FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series
CLAIMS “2ND ANNUAL BRAWL FOR IT ALL” AT CANYON
by Lance Jennings
PEORIA, AZ –
SEPTEMBER 29, 2013... Inheriting the lead after a broken
steering arm bolt sidelined R.J. Johnson on lap 22, Temecula,
California’s Mike Spencer led the rest of the way to claim the
“2nd Annual Brawl For It All.” The $2,500 “Grudge Series”
feature win at Canyon Speedway Park was the first USAC West
Coast & SouthWest Series triumph for the five-time USAC/CRA
Champion. Colby Copeland, Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, and
“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top five drivers.
Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering
Maxim, Mike Spencer had shadowed Johnson and shook free from
Mike Martin and Colby Copeland to remain second. After
inheriting the lead, the ninth fast qualifier managed to keep
Copeland at bay and score the 30-lap victory. After finishing
second in his heat race and winning his first Woodland Auto
Display Dash of 2013, Mike left Canyon third in the “Grudge
Series” point chase.
Copeland of Roseville, California pressured Spencer for the
top spot, but had to settle for second. Racing the Ted
Williams owned #74 Bandit Racing / Marks Bolts Maxim, Copeland
was second fast in time trials, ran fifth in his heat race,
and scored fifth in the dash. Currently fifth in the “Grudge
Series,” Colby has one semi-main win, one hard charger award,
and four top-10 finishes in West Coast action.
Josh Pelkey raced from twelfth to score third in front of his
hometown fans. Piloting Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body
Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey qualified thirteenth, won
the DJ Safety Heat Race #2, and was not eligible for the dash.
The former ASCA Champion ranks ninth in the “Grudge Series”
standings and has three top-10 finishes on the season.
of Phoenix claimed fourth in the “Brawl For It All” after
starting eighth. Racing his #20 Performance Plus / Ellis Race
Cars Spike, Deskins earned the Weld Racing Fast Time Award,
setting a new track record and one of eight cars ahead of Mike
Martin’s old standard. After claiming fifth in his heat race
and eighth in the dash, Shon is the new “Grudge Series” point
leader and has two top-10 finishes in the campaign.
“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. scored fifth after starting
eleventh at Canyon Speedway Park. Driving the Massey
Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis
qualified fourteenth overall, won the Extreme Mufflers Heat
Race #1, and missed the dash. Currently second in the “Grudge
Series” point chase, the five-time Arizona sprint champion has
two heat race victories, one hard charger award, and five
top-10 finishes on the year.
Hosford of Gilbert earned the night’s BR Motorsports / Racing
Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh
place finish after starting eighteenth. Piloting Bernie
Weber’s #32B Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers / Invision Auto Body
Maxim, Hosford was nineteenth fast in time trials, seventh in
his heat race, and third in the semi-main. Brian sits
fifteenth in the “Grudge Series” standings as the mini-series
concludes at Perris Auto Speedway.
Ronnie Clark raced to victory in the night’s Saldana Racing
Products / Keizer Wheels Heat Race #3. Racing the family owned
#6 RCM / Ellis Race Cars entry, Clark qualified eighteenth and
scored fourteenth in the “Brawl For It All” main event. As
this writing goes to press, Ronnie is twenty-first in the
“Grudge Series” point standings.
Deal” Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, New Mexico won the night’s
12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main.
Driving the Gary Williams owned #41W EKR Heating & Cooling /
Sutton Signs & Graphics Maxim, Ziehl was third quick in time
trials, sixth in his heat race, and ran sixth in the feature
after starting sixteenth. The multi-time ASCS Champion is
twelfth in the “Grudge Series” and has two top-10 finishes in
USAC West Coast action.
October 12th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will
return Hanford’s Kings Speedway for the final point race of
the season. A champion will be crowned at the “28th Annual
Cotton Classic” and will also feature the King of the West
Sprint Cars and Vintage Super Modifieds. Located on the Kings
County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue, more event
information can be found at www.kingsspeedway.net or calling
(559) 584-RACE (7223).
