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MESERAULL MAGNIFICENT AT WEEDSPORT, WINDOM WEARS THE EASTERN STORM CROWN

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MESERAULL MAGNIFICENT AT WEEDSPORT, WINDOM WEARS THE EASTERN STORM CROWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Weedsport, New York.........Thomas Meseraull returned to victory lane and Chris Windom returned to center stage as the king of "Eastern Storm" for the second consecutive year Tuesday night in the debut at Weedsport Speedway for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. With a one-point lead over Kevin Thomas, Jr. heading into the 30-lap main event, the arithmetic to earn the "Eastern Storm" title was clear for Windom: beat KTJ and the championship is his. Windom started from the tenth…

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KTJ TAKES HOFFMAN TO THE CENTURY MARK IN BRIDGEPORT USAC SPRINT DEBUT

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KTJ TAKES HOFFMAN TO THE CENTURY MARK IN BRIDGEPORT USAC SPRINT DEBUT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Swedesboro, New Jersey.........Hemmings, Cannon, Vogler, Butler, Stanley, Faas, Irwin, Michner, Darland, Tyler, Hines, Stanbrough, Coons, Clayton, Larson, Hagen, Bacon, Boespflug. There's a whole host of names who've been a part of the ride that's taken the Hoffman Auto Racing/Dynamics, Inc. team to the brink of 100 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points-paying victories. Only one driver can say he was in the driver's seat of the ride that pushed the venerable team over the century mark: Kevin…

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MADMAN BALLOU TAPS BAPS FOR FIRST VICTORY OF 2018

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MADMAN BALLOU TAPS BAPS FOR FIRST VICTORY OF 2018 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania.........A lot of the pub lately has gone to a core group of racers who've dominated the win column this season. One driver notably absent from that group coming into Sunday night's round 4 of "Eastern Storm" at BAPS Motor Speedway was the second-winningest active driver in the series, one who's eyes hadn't laid sight on victory lane in 11 months. Despite that, Robert Ballou never doubted he would soon return to the promised land. The tide was…

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WINDOM GROOVES AT THE GROVE FOR EASTERN STORM NIGHT 2 WIN

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WINDOM GROOVES AT THE GROVE FOR EASTERN STORM NIGHT 2 WIN Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Photos By: Paul Arch, Dick Ayers & Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.........Chris Windom grew up racing and winning at Williams Grove Speedway. No, not in the physical sense. But he was a regular at the famed track in his younger days every time he sat down in front of the tube and plugged in his PlayStation 2. Winning at The Grove in virtual reality is one thing. Winning at the half-mile dirt oval in real life is the real deal. Now, the Canton, Illinois wheelman can…

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USAC EASTERN MIDGETS BACK AT BAPS THIS SUNDAY

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USAC EASTERN MIDGETS BACK AT BAPS THIS SUNDAY Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com York Haven, Pennsylvania (June 14, 2018).........The USAC Eastern Midget season resumes this Sunday, June 17 at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa. The event will be held in conjunction with the 12th annual edition of "Eastern Storm" featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. Alex Bright, currently fourth in the standings, was the winner when the series visited BAPS in April. Racing gets going this Sunday at 7pm. Adult tickets are $25, seniors $15, students $15 and pit…

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USAC EASTERN STORM TO OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

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USAC EASTERN STORM TO OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW. . . . ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 9 AM ON RACE DAY, GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 5 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 13, 2018) –Advance tickets for the Thursday night, AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints and 358 Modified Doubleheader will be on sale until 9 AM Thursday, June 14. General Admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM. Advance tickets are available by calling Thunder on the Hill at 443 513 4456. Please speak your name clearly, and…

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USAC National Sprints to Make Historic First Trip to Weedsport Speedway on June 19

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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: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com WEEDSPORT, NY (June 13, 2018) – 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 for the Thunder on the Erie special. 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…

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USAC TITLE HOPES COULD HINGE ON EASTERN STORM SUCCESS

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HISTORY SAYS USAC TITLE HOPES COULD HINGE ON EASTERN STORM SUCCESS Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Fishers, Indiana.........There are many barometers for success when it comes to capturing a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. Some barometers prove fruitful and some prove to be faulty over time. Yet, when one barometer results in a certain thing happening nearly every year, perhaps we should take note. That's the case with the correlation between a driver winning Eastern Storm and going on to be crowned the USAC National Sprint Car champ later that…

