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LEARY CAPTURES 2019 EASTERN STORM CHAMPIONSHIP

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LEARY CAPTURES 2019 EASTERN STORM CHAMPIONSHIP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (June 16, 2019)………More often than not, Eastern Storm has proven to be a harbinger of even more success. In eight of the first 12 editions of Eastern Storm, the driver who claimed the annual mini-series in June translated that success to become a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion later that same year. Levi Jones (2007-10-11), Bryan Clauson (2012-13), Brady Bacon (2014), Robert Ballou (2015) and Chris Windom (2017) have previously found the correlation between Eastern Storm and…

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COURTNEY RULES PORT ROYAL EASTERN STORM ROUND

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COURTNEY RULES PORT ROYAL EASTERN STORM ROUND Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Port Royal, Pennsylvania (June 15, 2019)………For Tyler Courtney, the date of June 15th and the location of Port Royal Speedway means more than just another stop on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour. For Port Royal was the half-mile dirt oval where his mentor, Bryan Clauson, recorded his record sixth and final "Eastern Storm" win in 2016. Saturday night also marked what would've been Clauson's 30th birthday. Courtney, the defending series champ, was bound and determined to make his own personal…

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BACON THE LAST MAN STANDING IN DRAMA-FILLED WILLIAMS GROVE 100

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BACON THE LAST MAN STANDING IN DRAMA-FILLED WILLIAMS GROVE 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (June 14, 2019)………For Brady Bacon, it was the best of times. For Steve Buckwalter and Chris Windom, in particular, it was the worst of times. That about sums up the Helter Skelter roller coaster ride of emotions among the top-three drivers during the final laps of Friday's "Williams Grove 100" USAC Silver Crown race at Williams Grove Speedway. For Bacon, the times couldn't have gotten any better as he avoided the misfortune in front…

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WILLIAMS GROVE 100 STORYLINES

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WILLIAMS GROVE 100 STORYLINES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu/USAC Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (June 13, 2019)………Scanning the headlines to bring you the notable things to look for in this weekend's USAC Silver Crown event at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, June 14. KLATT ATTACK: The Klatt Enterprises No. 6 has been spectacularly strong in its two most recent outings at Williams Grove, earning a second-place run with Bryan Clauson in 2016 followed up by another runner-up performance in 2017 after leading 83 laps with driver Damion Gardner. The car's current dirt pilot, Brady…

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WHO OWNS THE HALF MILE ADVANTAGE COMING INTO WILLIAMS GROVE?

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WHO OWNS THE HALF MILE ADVANTAGE COMING INTO WILLIAMS GROVE? Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu/USAC Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (June 13, 2019)………Of the 426 total USAC Silver Crown races contested since the series' inception in 1971, less than 20% of them have come on dirt half-mile tracks. Of the 83 previous half-mile dirt tracks run by Silver Crown, less than 5% of them have occurred at Williams Grove, host of this Friday's fifth visit by the series that reaches one of the most storied tracks in the history of auto racing. The Silver Crown schedule is…

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McDOUGAL CROSSES BRIDGEPORT OFF EASTERN STORM CHECKLIST

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McDOUGAL CROSSES BRIDGEPORT OFF EASTERN STORM CHECKLIST Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Swedesboro, New Jersey (June 12, 2019)………To earn his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory last September in Pevely, Mo., Jason McDougal played the role of the chaser on a late-race restart. To gain his second career series win Wednesday night in round two of the 13th annual "Eastern Storm" at Bridgeport Speedway, the roles were reversed as the Broken Arrow, Okla. native had to hold off the competition on a green-white-checker restart. Initially, McDougal was heralded as a quick study…

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BRADY BACON STORMS AWAY WITH $10,000 JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC USAC WIN; RYAN WATT CLAIMS NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL OPENS 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON IN A BIG WAY. . . . . BRADY BACON STORMS AWAY WITH $10,000 JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC USAC WIN; RYAN WATT CLAIMS NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 11, 2019) – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon picked up his third consecutive win and the $10,000 winner’s share as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Jesse Hockett Classic on Tuesday Night at Grandview Speedway. This event marked the one-hundred and thirty-third Thunder on the Hill event…

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WILLIAMS GROVE USAC SILVER CROWN PREVIEW

