Sprint Cars & Midgets

Bloomington, Haubstadt Host Sprints Friday, Saturday

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Chase Stockon continues his drive to a USAC National Championship this weekend as the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars visit a pair of Indiana tracks. Friday night's race is at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday's "Spring Showdown" is at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.   Stockon has a half-dozen "top-10" finishes in the first six races to forge an 11-point lead over runner-up Robert Ballou entering this week's activity. Despite a pair of seconds, Stockon continues to seek his first 2015 victory. Ballou scored a pair of wins in Florida and leads third-ranking driver Dave Darland by 13 points in the latest standings.…

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Midgets Eye May Dates at Plymouth; Hagen Wins “KOKOMO Gran Prix”; Rain Takes Opener

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The Honda USAC National Midget Series is off until May 29-30 races at Plymouth (Ind.) , but something will be drastically different from the last USAC Midget appearance there. The track surface is now dirt!   Darren Hagen, who leads the new 2015 standings, won the last race at Plymouth in 2012 when it was paved.   Hagen won Saturday night's "Kokomo Grand Prix" at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, leading the final 24 laps of the 30-lap race after passing Davey Ray on lap seven.   Hagen piloted the Kenny Brown Racing Lucas Oil/Great Clips Boss/Esslinger to Saturday night's win after…

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Southwest Sprints at Queen Creek Saturday; Vander Weerd Tops at Santa Maria; Johnson Gets #20 at YUMA

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R.J. Johnson leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday night for the 3rd Annual "Spring Fling." He has a nine-point lead over Stevie Sussex after winning last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Yuma, Ariz. Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., recorded a record 20th USAC feature victory in Arizona withSaturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car victory at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma. Wheeling the Michaels entry, he passed Shon Deskins on lap five and led the rest of the way to beat Matt Rossi, Deskins, Mike Colegrove and Josh Pelkey. Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia,…

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Schatz Overcomes Illness, Battles Past Dollansky to Score Calistoga Win

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Schatz Overcomes Illness, Battles Past Dollansky to Score Calistoga Win It is the fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of the season for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 12, 2015 - Donny Schatz powered past two formidable foes in Sunday night's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway - illness and Craig Dollansky. "I was a little nervous there," Schatz said in victory lane. "These guys carried this whole race team tonight. I don't know what I did last night - either I've got the flu coming on again or something but I feel…

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Wayne Johnson wins thriller in NSL opener at 34 Raceway

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Wayne Johnson wins thriller in NSL opener at 34 Raceway Dana Royer(34 Raceway) and Bill Wright (NSL)   WEST BURLINGTON, IA (4-11-2015) – The National Sprint League (NSL) held its inaugural race at 34 Raceway Saturday night, April 11 with a large crowd and 40 of some the best in 410 sprint car racing on hand. Saturday was also the first night of action for the IMCA Sport Mods and the IMRA Midgets and the 4 cylinders were also in action. Picking up wins were Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, Ia (NSL Sprints),  Joey Gower, Quincy, Il. (IMCA Sport Mods), Patrick Bruns,…

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YUMA USAC Southwest Sprint Car Race Results

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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 - Yuma, AZ - Cocopah Speedway   FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Dustin Burkhart (#22AZ Burkhart), 7. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon), 8. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT   SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 3. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Bruce St.…

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Brad Sweet Powers to Emotional Calistoga Speedway Victory

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CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 11, 2015 - Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana and Rico Abreu put on a show in front of a packed Calistoga Speedway Saturday night, trading the lead and battling for the win on the opening night of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Ultimately, it was Sweet who powered his No. 49 Razorback Tools car to the front and scored his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season. "I don't know if we dominated," Sweet said in victory lane. "But we drove our butts off and worked hard. We've been struggling, having a little…

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Hagen Opens Midget Season with “KOKOMO Grand Prix” Triumph

