For 1st Time in 8 Years, USAC Silver Crown Racing Is Back at Phoenix With Stout Field Too

INDIANAPOLIS – The Copper World Classic used to be a big race on the USAC calendar. From 1987-2009, the USAC Silver Crown Series took to the 1.022-mile Phoenix International Raceway and annually put on a thrilling show. All the USAC greats have raced here. But, the race was ended after the 2009 event and has been dormant since. Until this weekend. The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to PIR for the second year in-a-row, and this year, they’re bringing the USAC Silver Crown Series with them. For the first time since…

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Windom, Boespflug Win USAC Sprints Races Last Weekend in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – If the first five races are any indicator on how this year’s USAC Sprint car season is going to go, it could be a wild, tight battle until we crown a champion at Perris Auto Speedway in November. We’ve had four different winners in the first five races with a points battle for the ages. Just two points separate the top two in the standings and 39 markers between the top three. This past weekend, there was a USAC Sprints doubleheader in Indiana, with a showdown at Bloomington Speedway…

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USAC Midgets Take to Kokomo Speedway for 74th and 75th Time in Weekend Doubleheader

INDIANAPOLIS – For the past six decades, the USAC Midgets have been coming to the Kokomo Speedway. The 1/4-mile dirt track just north of Indianapolis is the only venue from USAC’s initial National Midget season of 1956 that remains on the series’ calendar to this day. On Friday, the 74th ever Midget race at Kokomo will occur, with Saturday being the 75th event. It’s a doubleheader weekend at the Kokomo Speedway as this weekend is the first two races where the national midgets have been outdoors.

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Chris Windom Perfect in USAC Races This Weekend, Wins Silver Crown Race at Terre Haute

Terre Haute, IN – Chris Windom was victorious in the USAC Sprint car race at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night. Then, he backed that win up with a victory in the USAC Silver Crown Series on Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track. It was Windom’s 16th career USAC victory and his first in the 17th annual Sumar Classic. “It’s pretty special getting the win last night and then to come out here with a brand-new team, I really don’t know what to say.  I met a lot of these guys…

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Chris Windom Victorious In USAC Sprints Race at Lawrenceburg Speedway

Lawrenceburg, IN – Chris Windom has been close to winning at the Lawrenceburg Speedway, but hasn’t ever crossed that track off on his win list. The Illinois native, has finished second at the 3/8-mile southern Indiana dirt track five different times. But, Saturday night, Windom finally got over the hump. Window, led all 30 laps in the USAC Sprint Car feature en route to his first win at Lawrenceburg and 15th career USAC victory. “I’ve been fast here a lot over the years,” Windom recalls to USACracing.com. “I know I’ve…

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USAC Events Begin This Weekend in Indiana, Sprints Saturday Night in Lawrenceburg, Silver Crown Sunday in Terre Haute

INDIANAPOLIS – Spring is in the air and that means racing season is back in the Hoosier State, as USAC moves to the midwest now with two events this weekend inside the Indiana border. The first is a Saturday night shootout for the USAC Sprints at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Ione, California’s Justin Grant has been dominant in the early part of the season after picking up the victory in the USAC National Sprint Car opener at “Winter Dirt Games VIII” in Ocala, Florida.  He followed that up one night later by finishing…

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USAC Silver Crown Series Added to Phoenix IndyCar Race Weekend in April

AVONDALE, AZ – The roots of open-wheel racing will return to Phoenix Raceway as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend in April, with the announcement today by track officials that the USAC Silver Crown Series will race on April 28-29 as a prelude to the Phoenix Grand Prix. The Phoenix Copper Cup will mark the first time that Silver Crown cars will race on the 1-mile oval since 2009. In addition, the USAC .25 Midgets will compete on a temporary oval in the track’s fan midway on race…

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