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USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG

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USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 15, 2019)………Springtime at Lawrenceburg Speedway has been an annual tradition for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars over the years. This Saturday, April 20, marks "take two" following Mother Nature's interruption of racing a few weeks back at the 3/8-mile high bank dirt oval. Eighteen such Springtime events have been held over the past three-and-a-half decades, since 1984. Four expected entrants for Saturday's upcoming race have enjoyed an early-season USAC Sprint Car win in recent times…

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SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana (April 8, 2019)………The 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" brings about a myriad of traditions. None of which are better than the sight and sound of the big cars on the dirt, where they'll play for the first time in 2019 this Sunday, April 14, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the USAC Silver Crown dirt track season opener. Justin Grant won the "Sumar" a year ago, giving Hemelgarn…

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NEW BLOOMINGTON SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY WITH USAC SPRINTS

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NEW BLOOMINGTON SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY WITH USAC SPRINTS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Bloomington, Indiana (April 8, 2019)………Bloomington Speedway's new era begins this Friday night, April 12, with the "Larry Rice Classic" featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Facility improvements over the offseason to the track, whose racing tradition dates back to 1923, have given a facelift to the southern Indiana quarter-mile dirt oval under the management team led by Bloomington native / USAC Silver Crown manager A.J. Bowlen and the United States Auto Club. This Friday's season debut will be the first of three USAC…

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Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown

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Sheppard Tops Moran at Brownstown Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS BROWNSTOWN, IND. (March 16, 2019) - Brandon Sheppard denied Devin Moran his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway.  By doing so, Sheppard scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season with his first career win at the historic Brownstown Speedway. Sheppard becomes the fifth different winner on the tour this season after holding off a late-race charge from Devin Moran for the win. Jonathan Davenport finished third, with Hudson O'Neal and Tyler…

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BC39 AT IMS TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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BC39 AT IMS TICKETS NOW ON SALE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Tickets are on sale now for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Visit IMS.com at any time, or call the IMS Ticket Office at 317-492-6700 or visit the IMS Ticket Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday to buy tickets or for more information. The inaugural event featured a capacity crowd despite rainy conditions, so fans should act quickly to buy seats. The…

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BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY OPENS 2019 SEASON UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY OPENS 2019 SEASON UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Bloomington, Indiana (January 16, 2019).........Bloomington Speedway, whose racing tradition dates back to 1923, begins a new era in 2019 under a management team led by Bloomington native and USAC Silver Crown manager A.J. Bowlen and the United States Auto Club. Track improvements are now in the planning stages to assure that the iconic southern Indiana quarter-mile, red clay oval continues to provide thrills for generations to come - the racing entertainment that has excited race fans for the past century. Planned improvements include…

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David Gravel Wins a Wild One at Tri-State

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David Gravel Wins a Wild One at Tri-State Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photo By: Mark Funderbunk/WoO HAUBSTADT, IN – May 13, 2018 – David Gravel was one of four different leaders in a crazy Feature at Tri-State Speedway and inherited the lead while running third when the leaders crashed on a restart. It was Gravel’s second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the 2018 season. Hunter Schuerenburg scored a career-best second place finish with Kyle Larson completing the podium. David Gravel said it best, “It’s a 40-lap race at Haubstadt, anything can happen.” Anything can happen and…

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MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY

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MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing GAS CITY, Indiana.........With a résumé that includes more than 25 years of successful motorsports promotion - including running the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England - well-respected racing executive Jerry Gappens has reached an agreement with track owner Jack Himelick to lease and promote Gas City I-69 Speedway effective immediately. Located just off Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, the semi-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval opened in the mid-1980s. Known for his creative and effective marketing and promotional skills, Gappens enjoyed a 23-year career…

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Return to Terre Haute Action Track in 2018

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Return to Terre Haute Action Track in 2018 Outlaws second visit to The Action Track since 2006 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - November 9, 2017 - For just the second time in 12 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2018. The date is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018. The UMP Modifieds will be the support class for the evening. The slightly banked ½ mile track located in Indiana most recently hosted The Greatest Show…

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SUNNY SIDE UP; COURTNEY CAPTURES NIGHT 2 OF “SMACKDOWN” AT KOKOMO

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SUNNY SIDE UP; COURTNEY CAPTURES NIGHT 2 OF "SMACKDOWN" AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana.........Sprint Car racing is chock full of ups and downs. Sometimes you're in victory lane and sometimes you end up on your head. Tyler Courtney experienced both of these extremes Friday at Kokomo Speedway, recovering from a hard flip during qualifying before returning to action after several other teams pitched in to make repairs. With a lap 10 pass of Hunter Schuerenberg, Courtney persevered to win "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" Night 2 at the…

