Grant Goes to the TOPP in Ocala Sprint Practice

Justin Grant recorded the fastest lap in Wednesday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice session at Bubba Raceway Park in preparation for this weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games X” events.

The Ione, Calif. driver set the quickest time of 13.654 in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – Bow Foundation – Challenger Construction/Maxim/Claxton Chevy.  The lap was quicker than the official one-lap track USAC record of 13.683, set by Justin Grant during qualifying in 2017.

Grant ranked ahead of Brady Bacon (13.749), Tyler Courtney (13.781), Carson Short (13.823) and Chris Windom (13.858).

Three-straight nights of complete racing programs are on tap this weekend for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park.  Pits open at 3pm Eastern each day at Ocala.  Grandstands open at 5pm on Thursday/Friday and 4pm on Saturday.  Cars hit the track for engine heat at 6:30pm Eastern on Thursday/Friday and at 5:30pm on Saturday.

All nights of racing from Ocala will be live onhttps://www.FloRacing.com/.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE RESULTS: February 13, 2019 – Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, Florida – “Winter Dirt Games X”

PRACTICE: 1. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-13.654; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.749; 3. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-13.781; 4. Carson Short, 21, RCM-13.823; 5. Chris Windom, 5G, Goacher-13.858; 6. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.923; 7. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.930; 8. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.939; 9. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.969; 10. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-14.008; 11. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-14.062; 12. Damion Gardner, 20, Dyson-14.071; 13. Dave Darland, 5, Briscoe/Curb-Agajanian-14.078; 14. Kent Schmidt, 5K, KO-14.107; 15. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-14.154; 16. Stephen Schnapf, 61m, Edwards-14.188; 17. Timmy Buckwalter, 7, LNB-14.193; 18. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-14.279; 19. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-14.280; 20. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.314; 21. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-14.338; 22. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-14.501; 23. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-14.554; 24. Tom Harris, 84, Harris-14.629; 25. Ty Tilton, 42, Tilton-14.664; 26. Dustin Christie, 75, Christie-14.862; 27. Paul Dues, 87, Dues-14.940; 28. Daron Clayton, 5o, KO-15.058; 29. Noah Gass, 20G, Gass-15.584; 30. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-NT

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: February 14-15-16, 2019 – Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, Florida – “Winter Dirt Games X”

Guardino Wins Ventura's Battle of the Beach #1

After trading the lead with Jake Swanson, Tristan Guardino (Fremont, CA) sailed to his first USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the year at Ventura Raceway. Racing the family owned #15T Dorso’s Automotive / Allied Auto Stores Maxim, Tristan’s earned $1,500 for his efforts.

Swanson Perseveres in Memphis 100 Win

It takes a master of a craft for an individual to adapt to anything thrown at them.

Swanson Debuts with Nolen at the Top in Memphis Practice

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Master Sprint Wrench Jack French Passes

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Gordon the Most Experienced in Memphis Field

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Leary Heads to Memphis to Begin Triple Crown Pursuit

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Dyson Races Uncommon Road to Silver Crown

Chris Dyson’s road to becoming a regular on the USAC Silver Crown circuit is quite unique.  Born into road racing heritage as the son of Sports Car racer and owner Rob Dyson, Chris eventually found his way to the top, capturing a pair of American Le Mans Series titles - the LMP675 driver's title in 2003 and the LMP1 championship in 2011.

Ventura Hosts Battle at the Beach Saturday

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Swanson Begins New Era at Memphis 100

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10-Time USAC Sprint Winning Owner Hillin Passes

Bobby Hillin, whose Longhorn Racing team notched 10 USAC National Sprint Car victories with drivers Bruce Walkup, Jackie Howerton, Jan Opperman and Bubby Jones between 1975 and 1977, passed away last weekend.  He was 79 years old.