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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS

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FIVE PAST WINTER DIRT GAMES WINNERS AMONG ENTRIES FOR OCALA USAC SPRINT OPENERS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Ocala, Florida.........Five past "Winter Dirt Games" feature winners have entered the 2018 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season openers Feb. 15-16-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The ninth edition of the three-race series in the heart of Florida has had 11 different winning drivers in its 22-race history. The winner of the opener at the most recent trip by the series to Ocala was Ione, California's Justin Grant. The 2018…

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KTJ & HOFFMAN SET FOR USAC SPRINT DEBUT AT OCALA

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DYNAMIC DUO: KTJ & HOFFMAN SET FOR USAC SPRINT DEBUT AT OCALA FEB. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Over the course of the past several decades, Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. has been synonymous with USAC Sprint Car success. Likewise, over these past two seasons, no driver has won more traditional sprint car features than Kevin Thomas, Jr. When the announcement came down in late 2017 that these two success stories would illustrate a new chapter in the coming year by combining resources, it made complete sense. Thomas' car will be dressed in the storied…

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN

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BOESPFLUG BACK TO BASICS FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Chad Boespflug's 2017 season began with an extreme dose of optimism. Coming off a career year in 2016 in which he won six USAC-sanctioned features, Boespflug combined his team's resources with those of the previous year's championship winning entry, and winningest team in the history of the series, the legendary Hoffman/Dynamics, Inc. No. 69. After a seemingly strong start which included an instant classic triumph on the red clay of Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway last April, success became harder to…

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BACON, HAMILTON TO SPLIT DUTIES FOR 2018 SILVER CROWN RUN WITH KLATT, EAST

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BACON, HAMILTON TO SPLIT DUTIES FOR 2018 SILVER CROWN RUN WITH KLATT, EAST Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon and past USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year Kyle Hamilton will split duties during the 2018 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season for Terry Klatt Enterprises and USAC Hall of Fame crew chief Bob East. Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will compete in all five of the dirt races on the schedule at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Apr. 29, the Indiana State…

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12TH USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES EASTERN STORM THURSDAY, JUNE 14

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GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TO OPEN. . . 12TH USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES EASTERN STORM THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA – One of the hottest tickets of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill season, the wingless warriors of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship kick off their only East Coast tour at Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, June 14. The tradition continues as the Thunder Series opens this wildly popular annual tour. In 2007, Thunder on the Hill special events promoter, Bob Miller and the Rogers Family, brought the…

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UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB AND RACING ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

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UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB AND RACING ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Walt Smith & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com SPEEDWAY, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2018) - The country's premier grassroots racing organization and the national leader in motorsports communication technology are now official partners. The United States Auto Club (USAC), which sanctions more than 1,000 motorsports events, today announced a multi-year agreement with Racing Electronics granting exclusive vending and communications services and the designation of " Official Radio Supplier of USAC." "Racing Electronics was the clear choice in a two-way communications supplier for USAC," said Kevin Miller, President…

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MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY

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MOTORSPORTS EXECUTIVE JERRY GAPPENS LEASES GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing GAS CITY, Indiana.........With a résumé that includes more than 25 years of successful motorsports promotion - including running the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England - well-respected racing executive Jerry Gappens has reached an agreement with track owner Jack Himelick to lease and promote Gas City I-69 Speedway effective immediately. Located just off Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, the semi-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval opened in the mid-1980s. Known for his creative and effective marketing and promotional skills, Gappens enjoyed a 23-year career…

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BELL BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES ON 2017 WITH “KNEPPER 55” TRIUMPH

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BELL BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES ON 2017 WITH "KNEPPER 55" TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Neil Cavanagh/USAC RAcing Du Quoin, Illinois.........Christopher Bell celebrated his 23rd birthday in grand style Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center after taking the lead with four laps remaining to win the third annual "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special event at the indoor, one-sixth-mile dirt oval in Du Quoin. Rarely has the 2013 USAC National Midget champion from Norman, Oklahoma not been at the top of his game when he's behind the wheel of a midget, but 2017 saw…

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56 ENTRIES FILED FOR JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 AT Du QUOIN

