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CLAUSON WINS PEORIA'S "WINTER CHAL

CLAUSON WINS PEORIA'S "WINTER CHAL...

1/31/2013
Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 30, 2013) – Reigning USAC National Sprint Car champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, IN, kicked off the 2013 wingless Sprint Car season by winning Wednesday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast main event as the Winter Challenge finally got under way atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. After Mother Nature washed out the initial trio of scheduled events this past weekend, Clauson redrew the front row...more
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST “Special

USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST “Special...

2/2/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 2. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 3. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ Sussex), 4. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 5. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 7. Glen Brace (#13 Brace), 8. Jeremy Sherman (#77M Michaels), 9. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#20 Deskins), 2. Josh Pelkey (#4JR Reagles), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Robert Ballou (#77 Hockett), 5....more
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST “Speical

USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST “Speical...

2/2/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Mike Martin (#97 Colcord/Norman), 4. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 5. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 6. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 7. Glen Brace (#13 Brace), 8. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jeremy Sherman (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Stevie Sussex (#1AZ Sussex), 6. Brian...more
USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST “Speical

USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST “Speical...

2/4/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Jon Stanbrough (#20 Deskins), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Jimmy Crawford (#3X Crawford), 6. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 7. Matt Lundy (#20L Reinbold), 8. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 9. Tom Lee (#53 Lee). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jeremy Sherman (#77M Michaels), 2. Bryan Clauson (#16B Martin), 3. Robert Ballou (#77 Hockett), 4. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 5....more
LVMS HOSTS NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT

LVMS HOSTS NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT...

2/4/2013
USAC National Drivers Champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. emerged as the winner of the “Winter Challenge” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. this past week. Driving the Mike Martin Ultimate Offroad/Naquin Precision Earth Moving Maxim, he scored Wednesday, Friday and Saturday feature wins at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. kept Clauson from recording a “clean sweep” with his Saturday win in the Bobby Martin Weiler Farms/Pecon...more
Front Row Challenge/Ultimate Chall

Front Row Challenge/Ultimate Chall...

2/5/2013
Front Row Challenge/Ultimate Challenge Ticket Renewals Open OSKALOOSA, IA (2/5/13) by DarinShort.com. The 18th Annual Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge® (August 5th) and 12th Annual Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge™ (August 6th) presented by Searsboro Telephone Company grandstand ticket renewals are now underway at the Front Row Challenge Ent. LLC office. Existing ticket holders can renew their requests to both of these blockbuster events by contacting the...more
HAUDENSCHILD LATEST TO THROW HAT I

HAUDENSCHILD LATEST TO THROW HAT I...

2/6/2013
Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, who earned the richest payday in the history of Sprint racing when he grabbed the “Mopar Million” at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in 2003, has joined the field for USAC’s 2013 AMSOIL National Sprint Car openers February 21-23 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Haudenschild will team with fellow Ohio driver and potential USAC “Rookie of the Year” candidate Landon Simon of Tipp City. “The Wild Child’s” last USAC appearance came...more
MIDGETS, SPRINTS HEAD FOR FLORIDA

MIDGETS, SPRINTS HEAD FOR FLORIDA...

2/12/2013
USAC racing has a storied past in Florida and enters its future in the coming two weeks with National events at two ovals during the state’s biggest racing motorsports period. The National Midgets, returning to Florida for the first time in eight years, visit New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach February 17 and 18 (Sunday and Monday) during the final buildup to the famed Daytona 500, slated at Daytona Beach February 24 just to the north of New Smyrna Beach. The...more
OCALA SPRINTS TO BE STREAMED VIA P

OCALA SPRINTS TO BE STREAMED VIA P...

2/12/2013
USAC race fans unable to make the trek south for the upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car openers at Ocala, Fla. February 21-23 will be glad to learn that the events will be streamed live on the USAC website at usacracing.tv on a pay-per-view basis, which is included with paid subscriptions to usacracing.tv. The cost will be $9,95 per night and will cover racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the 3/8-mile dirt Bubba Raceway Park oval. “We are again delighted...more
USAC WESTERN CHAMPS FETED IN PASO

USAC WESTERN CHAMPS FETED IN PASO...

