Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 2,
2016) Ė Coming off the heels of a rare Arizona rainout, Canyon
Speedway gets right back to action this Saturday night with the
Sixth Annual Motherís Day Race for the Cure at the 1/3-mile clay
While Super Late Models and the Arizona
Differential IMCA Modifieds take center stage on Saturday night,
the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA
Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Western Mod Lites and Power 600
Micro Sprints will be in action as well.
Saturdayís racing action will go green at
With a large turnout of competitors
annually for this event climbing to nearly 140 entries last
year, Ricky Thornton, Jr., has topped the last three Motherís
Day Race for the Cure IMCA Modified feature events.
With Thornton, Jr., racing in the Midwest,
the door is opened for a new winner in the IMCA Modified ranks
this time around. Guy Norton topped the most
recent action on April 2 to move to within four points of
current CSP points leader Zack Madrid.
Though just four points out of the lead,
Norton is just third in IMCA Modified points with Mike Strobl a
single point off Madridís lead pace going into Saturday night.
Steve Stultz and Nate Warren round out the current top
Saturday nightís Motherís Day Race for the
Cure event will also mark a rare Super Late Model outing atop
the Canyon Speedway Park clay, with Sean Bray outlasting John
Cornell and Craig Parker to top the most recent action on March
Jason Crowe is just two points ahead of
Jacob Madrid in the Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Hobby Stocks
vs. Renegades points race with Paul OíConnor the latest in a
string of four consecutive different winners.
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 score.
With six different winners in as many
Power 600 Micro Sprint events thus far, Paul Martin holds a
33-point lead in series points over Tyler Merrill with Ray
Herrera, Dale Eliason, Jr., and Jarrett Martin among the current
Tickets for Saturdayís 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
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Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on
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