The Demon Set To Defend USAC CRA Title at Copper On Dirt

"The Demon" Damion Gardner was the big winner on Friday night (Korie Lafond photo)
"The Demon" Damion Gardner was the big winner on Friday night (Korie Lafond photo)
“The Demon” Damion Gardner was the big winner on Friday night (Korie Lafond photo)

From Kevin Montgomery


Peoria, AZ — (February 7th, 2014) — The “Demon” Damion Gardner will lead a Championship Mark Alexander USAC-CRA team into battle at the end of the month as the championship season gets underway at the two day Copper on Dirt a top Peoria, Arizona’s 1/3-mile clay oval of Canyon Speedway.

Gardner, who spent some time in the Hoosier State after leaving the West Coast, has become a national threat in the Sprint Car Ranks and since returning home has added the 2013 title to his multiple USAC-CRA Championships ending the Mike Spencer strong hold in the west.
Spencer will bring his talents along with the potent Ron Chaffin, Bruce Bromme prepared red #50 to Peoria with intentions of regaining the top spot for the series.
Spencer was able to find victory lane at Canyon Speedway in last years “Brawl for it All” assuming the Grudge Series Title for Mark Priestley’s team who will field a car for Cory Kruseman participating in a large portion of the CRA series. The famous yellow #7 is also anticipated to defend their Grudge Series Title starting in Las Vegas on March 6th.
The 7th Annual “Copper on Dirt” featuring USAC Western Midgets, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The West Coast Late Model Shootout and IMCA Modifieds all taking part in a sensational racing spectacle at Peoria’s Canyon Speedway for two nights on February 28th and March 1st marking Canyon Speedway as the only dirt track venue in the country to host all four premier divisions in one 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
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