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Riggins Streaks to Fourth USCS Win of 2015; Scores Homes State Win at Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The “Carolina Kid” gave his home state race fans something to cheer about in United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters competition Saturday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

Charlotte,N.C. hotshoe Eric Riggins Jr. took the lead of the 25-lap Summer Speed Xplosion A-main on lap three from K&N Filters polesitter Brian Thomas and held off Friday night’s winner Johnny Bridges on two successive restarts to notch his fourth USCS feature win of the 2015 season and his first career Fayetteville win.

The visit for the USCS 360s was their first to the four-tenths mile oval since 2010, and the win was Riggins’ 12th career USCS victory.

“We hit on something just before the feature and I could make the top work for a couple laps,” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “After that I got comfortable with my rhythm and I didn’t think I had much of a challenge from behind. The car was perfect tonight and I just ran as hard as I could to bring it home.”

The event’s two cautions flew at lap 7, when 2010 series Rookie of the Year and championship leader entering the weekend, Morgan Turpen, spun in turn four; and on lap 18 when the front wing mounts broke on Shawn Mott’s No. 5M machine and blocked his vision, sending him rolling to a stop in turn two.

Bridges, whose win on Friday night at East Lincoln Speedway was his first USCS win in over a year, had a chance to make it two in a row but could not run down Riggins over the final seve laps following the last caution and and to settle for second.

“We set the car up really, really tight for the main event expecting the track to be a lot drier than it was,” Bridges admitted. “The only place I could run was on the bottom and with Eric was out there in that clean air there was really nothing I could do. He had a little bit faster race car than I did tonight, but after the struggle we’ve had, I’ll certainly take a win and a second place for the weekend and go home happy.”

11-time and reigning series champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., notched the K&N Filters Podium Award by finishing third and 305 sprint car regualr Johnny Petrozelle, out of Denton, N.C. used a spirited drive to come home in fourth. Cordva, Tennessee’s Turpen rallied from her spin in the second half of the race to round out the top five.

Leading series Rookie of the Year contender Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Fla. finished sixth in a drag race to the line with Pendergrass, Ga. veteran Brian Thomas, who was seventh. Indian Trail, N.C.’s Brandon McLain finished eighth after flipping his machine the previous night and Jay Dunham, from Grovetown, Ga. came home ninth. York, S.C. pilot Matt Hope, who has notched two 305 sprint car wins so far in 2015, rounded out the top ten.

Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and backed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Gray was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Brian Thomas received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Riggins also passed the most cars in the A-main (three) 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, August 14 with the Ellis Palasini Classic at the Greenville Speedway in Greenville, 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 Series “Summer Speed Xplosion”; Fayetteville Motor Speedway; July 25, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Brian Thomas.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Brian Thomas, Nick Snyder, Jay Dunham, Matt Hope.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Johnny Petrozelle, Shawn Mott, Brandon McLain.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Summer Speed Xplosion A-main: 25-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #59 – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 5. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 7. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 10. #28H – Matt Hope, York, SC 11. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #67 – Brian Thomas JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (3rd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #67 – Brian Thomas DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28H – Matt Hope

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.

 

 

Bridges Snaps 15-Month Drought With USCS Win in Inaugural 360 Event at East Lincoln
 

STANLEY, N.C. – The ‘Wild Child’ made his return to the top of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters field after 15 long months on Friday night at East Lincoln Motor Speedway.

1998 series Rookie of the Year Johnny Bridges, from Cherryville, N.C. inherited the lead under a lap five caution during the 30-lap “Friday Fever” A-main, after early race leader C.J. Miller headed to the work area with front suspension problems.

Bridges then held off rookie points leader Nick Snyder, and ultimately, 11-time series champion Terry Gray over a series of restarts in the second half of the event to pick up his first win of the season and his 15th career USCS victory in the series’ inaugural visit to the tight North Carolina bullring.

The trip to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane was Bridges’ first since April 25, 2014 at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and made for an emotional victory lane celebration.

“[Wow], that felt good,” Bridges said after climbing on top of his No. 07 Ford-powered sprinter in celebration. “I didn’t know if I had anything for C.J. but I thought maybe I did. I hated to see him break so early on there but it was a huge break for us.”

Bridges had to survive two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish, set up after two multi-car crashes on the frontstretch shuffled the running order late in the going.

“We set the car up real tight to start and it just kept coming in. There at the end it might have been a little too loose on those late restarts. I did not want to see those cautions at all. I knew Terry was behind me at the very end and that’s the last thing you want is to have to hold him off. We did it though. It’s been a long time coming.”

Gray tried to chase Bridges down on the final two-lap sprint to the finish, but the veteran from Bartlett, Tenn. had nothing for Bridges and settled for second at the twin checkers. The 11-time champion also reclaimed the points lead by three markers over teammate Morgan Turpen, who rounded out the podium in third.

Bridges’ cousin and fellow Cherryville, N.C. native Lance Moss finished fourth and Pendergrass, Georgia’s Brian Thomas rebounded from a broken torsion bar to round out the top five.

Marco Island, Fla. rookie Snyder rallied after spinning out of second position with two laps remaining to finish sixth, with Eric Riggins Jr. coming home seventh after being collected off turn four when Snyder looped his machine. Brad Wickham, from Rutherfordton, N.C. was eighth and fellow Tar Heel State driver Shawn Mott was the last car running at the checkered flag in ninth, two laps down to the leaders.

Brandon McLain was credited with tenth at the checkered flag, after flipping on the opening start in turn one and refiring to complete every lap until the final green-white-checkered restart. The race-deciding dash was brought on after McLain and Wickham made contact on the frontstretch, leading to McLain spinning backwards and tagging the inside wall.

In all, six cautions and one red flag flew during the 30-lap feature, the most slowdowns in any single USCS main event this season.

Bridges kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and C.J. Miller scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Gray was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Nick Snyder received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Morgan Turpen passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) 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, July 25 with the Summer Speed Xplosion at the Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C. The stop is the first for the series at the four-tenths mile track since 2010, when Sport Allen picked up the victory.

The event will also be the conclusion to the five-race USCS Southern Speedweek mini-series. Terry Gray leads Eric Riggins Jr. by two points and his teammate Morgan Turpen by four points heading into the Speedweek finale.

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 “Friday Night Fever”; East Lincoln Motor Speedway; July 24, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Jay Dunham, Brandon McLain.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: C.J. Miller, Johnny Bridges, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Greg Smyre, Brad Wickham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Gary Troutman, Bobby Komisarski, Brandon McLain, Jay Dunham, Joe Larkin, Brian Thomas, Shawn Mott.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Glen Francis Memorial Cup A-main: 30-laps

1. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC
2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
4. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC
5. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA
6. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
7. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC
8. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC
9. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC
10. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
11. #21K – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC
12. #44 – Gary Troutman, Vale, NC
13. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA
14. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC
15. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC
16. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #07 – Johnny Bridges
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 – C.J. Miller
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Pole Award: #116 – Nick Snyder
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (2nd place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #23 – Lance Moss
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #67 – Brian Thomas
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 – Nick Snyder
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
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 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 winged sprint cars headline “THURSDAY THUNDER ” at East Lincoln Speedway this THURSDAY NIGHT, July 23rd

Atlanta, GA – July 21, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars invade the ¼ mile “Bullring” at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, North Carolina for the first time ever this THURSDAY night July 23rd. The USCS’ winged sprint car invasion is during the Speedway’s “THURSDAY THUNDER” mid week special event and, this is their one and only scheduled stop at ELS this season. Thursday’s event promises plenty of high speed racing action for the 700 horsepower winged sprint cars during their Round #4 of the USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek mini-series that includes five races over ten days in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. The Atlanta, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) is in its nineteenth season of competition

Thursday’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in four of East Lincoln 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 sprints. The speedway’s Limited Sportsman, Renegade Pro 4s and Stock 4s combined event in addition to the Front Wheel Drive division will join the two USCS sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All four other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events as well.

The East Lincoln Speedway USCS event expects to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track from as far away as 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 100 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 only female in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, 22 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads the series 2015 National point standings as well as the USCS Mid South regional series standings. Turpen has won at nearby Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC and at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC Driver, She has six career USCS main e vent wins to her credit.

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 one point coming into Thursday night’s race. Gray who has 89 career visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane is familiar a familiar nake to area race fans and has wins at nearby speedways.

20 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the point standings in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series that races in Florida, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas. Riggins, who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Roiokie of the Year has been to the USCS victory lane 11 times and has multiple wins at Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina He swept thr 2013 North vs.South Sprint Car Challenge at both Carolina and Cherokee Speedways.. He is very familiar to Charlotte metro area fans and will have plenty of fans in the stands on Thuersday 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 nearby Cherryville, North Carolina who is a past USCS regional series Champion and Rookie of the Year. Bridges has 14 USCS victories on his scorecard. Bridges won twice in 2014 and comes to East Lincoln Speedway hungry fpr a win at a track close to his home and fan base. He is expected to be one of those drivers to beat. Bridges cousin Lance Moss from Cherryville also is exoected to enter as well, Moss had a win at Lancaster Speedway in SC last season.

Other entries include 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Sixteen year-old USCS Rookie of the Year point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida will be shooting for his second USCS win of the season at East Lincoln,. He is in third place in the National point standings.

Other local and metro Charlotte, North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter include shawn Mott from Rockwell, North Caolina Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, C.J. Miller from Mooresville, Greg Smyre from, Hickory Bobby Komisarski from Lake Wylie, South Carolina and Matt Hope from nearby York, South Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.

Other entries include sprint car Jay Dunham from Augusta, Georgia and veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia , Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida.

East Lincoln Speedway is located at 1873 Mariposa Rd. Stanley, NC 28164. The race track phone number is: 704-263-5347. The track’s website is www.elspeedway.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 Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline “Wet and Wild” Night of Speed at Fayetteville Motor Speedway this SATURDAY NIGHT, July 25th

Atlanta, GA – July 22, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars invade Fayetteville Motor Speedway this SATURDAY night July 25th. The winged sprint car invasion is during the Speedway’s “Wet and Wild” Night of Speed special event that promises plenty of high speed racing action. The event features the USCS winged sprint cars during their Round #5 of the USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek mini-series that includes five races over ten days in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. The Atlanta, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) is in its nineteenth season of competition.

Saturday night’s racing action features a full program for the 700+ horsepower USCS winged outlaw style sprint cars plus racing in four of of Fayetteville Motor 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 sprints. The speedway’s Late Model, Diet Mountain Dew Modifieds, Pure Stock and U Cars divisions will join the two USCS sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All four other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events as well.

The Fayetteville Motor Speedway USCS event expects to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least five states to the track from as far away as 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.

The only female in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, 22 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads the series 2015 National point standings as well as the USCS Mid South regional series standings. Turpen has won at nearby Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC and at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC Driver, She has six career USCS main e vent wins to her credit.

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 one point coming into this weekends’ racing action race. Gray who has 89 career visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane is familiar a familiar nake to area race fans and has wins at nearby speedways.

20 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the point standings in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series that races in Florida, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and the Carolinas. Riggins, who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Roiokie of the Year has been to the USCS victory lane 11 times and has multiple wins at Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina He swept thr 2013 North vs.South Sprint Car Challenge at both Carolina and Cherokee Speedways.. He is very familiar to Charlotte metro area fans and will have plenty of fans in the stands on Thuersday 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 Rookie of the Year. Bridges has 14 USCS victories on his scorecard. Bridges won twice in 2014. He is expected to be one of those drivers to beat. Bridges cousin Lance Moss from Cherryville also is expected to enter as well, Moss had a win at Lancaster Speedway in SC last season.

Other entries include 2012 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Sixteen year-old USCS Rookie of the Year point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida will be shooting for his second USCS win of the season at East Lincoln,. He is in third place in the National point standings.

Other North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter include Shawn Mott from Rockwell, North Carolina Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, C.J. Miller from Mooresville, Greg Smyre from, Hickory Bobby Komisarski from Lake Wylie, South Carolina and Matt Hope from York, South Carolina are also on the pre-entry list.

Other entries include sprint car Jay Dunham from Augusta, Georgia and veterans Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Bob Auld from Largo, Florida

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.

 

 

Skinner Sweeps First Leg of Southern Speedweek, Ties Gallagher With 28th USCS Win at Dixie
 

WOODSTOCK, Ga. – by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio, Race Chaser Online and USCS Racing –

Marshall Skinner got out the broom and swept the opening weekend of the United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N’s Southern Speedweek after committing the equivalent of high-speed robbery at Dixie Speedway on Saturday night.

Skinner, the 1999 series champion from Marion, Ark., stole the lead from national points leader Morgan Turpen following a restart with six laps to go, holding his No. 26 Final Touch/Valvoline/DHR Suspensions sprinter wide open on the high side and never looking back after he got out front.

Skinner led the final half-dozen laps en route to his third win of the weekend and his 28th career USCS victory, which ties him with longtime rival and friend Eddie Gallagher for fifth on the all-time series win list – a fact that was not lost on the cagey veteran.

“It’s unbelievable. Eddie and I have raced together for a long time and I never thought I’d be able to catch him with the numbers he put up in 1998 and 1999,” Skinner said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “To do that tonight, after putting 16 years into supporting this series, means a whole lot and it’s a really special moment for me and for my team.”

The streak also marks the first time ever that Skinner has won three consecutive races in USCS competition.

“I’ve won two in a row a few times before, but I’ve never won three in a row before,” Skinner added. “This is a cool deal. It’s starting to feel like the old days coming back again.”

The sprint to the finish was set up after a spin by Jim Perricone in turn four, and then a subsequent multi-car crash in turn one on the first attempt at a restart – when Eric Riggins Jr. and Nick Snyder came together battling for third and Snyder spun in front of the lead pack.

Turpen, out of Cordova, Tenn., hung on to finish second after leading the first 24 laps from the K&N Filters Pole Position, but was dejected after seeing a near-surefire victory slip away.

“I don’t know what the difference was at the end,” Turpen said. “We had the car to beat all night long. He said to me afterwards that he just flat-footed it on the restart and he made it work. I wasn’t going to risk giving up a second-place finish and tearing my car up to fight him quite that hard for the win.”

Charlotte, N.C. hotshoe Eric Riggins Jr. rounded out the podium finishers by finishing third, with Bartlett, Tennessee’s Anthony Nicholson following in fourth. Johnny Bridges, from Cherryville, N.C. won a drag race to the line with Bartlett native and 11-time series champion Terry Gray for the fifth position.

Behind Gray, who crossed the checkered flag sixth, reigning series Rookie of the Year Brandon McLain, from Indian Trail, N.C. finished seventh and Ripley, Miss. veteran Jeff Willingham was eighth. Home state driver Jay Dunham, based in Grovetown, Ga., had a solid night in ninth and fellow Peach State driver Joe Larkin, from Suwanee, rounded out the top ten finishers.

Skinner kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, with a passing rain shower delaying the action just before heat races. Once the track was rolled back in, Skinner followed his dash performance up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Brandon McLain rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Gray was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Turpen garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award. Anthony Nicholson passed the most cars in the A-main (seven) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Thursday night, July 23 with Thursday Night Thunder at the East Lincoln Motor Speedway in Stanley, N.C. The event will be the inaugural series visit for the USCS to the third-mile dirt oval.

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 “Night of Thunder”; Dixie Speedway; July 18, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Marshall Skinner, Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Danny Martin Jr.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Marshall Skinner, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Jay Dunham, Jim Perricone, Brian Thomas, Danny Martin Jr., Joe Larkin, Don Goodwin.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Brandon McLain, Eric Riggins Jr., Jeff Willingham, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Anthony Nicholson, Ray Bugg, Shawn Mott.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Night of Thunder A-main: 30-laps

1. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR
2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC
4. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN
5. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC
6. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
7. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
8. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
9. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA
10. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA
11. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC
12. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX
13. #87 – Don Goodwin, Nashville, TN
14. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
15. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA
16. #25 – Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS
17. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #26 – Marshall Skinner
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #21B – Brandon McLain
K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner (1st place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10 – Terry Gray
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #33 – Joe Larkin

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.

 

 

Marshall Skinner Goes Back to Back With Second-Straight USCS Win at Boyd's

RINGGOLD, Ga. – Marshall Skinner was a man on a mission Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway.

In the first appearance at the three-eighths mile clay oval since 2012 for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour filtercharged by K&N, Skinner, from Marion, Ark., started fifth and methodically worked his way through the lead pack, taking the lead from current USCS Southern Thunder points leader Eric Riggins Jr. on lap 14 of the 30-lap A-main and going on to win his second straight USCS main event.

The win was Skinner’s second of the 2015 season and his 27th career USCS victory, putting him one win away from tying 1998 series champion Eddie Gallagher for fifth on the all-time series win list.

“I couldn’t have pictured this,” Skinner said of scoring back-to-back wins. “First, I want to thank all the fans for coming out after the tragedy that went down in Chattanooga on Thursday. I hope this was a great show for you guys. Second, I almost thought we were going to lose it during that yellow [because] we rode around for so long. My rear tires were going flat, but somehow, we got away and hung on. This feels great tonight.”

Riggins, from Charlotte, N.C., hung on for second, but could do nothing with Skinner over the final six-lap sprint to the finish – brought about after Johnny Bridges stopped at the entrance to turn three to draw the race’s lone caution flag on lap 24.

“Our car always takes a little time to come in, but lapped traffic really got in our way tonight,” Riggins explained. “That’s what allowed Marshall to get by me, in all honesty. If I could have gotten clear of traffic, I think I could have gotten away from him. The late caution didn’t help at all. I just wish we could have been able to race it out ourselves instead of having to fight through so many cars the way we did.”

Anthony Nicholson, out of Bartlett, Tenn. rounded out the podium finishers in third. He was followed by 11-time series champion and fellow Bartlett native Terry Gray and three-time championship runner-up Danny Martin Jr., from Sarasota, Fla., who made up the balance of the top five.

Championship leader Morgan Turpen came home sixth in the final rundown, with leading rookie contender and Marco Island, Fla. young gun Nick Snyder behind her in seventh. Grovetown, Ga. pilot Jay Dunham finished eighth, with Ripley, Mississippi’s Jeff Willingham and San Antonio, Texas’ Jim Perricone rounding out the top ten finishers.

Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and her teammate Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat. Riggins rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Anthony Nicholson was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action – moving from seventh to second – but after a four was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, Riggins garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award. Danny Martin Jr. came from the last row on the grid and 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, July 18 with the Night of Thunder at the 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.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sprint Car Mania VI”; Boyd’s Speedway; July 17, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Marshall Skinner, Danny Martin Jr., Jay Dunham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Johnny Bridges, Joe Larkin, Aubrey Black, Danny Martin Jr.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Jay Dunham, Jim Perricone, Ray Bugg, Shawn Mott.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Sprint Car Mania VI A-main: 30-laps

1. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 2. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 3. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, FL 9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 10. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX 11. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA 12. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 13. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC 14. #25 – Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 15. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 16. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. (5th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #10P – Jim Perricone

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 360s at Smoky Mountain Speedway

Story credit to Jacob Seelman

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Marshall Skinner received a king’s welcome back to United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N victory lane on Thursday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Skinner, the 1999 USCS champion, started from the K&N Filters pole position and never looked back, blasting away from three-time season winner Eric Riggins Jr. and leading all 30 laps of the “Thunder in the Smokies A-main en route to his first series win in nearly two years.

The win, Skinner’s first at SMS and his 26th career USCS victory, broke a drought dating back to November 3, 2013 at Riverside International Speedway and made for an emotional victory lane celebration for the Marion, Ark. native.

“[The car] was pretty good [tonight],” Skinner said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I haven’t been running any big tracks lately – we’ve been running Riverside [International Speedway] and [I-30 Speedway in] Little Rock weekly. I won the championships at both of those tracks last year, but that’s all I’ve been doing is running these small, quarter-mile little bullrings.”

“When we went to Batesville (Ark.) last weekend, which is a big track like this, I struggled bad. I said to myself, ‘Boy, I better go run me some of these bigger race tracks again so I can get back on top of my game,’ because I used to win at a bunch of these places. Luckily, we made it all come together and it put us back in victory lane tonight.”

“This is a big win, and I definitely needed it. We’re gonna be celebrating a long time tonight.”

Skinner hung on for the win despite a restart with 13 laps to go, sparked when Brandon McLain, from Indian Trail, N.C., blew a rear tire and spewed debris down the backstretch to draw the race’s only caution flag.

Though Riggins, the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year from Charlotte, N.C., was able to close up on Skinner’s tail tank on the restart, he could never get close enough to mount a charge for the victory.

“We really got good about halfway through the race, and I think we probably could have run Marshall down if that caution hadn’t come out,” Riggins admitted. “We had some issues with some lapped cars holding us up before the yellow and after it, the car just wasn’t the same. I think I just used up everything I had too soon tonight.”

Riggins then faded on the final lap, as 11-time and reigning series champion Terry Gray, out of Bartlett, Tenn. snuck by on the inside to claim the runner-up spot at the twin checkers. Riggins was credited with third in the rundown, scoring the K&N Filters Podium Award.

Three-time USCS championship runner-up and Sarasota, Fla. native Danny Martin Jr. finished fourth ahead of 2014 USCS Asphalt Thunder champion and current national points leader Morgan Turpen. The Cordova, Tenn. native and recent college graduate rounded out the top five and the lead lap cars at the finish.

Grovetown, Ga.’s Jay Dunham led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place effort, followed by Rockwell, N.C. rookie Shawn Mott, who scored a USCS career-best of seventh in his series debut. Longtime USCS competitor Joe Larkin, from Suwanee, Ga. was the final car running in eighth.

McLain was credited with ninth after his tire woes, and Lookout Mountain, Ga. veteran Aubrey Black finished out of the race in tenth with a flat tire from the debris field on the backstretch.

Former USCS Southern Thunder regional champion Johnny Bridges fell out early in the feature after losing power steering in his Ford Performance No. 07, and leading rookie contender Nick Snyder also retired early with motor issues.

Snyder (Mid-South) and Gray (Southern Thunder) kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dashes for their respective regions. Skinner followed by scoring the win in the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat, and Riggins rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Skinner was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and when a zero was rolled on the K&N Inversion Die, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Joe Larkin passed the most cars in the A-main (four) 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, July 17 with Sprint Car Wars VI at the Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. The event was rained out in both 2013 and 2014, but Tim Crawley won the most recent appearance at the three-eighths mile clay oval en route to the series championship in 2012.

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 “Thunder in the Smokies”; Smoky Mountain Speedway; July 16, 2015

Mid-South Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner.

Southern Thunder Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Aubrey Black, Brandon McLain.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Marshall Skinner, Danny Martin Jr., Terry Gray, Brandon McLain, Jay Dunham, Joe Larkin.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Johnny Bridges, Nick Snyder, Morgan Turpen, Shawn Mott, Aubrey Black.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N “Thunder in the Smokies” A-main: 30-laps

1. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 5. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 7. #5M – Shawn Mott, Rockwell, NC 8. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 9. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 10. #21A – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA 11. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 12. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Mid-South Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #116 – Nick Snyder Southern Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. K&N Filters Pole Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. (4th place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #33 – Joe Larkin Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #51 – Jay Dunham Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #5M – Shawn Mott DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21A – Aubrey Black

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 presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline “Thunder in the Smokies” racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Thursday (July 16th)

July 13, 2015 - Atlanta, GA - The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will headline this Thursday night’s “Thunder in the Smokies” racing program at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The event is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2015 season for the USCS winged sprint cars to the speedway. This special week night event is expected to bring top winged sprint cars and drivers from at least six states to the track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

The race will award USCS National championship points as well as points in both 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 consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas. Drivers from each regional series will go head to head for cash and glory for the East Tennessee race fans.

Twenty-two year female sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads both the USCS National sprint car standings and the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series standings as well. Turpen came into the 2015 season as the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America.

Currently, eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee trails her in the USCS National point standings in 2nd. Place coming into the Smoky Mountain Speedway event.

Thursday night entries also include May, 2014 USCS winner at “the Mountain’, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee and 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in May of 2013.

Another potent entry and USCS series point’s leader, twenty year old, Eric Riggins, Jr, from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the USCS Southern regional series team of drivers into this two region\ “Showdown”. Riggins is a three-time 3025 USCS feature winner.

On Thursday night USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. 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 will be next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event.

In addition to the winged sprint cars, Thursday’s special events include some of the area’s top Limited Late Models who will be racing for a $2000 top prize and Street Stocks will be awarded a $750 pay check.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road, Maryville, Tennessee 37801. The Smoky Mountain Speedway official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com and the track phone number is 865-856-8989. For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097..

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Late Models Headline Dixie Speedway Racing Saturday (7/18)

USCS Turpen 10

Woodstock, GA – July 14, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars along with the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints invade historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia for the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2015 on this -Saturday, July, 18th at 7:00 pm.

The event is expected to draw sprint car drivers from seven to nine states and awards National, Mid South regional series and Southern regional series points. Five past National and regional series Champions from the USCS are entered as well as the region’s top drivers.

The 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas is entered for Saturday’s event. Hagar has won the last two USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events at Dixie Speedway in 2013 ans 2014. Shawn Nelson from Ooltewah, Tennessee won the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint portion of the 2014 event.

Twenty-two year female sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads both the USCS National sprint car standings and the USCS mid South Thunder Tour regional series standings as well. Turpen is the team-mate of her car owner who is eleven-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray has won several past USCS events at Dixie Speedway and trails her in the USCS National point standings in 2nd.

Another past USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Dixie Speedway feature winner,, twenty year old, Eric Riggins, Jr, from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the USCS Southern regional series team of drivers into this regional series “Showdown”. Riggins is a three-time 3025 USCS feature winner.

In addition to the two USCS sprint car divisions, Dixie Speedway will feature its regular late model and stock car racing program including 800HP Super Late Models, Steelhead/525 Late Models, Crate Late Models, Super and Econo Bombers, Street Cruisers, and Pony Stock divisions.

Admission is $20 for adults in the grandstand ($3 discount with any Coca Cola product bottle cap) with children 8 years old and under free, and 9-17 years old just $6. Trackside admission is $25 per adult and $11 per child (11 years and under). Pit passes are $30 per adult and $11 per child (11 years and under).

Gates will open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7 PM

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For information or to view the 2015 schedule of events at Dixie Speedway please visit www.dixiespeedway.com or call 770-926-5315. For rules and other info on either USCS division please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR RACING HEADLINES SPRINT CAR MANIA VI RACING ACTION AT BOYD’S SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY NIGHT (July 17th)

Atlanta, GA – July 14, 2015 - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the 6th Annual “Sprint Car Mania” racing program at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday night, July 17th. The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) will roar into the fast 3/8-mile Georgia red-clay oval for their fifteenth event on the 19th Anniversary USCS National Championship schedule.

This is the one and only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled during the 2015 season at Boyd’s Speedway. This race is a twin region showdown for the series and will award National Championship points as well as points in the USCS Mid South and Southern Thunder regional series standings. The USCS Mid South region normally contests race in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Western Tennessee. The USCS Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, both Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee.

The special two region challenge event is expected to bring top winged Outlaw sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track seeking a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at the historic track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel 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 120 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 16-inch wide Hoosier rear racing tires.

Friday night's Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw sprint cars that includes 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 shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap “Sprint Car Mania” VI USCS A-main event.

The popular www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged Mini Sprints will join the USCS winged outlaw sprint cars on the action-packed racing program, creating an exciting open-wheeled winged race car double-header special event for the race fans. Several of the Boyd’s Speedway weekly racing divisions will join the two traveling series for a full night of family entertainment. Those divisions include Late Model and stock car racing divisions. There will be a full program of racing action in every division.

Twenty-two year old female sprint car hot-shoe and 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads both rhe USCS National and Mid South regional series point standings. Morgan Turpen, who was the 2014 Hoosier Tire USCS Asphalt Series Champion. She has a career total of six USCS feature wins is looking for her first win of the 2015 season coming into the weekend.

Eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee also tops the entry list for the Boyd’s Speedway event. He is among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past 5 years with over 90 feature wins. Gray has 89 career USCS feature wins.

Additionally expected to be at the top of the entry list is 2013 USCS National Champion Deek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who is the most successful drivers in the USCS over the last three seasons, The twenty-four year-old Hagar has 33 USCS career wins. Twenty-two of Hagar’s wins have come over the last three seasons.

The 2012 USCS National Champion and 2012 USCS “Sprint Car Mania” Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas has won three times in 2015 USCS competition. He is also expected to enter Friday’s event. Crawley is also among the top twenty-five drivers in victory lane visits over the past 5 years. Crawley has 75 USCS main event wins.

In addition to Turpen, young drivers include the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who finished in fourth place in the USCS 2013 standings. Also entered is 20 year-old 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who is currently the USCS Southern Thunder regional point standings leader.. Riggins has 11 USCS feature wins as well.

Other expected entries include past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia and Jay Dunham from Augusta, Georgia, 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina among others.

The current USCS Rookie of the Year point’s leader is Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida. The 16 year-old Sntder is currently third in the National point standings and already has a USCS feature win on May 8th at Travelers Rest Speedway in South Carolina to his credit.

Another sprint car racer for local fans to cheer for is USCS veteran Aubrey Black from nearby, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Black is expected to do double duty in the Outlaw sprint car and mini sprint divisions. His son Aubrey Black II is also entered in the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series division for winged mini sprints.

Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday and racing action begins at 7:00pm sharp! Boyd’s Speedway is located less than one mile off Interstate 75 at Tennessee Exit 1A/Ringgold Road. The physical address for the facility is 1481 Scruggs Road, Ringgold, GA 30736. The track’s phone number is 706-891-6803 and the website is www.boydsspeedway.com

For USCS info please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint cars compete three times in USCS first Southern Sprint Speedweek starting on Thursday, July 16th

July 12, 2015 - Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars are set to compete at three East Tennessee and North Geogia dirt ovals this coming weekend from Thursday until Saturday. The events are part of the series’ first-ever USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek. The USCS drivers who just competed last weekend for a chance to be the first to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at two Arkansas ovals move their focus to the East this weekend. On Thursday, July 16th the series makes its first stop of the weekend for ”Thursday Thunder in the Smokies” Round #1 event. On Friday, July 17th the series moves two hours South to Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia for the Sprint Car Mania VI at the historic track. The first weekend’s action concludes at famed Dixie Speedway on the Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday night (July 18th). Over $60,000 in prize money plus contingencies is posted.

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2015 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to each of these 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.

This three-night, three-track 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 sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. 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.

In addition to the winged sprint cars, Racing in the track’s Late Model and Stock Car divisions will join the action-packed sprint car racing programs at each track.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road, Maryville, Tennessee. Smoky Mountain Speedway’s official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Boyds Speedway is located at 1481 Scruggs Rd. in Ringgold, GA. Their official website is www.boydsspeedway.net . Dixie Speedway is located at 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, GA, Their website id found at www.dixiespeedway.com Each track also has a Facebook page. For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

 

 

Hagar battles to 3rd 2015 USCS by K&N Filters win at Crowley’s Ridge on Thursday

PARAGOULD, AR. – July 9, 2015 - Thursday night’s rescheduled USCS ‘Rumble at the Ridge’ ended up being a clean sweep for 2013 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters champion Derek Hagar. Hagar, from nearby Marion, Ark., took the lead of the 30-lap feature event at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway away from Millersville, Missouri hot shoe Joe B. Miller on a lap 14 restart and led the rest of the distance to notch his third United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters win of the 2015 season and claim his second Glen Francis Memorial Cup trophy in the process. The win was Hagar’s 32nd career USCS victory, and his second in three years at the track (2013 and 2015), after the 24-year-old also won the Hoosier Speed Dash and the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat earlier in the night.

“I saw the 42 [of Andy McElhannon] staying with us on the bottom lane on the restart before the last one,” Hagar explained in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I tried it, and it worked surprisingly well for us.”

“I kinda slipped up a little bit at the start that allowed Joe B. to get by me; they moved the tires out just before the start of the race and it messed my line up a bit because I didn’t have anything to get ahold of [on the bottom.] That last restart, we finally got a bit of a run and were able to get by and hold him off from there

Miller, who hung on to finish a USCS career-best of second, said that the mid-race restart – sparked after 2012 series champion Tim Crawley and veteran Justin Webb flipped in turn one – ultimately spoiled his chances of scoring a maiden USCS 360 main event win.

“My game plan just changed [when that last caution came out],” Miller admitted. “I thought I was going to try blocking the slider on Derek, and I think I just lost too much momentum. Hats off to him though, he did a great job. Our car was great, and the track prep was fantastic tonight. I’m really happy with this result and I think it shows a lot of what we’re capable of.”

Brad Bowden, from Hernando, Miss. Who started fourteenth rounded out the podium in third, with Andy McElhannon finished fourth after running as high as second during the 30-lap main. Eleven time and defending series champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., completed the top five at the checkers.

The race was slowed by three cautions in addition to the lap 13 red flag – at lap two for a spin by Dylan DeJournett in turn one; at lap five when Bryant, Arkansas pilot Zach Pringle looped his machine in turn three; and at lap nine when Crawley dove low in turn four to try and take the lead from Miller, but shot up the race track and jumped the cushion in turn four.

Crawley was able to continue after that incident, and had worked his way back from 21st to 14th when he went tumbling end over end. The Benton, Arkansas veteran was scored 21st in the finishing order.

At the final flag, 1998 USCS champion and Olive Branch, Mississippi driver Eddie Gallagher led the second group of drivers with a sixth place effort, with Marshall Skinner, from Marion, Arkansas following in seventh. Hernando, Mississippi’s Jerod Roller finished eighth and Anthony Nicholson, out of Millington, Tennessee ame home in ninth. Little Rock, Arkansas hotshoe Cody Gardner capped off the top ten finishers.

In preliminary action, Hagar won the hoosier Tire Speed Dash for sprint cars then followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Andy McElhannon rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, Miller took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat and Mike Pack triumphed in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

Hagar 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 also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Third place finisher Brad Bowden started 14th and passed the most cars in the A-main (11) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule Friday night, July 10 with the rescheduled ‘Brawl in Batesville’ at the Batesville Motor Speedway.

