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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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MONEYMAN GRANT CASHES 10K ONCE AGAIN AT THE BURG

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MONEYMAN GRANT CASHES 10K ONCE AGAIN AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Lawrenceburg, Indiana.........Justin Grant's wait to win his second USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature of the season didn't take nearly as long as it took to get his first. Following his first series victory in nearly 16 months on Thursday, the Ione, Calif. native only had to endure two more nights to tally up his next triumph, Saturday's "Fall Nationals" at Lawrenceburg Speedway. The waiting may be the hardest part, but patience does reap its own rewards in the…

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THOMAS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE IN GAS CITY’S JAMES DEAN CLASSIC

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THOMAS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE IN GAS CITY'S JAMES DEAN CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Gas City, Indiana.........James Dean was a rebel, one not exactly keen on following the rules. At least that's how the 1950s movie star's iconic roles were portrayed on the silver screen. Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway's "James Dean Classic," Kevin Thomas, Jr. showed his rebellious side, not being content to follow in second. Instead, he strayed from the path and created his own way to glory for his sixth USAC AMSOIL…

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GRANT FINALLY REACHES “THE TOPP” AT SMACKDOWN VII

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GRANT FINALLY REACHES "THE TOPP" AT SMACKDOWN VII Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Travis Branch/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana.........Fifty-nine races. 482 days. That's how long it had been since Justin Grant last reached USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane coming into Thursday night's "Sprint Car Smackdown VII" finale at Kokomo Speedway. Likewise, it had been 43 races and 398 days since TOPP Motorsports last found victory lane themselves, incidentally enough at the "Smackdown" finale in 2017 with driver Tyler Courtney. Fittingly, the conclusion of this 40-lap main event came down to Grant and Courtney, but it…

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USAC SPRINT TRIPLEHEADER HITS KOKOMO-GAS CITY-LAWRENCEBURG THIS WEEKEND

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USAC SPRINT TRIPLEHEADER HITS KOKOMO-GAS CITY-LAWRENCEBURG THIS WEEKEND Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Sure, Indiana Sprint Week has already passed us by just the same as the sun has set on the summertime. Entering Fall, why not an Indiana Sprint Weekend to keep the fires burning, and oh, how they have burned with spectacular action with a special breed of competitors laying the groundwork for an entertaining stretch as we wind down the clock on the Midwest racing calendar. This week's slate of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition takes us to three Hoosierland…

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LEARY LEAVES NOTHING ON THE TABLE IN ELDORA SILVER CROWN VICTORY

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LEARY LEAVES NOTHING ON THE TABLE IN ELDORA SILVER CROWN VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........C.J. Leary felt he gave one away earlier Saturday night in the USAC Sprint Car portion of the 37th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway. When the time came for him to set foot in his USAC Silver Crown car for the season finale, he made it his life's mission to not let another golden opportunity slip through his fingers. "The top was so treacherous, I kept making little mistakes and throwing the right front into it,"…

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SWANSON REWRITES THE RECORD BOOKS ON WAY TO 4TH SILVER CROWN DRIVING TITLE

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SWANSON REWRITES THE RECORD BOOKS ON WAY TO 4TH SILVER CROWN DRIVING TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........Unprecedented is a word you don't hear that often in racing that much. After all, if you've been around for a while, you see records that may seem untouchable, or so many of us thought. When Kody Swanson and the DePalma Motorsports teamed up in 2013, they basically created their own record book, one of which Silver Crown participants will be chasing for years and years. Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, Swanson completed his…

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SUNSHINE STRIKES 10 WITH ELDORA SPRINT WIN

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SUNSHINE STRIKES 10 WITH ELDORA SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........To get to double-digits in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win column, you must win at Eldora Speedway. Maybe it's an omen, a harbinger or what have you, but history tells us as much. Courtney reiterated that fact Saturday night during the 37th running of the "4-Crown Nationals" presented by NKT.TV, marking just the tenth occasion a driver has reached at least 10 series wins in a season and the 10th of those select drivers in that club to…

