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USAC Sprints Prepared for 2nd Act Sunday at I-55

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#19 Chris Windom & #5 Anton Hernandez(Al Steinberg Photo) USAC SPRINTS PREPARED FOR 2ND ACT SUNDAY AT I-55 By: Richie Murray - USAC MediaPevely, Missouri (June 1, 2020).........They say first impressions can make a lasting impression.The first impression by the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars two years ago at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 was something nobody there would soon forget.  It was a barnburner between former roommates Jason McDougal and Kevin Thomas Jr. that saw six lead changes in a 30-lap span, including the final one, with just four laps remaining. Now the time has arrived for the second…

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McIntosh Makes it to the Top at Port City Practice

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McINTOSH MAKES IT TO THE TOP AT PORT CITY PRACTICE By: Richie Murray - USAC MediaTulsa, Oklahoma. (May 21, 2020).........In the first USAC on-track action in 75 days, Cannon McIntosh recorded the fastest single lap in Thursday's USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget practice session, turning in a time of 9.459 seconds to blister around the 1/8-mile in preparation for this Friday and Saturday's racing events at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.Although this weekend marks the series' debut at the track, McIntosh, from Bixby, Okla., has extensive experience at the track in micro sprints and finished 2nd in the Sooner…

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EASTERN STORM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES MAY 13, 2020 CONTACT:  BOB MILLER   443 513 4456 USAC EASTERN STORM POSTPONED Speedway, Indiana (May 13, 2020)………Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 regulations with the three states involved in Eastern Storm, originally scheduled for June 9-14, USAC and the track promoters have made the decision to postpone the popular weeklong event featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series. In accordance with the planning involved for traveling teams and fans from all across the nation for the 14th annual swing in Pennsylvania, New…

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USAC’s Indiana Schedule Launches June 14 with 7 Races in 8 Nights!

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(Ray Hague Photo) USAC'S INDIANA SCHEDULE BEGINS JUNE 14WITH 7 RACES IN 8 NIGHTSSpeedway, Indiana (May 13, 2020).........Indiana's USAC schedule will resume with a busy stretch of seven events in an eight-night span beginning June 14, starting with the return of USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship racing and leading into the 16th annual edition of Indiana Midget Week featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship.All the USAC events held during June in Indiana will follow state guidelines, limiting seating capacity to 50 percent at all venues.The Sunday night, June 14 date will take the USAC AMSOIL Sprint…

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April Race Cancellations for USAC Announced

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APRIL RACE CANCELLATIONS ANNOUNCEDSpeedway, Indiana (March 31, 2020).........Seven races from USAC's National series calendar for the month of April, as well as eight from the Regional schedule, have been postponed/canceled due to the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The National events affected by the circumstances include three USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and four USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget events:April 4: Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / USAC AMSOIL National Sprint CarsApril 10: Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, AR / USAC NOS Energy Drink National MidgetsApril 11: Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, AR / USAC NOS Energy Drink…

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USAC Statement Regarding Postponement of March Races

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USAC STATEMENT REGARDING POSTPONEMENT OF MARCH RACESSpeedway, Indiana (March 16, 2020) - Given the uncertainty and ever-rapidly changing situation of the coronavirus pandemic in our country, the USAC management team is working cohesively with race promoters and track operators for races scheduled over the next 30 days. Decisions on each race will be made according to local, state and federal mandates that ensure the safety of all our fans and teams.As of now, races scheduled for the CRA and West Coast Sprint Cars, as well as the Western Midget Series and Eastern SpeeD2 Midgets have been postponed through the end…

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California’s March USAC Schedule Postponed

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CALIFORNIA'S MARCH USAC SCHEDULE POSTPONED Speedway, Indiana (March 13, 2020).........The spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States and around the world has had effects on numerous events around the sporting world, and USAC racing's March calendar is now included in that group.This Saturday's March 14 West Coast Sprint Car event at Hanford, California's Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds has been postponed with officials hopeful to make up the Twin 20s event at a later date this season.Furthermore, the Western States Midget season opener on Saturday, March 21, at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway has been postponed as well as…