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LEARY LAYS SMACKDOWN AT KOKOMO

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LEARY LOGS SMACKDOWN NIGHT 1 VICTORY AT KOKOMO! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana.........Nearly one year to the day since his breakthrough USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory in late August of last year, C.J. Leary once again found "Sprint Car Smackdown" gold on the very same spot after capturing Thursday's "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" opener at Kokomo Speedway. In 2016, "Smackdown" weekend was owned by Leary and Kevin Thomas, Jr., who alternated victories throughout the three nights. The trend continued Thursday night when it became Leary's turn to…

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Newgarden’s second straight win springs him to championship lead

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Newgarden's second straight win springs him to championship lead Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: INDYcar Photo Staff LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 30, 2017) - Josef Newgarden finally completed what he started at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, bursting into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead after winning the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in dominant fashion. Newgarden led 73 of 90 laps on the 2.258-mile permanent road course, taking the checkered flag 5.1556 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will Power. It gave the Tennessean back-to-back wins, following his triumph July 16 at the Honda Indy Toronto. Newgarden also vaulted…

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THOMAS LEAVES NO DOUBT IN BLOOMINGTON “SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL” SCORE

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THOMAS LEAVES NO DOUBT IN BLOOMINGTON "SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL" SCORE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & David Sellers/USAC Racing Bloomington, Indiana.........Indiana Sprint Week at Bloomington Speedway is pretty much where it began for Kevin Thomas, Jr. five years ago. Fourteen USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins and five Indiana Sprint Week victories later, the Cullman, Alabama native finally made a return visit to Bloomington victory lane, leading the final 28 laps of Friday night's 29th Annual "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" to score his second series victory of the year and vaulting him into the ISW presented by Camping…

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WINDOM GUNS FOR TERRE HAUTE TRIPLE IN FRIDAY’S “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC”

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WINDOM GUNS FOR TERRE HAUTE TRIPLE IN FRIDAY'S "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The number three has already played a prominent role in the pre-race discussion of this year's "Tony Hulman Classic." While Robert Ballou makes preparations to capture an unprecedented third "Tony Hulman Classic" in a row, a past winner of the event has aspirations of his own three-in-a-row mark this Friday night, June 23, when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship returns to Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois has the opportunity to become the fifth…

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BALLOU GOES FOR HULMAN CLASSIC 3-PEAT FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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BALLOU GOES FOR HULMAN CLASSIC 3-PEAT FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com No driver has ever won three editions of the "Tony Hulman Classic" consecutively, but this Friday night, June 23 at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track, Robert Ballou has the opportunity to reverse 47-years of history. The Rocklin, California native won the 2015 and 2016 editions in equally dramatic fashion. Ballou caught Chris Windom with three laps remaining to capture the traditional rifle trophy in '15. With less than 10 to go in last season's "Hulman Classic," Ballou battled back-and-forth with…

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Stewart Beats the Boss at Lawrenceburg Speedway

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Stewart Beats the Boss at Lawrenceburg Speedway   Larson charges from sixth for runner-up finish   Story By: Colby Gorniewicz/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com   LAWRENCEBURG, IN. - May 29, 2017 - In an action-packed 35-lap Feature at the Lawrenceburg Speedway, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standout and Larson Marks Racing team owner, Kyle Larson used a line that no one dared to run, enabling him to the lead with over 10-laps remaining. A mistake in traffic by Larson allowed his driver, Shane Stewart to get back by his Boss in lap-traffic for his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car…

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Swanson Sweeps to Carb Night Classic Win

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KODY SWANSON SEIZES THE MOMENT; TIES STEELE FOR 3RD ALL-TIME WITH CARB NIGHT CLASSIC WIN Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: USAC SERIES Brownsburg, Indiana.- May 28, 2017-Lately, it seems every victory Kody Swanson captures sets a new standard in the USAC Silver Crown record book. Friday night’s “Carb Night Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway was no exception as the Californian led all 100 laps from the pole to surpass J.J. Yeley and join the late, great Dave Steele for third on the all-time series win list with his 16th career triumph. For a time in the…

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Arctic Cat All Stars Hit The Road This Weekend