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 “Rumble at the Ridge”; Crowley’s Ridge Raceway; July 9, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley, A.G. Raines, Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Zach Pringle (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Derek Hagar, Marshall Skinner, Zach Pringle, A.G. Raines, Jerod Roller, Justin Webb, Jan Howard.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Andy McElhannon, Eddie Gallagher, Anthony Nicholson, Cody Gardner, Howard Moore, Jeff Willingham, Ronny Howard.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Joe B. Miller, Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Brad Bowden, Nick Snyder, Kevin Hinkle, Blake Jenkins.

JE Pistons Fourth Heat: Mike Pack, Terry Gray, 7, Robert Richardson, Christopher Wright, Tyler Vaughn, Brandon Hinkle.

Saldana Racing Products B-Main: 12-laps (6 transfer)

1. #3 – A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR 2. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 3. #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 4. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 5. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 6. #88R – Jan Howard, Marion, AR 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 9. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 10. #99 – Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR 11. #32 – Brandon Hinkle, Cabot, AR 12. #72 – Christopher Wright, Qulin, MS 13. #21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR 14. #18T – Tyler Vaughn, Bono, AR

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Glen Francis Memorial Cup A-main: 30-laps

1. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #51B – Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO 3. #39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 4. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 5. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 6. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 7. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 8. #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 9. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 10. #2J – Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR 11. #17 – Mike Pack, Batesville, AR 12. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 13. #88R – Jan Howard, 14. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 15. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 16. #3 – A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR 17. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 18. #7 – Dylan DeJournett, New Madrid, MO 19. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 20. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 21. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 22. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 23. #8Z – Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR

Did Not Start A-main:

#99 – Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR #32 – Brandon Hinkle, Cabot, AR #72 – Christopher Wright, Qulin, MS #21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR #18T – Tyler Vaughn, Bono, AR

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #9JR – Derek Hagar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9JR – Derek Hagar Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #42 – Andy McElhannon Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #51B – Joe B. Miller www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: #17 – Mike Pack K&N Filters Pole Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #51B – Joe B. Miller (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #51B – Joe B. Miller K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #39 – Brad Bowden Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #39 – Brad Bowden Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10 – Terry Gray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #1 – Eddie Gallagher Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #2J – Cody Gardner

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 Bell Racing USA.

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprints headline Batesville Motor Speedway “Thunder in the Grove” speed spectacular on Friday, July 10th

Atlanta, GA – July 7, 2015 - The fastest and most powerful race cars to touch the 3/8 mile high banked racing surface at famed Batesville Motor Speedway this season, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, invade the speedway on Friday, July 10th at 7:30 pm. The winged sprint cars of the USCS are the headliners of the speedway’s “Thunder in the Grove” speed spectacular. The series will be making its first appearance at BMS since the 2012 season. This event was originally scheduled for last Friday, but, was rained out and re-scheduled..

The USCS winged sprint cars reach speeds over 120 miles per hour at undeniably Arkansas’ fastest oval track. The USCS event is expected to bring top winged outlaw style sprint car drivers from at least five states to the w dirt clay oval track located at 4090 Heber Springs Rd., Locust Grove, Arkansas.

An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program on Friday night 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-car shootout. The dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

The event, for the sprint car drivers, will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee

Noted USCS Batesville entries include Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas who was the 2012 USCS National Champion and 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee are entered as is 2014 National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas.

Also expected to enter is 2012 USCS Batesville Motor Speedway feature winner Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee. Nicholson was a six time 2014 USCS feature winner. Also entered is the current USCS National point’s leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. The 22 year-old Turpen is the only female sprint car driver in the field and leads the USCS Mid South regional point standings as well. She will be joined on the entry list by past series Champion, Marshall Skinner also from Marion, Arkansas.

Talented Rookie of the Year point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who has one feature win in his first full season with the series and ranks third in the National point standings is entered as well.

Other expected entries include local Batesville resident Mike Pack Also on the expected list is Robert Richardson from Pang burn, Arkansas and Kenneth Jackson from Searcy, Arkansas. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee, are both expected as is Justin Webb from Drummonds, Tennessee and Ronny Howard from Nesbit, Mississippi are also expected in addition to other drivers.

The busy racing card also includes the speedway’s IMCA Modified, Street Stock, Hobby and Factory Stock divisions to add plenty of door-to-door and fender rubbing racing action to the event. All in all after the preliminary qualifying races in each division, there are over 75+ laps of main events in five of the area’s most popular racing divisions to enjoy.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm with racing action at 7:30 pm. For more information on the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and the K&N Filters USCS outlaw modified Series including their full 2015 schedules of events and /or rules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on Batesville Motor Speedway visit www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net .

 

 

RESCHEDULED: USCS Outlaw Sprints headline 4th Annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge” Classic at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway On Thursday, July 9th

Atlanta, GA – July 6, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are reset to invade the ¼ mile racing surface at historic Crowley’s Ridge Raceway on Thursday, July 9th at 7:30 pm as headliners of the 4th annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge”. The special mid week event that has become an instant classic over the last three years was rained out last Thursday evening (7/2) at 6:00 pm when the week’s heavy downpours kicked in,but has been rescheduled for this Thursday night.

The USCS winged sprint car race is expected to bring top winged outlaw style sprint car drivers from at least five states to the ¼ mile clay oval track located between Paragould and Jonesboro, Arkansas on Highway 351. The USCS winged sprint cars reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour around the track that fans and competitors alike affectionately refer to as just, “The Ridge”

An action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program on Thursday night 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-car 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 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

The event, for the sprint car drivers, will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee

Also featured on the special mid-week Thursday night racing program are the mighty open wheel modifieds of the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series presented by Gamble’s Home Furnishings. The USCS Outlaw Modified Series will have some of the Mid South’s top drivers competing for a $1100 top prize snd championship points as well.

The busy racing card also includes the speedway’s Late Model division racing for an expanded purse to add some door-to-door and fender rubbing racing action to the event. All in all after the preliminary qualifying races in each division, there are 75+ laps of Championship main events in 3 of the area’s most popular racing divisions to enjoy.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm with racing action at 7:30 pm. For more information on the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and the K&N Filters USCS outlaw modified Series including their full 2015 schedules of events and /or rules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on Crowley’s Ridge Raceway visit www.crraceway.com.

 

 

USCS Sprints set new rainout record

USCS logo 2013 for marquee.jpgAtlanta, GA – July 5, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters set or tied some records during it’s three-race Independence Day 2015 weekend, Those records were not ones that should have anyone happy. First of all, the series tied the record for the most races cancelled due to rain in one weekend. The series experienced rained out events at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway on Thursday, July 2nd, Batesville Motor Speedway on Friday, July 3rd and at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, July 4th. This matched last season’s rain out record for the last three events of the series 2014 USCS Sprint Speedweek that were all rained out.

Secondly the USCS sprint car division’s total of ten rainouts in twenty-one attempts to have an event is the most ever weather cancelled events in one season for the series during its nineteen seasons of competition for winged sprint cars.

USCS series Founder and President, Pete Walton said” I cannot remember in our nineteen seasons of USCS competition, ever having a year effected by the weather like this one has been. It has really been a challenge for our racing series and for our race teams. Fortunately we have been able to make up some of the events. We have two already re-scheduled from last weekend at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway this coming Thursday, July 9th and Batesville Motor Speedway on Friday, July 10th as well.. We also hope to make up our Speedweek Finale at Riverside International Speedway. That event has been rained out twice now this season,”

“On a positive note I will have to say though, in most cases, our attendance at the USCS events we have been able to hold, has been up from the past few seasons” Walton concluded..

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters still has a full slate ahead with twenty-four nights of events still on the schedule and a possibility of several more dates being added.

For a full and updated schedule of remaining events, rules and other USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com . Also please follow USCS on Twitter @Uscsracing . You male also like and follow USCS on two Facebook pages at Uscsracing and on their fan page at USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction). The USCS office phone numbers are 770-865-6097 and 770-460-7223.

 

 

Riverside International Speedway hosts USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 finale on Saturday (July 4th )

Atlanta, GA - May 28, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com concludes its highly competitive 10th annual USCS Sprint Speed Week at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on this Saturday,(July 4th) at 7:30 pm. The race is entitled as the 9th Annual “Rumble at the River” at the 1/4-mile high-banked gumbo clay oval.

The race will be the final round of a five race over eight day mini-series at tracks located in a close proximity to one another in the Mid-South area. This event is also set to be race number 14 on the season for the touring USCS sprint car drivers.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 Round One event on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from nearby Marion, Arkansas who is entered for Thursday’s event. Hagar defeated a stellar 33 car field his first visit of the 2015 season to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and his 30th career USCS victory.

The Sunday, May 24th event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) was rained-out as was the Thursday night May 28th event at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama for the second straight year. The Round Four event at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi was also won by Derek Hagar. The Greenville speedway event was made up on Saturday, June 20th and Tim Crawley was the winner.

The Riverside International Speedway USCS event is expected to draw a large field of winged sprint car drivers. Drivers from at eleven states entered the first event on Saturday, May 23rd at Jackson Motor Speedway (Jackson, MS) from as far away as North Carolina and Washington state.

The 2014 USCS Sprint Speedweek events averaged 28 cars per event with 30 entering at Riverside International Speedway for the finale event in 2014. There’s no reason to believe Saturday, July 4th event will have any less participation.

Twenty-One year old Morgan Turpen who is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver is the current USCS National point standings leader. She also leads the standings in the USCS Mid-South regional series. Another young driver, sixteen Year-old Marco Island Rookie of the Year contender, Nicholas Snyder is in third place in the National standings and scored a career-first win at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th..

An action packed program awaits fans 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 shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 9th Annual 30-lap USCS “Rumble at the River” winged sprint car A-main event.

The 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.

Just a few of the noted drivers who are entered include eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee plus the 2012 National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. National points leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is entered . Derek Hagar is the recent USCS Sprint Speedweek wins leader with 5 for 8 over the past two seasons so far. He won three of the four mini-series events held during 2014 season.

Also on the racing program are several of Riverside’s weekly Saturday night racing divisions including the Limited Late Models, Riverside Stock Cars, Open Wheel Modifieds and the popular 305 Winged Sprint Cars.. The largest Fireworks Display in the speedway’s history is also planned to celebrate American Freedom.

For more information on Riverside International Speedway visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com The office number is 901-840-1970 and the race day phone number is 870-735-8071. For more information on the USCS Speed Week 2013 including the full 2013 schedule, please visit www.uscsracing.com . Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprints headline 4th Annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway On Thursday, July 2nd

Atlanta, GA – June 28, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade Crowley’s Ridge Raceway on Thursday night July 2nd at 7:30 pm as headliners of the 4th annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge”. The event serves as round three of a five race sprint car USCS Super Dirt Week scheduled over the 2015 Independence Day holiday week.

The holiday week special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw style sprint car drivers from at least five states to the ¼ mile clay oval track located between Paragould and Jonesboro, Arkansas on Highway 351. The USCS winged sprint car race will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series Championship points. The USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series primarily consists of races in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee

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-car 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 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

Also featured on the special mid-week Thursday night holiday week racing program are the mighty open wheel modifieds of the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series presented by Gamble’s Furmiture racing for a $1100 top prize. NASCAR veteran and dirt track legend, Ken Schrader will compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series division. Schrader who has visited the www.eockauto.com USCS Victory Lane three times previously will be one of the favorites on Thursday night.

The racing card also includes the speedway’s Late Model division racing for an expanded purse that will add some door-to-door and fender rubbing racing action to the event. All in all after the preliminary qualifying races in each division, there are 75+ laps of Championship main events plus a holiday fireworks.

For more information on the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters including the full 2015 schedule of events and /or rules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on Crowley’s Ridge Raceway visit www.crraceway.com.

Photo/Caption: #10 Eleven -time and defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of USCS winged outlaw sprint car drivers into Thursday night’s “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Round Three of Five during USCS Super Dirt Week 2015. (Blake Hagan photo)

 

 

Crawley completes weekend sweep to go three in-a-rows in USCS at I-30 Speedway

BENTON, AR – June 27, 2015 – 2012 USCS National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas won his third United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event in as many races on Saturday night before his hometown fans. Crawley held off Bryant, Arkansas driver Zach Pringle the entire 30-lap distance for his third straight visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 2nd annual USCS “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill” at the famed I-30 Speedway. It was Crawley’s third series win over just a two weekend stretch. The win at Crawley’s “home track” was his 75th career USCS win. That total is only topped by retired USCS competitor, Kenny Adams with 100 and the defending and eleven time series Champion, Terry Gray with 89 victories.

Zack Pringle took the lead on the initial start from K&N Filters Pole Position and led the first nine laps before Crawley who started next to him in the front row could overhaul him on the backstretch and made a pass in turn four coming to the flag stand on lap ten. From that point on Crawley had to hold off Pringle and third starting 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas for the rest of the distance. Both Pringle and Hagar put on quite the “wheelie show” for race fans as they charged off turn four and down the “hooked up” front stretch in pursuit of Crawley as the trio charged through lapped traffic at a torrid pace.

There were only two caution periods during the main event. One on lap three for Blake Jenkins spin. The second one when former track Champion, Justin Sturch looped on lap eighteen giving Pringle and Hagar a re-start opportunity to deny Crawley the parking spot in victory lane. Their efforts were to no avail as Crawley charged away to his seventy-fifth series win

Behind Crawley at the finish were Zack Pringle in the runner-up spot, Hagar in third place followed by Brandon Hanks from Burleson, Tennessee in fourth place. Former track Champion A.G. Rains rounded out the top five drivers.

Past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner was the next driver to cross under the checkers; the Marion, Arkansas driver ended the night in sixth. Current USCS National point’s leader, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee notched a seventh-place finish after starting eighth. Young gun Howard Moore from Memphis, Tennessee grabbed an eighth place finish on the evening. Ninth place went to Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee who scored a USCS feature win back in 2013. Defending series Champion, Terry Gray completed the top ten finishers.

Anthony Nicholson kicked off the evening’s racing action with a win in the Hoosier Speed Dash, Brandon Hanks notched the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Tim Crawley drove to victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. A.G. Rains drove to victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat triumph, and Marshall Skinner collected the checkers in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

Marshall Skinner was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after first heat winner Brandon Hanks drew a four in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Zack Pringle garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award.

Ernie Ainsworth from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 15-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions B-Main. Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee advanced the most positions in the A-main (seven) to collect the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series is back in action next weekend with a three-day Independence Day weekend schedule. Action kicks off on Thursday night at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas for the 4th annual USCS “Rumble at the Ridge”. Tthe K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the track’s Late Model division.are on rthe card as well. On Friday night, July 3rd the series makes a return visit to Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas, as headliners of the track’s annual “Freedom Blast” event that also features the Arkansas based Outlaw Late Model Series. Also on the racing program IMCA Modified, Hobby and Factory Stock classes. The fans will also be treated to one of the state’s biggest Fireworks celebrations.

The weekend’s action concludes with the USCS “Sprint Speedweek 2015” Finale on Saturday, July 4th, at historic Riverside International Speedway for the re-scheduled event, Rain forced postponement of the race at the end of May.

For rules, schedules and more information on the USCS Sprint Car Series, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters at I-30 Speedway; June 27, 2015.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Blake Jenkins, Nick Snyder, and Robert Richardson.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Brandon Hanks, Charlie Loudon, Zach Pringle, Howard Moore, Anthony Nicholson, Matthew Bauldwin and Robert Richardson,

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Jeremy Middleton, Terry Gray Blake Jenkins,, Dalton Davis, Justin Webb, and Cody Gardner.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: A.G. Rains, Derek Hagar, Ernie Ainsworth, Nick Snyder, Tommy Snellgrove, Jeff Willingham and Mike Pack.

JE Pistons Fourth Heat:, Marshall Skinner, Rick Pringle, Morgan Turpen, Taylor Tidmore, Justin Sturch, Kenneth Jackson and Kevin Hinkle.

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions B-Main #1: 15-laps (6 transfer)

#91A - Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #9 - Justin Sturch, Benton, AR #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN #43- Matthew Bauldwin, Little Rock, AR #17 - Mike Pack, Batesville, AR #4 - Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR #31 - Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #21 - Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #8 - Kenneth Jackson, Searcy, AR #32X - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR #2j – Cody Gardner, Benton, AR (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters

“Hammerdown at Hammer Hill” Main Event: 30-laps;

#88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #8Z - Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR #9Jr. - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #40 - Howard Moore, Memphis, TN #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #9 - Justin Sturch, Benton, AR #116 - Nick Sntder, Marco Island, FL #99 - Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR #31 - Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #43 - Matthew Bauldwin, Little Rock, AR 15J - Jeremy Middleton, North Little Rock, AR #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #38 - Rick Pringle, Benton, AR #4 - Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR X – Charlie Loudon, Camden, AR #32x Mike Pack, Batesville, AR

Did Not Start A-Main:

#21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR

#8 – Kenneth Jackson, Searcy, AR

32x - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR

#2j - Cody Gardner, Benton, AR

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #16 - Anthony Nicholson Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #Brandon Hanks Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #88 Tim Crawley Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #3 – A.G. Rains JE Pistons Fourth Heat: #26 Marshall Skinner K&N Filters Pole Award: #8z – Zack Pringle JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #88 Tim Crawley (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #9Jr. Derek Hagar Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #3 A.G. Rains Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #26 Marshall Skinner 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 2014 and 18th 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 Bell Racing USA.

 

 

Crawley celebrates 73rd USCS win at Diamond Park Speedway

NASHVILLE, AR – June 26,, 2015– The 2012 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and the Mike Ward Racing #88 crew celebrated Crawley’s 73rd career USCS feature win and second in less than a week on Friday night in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Diamond Park Speedway. This one didn’t come easy though as Crawley sat through a ten minute rain delay on lap 15. He then had to fend of hard-charging USCS rookie point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida over the last 10 laps for the win.

Snyder started seventh in the main event and charged past several more experienced drivers to challenge 11 time series Champion, Terry Gray for the runner-up spot on lap fourteen. On lap fifteen as the two approached the rear of the field, a car spun in front of the duo and collected Gray on the bottom of the track. Snyder assumed the second position behind Crawley for the re-start and Gray pushed off and joined the field at the rear, Just a s rain started to fall.

After a ten minute delay, while the cars paced the track, the field ran a quick three lap hot-lap session to test racing surface and received instructions to line up and get ready for the final Ten laps.

On the re-start Crawley chose the bottom of the race track and Snyder went to the high side to try to pass the veteran for the first five laps. Crawley then tested the high side for several laps. With two laps to go Snyder appeared to almost spin out midway through turns three and four while driving in deeper every lap trying to steal the victory from the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Sprint Car Driver of the Year. This was all Crawley needed to put some distance between he and Snyderr. He crossed the finish line five car lengths ahead of the talented rookie for his third USCS win in a row at the fast 3/8 mile red clay oval.

A short distance behind the lead duo, USCS Mid South Thunder tour regional series point’s leader, Morgan Turpen padded her lead in the standings by finishing in the K&N Filters Podium Awarding third place. Another young gun, Blake Jenkins from Benton, Arkansas followed Turpen to the finish line in fourth place and 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year , Anthony Nicholson rounded out the top five.

Sixth place went to Pangburn, Arkansas driver Robert Richardson. Justin Sturch, a past sprint car winnerat the speedway, also from Benton, Arkansas. Came home in seventh. Former series Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas, who spun early in the race while running fourth, finished in eighth place. A.G Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas followed in ninth place and Terry Gray recovered to finish tenth.

Crawley started off the night’s racing action with a win in the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Morgan Turpoen then won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, Her team-mate, Terry Gray grabbed the Butlerbuilt Second Heat win. After first heat winner and high passing point’s earner, Morgan Turpen pulled a four in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Robert Richardson garnered the K&N Pole Award and starting position. Nick Snyder advanced the most positions in the A-Main (five) to score the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N concludes the first of two Arkansas weekends with the “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill” at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday night. Grandstand gates open at 5 PM local time, with racing to start just after 7 PM.

RESULTS: United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filteras at Diamond Park Speedway; June 26th, 2015 Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Tim Crawley, Nick Snyder, Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Justin Webb and Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Robert Richardson, Blake Jenkins, Nick Snyder, Justin Sturch, Joe Young and Taylor Tidmore.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, A.G. Rains, Anthony Nicholson, Justin Webb and Jeff Willingham. \ USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N “Stars and Stripes Duel at the Diamond” Main Event: 30-laps

1. #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #116 - Nick Snyder, Marco 3. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. 99 - Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR 5. #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 6. #32X - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 7. #9 - Jjustin Sturch, Benton, AR 8. #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 9. #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 10. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 11. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 12. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13 #12T – Joe Young, Benton, AR (DNS) 14. #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #88 tim Crawley Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10m Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #10 Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 16 Anthony Nicholson (5th place) Bell Racing USA Focus Award: #116 Nick Snyder

K&N Filters Podium (3rdt place) Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 4th place: #99 Blake Jenkins

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 Nick Snyder

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #32x Robert Richardson

Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #9 Justin Sturch

MI/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. Saldana Racing Products, Bell Racing USA, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

Story by: Pete Walton

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint Cars and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR headline action

at I-30 Speedway on SATURDAY (June 27th)

Atlanta, GA – June 25, 2015 – With good racing weather predicted, the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade I-30 Speedway on Saturday night June 27th as headliners of the speedway’s “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill” 2015. The event serves as round two of a five race USCS “Super Dirt Week” scheduled over the next week at five tracks all located in Arkansas. The 2014 version of the event brought 36 competitors to the facility to compete on the historic ¼ mile. One of its hometown favorites; Tim Crawley from nearby Benton, Arkansas, who was the 2012 USCS National Champion, won the 2014 contest.

The holiday week special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw style sprint car drivers from at least six states to the ¼ mile clay oval track located just off Interstate 30 West at the Alexander Road Exit 126 in Little Rock, Arkansas (near Benton).

The USCS winged sprint car race will award USCS 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

Fans will be treated to an action packed USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car racing program that 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-car shootout. This dash will be followed by a series of qualifying heat races and Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap USCS sprint car A-main event.

Also featured on the special holiday week racing program are three of the track’s most popular weekly racing divisions that will add some door-to-door and fender rubbing racing action to the event. Those divisions include the IMCA open wheel modifieds, the Bumper to Bumper Super Stocks and the track’s winged 600 mini sprints.

In addition to the racing action the event also features a huge professional FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR to celebrate our Nation’s freedom. USCS Founder and President said ”Last year’s fireworks at I-30 Speedway were breathtaking and the most exciting I’ve ever seen at a racing facility. All I can say is Wow!, Don’t miss this event, the fireworks are worth the price of admission alone.”

Gates to I-30 Speedway open at 5pm on Saturday with racing action starting at 7;30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $20 and Children 6-12 years old are just $2.

For more information on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters including the full 2015 schedule of events and rules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on I-30 Speedway visit please visit www.i-30speedway.com or call the track office at 501-455-4567.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Sprint Cars, K&N USCS Outlaw Modifieds and FIREWORKS! headline the action at Diamond Park Speedway Park on Friday, June 26th

Atlanta, GA - June 24, 2015 – This Friday night (June 26th)} , the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars kicks off a five race USCS Super Dirt Week as headliners of the 3rd annual “Duel at the Diamond” speed and FIREWORKS spectacular at Diamond Park Speedway. Sprint car drivers from at least five states are expected for the series tenth event of the year. The winner of the USCS Sprint Car Amain at Diamond Park Speedway wil receive a $2000 payday. Expected entries include 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas who won the 2013 and 2014 USCS contests at Diamond Park Speedway. Also entered is 11-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee.

Both Gray and Crawley were ranked among the top twenty drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings. Also expected is 2013 and defending USCS National sprint car Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was ranked among the top 15 drivers in the Nation out of 3500 drivers considered by the NSCHOF pollsters..

Also competing will be the Nation’s top ranked female sprint car driver in the land, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen who was the 2010 USCS National ” Rookie of the Year”. Turpen is currently ranked in the runner-up position in the National point standings and leads the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional point standings. She has six career visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. The versatile twenty-one year old was the 2014 USCS Hoosier Asphalt Series Champion.

Sensational sixteen year-old “Rookie of the Year” point’s leader, Nick Snyder from Marco Island , Florida, will also be in the field. Snyder ranks third in the USCS National point standings coming into Friday’s event. The impressive Florida young gun already has won a main event this season on May 8th Travelers Rest Speedway in South Carolina.

Also on the racing card for their third ever visit to the speedway will be the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series open wheel modified cars. The USCS Modified division will race for $1000 to win 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 239th birthday.

Over $20,000 is posted in guaranteed prize money during the third 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 Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) racing divisions including rules and complete racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Tim Crawley blasts to 2nd USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 win at Greenville Speedway

Greenville, MS – June 20, 2015 – United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters 2012 National champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas, charged from his third place starting position after a first lap re-start into the lead, then into the www.rockauto USCS Victory Lane 30 laps later at Greenville Speedway on Saturday night. Crawley’s second USCS win of the season came in the USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #2 make-up race that was originally scheduled on May 24th but rained out. It was Crawley’s second Speedweek 2015 win as well.

A first lap tangle that occurred when K&N Filters Pole Position starter Buster Dickerson from Caledonia, Mississippi looped his #86 exiting turn two and left 11 time USCS National sprint Car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who started in third place, no place to go. The incident left Dickerson and Gray on the sidelines and re-aligned the front six cars for the re-start. Marshall Skinner who originally was to start fourth, also needed repairs and re-started at the rear of the field.

The new line-up placed 1998 USCS Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi who won the Engler Machine and Tools First Heat on the pole and Tim Crawley outside the front with Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas and Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee in the second row.

Crawley drag raced Gallagher to the first turn and won that contest. After that, it was a battle for the runner-up spot as Crawley led all 30 laps. Gallagher, who proved he is back in top racing forrm after several strong runs with the series, held off first a hard-charging Jordon Mallett and then Marshall Skinner who raced back from the rear off the field to finish in the third spot. Behind Sinner was Jordon Mallet , who was the series 2011 Rookie of the Year, in fourth place at the stripe. Morgan Turrpen completed her night in fifth place.

The race saw several more caution periods and a red flag on lap twenty-five for Marshall Yelverton’s slow rollover.

Tim Sites from Memphis, Tennessee avoided any of those incidents and ended his night in sixth place. He was followed by the evening’s Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger, Klint Angelette from Thibodeaux, Louisiana in seventh place. Angelette started seventeenth. Donny Howard from from Hernando, Mississippi finished eighth Marshall Yelyerton from Florence, Mississippi rallied to finish in ninth place and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year driver Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded

The United Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, June 26th at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas The series then completes a weekend double at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday, June 27th.

For rules, schedules and more information on the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS:

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Greenville Speedway on Sunday, June 20, 2015 results

Hoosier Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Jeff Willingham. and Nick Snyder.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eddie Gallagher, Marshall Skinner, Terry Gray,Jordon Mallett, Curt Terrell, Nick Snyder, Marshall Yelverton, Greg Merritt, Mark Gant and Jeff Willingham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Buster Dickerson, Justin Webb, Ronny Howard, Tim Sites, Donny Howard, Bill Mason and Klint Angelette.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Speedweek 2015 Round #2 at Grenville Speedway on Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Main event 30-laps:

Pos.….Car#...Driver / Hometown

1. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

2. 1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

3. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

4. 14 Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR

5. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN

6. 6 Tim Sites, Memphis, TN

7. 19 Klint Angelette, Thibodeaux, LA

8. 55 Donny Howard, Hernando, MS

9. 21 Marshall Yelverton, Florence, MS

10. 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

11. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

12. 25 Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

13. B52 Bill Mason, Richland, MS

14. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco island, FL

15. 31 Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

16. 12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

17. 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

18. 86 Buster Dickerson, Caldonia, MS

19. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards: USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #10 Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #1 Eddie Gallagher Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #99 Tim Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 14 Jordon Mallett (4th place) Bell Racing USA Focus Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher

K&N Filters Podium (4th place) Award: #14 Jordon Mallett Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #19 Klint Angelette Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #6 Tim Sites Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #19 Klint Angelette DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #55 Donny Howard

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, Bell racing USA, Butlerbuilt, Wilwood Disc Brakes, JE Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

Photo/Caption: #88 2012 USCS National Champion, Yim Crawley raced to his second win during the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 2015 at Greenville Speedway on Saturday night. (Photo byUSCS).

Story by Pete Walton (USCS)

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Tennessee Nationals Raceway on Saturday, June 13, 2015 quick results

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash (6 laps): Marshall Skinner, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Anthony Nicholson and Tim Crawley.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (10 laps): Derek Hagar, Justin Webb, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Kyle Amerson, Marshall Skinner, Zach Roach, Mark Gant and Jeff Willingham – DNS.

Butlerbuilt Heat Race #2(10 laps): Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Eddie Gallagher, Taylor Ztidmore, Curt Terrell, Brandon McLain, Don Goodwin and Nick Snyder – DNS.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters A-Main (30 laps):

1. 9 Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

2. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

3. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

4. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

5. 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR

6. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL

7. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN

8. 29 Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL

9. 1 Eddie Gallagher, olive Branch, MS

10. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC

11. 25 Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

12. 31 Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

13. 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

14. 57 Zach Roach, Saltillo, TN

15. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley,MS

16. 87 Don Goodwin, Goodletsville, TN

17. 32B Tayloe Tidmore, Hernando, MS

Lap Leaders Morgan Turpen laps 1-14, Derek Hagar laps 15 thru 30.

 

 

In just seven more days,…..

the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway for “Spring Speed Xplosion 2015” on Saturday, June 13th )

June 06, 2015 – The always popular United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged outlaw sprint cars headline a high-speed evening of thrills and excitement during the inaugural USCS “Spring Speed Xplosion” when the series invades the 1/4 mile high-banked red clay oval at Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, June 13th. The event serves as the USCS Mid South regional series third 2015 race. The event will award both USCS Mid South regional series and USCS National Championship points. Drivers from at least five states are expected for the series 8th National points awarding event during their 19th Championship season.

Middle Tennessee race fans are in store for a full night of racing action that brings the fastest and most powerful race cars to ever attack the speedway’s racing surface during the season. The event is the one and only scheduled appearance during the 2015 season for the USCS sprint cars at Tennessee National Raceway,

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, hit the track, they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds over 100 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/4 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hot laps followed by the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event. Next up will be..qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner.

Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee/ Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation is also entered.

Also expected to enter is the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was the March 15, 2014 USCS sprint car feature winner at Tennessee National Raceway. Hagar has won 18 USCS main events over the past two seasons and is a threat to win on any given night.

The 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, and 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas is also an expected enterant. Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is another past USCS National Champion and multi-time USCS winner at the speedway that is an entry for this season’s event, All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner and the series 2008 Rookie of the Year. The series leading 2015 wins leader Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, who has three feature wins during the seven contested events is also entered.

The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year points leader, 16 year-old Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida, who has one feature win thus far in his first full season of competition with the series is entered at Tennessee National Raceway for the June 13th event. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina is also entered as are 2012 Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi and another Bartlett, Tennessee driver, Curt Terrell who was the 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on a busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s Mini Stock division that will be contesting one of their Summer Shootout Series event and battling for a double normal purse with $700 to win and $60 to the last place finisher in their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on the racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s popular E-MOD, Open Wheel Modified, Modified Street, Street Stock and Dwarf Car divisions will also be competing on Saturday night.

Grandstand Adult admission for the Saturday, April 25rh event is $20 for adults. Children 6 to 11 yearsare $5 and Chilred 5 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well. Coupons already printed for the rained out and postponed April 18th and April 25th events will be accepted at the gate as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Tim Crawley charges to first 2015 USCS win at Magnolia Motor Speedway on “Fast Friday”

COLUMBUS, Miss. - May 29, 2015 - After rainouts claimed much of the opening portion of the 2015 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters racing schedule, Benton, Arkansas sprint car veteran racer Tim Crawley proved once again that he is a force to be reckoned with in a winged sprint car. After starting third in the USCS “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota 30-lap main event, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Driver of the Year” charged past fellow Arkansas native Derek Hagar on lap seven, then raced his way into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Magnolia Motor Speedway for the first time during the 2015 season. It was Crawley’s 72nd USCS win during his impressive career with the series.

Hagar, who started from the K&N Filters Pole Position, in the A-main, chased Crawley for the next fifteen or so laps before battling back into contention in heavy lapped traffic in the final eight to ten laps. He even passed Crawley back once in the middle of lap twenty-eight before yielding the point and the victory to the 2012 USCS National Champion (Crawley) and settling for the runner-up spot after winning the opening USCS Sprint Speedweek round at Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 23.

The event was also the Round Four of the 10th anniversary USCS Sprint Speedweek. Both Round Two at Greenville Speedway and Round Three at the Talladega Short Track were rained out.

Bartlett, Tennessee racer Anthony Nicholson rounded out the podium in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place, followed by fellow Bartlett native and 11-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray in fourth place. Gray's team-mate Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tenn., rounded out the front five.

1999 USCS champion Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas led the next group of drivers with a sixth place result, chased to the line by Tuscaloosa, Alabama's Lee Moore in seventh. 15-year-old young gun Taylor Tidmore, out of Hernando, Mississippi brought Gary Bell’s 32B home in eighth place and another Hernando driver, Jerod Roller, raced to a ninth place finish. Another Bartlett, Tennessee driver, and the 2013 USCS “Rookie of the Year’, Curt Terrell, rounded out the top ten.

The leading USCS Rookie of the Year contender Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Florida was running fourth in the feature when he lost a motor on lap 12 to bring out the first yellow flag of the night. The failure forced the young gun pit side and out of the event; Snyder was credited with 20th at the checkered flag. The only other caution of the race flew on lap 16 when Buster Dickerson spun his No. 86 machine to slow the pace for the final time.

