Third Annual Canyon Clash Saturday at CSP!

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canyon speedway park logoFrom Lonnie Wheatley


Peoria, AZ —  (April 22, 2013) — The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars take the spotlight as Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix, AZ, hosts the Third Annual Canyon Clash this Saturday night.


With the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars taking to the 1/3-mile CSP clay oval for the fourth round of the series championship chase, the Canyon Clash will also feature the LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, AMA Modlites and Micro Sprints.


Following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s Third Annual Canyon Clash will go green at 7:00 p.m.


With the initial three events of the season in the books, Buckeye, Arizona’s Charles Davis, Jr., leads the USAC Southwest forces into Saturday’s action with a 32-point advantage over Tucson’s Ronnie Clark and Phoenix shoe R.J. Johnson, who are tied for second.  Josh Pelkey and Justin Quinn round out the current top five in points.


Canyon Speedway Park hosted the USAC Southwest season points opener on March 16 with Johnson taking the checkered flag just ahead of Davis, Jr., and Clark.  Davis, Jr., topped round two at Casa Grande on March 23 with Yuma’s Mike Martin victorious in the latest round of action at Queen Creek on April 13.


Multi-time Arizona Sprint Car champion Jeremy Sherman reigns as the two-time and reigning champion of the Canyon Clash after topping the initial pair of Clash feature events.


Josh Shipley will be gunning for his third consecutive LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprint Car triumph after topping the initial two features of the year on March 16 and April 6.


John Priest claimed AMA Modlite honors on April 6 while Dustin Cormany has claimed three of five Micro Sprint features thus far in 2013 at CSP with other winners including Josh Shipley and Pat Wing.


Tickets for Saturday’s Third Annual Canyon Clash at CSP are $15, with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students.  Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free.  VIP passes are available for $20.


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


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The entire 2013 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at


Discounted CSP season passes are also available by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.  Season ticket packages can be viewed 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