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FENCE UP, CLAY DOWN AS TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA IS TRANSFORMED INTO INDOOR DIRT SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS

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FENCE UP, CLAY DOWN AS TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA IS TRANSFORMED INTO INDOOR DIRT SPEEDWAY FOR SECOND EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS; RACING STARTS THURSDAY NIGHT (DEC. 13) Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 12, 2018 . . . Preparations for the Second Annual East Coast Dirt Nationals continued in earnest Wednesday morning inside Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena. Concrete barriers and catch fencing were erected on the arena floor starting at 7 am on Monday morning to create the outside wall. On Tuesday over 60 dump truck loads of black New Jersey clay…

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala

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Davenport, Zeigler, and More Honored at Lucas Championship Gala Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 7, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series celebrated the 2018 season on Friday night with the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jonathan Davenport was awarded his second-career National Championship title, collecting a $75,000 points-fund check, along with a $10,000 bonus from Sweet Manufacturing. Other awards claimed by the 2018 National Champion include: ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by DirtonDirt.com ($10,000), Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs ($10,000),…

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Lehner Poised to Break Through in Super DIRTcar Series Rookie Season

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Jack Lehner Poised to Break Through in Super DIRTcar Series Rookie Season Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Mike Johnson & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Rookie of the Year to Race Full Super DIRTcar Series Schedule in 2019 CONCORD, NC – December 11, 2018 – Jack Lehner’s meteoric rise through the DIRTcar Northeast ladder system shows no signs of slowing down in 2019. After rising from go-karts to Big-Block Modifieds, the twenty-year old is ready for the biggest challenge of his career: Lehner and his crew chief Ryan Stites are taking on the full Super…

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55 AS FIELD SOARS PAST 70 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........USAC National champions Tyler Courtney and Tanner Thorson are among the final set of entries for the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list soars to 74 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Courtney, the newly-crowned USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car titlist, will lead a three-car Clauson Marshall Racing attack at Du Quoin…

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FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER AYRTON GENNETTEN OF MISSOURI ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON DECEMBER 13-15 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 11, 2018 . . . Ayrton Gennetten, a 19 year old from Gravois Mills, MO who won the 2017 Tulsa Shootout, will be making his first start east of Ohio at the East Coast Indoor Dirt National. The third generation driver will be racing on a clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The Dirt Nationals begins this Thursday and…

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois (December 10, 2018).........Recent "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner Christopher Bell has filed his entry to compete in the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list has exploded to 69 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Bell, of Norman, Oklahoma, is one of three entries for Tucker/Boat Motorsports alongside McKenna Haase and Tanner Berryhill. Bell is the defending…

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Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing Join Forces for 2019

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Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing Join Forces for 2019 Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com December 10, 2018 - Mike Heffner has been overwhelmed by the support for his team and Sherry Hodnett since the passing of Greg Hodnett. It’s because of that support, both financially, and more important, emotionally, that Heffner wants to continue to be a part of the racing community. It’s a way to heal and honor the Hodnett family. The next step in that process is to continue with Heffner Racing next season. To do so, Heffner has hired Ryan Smith…

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SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019

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SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019 RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED AS SEASON IS SET TO START ON MARCH 30 ADDED ATTRACTIONS TO BE PART OF SOME SATURDAY NIGHTS Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 10, 2018 . . . Changes have been made for the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway and Saturday night racing action will have a new look. “The lack of participants, car counts have been declining in recent years, and the lack of fan support has forced us to remove the Late Models from the…

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Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28

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Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – It’s an event fans and racers have been talking about since the initial announcement in late September. The Fonda 200 is back. A long-standing tradition at the ‘Track of Champions’ won by many of the sport’s iconic figures, the Fonda 200 has been absent for 17 years. That will change in a big way! Fonda Speedway’s BD Motorsports Media LLC management team is bringing back the ‘200 weekend’ on Sept. 26-28, 2019. A hefty payout…

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........C.J. Leary has agreed to drive full-time for FMR Racing on the complete 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail. Leary, of Greenfield, Ind., has been a standout on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for the last number of years, but will now take on the midget tour for the first time in his racing career aboard the No. 76m. Brady Bacon, FMR's driver for the past three seasons, has taken a step back from full-time…

