Grabbing his first career victory with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Stevie Sussex picked up the $2,000 top prize Sunday night in the 4th annual Copper Classic.
Not the first time Sussex has won in ASCS competition, Sunday’s score marked the fifth time the Arizona driver has topped an ASCS Region with three in the former Canyon Region as well as on with the ASCS Southwest Region.
Leading the first four laps of action Sussex would end up falling the silver step of the podium on Lap 5 as California’s Jake Swanson shot to the top spot. Hustling after the No. 34az with vigor, Sussex recaptured the point on Lap 17 through traffic and from there, worked to a 1.451-second advantage at the drop of the checkered flag.
Swanson settled for second with Dennis Gile posting his second podium appearance of the weekend in third. Capturing the 2019 San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Joshua Shipley crossed fourth with Danny Mathus in fifth.
Randy Nelson in sixth was trailed by Ryan Oerter who made up seven positions. Jesse Stonecipher, Colton Maroney, and Ryan Murphy made up the top ten.
With the 2019 season in the books, work is already being done to layout the 2020 lineup of events. Updates will be released as they are ready. The American Sprint Car Series would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2019 schedule of events and look forward to seeing you again next season.
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Race Results: ASCS Desert Non-Wing. Arizona Speedway, Queen Creek, Arizona. 4th annual Copper Classic – Night 2, Sunday, December 1, 2019
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7K-Bruce St. James, ; 2. 12-Stevie Sussex, ; 3. 25W-Ronald Webster, ; 4. 43-Ryan Oerter, ; 5. 66-Colton Maroney, ; 6. (DNF) 3-Pete Yerkovich, ; 7. (DNF) 7-Wayne Siddle, 
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Sterling Cling, ; 2. 9X-Randy Nelson, ; 3. 22-Braidon Moniz, ; 4. 42-Danny Mathus, ; 5. 9-John Shelton, ; 6. 49Z-Karl Ackley, ; 7. 43T-Tanner Wolverton, 
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 34AZ-Jake Swanson, ; 2. 4T-Dennis Gile, ; 3. 2-Joshua Shipley, ; 4. 76-Jesse Stonecipher, ; 5. 7X-Ryan Murphy, ; 6. 25AZ-Rick Shuman, ; 7. (DNF) 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold, 
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 12-Stevie Sussex, ; 2. 34AZ-Jake Swanson, ; 3. 4T-Dennis Gile, ; 4. 2-Joshua Shipley, ; 5. 42-Danny Mathus, ; 6. 9X-Randy Nelson, ; 7. 43-Ryan Oerter, ; 8. 76-Jesse Stonecipher, ; 9. 66-Colton Maroney, ; 10. 7X-Ryan Murphy, ; 11. 25AZ-Rick Shuman, ; 12. 25W-Ronald Webster, ; 13. 7-Wayne Siddle, ; 14. (DNF) 43T-Tanner Wolverton, ; 15. (DNF) 7K-Bruce St. James, ; 16. (DNF) 34-Sterling Cling, ; 17. (DNF) 22-Braidon Moniz, ; 18. (DNF) 9-John Shelton, ; 19. (DNF) 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold, ; (DNS) 49Z-Karl Ackley, ; (DNS) 3-Pete Yerkovich.