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LEFFLER MEMORIAL RETURNS SUNDAY TO WAYNE CITY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Wayne City, Illinois………The USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets will race in the memory of four-time USAC National champion Jason Leffler this Sunday, October 21, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois, for the fifth running of the “Jason Leffler Memorial.” The event positions itself as the final Midwest series’ race this season before ...

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4TH ANNUAL JUNIOR KNEPPER 55 SET FOR DEC. 15 IN Du QUOIN

Du Quoin, Illinois (October 8, 2018)………The fourth running of the “Junior Knepper 55” returns to the USAC Midget calendar on Saturday, December 15 indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Though the special event carries no points toward the season championship, it has quickly become one of the most coveted races to win. Boasting large car counts and ...

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STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Super Late Model Rankings

by Don Martin 9.25.2018 Below are the STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Late Model Rankings. Brandon Sheppard is still on top of the rankings and picked up another win last weekend on the World of Outlaw Circuit. Brandon won the event at Outlaw Motor Speedway located in New York in the Mark Richards Rocket House Car. Bobby Pierce moved into the ...

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Meet drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney at this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

  Three-time Top Fuel Dragster world champion was first woman to win a national event     September 19, 2018, St. Louis Region – Race fans will have the opportunity to meet a genuine legend at this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.   Women competing in professional drag today are commonplace. But in ...

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Dennis Erb, Jr. Gains Fifteen Spots at Knoxville Raceway; Jackson 100 Next

(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule heated back up on September 13-15 with the 15th Annual ‘Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals’ at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The dirt-slinging action started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked Hawkeye State venue. On Thursday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. ...

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STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Super Late Model Rankings

by Don Martin 9.20.2018 Below are the rankings after the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway last weekend. Jimmy Owens took home $40,000 Saturday night on the famed ½ mile. The Newport, Tennessee driver has Durham Racing Engines under the hood of his Integra Shocks, Rocket Chassis #20. This was Owens first late model Championship at ...

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16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion John Force aiming for his 150th career win at this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

  September 17, 2018, St. Louis Region – For the 34th season in a row John Force will finish the campaign in the Top Ten. That is not the 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion’s ultimate goal. In what seems to be a bottomless pit of passion and drive, Force will be focused on his 17th Mello Yello NHRA world championship and ...

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Brandon Sheppard Charges from 19th to Win on Night #2 of Knoxville Late Model Nationals!

Sheppard Also Earns $2,000 Hoker Trucking, LLC Pole for Saturday’s Finale by Bill Wright                                                                                                  KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 14, 2018) – Brandon Sheppard drove an incredible race to claim his first ever feature victory at the Knoxville Raceway on Iowa Lions Club Night #2 of the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  The New ...

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STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Super Late Model Rankings

by Don Martin 9.4.2018 Below are the rankings heading into the biggest Late Model Race of the year. The granddaddy of them all is this week at Eldora Speedway. The 48th Annual World 100 takes to the high banks this week. The winner will not only take home the most prestigious trophy home known as the globe but a winner’s ...

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WINDOM’S PLAN COMES TOGETHER IN Du QUOIN TED HORN 100 VICTORY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Every driver, every team has a plan when they enter the ring for 100 miles of USAC Silver Crown racing at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Sometimes those plans go awry and sometime those plans come to fruition. Then again, other times, the way things play out don’t fit into either of ...

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Fast Track Leads to Winner’s Circle at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) For the second straight week, the pits were flooded with better than 100 cars among seven racing divisions. There were some new names and cars as well as the familiar ones who show up every week. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri were all states that were represented by drivers this Saturday night at Macon Speedway. Nick Neville has ...

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Mike Harrison Dominates Summit Racing Equipment AMS at Farmer City

FARMER CITY, IL – AUGUST 31, 2018 The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series would visit the Farmer City Raceway on Friday night for the second leg of the Labor Day swing in Illinois. Mike Harrison from Highland, IL would continue his dominance in his Impressive Chassis #24H entry and collect the $3,000 pay day. Series point leader Trent Young ...

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Labor Day Dirt Duel at DuQuoin on Tap for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

Toledo, Ohio (August 29, 2018) – As it has every year since 1983, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make its annual appearance at the DuQuoin State Fair in DuQuoin, Illinois. And as is tradition, the General Tire Grabber 100 will close the Southern Illinois State Fair on Labor Day, September 3, the only major stock car event ...

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STLRacing.com Top 25 Dirt Super Late Model Rankings

by Don Martin 8.28.2018 Below are the rankings after last weekend after the dramatic Dirt Million. What can you say about Cody Sommer and his staff they pulled off another one. If Dirt in December was not enough, now Cody has put together the biggest purse of the season and pulled it off in dramatic fashion last weekend at the ...

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Summit Racing Equipment AMS Land of Lincoln Labor Day Weekend August 30th – September 2nd

GLASGOW, KY – AUGUST 26, 2018 The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will return to action with a huge Labor Day weekend in the State of Illinois. The tour will visit the Tri City Speedway on Thursday August 30th, Farmer City Raceway on Friday August 31st, Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday September 1st, and Fayette County Speedway on ...

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USAC SPRINTS GO TO THE RIVER FOR SHOWDOWN AT GRANITE CITY AND PEVELY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Two-hundred and fourteen years following Lewis and Clark’s departure from the eastern edge of the Mississippi River where they began their expedition of the newly-acquired land to the west, a new crop of adventurers is eager to make their mark on their march to the Arch. Names such as Thomas, Windom, Courtney, Leary, Stockon, ...

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TED HORN 100 Du QUOIN SILVER CROWN ENTRY LIST RELEASED

Du Quoin, Illinois………The entry list for Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series’ “Ted Horn 100” at the one-mile Du Quoin State Fairgrounds dirt oval has been released with 41 cars filling up the sheet! Pits and registration open at 1pm on raceday, Sunday, September 2. The ticket office and grandstands open at 4pm.  Silver Crown practice runs from 5pm ...

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