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UMP DIRTcar to honor 2017 Champions & Midwest Speed Expo brings racers to Central Illinois next weekend!

January 6th, 2018 (Springfield, IL) – The UMP DIRTcar Series will hold their 34th Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence Awards Banquet for the 2017 race season on Saturday, January 13th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. DIRTcar will distribute over $300,000 to competitors in recognition of their success in 2017. UMP DIRTcar will honor all ten divisions ...

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DING DING DUQUOIN !!

by Don Martin Christopher Bell just celebrated last month winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship and winning the USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix Midget Race at Ventura. The kid turned 23 years of age last Saturday and celebrated with his 10th midget win of the season in just 13 starts at DuQuoin last Saturday night. The event is ...

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Christopher Bell takes Junior Knepper 55 win at DuQuoin!

BELL BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES ON 2017 WITH “KNEPPER 55” TRIUMPH By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 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 ...

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T-MEZ BACK WITH AMATI FOR “KNEPPER 55” SATURDAY AT Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Thomas Meseraull has been tabbed as the driver of the Amati Racing No. 66 for this Saturday’s “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Meseraull and Amati have paired up in the past for four USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victories in 2015 ...

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Track Enterprises Releases 2018 Special Event Schedule

ARCA, USAC, WoO & UMP To Race At Many Top Venues (Macon, IL) Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2018 special event schedule. The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a fourth year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway ...

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56 ENTRIES FILED FOR JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 AT Du QUOIN!

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 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 ...

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

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 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 ...

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Gateway Motorsports Park receives Outstanding Facility of the Year Award at Race Track Business Conference at PRI trade show in Indianapolis

December 7, 2017, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, received the prestigious and coveted Outstanding Facility of the Year Award Wednesday evening at the annual Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.   The annual award recipient is determined by leaders in the motorsports industry, media and sponsors. The ...

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KNEPPER 55 MIDGET FIELD NEARS 40; WEASE, BEAUCHAMP & PECK ENTER

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 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 ...

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

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 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 ...

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Jimmy John’s Becomes a Proud Sponsor of Lincoln Speedway Racing

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway’s 1/4-mile dirt track, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL will have a new official sandwich in 2018. Jimmy John’s, located near Lincoln College, has stepped up its support of the track, which will begin its 15th season in April. Jimmy John’s serves from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. Homemade bread is baked fresh ...

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JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Du Quoin, Illinois………Tickets are now on sale for the final USAC event of the 2017 season when the Midgets invade the Southern Illinois Center for the third annual “Junior Knepper 55” on Saturday December 16. Tickets for the race on the indoor dirt oval are on sale now at http://www.usactickets.com/. Adult general admission tickets are available for just $18 – ...

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Tri-City Speedway Results – 10/20/17

Tri City Speedway Race Results for 10/20/2017 B Modified – A-Main Finish Car No Driver Hometown 1 316 Trey Harris (B) Hillsboro, MO 2 327 Chuck Goodman Pevely, MO 3 15B Terry Michael Bolin (B) Brighton, IL 4 11H John Stanton (B) East Alton, IL 5 52K Billy Knebel Jr Millersburg, IL 6 28 Kevin Morrow Pekin, IL 7 61C ...

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

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media 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 ...

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Thorson’s 16th Career Win Comes at Jacksonville Ron Milton Race of Champions

Jacksonville, IL – Leading all 30 laps and holding off a late race charge from Rookie Zeb Wise, Tanner Thorson found victory lane for the 16th time with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Thorson’s Ron Milton Race of Champions win at Jacksonville Speedway is his fourth of 2017. Enduring several cautions throughout the 30-lap feature event, Tanner Thorson ...

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Jake Blackhurst takes MOWA win at Jacksonville Speedway!

Jacksonville Speedway October 14th, 2017 Feature: 1. Jake Blackhurst 2. Terry Babb 3. Scottie Thiel 4. Jordan Goldesberry 5. Joe B Miller 6. Mike Terry, Jr. 7. Chris Urish 8. Paul Nienhiser 9. Jacob Patton 10. Logan Faucon 11. Josh Schneiderman 12. Jeremy Standridge 13. Katlynn Leer 14. Brad Loyet 15. Brayden Fox 16. Jason Keith 17. Jim Moughan 18. ...

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