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Clayton Wins From 18th At Tri-State

Clayton Wins From 18th At Tri-State

When they make a movie chronicling Daron Clayton’s exploits, his victory in Saturday’s Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway will certainly be a key scene

Fall Clash Belongs To Clauson

Fall Clash Belongs To Clauson

Bryan Clauson notched his first Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) victory of the season in Friday’s 30-lap Fall Clash at Bloomington Speedway

Mission Accomplished For Clauson

Bryan Clauson (7) races under Thomas Meseraull en route to winning the Sprint Car Smackdown at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway last year. (David E. Heithaus photo)

Just minutes after the checkered flag, Bryan Clauson climbed the roll cage of his Agajanian/Curb Records/R&B Truckers No. 7 Maxim and emotionally punched a fist at the sky as aerial bombs and colorful fireworks burst behind him

It’s Windom On Night Two Of Smackdown

Eventual winner Chris Windom (21) chases Thomas Meseraull Friday night at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway. (Gordon Gill photo)

The racing is clearly living up to the name as the second night of Kokomo Speedway’s Sprint Car Smackdown concluded with Chris Windom in victory lane

Clauson Holds Off Darland At Kokomo

Bryan Clauson celebrates winning at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway. He leads the USAC National Drivers Championship standings. (Gary Gasper photo)

Bryan Clauson proved that a young dog can learn new tricks as he opened Kokomo Speedway’s Sprint Car Smackdown with a hard- fought victory in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series event

O’LEARY: Hoosier Pit Pass

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The inaugural Sprint Car Smackdown is on tap at Kokomo Speedway this coming weekend

O’LEARY: Hoosier Pit Pass

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What does it take to become a successful sprint car racer? What is the most important thing that a young driver needs to learn in order to advance from the role of hoping to get a good starting spot in a heat, hoping to get an easy track, and hoping to make the feature, to one who not only makes the features, but is a threat to win every time they unload?

Darland Wins, Jones Is Champion

Darland Wins, Jones Is Champion

The 25th Indiana Sprint Week finale at Lincoln Park Speedway Sunday was a race for the record book

Stanbrough Closes In At Tri-State

Eventual winner Jon Stanbrough races to the outside of Bryan Clauson (7) Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. (Ginny Heithaus photo)

The battle for the 25th Indiana Sprint Week championship tightened dramatically Saturday when Jon Stanbrough scored a thrilling victory in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series event at Tri-State Speedway

Thomas Takes Sprint Week Turn

Kevin Thomas Jr. races around Dave Darland (11) en route to winning Friday night's Indina Sprint Week feature at Bloomington Speedway. (Ginny Heithaus photo)

It’s a long, winding road from Cullman, Ala., to the dirt tracks of Indiana, but after five years, Kevin Thomas Jr. made all of the miles he traveled worthwhile with Friday’s AMSOIL USAC national sprint car series victory at Bloomington Speedway

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