Derek Hagar kicked off the night's racing action by taking the win in the six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash. Nicholas Snyder rolled to the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Crawley claimed the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Hagar stole the preliminary portion of the show to take the checkers in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat; He also claimed the K&N Filters Pole Award after a zero was rolled by Snyder on the K&N Pole Award Inversion Die.

The 2015 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters season continues with the finale of the 10th annual Sprint Speedweek on Saturday night, May 30 at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: United Sprint Car Series “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota at Magnolia Motor Speedway on May 29, 2015:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Derek Hagar, A.G. Raines, Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat One: Nicholas Snyder, Eddie Gallagher, Anthony Nicholson, Jeff Willingham, Buster Dickerson, Stephen Russell, Bill Mason.

ButlerBUILT Heat Two: Tim Crawley, Marshall Skinner, A.G. Raines, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller, Eric Riggins Jr., Justin Webb.

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Three: Derek Hagar, Howard Moore, Terry Gray, Taylor Tidmore, Curt Terrell, Lee Moore, Tristan Lee.

United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters USCS "Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota at Magnolia Motor Speedway A-main: 30-laps

#88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #9JR - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #1A - Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL #32B - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #5 - Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #27 - Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #1 - Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS #40 - Howard Moore, Memphis, TN #3 - A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR #47 - Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #91 - Stephen Russell, Springfield, IL #B52 - Bill Mason, Richland, MS #00 - Tristan Lee, Gulfport, MS #86 - Buster Dickerson, Caledonia, MS #116 - Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL #31 - Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN _DNS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #9JR - Derek Hagar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #116 - Nick Snyder Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #88 - Tim Crawley Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #9JR - Derek Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: #9JR - Derek Hagar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9JR - Derek Hagar (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #9JR - Derek Hagar K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #16 - Anthony Nicholson Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10 - Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #1A - Lee Moore Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M - Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #26 - Marshall Skinner Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #1A - Lee Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #27 - Curt Terrell

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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

 

 

Riverside International Speedway hosts USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 finale on Saturday (May 30th )

Atlanta, GA and West Memphis, AR - May 28, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com concludes its highly competitive 10th annual USCS Sprint Speed Week at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on this Saturday,(May 30th ) at 7:30 pm. The race is entitled as the 9th Annual “Rumble at the River” at the 1/4-mile high-banked gumbo clay oval.

The race will be the final round of a five race over eight day mini-series at tracks located in a close proximity to one another in the Mid-South area. This event is also set to be race number eight on the season for the nationally touring USCS sprint car drivers.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 Round One event on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi was won by 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from nearby Marion, Arkansas who is entered for Thursday’s event. Hagar defeated a stellar 33 car field his first visit of the 2015 season to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and his 30th career USCS victory.

The Sunday, May 24th event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) was rained-out as was the Thursday night May 28th event at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama for the second straight year. The Round Four event at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi is set for Friday, May29th.

The Riverside International Speedway USCS event is expected to draw a large field of winged sprint car drivers. Drivers from at eleven states entered the first event on Saturday, May 23rd at Jackson Motor Speedway (Jackson, MS) from as far away as North Carolina and Washington State.

The 2014 USCS Sprint Speedweek events averaged 28 cars per event with 30 entering at Riverside International Speedway for the finale event in 2014. There’s no reason to believe Saturday, May 30th event will have any less participation.

Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and young-gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina are tied for the lead in the series National point standings coming into Riverside International Speedway’s Thursday night event after the first six events. Morgan Turpen who is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver is in third place in the National standings just 38 points behind Gray and Riggins after finishing in the runner-up spot in 2014. Eric Riggins, Jr. has three wins in the series first six events. Gray has not won yet in 2014 but his finishes have been good enough to keep him at the top of the standings.

Sixteen Year-old Marco Island Rookie of the Year contender, Nicholas Snyder is in fourth place in the standings and scored a career-first win at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina rounds out the top five drivers in the National standings.

An action packed program awaits fans 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 shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 9th Annual 30-lap USCS “Rumble at the River” winged sprint car A-main event.

The 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.

Just a few of the noted drivers who are entered include eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee plus the 2012 National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Derek Hagar is the recent USCS Sprint Speedweek wins leader with 4 for 5 over the past two seasons so far. He won three of the four mini-series events held during 2014 season. Eric Riggins, Je. From Charlotte, North Carolina is also entered and has won three out of the first six USCS sprint car contests in 2015.

Also on the racing program are several of Riverside’s weekly Saturday night racing divisions including the Limited Late Models, Riverside Stock Cars, Open Wheel Modifieds and the popular 305 Winged Sprint Cars.

For more information on Riverside International Speedway visit www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com The office number is 901-840-1970 and the race day phone number is 870-735-8071. For more information on the USCS Speed Week 2015 including the full 2013 schedule, please visit www.uscsracing.com . Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Magnolia's USCS “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota is a literal Smorgasbord of Speed on FRIDAY, May 29th

Atlanta, GA – May 27, 2015 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Magnolia Motor Speedway for the USCS Sprint Car Speedweeek 2015 Round #4 this Friday, May 29th, The event comes during the speedway’s “Fast Friday” special event presented by Carl Hogan Toyota. The action packed racing card is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring plenty of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues. The race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in six of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes over 200 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval and includes 120 laps of Championship main events.

Racing action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in all six divisions including the 130 plus mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers will be competing in Round #4 (of 5) of the 10th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek. This will be the first-ever appearance of the USCS sprint cars at Magnolia Motor Speedway during their USCS Sprint Speedweek min-series.

11 time USCS National Sprint Car Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and 20 year-old young-gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina are tied for the lead in the series National point standings event after the first six events coming into this weekend’s three USCS Sprint Speedweek events at Talladega Short Track on Thursday, Magnolia Motor Speedway on Friday and at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Saturday..

Morgan Turpen who is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver is in third place in the National standings just 38 points behind Gray and Riggins after finishing in the runner-up spot in 2014. Riggins has three wins in the series first six events. Gray has not yet added to his 89 USCS feature win total, in 2014, but, his finishes have been good enough to keep him at the top of the standings.

Sixteen Year-old Marco Island Rookie of the Year contender, Nicholas Snyder is in fourth place in the standings and scored a career-first win at Travelers Rest Speedway on May 8th. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina rounds out the top five drivers in the National standings. USCS winged sprint car drivers from seven or more states are expected for Friday’s USCS event. The race awards USCS National, Mid South Thunder Tour and Southern Thunder Tour championship points.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 Round One event on Saturday night May 23rd at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi was won by 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar is a multi-time past USCS winner at “The MAG”. Hagar defeated a stellar 33 car field from 11 state in Round Ones. Hagar who recorded his 30th career USCS win at Jackson Motor Speedway is entered for Friday’s event. Also entered is multi-time Magnolia Motor Speedway USCS feature winner and 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Crawley has 71 USCS feature wins on his resume.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek Round Two event at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday night was rained out at 5:30 pm.

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 four states for Friday’s event. Local favorites , Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi, who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and team-mate Curt Schumacher top the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.

In Addition to the two USCS open wheel classes, all four of the speedway’s weekly racing divisions are on the racing card. Those include the popular 800 horsepower, ground pounding Super Late Models plus the Nesmith Dirt Late Model, Nesmith Street Stock and new Factory Stock divisions . All four are scheduled for a full racing program in each division during the USCS “Fast Friday” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota night of racing.

Grandstand adult admission is $20 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 or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar’s late race pass nets USCS Speedweek opener win in the Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday

Byram, Miss. – May 23, 2015 - Marion, Ark. driver Derek Hagar only led two laps during Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N 10th annual Sprint Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway.The good news was they were the final two The win rewarded Hagar with a $2500 payday and second straight Ival Cooper Memorial trophy.

After watching K&N Filters pole-sitter Johnny Herrera tag the wall twice with under five laps to go in front of him, Hagar darted underneath the Herrera’s Petersen Motorsports No. 4X with two to go when Herrera jumped the cushion in turn two and lost his momentum – taking the lead by eight car lengths and never looking back on his way to his first trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane during the 2015 season. The event was the season-opener for the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series, and came as part of the 17th annual Ival Cooper Memorial presented by Krystal of Byram at the historic Mississippi quarter-mile.

For Hagar, the win was the milestone 30th victory of his USCS career, coming after he had tried on three late-race restarts to pass Herrera with no success. “We kept having caution after caution, but I finally found some rubber with about ten to go,” Hagar explained in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I didn’t want to show my cards too early, because if you show Johnny something he’ll use it against you – he knows its time to get down and race.”

“We had that late caution in three and four and it hurt us; the dust settled down and made it tough. If it wasn’t for him messing up in turn two I wouldn’t have gotten back by him. Sometimes it pays to run second and tonight was one of those nights where it all worked out.”

Herrera, from Albuqureque, N.M., hung on to come home second after leading laps 13 to 28, but said after the event that a combination of his car running light on fuel and the intensity of the battle between he and Hagar was enough to cause the pivotal mistake that allowed Hagar to get by.

“[Derek] gave me everything I needed [late in the race],” Herrera said. “He was better than me on the restarts for a lap or two, but once we could get some clean air on the wing and wind up some momentum we’d get away a little bit. There at the end, we were a little light on fuel; it started cutting out in the corners and got us in trouble. No excuses, he won the race fair and square – beat me and it is what it is. We put on a show though, so I hope the fans enjoyed that.”

Hagar’s mentor out of Marion, Ark., Marshall Skinner, rounded out the podium in the K&N Filters Podium award third place. Behind Skinner, Highlands, Texas pilot Channin Tankersley and Burlison, Tennessee young gun Brandon Hanks completed the top five.

Nesbit, Miss. driver Ronny Howard was the first to have major problems during the 30-lap main event, when he ended up underneath the No. 17 of Denim Springs, La.’s Lane Whittington at the exit of turn four. While Whittington was pulled off of Howard’s mangled machine and restarted, Howard was done for the night with a crushed wing and bent chassis. He was unhurt in the spectacular crash.

2012 series champion Tim Crawley, from Benton, Ark., was racing Herrera for the lead in turn three when the two made contact on lap 14, sending Crawley spinning and to the pits with a mechanical failure that ended his night. 11-time and defending USCS champion Terry Gray also had problems, spinning with five laps to go and having to charge from the back late. Gray was able to rebound to finish 13th.

Washington state native Seth Bergman led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place finish, followed by Sapulpa, Okla. Hot-shoe Blake Hahn in seventh. USCS Mid-South region regular and Nesbit, Miss. driver Andy McElhannon came through one of the B-mains to finish eighth, with outside pole-sitter A.G. Raines, from West Memphis, Ark. Rebounded from a lap two spin to end up ninth. Leading 2015 USCS rookie contender and Marco Island, Fla. teenager Nick Snyder charged from 21st starting spot to round out the top ten.

In total, the race was slowed by caution seven times, with three lead changes between three different drivers over the course of the 30-lap main event.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Justin Webb scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Marshall Skinner rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Blake Hahn took the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat, and A.G. Raines triumphed in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

Andy McElhannon charged to the victory in the Saldana Racing Products First B-Main, while Morgan Turpen collected the Pyrotect Racing Cells Second B-Main win after a spirited five-lap battle with current USCS points leader Eric Riggins Jr.

Johnny Herrera was the provisional pole position after scoring the most passing points in preliminary action, After first heat winner, Justin webb drew a zero in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Herrera also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Tenth-place finisher Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (eleven) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters thanks sponsor KTM Motorsports and James Bond for posting $500 bonus for the winner of the event. The USCS Sprint Car Speedweek continues along with the 2015 and 19th season schedule with round number two of the 2015 and 10th anniversary Sprint Car Speedweek on Sunday night, May 24 at the Greenville Speedway in Greenville, 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 “Speedweek Round One”; Jackson Motor Speedway; May 23, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Jeff Willingham, Ronny Howard (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Justin Webb, Michael Miller, Brandon Hanks, Derek Hagar, Seth Bergman, Nick Snyder, Curt Terrell, Buster Dickerson, Jeff Willingham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Robert Richardson, Klint Angellette, Brandon Blenden Jr., Tristan Lee, Blake Jenkins (DNS).

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Blake Hahn, Shannon Tankersley, Andy McElhannon, Ronny Howard, Eric Riggins Jr., Jerod Roller, Freddie McCall Jr., Brandon Olsen.

JE Pistons Fourth Heat: A.G. Rains, Johnny Herrera, Howard Moore, Taylor Tidmore, Shane Morgan, Lane Whittington, Morgan Turpen, Jim Perricone.

Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1: 12-laps (3 transfer)

1. #42 – Andy McElhannon 2. #5 – Jerod Roller 3. #19 – Klint Angelette 4. #40 – Howard Moore 5. #116 – Nick Snyder 6. #01 – Shane Morgan 7. #86 – Buster Dickerson 8. #28 – Jeff Willingham 9. #88B – Brandon Blenden Jr. 10. #1 – Freddie McCall Jr.

Pyrotect B-Main #2: 12-laps (3 transfer)

1. #10M – Morgan Turpen 2. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. 3. #17 – Lane Whittington 4. #27 – Curt Terrell 5. #44 – Ronny Howard 6. #32X – Robert Richardson 7. #10P – Jim Perricone 8. #00 – Tristan Lee 9. #01X – Brandon Olsen

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

#9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #4X – Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #14 – Channin Tankersley, Highlands, TX #84 – Brandon Hanks, Burlison, MS #23 – Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA #52 – Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS #3 – A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #19 – Klint Angelette, Thibodeaux, LA #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC #32B – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #17 – Lane Whittington, Denham Springs, LA #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

Did Not Start A-main:

24. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 25. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 26. #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS 27. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 28. #86 – Buster Dickerson, Caledonia, MS 29. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX 30. #00 – Tristan Lee, Ocean Springs, MS 31. #88B – Brandon Blenden Jr., Gulfport, MS 32. #01X – Brandon Olsen, Denham Springs, LA 33. #1 – Freddie McCall Jr., Brewton, AL 34. #10J – Blake Jenkins, Gonzales, LA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #31 – Justin Webb Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #52 – Blake Hahn www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: #3 – A.G. Raines K&N Filters Pole Award: #4X – Johnny Herrera JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #4X – Johnny Herrera K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #14 – Channin Tankersley Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #84 – Brandon Hanks Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #23 – Seth Bergman Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #52 – Blake Hahn 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.

 

 

USCS Outlaw sprint cars, Mississippi State Series Super Late Models and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds headline the “Sunday Speed Spectacular” at Greenville Speedway on Sunday (May 24th)

Greenville, MS – May 15, 2015 – Race fans get a holiday weekend double shot of speed when the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars are joined on an action-packed racing card by the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Models as co-headliners of the “Sunday Speed Spectacular” at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday night May 24th . The event is Round #2 of the 10th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek presented by Hoosier Race Tires.

The event is expected to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least six states to the challenging 1/4 mile high-banked black gumbo oval seeking a stop in the www.RockAuto.com USCS Victory Lane. This will be race number seven of the 2015 season for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour. The event awards both USCS National and Mid South regional series championship points.

An action filled racing program awaits fans when things get kicked off on Sunday night. The power packed USCS sprint car racing format will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Tire 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 for the sprint cars will be the 30-lap USCS winged sprint car A-main event for the cars expected to reach speeds over 100 miles per hour at Greenville Speedway.

Five previous winners of USCS winged sprint car main events at Greenville Speedway are entered. Those include past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas who won on the series first visit to the track in July of 2007. Eleven-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who won on the series second visit in September of 2007 is also entered as are three-time Gumbo Nationals Sprint Car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and 2013 and 2014 Greenville Speedway USCS Speedweeks feature winner and 2013 USCS National Sprint Car Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Additionally another USCS past Champion and Gumbo Nationals sprint car Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is entered as well. All five of these drivers plus many more top drivers from at least six states as far away as Texas and North Carolina are entered for this special sprint car event.

The popular Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Models co-headlines the horsepower loaded program with a complete racing program of their own on Sunday night that includes Time Trial qualifying, Last Chance races and a 40-lap main event. May 8th Greenville Speedway MSCCS winner and current point’s leader, Bub McCool from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Chad Thrash from Meridian and Brian and Rick Rickman from Columbus, Mississippi are four expected drivers who lead a strong contingent of drivers anticipated to entered the series fifth race of the season.

The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series also boosts the power packed racing card with a strong field of drivers from at least five states expected to compete for the $1000 up for grabs to the first driver to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in that division’s main event. The event will be race number four of their 2015 tour.

The busy racing program also includes the Nesmith Dirt Late Model Series weekly racing stars and the Greenville Speedway Street Stock division as well ompeting for cash and glory on the night before the Memorial Day holiday.

For more info and directions to Greenville Speedway please visit www.greenville speedway.net or call 662-822-7071 or 662-822-2662. On Sunday gates open at 4:00pm and racing starts at 7:30pm. For USCS Sprint Car and USCS modified rules and info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097. For information on the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) please visit www.stateseries.com

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars headline 17th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on SATURDAY, May, 23rd

Atlanta, GA – May 15, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 17th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi on Saturday, May 23rd. 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 second straight year that the United Sprint Car Series has served as headliners for the event that also features the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds 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 over 100 miles per hour on the straight-aways at Jackson Motor Speedway.

Additionally, the event is the opening event night for the five race over eight night USCS Sprint Speed Week 2015. The event at JMS awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers with both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The Mid South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from six or more states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

Just like this year, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters opened their Speedweek mini-series at Jackson Motor Speedway on May 25, 2013. The event, then entitled the USCS “Night of Thunder”, was won by 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. The 2013 USCS Sprint Car Speedweek opener saw Crawley best a 32 car field of drivers from five states in the USCS Sprint Car division. Local driver Billy Colleit collected the win in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds..

During the 16th 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 26 of the best on May 24th. Kentucky’s Tait Davenport raced from the eleventh row of the K&N Filters USCS Modified main event into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in that 25 lap main event.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, the racing card includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and the speedway’s Modified division regulars, who square off in a battle royal with $1000 going to the winner. The Jackson Motor Speedway weekly Nesmith Chevrolet Street Stock division is also on the racing card as is the new Factory Stock division.

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 Modified Dash race until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Jackson Motor Speedway is located at 5448 Old Byram Road, Byram, MS 39272. For more info on the track, Please visit jacksonmotorspeedway.net or call 601-331-6827 or 601-373-0076. For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour and K&N Filters USCS Modified series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS SPRINT SPEEDWEEK 2015 UPDATE

Atlanta, GA - May 15, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 19th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour has slightly revised it's 10th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2015) as follows. The Speedweek 2015 opener will still be on Saturday, May 23rd at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi.

After the 2015 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 24th. The traditional Memorial Day Monday event held for the last nine seasons at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee has been eliminated from this seasons schedule due to the track remaining closed at this time.

So, the traveling show will then take three days off for repairs before returning to action with Round Three on Thursday, May 28th at the famed 1/3 mile Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama.

After having its season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway rained/iced out twice, the series re-scheduled the Friday, May 29th Round Four USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 event at the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Round Five Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 30th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some "Thrills, Chills and Spills" at the country's oldest operating dirt oval.

Approximately $70,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $12,000 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 2015. Any driver who starts all five A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1500 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 2015 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the five 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 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the five USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 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.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars headline Talladega Short Track’s “THUNDER THURSDAY” Speed Spectacular on THURSDAY, May 28th (7:30pm)

Atlanta, GA – May 12, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Talladega Short Track for the USCS “THUNDER THURSDAY” week-night SPECIAL event on THURSDAY, May 28th. The weeknight special event serves as Round Four of the 10th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek. 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 five popular divisions will be seeking a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane.

USCS Outlaw Thundrr Tour presented by K&N Filters drivers from seven states are expected for the first appearance of the USCS sanctioned sprint cars at Talladega Short Track in over a decade. This will be the first-ever USCS event during their USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series that started ten seasons ago. The United Sprint Car Series, now in its nineteenth season contested it’s 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.

Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of speed contests with racing in five of the area's most popular 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 Thursday 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 Thursday’s event. Bobby

The Nesmith Dirt Late Model, Sportsman and Rite-way Auto Sales Hot Shots are all three scheduled for a full program in each division during the “THUNDER THURSDAY” night of racing.

Talladega Short Track is located almost directly across the road from Talladega Super Speedway at 4343 Speedway Boulevard in Eastaboga. For more info and for directions to Talladega Short Track please visit www.TalldegaShortTrack.com or call 256-831-1413.

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

 

 

Eric Riggins, Jr. charges to third 2015 USCS win at North, Georgia Speedway on Saturday

May 9, 2015 – Chatsworth, GA - 19-year-old sprint car hot shoe Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, N.C. now has three United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters main event wins in 2015, after he blew by eleven-time and defending series champion Terry Gray on lap 22 of the 30-lap “Night of the Wings” main event at North Georgia Speedway and led the final nine laps en route to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

The win was Riggins’ 11th career series victory and his first at North Georgia Speedway, the first stop for the series at the Chatsworth, Ga. track since 2004. The win also gave Riggins sole possession of tenth place on the series’ all-time wins list.

“I had hoped when I started I might be able to do everything we’re doing right now,” Riggins smiled. “I was just trying to hit my marks all night, because Terry doesn’t miss his. When we finally got around him there I knew I just had to be smooth the rest of the way. It paid off tonight.”

Gray’s teammate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, nipped him at the finish line for second place , with Gray, the Bartlett, Tennessee veteran coming home as the last driver on the podium in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place.

“We just got too loose,” Gray said simply. “ I couldn’t hold it down in three and four. I was good out front, things just didn’t fall our way tonight.”

Cherryville, North Carolina driver Johnny Bridges was fourth and was followed by his cousin Lance Moss, also from Cherryville, who rounded out the top five for the second night in a row.

The event saw two cautions, one at lap seven when K&N Filters Pole Position starter and the series 2013 Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, spun in turn four, The second one at lap nine when Suwannee, Georgia veteran sprint car pilot Joe Larkin spun in the same spot off the corner.

Indian Trail, North Carolina, Brandon McLain led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place result, and Johnny Petrozelle, from Denton, North Carolina was seventh. Local driver Aubrey Black, from Lookout Mountain, Georgia finished in eighth place and Willingham rebounded from his spin to come home ninth. Grovetown, Georgia driver Jay Dunham rounded out the top ten.

Eric Riggins kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. “The Wild Child,” Johnny Bridges rolled from sixth to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Bridges was the provisional pole position starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Jeff Willingham received his first K&N Filters Pole Award of the season placing him on the point of the start of the main event. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The previous night’s winner at Travelers Rest Speedway, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida, who leads the USCS Rookie of the Year point standings, dropped a valve in his engine early in the night and was unable to compete in the main event.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on May 23 with the first round of the 2015 USCS Sprint Speedweek at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram (Jackson), Mississippi. 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 presented by K&N Filters: Bell Racing USA, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. Engler Machine and Tool, DSR Fuel Systems, Hoosier Race Tire, K&N Filters, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, www.rockauto.com, Wilwood Disc Brakes.

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 “Night of the Wings”; North Georgia Speedway; May 9, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Lance Moss, Johnny Petrozelle.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Lance Moss, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Petrozelle, Aubrey Black, Jay Dunham, Don Ryder, Brandon McLain.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, Eric Riggins Jr., Bob Auld, Joe Larkin, Don Goodwin, Nick Snyder.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Night of the Wings” A-main: - 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC

2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

4. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC

5. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC

6. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC

7. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC

8. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA

9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

10. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA

11. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA

12. #12B – Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN

13. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL

14. #87 – Don Goodwin, Nashville, TN

15. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #07 – Johnny Bridges
K&N Filters Pole Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #23 – Lance Moss (5th place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #23 – Lance Moss
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #21B – Brandon McLain
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #51 – Jay Dunham

 

 

Rookie Nick Snyder races to career-first USCS sprint win at Travelers Rest on Friday

May 8, 2015 – Travelers Rest, S.C. – Once in a while it only takes a single statement victory to make a young driver’s career. Friday night at Traveler’s Rest Speedway, 16-year-old USCS “Rookie of the Year” candidate Nick Snyder found out how true that statement really is.

Snyder, from Marco Island, Fla., used a well-timed run to the inside USCS 2010 Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee in turn three of the opening lap of Friday night’s 30-lap feature to take the lead, a position he would never relinquish the rest of the distance to score his first-career United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters victory, his first win ever in a winged sprint car.

Despite the dominating look of the box score, Snyder had to work through lapped traffic, as well as hold off a determined run by eleven-time series champion Terry Gray in the final five laps, before scoring the wire-to-wire victory.

“I saw him [show his nose] there a couple of times, and I knew I had to drive it in deep to chop him off a little bit and kill his momentum,” Snyder said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I got nervous there in lapped traffic coming to the white – Terry got a run on me and I thought we were done at that point, but somehow I managed to use a lapped car in turn three to get back through on the high side. I’m thrilled that I’m standing here right now. This is a surreal feeling in our first full-time season, we’ve had so much bad luck before now that to have done this is a moment I’ll never forget” said Snyder.

Gray finished second after his final run to the line came up about two feet short, but said he had another opportunity in traffic earlier in the race that he just couldn’t capitalize on. “We were working through the field there about halfway, and he and I went three-wide on the 6T [of Brad Wickham] and both Brad and I just got loose and made contact,” Gray said. “For a while, I actually thought I had a right rear tire going flat, but once I figured out we were good there I was able to make one last run and it just wasn’t quite enough. Hey, I’m not making excuses tonight, I got outdrove and that kid deserves this win. He drove a great race.”

Gray’s teammate Morgan Turpen, who is graduating with honors at the University of Memphis is missing her college graduation ceremony to compete this weekend, crossed the line in third place. Mooresville, North Carolina driver C.J. Miller finished fourth after a scary flip in hot laps that nearly demolished his No. 9 entry. Former USCS winner Lance Moss, out of Cherryville, North Carolina rounded out the top five drivers.

The event ran caution-free and took just over seven minutes to complete.

Two-time 2015 USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina led the next set of drivers with a sixth place finish. Johnny Petrozelle, hailing from Denton, North Carolina was seventh and 1998 series Rookie of the Year Johnny Bridges, out of Cherryville,, North Carolina crossed the line in eighth place. Another Tar Heel State native, Indian Trail’s Brandon McLain, finished ninth and Grovetown, Georgia pilot Jay Dunham rounded out the top ten finishers.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Lance Moss scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Gray then followed up his dash win with a victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Moss was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after he drew a six in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Morgan Turpen received the K&N Filters Pole Award and position. Eric Riggins Jr. passed the most cars in the A-main to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday night, May 9th at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia, for the first time at the track in over a decade. For info on North Georgia Speedway please visit their official website at www.northgeorgiaspeedway.net 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 “Sprint Car Wars”; Travelers Rest Speedway; May 8, 2015
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Lance Moss, Nick Snyder, Johnny Petrozelle, Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Bob Auld, Joe Larkin, Sonny Stroud, Gary Troutman (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, C.J. Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Brad Wickham, Jay Dunham, Bobby Komisarski.
USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Sprint Car Wars A-main: 30-laps

1. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
4. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC
5. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC
6. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC
7. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC
8. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC
9. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC
10. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA
11. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC
12. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL
13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
14. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA
15. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC (DNS)
16. #44 – Gary Troutman, Vale, NC (DNS)
17. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC (DNS)
USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:
Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #23 – Lance Moss
Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9 – C.J. Miller (4th place)
Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen
Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #9 – C.J. Miller
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #23 – Lance Moss
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr.
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #51 – Jay Dunham

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.

Story by:
Jacob Seelman

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set for Travelers Rest Speedway return invasion this Friday ( May 8th )

May 5, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series 19th annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters invades Travelers Rest Speedway in Travelers Rest, South Carolina this Friday night. The race is the only USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event scheduled at Travelers Rest in 2015. The event serves as Round Four of the 45 event 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and 24 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedules. Both races will award National USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points. Entries are expected from five or more states for the event.

Expected entries for the series’ first visit since the year 2011 to the speedway include several multi-time USCS Southern Thunder Tour sprint car feature winners during the 2014 and early 2015 seasons. Those drivers include; 11-time National and 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour USCS Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina (2 wins in 2014),

Also entered is Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a five-time winner over that time period. Another entry is female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series Champion and won twice in 2014. She was also the runner-up in the series 2014 National standings. Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina who was a winner in the series in 2014 is entered as well.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints also join the action on Friday night to form a USCS open wheel double-header. That series will be making its first ever visit to the speedway on Friday night. Drivers from at least five states are expected for that series as well for its fifth and sixth events of the young racing season.

The two USCS sprint car series are joined on Friday night by a full program of stock car racing as well including a $1500 to win Monster Mini Stock Association event for four cylinder racers…plus the track’s Thunder Bomber, Renegade and Front Wheel Drive divisions to create an action-packed night of racing and family entertainment.

For info and directions to and more information about Travelers Rest Speedway please visit www.trspeedwaysc.comFor updated USCS schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series (or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series), please visit www.uscsracing.com.With questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set for Travelers Rest/North Georgia double-header on May 8th and 9th

May 2, 2015 - After a four week break, the United Sprint Car Series 19th annual Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters fires back into action next weekend with a double-header at two speedways in neighboring states. On Friday, May 8th, the winged sprint car series visits Travelers Rest Speedway in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. On the following night, Saturday, May 9th the USCS sprint cars headline the inaugural “Night of the Wings” at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia. Both events pay $2000 to the winner.

The two-night weekend serves as Rounds Four and Five of the 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedules . Both races will award National USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points.

Expected entries for both nights include several multi-time USCS Southern Thunder Tour sprint car feature winners during the 2014 and early 2015 seasons. Those drivers include; 11-time National and 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour USCS Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina (2 wins in 2014),

Also entered is Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was a five time winner over that time period. Another entry is female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series Champion and won twice in 2014 . She was also the runner-up in the series 2014 National standings. Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina who was a winner in the series in 2014 is entered as well.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints join the action on both Friday and Saturday nights for a USCS open wheel double-header. Drivers from at least five states are expected for the series fifth and sixth events of the young racing season.

The two USCS sprint car series are joined on the busy racing card each night by four other divisions on the racing cards to create two action-packed nights of racing.

On Friday night, at Travelers Rest Speedway, a full program of stock car racing is on tap including a $1500 to win Monster Mini Stock Association event plus the track’s Thunder Bomber, Renegade and Front wheel Drive divisions. On Saturday night at North Georgia Speedway the Crate Late Models, Sportsman, A Hobby and Pony divisions also compete.

For info and directions to and more information about Travelers Rest Speedway please visit www.trspeedwaysc.com For additional information about North Georgia Speedway please check out their official website at www.northgeorgiaspeedway.net .

For updated USCS schedules, rules and more for the United Sprint Car Series (or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series), please visit www.uscsracing.com.With questions please call 770-865-6097.

 

 

10th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 kicks off on Saturday, May 23rd with 6 races in 8 days

Atlanta, GA – April 30, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 19th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off its 10th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2015) on Saturday, May 23rd at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi. Over just eight days the USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series will visit six different speedways in four states while keeping travel to a minimum for the fans and race teams.

After the 2015 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 24th. Then after two nights on ¼ mile racing surfaces, on Monday, May 25th the mini-series is tentatively set to move north across state lines to the red clay 1/3 mile racing surface at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee for Round Three on the Memorial Day Monday Holiday.

The traveling show then takes only two days off for repairs before returning to action with Round Four on Thursday, May 28th at the famed 1/3 mile at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. After having its season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway rained out twice, the series re-scheduled the Friday, May 29th Round Five USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 event at the popular MMS 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 30th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at the country’s oldest operating dirt oval.

Approximately $75,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $14,000 including bonuses and contingencies for the week’s action. All six of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2015. Any driver who starts all six A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1750 for the week. There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places with $1000 to the Champion based on all six events being completed. Additionally each night’s Speedweek 2015 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the six 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 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the six USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 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. 10th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 kicks off on Saturday, May 23rd with 6 races in 8 days

Atlanta, GA – April 30, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 19th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off its 10th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2015) on Saturday, May 23rd at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi. Over just eight days the USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series will visit six different speedways in four states while keeping travel to a minimum for the fans and race teams.

After the 2015 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 24th. Then after two nights on ¼ mile racing surfaces, on Monday, May 25th the mini-series is tentatively set to move north across state lines to the red clay 1/3 mile racing surface at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee for Round Three on the Memorial Day Monday Holiday.

The traveling show then takes only two days off for repairs before returning to action with Round Four on Thursday, May 28th at the famed 1/3 mile at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. After having its season-opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway rained out twice, the series re-scheduled the Friday, May 29th Round Five USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 event at the popular MMS 3/8 mile in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek Grand Finale is set for the fourth year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 30th at the historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for some “Thrills, Chills and Spills” at the country’s oldest operating dirt oval.

Approximately $75,000 in total prize money is guaranteed with one driver able to win nearly $14,000 including bonuses and contingencies for the week’s action. All six of the events pay at least $2000 to win with a minimum of $250 to start the A-Main. The Finale at Riverside International Speedway will pay $2500 to the winner if they ran the entire Speedweek 2015. Any driver who starts all six A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1750 for the week. There is a USCS Sprint Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places with $1000 to the Champion based on all six events being completed. Additionally each night’s Speedweek 2015 event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

During the course of the six 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 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the six USCS Sprint Speedweek 2015 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.

 

 

In just two more days,…..

the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway for their Mid South Region season opener (on Saturday, April 25th )

April 23, 2015 – In two days….the always popular United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters headlines a high speed evening of thrills and excitement during the inaugural USCS “Spring Speed Xplosion” when winged sprint car the series invades the 1/4 mile high-banked red clay oval at Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee. The event serves as the Mid South regional series season opener for the USCS winged sprint car division. The event will award both USCS Mid South regional series and USCS National Championship points. Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series 4th event of the series 19th season.

Middle Tennessee race fans are in store for a full night of racing action that brings the fastest and most powerful race cars to attack the speedway’s racing surface during the each season. The event is the one and only scheduled appearance during the 2015 season for the USCS sprint cars at Tennessee National Raceway,

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars, hit the track, they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/4 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hot laps followed by the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner.

Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.. Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation.

