By: Richie Murray – USAC Media
Speedway, Indiana (December 8, 2020)………USAC Silver Crown’s 51st year of competitors options a routine that is made up of 12 occasions – six on the dirt, 5 on the pavement, and a single event but to be declared for the 2021 campaign.
One particular-hundred-ninety-4 earlier USAC main occasions have been contested at Indiana’s Winchester Speedway, but by no means prior to has a USAC Silver Crown “Champ Car” graced the paved 50 percent-mile high banking institutions, preserve for 4 limited length AAA “Big Car” gatherings for the duration of the 1946 season. Even so, the sequence will make its to start with visual appearance on the Silver Crown program in 2021, launching the new year on Sunday afternoon, Could 9. Winchester final hosted a USAC race a decade before in 2011, a Dash race gained by Tracy Hines.
Once considered to be missing to historical past just a brief although in the past, the Hoosier Hundred will return at the time once again in 2021 for its 66th edition on the one-mile dirt oval at the Indiana Point out Fairgrounds on Thursday evening, May 27, an event which is origins date back again to 1953.
The Hoosier Hundred starts a scarce back-to-back again weekend of filth and pavement activities on consecutive nights, with the following evening’s Dave Steele Carb Night Classic hitting the asphalt of Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., just down the road from the Indy Mile on Friday, May possibly 28.
A fast paced stretch in June with 3 gatherings in an eight-working day span starts at a different one particular of America’s most famed dirt tracks, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the first time in two decades on Friday evening, June 18. Following, it is off to the pavement of Wisconsin’s Madison Worldwide Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin on Friday, June 25, followed up by a nevertheless to be announced function at a nevertheless to be identified location.
An August trifecta of Silver Crown showdowns receives its begin on Sunday evening, August 8, at Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway, for the second installment of the Monthly bill Holland Typical, a single calendar year just after the collection debuted on the fifty percent-mile filth oval. It is the initial time ever that various Pennsylvania tracks are established to host Silver Crown activities in the same year. It’s been because 1983, when Nazareth hosted a pair of occasions, that a lot more than one Silver Crown race was held in Pa. in a year.
From there, the collection moves westbound to Brownsburg, Indiana’s Lucas Oil Raceway for the inaugural Hoosier Basic on Saturday night time, August 14. The function also is composed of Dash Autos on Friday night time although Midgets will contest the .686-mile paved oval alongside with Silver Crown on Saturday night. Any driver/team that can gain all a few of the Hoosier Basic races that weekend will get residence $100,000 as element of the Fatheadz $100K Obstacle. If a driver and crew can earn two of the 3 situations, they will accumulate $50,000.
Champ Car racing dates back again to 1934 at the 1-mile grime oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and the Bettenhausen 100 on the historic Springfield Mile will return to its classic mid-August slot on Saturday afternoon, August 21, for the only daytime grime race of the 2021 season.
The series hits the scenic and racy “Magic Mile” of the Du Quoin Point out Fairgrounds in southern Illinois for the Ted Horn 100 on Saturday night, September 4, beneath the lights on the next of the two miles in the “Land of Lincoln.”
The grime is the term when once more for the 39th working of the 4-Crown Nationals at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway, commencing with qualifying on Friday night time, September 24, and the 50-lap feature on Saturday evening, September 25.
2 times ahead of has Ohio’s Toledo Speedway hosted the USAC Silver Crown series finale, in both equally 2010 and 2011. That is after again on the docket in 2021 with the rocket-rapid paved 50 percent-mile and the Rollie Beale Classic serving as the championship decider.
2021 USAC SILVER CROWN Schedule
Sunday, May well 9: Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN
Thursday, May 27: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Indianapolis, IN – “Hoosier Hundred”
Friday, May perhaps 28: Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, IN – “Dave Steele Carb Night Classic”
Friday, June 18: Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA
Friday, June 25: Madison International Speedway – Oregon, WI – “Dairyland 100”
Saturday, June 26: TBA – TBA
Sunday, August 8: Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA – “Bill Holland Classic”
Saturday, August 14: Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, IN – “Hoosier Classic”
Saturday, August 21: Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL – Bettenhausen 100
Saturday, September 4: Du Quoin Point out Fairgrounds – Du Quoin, IL – “Ted Horn 100”
Friday & Saturday, September 24-25: Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – “4-Crown Nationals”
Sunday, Oct 10: Toledo Speedway – Toledo, OH – “Rollie Beale Classic”