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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 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
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
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR JUNE 1 US

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR JUNE 1 US...

4/2/2013
One of the fastest tracks in “traditional” USAC Silver Crown history returns to the series June 1 when the TRAXXAS series returns to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Dave Steele’s 2001 Gateway record of 143.967 mph. is eclipsed only by Kody Swanson’s 146.212 mph at Iowa Speedway last year, discounting the “next-generation” cars which competed for several years. The June 1 “Gateway 100” will mark the sixth appearance of the series at the 1.25-mile paved oval...more
EAST OPENS TITLE DEFENSE IN APRIL

EAST OPENS TITLE DEFENSE IN APRIL...

4/2/2013
Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Champion Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind. is set to open defense of his 2012 title April 28 when the series returns to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, site of its 2012 season finale. The “Sumar Classic” serves as the first of 10 rounds in this year’s series and continues a tradition dating back to 1995 when Donnie Beechler won the inaugural at the half-mile dirt oval. East’s wire-to-wire victory in last year’s race contributed to the...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
SUMAR CLASSIC TIMETABLE REVISED, P

SUMAR CLASSIC TIMETABLE REVISED, P...

4/16/2013
Tickets for the April 28 “Sumar Classic” Traxxas USAC Silver Crown race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track will go on sale at 3 pm race day and fans purchasing front-gate tickets that day will also receive pit access. Pit gates open at noon for participants and spectator gates open at 3 pm. An adult front gate ticket is priced at $25, while infield tickets are $15 and kids 5-12 are $5. The opening race of the 2013 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series renews a...more
“SUMAR CLASSIC” SILVER CROWN OPENE

“SUMAR CLASSIC” SILVER CROWN OPENE...

4/22/2013
Only one defending Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Champion has ever won the “Sumar Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track. Bobby East hopes to become the second when the 2013 series debuts Sunday at the half-mile dirt oval in Terre Haute, Ind. J.J. Yeley turned the trick in 2003 after winning the 2002 title. He’s the only defending series king to win the race in its 13 previous runnings. East led all 100 laps enroute to clinching the 2013 series crown. He returns as...more
WEATHER CLAIMS SUMAR CLASSIC AT TE

WEATHER CLAIMS SUMAR CLASSIC AT TE...

4/28/2013
TERRE HAUTE, IN........Persistent rain and inclement weather have forced cancellation of Sunday's "Sumar Classic" Traxxas USAC Silver Crown race at the Terre Haute Action Track. Track and USAC officials are investigating options for rescheduling but no new date has yet been established. The 2013 series will now debut with the May 18 USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.
SILVER CROWN EYES MAY 18 “HALL OF

SILVER CROWN EYES MAY 18 “HALL OF...

4/29/2013
The Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Championship Series will open May 18 in the USAC “Hall of Fame Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. after weather concerns forced cancellation of last Sunday’s “Sumar Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Persistent rains and inclement weather forced Sunday’s cancellation and USAC and track officials are exploring options regarding a possible rescheduling of the event. The May 18 race at Indianapolis includes the...more
“HALL OF FAMERS” HEADED FOR INDY M

“HALL OF FAMERS” HEADED FOR INDY M...

5/8/2013
Numerous USAC “Hall of Fame” inductees are heading for Indianapolis, Ind. May 18 to participate in formal ceremonies prior to the second annual “Hall of Fame Classic” USAC Traxxas Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway. The 2013 class of inductees include drivers, car owners, race organizers, officials and mechanics and most are expected to be on hand or be represented by family members in the case of those now deceased. Living inductees include Bobby and Al Unser,...more
COONS EYES “HAT TRICK” IN MAY 23 H

COONS EYES “HAT TRICK” IN MAY 23 H...