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GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY: KEVIN THOMAS JR. SET FOR ASSAULT ON GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, THURSDAY

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GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY: KEVIN THOMAS JR. SET FOR ASSAULT ON GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 14 FOR USAC EASTERN STORM OPENER Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 12, 2018) –There will be plenty of reasons for Kevin Thomas, Jr. to celebrate heading into Thursday, June 14 and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm opener at Grandview Speedway. Thomas currently sits atop the USAC series, holds three wins this season, and will spend his 27th birthday on ‘The Hill in Bechtelsville.’ “I can’t wait to get to the east coast,” Thomas…

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USAC Eastern Storm To Hit Williams Grove Friday,

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USAC Eastern Storm To Hit Williams Grove Friday, Winged & Wingless 410 Sprints Will Compete In One Big Show Story By: Shaun Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Mechanicsburg, PA – KRS Graphics will present the USAC Sprints Eastern Storm Tour coming up this Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm at Williams Grove Speedway. The mighty wingless USAC 410 sprint cars will share the Williams Grove stage on this night with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints, making the Friday show at The Grove a can’t miss open wheel sprint car delight. The Eastern Storm USAC event will pay the…

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USAC EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THURSDAY, JUNE 14

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12TH ANNUAL USAC EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THURSDAY, JUNE 14, SIX NIGHTS, THREE STATES OF NON-WING RACING PLANNED Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com The tradition of USAC Non-wing Sprint Car racing in Berks County goes all the way back to 1956 when Tommy Hinnershitz , a resident of Berks County won the first three USAC events held at the Reading (PA) Fairgrounds. Hinnershitz, known as the Flying Farmer, raced without a wing, no roll cage and for many years, wore a leather helmet. He was a pioneer in the sport, a legend. A man whose…

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SUNSHINE SWEEPS HIS WAY TO KNOXVILLE REDEMPTION

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SUNSHINE SWEEPS HIS WAY TO KNOXVILLE REDEMPTION Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman/USAC Knoxville, Iowa.........One year ago, Tyler Courtney rode out one of the wildest flips of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season when the series visited Knoxville Raceway. Three-hundred-seventy-one days later, the next chapter of Courtney's Knoxville story played out like a fairy-tale as he swept each and every challenge he confronted: fast qualifying time. Check. Heat race win. Check. Winning the 30-lap main event. Check. Victory lane. Another check, but one he was able to hoist high over his head after collecting…

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY TO HOST TWO-DAY “CORN BELT NATIONALS” IN 2019

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY TO HOST TWO-DAY "CORN BELT NATIONALS" IN 2019 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Knoxville, Iowa (June 9, 2018).........The Sprint Car Capital of the World is adding another crown jewel event to its already action-packed season schedule. Starting in 2019, Knoxville Raceway will host a two-day non-wing sprint car race - The Corn Belt Nationals - on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, 2019. "Knoxville is proud to host another Nationals event, especially one that brings us back to our roots of non-wing racing," said John McCoy, Knoxville Raceway promoter. "Non-wing racing opens up…

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THOMAS TROUNCES AT I-80 DIRT CLASSIC

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THOMAS TROUNCES AT I-80 DIRT CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Brandon Anderson/USAC Racing Greenwood, Nebraska.........Though the calendar indicates summer hasn't arrived quite yet, Friday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car event at I-80 certainly had that feel of summer. Not only were the temperatures soaring, but the indication was given that this was a time and place for a sneak peek on how the summer months could transpire leading into next week's "Eastern Storm" and July's "Indiana Sprint Week." Kevin Thomas, Jr.'s performance indicated that this very well could be a long summer for his…

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DREVICKI TAKES BEDFORD SPRINT AFTER STRADA PENALTY

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DREVICKI TAKES BEDFORD SPRINT AFTER STRADA PENALTY Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC East Coast Photos By: Mike Knappenberger   Bedford, PA........Steven Drevicki of Reading, Pa. won Friday night's 25-lap USAC East Coast Sprint race at Bedford Speedway after Eddie Strada's car failed post-race technical inspection and he was relegated to 16th and last position. Drevicki was trailed at the checkered flag by Chandler Leiby, Carmen Perigo, Joey Biasi and Mark Bitner. Drevicki becomes the new series point leader going into a July 7 race at New Egypt, N.J. USAC EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 8, 2018 - Bedford, Pennsylvania - Bedford Speedway - "Wingless Doubleheader"…