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  Darren Hagen of Riverside, California celebrates his 25th career Honda USAC National Midget feature victory Saturday night at Kokomo, (Ind.) Speedway. (TeeJay Crawford Photo)   Kokomo, Indiana...Darren Hagen opened the Honda National Midget Championship season with a strong night in his first USAC start aboard the Kenny Brown Racing - Great Clips #17 Boss/Esslinger as he marched to the "Kokomo Grand Prix" victory on Saturday night. The Riverside, California native notched his 25th-career win to put himself in a tie for 16th on the all-time win list with Parnelli Jones and Dave Strickland. Davey Ray grabbed the lead with…

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Madera USAC HPD Western Midget Race Results

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USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway   QUALIFYING:1. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.261; 2. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.320; 3. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.496; 4. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.511; 5. Dylan Nobile, 40, Nobile-15.526; 6. Jesse Love, 44, Love-15.798; 7. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-16.062; 8. Ethan Lesser, 73, Lesser-16.550.   RESTRICTED HEAT: (6 laps - no points) 1. Love, 2. Lesser. NT   HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. Paterson, 3. A.Breidinger, 4. Nobile, 5. Hazelton, 6. T. Breidinger. NT   FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tom Paterson, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Dylan…

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Santa Maria USAC West Coast Sprint Race Results

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USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Raceway   QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.367; 2. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Bowman-14.566; 3. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-14.680; 4. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.851; 5. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-14.983; 6. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.005; 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.069; 8. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-15.205; 9. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.223; 10. Shannon McQueen, 87, Van Meter-15.230; 11. Luke Boles, 56, Boles-15.289; 12. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-15.381; 13. Bill Jones, 91, Jones-15.631; 14. Jordan Linson, 10J, Linson-17.445; 15. James Herrera, 16J,…

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KOKOMO Honda USAC National Midget Race Results

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  HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Grand Prix"   QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 67k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.175; 2. Andrew Felker, 11a, Felker-13.288; 3. Darren Hagen, 17, Brown-13.309; 4. Spencer Bayston, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-13.397; 5. Davey Ray, 33, RAYPRO-13.464; 6. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.527; 7. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.662; 8. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-13.707; 9. Justin Peck, 5x, Peck-13.719; 10. Alex Bright, 56, 5IVE-6IX-13.737; 11. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.766; 12. Justin Grant, 38, Gardner-13.766; 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, Heffner-13.767; 14. Dave Darland, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.804; 15. Colten Cottle, 5c, Cottle-13.833; 16.…

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Irey takes back-up car to first Attica late model win

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Attica, Ohio (Friday, April 10, 2015) – Matt Irey thought he might be done racing for awhile after blowing his good engine on opening night last week at Attica Raceway Park. But, the Mansfield, Ohio driver retrieved his back-up car he had loaned to a fellow racer and held off several spirited challenges to score his first career UMP late model victory on Bazell Race Fuels Night.   “This is actually my back-up car. I was letting Dave Hornikel drive it last week and in the heat race last week I blew my new motor so I put everything on…

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Jason Meyers, Cody Darrah Fill-In at Calistoga Speedway

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CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 10, 2015 - As the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown this weekend, two former series regulars, Jason Meyers and Cody Darrah, will join the field, filling in for injured drivers Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman. Meyers, a two-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and only series champion from California, will fill in for Johnson through the series' final four races in the Golden State. "This is certainly not the circumstance I would have liked to be able to get back in the…

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LOUDPEDAL.TV CREATES NEW VIDEO SITE DEDICATED TO USAC RACING

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LOUDPEDAL.TV CREATES NEW VIDEO SITE DEDICATED TO USAC RACING The United States Auto Club and Loudpedal Productions have teamed up with the creation of a new on-demand website dedicated to the coverage of USAC events from coast-to-coast. Loudpedal.TV, which launches this month, will feature a plethora of content showcasing every thrilling lap, interviews with the stars, the crashes, and a peek behind the scenes at weekly USAC races from all across the nation on the site's "National" and "West Coast" channels as well as historical content from USAC's vast video archives on its "Classic" channel. For the price of $9.99…

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Defending champion Hull leads MOWA to Jacksonville opener

