USAC Sprints

Aug 2014

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
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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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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-Katherine Aragon, 13. 5g-Dennis Giles, 14. 53-Tom Lee, 15. 5x-Dean Colquette, 16. 0-Tanner Grau.


Micro Sprints:
 First Heat:  1. 77-Aaron Miller, 2. 24-Pat Wing, 3. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 4. 32-Dave Van Ess, 5. 12-David Tardiff, 6. 17F-Joe Scheopner, 7. 2x-Nick Aiuto, 8. 18-Travis Sellars.

 Second Heat:  1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 14-Dustin Cormany, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 4-Ryan Walter, 5. 101-Jim Branum, 6. 28-Mike Morin, 7. 21b-Drake Hacker, 8. 6az-Gary Winter.

 Third Heat:  1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 10-Christine Root, 3. 55-Greg Pritts, 4. 57-Kyle Huttinghow, 5. 21-Brandon Sutton, 6. 53-Joe Pitts, 7. 21r-Johnathon Patrick.

 “A” Feature:  1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 24-Pat Wing, 4. 32-Dave Van Ess, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 17F-Joe Scheopner, 7. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 8. 12-David Tardiff, 9. 2x-Nick Aiuto, 10. 77-Aaron Miller, 11. 4-Ryan Walter, 12. 55-Greg Pritts, 13. 29-Paul Martin, 14. 53-Joe Pitts, 15. 21-Brandon Sutton, 16. 57-Kyle Huttinghow, 17. 18-Travis Sellars, 18. 21r-Johnathon Patrick, 19. 21b-Drake Hacker, 20. 28-Mike Morin, 21. 101-Jim Branum


Oct 22 2013
CLAUSON SEEKING #19 & 20 AT PEORIA FRIDAY, SATURDAY  
 from DICK JORDAN
   Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the 13th Annual Hose Advantage “Hall of Fame Classic” this weekend as the AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car series compete in back-to-back Friday and Saturday night programs.
 
   Bryan Clauson and Damion Gardner will try to protect their respective point leads as they look forward to the November 1-2 series finales at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.


 
   Clauson’s National lead is a tenuous 13 points over Dave Darland, while Gardner has a somewhat comfortable 99-point lead over Nic Faas in the USCA/CRA standings.
 
   Clauson has a half-dozen feature wins, three seconds and two thirds, while Darland also has a half-dozen wins, three seconds and three thirds. Gardner’s season has yielded five wins, five thirds and two seconds. Faas has three wins, three seconds and four thirds.
 
   Clauson is in the midst of one of USAC’s most victorious seasons. His 18 wins in various series rank fifth all-time in USAC single-season history. J.J. Yeley has the record of 24 from 2003, while Sleepy Tripp had 20 in 1988. A.J. Foyt (1961) and Jay Drake (2000) each logged 19 total wins.
 
    2013 AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Bryan Clauson             -1,706,
2-Dave Darland              -1,693,
3-Brady Bacon                -1,585,
4-Kevin Thomas              -1,496,
5-Chase Stockon             -1,479,
6-Tracy Hines                  -1,339,
7-Robert Ballou               -1,312,
8-Chris Windom               -1,085,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg -1,000,
10-Tyler Courtney              -971.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner -1,107,
2-Nic Faas               -1,008,
3-Mike Spencer         -960,
4-Bud Kaeding           -753,
5-Matt Mitchell          -745,
6-Cody Williams        -708,
7-Austin Williams     -692,
8-Brody Roa               -659,
9-Ryan Bernal            -551,
10-R Vander Weerd  -447.


 OCTOBER 31 “SPECIAL EVENT” AT PERRIS;
ARIZONA #10 FOR JOHNSON AT QUEEN CREEK

 from DICK JORDAN
   The USAC Southwest Sprint Car series concludes November 14-16 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. but not before a “special event” October 31 opening the “Budweiser Oval Nationals” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
   Point leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. scored his 10th Arizona USAC victory on 2013 Saturday night at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek. Driving the
Bill Michaels Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body Sherman/Ford, Johnson passed Josh Pelkey on lap 18 and led the final eight laps to beat Pelkey, Charles Davis Jr., Mike Bonneau and Andy Reinbold.
 
  Davis led the first 10 laps, Pelkey led the next seven and Johnson led the rest.
 
  Johnson will take a 57-point lead over Davis into the three-night series finales at Peoria.
 
 FINAL 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.


Oct 21 2013
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RESULTS: October 19 – Queen Creek, –Arizona Speedway
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),         2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),           4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
5. B St. James (#7K St. James),  6. R.J.Johnson (#77M Michaels),
7. J.T. Imperial (#57X Stone). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 2. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy),
3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),             4. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT),
5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),               6. Ryan Linder (#9Linder/Whitney)
7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),  2. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
3. Steven Hams (#60 Harms),bbb 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),    6. Jordan Stetson (#8AZ Stetson),
7. Joshua Williams (#74 Williams). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Davis,       2. Pelkey,
3. Rossi,       4. Deskins,
5. Reinbold, 6. Lundy,
7. Wirth,       8. Bonneau. NT
 
FEATURE: (25 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,           2. Josh Pelkey,
3. Charles Davis Jr.,   4. Mike Bonneau,
5. Andy Reinbold,        6. Ryan Linder,
7. Matt Lundy,              8. Bob Ream Jr.,
9. Ronnie Clark,         10. Mike Martin,
11. Bruce St. James, 12. Jordan Stetson,
13. Tye Mihocko,        14. Steven Harms,
15. Brian Hosford,     16. Tom Lee,
17. Joshua Williams, 18. Shon Deskins,
19. Jody Wirth,           20. J.T. Imperial,
21. Matt Rossi. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-10 Davis,
Laps 11-17 Pelkey,
Laps 18-25 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson        -1,161,
2-Davis             -1,104,
3-Martin               -965,
4-Deskins            -860,
5-Clark                 -827,
6-Pelkey              -788,
7-Reinbold          -765,
8-Hosford            -629,
9-Chris Bonneau -625,
10-St. James       -614.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST “Special Event” SPRINT RACE: October 31 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: November 14-16 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park

Oct 16 2013
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
ROSSI WIRE-TO-WIRE IN CASA GRANDE SPRINT

 from DICK JORDAN
    This Saturday night’s race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. continues the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car campaign, which is slated to conclude November 14-16 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
    Following Saturday’s race, the series conducts special events Oct. 31 at Perris, Calif. and full points races November 14-16 at Peoria, Ariz. The Perris race, part of this year’s “Budweiser Oval Nationals,” is also a “non-points” West Coast event, while the Peoria races also carry West Coast “special event”
status.
    R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. are separated by 55 points with 68 points available Saturday.
    Matt Rossi of Peoria, Ariz. led all 30 laps to score an upset in last Saturday night’s race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Johnson took second ahead of Mike Martin, Davis and Josh Pelkey.
    Rossi, the first driver ever to win a Sprint race at Arizona Speedway, is expected to be among favorites Saturday.
 
2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-R.J. Johnson     -1,098,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-1,043,
3-Mike Martin      -928,
4-Shon Deskins     -838,
5-Ronnie Clark     -786,
6-Josh Pelkey      -723,
7-Andy Reinbold    -709,
8-Chris Bonneau    -625,
9-Brian Hosford    -602,
10-Bruce St. James -579.


Oct 15 2013
SOUTHWEST SPRINT FINALE AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY;
ROSSI WIRE-TO-WIRE IN CASA GRANDE SPRINT

 from DICK JORDAN
    This Saturday night’s race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. concludes the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car campaign, although several non-points races remain on the calendar in the coming weeks.
    Following Saturday’s race, the series conducts special events Oct. 31 at Perris, Calif. and November 14-16 at Peoria, Ariz. The Perris race, part of this year’s “Budweiser Oval Nationals,” is also a “non-points” West Coast event, while the Peoria races also carry West Coast “special event” status.
    R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. will decide the 2013 title chase at Queen Creek, Davis trailing Johnson by 55 points with 68 points available Saturday.
    Matt Rossi of Peoria, Ariz. led all 30 laps to score an upset in last Saturday night’s race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Johnson took second ahead of Mike Martin, Davis and Josh Pelkey.
    Rossi, the first driver ever to win a Sprint race at Arizona Speedway, is expected to be among favorites Saturday.
 
2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-R.J. Johnson      -1,098,
2-C Davis Jr.         -1,043,
3-Mike Martin           -928,
4-Shon Deskins        -838,
5-Ronnie Clark         -786,
6-Josh Pelkey           -723,
7-Andy Reinbold       -709,
8-Chris Bonneau       -625,
9-Brian Hosford        -602,
10-Bruce St. James -579.

PERRIS “SPECIAL EVENT” OCT. 31 FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
VANDERWEERD TAKES “COTTON CLASSIC; FARIA GRABS TITLE

 from DICK JORDAN
    USAC’s West Coast Sprint Car championship concluded Saturday night at Hanford, Calif. but series participants will convene October 31 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway for a special “non-points” event on the opening night of the 2013 “Budweiser Oval Nationals.”
    Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Calif. emerged as the 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Champion after finishing eighth in last Saturday night’s “Cotton Classic” at Kings Speedway. He finished the series with a 27-point cushion over series runner-up Richard Vander Weerd, who won Saturday’s race.
    Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., outlasted a late-race battle with fast qualifier Markus Niemela and Kyle Hirst to take the 30-lap “Cotton Classic” series finale, while Niemela took second ahead of Hirst, Bud Kaeding and Matt Mitchell. Vander Weerd led the final two laps of the race in his Vander WeerdConstruction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark after Niemela and Hirst had traded the lead for the previous 27 laps.
 
FINAL 2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.          -930,
2-Rich 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.



Oct 13 2013
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: Oct 12
– Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi),
4. Steven Harms (#60 Harms),
5. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy),
6. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
8. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Hosford, 2. Rossi,
3. Martin,  4. St. James,
5. Johnson, 6. Wirth,
7. Harms,   8. Davis. NT
 
ALSO AT TRACK: Mike Colegrove (#17 Colegrove)
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Matt Rossi,       2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Mike Martin,      4. Charles Davis Jr.,
5. Josh Pelkey,      6. Shon Deskins,
7. Andy Reinbold,    8. Matt Lundy,
9. Bruce St. James, 10. Brian Hosford,
11. Steven Harms,   12. Tom Lee,
13. Mike Bonneau,   14. Jody Wirth,
15. Ronnie Clark. NT

**Wirth, Deskins, and Clark flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Rossi.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-1,098, 2-Davis-1,043,
3-Martin-928,    4-Deskins-838,
5-Clark-786,     6-Pelkey-723,
7-Reinbold-709,  8-Chris Bonneau-625,
9-Hosford-602,  10-St. James-579.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE:
October 19 – Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway


USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RESULTS: Oct 12,
– Kings Speedway – 28th Annual “Cotton Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-15.663;
2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.883;
3. D.J. Netto, 88N, Netto-16.031;
4. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.056;
5. Kyle Hirst, 51T, Roth-16.113;
6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.174;
7. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.181;
8. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.183;
9. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.301;
10. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.360;
11. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.380;
12. Koen Shaw, 92JR, Shaw-16.520;
13. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.587;
14. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.625;
15. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.652;
16. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-16.669;
17. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.16.673;
18. Gary Paulson, 51P, Paulson-16.706;
19. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.211;
20. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-17.223;
21. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-17.233;
22. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.291;
23. Seth Hancock, 51S, Hancock-17.329;
24. Hobie Conway, 3K, Kruseman-17.935;
25. Robert Nuckles, 27, Nuckles-18.320;
26. Matt Mitchell, 73, Ford-NT;
27  Quintin Crye, 5, Fowzer-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Adams, 2. Niemela,
3  Liggett, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Howell, 6. Day,
7. Hix, 8. Sibley,
9. Nuckles. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Hirst,
3. Mitchell,       4. Stone,
5. Carter,         6. Barnes,
7. Carlile,        8. Hancock,
9. Faria. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Hurst,   2. Paulson,
3. Kaeding, 4. Ennis,
5. Netto,   6. Shaw,
7. Crye,    8. Richardson. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Netto,          2. Niemela,
3. Howell,         4. Hirst,
5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Liggett,
7. Hurst,          8. Kaeding. NT
 
SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Faria,      2. Carlile,
3. Sibley,     4. Shaw,
5. Crye,       6. Barnes,
7. Richardson, 8. Hix,
9. Nuckles,   10. Hancock,
11. Day. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R  Vander Weerd,  2. Markus Niemela,
3. Kyle Hirst,       4. Bud Kaeding,
5. Matt Mitchell,    6. Landon Hurst,
7. Max Adams,        8. Danny Faria Jr.,
9. Austin Stone,    10. J Vander Weerd,
11. Austin Liggett, 12. Quintin Crye,
13. Koen Shaw,      14. Jeff Sibley,
15. Kevin Barnes,   16. Gary Paulson,
17. Rusty Carlile,  18. Chris Ennis,
19. Jim Richardson, 20. Trent Carter,
21. D.J. Netto,     22. Dennis Howell. NT

**Day and Hancock flipped during the semi. Liggett flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Netto,
Laps 2-3 Niemela,
Lap 4 Hirst,
Laps 5-8
Niemela,
Laps 9-28 Hirst,
Laps 29-30 R.Vander Weerd
 
FINAL USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Faria-930,
2-R.Vander Weerd-903,
3-Kaeding-862,
4-Niemela-677,
5-Ryan Bernal-661,
6-Carlile-648,
7-J.Vander Weerd-611,
8-Liggett-557,
9-Hurst-492,
10-Barnes-446.
 
UPCOMING USAC WEST COAST “Special Event” SPRINT RACE: October 31 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals”


Oct 8 2013
USAC Sprints coming up
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CENTRAL ARIZONA RACEWAY

 from DICK JORDAN
    USAC Southwest point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. lead the series to this Saturday’s race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, the fourth series outing at the 3/8-mile dirt oval this year.
    Johnson, who enjoys a 51-point lead over Davis entering Saturday’s event, has a win and a second in the three Casa Grande races this season. Davis has also recorded a win and a second, while Josh Pelkey, sixth in the latest point tally, has the other victory.  
    Five points races remain on the 2013 Southwest calendar, so the title remains up for grabs. Johnson’s nine Southwest wins this year have included eight offering points, while five of Davis’ six wins have also produced points.
 
2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-R.J. Johnson        -1,035,
2-Charles Davis Jr.   -984,
3-Mike Martin            -867,
4-Shon Deskins         -789,
5-Ronnie Clark          -760,
6-Josh Pelkey           -674,
7-Andrew Reinbold  -665,
8-Chris Bonneau       -625,
9-Brian Hosford        -562,
10-Bruce St. James -535.
 
 
“COTTON CLASSIC” WEST COAST SPRINT FINALE AT KINGS
from DICK JORDAN
    Danny Faria Jr. hopes to put the lid on a 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car title Saturday in the “Cotton Classic” series points finale at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.  
    Faria has posted two wins, a second, a third and a fourth in five Hanford outings this season. He leads Richard Vander Weerd, who has a won, a second and a third at Kings this year, by 57 points in the standings.
 
    Bud Kaeding, third in the latest points, has a pair of seconds, a third and a fourth so far this year at Kings, while Ryan Bernal, fourth in the standings, also has a 2013 Kings victory to his credit.  
    Troy Rutherford also has a Kings victory, but the focus Saturday will certainly be on Faria and his drive to the title. Faria’s dominance in recent races has resulted in a six-race string of three wins and three seconds!
 
2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.      -887,
2-Richard Vander Weerd -830,
3-Bud Kaeding                   -804,
4-Ryan Bernal                   -661,
5-Rusty Carlile                 -626,
6-Markus Niemela           -607,
7-Jace Vander Weerd     -573,
8-Austin Liggett               -520,
9-Landon Hurst                -439,
10-Kevin Barnes              -422.



Oct 2 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 28
 – Lawrenceburg, Indiana – Lawrenceburg Speedway – “City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals”

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.308;
2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, BDutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.335;
3. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-13.368;
4. Shawn Westerfield, 89, Westerfield-13.394;
5. Justin Grant, 27a, Elson-13.425;
6. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.427;
7. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-13.445;
8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.449;
9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.480;
10. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.501;
11. Chad Boespflug, 17, McGhee-13.590;
12. Jarett Andretti, 18a, Andretti-13.602;
13. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.620;
14. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.634;
15. Daron Clayton, 35, Byram-13.637;
16. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-13.643;
17. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.665;
18. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-13.694;
19. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-13.707;
20. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.710;
21. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-13.717;
22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.733;
23. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.748;
24. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.787;
25. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-13.817;
26. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.841;
27. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-13.938;
28. Landon Simon, 2, Kennedy-14.024;
29. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-14.088;
30. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.088;
31. Brett Burdette, 17B, Burdette-14.108;
32. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.479;
33. David Applegate, 11a, Applegate-14.609;
34. Ron Combs, 51, Slinkard-14.888;
35. Cody Gardner, 6, Gardner-14.948;
36. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-15.013;
37. Eric Semple, 25, Semple-15.500.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Farney,       2. Moffatt,
3. Clauson,     4. Grant,
5. Coons,        6. Hupp,
7. Applegate, 8. Semple,
9. Barrow. 1:53.07
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Leary,      2. Ted Hines,
3. Darland,  4. Windom,
5. Thomas,  6. Robbins,
7. Ballou,     8. Drake,
9. Combs. 1:52.29
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Boespflug,  2. Weir,
3. Clayton,      4. Taylor,
5. Jarrett,       6. Westfall,
7. Meseraull, 8. Burdette,
9. Gardner. 1:52.81
 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Tracy Hines, 2. Courtney,
3. Stockon,        4. Westerfeld,
5. Andretti,       6. Cummins,
7. Simon,          8. Hery,
9. Weber. 1:51.91
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bacon             2. Thomas,
3. Coons,            4. Andretti,
5. Westfall,        6. Cummins,
7. Ballou,            8. Jarrett,
9. Robbins,       10. Meseraull,
11. Simon,        12. Drake,
13. Applegate, 14. Hupp,
15. Weber,       16. Semple,
17. Gardner,    18. Hery,
19. Combs. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson,            2. Chase Stockon,
3. Dave Darland,             4. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
5. Justin Grant,                6. Gary Taylor,
7. Jerry Coons Jr.,           8. Chad Boespflug,
9. Brady Bacon,              10. Chris Windom,
11. Shawn Westerfeld, 12. Daron Clayton,
13. Kyle Cummins,         14. Robert Ballou,
15. Jarett Andretti,       16. Aaron Farney,
17. Joss Moffatt,            18. C.J. Leary,
19. Ted Hines,                 20. Scotty Weir,
21. Tyler Courtney,        22. Tracy Hines,
23. Matt Westfall. 7:25.97

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-6 Stockon,
Laps 7 Darland,
Laps 8-16 Stockon,
Lap 17-30 Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bryan Clauson-1,706,
2-Darland-1,693,
3-Bacon-1,583,
4-Thomas-1,494,
5-Stockon-1,479,
6-Tracy Hines-1,339,
7-Ballou-1,312,
8-Windom-1,083,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000,
10-Courtney-971.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: October 25 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park


PEORIA USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE RESULTS Sept 28 –
Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park
– “Brawl for it All – Grudge Series”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-13.827;
2. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-13.834;
3. Rick Ziehl, 41W, Williams-13.881;
4. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-13.946;
5. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.026;
6. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-14.028;
7. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-14.049;
8. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.070;
9. Mike Spencer, 7M, Priestley-14.100;
10. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.143;
11. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-14.162;
12. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.179;
13. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.212;
14. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-14.212;
15. Damion Gardner, 4JR, Reagles-14.213;
16. Steven Harms, 60, Harms-14.240;
17. Ryan Linder, 9X, Linder/Whitney-14.285;
18. Ronnie Clark, 6, Clark-14.333;
19. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-14.389;
20. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-14.451;
21. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-14.713;
22. Mark Morin, 28, Morin-15.399;
23. James Aragon, 57X, Stone-15.541;
24. Bob Ream Jr., 8, BRAT-NT;
25. Tom Lee, 53, Lee-NT
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Davis,   2. C.Bonneau,
3. Ogle,    4. St. James,
5. Deskins, 6. Harms,
7. Hosford, 8. Lee.
9. Morin. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Pelkey,    2. Martin,
3. M.Bonneau, 4. Linder,
5. Copeland,  6. Aragon,
7. Curtis. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Clark,   2. Spencer,
3. Gardner, 4. Reinbold,
5. Johnson, 6. Ziehl,
7. Ream,    8. Lundy. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Spencer,   2. Johnson,
3. M.Bonneau, 4. C.Bonneau,
5. Copeland,  6. Martin,
7. St. James, 8. Deskins. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Ziehl,   2. Curtis,
3. Hosford, 4. Ream,
5. Lundy,   6. Mihocko,
7. Harms,   8. Aragon,
 9. Lee,   10. Morin. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Mike Spencer,      2. Colby Copeland,
3. Josh Pelkey,       4. Shon Deskins,
5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Rick Ziehl,
7. Brian Hosford,     8. Bob Ream Jr.,
9. Tom Ogle,         10. Mike Martin,
11. Bruce St.James,  12. Michael Curtis,
13. Steven Harms,    14. Ronnie Clark,
15. R.J. Johnson,    16. Ryan Linder,
17. Matt Lundy,      18. Chris Bonneau,
19. Tye Mihocko,     20. Damion Gardner,
21. Mike Bonneau,    22. Andy Reinbold. NT

**C.Bonneau flipped during the feature.

 
SPRINTS EYE CANYON IN LATE-OCTOBER;
CLAUSON TAKES LAWRENCEBURG’S $10,000!

 from DICK JORDAN    13-248
Bryan Clauson extended his AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point lead to 13 points as a result of Saturday night’s 30-lap victory at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. He will take that lead over Dave Darland into October 25-26 races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
 
Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., raked in the $10,000 winner’s share of Saturday’s “City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals,” leading the final 14 laps in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Chevy Performance/Curb Records Beast/Kistler. Chase Stockon took second ahead of Darland, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Justin Grant.
 
   Stockon led the first six laps, yielded to Darland on lap seven, then led the next nine before Clauson finally took over. The win was Clauson’s sixth in the AMSOIL National series this year and his 17th USAC feature win in all series.
 
   The 13th USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic at Peoria will be followed by the 2013 season finales November 1-2 – the 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson-1,706,
2-Dave Darland-1,693,
3-Brady Bacon-1,583,
4-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,494,
5-Chase Stockon-1,479,
6-Tracy Hines-1,339,
7-Robert Ballou-1,312,
8-Chris Windom-1,083,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000,
10-Tyler Courtney-971.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-21 Johnson,
Laps 22-30 Spencer.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-1,035, 2-Davis-984,
3-Martin-867,    4-Deskins-789,
5-Clark-760,     6-Pelkey-674,
7-Reinbold-665,  8-C.Bonneau-625,
9-Hosford-562,  10-St. James-535.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: October 12 – Casa Grande, AZ – Central Arizona Raceway
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: October 12 – Hanford, CA – Kings Speedway
  
Sept 24 2013
USAC Sprints Weekend Reports
SPRINTS HEAD FOR LAWRENCEBURG SATURDAY;
WINDOM GRABS “4-CROWN,” CLAUSON’S LEAD JUST 2!

 from DICK JORDAN
This Saturday’s race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway features another showdown between AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point leaders Bryan Clauson and Dave Darland, They enter the race just two points apart after Darland finished third and Clauson fourth in Saturday night’s “4-Crown Nationals” feature at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
 
Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. won Saturday’s Eldora feature in his Jam-It-In Storage/Hoosier Tire Maxim/Claxton. He only led one lap, but it was the 30th and last one after race leader Tracy Hines flipped exiting turn four on the final lap!.
 
Daron Clayton led the first 24 laps but he too flipped, on lap 25. Hines then led the next five laps until his misfortune.
 
Trailing Windom in the finish at Eldora were Jac Haudenschild, Darland, Clauson and Robert Ballou. Darland passed Clauson for third on the final lap of the race.
 
Five races remain in the 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series. Following Saturday’s Lawrenceburg race are two October races at Peoria, Ariz. and two in November at Perris, Calif.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Brian Clauson               -1,634,
2-Dave Darland               -1,632,
3-Brady Bacon                 -1,543,
4-Kevin Thomas Jr.        -1,435,
5-Chase Stockon             -1,416,
6-Tracy Hines                  -1,318,
7-Robert Ballou               -1,287,
8-Chris Windom               -1,045,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg -1,000,
10-Shane Cottle                  -952
 
 
WEST COAST “SPECIAL EVENT” AT PEORIA SATURDAY;
FARIA, VANDER WEERD WIN “MEMORIAL” RACES

 from DICK JORDAN
 A non-points “Special Event” is on tap Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars as they join with the USAC Southwest Sprint cars, which will compete for full series points.
 
 Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Calif. continues atop the West Coast standings, with the final points race October 12 at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
 
 Faria won Friday night’s 6th “Jim Turner Memorial” at Kings Speedway in Hanford. Faria led the final 22 laps of the 30-lapper in his Johnson Calf Pens/DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike/Reitz. Markus Niemela led the first two laps, Faria led the next four and Richard Vander Weerd led two before Faria took over. Bud Kaeding finished second, while Richard Vander Weerd was third. Troy Rutherford and Austin Liggett were fourth and fifth.
 
 Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. captured Saturday night’s 30-lap “Harry Talbot Memorial” USAC West Coast Sprint race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. He led the last two laps after Kaeding was involved with a lapped car on
the white-flag lap while leading. Trailing Vander Weerd’s Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark at the checkered flag were series point leader Faria, Austin Liggett, Jace Vander Weerd and D.J. Netto.
 
 
2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.        -887,
2-R Vander Weerd       -830,
3-Bud Kaeding              -804,
4-Ryan Bernal               -661,
5-Rusty Carlile             -626,
6-Markus Niemela       -607,
7-Jace Vander Weerd -573,
8-Austin Liggett           -520,
9-Landon Hurst            -439,
10-Kevin Barnes          -422.
 
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK SATURDAY
 from DICK JORDAN
   This Saturday’s “Brawl for it All” USAC Sprint race at Canyon Speedway Park is round two of the “Grudge Series” and while it offers full points for the USAC Southwest Sprint Series it is also listed as a “special event” non-points race on the West Coast Sprint calendar.
 
R.J. Johnson takes a 79-point Southwest lead over Charles Davis Jr. into Saturday’s race. The two have dominated the 2013 series, Johnson winning nine times and Davis six.
 
R.J. has won five times at Canyon this year and Davis twice. Mike Martin currently sits third in the series standings.
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-        1,007,
2-Charles Davis Jr.   -928,
3-Mike Martin            -825,
4-Shon Deskins         -728,
5-Ronnie Clark          -727,
6-Andy Reinbold       -647,
7-Josh Pelkey           -612,
8-Chris Bonneau      -601,
9-Brian Hosford       -518,
10-Mike Bonneau    -496.

SPRINTS HEAD FOR LAWRENCEBURG SATURDAY from DICK JORDAN

Sept 23 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 21
 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Speedway – “Harry Talbot Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Matt Mitchell,               73, Ford-15.639;
2. Austin Liggett,             83, Liggett-15.873;
3. Danny Faria Jr.,        17V, Faria-15.876;
4. Bud Kaeding,                29, Bowman-15.920;
5. R Vander Weerd,        10, Vander Weerd-15.925;
6. Troy Rutherford,        11, Rutherford-15.931;
7. Markus Niemela,        81, Watt-16.000;
8. D.J. Netto,                88N, Netto-16.004;
9. Landon Hurst,          179, Hurst-16.019;
10. Max Adams,             5X, Adams-16.080;
11. J Vander Weerd,     88, Vander Weerd-16.280;
12. Rusty Carlile,          51, Carlile-16.359;
13. Kevin Barnes,       36B, Barnes-16.673;
14. Austin Stone,        29X, Coffman-16.716;
15. James Sweeney,  11X, Lewis-16.844;
16. Luke Keegan,       1NZ, Kaeding-17.174;
17. Garrett Long   ,      38, Long-17.324;
18. Jeff Sibley,            18, Watt-17.355;
19. Jim Richardson,      8, Richardson-17.756;
20. Matt Day,               97, Day-17.783;
21. Andy Ferris,          4J, Ferris-NT
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Niemela, 2. Kaeding,
3. Mitchell, 4. Adams,
5. Barnes,   6. Richardson,
7. Keegan. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Netto,    2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. Liggett, 4. Stone,
5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Day,
7. Long. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria,     2. Rutherford,
3. Hurst,    4. Sweeney,
5. Carlile, 6. Sibley. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Niemela,                2. Netto,
3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Kaeding,
5. Mitchell,                6. Rutherford,
7. Faria, 8. Liggett. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R  Vander Weerd,       2. Danny Faria Jr.,
3. Austin Liggett,            4. Jace Vander Weerd,
5. D.J. Netto,                  6 . Rusty Carlile,
7. Matt Mitchell,            8. Troy Rutherford,
9. Jim Richardson,     10. Kevin Barnes,
11. James Sweeney, 12. Matt Day,
13. Jeff   Sibley,         14. Luke Keegan,
15. Bud Kaeding,        16. Austin Stone,
17. Landon Hurst,      18. Markus Niemela,
19. Max Adams. NT
 
**Ferris flipped during qualifications. Long flipped during the second heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 14-28 Kaeding, Laps 29-30
R.Vander Weerd.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Faria-887, 2-R.Vander Weerd-830,
3-Kaeding-804, 4-Ryan Bernal-661, 5-Carlile-626, 7-Niemela-607, 7-J.Vander
Weerd-573, 8-Liggett-520, 9-Hurst-439, 10-Barnes-422.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: September 28 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park (SE)


Sept 22 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 21
 – Rossburg, Ohio – Eldora Speedway – 32nd “4-Crown Nationals”

 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.088;
2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.341;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.414;
4. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-15.431;
5. Jac Haudenschild, 22s, Simon-15.489;
6. Daron Clayton, 35, Byram-15.528;
7. Justin Grant, 27a, Elson-15.583;
8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.608;
9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E. Edison-15.617;
10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-15.619;
11. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade-15.656;
12. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.669;
13. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.732;
14. Kevin Thomas Jr. 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-15.736;
15. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.739;
16. Dallas Hewitt, 2m, Marshall-15.777;
17. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-15.779;
18. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-15.816;
19. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-15.841;
20. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-15.908;
21. Mike Brecht, 9x, SC-15.929;
22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.021;
23. Jarett Andretti, 18a, Andretti-16.112;
24. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.202;
25. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.247; 26
 .
Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-16.279; 27. Tim Hunter, 5m, Walters-16.281; 28.
Nick Drake, 55, Cline-16.329; 29. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.366; 30. Aaron
Farney, 15F, Farney-16.386; 31. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-16.520; 32. Brandon
Whited, 15, French-16.548; 33. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.957; 34. Mike
Galajda, 2x, Galajda-17.214; 35. Toby Alfrey, 5a, Alfrey-17.577; 36. Mitch
Wissmiller, 1w, Wissmiller-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Hines,       2. Brecht,
3. Westfall,  4. Haudenschild,
5. Hastings, 6. Weir,
7. Miller,      8. Coons,
9. Hall. 2:11.83

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Clayton,    2. Windom ,
3. Bacon,       4. Thomas,
5. McIntyre, 6. Farney,
7. Courtney, 8. Galajda,
9. Leary. NT
 
THIRD HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Taylor,          2. Stockon,
3. Stanbrough, 4. Cummins,
5. Andretti,       6. Cruea,
7. Hunter,         8. Alfrey,
9. Grant. 2:14.41
 
FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps)
1. Ballou,    2. Rose,
3. Clauson, 4. Drake,
5. Hewitt,   6. Jarrett,
7. Whited,  8. Darland. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Hewitt,         2. Darland,
3. Hall,              4. Grant,
5. Andretti,      6. McIntyre,
7. Leary,          8. Miller,
9. Cruea,         10. Whited,
11. Farney,     12. Hunter,
13. Courtney, 14. Jarrett,
15. Alfrey,      16. Galajda,
17. Hastings, 18. Coons. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Chris Windom,        2. Jac Haudenschild,
3. Dave Darland,        4. Bryan Clauson,
5. Robert Ballou,        6. Jon Stanbrough,
7. Gary Taylor,            8. Justin Grant,
9. KThomas Jr.,         10. Jarett Andretti,
11. Mike Brecht,       12. Wes McIntyre,
13. Kyle Cummins,   14. Bill Rose,
15. Matt Westfall,   16. Luke Hall,
17. C.J. Leary,          18. Nick Drake,
19. Tyler Courtney, 20. Tracy Hines,
21. Daron Clayton,  22. Mike Miller,
23. Chase Stockon,  24. Brady Bacon,
25. Dallas Hewitt,

**Bacon flipped on lap 15 of the feature.
Clayton flipped on lap 25 of the feature.
Hines flipped on the 30th lap of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Clayton, Laps 25-29 Hines, Lap 30 Windom.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-1,634, 2-Darland-1,632,
3-Bacon-1,543, 4-Thomas-1,435, 5-Stockon-1,416, 6-Hines-1,318, 7-Ballou-1,287,
8-Windom-1,045, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000, 10-Shane Cottle-952.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 28 – Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway



USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 20
 – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway – 6th “Jim Turner Memorial”


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. D.J. Netto,            88N, Netto-15.761;
2. R Vander Weerd,   10, Vander Weerd-15.800;
3. Matt Mitchell,         73, Ford-15.807;
4. Bud Kaeding,          29, Bowman-15.825;
5. Markus Niemela,   81, Watt-15.881;
6. Landon Hurst,      179, Hurst-15.921;
7. Danny Faria Jr.,  17V, Faria-16.233;
8. Andy Ferris,            4J, Ferris-16.329;
9. J Vander Weerd,   88, Vander Weerd-16.339;
10. Rusty Carlile,      51, Carlile-16.498;
11. Max Adams,         5X, Adams-16.592;
12. T Rutherford,      11, Rutherford-16.601;
13. Kolby Araki,     30K, Araki-16.638;
14. Kevin Barnes,  36B, Barnes-16.698;
15. Jeff Sibley,         18, Watt-16.710;
16. Luke Keegan,  1NZ, Kaeding-16.821;
17. Austin Stone,  29X, Coffman-17.272;
18. Garrett Long,    38, Long-17.281;
19. J Richardson,      8, Richardson-17.320;
20. R Nuckles,         27, Nuckles-18.358;
21. Austin Liggett,  83, Liggett-22.212.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria,    2. Araki,
3. Netto,   4. Kaeding,
5. Carlile, 6. Richardson,
7. Keegan. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Niemela, 2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. Stone,     4. Ferris,
5. Adams,   6. Liggett,
7. Barnes. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell,                2. Sibley,
3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Hurst,
5. Long,                     6. Nuckles,
7. Rutherford. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Faria,                     2. Niemela,
3. Mitchell,                4. Kaeding,
5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Netto,
7. Ferris,                    8. Hurst. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Danny Faria Jr.,           2. Bud Kaeding,
3. R Vander Weerd,         4. Troy Rutherford,
5. Austin Liggett,             6. Landon Hurst,
7. Rusty Carlile,              8. D.J. Netto,
9. Austin Stone,             10. Max Adams,
11. Jeff Sibley,              12. Kevin Barnes,
13. Luke Keegan,          14. Kolby Araki,
15. Robert Nuckles,     16. Matt Mitchell,
17. Andy Ferris,            18. Jace Vander Weerd,
19. Garrett Long,         20. Markus Niemela,
21. Jim Richardson. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Niemela,
Laps 3-6 Faria,
Laps 7-8 R.Vander Weerd,
Laps 9-30 Faria.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Faria-818, 2-Kaeding-771, 3-R.Vander
Weerd-761, 4-Ryan Bernal-661, 5-Niemela-582, 6-Carlile-577, 7-J.Vander
Weerd-518, 8-Liggett-455, 9-Hurst-414, 10-Sibley-387.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: September 21 – Tulare, CA – Thunderbowl
Speedway – “Harry Talbot Memorial”


Sept 17 2013
Coming up next for USAC Sprint cars
 CLAUSON-DARLAND BATTLE CONTINUES AT “4-CROWN NATIONALS;”
K.T. GRABS $10,000 “HAUBSTADT HUSTLER”

 from DICK JORDAN
 Saturday’s 33rd “4-Crown Nationals” at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio will feature the continuing battle for the 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car championship. Three drivers are locked in a close race for the point lead entering Saturday’s race, part of a USAC “tripleheader” also featuring the TRAXXAS Silver Crown cars and Honda National Midgets.
 
Bryan Clauson, the winningest driver in 2013 USAC racing with 16 total feature wins in various series, has bolted back to the front in the standings following a ninth-place finish in last Saturday night’s “Haubstadt Hustler” at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. He leads Dave Darland by just five points after Darland suffered mechanical problems, finishing 21st at Haubstadt.
 
Brady Bacon is third in the standings and is now just 56 points behind the leader after taking third at Haubstadt.
 
Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. became the winningest AMSOIL National Sprint winner of 2013 with his seventh victory in Saturday’s $10,000-to-win race at Haubstadt. He trailed Brady Short until lap 27, then led the last 14 laps in his Mike Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star – Black Jack Oil Maxim/Fisher. Short took second ahead of Bacon, Jon Stanbrough and Kyle Cummins.
 
Tracy Hines, sixth in the latest points, is the defending three-time “4-Crown” Sprint champion, while former race winners Darland and Robert Ballou are also expected to be in Saturday’s field.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson       -1,577;
2-Dave Darland        -1,572;
3-Brady Bacon         -1,521;
4-Kevin Thomas        -1,396;
5-Chase Stockon       -1,392;
6-Tracy Hines         -1,291;
7-Robert Ballou       -1,231;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg -1,000;
9-Chris Windom        -980;
10-Shane Cottle       -952.


PEORIA NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;
R.J. TAKES CASA GRANDE!

 from DICK JORDAN
 Canyon Speedway Park hosts the next event for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars,on September 28. Point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. enter that race separated by 79 points in the latest standings after they finished 1-2 in last Saturday’s race at Casa Grande, Ariz.
 
Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., recorded his ninth victory of the 2013 campaign Saturday night at Central Arizona Raceway. He snatched the lead from Davis on lap 27 and led the final four laps to beat Davis, Shon Deskins, Aaron Reutzel and Mike Martin. Josh Pelkey had led the first 25 laps of the race.
 
Johnson’s victory was his ninth in USAC racing in Arizona, two behind all-time leader Davis, who has 11.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-1,007, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-928,
3-Mike Martin-825,    4-Shon Deskins-728,
5-Ronnie Clark-727,   6-Andy Reinbold-647,
7-Josh Pelkey-612,    8-Chris Bonneau-601,
9-Brian Hosford-518, 10-Mike Bonneau-496.
 
 
KINGS-TULARE COMBO “BIG” FOR 4 TITLE HOPEFULS
 from DICK JORDAN
This weekend’s races at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (Friday) and
Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. (Saturday) will be pivotal for four rivers seeking the 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car title.
 
Danny Faria Jr., on the strength on back-to-back wins at Hanford and
Bakersfield, has spurted to a 44-point lead over Bud Kaeding in the latest standings. Richard Vander Weerd is third, 55 points in arrears and Ryan Bernal is 89 behind.
 
Faria’s wins were his first two of the season, while Kaeding is still seeking his first of 2013 in the West Coast series. Vander Weerd hasfour wins this year and Bernal has five.
 
Bernal, Troy Rutherford and Faria are the 2013 Kings winners so far this year, while Bernal has dominated at Tulare, winning three times. Vander Weerd also won at Tulare.
 
A total of 148 points are up for grabs in the two weekend events, giving plenty of opportunity for Faria’s chasers to make advancement.
 
Only one point-paying race remains on the 2013 calendar after this weekend, the October 12 “Cotton Classic” at Hanford, although five non-point events are also on the remaining series calendar.
 
 2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.-750,
2-Bud Kaeding-706,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-695,
4-Ryan Bernal-661,
5-Markus Niemela-559,
6-Rusty Carlile-531,
7-Jace Vander Weerd-495,
8-Austin Liggett-404,
9-Ricky Kirkbride-377,
10-Landon Hurst-363.


Sept 15 2013
USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 14
Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Glenn Howard Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.279;
2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.285;
3. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.578;
4. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.635;
5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.654;
6. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.708;
7. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-16.710;
8. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-16.827;
9. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.854;
10. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-16.869;
11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.888;
12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.894;
13. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.927;
14. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-16.905
15. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-17.084;
16. John Aden, 7a, Aden-17.184;
17. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.245;
18. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.282;
19. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.303;
20. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.445;
21. Cody Swanson, 14, Springstead-17.463;
22. John Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.495;
23. Jimmy Crawford, 3x, Crawford-17.665;
24. Toby Sampson, 82, Sampson-18.275;
25. Mike Collins, 04, Collins-18.754;
26. Jeremy Ellertson, 98 , Ellertson-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner, 2. Faas,
3. Faria, 4. R.Williams,
5. Cardey, 6. Bender,
7. Crawford, 8. Wilson. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kaeding, 2. Spencer,
3. Kruseman, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Bezio, 6. Mitchell,
7. C.Swanson, 8. R.Vander Weerd,
9. Sampson. NJT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Aden, 2. A.Williams,
3. C.Williams, 4. Gaunt,
5. Roa, 6. Alexander,
7. Bluntach, 8. Collins. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bezio, 2. Roa,
3. Cardey, 4. Wilson,
5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Mitchell,
7. C.Swanson, 8. Alexander,
9. Bender, 10. Bluntach,
11. Collins, 12.
Sampson. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Nic Faas, 2. Mike Spencer,
3. Damion Gardner, 4. Bud Kaeding,
5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Rip Williams,
7. Brody Roa, 8. Greg Alexander,
9. Cody Williams, 10. Rickie Gaunt,
11. Richard Vander Weerd, 12 Jace Vander Weerd,
13. Seth Wilason, 14. Danny Faria Jr.,
15. Johnny Bluntach, 16. David Bezio,
17. A.J. Bender, 18. Cody Swanson,
19. David Cardey, 20. John Aden,
21. Austin Williams, 22. Matt Mitchell. NT

**Cardey and Bezio flipped during qualifying. Aden flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Gardner,
Laps 3-11 Kruseman,
Laps 12-21 Spencer,
Lap  22 Faas,
Lap  23 Spencer,
Laps 24-30 Faas.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Gardner-1,107, 2-Faas-1,008,
3-Spencer-960, 4-Kaeding-753, 5-Mitchell-745, 6-C.Williams-708,
7-A.Williams-692, 8-Roa-659, 9-Ryan Bernal-551, 10-R.Vander Weerd-447.
 
NEXT USAC AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: October 25-26 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon
Speedway Park


USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: September 14
– Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Raceway 

    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B
Weber), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. James Aragon (#57X Stone), 5.
Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Steven Harms (#60 Harms), 7. Jody Wirth
(#5X Wirth). NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78
Bonneau), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 5. R.J.
Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., (#50 Massey), 2. Aaron Reutzel (#21
Reutzel), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5.
Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 6. Jordan Stetson (#8AZ Stetson), 7. Kyle Danielson (#1K
Danielson). NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. C.Bonneau, 3. Davis, 4. Hosford, 5. Martin, 6. St.
James, 7. M. Bonneau, 8. Reutzel. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Shon Deskins, 4.
Aaron Reutzel, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Mike Bonneau, 7. Matt Lundy, 8. Andy Reinbold,
9. Ronnie Clark, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Jordan Stetson, 12. Bruce St. James,
13. Tom Lee, 14. Steven Harms, 15. Josh Pelkey, 16. Tye Mihocko, 17. Chris
Bonneau, 18. Kyle Danielson, 19. James Aragon, 20. Brian Hosford, 21. Jody
Wirth. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Pelkey, Lap 26 Davis, Laps 27-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-1,007, 2-Davis-928,
3-Martin-825, 4-Deskins-728, 5-Clark-727, 6-Reinbold-647, 7-Pelkey-612,
8-C.Bonneau-601, 9-Hosford-518, 10-M.Bonneau-496.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: September 28 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon
Speedway Park – “Brawl for it All” – “Grudge Series”


AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 14
 Haubstadt, Indiana – Tri-State Speedway – “Haubstadt Hustler”–
Co-Sanctioned by MSCS

 from USAC
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Dave Darland (#71P Phillips),
2. Blake Fitzpatrick (#10 Fitzpatrick),
3. Kyle Cummins (#21x Pollock),
4. Kurt Gross (#1x Gross),
5. Chase Stockon (#32 32/TBI),
6. Tyler Courtney (#23c Courtney/Anderson),
7. Daron Clayton (#35 Byram),
8. Bradley Sterrett (#90 Leer). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines),
2. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian),
3. Brady Short (#11P Pottorff),
4. Wes McIntyre (#83 McIntyre),
5. Jeff Bland, Jr. (#04 Burton),
6. Aric Gentry (#21G Gentry). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics),
2. Seth Parker (#38P Parker),
3. Nick Drake (#55 Cline),
4. Carson Short (#21 Short),
5. Chase Briscoe (#5B Briscoe),
6. Chet Williams (#38 Williams),
7. Kevin Chambers (#18
DC). NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#17RW Dutcher/RW/TriStar),
2. Shane Cottle (#2 Epperson),
3. Jon Stanbrough (#66 Wade),
4. A.J. Hopkins (#14 Hopkins),
5. Chris Babcock (#35x Babcock),
6. Kent Schmidt (#5K Schmidt). NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Stockon,        2. Clayton,
3. Hopkins,        4. Courtney,
5. Robert Ballou,  6. Bland,
7. Babcock,        8. Sterrett,
9. Schmidt,       10. Gentry,
11. Williams,     12. Chambers. NT
 
ALSO AT THE TRACK: Braylon Fitzpatrick (#3 Fitzpatrick).
 
FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Brady Short,
3. Brady Bacon,       4. Jon Stanbrough,
5. Kyle Cummins,      6. Chase Stockon,
7. Daron Clayton,     8. Tracy Hines,
9. Bryan Clauson,    10. Shane Cottle,
11. Robert Ballou,   12. Blake Fitzpatrick,
13. Jeff Bland, Jr., 14. Bradley Sterrett,
15. Nick Drake,      16. Carson Short,
17. Chase Briscoe,   18. A.J. Hopkins,
19. Kurt Gross,      20. Tyler Courtney,
21. Dave Darland,    22. Wes McIntyre,
23. Seth Parker. NT

**Hopkins flipped on the final lap of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-26 B.Short,
Laps 27-40 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson                 -1,577;
2-Darland                 -1,572;
3-Bacon                    -1,521;
4-Thomas                 -1,396;
5-Stockon                -1,392;
6-Hines                    -1,291;
7-Ballou                  -1,231;
8-Schuerenberg   -1,000;
9-Windom                 -980;
10-Cottle                  -952.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
September 21    – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway
– “4-Crown Nationals”


Sept 10 2013
“GLENN HOWARD MEMORIAL” SATURDAY FOR CRA AT THE PAS;
TRULLI WINS “GOLD CUP” CLASSIC, TITLE GOES TO BERNAL

 from DICK JORDAN    
   Damion Gardner leads the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars to this Saturday night’s “Glenn Howard Memorial” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. He has a comfortable 107-point lead over teammate Nic Faas.
   Jimmy Trulli of Placerville, Calif. won Thursday night’s 30-lap USAC Western Classic Sprint finale at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., part of the track’s “Gold Cup” program. Trulli and his S & S Automotive/El Dorado Fence S & S/Chevy led all 30 laps to beat Austin Liggett, Ryan Bernal, Kyle Hirst and fast
qualifier Geoff Ensign.
   Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., finishing third Thursday, emerged as the 2013 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion with a 50-point margin over runner-up Shauna Hogg, who was 14th at Chico.
   Faas is the only driver this year to repeat at the PAS, while Gardner and
defending series champ Mike Spencer continue to lead the all-time Perris
USAC/CRA victory totals with 26 and 24 respectively.
 
 FINAL USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Ryan Bernal-532,  2-Shauna Hogg-482,
3-D.J. Johnson-426, 4-Tony Hunt-401,
5-Geoff Ensign-132, 6-Landon Hurst-113,
7-Bud Kaeding-112,  8-Gordon Rodgers-94,
9-Marty Hawkins-86, 10-Austin Liggett-78.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-1,042, 2-Nic Faas-935,
3-Mike Spencer-896,     4-Matt Mitchell-726,
5-Bud Kaeding-694,      6-Austin Williams-672,
7-Cody Williams-666,    8-Brody Roa-610,
9-Ryan Bernal-551,     10-Richard Vander Weerd-415.
 
 
USAC MSCS“HAUBSTADT HUSTLER” SATURDAY AT TRI-STATE;
POINT LEADERS DARLAND, CLAUSON STAR IN ARKANSAS!

 from DICK JORDAN
    The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point leaders head for Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Saturday for the $10,000-to-win “Haubstadt Hustler,” co-sanctioned by MSCS. Last weekend, Dave Darland and Bryan Clauson continued their battle for the 2013 title by sweeping the Arkansas races at Little Rock and West Memphis.
   Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., got by Kyle Cummins on lap eight and led the final 23 laps Friday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock to beat Kevin Thomas Jr., Brady Bacon, Cummins and Tim Crawley. Clauson piloted the Tony
Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Chevy Performance/Curb Records Beast/Kistler.
 Saturday’s 30-lapper at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis went to Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., driving the Phillips Motorsports Racer’s Advantage DRC/Foxco. He took the lead on lap 34 when leader Clauson spun, then led the final seven laps to beat Jon Stanbrough, Tyler Courtney, Tracy Hines and Keaton Dobbs, as Clauson came back to take sixth. Local drivers Zach Pringle and Dobbs led the opening laps before Clauson took over on lap seven.
   Drivers Chase Stockon and Courtney earned Pro Source fast qualifying awards in the two Arkansas events.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,559;
2-Bryan Clauson-1,541;
3-Brady Bacon-1,467;
4-Chase Stockon-1,347;
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,336;
6-Tracy Hines-1,252;
7-Robert Ballou-1,200;
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000;
9-Chris Windom-980;
10-Tyler Courtney-923.

 
HANFORD, TULARE NEXT FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
POINT LEADER FARIA TAKES BAKERSFIELD

 from DICK JORDAN
   Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Calif. can breathe a little easier this weekend as the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series takes a hiatus until September 20-21 when it visits Hanford and Tulare, Calif. for back-to-back races.
   Faria has spurted to a 44-point lead over Bud Kaeding in the latest standings, partly as a result of last Saturday night’s 30-lap victory at Bakersfield, Calif.
   Faria led all 30 laps at Bakersfield in his Johnson Calf Pens/DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike/Downing, beating Kaeding, fast qualifier Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd and Mike Spencer to the checkered flag.
   In four races at each upcoming track, Faria was the last of four winners at Hanford. The others were Ryan Bernal, Richard Vander Weerd and Troy Rutherford. At Tulare, Bernal has won three times and Vander Weerd once.
 
2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.-750,
2-Bud Kaeding-706,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-695,
4-Ryan Bernal-661,
5-Markus Niemela-559,
6-Rusty Carlile-531,
7-Jace Vander Weerd-495,
8-Austin Liggett-404,
9-Ricky Kirkbride-377,
10-Landon Hurst-363.

 
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CASA GRANDE SATURDAY;
DAVIS GRABS QUEEN CREEK BATTLE

 from DICK JORDAN    
   Central Arizona Raceway hosts this Saturday’s USAC Southwest Sprint Car race and series point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. again share the favorites spotlight. The Casa Grande, Ariz. track is one which has eluded Johnson so far this year as he leads Davis by 80 points in the latest standings.
   Davis and Josh Pelkey have been the winners there so far this year.
   Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., emerged victorious in Saturday night’s race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., surviving a late-race duel with Johnson. The two leaders swapped the lead back and forth at the end, Johnson taking the lead on the white-flag lap, then Davis regaining it on the final lap for the win in his Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott. Johnson finished
second ahead of Bruce St. James, Ryan Linder and Ronnie Clark.
   The win for Davis extended his lead as the winningest USAC driver in the state of Arizona. The win was his 11th in the Grand Canyon State.
 

2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson     -943,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-863,
3-Mike Martin      -769,
4-Ronnie Clark     -686,
5-Shon Deskins     -669,
6-Andy Reinbold    -602,
7-Josh Pelkey      -583,
8-Chris Bonneau    -575,
9-Brian Hosford    -498,
10-Bruce St. James -461.


