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Western World Entries Rolling In!

By canyon | 08 November 2013 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Western World 980x360Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 8, 2013) – With entries pouring in daily, the Western World looks to be bigger and better than ever.

A total of approximately 80 cars will converge upon Peoria, Arizona’s 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval for next week’s 46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by the Racers Advantage Store.

Set for next Thursday through Saturday, November 14-16, after a Wednesday night practice session, the Western World Championships will include the Honda USAC National Midgets along with the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Cars.

The winner of both Midget and Sprint Car WWC features will collect $7,500 with a $5,000 bonus courtesy of E&K Construction up for grabs if one driver can win both features, bringing the potential take to $20,000.

Approximately 30 Midgets and 50 Sprint Cars are anticipated for the event, with a quick glimpse at the entry list revealing one of the most competitive fields in Western World history.


Honda USAC National Midgets:

0 Johnny Murdock (Kaufman, TX)

3 Darren Hagen (Riverside, CA)

3 Chris Windom (Canton, IL)

4 Bobby East (Brownsburg, IN)

5d Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)

7 Shannon McQueen (Bakersfield, CA)

7a Dalton Armstrong (New Castle, IN)

7c Caleb Armstrong (New Castle, IN)

9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)

10 Brad Kuhn (Avon, IN)

11a Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO)

12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ)

15 David Prickett (Fresno, CA)

24 Tracy Hines (Wilkinson, IN)

35 Scott Pierovich (Alamo, CA)

37 Trey Marcham (Oklahoma City, OK)

39 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)

39 Kyle Edwards (Fountain Valley, CA)

51 R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)

55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)

55 Taylor Ferns (Shelby Twp, MI)

67 Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)

67x Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA)

68 Ronnie Gardner (Norco, CA)

71 Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

91T Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK)

99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)

Stevie Sussex (Phoenix, AZ)

Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA)

Richard Vander Weerd (Visalia, CA)


USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

 Thursday Qualifiers:

2 Matthew Rossi (Glendale, AZ)

2 Joshua Shipley (Peoria, AZ)

4g Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)

5 Dalten Gabbard (Peoria, AZ)

5v Bradley Terrell (Sebastopol, CA)

6 Ronnie Clark (Tucson, AZ)

7k Bruce St. James (Phoenix, AZ)

8 Bob Ream, Jr. (Glendale, AZ)

9 Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ)

11 Joe Ramaker (Boise, ID)

12 Josh Grady (Floravista, NM)

18 Dustin Cormany (Phoenix, AZ)

20 Shon Deskins (Waddell, AZ)

26 Connor Kassik (Hanford, CA)

29 Mike Bonneau (Phoenix, AZ)

48 Thomas Ogle (Phoenix, AZ)

50 Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ)

53 Tom Lee (Prescott, AZ)

57x James Aragon (Glendale, AZ)

68 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

73 Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)

74 Colby Copeland (Glendale, AZ)

77m R.J. Johnson (Phoenix, AZ)

88 Richard Vander Weerd (Visalia, CA)

99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)


Friday Qualifiers:

3x Jimmy Crawford (Ventura, CA)

5 Tye Mihocko (Peoria, AZ)

5x Jody Wirth (Queen Creek, AZ)

7m Mike Spencer (Temecula, CA)

10 Jace Vander Weerd (Visalia, CA)

11c Michael Curtis (Cottonwood, AZ)

12 Josh Pelkey (Peoria, AZ)

16 Mike Martin (Yuma, AZ)

19 Andrew Reinbold (Gilbert, AZ)

20 Bryan Clauson (Noblesville, IN)

20s Jon Stanbrough (Avon, IN)

21 Tracy Hines (Wilkinson, IN)

28 Mark Morin (Surprise, AZ)

32b Brian Hosford (Gilbert, AZ)

41w Rick Ziehl (Las Cruces, NM)

45 Jason Grady (Floravista, NM)

55 Tony Everhart (El Cajon, CA)

57 TBA

60 Michael Harms (Scottsdale, AZ)

74x Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA)

77 Casey Shuman (Rattlesnake Bend, AZ)

93 Dustin Morgan (Tulsa, OK)

97 Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)

98 Matt Lundy (Phoenix, AZ)


Three-day advanced tickets for the Western World Championships are available for just $65 with VIP Suite tickets for all three days available for $95 and All Access Passes for $110.

Single day tickets are $20 for both Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday’s 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).

Hotel Information can be found at or by calling the Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News.  The track update registration can be found at the top of the home page.

The entire 2013 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at

Discounted CSP season passes are also available by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.  Season ticket packages can be viewed at

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

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