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Josh Richards Victorious in First Appearance at Macon

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Josh Richards Victorious in First Appearance at Macon! Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS MACON, IL (July 25, 2017) Making his first-ever appearance at Macon Speedway, the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Josh Richards took the lead on lap 60 and held off Shannon Babb in a one-lap shootout to win the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 on Tuesday night. For Richards, it was his eighth series win of the season extending his lead in the championship chase. Babb finished in second, with Darrell Lanigan coming home in third. Jason Feger and Jimmy Owens completed…

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Sheppard Excited to Return to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in the Rocket1

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Sheppard Excited to Return to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in the Rocket1 The Illinois-native looks forward to the 28th annual Prairie Dirt Classic Story By: Kayla May/WoOLMs Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC- July 4, 2017- The Prairie Dirt Classic is one of the most anticipated Dirt Late Model events of the season. Not only does the track produce great racing from start to finish (named the Dirt on Dirt Race of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015), the atmosphere at Fairbury American Legion Speedway for this event is unparalleled. In 2013, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late…

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“JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] "JUNIOR KNEPPER 55" ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE The no-cost entry form for December 19th's "Junior Knepper 55" USAC indoor dirt Midget race at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Illinois is now available online at: Drivers are not required to be USAC-licensed and no additional fees are assessed for temporary permits. Teams are encouraged to sign up now to reserve pit spaces as pit spaces will be assigned based on the date the entry is submitted. The "Junior Knepper 55," a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper's storied USAC race cars, will…

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“JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” USAC SPECIAL EVENT AT DuQUOIN DECEMBER 19

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] "JUNIOR KNEPPER 55" USAC SPECIAL EVENT AT DuQUOIN DECEMBER 19 A December 19 USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center adjacent to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds will salute the memory of one of USAC's most accomplished car owners. The "Junior Knepper 55," a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper's storied USAC race cars, will feature Midgets on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the building located a stone's throw from the first turn of the "Magic Mile" south of DuQuoin. The race will mark a return to indoor racing for USAC after…

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CLAUSON LOOTS “LEFFLER MEMORIAL” AT WAYNE CITY

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] CLAUSON LOOTS "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" AT WAYNE CITY Wayne City, Illinois.......Bryan Clauson fended off Rico Abreu in another legendary duel between the two, banking $20,000 in the third-annual "Jason Leffler Memorial" at Wayne County Speedway on Friday night. The Noblesville, Indiana knocked off his next crown jewel victory by fending off repeated advances from Abreu the entire latter half of the 40-lap Feature for the Honda National Midget Series co-sanctioned by POWRi. Clauson led from the front row with Kevin Thomas, Jr. in tow, as polesitter Justin Peck slowed on lap three to bring out the initial caution flag.…

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LEVI JONES NAMED USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACING DIRECTOR

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Levi Jones of Olney, Ill., one of America's most accomplished race drivers and tied for the second-most all-time USAC National Driving championships, has been named National Midget Racing Director for the United States Auto Club, effectively immediately. Jones brings a wealth of experience to the post, having competed in and won in every National series. His new post will involve a myriad of duties impacting all of USAC's Midget programs and schedules, including the HPD Midget series and its overall direction. In addition to his duties overseeing all Midget racing, Levi will have added focuses on the overall…

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COCKRUM CAPTURES SECOND-STRAIGHT “TED HORN 100” VICTORY

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] COCKRUM CAPTURES SECOND-STRAIGHT "TED HORN 100" VICTORY Du Quoin, Illinois...Shane Cockrum backed up his "Ted Horn 100" win from last year on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds "Magic Mile" with a convincing victory on Sunday night. The local Benton, Illinois driver again pleased the partisan crowd as he led the final 33 laps on his way to a 4.474-second victory in the Hardy Boys Motorsports - Financial Transportation Services #71 Maxim/Chevy. "It's so great to get another one in front of the hometown crowd. Half my town is here, including our mayor, so it's cool for me and for…

