Baca keeps learning, wins again at Canyon Speedway AZ

Chaz Baca reaped his second straight IMCA Modified feature win at Canyon Speedway AZ’s Winter Series Challenge. (Courtesy Photo)

PEORIA, Ariz. (Feb. 5) – As the learning continued, so did the winning.

Chaz Baca won a second straight Winter Series Challenge IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Canyon Speedway AZ Saturday night. The victory was also his second in 13 starts aboard a 2022 DeVilbiss Chassis.

“I had kind of an easy night,” said Baca, contending for a third consecutive Shaw Race Cars Western Region crown in 2022 and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible six times over. “I won my heat race, started on the pole in the main event and just had to keep her straight and smooth and not make any mistakes.”

Zachary Madrid, the first-night Winter Series Challenge winner, challenged for a couple laps later in the contest but couldn’t find his way by.

“I feel like I’ve learned a lot about this new car. We’ve kept learning every night out,” Baca said. “It’s been a happy race car at Canyon. Hopefully we can take it to some other tracks and keep that going.”

Baca’s winning efforts were good for $1,000. Josh Cain, Jeremy Mills and Madrid completed the top four.

Chanse Hollatz, George Fronsman and Taylor Kuehl ran 1-2-3 in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner. Hollatz, already eligible to qualify for the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star, pocketed $800. 

Cam Reimers raced to a third win in as many nights at Canyon, topping the IMCA Northern SportMod main event ahead of Clay Erickson and Camron Spangler.

And Bobby Horton scored another IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory, chased to the checkers by Chandler Dodge and Steve Bitting Jr.