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Mother Nature Nixes Winter Challenge Opener

By canyon | 26 January 2013 | Featured News, Headlines | | 0 Comments   

CSP Logo New SmallLonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 25, 2013) – Mother Nature proved too tough to tame with persistent rain washing out the opening leg of Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge on Friday night.

Round Two of the Winter Challenge featuring the wingless Sprint Cars of the USAC Southwest versus the USAC West Coast Series along with IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints and Pure Stocks is still on as scheduled for Saturday with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. and racing action going green at 5:00 p.m.

Winter Challenge action continues on Sunday at the same time with Round Three, with the final three rounds set for Wednesday (January 30), Friday (Feb. 1) and Saturday (Feb. 2).  Sunday’s card offers up a $3,000 to win Sprint Car winner’s share, with the February 2 Winter Challenge finale a $5,000-to-win shootout.  The other rounds are all $2,000 to win.

The remaining 2013 Winter Challenge Schedule of Events is as follows:

Saturday, January 26 – Round 2 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, January 27 – Round 3 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Monday, January 28 – Coyotes vs. Predators NHL game at Arena

Tuesday, January 29 – Winter Challenge Bowling Tournament at Brunswick Lanes

Wednesday, January 30 – Round 4 (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 31 – Octane Raceway Go-Karts

Friday, February 1 – Round 5 (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, February 2 – Round 6 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)


Ticket pricing and purchasing information is available at or by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.

Complete payout and race information is available 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, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News.  The track update registration can be found at the top of the home page.

The entire 2013 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway.  For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or check online at

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