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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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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