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Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars ready for weekend road trip to Indiana and Wisconsin Press Release By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS, IN -May 19, 2017 - After a two-week hiatus, one of which the result of wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures in Western Pennsylvania, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition this Friday through Sunday, this time visiting an area just north of Series headquarters in Indianapolis, followed by a two-night stay in The Badger State. “America’s Series” will invade three dirt…

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All Eyes On Alonso At Indy

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Alonso Skates Through Successful First Day Of Indy 500 Practice Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana –May 16, 2017- After the opening day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Fernando Alonso rolled to his news conference on a motorized skateboard. He answered nine questions, most of which could be paraphrased as such: It’s great, I’m learning a lot, and I’m enjoying myself. Then he hopped on his skateboard and rolled back to Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway without a care. Thus was…

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Andretti Sets The Pace At Indianapolis 500 Practice

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Andretti Fastest Again On First Day Of Indianapolis 500 Practice Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana –May 16, 2017-  His new teammate may be grabbing worldwide attention for his appearance in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, but it was Marco Andretti who snatched speed honors on the opening day of practice for the 101st running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Andretti set the pace in the No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda with a lap of 226.338 mph as 32 cars turned 1,501…

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Price-Miller Captures First Career Victory at Tri-State Speedway

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Price-Miller Captures First Career Victory at Tri-State Speedway Story By: Colby Gorniewicz/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Gravel and Johnson round out the podium Haubstadt, IN, - May 15, 2017 - All the stars aligned at Tri-State Speedway for Parker Price-Miller. Inheriting the lead on Lap 18 after Sheldon Haundenschild ran into a slower car in lap traffic, causing him to do a complete 360, Price-Miller had to endure challenges from last year's Tri-State Speedway winner, David Gravel. Meticulously working his way through lap traffic, Price-Miller picked the best lanes and would go on to win his first career World of…

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Will Has The Power At INDYcar Grand Prix

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Feeling the Power: Team Penske Driver Wins INDYCAR Grand Prix Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana –May 14, 2017- Team Penske’s Will Power ended the weekend the same way he started it: in first place. The driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet capped off a flawless weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with a dominating win today on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. After winning Friday’s Verizon P1 Award with a new track record in qualifying and leading all three practice sessions on the weekend, Power led…

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Meet The Real Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart; Racing Icon Sharing A Day With A Dying Man Story By: DON RADEBAUGH / HISTORY MYSTRY MAN.COM Photos Courtesy : NEMIRE FAMILY  Indianapolis Ind.- May 5, 2017- I’m not sure if you can uncover more emotion from a human life in one afternoon, but the Nemire racing family got just about as close as you can get. Longtime ARCA/USAC competitor, winner, champion Jerry Nemire has been fighting cancer for the better part of 15 years. Monday morning didn’t start out all that good for him. He was weak and wasn’t feeling well. He also knew that Tony Stewart’s dad Nelson was…

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Alonso passes Indianapolis 500 rookie test at IMS

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Alonso passes Indianapolis 500 rookie test at IMS Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) -- Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso needed about an hour of track time today to pass the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program, clearing the way for him to compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. "It was fun," Alonso said after making quick work of the three phases of ROP in just 51 laps in his No. 29 McLaren-Honda-Andretti car. "At this moment, everything looks good. Now it's time to start…

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Gravel Rolls To Plymouth Speedway Victory

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Win Number Five for the No. 5 of David Gravel Story By; COLBY GORNIEWCZ / WOO SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Plymouth, IN - April 29, 2017 - After starting seventh on the field at the beginning of the 35-lap feature at Plymouth Speedway, David Gravel worked his way up to third-place just shy of the halfway mark. It was with three laps to go Gravel took advantage of a bobble by the No. 87 of Aaron Reutzel to put him in the runner-up spot; but he wasn't done just yet. Setting his sights on the leader of…

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Grant Leads The All At Plymouth

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GRANT BREATHES EASY WITH VICTORY IN USAC SPRINTS’ FIRST PILGRIMAGE TO PLYMOUTH Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RYAN SELLERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Plymouth, Indiana- April 22, 2017- Early on in Justin Grant’s sprint car racing career, a fellow competitor told him that he wouldn’t last more than eight laps without consciously remembering to breathe while he was racing. Justin heeded that advice, and a handful of years later, the Ione, California native is finding the greatest success of his driving career.  He could breathe easy after all was said and done Friday night after holding off…

