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The Fredericksons May be a Low-Buck Team But They’re Hard-Core Racers

GAS CITY, Ind., May 22 — Fans who saw Parker Frederickson’s sprint car barrel-roll through Turns 3 and 4 at Gas City I-69 Speedway on opening night, Friday, April 20, wouldn’t have been surprised if it would have taken him several weeks to make repairs and return to action. If those fans knew Frederickson Racing is what’s known as a low-buck team (meaning it doesn’t have many monetary resources), they wouldn’t be surprised if Frederickson would be sidelined for a [...]

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Record $6,000 Purse Posted; Fun Fan Engagement Set For July 13 ‘Thunder Car Rumble’ at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., May 17 – Gas City I-69 Speedway officials announced today a record $6,000-plus purse—the largest ever posted for thunder cars in the state of Indiana—for the July 13 “Thunder Car Rumble” as part of the speedway’s “Mid-Summer Showdown.” The new event is the brainchild of three competitors and made possible with funding support from local businesses and patrons. The race will pay $700 to win and $125 to start. A normal weekly thunder car purse is $1,425, [...]

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Gas City I-69 Speedway Adds Seven More Dates for UMP Modifieds

  GAS CITY, Ind., May 14 – Officials of Gas City I-69 Speedway announced today that the popular UMP modifieds have been added to seven additional event nights this season at the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval. The new dates include this Friday night, May 18; June 8; June 15; July 6; Aug. 3; Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. “The UMP modified teams are supporting the track with excellent car counts each week,” said promoter Jerry Gappens. “More importantly, they are producing excellent [...]

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Boyles Becomes Fourth Different Winner In As Many Sprint Car Features So Far This Year At Gas City I-69 Speedway

  GAS CITY, Ind., May 12 — On Friday night Clinton Boyles of Greenwood, Mo., became the fourth different sprint car feature winner in as many events so far this year at Gas City I-69 Speedway in a jam-packed “MAYhem” program that featured five divisions but was still over before 11 p.m. Boyles started second in the 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature in a DRC chassis owned by Paul Hazen of Columbia City, Ind. that uses a Kercher Racing Engines-prepared powerplant. [...]

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Thomas Wins First MSCS Feature Ever At Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., May 5 — Series point leader Kevin Thomas Jr. put his name in the record books as the winner of the first Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) feature ever held at Gas City I-69 Speedway with a thrilling $3,000 victory during Friday night’s “Friday Night Fury” program. Thomas, of Avon, Ind., didn’t have it easy in the 30-lap feature for non-wing 410 sprint cars. Brady Bacon, a native of Broken Arrow, Okla., started second and led [...]

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Midwest Sprint Car Series will make first-ever appearance at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., May 2 – The Midwest Sprint Car Series will make its first-ever appearance at Gas City I-69 Speedway this Friday Night, May 4th. With $3,000 going to the winner, a large field of non-wing sprint cars is expected. USAC and BOSS-sanctioned sprints are idle Friday night, so race organizers are expecting competitors from those two series as well. Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts and Mod Lites are on the racing card as well. A huge Kid’s Coin [...]

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Meseraull Threads His Way Through Lapped Traffic To Win Gas City I-69 Sprint Car Feature

GAS CITY, Ind., April 28 — Using a thrilling move in heavy lapped traffic, Thomas Meseraull was exhausted but victorious after the 25-lap, non-stop, non-wing sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. “T-Mez,” a California native now living in Waveland, Ind., started fourth in the Don Whitney Racing No. 00, which is a Hawk chassis with a Stensland-prepped engine sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants and Infinity Shocks. The 2010 Gas City champion took third from Landon Simon [...]

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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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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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