Arizona Champions Aim for The Desert Classic
Kevin Montgomery, PEORIA, Ariz (October 15th, 2011) – Guy Norton picked up his first ever IMCA Championship closing out the points season just one point ahead of Jason Noll earning himself the 2011 Canyon Speedway IMCA Championship. Norton joins 2010 Champion, Tim Ward, as they aim towards the $3000 to win Desert Classic.
While Norton was busy earning his title, Ward was also aiming for one of his own and completed a remarkable season winning the Arizona IMCA crown as well as finishing sixth in National point standings.
Both drivers are set to compete in the 23rd Annual Desert Classic with anticipation of honoring their home state with yet another title, 2011 Desert Classic Champion!
IMCA Modified stars from around the country will compete in two complete events starting Friday night with the winner picking up $750 and securing a top spot in Saturday’s finale. The top six finishers from Friday will be locked into the Desert Classic Pole Dash for Saturday’s feature while the remaining competitors will return for a final chance to make the $3000 to win main event.
The Total Seal Late Model Series will go head to head with The West Coast Late Model series in two separate events over the course of the two day Desert Classic with the winner of Friday night’s preliminary feature event collecting $1000 and a spot in Saturday’s finale. The top six finishers from Friday will be locked into the Desert Classic Pole Dash for Saturday’s feature while the remaining competitors will return for a final chance to make the $2000 to win main event.
The Desert Classic, which takes place the first weekend of November, enters its 23rd year and is a showcase for top Late Model and IMCA Modified drivers across the country. The best of the Best will tackle Canyon Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval over the course of the two day event on November 4th and 5th with more than $50,000 in “A” Feature money alone distributed over the course of the blockbuster event.
Arizona’s Terry Belcher Jr. became the 22nd winner of the Desert Classic as he etched his name into the history books by winning the 2010 edition of the classic. Belcher is anticipated to return and defend his title against the nation’s best IMCA Modified and Super Late Model stand outs.
Entry forms and Purse information can be found at: http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Desert-Classic-Entry-Form.pdf
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