Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz.
(September 28, 2016) – It’s Hall of Fame Classic time at
Canyon Speedway Park which means it’s also time for the lone
USAC/CRA Sprint Car weekend of the year atop the 1/3-mile
clay oval near Phoenix.
While the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars take
center stage on Friday and Saturday at the 16th
Annual Sands Chevrolet USAC Hall of Fame Classic, the IMCA
Stock Cars, Micro Sprints, Mod Lites and Vintage Cars will
be in action as well.
The weekend double will be preceded by
an open practice session on Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m. Racing action on Friday and
Saturday gets under way at 7:00 p.m.
Vying for a fourth consecutive
USAC/CRA crown, Concord, California native Damion Gardner
leads the way into the weekend with a 104-point advantage
over Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd in the title chase.
Along with Gardner and Vander Weerd,
other top USAC/CRA contenders include the likes of Jake
Swanson, Brody Roa, Austin Williams and five-time series
champion Mike Spencer. CSP aces such as R.J.
Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., and Mike Martin will be among
those in action as well.
Gardner and Spencer split Hall of Fame
Classic honors last year at CSP with Roa the only driver to
land on the podium on both nights with finishes of second
Jimmy Blanton, Grand Marshal for the
event, will be among several Arizona racing legends
scheduled to sign autographs as the Arizona Motorsports Hall
of Fame inducts a handful of new members.
George Fronsman leads the Allscapes
IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Cars ranks into the weekend
with last weekend’s triumph running his overall win total
for the year at CSP to eleven triumphs.
Ryan Hennessey bested the Micro
Sprints last weekend while John Priest has taken three of
the last four Western Mod Lite wins at CSP.
Tickets for the 16th Annual
Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic are just $20 on Friday
and $25 on Saturday with children ages 7-12 just $10.
VIP Suite passes are available for $30 on Friday and
$35 on Saturday with All Access Passes for $35 on Friday and
$40 on Saturday.
Detailed ticket information is
or by calling 602-258-RACE (7223).
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,
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