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Swanson, Windom, Bayston Share Spotlight at Friday’s 62nd “Night of Champions” Celebration

USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Chris Windom and Spencer Bayston shared the spotlight along with other 2017 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night’s 62nd USAC “Night of Champions” celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.

Swanson, of Kingsburg, CA, Windom, of Canton, IL, and Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, earned National championships. Swanson was a third-time Silver Crown titlist, Windom a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Bayston a first-time National Midget champ.

Justin Grant of Ione, CA secured the $5,000 Mike Curb “Super License” in memory of Bryan Clauson and the $2,500 ProSource “Fast Time” Award. The former was for scoring the most National points combined in the three series, while the latter was for posting the most National fast qualifying efforts during the campaign.

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Dooling Hayward Motorsports Joins Forces with Richard Childress Racing for 2018 USAC Season and Beyond

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2017) – Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018; its 49th season as a race team.

It all began in 1970 for the No. 63 when it came into existence with the United States Auto Club (USAC).  Joe Dooling Sr., known as “Papa Joe” was awarded the No. 63 in which he took famed driver Lloyd Ruby to the Astros Grand Prix.  Since 1970 there have been many great drivers that have shared the seat of No. 63. 

In 2001 Papa Joe passed the racing torch over to his son, Joe Dooling Jr.  That year Joe hired Ed Carpenter who went on to earn the Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors.

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Ryan Newman Partners with Clauson Marshall Racing for USAC National Sprint Car Title Run; Tyler Courtney Named Driver

Indianapolis, Indiana………Clauson/ Marshall Racing, with the addition of NASCAR driver and USAC champion Ryan Newman to the team ownership role, will field veteran driver Tyler Courtney full-time on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2018.

Tyler Courtney, USAC’s Most Improved driver in 2017, moves over to the CMNR ride following a successful two-year run with TOPP Motorsports in which they teamed up for six USAC National Sprint Car feature wins.  Meanwhile, this past season, CMR was the home for Courtney’s first three career USAC National Midget victories.  For 2018, CMR’s home is where Courtney’s heart lies in the sprint car as well.

“It’s an opportunity I felt like I couldn’t pass up with the people who are going to be involved,” Courtney said.  “I don’t want to have any regrets ten years down the road for not doing it.  I talked to a lot of people who helped me make this decision.  They all said to go with my heart.  My heart is staying right here at Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing.”

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New Title Sponsor, New Venues Ring in Recharged USAC National Midget Series in 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana………A brand new title sponsor and a pair of new venues amongst a slate of popular series mainstays bring an invigorated USAC National Midget scene in 2018 with 23 events, 21 venues and nine states occupying the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship schedule.
The series has partnered with an innovative technology launching in January 2018 that rewards good drivers with great rates for car insurance, which will go hand-in-hand with benefits to the series and racers as a whole.
“P1 is the first insurance company to rate your driving skills on how you drive using smartphone technology,” USAC CEO Kevin Miller explained.  “P1 rewards great drivers and also rewards our great drivers at USAC with incentives that will enhance purses and point funds in addition to contributing to individual driver sponsorships based on activations within their app.  USAC will be promoting P1 throughout the year to a vast fan and competitor base to increase activation.  This program has the ability to dramatically impact the direction of USAC circle track dirt racing.”

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USAC Sprints Slated for 45 Events from Coast-to-Coast in 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana………Following a year of renaissance with a new breed of drivers ascending to the top of the standings, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship reloads for a 2018 schedule that includes 45 events between the months of February and November.
 
Leading off the schedule once again for the ninth-straight season is “Winter Dirt Games” at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park on February 15-16-17.  The wintertime defroster begins a season that carries with it a number of tried and true tour staples including Eastern Storm and Indiana Sprint Week.
 
Eastern Storm expands to six races for the first time with annual Pennsylvania dates at Grandview (June 14), Williams Grove (June 15), Port Royal (June 16) and BAPS Motor Speedway (June 17).  Furthermore, for the initial time, three different states will be represented in Eastern Storm with the 12th edition entering first-time USAC venues in New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway on June 18 and New York’s Weedsport Speedway on June 19.

