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MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY

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MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing GAS CITY, Indiana.........With a résumé that includes more than 25 years of successful motorsports promotion - including running the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England - well-respected racing executive Jerry Gappens has reached an agreement with track owner Jack Himelick to lease and promote Gas City I-69 Speedway effective immediately. Located just off Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, the semi-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval opened in the mid-1980s. Known for his creative and effective marketing and promotional skills, Gappens enjoyed a 23-year career…

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Action Track Teams With Championship Energy Group For 2018 And Beyond

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Action Track Teams With Championship Energy Group For 2018 Racing Season And Beyond... Story By: Barry Angstadt/Championship Energy Action Track USA Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Kutztown, PA - It just makes sense, as in dollars and "cents". Championship Energy Group, located in Reading, Pennsylvania is a local affiliate of Stream Energy, a national energy company. The insanely intense competition at Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds has often been described as "electrifying". So it's only natural that a national electricity supplier and a spark-igniting speedway, one that has been a lightning rod of excitement for racers and fans, strike…

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Blaney Joins Grove To Run Full All Star Sked

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Blaney Joins Grove To Run Full All Star Sked Story By: DB Racing Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com HIGH POINT, N.C. – Dave Blaney will return to full time sprint car racing for the first time since 1997 after teaming up with Pete Grove to drive the No. 70 sprint car with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Blaney, who earned his most recent victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions in August of 2017 at the $10,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway, will run the full All Star schedule along…

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Eyes on the Prize; Contenders for the Big Gator

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Eyes on the Prize; Contenders for the Big Gator Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com It's that time of the year, folks. DIRTcar Nationals officially kicks off the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series' 40th Anniversary Season on February 6-17 with 12 consecutive action-packed nights at the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park. Sandwiched between the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, sit three events for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. Entering 2018, the…

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Christopher Bell Goes Back To Back At The Chili Bowl

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Christopher Bell Goes Back To Back At The Chili Bowl Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein & Joe Orth TULSA, Okla. (January 13, 2018) With the thunderous applause of packed grandstands, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell added his name to the history books yet again with his second Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire victory in as many years. Handing Keith Kunz his seventh win as a car owner, and fourth consecutive since 2015, the weekend included three preliminary night wins and a Saturday night podium sweep. "Once in a lifetime. This week was once in…

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Will Invade Airborne Park Speedway for the First Time on July 25

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The Greatest Show on Dirt Will Invade Airborne Park Speedway for the First Time on July 25 Story By: Anthony Corini/WoO Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Jan. 13, 2018 - With great excitement the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series announces that The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its inaugural visit to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Airborne Park Speedway is a half-mile premier dirt track facility that has converted from asphalt to dirt racing multiple times throughout its 64 years of existence. The most recent transformation came before the…

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Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s To Sponsor Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars At New Egypt Speedway

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Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s To Sponsor Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars At New Egypt Speedway   Story By: Pete MacDonald/New Egypt Speedway Photos By: Ace Lane Jr. & Dave Kovacs/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, NJ – Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s has signed on to be the division sponsor of the Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars at New Egypt Speedway starting with the 2018 season. Located in Croydon, PA Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s is the #1 full-service facility for both hot rods and Harley’s where all work is guaranteed. “We are looking to build on our wingless class here at New Egypt…

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Christopher Bell Dominates John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night

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Christopher Bell Dominates John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (January 11, 2018) Treating Keith Kunz to his third trip to Victory Lane in as many nights during the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell put his title defense in high-gear with a dominating performance during Thursday's John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night. Three for three in prelim night wins, Bell commented on the run by saying, "It's just good racecars. That's what it really boils down to. All my teammates have been really fast…

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Abreu Returns To Victory Lane With Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night Triumph

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Rico Abreu Returns To Victory Lane With Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night Triumph Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (January 10, 2018) After 15 ½ weeks out of a Racecar following a hard crash at the Four Crown Nationals, California's Rico Abreu was the class of the field in Wednesday's Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night A-Feature. Securing a spot in his sixth career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire championship A-Feature with his third career prelim triumph, Abreu's win was a true testament to his talent and patience behind the wheel, answering…

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Larson Opens 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals With Victory

