Stevie Sussex in action Sunday at Arizona Speedway. (Ben Thrasher Photo)
Stevie Sussex in action Sunday at Arizona Speedway. (Ben Thrasher Photo)

Sussex Pockets $2,000 Copper Classic Check

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – Grabbing his first victory with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car Series, Stevie Sussex picked up the $2,000 top prize Sunday night during the fourth annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway.

It isn’t the first time Sussex has won in ASCS competition, as Sunday’s score marked the fifth time the Arizona driver has topped an ASCS regional sprint, with three in the former Canyon Region as well as one with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Leading the first four laps of action, Sussex would slip to second on lap five 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 as the checkered flag waved.

Swanson settled for second with Dennis Gile posting his second podium appearance of the weekend in third. Capturing the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Joshua Shipley crossed the finish line fourth, with Danny Mathus in fifth.

The finish:

1. 12-Stevie Sussex, [1]; 2. 34AZ-Jake Swanson, [5]; 3. 4T-Dennis Gile, [7]; 4. 2-Joshua Shipley, [9]; 5. 42-Danny Mathus, [11]; 6. 9X-Randy Nelson, [3]; 7. 43-Ryan Oerter, [14]; 8. 76-Jesse Stonecipher, [13]; 9. 66-Colton Maroney, [12]; 10. 7X-Ryan Murphy, [15]; 11. 25AZ-Rick Shuman, [16]; 12. 25W-Ronald Webster, [8]; 13. 7-Wayne Siddle, [21]; 14. (DNF) 43T-Tanner Wolverton, [18]; 15. (DNF) 7K-Bruce St. James, [6]; 16. (DNF) 34-Sterling Cling, [4]; 17. (DNF) 22-Braidon Moniz, [2]; 18. (DNF) 9-John Shelton, [10]; 19. (DNF) 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold, [20]; (DNS) 49Z-Karl Ackley, ; (DNS) 3-Pete Yerkovich,

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