Thursday, March 28, 2013
Charles Davis of Buckeye, Ariz. will take a 20-point lead over R.J. Johnson into the April 13 race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. The race will be USAC’s first at the new 3/8-mile dirt oval.
Davis piloted Jim Massey’s car to victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Ariz. Davis passed Nick Aiuto on lap 23 and led the final eight laps for the win over Aiuto, Brian Hosford, Josh Pelkey and Bryan Swinehart. Hosford led the first 18 laps of the race. Johnson was seventh in Saturday’s race.
The win was Davis’ seventh in USAC competition in Arizona, second only to Dave Steele and A.J. Foyt, who have eight. Davis has a chance to tie for the all-time lead with a win at Queen Creek.
2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-130, 2-R.J. Johnson-110; 3-Josh Pelkey-103, 4-Ronnie Clark-101, 5-Justin Quinn-96, 6-Brian Hosford-93, 7-Bryan Swinehart-92, 8-Tom Ogle-90, 9-Mike Bonneau-69, 10-Nick Aiuto-67.