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T-MEZ Takes Knepper 55

by Don Martin Thomas Meseraull won the Junior Knepper 55 Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center located in DuQuoin, Illinois.  This USAC sanctioned non-point event continues to grow and be one of the biggest midget races of the year.    The San Jose, California driver Meseraull took advantage when leader and defending event winner Christopher Bell dropped out with mechanical ...

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NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM; T-MEZ CLOSES OUT 2018 WITH KNEPPER 55 WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (December 15, 2018)………Thomas Meseraull doesn’t waste any time getting up to speed when he lands a new ride. And when he gets up to speed in that new ride, it’s a foregone conclusion it’s going to occur in spectacular fashion. That thread continued Saturday night as the San Jose, California native ...

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KNEPPER 55 LIVE ON SPEED SHIFT TV THIS SATURDAY

Du Quoin, Illinois………Speed Shift TV will have live coverage of the fourth annual “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Seventy-four drivers have pre-entered for the event on the 1/6-mile, indoor dirt oval located adjacent to the one mile dirt track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Among ...

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55 AS FIELD SOARS PAST 70

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………USAC National champions Tyler Courtney and Tanner Thorson are among the final set of entries for the “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list soars to 74 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Courtney, ...

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Junior Knepper 55 This Saturday !!!

by Don Martin Du Quoin, Illinois will be the place to be Saturday afternoon. The Southern Illinois Center will host a USAC non-points midget event on the exciting 1/6 dirt oval December 15th. This race typically draws drivers from all over the country and this year is no exception. Over 70 cars have entered the event including defending Champion Christopher ...

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (December 10, 2018)………Recent “Turkey Night Grand Prix” winner Christopher Bell has filed his entry to compete in the “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list has exploded to 69 drivers and teams for the fourth ...

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………A hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs on March 9, 2019 when the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets compete in the fourth annual “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Factory Canopies “Pot of Gold” Challenge will provide the top-four drivers in passing points throughout ...

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………The entry list for the “Junior Knepper 55” has ballooned to near 50 entries as USAC Triple Threat Justin Grant has signed on to drive in the fourth annual event on December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Ione, Calif. driver will pilot the RAMS Racing No. 4A ...

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BRISCOE AND T-MEZ SIGN ON FOR KNEPPER 55 IN Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Chase Briscoe and Thomas Meseraull are among the latest drivers to enter the fourth annual “Junior Knepper 55,” as the entry list surges above 40 for the December 15 USAC Midget Special Event from the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Briscoe finished second in the 2017 “Knepper 55,” behind winner Christopher ...

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DARLAND AND DALY HIGHLIGHT FIRST KNEPPER 55 ENTRY LIST

Du Quoin, Illinois………The initial entry list for the fourth annual “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event has been released and, thus far, 33 cars have entered the Saturday, December 15 race from the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Among the entries are a pair of decorated USAC National Midget champions in Dave Darland and Kevin Olson. Darland, of ...

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FREE CAR ENTRY OPEN TO KNEPPER 55 COMPETITORS! TICKETS ON SALE TOO!

Du Quoin, Illinois (November 2, 2018)………The Knepper family is once again sponsoring FREE entry for competitors to enter their midgets for the Saturday, December 15th “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois. After visiting https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2018-knepper-car-entry, use the coupon code “KNEPPER” to enter your car for the race for no charge. The offer ...

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4TH ANNUAL JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 SET FOR DEC. 15 IN Du QUOIN

Du Quoin, Illinois (October 8, 2018)………The fourth running of the “Junior Knepper 55” returns to the USAC Midget calendar on Saturday, December 15 indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Though the special event carries no points toward the season championship, it has quickly become one of the most coveted races to win. Boasting large car counts and ...

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Logan Seavey wins General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fair!

September 3rd, 2018 1. Logan Seavey 2. Will Kimmel 3. Riley Herbst 4. Christian Eckes 5. Zane Smith 6. Ryan Unzicker 7. Kelly Kovski 8. Chase Purdy 9. Joe Cooksey 10. Sheldon Creed 11. Joe Graf Jr. 12. Natalie Decker 13. Tommy Vigh Jr. 14. Buck Stevens 15. Travis Braden 16. Alex Clubb 17. Brad Smith 18. Gus Dean 19. ...

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Ken Schrader wins Bill Oldani Memorial at DuQuoin’s Magic Mile!

September 3rd, 2018 Heat 1: 1. Ken Schrader 2. Jason Sissom 3. David Shain 4. Jeff Parks 5. Bryan Higgerson 6. Rick Weitekamp 7. Bobby Burrows 8. Brian Heizer 9. John Rathgeber Heat 2: 1. Tony Stewart 2. Brian Shaw 3. Bobby Regot III 4. Jim Shipman 5. Joe Graf, Jr. 6. Blake Cook 7. Chris Winters 8. Michael Jones ...

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WINDOM’S PLAN COMES TOGETHER IN Du QUOIN TED HORN 100 VICTORY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Every driver, every team has a plan when they enter the ring for 100 miles of USAC Silver Crown racing at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Sometimes those plans go awry and sometime those plans come to fruition. Then again, other times, the way things play out don’t fit into either of ...

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Labor Day Dirt Duel at DuQuoin on Tap for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

Toledo, Ohio (August 29, 2018) – As it has every year since 1983, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make its annual appearance at the DuQuoin State Fair in DuQuoin, Illinois. And as is tradition, the General Tire Grabber 100 will close the Southern Illinois State Fair on Labor Day, September 3, the only major stock car event ...

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TED HORN 100 Du QUOIN SILVER CROWN ENTRY LIST RELEASED

Du Quoin, Illinois………The entry list for Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series’ “Ted Horn 100” at the one-mile Du Quoin State Fairgrounds dirt oval has been released with 41 cars filling up the sheet! Pits and registration open at 1pm on raceday, Sunday, September 2. The ticket office and grandstands open at 4pm.  Silver Crown practice runs from 5pm ...

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Racing in Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin is “Relative”

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff August 27, 2018-DuQuoin, Il-Sons, grandsons, nephews, great nephews, the family relationships of Ted Horn 100 competitors at the DuQuoin State Fair continues a tradition of passing the torch to a new generation or competing against family on the “Magic Mile” dirt oval.  In 2018 there are no less than nine entered drivers on the ...

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