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EAST COAST SPRINTS SLIDE INTO BEDFORD FRIDAY

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EAST COAST SPRINTS SLIDE INTO BEDFORD FRIDAY Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC Photo By: Steve Koletar Bedford, Pennsylvania (April 22, 2019)………The USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars are back in action this Friday night, April 26, at Pennsylvania's Bedford Speedway. Reading, Pennsylvania's Steven Drevicki won the series' lone appearance at Bedford's 5/8-mile dirt oval en route to the championship last year. Drevicki leads the standings coming into Friday's third race of the season, up by a single marker over Eddie Strada. Drevicki won the opener at Lincoln Speedway and finished fourth in last week's race at Delaware International Speedway.…

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TALENTED TOLEDO SILVER CROWN LINEUP READY TO FIRE SATURDAY

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TALENTED TOLEDO SILVER CROWN LINEUP READY TO FIRE SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio (April 22, 2019)………A significant field in what is lined up to be the largest car count for a pavement USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race in several years, is headed for Ohio's Toledo Speedway this Saturday night, April 27, for the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic." Among the 26 pre-entered drivers are a pair of Silver Crown champs, including 2016 titlist Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. and four-time series king Kody Swanson from Kingsburg, Calif., the…

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS EAST, EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC

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IT ONLY HAPPENS ONE TIME A YEAR. . . . . USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS EAST, EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com For the thirteenth consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL Non Wing Sprint Car National Championship returns East with stops at the Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, Port Royal and Weedsport Speedway’s. The five race swing, in keeping with tradition will open with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill signature event at the Grandview Speedway.…

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ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR 30TH THUNDER SERIES OPENER, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN USAC NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES. . . . . .ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR 30TH THUNDER SERIES OPENER, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN USAC NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (April 18, 2019) – The NAPA Auto Parts 30th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill season opener is set for Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway. The series that just doesn’t quit will return to the hill on Tuesday night, June 11 with the Jesse Hockett $10,000 to win USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Series…

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WINDOM AND GOACHER FORM FORMIDABLE COMBO AT LAWRENCEBURG

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WINDOM AND GOACHER FORM FORMIDABLE COMBO AT LAWRENCEBURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Cameron Neveu & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 18, 2019)………Chris Windom was just shy of 20 months old when Goacher Racing reached its peak finish in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition at Lawrenceburg Speedway. That August day in 1992 showed some familiar names that are still on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car radar to this very day, including cars entered by Dynamics, Inc., Paul Hazen and driver/owner Bill Rose, just to name a few, along with drivers Jeff Walker, Eric Gordon,…

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Chris Allen Jr. Rim-Rides To Delaware Score

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Chris Allen Jr. Rim-Rides To Delaware Score Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC DELMAR, Del. – Chris Allen Jr. scored his first USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series victory on Wednesday night at the half-mile Delaware Int’l Speedway. Bill Unglert had the early lead, holding off Allen’s advances until lap seven. Once Allen found a comfortable lane on the top groove, he rocketed past Unglert and secured the lead coming out of turn two. Until a caution on lap 17, Allen held a four-second lead on the rest of field while he worked his way through lapped traffic. There was a…

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WEDNESDAY BRINGS EAST COAST SPRINTS TO DELAWARE

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WEDNESDAY BRINGS EAST COAST SPRINTS TO DELAWARE Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC Delmar, Delaware (April 16, 2019)………Reigning USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car champion Steven Drevicki, fresh off his victory in last week's opener, leads the series into this Wednesday night's April 17 race at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar. Drevicki was victorious in the series' lone visit to Delaware in 2018, leading all 25 laps to score the win and leads the standings coming into this week's race, the first of two trips to the half-mile dirt oval this year, with the season also concluding at Delaware on…

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USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG