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THORSON DOMINANT TO OPEN GOLD CROWN MIDGET NATIONALS

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] THORSON DOMINANT TO OPEN GOLD CROWN MIDGET NATIONALS Granite City, Illinois...Tanner Thorson made a statement on Friday night with a resounding victory in the night's 25-lap Honda National Midget main event to kick off the "Gold Crown Midget Nationals." The Minden, Nevada driver was on top of points after heat races and qualifying races, which included finish and passing points, to earn the pole of the feature. From there, he took off and was largely unchallenged on his way to a 3.378-second victory in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Toyota TRD #67 Bullet/Speedway Toyota. "Meseraull and I have a…

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SWANSON MAKES IT BACK-TO-BACK “TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100” WINS

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] SWANSON MAKES IT BACK-TO-BACK "TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" WINS Springfield, Illinois.......Kody Swanson joined exclusive company on Saturdayafternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, as he became the seventh driver to go back-to-back in the "Tony Bettenhausen 100" with a spirited drive from 16th to a dominant win. It was the third win of the season for the defending series champion, which puts him at 11 career wins to tie Bobby East for 8th on the all-time list. "Driving for a team like this with a crew chief like Bob Hampshire, I get to hear a lot of Jack Hewitt stories and…

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 22, 2015 – Springfield, Illinois – Illinois State Fairgrounds – “Tony Bettenhausen 100”

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 22, 2015 - Springfield, Illinois - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"       QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-30.532; 2. Justin Grant, 8, Carli-30.616; 3.Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy-31.002; 4. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-31.074; 5. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-31.156; 6.Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-31.167; 7. Chris Windom, 98, RPM/Gormly-31.176; 8. Brady Bacon, 48, Martens-31.243; 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-31.459; 10. Levi Jones, 57, Rogers-31.540; 11. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-31.672; 12. Rickey Hood, 56, Foxco-31.818; 13. Casey Shuman, 55, Bateman-31.886; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/6R-31.965; 15. Brian Tyler, 7, Classy Chassis-31.970; 16. Steve…

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SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY PARK MIDGETS RAINED OUT

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Newberrytown, PA........Tonight's final event of the 2015 USAC Pennsylvania Tour for Honda National Midgets and ARDC Midgets at Susquehanna Speedway Park has been cancelled due to rain. Rico Abreu, winner of Tuesday's race at Spring Run and Wednesday's race at New Oxford is third in the new standings behind Kevin Thomas Jr. and Tracy Hines. The series now moves on to the September 4-5 7th Annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.

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STRONG ILLINI CONTINGENT EYES “TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100”

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STRONG ILLINI CONTINGENT EYES "TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100"               Illinois will be well represented in the August 22 "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, round eight of the 2015 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series.             Continuing a tradition dating all the way back to 1934, the annual auto racing spectacular unfolds on the one-mile dirt oval with morning practice at 10 am and for the first time in years the event is expected to include a last-chance race due to the influx of entries expected. A 100-mile feature concludes the action.             Chris Windom of Canton,…

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REDEMPTION NIGHT FOR HULBERT AT GRUNDY IN ANNUAL ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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REDEMPTION NIGHT FOR HULBERT AT GRUNDY IN ANNUAL ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP By: Michael J Guglielmucci Morris, IL—For the second time in the 2015 D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series season, Channahon, Illinois native Billy Hulbert found himself parked on the front stretch at the Grundy County Speedway at the conclusion of the 30 lap midget feature. But last Saturday, Hulbert was able to keep the win, which he rightfully earned. Back on July 4th, Hulbert crossed the finish line first but had failed post race tech, eventually declaring Mario Clouser the winner. Hulbert overtook point leader Brad Greenup on…

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Pierce Heads Back To Cedar Lake Speedway Looking To Add $50,000 USA Nationals Victory To His List Of Summer Accomplishments