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LEARY SCORES SOUTHWEST SPRINT VICTORY AT CANYON

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Friday Canyon winner C.J. Leary.(Ben Thrasher Photo) LEARY SCORES SOUTHWEST SPRINT VICTORY AT CANYON By: Lance JenningsPEORIA, AZ - MARCH 6, 2020... Powering past "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr. on the second lap, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) earned the Friday night AMSOIL USAC/CRA & Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win at Canyon Speedway Park.Driving Bill Michael's #77M Kodiak Products / Beal's Auto Body Sherman, the defending USAC National Sprint Car Champion took the $3,000 "Spring Showcase" opener over Davis, "The Demon" Damion Gardner, Brody Roa, and hard charger J.J. Yeley.Yeley earned the Flowdymanics Hard Charger Award with an eleventh to…

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D’ALESSIO TO CONTEND FOR USAC SPRINT ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2020

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D'ALESSIO TO CONTEND FOR USAC SPRINT ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Speedway, Indiana (January 10, 2020)………Anthony D'Alessio is stepping up to challenge for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors in the upcoming 2020 season. D'Alessio, in conjunction with Parallax Motorsports, will field one entry as an owner/driver for the 2020 slate, which features 46 events at 23 different venues, most of which D'Alessio will be experiencing for the first time, beginning in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for Winter Dirt Games XI. "I am…

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COCKRUM TEAMS WITH FIVE-THREE FOR 2020 SILVER CROWN RUN

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COCKRUM TEAMS WITH FIVE-THREE FOR 2020 SILVER CROWN RUN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com January 9, 2020 (Joliet, Illinois)………Shane Cockrum, a three-time winner on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series trail during his career, has joined Five Three Motorsports for the dirt portion of the series schedule for the 2020 season. Cockrum, of Benton, Ill. and the Joliet, Ill.-based Schuck family's Five-Three Motorsports form a formidable pairing of USAC winning driver and a team who is eager to win its first ever USAC Silver Crown race in the coming season. "I've had a relationship with the…

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WISE AND HOLLAN TO RUN PART-TIME MIDGET SCHEDULE FOR KUNZ IN 2020

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WISE AND HOLLAN TO RUN PART-TIME MIDGET SCHEDULE FOR KUNZ IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 17, 2019)………Zeb Wise and Holley Hollan will compete on a part-time basis for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian throughout the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season. Angola, Indiana's Wise will hit a handful of USAC Midget events on the schedule with Kunz that don't conflict with his recently announced deal to compete on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tour. Wise has tentative plans to run a partial Indiana Midget Week…

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SEAVEY JOINS REINBOLD-UNDERWOOD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT TITLE CHASE

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SEAVEY JOINS REINBOLD-UNDERWOOD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT TITLE CHASE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 15, 2019)………A pairing between a USAC National championship winning driver and team will greet the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour as Logan Seavey has agreed to partner up with Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports for a full-time run with the series in 2020. Seavey, of Sutter, Calif. captured the 2018 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget title and finished as the runner-up to Tyler Courtney during this year's campaign with three victories and an Indiana Midget…

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2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON TO OPEN AT NASHVILLE

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2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON TO OPEN AT NASHVILLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Cameron Neveu Nashville, Tennessee (December 14, 2019)………The 2020 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car season will open with the series' debut at Tennessee's Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday afternoon, May 3. The half-mile, high-banked pavement oval has hosted six previous USAC National events, but none yet thus far with USAC's Silver Crown division. The last visit came during the 2004 season with Sprint Cars, a twin bill of 77-lap main events won by Bobby East and Dave Steele. USAC National Midgets have raced…

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KOFOID & PURSLEY GO FULL-TIME FOR KUNZ IN 2020

