AMSOIL Sprints
Saturday, 28 January 2023


Winner Brody Roa (Garden Grove, Calif.) Winner Brody Roa (Garden Grove, Calif.) A.J. Johnson Photo


Somerton, Arizona (January 27, 2023)………Taking the lead from Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm on lap 19, “The Pride of Garden Grove” Brody Roa (Garden Grove, CA) led the remaining 12 laps to capture the opening night feature for the AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car Series at Somerton, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway.

Piloting the Tom and Christy Dunkel/BR Performance #17R Inland Rigging / Dunkel Farms DRC, Roa earned the 14th series win of his career and the first for his brand-new car owners in their first ever USAC CRA event. “KTJ” Kevin Thomas Jr., Malcolm, “Cadillac” Cody Williams and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. followed Brody to the checkered flag.

Cody Williams (Corona, CA) opened the night by earning the 10th Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of his career. “Cadillac” posted a time of 16.250 seconds over the 19-car roster and is now tied with Matt Mitchell for eighth in series history.

“The Big Game Hunter” Austin Williams (Yorba Linda, CA) and Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm (Corona, CA) raced to victory in their 10-lap heat races.

Making his first start in Ikaika O’Brien’s #11o SureCan LLC entry, Ricky Lewis (Oxnard, CA) earned the night’s Hard Charger Award with a sixth place run from 11th.

By virtue of his 13th place finish, Logan Calderwood (Phoenix, AZ) earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Lucky 13 Award. Last year’s ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Champion will have to contend with Grant Sexton, who finished 16th, for Rookie of the Year honors.

The non-winged 410 sprint cars will return to “The Diamond in the Desert” tomorrow night for the conclusion of the season opening doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway.

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AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: January 27, 2023 – Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Arizona

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-16.250; 2. Chase Johnson, 73, Ford-16.504; 3. Brody Roa, 17R, Dunkel/BR-16.575; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Johnson-16.612; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2J, Yeley-16.684; 6. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-16.711; 7. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.736; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-16.758; 9. Austin Williams, 2, Williams-16.835; 10. Verne Sweeney, 98, Guerrero-16.871; 11. Austin Grabowski, 72, Grabowski-16.906; 12. Sterling Cling, 34, SCR-17.046; 13. Ricky Lewis, 11o, O’Brien-17.112; 14. Logan Calderwood, 6, Calderwood-17.173; 15. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.304; 16. Drake Edwards, 2E, Yeley-17.519; 17. Grant Sexton, 22, Sexton-17.681; 18. Jim Vanzant, 3v, Vanzant-17.856; 19. Jess Beckett, 10, Powers-18.101.

FLOWDYNAMICS INCORPORATED FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Austin Williams, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Brody Roa, 5. Ricky Lewis, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Grant Sexton, 8. Austin Grabowski, 9. Jess Beckett. NT.

BILLSJERKY.NET SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Tommy Malcolm, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Chase Johnson, 4. Sterling Cling, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Logan Calderwood, 7. Drake Edwards, 8. Jim Vanzant, 9. Verne Sweeney. NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Brody Roa (4), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 3. Tommy Malcolm (2), 4. Cody Williams (6), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (1), 6. Ricky Lewis (11), 7. Chase Johnson (5), 8. Austin Williams (9), 9. A.J. Bender (13), 10. R.J. Johnson (7), 11. Sterling Cling (10), 12. Mike Martin (8), 13. Logan Calderwood (12), 14. Drake Edwards (14), 15. Jim Vanzant (16), 16. Grant Sexton (15). NT.

**Austin Grabowski flipped on lap one of the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Tommy Malcolm, Laps 19-30 Brody Roa.

HARD CHARGER: Ricky Lewis (11th to 6th)


AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Brody Roa-79, 2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-75, 3-Tommy Malcolm-73, 4-Charles Davis Jr.-65, 5-Chase Johnson-63, 6-Austin Williams-57, 7-R.J. Johnson-50, 8-A.J. Bender-46, 9-Sterling Cling-46, 10-Logan Calderwood-40.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: January 28, 2023 – Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Arizona