Championship Figure 8 Racing Moves to Canyon Speedway
Kevin Montgomery, PEORIA, Ariz. (June 29th, 2011) -
Figure 8 racers and fans can rest easy as the long standing
October tradition has found a new home at Peoria, Arizona's
Canyon Speedway Park. One of the most exciting and
treacherous forms of auto racing has been a stable for Figure
8 goers for the last 28 years and with news that their home
was no longer it was with great honor that Canyon Speedway
Park was able to fill the void.
An agreement between legendary Figure 8 promoter Jon Sellers
and Canyon Speedway Park was reached last week and the
tradition will be carried on at a newly configured Figure 8
track at the North Peoria racing facility.
"The track fits perfect and this will be a great venue to hold
Figure 8 racing," commented Jon Sellers of JS Specialties
Inc. "We have a few adjustments to make but we have a lot of
time before October."
The new Figure 8 Championships will join the already scheduled
date for the Southwest Championship American Sprint Car Series
and ASCS2 event on October 21st and 22nd.
"We are very excited to have the Figure 8 races coming to
Canyon Speedway," stated CSP Management. "Jon was able to lay
out the track and we starting cutting it in right away.
The track is about 75% complete at this point and we
will continue working hard to get it finished and the
appropriate barricades in place."
Anthony Madrid, defending Arizona Figure 8 Champion, was able
to make a few pre-race laps on the track prior to last
Saturday's Late Model event and was happy with the
"That's a good track, perfect size and the configuration is
great" stated Madrid
The Southwest Championship and Figure 8 Championship will kick
off a three week span of big events coming to Canyon Speedway
this fall. The October 21st and 22nd
Southwest Championship/Figure 8 Championship will be followed
by the Hall of Fame Classic USAC Sprint Car event on the 28th
and 29th and then capped off by the Desert Classic
November 4th and 5th.
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Canyon Speedway Park is located in North Peoria off Lake
Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles West on Carefree Highway.
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