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KOFOID & PURSLEY GO FULL-TIME FOR KUNZ IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Devin Mayo Indianapolis, Indiana (December 14, 2019)………Buddy Kofoid and Daison Pursley will fill two slots on the full-time driver roster for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian as the pair pursue Rookie of the Year honors with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship in 2020. Penngrove, California's Kofoid came aboard to pilot a midget for KKM on the November western swing in 2019 where he made four feature starts, topping out with a 6th place result in the season finale at California's Ventura Raceway, finishing as…

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SWANSON, LEARY AND COURTNEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT 2019 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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SWANSON, LEARY AND COURTNEY SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT 2019 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades Indianapolis, Indiana (December 13, 2019)………USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney shared the spotlight along with other 2019 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 64th USAC Night of Champions celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: The record books were rewritten once again by Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson who, it seems, is able to withstand and thrive in every challenging situation thrown at him. After joining a new team…

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LAYSER JOINS TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SLATE

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LAYSER JOINS TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SLATE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dave Olsen Indianapolis, Indiana (December 14, 2019)………Andrew Layser, who on Friday was named Rookie of the Year for the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, has teamed up with Tucker-Boat Motorsports to tackle the entire series schedule in his sophomore season of 2020. After serving as a regular in the midgets out east in 2017-18, the Collegeville, Pa. native made the leap to the National trail this past year for Clauson/Marshall Racing where he recorded eight top-ten finishes in 24 starts,…

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WINDOM SIGNS WITH TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON

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WINDOM SIGNS WITH TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON Story By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 13, 2019)………Two-time USAC National champion Chris Windom will compete for Tucker-Boat Motorsports on the full USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship schedule during the 2020 season. Windom’s 2016 Silver Crown and 2017 AMSOIL National Sprint Car titles have him just one USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship shy of becoming the seventh USAC Triple Crown champion to have won all three National series titles in his career, which would join him with Tony Stewart, J.J.…

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CHAMP LEARY TO RUN #1 FOR GILE ON 2020 USAC SPRINT TRAIL

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CHAMP LEARY TO RUN #1 FOR GILE ON 2020 USAC SPRINT TRAIL Story By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana (December 12, 2019)………Recently crowned champion C.J. Leary is on the move to Gene Gile Racing where he will pilot car No. 1 on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020. Leary makes the move to the Phoenix, Arizona-based GGR team following a single season at Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports in 2019, which resulted in a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title following two victories and series best 32 top-ten finishes in 34 starts. However,…

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USAC SILVER CROWN SLATED FOR 12 RACES IN 2020; ADDS SELINSGROVE DEBUT & GATEWAY RETURN

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USAC SILVER CROWN SLATED FOR 12 RACES IN 2020; ADDS SELINSGROVE DEBUT & GATEWAY RETURN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019)………The 50th season of USAC Silver Crown racing features the versatile talent in the series tackling both dirt and pavement throughout its 12 race docket during the 2020 campaign, which includes a first-time venue in Pennsylvania's Selinsgrove Speedway dirt half-mile and a return visit to the ultra-fast paved 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway in southern Illinois for the first time in four years. The series gets underway on May 3…

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2020 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST SINCE 1988

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2020 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST SINCE 1988 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019)………USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will embark on their largest schedule of events in over three decades when the series hits the trail for the start of their 65th season on Feb. 7-8 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., the opening night of Winter Dirt Games XI. The series schedule has grown to 39 events for the 2020 campaign, the most events on the slate since 1988. It's a schedule which includes a mix…

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2020 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SCHEDULE RELEASED

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2020 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SCHEDULE RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 11, 2019)………Forty-six events at 23 different venues across 14 states dot the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar for the 2020 season with many of the familiar favorites joining a bevy of racetracks making their return to the schedule. For the 11th consecutive season, the series begins the campaign with three-straight events in Florida, at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Feb. 13-14-15. From there, the season kicks into gear in the Midwest springtime with an April 4 visit to…

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WINDOM ONWARD WITH HAYWARD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON

