KODY SWANSON LEADS THE WAY IN PHOENIX COPPER CUP PRACTICE
Phoenix, Arizona.........Kingsburg, California’s Kody Swanson led the way in Friday’s USAC Silver Crown practice at Phoenix Raceway with a best lap of 25.450 seconds, translating to a 142.197mph one-lap average around the one-mile tri-oval.
Swanson bested the field of 17 and will try to beat Dave Steele’s one-lap track record of 25.317 in qualifying. Swanson finished second in his last appearance at Phoenix in 2009.
Rounding out the top-five in overall practice times were Justin Grant, Bobby Santos, who posted the top speed in session one, Tanner Swanson and Aaron Pierce.
ProSource Qualifying begins at 2:40 Pacific Time Friday, which will set the lineup for the 100-lap main event that takes place at 3pm on Saturday, April 29.
PHOENIX COPPER CUP FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS:
1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-25.450 (141.454mph)
2. Justin Grant, 91, Hemelgarn/Carli-25.493
3. Bobby Santos, 22, DJ-25.583
4. Tanner Swanson, 201, Nolen-25.644
5. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-25.650
6. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-25.661
7. Chris Windom, 92, Kazmark-25.780
8. Davey Hamilton, 99, RPM/Gormly-25.856
9. Damion Gardner, 6, Klatt-26.066
10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 20, Nolen-26.089
11. Henry Clarke, 75, Rose-26.317
12. Joe Axsom, 120, Nolen-26.863
13. Davey Hamilton, Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-27.094
14. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-27.548
15. A.J. Russell, 3, Finkenbinder-27.570
16. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-28.090
17. Shane Butler, 15, Thompson-30.188