2024 USAC Sprints at Ocala Speedway

Results: USAC Sprint Cars Saturday At Ocala Speedway

Results: USAC Sprint Cars Saturday At Ocala Speedway

Results from USAC National Sprint Car Series visit to Ocala Speedway, Saturday February 11, 2024.

Feb 11, 2024 by FloRacing Staff
Results: USAC Sprint Cars Saturday At Ocala Speedway

One night after moving into the top-five on the all-time USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature win list, Justin Grant rose even higher in the record books during Saturday’s second round of Winter Dirt Games XV at Florida’s Ocala Speedway.

Starting fourth for the second consecutive program, Grant (Ione, Calif.) blitzed past Kevin Thomas Jr. with 10 laps remaining to earn his second victory in as many nights, this one worth $7,500, behind the wheel of the TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – Bow Foundation – TOPP Industries/Maxim/Kistler Chevy.

The 47th career series triumph for Grant subsequently moved him ahead of Jack Hewitt on the list and into a tie for fourth all-time alongside Tracy Hines, the 2002 USAC National Sprint Car titlist. When Grant arrived on the USAC scene in 2010, and during his formative years on the trail in the ensuing years, Hines was among those who took Grant under his wing, showing him the ropes and sharing his knowledge with Grant to help him find his footing in the sport.

All these years later, here they both are, near the top of a historic list that is reserved only for the greatest the sport has ever seen.

“Tying Jack was special, but tying Tracy means a lot to me personally,” Grant explained. “Jack was a heck of a racecar driver, but I know Tracy really well. Tracy has helped me through a lot of the deepest ruts and the darkest times in my racing career. Tracy’s always been there to help me through it, whether it’s injuries or switching rides or losing rides or whatever it is. Tracy gets a rap as being a bit of a hard ass, but Tracy’s a really good guy to a lot of us younger racers and helped teach a lot of us how to do this and how to come along. I appreciate everything he did for me and it’s an honor to be tied with him.”

Furthermore, Grant also finds himself in select company as just one of 11 drivers to win the first two USAC National Sprint Car features in a season: Jud Larson (1965), Larry Dickson (1970), Pancho Carter (1978), Rich Vogler (1987), Robbie Stanley (1993), Brian Tyler (1998), Tracy Hines (2002), Jay Drake (2004), Damion Gardner (2010), Brady Bacon (2020) and now himself (2024).

But more anything, the back-to-back victories indicate a superb start to the season that now encompasses three-straight USAC National Sprint Car wins dating back to the end of the 2023 campaign. In his last 19 series starts, Grant has conquered victor in 10 of them, all of which came soon after master mechanic Jeff Walker joined TOPP Motorsports, forming a combination that has won far more since midsummer of July 2023 than any other team.

USAC Sprint Car Results Saturday At Ocala Speedway

1. Justin Grant (4)

 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3)

3. Logan Seavey (5)

4. C.J. Leary (11)

5. Robert Ballou (10)

 6. Alex Bright (18)

7. Daison Pursley (2)

8. Joey Amantea (1)

9. Briggs Danner (14)

10. Tye Mihocko (16)

 11. Timmy Buckwalter (15)

12. Brady Bacon (17)

13. Jake Swanson (7)

14. Mitchel Moles (20)

15. Carson Garrett (9)

 16. Jadon Rogers (23)

17. Matt Westfall (22)

 18. Chase Stockon (6)

19. Kyle Cummins (24)

20. Trey Osborne (19)

21. Brandon Mattox (13)

 22. Mark Smith (21)

23. Zach Daum (12)

24. Tom Harris (8). NT