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CSP Season Opener on Saturday Features USAC Southwest Sprint Cars!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 11, 2013) – After a pair of early special events, Canyon Speedway Park officially kicks off its 2013 season with this Saturday night’s Season Opening event featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints and Southwest Mod Lites.   Saturday night’s card, which goes green at 7:00 p.m., will be preceded by an open practice session atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to [...]

BRYAN CLAUSON HITS $2,500 JACKPOT AT LAS VEGAS

Lance Jennings, LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 8, 2013… Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana continued his hot streak by leading the final three laps to claim the “Sin City Showdown” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The $2,500 “Grudge Series” victory was Bryan’s fourth triumph in five starts with the USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Cars. R.J. Johnson, Richard Vander Weerd, Rusty Carlile, and Shon Deskins followed Clauson to the checkered flags. From the pole position, Carlile [...]

SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPRINTS HEAD FOR LVMS THURSDAY

DICK JORDAN, MARCH 4, 2013 — Participants in USAC’s brand-new Southwest Sprint Car Series head to Las Vegas, Nev. this Thursday for the 2013 series opener on the facility’s half-mile dirt track. The event also carries West Coast Sprint Car co-sanctioning as a “special” non-points race. USAC conducted a Southwest Sprint Series in 2003 and 2004, with Rick Ziehl and Beau Binder grabbing championships, and the 2013 calendar includes 28 races in six states. Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif., USAC’s 2012 [...]

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS READY FOR THURSDAY’S “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” AT LAS VEGAS

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 4, 2013… The Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track will host the USAC Southwest and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series this Thursday, March 7th. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire, Southwest Contractors, and the Hose Advantage Store, the “Sin City Showdown” will kickoff the popular 3-race “Grudge Series” and will also showcase the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Street Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled for [...]

MARCH 7TH “SIN CITY SHOWDOWN” AT LAS VEGAS OPENS USAC “GRUDGE SERIES”

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 18, 2013… On Thursday, March 7th, the cars and stars of the USAC Southwest and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will clash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire and ParkerStores, the “Sin City Showdown” will kickoff the popular 3-race “Grudge Series” and will also showcase the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Street Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled [...]

CLAUSON TAKES WINTER CHALLENGE FINALE!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 2, 2013) – Bryan Clauson finished off Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge exactly the way he started it by standing in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car victory lane on Saturday night. Clauson’s third triumph in four rounds of action aboard Mike Martin’s Ultimate Offroad No. 16b, this one worth $5,000, earned him the Winter Challenge championship while Jesse Sobbing took the Winter Challenge in the IMCA Modified ranks. With Clauson topping the [...]

BRYAN CLAUSON SCORES $5,000 WINTER CHALLENGE FINALE & CROWN

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 4, 2013… After tire problems erased hopes for a third straight “Winter Challenge” victory, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana claimed Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win finale. Leading all 30-laps, the USAC Southwest vs. West Coast Sprint Car victory at Canyon Speedway Park also earned Clauson the mini-series championship. Jeremy Sherman, Charles Davis Jr., Colby Copeland, and Jon Stanbrough rounded out the top-five finishers. After drawing the pole position, Bryan Clauson seized command of the Winter Challenge [...]

R.J. JOHNSON TOPS WINTER CHALLENGE DAY SHOW!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 2, 2013) – R.J. Johnson put a stop to Bryan Clauson’s stranglehold on Canyon Speedway Park victory lane by topping Saturday afternoon’s 30-lap Winter Challenge USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature event. Defending his home turf, Johnson’s $2,000 triumph put a four-race Clauson win streak dating back to last November’s Western World Championships by taking the checkered flag in the Weiler Farms/Pecon Builders No. 51 after Clauson blew a right rear [...]

R.J. JOHNSON WINS THRILLER AT CANYON

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 3, 2013… In the most dramatic finish of the new season, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix claimed Saturday’s “Winter Challenge” daytime main event. Narrowly holding off a last corner surge to the finish by Jon Stanbrough, the $2,000 victory snapped Bryan Clauson’s four race win streak at Canyon Speedway Park. Following Johnson to the checkered flags were Stanbrough, Ryan Bernal, Charles Davis Jr., and Josh Pelkey. Officially leading all 30-laps, Johnson’s wire-to-wire victory does not [...]

CLAUSON COLLECTS MORE WINTER CHALLENGE LOOT!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 1, 2013) – Bryan Clauson continued his mastery of the Canyon Speedway Park 1/3-mile clay oval by racing to victory lane once again in Friday night’s 30-lap Winter Challenge feature event pitting the non-wing Sprint Cars of the USAC Southwest versus the USAC West Coast. After winning Wednesday night’s Winter Challenge opener aboard Mike Martin’s Ultimate Offroad No. 16b, Friday’s triumph marked the fourth consecutive CSP victory for the Noblesville, IN, racer after topping last [...]