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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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WINTER DIRT GAMES USAC SPRINT ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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WINTER DIRT GAMES USAC SPRINT ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 6, 2019).........The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car openers from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida bring with it a slew of talented drivers in a deep field for "Winter Dirt Games X" on February 14-15-16. Eight of the expected drivers are previous "Winter Dirt Games" winners, including 2018 opening night winner Chase Stockon of Ft. Branch, Ind. and reigning series champ Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., who tallied the final two nights of last year's event in…

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WINTER DIRT GAMES X LIVE ON FLORACING.COM

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  WINTER DIRT GAMES X LIVE ON FLORACING.COM Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (February 5, 2019).........A new era for USAC racing begins this weekend as FloRacing.com will live stream the opening rounds of "Winter Dirt Games X" for both the NOS Energy Drink National Midgets (Feb. 8-9) and AMSOIL National Sprint Cars (Feb. 14-15-16) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Veteran motorsports announcer Sean Buckley will be on the microphone for all the events throughout the season on the live FloRacing.com broadcasts, which includes more than 80+ races from coast-to-coast between the Silver…

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USAC MIDGET ROOKIE CLASS AIMS TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN 2019

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USAC MIDGET ROOKIE CLASS AIMS TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (February 5, 2019).........Coming off a year in which a Rookie stormed into USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget competition to win three races and the series title, your eyes have to be focused on who can rise up to the challenge to, perhaps, repeat what Logan Seavey did a year ago. Nine drivers thus far have indicated his or her intention to compete on the full series' trail, a substantially-talented class of individuals who can certainly…

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TMC to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Races

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TMC Transportation to Act as Primary Partner for Karsyn Elledge in Multiple USAC Midget Series Races with Tucker-Boat Motorsports 18-Year-Old Earnhardt Family Member Embarks on First Full USAC Season Story By: David Smith/Tucker-Boat Racing DES MOINES, IOWA, Feb. 5, 2019 - TMC Transportation, the nation's largest employee-owned open deck transportation company, will serve as the primary partner for Karsyn Elledge, the 18-year-old granddaughter of NASCAR Hall-of-Fame driver Dale Earnhardt and niece of two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., across multiple races comprising the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship. TMC Transportation is familiar to dirt racing die-hards. Harrold Annett, the Chairman…

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WINDOM BEGINS USAC TRIPLE CROWN QUEST THIS WEEKEND IN OCALA

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WINDOM BEGINS USAC TRIPLE CROWN QUEST THIS WEEKEND IN OCALA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (February 4, 2019).........In the long, storied history of the United States Auto Club, only six drivers have been able to claim the title of USAC Triple Crown champion by winning the USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget championships during their career. In 2019, Chris Windom aims to become the next in line to take his shot at becoming the seventh as he climbs into the seat of the Clauson Marshall…

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TALENT-LADEN USAC MIDGET FIELD SET TO TAKE ON OCALA FOR WINTER DIRT GAMES

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TALENT-LADEN USAC MIDGET FIELD SET TO TAKE ON OCALA FOR WINTER DIRT GAMES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (January 31, 2019).........The beginning of a new year brings a myriad of new rides, new colors, new names and new faces when the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship arrives at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for the series debut at the 3/8-mile, D-shaped dirt track on Feb. 8-9. Three past series champions are expected to compete including reigning king Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif., a three-time winner on the trail a…

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MIDGET CHAMP THORSON RETURNS FOR USAC TITLE RUN IN 2019

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MIDGET CHAMP THORSON RETURNS FOR USAC TITLE RUN IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (January 30, 2019).........Tanner Thorson will return full-time to the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship in 2019 as the 2016 titlist makes a run at another crown for Clyde Lamar's Tri-C Motorsports team when the series makes its season debut February 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for "Winter Dirt Games X." Thorson, of Minden, Nev., owns 12 career USAC National Midget feature wins and ran just a handful of shows last season, finishing…

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FATHEADZ NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF SUMAR CLASSIC; ADDS QUICK TIME CASH PLUS BONUSES

