Bryan Hulbert - Tulsa, OK (March 12, 2012) - After hosting the 2012 season opening races for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MavTv, Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona prepares to kick off yet another chase for glory as the ASCS Canyon Region headlines the track’s season opener on Saturday March 17th.
With 21 confirmed dates, plus an addition trio of to be determined dates, making up the 2012 ASCS Canyon Region schedule, the 2012 season marks the sixth season of competition for the American Sprint Car Series’ lone non-wing division.
In 2012 the ASCS Canyon Region will see races in Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas. The bulk of the dates will be held in the “Grand Canyon State” with single night events in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Going into the 2012 season Jeremy Sherman and Charles Davis Jr. are the undisputed kings of Arizona non-wing racing as the only two drivers to have earned championships in the Canyon Region; Sherman with three and Davis with two. Combined, the pair of drivers have accounted for 54 victories of the 94 races scheduled between 2007 and 2011.
The 2012 season also marks the thirty-first year of racing at Canyon Speedway Park. Under the management of Kevin Montgomery, the 3/8 mile clay oval will see competition thirty times with a rotation of eleven classes.
ASCS Canyon Region 2012 Season Opener
Location: Canyon Speedway Park
Date: March 17, 2012
Times: Gates Open at 5pm / Racing beings at 7pm
Directions (from canyonspeedwaypark.com): Canyon Speedway Park is located in North Peoria off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles West on Carefree Highway. For more information please, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or additional information regarding Canyon Speedway Park can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.