USAC’s Curb Super License Goes To Chris Windom

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Chris Windom captured the Mike Curb Super License from USAC this season. (Al Steinberg photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Windom added another accolade to his resume by capturing the Mike Curb Super License for the first time in his career this season.

Windom did so by accumulating the most total points throughout the USAC national season, across the National Sprint Car, National Midget and Silver Crown disciplines.

The Super License crown comes on top of Windom’s first career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series championship, his ProSource Passing Master title and becoming just the seventh career Triple Crown champion in the history of the sanctioning body.

Windom, from Canton, Ill., finished the campaign with 3,694 points, 632 more than his nearest competition, and was the only driver to compete in all 60 USAC national features during the year.

He also became just the fifth driver in USAC history to finish inside the top-three of the point standings for Silver Crown, Sprint and Midgets in a single year. He earned final placings of third in Silver Crown, second in Sprints and was the Midget champion.

The only other drivers to achieve that feat previously were Rich Vogler (1980-’81, ’89), Ken Schrader (1983), Tony Stewart (1995) and J.J. Yeley (2002-’03).

Justin Grant finished second in the final Super License standings at 3,062. Tyler Courtney was third at 2,355; Brady Bacon ended fourth at 2,243; and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top five at 2,100.

This was the 22nd year for the Mike Curb Super License program, which netted Windom a $5,000 reward and a USAC Super License worth $900 as the driver who finished with the most combined points with the three series during the season.

Previous Super License or USAC national championship winners include Dave Darland (1999, 2015), Tracy Hines (2000, ’08, 2013-’14), J.J. Yeley (2001-’03), Jay Drake (2004), Josh Wise (2005-’06), Jerry Coons Jr. (2007), Cole Whitt (2009), the late Bryan Clauson (2010-’12), Brady Bacon (2016), Justin Grant (2017) and Tyler Courtney (2018-’19).