Sprint Cars & Midgets

Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener

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Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 30, 2019) Opening the 4th annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night, California's Kyle Larson brought his momentum from the Midgets to the ASCS Southwest Region with his first career victory against the Arizona based tour in the Finley Farms/Chevrolet Accessories No. 57. Taking the green from sixth, Larson worked into the top three on the first lap as Hunter Schuerenberg showed the way with Christopher Bell in tow. Red with 23 laps to run, the restart saw Bell take a shot…

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Ventura, California (November 29 2019)………Nearing halfway of Friday night's 98-lap feature at California's Ventura Raceway while running fifth, Kyle Larson nearly saw his Turkey Night Grand Prix end in shambles after biking hard into turn one. Somehow, someway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native regained his footing, kept his foot on the throttle and carried on as if it was just part of the game plan. Obviously, it wasn't, but Larson welcomes a challenge and responded to it in kind throughout the night,…

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USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUTS AT SELINSGROVE IN 2020

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USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUTS AT SELINSGROVE IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 29, 2019)………Pennsylvania's Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) will present the Bill Holland Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in what promises to be a must-see event 74 years in the making! The first-ever visit by the Silver Crown Champ Cars to the historic half-mile oval will feature the wingless warriors in a 74-lap race that will not only honor the memory of the late Hall-of-Fame driver Bill…

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LARSON BIDS FOR RARE SEASON-ENDING HAT TRICK AT TURKEY NIGHT

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LARSON BIDS FOR RARE SEASON-ENDING HAT TRICK AT TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 27, 2019)………It always seems imperative to end on a high note, to conclude the season in as successful fashion as possible to bring good fortune and cheer heading into the winter months of the racing season. Kyle Larson has an opportunity standing before him to reach the highest of notes this coming Thursday during the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway. Only two drivers in the history…

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STENHOUSE JOINS STACKED TURKEY NIGHT FIELD

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STENHOUSE JOINS STACKED TURKEY NIGHT FIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 26, 2019)………Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., a five-time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature winner and 2007 series Rookie of the Year, has filed an entry to become the latest addition to the massive field for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Stenhouse, also a two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup winner and two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champ, will drive the No. 17JR for Clauson/Marshall Racing, a fifth…

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First Run Of Entries Revealed For 34th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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First Run Of Entries Revealed For 34th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (November 25, 2019) With the first 101 entries confirmed, and we're not talking Dalmatians, the entry list for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has been released. Taking place January 13-18 atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. eight of the entries received thus far are still in search of a driver while 24 are among those who have made the cut.Among the entered is 2019 World of Outlaws…

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TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX-VIEW 2019

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TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX-VIEW 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 25, 2019)………It's been nearly three decades since the Turkey Night Grand Prix has reached the levels of enormity in car count and buzz than it has entering this Thursday's 79th edition of the prestigious event, but that's certainly the case in 2019. More than 70 cars are expected to compete in the event at California's seaside oval of Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving night, November 28, which would be the most USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets in attendance…

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THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD

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THIRD TIME'S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California (November 23, 2019)………Kyle Larson became the first driver in 16 years to win back-to-back USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget features in the state of California on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, picking off Michael Pickens for good on the 11th lap and commanding the final 20 laps to score his third series victory of the year. J.J. Yeley was the last to pull off the Cali double with two consecutive wins in the Golden State in 2003 at…

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Placerville, California (November 20, 2019)………Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson's most cherished racing moments. It's the place he made his first sprint car start. It's the place he won his first sprint car race. It's the place he describes as his "home track." Now, he can chalk up another memorable moment at the northern California 1/4-mile dirt oval and lay claim as the winner of the richest event in USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget…

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature

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Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature2019 was a learning year for Schatz who went through changes on and off the racetrack Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 20, 2019 – Donny Schatz experienced several highs and lows on and off the track in 2019. Some changed his view on life, but none have changed who he is or his desire to win. After a stretch of winning five championships in-a-row – and collecting at least 20 wins each year – the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series…

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & DB3 Placerville, California (November 19, 2019)………It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget. Just last weekend, the Fresno, Calif. native broke into the top-10 for the first time with the series in his fifth start, a ninth-place finish, and admitted that it's a different kind racing than he's used to and that it will take time to compete with the best drivers of this…

