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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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New World of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver Lineup Sets Sights on DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, NC – January 11, 2019 – The combination of sunshine, high-speed, wheel-to-wheel racing and the mere fact fans likely haven’t seen Sprint Cars since the World Finals last fall at Charlotte, make the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park one of the most anticipated annual Sprint Car events. After a number of off-season driver changes, the excitement for Florida ...

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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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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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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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Donny Schatz Nets $51,000 with Tuscarora 50 Triumph at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA – October 28, 2018 – Donny Schatz continued his remarkable 2018 campaign with a $51,000 payday at Port Royal Speedway, passing Brad Sweet on Lap 32 to win the Tuscarora 50. Freddie Rahmer surged from 16th to finish second with Daryn Pittman charging from 23rd to third on the excellent daytime racing surface. The ‘Kings Royal’ type ...

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Erb finally tastes Outlaws victory in Atomic Rd. 1 while Sheppard and his crew pull the car together for an amazing comeback

CHILLICOTHE, OH – September 28, 2018 – A driver’s first win is always special, but when it’s been almost three years in the making, some drivers can easily get frustrated. Tyler Erb never lost his composure once on Friday night at Atomic Speedway, as he picked up $8,000 and his very first World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series win in ...

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Sprint Car World Mourns Loss of Greg Hodnett

CONCORD, NC — Sept. 20, 2018 — It is with heavy hearts that we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of sprint car driver Greg Hodnett and the Heffner Racing team. Hodnett, 48, of Spring Grove, PA, passed away following a crash during a sprint car race Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. One of the most ...

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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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Scott Bloomquist Finishes Fourth in Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals; Announces Entry into USRA Fall Nationals at Southern New Mexico Speedway

Announces Entry into USRA Fall Nationals at Southern New Mexico Speedway Mooresburg, Tennessee (09/19/18) – Scott Bloomquist battled through adversity to race to a fourth-place finish on Saturday night in his Reece Monuments #0 Petroff Towing/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model during the finale for the 15th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. “We were ...

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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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Tyler Erb Notches First Ever Lucas Oil Win on Late Model Nationals Night One!

Earl Pearson Jr. and Scott Bloomquist Notch Most Points by Bill Wright                                                                                                  KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 13, 2018) – New Waverly, Texas driver Tyler Erb notched his biggest win to date, as he notched his first career win at both the historic Knoxville Raceway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Thursday’s Ideal Ready Mix Night #1 of the ...

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Knoxville Late Model Nationals On Deck

BATAVIA, OHIO (September 10, 2018) – The 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by Casey’s General Store at Knoxville Raceway is set to take to the track this weekend.   As one of the most prestigious events of the season, on one of motorsport’s biggest stages, the event will bring together the nation’s top dirt late ...

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Sprint Car Industry Announces Rule Changes for 2019 Season

CONCORD, NC – August 22, 2018 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the newly-formed Sprint Car Council today announced rule changes for the 2019 racing season. The changes, structural in nature, are part of the ongoing effort to apply technological advances in the design and manufacture of equipment to enhance competition and safety. “We review our ...

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Brad Sweet is Knoxville Nationals Champion!

by Bill Wright                                                                                                KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2018) – Brad Sweet completed a sweep of three events in seven days at the Knoxville Raceway, with his popular victory in front of a sellout crowd in the finale of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  The win was worth $150,000 for the Grass Valley, California ...

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Redemption for Logan Schuchart on Hard Knox Night at Knoxville!

Dominic Scelzi Cashes in “Golden Ticket” with World Challenge Win by Bill Wright                                                                                                  KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2018) – Logan Schuchart took a big step towards redeeming himself with his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s FVP “Hard Knox” Night at the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.  After being disqualified Wednesday for not visiting the ...

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Brad Sweet Dominates on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Brad Sweet and Chad Kemenah Will Start on Row One Saturday Night by Bill Wright                                                                                                  KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2018) – Brad Sweet picked up where he left off in Sunday’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, by dominating the Thursday Toyota Night qualifier for the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General ...

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