5/8/2013
Only twice in 63 years has a driver been able to string together three consecutive victories in the prestigious “Hoosier Hundred,” the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown race slated May 23 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Jimmy Bryan won in 1954, 1955 and 1956 and Al Unser scored a remarkable four in a row from 1970-1973 before taking second behind Jackie Howerton in 1974. Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. has a chance to join that exclusive company when this...more
HOOSIER HUNDRED MAY INCLUDE 2 FEMA

HOOSIER HUNDRED MAY INCLUDE 2 FEMA...

5/10/2013
It’s been 32 years since a female driver competed in USAC’s TRAXXAS Silver Crown Series at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. That could change on Thursday night, May 23 when the Hoosier Hundred unfolds at the one-mile dirt Indianapolis oval on its new date. This year two female drivers are expected to compete in the 100-mile race which switches from its traditional Friday date to Thursday prior to the Indianapolis 500. Taylor Ferns of Shelby Township, Mich. and Miranda...more
SANTOS GOES FOR 3-IN-A-ROW AT “HAL

SANTOS GOES FOR 3-IN-A-ROW AT “HAL...

5/13/2013
Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. will try to score an unprecedented third consecutive Traxxas USAC Silver Crown victory at Lucas Oil Raceway Saturday in the second USAC “Hall of Fame Classic.” Saturday’s event salutes USAC’s 57-year heritage as twelve individuals will be inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame during ceremonies prior to the 100-lap feature event. They include Henry Banks, Tony Bettenhausen, Tom Bigelow, Pancho Carter, Earl Baltes, Jack Hewitt, Johnny...more
DARR LAWSON NAMED NEW USAC COMPETI

DARR LAWSON NAMED NEW USAC COMPETI...

5/15/2013
Darr Lawson, whose mechanical expertise contributed to last year’s phenomenal USAC Traxxas Silver Crown success for RW/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, has been named USAC’s Director of Competition and Technical Director. Lawson, 33, hails from Kokomo, Ind., and in his new role with USAC he will oversee all competition and rules applications. A tool maker with a degree from Vincennes University in Indiana, Darr assisted sprint car driver Tim Cox in the early 1990s amd...more
HALL OF FAME CLASSIC CANCELLED DUE

HALL OF FAME CLASSIC CANCELLED DUE...

5/18/2013
Indianapolis, IN..........Tonight's TRAXXAS USAC "Hall of Fame" Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway has been cancelled due to the extended timetable of "Pole Day" qualifying events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the potential threats of thunderstorms in the area. USAC recognizes the historical significance of today's motorsports events and is disappointed to cancel this race but numerous participants in tonight's program, including the Hall of Fame...more
HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS RESET THUR

HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS RESET THUR...

5/19/2013
Five of this year’s USAC “Hall of Fame: inductees will be honored Thursday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds as part of the pre-race activities at the “Hoosier Hundred,” the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series race. Five more will be honored Saturday night at the “Night Before the 500” National Midget race at Lucas Oil Raceway. Indianapolis Motor Speedway qualification extensions and logistical problems conspired to force cancellation of last night’s “Hall of Fame”...more
NEW THURSDAY “HOOSIER HUNDRED” UP

NEW THURSDAY “HOOSIER HUNDRED” UP...

5/20/2013
This week’s “Hoosier Hundred” ushers in a new era of Traxxas USAC Silver Crown racing and for the first time the race will occur on a new weeknight – Thursday. The 100-mile race on the 1-mile dirt Indiana State Fairgrounds oval has tradition and history rivaling any other American dirt race, dating back to the inaugural in 1953 won by soon-to-become 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert. This year’s running becomes the series opener since rain forced an April 28...more
Three Storied Races for Tracy Hine

Three Storied Races for Tracy Hine...

