Grant Completes Vegas USAC Sweep

Justin Grant (Hein Brothers photo)

LAS VEGAS — Justin Grant completed a sweep of the seventh FVP Showdown for USAC West Coast and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Thursday night’s 25-lap feature victory.

Wednesday’s winner started sixth in Thursday’s race but ran down early leaders Brady Short and Brady Bacon to grab the lead on lap four in Bill Michael’s No. 77m Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body Sherman/Ford.

Grant proceeded to lead the final 22 laps to beat Brody Roa, Tyler Courtney and Bacon, who waged a race-long battle for the runner-up spot. Stevie Sussex rounded out the top five  at the checkered flag.

“These guys are awesome,” said Grant about his team. “The car really stuck wherever we put it but the rest of the field kept us honest tonight. I really had to work for this one.”

Grant was also the fastest qualifier and won his heat race.

The finish:

Justin Grant, Brody Roa, Tyler Courtney, Brady Bacon, Stevie Sussex, Brady Short, Colby Copeland, Colton Hardy, Charles Davis Jr., Jake Swanson, Landon Cling, Tye Mihocko, Kevin Thomas Jr., Tanner Carrick, Michael Fanelli, Koen Shaw, Johnnie Butler, Austin Ervine, Larry Kesterson, Dennis Gile, Dalton Hill, Ryan Stolz.