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FATHEADZ NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF SUMAR CLASSIC; ADDS QUICK TIME CASH PLUS BONUSES Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana (January 30, 2019).........Fatheadz Eyewear has come on board for the 2019 season to honor the driver each night who sets fast time in every USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget event throughout the year. In addition, Fatheadz will be the title sponsor of the April 14 "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown race at Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track, adding to the purse for the 19th running of the 100-lapper…

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REVITALIZED GRANT EAGER FOR SOLID START IN OCALA

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REVITALIZED GRANT EAGER FOR SOLID START IN OCALA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 30, 2019).........Last year was one of the most challenging seasons of Justin Grant's racing career. A year that began with high hopes for he and TOPP Motorsports early on in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season was hindered by mounting frustration and a lack of wins. "We started out with pretty high hopes," Grant recalled. "Sunshine (Tyler Courtney) had stepped out of the car and had been winning races. I had stepped away from the McGhee car…

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DARLAND TO CHASE USAC SPRINT TRAIL WITH BRISCOE

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DARLAND TO CHASE USAC SPRINT TRAIL WITH BRISCOE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 29, 2019).........Dave Darland has teamed with Chase Briscoe Racing to compete on the 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail, beginning with the season-opening "Winter Dirt Games X" on Feb. 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. "I'm excited," Darland exclaimed in the team's press release. "They have a great team with Chase, Kevin (Briscoe), Brady Short and Brent Deweese. I'm certainly looking forward to it; it is a great opportunity for me." The…

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THE DEMON RETURNS TO WINTER DIRT GAMES AFTER SEVEN-YEAR ABSENCE

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THE DEMON RETURNS TO WINTER DIRT GAMES AFTER SEVEN-YEAR ABSENCE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida (January 28, 2019).........Damion Gardner, the winningest driver in the history of Winter Dirt Games, returns with the intention to add to his record total when the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars make their 2019 season debut February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Concord, California's Gardner will take the wheel of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 20 for the three-race event to kick off the season. The very same car made just a handful of…

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USAC MIDGET HISTORY IN FLORIDA CONTINUES ON FEB. 8-9 IN OCALA

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USAC MIDGET HISTORY IN FLORIDA CONTINUES ON FEB. 8-9 IN OCALA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 23, 2019).........In recent years, USAC racing in Florida has become a staple of the season's dawn. Since 2010, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars have annually made a home for themselves in the Sunshine State at "Winter Dirt Games." But, this coming February 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets join in on the Winter Dirt Games festivities for the initial time in the event's decade-long history. While it…

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HANGTOWN 100 AT PLACERVILLE TO PAY RICHEST USAC MIDGET PURSE NOV. 19-20

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HANGTOWN 100 AT PLACERVILLE TO PAY RICHEST USAC MIDGET PURSE NOV. 19-20 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (January 16, 2019).........The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets' first ever appearance at California's Placerville Speedway will pay the richest two-day purse in the history of the series with over $100,000 on the line when the series arrives at the quarter-mile dirt oval for two consecutive nights on November 19-20. The inaugural Elk Grove Ford "Hangtown 100" featuring both the USAC National and Light Up the World Western States Midgets kicks off on Tuesday, November…

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2019 USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE RELEASED

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2019 USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Ted Malinowski/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 15, 2019)………The USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars have released their schedule with 13 races at nine venues in four states making up the slate for the series’ second season in 2019. The legendary Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. marks the first stop for the series on April 5. Additional stops in the Keystone State arrive at Bedford Speedway on April 26 and August 16, with three visits to Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa. set on May…

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KT, DAVEY JR. AND CONN JOIN HAMILTON RACING 2019 SILVER CROWN ROSTER

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KT, DAVEY JR. AND CONN JOIN HAMILTON RACING 2019 SILVER CROWN ROSTER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (January 9, 2019).........Davey Hamilton Racing will field a talented roster of drivers with Kevin Thomas, Jr., Davey Hamilton, Jr. and Jason Conn all set to take the wheel for the new Silver Crown team which hits the track for the first time in 2019. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., has teamed up with team owners Hamilton and David Byrd to compete in all six pavement races on the Silver Crown schedule this season aboard the No.…

