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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.

 

 

Aguilar collects 2nd half of USCS weekend sweep at Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. – In poker, a pair might be the worst hand, but for Joey “The Ace” Aguilar, a pair was exactly what he was looking for at Anderson Motor Speedway. Aguilar, a longtime pavement sprint car ace from Tampa, Florida, powered around the outside of 2012 Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Car Series champion Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina in turn one on lap 14 of Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N 40-lap Summer Nationals A-main finale and drove away to his second victory in two nights in dominating fashion, despite a late-race charge from past regional series Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina.

The victory was Aguilar’s career-third USCS feature win and seventh straight sprint car victory across three different sanctions. The result also locked Aguilar into next month’s USCS Wind Creek Casino/Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th.

“This is incredible; it’s truly been a blast running up here this weekend,” an elated Aguilar said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “The series, the track staff, all the fans who came out tonight, everyone has treated us well and we really appreciate it. We had another unbelievable car tonight; it took a lot of work after we broke the axle in hot laps, but we did it and this means a lot.”

Bridges, who worked his way around McLain after a restart on lap 20, closed the gap between he and Aguilar substantially over the final ten laps, but ran out of time to make a challenge for the win. “We just needed about five more laps,” the Cherryville, North Carolina driver said following the checkered flag. “We were faster than he was there late in the run but we just didn’t catch traffic and breaks quite like we needed there to be close enough. Still a solid result though, and we got to roll the car on the trailer in one piece tonight so that’s a huge improvement.”

McLain, the series’ 2008 Southern Thunder regional Rookie of the Year from Indian Trail, North Carolina, led the first 13 laps and finished with a USCS career-best result in third. “Wow, I really don’t know what to say after all that,” a speechless McLain said after the race in front of a cheering crowd. “That restart just before halfway killed us; we had our momentum built up and I knew we weren’t going to be able to punch the throttle like Johnny could on the green. This is cool though, we outran some of the best in the business tonight, Morgan (Turpen) and Terry (Gray) and it means the world to me to be standing here on the podium tonight.”

The race was slowed by a caution only once over the course of the 40 laps, when ten-time series champion Terry Gray slowed to a crawl on the backstretch with motor cooling problems.

Turpen, the Cordova, Tennessee female top gun and winner on the pavement at Southern National Motorsports Park back in April, ended the night in fourth and Mooresville, North Carolina native Tim Perry finished fifth, scoring his career-best USCS result as well.

Argos, Indiana pavement veteran Tom Paterson ended his night in the sixth position and Bill Moore, from Mt. Ulla, North Carolina crossed the line seventh. K&N pole-sitter Jay Dunham, out of Grovetown, Georgia fell back late in the race and brought his #51 machine home in eighth after cutting a tire during his heat race earlier in the night. Local driver Dave Thorman from Greenville, South Carolina scored a career-best ninth place finish and Indian Trail, North Carolina’s Brandon McLain fought back from a fire underneath his car during the first Hoosier Tire Speed Dash to round out the top ten.

Johnny Bridges set the K&N Filters Fast Time during two-lap time trials on Saturday evening with a lap of 13.040 seconds (103.528 mph), shattering the all-time track record of 13.260 seconds that he set the day before.

The Hoosier Tire Speed Dash originally scheduled for Friday evening was won by Terry Gray, while his teammate Morgan Turpen won the second Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Turpen followed up her dash win with a victory in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, while Joey Aguilar grabbed the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Bridges was the provisional pole starter after receiving his time back following heat race action, but after a six came up in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Jay Dunham received the K&N Pole Award. Joey Aguilar passed the most cars in the A-main (four) to grab the evening’s Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule on August 1st and 2nd with a two-night show at the Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi as part of the Ellis Palasini Black Widow Classic. 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 “Anderson Summer Nationals” Prelim Night; Anderson Motor Speedway; July 25th, 2014

K&N Filters Fast Time: Johnny Bridges; 13.040 seconds (103.528 mph; new all-time track record)

Friday Make-Up Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jake McLain, Brandon McLain, Tom Paterson (DNS).

Saturday Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Joey Aguilar, Terry Gray, Jay Dunham, Jake McLain, Brandon McLain (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jake McLain, Tom Paterson, Tim Perry, Joe Larkin, Dave Thorman.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Joey Aguilar, Terry Gray, Jay Dunham, Greg Smyre, Bill Moore, Jim Payne, Brandon McLain.

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Summer Nationals championship A-main: 40-laps

#11 – Joey Aguilar, Tampa, FL #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC #11X – Tom Paterson, Argos, IN #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA #5 – Dave Thorman, Greenville, SC #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC #87 – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #100 – Jim Payne, Bryan, OH #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards: K&N Fast Time Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10M – Morgan Turpen Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #11 – Joey Aguilar K&N Filters Pole Award: #51 – Jay Dunham JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #11 – Joey Aguilar (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #67 – Jake McLain Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #11 – Joey Aguilar Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #36 – Tim Perry Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #11X – Tom Paterson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #06 – Bill Moore 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, 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.

 

 

Aguilar streaks to USCS presented by K&N feature win in prelim at Anderson on Friday

USCS photo - ANDERSON, S.C. -- Joey "The Ace" Aguilar arrived at Anderson Motor Speedway Friday afternoon ready to compete with the United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N filters and he ended up being dealt the winning cards.

Aguilar, a three-time TBARA Sprint Series winner in 2014 and pavement sprint car veteran from Tampa, Florida, powered around 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year and K&N Filters pole-sitter Johnny Bridges on lap 4 of Friday night's 25-lap Anderson Summer Nationals preliminary A-main and drove away to win by a full straightaway despite two caution periods in the first half of the event that slowed the pace.

The victory was Aguilar's sixth straight sprint car feature victory (across multiple sanctions) in 2014 and second career USCS feature win, following a win at Lanier National Speedway in 2010.

"This is sweet, just like it says on the side of my car," a jubilant Aguilar said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane, referring to his sponsor, Sweet Manufacturing. "I really can't believe this, it's awesome to race here and you guys have seriously got me thinking about moving up here, getting out of Florida. To beat a veteran like Terry Gray, who's a class act and is so good in this series and anywhere he races, that's really special tonight. Now we want to try and double it up tomorrow."

Pole-sitter and defending USCS Anderson Motor Speedway winner (4/25/14) Bridges blasted out in front of the field to lead on the initial start, but was quickly reeled in by Aguilar, who caught the veteran in traffic early in the going. Aguilar made what turned out to be the winning pass by going almost-three wide through the middle of the race track in turns one and two. When the caution came out a lap later for the stopped car of Dave Thorman in turn four, Bridges was afforded an opportunity to return the favor.

However, the Cherryville, North Carolina native had no answer on the restart, and Aguilar again disappeared from the rest of the field's reach. As Bridges tried to give chase, he tangled with the lapped car of Tim Perry on lap 13 and came to rest on the outside of turn one with significant suspension damage, bringing out the race's final caution.

"It's just a shame, we had a good car tonight," Bridges said after the race. "I hate it because we were leading the USCS pavement points coming into tonight, but what can you do? Sometimes it's just not your night."

Following the restart, new second-place driver and ten-time series champion Terry Gray had no answer for Aguilar, who raced his way into victory lane unchallenged.

Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee had to settle for the runner-up position while his teammate, Cordova, Tennessee's Morgan Turpen finished her night in the third position. Indian Trail, North Carolina driver and 2012 Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Series Champion Jake McLain rode home in the fourth position and Jake's brother Brandon McLain rounded out the top five finishers.

Grovetown, Georgia driver and National Guard serviceman Jay Dunham tied his career-best USCS feature finish with a sixth place result, matching his effort from Lavonia Speedway last Thursday. Pavement sprint car veteran Tom Paterson, out of Argos, Indiana crossed the line in seventh and Hickory, North Carolina rookie Greg Smyre finished eighth in just his sixth-ever sprint car race. Mooresville, North Carolina's Tim Perry came home ninth and Bridges was scored in tenth after his crash at the midway point of the race.

Johnny Bridges set the K&N Filters Fast Time during two-lap time trials on Friday afternoon with a lap of 13.26 seconds (101.810 mph), breaking Morgan Turpen’s all-time track record of 13.314 seconds set in the fall of 2010.

The Hoosier Tire Speed Dash originally scheduled for Friday evening was postponed due to time constraints and will be made up during Saturday’s racing program when double USCS Hoosier Speed Dash contests will be run. Terry Gray scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Jake McLain grabbed the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Bridges was the provisional pole-sitter after receiving his time back following heat race action, and after a zero came up in the K&N Filters inversion draw, he also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Jake McLain 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 night, July 26th with finale night of the 2014 Anderson Summer Nationals. The evening will feature a 40-lap USCS A-main event and will also be highlighted by a national qualifier for the INEX US Legend Cars in tewo separate 30 lap divisional contests.

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 “Anderson Summer Nationals” Prelim Night; Anderson Motor Speedway; July 25th, 2014

K&N Filters Fast Time: Johnny Bridges; 13.26 seconds (new all-time track record)

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: To be held during Saturday’s racing program.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Joey Aguilar, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Jay Dunham, Jim Payne, Brandon McLain, Greg Smyre.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Jake McLain, Tom Paterson, Joe Larkin, Tim Perry, Sonny Stroud, Bill Moore, Dave Thorman (DNS).

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

1. #11 – Joey Aguilar, Tampa, FL 2. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 4. #67 – Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 5. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 6. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 7. #11X – Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 8. #87 – Greg Smyre, Hickory, NC 9. #36 – Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 10. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 11. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 12. #06 – Bill Moore, Mt. Ulla, NC 13. #5 – Dave Thorman, Greenville, SC 14. #100 – Jim Payne, Bryan, OH 15. #5S – Sonny Stroud, Marietta, SC

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

K&N Fast Time Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #67 – Jake McLain K&N Filters Pole Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #21B – Brandon McLain (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #67 – Jake McLain Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #21B – Brandon McLain Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #51 – Jay Dunham Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #11X – Tom Paterson DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges

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.

