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Aaby conquers Cajon in USAC Wester

Aaby conquers Cajon in USAC Wester...

3/30/2002
Mike Aaby Jr., a protégé of Davey Hamilton, made his initial visit to Cajon Speedway a winning one by taking first place in the 50-lap USAC Western States Sprint Car feature on the 3/8-mile paved oval Saturday night. But the victory was not without its controversy. The 22-year-old turned pacesetting Jeff Gardner around on the front stretch just 13 rounds from the checkered flag to take the lead. Gardner had paced the 17-car field from the green flag and was doing his...more
6TH “COPPER ON DIRT” SHOWCASES SPR

6TH “COPPER ON DIRT” SHOWCASES SPR...

2/25/2013
The AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Cars and USAC Western Midgets open their 2013 campaigns in this weekend’s 6th “Copper on Dirt” events at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Defending USAC National Drivers Champion Bryan Clauson and five-time consecutive USAC/CRA Sprint Car king Mike Spencer, plus Western Midget Champion Shannon McQueen are all gearing up for the 1/3-mile dirt oval, which also sports West Coast Late Model and IMCA Modified competition. Clauson is expected...more
SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD

SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD...

3/4/2013
Participants in USAC’s brand-new Southwest Sprint Car Series head to Las Vegas, Nev. this Thursday for the 2013 series opener on the facility’s half-mile dirt track. The event also carries West Coast Sprint Car co-sanctioning as a “special” non-points race. USAC conducted a Southwest Sprint Series in 2003 and 2004, with Rick Ziehl and Beau Binder grabbing championships, and the 2013 calendar includes 28 races in six states. Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif., USAC’s...more
USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE) S

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE) S...

3/8/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 3. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. James Aragon (#94 Aragon). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal (#73 Ford), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ Sussex), 3. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Trevor Cooper (#89K...more
WEST COAST, SOUTHWEST SPRINTS VISI

WEST COAST, SOUTHWEST SPRINTS VISI...

3/11/2013
USAC’s West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series compete this weekend as the Western Sprint landscape bursts into action at dirt ovals in California and Arizona. The West Coast Sprint cars officially open their 2013 calendar at Tulare, Calif.’s Thunderbowl Raceway Friday and Saturday while the Southwest Sprints open their 2013 point campaign Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Last Thursday night was the first race of the 2013 Grudge Series,” a special...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

3/16/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Faria), 3. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 4. Jeff Sibley (#18 Watt), 5. Marty Hawkins (#3M Hawkins), 6. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki), 7. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Markus Niemela (#81 Watt), 2. Ricky Kirkbride (#87 Van Meter), 3. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 4. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 5. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 6. Joe Stornetta (#3F Finkenbinder). NT THIRD HEAT:...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

3/18/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 4. Marty Hawkins (#3M Hawkins), 5. Joe Stornetta (#3F Finkenbinder), 6. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 7. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst), 3. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 4. Jonathan Logan (#32 Evett/Logan), 5. Brody Roa (#91R BR), 6. Matt Day (#97 Day), 7....more
USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RES

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RES...

3/18/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 5. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 6. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 8. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 9. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal), 2. Nick Auito (#27 Aiuto/Allen), 3. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6....more
WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD FOR BAKERS

WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD FOR BAKERS...

3/18/2013
Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. leads the 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Cars to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway this Saturday night after sweeping a pair of series openers last weekend at the Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl Raceway. Bernal finished third in last year’s Bakersfield outing behind winner Bud Kaeding, who trails by 10 points in the standings after a pair of thirds at Tulare. Bernal piloted the Keith Ford King Racing Products/A A Precision Machine Spike/Mopar in...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

3/24/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-12.890; 2. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-13.005; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.030; 4. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-13.091; 5. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.161; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.176; 7. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-13.197; 8. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.200; 9. Kevin Barmes, 36B, Barnes-13.410; 10. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-13.462; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.478; 12. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.481;...more
WEST COAST SPRINTS EYE THUNDERBOWL

WEST COAST SPRINTS EYE THUNDERBOWL...

3/25/2013
Ryan Bernal will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint Series to its next race April 13 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., holding a 13-point lead over Bud Kaeding in the new standings. Bernal finished second and Kaeding third in last Saturday night’s race at Bakersfield, Calif. Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. led all but one lap at Bakersfield Speedway in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark. Jace Vander Weerd and Rusty Carlile trailed the...more
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK A

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK A...

