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ASCS Mid-South Reveals 2020 Lineup

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Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (January 29, 2020) Laying out a 16-race lineup for the 2020 season, the ASCS Mid-South Region will visit eight ovals across Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and Mississippi.Starting things off on Saturday, April 4, the 2020 season kicks off at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. Taking the bulk of the 2020 lineup of events, the track known as "Hammer Hill" will see action seven times. Among those seven events, four, including the season opener, will be paired with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Taking a pair of nights…

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Kyle Larson Wins The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

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Kyle Larson Wins The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Story By: Bryan Hulbert /Chili Bowl TULSA, Okla. (January 18, 2020) "I'm sorry NASCAR, I'm sorry Daytona, but this is the biggest effing race I've ever won. I hope to win Daytona in a few weeks, but this is badass!" That said it all as Kyle Larson found redemption from a last-lap loss one year ago as the Elk Grove, California native finally captured the Golden Driller in the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Larson, in his 13th Chili…

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Chasing the All-Star Circuit of Champions In 2020

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Bryan Hulbert - SUNNYVALE, Texas (January 20, 2020) A goal of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. for a long time as been to work back into 410cid Sprint Car competition full time, and in 2020 the four-time champion of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will achieve that goal as the Hills Racing Team No. 15h takes on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. "We're going to go a different direction in 2020 and focusing on our 410cid racing to chase the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit…

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Kyle Larson Unstoppable On Warren CAT Qualifying Night; Bell Tops The VIROC

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Kyle Larson Unstoppable On Warren CAT Qualifying Night; Bell Tops The VIROC Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photo By: DB3 TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2020) Picking up his sixth career preliminary night victory, and third straight since 2018, Kyle Larson battled through a myriad of cautions to win Tuesday's Warren CAT Qualifying Night during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Locking into his ninth championship A-Feature since 2010, the race to that ticket became a question of fuel. "I think me and Jonathan (Beason) both were running out of fuel there at the end,"…

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Cannon McIntosh Rolls Undefeated On Cummins Qualifying Night

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Cannon McIntosh Rolls Undefeated On Cummins Qualifying Night Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photo By: DB3 TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2020) Debuting with Keith Kunz Motorsports, Oklahoma's Cannon McIntosh squashed all doubts of his worth as the 17-year old driver topped his Heat Races, Qualifier, and finally held off multiple charges, cautions, and an open red to win his first career Chili Bowl Preliminary A-Feature on Cummins Qualifying Night of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. "I've been looking for a win for a long time now. We've had lots of close calls but…

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2020 All Star point fund increases to $258,000; Series champion to earn $65,000

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2020 All Star point fund increases to $258,000; Series champion to earn $65,000 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 13, 2020) – The 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 boasts an impressive schedule of 55 events, 17 of which will award a winner’s payout of at least $6,000. With an exciting slate comes a hefty point fund, as the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will now award $258,000 across the top twelve positions including $65,000 for the championship team; a $58,000 increase from 2019. Kevin…

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D’ALESSIO TO CONTEND FOR USAC SPRINT ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2020

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D'ALESSIO TO CONTEND FOR USAC SPRINT ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (January 10, 2020)………Anthony D'Alessio is stepping up to challenge for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors in the upcoming 2020 season. D'Alessio, in conjunction with Parallax Motorsports, will field one entry as an owner/driver for the 2020 slate, which features 46 events at 23 different venues, most of which D'Alessio will be experiencing for the first time, beginning in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for Winter Dirt Games XI. "I am…

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Merced Speedway Added To 2020 Tour In Place of Spring Calistoga Event

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Merced Speedway Added To 2020 Tour In Place of Spring Calistoga EventOcean Speedway event moved to Saturday, April 11, and Fall Calistoga Event still planned Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO CALISTOGA, CA – Jan. 9, 2020 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, April 10, will return to Merced Speedway and the Ocean Speedway event will now take place Saturday, April 11. The changes are the result of the Spring Calistoga Speedway event being canceled due to local governance matters. Those who purchased tickets to the originally scheduled Saturday, April 11, Calistoga Speedway event will…

