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Morgan Turpen captures back-to-back USCS National sprint car titles

Atlanta, GA - November 14, 2016 – The 23-year-old defending USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee has made United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and sprint car racing history again during the 2016 season by becoming the first woman to win the series National Championship two times in-a-row. Turpen put an exclamation point on last season’s accomplishment of becoming the only woman to win a major sprint car touring series National title, Turpen has repeated as the series Champion for the 2016 season. She bested her team-mate and 11 time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee by just two points in the season long title chase after 36 events were completed.'

Turpen, who visited the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane five times during 2016, also finished in the runner-up spot in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series title chase just a scant seven points shy of the title behind her team-mate (Gray).

Turpen also had a respectable fourth place finish in the final standings of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series Championship standings as well. She finished behind three past USCS National Champions including 2016 Mid-South Thunder Tour Champion Derek Hagar and runner-up Marshall Skinner both from Marion, Arkansas. Terry Gray finished just ahead of her in that region in third place.

Turpen has competed with the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters full time since the 2010 season when she earned the USCS National Rookie of the Year honors. Acording to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2015 North American Driver of the Year poll for winged 360 sprint cars, she was the top ranked female winged sprint car driver in North America for last season. Turpen was the only female driver to receive votes among only 32 drivers out of several thousand considered who received multiple votes in that poll.

Turpen has twelve total USCS career feature wins including the five this season. In addition to her 2015 USCS National Championship, she has been close to the top of the point standings at conclusion of, three other seasons. She finished in the runner-up position in the USCS National point standings during the 2010, 2011 and 2014 seasons. Other than the 2010 USCS Rookie crown, Turpen also earned the 2014 USCS "Road to Atlanta" Hoosier Asphalt Series Championship.

Turpen used a J&J Auto Racing sprint car chassis with Wesmar power during her Championship run. Engler Machine and Tool injection fueled by DSR Fuel System pumps help provide power to the USCS required Hoosier Race Tires on her #10m machine. She also has Don Berry Construction, C&B Chubby and KCB Motorsports plus Wendy’s of Lexington, TN and The Ridge to thank as sponsors of her Terry Gray Racing team effort.

For information on Morgan Turpen’s USCS 2016 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

HAGAR AND MALLETT TAKES USCS WINS IN FLIP FLP 50 AT RIVERSIDE

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - November 12, 2016 - There was a lot of business to be taken care of in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Tour Presented by K&N Filters 2016 season finale with two main events making up the Flip Flop 50 and a National Championship to be decided on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway.

The 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar of Marion, AR took the Flip and past USCS Rookie of the Year, Jordon Mallet of Greenbrier, AR won the Flop portions of the unique Flip Flop 50 twin-25 lap format of main events.. It appears that 2015 USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN won her second straight USCS National Championship after a hard fought battle during the entire 20th Anniversary Season for the series with her mentor and teammate, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN by only tw points. An audit of the points awarded at each event during the 2016 season will later in the week confirm the Championship before an official announcement is made.

Neither Turpen nor Gray had a great night of competition, but it was good enough for Turpen to appear to have doubled up as the series champion. Turpen, who won the 12-lap B-Main Race, finished 17th in the first 25-lap feature race and 22nd in the second feature race. Gray finished 14th in the first feature race, and took the 23rd spot in the nightcap.

Hagar led all but one lap in the first feature race to pick up his eighth USCS win of the 2016 season. Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN led one lap and took the second spot, while National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Sammy Swindell of Germantown, TN finished third. Tim Crawley of Benton, AR was fourth and fifth went to Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS.

Brad Bowden of Hernando, MS finished sixth and Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR was seventh. Howard Moore of Memphis, TN started 18th and finished eighth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Joe B. Miller of Millersville, MO was ninth and Brandon Hanks of Burlison, TN rounded out the top ten of the first or Flip Race.

It was called the Flip Race because the starting line-up for the second 25-lap Flop Race would be totally inverted. That would put the last place finisher in the Flip Race, Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS starting on the K&N Filters Pole Position, and Flip Race winner Hagar starting at the tail of the 24-car starting field for the Flop Race. If Hagar could charge through the field for the win, he would pick up a $1,000 bonus.

While Hagar led 24 of the 25 laps in the first race, the nightcap was an action-packed affair with wholesale position changes taking place throughout the field for the entire 25-lap distance. Mallet took the lead on lap 24 after early race leader and 2016 USCSS Rookie of the Year, 14-year old teenager Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL and one of the Masters of the Ditch, Swindell, tangled while battling for the win.

Ernie Ainsworth of Bartlett, TN finished second and third went to Cody Gardner of Benton, AR. Skinner had his second top ten finish with a fourth-place effort and Dustin Holman of Manquan, MO took the fifth spot. Hagar charged from the 23rd starting spot to finish sixth and earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award.

Crawley was another top ten double dipper with a seventh-place finish in the nightcap and Bayston was also a double top ten finisher with an eighth-place effort in the second feature race. Joe B. Miller made it a pair of ninth-place finishes at Riverside International Speedway, and Eddie Gallagher of Olive Branch, MS rounded out the top ten.

The only caution or red flag of the second feature was when Swindell slammed into Danny Sams III while he was exiting turn two coming to the white flag and caused Sams to flip into the fence and Swindell to suffer some damage. Sams car was too badly damaged , but, Swindell .

In Friday night preliminary action, Moore won the six lap Hoosier Speed Dash, and the winners of the four eight-lap heat racers were Swindell in the Engler Machine & Tool First Heat, Hagar in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, Bayston in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat, and Crawley in the K&N Filters Fourth Heat. Hagar won the 12-lap Pole Scramble to earn the K&N Filters Pole Award for the first feature race.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM THE USCS FALL NATIONALS AT RIVERIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON NOVEMBER 11TH AND 12TH - 2016:

FIRST 25 LAP FLIP FLOP FEATURE RACE:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 2 39 Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN 3. 5 3 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 4. 7 12 Tim Crawley Benton, AR 5. 8 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 6. 9 59 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 7. 10 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 8. 18 40 Howard Moore Memphis, TN 9. 11 22B Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 10. 16 84 Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN 11. 13 4 Casey Rowland Nesbitt, MS 12. 20 88R Cody Gardner Benton, AR 13. 6 1 Eddie Gallagher Olive Branch, MS 14. 19 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 15. 14 29 Chad Jones Sanath, MO 16. 3 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 17. 15 10M Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 18. 4 91 Ernie Ainsworth Bartlett, TN 19. 21 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 20. 22 10H Dustin Homan Marquan, MO 21. 17 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS 22. 23 24D Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 23. 24 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 24. 12 22 Travis Senter Osceola, AR

DID NOT START: 10K Dewayne White Byhalia, MS 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 19 T.J. Hughes Hernando, MS 44c Tyler Vaughn Memphis, TN

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Speed Dash: Moore Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Swindell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Hagar Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Bayston K&N Filters Fourth Heat: Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th place) McElhannon K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Swindell Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Moore (started 18th and finished 8th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: McElhannon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Bowden Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Skinner DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Hanks

SECOND 25 LAP FLIP FLOP FEATURE RACE:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 8 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR 2. 6 91 Ernie Ainsworth Bartlett, TN 3. 12 88R Cody Gardner Benton, AR 4. 17 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 5. 4 10HH H Dustin Homan Marquan, MO 6. 23 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 7. 20 12 Tim Crawley Benton, AR 8. 22 39 Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN 9. 15 22B Joe Miller Millersville, MO 10. 11 1 Eddie Gallagher Olive Branch, MS 11. 14 84 Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN 12. 16 40 Howard Moore Memphis, TN 13. 13 4 Casey Rowland Nesbitt, MS 14. 19 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 15. 24 22 Travis Senter Osceola, AR 16. 21 3 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 17. 3 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS 18. 18 59 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 19. 2 24D Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 20. 9 29 Chad Jones Sanath, MO 21. 1 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 22. 7 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 23. 10 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 24. 5 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN DNS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Speed Dash: Moore Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Swindell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Hagar Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Bayston K&N Filters Fourth Heat: Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: Willingham JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st place) Mallett K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Gardner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Hagar (started 23rd and finished 6th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Homan Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Hagar Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Crawley DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Bayston DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Gallagher

B-MAIN – 12 LAPS: 1. Turpen; 2. Hanks; 3. Howard; 4. Moore; 5. Gray; 6. Gardner; 7. Terrell; 8. Homan; 9. Sams; 10. White; 11. Hughes; 12. Bugg; 13. Willingham; 14. Vaughn.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE FLIP FLOP 50 FOR THE UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES AT RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IN WEST MEMPHIS, AR ON 11/11/16:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Moore; 2. Skinner; 3. Gray; 4. Crawley; 5. Homan; 6. Turpen.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Swindell; 2. Mallett; 3. Senter; 4. Jones; 5. Bugg; 6. Sams; 7. Gardner.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Skinner; 3. Bowden; 4. Hanks; 5. Rowland; 6. White; 7. Terrell.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Bayston; 2. Ainsworth; 3. Gallagher; 4. Howard; 5. Hughes; 6. Willingham; 7. Vaughn.

K&N Filters Heat 4 – (8 Laps): 1. Crawley; 2. McElhannon; 3. Miller; 4. Turpen; 5. Gray; 6. Moore; 7. Homan.

Pole Scramble – (12 Laps – Finish determines A-Main starting spot on Saturday): 1. Hagar; 2. Swindell; 3. Ainsworth; 4. Crawley; 5. Bayston; 6. Gallagher; 7. McElhannon 8. Mallett..

 

 

Hagar grabs K&N Pole for USCS Flip Flop 50 at Riverside Int. Speedway on Friday night

West Memphis, AR - Novemebr 11, 2016 - Derek Hagar will start Saturday nite's USCS Flip Flop 50 sprint car feature #1 from the K&N Filters Ple Position after racing to first place in the 12-lap K&N Filters Pole Scramble on Friday night at Riverise Int. Speedway. The Pole Scramble race gave the top 8 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour cars/drivers from the 28 car field after heat race action a last opportunity to advance their starting positions in the first of twin 25-lap main events. The first of those will start staright up after their heat race, Scramble and B-Main finishes. The second main event starts fully inverted from the finish of the 1st main event.

K&N Filters Pole Scramble 12-laps: 9jr. Derek Hagar, 3s Sammy Swindell, 91a Ernie Ainsworth, 12 Tim Crawley, 39 Spencer Bayston, 1 Eddie Gallagher, 42 Andy McElhannon and 14 Jordon Mallett.

Six more cars are locked in to the A-Main . The alance of the field will be filled from the sprint car B-Main .

Howard Moore won the USCS Hoosier ire Speed Dash to kick the sprint car action off. USCS sprint car Heat race winners were Sammy Swindell, Derek Hagar, Spencer ayston and Tim Crawley.

 

 

$7,000+ up for grabs in USCS Flip Flop 50 Sprint Car Shootout at Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday (November 11th and 12th )

Atlanta, GA – November 7, 2016 - $7.000 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, November 11th and 12th for the 8th annual “Flip Flop 50” Sprint Car Shootout when K&N Filters presents the $60,000 USCS Fall Nationals 2016. The two-day racing event serves as the 2016 season finale for the 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. The unique fan favorite “Flip Flop 50” racing format is a United Sprint Car Series original that is sometimes imitated, but, never duplicated. The unique format features twin 25-lap main events with the first starting straight-up and the second starting fully inverted from the finish of the first.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday night at 7:30 pm features a racing program that includes the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous main event followed by the sprint car qualifying heat races. The top eight qualified drivers via passing points then compete in the 15-lap K&N Filters Pole Scramble event. The K&N Filters Pole Scramble finishing order will determine the line-up for the front four rows of the first of Saturday’s USCS “Flip Flop 50” 25-lap main events. The first main event starts straight-up and the second one fully inverted from the finish of the first one.

On Saturday evening at 6:00 pm the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that determine the final line-ups for the first of the two 25-lap main events. The first main event will start the field straight-up from their final qualifying order and pays $3000 to win plus lap leader money. The second 25-lap main event will start with the field inverted from the finish of the first main event. The winner of the first race will start in 22nd position. That race will pay $2000 to win. A bonus of $1000 (ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS) to any driver who can win both races after winning the first sprint car main event and starting last in the second event.

Joining the winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) $60,000+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds racing for $1200 to win each night. The schedule also includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints who have a shot at nearly $2000 in top prize money over the two nights. Additionally, the USCS Crate Late Models qualify on Friday night and compete for 1500 in their final on Saturday evening. A top prize of $1200 in cash plus merchandise is offered for the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge division that also runs its qualifying heats on Friday night and last chance race(s) and 25-lap final on Saturday evening. Fans can expect two nights of wide-open racing to complete the USCS series’ 2016 visits to the historic speedway during their 67th anniversary season.

For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097 or 770-460-7223. For more info on Riverside International Speedway please visit: www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com USCS Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net or by phone at 770-865-6097

 

 

Sammy Swindell to enter USCS Fal Nationals FLIP FLP 50 event at Riverisde

Atlanta, GA - Novemeber 2, 2016 - Swindell from Germantown, TN is one of the early entries for the November 11th and 12th K&N Filters USCS Fall Nationals Flip Flop 50 Sprint Car Shootout at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com The event features twin 25-lap main events with the first one starting straight-up and the second one fully inverted from the finish of the first main event. Sammy Swindell who started his re-knowned racing career as a teen at Riverside will make his only 2016 appearance at the track chauffering the same #3 A.G. Rains owned sprint car he won the Knoxville Raceway 360 Nationals event driving. Swindell finished in the runner-up spot in last season's USCS Fall Nationals He also competed in the inaugural USCS Flip Flop 50 event finishing as the runnerup of the first of the twin 25-lap main events. He then followed that effort with a victory in the final half of the event. Should make for an interesting two evenings of racing action that also includes the K&N USCS Outlaw Modifieds, www.rockauto.com USS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, USCS Crate (and Riverside Limited) Late Models and the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge

 

USCS Flip Flop 50 at Riverside Speedway on NOV 11th and 12th purse and format details

Atlanta, GA –October 31, 2016 - The following are the details including the format and purse structure for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters USCS Flip Flop 50 portion of 8th annual $60,000 USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR on November 11th and 12th. ( www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com ) (a 1/4 mi Gumbo clay oval).

Friday – November 11th Pits Open 4:00 pm Friday (Drivers meeting 6:00 pm) Racing 7:30 pm Saturday - November 12th Pits Open 2:00pm - Drivers Meeting 4:00 pm – Racing @6pm USCS FLIP FLOP 50 - $7000 POSSIBLE!

Friday Night 11/11 Racing: Pole Qualifying Night for the USCS presented by K&N Filters Sprint Cars, PLUS Ltd./Crate Late Models and Street Stock Cars…..PLUS.....Full racing program in the K&N Filters USCS Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series/Mini Sprints.

Saturday Night 11/12 Racing: B-Mains & A-Main finales in USCS Sprint Cars (2 features on Saturday) Late Models and Stock Cars. PLUS….K&N Filters USCS Modifieds, and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series/Mini Sprints contest a full racing program.

USCS SPRINT CARS “Flip Flop Flip 50” (TWIN 25-lap features one straight-up/one inverted) $7,000 + POSSIBLE!

SPRINT ENTRY FEE: PRE-ENTRY before Midnight on Monday 11/07/16 = $75 ENTRY FEE received after 11/07/16 $100

Friday night: Qualifying Night for USCS presented by K&N Filters “Flip Flop Flip” 50 Sprint Car Races (Twin 25-lap races on Saturday) Includes Hoosier Speed Dash $100 to win for top six from previous Mid-South event.. Qualifying Races (passing points) plus K&N Filters Pole Scramble for top eight cars from passing points. Saturday night: B-Main(s) and TWIN 25-lap winged sprint car A-Mains on Saturday night.

Saturday sprint car payoff A-Main #1:…$3000 to win PLUS LAP MONEY of $40 per lap to the race leader n Main Event #1 and $250 to start A Main event. PAYOFF: $3000 to win plus $40 per lap to the leader…then: 1700, 1200, 1000, 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 275, 250 and $250 thru last place.

Saturday night sprint car payoff A-Main #2: $2000 to win then 1200, 800, 600, 500, 450, 400, 350, 325, 300, 275, 250 and $250 thru last place.

B-Main Sat. night: Transfer spots then $250, 225, 200 and $200 thru last place.

 

 

Thanks! To the World Racing Group from the USCS management, staff and teams for our involvement in the inaugural World Short Track Championships at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Atlanta, GA - October 27, 2016 - The management, the staff and race teams of the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters would like to thank the World Racing Group and their team and associates the USCS series’ involvement in the ONEDIRT.com World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte last weekend. The event, hosted by World Racing Group appears to be an instant “classic” for the nine divisions with 300+ entries that participated. The USCS sprint cars were proud to be part of the event as the sanctioning body of the Comp Cams sponsored 360 Winged Sprint Car portion of the huge event.

USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton said “ I would like to thank World Racing Group and all of their staff and the associated sponsors and partners including the Comp Cams group for the great job that they and everyone associated with the event did over the weekend. This event came together less than sixty days ago. Everything from the ONEDIRT.com World Short Track Championships logo to the unique trophies awarded to the top three finishers, Hard Charger and Long Distance Tow awards was first class. The track prep and facility management was top-notch as well.” stated Walton. We just hope we made a positive impact for sprint car racing a well. I’m sure this event will be even bigger and better next year and continue to grow. All of our drivers and USS staff enjoyed the event and once again I want to express our appreciation for being involved.” Concluded the USCS President.

The USCS sanctioned the 360 winged sprint car portion and had drivers from nine states and Canada as participants. Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington was the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 25-lap Comp Cams feature winner.

The next and final event of the 20th Anniversary season for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters will be the USCS Fall Nationals at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds, USCS Late Models and the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints plus the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge all join the winged USCS sprint cars for the action-packed 8th annual event.

For info on the United Sprint Car Series and associated USCS racing series please visit www.uscsracing.com USCS sprint car rules can be found at www.uscsracing.com If you still have questions please call Pete Walton at 770-865-6097.

 

 

$7,500+ up for grabs in USCS Flip Flop 50 Sprint Car Shootout
at Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday (November 11th and 12th )

Atlanta, GA – October 27, 2016 - $7.500 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, November 11th and 12th for the 8th annual “Flip Flop 50” Sprint Car Shootout when K&N Filters presents the $60,000 USCS Fall Nationals 2016. The two-day racing event serves as the 2016 season finale for the 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. The unique fan favorite “Flip Flop 50” racing format is a United Sprint Car Series original that is sometimes imitated, but, never duplicated. The unique format features twin 25-lap main events with the first starting straight-up and the second starting fully inverted from the finish of the first.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday night at 7:30 pm features a racing program that includes the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous main event followed by the sprint car qualifying heat races. The top eight qualified drivers via passing points then compete in the 15-lap K&N Filters Pole Scramble event. The K&N Filters Pole Scramble finishing order will determine the line-up for the front four rows of the first of Saturday’s USCS “Flip Flop 50” 25-lap main events. The first main event starts straight-up and the second one fully inverted from the finish of the first one.

On Saturday evening at 6:00 pm the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that determine the final line-ups for the first of the two 25-lap main events. The first main event will start the field straight-up from their final qualifying order and pays $3000 to win plus lap leader money. The second 25-lap main event will start with the field inverted from the finish of the first main event. The winner of the first race will start in 22nd position. That race will pay $2000 to win. A bonus of $1000 (ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS) to any driver who can win both races after winning the first sprint car main event and starting last in the second event. There will also be a point fund for the top three cars with the best combined finishes from both main events

Joining the winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) $60,000+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds racing for $1200 to win each night. The schedule also includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints who have a shot at nearly $2000 in top prize money over the two nights. Additionally, the USCS Crate Late Models qualify on Friday night and compete for 1500 in their final on Saturday evening. A top prize of $1200 in cash plus merchandise is offered for the Mid-South Street Stock Challenge division that also runs its qualifying heats on Friday night and last chance race(s) and 25-lap final on Saturday evening. Fans can expect two nights of wide-open racing to complete the USCS series’ 2016 visits to the historic speedway during their 67th anniversary season.

For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097 or 770-460-7223. For more info on Riverside International Speedway please visit:
www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com USCS Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net or by phone at 770-865-6097

 

 

TREY STARKS HAS PERFECT SCORE IN USCS SPRINTS ONEDIRT.com WORLD SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS at CHARLOTTE

CHARLOTTE, NC – October 22, 2016 – Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA was Mr. Perfect in the OneDirt.com World Short Track Championships for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters on both Friday and Saturday nights at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Starks capped off the clean sweep of the weekend on Saturday night with the win in the 25-lap Comp Cams sponsored sprint car main event by leading wire-to-wire. It was the fourth win of the season for Starks during the 2016 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. In two nights of competition, Starks seemingly had none.

Starks started the Friday night action by setting fast time honors with a lap around the 4/10-mile clay oval in 14.748 seconds. After being inverted to the fourth position for the heat race start, he then led all eight laps to win the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race. That earned him the pole position for Saturday night’s K&N Filters USCS Pole Scramble. Once again, Starks went unchallenged, leading all 12 laps for the win and earning the K&N Filters Pole Award for the A-Main.

Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, ON Canada took the second spot in the main event and Dane Lorenc of Lancaster, NY finished third. Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC came home in the fourth spot and the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fifth.

Kevin Roberts of Washington Court House, OH finished sixth and Michael Miller of Ocean Springs, MS was seventh. Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC took the eighth spot. Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC started 22nd and finished ninth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Johnny Petrozelle of Lexington, NC rounded out the top ten.


In other Friday night preliminary action, the eight-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat Race was won by 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL. The eight-lap Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat Race was won by Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL.

Starks took the lead at the start of the race that took three tries due to a false start and a stall by Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC. Following Starks under the flagstand on lap one was Westbrook, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, Moss and Glenn Styres of Oschwegen, ON, Canada.

Once the race got underway, it was stopped on lap four for debris. Starks remained the leader followed by Westbrook, Gray, Moss and Styres. The fourth caution flag of the race came out on lap six when Snyder stalled in turn two. On the restart, Styres dropped back to the eighth spot, as Roberts, Miller and Lorenc got by him for the fifth, six, and seventh spots respectively.

Miller passed Roberts for the fifth spot on lap seven, and then Lorenc took over the fifth spot on lap ten. Starks, Westbrook, Gray, Moss and Lorenc remained in the top five until lap 16 when Gray suddenly slowed on the race track and brought out the caution flag on lap 17 with a cut tire. The top five for the restart was Starks, Westbrook, Moss, Lorenc and Miller.

Turpen passed Miller to move up to the top five on lap 18, and Lorenc got by Moss for the third spot on lap 20. Starks breezed home during the last five laps of the race to take a 3.784 second margin of victory over Westbrook at the checkered flag.

Eleven-time USCS National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray gave up the third position in the race and the National points lead when he had to pit for the tire change on lap seventeen. Gray recovered to the thirteenth spot by the end of the race, but, that gave the chase for the National title lead back to his team-mate Morgan Turpen. The two have been in a see-saw battle since mid-season.

The next event will close out the 2016 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters. The USCS winged outlaw sprint cars will visit Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR on Friday night, November 11, and on Saturday night, November 12 for the USCS Fall Nationals.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF NIGHT OF THE ONE DIRT.COM SHORT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON 10/21/16:

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 1 23s Trey Starks Puyallup, WA
2. 2 47x Dylan Westbrook Scotland, ON, Canada
3. 11 00 Dane Lorenc Lancaster, NY
4. 3 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC
5. 12 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
6. 14 22r Kevin Roberts Washington Court House, OH
7. 8 4m Michael Miller Ocean Springs, MS
8. 16 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC
9. 22 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC
10. 18 59 Johnny Petrozelle Lexington, NC
11. 6 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL
12. 4 0 Glenn Styres Ohsweken, ON, Canada
13. 5 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
14. 7 12 Nick Roberts Bloomingburg, OH
15. 19 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
16. 11 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL
17. 21 27 Stan Zanchin Fort Erie, ON, Canada
18. 10 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL
19. 9 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC
20. 17 24 Danny Sams III Englewood, FL
21. 13 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC
22. 20 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
23. 24 51 Jay Dunham Harlem, GA
24. 23 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA DNS

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Starks
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Snyder
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Murray
K&N Filters Pole Award: Starks
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th place) Moss
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Lorenc
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Brandon McLain (started 22nd and finished 9th)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Turpen
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: K. Roberts
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Miller
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Jake McLain
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Petrozelle

USCS PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS FRIDAY NIGHT PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

QUALIFYING:

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
1. 23s Trey Starks Puyallup, WA 14.748
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook Scotland, ON, Canada 14.911
3. 00 Dane Lorenc Lancaster, NY 15.008
4. 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 15.400
5. 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 15.415
6. 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 15.415
7. 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 15.561
8. 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 15.582
9. 0 Glenn Styres Ohsweken, ON, Canada 15.642
10. 21m Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 15.669
11. 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 15.765
12. 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 15.822
13. 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 15.867
14. 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 15.945
15. 22r Kevin Roberts Washington Court House, OH 15.953
16. 12 Nick Roberts Bloomingburg, OH 15.953
17. 4m Michael Miller Ocean Springs, MS 16.002
18. 24 Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 16.120
19. 59 Johnny Petrozelle Lexington, SC 16.210
20. 27 Stan Zanchin Fort Erie, ON, Canada 16.238
21. 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 16.465
22. 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 17.248
23. 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 18.368
24. 51 Jay Dunham Harlem, GA NT

HEAT RACE RESULTS:

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Starks; 2. B. McLain; 3. Moss; 4. Hunter; 5. N. Roberts; 6. Agin; 7. Petrozelle; 8. Larkin DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Snyder; 2. Gray; 3. Westbrook; 4. Miller; 5. Riggins; 6. J. McLain; 7. Ta. Witherspoon; 8. Zanchin.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Murray; 2. Lorenc; 3. Turpen; 4. Styres; 5. K. Roberts; 6. Sams; 7. Te. Witherspoon; 8. Dunham DNS.

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS SATURDAY NIGHT PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Pole Scramble – (12 Laps): 1. Starks; 2. Westbrook; 3. Moss; 4. Styres; 5. Gray; 6. Murray; 7. N. Roberts; 8. Miller; 9. Hunter; 10. Snyder; 11. Lorenc; 12. Turpen; 13. B. McLain-DNS.

STARKS SETS FAST TIME, WINS HEAT FOR USCS CHARLOTTE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

CHARLOTTE, NC – October 21, 2016 – Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA showed in Friday night preliminary action that he is the man to beat in Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters main event in the One Dirt.com Short Track World Championship Race at The Dirt Track At Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Starks set fast time with a lap around the 3/8-mile clay oval in 14.748 seconds, and then won the Engler Machine & Tool first eight-lap Heat Race. That earned Starks the pole position for the Pole Scramble Race that will be held on Saturday night prior to the main event to determine the first 12 starting spots for the Big Show.

Race fans in the Carolinas are very familiar with Starks and how he can be a force to be reckoned with. On October 1 of the 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters, Starks failed to report to the scales for the post-race weigh-in after winning his Heat Race at Cherokee Speedway in nearby Gaffney, SC.

That forced Starks to start 20th and last in the 30-lap main event. Starks passed them all in just 18 laps and then pulled away unchallenged for the win. Starks made a bold statement on lap one, as he went from 20th to 10th. Starks just kept moving forward through the field, as he was fifth by lap six, and fourth by lap 11, and third on lap 13.

The only thing that slowed him down was the caution flag that came out on lap 14. He took the lead four laps after the restart, and in the Cherokee Speedway Winner’s Circle, Starks said that was a tune-up race for Charlotte. Based on his Friday night performance at the One Dirt.com Short Track World Championship Race, it could be a long Saturday night for the competition.

Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, ON, Canada was the second quick qualifier, and will start on the outside of the front row for the Pole Scramble. Lane Loreno of Charlotte, NC was third quick in Qualifying and starts on the inside of row two of the Pole Scramble. Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC was fourth quick on Qualifying and starts fourth in the Pole Scramble.

Row three of the Pole Scramble will see the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN on the inside, and Scott Hunter of Concord, NC to her right on the outside. The USCS National point leader, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN is on the inside of row four and Glenn Styres of Oschwegen, ON, Canada is on the outside.

Teammates Gray and Turpen are battling for the USCS National Championship with just a few points separating them going into the One Dirt.com Short Track World Championship Race. Row five of the Pole Scramble will see Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC on the inside with Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL on the outside.

Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL starts on the inside of the sixth and final row of the Pole Scramble, and Michael Miller of Ocean Springs, MS will be on the outside. In other preliminary action, Snyder won the eight-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second Heat Race, and Murray won the Schoenfeld Headers third eight-lap Heat Race.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE ONE DIRT.COM SHORT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON 10/21/16:

QUALIFYING:

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN TIME
1. 23s Trey Starks Puyallup, WA 14.748
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook Scotland, ON, Canada 14.911
3. 00 Lane Loreno Charlotte, NC 15.008
4. 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 15.400
5. 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 15.415
6. 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 15.415
7. 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 15.561
8. 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 15.582
9. 0 Glenn Styres Oschwegen, ON, Canada 15.642
10. 21m Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 15.669
11. 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 15.765
12. 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 15.822
13. 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 15.867
14. 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 15.945
15. 22r Kevin Roberts Washington Court House, OH 15.953
16. 12 Nick Roberts Bloomingburg, OH 15.953
17. 4m Michael Miller Ocean Springs, MS 16.002
18. 24 Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 16.120
19. 59 Johnny Petrozelle Lexington, SC 16.210
20. 27 Stan Zanchin Fort Erie, ON, Canada 16.238
21. 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 16.465
22. 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 17.248
23. 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 18.368
24. 51 Jay Dunham Harlem, GA NT

HEAT RACE RESULTS:

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Starks; 2. B. McLain; 3. Moss; 4. Hunter; 5. N. Roberts; 6. Agin; 7. Petrozelle; 8. Larkin DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Snyder; 2. Gray; 3. Westbrook; 4. Miller; 5. Riggins; 6. J. McLain; 7. Ta. Witherspoon; 8. Zanchin.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Murray; 2. Lorenz; 3. Turpen; 4. Styres; 5. K. Roberts; 6. Sams; 7. Te. Witherspoon; 8. Dunham DNS.

SATURDAY NIGHT POLE SCRAMBLE LINE-UP:
23s Starks – 47x Westbrook
00 Loreno – 23m Moss
10m Turpen – 1x Hunter
10 Gray – 0 Styres
21m McLain – 116 Snyder
22 Murray – 4m Miller

 

 

CRAWLEY IS THE USCS KING OF THE HILL WITH SECOND CLAYHILL WIN OF 2016

ATWOOD, TN – October 15, 2016 – Tim Crawley of Benton, AR was crowned the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters “King of the Hill” on Saturday night with a trip to the www.RockAuto.com Victory Lane victory in the USCS 25-lap main event at Clayhill Motorsports. It was the second win for the 2012 USCS National Champion during the 2016 20th Anniversary season at the West Tennessee clay oval.

For the first half of the race, Crawley was settled into the third spot behind early race leader Dale Howard of Byhalia, MS and Derek Hagar of Marion, AR. Hagar dropped out of the race on lap 16, and Crawley camped out behind Howard on the high side of the race track until lap 22 when he dove for the bottom groove.

Crawley raced Howard side-by-side down the front straightaway and into turn one. Crawley was able to take the lead coming off the second turn on lap 23, and then led the final two tours around the track to take the win to go with his Clayhill Motorsports win in May during Speedweeks.

“At first, it was kind of a single file groove around the top, so while I was riding behind Derek and Dale, I kept checking out the middle to bottom grooves to see if there was anything down there to race on,” Crawley said. “After Derek dropped out, I pulled the wing back, dove for the middle, got under Dale and it worked out.”

Howard was able to hang on for the second spot and third went to the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN, who started eighth and earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR took the fourth spot, and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN was fifth.

Teammates Turpen and Gray continue their friendly, but hard fought battle for the 2016 USCS National Championship. Dustin Homan of Manquan, MO finished sixth and seventh went to Howard Moore of Memphis, TN. Brad Bowden of Hernando, MS took the eighth spot, and Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL was ninth. Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Skinner. In eight-lap Heat Race action, the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat was won by Howard Moore, and Dale Howard won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

After earning the K&N Filters Pole Award, Howard took the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Crawley, Hagar, Moore, and Gray. Hagar got by Crawley to take over the second spot on lap two, Gray passed Moore for the fourth spot on lap three. Skinner moved up to challenge Moore for the fifth spot on lap four, but Moore reclaimed the spot on lap five.

On lap 15, Hagar closed in on Howard to challenge for the lead, and pulled to the inside of the leader in turn four. Howard held on to the point through turns one and two on lap 16, but Hagar suddenly slowed off the pace going down the backstretch to bring out the only caution flag of the race.

Howard led Crawley, Gray, Moore, Skinner, Homan, and Turpen down for the restart, and several drivers got busy in the ten lap dash to the finish. Skinner passed Moore and Gray to move up to the third spot on lap 17.

Lap 18 saw Turpen passing Moore to move into the top five. Turpen wasn’t done yet, as she passed her teammate Gray for the fourth spot on lap 19, and then powered by Skinner for third on lap 21. While Crawley was putting his inside move on Howard to take the lead on lap 23, Skinner got back by Turpen to reclaim the third spot, only to see Turpen return the favor on the final lap.

The next event for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be the OneDirt.com World Short Track Championship Race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC on October 20-22.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

In USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint action, B.J. Gatewood of Caruthersville, MO took a wire-to-wire win in the 20-lap main event to collect the $1000 winner’s paycheck.. Kyle Carpenter of Baldwyn, MS took the second spot and Jim Young of Johnstown, PA finished third. Fourth-place went to Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS, and Bob Trapino of Alpharetta, GA was fifth.

Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA finished sixth and Conner Morrell of Bradenton, FL drove to a seventh-place finish. Matt McCullough of Snellville, GA took the eighth spot and Daryl Parvin of Corinth, MS was ninth. Tucker Boulton of Brighton, TN rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, Loyal won the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and the two six-lap Rock Auto.com Heat Races were won by Dusty Young of Little Rock, AR and Zaiontz.

Ashley Newman of Ripley, TN won the 25-lap K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series main event. Bart Richardson of Bradford, TN took the second spot and third went to Preston Seratt of Dyersburg, TN. Shane Akin of Medina, TN finished fourth and Greg Welch of Sardis, TN was fifth. Troy Dow of Mumford, TN took the sixth spot and Junior Lemmings of Jackson, TN was seventh.

Hunter Wilbanks of Lakeland, TN finished eighth and ninth went to David Esch of Gleasson, TN. Paul Reeder of Maulin, MO rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, the three eight-lap heat races were won by Hunt Gossum of Atwood, TN, Dow, and Richardson.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 4 88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR 2. 1 4 Dale Howard Byhalia, MS 3. 8 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 4. 5 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 5. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 6. 7 10p Dustin Homan Manquan, MO 7. 3 40 Howard Moore Memphis, TN 8. 10 59 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 9. 9 24 Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 10. 12 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 11. 11 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 12. 13 93 Jake Knight Georgetown, MS 13. 2 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 14. 14 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Skinner Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Moore Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Howard K&N Filters Pole Award: Howard JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th Place) Skinner K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Turpen (started 8th and finished 3rd) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Gray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Homan Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Moore DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Bowden DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Willingham

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Skinner; 2. Hagar; 3. Gray; 4. Turpen; 5. Willingham; 6. Sams.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Moore; 2. Crawley; 3. Skinner; 4. Sams; 5. Bowden; 6. Agin; 7. Knight.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Howard; 2. Hagar; 3. Gray; 4. Homan; 5. Turpen; 6. Willingham; 7. Bugg DNS.

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 88 B.J. Gatewood Caruthersville, MO 2. 2 13 Kyle Carpenter Baldwyn, MS 3. 5 8 Jim Young Johnstown, PA 4. 4 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 5. 7 98 Bob Trapino Alpharetta, GA 6. 3 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA 7. 9 28 Conner Morrell Bradenton, FL 8. 10 14 Matt McCullough Snellville, GA 9. 11 d14 Darl Parvin Corinth, MS 10. 12 74 Tucker Boulton Brighton, TN 11. 13 21b Mike Barton Castillion Springs, TN 12. 12 88g Abbie Gatewood Caruthersville, MO 13. 6 131 Dusty Young Little Rock, AR

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (5 Laps): 1. Loyal; 2. Morrell; 3. Zaiontz; 4. Trapino; 5. Barton; 6. McCullough.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint First Heat Race – (6 Laps): 1. D. Young; 2. Carpenter; 3. B. Gatewood; 4. Morrell; 5. Trapino; 6. Parvin; 7. Barton.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Second Heat Race – (6 Laps): 1. Zaiontz; 2. J. Young; 3. Loyal; 4. McCullough; 5. Boulton; 6. A. Gatewood.

