Tyler Courtney Earns USAC Super License

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Tyler Courtney at speed en route to winning the USAC sprint car portion the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. (Julia Johnson photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Tyler Courtney has also earned this year’s Mike Curb Super License and the $5,000 that goes with it.

Courtney, who wrapped up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title earlier this month, earned 3,809 points across USAC’s Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget divisions.

Justin Grant was second with 3,694 points, while Kevin Thomas Jr. (3,662), Brady Bacon (3,389) and Chris Windom (3,223) rounded out the top five.

Courtney led all drivers with a season-high 13 feature wins in USAC national competition in 2018. His 11 National Sprint Car victories came at nine different racetracks with two wins apiece at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. and Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track as well as single wins at Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, Tri-City Speedway in Illinois, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and his final win coming at Arizona Speedway.

In the process, he became just the 10th driver to win a double-digit number of USAC National Sprint Car races in a single season.

In the P1 Insurance National Midgets, he recorded two victories, at Kokomo and at Eldora, finishing fourth in series points.

In Silver Crown, he was 19th in the standings, winning the pole and finishing third at Terre Haute.  He finished third again in the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.