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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Legends Week Kicks Off at Jacksonville

Several of last week’s events rescheduled by Mother Nature CONCORD, NC — June 18, 2018 — Tuesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway will jumpstart the grueling schedules after Mother Nature put a damper on the opening week of action, leaving but a single winner on each tour: two-time defending Champion Brian ...

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Sycamore UMP Summer Nationals gets rained out before features!

DIRTcar Summer Nationals

MAPLE PARK, IL — June 14, 2019 — Evening showers in Maple Park, Illinois forced DIRTcar and track officials to postpone completion of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event on Friday night. All Features will be run after the Modified Last Chance Showdown on the rescheduled date of Monday, July 8th! Ticketholders should keep tickets ...

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Illinois Midget Speedweek Coming To Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway This Weekend

(Macon, IL) – The star power of POWRi Illinois Speedweek is evident each and every year with headliners swarming from around the world to the “Illini State” for a thrilling five-night stretch. This week’s sixth annual running is no different, featuring the trio of Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, and Michael Pickens all chasing a second Speedweek championship, among countless other ...

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SEAVEY SOARS TO SPEED WEEK SUCCESS AT FAYETTE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

BROWNSTOWN, ILL. (June 13, 2019) – As the sixth annual Illinois SPEED Week kicked off on Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway, the story for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League looked quite familiar; that being the dominance of Logan Seavey this season. Leading all 30 laps, the Sutter, California native drove a flawless race and took the Keith ...

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FLEET OF YOUNG STARS PURSUE FIRST TASTE OF ILLINOIS SPEED WEEK

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (June 12, 2019) – We’ve seen it time and time again, the talented and budding teenage racer chalked full of potential and making waves on the national scene with a powerhouse organization. This week, a new batch of youngsters with dreams and aspirations of leading the next generation of midget racing will square up against the veterans and experienced ...

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FAYETTE COUNTY TO SERVE AS SPEED WEEK OPENER ON THURSDAY

BROWNSTOWN, ILL. (June 12, 2019) – Following the unfortunate rain out of the originally scheduled Illinois SPEED Week opener on Wednesday at Belle-Clair Speedway, the first of now four race switches to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. on Thursday, June 13th.   The youngest track on the Illinois SPEED Week schedule, Fayette County has only hosted a pair of SPEED ...

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2019 Summer Nationals tour is ready to get the green!

DIRTcar Summer Nationals

34th Annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Kicks Off Wednesday in Peoria Most grueling tour in motorsports features 26 races over 32 nights   CONCORD, NC — June 12, 2019 — The DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is set to kick off the 34th consecutive year of competition in 2019. Starting on Wednesday, June 12, at Peoria Speedway (IL) and ending ...

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TRIO OF FORMER CHAMPIONS AIMING FOR SECOND SPEEDWEEK TITLE

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (June 10, 2019) – The star power of POWRi Illinois Speedweek is evident each and every year with headliners swarming from around the world to the “Illini State” for a thrilling five-night stretch. This week’s sixth annual running is no different, featuring the trio of Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, and Michael Pickens all chasing a second Speedweek championship, among ...

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STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Super Late Model Rankings

 by Don Martin                    6.10.2019 Below are the STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Late Model Rankings after the completion of the 25th Annual Dream at Eldora Speedway last weekend.   What can you say about Brandon Sheppard and Mark Richards Racing.    BShepp was incredible tackling the cushion over the last 25 laps of the race just inches from the wall.   He had ...

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Vanapeldoorn Surprises, Takes Hornet Challenge

Macon Speedway

By BZ (Macon, IL) Erik Vanapeldoorn has shown up for big races at Macon Speedway before. He’s no stranger. In fact, he set the qualifying record last season. He’s won races in his orange 4-cylinder Hornet, just not the Hornet Challenge. After taking the Friday night opener at Lincoln Speedway and the $1,000 payday, Vanapeldoorn was placed in the middle ...

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Vanapeldoorn Wins Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge

(Lincoln, IL) The DIRTcar Hornets were the headlining division this past Friday night, June 7, as the 4th annual Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge was on the card.  20+ of the best Hornet drivers in the country were on hand in addition to strong fields of Modifieds, Pro Lates, Pro Modifieds, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets.   Clinton, IL ...

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THORSON TRIUMPHS IN FRENZIED IMW ROUND AT PUTNAMVILLE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Putnamville, Indiana (June 6, 2019)………There are comeback stories.  And then there’s the Tanner Thorson comeback story from Thursday night’s third round of “Indiana Midget Week” from Lincoln Park Speedway. With the wounds and scars still readily evident on his body after sustaining a broken left arm and right foot, a cracked sternum, broken ribs ...

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Five Nights of POWRi SPEED Week

The most electric week of the year for POWRi Racing is only one week away. Scheduled for five nights of racing at five different tracks, the sixth annual Illinois Speedweek runs from Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 16 with appearances at Belle-Clair Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.   Hosting the POWRi Lucas Oil ...

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It’s Time for the Dream!

WAKE UP CALL: OUTLAWS TAKE ON #DLMDREAM25 AT ELDORA Nine full-time Outlaws going for a shot at $125,000 ROSSBURG, OH – June 6, 2019 – A bigger-than-ever check. The massive car count. The packed grandstands. It’s time for the Dream. The 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway is finally here, and the Outlaws are ready ...

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Kyle Larson out duels Kasey Kahne Racing teammates to claim first ever World of Outlaws back-to-back victories

CRAZY TRAIN: Larson wins epic Illinois showdown Kyle Larson out duels Kasey Kahne Racing teammates to claim first ever World of Outlaws back-to-back victories Your heart tried to explode. If you stopped to think you’d realize you weren’t breathing. But there was no time for that. Every lap, every corner, the potential for a new leader. A new reason to ...

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Dennis Erb, Jr. Nabs Top Tens in Southeast; Guns for Another DLM Dream Title

(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour to Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia and Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina on May 31-June 1 for a pair of pivotal point races – each of which carried a $10,000 winner’s check. On Friday night at Cochran, Dennis ...

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Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing look to improve on World of Outlaws season during summer stretch

At a Glance: Schatz in winning state-of-mind Donny Schatz, TSR working to turn consistent good runs into wins during summer stretch   With a third of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ 2019 season complete, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz has already set himself up for another championship run. Three wins. Nine podiums. Fifteen top-five and ...

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