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IOWA

National Sprint Car Museum Store Offers Many Exciting New Products at www.sprintcarstuff.com

  KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 3, 2014)  -  The National Sprint Car Museum’s on-line store, www.sprintcarstuff.com, is proud to offer many exciting new items this holiday season, including Dirt – The (Board) Games, pewter Christmas ornaments, wine totes, 2015 calendars, flex-fit caps and, for the first time, zippered sweatshirts.  In addition, Gene Crucean’s book entitled “Fearless: […]

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The Minnesota Mafia Steps Up for National Sprint League!

  Windom, MN (December 4, 2014) – The Minnesota Mafia will enter its fourth year of operation in 2015.  The organization has helped countless drivers, teams and tracks by raising money from fans and through fundraisers and donations.  It has been a tremendous effort in growing racing not only in Minnesota, but in the Upper […]

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New IMCA, RaceSaver pact guarantees national rules, promotion of Sprint Car division

VINTON, Iowa (Dec. 4) – Christmas came early for Sprint Car drivers across the country, in the form of a new, joint venture between IMCA and RaceSaver. Under terms of the pact, RaceSaver founder French Grimes agreed to allow IMCA long-term use of RaceSaver rules for weekly, regional series and special event use. In return, […]

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Benning returns to promotional helm at Independence Motor Speedway

Benning returns to promotional helm at Independence Motor Speedway

  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Dec. 3) – Dana Benning returns to the helm at Independence Motor Speedway in 2015, this time with a partner. Benning and son Brady comprise B & D Promotions, which will oversee events at the 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval. “It’s exciting to come back,” said Benning, who had promoted Independence from 2000-2002. […]

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Impressive National Sprint League Prize Fund, Race Purse Announced!

Impressive National Sprint League Prize Fund, Race Purse Announced!

Windom, MN (November 17, 2014) – Drivers competing with the National Sprint League in 2015 will competing for unprecedented purse and prize monies for a regional series.  The Midwest 410 sprint car series founded by Big Game Treestands, Tod Quiring, boasts a $350,000 point fund, and expects to command a talented field of drivers. In […]

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Carter Claims Two Wins at “Shiverfest”

Carter Claims Two Wins at “Shiverfest”

by Brian Neal Donnellson, IA (Saturday, October 25, 2014) – What a great way to put an end to the 2014 racing season in the state of Iowa, with the annual “Shiverfest” event at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA presented by Farmington Tax and Accounting. Not only did mother nature co-operate, with temps hoovering […]

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ILLINOIS

Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson enters POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014)—Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the […]

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Ron Milton Race of Champions at Jacksonville

Ron Milton Race of Champions at Jacksonville

  JACKSONVILLE. ILL (October 11, 2014) – Ron Milton Race of Champions   28 MOWA Sprints 28 POWRi Midgets   Sprints Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Zach Daum 5D (2*) 2. Parker Price-Miller 9P (1*) 3. Joe B. Miller 51B (4*) 4. AJ Bruns 2 (6*) 5. Blake Nimee 79 (5*) 6. Trent […]

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Woodworth, Long, Smith, Gower and Bercerra All Take Quincy Checkers to End the 2014 Season

Woodworth, Long, Smith, Gower and Bercerra All Take Quincy Checkers to End the 2014 Season

  By Jack Walbring QUINCY, ILL (Sept. 28, 2014) – Denny Woodworth, Michael Long, Josh Smith, Joey Gower and Austen Bercerra all took season ending main event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 28. The Kick Start UMP Super Late Models had a very special event on tap with the Invitational “Pick Your Poison” […]

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Gee wins Outlaw Hornet World Championship in Macon Speedway finale

Gee wins Outlaw Hornet World Championship in Macon Speedway finale

MACON, Ill. – Thad Gee of Bloomington powered his way to the title in the World Hornet Championship for Outlaw Hornets Saturday night at Macon Speedway in the season finale. Gee earned $300 for the win and took home the giant trophy. In Stock Hornets, Jonathan Drake of Decatur won the title after scoring his […]

