USAC: Clauson Conducts Solomon Valley Clinic; Wins Second Chad McDaniel Memorial

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Bryan Clauson’s magical 2016 season found the way to victory lane again on Wednesday night, as he became the first two-time winner of the Chad McDaniel Memorial for the USAC National Midget Championship at Solomon Valley Raceway.

USAC: Boat Cruises to First-Career National Midget Win in Jefferson County Debut

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FAIRBURY, Nebraska — In the USAC Midget National Championship’s return to the state of Nebraska after a nine-year hiatus, Chad Boat broke through in his 65th series start, leading the final 19 laps to take his first series victory in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Jefferson County Speedway. The Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder program was USAC’s first ever visit to the …

USAC: Clauson Takes 23rd Win of 2016 in National Midget Finale at the Ditch

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Bryan Clauson overcame an engine change, fought lingering mental uncertainty, and when all was said and done, he took home the trophy from Saturday night’s 40 for Shorty USAC National Midget Series feature at Riverside Int’l Speedway.

USAC: Thorson Tames The Ditch; Wins Inaugural National Midget Stop at Riverside

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Tanner Thorson became the first repeat winner of the USAC National Midget Championship season, using a sensational turn-three slide job on lap 11 to scoot past Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Carson Macedo and claim victory in the series’ first visit to Riverside Int’l Speedway.

USAC: Larson Tops Indiana Midget Week Opener; Passes Thorson for Montpelier Win

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Kyle Larson doesn’t get the chance to jump behind the wheel of a USAC midget as often as he once did due to his NASCAR commitments, but on Tuesday night in the 12th annual Indiana Midget Week opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway, Larson looked as if he never left the open wheel ranks.

USAC: Golobic Grabs First Career National Midget Win Indoors at DuQuoin’s Shamrock Classic

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DUQUOIN, Ill. — official series release — Neil Cavanah photo — Shane Golobic wasn’t content on just running the bottom, so he went to the high side. As a result, he was able to pass leader Shane Cottle on lap 34 and pull away on a late green-white-checkered to win his first USAC Midget National Championship feature during Saturday night’s …

USAC: Midgets Gearing Up for Indoor Return; Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin On Tap

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DUQUOIN, Ill. – official series release — The USAC Midgets go indoors for the first time since 2007 this Saturday night, Dec. 19, as the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds plays host to the inaugural Junior Knepper 55. The 55-lap, non-points USAC special event honors the famed car owner Walter “Junior” Knepper, who fielded …

USAC: Byrd Family Announces Inaugural Jonathan Byrd’s Indy Challenge for USAC Midget Teams

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Seven USAC Midget races in 2016 form the nucleus of the inaugural Jonathan Byrd’s “Indy Challenge,” which affords unprecedented career opportunities to USAC participants and opens the avenue to compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis brothers David and Jonathan Byrd have constructed a unique format for their challenge, which finds seven races in USAC’s …

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 …

MIDWEST: Eldora Speedway Offering $100,000 Bonus for Four Crown Nationals Sweep

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ROSSBURG, Ohio – official track release — Eldora Speedway has always awarded big money and the 35th Four-Crown Nationals are no different. The track announced Wednesday that a $100,000 bonus will be awarded to a driver who wins all four races in the historic event. For the first time since 2007, the Four Crown will have four races on Saturday, Sept. 24, …

USAC Midgets: Happy Thanksgiving for Thorson; Young Gun Wins 75th Turkey Night Grand Prix

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PERRIS, Calif. — official series release — Doug Allen/PAS photo — Young Tanner Thorson bested his Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates to win the 75th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Meanwhile, Tracy Hines closed out his full-time racing career by clinching the Honda USAC Midget National Championship by 18 points over Thorson, joining the …

USAC: Hines Completes Career Triple Crown; Wraps Up First National Midget Title at Perris

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PERRIS, Calif. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Photo courtesy Spike Chassis — While Tanner Thorson was celebrating the win in Thursday night’s 75th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix, Tracy Hines climbed from his car relieved at being able to celebrate his own piece of history at Perris Auto Speedway. The 43-year-old veteran from New …