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56 ENTRIES FILED FOR JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 AT Du QUOIN! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........Dillon Welch, Parker Price-Miller and Chris R. Andrews have filed their entries Sunday on the final night of the free entry period for the third running of the "Junior Knepper 55." The list for the Saturday, December 16 race at the Southern Illinois Center now boasts a field of 56 USAC Midgets for the non-points special event at the purpose-built, indoor racing facility at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, including the Clauson Marshall team with six entries,…

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STENHOUSE, BELL, COURTNEY, GRANT ENTER AS “KNEPPER 55” LIST EXCEEDS 50

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STENHOUSE, BELL, COURTNEY, GRANT ENTER AS "KNEPPER 55" LIST EXCEEDS 50! Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........Clauson Marshall Racing, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and Tucker/Boat Motorsports have all filed their entries for the Saturday, December 16 "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget "Special Event" indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. CMR has entered six cars for the event, including the driver who won the very first "Knepper 55" in 2015, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi. Stenhouse won twice, at Talladega Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, on…

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SWANSON, WINDOM, BAYSTON SHARE USAC SPOTLIGHT AT “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” CELEBRATION

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SWANSON, WINDOM, BAYSTON SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT FRIDAY'S 62nd "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" CELEBRATION Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades/USAC Racing USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Chris Windom and Spencer Bayston shared the spotlight along with other 2017 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 62nd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Swanson, of Kingsburg, CA, Windom, of Canton, IL and Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, earned National championships. Swanson was a third-time Silver Crown titlist, Windom a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Bayston a first-time National Midget champ.…

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DOOLING HAYWARD MOTORSPORTS JOINS FORCES WITH RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING FOR 2018 USAC SEASON AND BEYOND

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DOOLING HAYWARD MOTORSPORTS JOINS FORCES WITH RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING FOR 2018 USAC SEASON AND BEYOND Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2017) - Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR's most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018; its 49th season as a race team. It all began in 1970 for the…

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BALANCED PAVEMENT/DIRT MIX THE INGREDIENT FOR 2018 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE

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BALANCED PAVEMENT/DIRT MIX THE INGREDIENT FOR 2018 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........A helping of six pavement and five dirt races make up a balanced USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for the 2018 season, which marks the series' return to the state of Wisconsin for the first time since 2011. The Silver Crown cars will make their debut appearance on the half-mile, paved Madison International Speedway on June 29 for the "Cheesemakers 100." While it's the big cars' first go at the Oregon, Wisconsin joint, USAC's National…

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NEW TITLE SPONSOR, NEW VENUES RING IN RECHARGED USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES

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NEW TITLE SPONSOR, NEW VENUES RING IN RECHARGED USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........A brand new title sponsor and a pair of new venues amongst a slate of popular series mainstays bring an invigorated USAC National Midget scene in 2018 with 23 events, 21 venues and nine states occupying the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship schedule. The series has partnered with an innovative technology launching in January 2018 that rewards good drivers with great rates for car insurance, which will go hand-in-hand with benefits to the…

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USAC SPRINTS SLATED FOR 45 EVENTS IN 2018

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USAC SPRINTS SLATED FOR 45 EVENTS FROM COAST-TO-COAST IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indianapolis, Indiana.........Following a year of renaissance with a new breed of drivers ascending to the top of the standings, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship reloads for a 2018 schedule that includes 45 events between the months of February and November. Leading off the schedule once again for the ninth-straight season is "Winter Dirt Games" at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park on February 15-16-17. The wintertime defroster begins a season that carries with it a number of tried…

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KNEPPER 55 MIDGET FIELD NEARS 40

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KNEPPER 55 MIDGET FIELD NEARS 40; WEASE, BEAUCHAMP & PECK ENTER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Du Quoin, Illinois.........A "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner, an Indiana Sprint Week feature winner and an All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner are among the latest of 38 entries, thus far, for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. Billy Wease, the 2006 "Turkey Night" winner, finished 9th at Du Quoin in March's "Shamrock Classic." The Noblesville, Ind. driver has entered for the indoor…

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KYLE CUMMINS JOINS EZR FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT TOUR

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KYLE CUMMINS JOINS EZR FOR 2018 USAC SPRINT TOUR Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Princeton, Indiana driver Kyle Cummins and team owners Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow (EZR) have partnered up to take on the full 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season. Previously supplying cars and engines to Chad Boespflug in 2016 and 2017, EZR now offers the same arrangement for Cummins, who will not only handle driving duties but also day-to-day maintenance from the team's headquarters in Princeton. Their immediate plans involve a full slate of United States Auto Club sprint car contests,…