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EASTERN STORM BREWS JUNE 14-19 IN PA, NJ & NY

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EASTERN STORM BREWS JUNE 14-19 IN PA, NJ & NY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com Eastern Storm enters its 12th year in 2018 boasting the most expansive schedule in the history of the series with six events in three different states, four returning tracks and two venues hosting the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship for the first time in the club's 63-year history. Annual Pennsylvania dates at Grandview Speedway (June 14), Williams Grove Speedway (June 15), Port Royal Speedway (June 16) and BAPS Motor Speedway (June 17) lead off the week. Newcomers to…

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12TH ANNUAL EASTERN STORM BREWING AND HEADING TO GRANDVIEW

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12TH ANNUAL EASTERN STORM BREWING AND HEADING TO GRANDVIEW WITH JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com It's a phrase I hate to say, especially with all the rainy weather we've experienced this year. The EASTERN STORM is brewing and the thunder and lightning are heading east. For the 12th consecutive year, the AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints EASTERN STORM will open at the Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, June 14. This wildly popular event is always a crowd pleaser as the nationally known stars rim-ride the outside boilerplate of the one-third mile Grandview…

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GAS CITY ADDED TO USAC SPRINT SCHEDULE ON SEPT. 7

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GAS CITY ADDED TO USAC SPRINT SCHEDULE ON SEPT. 7 Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Gas City, Indiana.........The month of September just got a little busier and a lot more exciting with the edition of Gas City I-69 Speedway to this year's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule on Friday night, September 7. The event is part of a big weekend of USAC racing, which also includes the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series one night later, on Saturday, September 8, at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana for the "Rich Vogler Classic," leading into Sunday's…

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USAC SPRINTS HEAD TO THE HEARTLAND THIS FRI./SAT.

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USAC SPRINTS HEAD TO THE HEARTLAND FOR I-80 & KNOXVILLE THIS FRI./SAT. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com This time last year, the excitement was palpable. On the slate was a first ever trip to the racy I-80 Speedway and a return to the legendary Knoxville Raceway. After witnessing two thrilling events in successive nights that weekend, it only served to whet the appetite even more. A year later, the hunger and the anticipation hasn't wavered an inch as the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars are back in the middle of the U.S. for a…

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EASTERN STORM TO KICKOFF AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14

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USAC EASTERN STORM TO KICKOFF AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14, NON-WING SPRINTS AND 358 MODIFIEDS HEADLINE RACE CARD Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 4, 2018) – Take the top open-wheel drivers in the country and the unpredictability of Grandview Speedway and you have a combination that will create action that is nothing short of spectacular. On Thursday, June 14 the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series invades the Bechtelsville, Pa high-banks for the ‘12th Annual Eastern Storm’. Dubbed the Jesse Hockett Classic, the event is headlined by the USAC AMSOIL…

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KTJ WINS KOKOMO FINALE, BAYSTON STORMS FROM THE BACK TO WIN IMW TITLE

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KTJ WINS KOKOMO FINALE, BAYSTON STORMS FROM THE BACK TO WIN IMW TITLE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Kokomo, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. captured Sunday night's electric USAC P1 Insurance National Midget feature at Kokomo Speedway while Spencer Bayston returned from ruination to win the "Indiana Midget Week" title. Sure, the box score may read that Thomas won the race from the pole position while Bayston moved up one position from third to second to secure the championship in a concise, clean-cut manner. However, Kokomo usually provides a cornucopia of theatrics…

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USAC GREATS CLAUSON AND STEELE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HOF

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USAC GREATS CLAUSON AND STEELE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HOF Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Knoxville, Iowa.........A pair of USAC's greatest competitors has been inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. USAC champions Bryan Clauson and Dave Steele are among eight inductees of the class of 2018 that also includes Lance Dewease, Scott Gerkin, Emmett J. Malloy, Steve Beitler, Bob Mays and Oscar "Red" Garnant. Clauson was one of the most decorated and accomplished drivers in the history of…

