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Dewease Wins 94th In Williams Grove Outlaws Tune Up, Forsythe Wins 358 Sprint Opener

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Dewease Wins 94th In Williams Grove Outlaws Tune Up, Forsythe Wins 358 Sprint Opener Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA – Lance Dewease assailed the field on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway to record the World of Outlaws Tune Up event for sprint cars, worth $4,180 to win. It was the first race at the track since late March thanks to continuous rainouts. The 358 sprints made their season debut at the track on Friday night and Glenndon Forsythe picked up the victory worth $1,500. A rain delay of more than an hour…

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Unfinished business: Kevin Swindell seeks first World of Outlaws win as an owner with Christopher Bell at Eldora

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Unfinished business Kevin Swindell seeks first World of Outlaws win as an owner with Christopher Bell at Eldora Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ROSSBURG, OH – Kevin Swindell has unfinished business in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. A spinal injury from a crash at the 2015 Knoxville Nationals ended his driving career — leaving him with one World of Outlaws victory as a driver — but it hasn’t stopped him from chasing wins. For the past three years Swindell has been entering his No. 39 Sprint Car in various races — next…

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RESCHEDULED: JACKSONVILLE AND TRI-STATE EVENTS GET NEW DATES

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RESCHEDULED: JACKSONVILLE AND TRI-STATE EVENTS GET NEW DATES Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC — May 7, 2019 — After rain spoiled recent events at Jacksonville Speedway and Tri-State Speedway, the two races have found new dates this season on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule. Jacksonville Speedway, in Jacksonville, Ill., has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25. The event will start as an entirely new show. Tri-State Speedway, in Haubstadt, Ind., has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13. “We’re pleased we were able to work with the track promoters to…

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EAST COAST SPRINT CHAMP DREVICKI GRABS EASTERN STORM RIDE

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EAST COAST SPRINT CHAMP DREVICKI GRABS EASTERN STORM RIDE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (May 6, 2019)………Steven Drevicki has conquered championships in the Eastern U.S. in midgets twice as an ARDC champ in 2014-15 and as a titlist in the inaugural Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car season in 2018. Now, the Reading, Pa. driver has plans to enter the fray on the National level when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship arrives for the 13th edition of "Eastern Storm" June 11-16, driving his own No. 19 Maxim…

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MONTH OF MAY BRINGS BUSY USAC SCHEDULE

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MONTH OF MAY BRINGS BUSY USAC SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (May 1, 2019)………With another turn of the calendar, we have officially reached the month of May. May means Spring has fully sprung as the temps rise, the days become longer, and flowers are in full bloom. "Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun," poet Khalil Gibran once wrote. However, when it comes to racing this time of the year, it's best to turn your face toward a racetrack since there is a multitude of USAC racing…

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Chase Dietz Scores First Win for New Car Owner, Rick Lefever

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Chase Dietz Scores First Win for New Car Owner, Rick Lefever; Doug Hammaker Makes it Two Wins in 2019; Wesley Bonebrake Goes Wire to Wire for 358 Late Model Victory Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, PA (April 27, 2019) – Chase Dietz earned his fourth career 410 sprint car victory at Lincoln, his first for new car owner, Rick Lefever, on Saturday night. Pole-sitter, Bradley Howard shared the front row with Trey Hivner with Dietz and Glenndon Forsythe making up row two. Howard got out to the early lead with Dietz up to second on…

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WAGNER PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF 2019 AND EXTENDS POINTS LEAD

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LOGAN WAGNER PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF 2019 AND EXTENDS POINTS LEADRyan Smith and Nick Sweigart Claim 360 and 305 features during Open Wheel Madness Night Story By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA- Logan Wagner has been fast all season. Week in and week out, the defending Port Royal Speedway track champion has barged through the field from mid-pack. If he hasn’t been the hard charger, he’s been extremely close. And fans have grown accustomed to his driving style of running the extreme high-line of the speedway in the turns. It’s exciting, but it’s…

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Sweet makes late race pass on David Gravel to win at Lake Ozark

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SWEET ENDGAMEBrad Sweet makes late race pass on David Gravel to win at Lake Ozark Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Tim Aylwin ELDON, MO – April 26, 2019 – Brad Sweet was in his own timeline Friday night for the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at Lake Ozark Speedway. Laps clicked off when he wanted them too. Slower cars were placed where he wanted them. The lead was his. Only his. Until a red flag with 10 laps to go in the 40-lap Feature. The atmosphere of dust around the 1/3-mile track fell to…

