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COCKRUM TEAMS WITH FIVE-THREE FOR 2020 SILVER CROWN RUN

January 9, 2020 (Joliet, Illinois)………Shane Cockrum, a three-time winner on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series trail during his career, has joined Five Three Motorsports for the dirt portion of the series schedule for the 2020 season. Cockrum, of Benton, Ill. and the Joliet, Ill.-based Schuck family’s Five-Three Motorsports form a formidable pairing of USAC winning driver and a ...

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2020 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SCHEDULE RELEASED

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Speedway, Indiana (December 11, 2019)………Forty-six events at 23 different venues across 14 states dot the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar for the 2020 season with many of the familiar favorites joining a bevy of racetracks making their return to the schedule.   For the 11th consecutive season, the series begins the campaign with ...

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2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON IN REVIEW

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019)………With the 64th USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season in the books, we reflect on the most balanced season in recent times in terms of the variety of venues and the number of teams and drivers who stepped to the forefront to compete at an elite level throughout the ...

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2019 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR YEAR IN REVIEW

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019)………In his eighth full season with the series, youthful C.J. Leary became USAC’s newest first-time champion as well as the third youngest USAC National Sprint Car driver champion behind only Bryan Clauson and Levi Jones, who were both just slightly younger at the same age of 23.   In ...

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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. BACK IN THE #9K FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Speedway, Indiana (December 4, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. will return to the KT Motorsports No. 9K for the full 2020 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car campaign with sponsorship from McDonald’s and Dr. Pepper. Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., made his USAC National Sprint Car debut aboard the No. 9K in 2009, won his first career USAC ...

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2020 INDIANA MIDGET WEEK SLATE SET

Speedway, Indiana………Indiana Midget Week enters its 15th year in 2020 with a new look with the addition of Paragon Speedway as the opener to the star studded six-straight nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing June 2-7.   On Tuesday, June 2, the tricky quarter mile of Paragon, located just a little less than an hour southwest of Indianapolis, ...

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2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Speedway, Indiana (December 2, 2019)………The 33rd annual Indiana Sprint Week schedule will feature seven races in a nine-night span between July 24 and August 1 at seven familiar Hoosier-state venues on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail.   The 2020 ISW schedule includes seven distinct tracks with a rich history and unique characteristics ...

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ventura, California (November 29 2019)………Nearing halfway of Friday night’s 98-lap feature at California’s Ventura Raceway while running fifth, Kyle Larson nearly saw his Turkey Night Grand Prix end in shambles after biking hard into turn one. Somehow, someway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native regained his footing, kept his foot on the throttle and carried ...

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COLWELL FASTEST IN TURKEY NIGHT PRACTICE

Jesse Colwell (#71) was the fastest in Wednesday’s Turkey Night midget practice at California’s Ventura Raceway. (Rich Forman Photo)       By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Ventura, California (November 27, 2019)………Jesse Colwell made his very first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget start at Ventura Raceway one year ago.   One year later, he’s gotten his 79th Turkey ...

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THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Bakersfield, California (November 23, 2019)………Kyle Larson became the first driver in 16 years to win back-to-back USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget features in the state of California on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, picking off Michael Pickens for good on the 11th lap and commanding the final 20 laps to score his third series ...

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Placerville, California (November 20, 2019)………Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson’s most cherished racing moments. It’s the place he made his first sprint car start.  It’s the place he won his first sprint car race.  It’s the place he describes as his “home track.” Now, he can chalk up another memorable ...

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Placerville, California (November 19, 2019)………It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget.   Just last weekend, the Fresno, Calif. native broke into the top-10 for the first time with the series in his fifth start, a ninth-place ...

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BACON IS WESTERN WORLD MIDGET KING

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………Regardless of the type of car or the venue, Brady Bacon has a knack for winning at the Western World Championships.   Entering Saturday night’s 52nd Western World finale at Arizona Speedway, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native had previously earned four final night victories in a 360 ...

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COURTNEY SPRINTS TO BACK-TO-BACK WESTERN WORLD WINS

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 16, 2019)………One year ago, Tyler Courtney had a view from the other side of the spectrum at the season finale.  There, his nearest combatant in the title chase collected a feature win while he celebrated a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship.   Saturday’s 2019 season finale ...

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SUNSHINE SURVIVES AND THRIVES IN WESTERN WORLD SPRINT OPENER

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Entering the final weekend of the year trailing by 44 points in the USAC AMSOIL National standings, Tyler Courtney’s goal was simple.  Win a championship.   Simple enough.  But to do that, you’ve got to persevere under pressure and tense situations that may arise around you.  ...

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THOMAS STEERS TO WESTERN WORLD NIGHT #1 MIDGET SCORE

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 15, 2019)………Since his car first rolled off the trailer for practice one night earlier, Kevin Thomas, Jr. has had the propensity to be quick in a midget around Arizona Speedway.   That tendency carried into Friday night’s Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford where Thomas ...

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LATE-RACE HEROICS NET COURTNEY LEFFLER MEMORIAL WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Wayne City, Illinois (October 17, 2019)………Big track or small track, Tyler Courtney has seemingly excelled at venues of all dimensions throughout the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season. Thursday night at the smallest track on the campaign, the 1/8-mile Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois, Courtney delivered his second-straight late-race heroic ...

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