NASCAR released a revised Elite Division Southwest Series schedule with eight races at seven tracks. The NASCAR Southwest Series opened at Phoenix International Raceway with Matt Crafton winning the Copper World Classic on Jan. 22. The next race will be at Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson, Calif., on May 13. NASCAR announced in December that this year will be the last year of Elite Division competition. There are four Elite Divisions, split up nationally by geographic region. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Locally, M.K. Kanke of Frazier Park, Bob Lyon of Agua Dulce and Greg Pursley of Canyon Country race regularly on the Southwest Series. Kanke is the series money leader, has won the most career poles and is second on the career victories list. The Southwest Series makes one visit to Irwindale Speedway on June 17. The season ends Nov. 9 at Phoenix International Raceway. There will be two races that will be combined events with the NASCAR Elite Division, Midwest Series: the June 3 and Aug. 19 races at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo. Crafton, a regular on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and Ken Schrader, a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver, finished 1-2 in the Southwest Series season opener. Off-road racing: The California City Supercourse Desert Gran Prix Series announced a six-race schedule for 2006. The series will start Feb. 18 on a 14.8-mile course in California City. The series is AMA-sanctioned and open to motorcycle and ATV riders with active AMA memberships. The season is scheduled to end Dec. 16. To register for the race or get more information on the series, go to bpmotorsports.net. NASCAR Busch Series: Ron Hornaday Jr. will drive a limited number of NASCAR Busch Series races for Kevin Harvick Inc. in 2006. Four drivers will be splitting driving duties in the No. 33 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for KHI. Ron Fellows, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart are slated to be the other drivers of the car. Hornaday will make his first Busch Series start for KHI on March 25 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. “I have worked for Dale Earnhardt, I have worked for Richard Childress Racing and Kevin has applied a little bit of all of it,” said Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ from Palmdale, on the team’s Web site. “As fast as Kevin has grown his organization in the last couple of years, he will be a premier team in our business.” Stewart, the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, will start the season for KHI on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick will be in the No. 33 Chevy for the Busch Series race at California Speedway on Feb. 25. Hornaday is tabbed to do 14 races in the Busch Series for KHI. He is also running the full NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for KHI in the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado. Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!