The Rich Vogler Classic Silver Crown Race

Thursday evening I attended the annual Rich Vogler Classic Silver Crown race that is annually raced on the Thursday evening before the Brickyard 400. The race is a 100 lap affair that is over all too quickly. It is a step back in time and it is a treat to watch these classic dirt cars and their talented drivers perform on the oval track at Lucas Oil Raceway Park. What I mean by a step back in time is this basic race car has retained its classic open wheel dirt…

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Hoosier Hundred Entry-List Biggest In Over a Decade

INDIANAPOLIS – While there won’t be any bumping this year for the Indianapolis 500, the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday night won’t have any problem with that. Nearly 40 drivers are entered on the preliminary entry-list, 39 to be exact. That’s the largest since over decade when the last time that many cars showed up on the “Indy Mile” was in 2005. 

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Can Anyone Stop Swanson In Hoosier Hundred? Chris Windom May

INDIANAPOLIS – The annual Hoosier Hundred will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday night, as it will be another classic USAC Silver Crown Race. The biggest storyline though will be, can anyone stop Kody Swanson. Swanson, 29, has won the last three straight years and is looking for a fourth straight win in the 63rd running of the event. The only time this feat has happened was when Al Unser won four straight from 1970-1973. Swanson, can join him on that rare honor Thursday night. 

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Bobby Santos Wins the USAC Silver Crown Race in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – For the first time in nearly a decade, the USAC Silver Crown Series returned to the Phoenix International Raceway. The return was better than advertised too. Pole sitter Bobby Santos had a thrilling battle with David Byrne over the last several laps, which saw Santos get by Byrne with seven laps-to-go and never look back en route to the victory in Saturday’s Phoenix Copper Cup. 

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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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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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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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