22-Race Schedule For USAC-CRA

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Mike Spencer during USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series competition at Perris Auto Speedway. (Doug Allen photo)
Mike Spencer during USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series competition at Perris Auto Speedway. (Doug Allen photo)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Officials with the AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series have revealed the 2013 schedule for the non-wing 410 sprint series.

Showcasing 22 nights of action, the traditional 410s will kickoff their campaign on March 1st with the two day “Copper On Dirt” at Canyon Speedway Park. The regional series will also return to the clay ovals of Perris, Santa Maria, Watsonville, Calistoga and Yuma, Arizona.

Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway will host 10 dates on the calendar. The home track for USAC-CRA will continue to feature special events like the “Salute To Indy” on May 25 and the “Firecracker 30” on July 4.

The popular “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” is set for Aug. 17 and the “Glenn Howard Classic” will be held Sept. 14.

The “Southern California Fair Race” is Oct. 5 and the champion will be crowned at the Budweiser Oval Nationals which begins on Nov. 1. On the strength of seven of their nine wins at the half-mile track, Mike Spencer and the Ron Chaffin Motorsports team earned their fifth straight championship in 2012. For more information on the Perris events, visit perrisautospeedway.com.

In addition to the season opening “Copper on Dirt,” Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona will host the two-day “Hall of Fame Classic.” Starting Oct. 25, the co-sanctioned event with the USAC National Series will also showcase Arizona “hot shoes” against the best from the Midwest, California, and New Mexico.

After a successful debut last season, Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway will showcase USAC-CRA for two nights of action beginning on April 19. Owned by the Cocopah Indian Tribe, many improvements have been made to the facility, including a larger grandstand for spectators.

John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway in Watsonville will feature two dates on the schedule. The Friday night events on June 21 and Aug. 9 will open a special doubleheader with Santa Maria and could play a key role in the championship.

Ruben and Katy Munoz have taken over the promotions at Santa Maria Speedway and will host two dates on the calendar. The Saturday night races on June 22nd and Aug. 10 at the third-mile track will close out the special doubleheaders with Watsonville.

The scenic Calistoga Speedway will showcase the popular two-day “Louie Vermeil Classic” over Labor Day weekend. Starting Aug. 31, the co-sanctioned races with the USAC Western Classic Racing Series will also host vintage cars, an autograph session, auctions, wine tasting, and more events for fans to enjoy.

2013 AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date – Track – Location

March 1-2 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Ariz.

March 9 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

April 6 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

April 19-20 – Cocopah Speedway – Yuma, Ariz.

May 4 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

May 25 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

June 21 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.

June 22 – Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, Calif.

July 4 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

Aug. 9 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.

Aug. 10 – Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, Calif.

Aug. 17 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, Calif.

Sept. 14 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

Oct. 5 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

Oct. 25-26 – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Ariz.

Nov. 1-2 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.

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