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MIKE ILES & URC STANDOUT STRADA ADD SPICE TO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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MEDFORD MAD DOG’ MIKE ILES, UNITED RACING CLUB STANDOUT EDDIE STRADA ADD SPICE TO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS 600 MICRO FIELD; RACES SET THIS WEEKEND (DEC.13-15) AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA WITH FIELD OF 120 SLINGSHOTS; KARTS WILL RUN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ December 8. 2018 . . . Dirt Modified veteran Mike Iles and youthful URC 360 Sprint driver Eddie Strada, Jr. are among the 120 drivers ready to challenge the clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The event, the…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT USAC’s NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 63RD NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS CELEBRATION Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Jeremy Rhoades & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Tyler Courtney and Logan Seavey shared the spotlight along with other 2018 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 63rd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Courtney, of Indianapolis, IN and Seavey, of Sutter, Calif., earned National championships. Swanson is a four-time Silver Crown titlist, Courtney a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and…

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2019 Major Events Announced For The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways

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2019 Major Events Announced For The Brewerton And Fulton Speedways Story By: Dave Medler/Fulton & Brewerton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – Brewerton and Fulton Speedways’ exciting 2019 schedules are taking shape with major events at both speedways that will give race fans high-speed racing excitement in must-see events. The 34th Annual Outlaw 200 Weekend, one of the crown jewels in all of modified racing, will be held at Fulton Speedway on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th. The Super DIRTcar Series for Big Block Modifieds will invade the Fulton Speedway with the annual Highbank Holdup 100…

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........Right now, Stillwater, Oklahoma native Zane Hendricks is in the house-hunting phase as he's in the process of making the move to the state of Indiana. In the racing world, though, the 18-year-old racer has already found a home, two homes in fact, as he pursues a run at the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget schedules in 2019. Hendricks will pilot the No. 27 for Goodnight Racing…

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois.........A hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs on March 9, 2019 when the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets compete in the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Factory Canopies "Pot of Gold" Challenge will provide the top-four drivers in passing points throughout the night an opportunity to pad their wallets with a $50,000 bonus. Following the heats and qualifying races, if the top driver in passing points turns down the chance…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. REJOINS PETRY FOR 2019 USAC MIDGET CAMPAIGN

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. REJOINS PETRY FOR 2019 USAC MIDGET CAMPAIGN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........Kevin Thomas, Jr. has rejoined Petry Motorsports to take on the full USAC NOS Energy Drink USAC Midget National Championship schedule in 2019. The Cullman, Ala. driver competed for Petry to conclude the 2017 season and began the 2018 campaign for the team, finishing 13th in the 2017 "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway, then started 2018 with a 15th at the "Shamrock Classic" in Du Quoin, Ill. and a 10th at the…

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UPSTATE AUTO ON BOARD FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW

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  UPSTATE AUTO ON BOARD FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW TO OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 3 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com PHILLIPSBURG, NJ . . . . .The dates for the popular twelfth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2019 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to once again produce another top-flight show. The successful annual event will once again begin its week long run…

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MAVTV Motorsports Network to broadcast ten All Star Circuit of Champions events in 2019

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MAVTV Motorsports Network to broadcast ten All Star Circuit of Champions events in 2019 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 6, 2018) - MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will continue to serve as the official television home throughout the 2019 season and broadcast ten high-profile events from tracks across much of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. “We are thrilled to have MAVTV continue their relationship with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019,” Tony Stewart expressed, All Star Series…

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 RETURNING SEPT. 4-5, 2019 TO THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 RETURNING SEPT. 4-5, 2019 TO THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS Story By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Media Photos By: Mike Roth Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........The Driven2SaveLives BC39 race, which debuted in September 2018 as an overwhelming success with drivers, teams and fans, will return for its second running Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at IMS. The United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Championship event once again will kick off the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, creating…

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........NOS Energy Drink has partnered with the United States Auto Club to become the title sponsor of the USAC Midget National Championship, beginning with the 2019 racing season. NOS Energy Drink and USAC have agreed multi-year deal that will position the high-performance energy drink as The Official Energy Drink of one of the most highly-competitive and intense racing series in the world with USAC Midget racing. "We are thrilled to welcome the NOS Energy Drink…

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES

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  2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........A talent-laden USAC National Midget field is set to tackle the largest series schedule since 1997 with 33 events at 27 different tracks in 11 states making up the 2019 series slate, highlighted by a host of first-time venues. The season kicks off February 8-9 for "Winter Dirt Games" with the series' debut at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for the first visit by the USAC National Midgets to the Sunshine State since…

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINT HIT THE TRAIL FOR 44 RACES IN 12 STATES IN 2019

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  USAC NATIONAL SPRINT HIT THE TRAIL FOR 44 RACES IN 12 STATES IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........Forty-four races in 12 different states make up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season. For the tenth consecutive year, the tour begins in the Sunshine State for "Winter Dirt Games X," three nights in a row at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 14-15-16. On March 30, the bulk of the season gets revved up at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, with…

