Opening with the two-day Outlaw Showdown at Las Vegas on March 9, the traditional 360 sprint cars will close out the schedule with Ventura’s two-day Turkey Night Grand Prix on Nov. 23. The Ventura stop will be a non-point affair.
The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the season opener on March 9-10. Co-sanctioned with the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, the Outlaw Showdown is held during NASCAR weekend and also features the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will host four dates on the schedule. Promoted by Steve Faria, the lightning fast third-mile oval will first showcase the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series alongside the World of Outlaws on March 17-18. The Peter Murphy Classic will be held on April 22 and the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial is scheduled for May 20.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will make three appearances at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds. Promoted by Bubby Morse, the three-eighths-mile oval will host the series on March 25, April 29 and June 17.
Located at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura Raceway has four events on the calendar. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the track will host races on June 3 and July 8 along with the non-point events during the 77th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Nov. 22-23. The November finale will also showcase the USAC National and Western States Midgets.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will clash at Santa Maria Raceway for three nights on the schedule. Promoted by Mike Kappmeyer, the venue hosts the June 10 Ron Otto Memorial, the Aug. 12 Bud Stanfield Memorial and Championship Night on Oct. 7.
On July 28, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will make their only appearance at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway. The following night, July 29, the USAC West Coast Sprints will make their first visit to Petaluma Speedway.
2017 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series Schedule
March 9-10 – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
March 17-18 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, Calif.
March 25 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
April 22 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, Calif.
April 29 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
May 20 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, Calif.
June 3 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
June 10 – Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, Calif.
June 17 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
July 8 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
July 28 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.
July 29 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
Aug. 12 – Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, Calif.
Oct. 7 – Santa Maria Speedway – Santa Maria, Calif.
Nov. 22-23 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
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