Pilot Regional Spring program debuts in May

PILOT REGIONAL SPRINT PROGRAM DEBUTS MAY 28 AT ILLIANA A brand-new pilot program for USAC Regional Pavement Sprint Car competition debuts May 28 at the Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind. The three-race slate includes...

PILOT REGIONAL SPRINT PROGRAM DEBUTS MAY 28 AT ILLIANA

A brand-new pilot program for USAC Regional Pavement Sprint Car competition debuts May 28 at the Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind. The three-race slate includes races at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway June 18 and back at Illiana on August 6.

Sporting the same rules as USAC's National Sprint Car Series with 410 c.i. engines, the series is designed to develop sprint car racing talent much the same as the successful Regional Midget Series has done for the sport of USAC National Midget racing.

USAC has had tremendous success with its Regional Midget program and this step toward a similar structure with sprint cars is a natural progression. These races will be held under the auspices of DK Promotions, whose director, Don Kenyon, has been instrumental in helping build this concept from the very start. This concept is expected to create a great opportunity for aspiring drivers to get valuable seat time at tracks which will offer experience toward reaching the next level of their careers.

The feature events are expected to be 30 laps in distance and the races at Illiana Motor Speedway will be the first for USAC at that venue since Bobby East won a Midget race in 2001. Jason McCord won USAC's last Sprint race at Illiana, also in 2001.

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Series USAC
Drivers Bobby East , Jason McCord