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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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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 54; LARSON, BELL, BAYSTON, SEAVEY ENTER FOR KKM

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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 54; LARSON, BELL, BAYSTON, SEAVEY ENTER FOR KKM Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tracis Branch/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana.........The latest entry list for the Inaugural Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink has been released. Fifty-four drivers and cars are now entered thus far for the September 5-6 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget race on the quarter-mile dirt oval located inside turn three of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Highlighting the latest to throw their hat in the ring is the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian team, which has entered a whopping nine cars for…

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DARLAND DOES IT AGAIN AT HAUBSTADT; WINDOM WEARS ISW CROWN

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DARLAND DOES IT AGAIN AT HAUBSTADT; WINDOM WEARS ISW CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Haubstadt, Indiana.........For Dave Darland, there aren't many things that one could say would surprise him. After all, the man's seen it all and done it all in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing throughout his storied career. However, Saturday night in the NOS Energy Drink "Indiana Sprint Week" finale, "The People's Champ" did something that surprised even himself - winning at Tri-State Speedway - a track that has proven to be a bugaboo in his craw over the past…

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LEARY DOCUMENTS A 30 FOR 30 PERFORMANCE AT BLOOMINGTON

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LEARY DOCUMENTS A 30 FOR 30 PERFORMANCE AT BLOOMINGTON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Bloomington, Indiana.........C.J. Leary displayed complete domination Friday night at Bloomington Speedway in the penultimate round of NOS Energy Drink "Indiana Sprint Week," leading all 30 laps in his traditional No. 30 sprinter to win his very first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature event of the year in his Leary Racing/Leary Construction - Highsmith Guns - Gray Auto/DRC/1-Way Chevy. ISW has been akin to a personal ATM for the Greenfield, Indiana driver who scored a pair of victories during the…

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COURTNEY COLLECTS TERRE HAUTE TOLL, TAKES OVER ISW POINT LEAD

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COURTNEY COLLECTS TERRE HAUTE TOLL, TAKES OVER ISW POINT LEAD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........What looked like a surefire runaway turned into an old-school dog-fight in the final laps of Wednesday's Dorsett Automotive "Don Smith Classic" / NOS Energy Drink "Indiana Sprint Week" round at the Terre Haute Action Track. Tyler Courtney saw a nearly half-lap lead disappear in the final ten laps of the caution-free race, withstanding a Robert Ballou slider on the final lap to score his second ISW victory in the last three races. It's another reward for…

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T-MEZ TOO MUCH IN 2ND STRAIGHT KOKOMO ISW WIN

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T-MEZ TOO MUCH IN 2ND STRAIGHT KOKOMO ISW WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Travis Branch & David Nearpass/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana.........Thomas Meseraull has a knack for driving a variety of different cars to victory lane. In 2017, he raced to three wins for three different teams and finished in the top-five for six different teams in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition. In 2018, the story remains the same as he once again notched the victory at the Kokomo Speedway round of NOS Energy Drink "Indiana Sprint Week" for the Chase Briscoe Racing team. Just…

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COURTNEY CHALKS UP ISW ROUND 2 AT THE BURG

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COURTNEY CHALKS UP ISW ROUND 2 AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Lawrenceburg, Indiana.........Tyler Courtney withstood racelong challenges to his throne throughout Sunday's second round NOS Energy Drink "Indiana Sprint Week" feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway as the Indianapolis, Indiana native went on to score his series-leading sixth win of the year and his second career in ISW. On paper, Courtney's two career ISW victories appear to be in stark contrast with each other. The one in 2016 at Gas City I-69 Speedway was his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win…

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BACON DODGES THE PLYMOUTH RAIN TO WIN ISW OPENER

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BACON DODGES THE PLYMOUTH RAIN TO WIN ISW OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Plymouth, Indiana.........Brady Bacon actually had multiple races to contend with at Friday night's NOS Energy Drink "Indiana Sprint Week" opener at Plymouth Speedway. First, there was the race against the persistent rain that doused the track's surface with a plethora of moisture and remained a looming threat throughout the feature event. Secondly, the 30-lap affair consisted of two battles within one: one for the race lead and one he wasn't even aware of until he had…

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FIRST BC39 ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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FIRST BC39 ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana.........The initial entry list for the Inaugural Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink has been released. Thirty-two drivers and cars have entered thus far for September 5-6 race on the quarter-mile dirt oval located inside turn three of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Clauson Marshall Racing has entered four drivers, including 2018 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget feature winners Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. and Justin Grant of Ione, Calif., plus series Rookie Zeb Wise of Angola, Ind. and NASCAR's Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of…