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Adam Birck wins Dunker Concrete 2nd annual King of the Bullring Sport Mod Special at Quincy

Adam Birck wins Dunker Concrete 2nd annual King of the Bullring Sport Mod Special at Quincy

    Quincy Raceways September 21. 2014   King of the Bull Ring SportMods 9/21/2014 A-Main KOBR:1. Adam Birck (Canton, MO), 2. Tanner Klingele (Quincy, IL), 3. Joey Gower (Quincy, IL), 4. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 5. Patrick Phillips (Macomb, IL), 6. Bradley Holtmeyer (Quincy, IL), 7. Jim Gillenwater (Keokuk, IA), 8. Vance Wilson (Quincy, […]

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Unzicker, Schlipman, Huls, Phillips and Abbot Claim Season Championship Feature Wins at Quincy

Unzicker, Schlipman, Huls, Phillips and Abbot Claim Season Championship Feature Wins at Quincy

By Jack Walbring QUINCY, ILL (September 14, 2014) – Bobby Pierce looked to be dominate car in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model Season Championship feature event but after sliding off turn 3 on the twenty third lap it was all Ryan Unzicker’s race as he claimed the feature event win. Mark Burgtorf stayed […]

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MISSOURI

8th Annual Memphis Fall Nationals This Weekend

  by Brian Neal Memphis, MO (Wednesday, October 15, 2014) – If you missed the “Grand Nationals” at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Missouri at the end of September, then you missed some great six wide racing action. Well good new for all of you as this weekend, Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October […]

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USOMA Nationals at I-35 Speedway

USOMA Nationals at I-35 Speedway

WINSTON, MO (Oct 11, 2014) - Kicking off night number two of the USOMA National event at I-35 Speedway was the ever entertaining Outlaw Bat-Wing Mini-Mod’s in fine fashion.  Winning both heat races and both features for the weekend was Buzz Pool #6 coming all the way from Owatatonna MN.  Pool would stretch out an early […]

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Gustin Wins Feature; Simpson Collects Championship

Wheatland, MO (October 11, 2014) – Dirt on Dirt.com polesitter Terry Phillips took command early in the running of the ABC 17 Fall Nationals 50 lap feature Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. Phillips led the first 37 circuits before Ryan Gustin took over the top spot for good exiting turn four, collecting his first […]

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USOMA Open Wheel Nationals invade I-35 Speedway

USOMA Open Wheel Nationals invade I-35 Speedway

WINSTON, MO (October 10, 2014) – Night one of the One Off Graphics and McCarthy Auto-Group USOMA Nationals would see qualifying races as well as three feature events. Midwest Lightning Sprints would have two qualifying events as Bobby Layne #01 would win the first race the evening as Ryan Kent #30 would see the checkers […]

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McCarthy Auto-Group Championship Night at the Races I-35 Speedway

  WINSTON, MO (Sept. 27, 2014) - Getting the racing action off on the right foot the ever-growing E-Mod class was first to the track with Point Champion Kit Bailey #77 earning the night’s top spot.  Bailey would jump out to the early advantage and never relinquish the top spot on his way to victory.  LeRoy […]

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Derek Hagar Prevails in Traffic for Victory in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Derek Hagar Prevails in Traffic for Victory in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial

  WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 27, 2014) – For the second night in a row, the fourth running of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial found a first time winner at the Lucas Oil Speedway as Derek Hagar grabbed the lead from Jeff Swindell in slower traffic for his second Lucas Oil American Sprint Car […]

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SERIES

Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson enters POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014)—Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the […]

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National Sprint League Announces “March Through Missouri”!