3/25/2013
Charles Davis of Buckeye, Ariz. will take a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson into the April 13 race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. The race will be USAC’s first at the new 3/8-mile dirt oval. Davis piloted Jim Massey’s car to victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. Davis passed Nick Aiuto on lap 23 and led the final eight laps for the win over Aiuto, Brian Hosford, Josh Pelkey and Bryan Swinehart. Hosford led...more
2013 TSCS Season Outlook

2013 TSCS Season Outlook

4/6/2013
Bradwell and Caho Seek Second Championship Titles in 2013 As the third season approaches for the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series (TSCS), 2011 series champion Kevin Bradwell and 2012 series champion Rob Caho, Jr. will be looking for their second piece of championship hardware in 2013. Bradwell, who has raced in all 36 TSCS non-winged sprint car events in the first two seasons, has 9 wins and 28 top 3 finishes. Caho, the defending series champion by one point over...more
WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO TULAR

WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO TULAR...

4/8/2013
The 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car series continues this Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. will try to maintain his “undefeated” 2013 Tulare status after scoring a pair of March victories at the one-third mile dirt oval. Bernal’s point lead is 13 points ahead of defending series champion Bud Kaeding entering this Saturday’s race. Kaeding has three third-place finishes in three 2013 starts. Richard Vander Weerd...more
DAVIS GOES FOR ARIZONA #8 SATURDAY

DAVIS GOES FOR ARIZONA #8 SATURDAY...

4/8/2013
Saturday’s “Spring Fling” at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. offers Buckeye, Ariz. driver Charles Davis, Jr. a couple of significant achievements. He first will look to expand his lead in the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car points, holding a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson entering Saturday’s race. In addition, a victory would tie him with A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele and Bryan Clauson as the all-time leaders in USAC’s Arizona racing history. Foyt, Steele and Clauson...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

4/14/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.484; 2. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-15.526; 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.626; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.814; 5. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.885; 6. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.057; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.069; 8. Andy Ferris, 4J, Ferris-16.179; 9. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter- 16.200; 10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.451; 11. Tom Hendricks, 14K, Kruseman-16.456; 12. Marty...more
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU...

4/14/2013
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St James), 5. Nathan High (#97 High), 6. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 7. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 8. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms), 9. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Charles Davis Jr., (#50 Massey), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Jason...more
TULARE WEST COAST REPEAT & WATSONV

TULARE WEST COAST REPEAT & WATSONV...

4/15/2013
Two USAC western sprint car series compete in California this weekend as the West Coast Sprints return to the Tulare Thunderbowl Saturday and the Western Classics open their 2013 series Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. Ryan Bernal continues to pace the West Coast Sprint standings while Tony Hunt is the defending king of the Western Classics. Bernal finished second in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Tulare, trailing fast qualifier Richard Vander Weerd, the...more
PEORIA NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;

PEORIA NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;...

4/15/2013
Thirty-two points separate USAC Southwest Sprint point leaders Charles Davis Jr. and drivers Ronnie Clark and R.J. Johnson (tied for second) entering an April 27 race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Davis finished third in last Saturday night’s 30-lapper at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. as Yuma, Ariz. driver Mike Martin swept to victory in his Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim/Shaver. Martin led the final 18 laps after passing Mike...more
Weather Forces TSCS Opener To Be P

Weather Forces TSCS Opener To Be P...

4/20/2013
Adverse weather throughout the month of April with continued rain and snowfall have forced the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) to push back the season opening weekend for all divisions to May 3-4. Ron Bernhagen, UMSS CDO and co-owner of the St. Croix Valley Raceway (SCVR), had remained optimistic early in April, but as the cold/wet weather continued day after day, it soon became apparent that the season opener scheduled for all three UMSS divisions on April 26...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

4/20/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.329; 2. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.367; 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.453; 4. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-15.499; 5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.570; 6. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-15.716; 7. Greg Alexander, 13a, Rickard-15.882; 8. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-16.046; 9. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.063; 10. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.130; 11. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.228; 12. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van...more
WC SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD, CLASSIC

WC SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD, CLASSIC...

4/22/2013
Ryan Bernal holds the lead in two USAC Western Sprint Car series after sweeping a pair of wins last weekend in California. The Hollister, Calif. driver piloted his King Racing Products/A A Precision Machine Spike/Raney to Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Western Classic opener at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, then came back to take Saturday’s 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint feature at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. He takes a 24-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd into...more
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS IN “CANYON CLASH

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS IN “CANYON CLASH...