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Knepper 55 Midget Field Nears 40; Wease, Beauchamp & Peck Enter

Du Quoin, Illinois………A “Turkey Night Grand Prix” winner, an Indiana Sprint Week feature winner and an All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner are among the latest of 38 entries, thus far, for the Saturday, December 16th “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center.
 
Billy Wease, the 2006 “Turkey Night” winner, finished 9th at Du Quoin in March’s “Shamrock Classic.” The Noblesville, Ind. driver has entered for the indoor dirt race in Amanda Wease’s No. 12w.  Brent Beauchamp has filed his entry to pilot his own No. 11 at the “Knepper 55.” Beauchamp was a 5th place finisher at Du Quoin in March and has been strong on the tough, local Indiana bullring scene in a sprint car where he is a two-time Lincoln Park Speedway champion (2012 & 2017) and captured an Indiana Sprint Week feature win at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway in 2016.  Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana is set to wheel Kenny and Reva Irwin’s No. 7K in Du Quoin.  Back in June, Peck topped the competition in an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Macon (Ill.) Speedway.
 
As entries continue to pour in daily, the field already features a talented field of champions and race winners across the board including 2016 ARCA champ and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe of Mitchell, Indiana, two-time Indiana Midget Week champ and four-time Kokomo Speedway titlist Shane Cottle of Kokomo, Indiana.

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Swanson, Windom, Bayston Celebrate USAC National Championships in Indianapolis Friday; Western Champs Celebrate January 27 in Las Vegas

USAC’s 62nd “Night of Champions” National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 8, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC’s 2017 racing series will be honored during the gala evening.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, CA earned his third USAC Silver Crown Championship while Chris Windom of Canton, IL captured the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN.

The affair will be held again this year in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI), which will be held December 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center, located just one block south of the banquet facility.

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Kyle Cummins Joins EZR for 2018 USAC Sprint Tour

Princeton, Indiana driver Kyle Cummins and team owners Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow (EZR) have partnered up to take on the full 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season.  

Previously supplying cars and engines to Chad Boespflug in 2016 and 2017, EZR now offers the same arrangement for Cummins, who will not only handle driving duties but also day-to-day maintenance from the team’s headquarters in Princeton.  Their immediate plans involve a full slate of United States Auto Club sprint car contests, plus an assortment of Midwest Sprint Car Series and local Indiana dates when their schedule allows.

Utilizing DRC chassis and Jeff Claxton engines, Kyle’s father Mark, a former Indiana sprint car standout, will serve as crew chief.  The EZR equipment will wear number 3c, continuing the team’s history of utilizing its driver’s digits as evidenced by its affiliations with Bryan Clauson (7), Tyler Courtney (23C), and Chad Boespflug (98 and 69).  Proud supporters of this effort include Debra Corn Foster Care, Vincennes University, Greenwell Auto Body, Tim Mason Re/Max Midwest Real Estate Group, AFCO Brakes, Pro Shocks, All Star Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, HRP, and Jason Keefer Racing.

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Briscoe & Cottle Headline Early “Knepper 55” USAC Midget Entries

Du Quoin, Illinois………Racing champions Chase Briscoe and Shane Cottle are among the 30, thus far, early entries for the Saturday, December 16th “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center.

Briscoe, of Mitchell, Indiana, is the 2016 ARCA champ and recently wrapped up NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors and his first series win in the finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November. Briscoe is certainly no rookie when it comes to open wheel dirt track racing where he cut his teeth before moving into the NASCAR ranks. Briscoe made his midget racing debut at the “Knepper 55” one year ago, finishing 17th. Briscoe will compete in his own No. 5 in his second “Knepper 55” appearance.

