USAC

3 PAST MULTI-TIME WINNERS HEADLINE 4-CROWN SILVER CROWN ENTRIES

  2 minutes ago     22 Views     Leave your thoughts  

3 PAST MULTI-TIME WINNERS HEADLINE 4-CROWN SILVER CROWN ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS season finale at Eldora Speedway is unlike any other on the schedule. First, the "4-Crown Nationals" champ car race is a mere 50 laps in distance on a half-mile track, making it more akin to a sprint than a traditional 100-lap grind. Secondly, Eldora's dirt high banks are a challenge that drivers don't come face-to-face with in these cars at the Terre Haute and Williams Grove half-miles or the one-mile…

View More

BACON GOES WITH GORMLY FOR SATURDAY’S 4-CROWN CHAMP CAR RUN AT ELDORA

  12 minutes ago     22 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BACON GOES WITH GORMLY FOR SATURDAY'S 4-CROWN CHAMP CAR RUN AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com The most dominant USAC Silver Crown team at the "4-Crown Nationals" over the past three years has come out of Fred Gormly's RPM Auto Enterprise stable. This Saturday, September 23 in the 36th running of the event at Rossburg, Ohio's Eldora Speedway, two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ Brady Bacon will take his turn to become Gormly's fourth different winner in as many years when he makes his debut in the team's No. 199. Bacon, a…

View More

A USAC RACING FEAST: 36TH 4-CROWN NATIONALS ARRIVE AT ELDORA SATURDAY

  23 hours ago     33 Views     Leave your thoughts  

A USAC RACING FEAST: 36TH 4-CROWN NATIONALS ARRIVE AT ELDORA SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Only one event brings together USAC's best of the best from a variety of disciplines. Only one event brings all three of USAC's national divisions together at one venue. Only one event showcases what race fans could only dream of: a racer's delight featuring a pit overflowing with the baddest racing machines on planet earth. All converge on Eldora Speedway this Saturday night, September 23rd for the 36th running of the "4-Crown Nationals" - a grand event that's…

View More

THOMAS GETS TRI-STATE REVENGE; DEFEATS CUMMINS BY 0.053 SECONDS TO WIN “HAUBSTADT HUSTLER”

  2 days ago     43 Views     Leave your thoughts  

THOMAS GETS TRI-STATE REVENGE; DEFEATS CUMMINS BY 0.053 SECONDS TO WIN "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Haubstadt, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. was bound and determined not to let history repeat itself in Saturday night's USAC AMSOIL National/MSCS Sprint Car "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway. For the second time in a row at the southwestern Indiana quarter-mile paperclip, a green-white-checker duel for the victory came down to he and July Tri-State winner Kyle Cummins. The setting was the same in the Thomas v. Cummins sequel on the final restart. Thomas led Cummins when the…

View More

WINDOM STRIKES AGAIN FOR 2ND STRAIGHT “JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC” VICTORY

  2 days ago     16 Views     Leave your thoughts  

WINDOM STRIKES AGAIN FOR 2ND STRAIGHT "JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC" VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........Since its inception more than six decades ago, the Terre Haute Action Track has had distinct eras that seem to resonate with a particular driver. Lately, this era at the famed half-mile dirt oval has belonged to Chris Windom who ran fourth with just four laps remaining and used a daring late-race move on Kevin Thomas, Jr. to capture his third-straight USAC victory at Terre Haute in Friday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car "Jim Hurtubise Classic"…

View More

CREAM OF THE CROP USUALLY RISES TO THE TOP AT TERRE HAUTE AND TRI-STATE

  5 days ago     665 Views     Leave your thoughts  

CREAM OF THE CROP USUALLY RISES TO THE TOP AT TERRE HAUTE AND TRI-STATE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff The layouts of this weekend's two USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car stops couldn't possibly be any more different than they are on paper. Terre Haute is a large, relatively flat half-mile with sweeping turns. On the other hand, Tri-State is a high-banked quarter-mile paperclip-shaped oval with tight turns. These two Indiana venues are what lie ahead for the competitors of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship this weekend when drivers hit Terre Haute…