PHOTO CAPTION: Joey "The Ace" Aguilar raced to his first United Sprint Car Series victory since 2010 on Friday night during the preliminary feature for the USCS Summer Nationals at Anderson Motor Speedway. Then wing walked in celebration. (Jacob Seelman photo)

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint and NASCAR Late Models headline Anderson Motor Speedway’s

AMS Summer Nationals 2014 on Friday and Saturday, July 25th and 26th

Atlanta, GA – July 19, 2014 - The 120+ mile per hour ground pounding winged sprint cars of thre United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters invades one of its favorite paved track venues this coming weekend when it returns to Anderson Motor Speedway near Anderson, SC on Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th.

On Friday, July 25th at 8:00pm the 120+ mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars join the popular NASCAR Late Model Stocks as headliners on an action packed racing card joined by four of the speedway’s NASCAR weekly racing stock car divisions and the USCS Legends Cars for Night One of the AMS Summer Nationals speed spectacular at the historic 3/8 mile paved oval. Each division will contest a full racing program with the NASCAR Late Model Stocks going 50 laps in their evening main event finale.

On Saturday July 26th the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers headline a program that also includes an all important US Legends Car Regional (Nationals) Qualifier event with two 30-lap main events. One will be in the Masters/Pro division and one in the Semi Pro /Young Lions divisions. Additionally the NASCAR sanctioned Renegades, Mini Stocks, BM Modfieds and Front Wheel Drives return with a full program of racing in each division. The family friendly race card also includes autograph sessions.

In the USCS presented by K&N Filters sprint car division, fans can expect to see an exotic mixture of winged Outlaw style sprint cars designed and utilized for dirt track racing in a battle with cars designed primarily for paved track racing. The USCS rules for pavement events make both types of cars capable of being equally competitive. Driver pre-entries are expected from some of the Nation’s top drivers from at least seven states as far away as Mississippi, Florida and Ohio.

The two-night event includes the all-important Rounds #3 and #4 of the four-race USCS “Road to Atlanta” Series to pre- qualify cars to compete in the Labor Day weekend USCS “Sprint Car Shootout” on Friday, August 29th when the USCS sprint cars compete before 30,000 plus race fans at Atlanta Motor Speedway during their NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend.

***The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 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.

Ticket pricing: for the AMS Summer Nationals event are just $20 each night for individual Adult admissions. Children 11 and under are FREE Each Night. Discounts available: Two-Day Adult Admission is only $30 when purchased at the track in advance or on Friday, July 25th (Gates Open at 5:00pm) Adult One-Day Admission is $15.00 if purchased in advance at the track prior to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 24th.

USCS Walton PeteFor track information or directions to AMS please visit their website at www.andersonmotorspeedway.com or call either the track phone (864) 226- 5481 or office (864) 882-0220. For information and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Sprints and USCS 600 Sprints at DIXIE is rained out and RESCHEDULED for 8/23

Atlanta, GA - July 20, 2014 - Due to overnight and early morning rains and the prospect of more rain for the rest of the day, the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series event at Dixie Speedway on Saturday, July 19th was cancelled/rained out. The decision has been made to re-scheduled the event on Saturday, August 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.

The next event for the United Sprint Car Series will be on Friday July 25th and Saturday, July 26th during at Anderson Motor Speedway near Anderson, South Carolina for the AMS Summer Nationals 2014. These races are rounds #3 and #4 of the four-race Road to Atlanta qualifiers for the USCS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 29th.

The two-night paved oval speed spectacular event also features the NASCAR Late Models on Friday night. Additionally, four NASCAR weekly racing divisions and the US Legends Cars race on both nights including their Regional /Nationals qualifier for four divisions on Saturday

For updated schedules, rules and other pertinent USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

23rd

Atlanta, GA - July 20, 2014 - Due to overnight and early morning rains and the prospect of more rain for the rest of the day, the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series event at Dixie Speedway on Saturday, July 19th was cancelled/rained out. The decision has been made to re-scheduled the event on Saturday, August 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.

The next event for the United Sprint Car Series will be on Friday July 25th and Saturday, July 26th during at Anderson Motor Speedway near Anderson, South Carolina for the AMS Summer Nationals 2014. These races are rounds #3 and #4 of the four-race Road to Atlanta qualifiers for the USCS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 29th.

The two-night paved oval speed spectacular event also features the NASCAR Late Models on Friday night. Additionally, four NASCAR weekly racing divisions and the US Legends Cars race on both nights including their Regional /Nationals qualifier for four divisions on Saturday

For updated schedules, rules and other pertinent USCS info please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

 

 

Terry Gray streaks to USCS “Thursday Thriller” win at Lavonia

(Chris Seelman photo) - LAVONIA, GA - July 17, 2014 - You can never keep a champion down for long and once again, wily veteran Terry Gray proved why. The ten-time United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N champion from Bartlett, Tennessee powered to the outside of K&N Filters pole-sitter Jay Dunham from Augusta, Georgia in the opening corner of Thursday night’s “Thursday Thriller” 30-lap feature event at Lavonia Speedway and held on the entire distance, despite two early-race red flags, to bank his second USCS feature victory of the 2014 season. The win was Gray’s 88th career series victory and broke a nearly two-month dry spell for the perennial championship contender and race winner.

“It feels really good to get back here (to Victory Lane) tonight,” Gray expressed in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane following the event. “I got a little nervous when I couldn’t get by the slower traffic ahead of me there late in the race, and I knew (teammate) Morgan (Turpen) was coming behind me, but I figured if I couldn’t get by them that no one was going to have the steam to pass me. Morgan ran a great race though, and this is a great night for our team.”

The race was slowed twice by red flags for on-track flips. The first red flew when USCS www.rockauto.com 600 Sprint Series regular Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama jumped the cushion in turn three and flipped, landing on all four wheels, and the second came out when 1998 series Rookie of the Year and past regional series Champ Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina spun coming off turn two and turned over after being slammed into by Johnny Gilbertson, who was unable to avoid Bridges’ spinning machine.

In both cases, the safety equipment did its job and the drivers were uninjured. Bridges, who was second in USCS Southern Thunder Tour points coming into the night, was especially disappointed after his night was over. “I’m not hurt, but my pride is,” a dejected Bridges expressed. “That’s the first time in years I just plain lost it. It was Just a tough night all the way around for us.”

Following the crashes, the final 26 laps ran green-to-checkered and Gray streaked away from the field while hometown driver Dunham (from Grovetown, GA) made a valiant effort to stay in the top five almost the entire distance, having arguably the strongest run of his USCS career over the course of the evening.

Ultimately, Dunham would fade and Gray’s teammate, Cordova, Tennessee native Morgan Turpen would close the gap to just over a car length at the checkered flag, finishing the night as the race’s runner-up. Charlotte, North Carolina young gun and 2010 Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year Eric Riggins would complete the podium in third, with Chillicothe, Ohio’s Danny Smith, a former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series regular, crossing the line in fourth. Three-time USCS championship runner-up and perennial feature contender Danny Martin Jr., from Sarasota, Florida rounded out the top five.

Dunham would lead the next group of drivers across the stripe, finishing his night in the sixth position. Another young gu, Thonotosassa, Florida driver Collin Cabre came home in seventh and Matt Kurtz returned to the USCS Sprint Car Series for the first time in over a year, ending up eighth. Pendergrass, Georgia’s Brian Thomas took the checkered flag in ninth and Venice, Florida wheelman Kenny Laureno capped off the top ten at the finish.

Gray kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Jay Dunham scored the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, his first career USCS heat race victory. Gray then rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Dunham 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, Dunham also received the K&N Filters Pole Award. Danny Smith passed the most cars in the A-main (four) 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, July 18th at Boyd’s Speedway with the running of Sprint Car Wars VI.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Thursday Thriller”; Lavonia Speedway; July 17th, 2014:

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

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Jay Dunham, Kenny Laureno, Danny Martin Jr., Collin Cabre, Danny Smith, Matt Kurtz, Johnny Bridges, Johnny Gilbertson.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Kyle Amerson, Eric Riggins Jr., Brandon McLain, Brian Thomas, Joe Larkin, Nicholas Snyder (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Thursday Thriller A-main: 30-laps:

1. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 2. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 3. #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #4 – Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH 5. #24 – Danny Martin Jr., Sarasota, FL 6. #51 – Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA 7. #12C – Collin Cabre, Thonotosassa, FL 8. #92 – Matt Kurtz, Jacksonville, FL 9. #67 – Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 10. #36 – Kenny Laureno, Venice, FL 11. #07 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 12. #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 13. #15 – Johnny Gilbertson, Dover, FL 14. #33 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 15. #29 – Kyle Amerson, Montgomery, AL 16. #116 – Nicholas Snyder, Marco Island, FL (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #51 – Jay Dunham Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #51 – Jay Dunham JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #4 – Danny Smith (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #?? – ??? Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #24 – Danny Martin Jr. Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #51 – Jay Dunham Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #12C – Collin Cabre DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #36 – Kenny Laureno

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.

 

 

Crawley takes USCS Speedweek 2014 Finale for 5-in-a-row in USCS Sprints at Riverside

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - July 17, 1014 - - It’s been a pretty good month to be Tim Crawley. Crawley, the 2012 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N champion from Benton, Arkansas, started from the K&N Filters Pole Position Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway and stomped the field once again, leading wire-to-wire and rolling into www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after taking the win in the rescheduled 30-lap USCS Sprint Speedweek Finale. The triumph was Crawley’s fifth straight United Sprint Car Series victory, as well as the 70th career USCS win of his impressive career.

Crawley had to endure three caution flags en route to scoring the win, one on Lap 10 when the #12M of Greg Merritt stopped in Turn 4, the second on Lap 20 when the #13T of Taylor Tidmore spun and collected 1999 series champion Marshall Skinner in the aftermath and the third with four laps to go when Cody Gardner spun into the inside tires and was unable to get restarted. Each time, Crawley marched away on the ensuing restart and was never challenged.

