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship this weekend in three races in Texas and New Mexico.

 Friday night's race is at El Paso (Tex.) Speedway Park, while Saturday's race is at Southern New Mexico Raceway in Las Cruces. Tularosa (N.M.) Speedway hosts Sunday night's event.

 The three-night tour follows a four-race "non-points" tour in America's heartland which included a victory at Lawton, Okla. by Johnson.

 Johnson, who holds a 44-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. in the latest Southwest standings, won last year's El Paso race. Las Cruces native Rick Ziehl was the 2013 winner at his home track, while Tularosa will host its first USAC race since a Tim West victory in 2002.

 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 Mihocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442. 10-Bruce St. James-436.


Aug 25
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 24, - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

Dave Darland surpassed Tom Bigelow on the all-time USAC Sprint Car win list Sunday night.
John Mahoney Photo

from USAC
 FIRST QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Justin Grant (#40 Hery), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Logan Jarrett (#29 Jarrett), 4. Tyler Courtney (#23c Courtney), 5. Brian Karraker (#3R Byram), 6. Chad Boespflug (#57 Hazen), 7. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox). NT

 SECOND QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9k KT), 2. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 3. Casey Shuman (#21k Krockenberger), 4. Landon Simon (#24 Simon), 5. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 Becker), 6. Parker Price-MIller (#9p Ronk), 7. Max McGhee (#17m McGhee). NT

 THIRD QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#10E Edison), 2. Kyle Cummins (#21x Pollock), 3. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines), 4. Chris Gurley (#12G Team Automotive), 5. Jarett Andretti (#18 Andretti), 6. Josh Spencer (#66J Spencer). 2:18.21

 "KING OF THE HILL" 2-CAR SHOOTOUTS: (3 laps each)
 Round 1:Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI) defeated Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou); Dave Darland (#71p Phillips) defeated Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian); Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics) defeated Chris Windom (#11 Walker); and Jon Stanbrough (#66 Amati) defeated Shane Cottle (#2E Epperson). Round 2: Darland defeated Stockon and Bacon defeated Stanbrough. Final Round: Bacon defeated Darland.

 B MAIN: (15 laps)
1. Boesplfug, 2. Courtney, 3. Simon, 4. McGhee, 5. Spencer, 6. Gurley, 7. Price-Miller, 8. Kobylarz, 9. Karraker, 10. Andretti, 11. Mattox. NT

 FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Kyle Cummins, 11. Logan Jarrett, 12. Chad Boespflug, 13. Brady Short, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Max McGhee, 16. Josh Spencer, 17. Brian Karraker, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Casey Shuman, 20. Landon Simon, 21. Jerry Coons Jr., 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Chris Windom. NT

  **McGhee flipped during the second qualifying race. Mattox flipped during the B-Main. Andretti flipped during the B-Main.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps
1-5 Bacon, Laps
6-40 Darland.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-1,520,
2-Bacon-1,515,
3-Clauson-1,480,
4-Stanbrough-1,428,
5-Stockon-1,297,
6-Grant-1,230,
7-Windom-1,206,
8-Hines-1,195,
9-Ballou-1,085,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
August 29 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track -
"Jim Hurtubise Classic"



Aug 24
RAINS FORCE USAC Sprint Car "SMACKDOWN" FINALE TO SUNDAY AT KOKOMO
Kokomo, IN........Rains have forced this year's Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown III" finale, originally slated Saturday night, to be postponed until Sunday at Kokomo Speedway. The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars take to the track at 4 pm for hot laps after gates open at 2.


AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 21 & 23,
 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway
- Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

DARLAND EDGES GRANT IN SMACKDOWN CLASSIC TO TIE BIGELOW AT 52!   Travis Branch Photo

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.791;
2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.985;
3. B Clauson, 20, S/Curb-Agajanian-13.176;
4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.178;
5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.189;
6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.197;
7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.267;
8. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.281;
9. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-13.286;
10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.328;
11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.338;
12. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-13.361;
13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.465;
14. C Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.484;
15. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.532;
16. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.553;
17. Logan Hupp, 2m, Marshall-13.586;
18. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.597;
19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.605;
20. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.612;
21. C Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.631;
22. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-13.641;
23. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.692;
24. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.723;
25. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.737;
26. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.798;
27. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.970;
28. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.977;
29. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, Becker-14.054;
30. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-14.060;
31. Ryan Bernal, 27a, Elson-14.212;
32. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-14.227;
33. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-14.305;
34. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.946;
35. H Schuerenberg, 20N,S/Nolen-NT;
36. Thomas Meseraull, 77, Wingo-NT.

  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Gurley, 5. McGhee, 6. Price-Miller, 7. Karraker. 8. Hupp, 9. Courtney. 2:18.13

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Thomas, 3. Grant, 4. Ballou, 5. Shuman, 6. Cummins, 7. Bernal, 8. Moore. 2:19.11

 RAIN AFTER SECOND HEAT - REMAINDER OF PROGRAM HELD AUGUST 23 (Day)

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Bacon, 3. Short, 4. Clauson, 5. Andretti, 6. Stanbrough. 7. Hines. 2:15.45

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jarrett, 2. Coons, 3. Spencer, 4. Cottle, 5. Simon, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Dakus. 2:16.39

 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Cummins, 3. McGhee, 4. Hines, 5. Shuman, 6. Boespflug. 7. Bernal,
8. Price-Miller, 9. Courtney, 10. Dakus, 11. Karraker, 12. Kobylarz, 13. Simon, 14. Andretti, 15. Meseraull. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Justin Grant,
3. Robert Ballou, 4. Chris Windom,
5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
7. Brady Bacon, 8. Shane Cottle,
9. Brady Short, 10. Chase Stockon,
11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Bryan Clauson,
13. C.J. Leary, 14. Tracy Hines,
15. Max McGhee, 16. Chad Boespflug,
17. Chris Gurley, 18. Logan Jarrett,
19. Brandon Mattox, 20. Josh Spencer,
21. Kyle Cummins, 22. Brian Karraker,
23. Casey Shuman. NT

**Meseraull flipped during the semi. Andretti flipped during the semi.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
1-23 Grant,
Laps 24-30 Darland.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Bacon-1,464,
2-Darland-1,460,
3-Clauson-1,426,
4-Stanbrough-1,380,
5-Stockon-1,261,
6-Windom-1,193,
7-Grant-1,185,
8-Hines-1,170,
9-Schuerenberg-1,067, 10-Leary-1,036.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
August 23 (Night) - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III" (Finale)


Aug 23
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 22,
- Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway -
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"


  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.712; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.843; 3. Thomas Meseraull, 77, Wingo-12.843; 4. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-12.912; 5. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.964; 6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.971; 7. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.976; 8. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.998; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.079; 10. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.162; 11. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.189; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.235; 13. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.290; 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.290; 15. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.304; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.305; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.345; 18. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.348; 19. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.354; 20. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.372; 21. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.378; 22. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.381; 23. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.457; 24. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-13.468; 25. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.519; 26. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.584; 27. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.601; 28. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-13.780; 29. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, Becker-13.790; 30. Ryan Bernal, 27a, Elson-13.811; 31. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.853; 32. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.858; 33. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.861; 34. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-14.011.

 FIRST HEAT:
(10 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. Short, 5. Darland, 6. Ballou, 7. Boespflug, 8. Moore, 9. Kobylarz. 2:17.40

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Coons, 5. Jarrett, 6. Price-Miller, 7. Bernal, 8. Gurley, 9. Dakus. 2:15.24

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Cottle, 3. Shuman, 4, Clauson, 5. Simon, 6. Spencer, 7. Andretti, 8. Meseraull. 2:14.58

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mattox, 2. Stockon, 3. McGhee, 4. Cummins, 5. Weir, 6. Leary, 7. Karraker, 8. Clayton. 2:16.13

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Darland. 2. Ballou, 3. Boespflug,
4. Jarrett, 5. Leary, 6. Weir,
7. Gurley, 8. Price-Miller, 9. Simon,
10. Karraker, 11. Kobylarz, 12.Andretti,
13.  Bernal, 14. Spencer, 15. Moore,
16. Dakus. 2:41.06

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Bryan Clauson,
3. Robert Ballou, 4. Kyle Cummins,
5. Brady Bacon, 6. Chase Stockon,
7. Brady Short, 8. C.J. Leary,
9. Chris Windom, 10. Logan Jarrett,
11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Shane Cottle,
13. Max McGhee, 14. Tracy Hines,
15. Casey Shuman, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
17. Brandon Mattox, 18. Dave Darland,
19. Tyler Courtney, 20. Scotty Weir,
21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Justin Grant,
23. Brian Karraker. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-28 Clauson,
Laps 29-30 Stanbrough.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1- Bacon-1,415,
2-Clauson-1,388,
3-Darland-1,387,
4-Stanbrough-1,328,
5-Stockon-1,220,
6-Hines-1,144;
7-Windom-1,136,
8-Grant-1,121,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066,
10-Leary-999.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
August 23 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

Aug22
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 21,
- Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer
"Sprint Car Smackdown III"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.791;
2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.985;
3. B Clauson,20, Stewart/Curb Aggie-13.176;
4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.178;
5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.189;
6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.197;
7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.267;
8. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.281;
9. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-13.286;
10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.328;
11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.338;
12. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-13.361;
13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.465;
14. C Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.484;
15. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.532;
16. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.553;
17. Logan Hupp, 2m, Marshall-13.586;
18. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.597;
19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.605;
20. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.612;
21. C Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.631;
22. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-13.641;
23. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.692;
24. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.723;
25. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.737;
26. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.798;
27. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.970;
28. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.977;
29. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, Becker-14.054;
30. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-14.060;
31. Ryan Bernal, 27a, Elson-14.212;
32. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-14.227;
33. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-14.305;
34. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.946;
35. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-NT.

  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Leary, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Gurley, 5. McGhee, 6. Price-Miller, 7. Karraker. 8. Hupp, 9. Courtney. 2:18.13

  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Thomas, 3. Grant, 4. Ballou, 5. Shuman, 6. Cummins, 7. Bernal, 8. Moore. 2:19.11

 REMAINDER OF PROGRAM RAINED OUT (This program will be resumed beginning at 2 pm Saturday, prior to Saturday's regularly scheduled event.)

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 22 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"



Aug 20
SPONSOR, PRIZE LISTS GROW FOR "SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN III"


from DICK JORDAN
 This year's Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway is rapidly becoming one of America's destination events for participants and fans alike. The three-night racing extravaganza begins Thursday and runs through Saturday night at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.

 In addition to securing Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer as the title sponsor for 2014, the event has already generated an impressive list of performance-driven sponsorships and prizes, including a total of $10,000 in lap prizes to be distributed to the top-five drivers in each feature event lap during the three nights!

 Saturday's 40-lap feature offers $10,000-to-win and the competition even spills off-track with Thursday night's inaugural "Sprint Car Snackdown," thanks to Cooper Tire. They will award a set of tires as part of a prize package for the top-two finishers in an eating contest among the top-six finishers from the 2013 "Smackdown" finale. Dave Darland, Shane Cottle, Chase Stockon, Chris Windom, Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson will head to Kokomo Speedway's Turn 5 Bar after the evening's 30-lap feature to down 20 boneless chicken wings faster than their competition. All fans and fellow on-track competitors are invited to attend.

 On the track, two new major awards come courtesy of Brase Yourself, which is also a lap sponsor for the weekend. The will award $500 to the "Newcomer of the Year" (the top finishing driver attending his first Smackdown), along with $500 to the team voted to have the "Best Appearing Car" during the weekend.

 AllStar Performance will also reward "Smackdown" newbies as they will give a random event rookie a $100 certificate each of the first two nights before posting a prize pack for the top finishing driver in the Saturday feature who has advanced that far for the first time. QuickCar Racing Products is another new supporter, offering gauge panels to both the combined fastest qualifier over Thursday and Friday, along with the driver to post the fastest lap in Saturday's feature.


 Perhaps the most coveted award of the weekend will be the $300 "True Grit Award" in honor of recently passed Indiana sprint car supporter Bill Gardner.

 B & W Auto Mart continues their involvement with USAC Sprint Car racing as the sponsor of Saturday's "King of the Hill" program, which will offer $400 to the winner. Spire Sports + Entertainment joins the fun this year as the sponsor of the $500 "Passing Master Award," which goes to the driver gaining the most positions in all events for the weekend.

 In addition to each night's ProSource "Fast Time Award," the Phoenix Racer's Advantage Store has posted cash prizes for both second and third quick on each preliminary night. He Arizona Open Wheel Museum "Hard Charger Award" in Saturday's feature pays $250 and the establishment owned by Steve Stroud will also sponsor heat races the first two nights, along with CSI Shocks. CSI will also present Saturday's qualifying races, which will serve as the heat races for cars not locked into the night's "King of the Hill."

 Another shock company, Hummel's Factory Kahne, will offer gift certificates for each night's "Factory Kahne Front Row." PPM Titanium Products again handles the "Hard Charger Award" on both Thursday and Friday, while Indy Performance Composites is softening the blow for the first car to miss the transfer to the feature each night with their "Close Call Award."

 The slowest qualifier (or point earner on Saturday) to transfer to each night's Feature will receive the Pace Performance Coatings "Hard Work Award," while the first car to retire from Saturday's Main Event will receive the "Tough Break Award" from Wilwood Brake Systems.

 American Racing Ministries again rewards the final car to transfer from the Semi-feature with a right-rear tire each night. DRC Chassis posts the "Hard Luck Award" for the week, and Weld Racing returns with a left-rear wheel for the recipient of their "Smackdown Badass Award." As they did during "Indiana Sprint Week," Roger and Barb Tapy of Customized Service Trucks will give away a right-rear tire each night to a random competitor.

 In addition, prizes will be doled out from Impact Racing, Rod End Supply, Simpson Racing Products, C & R Racing, Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Tire, Arizona Sport Shirts, Traxxas, Go Pro, Rugged Radios and the United States Auto Club.

  With all feature laps sponsored for the weekend, the top-five of each lap will be compensated for running up front with a breakdown of $30-25-20-15-10.

The lap sponsors are as follows:
 Thursday
1 - Brase Yourself
2 - Chalk Racing Products
3 - Earlywine Auctions
4 - Eldora 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 19-20
5 - Brase Yourself
6 - Stitch98
7 - Wolfe's Auto Auctions Terre Haute-Evansville-South Bend
8 - Lincoln Park Speedway
9 - Brase Yourself
10 - Michael Gooch
11 - Terre Haute Action Track
12 - K-ROB
13 - Brase Yourself
14 - C&R Racing
15 - Jimmy Carter
16 - Brase Yourself
17 - RW Motorsports
18 - Conroy "Pneu" Control
19 - Brase Yourself
20 - Chevy & Stewart Clauson - Go Dad!
21 - Hinchman Racewear
22 - The Minnesota Mafia
23 - Indy Race Parts
24 - Brase Yourself
25 - ProSource
26 - Indy Screen Print
27 - Brase Yourself
28 - Lincoln Park Speedway
29 - American Racing Ministries
30 - Brase Yourself

Friday
1 - Momentum Racing Suspension
2 - Benic Enterprises
3 - Chalk Racing Products
4 - Eldora Speedway 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 19-20
5 - Brase Yourself
6 - Earlywine Auctions
7 - Wolfe's Auto Auctions Terre Haute-Evansville-South Bend
8 - Brase Yourself
9 - KT Construction Services
10 - Crume Evans Insurance
11 - Terre Haute Action Track
12 - Jockish Flowers
13 - Brase Yourself
14 - C&R Racing
15 - Arata Brothers Racing/Brian Gard
16 - Brase Yourself
17 - RW Motorsports
18 - Conroy "Pneu" Control
19 - National Speedway Directory
20 - "Haubstadt Guzzlers"
21 - Stitch98
22 - Brase Yourself
23 - Jason Sharp - John Force Racing GM
24 - Brase Yourself
25 - In Memory of Norman Girard
26 - ProSource
27 - Brase Yourself
28 - Lincoln Park Speedway
29 - American Racing Ministries
30 - Brase Yourself

Saturday
1 - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
2 - In Honor of Tate Hartzler/Childhood Cancer Awareness
3 - Brase Yourself
4 - Eldora Speedway 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 19-20
5 - City of Syracuse Special #65
6 - Bill & Tyson Wever
7 - Wolfe's Auto Auctions Terre Haute-Evansville-South Bend
8 - Momentum Racing Suspension
9 - The Frolic Bar & Grill
10 - Crume Evans Insurance
11 - Terre Haute Action Track
12 - In Recognition of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Chuck Merrill/Maxim Chassis
13 - Infinity Shocks
14 - C&R Racing
15 - In Memory of Joseph H. Wilson
16 - Lincoln Park Speedway
17 - RW Motorsports
18 - Conroy "Pneu" Control
19 - Brase Yourself
20 - Manvel Motorsports
21 - Chalk Racing Products
22 - Jockish Flowers
23 - 2013 Kokomo Speedway Track Champion Wes McIntyre
24 - Keith Wendel
25 - ProSource
26 - Hinchman Racewear
27 - Coastal 181 - "The People's Champ"
28 - Pit Stop BBQ & Grill
29 - American Racing Ministries
30 - Earlywine Auctions
31 - Lincoln Park Speedway
32 - In Memory of Laura Stockon
33 - Brase Yourself
34 - Indy Screen Print
35 - Lincoln Park Speedway
36 - Indiana Stone Works
37 - Indiana Underground Construction
38 - Stitch98
39 - Claxton Engines
40 - Lincoln Park Speedway



Aug 19
USAC Sprint Cars Roundup
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT EL PASO AUG 29
JOHNSON, BACON, MARTIN, BONNEAU SHARE
 "FREEDOM TOUR" GLORY

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
            The USAC Southwest Sprint Car points race resumes August 29 at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park and point leader R.J. Johnson will once again continue his pursuit of a USAC championship after four "non-point" races this past week in America's heartland.

 Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., was one of four different winners during the "Freedom Tour" in Oklahoma and Kansas. He won Wednesday night's 30-lap race at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway. Driving the Bill Michaels-owned Kodiak Products Sherman, he caught early leader and home-state favorite Brady Bacon on lap 19 and led the rest of the way to beat Bacon, Mike Martin, Aaron Reutzel and Koby Barksdale to the checkered flag.

 Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., captured Thursday night's 30-lapper at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. Second in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint car standings at present, Bacon caught early leader Wyatt Burks on lap eight and led the rest of the way in his Fatheadz Eyewear Triple X to beat Colby Copeland, Josh Pelkey, Seth Bergman and Casey Shuman.

 Mike Martin of Yuma, Ariz. captured Friday night's 30-lap "Harold Leep Memorial" at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. The "Magic Man" led all 30 laps in his PPM Maxim to beat Harli White, Johnson, Rick Ziehl and Bacon.

 Mike Bonneau of Phoenix, Ariz. captured Saturday night's "Freedom Tour" finale at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park, leading the final seven laps after passing Ziehl on lap 24. Charles Davis Jr. took the runner-up spot ahead of White, Ziehl and Burks.

 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 Mihocko-517,
8-Andy Reinbold-459,
9-Mike Colegrove-442.
10-Bruce St. James-436

 
3RD "SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN" ON TAP AT KOKOMO
 from DICK JORDAN  USAC
   The Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown 3" unfolds this week at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway as the torrid battle for supremacy in the AMSOIL National Sprint Car series reached a fever pitch.

 Dave Darland, chasing one of USAC's most cherished all-time records, enters the three-night extravaganza with a miniscule five-point lead over Brady Bacon, while Bryan Clauson is just 34 points behind the leader. More than 200 points are available at Kokomo.

 Darland has 51 career USAC Sprint wins to his credit and needs just one more to match the 52 recorded by Tom Bigelow during his spectacular career. Considering Darland's past performance at his "home" track it's not far-fetched to believe he could tie or surpass the record this week.

  The "Smackdown" begins Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday, with 30-lap preliminary features and a 40-lap finale Saturday. In addition to significant lap prize postings totaling some $10,000, numerous performance awards have been posted, making this event a "signature" one for drivers and fans alike.

 On Thursday night after the 30-lap feature, several drivers will participate in the inaugural "Snackdown," to determine a winner in a food-consuming competition. More information on that will be released later.

 Bryan Clauson won the inaugural "Smackdown" in 2012 and Darland was last year's champion. Preliminaries in 2012 went to Clauson and Chris Windom, while Clauson and Darland won last year's preliminaries.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,360,
2-Brady Bacon-1,355,
3-Bryan Clauson-1,326,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,261,
5-Chase Stockon-1,168,
6-Tracy Hines-1,111,
7-Justin Grant-1,101,
8-Chris Windom-1,092,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066,
10-C.J. Leary-959.                      
 

CALISTOGA'S "VERMEIL CLASSIC" NEXT FOR CRA AUGUST 30-31
GARDNER GETS #31 AT THE PAS

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   The 8th "Louie Vermeil Classic" is next up for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. Two nights of racing at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway Aug. 30-31. Two nights of racing at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway (Aug.30-31) also showcase USAC's Honda Western Midget series on the historic half-mile dirt track.

 Two-time defending series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. takes a comfortable 155-point lead over five-time series king Mike Spencer into the Calistoga races after recording his record 31st USAC/CRA victory at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway Saturday night.

 "The Demon" was the third feature lap leader, passing Austin Williams on lap 14 and leading the rest of the way in the Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike to beat Kevin Thomas Jr., Williams, Matt Mitchell and Jake Swanson. Williams had taken the lead from Nic Faas on the second lap.

 Saturday's race at the PAS was the annual "California Racers Hall of Fame Night."

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-786,
2-Mike Spencer-631,
3-Nic Faas-628,
4-Matt Mitchell-517,
5-Austin Williams-507,
6-Brody Roa-496,
7-Cody Williams-483,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
9-Jake Swanson-460,
10-Cory Kruseman-381.


Aug18
USAC Sprint Cars Roundup
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
August 16, - Perris, Cal- Perris Auto Spdwy -
"California Racers Hall of Fame Night"


  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.512;
2. M Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.710;
3. D Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.776;
4. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.794;
5. K Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-16.798;
6. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.815;
7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.037;
8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.081;
9. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.180;
10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.369;
11. R Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.420;
12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.608;
13. Kenny Perkins, OK, Perkins-17.710;
14. C Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.752;
15. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.756;
16. J Ellertson,98X,Ellertson-17.825;
17. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.875;
18. G Hansen, 7, Priestley-18.121;
19. Cal Smith, 39, Smith-18.200;
20. Jon Kairot, 81, Watt- 19.104;
21. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-NT,
22. A Smith, 36J, Springstead-NT,
23. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT.

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Spencer, 3. A.Williams, 4. C.Williams, 5. Ellertson, 6. Perkins, 7. C.Smith. 2:57.13

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. J.Swanson, 2. Bender, 3. Thomas, 4. Mitchell, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Ballard, 7. Kairot. 3:01.87

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Faas, 3. Bezio, 4. L.Williams, 5. Hansen, 6. Gansen, 7. A.Smith. NT

  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Austin Williams, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Garrett Hansen, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Ronnie Gardner, 9. A.J. Bender, 10. Corey Ballard, 11. Chris Gansen, 12. Austin Smith, 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 14. Jon Kairot, 15. Kenny Perkins, 16. Logan Williams, 17. Cody Williams, 18. Nic Faas, 19. Mike Spencer, 20. David Bezio, 21. Cal Smith. NT

**C.Swanson flipped during qualifications.
Bezio & C.WIlliams flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Faas,
Laps 2-13 A.Williams,
Laps 14-30 D.Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-786,
2-Spencer-631,
3-Faas-628,
4-Mitchell-517,
5-A.Williams-507,
6-Roa-496,
7-C.Williams-483,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
9-J.Swanson-460,
10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:August 30-31 - Calistoga (CA) Speedway - "Louie Vermeil Classic"


USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS:
August 16, 2014 - Dodge City, Kansas - Dodge City Raceway Park - "Freedom Tour"


 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Don Droud Jr., (#1X Droud), 7. Kevin Risley (#24 Risley). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Harli White (#17W White), 2. Wyatt Burks (#11X Burks), 3. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 6. Brad Graham (#04 Graham), 7. Ray Seemann (#72 Seemann). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Rick Ziehl (#41W Wiliams), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Shannon McQueen (#7 Decker), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Tyler Knight (#11K Knight), 7. Josh Shipley (#5X Mihocko). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Mike Bonneau, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Harli White, 4. Rick Ziehl, 5. Wyatt Burks, 6. Shon Deskins, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. R.J. Johnson, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Mike Martin, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Don Droud Jr., 13. Tye Mihocko, 14. Josh Shipley, 15. Tim Kent, 16. Chris Bonneau, 17. Tyler Knight, 18. Shannon McQueen, 19. Kevin Risley, 20. Ray Seemann. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-23 Ziehl,
Laps 24-30 M.Bonneau

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE:
August 29 - El Paso, TX - El Paso Speedway Park - "Border Tour"


Aug 17
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 15, 2014
- Wichita, Kansas - 81 Speedway - "Freedom Tour" - "Harold Leep Memorial"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. 1. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR),
4. Harli White (#17W White),
5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
6. Don Droud Jr. (#1X Droud),
7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
8. Wyatt Burks (#11W Burks). NT


SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Forrest Sutherland (#85 Sutherland),
2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
3. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood),
4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
7. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
8. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton). NT

 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
2. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen),
3. Josh Stephens (#09 Stephens),
4. Jeremy Campbell (#10C Campbell),
5. Brad Graham (#04 Graham),
6. Gavin Stout (#95 Stout),
7. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell),
8. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale). NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Davis, 2. Copeland,
3. Burks, 4. Chappell,
5. Blurton, 6. Barksdale,
7. Stout, 8. Deskins. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Mike Martin,
2. Harli White, 3.
R.J. Johnson,
4. Rick Ziehl,
5. Brady Bacon,
6. Josh Pelkey,
7. Charles Davis Jr.,
8. Jeremy Campbell,
9. Don Droud Jr.,
10. Tye Mihocko,
11. Josh Hodges,
12. Michael Curtis,
13. Shannon McQueen,
14. Josh Stephens,
15. Wyatt Burks,
16. Joe Wood Jr.,
17. Brad Graham,
18. Zach Chappell,
19. Colby Copeland,
20. Forrest Sutherland. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Martin.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE:
August 16 - Dodge City, KS - Dodge City Raceway Park - "Freedom Tour"

Aug 16
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 14, 2014
- Sapulpa, Oklahoma - Creek County Speedway -
 "Freedom Tour"

from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Wyatt Burks (#11W Burks),
2. Danny Smith (#5$Smith),
3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
4. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood),
5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
6. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer),
7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
9. Tyler Edwards (#24 Edwards). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR),
2. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams),
3. Mitchell Moore (#51M Moore),
4. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen),
5. Matt Ward (#51 Ward),
6. Casey Shuman (#4J James),
7. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman),
8. Casey Wills (#31 Wills). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
2. Harli White (#17W White),
3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
4. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan),
5. Blake Edwards (#17E Edwards),
6. Tim Kent (#94T Kent),
7. Kyle Clark (#9$Clark),
8. Kevin Cummings (#97 Cummings). NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn),
5. Jamie McDonald (#3Y McDonald),
6. Josh Stephens (#09 Stephens),
7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
8. Brian Gramm (#3 Gramm). NT

 FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Shuman, 2. C.Bonneau,
3. Martin, 4. Ward,
5. Wood, 6. Stephens,
7. Mihocko, 8. T.Edwards,
9. Kevin Cummings, 10. B.Edwards. NT

 SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bergman, 2. Clark,
3. Gramm, 4. Kent,
5. Wills, 6. McDonald,
7. M.Bonneau, 8. McQueen,
9. Brewer. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Colby Copeland,
3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Seth Bergman,
5. Casey Shuman, 6. Harli White,
7. Rick Ziehl, 8. Wyatt Burks,
9. R.J. Johnson, 10. Shon Deskins,
11. Charles Davis Jr., 12. Blake Hahn,
13. Mike Ma




Aug 15
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 13,
 - Lawton, Oklahoma - Lawton Speedway -
 "Freedom Tour"

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Stephens (#09 Stevens), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Robert Sellers (#7S Sellers), 5. Harli White (#17W White), 6. Martin Edwards (#45 Edwards), 7. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 8. Kyle Clark (#9$Clark), 9. Matt Ward (#51 Ward). NT

  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale), 4. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman), 5. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 6. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton), 7. Casey Shuman (#4J James ), 8. Shawn Bloomquist (#14 Bloomquist). NT

  THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Michael Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 4. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 5. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell), 6. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 7. Brandon Long (#02 Long), 8. Kevin Risley (#24 Risley). NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 2. Danny Smith (#5$Smith), 3. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Joe Wood, Jr. (#03 Wood), 6. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 7. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

 FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bergman, 2. C.Bonneau, 3. Hahn, 4. Shuman, 5. Brewer, 6. Curtis, 7. Blurton, 8. Ward, 9. Edwards. NT

  SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Reutzel, 2. White, 3. Ziehl, 4. Kent, 5. Clark, 6. Bloomquist, 7. Risley, 8. Long. NT

 ALSO AT TRACK: Jesse Higginbotham (#9 Higginbotham).

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Brady Bacon,
3. Mike Martin, 4. Aaron Reutzel,
5. Koby Barksdale, 6. Dustin Morgan,
7. Casey Shuman, 8. Josh Pelkey,
9. Shon Deskins, 10. Colby Copeland,
11. Chris Bonneau, 12. Seth Bergman,
13. Danny Smith, 14. Zach Chappell,
15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Blake Hahn,
17. Robert Sellers, 18. Michael Bonneau,
19. Joe Wood Jr., 20. Josh Stephens,
21. Charles Davis, Jr., 22. Harli White. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-18 Bacon,
Laps 19-30 R.J. Johnson.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE:
August 14 - Sapulpa, OK - Creek County Speedway - "Freedom Tour"


Aug 12
USAC Sprint Car News Roundup
"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" SATURDAY AT THE PAS

from Dick Jordan
 The USAC/CRA Sprint Car series resumes action this Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway after a month-long hiatus.

 Two-time defending series champion Damion Gardner sits atop the 2014 standings, 111-ahead of five-time champion Mike Spencer. Gardner's four Perris wins this season have extended his all-time Perris victory lead over Spencer to five (30-25).

  Only Richard Vander Weerd and Matt Mitchell, who has spurted to the lead in USAC's West Coast Sprint series, have upset Gardner at the PAS in 2014.

  Saturday night's race is "California Racers Hall of Fame Night," saluting the Golden State's rich racing history.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-714,
2-Mike Spencer-603,
3-Nic Faas-603,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-471,
5-Cody Williams-459,
6-Matt Mitchell-456,
7-Brody Roa-446,
8-Austin Williams-444,
9-Jake Swanson-404,
10-Cory Kruseman-381.
 

1-MONTH HIATUS FOR WEST COAST & CLASSIC SPRINTS;
MITCHELL, FAAS GRAB WEST COAST/CLASSIC GLORY

from Dick Jordan USAC
 A month's hiatus for the USAC West Coast wars ends September 20 when the West Coast Sprint Cars compete at Marysville (Calif.) Raceway Park. A week later the USAC Western Classic Sprints resume action with a "special" non-points race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

 Matt Mitchell has vaulted to the point lead in the West Coast standings, while Ryan Bernal continues to hang on to his Western Classic point lead following races last weekend.

 Mitchell, of Yorba Linda, Calif., won Friday night's 30-lap West Coast/Western Classic feature at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. Mitchell took the lead in his MPD Racing/ART Enterprises Maxim/Chrisco on the final lap from Brody Roa to score the win over Roa, Richard Vander Weerd, Marty Hawkins and Bernal. Roa led 28 of the first 29 laps, yielding only to Bernal on lap 14.

 Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif. captured Saturday night's 30-lap USAC West Coast/Western Classic Sprint race at Chowchilla (Calif.) Speedway, leading the final 25 laps in his Berry Pack/King Racing Products Spike/Chevy. He passed Austin Liggett on lap six and never looked back, beating Danny Faria Jr., Roa, Mitchell and Richard Vander Weerd to the checkered flag.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Matt Mitchell-659,
2-Markus Niemela-631,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-546,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-530,
5-Ryan Bernal-512,
6-Troy Rutherford-500,
7-Danny Faria Jr.-500,
8-Austin Liggett-490,
9-Nic Faas-465,
10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-359,
2-Matt Mitchell-333,
3-Nic Faas-324,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-303,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-280,
6-Marty Hawkins-227,
7-Markus Niemela-211,
8-Austin Liggett-189,
9-Danny Faria Jr.-186,
10-D.J. Johnson-173


4-RACE "FREEDOM TOUR" STARTS AT LAWTON WEDNESDAY
from Dick Jordan USAC
 The 2014 "Freedom Tour" unfolds this week, showcasing USAC's Southwest Sprint Car stars in four races in Oklahoma and Kansas.

 Race one is Wednesday night at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway, while Thursday's race is at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. The final two races are Friday's event at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. and Saturday's finale at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.

 All four races are considered "special events" and do not offer series points, so R.J. Johnson's 44-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. will not be affected.

 Former USAC Southwest Sprint Car champ Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. won races last year at Wichita and Dodge City, while Danny Smith won at Sapulpa and Davis also won at Dodge City.

  AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point leader Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has also indicated his participation in the tour and could be a force to reckon with.

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 Mihocko-517,
8-Andy Reinbold-459,
9-Mike Colegrove-442.
10-Bruce St. James-436.


Aug 10
USAC WEST COAST WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS August 8,
 - Watsonville, California - Ocean Speedway

from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.832;
2. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-12.911;
3. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-13.057;
4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.116;
5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-13.147;
6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.155;
7. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-13.167;
8. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.176;
9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.186;
10. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-13.195;
11. R Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.237;
12. J Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.248;
13. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-13.399;
14. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.452;
15. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-13.482;
16. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 5, DeCarlo-13.497;
17. Kyler Shaw, 92, Shaw-13.668;
18. Bruce Douglass, 13, Davis-13.872;
19. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.939;
20. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-NT;
21. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-NT;
22. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas, 2. Bernal, 3. Mitchell, 4. Schmid, 5. DeCarlo, 6. Stone, 7. Sibley. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. Niemela, 4. Kyler Shaw, 5. Hurst, 6. Schmidt. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Liggett, 2. Hawkins, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Roa, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Douglass. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Brody Roa,
3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Marty Hawkins,
5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Nic Faas,
7. Austin Liggett, 8. Jace Vander Weerd,
9. Kyler Shaw, 10. Jeff Sibley,
11. Bruce Douglass, 12. Tyler Schmidt,
13. Trevor Schmid, 14. Markus Niemela,
15. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 16. Austin Stone,
17. Scott Hall, 18. Koen Shaw,
19. Landon Hurst, 20. Danny Faria Jr.,
21. Kevin Barnes. NT

**Hurst, DeCarlo, and Hall flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-13 Roa,
Lap 14 Bernal, Laps
15-29 Roa,
Lap 30 Mitchell.

 NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:
1-Mitchell-597,
2-Nieemela-584,
3
-Troy Rutherford-500,
4-R.Vander Weerd-485,
5-Bernal-482,
6-J.Vander Weerd-481,
7-Liggett-458,
8-Faria-434,
9-Dennis Howell-399,
10-Faas-395.

 NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal-329,
2-Mitchell-271,
3-Faas-254,
4-R.Vander Weerd-242,
5-J.Vander Weerd-231,
6-Hawkins-227,
7-D.J. Johnson-173,
8-Hurst-166,
9-Niemela-164,
10-Liggett-157.

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE:
August 9 - Chowchilla, CA - Chowchilla Raceway


USAC WEST COAST/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
August 9, 2014 - Chowchilla, California - Chowchilla Speedway


  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Nic Faas (#73X Ford),
2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd),
3. Brody Roa (#91R BR),
4. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford),
5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd),
6. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson),
7. A.J. Bender (#12B Bender),
8. Connor Kassik (#26 Kassik),
9. Jeff Bothelo (#14X Bothelo). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett),
2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell),
3. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman),
4. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps),
5. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley),
6. Max Adams (#5X Adams),
7. Trent Carter (#13 Carter),
8. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki). NT

 DASH: (4 laps) 1. Araki, 2. Carter, 3. Kassik. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Nic Faas, 2. Danny Faria Jr.,
3. Brody Roa, 4. Matt Mitchell,
5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Max Adams,
9. Trent Carter, 10. Jeff Sibley,
11. A.J. Bender, 12. Jim Richardson,
13. Kolby Araki, 14. Ryan Bernal,
15. Austin Liggett, 16. Connor Kassik. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Liggett,
Laps 6-30 Faas.

 NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS: 1-Mitchell-659, 2-Niemela-631, 3-R.Vander Weerd-546, 4-J.Vander Weerd-530, 5-Bernal-512, 6-Troy Rutherford-500, 7-Faria-500, 8-Liggett-490, 9-Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

 NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-359, 2-Mitchell-333, 3-Faas-324, 4-R.Vander Weerd-303, 5-J.Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-227, 7-Niemela-211, 8-Liggett-189, 9-Faria-186, 10-D.J. Johnson-173.

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: September 27 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

 NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: September 20 - Marysville (CA) Raceway Park



Aug 5
 USAC Sprints Updates
FREEDOM TOUR UP NEXT - AUGUST 13-16;
WEATHER HALTS 2-NIGHT "RICK STEWART MEMORIAL"

from Dick Jordan USAC
 The "Freedom Tour" is next up for the USAC Southwest Sprint cars after rains forced cancellation of last weekend's "Rick Stewart Memorial" events at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway.

 R.J. Johnson's point lead remains intact at 44 points over Charles Davis Jr. entering the four "Freedom Tour" races, which begin August 13 at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway.

 The tour continues August 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., followed by races August 15 at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. and August 16 at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.

 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 Mihocko-517,
8-Andy Reinbold-459,
9-Mike Colegrove-442.
10-Bruce St. James-436

 OCEAN, CHOWCHILLA HOST WEST COAST SPRINTS

from Dick Jordan USAC
 Markus Niemela and Ryan Bernal will try to protect point leads in two USAC series which will combine for races this weekend at Watsonville and Chowchilla, Calif.

 Niemela, the driver from Finland, has a 20-point lead over Matt Mitchell in the USAC West Coast Sprint cars entering the two races, while Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., is 66 points ahead of Mitchell in the USAC Western Classic Sprint tally.

 Friday night's race is at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, while Saturday's is at Chowchilla Raceway. Bernal has been virtually unstoppable in both series this year, He swept five straight West Coast victories before Jake Swanson snapped his streak July 19 at Ventura, Calif. and he has also won the last three Classic features.

 Saturday's race will mark the first USAC appearance at Chowchilla in 21 years. Rick Atkins was the last winner, in a 1993 TQ Midget feature.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-548,
2-Matt Mitchell-528,
3-Troy Rutherford-500,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-436,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-423,
6-Ryan Bernal-421,
7-Danny Faria Jr.-412,
8-Austin Liggett-408,
9-Dennis Howell-399,
10-Nic Faas-342.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-268,
2-Matt Mitchell-202,
3-Nic Faas-201,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-186,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-180,
6-D.J. Johnson-173,
7-Marty Hawkins-165,
8-Landon Hurst-147,
9-Geoff Ensign-130,
10-Markus Niemela-128.


Aug 4
RAIN TAKES SATURDAY AT PRESCOTT VALLEY TOO!
from USAC
Saturday night's "Rick Stewart Memorial" finale at Prescott Valley Raceway fell to the weather, just as Friday night's race at the same track did. The series now prepares for the Freedom Tour events in middle-America beginning August 13 at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway


July 30
FRIDAY-SATURDAY PRESCOTT VALLEY SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACES;
JOHNSON SCORES 16TH ARIZONA WIN IN CANYON'S "SUMMER SLAM"

from Dick Jordan
 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.

July 28
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 26,
- Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park -
"Summer Slam"

from USAC
      FIRST HEAT: (8 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


**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-Johnson-739,
2-Davis-695,
3-Pelkey-680,
4-Deskins-607,
5-Rossi-575,
6-Martin-564,
7-Michocko-517,
8-Reinbold-459,
9-Mike Colegrove-442,
10-St. James-434.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES:
August 1-2 - Prescott Valley (AZ) Raceway  "Rick Stewart Memorial


July22
USAC Sprint Car Roundup by Dick Jordan

KOKOMO'S "SMACKDOWN" NEXT FOR SPRINT CARS;
CLAUSON, BALLOU SWEEP ISW CLOSERS;
CLAUSON EARNS 2ND STRAIGHT INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car championship has tightened after four final Indiana Sprint Week races this past week. Only 34 points separate the top three drivers in the standings going into the August 21-22-23 "Smackdown III" at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

  Dave Darland, still pursuing the all-time record of 52 series wins set by Tom Bigelow, needs one win at Kokomo to tie Bigelow and two to break the record. He has a five-point lead over Brady Bacon in the latest standings, with Bryan Clauson now just 34 back.

  Clauson closed the gap with victories Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action Track and Friday at Bloomington Speedway and added a second at Putnamille Thursday before taking fourth in Saturday's finale at Haubstadt, Ind. That gave Clauson and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team their second consecutive Indiana Sprint Week championship. He finished 30 points ahead of Robert Ballou., who captured wins Thursday at Putnamville and Saturday at Haubstadt. Darland ended up third in the final tally.

 Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif., led all but seven laps of Saturday's race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt in his Rossie Feed & Grain/Deaton's Waterfront Services Maxim/Ott. Kyle Cummins led seven laps and took second ahead of Jon Stanbrough, Clauson and Daron Clayton.

