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FIRST-TIME WINNERS MAKE MARK ON 2019 USAC MIDGET SEASON

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS MAKE MARK ON 2019 USAC MIDGET SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (October 16, 2019)………Everybody has to start somewhere. The same rings true for everybody who's ever won a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature. They've all earned that first win somewhere, some place. Entering this weekend's double-dip over a three-night span, this season has already produced four first-time winners with the series, the most in any single year since 2008: Cannon McIntosh (Southern Illinois Center), Chris Windom (Lawrenceburg), Jason McDougal (Jefferson County) and Tanner Carrick (Sweet Springs). This…

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TRI-STATE HARVEST CUP USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW

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TRI-STATE HARVEST CUP USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Haubstadt, Indiana (October 14, 2019)………It's been seven years since the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship graced the quarter-mile dirt of Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., but this Saturday, October 19, the series is back at the racy southern Indiana oval as part of the Harvest Cup. In nine previous appearances by the series dating back to its debut at Tri-State in 1969, no driver has repeated their USAC Midget victory. A new winner will likely emerge this Saturday night in the tenth trip…

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JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL RACE PREVIEW

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JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Wayne City, Illinois (October 14, 2019)………Four past winners are in this year's lineup for the sixth running of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Jason Leffler Memorial this Thursday night, October 17, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois. Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, Okla.) enters as the reigning race winner at 1/8-mile dirt bullring in southern Illinois. He led the final 37 laps of the 40-lap main event to score his first and, still only, career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature win. Thomas earned…

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LAST DANCE FOR USAC SPRINTS IN THE MIDWEST AT TERRE HAUTE

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LAST DANCE FOR USAC SPRINTS IN THE MIDWEST AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana (October 9, 2019)………The last dance. The last chance. One more time for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing in the Midwest before heading westward bound comes to Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track this Friday night, October 11. Finishing the season out west has been a tradition for the series since the CRA Sprint Car division came under the USAC banner in 2004. This year's swing brings the club to California's Perris Auto Speedway for the…

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KTJ’S LOVIN’ IT IN 2ND FALL NATIONALS WIN

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KTJ'S LOVIN' IT IN 2ND FALL NATIONALS WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze Lawrenceburg, Indiana (October 5, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. was bound and determined not to make any mistakes entering Saturday's Fall Nationals at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway. Exactly one week earlier at Eldora Speedway, the Cullman, Ala. native had a pair of chances, first in the sprint car feature where he led the first 18 laps of the 30-lap race before slapping the turn four wall and losing the lead. Later that same night, he was a dominant figure in the Silver Crown main,…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES XI DATES SET FOR FEBRUARY 2020

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WINTER DIRT GAMES XI DATES SET FOR FEBRUARY 2020 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (October 4, 2019)………The decade of the 2020s for USAC racing gets underway in grand fashion over two consecutive weekends in February of 2020 with National Sprint Car and Midget racing in the state of Florida at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park. The festivities begin on Thursday, February 6, with a practice night for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, followed by two-straight nights of complete shows for the series at the 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt track on…

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LAWRENCEBURG FALL NATIONALS PREVIEW

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LAWRENCEBURG FALL NATIONALS PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dave Dellinger Lawrenceburg, Indiana (September 30, 2019)………This Saturday's 63rd appearance by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway brings to us the 10th running of the Fall Nationals under USAC sanction on October 5. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) enters as the reigning Fall Nationals winner, leading the first lap and the final 18 laps in a spirited duel with Brady Bacon. He's riding a hot streak at The Burg as the winner of the two most recent series appearances, also capturing the win…

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BACON BOLTS TO ELDORA SILVER CROWN TRIUMPH

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BACON BOLTS TO ELDORA SILVER CROWN TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dallas Breeze Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Entering Saturday's USAC Silver Crown season finale at Eldora Speedway, the formula was simple. A 4th place finish or better by Brady Bacon was what he needed to secure Klatt Enterprises' first series owner title. Bacon defied all notions of running "just good enough." His intentions were fully set on winning and closing the curtain on a banner year for himself and the Klatt team by capturing his second series victory of the season, and his career, leading…

