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Sprint Back at RMR Sunday Night: R

Sprint Back at RMR Sunday Night: R...

8/3/2009
[i FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 3, 2009 DICK JORDAN] [b SPRINTS BACK AT RMR SUNDAY NIGHT; Roseville Witnesses Another Swanson Victory] Mike Murgoitio leads the USAC Young Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint cars back to Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah Sunday night, holding a 30-point lead over series runner-up Jim Waters. Murgoitio has won three of the six Rocky Mountain races contested this year at the 3/8-mile paved oval. Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg,...more
1st KNOXVILLE NON-WING USAC SPRINT

1st KNOXVILLE NON-WING USAC SPRINT...

8/3/2009
[i FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 3, 2009 DICK JORDAN] [b 1st Knoxville Non-Wing USAC Sprint in 27 Years This Sunday: Hmiel Lands Victory #1 in Iowa.] Sheldon Kinser won USAC’s last non-winged Sprint race at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, back in 1982. This Sunday night, the series returns to the storied half-mile dirt oval for a complete program of events, including a 30-lap feature. Levi Jones of Avon, Ind. leads the standings, 50 ahead of Dave Darland, entering the...more
CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “ULTIMATE C

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “ULTIMATE C...

8/4/2009
[b Casey's General Stores "Ultimate Challenge" Set for Tuesday, August 11 at Southern Iowa Speedway] [i For Immediate Release - August 4, 2009 - Dick Jordan] Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. enjoyed one of his biggest racing paydays last year when he won the Casey’s General Stores “Ultimate Challenge.” He returns on Tuesday night, August 11, for another shot at glory and the championship belt which goes with the winner’s laurels. Darland already has victories this year at...more
Oskaloosas "Ultimate Challenge" Th

Oskaloosas "Ultimate Challenge" Th...

8/11/2009
[b Oskaloosa’s “Ultimate Challenge” Tuesday; 50th Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial Saturday at Salem; Rain Halts Knoxville Non-Wing Nationals] [i FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 10, 2009 DICK JORDAN] USAC’s National Sprint Car Series resumes action Tuesday night (Aug. 11) at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where the Casey’s General Stores “Ultimate Challenge” offers a $15,000 winner’s paycheck. This Saturday, the series heads for the high banks of Salem (Ind.)...more
Western Sprints Return to Madera S

Western Sprints Return to Madera S...

8/11/2009
[b Western Sprints Return to Madera Saturday; Murgoitio Gets Win #4 at Salt Lake City] [i FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 10, 2009 DICK JORDAN] Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. leads the USAC Western Sprints back to Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday, holding a 33-point edge over runner-up JoJo Helberg. Tanner is seeking his third victory of the 2009 campaign, his first at the track where Helberg won the 2009 series opener in April. Swanson and his brother Kody have won...more
Western Sprints Eye Salt Lake City

Western Sprints Eye Salt Lake City...

8/18/2009
[b Western Sprints Eye Salt Lake City September 5; Tanner Swanson Completes Madera "Sweep" with Sprint "50"] Tanner Swanson, fresh from Saturday night’s 50-lap feature win at Madera, Calif., takes a 43-point lead over Brian McClish into the next USAC Western Sprint race, September 5 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah. Swanson completed a “sweep” of Saturday night’s USAC racing program at Madera by winning the 50-lap Western Sprint race. The Kingsburg,...more
"Dick Gaines Classic" Saturday at

"Dick Gaines Classic" Saturday at...

8/18/2009
[i For Immediate Release - August 17th, 2009 - Dick Jordan] [b "Dick Gains Classic" Saturday at Lawrenceburg; $15,000 for Hockett; "James/O'Conner to Hines"] USAC’s National Sprint Car stars will compete in this Saturday night’s “Dick Gaines Classic” special event at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The race offers $10,000 to win and honors the memory of one of Indiana’s all-time Sprint car racing greats. Josh Wise and Dave Darland have already won USAC Sprint races...more
Sprints Eye Terre Haute Sept. 12..

Sprints Eye Terre Haute Sept. 12.....

8/25/2009
[b Sprints Eye Terre Haute September 12 After Calistoga; Coons Captures $10,000-To-Win "Dick Gaines Classic"] [i Dick Jordan] USAC’s National Sprint Car stars will head west to join the USAC/CRA Sprint series for the September 5-6 “Louie Vermeil Classic” at the Calistoga (Calif.) Fairgrounds Speedway before returning to continue the battle for National points September 12 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. passed Chad Boat on lap...more
Sprint Cars Take the Center Stage

Sprint Cars Take the Center Stage...

