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ASCS Southwest at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday!

By canyon | 17 May 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (May 16, 2011) – The winged forces of the Sunoco Fuel ASCS Southwest Region are set to take to the semi-banked, 3/8-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval in Peoria, AZ, for the first time in 2011 this Saturday night.

After five nights of competition down the road at Tucson’s USA Raceway, Saturday’s card marks the first of four scheduled ASCS Southwest events at Canyon Speedway Park.

Three-time and reigning ASCS Southwest champion Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, NM, is out to the early lead in the title chase with a 27-point advantage over El Paso’s John Carney II.  Knoxville, IA, resident Calvin Landis is another 22 point back in third, with the Glendale, AZ, shoe Joshua Williams and Alamogordo’s Kyle McCutcheon rounding out the current top five.

The rest of the current top ten in ASCS Southwest points includes Lance Norick (Scottsdale), Dalten Gabbard (Peoria), Joshua Hodges (Tijeras, NM), John Van Horn (Tucson) and Steve Stone (Mesa).

The ASCS Southwest Region brought winged Sprint Car racing back to Canyon Speedway Park last May after an absence of several years with Albuquerque’s Johnny Herrera taking the win.  An October return found another Albuquerque shoe, 19-year-old Derrik Ortega, in CSP victory lane.
Joining the Wing Sprint Cars for a full night of action will be the Pure Stocks and ASCS2 Micro Sprints.  General admission tickets will go on sale at 5pm for only $15, 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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