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“ICE MAN” GULICK KNOCKS DOWN BRIDGEPORT EAST COAST MAIN

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"ICE MAN" GULICK KNOCKS DOWN BRIDGEPORT EAST COAST MAIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Jim Brown/RacersGuide.com Swedesboro, NJ........Coleman Gulick of Bridgehampton, N.Y. won Tuesday night's 25-lap USAC East Coast Sprint race at Bridgeport Speedway. He passed Joey Biasi on lap five and led the rest of the way to beat Steven Drevicki, Ryan Godown, Biasi and Eddie Strada. The series continues Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa. USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 17, 2018 - Swedesboro, New Jersey - Bridgeport Speedway - "Three for All" FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bill Unglert…

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BRIGHT GOES FOR 2ND BIG DIAMOND USAC EASTERN MIDGET VICTORY FRIDAY

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BRIGHT GOES FOR 2ND BIG DIAMOND USAC EASTERN MIDGET VICTORY FRIDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Pottsville, Pennsylvania (July 16, 2018).........Collegeville, Pennsylvania's Alex Bright has three USAC Eastern Midget wins this season, including one in May at Big Diamond Speedway, where the series returns this Friday night, July 20. His five top-10s have him third in the series standings, just 35 points out of the lead. Andrew Layser is the series leader, 24 points ahead of Shawn Jackson entering Friday's race. Neither Layser nor Jackson have cracked the winners circle this year, but Layser has six top-10s in…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINT TRIPLEHEADER VISITS BRIDGEPORT, BIG DIAMOND & PATH VALLEY

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINT TRIPLEHEADER VISITS BRIDGEPORT, BIG DIAMOND & PATH VALLEY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com The biggest week of the season for the USAC East Coast Sprint cars unfolds this week with three events in five nights. It begins with Tuesday's race at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. on July 17. Friday, July 20, the series visits Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa. and Saturday night, July 21, the venue is Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa. Only Big Diamond has previously hosted the series, with Ryan Godown winning there in May.…

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NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PREVIEW

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NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 16, 2018).........Seven races in seven nights represents more than just a stretch of Summer races on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar. It represents a moment in the season when the worlds of the top sprint car drivers in America and the largest crowds of the year collide in the Hoosier state for a momentous auto racing occasion. NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week champion is the title that racers covet. It's the one that represents a drivers'…

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LEFFLER MEMORIAL JOINS USAC MIDGET SCHEDULE OCT. 21 IN WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS

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LEFFLER MEMORIAL JOINS USAC MIDGET SCHEDULE OCT. 21 IN WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........The USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets will race in the memory of Jason Leffler on Sunday, October 21 at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois, with the fifth running of the "Jason Leffler Memorial." The event positions itself as the final series' race this season before heading west for California to round out the year, providing Midwest fans one last time to enjoy the action before the sun sets on the 2018 racing calendar. The event will…

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MIDWEST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP UNFOLDS IN GRANT FASHION

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MIDWEST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP UNFOLDS IN GRANT FASHION Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Fairbury, Nebraska.........Justin Grant busted his way into the win column Saturday night in the Inaugural Riverside Chevrolet "Midwest Midget Championship" presented by Westin Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation at Jefferson County Speedway to become the eighth different winner in the first nine races of the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget season. It's admittedly been an up-and-down 2018 racing season for Justin Grant. One year ago, the Ione, California native shot off the launching pad to become the first driver to win both the…

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SEAVEY A BRIDESMAID NO MORE WITH SWEET SPRINGS SCORE

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ROOKIE SENSATION SEAVEY A BRIDESMAID NO MORE WITH SWEET SPRINGS SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Sweet Springs, Missouri.........Second, second, second. That's what the Logan Seavey personal box score read night after night following three consecutive runner-up finishes leading into Sunday's USAC P1 Insurance National Midget debut at the Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. Late in the game, it appeared Seavey would have another bridesmaid honor to add to his resume. But with four laps to go, the Rookie sensation from Sutter, California was in prime position to pounce when the door cracked open,…

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KTJ SCORES SECOND CAREER “CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL” AT SOLOMON VALLEY

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KTJ SCORES SECOND CAREER "CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL" AT SOLOMON VALLEY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Beloit, Kansas.........Prior to Wednesday night's 9th annual "Chad McDaniel Memorial," the last appearance of Kevin Thomas, Jr. at Solomon Valley Raceway in 2015 resulted in a victory. Likewise, the most recent appearance of Joe Dooling's No. 63 at Solomon Valley in 2016 resulted in a victory. When you blend the ingredients of Thomas, Dooling and Solomon Valley, it's bound to be a recipe for success. The Cullman, Alabama native became the first repeat winner of the 2018 USAC…

