Oct 15

Diveley, Little share Midwest Big Ten Series late model championship

MACON, Ill. – Central Illinois has always been known for its talented late model drivers, and the 2014 racing season is no different. When the dirt settled after the final event in the 10-race Midwest Big Ten Series for late models, Ryan Little and Brian Diveley have been declared co-champs. Both drivers finished with 436 points and two wins in the series. Little, of Pleasant Plains, and Diveley, of Springfield, will each receive a championship trophy.

“Wow. This was an unbelievable late model season,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “I watched our late model fans get on their feet during the Big Ten Series features, cheering for these talented drivers. It was an incredible championship battle. It’s the best way to honor a pair of amazing drivers.’’

The top eight finishes among the 10 races were used to determine a drivers’ final points standing. While Diveley and Little were tied in the standings following the finals race this season last Friday at Lincoln Speedway, Little and Diveley also tied with two wins apiece. Little twice took the checkered flag at Macon Speedway with Diveley grabbing victories at Macon Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway.

Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, finished third in the series standings while John Beck, of Springfield, was fourth. Matt Taylor, of Springfield, placed fifth in the points. The championship battle worked its way through four races at Macon Speedway, the fifth-mile high banked oval, with two events apiece at quarter-mile tracks at Lincoln Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway and Quincy Raceways.

Other drivers to score Big Ten Series late model wins were defending series champ Steve Sheppard Jr., Bobby Pierce (two wins), Kyle Logue, Scott Schmitt and Rich Bell.

Big Ten Series Late Model points

Final standings

  1. (tie) Ryan Little, Pleasant Plains                                                 436

Brian Diveley, Springfield                                                       436

3. Greg Kimmons, Pleasant Plains                                                412

4. John Beck, Springfield                                                              392

5. Matt Taylor, Springfield                                                             390

6. Andrew Barnes                                                                         286

7. Jake Little, Springfield                                                              282

8. Roger Brickler, Springfield                                                       260

9. Kenneth Vandorn, New Berlin                                                 254

10. Guy Taylor, Springfield                                                          228

 

 

Oct 03

Big Ten Late Models, MOWA and POWRi tripleheader at Lincoln Oct. 10

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MACON, Ill. – The Midwest Big Ten Series Late Model season finishes with a bang Friday, Oct. 10 at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, when the championship fight is combined with action from MOWA sprint cars and POWRi midgets for an amazing tripleheader during the final weekend of dirt tracking in Central Illinois.

Ryan Little, of Pleasant Plains, leads the Big Ten Series points standings heading into the final event of the season. Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, stands second in the season-long fight with Brian Diveley, of Springfield, in third. With the top eight finishes among the 10 races used to compile the final standings for each driver, positions are up for grabs as Big Ten Series racers chase after the victory plus the big prize from the season points standings. The champion earns $2,000 from the season-ending $5,000 points fund, and the payout extends through the top 10 in the final standings. The exciting season made its way through four tracks with races also held at Macon Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway and Quincy Raceways.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores also heads into the final weekend of its exciting season. The popular winged sprint cars race in four states, and Jerrod Hull, of Sikeston, Mo., holds the points lead over runner-up Joey Moughan, of Springfield. Defending champ Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill., leads the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings. Defending champ Nathan Benson, of Concordia, Mo., battles with Aaron Andruskevitch, of Riverton, and Jeremy Camp, of Blue Mound, for the points title.

Tickets for the premier tripleheader at Lincoln Speedway are $25 for adults. Children 11 to 18 years old are $7 while children 10 and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

The thrilling tripleheader is a one-of-a-kind racing program featuring super late models, winged sprint cars and the nation’s fastest growing midget series. It’s a great way for drivers and fans to cap an awesome racing season here in Central Illinois that included a Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks title won by Decatur’s Terry Reed plus exciting racing at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway. The races on the Springfield Mile also brought fans to their feet. The schedules are already coming together for 2015.

MOWA and POWRi also race in a doubleheader at Jacksonville Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 11.

 

 

Sep 29

Federated Racing, Schrader go pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

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STAUNTON, Virginia, Sept. 26, 2014 – Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up again this year in the battle against breast cancer. In its annual PINK campaign, the team is selling pink ribbons that will be placed on the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car driven by Matt Tifft in the Oct. 3 ARCA race at Kansas Speedway. Now in its fourth year, the ribbon campaign will benefit the Breast Health Center at CMC Northeast in Concord, N.C.

