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SUNSHINE DOUBLE-DIPS IN OCALA WITH 2ND STRAIGHT USAC MIDGET VICTORY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Florida (February 9, 2019)………If Friday’s victory at Bubba Raceway Park was one small step toward a successful USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season for Tyler Courtney, then Saturday night’s win was a giant leap toward what could be a banner year in the series for the Indianapolis, Indiana driver. Courtney slid by ...

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS DIRT RACING REPORT

by Jeff Adams WINDOM LOOKS TO CHASE HISTORY IN 2019 Canton open wheel ace Chris Windom will try to become only the 7th driver to ever win the USAC “Triple Crown” this season as he has secured a full-time ride in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series in the 17BC car for Clauson-Marshall Racing in 2019. Windom begins ...

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Racers Awarded For 2018 Seasons This Past Weekend

Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Big Ten Champions Honored This Past Weekend (Decatur, IL) Drivers, teams, officials, and fans converged in Central Illinois this past weekend for the 2018 Champion Awards Banquet at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel in Decatur, IL.  Top finishers from the previous season were awarded trophies and checks for the success that they had at ...

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Americas Rallycross coming to Gateway Motorsports Park July 13-14

ARX will be GMP’s first-ever rallycross event and Supercar doubleheader January 31, 2019, St. Louis Region – Americas Rallycross (ARX) today announced its 2019 schedule which includes an inaugural event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The inaugural ARX rallycross event at GMP is scheduled for July 13-14. ARX is a North American-based rallycross championship fielding action sports stars, ...

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Dennis Erb Sides With the Outlaws!

The 3-time Summer Nationals Champion Aims for His First World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Title CONCORD, NC — Jan. 30, 2019 — Dennis Erb Jr. has raced in Georgia and Florida before, but when he heads south from his native Illinois to Screven Motor Speedway next weekend, he’ll be starting his first season as a full-time driver ...

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DIRTcar Late Models kick off week two of DIRTcar Nationals to set stage for World of Outlaws

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 25, 2019 – When those in the motorsports world think about the start of any racing season, their minds automatically revert to palm trees and warm temperatures of Florida in February. Dirt track fans’ minds wander to the famous Gator Pond at the World’s Fastest Half-mile, Volusia Speedway Park. The first week of DIRTcar Nationals caters ...

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UMP Mods are ready to take on Volusia!

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 25, 2019 – As usual, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will kick off 12 straight nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The busiest division in Florida during the month of February, and perhaps the most competitive of all, will take on the legendary half-mile, high-banked dirt oval for seven straight nights from February ...

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Kyle Bronson brings home East Bay Winternationals UMP Modified win for Illinois car owner Steve Stevenson

For the second consecutive night, a home state racer stood in Victory Lane after the Modified main event at East Bay Raceway Park’s 43rd annual Winternationals. Fast qualifier Kyle Bronson, who also earned the honor on opening night, backed up his achievement with a stellar victory in the 30-lap A main. The road to victory was far from an easy one. ...

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Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals is almost here!

It’s time to do battle in The Sunshine State! BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 23, 2019 – Lanigan. Bloomquist. Richards. Clanton. Moyer. These are just a few of the legendary names in dirt Late Model racing history who have made their mark on the famed Volusia Speedway Park. The warm Florida temperatures, the palm trees, the Big Gator trophies and the roar ...

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Clash at the Coliseum coming to Illinois State Fairgrounds!

There will be a new addition to the proud history of racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois in 2019.  The inaugural Clash at the Coliseum is coming to the covered arena at the Fairgrounds on March 22-23. The two-day event will feature both Outlaw and Flat Karts, with Intermediate and Open divisions for the Outlaw Karts.  Flat ...

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Eight Inductees Announced as “Class of 2019” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Knoxville, IA, January 16, 2019 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2019.  Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 2, during the thirtieth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: Drivers Richard Griffin – “The Gas Man” from Silver ...

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Kyle Larson Motors To Warren CAT Qualifying Night Win at Chili Bowl

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2019) Winning in preliminary night competition for the fifth time at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, California’s Kyle Larson grabbed the lead on Lap 6 of Tuesday’s Warren CAT Qualifying Night A-Feature then went unchallenged to punch his ticket into his eighth 55 Lap championship event. Chasing Zach ...

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POWRi Speedway Motors Micros Release 2019 Schedule Featuring 27 Events

Belleville, IL – The 2019 schedule has been set for the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, featuring 27 events. The POWRi micros will tackle three new venues throughout 2019, the first coming at the opening night of the Sixth Annual Turnpike Challenge. Featured alongside the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, the POWRi micros will head ...

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Wild West Shootout Sunday Round Two Postponed – Sets Up Saturday Double

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 6, 2019) – Excessive overnight rains that saturated the grounds of FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway has forced the postponement of Sunday’s scheduled second leg of the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.   Even with rescheduling on a slated “off day” not a viable option due ...

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Track Enterprises Racing Promotion Company Announces 2019 Grassroots Schedule

Track Enterprises Grassroots Racing Schedule Expands In 2019 Over 35 Special Events To Be Held At 21 Venues In 13 States (Macon, IL) Since 1985, Track Enterprises has been one of the top promotion companies in the sport of auto racing.  Starting out with just his hometown track, Macon Speedway, promoter Bob Sargent and the company have expanded throughout the ...

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T-MEZ Takes Knepper 55

by Don Martin Thomas Meseraull won the Junior Knepper 55 Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center located in DuQuoin, Illinois.  This USAC sanctioned non-point event continues to grow and be one of the biggest midget races of the year.    The San Jose, California driver Meseraull took advantage when leader and defending event winner Christopher Bell dropped out with mechanical ...

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