Diversified, 25-Event 2019 Schedule Set for Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Feb. 2 – From sprint cars to monster trucks and everything in between, a diversified, 25-event schedule featuring 16 different classes of race cars and 14 sanctioning bodies is set for Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2019. The season begins Friday night, April 26 and concludes Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6. Anchoring the schedule will be the 410-cubic-inch, non-wing sprint cars and UMP modifieds, which will compete regularly on the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval. The non-wing sprints have 17 [...]

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Gas City I-69 Speedway’s Gappens Honored As HARF Promoter of the Year

BROWNSBURG, Ind., Jan. 28 – Gas City I-69 Speedway Promoter Jerry Gappens was honored as the 2018 HARF/Heimel Auction’s Promoter of the Year by Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) Sunday during the club’s 67th annual awards banquet at the American Legion Post 331. Gas City I-69 Speedway was nearly dormant for four seasons before Gappens leased the famed quarter-mile clay oval from owner Jack Himelick last January. Gappens brought vitality and a major resurgence to the area’s sports scene by [...]

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Gas City I-69 Speedway Salutes Its Top Racers

MARION, Ind., Jan. 14 —Over 200 people braved a snowstorm Saturday night to gather at Eventfully Yours Event Center here to celebrate Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 season. The top-10 finishers in each of five weekly divisions, the Rookies of the Year, and special award winners were honored during an evening that featured recurring comments thanking promoter Jerry Gappens for bringing new vitality and regular weekly shows to the quarter-mile dirt oval. The track was only holding occasional events [...]

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Big or Small, Solms Can Drive Them All; He Nabs 2018 Gas City FWD Compact Title

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 8 — Eric Solms of Fairmont, Ind., owner-operator at TFS Trucking, proved he can drive a smaller vehicle well too, as he won the 2018 front-wheel-drive (FWD) compact championship for 2018 at Gas City I-69 Speedway with his Silver Bullet No. 88.  Alyssa Clark of Columbia City, Ind. won the feature on July 13 and finished second in the championship over Gage Allen of Warren, Ind. and two drivers based in Columbia City, Ind. — Randy Brommer [...]

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Holt Wins Three Times To Snare Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 Thunder Car Championship

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 8 — D.J. Holt of Marion, Ind. topped the list of 38 thunder car drivers to earn that championship over 13-year-old Bryce Krider of Garrett, Ind., who was also the division’s Rookie of the Year. Stevie Clark of Kokomo, Ind.; Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. and Greg Marlow of Granger, Ind. rounded out the top five.  Braxton Strait of Hartford City, Ind.; Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind.; James Headley of Marion, Ind.; Greg Long of Atlanta, [...]

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Lines Earns Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 Super Street Championship

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 8 — Besides finishing third in the UMP modified points and tenth in the thunder car standings, Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. earned Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2018 super street championship driving Sam Thompson’s white No. 14 Rocket chassis. Lines earned 605 points to the 520 posted by runner-up Tony Homan of St. Marys, Ohio. Jarrett Rennaker of Huntington, Ind. finished third and earned the division’s Rookie of the Year honors. James Headley of Marion, Ind. [...]

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Nusbaum’s Consistency Pays Off With Gas City UMP Modified Championship

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 7 — Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. was victorious in the closest title fight in 2018 at Gas City I-69 Speedway, as he earned the track’s DIRTcar UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) modified championship by just 66 points over Bradley Jameson of Royal Center, Ind.  Nusbaum’s family-owned No. 17N is sponsored in part by Loretta Reeder with Brian Peterson Real Estate, ATC World Class Trailers and Bruner & Son Construction. Nusbaum, who was also the modified track champion [...]

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Young Boyles and Veteran Hazen Make a Championship Combination In Gas City I-69 Speedway Sprint Car Action

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 7 — Clinton Boyles, a native of Greenwood, Mo. who currently lives in Lees Summit, Mo., earned the non-wing sprint car track championship at Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2018 over 76 other drivers by posting three consecutive feature victories and two additional top-five finishes in the quarter-mile dirt oval’s nine regular sprint car events. It was a remarkable accomplishment since the 23-year-old Boyles had only driven at Gas City I-69 Speedway twice before the 2018 [...]

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Gas City I-69 Speedway to Honor Season Champions and Top Performers At Awards Banquet and 2018 Season Celebration on January 12

GAS CITY, Ind., Dec. 13 – To commemorate a great season of racing and honor their 2018 track champions and top performers, Gas City I-69 Speedway officials will host a night of celebration and awards on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Eventfully Yours Event Center, 5243 S. Adams Street in Marion, Ind. The event will honor the top-10 drivers in the five primary weekly racing classes plus the 2018 Rookies of the Year. Other special awards will also be presented and [...]

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Popular Commemorative “James Dean Classic” T-Shirt Now Available Through New Gas City I-69 Speedway Online Store

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 19 — The inaugural “James Dean Classic” commemorative T-shirt, one of the most popular short-track event T-shirts to ever be produced, is now available through Gas City I-69 Speedway’s new online store: CLICK HERE. A newly added crew sweatshirt for the same event can also be purchased through the same online store. Produced to celebrate the iconic actor’s love of speed and passion for motorsports and to serve as the official event T-shirt for the USAC AMSOIL National [...]

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