West Coast Sprints at Tulare Saturday Sussex, Johnson Split “Salute to Indy” Glory

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Danny Faria Jr. leads the USAC West Coast Sprint cars to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Saturday night and he hopes to repeat his victory of two weeks ago at the same track. He enters the race with a 52-point lead over Ryan Bernal, a three-time winner so far this season.

Series point leader R.J. Johnson and Stevie Sussex recorded USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature victories in last week’s two-night “Salute to Indy” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Johnson’s victory on Sunday night was his 23rd under USAC sanction in the state of Arizona as he passed Mike Colegrove on the fourth lap and led the final 27 laps in his Michaels entry. Sussex took second ahead of Mike Colegrove, Matt Rossi and Charles Davis, Jr.

Sussex, of Tempe, Ariz., won Saturday night’s 30-lapper. He passed Michael Curtis on the second lap and led the rest of the way in his Quarterback Academy/Bobby Q Ellis/Shaver to beat Johnson, Josh Pelkey, Chris Bonneau and Bruce St. James.

Johnson’s Southwest point lead now stands at 80 points over Davis entering a June 13 race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.

  

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 23, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute to Indy”

 

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 2. Michael Curtis (Turner/Wheeler), 3. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 4. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 7. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi). NT

 

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17 Colegrove), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Stevie Sussex (#13S Gile), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Koty McGullam (#44K McGullam), 7. Ray Bishop (#20AZ Bishop). NT

 

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Chris Bonneau, 5. Bruce St. James, 6. Matt Rossi, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Dalten Gabbard, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Tom Ogle, 12. Josh Shipley, 13. Mike Martin, 14. Dennis Gile, 15. Mike Bonneau, 16. Koty McGullam, 17. Tye Mihocko, 18. Brian Hosford, 19. Mike Colegrove, 20. Nick Aiuto, 21. Ray Bishop, 22, Mark Morin. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Curtis, Laps 2-30 Sussex.

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 24, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute to Indy”

 

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Ray Bishop (#20AZ Bishop). NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17 Colegrove), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Bobby Marcum (#85 Marcum), 7. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 8. Koty McGullam (#44K McGullam). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 2. Stevie Sussex (#13S Sussex), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Dalten Gabbard (#77 Gabbard), 7. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 8. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

SEMI: (8 laps) 1. Gabbard, 2. Gile, 3. Reinbold, 4. Marcum, 5. Burkhart, 6. Aragon, 7. Morin (#28 Morin), 8. McGullam. NT

 

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. Mike Colegrove, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Nick Aiuto, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Dalten Gabbard, 9. Josh Shipley, 10. Brian Hosford, 11. Chris Bonneau, 12. Mike Martin, 13. Tye Mihocko, 14. Dennis Gile, 15. Tom Ogle, 16. Bobby Marcum, 17. Dustin Burkhart, 18. Mike Bonneau, 19. Andy Reinbold, 20. Bruce St. James, 21. Katherine Aragon, 22. Michael Curtis. NT

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**St. James flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Colegrove, Laps 4-30 Johnson.

UPCOMING EVENT INFO
DATE:
Saturday, June 13, 2015

SERIES:

USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

EVENT:
Features the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints & Vintage Cars

TRACK:
Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California) – 1/3 Mile, High-Banked Clay Oval

TICKETS:

$13 For Bleachers
$15 For Grandstands
Kids 6-12 Are Half Price
5 And Under Are Free
Pit Passes Are $40 Dollars

STARTING TIMES:
Front Gate Opens At 4:00pm
Hot Laps Are At 5:00pm
Time Trials Are At 6:00pm
Racing Starts At Around 7:00pm

TRACK PHONE:559-688-0909

 

TRACK ADDRESS:

Tulare Fairgrounds

215 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Tulare, CA 93274

 TRACK WEBSITE:

DATE:
Saturday, June 13, 2015

SERIES:
USAC Southwest Sprint Cars


TRACK:

Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) – 1/3 Mile, Semi-Banked Clay Oval

TICKETS:
Adults $15.00
Seniors $12.00
Kids (7-12) $5.00
Kids 6 and under FREE! 

Pit Passes (All Events)

Adults  $30.00

Kids (7-12) $15.00

Kids (6 & Under)  FREE!

 

Camping and Parking always FREE night of show!!!!!

 

TRACK PHONE:

480-926-6688

 

DIRECTIONS:

Directions from Phoenix:

Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Mesa. 4 miles south of US 60 on Ironwood Dr. . From Phoenix take US60 East to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) we are down 4 miles on the right hand side.

