USAC'S 2000 SPRINT, MIDGET SLATE ANNOUNCED
A total of 58 events at 27 race tracks across the country comprise USAC's 2000 Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car and MCI WorldCom National Midget Car schedules, released today. Included in the schedules are five dates which incorporate both series, including the September 29-30 "4-Crown Nationals" at Rossburg, Ohio which also includes the Coors Light Silver Bullet Cars. Other "doubleheaders" are scheduled at Anderson, Ind. (April 2), Salem, Ind. (August 12), Indianapolis Raceway Park (September 16) and Winchester, Ind. (October 22). Ten of the announced dates are among 18 USAC races which will be televised in 2000. Beginning with the "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix, Ariz., other tracks hosting televised events are Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. and Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Tracks listed on the 2000 schedule which did not host 1999 events include Michigan's Hartford Speedway (Hartford) and M-40 Motorsports Arena (Jones), Illinois' Chicago Motor Speedway (Chicago) and Tri-City Speedway (Granite City), Ohio's Toledo Speedway (Toledo), Kansas' Heartland Park Topeka (Topeka), and Indiana's North Vernon Speedway (North Vernon) and Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt). The Stoops Freightliner Sprint Cars were rained out in their only 1999 scheduled appearance at Granite City. Hartford and North Vernon will play host to events in both series, while Topeka, Chicago and both Michigan ovals will be hosting their inaugural USAC races. The Stoops Freightliner Sprint Cars open with the "Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic" April 1 at Rossburg, Ohio and close October 22 with the "Sammy Sessions Memorial" at Winchester, Ind. The MCI WorldCom National Midget Cars open with the February 4-6 "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix, Ariz. and close in late-November. Additional race dates are currently being negotiated and will be released as they become firm.
USAC Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Series 2000 Schedule
April 1 Rossburg, OH April 2 Anderson, IN April 29 %Rossburg, OH April 30 %Winchester, IN May 6 Granite City, IL May 12 (TV) Cedar Rapids, IA May 24 (TV) Anderson, IN May 28 Rossburg, OH June 10 (IRP) Indianapolis, IN June 14 Jones, MI June 15 Terre Haute, IN June 16 Terre Haute, IN June 17 Terre Haute, IN June 24 Rossburg, OH July 7 (TV) Toledo, OH July 15 (IRP)(TV) Indianapolis, IN July 21 @Bloomington, IN July 22 @Lawrenceburg, IN July 23 @North Vernon, IN July 27 @TBA July 28 @Terre Haute, IN July 29 @Putnamville, IN July 30 @Haubstadt, IN August 11 Hartford, MI August 12 Salem, IN August 25 Attica, Ohio August 26 Lawrenceburg, IN September 1 Cedar Rapids, IA September 16 (IRP) Indianapolis, IN September 29-30 Rossburg, OH October 22 Winchester, IN
@=Pennzoil Indiana Sprint Week %=Border Wars VI
USAC MCI WorldCom National Midget Series 2000 Schedule
February 4-6 (TV) @Phoenix, AZ March 11 (RCA Dome)* *Indianapolis, IN April 2 Anderson, IN April 28 Hartford, MI May 27 (IRP) (TV) Indianapolis, IN June 9 @Topeka, KS June 17-18 (TV) @Fountain, CO June 25 Salem, IN June 30 (TV) Anderson, IN July 1 North Vernon, IN July 14 Hartford, MI July 15-16 Chicago, IL August 1 @Lincoln, NE August 3 @Belleville, KS August 4 @Belleville, KS August 5 @Belleville, KS August 12 Salem, IN August 20 Winchester, IN August 23 (IRP)(TV) Indianapolis, IN September 2 Putnamville, IN September 9 North Vernon, IN September 16 (IRP) Indianapolis, IN September 29-30 Rossburg, OH October 22 Winchester, IN November 18 @Bakersfield, CA November 23 (TV) @ Irwindale, CA November 25 @TBA
@=Also Award Western Series Points *=Special Non-Points Event