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USAC SPRINTS SPRING BACK TO ACTION SATURDAY AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Lawrenceburg, Indiana (April 15, 2019)………Springtime at Lawrenceburg Speedway has been an annual tradition for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars over the years. This Saturday, April 20, marks "take two" following Mother Nature's interruption of racing a few weeks back at the 3/8-mile high bank dirt oval. Eighteen such Springtime events have been held over the past three-and-a-half decades, since 1984. Four expected entrants for Saturday's upcoming race have enjoyed an early-season USAC Sprint Car win in recent times…

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DREVICKI WIRES LINCOLN IN EAST COAST SPRINT OPENER

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DREVICKI WIRES LINCOLN IN EAST COAST SPRINT OPENER Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC ABBOTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (April 14th, 2019)………The 2018 USAC East Coast Points Champion, Steven Drevicki, started off his 2019 campaign in the best way possible. Drevicki, from Reading, Pennsylvania combined his knowledge of Lincoln Speedway and his expertise in a wingless sprint car and came up with a near flawless night of racing. Heat #1 went to Carlisle, PA's Chandler Leiby. Late in the race, Leiby felt the heat from Eddie Strada, who came from the sixth starting spot. Leiby ran a consistent and clean line, holding off Strada…

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BACON BANKS LARRY RICE CLASSIC AT BLOOMINGTON

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BACON BANKS LARRY RICE CLASSIC AT BLOOMINGTON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Bloomington, Indiana (April 12, 2019)………Following a sluggish start to the season in Ocala, Fla. in the first three races of the year, Brady Bacon made doubly sure he saw the checkered flag in Friday night's "Larry Rice Classic" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Bloomington Speedway. After results of 7th, 15th and 11th back in February amidst his return to the famed Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native was anxious to get off the schneid, so…

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SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS

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SUMAR CLASSIC ENTRY LIST REVEALS 5 PAST WINNERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019)………Five past winners of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" are ready to roll in this Sunday's 19th edition of the event at the Terre Haute Action Track. The USAC Silver Crown season opener from the half-mile dirt oval on April 14 features 27 drivers and cars, including the reigning winner from Ione, California, Justin Grant (2018), Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. (2017), Greenfield, Indiana's C.J. Leary (2016), Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. (2015) and Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson (2014). Swanson…

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LEARY MAKES RETURN TO HOME OF SUMAR BREAKTHROUGH

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LEARY MAKES RETURN TO HOME OF SUMAR BREAKTHROUGH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana (April 11, 2019)………The old adage 'Good things come to those who wait' is a noble thought. But, in motorsports, the saying can be an endeavor that can be arduous and, at times, fruitless. C.J. Leary's time finally arrived at the "Sumar Classic" in Terre Haute back in 2016 where he made his long-awaited debut in USAC National victory lane in his fourth year on the National tour, his second in Silver Crown. In the process, he made history by joining his father…

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KTJ TRI-STATE DOMINANCE COULD NET RECORD SATURDAY

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KTJ TRI-STATE DOMINANCE COULD NET RECORD SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson/USAC Haubstadt, Indiana………Kevin Thomas, Jr. has a lot going for him right now. He's established rides for every race on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car, NOS Energy Drink National Midget and Silver Crown schedules. He's also riding a wave of momentum earned last weekend, triumphing with one of the most stirring final laps we've seen in recent times. Least we mention that he has a track in Tri-State Speedway on his forecast this Saturday night, April 13, in which he owns five…

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SUMAR EXPERIENCES RUNS THE GAMUT FOR GRANT

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SUMAR EXPERIENCES RUNS THE GAMUT FOR GRANT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Kasi Chapman/USAC Terre Haute, Indiana (April 10, 2019)………Justin Grant has seen it all at the Terre Haute Action Track, host of this Sunday's 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series. He's been quick time and he's led an astounding number of laps. He's even flipped out of the ballpark in turn one. However, until last Spring's "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown 100-lapper, he had not reached victory lane in USAC National competition at the famed half-mile…

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DARLAND RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON FRIDAY WITH EPPERSON