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  Illinois Teenager Hopes to Improve on Runner-Up Finish in Last Year's Version of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Crown Jewel Event NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - July 27, 2015 - The summer of 2015 has been good to Bobby Pierce. It could get even better when the 18-year-old Oakwood, Ill., driver returns to Cedar Lake Speedway this weekend for the 28th annual USA Nationals. Less than a month after wrapping up his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship and making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Eldora Speedway, Pierce returns to Cedar Lake's $50,000-to-win crown jewel event Thursday…

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Davenport Passes Erb On Final Lap In Another Prairie Dirt Classic Thriller At Fairbury American Legion Speedway

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Davenport Passes Erb On Final Lap In Another Prairie Dirt Classic Thriller At Fairbury American Legion Speedway   Georgia Driver Scores $26,000 Payday in Epic World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Note: Corrections have been made to driver earnings. FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 25, 2015 - Jonathan Davenport added another victory to his amazing 2015 campaign and added another chapter to the growing FALS legend in Saturday night's 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac. In another thrilling Prairie Dirt Classic A-Main at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., advanced from his eighth starting…

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Nicely Earns Breakthrough Victory at Fairbury in DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season Finale

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 25, 2015 - Tyler Nicely powered to victory in a flawless feature performance on Saturday at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to win the final night of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals and secure second place in the championship. Nicely, of Owensboro, Ky., was smooth in every corner on the quarter-mile dirt oval while the field behind him was two- and three-wide trying to run him down in the 30-lap, $2,000-to-win season finale. The victory was Nicely's first win of the 2015 tour, finally putting him over the top after he turned in…

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Davenport Passes Erb On Final Lap In Another Prairie Dirt Classic Thriller At Fairbury American Legion Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Georgia Driver Scores $26,000 Payday in Epic World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 25, 2015 - Jonathan Davenport added another victory to his amazing 2015 campaign and added another chapter to the growing FALS legend in Saturday night's 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac. In another thrilling Prairie Dirt Classic A-Main at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., advanced from his eighth starting spot and outdueled sixth-starting Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., in an epic back-and-forth battle through the second half of the 100-lap race before…

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Harrison Celebrates DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship with Victory at Fairbury

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Harrison Celebrates DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship with Victory at Fairbury FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 24, 2015 - Mike Harrison won for the ninth time in 12 races, exacting revenge on Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Friday night, as he celebrated his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship in the past five years. Fairbury had been one of only three tracks where Harrison raced on this year's tour but didn't win, until he dominated on Friday to lead all 30 laps and capture the $2,000 checkered flag on a night when he was honored for winning…

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Returning To Fairbury, Bloomquist Scores Heat Race Victory On Prairie Dirt Classic Presented by Bank of Pontiac Preliminary Night

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Returning To Fairbury, Bloomquist Scores Heat Race Victory On Prairie Dirt Classic Presented by Bank of Pontiac Preliminary Night   Weaver Grabs Fast Time Honors in Time Trials & Scores $5,000 Unsanctioned Victory in 25-lap #FALS Draw Shootout FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 24, 2015 - Scott Bloomquist's long-awaited return to Fairbury American Legion Speedway got off to a stellar start during Friday's preliminary action for the 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac. Racing at the popular quarter-mile oval for the first time in more than 13 years, Bloomquist, 51, of Mooresburg, Tenn., was among the top…

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Moyer Capitalizes On Clanton’s Traffic Woes, Wins Inaugural Workforce 40 At Quincy Raceways

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Arkansas Veteran Scores 42nd-Career WoO LMS Victory in Front of Capacity Crowd at Western Illinois Oval QUINCY, Ill. - July 23, 2015 - Billy Moyer finally found himself on the winning side of lapped-traffic problems Thursday night at Quincy Raceways. After experiencing his own mishaps in traffic in a number of events earlier in the season, Moyer, 57, of Batesville, Ark., capitalized when Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., nearly hit a slowing car with two laps remaining in Thursday's inaugural Workforce 40. The three-time WoO LMS champion raced ahead and held Clanton off through the race's final two…

