November 21, 2013 – Story by Steven Ovens – Photo Credit to DIRTcar Racing
On the same day that NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week fans received emails letting them know that they can start renewing their ticket packages, DIRTcar Racing stepped up their program another notch. They later announced that the USAC Silver Crown Series would be making their return to the ‘Moody Mile’ in 2014, 40 years after the USAC Series debuted at Syracuse. Al Unser topped Mario Andretti on that day, and J.J. Yeley won the last USAC event sanctioned at the New York State Fairgrounds in 2003.
They will mob the track on Saturday of Super DIRT Week and share the card with the DIRTcar 358-Modified series, which will run their 150-mile championship. This will shuffle the DIRT Sportsman to Sunday’s card where they will join the DIRT Pro Stocks and the 200-mile Syracuse 200 for the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified series.
“We’re excited to bring the Silver Crown Series back to Syracuse,” said USAC President Kevin Miller. “Super DIRT Week is such an historic event, and we are definitely looking forward to putting on a show for the passionate race fans that have been going there for more than 40 years.”
“The USAC Silver Crown Series has a rich history at Syracuse, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back in 2014,” said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. “We’re always trying to enhance our events for our fans. We have incredible racing at Syracuse with the Big-Blocks, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks, now bringing the Silver Crown cars back to the Mile will make the week even bigger for everybody.”
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