United States Auto Club
The United States Auto Club (Abbreviation: USAC ) is an American Motorsports Association. The association was founded in 1955 after the American Automobile Association no longer organized automobile racing due to severe accidents in Indianapolis and Le Mans.
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USAC founder was the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Hulman. Apart from the highest class, the Champ Cars, and sports car racing, Sprint Car, Midget car and stock car races were advertised.
In the late 1970s, there was a crisis after Hulman died and the leadership of the USAC in 1978 was killed in a plane crash. The owners of most race teams who had previously criticized the policy of the USAC, the magazine took into their own hands and founded the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) to organize the 1979 season. It came to the conflict, the CART teams forced by a court decision admission to the Indy 500 in 1979. Was agreed then that organized the CART championship seasons and the USAC Indy 500 as its most important part.
In 1996, the Indianapolis owner Tony George founded the Indy Racing League, the first USAC took over the organization, but was released after timing problems in Texas by the function.
USAC Championship Car Series
The USAC Championship Car Series was an American Formula Championship and was held from 1956 to 1979.
USAC Silver Crown Series
The USAC Silver Crown Series is an American racing series. The series is performed with prototypes. The series starts on dirt tracks and on paved trails.
USAC Sprint Car Series
The USAC Sprint Car Series is an American racing series. The series is performed with prototypes. From 1956 to 1960, the championship was divided into two regions, " Midwest " ( Central and Western USA) and "East " (Eastern USA), divided. The series starts on dirt tracks and on paved trails.
USAC National Midget Series
The USAC National Midget Series is an American entry-level championship. Midget means as much as dwarf or small, here and Midget car also means small cars. The series starts on dirt tracks and on paved trails.
USAC National Drivers Championship
Since 2010 USAC also helps from a driver's championship, where the top 25 results of a driver from the series Sprints, Midgets, Silver Crown and be counted. The master receives, in addition to a premium of U.S. $ 40,000 a scholarship of the organizer IndyCar that can use the driver in the Indy Lights and IndyCar Series.
- 2010 - Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN
- 2011 - Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN
USAC stock cars
The USAC Stock Car Series was an American Touring Car Championship and was held from 1956 to 1984.