5/21/2013
New Castle, Ind.— May 21, 2013— May is all about open wheel racing in the state of Indiana. For those of the short track persuasion like Tracy Hines, that means three of the most historic races in the sport in a four-day stretch. The veteran driver will take to the track in each of these events, beginning with the Tony Hulman Classic, followed by the Hoosier 100, and wrapping up with the 68th edition of the Night Before the 500. The trio of events will begin for Hines...more

Hoosier 100 - Event Info

5/22/2013
Pit Gates - Noon Grandstands - 3pm Drivers Meeting - 4:30pm Hot Laps - 5pm Qualifying - 6pm Racing - 7pm Please Note This Is Tentative and Subject to Change This week's "Hoosier Hundred" ushers in a new era of Traxxas USAC Silver Crown racing and for the first time the race will occur on a new weeknight - Thursday. The 100-mile race on the 1-mile dirt Indiana State Fairgrounds oval has tradition and history rivaling any other American dirt race, dating back to the...more
HOOSIER HUNDRED RESET FRIDAY DUE T

HOOSIER HUNDRED RESET FRIDAY DUE T...

5/23/2013
The “Hoosier Hundred,” USAC’s 2013 opening TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, has been reset for Friday night after morning rains left the grounds extremely wet. “We anticipate sunny skies tomorrow,” says series coordinator James Spink. “That will allow race organizers at the Fairgrounds to properly prepare the grounds and race track to provide the optimum experience for participants and race fans.” The...more
TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION

TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION...

5/25/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-32.937; 2. Casey Shuman, 15, Hardy-33.070; 3. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-33.245; 4. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-33.277; 5. Robert Ballou, 63, DePalma-33.313; 6. Levi Jones, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-33.375; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-33.680; 8. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-33.999; 9. Dave Darland, 14, McQuinn-34.061; 10. Shane Hollingsworth, 20, Nolen-34.085; 11. Brian Tyler, 21, Six-R-34.280; 12. A.J....more
SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO GATEWAY SA

SILVER CROWN RETURNS TO GATEWAY SA...

5/28/2013
Illinois veteran Levi Jones (Olney) is looking forward to Saturday’s “Gateway 100” at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. as racing returns to the 1.25-mile oval after a brief hiatus. Saturday’s 80-lap, 100-mile race is the first for the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Series at Gateway since 2005 and records may fall as the track has been among the fastest in history for the “traditional” Silver Crown machines. Jones comes off one of his greatest career victories,...more
Gateway to the Track: A Pair of Ra

Gateway to the Track: A Pair of Ra...

5/29/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind.— May 29, 2013— Tracy Hines has raced quite a few times over the years in the St. Louis area, which has a rich open wheel racing heritage, with the majority of those starts coming at Tri-City Speedway, just over the state line in Illinois. This weekend he’ll help add another chapter to St. Louis open wheel racing history as he competes with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Tri-City in the Hut Hundred, in addition to racing with the USAC Traxxas...more
IGNITE FUELS POWER HOOSIER HUNDRED

IGNITE FUELS POWER HOOSIER HUNDRED...

5/30/2013
Russ Gamester of Peru, Ind. found a $2,500 cash bonus in his winnings from the May 24 “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind. It came from Ignite Fuels, who powered his pole-winning car at the mile dirt oval! Part of the Ignite participation in this year’s TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Series includes bonuses for competitors who utilize Ignite Fuels. The highest finishing car using Ignite receives a $2,500 bonus and a victory is worth a...more
TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION

TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION...

6/2/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chris Windom, 7, RW/Curb-Agajanian-31.082; 2. Bobby East, 22, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-31.220; 3. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-31.309; 4. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-31.334; 5. Bobby Santos, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-31.423; 6. Levi Jones, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-31.512; 7. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-31.638; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-31.797; 9. Jarett Andretti, 4, Andretti-31.848; 10. Brian Tyler, 21, Six-R-31.869; 11. Shane Hollingsworth, 20,...more
SILVER CROWN EYES JUNE 29 “ROCKY M

SILVER CROWN EYES JUNE 29 “ROCKY M...

