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GRANT THE TOP GUN ON NIGHT ONE OF WINTER DIRT GAMES VIII

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Florida………Justin Grant’s most recent visit to Bubba Raceway Park prior to Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship 2017 season-opener ended in heartbreak. One year later, despite late-race contact that nearly spelled disaster for the Ione, California native, the 26-year-old Grant swiftly exorcised those demons to capture night one of “Winter Dirt ...

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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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STENHOUSE, SCHATZ, JOHNSON & COURTNEY ENTER “KNEPPER 55” AS FIELD GROWS TO 70-PLUS!

The Clauson-Marshall Racing juggernaut with drivers Donny Schatz, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Jason Johnson and Tyler Courtney has entered the Saturday, Dec. 17th “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event indoors at the Southern Illinois Center at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. The latest of the now 73 cars who’ve entered for the second annual event is highlighted by the team ...

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USAC TRACSAFE INITIATIVE AIMED AT QUICKER SAFETY RESPONSE

A USAC initiative aimed at driver safety was introduced during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show at the Indiana Convention Center Thursday. The TraceSAFE system will launch in early 2017 and will be implemented in the three USAC National Championship Series: Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and National Midgets. USAC will supply the TracSAFE equipment to teams at each ...

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USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TOUR TRAVELS COAST-TO-COAST IN 2017 CAMPAIGN

Twenty-seven dates in seven states serve as the ingredients for the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship schedule. Among the events are four distinct tours that make up the bulk of the schedule such as June’s “Indiana Midget Week,” July’s weekend trip to Illinois as well as an August tour of the Heartland of America and “Pennsylvania Midget Week,” which offers ...

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KNOXVILLE AND WILLIAMS GROVE RETURN TO THE FOLD FOR 2017 USAC SPRINT SEASON

Two of the most storied dirt tracks in the United States return to the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar in 2017. On June 3, the series invades the legendary half-mile Knoxville Raceway for the first time since 2011. The Saturday night event coincides with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend at the Iowa dirt oval. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s ...

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RIDES INTO THE DESERT AT PHOENIX IN 2017

Phoenix International Raceway, a venue synonymous with USAC Silver Crown racing for more than two decades, returns to the 2017 schedule after an eight-year absence. The highly-anticipated return of the big cars to the mile in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun arrives on Saturday, April 29 on the same bill as the IndyCar Series race later that night. The roar ...

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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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VENTURA USAC WEST COAST SPRINT TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX RACE RESULTS – Nov. 24

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT (No points) RACE RESULTS: November 24, 2016 –  Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – 76th “Turkey Night Grand Prix”   COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Troy Rutherford (#11 Rutherford), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Ryan Bernal (#51T Roth), 4. Jimmy Crawford (#51 Crawford), 5. Scott Hall (#56K Hall), 6. ...

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LARSON CARVES UP TURKEY NIGHT WIN #2; THORSON TASTES FIRST USAC NATIONAL MIDGET TITLE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ventura, California………On the rare occasion that Kyle Larson gets the chance to take the wheel of a midget these days, he certainly makes each opportunity count. On Thursday night in the centerpiece of the USAC National and Western States Midget calendar, Larson cooked up one of his patented performances, holding off a furious late-race ...

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DARLAND TAKES THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED TO WIN NIGHT TWO OF THE “OVAL NATIONALS”

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Perris, California………From the earliest moments of the race, Dave Darland made a commitment to run the top. Even though it appeared the race was going to become a bottom-feeding procession in the first several laps, the veteran driver blazed his own trail on the cushion as he methodically picked his way through the field ...

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GARDNER GRABS $25 GRAND; TAKES “OVAL NATIONALS” WIN #3 AT THE PAS

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Perris, California………On a night in which he had been awarded the hardware of a hard-earned USAC/CRA AMSOIL Sprint Car season title, Damion Gardner collected the biggest single-night reward of his championship season – a $25,000 check and the addition of his name to the list of the only three-time winners in the 21-year history ...

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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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BACON A BEAST IN “JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL” SCORE AT WAYNE CITY

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL! Wayne City, Illinois………Wayne County Speedway in southern Illinois is a place that’s become near and dear to Brady Bacon and the FMR Racing team. Nearly exactly one year to the day of Bacon and FMR’s initial series start, the duo reached its greatest height yet Friday night – their very ...

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CLAUSON AND STENHOUSE RACE ON IN BRYAN’S MEMORY THURSDAY AT WAYNE CITY

BY: RICHIE MURRAY – USAC MEDIA One year ago at the “Jason Leffler Memorial,” we were fortunate enough to witness a classic Bryan Clauson performance. On the gas, smooth and steady, never flinching a muscle, Bryan was able to fend off a relentless Rico Abreu during the final 12 circuits of an intense 40-lap feature to take the victory on ...

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THURSDAY’S “LEFFLER MEMORIAL” PACKS STAR POWER FROM ACROSS THE RACING LANDSCAPE

BY: RICHIE MURRAY – USAC MEDIA The swan song of USAC racing in the Midwest this season comes to Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois this Thursday night, October 20th for the 4th annual “Jason Leffler Memorial.” Nestled alongside a cornfield in the heart of southern Illinois, the one-eighth mile dirt track comes alive just once a year for ...

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