MARI TAKES THE MONEY AND RUNS AT CENTRAL ARIZONA RACEWAY
Lance Mari from Imperial CA saw the chance to race on a Friday night so he made the tow to Central Arizona Raceway and it paid off with a $600 win. Mari snuck by Cody Graham late in the race and sailed to the win. In a very wild Pure Stock feature, Ty Weidner took home the $300 prize, and Chris Spurr took home $300 in the X-Mod feature. Chaz Baca Jr left his Mod Lite at home and brought out the Renegade and cruised to a $100 victory.
Chris McCurdy Jr and Cody Miller started on the front row for the IMCA Modified feature event with McCurdy getting the jump. After a few small incidents, one where the track was blocked in turn two from a multi-car tangle, the race got under way. McCurdy held the lead as potential front runners including Jason Noll and Ricky Thornton Jr pulled off the track. Cody Graham and Lance Mari charged after McCurdy and Graham eventually took the lead. Mari overtook Graham a few laps later for the lead and Brian Schultz was up to third reeling in the leaders. Mari took the win with Graham a close second. Schultz ended up third over Dana Fite and Anthony Madrid. Miller, Thornton and Noll were the heat race victors.
The Pure Stock feature will be remembered by the ones in attendance for a long time. Bo Partain and Trevor Hidalgo sat on the front row with Partain grabbing the early lead. Ryan Eaden moved into second with Patrick Tolle and Terry Churchwell following. Anthony Madrid fell out along with Churchwell as plenty of contact was going on. Ty Weidner snuck into second and chased down Partain. As the two raced hard for the lead contact was made and Weidner took over the top spot. Weidner cruised to the win with Partain all over his bumper in second. A post-race altercation resulted in Partain being disqualified moving rookie Ryan Eaden into second over Jeremy Goetschius, Hidalgo and Ashley Stafford in her first trip to Central Arizona Raceway. Madrid and Eaden claimed the two heat races.
General admission tickets will go on sale at 4:00 pm and the raceway encourages fans to show up early to get the best seats! All the action will kicks off at 7:00 pm sharp.
General Admission $12, Seniors and Military $10
Kids 11 and under are FREE!
Central Arizona Raceway is located at 512 S. 11 Mile Corner Rd. Casa Grande, AZ. 85194. Map and can be found @ http://www.centralAZraceway.
The 2013 Central Arizona Raceway Schedule can be previewed online @ http://www.centralAZraceway.