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By canyon | 08 August 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Dick Jordan PEORIA, Ariz. (July 26th, 2011) – The 2011 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series is headed back to Arizona for October 28th and 29th races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria.

Long a hot-bed of Sprint car racing, the Grand Canyon State has hosted numerous USAC Sprint races since their 1964 debut at the Arizona State Fairgrounds when Don Branson and A.J. Foyt were the winners.

The October 28th and 29th races will also afford points toward the 2011 AMSOIL USAC/CRA championship and active National and CRA drivers who already have posted USAC Sprint wins in Arizona include Bud Kaeding, Levi Jones, Jerry Coons Jr., Damion Gardner, Dave Darland, Cory Kruseman, Darren Hagen, Bobby East, Danny Sheridan and Shane Cottle.

The Sprint races will be USAC’s first at Canyon Raceway, located about 30 miles northwest of Phoenix.

The Hall of Fame Classic, presented by The ParkerStore, 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 National USAC Sprint Cars to the Valley of the Sun since the closing of Manzanita Speedway in April 2009.  The combination of the National USAC Sprint Cars and the tradition of the Parker Store Hall of Fame Classic will likely make for a formidable West Coast Sprint Car event.

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.

Ticket pricing, seating charts and purchasing information can be found online at or by calling the Canyon Speedway office at 602-258-7223

Hotel Information can be found at or by calling the Hampton Inn & Suites at 623-516-9300

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings please sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News.  The track update registration can be found at the top of the home page:

The 2011 Canyon Speedway Schedule can be previewed online at: 

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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