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Shamrock to Seavy

by Don Martin – Coming off winning the POWRI National Midget Championship and grabbing a top ten finish at this year’s Chili Bowl, Logan Seavy’s momentum continued last Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center. He captured the 3rd Annual Shamrock Classic feature and his first USAC National feature win. It was opening night for the USAC National Midgets in ...

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SEAVEY SEAMLESS IN “SHAMROCK CLASSIC”

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………In its brief three-year history, the “Shamrock Classic” has annually been the home of first-time USAC P1 Insurance National Midget feature winners. In the inaugural running in 2016, it was Shane Golobic. One year ago, it was Justin Grant. Saturday night’s third annual proved to be no exception as Logan Seavey, in ...

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USAC SOPHOMORE CARRICK PREPARED FOR 2ND SEASON STARTING THIS SATURDAY AT Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Sophomore sensation or sophomore slump are the two avenues that a driver can take after a successful Rookie campaign.  For as many success stories as there are in a driver’s second year of USAC P1 Insurance National Midget competition, there are many who weren’t able to break into victory lane. Lincoln, California’s Tanner ...

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INFLUX OF TALENTED DRIVERS, TEAMS MARK THE START OF 2018 USAC MIDGET SEASON

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Unprecedented is a word not to be used lightly, but with a new title sponsor and a plethora of new teams and talented drivers joining the fray, the 2018 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget season is shaping up to be something that these eyes haven’t seen. At press time, an impressive 19 ...

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48 DRIVER FIELD SET FOR SATURDAY’S “SHAMROCK CLASSIC” IN Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois………The field for the “Shamrock Classic” is set with 48 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget teams set to do battle this Saturday, March 10 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   The state of Indiana leads the way with 11 driver representatives while seven apiece come from Oklahoma and ...

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SHAMROCK ENTRY LIST UP TO 45 FOR MARCH 10 USAC MIDGET OPENER AT DuQUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois………The field for the “Shamrock Classic” has grown to 45 with the latest entries received over the weekend for the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship season opener on Saturday, March 10.   New entries come from Illinois racing veterans Terry Babb (Decatur) and Daniel Robinson (Ewing) who are among the ...

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC ENTRIES SURPASS 40 FOR USAC MIDGET SEASON OPENER

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………The entry list for the “Shamrock Classic” has soared above 40 for the 2018 USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship season opener on Saturday, March 10 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Among the latest drivers entered are those from the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian stable who will bring, count them, ...

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BACON, BOAT SIGN IN FOR SHAMROCK CLASSIC USAC MIDGET OPENER

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois………The “Shamrock Classic” entry list continues to climb for the 2018 USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship season opener on Saturday, March 10 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   Two-time USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon and FMR Racing have teamed up for another go at ...

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CMR, KTJ, COONS, TMEZ, BRISCOE HIGHLIGHT EARLY SHAMROCK ENTRIES

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………The initial entry list for the Saturday, March 10 “Shamrock Classic” features some of the most successful standouts in USAC today. The third annual event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin launches the 2018 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget season that features a team that has been at the top ...

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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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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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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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