KICK-STARTS 2009 USAC RACING SEASON AT MANZY FEB. 20-21
USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons, Jr. begins defense of his USAC K & N Silver Crown & National Sprint Car titles February 20-21 in the Sands Chevrolet "Copper on Dirt" tripleheader at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz.
Coons will be joined by defending USAC Mopar National Midget Series Champ Cole Whitt, Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Champ Mike Spencer and USAC Western Midget Champ Nic Faas as all four eye repeat championships in 2009.
Coons won last year's "Copper on Dirt" Silver Crown opener, while Shane Cottle is the defending "Copper on Dirt" Sprint race winner and Darren Hagen won the 2008 "Copper on Dirt" Midget feature.
Following a track practice on Thursday, Manzanita's