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 19, 2019)………The driver lineup for the Nov. 28th Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway has surged above 70 entrants for the 79th running of the famed event featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets. The car count hasn't exceeded 70 since 1992, and this year's class of entries is not only stocked with quantity, but immense quality. The lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016…

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 18, 2019)………One-hundred lap USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget races are a rarity these days. In fact, this week's inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 from California's Placerville Speedway is the first such event in seven seasons, a race won by Brady Bacon at Indiana's Tri-State Speedway in 2012. Races of that length can create a completely different aspect to the event that you don't see in standard 30 or even 40 lap events. There's…

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 17, 2019)………If you're going to make a first impression, make it a big one! The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets make their debut at California's Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-20, for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, the richest event in the history of the series with a total purse of over $150,000 for the two-night spectacular. Tuesday's PureCrop1 main event on November 19 will pay $5,000 to the 30-lap main event winner and features…

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LEARY’S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE

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LEARY'S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Was there any more indicative way of how C.J. Leary and Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports achieved their USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship than how they performed in Saturday night's season finale at Arizona Speedway? The team rolled off the trailer for the second night of Western World and clicked off fast time during qualifying, then won their heat race from the third row and finished off with a solid top-five run. Night-after-night, track-after-track, Leary…

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Regardless of the type of car or the venue, Brady Bacon has a knack for winning at the Western World Championships. Entering Saturday night's 52nd Western World finale at Arizona Speedway, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native had previously earned four final night victories in a 360 c.i. sprint car, first in 2009 and 2010 in Tucson, then again in 2016 and 2018 at Arizona. Now you can add a victory in a midget to his Western World…

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………One year ago, Tyler Courtney had a view from the other side of the spectrum at the season finale. There, his nearest combatant in the title chase collected a feature win while he celebrated a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship. Saturday's 2019 season finale at Arizona Speedway found the Indianapolis, Ind. in the polar opposite position where he was the one standing in victory lane with a tinge of bittersweetness surrounding him. He earned a…

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Entering the final weekend of the year trailing by 44 points in the USAC AMSOIL National standings, Tyler Courtney's goal was simple. Win a championship. Simple enough. But to do that, you've got to persevere under pressure and tense situations that may arise around you. You've also got to avoid catastrophe whether it's by your own doing or avoiding the calamities around you in order to maximize your points. Courtney checked all those boxes…

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Since his car first rolled off the trailer for practice one night earlier, Kevin Thomas, Jr. has had the propensity to be quick in a midget around Arizona Speedway. That tendency carried into Friday night's Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford where Thomas led all 30 laps and fought off a hard-charging Zeb Wise who nearly ripped away the victory in the final laps of first ever visit for the USAC NOS…

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LEARY TOPS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRACTICE

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LEARY TOPS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader C.J. Leary got his weekend off on the right foot by setting the top lap during Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National/CRA/Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car open practice at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) ripped around the 1/3-mile dirt oval with a top lap of 14.682 in his Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical - Mesilla…

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. recorded the fastest lap during USAC NOS Energy Drink National/Western States Midget open practice Wednesday night at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas set the standard of 15.073 around the 1/3-mile dirt oval in the first ever visit for the series to Arizona Speedway aboard his Petry Motorsports/FK Rod Ends - McDonald's - Dr. Pepper/Bullet/Speedway Toyota.…

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Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny Lasoski

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THE DUDE AND THE KID: Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny LasoskiDaniel, 19, will field his own team with Lasoski at the helm in his World of Outlaws rookie season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO CONCORD, NC – Nov. 14, 2019 – Do you remember what you were doing at 19 years old? Maybe early stages of college. Maybe minimum wage job. Probably still driving your first low budget car. In 2020, 19-year-old Mason Daniel, of Springville, Calif., will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as a full-time rookie contender…

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Ventura, California (November 13, 2019)………As it stands now, the entry list for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is stacked to the gills with the number of cars, drivers and the amount of talent that will be on display for the prestigious event on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Entries are still rolling in at press time, but at the moment, the lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016 victor Kyle Larson (Elk…

