Winged Sprint Cars Headline Saturday’s Back to School Special at CSP!
Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (August 14, 2013) – The winged Sprint Cars of the American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region will sling the Canyon Speedway Park clay once again on Saturday night as part of the track’s Allscapes Back to School Special.
Following Wednesday evening’s open practice session from 6:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m., Saturday’s Allscapes Back to School Special will include the ASCS Southwest Winged Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars and Renegades.
Saturday’s racing action will get under way at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday’s tilt marks the second appearance of the season for the ASCS Southwest Region at CSP after reigning series champion and current points leader Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, NM, topped the Father’s Day Classic in June.
With three series triumphs to his credit, Ziehl holds an advantage of more than 200 points over Glendale, Arizona’s Joshua Williams with Billy Chester III, Lance Norick and Kaylene Verville the current top five in points. While Ziehl leads the points chase, sixth-ranked Lorne Wofford of Alamogordo tops the win charts at four.
In the IMCA Modified ranks, a mere four points separate the top three in the championship race with Ricky Thornton, Jr., just four points ahead of the duo of Anthony Madrid and Jason Noll, who are tied for second. Jay Foster is just another six points back in fourth, with Guy Norton rounding out the current top five.
Noll topped the most recent Modified action on July 13 and has won three of the last four feature events.
Matt Martinez broke through for his first Viper Smart Start Pure Stock win of the year on July 27 after Bo Partain and Anthony Madrid topped the initial seven features of the year. Chris McCurdy, Jr., enters Saturday’s action with the points lead by seven markers over Ryan Eaden with Martinez in third.
John Romero is perfect in Renegade action with four wins in four tries to build an eight-point advantage over Paul O’Connor in the points chase with Trenton Setelin in third.
The Dwarf Cars have dealt up three winners in as many events with Mike Strobel the most recent winner on July 13.
Tickets for Saturday’s Allscapes Back to School Special are just $15, with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages
7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.