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Grant and McGhee Stay On a Tear with Early Season Roll

Since Justin Grant and Sam McGhee Motorsports joined up in August of 2016, the pair has seen their level of success soar to a new stratosphere.

When the two knocked down a non-sanctioned win in their first race together at Bloomington Speedway eight months ago, then followed it up with two-straight top-three finishes at the Badlands, you just had the feeling this was a dream pairing in the making.

When their formation resulted in a dominating performance at Eldora Speedway’s “4-Crown Nationals” last September, you just knew this dream was becoming a reality.

In the 16 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts the 26-year-old Grant and McGhee, the 17-year-old mechanical prodigy, have teamed up, they’ve earned an average finish of 3.7. This year alone, that average has peaked to its current 2.3 through six starts, which includes a season-opening victory at “Winter Dirt Games” in Ocala, Florida.

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USAC Weekly Rewind 03/02/2017

Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida hosted the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars last weekend for the annual Winter Dirt Games VIII. The first night fell to rain. Justin Grant won the season opener and Hunter Schuerenberg won on February 25.

[Photo Gallery] by Dave Higgins

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Schuerenberg Escapes to Victory Lane in Winter Dirt Games VIII Finale

Ocala, Florida………A seventh-place starting position and a 360 degree spin at the midway point was not enough to deter Hunter Schuerenberg on the path to a “Winter Dirt Games VIII” victory Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park.

The 27-year-old Sikeston, Missouri native steadily moved his way toward the front of the field throughout the 30-lap event before surging into the lead with seven laps remaining to collect his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victory in nearly three years since a 2014 victory in McCool Junction, Nebraska as well as his ninth career series triumph, joining Mario Andretti and Robbie Stanley for 47th on the all-time list.

At the drop of the green, though, outside front row starter Thomas Meseraull held the point, fending off a furious challenge from previous night’s winner Justin Grant and defending USAC Silver Crown titlist Chris Windom for the first pair of laps.

[Photo Gallery] by Dave Higgins

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Ocala USAC Amsoil National Sprint Results: Feb. 25, 2017

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 25, 2017 – Ocala, Florida – Bubba Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VIII”

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Carson Short, 21, RCM-13.955; 2. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-14.056; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.072; 4. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-14.083; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.138; 6. Thomas Meseraull, 21x, Pollock-14.178; 7. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-14.239; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2, Roof Bolt-14.264; 9. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-14.279; 10. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-14. 325; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.365; 12. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-14.374; 13. Max McGhee, 4J, 4J Motorsports-14.398; 14. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-14.403; 15. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-14.425-14.425; 16. Jerry Coons, Jr., 20N, Nolen-14.477; 17. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.492; 18. Aaron Farney, 15F, DCT-14.511; 19. Shane Cottle, 44, Pace-14.704; 20. Jeff Bland, Jr., 17GP, Dutcher-14.716; 21. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.782; 22. Joe Liguori, 44D, Staab-14.964; 23. Rob Caho, Jr., 78, Caho-14.965; 24. Dallas Hewitt, 16, Kaser/Seeling-15.179; 25. Frank Carlsson, 20, Carlsson-16.468; 26. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.044.

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Grant the Top Gun on Night One of Winter Dirt Games VIII

Ocala, Florida………Justin Grant’s most recent visit to Bubba Raceway Park prior to Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship 2017 season-opener ended in heartbreak.

One year later, despite late-race contact that nearly spelled disaster for the Ione, California native, the 26-year-old Grant swiftly exorcised those demons to capture night one of “Winter Dirt Games VIII.”

Since joining forces last August, Grant and the Sam McGhee Motorsports team have been stellar in USAC competition. In a mere seven starts, the combo has already amassed five top-five finishes and their first two series victories together: last September’s “4-Crown Nationals” at Eldora Speedway and now at the three-eighths-mile, D-shaped speedway in Ocala, Fla.
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Ocala USAC Amsoil National Sprint Results: Feb. 24, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 24, 2017 – Ocala, Florida – Bubba Raceway Park – “Winter Dirt Games VIII”

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-13.683 (New Track Record); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2, Motsinger-13.731; 3. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.839; 4. Max McGhee, 4J, 4J Motorsports-13.913; 5. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-13.958; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.981; 7. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-13.992; 8. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-14.045; 9. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.053; 10. Carson Short, 21, RCM-14.060; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.097; 12. Shane Cottle, 44, Pace-14.171; 13. Thomas Meseraull, 21x, Pollock-14.211; 14. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-14.318; 15. Jerry Coons, Jr., 20N, Nolen-14.355; 16. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-14.366; 17. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.393; 18. Aaron Farney, 15F, DCT-14.433; 19. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-14.580; 20. Dallas Hewitt, 16, Kaser/Seeling-14.612; 21. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.709; 22. Jeff Bland, Jr., 17GP, Dutcher-14.751; 23. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse-14.848; 24. Rob Caho, Jr., 78, Caho-15.056; 25. Joe Liguori, 44D, Staab-15.142; 26. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.204; 27. Frank Carlsson, 20, Carlsson-16.371.

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Winter Dirt Games Night One Falls to Rain; Races Still On Schedule for Friday, Saturday

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Ocala, Florida………Thursday night’s “Winter Dirt Games VIII” opener featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Bubba Raceway Park has been cancelled due to persistent heavy rain at the track and a forecast for continued rain throughout the afternoon and night.

