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Mother’s Day Race for the Cure Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park

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Mothers Day Race for the Cure Saturday at CSP

by Lonnie Wheatley


PEORIA, Ariz. (May 5, 2015) The action continues to heat up at Canyon Speedway Park with a full slate of action on tap with this Saturday nights Fifth Annual Mothers Day Race for the Cure atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Saturdays card that gets under way at 7:00 p.m. features the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds along with Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars and Lady Stocks.

With approximately 120 cars filling the pit area in the most recent pair of Mothers Day Race for the Cure events at CSP, Ricky Thornton, Jr., has reigned supreme by topping each of the past two years IMCA Modified features.

While Bo Partain, Mike Strobl and Jason Noll have each enjoyed victory lane in 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified action thus far, Shawn Zelenka holds the early championship points chase lead by a single point over Garrett Funk.

With Zelenka and Funk leading the way, Partain is just two points off the lead pace with Bryson Curry and George Fronsman rounding out the current top five.

After topping the most recent pair of Arizona Differential Pure Stock feature events, Matt Martinez is tied for the points lead with Chris McCurdy, Jr., who won the previous pair of features. Martinez and McCurdy are just seven points ahead of Zack Madrid with Joe Vlasity and Steve Bitting tied for fourth another six points back.

The season opener winner in the Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades on March 14, Daniel Romero is just two points ahead of Joe Vlasity and Mike Hartsock with Joe Peterson just one more point back in fourth.


While Thornton topped last years IMCA Modified portion of the Mothers Day Race for the Cure event, John Parmeley bested the Pure Stocks and Jason Crowe won the Renegade feature with Tony Martin victorious in Dwarf Cars and Becky Madrid best in the Lady Stocks.

Tickets for Saturdays Fifth Annual Mothers Day Race for the Cure are just $16, with a $3 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.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2015 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

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