Josh Hodges Controls Spring Classic Opener


PEORIA, Ariz. — Taking the lead from Brody Roa on the second lap, Josh Hodges led the rest of the way to win the opening night of the Spring Showcase at Canyon Speedway Park.

Driving the family owned No. 74x Jackson Compaction / Parts Plus Maxim, Hodges earned the $3,000 USAC-CRA and USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph.

Roa, Isaac Chapple, R.J. Johnson and Jake Swanson rounded out the top five.

Before the main event, several cars were penalized for reporting late to staging and Hodges was the night’s hard charger.

Hunter Schuerenberg posted his second career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the 26-car field, with a lap of 13.575 seconds on the third-mile oval.

The finish:

Josh Hodges, Brody Roa, Isaac Chapple, R.J. Johnson, Jake Swanson, Jason McDougal, Damion Gardner, Austin Williams, Matt Rossi, Stevie Sussex, Mike Martin, Landon Cling, Charles Davis Jr., Michael Curtis, Matt McCarthy, Matt Lundy, Kyle Shipley, Chris Gansen, Hunter Schuerenberg, Tye Mihocko, Dennis Gile, Tommy Malcolm.