  Ballou led all 30 laps to win Thursday night's race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, beating Clauson, Thomas Meseraull, Stanbrough and Darland.

  Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., led the final 14 laps of Wednesday's "Don Smith Classic" at Terre Haute to beat Ballou, Bacon, Chris Windom and Brady Short. Bacon led the first 13 laps and Ballou led three before yielding to Clauson and his Chevy Performance/Curb Beast/Kistler. On Friday, Clauson passed Hunter Schuerenberg six laps from the finish at Bloomington and beat Schuerenberg, Darland, C.J. Leary and Windom to the checkered flag. Darland led the first 10 laps and Schuerenberg led the next 14.

 Special performance awards during "Indiana Sprint Week" went to Chase Stockon (Jonathan Byrd's & Bryan Clauson, Inc. "Passing Master Award" for passing the most cars during the series), Darland (2), Chase Stockon, Ballou, Bacon, Schuerenberg and Stanbrough (ProSource fast qualifiers), Brady Short, Shane Cottle, Stockon, Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Hines and Brian Hayden (ProSource Hard Work for the slowest qualifier earning a feature spot), Stockon (2). Short, Ballou, Hines and Justin Grant (B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger), Shane Cockrum, Coons, Jarett Andretti, Hayden, Scotty Weir and Jimmy Light (American Racing Ministries Right Rear Tire Perseverance Award) and Hunter Schuerenberg, Short, Casey Shuman, C.J. Leary, Logan Jarrett and Brandon Mattox (Roger & Barb Tapy Customized Service Trucks Random Right Rear Tire).

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,360,
2-Brady Bacon-1,355,
3-Bryan Clauson-1,326,
4-Jon Stanbrough-1,261,
5-Chase Stockon-1,168,
6-Tracy Hines-1,111,
7-Justin Grant-1,101,
8-Chris Windom-1,092,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066,
10-C.J. Leary-959.

Final 2014 USAC "Indiana Sprint Week" Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson-424,
2-Robert Ballou-394,
3-Dave Darland-391,
4-Brady Bacon-357,
5-Jon Stanbrough-354,
6-Chris Windom-351,
7-Justin Grant-315,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-298,
9-Chase Stockon-279,
10-Jerry Coons Jr.-264.


WATSONVILLE, CHOWCHILLA NEXT FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
SWANSON HALTS BERNAL'S 5-RACE STREAK AT VENTURA

from DICK JORDAN uSAC
  USAC's West Coast Sprint Cars are preparing for August 8 and 9 races at Watsonville and Chowchilla, Calif. respectively. Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues to lead the standings by 20 points over Matt Mitchell after a seventh place finish at Ventura, Calif. Saturday.

 Jake Swanson of Anaheim, Calif. won Saturday night's race at Ventura Raceway in his Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror/Circle Track Performance Victory/RC. He passed Michael Pickens on lap 26 and led the final five laps to beat Ryan Bernal, Pickens, Troy Rutherford and Danny Faria Jr.

 Mitchell led the first 16 laps and Pickens the next eight before Swanson took over. The victory ended Bernal's five-race winning streak in the West Coast series.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-548,
2-Matt Mitchell-528,
3-Troy Rutherford-500,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-436,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-423,
6-Ryan Bernal-421,
7-Danny Faria Jr.-412,
8-Austin Liggett-408,
9-Dennis Howell-399,
10-Nic Faas-342.


3RD ANNUAL "SUMMER SLAM" SATURDAY AT CANYON
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 USAC Southwest Sprint Car point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. continue their battle for the 2014 series championship in this Saturday's 3rd Annual "Summer Slam" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

 Davis trails by only 19 points with 74 available at Peoria. Josh Pelkey, third in the standings, could prove the spoiler as the series progresses. He's only 33 points out of the lead entering Saturday's race.

 Johnson has seven podium finishes already this year, with four wins, two seconds and a third. Davis has three wins and a second, while Pelkey has three wins, a second and four thirds.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car 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,
7-Tye Mihocko-492,
8-Michael Colegrove-442,
9-Andy Reinbold-429,
10-Bruce St. James-378.

July 21
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 19,
 - Ventura, California - Ventura Raceway

from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal (#73X Ford), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 4. Luke Boles (#56A Boles), 5. Danny Faria Jr., (#2 Bowman), 6. Rick Hendrix (#15 Hendrix), 7. Kyle Smith (#55X Smith), 8. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 9. Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Landon Hurst (#81M Watt), 2. Brandon Thomson (#19F Thomson), 3. Bill Jones (#16J Jones), 4. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 5. Tom Hendricks (#14 Hendricks), 6. Cody Majors (#54 Majors), 7. Garrett Long (#38 Long), 8. Kyle Edwards (#39 Edwards), 9. Jeremy Ellertson (Ellertson). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Michael Pickens (#81 Watt), 2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 3. Brian Camarillo (#12 Dale), 4. Troy Rutherford (#11 Rutherford), 5. Jimmy Crawford (#51 Crawford), 6. Shelden DeBlauw (#45 DeBlauw), 7. George Morris (#3K Kruseman). 8. Trent Carter (#13 Carter). NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Smith, 2. Hendrix, 3. Majors, 4. Barnes, 5. Morris, 6. Everhart, 7. Long, 8. Edwards, 9. Carter. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jake Swanson, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Danny Faria Jr., 6. Jimmy Crawford, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Brian Camarillo, 9. Matt Mitchell, 10. Austin Liggett, 11. Kyle Smith, 12. Rick Hendrix, 13. Tom Hendricks, 14. George Morris, 15. Kevin Barnes, 16. Cody Majors, 17. Tony Everhart, 18. Bill Jones, 19. Landon Hurst, 20. Brandon Thomson, 21. Luke Boles, 22. Shelden DeBlauw. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-16 Mitchell,
Laps 17-24 Pickens,
Laps 25-30 Swanson.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Niemela-548,
2-Mitchell-528,
3-Rutherford-500,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-436,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-423,
6-Bernal-421, 7-Faria-412,
8-Liggett-408,
9-Dennis Howell-399,
10-Nic Faas-342.

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:
August 8 - Watsonville, CA - Ocean Speedway


July 20
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 19 -
Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway -
27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

from USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.203; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.516; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.542; 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.583; 5. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.614; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.640; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.649; 8. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.653; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.655; 10. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.710; 11. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.846; 12. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.905; 13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.948; 14. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.985; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.994; 16. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.00517. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.040; 18. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.079; 19. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.097; 20. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.117; 21. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.259; 22. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-14.260; 23. Donnie Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.275; 24. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.306; 25. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.429; 26. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.443; 27. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.443; 28. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.448; 29. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.456; 30. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.567; 31. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-14.941; 32. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-15.179; 33. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.191; 34. Brian Wallace, 27, Wallace-15.828; 35. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-NT; 36. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cummins, 2. Thomas, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Andretti, 6. Smith, 7. Moore, 8. Cockrum. 2:17.43

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. McGhee, 2. Ballou, 3. Bacon, 4. Clayton, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Schmidt, 7. Briscoe, 8. Farney, 9. Wallace. 2:17.11

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Hines, 3. Stockon, 4. Clauson, 5. Brackett, 6. Boespflug, 7. Coons, 8. Roa, 9. Waugh. 2:21.28

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mattox, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Darland, 4. Grant, 5. Dakus, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Shuman, 8. C.Short.

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. Coons, 3. Shuman, 4. Brackett, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Cockrum, 7. Schmidt, 8. Briscoe, 9. C.Short, 10. Roa, 11. Smith, 12. J.Vander Weerd, 13. Dakus, 14. Farney, 15. Waugh, 16. Moore, 17. Andretti, 18. Wallace. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Robert Ballou, 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Daron Clayton, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Donnie Brackett, 18. Shane Cockrum, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Max McGhee, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Casey Shuman. NT0

**Stockon flipped during qualifying.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-7 Ballou,
Laps 8-14 Cummins,
Laps 15-30 Ballou.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-1,360,
2-Bacon-1,355,
3-Clauson-1,326,
4-Stanbrough-1,261,
5-Stockon-1,168,
6-Hines-1,111,
7-Grant-1,101,
 8-Windom-1,092,
9-Schuerenberg-1,066,
10-Leary-959.

 FINAL INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Clauson-424,
2-Ballou-394,
3-Darland-391,
4-Bacon-357,
5-Stanbrough-354,
6-Windom-351,
7-Grant-315,
8-Schuerenberg-298,
9-Stockon-279,
10-Coons-264.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACES:
August 21-22-23 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - "Sprint Car Smackdown"

July 19
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS July 18,
 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway -
27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

  QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-10.920; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-10.935; 3. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-10.945; 4. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-10.946; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-10.951; 6. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-10.995; 7. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-10.997; 8. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-11.017; 9. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-11.021; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-11.027; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.054; 12. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-11.056; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.062; 14. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-11.074; 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-11.108; 16. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-11.119; 17. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-11.119; 18. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.123; 19. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-11.138; 20. Jordan Kinser, 5k, Kinser-11.147; 21. Carson Short, 21, Short-11.156; 22. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-11.157; 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-11.183; 24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.218; 25. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-11.223; 26. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-11.225; 27. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-11.260; 28. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-11.288; 29. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-11.322; 30. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.338; 31. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-11.362; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-11.384; 33. Jared Fox, 56, Fox-11.390; 34. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-11.459; 35. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-11.466; 36. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-11.485; 37. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-11.553; 38. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-11.603; 39. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-11.607; 40. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-11.690; 41. Nick Johnson, 15J, Johnson-11.901; 42. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-12.331; 43. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Barrow, 6. C.Short, 7. Gurley, 8. Fox, 9. Waugh, 10. Johnson, 11. Boespflug. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Cottle, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Stockon, 5. Jackson, 6. Smith, 7. S.Thomas, 8. Hines, 9. Beauchamp, 10. B.Short, 11. Coons. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. K.Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Clauson, 4. Shuman, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Sterrett, 7. Courtney, 8. Roa, 9. Andretti, 10. Farney. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mattox, 2. Briscoe, 3. Ballou, 4. Jarrett, 5. Bland, 6. Dakus, 7. Babcock, 8. J.Vander Weerd, 9. Meseraull, 10. Kinser. NT

 QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Babcock, 2. Roa, 3. Jackson, 4. Gurley, 5. Johnson, 6. Farney, 7. S.Thomas, 8. Dakus. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Andretti, 4. Barrow, 5. C.Short, 6. Coons, 7. Sterrett, 8. Hines, 9. Waugh, 10. Jackson, 11. Roa, 12. Courtney, 13. J.Vander Weerd, 14. Gurley, 15. Fox, 16. B.Short, 17. Babcock. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Dave Darland, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Casey Shuman, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brody Roa, 13. Carson Short, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. Chase Briscoe, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Brady Bacon, 18. Tyler Courtney, 19. Logan Jarrett, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr., 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Shane Cottle, 24. Jarett Andretti, 25. Chase Stockon. NT

 B.Short flipped during the second heat.
Hines flipped on lap 10 of the feature.
Courtney flipped on lap 25 of the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-10 Darland,  
Laps 11-24 Schuerenberg,
Laps 25-30 Clauson.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-1,323,
2-Bacon-1,299,
3-Clauson-1,266,
4-Stanbrough-1,195,
5-Stockon-1,137,
6-Hines-1,089,
7-Grant-1,083,
8-Windom-1,055,
9-Schuerenberg-1,014,
10-Leary-918.

 NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Clauson-364,
2-Darland-354,
3-Ballou-326,
4-Windom-314,
5-Bacon-301,
6-Grant-297,
7-Stanbrough-288,
8-Stockon-248,
9-Schuerenberg-246,
10-Hines-227.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
July 19 - Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway
 - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"


July 18
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 17
 - Putnamville, Indiana - Lincoln Park Speedway -
27th "Indiana Sprint Week"



  3rd Meseraull 1st Ballou 2nd Clauson                                                                           Rich Forman Photo

From USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.282;
2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.317;
3. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-12.436;
4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.449;
5. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-12.450;
6. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.475;
7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.529;
8. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.548;
9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.582;
10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.600;
11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.616;
12. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.626;
13. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.749;
14. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-12.759;
15. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.778;
16. H Schuerenberg, 20N,Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.781;
17. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.795;
18. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.854;
19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.859;
20. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.880;
21. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-12.900;
22. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.934;
23. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.963;
24. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.010;
25. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.043;
26. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.055;
27. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.067;
28. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-13.132;
29. Carson Short, 21, Short-13.149;
30. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.167;
31. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.229;
32. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.234;
33. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.234;
34. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.246;
35. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.247;
36. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.375;
37. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.426;
38. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-13.651;
39. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-13.679;
40. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass-13.684;
41. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.691;
42. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.708;
43. Eric Burns, 99, Gasway-14.136;
44. Daron Clayton, 85, Terry-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Courtney, 2. Meseraull, 3. Farney,
4. Windom, 5. Mattox, 6. Bacon,
7. Stockon, 8. R.Vander Weerd, 9. Jarrett,
10. Smith, 11. Gurley. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shuman, 2. Darland, 3. Ballou,
4. Thomas, 5. Andretti, 6. J.Vander Weerd,
7. Briscoe, 8. Waugh, 9. Price-Miller,
10. Dakus, 11. Burns. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Leary, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Boespflug,
4. Beauchamp, 5. Roa, 6. Cottle,
7. McGhee, 8. Jackson, 9. Hayden. 2:11.87

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Bland, 3. Coons,
4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Stanbrough,
7. Barrow, 8. C.Short, 9. B.Short,
10. Hopkins, 11. Moore. 2:14.52

 QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. B.Short, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. McGhee,
4. Smith, 5. Price-Miller, 6. Dakus,
7. Moore, 8. Gurley, 9. Burns. 2:12.76

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Stanbrough,
3. Cottle, 4. Grant,
5. Stockon, 6. Andretti,
7. Mattox, 8. Jackson,
9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Jarrett,
11. Briscoe, 12. R.Vander Weerd,
13. Smith, 14. Roa,
15. McGhee, 16. Waugh,
17. Hayden, 18. Barrow,
19. C.Short, 20. B.Short. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Robert Ballou, 2. Bryan Clauson,
3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Jon Stanbrough,
5. Dave Darland, 6. Brady Short,
7. Shane Cottle, 8. Chad Boespflug,
9. Brady Bacon, 10. Chase Stockon,
11. Tracy Hines, 12. Richard Vander Weerd,
13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Aaron Farney,
15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Casey Shuman,
17. C.J. Leary, 18. Mark Smith,
19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Chris Windom,
21. Justin Grant, 22. Tyler Courtney,
23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 24. Brent Beauchamp,
25. Jeff Bland Jr. NT

Hopkins flipped during qualifying.
Darland flipped during qualifying.
Dakus   flipped during the second heat.
C.Short flipped during the semi.
Bland    flipped on the 19th lap of the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Ballou.

  NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,272,
2-Darland-1,261,
3-Clauson-1,200,
4-Stanbrough-1,153,
5-Stockon-1,114,
6-Hines-1,076,
7-Grant-1,034,
8-Windom-1,001,
9-Schuerenberg-944,
10-Leary-860.

  NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Clauson-298,
2-Darland-292,
3-Ballou-275,
4-Bacon-274,
5-Windom-260,
6-Grant-248,
7-Stanbrough-246,
8-Hines-226,
9-Stockon-225,
10-Meseraull-205.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
July 18 - Bloomington, IN - Bloomington Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"



July 17
 AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS July 16,
 Terre Haute Action Track - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week" -
"Don Smith Classic"

Bryan Clauson Wins 27th "Indiana Sprint Week" - "Don Smith Classic"

                           Gene Crucean Photo
From USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-20.170;
2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-20.174;
3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.186;
4. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-20.389;
5. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-20.395;
6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.403;
7. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-20.440;
8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.472;
9. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-20.701;
10. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-20.760;
11. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.812;
12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-20.868;
13. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.951;
14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-21.012;
15. Jimmy Light, 23, Two-Time-21.013;
16. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-21.027;
17. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-21.029;
18. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-21.056;
19. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-21.141;
20. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-21.248;
21. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-21.277;
22. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-21.281;
23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-21.347;
24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-21.449;
25. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-21.451;
26. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-21.526;
27. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-21.674;
28. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-21.697;
29. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-21.979;
30. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-22.162;
31. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-22.292;
32. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-22.597;
33. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-22.630;
34. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-23.028;
35. Eric Burns, 99, Gasway-23.548;
36. Cole Ketcham, 41k, Ketcham-23.651;
37. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-NT;
38. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-NT.

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Cottle, 2. Jarrett,
3. Stockon, 4. Ballou,
5. Clayton, 6. Meseraull,
7. Farney, 8. Waugh,
9. Dakus. 2:47.71

 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Thomas,
3. Short, 4. Grant,
5. Windom, 6. Andretti,
7. Barrow, 8. McGhee,
9. Hines. 2:53.80

 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Darland,
3. Leary, 4. Briscoe,
5. Light, 6. Moore,
7. Swanson, 8. Burns,
9. Simon. 2:58.44

 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Courtney, 2. Shuman,
3. Clauson, 4. Coons,
5. Mattox, 6. Hayden,
7. Ketcham, 8. Roa,
9. Cockrum. NT

 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Meseraull, 3. Hines,
4. Farney, 5. Swanson, 6. Hayden,
7. Mattox, 8. Waugh, 9. Barrow,
10. Andretti, 11. Light, 12. McGhee,
13. Dakus, 14. Roa, 15. Ketcham,
16. Burns, 17. Clayton, 18. Moore. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Robert Ballou,
3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chris Windom,
5. Brady Short, 6. Justin Grant,
7. Dave Darland, 8. Tracy Hines,
9. Shane Cottle, 10. Chase Stockon,
11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Chase Briscoe,
13. Aaron Farney, 14. C.J. Leary,
15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
17. Logan Jarrett, 18. Thomas Meseraull,
19. Brody Roa, 20. Casey Shuman,
21. Kody Swanson, 22. Brian Hayden,
23. Jarett Andretti, 24. Jon Stanbrough. NT

**Simon flipped during the third heat.
Cockrum flipped during the fourth heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-13 Bacon,
Laps 14-16 Ballou,
Laps 17-30 Clauson.

 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,226,
2-Darland-1,206,
3-Clauson-1,135,
4-Stanbrough-1,096,
5-Stockon-1,080,
6-Hines-1,040,
7-Grant-1,020,
8-Windom-983,
9-Schuerenberg-910,
10-Leary-833.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Windom-242,
2-Darland-237,
3-Grant-234,
4-Clauson-233,
5-Bacon-228,
6-Ballou-209,
7-Stockon-191,
8-Hines-190,
9-Stanbrough-189,
10-Short-186.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
July 17- Putnamville, IN - Lincoln Park Speedway -
 27th Indiana Sprint Week


July 15
USAC Sprint Car round up from Dick Jordan USAC
 
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 12,
 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway

From Dick Jordan USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bob Ream Jr., (#22B Weber), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6, Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Tye Mihocko, 3. Josh Shipley, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Matt Rossi, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Mark Morin, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Dennis Gile, 12. Shon Deskins, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Nick Aiuto, 17. Corey Hurley, 18. Bob Ream Jr., 19. Mike Colegrove. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-23 Davis,
Laps 24-29 Shipley,
Lap 30 Pelkey.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-668,
2-Davis-649,
3-Pelkey-635,
4-Deskins-547,
5-Rossi-510,
6-Martin-505,
7-Mihocko-492,
8-Colegrove-442,
9-Reinbold-429,
10-St. James-378.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: July 26 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park


4 MORE RACES CONCLUDE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK;
STANBROUGH, DARLAND NOTCH WINS, RAIN INTERRUPTS LAWRENCEBURG

from Dick Jordan USAC
  "Indiana Sprint Week" concludes this week with four straight races Wednesday through Saturday. If the points race remains as tight as it is now, the finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt Saturday should be memorable.

 Drivers Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Justin Grant are separated by just four points in the ISW standings, following races last Friday and Saturday and Sunday night's abbreviated event at Lawrenceburg Speedway which succumbed to rain after three heat races had been conducted.

  Similarly, Darland has closed Brady Bacon's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint lead to just three points going into Wednesday night's race at the Terre Haute Action Track. Subsequent races are Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday at Haubstadt.

 Jon Stanbrough earned his 16th career "Indiana Sprint Week' victory in Friday night's 30-lap opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway. He led all 30 laps in the MP Environmental Services/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher to beat Grant, Windom, Tracy Hines and Chase Stockon.

 Darland responded with his all-time leading 18th career ISW victory Saturday at Kokomo Speedway, passing Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap six, then leading the final 25 laps to beat Grant, Windom, Hunter Schuerenberg and Bryan Clauson. Darland slipped behind Grant in turns one and two on the final lap but was able to regain the lead entering turn three and scored a narrow victory at the checkered flag.

 Darland's win was also his 51st in USAC National Sprint car competition, now just one shy of Tom Bigelow's all-time leading mark of 52.

 Rain fell at Lawrenceburg Speedway Sunday after the third heat race and that race was subsequently cancelled. Stockon was the fastest qualifier before the weather interrupted the event.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-1,160,
2-Dave Darland-1,157,
3-Jon Stanbrough-1,070,
4-Bryan Clauson-1,066,
5-Chase Stockon-1,041,
6-Tracy Hines-999,
7-Justin Grant-970,
8-Chris Windom-927,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-909,
10-C.J. Leary-802.

2014 USAC "Indiana Sprint Week" Standings:
1-Dave Darland-188,
2-Chris Windom-186,
3-Justin Grant-184,
4-Bryan Clauson-164,
5-Jon Stanbrough-163,
6-Brady Bacon-162,
7-Chase Stockon-152,
8-Tracy Hines-149,
9-Robert Ballou & H Schuerenberg-141. 14-136


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT PEORIA JULY 26
PELKEY GETS 30-LAP ARIZONA SPEEDWAY VICTORY

from Dick Jordan USAC
 R.J. Johnson leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to their next outing July 26 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., but Josh Pelkey of Peoria stole the spotlight last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.

 Pelkey won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Arizona Speedway after Josh Shipley, who originally took the checkered flag, was penalized two positions for jumping a restart. Pelkey officially led the final lap in his ABC Body Shop/NAPA Maxim/Advanced entry to beat Tye Mihocko, Shipley, Charles Davis Jr. and R.J. Johnson.

 Johnson holds a 19-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. going into the July 26 race, with Pelkey now 33 points in arrears in third place.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car 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,
7-Tye Mihocko-492,
8-Michael Colegrove-442,
9-Andy Reinbold-429,
10-Bruce St. James-378.


WEST COAST SPRINTS STOP AT VENTURA SATURDAY
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Finnish driver Markus Niemela hopes to "finish" first when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars resume action this Saturday night at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway.

 Niemela leads Matt Mitchell by 17 points in the latest tally going into the Ventura race, the first ever for the West Coast Sprints at Ventura's one-fifth-mile dirt oval by the sea.

 Saturday's race will be the first for USAC Sprint Cars since local hero Cory Kruseman was victorious in a 2010 USAC/CRA outing.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-500,
2-Matt Mitchell-483,
3-Troy Rutherford-444,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-436,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-423,
6-Dennis Howell-399,
7-Austin Liggett-370,
8-Danny Faria Jr.-360,
9-Ryan Bernal-355,
10-Nic Faas-342.


July 14
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 13,
 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway -
27th "Indiana Sprint Week"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.626;
2. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.797;
3. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.866;
4. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.869;
5. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-13.873;
6. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.909;
7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.934;
8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.958;
9. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.987;
10 Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.992;
11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.031;
12. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.047;
13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.068;
14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.077;
15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-14.093;
16. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-14.161;
17. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.181;
18. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.196;
19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.211;
20. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.223;
21. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.241;
22. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-14.267;
23. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-14.282;
24. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.283;
25. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-14.307;
26. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.319;
27. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.324;
28. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-14.345;
29. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.377;
30. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-14.399;
31. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.409;
32. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-14.412;
33. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-14.459;
34. Dickie Gaines, 4p, Pedersen-14.497;
35. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-14.515;
36. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-14.568;
37. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.613;
38. Logan Hupp, 94, Hupp-14.618;
39. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.730;
40. David Applegate, 11D, Applegate-14.800;
41. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.818;
42. Michael Fischesser, 4F, Fischesser-15.065;
43. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-15.084;
44. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps - no pojnts)
1. Andretti, 2. Windom. 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Cottle, 5. Weir, 6. Stockon, 7. Short, 8. Cockrum, 9. Boespflug, 10. Moore, 11. Hery.

  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps - no points)
1. Leary, 2. Clayton, 3. Clauson, 4. Schuerenberg, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Roa, 7. Gaines, 8. Fischesser, 9. Simon, 10. Hupp, 11. Meseraull. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps - no points)
1. Thomas, 2. Ballou, 3. Coons, 4. Bacon, 5. Jarrett, 6. Moffatt, 7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Courtney, 9. Smith, 10. Cruea, 11. Taylor. NT

       BALANCE OF EVENT RAINED OUT


 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,160,
2-Darland-1,157,
3-Stanbrough-1,070,
4-Clauson-1,066,
5-Stockon-1,041,
6-Tracy Hines-999,
7-Grant-970,
8-Windom-927,
9-Schuerenberg-909,
10-Leary-802.

 NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Darland-188,
2-Windom-186,
3-Grant-184,
4-Clauson-164,
5-Stanbrough-163,
6-Bacon-162,
7-Stockon-152,
8-Tracy Hines-149,
9-Ballou & Schuerenberg-141.tied

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
July 16- Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 12, 2014 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bob Ream Jr., (#22B Weber), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6, Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Tye Mihocko,
3. Josh Shipley, 4. Charles Davis Jr.,
5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Andy Reinbold,
7. Matt Rossi, 8. Tom Ogle,
9. Mark Morin, 10. Michael Curtis,
11. Dennis Gile, 12. Shon Deskins,
13. Bruce St. James, 14. Mike Martin,
15. Brian Hosford, 16. Nick Aiuto,
17. Corey Hurley, 18. Bob Ream Jr.,
19. Mike Colegrove. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-23 Davis,
Laps 24-29 Shipley,
Lap 30 Pelkey.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-663,
2-Davis-645,
3-Pelkey-635,
4-Deskins-547,
5-Martin-505,
6-Rossi-504,
7-Mihocko-492,
8-Colegrove-442,
9-Reinbold-429,
10-St. James-378.

 

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: July 26 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park


July 13
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 12,
 - Kokomo Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.405;
2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.589;
3. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.628;
4. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.725;
5. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.739;
6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.777;
7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.824;
8. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.934;
9. H Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.938;
10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.943;
11. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.959;
12. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.959;
13. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.977;
14. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.999;
15. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.011;
16. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.030;
17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.061;
18. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.072;
19. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-13.124;
20. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-13.149;
 21. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.177;
22. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.263;
23. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.280;
24. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.282;
25. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.300;
26. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.312;
27. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.379;
28. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.397;
29. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.460;
30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.464;
31. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.483;
32. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.488;
33. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-13.528;
34. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-13.535;
35. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.545;
36. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-13.647;
37. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-13.654;
38. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.705;
39. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-13.753;
40. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.909;
41. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-13.937;
42. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-13.991;
43. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.013;
44. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-14.039;
45. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-14.139;
46. Adam Byrkett, 78, Byrkett-14.654.


 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Tracy Hines, 2. Darland,
3. Schuerenberg, 4. Windom,
5. Weir, 6. McGhee,
7. Shuman, 8. Barrow,
9. Smith, 10. Moore,
11. Ted Hines, 12. Cockrum. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Beauchamp, 2. Cottle, 3. Ballou, 4. Bacon, 5. Grant, 6. Leary, 7. Simon, 8. Spencer, 9. Andretti, 10. Hery, 11. Terry, 12. Byrkett.  NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clayton, 2. Stockon,
3. Clauson, 4. Thomas,
5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Coons,
7. Gurley, 8. Farney,
9. Schmidt, 10. Roa,
11. J.Vander Weerd,

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Short, 2. Stanbrough,
3. Westfall, 4. Meseraull,
5. Boespflug, 6. Jarrett,
7. Courtney, 8. Taylor,
9. Briscoe, 10. Dakus,
11. Waugh.

 QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Simon, 2. Dakus,
3. Roa, 4. Taylor,
5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Barrow,
7. Hery, 8. Schmidt,
9. Terry.

  SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. Grant,
3. Courtney, 4. Leary,
5. Coons, 6. Weir,
7. Spencer, 8. Shuman,
9. R.Vander Weerd, 10. Andretti,
11. Farney, 12. Taylor,
13. Cockrum, 14. Jarrett,
15. Roa, 16. Dakus,
17. Gurley, 18. Briscoe,
19. McGhee, 20. Simon. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Justin Grant,
3. Chris Windom, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg,
5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
7. Robert Ballou, 8. Brady Bacon,
9. Thomas Meseraull,  10. C.J. Leary,
11. Jon Stanbrough,12. Jwerry Coons Jr.,
13. Brady Short, 14. Chase Stockon,
15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Tracy Hines,
17. Richard Vander Weerd, 18. Scotty Weir,
19. Chad Boespflug, 20. Shane Cockrum,
21. Jarett Andretti, 22. Daron Clayton,
23. Brent Beauchamp, 24. Matt Westfall,
25. Shane Cottle. NT

**Moore flipped during the first heat.
Gurley flipped during the semi.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Thomas, Laps 6-30 Darland.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,100,
2-Darland-1,094,
3-Stanbrough-1,010,
4-Clauson-1,001,
5-Stockon-975,
6-Hines-938,
7-Grant-910,
8-Windom-867,
9-Schuerenberg-849,
10-Leary-742.

 NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Windom-126,
2-Darland-125,
3-Grant-124,
4-Stanbrough-103,
5-Bacon-102,
6-Clauson-99,
7-Hines-88,
8-Stockon-86,
9-Ballou & Schuerenberg-81.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 13- Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"


July 12
 AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS July 11
 - Gas City, Indiana - Gas City I-69 Speedway -
 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.093;
2. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.114;
3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.159;
4. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.196;
5. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.268;
6. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-12.269;
7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.276;
8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.303;
9. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.328;
10. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-12.349;
11. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-12.357;
12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.389;
13. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-12.397;
14. H Schuerenberg, 20N,Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.423;
15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.441;
16. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.449;
17. Jimmy Light, 23, Two-Time-12.452;
18. Adam Byrkett, 78, Byrkett-12.493;
19. Robert Ballou, 12x, Mallou-12.495;
20. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.500;
21. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.503;
22. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-12.533;
23. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-12.577;
24. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.595;
25. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-12.603;
26. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.610;
27. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.616;
28. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-12.633;
29. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-12.633;
30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.634;
31. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.637;
32. Travis Welpott, 18W, Welpott-12.640;
33. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.645;
34. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-12.648;
35. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-12.668;
36. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass12.716;
37. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.734;
38. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-12.818;
39. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-12.867;
40. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-12.886;
41. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.911;
42. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.937;
43. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-12.985;
44. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-12.998;
45. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-13.059;
46. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.133;
47. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.166;
48. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-13.174;
49. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-13.373;
50. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.376;
51. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.447;
52. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-NT;
53. Randy Johns, 27K, Johns-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Coons, 2. Darland, 3. Cockrum,
4. Stanbrough, 5. Cottle, 6. Leary,
7. Jarrett, 8. Light, 9. Meseraull,
10. Terry, 11. Bland, 12. Hery. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Short, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Windom,
4. Weir, 5. McGhee, 6. Andretti,
7. Spencer, 8. Moore, 9. Westfall,
10. Jackson. 11. Byrkett, 12. J.Vander Weerd. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Smith, 3. Stockon,
4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Hopkins, 6. Bacon,
7. Ted Hines, 8. Dakus, 9. Clayton,
10. Schmidt, 11. Shuman, 12. Courtney. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Boespflug, 3. Grant,
4. Tracy Hines, 5. Gurley, 6. Briscoe,
7. Thomas, 8. Taylor, 9. Farney,
10. Gass, 11. Roa, 12. Welpott.

 QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Cottle, 2. Westfall, 3. Hopkins,
4. Briscoe, 5. Roa, 6. J.Vander Weerd,
7. Taylor, 8. Schmidt, 9. Terry,
10. Dakus, 11. Barrow, 12. Ted Hines,
13. Gass, 14. Waugh, 15. Jarrett, 16. Simon. NT

  SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bacon., 2. Spencer,
3. Thomas, 4. Meseraull,
5. Cottle, 6. Light,
7. McGhee, 8. Westfall,
9. Byrkett, 10. Andretti,
11. Clayton, 12. Farney,
13. Gurley, 14. Briscoe,
15. Leary, 16. Welpott,
17. Hopkins, 18. Bland,
19. Courtney, 20. Shuman. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Justin Grant,
3. Chris Windom, 4. Tracy Hines,
5. Chase Stockon, 6. Brady Bacon,
7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Dave Darland,
9. Jimmy Light, 10. Bryan Clauson,
11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brady Short,
13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Robert Ballou,
15. Shane Cottle, 16. Kevin Thomas, Jr.
17. Thomas Meseraull, 18. Hunter Schuerenberg,
19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Josh Spencer,
21. C.J. Leary, 22. Gary Taylor,
23. Mark Smith, 24. Chad Boespflug,
25. Scotty Weir. NT


**Terry flipped during the first heat.
Bland flipped during the semi.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Stanbrough.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-1,051,
2-Darland-1,021,
3-Stanbrough-972,
4-Clauson & Stockon-943,
6-Tracy Hines-909,
7-Grant-849, 8-Windom-806,
9-Schuerenberg-792,
10-Leary-708.

 NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Stanbrough & Windom-Tied 65,
3-Grant-63,
4-Tracy Hines-59,
5-Stockon-54,
6-Bacon-53,
7-Darland-52,
8-Cockrum-48,
9-Clauson-41,
10-Coons-39.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
July 12- Kokomo (IN) Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week


July 9
BYRD'S & BCI "PASSING MASTERS AWARD" TOPS LIST OF LATEST "INDIANA SPRINT WEEK" INCENTIVES
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Competitors in this and next week's 27th Annual "Indiana Sprint Week" AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car events continue to be the target of incentive awards, more of which were announced today.

  The driver passing the most cars in the seven slated races in nine nights will receive a $500 bonus, courtesy of Jonathan Byrd's & Bryan Clauson, Inc. The "Passing Masters Award" is among awards which join the already-announced Hinchman Checkered Flag Award and ProSource Fast Time and Hard Work Awards (which go to the slowest qualifier earning a feature spot). B & W Auto Mart also will present a $100 cash bonus to the nightly Hard Charger in each of the seven races.

 American Racing Ministries has also joined the list, offering their "Perseverance Award," a right rear tire each night to the team earning the final transfer position from the semi-feature to the feature event. A right rear tire will also be awarded to a random feature participant each night, courtesy of Roger & Barb Tapy from Customized Service Trucks.

 All of these incentives are on top of the posted purses topping over $150,000 in cash for the ISW series.

 A special $10,000 "ISW" point fund will also be distributed to the top drivers in the final point standings.

 Also, for the third consecutive year, each car not transferring to the feature will earn $150 at all seven series races.

 It all gets under way this Friday with round one at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Kokomo Speedway hosts Saturday's race and Lawrenceburg Speedway in Sunday's venue.

 The final four races at Wednesday (July 16) at the Terre Haute Action Track, Thursday (July 17) at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday (July 18) at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday (July 19) at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.
 --USAC-


July 8
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK OPENS AT GAS CITY, KOKOMO, LAWRENCEBURG;
COONS TAKES LINCOLN PARK SPRINT WEEK "TUNEUP"

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The 27th "Indiana Sprint Week," one of America's most awaited dirt motorsports extravaganzas, is upon us. The first of seven races in nine nights is scheduled this Friday at the Gas City I-69 Speedway and includes, in addition to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars, the USAC Midwest Dirt HPD Midgets.

 "Indiana Sprint Week" continues this Saturday at the Kokomo Speedway and Sunday at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. Subsequent races are Wednesday (July 16) at the Terre Haute Action Track, Thursday (July 17) at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday (July 18) at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday (July 19) at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

 Bryan Clauson is the defending champion of "Indiana Sprint Week" and he resides fourth in the latest AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car points. He was also fourth in last Friday night's "Independence Day" race at Lincoln Park.

 Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. scored his first USAC feature victory on the campaign at Putnamville, passing Clauson on lap 27 and leading the final four laps in his Crume Evans Insurance/RG Enterprises Spike/Chevy. C.J. Leary took second in another podium performance, followed by Shane Cottle, Clauson and Dave Darland. Darland led the opening lap and Coons led all but one of the remaining 29 laps for the win.

 Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has a 29-point lead over Darland in the latest series standings. Jon Stanbrough and Clauson round out the "top-four" entering "Indiana Sprint Week,"

 Darland will continue to seek the all-time record for USAC National Sprint Car victories in the seven-race ISW swing. He has 50 career wins, compared to all-time leader Tom Bigelow's 52.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-998,
2-Dave Darland-969,
3-Jon Stanbrough-907,
4-Bryan Clauson-902,
5-Chase Stockon-889,
6-Tracy Hines-850,
7-Justin Grant-786,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-767,
9-Chris Windom-741,


July 6
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 5, 2014 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway - Party at the Coast /"Doug Fort Memorial"
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.999;
2. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.489;
3. Dennis Howell, 62, 15.659;
4. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.681;
5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.818;
6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.823;
7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.861;
8. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-15.874;
9. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-15.894;
10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.969;
11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.017;
12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.028;
13. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.081;
14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.160;
15. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-16.171;
16. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-16.206;
17. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-16.251;
18. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.278;
19. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.288,
20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-16.380;
21. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.455;
22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-16.529;
23. Hobie Conway, 3K, Kruseman-16.537;
24. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-16.555;
26. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-17.689.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Roa, 2. Kaeding, 3. C.Williams, 4. A.Williams, 5. Deskins, 6. J.Swanson, 7. Kassik, 8. D.J.Johnson, 9. R.J. Johnson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Hendrix, 5. Taylor, 6. L.Williams, 7. Gansen, 8. Conway, 9. Herrera. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Faas, 3. Spencer, 4. Boles, 5. Bernal, 6. Howell, 7. Faria, 8. Ellertson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps)
1. J.Swanson, 2. L.Williams, 3. Taylor, 4. R.J.Johnson, 5. D.J.Johnson, 6. Howell, 7. Bernal, 8. Gansen, 9. Deskins, 10. Ellertson, 11. Kassik, 12. Conway, 13. Herrera, 14. Faria. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Cody Williams, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Nic Faas, 9. Chris Gansen, 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Luke Boles, 14. Dennis Howell, 15. Rick Hendrix, 16. D.J. Johnson, 17. R.J. Johnson, 18. Matt Mitchell, 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 20. Logan Williams, 21. Ryan Bernal , 22. Jeremy Ellertson. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-18 A.Williams,
Laps 19-30 C.Williams.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-714,
2-Spencer-603,
3-Faas-603,
4-R.Vander Weerd-471,
5-C.Williams-459,
6-Mitchell-456,
7-Roa-446,
8-A.Williams-444,
9-J.Swanson-404,
10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:August 16
- Perris (CA) Auto Speedway



July 4
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 4,
- Putnamville, Indiana - Lincoln Park Speedway
from USAC
Coons winning at Lincoln Park spdwy

Rich Forman Photo

  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.403;
2. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.594;
3. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.607;
4. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-12.675;
5. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.679;
6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.707;
7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-12.715;
8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.716;
9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.722;
10. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.728;
11. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.787;
12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.868;
13. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-12.890;
14. H Schuerenberg, 20N,Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.893;
15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-12.905;
16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.013;
17. Lee Dakus, 21x, Dakus-13.050;
18. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-13.087;
19. Chris Phillips, 6, Phillips-13.154;
20. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.259;
21. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-13.320;
22. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.345;
23. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-13.556;
24. Matt McDonald, 5m, McDonald-14.130.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clayton, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Darland, 5. Andretti, 6. McGhee, 7. Farney. 8. Phillips. 2:11.72

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Cottle, 4. Ballou, 5. Boespflug, 6. Dakus, 7. Hayden, 8. Shuman. 2:12.54

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Stockon, 3. Clauson, 4. Windom, 5. Hines, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Terry, 8. McDonald. 2:12.91

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Shuman, 3. Dakus, 4. McGhee, 5. Farney, 6. Hayden, 7. Phillips, 8. Terry, 9. McDonald. 2:40.15

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. C.J. Leary,
3. Shane Cottle, 4. Bryan Clauson,
5. Dave Darland, 6. Jon Stanbrough,
7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Tracy Hines,
9. Chris Windom, 10. Casey Shuman,
11. Chase Stockon, 12. Robert Ballou,
13. Brady Bacon, 14. Daron Clayton,
15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Max McGhee,
17. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 18. Aaron Farney,
19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Lee Dakus,
21. Brian Hayden, 22. Chris Phillips. NT0

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Darland,
Laps 2-25 Coons,
Lap 26 Clauson,
Laps 27-30 Coons.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-998,
2-Darland-969,
3-Stanbrough-907,
4-Clauson-902,
5-Stockon-889,
6-Hines-850,
7-Justin Grant-786,
8-Schuerenberg-767,
9-Windom-741,
10-Leary-695.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 11 -
Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"


AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 4, 2014
- Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "Firecracker 40'

 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.814;
2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.900;
3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.025;
4. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.048;
5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.076;
6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-17.090;
7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.097;
8. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.223;
9. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.270;
10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Vander Weerd-17.282;
11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.284;
12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-17.343;
13. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.355;
14. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.357;
15. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.415;
16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.500;
17. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.605;
18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.619;
19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.704;
20. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.740;
21. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.940;
22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-17.975;
23. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.979;
24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.019;
25. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-18.211;
26. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.377;
27. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.541;
28. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-18.612;
29. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.943.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.J.Johnson, 2. Kruseman, 3. Pelkey, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. A.Williams, 6. Taylor, 7. Spencer, 8. Edwards. 2:59.53

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. R.J.Johnson, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Faas, 5. Deskins, 6. Bezio, 7. Denome. 2:51.54

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Roa, 2. J.Swanson, 3. C.Williams, 4. C.Swanson, 5. Ballard, 6. L.Williams, 7. Everhart. 2:52.66

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Mitchell, 4. Wilson, 5. Ellertson, 6. Gansen, 7. Gaunt. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. A.Williams, 3. L.Williams, 4. Gaunt, 5. Bezio, 6. Taylor, 7. Deskins, 8. Ellertson, 9. Ballard, 10. Edwards, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart. 3:42.16

      FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer,
3. Nic Faas, 4. Cody Williams,
5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Brody Roa,
7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Cory Kruseman,
9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Jake Swanson,
11. Austin Williams, 12. Gary Taylor,
13. David Bezio, 14. R.J. Johnson,
15. Ronnie Gardner, 16. Seth Wilson,
17. Logan Williams, 18. D.J. Johnson,
19. Chris Gansen, 20. Rickie Gaunt,
21. Jace Vander Weerd, 22. Cody Swanson,
23. Matt Mitchell. NT

**Mitchell and C.Swanson flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Mitchell,
Laps 3-40 D.Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Grdner-650,
2-Faas-557,
3-Spencer-539,
4-R.Vander Weerd-432,
5-Mitchell-431,
6-Roa-407,
7-C.Williams-393,
8-A.Williams-388,
9-Kruseman-381,
10-J.Swanson-365.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:July 5
- Santa Maria (CA) Speedway - Party at the Coast/"Doug Fort Memorial"



July 3
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK INCENTIVES MOUNT
HINCHMAN CHECKERED FLAG AWARD ANNOUNCED

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
 In addition to seven nights of racing totaling more than $150,000 in basic purse money, participants in the upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car "Indiana Sprint Week" will compete for bonus incentives, some of which have been announced today.

