FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway,
Queen Creek, AZ
Sanction: FK Rod Ends Southwest Dirt Racing Association - $1,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated March 8, 8:19 am)
Three-time champ captures SWDRA opener
- John Cornell
- Don Shaw
- John Morris Jr.
- Brad Williams
- Dakota Berry
- Craig Parker
- Bruce Duckett
- Kelly Johnson
- Lyndon Bolt
- Lee Hoy
- Casey Skyberg
- Scott Francouer
- Matt Sparby
- Steve Stultz
- Bill Waltman
- Paul Rios
- Kent Rosevear
What won the race: Three-time and reigning series champion John Cornell of Phoenix, Ariz., captured Friday’s Southwest Dirt Racing Association season opener at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. Cornell finished ahead of eighth-row starter Don Shaw for a $1,000 victory in the first race of a weekend doubleheader.
Key notes: The pole-starting Cornell earned his 21st career series victory, tying him for second on the all-time list with Adam Crippen (Lonnie Parker Jr. has 67 career series victories). ... Ten of 17 starters were running at the finish but just two on the lead lap. ... The event drew racers from four states. ... Kent Rosevear of Yuma, Ariz., made his first SWDRA feature start. ... James Webster and James Laing scratched from the feature.
On the move: Runner-up Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., started 15th.
Winner's sponsors: Cornell's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by ATEC Engineering and JC Precision.
Points chase: The event opened the SWDRA season.
Car count: 19
Polesitter: John Cornell
Heat race winners: John Cornell, Steve Stultz, Brad Williams
Next series race: March 21, Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, AZ) $700
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.