SWS: Tucson race notes 2005-01-01

Pelkey Wins Inaugural "Roger Mccluskey Classic" Josh Pelkey of Phoenix, Ariz. led all 40 laps of Saturday afternoon's inaugural "Roger McCluskey Classic" USAC Southwest Sprint Car race at the brand-new USA Race Park in Tucson, ...

Pelkey Wins Inaugural "Roger Mccluskey Classic"

Josh Pelkey of Phoenix, Ariz. led all 40 laps of Saturday afternoon's inaugural "Roger McCluskey Classic" USAC Southwest Sprint Car race at the brand-new USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz.

Pelkey drove the Joe Moriarty Total Seal Pistons Buckley/Ott to victory on the 3/8-mile dirt oval in the first race at the new facility, which drew a capacity crowd.

Trailing Pelkey at the checkered flag were Damion Gardner, Charles Davis, Jr., Rick Williams and Tony Elliott.

Fast qualifier Cory Kruseman failed to finish the 40-lap race, while Kevin Kierce and Tim West escaped injury in separate flips during the race.

Brandon Lane and Mike Rux, Jr. also escaped injury in flips during Friday's qualifications.

The race was the first ever for USAC on New Year's Day.

--USAC

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Elliott , Cory Kruseman , Brandon Lane , Rick Williams , Damion Gardner , Josh Pelkey
Teams Williams