 

“When Ann Schrader first called us about the PINK campaign, we knew this was a worthy cause that our members would support,” said J.R. Bishop, motorsports and event marketing director for Federated. “Now, for four straight years, we have gone all out with special PINK car wraps and PINK racing merchandise to raise funds for CMC Northeast. Ken and the entire Federated team are extremely visible in the racing community and we believe that through the PINK campaign, we will continue to raise awareness.”

 

Ken Schrader Racing and Federated Auto Parts fans can purchase a PINK ribbon ($10 each) by visiting http://givenortheastfoundation.org/donate. Just follow the prompts and in the designation section, select Ken Schrader Racing. The name of the donator’s choice will be placed on a PINK ribbon that with be displayed on the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts ARCA car on Oct. 3.

 

“I’m very proud to be running a PINK Federated car in the ARCA race,” said Tifft. “When I learned the significance behind the PINK ribbons on the car, it became clear that the Schrader team and Federated Auto Parts are truly dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. I know my family, fans and friends will all get behind the Federated team’s PINK fundraising efforts in October.”

 

In addition to the PINK ribbon campaign, Schrader Racing will offer a variety of merchandise via “Annie’s Attic” on the Ken Schrader Racing Facebook page to raise funds for the PINK campaign. “Annie’s Attic” was created by Ken’s wife, Ann, as a way to fundraise for charities and friends in need, including their dear friend Lisa Meloni, who lost her battle with cancer in September 2011. Meloni worked within the motorsports community and had may friends in racing, who continue the battle against cancer in her memory.

 

 

Sep 19

Schatz, Bacon leave thrilling Action Track doubleheader with wins

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Action Track lived up to its name during a two-day sprint car doubleheader that had the fans packed into the stands and on their feet with unbelievable racing.

After Donny Schatz won his 22nd feature of the season in the World of Outlaws and first of his career at the lightning fast Action Track Wednesday, Brady Bacon used a last lap pass to beat Robert Ballou to the line and take the checkered flag in the Jim Hurtubise Classic for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars Thursday night.

The unique doubleheader for winged and non-wing sprint cars featured the sport’s biggest names, a celebration of Steve Kinser’s career and amazing racing.

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Schatz led all 25 laps in the World of Outlaws return to the track. The series made its first appearance at the half-mile Action Track for the first time since 2006. It’s already a big week for Schatz, who also won at Kokomo Speedway Tuesday.

“It’s been a great week for me,” Schatz said. “For two tracks to get off the bucket list that I’ve never won at feels really good.”

Joey Saldana, who won here in the Outlaws’ last appearance in 2006, finished second ahead of Brian Scott, Daryn Pittman and Kerry Madsen.

On Thursday, Bacon finally sealed the deal at the Action Track with a pass as the leaders hit the white flag.

“We’ve never finished off the podium here together (with Hoffmans), but it was frustrating to not get a win,’’ Bacon said. “It feels great to win one and do it in a great race where we had to take it away at the end. It got high in three and four, and I got beat staying up top the last race here, so I started trying something different down there. He had pulled away from me a bit, so I went to the middle and just kept trying to slow down and run lower and lower. I got by him just in time,” Bacon said.

The UMP Modifieds also raced in the doubleheader with a pair of first time winners at the Action Track. On Wednesday, Kent Robinson, of Bloomington, Ind., scored the victory, his first at the Action Track. On Thursday, USAC star A.J. Fike, of Galesburg, Ill., used a last-lap pass to earn his first Modified victory at the Terre Haute facility.

 

OUTLAWS RESULTS

A-Main – (25 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$6,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2] [$3,500]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [7] [$2,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [12] [$1,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$1,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$1,400]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [10] [$1,350]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$1,300]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$1,250]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$1,200]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [13] [$900]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [20] [$800]; 13. 53-Christopher Bell [15] [$700]; 14. 51-Paul McMahan [6] [$650]; 15. 71MX-Paul May [23] [$600]; 16. 9W-Derek Hagar [21] [$550]; 17. 33-Danny Lasoski [14] [$500]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [4] [$500]; 19. 83-David Gravel [5] [$500]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17] [$500]; 21. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18] [$500]; 22. 59-Tim Kaeding [22] [$500]; 23. 4S-Danny Smith [24] [$500]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [19] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+8]

 

USAC RESULTS

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 18, 2014 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track – “Jim Hurtubise Classic”

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Short, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Justin Grant, 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Logan Jarrett, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Brandon Mattox, 19. Jac Haudenschild, 20. Chad Boespflug, 21. Bill Rose. 11:34.17