K&N FILTERS USCS MODIFIED SERIES RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 5 29n Ashley Newman Ripley, TN 2. 8 18 Matt Cooper McKenzie, TN 3. 6 29 Preston Seratt Dyersburg, TN 4. 3 1 Bart Richardson Bradford, TN 5. 9 3 Greg Welch Sardis, TN 6. 2 21 Troy Dow Mumford, TN 7. 20 12 Junior Lemmings Jackson, TN 8. 22 10w Hunter Wilbanks Lakeland, TN 9. 10 17 David Esch Gleasson, TN 10. 7 97 Paul Reeder Maulin, MO 11. 14 5p Chanley Putterman Brooklyn, AR 12. 11 P3 Mike Powers Burlison, TN 13. 23 47 Tyler Newcom Jonesboro, AR 14. 25 98 Joe Walsh Fenton, MO -DNS 15. 13 47b Dave Jurist Monterey, TN 16. 17 74 Kevin Holman Essex, MO 17. 1 56 Hunt Gossum Atwood, TN 18. 16 44 Jim Gulley Jomesboro, AR 19. 19 47e Dave Edgecomb Monterey, TN 20. 12 9 Josh Greene Paragould, AR 21. 24 23 Jeff Elliott Mayfield, KY 22. 21 R1 Justin Rottenberry Memphis, TN 23. 15 6 Landon Mellke Harrisburg, AR 24. 4 1a Shane Akin Medina, TN 25. 24 99 Justin Roberts Paragould, AR - DNS 26. 26 D97 Daryl Hay Doniphin, MO - DNS

K&N FILTERS USCS MODIFIED SERIES PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

First Heat Race – (8 Laps): 1. Gossum; 2. Akin; 3. Reeder; 4. Esch; 5. Edgecomb; 6. Gulley; 7. Hay; 8. Jurist; 9. Newcomb.

Second Heat Race – (8 Laps): 1. Dow; 2. Newman; 3. Cooper; 4. Powers; 5. Purtleman; 6. Holman; 7. Newcom; 8. Wilbanks; 9. Rotenberry.

Third Heat Race – (8Laps): 1. Richardson; 2. Seratt; 3. Welch; 4. Greene; 5. Mellke; 6. Roberts; 7. Lemmings; 8. Walsh.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N invades ONEDIRT.com World Short Track Championship “Smorgasbord of Speed” at the Dirt Track at Charlotte on October 20th-22nd.

Atlanta, GA - October 12, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invades the Dirt Track at Charlotte on October 20th-22nd as the sanctioning body of the inaugural ONEDIRT.com World Short Track Championship 360 winged sprint car division, The World Short Track Championship event is a literal a "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring three full nights of high speed action at one of the Nation’s top dirt track racing facilities. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of late season speed contests with racing in nine of North America’s most popular racing divisions including the USCS winged sprint cars who are expected to turn the fastest laps of any division to touch the 4/10s mile racing surface during the weekend of speed contests.

The event for the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars consists of a Thursday night test and tune practice session plus two-nights of competition that include Friday night’s time trial qualifying during hot laps followed by heat races. After the heat races Friday night’s top eight to ten cars (determined by car count) will then compete in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble to determine their final starting positions.in the $3000 to win Championship A-Main on Saturday night.

Saturday night’s USCS sprint car format will see those cars not locked into the A-Main have a last chance via one or more B-Mains to set the final line-up for the charge to victory lane in the prestigious inaugural 30-lap World Short Track Championship final for the 360 sprint car division.

Drivers from 7 states and Canada are already pre-entered for the initial 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to the Dirt Track at Charlotte. including a number of defending and former track and series Champions The event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National championship points. Additionally, the event will award USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series as well.

The 360 sprint car division at the Dirt Track at Charlotte during the ONEDIRT.com World Short Track Championships will utilize the United Sprint Car Series technical and procedure rules. The tire rule is that a competitor must have the Hoosier 105x16x15 MEDIUM Spec sprint car tire on the right rear and any Hoosier sprint car tire on the other three corners. For info on the United Sprint Car Series and the USCS sprint car rules can be found at www.uscsracing.com If you still have questions please call Pete Walton at 770-865-6097.

For event information and to mail a pre-entry to World Racing Group, the event promoters please visit this link to entry blanks, etc. http://www.dirtcarump.com/world-short-track-championship/ The Dirt Track at Charlotte is located just across the street from Charlotte Motor Speedway at 5555 Concord Pkwy S Concord, North Carolina.

Participating OneDirt.com World Short Track Championships 2016 Divisions: • DIRTcar/SECA Pro Late Model: Full-bodied late model with Chevrolet Performance 604 engine; • DIRTcar UMP Modified: Open-wheel modified as raced in all of North America; • DIRTcar Sportsman Modified: Northeast open-wheel modified with center steer northeast modified body style with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine; • DIRTcar/SECA Pro Modified: Open-wheel Modified with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine; • USCS 360 Sprint Car: Winged sprint car with 700+ Horsepower 360 cubic inch engine; • DIRTcar Pro-Sprint: Winged sprint car with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine; • SECA Crate Sportsman: Full-bodied American stock car with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine; • MMSA Mini-Stock: Monster Mini Stock Association 4-cylinder stock car; • FWD/Hornet: Front-wheel drive sports compact modified for dirt track racing.

 

 

HAGAR TAKES SEVENTH USCS 2016 WIN IN CAUTION FREE RACE AT TALLADEGA

EASTABOGA, AL - October 8, 2016 – Derek Hagar of Marion, AR took his seventh win of the 2016 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track. Hagar battled side-by-side with Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR early in the caution-free 30 lap race, but he took the lead for good on lap six, and drove to the checkered flag unchallenged.

“We almost didn’t have enough gear in the car, as it was bogging down a little bit in the middle of the corners while I was racing Skinner for the lead,” Hagar said. “But once I got out front, I could search around and find the rubber. We were good in clean air and put 30 solid laps together to get the win.”

Skinner finished second and the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN took the third spot. USCS National point leader and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN was fourth, and fifth-place went to Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS. Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC finished sixth and Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC took the seventh spot. Gray now has a scant eight-point lead over his teammate Turpen in the USCS National point standings.

Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA came home in the eighth spot, and current USC Outlaw Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year points leader Danny Sams Jr. of Englewood, FL was ninth. Lee Moore of Tuscaloosa, AL rounded out the top ten. Turpen, Sams and Jake Knight of Georgetown, MS, who was making his first run in a winged outlaw sprint car, shared the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

In preliminary action, because it was a duel region points event two Hoosier Tire Speed Dashes were contested. the six-lap USCS Mid-South Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Derek Hagar, and the six-lap USCS Southern Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Terry Gray. In eight-lap Heat Race action, the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat was won by Skinner, and Hagar won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

Hagar also earned the K&N Filters Pole Award, but it was Skinner taking the lead at the start of the 30-lap main event followed by Hagar, Willingham, Turpen and Gray. Hager stayed right with Skinner in the opening laps and raced the veteran side-by-side for the first three laps of the race.

On lap four, Hagar just edged Skinner at the line to lead that lap, and on lap five, it was Skinner on the outside with the momentum off turn four to lead that tour by a half car-length. Hagar took the lead for good on lap six, and began to open up a lead on Skinner. The only thing that could slow Hagar down was lapped traffic, but it wasn’t enough for Skinner to make a challenge for the lead.

The USCS portion of the event was dedicated to Brian Ogle of Sylacauga, AL. Brian Ogle is a high school student who was severely beaten nearly to death in an brutal attack by a gang of thugs after his high school’s homecoming football game on September 30, 2016, Ogle was attacked after posting on social media supporting Law Enforcement. Over $1200 was raised at Talladega Short Track on Saturday night from many small donation supporters to help Brian and his Family with his recovery. He still remained hospitalized at the time of the event after one week.

The in next race for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be during the October 14th and 15th USCS King Of The Hill event at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, TN. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars compete during the Saturday night Finals portion of the track’s season 2016 final event.

In RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car mini sprint action, two-time series Champion Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS took a wire-to-wire win in the 20-lap main event. Bob Trapino of Alpharetta, GA took the runner-up spot and Matt McCullough of Snellville, GA finished in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Fourth-place went to Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA, and Kyle Amerson of Montgomery, AL was fifth.

Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA finished sixth after starting tenth. Jaxon Bishop of Troy, AL drove to a seventh-place finish. Aubrey Black II of Lookout Mountain, GA took the eighth spot and Conner Morrell of Bradenton, FL was ninth. Mike Barton of Castillion Springs, TN rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, McCullough won the four-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and the two six-lap Rock Auto.com Heat Races were won by Morrell and Bishop.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and www.rockauto.com USCS Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 9 Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 2 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 3. 6 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 4. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 5. 4 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 6. 5 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 7. 8 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 8. 9 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 9. 12 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 10. 7 1a Lee Moore Tuscaloosa, AL 11. 10 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 12. 11 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 13. 16 93 Jake Knight Georgetown, MS 14. 14 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 15. 15 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 16. 13 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Midsouth Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Hagar Southern Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Skinner Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd Place) Turpen K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Turpen (started 6th and finished 3rd) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Willingham Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Riggins Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Moss DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Thomas DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Moore

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Midsouth Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Skinner; 3. Gray; 4. Turpen; 5. Willingham; 6. Bugg.

Southern Region Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Turpen; 3. B. McLain; 4. Willingham; 5. Sams; 6. J. McLain.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Skinner; 2. Gray; 3. Willingham; 4. Terrell; 5. Thomas; 6. B. McLain; 7. Bugg; 8. J. McLain.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Riggins; 3. Turpen; 4. Moss; 5. Moore; 6. Sams; 7. Knight; 8. Larkin.

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 15 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 4 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS 2. 1 98 Bob Trapino Alpharetta, GA 3. 2 14 Matt McCullough Snellville, GA 4. 3 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA 5. 8 29 Kyle Amerson Montgomery, AL 6. 10 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 7. 5 2j Jaxon Bishop Troy, AL 8. 7 0 Aubrey Black II Lookout Mountain, GA 9. 6 28 Conner Morrell Bradenton, FL 10. 9 21b Mike Barton Castillion Springs, TN

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (4 Laps): 1. McCullough; 2. Loyal; 3. Taylor; 4. Morrell.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint First Heat Race – (6 Laps): 1. Morrell; 2. Loyal; 3. McCullough; 4. Black; 5. Barton.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Second Heat Race – (6 Laps): 1. Bishop; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Trapino; 4. Amerson; 5. Taylor.

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: McCullough Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morrell Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Bishop K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Taylor (started 10th and finished 6) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Amerson Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Taylor Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Jaxson DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Black II DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Barton

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars and Super Late Models headline Talladega Short Track’s “Shootout at the Short Track” Speed Spectacular on SATURDAY, October 8th (7:30pm)

Atlanta, GA – October 3, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Talladega Short Track for the USCS “Shootout at the Short Track” SPECIAL EVENT on Saturday, October 8th. The event for the USCS drivers serves as Round #41 of the 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. The action packed racing card is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring plenty of high speed action at one of the South's most popular racing venues as drivers in seven divisions will be seeking a visit to the historic speedway’s victory lane.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters drivers from at least seven states are expected for the final appearance of the USCS sanctioned sprint cars at Talladega Short Track this season. The United Sprint Car Series, now in its nineteenth season, contested its first ever event at Talladega Short Track on April 25, 1997. The winner of that event was 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who was the 2014 series Champion as well. Gray tops the entry list for Saturday’s event. Gray is currently leading in the National point standings ahead of his team-mate, female sprint car star, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is just eight scant points back in second place. Turpen was the 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion.

Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in seven divisions. The event includes over 100 laps of Championship main events with drivers competing for approximately $20,000 in prize money. Racing action kicks off on Saturday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in all divisions including the 120 plus mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars.

The second USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for Saturday’s event. Those entries include two-time USCS 600 mini sprint Champion Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who has been a multi-time Talladega Short Track winner.Other entries include current series points leader and defending Champion, Remeno Loyal from Georgia.

The three fastest divisions on the TST weekly racing program, the Super Late Models, Sportsman (Limited Late Models), Nesmith Dirt Late Models, plus the Thunder Cars and Rite-way Auto Sales Hot Shots are all five scheduled for a full program in each division in addition to the two United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) winged sprint car divisions for a jam-packed racing card.

Admission pricing for Saturday’s event is as follows: Adult grandstand $20. Children 6 to 11 years in the grandstands are $5. Children 5 years old and younger in the grandstands are FREE. Talladega Short Track is located almost directly across the road from Talladega Super Speedway at 4343 Speedway Boulevard in Eastaboga, Alabama. For more info and for directions to Talladega Short Track please visit www.TalldegaShortTrack.com or call 256-831-1413.

For rules, schedules and additional info on the United Sprint Car Series or www.rockauto.com and/or USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

STARKS PASSES THEM ALL FOR LAST TO FIRST USCS CHEROKEE SPEEDWAY WIN

GAFFNEY, SC - October 1, 2016 – Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA made a statement Saturday night in the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters race at Cherokee Speedway by coming from the 20th and last starting spot to take the lead on lap 18 of the 30 lap race. He then charged the final 12 laps to park his Jeff McCall owned #23 in the www.Rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after his second straight USCS win. The victory was the 20-year driver’s career fifth USCS feature win.

Starks was the apparent winner of the Engler Machine and Tool First ten-lap Heat Race, but he failed to report to the scales for the post-race weigh in, and he was disqualified. That put him on the tail of the 20-car starting line-up for the 30-lap main event. That’s a long way to go, and a short time to get there!

“This team is awesome because they never gave up,” Starks said. “I just tried to keep moving forward, keep my head down and pass as many cars as I could. I really love coming down here to race with these guys. I really love the tracks down here because we just have little quarter-mile bull rings in Washington state.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH finished in second place after a late race battle for that spot with 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, took the third spot. The defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fourth and Troy Betts of Newark, DE finished fifth.

Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL drove home to the sixth spot, and seventh went to Tony Agin of Naples, FL. Mitch Brown of Brantford, ON Canada was eighth, with the McLain boys of Indian Trail, NC rounding out the top ten with 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain taking the ninth spot, and his brother Jake McLain in tenth place.

In preliminary action, Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC won the six-lap USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and the six-lap Mystery Dash was won by the “Ripley Rooster” Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS. The winners of the two ten-lap Heat Races were Tony Agin of Naples, FL in the Brown in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

Lance Moss took the lead at the start of the 30-lap main event after winning the K&N Filters Pole Award. Following Moss to complete lap one were Riggins, Gray, Smith, and Agin. Starks made a bold statement in the opening tour of Cherokee Speedway, as he went from 20th to 10th. Turpen joined the top five on lap four, and Starks moved up to seventh.

Starks just kept moving forward through the field, as he was fifth by lap six, and fourth by lap 11. Lap 13 saw Starks pass Smith for the third spot. The only thing that slowed him down was the caution flag that came out on lap 13 when Tim Perry of Mooresville, NC stalled on the race track. Riggins gave up the second spot on lap 14 when he slowed on the race track with mechanical issues.

The restart had Moss leading Starks, Smith, Gray, Turpen, Agin, Witherspoon, Betts, Brandon McLain, and Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA in tow behind him. When the field went back to green flag action, Starks found his hardest car to pass of the night in the leader Moss. The caution flag came out on lap 18 when Greg Smyre of Hickory, NC stalled on the front straightaway.

During the caution period, Moss suddenly turned down pit road and retired his race car for the evening. That put Starks in the lead as he looked for his second straight win in as many nights. Starks had no challengers in the 12 remaining laps and he put the exclamation point on a successful weekend with the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters.

The next stop for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be on October 8 at “The Hornet’s Nest,” Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.

In USCS RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint action, Dirk Miller of Tampa, FL took the win, leading all 20 laps of the main event. He previous night’s winner at Carolina Speedway, Jim Young of Johnstown, PA finished second after starting sixth in the main event. David Hall of Tampa, FL took the K&N Filters Podium Award third spot. Matt McCullough of Atlanta, GA was fourth. Jordan Howell of Columbia, MO. Was fifth.

Matt Carr of Fayetteville, NC finished sixth, and seventh went to defending series Champion Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA. Conner Morrell of Bradenton, FL was eighth, and Tim Nye of Charlotte, NC took the ninth spot. John Kahl of Ocala, FL rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, Matt Carr won the five-lap USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Jim Young won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat for the mini sprints and Eddie Moss of Jacksonville, FL won the www.RockAuto.com Second Heat. Jim Yong was the top passing points earner, but, when a six came up in the K&N Filters Pole Award dice roll, Dirk Miller was awarded the pole position.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, or the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 20 23s Trey Starks Puyallup, WA
2. 4 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH
3. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
4. 7 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
5. 8 22b Troy Betts Newark, DE
6. 6 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
7. 5 38 Tony Agin Naples, FL
8. 13 10b Mitch Brown Brantford, ON, Canada
9. 9 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC
10. 10 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC
11. 12 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA
12. 15 22m Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL
13. 14 36 Tim Perry Mooresville, NC
14. 18 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL
15. 11 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA
16. 17 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
17. 19 21k Greg Smyre Hickory, NC
18. 1 23m Lance Moss Cherryville, NC
19. 2 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC
20. 16 4m Jimmy Mabe Fayetteville, NC

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Moss
Mystery Dash: Willingham
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Agin
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Riggins
K&N Filters Pole Award: Moss
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd Place) Smith
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Gray
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Starks (started 20th and finished 1st)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Betts
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Witherspoon
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Agin
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Brown
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: J. McLain

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Starks; 3. Turpen; 4. Riggins; 5. Gray; 6. Brown.

Mystery Dash – (6Laps): 1. Willingham; 2. Murray; 3. Smyre; 4. Agin; 5. Larkin; 6. Mabe.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Agin; 2. Witherspoon; 3. Turpen; 4. Smith; 5. Thomas; 6. Brown; 7. Murray; 8. Willingham; 9. Sams; 10. Starks DQ.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Moss; 3. Gray; 4. J. McLain; 5. Betts; 6. B. McLain; 7. Perry; 8. Larkin; 9. Mabe; 10. Smyre.


www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 1 68 Dirk Miller Tampa, FL
2. 6 8 Jim Young Johnstown, PA
3. 2 67 David Hall Tampa, FL
4. 5 14 Matt McCullough Atlanta, GA
5. 7 3j Jordan Howell Columbia, MO
6. 10 93 Matt Carr Fayetteville, NC
7. 3 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA
8. 12 28 Conner Morrell Bradenton, FL
9. 8 42 Tim Nye Charlotte, NC
10. 9 13 John Kahl Ocala, FL
11. 4 66 Eddie Moss Jacksonville, FL
12. 11 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
13. 13 7c Ron Caldwell Spartanburg, SC

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (5 Laps): 1. Carr; 2. Miller; 3. Young; 4. McCullough; 5. Morrell; 6. Hall.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint First Heat Race – (8 Laps): 1. Young; 2. Loyal; 3. Tim Nye; 4. Hall; 5. Kahl; 6. Taylor; 7. Caldwell.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Second Heat Race – (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. McCullough; 3. Howell; 4. Miller; 5. Carr; 6. Morrell.

 

 

TREY STARKS DOMINATES TO GET CAROLINA SPEEDWAY REVENGE WITH USCS VICTORY

GASTONIA, NC – September 30, 2016 - Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA put on a dominating performance on Friday night at Carolina Speedway in Jeff McCall’s #23 J&J Auto Racing sprint car to take his second United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the season. The third time was a charm for Starks, as he came so close to victory in his first two races at Carolina Speedway. When Starks parked in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane to accept the $2000 winner check it ran his career USCS win total to four in just seven tries.

Friday night’s performance was so dominant, Starks lapped all but the top five cars in the 24-car field, and he was never challenged, leading all 30 laps of the main event on the USCS 20th Anniversary Tour after charging to the point on the first lap from his sixth starting spot.

“It’s awesome to be able to come back here and get a win like this,” Starks said. “Last year, we ran second, and we blew an engine with four laps to go in April. This one is also special because my Grandpa is with us, and tonight is his 72nd birthday, so this is his present from me tonight.”

Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC finished second and third went to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH who won the April USCS event at the track. The defending USCS National Champion and current point leader Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN took the fourth spot and Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC was fifth and the last car on the lead lap.

K&N Filters Pole Award Winner Mitch Brown of Brantford, ON Canada finished sixth and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN started 15th and finished seventh to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC took the eighth spot and Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL came home in ninth. Tim Perry of Mooresville, NC rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Tony Agin of Naples, FL won both the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and the six-lap Mystery Dash. The winners of the three eight-lap Heat Races were Brown in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat and Moss in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Starks shot into the lead at the drop of the green flag to start the 30-lap main event with a bold move from his sixth starting spot. He set a pace so fast; he was lapping the cars on the tail of the lead lap by the fourth tour.

One of those early lapped cars, Brad Wickham of Rutherfordton, NC caught a rut and flipped in turn one on lap five and collected fourth-place Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC. That brought out the red flag. Both drivers were O.K., but their race cars were done for the evening. Starks led Moss, Brown, Smith, Thomas, Riggins, McLain, Turpen, Perry and Gray back to the green flag.

Starks picked it up where he left off and pulled away from Moss. By the halfway point, Moss had lost contact with Starks, who plowed his way around and through lapped traffic. Smith passed Brown for the third spot on lap 18, and Turpen got by Brown for fourth on lap 20. Riggins got by Brown on lap 22 to move into the top five.

The only thing that could slow Starks down was the second and final caution flag of the race on lap 23 when Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL stalled on the backstretch. Now, with only five cars on the lead lap, it was Starks, Moss, Smith, Turpen, and Riggins, who was almost lapped before the yellow flag came out, left to settle the deal in the seven lap dash to the finish.

The green light blinked on, and Starks said, “See Ya!” Starks breezed home for his second USCS win of the season to go with his first win in April at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be in action on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

In www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint action on Friday night at Carolina Speedway, Jim Young of Johnstown, PA scored a wire-to-wire win in the 20-lap main event. Matt Carr of Fayetteville, NC finished second and third went to current Rookie of the ear points leader Connor Morrell of Bradenton, FL. Tampa, FL drivers David Hall and Dirk Miller finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Matt McCullough of Atlanta, GA took the sixth spot and defending series Champion, Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA was seventh. Tim Nye of Charlotte, NC finished eighth, and John Kahl of Ocala, FL came home in the ninth spot. Eddie Moss of Jacksonville, FL rounded out the top ten. In preliminary action, the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Loyal and the eight-lap RockAuto.com Heat Race was won by Hall.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 6 23s Trey Starks Puyallup, WA 2. 3 23m Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 3. 9 4s Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 4. 10 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 5. 5 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 6. 1 10b Mitch Brown Brantford, ON, Canada 7. 15 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 8. 4 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 9. 11 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 10. 7 36 Tim Perry Mooresville, NC 11. 12 22b Troy Betts Mechanicsburg, PA 12. 16 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 13. 2 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 14. 20 38 Tony Agin Naples, FL 15. 13 21k Greg Smyre Hickory, NC 16. 18 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 17. 17 22m Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 18. 21 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 19. 19 4m Jimmy Mabe Fayetteville, NC 20. 8 29 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC 21. 14 6t Brad Wickham Rutherfordton, NC 22. 22 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 23. 23 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL DNS 24. 24 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS DNS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: TonyAgin Mystery Dash: Tony Agin Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mitch Brown Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Brian Thomas Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Lance Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: Mitch Brown JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st Place) Trey Starks K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Danny Smith Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Terry Gray (started 15th and finished 7th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Eric Riggins Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Mitch Brown Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Terry Gray DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Tim Perry

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (6 Laps): 1. Agin; 2. Gray; 3. Turpen; 4. J. McLain; 5. Murray; 6. Sams.

Mystery Dash – (6Laps): 1. Agin; 2. Murray; 3. Larkin; 4. Jake McLain; 5. Witherspoon; 6. Auld DNS.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Brown; 2. Perry; 3. Bridges; 4. Smyre; 5. Betts; 6. Gray; 7. Agin; 8. Willingham.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Thomas; 2. Brandon McLain; 3. Riggins; 4. Smith; 5. Murray; 6. Larkin; 7. Auld DNS; 8. Bugg DNS.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Starks; 3. Witherspoon; 4. Turpen; 5. Wickham; 6. J. McLain; 7. Mabe; 8. Sams.

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 SPRINT CAR SERIES (WINGED MINI SPRINT) RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 8 Jim Young Johnstown, PA 2. 3 93 Matt Carr Fayetteville, NC 3. 1 28 Conner Morrell Bradenton, FL 4. 4 67 David Hall Tampa, FL 5. 5 68 Dirk Miller Tampa, FL 6. 8 14 Matt McCullough Atlanta, GA 7. 7 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA 8. 6 42 Tim Nye Charlotte, NC 9. 9 13 John Kahl Ocala, FL 10. 10 66 Eddie Moss Jacksonville, FL DNS

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 SPRINT CAR SERIES (WINGED MINI SPRINT) PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – (5 Laps): 1. Loyal; 2. Miller; 3. Hall; 4. Kahl; 5. Carr; 6. Morrell.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat Race – (8 Laps): 1. Hall; 2. Carr; 3. Young; 4. Morrell; 5. Miller; 6. Nye; 7. Loyal; 8. McCullough; 9. Kahl; 10. Moss-DNS.

 

 

USCS RACING WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM REMINDER**

Join USCS on Tuesday night (9/20) at 8pm EDT / 7pm CDT for the September 20th edition of the @USCSRacing Weekly Show.

We'll put a final recap on the outstanding racing excitement over the weekend at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

....plus we'll chat with the weekend sweeper of the #FLStateChampionship #24 Danny Martin Jr., the driver of the #33 Joe Larkin on his biggest moment ever with the USCS dominating the Mystery Money Dash...and finally #77 Robbie Smith winner of the FMSA vs. www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprint final too.

TUNE IN at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/s8y9ewbxndj or on www.uscsracing.com!!

 

 

DANNY MARTIN IS TWO FOR TWO IN BUBBA RACEWAY PARK USCS WEEKEND ACTION

OCALA, FL – September 17, 2016 - Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL swept the weekend at Bubba Raceway Park by winning the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters Florida Sprint Car State Championship 30-lap final on Saturday night. He collected a $2000 paycheck for his efforts in the main event. It was Martin’s fifth trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane of the 2016 season.

For the second straight night, Martin’s main competitor was 14-year-old Tyler Clem of St. Petersburg, FL. Martin opened the evening by winning the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash with Clem taking second. In heat race action, Clem took the victory over Martin in the Engler Machine and Tool First eight-lap First Heat Race. In the main event, it was the veteran Martin over the teenager Clem, who finished second

Teenagers racing in the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour is nothing new, as Martin began his Sprint Car racing career with USCS in 2002 at the age of 16 and was a regular competitor with USCS or many years. Martin was a part of a group of teenagers racing with USCS during that time called “The USCS Young Guns.”

That elite group of teenage drivers included Martin and second-generation drivers R.J. Johnson of Tampa, FL, Bryn Gohn of Malabar, FL, Tom Winegardner Jr. of Pierson, FL, Kevin Swindell of Bartlett, TN, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of Olive Branch, MS. As it has for these drivers, being a teenager racing with USCS can lead to big things.

Johnson is now a race car chassis fabricator in Knoxville, IA, Gohn still competes weekly in Central Pennsylvania. Sadly, Winegardner recently passed away. Swindell became one of the top open-wheel drivers in the country before suffering serious injuries in a crash in Knoxville, IA that he is still recovering from.

Stenhouse is the most successful USCS Young Gun graduate. Today, Stenhouse competes in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition driving a Roush Racing Ford after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship for Roush, and has a girlfriend named Danica Patrick.

Following Martin and Clem under the checkered flag on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park was the current point leader and defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN. Turpen also started out a few years ago as a teenager, who has since graduated from college with a degree in education, and is now a teacher looking for her Master’s Degree.

Obviously, there is also no Glass Ceiling in the Untied Sprint Car Series with Turpen’s success. Turpen has proven year after year that she is the real deal – a female sprint car driver that can not only run up front in the race – she can win them!

Another pair of talented teenagers followed Turpen. Seventeen-year-old Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL who was the 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, finished fourth, and fifth-place went to this seasons current Rookie point leader, fourteen year-old Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL. The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN was sixth and Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL took the seventh spot. Johnny Petrozelle of Denton, NC finished eighth and Tanner Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL was ninth. Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC rounded out the top ten.

Morgan Turpen won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second eight-lap Heat Race, and Nick Snyder took the $100 K&N Filters Pole Award. Martin started his trip to the winner’s circle from the fourth starting spot, and shared the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award with Gray, who started ninth and finished sixth, and Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA, who started 15th and finished 12th.

One of the highlights of the evening involved Larkin, who won the Mystery Sponsor Dash, as an anonymous donor put up $100 to the winner of the race. You would have thought Larkin just won the Indianapolis 500!

“I just do this for fun, and when I started racing with USCS, I knew I would never lead a single lap,” Larkin said. “This is just unbelievable and I wish I knew who put up the money because I really want to thank them for this!”

Dreams can come true racing with the USCS whether you’re a young teenager, a seasoned veteran, a young lady, or a guy racing just for fun with no expectations of running up front. It all can happen with USCS.

The next two events for the 2016 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder 20th Anniversary Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be on Friday night September 30 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC, and on Saturday night, October 1 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

In RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprint vs. Florida Mini Sprint Action series action on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park, Robbie Smith of Ocala, FL topped a tough 20-car field to take the win. Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA finished second and third-place went to Tony Senquefield of Orange Springs, FL. Robbie Hoffman of Tampa, FL took the fourth spot, and David Hall of Tampa, FL was fifth.

Russ Heider of Ocala, FL finished sixth and Dirk Miller of Tampa, FL came home in the seventh spot. Zach Gorski of Ocala, FL was eighth and ninth went to Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA. John Kahl of Orange Springs, FL rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action for the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints, the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash was won by Smith, and the three six-lap heat races were won by John Craddock of Orlando, FL, Miller, and Kenny Brewer of St. Petersburg, FL.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 Laps:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 4 24 Danny Martin Jr. Sarasota, FL 2. 3 14 Tyler Clem St. Petersburg, FL 3. 2 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 4. 1 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 5. 5 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 6. 9 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 7. 8 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 8. 6 59 John Petrozelle Dentah, NC 9. 11 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 10. 10 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 11. 7 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 12. 15 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 13. 12 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 14. 13 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 15. 14 20 Frank Carlsson Orlando, FL

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Martin Mystery Sponsor Dash: Larkin Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Clem Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: Snyder JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (5th- place) Sams K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Martin (started 4th and finished 1st), Gray (started 9th and finished 6th); Larkin (started 15th and finished 12th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Sams Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Gray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Murray DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Petrozelle DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: McLain

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Martin; 2. Clem; 3. Snyder; 4. Turpen; 5. Gray; 6. Murray.

Mystery Sponsor Dash (6 Laps): 1. Larkin; 2. Tanner Witherspoon; 3. McLain; 4. Sams; 5. Agin; 6. Auld.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Clem; 2. Martin; 3. Agin; 4. Gray; 5. Murray; 6. Terry Witherspoon; 7. Auld; 8. Larkin

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Sams; 3. Snyder; 4. Petrozelle; 5. McLain; 6. Tanner Witherspoon; 7. Carlsson.

FMSA vs. www.rockauto.com 600 Sprint Car Series MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 5 77 Robbie Smith Ocala, FL 2. 7 07t Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 3. 1 00 Tony Senquefield Orange Springs, FL 4. 17 66 Robbie Hoffman Tampa, FL 5. 6 67 David Hall Tampa, FL 6. 10 86 Russ Heider Ocala, FL 7. 2 68 Dirk Miller Tampa, FL 8. 20 07 Zach Gorski Ocala, FL 9. 11 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA 10. 19 13 John Kahl Orange Springs, FL 11. 12 23 Rae Lynn Moss Ocala, FL 12. 13 98 Bob Trapino Alpharetta, GA 13. 15 36 Tommy Cox Ocala, FL 14. 14 93 Matt Carr Ocala, FL 15. 9 28 Connor Morrell Bradenton, FL 16. 16 61 Ricky Cox Ocala, FL 17. 18 27 Lee Gower Dade City, FL 18. 8 24 Ken Penza Ocala, FL 19. 3 71 John Craddock Orlando, FL 20. 4 45 Kenny Brewer St. Petersburg, FL

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – 5 Laps: 1. Smith; 2. Loyal; 3. Hall; 4. Senquefield.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 1 – (6 Laps): 1. Craddock; 2. Senquefield; 3. Carr; 4. Hall; 5. Heider; 6. T. Cox; 7. R. Cox; 8. Hoffman.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 2 – (6 Laps): 1. Miller; 2. Gorki; 3. Taylor; 4. Kahl; 5. Trapino; 6. Gainer.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 3 – (6 Laps): 1. Brewer; 2. Smith; 3. Penza; 4. Morrell; 5. Loyal; 6. Moss.

 

 

DANNY MARTIN CHARGES TO BUBBA RACEWAY PARK USCS WIN IN CAUTION-FREE RACE.

OCALA, FL – September 16, 2016 - Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL took the lead on lap nine and never looked back to win the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters 20-lap prelim main event on Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park. In the first of two nights for the Florida State Championship Races on the egg-shaped 3/8-mile clay oval, all of the USCS events went caution-free. It was Martin’s fourth stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this season.

Martin started on the outside of row one for the start of the race, and fell back to the third spot. Martin went to work on lap eight when he passed early race leader 14-year-old Tyler Clem of St. Petersburg, FL for the second spot, and then got around veteran racer Johnny Gilbertson of Dover, FL for the lead on lap nine.

Gilbertson led laps four through eight and finished second, while Clem finished in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place after leading the first three laps of the race. Clem also earned the K&N Filters Pole Award. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL took the fourth spot, and Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL was fifth. Point leader and defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN finished sixth.

The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN captured the seventh spot, Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL finished eighth. Johnny Petrozelle of Dentah, NC took the ninth spot, and current USCS Rookie point leader, 14-year-old Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL rounded out the top ten drivers. Tony Agin of Fort Myers, FL started 15th and finished 11th to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

In preliminary action, Terry Gray won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. The winners in the two eight lap heat races were Tyler Clem in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Gilbertson in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

In the Florida Mini Sprint Action (FMSA) series vs. the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint showdown, John Craddock of Orlando, FL took a wire-to-wire win in the 20-lap feature race. Robbie Smith of Ocala, FL finished second and Russ Heider of Ocala, FL was third. The 2015 USCS mini sprint Champion, Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA took the fourth spot and Kenny Brewer of St. Petersburg, FL finished fifth.

The sixth spot went to Tony Senquefield of Orange Spring, FL and David Hall of Tampa, FL finished seventh. John Kahl of Orange Springs, FL was eighth, Ken Penza of Ocala, FL took the ninth spot, and Bob Trapino of Alpharetta, GA rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action for the FMSA vs. USCS Mini Sprints, Robbie Smith won the five-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and the two eight-lap heat races were won by Connor Morrell of Bradenton, FL and Heider.

Night two of the Florida Championship Races at Bubba Raceway Park will be on Saturday night for the United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters, and the FMSA vs the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Mini Sprint Challenge.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA, FL ON 9/16/16:

USS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters FEATURE RACE – 20 Laps:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 24jr Danny Martin Jr. Sarasota, FL 2. 4 22g Johnny Gilbertson Dover, FL 3, 1 14 Tyler Clem St. Petersburg, FL 4. 3 116 N ick Snyder Marco Island, FL 5. 6 22m Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 6. 8 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 7. 9 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 8. 5 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 9. 7 59 Johnny Petrozelle Dentah, NC 10. 10 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 11. 15 38 Tony Agin Fort Myers, FL 12. 14 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 13. 12 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 14. 16 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 15. 13 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 16. 11 20 Frank Carlsson Orlando, FL DNS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Clem Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gilbertson K&N Filters Pole Award: Clem JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th- place) Snyder K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Clem Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Agin (started 15th and finished 11th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Murray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Gray DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Terry Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Sams

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Sams 3. Turpen; 4. Snyder; 5. McLain; 6. Larkin.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Clem; 2. Martin; 3. Turpen; 4. Terry Witherspoon; 5. Gray; 6. McLain; 7. Tanner Witherspoon; 8. Agin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Gilbertson; 2. Snyder; 3. Murray; 4. Petrozelle; 5. Sams; 6. Carlsson; 7. Larkin; 8. Auld.

