USAC Sprints Head To Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series will crown a new championship leader this weekend when the series travels to the Razorback State for a pair of events.
Friday the series travels to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., followed by a trip to Riverside Int’l Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Saturday.
USAC’s Arkansas racing history includes only two other events, a 1986 late-model race at Fort Smith won by Gary Wright and a 2009 midget race at Yellville won by Matt Sherrell.
Current championship leader and defending series champion Levi Jones announced last week that he’d be sitting out the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair damage to discs in his neck.
Jon Stanbrough trails Jones by 26 points entering Friday’s race at I-30 Speedway. His margin over Dave Darland is just 12 points going into this weekend’s competition. Stanbrough is seeking his first USAC title, while Darland, a USAC Triple Crown Champion, won the sprint-car title in 1999.
Darland will be seeking his 40th career USAC National sprint-car victory at Little Rock, while Stanbrough has 29 career wins.
USAC National Drivers Championship point leader Bryan Clauson ranks fourth in the sprint-car standings and has six wins this year, including the recent Sprint Car Smackdown in Kokomo, Ind.
Races scheduled for last Friday and Saturday in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Terre Haute, Ind., respectively were postponed due to rains from tropical storm Isaac.