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THE MADMAN IS BACK

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BALLOU RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE AT ELDORA AFTER 8-MONTH RECOVERY Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM Rossburg, Ohio- May 14, 2017- Thursday, he was medically cleared.  Friday, he was back in a racecar.  Saturday, he was back in victory lane. The timeline of events that led to Ballou’s triumphant return to the top after an agonizing eight-month recovery from serious neck injuries sustained in a racing accident last September is as remarkable as it comes. The storybook journey took the Rocklin, California native and 2015 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion to…

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GRANT GUIDES THE WAY TO VICTORY ON NIGHT ONE OF #LETSRACETWO AT ELDORA

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GRANT GUIDES THE WAY TO VICTORY ON NIGHT ONE OF #LETSRACETWO AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........Eldora Speedway is the venue the Justin Grant/Sam McGhee Motorsports tandem truly kicked into gear last September as they raced to their first USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature win. On Friday's night one of #LetsRaceTwo, the two showed that the magic touch from eight months ago at the Big E has no signs of wearing off as they raced to their second USAC victory in as many tries at the western Ohio dirt oval. It was…

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Ballou Back In Action This Weekend

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Robert Ballou Making Return From Injury At Eldora Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM ROSSBURG, Ohio –May 12, 2017- Former USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Robert Ballou announced Thursday that he has been cleared to return to competition. Ballou will make his return to to USAC competition this weekend at Eldora Speedway aboard his own No. 12 during Eldora Speedway’s #LetsRaceTwo event. His comeback closes an eight-month recovery from injuries he suffered in a USAC/CRA sprint car crash in September of 2016 at California’s Calistoga Speedway during the Louie Vermeil Classic. After…

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#LETSRACETWO WITH USAC AND WoO AT ELDORA

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ELDORA SAYS #LETSRACETWO WITH USAC AND WoO THIS FRI. AND SAT. NIGHT Press Release By: RICCHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Rossburg  Ohio- May 9, 2017- USAC and WoO, let’s race two.  No matter how you say it, cut it or slice it, it’ll stand your arm hairs up on end.  Not only does a single ticket serve up the best of traditional and wing racing on consecutive nights that’s sure to whet a race fan’s racing palate and tantalize the senses this Friday and Saturday night, May 12-13. It’s Eldora Speedway. The place…

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USAC NON-WING SPRINTS “EASTERN STORM” GOES GREEN AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER SERIES 2017. . . . . . . . USAC NON-WING SPRINTS “EASTERN STORM” GOES GREEN AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Three-wide racing, thrilling slide jobs and rim-riding the guardrail with wheelie action is the best way to explain USAC 410 sprint car non-wing racing. You have to see it to believe it. The leanest and meanest racers from USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series – the nation’s largest group of non-wing open-wheel racers – make their annual stop on the east coast for the 2017 version…

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Meet The Real Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart; Racing Icon Sharing A Day With A Dying Man Story By: DON RADEBAUGH / HISTORY MYSTRY MAN.COM Photos Courtesy : NEMIRE FAMILY  Indianapolis Ind.- May 5, 2017- I’m not sure if you can uncover more emotion from a human life in one afternoon, but the Nemire racing family got just about as close as you can get. Longtime ARCA/USAC competitor, winner, champion Jerry Nemire has been fighting cancer for the better part of 15 years. Monday morning didn’t start out all that good for him. He was weak and wasn’t feeling well. He also knew that Tony Stewart’s dad Nelson was…

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Santos Rules Copper Classic Return To Phoenix

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SANTOS SAVORS VICTORY IN SILVER CROWN RETURN TO PHOENIX Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: AL STEINBURG / USAC SERIES PHOTO Phoenix, Arizona- April 30, 2017- It had been eight years since the United States Auto Club competed at Phoenix Raceway.  Since then, the track has been slightly reconfigured, repaved and renovated. On Saturday, to Bobby Santos, it was still the same Phoenix Raceway he knew and loved back in 2009 when he raced to a USAC National Midget victory at the one-mile tri-oval. In his return, Santos used his experience and bravado to outduel David…