  Windom, MN (December 2, 2014) – The history of sprint car racing in Missouri goes back to the sport’s beginnings.  The National Sprint League is proud to announce a pair of shows in the “Show-me State” in the month of May.  The “March Through Missouri” will include back-to-back nights at the St. Francois County […]

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National Sprint League Website Goes Live!

  Windom, MN (November 26, 2014) – The National Sprint League website is now live at www.NationalSprintLeague.com! To find information on the latest news, schedule, rules, downloads, driver and track profiles and much more, log on today!  Both rules and membership information for drivers and owners can be downloaded on the new site. Stay tuned […]

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First Five Drivers Announced!

    Windom, MN (November 25, 2014) – The first five drivers committed to the new National Sprint League are in.  Drivers are already planning for 2015, and memberships are arriving at NSL headquarters in Minnesota.  National Sprint League members receive the benefit of insurance, reduced pit passes, contingencies and more. Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, […]

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Impressive National Sprint League Prize Fund, Race Purse Announced!

Impressive National Sprint League Prize Fund, Race Purse Announced!

Windom, MN (November 17, 2014) – Drivers competing with the National Sprint League in 2015 will competing for unprecedented purse and prize monies for a regional series.  The Midwest 410 sprint car series founded by Big Game Treestands, Tod Quiring, boasts a $350,000 point fund, and expects to command a talented field of drivers. In […]

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Preliminary NSL Schedule Released!

Preliminary NSL Schedule Released!

  Windom, MN (November 11, 2014) – The preliminary schedule for the National Sprint League founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands has been released.  Events are still being added to the current 20+ race schedule.  The NSL boasts a $350,000 point fund for its teams. Four dates at the “Sprint Car Capital of […]

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DRIVER UPDATES

Austin McCarl – Another Huset’s Top Four!

(Bill W) August 27, 2014 – It was another good night for Austin McCarl and the #17A team at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.  In just his third competition of the year, the Altoona, Iowa driver posted his second fourth place finish in a row.  He’ll be back at it this […]

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Carson McCarl – Podium at Knoxville!

  (Bill W) August 28, 2014 – Carson McCarl and the Mastell Brothers Racing #27 notched their best Knoxville Raceway finish of the year last Saturday night with a third place finish.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was strong all night long in an A.R.T. chassis he assembled with his brother Austin.  Carson next plans to […]

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Josh Schneiderman – Double Duty Up Next!

Josh Schneiderman – Double Duty Up Next!

(Bill W) August 27, 2014 – With the Knoxville Raceway season coming to a close, Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team have much to build on for the rest of the season.  Unfortunately, mechanical problems and Mother Nature put a damper on their Knoxville Nationals run, but they came back to run strong […]

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Brian Brown – Looking to Defend at Jackson!

Brian Brown – Looking to Defend at Jackson!  (Bill W) August 26, 2014 – This weekend, Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team will be looking to defend their Jackson Nationals championship at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota.  On Sunday, they will compete in the $3,000 Bobby Parker Memorial at the I-80 […]

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Tuesdays with TMAC – Point Battles!

(Bill W) August 26, 2014 – It’s that time of year.  Point battles are coming down to the wire for Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was fast all night long Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway ending the championship chase second.  At Huset’s Speedway, a roller coaster night saw […]

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Brian Brown – In Position Again!

(Bill W) August 9, 2014 – For Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP team, it’s been about being in position to win on sprint car racing’s biggest stage, the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  Consider that goal accomplished.  The Grain Valley, Missouri driver will start outside row two of […]

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KANSAS / NEBRASKA

History Made: Wayne Johnson Sweeps the Midwest Fall Brawl III

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 20, 2014) – It’s the little things that matter, and for Wayne Johnson it was a quarter turn of weight that made the difference between winning and losing on Saturday, September 20, 2014 as the Oklahoma City native captured the biggest payday of his career, and largest payout in ASCS history by […]

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Wayne Johnson Dominates Fall Brawl III Opener at I-80 Speedway

