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Cottle Wins Sprint Car Feature As Gas City I-69 Speedway Reopens To an Enthusiastic Crowd

GAS CITY, Ind., April 21 — Gas City I-69 Speedway has a new promoter for the 2018 season in Jerry Gappens, but it was a familiar name in victory lane after the 25-lap sprint car feature for the track’s grand reopening Friday night. Former track champion Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill., won the headliner before an enthusiastic, family-friendly crowd. Cottle started fourth in the 21-car field, took the lead from polesitter Kyle Robbins on lap two, and was never again headed [...]

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Grand Re-Opening Results

    Results:   Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps; top five transferred): 1. Kyle Robbins, 2. Brandon Morin, 3. Tyler Hewitt, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Brian Mattox, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Chad Wilson, 8. Landon Simon. Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, top five transferred): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Ted Hines, 4. Matt McDonald, 5. Matt Cooley, 6. Paul Dues, 7. Luke Harbison. Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, top five transferred): 1. Isaac Chapple, 2. Jarett Andretti, 3. Travis Hery, 4. Garrett Abrams, [...]

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Hoosier Tire and Benic Enterprises Partner with Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, IN. (April 16, 2018) – Gas City I-69 Speedway officials announced today that Hoosier Racing Tire Spec rule will be implemented for the non-wing sprint cars events during 2018 racing season, beginning this Friday night, April 20.   The tire rule is the same one USAC, the Midwest Sprint Car Series, and other Indiana weekly short tracks utilize for non-wing sprint car racing on dirt.   The required right rear tire is a 105/16.0-15 Medium, while left rear tire options include [...]

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Diversified, 17-Event Race Schedule Set for Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, IN. (February 26, 2018) – After hosting only a handful of events the past three years, Gas City I-69 Speedway will feature an exciting 17-race event schedule showcasing more than a dozen various racing divisions this season. Anchoring the schedule will be the 410-cubic-inch, non-wing sprint cars, which compete in 16 events at the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval.  The largest weekly Indiana sprint car purse awaits this popular and exciting open-wheel division. Three events will pay at least [...]

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From the Promoter:

Dear Fan, On behalf of our entire track team, thank you for your interest in Gas City I-69 Speedway, the destination for fast, fun, family entertainment! Our one-quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval is conducive to exciting, side-by-side racing in every division. Drivers and fans love this little gem of a facility. Our schedule includes winged and non-winged sprint cars—perhaps the most exciting form of racing in all of motorsports, modified race cars, basic street-style stock cars, midgets, motorcycle engine-powered micro-sprints, modified lites, [...]

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Motorsports Executive Jerry Gappens Leases Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Indiana (Jan. 17, 2018) – With a résumé that includes more than 25 years of successful motorsports promotion – including running the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England – well-respected racing executive Jerry Gappens has reached an agreement with track owner Jack Himelick to lease and promote Gas City I-69 Speedway effective immediately. Located just off Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, the semi-banked, quarter-mile dirt oval opened in the mid-1980s. Known for his creative and [...]

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