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USAC SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO MEMPHIS & THE GROVE ON 12-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE

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USAC SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO MEMPHIS & THE GROVE ON 12-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........Memphis International Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway return to the USAC Silver Crown schedule for the 2019 season on what is the largest slate of events since 2007. The Memphis race on March 23 will serve as the opener for the 49th year of the Silver Crown series, which hasn't visited the ¾-mile paved oval since 2004. It's one of six races on the blacktop in 2019, creating a balanced mix with…

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Millington, Tennessee (December 6, 2018).........Memphis International Raceway and the United States Auto Club announced the 2019 Season opener for the Silver Crown Champ Car Series will be held at MIR on Saturday, March 23. This marks a return to the three-quarter mile for the popular open-wheel cars, which held its first event at Memphis in 1998. The 100-lap race will be the lid lifter on their 12-race season schedule for this season. "This will be a great event for both MIR, the Memphis area and…

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2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Lineup

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2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Lineup Story By: Bryan Hulbert /ASCS Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (December 5, 2018) Getting a look at the 2019 lineup for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, the Series 28th year of competition is looking at a slate of 51 events. With a few nights of racing still in the works, more tracks will be finalized as series officials head into the Indoor Racing Season with the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl Nationals. "Right now, we have five events as TBA as we work out some details, but…

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Georgetown Speedway Announces 2019 Schedule

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  Georgetown Speedway Announces 2019 Schedule – New Record $12,000-to-win Super Late Model Event Planned for August Story By: Brett Deyo/Georgetown Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – Big names. Big races. Big money. That’s the theme of an exciting 2019 schedule for Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway. BD Motorsports Media LLC returns for a fourth season of promotion at the historic Sussex County half-mile oval, with exciting special events planned from March through November on selected dates. An open practice will kick off the ’19 season on Saturday, March 9, providing opportunity for teams to test and tune. The ’19…

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........The entry list for the "Junior Knepper 55" has ballooned to near 50 entries as USAC Triple Threat Justin Grant has signed on to drive in the fourth annual event on December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Ione, Calif. driver will pilot the RAMS Racing No. 4A in this year's "Knepper 55" as he aims to become the first driver to win multiple USAC Midget features on the 1/6-mile, indoor dirt oval. Grant…

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2019 World of Outlaws Schedule: 92 Races in 25 States

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2019 World of Outlaws Schedule: 92 Races in 25 States Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – December 4, 2019 – With great excitement, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces its 2019 schedule that will see The Greatest Show on Dirt invade 25 different states and compete 92 times at 53 different facilities throughout the season. The full 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule can be viewed here. “We are looking forward to another great season of World of Outlaws racing in 2019,” longtime Series Director Carlton…

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 4, 2018).........It didn't take long for Chris Windom, one of the most coveted free agents in USAC racing this offseason, to find two new full-time rides for the 2019 season in the Silver Crown and AMSOIL National Sprint Car divisions. The Canton, Illinois native will compete on the full USAC Silver Crown tour aboard the Goodnight/Byrd Racing No. 17 in the coming season. He will have crew chief Scott Benic on the wrenches…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY TO CELEBRATE USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY IN INDY

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY TO CELEBRATE USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY IN INDY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC's 63rd "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 7, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC's 2018 racing series will be honored during the gala evening. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. earned his fourth USAC Silver Crown Championship while Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. survived an unprecedented tie with Kevin Thomas, Jr. to capture the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Logan Seavey of Sutter,…

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Premier Events Highlight Stellar Super DIRTcar Series Schedule

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Premier Events Highlight Stellar Super DIRTcar Series Schedule Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff CONCORD, NC – December 4, 2018 – The Super DIRTcar Series is set to run 33 nights in 2019 with a dynamic schedule that includes returning to world-famous Eldora Speedway for a $10,000 to-win NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week Qualifier in conjunction with the NASCAR Gander Mountain Truck Series race. Also making a grand return to the schedule is the historic Can-Am Speedway, which is also hosting a $10,000 to-win NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier in a north country icebreaker.…

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Time to ring in 2019 with the release of the new WoOLM schedule!

