3.1.18 USAC Southwest Sprints Results - Dirt Racing Report

3.1.18 USAC Southwest Sprints Results

Las Vegas, NV……..Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. completed a “clean sweep” of the 7th FVP Showdown for USAC West Coast and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Thursday night’s 25-lap feature victory. Wednesday’s winner started sixth in Thursday’s race but ran down early leaders Brady Short and Brady Bacon to grab the lead on lap four in Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body Sherman/Ford. He proceeded to lead the final 22 laps to beat Brody Roa, Tyler Courtney and Bacon, who waged a race-long battle for the runner-up spot. Stevie Sussex rounded out the “top-five” at the checkered flag. “These guys are awesome,” said Grant about his team. The car really stuck wherever we put it but the rest of the field kept us honest tonight. “I really had to work for this one.” Grant was also the fastest qualifier and won his heat race. Colton Hardy came from 17th to 8th to claim the Saldana Racing Products/Racing Optics Hard Charger award.
USAC WEST COAST/SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “Special Event” RACE RESULTS: March 1, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – 7th “FVP Showdown”
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 77M, Michael-19.000; 2. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-19.218; 3. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-19.348; 4. Landon Cling, 54, Cling-19.580; 5. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-19.593; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-19.606; 7. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-19.619; 8. Stevie Sussex, 34AZ, Grau-19.642; 9. Tanner Carrick, 83T, Carrick-19.729; 10. Tyler Courtney, 56, Phulps-19.920; 11. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-19.986; 12. Dalton Hill, 81D, Double D-19.988; 13. Michael Fanelli, 2, Fanelli-20.042; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 42, Cheney-20.042; 15. Brady Short, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-20.296; 16. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-20.349; 17. Colton Hardy, 74, Williams-20.374; 18. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-20.885; 19. Larry Kesterson, F2, Kesterson-21.642; 20. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-22.287; 21. Johnnie Butler, 54X, Butler-22.615; 22. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-NT.
EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Courtney, 3. Swanson, 4. Cling, 5. Gile, 6. Fanelli, 7. Kesterson, 8. Ervine. NT
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Sussex, 3. Mihocko, 4. Copeland, 5. Thomas, 6. Hardy, 7. Stolz. NT
COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED/ROD END SUPPLY THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Short, 3. Davis, 4. Hill, 5. Carrick, 6. Shaw, 7. Butler. NT
FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Brady Short, 7. Colby Copeland, 8. Colton Hardy, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Jake Swanson, 11. Landon Cling, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 14. Tanner Carrick, 15. Michael Fanelli, 16. Koen Shaw, 17. Johnnie Butler, 18. Austin Ervine, 19. Larry Kesterson, 20. Dennis Gile, 21. Dalton Hill, 22. Ryan Stolz. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Short, Lap 3 Bacon, Laps 4-25 Grant.
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: March 9 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway