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SAWYER PREDICTS SPEED - AND MORE SPEED - WHEN "USAC CHAMPIONSHIP TWINS" TRUE VALUE SILVER CROWN & FORMULA FORD 2000 CARS ATTACK RIR ON JUNE 17 RICHMOND, VA - Richmond International Raceway officials know two things to expect when USAC's...

SAWYER PREDICTS SPEED - AND MORE SPEED - WHEN "USAC CHAMPIONSHIP TWINS" TRUE VALUE SILVER CROWN & FORMULA FORD 2000 CARS ATTACK RIR ON JUNE 17 RICHMOND, VA - Richmond International Raceway officials know two things to expect when USAC's open wheel True Value Silver Crown Championship Series and United States Formula Ford 2000 Series cars visit the quick RIR oval on Saturday, June 17 - speed and more speed. During April tests at RIR, Silver Crown cars eclipsed the track record for all series by more than 5 mph, turning laps in excess of 130 mph. "We don't know how fast speeds may get before Saturday night's USAC CHAMPIONSHIP TWINS are over, but it's not inconceivable to expect average speeds in excess of 135 mph as drivers get comfortable on the course," predicts RIR track president, Paul Sawyer. Practice for the USAC CHAMPIONSHIP TWINS at Richmond gets underway Saturday, June 17th at 9:30 a.m., with qualifying time trials set to begin at 3:30 p.m. Last chances qualifying races at 6:00 and 7:00 will determine the final ten positions in the 36-car Formula Ford 2000 feature and last six positions for the 134-lap Silver Crown feature. The True Value Silver Crown cars take the green flag at 8:00 p.m. EDT, followed by the Formula Ford 2000 Qualitee Cup 50-lap feature event. Defending series champion, Jimmy Sills of Placerville, CA, was the first Silver Crown entrant. For Milwaukie, OR's Mike Bliss, 1993 champ, RIR's USAC CHAMPIONSHIP TWINS may have a bittersweet taste, as he's announced it'll be his next to last open wheel race. Bliss, however, will return to Richmond wheeling a NASCAR SuperTruck on September 7 for RIR's FAS MART SUPERTRUCK SHOOTOUT.

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Series USAC
Drivers Mike Bliss , Jimmy Sills