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Night of Champions 2018 – Speeches and More from the DIRTcar Racing Banquet!

The 2018 DIRTcar Racing banquet from the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL was yet another successful night of celebration and reflection from all of the champions in each of the 11 series. Lots of hardware was given out, good friends were seen and great speeches were made before what promises to be yet another exciting year of DIRTcar Racing in ...

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Field Nearly Set For 34th Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Finale

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (January 4, 2019) With Friday’s preliminary action pushing the 34th Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout through race No. 225, the field of Golden Driller hopefuls is starting to take shape as four drivers are already locked into three championship events, with a dozen past champions in the mix. Locking into both divisions of A-Class as well ...

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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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World of Outlaws Series Director Matt Curl Acquires Fairbury American Legion Speedway

Series Director Matt Curl Adds ‘Track Owner’ to His Titles Fairbury American Legion Selling Majority Stake of the Speedway CONCORD, NC — Nov. 6, 2018 — World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Director Matt Curl — former promoter of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) and longtime Fairbury resident — will soon add Track Owner to his bio as he acquires a ...

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Mitchell Duvall “Three-Peats” At The 3rd Annual Driven World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 28, 2018 — The Driven Racing Oil SECA Crate Sportsman division were a part of the 3rd annual Driven World Short Track Championship on Saturday, October 27 at the immaculate 4/10s (0.400) mile high-banked dirt oval of The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC). The track located northeast of Charlotte in Concord, NC would see rain win ...

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Heat Races Set the Field for Sunday’s World Short Track Championship Features

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 27, 2018 — After getting pushed forward a day by Friday rains at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the Driven World Short Track Championship finally got going on Saturday just after 2PM with Timed Hot Laps for all nine divisions to set up the ensuing Heat Races for 405 registered drivers. Despite a small cell of rain ...

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Spectacular Full-Day World Short Track Championship Now Set for Saturday, October 27

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 26, 2018 — After a successful day of timed Hot Laps on Thursday, October 25, 347 teams — plus more due to arrive on Friday — were ready for a big weekend of racing at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the third annual Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. Mother Nature had other ideas, ...

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23rd Annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals Postponed to March 29-30, 2019

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

PEVELY, MO — Oct. 6, 2018 — Mother Nature has intervened on what was to be the 23rd annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. With a sudden and heavy rain shower during the afternoon and with more showers and thunderstorms with lightning into the evening, along-with already saturated grounds, DIRTcar and Track Officials ...

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Champions Decided in Macon Finale

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Three championships were on the line Saturday night in the Macon Speedway season finale. The Sportsman division was separated by four points; the Hornets were separated by eight points and the B-Modifieds by 42. Cody Stillwell made appearance on the track during the feature to clinch the B-Modified track title. That left two divisions left for the championship. ...

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BRANDT Season Finale Set For Saturday Night At Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

Championship To Be Decided Plus Giveaways For Fans (Macon, IL) The 2018 racing season comes to an end this coming Saturday, September 29 at Macon Speedway with the BRANDT Season Finale “Racing For The Cup” Night.  Six divisions of action will be on track plus fans will have the chance to win giveaway items throughout the evening.  In addition, powder ...

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Dale McDowell and Scooter Ware Claim Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Wins

Magnolia Motor Speedway

Three Final Features Rescheduled Columbus, Mississippi (09/22/18) – Dale McDowell was the fifth different leader and survived a late-race charge from Austin Rettig to score the $12,000 win in the Super Late Model finale of the annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin’ Sausage. Billy Moyer, Brian Rickman and Dane Dacus completed the Top-5 finishers. Scooter Ware ...

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Eskew Claims Victory, Taylor Takes Championship at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) As the 2018 season prepares for its final bow, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models wrapped up their season as Guy Taylor came into the evening already with a big enough lead to win the title without having to complete a lap. But that’s not the Taylor racing way. Instead, Taylor put on a show, nearly came ...

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Chris Ferguson Wins Thrilling Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Opener

Championship Night Set for Saturday Evening Columbus, Mississippi (09/21/18) – The racing action at the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway officially came to life on Friday night, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. 165 racecars in five divisions filled the pit area. Chris Ferguson started the night by besting 57 Super Late ...

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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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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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Three-time NHRA world champion Antron Brown has four consecutive AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals wins at Gateway Motorsports Park

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel Dragster world champion Antron Brown: Will he regain his stranglehold on Gateway Motorsports Park’s victory lane at this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals? September 18, 2018, St. Louis Region – Over the past decade, nobody has won more Top Fuel Dragster races than Antron Brown (50, good for the fourth-most in history) nor have they won more ...

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Wild Action at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Eight racing classes and 120-plus cars flooded the pits on a night set up for a Street Stock spectacular and a Hornet hootenanny. The qualifying heat races were completed just after the 9pm hour, two hours after the first green flag of the night. Numerous caution flags, thanks to spinouts and wrecks in turn two most of the ...

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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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