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8 YEARS IN THE MAKING, USAC SILVER CROWN IS BACK AT PHOENIX

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8 YEARS IN THE MAKING, USAC SILVER CROWN IS BACK AT PHOENIX RACEWAY THIS FRI.-SAT. Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC The journey to Phoenix Raceway is a trail that has been journeyed numerous times throughout USAC's illustrious history. A.J. Foyt christened the new mile track back in 1964 and, from there on, visits by USAC's premier series to Phoenix became an annual can't-miss-event in which fans and teams from all over annually migrated to the southwest for a weekend of speed. From 1987 through 2009, the USAC Silver Crown series put on race after memorable race,…

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WINDOM TURNS THE TIDE AT TRI-STATE

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WINDOM TAMES BOESPFLUG TO TAKE TRI-STATE’S SPRING SHOWDOWN Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE NEARPASS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Haubstadt, Indiana - April 16, 2017- One night after victory slipped through his fingers and into the hands of Chad Boespflug during a spectacular late-race duel at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway, Chris Windom wouldn’t let opportunity escape his grasp once again in Saturday night’s “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway, co-sanctioned by USAC and MSCS. However, an average finish of 12th over 13 career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts at Tri-State didn’t bode well for Windom’s odds coming into…

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BACON BRINGS HIS BROOM, SWEEPS KOKOMO GRAND PRIX

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BACON BRINGS HIS BROOM, SWEEPS KOKOMO GRAND PRIX Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Bill Miller & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana - The month of April has quickly become the "sweeps" period for USAC's national series as Brady Bacon became the second driver in as many weeks to complete an undefeated weekend by capturing both nights of the "Kokomo Grand Prix" at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway. One week after Chris Windom claimed victories in consecutive nights at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Silver Crown action, respectively, it was…

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Historic Kokomo Next For USAC Midgets

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USAC Midgets Set To Take On Historic Kokomo  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND.- April 5, 2017- The USAC National Midget Series and Kokomo Speedway is a union that dates back to a bygone era of no cages and short-sleeve t-shirts serving as firesuits. Over the past six decades, the track has delivered the goods when it comes to USAC midget racing on the quarter-mile dirt oval located a little over an hour north of Indianapolis. It’s the only venue, in fact, from USAC’s initial National Midget season of 1956 that remains…

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WINDOM WINS THE SUMAR, COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP

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WINDOM WINS THE SUMAR, COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP Story By:Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Dennis Krieger/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........Chris Windom picked up right where he left off in a number of ways Sunday night at the Terre Haute Action Track. One night after celebrating a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car score at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, Windom was back in the familiar setting of victory lane at the 17th running of the "Sumar Classic." "It's pretty special getting the win last night and then to come out here with a brand-new team, I really don't know what to…

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com March may have come in like a lion, but the hugely-anticipated month of April truly delivers the roar to the contingent of Midwest fans and drivers who have eagerly awaited this moment for the past six months. It's the return of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing to the state of Indiana, which arrives this Saturday night, April 1 at southeastern Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway. Ione, California's Justin Grant has been dominant in the early part of the season after picking up the…

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NEW LOOK TEAM HAS GRANT EYING REDEMPTION IN SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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NEW LOOK TEAM HAS GRANT EYING REDEMPTION IN SUNDAY'S SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Justin Grant remembers the heartbreak from the 2016 "Sumar Classic" all too clearly. After setting fast time in qualifying, Grant dominated the first 93 laps from the pole position and appeared to be on his way to his first career USAC Silver Crown victory. However, as he rode the rail on the bottom between turns three and four, one little mistake was all it took for a near-perfect afternoon to slip through his fingers as he missed…

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C.J. Leary Looks For Sumar Classic Repeat

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DEFENDING WINNER C.J. LEARY AIMS FOR REPEAT SUCCESS IN APRIL 2ND SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE Story By; RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis In.- March 25, 2017- In May of 1997, back when C.J. Leary was just a year old, the Leary family reached USAC Silver Crown victory lane for the first time. Chuck Leary, C.J.’s father, scored a prestigious win in the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for his first and only career USAC National triumph.  It may have just been a single victory, but oh, what a victory…

