Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 23,
2016) – The wingless wonders of the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series
take center stage at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night as the
track hosts the popular “Easter Eggstravaganza” annual event atop
the 1/3-mile clay oval.
Following an open practice on Friday night
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars take to
the CSP oval on Saturday night along with Western Mod Lites, Micro
Sprints, IMCA Sport Modifieds and Late Models.
Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:00
While there will be no shortage of racing
action on the track, there will be even more entertainment for the
little ones with an Easter Egg Hunt set to take place for the kids
With a $2,000 winner’s share up for grabs,
Saturday marks the first USAC Southwest Sprint Car points race of
the season atop the 1/3-mile CSP oval.
While Bryan Clauson is atop the USAC Southwest
point charts following the recent points opener at Las Vegas,
Tempe’s Stevie Sussex is the virtual series points leader following
the Sin City Showdown with Josh Hodges, Charles Davis, Jr., and
three-time and reigning series champion R.J. Johnson among the early
Johnson topped three of the initial four USAC
Southwest events at CSP last season before being denied victory lane
in the final three outings.
Sussex enjoyed a pair of CSP triumphs last
year with other 2015 series winners including Matt Rossi and Mike
Chaz Baca, Jr., topped two of three Mod Lite
events during Winter Challenge action while Paul Martin enjoyed
Micro Sprint victory lane during the recent CSP Season Opener on
March 12. It marks the first outing of the year
at CSP for both the IMCA Sport Modifieds and Late Models.
Tickets for Saturday’s “Easter Eggstravaganza”
are just $16, with a $3 discount for Military, Seniors and Students.
Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted
free. VIP passes are available for $20.
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or by calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.
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Canyon Speedway Park is located in north
Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on
Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at
602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at