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WINDOM TURNS THE TIDE AT TRI-STATE

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WINDOM TAMES BOESPFLUG TO TAKE TRI-STATE’S SPRING SHOWDOWN Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE NEARPASS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Haubstadt, Indiana - April 16, 2017- One night after victory slipped through his fingers and into the hands of Chad Boespflug during a spectacular late-race duel at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway, Chris Windom wouldn’t let opportunity escape his grasp once again in Saturday night’s “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway, co-sanctioned by USAC and MSCS. However, an average finish of 12th over 13 career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts at Tri-State didn’t bode well for Windom’s odds coming into…

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Fernando Alonso And Andretti Autosports Team For Indy 500 Assault

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The Indianapolis 500 Has Attracted Another World Champion To Its Driver Field. Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES Indianapolis Ind.- April 13, 2017- McLaren announced today that Fernando Alonso, Formula One’s two-time champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28. Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last year’s race with Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Alexander Rossi at the wheel of the Honda-powered Dallara. Honda also powers Alonso’s car on McLaren’s grand prix…

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BACON BRINGS HIS BROOM, SWEEPS KOKOMO GRAND PRIX

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BACON BRINGS HIS BROOM, SWEEPS KOKOMO GRAND PRIX Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Bill Miller & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana - The month of April has quickly become the "sweeps" period for USAC's national series as Brady Bacon became the second driver in as many weeks to complete an undefeated weekend by capturing both nights of the "Kokomo Grand Prix" at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway. One week after Chris Windom claimed victories in consecutive nights at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Silver Crown action, respectively, it was…

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Kokomo Grand Prix Makes Event Schedule Change

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KOKOMO GRAND PRIX SHIFTS TO SATURDAY/SUNDAY SCHEDULE Press Release By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind.- April 6, 2017- This weekend’s “Kokomo Grand Prix” featuring the USAC Midget National Championship at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway has been shifted to Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9. A forecast calling for chilling temperatures on the originally-scheduled Friday date prompted the move to Saturday and Sunday, which will feature complete shows for both the midgets and Kokomo Sprint Cars. A deep field is anticipated for “Kokomo Grand Prix,” including Justin Grant who, just last month, captured his…

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CLAUSON TO BE HONORED WITH HISTORICAL MARKER SATURDAY IN NOBLESVILLE, IND.

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IRMA HONORS BRYAN CLAUSON WITH HISTORICAL MARKER TO BE UNVEILED APRIL 8 Story By: LONNIE WHEATLY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF INDIANAPOLIS IND.- April 5, 2017- The legacy that Bryan Clauson leaves behind will forever be felt throughout the racing community and well beyond. While Clauson traveled the country and the world in his Sprint Car and Midget racing adventures as well as competing in the “Grand Daddy of Them All”, the Indianapolis 500, the town of Noblesville, Indiana was the place that he always called home. As such, it’s all too fitting that the Indiana…

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Historic Kokomo Next For USAC Midgets

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USAC Midgets Set To Take On Historic Kokomo  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND.- April 5, 2017- The USAC National Midget Series and Kokomo Speedway is a union that dates back to a bygone era of no cages and short-sleeve t-shirts serving as firesuits. Over the past six decades, the track has delivered the goods when it comes to USAC midget racing on the quarter-mile dirt oval located a little over an hour north of Indianapolis. It’s the only venue, in fact, from USAC’s initial National Midget season of 1956 that remains…

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WINDOM WINS THE SUMAR, COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP

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WINDOM WINS THE SUMAR, COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP Story By:Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Dennis Krieger/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........Chris Windom picked up right where he left off in a number of ways Sunday night at the Terre Haute Action Track. One night after celebrating a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car score at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, Windom was back in the familiar setting of victory lane at the 17th running of the "Sumar Classic." "It's pretty special getting the win last night and then to come out here with a brand-new team, I really don't know what to…

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Justin Grant Looks To Stay Hot At Terre Haute

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JUSTIN GRANT ON THE BRINK OF HISTORY THIS SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind.- March 31, 2017- Whether one uses the eye test, the victory lane photos or the point standings to determine how well Justin Grant’s 2017 season has begun, the fact of the matter is that his performance thus far has already rewritten the record books. Simply put, Grant has gotten off to one of the finest starts any driver has had in the history of the United States Auto Club.  So fine, in…

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Power Focused On Capturing Elusive Indianapolis 500 Win

