Central Arizona Speedway,
Casa Grande, AZ
Sanction: Southwest Dirt Racing Association - $700
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated February 11, 6:03 pm)
Shaw tops Parker, wins SWDRA opener
- Don Shaw
- Craig Parker
- Jimmy Whisler
- Brad Williams
- Scott Sluka
- James Laing
- John Cornell
- Lee Hoy
- Bruce Duckett
- Jerry Fincher
- Mike Masters
- Donald Curtis
- Dana Fite
- Brett Hegeman
- Paul Rios
Don Shaw heads for his 10th career SWDRA victory.
What won the race: Finishing 2.079 seconds ahead of Craig Parker, third-starting Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., won Saturday’s Southwest Dirt Racing Association season-opener at Central Arizona Speedway. Jim Whisler finished third. Shaw earned $700.
Key notes: Shaw, who has a home in Arizona, earned his 10th career SWDRA victory, moving him into a tie for seventh on the tour’s all-time win list. … He last won on Nov. 24, 2018 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. … It was his second series win at Central Arizona. … Seven of the 15 starters completed all 25 laps. … It was the first of four visits the series will make to Central Arizona this season. The tour returns on March 23. ... The 2019 points fund increased from an overall purse of $8,000 to $10,000 thanks to Shaw Trucking.
Winner's sponsors: Shaw's Billy Moyer Victory Race Car has a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsorship from Shaw Trucking, Blaine Brothers, Allstate Peterbilt, Northern Metal Recycling, Village Bank and Lube-Tech.
Points chase: Shaw grabbed the early points lead; John Cornell of Phoenix, Ariz., is the 2018 series champion.
Car count: 15
Heat race winners: Don Shaw, Scott Sluka
Next series race: March 2, FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, AZ) $700
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.