FMSA vs. www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 71 John Craddock Orlando, FL 2. 6 77 Robbie Smith Ocala, FL 3. 2 86 Russ Heider Ocala, FL 4. 4 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA 5. 3 45 Kenny Brewer St. Petersburg, FL 6. 8 00 Tony Senquefield Orange Springs, FL 7. 7 67 David Hall Tampa, FL 8. 11 13 John Kahl Orange Springs, FL 9. 14 24 Ken Penza Ocala, FL 10. 10 98 Bob Trapino Alpharetta, GA 11. 13 38 Mike Brewer Leesburg, FL 12. 9 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 13. 12 27 Lee Gower Dade City, FL 14. 5 28 Connor Morrell Bradenton, FL 15. 15 14 Scott Barberis Ocala, FL DNS

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Hoosier Tire Speed Dash – 5 Laps: 1. Smith; 2. Brewer; 3. Hall; 4. Morrell; 5. Loyal; 6. Trapino.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 1 – (8 Laps): 1. Morrell; 2. Loyal; 3. Craddock; 4. Senquefield; 5. Trapino; 6. Kahl; 7. Gower; 8. Barberis DNS.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 2 – (8 Laps): 1. Heider; 2. Smith; 3. Brewer; 4. Hall; 5. Taylor; 6. Brewer; 7. Penza.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championship Race at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th.

Atlanta, GA – September 11, 2016 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make their only 2016 visit to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th. The event is entitled the USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championship Race (2016) . The series’ 120 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw type sprint cars headline the two-day weekend of racing action at the semi-banked three-eighths mile D-shaped oval track. The racing card also includes the 100 mile per hour www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and Florida Mini Sprint Action series on both nights in a head to head duel. Saturday’s racing card will add a third open wheel racing division when the Lucas Oil Southern States Midget Series competitors join the action.

The United Sprint Car Series portion of the event will give a driver who can sweep the weekend’s elements an opportunity to pick up over $3500 in cash prize winnings plus contingency awards. Friday night’s 20-lap preliminary main event winner will receive a $1200 paycheck upon arriving first in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Saturday night’s 30-lap Championship final winner will receive a $2000 paycheck.

The expects to draw winged sprint car drivers from at least six states including several of the series 2016 feature winners. Heading the entry list is 2015 USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is also the current National points leader and a five-time USCS main event winner in 2016. The 23-year-old Turpen is the only female sprint car driver expected to compete.

Turpen is an eleven-time USCS feature winner and the top ranked female sprint car driver in the country. She currently leads her team-mate and 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray who is in the runner-up spot in the National point standings by less than 10 points. Gray is also a 2016 winner and has 90 career USCS wins.

A number of other top drivers from the Southeastern United States are entered including last year’s prelim night winner Danny Martin, Jr. from Sarasota, Florida. Martin stormed into the lead in the 2015 Championship final only to have a deflating left rear tire come apart and send him to the sidelines. After winning three times in early season USCS competition, he will return to action this weekend with a sweep as his goal.

Nineteen-year old Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington won the 2015 USCS Florida State Championship Race and is expected to return this week to defend his title. Another challenge for all of these drivers will be to beat track favorite 14 year-old Tyler Clem from Tampa, Florida who has won in three different type race cars at the track this season (Sprint Car, Late Model and Modified). Clem, at age thirteen, finished third in this event’s finale last year after starting deep in the field.

Other USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour entries include: Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Riggins raced his #47 sprint car into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane six times during the 2014 season and had three wins in 2015. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and current 2016 USCS Rookie of the Year point’s leader 14year-old Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida are both entered as well.

The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and past Carolina Racesaver Sprint Series Champion, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina are both entered as well. Other veteran sprint car drivers expected to enter include Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia. Five Florida USCS regulars are also entered including Terry and Tanner Witherspoon and Shawn Murray all from Jacksonville, Florida and Bob Auld from Largo Florida are entered. Former Carolina Racesaver Sprint series Champion Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina is on the list as well.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint series is also expected to draw entries from as far away as North Carolina and Mississippi. Those entries include Two-time Champion, Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi and 2015 series Champ and current points leader Remeno Loyal from Powder Springs, Georgia. Also entered is 16-year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is a recent www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint series Rookie of the Year.

Also entered in the USCS mini sprint division are Dirk Miller and David Hall from Tampa, Florida who are all 2016 feature race winners in the series. The 2015 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, Mike Barton from Castilian Springs, Tennessee is expected as is 2016 current Rookie points leader Conner Morrell from Bradenton, Florida.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Rd. in Ocala, Florida 34482 The track telephone: is 352.622.9400 For event info please visit www.bubbaracewaypark.com or the speedway’s Facebook page at Bubba Raceway Park. The USCS series Official website is located at www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are Office at 770-460-7223 or Mobile at 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Sprint Cars invade Dirt Track at Charlotte for World Short Track Championship on October 20th through 22nd.
Atlanta, GA – September 10, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars will invade the famed Dirt Track at Charlotte clay oval in Concord, North Carolina as the sanctioning body of the 360 sprint car portion of the inaugural World Short Track Championship. The event is set to take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2016.
The timing of the event is over the weekend prior to the already established Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals weekend on October 27th through 29th at the venue directly across the street from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Preliminary details are available by calling the USCS office at 770-865-6097 or 770-460-7223. You may also request entry blanks and a full event information packet via email from USCS by contacting series promoter Pete Walton at peteuscs@att.net.
The event will be the first-ever for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters to the Dirt Track at Charlotte. The race is expected to draw a strong contingent of winged sprint car drivers from a number of states and awards USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series points as well. Four past National and regional series Champions from the USCS are already entered as well as the region’s top drivers.
Although the purse is expected to increase from some sponsors presently being negotiated, the top prize on Saturday night to the main event winner who parks in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane is presently scheduled to receive $2500 with $400 to the last place finisher. In addition to the cash awards there are a number of contingency awards as well.
All preliminary qualifying action for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars is to be held on Friday, October 21st. The Saturday night format includes B-Main (s) and the Championship A-Main final
For the series sprint car rules and other information, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

TURPEN TAKES FIFTH USCS WIN OF THE SEASON IN MONDAY NIGHT TARHEEL SPECIAL

BRASSTOWN, NC – September 5, 2016 - The defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN found the track conditions of Tri-County Race Track to her liking on Monday night, as she took her fifth 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the season.

The “Queen of the Wings” came from the fifth starting spot and used the inside groove of Tri-County Race Track to work her way through the pack. Turpen took the lead from Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC on lap 22 of the 30 lap main event. From that point in the race, the only time Turpen left the bottom of the track was to work around lapped traffic.

“We’ve had a good car all year, and slick tracks are our specialty, so I knew we would be tough to beat tonight,” Turpen said. “The bottom of the track was the place to be tonight, and that’s where we passed all of the cars to get to the front.”

By posting her 12th career USCS victory, Turpen stays in the hunt to capture her second straight USCS National Championship. Turpen is battling with her teammate for the championship, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Barlett, TN. After spinning early in the race, Gray came back to win an exciting duel with Bridges on the last lap to take the second spot at the finish.

Danny Smith of Chillicothe, OH also snuck by Bridges on the last lap to claim the third spot. Bridges had to settle for fourth and Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC was fifth. Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS started 11th and finished sixth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award.

Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL took the seventh spot and eighth position went to Nick Roberts of Washington Court House, OH. Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA finished ninth and Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Bridges won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. The winners in the two eight-lap Heat Races were Turpen in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat and Nicholson in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat.

K&N Filters Pole Award Winner Bridges took the lead at the start of the race followed by Smith, Anthony Nicholson of Millington, TN, Moss and Turpen. On lap two, Turpen drove under Moss for the fourth spot, and Gray moved up to challenge Moss for fifth. Gray and Moss tangled in turn four on five, spinning to bring out the caution flag.

When the green flag came back out, Bridges led Nicholson, who passed Smith on lap four just before the caution flag came out, Smith in third, with Turpen fourth and Sams in fifth. Turpen made an inside move on Smith on lap eight to take over the third spot. In the meantime, Gray was on a mission, as he came from 14th on the lap five restart to fifth by lap 11.

Nicholson was trying to reel in Bridges to battle for the lead, when he jumped the cushion in turn one on lap 13, hit the wall, and then executed several flips before landing in turn two. Nicholson walked away from the crash, which occurred for the second straight year at the same spot at Tri-County Speedway.

During the open red flag period, Nicholson and his crew made repairs to his race car, he climbed back in and restarted the race. Bridges now led Turpen, Gray, Smith and Moss down for the restart. Bridges climbed back into his high groove, while Turpen planted her machine on the bottom of the race track.

This led to a side-by-side battle for the lead that continued until lap 22 when Turpen took the lead. While the leaders worked lapped traffic, Gray burrowed his way underneath Bridges during the last five laps of the race to battle for second in heavy lapped traffic. Gray was able to make the pass on the last lap.

The 20th Anniversary 2016 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will make its next two stops in the Sunshine State. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL will host the USCS cars and stars on Friday night, September 16 and Saturday night, September 17.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 2. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 2 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 4. 1 07 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC 5. 3 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 6. 11 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 7. 8 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 8. 10 12 Nick Roberts Washington Court House, OH 9. 9 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 10. 7 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 11. 4 16 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN 12. 14 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 13. 13 22 Kevin Roberts Washington Court House, OH 14. 12 6T Brad Wickham Rutherfordton, NC

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Turpen Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: Bridges JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Bridges K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Willingham (started 11th and finished 6th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Moss Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Willingham Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Sams DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: N. Roberts DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: McLain

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Bridges; 2. Gray; 3. N. Roberts; 4. Nicholson; 5. J. McLain; 6. Willingham.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Gray; 3. Sams; 4. Bridges; 5. N. Roberts; 6. Willingham; 7. K. Roberts DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Nicholson; 2. Moss; 3. Smith; 4. McLain; 5. Larkin; 6. Wickham; 7. Bugg DNS.

 

 

GRAY TAKES 90TH USCS CAREER WIN AT LAURENS COUNTY SPEEDWAY

LAURENS, SC – September 3, 2016 - Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN made his 90th career stop as the victor at the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night at Laurens County Speedway in USCS 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour action Presented by K&N Filters. The 11-time USCS National Champion has probably won many of those races in many different ways, but his first win since 2014 was remarkable.

Race leader, after race leader fell by the wayside in the last eight laps of the race. Just when Gray thought he was going to have to settle for a fourth-place finish, he moved up to third through a leader crashing. Then another leader crashed and he was second. Then yet another leader spun with three to go, and Gray found himself in Victory Lane.

“We’ve been getting a lot of second-place finishes here lately, so I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to get another win, “Gray said. “I hate to see the guys drop out of the lead the way they did because I’d rather be racing them for the wins.”

While Gray felt the thrill of victory on Saturday night, the 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC and Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC felt the agony of defeat. Even Gray’s teammate defending USCS National Champion and current pont’s leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN felt the disappointment of misfortune in the 30-lap race. McLain and Moss crashed while leading, and Turpen had a bleeder fail to let her tire go flat just as a push truck was trying to get her car pushed off after the red flag period for McLain while in fifth.

Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC followed up his Friday night USCS win with a second-place effort on Saturday night at Laurens County Speedway. Anthony Nicholson of Millington, TN was third and Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA finished fourth. Brad Wickham of Rutherfordton, NC took the fifth spot.

Nick Roberts of Washington Court House, OH started 15th and finished 6th to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC took the seventh spot and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS was eighth. Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA finished ninth and Moss came back from his late race spin out the lead to round out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Anthony Nicholson won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. The winners in the three eight-lap Heat Races were eventual feature winner, Gray in the Engler Machine and Tool first heat, Brandon McLain in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat, and MorganTurpen in the Schoenfeld Headers third heat.

Brandon McLain was the K&N Filters Pole Award Winner, and he led the first lap of the 30-lap feature race followed by Moss, Bridges, Gray and Scott Hunter of Concord, NC. Hunter didn’t stay up front long, as he tattooed the backstretch wall putting his race car out of the action. That moved Turpen into fifth right behind her teammate Gray, who she is also battling for a national title – his 11th, and her second straight.

Brandon McLain stayed out front, holding off all challengers until the field slowed for the second caution flag of the race on lap eight when Jimmy Mabe of Fayetteville, NC stalled on the front straightaway. Brandon McLain led Moss, Bridges, Gray, Turpen, Kevin Roberts of Washington Court House, OH, Nicholson, Thomas, Wickham, and Jake McLain back to the green flag.

Gray made a move on Bridges to move up to the third spot on lap 13, and Nicholson moved into the top five on lap 14. At the halfway point of the race, it was the McLain Boys bookending the top ten, as Brandon McLain led Moss, Gray, Bridges, Nicholson, Turpen, Kevin Roberts, Thomas, Wickham and Jake McLain.

Moss began to put the pressure on Brandon McLain for the lead by lap 20. Moss threw a slide job pass on McLain in turn one by sliding his car to the inside of the leader and then letting his momentum slide up in front of McLain to take the lead on lap 23. McLain tried the crossover move to counter the slide job, but ended up on top of the fence to bring out the red flag.

Moss took control of the race for the seven lap dash to the finish. Moss then pulled away from Gray and Bridges and looked like he was on cruise control to the checkered flag. But fate, and ill fate at that, fell in front of Moss in the form of the lapped car of Sonny Stroud of Marietta, SC that just happened to spin in front of the leader.

Rather than ram the side of Stroud’s car to try and keep going, Moss chose the better part of valor and locked up the brakes to spin his car out of the lead and avoid damage to both race cars and avoid any driver injury. That gave Gray the lead, and he pulled away from Bridges in the final three tours around Laurens County Speedway to take the win.

The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder ToLabor Day weekend on Monday evening at 6{30 pm. For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

In RockAuto.com 600 USCS Mini Sprint action, Bob Trapino of Alpharetta, GA held off Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA in a side-by-side finish to pick up his first win of the season in the 15-lap feature race. Following Trapino and Loyal under the checkered flag were Conner Morrell of Bradenton, FL, and David Hall of Tampa, FL. In preliminary action, Loyal won the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash and Hall won the six-lap heat race.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 2. 4 07 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC 3. 9 16 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN 4. 7 67t Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 5. 12 6T Brad Wickham Atlanta, GA 6. 15 12 Nick Roberts Washington Court House, OH 7. 11 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 8. 17 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 9. 16 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 10. 2 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 11. 18 5s Sonny Stroud Marietta, SC 12. 1 21m Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 13. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 14. 8 22 Kevin Roberts Washington Court House, OH 15. 14 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 16. 13 4 Jimmy Mabe Atlanta, GA 17. 10 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 18. 6 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 19. 19 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC DNS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Nicholson Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Gray Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: B. McLain Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Turpin K&N Filters Pole Award: B. McLain K&N Filters Podium (3rd-Place) Award: Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd-Place) Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: N. Roberts (started 15th and finished 6th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Wickham Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: N. Roberts Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: J. McLain DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Moss

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Nicholson; 2. K. Roberts; 3. Gray; 4. Hunter; 5. Turpen; 6. Bridges.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Moss; 3. Nicholson; 4. Wickham; 5. J. McLain; 6. Sams; 7. Larkin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. B. McLain; 2. Hunter; 3. Thomas; 4. Bugg; 5. Mabe; 6. Stroud.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Turpin; 2. Bridges; 3. K. Roberts; 4. Riggins; 5. Willingham; 6. N. Roberts.

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The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

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BRIDGES WINS AGAIN AT SECOND HOME LAVONIA SPEEDWAY IN USCS SPRINT CARS

LAVONIA, GA – September 2, 2016 - Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC showed Friday night that history repeats itself, as he picked up his second straight United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters win at Lavonia Speedway. Bridges has come to like Lavonia Speedway on Labor Day, as he parked his #07 in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane during the Holiday Weekend last year at the East Georgia track.

Bridges took the lead from 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray on lap two, and then went on to post the win. Gray was also hungry for a repeat Lavonia win and the 90th of his USCS career, but Bridges made the claim that Lavonia was his house.

“I really like this place because I can come here and win,” Bridges said. “This is my place now! There was some tough competition here tonight, but they couldn’t get by me. I wouldn’t let them!”

Gray finished second with third going to Anthony Nicholson of Millington, TN, who started 11th and earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Kevin Roberts of Washington Court House, OH took the fourth spot and the defending USCS National Champion and current point leader Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fifth.

Scott Hunter of Concord, NC finished sixth and Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA came home in the seventh spot. Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL was eighth, and Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC came back from an early race spin to finish ninth. Sammy Stroud of Marietta, SC rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. The eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool first heat was won by Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC, and the eight-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat was claimed by Bridges.

The K&N Filters Pole Award winner Gray led the field down for the green flag, and paced the field for the first lap followed by Bridges, Jake McLain, Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and Roberts. Bridges didn’t waste any time getting to the point, as he passed Gray for the lead on lap two.

The first caution flag came out on lap seven with Brandon McLain spin in turn two. Riggins went to the pits during the caution period to give up the fourth spot. Bridges led the field down for the restart that saw Roberts advance up to the third position. The field stayed green until lap 11 when Jake McLain spun out of the sixth spot.

Just as the field took the halfway signal, Stroud spun in turn two to light up the caution bulb for a third time. Bridges led Gray, Nick Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Turpen, Nicholson, Hunter, Thomas, Sams, and Brandon McLain back to the green flag for the second half of the race.

Nicholson began his march towards the leaders on lap 19 when he passed Turpen for the fifth spot. Nicholson then shot around Kevin Roberts for fourth on lap 22. Nicholson moved up to challenge Nick Roberts for third on lap 27. Roberts spun in turn four to bring out the caution flag with three laps to go.

Bridges pulled away on the restart for the last trio of laps and took a half straightaway advantage under the checkered flags for the win over Gray, Nicholson, Kevin Roberts, and Turpen.

The United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will now travel to Laurens Speedway in Laurens, SC on Saturday night for the second of a three-race Labor Day Nationals. The third and final race will take place on Monday night at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 07 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC 2. 1 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 11 16 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN 4. 8 22 Kevin Roberts Washington Court House, OH 5. 7 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 6. 6 1x Scott Hunter Concord, NC 7. 12 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 8. 14 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 9. 9 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 10. 16 5 Sonny Stroud Marietta, SC 11. 13 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 12. 5 12 Nick Roberts Washington Court House, OH 13. 4 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 14. 10 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 15. 3 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 16. 15 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Moss Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: J. McLain Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Bridges K&N Filters Pole Award: Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd-Place) Award: Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (1st-Place) Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Nicholson (Started 11th and finished 3rd) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Hunter Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Thomas DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Sams III DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Stroud

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Turpen; 3. Gray; 4. Sams; 5. B. McLain; 6. Willingham.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. J. McLain; 2. Hunter; 3. Riggins; 4. Gray; 5. Moss; 6. Nicholson; 7. Sams; 8. Willingham.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Bridges; 2. N. Roberts; 3. Turpen; 4. K. Roberts; 5. B. McLain; 6. Thomas; 7. Larkin; 8.Stroud.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade three Georgia and Carolinas tracks for the USCS “Salute to American Labor” weekend triple-header.
Atlanta, GA – August 29, 2016 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars keep a busy 20th anniversary tour rolling with a northeast Georgia, western South Carolina and western North Carolina triple-header in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series on Labor Day weekend. On this Friday, September 2nd the series visits Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia. On Saturday, September 3rd the USCS drivers will be making their return to Laurens County Speedway after more than a decade of absence. The weekend wraps up with their fifth visit to Tri County Racetrack in Murphy, North Carolina since Super Late Model star Ray Cook became the promoter there.
Each night’s event will pay $2000 to the driver who reaches thewww.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane first as the main-event winner. This makes a $6300 sweep in cash possible including each night’s Hoosier Speed Dash plus contingency awards. Additionally, any driver who makes the starting field in all three main events is guaranteed to take home at least $1000 in prize money plus contingency awards. All three events will award both USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National points as well as Southern Thunder Tour regional points.
All three of these tracks have been USCS driver and fan favorites over the past nineteen seasons. The series last visited Lavonia Speedway on July 15th of this season, but, the event was rained out. The four-tenths-mile clay oval track was closed for two years before re-opening for the 2013 season under new ownership. The USCS Outlaw Thunder has raced there at least once each season since then. As previously mentioned, USCS has not raced at the three-eighths mile Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, South Carolina since the year 2005. The track has one of the finest Carolina red-clay racing surfaces of any tracks in the area. The series will be making its fourth Labor Day Monday appearance in a row at the high-banked red-clay quarter-mile confines of the Tri County Racetrack.
The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints join the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars at both Lavonia Speedway and Laurens County Speedway for those events.
For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their Facebook page or site at www.lavoniaspeedway.com. You may call the speedway. For Tri-County racetrack info please visit www.tricountyracetrack.com or call 828-360-5353. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097 or 678-910-7726.
For United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car rules and schedule info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series at 770-865-6097 or 770-8=460-7223.

 

HAGAR RACES TO SEVENTH USCS WINS OF THE SEASON AT CLAYHILL MOTORSPORTS

ATWOOD, TN – August 27, 2016 – USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series points leader Derek Hagar of Marion, AR raced to his seventh United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the 2016 season on Saturday night at Clayhill Motorsports. Hagar battled for the lead with Jan Howard of Marion, AR in the 25-lap feature race before taking the lead for good on lap 19.

Following Hagar under the checkered flag was 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN and third went to another past Champion, Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR. Brandon Hanks of Burlison, TN finished fourth, and the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fifth.

Justin Webb of Drummonds, TN took the sixth spot, and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS came home in the seventh position. After giving up the lead to Hagar, Howard fell off the pace with a deflating left rear tire, but hung on during the last seven laps of the race to salvage an eighth-place finish. Donny Goodwin of Nashville, TN started 13th and finished ninth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Tenth went to the Ageless Wonder 78-year-old Ray Bugg of Iuka, MS.

In preliminary action, Skinner won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. In the two eight lap Heat Races, Hagar won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Gray was the winner of the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

K&N Filters Pole Award winner Hagar took the lead at the start of the race followed by Howard, Skinner, Gray, and Turpin. Hanks passed Turpen for the fifth spot on the second lap, and then went after Skinner to challenge for the fourth position. The only caution flag of the race slowed the field on lap four when Wesley Shepherd of Nesbit, MS stalled out.

When the green flag came out for the restart, drivers got busy battling for position throughout the field. The scorers got busy on lap six, as Howard got by Hagar to take the lead, and Hanks made the pass on Skinner for the fourth spot. Skinner was able to come back and reclaim fourth on lap seven.

The top six of Howard, Hagar, Gray, Skinner, Hanks and Turpen settled into a race pace until lap 19, when Howard had a slowly deflating tire and gave up the lead to Hagar. Gray tried to close on Hagar to challenge for the lead in the closing laps, but ran out of laps without getting to make a bid for the win.

It was Hagar leading the final seven laps of the race to pick up his seventh 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters checkered flag of the 2016 season. He is the series wins leader on the season as well.

The next three events for the 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will take place during a busy Labor Day Holiday Weekend. The first race will be at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA on Friday night, September 2. Race two will be at Laurens Speedway in Laurens, SC on Saturday night, September 3. The weekend finale will be on Monday night, September 5 at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing. It you tweet, you may also follow the series @Uscsracing.

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 4 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 4. 6 84 Brandon Hanks Burlison, TN 5. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 6. 7 31 Justin Webb Drummonds, TN 7. 9 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 8. 2 5 Jan Howard Marion, AR 9. 13 7d Donnie Goodwin Nashville, TN 10. 8 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 11. 10 12m Greg Merritt Nesbit, MS 12. 11 44c Wesley Shepherd Nesbit, MS 13. 12 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS DNS

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Skinner Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Hagar Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: Hagar K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Skinner JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (4th place) Hanks Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Goodwin (started 13th and finished 9th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Webb Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Willingham DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: J. Howard DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Bugg

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Skinner; Turpen; 3. Gray; 4. Hagar; 5. Willingham; 6. R. Howard DNS.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Turpen; 3. J. Howard; 4. Webb; 5. Willingham; 6. Shepherd; 7. Goodwin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Skinner; 3. Hanks; 4. Bugg; 5. Merritt; 6. R. Howard.

 

 

TURPEN HOLDS OFF MOORE FOR 4TH USCS WIN OF 2016 AT SENOIA, GA

SENOIA, GA - August,20, 2016 - The defending United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN picked up her fourth win of the season on Saturday night in the 7th Annual Senoia Summernationals at Senoia Raceway. The “Queen of the Wings” held off a hard late-race charge from young gun Howard Moore of Memphis, TN.

Turpen took the lead after a lap 13 crash took out early race leader Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC. Despite a rain delay, the “Carolina Kid” could not make repairs to continue in the race.

After the restart, Moore moved up to challenge Turpen for the point, and actually took the lead on lap 23, but the caution flag came out after the K&N Filters Pole Award recipient Johnny Gilbertson Jr. of Dover, FL stalled on the front straightaway to negate the pass. Turpen led Moore down for the restart, and was able to hold him off for the win.

Moore had to settle for second. The K&N Filters Podium Award third place position went to Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC. The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished fourth, and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell of Bartlett, TN was fifth. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL started 16th and finished sixth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

14-year-old USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL finished seventh and Brian Thomas of Pendergrass, GA took the eighth spot. Te 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McClain of Indian Trail, NC was ninth and the ageless wonder 78-year-old Ray Bugg of Iuka, MS rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool first heat was won by oward Moore, the eight-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second heat was claimed by Gray and Lance Moss won the Schoenfeld Headers eight-lap third heat race.

The caution flag came out early in the 25-lap main event, as Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL spun in turn one on lap one to necessitate a complete restart. On the next try, Gilbertson led Turpen, Riggins, Moore, and Moss. Gray got by Moss to take over the fifth spot on lap two, and then got around Moore on lap three for the fourth position.

Turpen took the lead from Gilbertson on lap six with an outside move while Riggins and Moss dropped Gilbertson back to fourth on lap seven to stay with the leader. The caution came out on lap nine for debris in turn three. Turpen led Riggins, Gray, Moore, Moss, Gilbertson, Sams, Snyder, Darren Orth of Jacksonville, FL, and Bugg down for the restart.

When the green flag came out, Riggins got a run on Turpen and took the lead coming off the second turn. Moore and Moss took over third and fourth respectively on the restart, as Gray dropped back to fifth. Riggins was lapped traffic on lap 13 when he jumped the cushion on the high side of the race track and hit the fourth turn wall doing heavy damage to his race car.

Rain over Senoia Raceway forced a 40 minute delay during the caution period, but the cars were pushed off to continue the final 12 tours of the 25-lap main event with Turpen back in the lead followed by Moore, Moss, Gray, Gilbertson, Sams, Snyder, Thomas, Orth, and Bugg in the top ten.

The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham stalled on lap 15 to light up the yellow bulb and during the caution period, Orth gave up a top ten spot after going to the pits with a cut tire. Turpin continued to lead after the restart, but Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC stalled in turn one to bring out the caution flag on lap 16. Turpen was the leader for the restart with Moore, Moss, Gray and Terrell in tow.

After the next restart, Turpen had company at the front of the pack, as Moore moved up to challenge for the lead. The top two drivers bobbed and weaved their way through lapped traffic bringing the crowd to their feet. Moore passed Turpen for the lead on lap 23, but it was for naught, as the yellow flag came out for Gilbertson, who stalled in turn one.

Turpen led Moore, Moss, Gray and Terrell down for the restart and a two lap dash to the finish. Moore tried both inside and outside to challenge for the lead, but with clear race track in front of her, the 23-year-old school teacher hit her marks, stayed out front, and picked up the win in her quest for a second-straight USCS National Championship.

The next three events for the 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will take place during a busy Labor Day Holiday Weekend. The first race will be at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA on Friday night, September 2. Race two will be at Laurens Speedway in Laurens, SC on Saturday night, September 3. The weekend finale will be on Monday night, September 5 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC.

In United Speed Contest Sanction RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint action, Robby Hoffman of Tampa, FL won the 20-lap feature race. Hoffman took the lead on lap nine after early race leader Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA had a mechanical failure.

Following Hoffman under the checkered flag were Robbie Smith of Ocala, FL, David Hall of Tampa, FL, Aubrey Black II of Lookout Mountain, GA, Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, GA, Dirk Miller of Tampa, FL, Bob Trapino of Alpharetta, GA, Matt McCullough of Snellville, GA, Curt Schumacher of Columbus, GA, and Remeno Loyal of Snellville, GA in second through tenth respectively.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour ab=nd www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints , please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 2. 4 40 Howard Moore Memphis, TN 3. 5 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 4. 6 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 5. 7 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 6. 16 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 7. 8 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 8. 11 67 Brian Thomas Pendergrass, GA 9. 15 21 Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 10. 10 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 11. 13 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 12. 17 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 13. 14 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 14. 18 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 15. 1 22 Johnny Gilbertson Jr. Dover, FL 16. 9 22m Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL 17. 12 34 Darren Orth Jacksonville, FL 18. 3 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 19. 20 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 20. 19 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Moore Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gray Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: Gilbertson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Moss K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Moss Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Snyder (started 16th and finished sixth) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Terrell Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Sams DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Thomas DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Bugg

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Moore; 2. Terrell; 3. Riggins; 4. Willingham; 5. B. McLain; 6. Snyder; 7. Ta. Witherspoon DNS.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Sams; 3. Murray; 4. Thomas; 5. Te. Witherspoon; 6. Auld DNS.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Turpen; 3. Bugg; 4. Gilbertson; 5. Orth; 6. J. McLain; 7. Larkin.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

Photo/Caption: #10m – Defending USCS Champion Morgan Turpen captured her fourth USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway. (USCS photo)

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www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 2 66 Robby Hoffman Tampa, FL 2. 6 77 Robbie Smith Ocala, FL 3. 4 67 David Hall Tampa, FL 4. 3 0 Aubrey Black II Lookout Mountain, GA 5. 5 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, GA 6. 8 68 Dirk Miller Tampa, FL 7. 11 98 Bob Trapino Alpharetta, GA 8. 9 14 Matt McCullough Snellville, GA 9. 10 83 Carl Schumacher Columbus, GA 10. 7 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA 11. 1 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 12. 12 28 Connor Morrell Bradenton, FL

USCS HOOSIER RACE TIRE 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 1 – (8 Laps): 1. Smith; 2. Hoffman; 3. Taylor; 4. Loyal; 5. Miller; 6. Morrell.

RockAuto.com 600 Mini Sprint Heat 2 – (8 Laps): 1. Zaiontz; 2. Hall; 3. Black; 4. McCullough; 5. Schumacher; 6. Trapino.

www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: David Hall Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Robbie Hoffman www.rockauto.com Second Heat: Bobby Zaiontz K&N Filters Pole Award: Brandon Taylor K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: David Hall Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: Aubrey Black II Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Robbie Smith Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award; Bobby Zaiontz Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Dirk Miller DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Remeno Loyal

 

 

BELL RINGS VICTORIOUS IN USCS VS. ASCS “NOT SO CIVIL WAR” AT JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY

JACKSON, MS – August 13, 2016 - Brian Bell of Memphis, TN won the first ever “Not So Civil War” between the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters and the American Sprint Car Series / Southern Outlaw Sprints competitors on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway.

Bell ran the high side all night long, and held off a challenge from past USCS Champion Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR in heavy lapped traffic. Bell and Skinner brought the full house at Jackson Motor Speedway to their feet after swapping the lead several times in heavy lapped traffic.

The race leader Bell got caught behind the lapped cars on the high side, which opened up the bottom groove for Skinner to take the lead. Bell plowed his way through the lapped cars, battled side-by-side with Skinner for the point, and re-took the lead. A late-race caution flag gave Bell a clear race track in front of him to post his second USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win if the 2016 season. His other came at Greenville Speedway on May 29th.

“It was real tricky to run up against the fence tonight, but that’s where I run and they gave it to me,” Bell said. “I was trying to be patient in the lapped traffic, but when I saw Marshall’s nose get underneath me, I knew I had to make a hole to get through. We had to get into our setup book from when we ran here earlier this year during Speedweeks, and that came in real handy for the feature.”

Skinner finished second, while th USCS 2008 Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson of Millington, TN took the K&N Filters Podium Award third spot. The current USCS points leader and defending USCS National Champion “The Queen of the Wings” Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fourth and Seth Bergman of Snohomish, WA came home in the fifth spot. The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Barlett, TN finished sixth.

Cody Adams of Haughton, LA was seventh and Shane Morgan of Biloxi, MS finished eighth. Kyle Amerson of Montgomery, AL took the ninth spot, and 2013 USCS National Champion and current USCS Mid-South regional series points leader, Derek Hagar of Marion, AR came back to round out the top ten after flipping on the opening lap of the race.

In preliminary action, Hagar won the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash, and in eight-lap heat race action, Gray won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, Hagar won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, Bergman won the Rock Auto.com Third Heat, and Bell won the Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat. Michael Miller of Ocean Springs, MS won the 12-lap DHR Suspensions B-Main.

The excitement level for the 30-lap Feature Race got started on the opening tour. Bell took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting spot over K&N Filters Pole Award Winner Joey Schmidt of Ellisville, MS. Hagar came from the sixth starting spot to go three-wide for third in turn three. His front wheels came off the ground and he executed a quick flip.

That brought out the red flag and necessitated a complete restart. Hagar’s car was pushed into the infield “hot pit” where his crew made repairs and returned him to the track to start on the tail of the field for the restart. Bell took the lead again on the restart followed by Nicholson, Skinner, Schmidt, and Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR.

The caution flag came out on lap five when Amerson stalled on the backstretch. Bell led Nicholson, Skinner, Mallett and J.J. Simmons of Abott, TX down for the restart. The top five held fast for the next six laps until the caution flag came out on lap 11 when Schmidt spun in turn four.

Business picked up when the green bulb was lit for the restart, as Skinner powered by Nicholson for second, and Miller hustled from the 15th starting spot to move up to the fifth spot. Turpen moved up to make it a three-car battle for fourth with Mallett and Miller. Turpen climbed up to the fourth spot on lap 14.

The caution came out again on lap 15 when Tristan Lee of Biloxi, MS nosed into the third turn wall and collected Mallett, who was running in the fifth spot. Both drivers were okay, but they were done for the evening. Bell once again took off and put some distance between himself and Skinner on the restart, but by lap 22, the leader was beginning to encounter heavy lapped traffic.

Skinner was able to use that lapped traffic to his advantage and he closed on ]Bell on lap 23. Skinner went to the inside in turn one to take the lead, but Bell powered ]by on the high side to re-take the lead coming off turn two. With more lapped cars in front of Bell on the high side entering turn three, Skinner for a second time dove under Bell, but the leader jammed his way through to keep the point.

With the battle for the lead waging on, the caution flag ended the war on lap 24 when Brandon Blendon of Biloxi, MS stalled in turn two. Miller gave up the fourth spot and went to the pits for the night during the caution period.

Bell led the field down for the restart followed by Skinner, Turpen, Nicholson, Bergman, Gray, Adams, Amerson, Morgan and Simmons. In the six lap dash to the finish, Bell was never challenged. Nicholson passed Turpen for third and Morgan passed Amerson for eighth on lap 26. Hagar made it back up to the top ten on the final lap of the race.

The next two events on the 2016 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be the 7th Annual Senoia Summer Nationals on August 19 and 20 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour will present complete shows each night.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 2 23 Brian Bell Memphis, TN
2. 5 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR
3. 7 16 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN
4. 10 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
5. 3 23s Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA
6. 4 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
7. 14 41 Cody Adams Haughton, LA
8. 13 01 Shane Morgan Moss Point, MS
9. 11 29 Kyle Amerson Montgomery, AL
10. 6 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR
11. 8 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
12. 12 66 J.J. Simmons Abott, TX
13. 17 09 Timmy Thrash Gulfport, MS
14. 21 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS
15. 1 1s Joey Schmidt Ellisville, MS
16. 20 38 Ryan Moore Moss Point, MS
17. 18 29 Rusty Stanford Seminary, MS
18. 15 4m Michael Miller Ocean Springs, MS
19. 19 88 Brandon Blendon Biloxi, MS
20. 9 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR
21. 22 00 Tristan Lee Biloxi, MS
22. 16 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS

DID NOT TRANSFER TO MAIN EVENT:

#2 Jake Knight – Gulfport, MS
#B52 Bill Mason – Richland, MS
#42 Andy McElhannon – Hernando, MS
#52 Cody Karl – Gulfport, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Hagar
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Gray
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Hagar
Rock Auto.com Third Heat: Bergman
Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat: Bell
DHR Suspensions B-Main: Miller
K&N Filters Pole Award: Schmidt
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Nicholson
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Nicholson
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Howard
Kaiser Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Bergman
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Gray
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Adams
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Morgan
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Hagar

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Gray; 3. Skinner; 4. Turpen; 5. Willingham; 6. Bugg DNS.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Schmidt; 3. Willingham; 4. Bugg; 5. Blendon; 6. Knight; 7. Howard.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Skinner; 3. Adams; 4. Miller; 5. Stanford; 6. Mason; 7. Karl DNS.

RockAuto.com Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Bergman; 2. Mallett; 3. Turpen; 4. Morgan; 5. Thrash; 6. McElhannon.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 – (8 Laps): 1. Bell; 2. Nicholson; 3. Simmons; 4. Amerson; 5. Moore; 6. Lee.