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Kyle Larson Opens 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals With Victory In Tuesday's Warren CAT Qualifying Night Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Joe Orth & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (January 9, 2018) In a car owned by his father, California's Kyle Larson picked up his fourth career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire preliminary victory to tie the driver of the iRacing No. 01 with the late Bryan Clauson for third on the all-time preliminary night win list. "It's great to get a win for my Dad. I haven't been in a car he's owned…

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ALLENTOWN TQ MIDGET WIN GOES TO NY DIRT SPRINT CAR STANDOUT SCOTT KREUTTER

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ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES NIGHT TWO THREE QUARTER MIDGET WIN GOES TO NY DIRT SPRINT CAR STANDOUT SCOTT KREUTTER; DANNY BUCCAFUSCA BESTS SLINGSHOT FIELD Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA January 7, 2018 . . . Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, N.Y., won his first career Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Saturday night inside Allentown's PPL Center Arena in front of a good crowd. The versatile driver, who does most of his outdoor racing on dirt in Central New York behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car,…

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2018 VIROC Field Set For Shot At $6,363.63 Payday During Tuesday’s Chili Bowl Opener

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2018 VIROC Field Set For Shot At $6,363.63 Payday During Tuesday's Chili Bowl Opener Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein TULSA, Okla. (January 6, 2018) With a top prize of $6,363.63 up for grabs, the 10th annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC) will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 as part of the opening night's run of events at the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Comprised of drivers who have won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, owner champions picks, reigning National Midget Driver of the Year,…

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BONSIGNORE CLAIMS OPENING NIGHT ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES TQ MIDGET CHECKERED

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JUSTIN BONSIGNORE CLAIMS OPENING NIGHT ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET CHECKERED; CALE ROSS IS CHAMP KART WINNER Story By: Ernie Saxton/Allentown Indoor Race Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com ALLENTOWN, PA January 6, 2018 . . . NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series competitor Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y., raced his way to the win in the first Ironton Telephone Allentown, Pa., Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature of the weekend Friday night. The race was the first of the three event Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels. Bonsigore also earned the E.F. Schneider & Son…

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Plenty of 2018 Schedule Highlights; More Sunday Dates for Kutztown’s Action Track USA

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Plenty of 2018 Schedule Highlights; More Sunday Dates for Kutztown's Action Track USA Story By: Barry Angstadt/Action Track USA Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Kutztown, PA - If distance and/or job-related commitments have prevented some racers and fans from attending events at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA in Kutztown, then 2018 is definitely starting out on the right foot for those folks. The new season at the Kutztown Fairgrounds oval will see just about all of its first half scheduled on Sunday evenings as opposed to the previous norm of Wednesday nights. After the traditional two-week break for the annual Folk…

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Williams Grove Speedway Releases 33-date 2018 Schedule Of Events

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Williams Grove Speedway Releases 33-date 2018 Schedule Of Events Story By: Shaun Browse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com   Mechanicsburg, PA – Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2018 schedule of events featuring 33 race dates, all which include the powerful Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars. The 2018 season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 11 at 2 pm. The Sunday opener is the first such slated opening date since back in 2008. A total of four season dates for the always-popular super late models has been slated including the return of the…

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First Look: 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Qualifying Nights

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First Look: 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Qualifying Nights Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (January 1, 2018) With the countdown to the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire down to less than a week, the qualifying nights have been released with a total of 342 entries spread across four nights of racing. Going green on Tuesday, January 9, qualifying nights will run through Friday, January 12 in order to set the stage for Saturday, January 13 and the run for the coveted Golden Driller. While the breakdown of nights…

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KTJ to Pilot Heffner Racing No.27 at Chili Bowl Nationals

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Kevin Thomas Jr. to Pilot Heffner Racing No.27 at Chili Bowl Nationals Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Mandee Pauch Relations – December 29, 2017 - With less than two weeks away the 32nd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals will be underway in Tulsa, Oklahoma January 9-13. For the fifth year in a row, Heffner Racing Enterprises will once again be fielding a car for the crown jewel of midget racing, but this year with a new driver behind the wheel. The hot shoe out of Cullman, Alabama, Kevin Thomas Jr. will be piloting the Heffner Racing No.27 midget during the…

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Nienhiser Lands Loyet Midget Ride For Chili Bowl

