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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series
USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series

BRYAN CLAUSON SWEEPS NIGHT #2 OF WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Lance Jennings
 

PEORIA, AZ – NOVEMBER 19, 2013… It was a perfect night for Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson at the second round of the “46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by the Racers Advantage Store.” The USAC National Champion made a statement to the competition by leading all 30-laps to score his fifth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory of the campaign. Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough, Chad Boespflug, and Kevin Thomas Jr. followed Clauson to the checkered flags.
 

Driving the Tony Stewart Racing #20 Chevy Performance / Curb Records Beast, Bryan Clauson also won his Racers Advantage Store Heat Race and Racers Advantage Store Qualifier. Starting on the pole position and sweeping the night’s action, Clauson is the high point driver heading to Saturday’s finale.
 

Tracy Hines of Wilkinson, Indiana had to settle for second at Canyon Speedway Park. Piloting the Pollock Racing #21 Greenwell Auto Body / Bates Commodities Inc. Maxim, the former USAC Champion ran second in his heat race and claimed third in his qualifying race.
 

Avon, Indiana’s Jon Stanbrough raced from sixth to claim third in the 30-lap main event. Wheeling the Shon Deskins Racing #20S Performance Plus / Bell Racing Spike, the veteran driver won the program’s third Racers Advantage Store Heat Race and scored third in his qualifier.
 

“The Hanford Hornet” Chad Boespflug took fourth at the checkered flags. Racing Jack Hodges’ #74X Napa Auto Parts / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, the former SCRA 360 Champion was fourth in his heat race and won the night’s third Racers Advantage Store Qualifying Race.
 

Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama raced to fifth in the main event after starting eleventh. Piloting Jimmy Norman’s #97 Colcord-Norman Motorsports / Deskins Racing Engines Maxim, Thomas claimed fifth in his heat race and ran third in his qualifier.
 

Phoenix, Arizona’s Jacob Hawkins earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a twelfth place finish after starting twenty-third. Making his first start in Mark Morin’s #28 Surprise Shop / DTM Motorsports Maxim, Hawkins ran sixth in his heat race and placed seventh in his qualifying race.
 

Casey Shuman of Rattlesnake Bend, Arizona won the night’s first Racers Advantage Store Heat Race. Driving the Jesse Hockett Racing #77 Lucas Oil / Rod End Supply Maxim, the veteran driver claimed second in his qualifier and placed sixth in the 30-lap main event.
 

Farmington, New Mexico’s Jason Grady took the victory in the second Racers Advantage Store Qualifying Race. Racing his #45 RSS Industries / J&B Bailing RSS, the NMMRA feature winner placed fifth in his heat race and scored sixteenth in the 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).
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USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE) SPRINT RACE RESULTS:
November 15, 2013 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “46th Western World Championships”

RACERS ADVANTAGE STORE HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps)
1. Casey Shuman (#77 JHR), 2. Tracy Hines (#21 Pollock), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Chad Boespflug (#74X Hodges), 5. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 6. Jacob Hawkins (#28 Morin), 7. Dustin Cormany (#18 Deskins), 8. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams). NT

RACERS ADVANTAGE STORE HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps)
1. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Jimmy Crawford (#3X Crawford), 4. Geoff Ensign (#3F Finkenbinder), 5. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 6. Steven Harms (#60 Harms), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 8. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko).NT

RACERS ADVANTAGE STORE HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps)
1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 4. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#97 Norman), 6. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 7. Johnny Shelton Jr. (#9S Shelton). NT

RACERS ADVANTAGE STORE FIRST QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Clauson, 2. Spencer, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Curtis, 5. Ziehl, 6. Wirth, 7. Harms, 8. Pelkey.

RACERS ADVANTAGE STORE SECOND QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Grady, 2. Shuman, 3. Hines, 4. Mihocko, 5. Ensign, 6. Shelton, 7. Hawkins, 8. Hosford.

RACERS ADVANTAGE STORE THIRD QUALIFIER: (8 laps)
1. Boespflug, 2. Martin, 3. Thomas, 4. Crawford, 5. Reinbold, 6. Cormany, 7. Lundy.

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Bryan Clauson (1st), 2. Tracy Hines (2nd), 3. Jon Stanbrough (6th), 4. Chad Boespflug (4th), 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (11th), 6. Casey Shuman (5th), 7. Rick Ziehl (16th), 8. Geoff Ensign (12th), 9. Tye Mihocko (13th), 10. Michael Curtis (10th), 11. Brian Hosford (15th), 12. Jacob Hawkins (23rd), 13. Jody Wirth (21st), 14. Mike Spencer (8th), 15. Andy Reinbold (19th), 16. Jason Grady (7th), 17. Mike Martin (3rd), 18. Matt Lundy (17th), 19. Steven Harms (22nd), 20. Jimmy Crawford (9th), 21. Johnny Shelton Jr. (18th), 22. Dustin Cormany (20th), 23. Josh Pelkey (14th-DNS).
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**Pelkey flipped during the first qualifier. Cormany flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Clauson.
HARD CHARGER: Jacob Hawkins (23rd to 12th)