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COURTNEY CONNECTS ON RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA SPRINT WIN

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COURTNEY CONNECTS ON RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Ryan Sellers Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Tyler Courtney reached unprecedented territory following Saturday night's 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature. Not even the likes of three-in-row winners Jud Larson, Bubby Jones, Jack Hewitt or Steve Butler can claim four consecutive USAC National Sprint Car victories at Eldora Speedway. However, Courtney, the reigning series champ, can now claim the record as his own after winning his seventh series main event of the year, three of which have come…

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COURTNEY CLAIMS THRONE IN 4-CROWN MIDGET MAIN

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COURTNEY CLAIMS THRONE IN 4-CROWN MIDGET MAIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dallas Breeze Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Tyler Courtney had all the right moves in Saturday night's 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature, but when you're amidst a high-speed game of chess on the banks of Eldora Speedway, you've got to have all the right moves at just the right time. That's among the laundry list of accomplishments the Indianapolis, Ind. driver achieved in becoming just the third driver to repeat a 4-Crown Midget feature victory, joining Rich Vogler…

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WINDOM A GAS CITY GIANT AT JAMES DEAN CLASSIC

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WINDOM A GAS CITY GIANT AT JAMES DEAN CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean Gas City, Indiana (September 26, 2019)………Gas City I-69 Speedway had greeted Chris Windom on numerous occasions throughout his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, 19 to be exact, since his debut at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2007. It's unfair to say that the track had been unkind to the Canton, Ill. driver over the years, with nine top-five finishes in those 19 previous starts coming into Thursday night's second running of the James Dean Classic. Yet, that one single,…

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SUNSHINE EYES RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA USAC SPRINT WIN

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SUNSHINE EYES RECORD 4TH STRAIGHT ELDORA USAC SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 25, 2019)………In the long, storied history of Eldora Speedway, no individual has ever won four consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature events. That record is in jeopardy this Saturday night in the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv. Tyler Courtney has won each of the last three in the division at Eldora dating to last year's 4-Crown. The Indianapolis, Ind. driver then proceeded to win the next two in May and July of…

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USAC SILVER CROWN 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW

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USAC SILVER CROWN 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 24, 2019)………The finale for the feast of racing at Eldora Speedway this Saturday night known as the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv also presents the finale for the 2019 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season. All Kody Swanson has to do is present at the start of the night's 50-lap main event and that'll clinch himself an unprecedented fifth driving title with the series. Justin Grant is second in the series standings, 63 points back. Grant could gain the…

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McDOUGAL AND FOXCO TEAM FOR ELDORA SILVER CROWN RUN

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McDOUGAL AND FOXCO TEAM FOR ELDORA SILVER CROWN RUN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 24, 2019)………Jason McDougal has been named the driver of the Foxco Racing No. 56 for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series finale at the 38th 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv from Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. One year ago, McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) made an impressive Silver Crown debut during the 2018 4-Crown Nationals, starting 7th and finishing 4th. His second series start may have been even more memorable as he captured victory in the…

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THOMAS ROLLS WITH DYSON AT 4-CROWN

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THOMAS ROLLS WITH DYSON AT 4-CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 24, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. will strap into the seat of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season finale at Eldora Speedway in the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) took the runner-up position in last year's 4-Crown Silver Crown race and is eager to score both his first Silver Crown win and first Eldora USAC win in one fell swoop. Thomas has made six Silver…

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USAC MIDGET 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW

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USAC MIDGET 4-CROWN RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio (September 23, 2019)………Tyler Courtney has been a dominant force at Eldora Speedway over the past two years entering Saturday's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget portion of the 38th running of the 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.TV. Since the Silver Crown race in September of 2017, Courtney has won five of the eight USAC National events held at the famed Rossburg, Ohio half-mile, including two-for-two in a sprint car this year and three of the four 4-Crown races in three different classes…

