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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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SWANSON SCORES 4TH STRAIGHT JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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SWANSON SCORES 4TH STRAIGHT JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Rich Forman/USAC Salem, Indiana (August 10, 2019)………Time and time again, it seems that whenever Kody Swanson comes face-to-face with adversity, it's a near guarantee that adversity has no fighting chance. Twas the case Saturday night in round seven of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season at Salem Speedway where the Kingsburg, Calif. native had to jump into his backup car early after engine issues befell his primary Nolen Racing ride during practice. Swanson jumped into the secondary car,…

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RACE PREVIEW: JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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RACE PREVIEW: JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Salem, Indiana (August 8, 2019)………The fifth appearance for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at Salem Speedway arrives this Saturday night, August 10, on the 33-degree banked paved oval that began its association with USAC in the year of the club's inception in 1956. The Silver Crown cars made their debut at Salem in 1988 with Bob Frey capturing the victory aboard a yellow No. 20. More than three decades later, the same scheme remains at the forefront of the series, where…

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ENTRY LIST RELEASED FOR JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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ENTRY LIST RELEASED FOR JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Sean Cavanah Salem, Indiana (August 7, 2019)………Three past former winners are a part of the lineup for this Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series' Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers at Indiana's Salem Speedway on August 10. Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) has captured each of the last three runnings of the James/O'Connor and is gunning to join Pancho Carter (1974-77) as the second driver to win the event in four consecutive years. Brian Gerster (Fishers,…

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BC39 ENTRY LIST CONTINUES TO CLIMB

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BC39 ENTRY LIST CONTINUES TO CLIMB Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (August 7, 2019)………The point leading and winningest team in the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship this season, plus an international racing star, an electrifying talent, a Western States Midget champion and a car owned by the winningest driver in the history of the series, headline the latest group of entries for the second running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink at the Dirt Track at IMS on Sept. 4-5. Clauson/Marshall Racing has entered their core group of four full-time…

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LIGUORI GETS DRIVE FOR JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

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LIGUORI GETS DRIVE FOR JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Rich Forman Salem, Indiana (August 5, 2019)………Joe Liguori has been tabbed as the driver of the Williams & Wright Racing No. 32 for this Saturday's Discover Scott County "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial" presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers USAC Silver Crown event at Salem Speedway on August 10. Liguori, of Tampa, Fla., has made 22 Silver Crown starts in his career, one of which came on the .555-mile Salem high banks during the 2016 season where he started and finished 8th. His two best career Silver…

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SWANSON TO MAKE 100TH SILVER CROWN START AT SALEM

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SWANSON TO MAKE 100TH SILVER CROWN START AT SALEM Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Salem, Indiana (August 6, 2019)………Kody Swanson is just a single start away from reaching a milestone mark in his racing career as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series heads into the August 10 Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial at Indiana's Salem Speedway this Saturday. The Kingsburg, Calif. native stands at 99 career USAC Silver Crown starts, and with one more, would join the exclusive 100 start club for the series, a mark achieved by only 18 previous drivers: Dave Darland…

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VIRAL SENSATION TO WINNING SENSATION: SEAVEY SCORES AT LANCO

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VIRAL SENSATION TO WINNING SENSATION: SEAVEY SCORES AT LANCO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Newmanstown, Pennsylvania (August 3, 2019)………In Logan Seavey's last visit to Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, he was the star of the show, putting four wheels on the fence to escape unscathed around a stopped car. The viral video, the Sports Center top play, the T-shirts and all the notoriety followed. However, the Sutter, Calif. native still had a score to settle. Overshadowed by the fence climb was the fact that he finished third. Seavey was cool with all the accolades,…

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WISE MAKES ALL THE RIGHT MOVES AT LINDA’S

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WISE MAKES ALL THE RIGHT MOVES AT LINDA'S Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Michael Fry & Lee Greenawalt Jonestown, Pennsylvania (August 2, 2019)………In six Pennsylvania Midget Week starts over the past two seasons, Zeb Wise has accumulated three victories and a runner-up finish. In fact, all three of his USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget wins have come in the Keystone State. Just two days earlier, the 16-year-old Angola, Ind. driver won a furious battle with Kyle Larson. The night prior, he was fast qualifier and led late in the going. Friday night, in the series'…

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BOAT FINDS THE PATH TO FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON

