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MOTHER NATURE TAKES RIVER TOWN SHOWDOWN USAC MIDGET EVENT AT TRI-CITY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Granite City, Illinois (May 18, 2019)………Rain fell just as cars were pushed off for the start of the semi-feature, forcing cancellation of Saturday’s Brandt “River Town Showdown” program for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship at Tri-City Speedway.  A subsequent makeup date for the event will be announced soon. Tyler Courtney swept ...

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NOS® ENERGY DRINK NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS BEGINNING IN 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana (December 6, 2018)………NOS Energy Drink has partnered with the United States Auto Club to become the title sponsor of the USAC Midget National Championship, beginning with the 2019 racing season. NOS Energy Drink and USAC have agreed multi-year deal that will position the high-performance energy drink as The Official Energy Drink of one of the most highly-competitive and ...

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THOMAS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE IN GAS CITY’S JAMES DEAN CLASSIC

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Gas City, Indiana………James Dean was a rebel, one not exactly keen on following the rules.  At least that’s how the 1950s movie star’s iconic roles were portrayed on the silver screen.   Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway’s “James Dean Classic,” Kevin Thomas, Jr. showed his rebellious side, not being content to ...

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GRANT FINALLY REACHES “THE TOPP” AT SMACKDOWN VII

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Kokomo, Indiana………Fifty-nine races.  482 days.  That’s how long it had been since Justin Grant last reached USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane coming into Thursday night’s “Sprint Car Smackdown VII” finale at Kokomo Speedway. Likewise, it had been 43 races and 398 days since TOPP Motorsports last found victory lane themselves, incidentally enough ...

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Jason McDougal claims River Town Showdown win at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!

McDOUGAL WINS FIRST WITH LATE RACE PASS OF ROOMIE AT I-55 By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Pevely, Missouri………Back at the end of May, Jason McDougal moved from his Broken Arrow, Oklahoma home to the state of Indiana to further his racing career. Sight unseen, at the invitation of fellow racer Kevin Thomas, Jr., McDougal became roommates with Thomas and ...

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BC39 CAR COUNT HITS 86 AS PAST CHAMP THORSON FILES ENTRY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Speedway, Indiana………Eighty-six is the count thus far on the latest entry list update for the Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event on September 5-6 at the Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Among the newest entries is 2016 USAC National Midget champion Tanner Thorson ...

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COURTNEY CHALKS UP ISW ROUND 2 AT THE BURG

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Lawrenceburg, Indiana………Tyler Courtney withstood racelong challenges to his throne throughout Sunday’s second round NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway as the Indianapolis, Indiana native went on to score his series-leading sixth win of the year and his second career in ISW. On paper, Courtney’s two career ISW victories appear ...

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TIME TO GET DIRTY! SILVER CROWN BACK ON THE DIRT SUNDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

Terre Haute Action Track

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana………When a new season beckons, a number of new driver/team combos come to the forefront to make a splash on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series scene, which begins this Sunday, April 29, at the Terre Haute Action Track with the “Sumar Classic.” Just one year ago, it was the new ...

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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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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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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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SILVER CROWN ROOKIES EAGER TO IMPRESS IN SUNDAY’S SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE

Terre Haute Action Track

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media As a new season embarks, a new crop of rookies has emerged to take on the task of racing in the USAC Silver Crown Championship in 2017. In this Sunday’s season-opening “Sumar Classic” at Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track, twelve rookies have entered to compete on the legendary half-mile dirt oval. To be designated ...

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DARLAND, GRANT AND COURTNEY FILE ENTRIES FOR SUNDAY’S SUMAR CLASSIC AT TERRE HAUTE

Terre Haute Action Track

A trio of USAC’s most popular stars are the latest to file their entries for this Sunday’s “Sumar Classic” USAC Silver Crown season opener at western Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track. The addition of Dave Darland, Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney to the April 2nd race brings the field to 35 entries in what is expected to be the largest ...

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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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