Sept 9 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 7
 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

 from USAC
    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.597; 2. Bud
Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.631; 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.642; 4.
Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.675; 5. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.680; 6. Mike
Spencer, 7M, Priestley-15.754; 7. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-15.860; 8. Danny
Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.880; 9. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-15.887; 10. Troy
Rutherford, 73, Ford-15.928; 11. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-16.184; 12. Chris
Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.341; 13. Adam Frith-Smith, 62, Frith-Smith-16.448; 14. Kevin
Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.666; 15. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-16.706; 16. Garrett Long,
38, Long-16.726; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.844; 18. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-17.042;
19. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT; 20. Chris Gansen, 7G, Gansen-NT.
 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rutherford, 2. Roa, 3. Hurst, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5.
Long, 6. Frith-Smith, 7. Nichols. NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Kaeding, 3. Liggett, 4. Day, 5. Barnes, 6.
Gansen, 7. DeBlauw. NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ennis, 2, Spencer, 3. Sibley, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5.
Carlile, 6. Jones. NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Spencer, 3. Liggett, 4. Roa, 5. Kaeding, 6. Hurst,
7. R.Vander Weerd, 8. J. Vander Weerd. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Richard Vander Weerd,
4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Rusty Carlile, 7. Austin Liggett, 8.
Jeff Sibley, 9. Landon Hurst, 10. Chris Ennis, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Chris Gansen,
13. Matt Day, 14. Garrett Long, 15. Troy Rutherford, 16. Austin DeBlauw, 17.
Bill Jones, 18. Kevin Barnes, 19. Terry Nichols, 20. Adam Frith-Smith. NT  
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faria.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Faria-750, 2-Kaeding-706, 3-R.Vander
Weerd-695, 4-Ryan Bernal-661, 5-Markus Niemela-559, 6-Carlile-531, 7-J.Vander
Weerd-495, 8-Liggett-404, 9-Ricky Kirkbride-377, 10-Hurst-363.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: September 20 – Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway



Sept 8 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 7
– West Memphis, Arkansas – Riverside International Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-13.023;
2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.065;
3. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.080;
4. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.081;
5. Derek Hagar, 9, Conrad-13.093;
6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.138;
7. Zach Pringle, 14z, Mobbs-13.379;
8. Jerod Roller, 5, Roller-13.442;
9. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-13.478;
10. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Wade-13.479;
11. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.482;
12. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.492;
13. Tim Crawley, 88, Ward-13.549;
14. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-13.554;
15. Anthony Nicholson, 16, Nicholson-13.733;
16. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-13.785;
17. Ronnie Howard, 44, Howard-13.796;
18. Chad Jones, 40, Chambliss-13.881;
19. Jordon Mallett, 14, Mallett-13.892;
20. Wade Oliver, 58, Pyles-14.454;
21. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-NT;
22. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-NT (time of 13.969 disallowed).
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Crawley,  2. Thomas,
3. Pringle,  4. Stanbrough,
5. Clauson,  6. Courtney,
7. Williams, 8. Mallett. 2:19.46
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cummins, 2. Howard,
3. Roller,  4. Drake,
5. Hines,   6. Hagar,
7. Oliver. 2:16.99
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Nicholson, 2. Ballou,
3. Darland,   4. Dobbs,
5. Bacon,     6. Jones,
7. Stockon. NT
 
FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Dave Darland,        2. Jon Stanbrough,
3. Tyler Courtney,      4. Tracy Hines,
5. Keaton Dobbs,        6. Bryan Clauson,
7. Derek Hagar,         8. Robert Ballou,
9. Nick Drake,         10. Brady Bacon,
11. Jordon Mallett,    12. Chet Williams,
13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 14. Tim Crawley,
15. Kyle Cummins,      16. Chase Stockon,
17. A Nicholson,       18. Ronnie Howard,
19. Wade Oliver,       20. Zach Pringle,
21. Chad Jones,        22. Jerod Roller. NT
 
**Roller flipped on the start of the Feature.
Pringle flipped on lap 2 of the Feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Pringle,
Laps 2-6 Dobbs,
Laps 7-33 Clauson,
Laps 34-40 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-1,559;
2-Clauson-1,541;
3-Bacon-1,467;
4-Stockon-1,347;
5-Thomas-1,336;
6-Hines-1,252;
7-Ballou-1,200;
8-H Schuerenberg-1,000;
9-Chris Windom-980;
10-Courtney-923.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 14    – Haubstadt, IN – Tri-State
Speedway (co-sanctioned with MSCS)


Sept 7 2013
USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 5
 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway

from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Geoff Ensign, 5v, VanLare-14.354;
2. Ryan Bernal, 93, Gardner-14.379;
3. Bud Kaeding, 73, Ford-14.519;
4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.544;
5. Andy Forsberg, 7c, Forsberg-14.559;
6. Kyle Hirst, 29, Croft-14.610;
7. Andy Gregg, 14R, Arnold-14.631;
8. Chad Boespflug, 14, Pierson-14.652;
9. Jimmy Trulli, 33t, Trulli-14.657;
10. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleason-14.802;
11. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.809;
12. Herman Klein, 42x, Klein-14.818;
13. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.846;
14. Max Adams, 5x, Adams--14.928;
15. Taylor Simas, 7, Simas-14.989;
16. Shawn Wright, 99x, Wright-15.068;   
17. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps-15.114;
18. Jason York, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.118;
19. Scott Hall, 56k, Phulps-15.158;
20. Koen Shaw, 88k, Shaw-15.209;
21. Tim Sherman, 1jr, Sherman-15.249;
22. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.532;
23. Shauna Hogg, 5, Hogg-15.639;
24. Rowdy McClenon, 13, McClenon-15.671;
25. Billy Aton, 26, Aton-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Rollag,    2. Ensign,
3. Wright,    4. Liggett,
5. Aton,      6. Gregg,
7. Richardon, 8. Hall,
9. Schank. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. Johnson,
3. Forsberg,  4. Shaw,
5. Bernal,    6. Hogg,
7. Adams,     8. Hunt. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Trulli,   2. Simas,
3. Kaeding,  4. Klein,
5. McClenon, 6. York,
7. Sherman,  8. Hirst. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Schank,      2. Bernal,
3. York,        4. Hall,
5. Hunt,        6. Sherman,
7. Hogg,        8. Aton,
9. Richardson, 10. Gregg,
11.McClenon,  12. Hirst. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jimmy Trulli,       2. Austin Liggett,
3. Ryan Bernal,        4. Kyle Hirst,
5. Geoff Ensign,       6. Tony Hunt,
7. Andy Gregg,         8. D.J. Johnson,
9. Herman Klein,      10. Brett Rollag,
11. Koen Shaw,        12. Bud Kaeding,
13. Billy Aton,       14. Shauna Hogg,
15. Rowdy McClenon,   16. Jason York,
17. Terry Schank Jr., 18. Andy Forsberg,
19. Taylor Simas,     20. Chad Boespflug,
21. Tim Sherman Jr.,  22. Jim Richardson,
23. Scott Hall,       24. Shawn Wright. NT

**Wright flipped on lap 2 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Trulli.
 
FINAL USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal                      -532,
2-Hogg                        -482,
3-Johnson                  -426,
4 -Hunt                       -401,
5-Ensign                    -132,
6-Landon Hurst       -113,
7-Kaeding                 -112,
8-Gordon Rodgers    -94,
9-Marty Hawkins      -86,
10-Liggett                  -78.

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 6
 – Little Rock, Arkansas – I-30 Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.092;
2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.193;
3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-13.330;
4. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.337;
5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.496;
6. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.687;
7. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.728;
8. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-13.744;
9. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-13.773;
10. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.781;
11. Derek Hagar, 9, Conrad-13.787;
12. Tim Crawley, 88, Ward-14.100;
13. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-14.128;
14. Zach Pringle, 14z, Mobbs-14.138;
15. Anthony Nicholson, 16, Nicholson-14.166;
16. Jerod Roller, 5, Roller-14.179;
17. Jacob Pringle, 2J, Mobbs-14.186;
18. Jordon Mallett, 14, Mallett-14.224;
19. Joe Young, 12T, Young-14.308;
20. Brad Bowden, 39, Bowden-14.447;
21. Tommy Snellgrove, 4T, Snellgrove-14.547;
22. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.570;
23. Cody Gardner, 1G, Gardner-14.591;
24. Johnny Gardner, 31G, Gardner-14.674;
25. Rick Pringle, 38, Pringle-14.786;
26. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-14.915.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clauson,   2. Darland,
3. Dobbs,     4. Young,
5. Roller,    6. Moore,
7. R.Pringle, 8. Ballou,
9. Stockon. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Z.Pringle, 2. Bacon,
3. Cummins,   4. Hines,
5. Hagar,     6. Bowden,
7. C.Gardner, 8. Williams,
9. J.Pringle. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Crawley,    2. Thomas,
3. Nicholson,  4. Courtney,
5. Drake,      6. Mallett,
7. Snellgrove, 8. J.Gardner. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Ballou,     2. C.Gardner,
3. Mallett,    4. Snellgrove,
5. Moore,      6. R.Pringle,
7. Williams,   8. Stockon,
9. J.Pringle, 10. Bowden,
11. J.Gardner.
NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson,       2. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
3. Brady Bacon,         4. Kyle Cummins,
5. Tim Crawley,         6. Zach Pringle,
7. Tracy Hines,         8. Tyler Courtney,
9. Derek Hagar,        10. Dave Darland,
11. Jordon Mallett,    12. Joe Young,
13. Anthony Nicholson, 14. Chase Stockon,
15. Keaton Dobbs,      16. Nick Drake,
17. Chet Williams,     18. Nathan Moore,
19. Jerod Roller,      20. Robert Ballou,
21. Rick Pringle,      22. Cody Gardner,
23. Tommy Snellgrove. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-7 Cummins,
Laps 8-30 Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson       -1,489,
2-Darland       -1,489;
3-Bacon         -1,430;
4-Stockon       -1,323;
5-Thomas        -1,302;
6-Hines         -1,192;
7-Ballou        -1,154;
8-H Schuerenberg-1,000;
9-Chris Windom    -980;
10-Shane Cottle   -919.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 7  – West Memphis, AR – Riverside International Speedway


Sept 5 2013
CLASSICS PART OF “GOLD CUP” AT CHICO THURSDAY;
BK, LARSON TAKE “VERMEIL CLASSIC” VICTORIES

 from DICK JORDAN
    Ryan Bernal leads the USAC Western Classic Sprint cars to Thursday night’s “Gold Cup” race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. Bernal enters the series finale with a 53-point lead over D.J. Johnson.
 
    The Western Classics joined the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars for last weekend’s 6th “Loiue Vermeil Classic” at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway and Bernal posted a fourth-place finish in Saturday night’s 30-lapper.
 
    Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. won Saturday night’s 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CCRA Sprint race at Calistoga. He took the lead from series point leader Damion Gardner on lap 16 and led the rest of the way in his Buster & Ziggy Enterprises/Kaeding Performance Maxim/Reitz. Gardner took second ahead of fast qualifier Mike Spencer, Bernal and Nic Faas.
 
    Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, Calif. completed a “sweep” of Sunday’s 6th “Louie Vermeil Classic” USAC features at Calistoga, winning the 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CRA & Western Classic Sprint feature after previously winning the 25-lap Midget race. He passed Spencer on the white-flag lap and led the last two laps of the Sprint race in his Keith Ford Berry Pack/King Racing Products Special to beat Kaeding, Austin Williams, fast qualifier Spencer and Bradley Terrell.
 
    The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars resume action September 14 in the “Glenn Howard
Classic” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner            -1,042,
2-Nic Faas                              -935,
3-Mike Spencer                     -896,
4-Matt Mitchell                      -726,
5-Bud Kaeding                       -694,
6-Austin Williams                 -672,
7-Cody Williams                   -666,
8-Brody Roa                          -610,
9-Ryan Bernal                      -551,
10-Richard Vander Weerd-415.
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Ryan Bernal                     -590,
2-D.J. Johnson                    -537,
3-Tony Hunt                         -499,
4-Shauna Hogg                   -455,
5-Landon Hurst                  -113,
6-Gordon Rodgers               -94,
7-Marty Hawkins                 -86,
8-Bud Kaeding                      -73,
9-Geoff Ensign                      -71,
10-Richard Vander Weerd-68.


Sept 3 2013
 
SPRINTS HEAD TO 2 ARKANSAS RACES THIS WEEK;
DARLAND IN IOWA; COONS WINS “HULMAN/HURTUBISE” CLASSIC

 from DICK JORDAN    
    Arkansas hosts a pair of AMSOIL USAC National Sprint races this weekend as Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson and Brady Bacon continue to battle for the 2013 championship.
 
    Friday’s race is at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, where rains interrupted last year’s event. Saturday’s race is at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, where Bacon triumphed last season.
 
Darland won last Friday night’s 30-lapper at 34 Raceway in West Burlington,
Iowa and leads Clauson by 30 points in the latest standings, with Bacon 87 back. A total of 148 points are up for grabs this weekend.
 
Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., took the lead at West Burlington on lap 14 after
Bacon’s engine expired, then led the last 17 laps in the Phillips Motorsports Racers Advantage DRC/Foxco. Chris Windom took second ahead of Clauson, Justin Grant and Robert Ballou.
 
Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. led all 30 laps of Saturday’s “Tony Hulman/Jim Hurtubise Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The win was Coons’ second in the Hulman race as he beat Bacon, Tracy Hines, Clauson and Darland to the checkered flag. Coons piloted the Crume-Evans Insurance/RG Enterprises Spike/Chevy.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland            -1,449,
2-Bryan Clauson           -1,419,
3-Brady Bacon             -1,362,
4-Chase Stockon          -1,292,
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.      -1,234.
6-Tracy Hines             -1,143,
7-Robert Ballou            -1,137,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg -1,000,
9-Chris Windom             -980,
10-Shane Cottle             -919.
 
JOHNSON, DAVIS LEAD SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO QUEEN CREEK
 from DICK JORDAN
USAC Southwest Sprint Car point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. will lead the series back to Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday and each hopes to add another notch to his USAC Arizona victory belt.
 
Davis, who won one of the recent “non-point” Freedom Tour races in
middle-America, has spurted to the all-time lead in terms of USAC victories in the Grand Canyon State and Johnson now trails by two in that category. Davis has 10 while Johnson’s total stands at eight.
 Johnson has two Queen Creek wins so far this year, while Davis has one. Mike Martin, third in the current series standings, won the other QueenCreek race held this year.
 
Johnson’s point lead stands at 82 points and while his lead is not in jeopardy Saturday, this weekend’s race will obviously figure prominently into the championship battle.
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson     -878,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-796,
3-Mike Martin       -720,
4-Ronnie Clark      -632,
5-Shon Deskins     -625,
6-Andy Reinbold    -558,
7-Chris Bonneau   -555,
8-Josh Pelkey       -541,
9-Brian Hosford    -466,
10-Mike Bonneau  -418.
 
 
NEW PODIUM AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY?
 from DICK JORDAN
    The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars return to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway
Saturday night and three drivers will try to make sure the podium resembles the
previous two outings at the 3/8-mile dirt oval so far this year.
 
    Ryan Bernal, Bud Kaeding and Richard Vander Weerd claimed the podium spots on
both occasions but series point leader Danny Faria Jr., with a fourth and a
seventh in his two Bakersfield starts, hopes to change that Saturday.
 
    Bernal and Vander Weerd switched victories and runner-up finishes in the March
and April races, while Kaeding was third in both. Bernal trails Faria in the
latest standings by 21 points, with Kaeding 45 out of the lead and Vander Weerd
seven behind Kaeding.
 
Bernal is coming off his two worst showings in the 2013 series, a fifth and
21st in his last two outings after recording nine straight podiums to start the season.
He has five wins, compared to Vander Weerd’s four.
 Kaeding is seeking his first this year, while Faria’s first came in the most recent race at
Hanford.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Danny Faria Jr.            -682,
2-Ryan Bernal                -661,
3-Bud Kaeding               -637,
4-Richard Vander Weerd  -630,
5-Markus Niemela          -559,
6-Rusty Carlile               -482,
7-Jace Vander Weerd     -435,
8-Ricky Kirkbride            -376,
9-Austin Liggett             -354,
10-Marty Hawkins          -335.

Aug 31 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS
August 30, 2013 – West Burlington, Iowa – 34 Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.554;
2. Justin Grant, 39, Walker-14.692;
3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.719;
4. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.754;
5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.802;
6. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-14.814;
7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.827;
8. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.915;
9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.931;
10. Keaton Dobbs, 5K, Dobbs-15.080;
11. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.134;
12. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.167;
13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 12, Rogers-15.210;
14. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.218;
15. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-15.264;
16. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-15.319;
17. Mike Houseman, Jr., 68, Houseman-15.791;
18. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-15.835;
19. Matt Sutton, 3, Grit-16.256;
20. Andy Huston, 40, Huston-16.322;
21. Tyler Shoemaker, 1T, Shoemaker-17.232;
22. Mitch Wissmiller, 1, Wissmiller-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Cottle,  2. Bacon,
3. Darland, 4. Schuerenberg,
5. Dobbs,   6. Sutton,
7. Farney. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Stockon,  2. Windom, 3. Ballou,
4. Grant,    5. K. Thomas,
6. Houseman, 7. Huston. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Drake,    2. Hines,
3. Clauson,  4. Courtney,
5. Cummins,  6. S. Thomas,
7. Shoemaker. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland,          2. Chris Windom,
3. Bryan Clauson,         4. Justin Grant,
5. Robert Ballou,         6. Chase Stockon,
7. Tracy Hines,           8. Kyle Cummins,
9. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,    10. Tyler Courtney,
11. Keaton Dobbs,        12. Nick Drake,
13. Steve Thomas,        14. Tyler Shoemaker,
15. Shane Cottle nnnnnnnn16. Matt Sutton,
17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 18. Andy Huston,
19. Brady Bacon,         20. Mike Houseman, Jr. NT

**Wissmiller flipped during Qualifying. Farney flipped during the first heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-13 Bacon,
Laps 14-30 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-1,394;
2-Clauson-1,355;
3-Bacon-1,299;
4-Stockon-1,249;
5-Thomas-1,195;
6-Ballou-1,088;
7-Hines-1,076;
8-Schuerenberg-1,000;
9-Windom-938;
10-Cottle-886.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 31  
– Terre Haute (IN) Action Track
43rd “Tony Hulman/Jim Hurtubise Classic”


Aug 28 2013
KUNZ TEAM INVADES CALISTOGA For USAC RacesThis Weekend
 From DICK JORDAN
   The Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Racing Team is headed for California this weekend! The occasion is the 6th “Louie Vermeil Classic” at Calistoga Speedway featuring the Honda USAC Midgets and the AMSOIL USAC/CRA and Western Classic
Sprint Cars. The racing is slated Saturday and Sunday nights at the half-mile
dirt oval.
   While Honda National Dirt Midget point leader Christopher Bell is preparing for his TRAXXAS Silver Crown debut Sunday at DuQuoin, Ill., Kunz drivers Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson and Kyle Larson are expected to tackle Calistoga in the Midgets.
   Bell led a spectacular Kunz team of the three podium spots at this year’s recent Belleville (Kans.) Midget Nationals, with Abreu and Thorson rounding out the trio.
   Abreu, who hails from neighboring Rutherford, Calif., closed out last year’s “Louie Vermeil Classic” with his first-ever USAC feature event and he looks forward to getting back to the friendly confines of Calistoga.
   Larson’s roots are also close-by, in Elk Grove, while Thorson hails from Minden, Nev. Larson, juggling a busy NASCAR slate this season, hopes to compete in Sunday’s Midget race, while Abreu and Thorson are planning to compete both nights.
   Incentive is plenty for the Kunz team, which has already claimed Indiana Midget Week and Belleville Midget Nationals trophies and owns four Indiana and three Kansas wins and one in Wisconsin in 2013. Each of this weekend’s Calistoga
Midget victories will be worth $10,000, making this the biggest weekend of the year for the Honda Western Midget Series.
   Teams fielded by Kunz and Pete Willoughby have recorded an amazing 105 USAC feature wins plus six additional wins in regional USAC competition, involving 20 different drivers. So far only five of those have come in California but they hope to change that total this weekend.
  --USAC--


Aug 27 2013
BIG $$$“LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC” AT CALISTOGA
 by DICK JORDAN    
   This weekend’s 6th Annual “Louie Vermeil Classic” at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway showcases the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint, Western Classic Sprint and Honda Western Midget Series in Saturday and Sunday night “doubleheaders” on the half-mile dirt oval which has produced memorable races in its five previous runnings.
    Accelerated prize money will find Sunday night’s Sprint winner claiming $10,000 and Saturday night Sprint winner taking home a check for $7,500!
    Damion Gardner and Ryan Bernal enter the Calistoga races as the respective Sprint Car point leaders. Gardner enjoys a 131-point CRA lead over teammate Nic Faas, while Bernal stands 30 points ahead of D.J. Johnson in the Western Classics.
    The Calistoga events include a wine pouring event, an autograph session featuring Calistoga Speedway Hall of Famers, vintage race car displays and live music.
    Last year’s “Louie Vermeil Classic” featured victories by Bernal and Kyle Hirst (Sprints) and Evan Margeson and Rico Abreu (Midgets).
    Gardner, who just completed a world’s record run of 194-plus mph. at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, has 10 CRA podium finishes so far this year, including five wins, four seconds and a third.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner -957,
2-Nic Faas       -826,
3-Mike Spencer   -766,
4-Matt Mitchell  -645,
5-Cody Williams  -591,
6-Bud Kaeding    -564,
7-Austin Williams-564,
8-Brody Roa      -530,
9-Ryan Bernal    -491,
10-R Vander Weerd-415.
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Ryan Bernal    -410,
2-D.J. Johnson   -380,
3-Tony Hunt      -355,
4-Shauna Hogg    -321,
5-Landon Hurst   -113.
6-Gordon Rodgers  -94,
7-Marty Hawkins   -86,
8-Bud Kaeding     -73,
9-Geoff Ensign    -71,
10-R Vander Weerd -68.

 
“VERMEIL CLASSIC” GARDNER’S NEXT TARGET
 from DICK JORDAN
    Honda USAC Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner is eyeing a possible
$20,000 weekend in this Saturday and Sunday night’s 6th Annual “Louie Vermeil
Classic” at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.
 
    Gardner, of Norco, Calif., has a 68-point lead over Jake Swanson in the latest
standings and each Midget feature event at Calistoga offers a $10,000 winner’s
share!
 
    Gardner has five wins, three seconds and two thirds in 11 starts this year but
Evan Margeson and Rico Abreu were the winners in last year’s “Louie Vermeil
Classic” Midget features.
    This weekend’s events also include the AMSOIL USAC/CRA and Western Classic
Sprints in the Saturday and Sunday “doubleheaders” at the half-mile dirt oval.
 
    The Calistoga events include a wine pouring event, an autograph session
featuring Calistoga Speedway Hall of Famers, vintage race car displays and live
music.
 
HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS:
1-Ronnie Gardner-691,
2-Jake Swanson-623,
3-David Prickett-504,
4-Shannon McQueen-342, 5-Randi Pankratz-291, 6-Cody
Swanson-288, 7-Kyle Edwards-244, 8-Terry Nichols-232, 9-Scott Pierovich-217,
10-Johnathon Henry-202.
 
 
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RESUME AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY;
ZIEHL (2), DAVIS, SMITH TOP “FREEDOM TOUR” PODIUMS

 from DICK JORDAN
    USAC’s Southwest Sprint Car series championship battle resumes September 7 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. following four “non-point” special events last week in middle-America.
    R.J. Johnson will be out to protect his 82-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. going into the Queen Creek race.
    Davis joined New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl and Oklahoma’s Danny Smith as winners in last week’s “Freedom Tour” races. Smith won Wednesday’s opener at Sapulpa, Okla., while Ziehl won Thursday and Saturday races at Wichita and Dodge City, Kans. respectively and Davis was Friday’s Dodge City winner.
   Smith, who hails from Sapulpa, won Wednesday’s 30-lapper at Creek County Speedway. He took the lead on lap 16 when Kyle Clark flipped while leading, then led the rest of the way to beat Josh Pelkey, Jonathan Beason, Davis and Dustin Morgan.
    After scoring eleventh the previous night in Oklahoma, “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, New Mexico claimed victory at 81 Speedway in Wichita. Davis took second ahead of Josh Pelkey, Jeremy Campbell and Mike Martin.
    Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., won Friday’s 30-lapper at Dodge City Raceway Park, leading the final 15 laps after passing Pelkey on lap 16. Pelkey took second
ahead of Harli White, Jeff Lowery and Koby Barksdale.
    Ziehl closed out the 2013 “Freedom Tour” for USAC’s Southwest Sprint Cars Saturday night with a 30-lap feature victory at Dodge City. He led the first 14 and last five laps to beat Jordan Weaver, Davis, Michelle Decker and Tye Mihocko. Josh Pelkey led laps 15-25 but finished 11th in the race rundown.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson     -878,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-796,
3-Mke Martin       -720,
4-Ronnie Clark     -632,
5-Shon Deskins     -625,
6-Andy Reinbold    -558,
7-Chris Bonneau    -555,
8-Josh Pelkey      -541,
9-Brian Hosford    -466,
10-Mike Bonneau    -416.

 
CRIBBS, SAUNDERS CROWNED 600 SPRINT CHAMPS;
SHILLING, SAUNDERS TAKE PLYMOUTH FINALES
 
 from DICK JORDAN
    USAC’s 600 Sprint Champions were crowned Saturday night as the Open and
Restricted classes concluded their 2013 campaigns at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.
     Billy Cribbs of Muncie, Ind. and Garrett Saunders of Lakeville, Ind. emerged as the inaugural champions of the TRAXXAS USAC 600 Sprint series.
     Cribbs took third in the Open finale behind winner Randy Shilling and Rodney Stealy. While Craig Ronk and Ryan Kline rounded out the top five in the 20-lap feature led wire to wire by Shilling.
     Saunders passed Bud McCune on lap three and went on to win the 15-lap
Restricted feature over McCune, Nick Katrakis, Nicholas Schaefer and Garrett
Pearson.
 
 
FINAL 2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs    -906,
2-Dawson Stealy   -732,
3-Randy Shilling  -684,
4-Eric Saunders   -665,
5-Brad Nichols    -654,
6-Kris Knox       -384,
7-Jordon Lambert  -213,
8-Tyler Huffman   -176,
9-Gary Gipson     -164,
10-Ryan Leek      -50.
 
FINAL 2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-1,009,
2-Nicholas Schaefer -898,
3-Nick Katrakis     -671,
5-Bud McCune        -457,
5-Joel Rogers       -171.




USAC SPRINTS HEAD FOR 34 RACEWAY AND TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK;
DARLAND TAKES “SMACKDOWN” & PRELIM!
CLAUSON ALSO STARS IN KOKOMO PRELIM

 from DICK JORDAN    13-209
 Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. leads the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series on Friday and Saturday night races this weekend at West Burlington, Iowa and
Terre Haute, Ind. respectively. Friday night’s race is at 34 Raceway, while
Saturday night’s 43rd “Tony Hulman/Jim Hurtubise Classic” unfolds at the Terre Haute Action Track.
 
  Darland takes a 31-point lead over Bryan Clauson into the two races after they stole all the thunder last weekend in the 2nd “Sprint Car Smackdown” at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.
 
  Darland wheeled the Phillips Motorsports Racers Advantage/Jockish Flowers DRC/Foxco to spectacular victories Friday and Saturday after finishing second to Clauson’s Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Chevy Performance/Curb Records Beast/Kistler on Thursday.
 
  Darland led wire-to-wire to win Saturday’s 40-lapper over Shane Cottle, Chase Stockon, Chris Windom and Brady Bacon. The win capped a three-night run producing more than $20,000 in prize money and additional awards, which included part of the $10,000 in total lap prizes posted by numerous race supporters.
 
  On Friday, Darland passed Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap 19 and led the final 12 laps to win the 30-lap prelim over Stockon, Bacon, Clauson and Cottle, who earned the B & W Auto Mart overall “Hard Charger” award for passing 50 cars during the three nights of racing!
 
  Clauson came from 14th starting position on Thursday to record an unexpected victory, erasing a third-of-a-lap deficit to Darland on his way to a convincing 30-lap win over Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Bacon and Jerry Coons Jr.
 
  Numerous Kokomo participants were rewarded for various performances by
companies including ProSource, Butlerbuilt, CSI Shocks, Pace Performance
Coatings, Posh Canine Design Mobile Grooming, Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Arizona
Sport Shirts, Hinchman Racewear, Simpson, Impact by Master-Craft, ‘Rod End
Supply, Indy Performance Composites, Wilwood Brakes, PPM Titanium Products,
Hoosier Tire, DMI, USAC, AMSOIL, DRC Chassis, Roger & Barb Tapy and GoPro plus
all of those donating lap prize awards.
 
  Friday’s race at 34 Raceway will only be the second USAC Sprint car appearance at that track. Levi Jones was the 2010 winner.
 
  Saturday’s race at Terre Haute continues the “Tony Hulman Classic” tradition dating back to 1971, a race rained out in May, while also honoring the late USAC veteran Jim Hurtubise, who once won five straight USAC Sprint races at the half-mile dirt oval. Bud Kaeding won last year’s “Tony Hulman Classic.”
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland           -1,322,
2-Bryan Clauson          -1,291,
3-Brady Bacon            -1,277,
4-Chase Stockon         -1,196,
5-Kevin Thomas         -1,153,
6-Robert Ballou           -1,034,
7-Tracy Hines            -1,027,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg  -976,
9-Chris Windom            -874,
10-Shane Cottle            -855.




Aug 25 2013
USAC Sprints weekend Round Up

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 24, 2013 – Kokomo, Indiana
– Kokomo Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown 2”

 
FIRST QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Scotty Weir (#18 Keen),
2. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines).
3. Braylon Fitzpatrick (#3F Fitzpatrick).
4. Logan Jarrett (#29 Jarrett),
5. Darren Hagen (#21x Pollock),
6. Blake Fitzpatrick (#10 Fitzpatrick),
7. Dakota Jackson (#3 Jackson). NT
 
SECOND QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Shane Cottle (#2 Epperson),
2. Casey Shuman (#21k Krockenberger),
3. Chris Gurley (#12G Team Automotive),
4. Gary Taylor (#40 Hery),
5. Nick Drake (#55 Cline),
6. Ray Kenens (#K9 Kenens), 7.
Hunter Schuerenberg (#41 SST). NT
 
    
THIRD QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps)
1. Chris Windom (#11 Walker),
2. Wes McIntyre (#83 McIntyre),
3. Jerry Coons Jr. (#10E Edison),
4. Daron Clayton (#35 Byram),
5. Thomas Meseraull (#5 Baldwin),
6. Kyle Robbins (#17R Robbins), 7. Josh
Spencer (#66J Spencer).
 
“KING OF THE HILL” 2-CAR SHOOTOUTS: (3 laps each) Round 1:
Dave Darland (#71p Phillips)
defeated Tyler Courtney (#23c Courtney),

Chad Boespflug (#57 Hazen)
defeated Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou),

Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI)
defeated Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian) and  
Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics)
defeated Jon Stanbrough (#66 Tate/Wade).

Round 2:
Darland defeated Boespflug  
Stockon defeated Bacon,

Final Round:
Stockon defeated Darland.
 
B MAIN: (15 laps)
1. Clayton, 2. Meseraull,
3. Jarrett, 4. Taylor,
5. Robbins, 6. Hagen,
7. Drake,   8. Spencer,
9. Kenens. NT
 
FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Dave Darland,     2. Shane Cottle,
3. Chase Stockon,    4. Chris Windom,
5. Brady Bacon,      6. Bryan Clauson,
7. Scotty Weir,      8. Jerry Coons Jr.,
9. Tracy Hines,     10. Tyler Courtney,
11. Casey Shuman,   12. Robert Ballou,
13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. Gary Taylor,
15. Wes McIntyre,   16. Daron Clayton,
17. Kyle Robbins,   18. Chris Gurley,
19. B  Fitzpatrick, 20. Thomas Meseraull,
21. Logan Jarrett,  22. Chad Boespflug. NT

Jackson flipped during the first qualifier. Schuerenberg flipped during the second qualifier.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland      -1,322,
2-Clauson      -1,291,
3-Bacon        -1,277,
4-Stockon      -1,196,
5-Kevin Thomas -1,153,
6-Ballou       -1,034,
7-Hines        -1,027,
8-Schuerenberg -976,
9-Windom       -874,
10-Cottle      -855.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 30 – West Burlington, IA – 34 Raceway



USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 24, 2013 – Dodge
City, Kansas – Dodge City Raceway Park – “Freedom Tour”

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Michelle Decker (#7 Decker),
3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
5. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams),
6. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale),
7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
2. Josh Pelkey (#74 Williams),
3. Jordan Weaver (#1X Weaver),
4. Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart),
5. Jeff Lowery (#45 Lowery),
6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
7. Kevin Barksdale (#22K Barksdale). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Ziehl,   2. Deskins,
3. Martin,  4. Pelkey,
5. Davis,   6. Decker,
7. Bonneau, 8. Weaver. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl,        2. Jordan Weaver,
3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Michelle Decker,
5. Tye Mihocko,       6. Michael Curtis,
7. Shon Deskins,      8. Jeff Lowery,
9. Koby Barksdale,   10. Tom Lee,
11. Josh Pelkey,     12. Mike Martin,
13. Chris Bonneau,   14. Kevin Barksdale,
15. Tony Everhart. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Ziehl, Laps 15-25 Pelkey, Laps 26-30 Ziehl.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE: September 7 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona
Speedway

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 23, 2013 – Kokomo, Indiana
– Kokomo Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown 2”

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.618;
2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.798;
3. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-12.844;
4. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-12.851;
5. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.863;
6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.938;
7. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-12.953;
8. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.037;
9. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-13.047;
10. Daron Clayton, 35, Byram-13.092;
11. K ThomasJr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.130;
12. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.173; 13. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.177;
14. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.189;
15. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.195;
16. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.201;
17. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade-13.204;
18. Hunter Schuerenberg, 41, SST-13.206;
19. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.271;
20. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.299;
21. Thomas Meseraull, 5, Baldwin-13.301;
22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.331;
23. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.337;
24. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.370;
25. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10, Fitzpatrick-13.384;
26. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.431;
27. Darren Hagen, 21x, Pollock-13.476;
28. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.482;
29. Todd Keen, 18x, Keen-13.562;
30. Braylon Fitzpatrick, 3F, Fitzpatrick-13.585; 31. Dustin Smith, 77s, Smith-13.708;
32. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.950;
33. Jarett Andretti, 18a, Andretti-14.278;
34. Ray Kenens, K9, Kenens-14.793;
35. Billy Wease, 59p, Powell-14.411;
36. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Hines,
3. Darland, 4. Braylon
Fitzpatrick,
5. Taylor, 6. Robbins,
7. Boespflug, 8. Meseraull,
9. Wease. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Schuerenberg, 2. Bacon,
3. Stockon,      4. Leary,
5. Clayton,      6. Ballou,
7. Smith,        8. Hagen,
9. Kenens. 2:15.42
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Windom,
3. Bell,   4. Courtney,
5. Cottle, 6. Weir,
7. Gurley, 8. Shuman,
9. Spencer. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. B Fitzpatrick, 2. Clauson,
3. Jackson,       4. McIntyre,
5. Jarrett,       6. Drake,
7. Andretti,      8. Keen. 2:16.33
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Cottle,    2. Weir,
3. Shuman,    4. Ballou,
5. Boespflug, 6. Meseraull,
7. Jarrett,   8. Drake,
9. Keen,     10. Taylor,
11. Gurley,  12. Andretti,
13. Robbins, 14. Hagen,
15. Kenens,  16. Clayton,
17. Spencer, 18. Smith, 19.
Wease. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland,          2. Chase Stockon,
3. Brady Bacon,           4. Bryan Clauson,
5. Shane Cottle,          6. Tracy Hines,
7. Chris Windom,          8. Casey Shuman,
9. Scotty Weir,          10. Robert Ballou,
11. Chad Boespflug,      12. Tyler Courtney,
13. Wes McIntyre,        14. Jon Stanbrough,
15. Dakota Jackson,      16. Blake Fitzpatrick,
17. C.J. Leary,          18. Thomas Meseraull,
19. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20. Daron Clayton,
21. Christopher Bell,    22. Braylon Fitzpatrick,
23. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT

**Bell flipped on lap 18 of the feature. Meseraull flipped on lap 26 of the
feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-18 Thomas,
Laps 19-30 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-1,262,
2-Clauson-1,246,
3-Bacon-1,229,
4-Thomas-1,153,
5-Stockon-1,142,
6-Ballou-1,005,
7-Hines-991,
8-Schuerenberg-975,
9-Windom-823,
10-Cottle-798.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 24 – Kokomo (IN) Speedway – “Sprint Car
Smackdown 2”



USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 23, 2013 – Dodge
City, Kansas – Dodge City Raceway Park – “Freedom Tour

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey     (#74 Williams),
2. Chris Bonneau   (#78 Bonneau),
3. Michelle Decker (#7 Decker),
4. Tye Mihocko     (#5 Mihocko),
5. Tom Lee         (#53 Lee),
6. Koby Barksdale  (#22 Barksdale),
7. Raymond Seeman  (#72
Seeman). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mike Martin       (#16 Martin),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Don Droud Jr.     (#1X Droud),
4. Harli White       (#16W Martin),
5. Michael Curtis    (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
6. Zach Blurton      (#2J Blurton). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl      (#41W Williams),
2. Shon Deskins    (#20 Deskins),
3. Jordan Weaver   (#92 Weaver),
4. Jeff Lowery     (#45 Lowery),
5. Tony Everhart   (#55 Everhart),
6. Kevin Barksdale (#22K Barksdale). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Ziehl,   2. Bonneau,
3. Pelkey,  4. Martin,
5. Davis,   6. Decker,
7. Deskins, 8. Weaver. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Josh Pelkey,
3. Harli White,       4. Jeff Lowery,
5. Koby Barksdale,    6. Michelle Decker,
7. Zach Blurton,      8. Tye Mihocko,
9. Chris Bonneau,    10. Tom Lee,
11. Tony Everhart,   12. Don Droud Jr.,
13. Rick Ziehl,      14. Shon Deskins,
15. Mike Martin,     16. Michael Curtis,
17. Jordan Weaver,   18. Kevin Barksdale,
19. Raymond Seeman. NT

**Weaver, Martin, and Deskins flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Ziehl, Laps 10-15 Pelkey, Laps 16-30 Davis.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE: August 24 – Dodge City (KS)
Raceway Park – “Freedom Tour”


TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: August 24, 2013 – Plymouth,
Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders), 2. Nick Katrakis (#44K
Katrakis), 3. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer ), 4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune), 5.
Garrett Pearson (89D Pearson). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders, 2. Bud McCune, 3. Nick Katrakis, 4.
Nicholas Schaefer, 5. Garrett Pearson. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 McCune, Laps 3-15 Saunders.
 
FINAL TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Saunders-1,009,
2-Schaefer-898, 3-Katrakis-671, 5-McCune-457, 5-Joel Rogers-171.
 

 
TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: August 24, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana
- Plymouth Speedway

 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders), 2. Dawson Stealy (#40
Stealy), 3. Kris Knox (#92 Knox), 4. Jason Montel (#27M Montel), 5. Tony Fischer
(#8 Fischer), 6. Thurl Kester (#13K Kester). NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling), 2. Billy Cribbs (#16
Cribbs), 3. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols), 4. Garrett  Saunders (#39S Saunders), 5.
Matt Frisbie (#4X Frisbie). NT
 
    FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Randy Shilling, 2. Rodney Stealy, 3. Billy Cribbs, 4.
Craig Ronk, 5. Ryan Kline, 6. Eric Saunders, 7. Garrett Saunders, 8. Jason
Ormsby, 9. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 10. Kris Knox, 11. Jorgan Montel, 12. Brad
Nichols, 13. Michael Tumey, 14. Thurl Kester. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-20 Shilling.
 
FINAL TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS: 1-Cribbs-906, 2-Stealy-732,
3-Shilling-684, 4-E.Saunders-665, 5-Nichols-654, 6-Knox-384, 7-Jordon
Lambert-213, 8-Tyler Huffman-176, 9-Gary Gipson-164, 10-Ryan Leek-50.




Aug 24 2013
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 22
Wichita, Kansas – 81 Speedway – “Freedom Tour”

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams),
2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
3. Don Droud Jr. (#1X Droud),
4. Michelle Decker (#7 Decker),
5. Jordon Weaver (#92 Weaver),
6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Micohco),
8. Jeff Lowery (#45 Lowery),
9. Forrest Sutherland (#85 Sutherland). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Stevens (#09 Stevens),
2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
3. Danny Smith (#5$Smith),
4. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer),
5. Mike Peters (#51 Peters),
6. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton),
7. Kevin Barksdale (#22K Barksdale),
8. Harli White (#16W Martin),
9. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Jeremy Campbell(#10C Campbell),
3. Josh Pelkey (#74 Williams),
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood),
6. Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart),
7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
8. Gavin Stout (#15 Stout),
9. Kasey Beckham (#3B Beckham). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Smith, 8. Deskins. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Mihocko, 2. Curtis,
3. White, 4. Lowery,
5. Everhart, 6. Blurton,
7. Stout, 8. Ke.Barksdale,
9. Sutherland, 10. Ko.Barksdale. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl, 2. Charles Davis Jr.,
3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Jeremy Campbell,
5. Mike Martin, 6. Joe Wood Jr.,
7. Harli White, 8. Josh Stevens,
9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Don Droud Jr.,
11. Mike Peters, 12. Jeff Lowey,
13. Michael Curtis, 14. Jordon Weaver,
15. Tom Lee, 16. Cody Brewer,
 17. Shon Deskins, 18. Michelle Decker,
19. Tye Mihocko, 20. Danny Smith. NT

**Ko.Barksdale and White flipped during the second heat. Mihocko flipped during
the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Smith,
Laps 3-30 Ziehl.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE: August 23 – Dodge City (KS)
Raceway Park – “Freedom Tour”


Aug 23 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 22
 – Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown 2”


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Justin Grant, 39, Walker-12.739;
2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.839;
3. Hunter Schuerenberg, 41, SST-12.851;
4. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.916;
5. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.952;
6. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-12.953;
7. Daron Clayton, 35, Byram-12.954;
8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.958;
9. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-12.960;
10. K ThomasJr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-12.974;
11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.980;
12. Jarett Andretti, 18a, Andretti-13.008;
13. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.047;
14. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-13.056;
15. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-13.091;
16. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade-13.097;
17. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart-13.126;
18. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.157;
19. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.215;
20. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.218;
21. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.269;
22. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10, Fitzpatrick-13.289;
23. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-13.354;
24. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.371;
25. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.371;
26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.387;
27. Thomas Meseraull, 5, Baldwin-13.485;
28. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.493;
29. Darren Hagen, 21x, Pollock-13.495;
30. Conner Donelson, 42, Donelson-13.519;
31. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.565;
32. Dustin Smith, 77s, Smith-13.578;
33. Braylon Fitzpatrick, 3F, Fitzpatrick-13.583;
34. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.705;
35. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.728;
36. Travis Welpott, 18x, Gorman-14.313;
37. Billy Wease, 59p, Powell-14.346;
38. Ray Kenens, K9, Kenens-14.693.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clauson,       2. Hines,
3. Darland,       4. Shuman,
5. Courtney,      6. Spencer,
7. B Fitzpatrick, 8. Wease,
9. Grant,        10. Hagen. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Cottle,
3. Thomas,  4. Ballou,
5. Taylor,  6. Blake Fitzpatrick,
7. Jarett,  8. Donelson,
9. Drake,  10. Kenens. 2:14.29
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Bell, 4. Weir, 5. Schuerenberg,
6. Clayton, 7. Gurley, 8. Meseraull, 9. Simon. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. McIntyre,
3. Coons,      4. Boespflug,
5. Jackson,    6. Andretti,
7. Smith,      8. Welpott. 2:16.31
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Clayton,       2. Meseraull,
3. Courtney,      4. Blake Fitzpatrick,
5. Taylor,        6. Hagen,
7. B Fitzpatrick, 8. Jackson,
9. Andretti,     10. Drake,
11. Spencer,     12. Wease,
13. Simon,       14. Kenens,
15. Welpott,     16. Schuerenberg,
17. Donelson. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson,     2. Dave Darland,
3. Jon Stanbrough,    4. Brady Bacon,
5. Jerry Coons Jr.,   6. Tyler Courtney,
7. Kevin Thomas Jr.,  8. Robert Ballou,
9. Christopher Bell, 10. Chad Boespflug,
11. Shane Cottle,    12. Casey Shuman,
13. Chris Windom,    14. Darren Hagen,
15. Wes McIntyre,    16. Chase Stockon,
17. Scotty Weir,     18. Thomas Meseraull,
19. B Fitzpatrick,   20. Daron Clayton,
21. Tracy Hines,     22. Gary Taylor. 7:21.35

Andretti flipped during qualifying.
Leary flipped during qualifying.
Grant flipped during the first heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Coons,
Laps 2-4 Thomas,
Laps 5-22 Darland,
Laps 23-30
Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland    -1,190,
2-Clauson    -1,188,
3-Bacon      -1,163,
4-Thomas     -1,132,
5-Stockon    -1,078,
6-Ballou       -971,
7-Schuerenberg -952,
8-Hines        -939,
9-Windom       -774,
10-Cottle      -746.


USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 21
Sapulpa, Oklahoma – Creek County Speedway – “Freedom Tour”

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 2. Josh Pelkey (#74
Williams), 3. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 4. Tim Kent (#94L Kent), 5. Josh
Stevens (#09 Stevens), 6. David Dutton (#23 Dutton), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C
Turner/Wheeler), 8. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 2. Matt Ward (#51 Ward), 3.
Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 5. Jamie McDonald (#3
McDonald), 6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 7. Mike Goodman (#4AM Goodman), 8. Mike Martin
(#16 Martin). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Jonathan Beason (#36 Beason), 2. Robert Sellers (#7S
Sellers), 3. Kyle Clark (#9$Clark), 4. Casey Wills (#31 Wills), 5. Tony
Everhart (#55 Everhart), 6. Brian McClelland (#87F McClelland), 7. Harli White
(#16W Martin). NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Danny Smith (#5$
Smith), 3. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 4. Kevin Cummings (#97 Cummings), 5. Joe
Wood Jr. (#03 Wood), 6. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale), 7. Kyle Chady (#33
Chady). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Clark, 2. Deskins, 3. Bonneau, 4. Davis, 5. Sellers, 6.
Mihocko, 7. Ward, 8. Beason. NT
 
FIRST SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Wood, 2. Goodman, 3. Ziehl, 4. Kent, 5. Brewer, 6.
McDonald, 7. Barksdale, 8. Curtis, 9. Lee. NT
 
SECOND SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Hahn, 2. Dutton, 3. Martin, 4. Everhart, 5. Wills, 6.
Cummings, 7. White. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Danny Smith, 2. Josh Pelkey, 3. Jonathan Beason, 4.
Charles Davis Jr., 5. Dustin Morgan, 6. Joe Wood Jr., 7. Blake Hahn, 8. Mike
Goodman, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Mike Martin, 11. Rick Ziehl, 12. Tim Kent, 13.
Josh Stephens, 14. David Dutton, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Robert Sellers, 17. Chris
Bonneau, 18. Kyle Clark, 19. Matt Ward, 20. Tony Everhart. NT

**McClelland flipped during the third heat. Cummings flipped during the second
semi. Clark flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Clark, Laps 16-30 Smith.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE: August 22 – Wichita, KS – 81
Speedway – “Freedom Tour”



Aug 20 2013
USAC Sprint cars Round Up
 4-RACE SOUTHWEST “FREEDOM TOUR” IN MID-AMERICA
 from DICK JORDAN    13-204
    The “Freedom Tour” takes USAC’s Southwest Sprint Cars to Oklahoma and Kansas
this weekend with four races slated, all specified as “special events” without
series points attached.
 
    The tour begins Wednesday night at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. and
continues Thursday night at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. The closing events are
Friday and Saturday nights at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.
 
    R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. leads the series to these four special events
and he will maintain his 82-point margin over Charles Davis Jr. when the points
championship resumes September 7 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.
 
    Johnson and Davis have accounted for 12 of the 19 Southwest Sprint races
contested so far. Johnson has eight wins and Davis four. Series regulars Mike
Martin, Josh Pelkey and Rick Ziehl also have a 2013 victory to their credit.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-878, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-796, 3-Mke Martin-720, 4-Ronnie Clark-632, 5-Shon Deskins-625, 6-Andy
Reinbold-558, 7-Chris Bonneau-555, 8-Josh Pelkey-541, 9-Brian Hosford-466,
10-Mike Bonneau-416.

 
KOKOMO HOSTS THE 2ND “SMACKDOWN”
 from DICK JORDAN    
   Hometown hero Dave Darland, who actually lives in nearby Lincoln, Ind., enters
this week’s 2nd “Sprint Car Smackdown” at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway as one of
the favorites and hopes to protect his tenuous AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car
point lead over Bryan Clauson which stands at just five points.
    The three-night extravaganza (Thursday-Friday-Saturday) will be pivotal in the
2013 point race, with five drivers separated by just 76 points and over 200
total points up for grabs at Kokomo.
    Clauson would appear to have an edge at Kokomo, winning both last year’s
“Smackdown” and one of the prelims. The other prelim went to Chris Windom, who
is ninth in the latest series standings.
    Clauson has three victories this year and Darland has two. The 2013 victory
leader is Kevin Thomas Jr., who won at Kokomo during “Indiana Sprint Week” and
is fourth in the points after recording six feature wins this year. Brady Bacon
is third in the points with one win this year, while Chase Stockon, fifth in the
standings, is still seeking his first 2013 win.
    Tracy Hines and Jon Stanbrough each two 2013 wins, while other winners this
year have been Daron Clayton, Shane Cottle and Chad Boespflug.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,125;
2-Bryan Clauson-1,120;
3-Brady Bacon-1,105;
4-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,084;
5-Chase Stockon-1,049;
6-Hunter Schuerenberg-947;
7-Robert Ballou-922;
8-Tracy Hines-919;
9-Chris Windom-739;
10-Shane Cottle-707.

 
600 SPRINTS CONCLUDE SATURDAY AT PLYMOUTH;
SHILLING, SAUNDERS TAKE “BOB NEWTON CLASSIC”

 from DICK JORDAN
    The 2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 Sprint Series concludes this Saturday night at
Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway closing the inaugural series of 600 competition at the
northern Indiana dirt oval.
    Point leaders Billy Cribbs (Open) and Garrett Saunders (Restricted) appear
headed for championships in their respective series.
    Cribbs was third in last Saturday’s 20-lap “Bob Newton Classic” Open race, won
by Randy Shilling, while Saunders prevailed in last Saturday’s 15-lap Restricted
feature.
    Shilling was trailed in the Open feature by Rodney Stealy, Cribbs, Craig Ronk
and Ryan Kline. In the Restricteds Saunders was followed by Nick Katrakis,
Kristina Durr, Nicholas Schaefer and Bud McCune.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs-840,
2-Dawson Stealy-676,
3-Randy Shilling-621,
4-Eric Saunders-612,
5-Brad Nichols-601,
6-Kris Knox-341,
7-Jordon Lambert-213,
8-Tyler Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164,
10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-942,
2-Nicholas Schaefer-841,
3-Nick Katrakis-611,
4-Bud McCune-397,
5-Joel Rogers-171.


Aug 19 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 17,
Perris, California –
Peeris Auto Speedway
 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer,           50, Chaffin-16.244;
2. Nic Faas,                      4, Alexander-16.294;
3. Damion Gardner,      4a, Alexander-16.549;
4. Ronnie Gardner,       93, Gardner-16.604;
5. Matt Mitchell,            37, Mitchell-16.613;
6. Cody Williams,         44, Jory-16.715;
7. Cory Kruseman,         7, Priestley-16.724;
8. Rip Williams,              3, Jory-16.756;
9. David Cardey,          92, Sertich-16.766;
10. R.J. Johnson,         51, Martin-16.788;
11. Brody Roa,             91R, BR-16.794;
12. R Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.821;
13. Austin Williams,     2, Jory-16.870;
14. J Vander Weerd,  88, Vander Weerd-16.949;
15. Greg Alexander,   72, Tyler-17.093;
16. Don Gansen,         7G, Gansen-17.309;
17. David Bezio,         37x, Bezio-17.423;
18. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.507;
19. Kenny Perkins,     0k, Perkins-17.583;
20. Austin Smith,        36, Springstead-17.624;
21. Toby Sampson,    82, Sampson-18.331;
22. Jeremy Ellertson98, Ellertson-18.728;
23. Chris Gansen,       4G, Gansen-NT.
 
LAST MAN STANDING DASH: (3 laps)
ROUND ONE:
1. D.Gardner, 2. R.Gardner,
3. Faas,           4. Spencer.

ROUND TWO: (3 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. Faas,
3. R.Gardner.