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BOAT FINDS THE PATH TO FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Chad Warner & Michael Fry Spring Run, Pennsylvania (August 1, 2019)………Chad Boat may have been Arizonian-born and bred, but his Pennsylvania Midget prowess of late has made the Keystone State sort of another adopted state when the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship arrives in the late summer. Thursday night at Path Valley Speedway Park, Boat, who now actually resides in Mooresville, North Carolina, endured a lap-after-lap attack from Zeb Wise for much of the middle of the 30-lapper to…

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WISE OUTDUELS LARSON DOWN TO THE WIRE AT KUTZTOWN

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WISE OUTDUELS LARSON DOWN TO THE WIRE AT KUTZTOWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Kutztown, Pennsylvania (July 31, 2019)………Zeb Wise is becoming accustomed to logging his most memorable USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget moments in the state of Pennsylvania. After bagging his first career series win after a two-month layoff due to injury and becoming the youngest winner in series history to boot, last August at Lanco, Wise might've one-upped himself in his second act in Wednesday's series debut at Action Track USA for round two of Pennsylvania Midget Week.…

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WINDOM PREVAILS IN LAST LAP DUEL AT GRANDVIEW

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WINDOM PREVAILS IN LAST LAP DUEL AT GRANDVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania (July 30, 2019)………It took 102 starts for Chris Windom to reach USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victory lane for the first time in his career this past June. It took just six more for the Canton, Illinois native to get there for the second time Tuesday night in the Pennsylvania Midget Week opener at Grandview Speedway. There, he fought Clauson/Marshall Racing teammate Tyler Courtney for the win on the final lap, losing the lead via a Courtney slider…

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CHRIS WINDOM SHINES AT KEN BRENN USAC MIDGET MASTERS; JEFF STRUNK GRABS GRANDVIEW CAREER WIN NUMBER 200, 14TH THUNDER VICTORY

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CHRIS WINDOM SHINES AT KEN BRENN USAC MIDGET MASTERS; JEFF STRUNK GRABS GRANDVIEW CAREER WIN NUMBER 200, 14TH THUNDER VICTORY Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 30, 2019) – It was a thrilling night of racing Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway for the return of the USAC Midgets – teamed up with the NASCAR 358 Modifeds -- as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The Ken Brenn USAC Midget Masters event was won by Chris Windom, while Jeff Strunk picked up his second consecutive Thunder Modified win and fourteenth…

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KYLE LARSON EYES WIN IN USAC’S KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 AT GRANDVIEW, MODIFIEDS MAKE-UP DOUBLEHEADER

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KYLE LARSON EYES WIN IN USAC’S KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 AT GRANDVIEW, MODIFIEDS MAKE-UP DOUBLEHEADER Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 28, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . .The NOS Energy Drink USAC Midgets invade Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, July 30 and NASCAR star Kyle Larson will be in the field. Larson won two previous Thunder on the Hill sprint features so he is very familiar with the one-third mile high banked oval. Larson is a sixteen time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature winner and the Elk Grove,…

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LEARY LANDS TITLE OF INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMP

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LEARY LANDS TITLE OF INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Ryan Sellers Haubstadt, Indiana (July 27, 2019)………C.J. Leary's 2019 NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week championship run was indicative of how his entire USAC AMSOIL National Sprint campaign has unfolded thus far. An ancient proverb states "Go forth, win races, and the points will follow." Leary is proving that to be untrue - about as untrue as the statement that the quote above is actually an ancient proverb. Winning Indiana Sprint Week is one of the marquees, one of those items that will…

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CUMMINS COLLECTS TRI-STATE FINALE; LEARY THE ISW CHAMP

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CUMMINS COLLECTS TRI-STATE FINALE; LEARY THE ISW CHAMP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Ryan Sellers Haubstadt, Indiana (July 27, 2019)………In a year's time, Kyle Cummins and crew have come along way. In last year's NOS Energy Sprint Week, the Princeton, Ind. driver qualified for only four of the seven features and finished in the top-ten just once. In 2019, the storyline was redemption with Cummins qualifying for all eight features, finishing in the top-ten in seven and in contention night-after-night, finishing with a flourish after a victory Thursday at Lincoln Park, a near…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR.’S LAST LAP HEROCS GET IT DONE AT BLOOMINGTON

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR.'S LAST LAP HEROCS GET IT DONE AT BLOOMINGTON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Ryan Sellers/USAC Bloomington, Indiana (July 26, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. led three different times for a total of 13 laps in Friday's Sheldon Kinser Memorial, round seven of NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week from Bloomington Speedway, but it was one final lap that decided his fate. After swapping the lead multiple times down the stretch, on the final lap, the Cullman, Ala. native rocketed around the outside of Jason McDougal in turns one and two, locked up…