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WILLIAMS GROVE USAC SILVER CROWN PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (June 11, 2019)………Two of the classics in all of American motorsports meet up when the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars take on the half-mile Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, June 14. The "Williams Grove 100" marks the fifth Silver Crown event held at the half-mile dirt oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Previous Silver Crown races at The Grove have included Sheldon Kinser (1980), Eddie Leavitt (1981), Chris Windom (2016) and Kody Swanson (2017). Windom and Swanson return for the first Silver Crown…

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USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars Return to Weedsport on Sunday for ‘Eastern Storm’ Finale

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USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars Return to Weedsport on Sunday for ‘Eastern Storm’ Finale Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (June 11, 2019) – The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship returns to Weedsport Speedway this Sunday, June 16 for the final round of the prestigious ‘Eastern Storm’ tour, which will see the cars and stars of the USAC National Sprint Car trail contend in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York across a six-day span. The final round of the tour will see the USAC National Sprint Cars paired with the Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil…

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HARD CHARGING WINDOM WINS PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER AWARD

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HARD CHARGING WINDOM WINS PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER AWARD Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (June 9, 2019)………Following Saturday's victory in the 15th annual "Indiana Midget Week" finale at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Chris Windom lamented the fact that they had put themselves behind the eight ball early on in each of the first four races of the series, forcing them to fight from the back of the pack every night. However, passing cars can pay plenty of dividends, and Windom did plenty of that over the past five nights to capture the $300 ProSource Passing Master bonus. No…

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SEAVEY CROWNED INDIANA MIDGET WEEK CHAMP

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SEAVEY CROWNED INDIANA MIDGET WEEK CHAMP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Graphic By: Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (June 9, 2019)………Last November, Logan Seavey added a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget championship to his resume. Now, just a little over six months later, the Sutter, Calif. has gained an "Indiana Midget Week" title for 2019. Seavey began his "Indiana Midget Week" with a flourish, leading the final 24 laps to win the opener on Tuesday at Montpelier Motor Speedway, which put him in the driver's seat for the title right out of the box. Wednesday's round at Gas…

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WINDOM BREAKS THROUGH FOR FIRST MIDGET WIN AT THE BURG

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WINDOM BREAKS THROUGH FOR FIRST MIDGET WIN AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Lawrenceburg, Indiana (June 8, 2019)………All throughout "Indiana Midget Week," Chris Windom was confident that he had a car to win. Yet, when it came time to start the first four feature events this week, the Canton, Ill. driver found himself seemingly light years away from his destination. Through the first four nights, no driver had passed more cars than Windom (42), an astonishing 24 more than his nearest competition. But that's what happens when you start 11th, 23rd, 14th…

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EASTERN STORM PREVIEW 2019

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EASTERN STORM PREVIEW 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: RacersGuide.com Staff Speedway, Indiana (June 8, 2019)………Three past Eastern Storm champions are headed eastbound June 11-16 for one of the most-highly anticipated events on the USAC calendar with five USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship races in a six-day span at five different tracks in three states - Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. The series begins Tuesday, June 11, at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville and honors the memory of the 2009 Grandview Eastern Storm winner who lost his life tragically in the Spring of 2010 with…

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BUCKWALTER BLASTS TO BIG DIAMOND VICTORY

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BUCKWALTER BLASTS TO BIG DIAMOND VICTORY Story By: Nick Fillman/USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Pottsville, Pennsylvania (June 7, 2019)………For the second time in their first four races together, Timmy Buckwalter piloted the Bill Gallagher-owned, Curt Michael-prepared entry into victory lane in Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series action. The win for Buckwalter kicks off what is a busy schedule for the driver as he will compete in modified action on Saturday at Grandview Speedway before moving on to action next week with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series in their annual "Eastern Storm."…

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COURTNEY CONNECTS IN BLOOMINGTON IMW VICTORY

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COURTNEY CONNECTS IN BLOOMINGTON IMW VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & David Nearpass/USAC Bloomington, Indiana (June 7, 2019)………On Friday morning, the engine that Tyler Courtney would use later that night was in the process of being rebuilt. On Friday night, that same engine helped power the Indianapolis, Ind. driver to victory in round four of "Indiana Midget Week" at Bloomington Speedway. It had been a trying week for Clauson/Marshall Racing throughout the first three races of IMW. Courtney had gone through one engine and had a minor issue on another. Teammate Chris Windom…

