MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — New details regarding the Sprint Car Council, which was formed in August, have been released.
The Sprint Car Council, which was announced in August alongside a new set of safety regulations for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, represents sanctioning bodies, tracks, cars owners, chassis builders and drivers.
The goal of the Sprint Car Council is to improve communication among members of the sprint car racing industry. While not a governing body, the council will work together on car and track safety, rule consistency, maintaining costs, enforcing suspensions across tracks and series and improving the sprint car racing industry as a whole.
“Many people in the industry are aware that we had a vision and goal to assemble a council when we met in August during the Knoxville Nationals,” said Tony Stewart, the owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “I am extremely excited about the enthusiasm and participation from our members. This is a great opportunity for all of us to improve sprint car racing for years to come.”
The council will feature representation from individuals from tracks and series from across the United States, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC, Knoxville Raceway and more.
“Since 1978, the World of Outlaws has been a leader in sprint car racing and we are pleased to expand on that role with the Sprint Car Council,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Going back 10 years with our stakeholders group, the World of Outlaws has strived to bring the industry closer and to strengthen the foundation of sprint car racing while keeping an eye toward the future. We hope through the sprint car council all the parties can learn from each other to continue enhancing the sport we all love.”
The council will meet four times per year, at a minimum, with to-be-determined dates in February, August, November and December.
Sanctioning bodies and tracks represented on the Sprint Car Council include the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, American Sprint Car Series, Attica Raceway Park, BAPS Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints, Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway, Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway, the Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n, the National Sprint League, Port Royal Speedway, POWRi, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, Skagit Speedway, Upper Midwest Sprint Series, USAC, the Midwest SprintCar Ass’n, the World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway.
Additional members of the Sprint Car Council are CJB Motorsports Crew Chief and chassis builder Barry Jackson, former World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman, John Darby (consultant), Kevin Nouse representing the PA 358 Sprints, team owner and engineer Mark Chevalier, former crew chief Ryan Hand and driver Paul McMahan.