“Winter Dirt Games” continues as scheduled Friday night, February 24 and Saturday night, February 25 at the 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt oval in Ocala, Fla. On Friday night, the pit area opens at 5pm, front gates open at 6pm and hot laps at 7:15pm. Racing is set to begin at 8pm. On Saturday night, the activities begin one hour earlier. The pits open at 4pm, front gates open at 5pm and hot laps at 6:15pm. Racing is set to begin at 7pm. Tickets each night are $20 for children 11-15, $30 for adults and $40 for a pit pass.

If you can’t make it to the track in-person, make sure to catch both nights of action LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/!
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Reutzel Ventures to Volusia after Strong Ocala Finish

CLUTE, Texas (February 15, 2017) – It will be new territory for Aaron Reutzel this week as the Clute, TX, racer takes to the lightning-fast, ½-mile Volusia Speedway Park clay oval for five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition beginning on Wednesday night.

The five-night run at the Barberville, FL, track not too far away from Daytona Beach includes two nights of All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday followed up by the opening three rounds of 2017 World of Outlaws Sprint Car action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“I’ve never been there, so it’s all new to me right now,” the 2015 ASCS National champion commented of Volusia Speedway Park.  “I know I have a good motor and we’re usually good on big tracks, so we’ll see.”

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Schatz Goes Two for Three in All-Star Action

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Opens 2017 with Hot Start in Florida

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11, 2017
Series: Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions
Location: Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida

Winners: Thursday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
Friday Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
Saturday – Kerry Madsen of Big Game Motorsports

TSR Results:     Thursday – Started 7th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps
Friday – Started 4th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Sunday – Started 1st, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz opened the 2017 Sprint car season with a pair of victories and a runner-up finish in the Arctic Cat All-Star Sprint Car Series (ASCoC) sanctioned sixth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

Schatz, the eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, led a star-studded field into action Thursday night and executed a thrilling final-lap pass aboard the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J to pick up his first triumph of the season. The Fargo, North Dakota racer made it two straight Friday with a late-race surge into the lead, but his bid for a weekend sweepSaturday night came up just short when he lost the lead late in the race. 

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Reutzel Begins 2017 Effort at Bubba Raceway Park

CLUTE, Texas (February 8, 2017) – Another full season of racing is about to fire off for Aaron Reutzel as the Clute, TX, racer is set to take on the All Star Circuit of Champions in this weekend’s trio of events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

While Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team set sights on a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship in three years after capturing the 2015 title, a full dose of Florida action is on tap first as Reutzel embarks on an ambitious schedule of more than 80 events.

“We’ve always got around there pretty good, we just haven’t always had the greatest luck,” Reutzel relates.  “We won an ASCS race there a couple of years ago and were leading one All Star race when we had engine problems.  Hopefully, we can have a little luck on our side and get 2017 off to a good start.”

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DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modified Florida Schedule Released

Approved 2016 tires announced

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 9, 2015 – DIRTcar Officials announced today the 2016 Florida schedule for the DIRTcar UMP Modified Series and the DIRTcar Late Model Series.

A diverse schedule of 17 events at four Florida tracks highlights the 2016 Florida tour for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. The schedule is anchored by DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park where drivers will compete for the coveted $5,000-to-win Gator Championship.

The DIRTcar Late Model Series will kick-off its season at North Florida Speedway before taking on DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park for three nights. The series joins the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for six events at Screven Raceway February 12 and 13, Bubba Raceway Park February 14 and Volusia Speedway Park February 18, 19, and 20.

DIRTcar officials also confirmed the 2016 tire plan outlining a 12-month conversion with specific approved tires for the 2016 Florida Tour.

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2016 Florida Sprint Car Openers Set at Ocala

Race fans and teams can begin planning their 2016 USAC racing calendars with the announcement of the February 18-20 “Winter Dirt Games VII” AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

An open practice on February 17 precedes the three-night racing program at the 3/8-mile dirt track which has hosted the USAC Sprint Car openers the past five years.

Ironically, the winner of the Ocala series opener the past two years has gone on to claim the AMSOIL USAC National Championship and current point leader Robert Ballou opened the 2015 campaign with an Ocala victory.

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Bacon, Hoffman Open Title Defense at Ocala this Week

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Dynamics, Inc. open defense of their 2014 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship this week as the “Winter Dirt Games VI” begins Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

The team will try to add to Hoffman Auto Racing’s all-time series record of 86 feature wins as the six-race “Winter Dirt Games VI” follows the Ocala openers with a trio of races Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.

Bacon, who won last year’s opener at Ocala and has eight career wins, posted 14 podium finishes on his way to the 2014 title. He will pilot the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Williams Mopar in the Florida tour.

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$5,000 East Bay “Triple Crown Challenge” Posted

East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. has posted a $5,000 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep all three AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features there February 26-27-28. In addition, a driver who wins two of the three would win an extra $500.

The “East Bay Triple Crown Challenge” highlights the final three rounds of the 2015 “Winter Dirt Games VI” which opens this weekend (Feb. 19-20-21) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

It wouldn’t be the first Florida USAC Sprint “sweep.” In 2010 Damion Gardner won both races held at East Bay. The next year he won two of three at Ocala and in 2012 he won another race at Ocala. In 2013 Tracy Hines won two of three at Ocala.

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Reutzel Takes on All Stars in Ocala

CLUTE, Texas (February 4, 2015) – It’s new territory for Clute, TX, Sprint Car driver Aaron Reutzel.

Reutzel is set for his first racing action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car as he also makes his first start with the All Star Circuit of Champions, the traveling Sprint Car series recently acquired by NASCAR star Tony Stewart.

This weekend’s All Star set at Ocala, scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, marks the first of three Florida weekends for Reutzel with ASCS National action kicking off at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on February 19-21 before moving up I-75 to Bubba Raceway Park on February 27-28.

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