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Defending champion Hull leads MOWA to Jacksonville opener JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – When the 2015 season begins on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, Jerrod Hull will feel right at home as he begins his quest for a 4th consecutive Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey's General Stores Championship. He’s been winning races at Jacksonville long before the series formed in 2011, so his car set ups and experience already helped fill his racing notebook. As MOWA heads into its fifth season, Hull is the only driver to win the MOWA series title, and maybe he becomes Mr. Five…

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FRIDAY’S KOKOMO MIDGET RAINED OUT; SATURDAY “ON”

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FRIDAY'S KOKOMO MIDGET RAINED OUT; SATURDAY "ON" Extremely wet grounds and flooding have forced a cancellation of Friday's opening night of the 2015 Kokomo Midget Grand Prix Honda USAC National Midget event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Favorable forecasts are prevalent for Saturday's scheduled race at the quarter-mile dirt oval and that event remains on the calendar. The Kokomo Midget Grand Prix serves as the opening event on USAC's 2015 Honda National Midget calendar, which encompasses 14 different tracks in a half-dozen states. The series will also appear at Kokomo as part of the "Indiana Midget Week" in mid-June.

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Attica Group Qualifying and Scales Procedures Detailed

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ATTICA, Ohio – When racing resumes at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 10 on Bazell Race Fuels Night the UMP late models and 305 sprints will use the group qualifying format (listed at www.atticaracewaypark.com) which is listed above the line-up boards at the pit tower. Attica’s weekly weight rule and scales procedures will be as follows: -The top 3 finishers in the A-main in the 410 sprints, UMP late models and 305 sprints must go to the scales. The weight rule requirements and information is on the track’s website in the rules section under each division and will be…

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Racing Roars Back to Fremont Speedway Saturday

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FREMONT, Ohio – The roar of racing engines returns to Fremont Speedway as “The Track That Action Built” kicks off it’s 65th season of racing Saturday, April 11 on Tank’s Meats of Elmore Night.   To encourage the next generation of race fans to come out and see and feel the fun and excitement of dirt track racing, Fremont Speedway will allow any college student with a valid student ID to get in for only $10. Also, Fremont Speedway will continue its “Fan Zone” promotion where one fan’s ticket will be drawn from random and that person’s ticket will be…

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Donny Schatz Scores His Fourth Win of the Season at Placerville Speedway

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. - April 8, 2015 - Donny Schatz battled past Kyle Hirst and forward from a fifth place starting position at Brad Sweet's Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto PartsWednesday night to score his fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season. Schatz's win came as the series returned to the track for the first time since 1992. "The locals are tough here on their own turf, especially at places we've never been," Schatz said of Hirst and his fellow California natives. "We came out, started fifth and bided our time. My Bad…

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BIG SHOW AT BRIDGEPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH The United Racing Club Returns to the Bridgeport Speedway

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BIG SHOW AT BRIDGEPORT FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH The United Racing Club Returns to the Bridgeport Speedway There is sure to be something for every racing fan on Sunday, April 12th when the Bridgeport Speedway presents five divisions of racing on Sunday day afternoon with a 4pm start time. The Spirit Dodge Big Block Modifieds, Crate Sportsman and Stewart Stainless Outlaw Stocks will be joined by the sprint cars of the United Racing Club who will return to the Bridgeport Speedway after several seasons of absence. The D.A. Auto Body & Repair Rookie class will also make their first appearance…

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At A Glance: Kasey Kahne Racing Looks to Repeat Calistoga Magic

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At A Glance: Kasey Kahne Racing Looks to Repeat Calistoga Magic The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on April 11 and 12; takes on Placerville tonight CONCORD, N.C. - April 7, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West Series return to Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway this weekend for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with one team looking to repeat its magic from 2014. Last year, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb took home wins on both nights at the semi-banked, half-mile oval. Brad Sweet held…

