by Lance Jennings
SANTA MARIA, CA – FEBRUARY 22, 2012… Officials with the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway and Kings Speedway have reached an agreement that the “Pombo-Sargent Classic” will return to the Hanford facility on June 2nd. The popular Central Valley event will now showcase the winged King of the West Sprints, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, and Vintage Super Modifieds.
In addition to the June 2nd date relocating from Tulare to Hanford, there are other updates to the USAC West Coast 360 Schedule. The July 14th race previously scheduled at Kings Speedway has been moved to Tulare and is now the new date for the “John Anthony Sharp Memorial.” Hanford’s “Jim Evett Memorial” has been moved to August 4th.
The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will kickoff their 2012 campaign on Thursday, March 8th, 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. There is a $50 entry fee for competitors and for more information on the $2,500-to-win, $300-to-start event at Las Vegas, visit www.lvms.com.
Two days after the March 8th “Sin City Showdown,” Ventura Raceway will host the first round of the All Coast Construction 360 Challenge. The Saturday, March 10th, $2,500-to-win VRA Sprint Car event also allows racers to use the Hoosier Medium and VRA Right Rear Tires. The USAC West Coast 360 rules can be found at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and the ASCS Canyon Region rules are online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com. Rules for the VRA Sprint Cars and Ventura Raceway are posted at venturaraceway.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 $5,000 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (Sin City Showdown / Non-Points)
March 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
March 24: Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, CA
April 7: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
April 14: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
April 21: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Ron Otto Memorial)
May 5: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA
May 12: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
June 2: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Pombo-Sargent Classic)
June 23: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
July 7: *Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (War At The Shore / Doug Fort Memorial)
July 14: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA (John Anthony Sharp Memorial)
August 4: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Jim Evett Memorial)
September 8: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Jim Turner Memorial)
September 22: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / Non-Points)
September 29: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Billet Cup / John Jewett Memorial / Non-Points)
October 13: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic)
* = Co-Sanctioned Event With ASCS Canyon Region Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.