Central Arizona Raceway Re-opens with The 8th Annual Wes Hurst Memorial

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Central Arizona Raceway Re-opens with The 8th Annual Wes Hurst Memorial

Kevin Montgomery, Casa Grande, Ariz. (September 27th, 2012) – Accomplished Dirt Modified racer, Mark Harrison, took the double checker flags in front of a capacity crowd on June 28, 2008 and as excited race fans rushed to congratulate the Coolidge, Arizona driver a somber tone came over the masses as they all wondered if this would be the final time they would ever witness this glory again.

Eleven Mile Corner, commonly know as Central Arizona Raceway, would end its racing heritage and face the same dreadful fate as many other dirt tracks in America. Home to many racers in the Southwest, C.A.R would close its doors with little hope of ever reopening. That is until now!

 After four long years and a lot of high hopes, Central Arizona Raceway will thunder again! The Southwest Center of Speed will be the site of the 8th Annual Wes Hurst Memorial that will feature the best of the best IMCA Modified stars for the 2012 Finale this November 23rd thru the 25th. Joining the three day Thanksgiving celebration will be a star studded field of Pure Stocks and Super Stocks from every corner of the state.

 The combined partnership of Art Lacy and Benji Lyons will resurrect the hallowed grounds of Central Arizona Raceway and some of the long standing traditions that were made famous by the 3/8-mile clay oval.

 The racing tradition will go full speed starting with the Wes Hurst Memorial and then quickly launch into 2013 with one of the most popular traditions at C.A.R., the 7th Annual Wild West Shootout.

 The Wild West Shootout has quickly become a stomping ground for some of the best Super Late Model stars around the globe and the seven year tradition will continue as the Wild West Shootout kicks off on Friday January 4th and concludes with the $10,000 to win Bill Cheesebourg Memorial on January 13th. Six action filled days packed into a nine day period makes for a great winter vacation for some and a much needed break from the snow storms for others.

 Central Arizona Raceway is located at the Pinal County Fairgrounds just outside of Casa Grande, Arizona. The high banked, high speed clay oval will feature a full schedule in 2013 headlining ASCS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks and a host of other racing divisions in the Southwest.

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 For more information please, contact the track at 520-574-8515 or additional information regarding Central Arizona Raceway can be found at