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2018 Driven2SaveLives BC39 FULL BROADCAST

Watch the full NBCSN broadcast of the 2018 Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink from Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The historic first race on the new dirt track honored late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and increased awareness of the Indiana Donor Network and its Driven2SaveLives campaign.

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Afternoon rain forced a four-hour delay before heat races could start during the first-ever event on the new quarter-mile clay oval inside Turn 3 of the famed IMS asphalt oval. A capacity crowd, which included retired NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Cup Series standout Ryan Blaney, witnessed history as Bacon added his name to a list of inaugural featured race winners at IMS.

Bacon, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, earned $15,000 for the win in the 39-lap USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Championship A-Main feature in the No. 76M car fielded by FMR Racing. It was the first USAC Midget victory of the season for Bacon, 28, a two-time USAC Sprint Car National Champion.

Chad Boat, the son of 1998 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Billy Boat, finished second. Thomas was third, with Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis finishing fourth in a car fielded by Clauson-Marshall Racing. Tim Clauson, father of race namesake Bryan Clauson, co-owns Courtney’s car.

Thomas led the first 32 laps in the No. 63 car fielded by Joe Dooling. Bacon started seventh but climbed to second just before a six-car pileup in Turn 4 triggered a caution with 28 laps to go. Boat had jumped to fourth, behind Courtney, by that point after starting 10th.

The top four remained static during caution periods with 25 laps remaining and 23 laps remaining. With 19 laps remaining, Boat passed Courtney for third as the race stayed caution-free until the end.

Thomas, Bacon and Boat then reached a dense thicket of traffic with 13 laps to go, but Thomas stayed out front despite multiple attempts by Bacon to take the lead on the fast, tacky track, which featured a wide cushion of dirt on the high line.

Bacon made his decisive move in Turn 4 with seven laps remaining, passing Thomas for the lead with a powerful move in the low groove. Boat jumped to second one lap later and set his sights on Bacon but never pulled even with the “Macho Man” over the last five laps.

USAC East Coast Sprint Cars at Grandview Speedway May 18, 2019

USAC East Coast Sprint Cars at Grandview Speedway May 18, 2019

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Midget Racing, Sun Prairie, WI, September 1999 (Part 1 of 2)

(Please click on High Quality to view better clip) Some moments from Pepsi Nationals, Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, WI, 9/5/1999 (Part 1 of 2)

Tanner Thorson USAC Midget On-Board at Grandview Speedway July 30, 2019!

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Jeff Gordon wins a Western States Midget race part 1

Jeff Gordon wins a Western States Midget race at Ascot Park at the age of 18. Part 1 of 2.

Christopher Bell | USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midget Series Feature | Caraway Speedway | Oct. 31st, 2014

Ride along with USAC Star Christopher Bell as he drives to the WIN from the 7th Starting Position in the USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midget Series A-Main at the Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina on October 31st, 2014!

(24) 2017 NZ Quarter Scale Speedway Championship FINAL - Midgets, Day 2

30 LAP FINAL Midgets, Day 2. Filmed on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at Bridge Pa, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Ascot Park - 1984 Pacific Coast Open

This is the main event from the 1984 Pacific Coast Open Sprint car races at the famous Ascot Park. This event aired on a local television station. Some classic action from the golden era of sprint cars at Ascot.

Speedweek Ep 1195 February 25, 2018 Part 1

Bunbury Speedway host’s night two of the 2015 SJ Crushing Australian Sprintcar Champioinship.
Featuring 50 of the countries top drivers, battling for the Australian number 1 prize.
Proudly supported by Hi-Tec Oils, Shannons Insurance & Achillies Tyres.

IRA Sprints, Rico Abreu last to first after flip.

Rico Abreu came back from an early flip to win the event.

TQ Midgets Hard Crashes - 1/24/2014 - Boardwalk Hall

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- Four hard wrecks during Friday night qualifying for the TQ midgets at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ

Methanol, Midgets and the 1/4 mile dream

Speedway documentary from Shaun Campbell and Mike Matheson following the journey of 2 Kiwi lads with a dream of racing in the worlds biggest Midget race, The Chili Bowl in Tulsa Oklahoma.
From the initial vision to the final product, this feature length documentary has all the epic highs and tearfull lows that makes this the sport we love

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Eldora Speedway, September 27th, 2019 | HIGHLIGHTS

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series Feature Event Highlights from Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 27th, 2019. To view the full race, visit

1984 Midget Cars World Final

Sprint Car Racing as never seen before, an insight to the wild ride

There’s no other motorsport quite like Sprint Car Racing. With a power to weight ratio similar to F1, controlling 900+HP to the rear wheels of a 658KG car on dirt is like taming a wild beast. Using a super slow motion camera for the first time in Sprint Car Racing has resulted in footage never seen like this before. Jump on board with American Kyle Hirst to experience the rush of Sprint Car Racing.

