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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Outside Works for Leary in Last Turn on Last Lap To Become Fifth Different Sprint Car Winner Friday at Gas City; Lines and Gamblin Also Score

GAS CITY, Ind., June 30 — In what helped create one of the most exciting finishes in track history, C.J. Leary stayed committed to the top while his primary rivals stayed on the bottom in the 25-lap Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial non-wing 410 sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. At the last possible moment it turned out to be the winning decision, as the 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind.-based driver finally got enough of a bite to pass [...]

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$1,000 in Increased Purses For Thunder Cars and FWD Compacts This Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., June 27  — Big paydays await competitors in the Thunder Car and Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Compact divisions this Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway with an additional $1,000 added to the standard purses. For Thunder Car competitors, it is the final race opportunity for a driver or car to qualify for eligibility to compete in the $6,000 Thunder Car Rumble on July 13. In addition, One More Time Motorsports owners John and Sherrill Long have posted [...]

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Gas City I-69 Speedway to Host Big Fireworks Spectacular on June 29

GAS CITY, Ind. (June 21) – Gas City I-69 Speedway will kick off the area’s Fourth of July celebration with its “Star-Spangled Spectacular” on Friday night, June 29. The track will present a big fireworks show along with a full racing card of non-win sprint cars, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and FWD compacts. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., racing starts at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin immediately following the racing program. The speedway offers state fair-style concession food, [...]

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Lines Is Off to a Great Start at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., June 19 — “Randy Lines” is a name Gas City I-69 Speedway fans hear a lot over the loudspeakers. At press time the Marion, Ind.-based driver is leading the point standings for both the UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) modified and the super street divisions at the quarter-mile dirt oval. Gas City I-69 Speedway is glad Lines calls its track his Friday night home. Lines is a big name in the modified ranks, as he finished third last [...]

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Boyles, Briggs, Tarlton, Fritz and Allen Are Victorious During a Wild Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., June 16  — Friday night’s first “Jack and Jiggs Classic,” named in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason, will go down in Gas City I-69 Speedway lore as a wild one, as drivers of 106 cars in five divisions duked it out on the quarter-mile dirt oval before a large, enthusiastic crowd. The big winners were Clinton Boyles (non-wing sprints); Stratton Briggs (USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets); Michael Tarlton (UMP modifieds); Jason [...]

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Stambaugh, Boyles, Wallace and Lines Take Top Honors in Wild Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., June 9 — The widely debated question, “Which is better, wing or non-wing sprint car racing?” was not definitively answered Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, as both the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprint cars and the track’s regular 410 non-wing sprint cars put on memorable features that were won by Max Stambaugh and Clinton Boyles, respectively. A 28-minute downpour that included a little hail caused the first race to be delayed for about [...]

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