But, this night had an extra emotional incentive factored in, winning the 100-lap event in memory of his late friend and mentor. It's truly special to be able to compete in a race in his honor, and to win it is something else. (Rich Forman Photo) "The racetrack was different and what it was going to require was different," Swanson continued. During that 12-lap stint following the restart, Swanson was fully-entrenched in his game plan, hanging a little bit closer to Tyler than before the yellow.
NEXT ENGLER USAC IMRA SPEED2 MIDGET RACE: June 2 - Canton, IL - Spoon River Speedway - "Kids Candy Dash" SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 27, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park - “Salute to Indy” FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. NEW ENGLER USAC IMRA SPEED2 MIDGET POINTS: 1-Baugh-380, 2-Mc Quinn-263, 3-Ross-237, 4-Morgan-214, 5-Sollenberger-176, 6-Bart Andrews-166, 7-Mc Mahill-164, 8-Mueller-160, 9-England-157, 10-Buchholz-147. HARD CHARGER: Tye Mihocko (14th to 3rd) BEAVER STRIPES PASSING MASTER: Charles Davis Jr. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Pelkey, Laps 2-14 Bonneau, Laps 15-30 Davis. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Ross, Laps 6-16 Baugh, Laps 17-18 Mc Quinn, Laps 19-20 Baugh.
NEXT SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: June 9 – San Tan Valley, Arizona – Arizona Speedway SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 26, 2018 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park - “Salute to Indy” FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. "On a night like this where strategy is so important, I could try whatever strategy I had because I knew they were coming. You hate to say it's a radio race, but it is a strategy race. And if you're close, maybe you'll come away with one here and there." "If you even think about making a mistake, Tanner's going by you. Swanson established his dominance by never wavering from 10-15 car-length lead as the two orchestrated a cat-and-mouse chase through lapped traffic. Kody went to the low line often to work around the lappers, keeping his ears tuned in to his wife, Jordan, for direction as she served as his eyes in the sky as a spotter for the De Palma Motorsports/Radio Hospital - Hampshire Racing Engines/Beast/Hampshire Chevy No. "My wife does an amazing job spotting," Swanson said. I can't say that I would've gotten him, but I was going to give it everything I had at the end, but so would he, and he's very good." When racing resumed, the show came down to a two-horse race between Swanson and Cockrum. It's great to see them here tonight and to see what they put into this event as well. I really hope this is something that everyone enjoyed not only for the Silver Crown series, but in memory of Dave." On this night, not only was a statistical accomplishment on the line, so were bragging rights among brothers. "It wasn't as easy to run him down as I was hoping. "Dave was an incredible competitor and his resume speaks for itself on the racetrack," Swanson praised. Lynn and the Steele family are ones I care about so much. "We caught a caution there and I felt like I tried to stay with him a little bit and felt like I could," Swanson said. Simultaneously, Tanner's car began to run low on fuel, causing the engine of his Bowman/Elmore Racing #02 to sputter as Kody began to put a gap on the rest of the field and would finish it out with Silver Crown win number 22, which stands just one behind Jack Hewitt for the all-time series lead.