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01/29 2019

THORNTON CONTINUES DOMINATION AT CSP! BY:  Tony Steele

 

The season kicked off at Canyon Speedway Park for the 2019 season with another edition of the Winter Challenge. Once again, the IMCA Modified portion of the Winter Challenge was dominated by hometown hero Ricky Thornton Jr. Thornton drove from the 8th and 9th starting positions to win each feature, taking home $2,000 for the weekend and earning his spot on the Fast Shafts All Star Invitational ballot.

Saturday’s Arizona Differential Modified feature saw Thornton kick off the race in the eighth row while Clint Reichenback grabbed a hold of the early race lead. Reichenback would lead the way for the first four laps while Thornton worked his way through traffic. Lap five would see the one and only lead change for the day as Thornton would work his way towards his first check of the weekend. Day two would see Don Gumke kick things off from the pole position before making way to Zachary Madrid. Madrid led the way on the high side until Thornton worked up from the ninth position, trading slide jobs with Madrid for the lead. Thornton would officially take command of the race on lap five before walking away with his second win of the weekend. Reichenback would take runner up honors both days while Jason Noll would fill out the podium on Saturday and Tyler Mecl on Sunday.

The Flexi Flyer/Askrens Trucking Sport Mod division saw two different winners over the weekend. Saturday would see Rex Higgins drive from Bloomfield, New Mexico all the way to victory lane, leading every lap. Mark Harrison would finish in second with Jack Aguilar rounding out the top three. Day two was all about the money with Cody Center in his notable $ machine outrunning the field after a tough weekend to pick up his first feature win of the day. Mark Harrison would lead the first 16 laps of the feature before eventually finishing sixth. Center started in the 16th position, last on the field, before maneuvering his way through the pack to lead the final four circuits. Speedy Madrid and Bo Partain would take the podium positions to close out the weekend.

The Allscapes Stock Cars would see a battle on the front row to kick the weekend off. George Fronsman was the early race leader from his outside front row starting position and never looked back. The defending track champion would lead green to checker as he picked up the win over polesitter Gene Henrie. Henrie wound up in the second spot with former Holiday Hustle winner Andy Altenburg in third. Jason Josselyn would kick things off up front for day two before Cody Center assumed the lead on lap three of the feature. Center would not relinquish the lead en route to his second feature win of the day, his first career double feature winning day in multiple divisions. John Parmeley would drive from fourth to second while Saturday winner George Fronsman would take home third.

Minot, North Dakota driver Adam Goff was a force to be reckoned with during his racing vacation as he took home three of his four events in the Desert Restorations Hobby Stocks. Goff kicked things off on Saturday with a heat race win before going on to win his feature. Goff lead the first four laps from his front row before giving way to perennial contender Joe Vlasity. Vlasity would lead the next six circuits before Goff would assume control of the feature once more, yet this time it would be for good. Vlasity would end his day in the seventh position while Nathan DeRagon and Joe Peterson would top the podium. Goff continued his winning ways on day two taking his heat race once again, but it would be Vlasity on Sunday who would not give way. Goff jumped out to the lead once more for the first seven trips around the speedway before Vlasity took control on lap eight, leading the way to the checkered flag. Goff would hold on for the runner up finish while Bradley Stafford took home third.

Darren Brown continued his winning ways in Peoria as the El Cajon, California driver swept the weekend in the only appearance by the Dwarf Cars during the 2019 Winter Challenge. 25 dwarfs were checked in for day one of the event and it would be former champion John Foster leading the first feature of the weekend to kick things off. Foster would give way on lap ten to eight place starter Darren Brown. Brown wouldn’t look back as he continued his domination at CSP, picking up another feature win. John Isabella and Ryan O’Connor took second and third in the main. Lucky number eight struck again in the second feature as Brown would take the green flag from the eight spot on Sunday as well. This time around it would take twelve laps for Brown to grab the lead from third place starter Peter Scully. Brown would lead the last nine laps en route to his sweep ahead of Dustin Washburn and Mac Marmon.

The 2019 Winter Challenge rolls on next weekend with an Open Practice on Friday, February 1st. Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd. Gates open at 11am with Racing slated to begin at 1pm.

