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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........C.J. Leary has agreed to drive full-time for FMR Racing on the complete 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail. Leary, of Greenfield, Ind., has been a standout on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for the last number of years, but will now take on the midget tour for the first time in his racing career aboard the No. 76m. Brady Bacon, FMR's driver for the past three seasons, has taken a step back from full-time…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT USAC’s NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 63RD NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS CELEBRATION Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Jeremy Rhoades & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Tyler Courtney and Logan Seavey shared the spotlight along with other 2018 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 63rd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Courtney, of Indianapolis, IN and Seavey, of Sutter, Calif., earned National championships. Swanson is a four-time Silver Crown titlist, Courtney a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and…

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........Right now, Stillwater, Oklahoma native Zane Hendricks is in the house-hunting phase as he's in the process of making the move to the state of Indiana. In the racing world, though, the 18-year-old racer has already found a home, two homes in fact, as he pursues a run at the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget schedules in 2019. Hendricks will pilot the No. 27 for Goodnight Racing…

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois.........A hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs on March 9, 2019 when the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets compete in the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Factory Canopies "Pot of Gold" Challenge will provide the top-four drivers in passing points throughout the night an opportunity to pad their wallets with a $50,000 bonus. Following the heats and qualifying races, if the top driver in passing points turns down the chance…

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 RETURNING SEPT. 4-5, 2019 TO THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 RETURNING SEPT. 4-5, 2019 TO THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS Story By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Media Photos By: Mike Roth Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........The Driven2SaveLives BC39 race, which debuted in September 2018 as an overwhelming success with drivers, teams and fans, will return for its second running Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at IMS. The United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Championship event once again will kick off the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, creating…

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........NOS Energy Drink has partnered with the United States Auto Club to become the title sponsor of the USAC Midget National Championship, beginning with the 2019 racing season. NOS Energy Drink and USAC have agreed multi-year deal that will position the high-performance energy drink as The Official Energy Drink of one of the most highly-competitive and intense racing series in the world with USAC Midget racing. "We are thrilled to welcome the NOS Energy Drink…

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES

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  2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........A talent-laden USAC National Midget field is set to tackle the largest series schedule since 1997 with 33 events at 27 different tracks in 11 states making up the 2019 series slate, highlighted by a host of first-time venues. The season kicks off February 8-9 for "Winter Dirt Games" with the series' debut at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for the first visit by the USAC National Midgets to the Sunshine State since…

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINT HIT THE TRAIL FOR 44 RACES IN 12 STATES IN 2019

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  USAC NATIONAL SPRINT HIT THE TRAIL FOR 44 RACES IN 12 STATES IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........Forty-four races in 12 different states make up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season. For the tenth consecutive year, the tour begins in the Sunshine State for "Winter Dirt Games X," three nights in a row at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 14-15-16. On March 30, the bulk of the season gets revved up at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, with…

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USAC SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO MEMPHIS & THE GROVE ON 12-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE

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USAC SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO MEMPHIS & THE GROVE ON 12-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........Memphis International Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway return to the USAC Silver Crown schedule for the 2019 season on what is the largest slate of events since 2007. The Memphis race on March 23 will serve as the opener for the 49th year of the Silver Crown series, which hasn't visited the ¾-mile paved oval since 2004. It's one of six races on the blacktop in 2019, creating a balanced mix with…

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Millington, Tennessee (December 6, 2018).........Memphis International Raceway and the United States Auto Club announced the 2019 Season opener for the Silver Crown Champ Car Series will be held at MIR on Saturday, March 23. This marks a return to the three-quarter mile for the popular open-wheel cars, which held its first event at Memphis in 1998. The 100-lap race will be the lid lifter on their 12-race season schedule for this season. "This will be a great event for both MIR, the Memphis area and…

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........The entry list for the "Junior Knepper 55" has ballooned to near 50 entries as USAC Triple Threat Justin Grant has signed on to drive in the fourth annual event on December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Ione, Calif. driver will pilot the RAMS Racing No. 4A in this year's "Knepper 55" as he aims to become the first driver to win multiple USAC Midget features on the 1/6-mile, indoor dirt oval. Grant…