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BRISCOE & COTTLE HEADLINE EARLY “KNEPPER 55” USAC MIDGET ENTRIES

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BRISCOE & COTTLE HEADLINE EARLY "KNEPPER 55" USAC MIDGET ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: David Sink/USAC Du Quoin, Illinois.........Racing champions Chase Briscoe and Shane Cottle are among the 30, thus far, early entries for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. Briscoe, of Mitchell, Indiana, is the 2016 ARCA champ and recently wrapped up NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors and his first series win in the finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November. Briscoe is certainly no rookie when it comes to…

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BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY WELCOMES USAC EASTERN STORM IN JUNE 2018

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THE BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY WELCOMES USAC EASTERN STORM IN JUNE 2018 Story By: Deb Smith/Bridgeport Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com For the first time ever in the history of the track, the Bridgeport Speedway will participate in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Eastern Storm in June of 2018 when the wingless sprint cars make their annual trek east for six nights of racing. The Eastern Storm will makes its return to the Garden State after a two year absence. The series will open at the Grandview Speedway on Thursday, June 14, move to Williams Grove on Friday, the 15th, and…

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Brady Bacon captured Wednesday's USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Car feature on night one of the 77th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Ventura Raceway. The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma zipped around Troy Rutherford on the fifth lap of the 20-lap points-free "Special Event" feature and cruised to a commanding two-and-a-half second victory ahead of Rutherford, Carson Macedo, Tyler Courtney and Max Adams. Also timing in second during midget practice Wednesday…

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS

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LARSON, BELL, SWEET AND BRISCOE RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS FOR TURKEY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........Have you heard the one about when Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe walk into a racetrack? Well, when that happens, it's definitely no joke. These four may not be series regulars, but when they strap into a USAC Midget this Thursday night, Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix," this "vacation" away from their regular duties becomes strictly business. All have earned a reputation…

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA

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TALENTED TURKEY NIGHT ROOKIE CLASS READY TO ROCK AT VENTURA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........One of the deepest "Turkey Night Grand Prix" fields in years brings with it one of the most talented rookie classes for the race as well. At press time, 23 of the 52 entries will be contenders for Don Basile "Rookie of the Race" honors for the 77th annual race on Thursday night, Nov. 23, including three drivers currently in the top-ten of the USAC National Midget point standings: Tyler Courtney (5th), Justin Grant (6th) and Tanner Carrick…

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“TURKEY NIGHT” MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52

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"TURKEY NIGHT" MIDGET PRE-ENTRY LIST HITS 52! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Ventura, California.........The midget entry list for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway. Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets. Among the 52 entries, four past winners have signed up:…

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH

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BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Bakersfield, California.........With one of the busiest racing schedules of any driver in the United States, Brady Bacon annually competes in excess of 100 events a year on tracks from coast-to-coast. In Saturday night's "November Classic," it might've appeared the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native had been an experienced master of Bakersfield Speedway. But, wouldn't you know it? Saturday night was the first time Bacon had even laid eyes on the track. Bacon, originally lining up seventh on the grid, worked the…

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19 Story By: Dan Kapuscinski/Weedsport Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish & Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (November 15, 2017) – For the first time in Weedsport Speedway’s storied history, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour will visit the New York State 3/8-mile showcase facility on Tuesday, June 19. Coming to Weedsport Speedway as a part of the six race Eastern Storm schedule which includes Grandview, Williams Grove, Port Royal, Susquehanna, and Bridgeport Speedways; USAC’s highly anticipated visit to The Port will be the first stop for the…

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USAC EXPANDS 2018 EASTERN STORM

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USAC'S EXPANDED 2018 EASTERN STORM ADDS BRIDGEPORT AND WEEDSPORT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The dates and venues have been set for the 12th annual USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Eastern Storm tour in 2018. Two first-time venues: Bridgeport Speedway and Weedsport Speedway have been locked-in as the newest additions to the six-race series scheduled for June 14-19. It will mark the first time Eastern Storm schedule has been six races and the first time the series has spanned across three states in a single week with New York's initial appearance in Eastern Storm…

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Mike Grosswendt & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. unloaded his racecar from his hauler last Wednesday night as the man to beat when practice began for the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction. When the time came to roll his car back into the hauler following Saturday night's 40-lap main event, the Cullman, Alabama was a richer man - by $25,000 - and had the hardware to show for it after scoring the victory in the 22nd…