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Nienhiser Lands Loyet Midget Ride For Chili Bowl Story By: Loyet Racing CHAPIN, Ill. – Taking a phone call from Joe Loyet at the beginning of December proved to be beneficial Paul Nienhiser, who will drive one of the potent Loyet Motorsports midgets during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. “When Joe Loyet called me at the beginning of December and asked if I would drive one of his midgets at the Chili Bowl, it was an easy decision to say yes,” Nienhiser said. “I have two previous Chili Bowl appearances, and I am very much looking forward to…

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Selinsgrove World Series of Dirt Racing Slated For October 11-14

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World Series of Dirt Racing Slated For October 11-14 One of the East Coast's Biggest Events - Ever - Coming to Selinsgrove Speedway Story By: Barry Angstadt/World Series of Dirt Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com Myerstown, PA - The month of October is typically stocked with big, end of the season races. In 2018, there will be a new addition to the list of big money events...and this one will knock your socks off! Action Track USA's Rich Tobias and Doug Rose are teaming up with Selinsgrove Speedway's Mike Heffner to present the first World Series of…

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Hafertepe Joins Forces With Hill’s Racing Team

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Hafertepe Joins Forces With Hill’s Racing Team Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com SUNNYDALE, Texas — Sam Hafertepe Jr. put himself in the record books in 2017 in winning his second consecutive Lucas Oil ASCS National Series title. The Texas native tied Gary Wright’s series record with 15 victories, but he’ll be joining a new team for 2018, as he’ll partner with the Canadian-based Hill’s Racing Team. The team is owned by Ontario native Miles Hill, and while it’s been around for years, it ran its first ASCS season last year with 18-year-old driver Alex Hill. Part of…

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NAPA Increases Sponsorship Of Sweet & KKR

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NAPA Increases Sponsorship Of Sweet & KKR Story By: Kasey Kahne Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com MOORESVILLE, N.C. – NAPA Auto Parts has inked a multi-year contract with Kasey Kahne Racing to serve as primary sponsor of Brad Sweet’s No. 49 entry for the full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule. Sweet, a native from Grass Valley, Calif., is coming off a strong season that ended with Sweet finishing a career-best second in the series standings. He is a 25-time winner in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with 56 top-five finishes and an impressive 72…

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BELL BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES ON 2017 WITH “KNEPPER 55” TRIUMPH

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BELL BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES ON 2017 WITH "KNEPPER 55" TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanagh/USAC RAcing Du Quoin, Illinois.........Christopher Bell celebrated his 23rd birthday in grand style Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center after taking the lead with four laps remaining to win the third annual "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special event at the indoor, one-sixth-mile dirt oval in Du Quoin. Rarely has the 2013 USAC National Midget champion from Norman, Oklahoma not been at the top of his game when he's behind the wheel of a midget, but 2017 saw…

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Stenhouse Teams With Marshall, Tabs Sheldon Haudenschild

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Stenhouse Teams With Marshall, Tabs Sheldon Haudenschild Story By: Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing Photos By: Dan DeMacro & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is teaming up with Richard Marshall to form Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing and the duo have hired Sheldon Haudenschild to drive the No. 17 NOS Energy Drink sprint car with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. “I’m really looking forward to joining Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing,” Haudenschild said. “This is a great opportunity for me and my career. I’m honored to work with a great group of guys. We’re all looking forward to…

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Entries For 32nd Chili Bowl Nationals Moves North Of 200 Ahead Of Entry Deadline

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Entries For 32nd Chili Bowl Nationals Moves North Of 200 Ahead Of Entry Deadline Story By:Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (December 12, 2017) Construction of the Tulsa Expo Raceway is underway with the first loads of clay hitting the floor of the River Spirit Expo Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2017. As the quarter-mile oval take shape, the list of drivers seeking the conquer the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening January 9-13, 2018, continues to grow with over 200 entries already turned into the Chili Bowl office;…

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Open Wheel Marathon Will Lead-in 2018 ‘LIVE’ 3-Hour Chili Bowl Telecast

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Open Wheel Marathon Will Lead-in 2018 'LIVE' 3-Hour Chili Bowl Telecast Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Stuart Rowlands - CORONA, Cali. (Dec. 12, 2017): MAVTV and Lucas Oil Racing TV will broadcast "LIVE" the 32nd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, on Saturday night, January 13, 2018, starting at 8:30 PM (ET), from the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Known as the "Super Bowl of Midget Racing", the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals attracts drivers from nearly every level, including Midgets, Late Models, Super…