 The new Hinchman Checkered Flag Award, posted by Hinchman Racing Uniforms in Indianapolis, Ind. will result in the race winner at each event receiving the official feature-race flag, signed by all drivers competing in the event. Each winner receives a non-transferable gift certificate toward any item Hinchman sells.

 The Indiana Sprint Week Champion will receive a Hinchman Driving Suit valued at $1,220.

 Each fast qualifier and hard work award will also carry a $100 bonus each from Buck and Betty Rice of ProSource of Grand Saline, Tex., long-time USAC supporters.

 Additional incentive awards are being secured and will be announced in a future release.

 will "tune-up" for "Indiana Sprint Week" in this Friday night's race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Lincoln Park will host round five of ISW, on Thursday night, July 17. Other ISW venues are Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 11, Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, July 12 and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sunday night, July 13, followed by the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday night, July 16, Putnamville, Bloomington Speedway on Friday night, July 18 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on Saturday night, July 19.

 This will be the 27th edition of "Indiana Sprint Week" and Bryan Clauson is the defending champion. Previous champions expected to compete this year are Dave Darland (1998, 2001 and 2007) and Jon Stanborugh (2006 and 2010). Darland leads all drivers with 17 career ISW victories, while Stanbrough has 15.
--USAC-


July 1

USAC Sprints Coming Events and some Results        
SOUTHWEST GEARS UP FOR JULY 12 AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY;
DAVIS #1 AT PRESCOTT VALLEY, #2 IN POINTS

from DICK JORDAN USAC
   Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. hosts the next round of this year's USAC Southwest Sprint Car series, July 12.
   Series point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. have captured all the headlines so far at Queen Creek, Johnson winning twice and Davis once.
   The two drivers also will continue their ongoing battle for the all-time lead in terms of USAC career wins in the Grand Canyon state. Johnson has 15 and Davis, who added one this past weekend, now has 14.
   Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. Davis caught early leader Mike Colegrove on lap nine and led the rest of the way in his Massey Motorsports/RSS Industries Don Ott entry. Colegrove held on for second ahead of Mike Martin, Josh Shipley and Matt Rossi. Series point leader Johnson finished sixth.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-607,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-586,
3-Josh Pelkey-569,
4-Shon Deskins-513,
5-Mike Martin-476,
6-Matt Rossi-454,
7-Tye Mihocko-430,
8-Mike Colegrove-421,
9-Andrew Reinbold-378,
10-Nick Aiuto-348.

"DOUG FORT MEMORIAL" SATURDAY AT SANTA MARIA

from DICK JORDAN USAC
    Saturday's "Doug Fort Memorial" at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway features the Honda USAC Western Midgets along with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprints and other racing on the spectacular one-third mile dirt oval.
   Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Okla. tops the standings in the Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets, 29 points ahead of defending series champ Ronnie Gardner. Marcham is third behind Jarid Blondel and Alex Schutte in the overall Western Midget points.
   Jake Swanson, sixth in the current dirt points, could be the one to watch Saturday, having won last year's Santa Maria Midget outing.

 2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:
1-Trey Marcham-203,
2-Ronnie Gardner-174,
3-Alex Schutte-157,
4-Jarid Blondel-116,
5-Sean Dodenhoff-109,
6-Jake Swanson-97,
7-Chris Ennis-92,
8-Shannon McQueen-88,
9-Tyler Dolacki-80,
10-Scott Pierovich-72.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:
1-Jarid Blondel-225,
2-Alex Schutte-210,
3-Trey Marcham-203,
4-Chad Nichols-202,
5-Ronnie Gardner-174,
6-Nick Chivello-164,
7-Jake Swanson-140,
8-Darrin Snider-116,
9-Scott Pierovich-111,
10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.


 
"FIRECRACKER 40" AT THE PAS, CRA ALSO AT SANTA MARIA
SPENCER, A.WILLIAMS TAKE NORTHERN CALIF. FEATURES

from DICK JORDAN USAC
   It's time for some fireworks in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, literally!
   This Friday's race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway joins in the celebration of America's independence, while continuing the fireworks which have spiced the 2014 series competition. The event will conclude with the "Firecracker 40," a 40-lap feature on the half-mile dirt oval.
   Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. and Austin Liggett finished 1-2 in Saturday night's 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway. Williams emerged the winner in a wild scramble at the finish!
    Williams stole the lead on the final corner from Liggett and sped to the win in his John Jory Corporation/AMA Plastics Spike/Shaver. Liggett, who assumed the lead when Jake Swanson and Ryan Bernal tangeled a lap earlier, finished second, ahead of Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer and Cory Kruseman in what ended up as one of the most competitive finishes in recent series memory!
    Five-time AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. returned to victory lane Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., leading all 30 laps of the main event. Richard Vander Weerd took second ahead of Michael Pickens, Nic Faas and Matt Mitchell, while series point leader Damion Gardner was 14th.
    The win was Spencer's first of the year and 35th in his USAC/CRA career, tying him with Cory Kruseman for second all-time. He piloted the Ron Chaffin Grubstake Mini Storage/Madera Produce Maxim/Shaver.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-581,
2-Nic Faas-493,
3-Mike Spencer-472,
4-Matt Mitchell-412,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-384,
6-Brody Roa-354,
7-Austin Williams-352,
8-Cody Williams-336,
9-Cory Kruseman-335,
10-Jake Swanson-321.


AMSOIL SPRINTS HEAD FOR PUTNAMILLE FRIDAY
from DICK JORDAN  USAC
    America's independence will be celebrated across the land Friday and USAC's AMSOIL Sprint Cars will offer a star-studded salute of its own with a complete program of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.
    Brady Bacon and Dave Darland will continue their torrid battle for the 2014 series title, separated by just 48 points with 74 available at LPS.
    Bacon will try to extend Dynamics, Inc.'s all-time lead in the car owner victory standings, while Darland has an agenda of his own as well. Dynamics has 84 career victories to their credit, while Darland will seek a 51st career win in search of Tom Bigelow's all-time series record of 52.
    Friday marks the first of two AMSOIL races at LPS in the next three weeks. The track will host its "Indiana Sprint Week" event on July 17.
    Chad Boespflug and Bryan Clauson were the USAC Sprint winners at Lincoln Park last season.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-964;
2-Dave Darland-916;
3-Jon Stanbrough-857;
4-Chase Stockon-851;
5-Bryan Clauson-841;
6-Tracy Hines-807;
7-Justin Grant-786;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-736;
9-Chris Windom-700;
10-C.J. Leary-626.
June 2014

June 30
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS June 28,
- Prescott Valley, Arizona - Prescott Valley Raceway

 from USAC
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 8. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Mike Colegrove, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Josh Shipley, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Tye Mihocko, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Andy Reinbold, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Brian Hosford, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Michael Curtis, 15. Matt Lundy. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-8 Colegrove,
Laps 9-30 Davis

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-607,
2-Davis-586,
3-Pelkey-569,
4-Deskins-513,
5-Martin-476,
6-Rossi-454,
7-Mihocko-430,
8-Colegrove-421,
9-Reinbold-378,
10-Aiuto-348.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES:
July 12 - Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway


AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 28 - Petaluma, California - Petaluma Speedway
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.129; 2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.197; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.270; 4. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-14.358; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.391; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.407; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.414; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.434; 9. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.543; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.573; 11. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.573; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.577; 13. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.594; 14. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-14.608; 15. Joe Stornetta, 9N, Lathrop-14.612; 16. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-14.669; 17. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-14.728; 18. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-14.738; 19. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.750; 20. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.762; 21. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-14.881; 22. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-15.095; 23. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.123; 24. Jason McIntosh, 33X, McIntosh-15.193; 25. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-15.251; 26. Scotty Dupont, 3X, Dupont-15.250; 27. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.482; 28. Brian Azevedo, 07N, Azevedo-15.644; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.15.759; 30. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.863.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. J.Swanson, 3. C.Swanson, 4. Copeland, 5. Hawkins, 6. Schmid, 7. Gansen, 8. Ensign. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. C.Johnson, 4. Faas, 5. Hall, 6. C.Williams, 7. Dupont, 8. Deschaies. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Liggett, 3. Stornetta, 4. A.Williams, 5. L.Williams, 6. Richardson, 7. D.J. Johnson. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Roa, 2. Kruseman, 3. Pickens, 4. Spencer, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Azevedo, 7. McIntosh. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. D.J. Johnson, 2. C.Williams, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Ensign, 5. Hall, 6. Hawkins, 7. McIntosh, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmid, 10. Azevedo, 11. L.Williams, 12. Richardson, 13. Dupont. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Austin Williams, 2. Austin Liggett, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Mike Spencer, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Nic Faas, 8. Colby Copeland, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Geoff Ensign, 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 12. Cody Williams, 13. Brody Roa, 14. Marty Hawkins, 15. Jake Swanson, 16. D.J. Johnson, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Ryan Bernal, 19. Cody Swanson, 20. Joe Stornetta, 21. Michael Pickens, 22. Chase Johnson, 23. Scott Hall, 24. Logan Williams. NT


**Hall flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-28 J.Swanson,
Lap 29 Liggett,
Lap 30 A.Williams.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-581,
2-Faas-493,
3-Spencer-472,
4-Mitchell-412,
5-R.Vander Weerd-384,
6-Roa-354,
7-A.Williams-352,
8-C.Williams-336,
9-Kruseman-335,
10-J.Swanson-321.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:July 4 -
Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Firecracker 40"


June 28
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 27, 2014 - Watsonville, California - Ocean Speedway
      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.725; 2. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-12.839; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.856; 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.097; 5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-13.163; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.234; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.449; 8. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-13.522; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.636; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.733; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.753; 12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.807; 13. Nathan Washam, 77, Shanoian/Hood-14.170; 14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.182; 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.272; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.293; 17. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.329; 18. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.446; 19. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.471; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.584; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-14.773; 22. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.051; 23. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-15.462.

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Spencer, 3. Copeland, 4. A.Williams, 5. Hawkins, 6. C.Swanson, 7. Gansen, 8. Schmidt. NT

 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas, 2. Kruseman, 3. Mitchell, 4. Pickens, 5. Hurst, 6. Roa, 7. J.Vander Weerd. NT

 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Bernal, 3. C.Williams, 4. L.Williams, 5. Deschaies, 6. J.Swanson, 7. Johnson. NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Mike Spencer, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Cory Kruseman, 8. D.J. Johnson, 9. Cody Swanson, 10. Logan Williams, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Damion Gardner, 15. Marty Hawkins, 16. Cody Williams, 17. Colby Copeland, 18. Brody Roa, 19. Chris Gansen, 20. Landon Hurst, 21. Tyler Schmidt, 22. Eli Deschaies. NT

**Washam flipped during qualifications. Johnson flipped during the third heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Spencer.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-513,
2-Faas-446,
3-Spencer-417,
4-Mitchell-360,
5-R.Vander Weerd-340,
6-Roa-319,
7-C.Williams-303,
8-J.Swanson-289;
9-A.Williams-287,
10-Kruseman-277.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:June 28 - Petaluma (CA) Speedway

June 24
USAC Sprint Car Round
WATSONVILLE, PETALUMA ON TAP FOR CRA SPRINTS

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Northern California ovals at Watsonville and Petaluma beckon the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars this weekend as drivers try to cut into point leader Damion Gardner's substantial lead.

 Gardner has five feature wins in seven starts so far and has a comfortable 93-point margin over runner-up Nic Faas, whose best finishes have been a second and a third.

 Matt Mitchell and Richard Vander Weerd, who stand fourth and seventh respectively in the latest points, are the other two feature winners this season.

 Gardner and Marty Hawkins grabbed the two USAC/CRA flags at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville last year, while the series did not compete at Petaluma Speedway in 2013.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-480, 2-Nic Faas-387, 4-Mike Spencer-349, 4-Matt Mitchell-306, 5-Brody Roa-299, 6-Cody Williams-276, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-272, 8-Jake Swanson-253, 9-Austin Williams-137, 10-Cory Kruseman-226
 

PRESCOTT VALLEY HOSTS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY
 by DICK JORDAN USAC
 The top-three drivers in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series have won all but one of this year's feature events. Only Shon Deskins, who ranks fourth in the standings, has been able to crack that circle, winning at Prescott Valley Raceway May 3.

 The series returns to Prescott Valley this Saturday night as R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. battle for the point lead, separated by just 38 points with 74 available.

 Johnson, a four-time winner in 2014, scored his worst finish of the season at Prescott Valley, while Pelkey, 27 points behind in second, took third in the May race at Prescott Valley. Davis was the runner-up in the May race and stands 38 points back of the leader in third in the current standings.

  Deskins, who hopes to gain ground on the leaders this weekend, is 95 points out of the lead.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-557,
2-Josh Pelkey-530,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-519,
4-Shon Deskins-462,
5-Mike Martin-408,
6-Matt Rossi-402,
7-Tye Mihocko-387,
8-Mike Colegrove-355,
9-Andy Reinbold-339,
10-Nick Aiuto-319


WEST COAST SPRINTS "OFF" UNTIL AUGUST 8 AT OCEAN;
BERNAL NOW ON 5-RACE VICTORY STREAK

from DICK JORDAN  USAC
  Ryan Bernal is riding a 5-race victory wave which has him on the verge of joining some elite USAC company.

 The Hollister, Calif. driver has already set a West Coast Sprint record for consecutive wins. Damion Gardner's four 2005 wins are the record for USAC/CRA, while Rick Ziehl won four straight in the Southwest Sprints in 2006 and Jimmy Wysong won four straight in the 2003 Rocky Mountain Sprints.

 In terms of USAC all-time records, only Larry Dickson's six straight Nationals in 1968 are better in Sprint cars. Only four others have topped Bernal's streak of five in USAC's 59-year history. Michael Lang won six in a row in the 1996 Speedrome Midgets, Billy Vukovich III put together seven straight in the 1987 National Supermodifieds, A.J. Foyt won seven straight to start the 1964 National Champ (Indy Car) series and Billy Boat's 11 straight Western Midget wins in 1995 top the list.

 Ryan Bernal caught Matt Mitchell on lap 12 Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. and led the final 19 laps for the win over Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, Dennis Howell and Troy Rutherford. The win vaulted him to ninth in the new series standings.

 Bernal will try for a sixth straight series win August 8 when the West Coast Sprints resume racing at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. A win there would set up a chance for number seven the next night at Chowchilla, Calif.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-500,
2-Matt Mitchell-483,
3-Troy Rutherford-444,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-436,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-423,
6-Dennis Howell-399,
7-Austin Liggett-370,
8-Danny Faria Jr.-360,
9-Ryan Bernal-355,
10-Nic Faas-342.
 

JULY 4 SPRINT FIREWORKS AT LINCOLN PARK!!
STANBROUGH WINS TWICE, FOG OVERTAKES SUPERIOR
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Fireworks are sure to erupt when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series resumes action at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Only natural, since it will be July 4, the celebration of America's Independence!

 Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. continues to lead the standings after a third and a fourth in the most recent races in upper middle-America. His lead is 48 points over Dave Darland and 107 over third-ranking Jon Stanbrough.

 Stanbrough virtually "swept" the most recent races at Spring Valley, Minn. and Sun Prairie, Wisc. Heavy fog forced cancellation of last Friday night's race at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, Wisc. before the cars ever had a chance to take to the track.

  Stanbrough paced all 30 circuits of Saturday night's race at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley in his MP Environmental/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher. Darland was second ahead of Bacon, Chase Stockon and Chris Windom.

 Stockon, of Elizabethtown, Ind., appeared headed for victory at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie Sunday night until his night ended abruptly in a flip on lap 22. Stanbrough led the rest of the way to beat Bryan Clauson, Windom, Bacon and Darland.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-964;
2-Dave Darland-916;
3-Jon Stanbrough-857;
4-Chase Stockon-851;
5-Bryan Clauson-841;
6-Tracy Hines-807;
7-Justin Grant-786;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-736;
9-Chris Windom-700;
10-C.J. Leary-626.


June 23
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 21
- Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Angell Park Speedway

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.880 (New Track Record); 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.029; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.232; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.237; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.256; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.278; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.412; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.439; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.465; 10. Bill Balog, 17B, Balog-14.488; 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 14, Mojo-14.556; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.569; 13. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.784; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.794; 15. Joe Bares, 19, Test-14.952; 16. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-15.053; 17. Bryon Walters, 5, Speed Monkeys-15.922; 18. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Bacon, 3. Clauson, 4. Stockon,
5. Coons, 6. Courtney, 7. Bares, 8. Walters,
9. Schuerenberg. NT

 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Grant, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary,
5. Darland, 6. Balog, 7. Andretti, 8. Thomas. 2:28.99

 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Brady Bacon,
5. Dave Darland, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Tracy Hines,
9. Bill Balog, 10. Tyler Courtney, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Joe Bares,
13. Bryon Walters, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Jarett Andretti,
17. Steve Thomas. NT

**Dobbs flipped in Hot Laps.
Stockon flipped on Lap 22 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-21 Stockon,
Laps 22-30 Stanbrough.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-964;
2-Darland-916;
3-Stanbrough-857;
4-Stockon-851;
5-Clauson-841;
6-Hines-807;
7-Grant-786;
8-Schuerenberg-736;
9-Windom-700;
10-Leary-626.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 4 - Putnamville, IN - Lincoln Park Speedway



June 22
STANBROUGH DOMINATES DEER CREEK FOR FIRST WIN OF 2014
from USAC
Spring Valley, Minnesota…….Jon Stanbrough finally broke the ice for his first AMSOIL National Sprint Car win of the season Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway, climbing into a tie with Rollie Beale for tenth on the all-time Sprint Car win list with his 32nd career victory.

Stanbrough was scheduled to start from row-two until Bryan Clauson broke a U-joint on the opening lap, moving Stanbrough to outside the front-row.

On the second start, Stanbrough took off with C.J. Leary in tow, with Brady Bacon and Dave Darland stalking him for second. Bacon tried to attack Leary for second, but he had to check up, allowing Darland to get a run and move by for the third spot.

As the leaders worked through slower cars, Leary tried to slide past Brian Van Meveren, with the two making contact and Van Meveren barrel-rolling through turn-two. He walked away.

After the restart, Hunter Schuerenberg was on the move and drove by Justin Grant for fifth just before Jarett Andretti bicycled into turn-one on lap ten and flipped back down into the racing groove, collecting Eric Schulz in a violent collision. Schulz was helped from his car but was okay.

From there, the race hit a long green stretch, with Stanbrough holding a comfortable lead over Darland and Bacon. Again, issues arose in traffic as Tyler Courtney had tracked down Bacon for the third spot just as they tried to go around Jeff Pellersels. Courtney got by Bacon in turn-four on lap 18 but had to check up for Pellersels as Bacon went back by. Courtney & Pellersels made contact in turn-one, with both spinning to cause the final caution.

Stanbrough again took off as Darland tried to keep pace, but he could not challenge him as Stanbrough won by 1.384 seconds in the MP Environmental Services – Indiana Underground Construction #37RW Maxim/Fisher.

“We obviously wish we’d have won a hell of a lot more races by now, but it’s just so good to get this win for my team. I’m happy to get another win for myself too, but it’s a big boost for my guys who have put in so much work for us to be running up front all these times and being close every night,” Stanbrough said.

Darland finished second in the Phillips Motorsports – Racer’s Advantage Store #71P DRC/Foxco, gaining slightly in the National title hunt.

“Brady got a little out of shape and lost his momentum just as I had a big run, and that was the one opportunity I had to take advantage and get by him. It was a fast race track around the top, so every little bit you could get was important tonight,” Darland said.

Bacon rounded out the podium with another strong run aboard the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.

“I got a little conservative behind Leary, just because I didn’t want to get caught up in anything, and that let Dave get by us. We were getting better at the end, but every time we had a chance to make something happen, it seemed like the lapped cars got in the way. They spread us out quite a bit as we were dodging them. We avoided a couple crashes and it’s hard to pass the fast guys on a track that quick, so we’ll take it,” Bacon said.

Chase Stockon came on strong to climb from 11th to finish fourth in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher, and Chris Windom rounded out the top-five in the Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire #11 Maxim/Claxton.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 21, 2014 – Spring Valley, Minnesota – Deer Creek Speedway

QUALIFYING: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.076; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.084; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.157; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.161; 5. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.258; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.322; 7. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.383; 8. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.480; 9. Joe Bares, 19, Test-14.484; 10. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.521; 11. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.611; 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-14.766; 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.795; 14. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-14.804; 15. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.059; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.111; 17. Eric Schulz, 4x, Schulz-15.426; 18. Jeff Pellersels, 28, Pellersels-15.849; 19. Brandon Stevenson, 0, Stevenson-15.938; 20. Brian Van Meveren, 24, Reactor-17.201; 21. Tony Kaus, 3, Kaus-23.441; 22. Johnny Parsons III, 85, Madsen-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Schuerenberg, 2. Windom, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Schulz, 7. Van Meveren. 2:00.11

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dobbs, 2. Clauson, 3. Courtney, 4. Bacon, 5. Stockon, 6. Pellersels, 7. Kaus. 2:02.79

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Andretti, 2. Bares, 3. Darland, 4. Leary, 5. Stevenson, 6. Thomas. 2:04.44

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Dave Darland,
3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chase Stockon,
5. Chris Windom, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg,
7. Tyler Courtney, 8. Justin Grant,
9. Keaton Dobbs, 10. Tracy Hines,
11. Joe Bares, 12. Tony Kaus,
13. Jeff Pellersels, 14. B Stevenson,
15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Eric Schulz,
17. C.J. Leary, 18. Brian Van Meveren,
19. Johnny Parsons III, 20. Bryan Clauson. NT

**Mellenberndt flipped in Qualifying. Van Meveren flipped on Lap 7. Andretti & Schulz flipped on Lap 10.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Stanbrough

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-900;
2-Darland-859;
3-Stockon-821;
4-Stanbrough-788;
5-Clauson-774;
6-Hines-760;
7-Grant-754;
8-Schuerenberg-691;
9-Windom-638;
10-Leary-578.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
June 22 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Angell Park Speedway


USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 21- Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway
 
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.344; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.415; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.479; 4. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.592; 5. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.676; 6. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.736; 7. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.802; 8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.970; 9. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.048; 10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.229; 11. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.273; 12. Heath Duinkerken, 179, Hurst-16.325; 13. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.394; 14. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.477; 15. Johnny White, 51, Carlile-16.775; 16. Jonathan Logan, 32, Logan-16.958; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.339; 18. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT.

  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Niemela, 3. Bernal, 4. Smith, 5. R.Vander Weeerd, 6. Stone, 7. Long, 8. White, 9. Day. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Howell, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Liggett, 4. Rutherford, 5. Logan, 6. Carter, 7. Barnes, 8. Duinkerken. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Dennis Howell, 5. Troy Rutherford, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Austin Liggett, 8. Markus Niemela, 9. Austin Stone, 10. T.J. Smith, 11. Heath Duinkerken, 12. Garrett Long, 13. Trent Carter, 14. Kevin Barnes, 15. Matt Day, 16. Johnny White, 17. Jonathan Logan. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-11 Mitchell,
Laps 12-30 Bernal.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Niemela-500
2-Mitchell-483,
3-Rutherford-444,
4-J.Vander Weerd-436,
5-R.Vander Weerd-423,
6-Howell-399,
7-Liggett-370,
8-Dabby Faria Jr.-360,
9-Bernal-355,
10-Nic Faas-342.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:
August 8 - Watsonville, CA - Ocean Speedway


June 21
USAC SUPERIOR SPRINTS FOGGED OUT!!
from USAC
Superior, Wisc.........Heavy fog has conspired to force cancellation of Friday night's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at AMSOIL Speedway before the cars ever took to the track. The middle-America swing continues Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. and Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.


June 9
Sunday’s 8th “Eastern Storm” finale at Susquehanna Speedway Park
fell to rain just after Qualifying was completed.

From USAC
Jon Stanbrough set a New Track Record to pace the 25-car field before the rain rolled in.

Brady Bacon came out on top of the RW & Partners “Eastern Storm” Championship after winning Saturday at Port Royal to go along with two other top-five finishes. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver also padded his AMSOIL National Sprint Car point lead in the process.

The series races again on June 20th at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 8, 2014  – Susquehanna Speedway Park – “Eastern Storm”

QUALIFYING:
1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.821 (New Track Record);
2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.828;
3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-17.005;
4. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-17.204;
5. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-17.227;
6. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-17.407;
7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.413;
8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-17.439;
9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.464;
10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.515;
11. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-17.526;
12. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.594;
13. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-17.601;
14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-17.660;
15. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.831;
16. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-17.852;
17. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-17.951;
18. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-18.027;
19. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-18.031;
20. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-18.082;
21. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-18.195;
22. Chandler Leiby, 119, Leiby-18.302;
23. Kyle Moody, 99, Moody-18.704;
24. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-18.935;
25. Billy Pauch, Jr., 36, Thomas/Engler-NT.

BALANCE OF PROGRAM RAINED OUT

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-836;
2-Darland-792;
3-Stockon-766;
4-Clauson-752;
5-Stanbrough-719;
6-Hines-716;
7-Grant-711;
8-Schuerenberg-638;
9-Windom-583;
10-Leary-653.

FINAL RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS:
1-Bacon-310;
2-Stockon-298;
3-Darland-295;
4-Grant-281;
5-Stanbrough-264;
6-Clauson-260;
7-Thomas-247;
8-Leary-244;
9-Ballou-243;
10-Hines-240.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 20 – Superior, Wisconsin – AMSOIL Speedway


USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 7
- Hanford, California - Kings Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.J VanderWeerd,88, Vander Weerd-15.575;
2.R Vander Weerd10, Vander Weerd-15.781;
3. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-15.880;
4. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.907;
5. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.972;
6. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-15.985;
7. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.013;
8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.022;
9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.046;
10. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-16.072;
11. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-16.121;
12. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.204;
13. Davey Pombo, 14, Pombo-16.221;
14. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.250;
15. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.380;
16. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.453;
17. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.546;
18. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.609;
19. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.817;
20. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-16.826;
21. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.839;
22. Jon Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-17.064;
23. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.268.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hawkins, 2. Faas,
3. Howell, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Faria, 6. Day, 7. Logan,
8. Pombo. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Hurst,
3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Niemela,
5. Rutherford, 6. Morris,
7. Carter, 8. Kassik. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Liggett,
3. Adams, 4. Smith, 5. Ennis,
6. Barnes, 7. Long. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Richard Vander Weerd,
3. Nic Faas, 4. Dennis Howell,
5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Markus Niemela,
7. Austin Liggett, 8. Trent Carter,
9. Marty Hawkins, 10. Troy Rutherford,
11. Landon Hurst, 12. Garrett Long,
13. Kevin Barnes, 14. George Morris,
15. Matt Day, 16. Danny Faria Jr.,
17. T.J. Smith, 18. Davey Pombo,
19. Max Adams, 20. Connor Kassik,
21. Jonathan Logan,
22. J Vander Weerd. NT

**J.Vander Weerd, Pombo, and Faria flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Mitchell,
Laps 3-30 Bernal.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Niemela-452,
2-Mitchell-418,
3-Rutherford-388,
4-J.Vander Weerd-379,
5-R.Vander Weerd-361,
6-Faria-360,
7-Faas-342,
8-Howell-339,
9-Liggett-322,
10-Hurst-297.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:
June 21 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 7
 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dean Colquette (#29X Colquette), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 7. Rick Ziehl (#0SR Ziehl). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

 ALSO AT TRACK: Brian Hosford (#32B Weber)

 FeaTURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Shon Deskins, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Andy Reinbold, 8. Nick Aiuto, 9. Stevie Sussex, 10. Tom Ogle, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Mike Colegrove, 13. Chris Bonneau, 14. Mike Bonneau, 15. Michael Curtis, 16. Dennis Giles, 17. Tye Mihocko, 18. Dean Colquette, 19. Mark Morin, 20. Rick Ziehl. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Davis, Laps 20-30 Johnson.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-483, 2-Pelkey-470, 3-Davis-461, 4-Deskins-416, 5-Rossi-349, 6-Mihocko-339, 7-Reinbold-339, 8-Martin-339, 9-Colegrove-301, 10-Aiuto-296.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: June 14 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "Father's Day Classic"


June 8
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 7
 Pennsylvania - Port Royal Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-19.247;
2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-19.454;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-19.532;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.588;
5. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-19.610;
6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-19.714;
7. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-19.727;
8. H Schuerenberg, 20N, S/Nolen-19.865;
9. B Clauson, 20, S/C-Agajanian-19.871;
10. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-19.900;
11. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-19.905;
12. Jaret Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.029;
13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.032;
14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.092;
15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.151;
16. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-20.265;
17. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-20.461;
18. B Pauch, Jr., 36, T/Engler-20.516;
19. C Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-20.577;
20. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-20.698;
21. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-20.912;
22. B Ehrenzeller, 33E, Ehrenzeller-21.260;
23. Curt Stroup, 33, Ehrenzeller-21.291.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Bacon,
3. Windom, 4. Clayton,
5. Grant, 6. Bitner,
7. Boespflug, 8. Ehrenzeller. 2:39.70

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Cockrum, 2. Leary,
3. Schuerenberg, 4. Darland,
5. Stanbrough, 6. Biasi,
7. Gabbard, 8. Stroup. 2:43.61

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Clauson,
3. Stockon, 4. Pauch,
5. Thomas, 6. Andretti,
7. Kobylarz. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Robert Ballou,
5. Dave Darland, 6. Chase Stockon,
7. Justin Grant, 8. Bryan Clauson,
9. Shane Cockrum, 10. H Schuerenberg,
11. Chris Windom, 12. C.J. Leary,
13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Jarett Andretti,
15. Dalten Gabbard, 16. Mark Bitner,
17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Joey Biasi,
19. Daron Clayton, 20. Curt Stroup,
21. Billy Pauch, Jr., 22. B Ehrenzeller,
23. Tracy Hines. NT

**Hines flipped on the start of the Feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-4 Stanbrough,
Laps 5-17 Thomas,
Laps 18-30 Bacon.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-776;
2-Darland-732;
3-Stockon-701;
4-Clauson-692;
5-Hines-656;
6-Stanbrough-653;
7-Grant-647;
8-Schuerenberg-578;
9-Windom-520;
10-Leary-493.

 NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS:
1-Bacon-250;
2-Darland-235;
3-Stockon-233;
4-Grant-217;
5-Clauson-200;
6-Stanbrough-198;
7-Thomas-187;
8-Leary/Ballou-184;
10-Hines-180.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 8 -
 Newberrytown, PA - Susquehanna Speedway Park - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners



June 7
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 5, 2014 - New Egypt, New Jersey - New Egypt Speedway - "Eastern Storm"
Presented by RW and Partners
 QUALIFYING:
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.655 (New Track Record); 2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.661; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.754; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.819; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.838; 6. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.879; 7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-15.927; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.000; 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-16.055; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.073; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.075; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.077; 13. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-16.089; 14. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.155; 15. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.257; 16. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-16.284; 17. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-16.446; 18. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-16.555; 19. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-16.556; 20. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-16.572; 21. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-16.776; 22. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-16.892; 23. Harris Kohen, 0, Kohen-17.992; 24. Jimmy Carpenter, 87, Carpenter-18.010.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Gabbard, 2. Darland, 3. Bacon, 4. Clayton, 5. Hines, 6. Bitner, 7. Boespflug, 8. Stanbrough. 2:13.82

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Smith, 2. Ballou, 3. Leary, 4. Stockon, 5. Clauson, 6. Andretti, 7. Cockrum, 8. Kohen. 2:14.74

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Kobylarz, 4. Grant, 5. Thomas, 6. Biasi, 7. Carpenter, 8. Simon. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Simon, 3. Bitner, 4. Andretti, 5. Boespflug, 6. Cockrum, 7. Biasi, 8. Kohen, 9. Carpenter. 3:19.66

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Landon Simon, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Daron Clayton, 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Mark Smith, 15. Robert Ballou, 16. Chad Boespflug, 17. Mark Bitner, 18. Joey Biasi, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Jon Stanbrough, 21. Dalten Gabbard, 22. Shane Cockrum. NT

**Simon flipped in Heat 3.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-29 Leary,
Lap 30 Clauson.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-706;
2-Darland-674;
3-Clauson/Stockon-646;
5-Hines-635;
6-Grant-595;
7-Stanbrough-593;
8-Schuerenberg-539;
9-Windom-483;
10-Leary-457.

 NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Bacon-180; 2-Stockon-178; 3-Darland-177; 4-Grant-165; 5-Hines-159; 6-Clauson-154; 7-Leary-148; 8-Stanbrough-138; 9-Schuerenberg-137; 10-Thomas-125.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 7 -  Port Royal (PA) Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

June 6
BIG CASH PAYOUT FOR NEW MEXICO'S "THANKSGIVING BASH"
from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Southwest Sprint car participants are circling November 28-29 in their 2014 calendars as Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. will host the inaugural "Thanksgiving Bash," showcasing USAC's Southwest Sprint Car series in a big-cash "non-points" concluding USAC's racing season.

  The race winner will earn $10,000 and feature starters will be guaranteed $500 to start at the 3/8-mile dirt oval which hosted USAC events in 1988, 2002 and last year.

   Las Cruces' own, Rick Ziehl, will certainly be among favorites in November. He won the only two previous USAC Sprint races at Southern New Mexico Speedway, in both 2002 and 2013. The other events held there in 1988 were Midget races won by Jack Yeley, Mark Passarelli and Tommy Astone.

  Ziehl, USAC's 2003 Southwest Sprint Car Champion, actually has won four of the last five USAC Sprint races in the "Land of Enchantment," which included a pair of wins at Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo in 2003.

  "We are very excited for our fans and sponsors to be able to host a great show like this at Southern New Mexico Speedway," said the track's general manager, Rue Stone. "Since making the announcement, our phone has not stopped ringing with drivers calling in to let us know they will be here. It's going to be huge."

   In addition to dozens of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars drivers such as Charles Davis Jr. and series points leader R.J. Johnson, the one-of-a-kind event is will also surely draw many of the big names from both winged and non-winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing.

 Jon Stanbrough, Tony Elliott, Jeff Swindell and Christopher Bell are a just a few of those who have already circled Nov. 28-29 on their calendar.

 Other classes rounding out the racing card both nights include USRA Limited X-Mods, Mini-Sprints and Casa Nissan Legends Cars.

 The Southern New Mexico Speedway is located 11 miles west of Las Cruces at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Take exit 132, go left and take the frontage road south of I-10 heading west. For more information call 575-524-7913 or 505-524-7913 or visit www.snmspeedway.com online.

 To learn more about the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, check out www.southwestsprintcars.com online.
--USAC-


June 5 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 4
 - New Oxford, Pennsylvania - Lincoln Speedway -"Eastern Storm"
Presented by RW and Partners
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-15.174 (New Track Record); 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.190; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.406; 4. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.506; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.508; 6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-15.510; 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-15.549; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.623; 9. Jon Stanbrough, 37, Dutcher-15.649; 10. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-15.669; 11. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.741; 12. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.751; 13. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.785; 14. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-15.890; 15. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-15.914; 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.938; 17. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-16.060; 18. Chandler Leiby, 119, Leiby-16.255; 19. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-16.287; 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.337; 21. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-16.947; 22. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-16.993; 23. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-NT (time of 15.879 disallowed); 24. Brian Allman, 5a, Allman-NT (time of 16.723 disallowed); 25. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Thomas, 3. Grant, 4. Darland, 5. Simon, 6. Boespflug, 7. Biasi, 8. Clayton. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Bacon, 5. Gabbard, 6. Ballou, 7. Smith, 8. Kobylarz. 2:09.24

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Stockon, 3. Bitner, 4. Leiby, 5. Andretti, 6. Hamer, 7. Allman, 8. Windom. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Smith, 3. Ballou, 4. Kobylarz, 5. Biasi, 6. Boespflug, 7. Allman, 8. Hamer. 3:24.56

  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. FEATURE RAINED OUT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-

 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-640;
2-Darland-616;
3-Stockon-591;
4-Hines-586;
5-Clauson-577;
6-Stanbrough-573;
7-Grant-544;
8-Schuerenberg-496;
9-Windom-460;
10-Leary-394.

NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS:
1-Stockon-123;
2-Darland-119;
 3-Stanbrough-118;
4-Grant/Bacon-114.tied

 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 5 -  New Egypt, NJ - New Egypt Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners





AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 3, 2014 - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania - Grandview Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners - "Jesse Hockett Classic"
 QUALIFYING:
1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.776; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.814; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.853; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.999; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.044; 6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.082; 7. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.175; 8. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.259; 9. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-14.301; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-14.318; 11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.384; 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.391; 13. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.424; 14. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.455; 15. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.498; 16. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.531; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.534; 18. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-14.717; 19. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-14.719; 20. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-14.765; 21. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-14.877; 22. Billy Pauch, Jr., 36, Thomas/Engler-14.914; 23. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-14.923; 24. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-16.142; 25. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cockrum, 3. Hines, 4. Leary, 5. Thomas, 6. Simon, 7. Biasi. 1:55.15

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Smith, 3. Windom, 4. Stockon, 5. Darland, 6. Andretti, 7. Bitner, 8. Boespflug. 1:54.50

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Clayton, 4. Grant, 5. Clauson, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Hamer, 8. Gabbard. NT

 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Simon, 2. Biasi, 3. Andretti, 4. Gabbard, 5. Boespflug, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Bitner, 8. Moore, 9. Hamer.

 FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Chase Stockon, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 11. Shane Cockrum, 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Mark Smith, 15. Joey Biasi, 16. Mark Bitner, 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Dalten Gabbard, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Daron Clayton, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Landon Simon. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Stockon.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bacon-585,
2-Darland-560,
3-Stockon-535,
4-Hines-533,
5-Clauson-525,
6-Stanbrough-520,
7-Grant-490,
8-Schuerenberg-443,
9-Windom-414, 10-Leary-341.

NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS:
1-Stockon-67,
2-Stanbrough-65,
3-Darland-63,
4-Grant-60,
5-Bacon-59.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 4 - 
New Oxford, PA - Lincoln Speedway - "Eastern Storm"
Presented by RW and Partners



June 3 2014
USAC Sprint Cars Tuesday Roundup

CLAUSON GOES FOR "3-PEAT" IN THIS WEEK'S "EASTERN STORM"
 from DICK JORDAN  USAC
    Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. foes for an "Eastern Storm" three-peat this week at five tracks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Clauson won the 2012 and 2013 mini-series on his way to back-to-back AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car titles.

 With 15 "top-10s" in 16 starts, Clauson has a remarkable record in the series which this year is presented by RW and Partners. His record includes victories in 2012 at Grandview Speedway and New Egypt Speedway, plus three seconds and four thirds (9 podiums)!

 Last year Clauson landed a second, a third and a fourth in the three events and he trails Brady Bacon and Dave Darland by 34 and five points respectively in the latest AMSOIL National standings.

 The series starts tomorrow (Tuesday) night with the "Jesse Hockett Classic" at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Wednesday night's race is at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. Thursday's race is at New Egypt, N.J., while the Saturday and Sunday finales are at Port Royal, Pa. and Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. respectively.