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON “OVAL NATIONALS” NIGHT 2

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON "OVAL NATIONALS" NIGHT 2 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Mike Grosswendt & Rich Forman/USAC Racing Perris, California.........Following his career-best third-place finish the previous night, Brody Roa stated that, just a year and a half ago, he would've been laughing had you told him he was going to be on the podium at the "Oval Nationals." One night later, the question had to be asked. Who's laughing now? "I'm still laughing, just for a different reason," Roa exclaimed. "This is, by far, the biggest one. To do it at Perris, a track I grew…

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STOCKON REELS OFF 2ND STRAIGHT WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF “OVAL NATIONALS”

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STOCKON REELS OFF 2ND STRAIGHT WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF "OVAL NATIONALS" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Mike Grosswendt/USAC Racing Perris, California.........It's almost a shame the racing season is nearing its end. After all, Chase Stockon's season feels like it's just beginning. After waiting more than 15 months to get his ninth career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, the Fort Branch, Indiana driver had to wait just five more nights to get his 10th on night one of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast…

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TMEZ DRIFTS WEST FOR WESTERN WORLD & OVAL

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TMEZ DRIFTS WEST FOR WESTERN WORLD & OVALS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com After all, Thomas Meseraull will indeed be heading west when the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Cars stop at Arizona Speedway and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway during the month of November for the 2017 season finales. The San Jose, California native has been named as the driver of the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19 for the Nov. 3-4 "Western World Championships" at Arizona and the Nov. 9-10-11 Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris. Meseraull hasn't had any…

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. GETS MIDGET RIDE FOR SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. GETS MIDGET RIDE FOR SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Kevin Thomas, Jr., who's enjoyed a highly successful USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, will make his return behind the wheel of a midget in this Sunday's fifth annual "Jason Leffler Memorial" at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois. The Cullman, Alabama driver will compete in the event co-sanctioned by USAC and POWRi in a car fielded by Austin Brown. It was in this same car that Thomas made his only two series starts of…

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL”

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$20,000 ON THE LINE AT SUNDAY'S "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Wayne City, Illinois.........In the late 1990s, Jason Leffler made tracks big and small his personal playground as he raced to three consecutive USAC National Midget titles. Though Leffler may have been small in stature, his legacy in the sport of midget racing remains that of a giant. One look at the one-eighth-mile dirt oval of Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois gives the impression of diminutive. But that's just a front for the spectacular wheel-banging, ultra-competitive style that…

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR “LEFFLER MEMORIAL” SUNDAY

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T-MEZ AND AMATI TEAM UP FOR "LEFFLER MEMORIAL" SUNDAY IN WAYNE CITY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Dich Forman/USAC Racing Wayne City, Illinois.........Throughout his career, Thomas Meseraull has proven adept at adapting to new situations and new rides quickly. For this Sunday's, Oct. 22 USAC National Midget event at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois, the San Jose, California driver returns to a familiar situation as he climbs aboard the Amati Racing No. 66 for the "Jason Leffler Memorial." This season alone, Meseraull has won twice on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail for two different teams,…

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean & David Nearpass/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........It was just a month ago when Kevin Thomas, Jr. saw hopes of a Terre Haute Action Track victory dashed in the final laps as he ran out of fuel while leading on a late race restart. On the final restart of Saturday night's "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic," Thomas was fueled by determination and a sense of redemption as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon…

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WINDOM HOPES TO CONTINUE TERRE HAUTE MASTERY IN SATURDAY’S “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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WINDOM HOPES TO CONTINUE TERRE HAUTE MASTERY IN SATURDAY'S "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com In the long, storied history of the Terre Haute Action Track, less than a handful of drivers have exhibited the stretch of mastery in USAC competition that Chris Windom has attained over the past season. The half-mile "Action Track" has seen its share of dominators over the past half-century. Of course, the five consecutive USAC Sprint wins Jim Hurtubise accumulated from 1960 to 1962 immediately comes to mind. Roger McCluskey swept all three USAC Sprint features at Terre…

