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HELLO NEUMAN!! 

by Don Martin Over the last few years I have gotten the chance to spend some time and get to know this fine young man, Jake Neuman. The son of a hard working farmer and a mother with a strong racing background give this 22 year old the fire to be one of the best young and upcoming midget racers ...

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CALIFORNIA’S MARCH USAC SCHEDULE POSTPONED

  Speedway, Indiana (March 13, 2020)………The spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States and around the world has had effects on numerous events around the sporting world, and USAC racing’s March calendar is now included in that group.   This Saturday’s March 14 West Coast Sprint Car event at Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds has ...

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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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Shamrock Classic Entry List Reaches 45

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2020)………The field for this Saturday’s Shamrock Classic has risen to 45 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget drivers set for battle on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   The 5th annual event includes two past Shamrock Classic winners in Justin Grant (2017) and reigning ...

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Indoor Racing Routinely Produces First-Time USAC Midget Winners

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 27, 2020)………What’s the deal with indoor races producing new winners in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget ranks over the last six-and-a-half decades?   Is it based mainly on the fact that the tracks are usually on the smallish side, which produces tight racing where the variables for ...

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Past Winners Grant and McIntosh Enter Shamrock Classic

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Du Quoin, Illinois (February 27, 2020)………Past Shamrock Classic winners Justin Grant and Cannon McIntosh are among the latest entries for the 5th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center as the list of competitors has ballooned to 33 with more entries continuing to be filed ...

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USAC’s Indoor History Goes Back to the Beginning

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois (February 26, 2020)………Indoor racing has always had its place within the USAC racing scene.  In fact, racing under a roof is where it all began with Gene Hartley’s National Midget victory in 1956 at Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Memorial Coliseum. As we enter USAC’s next indoor race on Saturday, March 7, at 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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BACON DOUBLES UP WITH SECOND STRAIGHT OCALA SCORE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Florida (February 15, 2020)………Brady Bacon took no chances on his cool down lap following Saturday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Winter Dirt Games XI victory at Bubba Raceway Park. Following a mishap during his heat race that saw him drop from a surefire win to having to transfer through the semi in ...

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BACON BOLTS TO VALENTINE’S VICTORY AT OCALA

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Ocala, Florida (February 14, 2020)………Entering Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season opener, the most recent time Brady Bacon left Bubba Raceway Park with a top-five finish was three years ago.   Furthermore, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native’s most recent victory at the 3/8-mile tri-oval came five years prior, leaving him ...

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Windom Fastest in Winter Dirt Games Practice

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Ocala, Florida (February 12, 2020)………Just four days following his latest victory at Bubba Raceway Park, Chris Windom turned the fastest time in Wednesday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice with a lap of 13.564 seconds around the 3/8-mile D-shaped track.   Windom (Canton, Ill.), who captured the victory in last Saturday’s USAC ...

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WINDOM WINS FIRST FOR NEW TEAM IN OCALA

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Fla. (February 8, 2020)………Chris Windom’s second race as a member of Tucker-Boat Motorsports began much the same as his first the night before by having to quickly make up ground and dig his way into contention after starting behind the eight ball, and the first three rows. Saturday night in the Winter ...

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THORSON THRIVES IN OCALA USAC MIDGET OPENER

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Fla. (February 7, 2020)………A new year and a new beginning are just the things Tanner Thorson was seeking with the outset of the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season. A highway crash last March sidelined the 2016 series champion with serious injuries.  His eventual comeback was a mixed bag of ...

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THOMAS LEADS THE WAY ON OCALA PRACTICE NIGHT

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ocala, Fla. (February 6, 2020)………Kevin Thomas, Jr., the owner of both the one-lap and eight-lap track records at Bubba Raceway Park in a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget, led the way with the fastest practice lap in Thursday night’s open session leading into the season openers, February 7-8 at the 3/8-mile D-Shaped track ...

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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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