Also entered is the 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who was the March 15, 2014 USCS sprint car feature winner at Tennessee National Raceway. Hagar has won 18 USCS main events over the past two seasons and is a threat to win on any given night.

The 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, and 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas is expected to enter. Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi is another past USCS National Champion and multi-time USCS winner at the speedway that is an entry for this season’s event, All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on a busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s mini Stock division that will be contesting their Round #1 Summer Shootout Series event and battling for a double normal purse $700 to win and $60 to the last place finisher in their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on the racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s popular E-MOD, Open Wheel Modified, Modified Street, Street Stock and Dwarf Car divisions will also be competing on Saturday night.

Grandstand Adult admission for the Saturday, April 25rh event is $20 for adults. Children 12 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well. Coupons already printed for the postponed April 18th event will be accepeted at the gate as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car “Spring Speed Xplosion” at Tennessee National Raceway has been RE-SCHEDULED for Saturday, April 25th

April 16, 2015 – Due to already wet conditions and plenty oif rain in the forecast for this Saturday, the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car event scheduled for this Saturday at Tennessee National Raceway has been RE-SCHEDULED for one week later on Saturday, April 25th.. The cars and stars of the USCS headline division are then re-set to invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee for the inaugural “Spring Speed Xpolsion”.

The USCS sanctioned sprint cars will headline an action-packed night of racing with a high speed USCS sprint car invasion at the 1/3 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 412 and two miles west of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars join six of the tracks weekly racing divisions in action on Saturday night.

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the speedway they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hoy laps followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner and $300 to start the A-main event.

Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series 4th event of the season. Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.. Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation.

Also expected is 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner and 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on the busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s mini Stock division that will be contesting their Round #1 Summer Shootout Seriies event and battling for a double normal purse $700 to win their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on the racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s popular E-MOD, Modified Street, Street Stock and one other division to be announced will also be competing on Saturday night as well.

The Friday, April 17th USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event scheduled at Thunderhill Raceway has been postponed to a later date, as weather has hampered the on-going remodeling and re-construction of new more spectator-friendly facilities being built.

Grandstand Adult admission for the Saruday, April 25rh event is $20 for adults. Children 12 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well. Coupons already printed for the postponed April 18th event will be accepeted at the gate as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline Tennessee National Raceway’s “Spring Speed Xplosion” racing action on Saturday, April 18th

April 15, 2015 - The early Middle Tennessee 2015 racing season gets a shot of high speed adrenaline this weekend when the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 pm during the inaugural “Spring Speed Xpolsion”.

The USCS sanctioned sprint cars headline an action-packed night of racing with a high speed USCS sprint car invasion at the 1/3 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 412 and two miles west of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars join six of the tracks weekly racing divisions in action on Saturday night.

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the speedway they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, test and tune hoy laps followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner and $300 to start the A-main event.

Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series 4th event of the season. Expected entries include the 2014 and 11-time National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2014 USCS National Championship runner-up, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.. Turpen is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female race car driver in the Nation.

Also expected is 2010 USCS Tennessee National Raceway feature winner and 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. All three of these drivers were ranked among the top 32 drivers in the Nation in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 “Driver of the Year” rankings.

Other expected entries include two-time USCS Tennessee National Raceway sprint car feature winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was a six-time 2014 USCS series winner.

The USCS winged sprint cars are joined on the busy racing card by six popular Tennessee National Raceway divisions. The track’s E-MOD open wheel modified division will be contesting their Round #1 Summer Shootout Seriies event and battling for a cool $1000 to win their main event.

The Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Models will also be on ther racing card. The Limited Late Model division include cars from a wide range of rules including area Limited Late Models, 2-Barrel Late Models and GM Performance crate engine type Late Model race cars. The speedway’s Modified Street, Mini Stock, Street Stock and Dwarf Car divisions will also be competing on Saturday night as well.

The companion Friday, April 17th USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event scheduled at Thunderhill Raceway has been postponed to a later date, as weather has hampered the on-going remodeling and re-construction of new more spectator-friendly facilities being built.

Grandstand Adult admission for Saturday’s event is $20 for adults. Children 12 years and under in the spectator grandstands are FREE.

A discount coupon is available on the Tennessee National Raceway Facebook page and on the USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) Facebook page as well.

Pit area admission is $30 for Adults and Children 6-12 years old pricing is $10. Children 5 and Under are FREE in the pit area.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Sprint Car series including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Riggins completes sweep of USCS weekend

From Jacob Selman

Lancaster, SC — (April 11, 2015) — Charlotte, N.C. hotshoe Eric Riggins Jr. got out the broom and completed a sweep of the first United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N doubleheader of 2015 in dominating fashion on Saturday night.

Riggins shot out from the K&N Filters Pole Position and proceeded to stomp out the rest of his competition, leading all 25 laps of Lancaster Speedway’s “Thunder in the Carolinas” North/South Challenge finale to pick up his second victory in two nights over a stout field.

The win was redemption for the 19-year-old, who was leading at Lancaster last April before the car dropped out of gear with six laps to go and cost him a shot at top honors that night.

“This feels great,” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “I know last year one slipped away from us there, but tonight the car was so good it made me look good. I’m really proud of this win; this is awesome.”

The victory was Riggins’ second USCS win of the season and 10th career series triumph, moving him into a tie for 10th place on the all-time series win list with fellow series regular Anthony Nicholson.

“That’s a really cool feat [for us],” Riggins added. “We haven’t gotten to race much the last couple of years because we’ve had engine troubles and just haven’t had the financial help to do it, but the times we have raced we’ve certainly made it count.”

The pace was slowed by three cautions; the first came at lap four when Terry Witherspoon spun in turn two while running third. Yellow flag number two flew four laps later when Terry’s son Tanner and teammate Darren Orth tangled in the same spot in turn two, forcing Tanner to the pit area with terminal problems.

Following that caution, the race saw a 13-lap green flag run until the third and final caution came out on lap 21 of the 25-lap event, when 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Rookie of the Year Dane Lorenc smacked the inside wall at the exit of turn four, ending his night after a solid run and setting up a scramble to the finish.

Defending Lancaster winner Lance Moss tried to rally on the race’s final restart with four laps to go, but was unable to mount enough of a run to challenge Riggins for the victory.

“Eric just had the car to beat tonight, hands down,” Moss said. “We crashed last night, and our team did a heck of a job rebuilding this car. It took us all day to just get it rolling, but I’ll take that second. I wish we could have backed up last year with another win, but hats off to Eric again, he just had a super weekend.”

Rookie of the Year candidate Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, Fla., waged a fierce battle with Terry Gray in the closing stages to come away with his first career 360 podium, scoring a career-best USCS finish of third for his family-owned team.

“It was a great battle with Terry – I’m just sure he wants his rocker arm back now,” Snyder laughed. “After he helped us repair the car, this means a ton. I thought maybe I could have caught Lance for second at the end, but he just had more forward bite off [the corner] than we did. Proud of our team though – this is a good night.”

Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., settled for fourth at the finish, followed by Mooresville, N.C.’s C.J. Miller, who rounded out the front five in fifth.

Top-ranked female sprint car pilot Morgan Turpen struggled to get a handle on her car, but the Cordova, Tenn. shoe rebounded late to come home sixth, followed by 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year Johnny Bridges, who crossed the line seventh. Defending Rookie of the Year Brandon McLain struggled on the final restart and dropped back to eighth at the finish after running as high as fifth, and Darren Orth soldiered on from his early troubles to be scored ninth at the checkered flag – the last car running.

Bridges kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning his first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash of the 2015 season, and Riggins came from fourth to win the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Moss rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Riggins was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after he pulled a zero in the K&N Inversion Draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Terry Gray passed the most cars in the A-main (three) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday, April 18with the Tennessee Tangle at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn.

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 770-460-7223or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Carolinas”; Lancaster Superspeedway; April 11, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges, C.J. Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Joe Larkin.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., C.J. Miller, Johnny Petrozelle, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jay Dunham, Dane Lorenc, Bobby Komisarski, Brad Wickham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Lance Moss, Terry Witherspoon, Nick Snyder, Terry Gray, Brandon McLain, Darren Orth, Tanner Witherspoon, Joe Larkin.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Thunder in the Carolinas – North/South Challenge A-main: 25-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 3. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #34 – Darren Orth, Jacksonville, FL 10. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 11. #23L – Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY 12. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 13. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC 14. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 15. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 17. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #07 – Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #23 – Lance Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #116 – Nick Snyder (3rd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #23 – Lance Moss K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10 – Terry Gray Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #9 – C.J. Miller Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle

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.

 

 

Eric Riggins, Jr. streaks to career 11th USCS win at Carolina Speedway

GASTONIA, N.C. – For the fourth time in his United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N career, the “Carolina Kid”, Eric Riggins Jr. made Carolina Speedway his personal playground. Riggins, from Charlotte, N.C, blasted around 11-time USCS National champion Terry Gray on lap six of Friday night’s 30-lap North/South Shootout opener at the newly-reconfigured four-tenths mile speed plant and laid a beating on the rest of the field, leaving only four cars on the lead lap en route to his ninth career USCS victory and first of the 2015 season.

The win not only moved Riggins into a tie for 11th on the all-time USCS wins list with Jeff Swindell, it was also his third victory in the last four races at his home race track. “This is what we needed here [tonight],” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I’ve been a little unsure of the track changes – they made it a lot wider in the corners – and I was so accustomed to the old track that I wasn’t sure what we were going to be able to do tonight.”

“But this Carolina Speedway crew did a great job – it was a little rough, but we made it through. Hats off to them, they did what they could here tonight and I think this track surface is going to be even better later in the year. I’m so thankful, it always means a lot to win here in front of the home crowd.”

The lightning-quick feature was only slowed by caution once, when Johnny Petrozelle went for a spin in turn four after clipping one of the infield tires.

Female hotshoe and Cordova, Tenn. pilot Morgan Turpen worked through traffic to take second from her teammate Terry Gray inside of ten laps to go, but by then Riggins had run and hid in his own zip code – leaving Turpen no time to close the gap and mount a charge.

“We needed another caution ,” Turpen said after the event. “I feel like we had the winning car – we definitely had the fastest car late because I could see [Eric], so I know I was catching him – we just lost too much ground early and it cost us. It’s a track position game right now, because the competition is so high.”

Gray, from Bartlett, Tenn., held on to complete the podium in third place . The 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year and defending event Champion of the spring Carolina stop, Johnny Bridges, from Cherryville, North Carolina finished fourth. Lake Wylie, South Carolina’s Bobby Komisarski was the first car one lap down at the checkered flag, but still managed a career-best USCS finish of fifth to cap off the top five in the final results.

Mooresville, North Carolina.’s C.J. Miller – who started off the evening strong by going fastest in hot laps and winning his heat race faded to sixth at the finish, Miller was followed by Suwanee, Georgia sprint car veteran Joe Larkin in seventh place,

The 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Rookie of the Year Dane Lorenc from Lancaster, New York looked to be a challenger for a spot on the podium before retiring due to motor problems with 12 laps to go. The talented 15-year-old from Lancaster, N.Y. was scored eighth in his first-career USCS start.

“The track was rough tonight – there were a couple bumps and ruts in the corners that tore up the car a little bit,” Lorenc said following his exit. “I hate that the motor gave out; I know we had a car capable of being on the podium tonight, but we’ll go put the backup motor in and go into tomorrow night with a clean slate and see what we can do.”

Brandon McLain kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning his first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash of the season, and C.J. Miller scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Turpen was also the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, until a four came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, This placed her teammate Terry Gray on the K&N Filters Pole position. Johnny Bridges passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters continues their 2015 schedule on Saturday, April 11 with round two of the North/South Shootout at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C. where the field is expected to en-large when four drivers from Florida and Georgia are additional entries for Saturday’s events.

For information about Lancaster Super Speedway visit the track’s official website at 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 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “North/South Shootout”; Carolina Speedway; April 10, 2015:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brandon McLain, Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Johnny Petrozelle, Joe Larkin.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: C.J. Miller, Terry Gray, Dane Lorenc, Johnny Bridges, Johnny Petrozelle, Joe Larkin, Brad Wickham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Bobby Komisarski, Lance Moss, Nick Snyder.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N North/South Shootout A-main: 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 5. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, Lake Wylie, SC 6. #9 – CJ Miller, Mooresville, NC 7. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 8. #00 – Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY 9. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 10. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 11. #6T – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC 12. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 13. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (DNS)

14. #5 – David Thorman, Greenville, SC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #21B – Brandon McLain Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9 – C.J. Miller Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen (2nd place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #17 – Bobby Komisarski Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #9 – CJ Miller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #33 – Joe Larkin DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle

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.

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Story by: 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

 

 

Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series kicks off on Friday, April 10th at Carolina with 10 races in 2015

Atlanta, GA - April 6, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 3rd Annual Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series this Friday, April 10th at the re-configured 4/10 mile Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina, The mini-series has grown from two races in 2013 and four races in 2014 to ten events for the 2015 season. The ten event schedule includes the first ever USCS Sprint Speedweek for the USCS Southern Thunder region and a separate ten race point system that qualifies drivers for the USCS North vs. South “High Stakes Shootout” at the tenth event. The Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series will visit nine different tracks in northern Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Tennessee from April until October when the finale concludes the 2015 mini-series schedule at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

After the North vs. South Challenge opener at Carolina Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels less than an hour South to Lancaster, South Carolina for Round #2 at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina to complete the first of four weekends that all include two or more events.

The North vs. South Challenge Series next re-opens during the 2015 USCS Southern Speedweek on Thursday, July 16th at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee for Round #3. On Friday, July 17th the series makes a Round #4 stop at historic Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia for Round #4 of the Challenge Series. The first USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek and North vs. South Challenge Series makes their final stops of the weekend at the D-shaped tri-oval of the famed Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.

On the following weekend, the North vs. South Challenge Series and the USCS Southern Sprint Speedweek make their first ever appearance on Thursday, July 23rd at the ¼ mile East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, North Carolina for Speedweek Round #4 and Challenge Series Round #6. The Friday, July 24th event has yet to be announced, but, the Saturday, July 25th USCS Southern Speedweek finale and North vs. South Challenge Series Round #8 are set for Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Over $125,000 in total prize money is guaranteed for the ten events. It is possible for one driver to be able to win over $23,500 including bonuses for the ten mini-series races. All ten events pay at least $2000 to win. There is a North vs. South mini-series point’s system that will award starting positions to the top five drivers from the North and the top five drivers from the South (who have participated in at least 70% of the events) a starting spot in the special “High Stakes Shootout” event to be held at the final event. Additionally each night’s Hoosier Tire North vs. South USCS North vs. South Challenge Series event will award USCS National Championship points as well as USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional Championship points.

For further USCS info including a complete United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule and competition rules, etc please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour “THUNDER IN CAROLINA” Sprint Car Nationals and “USCS North vs. South Shootout” HEADLINES RACING ACTION at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY (4/10).

Atlanta, GA – April 3, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the totally re-designed red dirt 4/10 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action on Friday, April 10th during the 7th annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Sprint Car Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the Round #1 of the 10 race USCS North vs. South Shootout challenge series presented by the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS). The USCS is in its nineteenth 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 third annual USCS North vs. South Shootout 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 four of Carolina 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. The speedway’s SECA Sportsman, Street Stock, Four Cylinder and Renegade divisions will join the two USCS sprint car divisions with special events of their own. Each of those divisions will pay $500 to the winner.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. All four other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events as well.

The Carolina Speedway USCS North vs. South event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track from as far away as Florida and Arkansas. 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.

Johnny Bridges from nearby Cherryville, North Carolina won last season’s version of this event on April 11, 2014. The Fall visit of the USCS North vs. South Shootout was rained out. 2010 USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year, nineteen year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, won both winged sprint car events during the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters visits to Carolina Speedway in 2013. Those wins included a win in last Falls USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout when he bested some of the top drivers in the Nation at both Carolina Speedway and at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina during the two night sprint car spectacular.

A past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges also won the 2012 Carolina Thunder Nationals Round #2 event at Carolina Speedway in September of that year. Eric Riggins, Jr. also was the winner in the first main event of two contested during the 2011 Fall Carolina Thunder Nationals contest. The only female in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, 18 year-old Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee won the second main event during the 2011 fall Thunder Nationals main event. Matt Linder from Hoschton, Georgia won the 2010 version of that event and ten times USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee won the 2009 event. All of those drivers except for Linder are entered for this year’s event with a host of other talented drivers.

Other local and metro Charlotte, North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter for both nights of the USCS North vs. South Shootout include USCS 2014 Rokie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are the 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, Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina and rookie Matt Hope from nearby York, South 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 Rookie of the Year contenders, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama.

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.

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car speed spectacular headlines racing action at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, April 11th

Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the high speed ½ mile red clay racing surface at Lancaster Speedway near Lancaster, South Carolina for the North vs. South Shootout Sprint Car Challenge Round #2 to contest a full night of racing action on Saturday April 11th. The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition. The first portion of a two-night weekend kicks off on Friday night at Carolina Speedway with Round #1 of the battle for pride and glory and nearly $30,000 in prize money.

The event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers competing. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in six of Lancaster Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions. In addition to the 130+ mile per hour winged sprint cars, the action packed racing card features the speedways’ SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Xtreme Four and Vintage Car divisions..

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will contest a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday. All the other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The Lancaster Speedway weekly racing series SECA Late Models are on the racing card and competing for $1000 to win.

The Lancaster 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 Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound among 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.

Expected entries for both nights include at least five previous USCS Lancaster Speedway and/or Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including 11-time National USCS National Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee. Gray has won on two of the USCS series three previous visits to Lancaster Speedway. Lance Moss, from Cherryville, North Carolina won last year’s April 12th event at Lancaster Speedway.

A former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who won USCS event at Carolina Speedway on April 11, 2014 is also entered for the weekend as are two past Carolina Speedway sprint car winners, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina and female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee.

Other local and metro Charlotte, North Carolina area sprint car drivers expected to enter for both nights of the USCS North vs. South Shootout include USCS 2014 Rokie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Also expected are the 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, Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina and rookie Matt Hope from nearby York, South 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 Rookie of the Year contenders, Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama.

Lancaster Speedway is located at 223 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, SC 29721. The race track phone number is: (803) 285-1877. The track’s website is www.lancastersuperspeedway.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.

 

 

Danny Martin returns to USCS presented by K&N victory lane at Toccoa Raceway

March 27, 2015 - Toccoa, Ga. – The era where Sarasota, Fla. Hot-shoe Danny Martin Jr. could win five or more United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N feature races in a row has long since passed, but the talented driver proved on Friday night at Toccoa Raceway that he still knows how to go and win with the best.

Martin seized the lead from K&N Filters polesitter Greg Smyre on the opening lap of Friday’s 20-lap Toccoa Tangle preliminary A-main and went on to wire the field for his 21st career trip to thr www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and first since September of 2010 – despite being involved in a field-altering melee on lap 12 that took out nearly half the starting grid in turn three. The incident began when Danny Smith spun racing for second with Robbie Stillwaggon, and the track bottlenecked so quickly that drivers did not have time to react and ultimately were swept up in the aftermath.

When asked in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane how he managed to survive the crash, Martin was very upfront with his response. “I didn’t [make it through]. I ran over two cars and someone else hit me. I got out and checked everything and it all appeared to be okay. Then my car owner said, ‘Drive it like you stole it,’ so we went with it and here we are.”

“I was beginning to think Doug might lose faith in me – we bought four of these 360s and we hadn’t been able to win in one of them,” Martin added. “We’ve been killing them in the limited series but we just couldn’t pull off a 360 win – at least until tonight.”

Former URC Sprint Series champion Stillwaggon, out of Burlington, N.J., chased Martin the entire distance but ultimately had to settle for second at the twin checkers, with Bartlett, Tenn. native and defending series champion Terry Gray rounding out the podium in third. The Carolina Kid, Eric Riggins Jr., finished fourth and Denton, N.C. pilot Johnny Petrozellle completed the top five.

Indian Trail, N.C. veteran Jake McLain led the next group of drivers with a sixth-place effort, followed by Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, Florida in seventh. K&N Filers polesitter Greg Smyre dropped back to eighth at the finish, with Cherryville, N.C. driver Johnny Bridges and Ripley Mississippi’s Jeff Willingham capping off the top ten at the finish.

2013 series champion Derek Hagar was scheduled to compete in the No. 23 entry owned by noted car owner Jeff McCall, but the machine broke the butterfly at the end of his heat race and relegated Hagar to the pit area for the main event.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash of the season, with the six-car field set by last year’s USCS Southern Thunder points standings. Eric Riggins Jr. scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Gray was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, Danny Martin Jr. received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Terry Witherspoon passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

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 “Toccoa Tangle”; Toccoa Raceway; March 27, 2015

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Jeff Willingham, Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Robbie Stillwaggon, Derek Hagar, Johnny Petrozelle, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jeff Willingham, Jay Dunham, Joe Larkin, Bob Auld.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Greg Smyre, Jake McLain, Danny Smith, Danny Martin Jr., Nick Snyder, Brandon McLain, Terry Witherspoon, C.J. Miller.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Toccoa Tangle preliminary A-main: 20-laps

1. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 2. #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 5. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 6. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 7. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 8. #21K – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 9. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 10. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 11. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 12. #4 – Danny Smith, Chilicothe, OH 13. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 15. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 16. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 17. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 18. #9 – C.J. Miller, Mooresville, NC 19. #23 – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #21K – Greg Smyre JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. (1st place) Bell Helmets Focus Award: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Fourth Place Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #59III – Johnny Petrozelle Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #67 – Jake McLain Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham

Photo credits: Chris Seelman

Story by: -- 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

 

 

UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars nvades for HUGE 4th Annual “Toccoa Tangle”

at Toccoa Raceway on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Atlanta, GA – March 25, 2015 - The 4th annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at the historic Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge two-day racing event at the freshly re-modeled unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia raceway is co-headlined by twoof the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 120 mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the popular Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series

The two-night “Toccoa Tangle” features over 200 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true racer and fan smorgasbord of speed. In addition to the two headline divisions the event also features the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and Fastrak Pro Late Models on both nights. Also on the action-packed weekend racing card are all of the Raceway’s weekly stock car racing divisions including the 602 Hobby, Modified Street, Monster Mini rules Stock Fours Beginner Fours and Rookie Fours..

Drivers from at least six states are entered for the fourth annual spring event at the historic Toccoa Raceway. Fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop action both nights including a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw sprint car dashes until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening EACH NIGHT.

Friday night’s racing card includes the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars contesting a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash featuring the top six cars from the previous main event plus qualifying heat races and main event. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series racing format is exactly the same as the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on each night. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will time trial and run a main event and the 602 Hobby and Stock Four/Monster Mini Stock rules four cylinder racers and Front Wheel Drive class will compete in a full racing program including qualifying heat races and have main events for each division on Friday

On Saturday night the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars contest their Toccoa Tangle finale with another action-packed high speed program including the Hoosier Power Dash, qualifying heat races and a 30-lap Championship main event. The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series invades on Saturday and will contest their entire racing program with $1500 on the line for the winner on Saturday night.

Also on the racing card on the final night of the Tangle will be the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints with another full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heats and main event. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will contest another complete racing format on Saturday as do the 602 Hobby and the Stock Four division. On Saturday night, the Modiifed Street and Rookie Four classes get their chance to impress fans with their own door-to door racing action as well.

Pit gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 27th. The spectator gates open at 5pm and racing kicks off at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 28th Gates open at 3:00pm with racing action starting at 6:00pm. The legendary Toccoa Raceway is located on US 17 South in Toccoa, GA (6452 South Big A Road, Toccoa, GA, 30577) phone Brad York 706-491-4493 or call the track at 770-402-7234. For more info on the track, Please visit www.toccoaraceway.com . Please, check out and like the Toccoa Raceway Facebook page. .

For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097. Please also check out and like the new USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) fan page on Facebook to win tickets and merchandise.

The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series website is found at www.southeasternlatemodels.com.

Photo caption #10: Eleven-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray leads a strong contingent of winged Outlaw sprint car drivers into Toccoa Raceway for two big nights of racing in the Toccoa Tangle on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th. (USCS file photo)

Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 or uscsracing@att.net Get ready race fans!

4th annual USCS Toccoa Tangle - Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, GA)

Updated times and info

Racing Night @1

Friday, March 27th:- Racing @7:30 pm (Pits Open @4pm Stands @5 pm)

Drivers Meeting 6:15 pm Hot Laps 6:30pm

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (winged sprint cars) Fastrak Pro Late Models...

Hobby 602 division

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints)

Stock Fours

Front Wheel Drive

Racing Night #2

Saturday, March 28th - 6 pm (Pits Open @2 pm Stands @3 pm)

Drivers Meeting 4:00 pm Hot Laps 4:30 pm

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters (winged sprint cars)

Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series

Fastrak Pro Late Models

Hobby 602 division

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series (winged mini sprints)

Modified Street

Stock Fours

Front Wheel Drive

Rookie Four

**3 Foot Toccoa Tangle Trophies in all divisions = Trophies in all divisions!!!

 

 

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars nvades for HUGE 4th Annual “Toccoa Tangle”

at Toccoa Raceway on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Atlanta, GA – March 17, 2015 - The 4th annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at the historic Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge two-day racing event at the freshly re-modeled unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia raceway is co-headlined by twoof the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 120 mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the popular Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series

The two-night “Toccoa Tangle” features over 200 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true racer and fan smorgasbord of speed. In addition to the two headline divisions the event also features the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and Fastrak Pro Late Models on both nights. Also on the action-packed weekend racing card are all of the Raceway’s weekly stock car racing divisions including the 602 Hobby, Modified Street, Monster Mini rules Stock Fours Beginner Fours and Rookie Fours..

Drivers from at least six states are entered for the fourth annual spring event at the historic Toccoa Raceway. Fans are sure to get their money’s worth with a full night of non-stop action both nights including a guarantee of plenty of thrills, chills and spills from the time the green flag flies for the USCS Outlaw sprint car dashes until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening EACH NIGHT.

Friday night’s racing card includes the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars contesting a full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash featuring the top six cars from the previous main event plus qualifying heat races and main event. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series racing format is exactly the same as the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars on each night. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will time trial and run a main event and the 602 Hobby and Stock Four/Monster Mini Stock four cylinder racers will compete in a full racing program including qualifying heat races and have main events for each division on Friday

On Saturday night the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars contest their Toccoa Tangle finale with another action-packed high speed program including the Hoosier Power Dash, qualifying heat races and a 30-lap Championship main event. The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series invades on Saturday and will contest their entire racing program with $1500 on the line for the winner on Saturday night.

Also on the racing card on the final night of the Tangle will be the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints with another full racing program including their Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heats and main event. The Fastrak Pro Late Models will contest another complete racing format on Saturday as do the 602 Hobby and the Stock Four Monster Mini division. On Saturday night, the Rookie Four and Beginner four cylinder classes get their chance to impress fans with their own door-to door racing action as well.

Pit gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 27th. The spectator gates open at 5pm and racing kicks off at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 28th Gates open at 3:00pm with racing action starting at 6:00pm. The legendary Toccoa Raceway is located on US 17 South in Toccoa, GA (6452 South Big A Road, Toccoa, GA, 30577) phone Brad York 706-491-4493 or call the track at 770-402-7234. For more info on the track, Please visit www.toccoaraceway.com . Please, check out and like the Toccoa Raceway Facebook page. .

For more information about the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour or the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097. Please also check out and like the new USCS (United Speed Contest Sanction) fan page on Facebook to win tickets and merchandise.

The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series website is found at www.southeasternlatemodels.com. For information on the new Monster Mini Stock Association website is located at www.monstermsa.com or call Steve Massey - (864) 903-5267 or Scott Childress - (864) 346-3588

Photo caption #10: Eleven-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray leads a strong contingent of winged Outlaw sprint car drivers into Toccoa Raceway for two big nights of racing in the Toccoa Tangle on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th. (USCS file photo)

 

 

Three-time World of Outlaws Champ and sprint car racing legend, Sammy Swindell tops entry list for USCS Magnolia Motor Speedway opener on March 6th and 7th

Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2015 – Three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion and sprint car racing legend Slammin’Sammy Swindell tops the entry list for the United Sprint Car Series 2015 season opener when the series invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the sprint car portion of the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) to kick off its 2015 season on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th. Although he lives just three hours away in Germantown, Tennessee, it will be his first ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Swindell’s career and name is legendary. He has won almost every major event in open wheel dirt track racing for winged sprint cars. He has also earned three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series National championships and ranks second in career wins in World of Outlaws with 294 wins in the premier sprint car series.

Swindell has also claimed almost every major sprint car event, including the Knoxville Nationals, the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, California, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Williams Grove National Open, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the Selinsgrove (Speedway) Open, the Western World Championships at Manzanita Speedway and the Syracuse Super Nationals on the 1 mile track at the Syracuse, NY Fairgrounds just to name a few.

He additionally picked up victories and set 1/2 mile dirt track World records at Bristol Motor Speedway when it was covered in dirt for World of Outlaws events in 2000 and 2001. His five Chili Bowl Nationals victories are the most for any driver at the famed indoor midget event held each January in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He recently finished third in the 2015 version of the event out of 320 entries.

Swindell, who was elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006, has accumulated more than 600 feature victories and at least one win in every season since his career started four decades ago.

Swindell made the decision to “back down” from a full time coast-to-coast schedule of approximately 100 races per year in August of 2014. Although he competed in the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals midget car race, this will be his first race back in a winged sprint car. To quote Sammy, says USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton, “I’m just really doing this for fun’ said Sammy.” According to Walton, “But, I don’t think by fun to Sammy it would be to run second”.

Sammy Swindell will not only be the most recognizable sprint car driver name causing him top the entry list, he will pilot the #01 car owned by capable car owner and crew chief Donnie Cooper from Jefferson City, Missouri. Cooper’s cars have twice won the famed Short Track Nationals held the last weekend of October at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas.

Swindell will not be short on competition for the check each night at “The MAG”. At least four drivers ranked in the top 25 or mentioned in the Top 40 drivers receiving votes in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver of the Year poll are also entered. Those include 2013 and 2014 Frostbuster Champion and 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas plus 2013 USCS National Champion and previous USCS Magnolia feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton Arkansas. Also entered are the 2014 and 11-time USCS sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was ranked in the poll and is the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America. Turpen was the 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta, Hoosier Asphalt Series titlist.

Sammy Swindell and these other top drivers plus additional entries from at least seven states are expected to compete on both nights in the USCS event that features a complete USCS sprint 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 what is considered by many as the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facility, 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 their finish at Magnolia 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 2015 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 7:30pm with a full racing program in seven divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock, Factory Stock and Mini Stock 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 Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

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. The appearance by the Schrader will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. 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.

Race fans may enter to win V.I.P. tickets/passes for a driver meet and greet and to not only have tickets to the races, but to have access to the Magnolia Motor Speedway V.I.P. suite during the races.

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 2015 with two full nights of racing at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 27th and 28th.

Atlanta, GA - February 06, 2015 - The United Sprint Car Series invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the series’ 19th anniversary season opener on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th during the 7th 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 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 seven of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2015 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 7:30pm 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 2015 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock 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 Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

Two NASCAR veteran racers and TV commentators, Ken Schrader and Fox Sports 1 and Fox TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the two drivers will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. Kenny Wallace finished behind him in the runner-up spot. 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, It is only the second-ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway for Kenny Wallace.

Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions. Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series and Busch Grand National series) starts with 543. He has also started 344 NASCAR Sprint Cup events and 13 Camping World Truck Series events for a total of 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three 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.

 

 

Magnolia's 7th annual USCS “Frost Buster 250” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota Speed Spectacular season-opener coming on February 27th and 28th

Atlanta, GA - February 01, 2014 - The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades Magnolia Motor Speedway for the seventh year in a row for the track’s and sanctioning body’s season opener on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th for the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) with a USCS winged Outlaw sprint car, USCS Outlaw Modified and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint triple-header. The season-opener for both is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues.

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 2015 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series 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 7:30pm 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 2015 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock 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 Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

Two NASCAR veteran racers and TV commentators, Ken Schrader and Fox Sports 1 and Fox TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the two drivers will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. Kenny Wallace finished behind him in the runner-up spot. 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, It is only the second-ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway for Kenny Wallace.

Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) division. Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series and Busch Grand National series) starts with 543. He has also started 344 NASCAR Sprint Cup events and 13 Camping World Truck Series events for a total of 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions.

The third USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, which also race a complete format on both nights. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and his team-mate Curt Schumacher also from Columbus head the entry list. Additionally last year’s winner and defending Champion Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama is expected.

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 presented by K&N Filters Awards Banquet honors National Champ Terry Gray and top drivers

Atlanta, GA - January 29, 2015 – Just fewer than one hundred attendees watched as the “Bartlett Bullet” Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee was honored for his eleventh United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship this past Saturday at the 18th annual and the 2014 USCS Champions Awards Banquet in Roswell, Georgia. The veteran sprint car driver made two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature winner at 411 Motor Speedway on May 2nd and at Lavonia Speedway on July 17th. Gray didn’t lead the season in the win column, but, had over 30 finishes in the top five during the series 35 dirt and paved oval events. Gray also collected the Championship trophy and check for both the USCS Mid South Thunder regional and Southern Thunder regional series point’s battles.

Gray’s team-mate and the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, was the only female sprint car competitor near the top of the USCS standings. Turpen had a stellar season with a Championship in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series with a win at Southern National Motorsports Park on April 26th and four top five finishes in the five-event pavement mini-series. Turpen, who grabbed her career fifth and sixth USCS career feature wins during the 2014 season additionally collected runner-up honors in the National title chase as well as the USCS Mid South and Southern regional series. She was also honored as one of only forty drivers who received multiple votes in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car driver of the Year 2014 poll.

The 2012 USCS National “Rookie of the Year” Jeff Willingham who hails from Ripley, Mississippi collected third place honors for his efforts in the final 214 USCS National standings. His finishes improved four positions from the 2013 season. Willingham also finished in fourth place in the tough USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series standings. He finished in sixth place in the final standings of the USCS Southern Thunder region.

