Winter Challenge 2016 Fires Off at
CSP this Weekend!
Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz.
(January 21, 2016) – The initial “traditional” Sprint Car
races of the year in North America take place this weekend as
Winter Challenge 2016 kicks off at the 1/3-mile Canyon
Speedway Park near Phoenix.
open practice session on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m., the first of five rounds of Winter Challenge 2016
competition follows on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. with ensuing
rounds of action on Saturday and Sunday.
weekend’s trio of events, Winter Challenge 2016 at Canyon
Speedway Park will wrap up with another pair of shows on next
Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. The green flag will fly on
Friday events at 7:00 p.m. with all Saturday and Sunday cards
firing off at 5:00 p.m.
Sprint Cars of the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint
Car series will headline all five rounds of action with IMCA
Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks in action each
night as well.
the card on this weekend’s opening three rounds will be Mod
Lites and Micros with the IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and
Dwarf Cars joining in on the final two rounds next weekend.
has topped the opening leg of the Winter Challenge at CSP over
each of the past two years. Dave Darland went on a tear with
three wins after Bacon bested the opener two years ago, while
Ryan Bernal reeled off a pair of CSP wins last year.
2014 USAC National Sprint Car champion, is among those
expected in a stellar field of Sprint Cars that includes Bryan
Clauson, USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis,
Jr., Mike Martin, New Mexico’s Josh Hodges and many more.
Winter Challenge Schedule of Events is as follows:
January 21 – Open Practice at CSP 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
January 22 – Round 1 (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00
Saturday, January 23 – Round 2
(Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)
January 24 – Round 3 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00
Friday, January 29 - Round 4 (Gates
open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)
January 30 – Round 5 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00
Five-day discounted tickets may be
purchased in advance with ticket pricing and purchasing
information available at
or by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.
Hotel Information can be found
at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by
calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.
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2016 Canyon Speedway Park Schedule can be previewed online at
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 www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.