Hazen Collects Another Sprint Car Title With Young Boyles at Gas City I-69 Speedway

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind., Oct. 1 — Today many grassroots movements spread on social media. One Facebook page, @Hazen4HOF, promotes the induction of veteran sprint car owner Paul Hazen into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. The suggestion certainly has merit, because Hazen is legendary in sprint car racing in the Midwest. That includes Gas City I-69 Speedway, where the 80-year-old car owner from Columbia City, Ind., won the recently concluded 2018 non-wing sprint car owner championship with [...]

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Thomas Wins Inaugural ‘James Dean Classic’ USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 29 — Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind., will go down in the record books as the winner of the inaugural “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The special race was a 30-lap USAC AMSOIL national sprint car feature held at the quarter-mile dirt oval Friday night before a huge crowd to close the track’s 2018 season. Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind., started second and used the low groove to lead the first [...]

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This Friday’s “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway To Commemorate James Dean’s Love for Speed and Passion for Racing

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 25 — Growing up in the small town of Fairmount, Ind., just a few miles from what was to become Gas City I-69 Speedway, the late actor James Dean had a fascination for things that went fast. Whether it was pedaling his tricycle or his first bicycle as hard as they would go, Dean liked speed. In fact, for his 13th birthday, his uncle, Marcus Winslow, purchased a Whizzer bike motor kit to increase the performance of [...]

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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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