ROUND THREE: (3 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2, Faas. NT
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kruseman,   2. Spencer,
3. A.Williams, 4. R.Gardner,
5. Johnson,      6. Ellertsen,
7. D.Gansen,    8. Perkins. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas,                    2. Mitchell,
3. Roa,                      4. Bezio,
5. J.Vanderweerd, 6. R.Williams,
7. Smith. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cardey,         2. D.Gardner,
3. Alexander,   4. R.Vander Weerd,
5. C.Williams,  6. Bluntach,
7. Sampson. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Cory Kruseman,            2. Damion Gardner,
3. Nic Faas,                        4. Rip Williams,
5. Cody Williams,             6. Mike Spencer,
7. R.J. Johnson,                8. Richard Vander Weerd,
9. Jace Vander Weerd, 10. Greg Alexander,
11. Ronnie Gardner,     12. Johnny luntach,
13. David Bezio,            14. Kenny Perkins,
15. Matt Mitchell,         16. Toby Sampson,
17. Brody Roa,              18. Don Gansen,
19. Austin Smith,          20. Jeremy Ellertson,
21. David Cardey,        22. Austin Williams. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
 Lap 1 Kruseman,
Laps 2-27 Mitchell,
Laps 28-30 Kruseman.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner               -951,
2-Faas                         -826,
3-Spencer                   -766,
4-Mitchell                   -645,
5-C.Williams              -591,
6-Bud Kaeding           -564,
7-A.Williams              -564,
8-Roa                           -530,
9-Ryan Bernal            491,
10-R.Vander Weerd-415.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: August 31, 2013 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway


USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: August 17
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
2.Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
3. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),
4. Garrett Pearson (#89D Pearson). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Kristina Durr (#47 Durr),
2. Nathan Franklin (#87 Franlin),
3. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),
4. Matt Frisbie (#4X Frisbie). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders,
2. Nick Katrakis,
3. Kristina Durr,
4. Nicholas Schaefer,
5. Bud McCune,
6. Nathan Franklin,
7. Matt Frisbie,
8. Garrett Pearson. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Katrakis,
Laps 6-15 G.Saunders.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS:
1-G.Saunders-942, 3-Schaefer-841,
3-Katrakis-611,   4-McCune-397,
5-Joel Rogers-171.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: August 24 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: August 17
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#39S Saunders),
2. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
3. Rodney Stealy (#40 Stealy),
4. Jason Ormsby (#51 Ormsby),
5. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
6. Kris Knox (#92 Knox),
7. Jorgan Montel (#27m Montel).
NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Craig Ronk (27R Ronk),
2. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling),
3. Ryan Kline (#33 Kline),
4. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders),
5. Tyler Fitzpatrick (#57 Fitzpatrick),
6. Michael Tumey (#55T Tumey),
7. Thurl Kester (#13K Kester). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Randy Shilling, 2. Rodney Stealy,
3. Billy Cribbs, 4. Craig Ronk,
5. Ryan Kline, 6. Eric Saunders,
7. Garrett Saunders, 8. Jason Ormsby,
9. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 10. Kris Knox,
11.Jorgan Montel, 12. Brad Nichols,
13.Michael Tumey, 14. Thurl Kester. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Shilling.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS: 1-Cribbs-840, 2-Stealy-676, 3-Shilling-621,
4-E.Saunders-612, 5-Nichols-601, 6-Knox-341, 7-Jordon Lambert-213, 8-Tyler
Huffman-176, 9-Gary Gipson-164, 10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: August 24– Plymouth (IN) Speedway



Aug 13 2013
USAC Sprints weekend Reoprts
CRA SPRINTS INVADE THE PAS SATURDAY;
HAWKINS GETS #1 AT OCEAN; BERNAL’S 1ST CRA AT SANTA MARIA

 from DICK JORDAN
 “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” unfolds this Saturday at Perris (Calif.)
Auto Speedway and Damion Gardner enjoys a 130-point lead over Nic Faas in the
latest AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car standings.
 Marty Hawkins of Santa Rosa, Calif. scored his initial USAC feature victory in
Friday night’s 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CRA and Western Classic Sprint race at Ocean
Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. He passed Western Classic point leader Ryan
Bernal, who ran out of fuel on the white-flag lap, and led the last two circuits
to beat Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Jay Waugh and Bernal. Hawkins
piloted the Blakeley Landscaping/Toiyabe Group Maxim/Bailey.
 Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., earned his first 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car
feature win Saturday night at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway. Driving the Keith
Ford Berry Pack/King Racing Products Spike Mopar, Bernal passed Matt Mitchell on
lap 19 and led the final 12 laps to beat Mitchell, Gardner, Austin Williams and
Mike Spencer. Austin Williams led the first 16 laps and Mitchell led two before
Bernal took over.
 Bernal holds a 30-lap lead in the new Western Classic Sprint points going into
the two-night “Louie Vermeil Classic” events at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway
August 31 and September 1.
 
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Ryan Bernal-410,
2-D.J. Johnson-380,
3-Tony Hunt-355,
4-Shauna Hogg-322,
5-Landon Hurst-113,
6-Gordon Rodgers-94,
7-Marty Hawkins-86,
8-Bud Kaeding-73,
9-Geoff Ensign-71,
10-Richard
Vander Weerd-68.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-889,
2-Nic Faas-759,
3-Mike Spencer-708,
4-Matt Mitchell-613,
5-Bud Kaeding-564,
6-Austin Williams-545,
7-Cody Williams-538,
8-Brody Roa-505,
9-Ryan Bernal-491,
10-Richard Vander Weerd-371.
 
 
PENULTIMATE 600 SPRINTS SET SATURDAY AT PLYMOUTH
SHILLING, SAUNDERS SCORE VICTORIES
 
from DICK JORDAN
    The TRAXXAS USAC 600 Sprint Car campaign concludes August 24 at Plymouth (Ind.)
Speedway and Billy Cribbs and Garrett Saunders continue to pace the standings,
but both are focused on this weekend’s penultimate races at the northern Indiana
oval.
 Randy Shilling of Warsaw, Ind. and Garrett Saunders of Lakeville, Ind. won
features Saturday night at Plymouth.
 Shilling led the final five laps of the 20-lap Open race, passing Gavin Taylor
on lap six for the lead. Series point leader Billy Cribbs took second ahead of
Eric Saunders, Taylor and Dawson Stealy.
 Saunders led all 15 laps to win the Restricted main event over Nicholas
Schaefer, Matt Frisbie, Tyler Blackburn and J.T. Squier.
 
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs-780, 2-Dawson Stealy-676,
3-Brad Nichols-562, 4-Eric Saunders-560,
5-Randy Shilling-555, 6-Kris Knox-299,
7-Jordon Lambert-213, 8-Tyler Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164, 10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-876,
2-Nicholas Schaefer-782,
3-Nick Katrakis-550,
4-Bud McCune-342,
5-Joel Rogers-171.


KOKOMO SPRINT “SMACKDOWN” AUGUST 22-24;
STANBROUGH TAKES “SHORTENED” OSKY “CHALLENGE”
 
 The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series is preparing for the second annual
“Sprint Car Smackdown” at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and the event promises to
be pivotal in the battle for the 2013 championship.
 Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. returned to the point lead after Tuesday night’s
“Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge” at Oskaloosa, Iowa where he finished
14th. He emerged from that race with a five-point cushion as his closest
pursuers, Bryan Clauson and Brady Bacon, finished 20th and third respectively.
 The Oskaloosa race was halted by rain after 20 of the 30 scheduled laps and Jon
Stanbrough of Avon, Ind. was declared the winner in his Marion Underground
Construction/DND Oil Company DRC/Dynotech. He led all of the 20 laps to beat
Kyle Larson, Bacon, Chase Stockon and Jerry Coons Jr.
 Clauson won last year’s inaugural “Sprint Car Smackdown” as well as the
opening-night prelim. Chris Windom also won a prelim in the three-night
spectacular at the one-third mile dirt oval.
 Kevin Thomas Jr., who was 15th at Oskaloosa after an earlier heat-race flip, is
only 41 points behind Darland in the standings, with Stockon just 76 back. More
than 200 championship points will be available during the Kokomo events.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland-1,125;
2-Bryan Clauson-1,120;
3-Brady Bacon-1,105;
4-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,084;
5-Chase Stockon-1,049;
6-Hunter Schuerenberg-947;
7-Robert Ballou-922;
8-Tracy Hines-919;
9-Chris Windom-739;
10-Shane Cottle-707.

PENULTIMATE 600 SPRINTS SET SAT AT PLYMOUTH from DICK JORDAN


Aug 12 2013
USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: August 10, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Randy Shilling   (#21 Shilling),
2. Eric Saunders    (#349 Saunders),
3. Callie Wolsiffer (#35W Wolsiffer),
4. Garrett Saunders (#39S Saunders),
5.Wes Herron        (#16H Herron). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Billy Cribbs(#16 Cribbs),
2. Dawson Stealy(#40S Stealy),
3. Jason Montel(#27M Montel),
4. Gavin Taylor (#55 Taylor),
5. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Randy Shilling,   2. Billy Cribbs,
3. Eric Saunders,    4. Gavin Taylor,
5. Dawson Stealy,    6. Callie Wolsiffer,
7. Garrett Saunders, 8. Brad Nichols,
9. Wes Herron,      10. Jason Montel. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Taylor, Laps 6-20 Shilling.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Cribbs-780,
2-Stealy-676,
3-Nichols-562,
4-E.Saunders-560,
5-Shilling-555,
6-Kris Knox-299,
7-Jordon Lambert-213,
8-Tyler Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164,
10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: August 17– Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 

USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: August 10, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway

 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1.Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
2.Tyler Blackburn (#3 Blackburn),
3.Matt Frisbie (#4X Frisbie),
4.Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
5.J.T. Squier (#17S Squier). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1.Garrett Saunders,
2.Nicholas Schaefer,
3.Matt Frisbie,
4.Tyler Blackburn,
5.J.T. Squier. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Saunders.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS:
1-Saunders-876,
2-Schaefer-782,
3-Katrakis-550,
4-McCune  -342,
5-Rogers  -171.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: August 17 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway


Aug 10 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 9, 2013 –
Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Austin Williams,      2, Jory-12.975;
2. Ryan Bernal,           73, Ford-13.015;
3. Matt Mitchell,         37, Mitchell-13.028;
4. Mike Spencer,          50, Chaffin-13.036;
5. Damion Gardner,        4A, Alexander-13.040;
6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.057;
7. Brody Roa,           91R, Roa-13.266;
8. Cody Williams,        44, Jory-13.302;
9. Aiden Corish,        21K, Kruseman-13.406;
10. Nathan Washam,      33X, Hood-13.483;
11. Landon Hurst,       179, Hurst-13.490;
12. Jace Vander Weerd,   88, Vander Weerd-13.497;
13. Marty Hawkins,       3M, Hawkins-13.581;
14. Tony Hunt,           56, Phulps-13.682;
15. Rip Williams,         3, Jory-13.703;
16. Jay Waugh,          89K, Kruseman-13.728;
17. D.J. Johnson,        33, Johnson- 13.750;
18. Nick Larson,        24N, Larson-13.767;
19. Austin Smith,        36, Springstead-13.855;
20. Shauna Hogg,          5, Hogg-13.960;
21. Geoff Ensign,        5V, VanLare-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hawkins,        2. Washam,
3. Roa,            4. A.Williams,
5. Smith,          6. Waugh,
7. Spencer. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gardner,        2. Bernal,
3. Johnson,        4. C.Williams,
5. Hurst,          6. Hunt,
7. Hogg. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell,       2. R.Williams,
3. Larson,         4. Corish,
5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. J.Vander Weerd,
7. Ensign. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Marty Hawkins,      2. Richard Vander Weerd,
3. Jace Vander Weerd,  4. Jay Waugh,
5. Ryan Bernal,        6. Tony Hunt,
7. Cody Williams,      8. Nathan Washam,
9. Shauna Hogg,       10. Nick Larson,
11. Brody Roa,        12. Landon Hurst,
13. Geoff Ensign,     14. Aiden Corish,
15. Mike Spencer,     16. Austin Smith,
17. D.J. Johnson,     18. Matt Mitchell,
19. Austin Williams,  20. Rip Williams,
21. Damion Gardner. NT
 
**Gardner flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 C.Williams, Laps 15-28 Bernal, Laps 29-30
Hawkins.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner        -826,
2-Nic Faas       -759,
3-Spencer        -656,
4-Bud Kaeding    -564,
5-Mitchell       -548,
6-C.Williams     -488,
7-A.Williams     -487,
8-Roa            -457,
9-Bernal         -419,
10-R.Vander Weerd-371.
 
NEW USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:
1-Bernal         -410,
2-Johnson        -380,
3-Hunt           -355,
4-Hogg           -322,
5-Hurst          -113,
6-Gordon Rodgers -94,
7-Hawkins        -86,
8-Bud Kaeding    -73,
9-Ensign         -71,
10-R.Vander Weerd-68.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: August 10, 2013 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway
 
NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: August 31, 2013 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway




Aug 8 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 6, 2013 – Oskaloosa, Iowa –
Southern Iowa Speedway – 12th Casey’s General Stores “Ultimate Challege”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Chase Stockon (#32 32/TBI),
2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary),
3. Jon Stanbrough (#66 Wade),
4. Tyler Courtney (#23c Courtney/Anderson),
5. D.J. Brink (#7K Williams),
6. Robert Bell (#71 Bell),
7. Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou),
8. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#17RW Dutcher/RW/TriStar). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines),
2. Dave Darland (#71P Phillips),
3. Chris Windom (#21x Pollock),
4. Josh Hodges (#74x Hodges),
5. Justin Grant (#21 Pollock),
6. Wes McIntyre (#83 McIntyre),
7. Nick Drake (#55 Cline). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Kyle Larson (#69OT Dynamics),
2. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics),
3. Jerry Coons, Jr(#37RWRiggs/Dutcher/RW/TriStar),
4. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian),
5. Mitch Wissmiller (#1w Wissmiller),
6. Hunter Schuerenberg (#12 Rogers),
7. Brandon Stevenson (#0 Stevenson). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps – Halted at 20 due to rain)
1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Kyle Larson,
3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chase Stockon,
5. Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. Robert Ballou,
7. Tracy Hines, 8. Justin Grant,
9. Mitch Wissmiller, 10. Tyler Courtney,
11. Josh Hodges, 12. Nick Drake,
13. Robert Bell, 14. Dave Darland,
15. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 16. C.J. Leary,
17. Brandon Stevenson, 18. D.J. Brink,
19. Chris Windom, 20. Bryan Clauson,
21. Wes McIntyre. NT
 
**Thomas flipped during the first heat.
Ballou flipped during the first heat.
Schuerenberg flipped during the thirdheat.
Leary and Stevenson flipped on lap 20
of the Feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Stanbrough.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,125; 2-Clauson-1,120;
3-Bacon-1,105; 4-Thomas-1,084; 5-Stockon-1,049; 6-Schuerenberg-947;
7-Ballou-922; 8-Hines-919; 9-Windom-739; 10-Shane Cottle-707.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 22-24 – Kokomo (IN) Speedway – “Sprint
Car Smackdown”


Aug 6 2013
GARDNER, JOHNSON LEAD USAC SPRINTS TO OCEAN FRIDAY;
USAC CRA SPRINTS TACKLE SANTA MARIA SATURDAY

 from DICK JORDAN    13-186
   Damion Gardner and D.J. Johnson will try to protect point leads this Friday
when the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint and the USAC Western Classic Sprints combine for
Friday night’s program at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.
   Saturday night, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprints continue their 2013 campaign at the
Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway.
   Gardner has a 44-point lead over teammate Nic Faas entering this weekend’s pair
of USAC/CRA races, while Johnson holds a tenuous five-point lead over Ryan
Bernal in the Western Classics going into the Watsonville event.
   Gardner has five wins in the last eight USAC/CRA outings and was the
Watsonville winner in June. Faas has a pair of victories this year, while
five-time series champion Mike Spencer has one.
    Johnson has four “top-10” finishes in the Western Classics, while Bernal swept
the two series openers, including the series debut this year at Ocean Speedway.
   Bud Kaeding, currently fourth in the USAC/CRA points, was the winner at
Watsonville last month. Gardner won the only previous USAC/CRA race this year at
Santa Maria.
    In related news, the August 17 Western Classic race at Reno-Fernley Raceway in
Nevada has been removed from the calendar.
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-D.J. Johnson  -295,
2-Ryan Bernal   -290,
3-Tony Hunt     -247,
4-Shauna Hogg   -224,
5-Colton Slack  -167,
6-Matt Streeter -157,
7-James Sweeney -150,
8-Scott Hall    -125,
9-Colby Copeland-120,
10-Nathan Washam-113.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-803,
2-Nic Faas       -759,
3-Mike Spencer   -628,
4-Bud Kaeding    -564,
5-Matt Mitchell  -519,
6-Austin Williams-461,
7-Cody Williams  -441,
8-Brody Roa      -420,
9-Ryan Bernal    -359,
10-R.J. Johnson  -330.




WEST COAST SPRINTS “OFF” UNTIL BAKERSFIELD SEPT. 7;
FARIA ANNEXES “JIM EVETT MEMORIAL” AT KINGS

 from DICK JORDAN    13-187
   “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. can rest on his USAC West Coast Sprint Car point
lead since the series will rest until a September 7 race at the Bakersfield
(Calif.) Speedway.
   Faria led all 30 laps to win Saturday night’s “Jim Evett Memorial” at Kings
Speedway in Hanford, Calif. Faria piloted the Johnson Calf Pens/DeBoer & Sons
Trucking Spike/Downing to the win over Richard Vander Weerd, Bud Kaeding, Marty
Hawkins and Ryan Bernal.
   Bernal trails Faria by 21 points entering the Bakersfield race. Bernal won at
Bakersfield in April, while Richard Vander Weerd, fourth in the current
standings, was the March Bakersfield winner.
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Danny Faria Jr.              -682,
2-Ryan Bernal                   -661,
3-Bud Kaeding                   -637,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-630,
5-Markus Niemela           -559,
6-Rusty Carlile                -482,
7-Jace Vander Weerd    -435,
8-Ricky Kirkbride           -376,
9-Austin Liggett              -354,
10-Marty Hawkins         -335.




Aug 5 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 3,
 – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway –

          “Jim Evett Memorial”
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Richard Vander Weerd,  10, Vander Weerd-15.894;
2. Markus Niemela,              81, Watt-16.097;
3. Jace Vander Weed,          88, Vander Weerd-16.138;
4. Tom Hendricks,              14K, Kruseman-16.145;
5. Danny Faria Jr.,             17V, Faria-16.179;
6. Bud Kaeding,                    29, Bowman-16.185;
7. Austin Liggett,                 83, Liggett-16.356;
8. Jonathan Logan,             32, Evett/Logan-16.433;
9. Landon Hurst,              179, Hurst-16.454;
10. Ricky Kirkbride,         87, Van Meter-16.647;
11. Matt Day,                    97, Day-16.670;
12. Marty Hawkins,        3M, Hawkins-16.705;
13. Jay Waugh,              89K, Kruseman-16.765;
14. Rusty Carlile,            51, Carlile-16.769;
15. Jeff Sibley,                18, Watt-16.800;
16. Kevin Barnes,         36B, Barnes-16.855;
17. Kolby Araki,            30K, Araki-16.898;
18. Kenny Perkins,         0K, Perkins-17.038;
19. Adam Frith-Smith,   62, Frith-Smith-17.489;
20. Aiden Corish,         21K, Kruseman-17.628;
21. Seth Hancock,        51S, Hancock-17.751;
22. Greg Turner,               5, Perkins-18.520;
23. Ryan Bernal,            73, Ford-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Liggett,              2. Barnes,
3. Waugh,              4. Kirkbride,
5. Turner,              6. R.Vander Weerd,
7. Hendricks,        8. Frith-Smith. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria,              2. Carlile,
3. Niemela,        4. Bernal,
5. Logan,           6. Corish,
7. Day,              8 . Araki. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kaeding,                2. Hawkins,
3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Perkins,
5. Hurst,                    6. Sibley,
7. Hancock. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Liggett,      2. Kaeding,
3. Faria,         4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Kirkbride, 6. Hurst,
7. Logan. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps
1. Danny Faria Jr.,         2. Richard Vander Weerd,
3. Bud Kaeding,               4. Marty Hawkins,
5. Ryan Bernal,               6. Tom Hendricks,
7. Kevin Barnes,             8. Aiden Corish,
9. Landon Hurst,           10. Jay Waugh,
11. Adam Frith-Smith, 12. Seth Hancock,
13. Kenny Perkins,       14. Austin Liggett,
15. Greg Turner,           16. Markus Niemela,
17. Ricky Kirkbride,    18. Rusty Carlile,
19. Kolby Araki,           20. Jonathan Logan,
21. Jeff Sibley,             22. Matt Day,
 23. Jace Vander Weerd. NT

**Day and Araki flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Faria.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Faria                      -682,
2-Bernal                   -661,
3-Kaeding                -637,
4-R.Vander Weerd-630,
5-Niemela               -559,
6-Carlile                 -482,
7-J.Vander Weerd-435,
8-Kirkbride            -376,
9-Liggett                -354,
10-Hawkins          -335.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: September 7 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: August 3,
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Randy Shilling           (#21 Shilling),
2. Brad Nichols              (#37 Nichols),
3. Kris Knox                    (#92 Knox),
4. Tyler Herschberger (#91 Herschberger),
5.Wes Herron                (#16H Herron),
6. Thurl Kester              (#13K Kester). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Jason Montel       (#27M Montel),
2. Billy Cribbs          (#16 Cribbs),
3. Eric Saunders     (#349 Saunders),
4. Jerod Glasford   (#14G Glasford),
5. Dawson Stealy  (#40S Stealy). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Billy Cribbs,               2. Jason Montel,
3. Eric Saunders,           4. Randy Shilling,
5. Kris Knox,                   6. Dawson Stealy,
7. Tyler Herschberger, 8. Brad Nichols,
9. Wes Herron,             10. Thurl Kester,
11. Jerod Glasford. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Cribbs.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Cribbs                  -717,
2-Stealy                  -620,
3-E.Saunders         -500,
4-Shilling                -488,
5-Nichols                -476,
6-Knox-                    299,
7-Jordon Lambert-213,
8-Tyler Huffman  -176,
9-Gary Gipson     -164,
10-Ryan Leek-      50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: August 10– Plymouth (IN) Speedway

 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: August 3, 2013
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway
 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders     (#11 Saunders),
2. Bud McCune              (#37 McCune),
3. Nicholas Schaefer  (#6 Schaefer),
4. J.T. Squier                (#17S Squier). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Nicholas Schaefer,
2. Garrett Saunders,
3. Bud McCune,
4. J.T. Squier. NT  
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-15 Schaefer.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS:
1-Saunders-812,
2-Schaefer-719,
3-Nick Katrakis-550,
4-McCune-342,
5-Joel Rogers-171.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: August 10 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway

July 29 2013


USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: July 27, 2013 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon
Speedway Park  - “Summer Slam”
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Steven Harms (#60 Harms),
2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko),
5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
6. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
8. James Aragon (#94 Aragon). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
2. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
4. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
5. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder),
6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin),
7. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
6. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT),
7. Jonas Reynolds (#4 Reynolds). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Ogle, 2. Deskins,
3. Davis, 4. Clark,
5. Johnson, 6. Harms,
7. Martin, 8. Reinbold. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Shon Deskins,
3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Tom Ogle,
5. Andy Reinbold, 6. Ronnie Clark,
7. Bob Ream Jr., 8. Mike Martin,
9. Bruce St. James, 10. Ryan Linder,
11. Chris Bonneau, 12. Brian Hosford,
13. Michael Curtis, 14. Jody Wirth,
15. Tom Lee, 16. James Aragon,
17. Mike Bonneau, 18. Tye Mihocko,
19. Jonas Reynolds, 20. Mark Morin,
21. Josh Pelkey, 22. Steven
Harms. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-8 Deskins,
Laps 9-30 Davis.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-878,
2-Davis-796,
3-Martin-720,
4-Clark-632,
5-Deskins-625,
6-Reinbold-558,
7-C.Bonneau-555,
8-Pelkey-541,
9-Hosford-466,
10-M.Bonneau-416.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: August 21 – Sapulpa, OK (special event)
– Creek County Speedway – “Freedom Tour”

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RESULTS July 27, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
HEAT RACE: (10 laps)
1. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling),
2. Kris Knox (#92 Knox),
3. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders),
4. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
5. Dawson Stealy (#40S Stealy),
6. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
7. Tyler Fitzpatrick (#57 Fitzpatrick),
8. Wes Herron (16H Herron),
9. Burt Byers (#14B Byers). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Billy Cribbs,  2. Randy Shilling,
3. Eric Saunders, 4. Kris Knox,
5. Dawson Stealy, 6. Tyler Fitzpatrick,
7. Brad Nichols,  8. Wes Herron. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-20 Cribbs.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Cribbs 651,
2-Stealy-569,
3-Nichols-465,
4-Saunders-441,
5-Shilling-429,
6-Knox-244,
7-Jordon Lambert-213,
8-Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164,
10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: August 3– Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS July 27 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
2. Matt Frisbie (#4X Frisbie),
3. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),
4. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
5. J.T. Squier (#17S Squier). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Nick Katrakis,
2. Nicholas Schaefer,
3. Matt Frisbie,
4. J.T. Squier,
5. Garrett Saunders. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-7 Saunders,
Laps 8-15 Katrakis.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Garrett Saunders-749, 2-Nicholas
Schaefer-654, 3-Nick Katrakis-550, 4-Bud McCune-282, 5-Joel Rogers-171.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: August 3 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway

July 23 2013
USAC Sprint Car Roundup by Dick Jordon

“SUMMER SLAM” AT CANYON SATURDAY
JOHNSON, ZIEHL TOP SOUTHWEST FEATURES

 from DICK JORDAN
The “Summer Slam” invades Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Saturday and
R.J. Johnson enjoys a comfortable 88-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. in the
latest USAC Southwest Sprint series standings.
 
Johnson, who already has five victories at Canyon, nearly pulled off a
back-to-back “double” last weekend, winning at El Paso, Texas Friday and
finishing second Saturday at Las Cruces, N.M.
 
Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., and his Michaels entry led all but the first two
laps of Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at El Paso (Texas)
Speedway Park for his eighth win of the year. Davis finished second ahead of
Kyle McCutcheon, Mike Martin and Andy Reinbold. McCutcheon led the first two
laps.
 
Rick Ziehl won Saturday night’s 30-lap race at his home track – Southern New Mexico Speedway – passing Johnson on the last lap! Ziehl, USAC’s 2003 Southwest Champion, piloted the Lucas Oil/Bay Hayes Motorsports Maxim/Wesmar to the win over Johnson, Davis, Reinbold and Josh Hodges. Johnson led 25 of the 30 laps.
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-817,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-729,
3-Mike Martin-676,
4-Ronnie Clark-579,
5-Shon Deskins-560,
6-Josh Pelkey-526,
7-Chris Bonneau-520,
8-Andrew Reinbold-504,
9-Brian Hosford-435,
10-Mike Bonneau-395.


SPRINTS EYE OSKALOOSA AUGUST 6;
CLAUSON, STEWART CLAIM INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE;
THOMAS & CLAUSON (2) WINS
 RAIN KO’S FINALE

 from DICK JORDAN
The Casey’s General Stores “Ultimate Challenge” at Southern Iowa Speedway in
Oskaloosa is next up for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and Bryan Clauson
is the new point leader in the series.
 
Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., emerged with his first “Indiana Sprint Week”
title Saturday after rains washed out the final event at Tri-State Speedway in
Haubstadt. Clauson and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian team finished with a
26-point cushion over Brady Bacon in the final ISW standings.
 
Clauson’s title was aided by back-to-back feature victories at Lincoln Park
Speedway in Putnamville Thursday and Bloomington Speedway Friday. He caught
Christopher Bell on lap 13 at Putnamville and led the final 18 laps in his Chevy
Performance/Curb Records Beast/Kistler. Bell was second ahead of Brady Short,
Jon Stanbrough and Chris Windom.
 
On Friday Clauson caught Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap 18 and sped off to the win as
Thomas encountered steering problems resulting in a 16th-place finish. Chase
Stockon, Bacon, Windom and Ryan Bernal rounded out the “top-five” at the
checkered flag.
 
Thomas, of Cullman, Ala. had stamped himself as the man to beat on Wednesday,
leading all 30 laps of the “Don Smith Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track.
Trailing his Rotondo Weirich/Black Jack Oil Maxim/Fisher were Stanbrough, Bacon,
Robert Ballou and Stockon.
 
The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team, by virtue of their series crown,
claimed the $3,500 Bridgeport Rocker crafted by Loogootee, Ind.’s John Youngs.
 
ProSource fast qualifiers the past week included Stanbrough, Thomas and Windom.
The “Josh Burton Hard Charger Award” for the entire ISW series went to Hunter
Schuerenberg, while Bell, Short and Tracy Hines won B & W Auto Mart and
ProSource “hard charger” awards last week.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson-1,167,
2-Dave Darland-1,160,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,121,
4-Brady Bacon-1,110,
5-Chase Stockon-1,058,
6-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,006,
7-Robert Ballou-939,
8-Tracy Hines-937,
9-Chris Windom-782,
10-Shane Cottle-767.
 
Final 2013 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Point Standings:
1-Bryan Clauson-398,
2-Brady Bacon-372,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-367,
4-Dave Darland-356,
5-Christopher Bell-348,
6-Jon Stanbrough-332,
7-Chris Windom-328,
8-Wes McIntyre-318,
9-Chase Stockon-314,
10-Shane Cottle-302




HANFORD’S “JIM EVETT MEMORIAL” AUGUST 3;
RUTHERFORD TOPS KINGS 30-LAPPER

from DICK JORDAN
The “Jim Evett Memorial” at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. August 3 is next
up for the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and the series will feature a brand new
point leader. Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Calif. has a four-point lead over Ryan
Bernal after finishing second in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature at Hanford.
 
Troy Rutherford of Ojai, Calif. led the final 14 laps of Saturday’ race in his
AMSOIL/Trench Shoring TCR/Shark, beating Faria to the checkered flag. Fast
qualifier Markus Niemela was third ahead of Bud Kaeding and Austin Liggett.
 
Rutherford led the first 14 laps and Faria led two before Rutherford took
command.
 
Bernal, who passed on Saturday’s Hanford race while competing in the Midwest,
has five victories and three seconds in 10 races this season, including a first
and a second at Kings Speedway.
 
Fourth-ranking Richard Vander Weerd scored the other Hanford winners this year.
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Danny Faria Jr.-612,
2-Ryan Bernal-608,
3-Bud Kaeding-574,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-564,
5-Markus Niemela-527,
6-Rusty Carlile-458,
7-Jace Vander Weerd-412,
8-Ricky Kirkbride-352,
9-Austin Liggett-321,
10-Jeff Sibley-286.


USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: July 19,
 – El Paso, Texas – El Paso Speedway Park – (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA)

    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 4. Mike Wells (#56 Wells),
5. Gary Gonzales (#98 Gonzales), 6. David Dykes (#55 Dykes),
7. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith), 8. Justin Brown (#97 Brown),
9. Bo Baker (#22 Baker). NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 2. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
3. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 4. Jesse Baker (#7 Baker),
5. David Burns (#52NM Burns), 6. James Hatch (#41 Hatch),
7. Cody Dons (#24C Dons), 8. Jarrod Smith (#12 Smith). NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Steven Harms (#60 Harms),
3. Kyle McCutcheon (#5 McCutcheon), 4. James Aragon (#94 Aragon),
5. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 6. Nick Rael (#73 Rael),
7. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl), 8. Dillon Tanner (#56W Tanner). NT
 
    FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 2. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
3. Bill Mitchell (#62 Mitchell), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
5. Don Grable (#148 Grable), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
7. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 8. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins). NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps)
1. McCutcheon, 2. Johnson,
3. R.Ziehl, 4. C.Bonneau,
5. Hodges, 6. Martin, 7. Reinbold,
8. M.Bonneau. NT
 
    SEMI: (15 laps)
1. Davis, 2. Gonzales,
3. Tanner, 4. Deskins,
5. Hatch, 6. Wells,
7. Burns, 8. Rael,
9. Curtis, 10. Dykes,
11. M.Ziehl, 12. K.Smith,
13. Brown, 14. J.Smith,
15. Dons, 16. Lee. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr.,
3. Kyle McCutcheon, 4. Mike Martin,
5. Andy Reinbold, 6. Ronnie Clark,
7. Mike Bonneau, 8. James Hatch,
9. Bill Mitchell, 10. Jesse Baker,
11. Don Grable, 12. Mike Wells,
13. Shon Deskins, 14. Steven Harms,
15. Dillon Tanner, 16. Chris Bonneau,
17. Josh Hodges, 18. James Aragon,
19. Rick Ziehl, 20. Ronnie Smith,
 21. Gary Gonzales, 22. Brian Hosford. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 McCutcheon,
Laps 3-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-753,
2-Davis-667,
3-Martin-624,
4-Deskins-541,
5-Clark-531,
 6-Josh Pelkey-526,
7-C.Bonneau-500,
8-Reinbold-447,
 9-Hosford-390,
10-M.Bonneau-359.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: July 20 – Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexico Speedway



USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: July 20, 2013 – Las Cruces, New Mexico –
Southern New Mexico Speedway – (Co-sanctioned with NMMRA)
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. C Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. R Johnson#77M Michaels,
3. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 4. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
5. Don Grable (#148 Grable), 6. Cody Dons (#24C Dons),
7. D DeMartino (#99.5 DeMartino), 8.D Tanner #56W Tanner,
9. Justin Brown (#97 Brown). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78
Bonneau),
3. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 4. Steve Harms (#60 Harms),
 5. Jesse Baker (#7 Baker), 6. David Burns (#52NM Burns), 7. J Higginbotham (#50H Higginbotham), 8. B Mitchell(#62)
NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) vvvv
1. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 2. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith),
3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Nick Rael (#73 Rael), 5. M Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),6. J Smith (#12 Smith), 7. David Dykes (#55 Dykes), 8. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. James Aragon (#94 Aragon), 2. Mike Martin (#16
Martin), 3. Mike Wells (#56 Wells), 4. Kyle McCutcheon (#5 McCutcheon), 5. Matt
Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl), 6. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 7. James Hatch (#41 Hatch),
8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Davis, 2. Johnson,
3. Hodges, 4. R.Ziehl,
5. Reinbold, 6. Martin,
7. R.Smith, 8. Aragon. NT
 
SEMI: (15 laps)
1. Deskins, 2. Burns,
3. DeMartino, 4. Curtis,
5. M.Ziehl, 6. Baker,
7. Rael, 8. Hatch,
9. Dons, 10. J.Smith,
11. K.Smith, 12. Brown,
13. Higginbotham, 14. Tanner,
15. Dykes. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl, 2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Andy Reinbold,
5. Josh Hodges, 6. Mike Martin,
7. Ronnie Clark, 8. Brian Hosford,
9. Kyle McCutcheon, 10. James Aragon,
11. Mike Bonneau, 12. Michael Curtis,
13. Jesse Baker, 14. Ronnie Smith,
15. Steven Harms, 16. Don Grable,
17. Matt Ziehl, 18. Mike Wells,
19. Shon Deskins, 20. Chris Bonneau,
21. Derek DeMartino, 22. David Burns. NT

**Higginbotham flipped during the semi. Burns flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-20 Johnson,
Laps 21-24 Ziehl,
Laps 25-29 Johnson,
Lap 30 Ziehl.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-817,
2-Davis-729,
3-Martin-676,
4-Clark-579,
5-Deskins-560,
6-Josh Pelkey-526,
7-C,Bonneau-520,
8-Reinbold-504,
9-Hosford-435,
10-M.Bonneau-395.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: July 27 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway
Park – “Summer Slam”



USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 20
 – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-16.296;
2. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.365;
3. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen=16.594;
4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.610;
5. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.623;
6. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.635;
7. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-16.824;
8. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.936;
9. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-16.970;
10. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-17.011;
11. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-17.025;
12. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-17.030;
13. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.126;
14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-17.517;
15. Seth Hancock, 51S, Hancock-18.153;
16. Kolby Araki-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D. Gansen, 2. Carlile,
3. Kirkbride, 4. Rutherford,
5. Day, 6. Niemela,
7. C.Gansen, 8. Hancock. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria, 2. Logan,
3. Sibley, 4. Kaeding,
5. Liggett, 6. Stone,
7. Hawkins, 8. Araki. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Faria, 2. Rutherford,
3. Carlile, 4. Kaeding,
5. Liggett, 6. D.Gansen,
7. Kirkbride, 8. Logan. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Troy Rutherford, 2. Danny Faria Jr.,
3. Markus Niemela, 4. Bud Kaeding,
5. Austin Liggett, 6. Rusty Carlile,
7. Chris Gansen, 8. Marty Hawkins,
9. Ricky Kirkbride, 10. Kolby Araki,
11. Austin Stone, 12. Jeff Sibley,
13. Seth Hancock, 14. Don Gansen,
15. Jonathan Logan, 16. Matt. Day. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-14 Rutherford,
Laps 15-16 Faria,
Laps 17-30
Rutherford.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Faria-612,
2-Ryan Bernal-608,
3-Kaeding-574,
4-Richard Vander Weerd-564,
5-Niemela-527,
6-Carlile-458,
7-Jace Vander Weerd-412,
8-Kirkbride-352,
9-Liggett-321,
10-Sibley-286.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: August 3 – Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway – “Jim
Evett Memorial”


RONK, SCHAEFER TAKE 600 VICTORIES AT PLYMOUTH
 from DICK JORDAN
Billy Cribbs and Garrett Saunders head into Saturday’s USAC 600 Sprint races at
Plymouth Speedway as the respective series point leaders but neither was able to
win last Saturday.
 
Cribbs was fifth in last Saturday’s Open feature, while Saunders was third in
the Restricted main event.
 
Craig Ronk and Nicholas Schaefer won Saturday night’s Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint
races. Ronk passed Eric Saunders on lap 14 and led the final seven laps to win
the Open class main event. Schaefer passed Nick Katrakis on lap eight and led
the final eight laps to win the 15-lap Restricted feature.
 
Ronk was trailed by Saunders, Randy Shilling, Dawson Stealy and Cribbs. In the
Restrictors, Schaefer was trailed by Katrakis, Saunders, Bud McCune and Matt
Frisbie.
 
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs-587,
2-Dawson Stealy-516,
3-Eric Saunders-382,
4-Brad Nichols-378,
5-Randy Shilling-366,
6-Jordon Lambert-213,
7-Kris Knox-186,
8-Tyler Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164,
10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-695,
2-Nicholas Schaefer-591,
3-Nick Katrakis-485,
4-Bud McCune-282,
5-Joel Rogers-171.

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: July 20, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway

    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling), 2. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders),
3. Shaun Miller (#11 Miller), 4. Thurl Kester (#13K Kester),
5.Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols). NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Craig Ronk(#27R Ronk), 2.Dawson Stealy (#40 Stealy),
3. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs), 4. Jason Montel (#27M Montel). NT
 
    FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Craig Ronk, 2. Eric Saunders,
3. Randy Shilling, 4. Dawson Stealy,
5. Billy Cribbs, 6. Jason Montel,
7. Brad Nichols , 8. Thurl Kester,
9. Shaun Miller. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
 Lap 1 Dawson,
Laps 2-13 Saunders,
 Laps 14-20 Ronk.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS: 1-Billy Cribbs-587, 2-Dawson Stealy-516,
3-Eric Saunders-382, 4-Brad Nichols-378, 5-Randy Shilling-366, 6-Jordon
Lambert-213, 7-Kris Knox-186, 8-Tyler Huffman-176, 9-Gary Gipson-164, 10-Ryan
Leek-50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: July 27– Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: July 20, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
    HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
2. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
3. Matt Frisbie (#4X Frisbie)
4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),
5. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis). NT
 
    FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Nicholas Schaefer,
2. Nick Katrakis,
3. Garrett Saunders,
4. Bud McCune,
5. Matt Frisbie. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Katrakis, Laps 8-15 Schaefer.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Saunders-695, 2-Schaefer-591,
3-Katrakis-485, 4-McCune-282, 5- Rogers-171.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: July 27 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway



July 21 2013
CLAUSON PROCLAIMED "INDIANA SPRINTWEEK" CHAMP AFTER TRI-STATE RAINOUT
 from USAC
Bryan Clauson and his Tony Stewart Curb-Agajanjan Racing crew are Indiana Sprintweek champions.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. and car owner Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing are the champions of
"USAC’s 2013 “Indiana Sprintweek,”


which concluded with a rainout Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. The persistent rains made racing impossible and Clauson’s Indiana Sprint Week title is his first.

“We are extremely disappointed that the weather conspired to force this cancellation,” said track organizer Tom Helfrich. “It’s always disappointing to lose a signature event like this.”

Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas Jr. finished second and third in the final Indiana Sprintweek standings.
 
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 20,  – Haubstadt, Indiana – Tri-State Speedway
– 26th “Indiana Sprintweek”
 
RACING PROGRAM RAINED OUT

 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson          -1,167,
2-Darland          -1,160,
3-Thomas           -1,121,
4-Bacon              -1,110,
5-Stockon          -1,058,
6-Schuerenberg-1,006,
7-Ballou                  -939,
8-Hines                   -937,
9-Windom               -782,
10-Cottle                 -767.
 
FINAL INDIANA SPRINTWEEK POINTS:
1-Clauson     -398,
2-Bacon         -372,
3-Thomas      -367,
4-Darland      -356,
5-Bell              -348,
6-Stanbrough-332,
7-Windom      -328,
8                      - 314,
10-Cottle        -302.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 6 – Oskaloosa, IA – Southern Iowa Speedway –“Casey’s General Store Ultimate Challenge


July 20 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 19
 – Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington Speedway –
26th “Indiana Sprint Week”

 QUALIFYING: '
1. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-11.357;
2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.368;
3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart-11.397;
4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-11.480;
5. Kevin Thomas, 17RW, Dutcher-RW/Tri-Star-11.506;
6. Ryan Pace, 44, Pace-11.564;
7. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-11.573;
8. Justin Grant, 21x, Pollock-11.589;
9. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-11.613;
10. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-11.685;
11. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-11.715;
12. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-11.733;
13. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-11.766;
14. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-11.775;
15. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Wade-11.815;
16. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-11.826;
17. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-11.838;
18. Danny Holtsclaw, 3H, Holtsclaw-11.847.
19. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10F, Fitzpatrick-11.861;
20. Chad Boespflug, 56, Fox-11.871;
21. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-11.884;
22. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-11.899;
23. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-11.909;
24. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-11.911;
25. Kevin Studley, 57x, Studley-11.916;
26. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-11.92427.
27.Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.928;
28. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-11.956;
29. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-12.002;
30. Bobby East, 5E, East-12.010;
31. Jeff Bland, 38, Bland-12.036;
32. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.109;
33. Nick Bilbee, 17N, Bilbee-12.116;
34. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-12.127;
35. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-12.139;
36. Chad Shields, 81, Shields-12.217;
37. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-12.348;
38. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-12,387;
39. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.414;
40. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-12.561;
41. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-12.591;
42. Jake Simmons, 3x, Simmons-12.742;
43. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-NT;
44. Carson Short, 21c, Short-NT;
45. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-NT;
46. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Gurley,             2. Hopkins,
3. Windom,           4. Thomas,
5. Schuerenberg, 6. Jackson,
7. Bilbee,              8. Schmidt,
9.  Leary,           10. Studley,
11. Bell. NT                       
NT
 
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Holtsclaw,           2. McIntyre,
3. Darland,               4. Bacon,
5. Pace,                     6. East,
7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Moore,
9. B.Short,              10. Simmons,
11. R.Vander Weerd.
NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Fitzpatrick  , 2. Cottle,
3. Bernal,           4. Clauson,
5. Stanbrough,  6. Hines,
7. Gabbard,       8. Smith,
9. Bland,         10. Farney.
2:02.08
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Grant,            2. Courtney,
3. Ballou,           4. Stockon,
5. Drake,           6. Jarrett,
7. Cummins,     8. Babcock,
9. Boespflug, 10. Shields,
11. C.Short.  NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Leary,                  2. Pace,
3. Bell,                     4. Smith,
5. Cummins,           6. R.Vander Weerd,
7. East,                    8. Boespflug,
9. Stanbrough,    10. Drake,
11. Schuerenberg, 12. Gabbard,
13. Moore,               14. Farney,
15. C.Short,            16. Bilbee,
17. Jarrett,             18. Schmidt,
19. Jackson,           20. Hines,
21. B.Short,           22. Babcock,
23. Shields. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson,                  2. Chase Stockon,
3. Brady Bacon,                     4. Chris Windom,
5. Ryan Bernal,                      6. Dave Darland,
7. Justin Grant,                      8. Christopher Bell,
9. Wes McIntyre,                10. C.J. Leary,
11. Ryan Pace,                    12. Kyle Cummins,
13. Tracy Hines,                  14. Richard Vander Weerd,
15. Chris Gurley,                 16. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
17. ‘A.J. Hopkins,                18. Blake Fitzpatrick,
19. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20. Tyler Courtney,
21. Danny Holtsclaw,         22. Mark Smith,
23. Shane Cottle,                24. Robert Ballou. NT  
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-17 Thomas,
18-30 Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clauson        -1,107,
2-Darland        -1,100,
3-Thomas        -1,061,
4-Bacon-           1,050,
5-Stockon           -998,
6-Schuerenberg-946,
7-Ballou              -879,
8-Hines               -877,
9-Windom          - 722,
10-Cottle            -707.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Clauson       -338,
2-Bacon          -312,
3-Thomas       -307,
4-Darland        296,
5-Bell-              288,
6-Stanbrough-272,
7-Windom      -268,
8-McIntyre    -258,
9-Stockon     -254,
10-Cottle-242.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE– Tri-State Speedway -
26th “Indiana Sprint Week”


July 19 2013
CLAUSON COOLS THOMAS WIN STREAK WITH LINCOLN PARK “SPRINT WEEK” VICTORY
 from USAC
Putnamville, Indiana…….Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana cracked the 20-win milestone in AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition for his career after winning Thursday’s “Indiana Sprintweek” feature at Lincoln Park Speedway. The win was the second of the season for Clauson and ended the three-race reign of Kevin Thomas, Jr. during the week.
 
Chris Bell outgunned Hunter Schuerenberg to the lead, while Clauson quickly jumped from row-two to the second spot. The race took a major turn when Tracy Hines went off turn-two and stopped while running in the top-five, and Thomas, the ProSource “Fast Qualifier” on the night, spun as the result of a chain reaction on the first lap after the restart.
 
Just a lap later, Schuerenberg stopped with front-end issues, ending his night, but he will carry the lead for the B&W Auto Mart “Josh Burton Hard Charger Award” into Bloomington.
 
After a lap eleven red flag for Chase Briscoe, who was unhurt, Clauson went to work on Bell. He had looked low continually in turns three and four, sliding through the middle, but was unable to clear the leader. On lap 12, Bell left the high side open and Clauson pounced, grabbing the lead off turn-four.
 
Bell did not give up, charging back at Clauson as the duo drew away from the rest of the field, who battled for top-five spots. Bell closed through turns three and four as both pounded the tall cushion, but a bobble on the cushion with just a couple laps remaining allowed Clauson to break away, earning a 1.527-second win in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Beast/Kistler.
 
“Man, we needed that one! We had a shot at him early when he was railing the top, but he saw me and got down a little. We carved in that lane a little better off turn-two, and it was just a matter of time. He was doing a great job on restarts, and finally he kinda slid himself into three and we could beat him to the cushion off four. It was a little treacherous down there in three and four, so I was trying to be mistake-free as tricky as it was. You can’t run thirty perfect ones up there,” Clauson said.
 
Bell recovered to easily finish second on the birthday of car owner Keith Kunz in the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Advanced Racing Suspension #67 Bullet/Speedway.
 
“I couldn’t really tell where was the best place to be. Being out front, you just have to run your line until somebody shows you a different one. I saw his nose a couple times off four and a couple times entering one. I was searching through one and two, and he finally found something that worked, I guess. I was getting through three and four better than he was, and I tried everything I could to get through the other end, but I could never get a run on him,” Bell said.
 
Brady Short put on a show, slicing through the field from 19th to finish third in his Pottorff Logging – Indiana Stone Works #11P Maxim/SPEC, garnering ProSource “Hard Charger Award” honors for his effort.
 
“We probably weren’t even set up for it, as quickly as it got slick. I over-drove it a bit when I got up to Bell and needed to slow down to hit two a little better, but that’s part of it, I guess. All in all, it’s not a bad week, and I still got my two favorite race tracks coming up to finish it off,” Short said.
 
Jon Stanbrough continued his solid week with a fourth-place finish in the Marion Underground Construction – Shane Wade Enterprises #66 DRC/Dynotech, 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:  July 18, 2013 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Indiana Sprintweek”
 
QUALIFYING: 1. Kevin Thomas, 17RW, Dutcher-RW/Tri-Star-12.716; 2. Ryan Pace, 44, Pace-12.790; 3. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Wade-12.809; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.846; 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.846; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart-12.935; 7. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.943; 8. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-12.998; 9. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.999; 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.010; 11. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.015; 12. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-13.088; 13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.151; 14. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.167; 15. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-13.179; 16. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.185; 17. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.214; 18. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.215; 19. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.223; 20. Seth Parker, 38p, Parker-13.297; 21. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.297; 22. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.301; 23. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.308; 24. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.362; 25. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.388; 26. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.408; 27. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.416; 28. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.429;29. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.451; 30. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.453; 31. Justin Grant, 21x, Pollock-13.481; 32. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.491; 33. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.505; 34. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.531; 35. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.536; 36. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.547; 37. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10F, Fitzpatrick-13.555; 38. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-13.569; 39. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-13.575; 40. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.623; 41. Carson Short, 21c, Short-13.637; 42. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-13.641; 43. Mike Terry, 85, Terry-13.651; 44. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-13.663; 45. Travis Welpott, 18x, Welpott-13.756; 46. Conner Donelson, 42, Donelson-13.785; 47. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-14.208; 48. Kent Christian, 1c, Christian-14.253; 49. Jake Simmons, 3x, Simmons-14.253; 50. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-NT.
 
QUALIFYING RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. McIntyre, 2. Shuman, 3. Fitzpatrick, 4. C.Short, 5. Welpott, 6. Gabbard, 7. Chambers, 8. Simmons, 9. Terry. NT
 
QUALIFYING RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. Jackson, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Hayden, 4. Schmidt, 5. Donelson, 6. Christian, 7. Moore, 8. Rose. NT
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Windom, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Cottle, 5. Stockon, 6. Fitzpatrick, 7. Thomas, 8. McIntyre, 9. Bernal, 10. McGhee. 2:12.39
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Clauson, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Cummins, 5. Ballou, 6. Courtney, 7. Pace, 8. Gurley, 9. C.Short, 10. Shuman. 2:13.20
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. Hines, 3. Beauchamp, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Grant, 6. Drake, 7. Hopkins, 8. Hayden, 9. Robbins, 10. Jackson. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Bell, 3. Parker, 4. Weir, 5. Briscoe, 6. Barrow, 7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Jarrett, 9. Schmidt, 10. Bacon. 2:15.21
 
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Bacon, 3. McIntyre, 4. Stockon, 5. Ballou, 6. Briscoe, 7. Drake, 8. Fitzpatrick, 9. Gurley, 10. Courtney, 11. Robbins, 12. Jarrett, 13. J.Vander Weerd, 14. Schmidt, 15. Hopkins, 16. Shuman, 17. C.Short, 18. Pace, 19. Barrow, 20. McGhee, 21. Grant, 22. Hayden. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Chris Bell, 3. Brady Short, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. Brent Beauchamp, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Kyle Cummins, 13. Wes McIntyre, 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 15. Tracy Hines, 16. Seth Parker, 17. Shane Cottle, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Nick Drake, 20. Richard Vander Weerd, 21. Dave Darland, 22. Chase Briscoe, 23. Hunter Schuerenberg. NT

**Terry flipped in Qualifying Race 1. Briscoe flipped on lap 11 of the Feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Bell, Laps 13-30 Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,049; 2-Clauson-1,038; 3-Thomas-1,033; 4-Bacon-987; 5-Stockon-933; 6-Schuerenberg-931; 7-Ballou-858; 8-Hines-850; 9-Cottle-687; 10-Windom-661.
 