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JAMES DEAN CLASSIC USAC SPRINT PREVIEW

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JAMES DEAN CLASSIC USAC SPRINT PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Gas City, Indiana (September 23, 2019)………The last time the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars visited Indiana's Gas City I-69 Speedway in July, a sliver of a tip of a single strand of hair separated the top-two at the finish line. This Thursday, September 26, USAC hits the quarter-mile dirt oval straight up I-69 for the second running of the James Dean Classic, which last year, was as memorable as any sock hop, soda pop, basketball and auto shop put together as Kevin Thomas,…

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38 ENTRIES FOR SUNDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100

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38 ENTRIES FOR SUNDAY'S BETTENHAUSEN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (September 17, 2019)………The entry list for Sunday's 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt has been revealed with 38 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car drivers and teams ready to take on the legendary Springfield mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Five past Bettenhausen 100 winners are entered for the Sunday afternoon race. Among them is Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.), who enters as the defending winner of the Bettenhausen 100 en route to a sweep of both Illinois dirt mile…

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BETTENHAUSEN 100 REFIRES ON THE DIRT SUNDAY IN SPRINGFIELD

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BETTENHAUSEN 100 REFIRES ON THE DIRT SUNDAY IN SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean Springfield, Illinois (September 16, 2019)………The glorious roar of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series returns to the iconic Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield this Sunday, September 22, for the 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt, honoring the great racing family based out of Tinley Park, Ill. Following August's washout, the date marks just the third time the Bettenhausen 100 will have been held in the month of September, following Chuck Gurney's victory in 1996 and Kody…

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IMMACULATE CUMMINS TAKES HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

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IMMACULATE CUMMINS TAKES HAUBSTADT HUSTLER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Haubstadt, Indiana (September 14, 2019)………In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and Kyle Cummins winning at Tri-State Speedway in 2019. Cummins, of Princeton, Ind., continued his immaculate season at the quarter-mile dirt oval in Haubstadt, Ind., winning his seventh race in seven tries this year at Tri-State, and picking up his second career Haubstadt Hustler victory after collecting Saturday night's $10,000-to-win 40-lap feature co-sanctioned by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car…

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GRANT GAINS THE UPPER HAND AT HURTUBISE CLASSIC

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GRANT GAINS THE UPPER HAND AT HURTUBISE CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Terre Haute, Indiana (September 13, 2019)………Justin Grant remembers going a long way in his first visit to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2010. Friday night, the Ione, Calif. native showed he's come a long way in another aspect since his humbling introduction to the famed western Indiana half-mile nearly a decade earlier, winning the 20th running of the Jim Hurtubise Classic for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, his first Sprint Car win of any kind at the track. "In my…

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JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC PREVIEW

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JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana (September 9, 2019)………Friday's Jim Hurtubise Classic begins a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car doubleheader weekend in the Hoosier state this Friday, September 13, at one of USAC's longest-tenured venues, the Terre Haute Action Track, which hosted its first USAC Sprint Car event more than six decades ago, in 1957. Friday's race honors the most successful USAC Sprint Car driver in those early years at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds half-mile, Jim Hurtubise, who won five-straight between 1960 and 1962. "Herk," a 1993 inductee…

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RICH VOGLER CLASSIC ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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RICH VOGLER CLASSIC ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Brownsburg, Indiana (September 5, 2019)………Six past USAC Silver Crown winners at Lucas Oil Raceway are entered for this Saturday's Rich Vogler Classic from the .686-mile paved oval west of Indianapolis. Tanner Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) is a five-time Silver Crown winner at LOR and, with one more victory, would surpass Mike Bliss as the winningest Silver Crown driver in the history of the track, which has hosted Silver Crown racing regularly since 1985. He's a two-time victor of the Rich Vogler Classic 2013 and…

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RYAN NEWMAN RETURNS FOR SATURDAY’S RICH VOGLER CLASSIC

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RYAN NEWMAN RETURNS FOR SATURDAY'S RICH VOGLER CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Nearpass Speedway, Indiana (September 5, 2019)………Ryan Newman will return to the seat of a USAC Silver Crown Champ Car this Saturday night, September 7, in the Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. Newman, the 1999 USAC Silver Crown champion, has gone on to have a highly-successful Monster Energy NASCAR Cup career with 51 poles and 18 victories, including wins in the 2008 Daytona 500 and the 2013 Brickyard 400. Newman (South Bend, Ind.) will drive the No. 2v…

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CHAMP CARS BACK ON THE PAVEMENT IN VOGLER CLASSIC

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CHAMP CARS BACK ON THE PAVEMENT IN VOGLER CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Cameron Neveu Brownsburg, Indiana (September 2, 2019)………The 26th edition of the Rich Vogler Classic arrives at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. this Saturday, September 7, for the sixth and final appearance of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series on pavement in 2019. The pavement has been mostly dominated by one driver this season, point leader Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.), who's won the pole and the race at four of the five so far: Memphis, Toledo, Madison and Salem. However, the…

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WILSON WHEELS TO FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN IN Du QUOIN

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WILSON WHEELS TO FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN IN Du QUOIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois (September 1, 2019)………For the majority of his career, Jacob Wilson has been deemed a "pavement guy." While that's certainly a testament to his skills on the asphalt where he's earned victories in the Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial once and the Little 500 twice, most notably, it was a label that Wilson was anxious to shed. Nevermind that he's been consistent on the dirt in recent years and even won the pole in his most recent appearance…

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THORSON TABBED FOR DYSON’S RIDE AT Du QUOIN

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THORSON TABBED FOR DYSON'S RIDE AT Du QUOIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Adam Mollenkopf Du Quoin, Illinois (August 28, 2019)………Tanner Thorson, the 2016 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion, has been named the driver of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 for this Sunday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Ted Horn 100 at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds on September 1. Thorson has made just one career start in his Silver Crown career, back in 2015 at Eldora Speedway's 4-Crown Nationals. The drive came in a last-minute substitute role for Michael Dutcher…

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USAC DOUBLEHEADER HISTORY COMES ALIVE FRIDAY AT TRI-CITY

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USAC DOUBLEHEADER HISTORY COMES ALIVE FRIDAY AT TRI-CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan Demarco/RacersGuide.com Granite City, Illinois (August 27, 2019)………The USAC doubleheader. An opportunity for a racer to showcase his or her versatile skills in multiple disciplines on one track in a single night. The chance for a rare breed to accomplish what so few individuals have done before them by succeeding and winning in both. The stage awaits this Friday night, August 30, at Tri-City Speedway for the Brandt River Town Showdown, where both the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and USAC AMSOIL…

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J.J. YELEY, USAC TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP, ENTERS BC39

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J.J. YELEY, USAC TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP, ENTERS BC39 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Rich Forman Speedway, Indiana (August 27, 2019)………J.J. Yeley, a veteran of the Indianapolis 500, an eight-time Brickyard 400 starter and six-time NASCAR Xfinity Series starter at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has filed his entry to compete in the Sept. 4-5 Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink. Yeley and car owner Jeff Taylor become the 87th team entered for the $15,000-to-win event with the deadline for BC39 team entries looming on Thursday, August 29, at https://www.thebc39.com/. Yeley (Phoenix, Ariz.) is one of USAC's most prolific…

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NEARLY 200 WINS REPRESENTED IN BC39 LINEUP THUS FAR

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NEARLY 200 WINS REPRESENTED IN BC39 LINEUP THUS FAR Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 26, 2019)………There's no questioning the difficulty of winning a feature event on the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship trail. One must be at the top of your game, up in the seat, and prepared for anything thrown in your direction, situationally or slider-wise. There's no slouching on this year's 87-car, and growing, entry list for the Sept. 4-5 Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at IMS. Nearly one-third of the…

