IRL/USAC: IRL Re-Affirms Commitment to Short-Track Racing in America
22 May 1999IRL RE-AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO SHORT-TRACK AMERICA WITH YEAR-END BONUSES FOR USAC RACING CHAMPIONS
The Pep Boys Indy Racing League, re-affirming its commitment to offer career advancement opportunities to America's short-track racing champions, has posted year-end bonuses totaling $40,000 to be paid to top finishers in the United States Auto Club's four 1999 National racing series.
Champions of the Coors Light Silver Bullet Series, Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Series, MCI WorldCom Midget Car Series and the US Formula 2000 Championship Series will benefit from this part of the Indy Racing League's "Road to Indy" program.
Champion drivers will receive a $5,000 year-end bonus, while runners-up will receive $3,000 and third-ranking drivers will receive $2,000..
"This is great incentive for our participants," says USAC President John Capels. "We value our relationship with the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and recognize these added bonuses as part of their continuing commitment to our operations. This should create even more excitement in what has already begun as an intensely-competitive racing season."