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Josh Pelkey Wins Rick Stewart Memorial at Prescott Valley

October 18th, 2014

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ –Taking the lead from R.J. Johnson on lap twenty-six, Peoria’s Josh Pelkey won Saturday’s “Rick Stewart Memorial” at Prescott Valley Speedway. For Pelkey, the 40-lap feature win was his fourth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph of the season. Matt Rossi, Stevie Sussex, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Piloting Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Josh Pelkey ran second to Stevie Sussex in his heat race and entered the feature ranked third in the nightly passing points. Starting fourth on the grid, the former ASCA Champion stormed to the Stewart Memorial victory. Win the Prescott Valley win, Josh has climbed to second in the standings with five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led on the season.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix charged to second in the Prescott Valley feature after starting fifth. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and placed second in passing points. The veteran racer heads to Canyon Speedway Park ranked fourth in series points with four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex raced from sixth to claim third in the Rick Stewart Memorial. Driving the #21AZ Stratis Construction / RSS Industries RSS, Sussex won the third 10-lap heat race and was the night’s high point driver heading to the feature. To date, Stevie is fifteenth in the point chase with two heat race victories, one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and fifteen feature laps led in 2014.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma drove to fourth at Prescott Valley after starting ninth. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin placed fourth in his heat race and was seated ninth in passing points. Heading to Saturday’s “Hank Arnold Memorial,” the former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took fifth in the 40-lap Stewart Memorial after starting eighth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran third in his heat race and placed eighth in the nightly passing points. To date, the five-time state champion is third in points with four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix raced to victory in the night’s second heat race. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson was fifth in passing points and led the first twenty-five laps before scoring sixth at the checkered flags. The point leader has ten feature wins, thirteen heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led in the campaign.

This Saturday, October 18th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to action at Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The “Hank Arnold Memorial” will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (7223).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).

Prescott Valley Hosts 40 Lap Rick Stewart Memorial This Saturday

October 9th, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ – This Saturday, October 11th, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will make their final appearance of the year at Prescott Valley Speedway. Hosted by General Manager Bugs Norbury, the 40-lap “Rick Stewart Memorial” will also showcase Mini Stocks, SCRA Factory Stocks, Prescott Valley Dwarf Cars, and the Copper State Mod Lites. The Pit Gate opens at 4:00pm, the Front Gates at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

Heading to the eighteenth point race of the season, the rescheduled “Rick Stewart Memorial” will be the third race at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds. At the May 3rd debut, veteran Shon Deskins claimed his first series win and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took the checkered flags on June 28th. Unfortunately, rain washed away plans for the two-day Stewart Memorial in early August. This Saturday, a talented roster of drivers is expected at Prescott Valley with the goal of earning valuable championship points and adding the 3/8-mile oval to their win list.

While rain also claimed the September 27th “Brawl For It All,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix sits atop the standings with a 130-point advantage. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson charged to third from tenth at Casa Grande on September 20th. The defending SouthWest Champion heads to Prescott Valley with ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led on the season. Johnson will be looking to claim his series leading twenty-second victory this Saturday night.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the point standings. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis earned his fourth win of the season at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway. To date, the five-time state champion has twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on gaining points on Johnson with another victory at Prescott Valley Speedway.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the championship point chase. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey took fourth in the September 20th main event. Entering Saturday’s race, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led in 2014. Josh will be looking to score his fifth career SouthWest triumph at Prescott Valley.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins placed eighth at Casa Grande on September 20th. As this writing goes to press, the veteran racer has one feature win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led on the year. Shon will have his sights on claiming his second win of the campaign and climbing up the standings.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix is currently fifth in the point standings. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi ran second to Johnson at Central Arizona Speedway. To date, the veteran racer has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and fourteen top-10 finishes in the campaign. On Saturday, Matt will be looking add the “Rick Stewart Memorial” to his resume.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, Nick Aiuto, Brian Hosford, Mike Colegrove, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, and more.

Prescott Valley Speedway is located on the Yavapai County Fairgrounds at 10501 Highway 89A in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Adult tickets (11 and up) are $18 and Kids tickets (10 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).