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DARLAND RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON FRIDAY WITH EPPERSON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Bloomington, Indiana (April 9, 2019)……It was one year ago when Bloomington Speedway was a witness to more remarkable feats accomplished by the incomparable Dave Darland. In one fell swoop on that April night in 2018, the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer from Lincoln, Ind. became the first driver in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car history to reach both the 700 start mark and 60 career feature victories. Now it's impressive enough to notch the feat at all during a career, but it was fitting that…

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SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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SILVER CROWN HITS THE DIRT IN SUMAR CLASSIC SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana (April 8, 2019)………The 19th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear "Sumar Classic" brings about a myriad of traditions. None of which are better than the sight and sound of the big cars on the dirt, where they'll play for the first time in 2019 this Sunday, April 14, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the USAC Silver Crown dirt track season opener. Justin Grant won the "Sumar" a year ago, giving Hemelgarn…

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THOMAS’ LAST LAP REDEMPTION PAYS OFF WITH KOKOMO GP WIN

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THOMAS' LAST LAP REDEMPTION PAYS OFF WITH KOKOMO GP WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Adam Mollenkopf Kokomo, Indiana (April 6, 2019)………After an incident on the final lap of the Kokomo Speedway Sprint Car race that preceded Saturday night's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature, perhaps it was fate that we would see Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Justin Grant meet again in some form or fashion on the second night of the "Kokomo Grand Prix." Justin Grant got the best of Thomas in the sprint tilt, picking up the victory following a…

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COURTNEY CLAIMS KOKOMO GP OPENER

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COURTNEY CLAIMS KOKOMO GP OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Nearpass/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana (April 5, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's grip of the "Kokomo Grand Prix" seems to be as firm as the grip he currently holds on the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship following Friday night's victory at Kokomo Speedway, his second straight in the "GP" and his third in the first four races on the 2019 series' trail. The Indianapolis, Indiana driver raced to the lead just prior to the halfway point, utilizing the bottom of the racetrack to track down early race…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT AT THE GROVE THIS FRIDAY

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINTS DEBUT AT THE GROVE THIS FRIDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (April 2, 2019)………The Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series will make its debut at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. this Friday night, April 5. The venue has played host to USAC Sprint Car racing since the club's inception in 1956. Now, as the series gears up for the first event of its second season, the half-mile dirt track is ready to rock for the first of 14 races on the East Coast Sprint calendar in…

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FINAL HOOSIER HUNDRED AT THE INDY MILE TO BE HELD MAY 23

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FINAL HOOSIER HUNDRED AT THE INDY MILE TO BE HELD MAY 23 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Doug McShooler Indianapolis, Indiana (April 2, 2019)………The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has announced that the Indiana State Fairgrounds one-mile dirt track will be converted from a dirt surface to an all-weather track made of crushed limestone to be utilized for year-round harness training and parking for the Indiana State Fair. The ultimate impact is that the conversion of the surface means that auto racing events will no longer be held on the famed one-mile track following the 2019 Hoosier Hundred.…

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USAC MIDGET LEADER COURTNEY EYES KOKOMO G.P. REPEAT

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USAC MIDGET LEADER COURTNEY EYES KOKOMO G.P. REPEAT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (April 1, 2019)………Tyler Courtney arrives at this weekend's "Kokomo Grand Prix" ahead of the curve in terms of points and recent success at the ¼-mile Kokomo Speedway dirt oval. He comes into the April 5-6 events atop the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standings and is the reigning winner of the "Kokomo G.P." Last year, just one month after missing the feature in the 2018 season-opener at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., Courtney was champing…

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BRING ON THE BURG: USAC SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY

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BRING ON THE BURG: USAC SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Lawrenceburg, Indiana (March 26, 2019)………The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Midwest season opener is always a time to celebrate as the roar of 410-cubic inch engines finally come back to life following the winter doldrums. This year is no exception as the series returns this Saturday, March 30, to Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway, host of 61 previous series events dating back to its debut on the schedule in 1983. The most recent of those 61 was won by Ione, California's…

