FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series
USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series
SCORES 11TH WIN AT WESTERN WORLD OPENER
By Lance Jennings
PEORIA, AZ –
NOVEMBER 19, 2013... Leading all 30 laps, R.J. Johnson of
Phoenix, Arizona took another step towards the USAC SouthWest
crown by winning the opening night of the “46th Annual Sands
Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by the Racers
Advantage Store.” For Johnson, the Thursday night victory at
Canyon Speedway Park marked the 11th series win of the
campaign. Brady Bacon, Jerry Coons Jr., Dave Darland, and
Aaron Reutzel rounded out the top five drivers.
Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body
Sherman, R.J. Johnson placed third in his heat race and ran
third in his qualifying race. Starting on the pole position,
the SouthWest point leader was not to be denied on this night,
fighting off several challenges and executing brilliant
of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma charged from seventh to claim second
at the checkered flags. Driving the BBR #99 Fatheadz Eyewear /
XXX Race Company entry, the versatile driver scored third in
his heat race and scored sixth in his qualifier.
In his first
night behind the Gerry Cook’s #4G Lucas Oil RSS, Tucson,
Arizona’s Jerry Coons Jr. raced to third at Canyon after
starting eighth. The veteran driver won the program’s second
Racers Advantage Store Heat Race and took fifth in his
People’s Champion” Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana scored
fourth at the checkered flags. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry
Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Darland claimed fifth in
his heat race and won the night’s first Racers Advantage Store
Texas’ Aaron Reutzel earned his first “Hard Charger / Best
Passing Job” honors with a fifth place finish after starting
seventeenth. Racing Bob Miller’s #21A Car Parts Machine / BC
Fundz J&J, Reutzel was seventh in his heat race, ran sixth in
his qualifier, and won the 12-lap semi-main.
Mike Colegrove of Peoria, Arizona raced to victory in the
night’s first 8-lap Racers Advantage Store Heat Race. Racing
his #17M Precision Tile Inc. / Bell SouthWest Ellis, “Mighty
Mike” scored third in his qualifier and placed sixth in the
30-lap main event.
Arizona’s Mike Bonneau claimed the checkered flag in the
program’s third Racers Advantage Store Heat Race. Driving his
#29 Priced Right Auto Sales Triple X machine, Bonneau finished
ninth in his qualifier, scored fifth in his qualifier, and
placed twentieth in the feature.
Copeland of Roseville, California won the second 8-lap Racers
Advantage Store Qualifying Race. Piloting Ted Williams’ #74
Bandit Racing / Marks Bolts Maxim, Copeland ran fifth in his
heat race, and scored eighteenth in the feature after an early
Surprise, Arizona’s Tom Ogle earned
his first victory by taking the night’s third Racers Advantage
Store Qualifying Race. Racing his #48 RSS Industries / JT
Engineering machine, Ogle was fifth in his heat race and
scored tenth in the 30-lap main event.
The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series
would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose
Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their
support. For more information on the series, visit
www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the
series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE)
SPRINT RACE RESULTS:
November 14, 2013 – Peoria, Arizona
– Canyon Speedway Park – “46th Western World Championships”
ADVANTAGE STORE HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps)
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). NT
ADVANTAGE STORE HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps)
Coons Jr. (#4G (Cook), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3.
Josh Shipley (#2X Bishop), 4. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder/Whitney),
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
ADVANTAGE STORE HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps)
Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 2. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 3.
Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 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
ADVANTAGE STORE FIRST QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
2. Taylor, 3. Davis, 4. Clark, 5. Coons, 6. Bacon, 7. Lee, 8.
Kassik, 9. Grady. NT
ADVANTAGE STORE SECOND QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
2. Terrell, 3. Johnson, 4. Ream, 5. Sussex, 6. Reutzel, 7.
Rossi, 8. Shipley, 9. Bonneau. NT
ADVANTAGE STORE THIRD QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Ogle, 2.
Deskins, 3. Colegrove, 4. Linder, 5. Price-Miller, 6. Dalten
Gabbard (#5D Baldwin), 7. St.James, 8. Aragon, 9. Ramaker. NT
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
laps – With Starting Positions)
Johnson (1st), 2. Brady Bacon (7th), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (8th),
4. Dave Darland (5th), 5. Aaron Reutzel (17th), 6. Mike
Colegrove (2nd), 7. Stevie Sussex (16th), 8. Bradley Terrell
(9th), 9. Gary Taylor (12th), 10. Tom Ogle (10th), 11. Parker
Price-Miller (11th), 12. Bob Ream Jr. (15th), 13. Bruce St.
James (19th), 14. Josh Shipley (20th), 15. Ronnie Clark
(13th), 16. Josh Grady (22nd), 17. Shon Deskins (3rd), 18.
Colby Copeland (6th), 19. Ryan Linder (14th), 20. Mike Bonneau
(21st), 21. Charles Davis Jr. (4th), 22. Dalten Gabbard
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30
HARD CHARGER: Aaron Reutzel (17th to