Indiana Sprint Week 2008 dates announced

8 "INDIANA SPRINT WEEK" DATES SET FOR 2008 The 21st USAC "Indiana Sprint Week" schedule was finalized last night during the annual "Indiana Sprint Week" race organizer meeting at USAC headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. ...

8 "INDIANA SPRINT WEEK" DATES SET FOR 2008

The 21st USAC "Indiana Sprint Week" schedule was finalized last night during the annual "Indiana Sprint Week" race organizer meeting at USAC headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

Eight races are planned and the schedule mirrors the 2007 slate with six tracks hosting events.

Lawrenceburg Speedway is the opening venue, with Wednesday and Thursday races July 9-10. Gas City I-69 Speedway is the Friday-Saturday venue July 11-12. Kokomo Speedway hosts the Sunday night, July 13 event.

The 2008 "Indiana Sprint Week" calendar concludes with a Thursday, July 17 date at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, a Friday, July 18 race at Bloomington Speedway and the Saturday night, July 19 finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

Dave Darland is the defending "Indiana Sprint Week" champion and hopes to tie Kevin Thomas as the only four-time series titlists. He has 10 career "ISW" feature victories, tied with Jon Stanbrough, only two behind all-time leader Cory Kruseman, who has won 12.

Bloomington Speedway, the penultimate race July 18, marks the 21st appearance of "ISW" at that track, a series record. Kokomo has hosted 17 to date. In all, 108 total races have been conducted, with 35 different drivers tasting victory. Adding their names to that list in 2007 were first-time winners Brady Short, Daron Clayton and Jerry Coons Jr.

"We are pleased to finalize these dates at this time," said Lucas Oil National Sprint Series Coordinator Greg Staab. "Everyone involved wanted to give race fans ample opportunity to make plans to attend this extremely exciting series of races. Last year's events were conducted with virtually no weather interruptions and we look forward to the 21st season of one of America's most competitive motorsports events."

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Cory Kruseman , Jerry Coons , Brady Short , Daron Clayton