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5th Annual Battle at the Center Set for Saturday, December 20th

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Millstadt, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series returns to DuQuoin, Illinois on Saturday, December 20th for the 5th Annual Great Clips Battle at the Centerpresented by K&N Filters. The one-day race will feature a 40-lap main event on the one-sixth Mini Magic Mile in the DuQuoin Southern Illinois Center. The event is expected to draw an “All ...

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Belle-Clair Promotions, LLC ends their promotion of Belle-Clair Speedway!

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Belleville, IL – October 27th, 2014 – Belle-Clair Promotions, LLC has elected to end their promotion of Belle-Clair Speedway effective immediately. Below is the info posted on Belle-Clair Speedway’s Facebook Page earlier today. Regarding the article in the sound off section of the bnd (Belleville News Democrat) I doubt seriously that the track will close. While I don’t see weekly ...

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Brad Loyet – Land of Lincoln!

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(Bill W) October 15, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 tested the MOWA series in Illinois last weekend. On Friday night, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver checkered second at the Lincoln Speedway. Saturday, the series moved on to Jacksonville Speedway, where Brad tangled with leader Jerrod Hull, ending his night. This weekend finds the Lucas ...

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Diveley, Little share Midwest Big Ten Series late model championship

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MACON, Ill. – Central Illinois has always been known for its talented late model drivers, and the 2014 racing season is no different. When the dirt settled after the final event in the 10-race Midwest Big Ten Series for late models, Ryan Little and Brian Diveley have been declared co-champs. Both drivers finished with 436 points and two wins in ...

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Jerrod Hull – Four-time MOWA Champ!  

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(Bill W) October 13, 2014 – Jerrod Hull topped off another championship season with the Midwest Open Wheel Association Saturday at the Jacksonville Speedway with a win.  It was Jerrod’s fourth title with MOWA and a series’ best sixteenth career feature win.  The Rockwell American #12 team’s win came at Jacksonville’s “Ron Milton Race of Champions”.  The Sikeston, Missouri driver ...

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BigFoot Spooktacular is now FREE to everyone for the whole event!

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The Bigfoot 4×4 Open House scheduled for Saturday October 11th is on as planned The Monster Truck event at 6:00 is now FREE. Come out and bring the whole family and enjoy The 8th Annual BigFoot Open House. Doors open at 10:00 with events going on all day on the Midway. This is your chance to get upclose and personal ...

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Brian Shirley Leads Majority of Illinois State Championship; Finishes Third

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(HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS) Brian Shirley, of Chatham, Illinois, made his way to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday evening, October 4 for the annual running of the ‘Illinois State Championship.’ Brian laid down the fourth quickest lap overall during the UMP qualifying session and later finished second in heat race action. The popular driver known as “Squirrel” then took the ...

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Dereck King Wins SIR, Scores 24th Career Victory

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Marion, IL. – Dereck King of Vienna, Illinois used lap traffic to his advantage ousting Nathan Benson and Aaron Andruskevitch in the 25 lap POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature event at the 1/8 mile high-banked Southern Illinois Raceway. At the drop of the green flag, pole-sitter Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Illinois would jump into the early lead ...

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WEATHER FORCES COMPLETE GOLD CROWN MIDGET CANCELLATION

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Granite City, IL……..The 6th “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” has fallen to the elements as continuing rain, wet grounds and predicted low temperatures in the St. Louis area have conspired to force cancellation of the remaining two nights of the Honda USAC National Midget race weekend at Tri-City Speedway. The Honda USAC National Midget series resumes November 20-21-22 at Canyon Speedway ...

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RAINS FORCE “GOLD CROWN” NIGHT 1 CANCELLATION

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Persistent rains in the St. Louis area have conspired to force cancellation of Thursday night’s opening round of the 2014 “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. The 6th Annual event will resume Friday night with a complete program of racing on the 3/8-mie dirt oval. Saturday night’s finale will culminate with a 50-lap feature offering ...

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Bell Defends Gold Crown after Pair of WoO Top Fives!

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Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 1, 2014) – Some strong momentum is likely what his rivals weren’t necessarily hoping for going into Gold Crown Midget Nationals weekend. But, that’s exactly what Christopher Bell got with a pair of World of Outlaws top five finishes this past weekend including a runner-up finish at Indiana’s Bloomington Speedway on Friday night and then ...

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Woodworth, Long, Smith, Gower and Bercerra All Take Quincy Checkers to End the 2014 Season

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By Jack Walbring Denny Woodworth, Michael Long, Josh Smith, Joey Gower and Austen Bercerra all took season ending main event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 28. The Kick Start UMP Super Late Models had a very special event on tap with the Invitational “Pick Your Poison” Main event. The event allowed the competitors to choose their starting spot ...

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Courtney Force, Antron Brown, Dave Connolly, and Jerry Savoie winners at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals At Gateway

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It has been a historic year for Courtney Force. Most notably she won the 100th NHRA event by a female earlier this year. Today, she became the first female in NHRA history to win back-to-back national Funny Car events. She won last week at Dallas. This is also her fourth Funny Car win this season, the most event wins in ...

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NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Action at Gateway

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Besides NHRA Top series race action, there is plenty of other drag racing between rounds. Check out the photos. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE AAA INSURANCE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS – PROM MOD DRAG RACING AT GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK!

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Race Highlights from AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals At Gateway

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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Bike) were all winners in their respective classes at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals held at Gateway Motorsports Park. This was also the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Funny Car Finals Courtney Force posted a pass at 4.094 ...

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Gee wins Outlaw Hornet World Championship in Macon Speedway finale

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MACON, Ill. – Thad Gee of Bloomington powered his way to the title in the World Hornet Championship for Outlaw Hornets Saturday night at Macon Speedway in the season finale. Gee earned $300 for the win and took home the giant trophy. In Stock Hornets, Jonathan Drake of Decatur won the title after scoring his first victory in four years. ...

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Michael Kloos, Rusty Griffaw, Jeff Walston, Trey Harris, Jacob Rexing, Robbie Eilers & Travis Bittle take wins at Tri-City Speedway!

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY! Tri City Speedway, Granite City, IL Race Results for 9/26/2014 Championship Night UMP Late Models – A-Main (31 Cars) Finish Car No Driver Hometown 1 6K Michael Kloos (L) Trenton, IL 2 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL 3 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 4 1s Rick Salter HIghland, IL 5 00 ...

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