6/3/2013
Levi Jones and Jerry Coons Jr. enter the June 29 “Rocky Mountain Classic” at Pikes Peak International Raceway in a virtual tie for the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Championship lead. They finished seventh and sixth respectively in Saturday’s 100-mile race at Madison, Ill. Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. wheeled the RW Motorsports/Mike Curb Agajanian Rotondo Weirich/Curb Records Beast/Wallace Toyota to victory in Saturday’s “Gateway 100” at Gateway Motorsports Park, the...more
RACING RETURNS TO PIKES PEAK JUNE

RACING RETURNS TO PIKES PEAK JUNE...

6/5/2013
Colorado, a hotbed of USAC racing through the years, returns to the USAC racing scene June 29 with the “Rocky Mountain Classic” at Pikes Peak International Raceway south of Colorado Springs. Located in scenic Fountain, Colo., the one-mile paved oval was temporarily closed in 2005 but reopened in 2008 and the June 29 event marks a return for USAC after an eight-year hiatus. USAC’s TRAXXAS Silver Crown and Honda National Midget Series will combine for the June 29...more
RECORDS ANTICIPATED FOR MIDGETS AT

RECORDS ANTICIPATED FOR MIDGETS AT...

6/12/2013
The Honda USAC National Midget Series joins the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Series for the June 29 “Rocky Mountain Classic” at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. and it could provide an earth-shattering experience. It’s been eight years since the USAC Midgets competed at the one-mile paved oval and the ultimate qualifying record will be in jeopardy. Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. holds the existing record of 139.553 mph set at Iowa Speedway in 2006,...more
USAC MEDIA ADVISORY

USAC MEDIA ADVISORY

6/18/2013
What: USAC Media Day for the "Rocky Mountain Classic" Where: Pikes Peak International Raceway - Fountain, CO When: Friday, June 28 Time: 11 am to 1 pm The United States Auto Club (USAC) will host a special Media Day for accredited members of the news media on Friday, June 28 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. The track will host the "Rocky Mountain Classic" the following day, June 29, featuring the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown and HONDA USAC National Midget series....more
TRAXXAS POINT BATTLE SWITCHES TO P

TRAXXAS POINT BATTLE SWITCHES TO P...

6/24/2013
The torrid battle for the 2013 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Championship point lead continues Saturday in the “Rocky Mountain Classic” at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. In the shadow of Pikes Peak, the one-mile paved oval re-opens for USAC racing this weekend with a 100-mile Silver Crown race and a 25-mile Honda USAC National Midget race on tap. Former series champions Levi Jones and Jerry Coons Jr. share the Silver Crown point lead after the first...more
PIKES PEAK GEARS UP FOR “ROCKY MOU

PIKES PEAK GEARS UP FOR “ROCKY MOU...

6/25/2013
The biggest weekend of the year for Colorado race fans is upon us and USAC racing will be a big part of the celebration. The “Rocky Mountain Classic” returns to Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. Saturday featuring both the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown cars and the Honda USAC National Midgets on the demanding one-mile paved oval which will host its first USAC activity in eight years. It’s all part of the weekend which includes Sunday’s 91st “Race to the...more
HINES GOES FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN “DOU

HINES GOES FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN “DOU...

6/26/2013
Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. is the winningest active driver in USAC history. Saturday he tries to boost his all-time USAC National victory total which already has reached 85 and ranks fourth on the all-time list. He’ll compete in both ends of Saturday’s “Rocky Mountain Classic” at Pikes Peak International Classic” at Fountain, Colo. In 1999 he won the Silver Crown race at PPIR and he was fifth in the last Midget race at PPIR in 2005. He currently ranks fourth in...more
Silver Crown & Midget Doubleheader

Silver Crown & Midget Doubleheader...

6/27/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — June 27, 2013— Some tracks just suit a driver and their driving style. For veteran Tracy Hines one of those places is Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado. He not only has a pair of wins in two different types of cars at the one-mile oval, but he’s also the track record holder in the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series, setting that mark in 1999. Hines will return to the venue this weekend for the running of the Rocky Mountain Classic for the...more
TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION

TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION...