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Gears Up for World of Outlaws May 31-June 1

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Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Gears Up for World of Outlaws May 31-June 1 Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO NASHVILLE, Tenn. — April 26, 2019 — Music City is about to get a little dirty. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are set to invade Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31-June 1 for the Music City Outlaw Nationals. New fence is already going up around the fairground’s quarter-mile oval, next up will be covering the historic pavement with dirt on May 14, all setting the stage for the biggest dirt track racing event Nashville has ever seen. “We have a…

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STORYLINES: ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC

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STORYLINES: ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio (April 26, 2019)………The storylines are plentiful heading into the seventh appearance for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at Toledo Speedway this Saturday, April 27, in the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic." Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson is the only driver to have started all six USAC Silver Crown events at Toledo. He's yet to finish outside the top-four and has won the "Rollie Beale Classic" on three occasions, in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He's also won the pole on three times…

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THE TOLEDO EXPERIENCE TALE OF THE TAPE

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THE TOLEDO EXPERIENCE TALE OF THE TAPE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio (April 24, 2019)………The bulk of the field for this Saturday's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" is an experienced bunch when it comes to USAC Silver Crown competition at Toledo Speedway. Sixteen of the 26 expected entries have previous Silver Crown starts at the half-mile, high-banked oval and own four wins in the six-race history of the event. Bobby Santos has been incomparable at Toledo, becoming the first and only driver to win in all three current USAC National divisions…

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All Stars set for Ohio doubleheader on April 26 & 27

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All Stars set for Ohio doubleheader on April 26 & 27 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 24, 2019) - Although forced to wait an extra week due to Mother Nature, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2019 campaign with a full weekend of action in the Buckeye State, set to invade two, very familiar ovals for back-to-back $5,000 top prizes on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27. Certainly a tough month for the traveling All Stars, the Attica and Wayne County visits…

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Ryan Smith Earns Top Five at Lincoln Speedway

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Ryan Smith Earns Top Five at Lincoln Speedway Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – April 23, 2019 – Ryan Smith scored his sixth top-five finish of the young season this past Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway for the Weldon Sterner Memorial. “The theme for the evening was five,” added Smith. The evening kicked off with Smith timing fifth fastest in warm ups then went out and continued his streak, timing fifth fastest once again during time trials. Smith started on the pole of his heat race and ran away with the victory, locking him…

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TALENTED TOLEDO SILVER CROWN LINEUP READY TO FIRE SATURDAY

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TALENTED TOLEDO SILVER CROWN LINEUP READY TO FIRE SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio (April 22, 2019)………A significant field in what is lined up to be the largest car count for a pavement USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race in several years, is headed for Ohio's Toledo Speedway this Saturday night, April 27, for the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic." Among the 26 pre-entered drivers are a pair of Silver Crown champs, including 2016 titlist Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. and four-time series king Kody Swanson from Kingsburg, Calif., the…

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THE 69K WINS $6,900 WITH WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL VICTORY; Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019; Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019

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THE 69K WINS $6,900 WITH WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL VICTORY; Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019; Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019 Story By: Emily Winslow/Lincoln Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, PA (April 20, 2019) – Fayetteville driver, Lance Dewease started the night with the second quickest time in time trials. Following the PA Speedweek format, Dewease started fourth in his heat. Heat winners and the quickest car in each heat from time trials each earned a spot in the redraw. Dewease drew the fourth starting spot, lining him up behind Adam Wilt, Dan Shetler and Chase Dietz…

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS EAST, EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC

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IT ONLY HAPPENS ONE TIME A YEAR. . . . . USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS EAST, EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com For the thirteenth consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL Non Wing Sprint Car National Championship returns East with stops at the Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, Port Royal and Weedsport Speedway’s. The five race swing, in keeping with tradition will open with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill signature event at the Grandview Speedway.…

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ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR 30TH THUNDER SERIES OPENER, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN USAC NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES. . . . . .ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR 30TH THUNDER SERIES OPENER, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN USAC NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (April 18, 2019) – The NAPA Auto Parts 30th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill season opener is set for Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway. The series that just doesn’t quit will return to the hill on Tuesday night, June 11 with the Jesse Hockett $10,000 to win USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Series…

