New Castle, Ind.—Dec. 6, 2012— With the 2012 racing season officially in the books, Tracy Hines is gearing up for another busy year in 2013. He will again compete in each of the three USAC national series, chasing the coveted USAC “Triple Crown.” Hines is a former champion of both the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series and USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series.
“We’re really looking forward to the 2013 season,” said Hines. “We have a lot of work to do between now and then, but we’ll be ready. There is nothing quite like getting to run all three USAC divisions and we’ll do our best to chase wins and championships in all three series.”
Hines, who claimed the 2002 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series title, will pilot his self-owned No. 4 under the Tracy Hines Racing banner in 2013 with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series. He is in the process of assembling a team from scratch that will be based out of his shop in Indiana. Hines will run DRC race cars and is currently working on an engine deal.
The native of New Castle, Ind., finished fourth in points with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series in 2012, winning twice at the famed Eldora Speedway, including during the 4-Crown Nationals. He racked up 23 top-10 finishes, of which 13 were top-five performances over the course of the USAC season.
Hines will be behind the wheel of the No. 24 Parker Machinery Spike again in 2013 to contest the full USAC Mopar National Midget Series schedule. Parker Machinery will serve as the team owner and sponsor. The team will utilize Toyota Racing Development engines from Stanton Racing Engines.
Hines finished second in points with the USAC Mopar National Midget Series in 2012 on the strength of four wins and 12 Top-10 finishes. He was victorious twice on the pavement at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, while also picking up wins on the dirt at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas and Tri-City Speedway in Illinois.
In the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series, the 2000 series champion, will campaign the No. 16 for Mark Lightfoot and Lightfoot Racing for the fourth straight year. Hines was ninth in Silver Crown points in 2012. He finished sixth or better in five races this past season, including recording a pair of fifth-place runs at Toledo Speedway in Ohio and the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana. The team will bolt a Mopar powerplant between the framerails for the pavement races and a Chevy for the dirt events.
The 2013 USAC season will begin in February in Florida and run through November with the Turkey Night Grand Prix serving as the traditional season finale. In between, Hines will compete from coast-to-coast with each of the three USAC National tours.
Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: AFCO Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Turbines, Inc., Bell Racing Products, Sander Engineering, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Radical RaceGear, Daum Crop Insurance and Indiana Underground Construction.
For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin.