Sprint Cars & Midgets

FIRST-TIME WINNERS MAKE MARK ON 2019 USAC MIDGET SEASON

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS MAKE MARK ON 2019 USAC MIDGET SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (October 16, 2019)………Everybody has to start somewhere. The same rings true for everybody who's ever won a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature. They've all earned that first win somewhere, some place. Entering this weekend's double-dip over a three-night span, this season has already produced four first-time winners with the series, the most in any single year since 2008: Cannon McIntosh (Southern Illinois Center), Chris Windom (Lawrenceburg), Jason McDougal (Jefferson County) and Tanner Carrick (Sweet Springs). This…

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TRI-STATE HARVEST CUP USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW

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TRI-STATE HARVEST CUP USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Haubstadt, Indiana (October 14, 2019)………It's been seven years since the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship graced the quarter-mile dirt of Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., but this Saturday, October 19, the series is back at the racy southern Indiana oval as part of the Harvest Cup. In nine previous appearances by the series dating back to its debut at Tri-State in 1969, no driver has repeated their USAC Midget victory. A new winner will likely emerge this Saturday night in the tenth trip…

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JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL RACE PREVIEW

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JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Wayne City, Illinois (October 14, 2019)………Four past winners are in this year's lineup for the sixth running of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Jason Leffler Memorial this Thursday night, October 17, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois. Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, Okla.) enters as the reigning race winner at 1/8-mile dirt bullring in southern Illinois. He led the final 37 laps of the 40-lap main event to score his first and, still only, career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature win. Thomas earned…

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New Reserved Seats Added To Front Straightaway Grandstands For 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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ON SALE NOW! New Reserved Seats Added To Front Straightaway Grandstands For 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein TULSA, Okla. (October 14, 2019) New grandstands are coming to the Front Straightaway of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening January 13-18, 2020 atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. With the new grandstands, new seats have been added overlooking turns one and two, and are now available to be purchased. The additional seats are…

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Chase Dietz Wins Capitol Renegade Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway

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Chase Dietz Wins Capitol Renegade Showdown at BAPS Motor SpeedwayStory By: BAPS Motor Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pa. (10/12/19) – Chase Dietz is still in his first season with the Rick Lefever-owned team and doesn’t have a lot of experience at BAPS Motor Speedway. Those two factors probably didn’t help expectations Saturday night at the York Haven facility. Still, this team is starting to jell and find speed. That was obvious in the 30-lap main event. Dietz fell back to third, but he made a late-race charge to earn a confidence-building victory worth a $5,000 payday. “This…

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Christopher Bell wins at Tri-State Speedway as driver, owner

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Christopher Bell wins at Tri-State Speedway as driver, ownerBell wins an eventful night in Haubstadt, Brad Sweet extends points lead Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 HAUBSTADT, IN – Oct. 13, 2019 – After winning $100,000 in April through NASCAR’s Dash 4 Cash, Christopher Bell already knew what he would like to do with the money: purchase his own Sprint Car. Six months later, the Norman, Okla. driver parked his self-owned No. 21 car in Victory Lane for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Sunday night event at Tri-State Speedway. The victory was his fifth…

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Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser Racing return home for Indiana doubleheader

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Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser Racing return home for Indiana doubleheaderTerre Haute Action Track, Tri-State Speedway provide Kinser the opportunity to find consistency at home Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com TERRE HAUTE, IN – Oct. 8, 2019 – Kraig Kinser is searching for consistency. Two weeks ago, the Bloomington, Ind.-native found himself picking up a pair of top-10 finishes. Last weekend, he failed to crack the top-20 in one race and to make the Feature in the other. This weekend, Kinser and his Steve Kinser Racing team will get to tackle their quest for consistent speed from the…

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Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway

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OPENING A DREAM: Brent Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove SpeedwayMarks pockets $65,000 for winning the National Open, his first win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 5, 2019 – Williams Grove Speedway announcer Bruce Ellis held up a checkered flag to Brent Marks. “Do you want to read what that says?” he asked the Myerstown, Pa. driver. Marks grabbed the flag and held it eye level. Fixated on the printed logo he earnestly said, “Williams Grove National Open winner.” “That’s you,” Ellis replied. Marks won the 57th Champion…

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KTJ’S LOVIN’ IT IN 2ND FALL NATIONALS WIN