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56 ENTRIES FILED FOR JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 AT Du QUOIN

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56 ENTRIES FILED FOR JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 AT Du QUOIN! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........Dillon Welch, Parker Price-Miller and Chris R. Andrews have filed their entries Sunday on the final night of the free entry period for the third running of the "Junior Knepper 55." The list for the Saturday, December 16 race at the Southern Illinois Center now boasts a field of 56 USAC Midgets for the non-points special event at the purpose-built, indoor racing facility at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, including the Clauson Marshall team with six entries,…

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Major Event Dates Taking Shape For Brewerton And Fulton Speedways In 2018; Winter Blast Set For Saturday, February 17

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Major Event Dates Taking Shape For Brewerton And Fulton Speedways In 2018; Winter Blast Set For Saturday, February 17 Story By: Dave Medler/ Brewerton & Fulton Speedways Photos By: Mike Johnson & Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com BALDWINSVILLE, NY – December 9, 2017 – Brewerton and Fulton Speedways’ exciting 2018 schedules are taking shape with major events at both speedways that will give race fans high-speed racing excitement in must-see events. The 33rd annual Outlaw 200 Weekend, one of the crown jewels in all of modified racing, will be held at Fulton Speedway on Friday September 28 and Saturday, September 29. The Super…

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PORT ROYAL 2018 SCHEDULE DOTTED WITH HUGE EVENTS

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PORT ROYAL 2018 SCHEDULE DOTTED WITH HUGE EVENTS Speedweek Featured On July 4 & 7, 358 Sprints Return To Oval, NUSLMS On Weikert Weekend Story By: Port Royal Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The 2018 Port Royal Speedway schedule of events is taking shape with numerous high-profile events dotting the slate of events. Opening day is slated for Saturday, March 10 at 5 pm featuring the 410 sprints and the super late models. The All Stars Circuit of Champions Keith Kauffman Classic will pump up the month of April on Saturday the 14th followed by the…

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STENHOUSE, BELL, COURTNEY, GRANT ENTER AS “KNEPPER 55” LIST EXCEEDS 50

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STENHOUSE, BELL, COURTNEY, GRANT ENTER AS "KNEPPER 55" LIST EXCEEDS 50! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........Clauson Marshall Racing, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and Tucker/Boat Motorsports have all filed their entries for the Saturday, December 16 "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget "Special Event" indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. CMR has entered six cars for the event, including the driver who won the very first "Knepper 55" in 2015, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi. Stenhouse won twice, at Talladega Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, on…

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SWANSON, WINDOM, BAYSTON SHARE USAC SPOTLIGHT AT “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” CELEBRATION

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SWANSON, WINDOM, BAYSTON SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 62nd "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" CELEBRATION Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades/USAC Racing USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Chris Windom and Spencer Bayston shared the spotlight along with other 2017 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 62nd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, CA, Windom, of Canton, IL and Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, earned National championships. Swanson was a third-time Silver Crown titlist, Windom a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Bayston a first-time National Midget champ.…

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DOOLING HAYWARD MOTORSPORTS JOINS FORCES WITH RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING FOR 2018 USAC SEASON AND BEYOND

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DOOLING HAYWARD MOTORSPORTS JOINS FORCES WITH RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING FOR 2018 USAC SEASON AND BEYOND Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2017) - Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR's most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018; its 49th season as a race team. It all began in 1970 for the…

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Eight Arctic Cat All Star events to be broadcast on MAVTV in 2018

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Eight Arctic Cat All Star events to be broadcast on MAVTV in 2018 Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff BROWNSBURG, IN (December 8, 2017) - Recently unveiling a schedule that now includes 55 events at 36 different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now add even more hype to their 2018 campaign by announcing a multi-year broadcast agreement with MAVTV Motorsports Network that will stretch through the 2019 season. A broadcast schedule that will include 16 original air and re-air times between September 2 and October 21, MAVTV will showcase Arctic Cat All…

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BALANCED PAVEMENT/DIRT MIX THE INGREDIENT FOR 2018 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE