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GREENUP ‘HEATS’ UP AT STARS MID-WAY POINT WITH 3RD WIN OF THE SEASON

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Morris, IL—With air and track temperatures reaching their highest of the year, the teams of the D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series were found making significant adjustments to their high powered race cars. For one team, the 120 degree track temp didn’t change the outcome at the conclusion of the annual Bob Tattersall Classic. Channahon, Illinois native and current national midget points leader, Brad Greenup, found himself parked on the front stretch of the Grundy County Speedway for the third time this season. Greenup, a former Bob Tattersall Hard Charger award recipient, started on the inside of…

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Quincy Raceways Set To Host Its Biggest Race Night Ever With Thursday’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series Workforce 40

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Inaugural Event Features MOWA Sprint Car Action in Addition to WoO LMS Program QUINCY, Ill. - July 21, 2015 - Race fans at Quincy Raceways have waited a long time for a race this big. Marking the biggest race night in the track's 41-year history, the quarter-mile oval is set to host the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time for the inaugural Workforce 40 on Thursday evening. The $8,000-to-win event kicks off a stretch of seven race nights over 10 days for the national tour and its star-studded list of touring regulars, which includes…

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Sheppard Powers to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Lincoln Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] LINCOLN, Ill. - July 6, 2015 - Brandon Sheppard methodically worked his way from fourth to the lead on Monday night at Lincoln Speedway to earn his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., worked the low groove early then shifted his line to the top on lap 15 to surge past leader Billy Moyer Jr. Once in front, Sheppard, the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, survived a restart and pulled away to the $5,000 checkered flag in an event that was rain-delayed from June 28. "We had a really good car,"…

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Harrison Closing In on DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Crown After Lincoln Speedway Victory

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] LINCOLN, Ill. - July 6, 2015 - After winning his seventh DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event on Monday night at Lincoln Speedway, Mike Harrison is one victory away from running the table and clinching his fourth championship in five years. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., put up quick time, won a heat race and rode the high side to the lead around Brandon Roberts on lap 5 then drove to the $1,000 checkered flag in an event that was rain-delayed from June 28. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals counts a driver's eight best finishes over…

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Lucas Oil Late Models Return to the Midwest!

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] WAYCROSS, GA (July 6, 2015) - The premier national touring series for dirt late models will return to the Midwest this weekend for a triple shot of racing action. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Tri-City Speedway on Friday, July 10th before heading to Lucas Oil Speedwayon Saturday-Sunday, July 11th-12th. Tri-City Speedway, in Granite City, Illinois, will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the second time in 2015. The "Battle at the Beach 50" includes a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.…

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Harrison Charges to Hometown Win at Highland for Sixth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] HIGHLAND, Ill. - July 4, 2015 - Mike Harrison was dialed in on the bottom Saturday night at Highland Speedway as he slid inside of leader Brian Shaw on the third lap, held on through two restarts and powered to his sixth victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., made no mistakes during the 25-lap main event, hitting his marks in every corner as he showed why he's the three-time and defending series champion who appears to be on his way to a fourth crown in five years after taking…

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Feger Passes Moyer at Highland Speedway, Earns Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of the Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] HIGHLAND, Ill. - July 4, 2015 - Jason Feger wore out the high side on Saturday night at Highland Speedway to pass Billy Moyer for his tour-leading third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Feger, of Bloomington, Ill., led the opening lap before Moyer charged from fourth to swipe the top spot. Feger kept the pressure on Moyer, the tour's all-time leading winner, and reclaimed the lead on lap 24, then pulled away in traffic over the final 26 circuits to earn the $10,000 checkered flag. "He's (Moyer) arguably the best one ever," said Feger, the 2010…

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Harrison Rides the Top Side to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Fayette County Speedway

