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Chris Kearns buys Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The world’s fastest 1/5-mile dirt oval will have new ownership at the helm in 2023. Macon Speedway, located in Macon, IL, has been under the leadership of Bob Sargent as owner/promoter since 1985, when he took the reins from original owner Wayne Webb. In 2007, Ken Schrader, Tony Stewart, and Kenny Wallace joined Sargent as speedway co-owners.  Built in 1946, Macon Speedway’s 78th...

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Ryan Simmons: Underestimated No More

THERE ARE MANY aspects about the state of New Jersey that result in the world happening inside the state lines to be overlooked and underestimated. It’s not often fans hear about lucrative purses or exciting racing action in the abundant headlines surrounding dirt track racing. Overlooked and underestimated have not only defined the location but also New Jersey driver Ryan Simmons.Coming from a r...

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Final Night of Fall Festival of Speed Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 23 — Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio repeated his winning ways of Friday night by posting his third non-wing 410 sprint car feature victory of the season at Gas City I-69 Speedway Saturday night. He earned $3,000 for winning the 25-lap main event during the second half of the two-day, fourth annual Fall Festival of Speed, which put an exclamation point on the 2022 s...

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Sprint Car News

Lance Dewease Banks $75,000 with Fifth-Career National Open Title

MECHANICSBURG, PA - October 22, 2022 - A historic edition of the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open played host to a historic happening on Saturday night. Going back to the fountain of youth, 57-year-old Lance Dewease held off two of the fastest rising PA Posse stars and a slew of full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series drivers to win his fifth-career Nationa...

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DIRT EMPIRE MAGAZINE SHIFTS TO BI-MONTHLY PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 20, 2022 - BRUNSWICK, GA – Dirt Empire Magazine will be shifting to a bi-monthly production schedule in 2023. Multiple factors have contributed to this change. “We’ve been in business for two years now,” owner and publisher, Adam Cornell said. “I’ve always believed in being willing to make course corrections along the way to refine what we’re doing. Shifting to a bi-monthly production ...

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Short Track Stars – Frank Coates

FRANK COATES, of Hodges, South Carolina, may not be known by fans and competitors throughout the country but he has been a force at speedways in the Palmetto State for over four decades. At any dirt track in the state of South Carolina, when his red and white 21 Ford rolls through the gate everyone knows he will be in the hunt for the win. Pride of South Carolina Now 66 years old, Coates ha...

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DIRT EMPIRE MAGAZINE INCREASES NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION ADDING BARNES & NOBLE STORES

BRUNSWICK, GA – Dirt Empire Magazine is expanding its national retail distribution by adding select Barnes & Noble stores across the United States with the roll out of Issue #11 in September 2022. Dirt Empire Magazine is a print publication that covers automotive circle and oval dirt track racing, including sprint cars, late models, modifieds, pro stocks, street stocks and karts. It was fo...

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Sprint Car News

Westfall Wins a Barnburner of a Sprint Feature; Friday Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 13 — On Friday night Matt Westfall was victorious in the most competitive 25-lap sprint car feature so far this year at Gas City I-69 Speedway. After a race-long war with three other front runners, the veteran from Pleasant Hill, Ohio became the seventh different sprint car feature winner this season at the Grant County quarter-mile dirt track. Michael Magic of Winder...

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Weir Wins Sprint Feature on ‘Retro Night;’ Losh Tops the Modifieds; Hobbs Wins the Street Stock Feature; Arcaro Stars in the ‘Hornets Buzz Bash’ And Burke Tops the Midwest Throwback Sprint Cars at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., June 18 — It was billed as “Retro Night,” but it was like going back two weeks rather than decades. Four drivers who won on June 3 were victorious again on Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, although two led just the last two laps of their features and all had to fight off numerous challengers before taking the checkered flag. Defending track champion Scotty Weir of Marion...

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Meseraull Wins BOSS Sprint Feature; Dager Scores His First USAC D2 Midget Feature Victory; Headley and Arcaro Triumph in Street Stocks and Hornets At Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., May 21 —The answer to the question, “Who’s the boss?” on Friday night was Thomas Meseraull, as the Waveland, Ind.-based driver won the 25-lap MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) sprint car feature at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Kyle Dager of Fort Wayne, Ind., won the 20-lap USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midget feature. James Headley of Marion, Ind., was triumphant in the 1...

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