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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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TYLER COURTNEY LEADS OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE NIGHT

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TYLER COURTNEY LEADS OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Adam Mollenkopf/USAC Racing Perris, California.........The top drivers in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points recorded the top-two lap times in Wednesday night's practice session at Perris Auto Speedway in preparation for the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, November 8-9-10. Tyler Courtney, who trails Kevin Thomas, Jr. in the standings by just two points, topped the charts with a lap of 16.419 seconds around the half-mile dirt oval aboard his Clauson Marshall Newman…

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Watch the 2019 Knoxville Nationals on DIRTVision.com

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Watch the 2019 Knoxville Nationals on DIRTVision.com Story By: Cristina Cordova/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2018 – DIRTVision and Knoxville Raceway announced today a broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive broadcast platform for the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, the Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals and the full regular-season schedule of events that comprises the Knoxville Championship Cup Series. "This season, we set out to offer every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR.’S QUALIFYING PROWESS HAS TURNED HEADS IN 2018

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  KEVIN THOMAS, JR.'S QUALIFYING PROWESS HAS TURNED HEADS IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........When it comes down to the end of a nitty gritty USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points race, you look for any omens you can spot. You may look for a titlist in terms of overall victories - 2nd in points Tyler Courtney has 11. Perhaps it's in terms of consistency - 3rd in points Chris Windom has a series-leading 35 top-ten finishes in 37 starts. One that kind of gets overlooked is fast qualifying times. Series…

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING: NARROW USAC SPRINT TITLE RACE TO BE DECIDED AT PERRIS

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING: NARROW USAC SPRINT TITLE RACE TO BE DECIDED AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California (November 6, 2018).........As the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars head into the season's final weekend of 2018, we're staring down the barrel of history in the making. Only two points separate Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Tyler Courtney in the National standings with just three races remaining - the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at California's Perris Auto Speedway on November 8-9-10. The old saying, "if the season ended…

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OVAL NATIONALS ENTRY LIST FIVE PREVIOUS WINNERS AND TITLE CHASES TO BOOT

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  OVAL NATIONALS ENTRY LIST FIVE PREVIOUS WINNERS AND TITLE CHASES TO BOOT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........Forty-five cars have pre-entered for the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction on November 8-9-10 at Perris Auto Speedway. The prestigious event on the southern California half-mile presents three-straight nights of racing starting this Thursday night and concluding Saturday night, which pays a whopping $25,000-to-win and serves as the season finale for both the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Cars. The race includes past "Ovals" winners Bud Kaeding Damion Gardner, Dave Darland,…

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Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available!

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Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available! Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Minersville, PA - If you need that perfect gift for a special race fan this Christmas, a 2019 Big Diamond Speedway season pass is the ultimate gift that will literally keep on giving! Not only will the season pass holder receive free admission into EVERY race of 2019, we will also include a reserved seat for every event on the 2019 schedule! The 2019 season will kick off with two free-to-the-public practice…

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FREE CAR ENTRY OPEN TO KNEPPER 55 COMPETITORS! TICKETS ON SALE TOO

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FREE CAR ENTRY OPEN TO KNEPPER 55 COMPETITORS! TICKETS ON SALE TOO! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois (November 2, 2018).........The Knepper family is once again sponsoring FREE entry for competitors to enter their midgets for the Saturday, December 15th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois. After visiting https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2018-knepper-car-entry, use the coupon code "KNEPPER" to enter your car for the race for no charge. The offer expires Sunday, December 9th, 2018. The complete pre-entry list for the event will be published the following day,…

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Schatz Outduels Schuchart In Charlotte Classic

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Schatz Wins Thriller From 10th in 2018 Season Finale at Charlotte Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – In fitting fashion, Donny Schatz came from 10th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win the final night of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Schatz wrapped up his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship on Thursday. Logan Schuchart, who exchanged slide jobs with Schatz coming to the White Flag, settled for second with ninth-starting Brad Sweet completing the podium. Spencer Bayston, in search of his first…

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Ian Madsen Gets First Win of Season During Saturday Afternoon Portion of World Finals

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Ian Madsen Gets First Win of Season During Saturday Afternoon Portion of World Finals at Charlotte Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – Australian Ian Madsen will be named the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year and accentuated that honor with his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of the year Saturday afternoon during World Finals presented by Can-Am action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tim Shaffer surged late to finish second with 20th-starting Logan Schuchart completing the podium. Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel…