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE APRIL 2ND! Story By: Richie Murrray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The largest car count for the "Sumar Classic" in nearly two decades is expected for the USAC Silver Crown season opener Sunday, April 2 at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. Thirty-three drivers and cars are on the list of expected competitors for this year's 100-lap showdown on the famed half-mile dirt oval. The list includes some of the most decorated racers in USAC history as well as one of the strongest fields seen in several seasons. USAC Triple…

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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017

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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the 61-year history of the United States Auto Club, repeating as a national series champion has proven to be one of the ultimate litmus tests of determining the greats in the sport. Though, certainly not unprecedented in the history of the series, the list of drivers who have repeated as a USAC National Midget is chock full of drivers who defined their eras. In 2017, Tanner Thorson has an opportunity to take a big step toward joining…

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC KICKS OFF 2017 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON SATURDAY

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC KICKS OFF 2017 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON SATURDAY IN Du QUOIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com One of the deepest USAC National Midget fields in years is set to hit the track for the first time in 2017 this Saturday, March 18th for the second-running of the "Shamrock Classic" at Du Quoin's Southern Illinois Center. Fifty drivers have already pre-entered for the $3900-to-win USAC Midget National Championship season opener that brings the series indoors to showcase the intense open wheel action on the 1/6-mile indoor oval that has routinely provided some of the most…

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Hamilton Family Aims For USAC History At PIR

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Davey Hamilton Sr. and Davey Hamilton Jr. Will Race Against Each Other When the USAC Silver Crown Series Returns to Phoenix Int’l Raceway in April. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES EDIA Photos By: JEREMEY RHOADES / RACERSGUIDE PHOTO STAFF  INDIANAPOLIS  IND.- February 18, 2017-  Davey Hamilton Sr. and Davey Hamilton Jr. will look to become just the fifth father-son duo to compete against each other in a USAC Silver Crown Series race on April 29 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway during the Phoenix Copper Cup. At Phoenix the Hamiltons will pilot team cars for the Fred Gormly/RPM Auto Enterprise team,…

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Windom To Defend Silver Crown Title With Kazmark

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Chris Windom Will Drive For A New Team, Looks To Defend his USAC Silver Crown Series Championship. Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND.- February 17, 2017- Defending USAC Silver Crown champion Chris Windom will sport a new look this year as he takes the wheel of the Kazmark Motorsports No. 92, a team that makes its return to the series after a 16-year hiatus. Windom was a consistent front-runner in every series race on both the dirt and pavement surfaces last year, becoming the first driver since Jimmy Caruthers in 1975 to finish in…

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GRANDVIEW AND LINCOLN TO OPEN UP JUNE’S EASTERN STORM

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GRANDVIEW AND LINCOLN TO OPEN UP JUNE'S EASTERN STORM Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com The Eastern Storm schedule for 2017 has been completed with the additions of Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway to the five-race series for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in Pennsylvania during June. The series now kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, followed up one night later at Abbottstown, PA's Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14. Eastern Storm continues with the previously-announced dates on Thursday, June 15 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA…

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LINDA’S SPEEDWAY COMPLETES 2017 PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK

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LINDA'S SPEEDWAY COMPLETES 2017 PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing - Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The final TBA date for the 2017 edition of Pennsylvania Midget Week has been revealed. Linda's Speedway, the quarter-mile dirt oval in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, will host the PA Midget Week finale on Thursday, August 17. The event will be the finale of the four-race USAC National Midget tour of the Keystone State alongside the USAC/ARDC Midgets. The third annual Pennsylvania Midget Week gets underway Sunday, Aug. 13 at York Haven's Susquehanna Speedway, followed by Spring Run's Path Valley Speedway Park on Monday,…

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USAC PARTNERS WITH ARDC FOR 19-RACE EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET SLATE

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USAC PARTNERS WITH ARDC FOR 19-RACE EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET SLATE IN 2017 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing - Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The United States Auto Club and the American Racing Drivers Club have announced a partnership that begins in 2017 with a 19-race slate scheduled at a bevy of traditional stops for midget racing in the east. The USAC Eastern Regional Midget Series presented by ARDC will ensure that midget racing remains a stronghold in the east. The clubs are two of the most storied in the history of midget auto racing with ARDC's roots dating back to 1940…