DHR Suspensions B-Main – (12 Laps): 1. Miller; 2. Bugg; 3. Thrash; 4. Stanford; 5. Blendon; 6. Moore; 7. Howard; 8. Lee; 9. Knight; 10. Mason; 11. McElhannon DNS; 12. Karl DNS.

 

 

 

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR Sprints headline 7th Senoia Summer Nats. August 19th & 20th Atlanta, GA - August 13, 2016 -

The USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR Presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 7th annual Senoia Summer Nationals at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA on Friday and Saturday, August 19th and 20th.

The USCS sprint cars are joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 60 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints on both nights. Both series will contest a complete racing card including hot laps, Hoosier Speed Dash qualifying heat races and Main events EACH NIGHT.

The 2 USCS Sprint car series will be joined by the Senoia Raceway Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, B-Cadet, Hobby and Mini Stocks on Friday night.

In Saturday night the Super Late Models and Bomber divisions join the action. Addit I nally the Crate Late Model, B-Cadet and Mini Stock drivers return for the second night of action that offers a BONUS to any driver who can win on both nights.

For more info visit the track's website atwww.senoiaraceway.com or Facebook page at New Senoia Raceway. For USCS series info please visit www.uscsracing.comor call 770-856-6097.

August 19th & 20th

The USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR Presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 7th annual Senoia Summer Nationals at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA on Friday and Saturday, August 19th and 20th.

The USCS sprint cars are joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 60 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints on both nights. Both series will contest a complete racing card including hot laps, Hoosier Speed Dash qualifying heat races and Main events EACH NIGHT.

The two USCS Sprint car series will be joined by the Senoia Raceway Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, B-Cadet, Hobby and Mini Stocks on Friday night.

In Saturday night the Super Late Models and Bomber divisions join the action. Addit I nally the Crate Late Model, B-Cadet and Mini Stock drivers return for the second night of action that offers a BONUS to any driver who can win on both nights.

For more info visit the track's website atwww.senoiaraceway.com or Facebook page at New Senoia Raceway. For USCS series info please visit www.uscsracing.comor call 770-856-6097.

 

 

 

 

After receiving rain all night last night and into the morning tonights portion of the ASCS vs USCS Summer Shootout event has been rained out. It will now be a 1 day show tomorrow August, 13th with Hot Laps beginning at 5pm.

Classes in action on Saturday night will be ASCS vs USCS Sprint Cars, "Central MS Credit Cars" Factory Stocks, "Net Auto" Open Wheel Modifieds, "Experts AC" Nesmith Street Stocks, "Byram Home Centers" Nesmith Crate Late Models, and KMSA Mini Stocks.

Pit Gate will open at 1pm, Spectator Gate will open at 3pm, with Hot Laps rolling off at 5pm.

Admission prices are

Grandstands Adults $20 Seniors and Military $15 Kids 7-12 $10 6 and under free

Pits Adults $35 Kids 7-12 $20 6 and under free

For more info call or text BJ Donald at 601-502-7076 or call the track at 601-373-0076

Don't miss this huge event at Jackson Motor Speedway THIS Saturday night. Will a USCS driver or a ASCS driver leave JMS with the money and the bragging rights? Only time will tell. One thing is for sure. It will be a "Not So Civil" WAR!!

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline East Coast Sprint Car Nationals Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

Atlanta, GA – August 3, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) for winged sprint cars invades Fayetteville Motor Speedway this FRIDAY and SATURDAY nights for the USCS East Coast Sprint Car Nationals. The winged sprint car invasion special event promises plenty of high speed racing action at speeds expected in excess of 130 miles per hour. The Atlanta, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) is in its 20th season of competition. This will be the series fourth visit to the famed 4/10 mile clay oval located just off I-95 near Fayetteville, North Carolina. Last season the series made a late July stop at FMS when Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina was the winner in the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour main event and local favorite Matt Carr won the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series main event.

Each night features a full program of racing action for the 700+ horsepower USCS winged outlaw style sprint cars plus racing in four of Fayetteville Motor Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally each night’s racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints.

The speedway’s Budweiser Late Model, Diet Mountain Dew Modified, Legends Cars and U Cars divisions will join the two USCS winged sprint car divisions with a full racing card of their own on Friday night. On Saturday night the two sprint car divisions return along with the Budweiser Late Models, Diet Mountain Dew Modified and Legends Cars plus the Super Street division makes its first appearance of the busy racing weekend at the speedway.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series min/micro sprints will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events EACH NIGHT. All four other divisions will also contest a full program including main events each night as well.

The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide Hoosier rear race tires.

The Fayetteville Motor Speedway USCS East Coast Nationals event expects to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least five states to the track from as far away as west Tennessee, Florida and even Texas.

The only female in the field, 23-year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the series defending National Champion. Turpen made sprint car racing history when she became the first woman to claim a major sprint car series title as the United Sprint Car Series National Champion. Turpen currently leads the series 2016 National point standings as well in her quest to repeat as Champion of the series. She was the series 2010 National Rookie of the Year. She has nine USCS main e vent wins to her credit. Three of those wins have come during the 2016 season.

Eleven time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee is Morgan Turpen’s team-mate. He is also her car owner. Gray trails her in the chase for the National title by only 8 points coming into this weekends’ racing action. Gray who has 89 career visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. He is a familiar name to area race fans and has wins at nearby speedways.

Twenty-one-year-old, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina leads a strong contingent USCS Southern Thunder regional series drivers that race in Florida, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas with the series. Riggins, who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year has been to the USCS victory lane 13 times including last July at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. the stands on Thursday to cheer for his #47 sprint car. Riggins already has three 2015 USCS victories and comes to East Lincoln Speedway as one of the hottest drivers in the series.

Familiar entries include Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who is a past USCS regional series Champion and USCS Rookie of the Year. Bridges has 14 USCS victories on his score card. He is expected to be one of those drivers to beat this weekend after finishing in the runner-up spot in the 2015 USCS event at FMS.

Other entries include 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina and seventeen year-old 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida will be looking for his second USCS series win after being one of the few rookie drivers to ever win in USCS competition. Snyder is currently fifth in the series National point standings. Also entered is current USCS Rookie of the Year contender, 14-year-old, Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida who ranks fourth in the National point standings.

Other North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter include local driver Jimmy Mabe from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Also entered are two former Carolina Racesaver Sprint Series Champions, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina. Bobby Komisarski from Lake Wylie, South Carolina is also expected.

Other entries include sprint car veteran Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia Jay Dunham from Augusta, Georgia, and veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia, Florida sprint car drivers include sprint car veteran racers and USCS regular competitors Terry Witherspoon, Shawn Murray, Darren Orth and rookie driver J.D. McClary all from the Jacksonville, Florida area. The long tow award competitor is expected to be J.J. Simmons from Abbott, Texas who is pre-entered as well.

In the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series ranks, an all-star line-up is entered as well including last year’s winner Matt Carr and defending series Champion and current points leader, Remeno Loyal from Powder Springs, Georgia. Also entered are three 2016 series feature winner’s, Dirk Miller, David Hall and Robby Hoffman all from the Tampa, Florida area. Young gun Conner Morrell from Bradenton, Florida, who leads the current Rookie of the Year standings in the series and is in the runner-up spot in the standings is also entered as is 2015 USCS 600 sprint Rookie of the Year, Mike Barton from Castilian Springs, Tennessee who is sixth in the current point standings.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3407 Doc Bennett Rd. Fayetteville, NC. The track’s website is www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

Friday August 5th will feature: USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars www.RockAuto.com 600cc Mini/Micro Sprints Budweiser Late Models Diet Mountain Dew Modifieds U-Cars Legends Gates open- 5pm Drivers meeting- 7pm Hotlaps- 7:30pm Saturday August 6th will feature: USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars www.RockAuto.com 600cc Mini/Micro Sprints Budweiser Late Models Diet Mountain Dew Modifieds Super Streets Legends Gates open- 4pm Drivers meeting- 6pm Hotlaps-6:30pm $500 BONUS to any driver in the Budweiser Late Models who can sweep both nights! $300 BONUS to any Diet Mtn Dew Modified driver who can sweep both nights! $100 BONUS to any Legend Car driver who can sweep both nights!

Photo/Caption #10m USCS defending Champion and current National point’s leader, Morgan Turpen leads a strong contingent of USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers into Fayetteville Motor Speedway for the USCS East Coast Sprint Car Nationals this Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th. (USCS file photo)

 

 

THE CAROLINA KID ERIC RIGGINS WINS A USCS THRILLER AT LANCASTER SPEEDWAY

LANCASTER, SC – July 23, 2016 - The Carolina Kid, Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC made the short tow down I-77 worthwhile as he won the exciting 25-lap United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters main event on Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway. The race entitled the Joe and Jim (McLain) Summer Sprint Classic Round #2 featured three lead changes among three drivers and an exciting side-by-side duel at the finish before Riggins parked his #47 Alpha Canvas and Awning J&J Auto Racing sprint car in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

Riggins took the lead from the defending USCS National Champion and current point leader Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN on lap 18, and in the last five laps of the race, he held off the strong challenge of Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC that brought the crowd to their feet.

“This was tough because my car was tight early, but the track came to us,” Riggins said. “It’s been a tough year, so it’s good to finally get a win and put on a show in front of the hometown fans. I love Lancaster Speedway and I love the fans here.”

Moss could get alongside Riggins on both the inside and outside going into the corners, but Riggins had what he needed to stay in front coming off the turns. Moss finished a close second with Turpen, who was looking for her third straight USCS win, finishing in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place after leading early in the race,

Turpen’s team-mate and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN took the fourth spot. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, NC rounded out the top five.

Turpen came into the race with a seven-point lead over her teammate Gray in the 2016 USCS National Championship battle, she was able to gain a few more precious points in her quest for a second straight USCS National Championship.

Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC led the next group in the sixth spot. Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL drove to a seven-place finish and 78-year-old Ray Bugg of Iuka, MS was eighth. Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL led early and finished ninth, and 16-year-old Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Gray won the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash, and in the eight-lap Heat Races, Riggins won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Moss captured the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat. Riggins was also the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the race after starting the main event in the sixth spot.

Gray earned the K&N Filters Pole Award with teammate Turpen on the outside of the front row to start the main event after Riggins earned the most passing points in the heat race qualifying. Riggins then rolled a six in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing to place the team-mates on the front row. Turpen won the war into the first turn to take the lead followed by Snyder, Gray, Moss and Riggins. Gray dropped back to fifth after being overhauled by Moss and Riggins on lap two, who took over third and fourth respectively.

Moss and Riggins appeared to be attracted like a magnet and steel, as they were never apart by more than a few inches for the entire 25 laps. Riggins made what would turn out to be a big pass for position on lap 12 when he got around Moss for the third spot.

Snyder, who was the USCS 2015 Rookie of the Year, began to chip away at Turpen’s half straightaway lead before moving in to challenge for the point at the halfway point. Snyder dove to the inside in turn three on lap 15 and took over the lead coming off the fourth turn. Snyder’s appearance in front of the pack was short-lived, as he clipped Taylor’s car trying to lap him in turn three on lap 16.

Both cars spun with Snyder’s machine getting up on its side. Both drivers were O.K., but Snyder had given the lead back to Turpen for the restart. Following the “Queen of the Wings” back to the green flag were Riggins, Moss, Gray, Brandon McLain, Jake McLain and Danny Sams.

Riggins dove underneath Turpen in turn four to take the lead on lap 18. Moss refused to lose contact with his 140 mile per hour dancing partner and followed Riggins under Turpen and into the second spot. Moss kept trying to get an outside run on Riggins to challenge for the lead in the closing laps of the race.

By changing his racing groove to just a little bit higher, Riggins was doing everything he could to make his race car a little wider than it was when it came off the jig at J&J Race Cars. Moss tried the inside in the last two laps of the race. Moss could get alongside the leader, but Riggins would not be denied his first USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the 2016 season.

The next event for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be Saturday night, July 30 on the black gumbo clay surface at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS for some Gumbo Thunder in the Mississippi Delta.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 25 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 6 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 2. 5 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 3. 2 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 4. 1 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 5. 3 21 Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 6. 8 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 7. 7 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 8. 11 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 9. 4 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 10. 9 07t Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 11. 12 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 12. 10 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 13. 13 07 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Race Tire Speed Dash: Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Riggins Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Turpen K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Riggins (started 6th and finished 1st) and Bugg (started 11th and finished 6th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: B. McLain Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: J. McLain Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Sams DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Bugg DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Taylor

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Turpen; 3. Moss; 4. Riggins; 5. Snyder; 6. J. McLain.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. B. McLain; 3. Turpen; 4. Gray; 5. Taylor; 6. Bugg; 7. Larkin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Snyder; 3. J. McLain; 4. Sams; 5. Auld; 6. Bridges DNS.

 

 

TURPEN MAKES IT TWO-IN-A-ROW IN USCS COMPETITION WITH CAROLINA WIN

GASTONIA, NC – July 22, 2016 - Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN survived a clipped nose wing, a late-race caution, and a swarm of lapped cars to capture her second straight United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters win and park her Terry Gray racing #10m in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the third time this season on Friday night in the 3rd annual Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic at Carolina Speedway leading all 30 laps of the main event. The win was her 10th USCS career win.

Turpen’s tenth career USCS victory also helped the “Queen of the Wings” in her quest to earn a second straight USCS National Championship. Turpen came into the race with a slim lead in the USCS National point standings over her teammate, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN. Gray finished fourth.

For most of the race, Turpen was able to keep at least a half straightaway lead over the second-place driver, but as she encountered heavy lapped traffic late in the race, her options were few and far between to get around the lapped cars. It was especially difficult when they were spinning in front of her.

“The lapped cars were tough tonight and one spun in front of me and took the front nose wing off,” Turpen said. “I thought we were screwed after that, but we restarted up front where the clean air was the key with just a couple of laps to go, and we got it done. It’s great to win here at Carolina Speedway, and it’s my second career win here.”

Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC was able to put the pressure on Turpen in heavy lapped traffic during the closing laps of the 30-lap race, but couldn’t stay with Turpen after the restart with two laps to go, and had to settle for second. Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC took the third spot, and Terry Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL followed Gray in the fifth spot.

Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL was sixth and Johnny Petrozelle of Charlotte, NC claimed the seventh position. Jake McLain of Indian Trail,. NC started 18th and finished eighth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC took the ninth spot and Scott Hunter of Concord, NC rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, the six-lap Hoosier Race Tire Speed Dash was won by Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC. In ten-lap Heat Race action, Bridges won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Petrozelle won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

Turpen earned the K&N Filters Pole Award and took the lead at the start of the race followed by Petrozelle, Riggins, Moss and Bridges. A blazing fast pace had the lead cars catching the cars on the tail end of the lead lap by the fourth tour, and lap five would prove to be disastrous for a top five driver.

The lapped car of Bob Auld of Largo, FL spun up to the outside wall in turn two of lap five. That was directly in the path of the third-place car, high riding Riggins, who slid into the left side of Auld’s car. Both drivers were O.K., and Riggins would restart at the back of the pack.

Turpen led Petrozelle, Moss, Bridges, Gray, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA, Snyder and Tanner Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL down for the restart. When the field went back to green flag action, Turpen opened up a lead on Petrozelle, as Moss moved up to challenge for the second spot.

Moss was able to get by Petrozelle for second on lap eight, throwing a slide job by diving low in turn one and taking the spot by sliding up in front of Petrozelle coming off the second turn. The field settled in until the second caution flag of the race came out on lap 13 when Greg Smyre of Hickory, NC decided to move the outside groove into “no man’s land.”

Smyre hit the second turn wall, but didn’t stop there. He climbed the wall with the right side tires of his race car and rode the top of the wall through turn two and the head of the back straightaway. As the yellow caution bulb was lit up, Smyre’s car came down off the wall and kept going.

The top ten for the restart just two laps shy of the halfway point was Turpen, Moss, Bridges, Petrozelle, Gray, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Snyder, Jake McLain, and Tanner Witherspoon. Gray was able to get by Petrozelle for fourth on lap 15. Petrozelle lost the fifth spot to Terry Witherspoon on lap 20, and the sixth spot to Snyder on lap 21.

With five laps to go, Turpen began to face some heavy lapped traffic. That enabled Moss to close a half straightaway deficit to the leader. As the lead duo entered turn one on lap 29, Tanner Witherspoon spun in front of Turpen. Both Turpen and Moss were able to get by, but Turpen left her front nose wing at the scene of the accident.

The drama level went up for the restart. Would Turpen’s car be able to make turn one, or would Moss with a better handling car be able to make a winning move. Turpen was not having any of the drama, as she mashed her right foot on the throttle against the belly pan of her race car on the long front straightaway of Carolina Speedway and got a tremendous restart advantage on Moss.

With her momentum built up and clear race track in front of her, Turpen could power down the straightaways and ease through the corners just enough to get the job done for her second straight USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win.

The next event for the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters will be night two of the Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic tomorrow (Saturday) night at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. In looking for her third straight win, Turpen will also be looking to keep her streak of consecutive laps led alive, as she has led the last 60 laps of competition.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 2. 6 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC 3. 3 07 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC 4. 5 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 5. 7 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 6. 13 116 Mick Snyder Marco Island, FL 7. 2 59 Johnny Petrozelle Charlotte, NC 8. 18 67 Jake McLain Indian Trial, NC 9. 4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC 10. 17 1 Scott Hunter Concord, NC 11. 10 07t Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 12. 19 0 Clint Weiss Jesup, GA 13. 9 21 Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 14. 11 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL 15. 8 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 16. 12 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 17. 15 21k Greg Smyre Hickory, NC 18. 16 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL 19. 14 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 20. 20 17 Bobby Komisarski Lake Wylie, NC

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Race Tire Speed Dash: B. McLain Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Bridges Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Petrozelle K&N Filters Pole Award: Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Bridges K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: J. McLain (started 18th and finished 8th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Terry Witherspoon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Petrozelle DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: J. McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Hunter

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. B. McLain; 2. Gray; 3. Riggins; 4. Turpen; 5. Snyder; 6. Moss.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (10 Laps): 1. Bridges; 2. Gray; 3. Te. Witherspoon; 4. Moss; 5. Taylor; 6. Bugg; 7. Snyder; 8. Smyre; 9. Weiss; 10. J. McLain.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (10 Laps): 1. Petrozelle; 2. Turpen; 3. Riggins; 4. B. McLain; 5. Ta. Witherspoon; 6. Larkin; 7. Sams; 8. Komisarski; 9. Auld; 10. Hunter.

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The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Carolina Speedway racing action on FRIDAY, JULY 22nd

Atlanta, GA – July 19, 2016 – The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Carolina Speedway on Friday night (July 22nd) at 8 pm. The track has been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 10 seasons. The USCS Sprint Car Series portion of the event entitled the 3rd annual Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic that honors the memory of twin brothers Joe and Jim McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina.

This event is especially important to two other McLain brothers from Indian Trail, North Carolina who are United Sprint Car Series regulars. The brothers, Brandon and Jake are the Grandsons of Joe McLain and Great Nephews of Jim McLain. Both of these third-generation racing brothers are entered for Friday night’s event. Brandon McLain was the 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year. Jake McLain is a former Carolina Racesaver 305 sprint car series Champion. The two USCS sprint car racers and their Dad, Doug McLain, also of Indian Trail, North Carolina, created the event two years ago to honor Joe and Jim McLain who were both former racers and the mentors for the younger two McLain generations.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters last visited Carolina Speedway on April 8, 2016 when sprint car racing veteran and Hall of Famer Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio was the first to reach the finish line and parked his mount in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after the USCS main event to garner his first ever USCS career win.

A previous Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winner and entry is the current USCS National point’s leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, like Smith, got her career-first USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour victory at Carolina Speedway near the end of the 2011 season. Turpen made sprint car racing history as the first woman to ever win a major sprint car series Championship during the 2015 season. Not only did Turpen top the 2015 National Championship standings, but, she also swept the series trophy table by capturing the title in both USCS regional series as well.

Turpen will top a list of other entries for the Joe and Jim Summer Classic Round #1 event that also includes several multi-time winners at the track. Those include local fan favorite Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, who was a five-time 2015 USCS winner at different tracks. Riggins is expected to be locked and loaded for this event at what he considers his home track. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina is entered. He was the April 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winner at Carolina Speedway, adding to his win total at the410 mile clay oval track. Bridges also claims Carolina Speedway as his home turf as well. . Entries also include eleven-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is also a previous multi-time winner at Carolina Speedway. Gray is currently in second position in the USCS National point standings, just three points behind his team-mate Morgan Turpen. Gray has 89 career USCS feature wins on his resume. Turpen who was the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, has a career USCS total of nine including two this season.

Another expected potent USCS sprint car driver entries include Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina. These seven drivers lead a strong contingent of drivers from at least six states into Friday’s speed contest at the famed Northeast Carolina vall looking for a chance to park in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

A trio of teenage sensations also top the entry list including seventeen year-old, 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida. Also entered is current USC Rookie of the Year points leader for the 2016 season sixteen year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia. The third teenager who has shown some outstanding performances as well is fourteen year-old Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida.

In addition to the 130 mile per hour USCS winged sprint cars five of the speedway’s divisions will be joining the USCS sprint cars at Carolina Speedway on Friday night’s busy racing card. Those divisions will be the Street Stock, Renegades,SECA Modified, Pure Street and Hornets.

For info on Carolina Speedway please visit their website at www.carolinaspeedway.net or call the track at 704-869-0313. For information on the event you may also call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint pre-entry list for: Carolina Speedway event – Friday, July 22, 2016

No….Car#...Driver / Hometown 1. 0x Clint Weiss, Ocala, FL 2. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 3. 07t Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 4. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. 13 Bobby Komasarski, Clover, SC 7. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. 21s Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 9. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 10. 24d Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 11. 25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 12. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 14. 36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 15. 38 Tony Agin, Naples, FL 16. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 17. 43m J.D. McClary, Jacksonville, FL 18. 47 Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC 19. 51 Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 20. 59 Johnny Petrozelle, Lexington, NC 21. 67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 22. 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL 23. 99 Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 24. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL (Rookie)

 

 

DEFENDING CHAMP TURPEN CAPTURES SECOND USCS WIN OF THE SEASON AT DIXIE

WOODSTOCK, GA – July 16, 2016 - The defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN breezed to her second USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the season on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. Many have said to win a National Championship in any sport is one thing, but to repeat the feat is something else. The trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after winning the 30-lap feature race for the “Queen of the Wings” could turn out to be the most important one of the season for Turpen, as she came into the evening with just a two-point lead over her teammate and mentor, 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN. Turpen gained another point on Gray, who finished second. The win was Turpen’s ninth of her USCS career.

“We have had some good runs this year, but lately we have had some problems.” Turpen said. “We found out what the problem was this week, fixed it, and everything went well tonight. I had a race won here last year, only to have one of those problems with three laps to go.”

Gray was the first one to Victory Lane to congratulate his teammate and title foe with some tongue-in-cheek reluctance. “I hate running second,” Gray deadpanned. “But if I have to run second, I want to run second to that car!”

There was some urgency in Turpen’s voice as she celebrated the win because her lifestyle will be making a big change this fall when she becomes a fulltime teacher. This season will be her final opportunity to repeat as the USCS National Champion, as she goes into the next USCS event with a three-point lead over Gray.

“I earned my teaching certificate this week, so starting this fall, I will become a full time teacher,” Turpen said. “That means that my time as a full time career race car driver will be over. Every race between now and then becomes special.”

Matt Linder of Hoschlon, GA finished in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place and Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC took the fourth spot. Fifth went to Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL who earlier won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat.

Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC led the next five in sixth place. 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS took the seventh spot and Aubrey Black of Lookout Mountain, TN finished eighth after starting the race fourteenth. 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain of Indian Trail, NC was ninth and USC veteran racer Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters action, Riggins won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. In eight-lap Heat Race action, as previously mentioned, Nick Snyder won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Matt Linder won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

After first heat winner Nick Snyder rolled a four on for the K&N Filters Inversion, this placed Matt Linder who earned the most points in the qualifying heats in fourth starting position. That awarded the K&N Filters Pole Award to Morgan Turpen.

The battle for the 2016 USCS National Championship made up the front row for the start of the 30-lap main event with Turpen on the K&N Filters Pole Position and Gray to her right on the outside. Turpen took the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Gray, Linder, Willingham, and Riggins.

On lap two, Riggins got by Willingham for the fourth spot, and Snyder moved around Willingham to take the fifth spot on lap three. The first of three caution flags came out on lap six when Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA spun in turn four. The yellow caution bulb was also lit up on lap eight when Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL stalled on the track.

Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC had an anxious moment on lap 12 when he lost a wheel to bring out the final caution flag of the race. Turpen led Gray, Linder, Riggins, Snyder, Moss, Willingham, Black, Brandon McLain and Larkin back to the green flag for the restart. The race stayed green for the remaining laps with Turpen able to hold a half straightaway lead over Gray on the way to her ninth career USCS win.

The next two events on the 2016 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder 20th Anniversary Tour will be this Friday night at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC, and this Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. Both of those events are Round #1 and #2 of the Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic held in honor of Joe and Jim McLain.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER TOUR PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 1 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
2. 2 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
3. 4 67 Matt Linder Hoschlon, GA
4. 7 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC
5. 5 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL
6. 10 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC
7. 3 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
8. 13 21 Aubrey Black Lookout Mountain, TN
9. 14 21b Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC
10. 11 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA
11. 12 99 Don Warren Oak Grove, KY
12. 8 67m Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC
13. 6 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL
14. 9 07t Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
15. 15 07 Johnny Bridges Cherryville, NC (DNS)

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Nick Snyder
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Matt Linder
K&N Filters Pole Award: Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Matt Linder
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Matt Linder
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Aubrey Black (started 13th and finished 8th)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Nick Snyder
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Lance Moss
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Jeff Willingham
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Aubrey Black
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Joe Larkin

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Riggins; 2. Gray; 3. Turpen; 4. Moss; 5. Willingham; 6. J. McLain.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Snyder; 2. Willingham; 3. Turpen; 4. Bridges; 5. Riggins; 6. Moss; 7. Warren.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Linder; 2. Gray; 3. Sams; 4. J. McLain; 5. Black; 6. Taylor; 7. Larkin; 8. B. McLain DNS.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

 

 

HAGAR HAULS AROUND THE :HOUSE OF HOOK" FOR SIXTH USCS WIN OF THE SEASON

MERIDIAN, MS – July 9, 2016 - Derek Hagar of Marion, AR found the “House of Hook” to his liking as he captured his sixth United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters win of the season on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park. Hagar has been red hot in USCS action, as he has three wins and two second-place finishes in his last five starts. It was Hagar’s 41st trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in a USCS career that goes back to his 2006 USCS Rookie of the Year season.

As a part of their 20th Anniversary Tour, the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars made their first visit since 1998 to Whynot Motorsports Park a memorable one by turning the fastest lap times ever seen at the Action Track of the South. The Whynot Motorsports Park race could very well be remembered as a turning point in the 2016 USCS National Championship battle.

The wire-to-wire win by Hagar in the 30-lap main event moved him into contention for the 2016 USCS National Championship. Hagar is now third in the points chase behind the defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN. Hagar also leads the USCS Mid-South Region point standings.

A second-place finish by Gray moved him to within two points of his teammate Morgan Turpen in his quest for a 12th USCS National Championship. Turpen ran in the top three early in the race, but her car suffered from fuel system trouble, and she ended up finishing 11th.

Former USCS National Champion Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR took the third spot and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, TN was fourth. Lee Moore of Tuscaloosa, AL finished fifth and Tristan Lee of Biloxi, MS came home in the sixth spot.

Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS took the seventh spot, Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL finished eighth and Joe Larkin of Suwanee, GA started 14th and finished ninth to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Cody Kahl of Gulfport, MS rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary race action, Skinner won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, In the eight-lap heat race action, Hagar won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat Race and Gray won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

Hagar took the lead at the start of the 30-lap main event after earning the K&N Filters Pole Award followed by Gray, Turpen, Moore, and Skinner. Skinner and Terrell got by Moore on lap three to take over the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

The race leader was setting a fast pace around Whynot Motorsports Park, as Hagar caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap four. The first of three caution flags came out on lap eight when Don Warren of Oak Grove, KY spun in turn three. Hagar led Gray, Turpen, Skinner, Terrell, Moore, Willingham, Lee, Sams, and Larkin down for the restart.

Skinner was able to pass Turpen for the third spot on the ninth lap, and Turpen began to slow on the race track. Turpen’s car stalled in turn four on lap ten to bring out the second caution flag. Turpen restarted and took the green flag in ninth as the last car on the lead lap

Hagar once again pulled away from Gray on the restart followed by Skinner, Terrell, Moore, Lee, Willingham, Sams and Turpen. Lap 10 saw Turpen get by Sams to move up to the eighth spot, and she passed Willingham for seventh on lap 11. Turpen moved up to the sixth spot on lap 14 by passing Lee.

The race pace was slowed for the third and final time on lap 22 when Warren spun for a second time in the event, this time in turn two. Hagar lined up as the leader for the restart followed by Gray, Skinner, Terrell, Moore, Turpen, and Lee on the lead lap. Turpen’s engine began to stumble on the restart, and she gave up the sixth spot to Lee.

Turpen dropped out of the race on lap 24, and ended up finishing 11th. Hagar went on to post the win, while Gray’s second-place effort and Turpen’s misfortune moved him to within two points of the lead in the championship battle. Turpen, looking for her second straight National title has 2,627 points, and Gray has 2,625 points.

Hagar’s win put him on the National Championship horizon, as he moved up to third behind the two teammates Turpen and Gray with 2,035 points. Hagar is also the USCS Mid-South Region point leader with 1,880 points. Skinner is second in the USCS Mid-South Region standings with 1,764 points and Gray is third with 1,738 points.

The next two events on the 2016 schedule for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour will be a Georgia double racing weekend. The action begins on Friday night, July 15 at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA, and the finale will be on Saturday night, July 16 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 2 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 3. 6 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 4. 5 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 5. 3 1a Lee Moore Tuscaloosa, AL 6. 8 00 Tristan Lee Biloxi, MS 7. 7 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 8. 9 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 9. 14 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA 10. 13 20 Cody Kahl Gulfport, MS 11. 4 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 12. 10 99 Dan Warren Oak Grove, KY 13. 11 12m Greg Merritt Nesbit, MS 14. 12 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Skinner Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Hagar Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Skinner K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Skinner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Larkin (started 14th and finished 9th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Moore Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Lee Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Willingham DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Sams III DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Kahl

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Skinner; 2. Turpen; 3. Gray; 4. Hagar; 5. Willingham; 6. Sams.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Moore; 3. Terrell; 4. Lee; 5. Willingham; 6. Merritt; 7. Bugg.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Turpen; 3. Skinner; 4. Sams; 5. Larkin; 6. Warren; 7. Kahl.

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The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

 

 

Whynot Motorsports Park fires back into action with USCS “King of Mississippi” sprint car speed spectacular on Saturday, July 9th

Atlanta, GA – July 5, 2016 – Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi fires back into action after a weekend off this Saturday night with the invasion of the fastest race cars to ever touch its racing surface. The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the USCS “King of Mississippi” sprint car speed spectacular at the 1/3 mile clay oval speed plant located just Southeast of Meridian on Old Highway19 for their one and only scheduled visit of the 2016 season.

The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen-inch wide specially designed Hoosier rear race tires combine to make them the fastest cars ever to compete at the 1/3 mile oval. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds near 120 miles per hour around Whynot Motorsports Park.

The event is the twenty-second race on the fifty race USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship schedule, the event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship and USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The USCS Mid-South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The USCS event is expected to draw some of the top ranked drivers in North America. . An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire USCS Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-lap shootout. The dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the $2500 to win 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

History making 2015 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of entries expected from at least seven states for the winged sprint car portion of Saturday night’s USCS King of Mississippi sprint car shootout.

Turpen made history when she became the first woman to ever be crowned Champion of a major National touring sprint car series by capturing the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 2015 National Championship. Not only did she claim the National title but she also swept the series 2015 Championships by claiming the crown in both of the USCS regional series as well. She has visited the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane eight times as the winner of the USCS sprint car main event. She currently leads the 2016 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings.

Other top entries include 11-time USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray and Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was the 2013 USCS National Champion. Gray currently is in the second position in the National title chase point standings behind Morgan Turpen. Derek Hagar leads the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series points standings ahead of another past series Champion, Marshall Skinner who is also entered and like Hagar, also from Marion, Arkansas.

Andy McEhannon who was the 2015 Riverside International Speedway Track Champion from Hernando, Mississippi is expected. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida are also anticipated entries as is the current USCS Rookie of the Year, points leader, 16 year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia.

Additionally, on Saturday's action-packed racing card that has nearly $25,000 in prize money up for grabs will be the I-20 Crate Late Model Challenge featuring the Nesmith Dirt Late Models plus the Nesmith Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds, Factory Stocks and the front wheel drive Hot Shots.

On Saturday night the pit gate opens at 4pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is slated for 6:30pm with racing action kicking off at 7:30pm. Grandstand Admission is $20.00 for Adults. Youth from 6 to 12 years old are $10. Children 5 years and under are FREE. Adult Pit Admission is $35.00

For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com or call the track at 601-644-3010. For additional info on the United Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call USCS at 770-865-6097.

 

 

HAGAR GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE FOR FIFTH USCS WIN AT DIAMOND PARK SPEEDWAY

NASHVILLE, AR – July 3, 2016 - Derek Hagar of Marion, AR came home a winner in the third and final race of the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters Summer Sizzler Tour on Sunday night at Diamond Park Speedway in front of the biggest crown in over eight years at the track, as they packed it standing-room-only.

Hagar finished second in the first two rounds on Friday night in Paragould, AR, and on Saturday night in West Memphis, AR before traveling across the state to lead wire-to-wire and chalk up USCS win number five on the season.

“I knew I had to win the race into the first turn on the first lap, then don’t slip off the bottom, and catch the lapped cars just right,” Hagar said were the keys to his victory. “I don’t mind running second to my DSR Chassis Parts customers like I did Friday night and Saturday night, but it’s good to win one every once in a while.”

Tim Crawley of Benton, AR stayed close to Hagar throughout the 25-lap race, but never got close enough to challenge for the point and had to settle for second. The 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN finished third, with Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR in fourth, and defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN was fifth.

Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS took the sixth spot and Danny Sams III of Englewood, FL started tenth and finished seventh to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger of the Race Award. Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS was eighth, Robert Richardson of Pangburn, AR finished ninth and Ray Bugg of Iuka, MS rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Hagar won the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Turpen won the Engler Machine and Tool 1st Heat Race, while Gray won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 2nd Heat Race.

Richardson flipped in the Engler Tool and Machine 1st Heat Race. When they got his damaged car back to the pit area, several other drivers and crew members converged on Richardson’s #32 machine with parts and labor to get his car rebuilt for the main event.

Hagar took the lead at the start of the race from the K&N Filters Pole Position followed by Crawley, Turpen, McElhannon, and Gray. On lap two, Gray got by McElhannon for fourth, and Skinner moved into the top five on lap five. The race remained caution-free until lap 20 when Willingham spun in turn four.

Coming back to green for the five lap dash to the finish, Hagar led Crawley, Turpen, Gray, and Skinner. Turpen began to fade in the closing laps, as Gray got by for third on lap 22, and Skinner moved around Turpen for fourth on lap 23. Nobody had anything for Hagar, as he breezed home to take the win.

The car count was down after a rough night on Saturday night at Riverside International Raceway in West Memphis, AR that saw five cars flip and several others with heavy damage. What the field at Diamond Park Speedway lacked in quantity, it made up for it in quality and they put on a great show for the packed house that came to see them.

The USCS driver roster at Diamond Park Speedway on Sunday night was filled with several former USCS National Champions, Young Gun Hard Chargers, and a Mid-South Racing Legend in 78-year-old Ray Bugg.

The next race on the 2016 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will be Saturday night at “The House Of Hook,” Rodney Wing’s Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 40 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 3 88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR 3. 4 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 4. 5 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, TN 5. 2 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 6. 6 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 7. 10 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL 8. 7 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 9. 8 32 Robert Richardson Pangburn, AR 10. 9 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Hagar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Turpen Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Sams (started 10th and finished 7th) Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: McElhannon Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Sams DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Bugg

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Skinner; 3. Gray; 4. Turpen; 5. McElhannon; 6. Willingham.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Crawley; 3. Hagar; 4. Skinner; 5. Gray; 6. McElhannon;7. Willingham; 8. Bugg; 9. Sams; 10. Richardson.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Hagar; 3. Skinner; 4. Crawley; 5. Turpen; 6. McElhannon; 7. Richardson; 8. Willingham; 9. Sams; 10. Bugg.

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The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

 

 

PRINGLE GETS FIRST USCS WIN IN A WILD SHOW AT THE DITCH

WEST MEMPHIS, AR – July 2, 2016 - Zach Pringle of Bryant, AR picked up his first career United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters win in a race Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway that saw not only fireworks in the air, but also sprint cars flying skyward. Pringle races on a shoestring budget and his victory was a popular one.

The second of three races for the USCS Summer Sizzler Tour saw five cars flip in an event shortened from 40 to 30 laps. But at the end of the night, all was good, as most every driver in the race made a visit to Victory Lane to offer their congratulations to Pringle.

Pringle inherited the lead on lap 20 after early race leader Cody Gardner of Benton, AR gave up the point by pitting under a red flag. After the fifth red flag of the race on lap 22, Pringle stacked the top of the can and checked out for the win.

“This win has been a long time coming and we finally got it done, so it will be a fun ride home tonight,” Pringle said. “The car was great tonight. It was easy to drive and it was easy on me, especially through traffic. Once I got out front, I just tried to hit my marks and not make a mistake. To have all of these drivers come over here and congratulate me means a lot to me. This is just awesome!”

For the second straight night, Derek Hagar of Marion, AR finished second and Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR was third. A.G. Raines of West Memphis, AR took the fourth spot, and Curt Terrell of Bartlett, TN finished fifth. Brandon Hinkle of Cabot, AR was sixth, and Andy McElhannon of Hernando, MS claimed the seventh spot.

Friday night’s winner in Paragould, AR, Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR finished eighth on Saturday night at the track affectionately known as “The Ditch,” and Casey Rowland of Nesbit, MS took the ninth spot. Multi-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN rounded out the top ten.

Jeff Willingham of Ripley, MS started 23rd and finished 13th to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. In preliminary action, Hagar won the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Raines won the Engler Tool and Machine 1st Heat Race, and Gray won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 2nd Heat Race. Pringle won the Schoenfeld Headers 3rd Heat Race, and Anthony Nicholson of Millington, TN won the DHR Suspensions B-Main Race.

When the field took the green flag to start the race, Gardner made a big move from his fourth starting position to take the lead followed by Hagar, K&N Filters Pole Award Winner Raines, Pringle and Gray. Just when the field seemed to be settling in to a fast and tacky race track, the first of five red flags was waved over the field when Brad Bowdon of Hernando, MS flipped in turn two.

Bowdon climbed out and walked away under his own power uninjured. Gardner led Hagar, Raines, Pringle, McElhannon, Gray, Mallett, Hinkle, Tim Crawley of Benton, AR, and Ronny Howard of Olive Branch, MS down for the restart, but just as soon as the starter flicked on the green button, he was hunting for the red one for a second time when Nicholson flipped Ricky Stenhouse Sr.’s machine in turn two.

Nicholson was O.K. after his wing crusher in calamity corner, aka turn two at The Ditch. After a clean restart, Pringle drove around Raines on lap 13 to take over the third spot. Crawley brought out the yellow flag on lap 14 when the suspension collapsed under his race car. The restart saw Gardner leading Hagar, Pringle, Raines, McElhannon, Gray, Mallett, Howard and Terrell.

Gardner pulled away from the field when the green bulb was lit for go time, but behind the leader, Hagar and Pringle were waging war for second like a pair of pants and a potato chip. Pringle crunched his way by Hagar for second on lap 19, a move that would prove to be a big one.

The field was stopped by the third red flag of the race on lap 20 when Howard flipped in turn four. Howard was O.K., but Joe Miller of Monticello, AR wasn’t, as his car caught fire on the backstretch under red. Miller was treated at the track for some burns on his feet and ankles. Race leader Gardner suffered his own misfortune during the red, as he gave up the point and headed for the pit area.

Gardner returned to the battle as the last car on the lead lap and restarted in the 11th spot. After all of that, Pringle found himself leading the field down for the restart followed by Hagar, Raines, McElhannon, Mallett, Hinkle, Terrell, Gray, Skinner, and Roland. Gardner’s charge to the front didn’t last long, as turn two tossed him through the air and on his lid on lap 21 for red flag number four.

The turn two demons were not done yet. Lap 22 saw Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA flip, taking some of the turn two catch fencing with him. Another delay in the action forced officials to cut the race to 30 laps. The race went clean and green the rest of the way, as Pringle stacked his chips, packed his can, turned in the key and checked out on the field for the win.

The third and final leg of the Summer Sizzler Tour for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters will take the traveling road show to Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, AR on Sunday night.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 5 8z Zach Pringle Bryant, AR
2. 2 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR
3. 6 14 Jordon Mallett Greenbrier, AR
4. 1 3 A.G. Raines West Memphis, AR
5. 13 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN
6. 9 21b Brandon Hinkle Cabot, AR
7. 8 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS
8. 10 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR
9. 11 4 Casey Roland Nesbit, MS
10. 3 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
11. 16 91 Ernie Ainsworth Bartlett, TN
12. 20 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
13. 23 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
14. 17 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
15. 22 Zone Kevin Hinkle Cabot, AR
16. 4 88r Cody Gardner Benton, AR
17. 7 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS
18. 21 2 Brandon Kilpatrick Calhoun, MS
19. 19 51 Joe Miller Monticello, AR
20. 14 88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR
21. 12 39 Brad Bowdon Hernando, MS
22. 15 40 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN
23. 18 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Hagar
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Raines
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Gray
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Pringle
K&N Filters Pole Award: Raines
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Mallett
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Mallett
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Willingham (started 23rd and finished 13th)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Terrell
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Brandon Hinkle
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: McElhannon
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Skinner
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Gray

Failed To Transfer To A-Main Race:
#5 Joey Moughan – Springfield, IL
#24d Danny Sams III – Englewood, FL
#01 Ethan Jones – Sarah, MS

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Hagar; 2. Skinner; 3. Turpen; 4. McElhannon; 5. Raines; 6. Pringle DNS.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Raines; 2. Howard; 3. Skinner; 4. McElhannon; 5. Nicholson; 6. Willingham; 7. Ainsworth; 8. Taylor; 9. K. Hinkle.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. 1. Gray; 2. Hagar; 3. Mallett; 4. Bugg; 5. B. Hinkle; 6. Moughan; 7. Miller; 8. Kilpatrick; 9. Jones.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Pringle; 2. Gardner; 3. Rowland; 4. Terrell; 5. Bowdon; 6. Crawley; 7. Turpen; 8. Sams.

DHR Suspensions B-Main – (12 Laps): 1. Nicholson; 2. Ainsworth; 3. Taylor; 4. Bugg; 5. Miller; 6. Turpen; 7. Kilpatrick; 8. K. Hinkle; 9. Moughan; 10. Willingham; 11. Sams; 12. Jones.

 

 

SKINNER SCHOOLS HAGAR IN CROWLEY’S RIDGE USCS SPRINT CAR RACE

PARAGOULD, AR – July 1, 2016 - The teacher had one trick left for the student on Friday night in United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour action as “The Lawman” Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR outran his protégé Derek Hagar of Marion, AR to pick up his first trip of the 2016 season to the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane in “Rumble at The Ridge V” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway to open the Summer Heat Series for USCS.

The former USCS National Champion Skinner battled early and often for the lead with Brad Bowdon of Hernando, MS before taking the lead in lapped traffic on lap 24 with an inside move. Hagar charged from the eighth starting spot to follow his mentor by Bowdon into the second spot.

A late-race caution in the 30-lap feature race set up a close finish, as Skinner got off the inside and sailed around the top on the restart. Hagar tried to throw the slider in an effort to take the lead and his fifth USCS win of the season, but to no avail.

“It seems like I’ve finished second to him (Hagar) a lot this season, so it feels good to win one,” Skinner said. “The bottom was good early and we got by Bowdon to take the lead in lapped traffic. There’s nothing better than a black dirt track, and Crowley’s Ridge is now my favorite race track. I love this place!”

Skinner became the ninth different winner this season on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented By K&N Filters. Finishing in third behind Skinner and Hagar was Zach Pringle of Bryant, AR, who came from the 17th starting position to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The defending USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN finished fourth and 2015 Riverside Int. Speedway Champion Andy McElhannon from Hernando, MS took the fifth spot.

A.G. Raines of West Memphis, AR led the next group in sixth place and Joe B. Miller of Millersburg, MO finished seventh. The 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jordan Mallett of Greenbrier, AR came home in the eighth spot, with Bowdon in ninth, while 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson of Millington, TN rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Morgan Turpen won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash,. In the four eight lap heat races, Cody Gardner of Benton, AR won the Engler Machine and Tool 1st Heat Race, McElhannon won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 2nd Heat Race, Skinner took the Schoenfeld Headers 3rd Heat Race, and Tim Crawley of Benton, AR won the JE Pistons 4th Heat Race. The 12-lap Saldana Racing Products B-Main Race was won by third-generation driver Joey Moughan of Springfield, IL.

Skinner took to the low road from the K&N Filters Pole Position to take the lead at the drop of the green flag to start the race. Bowdon worked the high line from his outside front row starting spot. The lead duo swapped the point several times each lap, keeping the standing-room-only crowd not needing a seat!

Bowdon took the lead on lap six, and kept Skinner behind him at the start/finish line for the next 16 laps. In the meantime, Hagar made a big move on lap 20 to move up to the third spot, and he followed Bowdon and Skinner into heavy lapped traffic on lap 24. Skinner took over the lead, and brought Hagar with him up to the second spot.

The caution flag came out on lap 27 for a multi-car tangle in turn two, which set up an exciting three-lap dash to the finish. When the green came out, everyone expected Skinner to hug the bottom groove. As Hagar tried to set up for an outside move, Skinner didn’t budge from the high side.

Hagar, who was fourth in the Nation in 2016 sprint car wins, then changed direction and dove for the bottom to try a slide job pass that came up short. Skinner took his pupil to school one more time, held on to the lead for three more tours around the tight quarter-mile clay oval, and came home to take the win.

In preliminary action, Morgan Turpen won the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash,. In the four eight lap heat races, Cody Gardner of Benton, AR won the Engler Machine and Tool 1st Heat Race, McElhannon won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 2nd Heat Race, Skinner took the Schoenfeld Headers 3rd Heat Race, and Tim Crawley of Benton, AR won the JE Pistons 4th Heat Race. The 12-lap Saldana Racing Products B-Main Race was won by third-generation driver Joey Moughan of Springfield, IL.

Local favorite, Keith Hammett of Jonesboro, AR won the 20-lap USCS K&N Filters Modified Outlaw Series main event. To the disappointment of some race fans, featured competitor Ken Schrader from Concord, NC got collected in a first turn/first lap multi-car wreck and had to retire to the pits wreck

The USCS Outlaw Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car drivers will now move to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR for Night 2 of the Summer Heat Series on Saturday night. The finale of the three-race series will be Sunday night at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, AR.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

FEATURE RACE – 30 LAPS:

POS START CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN 1. 1 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 2. 8 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 3. 17 8z Zach Pringle Bryant, AR 4. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 5. 3 42 Andy McElhannon Hernando, MS 6. 11 3 A.G. Raines West Memphis, AR 7. 16 51b Joe Miller Millersburg, MO 8. 4 14 Jordan Mallett Greenbrier, AR 9. 2 39 Brad Bowdon Hernando, MS 10. 18 40 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN 11. 13 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 12. 14 32 Robert Richardson Pengburn, AR 13. 12 27 Curt Terrell Bartlett, TN 14. 20 44 Ronny Howard Olive Branch, MS 15. 7 88 Tim Crawley Benton, AR 16. 15 5 Joey Moughan Springfield, IL 17. 22 21 Brandon Hinkle Cabot, AR 18. 6 88r Cody Gardner Benton, AR 19. 19 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 20. 21 44t T.J. Hughes Hernando, MS 21. 10 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 22. 9 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 23. 23 24d Danny Sams III Englewood, FL (DNS)

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Gardner BMRS Second Heat: McElhannon Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Skinner K&N Filters Fourth Heat: Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: Skinner JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Pringle K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Pringle Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Pringle Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: McElhannon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Raines Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Miller DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Mallett DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Nicholson

Failed To Transfer To A-Main Race: #69 Jamey Mooney – Heber Springs, AR #7d Dylan DeJournett – New Madrid, MO #18t Tyler Vaughn – Bono, AR #Zone Kevin Hinkle – Cabot, AR

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY K&N FILTERS PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Turpen; 2. Skinner; 3. Hagar; 4. Taylor; 5. Gray; 6. Willingham.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Gardner; 2. Hagar; 3. Turpen; 4. Moughan; 5. Miller; 6. Howard; 7. DeJournett.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. McElhannon; 2. Mallett; 3. Terrell; 4. Nicholson; 5. B. Hinkle; 6. Hughes.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Skinner; 2. Gray; 3. Taylor; 4. Bugg; 5. Vaughn; 6. Mooney; 7. Sams.

JE Pistons Heat 4 – (8 Laps): 1. Crawley; 2. Bowden; 3. Raines; 4. Willingham; 5. Richardson; 6. Pringle; 7. K. Hinkle.

DHR Suspensions B-Main – (12 Laps): 1. Moughan; 2. Miller; 3. Pringle; 4. Nicholson; 5. Willingham; 6. Howard; 7. Hughes; 8. B. Hinkle; 9. DeJournett; 10. K. Hinkle.

Photo/Caption: #26 - Marshall Skinner charged to his first USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season on Friday night at Crowleys Ridge Raceway. (Scott Frazier photo)

USCS Media Contact – PETE WALTON – (770) 865-6097 Email: peteuscs@att.net

 

 

20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters “Freedom 40” and Holiday FIREWORKS headline at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday ( July 2nd)

Atlanta, GA - June 29, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) “Freedom 40” Salute to America race and a Holiday FIREWORKS show headline the action at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on this Saturday, July 2nd at 7:30pm. The race at the 1/4-mile high-banked gumbo clay oval facility for the USCS drivers was to be the second scheduled 2016 season appearance at the historic facility located just across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee but, their first 2016 event on June 4th was rained out weather forecasts for this Saturday are much more promising.

The race will be the second round of a three race Holiday weekend mini-series at tracks located in the state of Arkansas. This event is also set to be race number twenty-one on the 2016 schedule for the Nationally touring USCS sprint car drivers. The Riverside International Speedway event is expected to draw a large field of winged sprint car drivers. Drivers from six states and from as far away as Florida are entered for the three events

An action packed program awaits fans at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday night as the USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing format will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car, six-lap shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the challenging 40-lap USCS “Freedom 40” Salute to Freedom winged sprint car A-main event.

The race will award USCS presented by K&N Filters National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee.

Just a few of the noted drivers who are entered include Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is the current National points leader. Also entered is defending (2015) USCS National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who made history in 2015 as the only woman to ever be crowned as the Champion of a major sprint car series when she swept not only the National title but both USCS regional series Championships as well.

Other entries include, local favorite Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who won twice during the 2016 USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 5-race mini-series and followed that with a win in the USCS Randy Helton Memorial Race on June 18th at East Alabama Motor Speedway. Hagar currently leads the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional point standings and is the series

Also entered are 2012 USCS National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and past series National Champion Marshall Skinner also from Marion, Arkansas. The 2015 Riverside International Speedway track Champion, Andy McEhannon from Hernando, Mississippi and Past Riverisde track Champions A.G. Rains from West Memphis and Cody Gardner from Benton, Arkansas are also entered.

The current UCS Rookie of the Year points leader, Brnadon McLain from Cumming, Georgia will be at Riverside and he ranks fourth in the National point standings. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi who ranks seventh in the current standings is entered as is 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennesseee. Veteran drivers Ray Bugg from Iuka, Mississippi and USCS regular Ronny Howard from Nesbit, Mississipi are both entered.

Also on the racing program Saturday evening are three of Riverside’s weekly Saturday night racing divisions including the Limited Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds and Riverside Stock Cars.

Track owner Clayton Allen has promised a spectacular Fireworks show to Celebrate our Nation’s Freedom!

For more information on Riverside International Speedway visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com The office number is 901-840-1970 or 901-508-6200 and the race day phone number is 870-735-8071. For more information on the USCS including the full 2016 schedule, please visit www.uscsracing.com Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net or phone: 770-865-6097

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars set for busy Independence Day weekend triple-header (Friday thru Sunday)

Atlanta, GA - June 27, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters is set to invade three Arkansas ovals this coming weekend. On Friday, July 1st the series for winged sprint cars headlines the 5th annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould Arkansas. On Saturday night July 2nd the USCS sprint cars headline the USCS “Firecracker 40” Salute to Freedom at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. The series then closes out the Independence Day Holiday weekend with the 4th annual “Duel at the Diamond” at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas. Each race pays the victor at least $2000.

An action packed program awaits race fans at each speedway as the USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing format will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car, six-lap shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS winged sprint car A-main event.

Each race will award USCS presented by K& Filters National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee.

For more information on the events or directions to the speedways please check out their websites. Crowleys Ridge Raceway’s is www.crraceway.com. For info on Riverside International Speedway please visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com . Information on Diamond Park Speedway is available at www.diamondparkspeedway.com . Each track also has a Facebook page.

For United Sprint Car Series information including rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net or phone: 770-865-6097

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint Cars and Holiday FIREWORKS! headline the action at Diamond Park Speedway Park on Sunday, July 3rd

Atlanta, GA - June 25, 2016 – The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas as headliners of the 4th annual “Duel at the Diamond” sprint car speed spectacular with FIREWORKS on Sunday, July 3rd.at 8:00 pm. Sprint car drivers from at least five states are expected for the series seventeenth event of the 2016 season. With nearly $20,000 in “Duel at the Diamond” prize money posted, the winner of the USCS Sprint Car A-Main will receive a $2000 payday.

Expected USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour entries include 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas who has won every USCS contest at Diamond Park Speedway. Also entered is 11-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and defending (2015) USCS National Champion and fan favorite female sprint car driver Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Also expected is 2013 USCS National Champ Derek Hagar and past series Champion Marshall Skinner, both are from Marion, Arkansas

Crawley’s victories at Diamond Park Speedway came on consecutive annual visits by the series during 2013, 2014 and 2015. Hagar, Turpen, Gray and Crawley were all four ranked among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Sprint Car “Driver of the Year” rankings out of over 3000 drivers considered. Morgan Turpen is the Nation’s top ranked female sprint car driver. She was the 2010 USCS National” Rookie of the Year” Turpen is currently ranked in the runner-up position in the National point standings and in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional point standings. She has eight career UCS victories and has never finished worse than fourth in the USCS National point standings.The versatile twenty-three year old was the 2014 USCS Hoosier Asphalt Series Champion. Sensational seventeen-year-old 2015 USCS “Rookie of the Year” Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida is also expected to be in the field. Snyder ranks third in the USCS National point standings coming into Sunday’s event. The impressive Florida young gun already has won a main event last season and had his second best run of the 2015 season at Diamond Park Speedway when he followed Tim Crawley across the finish line in the runner-up spot after challenging the veteran for the lead late in the race several times.

A full field of winged sprint car drivers is expected including a number of top entries from Arkansas and the surrounding states and even as far away as Florida.

The busy racing card features special events in every other division competing including a whopping $1000 to the winner of the popular Street Stock division. The Factory Stocks will race for a healthy top prize of $750. The Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinder class chases $400 to the winner’s circle.

In addition to those three DPS weekly racing divisions the Diamond State Mod-Lites are expected to bring a talented field of drivers to the speedway for their segment of the Holiday weekend special event on Sunday night.

as they also contest a complete round of action that also includes the K&N Filters Power Dash, qualifying heat races and main events. Four weekly Diamond Park Speedway stock car divisions will add to the action by going wheel to wheel and fender to fender for cash and glory as well. Those stock car divisions include the Pure Stock, Factory Stock, Street Stock and Novice classes. Holiday fireworks are also on the program to help celebrate our country’s 240th birthday.

Nearly $20,000 is posted in guaranteed prize money during the fourth year event. The action-packed racing card includes drivers contesting nearly 200 laps of racing action with 100+ laps of main event finals. For directions to and information about Diamond Park Speedway located on Highway 27 between the towns of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Arkansas please visit www.diamondparkspeedway.com or call the track at 870-845-5390 or Joe Hoen at 870-557-2010. For additional information about the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (USCS) sprint car division including rules and complete racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097. Photo/Caption #10m Defending (2015) United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers into Sunday night’s 4th annual “Duel at the Diamond” speed spectacular at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, AR USCS Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 or Email: peteuscs@att.net Website: www.uscsracing.com Facebook: Uscsracing and USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) plus Twitter: @uscsracing

 

 

HAGAR WINS HIS 4TH USCS RANDY HELTON MEMORIAL USCS RACE AT EAST ALABAMA

PHENIX CITY, AL – June 18, 2016 - Derek Hagar from Marion, AR just might become an honorary member of the Helton Family of Georgia after he picked up his fourth 27-lap Randy Helton Memorial Race victory for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 18th USCS Alabama Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway. The victory was Hagar’s fourth stop of the season in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane. It was also the 2006 USCS Rookie of the Years’ 40th USCS career win.

Hagar came from the fourth starting spot to take the lead from 5-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC on lap 11, and then checked out on the field to take the win. Riggins held off a late-race challenge from past series Champion Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR to finish second. Skinner had to settle for the K&JN Filters Podium Award in the third position. 11-time series National Champion Terry Gray of Barlett, TN came home in the fourth spot, and 3-time 2016 USCS winner, Danny Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL was fifth.

The defending USCS Outlaw Tour National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN finished sixth, Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC took the seventh spot, and Shawn Murray of Jacksonville, FL was eighth. Jake McLain of Indian Trail, NC finished ninth and Greg Smyre of Hickory, NC rounded out the top ten.

“This is a special race and it means a lot to not only win it once, but to also win it four times,” Hagar said. “From the start of the race, I kept pulling the wing back until we got the balance right in the car. Once we got in the clean air after we took the lead, we could pull away.”

Hagar was also complimentary of the standing-room-only crowd that squeezed into East Alabama Motor Speedway on Saturday night after enduring some bad weather on Friday night of what was to be a two-day show that included the 8th Annual Randy Helton Memorial 27-lap race. The race was run for a distance of 27 laps, as that was Randy Helton’s car number when he competed with USCS. East Alabama Motor Speedway was Helton’s favorite track that the series competed at. The event is held each and every season at EAMS.

“I want to thank the fans for having to go through the bad weather last night to come back tonight and pack this place tonight,” Hagar said. “We were looking forward to giving them two great nights of racing, but we were able to pack it all into one night and we thank them for coming out to see it.”

Riggins took the lead at the start of the race from his outside front row starting spot, but the caution flag came out on the opening tour of the race when Bob Auld of Largo, FL and Clint Weiss of Jesup, GA tangled in turn one to necessitate a complete restart. Riggins again took the point on the restart followed by Gray and Hagar.

The second caution flag of the race came out on lap four when Tanner Witherspoon of Jacksonville, FL spun in turn four. Riggins led the field down for the single-file restart followed by Gray, Hagar, Skinner and Smyre.

Things got busy behind the leader when the green bulb came on, as Moss bolted up to the fourth spot, but on lap four, Skinner reclaimed the fourth position and Martin followed him into the fifth spot. By lap ten, Skinner had sailed around Gray to move up to the third spot, while Hagar began to challenge Riggins for the lead.

Hagar set up for an outside move around Riggins in turn two on lap 12 to take the lead, and then began to pull away. Skinner closed in on Riggins to battle for second while Gray and Martin settled into the fourth and fifth spots respectively. The field was slowed by caution for a third time on lap 14 when Darren Orth of Jacksonville, FL spun in turn two.

When the field went back to green flag action, it didn’t take Hagar long to pull away into another zip code. By lap 17, Hagar had a half straightaway lead on Riggins, but that advantage went away when Anthony Nicholson reportedly had a stuck throttle going into turn three and sailed off the outside of racing surface and into the darkness of the evening.

Nicholson’s car them barrel-rolled before coming to a stop upside-down on an access road from the overflow pit area outside turn four. All of the required safety equipment did its job, as Nicholson walked away from the accident scene uninjured.

When the field went back to green flag action, the remaining 12 laps were caution free and Hagar went on to the checkered flag unchallenged. Riggins was able to hold off the strong late-race challenge from Skinner to finish second.

In preliminary action, Gray won the Hoosier Speed Dash and Skinner won the Engler Machine and Tool 1st Heat Race. Hagar won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) 2nd Heat Race, and Martin was the winner of the Schoenfeld Headers 3rd Heat Race.

The most spectacular incident of the evening took place during the start of the ButlerBuilt Seats 2nd Heat Race when 2015 Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder of Marco Island, FL made contact with a car to his inside, hit the front straightaway wall, and got airborne. After executing a series of end-over-end flips, Snyder’s car landed on its wheels in turn one. Once again the required safety equipment worked as designed, as he walked away uninjured.

Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, GA won the 20-lap www/Rock Auto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint feature by passing David Hall of Tampa, FL with two laps to go. Matt McCullough of Snellville, GA, Dirk Miller of Tampa, FL, and Robby Hoffman of Tampa, FL finished third through fifth respectively. McCullough won the series Hoosier Speed Dash and the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat Race.

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Tour presented by K&N Filters moves next to the State of Arkansas for its next three events over the July 4th Holiday Weekend. The event will be on Friday night, July 1 at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Paragould, AR. Riverside International Raceway in West Memphis, AR will host the series on Saturday night, July 2, and Sunday night, July 3 will wrap up the swing at Diamond Park Speedway in Murfreesboro, AR.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. You can also like the United Sprint Car Series Facebook page at USCS Racing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL RANDY HELTON MEMORIAL RACE AT EAST ALABAMA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN PHENIX CITY, AL ON 6/18/16:

FEATURE RACE – 27 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 4 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR
2. 2 47 Eric Riggins Jr. Charlotte, NC
3. 3 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR
4. 1 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN
5. 7 24 Danny Martin Jr. Sarasota, FL
6. 5 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN
7. 8 23 Lance Moss Cherryville, NC
8. 6 22 Shawn Murray Jacksonville, FL
9. 18 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC
10. 14 21k Greg Smyre Hickory, NC
11. 12 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS
12. 15 0x Clint Weiss Jesup, GA
13. 17 38 Tony Agin Ft. Myers, FL
14. 24 43m J.D. McCleary Jacksonville, FL
15. 9 16 Anthony Nicholson Millington, TN
16. 19 83 Bob Auld Largo, FL
17. 23 34 Darren Orth Jacksonville, FL
18. 13 99 Tanner Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
19. 22 33 Joe Larkin Suwanee, GA
20. 20 51 Jay Dunham Grovetown, GA
21. 10 43 Terry Witherspoon Jacksonville, FL
22. 11 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS
23. 16 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA
24. 21 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL (DNS)

USCS SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE AWARDS:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Marshall Skinner
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Danny Martin, Jr.
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Lance Moss
K&N Filters Pole Award: Terry Gray
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (3rd place) Marshall Skinner
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: Marshall Skinner
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: J.D. McCleary (started 24th and finished 14th)
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: Danny Martin, Jr.
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: Morgan Turpen
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Lance Moss
DHR Suspension 8th-Place Award: Shawn Murray
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: Greg Smyre

UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES PRELIMINARY RACE RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - (6 Laps): 1. Gray; 2. Hagar; 3. Skinner; 4. Nicholson; 5. Turpin; 6. Riggins.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 - (8 Laps): 1. Skinner: 2. Riggins; 3. Gray; 4. Willingham; 5. Tanner Witherspoon; 6. Weiss; 7. Auld; 8. Larkin.

ButlerBuilt Seats Heat 2- (8 Laps): 1. Martin; 2. Hagar; 3. Turpen; 4. Te. Witherspoon; 5. Again; 6. Dunham; 7. Snyder.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 3 - (8 Laps): 1. Moss; 2. Nicholson; 3. Murray; 4. Bugg; 5. Smyre; 6. Taylor; 7. McCleary.

www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series MINI SPRINT RESULTS:

FEATURE RACE – 20 LAPS:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN
1. 6 1 Bobby Zaiontz Columbus, MS
2. 3 67 David Hall Tampa, FL
3. 5 14 Matt McCullough Snellville, GA
4. 4 68 Dirk Miller Tampa, FL
5. 1 66 Robby Hoffman Tampa, FL
6. 2 2x Remeno Loyal Snellville, GA
7. 7 28 Conner Morrell Bradenton, FL
8. 8 21b Mike Barton Castillion Springs, TN

USCS HOOSIER 600 MINI SPRINT PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash (Mini Sprints) – (5 Laps): 1. McCullough; 2. Hall; 3. Miller; 4. Loyal; 5. Morrell; 6. Barton.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat – (8 Laps): 1. McCullough; 2. Zaiontz; 3. Miller; 4. Hall; 5. Loyal; 6. Hoffman; 7. Morrell; 8. Barton.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Alabama Sprint Car Nationals at East Alabama Motor Speedway for Father’s Day weekend special on Friday and Saturday (6/17-18, 2016)

Atlanta, GA – June 15, 2016 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars keep a busy 50 race 2016 schedule rolling with a Father’s Day weekend Eastern Alabama double-header on both Friday and Saturday nights for the 18th Annual Alabama Sprint Car Nationals at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama.

For the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers the race also carries significance as the 8th annual Randy Helton Memorial Race. The Saturday night portion of the event honors former United Sprint Car Series racer Randy Helton from Palmetto, Georgia who considered the track his favorite. Helton passed away from a massive heart attack in 2006.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters has been a Father’s Day weekend tradition at East Alabama Motor Speedway for eighteen years. The USCS sprint cars will be making their one and only scheduled appearances of the 2016 season at the speedway.

East Alabama Motor Speedway has also been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 19 seasons and has been on the schedule every season since the series was founded in 1997. The series last visited The 4/10 mile super-fast high-banked red clay oval track during the 2014 season when Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won his second Randy Helton Memorial Race in a row.

Hagar who additionally won his career-first sprint car and first USCS event at East Alabama Motor Speedway in June of 2007 tops the entry list and has three total visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the Randy Helton Memorial Race. He has 39 career victories in the United Sprint Car Series.

Right next to Derek Hagar at the top of the list is 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who like Hagar won her first race during the 2011 version of this same event. Like Hagar she was also the previous season’s USCS Rookie of the Year (2010). In addition to being the defending National Champion, Morgan Turpen has a runner-up finish in four previous title runs. She is currently only a couple of points out of first place in the 2016 National point standing in her quest to repeat as the series National Champion.

In addition to Hagar and Turpen a strong contingent of drivers from at least seven states are entered. Those include 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Also entered is five-time 2015 winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. and past National Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas.

In addition to the 130 mile per hour USCS winged sprint cars, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car series winged mini sprints who will also reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour on the speedway’s straight-aways.

On both Friday and Saturday nights the two USCS sprint car divisions are on the 18th Annual Alabama Sprint Car Nationals racing card with a full racing program that includes Test and Tune Hot Laps, the Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events in each of them. Three East Alabama Motor Speedway weekly racing divisions join the action with those open wheel headliners each night.

On Friday night the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Nesmith Street Stock and Road Warrior divisions compete in a full racing program. On Saturday evening the EAMS Late Models, Hobby and Hot Shot divisins compete on a busy racing card.

For info on East Alabama Motor Speedway please visit their website www.eamsdirt.com or call the track office at 334-297-2588. For USCS information please call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 or Email: peteuscs@att.net

Friday, June 17 Details:
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars
www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winge mini sprints
Limited Late Model $500 to win
NeSmith Street Stock $350 to win
Road Warrior $250 to win

On Friday night: Competitor Area Pit Passes are $25 for adults. Children walking to age 10 are $15.
Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, children 10 and under are FREE, military/senior discount available at the gate.

Saturday, June 18 Details:
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars
www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winge mini sprints
EAMS Late Model $1000 to win
Hobby $400 to win
Hot Shots $150 to win.

On Saturday night: Competitor Area Pit Passes are $30 for adults. Children walking to age 10 are $15
Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, children 10 and under are FREE, military/senior discount available at the gate.

 

 

Brian Bell charges to USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #3 win at Greenville Speedway

Greenville, MS – May 29, 2016 – Brian Bell from Memphis, Tennessee chased down early race leader, Ernie Ainsworth from Bartlett, Tennessee and made the winning pass in mid-race of the the rain-delayed 25-lap USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Speedweek Round #3 main event at Greenville Speedway on Sunday night. The win was Bell’s first of the 2016 season after he started inside the third row.
Bell was unofficially scored as the previous night’s winner at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi, but, failed post-race inspection after his victory lane celebration.

2013 USCS National Champ, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas, who won Friday night’s and was declared the winner of Saturday night’s event at Jackson after Bell’s DQ, charged past Ernie Ainsworth in the closing laps after starting 14th in the main event to finish in the runner-up spot behind Bell. Ainsworth collected the K&N Filters Podium Award in third place. The 2015 Riverside Int. Speedway track Champion, followed Ainsworth in fourth place and 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas rounded out the top five.

Cody Gardner from Benton, Arkansas led the next flight of drivers in sixth place followed by past Champion Marshall Skinner in seventh. 11-time USCS Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was 8th. The 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee was ninth and Casey Rowland from Nesbit, Mississippi rounded out the top ten.

Crawley kicked off the evening’s USCS action by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash. Brad Bowden from Hernando, Mississippi, Marion, Arkansas; Marshall Skinner, A.G. Rains from west Memphis, Arkansas, Andy McElhannon and Ainsworth were all heat race winners.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers move on to contest Round #4 on Memorial Day Monday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, TN where they will be joined by the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and four weekly racing divisions for the track’s traditional Monday Motor Madness. Please visit www.clayhillmotorsports.com or uscsracing.com for more info You may also contact USCS at 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&Nat Greenville Speedway on Sunday, May 29, 2016 results:

HOOSIER SPEED DASH: 88 Tim Crawley, 9jr. Derek Hagar, 26 Marshall Skinner, 42 Andy McElhannon, 16 Anthony Nicholson 47 Eric Riggins.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat : 39 Brad Bowden, 21b , 40 Howard Moore , 4 Casey Rowland, 99B Blake Jenkins, 2-one Kevin Hinkle, 2 Brandon Hinkle and 1 Eddie Gallagher- DNS.
BMRS Second Heat: 26 Marshall Skinner, 01 Shane Morgan, 27 Curt Terrell, 15j Jeremy Middleton, 116 Nick Snyder, 32x Robert Richardson and 44 Ronny Howard.
Wilwood Disc Brakes Third Heat: 3 A.G. Raines, 10 Terry Gray, 9jr. Derek Hagar, 88R Cody Gardner, d6 Dakota Gaines, 10m Morgan Turpen and 22 Kevin Kilpatrick.
Schoenfeld Headers Fourth Heat: 42 Andy McElhannon, 88 Tim Crawley, 47 Eric Riggins, Jr., 31g Johnny Gardner, 38s ody Howard, 25 Ray Bugg, 24d Danny Sam III-DNS.
JE Pistons Fifth Heat : 23B Brian Bell, 91A Ernie Ainsworth, 16 Anthony Nicholson, 07 Brandon Taylor, 28 Jeff Willingham, 10k and 99 Don Warren.
Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1: 47 Eric Riggins, 15j Jeremy Middleton, 07 Brandon Taylor, 22 Kevin Kilpatrick, 31g Johnny Gardner, 32x Robert Richardson, 25 Ray Bugg, 2 Brandon Hinkle, d6 Dakota Gaines, 10k Dewayne White and 24d Danny Sams III-DNS.
Hero Graphics B-Main #2: 116 Nick Snyder, 27 Curt Terrell, 4 Casey Rowland, 38j Cody Howard, 28 Jeff Willingham, 99B Blake Jenkins, 2-one Kevin Hinkle, 99 Don Warren, 44 Ronny Howard and 1 Eddie Gallagher-DNS.
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters A-Main 25 laps:
1. 23B Brian Bell
2. 9jr Derek Hagar
3. 91A Ernie Ainsworth
4. 42 Andy McElhannon
5. 88 Tim Crawley
6. 88r Cody Gardner
7. 26 Marshall Skinner
8. 10 Terry Gray
9. 16 Anthony Nicholson
10. 4 Casey Rowland
11. 3 A.G. Raines
12. 116 Nick Snyder
13. 10m Morgan Turpen
14. 07 Brandon Taylor
15. 01 Shane Morgan
16. 47 Eric Riggins, Jr
17. 15j Jeremy Middleton
18. 28 Jeff Willingham
19. 27 Curt Terrell
20. 22 Kevin Kilpatrick
21. 40 Howard Moore
22. 39 Brad Bowden
23. 38s Cody Howard
24. 21b Brandon Hinkle

DNS
31g Johnny Gardner
32x Robert Richardson
25 Ray Bugg
2 Brandon Kilpatrick
D6 Dakota Gaines
10k Dewayne White
99B Blake Jenkins
2 one Kevin Hinkle
99 Don Warren
44 Ronny Howard
24d Danny Sams III
1 Eddie Gallagher

 

 

Hagar charges to USCS Speedweek opener win at Hattiesburg Speedway on Friday night

HATTIEBURG, MS. – May 27, 2016 - The 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas charged from outside the front row into the lead in turn one on Friday night and never looked back in route to the www.rockauto,com USCS Victory Lane at the end of the 30-lap United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N 11th annual Sprint Speedweek opener at Hattiesburg Speedway.

