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Hagar Progresses Throughout Shamrock Classic With New Team

  Inside Line Promotions – DU QUOIN, Ill. (March 21, 2017) – Derek Hagar is satisfied with the improvement the Hagar Proctor Racing team showed during its debut last Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center for the USAC National Midget Series Shamrock Classic. “It was up and down,” he said. “We had a new car, new motor and new team. ...

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Justin Grant takes USAC Midget win at DuQuoin!

Du Quoin, Illinois………Thus far, USAC’s 2017 season has already become the year of Justin Grant. The record books were rewritten in Saturday night’s “Shamrock Classic” USAC Midget National Championship season-opener at the Southern Illinois Center as Grant became the first driver in the 62-year history of the organization to record season-opening feature victories in both the National Sprint and National ...

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC KICKS OFF 2017 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON SATURDAY IN Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media One of the deepest USAC National Midget fields in years is set to hit the track for the first time in 2017 this Saturday, March 18th for the second-running of the “Shamrock Classic” at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center. Fifty drivers have already pre-entered for the $3900-to-win USAC Midget National Championship season opener that ...

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SHAMROCK CLASSIC ENTRY LIST HITS 50!

The pre-entry list for the second running of the “Shamrock Classic” USAC National Midget season opener at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center has reached 50! The Saturday, March 18th event on the one-sixth-mile, indoor dirt oval features many of the biggest names in U.S. open-wheel, dirt track racing, including two drivers who’ve attained the status of USAC Triple Crown champion ...

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DARLAND, BOAT AND BRIGHT ENTER THE RING FOR MARCH 18TH “SHAMROCK CLASSIC” IN Du QUOIN

Du Quoin, Illinois………USAC Triple Crown champ Dave Darland, “Belleville Midget Nationals” winner Chad Boat and Chili Bowl Prelim Night winner Alex Bright have entered the fray for the USAC National Midget season-opening “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin on Saturday, March 18. Darland is one of just six drivers to have claimed titles in USAC’s National ...

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USAC CHAMPS THORSON, BELL & COONS ENTER MARCH 18 SHAMROCK CLASSIC IN Du QUOIN

Du Quoin, Illinois………USAC National Midget champions Tanner Thorson, Christopher Bell and Jerry Coons, Jr. are among the latest headline drivers to file entries to compete in the USAC National Midget season-opening “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thorson, the defending USAC National Midget champ, leads the five-car Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian stable into ...

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FREE ENTRY AND TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR Du QUOIN’S “SHAMROCK CLASSIC” ON MARCH 18

Free entry is available for all “Shamrock Classic” competitors courtesy of R.E. Griesemer at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/shamrock-classic-at-du-quoin-entry. Use the code regriesemer. The deadline for pre-entry is Monday, March 13. Entries filed after March 13 are $40. The kickoff to the start of the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship season brings the series indoors to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin for ...

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OPEN WHEEL EXTRAVAGANZA THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 18 AT Du QUOIN’S SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CENTER

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 this 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 ...

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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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