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Queen Creek USAC Southwest Sprint Results

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 18, 2017 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Jonas Reynolds (#0 Harland), 5. Brent Yarnal (#29 Yarnal), 6. Jeff Lowery (#45 Lowery). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold/Underwood), 3. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 4. Brian Hosford (#32 Hosford), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Matt Lundy #98 Lundy). NT

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Stevie Sussex Leads USAC Southwest Sprints to Arizona Speedway

After two successful nights at Las Vegas, the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, March 18th, at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway. Promoted by Jonah Trussel and located within ET Motopark, the fourth point race will also feature Pure Stocks, Modlites, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing at the fast 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

Since April 13, 2013, twenty-five USAC SouthWest Sprint Car events have been held at the San Tan Valley oval. Four-time champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with fourteen victories and Johnson (4), Stevie Sussex (2), Brady Bacon (1), and Chris Windom (1) celebrated wins at Arizona Speedway last season.

Entering Saturday’s event, Stevie Sussex (Tempe, Arizona) holds a 28-point advantage over the competition. Racing Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Pacific Supply / Team AZ RSS, Sussex placed fourth and fifth at the “FVP Outlaw Showdown.” To date, the two-time Hank Arnold Memorial winner has one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led on the season. Sussex has ten career SouthWest wins and will be looking to extend his lead with a win at Arizona Speedway.

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Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region Heads for Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (March 6, 2017) Round two of the 2017 season for the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region heads for Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on Saturday, March 11.

Just off the 2017 season opener this past Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., Phoenix area native, Bob Ream, Jr. is off of a good start with his eighth career ASCS Southwest Regional victory.

While only one race in, the chase to the 2017 season championship shows J.T. Imperial chasing with 2016 Rookie of the Year, Colton Hardy, currently third. Lance Norick and defending series champion, Rick Ziehl, currently make up the top-five going into this weekend’s showdown.

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20 Dates Set for USAC Southwest Sprints in 2017

Twenty events align the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Car schedule for the 2017 season with dates at traditional series venues throughout the states of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park kicks off the docket with the “Steve Stroud Memorial” on Feb. 11. A month-long break follows before the series returns with a bang in back-to-back nights of rapid fire succession in conjunction with the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars for the “Outlaw Showdown” at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9-10.

Seven dates apiece are slotted for Arizona Speedway and Canyon Speedway Park. Arizona greets the series in the fourth race of the season on March 18 with additional dates set for April. 29, May 20, June 10, September 9 and the season-enders at the 50th “Western World Championships” on November 3-4.

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Wild West Shootout Sunday Double Dip Washed Out; Pierce Claims Title

Wild West Shootout – Finale Rained Out

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 15, 2017) – Despite best efforts, Mother Nature ultimately proved to be too much to handle by washing out the final two rounds of the 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Arizona Speedway on Sunday.

After Saturday night’s fifth round of Wild West Shootout competition for Super Late Models, USRA Modifieds, and X-Mods was postponed by rain to Sunday at 11:00 a.m. as the opening leg of a double header, persistent rains forced the cancellation of the makeup event as well as the scheduled 5:00 p.m. finale.

Emerging with championships from the 11th Annual Wild West Shootout are Bobby Pierce, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Travis Schulte.
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Early Sunday Show Rained Out, Evening Finale Still On

Rain Wipes Out Early Wild West Shootout Card; Finale Still on for Later Sunday

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 15, 2017) – Continued rain overnight has forced the cancellation of Sunday’s Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts round rescheduled from Saturday night at Arizona Speedway.

While the 11:00 a.m. card featuring Super Late Models along with USRA Modifieds and X-Mods has been nixed due to wet grounds, the track crew is working diligently throughout the day to assure that the mini-series finale set to start at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday takes place as scheduled.

Rain checks from Saturday night’s rained out event will be honored at tonight’s Wild West Shootout finale as a $20 credit toward Sunday night’s admission.  Tickets for the Sunday night, January 15, finale are $25 for adults, $10 kids 6-12 with 5 and under admitted free.

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Rain Sets up Sunday Wild West Shootout Double Header

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 14, 2017) – Rain postponed Saturday night’s fifth scheduled round of Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts competition at Arizona Speedway.

All is not lost though, as the Saturday rain has set up a Sunday double dip for the event featuring Super Late Models, USRA Modifieds and X-Mods.