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BALANCED PAVEMENT/DIRT MIX THE INGREDIENT FOR 2018 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........A helping of six pavement and five dirt races make up a balanced USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for the 2018 season, which marks the series' return to the state of Wisconsin for the first time since 2011. The Silver Crown cars will make their debut appearance on the half-mile, paved Madison International Speedway on June 29 for the "Cheesemakers 100." While it's the big cars' first go at the Oregon, Wisconsin joint, USAC's National…

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NEW TITLE SPONSOR, NEW VENUES RING IN RECHARGED USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES

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NEW TITLE SPONSOR, NEW VENUES RING IN RECHARGED USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........A brand new title sponsor and a pair of new venues amongst a slate of popular series mainstays bring an invigorated USAC National Midget scene in 2018 with 23 events, 21 venues and nine states occupying the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship schedule. The series has partnered with an innovative technology launching in January 2018 that rewards good drivers with great rates for car insurance, which will go hand-in-hand with benefits to the…

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USAC SPRINTS SLATED FOR 45 EVENTS IN 2018

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USAC SPRINTS SLATED FOR 45 EVENTS FROM COAST-TO-COAST IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........Following a year of renaissance with a new breed of drivers ascending to the top of the standings, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship reloads for a 2018 schedule that includes 45 events between the months of February and November. Leading off the schedule once again for the ninth-straight season is "Winter Dirt Games" at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park on February 15-16-17. The wintertime defroster begins a season that carries with it a number of tried…

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KNEPPER 55 MIDGET FIELD NEARS 40

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KNEPPER 55 MIDGET FIELD NEARS 40; WEASE, BEAUCHAMP & PECK ENTER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........A "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner, an Indiana Sprint Week feature winner and an All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner are among the latest of 38 entries, thus far, for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. Billy Wease, the 2006 "Turkey Night" winner, finished 9th at Du Quoin in March's "Shamrock Classic." The Noblesville, Ind. driver has entered for the indoor…

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JANKOWIAK, MARESCA AND WHITTAKER MAKE PLANS FOR INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING SERIES

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JANKOWIAK, MARESCA AND WHITTAKER MAKE PLANS FOR INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACING SERIES Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff ALLENTOWN, PA December 4, 2017 . . . Always exciting Andy Jankowiak is making preparations for the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP races this winter, in Allentown, Pa., Atlantic City, N.J., and Albany, N.Y. Jankowiak will be in the field when the series opens for 2018 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. He’ll be returning to run them in a car he built…

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KYLE CUMMINS JOINS EZR FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT TOUR

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KYLE CUMMINS JOINS EZR FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT TOUR Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Princeton, Indiana driver Kyle Cummins and team owners Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow (EZR) have partnered up to take on the full 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season. Previously supplying cars and engines to Chad Boespflug in 2016 and 2017, EZR now offers the same arrangement for Cummins, who will not only handle driving duties but also day-to-day maintenance from the team's headquarters in Princeton. Their immediate plans involve a full slate of United States Auto Club sprint car contests,…

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BRISCOE & COTTLE HEADLINE EARLY “KNEPPER 55” USAC MIDGET ENTRIES

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BRISCOE & COTTLE HEADLINE EARLY "KNEPPER 55" USAC MIDGET ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Sink/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois.........Racing champions Chase Briscoe and Shane Cottle are among the 30, thus far, early entries for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. Briscoe, of Mitchell, Indiana, is the 2016 ARCA champ and recently wrapped up NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors and his first series win in the finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November. Briscoe is certainly no rookie when it comes to…

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32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Nearing 150 Entries

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First Look: 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Nearing 150 Entries Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com TULSA, Okla. (December 1, 2017) With under 40 days until the green flag drops on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the first wave of entries has been revealed with 148 received so far for the 32nd edition of the "Mecca of Micros", happening January 9-13, 2018 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center. While some of the listed entries are still in search of drivers, eight of those will be…

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THE CLAY’S DOWN IN TRENTON; DIRT MICROS TO HIT THE TRACK TONIGHT

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THE CLAY’S DOWN IN TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA; DIRT MICROS TO HIT THE TRACK THURSDAY FOR PRACTICE; RACING GOES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Len Sammons Motorsports Productions TRENTON, NJ November 29, 2017 . . . The clay’s down, bring on the cars! That’s the sentiment the track building team of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions and the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels as the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ is one day away. A dense layer of choice deep dark brown clay was delivered and unloaded on…