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KTJ'S LOVIN' IT IN 2ND FALL NATIONALS WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze Lawrenceburg, Indiana (October 5, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. was bound and determined not to make any mistakes entering Saturday's Fall Nationals at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway. Exactly one week earlier at Eldora Speedway, the Cullman, Ala. native had a pair of chances, first in the sprint car feature where he led the first 18 laps of the 30-lap race before slapping the turn four wall and losing the lead. Later that same night, he was a dominant figure in the Silver Crown main,…

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David Gravel wins first night of National Open at Williams Grove

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GRAND OPENING: David Gravel wins first night of National Open at Williams GroveGravel dominated the night by earning his 19th Quick Time and ninth win of the season Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 4, 2019 – A hunger had been building inside David Gravel the last three weeks. His appetite for another win had been teased on several occasions. He set Quick Time three times since his last win in September but was unable to make the achievements relevant with another win. Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the opening night of…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES XI DATES SET FOR FEBRUARY 2020

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WINTER DIRT GAMES XI DATES SET FOR FEBRUARY 2020 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (October 4, 2019)………The decade of the 2020s for USAC racing gets underway in grand fashion over two consecutive weekends in February of 2020 with National Sprint Car and Midget racing in the state of Florida at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park. The festivities begin on Thursday, February 6, with a practice night for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, followed by two-straight nights of complete shows for the series at the 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt track on…

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Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet keep points battle historically close

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Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet keep points battle historically closeOnly 40 points separate Sweet and Schatz for the points lead with 10 races to go Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Oct. 2, 2019 – For the first time since 2013 Donny Schatz finds himself in a tight championship points battle with eight races to go before the World Finals season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7-9. Brad Sweet, who finished second to Schatz in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ point standings for…

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LAWRENCEBURG FALL NATIONALS PREVIEW

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LAWRENCEBURG FALL NATIONALS PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dave Dellinger Lawrenceburg, Indiana (September 30, 2019)………This Saturday's 63rd appearance by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway brings to us the 10th running of the Fall Nationals under USAC sanction on October 5. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) enters as the reigning Fall Nationals winner, leading the first lap and the final 18 laps in a spirited duel with Brady Bacon. He's riding a hot streak at The Burg as the winner of the two most recent series appearances, also capturing the win…

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Brad Sweet earns his 50th career win, extends points lead at Lernerville

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THE BIG 5-0: Brad Sweet earns his 50th career win, extends points lead at Lernerville With Donny Schatz having a rare issue, Sweet now holds a 40-point lead over him Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein SARVER, PA – Sept. 28, 2019 – Brad Sweet has made a habit of winning big this season – most notably claiming the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal in July. However, his win Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway may prove to be his biggest victory, yet. When Sweet sped by the checkered flag he picked up his second win in-a-row at the Commonwealth Clash…

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A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR UNLIKE ANY OTHER FOR SWANSON

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A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR UNLIKE ANY OTHER FOR SWANSON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………For Kody Swanson, 2019 was a year unlike any other. The record books will forever show the Kingsburg, Calif. driver having another dominant year with five wins in 10 races and adding an unprecedented fifth USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series title to his laundry list of accomplishments within the series. They say stats never lie, which is true. However, stats don't always tell the whole story, a story that's had its ups and downs, peaks and…

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Aaron Reutzel caps 2019 All Star title run with 4-Crown Nationals triumph at Eldora Speedway

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Aaron Reutzel caps 2019 All Star title run with 4-Crown Nationals triumph at Eldora Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 28, 2019) - Aaron Reutzel’s 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship campaign could not have ended more appropriately. Not only did the Clute, Texas-native cap his season with a 16th Series victory, his sixth during the month of September, but Reutzel did so during the 38th running of Eldora Speedway’s historic 4-Crown Nationals; a second consecutive victory for the Texan during Eldora’s season-ending program. Certainly an…

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BACON BOLTS TO ELDORA SILVER CROWN TRIUMPH

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BACON BOLTS TO ELDORA SILVER CROWN TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dallas Breeze Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Entering Saturday's USAC Silver Crown season finale at Eldora Speedway, the formula was simple. A 4th place finish or better by Brady Bacon was what he needed to secure Klatt Enterprises' first series owner title. Bacon defied all notions of running "just good enough." His intentions were fully set on winning and closing the curtain on a banner year for himself and the Klatt team by capturing his second series victory of the season, and his career, leading…