The Dreamers

Allan Hardy

D.O.P / Phantom Flex Operator:
Andrew Buckley

Red Epic Operator:
Allan Hardy

Technical Lighting Director:
Cam Pianta

Lighting Assistant:
Simon Harrington

3D Animation / Colour:
Marc Purnell

Audio Engineer:
Oliver Lyu

Allan Hardy


Michael Pickens Midget Races Night 1 & 2 2018/19

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Ride along with Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell as he charges from a 15th starting spot to a podium finish in the Vacuworx International Race of Champions at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on January 15th, 2019.

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Jeff Gordon 1986 - 1987 Years in Review

Watch Jeff Gordon's rookie year in the America's Cup Festival of Sport World Sprintcar Championship during 'Jeff Gordon 1986 - 1987 Years in Review'

In 1986 Jeff Gordon continued to race in local events mostly in the midwestern United States and in the All Star Circuit of Champions driving the #16 sprint car that John Bickford provided for him in 1985. At the start of the year Jeff was in an All Star Circuit of Champions race at Florida State Fair Speedway in Tampa. Jeff's hero for many years going back to when he was a spectator at sprint car races in California was 6 Time World of Outlaws Champion Steve Kinser. In this race Jeff took the lead from Rick Ferkel on the 4th lap. Kinser, who was in the race, then took the lead from Gordon. Gordon passed Kinser right back and retook the lead. There were several lead changes between the two before Kinser won the race and Gordon finished 4th behind 2nd place Bobby Davis and 3rd place Keith Kauffman.

John and Carol Bickford decided that they had to leave California to further Jeff's career. In the spring they bought a home in Pittsboro, IN because it was close to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lee Osborne's chassis shop and it was in the region where they had raced the previous summer. John also sold part of his Mobility Products and Design business to help finance the move and his brother, Tom Bickford, continued to operate MPD Racing Products back in Vallejo.

Upon moving into the Pittsboro house John along with friends constructed a 5,500 square feet building behind it. This became Jeff's sprint car shop and a place for John to further the MPD Racing Products business in that area making and selling race car parts to bring in some extra income. Jeff's sister stayed in California due to her beginning her first year of college there. Carol got a job in the Pittsboro area and Jeff adopted nearby Bloomington as his home track. John and Jeff when traveling to other tracks in the midwest slept in John's truck because they could not afford a hotel room. Jeff raced at other tracks in Indiana and Ohio such as Lawrenceburg Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Sun Valley Speedway and Warsaw Speedway among others. Open Wheel magazine wrote an article on Jeff. In June he won his first sprint car race ever, a local A Main at K-C Raceway. When Jeff turned 15 years old in August he went to Eldora Speedway for the first time. Another sprint car came over the top of Jeff's sprint car at the start when a yellow flag came out that Jeff had to check up for. Eldora owner Earl Baltes did not like it, made Jeff leave and told him not to come back until he was older.

In June John and Jeff had heard about the sprint car racing in Australia and the United States sprint car drivers that were going over there. John, using the 'Jeff Gordon Motorsports' banner, sent out many letters to associates asking for donations to assist in helping Jeff travel in February to the inaugural America's Cup Festival of Sport World Sprintcar Championship race at Claremont Speedway in Perth, Western Australia. John's efforts was successful and in February 1987 they were there.

Jeff won a preliminary race at Claremont. He did not fare well after being involved in a caution on the initial start of the Championship race, but finished 2nd in the Mick Tilby SprintCar Invitation that was held right after it. During 1987 besides continuing to run local sprint car races in the midwest United States, Jeff also began competing in the World of Outlaws running races at Bloomington, Brownstown Speedway, Eldora and the Knoxville Nationals in the #16 car and Gary Stanton's #40 car (Stanton Racing). Jeff also raced Bob Trostle's #20 car and won a race in Marshall Campbell's #20 car. Jeff won his first big race, an A Main, in an All Star Circuit of Champions event at Sandusky Speedway in Ohio. On August 4th, which is Gordon's 16th birthday, he became the youngest driver to ever be granted a USAC license and started competing in sanctioned sprint car events. Jeff's highlight during 1987 is was when he won a heat race ahead of 2nd place Kinser in the Kings Royal at Eldora.

17 fastest qualifiers (track record at Lawrenceburg)
2 A Main wins
21 other wins

1987 Bob Trostle #20 Team:
Owner Bob Trostle
John Bickford
Todd Osborne (Lee Osborne's son)

1987 World of Outlaws:
Knoxville Nationals B Main start
3 starts
Kings Royal heat race win
Top five finish

1987 All Star Circuit of Champions:
A Main win

1987 Bloomington Speedway:
A Main win (#16 sprint car)

1987 Tri-State Speedway:
3 A Main wins

1987 sprint car:
Handful of wins

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Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series - 2010 - West Memphis, AR - Saturday Show

K&N Air Filters Presents the Rock N' Roll 50 Night Two from Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR. featured on the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour. ASCS 360 Sprint Car Racing.



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