USAC’s History in the Sunshine State

From the “Florida Winter Sprint Car Championship” in 1956 to the “Winter Dirt Games” of 2016 and everything in between, the history of USAC racing in the state of Florida over the past six decades has seen a diverse tapestry of vehicles and drivers competing in 76 events at numerous different tracks: some defunct, some still going strong; some at superspeedways, some at bullrings. With the upcoming “Winter Dirt Games VII” set to take place Feb. 18-20 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., let’s take a look back at a little bit of the history of USAC in the “Sunshine State.”