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30TH ANNIVERSARY THUNDER SEASON ROARS IN LIKE A LION WITH $10,000 TO WIN USAC JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC AT GRANDVIEW, TUESDAY, JUNE 11

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THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES. . . . . . 30TH ANNIVERSARY THUNDER SEASON ROARS IN LIKE A LION WITH $10,000 TO WIN USAC JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC AT GRANDVIEW, TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (March 25, 2019) – With the start of Spring, the sound of race cars has enveloped the northeast. Just like the season, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series roars in like a lion, kicking off the 30th Anniversary season with the most ferocious of racing events on Tuesday, June 11 at…

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SWANSON PERSEVERES IN MEMPHIS 100 WIN

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SWANSON PERSEVERES IN MEMPHIS 100 WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Millington, Tennessee (March 23, 2019)………It takes a master of a craft for an individual to adapt to anything thrown at them. Kody Swanson has encountered countless tests throughout the offseason - in the weeks leading up to the first race and on both days of race weekend - yet he managed to ace them all, culminating in Saturday's "Memphis 100" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series victory at Memphis International Raceway. At the conclusion of 2018, Swanson migrated to Nolen Racing after…

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GORDON THE MOST EXPERIENCED IN MEMPHIS FIELD

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GORDON THE MOST EXPERIENCED IN MEMPHIS FIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Tara Armstrong Millington, Tennessee (March 21, 2019)………Of all the drivers in this weekend's USAC Silver Crown field, no driver has more starts than Eric Gordon at 130 coming into the March 22-23 season-opening "Memphis 100" at Memphis International Raceway. The Fortville, Ind. racer's lone win in the series came back in 1990 at the Milwaukee Mile and, of all drivers, has the best overall record at Memphis, recording a 5th in the inaugural race there in 1998 and a 7th in the most recent…

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LEARY HEADS TO MEMPHIS TO BEGIN TRIPLE CROWN PURSUIT

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LEARY HEADS TO MEMPHIS TO BEGIN TRIPLE CROWN PURSUIT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Millington, Tennessee (March 21, 2019)………Thus far in 2019, C.J. Leary has already established himself as a prime contender in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget and AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition with a bright showing in Ocala, Fla., scoring a pair of top-five runs in the midget and a victory in the sprint car. Now, with the addition of a pavement car to the DMW Motorsports Silver Crown stable, the Greenfield, Ind. driver now has an opportunity to realize a…

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DYSON RACES UNCOMMON ROAD TO SILVER CROWN

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DYSON RACES UNCOMMON ROAD TO SILVER CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Adam Mallenkompf/USAC Millington, Tennessee (March 20, 2019)………Chris Dyson's road to becoming a regular on the USAC Silver Crown circuit is quite unique. Born into road racing heritage as the son of Sports Car racer and owner Rob Dyson, Chris eventually found his way to the top, capturing a pair of American Le Mans Series titles - the LMP675 driver's title in 2003 and the LMP1 championship in 2011. All these years later, the versatile Pleasant Valley, New York racer finds himself behind the wheel…

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SWANSON BEGINS NEW ERA AT MEMPHIS 100

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SWANSON BEGINS NEW ERA AT MEMPHIS 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson/USAC Millington, Tennessee (March 20, 2019)………After finishing off the most successful run between a driver and team in the history of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series with DePalma Motorsports, Kody Swanson is preparing for this coming season nearly from scratch, with a new team, new cars, new engines and a new home with Nolen Racing, beginning with this weekend's "Memphis 100" at Tennessee's Memphis International Raceway on March 22-23. The Kingsburg, Calif. native joined the Greenwood, Ind. based organization following the…

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MEMPHIS 100 ENTRY LIST REVEALED

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MEMPHIS 100 ENTRY LIST REVEALED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Millington, Tennessee (March 19, 2019)………A strong field consisting of drivers from 10 states and two countries make up the field for this weekend's USAC Silver Crown season-opening "Memphis 100" at Memphis International Raceway on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23. Two past Silver Crown champions in Kody Swanson and Chris Windom will make their debut appearances at Memphis, while both are making their debuts with new teams. Kingsburg, California's Swanson, the winningest driver in series' history, has won four of the last five titles…

