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SANTOS’ SILVER CROWN RESURGENCE ROLLS INTO OHIO FRIDAY FOR TOLEDO’S 50TH USAC EVENT

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SANTOS' SILVER CROWN RESURGENCE ROLLS INTO OHIO FRIDAY FOR TOLEDO'S 50TH USAC EVENT Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By David Nearpass/USAC Racing Toledo, Ohio has been a home to USAC racing dating back to the club's inception in 1956. Over the past six decades, no driver has won more USAC races in the "Glass City" than did hometown hero, Rollie Beale, who won five USAC Sprint Car races on the half-mile, high-banked paved oval between 1971 and 1976. However, this Friday night, July 28, at Toledo's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic," one driver has an opportunity to do…

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RYAN NEWMAN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN RACING HEROES

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RYAN NEWMAN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN RACING HEROES IN THURSDAY'S VOGLER/HALL OF FAME CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Johnny Vance's stealth black Beast with its golden yellow lettering and shimmering cherry red wheels was one of those cars that always caught your attention, even as it sat still in the pit area. Though it had been four years since the Aristocrat Products USAC Silver Crown car had competed in an event, there was always that suspicion that the Dayton, Ohio-based beauty out of Dayton, Ohio would roll out of the trailer and make its…

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BALLOU BAGS PUTNAMVILLE FINALE; THOMAS TAKES ISW TITLE

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BALLOU BAGS PUTNAMVILLE FINALE; THOMAS TAKES INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass/USAC Racing Putnamville, Indiana.........Separated by just 23 points entering Sunday night's Indiana Sprint Week presented by Camping World feature at Lincoln Park Speedway, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Robert Ballou each knew what was on the line. Win the race and the points will take care of themselves is the motto you'll often hear, but as the race wore on, the two ISW title contenders would find themselves on two separate paths: Ballou with a stranglehold up front and Thomas attempting to overcome a…

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CUMMINS’ LAST LAP, LAST CORNER MOVE NETS SPECTACULAR HAUBSTADT ISW VICTORY

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CUMMINS' LAST LAP, LAST CORNER MOVE NETS SPECTACULAR HAUBSTADT ISW VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Haubstadt, Indiana.........As soon as the yellow light switched on for the final caution period of the evening, Kyle Cummins devised a plan. It was a plan born out of necessity that Cummins felt served as his best bet to compete for a victory in the closing laps of Saturday night's penultimate Indiana Sprint Week presented by Camping World round at Tri-State Speedway. Kevin Thomas, Jr. seemingly had the event stowed away for safe-keeping after leading the…

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THOMAS LEAVES NO DOUBT IN BLOOMINGTON “SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL” SCORE

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THOMAS LEAVES NO DOUBT IN BLOOMINGTON "SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL" SCORE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & David Sellers/USAC Racing Bloomington, Indiana.........Indiana Sprint Week at Bloomington Speedway is pretty much where it began for Kevin Thomas, Jr. five years ago. Fourteen USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins and five Indiana Sprint Week victories later, the Cullman, Alabama native finally made a return visit to Bloomington victory lane, leading the final 28 laps of Friday night's 29th Annual "Sheldon Kinser Memorial" to score his second series victory of the year and vaulting him into the ISW presented by Camping…

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CHAD BOAT: THE NEXT USAC STAR WITH AN EYE ON INDY

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CHAD BOAT: THE NEXT USAC STAR WITH AN EYE ON INDY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Back in the late 1990s/early 2000s, Billy Boat had established himself as a mainstay in the IndyCar Series as he traveled the circuit from Fontana, California to Nazareth, Pennsylvania and seemingly everywhere in between. Right there alongside Billy, tagging along for many of those trips was his son, Chad. For Chad, it was easy to catch the racing bug. At the time, his dad was a racing hotshoe, a winner of numerous USAC Midget races on the west coast, including…

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30TH INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BEGINS FRIDAY

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30TH INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BEGINS FRIDAY; KICKS OFF 7 USAC SPRINT RACES IN 9 NIGHTS! Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Indiana Sprint Week. Those words alone invoke powerful emotions of passion that reaches from each of USAC's Sprint Car superheroes all the way to the common race fan. It makes no difference who you are. When Sprint Week looms, it consumes every waking hour. For the race fan, the work place is just a distraction keeping them away as sprint cars rim-ride around a quarter-mile of neurons inside the mind. When the bell rings at the…

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COURTNEY CONQUERS INAUGURAL ILLINOIS MIDGET NATIONALS

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COURTNEY CONQUERS INAUGURAL ILLINOIS MIDGET NATIONALS Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Springfield, Illinois......Throughout the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship season, Tyler Courtney has proven himself as the streak-stopper. After leading each of the previous three races at Kokomo, Ind., Macon, Ill. and Lincoln, Ill. for a total of 32 laps, Courtney had put together a string of three-straight third-place finishes. Though some would accept that as a solid night, the driver known as "Sunshine" felt that was a letdown and immediately sought to end that run of events with a performance he wouldn't regret. On…

