Split Decision on Mother’s Day Event at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 7, 2016) – It was a battle between more than 100 racers and Mother Nature at Saturday night’s Sixth Annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure atop Canyon Speedway Park’s 1/3-mile clay oval.

By night’s end, it was a split decision with lightning in the area forcing the cancellation of the final three features after the original three feature events were completed.

Before the weather became too dangerous to proceed, Paul O’Connor and Shon Deskins reeled off second consecutive wins in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Micro Sprint action, respectively, with Hayden Bender besting the Mod Lites.

Mother Nature stepped in to finish the night with dangerous lightning forcing the cancellation of the Late Model, Arizona Differential IMCA Modified and IMCA Sport Modified feature events.  The feature events will not be rescheduled.

In Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade action, Paul O’Connor took advantage of his front row outside starting position to race to his second win in a row in front of 11th starter David Jones with Ashley Stafford, Richard Bennett and 12thstarter Joe Vlasity rounding out the top five.

Starting from the pole position, Shon Deskins became the first repeat winner in seven rounds of Power 600 Micro Sprint action by racing to the line ahead of Dustin Cormany, Colton Hardy, Tyler Merrill and Kyle Huttenhow.

In Mod Lite action, Hayden Bender raced from sixth to take the checkered flag ahead of the Priest duo of Brenden and John with Steve Moriarty and Jim Hock rounding out the top five.

Canyon Speedway Park fires back into action with the two-day Fifth Annual Salute to Indy event on May 28 and May 29 featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Power 600 Micro Sprints and Western Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

May 7, 2016 – Sixth Annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure Results

Late Models:

Heat One:  1. 81b-Bud Grossenbacker, 2. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 3. 28-John Cornell, 4. 23-Brad Williams, 5. 29-Jerry Fincher, 6. 35-Wes Hall.

Heat Two:  1. 12-Greg Jelvick, 2. 14-Sean Bray, 3. 40-Dana Fite, 4. 89L-James Laing, 5. 17-Craig Parker, 6. 88-Lee Hoy.

“A” Feature:  Cancelled due to lightning.


Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One:  1. 59-Mark Stewart, 2. 12-Guy Norton, 3. 43-Chad Falco, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 25-Paul Nelson, 6. 19x-Kenny Gill, 7. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.

Heat Two:  1. 8-Nate Warren, 2. 1d-Mike Strobl, 3. 77b-Terry Belcher, Sr., 4. 52w-D.J. Wood, 5. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 6. 3T-Greg Jelvick, 7. 97-Josh Sneed.

Heat Three:  1. 78-Steve Stultz, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 45-Ryan Roath, 4. 14J-Jay Foster, 5. 40-Jeff Stafford, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid.

“A” Feature:  Cancelled due to lightning.


IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One:  1. 44-Eric Winemiller, 2. 12-Anthony Madrid, 3. 23sr-Erik Shaw, 4. 53-Justin Thornton, 5. 81-Ray Czumaj, 6. 6i-Dale Irby, 7. 50-Terry Hill.

Heat Two:  1. 2J-Jason George, 2. 99-Adam Echter, 3. 47-Virgil McArthur, 4. 67-Travis Muelebroeck, 5. 56-Terry Bahr, 6. 15d-David Harrington, 7. J7-Dylan Icks.

“A” Feature:  Cancelled due to lightning.


Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One:  1. 99-Trenton Setelin, 2. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 33y-David Jones, 5. 45k-Mark Kilian, 6. 26x-Shane Raines, 7. 4-Dean Zachrison, 8. 420-Vaughn Packer.

Heat Two:  1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 55-Merle Zachrison, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 69r-Sara Reblin, 5. 5-Shea Kendig, 6. 30-Walter Stringer, 7. 85-Joe Peterson, 8. 64-Daniel Romero.

Heat Three:  1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 16b-Richard Bennett, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 5. 6-Kurt Kesselring, 6. 57p-Collin Phipps, 7. 55x-Kyle Cardinal, 8. 57a-Tate Allen.

“B” Feature:  1. 45k-Mark Kilian, 2. 85-Joe Peterson, 3. 57p-Colin Phipps, 4. 26x-Shane Raines, 5. 55x-Kyle Cardinal, 6. 4-Dean Zachrison, 7. 30-Walter Stringer, 8. 6-Kurt Kesselring, 9. 57a-Tate Allen, 10. 5-Shea Kendig, 11. 420-Vaughn Packer, 12. 64-Daniel Romero.

“A” Feature:  1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 33y-David Jones, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 55-Merle Zachrison, 7. 45k-Mark Kilian, 8. 13-Jason Crowe, 9. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 10. 57p-Collin Phipps, 11. 4-Dean Zachrison, 12. 69r-Sara Reblin, 13. 55x-Kyle Cardinal, 14. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 15. 26x-Shane Raines, 16. XX-Chuck Thornton, 17. 85-Joe Peterson, 18. 99-Trenton Setelin, 19. 30-Walter Stringer, 20. 5-Shea Kendig, 21. 6-Kurt Kesselring, 22. 57a-Tate Allen.


Power 600 Micro Sprints:

Heat One:  1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 11m-A.J. Miller, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 29az-Paul Martin, 5. 91T-James La Rose, 6. 16-Pat Wing, 7. 29J-Jeff Christoferson, 8. 91-Cory Huggins.

Heat Two:  1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 3. 88-Tyler Merrill, 4. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 21-Brandon Sutton, 6. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 7. 52-Cameron La Rose.

Heat Three:  1. 99x-Jake Branum, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 28-Mark Morin, 4. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 5. 101-Jim Branum, 6. 50-Ray Herrera, 7. 14-Logan Heath.

“A” Feature:  1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 3. 41-Colton Hardy, 4. 88-Tyler Merrill, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 29az-Paul Martin, 7. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 8. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 9. 11m-A.J. Miller, 10. 14-Logan Heath, 11. 21-Brandon Sutton, 12. 28-Mark Morin, 13. 50-Ray Herrera, 14. 91-Cory Huggins, 15. 29J-Jeff Christoferson, 16. 52-Cameron La Rose, 17. 16-Pat Wing, 18. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 19. 101-Jim Branum, 20. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 21. 99x-Jake Branum, 22. 91T-James La Rose.


Western Mod Lites:

Heat One:  1. 51-John Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 53az-Karl Ackley, 4. 98-Jeff Lowe, 5. 7-Dave Lems, 6. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 7. 28-Fred Donaldson.

Heat Two:  1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 96-Hayden Bender, 3. 57-Chase Alves, 4. 116-Jim Hock, 5. 15-Ken Young, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. 55-Mike Opoka.

“A” Feature:  1. 96-Hayden Bender, 2. 52-Brenden Priest, 3. 51-John Priest, 4. 17-Steve Moriarty, 5. 116-Jim Hock, 6. 57-Chase Alves, 7. 16-Ken Young, 8. 114-Sean Conyers, 9. 98-Jeff Lowe, 10. 7-Dave Lems, 11. 55-Mike Opoka, 12. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 13. 53az-Karl Ackley, 14. 28-Fred Donaldson.