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  • EnsignVenturaNov25

    Ensign powers to victory at Ventura

    November 26, 2016

    By USAC (Ventura, CA) — Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol, Calif. led all 30 laps to win Thursday night’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Special Event at Ventura Raceway, part of the 76th “Turkey Night Grand Prix” event. Michael Pickens finished second ahead of Jake Swanson, Carson Macedo and Klint Simpson.   USAC WEST COAST SPRINT […]

  • LarsonFormanNov24

    Larson wins 76th Turkey Night Grand Prix

    November 25, 2016

    By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Ventura, CA) — On the rare occasion that Kyle Larson gets the chance to take the wheel of a midget these days, he certainly makes each opportunity count. On Thursday night in the centerpiece of the USAC National and Western States Midget calendar, Larson cooked up one of his patented […]

  • BaconNearpassNov23

    Bacon fast during Wednesday practice at Ventura

    November 24, 2016

    By USAC (Ventura, CA) — Brady Bacon recorded the fastest overall time of the 53 drivers on hand in Wednesday night’s USAC National & Western States Midget practice at Ventura Raceway. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver was the fastest in two of the three sessions held on the one-fifth-mile oval in preparation for Thursday night’s […]

  • BoatMahoneyNov23

    Boat and Lawson honored as 76th Turkey Night Grand Prix Co-Grand Marshals

    November 24, 2016

    By Richie Murray, USAC PR (Ventura, CA) — Billy Boat and John Lawson. No two names are more synonymous with USAC West Coast Midget racing in the mid-1990s than these gentlemen. You could also say that no two names struck more fear into their fellow competitors when they pulled into the pits and rolled their […]

  • BoatFrazierNov22

    Turkey Night returns to Ventura for the first time since 1997

    November 23, 2016

    By USAC PR (Ventura, CA) — Thursday’s 76th “Turkey Night Grand Prix” returns to California’s Ventura Raceway for the first time since 1997, concluding a 2016 USAC points racing calendar that features a four-way battle for the USAC National Midget Championship. Among the four drivers who mathematically have a shot at winning the title are […]

  • ThorsonTrackLeeMay7

    Turkey Night Grand Prix: By the Numbers

    November 20, 2016

    By Ventura Raceway PR (Ventura Twenty-two fast, fun numbers on the first 75 editions of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. The 76th running of the longest running and most prestigious midget race in the world is this coming Wednesday and Thursday, November 23rd and 24th, at the Ventura Raceway. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee of High-Fly’n […]

  • LarsonAllenNov16

    Stars converge at 76th Turkey Night Grand Prix

    November 17, 2016

    By Tami Valasquez (Ventura, CA) —   Fans who congregate at the Ventura Raceway for the 76th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix next Wednesday and Thursday, November 23rd and 24th, will have a chance to see a bevy of racing stars, including NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu, as well as […]

  • BaconNearpassNov14

    Bacon adds Mike Curb ‘Super License’ to 2016 acomplishments

    November 15, 2016

    By USAC PR (Indianapolis, IN) — Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has wrapped up the 2016 USAC Mike Curb “Super License,” adding that to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Championship he completed last weekend. The $5,000 cash award will be presented by Mr. Curb at the December 9 USAC “Night of Champions” National […]

  • DarlandSimonNov11

    Darland scores Oval Nationals prelim victory

    November 12, 2016

    PHOTO CREDIT: Ken Simon (Perris, CA) — Dave Darland captured night 2 honors at the 21st Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Friday night at Perris Auto Speedway.  Darland passed Chad Boespflug on lap 16 of the 30-lap main and led the rest of the way.  Richaed Vander Weerd finished second ahead of Brady Bacon as Chris […]

  • BoesfplugCavanahNov11

    Boespflug tops Night 1 at Oval Nationals

    November 11, 2016

    By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Perris, CA) — n what has already been a banner year for Chad Boespflug, the Hanford, California native checked off yet another highlight-reel moment during the 2016 season – a USAC victory in his home state – after winning night one of the 21st Budweiser “Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto […]

  • BallaouNov8

    Ballou on the road to recovery

    November 9, 2016

    By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Speedway, IN) — Robert Ballou was headed out west preparing for the final events of his historic 2015 season. It was a magical season in which the Rocklin, California driver would tally 13 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victories on his way to his first USAC National title. Fast-forward […]

  • BaconNearpassNov8n

    21st Oval Nationals fire off Thursday at Perris

    November 9, 2016

    By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Perris, CA) — When you look beyond the visor and into the eyes of a racer, you can see the hopes, the dreams, the fears, the hunger and the anticipation of the fortunes that lie ahead. Throughout a season, these eyes have seen dirt tracks big and small, from the […]

  • DarlandSchailableNov7

    $25,000 on the line to Oval Nationals winner

    November 8, 2016

    By USAC PR (Perris, CA) — The stars of the AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Car series have their eyes on the largest prize of any USAC race this season – this weekend’s $25,000-to-win Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The 21st running of the event begins with […]

  • WindomFormanNov5

    Windom sweeps Western World

    November 6, 2016

    By Richie Murray, USAC PR (Queen Creek, AZ) — After two straight nights of domination in the Valley of the Sun, Chris Windom may very well be hotter than the surface of the sun at this moment. One night after claiming victories in both the 410 and 360 sprint car features in his Baldwin Brothers […]