View More

DARLAND TEAMS WITH DUTCHER THIS WEEKEND

  1 week ago     62 Views     Leave your thoughts  

DARLAND TEAMS WITH DUTCHER THIS WEEKEND FOR TERRE HAUTE & HAUBSTADT USAC SPRINT RACES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com USAC's winningest National Sprint Car driver Dave Darland will take over the reins of the Michael Dutcher Motorsports No. 17GP this weekend when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship makes stops on Friday to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Friday, September 15 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday, September 16. Darland has yet to compete for Dutcher's team in USAC competition this season, instead driving much of the year aboard…

View More

USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CARS SET TO DEBUT IN 2018

  1 week ago     97 Views     Leave your thoughts  

USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CARS SET TO DEBUT IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC Sprint Car racing is coming eastbound on a full-time basis in 2018 when the newly-formed USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series makes its debut. USAC's newest division joins the slate after series director Curt Michael and the United Racing Club conducted a pair of wingless sprint car events during the 2017 season. "The very first one at Big Diamond, we had 16 cars and the place was packed," Michael explained. "(The promoter) took two races this year because…

View More

WINDOM AIMS TO MAKE UP GROUND AS USAC SPRINTS HEAD TO TERRE HAUTE & HAUBSTADT

  1 week ago     72 Views     Leave your thoughts  

WINDOM AIMS TO MAKE UP GROUND AS USAC SPRINTS HEAD TO TERRE HAUTE (FRI.) AND HAUBSTADT (SAT.) Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com As one curtain closes on the final weekend of summer, another curtain rises on a spectacular stretch of racing that hits the Midwest over the next few weekends that will play a pivotal role in determining the next USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion. With nearly three-quarters of the schedule in the history books, the season comes down to its dramatic conclusion. The top-seven in USAC National Sprint Car standings have yet…

View More

2018 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULED

  1 week ago     40 Views     Leave your thoughts  

2018 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULED FOR JULY 20-28 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dick Ayers & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Seven dates for the 31st annual edition of Indiana Sprint Week have been set for the 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season. The prestigious summertime tradition will have a familiar look with seven races in nine nights from July 20-28, 2018, featuring a slate of the top sprint car tracks in the Hoosier state. For the eighth consecutive year, Indiana Sprint Week will begin at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 20 before following it up a night later…

View More

2018 USAC SPRINT SEASON OPENERS SET FOR OCALA

  1 week ago     58 Views     Leave your thoughts  

2018 USAC SPRINT SEASON OPENERS SET FOR OCALA FEB. 15-16-17 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com For the eighth consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season is set to launch in Ocala, Florida at Bubba Raceway Park where "Winter Dirt Games" will open the 2018 season. Dates have been set for the annual three-race weekend at the D-Shaped dirt oval on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 15-16-17, with an open practice beginning the festivities on Wednesday, February 14. "One of USAC's great traditions over the last several years has been kicking off its season at Bubba…

View More

SWANSON A SHOE-IN WITH “TED HORN 100” WIN AT Du QUOIN

  2 weeks ago     59 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SWANSON A SHOE-IN WITH "TED HORN 100" WIN AT Du QUOIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze/USAC RAcing Du Quoin, Illinois.........Over the past eight seasons, Kody Swanson has steadily climbed the ranks to become the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car presented by TRAXXAS division's second winningest driver. The foundation for the Kingsburg, California native's remarkable run of success in the decade of the 2010s was laid at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds where he notched victory number one back in 2010. Since then, Swanson had picked up 17 additional series victories, including seven more on…

View More

LARGEST Du QUOIN CAR COUNT IN OVER A DECADE EXPECTED FOR SUNDAY’S TED HORN 100

  2 weeks ago     77 Views     Leave your thoughts  

LARGEST Du QUOIN CAR COUNT IN OVER A DECADE EXPECTED FOR SUNDAY'S TED HORN 100! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The largest "Ted Horn 100" car count in over a decade is expected this Sunday, September 3, for the return of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS racing to the "Magic Mile" at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Thirty-eight cars have entered, making it the most expected entrants for the event since 2004. The list is highlighted by eight past Du Quoin victors leading off with defending race winner Chris…

