3.7.13 USAC Southwest Sprints Results - Dirt Racing Report

3.7.13 USAC Southwest Sprints Results

Las Vegas, NV……..It’s only March 7 and Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. already has eight USAC feature event wins under his belt this year! Thursday night it was the first race of the 2013 “Grudge Series” and the opening point race of USAC’s brand-new Southwest Sprint Series – the “Sin City Showdown” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Nevada. Driving the Mike Martin Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim, Clauson grabbed the lead when Ryan Bernal spun on lap 23 and he led the final three laps to beat R.J. Johnson, Richard Vander Weerd, Rusty Carlile and Shon Deskins. Carlile led the first 13 laps and Bernal the next 10 before Clauson took over. The race was also considered a special” non-points event for the USAC West Coast Sprint cars.

USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST (SE) SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 7, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track – “Sin City Showdown”

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 Kruseman). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Mike Spencer (#7M Priestley), 3. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 4. Cory Kruseman (#21K Kruseman), 5. Brody Roa (#91 BR), 6. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Rusty Carlile, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Cory Kruseman, 8. Bruce St. James, 9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Mike Martin, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Ryan Bernal, 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Mike Spencer, 15. Andy Reinbold, 16. Trevor Cooper, 17. Colby Copeland, 18. James Aragon, 19. Stevie Sussex. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Carlile, Laps 14-22 Bernal, Laps 23-25 Clauson.

“GRUDGE SERIES” SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Clauson-66, 2-Johnson-65, 3-R.Vander Weerd-59, 4-Carlile-58, 5-Deskins-56, 6-Davis-50, 7-Kruseman-47, 8-St. James-43, 9-Kaeding-42, 10-Martin-39.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: March 16 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park