Hagar bested a 36 car field of entries from 10 states that included friend and fellow Marion, Arkansas resident Marshall Skinner who started in the K&N Filters Pole Position, but chased Hagar the entire race and finished in the runner-up spot. 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas followed in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place after starting sixteenth. Mid South hot shoe Cody Gardner from Benton, Arkansas followed Crawley in the fourth place and 2015 Riverside Speedway Champion, Andy McElhannon from Nesbit, Mississippi rounded out the top five drivers.

2011 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place finish, followed by 5-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina in seventh. Former Riverside Speedway and I-30 Speedway track Champion, A.G. Raines, from West Memphis, Arkansas followed Riggins in eighth place. Young guns Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee and rookie contender Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama finished in the ninth and tenth positions respectively

Derek Hagar kicked off the evening’s preliminary racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Shane Morgan scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Brian Bell rolled to the victory in the BMRS Second Heat. 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year Jordon Mallett took the victory in the Wilwood Disc Brakes Third Heat, Derek Hagar also triumphed in the www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat. Marshall Skinner won the JE Pistons Fifth and final heat race. Jerod Roller charged to the victory in the Saldana Racing Products First B-Main, while Tim Crawley collected the Hero Graphics Second B-Main win.

Brian Bell was the provisional pole position starter after scoring the most passing points in preliminary action, After first heat winner, Shane Morgan drew a six in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Marshall Skinner then received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Third place finisher Tim Crawley passed the most cars (13) in the A-main to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Hoosier Race Tire continues along with the 2016 and 20th season schedule with Round #2 of the 11th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek on Saturday May 28 at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car “Speedweek Round One”; Hattiesburg Speedway; May 27, 2016:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Derek Hagar, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Curt Terrell ad Nick Snyder.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Shane Morgan, Cody Gardner, Ryan Moore, Casey Rowland, Brandon Taylor, Blake Carrier and Johnny Gardner.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Brian Bell, Nick Snyder, Kevin Kilpatrick, Ray Bugg, Danny Sams III, Jason Breeland and Jeff Willingham.

Wilwood Disc Brakes Third Heat: Jordon Mallett, A.G. Rains, Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Jerod Roller, Eric Riggins Jr., and Curt Terrell,

www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: Derek Hagar, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Andy McElhannon, Steven Russell, Clint Weiss and Don Warren.

JE Pistons Fifth Heat: Marshall Skinner, Howard Moore, Kyle Amerson, Tristan Lee, Butch Davd, RustySanford, Dakota Gaines and Cody Kahl.

Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1: 12-laps (3 transfer) 1. #5 - Jerod Roller, Nesbit, MS 2. #D6 - Dakota Gaines, No. Little Rock, AR 3. #38 - Ryan Moore, Moss Point, MS 4. #24D - Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 5. #21 - Butch David, Geismar 6. #83 - Blake Carrier, Amite, LA 7. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 8. #22 - Kevin Kilpatrick, Walls, MS 9. #27 - Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 10. #4 - Casey Rowland, Nesbit, MS 11. #06 - Jason Breeland, Columbia, MS

Hero Graphics B-Main #2: 12-laps (3 transfer) 1. #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #91 - Steven Russell Springfield, IL, 3. #47 - Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #07 - Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 5. #31G - Johnny Gardner, Benton, AR 6. #25 - Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 7. #00 - Tristan Lee, Biloxi, MS 8. #99 - Don Warren, Oak Grove, KY 9. #0x - Clint Weiss, Jessup, GA 10. #20 - Cody Kahl, Gulfport, MS 11. #29s - Rusty Sandford, Seminary, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Speedweek Round One A-main: 30-laps

#9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #88R – Cody Gardner, Byhalia, MS #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS #14m – Jordon Mallett, Greenbriar, AR #47 – Eric Riggins, Jr. Charlotte, NC #3 – A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #24D – Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL #07 – Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #91 – Steven Russell, Springfield, IL #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS #32B – Brian Bell, Memphis, TN #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL #D6 – Dakota Gaines, North Little Rock, AR #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #5 – Jerod Roller, Nesbit, MS #38 – Ryan Moore, Moss Point, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #9Jr. – Derek Hagar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #01 – Shane Morgan Brown nd Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: 32B - Brian Bell Wilwood Disc Brakes Third Heat: #14m –Jordon Mallett www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: 9 Jr - Derek Hagar JE Pistons Fifth Heat: #26 - Marshall Skinner K&N Filters Pole Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #88R – Cody Gardner (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #88 – Tim Crawley Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #88 – Tim Crawley Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #14m – Jordon Mallett Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #47 – Eric Riggins, Jr. DHR Suspension Eight Pace Award: #3 - ,AG. Raines DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #29 - Kyle Amerson

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, DHR Supensions, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sport Shirts and Hero Graphic.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars, headline 18th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on SATURDAY, May, 28th

Atlanta, GA – May 26, 2016 – The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 18th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi on Saturday, May 28th. The historic track’s speed spectacular honors the legendary Southern Modified and Super Modified race car driver Ival Cooper who hailed from Jackson, Mississippi. It will be the third straight year that the United Sprint Car Series has served as headliners of the event that also features specials in open wheel modified divisions and stock car racing.

The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen inch wide specially designed Hoosier rear race tires make them the fastest cars ever to compete on the high-banked ¼ mile oval. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds near 120 miles per hour on the straight-a-ways at Jackson Motor Speedway.

The event is the second race of for the seven race over nine night 11th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek. The event at Jackson Motor Speedway awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The USCS Mid-South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from eight or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

During the 17th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race, sanctioned by the USCS for the first time in 2014, the 2013 United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas captured the victory over 33 of the best drivers in the land on May 23rd.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars the racing card includes a special event for the Limited Modified division of race cars paying $1000 to the winner. Also on the program are the Outlaw type open wheel modified, Street Stock and Factory Stock divisions.

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car Hoosier Speed Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Gates open at 5:00 pm on Saturday with racing action at 7:30 pm. General admission is $20 dollars for adults. $10 for kids 7-12 and 6 and under are FREE. Jackson Motor Speedway is located at 5448 Old Byram Road, Byram, MS 39272. For more info on the track, Please visit www.jacksonmotorspeedway.net or call 601-331-6827 or 601-577-4994. For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and K&N Filters USCS Modified series please visit www.uscsracing.comm or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars invade Hattiesburg Speedway for Round #1 of the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek on Friday night! (5/27)

Atlanta, GA – May 25, 2016 – The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the action packed racing card at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on this Friday, May 27th at 7:30 pm. The event for the United Sprint Car Series is the Round #1 opener of their 11th Annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek. This will be the first ever visit by the series to the hte historic track.

The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars weight only 1300 pounds with 700+ horsepower engines. Those two elements in addition to a huge 25 square foot top wing and seventeen inch wide and specially designed Hoosier rear race tires make them the fastest cars ever to compete on the ¼ mile clay oval. The USCS sprint cars are expected to reach speeds near 120 miles per hour on the straight-a-ways at Hattiesburg Speedway.

The event is the opening event night for the (seven race over nine day) USCS Sprint Speed Week 2016. The event at Hattiesburg Speedway awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The USCS Mid-South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from seven or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars the Nesmith Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modified, Nesmith Street Stock, Outlaw Street and Pure Street Stock divisions keep an action-packed racing card busy all night long.

Race fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop family entertainment that includes a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Hoosier Speed Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Hattiesburg Speedway is located at 4663 US 49 Highway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401. For more info on the track, Please visit www.hattiesburgspeedway.net or call For more information about the 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour please visit www.uscsracing.comm or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Danny Martin, Jr. completes USCS weekend sweep at Needmore Speedway on Saturday.

Norman Park, GA - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - USCS photo - For the second night in a row, Danny Martin, Jr. raced from the K&N Filters Pole Position starting spot into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 20-lap USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event on Saturday night before the largest crowd in track history and a capacity crowd at Needmore Speedway. The win ran Martin’s career win total to 26 victories in USCS competition.

Martin led every lap, on his way to the winner’s share paycheck. Four caution periods and a red flag for 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder’s spectacular crash in turn three on lap nine kept the field close behind him. Snyder who hales from Marco Island, Florida was chasing Martin past a lapped car and launched his #116 off the right rear of the car and took a nasty ride over the guard rail and into the catch fence.

After Snyder’s untimely exit, 14 year-old Rookie of the Year contender Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida took over the runner-up spot in the race order. Sams III held on to the spot for five laps before fading to third place on lap 14. At that point, 2015 USCS National sprint car Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee , who started inside the second row, took up the chase after Martin. Just like on night #1 of the two-night contest, Turpen chased Martin across the line in the runner-up spot.

Danny Sams III held on to the final podium spot and finished in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Just like on the previous night as well, 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee raced across the finish line in fourth place. Young gun Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama had a much improved performance from Friday night and rounded out the top five drivers.

The next group of finishers was led by Jacksonville, Florida’s Shawn Murray, who was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, bur lost the K&N Filters Pole Position via the re-draw to the eventual feature winner (Martin). Murray had a stellar performance and his season’s best finish so far in sixth place. The current USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia followed Murray to the final stripe in seventh place after starting fourteenth. Another Rookie of the Year contender, Tanner Witherspoon, also from Jacksonville, placed eighth. Darren Orth also a Jacksonville, Florida entry finished ninth followed by past USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina who rounded out the top ten drivers.

Danny Martin, Jr. also captured the evening’s the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash to kick off the action. Danny Sams III got his second qualifying heat race win of the weekend when he rolled to victory in the 8-lap Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Then, veteran Terry Gray charged to the checkers first to claim the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat.

After a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Danny Martin, Jr. received the K&N Filters Pole Award and starting position. Rookie driver Brandon Taylor passed the most cars in the A-main for the second night in a row (7) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 20th anniversary 2016 schedule on Friday, May 27th at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with the 11th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek Round #1 of seven events scheduled to transpire over nine days.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars results Needmore Speedway results for Saturday, May 14, 2016.

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash (6 Laps): 1. 24-Danny Martin, Jr.; 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen; 3. 10-Terry Gray; 4. 43-Terry Witherspoon; 5. 116-Nick Snyder; 6. 07-Brandon Taylor.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps): 1. 24d-Danny Sams III[1] 2. 116-Nick Snyder[4] 3. 22-Shawn Murray[8] ; 4. 99-Tanner Witherspoon[3] ; 5. 21b-Brandon McLain[5] 6. 34-Darren Orth[7]; 7. 43-Terry Witherspoon[2] 8. 07-Brandon Taylor[6].

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 2. 10M-Morgan Turpen[3]; 3. 29-Kyle Amerson [4] 4. 24-Danny Martin Jr. [6]; 5. 28-Jeff Willingham[2]; 6. 0x-Clint Weiss[5]; 7. 67-Jake McLain[DNS]

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N A-main May 14m 2016

@ Needmore Speedway - 20-laps

1. #24 - Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. # 24D - Danny Sams III, Sarasota, FL 4. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #29 - Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 6. #22 - Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 7. #07 - Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 8. #99 - Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 9. #34 - Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 10. #21B - Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #28 - Jeff Willingham., Ripley, MS 12. #0X - Clint Weiss, Jessup, GA 13. #116 - Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 14. # 67M - Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 15. #43 - Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #83 - Bob Auld, Largo, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #24 Danny Martin, Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24D Danny Sams III BMRS Second Heat: #10 Terry Gray. K&N Filters Pole Award: #24 Danny Martin, Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #24D Danny Sams III (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #24D Danny Sams III Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #07 Brandon Taylor Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #29 Kyle Amerson Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #22 Shawn Murray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #07 Brandon Taylor

DHR Suspension 8th place: #99 Tanner Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21B Brandon McLain

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,www.rockauto.com, Hoosier Race Tires, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and DHR Suspensions.

 

 

USCS SPRINT SPEEDWEEK FINAL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

USCS Sprint Speedweek 2016 Schedule kicks off Friday, May 27th (7 races in 9 days)

Atlanta, GA – May 08, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour has announced its most intense and exciting USCS Sprint Car Speedweek in nearly a decade for the 2016 and 11th annual version of the popular mini-tour. The 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek will visit seven speedway in four states over the nine day schedule running from Friday, May 27th through Saturday, June 4th.

The United Sprint Car Series will visit a new speedway to the series for the Round #1 Speedweek opener when it travels to Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday, May 27th. On the following night, Saturday, May 28th, the series makes its 4th annual Speedweek visit to famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi for the Ival Cooper Memorial Race and Round #2 of the 2016 USCS Sprint Speedweek. Last season’s USCS Speedweek opened at JMS and was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar.

After the event at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed USCS entourage then travels two hours North for Speedweek 2016 Round #3 at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 29th. The traditional Memorial Day Monday event held for nine of the last ten seasons at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee returns to this season’s USCS Speedweek with Round #4 scheduled on the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 30th.

After a torrid four-race first weekend schedule, the traveling show will then take two days off for repairs before returning to action on Thursday, June 2nd with Round #5 at the historic 1/3 mile Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. Talladega Short Track is significant to the history of the United Sprint Car Series as the first-ever USCS event was held at the speedway on Friday, April 25, 1997.

After having its 2016 season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 27th, the series scheduled yo return for its USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #6 on the Friday, June 3rd at the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Round #7 Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, June 4th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at one of the country’s oldest operating dirt ovals.

Approximately $100,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win $16,000 plus including Dashes, Speedweek point’s monies and contingencies for the week’s action. All five of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main in each. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2016. Any driver who starts all seven A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $2000 for the week including prize money and Speedweek point’s money.

There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places. Additionally each night’s Speedweek 2016 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour points. The Talladega Short Track Round #5 and Magnolia Motor Speedway Round #6 events are multi-region events and award USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series points as well.

During the course of the seven nights of intense competition, many of the top ranked drivers in the Nation are expected to compete. Those include eleven-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Tim Crawley who was the 2002 NSCHOF 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year and the 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder National Champion and as well as a three-time USCS Mid South regional series Champion is expected to compete as well as the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas.

Over 60 different drivers from 7-10 states are expected to compete in the seven USCS Sprint Speedweek 2016 events. For further USCS info including updated schedules and rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS at 770-865-6097.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Butlerbuilt, and Hero Graphics. USCS

 

 

USCS 20th season re-fires at Needmore Speedway Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th

Atlanta, GA – May 6, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars makes its first-ever appearance at Needmore Speedway on Friday, May 13th for the speedway's USCS “Sprint Car Speed Spectacular". The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the two night racing event and are expected to reach speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour at the high-banked 4/10 mile D-shaped clay oval located just East of Moultrie, Georgia in the farming community of Norman Park. The two nights of speed include a www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series sanctioned for winged mini sprint event as well.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA winged mini sprints will contest a complete action filled racing format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events in each division on both nights. The racing card will also feature Late Model and Stock Car Racing in the speedway’s weekly racing divisions each night as well

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include 2015 National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America. Also entered is her team-mate and eleven time USCS National Champion and current points leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranked second in the final USCS 2015 National standings .

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to Needmore Speedway include 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who finished in third place in the USCS National point standings as well in 2015. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi who was fourth in the 2015 National standings and 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina are both entered . Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a four-time 2015 USCS winner and finished in the runner-up spot in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is also expected.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won USCS sprint car races including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who mage stops after wins in thewww.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Martin from Sarasota, Florida won three times in 2015 USCS competition. Martin recently won the USCS Southern Thunder regional series 2016 season opener at All Tech Raceway on April 1st.

The grandstands gates open at 5pm on Friday, May 13th. Test and Tune hot laps kick off at 7 pm with acing action beginning at 8pm. On Saturday night gates open a half hour earlier and racing kicks off at 7:30 pm.All Needmore Speedway is located at 1060 John Vickers Road in Norman Park, Georgia 31771. The track phone number 229-630-7207. The Official website is www.needmorespeedway.org

For rules and updated schedules and other info for the USCS please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

Derek Hagar rocks to USCS Outlaw Thunder win in Rockin’ with the Stars at Smoky Mountain

Maryville, TN. - April 23, 2016 - The 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Derek Hagar who hails from Marion, Arkansas made his first 2016 visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Hagar charged from his outside the front row starting position past K&N Filters Pole Position starter Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia into the lead in turn one of the thirty-lap main event and led every one of the thirty circuits in the sprint car portion of the speedway’s “Rockin’ with the Stars event presented by Classic Rock 103.5 WIMZ Hagar was the 2007 USCS Rookie of the Year and this was his thirty-seventh career win in the series. Hagar became the sixth different feature winner in the six races contested thus far during the 20th anniversary and 2016 USCS season.

Hagar led every lap in his DHR Suspensions #9Jr,, but, not without being challenged several times in lapped traffic by

2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee, who won this same event during the series 2014 visit. Nicholson started in third position and chased Hagar for most of the contest, but, had to settle for runner-up in the end. 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee collected the K&N Filters Podium Award for third place. 2015 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished in fourth place, The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell also from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top five.

The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, FL had a rough start for the evening and missed his heat race. But, undaunted in the main event Snyder rallied from a back row starting position to finish ahead of the next group in sixth place. Jacksonville, Florida sprint car racing veteran Terry Witherspoon brought his #43 across the finish line in seventh place. Another veteran USCS racer, Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain, Georgia drove his Increte Systems sponsored #21A sprint car to an eighth place finish after battling the entire 30 laps with Witherspoon and ninth place finishing 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina piloting his Allen Tate Realtors #21B machine, The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi completed the top ten finishers.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the USCS winged sprint car portion racing action by winning the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Derek Hagar scored a win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and past USCS Champion Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas won in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) Second Heat. The event at Smoky Mountain Speedway was both a USCS Mid South Thunder regional series and USCS Southern Thunder regional series points awarding event. Points were awarded Nationaly for both regions in the Hoosier Speed Dash and A-Main events.

Marshall Skinner was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, In the re-draw for the top six qualified cars starting positions in the main event, a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die. The six inversion awarded Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Taylor the K&N Filters Pole Award. Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (10) to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

**Rookie Round-Up:

Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is a USCS sprint car division Rookie of the Year contender finished in twelfth place. Yaylor started on the K&N Filters Pole Position for the main event. He then ran with the top five and six postions before droping out with five laps to go with a cut down tire. After several stellar performances fourteen year-old, Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida continued his quest for the 2016 and 20th anniversary season USCS Rookie of the Year title at Smoky Mountain. He went over the wall in his heat race. With the driver okay but, a damaged car. Sams III wisely took the green and made one points collecting lap iin the main event, before coasting to the infield with rear-end/axle damage from the wreck in his heat race. And was scored 17th in the main event.

**Other notes:

BMRS 2nd Heat winner Marshall Skinner, who was the high passing/qualifying points earner from the heat races, started sixth in the main event and was challenging Terry Gray for third place when his mount suffered a broken U-Joint that exploded ending his gallant run on lap 21.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 and 20th Anniversary schedule on Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th when the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the 4/10 mile red clay oval at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia for the first-time ever.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour 20th anniversary season, please visit http://www.uscsracing.com/ or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Butlerbuilt, and Hero Graphics.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Smoky Mountain Speedway on April 23, 2016 results:

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash: 10m Morgan Turpen, 9jr Derek Hagar, 10 Terry Gray, 26 Marshall Skinner, 07 Brandon Taylor and 16 Anthony Nicholson,

Engler Machine & Tool 1st Heat: 9jr Derek Hagar, 10 Terry Gray, 16 Anthony Nicholson, 21B Brandon McLain. 10m Morgan Turpen, 21 Aubrey Black, 67 Jake McLain, 28 Jeff Willingham and 24D Danny Sims III.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 2nd Heat: 26 Marshall Skinner, 27 Curt Terrell, 43 Terry Witherspoon, 07 Brandon Taylor, 34 Darren Orth, 25 Ray Bugg, 12 Don Ryder, 38 Tony Agin, 116 Nick Snyder and 99 Tanner Witherspoon (DNS),

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Smoky Mountain Speedway, TN

A-main event results after 30 Laps:

1. 9jr Derek Hagar Marion, AR 2. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN 3. 10 Terry Gray Bartlett, TN 4. 10m Morgan Turpen Cordova, TN 5. 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 6. 116 Nick Snyder Marco Island, FL 7. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 8. 21 Aubrey Black Lookout Mtn, GA 9. 21B Brandon McLain Indian Trail, NC 10. 28 Jeff Willingham Ripley, MS 11. 67 Jake McLain Indian Trail, NC 12. 07 Brandon Taylor Cumming, GA 13. 26 Marshall Skinner Marion, AR 14. 12 Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN 15. 25 Ray Bugg Iuka, MS 16. 34 Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 17. 24 Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 18. 38 Tony Agin, Naples, FL (DNS) 19. 99 Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10m Morgan Turpen Engle Machine and Tool First Heat: #9jr. Derek Hagar Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: #26 Marshall Skinner K&N Filters Pole Award: #07 Brandon Taylor JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9Jr. Derek Hagar (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #27 Curt Terrell Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 Nick Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #43 Terry Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 Jeff Willingham

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters sprint cars and Southern All Star Super Late Models co-headline “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday (April 23rd)

Monday, April 19, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set to invade the 4/10 mile dirt oval at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday night (April 23rd) at 7:00 pm as co-headliners of the “Race Rockin the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 FM. The stars and cars of the Southern All Stars Super Late Models Series share top billing with the USCS winged sprint drivers on the racing card.

The event will be the fifth annual visit for the USCS sprint car drivers to Smoky Mountain Speedway. This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2016 and 20th anniversary season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to the speedway. The event at SMS will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and Carolinas. .

The USCS drivers will compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane and pickup the $2500 top prize on Saturday night. The USCS and Southern All Star Super Late Models will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints at Smoky Mountain Speedway as well

This event, which is the second half of an East Tennessee double-header for the United Sprint Car Series and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints, is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. Those pre-entered drivers include 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the 2015 National Champion plus she claimed the title in both the Mid South and Southern Thunder regional series as well. The 2015 USCS Smokey Mountain Speedway USCS “Thunder in the Smokies Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas is also entered.

The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Saturday night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints wil compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

Smoky Mountain Speedway’s official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com . For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline action-packed ”FREAKIN’ FAST FRIDAY”

racing card at I-75 Raceway this FRIDAY (April 22nd)

April 17, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set for their first-ever invasion of I-75 Raceway this Friday night (April 22nd) for an event entitled ”Freakin’ Fast Friday” The special FRIDAY night event is race number seven of the series’ 50 race 20th anniversary season. A strong contingent of USCS drivers from at least seven states are expected to compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at a new venue for the series on Friday night. The one-third mile red clay I-75 Raceway oval is located in Niota (Sweetwater), Tennessee.

This is the one and only scheduled visit during the 2016 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to I-75 Raceway. The event will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

The USCS headline division (winged sprint cars) will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive divisions with a complete racing card of their own in each division.

The I-75 Raceway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Friday y night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The USCS qualifying heat races are next on the sprint car racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

On Saturday night (April 23rd) the two USCS sprint car divisions invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5. The program features another high-speed action-packed racing card that also includes the Southern All Star Late Models for an event the pays $5000 to win the Dirt Late Model portion of the event.

Pit area gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday with spectator grandstand gates opening at 5:00 pm. Racing action kicks off at 7:30 pm. Spectator grandstand admission is $20 for Adults. Children from 6 yrs. to 11 yrs. old are $5 and Children 5 yrs. and under are FREE.

The I-75 Raceway is located approximately three miles Northwest of Interstate 75 at 1701 Highway 68, Niota, Tennessee. I-75 Raceway’s official website is www.i75raceway.com For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline action-packed ”FREAKIN’ FAST FRIDAY”

racing card at I-75 Raceway this FRIDAY (April 22nd)

April 17, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set for their first-ever invasion of I-75 Raceway this Friday night (April 22nd) for an event entitled ”Freakin’ Fast Friday” The special FRIDAY night event is race number seven of the series’ 50 race 20th anniversary season. A strong contingent of USCS drivers from at least seven states are expected to compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at a new venue for the series on Friday night. The one-third mile red clay I-75 Raceway oval is located in Niota (Sweetwater), Tennessee.

This is the one and only scheduled visit during the 2016 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to I-75 Raceway. The event will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

The USCS headline division (winged sprint cars) will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive divisions with a complete racing card of their own in each division.

The I-75 Raceway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Friday y night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The USCS qualifying heat races are next on the sprint car racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

On Saturday night (April 23rd) the two USCS sprint car divisions invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5. The program features another high-speed action-packed racing card that also includes the Southern All Star Late Models for an event the pays $5000 to win the Dirt Late Model portion of the event.

Pit area gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday with spectator grandstand gates opening at 5:00 pm. Racing action kicks off at 7:30 pm. Spectator grandstand admission is $20 for Adults. Children from 6 yrs. to 11 yrs. old are $5 and Children 5 yrs. and under are FREE.

The I-75 Raceway is located approximately three miles Northwest of Interstate 75 at 1701 Highway 68, Niota, Tennessee. I-75 Raceway’s official website is www.i75raceway.com For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

$5K up for grabs in Tennessee double for USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars on April 22nd and 23rd

April 14, 2016 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars are set to invade two East Tennessee dirt ovals on Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd. The events are scheduled to be race numbers seven and eight of the series’ 20th anniversary season. The USCS drivers will compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at a new venue for the series on Friday night at the one-third mile oval at I-75 Raceway in Niota (Sweetwater), Tennessee. On the following night they make their fifth annual stop at the four-tenths mile Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. $5000 is up for grabs for a driver who can sweep on both nights.

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2016 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to each of those speedways. Each race will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Carolinas.

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On Friday, April 22nd the series makes its first stop of the weekend for ”Freakin’ Fast Friday” at I-75 Raceway. The USCS headline division (winged sprint cars) will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the speedway’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive divisions with a complete racing card of their own.

On Saturday night, April 23rd the two USCS sprint car divisions invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5. The high-speed racing card also includes the Southern All Star Late Models for an event the pays $5000 to win the Dirt Late Model portion of the event.

This two-night special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the tracks. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

Each night's USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints wil compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.

The I-75 Raceway is located approximately three miles Northwest of Interstate 75 at 1701 Highway 68, Niota, Tennessee. I-75 Raceway’s official website is www.i75raceway.com Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road, Maryville, Tennessee. Smoky Mountain Speedway’s official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com . For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

Trey Starks charges to USCS "Thunder in Carolina" finale win at Lancaster Super Speedway

Lancaster, SC. - April 9, 2016 - Puyallup, Washington young gun Trey Starks made his first visit to the Lancaster Super Speedway's super-fast half mile a memorable one. Starks raced past 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder who hails from Marco Island, Florida on lap ten and then parked Jeff McCall's #23 J&J Auto Racing sprint car in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the end of the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 25-lap main event on Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway. The win was Starks' career third USCS victory, all accumulated over six races since last October.

Starks who earlier won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, started sixth on the grid, then moved into third position by the end of lap one. It took nine more laps for Starks to run down Nick Snyder who had plans of his own for a victory lane celebration. Starks got past Snyder on that tenth circuit, then pulled away from the Florida young gun and the rest of the field of all star drivers from seven states and Canada

Several times the field, with Snyder in the number two spot, bunched behind Starks for re-starts after caution periods on laps two, thirteen and sixteen. The Washington state drver (Starks) was not to be denied on this night after losing an engine on the previous night while leading with 5 laps to go in the USCS Thunder Nationals Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina..

Nick Snyder, who won once during his rookie season title run in 2015, chased Starks across the finish line in the runner-up spot. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat winner, Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario, Canada challenged Snyder for the runner-up spot over the final 15 laps of the main event, but the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints series Champion had to settle for the K&N Filters Podium Award third place.

The evening's Hoosier Speed Dash winner Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina followed Brown across the line in fourth place. Justin Barger from Montrose, New York who finished in the runner-up spot on Friday night at Carolina Speedway completed the top five finishers.

The previous night's feature winner, veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio, topped the next group of drivers with a sixth-place finish. Eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee followed his original "Outlaw" co-hart in seventh place. Past USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from nearby Indian Trail, North Carolina finished in eighth place. The defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee followed in ninth place. 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina rounded out the top ten.

The only rollover of the night occurred when Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia flipped on the second lap of the main event. Fortunately he was uninjured.

Five-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won this same event on April 11, 2015 started fourth, but, dropped out with mechanical issues on lap two, ending his chance to repeat as the event's Champion..

As previously mentioned, Johnny Bridges kicked off the evening’s USCS racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Mitch Brown scored a win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Trey Starks captured the win in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) Second Heat.

Eric Riggins, Jr. was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, In the main event re-draw for the top six qualified cars, four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Mitch Brown received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 and 20th Anniversary schedule on Friday, April 22nd when the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints invade the 1/4 red clay oval at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee for the first time ever. On the following night the USCS sprint cars and mini sprints move less than an hour away to compete at the 4/10 mile clay oval at famed Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee in a three series triple-header racing card that also includes a Southern All Star Super Late Model Series sanctioned late model event.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour 20th season, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series; “Thunder in Carolina" 2016 Round Two at Lancaster Super Speedway on April 9, 2016:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges, Justin Barger, Danny Smith, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins, Jr. and Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Mitch Brown, Eric Riggins, Jr., Justin Barger, Danny Smith, Brandon Taylor, Johnny Petrozelle, Brian Thomas, Tim Perry and Joe Larkin.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Trey Starks, Nick Snyder, Johnny Bridges, Morgan Turpen, . Jake McLain, Terry Gray, Tony Agin and Brandon McLain,

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters A-main at Lancaster Spuper Speedway: 30-laps

1. #23 Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 2 #116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

3. #10B Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., Canada 4. #23b Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 5. . #5 Justin Barger, Montrose, NY 6. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH 7. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

8. #67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 10. #21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #07T Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 12. #36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 13 #38 Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL

14. #59III Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 15. #47 Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 16. #67T Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 17. #33 Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #23b Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10B Mitch Brown Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: #23 Trey Starks K&N Filters Pole Award: #10B Mitch Brown JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23b Johnny Bridges (4th place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10B Mitch Brown Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21 Brandon McLain Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #5 Justin Barger Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #4 Danny Smith Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10 Terry Gray DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21 Brandon McLain

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour:

K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Butlerbuilt, and Hero Graphics.

 

 

Danny Smith races to Night One USCS "Thunder in Carolina" win at Carolina Speedway

GASTONIA, N.C. – April 8, 2016 - Sprint car racing veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio made his career-first visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the end of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 30-lap main event on Friday night at Carolina Speedway. Smith celebrated the win as his first of his 42nd season in which he has won at least one time each season during a career that made him an inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame during the 2015 season.

Smith bested a field of drivers from seven states and Canada in his first attempt at the four-tenths mile oval, Smith started in third position behind from K&N Filters pole position starter Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington. After fading to fourth place early in the contest, he rallied back to the runner-up spot by lap ten and chassed Starks who was pulling away.

A caution on lap twelve for Tim Perry's contact with an infield tire bunched the field behind Starks with Smith, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina, 11 time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and Justin Barger from Montrace, New York comprising the top five.

The race resumed, while as the paycheck was starting to be filled out with Starks name on it. As the race continued caution free/ Then, on lap twenty-five, Trey Starks drove Jeff McCall's #23 to the infield with engine problems and Smith cruised the final five laps to victory lane in his own #4. Ohio Valley Veneer/Kears Speed Shop sponsored J&D Performance powered Maxim sprint car.

In the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane Smith said, “You know I was pretty good out there, but, he (Starks) was fast and I had just kind of settling for second. Then, I saw his black car going to the infield and then I saw the checkered flag and they told me to go to victory lane. It's all good."

New York state driver, Justin Barger chased Danny Smith across the finish line in the runner-up spot followed by local favorite Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Bridges won this same event in 2015. Terry Gray finished in fourth place and his team-mate and defending USCS national sprint car Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top five finishers.

Five-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina led the next group of drivers home with a sixth-place effort followed by defending Southern Ontario Sprints Champion Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario, Canada in seventh. 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida posted an eighth place finish ahead of Fort Myers, Florida racer Tony Agin. One of the series top Rookie of the Year contenders, Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia completed the top ten.

Nick Snyder kicked off Friday evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Justin Barger scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS) Second Heat.

Trey Starks was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Mitch Brown passed the most cars in the A-main (ten) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 schedule on Saturday night with the USCS Thunder in Carolina Round #2 at Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina www.lancastersuperspeedway.com

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series; “Thunder in Carolina" 2016 Round One at Carolina Speedway; April 8, 2016.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Danny Sams III, Brandon McLain and Brian Thomas.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Justin Barger, Morgan Turpen, Jake McLain, Nick Snyder, Eric Riggins, Jr., Danny Sams III, Tim Perry and Mitch Brown.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Danny Smith, Tony Agin, Brandon Taylor, Brandon McLain, Johnny Petrozelle, Brian Thomas and Joe Larkin.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N A-main: 30-laps

1. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH 2. #5 Justin Barger, Montrace, NY 3. #23b Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 4. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. #47 Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 7. #10B Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., Canada 8. #116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 9. #38 Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL 10. #07T Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA 11. #67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 12. #24D Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL 13 #21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #67T Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 15. #23 Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 16. #36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 17. #33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 18. #59III Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #116 Nick Snyder Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #5 Justin Barger BMRS Second Heat: #10 Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #23t Trey Starks JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23b Johnny Bridges (3rd place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #23b Johnny Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10B Mitch Brown Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #47 Eric Riggins, Jr. Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10B Mitch Brown DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #07T Brandon Taylor

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour “THUNDER IN CAROLINA” Sprint Car Nationals top racing at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY (4/8).

Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the red dirt 4/10 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action on Friday, April 8th during the 8th annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Sprint Car Nationals Round #1. The USCS is celebrating its 20th season of competition.

The Friday night event at one of the series drivers’ favorite ovals promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers racing for pride and glory in the 8th annual sprint car challenge event at Carolina Speedway. Friday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in five of Carolina Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. Additionally the action packed racing card features the speedway’s new SECA (open wheel) Modifieds, Street Stock, MMSA (Monster Mini Stock Assoc.) Four Cylinder and Renegade divisions will join the USCS sprint car division with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events as well.

The Carolina Speedway event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track from as far away as places like Canada, Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide Hoosier rear race tires.

Those include Eric Riggins, Jr. From Charlotte, North Carolina who won last season’s version of this event on April 10, 2015 and Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who has numerous Carolina Speedway wins including the 2014 Carolina Thunder Nationals in Apri, 2014. The Fall 2015 visit of the USCS to the “Action Track” was won by Iowa’s Terry McCarl.

Other local and metro area Charlotte, North Carolina sprint car drivers expected to enter for the USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals include USCS 2014 Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are previous Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series Champions, Jake McLain also from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina. Greg Smyre from, Hickory and Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.

Other entries include sprint car veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia , Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi is entered as well, Also entered are USCS 2015 Rookie of the Year and 2016 tyro contenders, Danny Sams III from Englewood, Florida and Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia.

Additionally driver s that hail from Jacksonville , Florida that are pre-entries include ; Terry Witherspoon, J.D McClary, Tanner Witherspooon, Shawn Murray and Darren Orth.

Mitch Brown who was the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints Champion from Ontario, Canada and talented Ohio sprint car hot-show Phil Gressman from Clyde, Ohio are two other potent pre-entries for this event

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Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054. The race track phone number is: (704) 869-0313. The track’s website is www.carolinaspeedway.net For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 


Danny Martin Wins USCS Southern Thunder Tour opener at All-Tech Raceway on Friday

OCALA, Fla. – April 1, 2016 - USCS photo - Danny Martin, Jr. stormed to his 24th career USCS feature win in the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters’ Southern Thunder Tour season opener at All-Tech Raceway, in Lake City, Florida on Friday night. Martin, a three-time USCS National championship runner-up from Sarasota, Fla., charged from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the lead in turn one and left the balance of the field to fight for the runner-up spot before parking his Doug Shaw #24 in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for his initial 2016 USCS Feature win.

Martin, who also won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat race, held off all challengers after five re-starts after caution periods to cross under the flag stand as the leader every single lap before the checkered flag fell on the 25-lap sprint car final.

The 2015 USCS National sprint car Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee , who started in 5th place chased Martin across the line in the runner-up spot. Her team-mate, eleven time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee claimed the K&N Filters Podium Award in third place.

The story of the night was 14 year-old Rookie of the Year contender, Danny Sams III, who won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat earlier in the evening, followed the three sprint car veterans to a fourth place finish. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who started in tenth place rallied to round out the top five finishers.

In the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane, Dabby Martin gave credit to his car owner and crew, “It’s a great night for us. I have to thank my car owner, Doug Shaw – we couldn’t do this without him.”