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BROWNSTOWN, Ill. - July 3, 2015 - If Mike Harrison winds up winning the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals crown this year for the fourth time in his career, he might look back on Friday night's race at Fayette County Speedway as the one that put him over the top. Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace led the field to green, but it took Harrison only five laps to power his way around the top and into the lead, where he would survive two restarts, charge to his fifth victory of the season and strengthen his grasp on the…

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Moyer Dominates at Fayette County Speedway for 90th Victory of His DIRTcar Summer Nationals Career

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BROWNSTOWN, Ill. - July 2, 2015 - Billy Moyer dominated the DIRTcar Summer Nationals 50-lap feature on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway to lead a father-son sweep of the top-two spots. Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., completely controlled the caution-free race, leading the final 47 laps and collecting $10,000 for his efforts while Billy Moyer Jr. held off points-leader Bobby Pierce to finish second. Brian Shirley finished fourth followed by Matt Westfall. The victory was the 90th of Moyer's DIRTcar Summer Nationals career, breaking a tie with Shannon Babb, who finished 11th on Friday night. "We've just had some terrible…

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Harrison Conquers La Salle Speedway for Fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory of the Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] LA SALLE, Ill. - July 2, 2015 - Mike Harrison earned his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season on Thursday night at La Salle Speedway. Harrison, who is attempting to win his fourth series championship, started on the outside of the front row and worked the high groove with near perfection as the battle behind him was intense. While Harrison was in charge out front, the top five shook out with Steven Brooks, Jacob Poel, Ray Bollinger and Kenny Wallace. "I just got my little baby motor in here," said Harrison, who is…

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Simpson Surges to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at La Salle Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] LA SALLE, Ill. - July 2, 2015 - Chris Simpson charged from fourth to victory on Thursday night at La Salle Speedway to earn the second DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of his career. Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, stalked Jason Feger for the first half of the race and eventually surged to the lead in traffic on lap 29 then powered the remaining 11 laps to the $5,000 checkered flag. "We've had a rough start to the year so it feels good," said Simpson, who is only a week removed from a fire in his car during a heat…

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Gilpin Dominates DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Main Event at Indiana’s Daugherty Speedway

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BOSWELL, Ind. - July 1, 2015 - Devin Gilpin powered to his second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season, winning Wednesday night at Daugherty Speedway. Gilpin, of Columbus, Ind., is the three-time and defending DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion and showed why he’s been so successful on Wednesday night. He jumped out to the lead in the first corner, survived two restarts, and never looked back en route to winning the 25-lapper worth $1,000. "I knew I wanted to get to the top, I just wanted to make a good start and get to the top…

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Four-Race DIRTcar Late Model River Festival Features $5,000-to-Win Events Aug. 27-30

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Mini-series of events will run at Paducah, Tri-City, Federated I-55 and Quincy   CONCORD, N.C. - June 27, 2015 - A four-race DIRTcar Late Model River Festival Series will feature four consecutive nights of $5,000-to-win DIRTcar Late Model races Aug. 27 through Aug. 30. Events at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway and Quincy (Ill.) Raceways will now bookend two previously scheduled events at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., and Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill. The Paducah event replaces the rained out Summer Nationals race from Friday, June 26, while the Quincy event will include the completion…

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Pierce Powers to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Belle-Clair

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] BELLEVILLE, Ill. - June 24, 2015 - Bobby Pierce powered from pole to checkers on Wednesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway to earn his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Pierce, who leads the tour's championship battle, held off Rodney Melvin midway through the 40-lap main event and fought off Shannon Babb down the stretch to earn the $5,000 victory. Babb, whose two-race win streak ended with Pierce's win, Melvin, Ryan Unzicker and former Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top five. "It feels really good," said Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., who also won last…

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Babb Takes Peoria Checkers, Becomes First 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Two-Time Winner

