STEVIE SUSSEX HITS LAS VEGAS JACKPOT AT “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN”
March 13th, 2015 by Wade Huisman
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 8, 2015… Taking the lead from Hunter Schuerenberg on lap twenty-two, Tempe, Arizona’s Stevie Sussex held off all challengers to score the feature win at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With the $2,500 FVP “4th Annual Sin City Showdown” triumph, Sussex holds a slim lead in the USAC West Coast and SouthWest Sprint Car point chase, as well as the five-race “Grudge Series.” Ryan Bernal, Matt Mitchell, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Schuerenberg followed the young driver to the checkered flags.
Driving Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Stratis Construction / KSE Custom Drywall RSS, Stevie Sussex earned his first career USAC West Coast Series win and his second SouthWest triumph. Using the pill pick / passing point format, Sussex ran second to R.J. Johnson in his heat race from eighth and ranked second in the event points. Starting fifth in the main event, Stevie steadily made his way forward and took over the top spot with a daring move. Once out front, Sussex had his hands full with Bernal and even benefitted from a timely caution flag to regain the lead. Now faced with a clear track, Stevie was not to be denied on this night and stormed to 30-lap victory. The USAC SouthWest regular will return to action on March 28th’s “Hank Arnold Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona.