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posted January 10, 2004 01:57 PM  
Sprint cars, those wonderful machines that bring back memories of upright front-engined Indy cars of years ago, are about to become the victim of a messy feud comparable to CART versus the Indy Racing League over open-wheel racing supremacy. The United States Auto Club, in conjunction with Perris Auto Speedway, has announced a 30-race West Coast schedule that in essence has put a dagger in the heart of the existing Sprint Car Racing Assn. It has even taken on the trappings of the SCRA's predecessor, the California Racing Assn., by calling its new series USAC/CRA. Perris, the semi-banked half-mile clay oval inside the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Riverside County, has been the home base for the SCRA since it opened in 1996. This year, the track will switch to USAC sanctioning,! playing host to 15 of the new series' 30 scheduled races. The SCRA will become a traveling circuit, according to President Ron Shuman, a member of the Sprint Car Hall of Fame as a driver.

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