2/12/2013
USAC's 2012 Western Champions and special award winners were honored Saturday night at the Estrella Warbirds Museum and Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, Calif. Competitors in the Ignite Midgets, Western Midgets, Western Classic Sprints, West Coast Sprints, USAC/CRA Sprints, and more were celebrated as a large crowd was in attendance. Perris Auto Speedway Announcer Chris Holt served as master of ceremonies and before the festivities began, Anne Wilkerson honored...more
AMSOIL SPRINTS OPEN 2013 CALENDAR

AMSOIL SPRINTS OPEN 2013 CALENDAR...

2/19/2013
Defending AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. leads the series to its 2013 debut this week, with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Clauson is the two-time defending USAC National Drivers Champion and has won at least one USAC National race every year since his debut in 2005. His 45 USAC National feature wins in just eight years already rank him 24th all-time in USAC’s 57-year history....more
Tracy Hines Opens the 2013 USAC Sp

Tracy Hines Opens the 2013 USAC Sp...

2/21/2013
New Castle, Ind.—Feb. 21, 2013— To say that the off-season was a busy one for Tracy Hines would be an understatement. With less than three months to assemble a team, build cars and prepare for the 2013 sprint car season, the veteran driver burned the midnight oil in the shop from the instant he returned from the 2012 season-ending events in California last November until he headed south to Florida late last week. He’ll put all of that hard work on display this week at...more
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA...

2/21/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.150; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.204; 3. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.259; 4. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.302; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-RW-TriStar-14.398; 6. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-14.413; 7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.433; 8. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-14.505; 9. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.512; 10. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-14.567; 11. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.568; 12. C.J....more
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA...

2/22/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.819; 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.931; 3. Scotty Weir, 40, Hery-14.063; 4. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.079; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.110; 6. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.191; 7. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-14.311; 8. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.362; 9. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.371; 10. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-14.517; 11. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-14.525; 12. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.548; 13....more
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CH

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CH...

2/23/2013
QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-13.936; 2. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-14.158; 3. Justin Grant, 11, Walker-14.164; 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.216; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.221; 6. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.230; 7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.283; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.286; 9. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.290; 10. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.325; 11. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.330; 12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.359;...more
Tracy Hines Wins Twice in Florida

Tracy Hines Wins Twice in Florida...

2/24/2013
New Castle, Ind.—Feb. 24, 2013— After finishing 2012 on a very strong note, Tracy Hines was pretty optimistic heading into the 2013 sprint car season. He had formed his own team, built new cars all winter long and switched engines programs for this year as well. For the native of New Castle, Ind., all of that hard work paid big dividends as he opened the 2013 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series campaign with a pair of wins in just his second and third starts of the...more
SCHUERENBERG VAULTS TO AMSOIL POIN

SCHUERENBERG VAULTS TO AMSOIL POIN...

2/25/2013
Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Mo. sits atop the 2013 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series standings after the opening events of the year at Ocala, Fla. last week. Schuerenberg finished third, fourth and fifth in the three 30-lap “Winter Dirt Games IV” features at Bubba Raceway Park and has a four-point lead over Chase Stockon going into an April 6 race at Lawrenceburg, Ind. Stockon posted the fastest qualifying time both Thursday and Saturday. Tracy Hines of New...more
USAC’S TRUE SPEED “TRIPLE CROWN” G

USAC’S TRUE SPEED “TRIPLE CROWN” G...

2/25/2013
Due to the unique USAC National Championship structure in 2013, with separate USAC National Midget Pavement and Dirt Champions to be crowned, guidelines regarding the USAC True Speed Triple Crown Championship have been restructured and announced. The career achievement is acknowledged with a specially-crafted championship ring courtesy of True Speed Enterprises and USAC Triple Crown Champion Tony Stewart, who became the first to “sweep” the honors in a single year in...more
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE R

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE R...

3/2/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-13.728; 2. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-14.030; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.074; 4. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-14.145; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.194; 6. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-14.223; 7. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-14.224; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8, Ream-14.224; 8. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-14.274; 10. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.330; 11. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.384; 12. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.418; 13. Rip...more
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

3/3/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.588; 2. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-13.712; 3. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-13.729; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-13.784; 5. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-13.829; 6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-13.970; 7. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-13.972; 8. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-14.029; 9. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.033; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.127; 11. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-14.175; 12. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-14.199; 13. Austin...more
USAC/CRA “SOKOLA SHOOTOUT” SATURDA

USAC/CRA “SOKOLA SHOOTOUT” SATURDA...

