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HAGEN, HINES HAVE LEG UP ON NEW SM

HAGEN, HINES HAVE LEG UP ON NEW SM...

2/6/2013
Defending USAC National Midget Champion Darren Hagen and five-time series runner-up Tracy Hines have something unique among drivers expected to compete in the February 17-18 USAC National Midget openers at New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Both have previous USAC wins in the Sunshine State. Hagen won last year during the USAC Sprint Car events at Ocala and Hines won the 2007 USAC Silver Crown Championship race in Homestead-Miami. Hagen scored four victories on his way to last...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
STEELE MAKES USAC RETURN AT NEW SM

STEELE MAKES USAC RETURN AT NEW SM...

2/13/2013
Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. will seek his first ever official USAC National feature victory in his home state this weekend when the USAC National Midgets compete at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach. Dave’s only previous USAC win in Florida came in a “non-points” USAC Sprint race at Orlando in 2005 and he will be part of an RW Motorsports quartet of drivers slated to compete at the half-mile paved oval located just 10 minutes south of Daytona Beach. Steele will...more
LARSON EYES SUNDAY MIDGETS AT NEW

LARSON EYES SUNDAY MIDGETS AT NEW...

2/15/2013
Racing phenom Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, Calif. is planning to compete in Sunday’s USAC National Midget race at the New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. It’ll be part of a busy week of activity for the 21-year-old who has compiled 10 USAC National Midget victories in his first two seasons. Larson will pilot one of four RW Motorsports entries in Sunday’s event, the first of two at the half-mile Smyrna oval which also hosts Monday USAC Midget racing. He’ll join...more
Taylor Ferns Ready for USAC Midget

Taylor Ferns Ready for USAC Midget...

2/15/2013
Shelby Township, Mich.—Feb. 15, 2013 — Florida, February and racing have gone hand-in-hand for decades, as racers escape the cold and snow of others parts of the country to open their season in the “Sunshine State.” For the first time in her career, Taylor Ferns will have the chance to be part of the Speedweeks activities as she heads to Florida to compete in a pair of events with the USAC National Midget Series. The opening two races of the pavement portion of the...more
Tracy Hines Opens the 2013 USAC Mi

Tracy Hines Opens the 2013 USAC Mi...

2/15/2013
New Castle, Ind.—Feb. 15, 2013— When it was announced that the USAC National Midget Series would open the 2013 season in Florida, Tracy Hines was pretty excited. He was already headed to the “Sunshine State” with his sprint car, so getting to race two more times in a midget and open both the sprint car and midget season at the same time offers the perfect way to kick-off the outdoor portion of his 2013 season. Hines will take to the track at New Smyrna Speedway on...more
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:...

2/18/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Larson, 17B, RW-16.726; 2. Caleb Armstrong, 7c, C & A-16.797; 3. Bobby Santos, 17, RW-16.862; 4. Kyle Hamilton, 56, 5ive-6ix-17.201; 5. Kyle O;Gara, 27, RW-17.228; 6. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.251; 7. Tanner Swanson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.263; 8. Taylor Ferns, 55, Ferns-17.333; 9. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-17.343; 10. Dalton Armstrong, 7a, C & A-17.373; 11. David Byrne, 20, Bryne-17.404; 12. Aaron Pierce, 6,...more
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:...

2/18/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Caleb Armstrong, 7c, C & A-16.783; 2. Bobby Santos, 17, RW-16.809; 3. Tanner Swanson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.824; 4. Darren Hagen, 3, RFMS-16.974; 5. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.975; 6. Dalton Armstrong, 7a, C & A-16.995; 7. Dave Steele, 17B, RW-17.059; 8. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.310; 9. Cole Carter, 5, Bertrand-17.345; 10. Taylor Ferns, 55, Ferns-17.387; 11. Kyle O;Gara, 27, RW-17.432; 12. David Byrne, 20,...more
LARSON, SANTOS GRAB NEW SMYRNA MID

LARSON, SANTOS GRAB NEW SMYRNA MID...

2/19/2013
Caleb Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. is the early leader in the 2013 USAC National Midget Pavement Series and will take a six-point lead over Bobby Santos into the May 25 “Night Before the 500” classic in Indianapolis, Ind. Armstrong recorded sixth and third-place finishes in Sunday and Monday’s series openers at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach. Fla. RW Motorsports teammates Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, Calif. and Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. emerged with...more
Tracy Hines Finishes Third and Eig

Tracy Hines Finishes Third and Eig...

