Rising stock car star Christian Eckes returns this weekend to one of his favorite motorsports venues. However, it will be a very busy Saturday for the former Snowball Derby winner.   Eckes will compete with both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series on Saturday, June 22 at World Wide Technology Raceway […]

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JACKSONVILLE, IL -- Once a hometown hero, now a local legend, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series points leader Brandon Sheppard returned to his roots and claimed victory with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. The New Berlin, Illinois native picked up his 19th Hell Tour victory, his first of the season (of two completed […]

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Madison, IL -- Most sixteen-year-olds have the desire to get their driver’s license and take to their neighborhood roads, getting back and forth to school, maybe to a job, and of course, cruising through town with their friends. Driving at that age gives unprecedented freedom, and it’s seen as a coming of age moment. With […]

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Your heart tried to explode. If you stopped to think you’d realize you weren’t breathing. But there was no time for that. Every lap, every corner, the potential for a new leader. A new reason to not blink.   James McFadden? Brad Sweet? Kyle Larson? Your mind spun with the question of who will win, […]

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Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack.  Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.     That’s why the FK […]

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Granite City, IL -- The Brandt "River Town Showdown," featuring a USAC doubleheader with the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, NOS Energy Drink National Midgets in addition to the B-Mods, has been rescheduled for Friday, August 30, at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. It will now be the start of a big racing weekend in […]

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Granite City, Illinois -- 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.   Tyler Courtney swept Fatheadz […]

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After 30 circuits around the 3/8-mile oval of Tri-City Speedway, it was “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney who stole the show to score the USAC National Midget win Friday night.   “You got to take the win as you can get it,” Courtney said. “I didn’t know if I was quite going to get it done because […]

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Granite City, Illinois -- USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing has a heritage at Tri-City Speedway that dates back to 1961. Over the past three years now, the sight of the series on the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Granite City, Ill. has been absent, and the sound of midget racing has grown silent. That […]

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Granite City, Illinois -- Tyler Courtney's 18 wins have come at numerous racetracks in his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, 13 to be precise. After a few bumps in the road in the early going of the season, the defending series champ got off the relative schneid last Friday with his first series win […]

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