From Lonnie Wheatley
Peoria, AZ — (February 26, 2016) — Stevie Sussex continued his strong start to the 2016 USAC Southwest Sprint Car season by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap “Easter Eggstravaganza” feature event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.
While Sussex padded his USAC Southwest points lead, other “Easter Eggstravaganza” winners included Sean Bray in Late Models, Ray Czumaj in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dustin Cormany in Micro Sprints and Brenden Priest in Mod Lites.
A winner of a pair of USAC Southwest events at CSP last year, Tempe’s Sussex raced from the fifth starting position and took the lead away from Charles Davis, Jr., at the midway point en route to victory lane aboard Mike Burkhart’s No. 21az entry.
Sussex raced to the stripe to collect the $2,000 winner’s share ahead of eighth-starter Josh Pelkey with reigning series champion R.J. Johnson, Matt Rossi and Thomas Ogle rounding out the top five.
Canyon Speedway Park
March 26, 2016 – Easter Eggstravaganza Results
USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 13-Dennis Gile, 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 99-Kyle Shipley, 7. 18-Asa Kesterson.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 27-Nick Aiuto, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 22b-Brian Hosford, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis, 7. 54-Landon Cling.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 48-Thomas Ogle, 3. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 78-Chris Bonneau, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 14az-Dustin Burkhart.
“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 48-Thomas Ogle, 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 7k-Bruce St. James, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 78-Chris Bonneau, 11. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 12. 5-Tye Mihocko, 13. 13-Dennis Gile, 14. 22b-Brian Hosford, 15. 11c-Michael Curtis, 16. 98-Matt Lundy, 17. 34-Tanner Grau, 18. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 19. 99-Kyle Shipley, 20. 54-Landon Cling, 21. 18-Asa Kesterson.