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 19, 2014) – For the first time since 2012, Wayne Johnson returned to Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, taking night one of the Casey’s General Store Midwest Fall Brawl III at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. Racing with vigor, Johnson led […]

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Wakeeney Speedway crowns track champions

  By Mike Hughes WAKEENEY, KS (September 14)—The Wakeeney (KS) Speedway wrapped up the 2014 racing season Sunday night, September 14, with the regular five classes in action. Point leader Kyle Rohleder of Wakeeney led all 20 caution free laps in the IMCA Modified feature to claim his second win of the season and the […]

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The Nebraska Cup Goes to Brian Brown

EAGLE, Neb. (September 7, 2014) – The Nebraska Cup offered a $5,000 prize to the winner, and Brian Brown gladly swooped in and claimed the winner’s check on Sunday night with the Speedway Motors Midwest Region at the famed Eagle Raceway. A red on the start followed by a pair of cautions; fourth starting Brian […]

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Jack Dover Takes Midwest Regional Checkers at McCool Junction

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (September 6, 2014) – The Speedway Motors Midwest Region stopped into the Junction Motor Speedway on Saturday night with Jack Dover picking up his third ASCS victory of the 2014 season and second with the Nebraska based region. Taking off from fourth, Dover was chased across the line by Tony Bruce, Jr. […]

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Eagle Raceway Results for September 1, 2014

Eagle Raceway Results for September 1, 2014   IMCA Modified 9/1/2014 A Feature:1. Justin Wulf (Arlington, NE), 2. Aaron Pella (Lincoln, NE), 3. Stacey Wilhelm (Martell, NE), 4. Roger Hadan (Bennington, NE), 5. Chad Andersen (Omaha, NE), 6. Mike Densberger (Lincoln, NE), 7. Bob Zoubek (Dorchester, NE), 8. Jeff Jones (Council Bluffs , IA), 9. […]

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USMTS

Checkers fly for Payne at Salina Highbanks Speedway

PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (August 23, 2014) – Jeremy Payne scored his first win of the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Saturday night as the United States Modified Touring Series invaded the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Payne, who started on the outside of the front row, took command at the drop of the green flag and […]

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Phillips outguns Sanders for USMTS ‘Hunt’ win at Lakeside

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—A hurt engine in his heat race forced Terry Phillips’s crew to change the powerplant prior to the USMTS main event Friday night at the Lakeside Speedway and the driver paid them back by winning the feature race. Points leader Rodney Sanders drew the pole for the 35-lapper and jumped out to a […]

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VanderBeek vaults to victory in USMTS action at Rapid Speedway

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (June 6, 2014) – Zack VanderBeek has been nearly unbeatable by most since the snow melted. Friday night at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, he was unstoppable in earning his second USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy feature win of the season. The points leader in the Farm Boy […]

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VanderBeek starts new streak at Buena Vista Raceway

ALTA, Iowa (May 22, 2014) – Zack VanderBeek ended his streak of second- and third-place finishes in the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy, and in doing so also ended Stormy Scott’s streak of four straight wins Thursday night at the Buena Vista Raceway. VanderBeek started on the pole of the main event and […]

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‘Rocket’ lands in Winston winners circle

WINSTON, Mo. (April 26, 2014) – Just like he did 24 hours earlier, Rodney Sanders continued to steamroll the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy competition Saturday night with a wire-to-wire win in the 40-lap main event at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. With lightning as the backdrop for most of the evening, […]

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Hughes cashes in at Cresco; Seven points separate top three in Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup

CRESCO, Iowa (September 1, 2013) – Jason Hughes scored his second straight victory in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup Sunday night at the Cresco Speedway to set up a three-way showdown heading into the points finale on opening night at the Featherlite Fall Jamboree in 18 days. The 39-year-old drew the pole for […]

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IMCA

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 11

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 11  IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,094; 2. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,012; 3. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 993; 4. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 987; 5. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 977; 6. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, […]