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Ballou, Laps 29-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,623, 2-Darland-1,606, 3-Clauson-1.572, 4-Stanbrough-1,517, 5-Stockon-1,399, 6-Hines-1,276, 7-Windom-1,263, 8-Grant-1,260, 9-Ballou-1,207, 10-Leary-1,115.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 20 – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway – 33rd “4-Crown Nationals”

 

 

Sep 16

MOWA Sprints roar into Macon Speedway to cap incredible week

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MACON, Ill. – Get ready for the only wing sprint car show all season at Macon Speedway when MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO bring full body sprint cars to the fast fifth-mile high banked oval Saturday to cap a big week of sprint car racing.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey General Stores races in four states and brings the winged sprint cars to roar around the legendary oval in a display of speed, power and fearless driving by the open wheel stars. Jerrod Hull, of Sikeston, Mo., leads the MOWA points standings with 1,265, ahead of Joey Moughan, of Springfield, Ill., with 1,141. A.J. Bruns, of Lincoln, Ill., is third, followed by Chris Urish, of Elkhart, Ill., in fourth and Korey Weyant, of Springfield, Ill., in fifth.

Racing is just part of the excitement. It’s Scout Night, as the Scouts will get the opportunity to participate in the flag ceremony during the national anthem and get a picture with a race car. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform receive free admission, and Scout parents and their adult children may buy tickets for $10.

DynaGraphics will also hold a contest for a $500 voucher good toward any product in its lineup, including a vehicle wrap. The Decatur-based company specializing in signs, printing and wraps will show off its products, and a lucky contestant will win a prize package valued at $500 from a giveaway during the racing program. The voucher will be good toward any wrap, sign, graphics project or printing by DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur.

ILMO Products will distribute coupons to the first 1,000 ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. ILMO is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has 10 locations, including Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield and Mattoon.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet for the final time this season.

MOWA puts the finishing touch on a great week of sprint car action following the unique doubleheader at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. On Wednesday, the World of Outlaws brings its high excitement show the lightning fast half-mile track, when King of the Outlaws Steve Kinser makes his final appearance locally as a full-time racer. The 20-time Outlaws champion will go for the win on Hoosier soil in the World of Outlaws’ first appearance at the Action Track since 2006. Reserved seat tickets are available at terrehauteactiontrack.net, and tickets are also available for the grandstand and infield on race day. On Thursday, the rescheduled Jim Hurtubise Classic brings USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series back to the Action Track, where Dave Darland and Bryan Clauson already have USAC sprint victories this season. Grandstand and infield tickets are available on race day only.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles.

 

 

Sep 16

Kinser headlines Outlaws, USAC sprint doubleheader at Action Track

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Terre Haute, Ind. – Old habits are hard to break, but Steve Kinser is competing for the World of Outlaws title one last time. The 20-time series champion from Bloomington, Ind., Kinser is known as the King of the Outlaws, but he’s making one last run at the title and one more swing through the United States while driving the Tony Stewart Racing entry in the famed series, including the stop at the Action Track in Terre Haute Wednesday.

“Racing in the Outlaws has been my life for almost 40 years,’’ Kinser said. “It’s all I’ve known. My family has been around it. I’ve had the pleasure of running up and down the road racing all across the country, and even in Canada, Mexico and Australia with this series. I knew it wasn’t going to last forever.’’

The Salute to the King kicked off  in February as Kinser made his way through his 37th season. In his remarkable career, Kinser has won Outlaws events at 142 race tracks, including 42 on this year’s grueling schedule. He has 34 wins at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, 34 more at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway and 26 Outlaws triumphs at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. World of Outlaws races in Indiana in the 1980s were can’t-miss attractions to a kid from Columbus, Ind., named Tony Stewart.

“I never missed at Outlaw show in the area when I was growing up,’’ Stewart said. “We waited for all those nights like they were holidays. It was incredible watching Steve race with Sammy (Swindell) and Doug (Wolfgang). He was our guy, being from Indiana. When he won, it gave us all something to brag about.’’

Kinser will go for bragging rights one more time at the Action Track, where he won four straight events in 1993 and 1994. The series makes its first appearance at the Action Track since 2006 as part of a unique two-night doubleheader. After the World of Outlaws on Wednesday, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint car series returns for the Jim Hurtubise Classic on Thursday.

The back-to-back racing brings some of the best drivers in the world to the same track on the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. There’s great camping right outside the track. Spend a night or two. See the fearless World of Outlaws and those wing sprint cars fly around the Action Track in their first appearance here since Joe Saldana won here in 2006. On the following night, watch the USAC non-wing sprints roar around the track in their first race since the Indiana Sprint Week thriller won by Bryan Clauson in July.