Marion, Arkansas native Jan Howard had a banner night, starting from the second position and chasing Crawley the entire distance to finish second. 2008 series Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennessee completed the podium in third and Bryant, Arkansas driver Zach Pringle finished fourth. Former series winner and West Memphis native A.G. Rains completed the top five.

Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Brandon Hahn ended the night in sixth, and Memphis rookie driver Howard Moore finished seventh after winning his heat race. Defending series champion Derek Hagar came home in eighth, his first start since winning four USCS features in a row a month ago. Millington, Tennessee’s Dalton Davis crossed the stripe in ninth and veteran racer, Johnny Gardner, from Benton, Arkansas, rounded out the top ten finishers.

Hagar, who won the first three feature events of this year’s USCS Sprint Speedweek, held on to claim his first Speedweek championship over Tim Crawley by 28 points. Crawley used Saturday’s victory to climb to second in the final Speedweek tally.

Crawley kicked off the evening’s racing action with a win in the Hoosier Speed Dash, and then went on to notch the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Howard Moore drove to victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Cody Gardner netted the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat win. Jan Howard collected the checkers in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

Gardner was the provisional polesitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but when first heat winner Crawley pulled a four in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Crawley garnered the K&N Pole Award.

Morgan Turpen grabbed the win in Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1, and Terry Gray collected the victory in www.rockauto.com B-Main #2. Anthony Nicholson 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 on this coming Thursday night, July the 17th, at the Lavonia Speedway for the “USCS Thursday Thriller” after rain forced postponement of the race during the month of June. The series then contests two additional events on the upcoming weekend at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday night and at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday, July 19th.

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: United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N;

Riverside International Speedway; West Memphis, AR on July 12, 2014.

Hoosier Speed Dash: Tim Crawley, Zack Pringle, A.G. Rains, Marshall Skinner and Anthony Nicholson.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat winner: Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Dalton Davis, Morgan Turpen, Ronny Howard, Dale Howard, Skylar Pipkin and Justin Webb –DNS.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat winner: Howard Moore, A.G. Rains, andy McElhannon, Terry Gray, Brad Bowden, Greg Merritt, Eddie Gallagher and Kevin Hinkle.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat winner: Cody Gardner, Marshall Skinner, Brandon Hahn, Zack Pringle, Dustin Barks, Chris Williams and Taylor Tidmore.

JE Pistons Fourth Heat winner: Jan Howard, Jordon Mallett, Johnny Gardner, Derek Hagar, Brandon Hanks, Bryce Vowan and Jeff Willingham.

Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1 winner: Morgan Turpen, Brandon Hanks, Dustin Barks, Ronny Howard, Bryce Vowan, Jeff Willingham, Greg Merritt and Kevin Hinkle – DNS.

www.rockauto.com B-main #2 winner: Terry Gray, Dale Howard, Chris Williams, Eddie Gallagher, Taylor Tidmore, Brad Bowden, Skylar Pipkin and Justin Webb – DNS.

United Sprint Car Series USCS Sprint Speedweek Finale A-main: 30-laps:

1. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #46 – Jan Howard, Marion, AR 3. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 4. #14Z – Zack Pringle, Benton, AR 5. #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 6. #29 – Brandon Hahn, Tulsa, OK 7. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 8. #9JR – Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 9. #12D – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 10. #31G – Johnny Gardner, Benton, AR 11. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 12. #3H – Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN 13. #22 – Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO 14. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 15. #8X – Chris Williams, Cordova, TN 16. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Hernando, MS 17. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 18. #14 – Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 19. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 20. #17G – Cody Gardner, Benton, AR 21. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 22. #13T – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, mS 23. #91 – Dale Howard, Byhalia, MS 24. #12M – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 25. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

Did not start the A-Main

26. #2 – Bryce Vowan, Marion, AR 27. #39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 28. #11 – Skylar Pipkin, Millington, TN 29. #21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR 30. #31 –Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

USCS Race Awards:

Hoosier Speed Dash: #88 – Tim Crawley Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #88 – Tim C Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #40 – Howard Moore Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #17G – Cody Gardner JE Pistons Fourth Heat: #46 – Jan Howard Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1: #10M – Morgan Turpen www.rockauto.com B-main #2: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 – Tim Crawley 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: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #3 – A.G. Rains Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #29 – Brandon Hahn Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #40 – Howard Moore DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #31G – Johnny Gardner

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 sprint cars headline Lavonia Speedway “THURSDAY THRILLER”special on THURSDAY, JULY 17th.

Atlanta, GA – July 8, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invades Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia on Thursday night (July 17th) at 7:30 pm for an event entitled the “THURSDAY THRILLER” speed spectacular. The event was previously scheduled on June 13th but was rained out just prior to the driver’s meeting. The newly re-modeled track has been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 18 seasons and was on the series original schedule on July 4, 1997.

The series last visited Lavonia Speedway last season on the same Father’s Day weekend when 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar was the first to reach the finish line and parked his mount in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after the USCS main event. Hagar is among the expected entries for Friday night’s event. Hagar currently leads the USCS 2014 win list with 6 wins this season.

Also entered is the current USCS National point’s leader and ten-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is also a previous winner at Lavonia Speedway. Additionally entered is Gray’s team-mate and the top ranked female sprint car racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who is currently in second position in the USCS National point standings. Gray and Turpen both have wins already this season in USCS series competition. Gray has over 80 USCS feature wins on his resume. Turpen who was the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, has a career USCS total of 5 feature wins.

Other expected potent USCS sprint car driver entries include two-time 2014 feature winner Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina and five-time USCS feature winner, 19 year-old young gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally April 12, 2014 USCS feature winner, Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina is entered. These six drivers lead a strong contingent of drivers from at least seven states into Friday’s speed contest at the famed Northeast Georgia oval looking for a chance to park in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane..

In addition to the 130 mile per hour USCS winged sprint cars the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints are on the USCS double-header racing card. The mini sprints will also reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour on Lavonia Speedway’s straight-aways. Joining the USCS sprint cars at Lavonia Speedway on Friday night’s busy racing card will be the Fastrak Pro Late Models, Hobby, Stock Four, Modified Street and Rookie/Beginner Four Cylinders.

The “THURSDAY THRILLER” is part of a three-night, three-track USCS north Georgia triple-header for the USCS sprint cars and mini sprints. On Friday night thre series moves on to Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia ( www.boydsspeedway.net ) for Sprint Car Wars IV and completes the weekend at famed Dixie Speedwy in Woodstock, Georgia for the Dixie Sprint Car Nationals 2014 ( www.dixiespeedway.com ) .

For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their website at www.lavoniaspeedway.net or call track manager Brad York at 706-491-4493. For information on the event you may also call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

 

 

 

BENTON, AR – July 5, 2014 - Fireworks exploded both on and off the race track on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway, and when the dust finally settled, Tim Crawley had every reason to cue the celebration again. Crawley, the 2012 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour filtercharged by K&N champion out of Benton, Arkansas, streaked to the lead in turn three ahead of a spinning Terry Gray after the two banged wheels going down the backstretch during the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish in Saturday night’s “Hammerdown at Hammer Hill” 30-lap feature event.

Crawley then held off Bryant, Arkansas driver Zach Pringle on the second green-white-checkered attempt to take home the victory after starting the race from the seventh position, completing a weekend sweep of three USCS Arkansas features in front of his hometown fans. The win was Crawley’s fourth straight visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane dating back to last weekend at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and the win was his 69th career USCS win overall. “We’re not gonna talk about (what happened in turn three), we’re gonna talk about that drive,” Crawley said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane amidst a standing ovation from his home crowd. “I gotta thank Mike Ward; he stepped out of this seat about eight years ago and let me drive this thing and it’s been great. We fought hard for this one tonight; the track was tough around the bottom, and we needed a couple of yellows and got them. We started the year off slow and I had my head buried in the sand; I couldn’t win anything, but this team never gave up and I never gave up, and look where we are now.”

Pringle took the lead on the initial start from K&N Filters polesitter Gray on the outside of the race track, but the ten-time series champion would overhaul the No. 14Z of Pringle on Lap 6 to return to the top spot. The race’s first caution flew at Lap 10 when 2011 series Rookie of the Year Jordon Mallett spun off the exit of turn 4, slowing the pace as Crawley sat mired in the fifth position.

On the restart Gray bolted away from the field as Crawley began to march, and when the field hit lapped traffic on Lap 18, Crawley picked off A.G. Rains and Pringle before setting his sights on the No. 10 of Gray. The veteran’s efforts were aided by a red flag on Lap 29 of the scheduled 30-lap distance, brought out when the No. 14 of Mallett turned over on the backstretch. Mallett was uninjured in the crash.

That set up the final dash to the checkered flag and Crawley’s last-ditch effort that ultimately won him the event, which was officially pushed one lap beyond its scheduled distance at the checkered flag.

Behind Crawley and Pringle, Arkansas drivers combined to create a Razorback State lockout of the top five finishing positions. 1999 series champion Marshall Skinner, from Marion, came home in third and former USCS feature winner A.G. Rains, out of West Memphis, finished in fourth. Benton native Cody Gardner rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.

Anthony Nicholson was the first non-Arkansan to cross under the twin checkers; the Bartlett, Tennessee driver ended the night in sixth. Justin Sturch from Benton, Arkansas notched a seventh-place result in his return to USCS competition, and Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen grabbed eighth place on the evening. Ninth went to Ernie Ainsworth, also from Bartlett, Tennessee who scored a USCS feature win back in 2005, and Tulsa, Oklahoma driver Brandon Hahn completed the top ten finishers.

Anthony Nicholson kicked off the evening’s racing action with a win in the Hoosier Speed Dash, breaking a string of three straight dash wins by Tim Crawley. Justin Webb notched the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Terry Gray drove to victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. A.G. Rains held off Crawley for the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat triumph, and Brandon Hahn collected the checkers in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat.

