USAC Silver Crown Series

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Series Overview
Formerly Known As: USAC National Dirt Championship (1971-1980); USAC Valvoline Silver Crown Series (1985-1992); USAC True Value Silver Crown Series (1993-1995); USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series (1999-2001); USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series (2002-2005); USAC K&N Silver Crown Championship (2007-2009); USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series (2011-2013)
Series Founded: 1971 Series active!
Car Style: Supersized Sprint Cars Region: National
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Jack Hewitt (23) Most Titles: Jimmy Sills & Bud Kaeding (3)
Number of Races: 413 Number of Drivers: 615
Project Status: COMPLETE
In November 2016 - using various resources such as Ulimate Racing History, the book "Dirt Road to a Silver Crown", the book "United States Auto Club: Fifty Years of Speed and Glory" and utilizing the Wayback Machine to view old versions of the USAC Racing Website - The Third Turn finished uploading the full and complete statistical history of the Silver Crown Series
Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
1971 4 George Snider No repeat winners
1972 4 A.J. Foyt Al Unser (2)
1973 3 Al Unser Mario Andretti (2)
1974 5 Mario Andretti Mario Andretti (3)
1975 5 Jimmy Caruthers Tom Bigelow (3)
1976 4 Billy Cassella No repeat winners
1977 4 Larry Rice No repeat winners
1978 4 Pancho Carter Pancho Carter (2)
1979 3 Bobby Olivero Bobby Olivero (2)
1980 8 Gary Bettenhausen Gary Bettenhausen (4)
1981 8 Larry Rice Steve Kinser (3)
1982 10 Ken Schrader Doug Wolfgang (2)
1983 9 Gary Bettenhausen +63 Gary Bettenhausen (3)
1984 6 Dave Blaney No repeat winners
1985 9 Rickey Hood Rickey Hood (4)
1986 8 Jack Hewitt Jack Hewitt (6)
1987 8 Jack Hewitt Jack Hewitt & Larry Rice (2)
1988 9 Steve Butler Jack Hewitt (2)
1989 9 Chuck Gurney Chuck Gurney & Jack Hewitt (2)
1990 9 Jimmy Sills No repeat winners
1991 7 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon (2)
1992 7 Steve Butler Jim Keeker (2)
1993 9 Mike Bliss +2 Mike Bliss (3)
1994 9 Jimmy Sills Jimmy Sills (3)
1995 10 Tony Stewart +2 Dave Darland, Jack Hewitt & Donnie Beechler (2)
1996 11 Jimmy Sills +42 Jimmy Sills, Chuck Gurney & Mike Bliss (2)
1997 12 Dave Darland +49 Dave Darland, Kenny Irwin, Jr. & Pat Abold (2)
1998 13 Jason Leffler +16 J.J. Yeley & Tony Stewart (2)
1999 15 Ryan Newman +47 Jimmy Sills (3)
2000 14 Tracy Hines +29 Four drivers (2)
2001 13 Paul White +78 Paul White (3)
2002 10 J.J. Yeley +38 J.J. Yeley (3)
2003 12 J.J. Yeley +81 J.J. Yeley (4)
2004 13 Dave Steele +47 Tyler Walker (3)
2005 10 Dave Steele +19 Dave Steele (4)
2006 14 Bud Kaeding +44 Bud Kaeding (3)
2007 13 Bud Kaeding +38 J.J. Yeley (3)
2008 9 Jerry Coons, Jr. +5 Dave Darland, Brian Tyler & Bobby East (2)
2009 9 Bud Kaeding +59 Brian Tyler & Cole Whitt (2)
2010 9 Levi Jones +2 Levi Jones (2)
2011 8 Levi Jones +3 Kyle Larson, Bobby East & Kody Swanson (2)
2012 8 Bobby East +12 Bobby East , Jerry Coons, Jr. & Bobby Santos, III (2)
2013 8 Bobby East +6 No repeat winners
2014 10 Kody Swanson +27 Kody Swanson (5)
2015 11 Kody Swanson +142 Kody Swanson (4)
2016 9 Chris Windom +5 Chris Windom & Kody Swanson (3)
2017 10 Kody Swanson +88 Kody Swanson (4)
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