NEW “INDIANA SPRINTWEEK” POINTS: 1-Thomas-279; 2-Stanbrough-271; 3-Clauson-269; 4-Bacon-248; 5-Bell-247; 6-Darland-245; 7-Cottle-222; 8-McIntyre-215; 9-Windom-205; 10-Schuerenberg-203.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 19 – Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington Speedway – “Indiana Sprintweek”


July 18 2013
USAC Sprint Car Roundup

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 17,
 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track
– 26th “Indiana Sprint Week”
– “Don Smith Classic”
 
QUALIFYING:
1. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Wade-19.947;
2. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.053;
3. Kev Thomas, 17RW, Dutcher-RW/Tri-Star-20.067;
4. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-20.226;
5. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-20.302;
6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.341;
8. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.415;
9. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-20.419;
10. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-20.450;
11. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.514;
12. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-20.533;
13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-20.795;
15. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-20.800;
16. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-20.862;
17. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-20.914;
18. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-20.926;
19. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-20.952;
20. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-21.025;
21. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-21.122;
22. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-21.160;
23. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart-21.206;
24. Jake Simmons, 3x, Simmons-21.226;
25. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-21.257;
26. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-21.378;
27. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-21.573;
28. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-21.725;
29. Caleb Armstrong, 11J, Yeley-21.746;
30. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-22.211;
31. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-22.305;
32. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-23.052;
33. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Taylor,            2. Ballou,
3. Stanbrough,  4. Short,
5. Windom,        6. Bell,
7. Armstrong,   8. Bernal. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Cottle,         2. Schuerenberg,
3. McIntyre,   4. Leary,
5. Coons,        6. Hayden,
7. Smith,        8. Moore. 2:49.16
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Thomas,    2. Clauson,
3. Stockon,   4. Courtney,
5. Shuman,  6. Mattox,
7. Gabbard,  8. Grant,
NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Darland, 2. Hines,
3. Bacon,    4. Simmons,
5. Gross,    6. Jarrett,
7. Drake,   8. Chambers.
2:48.82
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Coons,          2. Bell,
3. Windom,      4. Shuman,
5. Bernal,         6. Rose,
7. Hayden,       8. Armstrong,
9. Jarrett,      10. Drake,
11. Gabbard, 12. Chambers,
13. Smith,      14. Gross,
15. Mattox.
NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas Jr.,     2. Jon Stanbrough,
3. Brady Bacon,             4. Robert Ballou,
5. Chase Stockon,         6. Hunter Schuerenberg,
7. Brady Short,              8. Wes McIntyre,
9. Chris Windom,        10. Shane Cottle,
11. Christopher Bell,  12. Bryan Clauson,
13. Ryan Bernal,         14. C.J. Leary,
15. Bill Rose,                16. Tyler Courtney,
17. Dave Darland,      18. Gary Taylor,
19. Jerry Coons Jr.,    20. Casey Shuman,
21. Jake Simmons,     22. Tracy Hines,
23. Justin Grant.
NT
 
**Grant flipped during the third heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-          1,028,
2-Thomas             -992,
3-Clauson            -970,
4-Bacon               -935,
5-Schuerenberg-912,
6-Stockon           -899,
7-Hines               -820,
8-Ballou              -817,
9-Cottle              -663,
10-Windom       -604.
 
NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Thomas             -238,
2-Darland             -224,
3-Stanbrough      -211,
4-Cottle                -198,
5-Bacon               -197,
6-McIntyre          -186,
7-Schuerenberg -184,
8-Bell                    -183,
9-Clauson            -181,
10-Stockon          -155.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 18 – Putnamville, IN – Lincoln Park
Speedway - 26th “Indiana Sprint Week”



“INDIANA SPRINT WEEK” CONTINUES
AT TERRE HAUTE, PUTNAMVILLE, BLOOMINGTON, HAUBSTADT;

THOMAS WINS 2, STANBROUGH 1; DARLAND LEADS POINTS
  from DICK JORDAN
  AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point leader Dave Darland leads “Indiana Sprint
Week” into its four-night conclusion this week, facing races at Terre Haute,
Putnamville, Bloomington and Haubstadt to decide the 2013 “Indiana Sprint Week”
champion.
  Darland compiled second, third and fifth-place finishes in the three series
openers this past week and takes a 28-point lead over Kevin Thomas Jr. into
Wednesday night’s “Don Smith Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track.
Thursday’s race is at Lincoln Park Speedway, while Friday is at Bloomington
Speedway and Saturday is the closer at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.
   Darland’s National point lead stands at 64 points over Bryan Clauson, who is
just one point behind Thomas in the Indiana Sprint Week standings.
   Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., won Saturday night’s 30-lapper at Kokomo Speedway and
Sunday’s 30-lapper at Lawrenceburg Speedway, while Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Ind.
won Friday’s 30-lap opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway.
   Trailing Stanbrough’s Marion Underground Construction/D N D Oil Company
DRC/Dynotech at Gas City were Shane Cottle, Hunter Schuerenberg, Clauson and
Darland. Chad Boespflug led the first 15 laps and Stanbrough the rest.
   Thomas and his Rotondo Weirich/Black Jack Oil Maxim/Fisher led the final 20
laps at Kokomo after passing Boespflug on lap 11. Wes McIntyre took second ahead
of Darland, Christopher Bell and Chris Windom. Jerry Coons Jr. and McIntyre led
early laps at Kokomo.
   Sunday’s race at Lawrenceburg saw Thomas dominate as he led all but the first
lap after Scotty Weir retired from the race on lap two. Darland was second ahead
of Brady Bacon, Cottle and Clauson.
   ProSource fast qualifier awards went to Darland at Gas City and Kokomo and to
Robert Ballou at Lawrenceburg. ProSource Hard Chargers were Schuerenberg,
Clauson and Stanbrough.
   Schuerenberg currently leads the standings for the “Josh Burton Hard Charger”
award, which pays $404.04 and goes to the driver amassing the most advancements
during the seven-race ISW series. Clauson ranks second and Thomas third.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
 1-Dave Darland-998,
2-Bryan Clauson-934,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-920,
4-Brady Bacon-875,
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-860,
6-Chase Stockon-845,
7-Tracy Hines-800,
8-Robert Ballou-759,
9-Shane Cottle-622,
10-Chris Windom-568.
 
2013 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland-194, 2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-166,
3-Bryan Clauson-165, 4-Shane Cottle-157,
5-Christopher Bell-149, 6-Jon Stanbrough-142,
7-Wes McIntyre-141, 8-Brady Bacon-137,
9-Hunter Schuerenberg-132, 10-Chris Windom-112.

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 14, 2013 – Lawrenceburg,
Indiana – Lawrenceburg Speedway
– 26th “Indiana Sprint Week” 

QUALIFYING:
1. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.491;
2. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.493;
3. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.570;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.608;
5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.641;
6. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-13.646;
7. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-13.654;
8. K Thomas, 17RW, Dutcher-RW/Tri-Star-13.681;
9. R Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.694;
10. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.733;
11. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart-13.759;
12. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.767;
13. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-13.781;
14. Justin Grant, 27a, Elson-13.801;
15. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.808;
16. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.809;
17. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.822;
18. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-13.824;
19. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.831;
20. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.862;
21. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Wade-13.896;
22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.915;
23. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-13.946;
24. Ryan Pace, 44, Pace-13.963;
25. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.971;
26. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-13.999;
27. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-13.999;
28. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.001;
29. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.001;
30. J.R. Douglas, 09, Douglas-14.003;
31. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-14.041;
32. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.042;
33. Caleb Armstrong, 11J, Yeley-14.078;
34. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.097;
35. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-14.103;
36. Kevin Studley, 57x, Studley-14.146;
37. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-14.147;
38. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.186;
39. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.207; 40. Bobby East, 5E, East-14.219;
41. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.290;
42. Drew Abel, 04, Abel-14.294;
43. Brett Burdette, 17B, Burdette-14.346;
44. Aaron Farney, 15, Farney-14.355;
45. Davey Ray, 21x, Pollock-14.390;
46. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-14.435;
47. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-14.492;
48. Dwayne Spille, 71, Spille-14.676;
49. Michael Fischesser, 4F, Fischesser-14.713; 50. Chad Shields, 81, Shields-14.839;
51. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.926;
52. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-15.466.
 
QUALIFYING RACE #1:
(8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Armstrong,
3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Hayden,
5. Burdette, 6. Abrams,
7. Ray, 8. Fischesser,
9. Terry, 10. Moore.

QUALIFYING RACE #2: (8 laps)
1. Studley, 2. East,
3. Farney, 4. Drake,
5. McGhee, 6. Gabbard,
7. Shields, 8. Weber,
9. Spille, 10. Abel. NT
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bernal, 2. Stanbrough,
3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Stockon,
5. Ballou, 6. Westerfeld,
7.Short, 8. Boespflug,
9. Jarrett, 10. J.Vander Weerd,
    
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cottle, 2. Grant,
3. Leary, 4. Bell,
5. Ted Hines, 6. Douglas,
7. Smith, 8. Armstrong,
9. Hayden, 10. McIntyre. NT
    
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Windom, 2. Clauson,
3. Darland, 4. Weir,
5. Taylor, 6. Coons,
7. Hupp, 8. Shuman,
9. Farney, 10. Studley. 2:20.22
    
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cummins, 2. Tracy Hines,
3. Bacon, 4. Thomas, 5.
Schuerenberg, 6. Pace,
7. Gurley, 8. Courtney,
9. East, 10.    Drake. 2:21.97
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. McIntyre, 2. Westerfeld,
3. Ballou, 4. Coons,
5. Ted Hines, 6. Schuerenberg,
7. Short, 8. Taylor,  
9. Hupp, 10. Studley,
11. Douglas, 12. Armstrong,
13. Shuman, 14. Courtney,
15. East, 16. Farney,
17. J.Vander Weerd, 18. Gurley,
19. Jarrett, 20. Hayden,
21. Boespflug, 22. Smith. 2:54.96
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1.  Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Dave Darland,
3. Brady Bacon, 4. Shane Cottle,
5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Wes McIntyre,
7. Justin Grant, 8. Christopher Bell,
9. Robert Ballou, 10. Richard Vander Weerd,
11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Tracy Hines,
13. Ted Hines, 14. Hunter Schuerenberg,
15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Chris Windom,
17. Ryan Bernal, 18. Chad Boespflug,
19. C.J. Leary, 20. Tyler Courtney,
21. Kyle Cummins, 22. Shawn Westerfeld,
23. Scotty Weir, 24. Chase Stockon, NT
 
**Gabbard flipped during qualifying.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Lap 1 Weir,
Laps 2-30 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-998, 2-Clauson-934, 3-Thomas-920,
4-Bacon-875, 5-Schuerenberg-860, 6-Stockon-845, 7-Tracy Hines-800, 8-Ballou-759,
9-Cottle-622, 10-Windom-568.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Darland-194, 2-Thomas-166,
3-Clauson-165, 4-Cottle-157,
5-Bell-149, 6-Stanbrough-142,
7-McIntyre-141, 8-Bacon-137,
9-Schuerenberg-132, 10-Windom-112.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 17 – Terre Haute (IN) Action Track – “Don
Smith Classic” – 26th “Indiana Sprint Week”

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: July 13,
 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
4. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
5. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. James Aragon (#94 Aragon),
3. Steven Harms (#60 Harms),
4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
5. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder),
6. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
2. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
4. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal),
5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Johnson,
2. Pelkey,
3. Davis,
4. C. Bonneau,
5. Harms,
6. Clark,
7. Deskins,
8, Aragon. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,
2. Josh Pelkey,
3. Charles Davis Jr.,
4. Mike Martin,
5. Chris Bonneau,
6. Mike Bonneau,
7. Ryan Linder,
8. Jody Wirth,
9. Ronnie Clark,
10. Bryan Swinehart,
11. Andy Reinbold,
12. James Aragon,
13. Shon Deskins,
14. Steven Harms,
15. Brian Hosford,
16. Bruce St. James,
17. Tom Lee. NT

Reinbold & Clark flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Johnson-686,
2-Davis-606,
3-Martin-567,
4-Pelkey-526,
5-Deskins-513,
6-Clark-479,
7-C.Bonneau-471,
8-Reinbold-392,
9-Hosford-372,
10-St. James-357.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: July 19 – El Paso, TX – El Paso Speedway
Park
 
 
CLASSICS/CRA AT WATSONVILLE AUGUST 9; KAEDING GRABS
                 “HOWARD KAEDING CLASSIC”

 
The USAC Western Classic Sprint Cars resume their 2013 campaign August 9 in a
race also carrying AMSOIL USAC/CRA sanction.
 Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. led the final nine laps of Friday night’s
"Howard Kaeding Classic" USAC Western Classic Sprint race at Ocean Speedway after passing Dominic Scelzi on lap 22. Scelzi took second at the checkered flag after leading the first 21 laps. D.J. Netto finished third ahead of Tony Hunt and Brent Kaeding. Bud Kaeding piloted the Buster & Ziggy Enterprises/Kaeding
Performance Maxim/Reitz.
   Johnson emerged from the race with a five-point lead over Ryan Bernal in the
new series standings, with former series champion Tony Hunt third, 48 back of
the leader.
 
 2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.J. Johnson-295,
2-Ryan Bernal-290,
3-Tony Hunt-247,
4-Shauna Hogg-224,
5-Colton Slack-167,
6-Matt Streeter-157,
7-James Sweeney-150,
8-Scott Hall-125,
9-Colby Copeland-120,
10-Nathan Washam-113.
 
 
 
WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO KINGS SATURDAY
 
 The USAC West Coast Sprint cars return to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and
the point standings are expected to tighten in the wake of Cory Kruseman’s
recent Santa Maria victory, which ended the nine-race stranglehold of Ryan
Bernal and Richard Vander Weerd.
 Danny Faria Jr. holds down the number three spot, 62 behind Bernal, while Bud
Kaeding and Markus Niemela rank fourth and fifth.
 It’ll be the third appearance of the series this year at Kings and Faria
already has a third and a fourth in the first two outings. Kaeding has a second
and a 10th and Niemela has an eighth.
 Other top finishers so far have been Dennis Howell with a third and a fifth,
Austin Liggett with a fourth and Landon Hurst with a fifth.
 
 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-608, 2-Richard Vander Weerd-564, 3-Danny Faria Jr.-546, 4-Bud Kaeding-513,
5-Markus Niemela-464, 6-Jace Vander Weerd-412, 7-Rusty Carlile-404, 8-Ricky Kirkbride-310,
9-Kevin Barnes-284, 10-Landon Hurst-281.

 
 
EL PASO, LAS CRUCES NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS
JOHNSON LOGS #8 AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

 from DICK JORDAN
  The American Southwest explodes with exciting Sprint car action this weekend
when the USAC Southwest Sprint cars tackle tracks in El Paso, Texas and Las
Cruces, N.M.
  Friday’s race is at El Paso Speedway Park and Saturday’s race is at Southern
New Mexico Speedway. Rick Ziehl won the only previous USAC Sprint race in New
Mexico, at Las Cruces in 2002. The El Paso race will be USAC’s first there. Mike
Martin won the last USAC Sprint race in Texas at Lubbock in 2003.
   R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. logged his eighth USAC Arizona feature victory
(seventh of the year) in Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at
Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek. That leaves him just one short of Charles Davis Jr.
 in the all-time Arizona USAC lead. He led all 30 laps in his Michaels entry to
beat Josh Pelkey, Davis, Mike Martin and Chris Bonneau.
Johnson led all 30 laps.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-686, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-606,
3-Mike Martin-567, 4-Josh Pelkey-526,
5-Shon Deskins-513, 6-Ronnie Clark-479,
7-Chris Bonneau-471, 8-Andrew Reinbold-392,
9-Brian Hosford-372,
10-Bruce St. James-357.
 
 
LEADERS CONTINUE 600 SPRINT SERIES SATURDAY
Ks SWEEP PLYMOUTH 600s AS KNOX, KATRAKIS WIN

 Billy Cribbs and Garrett Saunders continue to lead the USAC 600 Sprint
standings at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway, which again hosts the Open and Restricted
classes this coming Saturday.
 Kris Knox and Nick Katrakis posted USAC 600 Sprint wins in competition Saturday
night at Plymouth Speedway. Knox won the 20-lap Open feature over point leader Billy Cribbs, Tyler Huffman, Cole Ketcham and Randy Shilling. Huffman led the first five laps and Knox the rest. In the Restricted feature Katrakis led all
but one lap to win the 15-lapper over Nicholas Schaefer, Bud McCune and point leader Garrett Saunders.
 
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs-532, 2-Dawson Stealy-463,
3-Brad Nichols-329, 4-Eric Saunders-320,
5-Randy Shilling-305, 6-Jordon Lambert 213,
7-Kris Knox-186, 8-Tyler Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164, 10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-634,
2-Nicholas Schaefer-525,
3-Nick Katrakis 426,
4-Bud McCune-226,
5-Joel Rogers-171.


USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: July 13,
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders),    
2. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling),
3. Tyler Huffman (#64 Huffman)
4. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
5. Cole Ketcham (#4N Ketcham),
6. Dawson Stealy (#40S Stealy),
7. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
8. Thurl Kester (#13K Kester). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Kris Knox (#92 Knox),
2.Shaun Miller (#11 Miller),
3.Wes Herron (#16H Herron)
4. Jerod Glasford (#14G Glasford),
5. Jason Montel (#27M Montel),
6. Craig Ronk (#27R Ronk),
7. Tyler Fitzpatrick(#57 Fitzpatrick).
NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Kris Knox, 2. Billy Cribbs,
3. Tyler Huffman, 4. Cole Ketcham,
5. Randy Shilling, 6. Dawson Stealy,
7. Jason Montel, 8. Shaun Miller,
9. Jerod Glasford, 10. Wes Herron,
11. Craig Ronk, 12. Tyler Fitzpatrick,
13. Thurl Kester, 14. Eric Saunders,
15. Brad Nichols. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Huffman,
Laps 6-20 Knox.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Cribbs-532, 2-Stealy-463,
3-Nichols-329,
4-E.Saunders-320,
5-Shilling-305,
6-Jordon Lambert 213,
7-Knox-186,
8-Huffman-176,
9-Gary Gipson-164,
10-Ryan Leek-50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: July 20– Plymouth (IN) Speedway

July 14 2013 noon
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS July 13
– Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway –
26th “Indiana Sprint Week”

    QUALIFYING: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.668; 2. Brady Bacon, 69,
Dynamics-12.713; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 31 TBI Racing-12.761; 4. Tracy Hines, 4,
Hines-12.830; 5. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-12.844; 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW,
Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-12.918; 7. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.001;
8. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.012; 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.015; 10.
Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.031; 11. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.075; 12.
Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.104; 13. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-13.107; 14. Ryan
Bernal, 73, Ford-13.132; 15. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-13.182; 16. Hunter
Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.191; 17. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander
Weerd-13.223; 18. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.238; 19. C.J. Leary, 30,
Leary-13.256; 20. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.286; 21. Bobby East, 5E,
East-13.288; 22. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.303; 23. Jace Vander
Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.335; 24. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Amati-13.344; 25. Ted
Hines,
12, Hines-13.394; 26. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.407; 27.
Justin Grant, 27a, Elson-13.418; 28. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.602; 29.
Caleb Armstrong, 11J, Yeley-13.629; 30. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.664; 31.
Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.664; 32. Ryan Pace, 44, Pace-13.750; 33. Tyler
Hewitt, 97x, Hewitt-13.772; 34. Davey Ray, 21x, Pollock-13.779; 35. Nick Drake,
55, Cline-13.804; 36. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.858; 37. Travis
Welpott, 18x, Welpott-13.963; 38. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-14.156; 39. Chad
Shields, 81, Shields-14.156; 40. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.214; 41. Daylan
Chambers, 4c, Chambers-14.265; 42. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-14.321; 43. Dakota
Jackson, 3, Jackson-14.423; 44. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-14.547; 45. Nathan
Moore, 48, Moore-14.976; 46. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-15.132.
 
    QUALIFYING RACE: (8 laps) 1. Hewitt, 2. Drake, 3. Shuman, 4. Ray, 5. Welpott,
6. Shields, 7. Jackson, 8. McGhee, 9. Gabbard, 10. Sterrett, 11. Chambers, 12.
Schmidt, 13. Moore. 1:49.60
 
    FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. McIntyre, 3. Darland, 4. Coons, 5.
Ted Hines, 6. C.Armstrong, 7. Taylor, 8. Hewitt, 9. Welpott. NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Short, 2. Bacon, 3. Clauson, 4. Bernal, 5. Cummins,
6. Gurley, 7. Shields, 8. Drake, 9. Jarrett, 10. Thomas. NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Weir, 3. Stockon, 4. Grant, 5. Bell, 6.
Shuman, 7. Leary, 8. Beauchamp, 9. Jackson, 10. J.Vander Weerd. 2:18.93
 
    FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Ballou, 4. Schuerenberg, 5.
Windom, 6. Courtney, 7. Pace, 8. Ray, 9. McGhee, 10. Tracy Hines. 2:20.68
 
    SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Thomas, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Cummins, 5. Windom, 6.
Courtney, 7. Shuman, 8. Beauchamp, 9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Pace, 11. Gurley, 12.
Taylor, 13. Ted Hines, 14. Drake, 15. Ray, 16. Shields, 17. Welpott, 18.
C.Armstrong, 19. Jarrett. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Wes McIntyre, 3. Dave Darland, 4.
Christopher Bell, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Chad Boespflug, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8.
Hunter Schuerenberg, 9. Scotty Weir, 10. Brady Short, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Jon
Stanbrough, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Shane
Cottle, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Casey Shuman, 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Kyle
Cummins, 21. Davey Ray, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Richard Vander Weerd, 24.
Justin Grant, 25. Ryan Bernal. NT

**Taylor & Hewitt flipped during the first heat. Hewitt was transported to a
local hospital for treatment of a broken shoulder and ribs.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Coons, Laps 5-8 McIntyre, Laps 9-10 Boespflug,
Laps 11-30 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-931, 2-Clauson-879, 3-Thomas-855,
4-Schuerenberg-834, 5-Stockon-825, 6-Bacon-812, 7-Hines-764, 8-Ballou-715,
9-Cottle-563, 10-Courtney-545.
NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Darland-127, 2-Clauson-110,
3-Schuerenberg-106, 4-Bell-104, 5-Stanbrough-104, 6-Boespflug-103, 7-Thomas-101,
8-Cottle-98, 9-McIntyre-87, 10-Windom-83.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 14 – Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway – 26th
“Indiana Sprint Week”


July 14 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS: July 12,
– Gas City, Indiana – Gas City I-69 Speedway – 26th “Indiana Sprint Week”

QUALIFYING:
1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.295;
2. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-12.466;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, 31 TBI Racing-12.609;
4. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.619;
5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.620;
6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.625;
7. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Amati-12.712;
8. Mark Smith, 1m, Smith-12.740;
9. Justin Grant, 27a, Elson-12.838;
10. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.917;
11. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-12.973;
12. Chris Bell, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.997;
13. R Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd13.145;
14. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.288;
15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.354;
16. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.385;
17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.414;
18. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.462;
19. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.472;
20. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.487;
21. Ryan Pace, 44, Pace-13.493;
22. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.530;
23. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.558;
24. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-13.585;
25. K Thomas Jr.17RW Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.601;
26. Todd Keen, 18k, Keen-13.629;
27. Chad Shields, 81, Shields-13.644;
28. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.686;
29. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.729;
30. Brett Burdette, 17B, Burdette-13.767;
31. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-13.782;
32. Kevin Studley, 57x, Studley-13.825;
33. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.831;
34. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.853;
35. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.875;
36. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.899;
37. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, Hewitt-13.901;
38. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-13.914;
39. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.008;
40. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-14.008;
41. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-14.073;
42. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-14.114;
43. Todd Gnat, 51G, Gnat-14.155;
44. Conner Donelson, 3W, Sweat-14.236;
45. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-14.256;
46. Robert Ballou, 21x, Pollock-14.268;
47. Travis Welpott, 18x, Welpott-14.326;
48. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.420;
49. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-14.697;
50. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-14.754;
51. Caleb Armstrong, 11J, Yeley-14.809;
52. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-14.900;
53. Dusty Shriever, 73x, Shriever-15.477.
 
QUALIFYING RACE #1: (8 laps)
1. Gurley, 2. Bernal,
3. Coons,  4. Hewitt,
5. Terry,  6. Ted Hines,
7. Hayden, 8. Shriever,
9. Gnat,  10. Welpott,
11. Armstrong. NT

QUALIFYING RACE #2: (8 laps)
1. McGhee,    2. Hopkins,
3. Weir,      4. Ballou,
5. Jarrett,   6. Gabbard,
7. Donelson,  8. Schmidt,
9. Chambers, 10. Moore. NT
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Darland, 3. Weir, 4. R.Vander Weerd,
5. Pace, 6. Thomas, 7. Bacon, 8. Grant, 9. Cummins, 10. McGhee. NT
    
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Tracy Hines, 2. Cottle,
3. McIntyre,    4. Boespflug,
5. Drake,       6. Keen,
7. Leary,       8. Hopkins,
9. Burdette, 10. Ballou. 2:04.46

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Short,
3. Courtney,   4. Stockon,
5. Coons,      6. Windom,
7. Gurley,     8. Jackson,
9. Sterrett,  10. Shields. 2:10.44

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Bell,
3. Taylor,  4. Shuman,
5. Bernal,  6. J.Vander Weerd,
7. Hewitt,  8. Smith,
9. Studley, 10. Robbins. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Bacon,      2. Grant,
3. Leary,      4. Smith,
5. Thomas,     6. Windom,
7. Cummins,    8. Pace,
9. Coons,     10. Hopkins,
11. Gurley,   12. Hewitt,
13. B+allou,  14. Burdette,
15. Sterrett, 16. Drake,
17. Jackson,  18. Bernal,
19. Robbins,  20. J.Vander Weerd,
21. Keen,     22. Shields. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough,      2. Shane Cottle,
3. Hunter Schuerenberg, 4. Bryan Clauson,
5. Dave Darland,        6. Chad Boespflug,
7. Christopher Bell,    8. Chase Stockon,
9. Kevin Thomas Jr.,   10. Chris Windom,
11. Tyler Courtney,    12. Brady Bacon,
13. R Vander Weerd,    14. Justin Grant,
15. Brady Short,       16. Jerry Coons Jr.,
17. Gary Taylor,       18. Ryan Bernal,
19. Wes McIntyre,      20. Tracy Hines,
21. C.J. Leary,        22. Mark Smith,
23. Casey Shuman,      24. Scotty Weir. NT8

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-15 Boespflug,
Laps 16-30 Stanbrough.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-865,
2-Clauson-831,
3-Stockon-792,
4-Thomas-791,
5-Schuerenberg-790,
6-Bacon -774,
7-Hines-728,
8-Ballou-682,
9-Cottle-534,
10-Courtney-525.
 
NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:
1-Cottle-68,
2-Stanbrough-68,
3-Schuerenberg-62,
4-Clauson-62,
5-Darland-61,
6-Boespflug-50,
7-Bell-49,
8-Stockon-48,
9-Thomas-37,
10-Courtney-37.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 13 – Kokomo (IN) Speedway – 26th “Indiana
Sprint Week


USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 12, 2013 – Watsonville,
California – Ocean Speedway – “Howard Kaeding Classic”

   QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-12.898; 2. D.J. Netto, 88n,
Netto-13.165; 3. Brent Kaeding, 69, BK-13.355; 4. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps-13.372;
5. Dominic Scelzi, 41, Key-13.407; 6. Shauna Hogg, 5, Hogg-13.463; 7. Scott
Hall, 56s, Phulps-13.475; 8. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.628; 9. Nick Larson,
24N, Larson-13.827; 10. Evan Bonnema, 59, Bonnema-13.845; 11. Marty Hawkins, 3m,
Hawkins-13.874; 12. Perry Rothweiler, 17sc, Shanoian-13.997; 13. Chase Wood, 6,
Wood-14.705.
 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hawkins, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Scelzi, 4. Brent Kaeding,
5. Larson, 6. Hall, 7, Wood. NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Rothweiler, 3. Netto, 4. Hunt, 5. Hogg, 6.
Bonnema. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Dominic Scelzi, 3. D.J. Netto, 4. Tony
Hunt, 5. Brent Kaeding, 6. Scott Hall, 7. Shauna Hogg, 8. D.J. Johnson, 9. Nick
Larson, 10. Evan Bonnema, 11. Chase Wood, 12. Marty Hawkins, 13. Perry
Rothweiler. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Scelzi, Laps 22-30 Bud Kaeding.
 
NEW USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Johnson-295, 2-Ryan Bernal-290,
3-Hunt-247, 4-Hogg-224, 5-Colton Slack-167, 6-Matt Streeter-157, 7-James
Sweeney-150, 8-Hall-125, 9-Colby Copeland-120, 10-Nathan Washam-113.
 
NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: August 9, 2013 – Watsonville, CA -Ocean
Speedway



July 9 2013
USAC Sprint Car roundup from  Dick Jordan
 
“INDIANA SPRINT WEEK” AWARDS
INCLUDE JOSH BURTON TRIBUTE

  from  Dick Jordan
  Long-time USAC supporters Buck & Betty Rice of Grand Saline, Tex., Bill Wever
of Bloomington, Ind. and John and Terri Youngs of Loogootee, Ind. have again
joined the “Indiana Sprint Week” bandwagon, offering cash and product awards for
series participants.
 Wever, whose B & W Auto Mart is located on Route 45 in Bloomington, will
present the B & W Auto Mart “Josh Burton Hard Charger Award” to the driver
accumulating the most position advances during the seven-race Indiana Sprint
Week feature events. The award honors the memory of the driver who competed in
Indiana Sprint Week in 2012 but lost his life in a racing accident in May. The
$404.04 check which accompanies the award is in honor of Burton’s familiar car
number, 04.
 The Rices are posting a $100 cash award each night for the fastest qualifier,
which should create competition for new track records.
 The Youngs will again, for the sixth straight year, present the Indiana Sprint
Week winning car owner with a $3,500 Bridgeport Rocker crafted from curly cherry
wood donated by Don & Lisa Kreischer of northern Ohio. The rocker represents
over 200 hours of craftsmanship.
 The 26th “Indiana Sprint Week” covers seven races between this Friday, July 12,
and Saturday, July 20. Tracks involved include Gas City, Kokomo, Lawrenceburg,
Terre Haute, Lincoln Park in Putnamville, Bloomington and Tri-State Speedway in
Haubstadt.
 USAC, its participating race tracks and its member participants are
appreciative of the sponsorships these supporters have continued to provide and
their contributions will enhance what already promises to be a spectacular
Indiana Sprint Week experience for all.
--USAC—


 
ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY
 
from DICK JORDAN
  Six of the “top-10” in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings have a trio of
“top-10” finishes in the three races held so far this year at Arizona Speedway.
The series returns to the one-third mile dirt oval at E.T. Motorpark in Queen
Creek this Saturday.
 Point leader R.J. Johnson has a win, a third and a sixth and holds a 74-point
edge in the points over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. Davis has a win and a third
but also an 11th.
 Others with nothing but “top-10s” include third-ranking Mike Martin (1-4-6),
fourth-ranking Shon Deskins (2-5-5), sixth-ranking Ronnie Clark (4-7-8),
seventh-ranking Chris Bonneau (2-4-10) and 10th-ranking Stevie Sussex (2-5-8).
 Johnson has a total of six series wins so far this year, while Davis has three
and Martin and Josh Pelkey have one each.
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson          -618,
2-Charles Davis Jr.   -544,
3-Mike Martin           -511,
4-Shon Deskins        -478,
5-Josh Pelkey           -462,
6-Ronnie



WEST COAST SPRINTS AT KINGS SPEEDWAY JULY 20;
KRUSEMAN TOPS SANTA MARIA’S “DOUG FORT MEMORIAL”

 Cory Kruseman of Ventura, Calif. won Saturday night’s 30-lap “Doug Fort
Memorial” at Santa Maria. He caught Bud Kaeding on lap six and led the rest of
the way in his Lucas Oil/Kruseman’s Sprint Car & Midget Driving School Eagle/RC
Performance Mopar. Danny Faria Jr. was second ahead of Kaeding, fast qualifier
Troy Rutherford and Markus Niemela.
 Bernal had to jump into a back-up car prior to his feature misfortune. Faria’s
second-place finish enabled him to stay in the title hunt, 62 behind Bernal in
third in the standings.
 Kaeding led the opening five laps and stands fourth in the new standings.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal                   -608,
2-Richard Vander Weerd -564,
3-Danny Faria Jr.              -546,
4-Bud Kaeding                  -513,
5-Markus Niemela           -464,
6-Jace Vander Weerd     -412,
7-Rusty Carlile                 -404,
8-Ricky Kirkbride            -310,
9-Kevin Barnes               -284,
10-Landon Hurst            -281.

 
LEADERS CONTINUE 600 SPRINT SERIES SATURDAY;
SCHILLING, SAUNDERS STILL #1 AT PLYMOUTH

 from  DICK JORDAN
  Billy Cribbs and Garrett Saunders continue their drive toward a possible 2013
USAC 600 Sprint Championship this Saturday when the open and restricted classes
compete again at the Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.
 Cribbs has a 59-point lead over Dawson Stealy in the open class, while Saunders
is 112 points ahead of Nicholas Schaefer in the restricted class.
 Randy Shilling and Garrett Saunders emerged with feature victories at Plymouth
Saturday. Trailing Shilling in the 20-lap Open feature were Cole Ketchum, Craig
Ronk, J.J. Haley and Brad Nichols. Nichols led the first eight laps, Ketchum led
one and Shilling led the rest.
 In the Restricted class, Saunders passed Nick Katrakis on lap 11 and led the
last five laps to beat Katrakis, Nicholas Schaefer, Devan Myers and Matt
Frisbie.
 
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs                -472,
2-Dawson Stealy         -413,
3-Brad Nichols             -337,
4-Eric Saunders           -281,
5-Randy Shilling          -249,
6-Jordon Lambert       -213,
7-Gary Gibson             -164,
8-Kris Knox                 -119,
9-Tyler Huffman         -117,
10-Ryan Leek                -50.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders       -575,
2-Nicholas Schaefer     -463,
3-Nick Katrakis             -361,
4-Joel Rogers                -171,
5-Bud McCune              -168.


INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DEBUTS AT GAS CITY, KOKOMO, LAWRENCEBURG;
BOESPFLUG GETS #1 AT LINCOLN PARK

 from DICK JORDAN
 The 26th edition of “Indiana Sprint Week” opens this week with a trio of events and Dave Darland enters the seven-race stretch over the next two weeks with a
35-point lead in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series.
 Darland owns more Indiana Sprint Week victories than anyone else, a total of 17 dating back to 1990. He’s won at five of the tracks which constitute the 2013
calendar. Only Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt and the Terre Haute Action Track have eluded him, although he does have Terre Haute wins to his credit.
 This Friday’s race is at Gas City I-69 Speedway, while Saturday’s race is at Kokomo Speedway and Sunday’s race is at Lawrenceburg. Darland owns five Lawrenceburg ISW wins, three at Kokomo and one at Gas City.
 Jon Stanbrough ranks second all-time with 14 ISW wins, while Cory Kruseman has 12 and J.J. Yeley nine.  Darland will try to join KevinThomas and Levi Jones as the only four-time Indiana Sprint Week Champs. Darland won the title in 1998, 2001 and 2007.
 Chad Boespflug of Hanford, Calif. surprised the field in last Thursday night’s 30-lap feature at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., leading all 30 laps in Paul Hazen’s Kercher Engines/Physical Medicine Consultants DRC/Kercher.
 The win was Boespflug’s first in series competition and the 10th for long-time car owner Hazen.
 Tyler Courtney finished second ahead of Jon Stanbrough, Hunter Schuerenberg and
Kevin Thomas Jr.
 
Indiana Sprint Week concludes with races
Wednesday July 17 at Terre Haute,
Thursday  July 18 at Putnamville,
Friday    July 19 at Bloomington  
Saturday  July 20 at Haubstadt.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Dave Darland                  -804,
2-Bryan Clauson                -769,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.           -754,
4-Chase Stockon               -744,
5-Brady Bacon                   -739,
6-Hunter Schuerenberg  -728,
7-Tracy Hines                    -707,
8-Robert Ballou                 -681,
9-Tyler Courtney              -488,
10-Shane Cottle               -465
.

CLASSIC SPRINTS AT THE “OCEAN” SATURDAY;
FAAS WINS “FIRECRACKER 30” AT THE PAS

 from DICK JORDAN
 The USAC Western Classic Sprint Cars resume their 2013 calendar Friday at Ocean
Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. It’ll mark the third appearance this year of the
Classics at Watsonville.
 Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif. led the final 14 laps to win Friday night’s 30-lap “Firecracker 30” AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris Auto Speedway. He piloted the Scott Sales Company/CSI Shocks Spike/J & D to the win over Mike Spencer, David Cardey, Damion Gardner and Cory Kruseman. Cardey led
the first 16 laps of the race.
 Gardner continues to lead the CRA standings over Faas and the margin stands at 44 points going into the next CRA race, August 9 at Watsonville. Gardner won at
Watsonville in June.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner -803,
2-Nic Faas       -759,
3-Mike Spencer   -628,
4-Bud Kaeding    -519,
6-Austin Williams-461,
7-Cody Williams  -441,
8-Brody Roa      -420,
9-Ryan Bernal-359,
10-R.J. Johnson-330.
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Ryan Bernal    -290,
2-D.J. Johnson   -248,
3-Tony Hunt      -188,
4-Shauna Hogg    -177,
5-Colton Slack   -167,
6-Matt Streeter  -157,
7-James Sweeney  -150,
8-Colby Copeland -120,
9-Nathan Washam  -113,
10-Jim Richardson-112.



July 8 2013
SAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: July 6,
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. JJ Haley (#77 Dennis),
2. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
3.Craig Ronk (#27R Ronk)
4. Zeke Lewis (#33Z Lewis),
5. R Shilling (#21 Shilling),
6. Brody Click (1X Click),
7. Gavin Taylor (#55 Taylor),
8. S Miller (#11M Miller),
Gary Gipson (#3 Gipson). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy (#40S Stealy),
 2.Jason Myers (#75 Myers),
3.Russ Disinger (#39 Disinger)
4. Cole Ketchum (#4N Ketchum),
5. Matt Ostler (#17 Ostler),
6. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
7. Shelby Lawson (#74 Lawson),
8. J Glasford (#14G Glasford). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Randy Shilling,
2. Cole Ketchum,
3. Craig Ronk,
4. JJ Haley,
5. Brad Nichols,
6. Dawson Stealy,
7. Russ Disinger,
8. Zeke Lewis,
9. Billy Cribbs,
10. Brody Click,
11. Matt Ostler,
12. Gavin Taylor,
13. Shelby Larson,
14. Jason Myers,
15. Shaun Miller,
16. Jerod Glasford. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-8 Nichols,
Lap 9 Ketchum,
Laps 10-20 Shilling.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: July 13 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: July 6, 
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. G Saunders (#11 Saunders),
2. N Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
3. Devan Myers (#15 Myers),
4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),
5. M Frisbie (#4X Frisbie)
6. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis), 7. G Pearson (#89D Pearson). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders,
2. Nick Katrakis,
3. Nicholas Schaefer,
4. Devan Myers,
5. Matt Frisbie,
6. Bud McCune,
7. Garrett Pearson. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-10 Katrakis,
Laps 11-15 Saunders.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: N/A
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: July 13 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway


July 7 2013

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 6, 2013 – Santa Maria, California
– Santa Maria Speedway – “Doug Fort Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-14.385; 2. Bruce St. James,
7K, St.James-14.542; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-14.557; 4. Bud Kaeding, 29,
Bowman-14.561; 5. Cory Kruseman, 21K, Kruseman-14.613; 6. Ryan Bernal, 73,
Ford-14.615; 7. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-14.643; 8. Markus Niemela, 81,
Watt-14.675; 9. D.J. Netto, 88N, Netto-14.691; 10. Chris Ennis, 86,
Ennis-14.709; 11. Kevin Barnes, 38B, Barnes-14.745; 12. Jeff Sibley, 18,
Watt-14.843; 13. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-14.872; 14. A.J. Bender, 12,
Bender-14.875; 15. Aiden Corish, 3K, Kruseman-15.027; 16. Chris Gansen, 4G,
Gansen-15.086; 17. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-15.180; 18. Jay Waugh, 89K,
Kruseman-15.222; 19. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-15.370; 20. Tobey Sampson, 82,
Sampson-15.371; 21. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-15.698; 22. Kolby Araki, 30K,
Araki-15.819.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Carlile, 2. Kaeding, 3. Bernal (#86 Ennis), 4.
Rutherford, 5. C.Gansen, 6. Kirkbride, 7. Stone, 8. Araki. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Niemela, 2. Kruseman, 3. Farmer, 4. Bender, 5. St.
James, 6. Barnes, 7. Sampson. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Waugh, 2. Faria, 3. Corish, 4. Sibley, 5. Jones, 6.
Netto. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Kaeding, 2. Niemela, 3. St. James, 4. Kruseman, 5. Carlile,
6. Faria, 7. Sibley, 8. Rutherford. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Cory Kruseman,
2. Danny Faria Jr.,
3. Bud Kaeding,
4. Troy Rutherford,
5. Markus Niemela,
6. D.J. Netto,
7. Jay Waugh,
8. Rusty Carlile,
9. Kolby Araki,
10. A.J. Bender,
11. Ricky Kirkbride,
12. Jeff Sibley,
13. Austin Stone,
14. Aiden Corish,
15. Chris Gansen,
16. Cotton Farmer,
17. Tobey Sampson,
18. Kevin Barnes,
19. Bill Jones,
20. Bruce St. James,
21. Ryan  Bernal. NT
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**Bernal flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Kaeding, Laps 6-30 Kruseman.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Bernal-608,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-564,
3-Faria-546,
4-Kaeding-513,
5-Niemela-464,
6-Jace Vander Weerd-412,
7-Carlile-404,
8-Kirkbride-310,
9-Barnes-284,
10-Landon Hurst-281.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: July 13 – Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway


July 5 & 6 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 4,
 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway

    QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.521;
2. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade-12.733;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI Racing-12.740;
4. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.742;
5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.876;
6. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.905;
7. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-12.907;
8. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-12.913;
9. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-12.958;
10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-12.967;
11. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.001;
12. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.003;
13. Bobby East, 5E, East-13.056;
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.060;
15. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.086;
16. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.112;
17. Robert Ballou, 21x, Pollock-13.122;
18. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.148;
19. Seth Parker, 38p, Parker-13.151;
20. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.177;
21. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.220;
22. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.235;
23. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.238;
24. Jeff Bland Jr., 38, Pottorff-13.239;
25. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.263;
26. Christopher Bell, 56, Fox-13.267;
27. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-13.298;
28. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.317;
29. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.336;
30. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.339;
31. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.424;
32. Keaton Dobbs, 15k, Dobbs-13.430;
33. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.543;
34. Daylon Chambers, 4c, Chambers-13.587;
35. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-13.592;
36. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.632;
37. Carson Short, 21, Short-13.649;
38. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-13.654;
39. Kent Christian, 1c, Christian-13.800;
40. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker-14.049;
41. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-14.588.  
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clayton,  2. Hines,
3. East,     4. R.Vander Weerd,
5. Andretti, 6. Barrow,
7. McGhee,   8. Drake,
9. C.Short, 10. Terry,
11. Ballou.
2:11.65
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Briscoe,    2. Schuerenberg,
3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug,
5. Cottle,     6. Gurley,
7. Gross,      8. Chambers,
9. Thomas,    10. Bell.
2:15.84
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Clauson,  2. Bacon,
3. Darland,  4. Stockon,
5. Windom,   6. Christian,
7. Westfall, 8. Parker,
9. Courtney, 10. Hayden. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Bland, 2. Shuman,
3. J.Vander Weerd,
4. Beauchamp, 5. Hopkins,
6. Jackson, 7. Jarrett,
8. Dobbs, 9. Gabbard, 10. Leary. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Courtney,   2. Ballou,
3. Thomas,     4. Jackson,
5. Hopkins,    6. Windom,
7. Leary,      8. Bell,
9. Westfall,  10. Cottle,
11. Gurley,   12. Parker,
13. Drake,    14. Gabbard,
15. McGhee,   16. Chambers,
17. Terry,    18. Gross,
19. Andretti, 20. Christian,
21. Hayden,   22. Barrow,
23. Dobbs,    24. Jarrett,
25. C.Short. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Chad Boespflug,
2. Tyler Courtney,
3. Jon Stanbrough,
4. Hunter Schuerenberg,
5. Kevin Thomas,
6. Robert Ballou,
7. Dave Darland,
8. Tracy Hines,
9. Bryan Clauson,
10. Brent Beauchamp,
11. Chase Stockon,
12. Chris Windom,
13. Richard Vander Weerd,
14. Bobby East,
15. Jace Vander Weerd,
16. Casey Shuman.
17. Dakota Jackson,
18. Brady Bacon,
19. Chase Briscoe,
20. A.J. Hopkins,
21. Jeff Bland Jr.,
22. Daron Clayton. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-30 Boespflug.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-804,
2-Clauson-769,
3-Thomas-754,
4-Stockon-744,
5-Bacon-739,
6-Schuerenberg-728,
7-Hines-707,
8-Ballou-681,
9-Courtney-488,
10-Cottle-465.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 12 – Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway –
“Indiana Sprint Week”

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 4,
 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Firecracker 30”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.341;
2. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.447;
3. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-16.604;
4. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.632;
5. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-16.680;
6. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.697;
7. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.798;
8. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.807;
9. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.857;
10. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.876;
11. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.881;
12. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.897;
13. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.906;
14. Troy Rutherford, 27, Kautz-17.129;
15. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.159;
16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.162;
17. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.226;
18. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.259;
19. Kenny Perkins, 0k, Perkins-17.291;
20. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.408;
21. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.587;
22. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.728;
23. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-17.764;
24. Ed Schwarz, 21k. Kruseman-17.900;
25. Jay Waugh, 89k, Kruseman-18.070;
26. Ryan Devitt, 1a, Wilson-18.424;
27. Toby Sampson, 82, Sampson-18.563;
28. Jerry Welton, 62, Welton-20.263.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cardey, 2. Spencer,
3. Niemela, 4. Johnson,
5. Wilson, 6. A.Williams,
7. Waugh. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. Bezio,
3. Kruseman, 4. Roa,
5. Devitt, 6. Rutherford,
7. Bender. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Gardner, 2. Pelkey,
3. R.Williams, 4. Gaunt,
5. Sampson, 6. Ellertson,
7. Perkins. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas, 2. Mitchell,
3. Alexander, 4. C.Williams,
5. Rossi, 6. Schwarz,
7. Welton. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. A.Williams, 2. Wilson,
3. Rossi, 4. Devitt,
5. Waugh, 6. Perkins,
7. Bender, 8. Welton,
9. Rutherford, 10. Sampson. NT
 
    
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Nic Faas, 2. Mike Spencer,
3. David Cardey, 4. D Gardner,
5. Cory Kruseman, 6.M Mitchell,
7. Austin Williams, 8. R Gardner,
9. Rip Williams, 10. M Niemela,
11. Brody Roa, 12. GregAlexander,
13. Josh Pelkey, 14. R.J.Johnson,
15. Rickie Gaunt, 16. Matt Rossi,
17. S Wilson, 18. David Bezio,
19. Ryan Devitt, 20.C Williams,
21. Kenny Perkins, 22. Jay Waugh. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Cardey, Laps 17-30 Faas.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-803,
2-Faas-759,
3-Spencer-628,
4-Bud Kaeding-564,
5-Mitchell-519,
6-A.Williams-461,
7-C.Williams-441,
8-Roa-420,
9-Ryan Bernal-359,
10-Johnson-330.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: August 9, 2013 – Watsonville, CA - Ocean
Speedway


July 2 2013
Latest USAC Sprint car Roundup
LINCOLN PARK HOSTS AMSOIL SPRINTS THURSDAY
 from DICK JORDAN
  The nation’s Independence will be saluted Thursday and part of the salute will
come in the form of AMSOIL USAC National Sprint racing at Lincoln Park Speedway
in Putnamville, Ind.
 
  The Sprint cars were scheduled at the 5/16-mile dirt oval in April but rains
interrupted that event after the opening heat race.
 
  Former series champion and USAC Triple Crown Champion Dave Darland holds down
the number one point spot, with a 31-point margin over defending series titlist
Bryan Clauson.
 
  Darland’s victories this year at Bloomington, Ind. and Port Royal, Pa. were the
83rd and 84th of his USAC National career. He stands just two victories short of
Tracy Hines among active USAC National drivers.
 
  A victory Thursday would vault Darland to the top of the all-time USAC list at
Lincoln Park. His five wins there include a win last year and he is tied with
Sheldon Kinser for the all-time lead.
 
  Clauson won the series opener at Ocala, Fla. and last year he won at Lincoln
Park in the Midgets for the second consecutive year. He’s still seeking his
initial Lincoln Park USAC Sprint win.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Dave Darland-756;
2-Bryan Clauson-725; 3-Brady Bacon-715; 4-Kevin Thomas-704, 5-Chase Stockon-704;
6-Hunter Schuerenberg-670; 7-Tracy Hines-659; 8-Robert Ballou-633; 9-Shane
Cottle-464; 10-Tyler Courtney-427.

JULY 13 QUEEN CREEK RACE NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;
DAVIS TAKES ALL-TIME ARIZONA LEAD AFTER CANYON WIN

  from DICK JORDAN
  Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. trails R.J. Johnson by 64 points in the
standings going into a July 13 USAC Southwest Sprint race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Last Saturday night’s victory at Peoria, Ariz. vaulted him into the all-time lead in terms of USAC feature winners in the Grand Canyon
State.
 
  Davis posted his ninth career USAC victory in the state of Arizona, winning
Saturday night’s “Summer Sizzle” USAC Southwest Sprint feature at Canyon
Speedway Park. Driving the Massey Motorsports entry, he caught Johnson on the last lap and beat him to the checkered flag! Johnson, the series point leader, was second ahead of Josh Pelkey, Mike Martin and Bruce St. James.
 
  Davis entered the race in a logjam of five drivers with eight career Arizona
USAC wins and now stands at the head of the class with nine.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-618,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-544,
3-Mike Martin-511,
4-Shon Deskins-478,
5-Josh Pelkey-462,
6-Ronnie Clark-436,
7-Chris Bonneau-417,
8-Andy Reinbold-355,
9-Brian Hosford-346,
10-Stevie Sussex-334.

“FIRECRACKER 30” THURSDAY AT THE PAS
  from DICK JORDAN
  One of the season’s most appealing events, the “Firecracker 30,” unfolds
Thursday, saluting the July 4 holiday at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
 
  The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will tackle the half-mile dirt oval for the
fifth time this year and Damion Gardner will enter the race with a 51-point lead
over Nic Faas in the latest standings.
 
  The two Alexander Racing drivers have fared well in the first four Perris
races. Gardner has a win and three seconds, while Faas has a win, two thirds and
a fifth.
 
  Matt Mitchell accounts for the remaining Perris win this year, taking the “Salute to Indy” feature in May. The win was Mitchell’s only “top-10” Perris
finish in four starts.
 
  Gardner continues to lead the all-time USAC/CRA and Perris victory lists. He
has 46 CRA wins and this year’s Perris win was his 27th.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-739,
2-Nic Faas-688,
3-Bud Kaeding-564,
4-Mike Spencer-558,
5-Matt Mitchell-467,
6-Cody Williams-423,
7-Austin Williams-415,
8-Brody Roa-384,
9-Ryan Bernal-359,
10-Richard Vander Weerd-309.
 
“DOUG FORT MEMORIAL” JULY 6 AT SANTA MARIA
 from DICK JORDAN
  The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars resume this Saturday at Santa Maria (Calif.)
Speedway for the “Doug Fort Memorial” and series point leader Ryan Bernal will
try to extend his 24-point lead over runner-up Richard Vander Weerd.
 
  Bernal was third in the most recent race, also at Santa Maria, and that was his
worst finish in nine races! He has five wins, three seconds and a third!
 
  Nobody other than Bernal or Vander Weerd has been able to crack the winners
circle so far in 2013. Vander Weerd and Markus Niemela finished 1-2 in the most
recent Santa Maria race.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-588,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-564,
3-Danny Faria Jr.-478,
4-Bud Kaeding-449,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-412,
6-Markus Niemela-408,
7-Rusty Carlile-357,
8-Landon Hurst-281,
9-Rusty Kirkbride-276,
10-Austin Liggett-266.



