Hazen Collects Another Sprint Car Title With Young Boyles at Gas City I-69 Speedway

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind., Oct. 1 — Today many grassroots movements spread on social media. One Facebook page, @Hazen4HOF, promotes the induction of veteran sprint car owner Paul Hazen into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. The suggestion certainly has merit, because Hazen is legendary in sprint car racing in the Midwest. That includes Gas City I-69 Speedway, where the 80-year-old car owner from Columbia City, Ind., won the recently concluded 2018 non-wing sprint car owner championship with [...]

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Thomas Wins Inaugural ‘James Dean Classic’ USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 29 — Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind., will go down in the record books as the winner of the inaugural “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The special race was a 30-lap USAC AMSOIL national sprint car feature held at the quarter-mile dirt oval Friday night before a huge crowd to close the track’s 2018 season. Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind., started second and used the low groove to lead the first [...]

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This Friday’s “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway To Commemorate James Dean’s Love for Speed and Passion for Racing

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 25 — Growing up in the small town of Fairmount, Ind., just a few miles from what was to become Gas City I-69 Speedway, the late actor James Dean had a fascination for things that went fast. Whether it was pedaling his tricycle or his first bicycle as hard as they would go, Dean liked speed. In fact, for his 13th birthday, his uncle, Marcus Winslow, purchased a Whizzer bike motor kit to increase the performance of [...]

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Commemorative ‘James Dean Classic’ Gas City I-69 Speedway T-Shirt Celebrates Iconic Actor’s Love of Motorsport

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 18 — To commemorate the inaugural “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, Sept. 28, a collectible event T-shirt has been produced to celebrate the iconic actor’s love of speed and passion for motorsports. Designed and produced by Charlotte, N.C.-based SMI Properties — the producers of all event souvenirs for Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and its eight NASCAR-sanctioned motorsports facilities — the T-shirt showcases a photo of Dean next to the event and speedway [...]

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