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R.J. Johnson Scores Summer Slam Win at CSP!

By canyon | 27 July 2014 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 26, 2014) – Defending series champion kept the hot hand in USAC Southwest Sprint Car action at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Third Annual Summer Slam atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Johnson added his fifth USAC Southwest score of the year, Ricky Thornton, Jr., reeled off another IMCA Modified triumph, Matt Martinez bested the Pure Stocks and Jarrett Martin topped the Micro Sprints.

In the USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature, Johnson made a late move in the Michaels No. 77m around race-long leader Matt Rossi to snare his third consecutive score atop CSP clay.

Johnson took the win with a white-flag lap pass with Rossi settling for second ahead of pole starter Shon Deskins, Josh Shipley and Mike Martin.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Ricky Thornton, Jr., rallied from the tenth starting position to capture his tenth win of the year in 12 CSP starts. Thornton, Jr., raced to the checkered flag ahead of James Webster, Brian Schultz, Guy Norton and 17th-starter Chaz Baca, Jr.

Keeping a hot hand like Johnson and Thornton, Jr., Matt Martinez raced from the eighth starting position to win his third consecutive Pure Stock main event ahead of Jason Schwader, 10th-starter Aaron Hetrick, Steve Bitting and Chris McCurdy, Jr.

In Micro Sprint action, Jarrett Martin took advantage of the pole starting position to capture his first win of the year at CSP ahead of Colton Hardy, 12th-starter Cassie Klenkie, Cliff Cormany and Kyle Huttenhow.

Canyon Speedway Park action continues on Saturday night, August 9, with the Allscapes Back to School Special featuring IMCA Modifieds along with Pure Stocks, Renegades and X-Mods.

Canyon Speedway Park

Third Annual Summer Slam

July 26, 2014 Results:

                                                                              

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 2-Josh Shipley, 7. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 8. 11c-Michael Curtis, 9. 13-Dennis Giles.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 28-Mike Morin, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 27-Nick Aiuto, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko, 8. 22b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 2-Josh Shipley, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 12-Josh Pelkey, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 27-Nick Aiuto, 10. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 11. 28-Mike Morin, 12. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 13. 11c-Michael Curtis, 14. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 15. 5-Tye Mihocko, 16. 22b-Brian Hosford.

 

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 45-Ryan Roath, 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4. 87-Clifton Maggard, 5. 53-Nick Bruce, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 8. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.

Second Heat: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 19x-Kenny Gill, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 7k-Lance Salo, 8. 39-Derek Huggins.

Third Heat: 1. L8-Brian Schultz, 2. 5az-James Webster, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 55x-Nick Gann, 5. 5-Steve Carter, 6. 27-John Brinkley, 7. 24-Mike Martin.

“B” Feature: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 53-Nick Bruce, 4. 5-Steve Carter, 5. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 7. 24-Mike Martin, 8. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 9. 39-Derek Huggins, 10. 27-John Brinkley, 11. 7k-Lance Salo.

“A” Feature: 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 5az-James Webster, 3. L8-Brian Schultz, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 87-Clifton Maggard, 7. $-Cody Center, 8. 53-Nick Bruce, 9. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 10. 19x-Kenny Gill, 11. 78-Steve Stultz, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 13. 5-Steve Carter, 14. 55x-Nick Gann, 15. 45-Ryan Roath, 16. 44-Jason Noll, 17. 24-Mike Martin, 18. 8-Nate Warren, 19. 41-George Fronsman, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari.

 

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 6-Dave Van Ess, 3. 7-Mason Keefer, 4. 44-Aaron Miller, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 7. 86-Kyle Klein.

Second Heat: 1. 2-Dennis Carrier, 2. 50-Cliff Cormany, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 41-Colton Hardy, 5. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 6. 37j-Nick Ellenberger, 7. 9-Marty Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 4. 50-Cliff Cormany, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 6-Dave Van Ess, 7. 7-Mason Keefer, 8. 77-Aaron Miller, 9. 37j-Nick Ellenberger, 10. 86-Kyle Klein, 11. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 12. 2-Dennis Carrier, 13. 42-Kenny Hilton, 14. 9-Marty Morin.

 

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 2. 44-Aaron Hetrick, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 55-Jason Schwader, 5. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 6. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7. 01-Ty Warner, 8. 24-Josh Carter.

Second Heat: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 5m-Zack Madrid, 3. 28-Mike Herrera, 4. 6s-Kyle Salo, 5. 15-Speedy Madrid, 6. 75-Jason Suchta, 7. 19w-John Thomas, 8. 77-Danny James.

Third Heat: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. Z28-Ty Weidner, 3. 51-Donald Carter, 4. 21m-Matt Martinez, 5. 17L-Nick Langer, 6. 222-Eric Helton, 7. 3-Ashley Stafford.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 55-Jason Schwader, 3. 44-Aaron Hetrick, 4. 7-Steve Bitting, 5. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 6. 01-Ty Warner, 7. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 5m-Zack Madrid, 9. 19w-John Thomas, 10. 75-Jason Suchta, 11. 15-Speedy Madrid, 12. Z28-Ty Weidner, 13. 3-Ashley Stafford, 14. 28-Mike Herrera, 15. 6s-Kyle Salo, 16. XX-Chuck Thornton, 17. 222-Eric Helton, 18. 17L-Nick Langer, 19. 24-Josh Carter, 20. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 21. 51-Donald Carter, 22. 44s-Steve Shumaker.

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