USAC West Coast 360's

USAC West Coast 360'sFrom Lance Jennings

Santa Maria, CA — (February 26, 2013) — Officials with the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series have announced a change to their regular format in 2013. Sponsored by the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, the winner of the new six-lap, eight-car dash will earn an extra $100.
The Dash will showcase the top-8 drivers in qualifications (or top-8 in passing points) that transfer from the heat races. The eligible drivers will start with a full 8-car invert, earn championship points, and the finish will set the first four rows of the main event. In case the dash is not used, those drivers will redraw for starting position.
Located at the Municipal Airport in Paso Robles, California, the Woodland Auto Display opened on July 19, 2009. The facility houses a rotating series of racing history, including Sprint Cars, NASCAR Stock Cars, Modifieds, Super Modifieds, and Midgets. In addition, many exotic, classic, and muscle cars are available for viewing. As part of the Estrella Warbirds Museum, the Woodland Auto Display is at 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles, California, 93443. For more information, visit www.ewarbirds.org/automotive/woodland.shtml.
Perhaps best known in Sprint Cars for sponsoring the Billy and Anne Wilkerson team with CRA, SCRA, USAC, and USAC/CRA, Dick Woodland and family have supported racing for many years. Piloting the famed Wilkerson #11,”The Flying Shoe” Ron Shuman won the inaugural SCRA Championship in 1994. Danny Lewis, Rip Williams, Tim Green, Mike Sweeney, Jeremy Sherman, Damion Gardner, Mike Kirby, and Brad Noffsinger have also raced for the Wilkerson team.
On Thursday, March 7th, the USAC West Coast and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars will battle at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire and ParkerStores, the action packed “Sin City Showdown” will also feature 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. 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, Keizer Wheels, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, SBI Fuel Systems, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, 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 lwjennings@earthlink.net.
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/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817).
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.