USAC: No. 1 is No. 1 in Bubba Raceway Park Sprint; Ballou Wins During Winter Dirt Games VII

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OCALA, Fla. — official series release — Chris Seelman photo — Putting the champion’s No. 1 on his Ballou Motorsports Maxim, reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series kingpin Robert Ballou led all 30 laps to win Friday night’s Winter Dirt Games VII feature for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series at Bubba Raceway Park. The Rocklin, Calif., driver started on …

USAC: 2016 Schedule for Western States Midgets Revealed, Featuring 15 Races & Nine Tracks

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — USAC’s Western States Midget Series schedule reflects 15 events at nine venues in the Golden State. Placerville Speedway hosts the March 23 opener while the series season comes to a close at the 76th Turkey Night Grand Prix which unfolds this year on Nov. 24 at the Ventura Raceway. Turkey Night returns to Ventura …

USAC: Inaugural USAC Micro Sprint National Championship Launched for 2016 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — The United States Auto Club has a new addition to its racing portfolio. USAC announced Wednesday the introduction of the USAC Micro Sprint National Championship, in which drivers will compete within their region and against drivers from other regions throughout the United States, to determine a national champion. The series features several dates at Keller …

USAC: Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway to Host Round Three of PA Midget Week

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NEWMANSTOWN, Pa. — official series release — Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will host night three of the four-race Pennsylvania Midget Week slate with the USAC National Midget Series stopping at the eighth-mile track on Aug. 16. “We are beyond excited and proud to host an event of this magnitude,” said Lanco President Jim Harrington, Jr. “We know what a …

USAC: Pennsylvania Midget Week Expands to Four Nights in 2016 With Addition of Susquehanna

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NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. — official series release — Pennsylvania Midget Week has expanded to four nights with the addition of an Aug. 14 race at Susquehanna Speedway. The four-race swing includes Monday (Aug. 15) and Wednesday (Aug. 17) night races at Path Valley Speedway Park and Lincoln Speedway, while Tuesday night’s venue remains to be finalized. Rico Abreu swept both Pennsylvania races …

USAC: Ballou, Swanson and Hines Honored During 2015 USAC “Night of Champions”

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Jeremey Rhoades photo — USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Robert Ballou and Tracy Hines shared the spotlight along with other 2015 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night’s 60th USAC Night of Champions celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif.; Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif.; and Hines, of New Castle, …

USAC: Mean Green Cleaning Products Back as Primary Sponsor of Hoffman Team in 2016

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LOVELAND, Ohio – official team release — Chris Seelman photo — Mean Green cleaner and degreaser will return as Hoffman Auto Racing’s primary sponsor for the 2016 racing season. “We are thrilled that Mean Green cleaner and degreaser has decided to return as our primary sponsor,”  said HAR president and team owner Richard Hoffman. “In 2015 we won seven USAC National Sprint Car races, …

USAC: Ambitious 47-Race Calendar Unveiled for 2016 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Chris Seelman photo — The most ambitious schedule of AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races in recent history has been released for 2016, including traditional events and new facilities spanning the American landscape. Opening with the exciting Winter Games VII at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida in February and concluding with the Oval Nationals …

USAC: 23 Races, Four New Venues Highlight 2016 Honda USAC National Midget Series Calendar

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Rich Forman photo — Twenty-three dates have been announced for the USAC National Midget series’ 2016 calendar, with four venues set to host their first USAC National Midget race. The season kicks off on the dirt, indoors, on March 19 at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, Ill. The facility has played host to …

WEST: Justin Grant Scores Maiden West Coast USAC 360 Win at Tucson’s USA Raceway

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TUCSON, Ariz. – official series release — Wide Open Racing Media photo — Justin Grant opened the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series portion of the Western World Championships on Thursday night at USA Raceway with his first-career win with the two collaborating series. The Ione, Calif., driver capitalized on the misfortune of early …

USAC: Plane Crash Claims Life of Two-Time National Sprint Car Champion Tony Elliott

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WARSAW, Ind. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Seelman photo — Two-time AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series champion Tony Elliott was one of four people killed in a small plane crash Friday on the shore of Lake Hartwell, just off the Georgia/South Carolina state line and about 20 miles outside of Clemson University. He …

USAC Sprints: First Time for Everything; Stockon Breaks Through at Kokomo in Smackdown Preliminary

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KOKOMO, Ind. — official series release — David Nearpass photo — It was an excited victory lane on Friday night at Kokomo Speedway as Chase Stockon held off Dave Darland to win the Sprint Car Smackdown IV preliminary 30-lapper, scoring his first career win at the quarter-mile track. Stockon made it two wins on the season in the season aboard …