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WEATHER FORECAST POSTPONES KOTW OPENERS ONE WEEK

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WEATHER FORECAST POSTPONES KOTW OPENERS ONE WEEK Weather forecasts for extremely wet conditions in the Southeastern United States this weekend have forced United States Auto Club officials and race organizers at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Mobile International Raceway in Irvington, Ala. to postpone the 2015 King of the Wing/Auto Value Sprint car openers until next week, April 17-18. The Friday night, April 17 race will be at Pensacola, while Saturday's April 18 race is at the Alabama oval in Irvington. "Obviously we are disappointed that the weather has conspired against us," says USAC Racing Director Davey Hamilton.…

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NSL History in the Making Saturday at 34 Raceway

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NSL History in the Making Saturday at 34 Raceway! Windom, MN (April 7, 2015) – The National Sprint League blasts off this Saturday night, April 11 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.  The banked 3/8-mile bullring awaits the best sprint car drivers in the Midwest, the country, and indeed the history of the sport! No less than three drivers enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame will be in attendance.  Twenty-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser heads that list.  He will be joined by a driver who has won virtually every major sprint car race in…

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358-360 Sprint Car Event To Pay $3,000-To-Win As Part Of Spring Fling

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358-360 Sprint Car Event To Pay $3,000-To-Win As Part Of Spring Fling SELINSGROVE, PA- April 6, 2015- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 358-360 Sprint Car Spring Fling Challenge at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11, sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) series and sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis of Mechanicsburg. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format to set the field for the 30-lap A-main. The winner will earn $3,000 out of the $13,000-plus purse. The race will be an open tire and open legal sprint car wing event with a weight rule…

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This Weekend’s Kokomo Midget “Grand Prix” Kicks Off 2015 USAC Nationals Midget Season

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Rico Abreu captivated race fans and participants alike with his 2014 Honda USAC National Midget championship. He swept last year's "Kokomo Midget Grand Prix" at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. This year's series openers at the Kokomo oval unfoldthis Friday and Saturday. The 18-slate National campaign kicks off with what promises to be a spectacular two-night program of races at one of America's premier short-track dirt ovals. Bryan Clauson also scored a 2014 Midget win at Kokomo and this year's competition is again expected to start an extremely competitive title chase. Kokomo's rich USAC Midget history spans 76 races dating back…

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Sprints Eye Bloomington Haubstadt April 17-18; Jarrett Gets #1 at Lawrenceburg

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Upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint races are next on the calendar the weekend of April 17 and 18. Chase Stockon continues as the point leader entering the April 17 race at the Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and the April 18 "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, Ind. became the first brand-new series winner in 17 months by winning Saturday night's 30-lap race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The win came in only his 19th career start and it marked his first "top-five" finish! Jarrett, piloting the J & J Trucking/Doak Trucking DRC/Claxton, led all 30 laps…

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Pavement Sprints Open at Pensacola & Mobile this Weekend

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The opening races in the 2015 King of the Wing and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Sprint Car Series unfold this weekend in the southeast and both races also count toward this year's regional Southern Sprint championship.Races are scheduled Friday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. andSaturday at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala.JoJo Helberg and Jason Blonde earned championships in 2014; Helberg took the King of the Wing title and Blonde the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper championship. Friday's race will be the first on pavement for USAC Sprint cars in the Sunshine State since Dave Steele's victory…

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Sprint Eye Bloomington, Haubstadt April 17-18; Jarrett gets #1 Lawrenceburg

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Upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint races are next on the calendar the weekend of April 17 and 18.   Chase Stockon continues as the point leader entering the April 17 race at the Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and the April 18 "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.   Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, Ind. became the first brand-new series winner in 17 months by winningSaturday night's 30-lap race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The win came in only his 19th career start and it marked his first "top-five" finish!   Jarrett, piloting the J & J Trucking/Doak Trucking DRC/Claxton, led all…

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Pavements Sprints Open at Pensacola & Mobile

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The opening races in the 2015 King of the Wing and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Sprint Car Series unfold this weekend in the southeast and both races also count toward this year's regional Southern Sprint championship.   Races are scheduled Friday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Saturday at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala.   JoJo Helberg and Jason Blonde earned championships in 2014; Helberg took the King of the Wing title and Blonde the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper championship.   Friday's race will be the first on pavement for USAC Sprint cars in the…