2/19/2013
New Castle, Ind.—Feb. 19, 2013— It's the goal of every driver to start the season on a strong note and with some consistency. Tracy Hines did exactly that as he finished third in the 2013 season-opener for the USAC National Midget Series and their pavement championship at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, and wrapped up the two-night event with an eighth-place performance. Hines, piloting the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike, began the first night at New Smyrna...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
USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESU

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESU...

3/2/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 67, Kunz-14.097; 2. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.178; 3. Kyle Larson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.251; 4. Alex Sewell, 7, McQueen-14.308; 5. Casey Shuman, 12, Dunlap-14.337; 6. Tyler Thorson, 67w, Kunz-14.396; 7. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-14.400; 8. Dillon Welch, 39x, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.402; 9. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.406; 10. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-14.460; 11. Kody Swanson, 45, Neverlift-14.462;...more
USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESU

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESU...

3/3/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christopher Bell, 71k, Kunz-14.297; 2. Rico Abreu, 67, Kunz-14.376; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-14,422; 4. Kody Swanson, 45, Neverlift-14.454; 5. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.588; 6. Stevie Sussex, 1az, Sussex-14.650; 7. Johnathon Henry, 88, Graunstad-14.657; 8. Dillon Welch, 39c, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.664; 9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.681;10. Jake Swanson, 05, Swanson-14.700; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.704; 12....more
WESTERN MIDGET DIRT AT BAKERSFIELD

WESTERN MIDGET DIRT AT BAKERSFIELD...

3/4/2013
USAC’s Western Midget Series heads for Madera and Bakersfield, Calif. ovals in late-March. The pavement series debuts March 23 at Madera Speedway and the dirt series resumes March 30 at Bakersfield Speedway. Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. stands atop the dirt standings after winning the first two features of the season last weekend at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Driving the Curb Records Spike/Esslinger, Clauson passed Ronnie Gardner on lap seven and led...more
Tracy Hines Finishes Second & Seve

Tracy Hines Finishes Second & Seve...

3/11/2013
New Castle, Ind.—March 11, 2013— Indoor midget racing takes a combination of two very important elements to be in contention for wins. First, a fast car and second, a little bit of luck. Tracy Hines had both of those at various times this past weekend as he took to the track at the Cedar Lake Arena in New Richmond, Wisc., for the Sasquatch Indoor Nationals presented by Jack Link's Beef Jerky, which served as the season opening two races for the Stark Automotive...more
WESTERN IGNITES OPEN AT HAVASU 95

WESTERN IGNITES OPEN AT HAVASU 95...

3/11/2013
The 2013 USAC Western Ignite Midget Series debuts this Saturday night at Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu, Ariz. It’s the first of 11 races scheduled for the pavement portion of the 2013 calendar. Saturday’s race is the first for USAC’s Ignite Midgets at Lake Havasu in two years. Ross Rankine, USAC’s 2012 Midwest Ignite Champion, was the 2011 winner. Garrett Peterson of West Sacramento, Calif. and Bryant Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz. won 2012 USAC Western Ignite pavement...more
WESTERN MIDGETS OPEN PAVED SLATE S

WESTERN MIDGETS OPEN PAVED SLATE S...

3/18/2013
The 2013 USAC Western Midget Series makes its pavement debut this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway after the dirt calendar opened two weeks ago in Arizona. The USAC and BCRA Midgets combine for Saturday’s event and defending USAC Western Midget pavement champion Chad Nichols is expected to be among top threats for victory. Nichols won two of last year’s Madera outings, while Scott Pierovich and Michael Snyder were the other winners. Pierovich currently sits...more
LVMS BULLRING HOSTS APRIL 6 WESTER

LVMS BULLRING HOSTS APRIL 6 WESTER...

3/18/2013
Bryant Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz. led the final 20 laps to win Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Western Ignite Pavement Midget opener at Havasu 95 Speedway. Dawson passed Michael Fanelli on lap 11 and led the rest of the way. Fanelli led the first 10 laps and finished second ahead of Shawn Buckley, Jarid Blondel and George Blacker. The series resumes April 6 at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bullring where Dawson captured the 2012 USAC Las Vegas Ignite title. Dawson scored five...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
Sasquatch Nationals

Sasquatch Nationals

3/23/2013
Cedar Lake Indoor Nationals aka "Sasquatch Indoor Nationals presented by Jack Link's Beef Jerky" New Richmond, Wis., March 8-9, 2013 - It was 20 degree weather, wind blowing hard, ice and snow everywhere. This Texas girl was not ready for a Wisconsin blizzard. (Don't think my Texas teammate Payton Pierce was either.) But let’s go back to the beginning. I was so excited to get back I the seat of the McCreery #57K midget. We were just coming off a win I the micro so...more
USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE

USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE...

