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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS FOR TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Have you heard the one about when Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe walk into a racetrack? Well, when that happens, it's definitely no joke. These four may not be series regulars, but when they strap into a USAC Midget this Thursday night, Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix," this "vacation" away from their regular duties becomes strictly business. All have earned a reputation…

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........One of the deepest "Turkey Night Grand Prix" fields in years brings with it one of the most talented rookie classes for the race as well. At press time, 23 of the 52 entries will be contenders for Don Basile "Rookie of the Race" honors for the 77th annual race on Thursday night, Nov. 23, including three drivers currently in the top-ten of the USAC National Midget point standings: Tyler Courtney (5th), Justin Grant (6th) and Tanner Carrick…

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“TURKEY NIGHT” MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52

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"TURKEY NIGHT" MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........The midget entry list for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway. Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets. Among the 52 entries, four past winners have signed up:…

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California.........With one of the busiest racing schedules of any driver in the United States, Brady Bacon annually competes in excess of 100 events a year on tracks from coast-to-coast. In Saturday night's "November Classic," it might've appeared the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native had been an experienced master of Bakersfield Speedway. But, wouldn't you know it? Saturday night was the first time Bacon had even laid eyes on the track. Bacon, originally lining up seventh on the grid, worked the…

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport

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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: Jay Fish & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2017) – 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. 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 the first stop for the…

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USAC EXPANDS 2018 EASTERN STORM

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USAC'S EXPANDED 2018 EASTERN STORM ADDS BRIDGEPORT AND WEEDSPORT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The dates and venues have been set for the 12th annual USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Eastern Storm tour in 2018. Two first-time venues: Bridgeport Speedway and Weedsport Speedway have been locked-in as the newest additions to the six-race series scheduled for June 14-19. It will mark the first time Eastern Storm schedule has been six races and the first time the series has spanned across three states in a single week with New York's initial appearance in Eastern Storm…

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Mike Grosswendt & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. unloaded his racecar from his hauler last Wednesday night as the man to beat when practice began for the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction. When the time came to roll his car back into the hauler following Saturday night's 40-lap main event, the Cullman, Alabama was a richer man - by $25,000 - and had the hardware to show for it after scoring the victory in the 22nd…

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON “OVAL NATIONALS” NIGHT 2

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON "OVAL NATIONALS" NIGHT 2 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Mike Grosswendt & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........Following his career-best third-place finish the previous night, Brody Roa stated that, just a year and a half ago, he would've been laughing had you told him he was going to be on the podium at the "Oval Nationals." One night later, the question had to be asked. Who's laughing now? "I'm still laughing, just for a different reason," Roa exclaimed. "This is, by far, the biggest one. To do it at Perris, a track I grew…

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STOCKON REELS OFF 2ND STRAIGHT WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF “OVAL NATIONALS”

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STOCKON REELS OFF 2ND STRAIGHT WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF "OVAL NATIONALS" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Mike Grosswendt/USAC Racing Perris, California.........It's almost a shame the racing season is nearing its end. After all, Chase Stockon's season feels like it's just beginning. After waiting more than 15 months to get his ninth career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, the Fort Branch, Indiana driver had to wait just five more nights to get his 10th on night one of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast…

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TMEZ DRIFTS WEST FOR WESTERN WORLD & OVAL

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TMEZ DRIFTS WEST FOR WESTERN WORLD & OVALS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com After all, Thomas Meseraull will indeed be heading west when the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Cars stop at Arizona Speedway and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway during the month of November for the 2017 season finales. The San Jose, California native has been named as the driver of the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19 for the Nov. 3-4 "Western World Championships" at Arizona and the Nov. 9-10-11 Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris. Meseraull hasn't had any…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. GETS MIDGET RIDE FOR SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. GETS MIDGET RIDE FOR SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Kevin Thomas, Jr., who's enjoyed a highly successful USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, will make his return behind the wheel of a midget in this Sunday's fifth annual "Jason Leffler Memorial" at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois. The Cullman, Alabama driver will compete in the event co-sanctioned by USAC and POWRi in a car fielded by Austin Brown. It was in this same car that Thomas made his only two series starts of…

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Wayne City, Illinois.........In the late 1990s, Jason Leffler made tracks big and small his personal playground as he raced to three consecutive USAC National Midget titles. Though Leffler may have been small in stature, his legacy in the sport of midget racing remains that of a giant. One look at the one-eighth-mile dirt oval of Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois gives the impression of diminutive. But that's just a front for the spectacular wheel-banging, ultra-competitive style that…

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR “LEFFLER MEMORIAL” SUNDAY

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" SUNDAY IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dich Forman/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Throughout his career, Thomas Meseraull has proven adept at adapting to new situations and new rides quickly. For this Sunday's, Oct. 22 USAC National Midget event at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois, the San Jose, California driver returns to a familiar situation as he climbs aboard the Amati Racing No. 66 for the "Jason Leffler Memorial." This season alone, Meseraull has won twice on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for two different teams,…

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean & David Nearpass/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........It was just a month ago when Kevin Thomas, Jr. saw hopes of a Terre Haute Action Track victory dashed in the final laps as he ran out of fuel while leading on a late race restart. On the final restart of Saturday night's "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic," Thomas was fueled by determination and a sense of redemption as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon…