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DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. TO RUN FULL SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE IN 2019

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DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. TO RUN FULL SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Speedway, Indiana (January 4, 2019).........Davey Hamilton, Jr. will venture into an expanded USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule in 2019 as he aims to compete full-time on the 12-race trail, racing his for his father's Davey Hamilton Racing team on both the dirt and pavement. Hamilton owns a plethora of experience in a wide variety of machines including off-road trucks and Indy Lights throughout his career, but a full slate of Silver Crown racing is the next step in his racing endeavors, and…

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HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT FOR 2019

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HOFFMAN RACING WILL CELEBRATE YEAR #90 WITH MEAN GREEN RETURNING AS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR AND HAR’S WINNINGEST DRIVER BACK IN THE SEAT OF THE ICONIC # 69 FOR THE 2019 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES Story By: Hoffman Auto Racing Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Loveland, OH (Dec 21, 2018) Hoffman Auto Racing is proud to announce that Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser will return as the primary sponsor and with 15 USAC National Sprint Car wins and two USAC National Sprint Car Championships for HAR, Brady Bacon is back in the seat. HAR now boasts 108 USAC National Sprint Car…

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T-MEZ CLOSES OUT 2018 WITH KNEPPER 55 WIN

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NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM; T-MEZ CLOSES OUT 2018 WITH KNEPPER 55 WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Al Steinberg/USAC Racing Du Quoin, Illinois (December 15, 2018).........Thomas Meseraull doesn't waste any time getting up to speed when he lands a new ride. And when he gets up to speed in that new ride, it's a foregone conclusion it's going to occur in spectacular fashion. That thread continued Saturday night as the San Jose, California native jumped into the seat of the RMS LLC No. 7 for the first time and drove it straight to…

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SPECIAL EVENTS ARE A SPECIAL OCCURRENCE FOR USAC MIDGET RACERS

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SPECIAL EVENTS ARE A SPECIAL OCCURRENCE FOR USAC MIDGET RACERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........What is a special event, you might ask. When you get a chance to watch midgets during the so-called "offseason," or any chance for that matter, it's always a special occurrence. In the biblical sense, however, a USAC Special Event is one that deviates from the norm, one that may possess an altered format or circumstances that aren't quite as routine as they might be throughout the season, one that doesn't pay points toward a championship. That's…

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55 AS FIELD SOARS PAST 70 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........USAC National champions Tyler Courtney and Tanner Thorson are among the final set of entries for the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list soars to 74 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Courtney, the newly-crowned USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car titlist, will lead a three-car Clauson Marshall Racing attack at Du Quoin…

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois (December 10, 2018).........Recent "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner Christopher Bell has filed his entry to compete in the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list has exploded to 69 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Bell, of Norman, Oklahoma, is one of three entries for Tucker/Boat Motorsports alongside McKenna Haase and Tanner Berryhill. Bell is the defending…

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL

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LEARY TO DRIVE FULL-TIME FOR FMR ON 2019 USAC MIDGET TRAIL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........C.J. Leary has agreed to drive full-time for FMR Racing on the complete 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail. Leary, of Greenfield, Ind., has been a standout on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for the last number of years, but will now take on the midget tour for the first time in his racing career aboard the No. 76m. Brady Bacon, FMR's driver for the past three seasons, has taken a step back from full-time…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT USAC’s NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 63RD NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS CELEBRATION Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Jeremy Rhoades & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Tyler Courtney and Logan Seavey shared the spotlight along with other 2018 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 63rd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Courtney, of Indianapolis, IN and Seavey, of Sutter, Calif., earned National championships. Swanson is a four-time Silver Crown titlist, Courtney a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and…

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019

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HENDRICKS TO TACKLE FULL USAC SPRINT & MIDGET TOURS IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2018).........Right now, Stillwater, Oklahoma native Zane Hendricks is in the house-hunting phase as he's in the process of making the move to the state of Indiana. In the racing world, though, the 18-year-old racer has already found a home, two homes in fact, as he pursues a run at the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget schedules in 2019. Hendricks will pilot the No. 27 for Goodnight Racing…

