Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 27,
2016) – Bragging rights are on the line Saturday night at Canyon
Speedway Park as the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars battle it out for
the top spot in the Sixth Annual Canyon Clash atop the 1/3-mile clay
While the USAC Southwest non-wing ranks take
center stage, also setting sights on Canyon Clash victory lane are
the Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks
vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, Western
Mod Lites and Micro Sprints.
Following an open practice on Friday night
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday’s Sixth Annual Canyon Clash
goes green at 7:00 p.m.
While reigning USAC Southwest champion R.J.
Johnson has past Clash momentum on his side, it’s Stevie Sussex with
the hot hand as of late in USAC Southwest action.
Johnson has topped two of the last three
Canyon Clash events including last year’s edition ahead of Josh
Pelkey and Michael Colegrove. Johnson also won in
2013 with Charles Davis, Jr., breaking up the pair of wins with a
2014 triumph. Jeremy Sherman won the initial pair
of Canyon Clash events in 2011 and 2012.
Johnson finds himself chasing Sussex early on
in the 2016 points race though, with Sussex topping two of the most
three recent series events including an Easter Eggstravaganza
triumph at CSP on March 26.
Sussex goes into the Canyon Clash with a
30-point advantage over Johnson with Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and
Josh Pelkey also among the top five. The balance
of the top ten includes Matt Rossi, Nick Aiuto, Tye Mihocko, Dennis
Gile and Chris Bonneau.
In the Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock
Car ranks, current CSP points leader George Fronsman guns for a
fourth consecutive feature win. While riding a
three-race winning streak, Fronsman is just 12 points ahead of Cody
Center in points with Speedy Madrid, Lonnie Foss and Marlowe
Wrightsman also among the top five.
The IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented
by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive have offered up four different
winners over the last four races with Paul O’Connor the most recent
winner on April 2.
Jason Crowe holds a slim Hobby Stock vs.
Renegades points lead entering Saturday’s action just two points
ahead of Jacob Madrid with Richard Bennett another four points back
Brenden Priest topped the most recent Mod Lite
event at CSP on March 26 while Shon Deskins extended the streak of
different Micro Sprint winners to seven in a row with his April 16
Tickets for Saturday’s action 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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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
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