The IMCA Modifieds will once again be racing for $1,000 each day and a spot on the Fast Shafts Allstar Invitational Ballot. IMCA Northern Sport Mods will race for $750 to win each day with IMCA Stock Cars shooting for $500 to win and IMCA Hobby Stocks going for $250.

Admission prices are just $20 for Adults. Seniors (60+) & Military are $15 and Children 11 & Under are Free! All Access Pit Passes can be purchased for $35 for adults, while Ages 7-11 are $20 and 6 years & under are free. All minors under the age of 18 must have a Minor Release Form filled out and notarized prior to entry into the pits. The form can be found on the front page of our website.

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Saturday 1-26-19 Results

Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stocks

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 30A-Adam Goff[4] ; 2. 55Z-Max Zachrison[2] ; 3. 6-Kurt Kesselring[5] ; 4. 40B-Bradley Stafford[3] ; 5. 13-Allen Hakes[1]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 68V-Joe Vlasity[2] ; 2. 19-Nathan DeRagon[4] ; 3. 51-Kyle Cardinal[5] ; 4. 9-Paul O’Connor[3] ; 5. 85-Joe Peterson[1]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. 30A-Adam Goff[2] ; 2. 19-Nathan DeRagon[5] ; 3. 85-Joe Peterson[10] ; 4. 55Z-Max Zachrison[1] ; 5. 51-Kyle Cardinal[3] ; 6. 9-Paul O’Connor[8] ; 7. 68V-Joe Vlasity[4] ; 8. 6-Kurt Kesselring[6] ; 9. 40B-Bradley Stafford[7] ; 10. 13-Allen Hakes[9]

Askrens Trucking/Flexi Flyer IMCA Sport Mods

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 75C-Bo Partain[5] ; 2. 20-Mark Harrison[3] ; 3. AR15-Jack Aguilar[8] ; 4. Z28-Ty Weidner[1] ; 5. 41-Bill Lundock[4] ; 6. 21jr-Michael Egurola Jr[9] ; 7. $-Cody Center[6] ; 8. 34-Lyle Askren[2] ; 9. 30-Justin Thornton[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 22-Bryan Miller[1] ; 2. 15-Speedy Madrid[6] ; 3. Ak47-Rex Higgins[7] ; 4. 72-Darren Riley[2] ; 5. 00AZ-TJ Wyman[3] ; 6. 69LK-Ron Poe[8] ; 7. 12-Robert Holmes[4] ; 8. 7-Roy Nation[5]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. Ak47-Rex Higgins[1] ; 2. 20-Mark Harrison[3] ; 3. AR15-Jack Aguilar[5] ; 4. 12-Robert Holmes[14] ; 5. 69LK-Ron Poe[12] ; 6. 75C-Bo Partain[6] ; 7. Z28-Ty Weidner[4] ; 8. 34-Lyle Askren[15] ; 9. 22-Bryan Miller[8] ; 10. 72-Darren Riley[2] ; 11. 15-Speedy Madrid[7] ; 12. 00AZ-TJ Wyman[10] ; 13. 41-Bill Lundock[9] ; 14. 21jr-Michael Egurola Jr[11] ; 15. 7-Roy Nation[16] ; 16. 30-Justin Thornton[17] ; 17. $-Cody Center[13]

Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. $-Cody Center[1] ; 2. 2H-Gene Henrie[6] ; 3. 55-Joey McCullough[5] ; 4. 88-Lonnie Foss[2] ; 5. 11-Chris Odom[3] ; 6. 8x-J.C. Parmeley[4] ; 7. 119-David Gill[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 41-George Fronsman[1] ; 2. 97-John Parmeley[2] ; 3. 00-Andy Altenburg[5] ; 4. 25-Jason Josselyn[3] ; 5. 32-Brody Center[4] ; 6. 91-Chris Boulware[6]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 41-George Fronsman[2] ; 2. 2H-Gene Henrie[1] ; 3. 00-Andy Altenburg[4] ; 4. $-Cody Center[5] ; 5. 97-John Parmeley[6] ; 6. 8x-J.C. Parmeley[11] ; 7. 55-Joey McCullough[3] ; 8. 88-Lonnie Foss[7] ; 9. 32-Brody Center[10] ; 10. 11-Chris Odom[9] ; 11. 25-Jason Josselyn[8] ; 12. 91-Chris Boulware[12] ; 13. 119-David Gill[13]

Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr.[3] ; 2. 292-Ryan Roath[7] ; 3. 44K-Kelsie Foley[4] ; 4. 56D-Garth Dushanek[6] ; 5. 101BC-Bryson Curry[8] ; 6. 71S-Brent Schlafmann[5] ; 7. 77w-Mike Wells[1] ; 8. 5c-Steve Carter[2]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. C9-Clint Reichenback[3] ; 2. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[4] ; 3. 2*-Don Gumke[1] ; 4. 36-Bill Miller[7] ; 5. 72-Mike Lineberry[5] ; 6. 8-Nate Warren[2] ; 7. 4R-Ross Statham[6] ; 8. 47-Delos Haugen[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps) 1. 40JR-Bubba Stafford Jr[1] ; 2. 44N-Jason Noll[4] ; 3. 5M-Zachary Madrid[3] ; 4. 84l-Leland Hibdon[2] ; 5. 12-Guy Norton[6] ; 6. 17-Justin Miller[5] ; 7. 55-Marvin Mueller[7]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr.[8] ; 2. C9-Clint Reichenback[1] ; 3. 44N-Jason Noll[11] ; 4. 5M-Zachary Madrid[9] ; 5. 36-Bill Miller[12] ; 6. 12-Guy Norton[15] ; 7. 17-Justin Miller[18] ; 8. 2*-Don Gumke[3] ; 9. 40JR-Bubba Stafford Jr[10] ; 10. 8-Nate Warren[17] ; 11. 71S-Brent Schlafmann[16] ; 12. 77w-Mike Wells[19] ; 13. 55-Marvin Mueller[21] ; 14. 72-Mike Lineberry[14] ; 15. 56D-Garth Dushanek[6] ; 16. 292-Ryan Roath[4] ; 17. 84l-Leland Hibdon[5] ; 18. 4R-Ross Statham[20] ; 19. 6-Eric Center[24] ; 20. 101BC-Bryson Curry[13] ; 21. 5c-Steve Carter[22] ; 22. 47-Delos Haugen[23] ; 23. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[2] ; 24. 44K-Kelsie Foley[7]

Dwarf Cars

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 11A-Darren Brown[2] ; 2. 63D-Dalton Hatten[5] ; 3. 14-Kirk Riley[8] ; 4. 32-Alex Sutherlin[4] ; 5. 15Y-Scott Tupper[9] ; 6. 44A-Tyler Rodriguez[7] ; 7. 17Y-Brian Foster[1] ; 8. 98A-Dustin Washburn[3] ; 9. 12X-John Foster[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 17M-Mac Marmon[4] ; 2. 76D-Glenn Sciarini[3] ; 3. 13-Peter Scully[5] ; 4. 99A-Ross Langer[2] ; 5. 23-Chad Pistol[7] ; 6. 34D-Dusty Foster[1] ; 7. 86-Devin Kelly[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 12V-John Isabella[2] ; 2. 91T-Ryan O’Connor[5] ; 3. 14D-Tim Fitzpatrick[3] ; 4. 24-Mark Pollock[6] ; 5. 44-Chris Vernon[8] ; 6. 13R-Dan Morris[7] ; 7. 11-Glenn Branham Sr[1] ; 8. 5-Robert Peters[4] ; 9. 45A-Robert Ashby[9]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. 11A-Darren Brown[8] ; 2. 12V-John Isabella[2] ; 3. 91T-Ryan O’Connor[7] ; 4. 14D-Tim Fitzpatrick[5] ; 5. 5-Robert Peters[25] ; 6. 98A-Dustin Washburn[22] ; 7. 63D-Dalton Hatten[4] ; 8. 44-Chris Vernon[15] ; 9. 24-Mark Pollock[3] ; 10. 23-Chad Pistol[14] ; 11. 11-Glenn Branham Sr[21] ; 12. 15Y-Scott Tupper[13] ; 13. 45A-Robert Ashby[24] ; 14. 44A-Tyler Rodriguez[16] ; 15. 99A-Ross Langer[1] ; 16. 14-Kirk Riley[9] ; 17. 13R-Dan Morris[18] ; 18. 13-Peter Scully[12] ; 19. 76D-Glenn Sciarini[6] ; 20. 86-Devin Kelly[20] ; 21. 17M-Mac Marmon[10] ; 22. 17Y-Brian Foster[19] ; 23. 32-Alex Sutherlin[11] ; 24. 34D-Dusty Foster[17] ; 25. 12X-John Foster[23]