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MEMPHIS 100 DEFINED BY EXPERIENCE AND A NEW BREED

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MEMPHIS 100 DEFINED BY EXPERIENCE AND A NEW BREED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson Speedway, Indiana (March 18, 2019)………Though it's been 15 years since the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars last appeared at Memphis International Raceway, this weekend's March 22-23 "Memphis 100" driver lineup brings with it a load of talent, four of which have previous experience at the ¾-mile D-shaped paved circuit - Eric Gordon, Aaron Pierce, Bill Rose and Bobby Santos. Gordon, of Fortville, Ind., who will tackle Memphis this weekend in the Armstrong Racing No. 78, has made three Memphis Silver…

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TOP ROOKIE ROBBINS MAKES STRIDES TOWARD SILVER CROWN SUCCESS

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TOP ROOKIE ROBBINS MAKES STRIDES TOWARD SILVER CROWN SUCCESS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana (March 14, 2019)………One season ago, Kyle Robbins accepted a new challenge after more than a decade of being a regular sprint car competitor on the USAC and local Indiana short track trails. The completion of the challenge at the conclusion of the 2018 season resulted in the New Castle, Indiana native finish an impressive sixth in the standings and net Rookie of the Year honors with the series. However, the road to reach that point saw some…

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KYLE HAMILTON HOPES TO JUMPSTART SEASON AT MEMPHIS 100

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KYLE HAMILTON HOPES TO JUMPSTART SEASON AT MEMPHIS 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson/USAC Speedway, Indiana (March 13, 2019)………As Kyle Hamilton counts down the days to the launch of the 2019 USAC Silver Crown season, he recalls last year's opener when he and his Klatt Enterprises team were the class of the field, leading a race-high 54 laps. What seemed like such a bright beginning for the Hamilton and Klatt combo came to halt two-thirds of the way through the race when engine trouble put the clamps on a could've-would've-should've-been victory. From that point…

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McINTOSH MASTERS MINI MAGIC MILE FOR FIRST USAC WIN

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McINTOSH MASTERS MINI MAGIC MILE FOR FIRST USAC WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Neil Cavanah/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois (March 9, 2019)………Cannon McIntosh's grace under fire was demonstrated literally and figuratively in a multitude of manners Saturday night in the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center. A fuel leak during hot laps ignited the Bixby, Oklahoma driver's ride, giving the 16-year-old driver a scare he won't soon forget and forcing him to borrow crew member Grady Chandler's firesuit for the remainder of the night as a replacement. "I got blisters on my…

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COURTNEY COULD MAKE USAC HISTORY IN SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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COURTNEY COULD MAKE USAC HISTORY IN SHAMROCK CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olson/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois (March 6, 2019)………No driver in the history of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship has won three points races in a row to start a season. That could change this Saturday when Tyler Courtney attempts to go for the tri-fecta in the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Courtney captured the first two outings of the season in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., leading the final 26…

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FINAL SHAMROCK CLASSIC ENTRY LISTS RELEASED

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FINAL SHAMROCK CLASSIC ENTRY LISTS RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2019)………The final entry lists have been set for Saturday's "Shamrock Classic" with 58 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget and 48 Micro Sprint drivers set to go at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. on March 9. The midget field includes two past "Shamrock Classic" winners in Justin Grant (2017) and Logan Seavey (2018). Seavey used the victory to springboard him toward a USAC National Midget championship a year ago and is one of three…

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT SHAMROCK CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2019)………Who's going all-in this Saturday night when a hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Factory Canopies "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin? The Factory Canopies "Pot of Gold" Challenge will provide the top-four drivers in passing points throughout the night an opportunity to pad their wallets with a $50,000 bonus. Following the heats and qualifying races, if the top driver in passing points turns down…

