SWS: Thunder Raceway recap

Arizona drivers Kent Rosevear of Yuma and Charles Davis, Jr. of Buckeye scored feature victories in last week's USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series competition. The series is idle this week but resumes with June 6 and 7 races in Lubbock, ...

Arizona drivers Kent Rosevear of Yuma and Charles Davis, Jr. of Buckeye scored feature victories in last week's USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series competition. The series is idle this week but resumes with June 6 and 7 races in Lubbock, Texas.

Arizona drivers Mike Martin of Yuma and Kaylene Verville of Phoenix are in a virtual tie for the series point lead after the weekend events, 10 points ahead of Ronnie Clark of Tucson.

Rosevear, who won the series opener in April at El Centro, Calif., led all 30 laps of Saturday night's race at Thunder Raceway in Show Low, Ariz., beating Clark, Verville, Matthew Rossi and Robert Hall, Jr. to the line. Davis passed Eric Wilkins in the 22nd lap of Sunday night's race at Canyon Raceway in Peroia, Ariz. and led the last nine laps to beat Wilkins, Clark, fast qualifier Jeff Branaman and Rossi. Robert Marfia, Jr. was the fastest qualifier at Show Low.

Martin recorded ninth and eighth-place finishes in the two races, while Verville was third at Show Low and 11th at Peoria. Verville became USAC's first lady Sprint Car feature winner last year at Show Low.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Mike Martin 243
2. Kaylene Verville 243
3. Ron Clark 233
4. Brandon Lane 231
5. Rick Ziehl 222
6. Beau Binder 189
7. Robert Hall, Jr. 187
8. Shon Deskins 178
9. Matthew Rossi 171
10. Ron Kratz 157

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Series USAC
Drivers Shon Deskins , Rick Ziehl , Mike Martin , Beau Binder , Brandon Lane , Ronnie Clark , Robert Marfia