RYAN BERNAL RETURNS TO VICTORY
CIRCLE AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK
By Lance Jennings
PEORIA, AZ –
NOVEMBER 23, 2014... After winning the opener of the “47th
Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships,” Ryan
Bernal of Hollister, California celebrated another triumph at
Canyon Speedway Park. Friday’s $2,000 USAC SouthWest & West
Coast Sprint Car victory was Bernal’s second career win at the
Peoria clay oval. Matt Rossi, Jon Stanbrough, Casey Shuman,
and R.J. Johnson rounded out the top-five drivers.
Phulps #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Ryan Bernal
grabbed the top spot from Stanbrough on the third circuit and
sailed to the 30-lap win. Earlier in the program, the two-time
USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion ran second to Shuman in
his heat race before placing fifth in the nightly passing
After finishing sixteenth the
previous night, South Central’s Matt Rossi rebounded to claim
second in the main event. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache
Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi won his sixth
heat race of the season and ranked third in the nightly
leading the first two opening laps, Jon Stanbrough of Avon,
Indiana scored third at the checkered flags. Driving the Shon
Deskins owned #20S MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry,
Stanbrough won the program’s fifth heat race and placed the
veteran driver sixth in passing points.
Indianapolis, Indiana’s Casey Shuman placed fourth in the
Friday Western World feature after starting sixth. Racing the
Hockett/James #75 Factory Kahne / Lucas Oil Maxim, Shuman was
the night’s high point driver after winning the night’s first
8-lap heat race.
of Phoenix charged from eleventh to fifth in the 30-lap main
event. Piloting the Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products
/ Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson took third in his heat
race and was one of six drivers locked into Saturday’s finale.
Indiana’s C.J. Leary earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best
Passing Job” honors by racing to tenth from nineteenth. Racing
the family owned #30 Leary Construction / Green-Tech
Lubricants DRC, Leary was sixth in his heat race and placed
third in the first semi-main event.
Shon Deskins claimed his ninth heat race win of the campaign.
Driving his #20S MP Environmental / Spike Chassis machine, the
May Prescott Valley winner was second in the nightly passing
points and ran seventh in the feature.
Colegrove of Peoria won the night’s fourth 8-lap heat race.
Racing the family owned #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars
entry, Colegrove ranked fourth in passing points and scored
twelfth in the main event after starting third.
Stevie Sussex raced to victory in the night’s first 12-lap
semi-main. Piloting the Mike Burkhart owned #21AZ Stratis
Construction / Westin Diversified RSS, Sussex placed fourth in
his heat race and scored twentieth in the main event.
of Peoria won the night’s second 12-lap semi-main. Driving
Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts
Maxim, Pelkey ran third in his heat race and charged to ninth
in the feature after starting sixteenth.
SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier
Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for
their support. For more information on the group, visit
www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the
series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT
CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS:
2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual
Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"
1. Casey Shuman (#75,
Hockett/James), 2. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 3. Josh Pelkey
(#12 Allen), 4. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 5. Brady Bacon
(#99 BBR), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 7. Dalten Gabbard
(#77 Gabbard), 8. Chris Windom (#22B Weber).
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2.
Bryan Clauson (#20X Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Robert Ballou
(#12X Ballou), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Spencer
(#7M Priestley), 6. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 7. Matt Lundy (#98
Lundy), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin).
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Gary
Taylor (#1ST BRAT), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler),
4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#17RW Dutcher), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle),
6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 7. Casey Buckman (#04G Cook).
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove),
2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels),
4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Josh Hodges (#74X
Hodges), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Bradley
Terrell (#5V VanLare).
1. Jon Stanbrough (#20S Deskins), 2.
Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams),
4. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 5. Dave Darland (#73 Ford), 6.
Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19
1. Sussex, 2. Spencer, 3. Leary, 4.
Davis, 5. Bacon, 6. Reutzel, 7. Terrell, 8. Reinbold, 9.
Hosford, 10. Curtis, 11. Mihocko, 12. Morin. NT
1. Pelkey, 2. Copeland, 3. Darland,
4. Windom, 5. Martin, 6. St. James, 7. Hodges, 8. Gabbard, 9.
Lundy, 10. Buckman, 11. Ogle. NT
laps – With Starting Positions)
Bernal (2nd), 2. Matt Rossi (4th), 3. Jon Stanbrough (1st), 4.
Casey Shuman (6th), 5. R.J. Johnson (11th), 6. Robert Ballou
(14th), 7. Shon Deskins (5th), 8. Jake Swanson (7th), 9. Josh
Pelkey (16th), 10. C.J. Leary (19th), 11. Gary Taylor (9th),
12. Michael Colegrove (3rd), 13. Colby Copeland (18th), 14.
Mike Spencer (17th), 15. Chris Windom (22nd), 16. Kevin Thomas
Jr. (13th), 17. Matt Mitchell (12th), 18. Dave Darland (20th),
19. Charles Davis Jr. (21st), 20. Stevie Sussex (15th), 21.
Josh Shipley (10th), 22. Bryan Clauson (8th). NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2
Stanbrough, Laps 3-30 Bernal.
HARD CHARGER: C.J. Leary (19th to