URSS readies for inaugural Ernie DiCroce Memorial 

BYERS, Colo. – The 2016 URSS IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series will invade Colorado Motor­sports Park Saturday night, July 30 for the inaugural Ernie DiCroce Memorial.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with a concert by School Of Rock. Races kick off at 7 p.m.

A stellar field of drivers from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma will be ready to hit the clay once again as they shoot it out for the top prize.

Colorado Motorsports Park is located 44 miles east of Denver on I-70 exit 316.

The top five in national points are Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton, Darren Berry, Brian Herbert and Jed Werner. The Colorado top five are Austin McLean, Blurton, Justin Medlock, Brian Hardman and Clint Shubert.

DiCroce was founder and former owner of AAI Speed Equipment and Machine Shop, along being a former car owner for several drivers, Leland McSpadden, Jan Opperman, Doug Wolfgang, Joe McCarthy and Keith Rauch among them.

With daughters Gina and Christy, DiCroce ran AAI Speed Equipment in Arvada for more than 20 years. In 2001, he was voted in as a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Associa­tion for his support. Racers would gather at AAI to work on their cars, buy parts or fuel as well as bench racing.