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USAC CHAMPS SEAVEY, SUNSHINE, WINDOM ENTER SHAMROCK AS CAR COUNT NEARS 60

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USAC CHAMPS SEAVEY, SUNSHINE, WINDOM ENTER SHAMROCK AS CAR COUNT NEARS 60 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois (March 4, 2019)………Three more USAC National champs - Logan Seavey, Tyler Courtney and Chris Windom, have entered the fray for this Saturday's Factory Canopies "Shamrock Classic" USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series race on March 9 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, where the car count has exploded to close to 60 entries for the fourth annual event. Seavey, the defending USAC National Midget champ from Sutter, Calif., returns as the…

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BC39 AT IMS TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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BC39 AT IMS TICKETS NOW ON SALE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Tickets are on sale now for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Visit IMS.com at any time, or call the IMS Ticket Office at 317-492-6700 or visit the IMS Ticket Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday to buy tickets or for more information. The inaugural event featured a capacity crowd despite rainy conditions, so fans should act quickly to buy seats. The…

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC USAC MIDGET TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC USAC MIDGET TICKETS NOW ON SALE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois (February 20, 2019)………Tickets for the fourth annual Factory Canopies "Shamrock Classic" are now on sale at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2019-shamrock-classic-tickets for the March 9 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Midwest opener at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. General admission tickets are $20 for age 13 and up. Children's general admission tickets (Age 6-12) are $10. Kids 5 and under are free. Reserved seats are $25 and include a "Shamrock Classic" T-Shirt if purchased by March 2. Tickets can also be…

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USAC CHAMPS AMONG FIRST ENTRIES FOR SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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USAC CHAMPS AMONG FIRST ENTRIES FOR SHAMROCK CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois (February 19, 2019)………Four USAC National champions are among the early entries for the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on Saturday, March 9, at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. One-third of the list of USAC Triple Crown title-holders who own championships in Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget have entered, including Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. in the RMS LLC No. 36 and Jerry Coons, Jr. of Tucson,…

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LEARY LOGS FIRST WIN FOR NEW TEAMIN WINTER DIRT GAMES X FINALE

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LEARY LOGS FIRST WIN FOR NEW TEAMIN WINTER DIRT GAMES X FINALEStory By: Richie Murray - USAC MediaPhotos By: Rich Forman/USAC RacingOcala, Florida (February 16, 2019).........The first weekend with a new race team is normally a period when driver and team get accustomed to one another and learn on-the-fly how to win races together.There were very few bumps in the road for C.J. Leary and Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports throughout "Winter Dirt Games X," which culminated Saturday night with the combo's first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory together at Bubba Raceway Park.Leary was highly successful on the USAC trail in his…

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GRANT SURVIVES AND THRIVESIN WINTER DIRT GAMES NIGHT 2

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GRANT SURVIVES AND THRIVESIN WINTER DIRT GAMES NIGHT 2Story By: Richie Murray - USAC MediaPhotos By: Rich Forman & Al Steiberg/USAC RacingOcala, Florida (February 15, 2019).........Justin Grant has won a few and lost a few in the same manner throughout his racing career.  He's now won and lost in the same manner at Bubba Raceway Park following his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory Friday on night two of "Winter Dirt Games X."The Ione, Calif. native won a "survival of the fittest" competition, so to speak, that saw several cars fall by the wayside with tire wear, including race leader…

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LAST LAP HERO WINDOM SCORES OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENER

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LAST LAP HERO WINDOM SCORES OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Ocala, Florida (February 14, 2019).........Chris Windom led just one lap in Thursday's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season opener at Bubba Raceway Park, but it was the one that paid the most as the Canton, Ill. driver prevailed on a wild final lap scramble that saw three different race leaders edge ahead at one point in an instant Valentine's Day classic.Windom's victory gave the venerable Goacher Racing team just its second career USAC National Sprint Car feature win, their first…