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THORSON WEATHERS STORMY START TO CLAIM 2016 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

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THORSON WEATHERS STORMY START  TO CLAIM 2016 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media - Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Coming into the 2016 USAC National Midget season, many observers earmarked Tanner Thorson as the odds-on favorite to become the next series champion. Armed with three years of experience in the series and a ride in the perennially potent Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports ride, it was more than enough to provide credence to the notion that Thorson would be a contender to win each and every night he strapped into the TRD - JBL Audio/Bullet/Speedway Toyota No 67. However, the…

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TITLES TO BE DECIDED AND STARS CONVERGE AT 76TH TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX IN VENTURA

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TITLES TO BE DECIDED AND STARS CONVERGE AT 76TH TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX IN VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Fans who congregate at the Ventura Raceway for the 76th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix next Wednesday and Thursday, November 23rd and 24th, will have a chance to see a bevy of racing stars, including NASCAR divers Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu, as well as two championships being decided. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM each day with qualifying at 3:30 and racing at 5:30. After closing out their NASCAR…

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ALEX BRIGHT TO SUIT UP FOR 2017 USAC EASTERN STORM

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ALEX BRIGHT TO SUIT UP FOR 2017 USAC EASTERN STORM Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media - Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Midget racing standout Alex Bright will pilot a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car for Pennsylvania car owner Rick Kaylor in the 11th annual "Eastern Storm" series in 2017. Bright, who has yet to make a USAC Sprint Car start in his career, has 40 career USAC National Midget feature starts, including a second-place finish at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway in 2012. The Collegeville, Pennsylvania native is renowned for his success in a midget on a resume that is…

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BACON ADDS MIKE CURB “SUPER LICENSE” TO 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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BACON ADDS MIKE CURB "SUPER LICENSE" TO 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing - Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has wrapped up the 2016 USAC Mike Curb "Super License," adding that to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Championship he completed last weekend. The $5,000 cash award will be presented by Mr. Curb at the December 9 USAC "Night of Champions" National Awards Banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis, Ind. The award honors the driver earning the most total USAC National points in the Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget series…

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BOESPFLUG STOPS WINDOM’S STREAK TO TAKE “OVAL NATIONALS” NIGHT ONE

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BOESPFLUG STOPS WINDOM'S STREAK TO TAKE "OVAL NATIONALS" NIGHT ONE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media - Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........In what has already been a banner year for Chad Boespflug, the Hanford, California native checked off yet another highlight-reel moment during the 2016 season - a USAC victory in his home state - after winning night one of the 21st Budweiser "Oval Nationals" at Perris Auto Speedway. In fact, the Thursday Perris triumph marks the fifth different state Boespflug has won in during his five career USAC point-paying victories - Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Nebraska and California, not…

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WINDOM RACES INTO WESTERN WORLD ON A HOT SECOND HALF STREAK

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad”] WINDOM RACES INTO WESTERN WORLD ON A HOT SECOND HALF STREAK Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com In most stick and ball sports, segments of games are separated by quarters, periods or halves. Sometimes teams get off to a fast start. Although, on many occasions, halftime adjustments are needed to rectify the performance in the second half. Without question, there's no driver who's had a better second half of the season than Chris Windom. Though you can't exactly characterize Windom's first half as "slow" by any means, the early part of the season for the…

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THORSON WINS 75TH TURKEY NIGHT AS HINES WINS NATIONAL TITLE, JOINS “TRIPLE CROWN”

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] THORSON WINS 75TH TURKEY NIGHT AS HINES WINS NATIONAL TITLE, JOINS "TRIPLE CROWN" Perris, California...As young Tanner Thorson from Minden, Nevada bested his Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates to win the 75th Annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" on Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Tracy Hines was closing out his career as a full-time USAC competitor with the Honda Midget National Championship to join the exclusive "Triple Crown" club. Hines held off Thorson by just 18 points in the final standings. Bryan Clauson led from the front row as polesitter Kevin Thomas, Jr. looked to overtake Hines and hold…

