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BRYAN CLAUSON STAYS HOT AT CANYON WINTER CHALLENGE

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 31, 2013… After rain washed away the first three rounds of Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana stormed to the 30-lap feature win. Last November’s Western World Champion took the lead from Bruce St. James on lap eleven and ran away with the $2,000 USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory. Clauson was followed by 5-time Arizona Champion Jeremy Sherman, St. James, Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike [...]

CLAUSON WINS PEORIA’S “WINTER CHALLENGE” OPENER

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 30, 2013) – Reigning USAC National Sprint Car champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, IN, kicked off the 2013 wingless Sprint Car season by winning Wednesday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast main event as the Winter Challenge finally got under way atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. After Mother Nature washed out the initial trio of scheduled events this past weekend, Clauson redrew the front row outside of the main event [...]

PEORIA’S “WINTER CHALLENGE” RESUMES WED.-FRI.-SAT.; RAIN & WET GROUNDS FORCE “TRIPLE” CANCELLATION

DICK JORDAN, Peoria, AZ (January 28, 2013) Persistent rains in central Arizona this past weekend forced cancellation of all three nights of the opening weekend of Canyon Speedway Park’s “Winter Challenge.” The event continues this coming week at the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Peoria, Ariz. Involving USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars, the series return to Peoria Wednesday night, then faces Friday and Saturday races, with Saturday’s finale offering both afternoon and evening events to conclude with a unique [...]

WET GROUNDS COMPLETE “WINTER CHALLENGE” WEEKEND “CLEAN SWEEP”

DICK JORDAN, Peoria, AZ (January 27, 2013) Wet grounds created by persistent rains in central Arizona the past three days have conspired to force a third consecutive cancellation of “Winter Challenge” activities involving USAC’s West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars at Canyon Speedway Park. Sunday’s races have been cancelled, but the “Winter Challenge” resumes Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the track and Saturday’s finale includes both an afternoon and an evening event, creating a unique “doubleheader.”  

RAIN WASHES OUT “WINTER CHALLENGE” ROUND 2

DICK JORDAN, Peoria, AZ (January 26, 2013) Persistent rains have forced cancellation of Saturday night’s second round of the 2013 “Winter Challenge” special event for USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Cars at Canyon Speedway Park. Sunday’s round three remains on the schedule, along with races January 30, February 1 and 2.

WINTER CHALLENGE OPENER RAINED OUT

DICK JORDAN, Peoria, AZ (January 25, 2013) Rains which interrupted hot laps eventually forced cancellation of Friday night’s “Winter Challenge” opener at Canyon Speedway Park. The “special event” series featuring USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Cars is scheduled to continue Saturday and Sunday, followed by Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and 2 races.

MID AMERICA SPEEDWAY RACE TO OPEN USAC SOUTHWEST “FREEDOM TOUR”

PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 14, 2013… Series Director Kevin Montgomery has announced an addition to the 2013 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Schedule. On August 21st, the traditional sprints will compete at Mid America Speedway in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. The non-point $2,500-to-win main event will open the four-race “Freedom Tour” joining dates at Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas. Promoted by Kenny Gariss, the 3/10-mile facility is located two miles south of the Oklahoma and Kansas state line on Highway 169. Regularly [...]

WINTER CHALLENGE OPENS 2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SEASON

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 11, 2013… In just two weeks, the 2013 season for the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series will open at Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park. Starting on January 25th, the “2nd Annual Winter Challenge” will feature six races in nine days that will draw many talented drivers from across the country. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the 1/3-mile facility is offering more than $100,000 in total purses for the non-point “Arizona Speed Week” with IMCA Modifieds. The co-sanctioned [...]

2013 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR PREVIEW & SCHEDULE

PEORIA, AZ – JANUARY 4, 2013… The newly formed USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series is preparing for action and Series Promoter Kevin Montgomery has announced the 2013 schedule. The traditional sprint cars will showcase thirty-four events, starting with the “Winter Challenge” and closing with the $7,500-to-win “Western World Championships” at Canyon Speedway Park. In addition, the Arizona based group will travel to Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, and California to settle the championship. 2013 is shaping up to be a [...]

USAC Joins Forces with Arizona Traditional Sprint Cars

Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (December 6th, 2012) – On the heels of a historical 2012, one of the oldest and strongest traditional Sprint Car groups in the southwest joins forces with the most notable open wheel sanctions in America to bring race fans an ensemble of traditional Sprint Car action. After Charles Davis Jr. capped off a 2012 season and a top five finish at this years Western World Championships, he managed to find a moment to reflect on the [...]