“COPPER ON DIRT” OPENS WESTERN MIDGET SLATE
The 2014 Honda USAC Western Midget slate debuts this weekend in the 7th “Copper on Dirt” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. The Midgets share the weekend billing with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds and West Coast and CDM Late Model competition on Canyon’s 3/8-mile dirt oval located near Phoenix.
Defending Honda Western Midget titlist Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. hopes to pick up where he left off last year, a year which yielded nine feature wins among 15 podium finishes in 21 starts. He’ll be seekingp his initial wins in the state when action unfolds Friday and Saturday nights.
Jake Swanson David Prickett, Scott Pierovich and Shannon McQueen rounded out the “top-five” in last year’s Honda USAC Western Midget standings.
Last year’s “Copper on Dirt” Midget competition was swept by Bryan Clauson, who also posted three of the four “Copper on Dirt” Sprint wins last year as well.
Two day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found online at: http: //www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/?page_id=879 or by calling the Canyon Speedway office at 602-258-7223.