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I-55 USAC Sprint River Town Showdown Rained Out

Due to heavy rainfall throughout the night and continued precipitation this morning, the Saturday, May 20 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car “River Town Showdown” at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri has been cancelled.

Advance tickets purchased for the “River Town Showdown” at both Tri-City and I-55 will be refunded.

The series returns to action this Wednesday night, May 24, for the 47th running of the “Tony Hulman Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The “Hulman” kicks off a huge week for USAC racing in the state of Indiana that continues with the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Thursday, May 25 and the “Carb Night Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. on Friday, May 26.

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Tri-City USAC Sprint/Midget Doubleheader Cancelled Due to Forecasted Rain

Due to forecasted rains throughout the evening tonight and early afternoon Friday, the May 19 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Midget doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois has been cancelled.

Night two of the “River Town Showdown” featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars this Saturday night, May 20, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri is still on as scheduled.

Pit gates for Saturday night open at 3pm. Gates open at 4pm and cars are on track at 6pm.

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River Town Showdown Races on Fri.-Sat. to Be Streamed On Speed Shift TV

This coming weekend’s “River Town Showdown,” featuring heart-pounding USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget action on the Illinois/Missouri border, can be seen LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/.

On Friday, May 19, May the Showdown begins at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois with the first USAC National Sprint/Midget doubleheader held at the same track on the same night since 2010.

Watch as Tanner Thorson looks to make USAC history as he aims to join Rich Vogler as one of two drivers in series history to win six in a row at the same track. Vogler won six straight at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track between 1983 and 1986. Thorson has won the last five at Tri-City, including a complete sweep of the “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” in 2015 and 2016.
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River Town Showdown Border War Brings USAC to Illinois and Missouri

In 1804, Lewis and Clark departed from the eastern edge of the Mississippi River to begin their expedition of the newly-acquired land to the west.

Two-hundred and thirteen years later, names like Justin Grant, Chad Boespflug, Chris Windom and Robert Ballou depart their homelands to explore uncharted and long-lost lands with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship while Tanner Thorson, Brady Bacon, Spencer Bayston and Jerry Coons, Jr. navigate toward the Arch for their annual trek to the Illinois/Missouri state line for a USAC National Midget clash at the river.

The first stop of the “River Town Showdown” brings a USAC National Sprint Car and National Midget doubleheader to one track for one night for the first time since 2010 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois.

Tri-City has become a traditional stop for the USAC National Midgets over the past several years. Even though Tanner Thorson claims Minden, Nevada as him hometown, he may as well have claimed a second permanent residence in Granite City, Illinois where he has spent his last five visits to the three-eighths-mile dirt oval in victory lane.

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Tickets for USAC Sprint Car River Town Showdown in Illinois and Missouri Now on Sale

USAC fans will receive a free event T-shirt by purchasing a weekend pass to attend back-to-back nights of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing on the Illinois/Missouri border at the “River Town Showdown” presented by iRacing on May 19-20 at Tri-City Speedway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!

By visiting https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-river-town-showdown-may-19–20 now, you can reserve your seats for both races for $50 and receive a t-shirt, or get ahead of the game and purchase your seat for either one of the two races for $25 each.

The Friday, May 19th date at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois marks the 20th visit by the USAC National Sprint Cars since their debut at the track 50 years ago, in 1967, that was won by Greg Weld. However, it will be the first trip by the series since Josh Wise’s score in 2006.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals 2017 Schedule

Two of the Most Challenging Schedules in the Motorsports Industry
 
Concord, NC- April 27, 2017– The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals 2017 schedule promises a summer of hot action on the track. The tours’ schedules mirror each other for all but one race during their 32 consecutive days on the road. The two touring Series embark on one of the most gruesome schedules in the motorsports industry as they will travel across eight-states– including Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio- in four-and-a-half weeks with back-to-back racing nearly every night. The Late Model Series will take a break from racing only three times in 32 days, and the Modifieds will take four.
 
Every year the Series’ swing through June and July proves to be mentally and physically trying on drivers and their teams, preserving through their passion and dedication to the sport. The 2017 DIRTcar Summer Nationals and the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will kick off at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IL on June 14.

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World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rained Out at Riverside

Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz Rescheduled for May 3
CONCORD, NC. – April 21, 2017 – Due to morning thunderstorms today, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is postponing the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR. The Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3.
All advanced reserved seating tickets for the event will be honored for the rescheduled date on May 3. Fans who purchased tickets for pickup at will call can obtain those tickets on race day.  Advanced reserved seating tickets are still available by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will resume racing Saturday, April 22 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO. For LIVE coverage of the Spring Classic from Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, visit dirtvision.com.

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Rico Abreu the Strongest Man in Ironman 55 Win

Becomes the sixth different event winner and 16th series winner of the season

PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 6, 2016 – Rico Abreu proved to be the strongest man Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as he powered forward and battled to the lead scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker.

Abreu, a NASCAR Truck Series regular, slipped back to fifth early but battled back into the top three after a lap 26 restart. He worked his way around the No. 9 of Daryn Pittman then set his sights on the No. 49 of Brad Sweet. Sweet bobbled coming off of turn four and Abreu raced past him onto the front straight.

