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“Chargin” Charles In Charge At Canyon Speedway Season Opener

By canyon | 25 March 2012 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Cody Morris, PEORIA, ARIZONA (3-24-2012) – Delayed a week due to inclement weather, the 2012 ASCS Canyon Region campaign fired into action Saturday night at Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park for round 1 of 24 scheduled events, with approximately half of those held at CSP confines.


Two-time ASCS Canyon Region champion (2009,2010) Charles Davis Jr. led all 30 laps in the main event to take an early edge in the seemingly perennially battle with reigning three-time Canyon Region Champion (2007,2008,2011) Jeremy Sherman.


While Davis wired the field, the final lap proved the toughest, as a slight bobble would bring Phoenix native RJ Johnson alongside for a photo finish, but Johnson would fall about 3 feet short and settle for runner up honors with Sherman advancing from his outside 3rd row starting spot to nab the show position.


Peoria’s hometown favorite Josh Pelkey crossed the finish line with Hard Charger honors, improving 7 spots from his 11th place starting spot, with Phoenix native Bruce St. James rounding out the top 5 running order.


RJ Johnson, Dalten Gabbard, and Jeremy Sherman took heat race victories over the 24 car field, with Thomas Ogle taking a winner’s transfer in the 12 lap B Feature.


Josh Castro held off a tough field of cars as he beat Dustin Cormany and Josh Shipley to the stripe to take the first ASCS2 Micro win of the year.


Jake Johnson held off CSP X-Mod Champion Jason George taking top honors in the 15-Lap feature while Tony Martin was victorious in Southwest Modlite competition.


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Canyon Speedway will celebrate Easter in grand fashion with the 2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza featuring the double header of IMCA Modifieds and the ASCS Wing Sprint Cars.  The season debut of the highly anticipated Challenge Cup Non Win Sprint Cars and the return of the CSP Pure Stock’s will be joined by Bomber Mania and Dwarf Cars for a full night of Easter fun.   The Easter Eggstravaganza will get hopping when general admission tickets go on sale at 5pm for only $15 for adults, Senior and Military $13, Juniors 7-12 $6 and CHILDREN 6 and UNDER are free. Racing will begin promptly at 7:00pm.


Season and Suite Access Passes will allow race fans to get all the action at an unheard of low cost.  Season Passes are on sale for only $249 and $199 for Seniors, Students and Military thus dropping admission prices to under $10 per event.  Suite Access Passes will allow race fans the opportunity to enjoy the races from Canyon Speedways VIP Suites for only $349


Discounted season passes are available by calling the Canyon Speedway office at 602-258-7223.  2012 Season Ticket Packages can be viewed on line at


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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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