Floridian Tony Agin took a nasty flip on the initial start of the race and landed hard on the tail of the car, but, was uninjured.

The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina started fourteenth and finished sixth earning him the evening's Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. Darren Orth from Jacksonville, Florida followed McLain closely across the line in seventh place. Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia, who raced in the top five most of the race, finished in eighth place. Shawn Murray also from Jacksonville finished in ninth place. Another former Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina rounded out the top ten.

Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida had a stellar top five finish nixed by a cut down left rear tire on lap 22 of the 25 lap main event.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Danny Martin scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Rookie of the Year points leader, Danny Sams III followed up his dash win by claimed the checkers in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat,

Danny Martin, Jr. was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, After a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (8) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented ed by K&N continues their 20th anniversary 2016 schedule on Saturday night, April 2nd with the weekend final at Bubba Raceway Park.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series at All Tech Raceway on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Brandon Taylor and Danny Sams III,

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Danny Martin Jr., Brian Thomas, Jake McLain, Darren Orth, Tanner Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Frank Carlsson and Clint Weiss, J.D. Mc Clary.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Danny Sams III, Morgan Turpen, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon Taylor, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Shawn Murray, Bob Auld and Tony Agin.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N A-main @ All Tech Raceway : 25-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL
2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
4. #24D – Danny Sams III, Sarasota, FL
5. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
6. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
7. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL
8. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL
9. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA
10. #67M - Jake McLain, Indian Trail, North Carolina
11. #99 – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
12. #20 - Frank Carlsson, Oxford, FL
13. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL
14. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL
15. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA
16. #07 Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA

17. #3 – Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL
19. #43M J.D. Mc Clary, Jacksonville, FL - DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10m Morgan Turpen
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24 – Danny Martin Jr.
BMRS Second Heat: #24D - Danny Sams III
K&N Filters Pole Award: #24 – Danny Martin, Jr.
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10m – Morgan Turpen (2nd place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #24D – Danny Sams III
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #116 - Nick Snyder
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #34 – Darren Orth
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #67 – Jake McLain

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2016 and 20th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Hero Graphics, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline "Spring Speed Xplosion" at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala) on Saturday, April 2nd

Atlanta, GA - March 25, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for the Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series makes its first of two stops during the 2016 racing season at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, April 2nd. The 130 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw style sprint cars headline the exciting racing event that also includes a challenge event between the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and Florida Mini Sprint Action winged mini sprints.

Saturday night’s racing card will see a complete action-packed format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and Championship final main events for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA mini sprints. The track's popular E-MOD division also joins the action with a full racing program of their own..

The USCS and FMSA co-sanctioned mini sprint showdown pits the regionally touring www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints against their Florida counterparts from the Florida Mini Sprint Action series.

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include 2015 and defending National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car drive in North America.

Also entered is Turpen's team-mate and eleven time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranked in second place in the final 2015 USCS National point standings.

Some of the other USCS regulars who are traveling to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, April 2nd include 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who finished third in the National standings as well. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham who finished fourth in the National standings last season is also and headed to Bubba's Raceway next weekend. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who finished in a tight battle with Turpen and Gray for the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is entered. Riggins had four 2015 feature wins.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won sprint car races at Bubba Raceway Park including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who won three times in 2015 USCS competition including the October 16, 2015 event at BRP.

Several others expected to be in contention for a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this weekend are recent BRP winner Garrett Green plus Matt Kurtz, A.J. Maddox

The grandstands gates open at 4pm on Saturday night and racing at 7pm. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482. The track phone number 352-622-9400 and the Official website is www.bubbaracewaypark.com

The official USCS website is www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour headlines All Tech Raceway's "Sprint Car Speed Spectacular" on Friday, April 1st

Atlanta, GA - March 24, 2016 - The 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for the United Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever visit to All Tech Raceway on Friday April 1st for the speedway's high intensity "Sprint Car Speed Spectacular". The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the racing event and are expected to reach speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour at the newly renovated high-banked half mile clay oval located just off Interstate 75 at Exit #414 south of Lake City, Florida.

The night of speed also includes a two series co-sanctioned event for winged mini sprint race cars as well. That mini sprint showdown pits the regionally touring www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints against their Florida counterparts from the Florida Mini Sprint Action Series mini sprints. The mini sprint main event will payout $500 to the winner.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA winged mini sprints will contest a complete action filled racing format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events in each division. The racing card will also feature the Florida T.Q. Late Model division

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include current 2015 National Champion Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car drive in North America. Also entered is her team-mate and eleven time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranked second in the USCS 2015 National standings currently.

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to All Tech Raceway include 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who finished in third place in the USCS National print ca standings as well. The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham who was fourth in the 2015 National standings. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a four-time 2015 USCS winner and finished in the runner-up spot USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is entered.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won USCS sprint car races including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who mage stops after wins in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Martin from Sarasota, Florida won three times in 2015 USCS competition.

All Tech Racway was formally known by several names including the Ellisville Speedway and also a the paved Columbia Motorsports Park. After being closed for some time, the paved surface has been removed by new management/ownership and some Gumbo clay from nearby replaced the asphalt.

And just as expected, the crowds have returned to witness the side-by-side racing action produced by the switch to a clay racing surface at the high speed one half mile oval.

The grandstands gates open at 5pm on Friday, April 1st. Test and Tune hot laps kick off at 7 pm with acing action beginning at 8pm. All Tech Raceway is located at 1024 S.W. Howell Rd., Lake City, FL 32024. The track phone number 386-754-7223. The Official website is www.alltechraceway.com

The official USCS website is www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Reminder of Poplar Bluff Speedway cancellation

Atlanta, GA - March 9, 2016 - As previously announced, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters event originally scheduled on March 18th and 19th at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri was cancelled several weeks ago. The event was scheduled earlier in the year and originally distributed on the United Sprint Car Series 2016 schedule. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event has since been cancelled. The reason being is that the track is no longer is scheduled to re-open in 2016. We thought this was worth a reminder as several people have called inquiring about those races.

Additionally the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints were both scheduled for that event as well. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. No one is more sorry for this news than us here in the USCS office.

The next United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour National event and the USCS Southern Thunder regional series season opener is set for Friday, April 1st at the new All Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. On the following night, the series competes at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. These two events are part of a six event USCS sprint car schedule during April.

For additional United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters info, schedules and rules, please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Seth Bergman charges to USCS Frostbuster season opener win at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Columbus, MS - February 27, 2016 - Seth Bergman from Snohomish, Washington charged to a convincing win in the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 20th anniversary season opener. Bergman started from the fourth position, then avoided a tangle that took out third starting 2013 USCS sprint car Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas and three other drivers. On the re-start, Bergman charged past K&N Filters Pole Position starter, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee on lap two and raced his way into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for his first series win to collect the $2500 winner's share. .

The first lap wreck and consequent red flag and re-start occurred when Derek Hagar spun and collected Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee, A.G. Raines from West Memphis, Arkansas and local Buster Dickerson from nearby Caledonia, Mississippi. Hagar was able to continue after the restart but, the evening was over for the other three drivers.

After the restart, Bergman raced past Nicholson who held down the runner-up spot on lap two. Nicholson held that position until lap seven when Matt Covington from Tulsa, Oklahoma raced past to assume the position. On lap ten, veteran Hall of Fame driver Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio assumed the runner-up spot.

On the next lap Covington got the spot back for keeps. On this lap Hagar also jumped back into fourth place after recovering from going to the back of the 22 car field. Brandon Hanks from Burleson, Tennessee also moved into the top five positions.

By lap fifteen, Nicholson replaced Hanks in the top five for good. On lap 21 Hagar got past Danny Smith for the third position while Bergman charged through lapped cars in dominating fashion.

At the finish line it was Bergman, the winner with Matt Covington in the runner-up spot followed by Derek Hagar in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Veteran Danny Smith finished in fourth place and the 2008 USCS Rookie f the Year Anthony Nicholson rounded out the top five.

Brandon Hanks led the next group of finishers in sixth place. Former series champion and four time 2015 USCS feature winner Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas finished seventh. The 2015 Riverside International Speedway track Champion, Andy McElhannon from Nesbit, Mississippi finished in the eighth position followed by 11-time series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in ninth place. The 2015 USC National Champion and the only female driver n the field, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top ten drivers in the star studded field.

Derek Hagar kicked off the evening’s racing action by scoring the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Anthony Nicholson charged to victory in the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat, Seth Bergman took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Seth Bergman was the provisional pole-starter after he scored the most passing points in heat race action, After a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Anthony Nicholson received the K&N Filters Pole Award and Pole Position for the start of the 30-lap event. Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama who passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the night's Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award also won the UCS 600 mini sprint earlier in the evening.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2016 schedule on Friday, April 1st at the new All Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. The traveling series completes a two-night Sunshine State double-header with an event on Saturday, April 2nd at Bubba Raceway Park n Ocala, Florida. The event will be also include a two night www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and FMSA sanctioned winged mini sprint challenge event.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters at Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS on Saturday, February 27, 2016 results:

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Winner #9 Derek Hagar, Andy McElhannon, Howard Moore, Terry Gray, Buster Dickerson, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, and Brandon Taylot.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat: Winner #16 Anthony Nicholson, Matt Covington, Brandon Hanks, Marshall Skinner, Banny Sams III, Dewaybe White and Ray Bugg.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Winner #23 Seth Bergman, A.G. Rains, Danny Smith, Edie Gallagher, Morgan Turpen, Kyle Amerson and Johnny Petrozelle.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Feature race results (30 laps)

1. #23 Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA

2. #95 Matt Covington, Tulsa, OK

3. #9JR Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

4. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH

5. #16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN

6. #84 Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN

7. #26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

8. #42 Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS

9. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

10. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

11. #1X Eddie Gallagher , Olive Branch, MS

12. #3 AG Raines, West Memphis, AR

13. #29 Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL

14. #116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

15. #24 Danny Sams III, Englewood, FL

16. #25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS

17. #1K Dewayne White, Memphis, TN

18. #59III Johnny Petrozelle, Lexington, NC

19. #28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

20. #40 Howard Moore, Memphis, TN

21. #86 Buster Dickerson, Caledonia, MS

22. #07 Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 Drek Hagar
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions: Second Heat: #16 Anthony Nicholson
Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #23 Seth Bergman
K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 Seth Bergman (1st place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #9 Derek Hagar
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #3a Kyle Amerson
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #94 Brandon Hanks
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #26 Marshall Skinner
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters,, Hoosier Racing Tires, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour opens 2016 season at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday (2/27)

Atlanta, GA - February ,25 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters opens its 20th season at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on this Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual USCS "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event was to feature a two-night double-header for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, but, rains earlier in the week have left the facility wet and low temperatures on Thursday and Friday nights forced cancellation of Friday's prelim portion of the event. The USCS’ winged sprint car division will still contest a complete racing program on Saturday night for over $12,000 in total prize money. A $2500 paycheck awaits the winner of the 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night’s.

The event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use their finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and race teams will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The USCS Frostbuster 250 event features over 250 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 150+ laps of Championship main events on Saturday night.

Action kicks off on Saturday night at 5:00 pm with a full racing program in all divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway.

They will be joined by the Mag's Super Late Models, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.comUSCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Nesmith Street Stock, 602 Stock Late Model and Factory Stock divisions.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on Saturday night. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is UNDEFEATED. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified Series event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.comUSCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars open 2016 season at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday (2/26 & 2/27)

Atlanta, GA - February ,21 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters opens its 20th season of competition at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual USCS "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event features a two-night double-header for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The USCS’ premier division will contest a complete racing program each night for over $20,000 in total prize money. Friday night’s winner receives $1500 for parking in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. A $2500 paycheck is posted for the winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event will award USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use their finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and race teams will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The USCS Frostbuster 250 event features over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30 pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and 4602 Stock Late Model divisions on Friday’s racing card. The speedway’s season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models and season 2 opener for the Factory Stocks.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is UNDEFEATED. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified Series event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

The eight racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Nesmith Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. The area’s 602 Stock Late Model racing division is on the racing card for the first time in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2016.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars open 2016 with two full nights of racing at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 26th and 27th.

Atlanta, GA - February 0,8 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the series’ historic 20th anniversary season opener on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event features a USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters two-night double-header with a complete racing program each night for the winged sprint cars. Over $20,000 in prize money is posted with $1500 going to the winner on Friday night and $2500 posted for the feature winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event, at one of the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facilities, will award National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use the finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30 pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and 402 Stock Late Model divisions on Friday’s racing card.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Nesmith Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card got the first time ever will be the area’s 402 Stock Late Model racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2016.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Pete Walton, the founder and president of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, has been nominated by a board of peers for the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Promoter of the Year Award.

Walton guided the Fayetteville, Ga.-based 360ci winged sprint car series through its 19th season of competition in 2015 and saw the USCS reach several milestones of its own.

With 31 events on its 2015 calendar, the series passed the 600 event benchmark and finished up with 607 races on its resume, and also saw 22-year-old, Cordova, Tenn. pilot Morgan Turpen become the first woman ever to win the series’ National Championship.

Walton has been nominated for the award several times prior, but has never been honored as the recipient.

“It really is an honor to be recognized again as a nominee for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Promoter of the Year Award,” Walton said upon learning of his nomination. “To be a part of the many people who work hard to keep sprint car racing in the forefront and provide a place for competitors to compete in this exciting form of motorsports is always a pleasure and a privilege.”

“Open wheel racing in the Southeastern region of the country has been rare and in the past taken a back seat to stock car and late model racing, so I’m proud that our two decades of work with the USCS have produced a product that draws some of the top crowds of the season at many of the venues where we promote and sanction events. And as far as our USCS sprint car drivers, I would put them up against any 360 teams in the country on the race track – just bring em’ on!”

The 360 Promoter of the Year Award is voted on annually by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame pollsters and honors the individual(s) representing a speedway, sanctioning body or racing series that has most impacted winged 360 c.i. sprint car racing through their promotional efforts.

The USCS is gearing up for its landmark 20th season of competition in 2016, with a projected 50-race schedule, and for more series information and rules, visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS congratulates Terry Gray Racing team on Sprint Car Hall of Fame “Team of the Year” nomination

Atlanta, GA - December 29, 2015 – Kudos go out this rime to 11-time United Sprint Car Series Champion Terry Gray as the car owner of the two car Terry Gray Racing team for the nomination as one of only three winged 360 sprint car teams in North America to be nominated for the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Team of the Year” award. Gray owned and maintained the top two cars in the final USCS National point standings including Morgan Turpen’s 2015 USCS presented by K&N Filters Championship ride. Gray also finished in the runner-up spot in the final standings driving the second TGR car himself.

The “Team of the Year” award is voted on at the end of each season by the 360 sprint car poll members from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and recognizes the team that has consistently and reliably maintained the most competitive winged 360 c.i. sprint car operation.

As a team, Terry Gray Racing had a stellar season. After 31 events their 2015 USCS results show that his team-mate, 22 year old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee was the 2015 USCS National Champion. Additionally, Turpen got out her broom and swept all three available USCS division titles including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship, the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championships as well.

Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was the other half of the Championship driving team. Gray finished in the runner-up spot in the National point standings. He also raced to a third place finish in the final standings in both the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and ISCS Southern Tour regional series.

Gray gives credit to their competitive success to the performance and reliability of their Wesmar Racing Engines power-plants and to the J&J Auto Racing chassis they used.

For information on the Terry Gray Racing’s 2015 USCS results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS congratulates Morgan Turpen on Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2015 poll nominations

Atlanta, GA - December 29, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series would like to congratulate 22 year-old 2015 USCS presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee on her nomination as one of only three winged 360 sprint car drivers in North America to be nominated for the 2015 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Driver of the Year poll’s “Wild Card Award”. The “Wild Card Award” is voted on annually by NSCHoF pollsters as the driver that has impressed them the most with his/her exciting sprint car racing performances in 2015.

Turpen got out her broom and swept to all three available USCS division titles including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship, the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championships as well.

She is also nominated as one half of the Terry Gray Racing team that has been nominated as 360 “Team of the Year”. The TGR team swept to the top two positions in the final United Sprint Car Series 2015 National standings. Her car owner, team-mate and 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was the other half of the Championship driving team. Gray finished in the runner-up spot in the National point standings and raced to a third place finish in the final standings in both USCS regional series.

Turpen has competed with the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters full time since the 2010 season when she earned the USCS National Rookie of the Year honors. According to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2014 North American Driver of the Year poll for winged 360 sprint cars, she was the top ranked female winged sprint car driver in North America for last season. Turpen was the only female driver to receive votes among only 32 drivers out of several thousand considered who received multiple votes in that poll.

Turpen has seven total USCS career feature wins including one on September 5th this season at Harris Motor Speedway in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She has been close to the top of the point standings at the conclusion of three other seasons. She finished in the runner-up position in the USCS National point standings during the 2010, 2011 and 2014 seasons. Other than the 2010 USCS Rookie crown, Turpen has also earned the 2014 USCS "Road to Atlanta" Hoosier Asphalt Series Championship.

Turpen's 2015 National title run, although showing only one trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the September 5th win on her score card, it is filled with nine podium finishes (top three finishers), sixteen top five and twenty-seven top ten finishes. Those finishes were enough to keep her ahead of eleven-time series National Champion

For information on Morgan Turpen’s USCS 2015 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Engler Machine and Tool injectors power top USCS drivers to 3 Championships and National prominence in 2015

Atlanta, GA - December 21, 2015 - Engler Machine and Tool fuel injectors powered eleven of the top fifteen United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters drivers to the top echelon in the USCS National point standings during the 2015 season including first time National Champion, Morgan Turpen and 2015 series runner-up and eleven-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray. Additionally 70% of the time seven different drivers used Engler fuel injectors to win twenty- two of the thirty-one USCS sprint car main events. Six of the top xeven drivers in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series point standings also all used Engler fuel injection. The top four finishers in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional standings all used Engler Machine and Tool fuel injection systems.

Twenty-two year-old female sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen’s 2015 title run included a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after a main event win ay Harris Motor Speedway. That ran her career USCS win total to seven.

She had sixteen top five finishes in 2015, including nine times in the top-three. She also finished twenty-seven times in the top ten drivers at USCS events during 2015. Turpen’s effort also propelled her to a sweep of all three USCS titles including the USCS Southern Thunder and Mid South Thunder regional Championships.

Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who has 11 USCS National Championships in the past fifteen seasons of racing with the series, Gray finished in the number two spot during the 2015 season in the National title chase. He used Engler fuel injection exclusively to power his Wesmar power plants as well. He finished in third place in both of the USCS regional dirt series final standings during the 2015 season.

In addition to the efforts of Gray and Turpen, 16 year-old 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, Nick Sntder from Marco Island, Florida used Engler fuel injection on his Marshall Campbell power plant to finish in third place in the 2015 National point standings. Snyder scored a fourth place finish in the final point standings in both the USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters and the tough USCS Mid South Thunder Touras well .

The 2013 USCS presented by K&N National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas again 1ed the series in the feature wins column during 2015 with seven wins, while his engines also used Engler fuel injection just like they did during his 2013 title run.

Other 2015 USCS winners using Engler fuel injectors included Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won five times. Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas won four times with Engler on top of his power plant. Benton, Arkansas’ Tim Crawley, who was the 2012 USCS National Champion, also won four times in USCS competition also frequently uses Engler fuel injectors. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina won twice at East Lincoln Speedway and at Lavonia Speedway with Engler Machine and Tool supplying the fuel and air distribution to his Ford sprint car engine.

Eleven -time USCS Champion and 2015 National Championship car owner, Terry Gray stated, “I have been using Engler fuel injectors since the mid 1990’s. I was one of the first to switch to Engler injectors. Tim Engler and Engler Machine and Tool are still the best out there in fuel injection technology for our type of racing.”

USCS series Founder and President, Pete Walton stated “Engler Machine and Tool is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow Much appreciation goes to Tim and his great company for all they do and have done to support the USCS and its race teams”.

Engler Machine and Tool offers a full line of fuel system products. Engler Machine and Tool is located at 1106 W 150 S, Princeton, IN 47670 USA. The official company website is www.englermachine.com PHONE: 1-812-386-6254 or FAX: 1-812-386-6268 Email: engler1973@frontier.com .

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series including the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

DSR Fuel Systems again powers USCS drivers to Championships and National prominence in 2015

Atlanta, GA - (November, 9, 2015) - Just as during the last fourteen racing seasons, Daryl Saucier’s DSR Fuel Systems helped power the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Sprint Car Champion to the top of the United Sprint Car Series point standings. This time it was 22 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who dominated the series point standings in all three USCS sprint car divisions. She swept the title chases in the USCS Outlaw Thunder National Tour plus in the Mid South Thunder and Southern Thunder regional series as well. It was at least the seventeenth sprint car National Championship for her car owner Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee while using DSR Fuel Systems pumps and fuel delivery.

11-tine USCS Natiional Champion Gray who finished behind Turpen in the runner-up spot in the National standings also used DSR Fuel Systems to feed the Wesmar power plants in both cars he owned.

Turpen's 2015 National title run showed only one trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on her score card to celebrate a September 5th win (her 7th), but, her season stats were filled with nine podium finishes (top three finishers), sixteen top five and twenty-seven top ten finishes. had an impressive twenty top five finishes. She also finished twenty-eight times in the top ten drivers at USCS events,

11-time USCS Champion Terry Gray stated, “I have been using DSR Fuel Systems technology since Daryl Saucier started DSR in the early 1990’s. I have won at least seventeen National Championships since then with DSR Fuel Systems fueling our race engines.”

At least ten other drivers that finished in the top fifteen in USCS national, regional and asphalt sprint series point standings used DSR Fuel Systems technology during the 2015 USCS racing season.

USCS Founder and President Pete Walton, stated that, “Daryl Saucier is one of the most knowledgeable people in fuel system technology in North America. Daryl has campaigned sprint cars and midgets himself on the National level. His knowledge is backed up by decades of personal hands on racing experience. Our race teams always tell me how helpful Daryl has been to them each season in getting top performance from their equipment. This is certainly true, especially with younger and less experienced race teams, who really need the help getting their fuel system on the right track” Walton continued.

DSR is one of those companies that annually supports the USCS and has helped us to grow in the previously sprint car racing void area of the country we compete in. Much thanks goes to Daryl and Cindy Saucier for all they do and have done to support the USCS and its race teams.” concluded Walton.

DSR Fuel Systems offers a full line of fuel pumps and fuel system products. DSR Fuel Systems is located at 3325 Salt Lake Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214. The DSR Fuel Systems phone number is 317-490-3410. Their email address is DSR1ST@aol.com. A new DSR Fuel Systems website will be online very soon at www.dsrfuelsystems.com

For additional info on the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and its three racing series the United Sprint Car Series, the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints) please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Nick Snyder raced to the 2015 USCS “Rookie of the Year” series title.

Atlanta, GA - December 5, 2015 - 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida raced his way into the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters history books during the 2015 season by becoming one of the youngest drivers to ever make a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after scoring a win in a USCS main event during their rookie year. Snyder finished third in the USCS National point standings en-route to claiming the series “Rookie of the Year” honors during a successful first season competing with the series. Snyder also claimed Fourth place honors in both the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championships as well.

Snyder’s career-first USCS feature win came at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th. The Florida young gun wasn’t able to duplicate that performance, but, he did have two runner-up podium finishes at Diamond Park Speedway in Arkansas on June 26th and at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway on August 22nd. He had 15 top ten and 5 top five finishes with all of those on the podium in one of the top three spots during the series 31-race season. He also had 5 near top five misses by finishing in sixth place on five other occasions. Some of his success came from the fact he finished almost every single race and avoided too many rookie mistakes.

USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton stated that, “Nick Snyder really put on quite a performance as a young first year driver this season. Some of the things he did in 2015 were really impressive for a sixteen year old. But, he is just and impressive young man all of the way around and we are very proud to have him as our 2015 USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year. I look forward to seeing him progress in future years.”

Snyder used a J&J Auto Racing sprint car chassis with a Marshall Campbell power plant providing power to the USCS required Hoosier Race Tires on his #116 machine. Mike Snyder was his crew chief with Scott Ovenshire assisting.

For information on Nick Snyder’s USCS 2015 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

United Sprint Car Series

2015 NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS

Final Points as of Nov.14, 2015

Pos Car # Name Points

1 10m Morgan Turpen 4564

2 10 Terry Gray 4424

3 116 Nick Snyder – Rookie of Year 4181

4 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 3237

5 28 Jeff Willingham 3049

6 26 Marshall Skinner 2666

7 21b Brandon McLain 2332

8 33 Joe Larkin 2243

9 07 Johnny Bridges 2240

10 16 Anthony Nicholson 2222

11 23 Derek Hagar 1611

12 88 Tim Crawley 1606

13 67 Brian Thomas 1310

14 51 Jay Dunham 1289

15 23 Lance Moss 1277

16 3 A.G. Raines 1191

17 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 1150

18 83 Bob Auld 1078

19 27 Curt Terrell 1010

20 43 Terry Witherspoon 984

21 42 Andy McElhannon 928

22 5m Shawn Mott 902

23 22 Shawn Murray 900

24 59III Johnny Petrozelle 837

25 31 Justin Webb 830

26 1 Eddie Gallagher 812

27 4m Michael Miller 800

28 9 C.J. Miller 789

29 40 Howard Moore 779

30 29 Kyle Amerson 765

31 6 Brad Wickham 752

32 34 Darren Orth 744

33 25 Ray Bugg 716

34 5 Jerod Roller 690

35 44 Ronny Howard 660

36 23 Trey Starks 620

37 32b Taylor Tidmore 610

38 10p Jim Perricone 607

39 43jr Tanner Witherspoon 602

40 21 Aubrey Black 528

41 19 Klint Angelette 504

42 17 Bobby Komisarski 490

Tie 87 Don Goodwin 490

44 32x Robert Richardson 463

45 39 Brad Bowden 438

46 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 433

47 12 Nick Roberts 425

48 84 Brandon Hanks 418

49 8z Zach Pringle 394

50 3a A.J. Maddox 380

51 99 Blake Jenkins 373

52 22r Kevin Roberts 368

Tie 25 Mark Gant 368

54 21k Greg Smyre 366

55 B52 Bill Mason 364

56 43m J.D. McClary 362

57 01 Shane Morgan 360

58 F16 Lance Hester 358

59 2j Cody Gardner 348

60 44c Bubba Lofton 338

Tie 00 Tristan Lee 338

62 86 Buster Dickerson 330

63 24 Terry McCarl 298

64 10H Chad Kemenah 297

65 82 Matt Kurtz 295

66 51b Joe B Miller 294

67 82 Dusty Zomer 280

68 49 Shawn Dancer 277

69 14 Tyler Clem 276

70 22b Troy Betts 274

71 28g Garrett Green 271

72 12d Dalton Davis 268

Tie 1A Lee Moore 268

74 00 Dane Lorenc 266

Tie 83 Mark Ruel 266

76 9 Justin Sturch 264

Tie 10b Mitch Brown 264

78 21 Marshall Yelverton 262

79 24d Danny Sams III 250

80 G6 Brandon Grubaugh 246

Tie 02 Gene Lasker 246

82 67 Jake McLain 240

83 3 Tony Agin 236

84 0x Clint Weiss 232

Tie 33 Mark Huddleston 232

86 91a Ernie Ainsworth 230

Tie 17 Mike Pack 230

88 44 Gary Troutman 228

89 5s Sonny Stroud 224

Tie 36 Tim Perry 224

91 91 Steven Russell 220

92 21 Kevin Hinkle 200

93 4x Johnny Herrera 148

Tie 3 Sammy Swindell 148

95 14 Channin Tankersley 144

Tie 14 Jordon Mallett 144

97 34dd Brooke Tatnell 142

98 94 Jeff Swindell 140

Tie 23 Seth Bergman 140

Tie 6 Tim Sites 140

101 52 Blake Hahn 138

102 55 Donny Howard 136

103 28H Matt Hope 132

104 4 Danny Smith 128

Tie 12b Don Ryder 128

106 88r Jan Howard 126

Tie 12t Joe Young 126

108 57 Zach Roach 124

109 57 Cody Howard 120

Tie 12m Greg Merritt 120

111 43 Matthew Bauldwin 118

112 7d Dylan DeJournett 116

Tie 15j Jeremy Middleton 116

114 17 Lane Whittington 114

115 33 Ronny Roberts 112

116 38 Rick Pringle 110

117 4 Tommy Snellgrove 108

118 06 Bill Moore 106

Tie X Charlie Louden 106

120 88b Brandon Blenden, Jr. 100

Tie 32 Brandon Hinkle 100

Tie 01x Brandon Olsen 100

Tie 72 Chris Wright 100

Tie 5 Dave Thorman 100

Tie 1 Freddie McCall, Jr. 100

Tie 51 Garrett Jacobs 100

Tie 17m Joey Moughan 100

Tie 6 Justin Carver 100

Tie 8 Kenneth Jackson 100

Tie 14r Ryan Roy 100

Tie 18t Tyler Vaughn 100

 

 

Morgan Turpen swept the 2015 USCS National and regional series titles.

Atlanta, GA - November 26, 2015 - 22 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee made United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters history during the 31-event 2015 season by becoming the first woman to win the series National Championship. To put an exclamation point on the accomplishment, she got out the broom and swept all three available USCS division titles including the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship, the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Championships as well.

Turpen has competed with the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters full time since the 2010 season when she earned the USCS National Rookie of the Year honors. According to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2014 North American Driver of the Year poll for winged 360 sprint cars, she was the top ranked female winged sprint car driver in North America for last season. Turpen was the only female driver to receive votes among only 32 drivers out of several thousand considered who received multiple votes in that poll.

Turpen has seven total USCS career feature wins including one on September 5th this season at Harris Motor Speedway in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She has been close to the top of the point standings at the conclusion of three other seasons. She finished in the runner-up position in the USCS National point standings during the 2010, 2011 and 2014 seasons. Other than the 2010 USCS Rookie crown, Turpen also earned the 2014 USCS "Road to Atlanta" Hoosier Asphalt Series Championship.

Morgan Turpen came into the final 2015 USCS event at Riverside International Speedway with the USCS Southern Thunder regional series title already tucked away. She clinched that Championship over 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina and team-mate and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in a close battle for the top spot.

All she had to do to clinch the USCS presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour National title in the season finale was to show up. But, just showing up isn't what she does. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship was also still in play during the season's final event as well...

To sweep the Championship trophy table with the title in all three USCS divisions she would also have to beat out Marion Arkansas' Marshall Skinner in the battle for USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series title. The two drivers were tied in the point standings at 2114 points each going into the final. That could have proved to be a tough task as Skinner is a former USCS National Champion and the 2014 Riverside International Speedway Champion.

Skinner was racing on his "home" track at Riverside where Turpen only competes normally twice per year when the USCS frequents the historic facility. Turpen would have to out run Skinner to the finish line as a tie breaker would go to Skinner who had the most wins on the season.

In the USCS Fall Nationals 40-lap USCS “Fab 40” Turpen finished in 11th place just two spots ahead of Skinner’s 13th place finish in a star-studded field of drivers. That was enough to capture the Championship on the USCS Mid South regional series as well….and complete the title sweep.

Turpen's 2015 National title run, although showing only one trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the September 5th win on her score card, it is filled with nine podium finishes (top three finishers), sixteen top five and twenty-seven top ten finishes. Those finishes were enough to keep her ahead of eleven-time series National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is her team-mate, mentor and car owner as well. The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida finished behind Gray in third place, She finished the season 140 points ahead of veteran Gray in the National standings with Snyder 241 points behind Gray.

Turpen used a J&J Auto Racing sprint car chassis with Wesmar power during her Championship run. Engler Machine and Tool injection fueled by DSR Fuel System pumps help provide power to the USCS required Hoosier Race Tires on her #10m machine. She also has Don Berry Construction, C&B Chubby and KCB Motorsports plus Wendy’s of Lexington, TN and The Ridge to thank as sponsors of her Terry Gray Racing team effort.

For information on Morgan Turpen’s USCS 2015 results visit www.uscsracing.com For USCS rules, updated schedules and other information, please visit the www/iscsracing.com website as well or you may contact the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Turpen Sweeps the Table; Clinches 2015 USCS National and Mid-South Titles as Crawley Wins Season Finale at Riverside

Story credit to Jacob Seelman

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – Benton, Arkansas’ Tim Crawley closed the 2015 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N season with a dominating performance on Saturday night, leading 35 of the 40 laps in the K&N Filters Fall Nationals 40 at Riverside International Speedway en route to his fifth series win of the season.

Crawley passed Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen on lap six and led the rest of the way for his 76th career victory in USCS 360 sprint car competition.

“I saw that Sammy [Swindell] had gotten up to second and, you know, Sammy’s Sammy,” Crawley smiled in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I got my elbows up [on the final restart] and told myself I was gonna make him earn it – and we did that tonight.”

“This was the best this track has been in a long time,” Crawley added, referencing the quarter-mile gumbo-clay oval at RIS. “It was racy, and I was really happy tonight. Really great – I want to thank Mike Ward and all the guys on this crew for always doing a great job for me; it’s great to close out the season with a win for them.”

West Memphis native A.G. Rains led the field to the green flag from the K&N Filters Pole Position but was quickly overhauled by Turpen, who clinched her first-career USCS national championship simply by starting the season finale and was looking to close her season out by claiming the checkered flag for herself.

A quick caution at lap two slowed the early pace, but Turpen led until Crawley’s pass for the lead – and ultimately the win – when he surged around the No. 10M in turn two just before the yellow flag returned for a slowing Ronny Howard.

From there, it was all Crawley; he surged out ahead of the pack despite another restart on lap 15 after former Riverside track champion Cody Gardner brought out the third caution of the night. The race went largely green the remainder of the distance, but contact between Jeff Swindell and 2013 series champion Derek Hagar that left the Marion, Ark. native flipping off the exit of turn two with five laps to go set up a late race restart and gave Sammy Swindell – who had charged all the way to second – one shot at Crawley.

It wasn’t meant to be for the three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, however, as he came up 1.2 seconds shy of the 2012 USCS champion at the final flags on a night where nearly $7,000 was raised to benefit his son Kevin’s recovery fund.

The younger Swindell, who grew up near the Riverside track, was injured in a crash during the Knoxville Nationals in August and is rehabilitating currently in Louisville, Ky.

“[Crawley] was just a little bit better down the stretch, to be honest,” Sammy Swindell admitted on the frontstretch after the race. “I felt like I could hang with him a little bit off of [turn] two, but he’d get away from me on the other end. It’s not bad to come out here with these ACME Graphix guys – to jump in the car and run second against a bunch of guys that run these cars every week is a good deal and we’re proud of that tonight.”

“I want to thank everyone that came out and supported Kevin as well; I know it means a lot to him to have the support of all these fans, and it means a lot to me and the rest of the family as well.”

Joe B. Miller, from Millersville, Mo., rounded out the podium with a third-place effort on a night when he ran double-duty in both his 360ci sprint car and his 600cc micro sprint.

2015 Riverside 305 sprint car track champion Brad Bowden, out of Hernando, Miss., charged from 14th starting spot to finish fourth and Australia’s Brooke Tatnell completed the top five after scoring the most passing points in heat race action earlier in the night.

Bartlett, Tennessee veteran Jeff Swindell transferred out of the Last Chance Showdown after a flip on the opening lap of his heat race and put on a masterful run to finish sixth, just ahead of Memphis young gun Howard Moore in seventh. Andy McElhannon, a Nesbit, Miss. native, came home eighth and Millington, Tennessee’s Dalton Davis finished ninth. Another Mississippi young gun, Burlison’s Brandon Hanks, capped off the top 10 finishers.

Turpen faded through the second half of the event, but still managed to finish one lap down in 11th and secure the USCS Mid-South regional championship by five points over title rival Marshall Skinner, who finished 13th, two laps in arrears. The duo entered the final night of the season tied in points.

The final result officially made Turpen the first-ever female champion of a national sprint car touring series, and also allowed her to sweep all three USCS titles (National, Mid-South and Southern) in 2015.

“This is huge, both for me and for this team of ours,” Turpen said of her final results. “As far as tonight went, I knew when Crawley put Marshall a lap down that there was no need for me to be fighting up near the front and potentially wreck a good piece of equipment. In that second half, my car started feeling ill and when I saw Marshall go down one that I couldn’t go down any more laps than he already was unless something crazy happened or we broke.”

“I’m happy. I knew from the beginning of the night when Derek [Hagar] withdrew to let Marshall run the dash that it was going to be tough, but we persevered and we prevailed. It feels amazing tonight; I couldn’t be happier. We’ve had a very consistent season and it shows by us sweeping all three championships.”

“When you start back in the back at this place, there’s nothing you can do on your own to move forward,” Skinner explained. “We had to come out of the B tonight, and it just didn’t work out for us.”