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] PEORIA, Ill. - June 23, 2015 - Shannon Babb became the first repeat winner during this year's DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour when he passed Bobby Pierce midway through Tuesday night's feature at Peoria Speedway and led the final 20 laps to collect the $5,000 checkered flag. Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., also tied Billy Moyer Jr. with the most all-time wins in DIRTcar Summer Nationals history with 89 victories. Pierce, who continues to lead the overall championship, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb Jr. and Billy Moyer Jr. rounded out the top five. Unzicker led the first two laps on…

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Harrison Powers to Peoria Victory for His Second 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win

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Harrison Powers to Peoria Victory for His Second 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win PEORIA, Ill. - June 23, 2015 - Mike Harrison fought off Dave Wietholder on a restart Tuesday night at Peoria Speedway and drove to his second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory in the past three races. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., got the jump on the initial green flag and was pulling away from Justin Allgaier when a caution bunched the field on lap 12. Wietholder charged to the inside of Harrison on the restart, but Harrison was too strong on the top…

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Severe Storm Forces Postponement of DIRTcar Summer Nationals

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QUINCY, Ill. - June 22, 2015 - Rain at Quincy Raceways already delayed its DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events from Sunday to Monday before a severe storm rolled through after heat races Mondaynight and forced the postponement of the rest of the night. DIRTcar and track officials are expected to announce within the next two days a suitable date to finish the event. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tours now head Tuesday night to Peoria (Ill.) Speedway. [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals…

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New Dad Babb Delivers His First Victory of 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour at Fairbury American Legion Speedway

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Rain Pushes Quincy Raceways Event to Monday FAIRBURY, Ill. - June 20, 2015 - New father Shannon Babb moved to the lead in trafficon Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on lap 28, then held off Ryan Unzicker to the checkered flag for his first victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. NOTE: Sunday's event at Quincy Raceways has been moved to Monday night because of rain. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Babb, whose wife Emalie delivered the couple's daughter, Finlee Jo Babb, on Friday, started 12th in the main event and was the…

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Rainy Week Forces Tri-State Speedway to Cancel Friday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events

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PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - June 18, 2015 - A rainy week at Tri-City Speedway has forced the track to cancel Friday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The two series will return to action on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway and on Sunday at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter@SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Top 20 Championship Standings Pos. Car Driver Points 1 32 Bobby Pierce 365 2 21JR Billy Moyer…

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Heavy Rain Forces Spoon River to Cancel DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events

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CANTON, Ill. - June 18, 2015 - Heavy rain this week has forced DIRTcar Racing and Spoon River Speedway officials to cancel Thursday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The two series will return to action on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., with a $10,000-to-win feature for the Summer Nationals tour and a $1,000-to-win Summit Modified race. The busy stretch of races continues on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway and on Sunday at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter@SummerNationals or on…

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Harrison Holds Off Schrader for DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Jacksonville Speedway

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Harrison Holds Off Schrader for DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Jacksonville Speedway JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - June 16, 2015 - A star-studded field in Tuesday night's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Jacksonville Speedway couldn't slow three-time series champion Mike Harrison, who Ken Schrader started alongside Harrison on the front row and led the first eight laps before Harrison used his inside line to slide in front when Schrader in the top lane caught the cushion just for a moment. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., held off Schrader and the rest of the field through a couple…

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Rained Out on Sunday at Wilmot Raceway

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Rained Out on Sunday at Wilmot Raceway JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - June 16, 2015 - Bobby Pierce was leading the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings going into Tuesday night's event at Jacksonville Speedway, but he had yet to post a victory. Pierce checked the win off his list by surging past polesitter Michael Kloos on lap 11 and driving to the checkered flag. Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., is trying to join his father as a DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion this season. After his $5,000 victory on the Jacksonville bullring Tuesdaynight, he's certainly making it hard on the competition.…

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After Rainout STARS Will Be Back In Action with All Five Divisions

