USAC SILVER CROWN HISTORY:
5x Silver Crown Champion
30 Silver Crown Wins
31 Silver Crown Poles
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
Brownsburg, Indiana (March 26, 2021) - Kody Swanson will team up with car owner Jerome Rodela to compete in four USAC Midget Special Events on the pavement in 2021 at Brownsburg, Indiana’s Lucas Oil Raceway on May 28, June 17, July 3 and August 14.
All the midget races at the .686-mile paved oval are non-points events toward the national championship, and the Swanson/Rodela combo intends to compete for victories at a track where Swanson has won on eight previous occasions with USAC (5 Silver Crown, 2 Sprint and 1 Midget).
Swanson’s lone previous appearance in Rodela’s midget came on the dirt at California’s Ventura Raceway during a 2011 USAC Western States Midget event, finishing 10th. The two have competed against each other on track numerous times on the west coast with Rodela owning a pair of driving championships in his own right with the series in 2005 and 2006.
Now the pairing of Swanson and Rodela plans that their formation as a team turns out the same winning pedigree that they are accustomed to.