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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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Bud Light Ladies Night Offering Discount Admission At Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

Kids To Garner Money During Intermission Gold Rush (Macon, IL) After an outstanding turnout of 100+ drivers last Saturday night, Macon Speedway now enters the final month of its 2018 season.  Just five nights remain, including the Saturday, September 1st Bud Light Ladies Night featuring $5 tickets for ladies.  In addition to seven divisions of racing action, a kids (11 ...

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Big Labor Day Weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway includes 8th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals

Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (Aug. 28, 2018) – The world’s fastest boats return to Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series’ 8th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals, with three days of action on “Lake Lucas” in professional and sportsman divisions. “Over the last few years, it’s turned into a Labor Day Weekend tradition of world-class drag ...

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Ewing Edges Taylor for Macon Speedway Feature

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Rain has been a good thing to have around central Illinois but never on race day. Fortunately for Macon Speedway, area tracks were forced to cancel their Saturday programs due to Friday and early Saturday morning rain storms and that allowed Macon to shine with over 100 racecars in the pit area among six racing divisions, including 27 ...

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Ethan Schnapp wins Illinois State Fair Sportsman feature!

UMP Sportsmans A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:00:00 Pos Start Driver Hometown Car 1 3 Ethan Schnapp Springfield, IL 7S 2 4 Wes O’Dell Springfield, IL 87 3 6 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington, IL 25 4 2 Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL J24 5 5 Brandon Pralle Ashkum, IL 56 6 8 Steve Adams Humboldt, IL 500 7 9 Rick ...

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Nichols Becoming a Springfield Mile Legend

August 15, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff   When Jeremy Nichols made his first start in the annual Sportsman Nationals at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 2012, he may have hoped for success but never imagined that he would join or pass the legendary names in the auto racing record books of the historic venue.  Not only ...

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FIRST-TIME WINNERS AT SPRINGFIELD TRANSLATE TO USAC CHAMPS

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Springfield, Illinois………When Justin Grant took the checkered flag in the 2017 running of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, it was a culmination of a dream afternoon for the Ione, Calif. native. Not only did he capture a victory in one of the most prestigious events on the schedule, he joined a ...

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