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TED HORN 100 BRINGS MAGIC TO THE Du QUOIN MILE SUNDAY

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TED HORN 100 BRINGS MAGIC TO THE Du QUOIN MILE SUNDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois (August 26, 2019)………The Du Quoin State Fairgrounds have been a staple on the AAA and USAC Championship Car racing trail since 1948. Seven decades later, the spectacular sight of a full field of USAC Silver Crown cars rumbling down the front stretch of the one-mile dirt oval in southern Illinois sends a chill down the spine. The chill, and the roar, returns this Sunday night, September 1, with the Ted Horn 100, honoring the late,…

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USAC SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN FRIDAY IN GRANITE CITY

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USAC SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN FRIDAY IN GRANITE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Granite City, Illinois (August 26, 2019)………Just a little over three months since the series' last visit, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship makes its return to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois this Friday night, August 30, for the Brandt River Town Showdown. Chris Windom won the first round of the Showdown at Tri-City back in May, leading the final ten laps to score the victory after starting fifth. The Canton, Ill. native was a force all night, qualifying second…

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COURTNEY THE KING OF SMACKDOWN VIII AT KOKOMO

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COURTNEY THE KING OF SMACKDOWN VIII AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana (August 24, 2019)………After positioning himself as King of the Hill earlier in the evening to earn a starting spot on the pole position for the feature, Tyler Courtney emerged as king of the mountaintop with his Smackdown VIII victory Saturday night, leading all 40 laps to join three-time winner Dave Darland in becoming the second multi-time victor of the event at Kokomo Speedway. The win was Courtney's series-leading sixth USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature win of the season.…

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SEAVEY SINGS A WINNING TUNE AT SMACKDOWN NIGHT TWO

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SEAVEY SINGS A WINNING TUNE AT SMACKDOWN NIGHT TWO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana (August 23, 2019)………One night after claiming a victory in Sprint Car Smackdown's annual karaoke contest, Logan Seavey was singing a different tune Friday night on the track at Kokomo Speedway, ending it on a high note in victory lane following his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car triumph. The reigning USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion used his voice to win karaoke hardware with Garth Brooks' "That Summer" after a broken wheel cover ended a solid…

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T-MEZ TURNS IT UP AT SMACKDOWN VIII OPENER

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T-MEZ TURNS IT UP AT SMACKDOWN VIII OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Kokomo, Indiana (August 22, 2019)………Time after time, Thomas Meseraull has proven every time he straps into a racecar, he's a threat to win. One night after leading 12 laps in Simon Racing's No. 23s at #GYATK Night, the San Jose, Calif. native stepped into Tom Eades' No. 47 Thursday night for the Sprint Car Smackdown VIII opener and never skipped a beat, racing to his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory of the year, and first for Eades, a Kokomo,…

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BC39 ENTRY LIST RISES TO 83 FOR THE SEPT. 4-5 SPECTACULAR AT IMS

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BC39 ENTRY LIST RISES TO 83 FOR THE SEPT. 4-5 SPECTACULAR AT IMS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 22, 2019)………The entry list for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink continues to grow by leaps and bounds and now stands at 83 cars for the September 4-5 event at The Dirt Track at IMS. Just one week remains until the entry cutoff on Thursday night, August 29 at https://www.thebc39.com/. Among the newest entries for the event are a four-car team for Tucker/Boat Motorsports, led by last year's BC39 runner-up finisher Chad Boat…

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GRANT GASSES TO #GYATK NIGHT TRIUMPH