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CUMMINS LIGHTS OUT AT PUTNAMVILLE ISW ROUND 6

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CUMMINS LIGHTS OUT AT PUTNAMVILLE ISW ROUND 6 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & David Nearpass Putnamville, Indiana (July 25, 2019)………On a night when the lights went out around Lincoln Park Speedway, Kyle Cummins was "lights out" in his NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week round six performance Thursday at the 5/16-mile dirt oval in Putnamville, Ind. Kyle Cummins led from start to finish, wiring all 30 laps from the pole to win his third career Indiana Sprint Week feature and fourth in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car division, returning to victory lane…

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SUNSHINE SWEEPS TERRE HAUTE ISW ROUND 5

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SUNSHINE SWEEPS TERRE HAUTE ISW ROUND 5 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Chad Warner & David Nearpass Terre Haute, Indiana (July 24, 2019)………Tyler Courtney's roller coaster ride of a week can just about be summed up by his eventful 30-lap adventure during Wednesday's NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week round five at the Terre Haute Action Track. During his pursuit of race leader Justin Grant on a restart with 14 laps remaining, Courtney drove around the outside of Grant and held a slight advantage heading into turn three. Grant fought back on the inside where the…

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PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK PREVIEW 2019

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PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK PREVIEW 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 24, 2019)………USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing returns to the east July 30-August 3 for the fifth edition of Pennsylvania Midget Week at five different venues in five-straight nights. The series begins Tuesday, July 30, at Grandview Speedway for the first series visit to the 1/3-mile track in Bechtelsville since Russ Gamester's win in 1989. Wednesday, July 31, marks the debut by the series at Action Track USA in Kutztown. Thursday, Aug. 1, marks a return to Path Valley Speedway…

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USAC MIDGETS INVADE GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JULY 30, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS POST $1,000 IN MODIFIED BONUS MONEY

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USAC MIDGETS INVADE GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JULY 30, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS POST $1,000 IN MODIFIED BONUS MONEY Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 24, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . .NOS Energy Drink USAC Midget stars to include Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Zeb Wise and Tanner Carrick are heading to Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, July 30 for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters. The USAC Midgets and 358 NASCAR Modifieds will showcase this double-header racing program that is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Gates…

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LARSON TO RUN FIRST THREE OF PA MIDGET WEEK

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LARSON TO RUN FIRST THREE OF PA MIDGET WEEK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Speedway, Indiana (July 23, 2019)………Kyle Larson, a 16-time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget winner, will compete in the first three events of the 5th annual Pennsylvania Midget Week, beginning at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. on Tuesday, July 30. Larson will also compete the two following nights in a midget on Wednesday, July 31, at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. and on Thursday, August 1, at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa. Elk Grove, California's Larson will compete for Keith…

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GRANT GLIDES TO ISW GLORY AT THE BURG

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GRANT GLIDES TO ISW GLORY AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Rich Forman/USAC Lawrenceburg, Indiana (July 21, 2019)………For Justin Grant, Lawrenceburg Speedway is akin to a second home. For it was the track where Grant earned his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory and his lone previous Indiana Sprint Week win seven years earlier. It's the place in which he won with USAC in 2014 and again in the fall of 2018. And it's where he earned his latest triumph, Sunday in round four of NOS Energy Drink Indiana…

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WINDOM REIGNS AT KOKOMO FOR FIRST ISW WIN IN 8 YEARS

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WINDOM REIGNS AT KOKOMO FOR FIRST ISW WIN IN 8 YEARS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Rich Forman/USAC Kokomo, Indiana (July 20, 2019)………When compiling statistics prior to the start of this year's NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week, one of the tidbits that stood out, and was hard to fathom, was the fact that it had been eight years since Chris Windom had won a feature event during ISW. In that time span, Windom had become a two-time USAC National champion, added another Indiana Sprint Week title to his resume as well as…

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COURTNEY GETS BACK ON TRACK AT PLYMOUTH

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COURTNEY GETS BACK ON TRACK AT PLYMOUTH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Plymouth, Indiana (July 19, 2019)………The ups and downs of racing night-after-night can take a toll on driver and team alike. It can also afford driver and team an opportunity to get back on the horse, so to speak, to find redemption in the face of adversity. Tyler Courtney has seen all ends of the spectrum in just the last three nights alone, from the peak of winning Wednesday at Eldora to the valley of being collected in an incident on Thursday at…