 The five-race series, offering 370 total points, is sure to severely impact the championship battle, with only 217 points separating the "top-10" in the National standings.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-526,
2-Dave Darland-497,
3-Bryan Clauson-492,
4-Tracy Hines-476,
5-Chase Stockon-468,
6-Jon Stanbrough-455,
7-Justin Grant-430,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-402,
9-Chris Windom-366,
10-C.J. Leary-309.



DAVIS LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
from DICK JORDAN  USAC
            Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. is the site of this Saturday's USAC Southwest Sprint race and drivers Charles Davis Jr. and R.J. Johnson will square off for the all-time lead in terms of USAC victories in the state of Arizona.

 Davis, who leads the Southwest standings by five points over Josh Pelkey, has 13 career Arizona wins, while Johnson, fourth in the latest points, will also seek a 14th career Arizona win Saturday.

 Davis won the May 10 race at Queen Creek, while Johnson won three times there last year and Davis won twice.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-Charles Davis Jr.-310,
2-Josh Pelkey-305,
3-Shon Deskins-292,
4-R.J. Johnson-277,
5-Matt Rossi-241,
6-Andy Reinbold-210,
7-Josh Shipley-192,
8-Mike Martin-188,
9-Mke Colegrove-187,
10-Tye Mihocko-187
.

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT KINGS SATURDAY;
TULARE VICTORY GIVES BERNAL 3-FOR-3

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 
Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. hosts the USAC West Coast Sprint cars Saturday night as Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues his quest for a first USAC driving championship. He has a 40-point lead over Matt Mitchell in the latest points after finishing eighth in last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, Calif.

 Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. wheeled Mike Phulps' Metal Works/Red Line Oil Maxim to victory at Tulare. He passed Bud Kaeding on lap 18 and led the rest of the way to beat Kaeding, Mitchell, Troy Rutherford and Richard Vander Weerd. Rutherford led the first lap and Kaeding the next 17 before Bernal went to the front.

 Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. stands third in the standings, seven behind Mitchell, and won the March 29 race at Hanford.

 Bernal's win Saturday was his third in a row in West Coast competition. Nobody has been able to put four together since the series began in 2010.


 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-
2-Matt Mitchell-362,
3-Jace Vander Weerd-355,
4-Troy Rutherford-349,
5-Danny Faria Jr.-332,
6-Richard Vander Weerd-293,
7-Dennis Howell-282,
8-Nic Faas-281,
9-Austin Liggett-273,
10-Landon Hurst-259.



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une 2 2014

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 31
 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.460;
2. Mike Spencer, 51T, Roth-15.600;
3. RVander Weerd, 10, V Weerd-15.673;
4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.750;
5. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.830;
6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.855;
7. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.880;
8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.150;
9. J V Weerd, 88, V Weerd-16.285;
10. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.339;
11. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.347;
12. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.411;
13. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.530;
14. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.556;
15. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.691;
16. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.782;
17. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.806;
18. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.820;
19. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.829;
20. T Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.260;
21. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.414;
22. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-17.416;
23. Garrett Long, 38, Long-17.581;
24. Robert Nuckles, 27, Nuckles-NT;
25. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Niemela, 2. Howell,
3. Bernal, 4. Mitchell,
5. Carter, 6. Adams,
7. Barnes, 8. Kassik. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hurst, 2. Rutherford,
3. Spencer, 4. Ennis,
5. Everhart, 6. Long,
7. Liggett, 8. Sibley. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria,
3. Kaeding, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Stone, 6. Day,
7. Nuckles, 8. Smith. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Liggett, 2. Stone,
3. Sibley, 4. Adams,
5. Barnes, 6. Long,
7. Day, 8. Nichols,
9. Kassik, 10. Everhart,
11. Carter, 12. Nuckles. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bud Kaeding,
3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5
. R Vander Weerd, 6. Dennis Howell,
7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Markus Niemela,
9. Landon Hurst, 10. J Vander Weerd,
11. Austin Liggett, 12. Chris Ennis,
13. Austin Stone, 14. Max Adams,
15. Kevin Barnes, 16. Matt Day,
17. Garrett Long, 18. Tony Everhart,
19. Terry Nichols, 20. Mike Spencer,
21. Jeff Sibley, 22. Connor Kassik. NT

**Nuckles flipped during the semi. Sibley flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Rutherford,
Laps 2-17 Kaeding,
Laps 18-30 Bernal.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Niemela-402,
2-Mitchell-362,
3-J.Vander Weerd-355,
4-Rutherford-349,
5-Faria-332,
6-R.Vander Weerd-293,
7-Howell-282,
8-Nic Faas-281,
9-Liggett-273,
10-Hurst-259.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:
June 7 - Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway
May 2014

May 30 2014
8TH "EASTERN STORM" HITS PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY



RW & PARTNERS POINT FUND ANNOUNCED, 5 TRACKS INVOLVED
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The 8th "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners hits Pennsylvania and New Jersey June 3-8 as five tracks host the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars.

 Thanks to the generous continuing "Eastern Storm" support of RW Motorsports of Lederach, Pa. and its participating partners, drivers will compete for point fund bonuses in addition to their earned prize winnings. The champion's bonus will be $750, with $500 targeted for the runner-up, $350 for third, $250 for fourth and $150 for fifth. Contributing vendors include Detweiler Hershey, Pecora Corporation, Pennoni Associates, Inc., Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Edwards M. Roberts, CPA & Associates, P.C. and Award Printing and Copy Center. These incentives are in addition to the $6,000-to-win prize for vict  ory at each of the five events.

 The series debuts on Tuesday night, June 3, with the "Jesse Hockett Classic" at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Race two unfolds at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. Wednesday June 4 and Thursday night's June 5 race is at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. The series concludes with Saturday races June 7 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and a Sunday race June 8 at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

 Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. is the defending "Eastern Storm" Champ (2012 and 2013) and sits third in the latest National standings, 34 behind leader Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. Second-ranking Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. is 29 behind the leader and is the only driver to repeat as a winner this season, scoring three wins, including the most recent "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute, Ind. May 21.

  Levi Jones will not be competing as a driver but has a record six ""Eastern Storm" wins and three titles (2007, 2010 & 2011). Cole Whitt won three times on his way to the 2008 and 2009 championships and has moved on to NASCAR competition.

  Clauson won the 2012 race at Grandview but Daron Clayton was the winner last year. Grandview, of the nine tracks which have hosted the "Eastern Storm" series, leads all others, hosting its seventh race during this year's campaign.

 One driver still seeking his initial "Eastern Storm" victory is fourth-ranking Tracy Hines. He trails Bacon by 50 points, with 74 points available at each venue.

  Drivers battling for USAC's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car "rookie of the year" honors include Jarett Andretti and Shane Cockrum, who will be visiting all five tracks in their first "Eastern Storm" appearance.

 Darland's Terre Haute win was his 50th in USAC Sprint Car competition, leaving him just two short of Tom Bigelow's all-time leading total of 52. Hines has 46 wins, which includes a win this year at Gas City, Ind. Bacon, Clauson, Justin Grant, Clayton and Hunter Schuerenberg have also tasted victory this year.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-526,
2-Dave Darland-497,
3-Bryan Clauson-492,
4-Tracy Hines-476,
5-Chase Stockon-468,
6-Jon Stanbrough-455,
7-Justin Grant-430,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-402,
9-Chris Windom-366,
10-C.J. Leary-309.



May 27 2014
CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO PERRIS JUNE 14;
"SALUTE TO INDY" IS GARDNER'S 29TH

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Flag Day is June 14 and that's the night the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars resume action, with a program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

  Damion Gardner's flag flew proudly last Saturday night at the PAS as he annexed the "Salute to Indy" 40-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval.

  Gardner, of Concord, Calif., posted his 29th USAC/CRA Sprint win at Perris in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, leading the last 24 laps to beat Mike Spencer, Cody Williams, Ryan Bernal and Brody Roa. Ronnie Gardner led the first six laps before Spencer led the next 10.

  Gardner's point lead now stand at 88 over runner-up Nic Faas, who finished 21st Saturday.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-427,
2-Nic Faas-339,
3-Mike Spencer-301,
4-Brody Roa-246,
5-Matt Mitchell-238,
6-Jake Swanson-228,
7-Cody Williams-217,
8-Richard VanderWeerd-207,
9-Cory Kruseman-206,
10-Austin Williams-176,


QUEEN CREEK NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS
PELKEY, JOHNSON SPLIT "SALUTE TO INDY" SPOTLIGHT AT CANYON

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. hosts the next stop for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, a June 7 race at the one-third mile dirt track in suburban Phoenix.

 R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. will lead the series to Queen Creek after polishing off the field in Sunday night's "Salute to Indy" closer at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

 Johnson has a 10-point lead in the standings over Josh Pelkey of Peoria, who captured Saturday night's main event at Canyon

  Pelkey wheeled the Robbie and Gale Allen ABC Body Shop NAPA Maxim and caught Charles Davis Jr. on lap 23. He paced the final eight circuits to beat Stevie Sussex, Johnson, Colby Copeland and Davis.

  Johnson piloted Bill Michaels' Piggly's at the Fair entry to victory in Sunday night's "Salute to Indy" closer at Canyon. Johnson led the final 13 laps after passing Josh Hodges on lap 18. Hodges took second ahead of Tye Mihocko, Mike Martin and Mike Colegrove. Five drivers flipped during the 30-lap feature.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-405,
2-Josh Pelkey-395,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-387,
4-Shon Deskins-351,
5-Matt Rossi-295,
6-Tye Mihocko-295,
7-Andrew Reinbold-291,
8-Mike Martin-276,
9-Michael Colegrove-262,
10-Nick Aiuto-251
                        

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT TULARE SATURDAY
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   Markus Niemela continues his pursuit of his first USAC driving title this Saturday when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars convene at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
   Joining the Sprint cars will be USAC's Honda Western Midgets on the one-third mile dirt oval.
   Niemela has a 38-point lead over Jace Vander Weerd in the latest point tally. Niemela continues to seek his first 2014 USAC race win.
   Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won the most recent USAC West Coast Sprints, at Watsonville and Tulare, while Jace Vander Weerd won at Hanford in March. Dennis Howell, ninth in the current points, was the March 14 winner at Tulare.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-355,
2-Jace Vander Weerd-317,
3-Matt Mitchell-300,
4-Troy Rutherford-289,
5-Danny Faria Jr.-283,
6-Nic Faas-281,
7-Austin Liggett-237,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-233,
9-Dennis Howell-230,
10-Landon Hurst-215.

May 26 2014
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 25,
 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "Salute to Indy"

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
7. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
6. Dustin Cormany (#18 Deskins),
7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
8. Lonnie Oliver (#7T Oliver). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
2. M Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex),
7. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Hodges,
3. Tye Mihocko, 4. Mike Martin,
5. Mike Colegrove, 6. Michael Curtis,
7. Colby Copeland, 8. Andy Reinbold,
9. Tom Ogle, 10. Chris Bonneau,
11. Mike Bonneau, 12. Shon Deskins,
13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Dennis Giles,
15. Brian Hosford, 16. Dustin Cormany,
17. B St. James, 18. Lonnie Oliver,
19. Josh Pelkey, 20. Matt Rossi,
21. Stevie Sussex, 22. Mark Morin,
23. Charles Davis Jr. NT


**Davis, Rossi, Pelkey, St. James, and Oliver flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-17 Hodges,
Laps 18-30 Johnson.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-405,
2-Pelkey-395,
3-Davis-387,
4-Deskins-351,
5-Rossi-295,
6-Mihocko-295,
7-Reinbold-291,
8-Martin-276,
9-Colegrove-262,
10-Aiuto-251.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: June 7 - Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway



AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 24, 2014 -
 Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "Salute to Indy"

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.535; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.537; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.738; 4. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.752; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.758; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.804; 7. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner- 16.804; 8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.812; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.884; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.988; 12. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.144; 13. Ryan Bernal, 91X, Ferro-17.259; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.321; 15. Austin Smith, 36, Springstead-17.482; 16. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.518; 17. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.620; 18. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.638; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.713; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.866; 21. Cal Smith , 39, Cal-Sun-17.896.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas, 2. Spencer, 3. R.Gardner, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Bernal, 6. L.Williams, 7. Ballard. 2:52.21

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. Bender, 3. Roa, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. C.Williams, 6. Everhart, 7. Gansen. 2:49.99

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Swanson, 3. A.Williams, 4. Denome, 5. A.Smith, 6. C.Smith, 7. Gaunt. 2:52.63

  FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Brody Roa, 6. Richard VanderWeerd, 7. A.J. Bender, 8. Logan Williams, 9. Jesse Denome, 10. Corey Ballard, 11. Cal Smith, 12. Chris Gansen, 13. Austin Smith, 14. Ronnie Gardner, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Jace VanderWeerd, 17. Rickie Gaunt, 18. Tony Everhart, 19. Matt Mitchell, 20. Jake Swanson, 21. Nic Faas. NT

**Shipley flipped during first heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-22 Davis,
Laps 23-30 Pelkey.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Pelkey-372,
2-Davis-366,
3-Johnson-339,
4-Deskins-317,
5-Rossi-278,
6-Reinbold-245,
7-Mihocko-237,
8-St. James-220,
9-Aiuto-218,
10-Martin-217.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: May 25 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "Salute to Indy"


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 24, 2014
- Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "Salute to Indy"


  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Steve Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Nick Auito (#27 Auito), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Matt Lundy (#99 Lundy). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Colby Copeland, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Bruce St. James, 9. Michael Curtis, 10. Matt Rossi, 11. Andy Reinbold, 12. Matt Lundy, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 16. Mike Martin, 17. Shon Deskins, 18. Mike Colegrove, 19. Mike Bonneau, 20. Brian Hosford, 22. Dennis Giles, 22. Tom Ogle, 23. Josh Shipley. NT

**Shipley flipped during first heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-22 Davis,
Laps 23-30 Pelkey.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Pelkey-372,
2-Davis-366,
3-Johnson-339,
4-Deskins-317,
5-Rossi-278,
6-Reinbold-245,
7-Mihocko-237,
8-St. James-220,
9-Aiuto-218,
10-Martin-217.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: May 25 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "Salute to Indy"


May 22 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 21, 2014 - Terre Haute, Indiana - Terre Haute Action Track - 44th "Tony Hulman Classic"
Terre Haute, Indiana…….It was another night of historical importance on the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship tour at the Terre Haute Action Track as 47-year-old Dave Darland won his 50th career race with the series at the same place where he won his first. The man closing in on the all-time win record took his first victory in the 1993 “Tony Hulman Classic” and made it his second score in the legendary race on Wednesday night.

Kevin Thomas, Jr. started from the pole and beat Darland to the lead, jumping to the top as those two raced away from the rest of the field. Tracy Hines slowed the early pace as he slowed in turn-four with ten laps complete, just after the leaders had encountered traffic.

From there, Darland stalked Thomas as they opened up ground on the rest of the field. Darland got enough of a run on lap 17 to attempt a slide-job into turn-three, but he couldn’t get past the Cullman, Alabama driver. Shortly after, they entered traffic again, and this time Darland caught a break. As they completed lap 21, Thomas dropped low just as the slower car in front of him did the same, leaving the high side open for Darland to circle him with the lead.

After a quick yellow, Darland drove away from the field as Thomas tried to hold back Jon Stanbrough and Brady Bacon. Stanbrough tried to slide past Thomas for second, but he couldn’t complete the pass, which allowed Bacon to pounce for third.

Another late caution gave Thomas one last chance, and he tried a last-ditch effort into one on the restart that didn’t stick. Darland’s third win of the year in the Phillips Motorsports – Racer’s Advantage Store #71P DRC/Foxco puts him just two behind all-time wins leader Tom Bigelow.

“It’s exciting to get to 50, especially here at such a historical place. I’ve had some great memories here, and winning here 21 years after my first is pretty unbelievable. I gave him a little bit of a slider a couple times just to show him I was there and try to force a mistake. It was unfortunate for him to pick the wrong spot with the lapped car, but it gave me the cushion and took advantage of it. My Phillips team gave me a great car to put ourselves in that position, because we were probably about the same speed and it was gonna be tough to get him,” Darland said.

Thomas enjoyed a strong night with his first podium finish of the season as he now drives the Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire #11x Maxim/Claxton.

“That one really hurt. I love this place, especially the way it was tonight. You kinda get into a rhythm there, and then you mess up in traffic and it’s over. I guess it’s another case of the young guy getting out-smarted by Dave Darland. I had been cruising and not feeling any pressure until I saw him looking under me, wanting to make sure I didn’t kill the tires. As soon as you see the black 71, you get your elbows up as high as you can get them. It’s nice to get back on track and run second, especially to him,” Thomas said.

Bacon made a run at Thomas for second in the closing lap but had to settle for third in the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Stanton Mopar, and he put his name on the all-time Track Record around the storied half-mile after circling in 19.225 seconds.

“The Hoffmans like track records, but they like wins more. Tonight got pretty good in the feature, but it was still so fast around the top that it made passing difficult. It’s cool to have this track record, and hopefully it stays for a while. We have a lot of momentum right now, so we’ll try to take that to Pennsylvania and get a couple wins,” Bacon said.

Stanbrough came home fourth in the Michael Dutcher Motorsports – MP Environmental Services #37RW Maxim/Fisher, and Chase Stockon rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.225; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-19.462; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-19.481; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-19.522; 5. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-19.589; 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11x, Walker-19.606; 7. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-19.685; 8. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-19.718; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-19.787; 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-19.791; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-19.800; 12. Carson Short, 21, Short-19.817; 13. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-19.891; 14. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-19.936; 15. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-19.962; 16. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.057; 17. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-20.204; 18. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.220; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-20.242; 20. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-20.291; 21. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-20.352; 22. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT; 23. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Bacon, 3. Coons, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Leary, 6. Ballou, 7. Farney. 2:42.44

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Windom, 3. Stockon, 4. Grant, 5. Darland, 6. Mattox, 7. Gurley, 8. Wissmiller. 2:43.91

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Clauson, 3. Clayton, 4. Short, 5. Thomas, 6. Smith, 7. Andretti. 2:43.61

  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Daron Clayton, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Carson Short, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Brandon Mattox, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Mitch Wissmiller, 22. Mark Smith, 23. Jerry Coons Jr. NT


 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Thomas, Laps 22-30 Darland.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-526, 2-Darland-497, 3-Clauson-492, 4-Hines-476, 5-Stockon-468, 6-Stanbrough-455, 7-Grant-430, 8-Schuerenberg-402, 9-Windom-366, 10-Leary-309.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 3 - Bechtelsville, PA - Grandview Speedway - "Eastern Storm





May 20 2014
USAC Sprints Results and News
BACON LEADS SPRINTS TO TERRE HAUTE WEDNESDAY

from DICK JORDAN USAC

 The Hoffman Auto Racing family, whose patriarch Gus Hoffman was inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame Saturday, will be seeking its third "Tony Hulman Classic" victory Wednesday when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars visit the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

 It's the 44th running of the historic race and series point leader Brady Bacon will be the driver seeking Dynamics, Ind.'s third win. Rich Vogler won it in 1989 and Jerry Coons Jr. in 2010.

 Dynamics, Inc. leads all USAC Sprint car owners in terms of career feature wins, with Bacon recording their 83rd win in February in Ocala, Fla. The team history of victory dates back to Jim Hemmings' victory at Salem, Ind. in 1961.
 
 Wednesday night's race finds Bacon holding a seven-point lead over Bryan Clauson, who will also seek his first "Tony Hulman Classic" victory. Dave Darland, the 1993 winner, is currently third in the standings.

 Bacon should be among pre-race favorites, due to the fact that he finished second behind Coons in last year's 30-lapper.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-459;
2-Bryan Clauson-452;
3-Dave Darland-431;
4-Tracy Hines-425;
5-Justin Grant-412;
6-Chase Stockon-409;
7-Jon Stanbrough-396;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-367;
9-Chris Windom-314;
10-C.J. Leary-274.



USAC/CRA SPRINT "SALUTE TO INDY" SATURDAT AT PERRIS

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 
 Saturday night's "Salute to Indy" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway is the fourth AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at the half-mile dirt track this year.

 Series point leader Damion Gardner has a 39-point lead over Nic Faas and Gardner has won two of this year's races at the PAS. Faas won at Perris last November.

 Mike Spencer, third in the latest series standings, trails Gardner by three wins in the all-time Perris USAC/CRA winners' list.

 A 40-lap feature is on tap and the evening will be "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000," benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The first 200 race fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-354,
2-Nic Faas-315,
3-Mike Spencer-228,
4-Matt Mitchell-216,
5-Jake Swanson-208,
6-Cory Kruseman-206,
7-Brody Roa-192,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-157.
9-Cody Williams-157,
10-Gary Taylor-143.

Next WEST COAST SPRINTS AT TULARE MAY 31;



BERNAL SWEEPS WATSONVILLE & TULARE WEST COAST SPRINTS
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The USAC West Coast Sprint cars resume May 31 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. and Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues to lead the standings, 38 points ahead of Jace Vander Weerd. Niemela scored second and third-place finishes in last weekend's races, while Vander Weerd was fifth and seventh.

 Defending USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won the Friday and Saturday night 30-lappers at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. (Fri) and Thunderbowl Raceway (Sat.). He passed Austin Liggett on lap 14 at Watsonville and led the rest of the way in Mike Phulps' Core Power/Metal Works ART/S&S. West Coast Sprint Car point leader Markus Niemela took second ahead of Liggett, Nic Faas and D.J. Johnson. Troy Rutherford led the first 10 laps before yielding to Liggett.

 Bernal passed Nic Faas on lap 24 at Tulare Saturday and led the rest of the way to beat Danny Faria Jr., Niemela, Matt Mitchell and Jace Vander Weerd. Bud Kaeding led the first 21 laps and Faas led two. Bernal now has a 66-point Western Classic point lead as the two races awarded points toward both the West Coast and Western Classic titles.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-355,
2-Jace Vander Weerd-317,
3-Matt Mitchell-300,
4-Troy Rutherford-289,
5-Danny Faria Jr.-283,
6-Nic Faas-281,
7-Austin Liggett-237,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-233,
9-Dennis Howell-230,
10-Landon Hurst-215.

 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-268,
2-Matt Mitchell-202,
3-Nic Faas-201,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-186,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-180,
6-D.J. Johnson-173,
7-Marty Hawkins-165,
8-Landon Hurst-147,
9-Geoff Ensign-130,
10-Markus Niemela-128.

 

CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK'S SOUTHWEST "SALUTE TO INDY" THIS WEEKEND
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Four drivers are separated by just 33 points entering this weekend's "Salute to Indy" USAC Southwest Sprint races Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Races are slated both Saturday and Sunday night at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

 Charles Davis Jr. sits five points ahead of Josh Pelkey, with Shon Deskins 18 behind the lead and R.J. Johnson 33 back.

 Five series points races have been held so far this year and all five were won by the four point leaders. Davis has two wins. While Pelkey, Deskins and Johnson have one each.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-Charles Davis Jr.-310,
2-Josh Pelkey-305,
3-Shon Deskins-292,
4-R.J. Johnson-277,
5-Matt Rossi-241,
6-Andy Reinbold-210,
7-Josh Shipley-192,
8-Mike Martin-188,
9-Mke Colegrove-187,
10-Tye Mihocko-187.




May 18 late 2014
USAC WEST COAST/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 17
- Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.543;
2. R Vand Weerd, 10, Vand Weerd-15.550;
3. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.670;
4. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.678;
5. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.733;
6. Kyle Hirst, 51T, Roth-15.15.755;
7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.792;
8. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-15.954;
9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.976;
10. C Copeland, 74, Williams-15.16.094;
11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.145;
12. J Vand Weerd, 88, Vand Weerd-16.182;
13. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-16.229;
14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.236;
15. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-16.236;
16. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.270;
17. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.321;
18. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.382;
19. Michael Faccinto, 81S, Watt-16.391;
20. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-16.541;
21. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.697;
22. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.735;
23. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.851;
24. Johnny White, 51, Carlile-16.892;
25. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.900;
26. Garrett Long, 38, Long-17.082;
27. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.233;
28. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-19.042.

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Stone,
3. Liggett, 4. Rutherford,
5. Mitchell, 6. Ennis,
7. Long. NT

 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Hirst,
3. Copeland, 4. Smith,
5. Hawkins, 6. Day,
7. Barnes. NT

 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kaeding, 2. Faria,
3. Hurst, 4. Faccinto,
5. Hall, 6. White,
7. Sibley. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Howell, 2. Johnson,
3. Faas, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Niemela, 6. Carter,
7. Bothelo. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Niemela,
3. Hall, 4. Hawkins,
5. Sibley, 6. Ennis,
7. Day, 8. White,
9. Barnes, 10. Carter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Danny Faria Jr.,
3. Markus Niemela, 4. Matt Mitchell,
5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Marty Hawkins,
7. Austin Liggett, 8. D.J. Johnson,
9. Austin Stone, 10. Bud Kaeding,
11. Chris Ennis, 12. Troy Rutherford,
13. Dennis Howell, 14. Kyle Hirst,
15. Richard Vander Weerd, 16. Nic Faas,
17. Scott Hall, 18. T.J. Smith,
19. Jeff Sibley, 20. Landon Hurst,
21. Michael Faccinto, 22. Colby Copeland. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-21 Kaeding,
Laps 22-23 Faas,
Laps 24-30 Bernal.

 NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:
1-Niemela-355,
2-J.Vander Weerd-317,
3-Mitchell-300,
4-Rutherford-289,
5-Faria-283,
6-Faas-281,
7-Liggett-237,
8-R.Vander Weerd-233,
9-Howell-230,
10-Hurst-215.

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal-268,
2-Mitchell-202,
3-Faas-201,
4-J.Vander Weerd-186,
5-R.Vander Weerd-180,
6-Johnson-173,
7-Hawkins-165,
8-Hurst-147,
9-Geoff Ensign-130,
10-Niemela-128.

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: May 31 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway
 NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: August 2 - Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway -  "Billet Cup"


May 18 2014
44TH "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" SET WEDNESDAY AT TERRE HAUTE
from DICK JORDAN
 One of America's most revered short track races - the "Tony Hulman Classic" - will be renewed next Wednesday night at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car spectacular continues a tradition begun in 1971 at the half-mile oval.

  George Snider won the debut and Jerry Coons Jr. is the defending champion but in between there have been memories to last a lifetime.

 In addition to Coons, former race winners expected to compete Wednesday will be 2011 winner Chris Windom, 2002 and 2007 winner Jon Stanbrough, 2006 winner Daron Clayton, 2001 winner Tracy Hines and 1993 winner Dave Darland.

 Coons is one of nine drivers with more than one victory in the race and, like Stanbrough, hopes to join Levi Jones (2005-08-09) and Cary Faas (1992-94-98) as the only three-time winners.

  Coons could also become only the third driver to win the race back-to-back. Steve Butler won in 1987 and 1988 and Jones did it in 2008-09.

 Brady Bacon, seeking his initial "Tony Hulman Classic" win, leads the 2014 standings by seven points over Bryan Clauson, also seeking his first "Hulman" trophy. Darland stands third in the points, 21 behind Clauson.

  At age 41 last year, Coons was not the oldest winner. Terry Pletch won in 1999 at age 52 after starting 21st! Windom became the youngest winner at age 20 in 2011.

 Darland, who is chasing Tom Bigelow's all-time record USAC Sprint Car feature record of 52, has the most "Hulman" starts - 20. He has 49 career series wins, while Hines, also chasing the all-time win record, has 46. Darland is also the only driver to win more than one race so far in 2014. Seven different drivers have won in the first eight races of this year!

 The last time a race rookie won the "Tony Hulman Classic" was J.J. Yeley in 1997!

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-459;
2-Bryan Clauson-452;
3-Dave Darland-431;
4-Tracy Hines-425;
5-Justin Grant-412;
6-Chase Stockon-409;
7-Jon Stanbrough-396;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-367;
9-Chris Windom-314;
10-C.J. Leary-274.

May 18 early2014
USAC WEST COAST/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 16,
- Watsonville, California - Ocean Speedway


 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-12.979;
2. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-13.015;
3. R Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.107;
4. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.023;
5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-13.031;
6. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.043;
7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-13.078;
8. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-13.156;
9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.169;
10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.178;
11. Michael Pickens, 81S, Watt-13.191;
12. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.238;
13. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-13.273;
14. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-13.306;
15. J Vander Weerd, 88,Vander Weerd-13.350;
16. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-13.566;
17. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-13.566;
18. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-13.582;
19. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-13.586,
20. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.681;
21. Scotty Dupont, 3X, Dupont-14.017;
22. Scott Clough, 60, Clough-15.779;
23. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-NT;
24. Richard Mitchell, 66, Mitchell-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. M.Mitchell, 2. Faria,
3. Bernal, 4. Niemela,
5. Kaeding, 6. Hall,
7. Barnes. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Copeland, 2. Rutherford,
3. Howell, 4. Faas,
5. Sibley, 6. Schmid,
7. Pickens, 8. R.Mitchell. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hawkins, 2. J.Vander Weerd,
3. Hurst, 4. Liggett,
5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Johnson,
7. Dupont, 8. Clough. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Markus Niemela,
3. Austin Liggett, 4. Nic Faas,
5. D.J. Johnson, 6. Matt Mitchell,
7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Dennis Howell,
9. Troy Rutherford, 10. Landon Hurst,
11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Kevin Barnes,
13. Scott Clough, 14. Michael Pickens,
15. Danny Faria Jr., 16. Rich Vander Weerd,
17. Marty Hawkins, 18. Scott Hall,
19. Scotty Dupont, 20. Bud Kaeding,
21. Colby Copeland, 22. Richard Mitchell,
23. Trevor Schmid. NT

**Ennis flipped during qualifications.
 Schmid and Pickens flipped during the second heat.
R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps
1-10 Rutherford,
Laps 11-13 Liggett,
Laps 14-30 Bernal.

 NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:
1-Niemela-295,
2-J.Vander Weerd-264,
3-Rutherford-255,
4-Faas-254,
5-Mitchell-243,
6-Faria-215,
7-R.Vander Weerd-197,
8-Hurst-196,
9-Howell-195,
10-Liggett-189.

 NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal-194,
2-Faas-174,
3-M.Mitchell-145,
4-R.Vander Weerd-144,
5-J.Vander Weerd-133,
6-Geoff Ensign-130,
7-Hurst-128,
8-Johnson127,
9-Hawkins-119,
10-Schmid-118.

 NEXT WEST COAST/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE:
May 17 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway - "Chris & Brian Faira Memorial"


May 13 2014
ALL USAC CRA, WESTERN CLASSIC & WEST COAST SPRINT RACERS NEED TO READ THIS.
From Chris Kearns- USAC
I figured it was easier to just explain all this myself, instead of putting it in a press release. We are going to be going to several race tracks coming up very shortly, that have very strict noise restrictions.

May 16th at Ocean is the strictest track. John Prentice had a long, expensive lawsuit because of noise at the track. Ocean Speedway now must be at 90 decibels @ 100 feet. That is 5 decibels quieter than last year. ALL cars at Ocean Speedway are now running the Flowmaster Suitcase part# 53545-10. If you run the Flowmaster Suitcase you have nothing to worry about. John tested several mufflers and that was the only muffler that meets the noise ordinance. If you show up with a different muffler and are over 90 decibels, you will not be allowed to compete. There is no judgment call here. The state of California will be at the track checking decibels. If you have a question about this PLEASE call me. Do not question it on the Internet. Remember, just because you met the sound requirement last year at Ocean Speedway, does not mean you will meet it this year. It is now 5 decibels quieter.

We will also be going to Petaluma Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway this year. Both tracks also have VERY strict noise restrictions. Both tracks basically have the same philosophy. If you show up with the Flowmaster Suitcase, based on experience and testing, they already know your car will be quiet enough. If you show up with a different muffler, you will be under the microscope and be checked by the decibel meter each time you are on the track. If you do not meet the sound requirement, you will be disqualified.

You guys can get upset if you want, but we are backed in a corner and there isn't much we can do about it. This isn't going to go away. It will only get more strict. The Lawsuit at Ocean Speedway has set the bar for noise in California.

Kaeding Performance and BR Motorsports will both offer a discounted price to USAC Members. Part number for the Flowmaster Suitcase will be 53545-USAC

Kaeding Performance
813 Cristich Ln, Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 371-3031

BR Motorsports
2216 E. Mineral King Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 739-1515


Ocean Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway approved muffler
Flowmaster Suitcase #53545-10


Basically the moral of this story is that if you have the Flowmaster Suitcase you will be legal. You may show up with whatever muffler you want, but it is at your own risk that you will or will not meet the sound requirements.

I can tell you this, because I am sure it is next question, I am talking to Flowmaster right now about being a sponsor of all 3 series next year. I will not make it a spec muffler without some type of financial benefit to the USAC racers in 2015. Unfortunately with California cracking down, and tracks going to the Flowmaster, we are kind of backed in a corner unless we really want to limit the tracks we can race at.

I will say that Extreme Muffler was the first contingency sponsor that Lance Jennings got for USAC in 2010 and they have stuck with us since and I appreciate that. Extreme Muffler gives the winner of Heat Race #1 at each CRA, Western Classic and West Coast Sprint Car race a $100 certificate. I am working with Flowmaster right now to finish out the year with us, as a contingency sponsor also!

Thank you,
Chris Kearns- USAC


CANYON HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL "SALUTE TO INDY" MAY 24-25;
DAVIS GRABS "MOTHER'S DAY" RACE AT QUEEN CREEK

  from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Next up for the USAC Southwest Sprint cars is the annual "Salute to Indy" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. May 24-25.

 Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. will take a five-point lead over Josh Pelkey into the back-to-back Peoria events following his victory in last Saturday night's "Mother's Day" race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.

 Davis returned to the head of the all-time victory list for USAC drivers in Arizona with his 13th feature win Saturday night at Queen Creek. Driving the RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott, he passed Andy Reinbold on lap 26 and led the final five laps to beat Reinbold, Josh Pelkey, R.J. Johnson and Matt Rossi to win.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-310,
2-Josh Pelkey-305,
3-Shon Deskins-292,
4-R.J. Johnson-277,
5-Matt Rossi-241,
6-Andy Reinbold-210,
7-Josh Shipley-192,
8-Mike Martin-188,
9-Michael Colegrove-187,
10-Tye Mihocko-187.

"SALUTE TO INDY" AT THE PAS MAY 24;
GARDNER EXTENDS CRA LEAD WITH VENTUREA WIN

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Perris Auto Speedway's annual "Salute to Indy" unfolds May 24 at the southern California oval. The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race will give Damion Gardner another chance to extend his series point lead which stands at 39 points over Nic Faas.

 Gardner, of Concord, Calif. led all 30 laps of Saturday's All Coast Challenge "Fred Thomson Tribute Race" at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. Driving his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, he was trailed by Nic Faas, fast qualifier Jake Swanson, Ryan Bernal and Cory Kruseman.

 Two victories already this year at Perris have Gardner leading the all-time list with 28 win to Mike Spencer's 25. The most recent Perris winner was Richard Vander Weerd, who currently stands eighth in the points.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-354,
2-Nic Faas-315,
3-Mike Spencer-228,
4-Matt Mitchell-216,
5-Jake Swanson-208,
6-Cory Kruseman-206,
7-Brody Roa-192,
8-Richard Vander Weerd-157.
9-Cody Williams-157,
10-Gary Taylor-143.

OCEAN, THUNDERBOWL WELCOME WEST COAST, CLASSIC SPRINTS
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Markus Niemela and Geoff Ensign will try to protect respective USAC Sprint  Car point leads this weekend when the West Coast and Western Classic series combine for back-to-back races in California.

 Ocean Speedway in Watsonville hosts Friday's race while the Saturday venue is Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

 Niemela, the driver from Finland, has a 12-point lead over Jace Vander Weerd in the West Coast standings after four top-10s in four starts so far this year. His best outing produced a third at Bakersfield Speedway.

 Ensign sits five points ahead of defending Western Classic king Ryan Bernal after a pair of second-place finishes at Calistoga Speedway.



May 11 2014
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 10
 - Ventura, California - Ventura Raceway -
All Coast Challenge "Fred Thomson Tribute Race"

from USAC
      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.089;
2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-12.247;
3. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.269;
4. Markus Niemela, 73X, Ford-12.293;
5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-12.365;
6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.380;
7. Ryan Bernal, 73F, Ford-12.436;
8. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-12.440;
9. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-12.476;
10. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.491;
11. J Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.500;
12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-12.560;
13. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-12.654;
14. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-12.786;
15. Matt Michell, 37, Mitchell-12.803;
16. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-12.845;
17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-12.855;
18. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-12.883;
19. Brian Camarillo, 51, Smith-12.905;
20. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-12.937;
21. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-12.970;
22. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-13.047;
23. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-13.062;
24. R Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.065;
25. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.067;
26. Brandon Thomson, 19F, Thomson-13.104;
27. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.243;
28. Wally Pankratz, 2X, Swann-13.478;
29. Ron Bach, 49, Bach-13.614;
30. Hobie Conway, 2K, Kruseman-NT;
31. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT;
32. Charlie Butcher, 96, Butcher-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kruseman, 2. J.Swanson, 3. L.Williams,
4. Gaunt, 5. Roa, 6. Bender, 7. DeBlauw,
8. Bach. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Hendrix, 3. Faas,
4. D.Gansen, 5. Ercse, 6. Thomson,
7. C.Williams, 8. Conway. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Camarillo, 2.J.Vander Weerd, 3. Mitchell,
 4. Bernal, 5. Majors, 6. C.Gansen,
7. C.Swanson. NT

  FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. A.Williams, 3. Smith,
4. Pankratz, 5. Ballard, 6. Niemela,
7. Henry. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. C.Williams, 2. Henry, 3. Niemela,
4. Roa, 5. DeBlauw, 6. C.Gansen,
7. Thomson, 8. Ballard, 9. Ercse,
10. Majors, 11. Bender, 12. Conway. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Nic Faas,
3. Jake Swanson, 4. Ryan Bernal,
5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Rickie Gaunt,
7. Johnathon Henry, 8. Brody Roa,
9. Jace Vander Weerd, 10. Brian Camarillo,
11. Kyle Smith, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 1
3. Chris Gansen, 14. Don Gansen,
15. Austin Williams, 16. Rick Hendrix,
17. Austin DeBlauw, 18. Markus Niemela,
19. Wally Pankratz, 20. Cody Williams,
21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Logan Williams. NT


**C.Swanson flipped during the third heat.
Niemela flipped during fourth heat.
Pankratz flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-3 Mitchell,
Laps 4-30 D. Gardner

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-354,
2-Faas-315,
3-Mike Spencer-228,
4-Mitchell-216,
5-J.Swanson-208,
6-Kruseman-206,
7-Roa-192,
8-R.Vander Weerd-157.
9-C.Williams-157,
10-Gary Taylor-143.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:May 24, 2014 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Salute to Indy"



USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 10
 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway - "Mother's Day Race"

 from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Bob Ream Jr. (#22 Weber), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

 
      SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

  ALSO AT TRACK: Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto)

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Andy Reinbold,
3. Josh Pelkey, 4. R.J. Johnson,
5. Matt Rossi, 6. Shon Deskins,
7. Brian Hosford, 8. Tye Mihocko,
9. Bob Ream Jr., 10. Mike Martin,
11. Mike Colegrove, 12. Tom Ogle,
13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Mike Bonneau,
15. Bruce St. James, 16. Michael Curtis,
17. Dennis Giles, 18. Mark Morin,
19. Stevie Sussex, 20. Chris Bonneau,
21. Josh Shipley. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-25 Reinbold,
Laps 26-30 Davis.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Davis-305,
2-Pelkey-305,
3-Deskins-290
4-Johnson-271,
5-Rossi-241,
6-Reinbold-209,
7-Shipley-192,
8-Martin-188,
9-Colegrove-187,
10-Mihocko-187.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES:
May 24-25 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park



May 6 2014
"TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" ON TAP MAY 21;
DARLAND GETS #49 AT EAGLE
SCHUERENBERG TOPS AT THE JUNCTION

from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. Is the new point leader in the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship and will take a seven-point lead over defending champion Bryan Clauson into the May 21 "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

  Bacon was third in Friday's "Rumble in the Bullring" at Eagle, Neb. and second in Saturday's race at McCool Junction, Neb. as the series visited back-to-back Nebraska tracks last weekend.

 Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. earned his 49th series victory Friday at Eagle Raceway, leading the final 17 laps of the 30-lap race in his Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy. The win was his 100th in USAC competition, counting regional and National events.

 Justin Grant led nine laps before yielding to Darland, then finished second ahead of Bacon, Tracy Hines and Clauson, who led the first four laps.

 Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Mo. passed C.J. Leary on lap five and led the final 26 laps at Junction Motor Speedway Saturday in his Moses Motor Company/Ron Gorby's Howard Johnson Mach-1/Rider. Trailing runner-up Bacon were Hines, Darland and Clauson.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Brady Bacon-459;
2-Bryan Clauson-452;
3-Dave Darland-431;
4-Tracy Hines-425;
5-Justin Grant-412;
6-Chase Stockon-410;
7-Jon Stanbrough-396;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-367;
9-Chris Windom-314;
10-C.J. Leary-274.


VENTURA RACEWAY HOSTS CRA SATURDAY;
VANDER WEERD LANDS CRA #1 AT THE PAS

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Spectacular Ventura (Calif.) Raceway, a staple for USAC participants for over a quarter-century, hosts the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars this Saturday. Defending series champion Damion Gardner enters the race 39 points ahead of Nic Faas in the latest standings.