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Powers A Man On A Mission Seeks Elusive Indianapolis 500 Win Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- March 30, 2017- Will Powers Body language reiterates just how much one race means , as he walks down pit road, Power gazes out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s front straightaway. It’s lunch break during Friday’s test on the 2.5-mile oval, but his mind is still on the move. The Team Penske driver pauses after the topic is broached. Yeah, he’s accomplished so much in the Verizon IndyCar Series, yet the Indianapolis 500 has proven to be…

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com March may have come in like a lion, but the hugely-anticipated month of April truly delivers the roar to the contingent of Midwest fans and drivers who have eagerly awaited this moment for the past six months. It's the return of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing to the state of Indiana, which arrives this Saturday night, April 1 at southeastern Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway. Ione, California's Justin Grant has been dominant in the early part of the season after picking up the…

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NEW LOOK TEAM HAS GRANT EYING REDEMPTION IN SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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NEW LOOK TEAM HAS GRANT EYING REDEMPTION IN SUNDAY'S SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Justin Grant remembers the heartbreak from the 2016 "Sumar Classic" all too clearly. After setting fast time in qualifying, Grant dominated the first 93 laps from the pole position and appeared to be on his way to his first career USAC Silver Crown victory. However, as he rode the rail on the bottom between turns three and four, one little mistake was all it took for a near-perfect afternoon to slip through his fingers as he missed…

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C.J. Leary Looks For Sumar Classic Repeat

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DEFENDING WINNER C.J. LEARY AIMS FOR REPEAT SUCCESS IN APRIL 2ND SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE Story By; RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis In.- March 25, 2017- In May of 1997, back when C.J. Leary was just a year old, the Leary family reached USAC Silver Crown victory lane for the first time. Chuck Leary, C.J.’s father, scored a prestigious win in the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for his first and only career USAC National triumph.  It may have just been a single victory, but oh, what a victory…

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Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo

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Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo Speedway; Advance tickets now available Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Paul Arch/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 21, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, set to battle head-to-head with some of the nation’s most talented open wheel competitors, one of which will be three-time NASCAR Cup champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions - Tony Stewart. This will be Stewart’s…

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Weather Postpones Lucas Late Model Series Events

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This Weekend's Events at Atomic and Brownstown Postponed Story By: LONNIE WHEATLEY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: HEATH LAWSON / RACERSGUIDE.COM BATAVIA, OH -March 15, 2017 - This weekend's events at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN have been postponed. With the forecast for mixed precipitation and unseasonably cold temperatures at both venues, Speedway and Series officials have agreed to postpone the events. The 3rd Annual Buckeye Spring 50 will now take place on Thursday, April 20th. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and…

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New Indoor Event Comes To DuQuoin In February

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USAC’s IMRA and Midwest Thunder Midget divisions will be a part of a new indoor racing event in February at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Ill Press Release By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS  in.- January 9, 2017- The first indoor event in the history of USAC’s IMRA and Midwest Thunder Midget divisions will be held at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Ill., on Feb. 18. The event at the ‘Mini Magic Mile’ features a full-slate of racing with two separate events in one day. The morning’s racing program includes complete…

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MESERAULL TAKES TEN GRAND WITH LAWRENCEBURG “FALL NATIONALS” TRIUMPH

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] MESERAULL TAKES TEN GRAND WITH LAWRENCEBURG "FALL NATIONALS" TRIUMPH Lawrenceburg, Indiana.......Thomas Meseraull made it back-to-back AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins with Saturday night's Lawrenceburg Speedway "Fall Nationals." The San Jose, California native picked up ten grand with a dominant drive to victory by 2.899 seconds aboard the Marion Underground Construction - Zeller Construction #66 DRC/Dynotech. "I've had a tough couple weeks in other cars since we won Eldora, so it feels good to be back in the Amati Racing #66 and beat all these guys who are at the top of the game. I have so many laps here, and…

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Paul McMahan Overcomes Up-and-Down Season to Lawrenceburg Win

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Paul McMahan Overcomes Up-and-Down Season to Lawrenceburg Win Scores his third series win of the season and takes over 17th on the all-time wins list LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - Oct. 16, 2015 - From the peak of spring where things seemed to be coming together to the desolation of a frustrating summer, Paul McMahan was a driver relieved Friday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway after he scored his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory in more than five months. "It's been a long time," an emotional McMahan said as he walked to his victory lane interview. "Man, this…

