Shipley Stars In The Desert

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Kyle Shipley (Ben Thrasher photo)
Kyle Shipley (Ben Thrasher photo)

PEORIA, Ariz. — Keeping victory in the family, the Shipley name was the one to beat this past weekend with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Cars at Canyon Speedway Park.

With Joshua Shipley topping action on Saturday night, it was Kyle Shipley Sunday night to make it a family sweep of the Memorial Day Weekend event.

Taking off from the third positions, Kyle trailed the first seven laps. Back and forth with Joshua Shipley for the runner-up spot, the No. 0g secured second on lap seven and wasted no time working around race-long leader, Bruce St. James the following rotation.

Keeping pace over the field the rest of the way, Shipley crossed 1.237 seconds ahead of Bruce St. James, who posted his best finish of the season.

Joey Scheopner was third with R.J. Johnson screaming through the field from 14th to grab fourth. Joshua Shipley slipped back to finish fifth.

The finish:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 0G-Kyle Shipley, [3]; 2. 7K-Bruce St. James, [1]; 3. 17-Joe Scheopner, [4]; 4. 34-R.J. Johnson, [14]; 5. 2-Joshua Shipley, [2]; 6. 7X-Ryan Murphy, [8]; 7. 18-Asa Kesterson, [10]; 8. 25-Stevie Sussex, [6]; 9. 21-Daylin Perreira, [7]; 10. 51-Ronald Webster, [9]; 11. 3-Tyler Most, [12]; 12. 65X-John Romero, [13]; 13. 7-Wayne Siddle, [11]; 14. 25AZ-Rick Shuman, [5]; (DNS) 3Y-Pete Yerkovich,