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HPDs Head for Madera’s “Vukovich Classic; “Lundstorm Takes Ace & Hickory Features

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The "Vukovich Classic" this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway includes USAC's HPD Western Midgets and Dylan Nobile enters the race with a 39-point lead over Toni Breidinger. Toni's sister, Annie, stands third in the points, just seven behind her sister. Matt Lundstrom of Concord, N.C. is sixth in the USAC Eastern HPD Midget points after sweeping a pair of 35-lappers last weekend in the Tarheel State. He wonFriday at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw and Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway. Lundstrom grabbed the lead on lap 30 at Altamahaw after Chris Lamb suffered a flat tire. Calvin Carroll, Carson Hocevar, Jessica…

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Southwest Sprints to Yuma, West Coast to Santa Maria; Bakersfield Makes Bernal 3-for-3!

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USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars compete this Saturday as Ryan Bernal and Stevie Sussex continue their pursuit of 2015 championships. Bernal has a 23-point lead over Danny Faria Jr. in the West Coast series, which visits Santa Maria (Calif.) Raceway Saturday. Sussex holds a 27-point lead over defending Southwest champ R.J. Johnson entering Saturday's race at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma. USAC West Coast Sprint Car point leader Bernal of Hollister, Calif. recorded his third consecutive feature win Saturday night at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Wheeling the Mike Phulps machine, he passed Faria on lap seven and led the rest of…

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HPDs Head for Madera’s “Vukovich Classic;” Lundstorm Takes Ace & Hickory Features

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The "Vukovich Classic" this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway includes USAC's HPD Western Midgets and Dylan Nobile enters the race with a 39-point lead over Toni Breidinger. Toni's sister, Annie, stands third in the points, just seven behind her sister.   Matt Lundstrom of Concord, N.C. is sixth in the USAC Eastern HPD Midget points after sweeping a pair of 35-lappers last weekend in the Tarheel State. He won Friday at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw and Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway.   Lundstrom grabbed the lead on lap 30 at Altamahaw after Chris Lamb suffered a flat tire. Calvin Carroll, Carson…

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Hull, Hogan pick up wins in 34 Raceway Season Opener

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Hull, Hogan pick up wins in 34 Raceway Season Opener BURLINGTON, IA  (4-4-15) – The green flag flew for the 50th year of 34 Raceway Saturday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders and IMCA Modified Frostbuster. Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, Missouri picked up the win in the  Sprint Invader series’ first race of the year. Scott Hogan, Vinton, took the win in the IMCA Modifieds. Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill,  won the Mod Lite feature  and Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il., got the win in the 4 cylinder feature. Coming up this week is a big event with the inaugural National Sprint League…

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ATQMRA Welcomes 600 Micro Sprints to the Fold

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The ATQMRA is opening the door for teams with 600 micro sprints to come race with the TQ midgets. After many years of flirting with bringing the 600s around to race with the ATQMRA it was made official at the Wednesday March 25th spring meeting to allow 600s to compete. The closure of Borgers Speedway for the 2015 season left many teams with pavement style 600s without a place to race their cars. The ATQMRA decided to provide a place for them to continue racing on pavement under a common sense rules package.   After years of racing head to…

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Successful Practice Night Attended By 99 Race Teams; Clyde Martin’s 58th Season Opener Set For This Saturday, April 11

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Newmanstown, PA -  A total of 99 race teams took advantage of last Saturday's pre-season Practice Night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway - along with seven ARDC Midgets - in anticipation of this week's Spring Has Sprung Season Opener presented by Shred Racing Products.   Micro-Sprints representing all five of the Clyde's weekly divisions - 600cc, 270cc, 125cc, Sportsman, and 250cc Four-Stroke - took part in the nearly four-hour long hot lap sessions. Many observers commented on the large number of cars that looked very fast on the re-graded, progressively banked oval, as well as the incredible amount of…

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Ryan Smith opens UNOH All Star point season with Attica win