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(MORRIS, IL – June 17, 2015)—The Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) will have all five divisions back in action Saturday June 20th at Grundy County Speedway. Rain caused for poor and unsafe track conditions last Saturday, therefore causing STARS to cancel the event. The sponsor for this weekend’s event is 1340 WJOL Radio Systems. This week will have the D’Arcy GMC National Midgets leading the way, followed by the STARS Classic Modifieds (Dwarf), Illini Racing Series Sportsman Midgets (IRS), CSR Super Cups, and Legacy Midwest Racing Series. The night will also have some local radio personalities from 1340 WJOL…

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Heckenast Conquers Kankakee to Earn First DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

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KANKAKEE, Ill. - June 11, 2015 - He might be only 26, but reigning World of Outlaws Late Model Series rookie of the year Frank Heckenast Jr. has turned many laps through the years in his quest to earn a DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Finally, on Thursday night at Kankakee County Speedway, he reached his goal. Heckenast, a touring driver on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour from Orland Park, Ill., inherited the lead on lap 33 when Kevin Weaver's motor expired. Weaver, the 2000 Summer Nationals champion, was closing in on his first series victory since 2013…

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STARS Will Have All Five Divisions Back In Action Saturday

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(MORRIS, IL – June 10, 2015)—The Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) will have all five divisions back in action Saturday June 13th at Grundy County Speedway.  Saturday’s race will be led by the D’Arcy GMC National Midgets and the event will be sponsored by Packard Transport.  Rex Easton Owner of Packard Transport welcomes the national midgets, the STARS Classic Modifieds (Dwarf), Illini Racing Series Sportsman Midgets (IRS), CSR Super Cups, and Legacy Midwest Racing Series to the event that is honoring his late son Ben Easton who recently passed away. Each week teams set out to win the current…

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Due To Rain STARS Debut Rescheduled To June 6 with Patrick Wilda Jr. Night

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(MORRIS, IL – June 3, 2015)—The Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) season opener has been rescheduled for this Saturday June 6th at Grundy County Speedway due to rain last Saturday. STARS will have all five divisions competing and will be led by The D’Arcy GMC National Midgets. Opening night will honor the late Patrick Wilda Jr., who lost his life in an industrial accident in January.   There will be significant giveaways for fans and drivers. Drivers will win prizes for different race accomplishments. Each of the top 10 finishers of The D’Arcy GMC National Midget feature will receive…

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Blackhawk Farms Raceway

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[ezcol_1half] [/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end] Location 15538 Praire Road, South Beloit, Illinois 61080 Phone # 815-389-2000 Track Length 1.95 Miles Surface Paved Shape Road Course Divisions Raced Racing Clubs, Motorcycles, Karts, Vintage Website www.blackhawkfarms.com [/ezcol_1half_end]

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Autobahn Country Club

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[ezcol_1half] [/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end] Location 3795 Centerpoint Way, Joliet, Illinois 60436 Phone # 815-722-2223 Track Length 2.06 Miles Surface Paved Shape Road Course Divisions Raced N/A Website autobahntestdrive.com [/ezcol_1half_end]

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Tonight’s Event at LaSalle Speedway Canceled

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LASALLE, IL (May 16, 2015) - Tonight's Spring Shootout at LaSalle Speedway has been canceled. After early morning rain showers, officials of LaSalle Speedway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series reached the agreement to cancel tonight's event. Up next for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 - Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Action begins Thursday, May 21st with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association's 2nd Annual Cowboy Classic. Action on Friday, May 22nd for the LOLMDS begins with Miller Welders Time Trials, followed…

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UNOH All Stars set for triple header weekend First ever appearance at Plymouth followed by 2 events at Fremont

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UNOH All Stars set for triple header weekend First ever appearance at Plymouth followed by 2 events at Fremont FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 12, 2015 By Brian Liskai FREMONT, Ohio – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will get back to action with a huge triple-header weekend of racing May 22-24. It all begins Friday, May 22 when the series invades the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval of Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., for the Earl Gaerte Classic. It marks the first time in the track’s history that 410 cubic inch powered winged sprint cars…

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