LEARY SCORES SOUTHWEST SPRINT VICTORY AT CANYON

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Friday Canyon winner C.J. Leary.
(Ben Thrasher Photo)

LEARY SCORES SOUTHWEST SPRINT VICTORY AT CANYON

By: Lance Jennings
PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 6, 2020… Powering past “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. on the second lap, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) earned the Friday night AMSOIL USAC/CRA & Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win at Canyon Speedway Park.
Driving Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending USAC National Sprint Car Champion took the $3,000 “Spring Showcase” opener over Davis, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, Brody Roa, and hard charger J.J. Yeley.
Yeley earned the Flowdymanics Hard Charger Award with an eleventh to fifth place run.Swanson also scored the night’s Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Time Award by posting a time of 13.738 over the 19-car roster.
The night’s 10-lap heat race victories went to Yeley (Component Repair Company / Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat) and Gardner (All Coast Construction / Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Second Heat).

AMSOIL USAC/CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: March 6, 2020 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona – “3rd Annual Spring Showcase”
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY / BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-13.738; 2. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-13.869; 3. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.890; 4. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-13.967; 5. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-14.157; 6. C.J. Leary, 77M, Michael-14.165; 7. Tommy Malcolm, 5X,Napier-14.204; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-14.256; 9. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-14.342; 10. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-14.349; 11. J.J. Yeley, 02, Rossi-14.352; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.370; 13. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-14.379; 14. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-14.444; 15. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-14.539; 16. Kyle Shipley, 0G, Shipley-14.647; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.796; 18. Ryan Oerter, 43, Oerter-15.060; 19. Ikaika O’Brien, 11O, O’Brien-15.484.
COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY / SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Yeley, 2. Malcolm, 3. Tafoya, 4. Gile, 5. Swanson, 6. Roa, 7. Gansen, 8. McCarthy, 9. Curtis, 10. O’Brien. NT
ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION / COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Williams, 3. Davis, 4. Leary, 5. Sussex, 6. Shipley, 7. Ellertson, 8. Oerter, 9. Johnson. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. C.J. Leary (4), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (2), 3. Damion Gardner (6), 4. Brody Roa (9), 5. J.J. Yeley (11), 6. R.J. Johnson (12), 7. Stevie Sussex (8), 8. Dennis Gile (5), 9. Jeremy Ellertson (14), 10. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (1), 11. Michael Curtis (15), 12. Matt McCarthy (13), 13. Chris Gansen (17), 14. Kyle Shipley (16), 15. Ryan Oerter (18), 16. Ikaika O’Brien (19), 17. Jake Swanson (7), 18. Tommy Malcolm (3), 18. Austin Williams (10). NT
**Williams flipped on lap on 1 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Davis, Laps 2-30 Leary
FLOWDYNAMICS HARD CHARGER: J.J. Yeley (11th to 5th)
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-76, 2-Damion Gardner-75, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-67, 4-Brody Roa-68, 5-J.J. Yeley-66, 6-Stevie Sussex-61, 7-Dennis Gile-56, -R.J. Johnson-56, 9-Eddie Tafoya Jr.-49, 10-Jeremy Ellertson-48.
NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-230, 2-R.J. Johnson-206, 3-Jake Swanson-205, 4-Stevie Sussex-202, 5-Austin Williams-169, 6-Michael Curtis-160, 7-Kyle Shipley-159, 8-C.J. Leary-76, 9-Damion Gardner-75, 10-Brody Roa-68.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: March 7 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona – “3rd Annual Spring Showcase”

Saturday night’s Canyon winner C.J. Leary.
(Ben Thrasher Photo)

C.J. LEARY DOUBLES UP AT CANYON’S SPRING SHOWCASE

By: Lance Jennings
PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 7 2020… After battling “The Big Game Hunter” Austin Williams, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) topped Saturday’s finale of the “Spring Showcase” at Canyon Speedway Park.
Piloting Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Leary backed up yesterday’s win and took the $3,000 AMSOIL USAC/CRA & Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory ahead of Williams, Brody Roa, R.J. Johnson, and hard charger “Speedy” Stevie Sussex.
Sussex earned the program’s All Coast Construction Hard Charger Award with a seventeenth to fifth place run.
Gardner also posted the night’s Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Time Award with a time of 13.643 over the 20-car roster.
The night’s 10-lap heat race victories went to Leary (Component Repair Company / Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat) and Williams (Flowdynamics / Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Second Heat).

AMSOIL USAC/CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: March 7, 2020 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona – “3rd Annual Spring Showcase”
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY / BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-13.643; 2. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-13.897; 3. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.954; 4. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-13.962; 5. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-14.071; 6. Kyle Shipley, 0G, Shipley-14.095; 7. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.125; 8. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-14.135; 9. C.J. Leary, 77M, Michael-14.198; 10. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-14.225; 11. Tommy Malcolm, 5X,, Napier-14.238; 12. J.J. Yeley, 02, Rossi-14.317; 13. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-14.398; 14. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.489; 15. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-14.581; 16. Ikaika O’Brien, 11O, O’Brien-14.850; 17. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.051; 18. John Romero, 65X, Romero-15.436; 19. Rocky Silva, 50S, Silva-15.694; 20. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-NT.
COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY / SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Johnson, 3. Malcolm, 4. Davis, 5. Gardner, 6. Roa, 7. McCarthy, 8. Curtis, 9. Sussex, 10. Silva. NT
FLOWDYNAMICS / COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Williams, 2. Swanson, 3. Shipley, 4. Yeley, 5. Gile, 6. Gansen, 7. Tafoya, 8. Ellertson, 9. O’Brien, 10. Romero. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. C.J. Leary (2), 2. Austin Williams (1), 3. Brody Roa (8), 4. R.J. Johnson (3), 5. Stevie Sussex (17), 6. J.J. Yeley (12), 7. Damion Gardner (7), 8. Matt McCarthy (13), 9. Chris Gansen (14), 10. Tommy Malcolm (11), 11. Jeremy Ellertson (20), 12. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (9), 13. Kyle Shipley (4), 14. Dennis Gile (10), 15. Charles Davis Jr. (5), 16. Michael Curtis (15), 17. Jake Swanson (6), 18. Ikaika O’Brien (16), 19. John Romero (18), 20. Rocky Silva (19). NT**Shipley flipped on lap 10 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1-6 Williams, Laps 7-12 Leary, Lap 13 Williams, Laps 14-30 Leary.
ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION HARD CHARGER: Stevie Sussex (17th to 5th)
NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-154, 2-Brody Roa-139, 3-Damion Gardner-137, 4-J.J. Yeley-126, 5-R.J. Johnson-124, 6-Stevie Sussex-120, 7-Charles Davis Jr.-113, 8-Austin Williams-107, 9-Dennis Gile-95, 10-Eddie Tafoya Jr.-93
NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-R.J. Johnson-274, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-270, 3-Stevie Sussex-261, 4-Jake Swanson-246, 5-Austin Williams-244, 6-Kyle Shipley-203, 7-Michael Curtis-192, 8-C.J. Leary-154, 9-Brody Roa-139, 10-Damion Gardner-137.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: March 28 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, California – “So-Cal Showdown”
NEXT SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: April 4 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Arizona

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