Records are meant to be broken, or at least be attainable. A number of drivers chased those records down during the 2020 USAC National season and made their own permanent mark within the sport. With that said, these drivers had already cemented their places in the hierarchy within the sport with their longstanding successes. The stats these drivers posted this season just further added to their everlasting legacies.
1. Kody Swanson Bests Poncho With 5-Straight At Salem
Oct 28, 2020
Throughout the annals of USAC Silver Crown’s 50-year history, no driver’s statistical output stacks up to Kody Swanson’s. That has been proven time and time again as the Kingsburg, Calif. native has illustrated his very own record book during his illustrious career.
On an evening when he became the first driver in series history to reach 30 poles and 30 wins in a career, Swanson once again reached another record that once seemed unbreakable – that being Pancho Carter’s four consecutive Joe James-Pat O’Connor Memorial victories between 1974-77.
Swanson did just that on Aug. 15 at Salem Speedway, pressing leader Bobby Santos throughout the first two-thirds of the 75-lap race before taking the lead in traffic with a spectacular three-wide pass on the outside of turn one on the 50th lap, then holding serve on a couple of late-race restarts to capture the win after previous victories in the event in 2016-17-18-19.