Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 USAC National sprint car schedule

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Note: the hand-written corrections on the dates of the June races
were made by Dick Jordan of USAC and are correct
The United States Auto Club (USAC) has released the million dollar 2016 AMSOIL ® USAC sprint car National Championship schedule with 44 confirmed dates across the country. The series opens with the 3-race “Winter Dirt Games” on February 18 (just 22 days away), and during the season crosses the country and visits Pennsylvania and New Jersey for the 5-race “Eastern Storm” series and closes with the Budweiser Oval Nationals in Perris California with the season finale paying $25,000 to win.
USAC will offer over $100,000 in season point funds, with the national champion receiving a check for $20,000 in addition to $7,000 in fast time awards during the season and $100,000 in travel money for eligible teams. Drivers will be gunning to unseat 2015 USAC national sprint car champion Robert Ballou, who is expected to defend his title.     
The 2016 Indiana Sprint Week schedule list seven races, with the overall Indiana Sprint Week Champion earning a $10,000 bonus, but the highlight of the season will be the Rock & Roll Gold Cup, a four-day event from August 18 to-21 at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon South Dakota.  Friday, August 20 will be the qualifying night for the USAC racers, with Sunday the 21st will be the date for the championship feature events for both the World of Outlaws winged and USAC non-winged classes with $50,000 to the winner of each event. However, there is an added twist – if a driver wins both feature events, an extra $25,000 will go into their paycheck for a $125,000 payday.

There will also be a bonus offered by USAC at the 35th annual 4-Crown Nationals to be held at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway September 23 and 24. If a driver captures all four feature victories USAC will pay a $100,000 bonus. Only one driver has ever been able to record a clean sweep in the 34-year history of the '4 Crown' event – in 1998 Jack Hewitt won all three USAC features plus the UMP (United Midwest promoters) modified race.
Support our sport and attend one or more USAC sprint car races in your area in 2016!   


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