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WINDOM AND GOACHER FORM FORMIDABLE COMBO AT LAWRENCEBURG

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WINDOM AND GOACHER FORM FORMIDABLE COMBO AT LAWRENCEBURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Cameron Neveu & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 18, 2019)………Chris Windom was just shy of 20 months old when Goacher Racing reached its peak finish in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition at Lawrenceburg Speedway. That August day in 1992 showed some familiar names that are still on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car radar to this very day, including cars entered by Dynamics, Inc., Paul Hazen and driver/owner Bill Rose, just to name a few, along with drivers Jeff Walker, Eric Gordon,…

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Chris Allen Jr. Rim-Rides To Delaware Score

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Chris Allen Jr. Rim-Rides To Delaware Score Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC DELMAR, Del. – Chris Allen Jr. scored his first USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series victory on Wednesday night at the half-mile Delaware Int’l Speedway. Bill Unglert had the early lead, holding off Allen’s advances until lap seven. Once Allen found a comfortable lane on the top groove, he rocketed past Unglert and secured the lead coming out of turn two. Until a caution on lap 17, Allen held a four-second lead on the rest of field while he worked his way through lapped traffic. There was a…

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WEDNESDAY BRINGS EAST COAST SPRINTS TO DELAWARE

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WEDNESDAY BRINGS EAST COAST SPRINTS TO DELAWARE Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC Delmar, Delaware (April 16, 2019)………Reigning USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car champion Steven Drevicki, fresh off his victory in last week's opener, leads the series into this Wednesday night's April 17 race at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar. Drevicki was victorious in the series' lone visit to Delaware in 2018, leading all 25 laps to score the win and leads the standings coming into this week's race, the first of two trips to the half-mile dirt oval this year, with the season also concluding at Delaware on…

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Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career

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Night 1 of the Texas Nationals Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said. The Germantown, Tenn. native is an original outlaw. He ran in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ inaugural 1978 season, and since then amassed three Series championships, 394 Series wins and has broken several…

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USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG

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USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 15, 2019)………Springtime at Lawrenceburg Speedway has been an annual tradition for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars over the years. This Saturday, April 20, marks "take two" following Mother Nature's interruption of racing a few weeks back at the 3/8-mile high bank dirt oval. Eighteen such Springtime events have been held over the past three-and-a-half decades, since 1984. Four expected entrants for Saturday's upcoming race have enjoyed an early-season USAC Sprint Car win in recent times…

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DREVICKI WIRES LINCOLN IN EAST COAST SPRINT OPENER

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DREVICKI WIRES LINCOLN IN EAST COAST SPRINT OPENER Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC ABBOTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (April 14th, 2019)………The 2018 USAC East Coast Points Champion, Steven Drevicki, started off his 2019 campaign in the best way possible. Drevicki, from Reading, Pennsylvania combined his knowledge of Lincoln Speedway and his expertise in a wingless sprint car and came up with a near flawless night of racing. Heat #1 went to Carlisle, PA's Chandler Leiby. Late in the race, Leiby felt the heat from Eddie Strada, who came from the sixth starting spot. Leiby ran a consistent and clean line, holding off Strada…

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Dewease uses late-race pass to earn 2019 Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway

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Lance Dewease uses late-race pass to earn 2019 Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 13, 2019) - If there is one thing for certain in the world of sprint car competition, one can never count out Lance Dewease at Port Royal Speedway, especially when the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 are in town. With a little bit of luck in the form of a late-race caution, Dewease, driver of the familiar Schannauer Plumbing and Heating/Hess Iron/Kreitz Oval Track Parts/No.…

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Shark Racing takes a bite out of the record books at Devil’s Bowl

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LOGAN'S RUNShark Racing takes a bite out of the record books at Devil's Bowl Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 MESQUITE, TX – April 12, 2019 – Logan Schuchart totaled two wins in the 2018 World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season. He now has two wins in just 12 races this year. He wrote his name into the record books Friday night, claiming his first win at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway – the site of the inaugural World of Outlaws race in 1978 – and his 10th Series win overall. “I’ve watched old videos…