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Ryan Smith opens UNOH All Star point season with Attica win  By Brian Liskai ATTICA, Ohio (Saturday, April 4, 2015) - Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania set out to experience different tracks in 2015. Well it paid off in a big way Saturday as the "Kunkletown Kid" led all 40 laps to record his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory during the 24th Annual HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park. The win not only opened the season for Attica but was also the first point race for Tony Stewart's new…

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JARRETT LOGS FIRST USAC WIN IN LAWRENCEBURG UPSET

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana...Youth prevailed on Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway as Kokomo, Indiana's Logan Jarrett led all 30 laps to score a big AMSOIL National Sprint Car upset! The 20-year old survived a trio of late-race cautions after racing out to a huge lead over the first twenty laps, winning by 2.173-seconds in the J&J Trucking - Doak Trucking #29 DRC/Claxton. "Man, I've never felt anything like it. I've grown up at sprint car races and watched my dad race and kept getting better and better - it's just an incredible feeling to win a USAC race. I knew I had…

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At A Glance: Placerville Speedway and Paul McMahan’s First Win

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15 of 241 At A Glance: Placerville Speedway and Paul McMahan's First Win Inbox x Spam x World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series PR via worldracinggroup.ccsend.com Unsubscribe 8:22 PM (14 hours ago) At A Glance: Placerville Speedway and Paul McMahan’s First Win The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Placerville Speedway after a 23 year absence CONCORD, N.C. - April 4, 2015 - It has been more than 20 years since the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last took on the high-banked, quarter-mile Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. The opportunity to bring the series back after all that time came at…

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Strickland’s GMC Returns as Crate Sprint Car Title Sponsor

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  (April 4, 2015) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Strickland’s GMC as title sponsor of the Crate Sprint Car division for the 2015 season. Strickland’s GMC will also be the presenting sponsor for “Corr/Pak versus SOS” Night at Ohsweken on Friday, July 3, and have Ohsweken Speedway race cars on display at their dealership in Brantford on Saturday, May 2. Strickland’s is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their…

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Altamahaw USAC Eastern HPD Midgets Results

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ALTAMAHAW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RESULTS USAC HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 3, 2015 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway   QUALIFYING:1. Chris Lamb,9, Lamb-15.736; 2. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.820; 3. Carson Hocevar, 41, Hocevar-15.955; 4. Matt Lundstrom, 2, Lundstrom-16.041; 5. Jessica Bean, 6, Radical-16.070; 6. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.095; 7. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.109; 8. Andrew Layser, 35. Layser-16.196; 9. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-16.245; 10. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.263; 11. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-16.313; 12. Kyle Resco, 21, Allison-16.436; 13. George Kurtz, 7, Lamb-16.559; 14. Sam Hatfield, 8, Hatfield-16.642.   FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Matt Lundstrom, 2.…

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United Racing Club Returns to Port Royal Speedway

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United Racing Club Returns to Port Royal Speedway The United Racing Club Return to Port Royal Speedway for the “Open Wheel Madness” event on October 17 featuring the URC 360 sprints and 410 sprints. The show will highlight two popular divisions as the famous fairgrounds host Port Royal Fall Foliage Days, a local trademark craft and fall festival during the daytime, followed by the big Open Wheel Madness. The URC sprints look forward to bringing a large car count to the Famous Speedway located in middle of the small Port Royal town. URC will run its regular show with pill…

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT ATTICA RACEWAY PARK CANCELED Saturday night $5,000 to win show still scheduled

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 2, 2015) - For fans and racers awaiting the start of sprint car racing in the state of Ohio, the weather in March was not kind. The beginning of April is proving to be no better. The All Star Circuit of Champions were forced to cancel night one of the H D Supply Sprint Nationals on Friday, April 3 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park. Heavy precipitation today with additional forecasted rain tomorrow have forced the cancellation. "We certainly cannot control the weather," said Don Grabey, Series Director. "We are now planning that Rex LeJeune (director of operations at…

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Linda’s Speedway Hosts ARDC 2015 Season Opener; Jerry Coons to Compete in Season Opener

