WS: WM: 2003 schedules announced

The preliminary 2003 USAC National and Western Sprint Car and Midget Car schedules reflect new and traditional venues, while encompassing numerous "combo" events. A total of 92 events are listed, with more in the negotiation stage, to be announced...

The preliminary 2003 USAC National and Western Sprint Car and Midget Car schedules reflect new and traditional venues, while encompassing numerous "combo" events. A total of 92 events are listed, with more in the negotiation stage, to be announced when finalized.

The 2003 Midget Car Series debuts with a March 15 National/Western event at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway and concludes with three National/Western events on the west coast. The National Sprint Cars open with races at Rossburg, Ohio and Anderson, Ind. April 5-6 and conlude with an October 8 race at Charlotte, NC. The Western Sprint Cars open May 17 at Stockton, CA and finish with three events in late-November.

Changes for 2003 include additional "National/Western" Midget Car events at the beginning of the season, the new "Twin 25" Midget races at Irwindale April 26, a two-day USAC speedfest at Lawrenceburg, Ind., back-to-back classics at Terre Haute, Ind. (Hut Hundred and Sumar Classic), a USAC "tripleheader" at Pikes Peak International Raceway, a return to Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Speedway for a Sprint/Midget doubleheader, the separation of the Lincoln-Belleville dates from "Brickyard 400" weekend, a three-race swing for Sprint Cars as part of the Non-Wing World Championship (co-sanctioned by SCRA), a new date for the Nazareth, Pa. "tripleheader", a new doubleheader at the Wisconsin Dells and a first visit to the Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

New dates for the Western series include a return to Ventura Raceway, a second Sprint car date at Salt Lake City, UT and a possible four-race northwestern swing opening at East Wenatchee, Wash.

Additional dates are in the discussion stage for all USAC series and will be released when firm.

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