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LARSON SWEEPS MONTPELIER INDIANA MIDGET WEEK OPENER

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LARSON SWEEPS MONTPELIER INDIANA MIDGET WEEK OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Travis Branch/USAC Montpelier, Indiana.........Kyle Larson pulled off the equivalent of a perfect game in Tuesday night's opening round of "Indiana Midget Week" at Montpelier Motor Speedway. Any driver who seemed to take a swing at Larson throughout the night found themselves striking out time-after-time in pursuit of the current NASCAR star whose only planned appearance of Indiana Midget Week came on this night. Larson came in and conquered his mission, tumbling each obstacle along the way by setting fast time, winning…

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KODY SWANSON WINS 3RD STRAIGHT IN “DAVE STEELE CARB NIGHT CLASSIC”

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KODY SWANSON WINS 3RD STRAIGHT IN "DAVE STEELE CARB NIGHT CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: David Nearpass & Dallas Breeze/USAC Brownsburg, Indiana.........Winning three USAC Silver Crown Champ Car races in a row is an accomplishment of epic proportions. In fact, it's a feat that occurs so rarely, it took 13 seasons for it to happen again. Perhaps there was something in the air that had Friday night's "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway pegged as the spot where the monumental task would be accomplished. After all, the last one to win three…

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SWANSON EQUALS UNSER WITH 4TH STRAIGHT HOOSIER HUNDRED WIN

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SWANSON EQUALS UNSER WITH 4TH STRAIGHT HOOSIER HUNDRED WIN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Rich Forman & Dallas Breeze/USAC Racing Indianapolis, Indiana.........Al Unser and Kody Swanson. Of course, Al Unser's place in the history of the sport has long ago been cemented. Kody Swanson's legacy continues to grow with each race, each year. Following Thursday night's 63rd running of the "Hoosier Hundred," those two names will forever be linked as drivers who've mastered the 100-mile event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in four consecutive attempts. Unser got the job done in 1970-71-72-73 and now Swanson in…

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COURTNEY HUNTS DOWN HULMAN CLASSIC VICTORY

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COURTNEY HUNTS DOWN HULMAN CLASSIC VICTORY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........For a racer, there's not much better hardware you can add to your trophy collection than a "Tony Hulman Classic" rifle. Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action Track, the Tyler Courtney became a first-time gun owner following a flawless late-race restart in which he slid past leader Chase Stockon to lead the final nine laps and collect his third win of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season in his Clauson Marshall Newman Racing/Priority Aviation -…

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DARLAND LANDS HOOSIER HUNDRED RIDE WITH ROSE

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DARLAND LANDS HOOSIER HUNDRED RIDE WITH ROSE Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Photo By: Al Stenberg/USAC RAcing Indianapolis, Indiana.........USAC Triple Crown champ Dave Darland has picked up a ride to compete in this Thursday's 63rd running of the "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. At first, it appeared as if the 1997 USAC Silver Crown champion from Lincoln, Indiana may not have a ride for this year's race. A possible deal to jump in a second car for another established team did not materialize. However, longtime Darland competitor Bill Rose came to the rescue, providing a second car to…

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HOOSIER HUNDRED HISTORY ON THE LINE FOR SWANSON THIS THURSDAY

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HOOSIER HUNDRED HISTORY ON THE LINE FOR SWANSON THIS THURSDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Travis Branch/USAC Racing Indianapolis, Indiana.........As you dance your eyes down the list of "Hoosier Hundred" winners throughout the past six decades, it's easily recognizable to see and feel the history that this race carries. You've got Indianapolis 500 winners, all seven of them: Bob Sweikert (1953), Jimmy Bryan (1954-55-56), Rodger Ward (1959-63), A.J. Foyt (1960-61-64-65-68-69), Parnelli Jones (1962), Mario Andretti (1966-67) and Al Unser (1970-71-72-73). You've got USAC Hall of Famers Tom Bigelow (1975), Pancho Carter (1977), Gary Bettenhausen (1980), Larry…