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ANATOMY OF A COMEBACK: THE RETURN OF TANNER THORSON

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ANATOMY OF A COMEBACK: THE RETURN OF TANNER THORSON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (June 7, 2019)………The Accident: It was Monday morning, March 4, 2019. USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion Tanner Thorson had wrapped up competing with the World of Outlaws at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway days earlier and was driving the Tri-C Motorsports hauler back to the team's Sacramento, Calif. shop. Thorson wouldn't get a chance to complete the mission, the result of a fiery multi-car incident on Highway 99 in Modesto,…

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THORSON TRIUMPHS IN FRENZIED IMW ROUND AT PUTNAMVILLE

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THORSON TRIUMPHS IN FRENZIED IMW ROUND AT PUTNAMVILLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Putnamville, Indiana (June 6, 2019)………There are comeback stories. And then there's the Tanner Thorson comeback story from Thursday night's third round of "Indiana Midget Week" from Lincoln Park Speedway. With the wounds and scars still readily evident on his body after sustaining a broken left arm and right foot, a cracked sternum, broken ribs and a punctured lung following a multi-car incident on Highway 99 in Modesto, Calif. in March of this year, the Minden, Nevada native delivered a performance that…

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GRANT GETS REDEMPTION IN GAS CITY INDIANA MIDGET WEEK RD. 2

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GRANT GETS REDEMPTION IN GAS CITY INDIANA MIDGET WEEK RD. 2 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Gas City, Indiana (June 5, 2019)………Less than 24 hours after what he termed was a "toolbox issue" that put him behind eight ball just prior to Tuesday's "Indiana Midget Week" opening night feature, Justin Grant found the ultimate redemption by scoring his first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victory of the season in round two of the series Wednesday at Gas City I-69 Speedway. One way of looking at the six-night stretch of consecutive races that is…

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EASTERN MUSEUM OF MOTOR RACING TO BE PART OF USAC EASTERN STORM $10,000 TO WIN OPENER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 11

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NAPA AUTO PARTS PRESENTS THUNDER ON THE HILL 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON. . . . . . EASTERN MUSEUM OF MOTOR RACING TO BE PART OF USAC EASTERN STORM $10,000 TO WIN OPENER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 5, 2019 . . . . . . It’s a great night for the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) to visit the Grandview Speedway and it all happens on Tuesday night, June 11 when the AMSOIL USAC Eastern Storm invades the Grandview Speedway for the opening night…

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CARSON SHORT ROLLS WITH DYSON FOR EASTERN STORM

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CARSON SHORT ROLLS WITH DYSON FOR EASTERN STORM Story By: Chris Dyson Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Poughkeepsie, New York (June 5, 2019)………Southern Illinois hotshoe Carson Short will drive the blue and white #20 CD Racing Thetford / ProtectAll Maxim Speedway Chevy in next week's five-race Eastern Storm series for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. In only his second year as a full-time touring sprint car driver, 23-year-old Short has already won three sprint features this season. "Carson was parked next to us for several days during the Florida race series earlier this year," said Sean Michael, who…

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SEAVEY SEIZES MONTPELIER INDIANA MIDGET WEEK OPENER

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SEAVEY SEIZES MONTPELIER INDIANA MIDGET WEEK OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & David Nearpass/USAC Racing Montpelier, Indiana (June 4, 2019)………He had to wait until the month of June, but Logan Seavey returned to the championship form he used to win last year's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget title when he arrived at Montpelier Motor Speedway Tuesday night for the "Indiana Midget Week" opener. It became readily apparent following an incident during his heat race that forced him to restart from the tail. From there, he carved his way through the field to…

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES TO OPEN TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11. . . . . . .

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES TO OPEN TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11. . . . . . . USAC DRIVERS BALLOU, CHAPPLE, BUCKWALTER & BIASI PART OF LOW, DOWN & DIRTY PRE-RACE ACTIVITIES AT GRANDVIEW USAC EASTERN STORM OPENER Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 4, 2019 . . . . . . . The 13th Annual USAC Eastern Storm will bring the best in the business of non-wing sprint car racing to Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 11 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series kicks…

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THE EASTERN STORM IS HEADED TO BRIDGEPORT

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THE EASTERN STORM IS HEADED TO BRIDGEPORT Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com You won't need a weather map for this storm! The Eastern Storm is headed to the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway on Wednesday, June 12th. Last year's event was a huge success. The drivers found the track "racey". The fans came in droves for the only appearance of the stars of USAC in the state of New Jersey and they did not go home disappointed. In the words of USAC's Levi Jones, "There was a good crowd who…