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COURTNEY CHARGES TO MIDGET SCORE AT ELDORA

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COURTNEY CHARGES TO MIDGET SCORE AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........Tyler Courtney picked up right where he left the "4-Crown Nationals" stage one year ago, following up a walk-off homer in the Silver Crown race last year with a dominating performance in the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. The Indianapolis, Ind. native set the tone early, recording quick time in time trials, winning his heat and then leading the final 16 laps to capture the victory worth $5000 in his Clauson-Marshall Racing/Driven 2 Save…

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McDougal TO MAKE SILVER CROWN DEBUT FOR DYSON AT ELDORA

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McDougal TO MAKE SILVER CROWN DEBUT FOR DYSON AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Rossburg, Ohio.........Jason McDougal has been tabbed as the driver for the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 when the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series arrives at Eldora Speedway September 21-22 for the 37th running of the "4-Crown Nationals" presented by NKT.TV. Dyson, a two-time American LeMans Series champ, has been a frequent competitor with USAC in 2018, serving a dual role as both a car owner and driver. In June, his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car won the "Eastern Storm" finale at New…

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THOMAS EMERGES FROM THE WRECKAGE TO CELEBRATE 3RD HAUBSTADT HUSTLER WIN

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THOMAS EMERGES FROM THE WRECKAGE TO CELEBRATE 3RD HAUBSTADT HUSTLER WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Racing Haubstadt, Indiana.........An unprecedented accomplishment deserves an unprecedented celebration in Kevin Thomas, Jr.'s book. Just moments after taking the checkered flag to become the first three-time winner of the "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway, Thomas found himself sandwiched between a pile of racecars in turn one with heavy damage to the front end of his Dynamics, Inc./Mean Green - Jonathan Byrd/DRC/Speedway Chevy. If it had been one lap earlier, it would've been a devastating heartbreaker for the Cullman,…

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BACON POURS IT ON IN HURTUBISE CLASSIC VICTORY

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BACON POURS IT ON IN HURTUBISE CLASSIC VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........It's certainly been a whirlwind week-plus of highs for Brady Bacon. Last Thursday, he picked up a victory worth $15,000 in the BC39 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Monday, he became a father for the third time with the birth of daughter, Linley. And Friday, he hit the jackpot once again, winning his second career "Jim Hurtubise Classic" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the Terre Haute Action Track. "They say when it rains, it pours,…

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USAC SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND SLIDES INTO TERRE HAUTE AND HAUBSTADT

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USAC SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND SLIDES INTO TERRE HAUTE AND HAUBSTADT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com A USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car doubleheader weekend in the state of Indiana begins a stretch of five consecutive weekends of racing that could be the ascent for some and the downfall for others in the championship chase as we watch, with a keen eye, toward those drivers occupying the top-three of the standings. Entering the weekend's races Friday, Sept. 14 at the Terre Haute Action Track and Saturday, Sept. 15 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Kevin Thomas, Jr.…

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BACON BANKS $15,000 BC39 VICTORY AT IMS

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BACON BANKS $15,000 BC39 VICTORY AT IMS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana.........Brady Bacon has won quite a few big races thus far in his racing career, but Thursday night, he put himself into a stratosphere unclaimed by any other: feature winner on the dirt track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Broken Arrow, Okla. native made his winning move in traffic with just eight laps remaining to score the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink victory worth $15,000, his first series win of 2018. But if you're going to win…

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RYAN NEWMAN TO RACE VANCE/ARISTOCRAT CROWN CAR IN SATURDAY ‘S VOGLER CLASSIC