 

Directions from Tucson, Coolidge, Florence, etc.:

I-10 W to  EXIT 211 toward AZ-87 . Turn right on AZ-87 N follow to AZ-287 E.. Turn right on AZ-287E.  Turn left on N. Attaway Rd.. Turn left onto E Hunt Hwy. Turn left onto E Hunt Hwy. Turn left onto N Gantzel Rd. N Gantzel Rd becomes N Ironwood Dr.. Follow for appx 8 miles we are on the left hand side.

 

Directions from Globe:

Take US60 West to Ironwood Dr. in Apache Juntion.  Turn left (South) go down 4 miles we are on the right hand side. 

 

TRACK WEBSITE:

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR
SCHEDULE & RESULTS
**Jan 23 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park Brady Bacon
**Jan 24 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park Ryan Bernal
**Jan 25 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park Ryan Bernal
**Jan 30 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway Rained Out
**Jan 31 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway Rained Out
Mar 5 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stevie Sussex
Mar 28 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park R.J. Johnson
Apr 11 Yuma, AZ Cocopah Speedway R.J. Johnson
Apr 18 Queen Creek, AZ Arizona Speedway R.J. Johnson
May 2 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park R.J. Johnson
May 16 Queen Creek, AZ Arizona Speedway Charles Davis, Jr.
May 23 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park Stevie Sussex
May 24 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park R.J. Johnson
Jun 13 Queen Creek, AZ Arizona Speedway
Jun 20 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park
Jun 27 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway
Jul 10 El Paso, TX El Paso Speedway Park
Jul 11 Las Cruces, NM Southern New Mexico Speedway
Jul 18 Queen Creek, AZ Arizona Speedway
Aug 1 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park
Aug 19 Lawton, OK Lawton Speedway
Aug 20 Sapulpa, OK Creek County Speedway
Aug 21 Wichita, KS 81 Speedway
Aug 22 Dodge City, KS Dodge City Raceway Park
Aug 28 Prescott Valley, AZ Prescott Valley Raceway
Aug 29 Prescott Valley, AZ Prescott Valley Raceway
Sep 19 Queen Creek, AZ Arizona Speedway
Sep 26 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park
Oct 3 Queen Creek, AZ Arizona Speedway
Oct 17 Casa Grande, AZ Central Arizona Raceway
Nov 19 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway
Nov 20 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway
Nov 21 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway

**Races noted with ** are non-points special events.

2015 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR
SCHEDULE & RESULTS

**Jan. 23 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park
 Brady Bacon
**Jan. 24 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park Ryan Bernal
**Jan. 25 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park Ryan Bernal
**Jan. 30 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway Rained Out
**Jan. 31 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway Rained Out
Mar. 5 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stevie Sussex
Mar. 13 Tulare, CA Thunderbowl Raceway Bud Kaeding
Mar. 14 Tulare, CA Thunderbowl Raceway Ryan Bernal
Mar. 28 Hanford, CA Keller Auto Speedway Ryan Bernal
Apr. 4 Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Speedway Ryan Bernal
Apr. 11 Santa Maria, CA Santa Maria Raceway Richard Vander Weerd
May 16 Tulare, CA Thunderbowl Raceway Danny Faria, Jr.
May 30 Tulare, CA Thunderbowl Raceway
Jun. 20 Santa Maria, CA Santa Maria Raceway
Jun. 27 Hanford, CA Keller Auto Speedway
Jul. 25 Tulare, CA Thunderbowl Raceway
Aug. 1 Hanford, CA Keller Auto Speedway
Aug. 22 Santa Maria, CA Santa Maria Raceway
Sep. 26 Peoria, AZ Canyon Speedway Park
Oct. 3 Hanford, CA Keller Auto Speedway
Oct. 10 Tulare, CA Thunderbowl Raceway
Nov. 19 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway
Nov. 20 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway
Nov. 21 Tucson, AZ USA Raceway

**Races noted with ** are non-points special events.

2015 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR
DRIVER POINT STANDINGS

RANK
DRIVER
POINTS
1
R.J. Johnson
514
2
Charles Davis, Jr.
434
3
Josh Pelkey
427
4
Stevie Sussex
407
5
Matt Rossi
407
6
Mike Colegrove
348
7
Mike Martin
305
8
Brian Hosford
302
9
Bruce St. James
271
10
Shon Deskins 256
2015 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR
DRIVER POINT STANDINGS

RANK
DRIVER
POINTS
1
Danny Faria, Jr.
436
2
Ryan Bernal

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