3/4/2013
This Saturday night’s “Sokola Shootout” at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway salutes the memory of the Sokola family, whose impact on Sprint Car racing in Southern California was profound. Gary Sokola piloted the CRA Sprint Series for 13 years before becoming the USAC National Sprint Car Supervisor, a post he held for 10 years prior to his passing in 2000. Saturday’s race marks the 150th for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at the half-mile dirt oval and drivers Mike Spencer...more
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE R

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE R...

3/10/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.392; 2. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.604; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 18, Kittle-16.694; 4. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.712; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.748; 6. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-16.750; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.756; 8. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-16.767; 9. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.768; 10. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.782; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.802; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.815; 13....more
CRA SPRINTS BACK TO PERRIS APRIL

CRA SPRINTS BACK TO PERRIS APRIL...

3/11/2013
Damion Gardner and Nic Faas are expected to shoot it out for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint car point lead April 6 when the series resumes at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. They are tied for the runner-up position in the standings behind Bryan Clauson, who won Saturday night’s “Sokola Shootout” at the Pas. Clauson is expected to compete in the April 6 AMSOIL National Sprint Car race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway after scoring his ninth victory of 2013 in last Saturday’s...more
USAC HALL OF FAME EXPANDS BY 8; 4

USAC HALL OF FAME EXPANDS BY 8; 4...

3/18/2013
Eight additional inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame have been announced, joining the 12 inaugural inductees announced in 2012. The new class includes four drivers, one car owner, one mechanic, one official and one race organizer. An additional four inductees will be selected by popular vote from a list of 16 eligibles released this week through social mediums. The second annual USAC Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held May 18 at Raceway Park in...more
AMSOIL SPRINTS HEAD FOR THE “BURG”

AMSOIL SPRINTS HEAD FOR THE “BURG”...

4/1/2013
Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. continues his pursuit of the all-time record for AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car wins this Saturday when the series visits Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. None of his 45 wins to date have come at the 3/8-mile dirt oval, although he did win a 2010 USAC National Midget race there. Hines ranks third in the current standings and a win Saturday would tie him with Jack Hewitt on the all-time list at 46, six behind the leader Tom Bigelow. He...more
“POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” FOR CRA SP

“POWER OF PURPLE NIGHT” FOR CRA SP...

4/1/2013
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. hopes to hold onto an all-time lead while trying to vault to the 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint point lead Saturday night when the series competes in the “Power of Purple Night” benefitting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Gardner, who will focus on the USAC/CRA campaign this season, has 25 career wins at Perris, one more than five-time series titlist Mike Spencer of...more
4 ADDITIONAL USAC HALL OF FAME IND

4 ADDITIONAL USAC HALL OF FAME IND...

4/1/2013
Tony Bettenhausen, Tom Bigelow, Jack Hewitt and Johnny Rutherford emerged the winners in USAC’s recent social media poll to complete the 2013 list of inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame. The four drivers received the most votes from a select list of 16 candidates and will join eight previously-announced inductees in the ceremony which accompanies USAC’s May 18 “Hall of Fame Classic” Traxxas Silver Crown Championship race at Raceway Park in Indianapolis,...more
Front Row Challenge/Ultimate Chall

Front Row Challenge/Ultimate Chall...

4/2/2013
OSKALOOSA, IA (4/2/13) by DarinShort.com. Tickets are now on sale for the 18th Annual Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge® (August 5th) and 12th Annual Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge™ (August 6th) presented by Searsboro Telephone Company. Fans can purchase tickets to each of these blockbuster events by contacting the Front Row Challenge Ent. LLC office at 515-957-0020. The office is open weekly from 10:30AM-4:30PM (Central time) on Tuesday through Thursday....more
Tracy Hines Looks to Keep Early Se

Tracy Hines Looks to Keep Early Se...

4/4/2013
New Castle, Ind.—April 4, 2013— After opening the 2013 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series season with a pair of wins in Florida in February, Tracy Hines has been counting the days until the series returned to action in the Midwest opener. That wait will end this weekend, as the series hits the track at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana. A full night of racing is on-tap for Hines and his fellow USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series competitors at Lawrenceburg...more
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR R

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR R...

4/6/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.966; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 17, McGhee-13.978; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.015; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.099; 5. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-14.130; 6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.209;7. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-14.215; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.248; 9. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-14.257; 10. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.280; 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.285; 12. Brady Bacon,...more
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

4/6/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.095; 2. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.256; 3. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.276; 4. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.314; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.382; 6. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.399; 7. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-16.423; 8. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-16.429; 9. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-16.534; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.572; 11. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.666; 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.673; 13. Greg...more
A Consistent Night for Tracy Hines

A Consistent Night for Tracy Hines...