3/24/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. David Goodwill, 88, Arata-13.615; 2. Kody Swanson, 4, Rosen-13.746; 3. Kevin Morris, 17k, Morris-13.820; 4. Frank Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.903; 5. Darrin Snider, 2k, Snider-13.976; 6. Dan Gundo, 6x, Gundo-14.143; 7. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-14.446; 8. Floyd Alvis, 1, Alvis-14.565; 9. DavidLamont, 09, Rosa-15.201; 10. Lonnie Alton, 5a, Alton-15.392; 11. Chad Nichols, 29, Eskesen-16.683; 12. Ken Nichols, 17n, Nichols-NT; 13. Nick Chivello, 27B,...more
WESTERN MIDGETS AT BAKERSFIELD SAT

WESTERN MIDGETS AT BAKERSFIELD SAT...

3/25/2013
The USAC Western Midgets invade Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway Saturday night and a new series point leader is nearly assured. At present Bryan Clauson sits atop the standings, but Kody Swanson is just four points back and Rico Abreu is only 15 back entering the Bakersfield race. Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., wheeled Bob Rosen’s Espresso Beast/Fontana to victory in Saturday night’s race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. The race was co-sanctioned by BCRA. David Goodwill,...more
EASTERN IGNITES DEBUT AT ACE THIS

EASTERN IGNITES DEBUT AT ACE THIS...

3/25/2013
The 2013 USAC Eastern Ignite Midget campaign kicks off its 19-race calendar this weekend with back-to-back races Friday and Saturday at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. The series travels to 10 different venues in five states and concludes with an October race also offering Midwestern Ignite points, the fourth of those races offering both points. Last year’s Eastern Ignite champion Jared Irvan scored five wins in the seven Ace events. Nic Davidson and Chris Lamb were...more
USAC EASTERN IGNITE MIDGET RACE RE

USAC EASTERN IGNITE MIDGET RACE RE...

4/1/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Krachun, 29, Krachun-15.590; 2. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.639; 3. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-15.754; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.863; 5. Billy Gaule, 22, Gaule-15.883; 6. Wil Raber, 3, Hocevar-15.968; 7. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.020; 8. Nic Davidson, 39, Radical-16.174; 9. Baline Leydig, 21, Leydig-16.353; 10. Nikki Carroll, 124, Carroll-16.501; 11. Gage Walker, 7, Walker-NT; 12. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-NT; 13. Jessica Bean, 9x,...more
USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RES

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RES...

4/1/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.393; 2. Jake Swanson, 05, Swanson-13.617; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-13.617; 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 8v, Vander Weerd-13.664; 5. David Prickett, 15, Neverlift-13.670; 6. Troy Rutherford, 11, Martens-13.680; 7. Cody Swanson, 71, Swanson-13.702; 8. Ryan Bernal, 72, Ford-13.715; 9. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-13.751; 10. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.767; 11. Kody Swanson, 55, Neverlift-13.801; 12. Richard Vander Weerd,...more
WESTERN IGNITES SATURDAY AT LVMS B

WESTERN IGNITES SATURDAY AT LVMS B...

4/1/2013
Bryan Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz., USAC’s 2012 Las Vegas Ignite Midget Champion, leads the 2013 Western Ignite Pavement series to the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bullring this Saturday. He won the recent Western pavement opener at Lake Havasu, Ariz. Dawson’s 12 LVMS appearances in last year stamp him as the overwhelming favorite Saturday. In 2012 he posted five wins, four seconds and three thirds! Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. will lead the USAC Eastern Ignite Midgets to an April 20...more
WESTERN MIDGETS PART OF VENTURA’S

WESTERN MIDGETS PART OF VENTURA’S...

4/1/2013
Ronnie Gardner and Kody Swanson enter this Saturday night’s “Battle at the Beach” at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway as 2013 USAC Western Midget point leaders. Gardner, of Corona, Calif., already has a second and a third in this year’s Western dirt events and Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., won the 2013 pavement opener at Madera, Calif. Gardner was second to Cody Swanson in Saturday night’s 30-lapper at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway, while Swanson was 20th. Cody Swanson...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
USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESU

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESU...

