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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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Kelly Kovski To Make ARCA Comeback This Weekend

Kovski to Make ARCA Comeback at Springfield   August 13, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff   “He’s back”!  That simple phrase would be selling short the story of Springfield, Illinois race driver Kelly Kovski.  Kovski’s racing career, put on hold last February due to injuries from an accident, has re-started and according to the Automobile Racing Club ...

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FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 AT SPRINGFIELD

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2018)………A field of 40-plus USAC Silver Crown Champ Car drivers are expected to compete in this Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. From top-to-bottom, the list includes seven Silver Crown championships, 13 “Bettenhausen 100” victories and 97 total Silver Crown wins, with 15 states represented. One ...

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DARLAND RIDES AGAIN AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY FOR KAZMARK

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Springfield, Illinois (Aug. 13, 2018)………Dave Darland, a three-time winner on the Springfield Mile, has teamed up with car owner Gene Kazmark to compete in this Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.   Darland leads all drivers in series history with 198 career starts entering ...

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Destructive Night at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Eve of Destruction was just that Saturday night at Macon Speedway, destruction. Roll overs, race’em & wreck’em and a special flagpole race delighted a crowd which saw just about everything they could imagine. Along for the night’s action was six racing classes and some repeat winners graced victory lane. Guy Taylor nearly lost his Decatur Building Trades ...

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Bettenhausen 100 To Feature A Couple Of Ironmen Next Weekend In Springfield, IL

DARLAND, GAMESTER SPRINGFIELD IRON MEN By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff-Springfield, IL-(August 7, 2018)-Past USAC Silver Crown champion Dave Darland and USAC Midget champion Russ Gamester are well known for their exploits in open wheel competition.  Both are becoming known for their support of and longevity in the USAC Silver Crown Championship Series including participation in the prestigious one mile ...

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Illinois State Fair Races Fast Approaching

Springfield Mile To Again Feature USAC, ARCA, & Sportsman The 2018 Illinois State Fair in Springfield opens its doors in just over a week, which means that race fans everywhere are putting together their travel plans for the historic races at the Springfield Mile.  The racing action takes center stage each and every year on the final weekend of the ...

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Decatur’s Babb gets Macon Checkered Flag

Macon Speedway

  (Macon, IL) Terry Babb has raced plenty of times at Macon Speedway through the years in both stock cars and open wheel cars. Babb took a sweep for the night as he won his heat race and then drew a four on the redraw to determine the first four rows of the 25-lap feature in the Built Ford Tough ...

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High Flying MOWA Sprint Cars Heading For Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway

Kids Power Wheel Demo To Highlight Intermission (Macon, IL) Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, is well known for a lot of high speed, wild action.  That will really be at the forefront this coming Saturday, July 28th, as the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars head to the mighty 1/5-mile.  The winged 410 sprint cars will be joined by four ...

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Fan Appreciation & Kids Night highlight action Saturday, July 28th at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO – This Saturday, July 28th, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will host their annual Fan Appreciation & Kids Night event. General admission will only be $6 with kids 12 years old and younger free in the grandstands. There is also a huge nickel race where hundreds of dollars in nickels are spread onto the track and kids ...

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Driver Autograph Session Added To Christian County Fair Wednesday Race

Sportsman, Big Ten Street Stocks, & Hornets To Race At Taylorville, IL Event (Taylorville, IL) This year’s Christian County Fair stock car race will have a new addition, a prerace autograph meet-and-greet behind the main grandstands. It’s all part of the Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader of racing this coming Wednesday night in Taylorville, IL. The 5:30 autograph session precedes ...

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Schlenk Wins Kerbystrong 100

(Macon, IL) Rusty Schlenk just finished a month long hell tour with the Summer Nationals and he returned to Macon Speedway after competing in the Herald & Review 100. Schlenk stole the lead from Jose Parga within the first ten laps of the 50-lap A-Main feature and held onto the lead as the red flag came out and torrential rains ...

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5th Annual Christian County Fair Racing Event Coming Wednesday Night

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Features Three Popular Divisions The 2018 Christian County Agricultural Fair opens up Tuesday July 24 and runs through July 28, but it’s Wednesday, July 25 that racing fans have marked on their schedules as three divisions of racing return.  The Taylorville, IL fair put racing back on the schedule in 2014, much to the delight ...

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Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: Army veteran Striegel enjoys strong season in two Modified divisions

By Lybndal Scranton – WHEATLAND, Missouri (July 19, 2018) – Mike Striegel beams with pride at public events, such as pre-race ceremonies at Lucas Oil Speedway, when those with military connections are recognized. He said it’s an honor to be included. “That’s always special to me,” said Striegel, the long-time Modified driver and 10-year United States Army veteran. “A lot ...

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KERBYSTRONG 100 Set For Saturday Night At Macon IL Speedway

Macon Speedway

4th Annual KERBYSTRONG 100 Set For Macon Speedway Saturday Racing Event To Benefit Local Cancer Patients (Macon, IL) Inspire, educate, and support are the three words that make up the mission of the KerbyStrong Foundation, in memory of long-time area racer Kerby Damery.  Each racing season, Macon Speedway hosts the “KERBYSTRONG 100” an event that doubles as a fundraiser for ...

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DRIVEN World Short Track Championship Spotlights True Grit at Charlotte in October

CONCORD, NC — July 19, 2018 — DIRTcar and DRIVEN Racing Oil are excited to join forces for the third annual DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 25-27, 2018. The mega-event will once again give the best weekly racers from nine different divisions across the United States and Canada ...

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