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Thorson Thrills with 15th to 1st Charge at Shamrock Classic

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Ill. (March 7, 2020)………As Tanner Thorson recollected over his first three starts of the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, one of his first thoughts was, “we should be three for three.”   Instead, the 2016 series champ has had to settle for winning two out of three ...

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Bacon set for Shamrock Classic Double Duty this Weekend

  Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (March 5, 2020) – This weekend’s “Shamrock Classic” at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center offers up a busy weekend of racing action for Brady Bacon. Bacon will take the wheel of Kelly Hinck’s No. 21h Micro Sprint on Friday and Saturday while doubling up in USAC Midget action aboard Hinck’s entry on Saturday. “The Macho ...

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The Tale of the Tape in Shamrock Classic Experience

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2020)………This Saturday’s Shamrock Classic field is undoubtedly talented with several accolades and achievements among the group of 45 preparing to strap in for the March 7 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   However, when it comes to the ...

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Courtney, Bacon, Windom Enter Shamrock Classic

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 25, 2020)………Three past USAC National champions who are all seeking a first Shamrock Classic victory are among those headlining the initial entry list for the 5th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   Competitors can enter the ...

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WILSON WHEELS TO FIRST SILVER CROWN WIN IN Du QUOIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (September 1, 2019)………For the majority of his career, Jacob Wilson has been deemed a “pavement guy.” While that’s certainly a testament to his skills on the asphalt where he’s earned victories in the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial once and the Little 500 twice, most notably, it was a label that Wilson ...

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Christian Eckes Closes in on ARCA Menards Series Championship Lead with Third Victory of 2019 in Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio/Illinois Truck & Equipment Toyota) scored his third ARCA Menards Series victory of the season with a dominant performance in the Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.   Eckes started outside General Tire Pole Award winner Ken Schrader (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota), and slipped past third-place started ...

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Ken Schrader Becomes Oldest ARCA Menards Series Pole Winner with General Tire Pole Award in Qualifying for Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

Three-time DuQuoin winner Ken Schrader (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota) became the oldest pole winner in the history of the ARCA Menards Series with his 22nd career General Tire Pole Award in qualifying for this evening’s Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Schrader’s lap of 33.621 seconds/107.076 miles per hour was just three ...

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Ryan Unzicker Leads ARCA Menards Series Practice for the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

El Paso, Illinois’ Ryan Unzicker (No. 24 RJR Transportation Toyota) led practice for this evening’s ARCA Menards Series Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Unzicker turned a fast lap 33.023 seconds/109.015 miles per hour. Fellow Illinoisan Kelly Kovski (No. 16 Schluckbier Farms/RaceTires.com Chevrolet), from Springfield, was second with a lap of 33.459 seconds/107.594 miles ...

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FAST FACTS: ARCA Menards Series Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fair

FAST FACTS: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 100 Where: Magic Mile, DuQuoin State Fair, DuQuoin, Illinois When: 9 pm ET/8 pm CT, Saturday, August 31, 2019 Television: MAVTV, Live Track Length: 1 mile Most Recent Winner: Logan Seavey, September 3, 2018, 66.330 miles per hour Most Recent Pole Winner: Sheldon Creed, September 3, 2018, 113.190 miles per hour Track Qualifying Record: Sheldon Creed, ...

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TED HORN 100 ENTRY LIST REVEALED

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (August 28, 2019)………Eight past Ted Horn 100 winners are among the 37 drivers prepared for action in this Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in southern Illinois.   Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) has captured two of the last three Ted Horn ...

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THORSON TABBED FOR DYSON’S RIDE AT Du QUOIN

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (August 28, 2019)………Tanner Thorson, the 2016 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion, has been named the driver of the Chris Dyson Racing No. 9 for this Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Ted Horn 100 at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds on September 1.   Thorson ...

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Fresh Off FALS Late Model Championship, Ryan Unzicker Heads to DuQuoin Looking for Initial ARCA Menards Series Dirt Victory

The Illinois boys – Springfield’s Kelly Kovski (No. 16 Schnap Sewer Service Chevrolet) and El Paso’s Ryan Unzicker (No. 24 RJR Transportation Toyota) – are headed to DuQuoin to carry on their momentum from their last appearance in the ARCA Menards Series at Springfield. Both spent the entire day among the top ten throughout the first of two annual dirt ...

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Ken Schrader to Make 14th Career ARCA Menards Series Appearance at DuQuoin in Saturday Night’s Southern Illinois 100

Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner and 18-time ARCA Menards Series winner Ken Schrader will make his first appearance with the ARCA Menards Series since last June when he straps in for the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin on Saturday night. Schrader will pilot his familiar No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Ford in what will be his 83rd career ...

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TED HORN 100 MARKS Du QUOIN SWAN SONG FOR HARDY BOYS

By Jay Hardin (Track Enterprises Staff)   Du Quoin, Illinois (August 27, 2019)………All good things eventually come to an end.  One of the better things in USAC history has been the entry of Decatur, Illinois’ Dave Hardy.  Hardy is one of the few entrants in the sport who can say he has been behind the efforts of a USAC Stock ...

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Kelly Kovski Leads Illinois Boys into ARCA Menards Series Action at DuQuoin

In the 1960s, a small group of upstart drivers from Alabama earned a deserved reputation whenever they would pull into the dark, dusty short tracks of the south. Bobby and Donnie Allison, Charles “Red” Farmer, and later on Neil Bonnett would travel throughout the big money races and take away the lion’s share of the purse from the local racers. ...

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ARCA Menards Series Rookie Corey Heim Reloaded for Another Run at ARCA Dirt Track Victory at DuQuoin

With two miles to go in the Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield, it looked like Corey Heim (No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford) was sitting pretty. He was in second place, right alongside leader Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) as the field was readying for a two-lap dash to the checkered flag. When the green waved, Self took ...

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TED HORN 100 BRINGS MAGIC TO THE Du QUOIN MILE SUNDAY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (August 26, 2019)………The Du Quoin State Fairgrounds have been a staple on the AAA and USAC Championship Car racing trail since 1948.  Seven decades later, the spectacular sight of a full field of USAC Silver Crown cars rumbling down the front stretch of the one-mile dirt oval in southern Illinois ...

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