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 4, 2018).........It didn't take long for Chris Windom, one of the most coveted free agents in USAC racing this offseason, to find two new full-time rides for the 2019 season in the Silver Crown and AMSOIL National Sprint Car divisions. The Canton, Illinois native will compete on the full USAC Silver Crown tour aboard the Goodnight/Byrd Racing No. 17 in the coming season. He will have crew chief Scott Benic on the wrenches…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY TO CELEBRATE USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY IN INDY

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY TO CELEBRATE USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY IN INDY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC's 63rd "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 7, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC's 2018 racing series will be honored during the gala evening. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. earned his fourth USAC Silver Crown Championship while Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. survived an unprecedented tie with Kevin Thomas, Jr. to capture the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Logan Seavey of Sutter,…

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LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

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  LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com C.J. Leary has joined Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports to compete on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season. The 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind. native steps into #19AZ for the Arizona-based team who will be competing on the entire National trail for the first time along with highly-successful crew chief Davey Jones. "I am looking forward to having the opportunity to drive for Team Reinbold," Leary said in the team's press release. "I'm excited to get into the shop…

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 28, 2018).........You can add another feather to the cap of Tyler Courtney's memorable year after accumulating the most points in USAC's three national divisions throughout the season to claim the Mike Curb Super License for 2018 and a $5000 prize. Courtney, who wrapped up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title earlier this month, earned a total of 3809 points across USAC's Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget divisions. Justin Grant was second with 3694 points, while…

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USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30

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GRANDVIEW MIDGET RACING HISTORY TO CARRY ON IN A BIG WAY. . . . . . USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt, Dan Demarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2018. . . . . . .. It all started when Don Kreitz Sr. won the very first midget race sanctioned by UMRC at the Grandview Speedway on June 12, 1965. Grandview Speedway is just the perfect venue for midgets with its’ high-banks and racy straightaways. For years,…

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BELL TOLLS TWICE IN A ROW AT TURKEY NIGHT G.P.

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BELL TOLLS TWICE IN A ROW AT TURKEY NIGHT G.P. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Northcote & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Ventura, California.........Christopher Bell struck history Thursday night at Ventura Raceway, becoming just the third 3-time "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winning driver in the 78-year history of the famed race. For the second consecutive Thanksgiving night, however, Bell had to fend off a familiar foe who was on a quest to reach the same exclusive club of three-time winners in Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian teammate Kyle Larson. After applying relentless pressure to Larson throughout much of the…

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LARGEST TURKEY NIGHT FIELD IN 20 YEARS SET FOR THURSDAY AT VENTURA

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LARGEST TURKEY NIGHT FIELD IN 20 YEARS SET FOR THURSDAY AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 20, 2018).........The largest field of drivers for the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" since 1998 is ready to go for the 78th installment of the prestigious Thanksgiving night race this Thursday, November 22, at California's Ventura Raceway. Among the 67 expected entries for the USAC P1 National National Midgets and Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets is a stacked driver lineup featuring the best-of-the best from a variety of racing disciplines, including past "Turkey…

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SEAVEY SAVES BEST FOR LAST AT BAKERSFIELD, CLINCHES USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

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SEAVEY SAVES BEST FOR LAST AT BAKERSFIELD, CLINCHES USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Devin Mayo/USAC Racing Bakersfield, California.........For 29 and three-quarters of a lap, Logan Seavey was staring straight at the tail tank of his teammate Rico Abreu's car as he followed him lap-after-lap around the Bakersfield Speedway 1/3-mile dirt oval. But all it took was one quarter, and one big run off the high side of turn four, for Seavey to race around the 2014 series champ for the lead and score his third victory of the year by a .292-second…

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78TH TURKEY NIGHT REPRESENTED BY 14 STATES, 2 COUNTRIES

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  78TH TURKEY NIGHT REPRESENTED BY 14 STATES, 2 COUNTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 14, 2018).........Turkey Night is a destination race. It's one any driver wants to add to his or her resume when the helmet is hung up. That's a major reason why drivers come from all over each Fall to race midgets in southern California when Thanksgiving Night rolls around each year, as will happen on Thursday, November 22, when top guns from the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets, Light Up The World Western States Midgets and other…