6/29/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-25.498; 2. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-25.687; 3. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Six-R-Hamilton-25.709; 4. Bobby Santos, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-25.787; 5. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-25.893; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-25.906; 7. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-25.913; 8. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-25.920; 9. Chris Windom, 7, RW/Curb-Agajanian-25.954; 10. Brian Tyler, 21, Six-R-25.993; 11. Taylor Ferns, 35, Ferns-26.148; 12. Shane...more
Tracy Hines Wins Midget Race at Pi

Tracy Hines Wins Midget Race at Pi...

6/30/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — June 30, 2013— Tracy Hines hadn’t turned a wheel at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado, since 2005, but that didn’t faze him as was victorious in the Honda USAC National Midget Series portion of the Rocky Mountain Classic at the one-mile oval on Saturday, June 28. He followed that up with another podium finish with the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series. In qualifying for the 25-lap Honda USAC National Midget Series race at Pikes Peak, Hines...more
“RICH VOGLER CLASSIC” JULY 27 IN I

“RICH VOGLER CLASSIC” JULY 27 IN I...

7/1/2013
Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. emerged from Saturday’s “Rocky Mountain Classic” as the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown point leader and he will take a 15-point lead over defending series champion Bobby East into the July 27 “Rich Vogler Classic” race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. Coons made an early pit stop, then came from behind to track down East in the closing laps of the 100-mile “Rocky Mountain Classic” at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain,...more
COONS LEADS SILVER CROWN TO SATURD

COONS LEADS SILVER CROWN TO SATURD...

7/22/2013
Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. continues his quest for a second Traxxas USAC Silver Crown championship this Saturday in the “J.D. Byrider 100” at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. The program at the .686-mile paved oval also includes the “Rich Vogler Classic” Honda USAC National Midget event. Coons holds a 15-point lead over defending series champion Bobby East, who won the most recent series race in Colorado. Kody Swanson is third in the standings, just 22...more
PANCHO CARTER NAMED “J.D. BYRIDER

PANCHO CARTER NAMED “J.D. BYRIDER...

7/23/2013
Pancho Carter, one of only five USAC Triple Crown Champions, will serve as the Grand Marshal for Saturday night’s “J.D. Byrider 100” TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis. The Honda USAC National Midget Series also competes in the “Rich Vogler Classic” as part of Saturday night’s racing program at the .686-mile paved oval. Carter, a four-time winner at LORP (3 Sprints and a Midget), ranks 10th all-time in terms of USAC National...more
A Silver Crown & Midget Doublehead

A Silver Crown & Midget Doublehead...

7/25/2013
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich.—July 25, 2013 — Taylor Ferns has only raced three times at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during her young career, but she knows the track like the back of her hand. She has turned countless laps in testing at the 0.686-mile paved oval over the last few years in three different types of race cars, including a Silver Crown car and a Midget. She’ll have a chance to race those two types of machines this weekend in a doubleheader at the historic...more
Tracy Hines Plus Lucas Oil Raceway

Tracy Hines Plus Lucas Oil Raceway...

7/25/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — July 25, 2013— Tracy Hines really isn’t sure what has made him so successful at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis over the years, but he’s not going to argue. The native of New Castle, Ind., has amassed a total of 13 wins across the three USAC National Series at the paved oval located just outside of Indianapolis in Clermont, Ind., making him the winningest driver in USAC competition at the 0.686-mile paved oval. Hines will have two more chances to...more
TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION

TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION...

7/29/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-21.047; 2. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.090; 3. Chris Windom, 7, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.166; 4. Tanner Swanson, 11, Bowman-Canine-21.169; 5. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-21.181; 6. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-21.287; 7. Bobby Santos, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.294; 8. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-21.404; 9. Taylor Ferns, 35, Ferns-21.435; 10. Shane Hollingsworth, 20, Nolen-21.480; 11. Bobby East, 10,...more
BELLEVILLE SILVER CROWN DEBUT FRID

BELLEVILLE SILVER CROWN DEBUT FRID...

