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 …

USAC Silver Crown: Strong Illinois Contingent Looking for Victory in Tony Bettenhausen 100

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — TeeJay Crawford photo — Illinois will be well represented in the August 22 Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The event is round eight of the 2015 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series. Continuing a tradition dating all the way back to 1934, the annual auto racing spectacular unfolds on the one-mile dirt …

USAC Silver Crown: New Look, Timetable On Tap for Annual Before the 500 at LOR

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Tracy Hines Racing photo — The 2015 Day Before the 500 will sport a new look and feel this year as Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, located in nearby Brownsburg, Ind., hosts one of America’s most traditional motorsports events May 23. The USAC Silver Crown cars will make their debut in the event, which switches …

USAC Silver Crown: Hamilton Heads to Toledo With High Confidence to Kick Off 2015 Silver Crown Season

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DANVILLE, Ind. — official team release by Zach Tasker — Toledo Speedway photo — On Friday May 1, the open wheeled warriors of the USAC Silver Crown Series will do battle at the Toledo Speedway in Ohio for the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic, and Danville, Ind. native Kyle Hamilton is relishing the chance to compete on the half-mile paved …

USAC Silver Crown: Hamilton Making Move Back to Dirt; Plans Silver Crown Assault in 2015

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DANVILLE, Ind. — official team release — Kyle Hamilton Racing photo — 22-year-old open wheel standout Kyle Hamilton plans to run in the USAC Silver Crown Series for the 2015 season. The Purdue University student is looking to make his mark on one of the world’s most prestigious short track racing series with 6R Racing. Hamilton has multiple wins in …

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 Silver Crown: 11-Race 2015 Schedule Announced For Silver Crown Cars at PRI Show

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INDIANAPOLIS — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — USAC photo — Officials from the United States Auto Club (USAC) announced Thursday during the PRI Trade Show that an 11-race slate of some of the most historic and fastest pavement and dirt tracks will make up the 2015 schedule for the USAC Silver Crown Series. Highlights on …

USAC: Sprint, Midget and Silver Crown National Rookies of the Year Announced

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — John Potter photo — Caleb Armstrong, Jarett Andretti and Kevin Thomas Jr. have been selected to receive USAC National Rookie of the Year honors Dec. 12 at the 59th USAC Night of Champions celebration in Indianapolis, Ind. Shane Cockrum will also be honored as the 2014 USAC Most Improved Driver. The affair is again being …

USAC Silver Crown: Iowa Speedway to Host Silver Crown Event in 2015; Ends Three-Year Absence

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NEWTON, Iowa – official release — Photo courtesy Iowa Speedway — The USAC Silver Crown Series will return to Iowa Speedway during the 2015 season. The event, scheduled for June 20, 2015, will mark the first USAC Silver Crown Series event at Iowa Speedway since the 2012 Casey’s General Stores USAC Challenge race. “The Silver Crown Series has a long, …

USAC Silver Crown: Coons Inherits Four Crown Victory at Eldora Following Armstrong Penalty

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ROSSBURG, Ohio – official release — Travis Branch photo — Caleb Armstrong crossed the finish line first, but it was Jerry Coons, Jr. who outlasted all challengers to close the Eldora Speedway Four Crown Nationals with a win in Sunday afternoon’s Silver Crown race at the half-mile. Coons’ seventh series win came aboard the Fred Gormly – RPM Enterprise #98 …

USAC: 4-Crown Nationals Postponed Due to Rain; To Conclude Sunday

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — official release — Rain showers moved into Eldora Speedway Saturday evening to postpone the United States Auto Club portion of the 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals until Sunday morning. Upon the completion of four sprint car and two midget heats, heavy winds and rain brought the action to a halt. A promising radar put the program into a …

ELDORA: 33rd Annual Four Crown Nationals On Deck This Weekend

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ROSSBURG, Ohio – official release — Frank Smith photo — A smorgasbord of racing awaits fans attending this weekend’s 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. Over the course of two days, the historic one-half mile clay oval will host multiple open-wheeled divisions beginning with the winged World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on …