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW SATURDAY IN 47TH “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW SATURDAY IN 47TH "HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........Few races on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail conjure up the history, the memorable moments and the prestige that the "Tony Hulman Classic" brings. Since 1971, many of the sport's best have added the traditional "Hulman" rifle to their trophy collection. Names like Bettenhausen, Pancho, Opperman, Hewitt, Shuman, Kalitta, Yeley and Kruseman are among the proud few who have graced victory lane in previous 46 runnings of the famed event at the Terre Haute Action…

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$108K+ IN PRIZES AWAIT USAC SPRINTS AT PERRIS “OVAL NATIONALS” NOV. 9-10-11

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OVER $108,000 IN PRIZES AWAIT USAC SPRINTS AT PERRIS "OVAL NATIONALS" NOV. 9-10-11 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Perris, California.........Big money awaits competitors at the 22nd annual running of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction Nov. 9-10-11 at Perris Auto Speedway. Featuring the best from USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car and USAC/CRA Sprint Car divisions, the three-night event provides a total purse of $108,280 to competitors, including $5000 to preliminary A-Main winners on Thursday and Friday and a $25,000 grand prize to the winner of Saturday night's finale. The "Oval Nationals" are the…

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THOMAS FINDS REDEMPTION AND $10K WITH “FALL NATIONALS” WIN

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THOMAS FINDS REDEMPTION AND $10K WITH "FALL NATIONALS" WIN AT THE BURG Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Lawrenceburg, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. made all the right moves in Saturday night's Lawrenceburg Speedway "Fall Nationals," becoming $10,000 richer with a flawless drive for his fourth USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points win of the season. It was certainly a reversal of roles and fortunes for Thomas from the night before at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway when he pulled no punches in his post-race interview lamenting how he cost himself the race on…

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LEARY LUNGES FROM 3RD TO 1ST ON FINAL LAP TO SCORE IMPROBABLE MONTPELIER WIN

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LEARY LUNGES FROM 3RD TO 1ST ON FINAL LAP TO SCORE IMPROBABLE MONTPELIER WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Montpelier, Indiana.........C.J. Leary was content to run third late in Friday's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Montpelier Motor Speedway. However, after a late-race red flag, Leary's newfound spirit saw him split between both Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas, Jr. on the back straightaway on the final lap to emerge with his second consecutive series victory and equaling a series-best with his fifth win of the year. "We just fell…

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DARLAND RETURNS TO GOODNIGHT FOR MONTPELIER/LAWRENCEBURG USAC SPRINT DOUBLE

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DARLAND RETURNS TO GOODNIGHT FOR MONTPELIER/LAWRENCEBURG USAC SPRINT DOUBLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC Triple Crown champion Dave Darland will jump into the seat of Gene Goodnight's No. 39G for this weekend's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car double-dip Friday, Sept. 29 at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway and Saturday, Sept. 30 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. The car regularly driven by Matt Goodnight is a familiar ride to Darland. For it was the Goodnight Racing team he competed with for the bulk of the 2010 USAC Sprint Car season that included an "Indiana Sprint Week"…

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Three Kings Crowned In Four Crown at Eldora

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COURTNEY CAPS SILVER CROWN SEASON WITH FIRST SERIES WIN AT THE 4-CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Vince Velella & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........In a year of firsts for Tyler Courtney, the pickings continue to get sweeter as the Indianapolis, Indiana driver led all 50 laps to win his first career USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS main event in Saturday night's 36th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway. Earlier this season, Courtney won his first USAC National Midget feature at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway. In August, he won his first ever Sprint…

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BACON TO PULL QUADRUPLE DUTY IN SATURDAY’S 4-CROWN AT ELDORA

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BACON TO PULL QUADRUPLE DUTY IN SATURDAY'S 4-CROWN AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Rossburg, Ohio.........Brady Bacon has thrown his hat into the ring to pull quadruple duty in this Saturday's 36th "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take part in all four legs of the "4-Crown" where he will compete in USAC's Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint and National Midget divisions as well as with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Bacon has secured rides in Fred Gormly's No. 199 Silver Crown…

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3 PAST MULTI-TIME WINNERS HEADLINE 4-CROWN SILVER CROWN ENTRIES

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3 PAST MULTI-TIME WINNERS HEADLINE 4-CROWN SILVER CROWN ENTRIES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS season finale at Eldora Speedway is unlike any other on the schedule. First, the "4-Crown Nationals" champ car race is a mere 50 laps in distance on a half-mile track, making it more akin to a sprint than a traditional 100-lap grind. Secondly, Eldora's dirt high banks are a challenge that drivers don't come face-to-face with in these cars at the Terre Haute and Williams Grove half-miles or the one-mile…