7/30/2013
Kody Swanson heads for the Belleville (Kans.) High Banks this Friday as the new point leader in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Championship Series. The “Hustle on the High Banks” race marks the debut of the series at the famed half-mile dirt oval. It splits the “Belleville Midget Nationals” which hosts the Honda USAC National Midgets on Thursday and Saturday. Swanson completed the 1-2 sweep of Saturday night’s “J.D. Bryrider 100” at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for...more
BELLEVILLE HALF JOINS SILVER CROWN

BELLEVILLE HALF JOINS SILVER CROWN...

7/30/2013
Friday night’s “Hustle on the High Banks” at the Belleville High Banks will not be the first TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown race in the state of Kansas, but it will be the first on dirt. Aaron Pierce and J.J. Yeley scored victories in 2006 and 2007 in the Silver Crown cars when they competed at the paved Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Pre-race activities at grounds adjacent to the North Central Kansas Free Fair also will include a picnic, an autograph session for race...more
Twice the Laps: Tracy Hines to Com

Twice the Laps: Tracy Hines to Com...

7/30/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — July 30, 2013— While he hasn’t raced at the Belleville High Banks in Kansas, in five years, Tracy Hines has turned plenty of laps at the famed half-mile in his career. All of those laps though have come in a midget. He’ll look to use that experience this week as he not only competes in the historic Belleville Midget Nationals for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, but also in the inaugural Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series event at the legendary...more
IS BELLEVILLE TYLER’S NEXT COW?

IS BELLEVILLE TYLER’S NEXT COW?

7/30/2013
There might be a new cow in Brian Tyler’s pen in North Carolina and after this weekend it’s name might just be Belleville! The most experienced TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown driver in history, Tyler is among top favorites for Friday night’s “Hustle on the High Banks” at the Belleville High Banks in Kansas. The race marks the debut of the series at the venerable half-mile dirt oval which has hosted one of the nation’s signature Midget events since 1979. Part of this year’s...more
TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION

TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPION...

8/4/2013
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-16.856; 2. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.949; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW-17.050; 4. Robert Ballou, 63, DePalma-17.068; 5. Shane Hollingsworth, 20, Nolen-17.211; 6. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.274; 7. Kody Swanson, 25, Sachs-17.421; 8. Brian Tyler, 21, Six-R-17.502; 9. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-17.747; 10. Miranda Throckmorton, 33, Six-R-17.765; 11. Tim Barber, 28, Finkenbinder-17.963; 12. Dave Darland, 14,...more
Tracy Hines Wins Silver Crown Race

Tracy Hines Wins Silver Crown Race...

8/4/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — August 4, 2013 — Tracy Hines had come close to winning in the past at the legendary Belleville High Banks in Kansas, and on Friday, Aug. 2, he broke through scoring a dominating victory with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. He led all 50 laps on the high-banked, half-mile to score his ninth-career win with the series and his first of 2013. The win also was the first for car owner Mark Lightfoot in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. Hines...more
SILVER CROWN SERIES EYES SPRINGFIE

SILVER CROWN SERIES EYES SPRINGFIE...

8/5/2013
Tracy Hines has vaulted to the top of the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown standings after his victory last Friday at Belleville, Kans. And he will take a four-point lead over defending series champion Bobby East into the August 17 “Tony Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Hines won the Springfield classic in 2006 while East will be seeking his initial victory at the dirt mile. Friday’s 50-lap race at the Belleville High Banks ushered in a new...more
Tracy Hines Extends Top-10 Streak

Tracy Hines Extends Top-10 Streak...

8/11/2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind.— Aug. 11, 2013— This is often the time of the year when drivers start to slow down as their equipment begins to feel the wear and tear from a long season. That’s not the case for Tracy Hines, who continues to rack up solid finishes and contend for wins across all three USAC national series. The past week was another busy week for the veteran driver with a trio of races and just as in the prior two weeks, he finished among the top-10 in each and every...more
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