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COURTNEY CONNECTS ON RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA SPRINT WIN

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COURTNEY CONNECTS ON RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Ryan Sellers Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Tyler Courtney reached unprecedented territory following Saturday night's 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature. Not even the likes of three-in-row winners Jud Larson, Bubby Jones, Jack Hewitt or Steve Butler can claim four consecutive USAC National Sprint Car victories at Eldora Speedway. However, Courtney, the reigning series champ, can now claim the record as his own after winning his seventh series main event of the year, three of which have come…

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COURTNEY CLAIMS THRONE IN 4-CROWN MIDGET MAIN

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COURTNEY CLAIMS THRONE IN 4-CROWN MIDGET MAIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dallas Breeze Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Tyler Courtney had all the right moves in Saturday night's 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature, but when you're amidst a high-speed game of chess on the banks of Eldora Speedway, you've got to have all the right moves at just the right time. That's among the laundry list of accomplishments the Indianapolis, Ind. driver achieved in becoming just the third driver to repeat a 4-Crown Midget feature victory, joining Rich Vogler…

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A NIGHT OF FIRSTS; RYAN SMITH & JON STEWART EARN FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WINS

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A NIGHT OF FIRSTS; RYAN SMITH & JON STEWART EARN FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WINS Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, PA (September 28, 2019) – Ryan Smith had yet to find victory lane in 2019, but that changed when the Kunkletown driver earned his first career win at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Smith held off a charging Danny Dietrich to win the 25-lap main event. Smith drew the pole position in the redraw and shared the front row with Dietrich. 2019 Track Champion, Brian Montieth lined up third and 410-rookie driver, Tyler Walton,…

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Dewease Tunes For Williams Grove Open & Outlaws With “Tricky” Sprints Win

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Dewease Tunes For Williams Grove Open & Outlaws With “Tricky” Sprints Win Hammaker scores 358 sprint main and wraps up title Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville scored his 98th career Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night in the World of Outlaws tune up race for 410 sprint cars. Dewease took home $8,000 for his fifth win of the year at the track after overtaking Freddie Rahmer for the win. In the 358 sprint feature, Doug Hammaker put an exclamation point on his 2019 track title…

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WINDOM A GAS CITY GIANT AT JAMES DEAN CLASSIC

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WINDOM A GAS CITY GIANT AT JAMES DEAN CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean Gas City, Indiana (September 26, 2019)………Gas City I-69 Speedway had greeted Chris Windom on numerous occasions throughout his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, 19 to be exact, since his debut at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2007. It's unfair to say that the track had been unkind to the Canton, Ill. driver over the years, with nine top-five finishes in those 19 previous starts coming into Thursday night's second running of the James Dean Classic. Yet, that one single,…

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SUNSHINE EYES RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA USAC SPRINT WIN

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SUNSHINE EYES RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA USAC SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 25, 2019)………In the long, storied history of Eldora Speedway, no individual has ever won four consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature events. That record is in jeopardy this Saturday night in the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv. Tyler Courtney has won each of the last three in the division at Eldora dating to last year's 4-Crown. The Indianapolis, Ind. driver then proceeded to win the next two in May and July of…

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USAC SILVER CROWN 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW

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USAC SILVER CROWN 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 24, 2019)………The finale for the feast of racing at Eldora Speedway this Saturday night known as the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv also presents the finale for the 2019 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season. All Kody Swanson has to do is present at the start of the night's 50-lap main event and that'll clinch himself an unprecedented fifth driving title with the series. Justin Grant is second in the series standings, 63 points back. Grant could gain the…

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McDOUGAL AND FOXCO TEAM FOR ELDORA SILVER CROWN RUN

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McDOUGAL AND FOXCO TEAM FOR ELDORA SILVER CROWN RUN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 24, 2019)………Jason McDougal has been named the driver of the Foxco Racing No. 56 for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series finale at the 38th 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv from Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. One year ago, McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) made an impressive Silver Crown debut during the 2018 4-Crown Nationals, starting 7th and finishing 4th. His second series start may have been even more memorable as he captured victory in the…

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THOMAS ROLLS WITH DYSON AT 4-CROWN

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THOMAS ROLLS WITH DYSON AT 4-CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 24, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. will strap into the seat of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season finale at Eldora Speedway in the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) took the runner-up position in last year's 4-Crown Silver Crown race and is eager to score both his first Silver Crown win and first Eldora USAC win in one fell swoop. Thomas has made six Silver…

