USAC SILVER CROWN HISTORY:
5x Silver Crown Champion
30 Silver Crown Wins
31 Silver Crown Poles
April 25, 2021 - The legend of Kody Swanson continued on Sunday afternoon with his first-career Super Late Model series victory at Salem Speedway to open up the 2021 ARCA/CRA Super Series season. The five-time USAC Silver Crown champion took the lead away from Carson Hocevar with 10 laps to go and pulled away on a late restart to score the win in the hills of Southern Indiana. It was a clean sweep of the day for Swanson, who had also set fast time in qualifying. After setting fast time, he and Team Platinum struggled to find speed early in the 100-lap event. As the race went on, however, the No .26 came to life in a big way.
“I’m really proud of everyone on Team Platinum for all their effort and taking a chance on me. They stuck with me all day and we made some good changes,” Swanson told Speed51. “This is a tough racetrack and I felt like I couldn’t do what they can do. Luckily, in 100 laps it sometimes comes to you and today it did for us.”
While it was his first win in a Super Late Model, it wasn’t his first win at Salem. Swanson now owns six wins at the half-mile over the course of his career, with the other five coming with USAC Silver Crown. For Swanson, his familiarity with the track played a key part in helping him get up to speed in what’s still a relatively new discipline of racing for him.
April 9, 2021 -Ever wonder how grassroots racing legends would fare against drivers who made their careers earning national championships and winning the most prestigious races in North America? Wonder no more as the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) will pit an amateur driver against its star-studded lineup in the first five of its six-race inaugural season, which debuts this summer on Saturday nights in primetime on CBS.
Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby will race in the SRX opener June 12 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. Then, when SRX leaves pavement in its rearview mirror and switches to dirt for its June 19 race at Knoxville (Iowa) Speedway, four-time Knoxville track champion Brian Brown will compete. SRX continues on dirt June 26 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and that’s where five-time USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson joins the SRX field. A return to pavement comes July 3 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Indiana, where prolific USAC and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour winner Bobby Santos III joins SRX at the track where he has been a victory lane mainstay. Finally, if winning the July 6 Slinger Nationals – one of the most prestigious short-track races in the country – wasn’t incentive enough, an invite to compete in the July 10 SRX race at Slinger (Wis.) Speedway comes with the Larry Detjens trophy.
“We wanted to add to the drama and excitement SRX will bring fans by adding a Rocky Balboa or Cinderella story to each week’s race. Our amateur all-stars will have the opportunity to prove they’re more than just the hero at their home track – that they, in fact, have what it takes to get up on the wheel against the best in the world.” – Ray Evernham, SRX Co-Founder