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SUNSHINE FINDS A POCKETFUL OF REDEMPTION AT WESTERN WORLD

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SUNSHINE FINDS A POCKETFUL OF REDEMPTION AT WESTERN WORLD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Adam Mollenkopf/USAC Racing San Tan Valley, Arizona.........Twenty-four hours prior to taking the green flag for Saturday night's 51st "Western World Championships" finale at Arizona Speedway, Tyler Courtney was lamenting how he threw away a victory in lapped traffic. It was a mistake the Indianapolis, Indiana driver expressed he couldn't repeat when racing against competition that is at the top of their game. Twenty-four hours later, Courtney was standing in victory lane, reversing the spell that cast him in the…

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GRANT GROOVES AT WESTERN WORLD OPENER

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GRANT GROOVES AT WESTERN WORLD OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Adam Mollenkopf & Rich Forman/USAC Racing San Tan Valley, Arizona.........In a nutshell, the opening night of the 51st "Western World Championships" is a microcosm of the way the 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season has unfolded for Justin Grant and TOPP Motorsports. Just when you began to count this pair out, here they are, back with gusto in the autumn of Friday night's 30-lapper at Arizona Speedway and in the autumn of the racing season. After relinquishing the lead twice - on lap 7…

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Afternoon Rain and Track Curfew Force Friday’s World Finals Features to Saturday Afternoon

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Afternoon Rain and Track Curfew Force Friday’s World Finals Features to Saturday Afternoon Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, NC – November 2, 2018 – Heavy afternoon rain and a midnight curfew at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway allowed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series to get everything in except the Features on Night Two of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Friday's Super DIRTcar Series Feature will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30 with the Late Model and Sprint Car Features to follow. Saturday’s portion…

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World of Outlaws Welcomes Drydene as Official Motor Oil and Official DEF

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World of Outlaws Welcomes Drydene as Official Motor Oil and Official DEF  Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — Nov. 1, 2018 — The World of Outlaws announced today a partnership with Drydene Performance Products declaring them the Official Motor Oil and Official Diesel Exhaust Fuel (DEF) of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series. The Drydene brand has been a commercial and automotive product staple in the mid-Atlantic region dating back to the 19th century. The brand offers a complete product lineup of lubricants, from engine, transmission, and hydraulic…

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Price-Miller, Gravel Fastest in Qualifying as Schatz Clinches 10th Outlaws Title Thursday at World Finals

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Price-Miller, Gravel Fastest in Qualifying as Donny Schatz Clinches 10th World of Outlaws Title Thursday at World Finals Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, NC – November 1, 2018 – Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel set fast time for Friday and Saturday night, respectively, but it was Donny Schatz stealing the show during Thursday’s World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By taking the track Thursday, Schatz clinched his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship, and fifth straight, aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. Schatz…

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2018 SEASON MARKS ONE OF THE BUSIEST EVER IN USAC SPRINT HISTORY

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2018 SEASON MARKS ONE OF THE BUSIEST EVER IN USAC SPRINT HISTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com One-thousand, eight-hundred and sixty-eight. That's the number of USAC Sprint Car events held since the club's inception in 1956 coming into the final two weekends of the 2018 season Nov. 2-3 at Arizona Speedway and Nov. 8-9-10 at California's Perris Auto Speedway. Of those 1,868 races throughout a 63-year span, this year actually marks one of the busiest years in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car history with a total of 37 events already held - 36 points…

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TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST HITS 60

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TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST HITS 60! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........The initial entry list for the 78th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" has been released with 60 drivers already indicating their intentions to compete in the prestigious race. The November 22 event at Ventura Raceway featuring the USAC P1 National National Midgets and Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets will have a stacked lineup featuring the best-of-the best from a variety of racing disciplines, including past "Turkey Night" winners Kyle Larson (2012 & 2016), Christopher Bell (2014 &…

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Gravel To Continue JJR Dream For 2019

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WHERE THE BLACKTOP ENDS . . . GRAVEL BEGINS: THE DREAM CONTINUES FOR JJR AND OUR SPONSORSHIP PARTNERS AS WE WELCOME DAVID GRAVEL TO THE FORTY-ONE TEAM FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON Story By: Jason Johnson Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ROCKY MOUNT, MISSOURI (October 31, 2018) – They say things happen for a reason. Most of the time we really do not know the reason or truly quite understand why when those things happen, but eventually we figure it out. It is never easy, but you must persevere. That is how life works if you want to realize success and…

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Larson Hires Macedo for 2019 World of Outlaws Season

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Kyle Larson Racing Hires California’s Carson Macedo for 2019 World of Outlaws Season Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – October 30, 2018 – One of the premier rides in all of Sprint Car Racing has been filled as Kyle Larson Racing has tabbed Lemoore, CA driver Carson Macedo for the 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season. Macedo, 22, will compete for the prestigious Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. “Getting an opportunity to race with the World of Outlaws full-time has been a life-long goal of mine. I believe that the…

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