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OPEN WHEEL EXTRAVAGANZA COMES TO Du QUOIN’S SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CENTER ON FEB. 18

The first ever indoor event in the history of USAC’s IMRA and Midwest Thunder Midget series comes to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin on Saturday, Feb. 18. The racing extravaganza at the Mini Magic Mile features a full-slate of racing with two separate events in one single day. The morning’s racing program includes complete shows for the Winged ...

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Tyler Courtney takes Junior Knepper 55 win at DuQuoin!

USAC MIDGET CAR SERIES “SPECIAL EVENT” RACE RESULTS: December 17, 2016 – DuQuoin, Illinois – Southern Illinois Center – “Junior Knepper 55” FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shane Golobic (#17w Clauson/Marshall), 2. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson/Marshall), 3. Justin Peck (#7k Irwin) 4. Cory Kruseman (#21k Kruseman), 5. Riley Kreisel (#93k DKR Motorsports), 6. Ryan Bernal (#87 Saldana), 7. Chris Urish ...

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SATURDAY’S “JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” IN Du QUOIN IS USAC INDOOR RACE #169

This Saturday’s “Junior Knepper 55” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. will mark the 169th time that USAC Midget racing has occurred in an indoor arena. Beginning with Gene Hartley’s victory in the inaugural USAC race ever held on Jan. 8, 1956 in Fort Wayne, Ind., 29 different arenas have hosted USAC Indoor Midget racing. USAC’s winningest ...

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ENTRIES SURPASS 60 FOR DEC. 17 JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 IN Du QUOIN

Entries continue to pour in for the 2nd Annual “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin on Saturday, December 17. Among the entries so far are two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon from Oklahoma; versatile California racer and two-time Chili Bowl winner Cory Kruseman; plus, USAC Sprint Car standout ...

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USAC MIDGET “JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” SET FOR Du QUOIN’S SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CENTER ON DEC. 17

USAC Midget racing returns indoors to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois for the second annual “Junior Knepper 55” on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The non-points-paying special event will feature a star-studded field of midget racers from coast-to-coast as well as stars from across the racing landscape taking part in the race that will take place on the ...

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Ken Schrader takes DuQuoin Mile Modified win!

DuQuoin Mile September 4th, 2016 Feature: 1. 9 Ken Schrader 2. X Jesse Snyder 3. 95 Josh Sissom 4. 19 Terry James 5. 90 Jason Bulieai 6. 500 Steve Adams 7. 77 Jim Shipman 8. 85G Joe Giesler 9. 10 Chris King 10. 89W Rick Weitekamp 11. 19X Jared Dewrock 12. 17W Jesse Wisely 13. 50 Tyler Weiss 14. 17 ...

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Chris Windom takes USAC Silver Crown win at DuQuoin!

WINDOM OUTGUNS SWINDELL IN EPIC Du QUOIN SHOOTOUT TO WIN TED HORN 100 Du Quoin, Illinois………In a battle of the young lion and the wise veteran, resilience prevailed as Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois fought back to retake the lead from Jeff Swindell with a daring outside turn three pass just three laps from the finish to win his first career ...

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USAC Silver Crown History at DuQuoin

From Track Enterprises – DuQuoin, IL-(September 1, 2016)-The history of championship dirt car racing at the DuQuoin State Fair goes back to the first event on September 4, 1948. The first Ted Horn 100 was run the following year and DuQuoin was part of the national championship (Indy Car) schedule until the dirt cars were placed in a separate series ...

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ARCA Dirt Track Aces Perform Well at Springfield, Head for DuQuoin

From Track Enterprises – DuQuoin, IL-(September 1, 2016)-It was expected that the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s drivers with dirt track experience would perform well at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on August 21 and they certainly lived up to expectations. Drivers with some significant dirt track experience occupied the first 6 slots at Springfield and 7 of the top ...

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UMP Modified Drivers Return for 23rd Oldani at DuQuoin

From Track Enterprises – DuQuoin, IL-(September 2, 2016)-One of the most prestigious races on the modified racing calendar returns for the 23rd edition as UMP Dirt Car Modified teams and drivers converge at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for two days of racing action this Saturday and Sunday night on the Magic Mile. Heat races for the Bill Oldani Memorial are ...

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COCKRUM EYES HISTORY AS HE VIES FOR 3-IN-A-ROW THIS SATURDAY AT Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Two-time, defending “Ted Horn 100” winner Shane Cockrum finds himself in rarified air coming into this Saturday night’s 64th edition of the 100-mile USAC Silver Crown race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in southern Illinois. While there have been a pair of drivers who’ve won three and four consecutive champ car races at the ...

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Big Time Night Racing On Tap For DuQuoin IL State Fair Saturday & Sunday

USAC, ARCA, & UMP Drivers Set For Magic Mile From Track Enterprises – The green flag is set to drop, sending cars at high speeds around the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin IL State Fair.  The racing tradition continues for a 70th year, featuring action in the USAC Silver Crown Series, ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards, and the UMP Modifieds.  ...

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36 DRIVERS ENTERED FOR Du QUOIN’S “TED HORN 100” ON SATURDAY

From USAC “TED HORN 100” presented by Casey’s General Stores SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 ON THE ONE-MILE Du QUOIN STATE FAIRGROUNDS DIRT OVAL IN Du QUOIN, ILLINOIS STARTING TIMES: 1pm: Registration and pit gates open, 4pm: Grandstands open, 5pm: Silver Crown Practice, 6:30pm: Silver Crown Qualifying, 8pm: “Ted Horn 100”   USAC SILVER CROWN ENTRY LIST 00 TERRY BABB/Decatur, ...

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Southern Illinois Well Represented in Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin

USAC Silver Crown Set To Hit The Magic Mile This Saturday Night From Track Enterprises – DuQuoin, IL- (August 28, 2016)-The deep south of the state of Illinois finds itself well represented heading into the 64th Ted Horn 100 presented by Casey’s USAC Silver Crown event at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Saturday night, September 3rd.  The defending race winner ...

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USAC Racing in Du Quoin Saturday

By Richie Murray UPCOMING USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT: DATE: Saturday, September 3, 2016 SERIES: USAC Silver Crown Championship TRACK: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (Du Quoin, Illinois) – 1-mile dirt oval EVENT: “Ted Horn 100” presented by Casey’s General Stores STARTING TIMES: 1pm: Registration and pit gates open, 4pm: Grandstands open, 5pm: Silver Crown Practice, 6:30pm: Silver Crown Qualifying, 8pm: ...

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70th Anniversary of First Auto Race on DuQuoin “Magic Mile”

DuQuoin, IL-(August 27, 2016)-This Labor Day weekend marks the 70th birthday for automobile racing on the famed “Magic Mile” at the picturesque DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in southern Illinois.  A hall of fame roster of drivers have seen action on the DuQuoin clay which has produced some of the most famous and infamous moments in American auto racing.   William Hayes, ...

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DuQuoin IL State Fair Up Next For USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars

SPECIAL FROM USAC RACING… TED HORN 100 AT DuQUOIN SEPTEMBER 3; SPRINGFIELD’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 RAINED OUT The battle for USAC’s Silver Crown Championship was delayed by Saturday’s continuing rain in the Midwest, which forced postponement of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are considering a possible rain date which ...

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Shane Golobic takes Shamrock Classic win at DuQuoin!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SHAMROCK CLASSIC AT DuQUOIN! Shane Golobic of Fremont, California wasn’t content on just running the bottom as he went to the high side to pass leader Shane Cottle on lap 34 and was able to pull away on a late green-white-checkered to win his first career USAC Midget National Championship feature in Saturday night’s ...

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