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DARLAND AND HOGUE TEAM UP FOR EASTERN STORM RUN

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DARLAND AND HOGUE TEAM UP FOR EASTERN STORM RUN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (June 3, 2019)………USAC's winningest AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver Dave Darland has teamed up with Woodbury, New Jersey car owner Tim Hogue to compete on the upcoming five-race Eastern Storm tour June 11-16 through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Darland's lone Eastern Storm win came in 2013 at Pennsylvania's Port Royal Speedway, the same year in which he posted his best career points finish in the series, taking the runner-up spot just one marker…

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CUMMINS GAINS INDIANA MIDGET WEEK RIDE WITH YELEY

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CUMMINS GAINS INDIANA MIDGET WEEK RIDE WITH YELEY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Speedway, Indiana (June 3, 2019)………Kyle Cummins, a veteran of 117 career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts and three victories, will attempt to make his first career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget start this week during the 15th annual "Indiana Midget Week" mini-series June 4-9. Cummins, of Princeton, Ind., will take the wheel of Jack Yeley's Ohsweken Speedway-sponsored car in at least five of the six events during IMW, which begins Tuesday, June 4 at Montpelier Motor Speedway, then carries on to Gas City…

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LOCAL FAVORITE STEVEN DREVICKI TAKES ON THE EASTERN STORM, EYES $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT OPENER AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11

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LOCAL FAVORITE STEVEN DREVICKI TAKES ON THE EASTERN STORM, EYES $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT OPENER AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 1, 2019 . . . . . Reading, PA driver Steven Drevicki has enjoyed much local success and now he moves into the national spotlight entering the 13th Annual USAC Eastern Storm, a marquis event of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Drevicki will be driving his own #19 Maxim chassis powered by a Rider Engine from Reading businessman Gene Franckowiak with technical assistance from Clauson…

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2017 CHAMP GOLOBIC TAKES ON INDIANA MIDGET WEEK

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2017 CHAMP GOLOBIC TAKES ON INDIANA MIDGET WEEK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman Speedway, Indiana (May 31, 2019)………Shane Golobic, who raced to an "Indiana Midget Week" title in 2017, will compete in all six races on the upcoming IMW mini-series June 4-9. Golobic will pilot the Matt Wood Racing No. 17w sponsored by the "Hangtown 100," the high-dollar paying, two-night USAC NOS Energy National and Western States Midget event on November 19-20 at California's Placerville Speedway. Golobic, of Fremont, Calif., won the Indiana Midget Week title two years ago on the strength of consistency,…

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THORSON IS BACK AND READY FOR INDIANA MIDGET WEEK

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THORSON IS BACK AND READY FOR INDIANA MIDGET WEEK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Travis Branch/USAC Speedway, Indiana (May 30, 2019)………Tanner Thorson, who suffered serious injuries in a highway crash on March 4, will return to the cockpit of a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget in time for the start of the 15th annual edition of "Indiana Midget Week" June 4-9. Thorson will make his return to the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian team for the upcoming six-race mini-series aboard the Walker Filtration-sponsored No. 98. The team reunites after a successful run that resulted in 12 USAC…

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LARSON RETURNS FOR TWO ROUNDS OF INDIANA MIDGET WEEK

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LARSON RETURNS FOR TWO ROUNDS OF INDIANA MIDGET WEEK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean/USAC Speedway, Indiana (May 30, 2019)………Kyle Larson, who ranks in a tie for second all-time in terms of "Indiana Midget Week" victories with five, returns to the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship for rounds two and three of the 15th edition of IMW, Wednesday, June 5, at Gas City I-69 Speedway and on Thursday, June 6, at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Elk Grove's Larson, a five-time Monster Energy Cup Series winner and recent victor of the Monster…

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INDIANA MIDGET WEEK READY TO ROCK JUNE 4-9

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INDIANA MIDGET WEEK READY TO ROCK JUNE 4-9 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Adam Mollenkopf Speedway, Indiana (May 29, 2019)………The 15th edition of "Indiana Midget Week" is nearly upon us, beginning Tuesday, June 4, and kickstarting an exhilarating week of racing that features the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship as well as Sprint Cars for six-straight nights on six of the baddest bullrings in the Hoosier State. It all begins Tuesday, June 4, at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Ind. The ¼-mile dirt oval joined the IMW slate in 2016, and over the last…

