Thorton & Lundy Headline At Canyon


PEORIA, Ariz. – Ricky Thornton Jr. and Matt Lundy headlined Saturday night’s Third Annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure event atop the third-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval near Phoenix as more than 120 cars filled the pit area.

While Thornton Jr., topped the IMCA Modifieds and Lundy bested the CSP LoanMart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars again, other winners included Anthony Madrid in Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks, John Romero in Renegades and Brian Stehr in Dwarf Cars.

Thornton Jr., raced from the ninth starting position for his first CSP feature triumph of the year in IMCA Modified action, taking the checkered flag ahead of 11th-starter Tyler Mecl with Jay Foster, Guy Norton and Mark Stewart rounding out the top five.

Lundy put a stop to Josh Shipley’s domination of the LoanMart CSP Challenge Cup Sprint Car ranks by taking the win from the pole with Jacob Hawkins in the runner-up slot. Shipley settled for third from the tenth starting position after winning the three previous events, with Ty Mihocko and 16th-starter Jesse Turner rounding out the top five.

Another win streak was snapped in the Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks as Bo Partain’s bid for a fifth consecutive triumph fell three spots shy with pole starter Anthony Madrid snaring the top spot in front of 13th-starter Danny Price, Matt Martinez, Partain and Ty Weidner.

John Romero raced from the seventh starting position to capture his second consecutive Renegade feature win ahead of Trenton Setelin, with Joe Peterson, Paul O’Connor and Chuck McKay filling out the top five.

In the initial Dwarf Car event of the year at CSP, Brian Stehr raced from 10th to take the checkered flag ahead of 12th-starter Taylor Cuzick, Tim Cotherman, Eric Muse and Greg Jewett.

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