Another Bartlett, Tennessee racer, Anthony Nicholson ran the entire Mid South Thunder Tour regional series of 20 races and enough USCS Southern Thunder Tour events to accumulate the fourth place honors for the National title chase. Nicholson visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane six times to accept feature winner honors during the 2014 season. He was the winner of the series season finale at Poplar Bluff Speedway on October 11, 2014.

Three time USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series Champion and 2013 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers in the series National point standings. Crawley also was tied with Nicholson for the series second most wins during the season with six feature wins. All six of his wins came in Mid-South regional series races. He ran all but three of the Mid South races and finished in sixth place in the final standings in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series final standings.

Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida who finished in ___ place the 2013 National point standings, but, improved _positions to lead the next group of drivers in sixth place. Witherspoon also finished in fifth place in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series standings. The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi followed Nicholson to the stage with a seventh place finish in the National standings. Willingham also collected awards for a seventh place finish in the USCS Mid South regional series and an eighth place finish in the final Southern Thunder region standings.

Three-time 2014 USCS feature winner Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year was recognized for a seventh place finish in the final USCS National sprint car standings. The nineteen-year old Riggins won on August 30th at Harris Speedway and visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane twice on back-to-back nights in September 29th and 20th at Senoia Raceway. Riggins who competed mostly in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series finished fourth in those point standings.

The 2014 USCS “Rookie of the Year” Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina showed promise for the future by finishing in eighth place in the National Championship point standings. The rookie driver also scored enough steady performances in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series to finish in the third place behind National Champion Gray and Morgan Turpen in the series, Brandon McLain also finished in third place behind Morgan Turpen and Terry Gray in the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier asphalt 5 race pavement mini-series. His Father, Doug McLain, received recognition as 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year Crew Chief.

Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi, who focused his efforts primarily on the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series, was honored for a ninth place finish in the final 2014 USCS National point standings. He additionally finished in the sixth position in the 2014 USCS Mid South Thunder standings.

Ronny Howard, who also calls Nesbit, Mississippi home, rounded out the top ten drivers in the final USCS National point standings. The second generation veteran USCS sprint car driver finished in seventh place in the talent laden USCS Mid South regional standings as well.

Additional USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series awards:

Eddie Gallagher who hails from Olive Branch, Mississippi finished in eighth place in the USCS Mid South region standings followed by 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee. The 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas led the United Sprint Car Series in feature winds in 2014. Hagar raced to 8 feature wins in eleven USCS starts during 2014 while competing frequently in the USCS Mid South region. That was good enough to round out the USCS Mid South 2014 regional series point standings in tenth place.

Additional USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series awards:

USCS Southern region regular, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia finished in seventh place in the 2014 Southern Thunder standings followed by Florida Mini Sprints 2013 Champion, teenage sprint car rookie driver Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida in eighth place. Second year driver Jay Dunham from Grovetown, Georgia finished in ninth place in the Southern Thunder regional standings. USCS veteran racer, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia rounded out the regional series’ top ten drivers

USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series awards:

National Championship runner-up Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee was the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series Champion. Turpen won once at Southern National Motorsports Park. She set fast time twice in the five race paved track mini-series and had all top five finishes to claim the title. Turpen’s car/owner, team-mate and 2014 USCS National Champion, Terry Gray claimed the runner-up position in the pavement series just 19 points behind his team-mate. The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain collected third place honors in the series that ended its run at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Argos Indian’s Tom Patterson made his three weekend trips down South worth a fourth place finish in the series and Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the standings.

Jay Dunham from Grovetown, Georgia led the next group of racers in sixth place in the standings followed by Bill Moore of Ulla, North Carolina in sixth place. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who won the pavement opener at Anderson Motor Speedway and set fast time twice, before missing the finale, finished in eighth place in the standings. Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed Bridges in 9th place and USCS regular Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia rounded out the top ten drivers in the paved track standings.

One hundred and twenty-nine different drivers competed in the thirty-five 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filter’s events. Eleven different drivers won 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Derek Hagar, who led the series victory column with eight wins. Hagar was followed by Tim Crawley and Anthony Nicholson who tied with six feature wins each. Joe Aguilar from Tampa, Florida and Eric Riggins, Jr. were next with three feature wins. Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen made two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane each as well. Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina, 2000 USCS Rookie of the Year Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi and 2010 USCS Mid South regional series Rookie of the Year, Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi won one main event each during the 2014 season.

The eighteenth anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicked off on Saturday, March 1st at Magnolia Motor Speedway and concluded at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, October 11th. For complete and archived results from these events please visit the series Official website at www.uscsracing.com .

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Bell Racing USA, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events is available online at www.uscsracing.com . For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Final 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters

Final National point standings (30 dirt + 5 asphalt events)

Pos Car # Name Points

1 10 Terry Gray 4571

2 10M Morgan Turpen 4434

3 28 Jeff Willingham 3415

4 16 Anthony Nicholson 3260

5 88 Tim Crawley 2258

6 43 Terry Witherspoon 2045

7 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891

8 21b Brandon McLain 1843

9 12M Greg Merritt 1810

10 44 Ronny Howard 1539

11 9Jr Derek Hagar 1507

12 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384

13 116 Nicholas Snyder 1328

14 27 Curt Terrell 1291

15 33 Joe Larkin 1232

16 51 Jay Dunham 1231

17 83 Bob Auld 1163

18 26 Marshall Skinner 1158

19 3 A.G. Raines 1100

20 67 Brian Thomas 1096

21 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072

22 12 Dalton Davis 1043

23 5 Jerod Roller 1037

24 4m Michael Miller 1012

25 14z Zach Pringle 988

26 12C Collin Cabre 935

27 07 Johnny Bridges 917

28 42 Andy McElhannon 916

29 46 Kyle Amerson 914

30 13 Todd Fayard 846

31 23 Lance Moss 839

32 4 Danny Smith 738

33 32x Robert Richardson 724

34 31G Cody Gardner 678

35 0X Clint Weiss 650

36 14 Jordon Mallett 627

37 39 Brad Bowden 626

38 31 Justin Webb 607

39 3H Brandon Hanks 559

40 36 Tim Perry 550

41 15 Johnny Gilbertson 540

42 46 Jan Howard 506

43 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500

44 11 Jake Roach 492

45 25 Ray Bugg 485

46 12b Don Ryder 460

47 61 Cody Howard 438

48 21 Kevin Hinkle 428

49 14 Kyle Bellum 428

50 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428

51 29 Brandon Hahn 406

52 21 Aubrey Black 404

53 40 Howard Moore 404

54 94 Jeff Swindell 403

55 06 Bill Moore 402

56 4 Jason Troutman 402

57 12H Kent Wolters 398

58 1A Lee Moore 388

59 12 Kris Davis 386

60 22 Troy Betts 380

61 22 Shawn Murray 366

62 44c Brett McMillan 362

63 7d Dylan DeJournett 362

64 28h Matt Hope 356

65 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354

66 33 Mark Huddleston 350

67 10p Jim Perricone 346

68 8X Chris Williams 344

69 31G Johnny Gardner 332

70 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326

71 01 Jerod Hull 294

72 67 Jake McLain 290

73 92 Matt Kurtz 283

74 01 Shane Morgan 276

75 42 Henry Gustavus 273

76 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268

77 17m Joey Moughan 264

78 12b Brad Franks 256

79 61 Don Smith 254

80 51 Joe B Miller 254

81 26 Lukas Smith 254

82 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250

83 44s Wesley Shepherd 248

84 57 Zach Roach 248

85 22 Dustin Barks 242

86 17 Mike Pack 242

87 11 Brian Smith 234

88 23 Tim Sites 228

89 99 Blake Jenkins 218

90 4 Tommy Snellgrove 218

91 12T Joe Young 216

92 96 Samantha Sites 216

93 6 Brad Wickham 200

94 20w Greg Wilson 148

95 28F Davie Franek 146

96 25 Josh Weller 144

97 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142

98 99 Robby Standridge 142

99 75 Tyler Blank 142

100 01 Joey Montgomery 140

101 56 Randy West 140

102 9 Justin Sturch 138

103 17j Jonathan Swanson 136

104 19 Klint Angellette 136

105 5 Dave Thorman 134

106 72 Kevin Petty 134

107 16f Lance Hester 134

108 36 Kenny Laureno 132

109 3b Brad Greer 130

110 1j Nic Jenkins 128

111 55 Donny Howard 126

112 87 Greg Smyre 124

113 5s Sonny Stroud 122

114 17 Tony Wilson 122

115 28k Jason Keith 120

116 15 Jeremy Middleton 118

117 49 Shawn Dancer 118

118 44c Bubba Lofton 114

119 11b George Blaney 112

120 n2 Ray Stevison 108

121 91 Dale Howard 106

122 57 Jason New 104

123 2 Bryce Vowan 100

124 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100

125 25 Mark Gant 100

126 38 Rick Pringle 100

127 14 Ryan Roy 100

128 11 Skylar Pipkin 100

129 5x Tyson Hall 100

USCS Mid-South Thunder points

As of October 18, 2014

Pos. Car# Driver Point

1 10 Terry Gray 2895

2 10M Morgan Turpen 2803

3 16 Anthony Nicholson 2737

4 28 Jeff Willingham 2527

5 88 Tim Crawley 2258

6 12M Greg Merritt 1810

7 44 Ronny Howard 1539

8 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384

9 27 Curt Terrell 1291

10 9Jr Derek Hagar 1229

11 26 Marshall Skinner 1158

12 3 A.G. Raines 1100

13 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072

14 12 Dalton Davis 1043

15 5 Jerod Roller 1037

16 14z Zach Pringle 988

17 42 Andy McElhannon 916

18 13 Todd Fayard 846

19 32x Robert Richardson 724

20 43 Terry Witherspoon 721

21 31G Cody Gardner 678

22 14 Jordon Mallett 627

23 39 Brad Bowden 626

24 31 Justin Webb 607

25 4 Danny Smith 594

26 4m Michael Miller 588

27 3H Brandon Hanks 559

28 46 Jan Howard 506

29 11 Jake Roach 492

30 12b Don Ryder 460

31 61 Cody Howard 438

32 21 Kevin Hinkle 428

33 14 Kyle Bellum 428

34 83 Bob Auld 411

35 29 Brandon Hahn 406

36 40 Howard Moore 404

37 94 Jeff Swindell 403

38 44c Brett McMillan 362

39 7d Dylan DeJournett 362

40 33 Mark Huddleston 350

41 25 Ray Bugg 350

42 10p Jim Perricone 346

43 8X Chris Williams 344

44 31G Johnny Gardner 332

45 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326

46 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 306

47 07 Johnny Bridges 302

48 99 Jerod Hull 294

49 21B Brandon McLain 289

50 15 Nicholas Snyder 278

51 1 Shane Morgan 276

52 21 Aubrey Black 274

53 42 Henry Gustavus 273

54 23 Lance Moss 269

55 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268

56 17m Joey Moughan 264

57 61 Don Smith 254

58 51 Joe B Miller 254

59 33 Joe Larkin 254

60 26 Lukas Smith 254

61 1 Freddie McCall 250

62 22 Shawn Murray 248

63 44s Wesley Shepherd 248

64 57 Zach Roach 248

65 17 Mike Pack 242

66 23 Tim Sites 228

67 22 Dustin Barks 226

68 99 Blake Jenkins 218

69 4 Tommy Snellgrove 218

70 12T Joe Young 216

71 96 Samantha Sites 216

72 20w Greg Wilson 148

73 67 Jake McLain 142

74 51 Jay Dunham 142

75 99 Robbie Standridge 142

76 75 Tyler Blank 142

77 01 Joey Montgomery 140

78 9 Justin Sturch 138

79 29 Kyle Amerson 138

80 36 Tim Perry 138

81 59 Johnny Petrozelle 136

82 19 Klint Angellette 136

83 72 Kevin Petty 134

84 16f Lance Hester 134

85 1A Lee Moore 134

86 3b Brad Greer 130

87 1j Nic Jenkins 128

88 55 Donny Howard 126

89 0X Clint Weiss 122

90 17 Tony Wilson 122

91 28k Jason Keith 120

92 15 Jeremy Middleton 118

93 44c Bubba Lofton 114

94 n2 Ray Stevison 108

95 91 Dale Howard 106

96 57 Jason New 104

97 2 Bryce Vowan 100

98 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100

99 25 Mark Gant 100

100 38 Rick Pringle 100

101 14 Ryan Roy 100

102 11 Skylar Pipkin 100

103 5x Tyson Hall 100

USCS Southern Thunder Points

As of October 4, 2014

Pos. Car# Driver Point

1 10 Terry Gray 2184

2 10M Morgan Turpen 2116

3 21b Brandon McLain 1975

4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891

5 43 Terry Witherspoon 1680

6 28 Jeff Willingham 1372

7 33 Joe Larkin 1352

8 116 Nicholas Snyder 1290

9 51 Jay Dunham 1231

10 67 Brian Thomas 1096

11 83 Bob Auld 1063

12 12C Collin Cabre 935

13 16 Anthony Nicholson 918

14 07 Johnny Bridges 917

15 23 Lance Moss 839

16 46 Kyle Amerson 814

17 36 Tim Perry 692

18 15 Johnny Gilbertson 660

19 4m Michael Miller 588

20 06 Bill Moore 535

21 0X Clint Weiss 528

22 12H Kent Wolters 520

23 12 Kris Davis 512

24 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500

25 4 Danny Smith 448

26 67 Jake McLain 441

27 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428

28 4 Jason Troutman 400

29 22 Troy Betts 380

30 22 Shawn Murray 366

31 28h Matt Hope 356

32 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354

33 9Jr Derek Hagar 300

34 92 Matt Kurtz 283

35 21 Aubrey Black 274

36 12M Greg Merritt 274

37 1A Lee Moore 264

38 12b Brad Franks 256

39 61 Don Smith 254

40 26 Lukas Smith 254

41 25 Ray Bugg 253

42 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250

43 12b Don Ryder 236

44 11 Brian Smith 234

45 6 Brad Wickham 200

46 11 Joey Aguilar 160

47 100 Tom Paterson 148

48 28F Davie Franek 146

49 25 Josh Weller 144

50 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142

51 56 Randy West 140

52 87 Greg Smyre 136

53 17j Jonathan Swanson 136

54 5 Dave Thorman 134

55 36 Kenny Laureno 132

56 5s Sonny Stroud 122

57 49 Shawn Dancer 118

58 11b George Blaney 112

USCS Road to Atlanta Asphalt Thunder Points

2014 Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series Final Point Standings

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 10M Morgan Turpen 773

2 10 Terry Gray 754

3 21b Brandon McLain 711

4 100 Tom Paterson 702

5 36 Tim Perry 692

6 51 Jay Dunham 673

7 6 Bill Moore 661

8 7 Johnny Bridges 605

9 67 Jake McLain 596

10 33 Joe Larkin 498

11 11 Joey Aguilar 469

12 28 Jeff Willingham 287

13 4 Jason Troutman 268

14 87 Greg Smyre 266

15 5 Dave Thorman 260

16 07x Doug Gould 256

17 100 Jim Payne 250

18 4m Michael Miller 146

19 15 Johnny Gilbertson 140

20 116 Nick Snyder 132

21 22 Tony Grams 132

22 12h Kent Wolters 130

23 12 Kris Davis 128

24 46 Jim Blenkarn 126

25 5s Sonny Stroud 122

 

 

USCS Sprint & 600 Sprint 2014 Awards Banquet at Andretti Indoor Karting on Saturday, Jan. 24th

Atlanta, GA – December 27, 2014 - The 2014 season awards banquet for both the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship and the K&N Filters USCS Mid South Thunder Tour, Southern Thunder Tour and “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt regional sprint car series awards will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:30pm at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games located in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Georgia. Additionally recognized at the 2014 USCS National banquet for the Atlanta, Georgia based sanctioning body will be the top drivers in the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series National Championship and both the USCS 600 Mid South and the Southern Lightning regional series.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is a state of the art entertainment facility. "Everyone who attended the banquet at Andretti’s the three times we have been there had so much fun that we decided to return" said USCS President, Pete Walton. "The place is just first class and really great!" concluded Walton.

The facilities include racing decor including Mario and John Andretti racing memorabilia, etc. There will be, as in the past, competition on some of the fastest indoor karts anywhere plus food and fun. For those wishing to come early or stay late, there is sports bar and lounge for the evenings.

In addition to awards and door prizes being presented, the finalized 2015 schedules will be handed out and the 2015 Championship awards program will be discussed at the meeting.

The banquet is open to race teams and to the series race fans. The cost including Kart racing competition and the Luncheon is $30 per person. Advance tickets are available from USCS, you may purchase at the door for $35. It is required to RSVP to reserve seating and a slot in the Super Kart competition.

Please mail your check and requests for advance tickets to United Sprint Car Series, 175 Antebellum Way, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215. You may contact the USCS office with questions by calling either 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is located at 11000 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, GA 30076. For more info go to Andretti Karting and Games website at www.andrettikarting.com their phone number 770-992-5688.

 

 

Engler Machine and Tool injectors power top USCS drivers to 4 Championships and National prominence in 2014

Atlanta, GA - (December 06, 2014) - Engler Machine and Tool fuel injectors powered five of the top ten United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters sprint car drivers to the top echelon in the USCS National point standings during the 2014 season including eleven-time and 2014 USCS National Champion, Terry Gray. Additionally six different drivers used Engler fuel injectors to win twenty-one of the thirty five USCS sprint car main events or 60% of the time. The top five drivers in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series point standings also all used Engler fuel injection.

Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, who has 11 USCS National Championships in the past fourteen seasons of racing with the series, finished in the number one spot during the 2014 season in the National title chase and topped both of the USCS regional dirt series final standings. Additionally, Gray’s teammate, 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, who finished in the runner-up position in the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings, also used Engler fuel injection to power her Wesmar power plants as well. Turpen also captured the championship of the 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series. She ranked in second place in the 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters Mid South Thunder and Southern regional point standings as well.

Gray’s 2014 title run included two main event wins plus twenty-six top five and twenty-nine top ten finishes in thirty-five USCS starts. Twenty-one year-old female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen also had two feature wins this season to run her career total to six. She had an impressive twenty top five finishes in 2014. She also finished twenty-eight times in the top ten drivers at USCS events during 2014.

In addition to the efforts of Gray and Turpen, 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina used Engler fuel injection on his power plant to not only score a third place finish in the final point standings in both the USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters and the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series. McLain also finished eighth in the 2014 National point standings.

The 2013 USCS presented by K&N National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas 1ed the series in the win column during 2014 with eight wins, while his engines also used Engler fuel injection just like they did during his 2013 title run. On pavement, Joey “The Ace” Aguilar from Tampa, Florida won the final three events of the USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt series including the series finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Engler fuel injectors bolted onto the top of his power plant. Other winners using Engler injectors included Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won at Harris Speedway and twice at Senoia Raceway. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina won at Carolina Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway and Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina won Lancaster Motor Speedway.

In addition to the 2014 National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray using Engler fuel injection for his 11th series title, the 2014 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint Champion, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee also used Engler Machine and Tool fuel injection to capture his second consecutive title in 2014.

Eleven -time USCS Champion 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 simply 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. For more information on Engler Machine and Tool products stop by and visit them in booth #3842 at the 2014 Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis from December 11th-13th .

Engler Machine and Tool Contact info: Engler Machine and Tool is located 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.

 

 

Morgan Turpen claims 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series title

Atlanta, GA - November 24, 2014 - Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, who was the 2010 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, captured the championship in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series. Turpen had one win at Southern National Motorsport Park on April 26th plus two 3rd place and two 4th place finishes on the way to the title. In addition to her visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Southern National, she also had a Hoosier Speed Dash win at Anderson Motor Speedway and set fast time at Southern National Motorsport Park on her way to the title with 773 Championship points.

Turpen had quite a year all the way around with two USCS feature wins including the one at Southern National Motorsport Park on pavement and a second win that came on dirt during the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway on October 4th. She had a runner-up finish in the National point standings after she accumulated points from the two victories plus an impressive total of twenty top 5 finishes and twenty eight finishes in the top 10 in 35 starts. She additionally finished in the runner-up spot in both regional series behind her team-mate (Terry Gray).

Her team-mate and the 2014 USCS National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee finished just out of reach in second place 19 points back with 754 points in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hosier Asphalt Series. Gray had three second place and one third place finish, but, a DNF at Anderson Motor Speedway on July 26th probably ruined his shot at the title in the pavement series.

The 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (National) Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed the talented veteran Tennessee duo in third place with 711 points. McLain had an impressive three top five and five top ten finishes in the five pavement series races. Tom Patterson from Argos, Indiana with 703 points was just behind McLain in fourth place in the title chase. Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the standings with 692 points accumulated in the five race USCS mini-series.

Rookie Jay Dunham finished with 673 points in sixth place. Mount Ulla, North Carolina veteran sprint car racer Bill Moore finished in seventh place with 661 points. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina finished in eighth place in the standings with just 605 points. Before Bridges’ season was cut short after two motor failures he won the asphalt series opener at Anderson Motor Speedway on April 25th then had a pair of runner-up finishes plus a tenth place finish. Bridges did not get to compete in the August 29th Atlanta Motor Speedway series finale.

Another stellar performance came from another Indian Trail, North Carolina driver, Jake McLain, who missed the series opener at Anderson, then went on to score four top five finishes and tally 596 points to finish ninth in the standings. Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia also missed a race and finished with 498 points to round out the top ten in the standings.

Joey “The Ace” Aguilar from Tampa, Florida jumped in late and only competed in three events. Had the Florida driver started earlier it might have been a whole different story as he made a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Anderson Motor Speedway on both nights during a two-night USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series weekend at the track on July 25th and 26th. He then led all 50 laps of the series August 29th finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway before an assembled crowd of approximately 30,000 spectators.

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Safety-Kleen, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off on dirt at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th . A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

FINAL 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series point standings.

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 10M Morgan Turpen 773

2 10 Terry Gray 754

3 21b Brandon McLain 711

4 100 Tom Paterson 702

5 36 Tim Perry 692

6 51 Jay Dunham 673

7 6 Bill Moore 661

8 7 Johnny Bridges 605

9 67 Jake McLain 596

10 33 Joe Larkin 498

11 11 Joey Aguilar 469

12 28 Jeff Willingham 287

13 4 Jason Troutman 268

14 87 Greg Smyre 266

15 5 Dave Thorman 260

16 07x Doug Gould 256

17 100 Jim Payne 250

18 4m Michael Miller 146

19 15 Johnny Gilbertson 140

20 116 Nick Snyder 132

21 22 Tony Grams 132

22 12h Kent Wolters 130

23 12 Kris Davis 128

24 46 Jim Blenkarn 126

25 5s Sonny Stroud 122

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Safety-Kleen, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th . A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

DSR Fuel Systems power USCS drivers to 4 Championships and National prominence in 2014

Atlanta, GA - (November, 28, 2014) - Just as during the last fourteen racing seasons, Daryl Saucier’s DSR Fuel Systems helped power eleven-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Sprint Car Champion, Terry Gray to the top of the United Sprint Car Series point standings. Gray who has 11 series USCS National Championships in fourteen seasons racing with the series finished in the number one spot during the 2014 season in the National title chase and in topped both regional dirt series final standings. In addition, Gray’s teammate, 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who finished in the runner-up position in the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour National point standings also used DSR Fuel Systems to feed her Wesmar power plants as well. Turpen was also the Champion of the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series and ranked in place second place in the 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters Mid South Thunder and Southern regional point standings too.

Gray’s 2014 title run included two main event wins plus twenty-six top five and twenty-nine top ten finishes in thirty-five USCS starts. Twenty-one year-old female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen, who became only the second female driver to ever win in USCS sprint car competition with two wins in 2011 and backed that up with victories during both 2012 and 2013 seasons and two feature wins this season to run her career total to six. She had an impressive twenty top five finishes. She also finished twenty-eight times in the top ten drivers at USCS events,

2014 and 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 sixteen 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 2014 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 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.

 

 

Terry Gray claims 11th USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car National Championship

Atlanta, GA – November 22, 2014 – Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee captured his 11th United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship during the series’ eighteenth and 2014 racing season. The veteran sprint car driver made just two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature winner, but he used a record of perfect attendance and steady top five finishes including nine 2nd place and seven 3rd place tallies in his total of 26 top five finishes during thirty-five events to accumulate the most Championship points. Gray will collect top honors in all three dirt divisions of the USCS points system including two USCS regional dirt series (Mid South and Southern) as well. He finished in second place in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Race Tire Asphalt Series.

Gray finished the National title chase with 4571 National Championship points followed by team-mate and USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Race Tire Asphalt Series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who had 4434 points. Turpen also had quite a year with two USCS feature wins that included one at Southern National Motorsport Park on pavement in the USCS Road to Atlanta Series on April 26th. Her second win of the season came on dirt during the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway on October 4th. Her runner-up finish in the standings came after she accumulated points from the two victories plus an impressive total of twenty top 5 finishes and twenty eight finishes in the top ten in 35 starts. She additionally finished in the runner-up spot in both regional series behind her team-mate (Terry Gray).

The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi improved his placement in the top ten driver standings in the series by moving up four positions in the final standings over his finish last season. Willingham who finished seventh in the 2013 standings, finished the 2014 season ranked third on the National standings with 3415 points. He will also collect fourth place honors in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series and sixth place honors in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series during the January 24th USCS banquet in Atlanta

The 2008 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson, also from Bartlett, Tennessee, finished in fourth place in the 2014 USCS National sprint car standings with 3260 points, but, the story doesn’t end there. Nicholson had a total of six stops at the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane to pick up the winner’s pay check. 2014 was a career-best USCS season in feature wins for Nicholson who’s previous season best was two wins. His season finale win at Poplar Bluff Speedway on October 18th was his 10th career USCS win. Nicholson, who ran a limited National schedule, and missed the first USCS Mid South Thunder regional series event at Magnolia Motor Speedway, also finished in third place in the Mid South regional series. Had Nicholson not missed that first event he most likely would have finished higher in both series standings.

The 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas accumulated enough points to finish fifth in the USCS National standings. Crawley started the season slowly, but reeled off a streak of six wins in eight races during July and August including five stops in a row for a photo opportunity in the www.rockauto.com USCS victory Lane. The other two finishes were both in 2nd place during that period. Crawley who was the 2013 USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series Champion, participated in fifteen of the nineteen USCS Mid South regional series events and his finishes were good enough to finish fifth in those regional standings as well in 2014.

Crawley was followed in the standings by Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida who accumulated enough points in the National standings to finish sixth with 2045 points in the USCS National point standings. Witherspoon, who mostly competed in the Southern Thunder region, also joined the field for several Mid South regional series weekends and finished in the fifth position in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour title chase.

Three-time 2014 USCS feature winner Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who was the 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year finished in seventh place in the final USCS National sprint car standings with 1891 points. Riggins won on August 30th at Harris Speedway and then visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane twice on back-to-back nights in September when the nineteen year-old driver had a sweep of the 5th Annual Senoia Summer Nationals at Senoia Raceway.

The 2014 USCS “Rookie of the Year”, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina, who competed in the USCS Southern Thunder region and in all five USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Tire Asphalt Series events accumulated 1843 National points to finish eighth in those standings. McLain fared much better in the USCS Southern Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series with a third place finish in the standings behind Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen. He also had a third place finish in the USCS pavement series final point standings.

Two Nesbit, Mississippi drivers, Greg Merritt with 1810 points and Ronny Howard with 1539 points rounded out the top ten drivers in the National point standings. Merritt competed primarily in the Mid South regional series as did Howard.

USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series:
Terry Gray topped the standings in the highly competitive USCS Mid South Thunder regional series that competes primarily in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The 2014 National Champion tallied 2895 points while edging out his team-mate, Morgan Turpen in second place with 2803 points. As previously mentioned, Anthony Nicholson claimed the third position in the Mid-South region behind Turpen with 2737 points and five feature wins in the regional series. Ripley, Mississippi’s Jeff Willingham followed Nicholson in fourth place with 2527 points. Six-time feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas, rounded out the top five by collecting 2258 points for his efforts in 15 of the 19 contested events. Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi finished sixth in the Mid-South standings with 1810 points. Veteran sprint car racer, Ronny Howard, also from Nesbit, Mississippi was seventh in the standings with 1539 points. He was followed by past United Sprint Car Series National Champion Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi in eighth place in the standings with 1384 points. The 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee finished with 1291 points to finish ninth in the regional series.

The 2013 and defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas ran a limited USCS schedule in 2014. Hagar won eight out of ten USCS events. He also won the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 2014 title after winning the first three races. Hagar had 1229 regional series points and finished in tenth position in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series.

Five different drivers won USCS Mid South presented by K&N regional series races during the 2014 season. Derek Hagar won six times. Tim Crawley also won six of the regional series events and Anthony Nicholson won five times. Terry Gray and Jerod Roller from Nesbit, Mississippi each won once in Mid South regional series competition. One hundred and three different drivers competed in USCS Mid South presented by K&N regional series 2014 events.

USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series:
2014 National Champ, Terry Gray also captured the Championship in the USCS Southern Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series that contests its’ events primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee with a Championship total of 2184 points. The title was decided on the final weekend in that region. Gray’s team-mate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee kept it close in that regional series battle and finished just 68 points behind Gray with 2116 points for the runner-up spot. The 2014 USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, north Carolina finished behind the two veteran team-mates in third place with 1975 points. Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won three 2014 main events in the region, but suffered through a streak of early season tough luck as well, finished 84 points behind McLain in fourth place with 1891 points. Veteran sprint car racer Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida followed Riggins with 1680 points in fifth place.

Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi competed in enough USCS Southern Thunder presented by K&N Filters to earn 1372 points and finish sixth in the final standings. USCS regular, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia collected 1352 points to finish just behind Willingham in seventh place. Larkin was followed by rookie Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida who will compete for United Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 with 1290 points in eighth place. Another rookie driver who was a veteran Late Model racer, Jay Dunham from Grovetown, Georgia followed in ninth place with 1231 points. Veteran sprint car driver, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, Georgia rounded out the Southern regional series point standings with 1096 points.

Eight different drivers won 2014 USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters races. Eric Riggins, Jr. led the win column category in the regional series with three wins. Terry Gray, Derek Hagar and Anthony Nicholson each had two wins in the Southern region. Johnny Bridges and Lance Moss, both from Cherryville, North Carolina, Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee also had one www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane visit each in 2014 in USCS Southern Thunder regional series competition. Fifty-eight different drivers entered USCS Southern Thunder regional series events during the 2014 season.

USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series:
The 2010 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee captured the championship in the five race USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Asphalt Series 2014. Turpen had one win, two third place and two fourth place finishes on the way to the title. She also had a Hoosier Speed Dash win and set fast time at Southern National Motorsport Park on April 26th in route to the title with 773 Championship points. Her team-mate and the 2014 USCS National sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee finished just out of reach in second place 19 points back with 754 points. Gray had three second place and one third place finish, but, a DNF at Anderson Motor Speedway on July 26th probably ruined his shot at the title.

The 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed the talented Tennessee veteran duo in third place with 711 points. McLain had an impressive three top five and five top ten finishes in the five races. Tom Patterson from Argos, Indiana with 703 points was just behind McLain in fourth place in the title chase. Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the standings with 692 points accumulated in the all paved track five race USCS mini-series.

Rookie Jay Dunham finished with 673 points in sixth place. Mount Ulla, North Carolina veteran sprint car racer Bill Moore finished in seventh place with 661 points. Past USCS regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina finished in eighth place in the standings with just 605 points. Before Bridges’ season was cut short after two motor failures he won the asphalt series opener at Anderson Motor Speedway on April 25th then had a pair of runner-up finishes plus a tenth place. Bridges did not get to compete in the August 29th Atlanta Motor Speedway series finale. Another stellar performance came from Jake McLain, who missed the series opener at Anderson, then went on to score four top five finishes and tally 596 points to finish ninth in the standings. Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia also missed a race and finished with 498 points to round out the top ten in the standings.

Joey “The Ace” Aguilar from Tampa, Florida jumped in late and only competed in three events. Had the Florida driver started earlier it might have been a whole different story as he made a stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Anderson Motor Speedway on both nights during a two-night USCS Road to Atlanta Hoosier Asphalt Series weekend at the track on July 25th and 26th. He then led all 50 laps of the series August 29th finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway before an assembled crowd of approximately 30,000 spectators.

In summary after 35 completed events: One hundred and twenty-nine different drivers competed in the thirty-five 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters events. Eleven different drivers won 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Derek Hagar, who led the series victory column with eight wins. Hagar was followed by Tim Crawley and Anthony Nicholson with six feature wins each. Eric Riggins, Jr. and pavement ace, Joey Aguilar from Tampa, Florida were next with three wins apiece. Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen and Cherryville, North Carolina’s Johnny Bridges made two visits each to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane.

Three other drivers collected one feature win during the 2014 season. Those included: Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi at Poplar Bluff Speedway on March 22nd, Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina at Lancaster Speedway on April 12th and Michael Miller on Sunday, September 1st at Toccoa Speedway.

The eighteenth anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicked off on Friday, March 1st at Magnolia Motor Speedway and concluded at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, October 18th. For complete and archived results from these events please visit the series Official website at www.uscsracing.com .