View More

BALLOU GETS SILVER CROWN SHOT WITH KLATT SUNDAY AT Du QUOIN

  2 weeks ago     73 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BALLOU GETS SILVER CROWN SHOT WITH KLATT SUNDAY AT Du QUOIN! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forma & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Robert Ballou has teamed up with USAC Hall of Fame crew chief Bob East and Klatt Enterprises to compete in this Sunday, September 3rd's "Ted Horn 100" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS event at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois. The Rocklin, California driver has made 11 champ car starts since 2010 with the last appearance coming at the 2016 season-opening "Sumar Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.…

View More

DARLAND TABBED TO RACE LEIN MACHINE THIS SUNDAY AT Du QUOIN’S “TED HORN 100”

  3 weeks ago     62 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC Triple Crown champion Dave Darland has been tabbed as the driver of Hans Lein's No. 97 for this Sunday, September 3rd's "Ted Horn 100" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS event at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois. Darland, a recent National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, has won many of the biggest races on USAC's calendar, but a win at Du Quoin still eludes him. The Lincoln, Indiana driver's Du Quoin resume features nine top-5 finishes, including runner-up results…

View More

COURTNEY CONQUERS KOKOMO FOR SMACKDOWN VI VICTORY

  3 weeks ago     44 Views     Leave your thoughts  

COURTNEY CONQUERS KOKOMO FOR SMACKDOWN VI VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray /USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana.........Rarely does an event truly live up to its moniker, but Saturday night's "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" was an apt description of how the final laps and post-race theatrics unfolded Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway. Tyler Courtney utilized a slider to grab the lead from race-long leader Tyler Thomas on the final green-white-checkered restart to win his second USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the quarter-mile in as many nights. Such as it was the night prior when he flipped in…

View More

SUNNY SIDE UP; COURTNEY CAPTURES NIGHT 2 OF “SMACKDOWN” AT KOKOMO

  3 weeks ago     1390 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SUNNY SIDE UP; COURTNEY CAPTURES NIGHT 2 OF "SMACKDOWN" AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana.........Sprint Car racing is chock full of ups and downs. Sometimes you're in victory lane and sometimes you end up on your head. Tyler Courtney experienced both of these extremes Friday at Kokomo Speedway, recovering from a hard flip during qualifying before returning to action after several other teams pitched in to make repairs. With a lap 10 pass of Hunter Schuerenberg, Courtney persevered to win "Sprint Car Smackdown VI" Night 2 at the…

View More

DARLAND AIMS FOR SMACKDOWN WIN #4 AT KOKOMO AUG. 24-25-26

  3 weeks ago     1811 Views     Leave your thoughts  

RESURGENT DARLAND AIMS FOR SMACKDOWN WIN #4 AT KOKOMO AUG. 24-25-26 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com It's well-known that Dave Darland and Kokomo Speedway have become synonymous over the past three-and-a-half decades. Though only in its sixth year of existence, however, the Lincoln, Indiana driver and "Sprint Car Smackdown" become just as well-acquainted with each other. Darland's three Saturday night finale $10,000 wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015, plus two preliminary night victories make him the winningest driver in the history of the event, which began in 2012. Each of those five wins came…

View More

#GYATK NIGHT” WEDNESDAY BEGINS 4-STRAIGHT USAC SPRINT RACES AT KOKOMO

  4 weeks ago     67 Views     Leave your thoughts  

"#GYATK NIGHT" WEDNESDAY BEGINS 4-STRAIGHT USAC SPRINT RACES AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana.........Wednesday's "#GYATK Night" at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway kicks off four straight opportunities for drivers and teams of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship to compete on one of the baddest, fastest quarter-mile bullrings in the USA. The August 23rd non-points, special event features FREE general admission tickets for all fans in attendance at Kokomo and provides a different format than is used for the majority of USAC-sanctioned sprint car events. In lieu of qualifying, drivers will draw…