 Gardner's three-race series unbeaten winning streak ended Saturday at Perris (Calif.), although he made a spirited bid for the win. Gardner ended up underneath a flipping Matt Mitchell on lap three but restarted at the back and came on to take second behind eventual race winner Richard Vander Weerd.

 Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., earned his first career AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint feature victory at Perris. He piloted the Vander Weerd Constrcution/Stony Gate Development entry to the lead on lap 21 and paced the final 10 circuits to beat Gardner, Greg Alexander, Faas and Mike Spencer.

 Cody Williams led three laps and Austin Williams led 17 before yielding to Vander Weerd.

 Ventura's own Cory Kruseman, sixth in the latest series points, won the last USAC/CRA Sprint race at the track, four years ago.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-286,
2-Nic Faas-247,
3-Mike Spencer-228,
4-Matt Mitchell-195,
5-Brody Roa-152,
6-Cory Kruseman-150,
7-Gary Taylor-143,
8-Jake Swanson-141,
9-Cody Williams-139,
10-Richard Vander Weerd-120.


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS HEAD FOR QUEEN CREEK
PRESCOTT VALLEY YIELDS #1 FOR DESKINS

  from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. is the new leader in USAC's Southwest Sprint Car Series, which continues this Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He has a six-point lead over Shon Deskins, who posted his initial USAC feature victory in last Saturday's 30-lapper at Prescott Valley Raceway in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

 Deskins, of Phoenix, Ariz.. led all 30-laps at Prescott Valley, which was hosting its initial USAC race. Deskins piloted his Performance Plus/Ellis Race Cars entry to beat Charles Davis Jr., Pelkey, Mike Colegrove and Chris Bonneau.

 Deskins was third at Queen Creek in April, while Pelkey was second. That race was won by R.J. Johnson, who is now fourth in the series standings.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-Josh Pelkey-245,
2-Shon Deskins-239,
3-Charles Davis Jr.-237,
4-R.J. Johnson-212,
5-Matt Rossi-188,
6-Josh Shipley-175,
7-Nick Aiuto-159,
8-Mike Colegrove-151,
9-Mike Martin-148,
10-Bruce St. James-148.



May 4 2014
MSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 3
- Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway

  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.693;
2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.703;
3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-
16.865;
4. Jake Swanson, Sertich-16.912,
5. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.916;
6. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.946;
7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.020;
8. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.102;
9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.124;
10. J Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.132;
11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.169;
12. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.214;
13. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.270;
14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.296;
15. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.384;
16. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.419;
17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.689;
18. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.759;
19. Ryan Bernal, 91X, Ferro-17.822;
20. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-17.825;
21. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-17.837;
22. Kenny Perkins, 0K, Perkins-17.840;
23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.935;
24. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.075;
25. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.249;
26. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.300;
27. Jack Hawley, 81, Watt-18.447;
28. Gary Potter, 6P, Potter-18.794;
29. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-NT;
30. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen- NT

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Roa,
3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. C.Swanson,
5. L.Williams, 6. Ellertson,
7. D.Gansen, 8. Hurst. 2:53.82

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bender, 2. Faas,
3. A. Williams, 4. Perkins,
5. J. Vander Weerd, 6. Sweeney,
7. Everhart, 8. C. Gansen. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Spencer, 2. Mitchell,
3. C.Williams, 4. Wilson,
5. Smith, 6. Hawley,
7. Bernal. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kruseman, 2. J.Swanson,
3. Alexander, 4. Ercse,
5. Denome, 6. Potter,
7. Gaunt. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. L.Williams, 2. Sweeney,
3. Hurst, 4. C.Gansen,
5. Everhart, 6. Ellertson,
7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Smith,
9. D. Gansen, 10. Potter. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Damion Gardner,
3. Greg Alexander, 4. Nic Faas,
5. Mike Spencer, 6. Cory Kruseman,
7. Brody Roa, 8. Jake Swanson,
9. Cody Williams, 10. Logan Williams,
11. Cody Swanson, 12. Matt Mitchell,
13. Seth Wilson, 14. Verne Sweeney,
15. Jeremy Ellertson, 16. J.J. Ercse,
17. Austin Williams, 18. Landon Hurst,
19. A.J. Bender, 20. Chris Gansen,
21. Tony Everhart, 22. Kenny Perkins. NT

**Gaunt flipped during the fourth heat.
Mitchell flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-3 C.Williams, Laps
4-20 A.Willliams,
Laps 21-30 R.Vander Weerd.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Garder-286,
2-Faas-247,
3-Spencer-228,
4-Mitchell-195,
5-Roa-152,
6-Kruseman-150,
7-Gary Taylor-143,
8-J.Swanson-141,
9-C.Williams-139,
10-R.Vander Weerd-120.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:May 10, 2014 - Ventura (CA) Raceway - "Fred Thomson Tribute Race"


USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 3
- Prescott Valley, Arizona - Prescott Valley Raceway

    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Josh Pekley (#12 Allen),
3. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
5. Mike Visser (#16V Visser),
6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin),
7. R.J. Johnson (#77M Johnson). NT

 
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
2. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex),
3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
3. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Shon Deskins, 2. Charles Davis Jr.,
3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Mike Colegrove,
5. Chris Bonneau, 6. Josh Shipley,
7. Matt Rossi, 8. Mike Bonneau,
9. Stevie Sussex, 10. Brian Hosford,
11. Nick Aiuto, 12. Mike Martin,
13. Andy Reinbold, 14. B St. James,
15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Tom Lee,
17. Mark Morin, 18. Michael Curtis,
19. Mike Visser, 20. R.J. Johnson. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Deskins.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Pelkey-245,
2-Deskins-239,
3-Davis-237,
4-Johnson-212,
5-Rossi-188,
6-Shipley-175,
7-Aiuto-159,
8-Colegrove-151,
9-Martin-148,
10-St. James-148.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 10 - Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedwa




May 3 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 2
- Eagle, Nebraska - Eagle Raceway - "Rumble in the Bullring"


Darland wins again          photo from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.642;
2. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-13.756;
3. Chase Stockon, 32/TBI-13.769;
4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.774;
5. BMellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-13.906;
6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.938;
7. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.963;
8. H Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuer/Nolen-14.000;
9. Jon Stanbrough, 37, Dutcher-14.003;
10. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.023;
11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.089;
12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.138;
13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.362;
14. Dylan Kadous, 11x, RHR-14.714;
15. Tony Rost, 99, Rost-14.717;
16. Cody Brewer, 96, Brewer-15.158;
17. Alex Schriever, 0, Davis-15.166;
18. Brandon Stevenson, 0x, Stevenson-15.183;
19. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Leary, 2. Grant,
3. Darland, 4. Hines,
5. Andretti, 6. Brewer.
1:48.77

 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Schuerenberg,
3. Cockrum, 4. Kadous,
5. Mellenberndt, 6. Schriever.
 NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Bacon,
3. Clauson, 4. Stockon,
5. Rost, 6. Stevenson.
1:50.37

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland,                2. Justin Grant,
3. Brady Bacon,                  4. Tracy Hines,
5. Bryan Clauson,              6. Jon Stanbrough,
7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Chris Windom,
9. Shane Cockrum,           10. Chase Stockon,
11. Jarett Andretti,          12. Bret Mellenberndt,
13. Tony Rost,                   14. C.J. Leary,
15. Cody Brewer,             16. Dylan Kadous,
17. Brandon Stevenson, 18. Alex Schriever,
19. Nathan Moore. NT

**Brewer flipped on lap 14 of the Feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-4 Clauson,
Laps 5-13 Grant,
Laps 14-30 Darland.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson-398;
2-Bacon-390;
3-Grant-376;
4-Darland-372;
5-Stockon-367;
6-Hines-361;
7-Stanbrough-342;
8-Schuerenberg-300;
9-Windom-264;
10-Leary-229.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 3 - McCool Junction, NE - Junction Motor Speedway
April 2014
April 29 2014
NEBRASKA USAC SPRINT RACES AT EAGLE, McCOOL JUNCTION
HINES, CLAYTON SCORE; HINES REACHES 1,000 PLATEAU!

 from Dick Jordan
The Cornhusker State welcomes USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series this weekend, with back-to-back races Friday and Saturday night at Eagle and McCool Junction.

 Friday's "Rumble in the Bullring" is at the one-third mile dirt Eagle Raceway, while Saturday's race at Junction Motor Speedway marks the series' debut at that 3/8-mile dirt oval.

  Series point leader and defending champion Bryan Clauson won the 2012 race at Eagle, which marked the inaugural Nebraska appearance of the series.

 Clauson holds a 14-point lead over Brady Bacon after two races last weekend where Clauson scored a second and a seventh and Bacon was second and 14th.

 Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind., sixth in the current standings, recorded his 46th series victory at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway Friday night. That tied Jack Hewitt as the third-winningest driver in series history. He piloted the Carolina Nut Company/Hansen's Welding DRC/Stanton Chevy to a spectacular win, using the low groove to pass Shane Cottle on lap 25 and lead the final six laps. Clauson was second ahead of Scotty Weir, Cottle and Chris Windom. Clauson led the first lap, Cottle led 16 laps and Bacon led seven.

 Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Mo. led all 30 laps in a dominating performance Saturday to take the "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., a race co-sanctioned by MSCS. He piloted the Majestic Electric/Creative Finishing Mach-1/J & D in beating Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Hunter Schuerenberg and Brady Short.

 Hines celebrated his 1,000th USAC National start at Haubstadt, matching the feat achieved earlier this year by Dave Darland.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Bryan Clauson-343; 2-Brady Bacon-329; 3-Chase Stockon-324; 4-Justin Grant-312; 5-Dave Darland-303; 6-Tracy Hines-299; 7-Jon Stanbrough-289; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-251; 9-Chris Windom-217; 10-C.J. Leary-196.

PRESCOTT VALLEY WELCOMES SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY
DAVIS' 12TH ARIZONA WIN COMES IN "CANYON CLASH"
from DICK JORDAN
 The USAC Southwest Sprint cars make their debut appearance at the one-third mile dirt Prescott Valley Speedway in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Saturday.

  R.J. Johnson enters the race 16 points ahead of Josh Pelkey in the standings but he'll keep an eye on fourth-ranking Charles Davis Jr. as they battle for the all-time lead in USAC Arizona victories.

 Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz. tied Johnson and Bryan Clauson as the winningest USAC drivers in Arizona history all-time with his 12th career Arizona USAC win Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Davis passed Johnson on the 26th lap and led the last five circuits in his RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott to win the 4th Annual "Canyon Clash." Johnson took second ahead of Matt Rossi, Andy Reinbold and Stevie Sussex. Johnson led 19 of the feature laps and Davis the other 11.

 Shon Deskins sits third in the current Southwest standings, 28 points behind Johnson.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-196, 2-Josh Pelkey-180, 3-Shon Deskins-168, 4-Charles Davis Jr.-160, 5-Josh Shipley-124, 6-Nick Aiuto-121, 7-Bruce St. James-119, 8-Matt Rossi-118, 9-Mike Martin-116, 10-Andy Reinbold-112.

USAC CRA POINTS BATTLE HEATS UP SATURDAY AT THE PAS

 from DICK JORDAN
 Few records have eluded Damion Gardner in his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint car career, but he could set another one Saturday when the series returns to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

  Nobody since the series debuted in 2004 has begun a series with four consecutive victories. Gardner is undefeated so far in 2014 and will try for his fourth straight win Saturday after winning twice at Perris and once at Peoria, Ariz.

 Gardner leads the all-time Perris USAC/CRA winners' list with 28, compared to Mike Spencer's 25. Spencer is third in the standings, 44 behind Gardner, who leads Nic Faas by 31.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-215, 2-Nic Faas-184, 3-Mike Spencer-171, 4-Matt Mitchell-159, 5-Gary Taylor-143, 6-R.J. Johnson-108, 7-Brody Roa-103, 8-Cory Kruseman-97, 9-Cody Williams-97, 10-Jake Swanson-92

WEST COAST, CLASSIC SPRINTS AT OCEAN, THUNDERBOWL IN MAY
RAIN CLAIMS RACES AT KINGS & THUNDERBOWL

 from Dick Jordan
  USAC's West Coast and Western Classic Sprint cars combine again May 16-17 for back-to-back races at Watsonville and Tulare, Calif. after rains forced two cancellations this past weekend.

 
 Last Friday's "Verne Brasel Classic" at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Saturday's race at Tulare fell victim to the elements.


 Markus Niemela of Finland leads the West Coast points, while Geoff Ensign sits atop the Classic points entering the May races at Watsonville's Ocean Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway at Tulare.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-227, 2-Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3-Troy Rutherford-212, 4-Nic Faas-193, 5-Matt Mitchell-190, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8-Landon Hurst-157, 9-Dennis Howell-148, 10-Austin Liggett-130.

 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Geoff Ensign-130, 2-Ryan Bernal-125, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4-Nic Faas-113, 5-Trevor Schmid-102, 6-Matt Mitchell-92, 7-Marty Hawkins-92, 8-Landon Hurst-89, 9-Jace Vander Weerd-84, 10-Terry Schank Jr.-84.


April 28 2014

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 26
- Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "4th Annual Canyon Clash"

from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Alex Pettas (#T164 Pettas),
3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles),
7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold),
3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
7. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex),
3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Matt Rossi, 4. Andy Reinbold,
5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Josh Shipley,
7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Mike Martin,
9. Mike Colegrove, 10. Mike Bonneau,
11. Nick Aiuto, 12. Shon Deskins,
13. Bruce St. James, 14. Brian Hosford,
15. Michael Curtis, 16. Dennis Giles,
17. Tom Lee, 18. Alex Pettas,
19. Mark Morin, 20. Tye Mihocko,
21. Chris Bonneau, 22. Tom Ogle. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-14 Johnson,
Laps 15-20 Davis,
Laps 21-25 Johnson,
Laps 26-30 Davis.

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-196,
2-Pelkey-180,
3-Deskins-168,
4-Davis-160,
5-Shipley-124,
6-Aiuto-121,
7-St. James-119,
8-Rossi-118,
9-Martin-114,
10-Reinbold-112.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 3 - Prescott Valley (AZ) Raceway



April 27 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 26
 Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - (co-sanctioned by MSCS)

from USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.365; 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.378; 3. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.472; 4. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.488; 5. Chase Stockon, 32/TBI-13.520; 6. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff/Short-13.571; 7. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-13.696; 8. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.732; 9. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.738; 10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.782; 11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.817; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-13.841; 13. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.930; 14. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.931; 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-13.942; 16. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Sterrett-14.010; 17. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-14.048; 18. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.128; 19. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.128; 20. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-14.145; 21. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.146; 22. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.210; 23. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-14.293; 24. Jeff Bland, Jr., 04, Burton-14.365; 25. Aric Gentry, 10, Gentry-14.595; 26. Nick Hale, 02, Hale-14.634; 27. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.777; 28. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-14.827; 29. James Lyerla, 11L, Lyerla-14.870; 30. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-15.146; 31. Charlie Belden, Jr., 76, Belden-15.448.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Hines,
3. Darland, 4. Clauson,
5. Meseraull, 6. Stockon,
7. Lyerla, 8. Gentry. 2:18.93

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. B.Short, 2. C.Short,
3. Schuerenberg, 4. Leary,
5. Jackson, 6. Windom,
7. Chambers, 8. Hale. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Stanbrough,
3. Clayton, 4. Cummins,
5. Thomas, 6. Mattox,
7. Moore, 8. Belden. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bland, 2. Grant,
3. Sterrett, 4. Cockrum,
5. Williams, 6. McIntyre,
7. Andretti. 2:19.60

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Andretti,
3. Meseraull, 4. Thomas,
5. Windom, 6. Mattox,
7. Jackson, 8. Williams,
9. Gentry, 10. Lyerla,
11. Hale, 12. Chambers,
13. Moore, 14. Belden. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Daron Clayton, 2. Brady Bacon,
3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Brady Short, 6. Justin Grant,
7. Bryan Clauson, 8. C.J. Leary,
9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Chase Stockon,
11. Carson Short, 12. Kyle Cummins,
13. Robert Ballou, 14. Tracy Hines,
15. Thomas Meseraull, 16. Bradley Sterrett, 17. Dave Darland, 18. Shane Cockrum,
19. Jeff Bland, Jr., 20. Brandon Mattox,
21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 22. Chris Windom. NT
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**C. Short flipped in Hot Laps. Hale flipped in the Semi-Feature.
 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Clayton.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson-343;
2-Bacon-329;
3-Stockon-324;
4-Grant-312;
5-Darland-303;
6-Hines-299;
7-Stanbrough-289;
8-Schuerenberg-251;
9-Windom-217;
10-Leary-196.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 2 - Eagle (NE) Raceway - "Rumble in the Bullring"


RAIN FORCES USAC TULARE WEST COAST SPRINT CANCELLATION
    Tulare, CA........Weather has forced the second consecutive cancellation of USAC West Coast/Western Classic Sprint racing in California. Saturday's race at the Thunderbowl Raceway was rained out after weather also forced cancellation of Friday's race at Hanford, Calif.



April 26 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS April 25- Gas City, Indiana - Gas City I-69 Speedway
from USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.934; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.075; 3. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.089; 4. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.170; 5. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.184; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI Racing-12.223; 7. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.224; 8. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.231; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.280; 10. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.321; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.326; 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.386; 13. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.397; 14. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.409; 15. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-12.432; 16. Todd Keen, 18k, Keen-12.450; 17. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.458; 18. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.460; 19. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.481; 20. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-12.485; 21. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.510; 22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.571; 23. Travis Welpott, 18T, Welpott-12.653; 24. Josh Spencer, 66j, Spencer-12.681; 25. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-12.701; 26. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.779; 27. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-12.785; 28. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-12.810; 29. Cole Ketcham, 41k, Ketchum-12.884; 30. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-12.914; 31. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-NT; 32. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Clauson, 3. Boespflug, 4. Farney, 5. Windom.  6. Gurley, 7. Ketchum, 8. Ballou. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Andretti, 3. Stockon,  4. Moore, 5. Grant, 6. Jarrett, 7. Thomas, 8. Meseraull. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Gabbard, 3. Coons, 4. Cottle, 5. Welpott, 6. Weir, 7. Hopkins, 8. Robbins. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Taylor, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Darland, 4. Spencer, 5. Hines, 6. Keen, 7. Simon.   

  SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Thomas,
2. Hines, 3. Weir, 4. Windom, 5. Grant, 6. Meseraull, 7. Welpott, 8. Ketchum, 9. Hopkins, 10. Gurley, 11. Robbins, 12. Simon, 13. Jarrett, 14. Cockrum, 15. Keen. NT


  Tracy Hines came out on top of a wild AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature on Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway
taking the lead late to register his 46th career win in the series.
That ties him with Jack Hewitt for third on the all-time list. 

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Tracy Hines,
2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Aaron Farney, 12. Justin Grant, 13. Jarrett Andretti, 14. Brady Bacon, 15. Chad Boespflug, 16. Jon Stanbrough, 17. Dalten Gabbard, 18. Josh Spencer, 19. Dave Darland, 20. Nathan Moore, 21. Gary Taylor, 22. Thomas Meseraull, 23. Shane Cockrum. NT

**Simon flipped during qualifying. Ballou flipped during the first heat. Jarrett flipped during the semi. Stanbrough flipped on lap 28 of the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Clauson,
Laps 2-7 Cottle,
Laps 8-14 Bacon,
Laps 15-24 Cottle,
Laps 25-30 Hines.

 

NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson-290,
2-Stockon-285,
3-Darland-278,
4-Hines-267,
5-Bacon-264,
6-Grant-257,
7-Stanbrough-224,
8-Windom-203,
9-Schuerenberg-189,
10-Coons-167.

 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
April 26 - Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway



April fri morning
HANFORD USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS WEATHERED OUT, TULARE STILL ON
    Hanford, CA........Inclement weather has forced cancellation of Friday night's USAC West Coast/Western Classic Sprint race at Kings Spweedway. Saturday's race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. is "still on" as planned.



April 25 2014
 7 USAC SPRINT CAR RACES TO AIR ON MAV TV


from Dick Jordan
MavTV “American Real” will air seven United States Auto Club National Sprint Car races in 2014 as a result of a new production partnership with Jackslash Media, well known for their coverage of non-winged racing throughout the midwest.

Taping begins with this Saturday night’s event at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. and continues with Indiana races at the Terre Haute Action Track, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Kokomo Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway, and concludes with races at Perris, Calif. and Peoria, Ariz.

"We are ecstatic to have our extreme racing product exposed to the motorsport centric audience of MavTV." said USAC race director Jason McCord. "Our AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship pits some of the most aggressive racers into battle each week throughout the U.S. It's a great opportunity to showcase our sport to the masses of MavTV's growing racing audience.

All shows will be produced by Jackslash Media, Inc., whose president Sean Buckley stated: “This just seemed to be the right fit for everybody. USAC has been the proving grounds for the best talent in non-wing racing and we know the tracks, owners, drivers, sponsors, and fans can all benefit from this. MAVTV has provided us a stage to showcase our favorite sport and we cannot thank them enough,” Buckley added.

The shows will begin airing in June and will include some of USAC’s most prestigious open-wheel events. Included in the lineup are the “Tony Hulman Classic” at Terre Haute, the spectacular “Sprint Car Smackdown” at Kokomo, the “Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway and the championship finale at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona.

For more information regarding these MavTV shows, please visit: www.usacracing.com, www.mavtv.com and www.jackslash.com.

2014 USAC National Sprint Car Television Dates
April 26 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Indiana
May 21 - Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, Indiana
July 4 - Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, Indiana
August 21-23 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana
September 27 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana
November 7 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, Ca.
November 14 - Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, Arizona


April 24 2014
USAC WEST COAST & CLASSIC SPRINTS AT KINGS & THUNDERBOWL
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 USAC's West Coast and Western Classic Sprint cars combine for this weekend's back-to-back races at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

 Friday's race at Hanford is the second of six slated this year at the 3/8-mile dirt track which hosted the West Coast Sprints in March. The race is the "Verne Brasel Classic."

 Jace Vander Weerd, currently second in the West Coast series standings, 12 behind Markus Niemela, won the March 29 Hanford race. Niemela was fourth.

 Saturday's race at Tulare is the second of five at the one-third dirt oval. Dennis Howell, ninth in the latest West Coast series standings, won at Tulare in March.

  Geoff Ensign currently sits atop the 2014 USAC Western Classic series, five points ahead of defending series champion Ryan Bernal. Ensign recorded a pair of second-place finishes at Calistoga, Calif. last month, while Bernal scored a victory and added a third-place.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-227,
2-Jace Vander Weerd-215,
3-Troy Rutherford-212,
4-Nic Faas-193,
5-Matt Mitchell-190,
6-Danny Faria Jr.-185,
7-Richard Vander Weerd-168,
8-Landon Hurst-157,
9-Dennis Howell-148,
10-Austin Liggett-130.

 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Geoff Ensign-130,
2-Ryan Bernal-125,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-115,
4-Nic Faas-113,
5-Trevor Schmid-102,
6-Matt Mitchell-92,
7-Marty Hawkins-92,
8-Landon Hurst-89,
9-Jace Vander Weerd-84,
10-Terry Schank Jr.-84.


PELKEY LEADS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO CANYON SATURDAY
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz., currently the leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series standings, will compete basically in his "back yard" this Saturday as the series returns with the "4th Annual Canyon Clash" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria.

 Pelkey started the campaign with a victory at Peoria, then added a runner-up finish behind R.J. Johnson at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He finds himself two points ahead of Johnson in the latest tally.

 Johnson, who took second in the March 29 opener, needs a victory Saturday to become USAC's winningest Arizona driver ever. He is currently tied with Bryan Clauson for that distinction, both with a dozen career Arizona wins. R.J.'s lone Arizona win this year so far, however, came in the USAC Western Midgets at Peoria in February.

 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.



April 23 2014
USAC SPRINTS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY, HAUBSTADT SATURDAY;
DARLAND TAKES "BRANSON-LARSON" & BREAKS USAC RECORD!

from Dick Jordan USAC
 Dave Darland leads the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to a pair of Indiana ovals this weekend, topping the 2014 series standings after his first National victory of the season. Friday night's race is at the Gas City I-69 Speedway, while Saturday's "Spring Showdown" race, co-sanctioned by MSCS, is at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

  Darland broke the all-time USAC record for consecutive years with at least one National victory in each of the last 22 years by taking Saturday night's "Don Branson-Jud Larson Classic" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. His win eclipsed the previous record he shared with A.J. Foyt and Mel Kenyon, each of whom also recorded USAC National feature wins in 21 consecutive years.

 Darland dueled with Chase Stockon, trading the lead back and forth before finally taking command on lap 12. He then paced the final 19 laps in his Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy. Stockon took second ahead of Tracy Hines, Jerry Coons Jr. and ProSource fast qualifier Brady Bacon. The win was the first at Eldora for Darland's car owners Steve and Carla Phillips, while it was Dave's 14th at Eldora in various series.

 The win was Darland's 48th in USAC National Sprint competition, leaving him just four short of Tom Bigelow's all-time leading total of 52.

 Hines, who has 45 career National Sprint wins, competed in his 998th USAC National feature event at Eldora, with his 1,000th now possibly targeted for Saturday night's event at Haubstadt. He would become only the second driver in USAC history to reach that lofty total, matching the achievement Darland reached earlier this year.

 Kevin Thomas Jr. won both Haubstadt races last year and one at Gas City. Jon Stanbrough also scored a Gas City win last year.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-254,
2-Chase Stockon-233,
3-Justin Grant-227,
4-Bryan Clauson-226,
5-Brady Bacon-225,
6-Tracy Hines-204,
7-Jon Stanbrough-195,
8-Robert Ballou-153,
9-Chris Windom-152,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-146.


April 20 2014
DARLAND EARNS USAC ELDORA SPRINT CAR WIN, 48TH ALL-TIME VICTORY


Dave Darland was joined on the podium by Chase Stockon and Tracy Hines.
                                                      Dave Darland was joined on the podium by Chase Stockon and Tracy Hines.
                                                                                                 from USAC

Rossburg, Ohio…….Dave Darland’s assault on the record books will be a year-long theme in 2014, and he visited victory lane for the first time in National competition on the season in the AMSOIL Sprint Car “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. For the Lincoln, Indiana native, it was the 48th Sprint Car score of his legendary career, and now the 22nd consecutive year he has won in USAC National competition. That streak breaks a tie with A.J. Foyt & Mel Kenyon for the all-time record.

Chase Stockon led the field to green and distanced himself from fellow front-row starter Dallas Hewitt until lap six, when Hewitt bounced through turn-three and flipped into turn-four. He was unhurt.

On the restart, Darland got a big run down the backstretch and slid up in front of Stockon, who bounced a little himself but was able to turn back down the banking and get enough speed to slide past Darland into turn-one. Just a few laps later, Jarett Andretti flipped through turns one and two, again bringing out the red. He was also uninjured.

This time, Stockon was better on the restart, but Darland stalked him until lap 12, when he slid low in turn-three just as Stockon bobbled. Darland had the lead and was able to hold off Stockon this time, taking command and racing away from the field.

Darland caught traffic in the waning laps but had no challenges from behind, putting his owners Steve & Carla Phillips in Eldora Speedway victory lane for the first time. Darland’s slide-job for the win was good for the “Weld Wheels Move of the Night,” winning by 2.414 seconds in the Racers Advantage Store – Frank Daigh #71P DRC/Foxco.

“I’m always excited to win at Eldora. I love it here. To win here, and to get the Phillipses a win here, that’s something to be proud of. I thought we were better than Chase, but I just needed the right opportunity to get him after he passed us back the first time. I wanted to make sure we didn’t get hung out and let Tracy by us, either. Once we got out front, I had in my mind that I got too comfortable a couple years back and Tracy got me on the last lap, so I was running hard all the way to the end,” Darland said.

Stockon held on for second, his best Eldora finish in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

“We really want to win here, and I thought we were really close tonight. I was getting higher and trying to run harder, and when we bounced through a hole down there and busted the right-front arm off of it. So, I guess we were pretty fortunate to be able to finish and get a second-place run,” Stockon said.

Tracy Hines wound up third in The Carolina Nut Company – Hansen’s Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy.

“We were solid all night. It’s good to get another podium finish with the Carolina Nut Company team,” Hines said.

Jerry Coons, Jr. finished fourth in the Edison Motorsports – Crume Evans Insurance #10E Spike/Chevy, and Brady Bacon finished fifth after capturing the ProSource “Fast Time Award” in the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Stanton Mopar.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 19, 2014 – Rossburg, Ohio – Eldora Speedway – “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic”

QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.069; 2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.278; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.331; 4. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-15.345; 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.347; 6. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.524; 7. Dallas Hewitt, 22, Simon-15.619; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.639; 9. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-15.664; 10. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.667; 11. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.711; 12. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.807; 13. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.822; 14. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-15.830; 15. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.880; 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.893; 17. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.981; 18. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-16.136; 19. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.137; 20. Daron Clayton, 3R, Rock Steady-16.260; 21. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-16.264; 22. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-16.308; 23. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.438; 24. Rob Chaney, 9x, SC-16.575; 25. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-16.649; 26. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.706; 27. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.722; 28. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.795; 29. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.000; 30. Huston Hewitt, 63H, Hewitt-17.898; 31. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andretti, 2. Windom, 3. Grant, 4. Coons, 5. Bacon, 6. McIntyre, 7. Miller, 8. H.Hewitt. 2:11.94

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Weir, 2. Clauson, 3. Rose, 4. Whited, 5. Farney, 6. Hastings, 7. Ballou. 2:12.93

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Swanson, 4. D.Hewitt, 5. Cockrum, 6. Jarrett, 7. Chaney. 2:11.01

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Clayton, 4. Stockon, 5. Leary, 6. Moore, 7. Cruea. 2:10.33

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Ballou, 3. Farney, 4. Leary, 5. Cockrum, 6. McIntyre, 7. Miller, 8. Jarrett, 9. Cruea, 10. Moore, 11. Hastings, 12. H.Hewitt, 13. Chaney. 3:21.18

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Robert Ballou, 10. Scotty Weir, 11. Hunter Schuerenberg, 12. Kody Swanson, 13. Chris Windom, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Daron Clayton, 16. Bill Rose, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Wes McIntyre, 19. Brandon Whited, 20. Aaron Farney, 21. Logan Jarrett, 22. Jarett Andretti, 23. Dallas Hewitt. NT

**D.Hewitt flipped on lap 6 of the feature. Andretti flipped on lap 10 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Stockon, Lap 6 Darland, Laps 7-11 Stockon, Laps 12-30 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-254, 2-Stockon-233, 3-Grant-227, 4-Clauson-226, 5-Bacon-225, 6-Hines-204, 7-Stanbrough-195, 8-Ballou-153, 9-Windom-152, 10-Schuerenberg-146.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 25 – Gas City, Indiana – Gas City I-69 Speedway



April 15 2014
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)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Pelkey,
3. Shon Deskins, 4. Charles Davis Jr.,
5. Matt Rossi, 6. Bruce St. James,
7. Nick Auito, 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. NY

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

 NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Pelkey-136,
2-Johnson-134,
3-Deskins-131,
4-Mihocko-93,
5-Davis-92,
6-St. James-86,
7-Aiuto-84,
8-Curtis-81,
9-Shipley-76,
10-Martin-76.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: April 26 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

"BRANSON-LARSON" SPRINT SATURDAY AT ELDORA
 FROM DICK JORDAN USAC
 This Saturday night's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio salutes the memory of two members of the USAC Hall of Fame, the legendary Don Branson and Jud Larson, both of whom will be formally inducted May 17 during pre-race ceremonies at the USAC Hall of Fame Silver Crown event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Ind.

 Branson, USAC's 1964 Sprint car champion, scored 13 USAC Sprint victories during his career, while Larson earned 15 USAC Sprint wins. Larson grabbed three Eldora trophies in 1964 and 1965 and Branson took one each in 1965 and 1966.

 Dave Darland and Justin Grant enter the Eldora race separated by a single point in the latest AMSOIL standings. Darland's three 2014 starts have produced a second, a third and a fourth, while Grant has a win (at Lawrenceburg April 5), a second and a sixth.

 Darland, trailing Tom Bigelow by just five wins for the all-time USAC National Sprint Car victory lead, has four Eldora trophies in his case, including one in 2012.

 Tracy Hines, just two wins behind Darland in the all-time list, has nine Eldora Sprint wins, which include two in 2012. Chris Windom should also be a top contender Saturday after winning last year's "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora.

 Defending AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion Bryan Clauson enters the race fourth in the 2014 standings. Amazingly, he is still seeking his initial Eldora USAC Sprint win.

 Saturday's race continues a "Branson-Larson" tradition started in 1981 when Dave Peperak was the winner. Other race winners include Jack Hewitt (1982 & 1990), Rich Vogler (1983 & 1987), Steve Butler (1984), Jac Haudenschild (1985 & 1987), Rick Hood (1988), Terry Shepherd (1992), Robbie Stanley (1993), Frankie Kerr (1994 & 1996), Kevin Doty (1995 &1998), Kevin Huntley (1997), Derek Davidson (1999), Jay Drake (2000, 2004 & 2005), Tracy Hines (2001, 2008 & 2012), J.J. Yeley (2002), Boston Reid (2003), Jerry Coons Jr. (2006), Robert Ballou (2007), Jerry Coons Jr. (2009) and Robert Ballou (2010).

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-183,
2-Justin Grant-182,
3-Chase Stockon-171,
4-Bryan Clauson-169,
5-Brady Bacon-167,
6-Jon Stanbrough-146,
7-Tracy Hines-138,
8-Chris Windom-118,
9-Robert Ballou-113,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-108.


CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO THE PAS MAY 3
GARDNER GRABS ANOTHER PERRIS VICTORY

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. continues atop the standings in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series after recording his 48th career series victory last Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

  Gardner passed Matt Mitchell on lap four and led the rest of the way to beat Mike Spencer, Mitchell, who led the first three laps, Nic Faas and Austin Williams. Gardner piloted the Mark Alexander Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike.

 The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to the PAS May 3, where Gardner will carry a 31-point lead over Faas in the current standings.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-215,
2-Nic Faas-184,
3-Mike Spencer-171,
4-Matt Mitchell-159,
5-Gary Taylor-143,
6-R.J. Johnson-108,
7-Brody Roa-103,
8-Cory Kruseman-97,
9-Cody Williams-97,
10-Jake Swanson-92.




April 13 2014
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 12
- Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway -
"So-Cal Sprint Car Spectacular"

from USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.307; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.350; 3. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.401; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.548; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.573; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.663; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.703; 8. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-16.712; 9. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.975; 10. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-16.803; 11. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-16.878; 12. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.898; 13. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-16.953; 14. Seth Wilson, 6w, Wilson-16.956; 15. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-16.975; 16. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.996; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.053; 18. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.075; 19. Gtreg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.193; 20. Kenny Perkins, 0k, Perkins-17.329; 21. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.509; 22. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.735; 23. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.744; 24. Kyle Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.761; 25. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-18.053; 26. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-18.162; 27. Gary Potter, 6x, Potter-19.197; 28. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bender, 2. Bezio,
3. Roa, 4. Spencer,
5. R.Gardner, 6. Alexander,
7. Ercse, 8.Everhart,
9. Ellertson. 2:52.54

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. Wilson,
3. Taylor, 4. C.Williams,
5. A.Williams, 6. C.Swanson,
7. Perkins, 8. L.Williams,
9. Denome. 2:49.61

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kruseman, 2. Faas,
3. Gaunt, 4. Mitchell,
5. Sweeney, 6. Ballard,
7. Gansen, 8. Smith,
9. Potter. 2:52.03

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. R.Gardner, 2. A.Williams,
3. C.Swanson, 4. Alexander,
5. Ballard, 6. Ercse,
7. Sweeney, 8. Perkins,
9. L. Williams, 10. Smith,
11. Denome, 12. Everhart,
13. Ellertson, 14. Gansen. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer,3. Matt Mitchell, 4. NIc Faas, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Brody Roa, 10. Cody Swanson, 11. Ronnie Gardner, 12. Greg Alexander, 13. Logan Williams, 14. A.J. Bender, 15. Verne Sweeney, 16. J.J. Ercse, 17. Kenny Perkins, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Seth Wilson, 20. David Bezio, 21. Cory Ballard, 22. Cal Smith. NT


**Gansen flipped during the semi. A.Williams flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-3 Mitchell,
Laps 4-30 D.Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-215,
2-Faas-184,
3-Spencer-171,
4-Mitchell-159,
5-Taylor-143,
6-R.J. Johnson-108,
7-Roa-103,
8-Kruseman-97,
9-C.Williams-97,
10-Jake Swanson-92.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:May 3, 2013 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway



April 8 2014
SPRINTS EYE ELDORA'S "BRANSON/LARSON" APRIL 19
GRANT TAKES LAWRENCEBURG SPRINT

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The "Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic" is next up for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series, slated April 19 at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

 Dave Darland, the 2013 series runner-up, holds a one-point lead over Justin Grant in the latest standings after Grant and Darland finished 1-2 in Saturday night's midwestern opener at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

 Grant, of Ione, Calif., who scored his initial USAC victory two years ago at Lawrenceburg, got past Jon Stanbrough on a 28th-lap restart and paced the final three laps in his Mark Hery Racing S & H Nerf Bars DRC/Claxton Chevy. Darland, who led the first nine laps of the race, took second ahead of Jerry Coons Jr., Brady Bacon and Stanbrough, who led 18 laps of the feature.

 Stanbrough, who appeared headed for victory until the final restart, would have tied Darland as the winningest USAC Sprint drivers at Lawrenceburg had he won the race.

 Tracy Hines, who failed to finish at Lawrenceburg, enters the April 19 Eldora race as the defending "Branson/Larson" winner, since he won in 2012 and last year's race was rained out.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Dave Darland-183,
2-Justin Grant-182,
3-Chase Stockon-171,
4-Bryan Clauson-169,
5-Brady Bacon-167,
6-Jon Stanbrough-146,
7-Tracy Hines-138,
8-Chris Windom-118,
9-Robert Ballou-113,
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-108.


"SO-CAL SPRINT CAR SPECTACULAR" SATURDAY AT PERRIS
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Defending AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champ Damion Gardner has a 20-point lead over Nic Faas in the 2014 standings and would like nothing better than to increase his lead over Mike Spencer in the all-time list of USAC/CRA race winners at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway in this Saturday night's "So-Cal Sprint Car Spectacular" at the half-mile dirt oval.

 Gardner has 27 career PAS victories, compared to 25 for Spencer, and won the March 15 Perris opener.

 Spencer currently rests fourth in the standings, 39 behind Gardner as he aims for a record-setting sixth series championship.

 Faas is the most recent USAC winner of the three, having won this past Saturday night's USAC Western Classic Sprint race at Calistoga, Calif.

 Other former Perris USAC/CRA winners who may compete Saturday include Cory Kruseman (17), Faas (8), Rip Williams (7), Matt Mitchell (4) and R.J. Johnson (1).

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-142.
2-Nic Faas-122,
3-R.J. Johnson-108,
4-Mike Spencer-103,
5-Matt Mitchell-99,
6-Gary Taylor-92,
7-Jake Swanson-91,
8-Josh Pelkey-79,
9-Cody Williams-75,
10-Brody Roa-61.


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Josh Pelkey leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to Arizona Speedway Saturday night as the series resumes its 2014 campaign. Pelkey recorded his first USAC feature win last month at Peoria, Ariz. and has a three-point lead in the standings over Shon Deskins.

 Winners of last year's first year of USAC racing at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek included R.J. Johnson (3), Charles Davis Jr. (2) and Mike Martin.

 Johnson is the defending Southwest Sprint Car king and is tied with Bryan Clauson for the most USAC victories in the state at 12 each. Davis is right behind at 11.

 Saturday's race is one of six USAC races scheduled this year at the one-third mile dirt oval.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car 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.

HANFORD APRIL 25 NEXT FOR WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINTS
FAAS, BERNAL SPLIT CALISTOGA "CLASSIC" SPOTLIGHT

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. hosts the next round in the 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Series, slated April 25 at the 3/8-mile dirt track. The series continues the next night, April 26, at the one-third mile dirt Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

 Geoff Ensign emerged from last weekend's races with a five-point lead in the most recent series standings. Ensign finished second in Saturday's feature at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway, then backed it up with another second the following night at the same track.

 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car regular Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif. grabbed Saturday's 20-lapper at Calistoga. He took the lead at the start and led all 20 laps in the Keith Ford Berry Pack/King Racing Products Spike/Nogrady to beat Ensign, Ryan Bernal, Richard Vander Weerd and Marty Hawkins. Driver Bradley Terrell was transported to a local hospital after suffering a broken leg during a heat race crash.

 Defending USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won Sunday's 20-lap feature at Calistoga, wheeling the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S. He passed Trevor Schmid on lap three and led the rest of the way to beat Ensign, Richard Vander Weerd, Landon Hurst and Jace Vander Weerd.

 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Geoff Ensign-130,
2-Ryan Bernal-125,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-115,
4-Nic Faas-113,
5-Trevor Schmid-102,
6-Matt Mitchell-92,
7-Marty Hawkins-92,
8-Landon Hurst-89,
9-Jace Vander Weerd-84,
10-Terry Schank Jr.-84.


