Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 30,
2016) – R.J. Johnson and Ricky Thornton, Jr., took Saturday
night’s headline wins at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to
victory lane in the Allscapes Back to School Special atop the
1/3-mile clay oval.
While Johnson bested the USAC Southwest
Sprint Cars and Thornton, Jr., topped the IMCA Modifieds, other
Allscapes Back to School Special winners included George
Fronsman in IMCA Stock Cars and Chuck Thornton in IMCA Hobby
Racing from the front row outside,
reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion and current points
leader R.J. Johnson raced to his third consecutive series win
atop the CSP clay aboard the Ford-powered Kodiak Products/Beal’s
Auto Body Sherman Chassis No. 77m.
Johnson’s sixth overall series win of the
year in the 25-lapper came ahead of Charles Davis, Jr., with
Andrew Reinbold racing forward from eighth to fill out the
podium in third. Matt Rossi and Mike Martin
rounded out the top five.
Ricky Thornton, Jr., made a return to the
desert and denied Jason Noll a third consecutive win in Arizona
Differential IMCA Modified action by topping the 20-lap feature.
Thornton, Jr., rallied from 11th
to capture his first CSP score since topping February’s Desert
Classic with Noll setting for runner-up honors from seventh.
Joey Moriarty was third with Chaz Baca, Jr., charging
from 18th to fourth and current points leader Mike
Strobl rounding out the top five.
After enjoying a four race win streak
earlier in the season, current Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA
Stock Car points leader George Fronsman is getting to work on
another streak by picking off his second in a row and ninth
overall of 2016 at CSP.
Fronsman raced from sixth to take the win
ahead of Nate Warren with Manny Baldviez, Jimmy Davy and Joe
Hanies rounding out the top five.
Starting from the pole position, Chuck
Thornton snared his third Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA
Hobby Stock vs. Renegade win of the year ahead of Paul O’Connor
with Jason Crowe, Dean Zachrison and 15th-starter
Craig Ebers rounding out the top five.
Canyon Speedway Park fires back to life
with the Stock Car Shootout 100 on September 3-4 that includes
Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars
vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby
Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Western Mod Lites.
Canyon Speedway Park
July 30, 2016 – Allscapes Back to School
USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:
Davis, Jr., 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 98-Matt
Lundy, 5. 13-Dennis Gile, 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 54-Landon Cling,
8. 12-Josh Pelkey, 9. 5z-Zack Madrid.
Heat Two: 1. 16-Mike
Martin, 2. 11c-Michael Curtis, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 19-Andrew
Reinbold, 5. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 6. 78-Chris Bonneau, 7.
0-Jonas Reynolds, 8. 7k-Bruce St. James.
“A” Feature: 1.
77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 19-Andrew
Reinbold, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey,
7. 27-Nick Aiuto, 8. 5-Tye Mihocko, 9. 13-Dennis Gile, 10.
11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 54-Landon Cling, 12. 78-Chris Bonneau,
13. 7k-Bruce St. James, 14. 98-Matt Lundy, 15. 0-Jonas Reynolds,
16. 14az-Dennis Burkhart, 17. 5z-Zack Madrid.
Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds:
Heat One: 1. 51-Joey
Moriarty, 2. 5z-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4.
14J-Jay Foster, 5. 55-Nick Gann, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7.
4-Jinger Kesler, 8. 53-Justin Thornton, 9. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.
Heat Two: 1. 77b-Terry
Belcher, Sr., 2. X04-Mike Strobl, 3. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 4.
19x-Kenny Gill, 5. 45-Ryan Roath, 6. 24-Mike Martin, 7.
14a-Chase Alves, 8. 97-Josh Sneed, 9. 65-Tim Palmer.
Heat Three: 1. 44-Jason
Noll, 2. 82-John Parmeley, 3. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 4. 4h-Don
Hagan, 5. 78-Steve Stultz, 6. 20-Grey Ferrando, 7. L8-Brian
Schultz, 8. 12-Guy Norton, 9. 25-Paul Nelson.
“B” Feature: 1.
L8-Brian Schultz, 2. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.,
4. 24-Mike Martin, 5. 20-Grey Ferrando, 6. 25-Paul Nelson, 7.
14a-Chase Alves, 8. 53-Justin Thornton, 9. 4-Jinger Kesler, 10.
97-Josh Sneed, 11. 12-Guy Norton, 12. 65-Tim Palmer.
“A” Feature: 1.
5z-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty,
4. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 5. X04-Mike Strobl, 6. L8-Brian Schultz,
7. 14J-Jay Foster, 8. 77b-Terry Belcher, Sr., 9. 55-Nick Gann,
10. 8-Nate Warren, 11. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 12. 20-Grey Ferrando,
13. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 14. 82-John Parmeley, 15. 24-Mike Martin,
16. 78-Steve Stultz, 17. 45-Ryan Roath, 18. 40jr-Bubba Stafford,
19. 4h-Don Hagan, 20. 19x-Kenny Gill.
Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock
Heat One: 1. 15-Speedy
Madrid, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. 144-Jimmy Davy, 4. 8-Nate
Warren, 5. 1-Matt Short, 6. 18-Terry Skorick, 7. 501-Cole Heipel,
8. 505-Brittany Manson, 9. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman.
Heat Two: 1. 6-Michael
Wrightsman, 2. 17z-Joe Hanies, 3. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 4.
15LIL-Mark Madrid, 5. 77-Manny Baldviez, 6. 75-Jason Suchta, 7.
21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 8. 53-Justin Thornton, 9. $-Cody Center.
“A” Feature: 1.
41-George Fronsman, 2. 8-Nate Warren, 3. 77-Manny Baldviez, 4.
144-Jimmy Davy, 5. 17z-Joe Hanies, 6. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 7.
21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 8. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 9. 18-Terry
Skorick, 10. $-Cody Center, 11. 15LIL-Mark Madrid, 12. 501-Cole
Heipel, 13. 505-Brittany Manson, 14. 75-Jason Suchta, 15.
15-Speedy Madrid, 16. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 17. 1-Matt Short, 18.
Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby
Stocks vs. Renegades:
Heat One: 1. 99-Steve
Bitting, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 4-Dean
Zachrison, 5. 16b-Richard Bennett, 6. 7-David Kendall, 7.
420-Vaugn Packer, 8. 22-Craig Ebers, 9. 40b-Bradley Stafford.
Heat Two: 1. XX-Chuck
Thornton, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 68v-Joe
Vlasity, 5. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 6. 55-Merle Zachrison, 7. 3d-David
Harrington, 8. 69r-Sara Reblin.
“A” Feature: 1.
XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4.
4-Dean Zachrison, 5. 22-Craig Ebers, 6. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 7.
68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 45k-Mark Kilian, 9. 16b-Richard Bennett, 10.
55-Merle Zachrison, 11. 7-David Kendall, 12. 40b-Bradley
Stafford, 13. 3d-David Harrington, 14. 69r-Sara Reblin, 15.
3-Ashley Stafford, 16. 99-Steve Bitting, 17. 420-Vaughn Packer.