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Time to ring in 2019 with the release of the new tour schedule! Story By: Jordan DeLucia/WoOLMs Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — Dec. 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series 2019 tour will span 47 races at 36 total tracks in 16 states and includes nine new venues to the schedule, shown below. The season kicks off on Feb. 8-9 with the Winter Freeze IX at the Screven Motorsports Complex for a two-night show in Sylvania, GA before heading down to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, Feb.…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE CHANGES ON TAP WITH 10-RACE SLATE PLANNED Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park has revealed a 10-race schedule for the 2019 NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS) season. Three added events to the oval schedule for the newest campaign are sure to give fans added excitement and opportunity at the Connecticut oval. Terry Eames, Thompson’s newly appointed General Manager, put together the 10-race slate as the oval looks to spark further growth for the Whelen All American Series and give fans as many…

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VP Racing Fuels Returns as the Official Fuel of Weedsport Speedway

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VP Racing Fuels Returns as the Official Fuel of Weedsport Speedway Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (December 3, 2018) - VP Racing Fuels, the world leader in race fuel technology, will return as the official fuel of Weedsport Speedway in 2019. Sporting one of the most diverse schedules in all of short track racing, Weedsport Speedway will see a total of nine events competing under the VP Racing Fuels banner. "We are excited to have VP back once again for the 2019 racing season,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “Their…

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY HONORS 2018 CHAMPIONS

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY HONORS 2018 CHAMPIONS Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com Drivers, owners, crew members, fans and track employees filled the Bridgeport Fire Company’s Social Hall to celebrate the 2018 season champions. For the third consecutive year, Ryan Watt and his Ron Roberts No. 14w Racing Team dominated the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, capturing six wins and finishing no worse than third in in any of the Big Block action on the 5/8th mile track. “I just really want to thank Ronnie and Fay for giving us what we need to race…

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BUTLER SET FOR EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON THEN ALLENTOWN CONCRETE WITH SAME 600 MICRO SPRINT RACER

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VERSATILE BOBBY BUTLER SET FOR EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON THEN ALLENTOWN CONCRETE WITH SAME 600 MICRO SPRINT RACER Story By: Ernie Saxton/East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ DECEMBER 5, 2018 . . . In a racing era where specialization is ever escalating, Bobby Butler, 30, of Milford, NJ, is breaking the mold entering one car for Indoor Auto Racing Series events first on both dirt then on concrete. The Dirt track Modified ace will first compete in the second annual 600 Micro Sprint East Coast Dirt Nationals on a banked clay oval to…

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$4000 to win 48th Season Opener on Friday, April 12th , $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” on Friday April 19th to highlight early season action at the Big Diamond

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$4000 to win 48th Season Opener on Friday, April 12th , $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” on Friday April 19th to highlight early season action at the Big Diamond Speedway. New surface and lighting to greet racers and fans.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com With the 2019 racing season right around the corner, Big Diamond Speedway owner and promoter is in the Christmas spirit early offering up some big money for the season opener along with the annual “Money in the Mountains” race next April. A couple of early…

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BRISCOE AND T-MEZ SIGN ON FOR KNEPPER 55 IN Du QUOIN

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BRISCOE AND T-MEZ SIGN ON FOR KNEPPER 55 IN Du QUOIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois.........Chase Briscoe and Thomas Meseraull are among the latest drivers to enter the fourth annual "Junior Knepper 55," as the entry list surges above 40 for the December 15 USAC Midget Special Event from the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Briscoe finished second in the 2017 "Knepper 55," behind winner Christopher Bell. The Mitchell, Ind. native and son of six-time USAC National Sprint Car feature winner returns to his own No. 5 for the event.…

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LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

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  LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com C.J. Leary has joined Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports to compete on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season. The 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind. native steps into #19AZ for the Arizona-based team who will be competing on the entire National trail for the first time along with highly-successful crew chief Davey Jones. "I am looking forward to having the opportunity to drive for Team Reinbold," Leary said in the team's press release. "I'm excited to get into the shop…

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 28, 2018).........You can add another feather to the cap of Tyler Courtney's memorable year after accumulating the most points in USAC's three national divisions throughout the season to claim the Mike Curb Super License for 2018 and a $5000 prize. Courtney, who wrapped up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title earlier this month, earned a total of 3809 points across USAC's Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget divisions. Justin Grant was second with 3694 points, while…

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Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Releases 2019 Schedule

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  Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Releases 2019 Schedule Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MILLSBORO, DE – Spanning four states and nine months, the 2019 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco schedule has taken shape. The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds will again compete in the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region, creating feasible travel schedules for race teams and crews. Crate 602 Sportsman also have a North and South regional STSS format. Legendary Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., serves as the bookend for the…

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 to headline 56 events across 12 states in 2019

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 to headline 56 events across 12 states in 2019 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 28, 2018) - Celebrating five seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue an upward trend and ultimately reach new heights in 2019, set to visit 35 facilities for 56 events between late-January and the end of September. America’s Series will visit 12 states during their…

