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2020 INDIANA MIDGET WEEK SLATE SET

Speedway, Indiana………Indiana Midget Week enters its 15th year in 2020 with a new look with the addition of Paragon Speedway as the opener to the star studded six-straight nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing June 2-7.   On Tuesday, June 2, the tricky quarter mile of Paragon, located just a little less than an hour southwest of Indianapolis, ...

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2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Speedway, Indiana (December 2, 2019)………The 33rd annual Indiana Sprint Week schedule will feature seven races in a nine-night span between July 24 and August 1 at seven familiar Hoosier-state venues on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail.   The 2020 ISW schedule includes seven distinct tracks with a rich history and unique characteristics ...

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LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ventura, California (November 29 2019)………Nearing halfway of Friday night’s 98-lap feature at California’s Ventura Raceway while running fifth, Kyle Larson nearly saw his Turkey Night Grand Prix end in shambles after biking hard into turn one. Somehow, someway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native regained his footing, kept his foot on the throttle and carried ...

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COLWELL FASTEST IN TURKEY NIGHT PRACTICE

Jesse Colwell (#71) was the fastest in Wednesday’s Turkey Night midget practice at California’s Ventura Raceway. (Rich Forman Photo)       By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Ventura, California (November 27, 2019)………Jesse Colwell made his very first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget start at Ventura Raceway one year ago.   One year later, he’s gotten his 79th Turkey ...

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THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR LARSON AT BAKERSFIELD

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Bakersfield, California (November 23, 2019)………Kyle Larson became the first driver in 16 years to win back-to-back USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget features in the state of California on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, picking off Michael Pickens for good on the 11th lap and commanding the final 20 laps to score his third series ...

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LARSON LOOTS $32,000 PAYDAY AT HANGTOWN 100

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Placerville, California (November 20, 2019)………Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson’s most cherished racing moments. It’s the place he made his first sprint car start.  It’s the place he won his first sprint car race.  It’s the place he describes as his “home track.” Now, he can chalk up another memorable ...

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GIO CASHES IN ON NIGHT #1 OF HANGTOWN 100

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Placerville, California (November 19, 2019)………It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget.   Just last weekend, the Fresno, Calif. native broke into the top-10 for the first time with the series in his fifth start, a ninth-place ...

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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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LATE-RACE HEROICS NET COURTNEY LEFFLER MEMORIAL WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Wayne City, Illinois (October 17, 2019)………Big track or small track, Tyler Courtney has seemingly excelled at venues of all dimensions throughout the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season. Thursday night at the smallest track on the campaign, the 1/8-mile Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois, Courtney delivered his second-straight late-race heroic ...

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JASON LEFFLER MEMORIAL RACE PREVIEW

Wayne City, Illinois (October 14, 2019)………Four past winners are in this year’s lineup for the sixth running of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Jason Leffler Memorial this Thursday night, October 17, at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois.   Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, Okla.) enters as the reigning race winner at 1/8-mile dirt bullring in southern Illinois.  He ...

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Terre Haute Action Track Cancels Day #1 Of Wabash Clash; Saturday World Of Outlaws Still On Day #2

Terre Haute Action Track

(Terre Haute, IN) For the second year in-a-row, Mother Nature has nixed the Friday night portion of the Wabash Clash at the Terre Haute Action Track.  The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the DIRTcar Modifieds were scheduled to be on track.  The Saturday portion, featuring the World Of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and DIRTcar Modifieds, is still ...

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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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DIRTcar Modifieds Set For Wabash Clash Doubleheader

Two Full Shows On The Docket October 11-12 (Terre Haute, IN) The Terre Haute Action Track, in Terre Haute, Indiana, has just two nights of racing left.  Those two nights are big ones, Friday and Saturday, October 11-12 with the 2nd annual Wabash Clash, featuring USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, World Of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, and the ...

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ABREU DOUBLES DOWN AT JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville Speedway

By Brendan Bauman – Picking up where he left off just one night ago, Rico Abreu Racing found himself in victory lane with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars Delivered by Morrow Brothers Ford. But it wasn’t without a battle with Buddy Kofoid, who started from the pole in the 25 Lap A-Main. Kofoid quickly found the top side ...

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COURTNEY CLAIMS THRONE IN 4-CROWN MIDGET MAIN

  By: Richie Murray – USAC Media   Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019)………Tyler Courtney had all the right moves in Saturday night’s 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.tv USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature, but when you’re amidst a high-speed game of chess on the banks of Eldora Speedway, you’ve got to have all the right moves at just the ...

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