14-year-old Hernando, Mississippi driver Taylor Tidmore was the provisional polesitter for the first time in his career after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after first heat winner Webb pulled a four in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Terry Gray garnered the K&N Pole Award.

Howard Moore grabbed the win in Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1, and Robert Richardson hung on to take the victory in www.rockauto.com B-Main #2. Justin Sturch advanced the most positions in the A-main (twelve) to collect the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series is back in action next Saturday night, July the 12th, at the Riverside International Speedway for the rescheduled USCS Sprint Speedweek Finale event, after rain forced postponement of the race at the end of May. Jordon Mallett is the defending winner of the event.

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 filtercharged by K&N at I-30 Speedway; July 5th, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Anthony Nicholson, Jordon Mallett, Cody Gardner, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Marshall Skinner

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Justin Webb, Taylor Tidmore, Jeremy Middleton, Robert Richardson, Todd Fayard, Cody Howard, Jeff Willingham, Jordon Mallett, Brandon Kilpatrick (DNS)

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Marshall Skinner, Cody Gradner, Jan Howard, Joe Young, Howard Moore, 5X, Andy McElhannon, Greg Merritt

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: A.G. Rains, Tim Crawley, Dalton Davis, Tommy Snellgrove, Chris Williams, Justin Sturch, Johnny Gardner, Jim Perricone, Rick Pringle

JE Pistons Fourth Heat: Brandon Hahn, Anthony Nicholson, Zach Pringle, Morgan Turpen, Mark Huddleston, Ernie Ainsworth, Blake Jenkins, Kevin Hinkle, Curt Terrell

Saldana Racing Products B-Main #1: 12-laps (4 transfer) 1. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 2. #33 – Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX 3. #9 – Justin Sturch, Benton, AR 4. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 5. #8X – Chris Williams, Memphis, TN 6. #38 – Rick Pringle, Benton, AR 7. #31G – Johnny Gardner, Benton, AR 8. #13 – Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS 9. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 10. #12M – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 11. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX

www.rockauto.com B-Main #2: 12-laps (4 transfer) 1. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 2. #14 – Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 3. #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN 4. #12T – Joe Young, Benton, AR 5. #5X – Tyson Hall, Longview, TX 6. #22 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 7. #4 – Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR 8. #21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR 9. #99 – Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR (DNS) 10. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN (DNS) 11. #2 – Brandon Kilpatrick, Strayhorn, MS (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N “Hammerdown at Hammer Hill” Main Event: 31-laps; extended due to green-white-checkered finish 1. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #14Z – Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 3. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 4. #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 5. #17G – Cody Gardner, Benton, AR 6. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 7. #9 – Justin Sturch, Benton, AR 8. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 9. #91A – Ernie Ainsworth, Bartlett, TN 10. #29 – Brandon Hahn, Tulsa, OK 11. #12 – Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 12. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 13. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 14. #13T – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS 15. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 16. #46 – Jan Howard, Marion, AR 17. #15J – Jeremy Middleton, North Little Rock, AR 18. #12T – Joe Young, Benton, AR 19. #12M – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 20. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 21. #33 – Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX 22. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 23. #14 – Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 24. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN

Did Not Start A-Main:

#8X – Chris Williams, Memphis, TN #5X – Tyson Hall, Longview, TX #38 – Rick Pringle, Benton, AR #22 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS #31G – Johnny Gardner, Benton, AR #4 – Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR #13 – Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS #21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX #99 – Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #2 – Brandon Kilpatrick, Strayhorn, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #31 – Justin Webb Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #3 – A.G. Rains JE Pistons Fourth Heat: #29 – Brandon Hahn K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #14Z – Zach Pringle (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #9 – Justin Sturch Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #17G – Cody Gardner Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #9 – Justin Sturch DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #29 – Brandon Hahn

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

 

 

Crawley celebrates Independence Day with 2014 USCS victory #3 at Diamond Park

NASHVILLE, AR – July 4, 2014 – The 2012 United Sprint Car Series Outlsw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and the Mike Ward Racing #88 crew celebrated their Independence Day 2014 with their third visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in less than a week. This on didn’t come easy though as Crawley, who started from the K&N Filters Pole Position, had to hold off numerous challenges in traffic by ten-time series champion Terry Gray to notch the wire-to-wire victory in the caution-free 30-lap “Stars and Stripes Duel at the Diamond” A-main at Diamond Park Speedway on Friday night. The win was his 68th career series triumph.

“We were just riding around the bottom tonight, and I wasn’t gonna give the bottom up,” Crawley said after the win. “Lap traffic was fixing to be pretty difficult there if we had had a few more laps, but the starting position and drawing a zero (in the inversion by first heat winner Cody Gardner) meant a lot tonight. It’s three in a row, and you take ‘em any way you can get ‘em.”

Crawley’s long-time rival Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee came home in the runner-up position and said he just didn’t have the breaks to make a true challenge for the win. “We just didn’t catch traffic in quite the right spots to get underneath Tim,” the ten-time series champ explained. “He had a really good race car, and we did too, but congrats to him on the victory. He earned it tonight.”

Behind the two series veterans another veteran, 1999 series champion Marshall Skinner, from Marion, Arkansas completed the podium in third place at the checkered flag. Two-time Flip Flop 50 winner and Benton native Cody Gardner ended the night in fourth and 2011 series Rookie of the Year Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas completed the top five finishers.

Sixth place went to Bartlett, Tennessee driver and 2008 Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson, with Bryant, Arkansas native Zach Pringle coming home in seventh. Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen, the only female racer in the field, came home in eighth place, leaving Brandon Hahn ( from Tulsa, Oklahoma) and Robert Richardson (from Searcy, Arkansas) to round out the top ten at race’s end.

Crawley started off the night’s racing action with a win in the six-lap Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Cody Gardner held off Crawley to notch the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Terry Gray grabbed the Butlerbuilt Second Heat win. After first heat winner Gardner pulled a zero in the K&N Filters Inversion Draw, Tim Crawley garnered the K&N Pole Award. Chris Williams advanced the most positions in the A-main (three) to score the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N concludes their three-race Arkansas weekend with the “Hammerdown 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 filtercharged by K&N at Diamond Park Speedway; July 4th, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Morgan Turpen, Zach Pringle, A.G. Rains, Marshall Skinner.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Cody Gardner, Tim Crawley, Brandon Hahn, Morgan Turpen, Zach Pringle, Robert Richardson, Mark Huddleston, Jeff Willingham, Joe Young (DNS)

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Marshall Skinner, Jordon Mallett, Anthony Nicholson, A.G. Rains, Todd Fayard, Tommy Snellgrove, Jim Perricone, Chris Williams (DNS) \ 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. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 4. #17G – Cody Gardner, Benton, AR 5. #14 – Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 6. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 7. #2J – Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 8. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 9. #29 – Brandon Hahn, Tulsa, OK 10. #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 11. #13 – Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS 12. #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 13. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 14. #33 – Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX 15. #8X – Chris Williams, Memphis, TN 16. #10P – Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX 17. #4 – Tommy Snellgrove, Little Rock, AR 18. #12T – Joe Young, Benton, AR (DNS)

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #88 – Tim Crawley Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #17G – Cody Gardner Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 – Tim Crawley JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Tim Crawley (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #8X – Chris Williams Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #14 – Jordon Mallett

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #2J - Zach Pringle DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #32X – Robert Richardson

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

 

 

Crawley gets second USCS win of the week in the “Glen Francis Memorial Cup at Crowley’s Ridge

PARAGOULD, AR - July 3, 2014 - Two weeks ago, Tim Crawley was 0-for-the 2014 season in USCS wins. Since then, he’s two-for-two. Crawley, the Benton, Arkansas native driving for renowned team owner Mike Ward, started on the K&N Filters Pole Position and sprinted away from Marshall Skinner following a restart at the halfway point of Thursday night’s United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Glen Francis Memorial Cup 30-lap A-main, never looking back en route to a wire-to-wire win and trip to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane ahead of fellow Arkansas native Zach Pringle. The triumph was Crawley’s second straight USCS sprint car victory, and 67th career series win.

“I’ll tell you, this is redemption after how the first half of our season went,” said Crawley, who also won the Glen Francis Memorial Cup during its inaugural running in 2012. “We’ve got a lot of great people behind us; Mike Ward, all these guys on the crew; it feels really good to get them a win tonight.”

“The track took a lot of rubber in the second half of the race; it could almost pass for asphalt now, and everyone knows I hate running asphalt,” Crawley quipped, “but this was a good track tonight and I’m grateful to have our season back on track.”

The event was slowed by caution five times over the course of the 30 laps, with the first yellow flying at Lap 7 when Cody Gardner jumped the cushion in turn four and ended up coming to a stop on top of the hill overlooking the race track. He was able to continue. The second caution flew three laps later when Terry Gray came to a stop in turn four along with the No. 22 of Cody Howard, whose night was ended by a bent right-front axle.

The race’s final three cautions all occurred in a two-lap span just before halfway, with a two car spin on the backstretch and a subsequent spin in turn four by Joe B. Miller drawing consecutive yellows on lap 13, and then a spin by the No. 99 of Blake Jenkins slowing the pace for the final time on Lap 14, setting up the second half sprint to the finish.

Behind Crawley and Pringle, Marion, Arkansas native and 1999 USCS champion Marshall Skinner completed the podium in third after running second to Crawley most of the night. Hernando, Mississippi driver Brad Bowden finished fourth, and 2008 series Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson, from Bartlett, Tennessee rounded out the top five.

Howard Moore sailed home in the sixth position, with female hotshoe Morgan Turpen, out of Cordova, Tennessee finishing seventh. A.G. Rains held down the eighth spot at the checkered flag, Justin Webb ended the night in ninth, and defending Rookie of the Year and Bartlett native Curt Terrell completed the top ten.

