Ride Along On A USAC Silver Crown Car As It Flies And Slides Around The Fastest Mile Dirt Track In The World
Springfield, Illinois is home to the “Springfield Mile”, a virtual paradise for anyone who like dirt track racing. Why? They advertise this place as the fastest dirt mile in the world and since there really aren’t all that many left, who are we to argue? The greatness of the place becomes immediately apparent when you start watching in-car videos of drivers attacking it. Whether we’re talking late model stock car stuff, or open wheeler action, the near endless slides around the corners are fantastic and the long straights provide more running room than anywhere else we have ever seen.
In this video we’re riding with Shane Cockrum in his USAC Silver Crown 360ci Sprint car during a practice session at the track. The video is a couple minutes long and we were entertained for every second. Being that it is practice you’ll see Cockrum try multiple different lines through the corners and experiment with entry speeds and stuff like that. We still cannot get over how long the thing stays sideways when he is in the corners. It is like slow motion as compared to every other racing of this style we have ever watched.
The noise, the track, and the corners will keep you watching this one. Big fun!
Press play to see what it is like to lap a mile long dirt oval in a Silver Crown car –
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