by Lance Jennings
SANTA MARIA, CA – JUNE 13, 2012… Officials with the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series have announced that the first point race at the newly christened Route 66 Motorplex in Victorville has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Officials are searching for suitable replacement dates for USAC/CRA’s return to the Victorville facility and a new date should be announced in the coming days.
Scott Burns, an ex-CRA and SCRA sprint car driver, has recently taken over the promotions at the San Bernardino Fairgrounds clay oval. USAC/CRA officials are happy to see the facility re-open and welcome the opportunity to work with him and his staff in the future. With the closure of other race tracks during the past year, the debut of Route 66 Motorplex is supported by many in the racing community.
The traditional 410s will return to action on Friday, June 15th, at John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. Co-sanctioned with the USAC Western Classic Sprints, the event will also feature USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Junior Ford Focus Midgets, Micro 600s, and Modifieds. For more information, visit www.oceanspeedway.com/Watsonville or call 831.622.WINN (9466).
The following night, June 16th, both USAC/CRA and the Western Classic group will travel to Chris Kearns’ Santa Maria Speedway. The event will feature a $1,000 Winner-Take-All Wheelie Contest and also showcase Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Okie Bowl Hardtops. For more information, visit www.racesantamariaspeedway.com or call 805.922.2232.
The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series would like to thank Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Diversified Machine Inc., Extreme Mufflers, Hilborn Fuel Injection, Integra Shocks, Keizer Wheels, LRB Inc. Race Products, Ringers Gloves, Rod End Supply, SBI Fuel Systems, Saldana Racing Products, and Sander Engineering for their support.
For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit usacracing.com/cra or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/#!/USAC_CRA).
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Mike Spencer-407; 2. Nic Faas-375; 3. Matt Mitchell-314; 4. Austin Williams-297; 5. Brody Roa-280; 6. Ryan Bernal-278; 7. Rip Williams-249; 8. Seth Wilson-238; 9. Cory Kruseman-227; 10. Cody Williams-200; 11. Richard Vander Weerd-195; 12. David Cardey-177; 13. David Bezio-173; 14. Jace Vander Weerd-163; 15. Greg Alexander-104; 16. Josh Ford-99; 17. Jake Swanson-86; 18. Tony Everhart-68; 19. Josh Pelkey-51; 20. Billy Blinn-31.
2012 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
June 15: **Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA
June 16: **Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA
July 4: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Firecracker 30)
July 28: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
August 10: **Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA
August 11: **Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Wagscash)
August 18: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
September 1: **Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic)
September 2: **Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic)
September 5: **Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA (Non-Points)
September 15: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
October 6: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Southern California Fair)
October 26: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
October 27: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 2: *Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals)
November 3: *Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Budweiser Oval Nationals)
* = Co-Sanctioned Event With USAC National Sprints.
** = Co-Sanctioned Event With USAC Western Classic Racing Series.
This schedule is subject to change.