2005 schedules announced

"Copper World" Opens 2005 National Midget Slate Sprint Cars Kick Off 2005 Campaign at Eldora April 2 The 2005 USAC National racing schedule kicks off January 29-30 with the 28th "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix (Ariz.) ...

"Copper World" Opens 2005 National Midget Slate
Sprint Cars Kick Off 2005 Campaign at Eldora April 2

The 2005 USAC National racing schedule kicks off January 29-30 with the 28th "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway and is targeted for a late-November conclusion. The preliminary National schedules released today include old and new venues and numerous "traditional" races as USAC's enters its Golden Anniversary season, expected to be its most ambitious ever in terms of total events.

The National and Western Midget Car Series combine for the "Copper World" opener, while the Valvoline USAC National Sprint Cars make their 2005 debut at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The National Midget calendar again includes traditional races like the Copper World, Night Before the 500, Buckeye Nationals, Belleville Midget Nationals, Hut Hundred, Four Crown Nationals and Turkey Night Grand Prix, while the Sprint Car slate includes the Don-Branson/Jud Larson Classic, Glen Niebel Classic, Rich Vogler Classic, Border Wars, Tony Hulman Classic, Little 500, Buckeye Nationals, Valvoline Indiana Sprint Week, Mopar Thunder, Joe James/Pat O'Connor Classic, Four Crown Nationals, Perris Oval Nationals and Western World Open.

New to the 2005 Midget schedule are the National Midget Hall of Fame Classic in Sun Prairie, Wisc. August 27, as well as a return to the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park. The Sprint Cars will return to the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park and Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa. as well as visiting the famed Milwaukee Mile on August 27.

The 2005 schedules are continuing to be finalized and are subject to additions or changes as the season progresses.

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart