Noll, Baca battle at Canyon 


By Rowdy Briggs

PEORIA, Ariz. (May 20) – In one of the most fiercest battles of the year in the IMCA Modified divi­sion Jason Noll and Chaz Baca Jr. fought tooth and nail for 10 laps before Noll took the win by a small margin Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park.

K.C. Dieckman had taken the early lead with Terry Belcher Sr. and Ryan Roath in tow and Baca and Noll patiently working their way toward the front.

Dieckman started slipping back and an epic battle between Noll and Baca ensued as they contin­ued their march through the field. The duo exchanged the lead several times and ran side-by-side with no contact, with Noll finally taking the win over Baca, Belcher, Roath and Kelsie Foley, who worked her way by Brian Schultz at the line.

After breaking a gear in the heat race, George Fronsman captured the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, with Joe Vlasity holding off his challengers in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.