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Kaeding and Thornton Among Stout Driver List for Winter Challenge

By canyon | 28 December 2012 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Bud Kaeding ActionKaeding and Thornton Among Stout Driver List for Winter Challenge


Kevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (December 27th, 2012) – With less than 30 days remaining before the kick off of the 2013 Winter Challenge the staff of Canyon Speedway is busy compiling a list of stars that will take the green flag on January 25th for the first of six rounds of the Peoria, Arizona Speedweek.


Bud Kaeding, two-time Western World Champion, is among early California drivers representing the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series.  The Campbell, California residence will lead the charge for the USAC West Coast series and challenge the best of the USAC Southwest Wingless drivers that include a pair of 5-time Arizona Sprint Car Champions, Charles Davis Jr. and Jeremy Sherman.


With the list mounting for traditional Sprint Car contingent, the list is equally growing for IMCA Modified stars.


After picking up $5k during the 2012 Desert Classic, Ricky Thornton Jr. will return to CSP to challenge 2011 Desert Classic Champion Tim Ward and a massive list of IMCA Modified aces aiming for Winter Challenge glory.


The 2013 Winter Challenge will feature top traditional Sprint Car drivers from around the country as the USAC Southwest 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 2013.  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 2nd.


Nearly 100 drivers from across America will be expected to take part in what will be one of the must see events of 2013 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:


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 $199 and $149 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 $249.  A special pick 8 season pass is also available for fans that wish to choose their events for the year.  Pick 8 regular season events for only $99.


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


Hotel Information can be found at: or by calling the Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313


To keep up on all the latest news and happenings please sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News.  The track update registration can be found at the top of the home page:


The 2013 Canyon Speedway Winter Challenge Schedule can be previewed online at:

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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