by Jeff Adams
WINDOM LOOKS TO CHASE HISTORY IN 2019
Canton open wheel ace Chris Windom will try to become only the 7th driver to ever win the USAC “Triple Crown” this season as he has secured a full-time ride in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series in the 17BC car for Clauson-Marshall Racing in 2019. Windom begins his quest this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL this weekend.
Having previously won both the Silver Crown Championship in 2016 and the National Sprint Car Championship in 2017, Windom looks to make history by winning all 3 titles. Windom looks to join Pancho Carter, Tony Stewart, Dave Darland, JJ Yeley, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Tracy Hines as USAC “Triple Crown” winners. Remarkably, Yeley and Stewart won all 3 titles in the same year, a feat not duplicated since.
Windom could possibly challenge Stewart and Yeley, having secured rides in all 3 USAC divisions. Windom will pilot the Goodnight/Byrd racing car 17 on the USAC Silver Crown tour and will drive the Goacher Racing 5G on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series. Windom is expected to run full-time in all 3 divisions.
“Yes, I am actively chasing the Triple Crown, which is the only reason I am doing the Midgets actually”, Windom said in a text message exchange. When asked if one series takes precedence over the other, Windom said “Everything is equally important to me. I have a lot of great sponsors coming on board with NOS Energy Drink being the primary. I really think we have a good shot at winning all three championships this year.”
Windom also confirmed another ride this season “I will also be competing again in the Indy Lights division with Jonathan Byrd Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May. For now, that is my only scheduled Indy Lights race.”
2019 could be the season Windom joins Tony Stewart and JJ Yeley as USAC royalty. Windom will be very busy competing in all 3 of USAC’s top divisions. Fans can log onto www.usacracing.com for all the results and follow the progress of Windom in his quest to re-write history.