The United Sprint Car Series thanks the 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Arizona Sport Shirts, Brown and Miller racing Solutions, Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Safety-Kleen, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2015 (19th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th . A full schedule of 2015 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events will be available soon. For series rules and other info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Final 2014 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National point standings (35 events)

Pos Car # Name Points
1 10 Terry Gray 4571
2 10M Morgan Turpen 4434
3 28 Jeff Willingham 3415
4 16 Anthony Nicholson 3260
5 88 Tim Crawley 2258
6 43 Terry Witherspoon 2045
7 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891
8 21b Brandon McLain 1843
9 12M Greg Merritt 1810
10 44 Ronny Howard 1539
11 9Jr Derek Hagar 1507
12 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384
13 116 Nicholas Snyder 1328
14 27 Curt Terrell 1291
15 33 Joe Larkin 1232
16 51 Jay Dunham 1231
17 83 Bob Auld 1163
18 26 Marshall Skinner 1158
19 3 A.G. Raines 1100
20 67 Brian Thomas 1096
21 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072
22 12 Dalton Davis 1043
23 5 Jerod Roller 1037
24 4m Michael Miller 1012
25 14z Zach Pringle 988
26 12C Collin Cabre 935
27 07 Johnny Bridges 917
28 42 Andy McElhannon 916
29 46 Kyle Amerson 914
30 13 Todd Fayard 846
31 23 Lance Moss 839
32 4 Danny Smith 738
33 32x Robert Richardson 724
34 31G Cody Gardner 678
35 0X Clint Weiss 650
36 14 Jordon Mallett 627
37 39 Brad Bowden 626
38 31 Justin Webb 607
39 3H Brandon Hanks 559
40 36 Tim Perry 550
41 15 Johnny Gilbertson 540
42 46 Jan Howard 506
43 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500
44 11 Jake Roach 492
45 25 Ray Bugg 485
46 12b Don Ryder 460
47 61 Cody Howard 438
48 21 Kevin Hinkle 428
49 14 Kyle Bellum 428
50 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428
51 29 Brandon Hahn 406
52 21 Aubrey Black 404
53 40 Howard Moore 404
54 94 Jeff Swindell 403
55 06 Bill Moore 402
56 4 Jason Troutman 402
57 12H Kent Wolters 398
58 1A Lee Moore 388
59 12 Kris Davis 386
60 22 Troy Betts 380
61 22 Shawn Murray 366
62 44c Brett McMillan 362
63 7d Dylan DeJournett 362
64 28h Matt Hope 356
65 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354
66 33 Mark Huddleston 350
67 10p Jim Perricone 346
68 8X Chris Williams 344
69 31G Johnny Gardner 332
70 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326
71 01 Jerod Hull 294
72 67 Jake McLain 290
73 92 Matt Kurtz 283
74 01 Shane Morgan 276
75 42 Henry Gustavus 273
76 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268
77 17m Joey Moughan 264
78 12b Brad Franks 256
79 61 Don Smith 254
80 51 Joe B Miller 254
81 26 Lukas Smith 254
82 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250
83 44s Wesley Shepherd 248
84 57 Zach Roach 248
85 22 Dustin Barks 242
86 17 Mike Pack 242
87 11 Brian Smith 234
88 23 Tim Sites 228
89 99 Blake Jenkins 218
90 4 Tommy Snell grove 218
91 12T Joe Young 216
92 96 Samantha Sites 216
93 6 Brad Wickham 200
94 20w Greg Wilson 148
95 28F Davie Franek 146
96 25 Josh Weller 144
97 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142
98 99 Robby Stand ridge 142
99 75 Tyler Blank 142
100 01 Joey Montgomery 140
101 56 Randy West 140
102 9 Justin Sturch 138
103 17j Jonathan Swanson 136
104 19 Klint Angellette 136
105 5 Dave Thorman 134
106 72 Kevin Petty 134
107 16f Lance Hester 134
108 36 Kenny Laureno 132
109 3b Brad Greer 130
110 1j Nic Jenkins 128
111 55 Donny Howard 126
112 87 Greg Smyre 124
113 5s Sonny Stroud 122
114 17 Tony Wilson 122
115 28k Jason Keith 120
116 15 Jeremy Middleton 118
117 49 Shawn Dancer 118
118 44c Bubba Lofton 114
119 11b George Blaney 112
120 n2 Ray Stevison 108
121 91 Dale Howard 106
122 57 Jason New 104
123 2 Bryce Vowan 100
124 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100
125 25 Mark Gant 100
126 38 Rick Pringle 100
127 14 Ryan Roy 100
128 11 Skylar Pipkin 100
129 5x Tyson Hall 100

Final 2014 USCS MID SOUTH THUNDER Sprint Car Points
Pos. Car# Driver Point
1 10 Terry Gray 2895
2 10M Morgan Turpen 2803
3 16 Anthony Nicholson 2737
4 28 Jeff Willingham 2527
5 88 Tim Crawley 2258
6 12M Greg Merritt 1810
7 44 Ronny Howard 1539
8 1 Eddie Gallagher 1384
9 27 Curt Terrell 1291
10 9Jr Derek Hagar 1229
11 26 Marshall Skinner 1158
12 3 A.G. Raines 1100
13 13T Taylor Tidmore 1072
14 12 Dalton Davis 1043
15 5 Jerod Roller 1037
16 14z Zach Pringle 988
17 42 Andy McElhannon 916
18 13 Todd Fayard 846
19 32x Robert Richardson 724
20 43 Terry Witherspoon 721
21 31G Cody Gardner 678
22 14 Jordon Mallett 627
23 39 Brad Bowden 626
24 31 Justin Webb 607
25 4 Danny Smith 594
26 4m Michael Miller 588
27 3H Brandon Hanks 559
28 46 Jan Howard 506
29 11 Jake Roach 492
30 12b Don Ryder 460
31 61 Cody Howard 438
32 21 Kevin Hinkle 428
33 14 Kyle Bellum 428
34 83 Bob Auld 411
35 29 Brandon Hahn 406
36 40 Howard Moore 404
37 94 Jeff Swindell 403
38 44c Brett McMillan 362
39 7d Dylan DeJournett 362
40 33 Mark Huddleston 350
41 25 Ray Bugg 350
42 10p Jim Perricone 346
43 8X Chris Williams 344
44 31G Johnny Gardner 332
45 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 326
46 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 306
47 07 Johnny Bridges 302
48 99 Jerod Hull 294
49 21B Brandon McLain 289
50 15 Nicholas Snyder 278
51 1 Shane Morgan 276
52 21 Aubrey Black 274
53 42 Henry Gustavus 273
54 23 Lance Moss 269
55 91 Ernie Ainsworth 268
56 17m Joey Moughan 264
57 61 Don Smith 254
58 51 Joe B Miller 254
59 33 Joe Larkin 254
60 26 Lukas Smith 254
61 1 Freddie McCall 250
62 22 Shawn Murray 248
63 44s Wesley Shephard 248
64 57 Zach Roach 248
65 17 Mike Pack 242
66 23 Tim Sites 228
67 22 Dustin Barks 226
68 99 Blake Jenkins 218
69 4 Tommy Snellgrove 218
70 12T Joe Young 216
71 96 Samantha Sites 216
72 20w Greg Wilson 148
73 67 Jake McLain 142
74 51 Jay Dunham 142
75 99 Robbie Standridge 142
76 75 Tyler Blank 142
77 01 Joey Montgomery 140
78 9 Justin Sturch 138
79 29 Kyle Amerson 138
80 36 Tim Perry 138
81 59 Johnny Petrozelle 136
82 19 Klint Angellette 136
83 72 Kevin Petty 134
84 16f Lance Hester 134
85 1A Lee Moore 134
86 3b Brad Greer 130
87 1j Nic Jenkins 128
88 55 Donny Howard 126
89 0X Clint Weiss 122
90 17 Tony Wilson 122
91 28k Jason Keith 120
92 15 Jeremy Middleton 118
93 44c Bubba Lofton 114
94 n2 Ray Stevison 108
95 91 Dale Howard 106
96 57 Jason New 104
97 2 Bryce Vowan 100
98 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 100
99 25 Mark Gant 100
100 38 Rick Pringle 100
101 14 Ryan Roy 100
102 11 Skylar Pipkin 100
103 5x Tyson Hall 100

Final 2014 USCS SOUTHERN THUNDER Sprint Car Points
Pos. Car# Driver Point
1 10 Terry Gray 2184
2 10M Morgan Turpen 2116
3 21b Brandon McLain 1975
4 47 Eric Riggins Jr. 1891
5 43 Terry Witherspoon 1680
6 28 Jeff Willingham 1372
7 33 Joe Larkin 1352
8 116 Nicholas Snyder 1290
9 51 Jay Dunham 1231
10 67 Brian Thomas 1096
11 83 Bob Auld 1063
12 12C Collin Cabre 935
13 16 Anthony Nicholson 918
14 07 Johnny Bridges 917
15 23 Lance Moss 839
16 46 Kyle Amerson 814
17 36 Tim Perry 692
18 15 Johnny Gilbertson 660
19 4m Michael Miller 588
20 06 Bill Moore 535
21 0X Clint Weiss 528
22 12H Kent Wolters 520
23 12 Kris Davis 512
24 59 Johnny Petrozelle 500
25 4 Danny Smith 448
26 67 Jake McLain 441
27 89 Robby Stillwaggon 428
28 4 Jason Troutman 400
29 22 Troy Betts 380
30 22 Shawn Murray 366
31 28h Matt Hope 356
32 99 Tanner Witherspoon 354
33 9Jr Derek Hagar 300
34 92 Matt Kurtz 283
35 21 Aubrey Black 274
36 12M Greg Merritt 274
37 1A Lee Moore 264
38 12b Brad Franks 256
39 61 Don Smith 254
40 26 Lukas Smith 254
41 25 Ray Bugg 253
42 1 Freddie McCall Jr. 250
43 12b Don Ryder 236
44 11 Brian Smith 234
45 6 Brad Wickham 200
46 11 Joey Aguilar 160
47 100 Tom Paterson 148
48 28F Davie Franek 146
49 25 Josh Weller 144
50 24 Danny Martin Jr. 142
51 56 Randy West 140
52 87 Greg Smyre 136
53 17j Jonathan Swanson 136
54 5 Dave Thorman 134
55 36 Kenny Laureno 132
56 5s Sonny Stroud 122
57 49 Shawn Dancer 118
58 11b George Blaney 112

Final 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta Points (5 races)
Pos. Car# Driver Points
1 10M Morgan Turpen 773
2 10 Terry Gray 754
3 21b Brandon McLain 711
4 100 Tom Paterson 702
5 36 Tim Perry 692
6 51 Jay Dunham 673
7 6 Bill Moore 661
8 7 Johnny Bridges 605
9 67 Jake McLain 596
10 33 Joe Larkin 498
11 11 Joey Aguilar 469
12 28 Jeff Willingham 287
13 4 Jason Troutman 268
14 87 Greg Smyre 266
15 5 Dave Thorman 260
16 07x Doug Gould 256
17 100 Jim Payne 250
18 4m Michael Miller 146
19 15 Johnny Gilbertson 140
20 116 Nick Snyder 132
21 22 Tony Grams 132
22 12h Kent Wolters 130
23 12 Kris Davis 128
24 46 Jim Blenkarn 126
25 5s Sonny Stroud 122

 

$50,100+ up for grabs in USCS Fall Nationals presented by K&N at Riverside International Speedway on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st

Atlanta, GA – October 21, 2014 – Over $51,000 is up for grabs when the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades legendary Riverside International Speedway on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st for its 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals at the ¼ mile gumbo clay oval track racing facility located just across the Mississippi river from Memphis, Tennessee in West Memphis. Arkansas. The huge two-day racing event serves as the 2014 season finale for the historic track.

The USCS Fall Nationals is headlined by the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour portion of the event includes the longest main event in the history of the USCS series for the winged sprint cars with the 51-lap K&N “Fabulous 51” that will pay $5100 to the winner plus contingencies with over $25,000 in posted prize money for the strong field of United Sprint Car Series competitors expected to invade Riverside International Speedway. The K&N “Fabulous 51” is also the longest sprint car event in distance in recent history at the legendary racing facility know for Thrills Chills and Spills for part of seven decades. the longest of the season for either the track or the series.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday, October 31st 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 in passing points earned during the qualifying races will then then compete for the top starting spots in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble event that will determine the line-up for the front four rows of Saturday night’s lengthy 51-lap USCS K&N “Fabulous 51” main event, On Saturday evening the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that will determine the final ten positions in the line-up for the 51-lap main event.

Joining the USCS winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) $50,100+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds ($1000 to win plus Bonues each night) and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints ($599 to win Friday and $1000 to win Saturday) with complete racing programs on both nights for both of those two USCS sanctioned series.

Additionally the Limited/Crate Late Models ($1500 to win) and Mid-South Street Stock Challenge ($1000 to win) divisions along with each of the USCS divisions will contest two nights of wide-open racing to complete the 65th anniversary racing season at the historic speedway.

For all updated event info and USCS rules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097 or 770-460-7223. For directions or more information on Riverside International Speedway please visit: www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com

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

 

 

Anthony Nicholson races to his 6th USCS win of 2014 at Poplar Bluff Speedway

Poplar Bluff, MO – October 18, 2014 – Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee stormed from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the lead in turn one of the 30-lap United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters main event and never looked back during the sprint car portion of the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday night. This was Nicholson’s sixth trip of the season to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane. He bested a tough field of top gun veterans and young guns from five states for his 10th career win in the series in the event that awarded double points.

Four-time and recently crowned 2014 MOWA sprint champion, Jerod Hull from nearby Sikeston, Missouri chased Nicholson across the finish line after battling veteran Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio for the runner-up spot most of the distance. Danny Smith claimed the K&N Filters Podium Award for third place. Ten-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray, also from Bartlett, Tennessee finished in the fourth position followed by Kyle Bellm from Nixa, Missouri who completed the top five drivers.

Joey Montgomery from Fredericktown, Missouri led the next group of drivers to the checkers in sixth place. Another past USCS National Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive, Branch, Mississippi finished in the seventh position followed by the evening’s Hoosier Speed Dash winner, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee in eighth place. Farmington, Missouri’s Kevin Petty raced to the stripe in ninth place and 2013 USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series “Rookie of the Year”, Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi rounded out the top ten drivers.

Morgan Turpen won the 6 cars, 6 laps Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Danny Smith won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Anthony Nicholson also won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After the first heat race winner (Danny Smith ) drew a zero in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing, Nicholson who was the high passing point’s leader after the qualifying heats, was awarded the K&N Filters Pole Position. Curt Terrell advanced the most positions in the main event to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event will be the two-day 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals series at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st. The event includes the 51-lap “Fabulous 51” main event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars that pays $5100 to the winner plus bonuses and contingencies.

For rules, updated schedules and other info on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 2014 and 18th annual National tour please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour results at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, October, 18, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash Race Results: #10M Morgan Turpen, #16 Anthony Nicholson, #10 Terry Gray, #27 Curt Terrell, #28 Jeff Willingham and #44 Ronny Howard.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat #1 Race Results: #4 Danny Smith, 399 Jerod Hull, #32b Taylor Tidmore, 1 Eddie Gallagher, 14k Kyle Bellm, #10m Morgan Turpen, #7d Dylan DeJournett, #17 Mike Pack, 327 Curt Terrell and 44s Greg Merritt.

Butlerbuilt Heat #2 Race Results: #16 Anthony Nicholson, #01 Joey Montgomery, #10 Terry Grey, #28k Jason Keith, #72 Kevin Petty, #55 Donny Howard, #44 Ronny Howard, #28 Jeff Willingham, and Bubba Lofton, (DNS).

USCS presented by K&N Filters Feature Race Results (30-laps) Poplar Bluff Speedway - Poplar Bluff, MO

01. #16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

02. #99 Jerod Hull, Sikeston, MO

03. #4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH

04. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

05. #14k Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO

06. #01 Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO

07. #1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

08. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

09. #72 Kevin Petty, Farmington, MO

10. #32b Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

11. #27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

12. #44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

13. #55 Donny Howard, Hernando, MS

14. #28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

15. #44s Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

16. #28k Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO

17. #7d Dylan DeJournett, Essex, MO

18. #17 Mike Pack, Batesville, AR

19. #44c Bubba Lofton, Cordova, TN

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #4 Danny Smith Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #16 Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #4 Danny Smith (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #4 Danny Smith Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #27 Curt Terrell Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #14k Kyle Bellm Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #01 Joey Montgomery Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #1 Eddie Gallagher DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #32b Taylor Tidmore

PBS Top 305 powered car BONUS: #55 Donny Howard

Long Distance Tow Award: (tie) #4 Danny Smith and Pete Walton

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

Photo caption: #16: Anthony Nicholson visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at Poplar Bluff Speedway for his sixth USCS win of the 2014 season on Saturday night. (Blake Hagan photo) www.uscsracing.com

 

 

 

$25,000+ up for grabs in USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals presented by K&N at Riverside Speedway on October 31st and November 1st

Atlanta, GA – October 16, 2014 – Nearly $25,000 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday October 31st and Saturday, November 1st including a $5100 winner’s share for the first driver to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 51-lap K&N “Fabulous 51” A-Main finale. The two-day racing event serves as the 2014 season finale for the historic ¼ mile track and is the 33rd event of the 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour.

The USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing format on Friday night 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 then compete for the top starting spots in the K&N Filters Pole Scramble event that will determine the line-up for the front four rows of Saturday night’s lengthy 51-lap USCS K&N “Fabulous 51” main event, the longest of the season for either the track or the series.

On Saturday evening the USCS winged sprint cars will contest a series of B-Main/Last Chance races that determine the final line-up for the 51-lap main event. Joining the winged sprint cars for the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) $50,100+ season finale will be the popular 600+horsepower K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds.

The schedule also includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series for winged 600 mini sprints. Additionally the Limited/Crate Late Models and Mid-South Street Stock Challenge divisions along with each of the USCS divisions will contest two nights of wide-open racing to complete the series’ 2014 visits to the historic speedway during their 65th anniversary season.

A list of early pre-entries will be posted during next week.

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

 

 

Poplar Bluff Speedway’s Cotton Boll Cup is now 100% on GO for this weekend - Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16th, 17th and 18th.

Poplar Bluff, MO - October 14, 2014 - After weekend rains ended today in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area, the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway featuring seven of the area’s most popular racing divisions is 100% set to happen as planned this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 16th through 18th).

Due to a full weekend of heavy rain last weekend, the entire event that was orinally scheduled for October 9th, 10th and 11th was postponed and re-scheduled. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th followed by two days of action packed racing action.

The event features the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series as headliners. The event doubles as the Poplar Bluff Speedway 2014 season finale and is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the area’s most popular racing venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of late season Championship speed contests with racing in seven of the area's most popular divisions with over $60,000 up for grabs.

The event includes the final 2014 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars at Poplar Bluff Speedway. It will be the 10th event of the season and third and final visit to the Missouri oval for the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series. The racing action features nearly 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 200+ laps of Cotton Boll Cup Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night (10/17) at 7:30 pm with pole qualifying races in six divisions including the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model rules type Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Street Stock, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions.

The 2014 version of the Cotton Boll Cup event turns up the tempo on Saturday night (10/18) at 6:30 pm with the addition of the 700+ horsepower, 1300 pound Outlaw style sprint cars of the United Sprint Car Series that are expected to reach speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. around the area’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked oval. Additionally, all six divisions that contested their qualifying races on Friday night will do battle for their share of the prize money posted in the $60,000 Cotton Boll Cup Championship Finals on Saturday night.

The USCS sprint cars, K&N Filters Outlaw Modifieds and Crate Late Models are each racing for $2000 to win on Saturday night. In addition for the USCS sprint car drivers they will be racing for double USCS Mid South Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series points. The Super Street/Hobby class is battling for $1200 to win and the Street Stock and E-MOD divisions are both competing for a $1000 payday in the Cotton Boll Cup Finals on Saturday. The Mini Stock racers hope to collect a posted $500 winner’s share in that division.

There is an open practice for all divisions on Thursday, October 16th from 7pm until 9pm. Gates open at 5pm on Thursday night. Thursday Pit Admission is $10. Gates open in the competitor pit area at 4pm on Friday and in the spectator grandstand at 5pm. The Grandstand Admission on Friday is as follows: Adult $15 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free.

On Saturday the competitor pit area opens at 2:00 pm with the spectator grandstands opening at 4:00 pm. The Grandstand Admission on Saturday is as follows: Adults $20 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free. (Pit Area Admission on Friday is $25 and on Saturday is $30).

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located just 2 miles West of US 60 Highway on Business 60 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.For more info and for directions to Poplar Bluff Speedway please visit www.poplarbluffspeedway.net or contact Poplar Bluff Speedway Vernon Barker 573-718-9658 or Butch Knuckles 573-718-6307 Poplar Bluff speedway is also on Facebook. For info on the United Sprint Car Series and/or the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprints headline Cotton Boll Cup 2014 @Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday (10/18)

Poplar Bluff, MO – October 13, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters fires back into action this coming Saturday night October 18th as headliners of the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff Missouri. The USCS sprint car portion of the event will pay $2000 to win and it is possible for one driver to win $2100 by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash and A-feature. The event awards National Championship and USCS Mid South regional series points and pays $350 to last place in the sprint A-Main.

The USCS sprint car drivers and teams will also have a pre-event practice opportunity at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Friday evening during pole-qualifying rounds for the other six divisions. Friday evening’s “Pole Night” racing format is scheduled to make time available for the sprint car drivers to have three times on the track during the night’s action.

This is only the second time in the 14 year history of the Cotton Boll Cup (formerly at Malden Speedway) that sprint car racing has been part of the event. USCS winged sprint car driver entries are expected from at least five states for this weekend’s Poplar Bluff Speedway event. The USCS sprint cars will contest their complete program during Saturday's portion of the three-day event that starts on Thursday evening with an open practice for all divisions.

On Friday night the K&N Filters Outlaw Modified drivers contest their qualifying races as do the Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Pure Street, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions. Lots of side by side racing in all seven divisions including the USCS presented by K&N winged sprint cars, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby Stock, Street Stock, E-MOD and Mini Stock classes is promised both nights. In total there are 200 laps of Championship main events with over $50,000 up for grabs.

14th Annual “Cotton Bowl Cup” at Poplar Bluff Speedway (2014) POPLAR BLUFF Speedway - Poplar Bluff, Missouri (3/8 mile clay oval)

Thursday, October Friday – October 17th Pits Open 4:00 pm

Friday (Drivers meeting 6:30 pm) Racing 7:30 pm Saturday – October 12th: Pits Open 3:00 pm - Drivers Meeting 5:00 pm - Racing 6:00 pm.

Thursday – October 16th 7pm until 10pm: open practice for all divisions.

Friday October 17th Night Racing: Practice for USCS Sprint Cars and Pole Qualifying Night for the K&N USCS Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Hobby, Street, Mini Stock and E-Mods.

Saturday Night Racing: Full racing program for USCS sprint cars that includes Dashes, Heat races, B-Mains & A-Main plus finales in all 6 classes that qualified on Friday.

Hoosier sprint car racing tires and methanol will be available at the speedway both nights.

For more info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N USCS Modifieds and USCS mini sprints please visit

www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For more USCS information, rules and updated schedules for the United Sprint Car Series, USCS Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprints visit www.uscsracing.com or call the USCS office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Poplar Bluff Speedway’s 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup (season finale) is RESCHEDULED for Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th

Poplar Bluff, MO - October 8, 2014 – Due to a full weekend of heavy rain in the forecast the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri scheduled for this coming weekend has been RESCHEDULED for the following weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th.

The action-packed event features the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series as headliners of the 14th Annual Cotton Boll Cup. The event doubles as the Poplar Bluff Speedway 2014 season finale and is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the area’s most popular racing venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of late season Championship speed contests with racing in seven of the area's most popular divisions with over $60,000 up for grabs.

The event includes the final 2014 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars at Poplar Bluff Speedway. It will be the 10th event of the season and third and final visit to the Missouri oval for the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series this year. The racing action features nearly 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 200+ laps of Cotton Boll Cup Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night (10/17) at 7:30 pm with pole qualifying races in six divisions including the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model rules type Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Street Stock, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions.

The 2014 version of the Cotton Boll Cup event turns up the tempo on Saturday night (10/18) at 6:30 pm with the addition of the 700+ horsepower, 1300 pound Outlaw style sprint cars of the United Sprint Car Series that are expected to reach speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. around the area’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked oval. Additionally, all six divisions that contested their qualifying races on Friday night will do battle for their share of the prize money posted in the $60,000 Cotton Boll Cup Championship Finals on Saturday night.

The USCS sprint cars, K&N Filters Outlaw Modifieds and Crate Late Models are each racing for $2000 to win on Saturday night. In addition for the USCS sprint car drivers they will be racing for double USCS Mid South Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series points. The Super Street/Hobby class is battling for $1200 to win and the Street Stock and E-MOD divisions are both competing for a $1000 payday in the Cotton Boll Cup Finals on Saturday. The Mini Stock racers hope to collect a posted $500 winner’s share in that division.

There is an open practice for all divisions on Thursday, October 16th from 7pm until 9pm. Gates open at 5pm on Thursday night. Thursday Admission is $10. Gates open in the competitor pit area at 4pm on Friday and in the spectator grandstand at 5pm. The Grandstand Admission on Friday is as follows: Adult $15 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free.

On Saturday the competitor pit area opens at 2:00 pm with the spectator grandstands opening at 4:00 pm. The Grandstand Admission on Saturday is as follows: Adults $20 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free. (Pit Area Admission on Friday is $25 and on Saturday is $30).

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located just 2 miles West of US 60 Highway on Business 60 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.For more info and for directions to Poplar Bluff Speedway please visit www.poplarbluffspeedway.net or contact Poplar Bluff Speedway Vernon Barker 573-718-9658 or Butch Knuckles 573-718-6307 Poplar Bluff speedway is also on Facebook. For info on the United Sprint Car Series and/or the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Morgan Turpen was not going to be denied during Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N and URC Rislone Sprint Series North/South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway.

Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee, took the lead from 2012 URC champion Robbie Stillwaggon for the final time on lap 20 of the 30-lap North/South Shootout finale A-main Saturday and weathered four late-race cautions and subsequent restarts to bolt away to the biggest victory of her career in a race that was ultimately a war of attrition at Cherokee.

The win was Turpen’s sixth career USCS feature triumph and her second of the season, as well as her first-career URC victory.

“Wow,” a shocked Turpen said with a smile in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I didn’t expect to be standing here tonight. I honestly hadn’t planned on racing, but about five o’ clock this afternoon I decided I needed to get my game face on and go out here and compete, and as that race wore on, we just kept getting better while he kept getting worse. We needed this bad, the team did, and I did too. I’m so proud and so thankful for this effort tonight.”

Turpen and Stillwaggon exchanged the lead five times between each other, at lap one (Turpen), two (Stillwaggon), seventeen (Turpen), nineteen (Stillwaggon) and twenty (Turpen).

The race was slowed by caution a total of six times; at lap 8 when defending event champion Eric Riggins Jr. caught fire coming off of turn four, at lap 9 when Bill Moore flipped going into turn two, at lap 20 when Brian Smith spun in turn 2, at lap 22 for a melee in turn four involving Jonathan Swanson, Brandon McLain and Terry Witherspoon, at lap 25 when Swanson slowed down the backstretch and at lap 26 when both Stillwaggon and Brian Thomas slowed to a stop on the frontstretch with suspected fuel issues after the rash of cautions throughout the event.

Behind Turpen, K&N Filters polesitter Lance Moss, from Cherryville, North Carolina rallied late to post a second-place result and Wontage, New Jersey driver Davie “No Panic” Franek completed the podium in third, officially clinching the 2014 URC championship in the process. Mertztown, Pennsylvania’s Josh Weller finished behind Franek in fourth and ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top five.

Boyertown, Pennsylvania’s Randy West led the next group of drivers home in sixth and 15-year-old Nick Snyder, from Marco Island, Florida finished seventh. Yardville, New Jersey pilot Jonathan Swanson was the final car running in eighth, and Pendergrass, Georgia’s Brian Thomas was scored ninth after his late-race issues. Stillwaggon, from Burlington, New Jersey completed the top ten at the finish.

Brandon McLain kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning his first career Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Morgan Turpen scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Robbie Stillwaggon rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Lance Moss was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brian Thomas passed the most cars in the A-main (seven) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday, October 11 with the Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

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 vs. URC “North/South Sprint Car Shootout”; Cherokee Speedway; October 4, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Nick Snyder, Terry Witherspoon, Morgan Turpen (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Lance Moss, Brian Smith, Jonathan Swanson, Nick Snyder, Brad Wickham, Joe Larkin, Troy Betts.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Robbie Stillwaggon, Eric Riggins Jr., Davie Franek, Randy West, Josh Weller, Terry Gray, Terry Witherspoon, Brian Thomas.

USCS Sprint Car Series vs. URC Rislone Sprint Series North/South Shootout A-main: 30-laps

1. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 2. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 3. #28F – Davie Franek, Wontage, NJ 4. #25 – Josh Weller, Mertztown, PA 5. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 6. #56 – Randy West, Boyertown, PA 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #17J – Jonathan Swanson, Yardville, NJ 9. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 10. #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 11. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 12. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 13. #11 – Brian Smith, Mooresville, NC 14. #87 – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 15. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 16. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 17. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 18. #22 – Troy Betts, Newark, DE 19. #6W – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #21B – Brandon McLain Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 – Lance Moss JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #25 – Josh Weller (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #28F – Davie Franek Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #67 – Brian Thomas Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10 – Terry Gray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #56 – Randy West Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #89 – Robbie Stillwaggon

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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/URC: North-South Shootout on Tap for East Coast 360 Sprint Cars; Analyzing the Favorites

October 01, 2014 Jacob Seelman

GASTONIA, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman  Fall is in the air; it’s the time of year when leaves start changing, temperatures start cooling off and sprint cars start roaring to life from up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Yes, the North/South Sprint Car Shootout is back for the second straight year and that means 30+ ground-pounding, fire-breathing, methanol-burning winged warriors will take to the clay on Friday and Saturday night this weekend (October 3rd and 4th) for two action-packed 360 sprint car races at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600cc mini-sprints will also be on the racing card, with feature racing both nights.

But as much as it’s about the what, where and when, it’s also about the excitement — so let’s cut to the chase.

When the stars of the Atlanta, Georgia-based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) filtercharged by K&N come together to do battle with the warriors of the rival Dover, Delaware-based United Racing Company (URC) Rislone Sprint Series, anything can and probably will happen.

The challenge event has turned into an annual affair this year after having a hugely successful showing in 2013 but it’s not the first time the two series have come together in their storied history.

Eight-time URC champion Curt Michael swept the series’ inaugural combined showings in 2006, winning North/South Shootout events in July of that year at Riverside (S.C.) Speedway and I-20 (S.C.) Speedway.

In total, six prior events have been contested under combined USCS/URC sanction, the two South Carolina events in 2006, the 2013 North/South Shootout at Carolina and Cherokee and the 2014 Spring Showdown at Carolina and Lancaster (S.C.) Speedways. Curt Michael and defending North/South Shootout champion Eric Riggins Jr. each lead the pack with two wins apiece, while Johnny Bridges and Lance Moss split the Showdown wins in the spring between them to become the third and fourth different winners in the challenge-style events.

That’s the history, but who are the favorites? Here’s a list of five drivers to watch out for on Friday and Saturday night.

5. Morgan Turpen (USCS)

Morgan Turpen may be the queen of the USCS, but she’d like to be queen of the Carolinas again as well. The likable 21-year-old, who likes to be known as a sprint car racer who happens to be female rather than a female sprint car driver, has not won at Carolina Speedway since her sophomore season in 2011, when she won what was then called the Carolina Thunder Nationals in the fall.

Turpen has not won on the dirt in 2014, and that may make her even more dangerous come Friday night’s opening night of the Shootout — she’s going to be motivated to get it done. A five-time winner in USCS competition, Turpen will be looking for career win number six this weekend; she finished fifth (Carolina) and fourteenth (Cherokee) in last year’s North/South Shootout.

4. Josh Weller (URC)

Josh Weller has been a man on a mission lately, and he’s a man with a score to settle in the Carolina region.

Weller finished second (Carolina) and fourth (Cherokee) in last year’s two events — the best average finish of any driver not named Riggins. Weller picked up his first URC victory of 2014 in late August at the Delaware International Speedway — his first victory in almost a full year. The Mertztown, Pennsylvania native is primed for a hot finish to the season after an uncharacteristically slow start to the year. A victory in one or both of this weekend’s challenge events might be just the cure that the doctor ordered.

Oh, by the way? Weller is driving the Eldreth Construction entry that 2013 URC champion J.J. Grasso scored back-to-back third place finishes in at the Shootout last fall.

Keep an eye on the No. 25.

3. Terry Gray (USCS)

Few drivers are more decorated than Terry Gray in sprint car competition. The ten-time USCS champion has 89 career victories to supplement that total, with five wins in the last five years at the 4/10-mile Carolina Speedway.

The catch? Gray has not won a race at the North Carolina speed plant since 2010. It doesn’t mean he’s lost his touch, but in his own words — the rest of the field has caught up.

“It’s gotten tougher to win these things,” Gray said after a win at Lavonia Speedway in July. “The field’s gotten deeper, more talented. Tracks we used to dominate at we just can’t anymore because there’s eight or nine guys win a shot to win every night.”

While Gray is winless at Cherokee Speedway in USCS competition, the veteran sprint car driver is a threat anywhere he goes in USCS competition — you just can’t count him out. He’s got two wins on the season and if he’s in the field, he’s going to be contending for the win.

2. Davie Franek (URC)

I had this slot open for eight-time champ Curt Michael, but as he’s not racing this weekend down south (instead running the National Open at Williams Grove with the World of Outlaws) I’ll move from a champion of the URC to a driver looking to ice the URC championship this season after what has been a breakout year.

Franek has led the URC points since the early stages of the 2014 campaign — and they call him “No Panic” for a reason. The Wontage, New Jersey native has not blinked once this season and carries one victory and a 118-point advantage into the season’s final three races.

If he can hang on, it’s going to be the first series championship for the New England driver, but I know he’d like to pick up another victory or two along the way. He’s only got two of them in his career, and while this is the most consistent season he’s ever had since joining the tour — there are three drivers: Mark Smith (4), Aaron Ott (3), and Curt Michael (2) who all have more victories this year than the championship leader. I know the title leader would like to change that.

Davie was one of the underrated drivers in the field coming into the 2014 — that fact has driven him to change that. He has to now be considered among the breakout favorites for this weekend’s action.

