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USAC Racing in Du Quoin Saturday

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By Richie Murray UPCOMING USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT: DATE: Saturday, September 3, 2016 SERIES: USAC Silver Crown Championship TRACK: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (Du Quoin, Illinois) – 1-mile dirt oval EVENT: “Ted Horn 100” presented by Casey’s General Stores STARTING TIMES: 1pm: Registration and pit gates open, 4pm: Grandstands open, 5pm: Silver Crown Practice, 6:30pm: Silver Crown Qualifying, 8pm: ...

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DuQuoin IL State Fair Up Next For USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars

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SPECIAL FROM USAC RACING… TED HORN 100 AT DuQUOIN SEPTEMBER 3; SPRINGFIELD’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 RAINED OUT The battle for USAC’s Silver Crown Championship was delayed by Saturday’s continuing rain in the Midwest, which forced postponement of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are considering a possible rain date which ...

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USAC Racing Press Release About Saturday State Fair Racing Event

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Special From USAC Racing… BETTENHAUSEN 100 SATURDAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR; SWANSON TAKES “JAMES/O’CONNOR MEMORIAL” AT SALEM It’s been a quarter of a century since anybody has won three consecutive “Bettenhausen 100s” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. On Saturday, Aug. 20, two-time defending USAC Silver Crown Series Champion and point leader Kody Swanson will try to do ...

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Gravel Battles Rain, Restarts for Prelude to the Ironman Win

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55! Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 5, 2016 – Neither rain nor restarts could dampen David Gravel’s Friday night as he dominated the Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and scored ...

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At a Glance: I Am Ironman

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The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series takes on the Ironman 55 weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 CONCORD, N.C. – Aug. 3, 2016 – One of the toughest World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series events of the season is here as the series prepares to take on ...

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NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Named Grand Marshall For Tuesday Race At Macon IL Speedway

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Tony Stewart Just Named Grand Marshall For Macon Speedway Lucas Oil Event Tuesday Racing Will Also Feature Wallace And Schrader In Modifieds                 The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event this coming Tuesday, July 26 at Macon IL Speedway keeps getting bigger and bigger.  In addition to a stout field of drivers racing for the $12,000 top prize in ...

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Final Appeals Upheld in Dirt Late Model Dream Suspensions

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CONCORD, N.C. – July 23, 2016 -World Racing Group Commission Chairman Potestas, motorsports executive John Darby, upheld penalties issued by DIRTcar following Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. The #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist were penalized after tire samples ...

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Eldora Speedway Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal

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Schatz scores his third Kings Royal title and 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year ROSSBURG, Ohio – July 16, 2016 – It has been nearly a decade since he last stood in victory lane at the Kings Royal, but Donny Schatz looked like a natural as he was crowned King Donny XXXIII – his ...

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Illinois Race Fans Should Be Thankful

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by Don Martin – STLRacing.com Exclusive Dirt Track racing fans of Illinois should appreciate what we have in the Land of Lincoln. We have some of the best drivers, tracks, and promoters in the country yet some of the best reside right here in the state of Illinois. Sometimes I don’t think we know how lucky we have it, and ...

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Tire Doping Perspective by Don Martin STLRacing.com

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After the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway concluded earlier this month 5 drivers were suspended for tires not reaching the benchmark in a chemical analysis. The tire samples were taken during post-race inspection and sent to an independent test lab. The drivers suspended are Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Gregg Satterlee. Each driver ...

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Donny Schatz Holds Tough at Rockford Speedway

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Holds off David Gravel on the final lap to win 11th of the season ROCKFORD, Ill. – June 29, 2016 – As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature field rounded the final lap of the inaugural Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway on Wednesday night, Donny Schatz looked poised to win. But David Gravel was charging and ...

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Appeals Panel Upholds Dirt Late Model Dream Penalties

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CONCORD, N.C. – June 29, 2016 – The World Racing Group Commission has upheld the penalties issued to the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist following failed post-race inspection at Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. All five of the ...

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Four Appeal Dirt Late Model Dream Suspensions

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CONCORD, N.C. – June 21, 2016 – Brandon Sheppard, Greg Satterlee, Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens have appealed their disqualifications and suspensions following a failed post-race inspection at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway. An appeal is expected from Ricky Thornton Jr. but has not yet been received. In accordance with rule 12.1-K, competitors who file an appeal ...

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Five Disqualified Following the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway for Illegal Tire Samples!

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CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing officials have disqualified five competitors following failed post-race inspections at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway. Tire samples collected from the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist and tested ...

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Bobby Pierce Looks for a Repeat of Summer Nationals Success

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From a storied racing family, Pierce is looking to make history of his own By Brendan Capria CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – It is a story 19-year-old Bobby Pierce Jr. can laugh about now, and that is just what he did when he told it. But to his credit, this particular step was big for a four-year-old. Pierce ...

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Shane Stewart Hangs Tough at Granite City

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  Brad Sweet claims one-point lead after Donny Schatz has DNF SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – June 15, 2016 – Shane Stewart proved to be like a rock Wednesday night at Granite City Speedway as he battled past Kerry Madsen and held off Brad Sweet to win his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature of the season. Kerry ...

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Dennis Erb, Jr. Etches Name into Eldora Record Books by Winning $100,000 Dream XXII!

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(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) Dennis Erb, Jr. finally got his elusive crown jewel victory on Saturday night, June 11 and it came on one of the sport’s grandest stages in the 22nd edition of the ‘Dirt Late Model Dream’ at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio!   Dennis won his heat race on Saturday to earn the outside of the front ...

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Dennis Erb Jr. Captures The Dream at Eldora

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ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 11, 2016 – Dennis Erb Jr.’s voice grew shaky Saturday night in front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway. The crowd gave the Carpentersville, Ill. native a standing ovation after surviving a two-lap shootout to win his first crown-jeweled late model event, the Dirt Late Model Dream By Ferris Mowers. “How about that Illinois?” yelled ...

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