DELMAR, Del. – official report — Steve Sabo/SDS Photography photo —
After nine seasons as a corporate entity, the United Racing Company will cease operation in December 2014.
Series officials cited low car count, a diminishing number of shows, the rising cost of operating a 360 sprint car and less fan appeal as primary factors in the closure of the organization.
The URC Sprint Series was owned by John and Cher Zimmerman and Bob Miller.
The announcement comes following the creation of the United Racing Club, a competitor 360 sprint car series based out of the Northeast and headed by team owner Bill Gallagher, and former URC Sprint Series competitors Robbie Stillwaggon and Curt Michael.
The URC Sprint Series held title sponsorship from Rislone for multiple years and had just announced a new title sponsorship agreement with Pioneer Pole Buildings in November.
CREDIT: URC Sprint Series