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GRANT GASSES TO #GYATK NIGHT TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 21, 2019)………Sprint Car Smackdown week began just as it left off the year before with Justin Grant racing to victory Wednesday in #GYATK Night following the Ione, California driver's victory in the Smackdown finale in 2018. Grant emerged from a mid-race tussle with Brady Bacon and Thomas Meseraull, then slid by Bacon with eight laps remaining to score the victory in the non-points special event, a 27-lap feature race which Grant described as feeling like "slick track go-kart racing" around…

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SMACKDOWN VIII RACE PREVIEW

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SMACKDOWN VIII RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 20, 2019)………Sprint Car Smackdown VIII arrives with a bang this week as one of the most prestigious events on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar gets underway for its eighth edition Aug. 22-24 with the kickoff companion event, #GYATK Night, beginning the racing feast on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Seven drivers expected to compete in this year's Smackdown have won a feature in the event - preliminary or final night. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) arrives as the reigning final night winner of…

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STOCKON IN LINE TO EQUAL CONSECUTIVE USAC SPRINT START RECORD AT KOKOMO

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STOCKON IN LINE TO EQUAL CONSECUTIVE USAC SPRINT START RECORD AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 20, 2019)………One of the ultimate ironman streaks is on the line for Chase Stockon as he prepares to equal the series' most consecutive starts streaks this week during Sprint Car Smackdown VIII at Aug. 22-24 at Kokomo Speedway. Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) has made 281 consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature starts since 2012. If all were to go in accordance with his plans and he qualifies for the feature on all three…

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BRISCOE SIGNS ON FOR BC39 AS RACE CLOSES IN ON 70 ENTRIES

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BRISCOE SIGNS ON FOR BC39 AS RACE CLOSES IN ON 70 ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Mike Roth Speedway, Indiana (August 19, 2019)………Chase Briscoe, who currently ranks sixth in NASCAR Xfinity Series standings, has filed his entry for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink on September 4-5 at The Dirt Track at IMS, as the list of cars for the mega event has risen to 69 with less than two weeks remaining until the entry cutoff on Thursday night, August 29 at https://www.thebc39.com/. Briscoe, who'll pilot his own No. 5B in the event, has extensive experience…

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DARLAND A SMACKDOWN MASTER OVER THE PAST DECADE

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DARLAND A SMACKDOWN MASTER OVER THE PAST DECADE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 19, 2019)………To be a consistent front runner on a race-by-race basis is a task that drivers and teams are constantly faced with in pursuit of feature wins and season championships. To be consistent year-after-year-after is taking it to another level. When faced with different challenges and facing off with stout competition from one season to the next, it can become a chore to get the job done for three, five, 10 or even 20-plus straight years. The best…

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LEARY, SEAVEY, SCHUERENBERG FORM SMACKDOWN TRIO FOR REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

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LEARY, SEAVEY, SCHUERENBERG FORM SMACKDOWN TRIO FOR REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Kokomo, Indiana (August 16, 2019)………C.J. Leary, Logan Seavey and Hunter Schuerenberg will make up a three-driver lineup for Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports during the upcoming Sprint Car Smackdown VIII at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway August 22-23-24. The Arizona-based team has led the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver and owner points since May with Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) as the sole pilot of the No. 19AZ, picking up a February victory in Ocala, Fla. as well as multiple mini-series titles at Eastern Storm and NOS…

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STENHOUSE JOINS BC39 FIELD AS ENTRY LIST SKYROCKETS PAST 60

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STENHOUSE JOINS BC39 FIELD AS ENTRY LIST SKYROCKETS PAST 60 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 15, 2019)………Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. headlines the newest group of drivers for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink with the entry list for the September 4-5 event at The Dirt Track at IMS surging to 62 cars with still two weeks remaining until the entry cutoff on Thursday night, August 29 at https://www.thebc39.com/. Stenhouse (Olive Branch, Miss.), a veteran of 243 starts on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tour, has an extensive…

