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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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Scelzi Takes the Lead in Turn 4 on the Last Lap To Win BOSS Winged Sprint Feature Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 1 — After starting 14th and then rising to fourth, it was almost like Gio Scelzi turned on the afterburners for a four-lap shootout at the end of the 25-lap Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Car Series (BOSS) 410 winged sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The 16-year-old phenom from Fresno, Calif. passed two drivers on that restart and then powered by Caleb Armstrong on the inside in Turn 4 on the last [...]

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A “New Breed of Speed” Makes Debut Friday Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 30  – A “new breed of speed” will make its debut this Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway as the winged Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Car Series (BOSS) pays a visit to the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval in the “King of the Wings” racing event. The last 410-winged sprint car race at Gas City was an All Star Circuit of Champions event September 17, 2004. Dale Blaney won the feature. Popular for its non-wing series for several [...]

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Gary Ott’s Feats of Spectacular Aerobatic Flying Featured During Race Program at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday, August 17

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 8 – In what is expected to be one of the most breathtaking and entertaining intermissions ever at an American weekly dirt short track, Gary Ott of Marion, Ind. will perform a show of aerobatics above Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday night, Aug. 17. Ott, who has more than 44 years of flying experience, will perform feats of spectacular flying including loops, rolls and other aerial maneuvers.  Presented by Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center and Colonial [...]

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Meseraull Gets an A+ and Wins Gas City’s ‘Back-to-School Bash’

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 4 — In front of the largest crowd so far this year at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind., started second, went to the head of the class on the second lap, and stayed there to win a fast and furious, non-stop, 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night as the highlight of the Thompson Trucking and Equipment – sponsored “Back-to-School Bash.” Chett Gehrke of Shepherdsville, Ky. won the 20-lap USAC SpeeD2 midget [...]

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“Back-to-School Bash” Features Six Divisions of Racing Plus Mega School Bus Race At Gas City I-69 Speedway On Friday, Aug. 3

GAS CITY, Ind., July 27 – In what promises to be one of the most entertaining nights of racing this season at Gas City I-69 Speedway, the “Back-to-School Bash” will feature six divisions of racing plus the first school bus race in track history on Friday night, Aug. 3. Open-wheel racing will be well represented as non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder D2 midgets and UMRA TQ midgets will compete on the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval. The popular UMP modifieds, thunder [...]

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UMRA TQ Midgets Raindate Set for August 3rd

GAS CITY, Ind., July 16 — The UMRA TQ Midget show that was rained out on May 18 has been rescheduled for Friday night, August 3rd at Gas City I-69 Speedway. They will join a racing card of non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midgets, UMP Modifieds, Thunder Cars and FWD Compacts as part of the “Back-to-School Bash.” For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on [...]

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Cockrum Is Seventh Different Non-Wing Sprint Winner, Watters Wins Thunder Car Rumble And McKenzie and Clark Also Score at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., July 14 — Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. became the seventh different non-wing sprint car feature winner so far this season Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway during the Mid-Season Showdown, which had a “Christmas in July” theme. The Thunder Car Rumble ran true to its billing, as both the front and the rear of Jimmy Watters’ car were damaged but the Montpelier, Ind.-driver still became the fifth different winner in that division in 2018 [...]

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Willmington Impresses as He Makes His American And Non-Wing Sprint Car Debut Friday At Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., July 9— Twenty-year-old Braydan Willmington of Marulan, New South Wales, Australia, is checking a lot of things off his bucket list this month. First, he took his first airplane flight that was longer than an hour when he made the 15-hour flight from Sydney, Australia, to Dallas-Fort Worth and then the three-hour flight from DFW to Indianapolis International Airport.  Visiting America was another checkmark. That started in earnest when he landed at IND on Saturday night, June 30, [...]

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Irwin Wins Sprint Feature at Gas City After Cottle and Boyles Tangle; Simon, Kirkman, Mallery and Cale Also Score

GAS CITY, Ind., July 7 — The pits and the grandstand were as packed as a boardwalk, and the action and some tempers were as hot as the sand at the seashore during the “Beach Theme Night/Summer Thunder” show Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Five divisions shared the card, and some unusual circumstances generated some new winners. One of them was Steve Irwin of Fenton, Mich., who won the 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature after an incident between [...]

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