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USAC Sprints add date at Kentucky Lake

USAC United States Auto Club Top StoryFrom Dick Jordan

One new date and a rescheduled date for 2015 capture the headlines as USAC’s 2015 racing schedules continue to sport new looks.

Race organizers Kevin and Tammy Gundaker are excited about the 2015 “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” at their Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. Their excitement stems from the move from October to the Labor Day weekend after weather adversely influenced the events in recent years. This year’s Honda USAC National Midget races will occur on Friday and Saturday September 4 and 5.

Defending champion of the Gold Crown Midget Nationals is Christopher Bell, who claimed the 2013 title. Last year’s event succumbed to rain.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint participants can look forward to the first series race in Kentucky in 16 years and the first on dirt since 1990 when Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City hosts the Sprints October 17. The last series race on Kentucky dirt came at Comtrax Motor Speedway in Glasgow and was won by Jack Hewitt.