Kronik Energy Western World Qualifying Nights Unveiled

From USA Raceway

Tucson, AZ -As much of the nation goes into hibernation in anticipation for the cold weather, the tension continues to build as the kickoff of The 42nd Annual KRONIK Energy Western World Championships Presented by Old Tucson Studios is just a week away.

With more than 100 entries from 18 states as well as Canada already filed for the event set for November 19th-21st at Tucson’s USA Raceway, The qualifying nights have been determined.

The stellar field, including five former Western World champions and numerous track and series champions from throughout the country, has been split into two nights. The Lucas Oil National ASCS Sprint Car contenders and the Discount Tire ASCS wingless warriors will be split with half of each field running on Thursday night and the other half on Friday night. The top eight national finishers from each night’s main events will be locked into Saturday night’s $15k to win championship feature while the top seven from each night’s Discount Tire Canyon Region feature’s will make up the first seven rows of the $5k to win wingless championship feature. The balance of Saturday’s feature lineups will be determined by qualifying night finishing positions.

A glance at each night’s qualifying lineups is as follows:

Thursday November 19th – Old Tucson Studios Qualifying Night

Thursday kicks off the week in grand style as Lucas Oil ASCS National Point leader Shane Stewart and Discount Tire Canyon Region point leader “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. take to the track. Stewart will be in tough competition with 2 time Western World Champion Sammy Swindell, 2009 Knoxville Champion Johnny Herrera and the versatile Jesse Hockett among the Lucas Oil ASCS National qualifiers.

Davis will head up the wingless qualifiers with some heavy hitters that include 2007 Western World Champion and Tucson native Jerry Coons Jr., Indiana’s Jon Stanbrough and Discount Tire Challenge winner Rick Ziehl.

Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars (Wing)
1P Curtis Evans Dover, MO
2M Mike Melwicks Richmond BC Canada
3D Paul McMahan Hendersonville, TN
3S John Carney II El Paso, TX
5AZ John VanHorn Tucson, AZ
6 Ronnie Clark Tucson, AZ
7 Darren Long Elida, OH
9X Gary Wright Hooks, TX
10 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN
10A Ricky Logan Knoxville, IA
13 Jesse Hockett Warsaw, MO
15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. Sunnyvale, TX
20KS Kyle Sager Alto, NM
22 Jesse Baker Grants, NM
22B Ben Gregg Phoenix, AZ
22J John Gaston Phoenix, AZ
23 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA
41W Joshua Williams Glendale, AZ
44K Koty McGullam Marana, AZ
45 Martin Edwards Mesquite, TX
45X Johnny Herrera Albuquerque, NM
53 Jack Dover Springfield NE
57 Shane Stewart Bixby, OK
57X Lucas Wolfe Lemogne, PA
66 Jessica Van Dyke Tucson, AZ
71 Bob Schaffer Evergreen, CO
77M Billy Chester III Chino Valley, AZ
93K Brent Kronfuss Bozena, MO
93 Dustin Morgan Tulsa, OK
94 Danny Wood Norman, OK
99 Brady Bacon Sapulpa, OK
99J Jacob Ossenfort Rapid City, SD

Discount Tire ASCS Sprint Cars (Non Wing)
1 Jon Stanbrough Brownsburg, IN
5D Jerry Johnston Alburquerque, NM
6C Rex Calderwood Phoenix, AZ
7K Bruce St. James Phoenix, AZ
8 Daniel Hutto Tucson, AZ
8AZ Jordan Stetson Tucson, AZ
11 Seainn Hendricsen Glendale, AZ
12 Nathan High Goodyear, AZ
16B Robert Ballou Nobelsville, IN
17 Stephen Spiak Alburquerque, NM
19 Andrew Reinbold Gilbert, AZ
27N Nick Aiuto Camp Verde, AZ
29 Travis Rilat Forney, TX
32 Jerry Coons Jr. Tucson, AZ
41 Rick Ziehl Las Cruces, NM
48T Thomas Ogle Waddell, AZ
50 Charles Davis Jr. Phoenix, AZ
52 TBA Santa Fe, NM
62 Stevie Sussex Waddell, AZ
74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM
77 Dalten Gabbard Peoria, AZ
77M RJ Johnson Phoenix, AZ
78 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ
97 TBA Phoenix, AZ

Friday November 20th – Kronik Energy Qualifying Night

Friday night Jason Johnson, defending ASCS National Champion, will try to make up ground on Stewart as he quests to win back to back championships. With only 24 points separating the two drivers, Johnson will have tough work ahead as he takes on Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana, Southwest Region point leader Rick Ziehl and Northwest Region Champion Roger Crockett.

