Canyon Speedway Park season opener this Saturday

By Lonnie Wheatley

PEORIA, Ariz. – It takes two for the Canyon Speedway Park 2015 opener, with ideal weather ushering in the new season with Saturday’s action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Following an open practice session on Friday, March 13 from 6-9 p.m., the Saturday, March 14 CSP season opener goes green at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s card that was originally set for Feb. 28 will feature the ASCS Southwest Region winged Sprint Cars along with the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler and Automotive Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

After winning two of three Winter Challenge events at CSP in January, Ricky Thornton Jr. kicks off his pursuit of the track’s 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified title that is worth $2,500 in 2015. Kenny Wallace is expected to join in on Saturday’s Modified action.

Saturday marks the first winged Sprint Car outing at Canyon Speedway Park since August of 2013.

Tickets are $16, 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 for $20.

For more information, contact the track at 602-258-7223 or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.