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Casey’s helps fuel IMCA Super Nationals, Deery Series

  ANKENY, Iowa (March 31) – The official convenience store of IMCA returns to two of the highest profile awards programs in all of dirt track racing. Second-year marketing partner Casey’s General Store will be presenting sponsor for the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals, and title sponsor for the redraw at all Deery […]

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 27

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 27

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 453; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 451; 3. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 443; 4. Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif., 324; 5. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, and Chris Olexiewicz, Chandler, Ariz., both 318; 7. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 292; 8. Lance Mari, El Centro, […]

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Westring adds Boone County promoter title to racing resume

ALBION, Neb. (Jan. 29, 2014) – Former driver and tech inspector Kirk Westring has a new role this season at Boone County Raceway. Westring takes over as promoter of the 3/8-mile clay oval in Albion. Five sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern […]

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Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service awards new for IMCA Modified, Northern SportMod specials

  SUAMICO, Wis. (Jan. 19) – A company with a rapidly expanding customer list in the Badger State be­comes a new contingency award sponsor with IMCA in 2014.  Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, owned by cousins and veteran drivers Sean and Troy Jerovetz, gives gift certificates good toward two free shock rebuilds to top five finishers […]

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Chevrolet Performance bonuses total $12,750 for IMCA SportMod crate engine track champs

  VINTON, Iowa (January 19, 2014) - Bonuses totaling $12,750 were paid by Chevrolet Performance to IMCA Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod drivers powered by crate engines to local track titles in 2013.  Each of 51 track championships was worth $250. National champion Matt Looft pocketed $1,000 for winning Arlington Raceway, Clay County Fairgrounds, Fairmont Raceway and […]

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Other Racing News

National Sprint Car Museum Store Offers Many Exciting New Products at www.sprintcarstuff.com

| December 4, 2014

  KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 3, 2014)  -  The National Sprint Car Museum’s on-line store, www.sprintcarstuff.com, is proud to offer many exciting new items this holiday season, including Dirt – The (Board) Games, pewter Christmas ornaments, wine totes, 2015 calendars, flex-fit caps and, for the first time, zippered sweatshirts.  In addition, Gene Crucean’s book entitled “Fearless: […]

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The Minnesota Mafia Steps Up for National Sprint League!

| December 4, 2014

  Windom, MN (December 4, 2014) – The Minnesota Mafia will enter its fourth year of operation in 2015.  The organization has helped countless drivers, teams and tracks by raising money from fans and through fundraisers and donations.  It has been a tremendous effort in growing racing not only in Minnesota, but in the Upper […]

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New IMCA, RaceSaver pact guarantees national rules, promotion of Sprint Car division

| December 4, 2014

VINTON, Iowa (Dec. 4) – Christmas came early for Sprint Car drivers across the country, in the form of a new, joint venture between IMCA and RaceSaver. Under terms of the pact, RaceSaver founder French Grimes agreed to allow IMCA long-term use of RaceSaver rules for weekly, regional series and special event use. In return, […]

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Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson enters POWRi Midgets Battle at the Center

| December 4, 2014

DU QUOIN, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014)—Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the […]

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Benning returns to promotional helm at Independence Motor Speedway

Benning returns to promotional helm at Independence Motor Speedway

| December 3, 2014

  INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Dec. 3) – Dana Benning returns to the helm at Independence Motor Speedway in 2015, this time with a partner. Benning and son Brady comprise B & D Promotions, which will oversee events at the 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval. “It’s exciting to come back,” said Benning, who had promoted Independence from 2000-2002. […]

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National Sprint League Announces “March Through Missouri”!

| December 2, 2014

  Windom, MN (December 2, 2014) – The history of sprint car racing in Missouri goes back to the sport’s beginnings.  The National Sprint League is proud to announce a pair of shows in the “Show-me State” in the month of May.  The “March Through Missouri” will include back-to-back nights at the St. Francois County […]

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