Tulsa to host Silver Crown event

TULSA, Okla. (February 2, 2003) - Auto racing will make a long-awaited return to the legendary Tulsa Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 14, as the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown series will take to the ¾-mile dirt oval for the inaugural Tulsa ...

TULSA, Okla. (February 2, 2003) - Auto racing will make a long-awaited return to the legendary Tulsa Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 14, as the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown series will take to the ¾-mile dirt oval for the inaugural Tulsa 100.

Emmett Hahn, founder and President of the American Sprint Car Series and co-promoter of the Chili Bowl Nationals, has successfully inked a contract with the City of Tulsa to bring the excitement of auto racing back to the Tulsa Fairgrounds for the time since the early 1980's.

The USAC Silver Crown cars last competed on the famed Tulsa Fairgrounds soil in 1980, then a 5/8-mile oval, when Rich Vogler and Billy Englehart shared victory honors in the twin-75 lap main events.

Crews have been busy in recent weeks prepping the oval for auto racing action, with the installation of a new retaining wall near completion. The track has served as a horse racing facility in recent years.

Tickets for this September's Tulsa 100 will be $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved box seats. A new website for the Tulsa Fairgrounds track, providing more detailed information regarding the event, will be launched in the coming days. Additional information is available by calling the office at 918-838-3777.

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