USAC WESTERN AWARDS BANQUET & BOWLING TOURNAMENT SET FOR LAS
By Lance Jennings
DECEMBER 28, 2016... On
Saturday, January 28th, the United States Auto Club’s Western
racing division will celebrate their 2016 season at the annual
Awards Banquet. Hosted by the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las
Vegas, Nevada, racers with the CRA Sprint Car, West Coast
Sprint Car, SouthWest Sprint Car, Western States Midget,
Western HPD Midget, and National Micro Sprint Series will be
The festivities will begin the previous night
at 8:00pm with the USAC Western Bowling Tournament. Voted
“Best of Las Vegas Bowling Alley” by the Las Vegas Review
Journal, the Bowling Center in the Orleans Hotel features 70
lanes, a full service pro shop, and more. Tickets are $20 per
person and includes 3 games with shoe rental. Teams can be
made in advance and should have six bowlers.
at 12:00pm on Saturday, the Awards Banquet will honor the
top-10 and Rookie of the Year drivers with the CRA Sprint Car,
West Coast Sprint Car, SouthWest Sprint Car, and Western
States Midget series. The top-5 drivers in the four Western
HPD Midget divisions and top-3 in the six National Micro
Sprint groups will also be recognized. In addition, several
honorees will be given special awards for their contribution
and dedication to racing. Tickets are $69 per person.
Both events are open to all drivers, crews, family, and
friends. The ticket order form for both the Awards Banquet and
Bowling Tournament can be downloaded at
www.westcoastsprintcars.com/banquet.pdf and must be received
by January 19th.
Champion drivers being honored include
“The Demon” Damion Gardner (CRA Sprint Car), Brody Roa (West
Coast Sprint Car), R.J. Johnson (SouthWest Sprint Car), Ronnie
Gardner (Western States Midget), Jesse Love IV (Western
Overall HPD Midget & Western Dirt HPD Midget), Toni Breidinger
(Western Pavement HPD Midget), and Blake Brannon (Western
Restricted HPD Midget).
After a successful inaugural
season, champions in the National Micro Sprint divisions are
Jake Hagopian (Super 600), Josh Ames (Nonwing 600), Joey
Ancona (Restricted 600), Shawn Freeland (270), Jordan Jermyn
(125), and Caeden Steele (Junior Sprint). These drivers were
also honored at the USAC “Night of Champions” in Indianapolis,
Indiana on December 9th.
Drivers that earned Rookie of
the Year honors in 2016 are Max Adams (CRA Sprint Car), Ryan
Timmons (West Coast Sprint Car), Landon Cling (SouthWest
Sprint Car), and Courtney Crone (Western States Midget).
The Orleans Hotel & Casino is located at 4500 West
Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reservations can be
made online at www.orleanscasino.com/groups or calling (800)
675-3267. A block of rooms have been reserved under the
“United States Auto Club” and the reservation ID for the group
rate is A7USC01.