“3RD ANNUAL BRAWL FOR IT ALL” AT
CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings
– SEPTEMBER 24, 2014... This Saturday, September 27th, Kevin
Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria will host the “3rd
Annual Brawl For It All.” Featuring the USAC SouthWest and
USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, the second round of the “Grudge
Series" will pay $2,500-to-win and will showcase a talented
roster of drivers from Arizona, California, and New Mexico.
The action packed card will also feature Mini Sprints, Dwarf
Cars, and AMA Mod Lites. The Spectator Gates will open at
5:00pm, with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more
event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com
or call 602.258.RACE (7223).
event will mark the thirteenth USAC SouthWest race of the
season at Canyon Speedway Park. Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson and
Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana are tied for the series lead
with three main event wins at Canyon in 2014. Shon Deskins of
Phoenix holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.827, set
at last year’s “Brawl For It All” on September 28th.
winning the “Sin City Showdown” at Las Vegas on March 6th,
Austin Liggett of Tracy, California sits atop the “Grudge
Series” point chase. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel
Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett
took the lead from J.J. Yeley on lap three and stormed to his
first USAC Sprint Car feature win. Yeley, Mike Spencer, Nic
Faas, and Josh Pelkey followed the 2012 USAC West Coast Rookie
of the Year to the checkered flags.
the “Brawl For It All,” R.J. Johnson has a 130-point advantage
in the USAC SouthWest standings. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M
Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson raced to
third at Casa Grande last Saturday after starting tenth. To
date, the defending SouthWest Champion has ten feature wins,
twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award,
twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his
Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda,
California took over the USAC West Coast point lead after
claiming his first series win at Watsonville on August 8th and
scoring fourth at Chowchilla the following night. Racing his
#37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell three
heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger
awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the
Inaugural “Brawl For It All” winner
“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, Matt
Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko,
Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, and Nick Aiuto round out the
top-10 drivers in the USAC SouthWest point standings.
Markus Niemela, Richard Vander
Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Ryan Bernal, “Hollywood” Danny Faria
Jr., Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, Nic Faas, and Dennis
Howell are chasing Matt Mitchell in the USAC West Coast
Among the other drivers expected to
be in action are 5-time USAC/CRA Champion and last year’s
“Brawl winner” Mike Spencer, multi-time ASCS Champion “The
Real Deal” Rick Ziehl, Brian Hosford, Mike Colegrove, “The
Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Stevie
Sussex, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, and more.
Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in
Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant
Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult
Tickets are $15 with $2 discounts available for Seniors,
Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and
Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for
$20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event
information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602)
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).
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents,
Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine &
Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels,
Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged
Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors,
VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto
Display for their support. For more information, visit
westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the
series on Facebook
or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360).
BRAWL FOR IT ALL WINNERS:
2012-Charles Davis Jr., 2013-Mike
SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD:
Shon Deskins – 13.827 (09/28/13)
SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
10-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis
Jr., 3-Dave Darland, 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike
Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett,
1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS:
5-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland,
1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell,
1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace
Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.
SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
9-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson,
3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Josh Pelkey, 1-Brady
Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander
CANYON USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR
5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 2-R.J. Johnson, 1-Brady
Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Mike Spencer,
1-Richard Vander Weerd.
SERIES POINT STANDINGS:
1. Austin Liggett-66, 2. J.J.
Yeley-64, 3. Mike Spencer-60, 4. Nic Faas-54, 5. Troy
Rutherford-53, 6. Josh Pelkey-52, 7. Markus Niemela-49, 8.
Charles Davis Jr.-44, 9. Matt Mitchell-39, 10. Mike Martin-37,
11. Brody Roa-36, 12. Jimmy Crawford-34, 13. Landon Hurst-30,
14. Jace Vander Weerd-27, ---Dennis Howell-27, 16. Michael
Faccinto-24, ---A.J. Bender-24, Rusty Carlile-24, 19. Richard
Vander Weerd-21, 20. Danny Faria Jr.-19, 21. Georgie
Morris-17, 22. Tye Mihocko-15, 23. Mike Colegrove-14, 24. Shon
Deskins-1, ---Andrew Reinbold-1, ---Reece Goetz-1.
SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
Johnson-1089, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3. Josh Pelkey-950, 4.
Shon Deskins-870, 5. Matt Rossi-849, 6. Mike Martin-811, 7.
Tye Mihocko-769, 8. Andy Reinbold-615, 9. Michael Curtis-581,
10. Nick Aiuto-570, 11. Brian Hosford-529, 12. Mike
Colegrove-502, 13. Bruce St. James-495, 14. Josh Shipley-416,
15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Stevie Sussex-308, 17. Mike Bonneau-289,
18. Chris Bonneau-287, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark
COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
Mitchell-659, 2. Markus Niemela-631, 3. Richard Vander
Weerd-546, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5. Ryan Bernal-512, 6.
Danny Faria Jr.-500, --Troy Rutherford-500, 8. Austin
Liggett-490, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11.
Landon Hurst-344, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244,
14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-205, 16. Bud Kaeding-180,
17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-154, 19. Garrett
Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.