April 7 2014
USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
April 6, 2014 - Calistoga, California - Calistoga Speedway


 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign (#3F Finkenbinder), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd),
 3. Trevor Schmid (#2 Schmid), 4. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd),
5. Terry Schank Jr (#1 Gleason), 6. Matt Mitchell (#42 Cheney). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 2. Nic Faas (#73X Ford),
3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Scott Hall (#77J Campanile),
5. Marty Hawkins (#3M Hawkins), 6. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst). NT

 FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign,
3. R Vander Weerd, 4.Landon Hurst,
5. J VanderWeerd, 6.Trevor Schmid,
7. Matt Mitchell, 8. Nic Faas,
9. Marty Hawkins, 10.T Schank Jr.,
11. Scott Hall, 12. D.J. Johnson. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Schmid,
Laps 3-20 Bernal.

 NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Ensign-130.
2-Bernal-125.
3-R.Vander Weerd-115,
4-Faas-113,
5-Schmid-102,
6-Mitchell-92,
7-Hawkins-92,
8-Hurst-89,
9-J,Vander Weerd-84,
10-Schank-84.

 NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE:
April 25 - Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway - "Verne Brasel Classic"


April 6 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
 April 5, 2014 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedwa
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Short movie found link on facebook
A restart with 3 laps to go, Justin Grant shows you how he took the lead and won last night at Lawrenceburg

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      QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.727; 2. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-13.823; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.851; 4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.902; 5. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-13.924; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.955; 7. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.955; 9. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-14.076; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.107; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.122; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.158; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI Racing-14.203; 13. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-14.251; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-14.269; 15. Brady Short, 11p,Pottorff-14.271; 16. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-14.300; 17. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-14.323; 18. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-14.340; 19. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.343; 20. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.401; 21. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.405; 22. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.413; 23. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-14.443; 24. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.444; 25. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-14.454; 26. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-14.478; 27. Logan Hupp, 94, Hupp-14.558; 28. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-14.570; 29. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-14.626; 30. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.631; 31. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.731; 32. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.810; 33. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Sterrett-14.833; 34. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-14.940; 35. Dustin Webber, 9x, Webber-15.051; 36. Bobby East, 5E, Klatt-15.061; 37. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.364; 38. Chad Wilson, 14, Wilson-15.455; 39. Eric Semple, 25, Semple-15.926; 40. Adam Cruea, 83c, Cruea-16.489; 41. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-NT; 42. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Meseraull, 3. Swanson, 4. Stanbrough,
5. Cockrum, 6. Gabbard, 7. Bland, 8. Ted Hines,
9. Sterrett. 10. Moore. 1:58.42

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Windom, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Weir,
5. Bacon, 6. Thomas, 7. Jarrett, 8. Boespflug,
9. Terry, 10. Wilson. 1:55.15

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Grant, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Coons, 4. Darland,
5. Hupp, 6. Short, 7. McIntyre, 8. Farney,
9. Webber, 10. Semple. 1:57.00

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Andretti, 3. Hery, 4. Leary,
5. Clayton, 6. Simon, 7. Gurley, 8. Price-Miller,
 9. East, 10. Cruea. 1:57.95

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Thomas,
3. Gurley, 4. Cockrum,
5. Price-Miller, 6. Jarrett,
7. Simon, 8. Bland,
9. Short, 10. Gabbard,
11. Farney, 12. Sterrett,
13. Terry, 14. Wilson,
15. Webber, 16. Cruea,
17. Semple, 18. Hupp,
19. McIntyre, 20. Ted Hines,
 21. Clayton, 22. Boespflug,
23. Moore. NT

  FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Justin Grant, 2. Dave Darland, 3. J Coons Jr., 4. Brady Bacon,
5. J Stanbrough, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. H Schuerenberg,
9. B Clauson, 10. Logan Jarrett, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. K Swanson,
13. Chris Windom, 14. Travis Hery, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. S Cockrum,
17. Parker Price-Miller, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. Chris Gurley,
21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 22. Thomas Meseraull. NT

Ted Hines flipped during the semi. Thomas flipped on the 8th lap of the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-9 Darland,
Laps 10-28 Stanbrough,
Laps 29-30 Grant.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-183,
2-Grant-182,
3-Stockon-171,
4-Clauson-169,
5-Bacon-167,
6-Stanbrough-146,
7-Tracy Hines-138,
8-Windom-118,
9-Ballou-113,
10-Schuerenberg-108.

 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 19
- Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - "Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic"


USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
 April 5, 2014 - Calistoga, California - Calistoga Speedway


  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Terry Schank Jr (#1 Gleason), 2. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 3. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst), 4. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 5. Marty Hawkins (#3M Hawkins), 6. Scott Hall (#77J Campanile), 7. Billy Aton (#26 Aton), 8. Bradley Terrell (#5X McMichael). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign (#3F Finkenbinder), 2. Nic Faas (#73X Ford), 3. Trevor Schmid (#2 Schmid), 4. Matt Mitchell (#42 Cheney), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 7. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson). NT

 FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Nic Faas, 2. Geoff Ensign,
3. Ryan Bernal, 4. R Vander Weerd,
5. M Hawkins, 6. Trevor Schmid,
7. M Mitchell, 8.Terry Schank Jr.,
9. Scott Hall, 10. Jim Richardson,
11. D.J. Johnson, 12. Lando Hurst,
13. Jace Vander Weerd. NT

**Aton and Terrell flipped during the first heat. Terrell taken to a local hospital after suffering a broken leg.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-20 Faas.

 NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Faas-67,
2-Ensign-65,
3-Bernal-59,
4-R.Vander Weerd-54,
5-Hawkins-52,
6-Schmid-51,
7-Mitchell-47,
8-Schank-47,
9-Hall-39,
10-Johnson-38.


NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE:
 April 6 - Calistoga (CA) Speedway



April 1 2014
DARLAND, HINES CHASE HISTORY AT LAWRENCEBURG
from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Dave Darland and Tracy Hines, second and fourth respectively in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car standings, continue their pursuit of all-time USAC records this Saturday when the series makes its 2014 Midwest debut at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

 Darland has 47 victories and Hines 45 as they continue to challenge all-time series leader Tom Bigelow's record of 52. Hines also continues his pursuit of 1,000 USAC National feature starts, currently at 993, while Darland became the first to reach the 1,000 plateau in February.

  Defending series champion Bryan Clauson has a four-point lead over Darland after winning the most recent series race, at Ocala, Fla. in February. Chase Stockon is three points behind Darland in third and just one point ahead of Hines in fourth.

 Darland also leads the all-time list of USAC winners at Lawrenceburg with six, compared to Jon Stanbrough's five. Stanbrough is currently eighth in the 2014 standings.

 Clauson is also the most recent USAC winner at Lawrenceburg. Kevin Thomas Jr. won twice at the "Burg" in 2103.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson-125;
2-Dave Darland-121;
3-Chase Stockon-118;
4-Tracy Hines-117;
5-Justin Grant-114;
6-Brady Bacon-111;
7-Shane Cottle-106;
8-Jon Stanbrough-87;
9-Chris Windom-84;
10-Robert Ballou-74.

CLASSIC SPRINTS DEBUT THIS WEEKEND AT CALISTOGA
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 USAC's Western Classic Sprint Cars open their 2014 season this weekend at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. Races are scheduled Saturday and Sunday at the half-mile dirt northern California oval.

  Bud Kaeding and Kyle Larson captured victories in last year's Calistoga Sprint races, which offered both CRA and Classic points. This weekend's races will be the first at Calistoga strictly for Classic points.

  Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif, winner of one of two 2012 Calistoga races, is the defending Western Classic champion. He opened last year's series with back-to-back wins, then added a fourth later in the campaign at Calistoga.

 --USAC--


WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO HANFORD APRIL 25
RUTHERFORD GRABS KINGS 30-LAPPER

 from DICK JORDAN  USAC
  Finnish driver Markus Niemela will lead the USAC West Coast sprint Cars back to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where Saturday night he finished fourth in a 30-lap race. Niemela's point lead stands at 12 over Jace Vander Weerd, Saturday's feature winner.

 Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., led the final nine laps in his Vander Weerd Construction/Stone Gate Development Maxim/Lawrence. He passed Michael Pickens on lap 22 and led the rest of the way to beat fast qualifier Nic Faas, Matt Mitchell, Markus Niemela and Pickens. Vander Weerd led the first 11 laps before Pickens led the next 10.

 The win was Vander Weerd's first at Hanford and his third in series history.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela-227,
2-Jace Vander Weerd-215,
3-Troy Rutherford-212,
4-Nic Faas-193,
5-Matt Mitchell-190,
6-Danny Faria Jr.-185,
7-Richard Vander Weerd-168,
8-Landon Hurst-157,
9-Dennis Howell-148,
10-Austin Liggett-130.


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RESUME APRIL 12 AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY;
PELKEY WINS AT PEORIA AND ASSUMES POINT LEAD

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek hosts the next event in the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint series. It's the first of six races this year at the one-third-mile dirt oval.

 Defending series champion R.J. Johnson (3) and runner-up Charles Davis Jr. (2) each scored multiples wins at Queen Creek last year, while Mike Martin also tasted victory there.

 Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. is the early leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings after winning Saturday night's 30-lap season opener at Canyon Speedway Park. He passed Mike Bonneau on lap three and never looked back, beating Johnson, Shon Deskins, Tom Ogle and Andy Reinbold to the checkered flag in his ABC Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts DRC/Advanced.

 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car 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,
 8-Lonnie Oliver-46,
10-Nick Aiuto-37.


Mar 31 2014
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 29, 2014 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
3. M Woodruff (#83 Woodruff),
4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
5. Lonnie Oliver (#7T Oliver),
6. B St. James (#7K St. James),
7. Mike Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
5. Nick Aiuto (#27N Aiuto),
6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
7. Mike Colegrove (#17MColegrove). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop),
6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin).
NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey,   2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Shon Deskins,  4. Tom Ogle,
5. Andy Reinbold, 6. Mike Martin,
7. Lonnie Oliver, 8. Mich Curtis,
9. Tye Mihocko,  10. Nick Aiuto,
11. Tom Lee,     12. Josh Shipley,
13. M Woodruff,  14. B St. James,
15. B Hosford,   16. M Bonneau,
17. Mike Morin,  18. C Davis Jr.
 NT

**Martin flipped during the third heat. Bonneau and St. James flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap  1-2 Bonneau,
Laps 3-30 Pelkey.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Pelkey-71,
2-Deskins-68,
3-Johnson-62,
4-Ogle-57,
5-Reinbold-54,
6-Mihocko-49,
7-Martin-48,
8-Curtis-47,
9-Oliver-46,
10-Aiuto-37.


NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE:
April 12 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway - "Spring Fling"


USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 29, 2014 - Hanford, California - Kings Speedway

 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-15.435; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.626; 3. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.686; 4. D.J. Netto, 88N, Netto-15.710; 5. Michael Pickens, 81S, Watt-15.737; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.867; 7. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.923; 8. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.927; 9.Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.173; 10. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-16.291; 11. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.328; 12. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-16.425; 13. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.427; 14. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.651; 15. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.664; 16. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.716; 17. Davey Pombo, 14, Pombo-16.755; 18. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.761; 19. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.771; 20. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.821; 21. Robert Nuckles, 27, Nuckles-17.879; 22. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-NT; 23. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-NT; 24. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas, 2. Rutherford,
3. Netto, 4. Kirkbride,
5. Hurst, 6. Long,
7. Carter. NT

  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Pickens,
3. Pombo, 4. Mitchell,
5. Ennis, 6. Barnes,
7. Sibley, 8. Howell. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hawkins, 2. J.Vander Weerd,
3. Faria, 4. Niemela,
5. Denome, 6. Day,
7. Nuckles. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1.Jace Vander Weerd, 2.Nic Faas, 3.Matt Mitchell, 4.Markus Niemela, 5.M Pickens, 6.Troy Rutherford, 7.Danny Faria Jr., 8.Landon Hurst, 9.Marty Hawkins, 10.Davey Pombo, 11.R Kirkbride, 12.Chris Ennis, 13.Jeff Sibley, 14.Jesse Denome, 15.R Nuckles,16.R Vander Weerd, 17.Matt Day, 18.D.J. Netto,
19.Kevin Barnes, 20.Garrett Long, 21. Dennis Howell. NT

**Liggett and Mitchell flipped during qualifications. Carter flipped during the first heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-11 J.Vander Weerd,
Laps 12-21 Pickens,
Laps 22-30 J.Vander Weerd.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Miemela-227,
2-J.Vander Weerd-215,
3-Rutherford-212,
4-Faas-193,
5-Mitchell-190,
6-Faria-185,
7-R.Vander Weerd-168,
8-Hurst-157,
9-Howell-148,
10-Austin Liggett-130.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 25 Hanford, CA Kings Speedway "Verne Brasel Classic"

Mar25 2014
SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT RACE BEGINS AT PEORIA SATURDAY
from DICK JORDAN
 R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. officially opens defense of his 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship when the series returns to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Saturday. It's billed as the CSP Opener" although the Southwest Sprint cars competed in six races there in January and February.

 Dave Darland scored three wins during the "Copper on Dirt," while Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland and Richard Vander Weerd also scored victories.

 Johnson notched a pair of thirds, a sixth, a seventh and a 10th in his five starts during the "non-point" events earlier this year.

Last year Johnson grabbed five wins, a second and a third in nine Peoria starts on his way to his first USAC crown. Other Southwest Sprint point-race winners last year were Charles Davis Jr. (2), Bryan Clauson (2) and Mike Spencer.
--USAC--


"GARY JACOB MEMORIAL" SATURDAY AT KINGS;
RUTHERFORD TAKES LAST-LAP BAKERSFIELD VICTORY!

from DICK JORDAN
 Finland driver Markus Niemela is the new point leader in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car series which continues this Saturday night in the "Gary Jacob Memorial" at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

 Niemela finished third in last Saturday's race at Bakersfield, Calif. and enters the Hanford race seven points ahead of Troy Rutherford, who won Saturday's race at Bakersfield.

 Rutherford, of Ojai Calif., scored a spectacular last-lap victory at Bakersfield in the Steve Watt JD Machine Tech/AAA Propane Maxim/Chevy. He fought off the late-race challenge of Nic Faas, who finished second after leading at the white-flag! Four drivers led the race, with Austin Liggett taking the first five laps and Niemela the next 12. Faas led for nine laps and Rutherford two before they swapped the final two laps. Niemela took third at the checkered flag ahead of Danny Faria Jr. and fast qualifier Jace Vander Weerd

 Niemela scored a second and a third in five Hanford starts last year. Rutherford was among the 2013 Hanford winners, as were Richard Vander Weerd and Danny Faria Jr. (twice each) and Ryan Bernal.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Markus Niemela             -167,
2-Troy Rutherford             -160,
3-Jace Vander Weerd       -147,
4-Danny Faria Jr.               -137,
5-Dennis Howell                 -134,
6-Richard Vander Weerd -134,
7-Matt Mitchell                   -131,
8-Austin Liggett                 -130,
9-Nic Faas                           -122,
10-Landon Hurst                -114.


Mar 24 2013
March 22, - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway
   QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.597; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.616; 3. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-12.661; 4. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-12.668; 5. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-12.868; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-12.939; 7. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-12.968; 8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.039; 9. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.083; 10. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.122; 11. Davey Pombo, 14, Pombo-13.145; 12. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-13.150; 13. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.191; 14. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-13.216; 15. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-13.245; 16. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-13.250; 17. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-13.429; 18. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.550; 19. Luke Boles, 56, Boles-13.863; 20. Matt Day, 97, Day-13.984; 21. Garrett Long, 38, Long-14.179; 22. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-14.464; 23. Seth Hancock, 51S, Hancock-NT.

  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)      1. Carlile, 2. Ennis, 3. Rutherford, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Roa, 6. Carter, 7. Day. NT

  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Liggett, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Niemela, 5. Pombo, 6. Boles, 7. Long, 8. Howell.  NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)     1. Hurst, 2. Faas, 3. Sibley, 4. Barnes, 5. Kirkbride, 6. Mitchell, 7. Kassik. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Troy Rutherford, 2. Nic Faas,
3. Markus Niemela, 4. Danny Faria Jr.,
5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Matt Mitchell,
7. Landon Hurst, 8. Brody Roa,
9. Dennis Howell, 10. Rich Vander Weerd,
11. Kevin Barnes, 12. Ricky Kirkbride,
13. Luke Boles, 14. Chris Ennis,
15. Davey Pombo, 16. Garrett Long,
17. Matt Day, 18. Rusty Carlile,
19. Jeff Sibley, 20. Austin Liggett,
21. Connor Kassik, 22. Trent Carter. NT

 **Liggett and Carlile flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Liggett,
Laps 6-17 Niemela,
Laps 18-26 Faas,
Laps 27-28 Rutherford,
Lap 29 Faas,
Lap 30 Rutherford.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Niemela-167,
2-Rutherford-160,
3-J.Vander Weerd-147,
4-Faria-137,
5-Howell-134,
6-R.Vander Weerd-134,
7-Mitchell-131,
8-Liggett-130,
9-Faas-122,
10-Hurst-114.

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:
March 29 - Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway - "Gary Jacob Memorial"



Mar 18 2014
WEST COAST SPRINTS EYE SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD;
HOWELL TAKES TULARE THRILLER!

 from DICK JORDAN
Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway hosts the next USAC West Coast Sprint race Saturday. Austin Liggett will take a four-point lead over Markus Niemela into the race.

 Liggett finished eighth in Friday night's 30-lap race at Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl Raceway, a race won by Dennis Howell.

 Howell, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., earned his initial series victory at Tulare, beating Richard and Jace Vander Weerd to the checkered flag in one of the most exciting races in series history. Howell officially led all 30 laps although he withstood strong challenges in the closing laps from both Vander Weerds.

 Howell, who became the second driver to score his initial series win this year, piloted the San Pedro Auto Body/Howell Meyer Racing Maxim/SRE to the win. Defending series champion Danny Faria Jr. finished fourth ahead of fifth-place finisher Bud Kaeding.

 Richard Vander Weerd, Ryan Bernal and Danny Faria Jr. all scored victories at Bakersfield last year.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Austin Liggett-110,
2-Markus Niemela-106,
3-Dennis Howell-97,
4-Troy Rutherford-91,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-90,
6-Jace Vander Weerd-88,
7-Matt Mitchell-82,
8-Danny Faria Jr.-78,
9-Landon Hurst-64,
10-J.J. Yeley-64.


CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO PERRIS APRIL 12;
"THE DEMON" CLAIMS SOKOLA SHOOTOUT

from DICK JORDAN
 Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, after hosting Saturday night's "Sokola Shootout," also hosts the next AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race on April 12. Defending series champion Damion Gardner has emerged as the early point leader, 20 points ahead of 2013 third-place driver Nic Faas.

 Gardner, of Concord, Calif., won Saturday's 30-lapper. He took the lead in his Scott Sales Company/Advanced Racing Suspension Spike/J & D from Mike Spencer on lap 14 and led the final 16 laps to beat Spencer, Faas, Matt Mitchell and Ronnie Gardner, who led the first two laps before Spencer led laps 3-13.

 The defending series champion was also the fastest qualifier and won his heat race. His victory extended his all-time USAC/CRA lead to 27 races, compared with Spencer's 25.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-142.
2-Nic Faas-122,
3-R.J. Johnson-108,
4-Mike Spencer-103,
5-Matt Mitchell-99,
6-Gary Taylor-92,
7-Jake Swanson-91,
8-Josh Pelkey-79,
9-Cody Williams-75,
10-Brody Roa-61.


Mar 16 2014
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
March 15 Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway -
"Sokola Shootout"

      QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.290;
2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.414;
3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.500;
4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.567;
5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.572;
6. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.581;
7. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-16.647;
8. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.714;
9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.807;
10. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-16.842;
11. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.849;
12. R V Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.850;
13. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.867;
14. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-16.901;
15. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.955;
16. C Swanson,36, Springstead-17.018;
17. J V Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.088;
18. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.143;
19. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.276;
20. Seth Wilson, 6w, Wilson-17.294;
21. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.396;
22. Verne Sweeney, 98, Sweeney-17.527;
23. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-17.562;
24. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.588;
25. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.819;
26. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.115;
27. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-18.194;
28. Kyle Smith, 39, Smith-18.404;
29. J Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-18.423;
30. Gary Potter, 6x, Potter-18.731;
31. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-NT.

  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. C.Williams, 4. J.Swanson, 5. Roa, 6. Kruseman, 7. Denome, 8. Ellertson. 2:55.14

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faas, 2. Bezio, 3. Henry, 4. Ballard, 5. Sweeney, 6. Potter, 7. A.Williams, 8. Everhart. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Mitchell, 4. C.Swanson, 5. Wilson, 6. Smith, 7. Gandsen. 2:53.97

 FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Johnson, 3. Bender, 4. Pelkey, 5. Taylor, 6. L.Williams, 7. Ercse. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Taylor, 3. Kruseman, 4. Wilson, 5. Sweeney, 6. L.Williams, 7. Gansen, 8. Smith, 9. Everhart, 10. Ellertson, 11. Potter. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Matt Mitchell,
5. Ronnie Gardner, 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 7. Jake Swanson, 8. Josh Pelkey,
9. R.J. Johnson, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Gary Taylor,
13. Cory Kruseman, 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 15. Johnathon Henry, 16. David Bezio,
17. Cody Swanson, 18. Logan Williams, 19. Corey Ballard, 20. Seth Wilson,
21. Verne Sweeney, 22. A.J. Bender. NT


 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 D.Gardner,
Laps 3-13 Spencer,
Laps 14-30 D.Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-142.
2-Faas-122,
3-Johnson-108,
4-Spencer-103,
5-Mitchell-99,
6-Taylor-92,
7-J.Swanson-91,
8-Pelkey-79,
9-C.Williams-75,
10-Roa-71.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:April 12, 2013 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway



HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:
March 15- Lake Havasu City, Arizona - Havasu 95 Speedway


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bryant Dawson, 99, Dawson-15.431;
2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.677;
3. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-17.787;
4. Wally Pankratz, 98, Blondel-15.923;
5. Jet Davison, 32, Pankratz-16.506;
6. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-NT;
7. Toni Breidinger, 89, Breidinger-NT;
8. Joel Rayborne, 2U, USAC-NT.

  DASH: (4 Laps)
1. Dawson, 2. Buckley,
3. Pankratz, 4. Myers. NT

 FEATURE: (50 Laps)
1. Bryant Dawson, 2. Shawn Buckley,
3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Wally Pankratz,
5. Steve Myers, 6. Joel Rayborne. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Pankratz,
Laps 2-50 Dawson.

 NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:
1-Dawson-132,
2-Buckley-118,
3-T.Breidinger-115,
4-Ron Hazelton-55,
5-Pankratz-54,
6-Myers-52,
7-J.R. Williams-50,
8-A.Breidinger-49,
9-Raybourne-45,
10-Davison-2.

 NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:March 29 - Madera (CA) Speedway




Mar 15 2014
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 14 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway
  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.225; 2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.385; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.425;
4. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.538; 5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.594; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.640;
7. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.671; 8. Troy Ruterford, 81, Watt-15.738; 9. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.016;
10. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.040; 11. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.101; 12. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.256;
13. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.299; 14. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-16.307; 15. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.398;
16. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-16.534; 17. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-16.630; 18. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.912;
19. Robert Nuckles, 27, Nuckles-17.756; 20. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-18.370; 21. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-18.561;
22. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-20.337; 23. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-20.344.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Kaeding, 3. Niemela, 4. Liggett, 5. Hawkins, 6. Carlile, 7. Everhart, 8. Nuckles. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Howell, 2. Mitchell, 3. Logan, 4. Kassik, 5. Sibley, 6. Ennis, 7. Rutherford. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Barnes, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Hurst, 5. Carter, 6. Long, 7. Richardson. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dennis Howell, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Markus Niemela, 7. Marty Hawkins, 8. Austin Liggett, 9. Troy Rutherford, 10. Kevin Barnes, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Landon Hurst, 13. Garrett Long, 14. Trent Carter, 15. Jonathan Logan, 16. Robert Nuckles, 17. Jim Richardson, 18. Rusty Carlile, 19. Tony Everhart, 20. Chris Ennis, 21. Jeff Sibley, 22. Connor Kassik. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Howell.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Liggett-110,
2-Niemela-106,
3-Howell-97,
4-Rutherford-91,
5-R.Vander Weerd-90,
6-J.Vander Weerd-88,
7-Mitchell-82,
8-Faria-78,
9-Hurst-64,
10-J.J. Yeley-64.

 NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 22 - Bakersfield (CA) Speedway


Mar 11 2014
GARDNER, SPENCER DUEL SPICES "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AT THE PAS
from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Defending AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion Damion Gardner and five-time series king Mike Spencer continue their battle for the all-time Perris Auto Speedway victory lead Saturday when the series visits the half-mile southern California oval for the "Sokola Shootout."

 Honoring the memory of the Sokola family and longtime CRA and USAC coordinator Gary Sokola, the race opens the 2014 Perris USAC calendar and Gardner, of Concord, Calif. leads the all-time PAS victory list at 26. Spencer has 25 and each notched a victory last year.

 Gardner opened the 2014 USAC/CRA calendar with a victory in the February 28 "Copper on Dirt" main event at Peoria, Ariz. Spencer, after posting the fastest qualifying time, finished a disappointing 16th.

 Other CRA regulars who scored 2013 PAS wins include Nic Faas, Matt Mitchell and Cory Kruseman, all among possible favorites Saturday.

 Spencer leads in the all-time list of Perris USAC/CRA lap leaders, with 644 laps in 39 races.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:
1-Damion Gardner-68,
2-R.J. Johnson-65,
3-Gary Taylor-60,
4-Charles Davis Jr.-58,
5-Nic Faas-55,
6-Josh Hodges-51,
7-Mike Martin-50,
8-Jake Swanson-42,
9-Colby Copeland-40,
10-Matt Mitchell-39.




WEST COAST SPRINTS FRIDAY AT TULARE'S THUNDERBOWL
LIGGETT WINS LVMS "SIN CITY SHOWDOWN"

from DICK JORDAN   USAC
  Austin Liggett of Tracy, Calif., USAC's 2012 West Coast Sprint Car "Rookie of the Year," will lead the series to this Friday night's event at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

 Liggett scored his initial USAC West Coast victory in last Thursday night's 25-lap "Sin City Showdown" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Piloting his Excel Environmental Services/Home Connections Maxim/Reitz, Liggett led all but the first two laps to beat J.J. Yeley, Mike Spencer, Nic Faas and Josh Pelkey. Yeley led the opening two laps of the race.

 Thursday's race also carried "special event" status for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, which open their 2014 points calendar March 29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

 Defending West Coast champ Danny Faria Jr. escaped injury in a flip on the aborted start of the feature at Las Vegas. Danny had five top-10s at Tulare last year, his best finish a second.

 Ryan Bernal and Richard Vander Weerd won the five races contested at Tulare in 2013. Bernal won three times and Vander Weerd twice.

 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Austin Liggett-66,
2-J.J. Yeley-64,
3-Mike Spencer-60,
4-Nic Faas-54,
5-Troy Rutherford-53,
6-Josh Pelkey-52,
7-Markus Niemela-49,
8-Charles Davis Jr.-44,
9-Matt Mitchell-39,
10-Mike Martin-37.

Mar 7 2014
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR & SOUTHWEST (SE) RACE RESULTS: March 6,
 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - 3rd "Sin City Showdown"
from USAC West Coast
LIGGETT GETS 1ST WEST COAST WIN AT LVMS
   Las Vegas, NV……..Austin Liggett of Tracy, Calif. scored his initial USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory in Thursday night’s 25-lap “Sin City Showdown” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. He passed J.J. Yeley on lap three and led the rest of the way in his Excel Environmental Services/Home Connections Maxim/Reitz to beat Yeley, Mike Spencer, Nic Faas and Josh Pelkey in the race which also carried USAC Southwest Sprint “special event” status. Defending series champion Danny Faria Jr. flipped on the start of the feature but escaped injury.


 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. J.J. Yeley (#53 Lee), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman), 4. Brody Roa (#91R BR), 5. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 6. Nic Faas (#73X Ford), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 9. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. Michael Faccinto (#81S Watt),3. Mike Spencer (#7 Priestley), 4. A.J. Bender (#12B Bender) 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst), 7. Georgie Morris (#2K Kruseman), NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Troy Rutherford (#81 Watt), 2. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 3. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 4. Jimmy Crawford (#51X Crawford), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 7. Dennis Howell (#62 Howell), 8. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 9. Reece Goetz (#9R Goetz). NT

  FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Austin Liggett, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. Troy Rutherford, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Mike Martin, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Jimmy Crawford, 13. Landon Hurst, 14. Dennis Howell, 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 16. Rusty Carlile, 17. A.J. Bender, 18. Michael Faccinto, 19. Georgie Morris, 20. Tye Mihocko, 21. Mike Colegrove, 22. Danny Faria Jr., 23. Richard Vander Weerd. NT

**Goetz and Deskins flipped during the third heat. Faria flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Yeley,
Laps 3-25 Liggett.

 NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:
1-Liggett-66,
2-Yeley-64,
3-Spencer-60,
4-Faas-54,
5-Rutherford-53,
6-Pelkey-52,
7-Niemela-49,
8-Davis-44,
9-Mitchell-39,
10-Martin-37.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE:March 14, 2014 - Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway


Mar 4 2014
LVMS DIRT TRACK'S "SIN CITY SHOWDOWN" THURSDAY
OPENS WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES

from DICK JORDAN USAC
  Danny Faria Jr. opens defense of his 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car championship this Thursday when the 2014 series debuts in the "Sin City Showdown" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

 The half-mile oval has has hosted numerous USAC events in the past 18 years, including Sprint Cars, Midgets, Silver Crown Cars, TQ Midgets and even TORC Trucks. Thursday night's race opens the three-race USAC West Coast/Southwest "Grudge Series" which also includes races September 27 at Canyon and November 11 at Perris, Calif.

 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car king Bryan Clauson won last year's Sprint race at LVMS, while former LVMS USAC Sprint winners include NASCAR vets Josh Wise and Cole Whitt. Thursday night's race helps kick off the facility's big weekend which concludes with Sunday's Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint race.

 Faria, who beat Richard Vander Weerd by 27 points for the 2013 West Coast title, did not compete at LVMS last year, but Vander Weerd did and finished third behind National Champ Clauson and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Champ R.J. Johnson. Faria, who has five career West Coast wins to his credit, scored three of those on his way to the 2013 title.

 Third-ranking West Coast Sprint driver Bud Kaeding was the winner of the 2012 LVMS Sprint clash.

 Thursday's race also includes USAC Southwest Sprint participants, who will compete under "special event" no points status.
--USAC-


PERRIS NEXT UP FOR CRA MARCH 15;
GARDNER WINS "COPPER ON DIRT" THRILLER
RAIN TAKES SATURDAY

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars resume action March 15 at Perris (Auto) Speedway and defending series champion Damion Gardner carries the early point lead into that race after winning at Peoria, Ariz. Friday night.

 Gardner, of Concord, Calif., led the final two laps of the opening race at the 7th "Copper on Dirt" at Canyon Speedway Park. He passed R.J. Johnson on the white flag lap and withstood the challenges of Johnson and Gary Taylor to put his Scott Sales/Advanced Racing Suspension Spike/J & D in victory lane. Johnson was second ahead of Taylor, Charles Davis Jr. and Josh Hodges. Taylor led the first 23 laps and Johnson led the next five before Gardner took over.

 Rains and flooding in the Phoenix area forced cancellation of Saturday night's "Copper on Dirt" finale.

 Gardner's Peoria victory was his 47th in USAC/CRA history. The all-time series leader also has a record 26 Perris USAC/CRA wins compared to five-time series champion Mike Spencer's 25. Each won a race at the PAS last year.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-68, 2-R.J. Johnson-65, 3-Gary Taylor-60, 4-Charles Davis Jr.-58, 5-Nic Faas-55, 6-Josh Hodges-51, 7-Mike Martin-50, 8-Jake Swanson-42, 9-Colby Copeland-40, 10-Matt Mitchell-39.



Mar 1 2014
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 28, 2014
- Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 7th "Copper on Dirt"

From USAC

      QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.476; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-13.810; 3. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.814; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.942; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.968; 6. Gary Taylor, 4x, Cook-14.027; 7. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-14.071; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 50x, Massey-14.078; 9. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.109; 10. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.137; 11. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.211; 12. Dave Darland, 45, Grady-14.268; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.330; 14. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-14.399; 15. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.406; 16. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.456; 17. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-14.675; 18. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.783; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.862; 20. Michael Curtis, 11c. Turner/Wheeler-17.488; 21, Brody Roa, 91R, BR-NT.

       FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. Johnson, 5. Copeland, 6. Swanson, 7. L.Williams. NT

      SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kruseman, 2. Davis, 3. Gardner, 4. Faas, 5. Ercse, 6. Hodges, 7. Curtis. NT

      THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. C.Williams, 3. Darland, 4. Taylor, 5. Martin, 6. Roa, 7. Gansen. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner,
2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Gary Taylor,
4. Charles Davis Jr.,
5. Josh Hodges,
6. Nic Faas,
7. Mike Martin,
8. Jake Swanson,
9. Colby Copeland,
10. Matt Mitchell,
11. Jason Grady (#45),
12. Cody Williams,
13. Josh Pelkey,
14. Austin Williams,
15. Brody Roa,
16. Mike Spencer,
17. Logan Williams,
18. Michael Curtis,
19. J.J. Ercse,
20. Chris Gansen,
21. Cory Kruseman. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Taylor, Laps 24-28 Johnson, Laps 29-30 Gardner.

 NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Gardner-68, 2-Johnson-65, 3-Taylor-60, 4-Davis-58, 5-Faas-55, 6-Hodges-51, 7-Martin-50, 8-Swanson-42, 9-Copeland-40, 10-Mitchell-39.

 NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:March 1, 2014 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 7th "Copper on Dirt"

Feb 25 2104
AMSOIL SPRINTS EYE APRIL 5 RACE AT LAWRENCEBURG;
BACON, CLAUSON SNARE OCALA OPENERS;
DARLAND REACHES 1,000!

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Defending two-time AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. will continue his pursuit of a third consecutive series championship when the series resumes April 5 at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. Clauson won last September's race at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

 Clauson hopes to join Steve Butler, Robbie Stanley and Levi Jones as drivers who have strung together three straight titles. He enters the Lawrenceburg race with a four-point lead over 2013 series runner-up Dave Darland after winning Saturday night's "Winter Dirt Games V" finale at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

 Clauson trailed Justin Grant for the first 22 laps, then led the final eight circuits in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Chevy Performance Beast/Kistler. Grant took second ahead of Chase Stockon, Darland and Robert Ballou.

 Clauson finished seventh in Thursday night's Ocala opener behind race winner Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. Bacon passed Tracy Hines on lap 18 and led the rest of the 30-lap race in the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar to give car owner Dynamics, Inc. its all-time record 83rd series feature victory. Hines led 16 laps and finished second ahead of Darland, Shane Cottle and Stockon.

 Darland, who led a lap on Thursday, celebrated his all-time USAC record 1,000th National feature start and was presented an Oakley Watch by USAC President/CEO Kevin Miller.

 
 Bacon was Thursday's Pro Source fastest qualifier and Kody Swanson paced Pro Source qualifying on Saturday. Each fast qualifying record was worth a $200 bonus from Pro Source. Friday's races were rained out.

 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson-125;
2-Dave Darland-121;
3-Chase Stockon-118;
4-Tracy Hines-117;
5-Justin Grant-114;
6-Brady Bacon-111;
7-Shane Cottle-106;
8-Jon Stanbrough-87;
9-Chris Windom-84;
10-Robert Ballou-74.


GARDNER OPENS USAC CRA DEFENSE AT PEORIA'S "COPPER ON DIRT"
from DICK JORDAN  USAC
 Damion Gardner begins defense of his 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. The 7th "Copper on Dirt" features both the USAC/CRA Sprints and Honda Western Midgets in USAC "doubleheaders" both Friday and Saturday at the 3/8-mile dirt oval near Phoenix. IMCA Modified and West Coast and CDM Late Model competition also is on tap during the two nights.

 Charles Davis Jr. and R.J. Johnson are seeking to return to the top of the all-time USAC Arizona winners' list. Each have 11 as opposed to Bryan Clauson's 12 and both are expected to be top challengers for Gardner this weekend.

 Gardner leads the all-time list of USAC/CRA winners with 46 victories. Five came last year on his way to his second series title. He has eight career USAC wins in the Grand Canyon State, but none at Canyon. He won five times at Manzanita Park in Phoenix, twice at Yuma and once at Tucson.

 Johnson, the Phoenix driver who won 11 USAC races in Arizona last year and claimed USAC's Southwest Sprint Car Championship, won five races at Peoria in 2013.

 Mike Spencer, the 5-time AMSOIL USAC/CRA Champ from Temecula, Calif., plans to be among top contenders this weekend. He won last year's "Brawl for it All" grudge series race at Canyon. He's expected to team up with Cory Kruseman this weekend.

 Two day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found online at:    http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/?page_id=879 or by calling the Canyon Speedway office at 602-258-7223.
--USAC--


Feb 23 2014

CLAUSON CLOSES
WINTER DIRT GAMES  WITH OCALA WIN
 Racing from USAC
 


                                                      Chase Stockton Bryan Clauson Winner & Justin Grant                                                                          photo by Rich Forman


from USAC
  QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-14.261; 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.345; 3. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.367; 4. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.375; 5. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.410; 6. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.434; 7. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.697; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.712; 9. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.750; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.755; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.820; 12. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.847; 13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.890; 14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.910; 15. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.936; 16. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.987; 17. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti Autosport Short Track-15.001; 18. Mark Smith, 1M, Mach1-15.010; 19. Mitch Wissmiller, 1, Wissmiller-15.126; 20. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.129; 21. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-15.170; 22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.205; 23. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-15.291; 24. Casey Shuman, 21x, Pollock-15.369; 25. Chris Jones, 59, Powell-15.405; 26. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-15.612; 27. Derek Hastings, 32M, Marshall-15.816; 28. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-16.107; 29. Steve Irwin, 2M, Marshall-16.125; 30. Collin Cabre, 12c, Cabre-16.147; 31. Mike Weber, 22, Weber-16.658; 32. Frank Carlsson, 20x, Carlsson-16.765.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Gabbard, 3. Andretti, 4. Swanson, 5. Thomas, 6. Cockrum, 7. Irwin, 8. Jones. 1:59.14

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Ballou, 5. Hines, 6. Moore, 7. Cabre, 8. Schuerenberg. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Wissmiller, 3. Grant, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Windom, 6. Short, 7. Hastings, 8. Weber. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2 .Shuman, 3. Jarrett, 4. Stockon, 5. Hery, 6. Farney, 7. Carlsson, 8. Westfall. 1:56.22

 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Cockrum, 3. C.Short, 4. Thomas, 5. Windom, 6. Schuerenberg, 7. Farney, 8. Hery, 9. Cabre, 10. Hastings, 11. Irwin, 12. Carlsson, 13. Moore, 14. Jones, 15. Weber. 3:01.02

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson,
2. Justin Grant,
3. Chase Stockon,
4. Dave Darland,
5. Robert Ballou,
6. Tracy Hines,
7. Chris Windom,
8. Shane Cottle,
9. Jon Stanbrough,
10. Brady Bacon,
11. Kody Swanson,
12. Casey Shuman,
13. Jarett Andretti,
14. Shane Cockrum,
15. Logan Jarrett,
16. C.J. Leary,
17. Mark Smith,
18. Dalten Gabbard,
19. Carson Short,
20. Hunter Schuerenberg,
21. Mitch Wissmiller,
22. Kevin Thomas, Jr. NT

**Schuerenberg flipped during the second heat.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Grant, Laps 23-30 Clauson.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-125; 2-Darland-121; 3-Stockon-118; 4-Hines-117; 5-Grant-114; 6-Bacon-111; 7-Cottle-106; 8-Stanbrough-87; 9-Windom-84; 10-Ballou-74.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 5 - Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway



Feb 22 2014
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 21, 2014
 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games V"

 
 RACING PROGRAM CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 22 - Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games V"


AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 20, 2014
- Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games V"

Dave Darland (left) Brady Bacon Winner on the podium  Tracy Hines (right) .
 Rich Forman Photo


QUALIFYING:

1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.564;
2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.704;
3. Bryan Clauson, 20, S/C-Aggie-14.733;
4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.819;
5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.956;
6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.997;
7. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-15.031;
8. K Thomas, Jr., 17RW,D/RW/TStar-15.050;
9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.076;
10. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-15.084;
11. J Andretti, 18, A A Short T-15.125;
12. J Stanbrough,37RW,D/RW/TSr-15.160;
13. M Westfall, 54, Best Permnce-15.225;
14. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.232;
15. Mark Smith, 1M, Mach1-15.236;
16. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.281;
17. Casey Shuman, 21x, Pollock-15.366;
18. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.375;
19. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.418;
20. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.504;
21. H Schuerenberg,20N,Srnb/Nolen-15.540;
22. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.541;
23. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.549;
24. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-15.562;
25. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.658;
26. Derek Hastings, 32M, Marshall-15.738;
27. Steve Irwin, 2M, Marshall-15.753;
28. M Wissmiller, 1, Wissmiller-15.846;
29. Collin Cabre, 12c, Cabre-15.974;
30. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-16.170;
31. Chris Jones, 59, Powell-16.558;
32. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-16.853;
33. Frank Carlsson, 20x, Carlsson-17.110;
34. Mike Weber, 22, Weber-18.193.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Grant, 4. Bacon, 5. Shuman, 6. Cabre, 7. Swanson, 8. Carlsson, 9. Westfall. 2:05.08

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Cottle, 2. Darland, 3. Stockon, 4. Hery, 5. Jarrett, 6. Hastings, 7. Chambers, 8. C. Short, 9. Weber. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Short, 3. Andretti, 4. Smith, 5. Windom, 6. Farney, 7. Jones, 8. Irwin. 2:04.80

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Cockrum, 6. Moore, 7. Wissmiller, 8. Gabbard. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Westfall, 3. C. Short, 4. Shuman, 5. Cockrum, 6. Wissmiller, 7. Gabbard, 8. Swanson,
9. Farney, 10. Hastings, 11. Jones, 12. Carlsson, 13. Cabre, 14. Chambers, 15. Moore. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon,
2. Tracy Hines,
3. Dave Darland,
4. Shane Cottle,
5. Chase Stockon,
6. Justin Grant,
7. Bryan Clauson,
8. Jon Stanbrough,
9. Hunter Schuerenberg,
10. Chris Windom,
11. C.J. Leary,
12. Casey Shuman,
13. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
14. Mitch Wissmiller,
15. Jarett Andretti,
16. Mark Smith,
17. Shane Cockrum,
18. Travis Hery,
19. Carson Short,
20. Robert Ballou,
21. Brady Short,
22. Matt Westfall. NT

**Wissmiller flipped in Heat 4. Ballou & B. Short flipped on lap 9 of the Feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Hines, Lap 2 Darland, Laps 3-17 Hines, Laps 18-30 Bacon.

 NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-71; 2-Hines-67; 3-Darland-62; 4-Cottle/Stockon-59; 6-Clauson-56; 7-Stanbrough-46; 8-Schuerenberg-43; 9-Leary-39; 10-Windom-37.

 NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 21 - Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games V"




Feb 20 2014
OCALA WEBCAST STARTS WITH FREE PRACTICE VIEW TONIGHT!
 from DICK JORDAN
 Race fans locked into their homes by the extreme weather which has engulfed the Midwest recently can sit back tonight, relax, and enjoy the heart-pounding excitement of AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars as they prepare for the "Winter Dirt Games V" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

 The special four-night presentation of the opening USAC National racing event of the 2014 racing season begins with a free look at tonight's practice session from the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Per-per-view starts Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday on the USAC website at usacracing.com.

 Single race nights are priced at $19.99 per night, while a special three-night package is priced at $39.98. Special pricing for USAC Racing TV subscribers is available at $14.99 per night or $29.98 for the three-night package, which means the third night is virtually free.

 Signup is now open for Bubba Raceway Park pay-per-view. If you are currently a USACRacing.TV subscriber you will need to visit www.usacracing.tv/S-PPV_BubbaRacewayPark.html to sign up for the PPV program. You will need to go back to this URL each night that you want to watch.

 If you are currently not a USAC Racing.TV subscriber, you will need t visit www.usacracing.TV/S-PPV_BubbaRacewayPark.html to sign up for the PPV Broadcast. You will need to go back to this URL each night that you want to watch.

  Defending AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion Bryan Clauson will open defense of his title in the "Winter Dirt Games V" against the nation's top open-wheel pilots.
--USAC-


Feb 19 2014
CLAUSON READY FOR DEFENSE, SEEKS ELUSIVE 3RD-STRAIGHT TITLE from DICK JORDAN USAC

Bryan Clauson won seven AMSOIL National Sprint Car features in 2013 on his way to the championship.
Jeremey Rhoades Photo

from DICK JORDAN USAC
 Only three drivers in the history of the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship have achieved the feat of back-to-back-to-back titles, but Noblesville, Indiana's Bryan Clauson will start the 2014 season on Thursday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with that exact result in mind.

 After recovering from four missed races due to other commitments to win his first championship with the Corey Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian Racing #7 in 2012, Clauson stepped into the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #20 for 2013 and picked up where he left off. Seven wins each season and both championships now present him with the opportunity to join Steve Butler, Robbie Stanley, and Levi Jones as the only drivers to take three-straight.

 "Walking into an organization like that, where they have a tradition of winning championships, is a lot of pressure. To step in and go through the process, with the downs and ups of the season, it was satisfying and a lot of fun to work ourselves into form and contend for the championship. I'm excited about some changes we made through last season and in the offseason, so hopefully we can come out even stronger and defend it," Clauson said.

 The TSR operation was no stranger to success and championships, as Jones won four-of-five championships before Clauson broke through in 2012. The 2013 season posed a legitimate test, however, as the team saw changes in nearly every area. In addition to the change in the seat, only Brad Mariscotti remained from the crew, and the team switched to Beast Chassis. For the first race of the year, car builder Bob East joined the team as an advisor and Warren Beard completed the crew assembled by race director Jimmy Carr. East would become a full-time addition early in the season.

 Despite winning their first race out of the box in a spirited battle with Dave Darland, the beginning of the season was self-described as "challenging." Still, the group found enough footing for Clauson to take his second-straight "Eastern Storm" title in early June using consistent finishes, as a second win on the season was still lacking.

 "Each driver is so different. The characteristics of the way Bryan drives a car versus Levi before him are just not the same. Luckily, we meshed together pretty well from the start. It took us a little while to marry everything together and figure out exactly what Bryan likes, and that's when we started to see better results," Mariscotti said.

 The wins finally flooded in when the biggest week of the season came, as Clauson took back-to-back wins to close "Indiana Sprint Week" at Putnamville and Bloomington and steal the week-long championship. Two races later, he opened up "Sprint Car Smackdown" at Kokomo (IN) Speedway by slicing from 14th to win without the aid of a caution. By the time Clauson won at Little Rock, Arkansas in early September, he had tied Darland for the point lead.

 To close out the championship, they backed up a big win in the final Midwest race of the season at Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway with another in the first night at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. As Darland had difficulties, Clauson was steady and dueled with Darland at the "Oval Nationals" as he narrowly missed a win in the final race of the season while clinching the title in the process.

 Not only was it Clauson's fourth career National title (joining his two National Midget championships), it was the first Sprint Car title for former racer East, who has achieved numerous titles in both Midget and Silver Crown competition as crew chief and team manager.

 "The Sprint Car title was definitely a focus, after we got going. It was the only one that I hadn't won, and I wanted to do that. It was a lot of fun; it's the first series in so long where I had no other cars (chassis customers) competing, so I could totally concentrate on our team. It was a great group to race with. We believed in each other, and confidence makes a big difference," East said.

  Clauson, who now sits tied for 16th all-time with 25 career National Sprint Car wins, also relished the opportunity to win with his new group.

 "I always dreamed of working with Bob, but never really thought it would be on the sprint car side. When I was coming up, he was king of the midgets. To have an opportunity to work with him and get the chance to win the sprint car championship with him was cool. The chemistry he and Brad had, being friends even outside of racing, helped a lot. Bob wasn't necessarily supposed to work with us all year, but after Ocala it was obvious that we would be good together," Clauson said.

 For Mariscotti, it was a slightly different point-of-view, but the level of satisfaction was similar.

 "It meant a lot for me, personally, as the only guy still there from all our other championships. And we were able to win the Silver Crown championship, too, with Bobby (East). To be able to go out with a new driver and a really small team, it felt great to do it again," Mariscotti said.

  As the top six pairings from last season remain intact for 2014, along with some strong additions pursuing the full schedule, Clauson knows a target will be on them as they try to defend the crown with their Chevrolet Performance - Curb #20 Beast/Kistler.

 "It looks like the National Sprint Car bunch is as strong as I can remember it being, and we know that other teams have gotten better in the off-season, so we'll have to start a little quicker and be even better than last year to do it again," Clauson said.

 Thursday's season opener at Ocala kicks off "Winter Dirt Games V," which is preceded by a practice night Wednesday evening. Tickets are still available for advance purchase at BubbaRacewayPark.com while an online pay-per-view is offered at USACracing.tv and further information about the race, including post-race coverage, will be found at USACracing.com.
--USAC--

Feb 17 2014
OCALA USAC SPRINTS SPORT "NEW LOOK" FOR 2014 THIS WEEK

from DICK JORDAN
 The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series debuts this week at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. with new faces, new teams and new sponsors as participants begin their quest for USAC records and championships.

 The "Winter Dirt Games V," part of Bubba Raceway Park's 3rd Annual Bubba Army "Winter Nationals," features the top 2013 USAC drivers and some new stars in three consecutive nights of heart-pounding action on the D-shaped 3/8-mile dirt oval. A 30-lap feature caps Thursday, Friday and Saturday action.

 It marks the fourth straight year the USAC stars have competed at Ocala. Bryan Clauson, winner of last year's opener, will return to defend his 2013 AMSOIL National championship and will again face the challenge of two-time 2013 Ocala winner Tracy Hines and drivers Dave Darland and Kevin Thomas Jr., who, like Clauson, each scored seven feature wins last year. Darland wound up as the 2013 series runner-up, Thomas was fifth and Hines was sixth.

 Darland and Hines are actively pursuing the all-time USAC National Sprint Car victory mark, held for three decades by Tom Bigelow at 52. Darland has 47 and Hines 45. Darland also hopes to break the record of A.J. Foyt and Mel Kenyon, who each scored at least one USAC National win in 21 consecutive years. He previously topped the Foyt and Kenyon records with his 22nd straight year in a USAC victory lane earlier this year at Peoria, Ariz. but that was not in a National feature. In addition, Darland owns 99 total (National and Regional) USAC career wins, so he is eyeing the magic 100 this week. Only Foyt, Kenyon and Rich Vogler previously reached that figure.

 Jon Stanbrough, who was third to Clauson and Darland in the 2012 AMSOIL standings, will debut at Ocala with a new team, partnering with Kevin Thomas Jr. in a two-car assault on the title.

 Former USAC Champion Levi Jones, who holds the all-time record for consecutive series starts at a remarkable 227, will be on hand, not in a driving role, but as crew chief for Jarett Andretti as Jarett and his father John pursue USAC glory in the 2014 AMSOIL series.

 In addition to Clauson and Hines, previous Ocala USAC Sprint winners include Damion Garner and Darren Hagen. Gardner has three Ocala wins to his credit, while Clauson and Hines have two and Hagen one.

 Florida's spot in USAC history is solidified as it hosted the first-ever USAC Sprint race in 1956, won by Bob Sweikert, the previous year's Indianapolis 500 winner, at West Palm Beach.

 Advance tickets for "Winter Dirt Games V" are available at BubbaRacewayPark.com and live pay-per-view will be available through USACracing.tv! Stay tuned to both websites for more details. Practice night on Wednesday the 19th kicks off the action.
--USAC--



OCALA SPRINTS, ALL USAC MIDGETS TARGETED FOR PRO SOURCE MONEY
 from DICK JORDAN
 Buck and Betty Rice of Pro Source Professional Project Resources in Grand Saline, Texas have once again exhibited their support of USAC and grass roots racing with monetary fast qualifier postings for the upcoming "Winter Dirt Games V" AMSOIL National Sprint races at Ocala, Fla. and the entire 2014 Honda National Dirt and Honda Pavement Midget Series.

  Each fast qualifier at this week's February 20-21-22 Ocala Sprint races will earn a $200 Pro Source bonus. All 2014 Honda USAC Midget fast qualifiers will earn a $100 Pro Source bonus, while the driver who accumulates the most fast times over the course of the Midget season will earn a $2,000 bonus!

 These postings continue a long history of Pro Source involvement with USAC participants. "We are so blessed to have Buck and Betty among USAC's most enthusiastic supporters," says USAC's Jason McCord.

 The Honda USAC National Midget Series opens with the April 11-12 "Kokomo Grand Prix" in Indiana, while the Honda Pavement Midget series gets under way May 24 with the "Night Before the 500" classic at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

 --USAC-



Feb 14 2014
BACON, STOCKON RETURN TO CHALLENGE FOR 2014 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CROWN
from DICK JORDAN USAC
            Brady Bacon and Chase Stockon sat just outside the championship picture in 2013, finishing third and fourth in points, respectively. In a strange season that produced 21 wins for the threesome of champion Bryan Clauson, runner-up Dave Darland and fifth in points Kevin Thomas, Jr., only one win apiece fell to the duo.

 With the 2014 season starting February 20-21-22 at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park, both are back and expected to compete full-time, looking to expand on their consistent form of last season and add in the win department. Bacon, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver who competed full-time in 2007-2008 with Kasey Kahne Racing before pursuing other series, returned to USAC last season with the potent Hoffman Auto Racing team.

 After combining for a few races in 2012, which included a win at West Memphis, Arkansas, the combination seemed to pick up steam as the season progressed, remaining mathematically in the title hunt until very late in the season. Despite Bacon's few USAC starts in the previous four seasons and a switch in equipment for the team, the #69 amassed 17 top-five and 26 top-ten finishes in 33 races.

 "It had been a long time since I had run regularly, so I had to adjust to the cars some and to tracks I hadn't seen in a while. Thankfully, we were able to get our qualifying figured out early, as I hadn't done the time-trial format much lately," said the 24-year-old Bacon, adding, "I really enjoy racing with the Hoffmans; they take this just as seriously as I do. I know they're doing whatever they can to make us fast. With a new deal for chassis and me coming back, we worked well to overcome that and keep getting better. We just need to come a little hotter out of the box this season and focus on salvaging the bad nights and making the most of our good ones."

  Owners of a record nine USAC National Sprint Car owner's championships to go along with their all-time best 82 wins in the series, Hoffman Auto Racing brings back a similar program to last year for Bacon. After making the switch to Triple X chassis with Bacon's arrival, the team will continue to utilize those frames along with Stanton Mopar engines as they have retained sponsors Mean Green, Lykins Oil, and Hoosier Tire.

 "We're grateful to have our sponsors back for this year to keep us going. We've focused on updating our equipment and making sure everything is ready. Brady's been a great fit for us. He's a lot of fun to be around and is very low-maintenance. We're really glad to get together for a second year; we know each other a bit better now and got going faster at the end of last year," team president Richard Hoffman said.

 Stockon is ready for his third full season on tour, as the 25-year-old Elizabethtown, Indiana driver finished seventh in points on the strength of two wins in 2012 before his placing of fourth last season. In addition to 16 top-five finishes and 23 top-tens, he posted three fast times and won eight heat races. Stockon even led the point standings from early May until early June.

  "Just the more we've run different tracks and against better cars, we've learned a lot. We took some data from nights we were fast and applied them to similar tracks, and we've just gradually gotten closer. Getting to race some local shows for Chris Gentry helped a lot, too, both with just racing more and with learning more to apply to my car," said Stockon.

 Stockon's familiar, eye-catching #32 DRC/Fisher retains his key partners for this season, most notably co-owner Tom Burkey from Superior Tank & Trailer. Also supporting Stockon's third-year effort are Crescent Electric Supply, Network Electric, Butlerbuilt, Ted Brown's Quality Paint & Auto Body, Angle Buildings, Goodridge, and AFCO.

 "We're running the same combination we have for two years now. We have a lot of confidence after the way we ended this past year. Our goal was to finish this past season in the top-five, and it actually seemed to go a little better than I expected. Looking back now, though, there were a few nights where we had problems or let good finishes slip away, and without those we could have been in title contention. I don't want to get too caught up in that stuff, though. We just want to keep the stress low and have as much fun as possible," the always-optimistic Stockon said.

 Both Bacon and Stockon have been strong in Florida, as neither finished outside the top-seven in any of the three features contested there last February. Next week's "Winter Dirt Games V" kicks off with Wednesday's practice night followed by three complete programs on the nights that follow.

 For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit BubbaRacewayPark.com. More information on the series and the online pay-per-view of the event will be available at USACracing.com.


Feb 13 2014
COCKRUM, ANDRETTI AMONG ROOKIES AT OCALA;
NEW COMBINATIONS READY FOR 2014

by DICK JORDAN USAC
 The offseason is always a time of change for drivers and teams alike in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Four of the top-five in 2013 were new combinations in their first year of racing together.

 This year, the turnover has been down somewhat, and most of the changes from last season include teams that are already quite familiar with one another. At the same time, a fresh batch of rookies is ready to make a splash in the season opener at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida February 20-21-22.

  Silver Crown and Midget competitor Shane Cockrum looks to complete the entire National schedule as a rookie for Amati Racing, which was a winner twice in 2013 with veteran Jon Stanbrough. Cockrum finished in the top-five three times last season in Silver Crown competition and joins a familiar team for his first foray into the Sprint Car schedule.

 "My dad (Cliff Cockrum) ran for a lot of years and (car owner) Shane Wade's grandpa is Chuck Amati. So there was a lot of history there and a little bit of a rivalry. We've become good friends in recent years and kicked around the idea of getting together. Without racing a whole lot, we had a pretty good year last year and he is giving me the opportunity to take the next step," said the new driver of the Marion Underground Construction - Shane Wade Enterprises #66 J&J, adding "We get along great and have a great full-time mechanic, Jeff Peterson, so we're gonna race against the best in the business and take on that challenge. I'm confident we can run with them, as long as we get our program fine-tuned and get enough seat time for me."

 Jarett Andretti, another recognizable face in the Silver Crown Series last season, tries to build on his five Sprint Car appearances from last year that peaked with a tenth-place finish at Eldora Speedway in September. He heads to Florida with a formidable crew chief in his corner on the Window World - Indy Trading Post #18 Spike.

 "We wanted to take another step with our sprint car program and we've known Levi Jones for a couple years now, so we contacted him and he was on board. His credentials speak for themselves and I think his perspective on things can help us improve where we need to. I really like the dirt sprint car and the power it brings. There's no feeling like throwing a 900-horsepower car sideways. We want to perform this year when the eyes are on us; I think we have some experience now and are taking the steps we need to in the off-season to get better," Andretti said.

 After winning last year's "Four Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, Jeff Walker Racing and Chris Windom continue their re-kindling as the new season begins. The duo won the 2010 Perris (CA) "Oval Nationals" before spending more than two seasons apart prior to their reunion last season.

 2012 National Series feature winner Justin Grant also returns to a comfortable seat, that with Mark Hery Racing. The duo separated last season after taking the #40 to a win during "Indiana Sprint Week" at Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway, which was the first National win for both of them.

 Casey Shuman, who began the 2012 season with Rick Pollock before splitting in late May, will again drive the #21x out of Illinois after beginning their season at Peoria, Arizona's Canyon Speedway Park for the "Winter Challenge."

  Other rookies expected to compete on a frequent basis include Arizona driver Dalten Gabbard, who is slated to drive for Baldwin Brothers Racing, Midwest-based teenagers Aaron Farney and Carson Short, along with Texas driver Nathan Moore.

 Advance tickets for "Winter Dirt Games V" are available at BubbaRacewayPark.com and live pay-per-view will be available through USACracing.tv! Stay tuned to both websites for more details. Practice night on Wednesday the 19th kicks off the action.
--USAC--


Feb 13 2014
Kraig Kinser Opens the 2014 Season at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida
By Kraig Kinser Racing PR
     BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Feb. 12, 2014— Every new season begins with a great amount of excitement and optimism for Kraig Kinser. After returning from Australia, where he won twice and finished in the top-10 in all eight of his starts during the off-season, the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season can’t open soon enough for the third-generation driver. Kinser is set to open the World of Outlaws campaign with a trio of races this weekend at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, following a pair of starts with the UNOH All Star Circuit at the half-mile on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 13.
 
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series portion of the DIRTCar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment begins on Friday, Feb. 14, continues on Saturday, February 15 and concludes Sunday, Feb. 16. Each night will feature a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The three races at Volusia open an 85-plus race World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series schedule for Kinser aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim.
 
“It’s always good to get a new season underway,” said Kinser. “I was honestly ready to get the season going when I got back from Australia. It was great to get some seat time down there and to pick up a couple wins and run near the front just about every night down there. That certainly boosts the confidence heading into the season and we feel like we like made some good gains in the off-season at the shop.”
 
Kinser finished ninth on opening night at Volusia last year. He followed that up with a third-place performance on the second night and was 11th in the finale. The native of Bloomington, Ind., was third in time trials on opening night, 10th on night two and was fifth on the speed charts in the finale, with a stout field of nearly 40 cars from coast-to-coast in attendance each night. Kinser left the Sunshine State fourth in points in 2013.
 
The 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals was victorious at Volusia Speedway Park in 2005 with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Kinser has made 19 feature event starts with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Volusia, earning 10 top-10 finishes in those races, with five of those being top-five performances. Kinser’s third-place showing on the second night of last year’s DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment marked his best finish with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the half-mile located about a half hour west of Daytona Beach.
 
“I’ve always run pretty well at Volusia,” noted Kinser. “It’s a unique track for sure, with the complexion of the surface, having a sandy base to it. It takes a lot of horsepower and the way the air is down there, you usually are putting out plenty of power. Last year we qualified well each night and that will definitely be a key again this year, with how the Outlaws format is. It will be good to have a couple of nights to try some things in the All Stars races.”
 
Last season, Kinser was victorious with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York, aboard his familiar No. 11K. He picked up 34 top-10 finishes on the year, with 10 of those being top-five showings, en route to finishing 11th in points. Kinser was fastest in time trials at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon, during the annual Gold Rush Tour and earned bonus points for qualifying among the top-five on 10 occasions. Kinser picked up the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award three times in 2013. Over the course of the season he won five heat races and raced his way into the dash 22 times.
 
Kinser opens the 2014 season with 15 career World of Outlaws A-Feature wins, with 12 of those triumphs coming aboard the No. 11K. Nearly 90 races are currently on the World of Outlaws schedule that will see Kinser compete at over 54 tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces.
 
“We have quite the schedule this year,” said Kinser. “This is very reminiscent of the first couple of years I was on the road when there were 90-plus races a year. We have a good mix of tracks that we traditionally visit and a couple new ones as well this year, which is always fun. Starting the year off on the right foot at Volusia is always the goal, and to carry some momentum west for all the races out there. The off-season went by pretty quick and we are certainly ready to get back racing.”
 
The 2014 campaign will mark the final time that Kinser’s father and team owner, Steve, the 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, competes for a series title.
 
Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.
 
Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Volusia Speedway Park:
0.5- Miles around Volusia Speedway Park
1- Career win at Volusia, coming in 2005 with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions
3- Nights of racing at the half-mile for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
5- Consecutive nights of sprint car racing scheduled during the DIRTcar Nationals in 2014
7- Different seasons competing at the half-mile in Florida
10- Career Top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws at Volusia
10.7- Average finish in 19 main event starts with the World of Outlaws at Volusia
12.569- Track record at Volusia established in 2011
15- Career World of Outlaws A-Feature wins heading into the 2014 season
19- Main event starts with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Volusia
34- Top-10 finishes last season with the series
143.209- Track record at Volusia in miles per hour set in 2011
908- Miles from the Steve Kinser Racing shop in Bloomington, Ind. to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.
2005- Year of first start at Volusia
 
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Feb 12 2014
DARLAND CHASES USAC WIN RECORD, CHAMPIONSHIP WITH PHILLIPS MOTORSPORTS
from DICK JORDAN
 It was yet another year with new surroundings for Dave Darland in 2013. "The People's Champ," as he has become affectionately known, came off a six-win runner-up season with Jeff Walker Racing in 2012 and had to find a new home.

 That came in the form of Phillips Motorsports, with owners Steve & Carla Phillips still looking for their first USAC win. After nearly delivering that win in the first race of the season in Ocala, Florida after a frenzied battle with Bryan Clauson, the collaboration celebrated in victory lane at Bloomington (IN) Speedway's "Larry Rice Classic" in May with their first victory.

 They picked up steam as the season progressed, trading blows with Clauson and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team as the championship hung in the balance. Although Darland and the #71P fell short of the title, they picked up six more wins, including some of the biggest on the schedule in the Kokomo (IN) "Sprint Car Smackdown" and the year-ending "Oval Nationals" in Perris, California.

 "It was an incredible yearthat makes us look back and say 'Wow, did we really do that?' Our goal at the start of the year was to win a race and keep ourselves in the top-10. To win like that and take such big events, it was just a lot of fun. We better enjoy this, because it's hard to have a season like that and who knows if it will happen again," Steve Phillips said.

  Not only did the combination finish as the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship runner-up, both sides received other accolades. Steve Phillips garnered the "Crew Chief of the Year" award while Darland was named the first winner of the "Jason Leffler Award," an honor bestowed on the Lincoln, Indiana native for his appreciation of the sport's history and his representation of the sport, much in the same way as Leffler.

 "Jason was a great race car driver and a great person, so it was really meaningful to be the first recipient of that award. I enjoy open-wheel racing and try to do the best I can. He was younger than me, but we grew up together in a way, racing on the same teams and whatnot. It feels good to have so many friends and fans and have people think of me like that," Darland said, adding, "Last year was a lot of fun and a great accomplishment for us to do so well. Nobody expected that, probably not even us. It's rewarding to have a season like that with our little team."

 Seven wins in 2013 have elevated Darland into rarified air, now sitting second all-time in National Sprint Car wins. The 47-year-old is just five behind leader Tom Bigelow, and has leapt two ahead of Tracy Hines as the two vie for the top of the charts. Darland also looks to make 2014 the 22nd consecutive year with a USAC National win, which would break a tie with A.J. Foyt and Mel Kenyon for the longest streak all-time.

 "That's never been the kind of thing I dwell on, but it's cool to hear things like that when people talk about it. I've had a lot of great teams like the Phillips family that have helped me along the way. I'm looking forward to racing with them again and trying to win some more. We have a lot of fun and hopefully we can have some of the good luck we had last year," Darland said.

  Phillips Motorsports navigated last season's schedule despite a lack of major sponsorship, and they continue to seek backing for the upcoming season. Steve Stroud of Racer's Advantage Store in Phoenix returns to assist the team, as well as Frank Daigh, Surf-N-Sprint, Jockish Flowers, Ealey Trucking, BT Miller Farms, Maaco of Lafayette Road, Fatheadz Eyewear, Pallet Builders, Lucas Oil, Super Shox, Greene's Truck & Auto, and Rod End Supply. They continue to use DRC Chassis and Foxco Engines.

  "There were so many good things that happened to us last year - I never dreamed of winning "Crew Chief of the Year" and we finished second and won big races - the good thing is we left something on the table that we want. Now we can try harder to go after the championship this season. We have more drive than ever. There are lofty goals there, and we still just need to line up the funding to get us to the end. Carla and Brenda (Darland's wife), especially, have worked really hard at that, and we just have to come up with some more help," Steve Phillips said.

  After a practice night on February 19th, the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship runs three consecutive nights at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida February 20-21-22. Advance tickets are available at BubbaRacewayPark.com and additional information concerning the event will be forthcoming at USACracing.com.

 --USAC--


STOOPS BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC KOKOMO "SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN III"
from DICK JORDAN
 In just two years, Kokomo Speedway's "Sprint Car Smackdown" has become one of the most anticipated stops on the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship tour, along with a favorite destination of die-hard sprint car fans. For 2014, Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer will serve as title sponsor of the event.

 Jeff Stoops has long been a supporter of the United States Auto Club and sprint car racing, in general. In addition to being a car owner and series sponsor in the past, Stoops supported the first two editions of the event by posting bonus money and sponsoring laps. This year, he teams up with the O'Connor family who owns and promotes the quarter-mile oval to back "Sprint Car Smackdown III."

 "Having been a small part of the event over the first two years, it's been great to see it grow and become a cornerstone event on the USAC and Kokomo calendars. We want to support the O'Connor family and the Sprint Car circuit with what is now one of the premier events in the country," Jeff Stoops said.

  The event will again feature three full nights of USAC Sprint Car racing, with action taking place Thursday through Saturday, August 21-23. Both former event champions, Bryan Clauson and Dave Darland, are expected to return for another shot at the crown while pursuing the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.

  Kokomo Speedway and the O'Connor family continue their support of USAC racing, which also includes the inaugural "Kokomo Grand Prix" for Honda National Midgets on April 11-12. They will also host "Indiana Midget Week" on Sunday, June 15th and "Indiana Sprint Week" on Saturday, July 12th.

 "We are really happy to have Stoops on board and try to keep growing the "Smackdown" in August. The two we've had featured some great racing and a lot of fun, too. Our goal is to keep making it bigger and better every year," said race organizer Reece O'Connor.

 Reserved seat tickets are already available and can be ordered by calling 815-468-8690. Three-night tickets are available for $80 and include a complimentary pit pass if ordered before March 31st.

 --USAC--


Feb 4 2014
DARLAND TAKES "WINTER CHALLENGE" TITLE;
FINAL 3 WINS TO COPELAND, DARLAND & VANDER WEERD

from DICK JORDAN USAC
    Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. emerged as the champion of the six-race "Winter Challenge" series, posting three victories and a second on his way to a five-point margin over runner-up Josh Pelkey. The USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car events were all held at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

  Darland's third win came in Friday night's 30-lapper as he piloted Casey Minks' Mesilla Valley Transportation/Shark Racing Engines Eagle to victory over Josh Hodges, Nic Faas, Mike Martin and Pelkey. Darland led the first 10 and last 13 laps, while Hodges led seven laps during mid-race.

  Colby Copeland of Roseville, Calif. won Thursday's 30-lapper, leading wire-to-wire in his Ted Williams Bandit Racing/Marks Bolts Maxim. Charles Davis Jr. was second ahead of Richard Vander Weerd, Shon Deskins and Casey Shuman.

 Saturday's finale found Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., passing Darland on lap 15 and leading to the checkered flag in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim. Darland led the first 14 laps and finished second ahead of Pelkey, Davis and Hodges.

 The USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars resume action in another non-points "special event" March 6 in the "Sin City Showdown" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

 The 2014 USAC racing calendar now focuses on the February 20-22 Bubba Army "Winter Nationals" AMSOIL National Sprint Car events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

--USAC--



Feb 2 2014
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
February 1, 2014 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"


 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. Nic Faas (#73 Ford), 4. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 5. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon), 6. Stevie Sussex (#4 Price), 7. Ryan Bernal (#111 Minks). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dave Darland (#1X Minks), 2. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5. Mitch Mack (#92 Mack), 6. Michael Woodruff (#83 Woodruff), 7. Casey Shuman (#21X Pollock). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kenny Perkins (#0K Perkins), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Will Perkins (#0 Perkins), 7. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes). NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 5. James Aragon (#57X Stone), 6. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

 SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Martin, 3. Sussex, 4. Curtis, 5. Aragon, 6. Grady, 7. Woodruff, 8. Dykes, 9. Mack, 10. W.Perkins. NT

 
 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Josh Pelkey,
4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Shon Deskins,
7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Nic Faas, 9. Brady Bacon,
10. Stevie Sussex, 11. Kenny Perkins, 12. Michael Curtis,
13. Jason Grady, 14. Mike Colegrove, 15. Mike Martin,
16. Tye Mihocko, 17. Matt Rossi, 18. Colby Copeland,
19. Andy Reinbold, 20. James Aragon, 21. Jace Vander Weerd,
22. Josh Shipley. NT

**Shuman flipped during the second heat.
Curtis flipped during the fourth heat.
Mack and Perkins flipped during the semi. 
Copeland and Colegrove flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Darland, Laps 15-30 R.Vander Weerd.

 FINAL WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Darland-357,
2-Pelkey-352,
3-Davis-294,
4-Shuman-280,
5-Johnson-267,
6-Faas-264,
7-Hodges-251,
8-Deskins-245,
9-Bacon-243,
10-Martin-220.

NEXT SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT RACE: March 6 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Dirt Track


Feb 1 2014
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
 January 31, 2014 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"


       FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. Casey Shuman (#21X Pollock), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 7. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey). NT

       SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jimmy Crawford (#51X Crawford), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Kenny Perkins (#0K Perkins), 4. Stevie Sussex (#4 Price), 5. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon), 6. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 7. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 8. Ryan Bernal (#111 Minks). NT

       THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dave Darland (#1X Minks), 2. Michael Woodruff (#83 Woodruff), 3. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller), 4. Josh Grady (#12J Grady), 5. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold), 6. James Aragon (#57X Stone), 7. Taylor Walton (#77X Walton). NT

       FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 2. Nic Faas (#73 Ford), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 6. Mitch Mack (#92 Mack), 7. Will Perkins (#0 Perkins). NT

       ALSO AT TRACK: David Dykes (#55NM Dykes).

       SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Reinbold, 2. Deskins, 3. Johnson, 4. Colegrove, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Ja.Grady, 7. Aragon, 8. Mack, 9. W.Perkins, 10. Bacon, 11. Bernal, 12. Davis. NT

       FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Nic Faas,
4. Mike Martin, 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. Casey Shuman, ]
7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Shon Deskins,
10. R.J. Johnson, 11. Tye Mihocko, 12. Michael Curtis,
13. Andy Reinbold, 14. Colby Copeland, 15. Kenny Perkins,
16. Josh Grady, 17. Jimmy Crawford, 18. Aaron Reutzel,
19. Mike Colegrove, 20. Jason Grady, 21. Michael Woodruff,
22. Stevie Sussex. NT

**Walton flipped during the third heat. Davis flipped during the semi. Reutzel, Crawford, Ja.Grady, and Jo.Grady flipped during the feature.

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Darland, Laps 11-17 Hodges, Laps 18-30 Darland.

 NEW WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Darland     -290,
2-Pelkey      -284,
3-Shuman    -277,
4-Davis        -238,
5-Faas         -219,
6-Johnson  -213,
7-Bacon      -203,
8-Hodges   -196,
9-Deskins  -194,
10-Reutzel-193.

 

NEXT SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT RACE: February 1 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"




USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: January 30, 2014 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 2. Casey Shuman (#21X Pollock), 3. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller), 4. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Dave Darland (#1X Minks), 7. Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart), 8. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 9. Ryan Bernal (#111 Minks). NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., (#50 Massey), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Mitch Mack (#92 Mack), 4. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 5. Michael Woodruff (#83 Woodruff), 6. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 7. Taylor Walton (#77X Walton), 8. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 9. Will Perkins (#0 Perkins). NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 2. Nic Faas (#73 Faas), 3. Stevie Sussex (#4 Price), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 7. Jimmy Crawford (#51X Crawford), 8. Kenny Perkins (#0K Perkins), 9. Josh Grady (#12J Grady). NT

 SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Crawford, 3. Pelkey, 4. Walton, 5. Woodruff, 6. K.Perkins, 7. Jo.Grady, 8. Everhart, 9. Dykes, 10. W.Perkins, 11. Bernal. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Colby Copeland, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Shon Deskins, 5. Casey Shuman, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Mike Colegrove, 11. Nic Faas, 12. Stevie Sussex, 13. Tye Mihocko, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Michael Curtis, 16. Kenny Perkins, 17. Taylor Walton, 18. Michael Woodruff, 19. Aaron Reutzel, 20. Jimmy Crawford, 21. Jason Grady, 22. Mitch Mack. NT


 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Copeland.

 NEW WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Davis-235,
2-Pelkey-231,
3-Shuman-226,
4-Darland-221,
5-Bacon-198,
6-Johnson-177,
7-Bernal-176,
8-Reutzel-164,
9-Faas-155,
10-Deskins-154.

 NEXT SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT RACE: January 31 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"


Jan 28 2014
3 "WINTER CHALLENGE" FINALES THIS WEEK AT CANYON;
DARLAND TAKES 2 & SETS USAC MARK; BACON GETS OPENER

from DICK JORDAN
    The third "Winter Challenge" for USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Cars concludes this week with Thursday, Friday and Saturday races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Saturday's finale offers $5,000 to win and if last week's races are any indicator, Dave Darland will be the man to beat.
   Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., swept Saturday and Sunday night 30-lappers in his Casey Minks machine, leading all 30 laps Sunday night after passing teammate Ryan Bernal on lap 18 Saturday. Saturday's victory established a new all-time record for drivers with at least one USAC win in consecutive years, marking the 22nd straight year Darland has found a USAC victory lane. He breaks the tie he shared at 21 with A.J. Foyt (1959-1979) and Mel Kenyon (1962-1982).
   Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. won Friday night's "Winter Challenge" opener, racing from 13th starting spot to pass Josh Pelkey on lap 14 and lead the final 17 laps in his Fatheadz Eyewear Triple X. Pelkey took second ahead of 2013 USAC Southwest Champ R.J. Johnson, Casey Shuman and 2013 USAC Western Classic Champ Ryan Bernal. Darland was eliminated from competition in a first-lap tangle after winning his heat race.
   Trailing Darland Saturday were Bernal, Johnson, Pelkey and Bacon. On Sunday Charles Davis Jr. picked up the runner-up spot ahead of Pelkey, Bernal and Shuman.
   Pelkey emerged from the three races as the early leader in the "Winter Challenge" standings, 15 ahead of Darland, with Johnson holding down third.

 WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Josh Pelkey          -194,
2-Dave Darland       -179,
3-R.J. Johnson         -177,
4-Ryan Bernal          -174,
5-Casey Shuman      -166,
6-Charles Davis Jr. -164,
7-Brady Bacon         -151,
8-Aaron Reutzel      -139,
9-Josh Hodges         -129,
10-Nic Faas              -117.
 


Jan 27 2014

USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
 January 26, 2014 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"

  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
2. Josh Grady (#12J Grady),
3. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin),
4. Stevie Sussex (#4 Price),
5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
6. Jimmy Crawford (#51X Crawford),
7. David Dykes (#52NM Dykes),
 8. Jason Grady (#45 Grady). NT

  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
2. Casey Shuman (#21X Pollock),
3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
4. Mitch Mack (#92 Mack),
5. Nic Faas (#73 Ford),
6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
7. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller). NT

  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dave Darland (#1X Minks),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Ryan Bernal (#111 Minks),
4. Dalten Gabbard (#5D Baldwin),
5. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
6. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon),
7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

  FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Charles Davis Jr.,
3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Ryan Bernal,
5. Casey Shuman, 6. R.J. Johnson,
7. Aaron Reutzel, 8. Stevie Sussex,
9. Josh Hodges, 10 Mike Martin,
11. Nic Faas, 12. Brady Bacon,
13. Tye Mihocko, 14. Michael Curtis,
15. Jason Grady, 16. Shon Deskins,
17. Jimmy Crawford, 18. Josh Grady,
19. David Dykes, 20. Colby Copeland,
21. Dalten Gabbard, 22. Mitch Mack. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.

WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Pelkey-194,
2-Darland-179,
3-Johnson-177,
4-Bernal-174,
5-Shuman-166,
6-Davis-164,
7-Bacon-151,
8-Reutzel-139,
9-Hodges-129,
10-Faas-117.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE:
January 30 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"


Jan 26 2014
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: January 24, 2014 - Peoria,
AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"

    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., (#50 Massey),
2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
3. Jimmy Crawford (#51X Crawford),
4. Ryan Bernal (#111 Minks),
5. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller),
6. Josh Grady (#12J Grady),
7. Dalten Gabbard (#5D Baldwin),
8. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams). NT

    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dave Darland (#1X Minks),
2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
3. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon),
4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
5. Nic Faas (#73 Ford),
6. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin),
7. Jason Grady (#45 Grady),
8. David Dykes ( #55NM Dykes). NT

    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Casey Shuman (#21X Pollock),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Stevie Sussex (#4 Price),
4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
5. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
6. Mitch Mack (#92 Mack),
7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 8. Ryan Linder
(#9 Linder/Whitney). NT

    SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Mack, 2. Gabbard,
3. Curtis, 4. Copeland,
5. Jo.Grady, 6. Dykes,
7. Ja.Grady, 8. Linder. NT

    FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Ryan Bernal,
3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Josh Pelkey,
5. Brady Bacon, 6. Aaron Reutzel,
7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Tye Mihocko,
9. Nic Faas, 10. Josh Hodges,
11. Mike Martin, 12. Casey Shuman,
13. Dalten Gabbard, 14. Shon Deskins,
15. Stevie Sussex, 16. Jimmy Crawford,
17. Matt Rossi, 18. Michael Curtis,
19. Mitch Mack, 20. David Dykes,
21. Josh Grady, 22. Colby Copeland. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Bernal, Laps 18-30 Darland.

 WINTER CHALLENGE POINTS:
1-Pelkey-124,
2-Bacon-119,
3-Bernal-117,
4-Johnson-114,
5-Darland-109,
6-Shuman-109,
7-Davis-100,
 8-Reutzel-95,
 9-Hodges-89,
10-Faas-82.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE:
January 26 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"




PEORIA USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPRINT "Special Event" RESULTS
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: January 24, 2014 - Peoria,
AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"

      FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dalten Gabbard (#5D Baldwin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Nic Faas (#73 Ford),
4. Jason  Grady (#45 Grady), 5. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller), 6. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 7. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder/Whitney),
8. Davis Dykes ( #55NM Dykes). NT
     
     SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dave Darland (#1X Minks), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. Mike Rux Jr. (#22 Rux),
4. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. Ryan Bernal (#111 Minks), 7. Stevie Sussex (#4 Edwards),
8. Josh Grady (#12J Grady). NT
     
     THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jimmy Crawford (#51X Crawford), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
4. Casey Shuman (#21X Pollock), 5. Mitch Mack (#92 Mack), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT
      SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Mihocko, 2. Curtis, 3. Martin, 4. Sussex,
5. Mack, 6. Jo.Grady, 7. Dykes, 8. Linder. NT

      FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Josh Pelkey, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Casey Shuman,
5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Aaron Reutzel, 8. Shon Deskins,
9. Nic Faas, 10. Charles Davis Jr., 11. Stevie Sussex, 12. Mike Martin,
13. Jason Grady, 14. Mitch Mack, 15. Josh Grady, 16. Dalten Gabbard,
17. Colby Copeland, 18. Tye Mihocko, 19. Michael Curtis, 20. Jimmy Crawford,
21. Mike Rux Jr., 22. Dave Darland. NT

 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Pelkey, Laps 14-30 Bacon.

 NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE:
January 25 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - "2014 Winter Challenge"


SESELY WINS NAPA KNOW HOW INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET FEATURE RACE
AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON FRIDAY NIGHT

by Steve Barrick
 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  January 25, 2014 . . .  Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., won Friday night’s NAPA Know How Indoor TQ 30-lap feature inside Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall after outdueling Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., in a mid-race showdown.
     Christopher led the first seven laps of the feature until Sesely worked his way under his long time, bitter Indoor racing rival. The two ran nose to tail through lap thirteen when following a restart they tangled, snapping one of Christopher’s car’s tie rods, ending his night. Sesely escaped unscathed and led to the finish.
    The mid-race turning point shuffled the pack behind leader Sesely with first Andrew Nye, then Jimmy Blewett, then Matt Janisch moving for the runner-up slot.
    The race was slowed fourteen times by caution flags. Janisch prevailed for second ahead of Rob Vivona, Brett Michalski and Rob Neely. The five were the only finishers from among the 23 race starters.
    “This is amazing but I’m as happy for Rob Vivona as I am for myself,” said Sesely. Vivona is a childhood friend of Sesely’s and was making his first start in racing after a six month sabbatical.  Vivona, who is fighting cancer, actually postponed a chemotherapy treatment to race in the Atlantic City events.
    Runner-up Janisch was involved in several scrapes during the feature but came back from each. “The first one, when I got spun and had to go to the rear of the field hurt my chances,” Janisch said. “But I’m happy to survive and finish second.
    Vivona, who was noticeably weakened from his drive, was humbled by his third place finish. “I got lucky a few times out there,” said Vivona. “I just wanted to finish and we did.”
    Ninety TQ Midget drivers time trialed to gain starting berths in a series of heat races.
    Sesely’s 8.276 time bested Christopher’s 8.326 clocking to set fast time. Andy Jankowiak, Tim Iulg, Andrew Nye, Neal Williams, Matt Roselli and Vivona rounded out the top eight.
    Two drivers, Erick Rudolph and Patrick Emerling originally had posted first and third fastest times respectively. But both times were disallowed when technical inspectors found irregularities in their cars’ fuel, a strict prohibition.  They were disqualified and did not compete in the Friday race action.
    Qualifying was also completed for Saturday night’s Champ Kart and Slingshot features. Justin Bonsignore’s 9.515 lap time outpaced Anthony Colandro, Jonathan Cash, Douglas Stearly and Chris Daley in the top five from among sixty six Karters on hand.
    Gary Hieber outran Matt Massone by running a 10.043 lap in the Slingshot time trial runs to lead a forty-four car field.  Eddie Strada, Frank Yankowski and Kurt Bettler trailed in the top five.
    The TQ Midgets will requalify for tonight’s 40-lap TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic main event.  Champ Kart and Slingshot features preceded the TQ headliner.
    TQ Midget A-Feature (30 Laps):
1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Matt Janisch, 3. Rob Vivona, 4. Brett Michalski,
5. Rob Neely, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Jimmy Blewett, 8. Mike Lichty,
9. Andrew Nye, 10. Mike Iles, 11. Tim Proctor, 12. Randy Cabral,
13. Tim Iulg, 14. Neal Williams, 15. Shawn Nye, 16. Ted Christopher,
17. Billy Pauch, 18. Zane Zeiner, 19. Donny Lia, 20. Jonathan Reid,
21. Matt Roselli, 22. Andy Jankowiak, 23. Lou Cicconi Jr., 24. Jeff Kot.         
  -End-



Jan 21 2014
The Ecstasy of Gold | Calistoga Speedway By Loud Pedal Productions

A Short Film about USAC at Calistoga that will surely Get Your blood flowing!
These guys have some great short films linked on the Youtube pages. This one is about USAC on the Claistoga dirt! If You didnt make the grand reopening last Sept there Well what Can I say you missed it ?? Some of the Greatest racing there has been reinvented if you can say that ? But to Me It was some of the best I ever saw out there and this year should be just as good or maybe even better?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpSiM9hnJto


2014 DEBUTS WITH CANYON'S SPRINT "WINTER CHALLENGE" from DICK JORDAN
    The 3rd Annual "Winter Challenge" opens this week at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. as USAC participants begin the 2014 racing season. Six races in nine nights are planned at the 3/8-mile dirt oval showcasing the stars of USAC's Southwest and West Coast Sprint Car Series.
    Defending champions of the two USAC series are R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest) and Danny Faria Jr. of Visalia, Calif. (West Coast). Johnson recorded 10 victories in 21 starts in 2013, while Faria had seven "podiums" including three feature wins in 16 West Coast appearances.
    Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind., the 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Champion, is the defending "Winter Challenge" king, while Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. won the inaugural 2012 title.
    Hines scored three "Winter Challenge" feature wins in 2012 and Clauson won three this past year. Other "Winter Challenge" feature winners have included Charles Davis Jr. (2 in 2013), Jon Stanbrough in 2013 and R.J. Johnson in 2013.
    This year's events commence on Friday night, January 24 and continue Saturday and Sunday nights. The finales are Thursday and Friday (Jan. 30-31) and the $5,000-to-win race Saturday, February 1.
    In 18 USAC Sprint events at Canyon during 2013, Johnson and Clauson each won seven times! Davis won twice, while 5-time USAC/CRA Sprint Champ Mike Spencer and National veteran Chase Stockon also earned wins.
    Despite the fact that the "Winter Challenge" races do not carry championship points toward either series, the Canyon races have produced memorable races in the two previous events.
    The Southwest Sprint Car points race officially commences March 16 at Peoria, while the West Coast Sprint point race kicks in March 15 and 16 at Tulare, Calif.
--USAC--

Nov 17 2013
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 16,
 Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 46th "Western World Championships"

 C-MAIN: (8 laps)
1. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Steven Harms (#60 Harms),
4. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy),
5. Johnny Shelton Jr. (#9S Shelton),
6. Jacob Hawkins (#28 Morin),
7. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#97 Norman),
9. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
10. Connor Kassik (#26 Kassik),
11. James Aragon (#57X Stone),
12. Josh Grady (#12J Grady). NT

 DASH: (6 laps)
1. Tracy Hines (#21 Pollock),
2. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
3. Dave Darland (#73 Ford),
4. Chad Boespflug (#74X Hodges),
5. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian),
6. Jerry Coons Jr. (#4G Cook),
7. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins),
8. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR). NT

 FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
3. Casey Shuman (#77 Hockett),
4. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley),
5. Jason Grady (#45 Grady),
6. Gary Taylor (#68 Beal),
7. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
8. Stevie Sussex (#57 Stone),
9. Jimmy Crawford (#3X Crawford),
10. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT),
11. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
12. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
13. Shelton,
14. Rossi,
15. Harms,
16. Bonneau,
17. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder/Whtiney). NT

 SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Thomas,
3. Bradley Terrell #5V VanLare),
4. Geoff Ensign (#3F Finkenbinder),
5. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
6. Dalten Gabbard (#5 Baldwin),
7. Parker Price-Miller (#9P Ronk),
8. Josh Shipley (#2X Bishop),
9. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams),
10. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
11. Pelkey, 12. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller),
13. Michael Curtis (11C Turner/Wheeler),
14. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
15. Hawkins,
16. Lundy,
17. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
18. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson,               2. Brady Bacon,
3. Chad Boespflug,             4. Dave Darland,
5. Tracy Hines,                    6. Casey Shuman,
7. Jerry Coons Jr.,              8. R.J. Johnson,
9. Jon Stanbrough,           10. Ronnie Clark,
11. Kevin Thomas Jr.,     12. Gary Taylor,
13. Jason Grady,              14. Geoff Ensign,
15. Dalten Gabbard,        16. Charles Davis Jr.,
17. Mike Colegrove,        18. Mike Spencer,
19. Parker Price-Miller, 20. Mike Martin,
21. Bradley Terrell,         22. Tom Ogle. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-3 Johnson,
Laps 4-30 Clauson.

FINAL SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Johnson            -1,273,
2-Davis                 -1,151,
3-Martin               -1,010,
4-Deskins                -893,
5-Clark                    -893,
6-Pelkey                 -797,
7-Reinbold             -795,
8-Hosford              -669,
9-St. James          -644,
10-M.Bonneau     -626.



Nov 16 2013
2014 USAC "WINTER DIRT GAMES" OPENERS AT OCALA FEB. 20-22
from DICK JORDAN
 Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. again serves as the venue for USAC's 2014 season openers. The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars will tackle the 3/8-mile dirt track in "Winter Dirt Games" on February 20, 21 and 22.
 "Florida race fans are excited that the USAC stars are coming back," says Ocala track owner Bubba Clem. "USAC has produced some of the most exciting racing in Florida history and we are all ready for three more nights of thrilling competition."
 Bryan Clauson opened his 2013 title defense with a victory at Ocala, one of seven he would post on his way to his second consecutive championship. A third straight title would put him in exclusive company. Nobody has won four in a row, but drivers Steve Butler, Robbie Stanley and Levi Jones each won three straight.
 Tracy Hines, the fifth most prolific USAC National race winner ever, swept two features at Ocala last year. His all-time National total is now 86, which includes 45 in the Sprint cars.
 Dave Darland, the 2013 AMSOIL runner-up and second to Clauson in the 2013 opener, won seven times this season and trails all-time USAC Sprint winner Tom Bigelow by just five victories. He ranks second ahead of Jack Hewitt and Hines.
   Damion Gardner, USAC's 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion, won two of three races at Bubba Raceway Park in 2011 and one in 2012. Clauson also scored a 2011 victory and Darren Hagen grabbed one in 2012.
   USAC 2013 "Rookie" Tyler Courtney also figures to be among top threats at Ocala after he grabbed a second-place finish in last year's Ocala finale.
--USAC--



Nov 15 2013
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 14,
- Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 46th "Western World Championships"


FIRST HEAT #1: (8 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17m Colegrove),
2. Parker Price-Miller (#9p Ronk),
3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
5, Dave Darland (#73 Ford),
6. Gary Taylor (#68 Beal),
7. Josh Grady (#12J Grady),
8. Stevie Sussex (#57 Stone),
9. Dalten Gabbard (#5D Baldwin). NT

SECOND HEAT #1: (8 laps)
1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#4G Cook),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Josh Shipley (#2x Bishop),
4. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder),
5. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
6. James Aragon (#57x Stone),
7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
8. Bruce St. James (#7k St. James),
9. Connor Kassik (#26 Kassik). NT

THIRD HEAT #1: (8 laps)
1. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
2. R.J. Johnson (#77m Michaels),
3. Brady Bacon (#99 Bacon),
4. Bradley Terrell (#5v VanLare),
5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
6. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT),
7. Aaron Reutzel (#21a Miller),
8. Joe Ramaker (#98x Ramaker),
9. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT


FIRST HEAT #2: (8 laps)
1. Darland, 2. Taylor,
3. Davis,   4. Clark,
5. Coons,   6. Bacon,
7. Lee,     8. Kassik,
9. Grady. NT

SECOND HEAT #2: (8 laps)
1. Copeland, 2. Terrell,
3. Johnson,  4. Ream,
5. Sussex,   6. Reutzel,
7. Rossi,    8. Shipley,
9. M.Bonneau. NT

THIRD HEAT #2: (8 laps)
1. Ogle,         2. Deskins,
3. Colegrove,    4. Linder,
5. Price-Miller, 6. Gabbard,
7. St. James,    8. Aragon,
9. Ramaker. NT

SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Reutzel,   2. Gabbard,
3. St. James, 4. Shipley,
5. M.Bonneau, 6. Grady,
7. Aragon,    8. Lee,
9. Kassik,   10. Rossi,
11. Ramaker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,          2. Brady Bacon,
3. Jerry Coons Jr.,       4. Dave Darland,
5. Aaron Reutzel,         6. Mike Colegrove,
7. Stevie Sussex,         8. Bradley Terrell,
9. Gary Taylor,          10. Tom Ogle,
11. Parker Price-Miller, 12. Bob Ream Jr.,
13. Bruce st. James,     14. Josh Shipley,
15. Ronnie Clark,        16. Josh Grady,
17. Shon Deskins,        18. Colby Copeland,
19. Ryan Linder,         20. Mike Bonneau,  
21. Charles Davis Jr.,   22. Dalten Gabbard. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Johnson-1,234,
2-Davis-1,130,
3-Mike Martin-965,
4-Deskins-892,
5-Clark-860,
6-Josh Pelkey-788,
7-Andy Reinbold-765,
8-St. James-643,
9-Brian Hosford-629,
10-Chris Bonneau-625.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST "Special Event" SPRINT RACE: November 15 -
"Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park - 46th Annual "Western World Championships"



Nov 12 2013
JOHNSON, DAVIS EYE USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT TITLE AT CANYON
3-NIGHT PROGRAM ALSO CARRIES USAC WEST COAST “SPECIAL” STATUS

 from DICK JORDAN
    R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. and Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. will settle their 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car title chase this week as Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the 46th “Western World Championships.”
    The three-night program (Thursday-Friday-Saturday) carries full Southwest points and is also listed as a “special event” for the West Coast Sprints. In addition, the program includes Honda USAC National/Western Midgets each night.
    Johnson and Davis have had four 1-2 finishes so far this year, each winning two
of those. Johnson has four Peoria wins, a second and a third in 2013, while Davis has two wins and two seconds at the track In 19 total Southwest races this year Johnson has had 16 podiums, which include nine feature wins! Davis has been on the podium 13 times, with five total race wins.
    In their ongoing battle for the lead in terms of all-time USAC feature wins in the state of Arizona, Davis leads with 11 to Johnson’s 10, while 2013 AMSOIL National Champ Bryan Clauson has nine.
    USAC West Coast Sprint Car Champion Danny Faria Jr. posted three late-series wins but he has not competed at Peoria this season.
 
 2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,161,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-1,104,
3-Mike Martin-965,
4-Shon Deskins-860,
5-Ronnie Clark-827,
6-Josh Pelkey-788,
7-Andy Reinbold-765,
8-Bryan Hosford-629,
9-Chris Bonneau-625,
10-Bruce St. James-614.
 
FINAL 2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.-930,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-903,
3-Bud Kaeding-862,
4-Markus Niemela-677,
5-Rusty Carlile-665,
6-Ryan Bernal-661,
7-Jace Vander Weerd-609,
8-Austin Liggett-545,
9-Landon Hurst-492,
10-Kevin Barnes-440.



Nov 5 2013
 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS CONCLUDE AT PEORIA NOV. 14-16;
SPENCER TAKES WCSP/SWSP “GRUDGE SERIES” AT PERRIS

from DICK JORDAN
    Drivers from USAC’s West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car series converge on Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the 46th “Western World Championships” November 14-16 in conclusion to the 2013 calendar, with series points on the line for the Southwest participants.
    The two series combined for last Friday night’s West Coast/Southwest “Budweiser
Oval Nationals” special event at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, won by Mike
Spencer.
    Spencer, of Temecula, Calif., emerged as the 2013 “Grudge Series” Champion after winning Thursday’s 30-lapper at the PAS, driving the Roy Miller Freightlines/Sander Engineering Bullet. He took the lead from Richard Vander Weerd on lap five, lost it to Bryan Clauson on lap 27, then outduelled Clauson
in the closing laps to lead the final three for the win. Matt Mitchell finished second ahead of Ryan Bernal, Brody Roa and Jon Stanbrough after Clauson slid wide in turn four, slipping to 12th at the finish.
 
 
2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,161,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-1,104,
3-Mike Martin-965,
4-Shon Deskins-860,
5-Ronnie Clark-827,
6-Josh Pelkey-788,
7-Andy Reinbold-765,
8-Bryan Hosford-629,
9-Chris Bonneau-625,
10-Bruce St. James-614.
 
2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR FINAL STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.-930,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-903,
3-Bud Kaeding-862,
4-Markus Niemela-677,
5-Rusty Carlile-665,
6-Ryan Bernal-661,
7-Jace Vander Weerd-609,
8-Austin Liggett-545,
9-Landon Hurst-492,
10-Kevin Barnes-440

Nov 3 2013
USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 2, 2013 –
Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals”
presented by All-Coast Construction

 from USAC
    QUALIFICATIONS: (Minus top-6 Friday points – no points)
1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.483;
2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-16.623;
3. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.708
4. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.753;
5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.761;
6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.763;
7. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.806;
8. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-16.832;
9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.861;
10. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-16.865;
11. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.868;
12. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-16.882;
13. John Aden, 7a, Aden-16.919;
14. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.924;
15. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.936;
16. Jake Swanson, 14, Springstead-16.960;
17. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.962;
18. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.969;
19. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.999;
20. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.025;
 21. Ryan Bernal, 73x, Ford-17.038;
22. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-17.092;
23. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.103;
24. Cody Swanson, 14J, Springstead-17.118;
25. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.160;
26. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.179;
27. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.201;
28. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-17.206;
29. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-17.209;
30. Bruce St. James, 7k, St. James-17.238;
31. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.264;
32. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.277;
33. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.298;
34. Wes McIntyre, 21B, Duinkerken-17.324;
35. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.354;
36. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.357;
37. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.369;
38. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-17.397;
39. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.401;
40. Austin Stone, 29x, Stone-17.412;
41. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.461;
42. Johnathon Henry, 39, Cal-Sun-17.681;
43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.800;
44. Chris Gansen, 4c, Gansen-17.968;
45. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-NT.
 
    FIRST QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points)
1. R.Vander Weerd,2. Ballou,
3. Hines,                   4. Bernal,
5. Mitchell,              6. Johnson,
7. Davis. 2:51.88

    SECOND QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points)
1. Stanbrough, 2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Thomas,        4. Windom,
5. Kruseman,   6. Kaeding,
7. Alexander,  8. St. James. 2:51.67

    THIRD QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points)
1. D.Gardner,  2. Grant,
3. Leary,          4. A.Williams,
5. C.Williams, 6. R.Gardner,
7. Bluntach,    8. Blinn. 2:46.58

    FOURTH QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points)
1. J.Swanson,    2. Roa,
3. Drake,            4. Bender,
 5. C.Swanson, 6. Bezio,
7. Faria,            8. Courtney. NT
 
    “SUPER-6 DASH”: (6 laps-no points)
1. Mike Spencer (#50 Chaffin),
2. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips),
3. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian),
4. Nic Faas (#4x Alexander),
5. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics).
NOTE: Chase Stockon (#32 32
TBI) did not start.
 
    B MAIN #1: (12 laps-no points)
1. Hines, 2. Mitchell,
3. Kaeding, 4. R.Gardner,
5. Cardey, 6. Bernal,
7. Niemela, 8. Drake,
9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Perkins,
11. Alexander, 12. T.Williams,
13. Blinn, 14. Stone.
15. St. James, 16. N.Hurst..
3:29.20
 
    B MAIN #2: (12 laps-no points)
1. Thomas,           2. Leary,
3. Windom,          4. Kruseman,
5. C.Williams,     6. A.Williams,
7. Sweeney,        8. Davis,
9. Bender,          10. McIntyre,
11. Wilson,        12. Reinbold,
13. Henry,         14. Bluntach,
15. C.Gansen,  16. D.J. Johnson,
17. C.Williams. NT
 
    FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Dave Darland,         2. Bryan Clauson,            3. Mike Spencer,
4. Chase Stockon,       5. Brady Bacon,               6. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
7. Damion Gardner,   8. Jon Stanbrough,          9. Tracy Hines,
10. Cory Kruseman, 11. Austin Williams,       12. R Vander Weerd,
13. C.J. Leary,          14. Brody Roa,                 15. Bud Kaeding,
16. Nic Faas,             17. Matt Mitchell,            18. Robert Ballou,
19. R.J. Johnson,     20. Jace Vander Weerd, 21. David Cardey,
22. Cody Williams,  23. Justin Grant,              24. Ronnie Gardner,
25. Nick Drake,       26. Jake Swanson. NT

**Bezio flipped during the fourth qualifying heat.
Grant flipped on lap 23 of
the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Darland.
 
FINAL AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Clauson               -1948,
2-Darland               -1,885,
3-Bacon                   -1,770,
4-Stockon               -1,698,
5-Thomas                -1,657,
6-Hines                   -1,541,
7-Ballou                  -1,451,
8-Windom               -1,220,
9-Courtney             -1,029,
10- Schuerenberg-1,000.
 
FINAL AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-D.Gradner     -1,259,
2-Spencer         -1,167,
3-Faas               -1,159,
4-Mitchell             -868,
5-Kaeding             -811,
6-A.Williams        -798,
7-C.Williams        -770,
8-Roa                    -703,
9-Bernal               -557,
10-R.J. Johnson -503.



Nov 2 2013
USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 1, 2013 –
Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals”
presented by All-Coast Construction

 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:  
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.126;
2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.329;
3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.376;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.398;
5. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-16.518;
6. Damion Gardner, 4A, Alexander-16.555;
7. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.615;
8. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.754;
9. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.773;
10. David Cardey, 92, Tredder-16.776;
11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-16.790;
12. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.796;
13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.822;
14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.828;
15. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.833;
16. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.843;
17. Danny Faria, r., 17v, Faria-16.843;
18. Bud Kaeding, 29, BZE-16.865;
19. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.866;
20. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-16.869;
21. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.908;
22. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRaT-16.995;
23. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-17.018;
24. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.034;
25. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-17.138;
26. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.148;
27. Jake Swanson, 14, Springstead-17.152;
28. Wes McIntyre, 21B, Duinkerken-17.152;
29. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.156;
30. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-17.161;
31. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.176;
32. Austin Stone, 29x, Coffman-17.190;
33. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.202;
34. Charles Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-17.222;
35. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.233;
36. Cody Swanson, 14J, Springstead-17.255;
37. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.259;
38. John Aden, 7A, Aden-17.309;
39. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.314;
40. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.336;
41. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.398;
42. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.432;
43. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.432;
44. Chris Gansen, 4c Gansen-17.533;
45. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.559;
46. Johnathon Henry, 39, Cal-Sun-17.618;
47. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-17.626;
48. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.900;
49. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-17.999;
50. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT;
51. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-NT;
52. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-NT;
53. Shon Deskins, 20s, SDR-NT.
(NOTE: J.J. Ercse also in car #14)
 
    C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Bezio, 2. Blinn, 3. Bluntach, 4. T.Williams, 5. Perkins,
6. Henry, 7. Alexander, 8. Reinbold, 9. St. James, 10. Gansen. 2:58.17
 
    FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Thomas, 3. Darland, 4. Hines, 5. D.Gardner,
6. Roa, 7. Niemela, 8. C.Swanson. 2:53.38
 
    SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Spencer, 3. Grant, 4. Faria, 5. Courtney,
6. Bender, 7. Stone, 8. J.Swanson. 2:53.89
 
    THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Mitchell, 3. Kaeding, 4. Drake, 5.
R.Gardner, 6. Aden, 7. McIntyre, 8. D.J. Johnson. 2:56.04
 
    FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Bernal, 5. Hurst, 6.
Davis, 7. C.Williams, 8. R.J. Johnson. 2:57.36
 
    FIFTH HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Faas, 2. R.Williams, 3. Sweeney, 4. Stanbrough, 5.
Cardey, 6. Wilson, 7. A.Williams, 8. J.Vander Weerd. 2:54.78
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. D.Gardner,      2. A.Williams,
3. Roa,            4. Cardey,
5. R.Gardner,      6. R.J. Johnson,
7. C.Williams,     8. J.Swanson,
9. Hurst,         10. Davis,
11. Bezio,        12. Courtney,
13. McIntyre,     14. J.Vander Weerd,
15. D.J. Johnson, 16. T.Williams,
17. Wilson,       18. Stone,
19. Niemela,      20. Bender,
21. C.Swanson,    22. Blinn,
23. Bluntach,     24. Aden. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Nic Faas,
2. Chase Stockon,
3. Brady Bacon,
4. Bryan Clauson,
5. Mike Spencer,
6. Damion Gardner,
7. Dave Darland,
8. Matt Mitchell,
9. Tracy Hines,
10. Justin Grant,
11. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
12. Bud Kaeding,
13. Jon Stanbrough,
14. C.J. Leary,
15. Cody Williams,
16. Danny Faria, Jr.,
17. R.J. Johnson,
18. Brody Roa,
19. Chris Windom,
20. Nick Drake,
21. Verne Sweeney,
22. Ronnie Gardner,
23. Robert Ballou,
24. Austin Williams,
25. David Cardey,
26. Rip Williams. NT

**Niemela flipped during the semi.
A.Williams & Cardey flipped on lap 5 of the
Feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faas.
 
NEW USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Clauson-1,891; 2-Darland-1,825;
3-Bacon-1,722; 4-Stockon-1,647; 5-Thomas-1,612; 6-Hines-1,505; 7-Ballou-1,434;
8-Windom-1,178; 9-Courtney-1,028; 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,258, 2-Faas-1,138,
3-Spencer-1,113, 4-Mitchell-849, 5-Kaeding-788, 6-A.Williams-767,
7-C.Williams-757, 8-Roa-678, 9-Bernal-556, 10-R.Williams-490.
 
NEXT USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: November 2 – Perris (CA) Auto
Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All-Coast Construction


USAC WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “Special Event”
RESULTS: October 31, – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway
– 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals”

presented by All-Coast Construction
 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Charles Davis Jr.,    50, Massey-16.739;
2. Bryan Clauson,       16B, Martin-16.767;
3. Mike Spencer,          7, Priestley-16.851;
4. Jon Stanbrough,       73, Ford-16.902;
5. Johnathon Henry,      17, Henry-16.949;
6. Shon Deskins,         20, Deskins-16.966;
7. Troy Rutherford,      11, Rutherford-17.004;
8. Danny Faria Jr.,      17V, Faria-17.035;
9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.045;
10. Landon Hurst,       179, Hurst-17.136;
11. Ryan Bernal,         56, Phulps-17.137;
12. R.J. Johnson,       77M, Michaels-17.160;
13. Jimmy Crawford,      3x, Crawford-17.169;
14. Colby Copeland,      74, Williams-17.223;
15. Jace Vander Weerd,   88, Vander Weerd-17.242;
16. Mike Martin,         16, Martin-17.265;
17. Matt Mitchell,       37, Mitchell-17.285;
18. Cory Kruseman,      21k, Kruseman-17.297;
19. Don Gansen,          7G, Gansen-17.348;
20. Bruce St. James,     7K, St. James-17.361;
21. Tom Hendricks,      14k, Kruseman-17.364;
22. Dennis Howell,       62, Howell-17.394;
23. Victor Davis,        13, Douglas-17.416;
24. Bob Ream Jr.,         8, BRAT-17.457;
25. Brody Roa,          91R, BR-17.067;
26. Jeff Sibley,         18, Watt-17.487;
27. J.J. Ercse,          14, Springstead-17.533;
28. Chris Ennis,         86, Ennis-17.548;
29. A.J. Bender,         12, Bender-17.578;
30. Chris Gansen,        4G, Gansen-17.601;
31. Trent Williams,      52, Williams-17.639;
32. Andy Reinbold,       19, Underwood-17.645;
33. Austin Stone,       29X, Coffman-17.730;
34. Kenny Perkins,        0, Perkins-19.313;
35. Stevie Sussex,       57, Stone-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. C.Davis,  4. Hendricks,
5. Roa,      6. Crawford,
7. Henry,    8. Stone,
9. Bender.  2:22.74
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Kruseman, 2. Deskins,
3. Howell,   4. Clauson,
5. Copeland, 6. Hurst,
7. C.Gansen, 8. Sibley,
9. Perkins. 2:21.28
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bernal,     2. Spencer,
3. Rutherford, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. D.Gansen,   6. Sussex,
7. Williams,   8. V.Davis,
9. Ercse. 2:20.70
 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Ream,
3. Faria,        4. Martin,
5. Ennis,        6. St. James,
7. Reinbold,     8. Stanbrough. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria,
3. Spencer,    4. Bernal,
5. Rutherford, 6. C.Davis,
7. Deskins,    8. Clauson. 1:46.46
 
B MAIN #1: (10 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Hurst,
3. Roa, 4. Copeland,
5. Sussex, 6. Stone,
7. St. James, 8. Ercse,
9. Williams, 10. Bender. 2:56.95
 
B MAIN #2: (10 laps)
1. D.Gansen, 2. Henry,
3. Crawford, 4. Reinbold,
5. Ennis,    6. C.Gansen,
7. V.Davis,  8. Sibley. 3:03.31
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Mike Spencer,
2. Matt Mitchell,
3. Ryan Bernal,
4. Brody Roa,
5. Jon Stanbrough,
6. R.J. Johnson,
7. Troy Rutherford,
8. Richard Vander Weerd,
9. Jace Vander Weerd,
10. Mike Martin,
11. Dennis Howell,
12. Bryan Clauson,
13. Tom Hendricks,
14. Bob Ream Jr.,
15. Don Gansen,
16. Danny Faria Jr.,
17. Charles Davis Jr.,
18. Cory Kruseman,
19. Johnathon Henry,
20. Jimmy Crawford,
21. Landon Hurst,
22. Shon Deskins. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-4 R.Vander Weerd,
Laps 5-19 Spencer,
Laps 20-27 Clauson,
Laps 28-30 Spencer.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE:
November 14-16 – “Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway
Park - 46th Annual “Western World Championships”
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR “Special Event”:
November 14-16 – “Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park
- 46th Annual “Western World Championships”

Oct 29 2013
NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT FINALES
UNFOLD AT THE PAS IN 18TH “BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS;”
CLAUSON, STOCKON TAKE “HALL OF FAME” WINS AT PEORIA
 
 from DICK JORDAN
    Saturday night’s 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” finale at    Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway offers the winner a $15,000 payday but it’s likely the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Championship is tantamount for Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. and Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. as they prepare for theseries finales.
Clauson has a 59-point lead over Darland after last weekend’s Hose Advantage
“Hall of Fame” races at Peoria, Ariz. where Clauson was the Friday night winner.
 
   Darland entered the weekend at Canyon Speedway Park just 13 points in arrears but slipped after Friday’s sixth-place finish. A pair of skirmishes during Saturday’s feature relegated him to a 20th-place finish.
   Darland was leading Friday’s race on Friday until Clauson took over on lap 23.
   The National point leader paced the final eight circuits for his 19th USAC feature victory of the year (including regional wins). Trailing Clauson’s Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Chevy Performance/Curb Records Beast/Kistler were Tracy Hines, Mike Spencer, Kevin Thomas Jr. and AMSOIL USAC/CRA point leader Damion
Gardner.
   Chase Stockon, of Elizabethtown, Ind., earned his first National victory of the season Saturday, leading the final 18 laps in his Superior Tank &
Trailer/Crescent Electric Supply DRC/Fisher. He passed Hines on lap two and led the last 29 laps to beat Hines, Justin Grant, USAC Southwest Sprint leader R.J. Johnson and Robert Ballou.
 
   Brady Bacon led the first 20 laps of Friday’s race but finished 13th at the checkered flag.
 
   The “Budweiser Oval Nationals” at Perris presented by All Coast Construction opens with Thursday night’s USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car “Grudge Series” event. The AMSOIL National and CRA Sprints take over Friday and Saturday, concluding the 2013 campaign for both series.
 
   Gardner, of Concord, Calif. enters the Perris finales with a 140-point USAC/CRA point lead over teammate Nic Faas. They recorded Peoria finishes of fifth and eighth (Gardner) and 19th and 14th (Faas).
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Bryan Clauson        -1,828;
2-Dave Darland         -1,771;
3-Brady Bacon           -1,658;
4-Chase Stockon       -1,582;
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.  -1,574;
6-Tracy Hines            -1,464;
7-Robert Ballou         -1,413;
8-Chris Windom         -1,155;
9-Tyler Courtney       -1,027;
10-H Schuerenberg  -1,000.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner   -1,208,
2-Nic                           -1,068,
3-Mike Spencer        -1,053,
4-Matt Mitchell            -803,
5-Bud Kaeding             -753,
6-Austin Williams       -751,
7-Cody Williams         -734,
8-Brody Roa                 -659,
9-Ryan Bernal             -551,
10-Rip Williams          -470.

PERRIS WEEKEND OPENS THURSDAY
WITH USAC WEST COAST/SOUTHWEST “GRUDGE SERIES”

from DICK JORDAN
    Thursday night’s USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car “Grudge Series” event at Perris (Calif.) Auto Perris kicks off the three-night 18th Annual “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction.
    Showcasing stars of USAC’s West Coast and Southwest 360 Sprint series, the race is a non-points “special event” for both series. The West Coast campaign concluded October 12 at Hanford, Calif., although “special events” remain at Perris and at Peoria, Ariz. November 14-16. The Southwest series is also involved in both the Perris and Peoria events, with points being awarded at Peoria.
    Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Calif. emerged as the 2013 West Coast Champion, while R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. leads the current Southwest standings. Johnson’s lead over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. is 57 points.
    Faria has not competed at Perris this year, while Johnson has five USAC/CRA outings at the half-mile dirt oval, his best finish being a seventh.
    Perris Auto Speedway continues with AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA competition on Friday and Saturday nights, closing out the “Budweiser Oval Nationals,” with Saturday night’s feature winner claiming a check for $15,000!
 
2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-R.J. Johnson         -1,161,
2-C Davis Jr.            -1,104,
3-Mike Martin             -965,
4-Shon Deskins          -860,
5-Ronnie Clark           -827,
6-Josh Pelkey            -788,
7-Andy Reinbold       -765,
8-Bryan Hosford       -629,
9-Chris Bonneau       -625,
10-Bruce St. James -614.
 
2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR FINAL STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.      -930,
2-R Vander Weerd    -903,
3-Bud Kaeding           -862,
4-Markus Niemela    -677,
5-Rusty Carlile          -665,
6-Ryan Bernaln         -661,
7-J Vander Weerd    -609,
8-Austin Ligget         -545,
9-Landon Hurst         -492,
10-Kevin Barnes       -440.




Oct 28 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: Oct 26
– Peoria, Arziona – Canyon Speedway Park –
13th Hose Advantage Store “Hall of Fame Classic”

 from USAC
    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.747; 2. Chase Stockon, 32,
32/TBI-13.775; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-13.842; 4. Bryan
Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.891; 5. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-13.924;
6. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-13.959; 7. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.972; 8. Tracy
Hines, 4, Hines-14.032; 9. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRaT-14.078; 10. Dave
Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.085; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.105; 12.
Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.124; 13. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.131; 14. Mike
Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.154; 15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.186; 16. R.J.
Johnson, 51, Martin-14.194; 17. Michael Curtis, 11c, Curtis-14.200; 18. Damion
Gardner, 4A, Alexander-14.200; 19. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.218; 20. Charles
Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-14.237; 21. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.271; 22. Josh
Pelkey, 12A, Allen-14.272; 23. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.299; 24. Jon Stanbrough,
73, Ford-14.303; 25. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-14.437; 2
 6.
Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.443; 27. Shon Deskins, 20x, SDR-14.448; 28. Tom
Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.558; 29. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Reinbold-14.673; 30. Bruce St.
James, 7K, St. James-14.702.
 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Curtis, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. R.Williams, 5.
Martin, 6. C.Williams, 7. Spencer, 8. Reinbold. 1:56.21
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Faas, 3. Gardner, 4. Stockon, 5. Pelkey,
6. Bonneau, 7. Hodges, 8. St. James. 1:53.51
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Windom, 3. Ballou, 4. Thomas, 5. Drake, 6.
Mitchell, 7. Deskins. 1:54.29
 
    FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Davis, 3. Johnson, 4. Hines, 5.
Clauson, 6. A.Williams, 7. Ogle. 1:54.23
 
    SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Spencer, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin, 5. Pelkey, 6.
Drake, 7. Mitchell, 8. C.Williams, 9. St. James, 10. Reinbold, 11. Deskins, 12.
Hodges, 13. Bonneau, 14. Ogle. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Justin Grant, 4. R.J.
Johnson, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Damion Gardner,
9. Austin Williams, 10. Josh Pelkey, 11. Brady Bacon, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13.
Matt Mitchell, 14. Nic Faas, 15. Mike Spencer, 16. Charles Davis, Jr., 17. Rip
Williams, 18. Nick Drake, 19. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 20. Dave Darland, 21. Cody
Williams, 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Michael Curtis, 24. Mike Martin. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Hines, Laps 2-30 Stockon.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson-1,828;
2-Darland-1,771;
3-Bacon-1,658;
4-Stockon-1,582;
5-Thomas-1,574;
6-Hines-1,464;
7-Ballou-1,413;
8-Windom-1,155;
9-Courtney-1,027;
10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-1,208,
2-Faas-1,068,
3-Spencer-1,053,
4-Mitchell-803,
5-Bud Kaeding-753,
6-A.Williams-751,
7-C.Williams-734,
8-Brody Roa-659,
9-Ryan Bernal-551,
10-R.Williams-470.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: November 1-2 – Perris (CA)
Auto Speedway –18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals”


Oct 26 2013
Clauson Conquers Hall of Fame Classic Opener at CSP!
 from Lonnie Wheatley,
PEORIA, Ariz. (October 25, 2013) – Bryan Clauson continued his winning ways at Canyon Speedway Park by snaring Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car honors in Friday’s 13th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic opener atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

 While the Noblesville, IN, shoe added his 23rd overall win of the year and seventh atop CSP clay, Josh Shipley bested the Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Car ranks while Dustin Cormany topped the Micro Sprint forces.

 After setting a fast time of 13.647 seconds earlier in the evening, Clauson took the lead away from USAC National championship rival Dave Darland on the 23rd of 30 laps en route to his seventh series win of the year ahead of Tracy Hines, with USAC/CRA rep Mike Spencer, National contender Kevin Thomas, Jr., and USAC/CRA points leader Damion Gardner rounding out the top five.

 After leading laps 21 and 22, Darland crossed the stripe sixth while Oklahoma native Brady Bacon was credited with 13th after leading the initial 20 laps of the main event.

 In Loan Mart Challenge Cup action, Josh Shipley raced from the fourth row outside for his sixth win of the year ahead of Matt Lundy with Ty Mihocko, Mike Visser and Jesse Turner rounding out the top five.

 Likewise, Dustin Cormany notched his sixth Micro Sprint win of the year from the pole starting position with fellow front row starter Colton Hardy, Pat Wing, Dave Van Ess and Kenny Hilton in the top five.

 The 13th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars along with Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints concludes on Saturday night with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.
 

Canyon Speedway Park

13th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic Friday Results:

Amsoil USAC National / USAC-CRA:
 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.647; 2. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-13.650; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.694; 4. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.748; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.822; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.833; 7. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.929; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.937; 9. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-14.017; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-14.018; 11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.020; 12. Josh Pelkey, 12A, Allen-14.080; 13. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.158; 14. Damion Gardner, 4A, Alexander-14.187; 15. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.212; 16. Charles Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-14.215; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.232; 18. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.255; 19. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.311; 20. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.320; 21. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.321; 22. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-14.327; 23. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.406; 24. Michael Curtis, 11c, Curtis-14.478; 25. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.481; 26. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-14.499; 27. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.548; 28. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.586; 29. Shon Deskins, 20x, SDR-14.741; 30. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRAT-NT.

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Clauson, 3. Grant, 4. Spencer, 5. A.Williams, 6. Hodges, 7. Deskins, 8. Rossi. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faas, 3. Bacon, 4. Martin, 5. R.Williams, 6. Courtney, 7. Stanbrough, 8. St. James. NT

 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Johnson, 3. Hines, 4. Windom, 5. Thomas, 6. Mitchell, 7. Bonneau. NT

 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Pelkey, 3. Davis, 4. Drake, 5. Curtis, 6. Ogle, 7. C.Williams. NT

 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Thomas, 3. Mitchell, 4. Hodges, 5. Courtney, 6. Ogle, 7. Curtis, 8. Deskins, 9. Bonneau, 10. St. James, 11. A.Williams, 12. R.Williams. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Damion Gardner, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. Nick Drake, 11. Mike Martin, 12. Matt Mitchell, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Austin Williams, 17.R.J. Johnson, 18. Tom Ogle, 19. Nic Faas, 20. Cody Williams, 21. Charles Davis, Jr., 22. Josh Hodges, 23. Chris Windom, 24. Jon Stanbrough. NT

Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars:
 First Heat:  1. 5-Ty Mihocko, 2. 2-Josh Shipley, 3. 23-Brandon Hacker, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 5g-Dennis Giles, 6. 11az-Jesse Turner, 7. 0-Tanner Grau, 8. 11T-Mike Waddel.

 Second Heat:  1. 16-Mike Visser, 2. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 3. 42-Katherine Aragon, 4. 35-Steve Wagner, 5. 53-Tom Lee, 6. 28-Tyler Johnson, 7. 5x-Dean Colquette, 8. 57-Jeremy Johnson.

 “A” Feature:  1. 2-Josh Shipley, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 5-Ty Mihocko, 4. 16-Mike Visser, 5. 11az-Jesse Turner, 6. 21-Brandon Hacker, 7. 11T-Mike Waddel, 8. 35-Steve Wagner, 9. 28-Tyler Johnson, 10. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 11. 57-Jeremy Johnson, 12. 42-Katherin