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 12, 2019)………This weekend's 52nd Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford at Arizona Speedway presents a unique opportunity. An opportunity to showcase versatility in both a Sprint Car and a Midget on the same track on the same evening for two consecutive nights. It's a rare breed who've been able to tame both beasts on the same night by winning both a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature and a USAC NOS…

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title comes down to this: two events in two nights at Arizona Speedway where C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney are engaged in a battle separated by a mere 44 points entering this Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th's 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford. C.J. Leary enters the ring this weekend with the advantage after capturing the victory in last Saturday's Oval Nationals at California's…

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HANGTOWN 100 DEADLINE LOOMING; 57 CARS ALREADY ENTERED

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HANGTOWN 100 DEADLINE LOOMING; 57 CARS ALREADY ENTERED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 11, 2019)………Last call has arrived for teams to register for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 19-20 at California's Placerville Speedway at https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online. Fifty-seven entries have already been received for the event, which features a $130,000 purse over two nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget racing which concludes with a $20,000 to win 100-lap feature on the final night while the overall points champion receives a $12,000 bonus. Among the…

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WESTERN WORLD USAC MIDGET PREVIEW

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WESTERN WORLD USAC MIDGET PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………It's been five years since the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets have graced the Grand Canyon State of Arizona where they return this weekend, Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 for the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford, a two-night doubleheader with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. This weekend's trip to the Southwest will mark the first ever visit for midgets to the 3/8-mile dirt oval in San Tan Valley.…

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World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet

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World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet Close to $600,000 awarded to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and teams Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Cyndi Craft CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series class of drivers traded their motley fire suits for classy jacket and tie attire to be honored Sunday night at the Series’ banquet. Less than 24 hours after Brad Sweet secured his first World of Outlaws championship – in the closest points battle in the Series’…

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Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship

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Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship Sweet beats Schatz by 4 points in closest points battle in Series history; Gravel sweeps Can-Am World Finals Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Michael Fry CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – The air chilled your bones and frozen your breath. The crowd of people multiplied every second, fighting over inches of space to snap the best picture. Sandwiched in the middle of it was Brad Sweet, who at that moment said he felt like he could finally relax. Awaiting him on the front stretch of The Dirt Track at Charlotte…

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LEARY LANDS OVAL NATIONALS VICTORY AT PERRIS

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LEARY LANDS OVAL NATIONALS VICTORY AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Perris, California (November 9, 2019)………In his seven previous Oval Nationals final night starts entering Saturday, C.J. Leary had never managed a finish better than 13th, a result hardly indicative of his performances throughout the years which have been plagued by the lack of Lady Luck's presence, including a mechanical issue that sidelined him while leading with 14 laps remaining one year ago. The 2019 edition unfolded quite differently for the Greenfield, Ind. native on this particular evening, a story void of heartache,…

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Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win

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Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win Championship contenders take historic battle to Can-Am World Finals season finale Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – History has been writing a novel this year in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and has an epic conclusion planned for its final chapter. The setup for it came Friday night during the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Ten-time and reigning champion Donny Schatz narrowed Brad Sweet’s points lead to a mere two points…

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BACK-TO-BACK BACON DOES IT AGAIN AT PERRIS

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BACK-TO-BACK BACON DOES IT AGAIN AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Perris, California (November 8, 2019)………It took Brady Bacon 27 starts over a span of 13 years to reach victory lane for the first time at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday night. It took just 24 hours for him to capture his second on Friday at night two of the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction. The Broken Arrow, Okla. native delivered again on the southern California half-mile dirt oval for the second-straight night and became the first…

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Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship Battle

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Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship BattleTitle contenders on front row of heats; Schuchart, Reutzel set Quick Times Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Chris Owens/DIRTcar CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – Two rounds of Qualifying for the Can-Am World Finals Thursday night have set the stage for an epic World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship battle at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. This weekend will determine the 2019 champion – Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points. Schatz earned a front row Drydene Heat race starting spot for Friday’s…