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois.........A hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs on March 9, 2019 when the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets compete in the fourth annual "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 the chance…

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 RETURNING SEPT. 4-5, 2019 TO THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 RETURNING SEPT. 4-5, 2019 TO THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS Story By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Media Photos By: Mike Roth Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........The Driven2SaveLives BC39 race, which debuted in September 2018 as an overwhelming success with drivers, teams and fans, will return for its second running Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at IMS. The United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Championship event once again will kick off the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, creating…

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........NOS Energy Drink has partnered with the United States Auto Club to become the title sponsor of the USAC Midget National Championship, beginning with the 2019 racing season. NOS Energy Drink and USAC have agreed multi-year deal that will position the high-performance energy drink as The Official Energy Drink of one of the most highly-competitive and intense racing series in the world with USAC Midget racing. "We are thrilled to welcome the NOS Energy Drink…

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES

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  2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST IN TWO DECADES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........A talent-laden USAC National Midget field is set to tackle the largest series schedule since 1997 with 33 events at 27 different tracks in 11 states making up the 2019 series slate, highlighted by a host of first-time venues. The season kicks off February 8-9 for "Winter Dirt Games" with the series' debut at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for the first visit by the USAC National Midgets to the Sunshine State since…

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINT HIT THE TRAIL FOR 44 RACES IN 12 STATES IN 2019

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  USAC NATIONAL SPRINT HIT THE TRAIL FOR 44 RACES IN 12 STATES IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........Forty-four races in 12 different states make up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season. For the tenth consecutive year, the tour begins in the Sunshine State for "Winter Dirt Games X," three nights in a row at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on February 14-15-16. On March 30, the bulk of the season gets revved up at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, with…

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USAC SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO MEMPHIS & THE GROVE ON 12-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE

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USAC SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO MEMPHIS & THE GROVE ON 12-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018).........Memphis International Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway return to the USAC Silver Crown schedule for the 2019 season on what is the largest slate of events since 2007. The Memphis race on March 23 will serve as the opener for the 49th year of the Silver Crown series, which hasn't visited the ¾-mile paved oval since 2004. It's one of six races on the blacktop in 2019, creating a balanced mix with…

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH

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MEMPHIS TO HOST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON OPENER IN MARCH Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Millington, Tennessee (December 6, 2018).........Memphis International Raceway and the United States Auto Club announced the 2019 Season opener for the Silver Crown Champ Car Series will be held at MIR on Saturday, March 23. This marks a return to the three-quarter mile for the popular open-wheel cars, which held its first event at Memphis in 1998. The 100-lap race will be the lid lifter on their 12-race season schedule for this season. "This will be a great event for both MIR, the Memphis area and…

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........The entry list for the "Junior Knepper 55" has ballooned to near 50 entries as USAC Triple Threat Justin Grant has signed on to drive in the fourth annual event on December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Ione, Calif. driver will pilot the RAMS Racing No. 4A in this year's "Knepper 55" as he aims to become the first driver to win multiple USAC Midget features on the 1/6-mile, indoor dirt oval. Grant…

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019

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WINDOM SECURES USAC SILVER CROWN / SPRINT RIDES FOR 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 4, 2018).........It didn't take long for Chris Windom, one of the most coveted free agents in USAC racing this offseason, to find two new full-time rides for the 2019 season in the Silver Crown and AMSOIL National Sprint Car divisions. The Canton, Illinois native will compete on the full USAC Silver Crown tour aboard the Goodnight/Byrd Racing No. 17 in the coming season. He will have crew chief Scott Benic on the wrenches…

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY TO CELEBRATE USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY IN INDY

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SWANSON, COURTNEY, SEAVEY TO CELEBRATE USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY IN INDY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC's 63rd "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 7, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC's 2018 racing series will be honored during the gala evening. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. earned his fourth USAC Silver Crown Championship while Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. survived an unprecedented tie with Kevin Thomas, Jr. to capture the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Logan Seavey of Sutter,…

