From Kevin Montgomery
Tucson, AZ – Dave Darland will return to USA Raceway to kick off the New Year and honor Tucson racing legend, Roger McCluskey. Darland will be aboard the BRAT Racing, Parker Store Maxim/Don Ott entry as he looks to start 2010 in the winners circle in America’s first sprint car race of the year.
Darland, who participated in the Western World Championships piloting The
Parker Store car, experienced engine troubles on his qualifying night. Starting deep in the field for Saturday’s B-Main, Darland put on a driving clinic as he made his way to the A-Feature and ultimately into the top five behind ASCS Canyon Region Champion Charles Davis Jr.
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.
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.
Hotel Information can be found at www.usaraceway.net/lodging.php or by calling the Tucson Airport Courtyard by Marriott at 520-573-0000
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 www.usaraceway.net