Sprint Car
Wednesday, 12 January 2011




SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (January 12, 2011) – A 16-race schedule of events has been announced for the brand-new USAC Western Classic Racing Series for 2011. The schedule consists of eight dirt and eight pavement races at 10 different race tracks.


A rules package that will equalize both 410 and 360 cubic inch Sprint Cars will be announced shortly and championships will be awarded for the dirt, pavement, and overall points series.


Promoted as a “Tribute to NARC”, races will honor a legendary member of the Northern California racing community in a tradition already established by the “Louie Vermeil Classic” at Calistoga Speedway.


The first-year series kicks off on dirt on March 11 during the “Mini Gold Cup” at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.  The USAC Western Classic Racing Series sprints will be joined by the USAC Western Midgets for a fan-friendly double-header of action.


Following Chico, the next four races will be on pavement.  Kenny Shepherd’s Madera Speedway near Fresno will host the WCRS on April 2 for the “Gerhardt Classic” and again on June 11.  USAC will travel to Rick Faeth’s Shasta Raceway Park on April 23 and to All American Speedway in Roseville for a race on May 14.


June 17 and 18 will see the USAC WCRS face off with the stars of the Southern California-based USAC/CRA in races at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Santa Maria Speedway.


The series will then get back to the pavement in July with an event at the famed Stockton 99 Speedway on July 9 and a return to All American Speedway on July 23.


One of the highlights of the 2011 calendar is a double-header at Silver Dollar Speedway on August 5 and a race at Placerville Speedway on August 6.


The USAC-promoted “Louie Vermeil Classic” will run its fourth annual revival on Labor Day weekend at historic Calistoga Speedway.  It will be followed by a huge USAC Western Classic Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday September 8, during the “Gold Cup Race of Champions”.


A busy summer of Sprint Car racing will conclude with a pair of pavement races, as the series closes out its three races at Madera Speedway on September 17 and the series championship will be during the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at TOYOTA Speedway in Irwindale.


Registration forms will be available shortly for competitors, with an option of committing to either the dirt or pavement schedules or both. Incentives are being developed for the first 16 participants exercising the “commitment” option in each championship (dirt or pavement).


The 2011 USAC Western racing schedules for all series are currently being finalized, including the existing Western Sprint Car Series of pavement races, with eight of those events included in the new Western Classic Racing Series.


More information on the USAC Western Classic Racing Series is available on Facebook at keywords “USAC Western Classic Racing Series”.  The United States Auto Club is online at  The USAC Western States is available at with contact information and the latest news.


Potential sponsors and competitors can contact Tommy Hunt at the USAC Western office for more information.  Tommy can be reached at (916) 864-8722.


2011 USAC Western Classic Racing Series Sprint Car schedule


Friday March 11 Dirt Sprint Silver Dollar Speedway

Saturday April 2 Pavement Sprint Madera Speedway - gerhardt
Saturday April 23 Pavement Sprint Shasta Raceway Park

Saturday May 14 Pavement Sprint All American Speedway

Saturday June 11 Pavement Sprint Madera Speedway
Friday June 17 Dirt Sprint Ocean Speedway
Saturday June 18 Dirt Sprint Santa Maria Speedway

Saturday July 9 Pavement Sprint Stockton 99 Speedway
Saturday July 23 Pavement Sprint All American Speedway

Friday August 5 Dirt Sprint Silver Dollar Speedway
Saturday August 6 Dirt Sprint Placerville Speedway

Saturday September 3 Dirt Sprint Calistoga
Sunday September 4 Dirt Sprint Calistoga
Thursday September 8 Dirt Sprint Silver Dollar Speedway
Saturday September 17 Pavement Sprint Madera Speedway

Thursday November 24 Pavement Sprint TOYOTA Speedway at Irwindale