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LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

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  LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com C.J. Leary has joined Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports to compete on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season. The 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind. native steps into #19AZ for the Arizona-based team who will be competing on the entire National trail for the first time along with highly-successful crew chief Davey Jones. "I am looking forward to having the opportunity to drive for Team Reinbold," Leary said in the team's press release. "I'm excited to get into the shop…

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE

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SUPER SEASON NETS SUNSHINE SUPER LICENSE TITLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 28, 2018).........You can add another feather to the cap of Tyler Courtney's memorable year after accumulating the most points in USAC's three national divisions throughout the season to claim the Mike Curb Super License for 2018 and a $5000 prize. Courtney, who wrapped up the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title earlier this month, earned a total of 3809 points across USAC's Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget divisions. Justin Grant was second with 3694 points, while…

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USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30

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GRANDVIEW MIDGET RACING HISTORY TO CARRY ON IN A BIG WAY. . . . . . USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt, Dan Demarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2018. . . . . . .. It all started when Don Kreitz Sr. won the very first midget race sanctioned by UMRC at the Grandview Speedway on June 12, 1965. Grandview Speedway is just the perfect venue for midgets with its’ high-banks and racy straightaways. For years,…

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BELL TOLLS TWICE IN A ROW AT TURKEY NIGHT G.P.

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BELL TOLLS TWICE IN A ROW AT TURKEY NIGHT G.P. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Northcote & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Ventura, California.........Christopher Bell struck history Thursday night at Ventura Raceway, becoming just the third 3-time "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winning driver in the 78-year history of the famed race. For the second consecutive Thanksgiving night, however, Bell had to fend off a familiar foe who was on a quest to reach the same exclusive club of three-time winners in Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian teammate Kyle Larson. After applying relentless pressure to Larson throughout much of the…

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LARGEST TURKEY NIGHT FIELD IN 20 YEARS SET FOR THURSDAY AT VENTURA

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LARGEST TURKEY NIGHT FIELD IN 20 YEARS SET FOR THURSDAY AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 20, 2018).........The largest field of drivers for the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" since 1998 is ready to go for the 78th installment of the prestigious Thanksgiving night race this Thursday, November 22, at California's Ventura Raceway. Among the 67 expected entries for the USAC P1 National National Midgets and Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets is a stacked driver lineup featuring the best-of-the best from a variety of racing disciplines, including past "Turkey…

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SEAVEY SAVES BEST FOR LAST AT BAKERSFIELD, CLINCHES USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

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SEAVEY SAVES BEST FOR LAST AT BAKERSFIELD, CLINCHES USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Devin Mayo/USAC Racing Bakersfield, California.........For 29 and three-quarters of a lap, Logan Seavey was staring straight at the tail tank of his teammate Rico Abreu's car as he followed him lap-after-lap around the Bakersfield Speedway 1/3-mile dirt oval. But all it took was one quarter, and one big run off the high side of turn four, for Seavey to race around the 2014 series champ for the lead and score his third victory of the year by a .292-second…

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78TH TURKEY NIGHT REPRESENTED BY 14 STATES, 2 COUNTRIES

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  78TH TURKEY NIGHT REPRESENTED BY 14 STATES, 2 COUNTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 14, 2018).........Turkey Night is a destination race. It's one any driver wants to add to his or her resume when the helmet is hung up. That's a major reason why drivers come from all over each Fall to race midgets in southern California when Thanksgiving Night rolls around each year, as will happen on Thursday, November 22, when top guns from the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets, Light Up The World Western States Midgets and other…

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BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD

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BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Bakersfield, California (November 14, 2018).........An abundance of USAC Midget racing talent will be on display in this Saturday's "November Classic" at Bakersfield Speedway as the P1 Insurance National Midgets clash with the Light Up The World Western States Midgets for the first of two times in 2018. The field sees four past USAC National Midget champions on board for the November 17 race on the speedy 1/3-mile dirt oval, including Jerry Coons, Jr. (2006-07), Rico Abreu (2014), Tanner Thorson…

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