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USAC MIDGET 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW

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USAC MIDGET 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 23, 2019)………Tyler Courtney has been a dominant force at Eldora Speedway over the past two years entering Saturday's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget portion of the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.TV. Since the Silver Crown race in September of 2017, Courtney has won five of the eight USAC National events held at the famed Rossburg, Ohio half-mile, including two-for-two in a sprint car this year and three of the four 4-Crown races in three different classes…

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JAMES DEAN CLASSIC USAC SPRINT PREVIEW

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JAMES DEAN CLASSIC USAC SPRINT PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Gas City, Indiana (September 23, 2019)………The last time the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars visited Indiana's Gas City I-69 Speedway in July, a sliver of a tip of a single strand of hair separated the top-two at the finish line. This Thursday, September 26, USAC hits the quarter-mile dirt oval straight up I-69 for the second running of the James Dean Classic, which last year, was as memorable as any sock hop, soda pop, basketball and auto shop put together as Kevin Thomas,…

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Brian Montieth gets by Aaron Reutzel to score Dirt Classic 6 victory worth $20,000

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Brian Montieth gets by Aaron Reutzel to score Dirt Classic 6 victory worth $20,000 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (September 22, 2019) - Earning a second $20,000 Dirt Classic victory at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway is a feat in itself, but to hold back a hard-charging Danny Dietrich, as well as one the nation’s leading sprint car winners, Aaron Reutzel, in the process is down right impressive. Known as ‘The Edge,’ Brian Montieth, a name certainly synonymous with victories and championships in the Pigeon Hills, accomplished such a feat, leading the final…

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Donny Schatz outguns field at Dodge City Raceway Park

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BOOT HILL OUTLAW: Donny Schatz outguns field at Dodge City Raceway ParkSchatz dominates the first night of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown, winning his fifth race at the raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Tim Aylwin DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 20, 2019 – The crowd of thousands hushed. Only the relentless wind was brave enough to make a sound. Anxiety and impatience brewed in people’s chest as they watched the field of Outlaws pace their steps before hammering the trigger, hoping to be the fastest to fire first. Leading the field at Dodge City Raceway Park Friday night…

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McFadden Dominates Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway

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McFadden Dominates Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway Story By: BAPS Motor Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK HAVEN, Pa. (9/19/19): Australian driver James McFadden had no plans to come to the United States to race a Sprint Car in 2019. Then, he got a call from Kasey Kahne. The former NASCAR star and now Sprint Car driver was injured in a crash at Williams Grove Speedway early in the season and needed someone to fill the seat. McFadden jumped at the opportunity, and ever since he’s joined the Kasey Kahne Racing organization, he’s been fast. That continued Thursday…

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All Stars will tackle Pennsylvania and Maryland during final multi-race weekend of 2019

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All Stars will tackle Pennsylvania and Maryland during final multi-race weekend of 2019 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 19, 2019) - The 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season is quickly coming to a close, but the action is far from over, as the traveling sprint car wheelmen will hit the Keystone State one last time, paying a visit to northern Maryland in the process. As an added bonus, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will chase a total-weekend top prize equaling $31,000, $20,000 of which to be awarded…

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WILSON GOES FOR ILLINOIS DIRT MILE SWEEP SUNDAY AT SPRINGFIELD

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WILSON GOES FOR ILLINOIS DIRT MILE SWEEP SUNDAY AT SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman Springfield, Illinois (September 17, 2019)………Once you win one, you just can't stop. That's been the mantra for several drivers over the years who've tamed both the Du Quoin and Springfield miles in a single year. This Sunday, September 22, in the 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Jacob Wilson aims to join an illustrious group of drivers who've scored AAA/USAC Champ Car victories within a single calendar year at both Illinois venues. Wilson (Crawfordsville,…

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BETTENHAUSEN 100 REFIRES ON THE DIRT SUNDAY IN SPRINGFIELD

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BETTENHAUSEN 100 REFIRES ON THE DIRT SUNDAY IN SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean Springfield, Illinois (September 16, 2019)………The glorious roar of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series returns to the iconic Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield this Sunday, September 22, for the 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt, honoring the great racing family based out of Tinley Park, Ill. Following August's washout, the date marks just the third time the Bettenhausen 100 will have been held in the month of September, following Chuck Gurney's victory in 1996 and Kody…