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BACON BANKS LARRY RICE CLASSIC AT BLOOMINGTON

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BACON BANKS LARRY RICE CLASSIC AT BLOOMINGTON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Bloomington, Indiana (April 12, 2019)………Following a sluggish start to the season in Ocala, Fla. in the first three races of the year, Brady Bacon made doubly sure he saw the checkered flag in Friday night's "Larry Rice Classic" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Bloomington Speedway. After results of 7th, 15th and 11th back in February amidst his return to the famed Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native was anxious to get off the schneid, so…

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Cory Eliason opens 2019 All Star championship points season with $10,000 victory at Virginia Motor Speedway

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Cory Eliason opens 2019 All Star championship points season with $10,000 victory at Virginia Motor Speedway Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photo By: Rick Rarer JAMAICA, Va. (April 12, 2019) - Earning a first-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory is certainly special, but to accomplish that feat in front of a packed-house during the first night of championship points makes the trip to victory lane all the sweeter. Not to mention, the triumph was worth $10,000. The first of four nights of competition through the Mid-Atlantic, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions…

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SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS

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SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019)………Five past winners of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" are ready to roll in this Sunday's 19th edition of the event at the Terre Haute Action Track. The USAC Silver Crown season opener from the half-mile dirt oval on April 14 features 27 drivers and cars, including the reigning winner from Ione, California, Justin Grant (2018), Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. (2017), Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary (2016), Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. (2015) and Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson (2014). Swanson…

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LEARY MAKES RETURN TO HOME OF SUMAR BREAKTHROUGH

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LEARY MAKES RETURN TO HOME OF SUMAR BREAKTHROUGH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019)………The old adage 'Good things come to those who wait' is a noble thought. But, in motorsports, the saying can be an endeavor that can be arduous and, at times, fruitless. C.J. Leary's time finally arrived at the "Sumar Classic" in Terre Haute back in 2016 where he made his long-awaited debut in USAC National victory lane in his fourth year on the National tour, his second in Silver Crown. In the process, he made history by joining his father…

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KTJ TRI-STATE DOMINANCE COULD NET RECORD SATURDAY

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KTJ TRI-STATE DOMINANCE COULD NET RECORD SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson/USAC Haubstadt, Indiana………Kevin Thomas, Jr. has a lot going for him right now. He's established rides for every race on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car, NOS Energy Drink National Midget and Silver Crown schedules. He's also riding a wave of momentum earned last weekend, triumphing with one of the most stirring final laps we've seen in recent times. Least we mention that he has a track in Tri-State Speedway on his forecast this Saturday night, April 13, in which he owns five…

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SUMAR EXPERIENCES RUNS THE GAMUT FOR GRANT

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SUMAR EXPERIENCES RUNS THE GAMUT FOR GRANT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Kasi Chapman/USAC Terre Haute, Indiana (April 10, 2019)………Justin Grant has seen it all at the Terre Haute Action Track, host of this Sunday's 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series. He's been quick time and he's led an astounding number of laps. He's even flipped out of the ballpark in turn one. However, until last Spring's "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown 100-lapper, he had not reached victory lane in USAC National competition at the famed half-mile…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT SATURDAY AT LINCOLN

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT SATURDAY AT LINCOLN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Abbottstown, Pennsylvania (April 9, 2019)………Following a washed out opener last weekend at Williams Grove, the USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars are ready to fire off this Saturday night, April 13 at Lincoln Speedway. The event marks the first appearance for the East Coast Sprint Cars at the 3/8-mile dirt oval and the first for USAC Sprint Cars of any kind since the AMSOIL National Series visited in 2017, a race won by Thomas Meseraull for Heffner Racing. Steven Drevicki of Reading,…

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DARLAND RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON FRIDAY WITH EPPERSON

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DARLAND RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON FRIDAY WITH EPPERSON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Bloomington, Indiana (April 9, 2019)……It was one year ago when Bloomington Speedway was a witness to more remarkable feats accomplished by the incomparable Dave Darland. In one fell swoop on that April night in 2018, the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer from Lincoln, Ind. became the first driver in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car history to reach both the 700 start mark and 60 career feature victories. Now it's impressive enough to notch the feat at all during a career, but it was fitting that…

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SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana (April 8, 2019)………The 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" brings about a myriad of traditions. None of which are better than the sight and sound of the big cars on the dirt, where they'll play for the first time in 2019 this Sunday, April 14, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the USAC Silver Crown dirt track season opener. Justin Grant won the "Sumar" a year ago, giving Hemelgarn…