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RYAN NEWMAN TO RACE VANCE/ARISTOCRAT CROWN CAR IN SATURDAY 'S VOGLER CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Brownsburg, Indiana.........Ryan Newman has been tabbed as the driver to wheel the Johnny Vance/Aristocrat Products No. 2 this Saturday, September 8, when the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series makes its second and final appearance of the season for the "Rich Vogler Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. Newman, whose racing accolades include the 1999 USAC Silver Crown title, plus the 2008 Daytona 500 and 2013 Brickyard 400 crowns, has been a regular competitor…

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WISE WINS PURSUIT, BRIGHT HIGH POINT MAN IN BC39 OPENER

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WISE WINS PURSUIT, BRIGHT HIGH POINT MAN IN BC39 OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Speedway, Indiana.........Wednesday's opening night of the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink began a new era of racing at the Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, set inside turn three of the surrounding world-famous 2.5-mile paved oval. 15-year-old Zeb Wise captured the victory in the Stoops Pursuit, a 20-lap elimination race in which you would be eliminated if you were passed. Coming to the white flag, the Angola, Ind. native went on the offense, sliding by Alex Bright in turn four on…

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HAMILTON JR. TO RACE FOR RPM/GORMLY IN SATURDAY’S VOGLER CLASSIC

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HAMILTON JR. TO RACE FOR RPM/GORMLY IN SATURDAY'S VOGLER CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Brownsburg, Indiana.........Davey Hamilton, Jr. will make his USAC Silver Crown Champ Car season debut this Saturday, September 8, when the series returns to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the "Rich Vogler Classic." The 21-year-old Boise, Idaho native will compete in a familiar car, the No. 98 for the RPM/Fred Gormly team, which captured the 2016 Silver Crown title with driver Chris Windom. Hamilton made four starts for the team during the 2017 season with a best finish of 5th…

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GAS CITY & KOKOMO THE HOT TICKET FOR USAC SPRINTS THIS FRI./SUN.

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GAS CITY & KOKOMO THE HOT TICKET FOR USAC SPRINTS THIS FRI./SUN. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com An Indiana state double-dip for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars is on tap this weekend with a pair of events on Friday, September 7, at Gas City I-69 Speedway and Sunday, September 9, at Kokomo Speedway. The Gas City trip marks the return of the series to the quarter-mile oval for the first time since July of 2017 when Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary emerged with the victory in a wild one, passing Robert Ballou with five…

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SILVER CROWN STARS ARRIVE SATURDAY AT LOR FOR VOGLER CLASSIC

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SILVER CROWN STARS ARRIVE SATURDAY AT LOR FOR VOGLER CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Nearpass/USAC Racing Brownsburg, Indiana.........The penultimate USAC Silver Crown Champ Car race on the 2018 calendar brings the series back to the blacktop for the final time this year on the tricky, paved .686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway, located west of Indianapolis Saturday, September 8, for the "Rich Vogler Classic." Over the last decade, the three dominant figures at the track in Silver Crown competition at LOR have been namely brothers Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson and Bobby Santos. Tanner put on a…

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WINDOM’S PLAN COMES TOGETHER IN Du QUOIN TED HORN 100 VICTORY

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WINDOM'S PLAN COMES TOGETHER IN Du QUOIN TED HORN 100 VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois.........Every driver, every team has a plan when they enter the ring for 100 miles of USAC Silver Crown racing at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Sometimes those plans go awry and sometime those plans come to fruition. Then again, other times, the way things play out don't fit into either of those columns. Sometimes, you must take advantage of the hand you're dealt and see where it goes. That was how Chris Windom's Sunday…

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McDOUGAL WINS FIRST WITH LATE RACE PASS OF ROOMIE AT I-55

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McDOUGAL WINS FIRST WITH LATE RACE PASS OF ROOMIE AT I-55 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Pevely, Missouri.........Back at the end of May, Jason McDougal moved from his Broken Arrow, Oklahoma home to the state of Indiana to further his racing career. Sight unseen, at the invitation of fellow racer Kevin Thomas, Jr., McDougal became roommates with Thomas and his wife Whitney at their home. Fast forward to Saturday night and the final restart with five laps remaining in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car debut at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. McDougal…

