USAC Dirt Triple Crown Starts In Pa.

Phoenixville USAC winners celebrate in Victory Lane.
Phoenixville USAC winners celebrate in Victory Lane.
Phoenixville USAC winners celebrate in Victory Lane.

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. – The USAC Honda Dirt Triple Crown Series kicked off its 2014 season at Phoenixville, Pa. over the weekend, and saw several first-time winners collect trophies.

With more 200 cars in attendance, it was the largest car count for the Dirt Series in its history.

“When pre-registration closed on Wednesday night, we knew it was going to be big,” said Kyle McCain, .25 Director. “It’s a challenge with 216 cars and running 51 races on Saturday, but our USAC Staff enjoys seeing all the new faces and looks forward to the Dirt Series.”

Alek Andrecs won both the Junior Honda and Briggs Junior Animal divisions.

Tyler Eckhart won Heavy 160, Zakery Vickers took Heavy Honda, Briggs Danner won Briggs Senior Animal, John Bangs was the victor in Briggs Light World Formula, and Jesse James Bartleson took the win in Briggs Heavy World Formula. Hannah Flood (Briggs Unrestricted Animal), Kane Rogers (Honda Light 160) and Conner Weiss (Senior Honda) were the only local winners.

Mason Mazzerle  and Michael Hoffmaster won Red Rookie races, and Deakon Clark won Blue Rookie. All Rookie competitors took home a gold participation medallion.

Alek and Bradan Andrecs finished 1-2 in both Junior Classes. It was Alek’s first USAC National win, although he finished 4th in Briggs Junior Animal in the Dirt Series in 2013.

“It is so cool when everybody from all over comes to race at our track and different kids finish in top positions,” Flood said.

“It’s nice to see that even though some kids don’t race at Phoenixville on a weekly basis they still got a good finish and a nice start on their points for the series. I love seeing all of the little kids that have worked so hard do their very best.”