4/7/2013
New Castle, Ind.—April 7, 2013— Tracy Hines looked to pick up where he left off in Florida in February, as the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series made their 2013 Midwest debut on Saturday, April 6 at Lawrenceburg Speedway in his home state of Indiana and did exactly that to open the night as he set fast time in qualifying. A consistent heat race run and feature finish would help the 2002 series champion remain in the top-five in points following the 30-lap main...more
Stop Me If You've Heard This One:

Stop Me If You've Heard This One:...

4/8/2013
Saturday night April 6, proved to be one of the best nights of racing seen at Ventura in several years. The first of four Battle at the Beach VRA/USAC Midget races presented by ARP was run with 19 midgets in attendance. There were three heat races run Saturday night with wins going to David Prickett in the Super Shox heat one, Jake Swanson in the Schroeder Racing Products heat two and Troy Rutherford the BR Motorsports heat three. The 30 lap Battle at the Beach main...more
“BRANSON/LARSON SPRINTS AT ELDORA

“BRANSON/LARSON SPRINTS AT ELDORA...

4/8/2013
Chase Stockon of Sullivan, Ind. earned his initial AMSOIL USAC National Sprint victories last year and carries the series point lead into the April 20 “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Stockon finished second to Kevin Thomas Jr. in last Saturday’s 30-lap feature at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and stands eight points ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg in the new standings. Schuerenberg was fourth at “The Burg.” Stockon posted a pair...more
CRA SPRINTS HEAD FOR YUMA APRIL 19

CRA SPRINTS HEAD FOR YUMA APRIL 19...

4/8/2013
Nic Faas and Damion Gardner will lead the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars to Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona for back-to-back races April 19-20. The two Mark Alexander team drivers completed a 1-2 “sweep” of last Saturday night’s 30-lap feature at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and Faas emerged with a four-point lead over the 2005 champion. Faas trailed David Cardey for the first 28 laps in the “Power of Purple Night” race at the half-mile dirt oval, then took the lead...more
Tracy Hines Guest on the TJSlidewa

Tracy Hines Guest on the TJSlidewa...

4/15/2013
New Castle, Ind.— April 15, 2013— As he gears up for a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio this coming weekend, Tracy Hines will be a guest on the TJSlideways.com Live show tonight. TJSlideways.com Live hits the air at 8 p.m. Eastern and can be accessed at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ShortTrackRacingPR/2ab1727214/573ed91d45/24c9545a10. Hines will share his thoughts on his season to-date, which includes a pair of wins with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series,...more
HINES SEEKS 4TH “BRANSON-LARSON” S

HINES SEEKS 4TH “BRANSON-LARSON” S...

4/15/2013
Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. seeks a record fourth “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” victory this Saturday when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars visit Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Last year he became the second three-time race winner (Jay Drake also won three) and his 85 total USAC National race victories are tops among “active” USAC drivers. Hines is also chasing Tom Bigelow’s all-time career leading 52 series victories and stands at 45, just one back of...more
FAAS-GARDNER SHOOTOUT AT COCOPAH T

FAAS-GARDNER SHOOTOUT AT COCOPAH T...

4/15/2013
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series makes its second appearance at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz. this weekend and Mark Alexander teammates Nic Faas and Damion Gardner are ready to square off for the series point lead. Races at the 3/8-mile dirt oval are set for Friday and Saturday nights and the two point leaders are separated by just four points after the first four races. Faas, the winner at Perris, Calif. April 6, also has a pair of seconds and a third, while...more
Tracy Hines Looks to Add to Eldora

Tracy Hines Looks to Add to Eldora...

4/18/2013
New Castle, Ind.—April 18, 2013— Winning two of out three races in a season at a particular track with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series is a pretty good accomplishment. When that track is the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, the feat becomes even more remarkable. That’s what Tracy Hines was able to accomplish last season as he was victorious in the series first stop at the track in the spring and also returned to Victory Lane at Eldora in the fall. He’ll look...more
Damion Gardner To Try To Break The

Damion Gardner To Try To Break The...

4/19/2013
Very rarely do we see a sprint car break the 140 mph range. No one denies that they have the ability to, but for the most part the short tracks and track conditions that we see them race on, limit their ability to get the cars over 140-150mph. However, Damion Gardner and Steve “Biggie” Watt are teaming together to try to break in to the 200 mph range! Gardner and Biggie are teaming together and building a sprint car for the famous speed week at the historic Bonneville...more
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

4/19/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-16.451; 2. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.673; 3. Bud Kaeding, 29, BK-17.008; 4. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-17.058; 5. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.189; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.269; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.283; 8. Mike Martin, 16B, Marftin-17.340; 9. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.348; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.366; 11. Bob Ream, 8, BRAT-17.415; 12. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.430; 13. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.516;...more
USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RA

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RA...

