by Chris McWilliams on April 7, 2011
It’s always a tough decision on where to watch a race on any given weekend. Our great country is so saturated with dirt tracks that you can basically show up at any one of them and be guaranteed a great race. This coming weekend has some big events across the country as well. Both the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and Late Model Series have the weekend off, so you can bet that a lot of the big names will be at the Indiana Ice Breaker and the USAC National Sprint Car event at Eldora.
The One to Watch: If I could attend only one event this weekend (not to mention had the gas money and time) I would be at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH to catch the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars in action. They always put on a good show and are really exciting to watch on the high banks of Eldora. The wheel to wheel action is only multiplied when you add in the speed that these non-wing sprints reach at Eldora. It should be even more exciting this year as more drivers are chasing points with the USAC sprints because of their move to a dirt only schedule for this year. The nation’s best non-wing sprint car drivers should be on hand including Levi Jones, Damion Gardner, Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jon Stanbrough, and Bud Keading. If you live within a reasonable drive to Eldora Speedway, you should check this race out as it should prove to be a great race.
Checkout the weekend’s schedule below, and as always make sure you check with the track or series to confirm start times, or to check if weather might be an issue.
USAC Sprints in Action at Eldora Speedway (Image Credit: Paul Arch)
All-Star Circuit of Champions – Attica Spring Nationals – Attica Speedway – Attica, Ohio – April 8 – $3,000 – April 9 – $5,000
AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio – April 8-9
ASCS Midwest Region – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Nebraska – April 8-9 – $3,000 both days
ASCS Canyon Region – Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, Arizona – April 9
ASCS Southern California Region – Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway – Hanford, California – April 9
ASCS Warrior Region – L A Raceway – LaMonte, Missouri – April 9
URC Sprint Series – Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, New Jersey – April 9 – $2,000
USAC West Coast Sprint Series – Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, California – April 9
Civil War Sprint Series – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, California – April 9
King of the West Sprint Series – Antioch Speedway – Antioch, California – April 9
Defending "Indiana Ice Breaker" Champion Jimmy Owens (Image Credit: Dave Merritt)
Lucas Oil Late Model Series – Indiana Ice Breaker – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Indiana – April 9 – $10,000
Midwest Late Model Association – Heartland Park Topeka – Topeka, Kansas – April 8 – $3,000
Midwest Late Model Association – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Missouri – April 9- $3,000
Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series – Whynot Motorsports Park – Meridian, MS – April 9 – $2,500
IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series – 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA – April 9 – $3,000
IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series – Quincy Raceway – Quincy, IL – April 10 – $2,000
Southern Regional Racing Series – Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA – April 8 – $3,000
Southern Regional Racing Series – Richmond Raceway – Richmond, KY – April 9 – $3,000
Volunteer Racing Series – North Georgia Speedway – Chatsworth, GA – April 9 – $3,000
UFO Race Championship Series – Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV – April 9 – $4,000
Comp Cams Super Dirt Series – Beebe Speedway – Beebe, AR – April 8 – $2,000
Comp Cams Super Dirt Series – Riverside International Speedway – West Memphis, AR – April 9 – $2,000
Carolina Clash Series – Lancaster Speedway – Lancaster, SC – April 9 – $4,000
Old Fashion Sunday Meeting @ The Gap 50 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN – April 10 – $5,000
No touring series with scheduled races, but their is plenty of UMP modified racing that will be kicking off across the country this weekend. Check with your local dirt tracks to see some great racing.