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T-Mez Tops Grant In Gateway Dirt Nationals Prelim Thriller

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T-Mez Tops Grant In Gateway Dirt Nationals Prelim Thriller Story By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Photo By: Racing Performance Media St. Louis, MO - Thomas Meseraull and Justin Grant swapped the lead five time over the last two laps during Thursday night's Gateway Dirt Nationals Prelim feature for the Midgets. 18 Cars took the green flag for the 20 lap main event, after a few tries to get a few laps in Justin Grant would jump out to the lead and appear as if he had this one in the bag. It seems as the more laps that went on, the more…

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World of Outlaws Set to Star at All-New I-70 Speedway

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World of Outlaws Set to Star at All-New I-70 SpeedwayTickets on sale now for World of Outlaws’ historic return to Odessa, MO Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com ODESSA, MO – Dec. 18, 2019 – For the first time in almost 40 years, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on May 30 will return to I-70 Motorsports Park. Race fans can now purchase tickets to the exciting Missouri Outlaw Showdown, which will see The Greatest Show on Dirt thrill fans at a new state-of-the-art facility. The Series first visited the I-70 venue in the…

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Schatz To Chili Bowl

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10-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Will Compete in Spike Chassis Entry with Sage Fruit for Mark Cooper and Mike Curb Story By: Tyler Altmeyer INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2019) – 10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz announced today that he will compete in the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals driving for Mark Cooper, the owner of Spike Chassis and co-entrant, Mike Curb of Curb/Agajanian Racing. Partnering with Sage Fruit and Curb Records, Schatz will be making his third event appearance in the 34th running of the Chili Bowl to…

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WISE AND HOLLAN TO RUN PART-TIME MIDGET SCHEDULE FOR KUNZ IN 2020

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WISE AND HOLLAN TO RUN PART-TIME MIDGET SCHEDULE FOR KUNZ IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 17, 2019)………Zeb Wise and Holley Hollan will compete on a part-time basis for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian throughout the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season. Angola, Indiana's Wise will hit a handful of USAC Midget events on the schedule with Kunz that don't conflict with his recently announced deal to compete on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tour. Wise has tentative plans to run a partial Indiana Midget Week…

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SEAVEY JOINS REINBOLD-UNDERWOOD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT TITLE CHASE

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SEAVEY JOINS REINBOLD-UNDERWOOD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT TITLE CHASE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 15, 2019)………A pairing between a USAC National championship winning driver and team will greet the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour as Logan Seavey has agreed to partner up with Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports for a full-time run with the series in 2020. Seavey, of Sutter, Calif. captured the 2018 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget title and finished as the runner-up to Tyler Courtney during this year's campaign with three victories and an Indiana Midget…

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2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON TO OPEN AT NASHVILLE

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2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON TO OPEN AT NASHVILLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Nashville, Tennessee (December 14, 2019)………The 2020 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car season will open with the series' debut at Tennessee's Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday afternoon, May 3. The half-mile, high-banked pavement oval has hosted six previous USAC National events, but none yet thus far with USAC's Silver Crown division. The last visit came during the 2004 season with Sprint Cars, a twin bill of 77-lap main events won by Bobby East and Dave Steele. USAC National Midgets have raced…

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KOFOID & PURSLEY GO FULL-TIME FOR KUNZ IN 2020

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KOFOID & PURSLEY GO FULL-TIME FOR KUNZ IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Devin Mayo Indianapolis, Indiana (December 14, 2019)………Buddy Kofoid and Daison Pursley will fill two slots on the full-time driver roster for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian as the pair pursue Rookie of the Year honors with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship in 2020. Penngrove, California's Kofoid came aboard to pilot a midget for KKM on the November western swing in 2019 where he made four feature starts, topping out with a 6th place result in the season finale at California's Ventura Raceway, finishing as…

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SWANSON, LEARY AND COURTNEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT 2019 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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SWANSON, LEARY AND COURTNEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT 2019 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades Indianapolis, Indiana (December 13, 2019)………USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney shared the spotlight along with other 2019 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 64th USAC Night of Champions celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: The record books were rewritten once again by Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson who, it seems, is able to withstand and thrive in every challenging situation thrown at him. After joining a new team…