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All Stars will begin point season with four-race weekend through Virginia and Pennsylvania

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All Stars will begin point season with four-race weekend through Virginia and Pennsylvania Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 8, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will kick off the 2019 championship point season in a big way, set to headline four events in four days throughout two states with three of the events spread across the competitive region of Central Pennsylvania. The traveling All Stars, complete with 15 full-time teams vying for the season-ending point fund, will battle for a total winner’s share equalling…

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NEW BLOOMINGTON SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY WITH USAC SPRINTS

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NEW BLOOMINGTON SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY WITH USAC SPRINTS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Bloomington, Indiana (April 8, 2019)………Bloomington Speedway's new era begins this Friday night, April 12, with the "Larry Rice Classic" featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Facility improvements over the offseason to the track, whose racing tradition dates back to 1923, have given a facelift to the southern Indiana quarter-mile dirt oval under the management team led by Bloomington native / USAC Silver Crown manager A.J. Bowlen and the United States Auto Club. This Friday's season debut will be the first of three USAC…

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Danny Dietrich Captures 410 Sprint Car Opener At BAPS Motor Speedway

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Danny Dietrich Captures 410 Sprint Car Opener At BAPS Motor Speedway Story By BAPS Motor Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Danny Dietrich has taken strides in the offseason to become a smarter and improved Sprint Car driver.     His dedication has paid off. Not only has he become a more tactical driver,  it's led to more early-season wins.             That was the case Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway. Dietrich lost the lead to Brock Zearfoss, stayed focused, and retook the top spot to capture his 12th career win at the York Haven speedway.             “I kind of had a new focus…

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David Gravel claims 41st World of Outlaws victory in Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car

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David Gravel claims 41st World of Outlaws victory in Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 QUEEN CREEK, AZ – April 6, 2019 – David Gravel’s first win of the season last month with his new Jason Johnson Racing team was sentimental for several reasons. His second win, Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, was no different. Not only did he win on his sister Victoria’s birthday, he claimed his 41st career World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in the #41 car – the number chosen by the late Jason Johnson to…

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THOMAS’ LAST LAP REDEMPTION PAYS OFF WITH KOKOMO GP WIN

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THOMAS' LAST LAP REDEMPTION PAYS OFF WITH KOKOMO GP WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Adam Mollenkopf Kokomo, Indiana (April 6, 2019)………After an incident on the final lap of the Kokomo Speedway Sprint Car race that preceded Saturday night's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature, perhaps it was fate that we would see Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Justin Grant meet again in some form or fashion on the second night of the "Kokomo Grand Prix." Justin Grant got the best of Thomas in the sprint tilt, picking up the victory following a…

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HEIMBACH, FERREE AND DUKE PICK UP FEATURE WINS IN NON-STOP FEATURE NIGHT

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HEIMBACH, FERREE AND DUKE PICK UP FEATURE WINS IN NON-STOP FEATURE NIGHT Story By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa - Blane Heimbach is a veteran behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. When asked about next weekend’s Keith Kauffman Tribute Race hosted by the All Star Circuit of Champions, Heimbach remarked how it made him feel old as he remembered fondly trading sliders and competing with the all time leading feature winner at the Port Royal Speedway. If Saturday night’s results are of indication of what’s to come, Heimbach still has plenty left in…

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‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet claims Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway

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‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet claims Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: DB3 TUCSON, AZ – April 5, 2019 – With five laps to go in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway Friday night, Brad Sweet’s victory was far from certain. Sweet had command of the race, having stolen the lead from Ian Madsen just before a Lap 19 caution. However, Madsen did not let the blue Kasey Kahne Racing car of Sweet out of his sight. With lap traffic in Sweet’s windshield, Madsen used it to…

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COURTNEY CLAIMS KOKOMO GP OPENER

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COURTNEY CLAIMS KOKOMO GP OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Nearpass/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana (April 5, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's grip of the "Kokomo Grand Prix" seems to be as firm as the grip he currently holds on the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship following Friday night's victory at Kokomo Speedway, his second straight in the "GP" and his third in the first four races on the 2019 series' trail. The Indianapolis, Indiana driver raced to the lead just prior to the halfway point, utilizing the bottom of the racetrack to track down early race…

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Heffner Racing Collects Top-Ten Results in Central P.A.