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ENTRY LIST FOR FRIDAY’S “CARB NIGHT CLASSIC” RELEASED

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ENTRY LIST FOR FRIDAY'S "CARB NIGHT CLASSIC" RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Brownsburg, Indiana.........Twenty-three USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars and drivers have entered for this Friday's "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway. Past winners entered for round four of the Silver Crown season at the .686-mile paved oval include Kingsburg, California's Tanner Swanson, a six-time winner at the track, and two-time winner of the "Carb Night Classic" in 2015 and 2016. Older brother Kody Swanson was last year's winner, which was his fourth win there. Bobby Santos of Franklin,…

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TWO-TIME WINNER SWINDELL, SILVER CROWN CHAMP SCHRADER RETURN TO HOOSIER HUNDRED THURSDAY

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TWO-TIME WINNER SWINDELL, SILVER CROWN CHAMP SCHRADER RETURN TO HOOSIER HUNDRED THURSDAY Story By: Jay Hardin - Track Enterprises Staff Indianapolis, Indiana.........Eleven rookies on this year's Hoosier Hundred entry list have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from two legendary drivers who competed in the big cars long before many of the rookies were even born. If the return of 1991 & 1993 race winner Jeff Swindell wasn't enough news, the return of 1982 Silver Crown champion Ken Schrader has only added to the buzz created by the continued upward swing of USAC's top tier series. Swindell continues to…

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48TH “TONY HULMAN CLASSIC” KICKS OFF BIG WEEK OF USAC RACING

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48TH "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" KICKS OFF BIG WEEK OF USAC RACING Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. has seemingly had the Midas touch in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition over the past two years. No driver has accumulated more victories than the Cullman, Alabama driver over that stretch and he arrives at this Wednesday night's 48th running of the "Tony Hulman Classic" as the reigning race winner and the current series point leader. Thomas has already won twice this season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. and Plymouth…

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ANDERSON TO MAKE SILVER CROWN DEBUT AT CARB NIGHT CLASSIC

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JIM ANDERSON TO MAKE SILVER CROWN DEBUT AT CARB NIGHT CLASSIC Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Brownsburg, Indiana.........Three-time STARS Midget Champion and 2012 USAC D1 Regional Midget Champion Jim Anderson is set to make his USAC Silver Crown Champ Car debut when the series hits Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana for the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" on Friday night, May 25. Anderson, who hails from Joliet, Illinois, will be behind the wheel of the Kazmark Motorsports No. 92, Response Management Services-sponsored Beast/Toyota for the 100-lap event. The race will mark the season debut for the Gene Kazmark-owned team…

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HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST RELEASED

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HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST RELEASED Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Indianapolis, Indiana.........Thirty-nine drivers and cars have entered thus far for the 63rdrunning of the "Hoosier Hundred" on Thursday, May 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson leads the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car series standings as he goes for his fourth win in a row at the Hoosier Hundred. After capturing the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, Swanson has a chance to equal what seemed like an untouchable record set by Al Unser from 1970 to 1973. The only thing that has stopped Swanson recently…

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THOMAS TEAMS WITH FOXCO FOR THE HOOSIER HUNDRED ON MAY 24

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THOMAS TEAMS WITH FOXCO FOR THE HOOSIER HUNDRED ON MAY 24 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Indianapolis, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. and the Foxco, Inc. team have paired up for a run at the 63rd edition of the "Hoosier Hundred" Thursday, May 24, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., nor the Galen Fox-owned team have made a start with the series since 2015. Thomas' two career starts, both three years ago, resulted in top-ten finishes: a 10th place finish at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and an 8th at the…

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USAC SILVER CROWN CARB NIGHT CLASSIC TO HONOR DAVE STEELE MAY 25

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USAC SILVER CROWN CARB NIGHT CLASSIC TO HONOR DAVE STEELE MAY 25 Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Brownsburg, Indiana.........Dave Steele made most any pavement track his personal playground during the 1990s and 2000s. Yet, no track was more closely associated with the "Man of Steele" than Indianapolis Raceway Park (now known as Lucas Oil Raceway). It is fitting now that the May 25 "Carb Night Classic" featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series will be named after the two-time Silver Crown champion who passed away in a racing crash in 2017. Steele won 12 combined USAC National…

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WINDOM WAXES ‘EM AT ELDORA’S #LETSRACETWO

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WINDOM WAXES 'EM AT ELDORA'S #LETSRACETWO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........For Chris Windom, this is supposed to be his big May. The reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ has a jampacked schedule of short track races across the Midwest to compete in and is on the verge of his first start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If Saturday night's #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway was any indication of how this May will play out for the Canton, Ill. native, this month will truly be one to remember. Windom took the lead…

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HISTORY ON THE LINE FOR GRANT AT ELDORA’S #LETSRACETWO THIS FRI./SAT.