Two-time Indiana Midget Week champ and four-time Kokomo Speedway titlist Shane Cottle has entered the event for a team fielded by Daryl Saucier and Shane Hmiel. It was with Saucier for whom Cottle won his two most recent USAC Midget features, back in 2007 at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway and in 2010 at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway. In March of 2016 at the Southern Illinois Center, Cottle, of Kokomo, Ind., led 28 laps and finished second at the “Shamrock Classic” drivng for Hmiel.
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ProSource Fast Time Challenge is All Grant

On eight occasions in 2017, Justin Grant was atop the board in time trials, leading all USAC National drivers in that category to capture the season’s ProSource Fast Time Award Challenge.

Grant, of Ione, California, was the only USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver during the season to record ProSource Fast Qualifying time and win the feature in the same night, which he did in the season-opening “Winter Dirt Games” at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

Along the way, Grant was quick time on six other occasions in a sprint car at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, Lincoln (PA) Speedway, Port Royal (PA) Speedway, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway and Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Additionally, Grant was the fastest qualifier at the USAC Midget “Kokomo Grand Prix” in April.

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Versatile Grant Wins 2017 Mike Curb Super License

Justin Grant’s consistent performances in all three of USAC’s national divisions has earned him the coveted Mike Curb Super License for 2017 for which he will be awarded at the December 8 “Night of Champions” at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

Grant’s total accumulation of 4070 points in USAC’s Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget series outdistanced Tyler Courtney’s 3601 on his way to the $5000 award and a “Super License” to compete with USAC during the 2018 season.

Grant was the only driver to make a start in all 70 USAC National points races in 2017 (10 Silver Crown, 37 Sprint & 23 Midget). He also became the first driver since Tracy Hines in 2011 to finish in the top-five of the point standings in all three series during a single year (4th in Silver Crown, 2nd in AMSOIL National Sprint & 5th in National Midget). Grant, along with Courtney, were the lone two to win feature events in all three divisions in 2017.

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Bell Outduels Larson in “Turkey Night” Thriller at Ventura

Ventura, California……… Thanksgiving is the day each year when we take a little extra time to realize how fortunate we are.

For those in attendance at Thursday’s “Turkey Night Grand Prix,” the realization quickly came to how thankful we are to have witnessed Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson duking it out against each other for 98 laps in USAC Midgets at Ventura Raceway.

The three official lead changes listed in the box score aren’t indicative of the back-and-forth battle these two titans waged with sliders being exchanged like currency on both ends of the racetrack.

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Turkey Night Live on Speed Shift TV Both Wed. & Thurs.!

Ventura, California………Both nights of the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” from Ventura Raceway will be LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/.
“Turkey Night” from the seaside oval begins Wednesday, Nov. 22 with a full program featuring the USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars, plus an open practice for midgets.  The following night, Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23, will once again include the sprint cars as well as the prestigious, 98-lap midget race.
At press time, a hefty field of 52 drivers have entered for the famed midget race, which includes heavy hitters such as past “Turkey Night” winners Dave Darland (2007 & 2013), Kyle Larson (2012 & 2016), Christopher Bell (2014) and Tanner Thorson (2015), plus 2017 USAC National Midget winners Justin Grant, Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney, Michael Pickens, series point leader Spencer Bayston and Chad Boat as well diverse racing standouts Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe among many others.

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“Turkey Night” Midget Pre-Entry List Hits 52!

Ventura, California………The midget entry list for the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway.  Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets.
 
Among the 52 entries, four past winners have signed up: Dave Darland (2007 & 2013), Kyle Larson (2012 & 2016), Christopher Bell (2014) and Tanner Thorson (2015) as well as 23 contenders for the Don Basile “Rookie of the Race,” including Tyler Courtney, Justin Grant and Chase Briscoe.
 
“Turkey Night” begins Wednesday, Nov. 22 with a full program featuring the USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars, plus an open practice for midgets.  The following night, Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23, will once again include the sprint cars as well as the prestigious, 98-lap midget race.

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Bradford USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Race Results

Hull Wins DMA Finale; Championship to Christensen

Bradford, VT……..Will Hull of Plainfield, Vt. won Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Speed2 DMA Midget points finale, passing Joe Krawiec on lap six and leading the rest of the way. Jeff Horn took second ahead of Krawiec, John Heydenreich, and newly-crowned series champion Dean Christensen.

USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 23, 2017 – Bradford, Vermont – Bear Ridge Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Seth Carlson, 2, Matczak-14.399; 2. John Heydenreich, 22, Givens-14.456; 3. Dean Christensen, 69, Miller-14.500; 4. Joe Krawiec, 1B, Miller-14.513; 5. Will Hull, 3, Matczak-14.536; 6. Jeff Horn, 1A, Mossman-14.548, 7. Derek O’Hearn, 5, Matczak-14.621; 8. Manny Dias, 42, Dias-14.630; 9. Adam Whitney, 12, Whitney-14.777; 10. Alex Rose, 11, Rose-14.825; 11. Jeff Champagne, 77, Champagne-14.876; 12. David Moniz, 9, Moniz-14.951; 13. Bobby White, 68, White-15.045; 14. Robert Spino, 64, Spino-15.222.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Will Hull, 2. Jeff Horn, 3. Joe Krawiec, 4. John Heydenreich, 5. Dean Christensen, 6. Adam Whitney, 7. Derek O’Hearn, 8. Manny Dias, 9. Jeff Champagne, 10. Bobby White, 11. Seth Carlson, 12. David Moniz, 13. Alex Rose. NT

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Bacon to Pull Quadruple Duty in Saturday’s 4-Crown at Eldora

Rossburg, Ohio………Brady Bacon has thrown his hat into the ring to pull quadruple duty in this Saturday’s 36th “4-Crown Nationals” at Eldora Speedway.

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take part in all four legs of the “4-Crown” where he will compete in USAC’s Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint, and National Midget divisions as well as with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Bacon has secured rides in Fred Gormly’s No. 199 Silver Crown Car, the Dooling/Hayward Motorsports No. 63 USAC Sprint Car, the FMR Racing No. 76m USAC Midget and the Bacon/Marshall Motorsports No. 99 wing sprint car.

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Darland Declared Driver of 2nd Thomas Midget for Saturday’s 4-Crown

Rossburg, Ohio………Dave Darland, one of the most decorated drivers in the history of the United States Auto Club now has a ride in all three USAC National divisions for this Saturday’s 36th “4-Crown Nationals” at Eldora Speedway.

The Lincoln, Indiana USAC Triple Crown champ has been tabbed to drive in the USAC National Midget portion of the program in a second car fielded by Brian Thomas as a teammate to driver Tyler Thomas.

Darland had previously secured rides for Saturday’s event in a USAC Silver Crown car for Phillips Motorsports and a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car ride for Mark Hery.

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Bacon Goes with Gormly for Saturday’s 4-Crown Champ Car Run at Eldora

The most dominant USAC Silver Crown team at the “4-Crown Nationals” over the past three years has come out of Fred Gormly’s RPM Auto Enterprise stable. This Saturday, September 23 in the 36th running of the event at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway, two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ Brady Bacon will take his turn to become Gormly’s fourth different winner in as many years when he makes his debut in the team’s No. 199.

Bacon, a 2014 winner of the USAC Sprint Car portion of the “4-Crown,” has made two previous Eldora Silver Crown starts, both for Paul Martens’ Oklahoma-based team. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native driver finished 5th in 2015 and 4th in 2014 in each of his pair of starts.

Gormly’s team, however, has yet to finish outside the “top-one” at Eldora over the past three years. Jerry Coons, Jr. won for the team in 2014, followed by dominating, flawless performances by Christopher Bell (2015) and Chris Windom (2016), which he used to clinch the Silver Crown driver’s title a year ago. Continue reading ‘Bacon Goes with Gormly for Saturday’s 4-Crown Champ Car Run at Eldora’

A USAC Racing Feast: 36th 4-Crown Nationals Arrive at Eldora Saturday

Only one event brings together USAC’s best of the best from a variety of disciplines. Only one event brings all three of USAC’s national divisions together at one venue. Only one event showcases what race fans could only dream of: a racer’s delight featuring a pit overflowing with the baddest racing machines on planet earth.