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BACON GOES WITH GORMLY FOR SATURDAY’S 4-CROWN CHAMP CAR RUN AT ELDORA

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BACON GOES WITH GORMLY FOR SATURDAY'S 4-CROWN CHAMP CAR RUN AT ELDORA Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com The most dominant USAC Silver Crown team at the "4-Crown Nationals" over the past three years has come out of Fred Gormly's RPM Auto Enterprise stable. This Saturday, September 23 in the 36th running of the event at Rossburg, Ohio's Eldora Speedway, two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ Brady Bacon will take his turn to become Gormly's fourth different winner in as many years when he makes his debut in the team's No. 199. Bacon, a…

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A USAC RACING FEAST: 36TH 4-CROWN NATIONALS ARRIVE AT ELDORA SATURDAY

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A USAC RACING FEAST: 36TH 4-CROWN NATIONALS ARRIVE AT ELDORA SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Only one event brings together USAC's best of the best from a variety of disciplines. Only one event brings all three of USAC's national divisions together at one venue. Only one event showcases what race fans could only dream of: a racer's delight featuring a pit overflowing with the baddest racing machines on planet earth. All converge on Eldora Speedway this Saturday night, September 23rd for the 36th running of the "4-Crown Nationals" - a grand event that's…

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THOMAS GETS TRI-STATE REVENGE; DEFEATS CUMMINS BY 0.053 SECONDS TO WIN “HAUBSTADT HUSTLER”

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THOMAS GETS TRI-STATE REVENGE; DEFEATS CUMMINS BY 0.053 SECONDS TO WIN "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Haubstadt, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. was bound and determined not to let history repeat itself in Saturday night's USAC AMSOIL National/MSCS Sprint Car "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway. For the second time in a row at the southwestern Indiana quarter-mile paperclip, a green-white-checker duel for the victory came down to he and July Tri-State winner Kyle Cummins. The setting was the same in the Thomas v. Cummins sequel on the final restart. Thomas led Cummins when the…

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WINDOM STRIKES AGAIN FOR 2ND STRAIGHT “JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC” VICTORY

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WINDOM STRIKES AGAIN FOR 2ND STRAIGHT "JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC" VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Terre Haute, Indiana.........Since its inception more than six decades ago, the Terre Haute Action Track has had distinct eras that seem to resonate with a particular driver. Lately, this era at the famed half-mile dirt oval has belonged to Chris Windom who ran fourth with just four laps remaining and used a daring late-race move on Kevin Thomas, Jr. to capture his third-straight USAC victory at Terre Haute in Friday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car "Jim Hurtubise Classic"…

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CREAM OF THE CROP USUALLY RISES TO THE TOP AT TERRE HAUTE AND TRI-STATE

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CREAM OF THE CROP USUALLY RISES TO THE TOP AT TERRE HAUTE AND TRI-STATE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff The layouts of this weekend's two USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car stops couldn't possibly be any more different than they are on paper. Terre Haute is a large, relatively flat half-mile with sweeping turns. On the other hand, Tri-State is a high-banked quarter-mile paperclip-shaped oval with tight turns. These two Indiana venues are what lie ahead for the competitors of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship this weekend when drivers hit Terre Haute…

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DARLAND TEAMS WITH DUTCHER THIS WEEKEND

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DARLAND TEAMS WITH DUTCHER THIS WEEKEND FOR TERRE HAUTE & HAUBSTADT USAC SPRINT RACES Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com USAC's winningest National Sprint Car driver Dave Darland will take over the reins of the Michael Dutcher Motorsports No. 17GP this weekend when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship makes stops on Friday to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Friday, September 15 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday, September 16. Darland has yet to compete for Dutcher's team in USAC competition this season, instead driving much of the year aboard…

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CARS SET TO DEBUT IN 2018

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USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CARS SET TO DEBUT IN 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com USAC Sprint Car racing is coming eastbound on a full-time basis in 2018 when the newly-formed USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series makes its debut. USAC's newest division joins the slate after series director Curt Michael and the United Racing Club conducted a pair of wingless sprint car events during the 2017 season. "The very first one at Big Diamond, we had 16 cars and the place was packed," Michael explained. "(The promoter) took two races this year because…

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