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BELL SCORES KUNZ’S 100TH USAC MIDGET WIN AT USAC’S RED DIRT DEBUT

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BELL SCORES KUNZ'S 100TH USAC MIDGET WIN AT USAC'S RED DIRT DEBUT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Richard Bales/USAC Racing Meeker, Oklahoma.........In the illustrious history of Keith Kunz's tenure as a car owner, no individual has won more USAC National Midget feature events than Christopher Bell. Perhaps it was most fitting that it was Bell who drove Kunz's machine to victory lane for the 100th time with the series at "Tuesday Night Thunder" in USAC 's Red Dirt Raceway debut. The Norman, Oklahoma native drove to his 22nd USAC National Midget victory Tuesday, tying Bobby East…

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VP RACING FUELS NAMED OFFICIAL FUEL OF USAC

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VP RACING FUELS NAMED OFFICIAL FUEL OF USAC Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com VP Racing Fuels, Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement to become the Official Fuel of the United States Auto Club (USAC). "USAC has been synonymous with championship auto racing for decades," said Bruce Hendel, VP's Vice President, North American Sales - Race Fuels & Consumer Products. "Being a sprint car racing fan, I grew up hearing about USAC, and it's an honor for us to be partnering with such a prestigious organization." The United States Auto Club's heritage is steeped in open-wheel racing including…

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MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK BRINGS MIDGETS TO 5 RACES IN 4 STATES ACROSS 5 NIGHTS

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HECTIC MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK BRINGS MIDGETS TO 5 RACES IN 4 STATES ACROSS 5 NIGHTS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The compasses are all pointed toward the middle of the United States this coming week for five races in six nights as the season hits a busy, hectic stretch of summer with two new tracks and a host of new events ready to welcome the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets for its annual, popular swing that sports a new look. The expansive week of racing includes four racetracks in four different states. The week…

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NOS ENERGY DRINK PARTNERS WITH USAC’S INDIANA SPRINT WEEK AND BC39

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NOS ENERGY DRINK PARTNERS WITH USAC'S INDIANA SPRINT WEEK AND BC39 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana.........NOS Energy Drink and the United States Auto Club (USAC) have announced a partnership for the high-performance energy drink to provide support for two marquee events on the 2018 racing calendar. NOS Energy will become the title sponsor for "Indiana Sprint Week" July 20-28 featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars as well as presenting sponsor of the $15,000-to-win "BC39" on September 5th -6th at the Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets. "It's great that a…

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STRADA TAKES NEW EGYPT’S “FIRECRACKER 30” EAST COAST SPRINT

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STRADA TAKES NEW EGYPT'S "FIRECRACKER 30" EAST COAST SPRINT New Egypt, NJ........Eddie Strada of Lake Ariel, Pa. won Saturday night's "Firecracker 30" USAC East Coast Sprint race at New Egypt Speedway, leading the final 18 laps after passing series point leader Steven Drevicki on lap 13. Drevicki took second ahead of Chandler Leiby, Ryan Godown and Joey Biasi. USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 7, 2018 - New Egypt, New Jersey - New Egypt Speedway - "Firecracker 30" FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. .Eddie Strada (#5G Gallagher), 2. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 Kobylarz), 3. Eric Jennings (#32 Neiger/Hamilton), 4.…

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COURTNEY CAPITALIZES IN LINCOLN PARK’S “SPRINTACULAR”

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COURTNEY CAPITALIZES IN LINCOLN PARK'S "SPRINTACULAR" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Putnamville, Indiana.........The roots of Tyler Courtney's association with Lincoln Park Speedway run deep. In fact, his grandparents, Mike and Verla Farrar, owned and operated the joint for nearly two decades between 1981 and 1996. Courtney didn't get to experience much of his family's era at the helm of the 5/16-mile dirt oval since he was a little tyke at the time. But on Friday night, he was able to experience what it was like to own victory lane at…

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USAC CHAMP HINES AND LEADER CARD RACERS FILE FIRST BC39 ENTRY

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USAC CHAMP HINES AND LEADER CARD RACERS FILE FIRST BC39 ENTRY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Speedway, Indiana.........USAC Triple Crown champion Tracy Hines and Leader Card Racers have signed in as the first entry for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event at the new Dirt Track at IMS, located inside turn three of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 5-6. Hines, the 2000 Silver Crown, 2002 National Sprint and 2015 National Midget titlist, returns to USAC competition for the first time since the season-ending "Turkey Night Grand Prix" in 2015. Nowadays, Hines' full-time gig is…