USAC Sprints Weekend Roundup
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: June 29,
 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park –
3rd “Summer Sizzle”

 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 2. Nathan High (#1A High), 3.
Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 5. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 6.
Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 7. James Aragon (#94 Aragon), 8. Mark Morin
(#28 Morin). NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Mike Martin (#16
Martin), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5.
Steven Harms (#60 Harms), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Jonas
Reynolds (#4 Reynolds). NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19
Underwood), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 5. Bruce St.
James (#7K St. James), 6. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B
Weber). NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Davis, 3. Martin, 4. Mihocko, 5. Pelkey, 6.
Reinbold, 7. Bonneau, 8. Copeland. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4.
Mike Martin, 5. Bruce St. James, 6. Colby Copeland, 7. Chris Bonneau, 8. Brian
Hosford, 9. Bryan Swinehart, 10. Jody Wirth, 11. Shon Deskins, 12. Andy
Reinbold, 13. Ronnie Clark, 14. Steven Harms, 15. Michael Curtis, 16. Tom Lee,
17. Tye Mihocko, 18. Nathan High, 19. James Aragon, 20. Mark Morin. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Johnson, Lap 30 Davis.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-618, 2-Davis-544,
3-Martin-511, 4-Deskins-478, 5-Pelkey-462, 6-Clark-436, 7-C.Bonneau-417,
8-Reinbold-355, 9-Hosford-346, 10-Stevie Sussex-334.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: July 13 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona
Speedway




RED, WHITE & BLUE TURNS RAINY AT PLYMOUTH
 
Plymouth, IN........Rains washed out Saturday night's "Open Wheel Red, White &
Blue Race" featuring the Honda USAC Midwest Ignite Midgets and the USAC 600
Restricted and Open Sprints.
June 25 2013
USAC Sprint Car Round up and News
 
“FIRECRACKER 30” JULY 4 FOR CRA AT PERRIS;
ENSIGN GRABS STOCKTON 99 DIRT “CLASSIC”

 
 from DICK JORDAN
    The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint car series resumes July 4 at Perris (Calif.) Auto
Speedway, while the USAC Western Classic Sprints are scheduled at Ocean Speedway
in Watsonville, Calif. July 12.
 
    Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol, Calif. caught leader Richard Vander Weerd on the
28th lap and led the last three circuits around the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Dirt
Track to win Friday night’s USAC Western Classic Sprint feature. Driving the
Brian McClish entry, Ensign was trailed to the flag by Matt Streeter, fast
qualifier Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd and Johnathon Henry. Series
point leader Ryan Bernal finished 13th.
 
    Matt Streeter led the first 17 laps of Saturday’s race, Vander Weerd led the
next 10 and Ensign paced the final three.
 
    Bernal continues to hold down the Classic point lead, 42 points ahead of D.J.
Johnson.
 
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Ryan Bernal-290, 2-D.J.
Johnson-248, 3-Tony Hunt-201, 4-Shauna Hogg-177, 5-Colton Slack-167, 6-Matt
Streeter-157, 7-James Sweeney-150, 8-Colby Copeland-120, 9-Nathan Washam-113,
10-Jim Richardson-112.

 
OPEN WHEEL RED, WHITE & BLUE SET SATURDAY AT PLYMOUTH;
RONK, SAUNDERS EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN 600s

 
 from DICK JORDAN
    This Saturday’s “Open Wheel Red, White & Blue” spectacular at Plymouth (Ind.)
Speedway again features USAC 600 Sprint racing on the exciting Indiana dirt
oval.
 
    Craig Ronk and Nicholas Schaefer captured wins Saturday last night at Plymouth.
Ronk passed Brad Nichols on lap four and led the last 17 laps to win the Open
20-lapper over Billy Cribbs, Tim Neal, Randy Shilling and Dawson Stealy.
Schaefer led the last 11 laps of the Restricted race over Garrett Saunders, who
led the first four laps, and Bud McCune.
 
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS: 1-Billy Cribbs-423, 2-Dawson
Stealy-353, 3-Eric Saunders-271, 4-Brad Nichols-237, 5-Jordon Lambert-208,
6-Randy Shilling-186, 7-Gary Gibson-134, 8-Kris Knox-114, 9-Tyler Huffman-112.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS: 1-Garrett Saunders-503,
2-Nicholas Schaefer-398, 3-Nick Katrakis-298, 4-Joel Rogers-188, 5-Bud
McCune-111.
 
 
“SUMMER SIZZLE” AT CANYON THIS SATURDAY;
PELKEY WIRE-TO-WIRE AT CENTRAL ARIZONA

 
 from DICK JORDAN
    “Summer Sizzle” is on tap this Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria,
Ariz. as the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint cars return to the 3/8-mile dirt oval
near Phoenix.
 
    Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. led wire-to-wire to win Saturday night’s race at
Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., piloting the ABC Body Shop/NAPA
DRC/Advanced machine. Series point leader R.J. Johnson finished second ahead of
Shon Deskins, Bruce St. James and Mike Martin.
 
    Johnson enjoys a 77-point lead over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. in the latest
standings going into Saturday’s race at Peoria, where the Phoenix driver has
been unstoppable, winning all four outings th
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-553, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-476, 3-Mike Martin-453, 4-Shon Deskins-442, 5-Ronnie Clark-404, 6-Josh
Pelkey-402, 7-Chris Bonneau-369, 8-Stevie Sussex-334, 9-Justin Quinn-320,
10-Andy Reinbold-319.  

 
SANTA MARIA RETURN SLATED JULY 6;
VANDER WEERD GRABS “STANFIELD MEMORIAL”

 
 from DICK JORDAN
    The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars return to Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway July 6
and Richard Vander Weerd can’t wait after winning last Saturday night’s 30-lap
feature at the one-third-mile dirt oval.
 
    Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., led all 30 laps to win the 28th “Bud
Stanfield Memorial”. Trailing the winner’s Vander Weerd Construction/Battery
Worx Maxim/Shark were Markus Niemela, series point leader and fast qualifier
Ryan Bernal, Andy Ferris and Jace Vander Weerd.
 
    Bernal’s point lead now stands at 24 points over Saturday’s winner going into
the return engagement at Santa Maria.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-588, 2-Richard Vander
Weerd-564, 3-Danny Faria Jr.-478, 4-Bud Kaeding-449, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-412,
6-Markus Niemela-408, 7-Rusty Carlile-357, 8-Landon Hurst-281, 9-Rusty
Kirkbride-276, 10-Austin Liggett-266.

 
SPRINTS PREPARE FOR JULY 4 FIREWORKS AT LINCOLN PARK;
BACON GETS #82 FOR DYNAMICS AT I-96; RAIN HALTS “HULMAN”

 
 from DICK JORDAN
    Fireworks are sure to be on tap July 4 when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint
Cars resume the 2013 campaign at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.
 
    Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. enters the Putnamville race third in the
latest series points after winning Saturday night’s 30-lap race at I-96 Speedway
in Lake Odessa, Mich. The race was the first for USAC Sprints at the track in 17
years as Bacon presented car owners Dynamics, Inc. with their all-time record
82nd feature victory!
 
    Trailing Bacon’s Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar were Bryan
Clauson, who led six laps of the race, Tracy Hines, point leader Dave Darland
and Robert Ballou.
 
    Kevin Thomas, who led eight laps at I-96, posted the fastest qualifying time
for Friday’s “Tony Hulman Classic” before rains washed out the remainder of the
event. The race will now be part of the August 31 Terre Haute program, re-titled
the “Tony Hulman/Jim Hurtubise Classic.”
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Dave Darland-756;
2-Bryan Clauson-725; 3-Brady Bacon-715; 4-Kevin Thomas-704, 5-Chase Stockon-704;
6-Hunter Schuerenberg-670; 7-Tracy Hines-659; 8-Robert Ballou-633; 9-Shane
Cottle-464; 10-Tyler Courtney-427
.

June 24 2013
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: June 22
 – Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Martin     (#16 Martin),
2. Jody Wirth      (#5X Wirth),
3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
4. Justin Quinn    (#93 Quinn),
5. Ronnie Clark    (#6 Clark),
6. Brian Hosford   (#32B Weber),
7. Andy Reinbold   (#19 Underwood). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey       (#12 Allen),
2. Tom Ogle          (#48 Ogle),
3. R.J. Johnson      (#77M Michaels),
4. Mike Colegrove    (#17M Colegrove),
5. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
6. James Aragon      (#94 Aragon). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins   (#20 Deskins),
2. Mike Bonneau   (#29 Bonneau),
3. Steven Harms   (#60 Harms),
4. Tye Mihocko    (#5 Mihocko),
5. Chris Bonneau  (#78 Bonneau),
6. Jordan Stetson (#8AZ Stetson). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Pelkey,      2. Ogle,
3. Martin,       4. Johnson,
5. Deskins,     6. Wirth,
7. St. James,  8. M.Bonneau. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey,         2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Shon Deskins,       4. Bruce St. James,
5. Mike Martin,           6. C Davis Jr.,
7. Ronnie Clark,         8. Tye Mihocko,
9. Justin Quinn,        10. Tom Ogle,
11. Mike Colegrove,  12. Andy Reinbold,
13. James Aragon,    14. Brian Hosford,
15. Jody Wirth,          16. Steven Harms,
17. Chris Bonneau,    18. Jordan Stetson,
19. Mike Bonneau. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Pelkey.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Jophnson      -553,
2-Davis              -476,
3-Martin             -453,
4-Deskins           -442,
5-Clark               -404,
6-Pelkey             -402,
7-C.Bonneau     -369,
8-Stevie Sussex -334,
9-Quinn              -320,
10-Reinbold       -319.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: June 29 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway
Park – “Summer Sizzle”



June 23 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS June 22,
 – Lake Odessa, Michigan – I-96 Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-17.791;
2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.846;
3. K Thomas, Jr.,17RW,TriStar-17.868;
4. M Westfall, 54, B Performance-18.073;
5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-18.086;
6. Clauson, 20, S/C-Agajanian-18.087;
7. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-18.163;
8. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-18.178;
9. T Courtney, 23c, C/Anderson-18.220;
10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-18.267;
11. Chase Stockon,32, 32/TBI-18.336;
12. S Irwin, 0, Flying 0/Whitney18.433;
13. Robert Ballou, 21x, Pollock-18.438;
14. Joe Bares, 19, TEST-18.579;
15. Dusty Shriver, 73, Shriver-19.402;
16. Dick Mahoney, 79, Mahoney-19.784;
17. Gregg Dalman, 49T, Dalman-19.938;
18. J Steinebach, 10s, Steinebach20.164;
19. John Watson, 26, Watson-20.476;
20. Mark Strpko, 35s, Strpko-21.316.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Hines, 2. Ballou,
3. Leary, 4. Westfall,
5. Darland, 6. Mahoney,
7. Watson. 2:25.22
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bares, 2. Stockon,
3. Schuerenberg, 4. Bacon,
5. Drake, 6. Dalman,
7. Strpko. 2:33.30
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Irwin,
3. Courtney, 4. Thomas,
5. Shriver, 6. Steinebach. 2:27.36
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon,     2. Bryan Clauson,
3. Tracy Hines,     4. Dave Darland,
5. Robert Ballou,   6. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
7. H Schuerenberg,  8. C.J. Leary,
9. Matt Westfall,  10. Chase Stockon,
11. Nick Drake,    12. Steve Irwin,
13. Joe Bares,     14. Tyler Courtney,
15. Dusty Shriver, 16. Jay Steinebach,
17. Dick Mahoney,  18. Gregg Dalman,
19. Mark Strpko,   20. John Watson. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Clauson,
Laps 3-10 Thomas,
Laps 11-14 Clauson,
Laps 15-30 Bacon.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland-756;
2-Clauson-725;
3-Bacon-715;
4-Thomas/Stockon-704;
6-Schuerenberg-670;
7-Hines-659;
8-Ballou-633;
9-Shane Cottle-464;
10-Courtney-427.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 4 – Putnamville, IN – Lincoln Park
Speedway

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 22,
 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway –
28th “Bud Stanfield Memorial”
 

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.082;
2. Andy Ferris, 4J, Ferris-14.143;
3. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-14.274;
4. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-14.453;
5. R Vander Weerd,10,Vander Weerd-14.501;
6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-14.545;
7. D.J. Netto, 88N, Netto-14.569;
8. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-14.621;
9. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-14.704;
10. J VanderWeerd,88,Vander Weerd-14.846;
11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-14.938;
12. Bruce Douglass, 31, Douglass-14.959;
13. Victor Davis, 13, Davis- 15.143;
14. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-15.267;
15. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-15.980;
16. Mike Larsen, 16, Jones-16.496.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Barnes, 2. Bernal,
3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Hurst,
5. Netto, 6. Niemela,
7. Davis, 8. Farmer. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Kaeding,
3. Douglass, 4. Ferris,
5. Carlile, 6. Faria,
7. Sibley, 8. Larsen. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Netto, 2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. Carlile, 4, Kaeding,
5. Bernal, 6. Ferris,
7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Barnes. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Richard Vander Weerd,
2. Markus Niemela,
3. Ryan Bernal,
4. Andy Ferris,
5. Jace Vander Weerd,
6. D.J. Netto,
7. Bud Kaeding,
8. Rusty Carlile,
9. Jeff Sibley,
10. Danny Faria Jr.,
11. Landon Hurst,
12. Kevin Barnes,
13. Bruce Douglass,
14. Victor Davis,
15. Cotton Farmer,
16. Mike Larsen. NT


**Hurst and Faria flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 R.Vander Weerd.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Bernal-588, 2-R.Vander Weerd-564,
3-Faria-478, 4-Kaeding-449, 5-J.Vander Weerd-412, 6-Niemela-408, 7-Carlile-357,
8-Hurst-281, 9-Rusty Kirkbride-276, 10-Austin Liggett-266.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: July 6 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway – “Doug
Fort Memorial




June 22 2013
 
USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 21, 2013 – Stockton,
California – Stockton 99 Dirt Speedway

 
    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.745; 2. Jace
Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.797; 3. Geoff Ensign, 5v, McClish-16.999; 4.
Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.358; 5. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps-17.367; 6. Ryan
Bernal, 73, Ford-17.439; 7. James Sweeney, 11, Lewis-17.471; 8. Matt Streeter,
14jr, Streeter-17.530; 9. Marty Hawkins, 3m, Hawkins-17.655; 10. Scott Hull,
56s, Phulps-17.686; 11. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.687; 12. D.J. Johnson,
33, Johnson-17.825; 13. Shauna Hogg, 5, Hogg-17.899; 14. Marc Mackay, 86,
Mackay-17.923; 15. Terry Schank Jr., 94s, Schank-17.951; 16. Johnathon Henry,
17, Henry-17.986; 17. Colby Copeland, 14, Pierson/Vertullo-18.039; 18. Austin
Stone, 29, Coffman-18.464; 19. Gordon Rodgers, 94, Dusin-18.653; 20. Cotton
Farmer, 15, HAL-19.479; 21. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-19.657; 22. Tom Baker,
3T, Baker-20.110; 23. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-NT; 24. Kolby Araki, 30k, Araki-NT.
 
    FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Henry, 3. Hogg, 4. Sweeney, 5.
Hull, 6. Baker, 7. Hurst, 8. Rodgers. NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Streeter, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Mackay,
5. Farmer. NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Ensign, 3. Johnson, 4. Schank, 5. Hawkins,
6. Stone, 7. Araki. NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps) 1. Streeter, 2. Bernal, 3. Ensign, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5.
Sweeney, 6. R.Vander Weerd. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign, 2. Matt Streeter, 3. Richard Vander Weerd,
4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Johnathon Henry, 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. D.J. Johnson, 8.
Marc Mackay, 9. Kolby Araki, 10. Scott Hull, 11. Jim Richardson, 12. Austin
Stone, 13. Ryan Bernal, 14. Gordon Rodgers, 15. Shauna Hogg, 16. Tom Baker, 17.
Colby Copeland, 18. James Sweeney, 19. Landon Hurst, 20. Austin Liggett, 21.
Terry Schank Jr., 22. Cotton Farmer. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Streeter, Laps 18-27 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 28-30
Ensign.
 
NEW USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-290, 2-D.J. Johnson-248,
3-Hunt-188, 4-Hogg-177, 5-Slack-167, 6-Streeter-157, 7-Sweeney-150,
8-Copeland-120, 9-Nathan Washam-113, 10-Richardson-112.
 
NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: July 12, 2013 – Watsonville, CA -Ocean
Speedway


AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 21,
 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track

– “43rd “Tony Hulman Classic”
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-19.725;
2. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade                      -19.848;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32-TBI                             -  20.048;
4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamic                               -20.125;
5. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips                                -20.224;
6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary                                        -20.263;
7. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison                            -20.287;
8. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton                             -20.308;
9. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross                                       -20.395;
10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines                                      -20.401;
11. Jake Simmons, 3x, Simmons                          -20.484;
12. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson                              -20.507;
13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram                   -20.560;
14. Robert Ballou, 21x, Pollock                             -20.562;
15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker                              -20.564;
16. Dalten Gabbard, 77x, Walker                          -20.592;
17. Mitch Wissmiller, 1w, Wissmiller                        -20.602;
18. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger               -20.882;
19. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian    -20.882;
20. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney                       -20.921;
21. Nick Drake, 55, Cline                                       -21.243;
22. Brian Hayden, 77, Hayden                              -21.392;
23. Chris Tramell, 121k, Krockenberger                       -NT.
 
    REMAINDER OF EVENT RAINED OUT
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Darland           -695,
2-Stockon          -664,
3-Clauson           -659,
4-Thomas           -650,
5-Bacon              -645,
6-Schuerenberg  -620,
7-Hines               -597,
8-Ballou              -578,
9-Cottle             -464,
10-Windom       -426.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 22 – Lake Odessa, MI – I-96 Speedway
Speedway



JJune 18 2013
USAC Sprint Cars Roundup

43rd “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC” FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE;
SPRINTS VISIT I-96 SATURDAY

 from DICK JORDAN
    The 43rd running of one of America’s longest-running Sprint car traditions
unfolds Friday night as the “Tony Hulman Classic” takes to the Terre Haute
(Ind.) Action Track. It opens a two-night AMSOIL National Sprint car weekend
continuing with Saturday night’s race at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.
 
    Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. sits atop the current point standings, 33 ahead
of runner-up Chase Stockon.
 
    Darland is a former “Tony Hulman Classic” champion but it’s been 20 years since
his victory. He’s also had a second, two thirds, a fourth and two fifths in the
classic.
 
    Mark Cassella was USAC’s last Sprint winner at Lake Odessa, back in 1996. The
track was a favorite of Jack Hewitt, a four-time USAC winner there.
 
    Bud Kaeding won last year’s “Tony Hulman Classic.” Former race winners expected
to compete Friday include Chris Windom (2011), Jerry Coons Jr. (2010), Levi
Jones (2005, 2008 and 2009), Jon Stanbrough (2002 and 2007), Daron Clayton
(2006), Tracy Hines (2001) and Darland.
 
    Bryan Clauson stands third in the latest points, just 34 back of Darland, with
Kevin Thomas Jr. fourth, 49 behind the leader and Brady Bacon fifth, 51 back.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Darland-633;
2-Stockon-600; 3-Clauson-599; 4-Thomas-584; 5-Bacon-582; 6-Schuerenberg-560;
7-Hines-537; 8-Ballou-518; 9-Cottle-404; 10-Windom-366.

 
CASA GRANDE ON TAP FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS
 from DICK JORDAN  
    The battle for supremacy in terms of USAC feature wins in the state of Arizona
continues this Saturday as the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars return to Central
Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande.
 
    Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz., the winner at Casa Grande in March, is one
of five drivers with eight career Arizona USAC wins. The others are A.J. Foyt,
Dave Steele, Bryan Clauson and Damion Gardner.
 
    Closely in pursuit is series point leader R.J. Johnson, who has seven career
Arizona wins and has a 63-point lead over Davis in the latest standings. Mike
Martin ranks third in the latest series points.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-490, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-427, 3-Mike Martin-397, 4-Shon Deskins-380, 5-Ronnie Clark-358, 6-Chris
Bonneau-346, 7-Stevie Sussex-334. 8-Josh Pelkey-334, 9-Andy Reinbold-288,
10-Justin Quinn-279.

 
WEST COAST SPRINTS TACKLE SANTA MARIA
 from DICK JORDAN   
    The USAC West Coast Sprint cars compete this Saturday night at the Santa Maria
(Calif.) Speedway and Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. will try to protect his
25-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. in the latest series
standings.
 
    Bernal was 11th in last Saturday night’s AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Santa
Maria, while Vander Weerd was third in the 30-lapper.
 
    Danny Faria Jr., Bud Kaeding and Jace Vander Weerd round out the “top-five” in
the points as the series tackles the one-third mile dirt oval.
 
    Bernal has five wins and three second in eight races this season, while Vander
Weerd had three wins and three seconds!
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-521, 2-Richard Vander
Weerd-496, 3-Danny Faria Jr.-439, 4-Bud Kaeding-399, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-356,
6-Markus Niemela-344, 7-Rusty Carlile-314, 8-Ricky Kirkbride-276, 9-Austin
Liggett-266, 10-Dennis Howell-250.


USAC 600 SPRINTS (Open & Restricted)  RESULTS

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: June 15, 2013
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling),
2. Rodney Stealy (#40 Stealy),
3. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
4. Scott Allison (#13 Allison),
5. Marion Beeboux (#47B Beeboux),
6. Ryan Leek (#15 Leek),
7. Tyler Hershberger (#91 Herschberger). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jordon Lambert (#L23 Lambert),
2. Kris Knox (#92 Knox),
3. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
4. Bradley Jameson (#0 Jameson),
5. Gary Gipson (#3 Gipson),
6. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders).
NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Randy Shilling,    2. Rodney Stealy,
3. Billy Cribbs,      4. Kris Knox,
5. Bradley Jameson,   6. Ryan Leek,
7. Marion Beeboux,    8. Gary Gipson,
9. Tyler Herschberger,10. Scott Allison, 11. Jerod Glasford,   12. Jordon Lambert,
13. Brad Nichols,     14. Eric Saunders.
NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs   -362,
2-Dawson Stealy  -296,
3-Eric Saunders  -224,
4-Jordon Lambert -208,
5-Brad Nichols   -184,
6-Gary Gipson    -134,
7-Randy Shilling -128,
8-Kris Knox      -114,
9-Tyler Huffman  -112,
10-Ryan Leek      -50.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: June 22 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 

 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted)  RESULTS: June 15, 
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Deaven Bolten (#2 Bolten),
2. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
3. Jason Montel (#R22 Rogers),
4. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
5. Matt Frisbie (#4X Frisbie),
6. Garrett  Jameson (#0 Jameson),
7. Kayeleb Bolton (#X Bolton).
NT

FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders,
2. Jason Montel,
3. Deaven Bolten,
4. Nicholas Schaefer,
5. Kayeleb Bolton,
6. Garrett Jameson,
7. Matt Frisbie.
NT


une 17 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS June 15, 
– Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-14.270; 2. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-14.351;
3. R Vander Weerd,10, Vand Weerd-14.365; 4. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.479;
5. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.495;
6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-14.596;
7. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-14.628;
8. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.634;
9. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.637;
10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.650;
11. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-14.731;
12. Mike   Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.804;
13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.829;
14. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.078;
15. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-15.188; 16. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-15.257; 17. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-15.365;
18. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Kruseman, 2. Roa,
3. Gardner, 4. Faria,
5. A.Williams, 6. C.Williams. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Niemela, 2. Bernal,
3. Faas, 4. Johnson,
5. Bender, 6. Mitchell. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Spencer, 2. Kaeding,
3. R.Vander Weerd,4.J.Vander Weerd,
5. Swanson, 6. Farmer. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Danny Faria Jr.,
3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Nic Faas,
5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Cody Williams,
7. Mike Spencer, 8. Austin Williams,
9. Jace Vander Weerd, 10. Cory Kruseman, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. D.J. Johnson,
13. Cody Swanson, 14. A.J. Bender,
15. Markus Niemela, 16. Brody Roa,
17. Cotton Farmer, 18. Bud Kaeding. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-4 Faria,
Lap  5 Bernal,
Laps 6-16 Faria,
Laps 17-30 Gardner.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner-739,
2-Faas-688,
3-Kaeding-564,
4-Spencer-558,
5-Mitchell-467,
6-C.Williams-423,
7-A.Williams-415,
8-Roa-384,
9-Bernal-359,
10-R.Vander Weerd-309.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: July 4, 2013 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway


June 16 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RESULTS: June 14,
Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander     -12.764;
2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin               -12.809;
3. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman             -12.850;
4. Austin Williams, 2, Jory                   -12.870;
5. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell               -12.933;
6. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins         -12.982;
7. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander                     -13.009;
8. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford                      -13.053;
9. R Vander Weerd,10, VanderWeerd-13.067;
10. Austin Liggett, 83, iggett              -13.071;
11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR                       -13.077;
12. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley          -13.147;
13. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst             -13.152;
14. J VanderWeerd,88, VanderWeerd-13.198;
15. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria              -13.204;
16. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson             -13.286;
17. S Golobic, 121, Vonschriltz             -13.300;
18. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland       -13.338;
19. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps                    -13.361;
20. Klint Simpson, 84, Simpson            -13,374;
21. Geoff Ensign, 5v, McClish                -13.474;
22. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt               -13.480;
23. Rip Williams, 3, Jory                         -13.489;
24. Cody Williams, 44, Jory                   -13.530;
25. Colton Slack, 17, Slack                    -13.607;
26. Nathan Washam, 33x, Hood          -13.814;
27. James Sweeney, 11x, Lewis           -14.452;
28. Shauna Hogg, 5, Hogg                         -NT;
29. Terry Rothweiler, 17s, Shanoian         -NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Golobic,  2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. Ensign,   4. Gardner,
5. Mitchell,  6. Hurst,
7. Slack.
NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Liggett,     2. Niemela,
3. Spencer,   4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Washam,  6. Hawkins,
7. Copeland.
NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria,          2. Faas,
3. Kaeding,    4. Hunt,
5, R.Williams, 6. Roa,
7. Sweeney.
NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. C.Williams,      2. Kruseman,
3. Bernal,            4. A.Williams,
5. D.J. Johnson, 6. Simpson,
7. Hogg.
NT
 
SEMI: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell,        2. Roa,
3. Copeland,     4. D.J. Johnson,
5. R.Williams,    6. Slack,
7. Washam,      8. Hawkins,
9. Sweeney,   10. Simpson,
11. Hogg,       12. Hurst.
NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Damion Gardner,   2. Bud Kaeding,
3. Nic Faas,                 4. Matt Mitchell,
5. Ryan Bernal,          6. Cory Kruseman,
7. R Vander Weerd,   8. Markus Niemela,
9. Austin Liggett,     10. Geoff Ensign,
11. Colby Copeland,12. Brody Roa,
13. Danny Faria,       14. D.J. Johnson,
15. J Vander Weerd,16. Rip Williams,
17. Tony Hunt,         18. Austin Williams,
19. Cody Williams,    20. Mike Spencer,
21. Shane Golobic,   22. Shauna Hogg,
23. Colton Slack.
NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-21 Faas,
Laps 22-29 Kaeding,
Lap  30 Gardner.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardner       -667,
2-Faas             -626,
3-Kaeding       -539,
4-Spencer       -508,
5-Mitchell        -414,
6-C.Williams    -372,
7-A,Williams    -372,
8-Roa              -356,
9-Bernal          -321,
10-R.J. Johnson -300.
 
NEW USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal       -254,
2-D.J. Johnson -200;
3-Hunt              -186,
4-Slack              -167,
5-Hogg             -148,
6-Sweeney       -128,
7-Washam       -113,
8-Simpson       -101,
9-Matt Streeter -93,
10-Copeland     -93.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 15, 2013 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway
NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: June 21, 2013 – Stockton (CA) 99 Speedway


June 11 2013
USAC Sprint Car News Roundup
CRA-CLASSIC AT OCEAN, SANTA MARIA HOSTS CRA

 
 Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. hosts a combination AMSOIL USAC/CRA and
USAC Western Classic Sprint race Friday night. Saturday night the USCA/CRA
machines tackle the Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway.
 
 Drivers Damion Gardner and Ryan Bernal will be out to protect their point leads
in the respective series. Gardner has a 31-point USAC/CRA lead over teammate Nic
Faas, while Bernal has a 26-point Western Classic lead over D.J. Johnson.
 
 Bernal won the April Sprint car appearance at Watsonville while Saturday’s race
will be the 2013 USAC Sprint debut at Santa Maria.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-596,
2-Nic Faas-565,
3-Mike Spencer-484,
4-Bud Kaeding-472,
5-Matt Mitchell-357,
6-Cody Williams-349,
7-Austin Williams-347,
8-Brody Roa-324,
9-R.J. Johnson-300,
10-Ryan Bernal-267.
 
2013 USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Ryan Bernal-140,
2-D.J. Johnson-114,
3-Tony Hunt-102,
4-Colton Slack-93,
5-Matt Streeter-93,
6-Jim Richardson-81,
7-Shauna Hogg-74,
8-Gordon Rodgers-68,
9-James Sweeney-67,
10-Tanner Swanson-62.



 
 
TERRE HAUTE, LAKE ODESSA NEXT FOR SPRINTS;
3 DRIVERS WIN; CLAUSON TAKES “EASTERN STORM” TITLE BY 1!

 from DICK JORDAN
  The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series now prepares for the June 21 “Tony
Hulman Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, to be followed by the
June 22 appearance at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.
 
  Bryan Clauson, Daron Clayton, Dave Darland and Shane Cottle all shared the
spotlight in last week’s Rotondo Weirich “Eastern Storm” events in Pennsylvania.
Despite a rainout on Thursday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa., the
three-race swing produced a spectacular point battle, with Clauson beating
Darland by one and Clayton by two points for the Rotondo Weirich “Eastern Storm”
title!
 
  Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., was second at Bechtelsville, third at Port Royal
and fourth at Susquehanna, all races conducted in Pennsylvania.
 
  Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., emerged as the new AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car
point leader, winning Saturday’s race at Port Royal Speedway and adding a sixth
and an eighth in the other two races. He leads Chase Stockon by 33 points
entering the Terre Haute race June 21.
   Clayton, of Sikeston, Mo. won Wednesday’s 40-lap “Jesse Hockett Classic” opener at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville. He passed Levi Jones on lap 29 and led the final 12 laps in his Merry Go Round Restaurant/Advanced Machine Spike/J & D. Clauson was second ahead of Jones, Hunter Schuerenberg and Stockon.
 
 Darland led all 30 laps of Saturday’s race at Port Royal in his Racers
Advantage/Jockish Flowers DRC/Foxco. Clayton was second and was followed by
Clauson, Brady Bacon and Stockon.
 
 Shane Cottle, of Kokomo, Ind., piloted the Viper Risk Management/Specialty
Rigging “City of Syracuse” Spike/Rider to a wire-to-wire victory Sunday night at
Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown. Kevin Thomas Jr. came home second ahead of Tracy Hines, Clauson and Robert Ballou.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Darland-633;
2-Stockon-600;
3-Clauson-599;
4-Thomas-584;
5-Bacon-582;
6-Schuerenberg-560;
7-Hines-537;
8-Ballou-518;
9-Cottle-404;
10-Windom-366.
 
2013 Rotondo Weirich Eastern Storm Final Point Standings:
1- Bryan Clauson-182,
2-Dave Darland-181,
3-Daron Clayton-180,
4-Levi Jones-163,
5-Shane Cottle-158,
6-Tracy Hines-156,
7-Brady Bacon-143,
8-Hunter Schuerenberg-138,
9-Kevin Thomas Jr.-136,
10-Chris Windom-120.



SANTA MARIA JUNE 22 NEXT FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
VANDER WEERD TAKES KINGS 30-LAPPER

 from DICK JORDAN
The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will return to Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway
June 22 and Richard Vander Weerd will continue his pursuit of series point
leader Ryan Bernal. Vander Weerd trails Bernal by just 25 points after winning
last Saturday’s 30-lap feature at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
 
 Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., led the final 12 laps of Saturday night’s
race in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark. Bernal was second ahead of Danny Faria Jr., Austin Liggett and fast qualifier Dennis
Howell. Faria led the first 18 laps.
 
 Vander Weerd was his third this season, while Bernal has five wins and three
seconds in just eight starts!
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-521,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-496,
3-Danny Faria Jr.-439,
4-Bud Kaeding-399,
5-Jace Vander Weerd-356,
6-Markus Niemela-344,
7-Rusty Carlile-314,
8-Ricky Kirkbride-276,
9-Austin Liggett-266, 1
0-Dennis Howell-250.

 
 
CENTRAL ARIZONA RACEWAY NEXT JUNE 22;
8TH ARIZONA WIN FOR DAVIS AT QUEEN CREEK

  from DICK JORDAN  
    The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars resume action June 22 at Central Arizona Raceway
in Casa Grande, Ariz. Charles Davis Jr. won the May race at Casa Grande and
trails R.J. Johnson by 63 points in the latest series standings.
 
    Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., has joined the logjam at the top of the all-time list
of USAC race winners in the state of Arizona after his eighth career win
Saturday night at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.
 
    Davis caught early leader Josh Pelkey on lap six and led to the finish in his
Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott to beat Shon
Deskins, R.J. Johnson, Chris Bonneau and Stevie Sussex.
 
    Davis shares the all-time Arizona lead with A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele, Bryan
Clauson and Damion Gardner.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-490, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-427, 3-Mike Martin-397, 4-Shon Deskins-380, 5-Ronnie Clark-358, 6-Chris
Bonneau-346, 7-Stevie Sussex-334. 8-Josh Pelkey-334, 9-Andy Reinbold-288,
10-Justin Quinn-279.
 

 
CENTRAL ARIZONA RACEWAY NEXT JUNE 22;
8TH ARIZONA WIN FOR DAVIS AT QUEEN CREEK

  from DICK JORDAN
 The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars resume action June 22 at Central Arizona Raceway
in Casa Grande, Ariz. Charles Davis Jr. won the May race at Casa Grande and
trails R.J. Johnson by 63 points in the latest series standings.
 
 Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., has joined the logjam at the top of the all-time list
of USAC race winners in the state of Arizona after his eighth career win
Saturday night at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.
 
 Davis caught early leader Josh Pelkey on lap six and led to the finish in his
Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott to beat Shon
Deskins, R.J. Johnson, Chris Bonneau and Stevie Sussex.
 
 Davis shares the all-time Arizona lead with A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele, Bryan
Clauson and Damion Gardner.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
1-R.J. Johnson-490,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-427,
3-Mike Martin-397,
4-Shon Deskins-380,
5-Ronnie Clark-358,
6-Chris Bonneau-346,
7-Stevie Sussex-334.
8-Josh Pelkey-334,
9-Andy Reinbold-288,
10-Justin Quinn-279.
 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS: June 9,
 – Newberrytown, Pennsylvania – Susquehanna Speedway Park – “Eastern Storm”

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-17.187;
2. K Thomas,Jr.,17RW,D/RW/TriStar-17.252
3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.429;
4. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-17.451;
5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.525;
6. Shane Cottle, 65, Franckowiak-17.662;
7. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-17.774;
8. B Clauson, 20, S/C-Agajanian-17.827;
9. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-17.841;
10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-17.990;
11. Brent Marks, 19M, Marks-18.066;
12. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-18.070;
13. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-18.156;
14. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-18.162;
15. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-18.192;
16. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-18.259;
17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram18.315;
18. T Courtney,23c,Court/Anderson-18.360;
19. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-18.380;
20. T Glatfelter, 50, Strausbaugh-18.386;
21. Kyle Moody, 99M, Moody-18.499;
22. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-18.793;
23. B Pauch, Jr., 175,Pietrofitta 18.836;
24. Ryan Smith, 69K, Kreitz-18.862;
25. Rick Horn, 01, Horn-19.367;
26. Denny Gross, 2, Gross-19.763;
27. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-19.778;
28. Tim Stallings, 59T, Stallings-19.879;
29. Dan Mazy, X, Mazy-20.374.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Darland, 3. Hines, 4. Courtney, 5. Stockon,
6. M. Smith, 7. Gross. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Cottle, 3. Bitner, 4. Windom, 5. Drake, 6.
Pauch, 7. Hamer. 2:30.03
 
 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Marks, 2. Bacon, 3. Ballou, 4. Glatfelter, 5. Biasi, 6.
Stallings, 7. R. Smith. NT
 
 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Clauson, 3. Jones, 4. Gabbard, 5.
Moody, 6. Horn, 7. Mazy. NT
 
 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Biasi, 2. Moody, 3. M. Smith, 4. Pauch, 5. Hamer, 6. Mazy,
7. Gross, 8. Stallings, 9. Horn, 10. Stockon, 11. Drake. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Shane Cottle, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
3. Tracy Hines, 4. Bryan Clauson,
5. Robert Ballou, 6. Dave Darland,
7. Levi Jones, 8. Brent Marks,
9. Daron Clayton, 10. Brady Bacon,
11. Chris Windom, 12. HunterSchuerenberg,
13. Dalten Gabbard, 14. Mark Bitner,
15. Billy Pauch, Jr., 16. Chase Stockon,
17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Kyle Moody,
19. Dan Mazy, 20. Tim Glatfelter,
21. Michael Hamer, 22. Joey Biasi,
23. Mark Smith. NT
 
**Simon flipped during Qualifying.
Biasi flipped on Lap 7 of the Feature.
Glatfelter flipped on Lap 20 of the Feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Cottle.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1- Darland-633; 2-Stockon-600; 3-Clauson-599;
4-Thomas-584; 5-Bacon-582; 6-Schuerenberg-560; 7-Hines-537; 8-Ballou-518;
9-Cottle-404; 10-Windom-366.
FINAL ROTONDO WEIRICH EASTERN STORM SPRINT POINTS: 1- Clauson-182;
2-Darland-181; 3-Clayton-180; 4-Hines-164; 5-Jones-163; 6-Cottle-158;
7-Thomas-146; 8-Bacon-143; 9-Schuerenberg-138; 10-Windom-120.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 21 – Terre Haute (IN) Action Track – 43rd
“Tony Hulman Classic”




LEADERS CRIBBS, SAUNDERS RETURN TO PLYMOUTH SATURDAY
 from DICK JORDAN
 Point leader Billy Cribbs and Garrett Saunders find themselves atop the
respective series point standings in USAC’s 600 Sprint activity at the Plymouth
(Ind.) Speedway. The series continues this Saturday at the northern Indiana
oval.
 
 Cribbs led the last 16 laps of the 20-lap Open race last Saturday after Ron
Dennis led the first four. Dakota Busche, Dawson Stealy, Eric Saunders and Brad
Nichols rounded out the “top-five.” In the Restricted class. Saunders led the
last four laps of the Restricted class feature after Devan Myers led the first
11. Myers was second ahead of Nicholas Schaefer, Bud McCune and Beau DeYoung.
 
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS: 1-Billy Cribbs-303,
2-Dawson Stealy-296,
3-Eric Saunders-190,
4-Jordon Lambert-165,
5- Brad Nichols-145,
6-Tyler Huffman-112,
7-Gary Gibson 87,
8-Randy Shilling-61,
9-Kris Knox 56.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-376,
2-Nick Katrakis-298,
3-Nicholas Schaefer-275,
4-Joel Rogers-166,
5-Bud McCune-51.



June 10 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RESULTS: June 8,
 – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway

    QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.892; 2. Bud Kaeding, 29,
Bowman-15.912; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.914; 4. Ryan Bernal,
73, Ford-16.045; 5. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-16.072; 6. Danny Faria Jr., 17V,
Faria-16.096; 7. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.161; 8. Austin Liggett, 83,
Liggett-16.226; 9. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-16.316; 10. Kolby Araki, 30K,
Araki-16.614; 11. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-16.672; 12. Marty Hawkins, 3M,
Hawkins-16.690; 13. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.701; 14. Landon Hurst, 179,
Hurst-16.806; 15. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-16.994; 16. Matt Day, 97,
Day-17.026; 17. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-17.273; 18. Chris Gansen, 4G,
Gansen-17.441; 19. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-20.284; 20. D.J. Netto, 88N,
Netto-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ennis, 2. Bernal,
3. Howell, 4. Adams,
5. Day, 6. Araki, 7. Stone. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hurst, 2. Liggett,
3. Kaeding, 4. Barnes,
5. Netto,
6. Sibley, 7. D.Gansen. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria,
3. DeBlauw, 4. Hawkins,
5. C.Gansen. NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps)
1. Faria, 2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. Bernal, 4. Howell,
5. Kaeding,
6. Ennis, 7. Hawkins, 8. Liggett. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Danny Faria, Jr., 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Dennis Howell, 6. Chris Ennis,
7. Don Gansen, 8. D.J. Netto,
9. Landon Hurst, 10. Bud Kaeding,
11. Marty Hawkins, 12. Kolby Araki,
13. Kevin Barnes, 14. Austin Stone,
15. Jeff Sibley, 16. Matt Day,
17. Austin DeBlauw, 18. Chris Gansen,
19. Max Adams. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Faria, Laps 19-30 R.Vander Weerd.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Bernal-521, 2-R.Vander Weerd-496,
3-Faria-439, 4-Kaeding-399,
5-J Vander Weerd-356, 6-M Niemela-344,
7-Rusty Carlile-314, 8-R Kirkbride-276, 9-Liggett-266, 10-Howell-250.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: June 22 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway – “Bud
Stanfield Memorial”



USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: June 8, 
– Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Shon Deskins (#20
Deskins), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 5. Andy
Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 6. James Aragon (#94 Aragon). NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Ronnie Clark (#6
Clark), 3. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 4. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms), 5. Mark
Morin (#28 Morin), 6. Stevie Sussex (#57X Stone). NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78
Bonneau), 3. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn), 4. Jordan Stetson (#8AZ Stetson), 5.
Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth). NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Johnson, 3. Pelkey, 4. Deskins, 5. C.Bonneau, 6.
Martin, 7. Clark, 8. Hosford. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Shon Deskins, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4.
Chris Bonneau, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Brian Hosford, 8. Ronnie
Clark, 9. Andy Reinbold, 10. Justin Quinn, 11. Mike Bonneau, 12. Stephen Harms,
13. Jordan Stetson, 14. James Aragon, 15. Jody Wirth, 16. Mark Morin, 17. Josh
Pelkey, 18. Bruce St. James. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Pelkey, Laps 6-30 Davis.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-490, 2-Davis-427,
3-Martin-397, 4-Deskins-380, 5-Clark-358, 6-C.Bonneau-346, 7-Sussex-334.
8-Pelkey-334, 9-Reinbold-288, 10-Quinn-279.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: June 22 – Casa Grande, AZ – Central
Arizona Raceway



USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: June 8,
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy (40S Stealy),
2. Dakota Busche (#16B Busche),
3.Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
4. Scott Allison (#13 Allison).
NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
2. Ron Dennis (#32 Dennis),
3. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders),
4.Jason Myers (#75 Myers).
NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Billy Cribbs, 2. Dakota Busche,
3. Dawson Stealy, 4. Eric Saunders,
5. Brad Nichols, 6. Jason Myers,
7. Scott Allison, 8. Ron Dennis. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Dennis, Laps 5-20 Cribbs.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Cribbs-303, 2-Stealy-296,
3-Saunders-190, 4-Jordon Lambert-165,
5- Nichols-145, 6-Tyler Huffman-112,
7-Gary Gibson 87, 8-Randy Shilling-61,
9-Kris Knox 56.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: June 15 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: June 8, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
2. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
3. Devan Myers (#15 Myers),
4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),
5. Beau DeYoung (#13 DeYoung).
NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders, 2. Devan Myers,
3. Nicholas Schaefer, 4. Bud McCune,
5. Beau DeYoung.
NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Myers, Laps 12-15 Saunders.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS:
1-Saunders-276,
2-Nick Katrakis-298,
3-Schaefer-275,
4-Joel Rogers-166,
5-McCune-51.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: June 15 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway



June 9 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 8, 2013 – Port Royal,
Pennsylvania – Port Royal Speedway – “Eastern Storm”

 
    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-21.120; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW,
Dutcher/RW/TriStar-21.212; 3. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-21.225; 4. Chase
Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-21.406; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-21.504; 6. Bryan
Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.600; 7. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-21.663; 8.
Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-21.715; 9. Shane Cottle, 65, Franckowiak-21.905; 10.
Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-21.962; 11. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-21.973; 12.
Chris Windom, 11, Walker-22.006; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-22.008; 14.
Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-22.279; 15. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-22.642; 16. Kyle
Moody, 99M, Moody-22.701; 17. Trevor Utt, U2, Utt-22.909; 18. Tyler Courtney,
23c, Courtney/Anderson-22.966; 19. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-23.149; 20. Billy
Pauch, Jr., 175, Pietrofitta-23.233; 21. Tim Glatfelter, 50, Strausbaugh-23.238;
22. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-23.272; 23. J.R. Berry, 74, Berry-23.924; 24.
Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-NT; 25. Denny Gross, 2, Gross-NT; 2
 6.
Curt Stroup, 33, Ehrenzeller-NT.
 
    FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Hines, 4. Stockon, 5.
Bitner, 6. Gabbard, 7. Moody, 8. Gross, 9. Bacon. NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Ballou, 3. Thomas, 4. Simon, 5. Pauch, 6.
Drake, 7. Utt, 8. Stroup, 9. Berry. NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Windom, 3. Cottle, 4. Clauson, 5. Smith, 6.
Courtney, 7. Biasi, 8. Glatfelter. 2:58.31
 
    SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Moody, 3. Biasi, 4. Courtney, 5. Gabbard, 6.
Glatfelter, 7. Drake, 8. Berry, 9. Gross, 10. Utt, 11. Stroup. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Daron Clayton, 3. Bryan Clauson,
4. Brady Bacon, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Chris Windom,
13. Mark Smith, 14. Kyle Moody, 15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Billy Pauch, Jr.,
17. Dalten Gabbard, 18. Tim Glatfelter, 19. Mark Bitner, 20. Landon Simon,
21. Joey Biasi, 22. Nick Drake. NT
 
**Utt flipped during the Semi.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Stockon-579; 2-Darland-575;
3-Clauson-541; 4-Bacon-538;
5-Schuerenberg-523; 6-Thomas-514;
7-Hines-475; 8-Ballou-464;
9-Cottle-336; 10-Windom-330.

NEW EASTERN STORM SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clayton-136; 2-Clauson-124;
3-Darland-123; 4-Stockon-113;
5-Jones-112; 6-Schuerenberg-101;
7-Bacon-99; 8-Hines-94;
9-Cottle-90; 10-Windom-84.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 9 – Newberrytown, PA - Susquehanna
Speedway – “Eastern Storm”

June 7 2013

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS: June 5, – Bechtelsville,
Pennsylvania – Grandview Speedway
– “Jesse Hockett Classic” – “Eastern Storm”

 
  QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.924;
2. K Thomas,Jr, 17RW,D/RW/TriStar-14.301;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.317;
4. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.333;
5. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-14.440;
6. Shane Cottle, 65, Franckowiak-14.443; 7. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-14.452;
8. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.467;
9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.515;
10. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.536;
11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.541;
12. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.636;
13. B Clauson, 20,S/C Agajanian-14.651;
14. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-14.687;
15. H Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.729;
16. Tyler Courtney, 23c,Courtney/Anderson-14.786;
17. M Westfall, 54,Bst Performance14.804;
18. Brent Marks, 19M, Marks-14.901;
19. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-14.919;
20. Trevor Utt, U2, Utt-14.940;
21. Travis Welpott, 30T, Leary-15.045;
22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.089;
23. Kyle Moody, 99M, Moody-15.107;
24. Dan Mazy, X, Mazy-15.433;
25. Billy Pauch, Jr., 175, Pietrofitta-15.482;
26. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-15.484;
27. J.R. Berry, 74, Berry-15.632;
28. Denny Gross, 2, Gross-15.716;
29. D Gabbard,  77, Gabbard-16.245.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Darland,  2. Clauson,
3. Hines,      4. Clayton,
5. Westfall,  6. Welpott,
7. Pauch,     8. Gabbard.
2:00.54
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Leary,     2. Ballou,
3. Thomas, 4. Cottle,
5. Marks,     6. Bitner,
7. Biasi.  
2:03.56
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jones,     2. Schuerenberg,
3. Windom, 4. Stockon,
5. Moody,   6. Simon,
7. Berry.  
2:02.17
 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Bacon, 2. Courtney,
3. Smith, 4. Utt,
5. Drake, 6. Gross,
7. Mazy.
NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Marks,       2. Pauch,
3. Bitner,       4. Drake,
5. Westfall,    6. Biasi,
7. Mazy,         8. Berry,
9. Gross,      10. Welpott,
11. Moody,  12. Gabbard,
13. Simon. NT
 
FEATURE: (40 laps)
1. Daron Clayton,        2. Bryan Clauson,
3. Levi Jones,               4. H Schuerenberg,
5. Chase Stockon,       6. Shane Cottle,
7. Chris Windom,         8. Dave Darland,
9. Brady Bacon,          10. Matt Westfall,
11. Tracy Hines,          12. Mark Smith,
13. Tyler Courtney,     14. Nick Drake,
15. Mark Bitner,           16. Joey Biasi,
17. C.J. Leary,               18. Trevor Utt,
19. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 20. Brent Marks,
21. Landon Simon,      2
NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-2 Jones, Laps 3-26 Clayton,
Laps 27-28 Jones, Laps 29-40 Clayton.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS:
1-Stockon           -523;
2-Darland            -505;
3-Bacon              -483;
4-Clauson           -481;
5-Schuerenberg-480;
6-Thomas          --466;
7-Ballou              -426;
8-Hines               -418;
9-Leary               -302;
10-Cottle           -297.

NEW EASTERN STORM SPRINT POINTS:
1-Clayton             -67,
2-Clauson            -64,
3-Jones               -62,
4-Schuerenberg-58,
5-Stockon          -57,
6-Darland          -53,
7-Cottle            -51,
8-Windom        -48,
9-Bacon           -44,
10-Hines          -37.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 6 – Spring Run, PA – Path Valley Speedway
– “Eastern Storm”


USAC PATH VALLEY SPRINTS RAINED OUT
 
Spring Run, PA. Rain has forced a rainout of Thursday night's "Eastern Storm
AMSOIL USAC Sprint race at Path Valley Speedway. The series continues Saturday
at Port Royal, Pa. and Sunday at Newberrytown, Pa.



June 5 2013
USAC’S BEST FACE EASTERN SPRINT CHALLENGE
THIS WEEK IN “EASTERN STORM” #7

 from  Dick Jordan
    Top Sprint Car drivers on the East Coast are preparing to meet the challenge of
USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car regulars this week in four Pennsylvania races
comprising the 7th “Eastern Storm.”
    In addition, USAC veterans Daron Clayton and Shane Cottle will compete in cars fielded by Pennsylvania car owners. Past Eastern Storm competitor Steve Petry
will field Clayton’s car, while history will be served by Cottle’s car, fielded
by Gene Franckowiak’s “City of Syracuse Special.”
    Franckowiak’s Spike/Rider machine honors the legacy of legendary car owner Pat Santello, who along with Bernie Gerthoffer fileded cars for drivers like Gary Bettenhausen, Tim Richmond, Billy Vukovich, Lee Kunzman, Jim Malloy, George
Snider, Larry Dickson, Jim McElreath, Jan Opperman, Steve Chassey, Jerry Karl
and Larry Rice. In 1977 Kunzman piloted a Santello entry to seventjh in the
Indianapolis 500.
    Races are scheduled Wednesday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville,
Thursday night at Path Valley in Spring Run, Saturday night at Port Royal
Speedway and Sunday night a Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown.
 Pennsylvania drivers Mark Smith of Sunbury, whose Mach-1 chassis are popular in Pennsylvania and run by USAC regular Hunter Schuerenberg; Lincoln Speedway
Champion Brent Marks of Myerstown; J.R. Berry of Fleetwood and Kyle Moody of
Lewisberry are among expected drivers in the four-race swing, along with other
local drivers on a race-by-race basis. Others are New Jersey drivers Mark Bitner
of Columbus and Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown.
   Smith and Bitner scored heat race victories last year at Grandview, which hosts
tomorrow night’s “Jesse Hockett Classic.”
   Billy Pauch, whose son will compete this week, recorded the highest Eastern
finish in “Eastern Storm” history with his third-place finish at Grandview in
2007. Bitner had a fifth at New Oxford and an eighth at Grandview last year and
Brett Marks and Kyle Moody posted top-10s” in 2011 and Richie Fitz had a
“top-10” in 2007.
   In all 11 drivers have won the 20 previous “Eastern Storm” feature events,
topped by the six posted by Levi Jones, the 2007, 2010 and 2011 champion. Cole
Whitt won three races and the 2008 and 2009 title. Defending series champ Bryan
Clauson has two wins, both coming last year at Grandview and at New Egypt, N.J.
--USAC—



June 4 2013
USAC Sprint Car roundup

USAC Sprint Car Roundup
 
 
WEDNESDAY’S “HOCKETT CLASSIC” OPENS “EASTERN STORM” RACES
AT GRANDVIEW, PATH VALLEY, PORT ROYAL, SUSQUEHANNA

by DICK JORDAN    
  Wednesday night’s “Jesse Hockett Classic” kicks off a four-race “Eastern Storm” for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars, all in Pennsylvania.
 
 Two of the four venues involved will be hosting their initial USAC events as
Chase Stockon leads the standings by just 14 points over Dave Darland.
 
 Thursday’s race at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Saturday’s race is at
Port Royal Speedway and Sunday night’s finale is at Susquehanna Speedway in
Newberrytown.
 