4/6/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. David Prickett (#15 Neverlift), 2. Kody Swanson (#55x Neverlift), 3. Johnathon Henry (#88 Graunstadt), 4. Kyle Edwards (#39 Edwards), 5. Randi Pankratz (#8 Pankratz), 6. Steve Davis (#2D Davis). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jake Swanson (#05 Swanson), 2. Ronnie Gardner (#68 Johnson), 3. Sean Dodenhoff (#9d Dodenhoff), 4. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith), 5. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 6. Jimmy Voitel (#21 Voitel). NT THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Troy...more
USAC WESTERN IGNITE (PAVEMENT) MID

USAC WESTERN IGNITE (PAVEMENT) MID...

4/6/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-15.300; 2. Bryant Dawson, 99, Dawson-15.392; 3. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.602; 4. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.630; 5. George Blacker, 9, Blacker-15.833; 6. Cody Jessop, 9, Jessop-15.877; 7. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.905; 8. Marina Turner, 98T, Turner-15.986; 9. Tom Tombarello, 98, Tombarello-16.353; 10. Ariel Biggs, 11E, Biggs-16.467. FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Dawson, 2. Blondel, 3. Breckenridge, 4....more
INAUGURAL “KOKOMO GRAND PRIX” FRID

INAUGURAL “KOKOMO GRAND PRIX” FRID...

4/8/2013
This weekend’s inaugural USAC/Powri “Kokomo Grand Prix” at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway is expected to generate a battle for the early USAC National Dirt Midget point lead. The 3/8-mile dirt oval hosts complete racing programs Friday and Saturday which also feature the USAC Midwest Ignite Midgets and Powri 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. The events kick off the 2013 USAC National Midget Dirt campaign after the USAC National Pavement campaign opened at New Smyrna Beach, Fla....more
WESTERN MIDGETS AT MADERA MAY 4; G

WESTERN MIDGETS AT MADERA MAY 4; G...

4/8/2013
Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. stands atop the standings in the USAC Western Midget and Dirt standings after recording his initial USAC feature victory in the 30-lap USAC/VRA main event Saturday night at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. The Western Dirt Midgets resume action May 11 at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway, while the Western Pavement Midgets are set to return to the Madera (Calif.) Speedway May 4. Gardner led the final 12 laps of Saturday’s “Battle at the...more
MIDWEST IGNITES PART OF KOKOMO’S “

MIDWEST IGNITES PART OF KOKOMO’S “...

4/8/2013
Bryant Dawson, USAC’s 2012 Las Vegas Ignite Midget champion, is again the man to beat in the 2013 USAC Western Ignite Pavement Midgets. Dawson will carry a 16-point lead into a May 18 race at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. The Phoenix, Ariz. driver returned to the winner’s circle at the LVMS oval Saturday night, out-dueling Jarid Blondel in a 30-lap tussle. Six lead changes ended with Dawson leading the final three laps, with Blondel, Michael Fanelli,...more
KOKOMO GRAND PRIX CHANGES TO SATUR

KOKOMO GRAND PRIX CHANGES TO SATUR...

4/10/2013
The “Kokomo Grand Prix” has been switched to Saturday and Sunday at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Track, USAC and Powri officials have agreed to move the 2-night USAC/Powri National Midget event back a day to create a more acceptable weather scenario, based on expected heavy rains and cold temperatures the next two nights. Rain is forecast for 100 percent Thursday and the night-time temperatures Thursday and Friday are projected near freezing, while Saturday and Sunday...more
Tracy Hines Geared Up for the Koko

Tracy Hines Geared Up for the Koko...

4/11/2013
New Castle, Ind.—April 11, 2013— There are some tracks and combinations that just agree with a driver and they seem to run up front and be in contention every time they visit that particular venue. For Tracy Hines one of those pairings is Kokomo Speedway and a midget, where he has had more than his fair share of success in his career, especially over the last couple of seasons. He’ll have two more opportunities this weekend to race at the Indiana oval aboard the Parker...more
A Familiar Track: Taylor Ferns to

A Familiar Track: Taylor Ferns to...