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McDOUGAL TAKES THE WHEEL FOR DYSON AT SPRINGFIELD

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McDOUGAL TAKES THE WHEEL FOR DYSON AT SPRINGFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Kasi Chapman Springfield, Illinois (August 15, 2019)………Jason McDougal will be in the seat of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on August 17. McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) has made just two previous starts in his Silver Crown career and was spectacular in both. His debut came in the Fall of 2018 aboard Dyson's machine in the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway where he started 7th…

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KTJ AIMS TO RUN UP FRONT AT SPRINGFIELD AND END RUNNER-UP STREAK

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KTJ AIMS TO RUN UP FRONT AT SPRINGFIELD AND END RUNNER-UP STREAK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (August 14, 2019)………No driver has finished as consistently well on the dirt tracks of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series over the past calendar year than has Kevin Thomas, Jr., as he prepares for this Saturday's 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by BRANDT at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. There's been a consistent theme in each of the Cullman, Alabama native's last four starts: a 2nd at Springfield, a 2nd at…

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USAC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019: CAPELS, CLAUSON, JORDAN, STEELE

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USAC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019: CAPELS, CLAUSON, JORDAN, STEELE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 14, 2019)………USAC's newest Hall of Fame class members have been named for 2019 with Johnny Capels, Bryan Clauson, Dick Jordan and Dave Steele receiving the votes to make up the eighth class of inductees, who will be formally inducted on Wednesday, September 4, during the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. New Mexico native Capels is a five-time National Championship-winning chief mechanic, winning back-to-back USAC National Championships with…

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BC39 FIELD SOARS PAST 50 WITH BACON, BELL, LARSON AND OTHER TOP STARS ENTERED

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BC39 FIELD SOARS PAST 50 WITH BACON, BELL, LARSON AND OTHER TOP STARS ENTERED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 14, 2019)………Defending BC39 winner Brady Bacon, along with USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champions Christopher Bell, Jerry Coons, Jr. Dave Darland, Logan Seavey and Tanner Thorson, as well as NASCAR Monster Energy Cup winner Kyle Larson and a host of others, are among the latest drivers entered for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, as the field has now grown to 55 cars for the…

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SIX PAST WINNERS HEADLINE BETTENHAUSEN 100 ENTRY LIST

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SIX PAST WINNERS HEADLINE BETTENHAUSEN 100 ENTRY LIST Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2019)………The field for this Saturday afternoon's 58th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds is chock full of past winners on the legendary Springfield Mile. Brian Tyler (Mt. Pleasant, NC) leads all drivers in the lineup with four Bettenhausen 100 victories in 2004-05-08-11. A.J. Fike (Galesburg, Ill.) won back-to-back Bettenhausen 100 races in 2012-13 just as Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) did in 2014-15. Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.) prepares for his 26th…

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KLATT’S DUAL-THREAT HAS TEAM 2ND IN OWNER POINTS

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KLATT'S DUAL-THREAT HAS TEAM 2ND IN OWNER POINTS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Springfield, Illinois (August 12, 2019)………Within the realm of USAC racing, there are two separate categories in which a National championship season can be claimed: driver and owner. In most cases, the champion driver corresponds with the champion owner, such as it is at the moment with driver Kody Swanson and his Nolen Racing No. 20 leading the way in both standings. However, while Swanson holds a commanding 71-point lead on the driver side of things, lurking closely behind Nolen in the…

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SPRINGFIELD WINNER WINDOM HOPES BETTENHAUSEN 100 JUMP STARTS SEASON

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SPRINGFIELD WINNER WINDOM HOPES BETTENHAUSEN 100 JUMP STARTS SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean Springfield, Illinois (August 12, 2019)………The ups and downs involved in auto racing are undeniable. Defending Bettenhausen 100 winner Chris Windom has certainly had his share of obstacles this season as he prepares for this Saturday's 58th running of the "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. It's been a rocky road thus far that's included crashes and mechanical gremlins among final results that don't indicate how fast they've actually been before misfortune arose. Last Saturday at Salem Speedway,…

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