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BELL GOES 2 FOR 2 ON ILLINOIS MIDGET SWING

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BELL GOES 2 FOR 2 ON ILLINOIS MIDGET SWING WITH LINCOLN MIDGET SCORE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Lincoln, Illinois.........It had been three years since a driver had won consecutive USAC Midget National Championship features at two different Illinois tracks. That driver was Christopher Bell, who captured a pair of victories at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City) and Belle-Clair Speedway (Belleville) during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It was a rare case of déjà vu Sunday night in the series' return to the Logan County Fairgrounds' Lincoln Speedway for the first time since 1959. Norman, Oklahoma's…

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WINDOM GUNS FOR TERRE HAUTE TRIPLE IN FRIDAY’S “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC”

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WINDOM GUNS FOR TERRE HAUTE TRIPLE IN FRIDAY'S "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The number three has already played a prominent role in the pre-race discussion of this year's "Tony Hulman Classic." While Robert Ballou makes preparations to capture an unprecedented third "Tony Hulman Classic" in a row, a past winner of the event has aspirations of his own three-in-a-row mark this Friday night, June 23, when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship returns to Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois has the opportunity to become the fifth…

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BALLOU GOES FOR HULMAN CLASSIC 3-PEAT FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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BALLOU GOES FOR HULMAN CLASSIC 3-PEAT FRIDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com No driver has ever won three editions of the "Tony Hulman Classic" consecutively, but this Friday night, June 23 at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track, Robert Ballou has the opportunity to reverse 47-years of history. The Rocklin, California native won the 2015 and 2016 editions in equally dramatic fashion. Ballou caught Chris Windom with three laps remaining to capture the traditional rifle trophy in '15. With less than 10 to go in last season's "Hulman Classic," Ballou battled back-and-forth with…

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Chris Windom Scores Port Royal USAC Eastern Storm

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Blane Heimbach Gets Career Win No. 12  Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS & DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Port Royal Pa. - June 18, 2017- Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, scored the 30-lap USAC sprint car main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, spoiling the party for Robert Ballou after the California driver led nearly all 30 laps of the feature. In the regular 25-lap 410 sprint car main, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove overtook Ryan Taylor with two laps to go to notch his 12th career victory at Port Royal. A…

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SWANSON SOARS TO 2ND ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST

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SWANSON SOARS TO 2ND ON SILVER CROWN WIN LIST; WINS HORN-SCHINDLER AT THE GROVE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Harry Meeks/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania - Kody Swanson has been the master of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS throughout the last three-and-a-half seasons. No driver owns more victories (14) or championships (2) than the Kingsburg, California driver in that span. However, the master still attests that he remains a student of the sport. That has seeded him with the motivation to continually adjust and seek to find deficiencies in all areas of his racing craft that he…

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Swanson Makes It Count At Williams Grove Memorial

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KODY SWANSON’S LATE RACE PASS NETS HIM HORN-SCHINDLER MEMORIAL FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO & HARRY MEEKS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MECHANICSBURG, PA – June 17, 2017- Kody Swanson didn’t lead the most laps in the Horn-Schindler Memorial for the USAC Silver Crown cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, but he led when it counted the most. Swanson, of Carmel, Ind., drove by race-long leader Damion Gardner with 16 laps to go in the 100-lap main event and scored his 17th career Silver Crown win tying him…

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USAC Triple Crown Showdown To Be Staged At Williams Grove June 15 & 16

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Thursday Offers Return of USAC 410 Sprints For First Show Since 1996, Friday Boasts USAC Silver Crown Big Cars In 100-lap Horn/Schindler Memorial! Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Mechanicsburg Pa.- June 12, 2017-  Williams Grove Speedway will host two huge nights of USAC sprint car and midget competition coming up on Thursday, June 15 and again on Friday, June 16 as the historic oval stages the USAC Triple Crown Showdown. The USAC Triple Crown Showdown will showcase all three forms of USAC competition on the big half-mile clay oval at Williams…

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BAYSTON THE VICTOR, GOLOBIC THE CHAMP IN INDIANA MIDGET WEEK

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BAYSTON THE VICTOR, GOLOBIC THE CHAMP IN INDIANA MIDGET WEEK FINALE AT KOKOMO Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: David Nearpass & Travis Branch/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana - Spencer Bayston exorcised the demons that had plagued his relationship with lady luck since his first Indiana Midget Week triumph one year ago to capture his second career USAC National Midget victory Sunday night at Kokomo Speedway. Meanwhile, Shane Golobic - a steady, heady driver who always seems to play a leading role near the front of the field - made a late-race move with three laps remaining to net himself the…

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THE EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 13

