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By canyon | 25 April 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Kevin Montgomery, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 23rd, 2011) – Ricky Thornton Jr. celebrated Easter weekend with not only his second consecutive IMCA Modified feature win but backed that up by topping the 25-lap Total Seal Late Model Series feature at Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park.

Thornton took advantage of the top groove of a very well prepared race track to overcome Anthony Madrid who led most of the race using the bottom groove.  Madrid took the point from the pole position while Thornton made his way through traffic as he worked his way up from the eighth starting position.  Thornton moved to the top and crossed the line first with Madrid settling for second.

Lonnie Parker Jr. filled the final podium spot and maintained his points lead for the 2011 Total Seal Championship.

Thornton also picked up his second consecutive IMCA Modified win as he was able to hold off a hard charging Jason Noll.  Noll, who drove from the 15th spot, was able to keep his grasp on the championship battle crossing the line second just ahead of Guy Norton.

Jeff Stafford picked up the win in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature while Joe Vlasity was victorious in Bomber Mania.

Full Results:

The Canyon Clash fires up a full weekend of action this Friday and Saturday night.  The two day crusade will feature the wingless warriors of the Sunoco Fuels American Sprint Car Series along with the debut of the Western States Stock Car Series.  The small and mighty Southwest Modlites will join the fight along with X-Mods for two complete nights of extreme racing action.  The Clash begins when general admission tickets go on sale at 5pm for only $15 for adults, Senior and Military $13 and children 12 under are always free. Racing will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

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Canyon Speedway Park is located in North Peoria off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles West on Carefree Highway.  For more information please, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or additional information regarding Canyon Speedway Park can be found at

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