Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May
25, 2016) – Canyon Speedway Park will celebrate Memorial Day
weekend’s biggest racing event with the Fifth Annual “Salute
to Indy” atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix this
Saturday and Sunday.
The two-night card that goes green at
7:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday features a full slate
of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars both nights along with NAPA
Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA
Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Western Mod Lites and Power 600
Stevie Sussex takes the momentum into
the weekend’s USAC Southwest double with three wins in the
most recent four series events, including the most recent
outing at Canyon Speedway Park on March 26.
Sussex split last year’s “Salute to
Indy” honors with three-time and reigning USAC Southwest
champion R.J. Johnson, who has topped four of the last six
Indy weekend feature events.
Johnson swept the 2013 edition and
then split 2014 honors with Josh Pelkey before splitting
last year’s glory with Sussex. Dalten
Gabbard and Colby Copeland shared inaugural Salute to Indy
honors in 2012.
Sussex currently holds a 30-point edge
over Johnson in USAC Southwest Sprint Car points with
Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and Matt Rossi among the
current top five. Others in the top ten
include Pelkey, Nick Aiuto, Dennis Gile, Chris Bonneau and
The NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars have
mixed it up at CSP once already this year with Cody Cambensy
racing to victory lane ahead of Matt Lundy and Cody Batten.
Paul O’Connor reeled off his second
Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Hobby Stock vs. Renegade
feature win last time out on May 7 but it’s Jason Crowe
holding a two-point edge over Richard Bennett in the track
championship chase with Jacob Madrid another eight points
back in third and Mark Kilian another marker behind in
Hayden Bender scored the win in
Western Mod Lite action last time out while Shon Deskins
became the first repeat winner in Power 600 Micro Sprint
completion after six different drivers had topped the
initial six events of the season.
Paul Martin is the current Power 600
Micro Sprint points leader with a 24-point advantage over
Tickets to this weekend’s Fifth Annual
Salute to Indy are just $16 on both Saturday and Sunday,
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
Hotel Information can be found at
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