By Tony Steele PEORIA, Ariz. (Feb 1-2) – Chaz Baca raced to his second Winter Challenge feature win Saturday while at Canyon Speedway Park while Jason Noll took home the Sunday IMCA Modified checkers. Both main events at Peoria paid $1,250 to the winners and both Baca and Noll were already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidates. Alex Stanford looked to have the opener in hand before Baca made a late challenge for the lead. Baca closed a large gap, making his move in turn one after the white flag flew to the inside of Stanford. As the leaders raced off turn two, Baca edged ahead on his way to take home the trophy for the second time in as many weeks. Stanford was second, ahead of Ryan Roath. Justen Yeager paced the Sunday show, battling hard through traffic until Noll drove inside and took hold of the top spot as lap 17 came to a close. Noll led the final nine laps en route to the win ahead of Yeager and Zachary Madrid. Andy [Read More]
By Tony Steele PEORIA, Ariz. (Jan. 25-26) – Two drivers already familiar with the view from victory lane at Canyon Speedway Park made their way back to that locale following season-opening IMCA Modified Winter Challenge feature victories. Ricky Thornton Jr. continued right where he left off last winter at Canyon, earning the $1,250 win on Saturday before Chaz Baca broke Thornton’s streak with the victory on Sunday. Both drivers were already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Andy Altenburg and Brad King each swept their respective divisions in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, respectively, while Shelby Frye and Cody Thompson split Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features. Thornton beat fellow front row starter Zachary Madrid to the Saturday lead and outran everybody en route to a dominating green to checkered victory. Madrid and Baca made up the top three. John Parmeley paced the first two laps of the Sunday show before Baca made his way to the front. Baca walked away from the field until the ninth starting Thornton worked [Read More]
PEORIA, Ariz. – Four IMCA divisions race all four dates in the 2020 Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,250 to win and a minimum of $125 to start Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features on Saturdays and Sundays Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both vie for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $500 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded. Pill draws are $50 for Modifieds, $40 for Stocks and SportMods, and $30 for Hobbies. Front gates open at 11 a.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. each day. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and free for kids ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $35, $20 for children ages 7-11 and free for six and under. Open practices on Fridays Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 [Read More]
PEORIA, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,250 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $1,000 to win both nights of Canyon Speedway Park’s Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30 Harvest Hustle. The Modified features are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. Pill draw each night is $50 for Modifieds and $40 for Northern SportMods. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. on Friday. Gates open at 4 p.m. with the first green flag at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and free for kids 11 and under. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for kids ages seven to 11 and free for six and under. Free dry camping spots are available that weekend. More information about Harvest Hustle is available on Facebook, by calling 602 258-RACE and at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.
PEORIA, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both race for $1,000 to win on night two of Canyon Speedway Park’s inaugural Dan Shepherd Memorial. The Sunday, Sept. 1 Modified main is a qualifying event for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and pays a minimum of $100 to start. The 77-lap Stock Car feature pays a minimum of $75 to start. Also on Sunday, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $500 to win, Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $250. On Saturday, Aug. 31, Modifieds race for $750 to win, Stock Cars for $500, Hobby Stocks for $250 and Sport Compacts for $150. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded both nights. Pill draws both days are $25 for Modifieds and Stock Cars, $15 for Hobby Stocks and $10 for Sport Compacts. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military with ID, and free for 11 and under. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for kids ages 7-11 and free [Read More]
By Tony Steele PEORIA, Ariz. (July 22) – Jason Noll captured his second Arizona Differential IMCA Modified win of the season Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park. Rookie T.J. Wyman rolled off on the front row of the feature next to Guy Norton, with Norton leading the way through the first two laps. Wyman took over on lap three while Norton’s evening ended early with mechanical issues. Meanwhile, Noll clicked his way through traffic, taking over the lead from Wyman as lap four was completed. John Parmeley worked his way through the field at the same time, moving into the runner-up spot from the 15th starting position. Noll held off Parmeley with Kenny Gill, Ryan Roath and Popeye Madrid rounding out the top five. George Fronsman picked up his sixth win in the Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars. Joe Vlasity now holds the most wins of the year in the Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stocks with his third win in 2019. Robert Cody closed out the evening with his Mach-1 Sport Compact division leading fourth feature win.
By Tony Steele PEORIA, Ariz. (June 8) – John Parmeley continued his hot streak at Canyon Speedway Park with his fourth victory of the year in the Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds Saturday night, while Taylor Kuehl grabbed her first win of the season in the Askrens Trucking/Flexi Flyer IMCA Northern SportMods. In Allscapes IMCA Stock Car action it was once again George Fronsman in victory lane, earning his fifth win of the season. A new point leader has been crowned after another weekend of Modified action as Parmeley snagged a two point lead from the ever-consistent Ryan Roath. Jay Foster started the feature from the pole, taking off from the field for the first few laps of the race. With Foster in charge, Parmeley drove up from the eighth spot to challenge. Parmeley eventually grabbed the lead from Foster as the fourth lap was clicked off, racing his way to another win. Artie Garcia led lap one of the SportMod main from the front row before Ron Poe, starting sixth, took over. Poe led until halfway, later [Read More]
By Tony Steele PEORIA, Ariz. – The Spring Showcase will kick racing action off once again at Canyon Speedway Park for the 2019 season Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season will begin for the IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars with the big doubleheader. Defending champions Chaz Baca Jr. (Modifieds), Speedy Madrid (SportMods) and George Fronsman (Stock Cars) will all look to get a jump start at defending their crowns. On Friday, the gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with the first green flag at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will see gates at 5 p.m. and first green flag at 7 p.m. Admission prices are $25 for adults. Seniors (60+) and military are $20 and children 11 and under are free! All-access pit passes are $40 for adults while ages 7-11 are $20 and six and under are free. All minors under the age of 18 must have a minor release form filled out and notarized prior to entry into the [Read More]
PEORIA, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 Harvest Hustle cards at Canyon Speedway Park. Modifieds race for $750 to win on Friday and for $1,500 to win in their Saturday Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event. SportMods chase top checks of $500 on Friday and $1,000 on Saturday. Entry fees for both divisions are $25 each night. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $20 for kids ages 7-11 and free for six and under. All minors must have a signed and notarized release form on file to get into the pit area. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60 and over and military, and free for kids 11 and under. Pits will be cleared at 4 p.m. and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. both days. Drivers’ meetings are at 5:30 p.m. Friday and at 6 p.m. Saturday with wheel packing and hot laps to follow. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday. More [Read More]
PEORIA, Ariz. (Aug. 27) – A pair of $1,000 to win IMCA Modified features are on the docket for Canyon Speedway Park’s Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2 Labor Day Weekend special. Both 25-lap events are qualifiers for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $100 to start. Entry fee each night is $25. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race 20 laps for $500 to win with a $20 entry fee on Saturday while Sunday’s 100-lap marathon pays $1,000 to win and has a $50 entry fee. The 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature on Saturday pays $250 to win with a $20 pill draw; Sunday’s 30-lapper pays $500 to win with a $25 pill draw. Both shows are draw/redraw and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Arizona State and track points will be awarded each night. Pit gates will be open all day and cleared around 3:30 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m. and packing and hot laps preceding [Read More]