4/11/2013
Shelby Township, Mich.—April 11, 2013 — Taylor Ferns has a couple of very fond memories of Kokomo Speedway in Indiana. It’s the track at which she made her first start in a full-sized midget in 2009. A couple of years later in 2011 she was part of a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead with open wheel legend Dave Darland, which was part of her championship winning season with the USAC D1 Midget Series. Ferns will return to the always racy bullring this weekend...more
USAC ADDS CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL T

USAC ADDS CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL T...

4/12/2013
One brand new date has been added to the 2013 USAC racing calendar while another has been removed. The 4th “Chad McDaniel Memorial” Midget race at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kans. joins the USAC National Dirt Midget calendar on Tuesday night, July 30. The Beloit Midget race joins a week of activity filled with USAC National Midget racing, preceding the August 1-3 “Belleville Midget Nationals” at the half-mile North Central Kansas Free Fair oval. The July 7...more
"KOKOMO GRAND PRIX" CANCELLED, FAL

"KOKOMO GRAND PRIX" CANCELLED, FAL...

4/12/2013
Kokomo, IN......This weekend's "Kokomo Grand Prix" has been cancelled. Torrential rains and consequential flooding have conspired to force cancellation of the USAC and Powri Midget, USAC Midwest Ignite and Powri 600cc Outlaw Micro Series "tripleheaders" slated for Saturday and Sunday nights. at the third-mile dirt oval. The facility has been inundated with water, rendering the buildings, pits and parking not conducive to hosting the event. "We hate to pull the plug,"...more
NATIONAL MIDGETS EYE INDIANAPOLIS,

NATIONAL MIDGETS EYE INDIANAPOLIS,...

4/15/2013
USAC’s National Midget Series are idle until late-May, with the pavement series resuming May 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. and the dirt series resuming May 31 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill. Last weekend’s “Kokomo Grand Prix” at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway was washed out by weather. The O’Connor Family, race organizers at the third-mile dirt oval, has vowed to reinstitute the inaugural event in 2014 after discussions with both USAC and Powri,...more
VISALIA, BAKERSFIELD, ELMA & SHENA

VISALIA, BAKERSFIELD, ELMA & SHENA...

4/15/2013
Eastern, Western and Washington USAC Ignite participants all spring into action this week as the 2013 calendar accelerates with four events in California, Washington and Virginia. The 2013 USAC Midwest Ignite campaign openers were delayed this past weekend as weather forced cancellation of the “Kokomo Grand Prix” at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Heavy rain and cold temperatures conspired to force the cancellation and the series now prepares for its 2013 openers at Gas City...more
USAC WESTERN IGNITE (DIRT) MIDGET

USAC WESTERN IGNITE (DIRT) MIDGET...

4/20/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Wally Pankratz, 37., Pankratz-12.176; 2. Michael Steele, 92, Steele-12.254; 3. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-12.321; 4. Cory Elliott, 1, Elliott-12.409; 5. Clayton Ruston, 55k, Custer-12.429; 6. Ariel Biggs, 11E, Biggs-12.445; 7. Ashley Hazelton, 59, Hazelton-12.659; 8. Parker Colston, 64, Colston-12.784; 9. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-12.898. FIRST HEAT: (10 Laps) 1. Pankratz, 2. Ruston, 3. Blondel, 4. Breckenridge, 5. Hazelton....more
USAC EASTERN IGNITE MIDGET RACE RE

USAC EASTERN IGNITE MIDGET RACE RE...

4/20/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Krachun, 29, Krachun-15.692; 2. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.838; 3. Wil Raber, 3, Hocevar-16.026; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-16.075; 5. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.197; 6. Nic Davidson, 39, Radical-16.260; 7. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-16.265; 8. Billy Gaule, 22, Gaule-16.454; 9. Nikki Carroll, 124, Carroll-17.094; 10. Justin Whittall, 67, Whittall-NT (time of 16.187 disallowed). FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Krachun, 2. Raber, 3. Gaule, 4....more
USAC WESTERN IGNITE (DIRT) MIDGET

USAC WESTERN IGNITE (DIRT) MIDGET...

4/21/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott (#1 Elliott), 2. Ashley Hazelton (#59 Hazelton), 3. Michael Steele (#92 Steele), 4. Clayton Ruston (#55k Custer), 5. Christine Breckenridge (#26 Breckenridge). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Parker Colston (#64 Colston), 2. Jarid Blondel (#98 Blondel), 3. Ariel Biggs (#11E Biggs), 4. Wally Pankratz (#37 Pankratz), 5. Alexander Bissett (#3 Turner). NT FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Parker Colston, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Ariel Biggs, 4. Cory...more
USAC WASHINGTON IGNITE MIDGET RACE

USAC WASHINGTON IGNITE MIDGET RACE...