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COTTLE RACES TO FIRST ISW WIN IN GAS CITY PHOTO FINISH

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COTTLE RACES TO FIRST ISW WIN IN GAS CITY PHOTO FINISH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Ryan Sellers/USAC Gas City, Indiana (July 18, 2019)………No longer will Shane Cottle have to answer the question of when his day will come during NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week. It took 72 ISW feature starts for the Kansas, Ill. native to get his long-awaited breakthrough, and the way it all unfolded in Thursday night's opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway will be one that won't be forgotten anytime soon. Starting 18th, Cottle picked his way through…

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES WITH USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS & NASCAR MODIFIEDS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30

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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES WITH USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS & NASCAR MODIFIEDS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 CHRISTOPHER BELL, JERRY COONS JR., CHAD BOAT & TYLER COURTNEY PART OF USAC MIDGET ROSTER HEADING TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 18, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . .A big night of racing, filled with national stars and local favorites is planned for the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 30 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the NOS Energy Drink USAC National…

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SUNSHINE SCOOPS $10 GRAND IN ELDORA’S 200TH USAC SPRINT RACE

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SUNSHINE SCOOPS $10 GRAND IN ELDORA'S 200TH USAC SPRINT RACE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Rossburg, Ohio (July 17, 2019)………Throughout the past 199 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races held at Eldora Speedway, there are just a few who've displayed the kind of sustained dominance on the western Ohio half-mile that Tyler Courtney has shown over the past 10 months. In the 200th series race Wednesday at the "Big E," Courtney put one in the record books as just the fourth driver to win three-straight USAC National Sprint Car features at Eldora. Jud Larson…

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BONUS MONEY ADDED

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BONUS MONEY ADDED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 16, 2019)………Extra bonus money has been thrown into the pot for the 32nd annual edition of NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week July 18-27 for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. ProSource, out of Grand Saline, Texas, has added "Hard Work" and "Passing Master" awards to the festivities totaling $2,000. The Hard Work award will pay $200 per night to the slowest qualifying driver who transfers into the night's feature event. At the conclusion of the week, the points will be tallied…

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USAC MIDGETS HEAD TO GRANDVIEW, JOIN 358 MODIFIEDS IN NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30

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USAC MIDGETS HEAD TO GRANDVIEW, JOIN 358 MODIFIEDS IN NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 16, 2019 . . . . . The stars of USAC will return to the East, this time taking part in the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series that will open at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 30. The USAC Midgets will share the program with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds in the third event of the 2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The USAC National…

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK START TIMES SHIFTED

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK START TIMES SHIFTED Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Dave Olson Speedway, Indiana (July 15, 2019)………The opening weekend of the 32nd annual NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week tour will have a cooler start with this Thursday through Sunday's event times pushed back to later in the evening. On Thursday, July 18 at Gas City I-69 Speedway, pits open at 4pm, front gates open at 5pm and hot laps begin at 7:30pm. On Friday, July 19 at Plymouth Speedway, pits open at 4pm, front gates open at 5pm and hot laps get on track at 7:30pm. On…

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USAC SPRINTS TACKLE ELDORA WEDNESDAY FOR $10 GRAND

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USAC SPRINTS TACKLE ELDORA WEDNESDAY FOR $10 GRAND Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Rossburg, Ohio (July 15, 2019)………The kickoff to one of the busiest stretches in the history of USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car division begins this Wednesday, July 17, on the high banks of "The Big E," Eldora Speedway for #LetsRaceTwo #TakeTwo in which the winner will take home $10,000! The event is also the 200th for the series at Eldora dating back to Stan Bowman's triumph at the Rossburg, Ohio half-mile in 1962. The race begins a stretch of nine races in…

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IT’S SWEET, SWEET SPRINGS VICTORY FOR CARRICK

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IT'S SWEET, SWEET SPRINGS VICTORY FOR CARRICK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Sweet Springs, Missouri (July 14, 2019)………Most times, it seems the only thing predictable in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing is unpredictability. And sometimes when you think you know what's about to transpire, that's when everything turns on its head. At times, literally. Lincoln, California's Tanner Carrick found that out in Sunday's trip to Missouri's Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex where he became the fourth first-time series winner this year, following Cannon McIntosh, Chris Windom and Jason McDougal. It's the first time…

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COURTNEY GETS WIN #6 AT JEFF CO.

