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Brian Shirley Enjoys Early Season Success in Arizona

Lucas Oil Season Opener Up Next CHILTON, Wis. (01/21/20) – Brian Shirley and Bob Cullen Racing wrapped up a very successful 14th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout over the weekend at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.). Shirley ended the six-night miniseries having never finished outside the Top-10. The Illinois driver piloted his No. 3s Hoker Trucking/ ...

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Arneson Caps Off Winter Nationals with Convincing Win

By Jackson Braun SOMERTON, Ariz. (January 18, 2020) – The start to Casey Arneson’s 2020 season took a turn for the better as the endcap to the Winter Nationals was dominated by the Fargo, North Dakota driver. Arneson started the night off with a good draw and convincing heat race win. A pole start in the IMCA Modified feature event ...

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Sheppard, Peterson & Estey Bank Wild West Shootout Finales

  Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 19, 2020) – There’s a common saying that nearly everyone has heard at least once before; “the cream always rises to the top”.  No words can more accurately describe how Sunday night’s Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts finale unfolded.  Skeeter Estey of Kelly Lake, Minn., took care ...

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Shirley, Strand and Cain Fire Six-Shooters in Friday WWS Action

  Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 17, 2020) – The FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway track surface was worked to perfection on Friday night.  Both fourth-row starters finished first and second after the 30-lap Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models feature presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, with Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., earning his second career Wild ...

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Sheppard, Mullens and Benson Headline WWS Round No. 3 Winner’s List

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 15, 2020) – On a night that also featured two first-time winners, Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., became the first repeat winner of the 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts with a triumph in the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars. ...

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Sheppard, Sanders and Cain Top Night No. 2 of the Wild West Shootout

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 12, 2020) – Twelve.  It took Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., twelve days to score his first feature victory of the year.  Sheppard entered the 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts as the defending event champion, as well as the back-to-back and defending World of Outlaws Late ...

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2019 DIRTcar Champions Crowned in Springfield!

Awards, speeches and more from the 2019 DIRTcar awards banquet Jordan DeLucia – SPRINGFIELD, IL – Jan. 11, 2020 – The 2019 DIRTcar Racing season officially came to a close on Saturday night with an evening of reflection, good food and great times at the Springfield Crowne Plaza. The big checks, tall trophies and engraved plaques handed out shone bright ...

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Shirley, Schott and Gronwold Score Opening Night 2020 WWS Wins

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE WILD WEST SHOOTOUT! Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 11, 2020) – In his first trip to the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, Chatham, Ill. native Brian Shirley visited Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.  But, it wasn’t easy for Shirley, as he had to battle with one of ...

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Gateway Dirt Nationals kick off today!!!

  by Don Martin The 4th Annual Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals kick off today.   The event will take place at The Dome at America’s Center located downtown St. Louis, Missouri.   Cars will take to the track today 3 pm central time.   There are over 200 cars on the property ready to hit the 1/5mile dirt oval today.   There ...

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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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Local Racer Jake Gallardo is Ready for the Outlaws!

NO FEAR: Las Cruces-native Plans Run vs. Outlaws at Vado Local track champ Jake Gallardo is ready for the biggest challenge of his racing career By James McMahen The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series invades Vado Speedway Park for the Battle at the Border, Jan 2-5. For 2019 Vado Super Late Model track champion, Jacob Gallardo, it’s a chance to measure his skills ...

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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will hit 24 states on the more than 80-race tour

2020 SCHEDULE: New Venues, Familiar Favorites World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will hit 24 states on the more than 80-race tour CONCORD, NC – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to more than 80 races across 24 states for the 2020 tour. From the continuation of iconic ...

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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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Kyle Larson Takes ASCS Southwest Copper Classic Opener

Bryan Hulbert – QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 30, 2019) Opening the 4th annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Saturday night, California’s Kyle Larson brought his momentum from the Midgets to the ASCS Southwest Region with his first career victory against the Arizona based tour in the Finley Farms/Chevrolet Accessories No. 57. Taking the green from sixth, Larson worked into ...

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Ricky Weiss: A Rookie of the Year Reflection

A Rookie No More Weiss conquers his first World of Outlaws season in record fashion   CONCORD, NC – Nov. 23, 2019 – Now that he’s had a few weeks to let it sink in, 2019 Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss has done a bit of reflecting back on the remarkable first season he completed aboard the World of ...

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