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COURTNEY DELIVERS A STONE COLD PERFORMANCE IN GRANITE CITY

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COURTNEY DELIVERS A STONE COLD PERFORMANCE IN GRANITE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Granite City, Illinois.........Tyler Courtney hasn't visited Tri-City Speedway that often throughout his racing career. In fact, Friday night marked just the fourth visit to the 3/8-mile dirt oval for the Indianapolis, Indiana driver. But, each time, it's been in a different type of car, from a micro, to a midget and to a winged sprint car. Yet, it doesn't seem to matter what type of track Courtney visits this year. If it has a victory lane, seemingly, Courtney knows…

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USAC RECORD 118 MIDGETS OFFICIALLY ENTERED FOR BC39

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USAC RECORD 118 MIDGETS OFFICIALLY ENTERED FOR BC39 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........The final entry list is set for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink and, man, it's extraordinary! When the entry period concluded at noon on Wednesday, 118 USAC P1 Insurance Nationals Midgets had entered the September 5-6 event at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dirt Track, toppling the record book for most cars to ever to enter a USAC National Midget event in its 63 years of history. The all-time highest car count in the series came in…

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USAC SILVER CROWN MAGIC RETURNS TO Du QUOIN THIS SUNDAY

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USAC SILVER CROWN MAGIC RETURNS TO Du QUOIN THIS SUNDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois.........Simply put. The one-mile dirt oval at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds is magical. The view of the moonlight dancing off the water in the infield and the thunderous roar of a full field of USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars reverberating off the covered grandstand is enough to make the hair on your neck stand up straight. Du Quoin has been a staple of the USAC schedule since the club's founding in 1956, and, prior to…

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USAC SPRINTS GO TO THE RIVER FOR SHOWDOWN AT GRANITE CITY AND PEVELY

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USAC SPRINTS GO TO THE RIVER FOR SHOWDOWN AT GRANITE CITY AND PEVELY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Two-hundred and fourteen years following Lewis and Clark's departure from the eastern edge of the Mississippi River where they began their expedition of the newly-acquired land to the west, a new crop of adventurers is eager to make their mark on their march to the Arch. Names such as Thomas, Windom, Courtney, Leary, Stockon, Ballou, Darland, Bacon, Grant and Chapple are among the explorers of today in search of a path that will take them to…

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BC39 CAR COUNT HITS 100 FOR SEPT. 5-6 EPIC AT IMS

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BC39 CAR COUNT HITS 100 FOR SEPT. 5-6 EPIC AT IMS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........One-hundred cars form the epic pre-entry list for the September 5-6 Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink on the new dirt track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway featuring the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets. Among the latest entries are the nine filed by the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian team, which features a loaded lineup that includes 2013 USAC National Midget and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champ Christopher Bell of Broken Arrow, Okla., 2017 USAC National…

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WINDOM WAXES FIELD IN #GYATK NIGHT AT KOKOMO

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WINDOM WAXES FIELD IN #GYATK NIGHT AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Travis Branch/USAC Kokomo, Indiana.........Fresh off his win at the Springfield Mile, Chris Windom turned up the wick Wednesday, leading all 27 laps to win #GYATK Night at Kokomo Speedway, the kickoff to "Sprint Car Smackdown VII." It was the Canton, Illinois native's third career win during "Smackdown" week, following victories in 2012 and 2015. He came into the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car "Special Event" leading both the USAC and Kokomo point standings. Though USAC points were not up for grabs on this…

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BC39 CAR COUNT HITS 86 AS PAST CHAMP THORSON FILES ENTRY

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BC39 CAR COUNT HITS 86 AS PAST CHAMP THORSON FILES ENTRY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........Eighty-six is the count thus far on the latest entry list update for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event on September 5-6 at the Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among the newest entries is 2016 USAC National Midget champion Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev., who will take the reins of the Steve Reynolds/Rip Jetson No.21 for the race on the new quarter-mile oval dirt oval, located inside…

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SMACKDOWN VII BRINGS 4 NIGHTS OF THRILLS TO KOKOMO AUG. 22-25

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SMACKDOWN VII BRINGS 4 NIGHTS OF THRILLS TO KOKOMO AUG. 22-25 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 20, 2018)........."Smackdown VII" enters its seventh year at Kokomo Speedway on Aug. 22-25 as one of the premier events on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar. The Wednesday, Aug. 22 festivities begin with #GYATK Night, a non-points "Special Event" for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars which features free grandstand admission to all fans and a free http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/ broadcast to all. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24, serve as the opening two dishes leading into…

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WINDOM WINS “BETTENHAUSEN 100”

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WINDOM WINS "BETTENHAUSEN 100" Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Springfield, IL........Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. won Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" USAC Sillver Crown Championship race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, making the winning move on the backstretch, passing Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap 92. He led the rest of the way and posted a 10-length advantage for the victory. Thomas finished second after leading 42 laps, whi;e defending race winner Justin Graant took third ahead of Jacob Wilson and pole starter Jerry Coons Jr. USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 18, 2018 -…

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS AT SPRINGFIELD TRANSLATE TO USAC CHAMPS

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS AT SPRINGFIELD TRANSLATE TO USAC CHAMPS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Brendon Bauman/USAC Springfield, Illinois.........When Justin Grant took the checkered flag in the 2017 running of the "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, it was a culmination of a dream afternoon for the Ione, Calif. native. Not only did he capture a victory in one of the most prestigious events on the schedule, he joined a list of some of the most successful racers in the history of the series who earned their first career USAC Silver Crown victory right on the Springfield…

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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 76 AS DARLAND, LEARY AND BRIGHT SIGN IN

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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 76 AS DARLAND, LEARY AND BRIGHT SIGN IN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........The latest flurry of entries has pushed the driver roster for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink to 76 for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event that will be held September 5-6 at the new Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among those are three entries from the team owned by nine-time Indianapolis 500 starter Sarah Fisher. Leading the group for SFHR is USAC's all-time winningest AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver…

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FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100

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FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY'S BETTENHAUSEN 100 AT SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean/USAC Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2018).........A field of 40-plus USAC Silver Crown Champ Car drivers are expected to compete in this Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. From top-to-bottom, the list includes seven Silver Crown championships, 13 "Bettenhausen 100" victories and 97 total Silver Crown wins, with 15 states represented. One of those past race winners includes reigning "Bettenhausen 100" winner Justin Grant. The Ione, California native led 79 laps and staved off a hard-charge by…

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DARLAND RIDES AGAIN AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR KAZMARK

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DARLAND RIDES AGAIN AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR KAZMARK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (Aug. 13, 2018).........Dave Darland, a three-time winner on the Springfield Mile, has teamed up with car owner Gene Kazmark to compete in this Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Darland leads all drivers in series history with 198 career starts entering the event on the one-mile dirt oval and has made five starts in 2018 with a best finish of 9th in May's "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds…

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SWANSON BECOMES WINNINGEST SILVER CROWN DRIVER WITH SALEM SCORE

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SWANSON BECOMES WINNINGEST SILVER CROWN DRIVER WITH SALEM SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Salem, Indiana.........On a night when he was in a class of his own on the Salem Speedway high banks, Kody Swanson put himself in a class of his own in the record books. The Kingsburg, California native led the 59th "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial" from start to finish in a landslide, perhaps the best on-track performance he's displayed of all 24 of his series victories, to surpass Jack Hewitt and become the USAC Silver Crown division's winningest driver. Swanson set…

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HOT ROD HEYDENREICH ENTERS SATURDAY’S JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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HOT ROD HEYDENREICH ENTERS SATURDAY'S JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Salem, Indiana.........John Heydenreich has signed on to drive A.J. Felker Racing's USAC Silver Crown car when the series hits the high banks this Saturday, August 11, at Salem Speedway for the 59th running of the "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial." The Bloomsburg, Pa. driver is one of 18 drivers in series history to have started at least 100 races. The 1998 "Rocky Mountain Classic" Silver Crown winner at Colorado's Pikes Peak International Raceway reached the triple digits in his most recent start, in 2016, at Williams Grove…

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BC39 ENTRY LIST NEARS 70!