“I enjoyed running the road this season and fighting with Terry and Morgan. We all had problems this year, and we all helped each other fix the cars along the way – so it was a lot of fun. I’m glad she won the deal; she really deserves it because of how much she’s stepped up her program this year. She’s trying to get somewhere through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity here in the future, and I hope she does because she’s a heck of a race car driver and it’d really be cool to see for her. We’ll be back next year for one more go – that’ll make it 26 years that I’ve done this – but for now we’ll go home and enjoy the time off this winter.”

16-year-old Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Fla., finished 12th in the feature and was honored as the series' 2015 Rookie of the Year. The first-year 360ci sprint car driver finished third in the final National points standings.

Anthony Nicholson kicked off the night’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Tatnell won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Steven Russell grabbed the victory in the ButlerBUILT Second Heat, and Crawley was victorious in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat. Turpen claimed the checkers in the J.E. Pistons Fourth Heat.

Tatnell was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points during heat race action, but when a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, A.G. Rains received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Jeff Swindell passed the most cars in the A-Main (14) to garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next event for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters will be the series’ 2015 awards banquet, planned to be held in early 2016. Details regarding the event will be released as soon as they are available.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Fall Nationals”; Riverside International Speedway; West Memphis, Ark.; November 14, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Howard Moore, Marshall Skinner, Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Brooke Tatnell, A.G. Rains, Sammy Swindell, Brad Bowden, Justin Carver, Marshall Skinner, Brian Thomas, Jeff Swindell.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Steven Russell, Eddie Gallagher, Joe B. Miller, Cody Howard, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Ernie Ainsworth, Bubba Lofton.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Cody Gardner, Anthony Nicholson, Brandon Hanks, Ryan Roy.

J.E. Pistons Fourth Heat: Morgan Turpen, Andy McElhannon, Howard Moore, Ronny Howard, Joey Moughan, Curt Terrell, Dalton Davis

Saldana Racing Products Last Chance Showdown (15 laps, top 8 transfer):

1. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 2. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 3. #57 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 4. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 5. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 6. #94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 7. #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burlison, MS 8. #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 9. #6 – Justin Carver, Millington, TN 10. #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN 11. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 12. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13. #14R – Ryan Roy, Dyersburg, TN 14. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 15. #17M – Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL 16. #5T – Bubba Lofton, Cordova, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Fall Nationals A-main: 40-laps

1. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #3S – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN 3. #51B – Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO 4. #59 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 5. #34DD – Brooke Tatnell, Sydney, NSW, Australia 6. #94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 7. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 8. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 9. #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 10. #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burlison, MS 11. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 12. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 13. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 14. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 15. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 16. #57 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 17. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 18. #88R – Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR 19. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 20. #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 21. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 22. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 23. #91 – Steven Russell, Springfield, IL (DNS)

Did Not Transfer to A-main:

#6 – Justin Carver, Millington, TN #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #14R – Ryan Roy, Dyersburg, TN #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA #17M – Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL #5T – Bubba Lofton, Cordova, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #34DD – Brooke Tatnell Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #91 – Steven Russell Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley J.E. Pistons Fourth Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #3 – A.G. Rains JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #88 – Tim Crawley (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #3S – Sammy Swindell K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #51B – Joe B. Miller Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #59 – Brad Bowden Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #34DD – Brooke Tatnell Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #40 – Howard Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #84 – Brandon Hanks

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series and Riverside International Speedway host Kevin Swindell Recovery Benefit this Friday and Saturday November 13th & 14th during the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals

Atlanta, GA – November 10, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and historic Riverside International Speedway host a benefit event for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Friday and Saturday (November 13th and 14th) during the series 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals event at the famed 1/4 mile Gumbo clay oval just across the Mississippi River from Memphis in West Memphis, Arkansas. Several fund raising activities are in place for the event to help raise money to assist in Kevin Swindell's recovery expenses including a silent auction of items that have been and being still gathered.

Kevin Swindell was injured during the August 2015 Knoxville Nationals for winged sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He is presently in the recovery and rehabilitation process from serious spinal injuries as a result of his accident.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, "The USCS Fall Nationals is possibly the last or one f the very last events for winged sprint cars to be held during the 2015 season. Since the event is being held near Kevin's hometown of Germantown, Tennessee, we have thought that the timing would be good to do what we could to help this young man with the expenses of his recovery in this small way."

"I think everyone in the motorsports community has been impressed by those who have already stepped forward for Kevin in only the nearly three months that have passed by. I hope those who want to be a part of this benefit and in some way to pay tribute to this talented young man will mark their calendar to participate as a donor, as a racer or attend the event as a spectator" concluded Walton.

Kevin Swindell probably needs no introduction to those who are reading this, but, as a in addition to his other accomplishments, 26 year old is a four-time Chili Bowl National Midget Champion, He was the 2005 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 and 410 sprint car Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws sprint car main event.

The USCS Fall Nationals event includes the season finale for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The 2015 version of the event is highlighted by a 51-lap, $5100 to win USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event for 360 winged sprint cars at the historic 1/4 mile.

Additionally on the USCS Fall Nationals weekend's action packed racing card will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, the Mid South Street Stock Challenge and the "Rumble at the River" for the area's Late Models.

To participate as a donor to the USCS / Riverside Int. Speedway Silent Auction Benefit for Kevin Swindell please contact either Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or Sherri Walton at 770-460-7223. Additional details will be announced as they are received.

For information on the event you may call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com For info on Riverside International Speedway please visit their website at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com or call 901-508-6200.

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton cell# 770-865-6097

 

 

USCS Fall Nationals payout and format details released

Atlanta, GA - November 6, 2015 - The following details for the payout and format for the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th - 2015 at Riverside International Speedway www.uscsracing.com in West Memphis, Arkansas have been released. Details including final pay out for the $5100 to win, 51-lap event at the historic 1/4 mile oval are as follows:

Where: Riverside Speedway - West Memphis, AR (1/4 mi Gumbo clay oval) www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com Phone rack 870-735-8071 or 901-508-6200

When: Friday - November 13th: Pits Open 4:00 pm Friday (Drivers meeting 6:00 pm) Racing 7:30 pm

Saturday - November 14th driver Autograph Session 2:00 pm until 3:30pm Saturday - November 14th: Pits Open 2:00pm - Drivers Meeting 4:30 pm – Racing 6 pm

*** Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund SILENT AUCTION *** in Refreshment Stand Area Under East Grandstands Friday and Saturday ALL Hours

Friday Night Racing: Pole Qualifying Night for the USCS presented by K&N Filters Sprint Cars, Ltd./Crate Late Models and Street Stock Cars. PLUS.....Full racing program in the K&N Filters USCS Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series/Mini Sprints.

Saturday Night Racing: B-Mains & A-Main finales in USCS Sprint Cars (50 lap $5000 to win feature on Saturday) Late Models and Street/Stock Cars. K&N Filters USCS Modifieds, and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series/Mini Sprints contest a full racing program.

USCS SPRINT CARS “Fabulous 51” (One 51-lap feature) $5,100 to win

SPRINT ENTRY FEE:

PRE-ENTRY by Mon. 11/09/15 = $75 ENTRY Received after 11/09/15 $100

Friday night: Qualifying Night for USCS presented by K&N Filters Fabulous 51 Sprint Car Races ( 51 lap feature on Saturday) Includes Hoosier Speed Dash $100 to win. Qualifying Races (passing points) plus K&N Filters Pole Scramble for top 8 cars in passing points. The B-Main(s) and a 51-lap winged sprint car A-Mains on Saturday night.

Saturday sprint car payoff:

$5100 to win and $510 to start 51-lap A-main event.

PAYOFF: $5100 to win then: 2551, 1500, 1200, 1000, 900. 800, 700, 600, 551, 510 and $510 thru last place.. B Main(s) on Sat. night: Transfer spots then $200 thru last place.

plus... K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds Limited/Crate Late Models www.rockauto.com USCS Mini Sprints 6th annual Mid South Street Stock Challenge

Contact USCS 770-865-6097

Sherri for Pre Entry via credit card 770-870-8439

Pete 770-865-6097 Email peteuscs@att.net

 

 

 

 

GAFFNEY, S.C. – “I could get used to Saturday night lights!”

Those were the enthusiastic words of 19-year-old Puyallup, Wash. young gun Trey Starks, who powered away from the K&N Filters Pole Position and led Saturday night’s 30-lap USCS Speed Spooktacular flag-to-flag to capture his second United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2015 season in dominating fashion.

The second USCS feature win of Starks’ career came after he finished second to Altoona, Iowa veteran Terry McCarl on Friday night at Carolina Speedway, setting up a role reversal when McCarl ran second to Starks in a battle of two drivers who had never run either track before.

For Starks, the feature win capped off a nearly perfect weekend and improved his average finish in USCS competition to a stunning 1.5 in four starts for veteran car owner Jeff McCall.

“This is just amazing,” Starks said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “To come over here and be able to run the way we did this weekend against this kind of competition is just great.”

“These tracks here in the south are awesome. With drivers like Terry McCarl and all the other really quality racers, you really have to work hard. I can’t thank Jeff McCall and this entire team enough for all the effort and support. This gives us some really good momentum going into the World Finals at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend.”

The race was the final event of the 2015 USCS Southern Thunder Region, and the regional championship points battle went right down to the wire. Ultimately, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tenn., unofficially became the first female USCS regional dirt series champion, defeating young Eric Riggins, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C. for the crown.

Riggins suffered a flat tire with six laps to go in the feature, and although his “Fast 47” team was able to make the change and get “The Carolina Kid” out at the back of the field in 12th, he was not able to get back in front of Turpen, who went into the 30-lap A-Main with an eight point advantage.

The results of the Southern Thunder regional championship are unofficial pending final tabulation and adjustment of bonus races.

Two yellow flags slowed the lightning-quick event. The first caution took place on lap 19 when Tanner Witherspoon brought his No. 43JR to a stop on the back straightaway, ending his evening. The second occurred when Riggins’ left rear tire went flat and forced him to a stop on the front straightway.

When the checkered flag was waved, it was Starks enjoying the spoils of victory lane while McCarl crossed the finish line unchallenged in second. Four-time UNOH All-Stars champion Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio, parked his Hunter Racing No. 10H in third for the second night in a row, and fourth went to “The Cherryville Bandit” Lance Moss, who drove a smooth and steady race with his No. 23M. Rounding out the top five was the only Canadian competitor in the field, “Downtown” Mitch Brown from Brantford, Ontario in his No. 10B.

Positions sixth through tenth saw competitors dicing back and forth for much of the event, including the two championship contenders. The No. 22 of Newark, Del. veteran Troy Betts managed to stake his claim at the top of this group with a sixth place finish at the stripe, while unofficial champion Turpen fought hard to finish seventh with her No. 10M. Coming across the line in eighth was the Buffalo Wild Wings sponsored No. 82 of Sioux Falls, S.D. native Dusty Zomer, who started 17th on the grid. Former URC Sprint Series champion Robbie Stillwaggon, from Burlington, N.J. was ninth and 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, Fla. rounded out the top 10.

Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, changing the complexion of the point standings in the Southern region and setting her up for the championship run in the “A” Main. McCarl scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, while Kemenah rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Starks was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a “zero” was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Zomer passed the most cars in the A-main (nine) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, Nov. 7 at the Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Speed Spooktacular”; Cherokee Speedway; Gaffney, S.C.; October 31st, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Robbie Stillwagon, Trey Starks, Lance Moss, Dusty Zomer, Chad Kemenah.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry McCarl, Mitch Brown, Lance Moss, Nick Snyder, Eric Riggins, Jr., Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Robbie Stillwagon, Dusty Zomer, Shawn Mott.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Chad Kemenah, Trey Starks, Shawn Murray, Troy Betts, Tanner Witherspoon, Darren Orth, Tim Perry, Johnny Bridges, Garrett Jacobs.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N North-South Shootout finale A-main: 30-laps

1. #23- Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 2. #24 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 3. #10H – Chad Kemanah, Findlay, OH 4. #23M – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 5. #10B – Mitch Brown, Brantford, ONT 6. #22 – Troy Betts, Newark DE 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #82 – Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 9. #89 – Robbie Stillwagon, Burlington, NJ 10. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 11. #47 – Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC 12. #22M – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 13. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 14. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockville, NC 15. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 16. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 17. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA

Did Not Start A-main:

#36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, N.C. #51 – Garrett Jacobs, Augusta, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24 – Terry McCarl Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10H – Chad Kemenah K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 – Trey Starks JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10B – Mitch Brown (5th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #24 – Terry McCarl K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10H – Chad Kemenah Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #23 – Lance Moss Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #82 – Dusty Zomer Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10B – Mitch Brown Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #23 – Lance Moss Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #116 – Nick Snyder

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

GASTONIA, N.C. – After a 14-year absence, Altoona, Iowa veteran Terry McCarl made his return to the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters a winning one Friday night at Carolina Speedway.

In his first attempt at the four-tenths mile oval, McCarl started from the K&N Filters pole position and weathered both traffic and a crash-riddled A-main to take the victory on night one of the rescheduled third annual North/South Shootout, leading every lap in his No. 24 Country Builders Construction/Snow Plow Snow Pushers maching and driving away from 19-year-old Trey Starks on a final five lap dash to the checkered flag.

The win in the 30-lap event was McCarl’s third-career USCS feature win, first in the series since Oct. 27, 2001 at Volusia Speedway Park and his first-ever win in the state of North Carolina.

“Track position is always important, but in a field of cars like this you’ve also got to have a great car and a great engine,” McCarl said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “My guys were on it tonight, they did such a great job dialing this piece in – it’s the same motor we won the 360 Knoxville Nationals win, so she’s got a pretty good track record.”

“I had a great time tonight; this was the first time we were here and it was important to us to come down here and add another state to my feature wins list – I’m up to 21 or 22 now, so we’re really proud of that.”

On the eve of Halloween, three wild flips were among the four incidents that slowed the pace, beginning at lap three when Florida native Terry Witherspoon got together with Bill Moore at the entrance to turn three, sending Moore’s car into a series of tumbles before it came to rest and putting both cars out of the action for the night.

The drama continued a lap later after the race resumed, with four-time Carolina Speedway winner and Cherryville, N.C. native Johnny Bridges going for his own wild ride in turn two after he “hooked a rut” and nearly climbed over the right rear tire of 11-time series champion Terry Gray.

“I was trying to get Terry on the outside there, for position,” said Bridges, whose top wing flew over the turn two wall before he came to rest. “My car was really good on the bottom, but I went up top and just got in those ruts – it was a ride after that.”

“I love this place, but man, she’s torn up quite a few of my race cars too over the years. Tonight wasn’t our night, but we’ll get the car fixed and be back at it one more time tomorrow.”

The final rollover of the night came on lap 25 and set up the race-deciding restart, when Shawn Mott went for what he called a “gentle flip” in turn two. In all three cases, the drivers involved walked away under their own power.

In front of all that, Puyallup, Washington’s Starks chased McCarl every step of the way – but simply came up short in his bid for back-to-back USCS victories. The teenager now has an average finish of 1.67 in his three USCS starts – finishing second again Friday night.

“I think we were a little bit quicker than Terry, but I just could never find a way around him,” Starks admitted. “This track was wicked fast tonight. It was tough to pass. I got to him in traffic a couple of times, but a guy like Terry – you can only show him your nose once before he figures out what you’re doing and uses it to his advantage.”

“Still a good night for us though, we’ll go on to South Carolina and try to win one there.”

Four-time UNOH All-Stars champion Chad Kemenah, out of Findlay, Ohio, motored home in the third spot at the checkered flag and was chased by USCS national points leader Morgan Turpen, who extended her margin atop the standings with a fourth-place result. 2012 URC Sprint Series titlist Robbie Stillwaggon, making the haul from Burlington, N.J., rounded out the top five.

Cherryville, N.C. veteran Lance Moss led the next group of drivers home with a sixth-place effort and National Sprint League regular Dusty Zomer, from Sioux Falls, S.D. was seventh. Gray rebounded from his close call in the Bridges incident to post an eighth place finish ahead of Newark, Del. hotshoe Troy Betts in ninth. Jacksonville, Fla. pilot Shawn Murray capped off the top 10, making a strong resurgence just two weeks after destroying his race car in a crash at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida.

The USCS Southern Thunder regional title tilt took a drastic turn as well, with points leader Eric Riggins Jr. having one of his worst nights at Carolina Speedway in recent memory.

The Charlotte, N.C. young gun – a four-time winner at his home track – slowed to a stop on the frontstretch at lap 13 and dropped to the tail of the lead lap after his crew made quick repairs in the work area. He returned to the track, but ultimately went a lap down before the finish and came home in 12th.

As a result, Riggins’ point lead – which stood at 14 points entering the night and climbed to 18 markers before the main event due to preliminary action – stands at just two markers, or one position on the race track, entering Saturday night’s regional series finale at Cherokee (S.C.) Speedway.

With Riggins ineligible to compete in the Saturday Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, he will have to come from behind to win the title – with the points gap set to be between three and eight points in favor of Turpen when the 30-lap “Speed Spooktacular” main event kicks off.

Riggins started Friday evening’s racing action in a much better position, by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash and picking up $100 in bonus money for his efforts. Moss scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Starks rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Gray took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

McCarl was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Darren Orth passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Halloween night, Oct. 31 with the USCS Speed Spooktacular at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series; “Third Annual North-South Shootout: Night One”; Carolina Speedway; Oct. 30, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Trey Starks, Nick Snyder, Morgan Turpen, Joe Larkin.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Lance Moss, Dusty Zomer, Troy Betts, Shawn Murray, Nick Snyder, Johnny Bridges, Tanner Witherspoon, Joe Larkin, Bill Moore.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Trey Starks, Chad Kemenah, Terry McCarl, Mitch Brown, Terry Witherspoon, Shawn Mott, Darren Orth, Tim Perry, Bob Auld.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Robbie Stillwaggon, Eric Riggins Jr., Brad Wickham, Brandon McLain, Greg Smyre, Jake McLain.

www.rockauto.com B-Main: 12-laps (8 transfer)

1. #6T – Brad Wickham 2. #5M – Shawn Mott 3. #34 – Darren Orth 4. #21K – Greg Smyre 5. #36 – Tim Perry 6. #83 – Bob Auld 7. #33 – Joe Larkin 8. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon 9. #06 – Bill Moore 10. #43 – Terry Witherspoon 11. #21B – Brandon McLain 12. #67 – Jake McLain

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N North-South Shootout A-main: 30-laps

1. #24 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 2. #23T – Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 3. #10H – Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH 4. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 5. #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 6. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 7. #82 – Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 8. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 9. #22B – Troy Betts, Newark, DE 10. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 11. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 12. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 13. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 14. #36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 15. #10B – Mitch Brown, Brantford, Ont., Canada 16. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC 17. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 19. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 20. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 21. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 22. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 23. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 24. #21K – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC (DNS)

A-Main Non-Transfers:

#21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #23 – Lance Moss Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #23T – Trey Starks Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #24 – Terry McCarl JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (__ place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #23T – Trey Starks K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10H – Chad Kemenah Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #34 – Darren Orth Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #23 – Lance Moss Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #82 – Dusty Zomer DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #22 – Shawn Murray - Morgan Turpen was the recipient of the JE Pistons Top Gun Award

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

-- Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor Performance Motorsports Network, Radio Co-Host National Speed Sport News, Staff Writer United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Car North vs. South Shootout Finale and SECA Late Models and Halloween Night FIREWORKS! headline the action at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, October 31st

Atlanta, GA – October 24, 20145 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the 3/8 mile racing surface at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday, October 31st. It will be the third time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was reduced from a 5/8 mile oval. The event is the Finale of the 7th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals North vs. South Shootout during the nineteenth season of competition for the USCS . The Halloween night special event and is entitled as the USCS "Speed Spooktacular" and has several Halloween themed activities in addition to some "Frightening" displays of speed.

The USCS winged sprint car portion of the event promises to be loaded with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their regions in this only third-time ever USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged sprint car racing plus racing in four Cherokee Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions.

Additionally the action-packed racing card features the winged www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints who will streak around the speedway at speed's well over 100 miles per hour too. The speedway’s popular SECA Late Models racing for $1200 to win plus the Limited Sportsman, Crate Sportsman , and Renegade divisions will join the two sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The Cherokee Speedway USCS event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as New York, Delaware, Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The sprint cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday night.

The www.rockauto.com USCS use exactly the same format as the USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars. The four Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series drivers will be racing for increased prize money in each division.

The SECA sanctioned Late Models are racing for $1200 to win top prize in their special event portion of the program. The popular Limited Sportsman division is doing battle for a $800 top prize.

In addition to the racing action, Halloween activities will include "Trick or Treat in the Pits" at 5:30pm. There will also be a Costume contest and Halloween Night FIREWORKS for all to enjoy at intermission..

Gates open at 4:00 pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Rd., Gaffney, SC 29351. The race track phone number is: (864) 489-1969. The track’s website is www.cherokeespeedwaySC.com For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR “CAROLINA THUNDER NATIONALS and North vs. South Shootout HEADLINES

SEASON FINALE at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY (10/30).

Atlanta, GA – October 24, , 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the red dirt 3/8 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action during Carolina Speedway's SEASON FINALE on Friday, October 30th. The event is during the 7th annual USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the North vs. South Shootout challenge race between the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and a number of expected entries from Northern states. The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition.

The event which was re-scheduled after Hurricane Joachim flooded out the original October 2nd date, promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers racing for pride and glory for their region in this fourth ever USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event. The racing action on Friday, October 2nd also features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus five other racing divisions.

Additionally the action packed racing card includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints plus the area's popular Limited Late Model cars and stars racing for $1500 to win. The other three divisions included are the Street Stock, Renegade and Crate Sportsman divisions, who all join the action with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dashes, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All four Carolina Speedway weekly and special event divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events.

The Carolina Speedway USCS North vs. South Challenge event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as New Jersey, Florida and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled winged sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The 2014 USCS North vs. South Challenge Round $1 at Carolina Speedway was rained out. On the following night, the current USCS National point's leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee made her way to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in Round #2 at Cherokee Speedway just 45 minutes away in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Previous winners include, The 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series “Rookie of the Year” and then 16 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who swept the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Challenge event in 2013 when he won at both Carolina Speedway on October 4th and again in the following night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Riggins was also the winner in the first main event of two during the 2011 contest.

Past regional series -Champion, Johnny Bridges from nearby, Cherryville, North Carolina won the 2012 Carolina Thunder Nationals Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway The only female expected to be in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, then 18 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee won the second main event during the 2011 Thunder Nationals main event. Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia won the 2010 version of the event and ten times USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 2009 event. All of those drivers except for Matt Linder are entered for this year’s event with a host of other talented drivers.

Eric Riggins, Jr. was also the most recent USCS feature winner at Carolina Speedway during the series’ April 10, 2015 event. Johnny Bridges won the previous sprint USCS event April 11, 2014 event at the speedway.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054. The race track phone number is: (704) 869-0313. The track’s website is www.carolinaspeedway.net For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series and Riverside International Speedway Kevin Swindell Recovery Benefit on track for November 13th & 14th during the 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals

Atlanta, GA – October 24, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and historic Riverside International Speedway benefit event for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th during the series 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals event at the famed 1/4 mile Gumbo clay oval is fast approaching. Several fund raising activities are in place for the event to help raise money to assist in Kevin's recovery expenses including a silent auction of items being presently gathered. Details for the silent auction will be released next week just a little over two weeks prior to the event so bidding may begin online.

Kevin Swindell was injured during the August 2015 Knoxville Nationals for winged sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He is presently in the recovery and rehabilitation process from serious spinal injuries as a result of his accident.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton discussed he event and said, 'The USCS Fall Nationals is possibly the last event for winged sprint cars to be held during the 2015 season. Since the event is being held near Kevin's hometown, we have though all along that the timing would be really good to do what we could to help this young man with the expenses of his recovery in this small way."

"We have really been impressed by those who have already stepped forward for Kevin in only the two that has passed by. I hope those who want to be a part of this benefit and in some way to pay tribute to this talented young man will mark their calendar to participate as a donor, as a racer or attend the event as a spectator" concluded Walton.

Kevin Swindell probably needs no introduction to those who are reading this, but, as a in addition to his other accomplishments, 26 year old is a four-time Chili Bowl National Midget Champion, He was the 2005 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 and 410 sprint car Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws sprint car main event.

The USCS Fall Nationals event includes the season finale for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The 2015 version of the event is highlighted by a 51-lap, $5100 to win USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event for 360 winged sprint cars at the historic 1/4 mile.

Additionally on the USCS Fall Nationals weekend's action packed racing card will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, the Mid South Street Stock Challenge and the "Rumble at the River" for the area's Late Models.

To participate as a donor to the USCS / Riverside Int. Speedway Silent Auction Benefit for Kevin Swindell please contact either Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or Sherri Walton at 770-460-7223. Additional details will be announced as they are received.

For information on the event you may call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com For info on Riverside International Speedway please visit their website at www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com or call 901-508-6200.

USCS Media contact: Pete Walton cell# 770-865-6097

Email: peteuscs@att.net

 

 

 

OCALA, Fla. – At one point in Saturday night’s 30-lap finale to the Florida State Championships at Bubba Raceway Park it appeared as if home state driver Danny Martin Jr. was going to walk off with a weekend sweep.

However, circumstances got in the way – and opened the door for a first-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winner.

19-year-old Trey Starks, from Puyallup, Wash., inherited the lead from Martin after the latter blew a right rear tire entering turn one with seven laps to go and endured three agonizing restarts inside of the final five laps before he could pull into www.rockauto.com Victory Lane.

The reigning Western Sprint Tour champion led those final seven laps over Mississippi hotshoe Michael Miller, pulling away after each caution period to notch his first career USCS victory in thrilling fashion.

“It seemed like [the field] really didn’t want us to win this race, did they?” Starks laughed after climbing from his car. “We weren’t very good on restarts at all – either I wasn’t great or the motor just wasn’t taking off – one or the other. We had a great handling car though, and we had a little bit of luck, but sometimes it’s just as good to be lucky than good and that’s what we were tonight. This is an awesome weekend.”

The win was the first in USCS competition for Starks’ car owner, Jeff McCall, since 2008 at Travelers Rest (S.C.) Speedway with Australian driver Steven Lines.

“This feels really good,” McCall said. “We’ve more focused on our 410 program for the last five or six years – we haven’t really run the 360 stuff. I met Trey through Jack Elam – he got the two of us hooked up, and I had never met him before this weekend – but we flew him down here and it worked outto be an awesome go of it.”

“He’s super talented, and I’m excited to be working with him coming up at the [I-30 Speedway] Short Track Nationals and World Finals at Charlotte as well. This is a heck of a start for the pairing.”

The night’s two most serious incidents all happened prior to halfway in the main event, kicking off on lap two when the “Jacksonville Jet,” Matt Kurtz, got into fellow Florida driver Gene Lasker exiting turn four. Kurtz’s car tipped onto its side, but was quickly righted and Kurtz climbed from his mount without injury.

The chaos continued two laps later, when K&N Filters polesitter and early race leader Shawn Murray was being overhauled by Miller in turn four and washed up too high, tagging the wall with his right rear. That caused the front end of Murray’s No. 22 sprinter to catch air, sending him flipping wildly into the catch fence right below the flagstand at the start/finish line. Murray was unhurt in the wild ride.

After a short repair period to work on the frontstretch clay and a small portion of the safety fencing, the race resumed with Miller leading the way, but the story was Martin, who wrested the top spot from Miller at lap 18 and appeared to be driving into the Florida night before running over a piece of debris that caused his right rear to go down five laps later.

While the Sarasota, Fla. native would rally to finish fourth, it was a night of what might have been for the Shaw Racing Products No. 24.

“I felt [the tire] getting soft in three and four,” Martin said. “It tripped over the cushion and I thought I was going to hit the wall. I knew something was up, and a few feet later it went. I hate it, but we’ll be back next time to try it again. Fourth is heartbreaking though, but we knew we had the fastest car tonight. That counts for something at least.”

As Starks rolled away to victory lane, Miller could do no better than second, where he settled at the checkered flag, just ahead of Ocala, Fla. young gun Tyler Clem. The 13-year-old used a banner drive through traffic and took advantage of attrition as the race went on to claim a career-best USCS finish of third in just his second career series start.

Martin and Jacksonville, Florida’s Matt Kurtz rounded out the top five, with Kurtz rallying from his lap two incident to give the Sunshine State three of the first five cars at the end of the night.

National points leader Morgan Turpen was sixth with Eric Riggins Jr., from Charlotte, N.C., finishing seventh after hesuffered from a late-race flat tire as well. Marco Island, Florida’s Nick Snyder used an eighth-place finish to clinch 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year honors, while another 13-year-old, Danny Sams III, chased Snyder to the line in finishing ninth. Mark Ruel Jr., out of Jacksonville, Fla., capped off the top 10.

Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Witherspoon scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Murray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Starks took the checkers in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Starks was also the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Murray received the K&N Filters Pole Award. For the second night in a row, Ocala native Tyler Clem passed the most cars in the A-main (13) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Friday night, Oct. 30 with the rescheduled North/South Shootout opener at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Florida State Championship”; Bubba Raceway Park; Oct. 17, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Matt Kurtz, Trey Starks, Garrett Green, Morgan Turpen, Danny Martin Jr.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Witherspoon, Michael Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Danny Martin Jr., Nick Snyder, Tyler Clem, Joe Larkin.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Shawn Murray, Terry Gray, Garrett Green, Gene Lasker, Tanner Witherspoon, Danny Sams III, Brandon McLain.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Trey Starks, Morgan Turpen, Matt Kurtz, Mark Ruel Jr., Brandon Grubaugh, Clint Weiss, Jeff Willingham.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Florida State Championships finale A-main: 30-laps

1. #23 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 2. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 3. #14 – Tyler Clem, Ocala, FL 4. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 5. #82 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 8. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 9. #24D – Danny Sams III, Gergetown, KY 10. #83 – Mark Ruel Jr., Jacksonville, FL 11. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 12. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 13. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #28G – Garrett Green, Valrico, FL 15. #G6 – Brandon Grubaugh, Ocala, FL 16. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 17. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 19. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 20. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 21. #02 – Gene Lasker, Tampa, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #22 – Shawn Murray Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #23 – Trey Starks K&N Filters Pole Award: #22 – Shawn Murray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #14 – Tyler Clem (3rd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #4M –Michael Miller K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #14 – Tyler Clem Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #14 – Tyler Clem Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #82 – Matt Kurtz Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #83 – Mark Ruel Jr.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

OCALA, Fla. – In the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters’ debut on the dirt at Bubba Raceway Park, it was home state driver Danny Martin Jr. carrying the victory laurels Friday night.

Martin, a three-time USCS national championship runner-up from Sarasota, Fla., charged past Charlotte, N.C. young gun and K&N Filters polesitter Eric Riggins Jr. on lap four of the 25-lap Florida State Championship preliminary night A-main and held the lead for the remainder of the distance, darting in and out of traffic and away from the field to score his third USCS feature win of the 2015 season.

The trip to www.rockauto.com Victory Lane came despite a restart with nine laps to go, where Martin drove down the banking exiting turn four to get a run and leave Riggins in his tire tracks down the stretch.

“I don’t know what the difference was, honestly – I was just hoping for a good [restart] so I could pull away,” Martin said of his 23rd career USCS win. “I didn’t know if I should go low and try to block a slider or stay high and run my groove. I decided to just rail it around the top in the end there – I figured if anyone could pull a slider on me they had just better hope I didn’t drive back under them down the straightaway (laughs).”

“It’s a great night, though. I have to thank my car owner, Doug Shaw – we couldn’t do this without him.”

The first 16 laps of the main event ran green without incident, but a lengthy stoppage came with nine laps to go when Floridians Tony Agin and A.J. Maddox got together in turns one and two, with Maddox flipping wildly after heavy contact with the outside guardrail at the exit of turn two.

Maddox was uninjured in the crash.

When the race resumed, it was Martin who paced the remainder of the distance, with 19-year-old Trey Starks weaving his way through the chaos of lapped traffic to grab the runner-up position from Riggins.

Starks, the reigning Western Sprint Tour champion from Puyallup, Wash., would hold the spot from lap 18 onward, with Riggins crossing the line third at the checkered flag.

The “Jacksonville Jack,” Matt Kurtz, came home right where he started in fourth and Ocean Springs, Miss. veteran Michael Miller came from 13th to round out the top five.

Former Little 500 Rookie of the Year and 17-year-old Valrico, Fla. driver Garrett Green finished sixth in his USCS dirt debut, followed closely by national points leader Morgan Turpen, out of Cordova, Tenn. in seventh. Tampa, Fla. veteran Gene Lasker brought his No. 02 sprinter home in eighth and Jacksonville’s Mark Ruel Jr. finished ninth. 11-time USCS national champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., capped off the top 10.

The story of the night was Ocala local Tyler Clem, who at 13 years old was the youngest driver in the field. The son of Bubba Raceway Park promoter Bubba Clem came from the second to last row on the grid (21st starting spot) to finish just behind Gray in 11th.

Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Martin scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Riggins followed up his dash win by claiming the checkers in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Kurtz took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat.

Kurtz was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Riggins received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Clem passed the most cars in the A-main (10) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, Oct. 17 with the finale of the USCS Florida State Championships at Bubba Raceway Park.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Florida State Championship”; Bubba Raceway Park; Oct. 16, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Michael Miller, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Morgan Turpen

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Danny Martin Jr., Garrett Green, Brandon McLain, Tony Agin, Michael Miller, Terry Witherspoon, Darren Orth, Danny Sams III.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Matt Kurtz, Trey Starks, A.J. Maddox, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Joe Larkin, Clint Weiss, Tanner Witherspoon (DNS).

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Gene Lasker, Mark Ruel Jr., Shawn Murray, Tyler Clem, Brandon Grubaugh.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Florida State Championship preliminary A-main: 25-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #23 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA 3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #82 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 5. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 6. #28G – Garrett Green, Valrico, FL 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #02 – Gene Lasker, Tampa, FL 9. #83 – Mark Ruel Jr., Jacksonville, FL 10. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 11. #14 – Tyler Clem, Ocala, FL 12. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 13. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 14. #G6 – Brandon Grubaugh, Ocala, FL 15. #43T – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #3 – Tony Agin, Ft. Myers, FL 17. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 18. #24D – Danny Sams III, Georgetown, KY 19. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 20. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 21. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 22. #3A – A.J. Maddox, Brandon, FL 23. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 24. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #82 – Matt Kurtz Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 – Trey Starks (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #23 – Trey Starks K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #82 – Matt Kurtz Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #14 – Tyler Clem Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #4M – Michael Miller Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #28G – Garrett Green Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10 – Terry Gray

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2015 and 19th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com,Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championships on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala)

Atlanta, GA - October 14, 2015 - The 19th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for the Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever visit to Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th for USCS Florida State Sprint Car Championship. The 130 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw sprint cars headline the huge two-day weekend racing event that also includes a Florida State Championship Race for winged mini sprint race cars as well.

On Friday night the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series vs. FMSA winged mini sprints will contest a complete action filled racing format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and main events. The Friday night racing card for the Bubba Raceway Park V8 Thunder Stock division will also be contesting a full program and racing for $500 to win that class.

Saturday night’s racing card once again will see a complete action-packed format including test and tune hot laps, a Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and Championship Finale main events for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and FMSA mini sprints. On Saturday night, the popular Hobby Stocks join the action competing door to door for a $750 pay check.

That mini sprint showdown is sponsored by Todd's Tomatoes and pits the regionally touring www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints against their Florida counterparts from the Florida Mini Sprint Action series mini sprints. Friday night's preliminary main event will payout $500 to the winner. The Championship Final on Saturday night awards the Champion with $1000.

Fans can expect a talent laden field in both divisions. The United Sprint Car Series drivers entered include current National points leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the top ranked female sprint car drive in North America. Also entered is her team-mate and eleven time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who ranks second in the USCS National standings currently.

Other USCS regulars who are traveling to Bubba Raceway Park on Friday include, rookie points leader Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who is third in the National standings as well. The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham is fourth in the National standings and headed to Bubba's for this weekend. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who is a tight battle with Gray and Turpen for the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship is entered. Riggins has four 2015 feature wins.

The USCS regulars will have their hands full with a challenge from several Florida drivers who have previously won sprint car races at Bubba Raceway Park including former USCS regular Danny Martin, Jr. who has won twice in 2015 USCS competition. Several others expected to be in contention for a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this weekend are recent BRP winner Garrett Green plus Matt Kurtz, A.J. Maddox

The grandstands gates open at 6pm on Friday night with racing action beginning at 8pm. On Saturday night things kickoff and hour earlier with grandstand gates opening at 5pm and racing at 7pm.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482. The track phone number 352-622-9400 and the Official website is www.bubbaracewaypark.com The official USCS website is www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers are 770-460-7223 and 770-865-6097.

 

 


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