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USAC National Sprints Prepare for Western Events

By canyon | 04 October 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Dick Jordan (Ocotber 3rd, 2011) – Levi Jones will take a 44-point lead in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car standings to the west coast October 28-29 for a pair of races at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Those events are the first of six slated in Arizona and California to wrap up the 2011 title chase.

The defending AMSOIL USAC National Champion, Jones, of Olney, Ill., earned $10,000 for his victory in Saturday night’s City of Lawrenceburg “Fall Nationals” USAC/MSCS Sprint race at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. Jones was trailing Jonathan Hendrick by a sizeable margin on lap 23 when Hendrick was involved in a multi-car tangle in turn three and flipped.

Jones took the lead on the restart in his Tony Stewart Racing GM Performance Parts Eagle/Chevy and led the final eight laps to beat Chris Windom, Hunter Schuerenberg, Casey Riggs and Tracy Hines. Brady Bacon was the fastest of 38 qualifiers. Hendrick led the first 22 laps in his bid for what would have been his first AMSOIL USAC Sprint car victory

The races at Canyon Speeedway will be USAC’s first at that Arizona oval. They will be followed by the three-night “Budweiser Oval Nationals” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway November 3-4-5 and the November 12 series finale at Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

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 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 fall Sprint Car event, honoring Hall of Fame members and new inductees, will feature two complete nights of 410 Sprint Car action set for October 28th and 29th

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.

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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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