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Track Enterprises Releases 2018 Special Event Schedule

ARCA, USAC, WoO & UMP To Race At Many Top Venues (Macon, IL) Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2018 special event schedule. The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a fourth year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Track Enterprises added a fifth ARCA event last season, ...

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Chase Junghans Reloads for Ambitious 2018

Wild West Shootout and WoO Speedweeks Headline Kansan’ Plans Manhattan, Kansas (12/11/17) – The 2017 season was a time of regrouping and refocusing for Chase Junghans. With his sights set on the future, the Kansas racer is now focusing on a bigger and more ambitious 2018 season in his Shop Quik Convenience Stores #18 Bozard Ford Lincoln Rocket Chassis XR1/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. “Last year we set ...

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Hall of Fame inductee Mittler aims for health awareness via blood drive at Ozarks Area Racers annual event

By Lyndal Scranton – WHEATLAND, Missouri (December 11, 2017) – Mike Mittler is renowned for his ability to spot young driving talent, opening the NASCAR door to guys like fellow Missourians Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray. But when Mittler is inducted into the Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame next month in Springfield, the St. Louis native wants to use his time it the spotlight to raise awareness for ...

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USMTS finalizes 2018 schedule, set for first stop in Arizona

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 10)–Officials from the United States Modified Touring Series announced the addition of four events to the 2018 campaign this weekend, filling the three dates previously marked as “to be announced” and adding the series’ first-ever date in the State of Arizona. Two shows were added to fill out the May 4-6 weekend, and features a return to two iconic speedplants leading up to the inaugural event at the ...

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Gateway Motorsports Park receives Outstanding Facility of the Year Award at Race Track Business Conference at PRI trade show in Indianapolis

December 7, 2017, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, received the prestigious and coveted Outstanding Facility of the Year Award Wednesday evening at the annual Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.   The annual award recipient is determined by leaders in the motorsports industry, media and sponsors. The previous RTBC award winners included Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2013), National ...

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Summit Modified Nationals

Summit Modified Nationals Joins DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the Eighth Straight Year

Eighth annual tour for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will see teams have a chance to race in 33 shows By: Matt Prieur CONCORD, NC – Dec. 7, 2017 – For the eighth consecutive year, the cars and stars of the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will join the most grueling and intimidating tour in short track racing. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will mirror the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour in 2018 ...

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals

2018 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

The Hell Tour Unleashed: 28 Races in 32 Days Highlight the 2018 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule 33rd annual Hell Tour for DIRTcar Racing Late Models to feature nine races paying $10,000 to win By: Matt Prieur CONCORD, NC – Dec. 6, 2017 – The most grueling and intimidating schedule in all of motorsports, the DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals Hell Tour will embark on its 33rd straight year of competition in ...

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GR Smith Racing and Brian Shirley Join Forces for WoO Assault in 2018

Cornelius, North Carolina (12/07/17) – North Carolina-based G.R. Smith Racing will make a run at the 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series championship with Illinois hot-shoe, Brian Shirley behind the wheel of the team’s familiar #22 entry. “I’m really excited to be teaming up with Brian (Shirley) for 2018,” G.R. Smith said on Wednesday evening. “We’ve gotten to know each other pretty well over the past year ...

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Missouri native, dirt-track warrior Schrader headed to Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame in January

WHEATLAND, Missouri (December 5, 2017) – Ken Schrader has been driving race cars for nearly 50 years and he has no plans on slowing down soon. The St. Louis native entered 65 dirt-track events in 2017, including two nights of the Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. “I’m sure we’ll hit that spring-time show at Wheatland again next year,” the 62-year-old Schrader said, looking ahead to another ...

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Dirt Late Model News

Chase Junghans Reloads for Ambitious 2018

Wild West Shootout and WoO Speedweeks Headline Kansan’ Plans Manhattan, Kansas (12/11/17) – The 2017 season was a time of regrouping and refocusing for Chase Junghans. With his sights set on the future, the Kansas racer is now focusing on a bigger and more ambitious 2018 season in his Shop Quik Convenience Stores #18 Bozard Ford Lincoln Rocket Chassis XR1/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. “Last year we set ...

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals

2018 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

The Hell Tour Unleashed: 28 Races in 32 Days Highlight the 2018 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule 33rd annual Hell Tour for DIRTcar Racing Late Models to feature nine races paying $10,000 to win By: Matt Prieur CONCORD, NC – Dec. 6, 2017 – The most grueling and intimidating schedule in all of motorsports, the DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals Hell Tour will embark on its 33rd straight year of competition in ...

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GR Smith Racing and Brian Shirley Join Forces for WoO Assault in 2018

Cornelius, North Carolina (12/07/17) – North Carolina-based G.R. Smith Racing will make a run at the 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series championship with Illinois hot-shoe, Brian Shirley behind the wheel of the team’s familiar #22 entry. “I’m really excited to be teaming up with Brian (Shirley) for 2018,” G.R. Smith said on Wednesday evening. “We’ve gotten to know each other pretty well over the past year ...

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Open Wheel Modified News

USMTS finalizes 2018 schedule, set for first stop in Arizona

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 10)–Officials from the United States Modified Touring Series announced the addition of four events to the 2018 campaign this weekend, filling the three dates previously marked as “to be announced” and adding the series’ first-ever date in the State of Arizona. Two shows were added to fill out the May 4-6 weekend, and features a return to two iconic speedplants leading up to the inaugural event at the ...

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Summit Modified Nationals

Summit Modified Nationals Joins DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the Eighth Straight Year

Eighth annual tour for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will see teams have a chance to race in 33 shows By: Matt Prieur CONCORD, NC – Dec. 7, 2017 – For the eighth consecutive year, the cars and stars of the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will join the most grueling and intimidating tour in short track racing. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will mirror the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour in 2018 ...

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Kyle Strickler penalized by DIRTcar UMP for actions at Charlotte!

No. 8 DIRTcar UMP Modified Driver Penalized Post-World Short Track Championship CONCORD, NC — Nov. 9, 2017 — DIRTcar Racing has handed down penalties to the driver of the No. 8 DIRTcar UMP Modified, Kyle Strickler for violating section 2.2 and 11.1-R of the DIRTcar Racing Rulebook. 2.2 Conduct General – All Members agree to act in a professional manner as determined by World Racing Group Officials. The professional manner ...

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Gustin an army of one in 2018

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (November 7)–Ryan Gustin has won just about every title there is to win with the United States Modified Touring Series, and in 2018 he plans to add another new title to the list: team owner. And, of course, he’ll be driving the car too. For the first time since his initial USMTS start more than 11 years ago, ‘The Reaper’ will be the sole judge, jury and executioner ...

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Sprint Car & Midget News

JASON DIETSCH TRAILER SALES JOINS RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE

Edgerton, OH Business to Become Presenting Sponsor FT. WAYNE (IN) Dec. 12 – Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, located in Edgerton, OH, has joined with this year’s 20th annual running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne to be the presenting sponsor. Featuring multiple divisions of racing, including full-sized Midgets, the Rumble will be contested December 29 and 30 on a 1/7 mile concrete oval constructed inside the Allen County Memorial Coliseum/Expo ...

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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 for the non-points special event at the purpose-built, indoor racing ...

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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 55” in 2015, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi. ...

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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 run with TOPP Motorsports in which they teamed up for ...

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