4/21/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Robby Vaughn, 3s, Stewart-16.149; 2. Chase Goetz, 91, Goetz-16.157; 3. Jeremy Miller, 44, Miller-16.323; 4. Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-16.456; 5. Chance Crum, 91s, Stewart-16.674; 6. Dougie James, 29, James-16.826; 7. Renee Angel, 2a, Angel-17.983; 8. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-19.198. HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Vaughn, 2. Miller, 3. Goetz, 4. Angel, 5. Crum, 6. James, 7. Thomas, 8. Lindquist. NT FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Jeremy Miller, 3....more
IGNITES AT GAS CITY, MONTPELIER &

IGNITES AT GAS CITY, MONTPELIER &...

4/22/2013
Midwest and Washington USAC Ignite racing unfolds this weekend as the 2013 calendar swings into full song. The Midwest calendar opens with Indiana events Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway and Saturday night at Montpelier Motor Speedway. Saturday’s Washington pavement opener is slated at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. Cory Elliott, Parker Colston, Chase Goetz and Chris Lamb earned USAC Ignite victories in last week’s racing. USAC California North Ignite...more
MAY 4 CALLAWAY IGNITES CANCELLED

MAY 4 CALLAWAY IGNITES CANCELLED

4/26/2013
Callaway, VA........Franklin County Speedway and USAC have jointly announced that Saturday's May 4 Eastern Ignite Midget race has been cancelled. The Eastern Ignite series is slated to resume May 3 at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C.
1st USAC Win for Leer

1st USAC Win for Leer

8/4/2012
Antioch, CA……..Female driver Katlynn Leer of Moulton, Iowa led all 20 laps to win Saturday night’s USAC Western Ignite Midget race at Antioch Speedway. The win was her first in USAC competition as she beat Austin Blair, Cory Elliott, Jet Davison and Clayton Ruston. USAC WESTERN IGNITE FUELS MIDGET RACE RESULTS: August 4, 2012 – Antioch, California – Antioch Speedway HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 2. Jet Davison (#59 Davison), 3. Katlynn Leer...more
Two Sisters Shine On the Track

Two Sisters Shine On the Track

7/11/2012
MOULTON, IA -- Katlynn and Kendra Leer have been racing into victory lane ever since they got behind the wheel of a car. Kendra is 11 and races karts, 13 year old Katlynn races midget cars. Together the girls race up to 45 times a year across the Midwest and even venture as far as California and Las Vegas for laps around the track. When I asked them how many races they've won, they put the conservative estimate at about 50. Their mother and father are behind them...more
USAC MIDWEST IGNITE (Dirt) MIDGET

USAC MIDWEST IGNITE (Dirt) MIDGET...

4/26/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Katlynn Leer, 77x, Leer-13.225; 2. Toby Alfrey, 5, Alfrey-13.333; 3. Stratton Briggs, 2, Alfrey-13.525; 4. Gage Walker, 7, Walker-13.611; 5. Jessica Bean, 9, Bean-13.630; 6. Emmy Gray, 77, Gray-14.043; 7. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse-14.153; 8. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-14.770; 9. Bill Kriegbaum, 12, Kriegbaum-15.279; 10. Chris Phillips, 71, Gormly-NT (time of 13.718 disallowed); 11. Joey Greening, 17G, Greening-NT (time of 14.291 disallowed); 12....more
USAC MIDWEST IGNITE (Dirt) MIDGET

USAC MIDWEST IGNITE (Dirt) MIDGET...

4/27/2013
FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Cooper Clouse (#14 Clouse), 2. Gage Walker (#7 Walker), 3. Katlynn Leer (#77x Leer), 4. Jessica Bean (#9 Bean), 5. Emmy Gray (#77 Gray). NT SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Stratton Briggs (#2 Alfrey), 2. Adam Thomason (#74 Thomason), 3. Toby Alfrey (#5 Alfrey), 4. Austin Nemire (#91 Nemire-Yager), 5. Kent Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum), 6. Sam McGhee (#11 Alfrey). NT FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Gage Walker, 2. Toby Alfrey, 3. Stratton Briggs, 4. Jessica Bean,...more
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