View More

GRANT GETS IT; WINS BETTENHAUSEN 100 FOR FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN

  1 month ago     36 Views     Leave your thoughts  

GRANT GETS IT; WINS BETTENHAUSEN 100 FOR FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Brendon Bauman/USAC Racing Springfield, Illinois.........Justin Grant was fully aware of the situation at hand on the final restart of Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Ione, California native had the nose of the white No. 63 driven by the two-time USAC Silver Crown champ and winner of the last two "Bettenhausen 100" races right on his tail for the final 25 laps after Swanson had put on one of his patented late-race clinics down the stretch. Intimidation was not in Grant's…

View More

BOAT SINKS PA MIDGET WEEK VICTORY NO. 2 IN LINDA’S USAC MIDGET DEBUT

  1 month ago     1081 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BOAT SINKS PA MIDGET WEEK VICTORY NO. 2 IN LINDA'S USAC MIDGET DEBUT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Jonestown, Pennsylvania.........The Keystone state suited Chad Boat like a glove during "Pennsylvania Midget Week" as the Phoenix, Arizona native capped the four-race series with his second victory of the week in the USAC Midget National Championship's debut at Linda's Speedway. Like last year, Boat got into the flow when the calendar flipped to the month of August. In 2016, he won three of four to begin the month while this year, it was three of six…

View More

SILVER CROWN START KINGS MAKE WAY TO SPRINGFIELD FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100

  1 month ago     70 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SILVER CROWN START KINGS MAKE WAY TO SPRINGFIELD FOR SATURDAY'S BETTENHAUSEN 100 Story By: Richie Murray /USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the long, storied history of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars, three drivers have made more starts than any other: Brian Tyler, Russ Gamester and Dave Darland. All three intend to extend their record at this Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Tyler, Gamester and Darland stand above all other drivers with 191, 190 and 189 Silver Crown starts, respectively. Quite impressive considering the fact that there have been just 409 races run…

View More

SUPERSIZED SILVER CROWN CAR COUNT EXPECTED AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY

  1 month ago     76 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SUPERSIZED SILVER CROWN CAR COUNT EXPECTED AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Five past "Bettenhausen 100" winners headline the expected list of entrants for this Saturday's 81st appearance of champ car racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Kody Swanson leads the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS standings coming into the Springfield Mile August 19. Swanson arrives as the winner of the two most recent editions of the "Bettenhausen 100" in 2014 and 2015. Swanson picked up his third win of the season last Saturday night on the Salem…

View More

GRANT LARCENY IN PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK OPENER AT SUSKY

  1 month ago     81 Views     Leave your thoughts  

GRANT LARCENY IN PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK OPENER AT SUSKY! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania.........The old saying goes, "sometimes you'd rather be lucky than good." That's true to an extent, but the fact of the matter is that one must first put themselves in a position for good fortune to fall their way. Justin Grant was in that position on the final lap of Sunday night's "Pennsylvania Midget Week" opener at Susquehanna Speedway when he passed not one, but two of Keith Kunz's bunch, to win from third on the final…

View More

SWANSON’S SALEM REPEAT MOVES HIM TO 2ND ALL-TIME ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST

  1 month ago     71 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SWANSON'S SALEM REPEAT MOVES HIM TO 2ND ALL-TIME ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Salem, Indiana.........After a two-race "winless" streak, Kody Swanson admits it's hard to say that he and the DePalma Motorsports team were struggling. Yet, for a team so accustomed to winning over the past four seasons, the results were bound to change soon as he, chief wrench Bob Hampshire and the crew went back to the books and did their homework over the last two weeks to return to victory lane for the second consecutive year in the "Joe…

