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STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Super Late Model Rankings

by Don Martin                    8.20.2018 Below are the rankings after last weekend.  Unfortunately the Topless 100 was cancelled this past weekend with rain in the forecast of an already soaked Batesville Motor Speedway.   Most of the Lucas guys took the week off to prepare for this week’s historical event “Dirt Million” in Mansfield, Ohio.   The World of Outlaws did ...

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Ethan Schnapp wins Illinois State Fair Sportsman feature!

UMP Sportsmans A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:00:00 Pos Start Driver Hometown Car 1 3 Ethan Schnapp Springfield, IL 7S 2 4 Wes O’Dell Springfield, IL 87 3 6 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington, IL 25 4 2 Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL J24 5 5 Brandon Pralle Ashkum, IL 56 6 8 Steve Adams Humboldt, IL 500 7 9 Rick ...

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WINDOM WINS “BETTENHAUSEN 100”

Springfield, IL……..Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. won Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” USAC Sillver Crown Championship race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, making the winning move on the backstretch, passing Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap 92. He led the rest of the way and posted a 10-length advantage for the victory. Thomas finished second after leading 42 laps, whi;e defending race winner ...

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St. Louis Speed Festival races to Anheuser-Busch Biergarten

Friday for INDYCAR-themed happy hour, Victory Lap Amber Lager     August 15, 2018, St. Louis Region – The 2018 St. Louis Speed Festival is a daily series of events leading up to the August 24-25 INDYCAR Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The grand finale is the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline ...

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Billy Moyer Now Sitting on 833 Career Wins Following Pevely Victory; Mansfield Ahead!

(BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS)  Billy Moyer, of Batesville, Arkansas, dropped into Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening, August 11 and laid claim to his seventh feature win of the 2018 campaign!  In a weekly UMP Super Late Model event, Billy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started third on the grid in the 25-lap headliner. ...

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Dennis Erb, Jr. Set to Invade Wilmot & LaSalle After Topless 100 Postponement

(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS)  Dennis Erb, Jr. returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from August 8-11 in a lucrative four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky.  In Wednesday’s $12,000 to win ‘Ralph Latham Memorial,’ Dennis qualified well and ran second in his heat race prior to winding up thirteenth in the rain-shortened 50-lap main event, ...

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NASCAR’s Ken Schrader Set For Busy Weekend In Central Illinois

Schrader Wearing Driver And Owner Hats (Springfield, IL) Fenton, Missouri’s Ken Schrader, a retired NASCAR Cup star, will be a busy man this weekend, playing the part of a few different roles during the Illinois State Fair race weekend.  Schrader will not only be racing a couple of different cars this weekend, he will also play the role of car ...

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STUFF TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Gateway Motorsports Park’s 2018 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR Weekend

Gateway Motorsports Park’s 2018 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR Weekend: STUFF TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO     August 15, 2018, St. Louis Region – Here are some things race fans headed to Gateway Motorsports Park for the August 24-25 INDYCAR Weekend should know to make their experience more enjoyable.   The 2018 edition of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR ...

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Nichols Becoming a Springfield Mile Legend

August 15, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff   When Jeremy Nichols made his first start in the annual Sportsman Nationals at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 2012, he may have hoped for success but never imagined that he would join or pass the legendary names in the auto racing record books of the historic venue.  Not only ...

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Lincoln Speedway Set To Begin Busy State Fair Race Weekend

410 Non Wing Sprints To Headline Friday Night Racing (Lincoln, IL) This weekend is, as always, a racefan’s dream in Central Illinois.  With four huge events in three days, fans from all over the country make this a vacation destination.  It all begins on Friday night, August 17, at Lincoln Speedway, followed by two afternoons of racing at the Illinois ...

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS AT SPRINGFIELD TRANSLATE TO USAC CHAMPS

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Springfield, Illinois………When Justin Grant took the checkered flag in the 2017 running of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, it was a culmination of a dream afternoon for the Ione, Calif. native. Not only did he capture a victory in one of the most prestigious events on the schedule, he joined a ...

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Kelly Kovski To Make ARCA Comeback This Weekend

Kovski to Make ARCA Comeback at Springfield   August 13, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff   “He’s back”!  That simple phrase would be selling short the story of Springfield, Illinois race driver Kelly Kovski.  Kovski’s racing career, put on hold last February due to injuries from an accident, has re-started and according to the Automobile Racing Club ...

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FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 AT SPRINGFIELD

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2018)………A field of 40-plus USAC Silver Crown Champ Car drivers are expected to compete in this Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. From top-to-bottom, the list includes seven Silver Crown championships, 13 “Bettenhausen 100” victories and 97 total Silver Crown wins, with 15 states represented. One ...

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DARLAND RIDES AGAIN AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR KAZMARK

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Springfield, Illinois (Aug. 13, 2018)………Dave Darland, a three-time winner on the Springfield Mile, has teamed up with car owner Gene Kazmark to compete in this Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.   Darland leads all drivers in series history with 198 career starts entering ...

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Destructive Night at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Eve of Destruction was just that Saturday night at Macon Speedway, destruction. Roll overs, race’em & wreck’em and a special flagpole race delighted a crowd which saw just about everything they could imagine. Along for the night’s action was six racing classes and some repeat winners graced victory lane. Guy Taylor nearly lost his Decatur Building Trades ...

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Hudson O’Neal Earns Sunoco North/South 100 Pole

UNION, KY (August 10, 2018) – Friday night’s portion of the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil kicked off with 56 of the nation’s top dirt late model drivers battling in twelve thrilling heat races of passing points.   Twelve different drivers emerged victorious from the twelve heat races that determine Saturday night’s starting grid. The pulse-pounding ...

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