4/20/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nathan Washam, 33x, Hood-14.814; 2. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-14.837; 3. Tony Hunt, 56, Phulps-15.030; 4. Matt Streeter, 14jr, Streeter-15.101; 5. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.129; 6. Joe Stornetta, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.249; 7. Tanner Swanson, 69, Kaiser-15.355; 8. Klint Simpson, 84, Simpson-15.482; 9. Colton Slack, 17, Slack-15.485; 10. Gordon Rodgers, 94, Dusin-15.949; 11. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-16.152; 12. Shauna Hogg, 5, Hogg-16.191; 13 Tom...more
WEATHER FORCES ELDORA CANCELLATION

WEATHER FORCES ELDORA CANCELLATION

4/20/2013
Rossburg, OH........Saturday night's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio has been cancelled due to frigid temperatures and a wintry mix of precipitation. The National Weather Service has also issued freeze warnings throughout Darke and Mercer Counties. The bitter cold temperatures this morning are hampering the track crew's diligent efforts to rework the high-banked .500-mile clay oval into optimal condition and have forced Eldora and...more
AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RE...

4/20/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nic Faas, 4, Alexander-17.030; 2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-17.094; 3. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-17.339; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.420; 5. Bud Kaeding, 29, BK-17.523; 6. Mike Martin, 16B, Martin-17.602; 7. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-17.725; 8. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.779; 9. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-17.828; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.897; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-18.023; 12. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-18.046; 13. Bob Ream, 8,...more
SPRINTS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY, PUTNAM

SPRINTS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY, PUTNAM...

4/22/2013
Chase Stockon leads the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to a pair of Indiana races this weekend, holding an eight-point lead over Hunter Schuerenberg in the latest standings. Last Saturday’s “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio fell victim to inclement weather, with freezing temperatures forcing the cancellation. This Friday night’s race is at Gas City I-69 Speedway and Saturday’s race is at Lincoln Park Speedway in...more
USAC/CRA SPRINTS BACK AT THE PAS M

USAC/CRA SPRINTS BACK AT THE PAS M...

4/22/2013
The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are idle this week and resume action May 4 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. When they do, former series champ Damion Gardner will try to protect the four-point lead he enjoys over teammate Nic Faas as a result of two victories last weekend. Gardner, of Concord, Calif., tied A.J. Foyt, Dave Steele and Bryan Clauson as the winningest USAC drivers in Arizona history with his seventh and eighth wins in the Grand Canyon State this past...more
WC SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD, CLASSIC

WC SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD, CLASSIC...

4/22/2013
Ryan Bernal holds the lead in two USAC Western Sprint Car series after sweeping a pair of wins last weekend in California. The Hollister, Calif. driver piloted his King Racing Products/A A Precision Machine Spike/Raney to Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Western Classic opener at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, then came back to take Saturday’s 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint feature at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. He takes a 24-point lead over Richard Vander Weerd into...more
A Tripleheader for Tracy Hines thi

A Tripleheader for Tracy Hines thi...

4/24/2013
New Castle, Ind.—April 24, 2013— Having two straight weekends rained out feels like an eternity for a racer. Just ask Tracy Hines, who has put in plenty of hours in the shop recently, but would much rather be at the track mixing it up. With three races scheduled in his home state of Indiana this weekend, he’ll get the chance to compete and also show his versatility. Hines will contest a pair of races with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series along with the season...more
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA...

4/26/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 17T, McGhee-11.441; 2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-11.601; 3. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-11.615; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.620; 5. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-11.684; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.7037. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-11.706; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-11.719; 9. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-11.738; 10. Scotty Weir, 18, Keen-11.788; 11. Chase Stockon, 32, 31 TBI Racing-11.811; 12....more
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RA...

4/27/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.865; 2. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.892; 3. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-12.914; 4. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-12.951; 5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.982; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 31 TBI Racing-12.993; 7. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.005; 8. Thomas Meseraull, 17T, McGhee-13.012; 9. Chris Windom, 39, Walker-13.100; 10. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.125; 11. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.125; 12. Kurt Gross,...more
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