Rich Incentives For USAC Sprint Car Racers

Damion Gardner (71) blasts under Kyle Wissmiller at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. USAC sprint car racers will be racing for greater payoffs this season. (R.E. Wing photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The United States Auto Club announced numerous new member incentives for the 2012 AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship.

Membership in USAC has always produced rewards for participants. In 2012, USAC is expanding the financial rewards on several fronts. The strength of the AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series has been reflected with the increased activity and exposure experienced in the past 12 months and in the re-focus of the series to an all-dirt championship calendar.

All National Sprint Series events, with 47 on the calendar, will pay out a minimum of $5,000 to win and $500 to start. The Eastern Swing will continue paying $6,000 to win and $600 to start.

Six events will pay $10,000 or more to win making 2012 one of the richest total purses in history with more than $1 million in purses for the series.

USAC will also reward the top 10 in owner points entering each racing event with an additional incentive worth approximately $200 per night, or nearly $90,000 in additional incentives provided by USAC during the racing season.

These incentives are a combination of cash, free pit entry and waived car entry for each night the qualified car enters an event.

Named after AMSOIL’s Dominator Racing Oil, the new bonus will allow fans to follow along the battle for the top 10 in points on an event-by-event basis. A team achieving this status throughout the season will reap nearly $10,000 in additional incentives.

The annual points fund for the National Sprint Car Championship has been reserved for greater than $100,000 alone. The National Champions will receive a cash award of $20,000 for first, $10,000 for fifth and $5,000 for 10th place.

Ignite Ethanol Performance Fuel is offering $10,000 in a cash reward for the top team in the top10 owner points using Ignite Ethanol in their quest for a championship.

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