Du Quoin, IL -- As Tanner Thorson recollected over his first three starts of the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, one of his first thoughts was, "we should be three for three."   Instead, the 2016 series champ has had to settle for winning two out of three on the year thus […]

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Du Quoin, IL -- This Saturday's Shamrock Classic field is undoubtedly talented with several accolades and achievements among the group of 45 preparing to strap in for the March 7 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin.   However, when it comes to the Shamrock Classic, specifically […]

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Cannon McIntosh's grace under fire was demonstrated literally and figuratively in a multitude of manners Saturday night in the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center. A fuel leak during hot laps ignited the Bixby, Oklahoma driver's ride, giving the 16-year-old driver a scare he won't soon forget and forcing him to borrow […]

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Du Quoin, Illinois -- If there's anything we've learned about the "Shamrock Classic" since its introduction to the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget schedule in 2016, it's proven three-years-running that it has a knack for producing first-time series winners.   That trend could very well continue this Saturday when the series takes on the […]

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Du Quoin, Illinois (March 6, 2019).........No driver in the history of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship has won three points races in a row to start a season. That could change this Saturday when Tyler Courtney attempts to go for the tri-fecta in the fourth annual "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois […]

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Du Quoin, Illinois (March 5, 2019).........Who's going all-in this Saturday night when a hefty payday of $50,000 is up for grabs in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Factory Canopies "Shamrock Classic" at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin?   The Factory Canopies "Pot of Gold" Challenge will provide the top-four drivers in […]

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Du Quoin, IL -- USAC National champions Tyler Courtney and Tanner Thorson are among the final set of entries for the "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event this Saturday, December 15 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin as the entry list soars to 74 drivers and teams for the fourth annual race. […]

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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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