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DREVICKI NURSES 12-POINT EAST COAST SPRINT LEAD HEADING TO NEW EGYPT SATURDAY

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DREVICKI NURSES 12-POINT EAST COAST SPRINT LEAD HEADING TO NEW EGYPT SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com New Egypt, New Jersey.........Only 12 points separate Steven Drevicki and Chandler Leiby in the latest USAC East Coast Sprint standings going into this Saturday's event at the New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. Drevicki is 2-for-3 in the series so far this year, winning at Delmar's Delaware International Speedway and Pennsylvania's Bedford Speedway, while Ryan Godown won at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa. in May. Leiby has a pair of podiums and a seventh in three starts this season. Racing begins at…

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LINDA’S HOSTS EASTERN MIDGET FRIDAY/SATURDAY DOUBLE DIP

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LINDA'S HOSTS EASTERN MIDGET FRIDAY/SATURDAY DOUBLE DIP Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Jonestown, Pennsylvania.........Tommy Kunsman, Jr. stands ninth in the current USAC Eastern Midget standings, but his victory in the series opener at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa. has him among the favorites for this weekend's back-to-back races, Friday and Saturday, July 6-7 at the quarter-mile dirt oval. Andrew Layser enters the race with a slim six-point lead over Shawn Jackson, with Ryan Greth holding down the third spot in the points. Alex Bright, fourth in the standings, has a series-leading three wins so far this year,…

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SPRINTACULAR ARRIVES FOR USAC SPRINTS FRIDAY IN PUTNAMVILLE

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SPRINTACULAR ARRIVES FOR USAC SPRINTS FRIDAY IN PUTNAMVILLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Putnamville, Indiana.........The final event leading up to Indiana Sprint Week provides an opportunity for teams to get their equipment and their minds sorted and take some last-minute notes on a track they will see on the trail twice in less than a three-week span. That's the plan for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars this Friday night, July 6, when they hit the 5/16-mile dirt oval of Lincoln Park Speedway for the 4th running of the "Bill Gardner Sprintacular." But, if…

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SWANSON EQUALS HEWITT AS ALL-TIME SILVER CROWN KING

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SWANSON EQUALS HEWITT AS ALL-TIME SILVER CROWN KING WITH 23RD WIN AT MADISON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Oregon, Wisconsin.........History has been a major part of his story for quite a while, but now the record books will forever reflect the fact that Kody Swanson made good on two pieces of USAC Silver Crown history in Friday night's debut at Madison International Speedway. Swanson won his 23rd career race to tie Jack Hewitt atop the all-time series' victory list. Meanwhile, it was also the Kingsburg, California's fourth-straight Silver Crown victory of the season,…

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SWANSON COULD TIE ALL-TIME SILVER CROWN WIN MARK FRIDAY AT MADISON

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SWANSON COULD TIE ALL-TIME SILVER CROWN WIN MARK FRIDAY AT MADISON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Oregon, Wisconsin.........On September 10, 1988, car No. 63 wheeled by Jack Hewitt and wrenched by Bob Hampshire recorded their ninth career USAC Silver Crown victory in the "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, surpassing Gary Bettenhausen to become the series' winningest driver. Thirty years later, much has changed in the world around us. The internet has transformed how we exchange information and the smart phone/iPhone has completely altered the way we interact with each other. But…

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IMS TO BUILD DIRT TRACK, HOST LUCRATIVE USAC MIDGET EVENT SEPT. 5-6

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IMS TO BUILD DIRT TRACK, HOST LUCRATIVE USAC MIDGET EVENT SEPT. 5-6 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will add to its luster as the Racing Capital of the World with the construction of a quarter-mile dirt track inside its famous oval, hosting a United States Auto Club Midget National Championship event during Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line race week in early September. Race week for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line will feature an even wider…

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MESERAULL MAGNIFICENT AT WEEDSPORT, WINDOM WEARS THE EASTERN STORM CROWN

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MESERAULL MAGNIFICENT AT WEEDSPORT, WINDOM WEARS THE EASTERN STORM CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Weedsport, New York.........Thomas Meseraull returned to victory lane and Chris Windom returned to center stage as the king of "Eastern Storm" for the second consecutive year Tuesday night in the debut at Weedsport Speedway for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. With a one-point lead over Kevin Thomas, Jr. heading into the 30-lap main event, the arithmetic to earn the "Eastern Storm" title was clear for Windom: beat KTJ and the championship is his. Windom started from the tenth…