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Heffner Racing Collects Top-Ten Results in Central P.A. Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mandee Pauch Relations – April 2, 2019 – Ryan Smith and the Heffner Racing team capped their weekend with two top-ten finishes this past weekend in Central Pennsylvania. The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. Smith rolled off on the inside of the fifth row and maneuvered his way through to a fifth-place finish in the heat race, placing him 13thfor the main event. “I was battling for sixth when it was about the time the track transitioned from…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT AT THE GROVE THIS FRIDAY

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT AT THE GROVE THIS FRIDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (April 2, 2019)………The Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series will make its debut at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. this Friday night, April 5. The venue has played host to USAC Sprint Car racing since the club's inception in 1956. Now, as the series gears up for the first event of its second season, the half-mile dirt track is ready to rock for the first of 14 races on the East Coast Sprint calendar in…

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USAC MIDGET LEADER COURTNEY EYES KOKOMO G.P. REPEAT

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USAC MIDGET LEADER COURTNEY EYES KOKOMO G.P. REPEAT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (April 1, 2019)………Tyler Courtney arrives at this weekend's "Kokomo Grand Prix" ahead of the curve in terms of points and recent success at the ¼-mile Kokomo Speedway dirt oval. He comes into the April 5-6 events atop the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standings and is the reigning winner of the "Kokomo G.P." Last year, just one month after missing the feature in the 2018 season-opener at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., Courtney was champing…

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Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown

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Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Dave Biro PERRIS, CA – MARCH 30, 2019 – Aaron Reutzel wrote an eloquent ending to the eventful and riveting story of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ California swing, ending it Saturday night in similar fashion to how it began. Last year’s Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen opened the swing in early March at Thunderbowl Raceway — where Reutzel won his first ever World of Outlaws race last year during the swing — winning everything he could: fastest in…

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RYAN TAYLOR GOES FLAG TO FLAG FOR 6TH CAREER SPRINT CAR PORT ROYAL VICTORY, RINE AND HART PICK UP LATE MODEL VICTORIES

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RYAN TAYLOR GOES FLAG TO FLAG FOR 6TH CAREER SPRINT CAR PORT ROYAL VICTORY, RINE AND HART PICK UP LATE MODEL VICTORIESStory By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, PA: March 30, 2019- Ryan Taylor is a multiple time winner at the Port Royal Speedway. With 5 career wins at ‘The Speed Palace’, Taylor knows his way to victory lane on the front stretch. However, he hadn’t been to victory lane at the track since capturing the biggest victory of his career in the 2013 Dream Race worth $11,580. That all changed on Saturday when Taylor…

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Gravel rides low groove to victory for Jason Johnson Racing’s first World of Outlaws win since Johnson’s death

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Gravel rides low groove to victory for Jason Johnson Racing’s first World of Outlaws win since Johnson’s death Story By: Nick Graziano/WoO Photo By: Dave Biro HANFORD, CA – MARCH 29, 2019 – Nothing was going to stop David Gravel from jumping out of his car. Out of breath with a wide grin on his face, he high-fived and hugged his crew members while en route to a bath of confetti when he stood on the back of his car and pointed to the sky. Not only was he celebrating his first win of the season at Keller Auto Speedway,…

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Dietrich Wires For Grove Sprints Win, Eckert Holds Off Covert For ULMS Lates

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Dietrich Wires For Grove Sprints Win, Eckert Holds Off Covert For ULMS Lates Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA –Danny Dietrich wired the field to win the 25-lap sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, outracing Steve Buckwalter and Cory Hass for his 20th career oval victory, worth $4,080. In the $3,000, 30-lap ULMS Late Models main event, York’s Rick Eckert scored his seventh career speedway feature win by driving by Mason Ziegler late in the event. Dietrich took his win from the pole but saw his pace halted and slowed…

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Tony Stewart Looking Forward to Racing at Virginia Motor Speedway Thursday April 11 for Thursday Night Thunder

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Tony Stewart Looking Forward to Racing at Virginia Motor Speedway Thursday April 11 for Thursday Night Thunder Story By: Dave Seay/Virginia Motor Speedway Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Jamaica, VA – When the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint car series rolls into Virginia Motor Speedway for the April 11 Thursday Night Thunder there will plenty of star power that will be racing with the 900-horsepower winged monsters of dirt. Leading the list of talented drivers will be former NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart, the owner of the 410 sprint car series. Also expected to compete are former…

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