INDIANAPOLIS — The USAC Silver Crown Series suffered another blow this week with the announcement that Team 6R Racing has closed its doors.
Team co-owner Darryl Guiducci made the announcement on the team’s website. Team 6R fielded as many as three cars in the series this season.
“It is with a heavy heart, that I announce Team 6R Racing has had to cease operations,” Guiducci said. “We started racing in 1988, and after 24 years of great competition and camaraderie, we have had to come to a stopping point.
“Please understand that our ceasing of operations has nothing to do with the state of USAC, or the Silver Crown series. I fully believe in USAC, Silver Crown racing and its future, and will continue do whatever I can to support the series.
“Unfortunately, with the current state of our nation and economy, and the implications that it has had on Jet-Star, I am unable to continue with our racing efforts at this time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Team 6R members for their support and friendship, thank all of the fans and supporters of Team 6R Racing, the United States Auto Club and the Silver Crown series, and thank all of the friends that we’ve made enjoying the sport we love for their kindness and support.”
Tanner Swanson, Tracy Hines and Levi Jones raced Team 6R entries during the 2012 season.
The move came a week after two-time series champion Bud Kaeding tweeted that he was shutting down his Silver Crown team because of a lack of sponsorship.