2014 USAC WESTERN DIRT SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
Seventy-one race dates are reflected in USAC Western racing schedules announced today by USAC Western Operations Director Chris Kearns. Included are 55 Sprint races at 15 different race tracks and 16 Honda USAC Western Dirt Midget races at 10 different venues.
Important to note is the fact that the Sprint car schedules do not reflect any conflicting dates in 2013!
A 24-race calendar for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars opens February 28 and March 1 at Peoria, Ariz. and closes November 14-15 at the same track. The 26-race West Coast Sprint slate includes 12 “special events” and opens with six races at Peoria, Ariz. starting January 24. The three closing races are also at Peoria Nov. 20-22. Seven of the West Coast races will also carry points toward the Western Classic Sprint championship. The West Coast Sprint Car point race actually begins at Las Vegas, Nev. March 6, with the points finale at Perris, Calif. November 6.
A 12-race Western Classic Sprint series includes seven races also carrying West Coast points. The openers are April 4-5 at Calistoga, Calif. and the finale is October 4 at Petaluma, Calif.
The 2014 “California Sprint Week” for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars will be a five-race series, beginning with August 30-31 races at Calistoga and continuing with September 4-5-6 races at Chico, Watsonville and Santa Maria.
The Honda Western Dirt Midgets open their 16-race season Feb. 28 at Peoria and close the season Nov. 27 in the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Perris, Calif., which also carries National points as do Nov. 20-22 races at Peoria, Ariz.
Defending series champions are Damion Gardner (AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprints), Danny Faria Jr. (West Coast Sprints), Ryan Bernal (Western Classic Sprints) and Ronnie Gardner (Honda Western Dirt Midgets).