 Bryan Clauson is the defending “Eastern Storm” Champion and is the defending
winner of the “Jesse Hockett Classic.” Levi Jones owns three “Eastern Storm”
titles in the six previous years, while Cole Whitt grabbed two of the titles.
Jones’ six feature wins in the six years to date stand as the best, while Whitt
won three times, Clauson and Chris Windom winning twice.
 
 The 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion has developed into no less
than an eight-way title fight, with 85 points separating the top eight drivers
in the standings.
 
 Trailing Stockon and Darland are Kevin Thomas, Jr., who recently scored three
straight victories, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, Bryan Clauson, who won the
series opener in Ocala, Fla., Robert Ballou and Tracy Hines, who scored a pair
of wins in Florida.
 
 Darland, USAC’s 1999 Sprint Car Champion, is the most recent series winner,
grabbing the race at Bloomington, Ind. in May.

 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Chase Stockon-466,
2-Dave Darland-452,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-440,
4-Brady Bacon-439,
5-Hunter Schuerenberg-422,
6-Bryan Clauson-417,
7-Robert Ballou-406,
8-Tracy Hines-381,
9-C.J. Leary-275,
10-Tyler Courtney-254.
 
 
WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO KINGS SATURDAY

 by DICK JORDAN    
 The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars return to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
Saturday and thirty points separate the title combatants Ryan Bernal and Richard
Vander Weerd.
 Bernal has a near-perfect record this season with five wins and two seconds in
seven races! He won at Hanford in May, a race featuring four different lap
leaders. He has a string of three wins in a row.
 
Vander Weerd has a pair of wins and three seconds but was 18th (last) in the
May race at Hanford.
 
So dominant have been Bernal and Vander Weerd this year that nobody else has a
win so far!
 
Danny Faria Jr. has compiled seven straight finishes between fourth and eighth
and was fourth in the May Kings feature.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-454,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-424,
3-Danny Faria Jr.-377,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-356,
5-Bud Kaeding-355,
6-Markus Niemela-344,
7-Rusty Carlile-314,
8-Ricky Kirkbride-276,
9-Austin Liggett-208, 1
0-Landon Hurst-201.  
 
 

JOHNSON HEADED FOR ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

  by DICK JORDAN    
 R.J. Johnson  makes a bid for a fifth consecutive victory in the 2013 USAC
Southwest Sprint Car Series this Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek,
Ariz.
 Johnson won the series opener and has five wins in seven starts this year.
That’s resulted in a 69-point lead over Charles Davis Jr., who has a win, two
seconds and a third.
 
 Johnson and Mike Martin have been the winners so far this year at Queen Creek.
Martin stands third in the points, 84 back of the leader.
 
 Johnson now has seven USAC wins in the state of Arizona, just one behind the
quartet of A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele, Bryan Clauson and Damion Gardner. Davis also
has seven career Arizona wins under USAC sanction.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-428,
2-Charles Davis Jr.-359,
3-Mike Martin-344,
4-Shon Deskins-316,
5-Ronnie Clark-312,
6-Josh Pelkey-309,
7-Chris Bonneau-288,
8-Stevie Sussex-283,
9-Bryan Swinehart-270,
10-Andy Reinbold-248.

 
 
PLYMOUTH TRIES AGAIN AFTER ANOTHER RAINOUT

 by DICK JORDAN    
 Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway again hosts the USAC 600 Sprints this Saturday after
rains forced yet another cancellation last Saturday.
 
 Drivers Billy Cribbs (Open) and Garrett Saunders (Restricted) continue to lead
the respective point standings going into this weekend’s action.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS: 1-Billy Cribbs-236,
2-Dawson Stealy-235,
3-Jordon Lambert-165,
4-Eric Saunders-133,
5-Tyler Huffman-112,
6-Brad Nichols-90,
7-Gary Gibson-87,
8-Randy Shilling-61,
9-Kris Knox 56.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-309,
2-Nick Katrakis-298,
3-Nicholas Schaefer-215,
4-Joel Rogers-166





June 2 2013
INCLEMENT WEATHER FORCES PLYMOUTH CANCELLATION
 Plymouth, IN........Inclement weather has forced cancellation of Saturday's USAC
600 Sprint races at Plymouth Speedway, The series resumes next week at the
track.

May 29 2013
USAC SPRINTS EYE “EASTERN STORM” OPENER JUNE 5;
RAIN POSTPONES “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC” TO JUNE 21

 from DICK JORDAN
  USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series will return to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action
Track June 21 after rains conspired to force postponement of last Wednesday night’s “Tony Hulman Classic.”
 
    Series participants now focus on the upcoming “Eastern Storm”
 which opens June 5 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.
Other Eastern Storm races are
June 6 at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa.,
June 8 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and
June 9 at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa.
 
  Chase Stockon continues to lead the standings,
14 points ahead of second-place Dave Darland.
 
  2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Chase Stockon-466,                  2-Dave Darland-452,  
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-440,              4-Brady Bacon-439,  
 5-Hunter Schuerenberg-422,     6-Bryan Clauson-417,
7-Robert Ballou-406,                    8-Tracy Hines-381,
9-C.J. Leary-275,                        10-Tyler Courtney-254.

 
 
CRA RESUMES AT WATSONVILLE JUNE 14;
MITCHELL GRABS “SALUTE TO INDY” AT THE PAS

 from DICK JORD
 Thirty-one points separate AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint car point leaders Damion
Gardner and Nic Faas as the series prepares for a June 14 race at Ocean Speedway
in Watsonsville, Calif.
 
  Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. led all 30 laps of Saturday night’s
“Salute to Indy” race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Trailing Mitchell’s MPD
Racing/ART Enterprises ART/Parker were series point leader Gardner, David
Cardey, Bud Kaeding and fast qualifier Faas.
 
  Mitchell’s victory was his fifth in series competition
as he repeated his 2011 victory in the Memorial Day weekend race.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-596, 2-Nic Faas-565,
3-Mike Spencer-484, 4-Bud Kaeding-472, 5-Matt Mitchell-357, 6-Cody Williams-349,
7-Austin Williams-347, 8-Brody Roa-324, 9-R.J. Johnson-300, 10-Ryan Bernal-267.

 
ARIZONA SPEEDWAY NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS JUNE 8;
JOHNSON SWEEPS CANYON’S 2-RACE “SALUTE TO INDY”

 From dick Jordan
  R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. has made the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series
his own property of late with a streak of four consecutive victories which have
extended his point lead to 69 over Charles Davis Jr. going into
a June 8 race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz..
 Johnson swept the weekend’s “Salute to Indy” events at Canyon Speedway Park.
After winning Saturday’s 30-lapper, he came back to lead all 30 laps of Sunday
night’s main event in the Dan Goodman Enterprises/Beal’s Auto Body
Sherman/Marcum Ford. Stevie Sussex was second ahead of Shon Deskins, Mike Martin
and Josh Hodges. On Friday night Davis was second ahead of Hodges, Martin and
Andy Reinbold.
 
  In addition to his five Peoria wins this year, Johnson also won the last outing at Arizona Speedway.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-428, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-359, 3-Mike Martin-344, 4-Shon Deskins-316, 5-Ronnie Clark-312, 6-Josh
Pelkey-309, 7-Chris Bonneau-288, 8-Stevie Sussex-283, 9-Bryan Swinehart-270,
10-Andy Reinbold-248.
 

CRIBBS, SAUNDERS LEAD 600s TO PLYMOUTH SATURDAY;
SCHAEFER, SHILLING SCORE 1ST USAC WINS

  from DICK JORDAN
  Billy Cribbs and Garrett Saunders lead their respective USAC 600 Sprint Series
into this Saturday’s racing program at the Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.
 
  Cribbs finished second in last Saturday’s Open feature
and Saunders posted a similar second-place finish in the Restricted feature.
 
  Randy Shilling and Nicholas Schaefer won features Saturday at Plymouth.
Shilling passed Kris Knox on lap six and led the final 15 circuits of the Open
feature to beat Cribbs, Eric Saunders, Kris Knox and Shaun Miller. In the
Restrictor class, Schaefer led all 20 laps to beat Garrett Saunders, Nick
Katrakia, Bud McCune and Joel Rogers.
 
  2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Billy Cribbs  -236,
2-Dawson Stealy  -235,
3-Jordon Lambert -165,
4-Eric Saunders  -133,
5-Tyler Huffman  -112,
6-Brad Nichols   -90,
7-Gary Gibson    -87,
8-Randy Shilling -61,
9-Kris Knox       56.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders-309, 2-Nick Katrakis-298,
 3-Nicholas Schaefer-215, 4-Joel Rogers-166.


May 28 2013
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RESULTS: May 26,
– Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park

  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Rick Ziehl              (#20Z Ziehl),
2. Andy Reinbold     (#19 Underwood),
3. Charles Davis Jr . (#50 Massey),
4. Chris Bonneau     (#78 Bonneau),
5. R.J. Johnson        (#77M Michaels),
6. Ronnie Clark        (#6 Clark),
7. Tye Mihocko        (#5 Mihocko),
8. Brian Hosford      (#32B Weber),
9. Billy Chester        (#74 Williams).
NT
 
  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins        (#20 Deskins),
2. Josh Pelkey           (#12 Allen),
3. Mike Martin           (#16 Martin),
4. Mike Bonneau      (#29 Bonneau),
5. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal),
6. Justin Quinn        (#93 Quinn),
7. Mark Morin          (#28 Morin),
8. Stephen Harms   (#60 Harms).
NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St.
James), 3. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 4. Stevie Sussex (#57X Stone), 5. James
Aragon (#94 Aragon), 6. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 7. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 8.
Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT
 
    DASH: (6 laps)
1. Johnson, 2. M. Bonneau,
3. Deskins, 4. St. James,
5. Hodges, 6. Pelkey,
7. Reinbold, 8. Ziehl.
NT
    
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,      2. Stevie Sussex,
3. Shon Deskins,      4. Mike Martin,
5. Josh Hodges,       6. Rick Ziehl,
7. Andy Reinbold,     8. Josh Pelkey,
9. Charles Davis Jr.,10. Jason Grady,
11. Chris Bonneau,   12. Bob Ream Jr.,
13. Justin Quinn,    14. Tom Ogle,
15. Ronnie Clark,    16. BryanSwinehart,
17. Tye Mihocko,     18. Brian Hosford,
19. Michael Curtis,  20. James Aragon,
21. Bruce St. James, 22. Mike Bonneau, 23. Mark Morin. NT

**Chester flipped during the first heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-428, 2-Davis-359,
3-Martin-344, 4-Deskins-316,
5-Clark-312, 6-Pelkey-309,
7-C.Bonneau-288, 8-Sussex-283,
9-Swinehart-270, 10-Reinbold-248.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: June 8 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona
Speedway


May 27 2013
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 25, 
– Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park –
“Salute to Indy”

 
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Martin       (#16 Martin),
2. Tom Ogle          (#48 Ogle),
3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
4. Andy Reinbold     (#19 Underwood),
5. Tye Mihocko       (#5 Mihocko),
6. Shon Deskins      (#20 Deskins),
7. James Aragon      (#94 Aragon),
8. Jacob Hawkins     (#74 Williams),
9. Justin Quinn      (#93 Quinn). NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges),
2. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal),
3. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms),
4. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT),
5. Stevie Sussex (#57X Stone),
6. Ron Shuman (#18 Deskins),
7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin),
8. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen).
NT
 
 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Nathan High (#1A High),
2. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James).
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
6. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT
 
  DASH: (6 laps)
1. Ream,   2. Johnson,
3. Davis,  4. Martin,
5. Hodges, 6. Ogle,
7. Harms,  8. High. NT
 
 SEMI: (12
1. Pelkey,  2. Deskins,
3. Clark,   4. Hosford,
5. Hawkins, 6. Curtis,
7. Quinn,   8. Morin,
9. Shuman.
NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,      2. C Davis Jr.,
3. Josh Hodges,       4. Mike Martin,
5. Andy Reinbold,     6. Bob Ream Jr.,
7. Shon Deskins,      8. Josh Pelkey,
9. Nathan High,      10. Chris Bonneau,
11. Tom Ogle,        12. Ronnie Clark,
13. Brian Hosford,   14. Stevie Sussex,
15. Mike Bonneau,    16. Tye Mihocko,
17. Bruce St. James, 18. Michael Curtis,
19. Stephen Harms,   20. Jacob Hawkins,
21. James Aragon,    22. Bryan Swinehart. NT

**Morin flipped during the second heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-364,   2-Davis-317,
3-Martin-287,    4-Clark-286,
5-Pelkey-263,    6-Deskins-254,
7-C.Bonneau-252, 8-Swinehart-245,
9-Sussex-221,   10-Hosford-211.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: May 26 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway
Park – “Salute to Indy


May 26 2013

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 25,
 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Salute to Indy”


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Nic Faas          4, Alexander16.331
2. Austin Williams   2, Jory-16.440
3. Ryan Bernal      73, Ford-16.448
4. Damion Gardner   4a, Alexander-16.467
5. Matt Mitchell    37, Mitchell-16.523
6. Bud Kaeding      29, Bowman-16.542
7. Rickie Gaunt     66, Miller-16.587
8. Cody Williams    44, Jory-16.599
9. David Cardey     92, Sertich-16.612
10. Ronnie Gardner  18, Kittle-16.700
11. Jake Swanson     9, BR-16.762
12. Brody Roa      91R, BR-16.815
13. J Vander Weerd  88, V Weerd-16.894
14. Kenny Perkins   0k, Perkins-16.982
15. Seth Wilson     1x, Wilson-17.040
16. R Vander Weerd  10, V Weerd-17.130
17. Johnny Bluntach 58, Bluntach-17.214
18. A.J. Bender     21, Bender-17.320
19. Jesse Denome    81, Watt-17.668
20. Chris Gansen    4G, Gansen-17.842
21. Mike Collins     4, Collins-18.080
22. Mike Spencer    50, Chaffin-26.136
23. Rip Williams    3, Jory-NT.
 
IRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. R.Vander Weerd,
3. Gaunt,     4. Spencer,
5. Faas,      6. J.Vander Weerd,
7. Denome,    8. R.Gardner. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mitchell, 2. Perkins,
3. A.Williams, 4. C.Williams,
5. Swanson, 6. Bluntach,
7. Gansen.
NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Cardey, 2. Wilson,
3. Bernal, 4. Kaeding,
5. Roa, 6. Bender.
NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Matt Mitchell,      2. Damion Gardner,
3. David Cardey,       4. Bud Kaeding,
5. Nic Faas,           6, Mike Spencer,
7. Rickie Gaunt,       8. Seth Wilson,
9. Jake Swanson       10. Brody Roa,
11.Jace Vander Weerd, 12. RonnieGardner,
13.R Vander Weerd,    14. KennyPerkins,
15. Johnny Bluntach,  16. Chris Gansen,
17. A.J. Bender,      18. Jesse Denome,
19. Ryan Bernal,      20. Cody Williams,
21. Austin Williams. NT
 
**Bernal flipped on lap 27 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Mitchell.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-D.Gardner-596, 2-Faas-565,
3-Spencer-484, 4-Kaeding-472,
5-Mitchell-357, 6-C.Williams-349,
 7-A.Williams-347, 8-Roa-324,
9-R.J. Johnson-300, 10-Bernal-267.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 14, 2013 – Watsonville, CA – Ocean
Speedway

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: May 25,
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 
FIRST HEAT: 8 laps
1. Billy Cribbs   #16 Cribbs  
2. Randy Shilling #21 Shilling
3.Gary Gipson     #3 Gipson
4. Kris Knox      #92 Knox
 NT
 
SECOND HEAT: 8 laps
1. Jason Montel   #27M Montel
2. Jordon Lambert #L23 Lambert
3. Eric Saunders  #349 Saunders
4. Shaun Miller   #11M Miller
 NT
 
FEATURE: 20 laps
1. Randy Shilling,
2. Billy Cribbs,
3. Eric Saunders,
4. Kris Knox,
5. Shaun Miller,
6. Gary Gipson,
7. Jordon Lambert,
8. Jason Montel.
NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
Laps 1-5 Knox, Laps 6-20 Shilling.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Cribbs-236,
2-Dawson Stealy-235,
3-Lambert-165,
4-E.Saunders-133,
5-Tyler Huffman-112,
6-Brad Nichols-90,
7-Gibson-87,
8-Shilling-61,
9-Knox 56.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: June 1 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 

 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: May 25, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 

HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Joel Rogers (#22 Rogers),
2. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),
3. Bud McCune (#37 McCune)
4. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
5. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders).
NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Nicholas Schaefer,
2. Garrett Saunders,
3. Nick Katrakis,     
4. Bud McCune,
5. Joel Rogers.
NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Schaefer.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-G.Saunders-309, 2-Katrakis-298,
3-Schaefer-215, 4-Rogers-166.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: June 1 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway


May 23 2013
TONY HULMAN CLASSIC RESCHEDULED To JUNE 21

     Terre Haute, IN........Race organizers Bob Sargent and Reece O'Connor have
reaffirmed their committment to the United States Auto Club and the rich
tradition of the "Tony Hulman Classic" by quickly rescheduling the AMSOIL
National Sprint race at the Terre Haute Action Track for Friday night, June 21.
Rains led to today's postponement but quick work led to the rescheduling which
now couples the race with a June 22 race at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.


RAIN FORCES USAC races at TERRE HAUTE POSTPONEMENT
    Terre Haute, IN........Heavy Rain swept through Terre Haute this afternoon and
forced postponement of tonight's "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute Action
Track. Race organizers and USAC are discussing rescheduling and a resolution
will be announced when firm.


May 21 2013
43RD “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC” WEDNESDAY;
DARLAND WINS “LARRY RICE CLASSIC”

 from DICK JORDAN
   Wednesday night’s 43rd “Tony Hulman Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action
Track renews one of America’s most revered Sprint racing traditions,
one which dates back to 1971 when George Snider won the inaugural.
 
   It’s been 20 years since Dave Darland tasted the victory in the Terre Haute classic,
 but he’ll be among top favorites in Wednesday’s race after polishing
off the series regulars in last Friday’s “Larry Rice Classic” at the Bloomington
(Ind.) Speedway.
 
   Darland passed Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap 19 and led the last 12 laps to beat
Thomas and halt Kevin’s three-race series winning streak. Brady Short was third
ahead of Chase Stockon and Brady Bacon. The USAC victory was the first ever for
car owners Phillips Motorsports as Darland piloted the Racers Advantage/Jockish
Flowers DRC/Foxco to the win.
 
   Bud Kaeding won last year’s “Tony Hulman Classic” but Levi Jones hopes to
become the race’s first four-time winner. He won it in 2005, 2008 and 2009.
Two-time winner Jon Stanbrough,
plus former winners Tracy Hines, Daron Clayton, Chris Windom and Jerry Coons Jr.
are all possible repeat winners Wednesday.
 
   Chase Stockon’s third-place Bloomington finish has him 14 points ahead of
Darland in the latest series standings, with Thomas just 12 back of Darland in
third.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1-Chase Stockon               -466,
2-Dave Darland                  -452,
3-Kevin Thomas Jr.           -440,
4-Brady Bacon                  -439,
5-Hunter Schuerenberg   -422,
6-Bryan Clauson                -417,
7-Robert Ballou                 -406,
8-Tracy Hines                    -381,
9-C.J. Leary                       -275,
10-Tyler Courtney           -254.


CRA “SALUTE TO INDY” AT PERRIS SATURDAY;
SPENCER BACK IN TOP FORM AT TULARE

 from DICK JORDAN
   Mike Spencer is looking forward to this Saturday night’s “Salute to Indy”
AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
 
   Spencer is the defending race winner and vaulted to third in the most recent
series points after his first 2013 victory at Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl
Raceway last Saturday.
 
   The five-time series champion led the final four laps at Tulare
after passing Ryan Bernal on lap 27.
Trailing Spencer’s Grubstake Mini Storage/Madera Produce Maxim/Shaver
were Bernal, Danny Faria Jr., Bud Kaeding and Matt Mitchell.
Nic Faas led the first five laps, Kaeding led the next 11, Spencer led lap 17,
Bernal then paced nine laps and Spencer led the rest.
 
   Damion Gardner has a 21-point lead over Faas in the current standings. They
finished sixth and eighth respectively at Tulare.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-528,      2-Nic Faas-507,
3-Mike Spencer-434,           4-Bud Kaeding-415,
5-C Williams-331,                 6-Austin Williams-323,
 7-R.J. Johnson-300,           8-Matt Mitchell-287,
9-Roa-287,                         10-Bernal-242.


CANYON’S 2nd “SALUTE TO INDY” THIS WEEKEND
 from DICK JORDAN
   Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts this weekend’s second “Salute to Indy”
for USAC’s Southwest Sprint cars and R.J. Johnson will try to retain his
series point lead, which stands at 42 points over Ronnie Clark.
 
   The two-night Friday-Saturday racing program offers more than 140 points so
with only 105 separating the top-10 in the standings it’s anybody’s guess who’ll
be leading the points after the weekend.
 
   Charles Davis Jr., third in the standings, continues his pursuit of the
all-time lead in terms of USAC wins in Arizona. He has seven career wins in the
Grand Canyon State, one short of drivers A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele, Bryan Clauson
and Damion Gardner.
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-297, 2-Ronnie
Clark-255, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-254, 4-Mike Martin-228, 5-Bryan Swinehart-225,
6-Josh Pelkey-220, 7-Chris Bonneau-214, 8-Justin Quinn-209, 9-Shon Deskins-209,
10-Stevie Sussex-192.

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: May 18,
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Spdwy
- “Earl Gaerte Classic”

 
FEATURE: (25 laps)
1. Craig Ronk (#27R Ronk),  
2. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling),
3. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),    
4. Marv Hephner (#44 Hephner),
5. Dawson Stealy (40S Stealy),
6. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
7. Jerod Glasford(#14G Glasford),
8. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
9. Keith Ousley (#14 Ousley),
10.Chad Clay (#13 Clay),
11.Dakokta Busche (#16B Busche),
12.Jason Montel (27M Montel),
13.Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders). NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Ronk.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Stealy         -235,
2-Cribbs         -173,
3-Jordon Lambert -115,
4-Tyler Huffman  -112,
5-Nichols         -90,
6-Saunders        -74,
7-Gary Gibson     -34.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: May 25 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: May 18,
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway
– “Earl Gaerte Classic”

FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#11 Sunders),
2. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis), 3.Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer),
4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),
5. Tyler Fitzpatrick (#57 Fitzpatrick). NT
 
 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Saunders.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Saunders-250, 2-Katrakis-238,
3-Schaefer-141, 4-Joel Rogers-109.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: May 25 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway

OPEN, USAC RESTRICTOR 600s CONTINUE AT PLYMOUTH;
ROCK, SAUNDERS GRAB “EARL GAERTE” WINS
 
 from DICK JORDAN    
  Once again, Plymouth Speedway welcomes the USAC 600 Sprints back Saturday as
part of this weekend’s racing events at the northern Indiana oval.
 
  Craig Ronk and Garrett Saunders led all feature laps to capture Saturday
night's "Earl Gaerte Classic" races. Ronk was trailed by Randy Shilling, Billy
Cribbs, Marv Hephner and Dawson Stealy. Saunders led Nick Katrakis, Nicholas
Schaefer, Bud McCune and Tyler Fitzpatrick.
 
 2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS:
1-Dawson Stealy-235,  2-Billy Cribbs-173, 3-Jordon Lambert-115, 4-T Huffman-112,
5-Brad Nichols-90,    6-Garrett Saunders-74, 7-Gary Gibson-34.

2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-G Saunders-250, 2-Nick Katrakis-238,
3-N Schaefer-141, 4-Joel Rogers-109


May 19 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 18,
 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-14.853;
2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.015;
3. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.283;
4. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.329;
5. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-15.350;
6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.378;
7. R Vander Weerd, 10,VanderWeerd 15.440;
8. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-15.468;
9. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-15.491;
10. J VanderWeerd, 88,VanderWeerd 15.519;
11. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.534;
12. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-15.858;
13. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-15.974;
14. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-16.072;
15. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.201;
16. Marty Hawkins, 3m, Hawkins-16.448;
17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.906.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria, 2. Faas,
3. Gardner, 4. A.Williams,
5. Mitchell, 6. R.Vander Weerd,
7. Carlile, 8. Wilson,
9. C.Williams. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. R.Williams,
3. Spencer, 4. Kaeding,
5. Bernal, 6. Roa,
7. Hawkins, 8. Johnson. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Faria, 2. Faas, 3. Spencer,
4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Kaeding,
6. Gardner. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Mike Spencer, 2. Ryan Bernal,
3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Bud Kaeding,
5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Damion Gardner,
7. Austin Williams, 8. Nic Faas,
9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Brody Roa,
11. Cody Williams, 12. Jace VanderWeerd,
13. Rip Williams, 14. Seth Wilson,
15. D.J. Johnson, 16. Rusty Carlile,
17. Marty Hawkins. NT
 
**Gardner flipped during the dash.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Faas, Laps 6-16 Kaeding, Lap 17 Spencer, Laps
18-26 Bernal, Laps 27-30 Spencer.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Gardner-528, 2-Faas-507, 3-Spencer-434,
4-Kaeding-415, 5-C.Williams-331, 6-A.Williams-323, 7-R.J. Johnson-300,
8-Mitchell-287, 9-A.Williams-287, 10-Bernal-242.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: May 25, 2013 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway –
“Salute to Indy”



May 18 2013

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2013 – Bloomington,
Indiana – Bloomington Speedway – “Larry Rice Classic”

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.597;
2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-11.604;
3. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-11.740;
4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-11.744;
5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-11.793; 6. K Thomas,Jr.,17RW,D/RW/TriStar-11.807;
7. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-11.826;
8.  Westfall,54, Best Performance-11.878;
9. Bobby East, 5E, East-11.888;
10. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-11.899;
11. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.907;
12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-11.910;
13. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-11.963;
14. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-11.965;
15. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-11.973; 16. Jordan Kinser, 5k, JKR-11.999;
17. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-12.002; 18. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-12.027; 19. Landon Simon, 41, SST-12.047;
20. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade-12.051; 21. Holtsclaw, 3H, Holtsclaw-12.057;
22.  Leary, 30, Leary-12.161;
24. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-12.180; 25. Josh Burton, 04, Burton-12.224;
26. Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.233;
27. Bub Cummins, 71, Cummins-12.408;
28. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-12.427;
29. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-12.809;
30. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-NT;
31. Kent Christian, 1c, Christian-NT;
32. Jon Sciscoe, 7s, Sciscoe-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Holtsclaw, 2. Bacon, 3. Jackson,
4. East, 5. Schuerenberg, 6. Hupp,
7. Chambers, 8. Burton.
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Jones, 3. Clauson,
4. Thomas, 5. Shuman, 6. Courtney,
7. Drake, 8. Cottle.
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Short, 2. Stockon, 3. Simon,
4. Leary, 5. Hines, 6. Briscoe, 7. Cummings.
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Stanbrough, 2. Darland, 3. Windom,
4. Kinser, 5. Babcock, 6. Westfall,
7. Gross.
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Schuerenberg, 2. Shuman, 3. Briscoe, 4. Hines, 5. Courtney, 6. Westfall,
7. Drake, 8. Hupp, 9. Cummings,
10. Cottle, 11. Chambers, 12. Babcock,
13. Burton, 14. Gross. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas,
3. Brady Short, 4. Chase Stockon,
5. Brady Bacon, 6. Robert Ballou,
7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Jones,
9. Schuerenberg, 10. Matt Westfall,
11. C.J. Leary, 12. Tracy Hines,
13. Chris Windom, 14. Jon Stanbrough,
15. Jordan Kinser, 16. Casey Shuman,
17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Nick Drake,
19. Chase Briscoe, 20. Bobby East,
21. Dakota Jackson, 22. Landon Simon,
23. Danny Holtsclaw. NT

**East flipped on lap 14 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Thomas, Laps 19-30 Darland.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-466, 2-Darland-452, 3-Thomas-440,
4-Bacon-439, 5-Schuerenberg-422, 6-Clauson-417, 7-Ballou-406, 8-Hines-381,
9-Leary-275, 10-Courtney-254.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 22 – Terre Haute (IN) Action Track – 43rd
“Tony Hulman Classic”



May18 2013
SPRINT CAR LEGEND BRAD DOTY TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHALL AT CALISTOGA


by: Troy Hennig
   ROSEVILLE, CA - )...National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Brad Doty will serve as the 2013 Grand Marshall for the upcoming Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday night, August 30th, starting at 6:30 PM.  The Hall of Fame dinner will take place at the Tubbs Building located on the Napa County Fairgrounds.  Calistoga Speedway track historian and veteran SPEED TV announcer Bobby Gerould will handle the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  The ceremony is open to the public and tickets are $30.00 per person.

 This year's new Calistoga Hall of Fame Inductees include Johnny Anderson, Mike Andreetta, Hank Butcher, Mel Fernandez, Hank Hanestad, George Hawkins, Mike McGreevy, Walt Ross and Lem Tolliver. We invite all of you to join Bobby Gerould, Brad Doty and the Inductees family and friends in what surely will be an emotion packed ceremony to honor an elite group of individuals responsible for Calistoga Speedways rich history.

 Brad Doty is the man behind the book "Still Wide Open" that was co-authored by award winning journalist Dave Argabright. The book chronicles Doty's rise to the top of sprint car racing before his tragic accident at Eldora Speedway in 1988 that left him paralyzed from the waist down.  In 1992 Doty received a phone call from Slick 50 Sprint Car World Series television producer Pat Patterson who offered him a job as an analyst during the live broadcasts.  After some hesitation, Doty accepted the position.  Since 1992, Doty has been the one constant face during World of Outlaw sprint car races on television. Subsequently, he has been an ambassador for all kinds of sprint car racing and won awards including being named the Nation Sprint Car Poll's "Media Member of the Year" on numerous occasions.  Doty will subsequently serve as the Grand Marshall for the entire Louie Vermeil race weekend at Calistoga Speedway.  

 Seating is limited for this special one night walk down memory lane on August 30th.
 To reserve your tickets please call   
 Hunt's Race World at (916) 773-7223


 
 This special Hall of Fame dinner takes place the night before the annual Louie Vermeil Classic scheduled for ......
Saturday night, August 31st, and Sunday night, September 1st.


2 big USAC Racing Days Poster





May 14 2013
USAC Sprint Car Roundup by Dick Jordan
 
BACK TO KINGS JUNE 8 FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
BERNAL SCORES 7TH USAC VICTORY OF 2013 AT HANFORD

 from DICK JORDAN
   Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. appears to be the man to beat this year as the
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint cars return to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
June 8. He leads the series standings after taking Saturday night’s 30-lap
“Spring Showdown” at Hanford.
 
Bernal’s 30-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd doesn’t truly show his
domination so far this year. In seven West Coast starts so far, he has five wins
and two seconds! Saturday’s win was his third in a row.
 
The Hanford win also gives Bernal a total of seven USAC wins this year,
including his two in the Western Classic Sprint cars!
 
Bernal wheeled the Keith Ford-owned King Racing Products/A & A Precision
Machine Spike/Raney to the 40-lap win in the “Billet Cup” main event at Kings.
He was the last of four race leaders, pacing the final four laps after passing
Dennis Howell on lap 37. Bud Kaeding took second ahead of Howell, Danny Faria
Jr. and Landon Hurst.
 
Fast qualifier Faria emerged as the “Billet Cup” points champion by one point!
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-454, 2-Richard Vander
Weerd-424, 3-Danny Faria Jr.-377, 4-Ricky Kirkbride-376, 5-Jace Vander
Weerd-356, 6-Bud Kaeding-355, 7-Markus Niemela-344, 8-Rusty Carlile-314,
9-Austin Liggett-208, 10-Landon Hurst-201.


 
 
THUNDERBOWL HOSTS USAC/CRA SPRINTS SATURDAY

 from DICK JORDAN
    Teammates Damion Gardner and Nic Faas once again face off for the 2013 AMSOIL
USAC/CRA Sprint Car point lead this Saturday when the series returns to
Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
 
Gardner has a 12-point lead over Faas after seven series races in which they
both finished in the top-four spots in all seven! Gardner has won the last three
races, while Faas has one win and three seconds so far this year.
 
The last USAC/CRA race held at Tulare in 2010 saw Faas and Gardner finish 19th
and 23rd respectively. That race was won by Bud Kaeding, who has three
“top-five” finishes at the track in West Coast Sprint action this year.
 
Gardner stands at 44 total career wins in the USAC/CRA series, compared to Cory
Kruseman’s 34 and Mike Spencer’s 33. Spencer, the defending five-time AMSOIL
USAC/CRA champion, stands third in the latest 2013 points.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-471, 2-Nic Faas-459,
3-Mike Spencer-363, 4-Bud Kaeding-356, 5-R.J. Johnson-300, 6-Cody Williams-300,
7-Austin Williams-276, 8-Brody Roa-250, 9-Charles Davis Jr.-232, 10-Matt
Mitchell-231
.

 
 
“LARRY RICE CLASSIC” FRIDAY AT BLOOMINGTON;
3RD STRAIGHT FOR THOMAS COMES AT TRI-STATE

 by DICK JORDAN   
    Friday night’s “Larry Rice Classic” at the Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway salutes
the 1978 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year who earned the respect of the auto
racing community both in and out of the cockpit. He won both a Silver Crown and
National Midget Championship during his USAC driving career.
 
Eight drivers will continue to battle for the AMSOIL National Sprint Car series
point lead, separated by just 53 points with 74 available at the quarter-mile
dirt Bloomington oval.
 
Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala., winner of last year’s “Indiana Sprint Week”
feature at Bloomington, is among those eight, standing fifth in the current
standings after recording his third consecutive series victory last Saturday
night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. He led the first 19 and last six
laps of the 30-lap “Spring Showdown” co-sanctioned by MSCS to put his Rotondo
Weirich/Black Jack Oil Maxim/Fisher in victory lane.
 
Robert Ballou, who led five laps, finished second at Tri-State ahead of series
leader Chase Stockon, Brady Short and Dave Darland.
 
Darland’s finish vaulted him to second in the new standings, 22 back of Stockon
going into Friday’s race.
 
The last time a driver won four straight USAC National Sprint features was 1985
when Rick Hood did it. The consecutive win record is six by Larry Dickson in
1968.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Chase Stockon-404,
2-Dave Darland-382, 3-Hunter Schuerenberg-380, 4-Brady Bacon-378, 5-Kevin Thomas
Jr.-375, 6-Bryan Clauson-364, 7-Robert Ballou-353, 8-Tracy Hines-351, 9-Shane
Cottle-245, 10-C.J. Leary-239.


 
 
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CANYON MAY 25-26;
R.J. STILL #1 WITH ARIZONA SPEEDWAY VICTOR
Y

 
 from DICK JORDAN
    The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars return to Canyon Speedway in Peoria, Ariz. May 25-26. Series point leader R.J. Johnson already has two victories there in 2013 and hopes to remain undefeated in the upcoming events.
 
Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., stayed atop the points Saturday after winning the
30-lap feature at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Johnson passed Chris
Bonneau on lap 20 and led to the checkered flag to beat Bonneau, Bruce St.
James, Mike Martin and Shon Deskins. St. James led the first seven laps and
Bonneau led the next 12.
 
Ronnie Clark is second in the current standings, one point ahead of Charles
Davis, Jr.
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-297, 2-Ronnie
Clark-255, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-254, 4-Mike Martin-228, 5-Bryan Swinehart-225,
6-Josh Pelkey-220, 7-Chris Bonneau-214, 8-Justin Quinn-209, 9-Shon Deskins-209,
10-Stevie Sussex-192.


 
PLYMOUTH 600s CONTINUE AGAIN SATURDAY;
HUFFMAN, SAUNDERS TAKE MAIN EVENTS

 from DICK JORDAN
    The USAC 600 Sprints continue their 2013 campaign Saturday night at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. Two drivers will try to earn their respective third wins in four outings.
 
Tyler Huffman and Garrett Saunders scored feature wins Saturday. Both led every
lap of their respective races. Huffman was trailed in the Open feature by Billy
Cribbs, Randy Shilling, Dawson Stealy and Mike Gass. Trailing Saunders in the
Restrictor main were Nick Katrakis and Sydney Arnett.
 
Stealy has a pair of Open wins this year while Saunders is a two-time
Restricted race winner.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS: 1-Dawson Stealy 188, 2-Billy
Cribbs-122, 3-Jordon Lambert-115, 4-Tyler Huffman-112, 5-Brad Nichols-45, 6-Eric
Saunders-43, 7-Gary Gibson 34.
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS: 1-Garrett Saunders-193, 2-Nick
Katrakis-185, 3-Joel Rogers-109, 4-Nicholas Schaefer-100.



May 13 2013
USAC Sprint Car racing Roundup

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 11,
 – Haubstadt, Indiana – Tri-State Speedway – “Spring Showdown”
– Co-Sanctioned by Midwest Sprint Car Series

   QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.182;
2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.283;
3. B Clauson, 20, Stewart/CurbAgajanian-13.303;
4. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-13.311;
5. Seth Parker, 38P, Parker-13.347;
6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.349;
7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.374;
8. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-13.417;
9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.445;
10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.450;
11. Justin Grant, 21x, Pollock-13.458;
12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.481;
13. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.490;
14. Levi Jones, 12, Rogers-13.558;
15. Casey Shuman, 21K, Krockenberger-13.582;
16. Jon Stanbrough, 56, Fox-13.623;
17. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.630;
18. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.654;
19. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.654;
20. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-13.691;
21. Danny Holtsclaw, 3H, Holtsclaw-13.710;
22. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-13.781;
23. Josh Burton, 04, Burton-13.827;
24. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.854;
25. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.857;
26. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-13.991;
27. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-14.221;
28. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-14.282;
29. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.398;
30. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-14.416;
31. Patrick Budde, 90x, Budde-14.573;
32. Kevin Chambers, 18, DC-14.637;
33. Jake Simmons, 3x, Simmons-14.963;
34. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-15.165.
 
   FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Jackson, 2. Cummins,
3. Bacon, 4. Holtsclaw,
5. Hines, 6. Parker,
7. McIntyre, 8. Briscoe,
9. Simmons. 2:15.78
   SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Thomas, 2. Darland,
3. Simon, 4. Jones,
5. Cottle, 6. Courtney,
7. Gross, 8. Leary, 9. Williams. NT
   THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Clauson, 3. Burton, 4. Shuman, 5. Babcock,
6. Budde, 7. Schuerenberg, 8. Grant. NT
   FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stockon, 3. Drake, 4. Short, 5.
Stanbrough, 6. Sterrett, 7. Price-Miller, 8. Chambers. 2:20.51
   SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Parker, 2. Leary, 3. McIntyre, 4. Schuerenberg, 5.
Stanbrough, 6. Hines, 7. Grant, 8. Cottle, 9. Sterrett, 10. Courtney, 11.
Briscoe, 12. Price-Miller, 13. Babcock, 14. Gross, 15. Chambers, 16. Budde, 17.
Williams, 18. Simmons. 2:53.78
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Brady Short,
5. Dave Darland, 6. Levi Jones,
7. Wes McIntyre, 8. Landon Simon,
9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Casey Shuman, 12. Kyle Cummins,
13. Tracy Hines, 14. Nick Drake, 15. Chase Briscoe, 16. Danny Holtsclaw,
17. Shane Cottle, 18. Dakota Jackson,
19. Josh Burton, 20. Daron Clayton,
21. Seth Parker, 22. C.J. Leary,
23. Tyler Courtney, 24. Bryan Clauson, 25. Jon Stanbrough. NT

**Leary flipped on lap 15 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Thomas, Laps 20-24 Ballou, Laps 25-30 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-404; 2-Darland-382;
3-Schuerenberg-380; 4-Bacon-378; 5-Thomas-375; 6-Clauson-364; 7-Ballou-353;
8-Hines-351; 9-Cottle-245; 10-Leary-239.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 17 – Bloomington, IN – Bloomington
Speedway – “Larry Rice Classic”


USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 11,
  – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway – “Billet Cup”

    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.100; 2. Markus Niemela, 81,
Watt-16.198; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.301; 4. Dennis Howell,
62, Howell-16.361; 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.369; 6. Mike
Spencer, 7m, Priestley-16.440; 7. Andy Ferris, 4J, Ferris-16.499; 8. Ryan
Bernal, 73, Ford-16.514; 9. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.541; 10. Rusty Carlile,
51, Carlile-16.624; 11. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.818; 12. Ricky Kirkbride,
87, Van Meter-16.880; 13. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.949; 14. Jeff Sibley, 18,
Watt-17.052; 15. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.230; 16. Kolby Araki, 30k,
Araki-17.555; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.796; 18. Garrett Long, 38, Long-18.085.
 
    FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Barnes, 3. Carlile, 4. Howell, 5. Ferris, 6.
Araki. NT
 
    SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Bernal, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Day, 5.
Sibley, 6. Niemela. NT
 
    THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Kaeding, 3. Hurst, 4. Kirkbride, 5.
Spencer, 6. Long. NT
 
    FIRST QUALIFIER: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Niemela, 4.
Kirkbride, 5. Carlile, 6. Sibley, 7. Ferris, 8. Araki, 9. Spencer. NT
 
    SECOND QUALIFIER: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Liggett, 4.
Kaeding, 5. Howell, 6. Hurst, 7. Day, 8. Barnes, 9. Long. NT
 
    FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Dennis Howell, 4. Danny
Faria Jr., 5. Landon Hurst, 6. Rusty Carlile, 7. Andy Ferris, 8. Markus Niemela,
9. Kolby Araki, 10. Ricky Kirkbride, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Kevin Barnes, 13. Jace
Vander Weerd, 14. Matt Day, 15. Austin Liggett, 16. Mike Spencer, 17. Garrett
Long, 18. Richard Vander Weerd. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Hurst, Laps 14-15 Kaeding, Laps 16-36 Howell,
Laps 37-40 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-454, 2-R.Vander Weers-424,
3-Faria-377, 4-Kirkbride-376, 5-J.Vander Weerd-356, 6-Kaeding-355,
7-Niemela-344, 8-Carlile-314, 9-Liggett-208, 10-Hurst-201.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: June 8 – Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway


USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RESULTS: May 11,
 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway


   FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood),
4. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms),
5. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn),
6. Kyle Danielson (#17K Danielson),
7. Michael Curtis
(Turner/Wheeler). NT
 
   SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
3. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ High),
4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
5. Bran Swinehart (#68 Beal),
6. James Aragon (#94 Aragon),
7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

    THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
2. Charles Davis Jr., (#50 Massey),
3. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto),
6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT
 
   DASH: (6 laps)
1. St. James, 2. Pelkey,
3. Bonneau, 4. Martin ,
5. Reinbold, 6. Johnson,
7. Davis, 8. Wirth. NT
 
   FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Chris Bonneau,
3. Bruce St. James, 4. Mike Martin,
5. Shon Deskins, 6. Andy Reinbold,
7. Ronnie Clark, 8. Stevie Sussex,
9. Brian Hosford, 10. Bryan Swinehart, 11. Charles Davis Jr., 12. Mike Bonneau, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Jody Wirth,
15. Stephen Harms, 16. Kyle Danielson, 17. Justin Quinn, 18. Josh Pelkey,
19. Nick Aiuto, 20. James Aragon. NT
 
**Aiuto flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 St. James, Laps 8-19 C. Bonneau, Laps 20-30
Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-297, 2-Clark-255,
3-Davis-254, 4-Martin-228,
5-Swinehart-225, 6-Pelkey-220,
7-C.Bonneau-214, 8-Quinn-209,
9-Deskins-209, 10-Sussex-192.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: May 25 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway
Park


USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: May 11, 2013
 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

   FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Randy Shilling (#21 Shilling),
2. Adam Barth (#21K Barth),
3. Mike Gass (17G Gass)
4. Tyler Huffman (#64 Huffman),
5. Brad Nichols (#37 Nicols),
6. Courtney Erfurth (25K Barth). NT
 
  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy (#40S Stealy),
2. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
3. Eric Saunders (#349 Saunders)
4. Jerod Glasford (#14G Glasford),
5. Scott Allison (#13 Allison). NT
 
   FEATURE: (20 laps)
1. Tyler Huffman,  2. Billy Cribbs,
3. Randy Shilling, 4. Dawson Stealy,
5. Mike Gass,      6. Courtney Erfurth,
7. Adam Barth,     8. Scott Allison,
9. Brad Nichols,  10.Jerod Glasford,
11. Eric Saunders. NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Huffman.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: May 18 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: May 11, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
   HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Sydney Arnett (#88 Arnett),
2. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),
3. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders). NT
 
   FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders,
2. Nick Katrakis,
3. Sydney Arnett. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Saunders.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: May 18 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway



May 7 2013
USAC Sprint Car Roundup by DICK JORDAN    

 
TULARE THUNDERBOWL HOSTS CRA MAY 18;
GARDNER NOTCHES 26TH PERRIS CRA VICTORY

 by DICK JORDAN    
  Damion Gardner’s lead in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint standings entering the May
18 race at the Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl Raceway stands at 12 points after he
scored his third consecutive series victory Saturday at Perris (Calif.) Auto
Speedway.
 
  Gardner, of Concord, Calif., led the final 22 laps of the 30-lap “Don Flanders
Classic” in his Scott Sales Company/CSI Shocks Spike/J & D. He was the fastest
qualifier and first heat winner and passed Mike Spencer on lap nine for the lead
which he never relinquished. Spencer was second ahead of Nic Faas, Cody
Williams, who led the first three laps, and Austin Williams.
 
  The win was Gardner’s 26th in USAC/CRA action at Perris as he extended his all-time lead over Spencer, who has 24 career wins at the half-mile dirt oval.
 
  USAC’s last Tulare USAC/CRA outing was in 2010, a race in which Gardner flipped
and Bud Kaeding took the victory. Kaeding currently sits fourth in the latest
AMSOIL USAC/CRA standings.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS
1-Damion Gardner-471, 2-Nic Faas-459,
3-Mike Spencer-363, 4-Bud Kaeding-356,
5-R.J. Johnson-300, 6-Cody Williams-300,
7-Austin Williams-276, 8-Brody Roa-250, 9-Charles Davis Jr.-232, 10 M Mitchell-231.



WEST COAST SPRINT “BILLET CUP” AT KINGS SATURDAY;
BERNAL STILL ON TOP OF CLASSICS WITH PLACERVILLE WIN

 
   This Saturday’s “Billet Cup” at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. offers Ryan
Bernal another change to build on his growing 2013 repertoire which already
includes six USAC main event wins. He enters the event with a 30-point lead over
Richard Vander Weerd in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car standings.
 
  Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., is three wins behind Bryan Clauson in the 2013
USAC season as those two have blistered the competition so far.
 
  Bernal remains undefeated in the 2013 USAC Western Classic Sprint Series after
winning Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. He
trailed Max Adams for four laps, then led the final 26 in his King Racing
Products/A & A Precision Machine Spike/Raney. James Sweeney finished second
ahead of Adams, fast qualifier D.J. Johnson and Jim Trulli.
 
  So far this year Bernal has recorded three West Coast Sprint wins at Tulare and
one at Bakersfield and will be aiming for a third consecutive series win at
Hanford.
 
 Bernal’s 26-point Western Classic Sprint point lead will carry to the next
event on June 14 at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.
 
 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-404, 2-Richard Vander
Weerd-374, 3-Danny Faria Jr.-327, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-306, 5-Bud Kaeding-305,
6-Markus Niemela-294, 7-Rusty Carlile-264, 8-Ricky Kirkbride-226, 9-Marty
Hawkins-200, 10-Chris Ennis-162.
 
2013 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-140, 2-D.J.
Johnson-114, 3-Tony Hunt-102, 4-Colton Slack-93, 5-Matt Streeter-93, 6-Jim
Richardson-81, 7-Shauna Hogg-74, 8-Gordon Rodgers-68, 9-James Sweeney-67,
10-Tanner Swanson-62.


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
Arizona Speedway welcomes the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars back to its 3/8-mile dirt in Queen Creek, Ariz. this Saturday. The track’s USAC debut in April found Mike Martin winning the inaugural feature event.
 
   R.J. Johnson currently stands atop the series points, 13 ahead of Charles Davis
Jr. Johnson was sixth and Davis third in the April race.
 
   Davis can tie for the all-time Arizona lead in terms of USAC feature wins with
a victory Saturday. He has seven, while drivers Damion Gardner, Bryan Clauson,
Dave Steele and A.J. Foyt each have eight.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-229, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-216, 3-Ronnie Clark-207, 4-Josh Pelkey-196, 5-Bryan Swinehart-188, 6-Justin
Quinn-186, 7-Mike Martin-169, 8-Tom Ogle-162, 9-Shon Deskins-156, 10-Chris
Bonneau-150.


600s CONTINUE SATURDAY AT PLYMOUTH;
STEALY, ARNETT ANNEX PLYMOUTH 600 SPRINTS

   USAC’s 600 Sprint series continue this Saturday at the Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway
after Dawson Stealy and Sydney Arnett posted victories in last Saturday night’s
action.
   Stealy led all 20 laps to score his second straight “open” victory. Arnett’s
wire-to-wire victory came in the 15-lap “restricted” feature.
   Trailing Stealy were Craig Ronk, Sara Elrod, Ethan Foster and Jerod Glasford.
Point leader Garrett Saunders finished second to Arnett, while Nick Katrakis,
Tyler Fitzpatrick and Joel Rogers rounded out the “top-five.”
   Arnett became the first female to win a USAC feature race this year and the
first since Audra Sasselli’s Western Classic Sprint win at Madera, Calif. last
September.






May 6 2013
USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: May 4,
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

   HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Dakota Busche    (#16B Busche),
2. Jordon Lambert   (#L23 Lambert),
3. Sara Elrod       (#23S Elrod),
4. Craig Ronk       (#27R Ronk),
5. Ethan Foster     (#11E Foster),
6. Dawson Stealy    (#40S Stealy),
7. Jerod Glasford   (#14G Glasford). NT
 
    FEATURE: (20 laps)
1.Dawson Stealy, 2. Craig Ronk,
3.Sara Elrod,    4. Ethan Foster,
5.Jerod Glasford,6. Dakota Busche,
7.Jordon Lambert. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Stealy.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS:
1-Dawson Stealy    129,
2-Jordon Lambert-  115,
3-Billy Cribbs-     60,
4-Tyler Huffman-    48,
5-Gary Gibson       34.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: May 25 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway

USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: May 4, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

   HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),  
2. Tyler Fitzpatrick (#57 Fitzpatrick)
3. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
4. Joel Rogers (#R22Rogers),
5. Sydney Arnett (#88 Arnett),
6. Nicholas Schaefer (#6 Schaefer). NT
 
    FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Sydney Arnett, 2. Garrett Saunders,
3. Nick Katrakis, 4. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 5. Joel Rogers, 6. Nicholas Schaefer. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Arnett.
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Garrett Saunders-128, 2-Nick
Katrakis-123, 3-Joel Rogers-109, 4-Nicholas Schaefer-100.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: May 18 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway



May 5 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 4,
– Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Don Flanders Classic”
from USAC
   QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.287; 2. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.312;
3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.508;
4. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-16.629;
5. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-16.642;
6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.721;
7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.759;
8. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-16.835;
9. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-16.892;
10. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.923;
11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.961; 12. Mike Martin, 16B, Martin-16.976;
13. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-17.000;
14. Josh Pelkey, 12a, Allen-17.062;
15. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.091;
16. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.096;
17. R VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-17.272; 18. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.306;
19. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.310;
20. Kenny Perkins, 0k, Perkins-17.443; \21.J VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-17.589; 22. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.680;
23. Austin Smith, 14, Springstead-17.688; 24. Jesse Denome, 6x, Denome-17.801;
25. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.863; 26. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.932; 27. Mike Collins, 04, Collins-18.429;
28. Gary Potter, 6,
Potter-18.807; 29. Jerry Welton, 62, Welton-18.916.
   FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Davis, 4. Kaeding, 5.
R.Williams, 6. J. Vander Weerd, 7. Bluntach, 8. Welton. 2:53.12
   SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Wilson, 2. Faas, 3. C.Williams, 4. Johnson, 5.
Pelkey, 6. Blinn, 7. Everhart. NT
   THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Mitchell, 3. Smith, 4. A.J. Bender, 5.
Bezio, 6. A.Williams, NT
   FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cardey, 2. Martin, 3. Niemela, 4. Denome, 5. Potter,
6. Perkins, 7. Roa. Nt
   SEMI: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Pelkey, 3. R.Williams, 4. Roa, 5. J.Vander
Weerd, 6. Blinn, 7. Bluntach, 8. Perkins, 9. Everhart, 10. Collins, 11. Welton,
12. Potter NT
   FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Cody
Williams, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Rip Williams, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Bud
Kaeding, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. David Cardey, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. R.J.
Johnson, 13. Mike Martin, 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 15. Brody Roa, 16. A.J. Bender,
17. Charles Davis Jr., 18. Seth Wilson, 19. Jesse Denome, 20. Billy Blinn, 21.
Josh Pelkey, 22. Austin Smith. NT
 
**Potter flipped during the semi.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 C.Williams, Laps 4-8 Spencer, Laps 9-30 Gardner.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Gardner-471, 2-Faas-459, 3-Spencer-363,
4-Kaeding-356, 5-Johnson-300, 6-C.Williams-300, 7-A.Williams-276, 8-Roa-250,
9-Davis-232, 10-Mitchell-231.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: May 18, 2013 – Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl
Speedway


USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 4,
 – Placerville, California – Placerville Speedway

   QUALIFICATIONS:
1. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-11.662;
2. James Sweeney, 11, Lewis-11.690;
3. Jim Trulli, 33T, Trulli-11.723;
4. Matt Streeter, 14jr, Streeter-11.794; 5. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-11.850;
6. C.J. Humphreys,85, Happy Camper-11.942; 7. Marc Mackay, 86, Mackay-12.062;
8. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-12.096; 9. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps-12.126;
10. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-12.473;
11. Colton Slack, 17, Slack-12.609;
12. Myles Bishop, 18, Bishop-12.862;
13. Gordon Rodgers, 94, Dusin-13.060;
14. Shauna Hogg, 5, Hogg-16.361;
15. Justin Johnson, 25, Johnson-NT.
 
   FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hogg, 2. Adams, 3. Richardson, 4. Sweeney, 5. Streeter,
6. Bishop, 7. Humphreys, 8. J.Johnson. NT
   SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mackay, 2. Bernal, 3. Trulli, 4. Slack, 5. Hunt, 6.
Rodgers, 7. D.J. Johnson. NT
 
  FEATURE  30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. James Sweeney, 3. Max Adams, 4. D.J.
Johnson, 5. Jim Trulli, 6. Marc Mackay, 7. Tony Hunt, 8. C.J. Humphreys, 9.
Justin Johnson, 10. Jim Richardson, 11. Gordon Rodgers, 12. Shauna Hogg, 13.
Matt Streeter, 14. Colton Slack, 15. Myles Bishop. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Adams, Laps 5-30 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-140, 2-D.J. Johnson-114,
3-Hunt-102, 4-Slack-93, 5-Streeter-93, 6-Richardson-81, 7-Hogg-74, 8-Rodgers-68,
9-Sweeney-67, 10-Tanner Swanson-62.
 
NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: June 14, 2013 – Watsonville, CA -Ocean
Speedway



May 2 2013
WEATHER HALTS USAC at CAMERON, EAGLE SPRINTS
  from USAC
  Once again, weather has intervened and forced cancellation of AMSOIL USAC
National Sprint Car races this weekend at Cameron, Mo. and Eagle, Neb.
  Frigid temperatures and snow flurries are forecast for mid-America this
weekend, so race organizers at the two venues are attempting to reschedule their
events but dates have not yet been finalized.
  “It’s been a frustrating streak for all of us,” says USAC’s Jason McCord. “The
weather has been unseasonably cold and while we are disappointed by the delays
we appreciate the efforts of our race organizer partners in working toward the
rescheduling.”
  Levi Jones won last year’s race at U.S. 36 Raceway, while Bryan Clauson won
last year’s inaugural USAC Sprint race in Nebraska.
  The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series resumes with an MSCS co-sanctioned
race May 11 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.
--USAC--

Apr 30 2013
USAC SPRINT CAR ROUNDUP  from DICK JORDAN Folllowing

36TH “VUKOVICH CLASSIC” SATURDAY AT MADERA

    The 26th running of this Saturday’s “Vukovich Classic” salutes one of auto racing’s most celebrated families as the USAC Western Midgets and BCRA Midgets
combine on the one-third mile paved Madera (Calif.) Speedway oval.
   Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif., the defending winner of the race, currently
stands fifth in the standings, trailing point leader Kody Swanson by 43 points.
   Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., won this year’s USAC Western Midget Pavement
opener, held March 23 at Madera.
 
2013 USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS:
1-Kody Swanson-72,
2-Frankie Guerrini-59,
3-Dan Gundo-43,
4-J.R. Williams-36,
5-Chad Nichols-29,
6-Ken Nichols-27,
7-Nick Chivello-1.
 
CAMERON, EAGLE ON TAP FOR AMSOIL SPRINTS;
THOMAS TAKES GAS CITY, RAIN INTERRUPTS LINCOLN PARK

   The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars head for mid-America this weekend to
compete Friday at US 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo. and Saturday in the “Rumble in the Bull Ring” at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway.
   Chase Stockon of Sullivan, Ind. leads seven drivers separated by just 36 points
going into the two races. Stockon finished 12th last Friday at Gas City, Ind.
and technically shares the point lead with Hunter Schuerenberg, who was ninth at
Gas City.
   Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. recorded his second consecutive series
feature win Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Driving the Rotondo Weirich/Black
   Jack Oil Maxim/Fisher, Thomas caught Robert Ballou on lap 23 and led the last
eight laps for the win over fast qualifier and new track record holder Thomas
Meseraull. Ballou took third ahead of Jerry Coons Jr. and Dave Darland.
   Saturday night’s race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. was
interrupted by rain during the second heat race. Bryan Clauson was the night’s
fastest qualifier.
   Trailing Stockon and Schuerenberg in the standings are Clauson (three back),
Brady Bacon (four back), Tracy Hines (10 back), Darland (21 back) and Thomas (36
behind).
   Clauson won last year’s race at Eagle, while Levi Jones was the 2012 winner at
Cameron.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings:
1 Chase Stockon-343,
2-Hunter Schuerenberg-343,
3-Bryan Clauson-340,
4-Brady Bacon-339,
5-Tracy Hines-323,
6-Dave Darland-322,
7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-307,
8-Robert Ballou-285,
9-Shane Cottle-226,
10-C.J. Leary-222.


“DON FLANDERS CLASSIC” SATURDAY AT PERRIS

   Saturday night’s “Don Flanders Classic” pays tribute to one of the sport’s most
ardent supporters as the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars roar back to life at Perris
(Calif.) Auto Speedway.
   Alexander Racing teammates Damion Gardner and Nic Faas enter Saturday’s race
separated by just four points in the latest standings. They have two 1-2
finishes already this season, including the last Perris race, and neither has
finished worse than fourth in any race this year!
   Gardner has a pair of seconds in this year’s Perris outings as he tries to
protect the all-time lead in terms of Perris USAC/CRA feature wins. He enters
Saturday’s race with 25 career Perris wins, one more than defending five-time
series champion Mike Spencer, who has yet to win this year.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-397,
2-Nic Faas-393,
3-Bud Kaeding-312,
4-Mike Spencer-294,
5-R.J. Johnson-266,
6-Cody Williams-242,
7-Brody Roa-226,
8-Austin Williams-224,
9-Bryan Clauson-210,
10-Charles Davis Jr.-207.  
 
 
CLASSICS AT PLACERVILLE SATURDAY; HANFORD NEXT FOR WCSP;
BERNAL GETS #4 AT HANFORD

 
   Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. enters this Saturday’s USAC Western Classic
Sprint race at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway as the 2013 point leader. Last
Saturday he remained atop USAC’s West Coast Sprint Car series standings after
scoring a 30-lap victory at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.
   Bernal, who now has five USAC victories in the past six weeks, led the final 14
laps at Bakersfield in his King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine
Spike/Raney. He led laps 1-13, then yielded to Danny Faria Jr. for three laps
before taking back the top spot. Richard Vander Weerd finished second ahead of
Bud Kaeding, Faria and Markus Niemela.
   Bernal’s lead in the Western Classics stands at eight over Colton Slack. Last
year’s Placerville Western Classic outing went to Kyle Hirst.
   The West Coast Sprint cars are idle this week but resume May 11 at Kings
Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
 
 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings:
 1-Ryan Bernal-404,
2-Richard Vander Weerd-374,
3-Danny Faria Jr.-327,
4-Jace Vander Weerd-306,
5-Bud Kaeding-305,
6-Markus Niemela-294,
7-Rusty Carlile-264,
8-Ricky Kirkbride-226,
9-Marty Hawkins-200,
10-Chris Ennis-162.
 
2013 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal-71,
2-Colton Slack-63,
3-Tanner Swanson-62,
4-Matt Streeter-59,
5-Tony Hunt-56,
6-D.J. Johnson-55,
7-Nathan Washam-52,
8-Jim Richardson-42,
9-Klint Simpson-40,
10-Scott Hall-40.


SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RESUME MAY 11 AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY;
JOHNSON #1 IN CANYON 30-LAPPER

    R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. vaulted into the lead in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series points following Saturday night’s 30-lap victory at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
   Johnson passed Charles Davis Jr. on the 17th lap of the “Canyon Clash” and led
the final 14 laps in his Weiler Farms/Pecon Builders Maxim/Pro-Flyer. Bryan Swinehart took second ahead of Chris Bonneau, Nathan High and Justin Quinn.
   Charles Davis Jr., who trails Johnson by 13 points in the new standings, led 10
of the first 16 laps, while Mike Martin led five.
   The series resumes May 11 as it returns to Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. where Martin was the winner April 13.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-229, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-216, 3-Ronnie Clark-207, 4-Josh Pelkey-196, 5-Bryan Swinehart-188, 6-Justin
Quinn-186, 7-Mike Martin-169, 8-Tom Ogle-162, 9-Shon Deskins-156, 10-Chris
Bonneau-150.

LINCOLN PARK SPRINTS RESCHEDULED JULY 4

   The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars will return to Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. July 4, replacing the event interrupted by rain last Saturday
night.
   The July 4 event will be a “complete” program, including qualifications, heats,
semi and feature.
   Rain halted last Saturday night’s program at the 5/16-mile dirt oval during the second heat race. Bryan Clauson had posted the B & W Auto Mart fastest qualifying time and Landon Simon won the first heat prior to the weather.
 
   Race organizer Joe Spiker has announced tickets from last Saturday night will
be honored for the July 4 race, or for that matter any one of the remaining USAC
races at Lincoln Park. “Indiana Midget Week” visits Lincoln Park June 13 and
“Indiana Sprint Week” stops there July 18.
 --USAC--


600 SPRINTS CONTINUE THIS SATURDAY;
STEALY, SAUNDERS EARN INAUGURAL PLYMOUTH WINS;

   The 2013 USAC 600 Sprint Series continues this Saturday at Plymouth (Ind.)
Motor Speedway after weather finally cooperated to allow series openers to be
conducted last Saturday.
   Dawson Stealy and Garrett Saunders emerged victorious in the inaugural feature events. Stealy won the 15-lap Open crown and Saunders was the Restricted winner.
   Trailing Stealy in the 15-lap race was Jordon Lambert, Billy Cribbs, Mike Gass
and Adam Barth. Saunders was trailed in his 10-lapper by Nick Katrakis, Sydney
Arnett, Bud McCune and Joel Rogers.
 
2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT OPEN POINTS: 1-Dawson Stealy     -67,
2-Jordon Lambert    -63,
3-Billy Cribbs      -60,
4-Tyler Huffman     -48,
5-Gary Gipson       -34.

2013 TRAXXAS USAC 600 SPRINT RESTRICTED POINTS:
1-Garrett Saunders -67,
2-Nick Katrakis    -62,
3-Joel Rogers      -55,
4-Nicholas Schaefer-10.


Apr 29 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 27,
 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway
from USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell      -14.560;
2. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford          -14.650;
3. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria    -14.730;
4. Brody Roa, 91R, Roa            -14.875;
5. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman        -14.975;
6. R Vander Weerd, 10,VanderWeerd -15.046;
7. Derek Buckley, 76, Buckley     -15.046;
8. Matt Day, 97, Day              -15.055;
9. J Vander Weerd, 88,VanderWeerd- 15.115;
10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes     -15.258;
11. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt      -15.396;
12. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-15.482;
13. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins    -15.530;
14. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile    -15.570;
15. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis        -15.779;
16. Mike Broome, 43B, Broome      -15.932;
17. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett   -16.094.

 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Kaeding, 3. Niemela, 4. Faria, 5.
Buckley, 6. Hawkins, 7. Howell, 8. Ennis, 9. Liggett. NT

 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Day,
4. Kirkbride, 5. Roa, 6. Broome,
7. Barnes, 8. Carlile. NT

 DASH: (6 laps)
1. R.Vanderweerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Kaeding, 4. Faria, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Niemela, 7. Day, 8. Kirkbride. NT
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Danny Faria Jr.,
5. Markus Niemela, 6. Rusty Carlile,
7. Brody Roa, 8. Dennis Howell,
9. Ricky Kirkbride, 10. Derek Buckley,
11. Chris Ennis, 12. Marty Hawkins,
13. Kevin Barnes, 14. Mike Broome,
15. Matt Day, 16. Jace Vander Weerd,
17. Austin Liggett. NT

**J. Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Bernal, Laps 14-16 Faria, Laps 17-30 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-404, 2-R.Vander Weerd-374,
3-Faria-327, 4-J.Vander Weerd-306, 5-Kaeding-305, 6-Niemela-294, 7-Carlile-264,
8-Kirkbride-226, 9-Hawkins-200, 10-Ennis-162.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: May 11 – Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway –
“Billet Cup

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 27, 
– Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Canyon Clash”

 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.082;
2. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-14.126; 3. Stevie Sussex, 1AZ, Sussex-14.184;
4. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-14.219;
5. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-14.263;
6. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.274;
7. B St. James, 7K, St. James14.304;
8. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-14.353;
9. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.463;
10. Justin Quinn, 93, Quinn-14.499;
11. Ronnie Clark, 6, Clark-14.506;
12. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.507;
13. Jason Grady, 45, Grady-14.515;
14. Bob Ream Jr., 8, BRAT-14.530;
15. Bryan Swinehart, 68, Beal-14.546;
16. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.562; 17. M Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-14.583; 18. Nick Auito, 27, Aiuto-14.592;
19. Nathan High, 1A, High-14.609;
20. James Aragon, 94, Aragon-14.610;
21. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-14.676;
22. Jody Wirth, 5X, Wirth-14.711;
23. Stephen Harms, 60, Harms-14.868;
24. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-14.908;
25. Kyle Danielson, 17K, Danielson-15.218; 26. Darrell Sickles, 29S, Sickles-16.192; 27. Mark Morin, 28, Morin-16.878;
28. Johnny Shelton, 9, Shelton-18.438.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Deskins, 3. Martin, 4. Hosford, 5. Grady,
6. Curtis, 7. Danielson. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Aiuto, 2. Quinn, 3. Davis, 4. Ream, 5. M. Bonneau, 6.
Wirth, 7. Sickles. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. High, 2. Clark, 3. Swinehart, 4. St. James, 5. Sussex,
6. Harms, 7. Morin. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Ogle, 3. Aragon, 4. C. Bonneau, 5.
Reinbold, 6. Mihocko, 7. Shelton. NT
 
DASH: (6 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Martin, 3. Pelkey, 4. Deskins, 5. C. Bonneau, 6.
St. James, 7. Johnson, 8. Quinn. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Reinbold,   2. Grady,
3. Harms,      4. M. Bonneau,
5. Mihocko,    6. Sussex,
7. Wirth,      8. Sickles,
9. Danielson, 10. Curtis,
11. Shelton,  12. Morin. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson,    2. Bryan Swinehart,
3. Chris Bonneau,   4. Nathan High,
5. Justin Quinn,    6. Brian Hosford,
7. Ronnie Clark,    8. Josh Pelkey,
9. Mike Bonneau,   10. Shon Deskins,
11. Stevie Sussex, 12. Bruce St. James, 13. Mike Martin,   14. Tom Ogle,
15. Andy Reinbold, 16. James Aragon,
17. Stephen Harms, 18. Ty Mihocko,
19. C Davis, Jr.,  20. Nick Aiuto,
21. Jason Grady,   22. Bob Ream Jr. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Davis, Laps 6-11 Martin, Laps 12-16 Davis, Laps
17-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-229, 2-Davis-216,
3-Clark-207, 4-Pelkey-196, 5-Swinehart-188, 6-Quinn-186, 7-Martin-169,
8-Ogle-162, 9-Deskins-156, 10-C.Bonneau-150.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: May 11 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona
Speedway

USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: April 27, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jordon Lambert (#L23 Lambert),
2. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
3. Courtney Erfurth (25K Barth)
4. Adam Barth (21K Barth),
5. Jason Montel (#27M Montel),
6. Jerod Glasford (14G Glasford),
7. Keith Ousley (#14 Ousley). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy (#40 Stealy),
2. Mike Gass (#17G Gass),
3. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
4. Tyler Huffman (#64 Huffman),
5. Scott Allison (#13 Allison),
6. Chase Ridenour (#11R Ridenour),
7. Gary Gipson (#3 Gipson). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy,  2. Jordon Lambert,
3. Billy Cribbs,   4. Mike Gass,
5. Adam Barth,     6. Courtney Erfurth,
7. Chase Ridenour, 8. Tyler Huffman,
9. Jason Montel,   10.Jerod Glasford,
11. Scott Allison, 12. Keith Ousley,
13.  Brad Nichols. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS: 1-Stealy-67, 2-Lambert-63, 3-Cribbs-60,
4-Huggman-48, 5-Gipson-34.
 
NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: May 4 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
 
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: April 27, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
2. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),
3. Joel Rogers (#22 Rogers),
4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),  
5. Sydney Arnett (#88 Arnett)  
6. Nicholas Shaefer (#6 Schaefer), NT
 
FEATURE: (10 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders, 2. Nick Katrakis,
3. Sydney Arnett,    4. Bud McCune,
5. Joel Rogers. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A
 NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Saunders-67, 2-Katrakis-62,
3-Rogers-55, 4-Schaefer-10.
 NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: May 4 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway


USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE RESULTS: April 27,
– Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway

 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Jordon Lambert (#L23 Lambert),
2. Billy Cribbs (#16 Cribbs),
3. Courtney Erfurth (25K Barth)
4. Adam Barth (21K Barth),
5. Jason Montel (#27M Montel),
6. Jerod Glasford (14G Glasford),
7. Keith Ousley (#14 Ousley). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy (#40 Stealy),
2. Mike Gass (#17G Gass),
3. Brad Nichols (#37 Nichols),
4. Tyler Huffman (#64 Huffman),
5. Scott Allison (#13 Allison),
6. Chase Ridenour (#11R Ridenour),
7. Gary Gipson (#3 Gipson). NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps)
1. Dawson Stealy,  2. Jordon Lambert,
3. Billy Cribbs,   4. Mike Gass,
5. Adam Barth,     6. Courtney Erfurth,
7. Chase Ridenour, 8. Tyler Huffman,
9. Jason Montel,   10.Jerod Glasford,
11. Scott Allison, 12. Keith Ousley,
13.  Brad Nichols. NT
 
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A
 
NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) POINTS: 1-Stealy-67, 2-Lambert-63, 3-Cribbs-60,
4-Huggman-48, 5-Gipson-34.
 NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Open) RACE: May 4 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway
USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE RESULTS: April 27, 2013 – Plymouth, Indiana -
Plymouth Speedway
 
HEAT RACE: (8 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders (#11 Saunders),
2. Nick Katrakis (#44K Katrakis),
3. Joel Rogers (#22 Rogers),
4. Bud McCune (#37 McCune),  
5. Sydney Arnett (#88 Arnett)  
6. Nicholas Shaefer (#6 Schaefer), NT
 
FEATURE: (10 laps)
1. Garrett Saunders, 2. Nick Katrakis,
3. Sydney Arnett,    4. Bud McCune,
5. Joel Rogers. NT
 
 FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A
 NEW USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) POINTS: 1-Saunders-67, 2-Katrakis-62,
3-Rogers-55, 4-Schaefer-10.
 NEXT USAC 600 SPRINT (Restricted) RACE: May 4 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway


Apr 28 2013
 AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 27, 2013
– Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway

  QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.865; 2. Dave
Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.892; 3. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-12.914; 4. Robert
Ballou, 5, Baldwin-12.951; 5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.982; 6. Chase
Stockon, 32, 31 TBI Racing-12.993; 7. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.005; 8.
Thomas Meseraull, 17T, McGhee-13.012; 9. Chris Windom, 39, Walker-13.100; 10.
Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.125; 11. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.125; 12.
Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-13.126; 13. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.152; 14. Max
McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.230; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.241; 16. Chad Boespflug,
57, Hazen-13.251; 17. Josh Burton, 04, Burton-13.291; 18. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E,
Edison-13.321; 19. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.325; 20. Casey
Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.345; 21. Landon Simon, 41, SST-13.352; 22. Kyle
Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.360; 23. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.362; 24. Brady
Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.401; 25. C.J. Leary, 30,
Leary-13.423; 26. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-13.435; 27. Seth Parker, 38p,
Parker-13.462; 28. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.524; 29. A.J. Martin,
70, TMR-13.525; 30. Daylon Chambers, 4c, Chambers-13.592; 31. Bradley Sterrett,
90, Leer-13.723; 32. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-13.895; 33. Anthony Nicholson, 16,
Nicholson-14.120; 34. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-NT; 35. Dakota Jackson, 3,
Jackson-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Simon, 2. Burton, 3. Windom, 4. Leary, 5. Nicholson, 6.
Martin, 7. Bacon, 8. Courtney, 9. Clauson. 2:09.22
 
RACING PROGRAM INTERRUPTED BY RAIN DURING SECOND HEAT – RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE
ANNOUNCED MONDAY




Apr 27 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RESULTS: April 26,  – Gas City, Indiana
– Gas City I-69 Speedway
  
    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 17T, McGhee-11.441; 2. Bryan Clauson, 20,
Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-11.601; 3. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-11.615; 4. Jerry
Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.620; 5. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-11.684; 6. Brady
Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.7037. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-11.706; 8. Kevin Thomas
Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-11.719; 9. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-11.738; 10.
Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-11.788; 11. Chase Stockon, 32, 31 TBI Racing-11.811; 12.
Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.827; 13. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-11.836; 14. Chad
Boespflug, 57, Hazen-11.841; 15. Chris Windom, 39, Walker-11.861; 16. Nick
Drake, 55, Cline-11.899; 17. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-11.925; 18. Hunter
Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-11.937; 19. Landon Simon, 41, SST-11.972; 20. A.J.
Hopkins, 42G, Jackson-12.151; 21. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-12.160; 22. Ted
Hines, 12, Hines-12.167; 23. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.170; 24. Max McGhee, 17,
McGhee-12.235; 25. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.262; 26.
Travis Welpott, 18x, Gorman-12.286; 27. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team
Automotive-12.444; 28. Tyler, Hewitt, 97x, Hewitt-12.467; 29. Anthony Nicholson,
16, Nicholson-12.796.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Courtney, 3. Meseraull, 4. Ballou, 5.
Cottle, 6. Taylor, 7. Jarrett, 8. Nicholson. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Weir, 3. Clauson, 4. Boespflug, 5.
Ted Hines, 6. Bacon, 7. Welpott. 2:03.48
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Windom, 3. Stockon, 4. Darland, 5. Simon, 6.
Gurley, 7. Gulick. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. McGhee, 3. Hopkins, 4. Coons, 5.
Drake, 6. Hewitt, 7. Thomas. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Bacon, 3. Thomas, 4. Taylor, 5. Gulick, 6.
Jarrett, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Gurley. 9. Nicholson, 10. Simon, 11. Welpott, 12.
Drake, 13. Hewitt. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Robert Ballou,
4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Dave Darland, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Gary Taylor, 8. Tracy
Hines, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. Shane Cottle, 12. Chase
Stockon, 13. Chris Windom, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. C.J. Leary, 16. Tyler
Courtney, 17. Max McGhee, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Scotty Weir, 20. Justin Grant,
21. Landon Simon, 22. Coleman Gulick, 23. A.J. Hopkins. NT
 
**Thomas flipped during the fourth heat. Drake flipped during the semi. Simon
flipped during the semi. Hopkins flipped on lap 1 of the feature.Gulick flipped
on lap 2 of the feature. Weir flipped on the 22nd lap of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Ballou, Laps 23-30 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Schuerenberg-283, 2-Stockon-282,
3-Bacon-277, 4-Clauson-274, 5-Tracy Hines-263, 6-Darland-257, 7-Thomas-247,
8-Ballou-222, 9-Cottle-162, 10-Leary-162.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 27 – Putnamville, IN – Lincoln Park
Speedway


Apr 23 2013
GARDNER SWEEPS YUMA 30-LAPPERS
 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are idle this week and resume action May 4 at
Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. When they do, former series champ Damion Gardner
will try to protect the four-point lead he enjoys over teammate Nic Faas as a
result of two victories last weekend.
   Gardner, of Concord, Calif., tied A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele and Bryan Clauson as
the winningest USAC drivers in Arizona history with his seventh and eighth wins
in the Grand Canyon State this past weekend. He won both Friday and Saturday
night at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma in his Scott Sales Company/CSI Shocks Spike/J
& D.
   Friday found Gardner leading Team Alexander to a 1-2 finish, beating Faas to
the checkered flag. He led all 30 laps to beat Faas, defending series king Mike
Spencer, Bud Kaeding and Charles Davis, Jr.
   On Saturday Gardner caught Kaeding on lap seven and led the final 24 laps to
beat Kaeding, Spencer, Faas and R.J. Johnson.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner    -397,
2-Nic Faas                -393,
3-Bud Kaeding        -312,
4-Mike Spencer       -294,
5-R.J. Johnson        -266,
6-Cody Williams       -242,
7-Austin Williams     -224,
8-Brody Roa            -226,
9-Bryan Clauson     -210,
10-Charles Davis Jr.-207.



USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS IN “CANYON CLASH” SATURDAY
from DICK JORDAN USAC    
   Charles Davis Jr. resumes his quest for the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Championship this Saturday when the series returns to Canyon Speedway Park in
Peoria, Ariz. for the 3rd Annual “Canyon Clash.”
   Davis has a 32-point lead over Ronnie Clark in the standings and hopes to tie four other drivers in the race to become USAC’s all-time Arizona feature victory
leader. At present A.J. Foyt, Bryan Clauson, Damion Gardner and Dave Steele have eight career Arizona wins, while Davis has seven.
   Davis recorded his seventh Arizona USAC win in March at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. So far this year at Peoria, Davis has posted a second, third,
fourth, fifth, two sixths and a ninth.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-190,
2-Ronnie Clark         -158,
3-R.J. Johnson         -158,
4-Josh Pelkey           -149,
5-Mike Martin           -130,
6-Tom Ogle              -130,
7-Justin Quinn         -130,
8-Bryan Swinehart  -125,
9-Nick Aiuto,
10-Shon Deskins     -114.


USAC SPRINTS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY, PUTNAMVILLE SATURDAY;
ELDORA’S “BRANSON/LARSON” WEATHERED OUT

 from DICK JORDAN USAc
   Chase Stockon leads the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to a pair of Indiana races this weekend, holding an eight-point lead over Hunter Schuerenberg in the latest standings.
   Last Saturday’s “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” at the Eldora Speedway in
Rossburg, Ohio fell victim to inclement weather, with freezing temperatures
forcing the cancellation.
   This Friday night’s race is at Gas City I-69 Speedway and Saturday’s race is at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville.
   Last year’s results would favor Schuerenberg at this weekend’s two tracks. He won at Gas City and had an eighth at Putnamville in 2012 while Stockon’s best
finish in three starts at the two tracks in 2012 was a 10th at Gas City.
   Lurking in the wings is three-time USAC National Drivers Champion Bryan
Clauson, just 17 points behind Stockon. Clauson has racked up an amazing nine
USAC feature victories in various series this year. In 2012 he had a victory and
a fifth at Gas City and a third at Putnamville.
    Brady Bacon is only 19 points behind the leader and Tracy Hines 31, with a
total of 148 points available in the two events.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Chase Stockon-247,
2-Hunter Schuerenberg-239, 3-Bryan Clauson-230, 4-Brady Bacon-228, 5-Tracy
Hines-216, 6-Dave Darland-200, 7-Kevin Thomas-185. 8-Robert Ballou-163, 9-Tyler
Courtney-133, 10-C.J. Leary-131.



USAC WC SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD, CLASSICS EYE 5/4 PLACERVILLE;
BERNAL POSTS WEST COAST & CLASSIC VICTORIES

 from DICK JORDAN USAC
   Ryan Bernal holds the lead in two USAC Western Sprint Car series after sweeping a pair of wins last weekend in California.
   The Hollister, Calif. driver piloted his King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine Spike/Raney to Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Western Classic opener at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, then came back to take Saturday’s 30-lap USAC
West Coast Sprint feature at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.
   He takes a 24-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd into this Saturday’s West Coast event at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway, while the Western Classics return to action May 4 at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.
   Bernal passed Tanner Swanson on lap four and led the rest of the way at
Watsonville. Colton Slack took second ahead of Swanson, Matt Streeter and D.J.
Johnson. Defending series king Tony Hunt finished sixth.
   Markus Niemela led the first 15 laps at Tulare, then Bernal led the rest to beat fast qualifier Richard Vander Weerd, Niemela, Marty Hawkins and Rusty Carlile.
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-332, 2-Richard Vander
Weerd-308, 3-Jace Vander Weerd-277, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-267, 5-Bud Kaeding-242,
6-Markus Niemela-240, 7-Rusty Carlile-218, 8-Ricky Kirkbride-185, 9-Marty
Hawkins-168, 10-Landon Hurst-151.
 
2013 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings:
1-Ryan Bernal            -71,
2-Colton Slack           -63,
3-Tanner Swanson   -62,
4-Matt Streeter        -59,
5-Tony Hunt             -56,
6-D.J. Johnson         -55,
7-Nathan Washam  -52,
8-Jim Richardson    -42,
9-Klint Simpson      -40,
10-Scott                  -40.



Apr 21 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 20,
– Yuma, Arizona – Cocopah Speedway

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-17.030;
2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-17.094;
3. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-17.339;
4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.420;
5. Bud Kaeding, 29, BK-17.523;
6. Mike Martin, 16B, Martin-17.602;
7. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-17.725;
8. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.779;
9. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-17.828;
10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.897;
11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-18.023;
12. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-18.046;
13. Bob Ream, 8, BRAT-18.163;
14. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-18.327;
15. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-18.332;
16. A.J. Bender, 12, Bender-18.950;
17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-NT.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faas, 3. Kaeding, 4. Davis, 5. Bezio, 6.
R.Williams, 7. Ream, 8. C.Williams. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Spencer, 3. Johnson, 4. A.Williams, 5.
Mitchell, 6. Rossi, 7. Bender, 8. Wilson. NT
 
 DASH: (6 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. Gardner, 3. Johnson, 4. Spencer, 5. Martin, 6.
Faas. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Nic
Faas, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Matt Mitchell, 8. Austin
Williams, 9. Rip Williams, 10. Brody Roa, 11. Matt Rossi, 12. Bob Ream Jr., 13.
Cody Williams, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Seth Wilson, 16. David Bezio, 17. A.J.
Bender. NT

**Bender flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Kaeding, Laps 7-30 Gardner.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:
1-Gardnre             -397,
2-Faas                   -393,
 3-Kaeding           -312,
4-Spencer            -294,
5-Johnson           -266,
6-C.Williams         -242,
7-A.Williams         -224,
8-Roa                   -224,
9-Bryan Clauson -210,
10-Davis               -207.

    MSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: May 4, 2013 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway



USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 20,
– Tulare, California – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.329;
2. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria                            -15.367;
3. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd      -15.453;
4. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford                                   -15.499;
5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell                            -15.570;
6. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt                            -15.716;
7. Greg Alexander, 13a, Rickard                      -15.882;
8. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt                                     -16.046;
9. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins                      -16.063;
10. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst                         -16.130;
11. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile                             -16.228;
12. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter                  -16.332;
13. Jonathan Logan,32, Evett/Logan            -16.356;
14. Seth Hancock, 51s, Hancock                     -16.597;
15. Trent Carter, 13, Carter                             -16.649;
16. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes                        -16.661;
17. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson                  -16.891.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Hawkins,
2. R.Vanderweerd,
3. Carlile,
4. J.Vander Weerd,
 5. Alexander,
 6. Howell,
7. Logan,
8. Carter. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Niemela,
2. Faria,
3. Bernal,
4. Hurst,
5. Kirkbride,
6. Barnes,
7. Hancock,
 8. Sibley. NT
 
 DASH: (6 laps)
1. Niemela,
2. Hurst,
3. J. Vanderweerd,
 4. Carlile,
 5. Bernal,
6. R.Vander Weerd,
7. Hawkins,
8. Faria. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Markus Niemela,
4. Marty Hawkins, 5. Rusty Carlile, 6. Trent Carter,
7. Dennis Howell, 8. Danny Faria Jr., 9. Jace Vander Weerd,
10. Landon Hurst, 11. Greg Alexander, 12. Ricky Kirkbride,
13. Jonathan Logan, 14. Jim Richardson, 15. Seth Hancock,
16. Kevin Barnes. NT

**Sibley flipped during the second heat. Hancock, Hurst, Alexander and Faria all
flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Niemela, Laps 16-30 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Bernal-                    -332,
 2-R.Vander Weerd   -308,
3-J.Vander Weerd     -277,
4-Faria                        -267,
5-Bud Kaeding          -242,
6-Niemela                  -240,
7-Carlile                     -218,
8-Kirkbride                -185,
9-Hawkins                 -168,
10-Hurst                    -151.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 27 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway



Apr 20 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 19, 2013
– Yuma, Arizona – Cocopah Speedway

 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.451; 2. Damion Gardner, 4a,
Alexander-16.673; 3. Bud Kaeding, 29, BK-17.008; 4. Mike Spencer, 50,
Chaffin-17.058; 5. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.189; 6. Brody Roa, 91R,
BR-17.269; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.283; 8. Mike Martin, 16B,
Marftin-17.340; 9. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.348; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37,
Mitchell-17.366; 11. Bob Ream, 8, BRAT-17.415; 12. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.430;
13. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.516; 14. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-17.549; 15.
David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.596; 16. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.658; 17. Rip
Williams, 3, Jory-NT; 18. A.J. Bender, 12, Bender-NT.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Faas, 3. C.Williams, 4. Kaeding, 5.
A.Williams, 6. Bezio, 7. Ream, 8. Wilson. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Davis, 3. Rossi, 4. Gardner, 5. Martin, 6.
Roa, 7. Mitchell, 8. Bender. NT
 
 DASH: (6 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Johnson, 3. Spencer, 4. Kaeding, 5. Faas, 6.
C.Williams. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Bud
Kaeding, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Cody Williams, 8. Brody Roa,
9. Mike Martin, 10. Matt Mitchell, 11. Austin Williams, 12. Bob Ream, 13. David
Bezio, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. A.J. Bender (#12), 16. Seth Wilson. NT

**Bender flipped during the second heat. Rossi flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Gardner.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Faas-329, 2-Gardner-325, 3-Kaeding-247,
4-Spencer-228, 5-C.Williams-214, 6-Bryan Clauson-210, 7-Johnson-209, 8-Roa-191,
9-Ryan Bernal-181, 10-A.Willams-180.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: April 20, 2013 – Yuma, AZ – Cocopah Speedway



USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 19, 2013
– Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway


    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nathan Washam, 33x, Hood-14.814; 2. Ryan Bernal, 73,
Ford-14.837; 3. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps-15.030; 4. Matt Streeter, 14jr,
Streeter-15.101; 5. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.129; 6. Joe Stornetta, 3F,
Finkenbinder-15.249; 7. Tanner Swanson, 69, Kaiser-15.355; 8. Klint Simpson, 84,
Simpson-15.482; 9. Colton Slack, 17, Slack-15.485; 10. Gordon Rodgers, 94,
Dusin-15.949; 11. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-16.152; 12. Shauna Hogg, 5,
Hogg-16.191; 13 Tom Baker, 3T, Baker-16.389; 14. Scott Hall, 56x, Hall-18.921;
15. A.J. Kirkpatrick, 12k, Kirkpatrick-NT.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Hunt, 3. Slack, 4. Johnson, 5. Washam, 6.
Richardson, 7. Kirkpatrick, 8. Baker. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hogg, 2. Hall, 3. Bernal, 4. Streeter, 5. Simpson, 6.
Rodgers, 7, Stornetta. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Colton Slack, 3. Tanner Swanson, 4. Matt
Streeter, 5. D.J. Johnson, 6. Tony Hunt, 7. Nathan Washam, 8. Jim Richardson, 9.
Klint Simpson, 10. Scott Hall, 11. Gordon Rodgers, 12. Shauna Hogg, 13, Tom
Baker, 14. A.J. Kirkpatrick. NT

**Stornetta flipped during the second heat. Rodgers flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 T.Swanson, Laps 4-30 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-71, 2-Slack-63, 3-T.Swanson-62,
4-Streeter-59, 5-Hunt-56, 6-Johnson-55, 7-Washam-52, 8-Richardson-42,
9-Simpson-40, 10-Hall-40.
 
NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: May 4, 2013 – Placerville (CA) Speedway





Apr 16 2013
HINES SEEKS 4TH “BRANSON-LARSON” SPRINT AT ELDORA
 from DICK JORDAN
    Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. seeks a record fourth “Don Branson/Jud Larson
Classic” victory this Saturday when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars visit
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Last year he became the second three-time
race winner (Jay Drake also won three) and his 85 total USAC National race
victories are tops among “active” USAC drivers.
 
 Hines is also chasing Tom Bigelow’s all-time career leading 52 series victories
and stands at 45, just one back of Jack Hewitt after winning twice at Ocala,
Fla. in February. He’s fifth in the current series points, 31 behind point
leader Chase Stockon. Hines’ three “Branson/Larson” wins came in 2001, 2008 and
last year.
 
 Robert Ballou and Jerry Coons Jr. also have two previous “Branson/Larson” wins
and could join the three-time winners list Saturday.
 
 Third-ranking Bryan Clauson (Ocala) and seventh-ranking Kevin Thomas Jr.
(Lawrenceburg) also have 2013 series victories and will be among challengers
Saturday.
 
 The Eldora race salutes the late drivers who lost their lives in 1966 USAC
Sprint racing accidents. Branson, USAC’s 1959 Midwest and 1964 National Sprint
Car Champion, scored 13 victories in the Sprint cars. Larson earned 15 USAC
Sprint wins. Both were veterans of the Indianapolis 500. Larson won three times
in USAC Sprint competition at Eldora and Branson won twice.
 
 Chase Stockon stands eight points ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg entering the
Eldora race. Both drivers have “top-ten” finishes in all four races held this
season.
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Chase Stockon-247,
2-Hunter Schuerenberg-239, 3-Bryan Clauson-230, 4-Brady Bacon-228, 5-Tracy
Hines-216, 6-Dave Darland-200, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-185, 8-Ballou-163, 9-Tyler
Courtney-133, 10-C.J. Leary-131.


FAAS-GARDNER SHOOTOUT AT COCOPAH THIS WEEKEND
 by DICK JORDAN
 The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series makes its second appearance at Cocopah
Speedway in Yuma, Ariz. this weekend and Mark Alexander teammates Nic Faas and
Damion Gardner are ready to square off for the series point lead.
 
 Races at the 3/8-mile dirt oval are set for Friday and Saturday nights and the
two point leaders are separated by just four points after the first four races.
 
 Faas, the winner at Perris, Calif. April 6, also has a pair of seconds and a
third, while Gardner, seeking to increase his all-time series victory lead which
stands at 41, has a pair of seconds and a pair of fourths so far this year.
 
 Brody Roa captured last year’s USAC CRA debut at Yuma where Faas was the
fastest qualifier and finished sixth. Gardner did not compete in the 2012 Yuma
race but after competing full-time in USAC National racing last year he has
returned to compete full-time in the 2013 USAC/CRA series.
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Nic Faas-259, 2-Damion Gardner-255,
3-Bryan Clauson-210, 4-Bud Kaeding-187, 5-Ryan Bernal-181, 6-Rickie Gaunt-167,
7-Cody Williams-166, 8-Mike Spencer-163, 9-R.J. Johnson-154, 10-Brody Roa-148.

TULARE WEST COAST REPEAT & WATSONVILLE CLASSICS;
TULARE GIVES RICHARD VANDER WEERD 2 STRAIGHT

  by DICK JORDAN
 Two USAC western sprint car series compete in California this weekend as the
West Coast Sprints return to the Tulare Thunderbowl Saturday and the Western
Classics open their 2013 series Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.
 
 Ryan Bernal continues to pace the West Coast Sprint standings while Tony Hunt
is the defending king of the Western Classics.
 
 Bernal finished second in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Tulare, trailing fast
qualifier Richard Vander Weerd, the Visalia, Calif. driver who posted his second
straight series win.

  Vander Weerd led all 30 laps in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx
Maxim/Shark. Jace Vander Weerd followed Bernal in third, ahead of Markus Niemela
and Bud Kaeding.
 
 Bernal, who recovered from a qualifying flip, holds a 21-point lead over
Kaeding in the new standings going into this Saturday’s race at Tulare.
 
 Bernal won last year’s Watsonville opener and other 2012 Ocean Speedway winners
were Mike Spencer (twice) and Brent Kaeding.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-263, 2-Bud Kaeding-242,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-238, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-232, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-216,
6-Markus Niemela-177, 7-Rusty Carlile-164, 8-Ricky Kirkbride-152, 9-Austin
Liggett-139, 10-Chris Ennis-130.


PEORIA NEXT FOR USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;
MARTIN TAKES ARIZONA SPEEDWAY 30-LAPPER

 by DICK JORDAN
 Thirty-two points separate USAC Southwest Sprint point leaders Charles Davis
Jr. and drivers Ronnie Clark and R.J. Johnson (tied for second) entering an
April 27 race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
 
 Davis finished third in last Saturday night’s 30-lapper at Arizona Speedway in
Queen Creek, Ariz. as Yuma, Ariz. driver Mike Martin swept to victory in his
Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim/Shaver.
 
 Martin led the final 18 laps after passing Mike Bonneau on lap 13. Stevie
Sussex took second ahead of Davis, Clark and Shon Deskins.
 
 Johnson won the series opener at Peoria in March. Davis was second and Clark
third!
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-190, 2-Ronnie
Clark-158, 3-R.J. Johnson-158, 4-Josh Pelkey-149, 5-Justin Quinn-131, 6-Mike
Martin-130, 7-Tom Ogle-130, 8-Bryan Swinehart-125, 9-Nick Aiuto, 10-Shon
Deskins-114.




Apr 15 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 13
 – Tulare, California – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway

 QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.484;
2. Markus Niemela,  81, Watt       -15.526;
3. J Vander Weerd,  88, VanderWeerd-15.626;
4. Austin Liggett,  83, Liggett    -15.814;
5. Bud Kaeding,     29, Bowman     -15.885;
6. Dennis Howell,   62, Howell     -16.057;
7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria     -16.069;
8. Andy Ferris,     4J, Ferris     -16.179;
9. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter  -16.200; 10. Kevin Barnes,   36B, Barnes    -16.451;
11. Tom Hendricks,  14K, Kruseman  -16.456;
12. Marty Hawkins,  3M, Hawkins    -16.490;
13. Rusty Carlile,  51, Carlile    -16.637;
14. Chris Ennis,    86, Ennis      -16.752;
15. Jeff Sibley,    18, Watt       -17.008;
16. Trent Carter,   13, Carter     -17.019;
17. Matt Day,       97, Day        -17.282;
18. Ryan Bernal,    73, Ford       -NT.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Carlile, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Liggett, 5.
Barnes, 6. Carter. NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ennis, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ferris, 4. Hendricks, 5.
Niemela, 6. Day. NT
 
 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Hawkins, 3. Kirkbride, 4. J.Vander Weerd,
5. Sibley, 6. Howell. NT.
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Jace Vander
Weerd, 4. Markus Niemela, 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Danny Faria Jr., 7. Dennis Howell,
8. Rusty Carlile, 9. Trent Carter, 10. Andy Ferris, 11. Tom Hendricks, 12. Jeff
Sibley, 13. Kevin Barnes, 14. Matt Day, 15. Marty Hawkins, 16. Chris Ennis, 17.
Ricky Kirkbride, 18. Austin Liggett. NT

**Bernal flipped during qualifications. Liggett and Ennis flipped during the
feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 R. Vander Weerd.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-263, 2-Kaeding-242, 3-R.Vander
Weerd-238, 4-J.Vander Weerd-232, 5-Faria-216, 6-Niemela-177, 7-Carlile-164,
8-Kirkbride-152, 9-Liggett-139, 10-Ennis-130.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 20 – Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway



USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 13
– Queen Creek, Arizona Arizona Speedway

 from USAC
 FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78
Bonneau), 3. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St James), 5.
Nathan High (#97 High), 6. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 7. Jody Wirth (#5X
Wirth), 8. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT
 
 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
3. Charles Davis Jr., (#50 Massey), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Tom Ogle (#48
Ogle), 6. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Lealand
Fuller (#3 Fuller), 9. Michael Dayney (#36D Dayney). NT
 
 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ
Sussex), 3. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 4. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 5. Bryan Swinehart
(#68 Beal), 6. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8.
Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 9. Kyle Danielson (#17K Danielson). NT
 
 DASH: (6 laps) 1. M. Bonneau, 2. Clark, 3. Davis, 4. Aiuto, 5. C. Bonneau, 6.
Martin, 7. Deskins, 8. Sussex. NT
 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Quinn, 2. Wirth, 3. Curtis, 4. Fuller, 5. Dayney, 6. Morin,
7. Harms, 8. Grady, 9. Hosford, 10. High, 11. Danielson. NT
 
 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Martin, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4.
Ronnie Clark, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bob Ream Jr., 8. Josh Pelkey,
9. Tom Ogle, 10. Chris Bonneau, 11. Justin Quinn, 12. Bryan Swinehart, 13. Nick
Aiuto, 14. Jody Wirth, 15. Michael Dayney, 16. Michael Curtis, 17. Lealand
Fuller, 18. Tom Lee, 19. Bruce St. James, 20. Andy Reinbold, 21. Mike Bonneau,
22. Mark Morin. NT

**Danielson flipped during the third heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 M. Bonneau, Laps 13-30 Martin.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Davis-190, 2-Clark-158,
3-Johnson-158, 4-Pelkey-149, 5-Martin-130, 6-Ogle-130, 7-Quinn-130,
8-Swinehart-125, 9-Aiuto, 10-Deskins-114.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: April 27 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway
Park



Apr 11 2013
USAC 600 Sprints at PLYMOUTH'S CABIN FEVER WEEKEND CANCELLED
 from USAC News <raceresults@usacracing.com
Track owner Ed Kennedy and the team at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway regret to
announce that the Cabin Fever race scheduled for this weekend April 12-13,
including the USAC Open and Restricted 600 Sprints, has been cancelled due to
weather that has limited the amount of time required to put the track in the
best condition possible. Plymouth Speedway apologizes to race teams and fans for
any inconveniences this may cause them.
 
Please note, we are very interested in trying to hold an open practice session,
possibly Sunday, April 14, depending upon the amount of moisture we get this
week.  The practice session will allow us to groom the track under non-race
conditions as well as get needed track time on the new surface.  Preliminarily,
we will hold the open practice Sunday April 14 from 1-5pm with gates opening at
11am so teams can arrive early and register for the season.  Pit pass will be
$20 with FREE for grandstands. The plan is to have the Grand Opening Saturday
night April 20th with Mods, USAC 600 sprints, Super Streets and Thunder Cars.
Pits open at 3pm Grandstand 4 pm Racing at 7 pm. For more information go to
www.plymouthspeedway.net





Apr 9 2013
“BRANSON/LARSON USAC SPRINTS AT ELDORA APRIL 20;
THOMAS GRABS 30-LAP LAWRENCEBURG THRILLER

 from DICK JORDAN
Chase Stockon of Sullivan, Ind. earned his initial AMSOIL USAC National Sprint
victories last year and carries the series point lead into the April 20 “Don
Branson/Jud Larson Classic” at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
 Stockon finished second to Kevin Thomas Jr. in last Saturday’s 30-lap feature
at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and stands eight points ahead of Hunter
Schuerenberg in the new standings. Schuerenberg was fourth at “The Burg.”
 Stockon posted a pair of fourths and an eighth in three 2012 Eldora starts on
his way to last year’s USAC “Most Improved Driver” honors.
 Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind., who ranks fifth in the standings despite his
disappointing 12th-place Lawrenceburg finish, hopes to resume his pursuit of Tom
Bigelow in the battle for all-time supremacy in the series. Bigelow amassed 52
total wins during his career, while Hines’ two this year have him at 45, just
one behind second-ranking Jack Hewitt, who won 46.
 Thomas, following his spectacular last-lap Lawrenceburg victory, hopes to
improve in his 2012 Eldora performance which produced two 20th-place finishes
and a 21st. In 2012 Thomas recorded his first USAC victory in the “Indiana
Sprint Week” feature at Bloomington, Ind.
 Thomas emerged from a three-way battle for the lead exiting the final turn of
Saturday’s race to win the 30-lapper in his Mike Dutcher-RW-Tri-Star Motorsports
Rotondo Weirich/Black Jack Oil Maxim/Fisher. Stockon, who led nine laps of the
race, held on for second ahead of Brady Bacon, Schuerenberg and Bryan Clauson.
Coleman Gulick paced 20 laps of the race but slipped to sixth at the finish.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Chase Stockon-247,
2-Hunter Schuerenberg-239, 3-Bryan Clauson-230, 4-Brady Bacon-228, 5-Tracy
Hines-216, 6-Dave Darland-200, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-185, 8-Ballou-163, 9-Tyler
Courtney-133, 10-C.J. Leary-131.




USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO TULARE SATURDAY

 from DICK JORDAN
 The 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car series continues this Saturday night at
Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
 Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. will try to maintain his “undefeated” 2013
Tulare status after scoring a pair of March victories at the one-third mile dirt
oval.
 Bernal’s point lead is 13 points ahead of defending series champion Bud Kaeding
entering this Saturday’s race. Kaeding has three third-place finishes in three
2013 starts.
 Richard Vanderweerd and Markus Niemela, currently fourth and eighth in the
standings, each have a second-place Tulare finish this year.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-198, 2-Bud Kaeding-185,
3-Jace Vander Weerd-169, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-166, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-163,
6-Ricky Kirkbride-127, 7-Rusty Carlile-118, 8-Markus Niemela-117, 8-Austin
Liggett-114, 10-Landon Hurst-113.



USAC CRA SPRINTS HEAD FOR YUMA APRIL 19-20;
FAAS, GARDNER TEAM 1-2 IN PAS 30-LAPPER

 from DICK JORDAN    13-39
 Nic Faas and Damion Gardner will lead the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars to
Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona for back-to-back races April 19-20. The two
Mark Alexander team drivers completed a 1-2 “sweep” of last Saturday night’s
30-lap feature at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and Faas emerged with a
four-point lead over the 2005 champion.
 Faas trailed David Cardey for the first 28 laps in the “Power of Purple Night”
race at the half-mile dirt oval, then took the lead exiting turn four on the
white flag lap in his Scott Sales Company/CSI Shocks Spike/J & D. Trailing the
Huntington Beach, Calif. driver at the finish were Gardner, Cardey, who ran
short on fuel in the closing laps, Ryan Bernal and Cody Williams.
 The Cocopah races will be the second for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprints at the
3/8-mile dirt track. Brody Roa won last year’s debut.
 Saturday’s win was Faas’ seventh in series competition. Gardner holds the
all-time lead with 41, compared to Cory Kruseman’s 34. Mike Spencer of Temecula,
Calif., seeking a record sixth consecutive USAC/CRA title this year, has 33
career wins and finished sixth in Saturday’s Perris feature after posting the
fastest qualifying time.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Nic Faas-259, 2-Damion Gardner-255,
3-Bryan Clauson-210, 4-Bud Kaeding-187, 5-Ryan Bernal-181, 6-Rickie Gaunt-167,
7-Cody Williams-166, 8-Mike Spencer-163, 9-R.J. Johnson-154, 10-Brody Roa-148.



DAVIS GOES FOR USAC #8 in ARIZONA SATURDAY AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

 from DICK JORDAN
 Saturday’s “Spring Fling” at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. offers
Buckeye, Ariz. driver Charles Davis, Jr. a couple of significant achievements.
 He first will look to expand his lead in the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car
points, holding a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson entering Saturday’s race. In
addition, a victory would tie him with A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele and Bryan Clauson
as the all-time leaders in USAC’s Arizona racing history. Foyt, Steele an
Clauson each have eight, while Davis scored his seventh last month at Casa
Grande, Ariz.
 Saturday’s race will be USAC’s first at the new 3/8-mile dirt Arizona oval
located at ET Motorpark southeast of Phoenix.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-130, 2-R.J.
Johnson-110; 3-Josh Pelkey-103, 4-Ronnie Clark-101, 5-Justin Quinn-96, 6-Brian
Hosford-93, 7-Bryan Swinehart-92, 8-Tom Ogle-90, 9-Nick Aiuto-87, 10-Mike
Bonneau-69.




