USAC National Sprint Cars Set For 46-Race Slate

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The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series' 2020 schedule has been released. (Dallas Breeze photo)

INDIANAPOLIS –¬†Forty-six events at 23 different venues across 14 states make up the 2020 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series calendar.

Within the schedule, many familiar favorites join a bevy of race tracks making their return to the schedule after several years away.

For the 11th consecutive season, the series begins the campaign with three-straight events in Florida, at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Feb. 13-15.

From there, the season kicks into gear in the Midwest springtime with an April 4 visit to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, followed by a southern Indiana doubleheader weekend at Bloomington Speedway on April 17 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on April 18.

Seven races are slated for the month of May, with a double-dip weekend on May 1 and May 2 at Kansas’ Lakeside Speedway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

The banks of Eldora Speedway welcome the series on May 8-9 for #LetsRaceTwo, alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Week of Indy commences with the 50th running of the Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on May 20. May rounds up with two consecutive nights at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex, the series’ first trip to the track since 2016.

The 14th edition of Eastern Storm takes the series eastbound to Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey for five sprint races in a six-night span.

Eastern Storm begins June 9 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., continued June 10 at the newly-reconfigured Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., heads to Pennsylvania’s BAPS Motor Speedway on June 11, and then takes a day off before resuming June 13 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway in Pennsylvania.

The Eastern Storm finale will be June 14 at New York’s Weedsport Speedway, while June comes to a close with a northern double, first at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway on June 26 before a return to Michigan and I-96 Speedway for the first time since 2013 on June 27.

Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway celebrates Independence Day in style with the Bill Gardner Sprintacular on July 4, followed a week later by the series’ lone visit to Nebraska and I-80 Speedway on July 9.

The second edition of the Corn Belt Nationals arrives on July 10-11 at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, before the schedule rolls from one fabled half-mile dirt track to another as July 15 finds the series back at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Late July brings about the 33rd installment of Indiana Sprint Week for seven races in nine days across the Hoosier state, opening with Gas City I-69 Speedway on July 24 before heading to Kokomo Speedway on July 25 and Lawrenceburg on July 26.

The series hits the road again for the second half of ISW at Terre Haute on July 29, followed by Lincoln Park on July 30, Bloomington on July 31 and Tri-State on August 1, the first time the ISW series has ventured into the month of August since 1993.

The lone non-points, special event of the year – #GYATK Night – takes place at Kokomo on Aug. 26, leading into the ninth running of Sprint Car Smackdown at the quarter-mile dirt oval for three nights in a row Aug. 27-29.

Terre Haute’s Jim Hurtubise Classic has the series back at the Action Track for the third time on Sept. 18, as will the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State on Sept. 19.

Gas City’s James Dean Classic takes place on Sept. 24, followed by the 39th edition of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. The Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg wind down the Midwest portion of the season on Oct. 3.

For USAC, November signals the time to head west for a pair of prestigious events in California and Arizona.

First up is the 25th running of the Oval Nationals at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway for three nights on Nov. 5-7. The following week is the season finale alongside the AMSOIL USAC/CRA and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprints on Nov. 13-14 at Arizona Speedway, during the 53rd annual Western World Championships.

2020 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

Feb. 13 – Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, Fla.
Feb. 14 – Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, Fla.
Feb. 15 – Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, Fla.
April 4 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, Ind.
April 17 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
April 18 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
May 1 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
May 2 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, Mo.
May 8 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio
May 9 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio
May 20 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Ind.
May 29 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, Minn.
May 30 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, Minn.
June 9 – Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, Pa.
June 10 – Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, N.J.
June 11 – BAPS Motor Speedway – York Haven, Pa.
June 13 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, Pa.
June 14 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, N.Y.
June 26 – Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, Ind.
June 27 – I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, Mich.
July 4 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
July 9 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.
July 10 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa
July 11 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa
July 15 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio
July 24 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
July 25 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
July 26 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, Ind.
July 29 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Ind.
July 30 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
July 31 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
Aug. 1 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
Aug. 26 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind. **
Aug. 27 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
Aug. 28 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
Aug. 29 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
Sept. 18 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Ind.
Sept. 19 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
Sept. 24 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
Sept. 26 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio
Oct. 3 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Nov. 5 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.
Nov. 6 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.
Nov. 7 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.
Nov. 13 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Nov. 14 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Ariz.