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WINDOM ONWARD WITH HAYWARD FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 9, 2019)………Two-time USAC National champion Chris Windom will suit up for Hayward Motorsports to drive car No. 19 on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020. Along with Windom, his longtime sidekick and crew chief Derek Claxton will be turning the wrenches on the machine that will carry sponsorship from NOS Energy Drink. Additional corporate sponsors will be announced by the team during the Performance Racing Industry show this week in Indianapolis. Windom, the…

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CARRICK CATCHES RIDE WITH PETRY FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON

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CARRICK CATCHES RIDE WITH PETRY FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 9, 2019)………Tanner Carrick, who this past year became one of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget division's five first-time winners, has found a new home with Petry Motorsports to chase a USAC Midget championship in 2020. The 17-year-old Carrick, of Lincoln, Calif., will join the Petry Motorsports team after spending the past three seasons behind the wheel for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, for whom he captured 2017 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year honors as…

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2019 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR YEAR IN REVIEW

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2019 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR YEAR IN REVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019)………In his eighth full season with the series, youthful C.J. Leary became USAC's newest first-time champion as well as the third youngest USAC National Sprint Car driver champion behind only Bryan Clauson and Levi Jones, who were both just slightly younger at the same age of 23. In 2016, Leary became the first son of a past USAC Silver Crown winner (Chuck Leary) to win a race himself in that series. In 2019, C.J. also became…

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON IN REVIEW

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON IN REVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019)………With the 64th USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season in the books, we reflect on the most balanced season in recent times in terms of the variety of venues and the number of teams and drivers who stepped to the forefront to compete at an elite level throughout the duration of the most expansive schedule of events in more than two decades. Firstly, Tyler Courtney and Clauson/Marshall Racing earned their first driver and owner championship, respectively, in…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. BACK IN THE #9K FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. BACK IN THE #9K FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 4, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. will return to the KT Motorsports No. 9K for the full 2020 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car campaign with sponsorship from McDonald's and Dr. Pepper. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., made his USAC National Sprint Car debut aboard the No. 9K in 2009, won his first career USAC Sprint race in the car in 2012, and reeled off five victories during a strong 2017 campaign with the team. The 2018 series…

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2020 INDIANA MIDGET WEEK SLATE SET

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2020 INDIANA MIDGET WEEK SLATE SET Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana………Indiana Midget Week enters its 15th year in 2020 with a new look with the addition of Paragon Speedway as the opener to the star studded six-straight nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing June 2-7. On Tuesday, June 2, the tricky quarter mile of Paragon, located just a little less than an hour southwest of Indianapolis, will make its debut on the Indiana Midget Week schedule by hosting its first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race since 1985 and its first…

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2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED

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2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (December 2, 2019)………The 33rd annual Indiana Sprint Week schedule will feature seven races in a nine-night span between July 24 and August 1 at seven familiar Hoosier-state venues on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail. The 2020 ISW schedule includes seven distinct tracks with a rich history and unique characteristics each their own, ranging from quarter-miles to three-eighths to half-miles, with degrees of banking both flat and high throughout the mini-series, offering a unique challenge to both driver and machine…

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Ventura, California (November 29 2019)………Nearing halfway of Friday night's 98-lap feature at California's Ventura Raceway while running fifth, Kyle Larson nearly saw his Turkey Night Grand Prix end in shambles after biking hard into turn one. Somehow, someway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native regained his footing, kept his foot on the throttle and carried on as if it was just part of the game plan. Obviously, it wasn't, but Larson welcomes a challenge and responded to it in kind throughout the night,…

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USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUTS AT SELINSGROVE IN 2020

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USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUTS AT SELINSGROVE IN 2020 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (November 29, 2019)………Pennsylvania's Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) will present the Bill Holland Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in what promises to be a must-see event 74 years in the making! The first-ever visit by the Silver Crown Champ Cars to the historic half-mile oval will feature the wingless warriors in a 74-lap race that will not only honor the memory of the late Hall-of-Fame driver Bill…