1. Eric Riggins Jr. (USCS)

Johnny Bridges may be the all-time “King of the Carolinas”, but Eric Riggins Jr. has to be considered the crown prince.

Riggins, just 19-years-old, is already in his fifth season of 360 competition and has had a stellar run through the second half of the 2014 campaign, with three wins in the last five USCS races he’s entered and two straight headed to the Carolinas, where the Charlotte native calls home.

His record at his home track in Gastonia? That might even be better.

Three of Riggins’ eight career USCS victories have come at Carolina Speedway, and Riggins is always fired up any time he gets to compete at his home race track. His all-time record at the Gastonia oval? 3 wins, 6 podiums, 8 top fives, 11 top tens and only 2 DNFs in 13 starts.

Notice that. Every time Riggins has been running at the finish at Carolina Speedway — he’s been in the top ten. Those two DNFs? His first start at the speedway…and his most recent, when he flipped out of the ballpark while racing for the lead in April.

In all, five of Riggins’ eight wins have come in either North or South Carolina, and he also won last season’s inaugural showing for the USCS and URC at Cherokee Speedway, so Riggins is the man with all the momentum in his court as the defending champion of the North/South Shootout.

Now, anything can happen during the race itself — but if Riggins is in the mix in the closing laps either event this weekend? He’ll have a shot to win.

Are there other drivers in the field with a chance to win? Absolutely. These are just five of the favorites. Anything can — and probably will — happen over the course of this upcoming weekend. One thing is for certain though:

It’s going to be exciting to watch.

For more information and evening schedules for both nights of racing, visit the tracks’ websites at carolinaspeedway.net and www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com.

For more information on the United Sprint Car Series, visit uscsracing.com. For more information on the URC Rislone Sprint Series, visit urcsprints.com.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Car North vs. South Shootout Finale and SECA Late Models headline racing action at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday, October 4th.

Atlanta, GA – September 29, 2014 - 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 4th. It will be the only the second time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was a 5/8 mile oval. The Fayetteville, Georgia based series for winged outlaw style sprint cars had a successful return on the same weekend last October. The event is the Finale of the 6th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals and also includes the co-sanctioned North vs. South Shootout Challenge Finale for the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and the Delaware based Rislone United Racing Company (URC) sprint car organization (www.urcsprints.com). The USCS is in its eighteenth season of competition and the URC, as the oldest sprint car racing sanction body in the country, has contested an amazing sixty-seven seasons of competition.

The co-sanctioned sprint car event promises to be loaded with an action-packed sprint car racing program with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their series in this only second-time ever USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS and URC winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus racing in four of 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 and the Carolina Racesaver winged sprint car division. The speedway’s popular SECA Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Stock Four and Xtreme Four cylinder divisions will join the three sprint car divisions with special events of their own. in their final point’s race of the season.

The Cherokee Speedway USCS Vs. URC event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least ten 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 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 and URC Sprints winged sprint cars and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday night. The Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series will also contest a complete racing card as well. All four Cherokee Speedway weekly racing divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series drivers are racing for increased prize money in each division.

The SECA sanctioned Late Models are racing for $1000 to win in their special event portion of the program. The popular Limited Sportsman division is doing battle for a $750 top prize with the Stock Four division winner receiving a $500 payday. The Xtreme Four (front wheel drive four-cylinder ) winner is set to collect a $300 first place award.

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 770-865-609

 

 

USCS OUTLAW SPRINT CAR “CAROLINA THUNDER NATIONALS and North vs. South Shootout HEADLINES

RACING ACTION at CAROLINA SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY (10/03).

Atlanta, GA – September 22, 2014 - 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 this Friday, October 3rd during the 6th annual USCS Carolina Thunder Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the co-sanctioned North vs. South Shootout challenge race between the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and the Delaware based Rislone United Racing Company (URC) sprint car organization (www.urcsprints.com). The USCS is in its eighteenth season of competition and the URC, as the oldest sprint car sanction in the country, has contested sixty-seven seasons of competition.

The co-sanctioned event 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 series in this second ever USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event between the two series at Carolina Speedway. Friday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS and URC winged outlaw style sprint car racing plus four other racing divisions.

Additionally the action packed racing card features the Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series (305 cubic inch powered) winged sprint cars plus the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints. The speedway’s UMP Open Wheel Modifieds and popular Street Stock divisions will join the three winged sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour and URC winged sprint cars, the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series and Carolina Racesaver Sprint Car Series will contest a full racing program including their Qualifying Heat races and Main Events. Both Carolina Speedway weekly divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events. The track’s UMP Modifieds and Dominos Pizza Street Stocks are both racing for $700 to win with bonuses in their Championship main events.

The Carolina Speedway USCS Vs. URC sprint car challenge event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least ten states to the track from as far away as New York, Florida and Arkansas. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS and URC 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 and URC sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

Past USCS Southern Thunder regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from nearby, Cherryville, North Carolina won the 2012 Carolina Thunder Nationals Round #1 event at Carolina Speedway. Other previous winners include, The 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series “Rookie of the Year” 16 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina swept the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Challenge event last year 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.

The only female in the field and the 2010 National “Rookie of the Year”, then 18 year-old Morgan Turpen from Oakland, 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. Johnny Bridges was the most recent USCS feature winner at Carolina Speedway during the series’ April 11, 2014 event.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6335 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.

 

 

Eric Riggins completes USCS Senoia Summer Nationals sweep on Saturday

SENOIA, GA - September 30, 2014 - Coming into the weekend, Eric Riggins Jr. had never won a feature event at Senoia Raceway. Now, he’s two for two in 2014 at the famed three-eighths mile dirt track. The 19 year-old Riggins who was the 2010 United Sprint Car Series Presented by K&N Filters Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year from Charlotte, North Carolina, powered around K&N Filters pole-sitter Collin Cabre on lap 15 of the 30-lap Senoia Summer Nationals A-main finale and survived a lap 23 tussle with the Thonotosassa, Florida young gun, where the two exchanged the lead twice in one lap, to grab his second straight USCS win and complete a weekend sweep. It was Riggins’ eighth career www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane stop and third in 2014.

“This one was hard-fought tonight,” Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “Once I finally got to the lead, I just got held up by lap traffic and couldn’t time it right to get under him because it was a really a hard track to pass on. I give credit, (Cabre) raced me clean – I got by him and then he got by me and we went at it there on the backstretch, but once I could finally get by him and get by the lapped traffic there, we were good. Car was great, I never dreamed we could have done it from seventh though. Cool night.”

Cabre hung on for his second runner-up finish in the last four races, tying his career-best effort at Toccoa Speedway on Labor Day weekend, and said he gave it everything he had to keep the lead in the closing laps.

“To be honest I didn’t expect Riggins to be able to make his way up like he did – I guess I underestimated him a bit,” Cabre admitted following the race. “He was a little bit better than us through two but when we crossed him over off of four, I had that lane on the bottom but lapped traffic played a big role. We’ve come a long way since we started though, and I feel like tonight just shows the potential of what we can do going forward.”

The race was only slowed by caution once, when Johnny Gilbertson smacked the outside wall in turn 4 on the opening lap of the main event.

Behind Riggins and Cabre, rookie sprint car driver Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama capped off the podium in third place to snag the K&N Filters Podium Award. It was his career-best United Sprint Car Series feature finish. This came after Amerson swept the evening’s USCS 600 mini-sprint dash, his heat race and their 20-lap feature. Ten-time series champion Terry Gray came home in the fourth spot and Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, Florida rounded out the top five.

Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen led the next pack of drivers home in sixth, being chased by Ripley, Mississippi pilotand 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham, who finished seventh. Brandon McLain, out of Indian Trail, North Carolina crossed the line eighth and 15-year-old sprint car rookie Nick Snyder finished ninth after making the haul from Marco Island, Florida. Local favorite Brian Thomas, from Pendergrass, Georgia completed the top ten.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Jeff Willingham scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Brandon McLain rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Willingham was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Collin Cabre received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Eric Riggins also passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Friday, October 3rd, with the 2nd Annual USCS vs. URC North-South Shootout Round#1 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. Eric Riggins Jr. is the defending race winner. On the following night (Saturday, October 4th) the series contests the Round #2 of the North vs. South weekend at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

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 “Senoia Summer Nationals V”; Senoia Raceway; September 20, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Brian Thomas, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Gilbertson, Jay Dunham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jeff Willingham, Collin Cabre, Eric Riggins Jr., Kyle Amerson, Clint Weiss, Lee Moore, Joe Larkin, Bob Auld, Jay Dunham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Brandon McLain, Terry Witherspoon, Terry Gray, Johnny Gilbertson, Morgan Turpen, Nick Snyder, Brian Thomas, Tanner Witherspoon.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Senoia Summer Nationals finale A-main: 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL 3. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 10. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 11. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 12. #43JR – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 13. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 14. #1A – Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL 15. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 16. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 17. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #28 – Jeff Willingham Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #21B – Brandon McLain K&N Filters Pole Award: #12C – Collin Cabre JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #67 – Brian Thomas

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

 

 

Riggins charges in to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Senoia on Friday

SENOIA, Ga. - September 19, 2014 - Friday night at New Senoia Raceway, Eric Riggins Jr. proved it doesn’t matter how many laps you lead, just that you lead the final one. Riggins, the 2010 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Southern Thunder regional Rookie of the Year from Charlotte, North Carolina, used a three-wide maneuver to shoot to the inside of ten-time USCS National champion Terry Gray with two laps to go in Saturday’s USCS Senoia Summer Nationals preliminary A-main charged into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after notching his second USCS victory of the season. The win was Riggins first ever win at the high-speed three-eighths mile dirt oval and his career-seventh USCS triumph and second in the last four USCS races.

Riggins closed up on Gray’s back bumper following a lap 11 caution, which flew for Brandon McLain’s loop in turn one. That yellow, Riggins said, gave him the shot he needed to take the fight to the race leader.

“I had to work him, I was driving my butt off trying to get him after that yellow and couldn’t for the longest time,” Riggins said in victory Lane. “I could catch him when we got in clean air and couldn’t do anything with him, but once he got cobbed up with a lapped car I was able to get by him. The car was great tonight; you know, it’s kind of hard to pass when you get going as fast as we do here but we did it tonight and I just hope this is the start of a streak for us.”

Bartlett, Tennessee’s Gray, who is the all-time winningest USCS driver at Senoia dating back to when the track was a paved oval, hung finished in second place, but said he had the car to beat had the caution not come out.

“We just caught the lapped car at the wrong place,” a frustrated Gray said post-race. “I waited too long to try and make a move; I should have been more aggressive. In traffic though, the second place car always has an advantage – we’ll take tonight’s run and improve and come back out tomorrow to try and get another win here.”

Gray’s teammate Morgan Turpen, from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the podium in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place after a hard-fought battle with Brian Thomas near the middle point of the race. Thomas, the Pendergrass, Georgia veteran, finished fourth and Grovetown, Georgia’s rookie sprint car driver Jay Dunham completed the top five.

Dover, Florida veteran Johnny Gilbertson crossed the checkered flag in sixth place with fellow Floridian and 15 year-old rookie driver Nick Snyder, out of Marco Island, chasing him in seventh. Another sprint car rookie driver, Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson finished in eighth place. Two former rookie of the year drivers, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama in ninth place and 2012 National Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi rounded out the top ten at the finish.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Eric Riggins scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Gray then rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Morgan Turpen was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw and Brian Thomas received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Nick Snyder passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday night with the finale of the Senoia Summer Nationals V at Senoia Raceway.

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 “Senoia Summer Nationals V”; Senoia Raceway; September 19, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Collin Cabre, Nick Snyder, Jeff Willingham, Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Collin Cabre, Jay Dunham, Kyle Amerson, Jeff Willingham, Brandon McLain, Nick Snyder, Clint Weiss.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Brian Thomas, Johnny Gilbertson, Terry Witherspoon, Joe Larkin, Lee Moore, Tanner Witherspoon.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Senoia Summer Nationals V Night #1 A-Main: 20-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, N.C. 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. #67 – Brian Thomas – Pendergrass, GA 5. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 6. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 9. #1A – Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL 10. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 11. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 12. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 13. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 14. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL (DNS) 15. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL (DNS) 16. #99 – Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #67 – Brian Thomas JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #51 – Jay Dunham Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #15 – Johnny Gilbertson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor

 

 

USCS Winged Outlaw Sprints headline Senoia Raceway SEASON FINALE USCS Senoia Summer Nationals V on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th

Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2014 - The Fayetteville, Georgia based United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars make their only annual visit to Senoia Raceway on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th for the USCS Senoia Summer Nationals V The event is the speedway’s 2014 racing SEASON FINALE. The 120 mile per hour USCS winged Outlaw type sprint cars headline the huge two-day final weekend of racing event. The 5th annual USCS Senoia Summer Nationals event was re-scheduled from its original date in August (15th and 16th date. The series returns this weekend with excellent weather predicted to headline an action-paked two full nights of racing. The racing card also includes the 100 mile per hour www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints on both nights plus five of the track's weekly racing divisions with special events of their own.

The United Sprint Car Series portion of the event expects to draw winged sprint car drivers from at least six states including several of the series 2014 feature winners and the 2012 Senoia Summer Nationals Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Another Arkansan, 23 year old Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas was the USCS National Champion and leads the series with trips to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane with eight feature wins in 2014.

Also entered is Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is a ten-time USCS National Champion and former Senoia Raceway USCS feature winner. Also entered is his 21 year-old team-mate, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is the only female sprint car driver expected to compete. Turpen is a five-time USCS feature winner and the top ranked female sprint car driver in the country. A number of other top drivers from the Southeastern United States are entered and looking for their first Senoia Summer Nationals win.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint series is also expected to draw entries from as far away as Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbus, Mississippi. Those entries include Two-time and defending series Champion, Bobby Zaiontz who again leads the series point standings. Also entered is 2013 National Champion, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee. Also entered is 14 year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Southern region points leader.

In the popular weekly Late Model division drivers from at least three states are expected as most area tracks have closed for the season or taken this weekend off to prepare for October races. The Late Models will compete for $1000 to win each night. Increased bonus purses are offered in the other four Senoia Raceway weekly divisions on the schedule. On Friday night the B-Cadets and Bomber divisions join the USCS Sprint Cars, Late Models and Mini Sprints on the racing card. On Saturday evening the Hobby division and US Legends cars are added to the racing program with the divisions that race on Friday.

Grandstand admission prices to the event are as follows: Friday night‘s Adult grandstand admission is $15 and youth 6-12 years old is $5. On Saturday night Adult grandstand admission is $20 and youth 6-12 years are again $5. Children 5 years and younger are FREE both nights. A two-night Adult grandstand admission is available for $30 that includes admission to both night’s events.

Senoia Raceway is located four miles West of Senoia, Georgia just off State Highway 16 at 171 Brown Road, Senoia, GA. For event info please visit www.senoiaraceway.com or the speedway’s Facebook page at New Senoia Raceway. The track phone number is 770-599-6161. The USCS series Official website is located at www.uscsracing.com The USCS phone numbers 770-865-6097.

 

 

Anthony Nicholson collects 5th 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters win at Tennessee National

HOHENWALD, Tenn. - September 13, 2014 – It’s said, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good”. On Saturday night at Tennessee National Raceway, Anthony Nicholson was the one with all the luck in his hand. Nicholson, the 2008 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee reclaimed the lead from 2012 USCS National Champion Tim Crawley with four laps to go after Crawley blew a tire going into turn 3 during the series 30-lap Tennessee Fall Nationals A-main.. Nicholson then darted away to make his fifth trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this season.

Nicholson led the first 20 laps of the event before being passed by Crawley on a lap 21 re-start and said it was the most unlikely win he’s ever had in a sprint car. It was his ninth career series victory, second straight in the series and his second consecutive TN Fall Nationals triumph after winning the event convincingly in 2013.

“I knew it was just a matter of time before (Crawley got around us) with all the cautions we had been having; the track blew off and we had too much stagger on the car,” Nicholson explained about the battle with ten to go in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “I knew it was coming and I tried to get down low but I went too low and it killed our speed. But when he blew that tire all I could think was, ‘Wow’. Tonight just shows it’s better to be lucky than good sometimes.”

The event was slowed by four cautions, with the first flying on lap lap three for a spin by the No. 17M of Tony Wilson. The second yellow came out one lap shy of halfway when Drummonds, Tennessee’s Justin Webb was battling Nicholson for the lead and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi spun in front of Webb’s No. 31, causing damage to the front end of Willingham’s car and flattening the right front tire on Webb’s machine when the two cars came together. Webb was given the allowed time under caution to return to the event at the tail end of the field, but his wheel was lodged on and the race re-start without him.

The third caution was thrown on lap 20 when sprint car rookie Zach Roach from Sardis, Tennessee spun on the backstretch to set up Crawley’s pass for the lead. The final caution came out after Crawley slowed in the racing line following his blown tire in turn three. He was able to change tires and rejoin the field at the rear.

Cordova, Tennessee female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen surged past her teammate Terry Gray after the final restart to take second place, with Gray, the ten-time series champion from Bartlett, Tennessee rounding out the podium in the K&N Filters third place. Fellow Bartlett native Curt Terrell tied his career-best USCS finish in fourth place and Nesbit, Mississippi veteran sprint car pilot Ronny Howard finished fifth.

Crawley rebounded from his blown tire to charge back through the field for a sixth place finish. Impressive 15 year-old Marco Island, Florida rookie Nick Snyder finished seventh. Sardis, Tennessee’s Jake Roach crossed the checkered flag in eighth. Jeff Willingham finished ninth followed by Nesbit, Mississippi driver Wesley Shepherd who rounded out the top ten at the finish.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Her teammate Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six number came up in the K&N Filters Pole award inversion drawing, Justin Webb received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Wesley Shepherd passed the most cars in the A-main (five) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule Friday, September 19th with the rescheduled Senoia Summer Nationals at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia.

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 “Tennessee Fall Nationals”; Tennessee National Raceway; September 13, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Justin Webb, Tim Crawley, Jeff Willingham, Curt Terrell, Anthony Nicholson (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Eddie Gallagher, Justin Webb, Curt Terrell, Tony Wilson, Jake Roach, Wesley Shepherd, Don Ryder.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Brad Bowden, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, Zach Roach, Mark Gant (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Tennessee Fall Nationals A-main results: 30-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 5. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 6. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 7. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 8. #11 – Zach Roach, Sardis, TN 9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 10. #44S – Wesley Shepherd, Nesbit, MS 11. #57 – Zach Roach, Sardis, TN 12. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 13. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 14. #12B – Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN 15. #17M – Tony Wilson, Paris, TN 16. #39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS (DNS) 17. #25 – Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #31 – Justin Webb JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #44S – Wesley Shepherd Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #44 – Ronny Howard Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #88 – Tim Crawley Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #116 – Nick Snyder DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #44S – Wesley Shepherd

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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 United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline Tennessee National Raceway’s “Tennessee Fall Nationals” racing action on Saturday (September 13th )

September 8, 2014 - The Middle Tennessee 2014 racing season gets a shot of high speed adrenaline this weekend when the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged outlaw sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, September 13th at 7:00 pm during the 2nd annual Tennessee Fall Nationals weekend of speed. Two divisions of winged USCS sanctioned sprint cars headline an action-packed night of racing with a high speed USCS double-header at the 1/3 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 412 and two miles west of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw style sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints are both in action on Saturday night. Both series will add plenty of speed and power to the Saturday night event.

When the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars invade the speedway they are expected to step the racing tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged outlaw type sprint car drivers will contest a complete program of winged sprint car racing including, a dash for the top six cars from the previous event, qualifying heat races and main events. The evenings sprint car finale is a 30-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner of the A-main event.

Drivers from at least five states are expected for the series 31st event of the season. Expected entries include the event’s defending Champion, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee. Nicholson is a four time 2014 feature winner. The 10-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion and current National point’s leader, Terry Gray also from Bartlett, Tennessee is entered. Also entered as is Gray’s female team-mate and sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is currently in the runner-up spot in the National standings. Additionally entered is 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi.

Other expected entries include, March 15, 2014 United Sprint Car Series Tennessee National Raceway feature winner, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who has won eight times in USCS 2014 competition. Hagar was the 2013 USCS National Champion. Also expected is 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas who is a five time winner during the current season.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint racers are the event’s second quickest division set to compete at the speedway on Saturday night. Their only 800 pound winged race cars will reach speeds near 100 miles per hour as well. Drivers from four states are pre-entered for their portion of the event. Entries include two-time series Champion, Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi and 2013 and defending USCS 600 Sprint National Champion Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee. Hosey leads the current USCS 600 Sprint Car Series point standings. Also entered are 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year, Brandon Taylor from Cumming Georgia who is only fourteen years old and current USCS 600 Rookie of the Year point’s leader bo Barber from Clarksville, Tennessee who is also ranked in second place in the USCS 600 point standings.

The two winged USCS racing series are joined on the busy racing card by the Tennessee National Raceway Limited Late Model, E-MODS, Modified Street, Street Stock and Mini stock divisions who are all also competing for their share of the approximately $20,000 in prize money.

For directions to and more information about Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee please visit www.racetn.com or call the track office at 931-796-1890. For additional information about the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) two racing divisions including rules and complete updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

Nicholson races to redemption in USCS by K&N Filters at Tri County Racetrack

BRASSTOWN, N.C. - September 1, 2014 - Anthony Nicholson, the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, stormed around the outside of K&N Filters pole-sitter Michael Miller on the opening lap of Monday night’s 30-lap “Thunder in the Mountains” Labor Day Classic A-main and never looked back, wiring the field en route to his fourth USCS victory of 2014 at Ray Cook’s Tri County Race Track. The win was Nicholson’s eighth career USCS feature win and fourth of the 2014 season.

The victory also redeemed Nicholson for being passed by 10-time series National Champion Terry Gray at the same race track where he lost the battle inside of four laps to go seeking his first series win during his rookie year in 2008. Nicholson has now doubled his career series win total this season from four to eight.

“This is a little bit of redemption,” Nicholson said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “When I got out front there on the start I wasn’t letting anyone back past me tonight. We rebuilt the entire front end of this car last night and this shows how hard my dad and the crew worked because we’re sitting here celebrating right now.”

The pace was slowed by three cautions; the first coming out on lap 2 when Brandon McLain spun in turn 3. The second caution changed the complexity of the race, shuffling the running order when Morgan Turpen and Michael Miller were battling for the runner-up spot and got together on the front stretch. Turpen slowed to a crawl and retired from the race due to the bleeder and shock on her right rear wheel being knocked off in the fray, while Miller retired following the restart.

The final caution flew on lap 12 when Jeff Willingham looped his car around in turn 4, setting up one last chance for the field to take the fight to Nicholson, but ten-time series champion Gray said this time, he had nothing left to get past Nicholson.

“That was all I had right there,” Gray said following the race. “Anthony did a good job tonight, he drove hard and earned this one. We’ll take a runner-up after the weekend we’ve had and go on to the next one.”

Saturday night’s Harris Speedway winner Eric Riggins Jr., from Charlotte, North Carolina completed the podium in third. Jacksonville, Florida pilot Terry Witherspoon and Thonotosassa, Florida young gun Collin Cabre got his second top five finish in two nights finishing in fifth place.

Fifteen year-old Nick Snyder, a sprint car rookie from Marco Island, Florida finished a career-best sixth, to lead the next group of racers. Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina followed Snyder in seventh place. Jeff Willingham finished in eight place with Kent Wolters from Pipp City, Ohio just behind in the ninth position. Michael Miller was scored in the tenth position.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Morgan Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Michael Miller was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award and the prime starting position. Rookie driver Nick Snyder 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 2014 schedule on Saturday, September 13th at Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee with the running of the Tennessee 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.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Mountains” Labor Day Classic at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track; September 1, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Michael Miller, Terry Witherspoon, Collin Cabre, Jeff Willingham, Brandon McLain.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Anthony Nicholson, Brandon McLain, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Michael Miller, Collin Cabre, Kent Wolters, Terry Witherspoon, Kris Davis.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Labor Day Classic A-main: 30-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 5. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL 6. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 7. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 9. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 10. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 11. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 12. #121 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen K&N Filters Pole Award: #4M – Michael Miller JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #12C – Collin Cabre (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #12C – Collin Cabre Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #116 – Nick Snyder Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #4M – Michael Miller

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

 

 

Michael Miller charges to USCS Sunday of Speed win at Toccoa Speedway

TOCCOA, Ga. – Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 2000 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, Michael “Hollywood” Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi blew past K&N Filters Pole Position starter Collin Cabre from Thonotosassa, Florida on the opening lap of the “Sunday of Speed” 30-lap A-main at Toccoa Speedway on Sunday night then dominated the event while surviving two late race re-starts for the win. The win was Miller’s career-fourth USCS feature win and his first since he won the prestigious Randy Helton Memorial at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

“Priceless,” a near-speechless Miller said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “It kind of blows me away, how good this car was tonight. We struggled a little bit early, but buckled down at the trailer and you know, I wasn’t real wound up like I normally am,” Miller laughed. “I wasn’t real pumped up and going, going, going but I kept thinking about the top! Anyone that has seen me race knows that’s where I like to run and it paid off tonight.”

Two caution periods inside the final ten laps changed the course of the event after the first 20 circuits were run under green. The first caution flew at lap 20 when Brandon McLain spun in turn two and simultaneously, second-running Eric Riggins Jr. came to a stop in turn four after breaking a power steering line.

After the restart was when things would get dicey, however. With traffic brewing again, the lapped machine of Kris Davis spun in front of the front-runners with four laps to go in turn four. Anthony Nicholson who was in the runner-up spot, had nowhere to go and spun into the No. 121 car of Davis, with third and fifth-place Terry Gray and Morgan Turpen piling in as well. Gray got air-time after jumping the wheel of one of the stopped cars and Turpen received top wing damage after she drove underneath her teammate in the fray. In a testament to the safety of the cars, all drivers walked away, and Gray was remarkably able to continue in the event.

Nicholson and Turpen were credited with eleventh and twelfth, respectively, after they were unable to continue following the turn 4 melee that brought out the red flag. None of the remaining cars were any match for Miller however, who drove away on the restart and collected the victor’s hardware for his efforts.

Young gun Collin Cabre ended the night with his best career USCS finish in second place, and fellow Floridian Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, scored a season-best third place run to collect the K&N Filters Podium Award. Ten-time series champion Gray, who flipped in his heat race as well, started 16th and charged to a remarkable fourth place finish and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham, from Ripley, Mississippi, had a resurgent night finishing fifth, his second USCS top-five this season.

Brandon McLain, from Indian Trail, North Carolina, finished in sixth place. Active-duty Army veteran Clint Weiss from Jesup, Georia crossed the twin checkers in seventh and Pendergrass, Georgia’s Brian Thomas was eighth. Former Carolina Racesaver sprint car champion Johnny Petrozelle from Lexington, North Carolina ended the night in ninth place, and 15-year-old 2013 Florida Mini Sprints Champion and rookie sprint car driver Nick Snyder from Marco sland, Florida completed the top ten.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Jeff Willingham followed by scoring the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Michael Miller then rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Anthony Nicholson was the provisional pole position starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N inversion drawing , Collin Cabre received his career-first K&N Filters Pole Award. Terry Gray passed the most cars in the A-main (twelve) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule with a special Labor Day event on Monday night, September 1st at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sunday of Speed”; Toccoa Speedway; August 31, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Witherspoon, Michael Miller, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jeff Willingham, Anthony Nicholson, Collin Cabre, Terry Witherspoon, Brandon McLain, Brian Thomas, Kent Wolters, Johnny Petrozelle, Joe Larkin, Jay Dunham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Michael Miller, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Clint Weiss, Kris Davis, Nick Snyder, Matt Hope, Terry Gray, Kyle Amerson.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Sunday of Speed A-main: 30-laps

1. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 2. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosassa, FL 3. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 4. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 6. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 7. #0X – Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 10. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 11. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 12. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Bartlett, TN 13. #121 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH 14. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 15. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 16. #28H – Matt Hope, York, SC 17. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 18. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL (DNS) 19. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #28 – Jeff Willingham Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #4M – Michael Miller K&N Filters Pole Award: #12C – Collin Cabre JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10 – Terry Gray Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #21B – Brandon McLain Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #0X – Clint Weiss 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 2014 and 18th 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.

PHOTO CAPTION #4m: Michael Miller and crew celebrate “Sunday of Speed” USCS presented by K&N Filters win at Toccoa Speedway. (Chris Seelman photos)

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Eric Riggins charges to first 2014 USCS win at Harris Speedway

Riggins RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - August 30, 2014 - The entire 2014 season for 18-year-old Eric Riggins Jr. has been a story of “coulda, woulda, shoulda”. Saturday night, after many close calls and missed opportunities, the home state favorite got it done. Riggins, from nearby Charlotte, North Carolina, slipped around K&N Filters Pole Position starter Lance Moss on lap six of Saturday’s United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters “Sprint Car Wars” 30-lap A-main at Harris Speedway and powered away from the field. Riggins sliced through lapped traffic in a caution-free feature event en route to his first www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane stop since October of 2013 at Cherokee Speedway. The win was Riggins’ sixth career USCS feature victory and the fifth for the Carolina-area racer in front of his home state fans.

“This feels good, it’s been a long time coming this year,” a jubilant Riggins said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “We’ve only run about 15 times this year but we’ve had about six of these races we should have won and just couldn’t seal it for one reason or another. To finally break through tonight in front of the Carolina crowd; I love winning at home and I hope we can get a few more of them now that we finally got this monkey off our back.”

Ten-time series champion Terry Gray chased Riggins through traffic but got loose in turn 3 just before halfway while battling with Johnny Gilbertson and could never recover, finishing second after a hard battle with Anthony Nicholson. Nicholson, the Bartlett, Tennessee driver and 2008 Rookie of the Year rounded out the podium in third place. “Hollywood” Michael Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi crossed the checkers in fourth and Jacksonville, Florida’s Terry Witherspoon rounded out the top five drivers.

Newly-crowned USCS Asphalt Thunder champion and Cordova, Tennessee pilot Morgan Turpen finished sixth being chased by Montgomery, Alabama rookie Kyle Amerson, who came home seventh. Another local favorite Johnny Petrozelle, from Denton, North Carolina ran eighth and Tipp City, Ohio’s Kent Wolters was ninth. 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year contender Brandon McLain, from Indian Trail, North Carolina completed the top ten.

Brian Thomas kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Kyle Amerson scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Eric Riggins Jr. rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Lance Moss netted the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat win.

Terry Gray was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Pole Award inversion draw, Lance Moss received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Kris Davis passed the most cars in the A-main (eight) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule Sunday night, August 31st with their next event, the “Sunday of Speed” at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia. The series concludes the holiday weekend on Labor Day Monday, September 1st, with an event at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Sprint Car Wars”; Harris Speedway; August 30, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Brian Thomas, Brandon McLain, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Kyle Amerson, Anthony Nicholson, Michael Miller, Morgan Turpen, Collin Cabre, Brandon McLain, Sonny Stroud, Brian Thomas, Tim Perry.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Kent Wolters, Jake McLain, Matt Hope, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, Brad Wickham (DNS).

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Lance Moss, Brian Smits, Johnny Petrozelle, Terry Witherspoon, Johnny Gilbertson, Bob Auld, Kris Davis, Dave Thorman.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Sprint Car Wars A-main: 30-laps

1. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 4. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 5. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 6. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 7. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 8. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 9. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 10. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 11. #12 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH 12. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 13. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 14. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 15. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 16. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosossa, FL 17. #28H – Matt Hope, York, York, SC 18. #67T – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 19. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 20. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC 21. #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 22. #11 – Brian Smits, Mooresville, NC 23. #5 – Dave Thorman, Greenville, SC

Did Not Start A-main:

#36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC #6W – Brad Wickham, Rutherfordton, NC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #67 – Brian Thomas Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #29 – Kyle Amerson Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #23 – Lance Moss K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 – Lance Moss JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #12 – Kris Davis Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson 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 2014 and 18th 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.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Aguilar battles to win in USCS Road to Atlanta Finale at AMS

August 29, 2014 - HAMPTON, Ga. – The hotter the summer has gotten, the hotter Joey Aguilar has been on the race track. Aguilar, nicknamed “The Ace” for his cool head behind the wheel and stellar record in sprint car competition, blasted away from the K&N Filters Pole Position and masterfully diced through lapped traffic en route to his third United Sprint Car Series presented ed by K&N Filters victory of the season during Friday night’s 2nd annual Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout 50-lap A-main at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The race, contested on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” oval built into the Speedway’s front stretch, took place under the lights following NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying and served as the finale to the 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Asphalt Thunder Tour pavement mini-series.

Aguilar, a Tampa, Florida native, started on the pole but had to endure five cautions and several dicey restarts before pulling away during the stretch run to claim an emotional and hard-fought victory.

“Man, let me tell you, last Saturday (our car owner) pulled the car that we won the two most recent USCS pavement races (at Anderson, S.C.) with and we didn’t even think we were going to be able to race this weekend,” a choked-up Aguilar said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “This crew though, they pulled this car, the “Silver Bullet” we call it, out of mothballs and put it together in four days – and look where we are now.

Aguilar said the win was a surreal moment and one that would stick with him for years to come. “This is unbelievable; it’s by far the biggest win of my career. Thanks to Atlanta Motor Speedway, the fans and the USCS for putting this show on. I don’t even know what to say. Wow.”

Ten-time series champion Terry Gray was held up in lapped traffic with 15 laps to go and was unable to mount a challenge for the win in the closing laps. The Bartlett, Tennessee native chased Aguilar home in the runner-up position, with hard-charging “Hollywood” Michael Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi just behind him completing the podium in third.

Top-ranked female sprint car star Morgan Turpen rebounded from being involved in an opening-lap crash to finish fourth and claim the 2014 USCS “Road to Atlanta” Asphalt Thunder Tour pavement championship. Turpen becomes the first female champion in any division in USCS sanction history.

