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Brian Brown, The Ragin Cajun and Hollywood Herrera Among Early Western World Entries

By canyon | 23 October 2012 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Kevin Montgomery, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 23, 2012) – The “Ragin Canjun” Jason Johnson will lead the American Sprint Car Series troops into battle at The 45th Annual FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet as they face off for the Lucas Oil ASCS National points finale at Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway November 15-17.

Johnson, the 2010 Series Champion, will be joined by a large cast that will include Brian Brown and “Hollywood” Johnny Herrera as they aim to dethrone back to back Western World winner Donny Schatz.

Brown, who played runner up to Schatz at the Knoxville Nationals, has tallied up 10 victories in 2012 while Herrera remains winless on the year.

Herrera, currently fourth in championship standings, will look for his first win of the year as he returns to his home territory.

Tickets are now available as the storied Western World Championships shifts back to the Phoenix area this November.  After several years in Tucson, the 45th rendition of the Western World Championships will take place at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ, on November 15-17.

The 45th Annual Western World Championships will include the best of both Sprint Car worlds with a $10,000 winner’s share up for grabs in the winged Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sprint Car ranks and $5,000 going to the non-wing ASCS Canyon Region victor.

Three-day advanced tickets may be purchased for only $60 with single day tickets only $20 for both Thursday and Friday and then $25 for the November 17 Western World Championships finale.

Detailed Western World Championships ticket information and pricing is available at

Tickets may be ordered by calling the track at 602-258-RACE (7223).

Entry forms for the 45th Annual Western World Championships are available at  Entries received by October 31 are just $100, with entries received after that date $150.

Tracy Hines and Donny Schatz topped more than 120 drivers in 2011 as they became Champions of the Western World’s 44th edition.  Hines picked up $5000 by winning the Non Wing portion and joined Donny Schatz as he etched his name onto the winners list for the third time by winning the ASCS National Western World Championship.

Hotel Information can be found at or by calling the Hampton Inn & Suites at 623-516-9300.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway.  For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or check online at

Fargo North Dakota’s Donny Schatz earned back to back Western World titles by topping the 2011 edition of the event last November marking his third triumph while Indiana’s, Tracy Hines garnered is first Western World title by winning the wingless portion of the event.

Steve Kinser has claimed the most Western World titles with seven triumphs including wingless wins in 1982 and 1983 followed by winged wins in 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992 and 1996.

Ron Shuman is next on the list with five Western World triumphs, all of the wingless variety, with other drivers posting multiple Western World wins including Donnie Schatz (3), Lealand McSpadden (3), Sammy Swindell (3), Brady Bacon (2), Bud Kaeding (2), Mark Kinser (2) and Jan Opperman (2).

Past Western World Championship Winners (Wing / Non-Wing)


2011 – Donny Schatz(w)

Tracy Hines (nw)

2010 – Donny Schatz(w)

Brady Bacon (nw)
2009 – Sammy Swindell(w)

Brady Bacon (nw)

2008 – Kevin Swindell (nw)
2007 – Jerry Coons, Jr. (nw)
2006 – Josh Wise (nw)
2005 – Dave Darland (nw)
2004 – Bud Kaeding (nw)
2003 – Tony Elliott (nw)
2002 – Bud Kaeding (nw)
2001 – Jeremy Sherman (nw)
2000 – Jay Drake (nw)
1999 – Donny Schatz (w)
1998 – Tyler Walker (w)
1997 – Mark Kinser (w)
1996 – Steve Kinser (w)
1995 – Lealand McSpadden (nw)
1994 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1993 – Lealand McSpadden (nw)
1992 – Steve Kinser (w)
1991 – Danny Lasoski (w)
1990 – Steve Kinser (w)
1989 – Sammy Swindell (w)
1988 – Mark Kinser (w)
1987 – Steve Kinser (w)
1986 – Bobby Davis, Jr. (w)
1985 – Steve Kinser (w)
1984 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1983 – Steve Kinser (nw)
1982 – Steve Kinser (nw)
1981 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1980 – Jeff Swindell (nw)
1979 – Tim Green (nw)
1978 – Lealand McSpadden (nw)
1977 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1976 – Bubby Jones (nw)
1975 – Ron Shuman (nw)
1974 – Rick Ferkel (nw)
1973 – Earl Wagner (nw)
1972 – Jan Opperman (nw)
1971 – Jan Opperman (nw)
1970 – Jerry McClung (nw)
1969 – Bob Huebner (nw)
1968 – Bob Cleberg (nw)




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