By Dick Jordan: Seventeen weekly events and a special “race4life” are on the calendar for the inaugural season of Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint racing in 2013 at the Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.
One of the fastest growing motorsport disciplines in America will compete at the 3/8-mile and 1/5-mile dirt Plymouth ovals beginning April 13 and continuing through the August 24 Season Championships. The USAC 600 Sprints will only compete on the special built 1/5-mile clay oval.
The “Open” class will comprise both winged and non-winged events, while the “Restrictor” class will utilize the wings only. Criteria for inclusion in year-end point funds and prizes includes USAC membership and competition in at least 75% of the scheduled events. The top five in the year-end points will each receive a Traxxas remote-controlled truck as part of his championship package.
Champions of the 2013 Traxxas 600 Sprint Series, both Open and Restricted, will be honored at the USAC “Night of Champions” National Awards ceremony in December in Indianapolis, Ind.
The June 26-29 race4life “special event” will not offer championship points but will be open to all comers, regardless of membership and the expected turnout of more than 200 entries should mark this as a signature event on the calendar.
The 2013 Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint Series combines competitors from various areas in a collective effort to produce what promises to be a most entertaining series on one of America’s most exciting dirt short tracks.
“I’m really excited about the prospects for this series,” says track owner Ed Kennedy. “This series has the potential to be one of the best in America for emerging talent and I can’t wait for it to get started!”
The 17-race calendar of Saturday races follows its April 13 sendoff with events April 20 and 27, May 4, 18 and 25, June 1, 8 and 15, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3, 10, 17 and 24 in addition to the aforementioned June 26-29 “race4life” special event.
“It’s an exciting new avenue for aspiring drivers,” adds USAC President/CEO Kevin Miller, “and we are proud to showcase the Traxxas affiliation with these events. I look for this series to do nothing but mature and prosper in the years ahead.”
The cars competing in the 2013 Traxxas USAC 600 Sprint Series are open-wheel, open-cockpit machines utilizing 600cc motorcycle engines, Open class weighing a minimum of 750 pounds, with a maximum of 70-inches wheelbase and a minimum of 50 inches.
For information regarding these new USAC series, including rules, please access www.plymouthspeedway.net.