RJ & Faria Capture USAC Wins

April 29, 2017 – A pair of past series champions reached USAC victory lane on Saturday night with R.J. Johnson taking USAC Southwest honors at Arizona Speedway and Danny Faria, Jr., earning the USAC West Coast victory at Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds.

Johnson wrestled the lead away from Stevie Sussex on the tenth round en route to victory lane ahead of Sussex, Charles Davis, Jr., Shon Deskins and Nick Aituo while Faria, Jr., paced the final 11 rounds to take Kings honors ahead of Austin Liggett, Jace VanderWeerd, Joe Stornetta and Cody Majors.

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 29, 2017 – San Tan Valley, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold/Underrwood), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Cody Sickles (#14 Sickles), 8. Ricky Thornton Jr. (#5M Madrid). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 2. Jeff Lowery (#45 Lowery), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Ronnie Gardner (#12 Allen), 7. Leland Fuller (#3 Fuller), 8. Brent Yarnal (#29B Yarnal). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#2 Yeley), 2. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 3. Justin Grant (#34 Team AZ), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Bobby Marcum (#80 Marcum), 6. Larry Kesterson (#F2 Kesterson), 7. Jonas Reynolds (#0 Harland). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Shon Deskins, 5. Nick Aiuto, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Landon Cling, 9. Mike Martin, 10. Tye Mihocko, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Cody Sickles, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Matt Lundy, 16. Chris Bonneau, 17. Jeff Lowery, 18. Bobby Marcum, 19. Jonas Reynolds, 20. Leland Fuller, 21. Larry Kesterson, 22. Brent Yarnal. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Sussex, Laps 10-30 Johnson.

HARD CHARGER: Ronnie Gardner (17th to 7th)

BEAVER STRIPES PASSING MASTER: R.J. Johnson

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 29, 2017 – Hanford, California – Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.657; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.836; 3. Joe Stornetta Jr., 3F, Finkenbinder-16.862; 4. Jake Swanson, 41, Henry/Jones-16.894; 5. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-16.940; 6. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.079; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-17.096; 8. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-17.367; 9. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-17.502; 10. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-17.505; 11. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.583; 12. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-17.721; 13. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-17.881; 14. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-17.995; 15. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-18.162; 16. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-18.198; 17. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-18.237; 18. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-18.554; 19. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman-18.920.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. R.Vander Weerd. 3. Wiley, 4. McQueen, 5. Swanson, 6. Smith, 7. Conway. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Guardino, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Garris, 5. Stolz, 6. Adams. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stornetta, 2. Majors, 3. Timmons, 4. Sibley, 5. Hix, 6. Strole. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Austin Liggett, 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 4. Joe Stornetta Jr., 5. Cody Majors, 6. Ryan Timmons, 7. Tristan Guardino, 8. Hobie Conway, 9. Steven Garris, 10. Steve Hix, 11. Max Adams, 12. Brandon Wiley, 13. Kyle Smith, 14. Jeff Sibley, 15. Ryan Stolz, 16. Richard Vander Weerd, 17. Geoffrey Strole, 18. Jake Swanson, 19. Shannon McQueen. NT

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**McQueen flipped on lap 13 of the feature. R.Vander Weerd flipped on lap 23 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Liggett, Laps 6-19 Stornetta, Laps 20-30 Faria

BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Hobie Conway (19th to 8th)