Jake Swanson Wins Steve Stroud Memorial

Jake Swanson (Ben Thrasher photo)
Jake Swanson (Ben Thrasher photo)

PEORIA, Ariz. — After winning on Friday, Jake Swanson returned to victory circle at Canyon Speedway Park Saturday night.

Starting third, the pilot of the John Grau / Mike Burkhart owned No. 34az Stratis Construction / Team AZ Racing DRC powered past Austin Williams on lap 13 and sailed to the Steve Stroud Memorial victory.

For Swanson, Saturday’s $2,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph was the fourth series win of his career.

Charles Davis Jr., R.J. Johnson, Stevie Sussex, and Williams followed Swanson to the checkered flag.

For the second consecutive night, Swanson took top honors in Beaver Stripes Qualifying by posting a time of 14.054 over the eight-car roster.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Jake Swanson (3), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (2), 3. R.J. Johnson (5), 4. Stevie Sussex (1), 5. Austin Williams (4), 6. Michael Curtis (7), 7. Kyle Shipley (6), 8. Dustin Burkhart (8).