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KTJ TAKES HOFFMAN TO THE CENTURY MARK IN BRIDGEPORT USAC SPRINT DEBUT

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KTJ TAKES HOFFMAN TO THE CENTURY MARK IN BRIDGEPORT USAC SPRINT DEBUT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Swedesboro, New Jersey.........Hemmings, Cannon, Vogler, Butler, Stanley, Faas, Irwin, Michner, Darland, Tyler, Hines, Stanbrough, Coons, Clayton, Larson, Hagen, Bacon, Boespflug. There's a whole host of names who've been a part of the ride that's taken the Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. team to the brink of 100 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points-paying victories. Only one driver can say he was in the driver's seat of the ride that pushed the venerable team over the century mark: Kevin…

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MADMAN BALLOU TAPS BAPS FOR FIRST VICTORY OF 2018

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MADMAN BALLOU TAPS BAPS FOR FIRST VICTORY OF 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania.........A lot of the pub lately has gone to a core group of racers who've dominated the win column this season. One driver notably absent from that group coming into Sunday night's round 4 of "Eastern Storm" at BAPS Motor Speedway was the second-winningest active driver in the series, one who's eyes hadn't laid sight on victory lane in 11 months. Despite that, Robert Ballou never doubted he would soon return to the promised land. The tide was…

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WINDOM GROOVES AT THE GROVE FOR EASTERN STORM NIGHT 2 WIN

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WINDOM GROOVES AT THE GROVE FOR EASTERN STORM NIGHT 2 WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Paul Arch, Dick Ayers & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.........Chris Windom grew up racing and winning at Williams Grove Speedway. No, not in the physical sense. But he was a regular at the famed track in his younger days every time he sat down in front of the tube and plugged in his PlayStation 2. Winning at The Grove in virtual reality is one thing. Winning at the half-mile dirt oval in real life is the real deal. Now, the Canton, Illinois wheelman can…

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USAC EASTERN MIDGETS BACK AT BAPS THIS SUNDAY

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USAC EASTERN MIDGETS BACK AT BAPS THIS SUNDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania (June 14, 2018).........The USAC Eastern Midget season resumes this Sunday, June 17 at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa. The event will be held in conjunction with the 12th annual edition of "Eastern Storm" featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Alex Bright, currently fourth in the standings, was the winner when the series visited BAPS in April. Racing gets going this Sunday at 7pm. Adult tickets are $25, seniors $15, students $15 and pit…

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USAC EASTERN STORM TO OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

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USAC EASTERN STORM TO OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW. . . . ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 9 AM ON RACE DAY, GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 5 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 13, 2018) –Advance tickets for the Thursday night, AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints and 358 Modified Doubleheader will be on sale until 9 AM Thursday, June 14. General Admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM. Advance tickets are available by calling Thunder on the Hill at 443 513 4456. Please speak your name clearly, and…

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/ Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (June 13, 2018) – For the first time in Weedsport Speedway’s storied history, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour will visit the New York State 3/8-mile showcase facility on Tuesday, June 19 for the Thunder on the Erie special. Coming to Weedsport Speedway as a part of the six race Eastern Storm schedule which includes Grandview, Williams Grove, Port Royal, Susquehanna, and Bridgeport Speedways; USAC’s highly anticipated visit to The Port will be…

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USAC TITLE HOPES COULD HINGE ON EASTERN STORM SUCCESS

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HISTORY SAYS USAC TITLE HOPES COULD HINGE ON EASTERN STORM SUCCESS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Fishers, Indiana.........There are many barometers for success when it comes to capturing a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. Some barometers prove fruitful and some prove to be faulty over time. Yet, when one barometer results in a certain thing happening nearly every year, perhaps we should take note. That's the case with the correlation between a driver winning Eastern Storm and going on to be crowned the USAC National Sprint Car champ later that…

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GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY: KEVIN THOMAS JR. SET FOR ASSAULT ON GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, THURSDAY

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GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY: KEVIN THOMAS JR. SET FOR ASSAULT ON GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 14 FOR USAC EASTERN STORM OPENER Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 12, 2018) –There will be plenty of reasons for Kevin Thomas, Jr. to celebrate heading into Thursday, June 14 and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm opener at Grandview Speedway. Thomas currently sits atop the USAC series, holds three wins this season, and will spend his 27th birthday on ‘The Hill in Bechtelsville.’ “I can’t wait to get to the east coast,” Thomas…

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