Davis & Thornton Top Canyon Modified Double


PEORIA, Ariz. – Charles Davis, Jr., and Ricky Thornton, Jr., topped Saturday night’s headline feature events that put the wraps on Canyon Speedway Park’s IMCA Modified Championship Finale weekend double.

While Davis, Jr., picked off his third CSP Challenge Cup Sprint Car win and Thornton, Jr., notched his third triumph as well in the IMCA Modified ranks, Cody Center rebounded from a rocky heat race to earn the IMCA Modified track championship by racing from 14th to claim runner-up honors in the feature event.

Other feature winners on Saturday night included Ty Weidner in the Pure Stocks, Nick Langer in Bomber action and Greg Loper in the Dwarf Car ranks.

“Chargin’ Charles” Davis, Jr., raced from the fourth row outside to take the CSP Challenge Cup Sprint Car win in front of Johnny Shelton, Jr., Bryan Swinehart, Matt Lundy and Stevie Sussex.

Ricky Thornton, Jr., claimed IMCA Modified honors from sixth, taking the checkered flag ahead of Center, who earned the track championship by 16 points over Jason Noll, who claimed the show position in Saturday’s feature. Pole starter Nate Warren and Guy Norton rounded out the top five.

Ty Weidner took advantage of a front row outside starting position to snare his fifth Pure Stock win of the year ahead of Joe Vlasity, Steve Bitting, Marlowe Wrightsman and Chris McCurdy, Jr.

Nick Langer completed a sweep of the weekend’s Bomber action by taking the checkered flag ahead of John Wilt and Justin Bishop, while Greg Loper became the first repeat winner of the year in Dwarf Car action at CSP by crossing the stripe ahead of Ryan Hennesey and Fred Defibaugh.