Darland Gets Hoosier Hundred Ride with McQuinn

USAC Triple Crown champ Dave Darland has secured a USAC Silver Crown ride with Dennis and Dave McQuinn for the May 23 “Hoosier Hundred,” the final racing event at the venerable Indiana State Fairgrounds one-mile dirt oval.

Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., has won the “Hoosier Hundred” on three occasions, winning back-to-back in 1995 and 1996, plus a third in 2004.  He also captured his first career Silver Crown victory at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the “Hulman Hundred” in the Spring of 1995.

The distinctive McQuinn-owned, orange No. 14 has been a familiar ride in the Silver Crown ranks, finishing 5thin the 2016 “Hoosier Hundred” with driver Chris Windom.  Ken Schrader competed for McQuinn on the Indy Mile a year ago, missing the transfer spot for the main event.

The 1997 Silver Crown champion’s illustrious racing career includes his status as the only driver to accumulate at least 200 Silver Crown starts, 14 of which he has been victorious in, ranking in a tie for sixth all-time alongside Chuck Gurney.

On Thursday, May 23, be a part of history and witness this great race.  “Hoosier Hundred” pit gates will open at noon Eastern, with the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand opening at 3pm and practice at 5pm.  Racing begins for the Modifieds at 6pm with Silver Crown Qualifying races to follow and the “Hoosier 100” scheduled for an 8pm green flag.

Reserved seating is available for the Hoosier Hundred by calling the Track Enterprises office at (217) 764-3200, the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office, or through Ticketmaster.  Reserved seats for adults are being sold for $25 presale or $30 at the gate.  Infield tickets will be available for $15 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

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.