Amsoil USAC National Sprints Storm into Big Diamond Speedway Thursday, June 13th plus Modifieds

It’s that time of the year once again as the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series invades Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 13th as part of the annual Eastern Storm. This is the event everyone looks forward to as the national touring series heads east with all their stars looking to cement their spots in the national standings. Depending on what happens throughout the week goes a long way in determining how their year will develop.

This will be the third time in the past four years that the touring series visits the Big Diamond Speedway. 2021 saw Tanner Thorson in victory lane with Emerson Axsom winning in 2023. Currently leading the national points standings is Logan Seavey by virtue of his five wins over Kevin Thomas Jr (2 wins), CJ Leary, Daison Pursley (1 wins) and Brady Bacon. Justin Grant, also with five wins, currently sits in 6th place in the season-long chase for the championship.

There will also be a lot of local flavor in the sprint car pits on Thursday night with Steven Drevicki, Briggs Danner and Joey Amantea all expected to compete with each of those drivers having vast experience at Big Diamond.

The Quandel Concrete Modifieds will also compete on Thursday night with a 25-lap feature race. Last Friday night saw teenager Logan Watt in victory lane for the first time in a modified. The young Watt had the crowd in a frenzy as he took to the top of the track racing his way to the front after starting ninth. Scott Albert and Doug Smith Jr recorded their best finishes of the season and will be looking to keep up their momentum. With his big win on Friday, Logan Watt vaulted to the top of the Quandel Concrete modified standings by a mere five points over previous leader Mike Gular. Brett Kressley, Eddie Strada and Duane Howard round out the top five in the points.

Completing the action on Thursday night will be the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunners. Last week saw the Roadrunners compete in the annual Crazy 8’s program which produced four different winners. Andrew Fayash III got his first victory of 2024 last week and sits atop the points over Kris Ney, Alex Schoffstall, Chuck Fayash and Mike Reichert.

There will be no racing this Friday, June 14th.

Next week, Big Diamond Speedway returns to Friday night racing with the first ever “Lasting Legends Night”.

Pit gates will open Thursday night at 4:00 PM with the Grandstand gate opening at 4:00 PM
Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 PM with racing to follow.
Pit passes for Thursday night are $45.
General admission is $35, Kids 6-10 admission is $10, kids 5 and under are free.