USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SERIES PLANS EASTERN SWING OPENING AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1

Date: 5/12/2010 11:49:59 PM

 
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USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SERIES PLANS EASTERN SWING OPENING AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1

Hold on to your seats!  Four nights of wingless sprint car racing is coming to the east when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars make their fourth annual tour, returning to Pennsylvania and, adding a stop in New Jersey.

The USAC wingless sprints will open the Eastern Storm  at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 1 then travel to the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, June 2,  New Egypt Speedway on Thursday, June 3 and closing out the tour  on Friday night, June 4 at the Big Diamond Raceway.

Wingless sprint car racing is just about as "extreme" as you can get on a dirt track.    There is three wide racing, slide jobs and just a little wheel banging that will find you slipping back, deeper into your seat as they rim-ride the high groove of the track.

"USAC's rich Eastern heritage will again be revisited when the AMSOIL National Sprint cars return to contest this year's "Eastern Storm."  When USAC Sprint racing started in 1956 there was actually an Eastern Sprint Car Series, five years before the National Series began. The champions of this series were legendary and set the tone for USAC competition in the East. So much of USAC's rich history is linked to Eastern racing. It's great to think this great tradition continues to this day. Tracks in the East formed the very backbone for USAC in the early days and produced some of our best racing ever. There's no reason to believe that this year's Eastern Storm will be any different and we look forward to the many lasting memories which will result. Enjoy watching the finest open-wheel talent compete on some of America's most competitive race tracks", commented Dick Jordan USAC VP of Communications.

The Tuesday night, June 1 USAC show at Grandview Speedway is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.   Joining the USAC wingless sprints will be the ARDC wingless midgets, a favorite show for any open wheel race fan.  Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.    General admission tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and kids under 6 will be admitted Free.

The New Jersey Speedway will host the USAC wingless sprints on Thursday night, June 3.  This event will mark the first visit by USAC in the state of New Jersey in thirty-two years.   Joining the USAC wingless sprints at New Egypt will be the big block modifieds racing for $3,000 to win the 30 lap feature.   Gates will open at 5 PM with racing taking the first green flag at 7:30 PM.   General admission tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and kids under six will be admitted for free.

Advance tickets are now on sale for the Grandview and New Egypt USAC events.  Please make your check payable to :   Grandview Speedway and mail payment to Thunder Series   11747 Winding Creek Drive    Berlin, MD  21811.    Please enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope and your tickets will be mailed directly to you.

At both Grandview and New Egypt,  advance ticket holders may enter the grandstand at 4:30 PM, one half hour before general admission tickets go on sale.

For more information, please visit:  www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Early Pre-entry list includes: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, IN, Tracy Hines/New Castle, IN, Kyle Cummins/Princeton, IN, Bobby East/Brownsburg, IN, Caleb Armstrong/New Castle, IN, Chris Windom/Canton, IL, Ricky Williams/Clinton, OH, Mark Bitner/Columbus, NJ, Kyle Robbins/New Castle, IN, Shane Hmiel/ Pleasant Garden, NC, Levi Jones/Olney, IL, Bud Kaeding/Campbell, CA, Brady Short/Bedford, IN, Casey Riggs/Shelbyville, IN, Henry Clarke/Villa Park, CA, Dave Darland/Lincoln, IN, Jerry Coons Jr./Tuscon, AZ, Damion Cardner/Concord, CA and Jesse Hockett Warsaw, MO.

USAC SPRINT CAR TRACK RECORD at Grandview Speedway
1 Lap*  6/6/07  Daron Clayton   13.868
8 Laps  6/2/09  Dave Darland    1:55.69
10 Laps 6/6/07  Mat Neely        2:27.30


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