Crawley 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. Marshall Skinner rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat, and Zach Pringle netted the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat win. Brad Bowden grabbed the checkered flag in the www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat. After the inversion draw, Crawley received the K&N Filters Pole Award, with Arkansas young gun Jordon Mallett taking the win in the 12-lap Saldana Race Products B-main. Howard Moore passed the most cars in the A-main (ten) to grab the Willwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule Friday night with their second event of a three-race Arkansas swing, the Duel at the Diamond at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas.

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series “Glen Francis Memorial Cup”; Crowley’s Ridge Raceway; July 3rd, 2014 Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Curt Terrell, Andy McElhannon.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Curt Terrell, Todd Fayard, Ronny Howard, 14R, Blake Jenkins.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Marshall Skinner, A.G. Rains, Terry Gray, Cody Gardner, Howard Moore, Eddie Gallagher, Tim Sites, Cody Howard.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Zach Pringle, Joe B. Miller, Jordon Mallett, Greg Merritt, Jeff Willingham, Kevin Hinkle, Taylor Tidmore (DNS).

www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: Brad Bowden, Justin Webb, Johnny Gardner, Jan Howard, Andy McElhannon, Robert Richardson, Samantha Gargus-Sites.

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

1. #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #2J – Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 3. #26 – Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 4. #39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 5. #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 6. #40 – Howard Moore, Memphis, TN 7. #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 8. #3 – A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 9. #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN 10. #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 11. #17G – Cody Gardner, Benton, AR 12. #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 13. #46 – Jan Howard, Marion, AR 14. #51B – Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO 15. #14 – Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 16. #42 – Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 17. #99 – Blake Jenkins, Benton, AR 18. #12M – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 19. #21 – Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR 20. #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 21. #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 22. #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 23. #22 – Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 24. #13 – Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS (DNS)

Did Not Start A-main: #96S – Samantha Gargus-Sites, Memphis, TN #14R – Ryan Roy, Dyersburg, TN #31G – Johnny Gardner, Benton, AR #88S – Tim Sites, Memphis, TM #32X – Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR #13T – Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #88 – Tim Crawley Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #88 – Tim Crawley Butlerbuilt Second Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: #2J – Zach Pringle www.rockauto.com Fourth Heat: #39 – Brad Bowden K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 – Tim Crawley JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #40 – Howard Moore Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #40 – Howard Moore Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #27 – Curt Terrell

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.

 

 

 

United Sprint Car Series (USCS) 2014 schedule change and update

Atlanta, GA - July 3, 2014 - Due to the need to re-schedule some of the dirt events that have been rained out recently, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters has made the following change in the July racing schedule: The USCS Road to Atlanta paved track event originally scheduled at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina on July 11th and 12th has been postponed two weeks until July 25th and 26th. This event will be the final USCS “Road to Atlanta” qualifier for the USCS Sprint Car Shootout event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th.

The Anderson Motor Speedway two-day event will include two full nights of USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car racing with time trial qualifying, the Hoosier Speed Dash, heat races and a www.rockauto.com USCS sprint car main event each night. Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina won the April 25th USCS event at Anderson Motor Speedway earlier this year.

The Anderson Motor Speedway date change has eliminated the previously scheduled USCS sprint car event at Watermelon Capital Speedway on July 25th and 26th. A possible replacement date for the Watermelon Capital Speedway event is under consideration.

The Anderson Motor Speedway two-day event is entitled as the AMS/USCS Asphalt Summer Nationals. In addition to the USCS sprint cars during Friday night’s Round One, the event will feature the popular NASCAR Late Model Stock division plus stock car racing in four divisions and the Legends Cars series. Round Two on Saturday night will feature the championship rounds for the USCS presented by K&N winged sprint cars plus the finals in four weekly stock car divisions and the Legends Cars series.

The Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS Sprint Car Shootout event is part of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s NASCAR Labor Day weekend event. During the August 29th event all of the practice, time trial qualifying and heat races on the AMS ¼ mile Thunder Ring will occur in the afternoon. The completion of the event happens that evening with a 50-lap A-Main event contested after the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying rounds.

The 2013 USCS Sprint Car Shootout at Atlanta Motor Speedway saw the USCS winged sprint cars compete before over 30,000 race fans and all of the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup race teams under the lights. California sprint car top gun JoJo Helberg won the 50-lap thriller after passing Brian Gingras from Lakeland, Florida, who led the first 48 laps, with two laps to go.

We apologize for any inconvenience this schedule change has caused anyone. For USCS sprint car rules, schedules and information, Please visit the series official website at www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-73223 or 770-865-6097. Follow USCS on Twitter @uscsracing or Facebook Usc

 

 

Outlaw Thunder sprint car triple-header highlights Independence Day weekend racing at 3 Arkansas tracks

Atlanta, GA (July 2, 2014) – The United sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters kicks off a three-day, three-track Independence Day holiday weekend swing through Arkansas starting on Thursday, July 3rd with the 3rd annual “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas. On the following night (July 4th ) The series travels Southwest in the state to Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas for the 2nd annual “Duel at the Diamond”. The weekend of speed contests and Fireworks displays concludes on Saturday, July 5thh at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas with the series 2nd ever appearance at the famed ¼ mile clay oval for the USCS “Hammer Down at Hammer Hill”.

The weekend offers up over $40,000 in prize money including $2000 to the first driver to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane each night. Each event awards USCS presented by K&N Filters National points as well as USCS mid South regional series championship points.

The K&N Filters Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints join the sprint cars at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway on Thursday night. On Friday night at Diamond Park Speedway, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds are also on the racing card. Each track has Stock Car racing and a special holiday fireworks show on the program for a full night of family entertainment.

For informstion and directions on the race tracks please visit www.crraceway.com for Crowley’s Ridge Raceway. Visit www.diamondparkspeedway.com for info on Diamond Park Speedway. For details about and directions to I-30 Speedway please visit www.i-30speedway.com

For more USCS information, rules and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call USCS at 770-865-6097. Updates will be posted the Uscsracing Facebook page and on Twitter @uscsracing with all official results and point standings posted www.uscsracing.com.

 

 

Crawley wins rain-shorted Poplar Bluff USCS by K&N sprint event.

POPLAR BLUFF, MO – June 28, 2014 - Most days at the racetrack the rain is an unwanted curse, but sometimes it can be a welcome blessing. Saturday night for Tim Crawley and the Mike Ward Racing team, it was just that. Crawley, a native of Benton, Arkansas, sprinted away from the field after winning his heat race and starting on the K&N Filters Pole Position to win his first United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour filtercharged by K&N main event of the season at Poplar Bluff Speedway. The feature was scheduled for 30 laps, but was shortened to 17 laps after a deluge of rain swamped the speedway and ended the night under a red/checkered condition. The win was Crawley's 66th career trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane , which is third on the all-time win list.

"This is never the way you want to win one; you always want to get it under green and fly under the checkered flag, but after how close we've come so many times this year, we will absolutely take it," Crawley said in his hauler after the race as fans and crew members alike scurried for cover. "It feels good to finally get one for (team owner Mike Ward) and this whole crew; they've worked their butts off this year and they finally get to celebrate the spoils of victory for once."

The race was slowed by caution only once, when the No. 44 of Nesbit, Mississippi's Ronny Howard slapped the outside wall going into Turn 3 and came to a stop with one lap complete. Howard was unable to rejoin the field, and Crawley sprinted away from Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm on the restart and away to the rain-soaked victory when the skies opened up. Bellm came home in the runner-up position, with Sikeston, Missouri's Jerrod Hull, an eight-time USCS feature winner, completing the podium in third. Bartlett, Tennessee's Anthony Nicholson ended his night in the fourth position, and Springfield, Illinois native Robbie Standridge capped off the top five finishers.

Ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee, flew home in sixth and Nesbit, Mississippi's Andy McElhannon was credited with seventh at the checkers. Cordova, Tennessee's Morgan Turpen finished eighth on the night, and 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Curt Terrell (Bartlett, TN) finished ninth. Two-time USCS feature winner and 2011 Rookie of the Year Jordon Mallett, from Greenbrier, Arkansas, rounded out the top ten.

Andy McElhannon kicked off the night’s racing action by scoring the win in the Hoosier Speed Dash. Kyle Bellm held off Terry Gray to net the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat victory, and Tim Crawley drove from eighth up to the win in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After first heat winner Bellm pulled a zero in the inversion draw, Crawley scored the K&N Filters Pole Award. Robert Richardson advanced the most positions in the A-main to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

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 Poplar Bluff Speedway; Saturday, June 28, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Andy McElhannon, Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Jeff Willingham, Morgan Turpen, Ronny Howard (DNS)

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Kyle Bellm, Terry Gray, Andy McElhannon, Anthony Nicholson, Jordon Mallett, Jeff Willingham, Robert Richardson, Greg Merritt and Clint Weiss.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Robbie Standridge, Jerrod Hull, Curt Terrell, Mike Pack, Dylan DeJournett, Ronny Howard, Dustin Barks.

United Sprint Car Series at Poplar Bluff Speedway Main Event: 17 laps (shortened from 30 laps due to rain)

1. #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 2. #14K - Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO 3. #01 - Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO 4. #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 5. #99 - Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL 6. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 7. #42 - Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 8. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 9. #27 - Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 10. #14 - Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR 11. #32X - Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 12. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13. #17 - Mike Pack, Batesville, AR 14. #7D - Dylan DeJournett, New Madrid, MO 15. #0X - Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 16. #12M - Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 17. #44 - Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 18. #22 - Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO (DNS)

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:

USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #42 – Andy McElhannon Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #14K – Kyle Bellm Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #88 – Tim Crawley K&N Filters Pole Award: #88 – Tim Crawley JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #01 – Jerrod Hull Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #32X – Robert Richardson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #99 – Robbie Standridge Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10 – Terry Gray Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #14 – Jordon Mallett

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 Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprints kick off five-race run at Poplar Bluff Speedway’s on Saturday, June 28th

June 23, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars kickoff off a busy two weeks of racing with five events in the USCS presented by K&N Mid South region. The first of the five races is this Saturday night (6/28) at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri during the “Fireworks 150”. The race that as formerly held at the now closed Malden Speedway will pay $2000 to the first driver to reach the www.rockaauto.com USCS Victory Lane. The event also guarantees $300 to the last place starter/finisher in the A-Main.