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HISTORY ON THE LINE FOR GRANT AT ELDORA'S #LETSRACETWO THIS FRI./SAT. Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Racing Rossburg, Ohio.........Eldora Speedway has been the home to several unprecedented feats over its five-and-a-half decades as an annual host of USAC events. Jack Hewitt and Kyle Larson's "4-Crown Nationals" sweeps in 1998 and 2011, respectively, immediately come to mind. This Friday and Saturday's #LetsRaceTwo is as much of a rarity; it's one event that has no equal, one that you will only see once a year - a doubleheader featuring the USAC AMSOIL National & World of…

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THOMAS AUTOCORRECTS ON LAST LAP TO WIN PLYMOUTH BARNBURNER

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THOMAS AUTOCORRECTS ON LAST LAP TO WIN PLYMOUTH BARNBURNER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Plymouth, Indiana.........A little tap never hurt anyone. A solid tap of a golf ball on a put can be the difference between winning and losing in a round of golf. A swift tap of the mic can reinforce that everything is A-Okay with the audio. A soft tap on the shoulder can gain another person's attention. However, a little tap on the rear bumper of Kevin Thomas, Jr.'s ride on the final lap nearly proved disastrous.…

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SWANSON’S 20/20 VISION NETS MILESTONE USAC SILVER CROWN WIN AT TOLEDO

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SWANSON'S 20/20 VISION NETS MILESTONE USAC SILVER CROWN WIN AT TOLEDO Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio.........Twenty wins. Count 'em up and you'll find that in the annals of USAC Silver Crown racing, only two individuals have reached such a mark - two individuals who've also become synonymous with car number 63 and crew chief Bob Hampshire, which have graced victory lane so many times over the past three decades in the division. Kody Swanson has now entered the lexicon following his victory in Friday night's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" at…

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FRIDAY’S ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC PREVIEW

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FRIDAY'S ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Rich Forman/USAC Toledo, Ohio.........Bobby Santos has been the pavement dominator in USAC Silver Crown competition over the past two seasons, winning four of the last six held on the hardtop over that period. The Franklin, Massachusetts driver arrives at Toledo Speedway for this Friday night's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" as the reigning race winner as well as the victor in the series' most recent pavement race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. back in early April. In the 100-lapper at Toledo last July, Santos…

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PLYMOUTH ROCKS WITH USAC SPRINTS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

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PLYMOUTH ROCKS WITH USAC SPRINTS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com Plymouth, Indiana.........April showers may have brought us May flowers. But, Mayflowers bring us to the land named in honor of the pilgrims this Saturday night, May 5, for a Cinco de Mayo appearance by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Indiana's Plymouth Speedway. This stop will be just the second ever by the series following Justin Grant's wire-to-wire victory last April. Though Grant has yet to find victory lane in a sprint car early in the 2018 season, he…

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GLORY GOES TO GRANT IN SUMAR SILVER CROWN SCORE

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GLORY GOES TO GRANT IN SUMAR SILVER CROWN SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Gene Crucean & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........Speed has never been an issue for Justin Grant when it comes to USAC Silver Crown racing at the Terre Haute Action Track. Two years ago, the Ione, California driver set quick time and was dominant for the first 93 laps of the 100-lap event. But, it was just a slight mishap with seven laps remaining that cost him a shot at victory. Fast forward to 2018 and a couple more years of experience…

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IT’S A TRI-STATE TRIUMPH FOR THOMAS AT THE SPRING SHOWDOWN

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IT'S A TRI-STATE TRIUMPH FOR THOMAS AT THE SPRING SHOWDOWN Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Dallas Breeze & Ryan Sellers/USAC Racing Haubstadt, Indiana.........Recently, it seems when the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars come to Tri-State Speedway, Kevin Thomas, Jr. finds himself in the mix at the front. On two occasions last year, he was involved in last lap battles on the quarter-mile paperclip - one of which went his way and one that did not. On Saturday night, the wave went KTJ's way once again as he surged to the lead through the tight crevice between…

