AUDIO/FEATURE: Five in Five; A Q&A With 2015 Mel Kenyon Midget Series Champion Kyle O’Gara

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — United States Speed Association photo — Kyle O’Gara is capping off a strong 2015 season with his third appearance at the Rumble in Fort Wayne inside Allen County’s War Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center. The 20-year-old Hoosier native won the Mel Kenyon Midget Series points …

USAC: Plane Crash Claims Life of Two-Time National Sprint Car Champion Tony Elliott

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WARSAW, Ind. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Seelman photo — Two-time AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series champion Tony Elliott was one of four people killed in a small plane crash Friday on the shore of Lake Hartwell, just off the Georgia/South Carolina state line and about 20 miles outside of Clemson University. He …

ARCA: No Place Like Home; Justin Boston Returns to Series at Winchester with Venturini Motorsports

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Concord, N.C. — official team release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Current Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Justin Boston will reunite with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) for this weekend’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway. “It feels like I’m coming home,” said …

USAC: Bell Makes It Back-To-Back Bloomington Midget Week Wins

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Bloomington, Ind. — official series release — USAC photo — Christopher Bell duplicated his Bloomington Speedway “Indiana Midget Week” win from 2014 on Friday night, as the Norman, Oklahoma knocked off his first Honda National Midget victory of the season. The 2013 National Midget champion flipped in Wednesday night’s IMW opener before rebounding to second on Thursday night, but he …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Down A New Path; J.J. Haley Tackling New Challenge With K&N East Ride For HScott Motorsports

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WINIMAC, Ind. — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Venturini Motorsports photo — JJ Haley has had to keep the faith in 2014, through the ups and downs of wins, rough rides and multiple opportunities behind the wheel — and the optimism held by the young Indiana driver has paid …

WKA Man Cup Championships To Be Decided This Weekend at New Castle

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CONCORD, N.C. – WKA PR – Carl Barnes Photo – The 2014 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to a close this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park, where national championships will be decided for the Man Cup’s 12 points divisions at the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals. This weekend will mark the series’ second stop at New Castle in …

AUDIO/SPECIAL FEATURE: “I Can, I Will” — Paraplegic Racer Eric Saunders Turns Adversity Into Wins

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LAKEVILLE, Ind. — Story and audio by Senior Editor Tom Baker for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online – Photo courtesy Eric Saunders – Close your eyes for a moment and imagine this scenario… It is hours before your 18th birthday.  You’re at your Midwest home and you decide to take some practice laps on your Motocross test track in the backyard …

AUDIO/SPECIAL FEATURE: Passion for racing brings Stewart back to his roots at the Rumble

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December 30, 2013 — Audio, cover photo and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — FORT WAYNE, IN — For three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, there’s nothing like a homecoming party in the middle of winter. And every year, the Columbus, Indiana native and motorsports icon makes it a point to return …

Angola native Bischak eyes repeat ‘Rumble’ victory

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Kevin Lillard Photo – Derek Bischak was so young when he first raced in the “Rumble in Fort Wayne,” he doesn’t recall the exact year. But the 25-year-old Angola native will never forget his most recent appearance. Taking advantage of NASCAR star Tony Stewart’s mechanical misfortune, Bischak raced to victory in the 50-lap midget feature that …