9/16/2009
[b Sprint Cars Take the Center Stage at Winchester's "Oldtimers Weekend"] [i Dick Jordan - September 15, 2009] The USAC National Sprint Car Series returns to the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway on Sunday, October 4, for the annual “Winchester Oldtimers Weekend,” showcasing the stars and cars of today while also featuring the cars which formed the backbone of the series and competed at the half-mile paved oval in past years. A 40-lap feature race is on tap for the Sprint...more
USAC/CRA Sprints Idle Until 10/10

USAC/CRA Sprints Idle Until 10/10...

9/21/2009
The Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are idle until an October 10 race at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, but that race takes on added significance now that the series point leaders are in a virtual tie! Defending series titlist Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. led the final 23 laps to win Saturday night's 30-lap Kindoll Classic at Perris. Trailing Spencer's Grubstake storage/Madera Produce Maxim/Shaver to the checkered flag were Tony Jones, Danny Sheridan, David...more
USAC Sprints Kick Off 2010 at East

USAC Sprints Kick Off 2010 at East...

10/23/2009
The 2010 USAC National racing season will start in the Sunshine State with the announcement today of the February 8-9-10 non-wing 410-c.i. USAC National Sprint Car races at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. It’s part of East Bay’s big six-night February slate which also includes the All Star Sprint Car Series, which competes at the track February 11-12-13. Located in Gibsonton, the 1/3-mile clay oval has been a hotbed of Sprint racing in recent years but the...more
Western Sprints Eye "Turkey Night"

Western Sprints Eye "Turkey Night"...

10/27/2009
[b WESTERN SPRINTS EYE “TURKEY NIGHT” FINALE AT IRWINDALE; SWANSONS POST SEVENTH 1-2 FINISH, AT MADERA!] Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. put an exclamation mark on his 2009 USAC Western Sprint Car campaign Saturday night, leading brother Kody to the finish line in the 50-lap feature at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. The 1-2 finish was the seventh for the Swansons this season. Tanner trailed Davey Hamilton for the first 18 laps, then led the rest of the way to beat Kody,...more
Jason Leffler Joins "Copper World"

Jason Leffler Joins "Copper World"...

10/28/2009
[b JASON LEFFLER JOINS “COPPER WORLD” FIELD AT PHOENIX] [i Dick Jordan - USAC] Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. has joined the field for the upcoming November 12 “Copper World Classic” USAC K & N Silver Crown race at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. The race will be his 50th in the series, having made his debut in 1994. The November 12 “Copper World Classic” features both the Silver Crown and USAC Mopar National and Western Midget Car Series. A 100-mile race...more
Wilke-PAK Seeks Record 134th USAC

Wilke-PAK Seeks Record 134th USAC...

10/29/2009
[b WILKE-PAK SEEKS RECORD 134TH USAC NATIONAL WIN IN “COPPER WORLD CLASSIC” AT PHOENIX] [i Dick Jordan - USAC] Wilke-Pak Racers of Milwaukee, Wisc. will seek an historic record 134th USAC National feature victory November 12 when the USAC Mopar National Midget Series takes to the Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway for the 34th “Copper World Classic.” The Midgets join the USAC K N Silver Crown Championship Cars for the Thursday events at the mile paved oval and a...more
Perris, Tulare Conclude 2009 Natio

Perris, Tulare Conclude 2009 Natio...

11/2/2009
[b Perris, Tulare Conclude 2009 Nationals Sprint Car Campaign; 27 Points Seperate Jones & Darland] [i Dick Jordan - USAC] The USAC National Sprint Car Series concludes its 2009 campaign with major back-to-back events in California and drivers Levi Jones and Dave Darland are separated by only 27 points with a total of over 350 points still available. The 14th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” are scheduled November 5-7 at Perris Auto Speedway and the 30th “Pacific Coast...more
Spencer Hopes to Continue USAC/CRA

Spencer Hopes to Continue USAC/CRA...

11/2/2009
[b Spencer Hopes to Continue USAC/CRA Winning Streak in this Week's "Budweiser Oval Nationals"] The 2009 Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series doesn’t conclude until November 28, but the next two weekends will be pivotal in the battle for the championship. Only 83 points separate the top four in the standings with five point-paying events in California comprising this week’s “Budweiser Oval Nationals” at Perris and next week’s “Pacific Coast Nationals” at Tulare. Perris...more
Perris Saturday Sprint Race - "Bud

Perris Saturday Sprint Race - "Bud...

