The Roger McCluskey Classic Kicks off 2010

From Kevin Montgomery

Tucson, AZ – As the Holiday’s approach and we roll into 2010, Tucson’s USA Raceway will kick off the new year honoring a great American racer and Tucson legend Roger McCluskey. Top sprint car drivers from across the country will migrate to the warmer climate to take part in the 6th Annual Roger McCluskey Classic and bring in the New Year with the first racing event of 2010.

The Roger McCluskey Classic which takes place the first weekend of the New Year enters its 6th year and has grown into a must see event. Top traditional sprint car drivers will tackle USA Raceway’s 3/8-mile clay oval for two days on January 2nd and 3rd as they look to capture the inaugural 2010 victory and add their name to past champions that include Josh Pelkey, Jesse Hockett, Jerry Coons Jr., and Johnny Herrera.

“The Roger McCluskey Classic is a great event started by Pat Robley and is an excellent way to start the New Year” commented USA Raceway. “We are honored to carry on the tradition and to be able to celebrate the history of a Tucson icon and American legend like Roger McCluskey.”

While top sprint car drivers will be competing for $2k on the preliminary night and a $3k on the championship night, both X-Mods and Modlites will join the field for an unprecedented $1k winners share of the event. All three divisions will compete in full shows for both days and the champions will be crowned on Sunday evening.

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USA Raceway is located east of Tucson off I-10 exit 268, then 1.6 miles south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information please, contact the track at 520-574-8515 or additional information regarding USA Raceway can be found at