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Bleess’ awesome autumn continues with Grant Junghans Memorial win; BShepp runner-up

On a history-making night at the 81 Speedway where crew members, fans and racers honored the late Grant Junghans and paid tribute to hall-of-fame promoter C. Ray Hall, a young driver from Chatfield, Minnesota, named Jacob Bleess forever etched his name into dirt modified racing lore. With the champagne still not dry on the Featherlite Fall Jamboree trophy he took ...

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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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Jimmy Owens takes Crown Jewel Cup

BATAVIA, OH (November 8, 2019) – The Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com came down to the final race and a tie breaker of most wins in Crown Jewel Cup events. Not only was the tie breaker needed for first and second, but also third and fourth. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN ended the season tied ...

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Special awards enhance this week’s DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 29, 2019 — This week’s DRIVEN Racing Oil World Short Track Championship features nine divisions of racing Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where a number of special awards will add to the overall purse of more than $125,000.   First, one of the competitors will win Chevrolet Performance engine. Those who pre-registered ...

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Whitwell denies challengers, claims Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals qualifying feature

R.C. Whitwell staved off a mid-race challenge from Jake O’Neil and a late-race threat from Bobby Pierce to claim the checkers on night two of the 20th Annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals at the Vado Speedway Park. The ace from Tucson, Arizona, started on the pole for the 25-lap Rancho Milagro USRA Modified qualifying feature, but his path to ...

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Dillard’s defense thwarts Phillips’ offensive in Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals opener

Celebrating their first season of operation, the fabulous Vado Speedway Park kicked off the 20th Annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals on Friday with a packed pit area featuring some of the hottest dirt track racers on the planet. In the headlining Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Cade Dillard earned the right to visit Western Tech Victory Lane following a nail-biting ...

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David Gravel aiming for 50 wins with Midwest doubleheader on the horizon

AT A GLANCE: David Gravel aiming for 50 wins with Midwest doubleheader on the horizon Intense championship points battle moves to Lakeside Speedway, Lake Ozark Speedway KANSAS CITY, KS – Oct. 15, 2019 – David Gravel and Jason Johnson Racing have put together an impressive first year together – nine wins, 20 Quick Times and currently sit third in points. ...

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Kraig Kinser Welcomes World of Outlaws to Home State for Doubleheader

  Inside Line Promotions – MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 10, 2019) – Kraig Kinser has a homecoming this weekend when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits his home state for a doubleheader. The action begins Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash before shifting to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, ...

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LAST DANCE FOR USAC SPRINTS IN THE MIDWEST AT TERRE HAUTE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Terre Haute, Indiana (October 9, 2019)………The last dance.  The last chance.  One more time for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing in the Midwest before heading westward bound comes to Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track this Friday night, October 11.  It’s the first of two nights of racing at the track as the World ...

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Bleess seizes piece of history with Featherlite Fall Jamboree victory

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21)–Jacob Bleess drove the race of his life Saturday night in the finale of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway. Bleess took the lead at the waving of the green flag and went on to pace all 50 laps in securing his career-first USMTS win on the world’s biggest stage for ...

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Sanders best of the best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree thriller

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 20)–Magical things just seem to happen between the walls of the Deer Creek Speedway when the United States Modified Touring Series is in town, and the racing gods bestowed yet another badass blessing on the race fans Friday during the second night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. When considering the amount of sheer excitement ...

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Ramirez, Deer Creek bury the hatchet in Featherlite Fall Jamboree lid-lifter

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 19)–Dereck Ramirez watched the monkey on his back grow old, but the 32-year-old from Woodward, Okla., finally laid it to rest Thursday on opening night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Ramirez started on the outside of the front row and followed polesitter Joel Alberts for the first six laps of Thursday’s main event before ...

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