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BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD

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BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Bakersfield, California (November 14, 2018).........An abundance of USAC Midget racing talent will be on display in this Saturday's "November Classic" at Bakersfield Speedway as the P1 Insurance National Midgets clash with the Light Up The World Western States Midgets for the first of two times in 2018. The field sees four past USAC National Midget champions on board for the November 17 race on the speedy 1/3-mile dirt oval, including Jerry Coons, Jr. (2006-07), Rico Abreu (2014), Tanner Thorson…

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NATIONAL MIDGET HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018 ANNOUNCED

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NATIONAL MIDGET HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018 INCLUDES ANDRETTI, ASTONE, CLAUSON, IRWIN, MARSHMAN, STREICHER Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 14, 2018).........The National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame has named six of the sport's all-time greats into its 2018 class, which will be celebrated with a luncheon and induction ceremony on Friday, January 18, inside Fair Meadows Hall (Simulcast Building) at the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fairgrounds, located adjacent to the Tulsa Expo Center which will be hosting the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals that week. The doors will open at 11am, with the luncheon…

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TURKEY NIGHT DON BASILE ROOKIE OF THE RACE CONTENDERS

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TURKEY NIGHT DON BASILE ROOKIE OF THE RACE CONTENDERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Over the years, Don Basile Rookie of the Race honors at the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" have been awarded to some of the most talented young racers in America. Just a glance down the list will show you the names of Kasey Kahne, Dave Steele, Bobby East, Kody Swanson, Kyle Larson, Tanner Thorson, Carson Macedo and Zeb Wise as individuals who've made an impact in their first appearance at the prestigious race early in their careers…

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK EXPANDS TO 8 RACES IN 2019

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  INDIANA SPRINT WEEK EXPANDS TO 8 RACES IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........Indiana Sprint Week will expand to its largest schedule in over a decade when the 32nd annual edition of the wildly-popular event arrives in 2019 for eight races in ten nights between July 18-27. There have been only two other occasions when ISW featured eight USAC AMSOIL National Sprint races, in 2003 and 2007. The 2019 ISW schedule includes eight distinct tracks each with their own characteristics, ranging from relatively flat to high banks, from quarters to half-miles and from…

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USAC MIDGETS HEAD WEST THIS SATURDAY, FIRST STOP BAKERSFIELD

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  USAC MIDGETS HEAD WEST THIS SATURDAY, FIRST STOP BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Bakersfield, California.........USAC National racing continues its adventure out west this weekend, but now the focus turns to the midgets as teams point the compass toward California's Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday, November 17, for the "November Classic," the penultimate round for both the USAC P1 Insurance National & Light Up the World Western States Midget seasons. Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. returns to Bakersfield as the defending winner of the "November Classic," where he led the final 24 laps…

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THOMAS REPEATS $25K OVAL NATIONALS WIN; COURTNEY WINS USAC SPRINT TITLE ON TIEBREAKER

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THOMAS REPEATS $25K OVAL NATIONALS WIN; COURTNEY WINS USAC SPRINT TITLE ON TIEBREAKER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Michael Fry/USAC & Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. That about sums of the rollercoaster of emotions Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Tyler Courtney endured at the conclusion of Saturday night's Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. Kevin Thomas, Jr. notched his second-straight "Oval Nationals" win worth $25,000, but lost the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship on a tiebreaker to Tyler Courtney who…

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GRANT STRIKES TWICE FOR OVAL NATIONALS NIGHT TWO VICTORY

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GRANT STRIKES TWICE FOR OVAL NATIONALS NIGHT TWO VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Michael Fry & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California......... When it comes to the first two nights of the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway, it seems you just can't keep Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney away from each other in late-race situations. It also appears that down the stretch of the season, you just can't keep Justin Grant out of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane as he collected his fifth win in…