11/9/2009
[i Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 14th “Budweiser Oval Nationals”] “C” MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Austin Williams (#2 Jory), 2. Keith Bloom Jr. (#27 Braund), 3. Chad Boat (#30 Boat), 4. Dave Darland (#2B RWB), 5. Richard VanderWeerd (#10 VanderWeerd), 6. Brent Camarillo (#51 Camarillo), 7. Peter Murphy (#21t Tarlton), 8. Jace VanderWeerd (#88 VanderWeerd), 9. Austin Mero (#71k Kruseman), 10. Justin Grant (#5 Baldwin), 11. Matthew Shedarowich (#8z Shedarowich), 12....more
30th "Pacific Coast Nationals" at

30th "Pacific Coast Nationals" at...

11/9/2009
[b 30th "Pacific Coast Nationals" at Tulare Saturday and Sunday] [i Dick Jordan - USAC Racing] This Saturday and Sunday the USAC National and Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car series will compete in the 30th “Pacific Coast Nationals” at the Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl Raceway. The event is being revived after a 14-year hiatus as a tribute to the Agajanian family, who spearheaded its 29-year success. The championship point focus has shifted to the USAC/CRA series, where...more
Spencer Set to Claim 2nd USAC/CRA

Spencer Set to Claim 2nd USAC/CRA...

11/17/2009
[b SPENCER SET TO CLAIM 2ND USAC/CRA TITLE AT PERRIS NOVEMBER 28; JONES PUT LID ON 3rd NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP; “PACIFIC COAST NATIONALS” WINS TO HANSEN, STANBROUGH] Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. and Levi Jones of Avon, Ind. shared the spotlight with race winners Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach, Calif. and Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Ind. at last weekend’s 30th “Pacific Coast Nationals” at the Tulare (Calif.) Thunderbowl Raceway. Spencer mathematically locked up the...more
Spencer 1st to Repeat as USAC/CRA

Spencer 1st to Repeat as USAC/CRA...

12/2/2009
Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. is the first driver to claim a second Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown, wrapping up the championship with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night’s “Glenn Howard Memorial” finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. scored his 11th USAC feature victory of the 2010 season Saturday night, leading all 30 laps at the half-mile dirt Perris oval. Clauson, who also won Thursday night’s “Turkey Night Grand...more
USAC - 1st Race of 2010 Set for Tu

USAC - 1st Race of 2010 Set for Tu...

12/29/2009
The first race of USAC’s 55th season of racing competition is less than a week away! Ford Focus Midgets will be competing at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park on Thursday and Friday, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! Qualifying is scheduled Thursday night and a 40-lap feature is on tap Friday. The special non-points event is part of a racing program also including Modifieds, Mod-Lites and Hornets. The Ford Focus feature offers $1,500-to-win. The race concludes a New Year’s...more
Indiana Sprint Week & Midget Week

Indiana Sprint Week & Midget Week...

12/29/2009
The 2010 USAC “Indiana Sprint Week” and “Indiana Midget Week” dates have been released and each contains new venues. The 2010 USAC “Indiana Midget Week” slate opens on Wednesday night, June 16, at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, new to the calendar, is the Thursday night, June 17 venue. Additional dates are Friday, June 18 at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday night, June 19 at Lawrenceburg Speedway, with the series closer Sunday night,...more
Tickets Available for USAC's "Nigh

Tickets Available for USAC's "Nigh...

1/4/2010
Tickets are still available for the 54th USAC “Night of Champions” Banquet January 8, 2010 in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. The tickets, priced at $50.00 each, can be ordered online through the USAC “Store” at www.usacracing.com or by calling the USAC office at 317-247-5151. The Indiana Roof Ballroom at 140 West Washington Street will again host this year’s USAC “Night of Champions.” The Spanish decor of the facility will create a sensational atmosphere for attendees and...more
USAC Western Banquet Slated Jan. 3

USAC Western Banquet Slated Jan. 3...

1/4/2010
[b USAC Western Banquet Slated Jan. 30th at "Imagine That" in Upland, California -] Champions of USAC’s 2009 Western racing series will be honored along with special award recipients at the USAC Western Awards Banquet January 30 in Upland, Calif. The Imagine That Events Center, located at 1218 W. Ninth St. in Upland, serves as the host facility as it did last year for the celebration of USAC’s 2009 Western season. The affair begins with a cocktail reception at 6 pm and...more
USAC National Sprint Car Series Op

USAC National Sprint Car Series Op...

