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Darland Smacks ‘Em Down At Kokomo

Dave Darland won the USAC sprint car feature at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. He's winning streak continued last night at Iowa's 34 Raceway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

It was a wire-to-wire masterpiece, the kind of performance on which legends are made

Darland Runs Down Thomas At Kokomo

Dave Darland (71p) races around Kevin Thomas Jr. en route to victory Friday night at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. (Gene Crucean photo)

When Dave Darland rolled the black No. 71p Phillips/Racers Advantage DRC into the pits behind their hauler after winning Friday’s second night of the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway, crew members broke into spontaneous applause

O’LEARY: Hoosier Pit Pass

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It seems like every year, racing promoters try new events and new ideas. With each attempt, they are hoping to strike gold, like Marion Robinson, Emmett Hahn, Lanny Edwards and Earl Baltes did with the Knoxville Nationals, the Chili Bowl and the King’s Royal

Two Straight For Bryan Clauson

Bryan Clauson (20) races under Jon Stanbrough Friday night at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway (Ginny Heithaus photo)

“You can classify it as huge,” Bryan Clauson allowed Friday, after his second straight Indiana Sprint Week USAC AMSOIL national sprint car series victory

Clauson Breaks Through At Lincoln Park

Bryan Clauson (20) charges under Christopher Bell en route to winning the Indiana Sprint Week round at Lincoln Park Speedway Thursday night. (David E. Heithaus photo)

It has been a long Indiana Sprint Week for Bryan Clauson. The defending USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series champion began the 26th annual edition of Indiana Sprint Week locked and loaded for a big result

It’s Thomas Again In Sprint Week

Kevin Thomas Jr. (17rw) races under Brady Bacon Wednesday night at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. (David E. Heithaus photo)

On Wednesday, at the Terre Haute Action Track, Kevin Thomas Jr. scored his third consecutive USAC AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series victory, tallying three wins in four Sprint Week races

It’s Thomas Again In Indiana Sprint Week

Kevin Thomas Jr., shown at Kokomo Speedway, won his second consecutive Indiana Sprint Week feature Sunday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway. (Gordon Gill photo)

Riding a rocket all night, Kevin Thomas Jr. won his second consecutive Indiana Sprint Week feature

It’s Stanbrough In Indiana Sprint Week Opener

Eventual winner Jon Stanbrough (66) races under Brady Short at Indiana's Gas City I-69 Speedway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

Jon Stanbrough captured the opening night of at Gas City I-69 Speedway, scoring his first victory of the year. Stanbrough took the lead of the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series event at the halfway mark and wasn’t challenged during the closing laps

Sheldon Kinser Memorial To Chris Windom

Sheldon Kinser Memorial To Chris Windom

Chris Windom captured the 25th running of the Sheldon Kinser Memorial at Bloomington Speedway Friday

O’LEARY: Hoosier Pit Pass

Oleary_Mike

With Jason Leffler’s tragic death in a sprint car accident this past week, a lot of questions are being asked

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