Joey Saldana looks to win again at the Action Track after taking the victory here in 2006. Don’t forget your retro Kinser gear for one last autograph. Tickets for the World of Outlaws are $35 for reserved seats, $30 for non-reserved grandstand seats and $20 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $40. Pits open at 2 p.m. while grandstands and infield seating open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Go to Terrehauteactiontrack.net to order tickets.

On Sept. 18, USAC sprint cars return to one of their favorite stops. Already this season, Dave Darland took the checkered flag in the Tony Hulman Classic before Bryan Clauson scored the victory in a thrilling feature during Indiana Sprint Week. Later in the summer, Darland surpassed Tom Bigelow with 53 wins to set the record in a USAC sprint car. Clauson is the two-time defending USAC AMSOIL Spring Car National Champion, but his first win at the Action Track earlier summer was Clauson’s first in Terre Haute. Expect a major battle on Indiana soil.

Tickets USAC sprint cars are $25 for grandstand seating and $15 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $35. Pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands and infield open at 4 p.m. with hot laps starting at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Modifieds will race for UMP national points on both nights. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace are scheduled to compete.

The Action Track ticket office can be reached by calling 812-232-4040.

 

 

Sep 13

Pro late models, hot dog eating contest and Bud Light Ladies title fight

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MACON, Ill. – The racing season won’t slow down as Heinkel’s Three Dog Night features some of the best action and fun all season at Macon Speedway. While the racing program features the addition of Pro Late Models running for a points fund and UMP national points, the night includes $1 hot dogs, a hot dog eating contest and free merchandise, including variety meat packs from Heinkel’s. Women also receive half-price admission as the gals from Decatur bars competing in the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship presented by Y103.

Macon Speedway added Pro Late Models to the action including a $500 to win feature. The field will also be competing in a two-night point fund combined with the action at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway Friday. The point fund winner takes home an extra $400, with second place getting $200, third grabbing $150, fourth taking $100 and fifth and sixth heading home with an extras $75 apiece. Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

In the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship presented by Y103, the winning driver earns a prize package and a trophy goes to the bar she represents. The racers represent four bars:

Rocco — Jenny Cramer and Dana Damery

Starship Billiards – Dawn Reynolds and Holly Vinson

Woody’s – Laurel Phipps and Brianna Livingston

Pop’s Place – Christine Vogel and Michelle Perry.

 

Heinkel’s is a Decatur tradition. The wieners and sausages helped Heinkel’s earn the title of Illinois-Indiana grand champion of meat processors in 2013. The company’s smoked turkey legs are favorites at county fairs, theme parks and NASCAR events, so they were added to the Macon Speedway concessions this season. Two meat variety packs will also be given away. The assortment will include bacon, polish sausage, grand champion wieners, Andouille and fresh rope sausage. One of the variety packs goes to the hot dog eating champion and another one goes to a lucky fan. Be on the lookout for free T-shirts and camo hats, because hunters should also think about Heinkel’s during deer season. Last fall, Heinkel’s introduced the newest product to their Venison line-up, Jalapeno & Cheddar Venison Wieners.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles.

 

 

Sep 11

World of Outlaws makes long awaited return to Terre Haute Action Track

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – None of the top four drivers in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings has ever won at the Terre Haute Action Track, but there’s no doubt Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan and Kerry Madsen will be trying to add their names to the track’s record book on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

On top of that, Indiana native Steve Kinser, who won four times in a row at the Indiana half-mile in 1993 and 1994, will be taking aim at one more Action Track win in his final season on the road with the World of Outlaws. The 20-time Outlaws champ is a native of nearby Bloomington, Ind.

Joey Saldana is the last Outlaws winner at the Action Track, taking the victory in 2006 in the series’ last appearance at the lightning fast track. He’s another Indiana native who wants to protect home turf.

“I can’t wait,’’ said Saldana, who has five wins and a series high 22 quick times this season. “I remember going there quite a bit when I was little because you had to unload in the infield. Growing up, I lived in the Terre Haute infield. It’s a great facility. We haven’t been there in a long time so hopefully it’s a sellout. It’s time to go back. I can’t wait to go back.’’

UMP modifieds will join the program on Sept. 17 and the following night, when USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Series returns for the rescheduled Jim Hurtubise Classic.

For more information, go online to terrehauteactiontrack.net.

