From Lance Jennings
Santa Maria, CA — (February 18, 2013) — On Thursday, March 7th, the “Grudge Series” between the USAC West Coast and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars will kickoff at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire and ParkerStores, the action packed “Sin City Showdown” will also showcase the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Street Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled for 6:00pm.
The 3-race “Grudge Series” will resume at Canyon Speedway Park on September 28th for the “Brawl For It All.” Perris Auto Speedway will host the finale on October 31st during the first night of the “Oval Nationals.” Each race of the mini-series will carry a $2,500-to-win and $300-to-start purse, with a $50 entry fee. As this writing goes to press, series promoters Chris Kearns and Kevin Montgomery are looking for additional sponsorship to build a large point fund and eligible racers must attend all three shows.
Held during NASCAR weekend, the non-point “Sin City Showdown” will feature drivers from California, Arizona, and New Mexico as they battle on the large 1/2-mile oval. Last year, Bud Kaeding served notice to the competition and began his championship season by winning the $2,500 jackpot. Ryan Bernal claimed the inaugural $5,000 championship and over $15,000 was raised for the point fund.
Kaeding and Bernal will lead the USAC West Coast Series and other top contenders expected to be in action are “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Richard Vander Weerd, Ricky Kirkbride, “Showtime” Danny Sheridan, Rusty Carlile, and Jace Vander Weerd. “Chargin'” Charles Davis Jr. will lead a strong USAC Southwest roster that includes R.J. Johnson, “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl, Bruce St. James, Mike Martin, Brian Hosford, and Josh Pelkey. Last year’s “Sin City Showdown” featured 33 drivers and more are expected this year.
The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located twelve miles north of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada off Interstate 15 at Exit 54 (Speedway Blvd). Adult tickets are $39 and children (12 & under) are FREE. The pit gate will open at 2:00pm and USAC memberships will be honored. Pit passes are $35 for members and $50 for non-members. For more event information, visit www.lvms.com/dirt or call (702) 644-4444.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier Tire, Amsoil, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, SBI Fuel Systems, Saldana Racing Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series for the upcoming season, please email PR Director Lance Jennings at email@example.com.
For more information on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/
2013 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
March 7: *Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV (Sin City Showdown / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
March 15: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
March 16: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
March 23: Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, CA
April 13: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
April 20: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA
April 27: Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, CA
May 11: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Billet Cup)
June 8: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
June 22: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
July 6: Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, CA (Doug Fort Memorial)
July 20: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA
August 3: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Jim Evett Memorial)
September 7: Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, CA
September 20: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Jim Turner Memorial)
September 21: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA (John Anthony Sharp Memorial)
September 28: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
October 12: Kings Speedway – Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic)
October 31: *Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
November 14: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 16: *Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
* = Co-Sanctioned Event With USAC Southwest Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.