Martin Upsets USAC Regulars At Canyon


PEORIA, Ariz. — Mike Martin pulled off an upset victory by topping the USAC National Sprint Car Series forces in Saturday night’s 12th annual Parker Store Hall of Fame Classic 30-lapper at Canyon Speedway Park.

Starting on the front row outside of the main event, Martin put his Shaver 360 ci powered Ultimate Off-Road/Advanced Racing Suspension No. 16 Maim out front at the outset and fended off Robert Ballou and Damion Gardner to secure the popular victory.

“That was no easy chore. We needed every bit of help to get it done tonight,” Martin explained afterward.

Ballou chased Martin to the line, with Gardner claiming the show position. Hunter Schuerenberg was fourth, while Jon Stanbrough charged from 23rd to round out the top five after utilizing a provisional to start the main event.

Bryan Clauson finished seventh and took the series point lead by seven markers over Friday night winner Dave Darland, who finished 17th on Saturday.

In the companion CSP Challenge Cup Sprint Car feature event, Kiley Fellars raced from the fifth starting position to capture his first win of the season in front of John Brinkley, Bryan Swinehart, Matt Lundy and Johnny Shelton, Jr.