48 NIGHTS OF USC COMPETITION UNVEILED IN 2016/2017 ULTIMATE SPRINTCAR SEASON
Official release: Ultimate Sprintcar Championship
June 14, 2016
48 nights of competition held across four different States and Speedways will be the staple diet for Ultimate Sprintcar Championship fans in 2016/2017.
The wraps were taken off the historic 2nd season for the USC today as Steven Green unveiled the almost 50-night schedule.
“The speed at which the USC has grown in stature and in support from teams and fans alike almost matches that of the cars themselves,” Green smiled, “to see some 48 different nights of USC competition between Sydney, Toowoomba, Warrnambool and now Murray Bridge is tremendous. It makes for a very exciting 2016/2017.”
The second “Ultimate Season” comprises 24 USC nights for Valvoline Raceway Sydney, 8 USC nights at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba, 9 USC nights at Premier Speedway Warrnambool and 8 USC nights at Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway.
“Despite the fact that we have four tracks operating independently with their own schedules it’s remarkable how little we have USC date double-ups,” explains Green, “we’ve tried to minimize double stacking for teams and fans alike as much as possible.”
“New kid on the block” Murray Bridge in South Australia is elated to become part of the USC revolution.
“It’s an exciting time for Murray Bridge but for South Australian Speedway in general,” says MMS Murray Bridge Speedway Manager Tim McAvaney, “the expectation is building daily in SA. We can’t wait for the first night on October 8 which coincides with the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge.”
OPENING NIGHTS OF USC NSW, QLD, SA:
The first night of USC Queensland will be held at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba on Saturday night, September 24.
The first night of USC NSW will be held at Valvoline Raceway Parramatta on Saturday night, October 1.
The first night of USC SA will be held at Murray Bridge Speedway on Saturday, October 8.
The first night of USC Victoria will be held at Premier Speedway Warrnambool on Saturday night, November 5.
The “Chase” Series will kick off at Murray Bridge on Saturday, March 11 and will be followed by the second round the night after at Premier Speedway Warrnambool on Sunday night, March 12.
Rd 1 Murray Bridge March 11
Rd 2 Warrnambool March 12
Rd 3 Parramatta March 18
Rd 4 Toowoomba March 25
Rd 5 Parramatta April 1
Rd 6 Parramatta April 8
FINAL ROUNDS OF USC SA, NSW, QLD AND VIC:
SA Murray Bridge March 11
NSW Parramatta April 8
QLD Toowoomba Easter Friday, April 14
VIC Warrnambool Easter Sunday April 16
The 55th SCCA Australian Sprintcar Championship and the inaugural USC “Origin of Speed” held at Valvoline Raceway will also be qualifiers for “The Chase”.
“It’s going to be an amazing year for fans, teams and sponsors alike,” grins Steven Green, “there’s no way you wouldn’t consider this the ULTIMATE year for a Sprintcar fan.”