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LAYSER JOINS TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SLATE

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LAYSER JOINS TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SLATE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olsen Indianapolis, Indiana (December 14, 2019)………Andrew Layser, who on Friday was named Rookie of the Year for the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, has teamed up with Tucker-Boat Motorsports to tackle the entire series schedule in his sophomore season of 2020. After serving as a regular in the midgets out east in 2017-18, the Collegeville, Pa. native made the leap to the National trail this past year for Clauson/Marshall Racing where he recorded eight top-ten finishes in 24 starts,…

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WINDOM SIGNS WITH TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON

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WINDOM SIGNS WITH TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON Story By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 13, 2019)………Two-time USAC National champion Chris Windom will compete for Tucker-Boat Motorsports on the full USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship schedule during the 2020 season. Windom’s 2016 Silver Crown and 2017 AMSOIL National Sprint Car titles have him just one USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship shy of becoming the seventh USAC Triple Crown champion to have won all three National series titles in his career, which would join him with Tony Stewart, J.J.…

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CHAMP LEARY TO RUN #1 FOR GILE ON 2020 USAC SPRINT TRAIL

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CHAMP LEARY TO RUN #1 FOR GILE ON 2020 USAC SPRINT TRAIL Story By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 12, 2019)………Recently crowned champion C.J. Leary is on the move to Gene Gile Racing where he will pilot car No. 1 on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020. Leary makes the move to the Phoenix, Arizona-based GGR team following a single season at Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports in 2019, which resulted in a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title following two victories and series best 32 top-ten finishes in 34 starts. However,…

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Sam McGhee Motorsports Hires Zeb Wise to Run Full Time with All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020

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Sam McGhee Motorsports Hires Zeb Wise to Run Full Time with All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, IN (December 12, 2019) – Sam McGhee Motorsports today announced that Zeb Wise will pilot the #11 410 winged sprint car during full time competition and chase the national points fund and rookie of the year honors with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020. The team will utilize Maxim chassis and Fisher Racing engines during the 2020 All Star campaign. Sam McGhee and Derek Miller will be turning the wrenches on…

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First Round Of 2020 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Events Revealed

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First Round Of 2020 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Events Revealed Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (December 12, 2019) With a few old favorites, and several new venues lining the 2020 lineup, the first round of a scheduled 50 race slate has been released for 29th season of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. "We're looking forward to 2020. We have a lot of new tracks, and it's great that we've been able to bring back some that we haven't been too in a long time," commented…

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USAC SILVER CROWN SLATED FOR 12 RACES IN 2020; ADDS SELINSGROVE DEBUT & GATEWAY RETURN

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USAC SILVER CROWN SLATED FOR 12 RACES IN 2020; ADDS SELINSGROVE DEBUT & GATEWAY RETURN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019)………The 50th season of USAC Silver Crown racing features the versatile talent in the series tackling both dirt and pavement throughout its 12 race docket during the 2020 campaign, which includes a first-time venue in Pennsylvania's Selinsgrove Speedway dirt half-mile and a return visit to the ultra-fast paved 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway in southern Illinois for the first time in four years. The series gets underway on May 3…

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2020 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST SINCE 1988

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2020 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST SINCE 1988 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019)………USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will embark on their largest schedule of events in over three decades when the series hits the trail for the start of their 65th season on Feb. 7-8 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., the opening night of Winter Dirt Games XI. The series schedule has grown to 39 events for the 2020 campaign, the most events on the slate since 1988. It's a schedule which includes a mix…

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2020 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SCHEDULE RELEASED

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2020 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SCHEDULE RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 11, 2019)………Forty-six events at 23 different venues across 14 states dot the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar for the 2020 season with many of the familiar favorites joining a bevy of racetracks making their return to the schedule. For the 11th consecutive season, the series begins the campaign with three-straight events in Florida, at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Feb. 13-14-15. From there, the season kicks into gear in the Midwest springtime with an April 4 visit to…

