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Center Starts His Championship Defense at The Copper on Dirt

By canyon | 17 February 2013 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Cody Center ActionKevin Montgomery PEORIA, Ariz. (February 17th, 2013) – Cody Center earned his first IMCA Modified Championship along with the $1500 champion check when he narrowly beat “Racin” Jason Noll by 16 points in the Canyon Speedway Park season finale last September and earned the covenant title of IMCA Modified Champion.  Center, with a revamped and revived ride, will mount up for the Copper on Dirt and his 2013 title defense with a clear goal to win races and repeat as champion.


With the season just a few weeks away and the IMCA Modified contingent aiming for Center’s title, Canyon Speedway Park will again offer up $1500 to the 2013 CSP IMCA Modified Champion for their efforts with additional IMCA State and Regional Championship funds at stake.


A sensational cast of IMCA Modifieds will take part in the 6th running of the Copper on Dirt.  The IMCA Modifieds will start the 2013 Canyon Speedway Championship season as a host of top drivers from across the country aim for Copper on Dirt glory as well as the IMCA crown.  It is expected that 2011 Champion, Guy Norton, will aim for a second title while Noll, Anthony Madrid and many others will try to lay claim on the 2013 championship.
The West Coast Shootout Late Model Series will set the stage for their championship season as the prestigious touring series kicks off the 2013 Championship Season at the Peoria, Arizona facility.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car hopefuls will make their way to CSP to start the year off at one of the premier events of the season.  Mike Spencer will lead a large cast of the CRA Sprint Cars into battle as they all look ahead at the next USAC/CRA Champion.

The super fast USAC Western Midgets will fill the card making for a spectacular event as the four premier divisions tackle the 1/3-mile clay oval for two complete nights of racing action on March 1st and 2nd, with more than $100,000 in prize money to be distributed over the course of the blockbuster event.

Race fans can mark their calendar for the Copper on Dirt as the stars come out for undoubtedly the best show on dirt and race fans can catch all the action for just $20 per day.  Two day advanced tickets are now on sale and race enthusiasts can take advantage of discounted ticket prices for the much anticipated Copper on Dirt.

Two 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


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


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Discounted CSP season passes are also available by calling the Canyon Speedway office.  2012 Season Ticket Packages can be viewed on line 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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