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GRANT GRABS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER AT PERRIS

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RESILIENT GRANT GRABS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER AT PERRIS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........For better or worse, Justin Grant and TOPP Motorsports have learned how to be resilient this year. They've successfully overcome their season-long, mountainous valley of struggles that kept them winless through their first 33 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts of 2018. And, on Thursday night, the pair overcame humble beginnings that forced them to start from the fifth row in the A-Main for the opener for the 23rd annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at…

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DARLAND MOVES INTO TIE FOR SECOND-MOST USAC SPRINT FAST TIMES

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DARLAND MOVES INTO TIE FOR SECOND-MOST USAC SPRINT FAST TIMES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........Qualifying is an essential aspect in the sport of auto racing, usually setting the tone for the night and putting a driver in position to claim the checkered flag at the end of the night. Perhaps it's no surprise that the top-three drivers in terms of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victories are also one-two-three on the all-time list for most fast qualifying times with the series. Tom Bigelow remains at the top with a staggering 65 fast…

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TYLER COURTNEY LEADS OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE NIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SUNSHINE FINDS A POCKETFUL OF REDEMPTION AT WESTERN WORLD

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

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GRANT GROOVES AT WESTERN WORLD OPENER

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

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

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

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TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST HITS 60

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

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THOMAS-COURTNEY-WINDOM ENGAGE IN HISTORICALLY TIGHT POINTS RACE

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THOMAS-COURTNEY-WINDOM ENGAGE IN HISTORICALLY TIGHT POINTS RACE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season comes down to just five races in the month of November. That's five opportunities for things to go perfectly right and five opportunities for things to go perfectly awry. Over the years, we've seen our share of both. Over the next two weekends, the series will indulge in the final five events of the season at Arizona Speedway on November 2-3 and California's Perris Auto Speedway on November 8-9-10. The common…

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Darland/Ballou Team Up For Remainder Of USAC Sprint Car Schedule

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DARLAND TO RACE FOR BALLOU IN FINAL 5 USAC SPRINT RACES OUT WEST Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The United States Auto Club (USAC Racing) Competition Committee met on Saturday, Oct., 27, 2018 to discuss a request by suspended USAC driver Robert Ballou to have a car entered into the remaining five events on the AMSOIL National Sprint Car 2018 season. The Competition Committee reviewed this request and approved the Ballou Motorsports #12 would be allowed entry into those events based upon the provision that only Lincoln, Indiana's Dave Darland could be the driver Nov. 2-3…

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WHO COULD EMERGE AS A FIRST-TIME USAC SPRINT WINNER AT ARIZONA AND PERRIS?

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WHO COULD EMERGE AS A FIRST-TIME USAC SPRINT WINNER AT ARIZONA AND PERRIS? Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com A first-time winner is always a joyous sight to see. From a driver perspective, it's the culmination of a dream to step foot in victory lane against the stiffest competition around. From a fan perspective, it brings new blood to the forefront, meaning a deeper driver lineup, thus, more exciting racing, theoretically speaking. When the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars trekked westward in late 2017, USAC/CRA Sprint Car regular Brody Roa was one of those who…

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LEFFLER MEMORIAL RETURNS SUNDAY TO WAYNE CITY

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LEFFLER MEMORIAL RETURNS SUNDAY TO WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........The USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets will race in the memory of four-time USAC National champion Jason Leffler this Sunday, October 21, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois, for the fifth running of the "Jason Leffler Memorial." The event positions itself as the final Midwest series' race this season before heading west for California to round out the year, providing fans in the area one last time to enjoy the action before the sun sets on the…

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SWANSON SIGNS WITH NOLEN RACING FOR 2019 USAC SILVER CROWN RUN

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SWANSON SIGNS WITH NOLEN RACING FOR 2019 USAC SILVER CROWN RUN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Whiteland, Indiana.........Four-time USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson has signed with Nolen Racing to run the full 2019 USAC Silver Crown schedule. Kingsburg, California's Swanson, who set the all-time Silver Crown wins record with his 24th victory last August at Salem (Ind.) Speedway, became a free agent following the closure of DePalma Motorsports earlier this week, whom he had raced for since the 2013 season and had accumulated 21 career wins with. The Whiteland, Indiana-based Nolen Racing team…

