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Junior Knepper 55 This Saturday !!!

by Don Martin Du Quoin, Illinois will be the place to be Saturday afternoon. The Southern Illinois Center will host a USAC non-points midget event on the exciting 1/6 dirt oval December 15th. This race typically draws drivers from all over the country and this year is no exception. Over 70 cars have entered the event including defending Champion Christopher ...

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REIGNING WINNER CHRISTOPHER BELL ENTERS AS KNEPPER 55 FIELD NEARS 70

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (December 10, 2018)………Recent “Turkey Night Grand Prix” winner Christopher Bell has filed his entry to compete in the “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list has exploded to 69 drivers and teams for the fourth ...

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$50 GRAND BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 SHAMROCK CLASSIC

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………A hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs on March 9, 2019 when the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets compete in the fourth annual “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Factory Canopies “Pot of Gold” Challenge will provide the top-four drivers in passing points throughout ...

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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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Fairbury Speedway steps up with big weekly purse for DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds!

With a new era at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in 2019 comes an exciting new weekly racing program sure to energize fans and racers alike. Matt Curl, who will be returning to his hometown track as owner and promoter after spending the 2018 season as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series director, announced that the venerable quarter-mile oval’s ...

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals 2019 Tour Features 28 Races in 32 Days With Nearly $800,000 At Stake

DIRTcar Summer Nationals

CONCORD, NC — December 4, 2018 — The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is the most challenging month in dirt track racing, and 2019 will be no different. The schedule features 28 race nights over 32 days covering about 3,800 miles from Peoria Speedway in Illinois on Wednesday, June 12, through Saturday, July 13, at Oakshade Speedway in Ohio. It ...

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GRANT ENTERS KNEPPER 55 AS ENTRY LIST NEARS 50

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………The entry list for the “Junior Knepper 55” has ballooned to near 50 entries as USAC Triple Threat Justin Grant has signed on to drive in the fourth annual event on December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. The Ione, Calif. driver will pilot the RAMS Racing No. 4A ...

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Belle-Clair Speedway & Quincy Raceway on 2019 Lucas Oil MLRA Schedule

MLRA

Media Contact: Billy Rock Wheatland, Missouri (December 1, 2018) – Following the conclusion of one of the most exciting racing seasons in recently history, the Lucas Oil MLRA series is once again full speed ahead for 2019. Series Director Ernie Leftwich and his staff have been hard at work in recent weeks putting the finishing touches on a diverse and ...

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BRISCOE AND T-MEZ SIGN ON FOR KNEPPER 55 IN Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Chase Briscoe and Thomas Meseraull are among the latest drivers to enter the fourth annual “Junior Knepper 55,” as the entry list surges above 40 for the December 15 USAC Midget Special Event from the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Briscoe finished second in the 2017 “Knepper 55,” behind winner Christopher ...

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DARLAND AND DALY HIGHLIGHT FIRST KNEPPER 55 ENTRY LIST

Du Quoin, Illinois………The initial entry list for the fourth annual “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event has been released and, thus far, 33 cars have entered the Saturday, December 15 race from the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Among the entries are a pair of decorated USAC National Midget champions in Dave Darland and Kevin Olson. Darland, of ...

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TIM WOLFE HEADS SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT AMS SERIES FOR 2019 SEASON

Glasgow, KY- November 14, 2018 (www.americanmodifiedseries.com) – The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series is excited to welcome one of dirt modified racing’s most prominent proponents, Tim Wolfe as Series Director for the 2019 season. Wolfe currently resides in central Indiana and is recently retired. He has been involved in the racing world for many years and always has been ...

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Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville to Host ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on May 4, 2019 

(Nashville, TN) Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee, will host the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for the Music City 200 on May 4, 2019. The date is roughly a month later than previous seasons at Nashville. As has been the case in past years, the ARCA Racing Series race will run in conjunction with the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ...

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FREE CAR ENTRY OPEN TO KNEPPER 55 COMPETITORS! TICKETS ON SALE TOO!

Du Quoin, Illinois (November 2, 2018)………The Knepper family is once again sponsoring FREE entry for competitors to enter their midgets for the Saturday, December 15th “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois. After visiting https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2018-knepper-car-entry, use the coupon code “KNEPPER” to enter your car for the race for no charge. The offer ...

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Dennis Erb, Jr. Looks to Repeat Recent Charlotte Success this Weekend in World Finals!

(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS)  Dennis Erb Racing made their way south to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on October 26-27 for the 24th Annual Coors Light ‘Fall Classic.’  The unsanctioned Super Late Model special drew a talented 43 car field to the Magnolia State facility to vie for the $15,000 winner’s check. On Friday night during the qualifying session, Dennis Erb, ...

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Dennis Erb Racing Concludes Lucas Oil Season; Heads South to Whynot for Fall Classic

(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season came to a close from October 19-21 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The 38th edition of the RhinoAg ‘Dirt Track World Championship’ took place at the facility on the banks of the Ohio River and a whopping $100,000 winner’s check was up for grabs. Dennis Erb, Jr. ...

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Tyler Thomas takes Jason Leffler Memorial win at Wayne County Speedway!

TYLER THOMAS TALLIES FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN AT LEFFLER MEMORIAL By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Wayne City, Illinois………For much of the past decade, Tyler Thomas has been patiently waiting for his turn at USAC glory. There were the heartaches and the struggles, but the fire never waned inside the Collinsville, Oklahoma driver. Sunday night, his turn finally arrived as ...

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BELL EARNS 50th MIDGET FEATURE WIN AT POWRi SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SHOOTOUT

MARION, Ill. (October 20, 2018) – Christopher Bell took the lead on lap 13 and led the final 28 circuits to earn his 50th career national midget feature victory at the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League’s Southern Illinois Shootout at the Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion. All 50 of Bell’s victories have come with Toyota.   The 2017 NASCAR ...

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Dennis Erb, Jr. Finishes Off Lucas Oil Season this Weekend in Rhino Ag DTWC

(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) The Dennis Erb Racing team returned to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on October 12-13 for the rain-postponed ‘World 100.’ Following yet another rain-out on Friday night, the day/night doubleheader at the “Big E” on Saturday kicked off with $10,000 to win Twin 25s during the afternoon. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the fiftieth ...

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