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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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Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Cancel March 28/29 Test And Tune Events

Central Illinois Race Tracks Cancel Test-And-Tune Events (Macon, IL) With the current stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, test-and-tune events scheduled for this weekend at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway have been canceled.  The tests were set for Saturday, March 28 at Macon Speedway and Sunday, March 29 at Lincoln Speedway. Officials from the tracks have been ...

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Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway Postponed

World of Outlaws Postpones Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway Series and track officials seeking new date for Illinois Dirt Late Model special   CONCORD, NC — March 23, 2020 — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued statewide orders for residents to shelter in place as part of the effort to curb the COVID-19 situation. Therefore, the World of Outlaws ...

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Mars Racing Series Officials Left With No Choice, Postpone the Thaw Brawl to Possible Later Date

Burbank, Illinois (March 17, 2020) – In response to Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds statement today declaring the gatherings of more than 10 people must be canceled or postponed through March 31st. This has left us no other option but to postpone the 9th annual Thaw Brawl presented by Rip it Energy Fuel Mars Racing Series to a possible later date. ...

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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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Mother Road Rendezvous nostalgia weekend May 8-9 at World Wide Technology Raceway

Nostalgia drag racing, rockabilly concert, traditional hot rod and custom car show, pin-up girl contest, vintage camper corral, vintage car and parts swap meet March 4, 2020, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois and Illinois South Tourism will present the annual Mother Road Rendezvous nostalgia weekend on May 8-9. WWTR, located just five minutes from ...

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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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Dennis Erb, Jr. Nabs Pair of Top Tens at Clarksville; Jumps Back on WOOLMS Tour

  (CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) Dennis Erb Racing hit the racetrack for the first time since the completion of “Speedweeks” on February 28-29 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee. Following a lengthy rain delay on Friday in the opening night of the ‘Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic,’ Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the ninth fastest time during the qualifying session to earn the ...

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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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Dennis Erb, Jr. Concludes Hectic Speedweeks with Strong Volusia Showing

  (CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) Dennis Erb Racing recently wrapped up a very busy “Speedweeks” in Georgia and Florida, as they competed in a total of fourteen special events from February 1-15. Dennis Erb, Jr. found a way into each of the fourteen main events held at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia, East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, All-Tech Raceway ...

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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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Sheppard Takes Finale at East Bay

TAMPA, FL (February 8, 2020)– Brandon Sheppard came from the 11th starting position to win Saturday Night’s Wrisco Industries Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. It was Sheppard’s third win of the week in the annual Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. He passed race leader Devin Moran with 12 laps to go, before driving on to victory. Moran, ...

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