Sprint Cars & Midgets

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

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

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55

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

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FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS

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

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70

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

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Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing Join Forces for 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019

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

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES

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

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

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

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

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

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH

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

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2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Lineup

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

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50

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

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2019 World of Outlaws Schedule: 92 Races in 25 States

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

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

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

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE

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

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

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

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EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RIVALRY DEVELOPING AMONG OPEN COCKPIT SPECIALISTS

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

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

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

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BELL TOLLS TWICE IN A ROW AT TURKEY NIGHT G.P.

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BELL TOLLS TWICE IN A ROW AT TURKEY NIGHT G.P. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Northcote & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Ventura, California.........Christopher Bell struck history Thursday night at Ventura Raceway, becoming just the third 3-time "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winning driver in the 78-year history of the famed race. For the second consecutive Thanksgiving night, however, Bell had to fend off a familiar foe who was on a quest to reach the same exclusive club of three-time winners in Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian teammate Kyle Larson. After applying relentless pressure to Larson throughout much of the…

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BRIAN MONTIETH LOOKS TO EAST COAST INDOOR NATIONALS TO ADD LUSTER TO STELLAR YEAR

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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 410 SPRINT CAR 2108 CHAMP BRIAN MONTIETH LOOKS TO EAST COAST INDOOR NATIONALS TO ADD LUSTER TO STELLAR YEAR Story By: Ernie Saxton/East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 22, 2018 . . . Known affectionately as 'The Edge', Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA, will be looking to add another jewel in his racing crown in the December 13-15 East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Race Fuels race at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. Montieth, who was an entrant in the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, will be returning to…

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THUNDER ON THE HILL TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW IN 2019

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THUNDER ON THE HILL TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW IN 2019, HERE’S AN EARLY LOOK AT SOME SPECIAL EVENTS. . . . $10,000 TO WIN FOR USAC & 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK, USAC MIDGETS TO OPEN SWING AT GRANDVIEW, MODIFIED SURPRISE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt, Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (November 21, 2018) – What began in August of 1990 -- when Steve Smith parked his Black Bandit #19 in the Grandview Speedway victory lane -- has grown over three decades to become the region’s most anticipated series…

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LARGEST TURKEY NIGHT FIELD IN 20 YEARS SET FOR THURSDAY AT VENTURA

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LARGEST TURKEY NIGHT FIELD IN 20 YEARS SET FOR THURSDAY AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 20, 2018).........The largest field of drivers for the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" since 1998 is ready to go for the 78th installment of the prestigious Thanksgiving night race this Thursday, November 22, at California's Ventura Raceway. Among the 67 expected entries for the USAC P1 National National Midgets and Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets is a stacked driver lineup featuring the best-of-the best from a variety of racing disciplines, including past "Turkey…

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All Star Circuit of Champions welcomes Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as title sponsor for 2019

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All Star Circuit of Champions welcomes Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as title sponsor for 2019 Mobil 1 returns as presenting sponsor Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 20, 2018) - Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of America’s largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory, will join the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019 as the official title sponsor, fueling one of the nation’s most historic, as well as prestigious, touring winged sprint car series. “We are thrilled to have Ollie’s Bargain Outlet join the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019. Just like the Ollie’s…

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Constituents Announce Formation of Sprint Car Council Sanctioning Bodies, Tracks, Car Owners and Drivers Unite

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Constituents Announce Formation of Sprint Car Council Sanctioning Bodies, Tracks, Car Owners and Drivers Unite Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Nov. 19, 2018 – In an effort to advance the sport of sprint car racing, constituents from across the country representing sanctioning bodies, tracks, car owners, chassis builders and drivers have announced the formation of a sprint car council. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the sprint car industry. The intent and purpose of the council is to improve communication among all constituents in the sprint car industry. The council will work…

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SEAVEY SAVES BEST FOR LAST AT BAKERSFIELD, CLINCHES USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

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SEAVEY SAVES BEST FOR LAST AT BAKERSFIELD, CLINCHES USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Devin Mayo/USAC Racing Bakersfield, California.........For 29 and three-quarters of a lap, Logan Seavey was staring straight at the tail tank of his teammate Rico Abreu's car as he followed him lap-after-lap around the Bakersfield Speedway 1/3-mile dirt oval. But all it took was one quarter, and one big run off the high side of turn four, for Seavey to race around the 2014 series champ for the lead and score his third victory of the year by a .292-second…

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2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Parking Will Start Saturday, January 12, 2019

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2019 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Parking Will Start Saturday, January 12, 2019 Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (November 15, 2018) Racing at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is the easy part. Getting 300 plus Midgets with Trailers, Tools, and Tires is a massive undertaking and in 2019, all teams will begin moving into the River Spirit Expo Center on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Parking will start with the North Wall at 10:00 A.M. (CT). Parking on the main three rows will begin at Noon and go throughout the day.…

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78TH TURKEY NIGHT REPRESENTED BY 14 STATES, 2 COUNTRIES

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  78TH TURKEY NIGHT REPRESENTED BY 14 STATES, 2 COUNTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 14, 2018).........Turkey Night is a destination race. It's one any driver wants to add to his or her resume when the helmet is hung up. That's a major reason why drivers come from all over each Fall to race midgets in southern California when Thanksgiving Night rolls around each year, as will happen on Thursday, November 22, when top guns from the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets, Light Up The World Western States Midgets and other…

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BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD

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BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Bakersfield, California (November 14, 2018).........An abundance of USAC Midget racing talent will be on display in this Saturday's "November Classic" at Bakersfield Speedway as the P1 Insurance National Midgets clash with the Light Up The World Western States Midgets for the first of two times in 2018. The field sees four past USAC National Midget champions on board for the November 17 race on the speedy 1/3-mile dirt oval, including Jerry Coons, Jr. (2006-07), Rico Abreu (2014), Tanner Thorson…

