USAC: Thorson Rallies Again At Tri-City; Wins Gold Crown Opening Night

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While it may not become as famous as Danny Sullivan’s “Spin and Win” during the 1985 Indianapolis 500, Tanner Thorson’s “Half Spin and Win” performance on Thursday’s opening night of the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway was certainly a victory he won’t soon forget.

USAC Midgets: Doing It the Hard Way; Thorson Rallies for Gold Crown Midget Nationals Victory at Tri-City

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. — official series release — Allen Horcher photo — Tanner Thorson was the overwhelming favorite to win Saturday’s $10,000-to-win, 40-lap Gold Crown Midget Nationals finale at Tri-City Speedway after winning the dash to earn the pole, but he didn’t take the easy route to win it. After bouncing over the cushion on lap 23 and flattening his right-rear tire, …

POWRi: Darren Hagen Grabs Tri-City Loot; Wins Third Lucas Oil National Midget Race of 2015

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PONTOON BEACH, Ill. — official series release — POWRi photo — Darren Hagen utilized a late race caution and the longest way around the racing surface at Tri-City Speedway to capture his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015 Friday evening. Austin Brown started on the pole, sharing the front row with Zach Daum.  Daum was involved …

USAC Midgets: Gold Crown Midget Nationals Washed Out

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. – official release — The sixth annual Gold Crown Midget Nationals has fallen to the elements as continuing rain, wet grounds and predicted low temperatures in the St. Louis area have conspired to force cancellation of the remaining two nights of the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series race weekend at Tri-City Speedway. The Honda USAC National …

UMP LM: Moyer Jr. Scores in St. Louis Showdown Opener; Banks $10,000 at Tri-City

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. — official release — Billy Moyer Jr. banked $10,000 for winning the opening round of the St. Louis Showdown for UMP late models Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. Moyer started outside the front row and held off eighth-starter Brian Birkhofer to cash the winner’s check. Tim Manville, Jason Feger and Billy Moyer completed the top five. The …

MOWA: Abreu Grabs Illinois Sprint Week Victory at Tri-City

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. — official release — Mark Funderburk photo — California open-wheel ace Rico Abreu came on strong at the end of the race and won Thursday night’s Illinois Sprint Week feature at Tri-City Speedway. Abreu took the lead late in the race and drove his No. 24 to victory in the Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n-sanctioned event at the …