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CLAUSON STOPS NATIONAL CHAMPION BALLOU FOR WESTERN WORLD CROWN; GARDNER WINS FOURTH CRA SERIES TITLE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] CLAUSON STOPS NATIONAL CHAMPION BALLOU FOR WESTERN WORLD CROWN; GARDNER WINS FOURTH CRA SERIES TITLE Tucson, Arizona.......In a duel for the ages in Saturday night's 48th "Western World Championship" at USA Raceway, Bryan Clauson held off AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Robert Ballou for the season-ending victory. The pair of 26-year-olds swapped the lead with less than ten laps to go, and Clauson held off a last-corner slider attempt from Ballou for the .753-second win in the B&H Contractors - Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Fisher. "It was a lot of fun to race like that. I thought once he…

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BACON BOLTS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT 2 WIN; 100TH USAC NATIONAL VICTORY FOR HOFFMANS

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BACON BOLTS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT 2 WIN; 100TH USAC NATIONAL VICTORY FOR HOFFMANS Tucson, Arizona.......Brady Bacon capped Friday's "Western World Championships" preliminary night at USA Raceway with his seventh win of the season in AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver took charge just past halfway and held off Bryan Clauson to win by .377-seconds, making it the 100th USAC National feature victory for his Dynamics, Inc. - Hoffman Auto Racing team. Matt Rossi got the jump from the pole and led Tracy Hines early in the 30-lapper. Hines started to get a rhythm…

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CLAUSON TAKES TWENTY-FIVE GRAND WITH OVAL NATIONALS WIN

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] CLAUSON TAKES TWENTY-FIVE GRAND WITH OVAL NATIONALS WIN Perris, California.......Bryan Clauson overcame a trying weekend to put yet another crown jewel event on his impressive list of wins in Saturday's 20th Annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The Noblesville, Indiana driver caught a break with the two race leaders being swept up in a crash just past halfway before absolutely decimating the field on the way to a 6.542-second victory in the B&H Contractors - Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Fisher. "This is just a testament to the people I have around me. We…

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BALLOU DRAWS FIRST BLOOD, WINS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BALLOU DRAWS FIRST BLOOD,WINS OVAL NATIONALS OPENER Perris, California.......Robert Ballou hit the home stretch for the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Perris Auto Speedway Thursday night and dealt the first blow to his two challengers Chase Stockon and Dave Darland, as he came out on top of a torrid three-way battle to win Night 1 of the 20th Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All-Coast Construction. The Rocklin, California driver led mid-way through the nonstop 30-lap Feature in honor of Bill Pratt before encountering a lapped car and nearly spinning, then came back to pass Darland with less…

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“JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] "JUNIOR KNEPPER 55" ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE The no-cost entry form for December 19th's "Junior Knepper 55" USAC indoor dirt Midget race at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Illinois is now available online at: Drivers are not required to be USAC-licensed and no additional fees are assessed for temporary permits. Teams are encouraged to sign up now to reserve pit spaces as pit spaces will be assigned based on the date the entry is submitted. The "Junior Knepper 55," a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper's storied USAC race cars, will…

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2016 FLORIDA SPRINT CAR OPENERS SET AT OCALA

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 2016 FLORIDA SPRINT CAR OPENERS SET AT OCALA Race fans and teams can begin planning their 2016 USAC racing calendars with the announcement of the February 18-20 “Winter Dirt Games VII” AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. An open practice on February 17 precedes the three-night racing program at the 3/8-mile dirt track which has hosted the USAC Sprint Car openers the past five years. Ironically, the winner of the Ocala series opener the past two years has gone on to claim the AMSOIL USAC National Championship and current point leader…

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“JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” USAC SPECIAL EVENT AT DuQUOIN DECEMBER 19

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] "JUNIOR KNEPPER 55" USAC SPECIAL EVENT AT DuQUOIN DECEMBER 19 A December 19 USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center adjacent to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds will salute the memory of one of USAC's most accomplished car owners. The "Junior Knepper 55," a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper's storied USAC race cars, will feature Midgets on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the building located a stone's throw from the first turn of the "Magic Mile" south of DuQuoin. The race will mark a return to indoor racing for USAC after…

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MESERAULL TAKES TEN GRAND WITH LAWRENCEBURG “FALL NATIONALS” TRIUMPH

