Winchester Speedway was born with open-wheel racing and now that heritage will be on display often in 2021. Track officials announced today that the Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints will be in action at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile twice this year. The sanctioning body will have Non-Winged shows on Saturday, September 4 and on Saturday, October 30.
The Super Sprints will take part in the revamped Labor Day event, now deemed the “King of the Highbanks,” alongside of CRA Pro Late Model action as well as the Vores Compact Touring Series.
The 2021 racing season at Winchester will conclude with the Sammy Sessions Snowball event on October 30. The race will honor 1972 USAC Sprint Car champion and seven-time Indianapolis 500 starter Sammy Sessions. The race will also serve as the championship event for the Auto Value Super Sprints. More information on that event will be announced in the future.
“The show we had there a couple years ago was one of the best Non-Wing shows you can ask for as far as competition goes. The guys are really liking that track,” said Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints owner Tom Hartsell. “We’re going to be racing a couple big tracks, Salem IRP (Lucas Oil Raceway). Winchester is the only one we will go to twice; the drivers love the thrill. The guys should be dialed in to run the big tracks thanks to all three of these Indiana facilities and we believe the fans will be treated to some great racing action.
The Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints have made several appearances at Winchester in the past with both Non-Winged and Winged Sprint Cars. Caleb Armstrong won the series’ most recent event in 2019 without the wing, while Cameron Dodson, Gary Fedewa, Mike Blake and Jason Conn have also gone to victory lane with the series.
Fedewa holds the all-time series mark for wins with 37, just three ahead of active racer Jason Blonde. Blonde holds the record for series championships with six. Jimmy McCune and Kody Swanson were crowned Winged and Non-Winged champions in 2020, while Tyler Roahrig was named the combined series champion.
Winchester Speedway has a rich history of Non-Wing Sprint Car racing. There have been 143 USAC National Sprint Car races held at the track, third-most in series history. The most recent visit by USAC was in 2011, won by Tracy Hines.
USAC also returns to the Fastest Half Mile in 2021 with the running of the Rich Vogler Classic for the Silver Crown Series on Sunday, May9.
Tickets for all events are being made available to purchase online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets
For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page. For additional info on the USAC Silver Crown Series, go to usacracing.com.
-Winchester Speedway Press Release
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