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Brian Tyler Wins Tony Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield Mile!!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SPRINGFIELD MILE! Springfield, IL-(August 20)-Brian Tyler now has to buy another cow for his farm in North Carolina as the transplanted Michigan driver names each animal after a  Silver Crown victory.  The former USAC Sprint car champion led the last 86 laps of the 50th Tony Bettenhausen 100 to victory coming from the ...

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Modified Cars Return To Springfield Mile After Five Year Absence

It’s been five years since the open wheel UMP Modified Stock Cars raced on the Illinois State Fair oval and excitement looms as the area short track machines return to the World’s Fastest One Mile dirt track August 20 for the first running of the Illini Dash. The Illini Dash is the second leg of the Modified Mile Triple Crown ...

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50th Tony Bettenhausen 100 at Illinois State Fair May Help Decide USAC Title

Twelve Illinois Drivers Could Dot Entry List Springfield, IL August 14, 2011-The golden edition of the Tony Bettenhausen 100 has serious implications for the Traxxas championship in the fortieth anniversary of the USAC Silver Crown Series. Veteran Jerry Coons,  Jr. and second year driver Tanner Swanson come into the August 20 event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in a dead ...

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Youth & Skill v. Experience & Treachery In Sunday’s Allen Crowe 100 at Illinois State Fair

Springfield, Galesburg Natives Could Find Winner’s Circle There is a saying that “old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill”. Whether that’s a Chinese proverb, Vulcan axiom or simply something an old guy made up, it doesn’t matter. That statement will get a stern test this Sunday in the 49th Allen Crowe 100 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s ...

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Points chase ends at La Salle; Plenty of action still scheduled

By: Betty Glynn La Salle, IL – Saturday night marked the final points chase race at La Salle Speedway for the 2011 season. In the four regular divisions, the championship leaders were secure in their quest coming into the last night of action. In the Late Model and Open Wheel Modified classes the leaders were ahead by thirty points. The ...

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Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge Tonight!

(Bill W) August 9, 2011 – The place to be is the Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company tonight at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa!  Racing is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., and drivers are already descending upon Osky for their shot at $15,000 in the highest paying one-night non-wing show in the world! Defending ...

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POWRi Midgets, 600cc Micros race Wednesday in Arnie Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2011)—POWRi’s Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will race in the 20th annual Arnie Knepper Memorial on Wednesday (Aug. 10) at Belle-Clair Speedway. Knepper was one of the best drivers ever from the St. Louis area. The Belleville native won five Midget championships in St. Louis Auto Racing Association from ...

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Brady Bacon Sweeps USAC Knoxville Non-wing Nationals!

by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 7, 2011 – With another great crowd on hand, Brady Bacon was without peer at the third running of the USAC Knoxville Non-wing Nationals on Sunday night at the Knoxville Raceway.  Bacon posted quick-time, won his heat and the feature.  It was the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver’s first win at a track ...

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Stewart wins 21st Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals!

By Stacy Ervin Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart made it back to back wins by winning the 21stAnnual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. The win came in the Lucas Oil ASCS sanctioned event at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, August 6. It was his third win in this event. In victory lane, he noted this seemed like the slowest 25-lap race ...

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POWRi Midgets, 600cc Micros race Wednesday in Arnie Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2011)—POWRi’s Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will race in the 20th annual Arnie Knepper Memorial on Wednesday (Aug. 10) at Belle-Clair Speedway. Knepper was one of the best drivers ever from the St. Louis area. The Belleville native won five Midget championships in St. Louis Auto Racing Association from ...

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SPRINT CARS HEAD FOR VALLEY SPEEDWAY AUGUST 14

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars are headed to Missouri August 14 for their inaugural appearance at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley. It marks the first Show-Me State appearance of the USAC series since 2006 and the first for USAC Sprint cars in the Kansas City area since 2001 races at Lakeside Speedway won by Tony Elliott and J.J. Yeley. ...

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Valley Speedway special on Friday, August 5th!

Joslin’s Jewelry is sponsoring a Specail Friday stock car show at Valley August 5th with $1,000 to win A Mods, $500 to win B Mods, $500 to win Street Stocks and trophies for the Dirt Demons. Fan Gates open at 6pm with hot laps at 6:30, Heat races at 7 and features at 8. The top drivers in the country will be at Valley Speedway ...

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PICKENS DUELS LOYET FOR POWRI VICTORY AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Felker, Bruce get wins as 2 drivers flip out of the ballpark (Peoria, IL) New Zealand driver Michael Pickens captured his second consecutive Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series event as the series made its’ inaugural appearance at Peoria Speedway Saturday night. Pickens,  a three-time New Zealand and two-time Australian Speedcar Super Series champion, survived a hard-fought battle with 2-time ...

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New Zealand’s Pickens wins POWRi/BMARA Midgets, Beckinger takes 600cc Outlaw Micros at Fayette County Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, Ill. (June 3, 2011)—New Zealand’s Michael Pickens led all 30 laps en route to a runaway feature victory Friday in a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series/Badger Midget Auto Racing Assocation co-sanctioned event at Fayette County Speedway. Pickens, a three-time New Zealand and two-time Australian Speedcar Super Series champion, started on pole next to two-time POWRi champion Brad Loyet. ...

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Coons takes Hoosier 100

Indianapolis, IN )May 27)-Add Tucson, Arizona’s Jerry Coons Jr. to the impressive list of winners of the Hoosier Hundred held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The 2008 USAC Silver Crown champ gained his first 100-mile dirt track win at the historic oval by holding off repeated challenges from defending USAC Silver Crown champion Levi Jones to place his name alongside ...

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Hmiel Hoosier 100 Grand Marshal Honoring 30th Anniversary of Rice’s 1981 WIn!!!

Indianapolis, IN (May 26)-With less than 24 hours before the 2011 Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the staff at Track Enterprises takes a look back at the 1981 race and the win of Larry Rice. 2010 winner Shane Hmiel, injured in an accident at Terre Haute last October, serves as the Grand Marshal on the 30th anniversary of ...

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Gardner Takes Two Out Of Three at Ocala! Kyle Bronson takes UMP Modified win!

OCALA, FL-  For the third consecutive night, fans crowded into the historic Ocala Speedway to see white hot action from the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series and the UMP Modifieds, as part of the Second Annual Bubba Army National Sprint Car Winter Games.  The night’s races wrapped up the 2011 version of the Ocala speedway Winternationals, and also marked ...

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Gardner and Mathews Win First Night Races at Ocala Speedway

OCALA FL- Near perfect weather greeted a huge crowd of excited fans as Ocala Speedway hosted the opening night of the Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals, featuring the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series. Twenty nine wingless sprint cars took on the southeast’s toughest 3/8ths mile on Thursday night, and as expected the D shaped oval claimed a victim or ...

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