Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October
19, 2016) – Just one more night is all that remains, as Saturday
night’s Hank Arnold Memorial brings the curtains down on the
2016 campaign at the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.
Following an open practice on Friday night
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday’s Hank Arnold Memorial
will feature the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with IMCA
Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades,
Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints.
Saturday’s event that fires off at 7:00
p.m. not only brings the end to the 2016 season but also marks
the conclusion of the Kevin Montgomery promotional era at CSP as
he turns the reins back over to Doug Gabbard after five years of
growing and improving the facility.
Defending Hank Arnold Memorial champion
R.J. Johnson takes the hot hand into Saturday’s tilt with eight
wins in the last ten USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature events to
build up a 113-point lead over Charles Davis, Jr., as he guns
for another series title. Matt Rossi, Mike
Martin and Tye Mihocko are also among the current top five.
Among Johnson’s eleven overall USAC
Southwest scores this year are the last three outings at CSP
after Stevie Sussex captured the Easter Eggstravaganza event in
March. Sussex chased Johnson to the line in
last year’s Hank Arnold Memorial after winning the previous
year’s rendition of the event.
George Fronsman has ranked as a dominant
force in the Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car ranks
with 13 overall wins on the season to sit more than 100 points
ahead of second-ranked Terry Skorick.
Fronsman takes a three-race win streak into Saturday’s action.
The battle in the Scottsdale Muffler &
Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades has been a heated one
with Richard Bennett just eight points ahead of Jacob Madrid
going into the finale. Paul O’Connor is just
another ten points back in third, only two points ahead of Merle
Zachrison. O’Connor topped the most recent
event on September 25.
Bobby Brown swept the most recent Dwarf
Car weekend at CSP while Shon Deskins has bested the Micro
Sprints the last two times out.
Tickets to Saturday’s Hank Arnold Memorial
are just $20 with children ages 7-12 just $10.
VIP Suite passes are available for $25 with All Access
Passes for $35.
Detailed ticket information is available
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, contact the track
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