From Lance Jennings
SANTA MARIA, CA – FEBRUARY 21, 2012… On Thursday, March 8th, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will kickoff their 2012 campaign at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The non-point “Sin City Showdown” is also the first round of the 3-race “Grudge Series” with the ASCS Canyon Region and will showcase both groups with the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. For more information on the Las Vegas “Sin City Showdown,” visit www.lvms.com.
The “Grudge Series” will resume at Santa Maria Speedway on July 7th for the “War at the Shore” and conclude at Canyon Speedway Park’s non-point “Brawl for in All” on September 22nd. Each race of the mini-series will carry a $2,500-to-win and $300-to-start purse, with a $50 entry fee. Thanks to sponsorship from Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, and ParkerStore of Phoenix, the 3-race mini-series has a point fund of $15,000 with $5000 up for grabs to the champion and $700 for 10th place in points. As this writing goes to press, Promoters Chris Kearns and Kevin Montgomery are looking for more sponsorship to pay at least $500 for 15th in “Grudge Series” points and the current point fund is listed at the end of this release.
“This is a unique opportunity to bring two series together for three special events with substantial payouts and championship fund,” says Kearns. “The two series are very close as far as rules and we are looking forward to letting some talented racers from both series get together to put on great events for the fans.”
According the ASCS Canyon Promoter Kevin Montgomery, “With the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series adopting the Hoosier 105/16 Medium right rear tire and the weight rule adjustment for both series to 1475lbs, it will closely match the neighboring Sprint Car Series and mark the first time in history that both traveling series will have a unified set of rules.”
Two days after the March 8th “Sin City Showdown” at Las Vegas, Ventura Raceway will host the first round of the All Coast Construction 360 Challenge. The Saturday, March 10th, VRA Sprint Car event also has a $2,500-to-win purse and the Hoosier Medium and VRA Right Rear Tire are legal for both shows. The USAC West Coast 360 rules can be found at visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com. The ASCS Canyon Region rules are online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com. The VRA Sprint Car and Ventura Raceway rules are online at venturaraceway.com.
The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, ButlerBuilt, Competition Suspension Inc., Cory Kruseman’s Sprint Car & Midget Driving School, Crow Enterprizes, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Hinchman-Indy Racing Uniforms, Integra Shocks, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, ParkerStore of Phoenix, Port City Racing, Rod End Supply, SBI Fuel Systems, Saferacer.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sander Engineering for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series for the upcoming 2012 season, please email PR Director Lance Jennings at email@example.com.
For more information on the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series, please visit westcoastsprintcars.com, usacracing.com, racesantamariaspeedway.com, or follow the series on facebook.
2012 GRUDGE SERIES POINT FUND: (USAC vs. ASCS)
1. $5000, 2. $2500, 3. $1500, 4. $1200, 5. $1000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $700, 9. $700, 10. $700.
2012 USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
March 8: *Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV (Non-Points)
March 17: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
March 24: Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, CA
April 7: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
April 14: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
April 21: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA
May 5: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA
May 12: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
June 2: Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
June 23: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA
July 7: *Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA
July 14: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
August 4: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
September 8: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
September 22: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Non-Points)
September 29: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Non-Points)
October 13: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
* = Co-Sanctioned Event With ASCS Canyon Region Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.