Winter Challenge to Close with Doubleheader!

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Lonnie Wheatley


PEORIA, Ariz. (January 26, 2013) – With inclement weather washing out the initial two rounds of Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge featuring the wingless Sprint Cars of the USAC Southwest and West Coast Sprint Car Series, a doubleheader is now in place to finish off the scheduled six-race event next Saturday.

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With rain washing out the initial two rounds of competition atop the 1/3-mile clay oval, a makeup event has been scheduled for next Saturday, February 2, at noon with gates opening at 10:00 a.m.  The scheduled $5,000-to-win Winter Challenge finale will follow later that evening with racing now at 7:00 p.m.


The Winter Challenge with USAC Southwest versus West Coast Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints and Pure Stocks will continue on Sunday at 5:00 p.m., with ensuing rounds on Wednesday and Friday before culminating with Saturday’s doubleheader.


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


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 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.


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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