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NATIONAL MIDGET HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018 ANNOUNCED

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NATIONAL MIDGET HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018 INCLUDES ANDRETTI, ASTONE, CLAUSON, IRWIN, MARSHMAN, STREICHER Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 14, 2018).........The National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame has named six of the sport's all-time greats into its 2018 class, which will be celebrated with a luncheon and induction ceremony on Friday, January 18, inside Fair Meadows Hall (Simulcast Building) at the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fairgrounds, located adjacent to the Tulsa Expo Center which will be hosting the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals that week. The doors will open at 11am, with the luncheon…

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Music to Our Ears! Outlaws Invading Nashville in 2019

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Music to Our Ears! Outlaws Invading Nashville in 2019 Inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals Will See Dirt Go Down May 31-June 1 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – November 14, 2018 – Many outlaws have crossed through the Nashville music scene over the years, but for the first time in history the World of Outlaws and their 900 horsepower Sprint Cars will crank up the volume on May 31 and June 1 in Music City. The quarter-mile track at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will be covered in dirt for the inaugural Music…

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TURKEY NIGHT DON BASILE ROOKIE OF THE RACE CONTENDERS

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TURKEY NIGHT DON BASILE ROOKIE OF THE RACE CONTENDERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Over the years, Don Basile Rookie of the Race honors at the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" have been awarded to some of the most talented young racers in America. Just a glance down the list will show you the names of Kasey Kahne, Dave Steele, Bobby East, Kody Swanson, Kyle Larson, Tanner Thorson, Carson Macedo and Zeb Wise as individuals who've made an impact in their first appearance at the prestigious race early in their careers…

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK EXPANDS TO 8 RACES IN 2019

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  INDIANA SPRINT WEEK EXPANDS TO 8 RACES IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........Indiana Sprint Week will expand to its largest schedule in over a decade when the 32nd annual edition of the wildly-popular event arrives in 2019 for eight races in ten nights between July 18-27. There have been only two other occasions when ISW featured eight USAC AMSOIL National Sprint races, in 2003 and 2007. The 2019 ISW schedule includes eight distinct tracks each with their own characteristics, ranging from relatively flat to high banks, from quarters to half-miles and from…

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USAC MIDGETS HEAD WEST THIS SATURDAY, FIRST STOP BAKERSFIELD

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  USAC MIDGETS HEAD WEST THIS SATURDAY, FIRST STOP BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Bakersfield, California.........USAC National racing continues its adventure out west this weekend, but now the focus turns to the midgets as teams point the compass toward California's Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday, November 17, for the "November Classic," the penultimate round for both the USAC P1 Insurance National & Light Up the World Western States Midget seasons. Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. returns to Bakersfield as the defending winner of the "November Classic," where he led the final 24 laps…

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THOMAS REPEATS $25K OVAL NATIONALS WIN; COURTNEY WINS USAC SPRINT TITLE ON TIEBREAKER

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THOMAS REPEATS $25K OVAL NATIONALS WIN; COURTNEY WINS USAC SPRINT TITLE ON TIEBREAKER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Michael Fry/USAC & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. That about sums of the rollercoaster of emotions Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Tyler Courtney endured at the conclusion of Saturday night's Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. Kevin Thomas, Jr. notched his second-straight "Oval Nationals" win worth $25,000, but lost the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship on a tiebreaker to Tyler Courtney who…

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GRANT STRIKES TWICE FOR OVAL NATIONALS NIGHT TWO VICTORY

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GRANT STRIKES TWICE FOR OVAL NATIONALS NIGHT TWO VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Michael Fry & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California......... When it comes to the first two nights of the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway, it seems you just can't keep Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney away from each other in late-race situations. It also appears that down the stretch of the season, you just can't keep Justin Grant out of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane as he collected his fifth win in…

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East Coast Drivers Join Forces to Compete in Gateway Dirt Nationals

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Two East Coast Drivers Join Forces to Compete in Gateway Dirt Nationals Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – November 8, 2018 – ‘The Kid’s Kid’ out of Frenchtown, NJ, Billy Pauch Jr. and the ‘Phenom’ out of Collegeville, PA, Alex Bright have teamed up once again. This time the duo will be competing at the VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis, M.O. The third annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals will now feature three major divisions in Super Late Models, Midgets and Open-Wheel…

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GRANT GRABS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER AT PERRIS

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RESILIENT GRANT GRABS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........For better or worse, Justin Grant and TOPP Motorsports have learned how to be resilient this year. They've successfully overcome their season-long, mountainous valley of struggles that kept them winless through their first 33 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts of 2018. And, on Thursday night, the pair overcame humble beginnings that forced them to start from the fifth row in the A-Main for the opener for the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at…

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DARLAND MOVES INTO TIE FOR SECOND-MOST USAC SPRINT FAST TIMES

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DARLAND MOVES INTO TIE FOR SECOND-MOST USAC SPRINT FAST TIMES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........Qualifying is an essential aspect in the sport of auto racing, usually setting the tone for the night and putting a driver in position to claim the checkered flag at the end of the night. Perhaps it's no surprise that the top-three drivers in terms of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victories are also one-two-three on the all-time list for most fast qualifying times with the series. Tom Bigelow remains at the top with a staggering 65 fast…

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Schatz and Sweet Championship Battle Will Intensify in 2019

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Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet Championship Battle Will Intensify in 2019 2018 top two remain consistent while other rides change hands in effort to unseat TSR star Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – November 8, 2018 – Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet separated themselves from the rest of the competition in the second half of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season, which has everyone excited to see the 2019 Championship battle that will kick off in February at Volusia Speedway Park. As the Outlaws closed out their 40th…

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