Richmond, CA -- The popular United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) series sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association is expanding its races on the east coast for the 2004 racing season. Due to many requests from east coast based teams, there is now enough interest to expand the championship to cover some of the best tracks in the country.
For the competitors on the east coast, there will be seven races in 2004 at the following tracks: Virginia International (VIR), Mid Ohio, Carolina Motorsports Park, Lowes Motor Speedway, Summit Point Raceway, and BeaveRun Raceway. First race is currently scheduled for February 2004.
For the competitors on the west coast, there will be seven races in 2004 at the following tracks: Sears Point (Infineon) Raceway, Laguna Seca Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, California Speedway, Portland International Raceway, Arizona Motorsports Park and Thunderhill Raceway Park. There could also be races held at Kent Raceway in Seattle, Washington and Phoenix International Raceway. First race is currently scheduled for March 2004.
No major changes are planned to the rules other than certain car revisions to make the competition tighter. There should also be new Race Directors appointed for the East and West.