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Western World Champion Aims for Winter Challenge!

By canyon | 09 December 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (December 9th, 2011) – Tracy Hines ended his Sprint Car season with a bang by becoming the 44th Annual Western World Champion capturing both his preliminary night feature and then earning the crown by beating 2-time Western World Champion Brady Bacon on the final night.  Hines will head back to Arizona this January with hopes of starting 2012 in similar fashion at Canyon Speedway’s Winter Challenge.

Hines will be aboard the same MP Environmental Services/Schoenfeld Headers/Wesmar powered/Maxim that took him to his season ending victory in November and will now set his sites on 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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