Sunday 1-27-19 Results

Desert Restorations IMCA Hobby Stocks

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 30A-Adam Goff[1] ; 2. 68V-Joe Vlasity[6] ; 3. 40B-Bradley Stafford[4] ; 4. 85-Joe Peterson[3] ; 5. 19-Nathan DeRagon[5] ; 6. 9-Paul O’Connor[7] ; 7. 55Z-Max Zachrison[2] ; 8. 6-Kurt Kesselring[8]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. 68V-Joe Vlasity[1] ; 2. 30A-Adam Goff[2] ; 3. 40B-Bradley Stafford[3] ; 4. 19-Nathan DeRagon[5] ; 5. 85-Joe Peterson[4] ; 6. 9-Paul O’Connor[6] ; 7. 6-Kurt Kesselring[8] ; 8. 55Z-Max Zachrison[7]

Flexi Flyer/Askrens Trucking IMCA Sport Mods

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 75C-Bo Partain[5] ; 2. 41-Bill Lundock[3] ; 3. 22-Bryan Miller[2] ; 4. AR15-Jack Aguiar[7] ; 5. 34-Lyle Askren[4] ; 6. 21jr-Michael Egurola Jr[8] ; 7. 83C-Michael Phay[1] ; 8. 7-Roy Nation[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 15-Speedy Madrid[1] ; 2. 20-Mark Harrison[5] ; 3. 11AZ-Cole Carver[8] ; 4. Ak47-Rex Higgins[6] ; 5. 00AZ-TJ Wyman[3] ; 6. 30-Justin Thornton[2] ; 7. 3-Dominique Askren[4] ; 8. $-Cody Center[7]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. $-Cody Center[16] ; 2. 15-Speedy Madrid[2] ; 3. 75C-Bo Partain[4] ; 4. 11AZ-Cole Carver[3] ; 5. AR15-Jack Aguiar[7] ; 6. 20-Mark Harrison[1] ; 7. 34-Lyle Askren[9] ; 8. Ak47-Rex Higgins[8] ; 9. 21jr-Michael Egurola Jr[11] ; 10. 22-Bryan Miller[5] ; 11. 41-Bill Lundock[6] ; 12. 00AZ-TJ Wyman[10] ; 13. 3-Dominique Askren[14] ; 14. 83C-Michael Phay[13] ; 15. 7-Roy Nation[15] ; 16. 30-Justin Thornton[12]

Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. $-Cody Center[4] ; 2. 97-John Parmeley[1] ; 3. 8x-J.C. Parmeley[3] ; 4. 88-Lonnie Foss[5] ; 5. 32-Brody Center[2] ; 6. 55-Joey McCullough[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 41-George Fronsman[3] ; 2. 25-Jason Josselyn[4] ; 3. 2H-Gene Henrie[1] ; 4. 00-Andy Altenburg[5] ; 5. 119-David Gill[2]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. $-Cody Center[3] ; 2. 97-John Parmeley[4] ; 3. 41-George Fronsman[5] ; 4. 00-Andy Altenburg[8] ; 5. 8x-J.C. Parmeley[2] ; 6. 2H-Gene Henrie[6] ; 7. 55-Joey McCullough[11] ; 8. 25-Jason Josselyn[1] ; 9. 32-Brody Center[9] ; 10. 88-Lonnie Foss[7] ; 11. 119-David Gill[10]

Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr.[2] ; 2. 71AZ-Tyler Mecl[8] ; 3. 5M-Zachary Madrid[1] ; 4. 44K-Kelsie Foley[5] ; 5. 56D-Garth Dushanek[3] ; 6. 55-Marvin Mueller[7] ; 7. 44N-Jason Noll[6] ; 8. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[4]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 2*-Don Gumke[4] ; 2. C9-Clint Reichenback[7] ; 3. 40JR-Bubba Stafford Jr[5] ; 4. 101BC-Bryson Curry[6] ; 5. 36-Bill Miller[3] ; 6. 77w-Mike Wells[2] ; 7. 12-Guy Norton[1] ; 8. 47-Delos Haugen[8]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps) 1. 8-Nate Warren[6] ; 2. 292-Ryan Roath[4] ; 3. 84L-Leland Hibdon[7] ; 4. 72-Mike Lineberry[1] ; 5. 5c-Steve Carter[5] ; 6. 17-Justin Miller[3] ; 7. 6-Eric Center[2]

A-Main – (25 Laps) 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr.[9] ; 2. C9-Clint Reichenback[8] ; 3. 71AZ-Tyler Mecl[4] ; 4. 5M-Zachary Madrid[2] ; 5. 2*-Don Gumke[1] ; 6. 44N-Jason Noll[19] ; 7. 56D-Garth Dushanek[13] ; 8. 84L-Leland Hibdon[5] ; 9. 40JR-Bubba Stafford Jr[11] ; 10. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[22] ; 11. 292-Ryan Roath[3] ; 12. 101BC-Bryson Curry[12] ; 13. 44K-Kelsie Foley[6] ; 14. 77w-Mike Wells[17] ; 15. 55-Marvin Mueller[16] ; 16. 5c-Steve Carter[15] ; 17. 36-Bill Miller[14] ; 18. 8-Nate Warren[10] ; 19. 72-Mike Lineberry[7] ; 20. 17-Justin Miller[18] ; 21. 47-Delos Haugen[23] ; 22. 6-Eric Center[21] ; 23. 12-Guy Norton[20]

Dwarf Cars

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 12-John Foster[1] ; 2. 11-Darren Brown[4] ; 3. 98A-Dustin Washburn[6] ; 4. 86-Devin Kelly[2] ; 5. 32-Alex Sutherlin[3] ; 6. 17y-Brian Foster[5] ; 7. 13-Dan Morris[7]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 5-Robert Peters[1] ; 2. 71A-Dusty Jager[7] ; 3. 76D-Glenn Sciarini[2] ; 4. 14D-Tim Fitzpatrick[3] ; 5. 45A-Robert Ashby[6] ; 6. 34d-Dusty Foster[4] ; 7. 91T-Ryan O’Connor[5]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps) 1. 13T-Peter Scully[4] ; 2. 17M-Mac Marmon[3] ; 3. 24-Mark Pollock[2] ; 4. 63D-Dalton Hatten[1] ; 5. 99A-Ross Langer[6] ; 6. 91A-Chris Vernon[7] ; 7. 44-Tyler Rodriguez[5]

A-Main – (20 Laps) 1. 11-Darren Brown[8] ; 2. 98A-Dustin Washburn[9] ; 3. 17M-Mac Marmon[6] ; 4. 13T-Peter Scully[3] ; 5. 91T-Ryan O’Connor[20] ; 6. 5-Robert Peters[1] ; 7. 14D-Tim Fitzpatrick[11] ; 8. 24-Mark Pollock[5] ; 9. 71A-Dusty Jager[4] ; 10. 76D-Glenn Sciarini[7] ; 11. 91A-Chris Vernon[21] ; 12. 12-John Foster[2] ; 13. 86-Devin Kelly[10] ; 14. 99A-Ross Langer[15] ; 15. 17y-Brian Foster[16] ; 16. 45A-Robert Ashby[14] ; 17. 44-Tyler Rodriguez[18] ; 18. 13-Dan Morris[19] ; 19. 32-Alex Sutherlin[13] ; 20. 63D-Dalton Hatten[12] ; 21. 34d-Dusty Foster[17]