FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series
USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series
CLAUSON WINS 46TH ANNUAL WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Lance Jennings
PEORIA, AZ –
NOVEMBER 19, 2013... Taking the lead from R.J. Johnson on lap
four, Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson sailed to victory
at the “46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World
Championships presented by the Racers Advantage Store.” Not
only did Clauson earn the $7,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car
triumph, he claimed the $7,500 USAC Midget win and scored an
additional $5,000 bonus for his efforts at Canyon Speedway
Park. Brady Bacon, Chad Boespflug, Dave Darland, and Tracy
Hines followed the USAC National Champion to the checkered
Piloting the Tony Stewart Racing #20
Chevy Performance / Curb Records Beast, Bryan Clauson claimed
fifth in the 6-lap dash before his winning drive from fifth.
For Clauson, the 30-lap victory was his sixth USAC SouthWest
Sprint Car feature win. In addition, Bryan had five Racers
Advantage Store Heat Race wins, six top-10 finishes, and 136
feature laps led on the year.
of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma raced from eighth to claim second in
the Western World finale. Driving the BBR #99 Fatheadz Eyewear
/ XXX Race Company entry, the versatile driver was one of
eight drivers locked into the feature and placed eighth in the
dash. In limited SouthWest starts, Bacon had two top-10
finishes in 2013.
Hornet” Chad Boespflug claimed third in the Canyon Speedway
Park finale. Racing Jack Hodges’ #74X Napa Auto Parts /
Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, the former SCRA 360
Champion had a successful run at the Western World and placed
fourth in the dash. Boespflug had one heat race win and two
top-10 finishes on the weekend.
People’s Champion” Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana scored
fourth in the 30-lap feature. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry
Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Darland placed third in the
dash and claimed one Racers Advantage Store Heat Race victory
and two top-10 finishes in USAC SouthWest action.
Indiana’s Tracy Hines started on the pole position and
finished fifth in the Western World Championships. Driving the
Pollock Racing #21 Greenwell Auto Body / Bates Commodities
Inc. Maxim, the former USAC Champion on the 6-lap Sunoco Fuels
Dash and had two top-10 finishes on the season.
of Tucson, Arizona earned his first “Hard Charger / Best
Passing Job” honors with a tenth place finish after starting
twenty-first. Racing the family owned #6 RCM / Performance
Engine & Machine Ellis, Clark ran seventh in his semi-main
event to earn a transfer to the feature. Ronnie closes out the
year with three Racers Advantage Store Heat Race victories and
fifteen top-10 finishes.
Arizona’s Mike Bonneau took the victory in the night’s 8-lap
C-Main event. Piloting his #29 Priced Right Auto Sales Triple
X machine, Bonneau scored sixteenth in the program’s first
semi-main. Mike ends his season with five Racers Advantage
Store Heat Race victories, one Sunoco Fuels Passing Masters
Dash win, one hard charger award, six top-10 finishes, and 12
feature laps led.
Man” Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona won the program’s first
12-lap semi-main. Driving his #16 PPG Pittsburg Paints /
Ultimate Offroad Maxim, Martin scored twentieth in the main
event after an early exit. “The Magic Man” ended his campaign
with one feature win, one fast time award, seven Racers
Advantage Store Heat Race victories, twenty-one top-10
finishes, and 24 feature laps led in 2013.
Arizona’s “Mighty” Mike Colegrove took the checkered flags in
the night’s second 12-lap semi-main. Racing his #17M Precision
Tile Inc. / Bell SouthWest Ellis, “Mighty Mike” placed
seventeenth in the Western World finale. In limited starts,
Colegrove recorded one Racers Advantage Store Heat Race
victory and one top-10 finish in the season.
By virtue of
his eighth place finish, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona
claimed the 2013 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Championship.
Piloting the Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products /
Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson closed out 2013 with eleven
feature wins, nine Racers Advantage Store Heat Race victories,
five Sunoco Fuels Passing Masters Dash wins, three hard
charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 328 feature
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
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE)
SPRINT RACE RESULTS:
November 16, 2013 – Peoria, Arizona
– Canyon Speedway Park – “46th Western World Championships”
1. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 2.
Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Steven Harms (#60 Harms), 4. Matt
Lundy (#98 Lundy), 5. Johnny Shelton Jr. (#9S Shelton), 6.
Jacob Hawkins (#28 Morin), 7. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 8. Kevin
Thomas Jr. (#97 Norman), 9. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 10. Connor
Kassik (#26 Kassik), 11. James Aragon (#57X Stone), 12. Josh
Grady (#12J Grady). NT
DASH: (6 laps)
1. Tracy Hines (#21 Pollock), 2.
R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 3. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 4.
Chad Boespflug (#74X Hodges), 5. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart),
6. Jerry Coons Jr. (#4G Cook), 7. Jon Stanbrough (#20S
Deskins), 8. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR). NT
1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Tom
Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Casey Shuman (#77 Hockett), 4. Mike
Spencer (#7M Priestley), 5. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 6. Gary
Taylor (#68 Beal), 7. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 8. Stevie
Sussex (#57 Stone), 9. Jimmy Crawford (#3X Crawford), 10. Bob
Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 11. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 12. Andy
Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 13. Shelton, 14. Rossi, 15. Harms,
16. Bonneau, 17. Ryan Linder (#9 Linder/Whitney). NT
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Thomas, 3. Bradley Terrell #5V VanLare), 4. Geoff Ensign
(#3F Finkenbinder), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 6.
Dalten Gabbard (#5 Baldwin), 7. Parker Price-Miller (#9P
Ronk), 8. Josh Shipley (#2X Bishop), 9. Rick Ziehl (#41W
Williams), 10. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 11. Pelkey,
12. Aaron Reutzel (#21A Miller), 13. Michael Curtis (11C
Turner/Wheeler), 14. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 15. Hawkins, 16.
Lundy, 17. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 18. Brian Hosford
(#32B Weber). NT
laps – With Starting Positions)
Clauson (5th), 2. Brady Bacon (8th), 3. Chad Boespflug (4th),
4. Dave Darland (3rd), 5. Tracy Hines (1st), 6. Casey Shuman
(11th), 7. Jerry Coons Jr. (6th), 8. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 9.
Jon Stanbrough (7th), 10. Ronnie Clark (21st), 11. Kevin
Thomas Jr. (12th), 12. Gary Taylor (19th), 13. Jason Grady
(17th), 14. Geoff Ensign (16th), 15. Dalten Gabbard (20th),
16. Charles Davis Jr. (18th), 17. Mike Colegrove (10th), 18.
Mike Spencer (15th), 19. Parker Price-Miller (22nd), 20. Mike
Martin (9th), 21. Bradley Terrell (14th), 22. Tom Ogle (13th).
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3
Johnson, Laps 4-30 Clauson.
HARD CHARGER: Ronnie Clark (21st to
FINAL 2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR
1-R.J. Johnson-1,273, 2-Charles
Davis Jr.-1,151, 3-Mike Martin-1,010, 4-Shon Deskins-893,
5-Ronnie Clark-893, 6-Josh Pelkey-797, 7-Andy Reinbold-795,
8-Brian Hosford-669, 9-Bruce St. James-644, 10-Mike