Saturday, 22 November 2014



Peoria, Arizona.....Ryan Bernal continued his Canyon Speedway Park hot streak on Friday night as he backed up his opening night win with a resounding triumph on night two of the 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships." Bernal locked himself into Saturday's championship feature along with high-point earners Casey Shuman, R.J. Johnson, Robert Ballou, Matt Rossi, C.J. Leary, Gary Taylor, and Shon Deskins.

Bernal started from the front row but saw Jon Stanbrough shoot to the lead from the front row. Stanbrough paced the opening two circuits before Bernal used the cushion to take the lead through turns three and four on lap three. He checked out on the field, opening up an enormous lead as he entered each end above the thick cushion.

A caution with 11 laps complete did little to slow him down, as behind him Rossi drove past Stanbrough for second on the cushion. As most of the field moved towards the top of the track, the only thing slowing the Hollister, California driver was traffic as he tried to put cars a lap behind him.

Bernal finished unscathed and will look to go for the weekend sweep in Saturday's $7,500-to-win feature aboard the Phulps Motorsports - Tri-L Mandarin Ranch #56 ART/Wesmar.

Rossi came home second in the Apache Scapes - Schure Built Suspension #02 Spike/Advanced, and Stanbrough rounded out the podium in the Shon Deskins Racing - MP Environmental Services #20s Spike/Performance Plus.

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 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).

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 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).

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 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).

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Josh Hodges (#74x Hodges), 6. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 7. Bradley Terrell (#5v VanLare).

FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps) 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 Underwood).

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 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

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Copeland, 3. Darland, 4. Windom, 5. Martin, 6. St. James, 7. Hodges, 8. Gabbard, 9. Lundy, 10. Buckman, 11. Ogle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Casey Shuman, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Gary Taylor, 12. Michael Colegrove, 13. Colby Copeland, 14. Mike Spencer, 15. Chris Windom, 16. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17. Matt Mitchell, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Charles Davis, Jr., 20. Stevie Sussex, 21. Josh Shipley, 22. Bryan Clauson. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Stanbrough, Laps 3-30 Bernal.

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Johnson-1,368; 2-Pelkey-1,190; 3-Davis-1,186; 4-Rossi-1,140; 5-Deskins-1,066; 6-Martin-999; 7-Mihocko-928; 8-Curtis-692; 9-Hosford-667; 10-Nick Aiuto-663.

NEXT SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: November 22 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships"