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Winter Challenge Washed Out on Sunday

By canyon | 27 January 2013 | Featured News, Headlines | | 0 Comments   

CSP Logo New SmallLonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 27, 2013) – Excessive rain over the course of the weekend has forced the cancellation of Sunday’s Winter Challenge event at Canyon Speedway Park featuring the USAC Southwest vs. West Coast wingless Sprint Car Series.

It marks the third consecutive day that inclement weather has put a stop to the initial outdoor Sprint Car racing event of the season in the country at the 1/3-mile clay oval after previoius rainouts on Friday and Saturday.

Winter Challenge action with USAC Southwest versus USAC West Coast Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds will finally go green on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m., with action continuing on Friday before wrapping up with a Saturday double dip at noon and then 7:00 p.m.

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

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 2 Makeup (Gates open at    10:00 a.m., Racing at 12:00 p.m.)

Saturday, February 2 – Round 6 (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 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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