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Illini Windom Seeks History and Title in Bettenhausen

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff Springfield, IL August 6, 2017 –Chris Windom grew up near the Illinois River in Canton, about 70 miles from the state capitol home to the Illinois State Fair, the World’s Fastest One Mile Dirt Track and the famous Bettenhausen 100 championship race. The mile dirt track is the one closest to Windom’s hometown and ...

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BAYSTON BLAZES THE HIGH BANKS FOR FIRST BELLEVILLE VICTORY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Belleville, Kansas………All year long, the focus for Spencer Bayston and the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team has been to win Belleville. After running second to Chad Boat in the 2016 Saturday night finale, then again to Boat in this weekend’s Friday prelim, the target was clear. It included pulling out all the stops, including a ...

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THREE IN A ROW! BOAT WINS OPENER AT BELLEVILLE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Belleville, Kansas………Every once in a while, a team discovers the perfect combination: the right driver, the right car, the right setup and the right track, all at the right time. Friday night, Chad Boat and the Tucker/Boat Motorsports crew were all in unison as they pulled down a tried and true, war-tested machine from ...

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Popular Illinois State Fair Racing Just Weeks Away

Illinois State Fair

Springfield Mile Features USAC, ARCA, & Sportsman The 2017 Illinois State Fair in Springfield opens its doors in just a week and a half, which means that race fans everywhere are putting together their travel plans for the historic races at the Springfield Mile. The racing action takes center stage each and every year on the final weekend of the ...

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Thorson Thorough for Tuesday Night Thunder USAC Midget Win

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume V, No. 35 Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (August 1, 2017) – The reigning USAC Midget National champion had been denied victory lane in series competition thus far in 2017. Tanner Thorson fixed that on Tuesday night by racing to victory lane in the 40-lap “Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder at Jefferson County Speedway presented by ...

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LEARY REIGNS FOR 2ND STRAIGHT NIGHT AT GAS CITY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Gas City, Indiana………’Once you win one, the floodgates will open and you’ll begin to win a bunch of them.” That’s the sentiment C.J. Leary had heard time and time again over the past few seasons, much to his chagrin, as he came within a whisker of breaking through on several occasions. “I’ve heard it ...

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30TH INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TO VISIT TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK WEDNESDAY

Terre Haute Action Track

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Indiana Sprint Week.  Those words alone invoke powerful emotions of passion that reaches from each of USAC’s Sprint Car superheroes all the way to the common race fan.  It makes no difference who you are.  When Sprint Week looms, it consumes every waking hour.  This Wednesday, July 12, fans in Terre Haute, Indiana will ...

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Midget driver Paul Graybrook passed away Tuesday from injuries in Springfield crash!

Midget driver Paul Graybrook passed away from injuries following a crash at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Graybrook flipped over the back straightaway wall on lap 2 of the feature. Paul Graybrook of Greenwood, Indiana died at the Memorial Medical Center from his injuries Tuesday morning. Preliminary results of an autopsy indicate he died from multiple blunt force traumatic injuries sustained ...

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COURTNEY CONQUERS INAUGURAL ILLINOIS MIDGET NATIONALS

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Springfield, Illinois……Throughout the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship season, Tyler Courtney has proven himself as the streak-stopper. After leading each of the previous three races at Kokomo, Ind., Macon, Ill. and Lincoln, Ill. for a total of 32 laps, Courtney had put together a string of three-straight third-place finishes. Though some would accept that ...

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BELL GOES 2 FOR 2 ON ILLINOIS MIDGET SWING WITH LINCOLN MIDGET SCORE

Lincoln, Illinois………It had been three years since a driver had won consecutive USAC Midget National Championship features at two different Illinois tracks. That driver was Christopher Bell, who captured a pair of victories at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City) and Belle-Clair Speedway (Belleville) during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It was a rare case of déjà vu Sunday night in the ...

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INDIANA MIDGET WEEK HAS ARRIVED; SIX NIGHTS, SIX TRACKS, SIX RACES SET FOR JUNE 6-11

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media A glance at the calendar indicates that the month of June has arrived. The temps have begun to rise and the intensity has multiplied as the thick of the USAC racing schedule is upon us. As the first of 16 scheduled USAC National events this month were completed last weekend, it’s crystal clear the ...

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KODY SWANSON SEIZES THE MOMENT; TIES STEELE FOR 3RD ALL-TIME WITH CARB NIGHT CLASSIC WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Brownsburg, Indiana……… Lately, it seems every victory Kody Swanson captures sets a new standard in the USAC Silver Crown record book. Friday night’s “Carb Night Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway was no exception as the Californian led all 100 laps from the pole to surpass J.J. Yeley and join the late, great Dave Steele ...

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HOOSIER STATE DIRT / PAVEMENT DOUBLEHEADER AWAITS SILVER CROWN DRIVERS THURS.-FRI.

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media What makes the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series so fascinating is its diversity. The 11-race schedule alternates throughout the season at venues ranging from dirt tracks located on the nation’s state fairgrounds with classic covered grandstands to paved surfaces that offer luxury suites and skyboxes. On the track, a Silver Crown series title ...

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BALLOU GOES FOR UNPRECEDENTED 3-IN-A-ROW WEDNESDAY IN 47TH HULMAN CLASSIC

Terre Haute Action Track

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Two weeks ago, in his return to the cockpit of a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car for the first time in eight months, Robert Ballou made the contingent on hand stand up and take notice that he hadn’t missed a beat. His second race back in Eldora Speedway’s #LetsRaceTwo resulted in a commanding victory ...

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Remarkable Car Set to Make History Thursday at Hoosier Hundred

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff   (Indianapolis May 20, 2017)-Much is and has been written about racing drivers and their exploits over the last century plus.  However, journalists and historians alike sometimes overlook the other tangibles that help winning drivers get into victory lane.  In horse racing it is the mount that gets the lion’s share of the publicity ...

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I-55 USAC SPRINT RIVER TOWN SHOWDOWN RAINED OUT 

USAC

Due to heavy rainfall throughout the night and continued precipitation this morning, the Saturday, May 20 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car “River Town Showdown” at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri has been cancelled. Advance tickets purchased for the “River Town Showdown” at both Tri-City and I-55 will be refunded. The series returns to action this Wednesday ...

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HOOSIER HUNDRED ENTRY LIST NEARS 40 FOR 63RD RUNNING OF GRAND EVENT ON MAY 25

USAC

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media The entry list for the 63rd running of the “Hoosier Hundred” is shaping up to be one of the most stacked fields in more than a decade. Thus far, 39 drivers have already indicated their intentions to take part in the famed race featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS ...

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