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] MESERAULL TAKES TEN GRAND WITH LAWRENCEBURG "FALL NATIONALS" TRIUMPH Lawrenceburg, Indiana.......Thomas Meseraull made it back-to-back AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins with Saturday night's Lawrenceburg Speedway "Fall Nationals." The San Jose, California native picked up ten grand with a dominant drive to victory by 2.899 seconds aboard the Marion Underground Construction - Zeller Construction #66 DRC/Dynotech. "I've had a tough couple weeks in other cars since we won Eldora, so it feels good to be back in the Amati Racing #66 and beat all these guys who are at the top of the game. I have so many laps here, and…

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BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPION SWANSON SEALS SYRACUSE “SALT CITY 78” WIN

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPION SWANSON SEALS SYRACUSE "SALT CITY 78" WIN Syracuse, New York.......Completing what has been a magical two-year run, Kody Swanson won Saturday's "Salt City 78" at the New York State Fairgrounds to make back-to-back wins on "The Moody Mile," all while closing out his second-straight Silver Crown championship. The Kingsburg, California driver made it four wins on the year while turning the standings into a rout aboard the DePalma Motorsports - Radio Hospital #63 Maxim/Hampshire. "Today, we were just here to win with points not being a factor at all. I had to run really hard to…

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BIG FAST TIME BONUS, SUPER LICENSE, JARRETT RETURN SPICE SATURDAY’S “FALL NATIONALS” AT LAWRENCEBURG

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BIG FAST TIME BONUS, SUPER LICENSE, JARRETT RETURN SPICE SATURDAY'S "FALL NATIONALS" AT LAWRENCEBURG             The final AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race in the Midwest this season promises to offer a number of interesting battles as the series visits Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway for Saturdaynight's $10,000-to-win "Fall Nationals."             To kick things off, the ProSource Fast Time Award, which has been a season-long tradition, has grown to a $1,000 bonus with the additional support of a number of contributors. Drivers Chase Stockon, Kody Swanson, Dave Darland and Brady Bacon are also eyeing the season-ending ProSource Fast Time Challenge bonus…

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BAKERSFIELD USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE RESULTS

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: September 26, 2015 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway       FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton (#5 Hazelton), 2. Shawn Buckley (#7 Buckley), 3. Jet Davison (#59 Davison), 4. Wally Pankratz (#98 Pankratz), 5. Cody Jessop (#00 Jessop), 6. Jesse Love IV (#38L Love). NT       SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ariel Biggs (#11e Elliott), 2. Robert Dalby (#4D Dalby), 3. Tom Paterson (#9 Paterson), 4. Mike Leach (#37 Pankratz). 5. Daniel Anderson (#88 Schankerman). 6. Jesse Love III (#44 Love). NT       FEATURE: (16 laps - Halted due to…

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MESERAULL MASTERS ELDORA FOR FIRST-CAREER USAC SPRINT WIN

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Thomas Meseraull celebrates his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win Saturday night at Eldora Speedway's "4-Crown Nationals." (Collin Markle Photo) Rossburg, Ohio...Thomas Meseraull has been beating on the door for his first-career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win, and he finally kicked it in on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway during the 34th "4-Crown Nationals." The San Jose, California native came from row-three and dominated the second half of the 30-lapper. Kody Swanson took the lead from the pole, but ProSource "Fast Qualifier" Chase Stockon was on the move from his sixth-starting spot, sliding past…

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ROSSBURG USAC SILVER CROWN RACE RESULTS

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 26, 2015 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 34th "4-Crown Nationals"       QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-17.125; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-17.385; 3. Brady Bacon, 48, Martens-17.705; 4. Chris Windom, 98, RPM/Gormly-17.754; 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-17.942; 6. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy-17.981; 7. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/6R Racing-17.995; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-18.000; 9. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-18.043; 10. Justin Grant, 8, Carli-18.130; 11. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-18.173; 12. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-18.303; 13. Chase Stockon, 14, McQuinn-18.365; 14. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-18.395; 15. Terry Babb,…