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WINDOM HOPES TO CONTINUE TERRE HAUTE MASTERY IN SATURDAY’S “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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WINDOM HOPES TO CONTINUE TERRE HAUTE MASTERY IN SATURDAY'S "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the long, storied history of the Terre Haute Action Track, less than a handful of drivers have exhibited the stretch of mastery in USAC competition that Chris Windom has attained over the past season. The half-mile "Action Track" has seen its share of dominators over the past half-century. Of course, the five consecutive USAC Sprint wins Jim Hurtubise accumulated from 1960 to 1962 immediately comes to mind. Roger McCluskey swept all three USAC Sprint features at Terre…

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW SATURDAY IN 47TH “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW SATURDAY IN 47TH "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........Few races on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail conjure up the history, the memorable moments and the prestige that the "Tony Hulman Classic" brings. Since 1971, many of the sport's best have added the traditional "Hulman" rifle to their trophy collection. Names like Bettenhausen, Pancho, Opperman, Hewitt, Shuman, Kalitta, Yeley and Kruseman are among the proud few who have graced victory lane in previous 46 runnings of the famed event at the Terre Haute Action…

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$108K+ IN PRIZES AWAIT USAC SPRINTS AT PERRIS “OVAL NATIONALS” NOV. 9-10-11

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OVER $108,000 IN PRIZES AWAIT USAC SPRINTS AT PERRIS "OVAL NATIONALS" NOV. 9-10-11 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........Big money awaits competitors at the 22nd annual running of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction Nov. 9-10-11 at Perris Auto Speedway. Featuring the best from USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car and USAC/CRA Sprint Car divisions, the three-night event provides a total purse of $108,280 to competitors, including $5000 to preliminary A-Main winners on Thursday and Friday and a $25,000 grand prize to the winner of Saturday night's finale. The "Oval Nationals" are the…

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THOMAS FINDS REDEMPTION AND $10K WITH “FALL NATIONALS” WIN

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THOMAS FINDS REDEMPTION AND $10K WITH "FALL NATIONALS" WIN AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Lawrenceburg, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. made all the right moves in Saturday night's Lawrenceburg Speedway "Fall Nationals," becoming $10,000 richer with a flawless drive for his fourth USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points win of the season. It was certainly a reversal of roles and fortunes for Thomas from the night before at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway when he pulled no punches in his post-race interview lamenting how he cost himself the race on…

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LEARY LUNGES FROM 3RD TO 1ST ON FINAL LAP TO SCORE IMPROBABLE MONTPELIER WIN

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LEARY LUNGES FROM 3RD TO 1ST ON FINAL LAP TO SCORE IMPROBABLE MONTPELIER WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Montpelier, Indiana.........C.J. Leary was content to run third late in Friday's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Montpelier Motor Speedway. However, after a late-race red flag, Leary's newfound spirit saw him split between both Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas, Jr. on the back straightaway on the final lap to emerge with his second consecutive series victory and equaling a series-best with his fifth win of the year. "We just fell…

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DARLAND RETURNS TO GOODNIGHT FOR MONTPELIER/LAWRENCEBURG USAC SPRINT DOUBLE

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DARLAND RETURNS TO GOODNIGHT FOR MONTPELIER/LAWRENCEBURG USAC SPRINT DOUBLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC Triple Crown champion Dave Darland will jump into the seat of Gene Goodnight's No. 39G for this weekend's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car double-dip Friday, Sept. 29 at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway and Saturday, Sept. 30 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The car regularly driven by Matt Goodnight is a familiar ride to Darland. For it was the Goodnight Racing team he competed with for the bulk of the 2010 USAC Sprint Car season that included an "Indiana Sprint Week"…

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Three Kings Crowned In Four Crown at Eldora

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COURTNEY CAPS SILVER CROWN SEASON WITH FIRST SERIES WIN AT THE 4-CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Vince Velella & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........In a year of firsts for Tyler Courtney, the pickings continue to get sweeter as the Indianapolis, Indiana driver led all 50 laps to win his first career USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS main event in Saturday night's 36th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway. Earlier this season, Courtney won his first USAC National Midget feature at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway. In August, he won his first ever Sprint…

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BACON TO PULL QUADRUPLE DUTY IN SATURDAY’S 4-CROWN AT ELDORA

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BACON TO PULL QUADRUPLE DUTY IN SATURDAY'S 4-CROWN AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio.........Brady Bacon has thrown his hat into the ring to pull quadruple duty in this Saturday's 36th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take part in all four legs of the "4-Crown" where he will compete in USAC's Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint and National Midget divisions as well as with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Bacon has secured rides in Fred Gormly's No. 199 Silver Crown…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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"…

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

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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…

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DARLAND TEAMS WITH DUTCHER THIS WEEKEND

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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…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CARS SET TO DEBUT IN 2018

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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…

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

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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…

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2018 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULED

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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…

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2018 USAC SPRINT SEASON OPENERS SET FOR OCALA

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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BALLOU GETS SILVER CROWN SHOT WITH KLATT SUNDAY AT Du QUOIN

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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.…

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

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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…

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COURTNEY CONQUERS KOKOMO FOR SMACKDOWN VI VICTORY

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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"#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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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SUPERSIZED SILVER CROWN CAR COUNT EXPECTED AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY

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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…

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GRANT LARCENY IN PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK OPENER AT SUSKY

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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…

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

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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…

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PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK ARRIVES SUNDAY

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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…

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BAYSTON BLAZES THE HIGH BANKS FOR FIRST BELLEVILLE VICTORY

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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…

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THREE IN A ROW! BOAT WINS OPENER AT BELLEVILLE

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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…

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