On the following Thursday night (July 3rd) the series headlines the 3rd annual “Rumble at the Ridge” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas. On Friday, July 4th the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged warriors invade Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Arkansas for 2nd annual Duel at the Diamond. The Independence Day weekend action ends for the USCS drivers on Saturday, July 5th with the series 2nd ever stop at the historic I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas for the USCS “Hammerdown at Hammer Hill”. All three events will have a $2000 check waiting in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane for the winner. The final event of five-race, two-week run will be the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 Finale on Saturday, July 12th at Riverside International Speedway. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 31st, but was rained out.

The Poplar Bluff Speedway event is a USCS double-header as the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds join the USCS winged sprint cars on the racing card while racing for $1200 to win. Five Poplar Bluff Speedway weekly racing divisions also join the two USCS sanctioned divisions on the action-packed racing card with a full racing program in each division as well. Those divisions include the Nesmith Dirt Late Models, Super Street, Nesmith Street Stock, E-MOD and Mini Stock divisions. Also included in the evening’s entertainment will be holiday fireworks.

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located at 1989 Speedway Dr, Poplar Bluff MO. 63901. For Track Info Contact: Vernon Barker (573) 718-9658 or Butch Knuckles (573) 718-6307.

The track’s website is www.poplarbluffspeedway.com . For additional information about the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) racing divisions including rules and updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or mobile number at 770-865-6097.

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

 

 

USCS Winged Outlaw Sprints and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds co-headline Poplar Bluff Speedway’s “Fireworks 150” racing action on Saturday, June 28th

June 16, 2014 – After finally getting a completed event in at East Alabama Motor Speedway on Saturday night following four straight rain-outs the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars kickoff a busy month of races at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Saturday, June 28th.during the Fireworks 150. The race that as formerly held at the now closed Malden Speedway is the first of 10 race night5s for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged warriors from June 28th until July 26th. The 10 race run offers well over $125,000 in posted cash and contingencies with nearly $25,000 up for grabs by one driver.

The Poplar Bluff Speedway event is co-headlined by the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars with a $2000 to win contest and the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds who are racing for $1000 to win. Five Poplar Bluff Speedway weekly racing divisions join the two USCS sanctioned divisions on the action-packed racing card with a full racing program in each division as well. Those divisions include the Nesmith Dirt Late Models, Super Street, Nesmith Street Stock, E-MOD and Mini Stock divisions. Also included in the evening’s entertainment will be Holiday fireworks.

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located at 1989 Speedway Dr, Poplar Bluff MO. 63901. For Track Info Contact: Vernon Barker (573) 718-9658 or Butch Knuckles (573) 718-6307. The track’s website is www.poplarbluffspeedway.com . For additional information about the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) racing divisions including rules and updated racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or mobile number at 770-865-6097.

Copyrighted photo of 4 wide USCS Salute to Fans please give credit to Phil Bowden

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

 

 

Hagar races to second Helton Memorial win in a row at East Alabama Motor Speedway

PHENIX CITY, AL – June 14, 2014 - On a night when the number 27 was recognized in many different ways, Derek Hagar used the numerology of the evening to further extend his already sterling 2014 record. Hagar, the defending United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour filtercharged by K&N Filters champion from Marion, Arkansas, streaked past K&N Filters Pole Position starter Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina on the opening lap of Saturday night's 7th annual Randy Helton Memorial 27 lap main event and never looked back, leading wire-to-wire to pick up his sixth USCS win of the 2014 season and his fourth consecutive win in the series. Hagar also became the first driver to win the Randy Helton Memorial twice, following his win a year ago in the prestigious event. Hagar additionally raced with Randy Helton at the speedway during the 2007 season when Hagar captured his first USCS sprint car win in his Sophomore season with the series.

Appropriately, the victory in the 27 lap contest was Hagar's 27th career win, matching the car number Helton campaigned for multiple years on the USCS tour before his untimely passing in March of 2008. "This is really really cool," Hagar said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane following his traditional wing-walk celebration. "Randy was a friend to everyone in the sprint car pits; I got my first win ever in the series here in 2007 racing against Randy, and this race is so special. It's one that everyone wants to win and I'm honored to have two of these trophies now. It's a special night for us."

Hagar who initially started in the fourth position, said "I'm not sure what happened on the start there; all I know is the 47 (Eric Riggins Jr.) and the 07 (Bridges) got a little crazy there on the opening lap the first two times. Third time was the charm for us though; we got out front there and that was that." concluded Hagar.

Bridges, the Cherryville, North Carolina native, started from the K&N Pole Position and led the field to the green flag, but hopped the left-front tire of the 47 of Riggins on the initial start, forcing a second try to get the race going. On the second try, chaos struck in the form of a six-car melee in Turn 4 that started on the front row and swept up Riggins, Brian Thomas, Terry Witherspoon, Bob Auld, Clint Weiss, and Jeff Willingham, who flipped end over end but came to rest on all four wheels and climbed out of his car uninjured.

As Hagar drove away from the field, a three-car battle for second raged behind him between ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, Bridges and Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina Riggins, who both drove from the back up to the top five before Riggins ultimately inherited third place on lap 16 when Bridges spun in turn 2 while trying to lap Pendergrass, Georgia's Brian Thomas to bring out the only caution of the night.

That set up a restart which gave Gray and Riggins a shot to catch Hagar and battle for the win, but the Arkansan would not be denied. Gray, out of Bartlett, Tennessee, had to settle for second, with Riggins (Charlotte, N.C.) completing in the K&N Filters Podium Award third position. Cordova, Tennessee's Morgan Turpen, the only female sprint car racer in the field, finished a solid night in fourth place, and Jacksonville, Florida racer Terry Witherspoon rounded out the top five.

Bridges held on despite a fading car to come home sixth and Indian Trail, North Carolina's Brandon McLain continued a recent string of strong runs with a seventh place finish. Brian Thomas was scored eighth at the checkered flag, with Largo, Florida veteran Bob Auld racing his way to a ninth place finish. Active-duty Army serviceman Clint Weiss completed the top ten finishers.

Eric Riggins Jr. kicked off the night’s racing action by scoring the win in the Hoosier Speed Dash. Riggins then backed up his dash win by grabbing the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat victory, while Derek Hagar drove to the checkered flag in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After first heat winner Riggins pulled a zero in the inversion draw, Johnny Bridges scored the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brian Thomas advanced the most positions in the A-main (three) to score the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

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; East Alabama Motor Speedway; Saturday, June 14, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Eric Riggins Jr., Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Terry Witherspoon, Bob Auld, Brandon McLain.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins Jr., Terry Gray, Bob Auld, Brandon McLain, Jeff Willingham, Brian Thomas, Clint Weiss, Jay Dunham (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Derek Hagar, Morgan Turpen, Johnny Bridges, Terry Witherspoon, Collin Cabre, Tanner Witherspoon, Jason Troutman, Joe Larkin (DNS).

United Sprint Car Series "Randy Helton Memorial" at East Alabama Motor Speedway Main Event: 27 laps

1. #1A - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. #47 - Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC 4. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 5. #43 - Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 6. #07 - Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 7. #21B - Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 8. #67 - Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA 9. #83 - Bob Auld, Largo, FL 10. #0X - Clint Weiss, Jesup, GA 11. #4 - Jason Troutman, Vale, NC 12. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 13. #99 - Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 14. #12C - Collin Cabre, Thonotosassa, FL 15. #33 - Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS) 16. #51 - Jay Dunham, Grovetown, GA (DNS)

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:

USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #1A – Derek Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. (3rd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #47 – Eric Riggins Jr. Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #67 – Brian Thomas Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #21B – Brandon McLain DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #0X – Clint Weiss

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 Thunder Tour sprint cars presented by K&N Filters headline Lavonia Speedway Father’s Day weekend special on FRIDAT, JUNE 13th.

Atlanta, GA – June 11, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Lavonia Speedway on Friday night (June13th) for an action packed Father’s Day weekend SPECIAL EVENT. The series visits the re-modeled Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia for the event billed as Lavonia Speedway Night of Thunder 2014. The track has been a USCS driver and fan favorite over the past 18 seasons and was on the series original schedule on July 4, 1997.

The series last visited Lavonia Speedway last season on the same Father’s Day weekend when 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar was the first to reach the finish line and parked his mount in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after the USCS main event. Hagar is among the expected entries for Friday night’s event. Hagar currently leads the USCS 2014 win list with 5 wins this season.

The current USCS National point’s leader and ten-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who is also a previous winner at Lavonia Speedway. Gray’s team-mate and female racer Morgan Turpen is currently in second position in the USCS National point standings. Both of those two drivers are entered. Gray and Turpen both have wins already this season in USCS series competition. Gray has over 80 USCS feature wins on his resume. Turpen who was the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, has a career USCS total of 5.

Other expected potent USCS sprint car driver entries include two-time 2014 feature winner Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina and five-time USCS feature winner, 19 year-old young gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally April 12, 2014 USCS feature winner, Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina is entered. These six drivers lead a strong contingent of drivers from at least seven states into Friday’s speed contest at the famed Northeast Georgia oval looking for a chance to park in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane..

In addition to the 130 mile per hour USCS winged sprint cars the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints are on the USCS double-header racing card. The mini sprints will also reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour on Lavonia Speedway’s straight-aways. Joining the USCS sprint cars at Lavonia Speedway on Friday night’s busy racing card will be the Fastrak Pro Late Models, Hobby, Stock Four, Modified Street and Rookie/Beginner Four Cylinders.