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DARLAND FIRST TO 60 USAC SPRINT WINS WITH BLOOMINGTON SCORE

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DARLAND FIRST TO 60 USAC SPRINT WINS WITH BLOOMINGTON SCORE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Ryan Sellers & Neil Cavanaugh/USAC Racing Bloomington, Indiana.........In the history of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing, no driver has earned more victories or started more feature events than has Dave Darland. On Friday night at Bloomington Speedway, perhaps no driver has ever had a more popular win in the history of the series than has Dave Darland. On a night when "The People's Champ" became the first to reach 700 starts in the series, he also became the first to…

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LIGUORI SIGNS IN AS 30TH ENTRY FOR SUNDAY’S “SUMAR CLASSIC”

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LIGUORI SIGNS IN AS 30TH ENTRY FOR SUNDAY'S "SUMAR CLASSIC" Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jeremy Rhoades/USAC Terre Haute, Indiana.........Joe Liguori has signed in to become the 30th driver to enter this Sunday's "Sumar Classic" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at the Terre Haute Action Track. The Tampa, Florida native has two previous starts in his "Sumar Classic" career, including a 10th place run in 2014 and a 12th place finish in 2017. The Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown veteran is amongst a crop of 30 car/driver combinations for the 18th running of…

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SILVER CROWN BACK ON THE DIRT SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

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TIME TO GET DIRTY! SILVER CROWN BACK ON THE DIRT SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photo By: Jeremy Rhodes/USAC Racing Terre Haute, Indiana.........When a new season beckons, a number of new driver/team combos come to the forefront to make a splash on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series scene, which begins this Sunday, April 29, at the Terre Haute Action Track with the "Sumar Classic." Just one year ago, it was the new combination of driver Chris Windom and team owner Gene Kazmark who stole the spotlight in their debut together at Terre…

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USAC SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER HITS THE HOOSIER STATE THIS FRIDAY-SATURDAY

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USAC SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER HITS THE HOOSIER STATE THIS FRIDAY-SATURDAY Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com After a tumultuous month of inactivity brought upon by Mother Nature, the teams of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship are champing at the bit to get their season back on track this weekend with a doubleheader of action in southern Indiana, Friday, April 27, at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday, April 28, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. Kevin Thomas, Jr. not only leads the series standings heading into the weekend, he was also the lone driver to win at…

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SANTOS GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN PHOENIX SILVER CROWN OPENER

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SANTOS GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN PHOENIX SILVER CROWN OPENER Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Al Steiberg/USAC Racing Phoenix, Arizona.........Each year, it seems the ongoing tug-of-war for pavement supremacy on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car circuit is waged between Bobby Santos and Kody Swanson. In the 2018 season opener, the duo once again picked up right where they left off in a memorable stop at the tri-oval of ISM Raceway where the two fought tooth-and-nail during a side-by-side battle that lasted two laps at speeds nearing 150mph with both never turning a single wheel in the wrong…

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SWANSON WINS THE POLE FOR SATURDAY’S PHOENIX COPPER CUP

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SWANSON WINS THE POLE FOR SATURDAY'S PHOENIX COPPER CUP Story By: Richie Murray/USAC Racing Phoenix, Arizona.........Kody Swanson set the mark in Friday's qualifying session to capture the pole position for Saturday's "Phoenix Copper Cup" USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series event at ISM Raceway. Swanson, of Kingsburg, California, was the last car to make a qualifying attempt when he laid down the fastest lap of the session, defeating 2017 race winner Bobby Santos by just a tick under four-hundredths of a second with a lap of 25.326 seconds/142.146 mph around the one-mile tri-oval. Swanson's lap was just nine-thousandths of a…

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SILVER CROWN SEASON STARTS OFF AT ISM

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PHOENIX COPPER CUP RACE PREVIEW Story By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Photos By: Al Steinberg/USAC Racing Phoenix, Arizona.........With cold weather blanketing many parts of the U.S.A., the warm climes and picturesque scenes of Arizona are always a welcome sight for sore eyes, especially for the teams of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series, which begin its 2018 season at the newly-renamed ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway) this Friday and Saturday, April 6-7. Practice and qualifying is set to take place on the one-mile tri-oval on Friday while the 100-mile finale is schedule for Saturday afternoon. One year…

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