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IMMACULATE CUMMINS TAKES HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

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IMMACULATE CUMMINS TAKES HAUBSTADT HUSTLER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Haubstadt, Indiana (September 14, 2019)………In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and Kyle Cummins winning at Tri-State Speedway in 2019. Cummins, of Princeton, Ind., continued his immaculate season at the quarter-mile dirt oval in Haubstadt, Ind., winning his seventh race in seven tries this year at Tri-State, and picking up his second career Haubstadt Hustler victory after collecting Saturday night's $10,000-to-win 40-lap feature co-sanctioned by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car…

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WAGNER WIRES FIELD FOR $20,000 NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN WIN ON RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT

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WAGNER WIRES FIELD FOR $20,000 NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN WIN ON RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT Story By: Selinsgrove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Logan Wagner of Harrisonville wired the field for the $20,000 victory in Saturday night’s Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin at Selinsgrove Speedway. The win was Wagner’s first career at Selinsgrove behind the wheel of the Zemco Racing No. 1. He became the 19th different driver to win the speedway’s crown jewel sprint car race. For the past 10 years, the race honored the memory of former five-time sprint car champion…

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Aaron Reutzel outruns Cole Duncan in Dean Knittel Memorial finale for $12,554; Highest paying sprint car event in track history

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Aaron Reutzel outruns Cole Duncan in Dean Knittel Memorial finale for $12,554; Highest paying sprint car event in track history Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 14, 2019) - After winning the first two nights of competition at Atomic Speedway, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden was a surefire favorite to claim the historic Saturday night payday and earn the weekend sweep, but defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titleholder, Aaron Reutzel, had something to say. Just one week after claiming the largest payday of his career, as well as the largest payday in…

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GRANT GAINS THE UPPER HAND AT HURTUBISE CLASSIC

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GRANT GAINS THE UPPER HAND AT HURTUBISE CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Terre Haute, Indiana (September 13, 2019)………Justin Grant remembers going a long way in his first visit to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2010. Friday night, the Ione, Calif. native showed he's come a long way in another aspect since his humbling introduction to the famed western Indiana half-mile nearly a decade earlier, winning the 20th running of the Jim Hurtubise Classic for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, his first Sprint Car win of any kind at the track. "In my…

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James McFadden is two-for-two at Atomic; Scores ‘Night Before The Knittel’ worth $5,054

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James McFadden is two-for-two at Atomic; Scores ‘Night Before The Knittel’ worth $5,054 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 13, 2019) - With plans to compete in Pennsylvania during the coming weekend, ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ winner James McFadden was unsure of his team’s return to Atomic Speedway for Friday’s ‘Night Before The Knittel.’ Suffice it to say, the decision to stay in the Buckeye State proved exciting, as well as valuable. For the second time in as many nights, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner…

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James McFadden slides by Dale Blaney late to score ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ win at Atomic Speedway

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James McFadden slides by Dale Blaney late to score ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ win at Atomic Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 12, 2019) - Certainly an exciting way to open the three-day Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 invasion of southern Ohio, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden put fans on their feet on Thursday night in Chillicothe by overtaking six-time Series champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, with just one and a half circuits remaining to score the ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ victory on the highbanks of Atomic Speedway. Starting…

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JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC PREVIEW

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JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana (September 9, 2019)………Friday's Jim Hurtubise Classic begins a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car doubleheader weekend in the Hoosier state this Friday, September 13, at one of USAC's longest-tenured venues, the Terre Haute Action Track, which hosted its first USAC Sprint Car event more than six decades ago, in 1957. Friday's race honors the most successful USAC Sprint Car driver in those early years at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds half-mile, Jim Hurtubise, who won five-straight between 1960 and 1962. "Herk," a 1993 inductee…

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Lincoln Speedway Gears Up for Strong Finish to 2019

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Lincoln Speedway Gears Up for Strong Finish to 2019 Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, PA (September 9, 2019) –After crowning Brian Montieth the 2019 410 Sprint Car Track Champion on August 31 and taking a week off to allow teams to compete in the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50, Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 14 with the Billy Vacek Memorial. The $6,000 to win Super Late Model race will honor Vacek, a renowned mechanic, crew member and friend to many in the late model division. Also on the card are the 358…