View More

PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK ARRIVES SUNDAY

  1 month ago     74 Views     Leave your thoughts  

PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK ARRIVES SUNDAY WITH 4 RACES IN 5 NIGHT STRETCH Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Just eight days following the conclusion of a stretch of four races in five nights, USAC Midget National Championship teams are back on the horse as the series heads east to the Keystone State for the third edition of "Pennsylvania Midget Week." It begins this Sunday, August 13 at Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven) before subsequent nights at Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run) on Monday, August 14 and Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown) on Tuesday, August 15. After…

View More

BAYSTON BLAZES THE HIGH BANKS FOR FIRST BELLEVILLE VICTORY

  1 month ago     70 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BAYSTON BLAZES THE HIGH BANKS FOR FIRST BELLEVILLE VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Belleville, Kansas.........All year long, the focus for Spencer Bayston and the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team has been to win Belleville. After running second to Chad Boat in the 2016 Saturday night finale, then again to Boat in this weekend's Friday prelim, the target was clear. It included pulling out all the stops, including a new, specially-built chassis designed to take on the Belleville High Banks. After another weekend of Boat domination, the tide turned when Bayston established new 4-lap and 8-lap…

View More

THREE IN A ROW! BOAT WINS OPENER AT BELLEVILLE

  1 month ago     61 Views     Leave your thoughts  

THREE IN A ROW! BOAT WINS OPENER AT BELLEVILLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Belleville, Kansas.........Every once in a while, a team discovers the perfect combination: the right driver, the right car, the right setup and the right track, all at the right time. Friday night, Chad Boat and the Tucker/Boat Motorsports crew were all in unison as they pulled down a tried and true, war-tested machine from the shelf to win their third consecutive feature at the "Belleville Midget Nationals," something only Stan Fox had accomplished in the 40-year history of the prestigious event…

View More

BELL CAPITALIZES TO WIN HIS 2ND “CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL” IN BELOIT

  1 month ago     102 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BELL CAPITALIZES TO WIN HIS 2ND "CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL" IN BELOIT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Beloit, Kansas.........Rarely do we have the opportunity to accurately measure the accomplishments of racers in the midst of their careers to those who came before them. After all, that's what record books are for. But, when you join a name such as A.J. Foyt in any record book, it's certainly something worth mentioning. Bell did just that Wednesday night in the 8th Annual "Chad McDaniel Memorial" at Solomon Valley Raceway where he recorded his 20th career USAC National Midget…

View More

THORSON THUNDERS TO FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN OF 2017 AT JEFFERSON CO.

  1 month ago     137 Views     Leave your thoughts  

THORSON THUNDERS TO FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN OF 2017 AT JEFFERSON CO. Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Lonnie Wheatley/USAC Racing Fairbury, Nebraska.........Patience is a virtue, so they say and, indeed, good things come to those who wait. Tanner Thorson was the epitome of each proverbial phrase at Jefferson County Speedway's 2nd Annual Riverside Chevrolet "Tuesday Night Thunder" presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation. The reigning series champ out of Minden, Nevada, relentlessly hassled Tyler Thomas for the race lead throughout the first half of the 40-lap main event. On the 25th lap, Thorson made the winning…

View More

BULLRINGS TO THE HIGH BANKS: 4 USAC MIDGETS RACES IN 5 NIGHTS UP NEXT FOR “BELLEVILLE WEEK”

  1 month ago     79 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BULLRINGS TO THE HIGH BANKS: 4 USAC MIDGETS RACES IN 5 NIGHTS UP NEXT FOR "BELLEVILLE WEEK" Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC's National Midget schedule annually consists of venues that range in size from the bullrings to the half-miles from new events to the established. This week, the series' drivers and teams will experience a docket that runs the gamut from the one-fifth-mile Jefferson County Speedway to the quarter-mile Solomon Valley Raceway to the aptly-named half-mile Belleville High Banks. Each racy in their own right with distinct characteristics that make them stand apart from each…