All converge on Eldora Speedway this Saturday night, September 23rd for the 36th running of the “4-Crown Nationals” – a grand event that’s seen its share of heroes instantly become legends at this fabled dirt track stadium. You could say to win one of these is a feather in a driver’s cap or, in this case, a prong on their crown.

At press time, the only one anticipated to go for all four crowns is Brady Bacon. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native picked up a sprint car win on this weekend under the sunshine on his way to the series title in 2014.

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Bradford USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Race Results

Krawiec Wins at Bear Ridge

Bradford, VT……..Joe Krawiec of Bristol, Conn. won Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Speed2 DMA Midgte race at Bear Ridge Speedwya. He led the final 14 laps after passing Manny Dias on lap 12. Seth Carlson finished second, ahead of Dean Christensen, Adam Whitney and Derek O’Hearn.

USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 9, 2017 – Bradford, Vermont – Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Manny Dias (#42 Dias), 2. Will Hull (#3 Matczak), 3. Joe Krawiec (#1b Miller), 4. Shilo Boyce (#10 Haskell), 5. Bobby White (#68 White), 6. Robert Spino (#64 Spino). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Seth Carlson (#2 Matczak), 2. Derek O’Hearn (#5 Matczak), 3. Dean Christensen (#69 Miller), 4. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 5. Jeff Horn (#A1 Mossman), 6. Mark Cole (#6x Cole). NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Joe Krawiec, 2. Seth Carlson, 3. Dean Christensen, 4. Adam Whitney, 5. Derek O’Hearn, 6. Manny Dias, 7. Will Hull, 8. Jeff Horn, 9. Mark Cole, 10. Shilo Boyce, 11. Robert Spino. NT

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“#GYATK NIGHT” Kokomo USAC AMSOIL Sprint (SE) Results: Aug. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR “Special Event” RACE RESULTS: August 23, 2017 – Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway – “#GYATK Night”

QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.727; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 5B, Briscoe-12.838; 3. Dave Darland, 40, Hery-12.864; 4. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.922; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.951; 6. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-12.962; 7. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.983; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-12.991; 9. Tyler Thomas, 17GP, Dutcher-13.067; 10. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-13.081; 11. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-13.164; 12. Clinton Boyles, 98, Boyles-13.194; 13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-13.247; 14. Brady Short, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.275; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-13.294; 16. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.305; 17. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-13.332; 18. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-13.347; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.405; 20. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.490; 21. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, One More Time-13.512; 22. Brian Karraker, 23, Karraker-13.763; 23. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.770; 24. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.841; 25. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.861; 26. Josh Cunningham, 3, Cunningham-13.988; 27. Travis Welpott, 18w, Welpott-14.033; 28. Jake Scott, 4s, Scott-14.056; 29. Jamie Frederickson, 58, Frederickson-14.122; 30. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-14.132; 31. Colten Cottle, 1RL, Lambertson-14.200; 32. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-14.281; 33. Paul Dues, 87, Dues-14.475; 34. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-14.632; 35. Colin Parker, 4H, Scott-14.643; 36. Mario Clouser, 6, MCM-14.760; 37. Scotty Weir, 17G, On The Gass-14.786; 38. David Hair, 44, Hair-14.868; 39. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-14.959; 40. Ben Phillips, 4, Phillips-14.967; 41. Kody Swanson, 2E, Epperson-15.315; 42. Parker Frederickson, 34, Frederickson-15.613; 43. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.270; 44. Steve Hair, 51, Hair-22.874.

