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Western World Qualifying Nights Revealed

Bryan Hulbert – Peoria, Arizona (November 12, 2012) Coming off a pair of nights in the Borderlands of West Texas and Southern New Mexico, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV makes the trip west into the “Grand Canyon State” for the 2012 Season Finale with the 45th annual FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet.

Scheduled for November 15th, 16th, and 17th at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona this year event will again feature an almost utopic combination of both the Wing and Non-Wing variety with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV and ASCS Southwest Region joining with the Non-Wing ASCS Canyon Region.

Split among Thursday and Friday night, the Wing and Non-Wing pre-entries totals come to 82. Among the pre-entered include three time Western World champion Donny Schatz. Earning back to back titles in 2010 and 2011, Schatz first Western World triumph came in 1999. Teaming with Travis Rilat in the Richard and Lana Saumure owned No. 15c Carlan Services/Xtreme Oilfield Technology entry; Schatz has had a banner year claiming his fifth World of Outlaws Championship in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15.

Returning to defend his Non-Wing title is New Castle, Indiana ace Tracy Hines who will be behind the wheel of the Calderwood No. 6h. Hines enters the Western World coming off a fourth place finish this past weekend in the USAC Western Classic at the Canyon Speedway Park. The 2000 USAC Silver Crown and 2002 USAC National Sprint Car Champion has had a successful year, managing ten wins to along with a fourth place run in the 2012 USAC National Sprint Car standings.

Among the entrants into this year’s event, five plan to pull double duty including two time champion Non-Wing Brady Bacon (2009, 2010), Dalten Gabbard, Joshua Hodges, Dustin Morgan, and current ASCS Southwest Region points leader and defending champion Rick Ziehl.

Other notable entries include Rico Abreu who qualified for the A-Feature in this year’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, and Mike Spencer who grabbed the 2012 Oval Nationals title at Parris Auto Speedway in the Ron Chaffin owned No. 50. Abreu will behind the wheel of the Abreu Vinyard No. 89 with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV while Spencer will pilot the Mark Priestly No. 7m with Non-Wing ASCS Canyon Region.

Festivities for the 45th annual FVP Western World Championships presented by Sands Chevrolet will begin with a pre-race party on Tuesday November 13th at the Native New Yorker located at 7273 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale, Arizona starting at 7pm.

This year’s event will feature spilt qualifying nights with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV preliminary events paying $1,500 to win each night. The ASCS Canyon Region portion will feature $1,250 to win preliminary features. Championship night for the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV will feature a $10,000 to win, $500 to start A-Feature event and a $5,000 to win, $300 to start ASCS Canyon Region A-Feature.

Tickets information can be found at

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV – Pre-Entries:


2 – Dustin Morgan
3 – JJ Hickle
4 – Gary Taylor
5 – Brad Loyet
17 – Bruce Griffith JR.
22 – Jesse Baker
53 – Jack Dover
77 – Dalten Gabbard
81 – Danny Wood
99 – Brady Bacon
224 – John Carney II
11C – Matt Covington
15C – Donny Schatz
17J – Jayme Barnes
2L – Logan Forler
33V – Henry Van Dam
39C – Travis Rilat
41W – Joshua Williams
5H – Kyle Hirst
77X – Wayne Johnson


2 – Kaylene Verville
15 – Bud Goodwin
18 – Tony Bruce Jr.
21 – Brian Brown
22 – Mike Rux Jr.
23 – Seth Bergman
41 – Jason Johnson
82 – Justin Henderson
89 – Rico Abreu
90 – Lance Norick
94 – Jeff Swindell
17B – Christopher Bell
17W – Cole Wood
1M – Danny Lasoski
20Z – Rick Ziehl
45X – Johnny Herrera
4X – Shawn Peterson
57X – Lucas Wolfe
74X – Josh Hodges
9 – Gary Wright

Non-Wing ASCS Canyon Region – Pre Entries:


2 – Joshua Shipley
8 – Bob Ream Jr.
9 – Josh Hodges
12 – Josh Pelkey
19 – Andy Reinbold
21 – Jon Stanbrough
48 – Thomas Ogle
50 – Charles Davis Jr.
51 – RJ Johnson
74 – Colby Copland
78 – Chris Bonneau
94 – James Aragon
16M – Bryan Clauson
19R – Ronnie Smith
21P – Kevin Thomas Jr.
2AZ – Shane Cockrum
2R – Matthew Rossi
32B – Brian Hosford
41W – Rick Ziehl
6H – Tracy Hines
7K – Bruce St. James
9S – Johnny Shelton Jr.


6 – Ronnie Clark
6B – Brian Swinehart
14 – Darrell Sickles
16 – Mike Martin
20 – Shon Deskins
29 – Michael Bonneau
53 – Tom Lee
77 – Dalten Gabbard
77x – Casey Shuman
93 – Justin Quinn
93 – Dustin Morgan
99 – Brady Bacon
12C – Jerry Coons
17K – Kyle Danielson
20L – Matt Lundy
44JR – Shane Cottle
5AZ – Jody Wirth
6JT – Michael Curtis
7M – Mike Spencer
8D – Dave Darland

Past Wing Sprint Car Champions of the Western World: Donny Schatz (2011, 2010, 1999), Sammy Swindell (2009, 1989), Tyler Walker (1998), Mark Kinser (1997, 1988), Steve Kinser (1996, 1992, 1990, 1987, 1985), Danny Lasoski (1991), Bobby Davis Jr. (1986)

Past Non-Wing Sprint Car Champions of the Western World: Tracy Hines (2011), Brady Bacon (2010, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2008), Jerry Coons Jr. (2007), Josh Wise (2006), Dave Darland (2005), Bud Kaeding (2004. 2002), Tony Elliot (2003), Jeremy Sherman (2001), Jay Drake (2000), Lealand McSpadden (1995, 1993, 1978), Ron Shuman (1994, 1984, 1981, 1977, 1975), Steve Kinser (1983, 1982), Jeff Swindell (1980), Tim Green (1979), Bubby Jones (1976), Rick Ferkel (1974), Earl Wagner (1973), Jan Opperman (1972, 1971), Jerry McClung (1970), Bob Huebner (1969), Bob Cleberg (1968)


Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
ASCS Southwest Region
ASCS Non-Wing Canyon Region


November 13th – Western World Kick-Off Party – Native New Yorker Restaurant – 7pm-10pm
November 14th – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ – Open Practice – 6pm-9pm
November 15th – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ – Open @ 4pm / Racing @ 7pm
November 16th – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ – Open @ 4pm / Racing @ 7pm
November 17th – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ – Open @ 4pm / Racing @ 7pm

Track Information: Canyon Speedway Park
Address: 9777 W. Carefree Hwy. Peoria, AZ 85383
Phone #: 602-258-RACE (7223)

2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-13, Wayne Johnson-9, Brady Bacon-7, Jeff Swindell-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Mason Moore-1, Brad Loyet-1, Brooke Tatnell-1, Kevin Swindell-1, Justin Henerson-1, Terry McCarl-1, Jack Dover-1, Paul McMahan-1, Logan Forler-1 , Travis Rilat-1

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 6,552; 2. Wayne Johnson 6,430; 3. Brady Bacon 6,272; 4. Johnny Herrera 5,962; 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 5,875; 6. Brad Loyet 5,830; 7. Seth Bergman 5,428; 8. Logan Forler 5,428; 9. Dustin Morgan-5,190; 10. Gary Wright-5,189

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead:

2013 Schedule to be released at IMIS

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:

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