PREVIOUS ACTION TRACK WINNERS

2006 – Joey Saldana

2003 – Danny Lasoski, Danny Lasoski

2002 – Danny Lasoski, Danny Lasoski

2001 – Mark Kinser, Steve Shaffer

2000 – Mark Kinswer, Danny Lasoski

1999 – Mark Kinser

1998 – Stevie Smith

1997 – Sammy Swindell

1995 — Mark Kinser, Mark Kinser

1994 – Steve Kinser, Steve Kinser

1993 – Steve Kinser, Steve KInser

1980 – Rickey Hood

 

 

Sep 10

Clauson looking to build on USAC Sprint win at Action Track in July

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           Jim Hurtubise won five consecutive USAC National Sprint Car races at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track during one stretch from 1960-1962!!!
            It’s been 52 years and 137 more USAC Sprint races and nobody yet has been able to match Hurtubise’s feat. AND – it won’t be challenged next Thursday night (September 18) when the “Jim Hurtubise Classic” returns to the half-mile dirt oval after having been rained out August 29.
            Bryan Clauson is riding a one-game winning streak in the AMSOIL USAC Sprint cars at Terre Haute. Since Hurtubise’s feat, only four drivers have even come close. Bubby Jones won four straight in 1979 while Roger McCluskey (1966), Gary Bettenhausen (1968-69) and Levi Jones (2005) put together three in a row.
            The September 18 race is the 150th for the USAC Sprint cars at the venerable Vigo County Fairgrounds. It could be pivotal in the 2014 race for the 2014 series title.
            Dave Darland, whose only two Terre Haute Sprint wins came 21 years apart (1993 and 2014), leads the series with a five-point cushion over Brady Bacon, who has yet to score at the Action Track. Clauson, whose initial USAC Sprint win at Terre Haute just came in July, is third in the standings, 40 points behind the leader.
            The Terre Haute race kicks off a busy week for the series, which travels to Rossburg, Ohio for the Saturday night (September 20) “4-Crown Nationals.”
            One driver seeking his second 2104 victory is Jerry Coons Jr., who won the 2013 running of the “Jim Hurtubise Classic.”
2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,520, 2-Brady Bacon-1,515, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,480, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428, 5-Chase Stockon-1,297, 6-Justin Grant-1,230, 7-Chris Windom-1,206, 8-Tracy Hines-1,195, 9-Robert Ballou-1,085, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067

Sep 10

World of Outlaws, USAC Sprint cars race back-to-back at Action Track

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Before packing away the seat cushions and coolers for the season, there’s a high speed Sprint car doubleheader on the lightning fast Action Track in Terre Haute. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, the World of Outlaws hits the half-mile dirt oval in one of Steve Kinser’s last appearances in Indiana as a full-time driver in the series. On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Jim Hurtubise Classic returns USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars to the famed oval after bad weather forced a postponement last month.

The back-to-back racing brings some of the best drivers in the world to the same track on the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. There’s great camping right outside the track. Spend a night or two. See the great World of Outlaws and those wing sprint cars fly around the Action Track in their first appearance here since 2006. On the following night, watch the USAC non-wing sprints roar around the track in their first race since the Indiana Sprint Week thriller won by Bryan Clauson in July.

Joey Saldana looks to win again at the Action Track after taking the victory here in 2006. Of course, a big portion of the crowd will be on hand to see Kinser, the Bloomington, Ind., native who is making a victory lap this season after winning 20 championships in the powerhouse tour. Kinser ponders a part-time schedule in 2015, but who knows how many more times the King of the Outlaws will race in the future. Don’t forget your retro gear for one last autograph.

Tickets are $35 for reserved seats, $30 for non-reserved grandstand seats and $20 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $40. Pits open at 2 p.m. while grandstands and infield seating open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Go to Terrehauteactiontrack.net to order tickets.

On Sept. 18, USAC sprint cars return to one of their favorite stops. Already this season, Dave Darland took the checkered flag in the Tony Hulman Classic before Clauson scored the victory in a thrilling feature during Indiana Sprint Week. Later in the summer, Darland surpassed Tom Bigelow with 53 wins to set the record in a USAC sprint car. Clauson is the two-time defending USAC AMSOIL Spring Car National Champion, but he grabbed his first win at the Action Track. Expect a major battle on Indiana soil.

Tickets are $25 for grandstand seating and $15 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $35. Pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands and infield open at 4 p.m. and hot laps starting at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Modifieds will race for UMP national points on both nights.

The Action Track ticket office can be reached by calling 812-232-4040.

 

 

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