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Belleville USAC National Midget Results

USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 4, 2017 – Belleville, Kansas – Belleville High Banks – 40th “Belleville Midget Nationals”

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.373; 2. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.390; 3. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-17.511; 4. Ryan Robinson, 21, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.625; 5. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-17.627; 6. Holly Shelton, 67k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.641; 7. Justin Grant, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-17.663; 8. Brayton Lynch, 1k, RKR-17.664; 9. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-17.689; 10. Tanner Carrick, 71k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.773; 11. Shane Golobic, 17w, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-17.780; 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-18.020; 13. Scott Hatton, 1, Hatton-18.144; 14. Jeff Stasa, 91s, SBR Motorsports-18.286; 15. Matt Johnson, 85, Central Motorsports-18.589; 16. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-18.650; 17. Ryan Oerter, 43, RKO Management-19.266; 18. Collin Rinehart, 20, Rinehart-20.153; 19. Zach Middleton, 43a, RKO Management-20.182; 20. Robert Bell, 71-1/2, Bell-20.662; 21. Ashley Oerter, 16, RKO Management-21.679; 22. Randy Oerter, 48, RKO Management-21.846; 23. Cody Brewer, 96, Central Motorsports-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Thorson, 3. Carrick, 4. Robinson, 5. Hatton, 6. Goodwin, 7. Middleton, 8. Randy Oerter. 2:21.20

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Golobic, 2. Bacon, 3. Bayston, 4. Lynch, 5. Stasa, 6. Ryan Oerter, 7. Bell. 2:23.14
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Perfect Sunshine Night for Courtney in Moberly’s USAC Return

Moberly, Missouri………Over the course of 140-plus years of Major League Baseball, there’ve been 23 different pitchers who’ve thrown a perfect game. The perfect 300 bowling game is celebrated as one of the highest achievements in all of sport. A few times per year, you’ll hear of an NFL quarterback who scored a perfect 158.3 rating.

Less heralded is the perfect race. There’s so many variables, obstacles and outside influences in auto racing that can play interference on each corner and each lap, it’s nearly impossible to accomplish. Plus, in auto racing, there are no points systems or judges to determine what a “perfect” score is.

In a 30-lap USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race, perfection is an expectation. On Sunday night in the series’ first trip to Randolph County Raceway since 1989, Tyler Courtney was just about as perfect as you can be, staving off pressure from Brady Bacon down the stretch to win his third series feature of the year.

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Lakeside USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Results: July 29, 2017

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – Kansas City, Kansas – Lakeside Speedway

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-16.438 (New Track Record); 2. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-16.597; 3. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.751; 4. Riley Kreisel, 90, Smith-16.809; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.851; 6. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-16.851; 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-16.994; 8. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.049; 9. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-17.161; 10. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-17.168; 11. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-17.239; 12. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-17.444; 13. Ryan Kitchen, 21, Kitchen-17.654; 14. Brandon Stevenson, 0, Stevenson-17.657; 15. Rob Caho, Jr., 78, Caho-17.898; 16. Steve Thomas, 20, Thomas-18.025; 17. Patrick Budde, 90x, Budde-18.462; 18. Terry Richards, 18R, Richards-18.843; 19. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-18.866; 20. Mike Sosebee, 50LP, Sosebee-NT; 21. Chris Morgan, 81A, Goams-NT.

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Bacon Turns in K.C. Masterpiece at Lakeside

Kansas City, Kansas………One of the statistics bandied about in the week leading up to Saturday night’s USAC return to Lakeside Speedway was the fact that the most accomplished drivers in the sport, more often than not, seem to rise to the occasion when the venerable club visits the Kansas City, Kansas oval.

Coming into the event, 13 of the 17 drivers who had won USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car features at the old Lakeside Speedway half-mile and the newer Lakeside Speedway 4/10-mile were either USAC National champions or National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees.

One of those names absent from the list entering the Saturday night was Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon. The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champ came within a lap of stamping his initials on that list in 2016. One year later, though, redemption was on his mind as he led all 30 laps to score his first triumph at Lakeside.

On the start, Bacon jumped ahead from the pole while third-place starter, young Riley Kreisel stepped into second. Right off the bat, though, a campfire broke out underneath the hood of Bacon’s ride as a trail of smoke clouded the sky behind him. No harm, no foul, though, as it was merely a little overflow spilling out of the oil tank. Bacon glanced down at the oil pressure gage and reassured that everything was perfectly fine from his vantage point.