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COURTNEY GETS WIN #6 AT JEFF CO. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Fairbury, Nebraska (July 13, 2019)………Only one driver has reached the six-win mark in a single USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season faster than Tyler Courtney has this season. That was none other than Rich Vogler who reached six in his 13th race in 1978 and in his 14th race in 1988. If there's a driver to run second to in the annals of USAC history, Vogler isn't a bad one to be looking up to. Thus far, through 15 races of…

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WINDOM’S APPROACH HAS BEEN KEY TO ISW SUCCESS

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WINDOM'S APPROACH HAS BEEN KEY TO ISW SUCCESS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 13, 2019)………"Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing." It's a creed you hear repeated all throughout the sports world. However, what the quote doesn't tell you is that, more often than not, it's consistency that wins championships. If an athlete's final product of results is "boom or bust," and met with the unpredictability of highs and lows throughout the duration of the campaign, the short-term reward may pay its dividends, but the ultimate result will…

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$10,000 ON THE LINE FOR 200TH USAC SPRINT RACE AT ELDORA

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$10,000 ON THE LINE FOR 200TH USAC SPRINT RACE AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Cameron Neveu/USACRossburg, Ohio (July 13, 2019).........Ten-thousand dollars are on the line for the winner of this Wednesday's 200th USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship event at Eldora Speedway on July 17.#LetsRaceTwo #TakeTwo features both the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on the same event card.  Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.) has won each of the last two most recent USAC Sprint Car visits to the western Ohio high-banked, half-mile oval, including this past May where…

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McDOUGAL CHECKS OFF FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN AT JEFFERSON COUNTY

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McDOUGAL CHECKS OFF FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN AT JEFFERSON COUNTY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Fairbury, Nebraska (July 12, 2019)………Just three races into their new relationship, Jason McDougal and FMR Racing appear to be the perfect match. McDougal joined the team in late June, and by mid-July, the pair hit paydirt in Friday's Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb., round two of "Mid-America Midget Week." Just this past Tuesday, McDougal was running up front in the "MAMW" opener at Red…

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THE ROCKER: AN INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TRADITION UNLIKE ANY OTHER

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THE ROCKER: AN INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TRADITION UNLIKE ANY OTHER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 12, 2019)………There are a number of Indiana Sprint Week traditions that have become staples of the mid-summer Hoosier state tour of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Perhaps none have become as significant and more meaningful than the hand-crafted Bridgeport rocking chair awarded to the NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week owner champion each year. The tradition began more than a decade ago by Air Force veteran John Youngs and his wife Terri of Vincennes,…

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DALBY & McQUEEN REPRESENT WESTERN CONTINGENT AT MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK

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DALBY & McQUEEN REPRESENT WESTERN CONTINGENT AT MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Lance Jennings Speedway, Indiana (July 8, 2019)………A 20-plus hour drive from the most recent series race in Ventura, Calif. to Tuesday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship round in Meeker, Okla. brings a pair of drivers currently in the top-four of USAC's Western States Midget standings, Robert Dalby and Shannon McQueen, to the Heartland of America for "Mid-America Midget Week" July 9-14. Dalby, of Anaheim, Calif., has been a top contender in recent years on the Western States campaign where…

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BACON RIDES AGAIN IN MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK

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BACON RIDES AGAIN IN MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 8, 2019)………Brady Bacon is on a roll right now, and he aims to continue the run in this week's "Mid-America Midget Week," July 9-14 as the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship swings through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri for five races in a six night span. Bacon will compete in the first four events of the tour aboard the Central Motorsports No. 85 Tuesday, July 9 at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., Wednesday, July 10 at…

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USAC’S MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK: 5 RACES, 6 NIGHTS, 4 STATES ON JULY 9-14

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USAC'S MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK: 5 RACES, 6 NIGHTS, 4 STATES ON JULY 9-14 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (July 7, 2019)………Five races, four states, six nights. That's what lies ahead for the competitors of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship this coming week in "Mid-America Midget Week" beginning this Tuesday, July 9. "Tuesday Night Thunder" begins the racing feast with the series' second appearance at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., followed by the series debut at the Concordia (Kans.) High Banks on Wednesday, July 10, the two-night "Midwest Midget…

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BACON THE 20 GRAND MAN AT CORN BELT NATIONALS

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BACON THE 20 GRAND MAN AT CORN BELT NATIONALS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Lee Greenawalt/USAC Knoxville, Iowa (July 6, 2019)………As it turned out, Brady Bacon's show of strength in Friday's opener was just the warm-up act for what was in store during Saturday night's inaugural Brandt Professional Agriculture "Corn Belt Nationals" finale at Knoxville Raceway. The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion from Broken Arrow, Okla. backed up his Friday night victory at Knoxville with a masterfully dominating win Saturday night, leading all 30 laps en route to an 8.286 sec.…

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