ISM RACEWAY TO HONOR VETERANS DAY WEEKEND WITH NATIONAL ANTHEM

  Sunday to feature Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force & Maj. Gen Jeannie M. Leavitt, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service  PHOENIX – ISM Raceway is proud to celebrate Veterans Day Weekend during the Bluegreen Vacations 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Weekend, November 8-10. Throughout the weekend, veterans and… ...

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EARLY 2020 SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK! BY:  Tony

  As Champions are crowned and the season nears a close at the 3/8 mile Dirt Oval in Peoria, Doug Gabbard and his staff are preparing for the 2020 campaign. The 2020 IMCA Winter Challenge will once again host National and Regional points events for the Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks. Dwarf… ...

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SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR REMAINDER OF 2019 SEASON AT CSP

    BY:  Tony Steele As the 2019 season closes in on completion, a few changes have been made. The removal of a class from a signature event will see additional purse funds added to other divisions, while a new event altogether will hit the books for the first time ever this season. In November, the… ...

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Bonneville Salt Flats – Save the Salt

Bonneville Salt Flats, UT — On Saturday, October 5th, 2019, CBS This Morning is scheduled to air a report on conditions at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Check your local listing for exact times. The CBS network news crew spent two days on the salt in mid-September observing the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s “World of Speed” event… ...

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ISM RACEWAY TO HOST OPEN HOUSE EVENT FOR NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES

FREE!              FREE!              FREE! Free admission provided following the conclusion of Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200; Fans encouraged to donate non-perishable food and new toys   With the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship on Saturday, November 9, ISM Raceway will host an Open House providing race fans and the local community with free… ...

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CENTER CAPTURES FIRST STOCK CAR SHOOTOUT CROWN!

  By:  TONY STEELE Tony Steele On a weekend spent honoring the late Dan Shepherd, known for his stock car driving days throughout Arizona as well as his time spent as an official at Canyon Speedway Park, the racing action did not disappoint. After years of trying to earn the prestigious title, Cody Center would… ...

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CORNELL SCORCHES THE FIELD AT CSP BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! BY: Tony

    SWDRA Late Model Series point leader John Cornell avoided a first lap crash at the front and then proceeded to walk away from the field en route to his 2nd feature win of the season at Canyon Speedway Park. Jason Noll would capture his 2nd Arizona Differential Modified win of the year at CSP along… ...

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TORRENCE, HIGHT, FREEMAN AND M. SMITH SECURE NO. 1 SPOTS AT DODGE

MORRISON, Colo. – Steve Torrence continued his dominant pace on Saturday, powering to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel during the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Richard Freeman (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 in their… ...

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PEDREGON, TORRENCE, ANDERSON AND HINES RACE TO PROVISIONAL NO. 1

MORRISON, Colo. – Looking for his first No. 1 qualifier since 2015, Cruz Pedregon raced to the provisional top spot in Funny Car on Friday during the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also… ...

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This Week @ CSP – Allscapes Back to School Special

What: Allscapes Back to School Special Who: SWDRA Late Models, AZ Differential Modifieds, Allscapes Stock Cars, Desert Restorations Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Micro Sprints (W-Big Track) **Modifieds & Late Models have option to race topless** When: – Open Practice: Friday July 19th – 7:00pm – FREE General Admission, $20 Pit Passes – Ages 11 &… ...

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WIN THIS 2019 Z06 CORVETTE COUPE OR $75,000 CASH DRAWING DATE: 

JULY 11 – 15, 2019 USE PROMO CODE: SUM20 FOR 20% MORE TICKETS WHO COULD RESIST THIS TORCH RED 2019 Z06 CORVETTE COUPE WITH CARBON FLASH FULL-LENGTH DUAL RACING STRIPES? The 2019 Z06 Corvette Coupe, with the 650-hp LT4 6.2LSupercharged V8, along with the 7-speed transmission, is the perfectcombination of speed and performance. PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE: Supercharged 650-hp 6.2 L V8… ...

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LOOKING FORWARD TO AN ACTION PACKED SECOND HALF AT CSP!

  BY:  Tony Steele As the valley heats up, the racing winds down during the summer months in Peoria. With only two events scheduled between mid June and Labor Day weekend, we stop for a moment to review the year that has been as well as look ahead at what’s to come during the second half… ...

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B. FORCE, CAPPS, KRAMER, KRAWIEC AND CASTELLA SECURE NO. 1

NORWALK, Ohio – Top Fuel driver Brittany Force will start race day at the 13th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals as the No. 1 qualifier at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also qualified No. 1 in their respective Mello… ...

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Roger Penske to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom award

By Jerry Bonkowski NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA team owner Roger Penske will receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. “He’s very thrilled to be getting it,” Trump said of Penske during an appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Penske will… ...

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ISM RACEWAY PRESIDENT JULIE GIESE NAMED ONE OF AZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE

PHOENIX– ISM Raceway’s president, Julie Giese, has been recognized as one of Arizona’s most influential women by AZ Business magazine. The honorees were selected for their impact on their organizations, the region’s business climate and in the community. The entire list of the 2019 class may be found here. “I am honored to be recognized alongside so… ...