View More

BACON TURNS IN K.C. MASTERPIECE AT LAKESIDE

  1 month ago     72 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BACON TURNS IN K.C. MASTERPIECE AT LAKESIDE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC RAcing Kansas City, Kansas.........One of the statistics bandied about in the week leading up to Saturday night's USAC return to Lakeside Speedway was the fact that the most accomplished drivers in the sport, more often than not, seem to rise to the occasion when the venerable club visits the Kansas City, Kansas oval. Coming into the event, 13 of the 17 drivers who had won USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car features at the old Lakeside Speedway half-mile and the newer Lakeside Speedway 4/10-mile were…

View More

SANTOS TAMES TOLEDO HIGHBANKS IN “ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC”

  1 month ago     156 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SANTOS TAMES TOLEDO HIGHBANKS IN "ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Toledo, Ohio.........Bobby Santos' golden reputation as a racer has been well-established and well-earned. From open wheel cars, to full-bodied stock cars to modifieds, the Franklin, Massachusetts native has driven them all and tamed them all at one point or another in his masterful career. In Friday night's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic," the 31-year-old driver had a single pin left standing in his lane on the way to cementing his diverse capabilities behind the wheel, if you ever doubted him for…

View More

SANTOS ON THE VERGE OF HISTORY FRIDAY AT TOLEDO

  1 month ago     80 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SANTOS ON THE VERGE OF HISTORY FRIDAY AT TOLEDO Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Al Steinberg/USAC Racing In the long, storied history of the United States Auto Club, only 19 individuals have posted their name on an exclusive list of drivers who've captured Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget features at a single track during their careers. Even fewer are the names who comprise the list of individuals who've accomplished the feat at multiple tracks. Dave Darland has done so at Eldora Speedway and the Terre Haute Action Track. Jack Hewitt snagged all three in one night…

View More

CHAD BOAT UNDOCKED; RETURNS FOR USAC MIDGET “BELLEVILLE WEEK”

  1 month ago     80 Views     Leave your thoughts  

CHAD BOAT UNDOCKED; RETURNS FOR USAC MIDGET "BELLEVILLE WEEK" ONE MONTH AFTER LINCOLN CRASH Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com One month after a frightening accident during the USAC National Midget event at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Chad Boat will make his return behind the wheel for a big week of Midget racing in the nation's heartland Aug. 1 in Fairbury, Neb., Aug. 2 in Beloit, Kans. and Aug. 4-5 at Belleville, Kans. It was this week and these same three events last year where Chad Boat broke out for his first three career USAC Midget wins in…

View More

SANTOS’ SILVER CROWN RESURGENCE ROLLS INTO OHIO FRIDAY FOR TOLEDO’S 50TH USAC EVENT

  1 month ago     69 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SANTOS' SILVER CROWN RESURGENCE ROLLS INTO OHIO FRIDAY FOR TOLEDO'S 50TH USAC EVENT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By David Nearpass/USAC Racing Toledo, Ohio has been a home to USAC racing dating back to the club's inception in 1956. Over the past six decades, no driver has won more USAC races in the "Glass City" than did hometown hero, Rollie Beale, who won five USAC Sprint Car races on the half-mile, high-banked paved oval between 1971 and 1976. However, this Friday night, July 28, at Toledo's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic," one driver has an opportunity to do…

View More

RYAN NEWMAN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN RACING HEROES

  2 months ago     96 Views     Leave your thoughts  

RYAN NEWMAN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN RACING HEROES IN THURSDAY'S VOGLER/HALL OF FAME CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Johnny Vance's stealth black Beast with its golden yellow lettering and shimmering cherry red wheels was one of those cars that always caught your attention, even as it sat still in the pit area. Though it had been four years since the Aristocrat Products USAC Silver Crown car had competed in an event, there was always that suspicion that the Dayton, Ohio-based beauty out of Dayton, Ohio would roll out of the trailer and make its…