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PERRIS ELUSIVE NO MORE FOR BACON AT OVAL NATS NIGHT #1

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PERRIS ELUSIVE NO MORE FOR BACON AT OVAL NATS NIGHT #1 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Perris, California (November 7, 2019)………In 26 previous USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts at Perris Auto Speedway, Brady Bacon was in contention in the majority of them, garnering 17 top-tens and nine top-fives between 2006 and 2018. However, in start 27 on Thursday, Bacon finally tasted the sweet nectar of victory at the southern California ½-mile, leading all 30 laps from the pole position to capture opening night of the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All…

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COURTNEY SETTING USAC RECORDS IN DREAM 2019 SEASON

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COURTNEY SETTING USAC RECORDS IN DREAM 2019 SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 5, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's 2019 USAC season has been a memorable one on numerous fronts, not the least is the number of wins he's collected as the tour moves into November and the final month of the racing year. Entering this week's Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Nov. 7-8-9, Courtney has already garnered 16 total USAC National feature victories - once in Silver Crown, seven times in…

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LARSON, COURTNEY, SWEET, WINDOM ENTER HANGTOWN 100

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LARSON, COURTNEY, SWEET, WINDOM ENTER HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 5, 2019)………Two weeks remain until the start of the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, and already, the lineup is absolutely stacked with a multitude of talent from various disciplines throughout the racing world. All are gunning for the top prize at California's Placerville Speedway which features over $130,000 in total prize money for the co-sanctioned USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget event on November 19-20. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup star and versatile dirt track pilot…

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Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz set to make history at Can-Am World Finals

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Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz set to make history at Can-Am World FinalsHistorically close points battle will be decided at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Nov. 7-9 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 5, 2019 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make history at the Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. For the first time since 2013 the championship won’t be decided until the checkered flag flies for the final time this season. Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., leads reigning champion Donny Schatz,…

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Scott Bogucki Wins A Wild One At The VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals

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Scott Bogucki Wins A Wild One At The VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS FT. WORTH, Texas (November 1, 2019) When the dust settled on a slide job filled SawBlade.com A-Feature Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, Australia's Scott Bogucki capped off his 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with victory at Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. "This is unbelievable. I've got so many great people behind me with SawBlade.com, Scotty McDonald at Dissolvalloy, Lee with Ostrich Racing Engine - this is…

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Terry McCarl Masters VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals Opener

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Terry McCarl Masters VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals Opener Story By: Bryan Hulbert /ASCS FT. WORTH, Texas (October 31, 2019) Halloween at Texas Motor Speedway delivered a few tricks, and all the treats for Terry McCarl, as the Altoona, Iowa driver wheeled TheSnowPlow.com/Destiny Motorsports No. 4 to his 14th career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Night 1 of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. "Man, it feels good to win because this wasn't an old man track. This place was cowboy-up tonight so I just want…

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OVAL NATIONALS RACE PREVIEW

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OVAL NATIONALS RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Perris, California (October 31, 2019)………Made up our minds to make a new start, going to California with racing in our heart. Golden state, here we come! The best of USAC's AMSOIL National, CRA and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint divisions make the voyage to southern California's Perris Auto Speedway November 7-8-9 for the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) enters as the two-time and defending champion of the Oval Nationals and aims to become the first driver…

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How Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz stack up at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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BY THE NUMBERS: How Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz stack up at The Dirt Track at CharlotteSweet, Schatz bring historically close points battle to the Can-Am World Finals on Nov. 7-9 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Oct. 31, 2019 – Two races. Two drivers. Eight points. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship won’t be determined until the final lap of the season ending Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals. Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points heading into the final two races of the year at The…

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4 PAST WINNERS SET FOR OVAL NATIONALS

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4 PAST WINNERS SET FOR OVAL NATIONALS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Perris, California (October 29, 2019)………Four previous champions of the Oval Nationals are lasered-in on collecting another coveted eagle trophy for their mantle in the 24th annual running of the event November 7-8-9 at California's Perris Auto Speedway. Two drivers, Bud Kaeding and Damion Gardner aim to become the first four-time winners in Oval Nationals history. Kaeding (Campbell, Calif.) won his three in 2001-2002-2007. The 2006-2007 USAC Silver Crown champ is one of the most-tenured of all Oval Nationals participants with 16 starts…

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YOUTHFUL AND EXPERIENCED: LEARY AND COURTNEY CHASE USAC SPRINT TITLE

