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Paducah International Raceway Returns to Life with a Bang

Paducah International Raceway

Dirt Oval to Re-Open with Kentucky Blue Grass Bash on March 29-31 Paducah, Kentucky (03/20/18) – After a one-year hiatus Paducah International Raceway (PIR) is set to roar back to life in grand style. In just over a week, the 3/8-mile oval will light up the western Kentucky sky with the inaugural Kentucky Blue Grass Bash on Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31. ...

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Three Days. Three States. Three Big Events.

BATAVIA, OH (March 19, 2018) – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will tackle three states in three days this week – battling in three action-packed events along the way.   For the first time since 2014, Volunteer Speedway will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, on Thursday, March 22. The 16th Annual Spring ...

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Grosso will skip high school graduation to race ARCA 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park

Local interest: Grosso’s car owner is former NASCAR Cup driver Ken Schrader from Fenton March 13, 2018, St. Louis Region – Seventeen-year-old Brandon Grosso will skip his high school graduation in order to compete at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The New Jersey native — sans cap and gown — will be strapped into Ken Schrader Racing’s No. 52 ...

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DIRTcar Racing Concludes 34th Season with 2017 Tribute to Excellence National Awards Banquet

Over $360,000 in points fund money distributed for the 2017 racing season by Matt Prieur SPRINGFIELD, IL — Jan. 14, 2018 — Champions from around the country were honored on Saturday, January 14th during the 34th Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence National Awards Banquet at The Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. National and regional champions across 10 divisions were ...

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UMP DIRTcar to honor 2017 Champions & Midwest Speed Expo brings racers to Central Illinois next weekend!

January 6th, 2018 (Springfield, IL) – The UMP DIRTcar Series will hold their 34th Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence Awards Banquet for the 2017 race season on Saturday, January 13th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. DIRTcar will distribute over $300,000 to competitors in recognition of their success in 2017. UMP DIRTcar will honor all ten divisions ...

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Track Enterprises Releases 2018 Special Event Schedule

ARCA, USAC, WoO & UMP To Race At Many Top Venues (Macon, IL) Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2018 special event schedule. The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a fourth year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway ...

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Gateway Motorsports Park receives Outstanding Facility of the Year Award at Race Track Business Conference at PRI trade show in Indianapolis

December 7, 2017, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, received the prestigious and coveted Outstanding Facility of the Year Award Wednesday evening at the annual Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.   The annual award recipient is determined by leaders in the motorsports industry, media and sponsors. The ...

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Over $250,000 in Cash and Contingencies Handed Out at Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!

Knoxville Raceway

by Bill Wright November 18, 2017 – Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 18 at the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to over 600 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies. The contingency package ...

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Major events again highlight Lucas Oil Speedway tentative 2018 schedule

Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 3, 2017) – Lucas Oil Speedway’s tentative 2018 schedule was announced on Friday with major events again set for all three of the venue’s racing facilities. “We’re excited about what’s in store for our fans and drivers in 2018 with a schedule that again has variety,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “The foundation is ...

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Strickler Scores Second Straight UMP Modified WSTC Feature

CONCORD, NC — Oct 28, 2017 — The second annual OneDirt World Short Track Championship came to a close on Saturday after three days of racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The final night of racing action at the fast 4/10-mile high-banked dirt oval located northeast of Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina featured Last Chance Showdowns, the Championship Features and the ...

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Davenport Leads WSTC Pro Late Models after Long Falls Out

CONCORD, NC — Oct 28, 2017 — Jonathan Davenport decided on Thursday morning that he would make the four-hour trek from Blairsville, GA to The Dirt Track at Charlotte to enter into the second annual OneDirt World Short Track Championship. “I have to thank Blake Spencer and Letti Bozard for giving me this opportunity. Heath, his crew guy, called me and ...

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Nearly 300 Cars Show up to Practice at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 26, 2017 — The second annual OneDirt World Short Track Championship mega-event opened Thursday evening with 288 total entries across eight divisions taking to the 4/10th-mile semi-banked oval at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for hot lap practice sessions. The OneDirt World Short Track Championship, a three-day event, puts the best short track racers ...

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Midwest Big Ten Super Championship Ends In Tie For Second Time

Kimmons & Kloos Share Title Honors (Macon, IL) For the second time in Midwest Big Ten Series history, the Super Late Model championship has ended with a tie. This year, only eight out of the ten events were completed with cancelations at Lincoln Speedway and Quincy Raceways. In the end, a pair of drivers claimed their first Midwest Big Ten ...

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Macon IL Speedway Season Finale Results

Macon Speedway

Championships Claimed in Finale (Macon, IL) The 72nd season of Macon Speedway stock car racing came to a finish Saturday night and six division champions were decided in the final races. One division needed the race to finish before a champion could be crowned while other divisions already had their champions figured out before the final lap was scored. The ...

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Saturday Race Info for AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motor Sports Park

WHAT: Sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the third of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2017 NHRA Mello Yello ...

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Friday Night Kicks Off AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motor Sports Park – Parking, Schedule, Race Info

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals features nighttime qualifying on Friday  The intense 10,000-horsepower, 330-mile-per-hour action from the nitro-burning machines that whips diehard fans into a frenzy will multiply exponentially as Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying will take place under the lights with the cars’ explosive header flames in full view. Nitro qualifying will take place at 5 p.m. and ...

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Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for sixth Gateway victory at AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals

When you’ve won 76 NHRA trophies, the current mark for six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., it’s correct to assume you’ve won multiple races at a number of different racetracks. But even Coughlin has to admit the five trophies he’s won at Gateway Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, place this facility ...

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