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: Swanson Takes Tony Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, IL — official release — Patrick Davis photo — Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. led wire-to-wire to win Sunday’s “Tony Bettenhausen 100” USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Swanson won the pole in the Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire and never trailed, finishing a half-lap ahead of runner-up Tracy Hines. The point battle was affected only minimally, with …

USAC Silver Crown: Tony Bettenhausen 100 Rolls for Second Shot on Sunday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – official release — Sunday’s rescheduled Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield marks the 80th anniversary of the first 100-mile national championship dirt track race on the storied Springfield Mile. That first event featured two-man Indianapolis cars and was won by the popular Billy Winn, who would win the …

USAC Silver Crown: Tony Bettenhausen 100 Rained Out

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – official release — The USAC Silver Crown Series’ Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Springfield Mile sprung a leak on Saturday. Rain forced postponement of the event before polesitter Tracy Hines could lead the field to the green at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Hines, Kody Swanson, Bobby East, Dave Darland and Bryan Clauson were the five fastest qualifiers. …