Apr 8 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 6, 2013 – Perris, California –
Perris Auto Speedway – “Power of Purple Night”

 from USAC
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.095; 2. Brody Roa, 91R,
BR-16.256; 3. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.276; 4. Damion Gardner, 4a,
Alexander-16.314; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.382; 6. Ryan Bernal, 73,
Ford-16.399; 7. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-16.423; 8. David Cardey, 92,
Sertich-16.429; 9. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-16.534; 10. Cody Williams, 44,
Jory-16.572; 11. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.666; 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 10,
Vander Weerd-16.673; 13. Greg Alexander, 72, Ford-16.709; 14. Austin Williams,
2, Jory-16.731; 15. John Aden, 7a, Aden-16.742; 16. Mike Martin, 16B,
Martin-16.776; 17. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-16.835; 18. Jace Vander Weerd, 88,
Vander Weerd-16.876; 19. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-16.899; 20. Matt Mitchell, 37,
Mitchell-16.994; 21. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.068; 22. R.J. Johnson, 51,
Martin-17.089; 23. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.254; 24. Kenny Perkins, 0k,
Perkins-17.275; 25. Cal Smith, 39, CalSun-17.403; 26. Jeff Sibley, 18,
Watt-17.536; 27. Corey
Ballard, 20, Ballard-17.553; 28. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.595; 29. Austin
Smith, 14, Springstead-17.841; 30. Matt Stewart, 27, Stewart-17.884; 31. Mike
Collins, 04, Collins-17.890; 32. Royal Adderson, 40, Adderson-18.004; 33.
Brandon Thomosn, 12x, Blair-18.075; 34. Gary Potter, 6, Potter-18.113; 35. Jerry
Welton, 62, Welton-18.292; 36. J.J. Ercse, 36, Springstead-NT; 37. A.J. Bender,
12, Bender-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Spencer, 2. R.Williams, 3. Bezio,
4. Alexander, 5. Gaunt, 6. A.Smith,
7. C.Smith, 8. Bender. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Johnson, 2. C.Williams, 3. A.Williams,
4. Bernal, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Roa,
7. Sibley, 8. Potter, 9. Stewart. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faas, 2. Mitchell, 3. Niemela,
4. Kaeding, 5. Blinn,
6. Ballard, 7. Aden,
8. Welton. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps)
1. D.Gardner, 2. Cardey, 3. Wilson,
4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Perkins,
6. Martin, 7. Everhart,
8. Adderson. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Gaunt, 2. Aden, 3. Roa, 4. Perkins,
5. Bender (#12), 6. Everhart, 7. A.Smith,
8. J.Vander Weerd, 9. Thomson,
10. C.Smith, 11. Blinn, 12. Sibley,
13. Potter, 14. Welton, 15. Adderson,
16. Martin, 17. Ballard. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
 1. Nic Faas, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. David Cardey, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Cody Williams, 6. Mike Spencer, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Austin Williams, 9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Seth Wilson, 11. Mike Martin, 12. A.J. Bender, 13. Rickie
Gaunt, 14. Richard Vander Weerd, 15. Markus Niemela, 16. Matt Mitchell, 17. R.J.
Johnson, 18. Tony Everhart, 19. Greg Alexander, 20. David Bezio, 21. Kenny
Perkins, 22. John Aden, 23. Rip Williams. NT

**Adderson flipped during the semi. Martin flipped during the semi. R.Williams
flipped during the feature. Aden flipped during the feature. Alexander flipped
during the feature. Wilson flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Cardey, Laps 29-30 Faas.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Faas-259, 2-D.Gardner-255, 3-Bryan
Clauson-210, 4-Kaeding-187, 5-Bernal-181, 6-Gaunt-167, 7-C.Williams-166,
8-Spencer-163, 9-Johnson-154, 10-Roa-148.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: April 19, 2013 – Yuma, AZ – Cocopah Speedway




Apr 7 2013
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 6
– Lawrenceburg, Indiana – Lawrenceburg Speedway
 from USAC
    QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.966;
2. Thomas Meseraull, 17, McGhee-13.978; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.015;
4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.099; 5. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-14.130;
6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.209;7. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-14.215;
8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.248; 9. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-14.257;
10. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.280; 11. Kevin Thomas,Jr.,17RW,Dutcher14.285;
12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.337; 13. BryanClauson,20Stewart/CurbAgggie14.347;
14. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-14.381; 15. Landon Simon, 41, SST-14.415;
16. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.498; 17. Kyle Robbins, 17R,Tri-Star-14.549;
18. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.602; 19. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-14.608;
20. Christopher Bell, 67, Kunz-14.637; 21. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.741;
22. Dallas Hewitt, 2m, Marshall-14.746; 23. Matt Westfall, 54, B Performance-14.756;
24. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.761; 25. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-14.777;
26. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-14.865; 27. David Applegate, 11x, Applegate-14.925;
28. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-14.967; 29. Drew Abel, 04, Abel-15.033;
30. Pat Giddens, 2G, Giddens-15.156; 31. Gary Taylor, 40, Hery-15.255;
32. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-15.375; 33. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-15.527;
34. Cody Gardner, 46, Gardner-15.748; 35. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.942;
36. Anthony Nicholson, 16, Nicholson-15.957; 37. Adam Cruea, 83, Cruea-16.214;
38. John Race, 42, Race-16.415; 39. Justin Owen, 26, Owen-NT (time of 14.965 disallowed);
40. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-NT.
 
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Drake, 2. Clauson,
3. Tracy Hines, 4. Robbins,
5. Windom, 6. Cottle,
7. Weir, 8. Abel,
9. Cruea, 10. Weber. 2:01.32
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Darland, 2. Meseraull,
3. Leary, 4. Ted Hines,
5. Jarrett, 6. Hewitt,
7. Jackson, 8. Giddens,
9. Gardner, 10. Race. NT
 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Stockon, 2. Thomas,
3. Gulick, 4. Simon,
5. Grant, 6. Taylor,
7. Westfall, 8. Hery,
9. Applegate. NT
 FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Ballou, 2. Bacon,
3. Schuerenberg, 4. Bell,
5. Hupp, 6. Coons,
7. Moffatt, 8. Courtney,
9. Hastings, 10. Nicholson. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. Cottle, 2. Grant,
3. Coons, 4. Windom,
5. Westfall, 6. Hupp,
7. Hewitt, 8. Courtney,
9. Hastings, 10. Nicholson,
11. Jackson, 12. Giddens,
13. Abel, 14. Hery,
15. Weir, 16. Gardner,
17. Applegate, 18. Taylor,
19. Moffatt, 20. Cruea,
21. Race, 22. Jarrett,
23. Weber. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Kevin Thomas Jr.,
2. Chase Stockon,3. Brady Bacon,
4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Bryan Clauson,
6. Coleman Gulick, 7. Thomas Meseraull,
8. Shane Cottle, 9. Landon Simon,
10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Dave Darland,
12. Tracy Hines, 13. Justin Grant,
14. Tyler Courtney, 15. Logan Hupp,
16. Ted Hines, 17. Nick Drake,
18. Kyle Robbins, 19. Christopher Bell,
20. Robert Ballou, 21. C.J. Leary,
22. Matt Westfall, 23. Chris Windom. NT

**Windom flipped on lap 8 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Gulick, Lap 12 Stockon, Laps 13-21 Gulick, Laps
22-29 Stockon, Lap 30 Thomas.
 
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-247, 2-Schuerenberg-239,
3-Clauson-230, 4-Bacon-228, 5-Hines-216, 6-Ballou-200, 7-Thomas-185,
8-Ballou-163, 9-Courtney-134, 10-Leary-131.
 
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 20 – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway –
“Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic”



Apr 2 2013
AMSOIL SPRINTS HEAD FOR THE “BURG” SATURDAY
 from DICK JORDAN
 Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. continues his pursuit of the all-time record
for AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car wins this Saturday when the series visits
Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. None of his 45 wins to date have come at the
3/8-mile dirt oval, although he did win a 2010 USAC National Midget race there.
 Hines ranks third in the current standings and a win Saturday would tie him
with Jack Hewitt on the all-time list at 46, six behind the leader Tom Bigelow.
He trails series leader Hunter Schuerenberg by just seven points in the 2013
standings after winning a pair of races in February at Ocala, Fla.
 chuerenberg, of Sikeston, Mo., posted fourth and fifth-place finishes in last year’s
 Lawrenceburg races and had a third and two fifths in the three Ocala openers.
 Chase Stockon of Sullivan, Ind. is second in the current standings, just four
behind Schuerenberg going into Saturday’s race. Stockon and Justin Grant were
the first-time winners in 2012 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint racing at
Lawrenceburg.
 Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., however, holds the title of winningest USAC
Sprint driver at the southeastern Indiana track. He has six victories there and
his 82 total USAC National wins in three categories trail only Hines’ 85 among
“active” USAC drivers.
 Fourth ranking Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. is tied with Hines, seven
points back of Schuerenberg. Clauson is having a record-breaking USAC season so
far and will seek his 10th USAC feature win Saturday at Lawrenceburg, which
includes the 2013 Sprint opener at Ocala.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Hunter Schuerenberg-182;
2-Chase Stockon-178; 3-Tracy Hines175, 4-Bryan Clauson-175; 5-Brady Bacon-167;
6-Dave Darland-160; 7-Robert Ballou-142; 8-Kevin Thomas Jr.-118; 9-C.J.
Leary-112; 10-Scotty Weir-110.



“POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” FOR CRA SPRINTS AT THE PAS

 from DICK JORDAN
 Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. hopes to hold onto an all-time lead while
trying to vault to the 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint point lead Saturday night
when the series competes in the “Power of Purple Night” benefitting the City of
Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society at the Perris (Calif.)
Auto Speedway.
 Gardner, who will focus on the USAC/CRA campaign this season, has 25 career
wins at Perris, one more than five-time series titlist Mike Spencer of Temecula,
Calif. Spencer has won seven of the past 11 races at the PAS, all since
Gardner’s last Perris win in 2011.
 Gardner trails Bryan Clauson by 23 points in the latest AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint
standings. He is tied in the current points with Nic Faas of Huntington Beach,
Calif., who scored three Perris wins in 2011 and one last year.
 Clauson scored a Perris win last year and the 2013 opener over Gardner and Faas
this season.
 Cory Kruseman is the only other 2012 winner at the half-mile dirt oval and he
has 16 career wins there. His 2013 Perris debut resulted in a flip during a heat
race.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Bryan Clauson-210, 2-Damion Gardner-187,
3-Nic Faas-187, 4-Bud Kaeding-146,
5-Rickie Gaunt-134, 6-R.J. Johnson-127,
7-Ryan Bernal-124, 8-Cody Williams-111,
9-Mike Spencer-104, 10-Charles Davis Jr.-102.
Mar 30 2013
USAC TO SANCTION TRAXXAS 600 SPRINTS AT PLYMOUTH
 from DICK JORDAN
 Seventeen weekly events and a special “race4life” are on the calendar for the
inaugural season of Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint racing in 2013 at the Plymouth
(Ind.) Speedway.
 One of the fastest growing motorsport disciplines in America will compete at
the 3/8-mile and 1/5-mile dirt Plymouth ovals beginning April 13 and continuing
through the August 24 Season Championships. The USAC 600 Sprints will only
compete on the special built 1/5-mile clay oval.
 The “Open” class will comprise both winged and non-winged events, while the
“Restrictor” class will utilize the wings only. Criteria for inclusion in
year-end point funds and prizes includes USAC membership and competition in at
least 75% of the scheduled events. The top five in the year-end points will each
receive a Traxxas remote-controlled truck as part of his championship package.
 Champions of the 2013 Traxxas 600 Sprint Series, both Open and Restricted, will
be honored at the USAC “Night of Champions” National Awards ceremony in December
in Indianapolis, Ind.
 The June 26-29 race4life “special event” will not offer championship points but
will be open to all comers, regardless of membership and the expected turnout of
more than 200 entries should mark this as a signature event on the calendar.
 The 2013 Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint Series combines competitors from various areas
in a collective effort to produce what promises to be a most entertaining series
on one of America’s most exciting dirt short tracks.
 I’m really excited about the prospects for this series,” says track owner Ed
Kennedy. “This series has the potential to be one of the best in America for
emerging talent and I can’t wait for it to get started!”
 The 17-race calendar of Saturday races follows its April 13 sendoff with events 
April 20 and 27, May 4, 18 and 25, June 1, 8 and 15, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and
August 3, 10, 17 and 24 in addition to the aforementioned June 26-29 “race4life”
special event.
 “It’s an exciting new avenue for aspiring drivers,” adds USAC President/CEO
Kevin Miller, “and we are proud to showcase the Traxxas affiliation with these
events. I look for this series to do nothing but mature and prosper in the years
ahead.”
 The cars competing in the 2013 Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint Series are open-wheel,
open-cockpit machines utilizing 600cc motorcycle engines, Open class weighing a
minimum of 750 pounds, with a maximum of 70-inches wheelbase and a minimum of 50
inches.
 For information regarding these new USAC series, including rules, please access
www.plymouthspeedway.net.
--USAC--



Mar 27 2013
                                                                           11 days until the Midwest USAC opener,
                   Featuring the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Lawrenceburg Speedway!!

                                                



Mar 26 2013
WEST COAST SPRINTS EYE THUNDERBOWL APRIL 13;
RICHARD VANDER WEERD TOPS BAKERSFIELD 30-LAPPER

from DICK JORDAN 
 Ryan Bernal will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint Series to its next race April
13 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., holding a 13-point lead over Bud
Kaeding in the new standings. Bernal finished second and Kaeding third in last
Saturday night’s race at Bakersfield, Calif.
 Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. led all but one lap at Bakersfield
Speedway in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark. Jace Vander
Weerd and Rusty Carlile trailed the top trio, taking fourth and fifth
respectively.
 
 Danny Faria Jr. was seventh and led lap 4 of the feature. Markus Niemela was
the fastest qualifier with a new track record. Faria and Niemela rank fourth and
eighth in the new standings.
 
 Bernal also has a pair of Tulare victories under his belt this season, winning
back-to-back features March 15-16.
 
 
2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-198, 2-Bud Kaeding-185,
3-Richard Vander Weerd-166, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-163, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-159,
6-Ricky Kirkbride-127, 7-Rusty Carlile-120, 8-Markus Niemela-117, 8-Austin
Liggett-114, 10-Landon Hurst-113.

 
 
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK APRIL 13;
CASA GRANDE WIN GIVES DAVIS POINT LEAD

 from DICK JORDAN
 Charles Davis of Buckeye, Ariz. will take a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson
into the April 13 race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. The race will
be USAC’s first at the new 3/8-mile dirt oval.
 
 Davis piloted Jim Massey’s car to victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at
Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. Davis passed Nick Aiuto on lap 23
and led the final eight laps for the win over Aiuto, Brian Hosford, Josh Pelkey
and Bryan Swinehart. Hosford led the first 18 laps of the race. Johnson was
seventh in Saturday’s race.
 
 The win was Davis’ seventh in USAC competition in Arizona, second only to Dave
Steele and A.J. Foyt, who have eight. Davis has a chance to tie for the all-time
lead with a win at Queen Creek.
 
 
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-130, 2-R.J.
Johns
on-110; 3-Josh Pelkey-103, 4-Ronnie Clark-101, 5-Justin Quinn-96, 6-Brian
Hosford-93, 7-Bryan Swinehart-92, 8-Tom Ogle-90, 9-Mike Bonneau-69, 10-Nick
Aiuto-67


Mar 25 2013

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESULTS: March 23
– Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Raceway
 

  FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto/Allen), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19
Underwood), 3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau)
7. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 8. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT
 
  SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber),
3. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 4. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. James Aragon (#94 Aragon),
7. Kyle Danielson (#17K Danielson), 8. Stevie Sussex (#1A Sussex). NT
 
  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
2. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal), 3. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms),
7. Mark Morin (#28
Morin). NT
 
  DASH: (6 laps) 1. Hosford, 2. Aiuto, 3. Deskins, 4. Harms, 5. Quinn, 6. Wirth,
7. Reinbold, 8. Clark. NT
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Nick Aiuto, 3. Brian Hosford,
 4. Josh Pelkey, 5. Bryan Swinehart, 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Tom Ogle,
9. Justin Quinn, 10. Ronnie Clark, 11. Mike Martin, 12. Mike Bonneau,
13. James Aragon, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Kyle Danielson, 16. Bruce St. James,
17. Shon Deskins, 18. Stephen Harms, 19. Mark Morin, 20. Andy Reinbold, 21. Tom Lee,
22. Jody Wirth, 23. Michael Curtis. NT

**Reinbold flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Hosford, Laps 19-22 Aiuto, Lap 23-30 Davis.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Davis-130, 2-Johnson-110;
3-Pelkey-103, 4-Clark-101, 5-Quinn-96, 6-Hosford-93, 7-Swinehart-92, 8-Ogle-90,
9-M.Bonneau-69, 10-Aiuto-67.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT CAR RACE: April 13 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona
Speedway



Mar 24 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 23,
 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

 frolm USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-12.890; 2. Danny Faria Jr., 17v,
Faria-13.005; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.030; 4. Bud Kaeding,
29, Bowman-13.091; 5. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.161; 6. Jace Vander Weerd,
88, Vander Weerd-13.176; 7. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-13.197; 8. Ryan Bernal, 73,
Ford-13.200; 9. Kevin Barmes, 36B, Barnes-13.410; 10. Rusty Carlile, 51,
Carlile-13.462; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.478; 12. Chris Ennis, 86,
Ennis-13.481; 13. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-13.510; 14. Austin DeBlauw, 65,
DeBlauw-13.801; 15. Landon Hurst, 179,  Hurst-13.803; 16. Mike Broome, 43B,
Broome-13.935; 17. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-13.962; 18. Matt Day, 97, Day-13.974;
19. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-14.040; 20. Adam Frith-Smith, 62,
Frith-Smith-14.422; 21. Seth Hancock, 51s, Hancock-20.203.
 
  FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kirkbride, 2. Carlile, 3. Broome, 4. Niemela, 5.
Kaeding, 6. Carter, 7. Logan. NT
 
  SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Bernal, 3. Roa, 4. Liggett, 5. DeBlauw, 6.
Sibley, 7. Frith-Smith. NT
 
  THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Day, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Hurst,
5. Barnes, 6. Ennis, 7. Hancock. NT
 
  DASH: (6 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. Kaeding, 4. Niemela, 5. Liggett,
6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Barnes, 8. Bernal. NT
 
  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4.
Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Rusty Carlile, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Chris
Ennis, 9. Jonathan Logan, 10. Ricky Kirkbride, 11. Matt Day, 12. Kevin
Barmes,13. Austin Liggett, 14. Landon Hurst, 15. Trent Carter, 16. Mike Broome,
17. Austin DeBlauw, 18. Seth Hancock, 19. Jeff Sibley, 20. Adam Frith-Smith, 21.
Markus Niemela. NT


Mar 19 2013
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CASA GRANDE SATURDAY;
JOHNSON TAKES SERIES POINTS OPENER AT CANYON
 

  by DICK JORDAN 
 R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. has a slim one-point lead over Charles Davis Jr.
in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings entering this Saturday’s race at
Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz.
 
 Johnson outduelled Davis in last Saturday’s 30-lap series opener at Canyon
Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., leading the final two laps in the Bill Michaels
entry. Davis finished second after leading 18 laps, followed by Ronnie Clark,
Justin Quinn and Nathan High.
 
 Saturday’s race will mark the debut of USAC Sprint racing at the 3/8-mile dirt
oval.
 
 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings:
 1-R.J. Johnson-66, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-65, 3-Ronnie Clark-62, 4-Nathan High-55,
 5-Justin Quinn-54, 6-Josh Pelkey-49, 7-Tom Ogle-46, 8-Bob Ream Jr.-43,
 9-Mike Bonneau-39, 10-Bryan Swinehart-37.

WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD FOR BAKERSFIELD;
BERNAL SWEEPS 2 TULARE THUNDERBOWL FEATURES
 

 by DICK JORDAN 
 Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. leads the 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Cars to
Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway this Saturday night after sweeping a pair of
series openers last weekend at the Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl Raceway.
 
 Bernal finished third in last year’s Bakersfield outing behind winner Bud
Kaeding, who trails by 10 points in the standings after a pair of thirds at
Tulare.
 
 Bernal piloted the Keith Ford King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine
Spike/Mopar in a wire-to-wire win Saturday and led the final five laps of an
abbreviated 15-lapper Friday after time constraints interrupted the scheduled
25-lapper.
 
 Markus Niemela led the first 10 laps and finished second Saturday ahead of
Kaeding, Danny Faria Jr. and Jace Vander Weerd. On Friday, Richard Vander Weerd
was second ahead of Kaeding, Austin Liggett and Jace Vander Weerd.
 
 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-134, 2-Bud Kaeding-124,
3-Jace Vander Weerd-111, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-108, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-95,
6-Markus Niemela-93, 7-Ricky Kirkbride-86, 8-Landon Hurst-83, 9-Austin
Liggett-80, 10-Marty Hawkins-79.



Mar 18 2013

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 16, 2013
– Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park

 
1st Heat: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey),
2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James),
3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins),
4. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth),
5. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen),
6. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn),
7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau),
8. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT),
9. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT
 
2nd Heat: (8 laps)
1. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal),
2. Nick Auito (#27 Aiuto/Allen),
3. Tom Lee (#53 Lee),
4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau),
5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
6. Nathan High (#1A High),
7. James Aragon (#94 Aragon),
 8. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT
 
3rd
heat: (8 laps)
1. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark),
2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin),
3. R. J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
5. Kyle Danielson (#17K Danielson),
6. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms),
7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin),
8. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ Sussex). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Johnson, 2. St. James, 3. Davis, 4. Swinehart, 5. Martin, 6.
Clark, 7. Aiuto, 8. Deskins. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps)
1. High, 2. Ream, 3. Reinbold, 4. M. Bonneau, 5. Hosford, 6.
Aragon, 7. Danielson, 8. Morin, 9. Sussex. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr.,
3. Ronnie Clark, 4. Justin Quinn,
5. Nathan High,6. Josh Pelkey,
7. Tom Ogle, 8. Bob Ream Jr.,
9. Mike Bonneau, 10. Andy Reinbold,
11. Brian Hosford, 12. Bryan Swinehart,
13. James Aragon, 14. Shon Deskins,
15. Tom Lee, 16. Stephen Harms,
17. Mike Martin, 18. Chris Bonneau,
19. Nick Aiuto, 20. Bruce St. James,
21. Michael Curtis, 22. Jody Wirth. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Davis, Laps 18-27 Johnson, Lap 28 Davis, Laps
29-30 Johnson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-66, 2-Davis-65, 3-Clark-62,
4-High-55, 5-Quinn-54, 6-Pelkey-49, 7-Ogle-46, 8-Ream-43, 9-M.Bonneau-39,
10-Swinehart-37.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: March 23 – Casa Grande, AZ – Central Arizona
Raceway

Mar 17 2013
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 16,
 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway 

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 2. Richard Vander
Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 4. Marty Hawkins (#3M
Hawkins), 5. Joe Stornetta (#3F Finkenbinder), 6. Jim Richardson (#8
Richardson), 7. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki). NT
   SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Landon Hurst (#179
Hurst), 3. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 4. Jonathan Logan (#32 Evett/Logan), 5.
Brody Roa (#91R BR), 6. Matt Day (#97 Day), 7. Andy Ferris (#4J Ferris). NT
 
  THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal (#73 Ford), 2. Markus Niemela (#81 Watt),
3. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 4. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Faria), 5. Ricky
Kirkbride (#87 Van Meter), 6. Kevin Barmes (#36B Barnes), 7. Jeff Sibley (#18
Watt). NT
 
  DASH: (6 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Carlile, 3. Kaeding, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5.
Niemela, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Ennis, 8. Hurst. NT
 
  FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4.
Austin Liggett, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Danny Faria Jr., 7. Brody Roa, 8.
Jonathan Logan, 9. Andy Ferris, 10. Ricky Kirkbride, 11. Marty Hawkins, 12.
Landon Hurst, 13. Jim Richardson, 14. Kevin Barmes, 15. Matt Day, 16. Markus
Niemela, 17. Chris Ennis, 18. Joe Stornetta, 19. Rusty Carlile, 20. Jeff Sibley.
NT

**Araki flipped during the first heat.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-134, 2-Kaeding-124, 3-J.Vander
Weerd-111, 4-Faria-108, 5-R.Vander Weerd-95, 6-Niemela-93, 7-Kirkbride-86,
8-Hurst-83, 9-Liggett-80, 10-Hawkins-79.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 23 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 15, 2013
 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway
 From USAC
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V
Faria), 3. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 4. Jeff Sibley (#18 Watt), 5. Marty
Hawkins (#3M Hawkins), 6. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki), 7. Landon Hurst (#179
Hurst). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Markus Niemela (#81 Watt), 2. Ricky Kirkbride (#87 Van
Meter), 3. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 4. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 5. Jim
Richardson (#8 Richardson), 6. Joe Stornetta (#3F Finkenbinder). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. Jace Vander
Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 3. Ryan Bernal (#73 Ford), 4. Andy Ferris (#4J
Ferris), 5. Jonathan Logan (#32 Evett/Logan), 6. Terry Nichols (#33 Nichols). NT
 
DASH: (6 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. Niemela, 3. Bernal, 4. R. Vander Weerd, 5. J.
Vander Weerd, 6. Faria, 7. Kirkbride, 8. Carlile. NT
 
FEATURE: (15 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Markus Niemela, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Danny
Faria Jr., 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Landon Hurst, 7. Ricky Kirkbride, 8. Marty
Hawkins, 9. Rusty Carlile, 10. Andy Ferris, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Chris Ennis,
13. Jim Richardson, 14. Kolby Araki, 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 16. Jonathan
Logan, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Austin Liggett, 19. Joe Stornetta. NT

**Liggett flipped during the feature. Nichols flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Niemela, Laps 11-15 Bernal.
 
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-66, 2-Niemela-65, 3-Kaeding-62,
4-Faria-58, 5-J.Vander Weerd-55, 6-Kirkbride-49, 7-Hurst-47, 8-Hawkins-43,
9-Carlile-42, 10-Ferris-38.
 
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 16 – Tulare, CA – Thunderbowl Raceway


Mar 13 2013
                                                       


Mar 12 2013

                                                        Mar 12 2013

USAC CRA SPRINTS BACK TO PERRIS APRIL 6;
“SOKOLA SHOOTOUT” IS #9 FOR CLAUSON!

 by DICK JORDAN
 Damion Gardner and Nic Faas are expected to shoot it out for the AMSOIL
USAC/CRA Sprint car point lead April 6 when the series resumes at Perris
(Calif.) Auto Speedway. They are tied for the runner-up position in the
standings behind Bryan Clauson, who won Saturday night’s “Sokola Shootout” at
the Pas.
 Clauson is expected to compete in the April 6 AMSOIL National Sprint Car race
at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway after scoring his ninth victory of 2013 in last
Saturday’s Perris main event.
 Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., led the final 23 laps in his Mike Martin
Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim after early leader Mike
Spencer blew an engine. Gardner and Faas finished second and third, followed by
Rickie Gaunt and Cody Williams.
 Clauson, also the fastest qualifier, has now won nine USAC features this year,
three months ahead of the earliest previous driver to achieve nine in a single
season!
 
 
2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Bryan Clauson-210, 2-Damion
Gardner-187, 3-Nic Faas-187, 4-Bud Kaeding-146, 5-Rickie Gaunt-134, 6-R.J.
Johnson-127, 7-Ryan Bernal-124, 8-Cody Williams-111, 9-Mike Spencer-104,
10-Charles Davis Jr.-102.

WEST COAST, SOUTHWEST SPRINTS VISIT TULARE, PEORIA;
CLAUSON TAKES LAS VEGAS “GRUDGE SERIES” FEATURE

 by DICK JORDAN 
 USAC’s West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series compete this weekend as the
Western Sprint landscape bursts into action at dirt ovals in California and
Arizona.
 The West Coast Sprint cars officially open their 2013 calendar at Tulare,
Calif.’s Thunderbowl Raceway Friday and Saturday while the Southwest Sprints
open their 2013 point campaign Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
 Last Thursday night was the first race of the 2013 "Grudge Series,” a special
“non-points” race for both the West Coast and Southwest competitors, but USAC
National Drivers Champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. walked off with the
“Sin City Showdown” feature hardware at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway dirt
track.
 Clauson wheeled the Mike Martin Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving
Maxim to the victory, grabbing the lead after Ryan Bernal’s spin on lap 23.
Clauson led the final three laps to beat R.J. Johnson, Richard Vander Weerd,
Rusty Carlile and Shon Deskins. Carlile led the first 13 laps and Bernal the
next 10 before Clauson took over.
 Last year’s two West Coast Sprint features at Tulare were won by Kyle Larson.
--USAC--


Mar 10 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 9
Perris Auto Speedway – “Sokola Shootout”

 From USAC
 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.392; 2. Damion Gardner, 4a,
Alexander-16.604; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 18, Kittle-16.694; 4. Nic Faas, 4,
Alexander-16.712; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.748; 6. David Bezio, 37X,
Bezio-16.750; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.756; 8. David Cardey, 92,
Sertich-16.767; 9. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.768; 10. Rickie Gaunt, 66,
Miller-16.782; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.802; 12. Cody
Williams, 44, Jory-16.815; 13. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.878; 14. Rip
Williams, 3, Jory-17.015; 15. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.044; 16. J.J. Ercse, 14,
Springstead-17.070; 17. John Aden, 7a, Aden-17.076; 18. R.J. Johnson, 51,
Martin-17.089; 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.103; 20. Bud Kaeding,
29, Bowman-17.173; 21. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.226; 22. Markus Niemela,
81, Watt-17.230; 23. Cody Kershaw, 27, Kershaw-17.244; 24. Mike Martin, 16,
Martin-17.315; 25. A.J. Bender, 12B, Bender-17.443; 26. Seth Wilson, 1x,
Wilson-17.482: 27. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.676; 28. Kenny Perkins, 0k, Perkins-17.727;
29. Cal Smith, 39, CalSun-17.986; 30. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.989; 31. Jon
Kairot, 18w, Watt-18.262; 32. Gary Potter, 6, 18.494; 33. Austin Smith, 36,
Springstead-18.604; 34. Mike Collins, 04, Perkins-18.771; 35. Jerry Welton, 62,
Welton-19.129; 36. Trevor Cooper, 21k, Kruseman-NT; 37. Justin Grant, 01,
Grant-NT.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Bernal, 3. Clauson, 4. Spencer, 5. Aden,
6. A.J. Bender, 7. A.Smith, 8. C.Smith, 9. Kruseman. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Niemela, 3. D.Gardner, 4. Gaunt, 5.
R.Williams, 6. Bezio, 7. Wilson, 8. Blinn, 9. Collins. 2:53.80
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Kershaw, 4. Bluntach,
5. Roa, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Kairot, 8. Welton, 9. A.Williams. NT
 
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Kaeding, 3. Faas, 4. C.Williams, 5. Cardey,
6. Ercse, 7. Perkins, 8. G.Potter, 9. Cooper. 2:57.97
 
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Bezio, 3. R.Williams, 4. Roa, 5. Ercse, 6.
J.Vander Weerd, 7. Aden, 8. A.J. Bender, 9. Wilson, 10. Perkins, 11. C.Smith,
13. A.Smith, 13. Cooper, 14. G.Potter, 15. Kairot, 16. Collins, 17. Welton. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps)
 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Nic Faas,
4. Rickie Gaunt, 5. Cody Williams, 6. Ronnie Gardner,
7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Rip Williams, 9. Austin Williams,
10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. R.J. Johnson, 12. Bud Kaeding,
13. Brody Roa, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Markus Niemela, 16. David Bezio,
17. Ryan Bernal, 18. Mike Spencer, 19. J.J. Ercse,
20. Matt Mitchell, 21. Seth Wilson, 22. Johnny Bluntach, 23. Cody Kershaw. NT

** Kruseman flipped during the first heat. Mitchell and Bezio flipped during the
feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Spencer, Laps 8-30 Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-210, 2-D.Gardner-187, 3-Faas-187,
4-Kaeding-146, 5-Gaunt-134, 6-Johnson-127, 7-Bernal-124, 8-C.Williams-111,
9-Spencer-104, 10-Charles Davis Jr.-102.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: April 6, 2013 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway

Mar 9 2013
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE) SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 7
– Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track
 – “Sin City Showdown”

 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Rusty Carlile (#51
Carlile), 3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5.
Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. James
Aragon (#94 Aragon). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal (#73 Ford), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ
Sussex), 3. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander
Weerd), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Trevor Cooper (#89K
Kruseman). NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Mike Spencer (#7M
Priestley), 3. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 4. Cory Kruseman (#21K Kruseman), 5.
Brody Roa (#91 BR), 6. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT
 
FEATURE: (25 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson, 2. R.J. Johnson,
3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Rusty Carlile,
5. Shon Deskins, 6. Charles Davis Jr.,
7. Cory Kruseman, 8. Bruce St. James,
9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Mike Martin,
11. Brody Roa, 12. Ryan Bernal,
13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Mike Spencer,
15. Andy Reinbold, 16. Trevor Cooper,
17. Colby Copeland, 18. James Aragon,
19. Stevie Sussex. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Carlile, Laps 14-22 Bernal, Laps 23-25 Clauson.
 
NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Clauson-66, 2-Johnson-65, 3-R.Vander
Weerd-59, 4-Carlile-58, 5-Deskins-56, 6-Davis-50, 7-Kruseman-47, 8-St. James-43,
9-Kaeding-42, 10-Martin-39.
 
NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: March 16 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park


Mar 5 2013
SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD FOR LVMS THURSDAY
 by DICK JORDAN
 Participants in USAC’s brand-new Southwest Sprint Car Series head to Las Vegas,
Nev. this Thursday for the 2013 series opener on the facility’s half-mile dirt
track. The event also carries West Coast Sprint Car co-sanctioning as a
“special” non-points race.
 USAC conducted a Southwest Sprint Series in 2003 and 2004, with Rick Ziehl and
Beau Binder grabbing championships, and the 2013 calendar includes 28 races in
six states.
 Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif., USAC’s 2012 West Coast Sprint Car Champion,
won the last USAC Sprint race at LVMS, last year. Of the 24 previous USAC
appearances at the LVMS half-mile, 14 have involved the Sprint cars.
 Bryan Clauson and R.J. Johnson scored “special” non-point Southwest Sprint wins
a month ago at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.
 Thursday’s race coincides with NASCAR Week in Las Vegas, with the Nationwide
Series Saturday and the Sprint Cup Series Sunday on the big LVMS paved oval.
--USAC--


USAC/CRA “SOKOLA SHOOTOUT” SATURDAY AT PERRIS;
CLAUSON, JOHNSON SPLIT “COPPER ON DIRT” WINS

 by DICK JORDAN 
 This Saturday night’s “Sokola Shootout” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway salutes the memory of the Sokola family, whose impact on Sprint Car racing in Southern California was profound. Gary Sokola piloted the CRA Sprint Series for 13 years before becoming the USAC National Sprint Car Supervisor, a post he held for 10 years prior to his passing in 2000.
 Saturday’s race marks the 150th for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at the half-mile dirt oval and drivers Mike Spencer and Damion Gardner will square off for the all-time lead in terms of feature victories in the series.
 Spencer, who became the first driver in USAC history to win five straight series titles with last year’s USAC/CRA crown, has 24 Perris wins, while Gardner, who has switched back to USAC/CRA full-time this year, owns 25.
 Spencer and Gardner met with mediocre success in last weekend’s “Copper on Dirt” events at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Spencer had a fifth and a 23rd, while Gardner was fourth and sixth in the two races. Spencer was Saturday’s fastest qualifier.
 R.J Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. wheeled the Weiler Farms/Pecon Builders Maxim to victory in Saturday night’s 30-lapper at Peoria. Johnson passed Bruce St. James on the second lap and led the rest of the way for the win over Nic Faas, Bryan
Clauson, Gardner and Ryan Bernal. The win stopped Clauson’s “sweep” of the weekend races after he had won both Friday and Saturday’s Midgets and Friday’s Sprint. Spencer was forced out of the feature early with a tire issue.
 Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., completed a clean sweep of Friday night’s “Copper on Dirt” USAC features as he won the 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint main event after winning the 25-lap USAC Western Midget race. In the Sprints he passed Faas on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps in his Mike Martin Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim. Faas took second ahead of Bud
Kaeding, Gardner and Spencer. Hunter Schuerenberg led the first nine laps and Faas led the next five before Clauson, who was also the fastest qualifier, took over.
 Clauson’s three USAC victories over the weekend have tied him for the all-time Arizona USAC lead matching the eight wins by A.J. Foyt and Dave Steele.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Bryan Clauson-138, 2-Nic Faas-124,
3-Damion Gardner-119, 4-Bud Kaeding-110, 5-Ryan Bernal-98, 6-Hunter Schuerenberg-91,
7-Mike Spencer-80, 8-Brody Roa-71,
9-Matt Mitchell-63, 10-David Cardey-60.


Mar 4 2013

Mar 4 2013

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 2, 2013
 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – 6th “Copper on Dirt”

 
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.588; 2. Charles Davis Jr., 4G,
Cook-13.712; 3. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-13.729; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51,
Martin-13.784; 5. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-13.829; 6. Bud Kaeding, 29,
Bowman-13.970; 7. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-13.972; 8. Bruce St. James, 7K, St.
James-14.029; 9. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.033; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.127;
11. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-14.175; 12. Damion Gardner, 4a,
Alexander-14.199; 13. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.222; 14. Seth Wilson, 1x,
Wilson-14.251; 15. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-14.254; 16. Matt Mitchell, 37,
Mitchell-14.267; 17. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-14.309; 18. Hunter Schuerenberg,
8, Ream-14.332; 19. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.441; 20. J.J. Yeley, 11,
Yeley-14.521; 21. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-14.626; 22. Andy Reinbold, 19,
Underwood-14.634; 23. Michael Curtis, 11c, Brett-14.643; 24. Josh Hodges, 74X,
Hodges-14.654; 25. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-14.771; 26. Mike Martin, 16,
Martin-NT.
 FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Faas, 3. Mitchell, 4. Spencer, 5.
Johnson, 6. Bernal, 7. C.Williams, 8. Reinbold, 9. Everhart. NT
 SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Wilson, 3. Kruseman, 4. Gaunt, 5. St. James,
6. Yeley, 7. Martin, 8. R.Williams, 9. Curtis. NT
 THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Gardner, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Cardey, 5.
Hodges, 6. Kaeding, 7. Roa, 8. Bezio. NT
 SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. R.Williams, 3. Bernal, 4. Roa, 5. Yeley, 6.
C.Williams, 7. Reinbold, 8. Martin, 9. Bezio, 10. Everhart, 11. Curtis. NT

 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Damion
Gardner, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Bud Kaeding, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Rickie
Gaunt, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Brody Roa, 11. Josh Hodges, 12. David Cardey,
13. J.J. Yeley, 14. Rip Williams, 15. Cody Williams, 16. Seth Wilson, 17. Andrew
Reinbold, 18. Austin Williams, 19. David Bezio, 20. Cory Kruseman, 21. Bruce St.
James, 22. Matt Mitchell, 23. Mike Spencer. NT

**Mitchell flipped on lap 3 of the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 St. James, Laps 2-30 Johnson.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-138, 2-Faas-124, 3-Gardner-119,
4-Kaeding-110, 5-Bernal-98, 6-Schuerenberg-91, 7-Spencer-80, 8-Roa-71,
9-Mitchell-63, 10-Cardey-60.
 
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: March 9, 2013 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway

Mar 3 2013
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 1, 2013
 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – 6th “Copper on Dirt”
 

    QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-13.728; 2. Bud Kaeding, 29,
Bowman-14.030; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.074; 4. Damion Gardner, 4a,
Alexander-14.145; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.194; 6. Nic Faas, 4,
Alexander-14.223; 7. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-14.224; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8,
Ream-14.224; 8. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-14.274; 10. Mike Martin, 16,
Martin-14.330; 11. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.384; 12. Matt Mitchell, 37,
Mitchell-14.418; 13. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-14.420; 14. Rickie Gaunt, 66,
Miller-14.425; 15. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.503; 16. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.594;
17. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-14.598; 18. Charles Davis Jr., 4G,
Cook-14.601; 19. J.J. Yeley, 11, Yeley-14.632; 20. Cory Kruseman, 7,
Priestley-14.675; 21. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.790; 22. Seth Wilson, 1x,
Wilson-14.793; 23. James Aragon, 94, Aragon-14.829; 24. David Bezio, 37x,
Bezio-14.904; 25. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-14.936; 26. Michael Curtis, 11c,
Brett-15.244; 27. Tony
Everhart, 55, Everhart-15.330.
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Gardner, 3. Clauson, 4. Martin, 5. R.Williams,
6. Wilson, 7. Yeley, 8. Reinbold, 9. Hodges. NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. A.Williams, 4. Gaunt, 5.
Kruseman, 6. Kaeding, 7. St. James, 8. Curtis, 9. Aragon. NT
 
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Cardey, 3. Bernal, 4. Mitchell, 5. Spencer,
6. Faas, 7. C.Williams, 8. Everhart, 9. Bezio. NT
 
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Hodges, 2. Yeley, 2. Faas, 4. Kaeding, 5. St. James, 6.
Reinbold, 7. C.Williams, 8. Everhart, 9. Wilson, 10. Curtis, 11. Aragon, 12.
Bezio. NT
 
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Damion
Gardner, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. Matt
Mitchell, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Rickie
Gaunt, 13. Austin Williams, 14. Cory Kruseman, 15. Josh Hodges, 16. Bruce St.
James, 17. David Cardey, 18. David Bezio, 19. Rip Williams, 20. Mike Martin, 21.
J.J. Yeley, 22. R.J. Johnson, 23. Andrew Reinbold. NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Schuerenberg, Laps 10-14 Faas, Laps 15-30 Clauson.
 
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-72, 2-Gardner-61, 3-Faas-60,
4-Kaeding-59, 5-Spencer-56, 6-Bernal-48, 7-Schuerenberg-43, 8-A.Williams-35,
9-C.Williams-34, 10-Roa-31. 
 
Feb 27 2013
SCHUERENBERG VAULTS TO AMSOIL POINT LEAD;
HINES TAKES 2, CLAUSON 1 IN “WINTER DIRT GAMES IV”

 by DICK JORDAN
 Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Mo. sits atop the 2013 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series standings after the opening events of the year at Ocala, Fla. last week.
 
 Schuerenberg finished third, fourth and fifth in the three 30-lap “Winter Dirt Games IV” features at Bubba Raceway Park and has a four-point lead over Chase Stockon going into an April 6 race at Lawrenceburg, Ind. Stockon posted the
fastest qualifying time both Thursday and Saturday.
 
 Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. earned his 44th and 45th career USAC Sprint victories at Ocala, taking Friday and Saturday night features in his Hansen’s Welding/Motor City Auto Transport DRC/Stanton Mopar. The wins brought his
all-time USAC National feature total to 85 and his 45 wins in the National Sprint Cars now tie him with Larry Dickson for third all-time behind Tom Bigelow (52) and Jack Hewitt (46).
 
 Hines led all 30 laps Saturday to beat rookie hopeful Tyler Courtney, Stockon, Robert Ballou and Schuerenberg. On Friday, Hines passed Ballou on the final lap when Ballou had a tire go down after leading the first 29 laps. Bryan Clauson
finished second ahead of Schuerenberg, Stockon and Dave Darland.
 
 Defending series champion Clauson emerged victorious Thursday after a race-long battle with Darland. Darland led 27 of the first 28 laps before Clauson went to the front on lap 29 in his Chevrolet Performance/Curb Records Beast/Kistler
Chevy. Brady Bacon took third ahead of Schuerenberg and Ballou.
 
 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Hunter Schuerenberg-182;
2-Chase Stockon-178; 3-Tracy Hines,
4-Bryan Clauson-175; 5-Brady Bacon-167;
6-Dave Darland-160; 7-Robert Ballou-142;
8-Kevin Thomas Jr.-118;
9-C.J. Leary-112; 10-Scotty Weir-110.

Feb 24 2013
                                                      HINES TAKES SECOND STRAIGHT in USAC Sprints AT OCALA
                                                           
                                        Hines on the way to 2nd Victory of the weekend at Ocala photo from USAC Facebook post
 
    Ocala, Florida…….Tracy Hines made it a memorable trip to Florida by finishing off the three-day “Winter Dirt Games” with his second-straight AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature win, this time coming in wire-to-wire fashion. The 40-year old New Castle, Indiana driver notched his 45th career National Sprint Car win on Saturday night, tying Larry Dickson for third on the all-time list.
    After qualifying 5th, Hines started outside the front row and out-gunned rookie Tyler Courtney and quickly worked to a sizeable advantage as a heavy race track made for a fast pace up front. Hunter Schuerenberg shot from row three and shot under Courtney for the second spot and caught Hines, applying pressure throughout the race and continually looking underneath Hines off turn-four.
    With less than five to go, the race took a major turn as third-place runner Justin Grant came to a stop with a flat right-rear tire, while Bryan Clauson pitted for the same problem. On the restart, Schuerenberg had problems with his left-rear tire as he opened the door in turn-one for Courtney, who brought Chase Stockon with him.
   Hines was not to be challenged, however, winning by 1.11 seconds in the Hansen’s Welding – Motor City Auto Transport #4 DRC/Stanton Mopar.
    “Our car was extremely good, so it was just my job to keep it in line. Starting up front is always good, and you have to take advantage of it when the car is good. Lapped cars were a little erratic at times, so I just had to keep from making a big mistake. We’re closing in now on Jack Hewitt on the win list (one behind him), so hopefully he’s there when I tie him like he was tonight,” Hines said.
    Courtney held on for second, easily marking his best-career finish with the series in just his seventh appearance with the series, making an early statement for “Rookie of the Year” in the All Pro Auto Reconditioning – Butlerbuilt Seat Systems #23c Maxim/Foxco.
    “I was as nervous as I’ve ever been, to sit on the pole for the feature. It was a pretty great feeling bringing the field down to the green on the final night down here. The track was tricky but hammer-down, and by the end I was just trying to finish without giving up any spots. I saw Grant’s tire going down, and then Hunter must have had something wrong so I threw it in there and it stuck. This is a big confidence booster for us – we want to run as much of the USAC schedule as possible, funding-dependent, so this is a great start to what is really my first full year in a sprint car,” Courtney said.
    Stockon finished off a great night, backing up the ProSource “Fast Time Award” with a heat race win before diving past Schuerenberg for the final podium spot in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
    “I was just gonna try to get Courtney on the last restart because the yellow had come out right when I was passing him before, but Schuerenberg ended up having a problem and we were both able to capitalize. We definitely improved on last year down here, so it was really big for our whole weekend to end this way. We learned a lot last year, especially in the second half, and it seems like we’ve picked up where we left off,” Stockon said.
    Robert Ballou bounced back from his bad luck on Friday night by finishing fourth in the Baldwin Brothers Racing – Fox Paving #5 Maxim/Claxton, while Schuerenberg saved a top-five while securing the series point lead leaving Florida in the MyLocalFordStore.com – Fatheadz Eyewear #35 Mach1/Rider.
    ProSource “Hard Charger Award” winner Chris Windom won his heat before driving from 17th to finish 11th. “Rookie of the Year” contender Nick Drake was presented the Mach-1 Chassis “Hard Luck Award” after failing to finish for the third straight night, suffering engine problems while running in the top-ten.
   AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 23, 2013 – Ocala, Florida – Bubba Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games IV”

QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-13.936; 2. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-14.158; 3. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-14.164; 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.216; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.221; 6. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.230; 7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.283; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.286; 9. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.290; 10. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.325; 11. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.330; 12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.359; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.438; 14. Chris Gurley, 12, Team Automotive-14.462; 15. Scotty Weir, 40, Hery-14.467; 16. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.497; 17. A.J. Hopkins, 42G, Jackson-14.516; 18. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-14.554; 19. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-14.560; 20. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-14.699; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 2M, Marshall-14.774; 22. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-14.915; 23. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-14.954; 24. Brian Paulus, 28, Paulus-15.034; 25. Brian Hayden, 77, Wingo-15.126; 26. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.617; 27. Dan Statter, 59, Statter-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Hines, 3. Hopkins, 4. Leary, 5. Drake, 6. Hewitt, 7. Hayden. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Courtney, 3. Short, 4. Jones, 5. Ballou, 6. Gurley, 7. Hery. 1:56.73

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Simon, 2. Gross, 3. Grant, 4. Smith, 5. Darland, 6. Weir, 7. Statter. 1:55.62

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cottle, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Thomas, 5. Clauson, 6. Paulus. 1:55.88

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Clauson, 3. Darland, 4. Drake, 5. Weir, 6. Hewitt, 7. Gurley, 8. Paulus, 9. Hayden, 10. Hery, 11. Statter. 2:52.77

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Levi Jones, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Dave Darland, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Scotty Weir, 13. Justin Grant, 14. Chris Gurley, 15. Landon Simon, 16. Brady Short, 17. Nick Drake, 18. A.J. Hopkins, 19. Shane Cottle, 20. Kurt Gross, 21. Mark Smith, 22. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 23. Dallas Hewitt.NT
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Hines.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Schuerenberg-182; 2-Stockon-178; 3-Hines/Clauson-175; 5-Bacon-167; 6-Darland-160; 7-Ballou-142; 8-Thomas-118; 9-Leary-112; 10-Weir-110.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 6 – Lawrenceburg, Indiana – Lawrenceburg Speedway



Feb 23 2013
HINES' 44TH CAREER WIN COMES AT OCALA
 from the  USAC  web site
  Florida…….Tracy Hines waited until the final lap of Friday’s 30-lap AMSOIL National Sprint Car Feature at Bubba Raceway Park to take the lead, capitalizing on the misfortune of race-long leader Robert Ballou to claim his 44th career win with the series, just one behind Larry Dickson for third all-time.

  Ballou started from outside the front-row and paced the field throughout the race, running virtually mistake-free on the low side of the track as Hines tried to carve in a line around the outside. Although Hines was able to pressure Ballou throughout, it was not until catching a slower car in the final two circuits that he looked to take the lead. Ballou, who reported a slowly deflating right-rear tire, saw Hines streak under him in turn-one on the final lap just before the tire gave way.

  Hines found no trouble as he crossed under the checkered flag to mark his 18th consecutive season with at least one win in USAC’s three national series, this one coming aboard the Hansen’s Welding – Motor City Auto Transport #4 DRC/Stanton Mopar.

  “You gotta be there to take advantage of things like that, and we were a pretty good car tonight, so we’re definitely getting better. His tire was probably going down for a little bit, so we were fortunate. We switched to Stanton Mopar engines for this year, and it ran really well. We did some different things with our AFCO shocks tonight, and we’ll see what we can do tomorrow,” Hines said.

  Behind Hines, cars went all directions to negotiate Ballou’s slowing car, with the night’s fast qualifier Bryan Clauson taking advantage to steal the second spot on the final lap in the Chevrolet Performance – Curb Records #20 Beast/Kistler Chevy. Clauson picked up $100 earlier for the ProSource “Fast Time Award.”

  “The track was just really fast tonight. Tracy went up there enough to get it carved in up top a little bit, but it just wasn’t enough to do much. The guys up front just don’t make enough mistakes to take advantage. It was still a great night for us, and it’s a big boost of confidence to be in the thick of things both nights to start the year on such different surfaces. We have a different identity here than the TSR before, with Beast Chassis and all, so it’s great to get off to such a great start with these guys,” Clauson said.

  Rounding out the podium was Hunter Schuerenberg, who improved one spot on his night-one performance in the MyLocalFordStore.com – Fatheadz Eyewear #35 Mach1/Rider.

  “Coming off turn-two after I took the white was pretty interesting. I had a couple runs on Tracy early, but the rest of the time I was just kinda riding trying not to make major mistakes. I kinda misjudged the slower car on the last lap and gave up a spot, but we caught some luck to still take a podium. I’ve re-focused myself on winning races this year, and I feel like we can win every night, so I still want a little bit more,” Schuerenberg said.

  Chase Stockon came home fourth in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher, while Dave Darland logged another top-five in the Phillips Motorsports – Racers Advantage #71P DRC/Foxco.
 
  Just outside the top-five was Brady Bacon, who charged from 20th to sixth aboard the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 XXX/Stanton Mopar to claim the ProSource “Hard Charger Award.” Florida driver Collin Cabre was the recipient of the Mach-1 Chassis after flipping in the night’s Semi-Feature.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 22, 2013 – Ocala, Florida – Bubba Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games IV”

  QUALIFYING: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.819 (New Track Record); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.931; 3. Scotty Weir, 40, Hery-14.063; 4. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.079; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.110; 6. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.191; 7. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-14.311; 8. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.362; 9. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.371; 10. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-14.517; 11. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-14.525; 12. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.548; 13. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.548; 14. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.562; 15. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, D