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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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NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM; T-MEZ CLOSES OUT 2018 WITH KNEPPER 55 WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (December 15, 2018)………Thomas Meseraull doesn’t waste any time getting up to speed when he lands a new ride. And when he gets up to speed in that new ride, it’s a foregone conclusion it’s going to occur in spectacular fashion. That thread continued Saturday night as the San Jose, California native ...

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KNEPPER 55 LIVE ON SPEED SHIFT TV THIS SATURDAY

Du Quoin, Illinois………Speed Shift TV will have live coverage of the fourth annual “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Seventy-four drivers have pre-entered for the event on the 1/6-mile, indoor dirt oval located adjacent to the one mile dirt track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Among ...

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USAC CHAMPS COURTNEY & THORSON FILE FINAL ENTRIES FOR KNEPPER 55 AS FIELD SOARS PAST 70

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………USAC National champions Tyler Courtney and Tanner Thorson are among the final set of entries for the “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list soars to 74 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. Courtney, ...

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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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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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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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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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COURTNEY CLAIMS REDEMPTION ON KOKOMO GP NIGHT ONE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Kokomo, Indiana………Waiting for redemption is a challenge.  That’s just what Tyler Courtney faced Friday at Kokomo Speedway on night one of the “Kokomo Grand Prix,” featuring the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship.   One month after missing the feature in the season-opener at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., Courtney was ...

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Shamrock to Seavy

by Don Martin – Coming off winning the POWRI National Midget Championship and grabbing a top ten finish at this year’s Chili Bowl, Logan Seavy’s momentum continued last Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center. He captured the 3rd Annual Shamrock Classic feature and his first USAC National feature win. It was opening night for the USAC National Midgets in ...

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SEAVEY SEAMLESS IN “SHAMROCK CLASSIC”

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………In its brief three-year history, the “Shamrock Classic” has annually been the home of first-time USAC P1 Insurance National Midget feature winners. In the inaugural running in 2016, it was Shane Golobic. One year ago, it was Justin Grant. Saturday night’s third annual proved to be no exception as Logan Seavey, in ...

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USAC SOPHOMORE CARRICK PREPARED FOR 2ND SEASON STARTING THIS SATURDAY AT Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois………Sophomore sensation or sophomore slump are the two avenues that a driver can take after a successful Rookie campaign.  For as many success stories as there are in a driver’s second year of USAC P1 Insurance National Midget competition, there are many who weren’t able to break into victory lane. Lincoln, California’s Tanner ...

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