ARCA: Veteran Hessert emerges winner at DuQuoin Mile Dirt

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It was a one lap shootout for the ages, and when the dust settled in overtime, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Tom Hessert emerged the winner of the 63rd annual General Tire GRABBER-Southern Illinois 100 Sunday night under the lights at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

ARCA: Venturini Adds Jake Griffin For Dirt Events at Springfield and DuQuoin

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CONCORD, N.C. — official team release — VMS photo — Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and Jake Griffin Racing jointly announced today the pairing for two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races in the No. 15 Toyota Camry. The Quincy, Illinois native will make his debut on Aug. 21 in the running of the Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois …

ARCA: Series Sets 2016 Bill France 4 Crown Championship Schedule

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TOLEDO, Ohio — official series release — ARCA photo — Officials from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards have released the 2016 schedule for the Bill France Four Crown championship. The Bill France Four Crown, which provides a link to the series’ roots by featuring a diverse combination of tracks in any given season, will include the New Jersey …

ARCA: DuQuoin’s Southern Illinois 100 Going Under the Lights; Will Become Night Race in 2016

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TOLEDO, Ohio – official series release — ARCA photo — Officials from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Track Enterprises and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds announced Thursday that not only will stock car racing return to the mile-dirt of DuQuoin in 2016, the race has been moved under the lights. The race will be Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. “The fair installed …

USAC Silver Crown: Doubling Down; Cockrum Goes Back to Back in Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin

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DUQUOIN, Ill. – official series release — Shane Cockrum backed up his Ted Horn 100 win from last year on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds dirt mile with a convincing victory on Sunday night in the USAC Silver Crown Championship. The local Benton, Ill., driver again pleased the partisan crowd as he led the final 33 laps on his way to …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Overcoming All Odds; Dippel Completes Racing Comeback With Successful Springfield Debut

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WALKILL, N.Y. — Story and audio by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Tyler Dippel Racing photo — There was a time during the summer months that Tyler Dippel admittedly wondered if he would be back in a race car during the 2015 season. Dippel, 15, was involved in a freak accident at Lebanon Valley Speedway on May …

POWRi: Christmas Comes Early; Saldana Claims Battle at the Center, Earns First Midget Win

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DUQUOIN, Ill. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — POWRi photo — Even though Christmas isn’t until Thursday, Joey Saldana was handed an early present Saturday night at the DuQuoin Southern Illinois Center. Saldana took the lead with five laps remaining following a crash in lap traffic that collected then-race leader Bryan Clauson and second-place running …

POWRi: Stenhouse to Compete in DuQuoin’s Battle at the Center

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DUQUOIN, Ill. — official series release — Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will return to his short-track, open-wheel roots Saturday to race in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filers on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds …

POWRi: Christopher Bell Going For 28th Victory of 2014 in Battle at the Center

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DUQUOIN, Ill. — official series release — POWRi photo — Christopher Bell will be going for his 28th season victory to close out a remarkable year in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K&N Filters on Dec. 20 at the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile in the DuQuoin State Fair’s Southern Illinois Center. Bell will be driving a Toyota-powered Bullet, …

ARCA: Enfinger Passes Season Laps Led Milestone at DuQuoin

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TOLEDO, Ohio – official release – ARCA photo — Grant Enfinger has not only put together six victories on the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, he’s also topped another milestone. By leading 183 laps in his two most recent races, Enfinger has now led for more than 1,000 laps on the season. “It was an unbelievable job …