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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 [...]

CLAUSON STRIKES AGAIN AT CANYON’S WINTER CHALLENGE!

Lance Jennings, PEORIA, AZ – FEBRUARY 2, 2013… Taking the lead from Jon Stanbrough on lap twelve, Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson scored his second “Winter Challenge” victory at Canyon Speedway Park. Going back to last year’s Western World Championships, the $2,000 triumph was Clauson’s fourth straight win at Kevin Montgomery’s 1/3-mile oval. Stanbrough, Robert Ballou, Ryan Bernal, and Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top five in the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast special event. At the drop of [...]

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.