PEORIA, Ariz. – The first event of the season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour will be the Canyon Speedway Park Meltdown presented by Sands Chevrolet on Feb. 28-29.
Oddly enough, it’s not the earliest the season has ever opened. That record belongs to Jax Raceway in Jacksonville, Fla., which began the 1997 season on Jan. 31.
However, the opening doubleheader will mark the first time that the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour has seen action on a leap day, and only the second time there has been a race on Feb. 28.
Next weekend will be the second time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour has opened its season at Canyon Speedway Park. The last time was in 2012.
That year also saw the season end at the one-third mile oval, with a total of five races split among four winners. Tony Bruce, Jr., Brady Bacon, and Wayne Johnson each scored single wins, while the late Jason Johnson picked up two.
The February double-header will also be the opening weekend for the ASCS Southwest Region, which has not gone head to head with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour since 2017, when the series visited Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.
Leading up to the 2020 season opener, teams will have a chance to make some laps on Feb. 27, with practice getting underway at 6:30 p.m. The Feb. 28 program will begin at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday’s slate going green at 7 p.m. Both nights open at 5:00 p.m.
Admission each night is $25 for adults. Seniors and military members are admitted for $20, with kids 11 and under getting into the grandstands free of charge.
Pit Passes are $40 per night. Kids ages 7 to 11 are $20, with kids six and under free.
Additional classes in competition both nights include Askrens Trucking/Flexi Flyer Sport Mods, Allscapes Stock Cars, MickelsonRay.com Hobby Stocks and Micros.