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WINDOM ONWARD WITH HAYWARD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON

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WINDOM ONWARD WITH HAYWARD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 9, 2019)………Two-time USAC National champion Chris Windom will suit up for Hayward Motorsports to drive car No. 19 on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020. Along with Windom, his longtime sidekick and crew chief Derek Claxton will be turning the wrenches on the machine that will carry sponsorship from NOS Energy Drink. Additional corporate sponsors will be announced by the team during the Performance Racing Industry show this week in Indianapolis. Windom, the…

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CARRICK CATCHES RIDE WITH PETRY FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON

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CARRICK CATCHES RIDE WITH PETRY FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 9, 2019)………Tanner Carrick, who this past year became one of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget division's five first-time winners, has found a new home with Petry Motorsports to chase a USAC Midget championship in 2020. The 17-year-old Carrick, of Lincoln, Calif., will join the Petry Motorsports team after spending the past three seasons behind the wheel for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, for whom he captured 2017 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year honors as…

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New Events And Increased Appearances Part Of Just Released Williams Grove 2020 Sked

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New Events And Increased Appearances Part Of Just Released Williams Grove 2020 Sked Season Opener Slated For Sunday, March 15. Story By: Shaun Browse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA – Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2020 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates that showcase the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in every outing. The 2020 season opener featuring 410 sprint cars only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm. But that will not be the last “sprints only” program on the 2020 slate of races, as three more big shows with simply…

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2020 USAC East Coast Tour Shaping Up Quickly

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2020 USAC East Coast Tour Shaping Up Quickly Story By: Nick Filliman/USAC-EC Photo By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com The 2020 Rapid Tire, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series Schedule will have quite a diverse mixture of speedways to compete at from North to South, and East to West. Drivers will be tested on tracks that are both new too many drivers, and have had series visits in the past. While the series schedule is not all the way complete, there are a number of big highlighted events already announced, beginning the the tour opener on April 3rd at the Williams Grove Speedway.…

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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will hit 24 states on the more than 80-race tour

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2020 SCHEDULE: New Venues, Familiar Favorites World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will hit 24 states on the more than 80-race tour Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to more than 80 races across 24 states for the 2020 tour. From the continuation of iconic events like the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford and Can-Am World Finals to the addition of new and historic venues like Vado Speedway Park and Lawton Speedway,…

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2019 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR YEAR IN REVIEW

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2019 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR YEAR IN REVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019)………In his eighth full season with the series, youthful C.J. Leary became USAC's newest first-time champion as well as the third youngest USAC National Sprint Car driver champion behind only Bryan Clauson and Levi Jones, who were both just slightly younger at the same age of 23. In 2016, Leary became the first son of a past USAC Silver Crown winner (Chuck Leary) to win a race himself in that series. In 2019, C.J. also became…

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON IN REVIEW

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON IN REVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019)………With the 64th USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season in the books, we reflect on the most balanced season in recent times in terms of the variety of venues and the number of teams and drivers who stepped to the forefront to compete at an elite level throughout the duration of the most expansive schedule of events in more than two decades. Firstly, Tyler Courtney and Clauson/Marshall Racing earned their first driver and owner championship, respectively, in…

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All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 55 events in 11 states in 2020

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All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 55 events in 11 states in 2020 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 5, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the highway in less than two months, launching a 2020 campaign jam packed with high profile events, big money paydays, and of course, highly-competitive dirt ovals spread throughout much of the Northeast, Midwest, and Florida. To date, the traveling All Stars will headline 55 events after the New Year, 51 accumulating championship points, all of which…

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2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED

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2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 2, 2019)………The 33rd annual Indiana Sprint Week schedule will feature seven races in a nine-night span between July 24 and August 1 at seven familiar Hoosier-state venues on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail. The 2020 ISW schedule includes seven distinct tracks with a rich history and unique characteristics each their own, ranging from quarter-miles to three-eighths to half-miles, with degrees of banking both flat and high throughout the mini-series, offering a unique challenge to both driver and machine…

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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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