View More

BALLOU BAGS PUTNAMVILLE FINALE; THOMAS TAKES ISW TITLE

  2 months ago     83 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BALLOU BAGS PUTNAMVILLE FINALE; THOMAS TAKES INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Racing Putnamville, Indiana.........Separated by just 23 points entering Sunday night's Indiana Sprint Week presented by Camping World feature at Lincoln Park Speedway, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Robert Ballou each knew what was on the line. Win the race and the points will take care of themselves is the motto you'll often hear, but as the race wore on, the two ISW title contenders would find themselves on two separate paths: Ballou with a stranglehold up front and Thomas attempting to overcome a…

View More

CUMMINS’ LAST LAP, LAST CORNER MOVE NETS SPECTACULAR HAUBSTADT ISW VICTORY

  2 months ago     77 Views     Leave your thoughts  

CUMMINS' LAST LAP, LAST CORNER MOVE NETS SPECTACULAR HAUBSTADT ISW VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Haubstadt, Indiana.........As soon as the yellow light switched on for the final caution period of the evening, Kyle Cummins devised a plan. It was a plan born out of necessity that Cummins felt served as his best bet to compete for a victory in the closing laps of Saturday night's penultimate Indiana Sprint Week presented by Camping World round at Tri-State Speedway. Kevin Thomas, Jr. seemingly had the event stowed away for safe-keeping after leading the…

View More

THOMAS LEAVES NO DOUBT IN BLOOMINGTON “SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL” SCORE

  2 months ago     107 Views     Leave your thoughts  

THOMAS LEAVES NO DOUBT IN BLOOMINGTON "SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL" SCORE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & David Sellers/USAC Racing Bloomington, Indiana.........Indiana Sprint Week at Bloomington Speedway is pretty much where it began for Kevin Thomas, Jr. five years ago. Fourteen USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins and five Indiana Sprint Week victories later, the Cullman, Alabama native finally made a return visit to Bloomington victory lane, leading the final 28 laps of Friday night's 29th Annual "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" to score his second series victory of the year and vaulting him into the ISW presented by Camping…

View More

CHAD BOAT: THE NEXT USAC STAR WITH AN EYE ON INDY

  2 months ago     159 Views     Leave your thoughts  

CHAD BOAT: THE NEXT USAC STAR WITH AN EYE ON INDY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Back in the late 1990s/early 2000s, Billy Boat had established himself as a mainstay in the IndyCar Series as he traveled the circuit from Fontana, California to Nazareth, Pennsylvania and seemingly everywhere in between. Right there alongside Billy, tagging along for many of those trips was his son, Chad. For Chad, it was easy to catch the racing bug. At the time, his dad was a racing hotshoe, a winner of numerous USAC Midget races on the west coast, including…

View More

30TH INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BEGINS FRIDAY

  2 months ago     103 Views     Leave your thoughts  

30TH INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BEGINS FRIDAY; KICKS OFF 7 USAC SPRINT RACES IN 9 NIGHTS! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indiana Sprint Week. Those words alone invoke powerful emotions of passion that reaches from each of USAC's Sprint Car superheroes all the way to the common race fan. It makes no difference who you are. When Sprint Week looms, it consumes every waking hour. For the race fan, the work place is just a distraction keeping them away as sprint cars rim-ride around a quarter-mile of neurons inside the mind. When the bell rings at the…

View More

COURTNEY CONQUERS INAUGURAL ILLINOIS MIDGET NATIONALS

  2 months ago     100 Views     Leave your thoughts  

COURTNEY CONQUERS INAUGURAL ILLINOIS MIDGET NATIONALS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Springfield, Illinois......Throughout the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship season, Tyler Courtney has proven himself as the streak-stopper. After leading each of the previous three races at Kokomo, Ind., Macon, Ill. and Lincoln, Ill. for a total of 32 laps, Courtney had put together a string of three-straight third-place finishes. Though some would accept that as a solid night, the driver known as "Sunshine" felt that was a letdown and immediately sought to end that run of events with a performance he wouldn't regret. On…