4/22/2013
Charles Davis Jr. resumes his quest for the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Championship this Saturday when the series returns to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. for the 3rd Annual “Canyon Clash.” Davis has a 32-point lead over Ronnie Clark in the standings and hopes to tie four other drivers in the race to become USAC’s all-time Arizona feature victory leader. At present A.J. Foyt, Bryan Clauson, Damion Gardner and Dave Steele have eight career Arizona wins,...more
Grove Gets First Race In

Grove Gets First Race In

4/21/2013
Cottage Grove Speedway Gets First Race In By Ben Deatherage The Cottage Grove Speedway got things underway Saturday night to open up the 2013 season. A nicely prepared race track provided some very exciting action at the famed ¼-mile clay oval. Divisions that were on hand included the Northwest Wingless Tour, Late Models, and Hornets. Kyle Mehner of Clackamas ran a great race in the Northwest Wingless Tour feature leading the entire distance for his first career win in...more
CGS Gears Up For Another Busy Week

CGS Gears Up For Another Busy Week...

4/29/2013
Cottage Grove Speedway Gears Up For Another Busy Weekend By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography) Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a very busy and exciting Grove Classic weekend last Friday and Saturday the Cottage Grove Speedway will be busy once more by this week’s end. Friday May 3rd will be the first Kart race of 2013 for the program. Saturday the 4th will have a full card of classes for fans to enjoy on the ¼-mile clay bullring. The Northwest...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

4/27/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-14.560; 2. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.650; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-14.730; 4. Brody Roa, 91R, Roa-14.875; 5. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-14.975; 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.046; 7. Derek Buckley, 76, Buckley-15.046; 8. Matt Day, 97, Day-15.055; 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.115; 10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-15.258; 11. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-15.396; 12. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-15.482;...more
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU...

4/28/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.082; 2. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-14.126; 3. Stevie Sussex, 1AZ, Sussex-14.184; 4. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-14.219; 5. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-14.263; 6. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.274; 7. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-14.304; 8. Chris Bonneau, 78, Bonneau-14.353; 9. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.463; 10. Justin Quinn, 93, Quinn-14.499; 11. Ronnie Clark, 6, Clark-14.506; 12. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.507; 13. Jason Grady,...more
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RESUME MAY 11 AT

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RESUME MAY 11 AT...

4/29/2013
R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. vaulted into the lead in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series points following Saturday night’s 30-lap victory at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Johnson passed Charles Davis Jr. on the 17th lap of the “Canyon Clash” and led the final 14 laps in his Weiler Farms/Pecon Builders Maxim/Pro-Flyer. Bryan Swinehart took second ahead of Chris Bonneau, Nathan High and Justin Quinn. Charles Davis Jr., who trails Johnson by 13 points in the...more
NWWT Return To CGS For Round Two

NWWT Return To CGS For Round Two

5/1/2013
Northwest Wingless Tour Return To CGS For Round Two By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a week off of action the Northwest Wingless Tour is excited to get back to racing this Saturday May 4th. The second race of 2013 will take place at the venue where the first event of the season occurred for the organization back on April 20th, the Cottage Grove Speedway. Kyle Mehner won the first race of the season leading all the laps of the season opener. Mehner will...more
NWWT Added For May 18th

NWWT Added For May 18th

5/1/2013
The Northwest Wingless Tour has been added to the program on Saturday May 18th. The series was originally scheduled to be on hand at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington but will now be at the Banks bullring. The series pays SSP a visit six times.
2nd Annual Open Wheel Nationals Gr

2nd Annual Open Wheel Nationals Gr...

5/1/2013
With the first edition of the Open Wheel Nationals last year at the St. Croix Valley Raceway a huge success, the event returns in 2013 for two nights of fast-paced racing action at the ¼ mile dirt oval located near St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin on June 28-29. Expanded purses and an XSAN.tv internet video broadcast will make the second edition another must-see event, as a record crowd filed into the track last year to be part of the inaugural Open Wheel Nationals. The...more
CGS Has Wild Night Of Racing

CGS Has Wild Night Of Racing

5/5/2013
CGS Has Wild Night Of Racing By Ben Deatherage A great night of racing for fans in attendance at the Cottage Grove Speedway occurred Saturday May 4th. It marked the fourth race of 2013 season for the historic ¼-mile clay oval. Classes that were on hand included the Northwest Wingless Tour, Northwest Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. In the Northwest Wingless Tour feature Sterling Kane showed the way in the early goings. The Albany driver...more
WEST COAST SPRINT “BILLET CUP” AT

WEST COAST SPRINT “BILLET CUP” AT...