For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their website at www.lavoniaspeedway.net or call track manager Brad York at 706-491-4493. For information on the event you may also call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint pre-entry list for:

Lavonia Speedway event – Friday, June 13, 2014

No….Car#...Driver / Hometown

1. 0x Clint Weiss, Seale, AL

2. 1A Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL

3. 1A Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

4. 4 Jason Troutman, Vale, NC

5. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, MC

6. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

7. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN

8. 12 Collin Cabre, Thonatosassa, FL

9. 13 Todd Fayard Saucier, MS

10. F-16 Lance Hester, Gukfport, MS

11. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC

12. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC

13. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

14. 29 Kyle Amerson, Matthews, AL

15. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA

16. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL

17. 47 Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC

18. 67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC

19. 67 Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA

20. 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL

21. 99 Tanner Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL

22. 116 Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL (Rookie)

 

 

USCS OUTLAW THUNDER SPRINT CAR “SPEED XPLOSION” HEADLINES RACING AT EAST ALABAMA MOTOR SPEEDWAY on SATURDAY NIGHT (6/14/14)

Atlanta, GA - June 7, 2014 - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing headlines the racing program at East Alabama Motor Speedway on Saturday June 14th. The K&N Filters sponsored United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars roar into the fast 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval for the 17th Annual “Alabama Outlaw Sprint Car Nationals”, a yearly tradition at the World famous speedway. This event is race number fourteen on the 18th Anniversary schedule for the Nationally touring USCS sprint car drivers.

This event will be the one and only visit scheduled during the 2014 season for the USCS winged sprint cars to East Alabama Motor Speedway. This race will award National points as well as points in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series Championship to the drivers. The race is also a bonus point’s opportunity for drivers competing in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series standings. The USCS Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Eastern Tennessee and both Carolinas. The Mid-South region contests events in Western Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee.

This special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car 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 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 racing tires.

Saturday night's USCS presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car program will feature a full program of racing in the USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars that includes test and tune hot laps 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-lap shootout followed by qualifying heat races and a Last Chance/B-Main race. The evening’s grand finale will be the 30-lap 7th annual Randy Helton Memorial Race A-main event. The Limited Late Models and three other EAMS weekly racing divisions will join two winged sprint cars on the action-packed racing program. The additional racing divisions on the card include the Hobby, Bombers and Road Warriors plus the popular www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints with a full program of racing action in each division.

Ten-time USCS National Champion and the current National point’s leader, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee heads the entry list for the East Alabama Motor Speedway USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event. Gray is among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past 7 years with over 60 feature wins.

Additionally entered is the 2011 USCS Sprint Car Nationals and Randy Helton Memorial Race champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen, who is only the second woman to ever reach the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane in the eighteen year history of USCS competition, was the runner-up for the USCS National Championship in the 2010 and 2011 title chases and is currently in second place in the 2014 USCS National standings. Turpen has fond memories of the high-speed 4/10 mile East Alabama Motor Speedway oval, where she captured her career first USCS feature win during that 2011 Randy Helton Memorial Race event. She is the Nation’s top-ranked female sprint car driver and is a five-time USCS feature winner

Turpen is expected to be joined by another talented young driver who is entered. That is nineteen-year-old 2010 USCS Southern Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year and another five-time USCS feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also on the entry list with hopes to be the 2014 Randy Helton Memorial Race Champion are several notable USCS entries including: The 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley. Mississippi and 1998 USCS Rookie of the Year Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina. Bridges who has two USCS feature winners already in 2014, was also a 2004 USCS regional series Champion. Bridges who is always a threat to win, will bring his rare (to sprint car racing) Ford powered car to East Alabama.

Expected entries include veteran drivers Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina who won on April 12th at Lancaster Motor Speedway (SC) plus Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina. Both drivers rank in the top five of the Southern Thunder regional series standings. Veterans David Thorman from Greenville, South Carolina and Georgia driver entries include: Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass and Late Model veteran, but, sprint car rookie Jay Dunham, from Grovetown, Georgia are all entered.

Also expected are 20 12 Randy Helton Memorial Race Champion and 2000 USCS Rookie of the Year, Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi plus sprint car veterans Bob Auld from Largo, Florida and Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida. Rookie sprint car racer, Kyle Amerson from Matthews, Alabama and the 2007 Southern Thunder regional series USCS Rookie of the Year, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa and US Army soldier Clint Weiss from Seale, Alabama are expected to represent “Alabama the Beautiful”.

East Alabama Motor Speedway is located just six miles West of Phenix City, Alabama 4238 US Highway 80 West. The track’s phone number is 334-297-2594 and the website is www.eamsdirt.com For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars headline Lavonia Speedway and East Alabama Motor Speedway For Father’s Day weekend specials

Atlanta, GA – June 5, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars keep a busy 2014 racing schedule rolling with a North Georgia and Eastern Alabama double-header in the Southern regional series on Father’s Day weekend. On Friday, June 13th the series visits the re-modeled Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia. On Saturday, June 14th the USCS sprint drivers make their 20th+ visit to East Alabama Motor Speedway for the USCS Alabama Sprint Car Nationals 2014 and 7th annual Randy Helton Memorial Race. Both tracks have been USCS driver and fan favorites over the past 17 seasons and were on the schedule when the series was founded in 1997. Both events will pay $2000 to the winner with $4500 possible.

The series last visited Lavonia Speedway last season on the same weekend. The 4/10 mile red clay oval track was closed for two years before re-opening for the 2013 season under new ownership and . The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters has been a Father’s Day weekend tradition at East Alabama Motor Speedway for eighteen years. The USCS sprint cars will be making their one and only scheduled appearances of the season at both speedways.

In addition to the 130 mile per hour USCS winged sprint cars, the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car series winged mini sprints who will also reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour on Lavonia Speedway’s straight-aways. Join the USCS sprint cars at Lavonia Speedway on Friday night’s busy racing card will be the Fastrak Pro Late Models, Hobby, Stock Four and Rookie/Beginner Four Cylinders.

On Saturday night both of the USCS sprint car divisions are on the USCS Alabama Sprint Car Nationals racing card. At East Alabama Motor Speedway four weekly racing divisions also join the action with those open wheel headliners. Thise Saturday EAMS divisions are the Limited Late Models, Hobby, Bombers and Road Warriors.

For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their website at www.lavoniaspeedway.net or call track manager Brad York at 706-491-4493. For East Alabama Motor Speedway info please visit www.eamsdirt.com or call the track office at 334-297-2594. For information on either event please call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

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

 

 

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints join Lavonia Speedway and East Alabama Motor Speedway Father’s Day weekend specials

Atlanta, GA – June 5, 2014 – The www.rockauto.com USCS Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints re-start their 2014 racing schedule after two straight rain-out with a North Georgia and Eastern Alabama double-header in the Southern regional series on Father’s Day weekend. On Friday, June 13th the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will join the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars for a USCS sprint car double-header at the re-modeled Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia. On Saturday, June 14th the USCS 600 Sprint drivers make their only 2014 visit to East Alabama Motor Speedway for the USCS Alabama Sprint Car Nationals 2014. Both tracks have been USCS driver and fan favorites in past seasons. Both events will pay $500 to the USCS 600 Sprint winner with $1300+ possible in cash and contingency awards over the two-night weekend.

The series last visited Lavonia Speedway last season on the same weekend. The 4/10 mile red clay oval track was closed for two years before re-opening for the 2013 season under new ownership. The USCS 600 sprint cars will be making their one and only scheduled appearances of the season at both speedways.

In addition to the 100 mile per hour www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints, the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the Fastrak Pro Late Models, Hobby, Stock Four Cylinders and Rookie/Beginner Four Cylinders are on the racing card on Friday night.

On Saturday night both of the USCS sprint car divisions are on the USCS Alabama Sprint Car Nationals racing card. At East Alabama Motor Speedway four weekly racing divisions also join the action with those open wheel headliners. Thise Saturday EAMS divisions are the Limited Late Models, Hobby, Bombers and Road Warriors.

For info on Lavonia Speedway please visit their website at www.lavoniaspeedway.net or call track manager Brad York at 706-491-4493. For East Alabama Motor Speedway info please visit www.eamsdirt.com or call the track office at 334-297-2594. For information on either event please call the USCS series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For USCS 600 Sprint Car Series rules, info and updated schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com

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

 

 

USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #4 at Talladega short Track Rained Out! on to Magnolia for Round #5

Eastaboga, AL – Thursday, May 29th - After three successful Memorial Day weekend events, the United Sprint Car Series 2014 Sprint Car Speedweek Round #4 "THUNDER THURSDAY event at Talladega Short Track was cancelled when rains came around 2:00 pm.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars now moves on to Speedweek Round #5 at Magnolia Motor Speedway (www.magnoliadirt.com) in Columbus, MS on Friday night May 30th at 7:30pm. Two other USCS series the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints plus Super Late Models, Nesmith Dirt Late Models, Nesmith Street stocks and Mini stocks are on the racing card as well Friday night.

On Saturday night, May 31st at 7:30 pm the series completes the USCS Speedweek 2014 with a final Round #6 event at historic Riverside Int. Speedway (www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com) in West Memphis, AR.

Four weekly racing divisions join the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour racers including the Riverside Limited Late Models, Open Wheel Modified, Stock Car and 305 winged sprint car divisions.