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BIASI DOMINATES BRIDGEPORT FOR USAC EAST COAST WIN

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BIASI DOMINATES BRIDGEPORT FOR USAC EAST COAST WIN Story By: Nick Fillman/USAC EC Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com Swedesboro, New Jersey (May 26, 2019)………Joey Biasi of Mary D, Pennsylvania wrapped up a dominant weekend by cruising to a convincing win in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature event at the Design for Vision, Sunglass Central 3/8ths mile oval at the Bridgeport Speedway. Biasi started out the weekend by collecting a second place on Friday at the Trail-ways Speedway, and a win at the Path Valley speedway in wingless Super Sportsman Sprint car competition and wrapped up the weekend…

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HAMILTON HUSTLES TO BIG PAYDAY AT DAVE STEELE CARB NIGHT CLASSIC

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HAMILTON HUSTLES TO BIG PAYDAY AT DAVE STEELE CARB NIGHT CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Brownsburg, Indiana (May 24, 2019)………One year ago, it was a May to forget for Kyle Hamilton. It seemed as if everywhere he turned, bad luck was staring back at him square in the eyes. One year later, the May tide has turned in his favor. After putting his car on the front row for the "Little 500" the day before, Hamilton followed up on Friday night with his first career USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series victory in…

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HOOSIER HUNDRED’S SUNSET BELONGS TO SUNSHINE

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HOOSIER HUNDRED'S SUNSET BELONGS TO SUNSHINE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Indianapolis, Indiana (May 23, 2019)………Bravery, machismo, bravado, call it what you will. On a late restart with seven laps remaining, Tyler Courtney used every ounce of it in his figurative tank to rip around near-race-long leader Kevin Thomas, Jr. to win a bittersweet "Hoosier Hundred" Thursday night, in the final running of the event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Courtney, the Indianapolis, Ind. native whose parents were part of the promotion team for the 2005 Hoosier Hundred, kept pace with Thomas, following him…

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC

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THERE’S A STORM HEADING EAST. . . . . . . . . .. USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA . . . . .Rain and bad weather has not been a friend to local short track racing of late, but all race fans welcome and look forward to this storm, the thirteenth annual EASTERN STORM for the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing Sprint Cars, and it’s coming to the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 11…

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DAVE STEELE CARB NIGHT CLASSIC ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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DAVE STEELE CARB NIGHT CLASSIC ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Brownsburg, Indiana (May 22, 2019)………Six past USAC Silver Crown winners at Lucas Oil Raceway are ready to roll this Friday, May 24, in the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at the .686-mile paved oval in Brownsburg, Ind. Those six drivers make up a total of 15 Silver Crown wins at LOR, led by Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. who owns five victories between 2013 and 2016, including the May race in three-straight years between 2014 and 2016. With another victory, he…

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NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM: BUCKWALTER BANKS GRANDVIEW EAST COAST WIN

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NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM: BUCKWALTER BANKS GRANDVIEW EAST COAST WIN Story By: Nick Fillman/USAC EC Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com It all started with a phone call on Monday and ended with victory lane photos on Saturday for Timmy Buckwalter of Douglassville, PA as he was able to collect his first Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 sprint car win at his weekly home track, Grandview Speedway. Joey Biasi and Carmen Perigo would lead the field to the green flag, but the caution would quickly wave as Eddie Strada and Chris Allen got together on the initial start and collected Eric Jennings…

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DREVICKI GRABS SECOND USAC EAST COAST SPRINT WIN OF SEASON AT BIG DIAMOND

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DREVICKI GRABS SECOND USAC EAST COAST SPRINT WIN OF SEASON AT BIG DIAMOND Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC Photo By: Steve Koletar After fighting off an evening thunderstorm, a stellar field of 31 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars jammed the pit area at the Big Diamond Speedway for a fantastic night of open wheel racing. Following the top eight redraw, Timmy Buckwalter in his new Gallagher 5g ride, and sprint car rookie Tyler Brehm would share the front row of the talented 20 car feature field and lead them to green. Buckwalter would quickly jump out to…

