USAC/CRA Sprints Set For 26-Race Slate In ’18

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The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series has finalized its 2018 calendar of races. (Doug Allen photo)

PERRIS, Calif. — Heading into its 15th season, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will feature 26 events at 11 race tracks in 2018.

Starting with the March 3 So Cal Showdown and closing with the Nov. 10 Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway, the traditional 410s are poised for another competitive season.

The popular fifth annual California Sprint Week remains a highlight on the calendar with six races in eight nights at five speedways.

Perris Auto Speedway will host 10 races on the schedule. Promoted by Don Kazarian, “America’s Premier Dirt Track” continues to showcase events like the So Cal Showdown with the World of Outlaws on March 3 and the Sokola Shootout on April 21. The Salute to Indy on May 26, the Aug. 18 California Racers Hall of Fame Night, and the Glenn Howard Classic on Sept. 22 are “must see events.”

Starting Nov. 8, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprints will clash for three nights at the prestigious 23rd annual Budweiser Oval Nationals.

Canyon Speedway Park returns to the AMSOIL USAC-CRA calendar with the two-day Spring Showcase starting on March 9.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., will host the USAC-CRA Sprint Cars on April 14, along the USAC Western States Midgets.

Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway will feature the AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Cars on May 7.

The popular Santa Maria Raceway will host two nights on the schedule. The traditional 410 sprints will headline the action at the July 7 Doug Fort Memorial and Aug. 4.

The scenic Calistoga Speedway will open the fifth annual California Sprint Week on Sept. 1 with two nights of action. Promoted by Tommy Hunt and HMC Promotions, the 11th annual Louie Vermeil Classic will also feature the USAC Western States Midgets, vintage cars, an autograph session, auctions, wine tasting and more.

On Sept. 3, Petaluma Speedway will host the third round of California Sprint Week.

On Sept. 6, the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway will host the fifth round of California Sprint Week on Sept. 7.

The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will invade the Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford on Sept. 8.

Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona will host four nights on the 2018 schedule. Promoted by Jonah Trussel, the two-day Hall of Fame Classic will begin Oct. 28. The USAC National co-sanctioned 51st annual Western World Championships will also feature the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars.

 

2018 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Schedule

March 3 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

March 9-10 — Canyon Speedway Park — Peoria, Ariz.

April 14 — Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway — Tulare, Calif.

April 21 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

May 5 — Ventura Raceway — Ventura, Calif.

May 26 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

June 23 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

July 7 — Santa Maria Raceway — Santa Maria, Calif.

Aug. 4 — Santa Maria Raceway — Santa Maria, Calif.

Aug. 18 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

Sept. 1-2 — Calistoga Speedway — Calistoga, Calif.

Sept. 3 — Petaluma Speedway — Petaluma, Caif.

Sept. 6 — Silver Dollar Speedway — Chico, Calif.

Sept. 7 — Ocean Speedway — Watsonville, Calif.

Sept. 8 — Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds — Hanford, Calif.

Sept. 22 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

Sept. 28-29 — Arizona Speedway — San Tan Valley, Ariz.

Oct. 20 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

Nov. 2-3 — Arizona Speedway — San Tan Valley, Ariz.

Nov. 8-10 — Perris Auto Speedway — Perris, Calif.

CREDIT: AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series

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