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NASCAR’s Ken Schrader Set For Busy Weekend In Central Illinois

Schrader Wearing Driver And Owner Hats (Springfield, IL) Fenton, Missouri’s Ken Schrader, a retired NASCAR Cup star, will be a busy man this weekend, playing the part of a few different roles during the Illinois State Fair race weekend.  Schrader will not only be racing a couple of different cars this weekend, he will also play the role of car ...

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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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BC39 ENTRY LIST UP TO 76 AS DARLAND, LEARY AND BRIGHT SIGN IN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Speedway, Indiana………The latest flurry of entries has pushed the driver roster for the Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink to 76 for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget event that will be held September 5-6 at the new Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among those are three entries from the team ...

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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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LEARY DOCUMENTS A 30 FOR 30 PERFORMANCE AT BLOOMINGTON

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Bloomington, Indiana………C.J. Leary displayed complete domination Friday night at Bloomington Speedway in the penultimate round of NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week,” leading all 30 laps in his traditional No. 30 sprinter to win his very first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature event of the year in his Leary Racing/Leary Construction – Highsmith ...

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DARLAND DELIVERS ISW CAREER WIN #19 AT LINCOLN PARK

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Putnamville, Indiana………When thumbing through the major statistical categories of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing history, Dave Darland is the name that’ll most likely appear at the top of every list you lay your eyes on. He’s the only driver to reach 60+ wins, the only driver to start at least 700+ feature events ...

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Tyler Courtney takes USAC Sprint win at Terre Haute Action Track!

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana………What looked like a surefire runaway turned into an old-school dog-fight in the final laps of Wednesday’s Dorsett Automotive “Don Smith Classic” / NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” round at the Terre Haute Action Track. Tyler Courtney saw a nearly half-lap lead disappear in the final ten laps of the caution-free ...

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USAC SPRINTS GO DOWN TO THE RIVER FOR SHOWDOWN AT GRANITE CITY AND PEVELY

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Two-hundred and fourteen years following Lewis and Clark’s departure from the eastern edge of the Mississippi River where they began their expedition of the newly-acquired land to the west, a new crop of adventurers is eager to make their mark on their march to the Arch. Names such as Thomas, Windom, Courtney, Leary, ...

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Thomas Meseraull claims Kokomo Speedway’s Indiana Sprint Week win!

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 24, 2018 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana – 31st NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” BELL HELMETS QUALIFYING: 1. Dave Darland, 36D, Goodnight/Curb-Agajanian-12.968; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 69, Dynamics-12.971; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.976; 4. Timmy Buckwalter, 7, LNB-12.989; 5. Tyler Thomas, 2E, Epperson-13.005; 6. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-13.029; ...

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COURTNEY CHALKS UP ISW ROUND 2 AT THE BURG

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Lawrenceburg, Indiana………Tyler Courtney withstood racelong challenges to his throne throughout Sunday’s second round NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway as the Indianapolis, Indiana native went on to score his series-leading sixth win of the year and his second career in ISW. On paper, Courtney’s two career ISW victories appear ...

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BACON DODGES THE PLYMOUTH RAIN TO WIN ISW OPENER

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Plymouth, Indiana………Brady Bacon actually had multiple races to contend with at Friday night’s NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” opener at Plymouth Speedway. First, there was the race against the persistent rain that doused the track’s surface with a plethora of moisture and remained a looming threat throughout the feature event. Secondly, the 30-lap ...

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