CHEVY POWERS “INDIANA SPRINT WEEK;” 8-RACE SLATE OPENS JULY 9 AT “NEW” LAWRENCEBURG
“An American Revolution” is underway and it will drive this year’s most spectacular “traditional” Sprint car series as Chevrolet becomes the title sponsor for this year’s Chevrolet “Indiana Sprint Week” presented by Fatheadz, featuring the stars and cars of USAC.
The eight-race series debuts at the newly-revamped Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway July 9 and visits six Hoosier dirt tracks in 11 nights, offering race fans the most competitive motorsports entertainment in the country. Lawrenceburg hosts races July 9 and 10, while Gas City hosts races July 11 and 12. Kokomo is the July 13 venue, while the series concludes with races July 17 at Boswell (Kamp Motor Speedway), July 18 at Bloomington and July 19 at Haubstadt (Tri-State Speedway).
Chevrolet has been a dominant engine in “traditional” Sprint car racing forever and the company’s involvement in Indiana Sprint Week extends its commitment to America’s short-track motorsports program, with a $10,000 point fund posted for top series participants.
The Indiana Sprint Week opener at Lawrenceburg will showcase the track’s brand-new 1/3-mile configuration, including numerous facility improvements and an exciting new track contour.
This year’s Chevrolet “Indiana Sprint Week” marks the 22nd year of competition for one of America’s most coveted dirt-racing titles. Past champions include defending champion Dave Darland (2007, 2001 and 1998), Jon Stanbrough (2006), Cory Kruseman (2005),Levi Jones (2004 and 2002), J.J. Yeley (2003 and 1997), Jay Drake (2000), Tony Elliott (1999) Kevin Thomas (1996, 1995, 1993 and 1992), Kelly Kinser (1994), Bob Kinser (1991), Chuck Amati (1990 and 1989), Gary Trammel (co-champ in 1990) and Randy Kinser (1988).
Kruseman holds the series victory record with 12 wins in the 108 events held to date. Stanbrough and Darland each have 10 wins.
Additional contingencies include the popular “Hard Work and Fast Time Awards” posted by longtime race fans and supporters Buck & Betty Rice of ProSource Consultants in Grand Saline, Texas.
The 2008 Chevrolet “Indiana Sprint Week” presented by Fatheadz schedule:
July 9 – Lawrenceburg - Lawrenceburg Speedway
July 10 – Lawrenceburg - Lawrenceburg Speedway
July 11 - Gas City - Gas City I-69 Speedway
July 12 - Gas City - Gas City I-69 Speedway
July 13 – Kokomo - Komomo Speedway
July 17 – Boswell - Kamp Motor Speedway
July 18 – Bloomington - Bloomington Speedway
July 19 – Haubstadt - Tri-State Speedway