“We had to work insanely hard for this one tonight we got flat spun out on the opening lap and I was a little worried before we got rolling again but we just dug deep, man, and we pulled it out,” a jubilant Turpen said during post-race festivities. “This means everything to me and to my team; it’s my first championship ever but I hope it’s only the beginning.”

Indian Trail, North Carolina driver and 2008 USCS Southern Thunder regional Rookie of the Year Jake McLain was the final car on the lead lap and rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.

Dover, Florida veteran Johnny Gilbertson rebounded from being involved in the opening lap crash that collected Turpen to come home in sixth, with Mooresville, North Carolina pilot Tim Perry finishing seventh. Brandon McLain, also from Indian Trail, ran eighth at the twin checkers. Local favorite Jay Dunham, from Grovetown, Georgia crossed the line ninth and 15-year-old Nick Snyder completed the top ten in his first-career pavement 360 sprint car race.

Snyder’s run was made more impressive by the fact that the young gun, who did not originally plan on competing in the night’s event. His team prepared the car in less than an hour upon arrival to the track for Friday’s afternoon practice sessions.

Turpen kicked off the afternoon portion of the racing program by setting the KTB Motorsports Fast Time, picking up a $250 bonus for her quick lap of 14.041 seconds. Aguilar scored the victory in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Jake McLain grabbed the checkered flag in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Tim Perry rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Turpen was the provisional pole-sitter after getting her time back from qualifying, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Aguilar received the K&N Filters Pole Award and starting position. Brandon McLain passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule and Labor Day weekend swing on Saturday night at Harris Speedway in Rutherfordton, N.C. with the running of the track’s inaugural “Sprint Car Wars” event.

On Sunday night (8/31) the series makes its only stop of the 2014 season at the historic Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia to bring the speed to the 3rd annual stop “Sunday of Speed”. The Labor Day weekend speed fest completes a four night run on Monday (Labor Day 9/1) at Ray Cook’s Tri County Racetrack in Brasstown, North Carolina during “Thunder in the Mountains”.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout”; Atlanta Motor Speedway; August 29, 2014:

KTB Motorsports Fast Time: Morgan Turpen, 14.041 seconds.

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Joey Aguilar, Jake McLain, Tim Perry, Morgan Turpen, Tom Paterson, Bill Moore.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jake McLain, Johnny Gilbertson, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Jay Dunham, Bill Moore, Nick Snyder, Joe Larkin (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Perry, Michael Miller, Joey Aguilar, Tom Paterson, Kent Wolters, Jeff Willingham, Brandon McLain, Kris Davis (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout A-main: 50-laps

1. #11 – Joey Aguilar, Tampa, FL 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 4. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 5. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 6. #22 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 7. #36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 8. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 9. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 10. #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL 11. #12H – Kent Wolters, Tipp City, OH 12. #12 – Kris Davis, Burbank, OH 13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 14. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 15. #11X – Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 16. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

KTB Motorsports Fast Time Award ($250 bonus): #10M – Morgan Turpen Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #11 – Joey Aguilar Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #67 – Jake McLain Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #36 – Tim Perry K&N Filters Pole Award: #11 – Joey Aguilar JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10 – Terry Gray (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #4M – Michael Miller Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #21B – Brandon McLain Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #67 – Jake McLain Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #22 – Johnny Gilbertson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #36 – Tim Perry 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 2014 and 18th 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 winged sprint car racing headlines “Sprint Car Wars” 2014 racing action at Harris Speedway on SATURDAY night (8/30/14)

August 27, 2014 - Atlanta, GA - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Harris Speedway on Saturday, August 30th at 7:30pm. The K&N Filters sponsored United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will roar into the fast 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval for the “Sprint Car Wars” 2014. The event is race number twenty five on the 18th anniversary schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers.

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2014 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to Harris Speedway. The race will award USCS presented by K&N Filters National points as well as points in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas.

This special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track from as far away as Arkansas and Florida and Ohio seeking a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Harris Speedway. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel 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 120 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 Hoosier racing tires.

Saturday night's USCS Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw type sprint cars that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. 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 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 at least five states for Saturday’s event. Drivers in that division include the 2013 USCS 600 Sprint Champion, eighteen year old, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee and 2013 USCS Southern regional series Champion, Bob Trapino from Alpharetta, Georgia. Other entries include 14 year-old Southern region current point’s leader Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia and additional entries from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.as well as host of drivers from atop the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.

Ten-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, heads the USCS entry list for the Harris Speedway event. Gray currently leads the USCS National point standings. He is also among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past 5 years with over 85 feature wins. Gray has consistently been ranked in the top ten 360 sprint car drivers in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame annual driver poll. Over 3000 sprint car drivers are considered for ranking in the NSCHOF poll.

Additionally entered are a number of 2013 and 2014 USCS Main event winners looking for another visit to the www.rockuauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Those include 2013 USCS National sprint car Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who already has eight USCS feature wins during the 2014 season. Also entered is the April 12th 2014 USCS Lancaster Speedway feature winner Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina. Another North Carolina driver, 19 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte captured three USCS wins during the 2013 season and came out blazing in 2014 just to have bad luck keep him out of victory lane so far. Riggins has five career USCS wins and was the 2010 USCS Southern thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year. He additionally placed in third place in the final 2013 USCS Southern Thunder standings.

Another top competitor and fan favorite is twenty-one year-old female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen, who was the runner-up for the 2010 National title. Turpen was named 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year and has finished no worse than fourth place in the previous four seasons in the final USCS National point standings. She additionally has won five times during United Sprint Car Series main events. Her most recent visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday, April 26th in the USCS Road to Atlanta Round #2 paved oval contest at Southern National Motorsport Park in Kenly, North Carolina.

Other out of state entries include: 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi. Also entered are three current Rookie of the Year contenders including fifteen year-olds Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi and Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Matthews, Alabama.

Also entered are brothers 2008 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Brandon McLain also from Indian Trail. A contingent of four Georgia drivers including Jay Dunham from Augusta, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass and Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain, Georgia are entered are is Bob Auld from Largo, Florida and Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida.

In addition to the winged sprint cars, all of the Harris Speedway regular racing divisions will join the action-packed racing program with a full racing program of their own.

All gates will open on Saturday, August 30th at 4:00p ET, with the drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30p ET and hot laps immediately following. Harris Speedway is located 12 miles southwest of Ruherfordton, North Carolina and just off US 221 at 921 Jack McKinney Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. The track phone number is Track Phone: 828-247-4171. The Official website is www.harrisspeedway.com There is also a Harris Speedway Facebook page. For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar charges to 8th 2014 USCS win at Dixie Speedway

WOODSTOCK, GA – August 23, 2014 - It doesn’t matter what he climbs into in 2014, Derek Hagar just keeps on rolling. Hagar, the defending United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National champion from Marion, Arkansas, slipped by 2008 series Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson with six laps to go during Saturday night’s Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 25-lap A-main and pulled away over the final stretch to claim his eighth USCS feature victory of the 2014 season. The win was Hagar’s 29th career trip to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane and his second consecutive series triumph after also winning last weekend at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee.

“We got close to (Anthony) there early with lapped traffic, just couldn’t make anything happen at that point – the track was pretty much around the bottom, but after the restart, he slipped up and I saw my window of opportunity and just took it,” Hagar said following the event. “We’ve been pretty dominant on this tour in 2014, even though we’re not chasing the championship again, but there’s more opportunities coming for us and I’m just thankful for everyone who’s helped me get to this point. I’m having a lot of fun.”

Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennessee, slipped high off of turn 4 coming to complete lap 18, which allowed Hagar to close in and make the pass for the win. Nicholson said the caution coming out at lap 14 for Jeff Willingham’s spin in turn 2 ultimately hurt his shot at the win.

“I don’t know if the difference was in our cars – I know I made one mistake in turn 2 and allowed Derek to get underneath me,” a disappointed Nicholson said. “I don’t know if he’d have caught us had the caution not come out because I had put a lapped car between us and bought myself a gap, but the caution killed me tonight.”

Fellow Bartlett native and ten-time series champion Terry Gray rounded out the podium in third place, with Charlotte, North Carolina young gun Eric Riggins Jr. close behind in fourth. Cordova, Tennessee female sprint car pilot Morgan Turpen rounded off the top five.

Jacksonville, Florida’s Matt Kurtz finished a solid sixth and leading Rookie of the Year contender Brandon McLain came home seventh at the finish. Local favorite Brian Thomas, from Pendergrass, Georgia, crossed the line in eighth position. Montgomery, Alabama’s Kyle Amerson was scored ninth at the checkered flag and Lookout Mountain, Georgia veteran Aubrey Black completed the top ten.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Eric Riggins Jr. scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Hagar rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Hagar was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Kyle Amerson passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented ed by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Friday, August 29th with the running of the 2nd annual Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout on the quarter mile paved “Thunder Ring” at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The series will contest a 50-lap main event after the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars qualify.

On the balance of the Labor Day weekend the series will contest three events on dirt ovals in North Carolina and Georgia. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour visits Harris Speedway near Rutherfordton, North Carolina on Saturday, August 30th. On the following night (Sunday, August 31st) the series travels two hours South to historic Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia. On Labor Day, Monday, September, 1st the USCS winged sprint cars wind up the whirlwind weekend at Tri County Racetrack in Brasstown, North Carolina.

For latest news, rules and schedule updates please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Dixie Sprint Car Nationals”; Dixie Speedway; August 23rd, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Matt Kurtz, Jay Dunham, Brian Thomas.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Bob Auld, Jeff Willingham, Shawn Dancer, Terry Witherspoon, Jay Dunham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Derek Hagar, Anthony Nicholson, Brian Thomas, Matt Kurtz, Johnny Petrozelle, Aubrey Black, Kyle Amerson, Shawn Murray.

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Dixie Sprint Car Nationals A-main: 25-laps 1. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 5. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. #92 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 7. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 10. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA 11. #59III – Johnny Petrozelle, Denton, NC 12. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL 13. #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL 14. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 15. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 16. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 17. #49 – Shawn Dancer, Lima, OH

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #9JR – Derek Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar 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: #29 – Kyle Amerson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #92 – Matt Kurtz Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #21 – Aubrey Black

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Late Models Headline Dixie Speedway Racing Saturday (8/23)

USCS_Gray_5.4.12[1].jpgWoodstock, GA – August 18, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars along with the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints invade historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia for the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2014 on this Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm.

The event is expected to draw drivers from at least seven states and awards National, Southern and Mid South regional series points in each division. Past series Champions from each of the USCS series are entered as well as the region’s top drivers.

The 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main event last August at Dixie Speedway and expected to be amomg the entries on Saturday. The 2013 USCS 600 Sprint Car Series Champion, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, TN won the 2013 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series portion of the event. Ten-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee leads the USCS National point standings with his team-mate, 21 year-old female sprint car star Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee, in the runner-up spot currently in the standings. Gray has won several past USCS events at Dixie.

In addition to the USCS sprint cars, Dixie will feature its regular late model and stock car full racing program including the 800 Horsepower Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Super and Econo Bombers, Street Cruisers, and Pony Stock divisions. .

Full Racing Program Grandstand-$20 ($2 discount with any 2014 ticket stub) Ages 9 to 17- $6, 8 and under-free. Tailgate- $25, Pits-$30, 11 and under $11 for Tailgate & Pits. Gates will open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7 PM.

For information or to view the 2014 schedule of events at Dixie Speedway please visit www.dixiespeedway.com

or call 770-926-5315. For rules and other information on either USCS division please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Winged Sprint Cars set to invade Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – August 17, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars are set to invade the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel - Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The USCS sanctioned event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, ”We are very excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to be a part of this major racing event for the second year in a row. A number of drivers in NASCAR’s top divisions have excelled in sprint car racing previously. It will be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them again this year after a successful event last year. It was really exciting to be entertaining all of the great fans (30,000+) at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Fans who weren’t here ;ast year and who have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 29th at AMS,” concluded Walton.

The Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the UCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and then a series of qualifying races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale.

The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors is again high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation are entered for only second-ever appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (or any sprint car event) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS "Thunder Ring."

For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For info and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar wins duel for USCS Clayhill Clash Cash on Saturday

ATWOOD, TN – August 16, 2014 - On Saturday night at Clayhill Motorsports, the Derek Hagar and Tim Crawley Show in United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters competition continued. Hagar, the defending USCS champion from Marion, Arkansas, started seventh but quickly marched forward, snatching the lead from K&N Filters Pole Position starter Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee on lap 5 of the 9th annual “Clayhill Clash” 30-lap A-main and never looked back from there en route to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Hagar had to hold off 2012 USCS National sprint car champion Tim Crawley, from Benton, Arkansas in a fierce wheel-to-wheel duel over the closing laps the for the $2000 payday and his seventh USCS victory of the 2014 season.

The victory lane stop was his first since mid-June at East Alabama Motor Speedway in the annual Randy Helton Memorial. The victory was also Hagar’s 28th career USCS feature win, which is fourth on the all-time list behind only Tim Crawley, Terry Gray and Kenny Adams.

The race featured three lead changes in the opening five laps, with Terry Gray snatching the lead from female sprint car driver and team-mate Morgan Turpen on the opening lap before Turpen re-gained the top spot one lap later. Turpen charger to nearly a straight-away lead before Gray flipped to bring out the race’s first caution/red flag of the race on lap 4. Hagar surged from third to first to grab the lead on the re-start and from there, the die was cast.

Crawley, from Benton, Arkansas, got by Turpen near the mid-point of the race and chased Hagar to the finish line in second. Marshall Skinner, also a Marion, Arkansas native, rounded out the podium in third. Morgan Turpen came home in fourth and California, Missouri’s Tyler Blank completed the top five.

Hernando, Mississippi top gun Jerod Roller finished in sixth and West Memphis veteran A.G. Rains crossed the checkered flag in seventh. Millington, Tennessee young gun Dalton Davis had a solid night to come home eighth and Ernie Ainsworth, out of Bartlett, Tennessee ended the night in ninth. Ainsworth was follow by Justin Webb, from Drummonds, Tennessee who completed the top ten.

10-time series Champion Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Morgan Turpen rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and A.G. Rains netted the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat win.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Pole Award/Inversion Draw, Morgan Turpen received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Hagar passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday, August 23rd with the re-scheduled running of the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Clayhill Clash”; Clayhill Motorsports; August 16, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Curt Terrell and Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley, Justin Webb, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham, Wesley Shephard and Jake Roach (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Morgan Turpen, Dalton Davis, Marshall Skinner, Tyler Blank, Anthony Nicholson, Eddie Gallagher, Brandon Kilpatrick and Zach Roach.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: A.G. Rains, Jerod Roller, Ernie Ainsworth, Curt Terrell, Brett McMillen, Taylor Tidmore and Kevin Kilpatrick (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Clayhill Clash A-main 8/16/14: 30-laps

#9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #75 – Tyler Blank, California, MO #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #13T – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS #1X – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #11 – Jake Roach, Sardis, TN #57 – Zach Roach, Saltillo, TN #44S – Wesley Shephard, Nesbit, MS #2 – Brandon Kilpatrick, Coldwater, MS #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #33 – Brett McMillen, Piperton, TN #22 – Kevin Kilpatrick, Walls, MS (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #3 – A.G. Rains K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #75 – Tyler Blank (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #9 Jr. - Derek Hagar Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #75 – Tyler Blank Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #5 – Jerod Roller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #3 – A.G. Rains DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #31 – Justin Webb

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

USCS Winged Sprint Cars set to invade Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – August 17, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars are set to invade the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel - Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The USCS sanctioned event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.

United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said, ”We are very excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to be a part of this major racing event for the second year in a row. A number of drivers in NASCAR’s top divisions have excelled in sprint car racing previously. It will be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them again this year after a successful event last year. It was really exciting to be entertaining all of the great fans (30,000+) at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Fans who weren’t here ;ast year and who have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 29th at AMS,” concluded Walton.

The Wind Creek Casino & Hotel – Wetumpka USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the UCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and then a series of qualifying races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale.

The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors is again high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation are entered for only second-ever appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour (or any sprint car event) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS "Thunder Ring."

For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For info and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

10 drivers claim spots in USCS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – August 14, 2014 – Ten drivers have earned a guaranteed provisional starting position for the 50-lap main event at the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters AMS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 29th. Those ten drivers did so by finishing in the top ten positions in the four race USCS “Road to Atlanta” paved track series. An additional twelve competitors and all twenty-two starting positions for the Championship final will be decided during an afternoon qualifying session on that race day (Friday, August 29, 2014).

Twenty-one year-old female USCS sprint car star Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished at the top of the USCS “Road to Atlanta” standings after she collected a win plus two third place and one fourth place finishes in the four events. The ten USCS competitors who have earned spots in the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 29, 2014 via their point standings are: 1st place Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 622 pts; 2nd place Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 606 pts; 3rd place Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 605 pts; 4th place Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 575 pts; 5th place Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 572 pts; 6th place Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 546 pts; 7th place Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 539 pts; 8th place Bill Moore, Ulla, NC 530 pts; 9th place Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 445 pts and 10th place Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 376 pts.

The USCS Sprint Car Shootout event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway.

The USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the United Sprint Car Series winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This three hour time frame will allow for two rounds of practice for each competitor followed by time trials and a series of qualifying races to determine the final starting order for the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout finale.

The preliminary interest from sprint car competitors has been extremely high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. A field of top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation (8-10 states) are expected for the second appearance of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway. California pavement hot-shoe JoJo Helberg won the 2013 inaugural event.

The United Sprint Car Series is the only winged sprint car series in the World that contests it’s Championship on both dirt and paved ovals. At 1,300 pounds and over 700 horsepower, winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s fastest and most powerful short-track cars. The USCS winged sprint cars are expected to reach speeds of approximately one hundred miles per hour (100 m.p.h.) around the quarter mile AMS "Thunder Ring."

For ticket and event information, plus a complete listing of the 2013 racing schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. For information and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net

WEBSITE: www.uscsracing.com

Phone: 770-865-6097

USCS Road to Atlanta (Asphalt Thunder) point standings as of 7/26/2014.

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 10M Morgan Turpen 622

2 10 Terry Gray 606

3 7 Johnny Bridges 605

4 21b Brandon McLain 575

5 100 Tom Paterson 572

6 36 Tim Perry 546

7 51 Jay Dunham 539

8 6 Bill Moore 530

9 67 Jake McLain 445

10 33 Joe Larkin 376

11 11 Joey Aguilar 309

12 28 Jeff Willingham 287

13 4 Jason Troutman 268

14 87 Greg Smyre 266

15 5 Dave Thorman 260

16 07x Doug Gould 256

17 100 Jim Payne 250

18 22 Tony Grams 132

19 46 Jim Blenkarn 126

20 5s Sonny Stroud 122

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars headline the 9th Annual “Clayhill Clash” on Saturday, August 16th

Atlanta, GA - 8/10/14 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars return to Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee (www.clayhillmotorsports.com ) on Saturday, August 16th for the 9th Annual “Clayhill Clash”. The event pays $2000 to the winner and $300 to the last place starter in the 30-lap A-Main. Additionally the event will award USCS National points and points toward the 2014 Championship in the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional sprint car series. The 2006 USCS Rookie of the Year, and current National point’s leader, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won series most recent stop at the track when he won the 2014 USCS Sprint Car Speedweek Round #3 on Memorial Day

The challenging 3/8 mile red clay oval has been the venue for a number of exciting USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car events for more than a decade. The track always proves to be one of the most popular tracks on the USCS schedule for both drivers and fans. Additionally on the action packed racing card will be a full program of racing that also includes the weekly racing Nesmith Late Model Dirt Series, Open Wheel Modifieds, E-MOD, Hobby, Street Stock and Hummer FWD weekly racing divisions.

A number of previous USCS Clayhill Clash sprint car champions are expected to be entered. Those include rhe 2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas, 2012 series Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas plus Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas and 10-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee.

The Clayhill Motorsports venue is a family friendly fan favorite facility with air conditioned restrooms and one of the best and most modern concession stands found in short track racing. The track is located at 1315 Rimmer Road, Atwood, Tennessee 38220. The info phone number is 731-669-3939.

 

 

Anthony Nicholson cashes in for 3rd 2014 USCS win at Duck River

LEWISBURG, TN - August 9, 2014 - Anthony Nicholson is making a habit of holding off seasoned veterans to win races. Nicholson, the 2008 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, rocketed out to the early lead from the K&N Filters Pole Position and then held 10-time series champion Terry Gray off in traffic to win Saturday night’s 25-lap Duel at the Duck A-main at Duck River Raceway Park, leading every lap of the caution-free feature in the process of reaching the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the $2000 payday..

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The victory was Nicholson’s third USCS win of the season, the most he has ever had in a single year on the tour, as well as his seventh career USCS triumph all-time. “We had ran up top all night long and kept watching, kept watching, kept watching and the late models just knocked (the top) off. On the start of the race, we hit the bottom and the car didn’t feel real good down there, but it worked out for the best and we’re in Victory Lane so I can’t complain too much,” Nicholson explained in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after the race.

Gray, also from Bartlett, Tennessee had to settle for chasing Nicholson to the checkered flag and finished in second place. His teammate, Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen, rounded out the podium in third place. Ripley, Mississippi driver Jeff Willingham who was the series 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, tied his career-best USCS finish with a fourth place effort and veteran USCS racer Aubrey Black, out of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, completed the top five finishers.

A third Bartlett, Tennessee native, Curt Terrell, ended the night in sixth place and regular www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series contender and USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama finished in seventh place. Jacksonville, Florida pilot Terry Witherspoon crossed the line in eighth, with Grovetown, Georgia’s Jay Dunham behind him in ninth place. Bob Auld, from Largo, Florida, completed the field in tenth.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and her teammate Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Anthony Nicholson rolled to the victory in the fully-inverted Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Nicholson was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Jeff Willingham passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N continues their 2014 Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule next Saturday, August 16th at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee.

The United Sprint Car Series management and staff would like to thank the Duck River Raceway Park management and staff and all the great race fans that turned out in spite of much less than favorable weather predictions this event.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Duel at the Duck”; Duck River Raceway Park; August 9th, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Jeff Willingham, Curt Terrell, Terry Witherspoon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Curt Terrell, Kyle Amerson, Jeff Willingham, Terry Witherspoon, Aubrey Black, Bob Auld, Jay Dunham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Curt Terrell, Terry Witherspoon, Kyle Amerson, Bob Auld, Aubrey Black, Jeff Willingham, Jay Dunham (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Duel at the Duck A-main: 25-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 5. #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA 6. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 7. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 8. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 9. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 10. #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #16 – Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #21 – Aubrey Black Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #27 – Curt Terrell Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #29 – Kyle Amerson DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #83 – Bob Auld

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

Photo caption: #16 Anthony Nicholson won his third 2914 and 7th career United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N main event on Saturday night at Duck River Raceway Park (Chris Seelman photo)

 

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprints set for high speed invasion at Duck River Raceway Park for the “Duel at the Duck” on SATURDAY, August 9th

Atlanta, GA – August 2, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are set to invade the legendary Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel (Lewisburg), Tennessee as headliners of the “Duel at the Duck” speed spectacular on Saturday, August 9th. . The exotic USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars that 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 tires make them the fastest cars ever to ever compete on the high-banked ¼ mile oval known as “The Duck”. The USCS outlaw sprint cars are expected to reach speeds near 120 mile per hour on the straight-aways.

The mid-season speed contest for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers awards both USCS Outlaw Thunder National championship and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series championship points. The Mid South regional series competes in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The event is expected to draw drivers from six states including some of the top ranked drivers in North America.

2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar set a new all-time track record on April 20, 2013 with a time trial best lap of 10.943 around the tacky Duck River Raceway Park ¼ mile racing surface.

The “Duel at the Duck” 2014 event features over 100 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true smorgasbord of speed. The USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars are joined on the racing card by the speedway’s weekly Late Models and stock car racing 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 sprint car dash until the checkered flag falls on the final main event of the evening.

Duck River Raceway Park is located at 1110 Haskins Chapel Road, (Wheel) Lewisburg, TN 37091. For more info on the track, Please visit www.duckriverracewaypark.com or call 931-684-8200 or 931-685-1009. For more 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 Media contact: Pete Walton 770-865-6097 or uscsracing@att.net

 

 

Crawley captures Ellis Palasini Classic finale win at Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS - August 2, 2014 - One night after he was outrun at one of his best race tracks, Tim Crawley put himself back on top. Crawley, the 2012 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N champion from Benton, Arkansas, blasted away from the K&N Filters Pole Position and held off a late-race charge from Mississippi hotshoe Michael Miller to win his second straight Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic at Greenville Speedway during Saturday night’s 30-lap finale A-main. The victory was Crawley’s 71st career USCS feaure win and sixth series win of 2014. Crawley has now won six of the last seven USCS features he has entered and six of the last 10 USCS races overall.

“We had the rain on Friday night and the track was pretty heavy then, but tonight it was way more like it normally is for us,” Crawley said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “There at the end I could hear (Miller) up top there and I’d have moved up in about one more lap. Sometimes when you’re riding out front there you can’t tell what’s going on behind you, but I had already seen Miller up high on that first run and I figured it was him. One more lap we’d have made a race out of it, but we hung on for this one tonight.”

Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, made a valiant charge on the extreme high line of the race track to close within two seconds of Crawley in the final twelve laps, but ran out of time to make a challenge for the win and had to settle for second.

“Man, I tell you what, Wesley and the staff here at Greenville did a fine job tonight; complete 180 from how this track was Friday night. This is the Greenville that I’m accustomed to,” Miller explained on the frontstretch following the race. “To run (second) behind Crawley, it’s amazing; he’s a super driver. It’s just an honor to get to see the 88 and not be getting lapped. I’m ecstatic tonight.”

The race was slowed by caution only once, when Jerod Roller and sprint car rookie Brett McMillen spun in turn 2 on lap 8 of the main event. Behind Crawley and Miller, Cordova, Tennessee native and female top gun Morgan Turpen rounded out the podium in third. Friday night’s Greenville winner Anthony Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennesse finished fourth and ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray, also from Bartlett, rounded out the top five.

2010 USCS Mid-South regional Rookie of the Year Roller, out of Hernando, Mississippi finished sixth after flipping during Friday night’s A-main and fellow Mississippian Ronny Howard, from Nesbit, came home seventh. Klint Angellette crossed the line eighth in his first USCS start of the year and 2013 Cajun Sprinters’ Association champion Shane Morgan was ninth at the checkered flag. 2012 series Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham, from Ripley, Mississippi completed the top ten.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Tim Crawley scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Anthony Nicholson rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, Crawley received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Michael Miller passed the most cars in the A-main (six) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule on Friday night, August 8th with the rescheduled Sprint Car Mania VI event at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. For rules, schedules and more information on the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic: Finale Night”; Greenville Speedway; August 2nd, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Shane Morgan, Michael Miller (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley, Klint Angellette, Ronny Howard, Terry Gray, Michael Miller, Terry Witherspoon, Greg Merritt.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller, Jeff Willingham, Brett McMillen, Shane Morgan.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic Finale A-main: 30-laps

#88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS #19 – Klint Angellette, Thibodaux, LA #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL #44C – Brett McMillen, Piperton, TN #44S – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10M – Morgan Turpen Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #16 – Anthony Nicholson K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 – Tim Crawley JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #4M – Michael Miller Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10 – Terry Gray Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #5 – Jerod Roller Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #44 – Ronny Howard DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

 

 

Nicholson races to Ellis Palasini prelim win at Greenville Speedway

GREENVILLE, MS - August 2, 2014 - Normally Anthony Nicholson is “the Shark” in United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N competition, but Friday night at Greenville Speedway, he became “the Exterminator”.Nicholson, the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, took the lead from K&N pole-sitter Terry Gray on the opening lap of Friday’s 20-lap Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic preliminary A-main and then held off 2012 USCS champion Tim “the Crawdaddy” Crawley on a green-white-checkered finish to win his second USCS feature of the 2014 season and first-ever at Greenville.

The stop at the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane was Nicholson’s sixth in his career moving him into a tie for 13th on the all-time series win list, and the Tennessee native becomes the first driver to beat Crawley in competition since June 28th when Crawley won at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Missouri. Nicholson’s victory broke a five in a row run Crawley had going.

“We found a little bit on that first restart (on lap 3); Tim (Crawley) drove underneath me for a second and I sure didn’t want to see any more (yellows),” Nicholson said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “I just tried to basically take his line away on all the other restarts. There at the end, you know – I hate I did that to Ronny (Howard) – I don’t drive like that, and he knows I don’t. It was accidental, but when Crawley’s right there you just gotta go and we did that and got the win tonight.”

The race was slowed by three incidents over the course of the 20-lap feature. The first caution came on lap 3 when the #44C of Brett McMillan slapped the outside wall in turn 4 and lost the right rear wheel, and the second came less than a lap later when the #1J of young gun Nic Jenkins tipped over in turn 3. In both instances, the drivers walked away uninjured.

The final caution was the game-changer of the night – Anthony Nicholson came up on Ronny Howard to put the Nesbit, Mississippi driver a lap down, and the two came together as Nicholson was coming to the white flag, causing Howard to spin in turn 4 and drawing the yellow for the third and final time to set up the green-white-checkered restart.

Howard’s car received enough damage to retire him from the rest of the event, however Nicholson escaped unscathed and darted away from Crawley following the yellow to drive to the victory.

Behind Nicholson and Benton, Arkansas native Crawley, Terry Gray, the ten time USCS champion from Bartlett, Tennessee, rounded out the podium in third place. Nesbit, Mississippi’s Andy McElhannon finished his night in fourth and Cordova, Tennessee hot-shoe Morgan Turpen completed the top five.

1998 series champion Eddie Gallagher led the next group of drivers, coming home in sixth. Home state favorite Michael Miller, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi crossed the line seventh and 2013 Cajun Sprinter’s Association Champion, Shane Morgan from Biloxi, Mississippi finished eighth in his first USCS start of the season. Ripley, Mississippi native Jeff Willingham had one of his strongest runs of the season in ninth and Nesbit’s Ronny Howard was credited with the tenth position at the finish after his tangle in Turn 4.

Ronny Howard kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, his first-career USCS dash victory. Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Tim Crawley used a last-turn pass to roll to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Crawley was the provisional pole-starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a four came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Gray received the K&N Filters Pole Award and starting position. Eddie Gallagher passed the most cars in the A-main to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters continues their 2014 schedule on Saturday night, August 2nd with the 30-lap finale to the Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic at Greenville Speedway.

For rules and updated schedule information about the United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Filters, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic: Night 1”; Greenville Speedway; August 1st, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Ronny Howard, Andy McElhannon, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Michael Miller, Shane Morgan, Terry Witherspoon, Ronny Howard, Brett McMillan (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Nic Jenkins, Andy McElhannon, Jeff Willingham, Eddie Gallagher, Jerod Roller, Greg Merritt (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic preliminary A-main: 20-laps

1. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

2. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

3. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

4. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS

5. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

6. #1X – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

7. #4M – Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS

8. #01 – Shane Morgan, Biloxi, MS

9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

10. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS

11. #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL

12. #1J – Nic Jenkins, Bryant, AR

13. #44C – Brett McMillan, Piperton, TN

14. #44S – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

15. #5 – Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #44 – Ronny Howard Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: (2nd place): #88 – Tim Crawley K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #1X – Eddie Gallagher Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #1X – Eddie Gallagher Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #4M – Michael Miller DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #44 – Ronny Howard

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th 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.

**Audio, photo and recap by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio, Race Chaser Online and USCS Racing

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

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder sprints headline 2nd annual Palasini Classic at Greenville Speedway

on Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd

Atlanta, GA – July 27, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline two nights of racing action during the 2nd annual Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic this Friday and Saturday nights (August 1st & 2nd) at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi. The series will contest a full racing program EACH NIGHT with $3500 up for grabs for a weekend sweep. Friday night’s 20-lap preliminary main event will pay $1200 to win. On Saturday night a trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 30-lap final will be worth $2000 to the winner.

Drivers from 6 states are expected to enter the event that honors Leland Mississippi racing legend, Ellis Palasini. The event awards USCS National Championship and Mid South regional points for the USCS sprint cars. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are joined by stock car racing in three divisions. On Saturday night the winged warriors are joined by the Super Late Models, Nesmith Dirt Late Models and Street Stocks.

For directions or more info on Greenville Speedway visit www.greenvillespeedway.net. For rules, updated schedules or other info about the United Sprint Car Series please visit the official USCS website at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 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 2014 and 18th 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.

 

 

Several United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters dates have been added or changed due to the recent rain-outs and other reasons. Here is the upcoming revised schedule for the 10 events during August from August 1st and 2nd at Greenville Speedway during the Ellis Palasini V8 the Black Widow Classic through Labor day Monday.

Friday August 1st - Greenville Speedway – Ellis Palasini V8 The Black Widow Classic - complete USCS sprint car racing program
Saturday, August 2nd - Greenville Speedway - Ellis Palasini V8 The Black Widow Classic - complete USCS Sprint Car racing program
Friday August 8th - Boyd's Speedway, Ringgold, GA - Sprint Car Mania VI
Saturday, August 9th - Duck River Speedway, Wheel, TN –-Duel at the Duck
Saturday, August 16th - Clayhill Motorsports, Atwood, TN - Clayhill Clash - (This was originally shown on Aug. 2nd on the Clayhill Motorsports schedule)
Saturday, August 23rd - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA - Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2014
Labor Day weekend:

Friday, August 29th - Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA (With NASCAR Sprint Cup)
Saturday, August 30th - Harris Speedway, Rutherfordton, NC
Sunday, August 31st, - Toccoa Speedway, Toccoa, GA
Monday, September 1st, - Tri-County Racetrack, Brasstown, NC

***The August 15th-16th USCS Senoia Summer Nationals date at Senoia Raceway has been postponed to make room for the traditional August race at Clayhill Motorsports. A new date is being negotiated for that Senoia Raceway event and will be announced soon.

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters would like to gratefully thank its sponsoring partners for their involvement in the 2014 and 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour: K&N Filters, www.rockauto.com, Engler Machine and Tool, Butlerbuilt, JE Pistons, 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.




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