10 RACES AT 5 TRACKS FOR 2011 PAVEMENT SPRINTS
The 2011 USAC pavement Sprint car slate currently includes 10 races at five tracks, including the return of the popular “Thursday Night Thunder” program at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Ind.
One of USAC’s most popular programs ever, the “Thursday Night Thunder” series produced sensational talent and racing action in the 1980s and a total of six pavement Sprint races are on the 2011 slate for the .686-mile paved oval.
The pavement calendar kicks off April 3 with the "Glen Niebel Classic" at the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway and is scheduled to conclude October 13 at the Indianapolis oval. In between, events are also scheduled at the Salem and Winchester (Ind.) Speedways and at the Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.
All five pavement tracks involved in the 2011 schedule have extensive USAC heritage. Winchester has hosted 138 USAC Sprint events, while Salem has witnessed 104, Indianapolis 77, Toledo 30 and Anderson 28.
2011 USAC PAVEMENT SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
4/3 - Anderson, IN, Anderson Speedway
5/12 – Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Raceway
6/16 – Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Raceway
7/1 – Toledo, OH, Toledo Speedway
7/7 – Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Raceway
8/6 – Salem, IN, Salem Speedway
8/18 – Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Raceway
9/8 – Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Raceway
9/18 - Winchester, IN, Winchester Speedway
10/13 – Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Raceway