1/8/2010
[b USAC National Sprint Car Series Openers in Tampa of East Bay Raceway's 34th Winternationals] [i Dick Jordan - USAC-] The 2010 USAC National racing calendar opens February 8-10 with three back-to-back National Sprint races at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. The “Bubba Army Sprint Nationals” events are part of the track’s 34th “Winternationals,” which also includes Feb. 11-13 Sprint races under the sanction of the All Star Circuit of Champions. In an effort...more
Kaeding, Jones, Kuhn Headline List

Kaeding, Jones, Kuhn Headline List...

1/11/2010
[b Kaeding, Jones, Kuhn Headline List of USAC Champions at Fridays 54th "Night of Champions" Celebrations -] Bud Kaeding, Levi Jones and Brad Kuhn headlined Friday night’s 54th USAC “Night of Champions” National Awards Banquet in Indianapolis, Ind. Kaeding, of Campbell, Calif. and his BK Motorsports Team, celebrating their third series championship. The title makes Kaeding only the second to claim three Silver Crown titles since the series debuted in 1971. Jimmy Sills...more
USAC Doubleheader at Burlington Ju

USAC Doubleheader at Burlington Ju...

1/11/2010
It’s been 21 years since USAC has competed at 34 Raceway Park in Burlington, Iowa but that ends on June 26 when the USAC National Sprint Cars and Midgets combine for an historic doubleheader” at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. It will mark the first time the two USAC series have ever competed in a doubleheader on dirt in the state of Iowa. Known for its famed “Snake Alley,” very similar to the famous Lombard Street in San Francisco, Calif., Burlington last hosted the USAC...more
Jones Eyes USAC National Sprint Ti

Jones Eyes USAC National Sprint Ti...

1/21/2010
[b Jones Eyes USAC National Sprint Title #4 as 2010 Season Opens in Tampa February 8-10th.] Levi Jones of Olney, Ill. hopes to add his name to a short list of drivers who have won four championships in a single USAC National racing series. The 2010 Amsoil USAC Sprint Car season opens February 8-10 with the “Bubba Army Sprint Nationals” at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., a Tampa suburb. The three-night racing program showcases USAC’s spectacular open-wheel...more
AMSOIL to Sponsor USAC Sprint Seri

AMSOIL to Sponsor USAC Sprint Seri...

1/21/2010
Amsoil, “The First in Synthetics,” will serve as the entitlement sponsor for the 2010 USAC National and CRA Sprint Car Series, it was announced today by principals of USAC and Amsoil. Top finishing Amsoil users in each series will be rewarded with cash bonuses at the completion of the 2010 racing season. The 2010 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series will debut February 8-9-10 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton (Tampa), Fla. and the CRA Sprint Car Series debuts...more
AMSOIL Announces Major Contingency

AMSOIL Announces Major Contingency...

1/21/2010
Amsoil announced today a significant contingency program for USAC competitors in both the National and CRA sprint car series for 2010. Amsoil recently signed on with a three year series commitment for 2010 – 2012. Amsoil will award $1000 to the Top 10 USAC car entrants in both the USAC National Sprint Car series AND the Top 10 car entrants in the CRA Sprint Car Series who use Amosil products throughout the season. Additionally, Amsoil will recognize the top points...more
Darland-Kunz Sprint Team Debuts at

Darland-Kunz Sprint Team Debuts at...

1/26/2010
Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., whose 28 career USAC Sprint Car wins trail only Tracy Hines’ 37 on the all-time National victory list among active drivers, has switched teams for the 2010 season. He will pilot one of two Keith Kunz Motorsports/Advanced Racing entries in the “Bubba Army Sprint Nationals” February 8-10 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. Darland, who finished third in the 2009 standings, won the 1999 series championship and is one of only five USAC...more
4 California Dirt Tracks Host New

4 California Dirt Tracks Host New...

1/28/2010
The brand-new USAC 360 Sprint Car Series debuts in 2010 at four California dirt tracks and with a $20,000 point fund race fans are assured of extremely competitive racing. USAC, Hoosier Racing Tire and SouthWest Contractors have joined to present the new series, which is expected to continue to elevate non-wing sprint car racing in the Golden State. “We expect some heavy hitters to compete in this new series,” says coordinator Chris Kearns. “I am excited about the...more
CLAUSON TRIPLES HIS ODDS FOR COPPE

CLAUSON TRIPLES HIS ODDS FOR COPPE...