5/6/2013
This Saturday’s “Billet Cup” at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. offers Ryan Bernal another change to build on his growing 2013 repertoire which already includes six USAC main event wins. He enters the event with a 30-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car standings. Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., is three wins behind Bryan Clauson in the 2013 USAC season as those two have blistered the competition so far. Bernal remains undefeated in...more
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT ARIZONA SPEED

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT ARIZONA SPEED...

5/6/2013
Arizona Speedway welcomes the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars back to its 3/8-mile dirt in Queen Creek, Ariz. this Saturday. The track’s USAC debut in April found Mike Martin winning the inaugural feature event. R.J. Johnson currently stands atop the series points, 13 ahead of Charles Davis Jr. Johnson was sixth and Davis third in the April race. Davis can tie for the all-time Arizona lead in terms of USAC feature wins with a victory Saturday. He has seven, while drivers...more
SSP Back In Action This Saturday

SSP Back In Action This Saturday

5/6/2013
SSP Back In Action This Saturday By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Jim Marshall) Banks, Oregon- The 2013 season has so far been a wonderful year for Sunset Speedway Park. The Banks bullring has three straight weekends of action completed with the fourth on tap this Saturday May 11th. The Northwest Wingless Tour will visit for the first time this year while other classifications will consist of the Northwest Extreme Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bee’s, and...more
NWWT Returns To Banks

NWWT Returns To Banks

5/8/2013
Northwest Wingless Tour Returns To Banks By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of NSP Racing Videos) Banks, Oregon- With two races in the books and both taking place at the Cottage Grove Speedway regulars of the Northwest Wingless Tour will visit their second race track of the 2013 season. Sunset Speedway Park will host the series this Saturday on May 11th. It will mark the first of six visits this year for the NWWT at the Banks bullring. “The Non-Wing races at Banks are...more
SSP Statistical Report

SSP Statistical Report

5/10/2013
Sunset Speedway Park Statistical Report By Ben Deatherage Banks, Oregon- This Saturday, May 11th, Sunset Speedway Park will host their fourth race of 2013. Classes that will be competing include the Northwest Wingless Tour, Northwest Extreme Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees, and Womens. Below is a list of statistics of those specifics classes based off of the races that have been completed so far. [Northwest Wingless Tour] Feature Winners: Kyle Mehner- 1 Kyler...more
Parsons Remains Perfect In TSCS Sp

Parsons Remains Perfect In TSCS Sp...

5/10/2013
Making their second-ever appearance at the Elko Speedway, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series (TSCS) raced in front of one of the largest crowds in track history as the support division during the World of Outlaws program on Friday night May 10. As he had done in July of 2011, Johnny Parsons III from Owatonna stayed perfect in feature race action to grab the season opening victory for the TSCS non-winged sprints and his second career sprint car win at Elko. ...more
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

5/12/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.100; 2. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-16.198; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.301; 4. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.361; 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.369; 6. Mike Spencer, 7m, Priestley-16.440; 7. Andy Ferris, 4J, Ferris-16.499; 8. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.514; 9. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.541; 10. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.624; 11. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.818; 12. Ricky Kirkbride, 87,...more
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU...

5/12/2013
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jody Wirth (#5X Wirth), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms), 5. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn), 6. Kyle Danielson (#17K Danielson), 7. Michael Curtis (Turner/Wheeler). NT SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ High), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Bran Swinehart (#68 Beal), 6. James Aragon (#94 Aragon), 7. Mike Bonneau...more
SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CANYON MAY 25

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CANYON MAY 25...

5/13/2013
The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars return to Canyon Speedway in Peoria, Ariz. May 25-26. Series point leader R.J. Johnson already has two victories there in 2013 and hopes to remain undefeated in the upcoming events. Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., stayed atop the points Saturday after winning the 30-lap feature at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Johnson passed Chris Bonneau on lap 20 and led to the checkered flag to beat Bonneau, Bruce St. James, Mike Martin and Shon...more
BACK TO KINGS JUNE 8 FOR WEST COAS

BACK TO KINGS JUNE 8 FOR WEST COAS...

