USAC Sprints: Smackdown Feature Washed Out at Kokomo

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KOKOMO, Ind. — official release — Gordon Gill photo — Rain washed out the opening night of Sprint Car Smackdown III Thursday night at Kokomo Speedway following heat race action. The three-night event will continue Friday night. Dave Darland was the fast qualifier for the 35-car field with a 12.791-second lap of the quarter-mile dirt track. C.J. Leary and Chase Stockon …

USAC Pavement Midgets: Austin Prock Grabs Win at Kalamazoo

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – official release — Austin Prock won Saturday night’s 40-lap Honda USAC Pavement Midget Series race at Kalamazoo Speedway co-sanctioned by STARS. Prock took the lead from Nick Wagner on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps in his Tony Stewart Racing/JEG’s Beast/Mopar. Nick Baran finished second ahead of Tyler Trainor, Jim Anderson and Tyler Baran.

USAC Silver Crown: Tony Bettenhausen 100 Rained Out

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – official release — The USAC Silver Crown Series’ Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Springfield Mile sprung a leak on Saturday. Rain forced postponement of the event before polesitter Tracy Hines could lead the field to the green at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Hines, Kody Swanson, Bobby East, Dave Darland and Bryan Clauson were the five fastest qualifiers. …

USAC Southwest: Mike Martin Breaks Through with Freedom Tour Win in Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. – official release — TWC photo — It had been much too long for his taste. Mike Martin finally broke back into victory lane by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series “Freedom Tour” main event atop the three-eighths-mile 81 Speedway. It wasn’t all that easy though, as Martin had to fight for …

USAC Midgets: Second No More for Rico Abreu; Kunz Driver Wins Belleville Midget Nationals

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BELLEVILLE, Kan. — official release — Rico Abreu made it very clear after his runner-up performance on Thursday that he was tired of finishing second in the Saturday finale of the “Belleville Midget Nationals” after ending up there the last two years. The St. Helena, Calif., pilot used a mid-race slider for the lead and was flawless riding the rim …

USAC Silver Crown: Swanson Rolls to Victory at Belleville; Grabs Third Win of Season

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BELLEVILLE, Kan. — official release — Ken Simon photo — Silver Crown Series point-leader Kody Swanson continued his dirt dominance of this season as he took his third win Friday night in the “Hustle on the High Banks” at the Belleville High Banks. Swanson rallied from as deep as seventh to steal the win late in the race, running strong …

USAC Midgets: Bryan Clauson Opens Kansas Swing with Big Win in Chad McDaniel Memorial

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BELOIT, Kan. — official release — Lonnie Wheatley photo — Bryan Clauson used a mid-race restart to sneak past Zach Daum for the lead and eventual victory in Tuesday’s fifth annual Chad McDaniel Memorial at Solomon Valley Raceway. Clauson moved to eighth on his own with his 32nd all-time Honda National Midget win and his second of the season. Michael …

USAC Sprints: Clauson Takes Control of Indiana Sprintweek; Wins Second of Week at Bloomington

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — official release — David E. Heithaus photo — Bryan Clauson will take the point lead into the final night of Indiana Sprintweek after his second victory of the week Friday night at Bloomington Speedway. Clauson used a late-race restart to pass Hunter Schuerenberg en route to his fourth win of the year in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – …

USAC: Ricky Stenhouse Returning to Silver Crown Competition

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – official release — NASCAR photo — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will return to the USAC Silver Crown Series when the tour visits Memphis Int’l Raceway on June 29. The Olive Branch, Miss., native will drive a USAC Silver Crown Series car for RE Technologies. Stenhouse is no stranger to MIR as he started racing go-karts at the tri-oval …

USAC: Field Prepping For Eastern Storm

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. – official release — The eighth Eastern Storm Presented by RW and Partners hits Pennsylvania and New Jersey June 3-8 as five tracks host the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars. Thanks to the generous continuing “Eastern Storm” support of RW Motorsports of Lederach, Pa. and its participating partners, drivers will compete for point fund bonuses in addition to …