1/31/2010
Bryan Clauson will triple his chances for a victory at USA Raceway’s 4th Annual Copper on Dirt as he enters the event with a seat for all three divisions. While he is among many drivers planning to do triple duty, Clauson is arguably the guy to beat in 2010. Notably one of the hottest open wheel drivers in the country going into 2010, Clausen will look to resume his success of 2009 and likely gain distance from a field of some of the best open wheel racers in the...more
NEW RIDES ABOUND FOR TAMPA SPRINT

NEW RIDES ABOUND FOR TAMPA SPRINT...

2/1/2010
Several drivers will be in new or relatively new seats when the 2010 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series arrives at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. for the “Bubba Army Sprint Nationals” February 8-10. Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Tracy Hines, Chris Windom, Cole Carter, Kyle Cummins and Justin Grant are among early entries who will be “sorting out” new rides in the three-night non-winged spectacular at the 3/8-mile dirt oval on the south side of Tampa....more
RAIN OUT - Tuesday's Tampa Sprint

RAIN OUT - Tuesday's Tampa Sprint...

2/9/2010
[i Gibsonton (Tampa), Fl] Rains and wet grounds have forced cancellation of Tuesday night's "Bubba Army Sprint Nationals" Amsoil USAC National Sprint race at East Bay Raceway Park. Damion Gardner leads the series standings going into Wednesday night's "Bubba Army Sprint Nationals" closer at East Bay. Gardner won Monday night's 2010 season opener.
Kaeding Eye "Copper on Dirt" Jump

Kaeding Eye "Copper on Dirt" Jump...

2/12/2010
Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. hopes to start the 2010 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series the same way he started the 2009 campaign, with a victory in the Rosemont Copper “Copper on Dirt.” The three-time series titlist hopes to become the first driver in USAC history to win four Silver Crown championships. Jimmy Sills also won three Silver Crown titles, but Kaeding’s victory at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix last year propelled him to a record-tying crown. This...more
4th "Copper on Dirt" National/CRA

4th "Copper on Dirt" National/CRA...

2/12/2010
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. takes an unblemished 2010 record to USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. this weekend for this year’s 4th Rosemont Copper “Copper on Dirt.” He led all 60 laps in winning the two 30-lap features comprising the “Bubba Army Sprint Nationals” at Tampa, Fla.’s East Bay Raceway Park last week. Gardner, the 2005 USAC/CRA Champion, leads the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car standings into the “tripleheader” at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. The program...more
JACK HEWITT WILL DO IT AT THE COPP

JACK HEWITT WILL DO IT AT THE COPP...

2/13/2010
[i Kevin Montgomery Tucson, AZ (February 13th, 2010)] – Jack Hewitt, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee and undoubtedly one of the greatest open wheel drivers of all time, will make his way to Tucson’s USA Raceway were he will be honored as Grand Marshal for the 4th running of The “Copper on Dirt”. Hewitt, the first and only driver to win the elusive 4-Crown at Eldora Speedway, will also be in action on the track! The famous two-seat sprint car will be on hand...more
$20,000 POINT FUND FOR WEST COAST

$20,000 POINT FUND FOR WEST COAST...

2/15/2010
(SANTA MARIA, CA – FEBRUARY 6, 2010) Series Promoter Chris Kearns has announced that the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will have a $20,000 point fund. With sponsorship provided by the United States Auto Club, Hoosier Tire, and SouthWest Contractors, the series champion is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000. "It is great to have a sanctioning body like USAC involved in the West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series. When someone thinks of Non-Wing Sprint Car Racing, USAC is...more
7 Different Sprint Winners in a Ro

7 Different Sprint Winners in a Ro...

2/15/2010
Nobody has yet been able to grab a second checkered flag in USAC Sprint racing at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. That could change this weekend when the Rosemont Copper “Copper on Dirt” unfolds at the 3.8-mile dirt oval. The six previous USAC Sprint races at the track have yielded six different winners. One of those was 2010 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. Gardner comes to Tucson with an unblemished 2010 record, leading all...more
One Jackpot Under his Belt, Levi J

One Jackpot Under his Belt, Levi J...

2/22/2010
Defending three-time USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Champion Levi Jones of Olney, Ill. hit the jackpot Sunday in Tucson, Ariz. and now heads for the “home” of jackpots, Las Vegas, Nev., for Thursday night’s “Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track. Jones, bidding to become USAC’s first-ever four-time National Sprint Champ, moved to within 19 points of series point leader Damion Gardner after winning Sunday afternoon’s 40-lap Rosemont...more
Iowa Next for Silver Crown Series;

Iowa Next for Silver Crown Series;...