5/13/2013
Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. appears to be the man to beat this year as the 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint cars return to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. June 8. He leads the series standings after taking Saturday night’s 30-lap “Spring Showdown” at Hanford. Bernal’s 30-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd doesn’t truly show his domination so far this year. In seven West Coast starts so far, he has five wins and two seconds! Saturday’s win was his third in a...more
SSP Has First Fan Appreciation Nig

SSP Has First Fan Appreciation Nig...

5/14/2013
SSP Has First Fan Appreciation Night Presented By Knecht's On Deck By Ben Deatherage Banks, Oregon- Fans of Sunset Speedway Park will be in for a treat this Saturday May 18th. Knecht’s Auto Parts will present the action for Fan Appreciation Night. During the course of the night all the cars will be brought out on the race track to allow fans to get up close with their favorite drivers for photos and autographs. There will be two such events in 2013 with the second...more
NWWT Gears Up For Round #4

NWWT Gears Up For Round #4

5/17/2013
Northwest Wingless Tour Gears Up For Round #4 By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Jim Marshall) Banks, Oregon- The Northwest Wingless Tour on Saturday May 18th will enter their fourth race of the 2013 season. It will be the second straight visit for the series at Sunset Speedway Park since they were on hand last week. The date will mark Fan Appreciation Night presented by Kenecht’s Auto Parts at the ¼-mile clay oval. “The last time we visited Banks the track was...more
Sunset Speedway Statistical Report

Sunset Speedway Statistical Report

5/17/2013
Sunset Speedway Statistical Report By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Ken O'Neil) Banks, Oregon- This Saturday, May 18th, Sunset Speedway Park will host their fifth race of 2013 which just so happens to be Fan Appreciation Night presented by Knecht’s Auto Parts. It will be the first of two scheduled Fan Appreciation Nights for the Banks bullring with the other one taking place on Saturday June 15th. Classes that will be competing include the Northwest Wingless...more
CANYON’S 2nd “SALUTE TO INDY” THIS

CANYON’S 2nd “SALUTE TO INDY” THIS...

5/20/2013
Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts this weekend’s second “Salute to Indy” for USAC’s Southwest Sprint cars and R.J. Johnson will try to retain his series point lead, which stands at 42 points over Ronnie Clark. The two-night Friday-Saturday racing program offers more than 140 points so with only 105 separating the top-10 in the standings it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be leading the points after the weekend. Charles Davis Jr., third in the standings, continues...more
Two Races On Hand For SSP This Wee

Two Races On Hand For SSP This Wee...

5/21/2013
Two Races On Hand For Sunset Speedway Park This Weekend By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Ken O'Neil) Banks, Oregon- Sunset Speedway Park will have a busy Memorial Day weekend. Saturday May 25th will have the fifth race of 2013 while on the afternoon of Sunday the 26th will be the first race for the brand new Iron Man Enduro Series. Classes in action on Saturday will be the Northwest Wingless Tour, Northwest Extreme Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees, and...more
SSP Gets May 25th Event Completed

SSP Gets May 25th Event Completed

5/26/2013
SSP Gets May 25th Event Completed By Ben Deatherage Despite wet weather in the Pacific Northwest the Sunset Speedway Park was able to get all events completed on Saturday May 25th. The Banks bullring wasn’t even threatened with rain or sprinkles and was able to put on a good show on for the fans. Classes in action were the Northwest Wingless Tour, Northwest Extreme Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees, and the Womens division. Mitch Hoffses took full advantage of his...more
USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT RACE RESU...

5/26/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 7. James Aragon (#94 Aragon), 8. Jacob Hawkins (#74 Williams), 9. Justin Quinn (#93 Quinn). NT SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Bryan Swinehart (#68 Beal), 3. Stephen Harms (#60 Harms), 4. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 5. Stevie Sussex (#57X Stone), 6....more
A Night of Firsts,Sautbine Wins TS

A Night of Firsts,Sautbine Wins TS...

5/24/2013
It was a night of firsts for the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on May 24 during the 2nd Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. Katrina Sautbine became the first female driver to win a UMSS feature race. It was also her first career sprint car feature win. Following heat race wins by Sautbine and rookie Mike Mueller with his first win in a sprint car, high point driver Sautbine drew the zero pill for a straight-up start. It was also the...more
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