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Santos’ Silver Crown Resurgence Rolls into Ohio Friday for Toledo’s 50th USAC Event

Toledo, Ohio has been a home to USAC racing dating back to the club’s inception in 1956. Over the past six decades, no driver has won more USAC races in the “Glass City” than did hometown hero, Rollie Beale, who won five USAC Sprint Car races on the half-mile, high-banked paved oval between 1971 and 1976.

However, this Friday night, July 28, at Toledo’s Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness “Rollie Beale Classic,” one driver has an opportunity to do something not even the great Beale was able to accomplish, nor anyone else for that matter.

Bobby Santos snagged a USAC National Sprint Car victory in 2006 and a National Midget win in 2009, but another checkered flag this Friday would send him into a stratosphere of his own. A win would make him the only driver to win in all three USAC National divisions at Toledo.
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USAC Sprint Car Season’s 2nd Half Gets Hot Start in Kansas/Missouri this Sat./Sun.

As the sun sets on the month of July, through the smoke, the rain, and the shine, the figurative flagman has displayed the crossed flags on another spectacular racing season.

Or perhaps, like Punxsutawney Phil, the flagman has seen his own shadow, indicating the season still has several weeks and months remaining until the winter doldrums set in.

In either case, the view has become clearer and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship picture has been framed with a group of contenders who have separated themselves from the rest of the field.

This coming weekend, those contenders rise to the forefront in a pair of races that can spring a team into harmony or find a team tumble into a sea of disarray.

After a flourishing July for some and a rough-and-tumble July for others, drivers and teams must pull out their compasses to either maintain their course or rediscover the correct path in order to get themselves back on track. Up, down, east or west, destiny lies ahead this weekend when USAC’s stars are put to the test.

Saturday night, July 29th, the USAC Sprints return for its now annual visit to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The surfaces may have changed over the years from pavement to dirt, but the 4/10-mile oval has routinely provided its share of memorable moments.

Rocklin, California’s Robert Ballou lived up to his “Madman” moniker over the last couple of years, taking his first USAC National Sprint Car victory at the track in 2015 when he carved up the field like a Thanksgiving Day turkey above the cush on his way to one of his 13 wins that season and his first series title.

One year later, Ballou once again dominated to score the win on night one of the doubleheader. One night later, Thomas Meseraull’s car caught fire during a red flag period. T-Mez stayed in his machine and stayed on the throttle to extinguish eventual series champ Brady Bacon’s lead coming to the white flag and closing out his second and final win of 2016.

It’s been quite a long-time since the USAC National Sprint Cars have made the trek to Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway, site of this Sunday night’s series return. 28 years to be exact! In the lone visit back in 1989, Rich Vogler and the Hoffman Auto Racing team pulled off a rarity with each winning their only career wing sprint car feature under the USAC banner. It was the Hoffman team’s first of four victories in the “Show-Me State” at four different tracks, a list that also includes I-70 Speedway, I-44 Speedway and Lake Ozark Speedway.

Current Hoffman shoe, Chad Boespflug, aims to be the one to get the fifth for the Hoffmans this Sunday. The Hanford, California native has one win this season and recently regained his racing mojo in the latter half of Indiana Sprint Week after a tumultuous June.

Only two drivers stand in front of Boespflug in the latest standings – Justin Grant and Chris Windom. Ione, California’s Grant leads St. Louis resident Windom by 23 points heading into this weekend’s pair of races. Grant’s season-long stranglehold on the point lead relented for a single race during “Indiana Sprint Week” following Bloomington, but Grant made a surge back to the front a night later at Tri-State where he maintains his advantage.

Following his capture of the ISW title, Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas, Jr. holds down the fourth spot while Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney secures fifth.

Saturday night at Lakeside, the pit gate opens at 4:30pm while spectator gates open at 5pm. Cars hit the track at 6:45pm. (Times Subject to Change). Adult general admission tickets are $20. Seniors (65+), Military, Seniors and Students with proper ID can get in for just $15 while Children (ages 12 & under) are FREE! Suite passes are $25 and pit passes are $30.