Through traffic, the then leader Kerry Madsen lost ground to Abreu and Sweet. On lap 38 Abreu threw a slider on Madsen through turns three and four, but Madsen held. What commenced though was a two-lap, three-way battle for the lead. Abreu eventually got around and through restarts, traffic and a brush with the wall on the final lap, Abreu cruised to the Ironman 55 win.

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Gravel Battles Rain, Restarts for Prelude to the Ironman Win

Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season

PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 5, 2016 – Neither rain nor restarts could dampen David Gravel’s Friday night as he dominated the Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and scored his second straight and seventh overall World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Off-and-on light rain fell on the 1/3 mile, bullring in Pevely, Mo. throughout the feature, but Gravel was the class of the field in his No. 5 Big Game Treestands machine. Multiple restarts hit in the middle of the 35-lap main event, but Gravel held off the competition behind and cruised to the finish. He has led the last 75 laps of World of Outlaws competition.

“We’re really rolling right now,” Gravel said in victory lane. “It was a really fast race track around the top and the rain made the top even better and tighter as the race went on… We’ve won a rain-shortened race so you don’t want to get too many of those. You want to earn them. You needed that 35-lap workout because 55 laps tomorrow is going to be tough, for sure.”

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National Midgets Head to Federated Auto Parts Raceway for Ironman Weekend

Belleville, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series will head to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Friday, August 5th for the Prelude to the Ironman and Saturday, August 6th for the Ironman 55. Running in conjunction with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, this will be POWRi’s first appearance at the high-banked 1/3rd mile in 2016, after the earlier scheduled show was cancelled due to rain. In 2015 fans saw Tanner Thorson take the checkers for the Prelude to the Ironman, while Thomas Messeraul cleaned house in the Ironman 55 finale.

Heading into the Ironman weekend, Zach Daum holds a narrow 60 point lead over Tanner Thorson for the quest to become the 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion. Spencer Bayston is in third, 120 points out of the lead. Justin Peck holds fourth, while Jake Neuman rides in fifth. Carson Macedo continues to lead over Holly Shelton and Brayton Lynch for POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Rookie of the Year honors.

In POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series competition, Grady Chandler has a slim 10 point lead over Steven Shebester. Blake Edwards is in third, 520 points out of the top spot, while Jason McDougal is in fourth, 80 points behind Edwards. Kade Morton holds fifth.
All midget teams and their families’ member or non-member will pay a reduced pit pass price of $30.00. Please let them know at the pit pass booth that you are with a POWRi midget team.
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Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next week at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway

PEVELY, Mo. – April 30, 2016 – Rain and heavily saturated grounds at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 have forced the cancellation of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event scheduled for today.

The event will not be rescheduled.

Fans who purchased advance tickets have several options available to them. Tickets can be converted to Ironman 55 weekend (Aug. 5 and 6) tickets at face value. They can be converted to 2017 Spring Classic tickets. Or tickets can be exchanged for another event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to include the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event on July 2.
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Thorson Deflects Bell, Earns Prelude to the Ironman Victory

Saturday, August 7th – Pevely, MO – The series’ first appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway since 2008, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada survived a grueling battle with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Christopher Bell to earn his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015, taking the “Prelude to the Ironman.”

Thomas Messeraul of San Jose, California led the field to green in the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis with Zach Daum to his outside.  Daum would take the jump on the initial start, only to be called back for the spun machine driven by Andy Malpocker.  Relining up, Thorson would lead the first lap from third while running the bottom, as Messeraul took to the extreme top.  With three laps complete, the red would come out for Andy Malpocker who clipped the outside wall in turn one, going for a ride.  Malpocker would be alright, but his machine would find itself on the business end of the wrecker.

Coming back to green, Messeraul would try to challenge Thorson by again using the furthest way around the race track.  On lap five, Austin Prock would clip the outside wall in turn one, almost identical to Malpocker, and flip hard.  Prock would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event.  Thorson would get a nice jump on the restart as Messeraul again wasted no time and took straight to the top side of the track.  With eight laps in the books, the action would be interrupted as Austin Brown’s Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis slowed entering turn one.  Brown would enter the work area and then restart at the tail.

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Thorson Deflects Bell, Earns Prelude to the Ironman Victory

Saturday, August 7th –  Pevely, MO – The series’ first appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway since 2008, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada survived a grueling battle with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Christopher Bell to earn his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015, taking the “Prelude to the Ironman.” 
Thomas Messeraul of San Jose, California led the field to green in the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis with Zach Daum to his outside.  Daum would take the jump on the initial start, only to be called back for the spun machine driven by Andy Malpocker.  Relining up, Thorson would lead the first lap from third while running the bottom, as Messeraul took to the extreme top.  With three laps complete, the red would come out for Andy Malpocker who clipped the outside wall in turn one, going for a ride.  Malpocker would be alright, but his machine would find itself on the business end of the wrecker. 
Coming back to green, Messeraul would try to challenge Thorson by again using the furthest way around the race track.  On lap five, Austin Prock would clip the outside wall in turn one, almost identical to Malpocker, and flip hard.  Prock would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event.  Thorson would get a nice jump on the restart as Messeraul again wasted no time and took straight to the top side of the track.  With eight laps in the books, the action would be interrupted as Austin Brown’s Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis slowed entering turn one.  Brown would enter the work area and then restart at the tail. 

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