USAC Speed2 Visits Land of Tar Heels and Lincoln

This weekend’s USAC Speed2 Midget slate includes an Eastern doubleheader in the Tar Heel State Friday at Wake County Speedway (Raleigh, N.C.) and Orange County Speedway (Rougemont, N.C.) on Saturday while IMRA makes a return trip to the Land of Lincoln and Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill on Saturday.

Eastern Midgets arrive at Wake County this Friday, April 26, for the first of two trips there this season.  Mooresville, North Carolina’s Sam Hatfield captured the season opener in mid-April at Dillon Motor Speedway and leads the series standings coming in.  Chris Lamb was victorious in last season’s lone appearance at Wake County.  On Saturday, April 27, the Eastern Midget make their first and only visit to Orange County Speedway in 2019.Lamb was the winner at the Eastern O.C. a season ago.

Andy Baugh of Mason City, Ill. opened defense of his IMRA title by leading all 20 laps of last Saturday night’s feature at Spoon River.  He leads the standings once again coming into this Saturday night’s Spoon River return ahead of Aaron Leffel, Adam Taylor, Mitchell Davis and Tyler Roth.

Friday’s Eastern race at Wake County also features Flat Head Fords, Late Models, Modified 4’s, Legends, Bombers and Mini Stocks.  The gates open at 6pm (Eastern) with practice starting at 7pm and racing at 8pm.   Adult general admission tickets are $15, seniors military and students are $12, children age 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are FREE!

Saturday’s Eastern race at Orange County features Midgets, Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Chargers, Pure Stocks, Modified 4’s and Vintage Sportsman.  Adult general admission tickets are $10, $8 for discount tickets (Seniors 65+, students with ID and military with ID) and $1 for children 10 and under.  Pit passes are $35 apiece.

USAC EASTERN SPEED2 MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:1-Sam Hatfield-75, 2-Nolan Allison-68, 3-Alex Murray-68, 4-Neal Allison-63, 5-Jessica Bean-61, 6-Eric Lewis-61, 7-Connor Gross-52, 8-Preston Lattomus-49, 9-Daytona Spicola-46, 10-Bronzi Lawson-43.

USAC IMRA SPEED2 MIDGET POINTS:1-Andy Baugh-78, 2-Aaron Leffel-74, 3-Adam Taylor-69, 4-Mitchell Davis-67, 5-Tyler Roth-62, 6-Daltyn England-59, 7-Patrick Ryan-57, 8-Dave Baugh-54, 9-Mark Billings-52, 10-John Heitzman-47.

New Ride, No Problem: Buckwalter Wins Grandview

It all started with a phone call on Monday and ended with victory lane photos on Saturday for Timmy Buckwalter of Douglasville, PA as he was able to collect his first Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 sprint car win at his weekly home track, Grandview Speedway.

Tri-City USAC Sprints Fall to Rain

For the second consecutive Saturday, rain captured the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, this time in Saturday’s Brandt “River Town Showdown” at Tri-City Speedway. A subsequent makeup date for the event will be announced soon.

Mother Nature Claims Tri-City USAC Midgets

Rain fell just as cars were pushed off for the start of the semi-feature, forcing cancellation of Saturday’s Brandt “River Town Showdown” program for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship at Tri-City Speedway.  A subsequent makeup date for the event will be announced soon.

Leffel Takes USAC MTM Opener at Gas City

Two-time and defending USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget Series Champion Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio captured the 2019 series opener Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

East Coast Champ Drevicki Shines at Big Diamond

After fighting off an evening thunderstorm, a stellar field of 31 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars jammed the pit area at the Big Diamond Speedway for a fantastic night of open wheel racing.

Hoosier Hundred Entry List Revealed

The entry list for the 64th running of the “Hoosier Hundred” brings 42 USAC Silver Crown cars and drivers to the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 23, for the final edition of the race at the legendary one-mile dirt oval.

Stremme Steers to Bedford Renegades of Dirt Win

A smooth sailing David Stremme cruised his way to a popular win at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway last night in Renegades of Dirt action at the ½ mile ‘Museum of Speed’. Thirty six Renegades of Dirt Modifieds from eight states signed in to do battle in the tours first ever visit to the ultra fast Bedford Fairgrounds.

Liggett Tops Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare

Securing the lead from Richard Vander Weerd on lap 14, Austin Liggett (Tracy, CA) held off all challengers to win the “Peter Murphy Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

Windom First to Repeat in Tri-City USAC Sprint Win

In a season with so much parity, the first winner of 2019 became the first repeat winner of the season as Chris Windom outdueled Carson Short in a wild Brandt “River Town Showdown” USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature Friday night at Tri-City Speedway.

Courtney Chalks Up History in Tri-City Midget Win

Tyler Courtney’s early-season USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship prowess has been paramount, and with his fourth win in the first six races of the season, he became the first driver to ever accomplish the feat following his victory in Friday night’s Brandt “River Town Showdown” opener at Tri-City Speedway.