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The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) is set to wave the green flag on the 2015 season this Friday evening at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, PA.  with the running of the ARDC Groundbreaker 25, the inaugural event in the Short Track Series.   It has been several seasons since the midgets last raced at Linda's where three events are scheduled for the 2015 season.   Time trials will be held for the midgets on opening night.  Since handicapping is not used for the first race of the season, Linda's Michael Batz requested that ARDC use time trials on opening night.  "Time…

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Lakeside to Host “Weld Racing Classic” April 26; “Hurtubise Classic” Added at Terre Haute September 18

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Two significant announcements were finalized today regarding the 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule, honoring two of the most storied names in the sport's history.   Jim Hurtubise, who will be posthumously inducted into USAC's Hall of Fame July 25, will be remembered once again at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on September 18 with the running of the "Jim Hurtubise Classic."   The April 26 "Weld Racing Spring Classic" marks a return for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to fabled Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kans. for the first time in 14 years. It's the final…

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Sweet Shifts Gears, Takes on Promoter Title at Placerville

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Sweet Shifts Gears, Takes on Promoter Title at Placerville Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts returns the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to Placerville Speedway for the first time since 1992 CONCORD, N.C. - March 31, 2015 - The past year has been full of learning experiences for Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet. The 29-year-old, Grass Valley, Calif.-native took on his first full World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season in 2014. In the process of figuring out how to be successful on the grueling Outlaws tour, he took home five wins…

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ASCS Southwest Heads for Canyon “Easter Eggstravaganza”

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ASCS Southwest Heads for Canyon “Easter Eggstravaganza” TULSA, Okla. (March 31, 2015) Before we make our way to Church on Easter Sunday, we’ll head for the dirt tracks on Saturday night and give thanks for the thrills which we’re about to receive, with those thrills in Arizona can be found at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. with the ASCS Southwest Region and the “Easter Eggstravaganza”. Having already taken on the one-third mile oval on March 14, South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer stood tall in Victory Lane; beating out current point’s leader Rick Ziehl. While Ziehl’s points lead was tested…

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Final SSP Test & Tune on Wednesday, April 1 Before Season Opener on Saturday, April 4

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Final SSP Test & Tune on Wednesday, April 1 Before Season Opener on Saturday, April 4 Newberrytown, PA (March 31, 2015) – The Susquehanna Speedway Park will hold its final Test & Tune before its season opener on Wednesday, April 1. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m.…

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ASCS Red River Looking For 2015 Start in Texas and Oklahoma

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TULSA, Okla. (March 30, 2015) Third times a charm perhaps for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. With nature nixing the first two attempts, the regional tour looks to kick off the 2015 season at the Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday, April 3 and Black Hawk Casino Speedway in Meeker, Okla. on Saturday, April 4. The only ASCS Regional action in the U.S. this coming Friday night, the Red River Speedway will see action getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT) and will include USRA Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Pro…

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EASTERN HPDs HEAD FOR ACE & HICKORY; NOBILE, LESSER TAKE “POMBO/SARGENT” WINS

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Back-to-back races at Altamahaw and Hickory, N.C. await the USAC Eastern HPD Midget Series this weekend. Chris Lamb, the 2013 series champion, leads the standings by six points over Jake Nelke entering Friday and Saturday races at Ace Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway respectively. Defending Eastern champion Scott Hunter stands third in the 2015 standings going into the two upcoming races. Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. and Ethan Lesser of Livermore, Calif. earned USAC HPD Western Midget victories Saturday night at the "Pombo/Sargent Classic" at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Nobile trailed Tom Paterson for 26 laps, then led the last four…

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Blake Hahn Sweeps ASCS Gulf South Weekend

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Blake Hahn Sweeps ASCS Gulf South Weekend TULSA, Okla. (March 30, 2015) A list minute decision to head south paid off for Blake Hahn as the Oklahoma shoe captured $7,000 with the weekend sweep against the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park and Battleground Speedway. “It was a good weekend, but it didn’t start off that way,” explained Hahn. “We broke an axle on the trailer to start with, then drew the very back of our Heat Race both nights. We ended up third the first night, and fourth the second but made…

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