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THE TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK; A LEGENDARY PLACE FOR LEGENDARY RACERS

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  THE TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK; A LEGENDARY PLACE FOR LEGENDARY RACERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........The Terre Haute Action Track is complete with legends. But, perhaps even more so, it's those drivers who make the Terre Haute Action Track a legend itself. After all, the drivers who've won on the Terre Haute half-mile make up the top-16 on the list of all-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car winners. That inherently means that these drivers get the job done pretty much anywhere they go regardless of the track and it's the…

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DEPALMA MOTORSPORTS LEAVES ON TOP AFTER 5 STRAIGHT SILVER CROWN TITLES

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DEPALMA MOTORSPORTS LEAVES ON TOP AFTER 5 STRAIGHT SILVER CROWN TITLES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Lima, Ohio (October 9, 2018).........DePalma Motorsports, one of the most iconic and successful teams in the history of the USAC Silver Crown series, is riding into the sunset on top of their game, announcing that their 2018 championship season was the last for the Lima, Ohio-based team. It concludes a magical five-year run with Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. DePalma Motorsports itself won the Silver Crown owner title each year they had Swanson as their full-time driver between…

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4TH ANNUAL JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 SET FOR DEC. 15 IN Du QUOIN

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4TH ANNUAL JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 SET FOR DEC. 15 IN Du QUOIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois (October 8, 2018).........The fourth running of the "Junior Knepper 55" returns to the USAC Midget calendar on Saturday, December 15 indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Though the special event carries no points toward the season championship, it has quickly become one of the most coveted races to win. Boasting large car counts and a star-studded field, the "Knepper 55" has already produced its share of memorable moments on the 1/6-mile dirt track…

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WABASH CLASH BRINGS USAC SPRINTS TO TERRE HAUTE FRIDAY FOR MIDWEST FINALE

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WABASH CLASH BRINGS USAC SPRINTS TO TERRE HAUTE FRIDAY FOR MIDWEST FINALE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........The Midwest season finale for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars can be a bittersweet symphony. So much good racing, yet so little time remains to witness it as the clock winds down on 2018. But, as it is with racing and stick and ball sports, when time runs short in a close battle, the pressure and intensity increase, which rises the crowd to its feet to see who's up to the challenge and who…

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INCREASED PURSE FOR PERRIS OVAL NATIONALS ANNOUNCED

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  INCREASED PURSE FOR PERRIS OVAL NATIONALS ANNOUNCED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........(October 2, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced an increased purse for the west coast's premier sprint car race, the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction featuring both the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Car Series. The race will take place on November 8th, 9th and 10th at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. While first place prize money for the Saturday A-Main will remain at $25,000, second place has increased from $10,000 to…

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USAC MIDGETS ADDED TO WINTER DIRT GAMES TO OPEN 2019 USAC SEASON IN FLORIDA

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USAC MIDGETS ADDED TO WINTER DIRT GAMES TO OPEN 2019 USAC SEASON IN FLORIDA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida.........The season-opening kickoff to USAC's 2019 National calendar has expanded with the addition of USAC Midget National Championship racing to the February festivities at Bubba Raceway Park along with the annual appearance by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. "Winter Dirt Games has annually been one of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars' greatest traditions over the past decade," said Levi Jones, USAC Series Coordinator. "The addition of USAC National Midgets to the…

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USAC SPRINTS TREK TO MISSOURI & KANSAS FOR DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND

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  USAC SPRINTS TREK TO MISSOURI & KANSAS FOR DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND AT LAKE OZARK & LAKESIDE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........Nearing the end of the season, a team has one of two directions to go. They can rise to the occasion or wither on the vine. This past weekend, we saw at least two drivers rise to the occasion when they needed it the most: Justin Grant and Kevin Thomas, Jr., who are hitting their respective strides as the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars move into the month of October where two…

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