The Junior Knepper 55 has become one of the bigger indoor Midget shows of the year.  Seventy cars signed up to compete in the fourth annual event, which has seen stars like NASCAR drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Christopher Bell and 2018 USAC National Sprint Car champion Tyler Courtney take wins in the first three […]

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Du Quoin, Illinois – Christopher Bell celebrated his 23rd birthday in grand style Saturday night at the Southern Illinois Center after taking the lead with four laps remaining to win the third annual “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget Special event at the indoor, one-sixth-mile dirt oval in Du Quoin. Rarely has the 2013 USAC National […]

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Du Quoin, Illinois — Six years ago, Tyler Courtney was a newcomer to the midget racing scene when he made his debut at the first full midget race ever held at the Southern Illinois Center.   Saturday, on the very same ground, Courtney became a winner at the place where it all began, on the […]

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Du Quoin, Illinois – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. conjured memories of his breakout 2007 USAC season, as the Olive Branch, Mississippi driver returned to midget racing on Saturday night and passed Bryan Clauson with three laps to go for the win in the inaugural “Junior Knepper 55” USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. […]

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