Central Arizona Speedway,
Casa Grande, AZ
Sanction: Southwest Dirt Racing Association - $700
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated February 26, 9:43 am)
Reigning tour champ captures SWDRA opener
- John Cornell
- Jerry Fincher
- Bruce Duckett
- Mike Masters
- Doug Paxson
- John Brinkley
- James Laing
- Donald Curtis
- Art Lacy
- Paul Rios
- Craig Parker
- Bud Grossenbacher
- Steve Stultz
What won the race: Defending tour champion John Cornell of Phoenix, Ariz., led all the way Saturday at Central Arizona Raceway to capture the opener on the Southwest Dirt Racing Association. Cornell picked his ninth career SWDRA victory.
Key notes: Cornell won seven series races last season, including one in Casa Grande. ... Bud Grossenbacher and Steve Stultz crossed the line second and third but were disqualified for failing to report to postrace tech. ... Jerry Fincher crossed the line fourth but was elevated to the runner-up spot. ... Dana Fite scratched from the main event.
Winner's sponsors: Cornell's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by ATEC Engineering.
Points chase: Cornell takes the early-season points lead.
Car count: 14
Next series race: March 17, Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, AZ) $1,000
Editor's note: Corrects winning purse to $700 sted $1,000.