Hoosier Hundred Returns Sunday August 23

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The legendary Hoosier Hundred returns to the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for 2020 on Sunday, August 23, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Tickets will be available online for the Hoosier Hundred beginning at 10am ET on Tuesday, August 11 at www.usactickets.com.  Capacity is limited to 25 percent for the event. More information and event details will be available soon at www.trackenterprises.com and www.usacracing.com.

It’s great news for Silver Crown fans, teams, and drivers, after it was announced that the 2019 edition would potentially be the last. Fortunately for Hoosier Hundred fans, the pending track surface change from dirt to stone has not taken place, giving the race another event in 2020. The future of the event looks a lot brighter than it did one year ago.

The announcement marks the resumption of the historic race for its 65th running on the one-mile dirt oval.  Tyler Courtney is the reigning winner of the Hoosier Hundred in May of 2019 at the Track of Champions, which has a history that dates back well over a century.

On June 20, 1903, Barney Oldfield drove a Henry Ford-designed "999" to the first sub-one-minute lap ever on a one-mile racetrack at 59.6 seconds.  In 1917, Oldfield, the 1905 AAA National Champion, prevailed in a match race versus 1915 Indianapolis 500 winner Ralph DePalma.

In 1946, under the AAA National Championship banner, the one and only “Indianapolis 100” was held, with Rex Mays taking the victory.  Seven years later, in 1953, a new, long-lasting tradition began with the inaugural running of the “Hoosier Hundred” won by Bob Sweikert.

The Hoosier Hundred has been held annually since 1953, with only a handful of interruptions due to inclement weather.  Today, it remains one of the oldest, most tradition-rich racing events on the planet.  Many of its winners have gone to achieve legendary status in auto racing with a list that includes A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti who are among the seven drivers to have won both the Hoosier Hundred and the Indianapolis 500 in their careers along with Bob Sweikert, Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Al Unser.

The blockbuster weekend of racing is kickstarted that Friday night, August 21, with the Dave Steele Carb Night Classic at the .686-mile paved oval of Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series and the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires.

Ruble DQ'd From Haubstadt Hustler, Stockon Declared Winner

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Stat Categories up for Grabs in USAC Sprints

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Here we are.  We’ve arrived at the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season finale and a points race which has come down to three drivers: Brady Bacon, Chris Windom and Chase Stockon, all separated by 40 points, entering this Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Fall Nationals at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway on October 3.

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Stat Book: USAC Silver Crown - Toledo Edition

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With four races in the books and two to go, the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series takes the show to the pavement this Sunday afternoon, October 4, for the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway.

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USAC Western & BCRA Midget Challenge Saturday at Petaluma

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This Saturday, October 3rd, the “mighty midgets” of the USAC Western States and Bay Cities Racing Association will battle at Petaluma Speedway.P

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USAC Sprint Car Walk-Off Homers

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There’s no more satisfying moment at the conclusion of a racing season than climbing from the car for the final time to celebrate a championship with your family, your crew and the fans.

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Toledo's Rollie Beale Classic Race Preview

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All three previous USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series winners at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway – Jerry Coons Jr., Kody Swanson and Bobby Santos – are entered for this Sunday afternoon’s 100-lap Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic at the high banked, half-mile paved oval on October 4, honoring the legendary Toledo native and 1973 USAC Sprint Car champion driver.

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Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals Preview 2020

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Flawless is the word that comes to mind in describing Kevin Thomas Jr.’s run down the stretch to win his second Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway in the last three years, a $10,000 grand prize, in the Fall of last season.

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Fast Facts: COMP Cams Short Track Nationals

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The What: 33rd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Short Track Nationals Entries At 59 And Counting

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The roads leading to Little Rock, Arkansas, from all directions contain more traffic this week as race teams and fans alike flock to the high-banked I-30 Speedway clay oval.

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Bacon-Windom-Stockon: The Tale of the Tape

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In the course of a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, many variables are at play in determining the championship frontrunners, with tracks of various lengths, banking and the like, plus the rigors of the road and a long stretch of races that can take its toll both physically, mentally and mechanically.

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