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LARSON BIDS FOR RARE SEASON-ENDING HAT TRICK AT TURKEY NIGHT

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LARSON BIDS FOR RARE SEASON-ENDING HAT TRICK AT TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 27, 2019)………It always seems imperative to end on a high note, to conclude the season in as successful fashion as possible to bring good fortune and cheer heading into the winter months of the racing season. Kyle Larson has an opportunity standing before him to reach the highest of notes this coming Thursday during the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway. Only two drivers in the history…

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STENHOUSE JOINS STACKED TURKEY NIGHT FIELD

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STENHOUSE JOINS STACKED TURKEY NIGHT FIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 26, 2019)………Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., a five-time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature winner and 2007 series Rookie of the Year, has filed an entry to become the latest addition to the massive field for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Stenhouse, also a two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup winner and two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champ, will drive the No. 17JR for Clauson/Marshall Racing, a fifth…

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TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX-VIEW 2019

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TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX-VIEW 2019 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 25, 2019)………It's been nearly three decades since the Turkey Night Grand Prix has reached the levels of enormity in car count and buzz than it has entering this Thursday's 79th edition of the prestigious event, but that's certainly the case in 2019. More than 70 cars are expected to compete in the event at California's seaside oval of Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving night, November 28, which would be the most USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets in attendance…

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THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD

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THIRD TIME'S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California (November 23, 2019)………Kyle Larson became the first driver in 16 years to win back-to-back USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget features in the state of California on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, picking off Michael Pickens for good on the 11th lap and commanding the final 20 laps to score his third series victory of the year. J.J. Yeley was the last to pull off the Cali double with two consecutive wins in the Golden State in 2003 at…

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Placerville, California (November 20, 2019)………Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson's most cherished racing moments. It's the place he made his first sprint car start. It's the place he won his first sprint car race. It's the place he describes as his "home track." Now, he can chalk up another memorable moment at the northern California 1/4-mile dirt oval and lay claim as the winner of the richest event in USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget…

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & DB3 Placerville, California (November 19, 2019)………It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget. Just last weekend, the Fresno, Calif. native broke into the top-10 for the first time with the series in his fifth start, a ninth-place finish, and admitted that it's a different kind racing than he's used to and that it will take time to compete with the best drivers of this…

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES

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TURKEY NIGHT GP ENTRY LIST SURGES PAST 70 ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California (November 19, 2019)………The driver lineup for the Nov. 28th Turkey Night Grand Prix at California's Ventura Raceway has surged above 70 entrants for the 79th running of the famed event featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets. The car count hasn't exceeded 70 since 1992, and this year's class of entries is not only stocked with quantity, but immense quality. The lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016…

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS

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HANGTOWN 100 IS FIRST 100-LAP USAC MIDGET RACE IN 7 YEARS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 18, 2019)………One-hundred lap USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget races are a rarity these days. In fact, this week's inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 from California's Placerville Speedway is the first such event in seven seasons, a race won by Brady Bacon at Indiana's Tri-State Speedway in 2012. Races of that length can create a completely different aspect to the event that you don't see in standard 30 or even 40 lap events. There's…

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW

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HANGTOWN 100 USAC MIDGET RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 17, 2019)………If you're going to make a first impression, make it a big one! The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets make their debut at California's Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-20, for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, the richest event in the history of the series with a total purse of over $150,000 for the two-night spectacular. Tuesday's PureCrop1 main event on November 19 will pay $5,000 to the 30-lap main event winner and features…

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LEARY’S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE

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LEARY'S LANDMARK SEASON NETS USAC SPRINT TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Was there any more indicative way of how C.J. Leary and Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports achieved their USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship than how they performed in Saturday night's season finale at Arizona Speedway? The team rolled off the trailer for the second night of Western World and clicked off fast time during qualifying, then won their heat race from the third row and finished off with a solid top-five run. Night-after-night, track-after-track, Leary…