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BC39 ENTRY LIST NEARS 70! USAC CHAMPS YELEY, COONS, WINDOM, GARDNER ENTER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........The entry list for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the car count has now reached 67 on the latest tally for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event that will be held September 5-6 at the new Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. J.J. Yeley is a veteran of both the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400, but this year, he'll take his talents…

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USAC CHAMP WINDOM LANDS BC39 RIDE WITH PETRY

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USAC CHAMP WINDOM LANDS BC39 RIDE WITH PETRY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana.........Chris Windom, the 2016 USAC Silver Crown and 2017 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car titlist, has landed a midget ride for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink September 5-6 at the Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Canton, Illinois driver will team up with Petry Motorsports and the Tony Elliott Foundation to run the Petry Excavating - Bolted Spine Designs/Spike/Speedway Toyota No. 35 for the mega event, featuring the largest purse in USAC P1 Insurance National Midget racing this season.…

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SWANSON EYES SILVER CROWN CAREER WIN RECORD SATURDAY AT SALEM

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SWANSON EYES SILVER CROWN CAREER WIN RECORD SATURDAY AT SALEM Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Salem, Indiana.........The number 23 has stood proudly for three decades, but in this Saturday's 59th annual "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial," one of USAC's most coveted records could be scratched from the books with a new name added to the top in Kody Swanson. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., comes into this weekend's 75-lapper at Salem Speedway tied with Jack Hewitt as the winningest USAC Silver Crown driver of all-time at 23 victories. And there might not be a more proper place to accomplish the feat than…

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BOAT PAINTS IT BLACK IN BAPS PA MIDGET WEEK CLOSER

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BOAT PAINTS IT BLACK IN BAPS PA MIDGET WEEK CLOSER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania.........Chad Boat's switch from white to black was akin to the flick of a light switch in Sunday night's USAC P1 Insurance National and Eastern "Pennsylvania Midget Week" finale at BAPS Motor Speedway. There was no trepidation whatsoever, however. The Phoenix, Arizona driver and his team rolled the black car out of the hauler at the 3/8-mile dirt oval with a myriad of confidence after a palate of struggles plagued them in the white ride during recent…

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WISE RETURNS FROM THE DL TO BECOME USAC’S YOUNGEST WINNER IN LANCO PA MIDGET WEEK OPENER

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WISE RETURNS FROM THE DL TO BECOME USAC'S YOUNGEST WINNER IN LANCO PA MIDGET WEEK OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Newmanstown, Pennsylvania.........For the past two months, Zeb Wise waited patiently on the sidelines with a broken collarbone, watching as the summer racing months passed him by without a steering wheel in his grasp. The long-awaited return for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Rookie came Saturday night during the "Pennsylvania Midget Week" opener at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. To some, after a long layoff from any circumstance in life, the prevailing thought…

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4TH PA MIDGET WEEK BRINGS 4 RACES IN 4 NIGHTS TO THE KEYSTONE STATE FOR YOU

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4TH PA MIDGET WEEK BRINGS 4 RACES IN 4 NIGHTS TO THE KEYSTONE STATE FOR YOU Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Pennsylvania Midget Week begins its fourth annual edition this week as the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets head to the Keystone State for four-straight nights at four different tracks for four events co-sanctioned by the USAC Eastern Midgets. The series commences this Thursday, August 2 with the opener at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, followed by stops at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown on Friday, August 3, Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway…

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