July 21, 2021

The Day Is Upon Us - USAC’S Return to Winchester Speedway Thursday

The Rich Vogler Classic returns to Winchester Speedway this Thursday, July 22 when the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series makes their debut at the World’s Fastest Half Mile.  

The event marks the sanctioning body’s first trip to Winchester since 2011, when the National Sprint Cars contested their final asphalt race before switching to a strictly-dirt series.

Pit gates will open at noon for teams to unload their cars ahead of the day’s activities.  Grandstands open at 3:00pm, the same time as when the driver’s meeting is set to commence.  Silver Crown will get one hour of practice at 4:00pm, followed by Midwest Vintage Racing’s exhibition at 5:00pm.

Teams will qualify at 6:00pm, with an autograph session on the midway following qualifying.  Cars will line up on the frontstretch at 7:30pm, with driver introductions and pre-race ceremonies shortly after.  The Rich Vogler Classic Presented by The Pallet Builder will go green at approximately 8:15pm.

Fans can see a the full schedule and ticket information below or by visiting winchesterspeedway.com

Three races have been contested thus far in 2021 by the USAC Silver Crown Series.  Five-time series champion Kody Swanson took the season opener at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) during the Carb Night Classic on May 29.  The two most recent races have been on the dirt, with Shane Cockrum winning at Williams Grove Speedway (PA) on June 18 and Tyler Courtney scoring the win at Eldora Speedway (OH) on June 26.

Shane Cottle holds an early points lead in the Silver Crown standings over Swanson and USAC Triple Crown champion Chris Windom.

The race was originally scheduled for May 9th.  Fans who purchased advance tickets online will still be able to use those tickets on Thursday, July 22.  Fans wanting to purchase tickets for the Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester Speedway can do so by visiting winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.  For more information, please email claire@winchesterspeedway.com.

Fans who did purchase tickets online are urged to download them before they arrive at Winchester Speedway.  With a great crowd expected, cell service could be limited.

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 Champ Car Series, go to usacracing.com.

Admission Prices: 

Fee $40 Pit Pass

$30 Reserved Seat Grandstand Ticket

$20 G.A. Grandstand Ticket

$15 Student G.A. Ticket (6 to 14-years old)

Free 5 years old & under


12:00pm Pits Open

3:00pm Gates Open / Drivers Meeting (on frontstretch - PA to Crowd)

4:00pm Silver Crown Practice

5:00pm Midwest Vintage Racing On-Track

6:00pm Silver Crown Qualifying

6:30pm Autograph Session w/Drivers (in midway) / MVR On-Track

7:30pm Line-Up Cars on Frontstretch

7:45pm Driver Introductions

8:00pm Pre-Race Ceremonies

8:15pm Rich Vogler Classic

  • 100 lap race for USAC SIlver Crown Series