Saturday’s rainout has been reset for Sunday, January 15, at 11:30 a.m. with pit gats opening at 8:00 a.m., Driver’s Meeting at 9:00 a.mm and front gates opening at 10:00 a.m.

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Pierce Back on Top in Wild West Shootout Round Four

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 13, 2017) – Friday the Thirteenth did little to scare Bobby Pierce as he made a quick return to victory lane at Arizona Speedway to capture his third Super Late Model triumph through four round of 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts competition.

And Pierce wasn’t the only driver to make it three wins in four tries, as Ricky Thornton, Jr., matched his pace in the USRA Modifieds while Ron Schreiner earned his first X-Modified win of the six race mini-series.

With his third win in four rounds of Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport action, Pierce stays in contention for a potential $100,000 Keyser Manufacturing bonus if he can top the final two events or a $50,000 bonus for winning just one of the two left on the docket.
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Moyer is Top Gun in Wild West Shootout Round Three

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 11, 2017) – Arkansas’ Billy Moyer is certainly no stranger to victory lane.

And he made sure that Bobby Pierce wouldn’t make a sweep of the Super Late Model portion of the 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts by racing to victory lane in Wednesday night’s third round of action atop the Arizona Speedway clay oval.

While Moyer raced to the $5,000 triumph in the Super Late Model ranks, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Shawn Strong enjoyed Wednesday night Wild West Shootout glory in the USRA Modifieds and X-Modifieds, respectively.
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Pierce Owns Wild West Shootout Opener

Wild West Shootout Saturday Report & Photos

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 7, 2017) – Bobby Pierce made the most of his first career Arizona start by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s opening leg of the 11th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile Arizona Speedway near Phoenix.

The “Smooth Operator” from Oakwood, IL, gunned into the lead at the outset of the Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport main event and led all 30 laps to collect the $5,000 winner’s share.

“The car was phenomenal and the track was great too,” Pierce said in victory lane.

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Wild West Shootout Kicks off Saturday at Arizona Raceway

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (January 6, 2017) – The New Year officially gets going in a big way with six full nights of Super Late Model action beginning with the first round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night.

Following Saturday night’s opener, the Wild West Shootout that also includes USRA Modifieds and X Modifieds resumes with Round Two on Sunday night and then a midweek card on Wednesday before wrapping up with three consecutive rounds next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (January 13-15).

A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs through the opening five nights of competition with the Bakersfield Karting Experience boosting the winner’s share for the Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport to $12,000 on the January 15 finale.
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ASCS Southwest Action Resumes Saturday with 21st Arizona Speedway Visit

TULSA, Okla. (October 4, 2016) For the seventh time in 2016, and 21st since 2013, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will headline action at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. as the desert’s best Winged Sprint Car drivers pair up with the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 8.

Getting some breathing room following a win in the series last visit on September 24, Rick Ziehl’s fourth career ASCS Southwest triumph at the Arizona Speedway moved the New Mexico shoe to a 68 point advantage over Colton Hardy.

Overtaking Bob Ream, Jr. for the runner-up spot with five nights to run, Hardy has eyes on being the region’s first Rookie/Champion combination. Dropping to a 73 point deficit, Ream is far from out of the fight for the 2016 championship.

Lance Norick holds fourth with two wins on the season with Casey Buckman completing the series top-five. Jesse Baker, Cody Sickles, Kaylene Verville, Darrell Sickles, and James Aragon make up the top-ten.

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ASCS Southwest Points Race Heating Up with Series Return to Arizona Speedway

TULSA, Okla. (September 20, 2016) Just off the Lealand McSpadden Classic, the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region will return to the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. for the series sixth visit of the 2016 season on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Into the final few dates on the 2016 lineup, six nights remain as the points battle has tightened to a 25 point margin between undefeated ASCS Southwest Regional Champion, Rick Ziehl, and Non-Wing ace turned winged warrior, Bob Ream, Jr. Moving up from the Micro ranks, and not to be counted out, ASCS Southwest Rookie of the Year contender, Colton Hardy, sits only 41 points removed from the top-spot.
Lance Norick holds fourth with Casey Buckman making up the top-five. Jesse Baker, Cody Sickles, Kaylene Verville, Darrell Sickles, and James Aragon make up the top-ten in tour standings.

