Winter Challenge Begins Friday


PEORIA, Ariz. — Race fans and competitors can get an early jump on the outdoor racing season as Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge fires off this Friday atop the third-mile clay oval near Phoenix.

Friday’s card marks the first of six events over the course of nine days featuring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds.

There will be plenty to keep everyone occupied on the off days as well, with fans and competitors alike invited to participate in outings to a Phoenix Coyotes hockey game, bowling and go kart racing.

On track action at CSP gets under way this weekend with three consecutive nights of action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Friday and Saturday cards both offer up $2,000-to-win Sprint Car feature events with Sunday’s main event a $3,000-to-win affair.

After a pair of idle days, action resumes with another $2,000-to-win card on Wednesday, Jan. 30, before concluding on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2. There will be another $2,000-to-win up for grabs on Friday, Feb. 1, with the Feb. 2 Winter Challenge finale offering up a lucrative $5,000 winner’s share.