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Regardless of the type of car or the venue, Brady Bacon has a knack for winning at the Western World Championships. Entering Saturday night's 52nd Western World finale at Arizona Speedway, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native had previously earned four final night victories in a 360 c.i. sprint car, first in 2009 and 2010 in Tucson, then again in 2016 and 2018 at Arizona. Now you can add a victory in a midget to his Western World…

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………One year ago, Tyler Courtney had a view from the other side of the spectrum at the season finale. There, his nearest combatant in the title chase collected a feature win while he celebrated a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship. Saturday's 2019 season finale at Arizona Speedway found the Indianapolis, Ind. in the polar opposite position where he was the one standing in victory lane with a tinge of bittersweetness surrounding him. He earned a…

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Entering the final weekend of the year trailing by 44 points in the USAC AMSOIL National standings, Tyler Courtney's goal was simple. Win a championship. Simple enough. But to do that, you've got to persevere under pressure and tense situations that may arise around you. You've also got to avoid catastrophe whether it's by your own doing or avoiding the calamities around you in order to maximize your points. Courtney checked all those boxes…

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Since his car first rolled off the trailer for practice one night earlier, Kevin Thomas, Jr. has had the propensity to be quick in a midget around Arizona Speedway. That tendency carried into Friday night's Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford where Thomas led all 30 laps and fought off a hard-charging Zeb Wise who nearly ripped away the victory in the final laps of first ever visit for the USAC NOS…

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE

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THOMAS LEADS MIDGETS IN WESTERN WORLD PRACTICE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. recorded the fastest lap during USAC NOS Energy Drink National/Western States Midget open practice Wednesday night at Arizona Speedway in preparation for the 52nd running of the Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas set the standard of 15.073 around the 1/3-mile dirt oval in the first ever visit for the series to Arizona Speedway aboard his Petry Motorsports/FK Rod Ends - McDonald's - Dr. Pepper/Bullet/Speedway Toyota.…

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA

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MASSIVE TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET ENTRY LIST AWAITS VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Ventura, California (November 13, 2019)………As it stands now, the entry list for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is stacked to the gills with the number of cars, drivers and the amount of talent that will be on display for the prestigious event on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California's Ventura Raceway. Entries are still rolling in at press time, but at the moment, the lone past Turkey Night Midget winner in the field is 2012 and 2016 victor Kyle Larson (Elk…

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD

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TALENTED CROP TO DOUBLE UP AT WESTERN WORLD Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 12, 2019)………This weekend's 52nd Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford at Arizona Speedway presents a unique opportunity. An opportunity to showcase versatility in both a Sprint Car and a Midget on the same track on the same evening for two consecutive nights. It's a rare breed who've been able to tame both beasts on the same night by winning both a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature and a USAC NOS…

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW

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USAC SPRINT CAR WESTERN WORLD PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title comes down to this: two events in two nights at Arizona Speedway where C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney are engaged in a battle separated by a mere 44 points entering this Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th's 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford. C.J. Leary enters the ring this weekend with the advantage after capturing the victory in last Saturday's Oval Nationals at California's…

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HANGTOWN 100 DEADLINE LOOMING; 57 CARS ALREADY ENTERED

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HANGTOWN 100 DEADLINE LOOMING; 57 CARS ALREADY ENTERED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Placerville, California (November 11, 2019)………Last call has arrived for teams to register for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 19-20 at California's Placerville Speedway at https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online. Fifty-seven entries have already been received for the event, which features a $130,000 purse over two nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget racing which concludes with a $20,000 to win 100-lap feature on the final night while the overall points champion receives a $12,000 bonus. Among the…

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WESTERN WORLD USAC MIDGET PREVIEW

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WESTERN WORLD USAC MIDGET PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 11, 2019)………It's been five years since the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets have graced the Grand Canyon State of Arizona where they return this weekend, Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 for the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford, a two-night doubleheader with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. This weekend's trip to the Southwest will mark the first ever visit for midgets to the 3/8-mile dirt oval in San Tan Valley.…

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