Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 24, 2019) – Central Arizona Speedway’s Sixth Annual Desert Thunder Nationals came down to the final lap with Cave City, Arkansas racer Jeff Taylor denying R.C. Whitwell a sweep of the three-race weekend by winning Sunday afternoon’s 30-lap IMCA Modified main event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in Case Grande.
While Taylor denied Whitwell’s perfect weekend, Sioux City, Iowa’s Cody Thompson completed his three-race sweep of IMCA Sport Modified action and Jack Lacy bested Sunday’s round of Bomber competition.
Taylor jumped into the lead at the outset of the IMCA Modified feature and led throughout, fending off a late challenge from Whitwell.
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 23, 2019) – After wiring the field on Friday night, R.C. Whitwell upped his game with an even more dominant performance in Saturday’s second leg of Central Arizona Speedway’s Sixth Annual Desert Thunder Nationals by romping to IMCA Modified victory lane in a non-stop 25-lapper atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
Whitwell wasn’t the only one to make it two-for-two in the three-race set with Cody Thompson besting the IMCA Sport Modifieds again and Zach Tate repeated in the Bombers. R.J. Johnson and J.W. Henderson were victorious in Power 600 Micro Sprint Non-Wing and Restricted “A” Class competition, respectively.
Whitwell, Thompson and Tate will each
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 22, 2019) – Tucson’s R.C. Whitwell put on a clinic at Central Arizona Speedway on Friday night, leading all 25-laps of the IMCA Modified feature to top the opening leg of the Sixth Annual Desert Thunder Nationals atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
While Whitwell whipped the Modifieds in the opening leg of the three-race set, other Friday night winners included Cody Thompson in IMCA Sport Modified action, Zack Tate in the Bombers, Colton Hardy in the Power 600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints and Dylan Schaadt in the Power 600 Restricted Micro Sprints.
Whitwell made the most of a front row starting position in the Modified
The 6th Annual Desert Thunder Nationals kicks off Thursday, November 21st for practice with three action packed days of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Bombers and Power 600 Series Micros. You don’t want to miss some of the best drivers in the country. Cost of admission is $20 for Adults, Kids 11 and under are free. Racing action will get under way at 7:00 PM on the 22nd, 6:00 PM on the 23rd, and 1:00 PM on the 24th! Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85194 behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Central-Arizona-Speedway-Casa-Grande-AZ or log onto www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com or
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 9, 2019) – Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour star John Carney II took center stage at Saturday’s “Night of Champions” event at Central Arizona Speedway by racing to victory lane in the 25-lap ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Car feature.
While the El Paso native took Sprint Car honors, other “Night of Champions” winners included Tim Ward in IMCA Modifieds, Bo Partain in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks, Bransen Lacy in Bombers and Shane Hinsley in Mod Lites.
After landing the pole position for the 25-lap feature, Carney II gunned into the pole at the outset and never looked back en route
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 7, 2019) – Winged Sprint Cars will take to Central Arizona Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval for the final time in 2019 during Saturday’s “Night of Champions” tilt.
The ASCS Southwest Region will drop in on CAS for the third and final time of the season with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Mod Lites in action as well.
Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.
In the previous pair of ASCS Southwest Region events at Central Arizona Speedway, Las Cruces’ Rick Ziehl raced to the checkered flag on both occasions. The multi-time series champion will try to make it
It’s time for the greatest show on dirt when the ASCS Wing Sprint Cars return for the Night of Champions to Central Arizona Speedway on November 9th for the last time this year. Joining them will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Modlites. Racing action begins at 7:00pm. Pits open at 4:00pm, Front Gates open at 5:00pm. Cost of admission is $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors/Military and Kids 11 and under are free. Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85194 behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. Follow us at www.facebook.com/Central-Arizona-Speedway-Casa-Grande-AZ or log onto www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com or call 520-709-0718 for more
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (October 26, 2019) – Indiana’s C.J. Leary took full advantage of an off weekend for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car series by dropping in on the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series at Central Arizona Speedway.
Racing from the sixth starting position, Leary battled to the front in the feature event to take the win aboard the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19az Sprint Car.
Leary, who also won the series’ season opener at Central Arizona Speedway in March, raced to the checkered flag ahead of 11th-starter Charles Davis, Jr., with Jake Swanson, current series points leader Brody Roa and R.J. Johnson rounding out the
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (October 24, 2019) – Central Arizona Speedway celebrates the season with Saturday night’s Howl-O-Ween Bash atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in Casa Grande.
Headlining the night will be the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars with IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites and Power 600 Micro in action as well with the green flag flying at 7:00 p.m. A Friday night practice from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will precede the event.
Saturday’s tilt marks the first USAC Sprint Car outing at Central Arizona Speedway since Stevie Sussex beat Brody Roa and Charles Davis, Jr., to the line in May after C.J. Leary topped the series season opener in
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