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YOUTHFUL AND EXPERIENCED: LEARY AND COURTNEY CHASE USAC SPRINT TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (October 29, 2019)………When it comes to thinking about this year's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship contenders - C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney, you most certainly wouldn't think of either of them as newcomers to the scene or flashes in the pan, would you? Absolutely not. In fact, both drivers' first career series starts came during the 2012 season, giving each individual nearly eight years of experience apiece while racking up numerous starts with…

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Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne chasing another World of Outlaws title as owners

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Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne chasing another World of Outlaws title as ownersTSR is aiming for its 10th World of Outlaws championship, KKR is going for its second Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Oct. 29, 2019 – Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne have transitioned from battling each other as championship contending NASCAR drivers to competing against each other as championship contending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team owners. This year their teams are separated by only eight points heading into the season ending Nov. 7-9 World Finals at The Dirt Track…

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McDOUGAL TEAMS WITH CHENEY FOR OVAL NATIONALS

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McDOUGAL TEAMS WITH CHENEY FOR OVAL NATIONALS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Perris, California (October 28, 2019)………Jason McDougal has teamed up with Dwight Cheney to compete for the Glendora, Calif. based car owner in the November 7-8-9 Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at California's Perris Auto Speedway. McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) will drive Cheney's No. 42x alongside teammate and current USAC Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car point leader Brody Roa (Garden Grove, Calif.). McDougal is one of six drivers this season to win a feature in both the USAC AMSOIL National…

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THOMAS PURSUES 3RD CONSECUTIVE OVAL NATS WIN

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THOMAS PURSUES 3RD CONSECUTIVE OVAL NATS WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Perris, California (October 28, 2019)………In the 23-year history of the Oval Nationals, four drivers have been able to score two consecutive victories in the event at California's Perris Auto Speedway. No driver, however, has found victory lane in three-straight years on the final night. Kevin Thomas, Jr. faces that opportunity on November 7-8-9 as the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction arrives at the southern California half-mile dirt oval for the 24th time. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., joined the likes…

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Schatz cuts points deficit down to 8 points with Port Royal win

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Donny Schatz cuts points deficit down to 8 points with Port Royal winSchatz’s 11th win of the season helped cut Brad Sweet’s points lead down by 24 points Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 PORT ROYAL, PA – Oct. 26, 2019 – Donny Schatz has spoken modestly about this year’s dramatic points battle with Brad Sweet. However, his on-track performance shouts anecdotes about it every race night. Friday night at Port Royal Speedway it shouted load enough to capture everyone’s attention. Schatz won his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year, his…

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HANGTOWN 100 FORMAT REVEALED

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HANGTOWN 100 FORMAT REVEALED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (October 21, 2019)………The format for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 19-20, 2019, at California's Placerville Speedway has been announced. The debut appearance for the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will feature a Trophy Cup style format that has been slightly modified. The number one theme, however, will be larger than normal inverts and points on the line each time a driver hits the speedway. On opening night drivers will draw randomly in a draft style format and then get to select…

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TJ STUTTS PICKS UP EMOTIONAL WIN IN OPEN WHEEL MADNESS FINALE AT PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

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TJ STUTTS PICKS UP EMOTIONAL WIN IN OPEN WHEEL MADNESS FINALE AT PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAYBard and Zearfoss Also Pick Up Wins, Ken Duke Wins 30 Championship Story By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA- When the 2019 racing season started, T.J Stutts wasn’t sure if he’d be behind the wheel of a racecar, let alone in victory lane. A grueling offseason that saw the Liverpool, Pa. fighting the effects of a neuroendocrine tumor on the tail of the pancreas, Stutts was just happy to be living his life. However, he kept his head up and…

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David Gravel wins Jason Johnson Classic

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David Gravel wins Jason Johnson Classic Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 ELDON, MO – Oct. 19, 2019 – Jason Johnson had a black book of goals he’d like to accomplish. One was to promote a race. On Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway it was checked off Johnson's list. His widow, Bobbi Johnson, promoted the Jason Johnson Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The event started with rain but had a storybook ending. Like a wave rising in the ocean before crashing down, the sea of people filling the grandstands simultaneously rose…

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