USAC National Race Car Series Schedule Announced
Fifty-one events are scheduled for the 67th season of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in 2022.
It starts as far south as Florida before hitting mid-season tours as far east as New Jersey and as far north as South Dakota, then wraps up the season with the crowning of a new champion in the west in California.
A number of events will return to the scene after long absences, in addition to first-time tracks and a host of changes from past years. The series last competed at Chillicothe, Ohio, Atomic Speedway in 2010, albeit briefly, before rain washed out the rest of the program. On April 16 of this year, USAC returns 28 years after its last feature at the ⅜ mile land oval in 1994.
A hearty weekend in mid-May makes a jaunt down the Mississippi River for three consecutive USAC National Race Car races.
Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, returns to the fold on May 12 after last holding a series race in 2017. The following night’s venue, US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, is the sole host for the first times on the series schedule, which will be held on May 13. To end the weekend, head to I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, which was last visited by the series in 1996 when it was still paved. The one and only USAC Sprint Car race occasion on I-70 on land was in 1982.
The 52nd running of the Tony Hulman Classic is the oldest race on the series calendar, dating back to 1971. The event moved to weekends for the coming season and has now doubled in size from an overnight at two on May 20 and 21, where he will now occupy two slots on the schedule with the second of two nights now paying $10,000 to win at Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track.
Indiana’s newest dirt track, Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, is scheduled for two back-to-back events during Indy Week, May 25-26, with the second night also paying $10,000 to win.
A Badgerland weekend brings USAC Sprint Cars to the state of Wisconsin on June 25-26. The first of two nights brings the series to Wilmot Raceway for the first time since 2012, while Angell Park Speedway at Sun Prairie rolls out the red carpet for Thunder and Lightning Division action after an absence since 2015.
The bulk of the schedule consists of popular and time-tested annual events across the board, beginning the campaign with Winter Dirt Games XIII at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida for three consecutive nights February 17-19 with the last of the trio of parties paying $10,000 to the winner.
Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway kicks off the first Midwest race of the season on April 2 with Southern Indiana staples Bloomington Speedway and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt serving early season business on April 29 for the Larry Rice Classic and April 30 for the Spring Showdown, respectively.
May brings us power in the form of back-to-back Eldora Speedway stops for #LetsRaceTwo alongside the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws on May 6-7 at the Rossburg, Ohio Half Mile, with both USAC events paying $10,000 for win every night.
Eastern Storm takes the stage with six races in six nights in mid-June in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, starting at Grandview Speedway on June 14, Bridgeport (New Jersey) Motorsports Park on June 15, Selinsgrove Speedway on June 16 and a return to Williams Grove Speedway for the first time since 2018.
The series concludes with a USAC Silver Crown/USAC National Sprint Car doubleheader on June 18 at Port Royal Speedway with the Eastern Storm finale scheduled for June 19 at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway.
The Bill Gardner Sprintacular is spectacular every year, and the event features back-to-back activity nights on July 1 and 2 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, with the finale paying out $10,000 to the winner.
The following week, the series travels to Brandon, South Dakota for the second annual Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals with three nights of USAC National Sprint Car and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget doubleheaders on the map on 8, 9 and July 10. , the finale of which pays $20,000 for the triumphant pilot.
The 35th annual Indiana Sprint Week spanned eight events over a nine-night span between July 22-30, featuring seven familiar Hoosier State venues and a first-time host at the annual USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship summer tour.
Gas City, Kokomo, Lawrenceburg, Terre Haute, Lincoln Park, Bloomington and Tri-State will be joined by Circle City to make 2022 tied for Indiana Sprint Week’s biggest roster. An eight-race schedule was also held in 2007 and 2019.
Sprint Car Smackdown XI is hosting USAC National Sprint Cars for three nights at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway on August 25, 26, and 27 with a $15,000 top prize for the winning driver on the final night of the championship.
The final month of the season brings more powerful and lucrative events with the $12,000 Haubstadt Hustler on September 17 at Tri-State Speedway, followed by the James Dean Classic at Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway on September 22, which leads directly to the $10,000 4-Crown Nationals in Eldora on September 24 and the $10,000 Fall Nationals in Lawrenceburg on October 1.
USAC Sprints wraps up the 2022 campaign on Nov. 3, 4, and 5 with the Oval Nationals at California’s Perris Auto Speedway, which culminates in a $15,000 payday to the winner of the 26th running of the event.
SRX Announces 2022 Schedule
After a successful Year 1, the Superstar Racing Experience is back for Year 2.
On Jan. 31, the series, which swept through the racing community last summer, unveiled its 2022 racing schedule. Tony Stewart won the series’ inaugural championship last year.
All in all, there are a lot of new tracks on the program this time around. The 2022 SRX season kicks off at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on June 18. Five Flags hosts the famous Snowball Derby.
From there, the series will move to South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va., on June 25. The series will then return to Stafford Speedway on July 2. Stafford is one of two tracks returning to the schedule starting in 2021. Nashville Fairgrounds, the other track returning to SRX starting in 2021, tunes for July 9.
After the four paved short track shows, the 2022 SRX season will conclude with back-to-back dirt events, then I-55 Raceway in Missouri will be in place on July 16, while the 2022 season will conclude at Sharon Speedway in Hartford , Ohio, July 23.
Just like in 2021, the entire SRX season will be available on CBS and Paramount+.