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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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RYAN NEWMAN PARTNERS WITH CLAUSON MARSHALL RACING FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR TITLE RUN; TYLER COURTNEY NAMED DRIVER

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Indianapolis, Indiana………Clauson/Marshall Racing, with the addition of NASCAR driver and USAC champion Ryan Newman to the team ownership role, will field veteran driver Tyler Courtney full-time on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2018. Tyler Courtney, USAC’s Most Improved driver in 2017, moves over to the CMNR ride following a successful two-year ...

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NEW TITLE SPONSOR, NEW VENUES RING IN RECHARGED USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES IN 2018

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Indianapolis, Indiana………A brand new title sponsor and a pair of new venues amongst a slate of popular series mainstays bring an invigorated USAC National Midget scene in 2018 with 23 events, 21 venues and nine states occupying the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship schedule. The series has partnered with an innovative technology launching ...

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USAC SPRINTS SLATED FOR 45 EVENTS FROM COAST-TO-COAST IN 2018

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Indianapolis, Indiana………Following a year of renaissance with a new breed of drivers ascending to the top of the standings, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship reloads for a 2018 schedule that includes 45 events between the months of February and November. Leading off the schedule once again for the ninth-straight season is “Winter ...

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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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SUNSHINE FRIES BACON IN VENTURA USAC WEST COAST SPRINT SHOWDOWN

Ventura, California………Tyler Courtney worked his way around previous night’s winner Brady Bacon with 11 laps remaining to score Thursday’s 77th “Turkey Night Grand Prix” USAC West Coast Sprint Car “Special Event” victory at Ventura Raceway co-sanctioned by VRA. Courtney has now notched wins in five different USAC divisions in 2017 with triumphs in the Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint, National ...

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BELL OUTDUELS LARSON IN “TURKEY NIGHT” THRILLER AT VENTURA

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ventura, California………Thanksgiving is the day each year when we take a little extra time to realize how fortunate we are. For those in attendance at Thursday’s “Turkey Night Grand Prix,” the realization quickly came to how thankful we are to have witnessed Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson duking it out against each other for ...

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BACON FEASTS AT VENTURA FOR USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WIN

Ventura, California………Brady Bacon captured Wednesday’s USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Car feature on night one of the 77th “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura Raceway. The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma zipped around Troy Rutherford on the fifth lap of the 20-lap points-free “Special Event” feature and cruised to a commanding two-and-a-half second victory ahead ...

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THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Perris, California………Kevin Thomas, Jr. unloaded his racecar from his hauler last Wednesday night as the man to beat when practice began for the Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction. When the time came to roll his car back into the hauler following Saturday night’s 40-lap main event, the Cullman, Alabama was a ...

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ROA RACKS WIN #1 ON “OVAL NATIONALS” NIGHT 2

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Perris, California………Following his career-best third-place finish the previous night, Brody Roa stated that, just a year and a half ago, he would’ve been laughing had you told him he was going to be on the podium at the “Oval Nationals.” One night later, the question had to be asked. Who’s laughing now? “I’m still ...

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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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$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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THOMAS TAMES TERRE HAUTE IN “HULMAN/SMITH CLASSIC”

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana………It was just a month ago when Kevin Thomas, Jr. saw hopes of a Terre Haute Action Track victory dashed in the final laps as he ran out of fuel while leading on a late race restart. On the final restart of Saturday night’s “Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic,” Thomas was fueled by ...

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Free Open Pit Party Set For Terre Haute Action Track Finale Saturday

USAC Sprints & Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Mods On Track (Terre Haute, IN) The Terre Haute Action Track, in Terre Haute, IN, is down to its final event of the 2017 season this Saturday, October 14. The event was added as a makeup for rainouts earlier this season that canceled the Tony Hulman Classic and the Don Smith Classic. Saturday’s ...

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3RD ANNUAL USAC MIDGET “JUNIOR KNEPPER 55” SET FOR DEC. 16 IN Du QUOIN

Du Quoin, Illinois………The third running of the “Junior Knepper 55” returns to the USAC Midget calendar on Saturday, December 16 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 a star-studded field, ...

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