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A Pair of Champions Eager For CSP Winter Challenge

By canyon | 12 December 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (December 12th, 2011) – While the holidays quickly approach and the New Year is just around the corner Santa’s elf’s are busy making plans and building toys for children everywhere.  The same holds true for racers and race fans across the country as the 2012 racing season draws near and two Arizona Champions prepare for Canyon Speedway’s Winter Challenge 2012.

Guy Norton, who captured his first IMCA Modified Championship in 2011, is hard at work preparing his sleigh for the upcoming IMCA Winter Challenge that will not only award IMCA Championship Bonus Points but will also give participants a head start on earning State, Regional and National IMCA Points.  

The Winter Challenge will kick off an eight race IMCA Modified series on Friday January 27th with six of the eight races being held at Canyon Speedway prior to moving to the final IMCA winter destination of Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway with the IMCA Modified Winter Nationals on Friday February 10th and Saturday February 11th.

Jeremy Sherman ended his 2011 campaign by earning his 5th ASCS Wingless Sprint Car Championship aboard the Ellis Racing/Star 21 Sportsware/Sands Chevrolet mount.  Sherman will again team with Dave Ellis for a shot at the Winter Challenge Title as he prepares to take on an increasingly tough crowd of National Sprint Car stars expected to sling dirt at Canyon Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval for six races over the course of nine days on January 27th, 28th, 29th February 1st, 3rd and 4th.

The 2012 Winter Challenge will feature top traditional Sprint Car drivers from around the country as the American Sprint Car Series faces off with the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series while IMCA Modified aces converge in the valley of the sun for what is anticipated to be one of the largest racing events of 2012.  More than $100,000 in “A” Feature money alone will be distributed over the course of the blockbuster event that kicks off with the $2,000 to win Winter Challenge opener and will conclude with the $5,000 to win finale on February 4th.

Nearly 100 drivers from across America will be expected to take part in what will be one of the must see events of 2012 and will feature the Nations top teams all gunning for one of the richest payouts in the west.

Six day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found online at: or by calling the Canyon Speedway office at 602-258-7223

Complete Payout and race information can be found at:

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

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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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