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The Hall of Fame Classic Returns USAC Sprint Cars to Arizona

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

Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (June 16th, 2011) – As we approach summer and look to the future as to what the second half of 2011 may bring us, traditional Sprint Car fans can mark their calendar for October 28th and 29th as Canyon Speedway will host the Hall of Fame Classic featuring the stars of the United States Auto Club Sprint Cars.

The Hall of Fame Classic found a home at the Peoria, Arizona race track in 2010 and has quickly become one of the marquee events of the 30 year old facility.  The October event will mark the return of USAC Sprint Cars to the Valley of the Sun since the closing of Manzanita Speedway in April 2009.  The combination of USAC Sprint Cars and the tradition of the Hall of Fame Classic will likely make for a formidable West Coast Sprint Car event.

“Kevin Montgomery and I have been working on this event for a while now and we are happy to see USAC coming back to Arizona,” commented Chris Kearns of USAC.  “This will be a great event with an impressive purse and a great start to the USAC Western Swing.”   

The Arizona Motorsports Hall of Fame was founded in 1986 when the first 10 members were inducted.  Since its inception, more than 80 new members have been elected to the elite group that is occupied with a rich racing heritage, one that is abundant with tradition and prestige.  The members list is impressive and each of them has made a considerable impact on racing across the country.

The two night USAC Sprint Car event, honoring Hall of Fame members and new inductees, will feature two complete nights of 410 Sprint Car action with the winner of Friday nights preliminary event pocketing $2500 and the eventual Hall of Fame Classic Champion taking home a $5000 payday on Saturday nights finale.

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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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