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KODY SWANSON A SMOOTH OPERATOR AT RICH VOGLER CLASSIC

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KODY SWANSON A SMOOTH OPERATOR AT RICH VOGLER CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass Brownsburg, Indiana (September 7, 2019)………In a championship race that Kody Swanson has led since day one, it seems inconceivable the number of peaks and valleys he and Nolen Racing have endured and overcome throughout the season. Six days earlier at Du Quoin, the team had not one, but two engines go south on them in practice and qualifying, forcing Swanson into another team's car that he had never set foot in prior to the green flag, riding to a 14th…

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Aaron Reutzel scores largest payday of career during historic Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway

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Aaron Reutzel scores largest payday of career during historic Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 7, 2019) - Solidifying the largest payday of his career, as well as regaining the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship points lead, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel etched his name in Port Royal Speedway history books on Saturday night by scoring the 52nd running of the prestigious, as well as historic, Tuscarora 50. Accompanied by a $52,000 payday, Reutzel’s victory at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’…

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ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR: Brad Sweet gets second Silver Dollar Speedway victory

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ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR: Brad Sweet gets second Silver Dollar Speedway victory Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 Sweet wins opening night of the Gold Cup for the second year in-a-row CHICO, CA – Sept. 6 – The clamor of 24 Sprint Cars in a gladiatorial battle at Silver Dollar Speedway faded into the calm Northern California night. Several minutes later a new clamor slowly elevated outside the quarter-mile track. “Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet!” Fans chanted the California-native’s name like a posse honoring a warrior’s victory. Sweet out dueled fellow Californians, Tim Kaeding…

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Trey Starks earns second-ever All Star win during Port Royal’s Night Before The 50

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Trey Starks earns second-ever All Star win during Port Royal’s Night Before The 50 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 6, 2019) - After spending much of his 2019 campaign focused on weekly competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Puyallup, Washington’s Trey Starks made his way ‘home’ to Central Pennsylvania and found success right from the start, winning an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event in just his second attempt in the Keystone State since temporarily moving team headquarters to the Midwest. The victory, a second-ever…

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WISE BRINGS THE 39BC HOME TO VICTORY AT BC39

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WISE BRINGS THE 39BC HOME TO VICTORY AT BC39 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman Speedway, Indiana (September 5, 2019)………Before he had even laid eyes on The Dirt Track at IMS, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had already occupied a special place within the heart of Zeb Wise. He'd been triumphant in a quarter midget at the Battle at the Brickyard and also became the first ever winner on The Dirt Track at IMS in 2018, snagging the Stoops Pursuit. After Thursday night's victory in the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, the track became…

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Aaron Reutzel rolls to 11th All Star win of 2019 during Thursday night Bedford visit

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Aaron Reutzel rolls to 11th All Star win of 2019 during Thursday night Bedford visit Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photo By: Michael Fry BEDFORD, Pa. (September 5, 2019) - Aaron Reutzel’s march toward a second consecutive Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 title has been rocky at times, but the Clute, Texas-native gave open wheel fans all the reason to leave their doubts behind on Thursday night at Bedford Speedway, eventually ending his evening by leading all 30 circuits around the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile, securing a Series-leading 11th victory in the process. The win,…

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Carson Macedo excelling in rookie year with Kyle Larson Racing

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Carson Macedo excelling in rookie year with Kyle Larson Racing Macedo, crew chief Joe Gaerte talk about first full-time World of Outlaws season together Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com CHICO, CA – Sept. 5 – Six races into the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season Carson Macedo found himself in Victory Lane for the first time as a full-time rookie at Silver Dollar Speedway – his second win overall. Six months later, before the Series’ return to the quarter-mile speedway on Sept. 6-7, Macedo and his Kyle Larson Racing team have amassed…

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RICH VOGLER CLASSIC ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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RICH VOGLER CLASSIC ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Brownsburg, Indiana (September 5, 2019)………Six past USAC Silver Crown winners at Lucas Oil Raceway are entered for this Saturday's Rich Vogler Classic from the .686-mile paved oval west of Indianapolis. Tanner Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) is a five-time Silver Crown winner at LOR and, with one more victory, would surpass Mike Bliss as the winningest Silver Crown driver in the history of the track, which has hosted Silver Crown racing regularly since 1985. He's a two-time victor of the Rich Vogler Classic 2013 and…

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