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LOCAL OWNER ASSISTS THREE TEAMS WITH RUN IN 11TH ANNUAL EASTERN STORM USAC SWING Press Release By: BOB MILLER / TOTH SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Bechtelsville Pa.- June 9, 2017- The Amsoil USAC Eastern Storm will bring the always exciting non-wing sprint cars to Pennsylvania and it all gets underway on Tuesday night, June 13 at the Grandview Speedway.   The Eastern Storm will continue on Wednesday night, June 14 at the Lincoln Speedway, Thursday night, June 15 at Williams Grove then close out the weekend on Saturday night, June 17 at  Port Royal and Sunday night,…

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Sprintcarunlimited.com Double Sprint Car Action At Port Royal

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Sprintcarunlimited.com Presents Sprint Cars Unlimited USAC/410 Sprints Wingless/Winged Show At Port Royal June 17  Press Release By: SHAWN BROUSE / PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Port Royal Pa.- June 7, 2017- Sprintcarunlimited.com has joined forces with Port Royal Speedway to present the upcoming USAC wingless sprint and 410 winged sprint car event at the track on Saturday, June 17 in what will truly be an “unlimited sprint” event. There will be no limit to the sprint car talent that is likely to compete in the event that offers the equally unlimited capacity for fans to experience the…

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Ventura County Fairgrounds ‘Battle of the Beach’ This Saturday

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Ventura Hosts USAC vs. VRA Battle of the Beach this Saturday Story By: LANCE JENNINGS / USAC MEDIA Photo By: MM RACING PHOTOS INDIANAPOLIS, IN- June 2, 2017- This Saturday, June 3rd, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will invade the Ventura County Fairgrounds for their first of four appearances at Ventura Raceway. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the "ARP Battle of the Beach Race #1" is co-sanctioned with the VRA Sprint Cars. The action packed card will also feature IMCA Modifieds, California Lightning Sprints, and USAC NOW 600 Micro Sprints. The Pit Gates will open at Noon, the Front Gates…

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RAIN STOPS THUNDER ON THE HILL SERIES SUNDAY, USAC INVADES THE HILL TUESDAY, JUNE 13

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RAIN STOPS THUNDER ON THE HILL SERIES SUNDAY, USAC INVADES THE HILL TUESDAY, JUNE 13 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr. & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 28, 2017) – Thirty-two Modifieds were signed in for action when rain began falling on the famed 1/3-mile Grandview Speedway – as a result, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series officials were forced to cancel Sunday’s Pioneer Pole Buildings Triple Thunder Thriller event. “Like most of the race fans, we’ve been watching the radar intently for days,” Co-Promoter Bob Miller stated. “For the past three or four…

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Swanson Sweeps to Carb Night Classic Win

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KODY SWANSON SEIZES THE MOMENT; TIES STEELE FOR 3RD ALL-TIME WITH CARB NIGHT CLASSIC WIN Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC SERIES MEDIA Photos By: USAC SERIES Brownsburg, Indiana.- May 28, 2017-Lately, it seems every victory Kody Swanson captures sets a new standard in the USAC Silver Crown record book. Friday night’s “Carb Night Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway was no exception as the Californian led all 100 laps from the pole to surpass J.J. Yeley and join the late, great Dave Steele for third on the all-time series win list with his 16th career triumph. For a time in the…

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THE MADMAN IS BACK

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

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

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

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Ballou Back In Action This Weekend

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

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#LETSRACETWO WITH USAC AND WoO AT ELDORA

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

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

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

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Meet The Real Tony Stewart

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

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Santos Rules Copper Classic Return To Phoenix

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

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

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

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WINDOM TURNS THE TIDE AT TRI-STATE

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

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BACON BRINGS HIS BROOM, SWEEPS KOKOMO GRAND PRIX

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

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Historic Kokomo Next For USAC Midgets

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

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WINDOM WINS THE SUMAR, COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP

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

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USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS MAKE MIDWEST DEBUT SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG

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

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

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

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C.J. Leary Looks For Sumar Classic Repeat

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

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LARGEST SUMAR CLASSIC FIELD IN TWO DECADES EXPECTED AT TERRE HAUTE

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

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THORSON EYES REPEAT OF USAC MIDGET TITLE SEASON IN 2017

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

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC KICKS OFF 2017 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON SATURDAY

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

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Hamilton Family Aims For USAC History At PIR

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

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Windom To Defend Silver Crown Title With Kazmark

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

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GRANDVIEW AND LINCOLN TO OPEN UP JUNE’S EASTERN STORM

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

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LINDA’S SPEEDWAY COMPLETES 2017 PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK

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

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

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

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THORSON WEATHERS STORMY START TO CLAIM 2016 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

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

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

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

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ALEX BRIGHT TO SUIT UP FOR 2017 USAC EASTERN STORM

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

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BACON ADDS MIKE CURB “SUPER LICENSE” TO 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

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

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

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WINDOM RACES INTO WESTERN WORLD ON A HOT SECOND HALF STREAK

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

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