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RETAINING WALLS, WHEEL FENCE INSTALLED AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA MONDAY; CLAY GOING DOWN TODAY; ENTRIES AWAIT THURSDAY PRACTICE

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RETAINING WALLS, WHEEL FENCE INSTALLED AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA MONDAY; CLAY GOING DOWN; IMPRESSIVE FIELD OF ENTRIES AWAITS THURSDAY PRACTICE Story By: Ernie Saxton/LSMP Photos By: Jay Dugan/LSMP TRENTON, NJ November 27, 2017 . . . Construction began on Monday morning inside Trenton’s CURE Insurance Arena for this weekend’s first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals. The two day event, this Friday and Saturday December 1 and 2, followed the Disney On Parade show which moved out following two shows on Sunday at the venue. On Monday morning, concrete barriers began arriving and were placed strategically around the outside of…

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Michael to be Honored at Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Banquet

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Michael to be Honored at Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Banquet Story By: Tim Moran/URC Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com Curt Michael will be honored on Saturday December 9th at the annual Capitol Renegade United Racing Club banquet for his 10th URC Championship. Michael who has previously won the URC titles in 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015 and picking up his 10th this year in 2017. Along with the traditional annual banquet there has been something just as special that has been passed down from driver to driver year to year at the banquet. The perpetual trophy…

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY WELCOMES USAC EASTERN STORM IN JUNE 2018

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THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY WELCOMES USAC EASTERN STORM IN JUNE 2018 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com For the first time ever in the history of the track, the Bridgeport Speedway will participate in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Eastern Storm in June of 2018 when the wingless sprint cars make their annual trek east for six nights of racing. The Eastern Storm will makes its return to the Garden State after a two year absence. The series will open at the Grandview Speedway on Thursday, June 14, move to Williams Grove on Friday, the 15th, and…

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Netto Banks $5,000 In ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Finale

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D.J. Netto Banks $5,000 In ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Finale Story By: Bryan Hulbert/ASCS Photo By: Tim Aylwin/ASCS QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 25, 2017) Sweet redemption was on tap for California's D.J. Netto, as a DNF on Friday night turned to Victory to close out the second annual Copper Classic at the Arizona Speedway with the ASCS Southwest Region. Worth $5,000 for the driver of the Netto Ag No. 88n, D.J. is now a back-to-back winner at the Copper Classic. Taking the green from the pole, Netto worked side by side with Willie Croft through the opening lap with D.J.…

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Brady Bacon captured Wednesday's USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Car feature on night one of the 77th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Ventura Raceway. The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma zipped around Troy Rutherford on the fifth lap of the 20-lap points-free "Special Event" feature and cruised to a commanding two-and-a-half second victory ahead of Rutherford, Carson Macedo, Tyler Courtney and Max Adams. Also timing in second during midget practice Wednesday…

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS FOR TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Have you heard the one about when Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe walk into a racetrack? Well, when that happens, it's definitely no joke. These four may not be series regulars, but when they strap into a USAC Midget this Thursday night, Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix," this "vacation" away from their regular duties becomes strictly business. All have earned a reputation…

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........One of the deepest "Turkey Night Grand Prix" fields in years brings with it one of the most talented rookie classes for the race as well. At press time, 23 of the 52 entries will be contenders for Don Basile "Rookie of the Race" honors for the 77th annual race on Thursday night, Nov. 23, including three drivers currently in the top-ten of the USAC National Midget point standings: Tyler Courtney (5th), Justin Grant (6th) and Tanner Carrick…

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“TURKEY NIGHT” MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52

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"TURKEY NIGHT" MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........The midget entry list for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway. Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets. Among the 52 entries, four past winners have signed up:…

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MONTIETH CLAIMS SIXTH LINCOLN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

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MONTIETH CLAIMS SIXTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS; Adrian Shaffer earns first Lincoln title in 358 sprint division Story By: Lincoln Speedway Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com YORK, PA, 11/18/17 - Lincoln Speedway track champions were recognized and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 18th. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions were recognized and special awards were distributed in the annual awards banquet, which officially closed the 2017 racing season. MONTIETH WINS TWICE TO CLAIM SIXTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP Phoenixville’s Brian…

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