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ROSSBURG HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS: September 26, 2015 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 34th "4-Crown Nationals"       QUALIFICATIONS:  1. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Dooling-16.886; 2. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.960; 3. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.110; 4. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.254; 5. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-17.377; 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 67k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.389; 7. Steven Drevicki, 19, Fitzpatrick/DeGre-17.488; 8. Thomas Meseraull, 27, Heffner-17.523; 9. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-17.523; 10. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-17.543; 11. Tony DiMattia, 50, DiMattia-17.570; 12. Spencer Bayston, 39, Clauson-17.591; 13. Brady Bacon, 37, Felker-17.664; 14. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.680; 15. Ryan Greth, 4, Lesher-17.680;…

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THOMAS, DARLAND PACE CURB “SUPER LICENSE” POINTS

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. and Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. are set to battle for the 2015 Mike Curb USAC Super License championship as the season enters its final two months.             Saturday's "4-Crown Nationals" offers a "triple" opportunity for drivers hoping to claim the $5,000 cash prize offered by the Nashville, Tenn. sponsor. The driver earning the most total USAC points in the three National racing series (Silver Crown, AMSOIL Sprint and Honda Midget) collects the cash at the annual USAC National Awards Banquet in December.             Thomas, who has scored a pair of…

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USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES SET FOR FINAL VISIT TO SYRACUSE OCTOBER 9 & 10

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES SET FOR FINAL VISIT TO SYRACUSE OCTOBER 9 & 10 The USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series returns to the Moody Mile in Syracuse, New York for the final time during "Super DIRT Week" on October 9 and 10, 2015 for the "Salt City 78." This is your last chance to see the champ cars on the legendary New York State Fairgrounds dirt mile before the track closes. If this is one event you've always had on your bucket list, do not wait! Practice and qualifying for the USAC Silver Crown Series is set for…

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OCT. 17 USAC SPRINT CAR EVENT AT KENTUCKY LAKE CANCELLED

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] OCT. 17 USAC SPRINT CAR EVENT AT KENTUCKY LAKE CANCELLED The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series event scheduled for October 17 at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. With the extension of the Interstate 69 project, the state of Kentucky has levied eminent domain against the track in Calvert City, Kentucky, which will be permanently shut down. The 3/8 mile, high-banked dirt track was to host the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Cars for the very first time and was to mark the series' first visit to the state of Kentucky since 1999.…

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BRADY SHORT WINS BIG IN “HAUBSTADT HUSTLER” AT TRI-STATE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BRADY SHORT WINS BIG IN "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" AT TRI-STATE Haubstadt, Indiana.......Brady Short backed up his Tri-State Speedway win from July as he cashed in for $10,000 in Saturday's "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway. The Bedford, Indiana driver benefitted from a tangle with five laps to go collecting race-long leader Kyle Cummins and finished off his second AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory of the season, which was also sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. Two separate incidents before a lap was completed brought a third double-file start, and outside front-row starter Kyle Cummins took the lead and ran away…

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BALLOU TAKES NUMBER TEN WITH “HULMAN/HURTUBISE CLASSIC” SCORE

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] BALLOU TAKES NUMBER TEN  WITH "HULMAN/HURTUBISE CLASSIC" SCORE Terre Haute, Indiana.......Despite many strong runs at the legendary Terre Haute Action Track, a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory had eluded Robert Ballou at the Wabash Valley half-mile. After starting tenth on Friday night, he came on late and caught some good fortune to lead the final three laps and make his first win a big one, the combined "Tony Hulman/Jim Hurtubise Classic." Chris Windom got the jump from the pole, but Kevin Thomas, Jr. came from third to slide him into turn-two, while Dave Darland snuck along the…

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SANTA MARIA HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 12, 2015 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Raceway       QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chase Stockon, 25, Rodela-13.834; 2. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.973; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-14.031; 4. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-14.169; 5. Cody Williams, 5, Van Dyne-14.205; 6. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.212; 7. Troy Rutherford, 87JR, Vermeer-14.249; 8. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-14.295; 9. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-14.319; 10. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-14.502; 11. Steve Davis, 2D, Davis-14.627; 12. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-14.923; 13. Gavin Harlien, 11K, Kruseman-15.027; 14. Danny Faria Jr., 11R, Brutton-NT.       FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)…

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