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WINDOM FIRST TO REPEAT IN USAC SPRINT WIN AT TRI-CITY

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WINDOM FIRST TO REPEAT IN USAC SPRINT WIN AT TRI-CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Nearpass/USAC Granite City, Illinois (May 17, 2019)………In a season with so much parity, the first winner of 2019 became the first repeat winner of the season as Chris Windom outdueled Carson Short in a wild Brandt "River Town Showdown" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. In a race of attrition and heart-stopping sliders, Windom and Short were the class of the field in the end with each going after the other's jugular in a see-saw…

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COURTNEY CHALKS UP HISTORY IN TRI-CITY MIDGET WIN

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COURTNEY CHALKS UP HISTORY IN TRI-CITY MIDGET WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Nearpass/USAC Granite City, Illinois (May 17, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's early-season USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship prowess has been paramount, and with his fourth win in the first six races of the season, he became the first driver to ever accomplish the feat following his victory in Friday night's Brandt "River Town Showdown" opener at Tri-City Speedway. Additionally, Courtney backed up his USAC Sprint Car win from a year ago by winning his first USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship feature…

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TONY HULMAN CLASSIC PREVIEW – MAY 22

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TONY HULMAN CLASSIC PREVIEW - MAY 22 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana (May 16, 2019)………No single race has a longer tenure on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule than the "Tony Hulman Classic" at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. The grand event arrives at its 49th annual edition on Wednesday, May 22, at the legendary half-mile dirt oval at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds with five former winners gunning to grab the coveted rifle awarded to the race winner. Tyler Courtney is the defending winner of the "Hulman Classic," leading…

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TRI-CITY USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR RIVER TOWN SHOWDOWN PREVIEW

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TRI-CITY USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR RIVER TOWN SHOWDOWN PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Cameron Neveu/USAC Granite City, Illinois (May 13, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's 18 wins have come at numerous racetracks in his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, 13 to be precise. After a few bumps in the road in the early going of the season, the defending series champ got off the relative schneid last Friday with his first series win of 2019, just in time to hit another venue he's already conquered in his still-young career, Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., this Friday and Saturday,…

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CONVINCING COURTNEY CRUSHES ELDORA FIELD

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CONVINCING COURTNEY CRUSHES ELDORA FIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio (May 11, 2019)………Over the past two seasons, Tyler Courtney has experienced the feeling of winning in all three of USAC's National divisions at Eldora Speedway. Perhaps none of those performances were as impressive as the one the Indianapolis, Ind. driver turned in during Friday's night one of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship portion of #LetsRaceTwo. Courtney didn't bat an eye having to start from the inside of row four, charging to the front of the field in rapid-fire succession…

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AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM QUICKLY APPROACHES, THUNDER SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11

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AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM QUICKLY APPROACHES, THUNDER SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (MAY 11, 2019) – The stars of the Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint National Tour only come east one time per year and it all kicks off on Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. The 13th Annual USAC Eastern Storm will invade “the hill” as the first event of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series with the hefty $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. This eye…

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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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RICHARD HOFFMAN PASSES AWAY AT 76

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RICHARD HOFFMAN PASSES AWAY AT 76 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (April 30, 2019)………Richard Hoffman, an owner of the most prolific USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car team in series' history, passed away Tuesday, April 30, surrounded by his family. He was 76 years old. "It's hard to even put into words what Richard meant to the sport," USAC Series Coordinator Levi Jones said. "It doesn't seem possible he won't be with us in the pits anymore. He was a fierce competitor and a staple of the series. Over the years, racing has made us all…

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HOLY TOLEDO! SWANSON WINS 4TH ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC

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HOLY TOLEDO! SWANSON WINS 4TH ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio (April 28, 2019)………Mother Nature may have delayed Sunday's USAC Silver Crown race at Toledo Speedway by one day, but it still couldn't keep Kody Swanson out of victory lane as he wired all 100 laps to score his fourth career Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" victory, his record-extending 26th overall Silver Crown victory and second-straight in the series to begin the 2019 season. Granted, any victory is difficult to come by. The Kingsburg, Calif. native always seems to…

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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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ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC HAS SPECIAL MEANING TO SWANSON

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ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC HAS SPECIAL MEANING TO SWANSON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jim Vivano Toledo, Ohio (April 24, 2019)………Following his first Toledo Speedway USAC Silver Crown triumph in 2011, Kody Swanson had the opportunity in victory lane to meet 1973 USAC National Sprint Car champion Rollie Beale, namesake of this Saturday's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race. After Beale's passing in 2014, that one moment and this race have become so much more to Swanson, not only for a chance to honor the Toledo racing legend, but also…

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