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O’Neil sets sail at Longdale for first USMTS win of 2019

After missing most of April while he recovered from medical issues, Jake O’Neil has steadily improved both physically and inside the cockpit of his LG2 chassis by Jimmy Owens. On Thursday night he returned to USMTS action for the first time since King of America IX in March and brought home a fifth-place finish. Friday night he improved to third ...

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Salty Ramirez best in USMTS debut at Kansas State Fairgrounds

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (April 26)–In front of a crowd of more than 3,000 fans Friday night at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, the USMTS made their maiden voyage to the 104-year-old facility in Hutchinson, Kan., with Dereck Ramirez making his first trip to victory lane in 2019. The big half-mile of dirt saw Rodney Sanders jump out to an early lead in ...

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VanderBeek gets it done at 81, scores first USMTS checkers of 2019

PARK CITY, Kan. (April 25)–After several near misses in the early going this season, Zack VanderBeek finally found the road to victory lane and garnered his 48th career USMTS win at the 81 Speedway on Thursday night. The 34-year-old from New Sharon, Iowa, hasn’t employed any drastic measures to get faster, just plugging away. “We made some little changes, but ...

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Talented Drivers Set for Lucas Late Model Rookie Chase

BATAVIA, OHIO (April 24, 2019) – A talented group of young drivers have declared their intent to compete for the 2019 Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. “We’re really looking forward to this year’s Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year battle,” said Series Director, Rick Schwallie. “This great group of rising ...

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Jason Johnson Racing Eyes Backyard World of Outlaws Victory In The Midwest

DEFINING MOMENT Jason Johnson Racing Eyes Backyard Victory In The Midwest ELDON, Mo. — There wasn’t a big enough word in the dictionary to describe how Jason Johnson Racing team owner Bobbi Johnson felt when David Gravel and the team claimed their first win of the season in March at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. It was the team’s ...

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Billy Moyer Sweeps CCSDS Competition at Legit Speedway

Tour Back on Action on May 3-4 at Timberline Speedway and Ark-La-Tex Speedway West Plains, Missouri (04/20/19) – Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer hit the ground running on Saturday night and never looked back in COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil action at Legit Speedway. He started the night by setting fast time ...

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Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career

A TRUE ORIGINAL Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said. The Germantown, Tenn. native is ...

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Marriott cool under pressure in breakout USMTS triumph

VIVIAN, La. (April 12)–Not only did Hunter Marriott score his initial USMTS victory Friday night at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway, but he did it by fending off two of the most skilled drivers familiar with Gene Boyter’s high-banked speed palace in Vivian, La. In 14 USMTS main events held here over the past decade, Chris Henigan has two wins and Cade ...

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David Gravel wins World of Outlaws Arizona Desert Shootout

FOUR to ONE David Gravel claims 41st World of Outlaws victory in Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car QUEEN CREEK, AZ – April 6, 2019 – David Gravel’s first win of the season last month with his new Jason Johnson Racing team was sentimental for several reasons. His second win, Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, was no different. Not only did he ...

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Sanders tops Summit USMTS Southern Series action at Jackson

BYRAM Miss. (April 5)–Rodney Sanders saw the green flag and then proceeded to pounce on the competition Friday night at the Jackson Motor Speedway, scoring a $3,000 victory. The two-time USMTS National Champion held a comfortable lead for most of the 30-lap main event, but a caution with two laps remaining gave hard-charging Zack VanderBeek a shot at the leader. ...

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Aaron Reutzel dominates World of Outlaws SoCal showdown

SWEEP DREAMS Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown   PERRIS, CA – MARCH 30, 2019 – Aaron Reutzel wrote an eloquent ending to the eventful and riveting story of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ California swing, ending it Saturday night in similar fashion to how it began.   Last year’s Rookie of ...

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Gustin, O’Neil share King of America IX front row

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (March 22)–After two nights of incredible heart-stopping USMTS qualifying races at the Humboldt Speedway on Thursday and Friday, the fields are set for Saturday’s main events at the King of America IX Modified Nationals powered by Summit Racing Equipment. And with two nights of solid performances, two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, will be seeking ...

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Father Daughter Duo Enter the Big 10 Late Model Series for 2019

In 2018, the Big 10 Late Model Series was introduced to the lineup at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Since then, the class has lured in several talented drivers. The new class has now attracted a unique race team out of Farmington Missouri. Keith and Casey Buckley are a father-daughter duo who have been racing together at tracks all across the Midwest ...

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USMTS throws down Thursday in Texas

PETTY, Texas (March 11)–The 2019 USMTS campaign begins with a three-night excursion through Texas starting this Thursday, March 14, at the 82 Speedway in Petty. The Kennedale Speedway Park hosts the USMTS touring titans on Friday, March 15, and the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville wraps things up for opening weekend on Saturday, March 16. The 82 Speedway is a wide, ...

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Kyle Larson’s Rookie Macedo Taking Aim at His Native California Bullrings

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars Begin March Through Golden State on Friday   CONCORD, N.C. — March 4, 2019 — World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz have solidified themselves as early favorites this season, winning three of the four races this year combined. But a new favorite may emerge ...

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USMTS set for rock ’em sock ’em 2019 slate

DALLAS, Texas (March 3)–The 2019 USMTS campaign begins with a three-night excursion through Texas in March with 48 events featuring 62 nights of racing at 39 race tracks in 13 states along the road to the crowning of the next USMTS National Champion during the first weekend of November back in the Lone Star State. Along the grueling dirt road ...

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Gateway Motorsports Park presents sixth annual St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous May 10-11

February 27, 2019, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park — the home of NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis-Metro East region — will host the sixth annual St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous on May 10-11. The two-day high octane throwback party features TV star Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster of The Munsters), nostalgia drag racing, three Vegas headliner ...

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