West Coast Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest
Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, Chris
Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety,
Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Kaeding Performance,
Keizer Wheels, King Racing Products, Racing Optics, Rod End
Supply, Rugged Radios, SBI Fuel Systems, Saldana Racing
Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their
support. If you or your company would like to become part of
the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST “SPECIAL
EVENT” SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
28, 2013 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Brawl for
it All – Grudge Series”
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,
EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8
1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Chris
Bonneau, 3. Tom Ogle, 4. Bruce St. James, 5. Shon Deskins, 6.
Steven Harms, 7. Brian Hosford, 8. Tom Lee. 9. Mark Morin. NT
HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps)
1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Mike Martin, 3.
Mike Bonneau, 4. Ryan Linder, 5. Colby Copeland, 6. James
Aragon, 7. Michael Curtis. NT
RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps)
Clark, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Andy Reinbold,
5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Rick Ziehl, 7. Bob Ream Jr., 8. Matt
AUTO DISPLAY DASH: (6 laps)
1. Mike Spencer, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3.
Mike Bonneau, 4. Chris Bonneau, 5. Colby Copeland, 6. Mike
Martin, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Shon Deskins. NT
SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps)
Ziehl, 2. Michael Curtis, 3. Brian Hosford, 4. Bob Ream Jr.,
5. Matt Lundy, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Steven Harms, 8. James
Aragon, 9. Tom Lee, 10. Mark Morin. NT
laps – With Starting Positions)
Spencer (1st), 2. Colby Copeland (5th), 3. Josh Pelkey (12th),
4. Shon Deskins (8th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (11th), 6. Rick
Ziehl (16th), 7. Brian Hosford (18th), 8. Bob Ream Jr. (19th),
9. Tom Ogle (9th), 10. Mike Martin (6th), 11. Bruce St. James
(7th), 12. Michael Curtis (17th), 13. Steven Harms (22nd), 14.
Ronnie Clark (15th), 15. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 16. Ryan Linder
(14th), 17. Matt Lundy (20th), 18. Chris Bonneau (4th), 19.
Tye Mihocko (21st), 20. Damion Gardner (13th), 21. Mike
Bonneau (3rd), 22. Andy Reinbold (10th). NT
**Chris Bonneau flipped during the
LEADERS: Laps 1-21 R.J. Johnson, Laps 22-30 Mike Spencer.
BR MOTORSPORTS / RACING OPTICS HARD
CHARGER: Brian Hosford (18th to 7th)
COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
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, 11-Jeff Sibley-417, 12-Ricky
Kirkbride-377, 13-Marty Hawkins-335, 14-Matt Day-301, 15-Troy
Rutherford-258, 16-Chris Ennis-257, 17-Andy Ferris-251,
18-Dennis Howell-250, 19-D.J. Netto-247, 20-Kolby Araki-231.
SERIES SPRINT CAR POINTS:
1-Shon Deskins-117, 2-Charles Davis
Jr.-106, 3-Mike Spencer-99, 4-R.J. Johnson-93, 5-Colby
Copeland-88, 6-Bruce St. James-82, 7- Mike Martin-81, 8-Bryan
Clauson-66, 9-Josh Pelkey-62, 10-Richard Vander Weerd-59,
11-Rusty Carlile-58, 12-Rick Ziehl-53, 13-Cory Kruseman-47,
14-Andy Reinbold-44, 15-Brian Hosford-44, 16-Bud Kaeding-42,
17-Tom Ogle-42, 18- Bob Ream Jr.-40, 19-Ryan Bernal-37,
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
October 12: Kings Speedway -
Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic)
October 31: *Perris Auto Speedway -
Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series /
November 14: *Canyon Speedway Park -
Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway Park -
Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 16: *Canyon Speedway Park -
Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win /
* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC
This schedule is subject to change.