Hines Announces 2013 USAC Plans

Tracy Hines plans to chase USAC's Triple Crown during 2013. (Don Figler photo)
Tracy Hines plans to chase USAC’s Triple Crown during 2013. (Don Figler photo)

NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Tracy Hines has announced plans to compete full-time in all three of USAC’s national touring divisions in 2013.

“We’re really looking forward to the 2013 season,” said Hines. “We have a lot of work to do between now and then, but we’ll be ready. There is nothing quite like getting to run all three USAC divisions and we’ll do our best to chase wins and championships in all three series.”

Hines, who claimed the 2002 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series title, will pilot his self-owned No. 4 under the Tracy Hines Racing banner in 2013 with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series. Hines is in the process of assembling a team from scratch that will be based out of his shop in Indiana. Hines will run DRC race cars and is currently working on an engine deal.

Hines will again be behind the wheel of the No. 24 Parker Machinery Spike in 2013 to contest the full USAC Mopar National Midget Series schedule. Parker Machinery will serve as the team owner and sponsor. The team will utilize Toyota Racing Development engines from Stanton Racing Engines.

In the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series, the 2000 series champion, will campaign the No. 16 for Mark Lightfoot and Lightfoot Racing for the fourth straight year.