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THE MAGIC MAN SNAGS LATE RACE VICTORY AT CSP BIRTHDAY BASH!

  BY:  TONY STEELE While Roa led a majority of the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Series feature event at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night, it would be Mike Martin snagging a long awaited victory in the 410 Non Wing Sprints. John Parmeley continued his hot streak at CSP with his fourth victory of the… ...

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S. TORRENCE AND HIGHT VICTORIOUS AT THE MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND

TOPEKA, Kan. – Steve Torrence raced to his fifth consecutive race victory Sunday afternoon at the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park when he faced his father, Billy Torrence, in the final round. Robert Hight was also victorious in Funny Car at the 10th of 24 events on… ...

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DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS TODD AND S. TORRENCE PROVISIONAL

TOPEKA, Kan. – Defending Funny Car and Top Fuel world champions J.R. Todd and Steve Torrence powered to the top of their respective categories Friday evening at the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park for the 10th of 24 events on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing… ...

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Why Is Drag Racing Called Drag Racing?

BY:  Jason Torchinsky I have a lot of respect for the sport of drag racing, partially because I believe there’s a lot more nuance and complexity to it than most people think, and also because I once almost crashed a dragster because I’m a moron. One thing I’ve never fully understood, though, is the name: why is called drag racing?… ...

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JOHNSON, S. TORRENCE, KRAMER AND M. SMITH EMERGE VICTORIOUS AT ROUTE

JOLIET, Ill. – Tommy Johnson Jr. piloted his Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to victory for his first win since the Auto Club NHRA Finals in 2017 in an explosive final round at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock)… ...

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HIGHT, SALINAS, ANDERSON AND KRAWIEC SECURE NO. 1 QUALIFYING SPOTS

JOLIET, Ill. – Robert Hight rocketed to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Saturday at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the… ...

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TEAM FORCE SWEEPS NITRO TITLES AT MOPAR EXPRESS LANE NHRA

BAYTOWN, Texas – John Force Racing made a statement this weekend at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when it claimed both nitro category victories with Brittany Force winning in Top Fuel and Robert Hight winning in Funny Car on Sunday at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil. That statement? The… ...

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FATHER, DAUGHTER EARN PROVISIONAL TOP SPOTS AT MOPAR EXPRESS LANE

BAYTOWN, Texas – Brittany Force arrived to the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil ready to defend her 2018 win and she’s off to a good start after earning the provisional No. 1 qualifying position at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil on Friday. B. Force isn’t the only Force family member… ...

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SALINAS, TODD, BUTNER AND ARANA JR. FINISH VICTORIOUS AT DENSO SPARK

LAS VEGAS – Mike Salinas picked up his first career NHRA win Sunday at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to become the 107th winner in Top Fuel history. J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle)… ...

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WILKERSON, SALINAS, BUTNER AND HECTOR JR. EARN PROVISIONAL NO. 1

·    Tim Wilkerson looks for first No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car since Bristol 2017 ·    Mike Salinas earns Top Fuel provisional No. 1 on Friday ·    Bo Butner looks for second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifying position of the season ·    Hector Arana Jr. searches for third career Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier at Las Vegas  LAS VEGAS… ...

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GILE AND HARDY SHINE AT SUNSET SHOWDOWN! BY: Tony Steele

  Dennis Gile found victory lane on the opening night of the doubleheader at Canyon Speedway Park in the ASCS Desert Non Wing Sprint Car Series, while Colton Hardy came away the big winner, earning three checkered flags across two divisions. Hardy was the only driver to sweep the weekend in the Micro Sprints while… ...

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Kyle Busch wins fourth consecutive Gander Trucks race at Texas   :

NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch continued his winning ways out west. Busch held off Stewart Friesen by 1.269-seconds for his fourth-consecutive NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory of the season and his fourth-career win at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led a race-high 97 laps in the Vankor 350 en route to… ...

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Where to find racing action, on TV and online BY:  MIKE PRYSON

RACING ON TV: WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK FRIDAY, MARCH 29 — Formula 1 practice 1, Sakhir Circuit, Bahrain; 6:55 a.m., ESPNU (L) — Formula 1 practice 2, Sakhir Circuit, Bahrain; 10:55 a.m., ESPNU (L) — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup practice, Fort Worth, Texas; 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., FS1 (L) — NASCAR Xfinity practice, Fort… ...

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Canyon Speedway Park – Sunset Showdown

  Who: ASCS 360ci Desert Non Wing Sprint Cars, AZ Differential Modifieds, Askrens Trucking/Flexi Flyer Sport Mods, Allscapes Stock Cars, Micro Sprints (Non Wing – Big Track) When: Friday March 29th – Gates Open at 5pm, Racing Starts at 7:30pm – Saturday March 30th – Gates Open at 5pm, Racing Starts at 7:00pm What to… ...

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