USAC: Weather Forces Kokomo Midget Cancellations

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SPEEDWAY, In. — official series release — Kokomo Speedway photo — This weekend’s “Kokomo Grand Prix” for USAC’s National Midget Championship races at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway have been cancelled due to inclement weather. There is no re-schedule of this event planned. “We are disappointed that the weather has intervened, producing conditions not conducive for racing for race fans or …

USAC Midgets: Indiana Midget Week Kicks Off June 10 at Gas City; Hines Assumes Points Lead

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GAS CITY, Ind. — official series release — Tracy Hines Racing photo — The Honda USAC National Midget Series resumes June 10 as the 2015 edition of Indiana Midget Week gets underway at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway. Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. is the new series point leader as he continues his pursuit of the final leg of …

USAC Midgets: Peck Combats Engine Trouble During USAC Kokomo Grand Prix

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KOKOMO, Ind. – official release — TeeJay Crawford photo — Another night battling tough breaks told the tale for Justin Peck’s bid at the Kokomo Grand Prix on Saturday night. The USAC event at Kokomo Speedway has become one of the more prestigious early-season events in midget racing, and 30 drivers signed in to take their crack at the legendary …

USAC Midgets: Opening Night of Kokomo Midget Grand Prix Washed Out

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KOKOMO, Ind. — official series release — Extremely wet grounds and flooding have forced a cancellation of Friday’s opening night of the 2015 Kokomo Midget Grand Prix Honda USAC National Midget event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Favorable forecasts are prevalent for Saturday’s scheduled race at the quarter-mile dirt oval and that event remains on the calendar. The Kokomo Midget Grand Prix serves as the …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Austin Nemire Looking For Holiday Redemption, Future Success

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Bill Miller photo — Austin Nemire is coming back to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for this year’s 17th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne both looking for redemption and looking to the future. Nemire finished sixth on the opening night …

USAC: 2014 National Champions Honored in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Jeremey Rhoades photo — USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Brady Bacon and Rico Abreu shared the spotlight along with other 2014 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night’s 59th USAC Night of Champions celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Abreu, of Rutherford, …

USAC Midgets: Victory Bell Rings In 74th Turkey Night Grand Prix; Abreu Claims National Midget Title

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PERRIS, Calif. — official release — Doug Allen photo — Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports had much to celebrate on Thursday night after a dominant season ended with Christopher Bell winning the 74th Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway and Rico Abreu clinched his first Honda Midget Series National Championship. Ronnie Gardner closed out his second-straight Honda Western Midget title. “We …

USAC Midgets: Hines Claims Western World Championships Opener at Canyon

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PEORIA, Ariz. — official release — TWC/Canyon Speedway Park photo — Tracy Hines picked up his first Honda National Midget win of the year in Thursday’s opener to the “Western World Championships” at Canyon Speedway Park. The New Castle, Indiana veteran — who sits 7th on the all-time National Midget win list — notched his 35th career victory. Hines started …

USAC HPD: Madera, Orange County On Tap for HPD Midgets

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official release — TriadSportsCoverage.com photo — A busy Saturday awaits USAC HPD Midget racing fans, as the Eastern series heads to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. while the Western Pavement series returns to Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Scott Hunter leads the Eastern series to Rougemont and Shawn Buckley sits atop the Western standings going into Madera. Matt Lundstrom of Concord, N.C. …

USAC/CRA: Bell Rings at Calistoga; Wins USAC/CRA Sprint Feature

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CALISTOGA, Calif. – official release — Christopher Bell passed Ryan Bernal on the 24th lap and led the rest of the way to claim Saturday night’s 30-lap Louie Vermeil Classic AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series race at Calistoga Speedway in his Roth entry. The race featured five official lead changes as Bell was trailed by CRA point leader Damion Gardner, …