Breaking News: Racing On Hold At Canyon Speedway Park In Arizona

Canyon Speedway Park. Photo from www.IMCA.com.

Posted today on the Canyon Speedway Park official website:

The 2019 Racing Season Set On Hold At Canyon Speedway Park

From: Doug Gabbard,

February 15, 2019 Peoria, AZ;

Unforseen circumstances have lead me to make one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made!

We are going to suspend racing at the oval until further notice.

I’d rather pull the plug prior to sanctioned point racing begins and while we are still early off into the season.

With Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Mohave Valley Raceway combined with tracks in Tucson, Casa Grande and Apache Junction, I feel there is plenty of opportunities available to the dirt track community.

People may choose to point fingers as to why I’ve decided to move in this direction but there is nobody at fault.

Anybody involved with the racing facility, I ask that you give me a couple weeks to field questions and resolve any issues or concerns that may arise.

I’m unsure at this time what the future holds but I can say that leaving the staff at CSP in limbo is my biggest concern. Please know that Kristi and I respect each and everyone of you!


The staff at OneDirt.com hopes the track is able to reopen their operation at some point this season. With the season started and racing underway, we also hope that the scheduled USAC and IMCA races are able to be absorbed by other tracks in the area. More information to follow soon.


Update: The Western States Dwarf Car Association (WSDCA) Nationals race that was originally scheduled for Canyon Speedway Park on Feb. 23-24th has been relocated to Cocopah Speedway for the same dates. There will be an open practice on the Thursday prior.

 

 

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