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DIRTcar Racing Pro Sprint Rules Released; Plymouth Speedway first sanctioned track to participate

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] DIRTcar Racing Pro Sprint Rules Released Plymouth Speedway first sanctioned track to participate CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 16, 2015 - Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway has become the first DIRTcar-sanctioned race track to include the recently released DIRTcar Pro Sprint as a weekly division. Ed Kennedy, owner of the 3/8-mile dirt oval, is excited with the prospects: "The developers of this package used our track numerous times, and I have been impressed every time it hits the track. The concept is perfect for the weekly and hobby racer. This division will be a great addition to our weekly lineup." Plans…

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Logan Schuchart Finishing Up 2015 On A Roll

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Logan Schuchart Finishing Up 2015 On A Roll The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Friday night CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 13, 2015 - With the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season fast coming to an end, one driver finding his stride is Logan Schuchart. In recent weeks, Schuchart has scored three straight top-10 finishes including two straight podium finishes at Berlin Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway. The 22-year-old, Hanover, Pennsylvania native, now in his sophomore year with the series, said he has learned a lot in the last year, building…

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BIG FAST TIME BONUS, SUPER LICENSE, JARRETT RETURN SPICE SATURDAY’S “FALL NATIONALS” AT LAWRENCEBURG

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BIG FAST TIME BONUS, SUPER LICENSE, JARRETT RETURN SPICE SATURDAY'S "FALL NATIONALS" AT LAWRENCEBURG             The final AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race in the Midwest this season promises to offer a number of interesting battles as the series visits Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway for Saturdaynight's $10,000-to-win "Fall Nationals."             To kick things off, the ProSource Fast Time Award, which has been a season-long tradition, has grown to a $1,000 bonus with the additional support of a number of contributors. Drivers Chase Stockon, Kody Swanson, Dave Darland and Brady Bacon are also eyeing the season-ending ProSource Fast Time Challenge bonus…

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BRADY SHORT WINS BIG IN “HAUBSTADT HUSTLER” AT TRI-STATE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BRADY SHORT WINS BIG IN "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" AT TRI-STATE Haubstadt, Indiana.......Brady Short backed up his Tri-State Speedway win from July as he cashed in for $10,000 in Saturday's "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway. The Bedford, Indiana driver benefitted from a tangle with five laps to go collecting race-long leader Kyle Cummins and finished off his second AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory of the season, which was also sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. Two separate incidents before a lap was completed brought a third double-file start, and outside front-row starter Kyle Cummins took the lead and ran away…

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Davenport Delivers with Jackson 100 Win at Brownstown

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Davenport Delivers with Jackson 100 Win at Brownstown BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 19, 2015) - Jonathan Davenport continued his dazzling season on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway by winning the 36th Annual Jackson 100. Davenport took over the lead on lap 49 from Brandon Sheppard, and dashed to his first-ever win in the historic event. Trailing Davenport to the finish line was Mike Marlar, who was also looking for his first-career win in the crown-jewel event. Devin Moran, pole-sitter Brandon Sheppard, and Don O'Neal completed the top five. "Man what a year," said the Davenport in Lucas Oil Victory…

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BALLOU TAKES NUMBER TEN WITH “HULMAN/HURTUBISE CLASSIC” SCORE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BALLOU TAKES NUMBER TEN  WITH "HULMAN/HURTUBISE CLASSIC" SCORE Terre Haute, Indiana.......Despite many strong runs at the legendary Terre Haute Action Track, a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory had eluded Robert Ballou at the Wabash Valley half-mile. After starting tenth on Friday night, he came on late and caught some good fortune to lead the final three laps and make his first win a big one, the combined "Tony Hulman/Jim Hurtubise Classic." Chris Windom got the jump from the pole, but Kevin Thomas, Jr. came from third to slide him into turn-two, while Dave Darland snuck along the…

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36th Annual Jackson 100 Up Next!

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 36th Annual Jackson 100 Up Next!   WAYCROSS, GA (September 14, 2015) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Brownstown Speedway, September 18th-19thfor the 36th Annual Jackson 100. The biggest names in dirt late model racing will converge on the 1/4-mile bullring, all vying for the $20,000 top prize. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN will return to defend his Jackson 100 title. In 2014, Bloomquist claimed his record-setting fifth Jackson 100 over Don O'Neal, Chris Simpson, Mike Marlar, and Dale McDowell. The stars of the LOLMDS are once again set to battle a strong…

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