Sunday night at Randolph County, front gates open at 4pm with on-track activity set for 5pm. (Times Subject to Change). Adult general admission tickets are $25 (Buy one, get one FREE!). Teens 13-17 are $10 while kids 12 & under are FREE!

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Sources: Richie Murray/USAC PR

Ballou Bags Putnamville Finale; Thomas Takes Indiana Sprint Week Title

Putnamville, Indiana………Separated by just 23 points entering Sunday night’s Indiana Sprint Week presented by Camping World feature at Lincoln Park Speedway, Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Robert Ballou each knew what was on the line.

Win the race and the points will take care of themselves is the motto you’ll often hear, but as the race wore on, the two ISW title contenders would find themselves on two separate paths: Ballou with a stranglehold up front and Thomas attempting to overcome a tumultuous beginning that, at one point, had him teetering on the edge of squandering the title.

Ballou maintained his presence at the front for all but the first lap to score his second USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship victory of the season while Thomas, having to finish eighth or better, thrived in the final eight-lap stretch to finish a hard-fought fifth to win the ISW points title, a feat he came so close to accomplishing in 2013 when he led the standings entering the final race of the series before seeing it slip away, something he wasn’t going to let happen this time around despite a turbulent road to get there.

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Putnamville AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Race Results

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 16, 2017 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Indiana Sprint Week” – Presented by Camping World

PROSOURCE/B & W AUTO MART QUALIFYING: 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-12.594; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.628; 3. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.638; 4. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-12.643; 5. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-12.662; 6. Aaron Farney, 15F, DCT-12.675; 7. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.774; 8. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-12.790; 9. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.814; 10. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-12.849; 11. Ryan Bernal, 17GP, Dutcher-12.886; 12. Kody Swanson, 2E, Epperson-12.909; 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 21K, Krockenberger-12.928; 14. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-12.966; 15. Thomas Meseraull, 5B, Briscoe-12.995; 16. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-13.013; 17. Dave Darland, 17x, Dutcher-13.065; 18. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.081; 19. Tyler Thomas, 04, Burton-13.106; 20. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.163; 21. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.181; 22. Jon Stanbrough, 77, Wingo-13.220; 23. Nate McMillin, 24m, McMillin-13.372; 24. Joe B. Miller, 51B, Miller-13.545; 25. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. B.Short, 3. Coons, 4. Boespflug, 5. K.Thomas Jr., 6. T.Thomas, 7. Cummins, 8. Stanbrough. 2:10.33

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hodges, 2. Darland (#17x), 3. Bernal, 4. Courtney, 5. Andretti, 6. Stockon, 7. Grant, 8. McMillin. 2:11.08
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Carlson Leads All 20 to Win at Bear Ridge

Bradford, VT……..Seth Carlson of Brimfield, Mass. led all 20 laps to win Saturday night’s 20-lap “double points” USAC Speed2 DMA Midget race at Bear Ridge Speedway. Derek O’Hearn finished second ahead of Joe Krawiec, Adam Whitney and Jeff Horn.
USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: July 15, 2017 –  Bradford, Vermont – Bear Ridge Speedway – “Shirley &  Mickey Bruleigh Memorial”
      FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Manny Dias (#42 Dias), 2. Will Hull (#3 Matczak), 3. Jeff Horn (#A1 Mossman), 4. Mark Cole (#6x Cole), 5. Jake Higginson (#46 Johnson), 6. Derek O’Hearn (#5 Matczak). NT
      SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Seth Carlson (#2 Matczak), 2. Joe Krawiec (#1B Miller), 3. Alex Rose (#11 Rose), 4. Dean Christensen (#69 Miller), 5. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 6. Jeff Champagne (#10 Haskell). NT
      FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Seth Carlson, 2. Derek O’Hearn, 3. Joe Krawiec, 4. Adam Whitney, 5, Jeff Horn, 6. Dean Christensen, 7. Mark Cole, 8, Jake Higginson, 9. Will Hull, 10. Jeff Champagne, 11. Alex Rose, 12. Manny Dias. NT

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