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GRANT GOES TO THE TOPP IN OCALA SPRINT PRACTICE

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GRANT GOES TO THE TOPP IN OCALA SPRINT PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC RacingOcala, Florida (February 13, 2019).........Justin Grant recorded the fastest lap in Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice session at Bubba Raceway Park in preparation for this weekend's "Winter Dirt Games X" events.The Ione, Calif. driver set the quickest time of 13.654 in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - Bow Foundation - Challenger Construction/Maxim/Claxton Chevy.  The lap was quicker than the official one-lap track USAC record of 13.683, set by Justin Grant during qualifying in 2017.Grant ranked ahead of Brady Bacon…

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USAC SPRINT TITLE DEFENSE BEGINS FOR COURTNEY

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USAC SPRINT TITLE DEFENSE BEGINS FOR COURTNEY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 13, 2019).........It's already been a dream beginning to 2019 for Tyler Courtney as he's continued the roll of success following his 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car crown and into the start of the new season. Last weekend, his fast start included back-to-back victories in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget openers at Bubba Raceway Park. Now the Indianapolis, Ind. driver embarks on a mission in his Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing No. 7BC to duplicate the feat…

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WDGX OPENER A KEY FOR USAC SPRINT TITLE HOPES

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WDGX OPENER A KEY FOR USAC SPRINT TITLE HOPES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 12, 2019).........To roll off the trailer and find immediate success is the ideal goal for all USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers and teams competing in this week's "Winter Dirt Games X" season openers February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Tyler Courtney found it immediately in the USAC NOS Energy Drink openers there last weekend and used two victories in Ocala last season to springboard his way to a USAC National Sprint title. Yet…

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NEW CAR AND DRIVER COMBOS MARK START OF 2019 USAC SPRINT SEASON

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NEW CAR AND DRIVER COMBOS MARK START OF 2019 USAC SPRINT SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 11, 2019).........Musical chairs was a part of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car offseason as a multitude of drivers, including six of the top-11 in last year's standings, have found new homes for the 2019 tour, beginning with this week's "Winter Dirt Games X" season openers on Feb. 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Indianapolis, Indiana's Tyler Courtney and Clauson/Marshall Racing are singing a perfect tune coming off a championship season in…

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SUNSHINE DOUBLE-DIPS IN OCALA WITH 2ND STRAIGHT USAC MIDGET VICTORY

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SUNSHINE DOUBLE-DIPS IN OCALA WITH 2ND STRAIGHT USAC MIDGET VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos BY: Rich Forman & Jim Murdoch/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 9, 2019).........If Friday's victory at Bubba Raceway Park was one small step toward a successful USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season for Tyler Courtney, then Saturday night's win was a giant leap toward what could be a banner year in the series for the Indianapolis, Indiana driver. Courtney slid by Tucker Klaasmeyer with nine laps remaining in Saturday's 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games X" feature, blasting to victory for the second time in…

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COURTNEY CONTINUES WINTER DIRT GAMES SUCCESS IN USAC MIDGET OPENER

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COURTNEY CONTINUES WINTER DIRT GAMES SUCCESS IN USAC MIDGET OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Al Steinberg/USAC Ocala, Florida (February 8, 2019).........Tyler Courtney continued his winning ways in "Winter Dirt Games" at Bubba Raceway Park in Friday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship season opener. The Indianapolis, Indiana driver was victorious in the final two races of last year's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car portion of "Winter Dirt Games" en route to his first career USAC National driving title. Kicking off the year in grand fashion is the goal of anybody with championship ambitions, and Courtney…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Ocala, Florida (February 7, 2019).........Kevin Thomas, Jr. led all 26 drivers on hand during Thursday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship/"Winter Dirt Games X" practice night at Bubba Raceway Park. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas, in his Petry Motorsports/Bolted Spine Designs - Petry Excavating - Gray Auto/Bullet/Speedway Toyota, set the time in the first of the four sessions with a time of 14.263. C.J. Leary was second at 14.305, followed by Chris Windom (14.420), Chase Jones (14.427) and Tyler…

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