2/22/2010
Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa hosts the next outing for the USAC Silver Crown Championship Series and Levi Jones of Olney, Ill., fresh from his initial series victory, will lead the series to the 7/8-mile paved oval. Jones won Sunday afternoon’s 50-lap Rosemont Copper “Copper on Dirt” feature at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., passing defending three-time series champion Bud Kaeding on the final lap. The victory in the Tony Stewart Racing Bass Pro Shops/Chevy...more
"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" Saturday at Perr

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" Saturday at Perr...

2/23/2010
Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway will kick off its oval track-racing season this Saturday, February 27th, when the Amsoil USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars and the USAC Mopar National & Western Midgets contest the annual “Sokola Shootout.” Main events for both divisions will be 30 laps. Spectator gates will open earlier than normal at 1 PM. Qualifying will start at 3 PM with the first race at 5:45. In case there is a rainout on Saturday, the entire show would be run on...more
Clauson Eyes 3 for 5 Perris Record

Clauson Eyes 3 for 5 Perris Record...

2/23/2010
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. will aim for his third victory in his last five Perris Auto Speedway Sprint races when the USAC Amsoil National/CRA Sprint series combine for this Saturday night’s “Sokola Shootout” at the half-mile dirt California oval. Clauson won last year’s season “Glenn Howard Memorial” finale and a “Perris Oval Nationals” prelim three weeks earlier. He will pilot the Rotondo Weirich/Benic Enterprises RWB Motorsports Maxim/Gaerte Chevy in...more
"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" at Perris Postpo

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" at Perris Postpo...

2/26/2010
Due to the forecasted rain in Perris, Calif., track officials have postponed Saturday's "Sokola Shootout" Amsoil Sprint and Mopar Midget races until Sunday, February 28. Gates will open on Sunday at 10 am.
Gardner 4 for 5 after Las Vegas; T

Gardner 4 for 5 after Las Vegas; T...

3/1/2010
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has emerged as the early 2010 point leader in both the USAC Amsoil National and CRA Sprint Car series following feature victories at Las Vegas, Nev. and Perris, Calif. The National series is “off” until April 2-3 when it resumes at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The CRA series continues March 27 with a race at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Gardner came from 15th starting position to win Thursday night’s 30-lap “Las Vegas...more
USAC 360 Sprint Debut Saturday at

USAC 360 Sprint Debut Saturday at...

3/1/2010
A brand-new USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series debuts this Saturday at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. In addition to marking a new chapter in the club’s history, the race will mark the first appearance of the West Coast 360s at the third-mile Tulare oval. Support for the new series is coming from SouthWest Contractors and Hoosier Tires and series promoter Chris Kearns is excited about prospects for the series. “It’s awesome having USAC’s resources...more
USAC 360s AT HANFORD SATURDAY; ALE

USAC 360s AT HANFORD SATURDAY; ALE...

3/8/2010
Dean Alexander of Visalia, Calif. Leads the USAC Western Regional 360 Sprint Car Series to Giant Speedway in Hanford, Calif. this Saturday night for round two of the brand-new series. Alexander has a five-point lead over Craig Stidham after winning last Saturday night’s 25-lap feature event at the Groppetti Automotive Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. He led the final 14 laps at Tulare driving the McCowan Motorsports Special. He passed Danny Sheridan on lap 12 and led the...more
SPENCER WINS AT PERRIS AND LEADS S

SPENCER WINS AT PERRIS AND LEADS S...

3/29/2010
Defending two-time Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Champ Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. is back on top of the point standings after his victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature at Perris Auto Speedway. The series returns to The PAS for its next event on April 10. The win was Spencer’s 14th in series history and left him 20 points ahead of Damion Gardner who won two of the first three races on the calendar, which also carried National sanction. Spencer grabbed the lead from...more
IOWA “TRIPLEHEADER” EXPANDED TO 2

IOWA “TRIPLEHEADER” EXPANDED TO 2...

4/2/2010
The “Casey’s General Stores USAC Triple Crown Pride of Iowa” event at Iowa Speedway has been extended to encompass two days, May 21 and 22. The USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Mopar National Midget series share billing in the only “triple crown” pavement appearance on the 2010 calendar. A 30-lap Midget feature, 50-lap Sprint feature and 100-lap Silver Crown finale are scheduled on the 7/8-mile paved oval on Saturday, May 22. Defending champions of...more
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