Billy Chester Charges To Lealand McSpadden Classic Victory

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (September 10, 2016) The inaugural Lealand McSpadden Classic had nearly everything you could ask for as Arizona’s Billy Chester III found his way to the top of the podium for the second time in his career with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Arizona Speedway on Saturday night.

Gridding the field eighth, Chester advanced towards the front with haste; moving to the runner-up spot on Lap 9. Giving chase to Josh Shipley, who was in his first ASCS Winged appearance in the Verville owned No. 01jr, a slight spin would advance Chester to the lead with five laps to run.

Earning the night’s $2,000 top prize, Chester was followed to the line by Bob Ream, Jr. who closed to within 25 point of Rick Ziehl in the season’s championship battle as Rick was unable to start in Saturday’s A-Feature.
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Clauson Circulates into Another Pair of Wins on Busy Weekend

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (March 10, 2016) – A busy five-race weekend over the course of four days netted Bryan Clauson another pair of feature wins in Nevada and California as the “Circular Insanity Tour” race count climbed to 27.

In the pursuit of 200 races in 2016, Clauson picked off his sixth win of the year in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Friday night before running the win total to seven with a USAC/CRA Sokola Shootout score on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Both triumphs came aboard Mike Martin’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant and Hospitality Group No. 16b.

Mix in three nights of strong World of Outlaws competition in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Elk Grove Ford No. 17w Sprint Car and it was a fast-paced weekend to be sure.
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At A Glance: Big Momentum for Kasey Kahne Racing as the Series Heads to Vegas, Phoenix

This week the Series takes on the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas and the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – March 2, 2016 – As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series continues its march west this week to the FVP Outlaw Showdown presented by Dollar Loan Center at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas and the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway near Phoenix, one team has staked its claim early as one to watch – Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb.

The two cars of Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet rolled through DIRTcar Nationals with precision and speed and carried the momentum to Cotton Bowl Speedway and Royal Purple Raceway Park last weekend.

Together, they have claimed four of the five series wins and three quick times. Sweet has finished in the top-five all five nights so far this season with four podium finishes while Pittman has done it four times with three podium finishes.

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Zomer Zooms at the Arizona Speedway

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (October 10, 2015) The trip to Arizona was worth the miles for Dusty Zomer as the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 topped action at the Arizona Speedway for his third win of the season with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Taking off from the outside of the front row, Zomer was chased to the line by eighth starting Bob Ream, Jr. with James Mosher in tow. Ryan Linder and Lance Norick completed the top-five. Lance Norick was sixth with Casey Buckman seventh. J.T. Imperial crossed seventh from 11th with Perry McMillan, Chris Masters, and Kaylene Verville making up the top-ten.

The ASCS Southwest Region returns to action at the Cocopah Speedway on October 31.

 

For continued updates on the ASCS Southwest Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway – Queen Creek, Ariz.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Car Count: 18

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Kaylene Verville; 2. 91-Casey Buckman; 3. 9-Ryan Linder; 4. 17K-Kyle Danielson; 5. 29-Darrell Sickles; 6. 55-Brent McKee

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 90-Lance Norick; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer; 3. 75X-J.T. Imperial; 4. 8-Bob Ream Jr; 5. 27-Perry McMillan; 6. 4-Ryan Murphy

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 20Z-Rick Ziehl; 2. 12-James Mosher; 3. 98-Chris Masters; 4. 14-Cody Sickles; 5. 43-Tanner Wolverton; 6. 22-Mike Rux Jr

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 82-Dusty Zomer[2]; 2. 8-Bob Ream Jr[8]; 3. 12-James Mosher[3]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder[5]; 5. 90-Lance Norick[6]; 6. 91-Casey Buckman[1]; 7. 75X-J.T. Imperial[11]; 8. 27-Perry McMillan[14]; 9. 98-Chris Masters[9]; 10. 01-Kaylene Verville[4]; 11. 4-Ryan Murphy[15]; 12. 29-Darrell Sickles[13]; 13. 55-Brent McKee[17]; 14. 14-Cody Sickles[12]; 15. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[7]; 16. 17K-Kyle Danielson[10]; 17. 43-Tanner Wolverton[18]; 18. 22-Mike Rux Jr[16]

Sources: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS PR




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