Jesse “The Rocket” Hockett will join Hollywood Herrera, Dustin Morgan, Ronnie Clark and Brady Bacoade in the wings to take on Dave Darland and former Western World Champion Jeremy Sherman.

Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars Series (Wing)
01 Kaylene Verville Avondale, AZ
1 Sean McClelland Tulsa, OK
1X JT Imperial Mesa, AZ
2 Kenneth Walker Sapulpa, OK
2SE Sean Becker Carmichael, CA
4 Eric Baldaccini Keller, TX
5A Thomas Ogle Waddell, AZ
7D Will Riley Sierra Vista, AZ
11C Roger Crockett Medford, OK
11 Chad Corken Highlands Ranch, CO
11T Steve Lohn Tucson, AZ
18 Tony Bruce Jr Liberal, KS
20AZ Steve Martin Phoenix, AZ
20L Andrew Reinbold Gilbert, AZ
20Z Rick Ziehl Las Cruces, NM
21 Brian Brown Grain Valley, MO
23N Stephen Allred Great Falls, MT
26B Bobby McMahan Sacramento, CA
25C Chad Groves Bend, OR
29 Travis Rilat Forney, TX
32 Jerry Coons Jr Tucson, AZ
33 Danny Lasoski Dover, MO
34 Calvin Landis Knoxville, IA
35A Joey Saldana Nevada City, CA
41 Jason Johnson Greenville, TX
42 Rick Boughan Lima, OH
55 Driver TBA (Carol Sink) Tucson, AZ
74X Josh Hodges Tijaras, NM
77 Colt Treharn Los Lunas, NM
77E William Eggiman San Ysidro, CA
88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR
94J Charles Davis Jr Phoenix, AZ

Discount Tire ASCS Sprint Cars (Non Wing)
2AZ Jesse Hockett Warsaw, MO
3 Harris Brooks Phoenix, AZ
3X Jimmy Crawford Newberry Park, CA
5M Brian O’Donnell Glendale, AZ
6 Ronnie Clark Tucson, AZ
6S Bryan Swinehart Prescott Valley, AZ
7AZ Brian Hosford Gilbert, AZ
7 Mike Leslie Litchfield Park, AZ
9 Brandon Lane Gilbert, AZ
16 Mike Martin Yuma, AZ
21 Johnathon Henry Phoenix, AZ
26AZ Bobby Taylor Oro Valley, AZ
27H Jermey Huebner Tucson, AZ
36 Dave Darland Lincoln, IN
37 David Bezio El Cajon, CA
44 Jeremy Sherman Surprise, AZ
45X Johnny Herrera Alburquerque, NM
55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA
61X Bo Baker Grants, NM
77S Brian Schuler El Cajon, CA
82 Sean Teeters Tucson, AZ
93 Dustin Morgan Tulsa, OK
99 Brady Bacon Sapulpa, OK
XXX Zach Sawyers Gilbert, AZ

Additional Kronik Energy Western World Information:

What: 42nd Annual Kronik Energy Western World Championships Presented By Old Tucson Studios

Where: USA Raceway -3/8-mile clay oval in Tucson, Arizona

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 19-21, 2009. $15,000 to win the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars Series (Wing)/$5,000 to win the Discount Tire ASCS Sprint Cars (Non Wing) Finale on November 21st. Race time is 7pm each day with gates opening at 3pm. Test ‘N Tune session on Wednesday November 18th from 6-9pm.

Parking: RV parking will be available Tuesday November 17th. Pit Parking will begin Wednesday November 18th at 8am.

Tickets: Ticket pricing, seating charts and purchasing information can be found online at or by calling the USA Raceway office at 520-574-8515

Hotel Information: Hotel Information can be found at or by calling the Tucson Airport Courtyard by Marriott at 520-573-0000

Directions: USA Raceway is located east of Tucson off I-10 exit 268, then 1.6 miles south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information please, contact the track at 520-574-8515 or additional information regarding USA Raceway can be found at

The Brodix ASCS Awards Banquet: The 18th Annual American Sprint Car Series Awards Banquet, Presented by Brodix, will follow directly on the heels of USA Raceway’s 42nd Annual KRONIK Energy Western World Championships presented by Old Tucson Studios.

Open to all racers, teams and fans, tickets are available for just $20 and may be obtained by calling USA Raceway at 520-574-8515. Tickets must be ordered by Tuesday, November 17th.

More information regarding Old Tucson Studios is available at

Past Western World Championship Winners:
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 – Sammy 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)