Gold Crown Championship Meets with Universal Approval Car owners show enthusiastic support The projected USAC Gold Crown Championship met with universal approval at an initial meeting of potential car owners. The series roll out was unanimously...
Gold Crown Championship Meets with Universal Approval
Car owners show enthusiastic support
The projected USAC Gold Crown Championship met with universal approval at an initial meeting of potential car owners. The series roll out was unanimously agreed upon with the first cars due to appear in 2009. Testing and development will follow in 2010 with a 10-race program scheduled for the year after.
"I was very encouraged by the enthusiastic way in which the teams bought into the program, also the great ideas they added to our plan for the Gold Crown Championship," said series coordinator Bruce Ashmore.
The Gold Crown Championship is to be the Destination Series of USAC as well as being on the ladder system of open wheel racing for drivers aspiring to the famed Indianapolis 500. Gold Crown construction will be tube-framed, front-engined, open-wheel cars specially designed to race on both superspeedways and road courses.
"We had a fun evening and I want to thank everyone for coming, now we need to get the cars built and get them to the track to start our test program" said Darryl Guiducci series principle.
The event, which took place on March 9, 2009, was held at the Holiday Inn @ The Pyramids, Indianapolis. Around 30 people were present representing 10 of USAC's front running teams. Delegates travelled to the meeting from throughout the United States including California, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, San Diego, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.
Production of the cars will now commence with four different chassis constructors -- Ashmore Design, Devin Race Cars, Riley Technologies and Rock Chassis. Teams will also have a choice of engine, these being the existing Silver Crown specification units from Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar and Toyota.