View More

BELL GOES 2 FOR 2 ON ILLINOIS MIDGET SWING

  2 months ago     89 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BELL GOES 2 FOR 2 ON ILLINOIS MIDGET SWING WITH LINCOLN MIDGET SCORE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Lincoln, Illinois.........It had been three years since a driver had won consecutive USAC Midget National Championship features at two different Illinois tracks. That driver was Christopher Bell, who captured a pair of victories at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City) and Belle-Clair Speedway (Belleville) during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It was a rare case of déjà vu Sunday night in the series' return to the Logan County Fairgrounds' Lincoln Speedway for the first time since 1959. Norman, Oklahoma's…

View More

WINDOM GUNS FOR TERRE HAUTE TRIPLE IN FRIDAY’S “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC”

  2 months ago     109 Views     Leave your thoughts  

WINDOM GUNS FOR TERRE HAUTE TRIPLE IN FRIDAY'S "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The number three has already played a prominent role in the pre-race discussion of this year's "Tony Hulman Classic." While Robert Ballou makes preparations to capture an unprecedented third "Tony Hulman Classic" in a row, a past winner of the event has aspirations of his own three-in-a-row mark this Friday night, June 23, when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship returns to Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois has the opportunity to become the fifth…

View More

BALLOU GOES FOR HULMAN CLASSIC 3-PEAT FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

  3 months ago     93 Views     Leave your thoughts  

BALLOU GOES FOR HULMAN CLASSIC 3-PEAT FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com No driver has ever won three editions of the "Tony Hulman Classic" consecutively, but this Friday night, June 23 at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track, Robert Ballou has the opportunity to reverse 47-years of history. The Rocklin, California native won the 2015 and 2016 editions in equally dramatic fashion. Ballou caught Chris Windom with three laps remaining to capture the traditional rifle trophy in '15. With less than 10 to go in last season's "Hulman Classic," Ballou battled back-and-forth with…

View More

Chris Windom Scores Port Royal USAC Eastern Storm

  3 months ago     148 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Blane Heimbach Gets Career Win No. 12  Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS & DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Port Royal Pa. - June 18, 2017- Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, scored the 30-lap USAC sprint car main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, spoiling the party for Robert Ballou after the California driver led nearly all 30 laps of the feature. In the regular 25-lap 410 sprint car main, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove overtook Ryan Taylor with two laps to go to notch his 12th career victory at Port Royal. A…

View More

SWANSON SOARS TO 2ND ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST

  3 months ago     135 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SWANSON SOARS TO 2ND ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST; WINS HORN-SCHINDLER AT THE GROVE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania - Kody Swanson has been the master of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS throughout the last three-and-a-half seasons. No driver owns more victories (14) or championships (2) than the Kingsburg, California driver in that span. However, the master still attests that he remains a student of the sport. That has seeded him with the motivation to continually adjust and seek to find deficiencies in all areas of his racing craft that he…

View More

Swanson Makes It Count At Williams Grove Memorial

  3 months ago     135 Views     Leave your thoughts  

KODY SWANSON’S LATE RACE PASS NETS HIM HORN-SCHINDLER MEMORIAL FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO & HARRY MEEKS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MECHANICSBURG, PA – June 17, 2017- Kody Swanson didn’t lead the most laps in the Horn-Schindler Memorial for the USAC Silver Crown cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, but he led when it counted the most. Swanson, of Carmel, Ind., drove by race-long leader Damion Gardner with 16 laps to go in the 100-lap main event and scored his 17th career Silver Crown win tying him…

View More

USAC Triple Crown Showdown To Be Staged At Williams Grove June 15 & 16

  3 months ago     382 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Thursday Offers Return of USAC 410 Sprints For First Show Since 1996, Friday Boasts USAC Silver Crown Big Cars In 100-lap Horn/Schindler Memorial! Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mechanicsburg Pa.- June 12, 2017-  Williams Grove Speedway will host two huge nights of USAC sprint car and midget competition coming up on Thursday, June 15 and again on Friday, June 16 as the historic oval stages the USAC Triple Crown Showdown. The USAC Triple Crown Showdown will showcase all three forms of USAC competition on the big half-mile clay oval at Williams…

View More