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EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RIVALRY DEVELOPING AMONG OPEN COCKPIT SPECIALISTS

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EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RIVALRY DEVELOPING AMONG OPEN COCKPIT SPECIALISTS, 600 MICRO SPRINT RACING REGULARS Story By: Ernie Saxton/East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 28, 2018 . . . A fierce rivalry is expected at the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, December 13-15 at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. Stars of the Central PA Posse Sprint circuit, Dirt Modified and Midget Car competitors want nothing more than to show up the 600cc Micro Sprint regulars at their own game. Drivers who compete weekly on pavement speedways want to show the dirt…

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CATALANO READIES FOR INDOOR RACING SERIES ALLENTOWN OPENER JANUARY 3-5 WITH NEW HOMEBUILT THREE QUARTER MIDGET

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FRESH FROM FIRST MODIFIED TOUR WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TOMMY CATALANO READIES FOR INDOOR RACING SERIES ALLENTOWN OPENER JANUARY 3-5 WITH NEW HOMEBUILT THREE QUARTER MIDGET Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 26, 2018 . . . Twenty year old Tommy Catalano, who recently scored his first Tour-Type Modified win in early November at Myrtle Beach, SC, is eagerly anticipating his return to the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels events. The first of three series races to be held on the concrete floors of arenas in three different states…

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Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Kicks Off 2019 Northeast Modified Season at Georgetown Speedway March 15-16

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Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Kicks Off 2019 Northeast Modified Season at Georgetown Speedway March 15-16 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com GEORGETOWN, DE – For the fourth consecutive season, Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway is set to kick off the Northeast dirt Modified schedule in 2019. The historic half-mile oval will host the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend in remembrance of the speedway’s founder on Friday-Saturday March 15-16, 2019. Two exciting days of racing will help to cure the winter doldrums of race fans and competitors alike. Friday night’s (March 15) program will be headlined by Small-Block Modifieds racing for…

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NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR STAR TIMMY SOLOMITO HOPES TO IMPROVE ON PAST INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES STARTS

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  NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR STAR TIMMY SOLOMITO HOPES TO IMPROVE ON PAST INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES STARTS; READIES FOR FIRST INDOOR SERIES RACE IN ALLENTOWN, JAN 4-5, 2019 Story By: Ernie Saxton/Indoor Auto Racing Championship Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA November 24, 2018 . . . NASCAR Modified Touring Series ace Timmy Solomito has the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels clearly in his sights. The Islip, NY driver expects to be a contender for victory when the series opens on the concrete floor of Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on January 4-5, 2019 for the Ironton…

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USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30

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GRANDVIEW MIDGET RACING HISTORY TO CARRY ON IN A BIG WAY. . . . . . USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt, Dan Demarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2018. . . . . . .. It all started when Don Kreitz Sr. won the very first midget race sanctioned by UMRC at the Grandview Speedway on June 12, 1965. Grandview Speedway is just the perfect venue for midgets with its’ high-banks and racy straightaways. For years,…

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$10,000-to-win Short Track Super Series York County Nationals Returns to BAPS Motor Speedway July 14, 2019

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$10,000-to-win Short Track Super Series York County Nationals Returns to BAPS Motor Speedway July 14, 2019 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – This event has become a summer destination for fans in the Keystone State and beyond. And it’s back in 2019. BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., will again welcome the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds for the York County Nationals. The 50-lap event will reward its victor with a massive $10,000 from a total payout structure of more than $30,000! The 2019 edition will take…

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CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY HAS A GIFT IDEA FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST

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CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY HAS A GIFT IDEA FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2018 . . . With Christmas just a few weeks away Grandview Speedway, the NASCAR sanctioned weekly track located in Bechtelsville, PA, is offering a gift idea for that special someone. Again this year, with no increase in the price, the one-third-mile, banked clay track, headed into its 57th consecutive season of operation, is offering season passes that cover the admission to every Saturday event in…

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Sunoco Takes Naming Rights of Fonda Speedway Modified Division for 2019 Season

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Sunoco Takes Naming Rights of Fonda Speedway Modified Division for 2019 Season Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway FONDA, NY – When it comes to national recognition on the street or the track, Sunoco is known coast-to-coast. In 2019, the Sunoco Race Fuels brand and legendary Fonda Speedway will go hand-in-hand. BD Motorsports Media LLC of Fonda Speedway and Sunoco Race Fuels, in conjunction with regional distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., have announced naming rights for the ’19 Modified division at the ‘Track of Champions’ half-mile oval. For the ’19 season and beyond, the headline…

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