Tickets are still available for the 53rd USAC "Night of Champions" Banquet January 9, 2009 in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. The tickets, priced at $50.00 each, can be ordered online through the USAC "Store" at www.usacracing.com/store or by calling the USAC office at 317-247-5151.
The Indiana Roof Ballroom at 140 West Washington Street will, for the first time, host this year's USAC "Night for Champions." The Spanish decor of the facility will create a sensational atmosphere for attendees and honored guests and augmenting the ceremonies will be "Maggie Speaks," the Chicago band who will entertain the audience and also serve as a dance band.
Champions of all of USAC's 2008 racing series will be honored, along with numerous other USAC participants and special award recipients.
Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., winner of the 2008 USAC K & N Silver Crown and National Sprint car titles, will also be saluted as USAC's fifth-ever "Triple Crown Champion."
Point fund prizes, championship rings, trophies and distinctive commemorative plaques will be distributed to top achievers and USAC's National racing champions will also receive keys to the city of Indianapolis from the Mayor's office.
The affair, emceed by nationally-renowned Rob Klepper, gets under way with cocktails at 6 pm and dinner is served at 7. The awards ceremonies begin at 8.