Vlasity & McCurdy Victorious in Figure 8 Championships!
Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 5, 2013) – Joe Vlasity and Chris McCurdy, Jr., snared top honors in Saturday night’s Arizona Figure 8 Championships at Canyon Speedway Park. While Vlasity topped the Figure 8 event, McCurdy came out atop a hotly-contested Auto Cross feature event.
In the Figure 8 feature race, Vlasity scored his first triumph by taking quick advantage of Anthony Madrid’s misfortune. After winning the “B” Main, Madrid raced from deep in the field to take the lead, only to blow an engine with two circuits remaining.
Vlasity took quick advantage, racing on to the checkered flag ahead of John Romero with Ashley Stafford, Chuck Thornton and Jim Childers rounding out the top five.
In Auto Cross action, McCurdy, Jr., rebounded from an early miscue to take the win after a heated battle with Matt Martinez.
McCurdy, Jr., flipped to bring out a red flag two laps into the Auto Cross main event then battled back through the field before outdueling Martinez over the final rounds for victory honors. Martinez settled for the runner-up position, with Joe Flewelling, Danny Pearson and Jason Crowe rounding out the top five.
Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with the 13th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars along with Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints on October 25-26.
Canyon Speedway Park
Arizona Figure 8 Championships Results:
First Heat: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 60-Michael Wrightsman, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 12-Rene Madrid, 5. 69-D.J. Ripple, 6. 113-Speedy Madrid.
Second Heat: 1. 51-Rene Madrid, Jr., 2. 05-Danny Pearson, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 17-Marlowe Wrightsman, 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 64-Daniel Romero.
Third Heat: 1. 65-John Romero, 2. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 3. XX-Chuck Thornton, 4. 07-Jim Childers, 5. 16b-Richard Bennett, 6. 15-Anthony Madrid.
“B” Feature: 1. 15-Anthony Madrid, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 69-D.J. Ripple, 4. 07-Jim Childers, 5. 17-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 113-Speedy Madrid, 7. 64-Daniel Romero, 8. 12-Rene Madrid, 9. 16b-Richard Bennett.
“A” Feature: 1. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 2. 65-John Romero, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. XX-Chuck Thornton, 5. 07-Jim Childers, 6. 15-Anthony Madrid, 7. 51-Rene Madrid, Jr., 8. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 9. 21m-Matt Martinez, 10. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 11. 69-D.J. Ripple, 12. 60-Marlowe Wrightsman, 13. 05-Danny Pearson.
First Heat: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 113-Speedy Madrid, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 17-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 13-Jason Crowe, 7. 9-Paul O’Connor, 8. 12-Rene Madrid, 9. 8-Joe Flewelling.
Second Heat: 1. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 05-Danny Pearson, 4. 51d-Dustin Way, 5. 60-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 51-Rene Madrid, Jr., 7. XX-Chuck Thornton, 8. 64-Daniel Romero, 9. 15-Anthony Madrid.
“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 8-Joe Flewelling, 4. 05-Danny Pearson, 5. 13-Jason Crowe, 6. 51d-Dustin Way, 7. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 9. 16b-Richard Bennett, 10. 15-Anthony Madrid, 11. 113-Speedy Madrid, 12. 64-Daniel Romero, 13. 9-Paul O’Connor. DNS: 17-Marlowe Wrightsman, 60-Michael Wrightsman, 51-Rene Madrid, Jr., XX-Chuck Thornton, 12-Rene Madrid, 65-John Romero, 3-Ashley Stafford.