Whenever he opened up the inside like that, I knew I had to take advantage of it." The duel was now on between the two dirt track stars who stood out in NASCAR's Truck Series this season with the champ (Bell) battling the Rookie of the Year (Briscoe) for Southern Illinois racing supremacy on this night. As the frigid temps converge on much of the country in the month of November, the series migrates west for warmer climes as well as two of the most-renowned races in the country: the 51st "Western World Championships" at Arizona Speedway on November 2-3 and the 23rd annual "Oval Nationals" on November 8-9-10 at Perris Auto Speedway in southern California. KNEPPER 55 MIDGET FIELD NEARS 40; WEASE, BEAUCHAMP & PECK ENTER By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Du Quoin, Illinois.........
With two to go, though, Shane Cottle's loose left rear wheel jettisoned toward the turn four wall, necessitating a yellow and setting up one final restart. 2018 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Feb 15: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL) Feb 16: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL) Feb 17: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL) Mar 31: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Apr 21: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN) Apr 27: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) Apr 28: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN) May 5: Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN) May 11: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) May 12: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) May 18: Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) May 19: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) May 23: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN) Jun 8: I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE) Jun 9: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) Jun 14: (E) Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA) Jun 15: (E) Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) Jun 16: (E) Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA) Jun 17: (E) BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA) Jun 18: (E) Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ) Jun 19: (E) Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY) Jul 6: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN) Jul 20: (i) 31st Indiana Sprint Week Opener Jul 21: (i) Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Jul 22: (i) Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Jul 25: (i) Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN) Jul 26: (i) Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN) Jul 27: (i) Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN) Jul 28: (i) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN) Aug 22: (SE) Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Aug 23: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Aug 24: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Aug 25: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) Sep 14: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN) Sep 15: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN) Sep 22: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) Sep 29: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN) Oct 5: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) Oct 6: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS) Oct 12: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN) Nov 2: (C) Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ) Nov 3: (C) Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ) Nov 8: (C) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) Nov 9: (C) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) Nov 10: (C) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) ---------------------------------- (M) represents an event co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. A "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner, an Indiana Sprint Week feature winner and an All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner are among the latest of 38 entries, thus far, for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center.
Bell instantly went to work with a turn three slider on Grant for second on lap 44. A slew of benchmark Indiana tracks dot the landscape throughout the season in addition to its July "Indiana Sprint Week" slots.
Grant vetoed that notion and slid past Bell in turn one to retake second. Kokomo Speedway's non-points, special event #GYATK Night on August 22 leads into three nights of "Sprint Car Smackdown" on August 23-24-25.
By the time the two hit the start/finish line at the completion of the lap, the two were in a dead-heat, Polaroid moment with Boat credited as the leader by the narrowest of margins. Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois returns to the USAC Sprint Car fold for the first time since 2006 on May 18.
"A little bit, but I was in that situation behind Chad too," Bell explains. driver has entered for the indoor dirt race in Amanda Wease's No. Brent Beauchamp has filed his entry to pilot his own No. Rarely has the 2013 USAC National Midget champion from Norman, Oklahoma not been at the top of his game when he's behind the wheel of a midget, but 2017 saw him take it up another notch with 10 wins in just 13 Midget starts, an incomparable 77% average. April's docket brings on the "Kokomo Grand Prix" at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway on April 13 and 14. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Simpson, Laps 4-19 Bacon, Laps 20-30 Courtney. After wrapping up a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title, Bell has been two-for-two in his Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Curb Records - TRD/Bullet by Spike/Speedway Toyota, concluding USAC's National Midget points season in November with his second career "Turkey Night Grand Prix" victory at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway and following it up by delivering his team their first victory at the Southern Illinois Center. The 14th edition of the six-race "Indiana Midget Week" series starts off at Montpelier Motor Speedway on May 29, followed by five successive events at Gas City I-69 Speedway (May 30), Lincoln Park Speedway (May 31), Bloomington Speedway (June 1), Lawrenceburg Speedway (June 2) and Kokomo Speedway (June 3). SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brody Roa (11th to 5th) GOLOBIC FASTEST IN TURKEY NIGHT PRACTICE By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Ventura, California......... It's a success he attributes to the miles he's trekked in stock cars and trucks that he's been able to translate to his time in the driver's seat of a midget. Additionally, tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual "Junior Knepper 55" at "Going to NASCAR has made me a better racecar driver just because it's taught me things I didn't learn here on the dirt," Bell said. That's something I've really tried to apply in midget racing and it seems to have worked." --------------------------------------- USAC MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: December 16, 2017 - Du Quoin, Illinois - Southern Illinois Center - "Junior Knepper 55" FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. The race will serve as the final event of the 2017 USAC racing season.