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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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Gas City I-69 Speedway Added to USAC Sprint Car Schedule on Sept. 7th

GAS CITY, Ind., June 7 – The month of September just got a little busier and a lot more exciting with the edition of Gas City I-69 Speedway to this year’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule on Friday night, September 7. The event is part of a big weekend of USAC racing, which also includes the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series one night later, on Saturday, September 8, at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana for the “Rich [...]

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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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