For rules and info on the USCS please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

USCS Sprint Speedweek point standings as of May 26, 2014 after the Clayhill event.
Pos. Car# Driver Points
1 9Jr Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 450
2 26 Marshall Skinner,Marion, AR 430
3 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 426
4 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 408
5 3 A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR 398
6 14z Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 394
7 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 390
tie 12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 390
9 94 Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 388
10 13 Todd Fayard, Saucier, MS 384
11 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 378
12 10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 370
13 5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 368
14 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 358
15 12M Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 344
16 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 276
17 4M Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 260
18 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 242
tie 42 Andy McElhannon, Hernando, MS 242
20 32x Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 240
21 13T Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS 222
22 1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 220
23 3H Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN 146
24 31G Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR 142
tie 17 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL 142
26 51 Joe B Miller, Millersville, MO 130
27 11 Jake Roach, Sardis, TN 122
28 33 Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX 116
tie 21 Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR 114
30 2 Brandon Kilpatrick, Strayhorn, MS 112
tie 46 Jan Howard, Marion, AR 112
32 n2 Ray Stevison, Biloxi, MS 108
33 22 Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 106
34 57 Jason New, Byhalia 104

 

 

Riverside International Speedway hosts USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 finale on Saturday ( May 31st )

Atlanta, GA - May 28, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com concludes its highly competitive USCS Sprint Speed Week 2014 mini-series at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Saturday, May 31st at 7:30pm. 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 six 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 fifteen on the season for the Nationally touring USCS sprint car drivers. The Riverside International Speedway event is expected to draw a large field of winged sprint car drivers. Drivers from at least six states are expected to enter the first three events on 5/24 at Jackson Motor Speedway (Jackson, MS), 5/25 Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) and 5/26 Clayhill Motorsports (Atwood, TN) from as far away as North Carolina. The 2013 USCS Sprint Speedweek events averaged 33 cars per event with 36 entering at Riverside International Speedway for the finale event in 2013. There’s no reason to believe Saturday, May 31st event will be any less well attended..

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 8th 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 ten-time and defending USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee plus the 2012 National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas. Crawley leads the National point standings over female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Hagar is the USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 points leader and has won all three of the mini-series first three events as of Monday, May 26th. Hagar also tops the win list for the 2014 season with five main event wins. There have been seven different winners in those twelve 2014 main events.

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 2013 including the full 2013 schedule, please visit www.uscsracing.com . Call the USCS Office at 770-865-6097.

USCS Sprint Speedweek point standings as of May 26, 2014 after the Clayhill event.

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 9Jr Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 450

2 26 Marshall Skinner,Marion, AR 430

3 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 426

4 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 408

5 3 A.G. Raines, West Memphis, AR 398

6 14z Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 394

7 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 390

tie 12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 390

9 94 Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 388

10 13 Todd Fayard, Saucier, MS 384

11 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 378

12 10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 370

13 5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 368

14 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 358

15 12M Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 344

16 39 Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 276

17 4M Michael Miller, Ocean Springs, MS 260

18 27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 242

tie 42 Andy McElhannon, Hernando, MS 242

20 32x Robert Richardson, Searcy, AR 240

21 13T Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS 222

22 1 Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 220

23 3H Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN 146

24 31G Cody Gardner, Little Rock, AR 142

tie 17 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL 142

26 51 Joe B Miller, Millersville, MO 130

27 11 Jake Roach, Sardis, TN 122

28 33 Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX 116

tie 21 Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR 114

30 2 Brandon Kilpatrick, Strayhorn, MS 112

tie 46 Jan Howard, Marion, AR 112

32 n2 Ray Stevison, Biloxi, MS 108

33 22 Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 106

34 57 Jason New, Byhalia 104

 

 

Hagar streaks to 3-for-3 in USCS Speedweek action with a win at Clayhill

ATWOOD, TN - May 26, 2014 On Monday night, a Memorial Day visit to www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane victory became special for Marion, Arkansas’ Derek Hagar in more ways than one. Hagar, the defending United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters champion, charged from third on the starting grid around K&N poles starter and ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray on lap two of the 30-lap “Memorial Day Meltdown” at Clayhill Motorsports, never looked back while racing to victory despite two cautions, a green-white-checkered finish and repeated challenges from his longtime mentor and past USCS champion Marshall Skinner. The victory was Hagar’s third straight out of three USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 events and his 26th career USCS feature win. This ironically moving him past Skinner and into sole possession of fourth place on theUnited Sprint Car Series all-time wins list.

“This...wow,” Hagar said in his stop in the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. “(Marshall) gave me a heck of a fight. He’s one of the few guys that can work that bottom groove the whole race like he did. We got real tight there near the end; I was actually really worried when that last caution came out. We got so tight as the run wore on I didn’t think we would have enough to hang on those last two laps. I was just glad it was Marshall we were racing. It’s perfect that it was him behind me tonight.”

The win was made even more special by the fact that it came on the birthday of Hagar’s late father, who passed in 2010 and was a longtime supporter of the young gun’s racing efforts. “This is two years in a row now that we’ve won on my dad’s birthday, and I know he’d be smiling at all this,” Hagar added, emotion evident in his voice. “What a special night.”

Skinner, also from Marion, Arkansas came home second after starting fifth and came right to victory lane to congratulate his protégé and former shop-mate. “That kid right there, he’s the real deal,” Skinner said following the event. “He’s like my little brother; I knew he would break my mark eventually. It wasn’t a matter of if, but when. I’m just glad I was able to make him earn it tonight. I thought maybe we could get him, but he had just enough there at the end. He’s done so well. He says he’s learned a lot from me, and I appreciate that. I think it’s something that works both ways. This is his night though; we’ll take second tonight.”

18-year-old hot-shoe Brandon Hanks, from Burlison, Tennessee, drove around the outside of ten-time USCS champion Terry Gray late in the race to finish in the K&N Filters Podium Award third place. Gray, the Bartlett, Tennessee veteran, came home in fourth and current MOWA Sprint Series point’s leader Joey Moughan, from Springfield, Illinois, completed the top five at the finish.

Zach Pringle, from Bryant, Arkansas, came home in sixth, with Hernando, Mississippi's Brad Bowden coming from twenty-second to finish seventh. Former USCS Mid-South Rookie of the Year Jerod Roller, also from Hernando, Mississippi ran eighth at the finish. West Memphis, Arkansas veteran A.G. Rains crossed the stripe in ninth and Andy McElhannon, who hails Nesbit, Mississippi, rounded out the top ten.

The race was slowed on the first start attempt by a spin in turn three involving the #11 of Jake Roach from nearby Sardis, Tennessee and once the field got underway, Hagar quickly jumped to second behind opening lap leader and pole-sitter Terry Gray. Hagar made the pass for the win in turn two a lap later, but had to endure a myriad of lap traffic and two more cautions, one on lap 12 when Tim Crawley slammed into an infield tire while trying to lap Jeff Willingham and the race’s final caution on lap 29 when the #13T of 14-year-old Taylor Tidmore spun coming off of turn two.

That caution set up a green-white-checkered finish which pushed the race one lap beyond its scheduled distance of 30 laps and gave Skinner one final chance to capitalize, however, he could not find enough steam to keep Hagar from pulling away.

Jeff Swindell kicked off the night’s racing action by scoring the win in the Hoosier Speed Dash. Skinner won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Brandon Hanks drove to the checkered flag in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Terry Gray grabbed the victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat, his third straight heat race victory. After first heat winner Skinner pulled a zero in the inversion draw, Gray netted the K&N Filters Pole Award. Brad Bowden advanced the most positions in the A-main (fifteen) to score the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series continues its 9th Annual Sprint Speedweek with Round #4 on Thursday, May 29th at the Talladega Short Track in Talladega, Alabama. The series’ first race was held at the facility back in 1997, an event won by ten-time series champion Terry Gray. 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; Clayhill Motorsports; Monday, May 26, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Jeff Swindell, Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley, Marshall Skinner, Brad Bowden, Anthony Nicholson.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Derek Hagar, Dalton Davis, Zach Pringle, Joe B. Miller, Greg Merritt, Jeff Swindell (DNS).

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Brandon Hanks, Morgan Turpen, Eddie Gallagher, Todd Fayard, Joey Moughan, Taylor Tidmore, Jake Roach, Brad Bowden.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Terry Gray, Andy McElhannon, A.G. Rains, Jeff Willingham, Ronny Howard, Jerod Roller, Anthony Nicholson.

United Sprint Car Series "Memorial Day Meltdown" at Clayhill Motorsports Main Event: 30-laps: 1. #9JR - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 3. #3H - Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN 4. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. #17M - Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL 6. #14Z - Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 7. #39 - Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 8. #5 - Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 9. #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 10. #42 - Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS 11. #51B - Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO 12. #13 - Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS 13. #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 14. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 15. #11 - Jake Roach, Sardis, TN 16. #13T - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS 17. #44 - Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 18. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 19. #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 20. #1 - Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 21. #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 22. #12M - Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 23. #94 - Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (DNS)

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards: USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #94 – Jeff Swindell Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #26 – Marshall Skinner Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #3H – Brandon Hanks Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat Award: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #3H – Brandon Hanks Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #39 – Brad Bowden Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #17M – Joey Moughan Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #14Z – Zach Pringle Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #39 – Brad Bowden DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #42 – Andy McElhannon

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

 

 

Derek Hagar races to two-for-two in USCS Speedweek 2014 contests at Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS - May 25, 2014 - Chris Seelman photo – Saturday night Derek Hagar won a race in thrilling fashion. Sunday night, the Marion, Arkansas native reached a personal milestone. The defending United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters champion streaked around early race leader Anthony Nicholson, out of Bartlett, Tennessee on lap four of the 30-lap Greenville “Sunday Speed Spectacular” A-main and romped to victory lane, scoring back-to-back USCS feature victories and going two-for-two so far in USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 competition. The win was Hagar’s 25th career USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour victory, tying him with one of his heroes and mentors, Marshall Skinner, for fourth on the all-time win list.

“That’s really, really cool,” Hagar expressed in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane, slightly lost for words at the meaning of his accomplishment. “I remember the days when I worked for Marshall as a teenager back before I started driving in 2006. I helped him on his car a bunch and he won a lot of races. We even ran out of the same shop for five or six years, so he’s taught me a whole lot. It means a ton to match him on the win list, and it’s an accomplishment I don’t take lightly.” “We had a good car tonight,” Hagar added as he talked about his run. “It was good in the middle of the race track, and we could get a good run off the corner. I just seemed to hit traffic at the right times tonight. That was the key.”

Hagar outlasted Bartlett, Tennessee’s Jeff Swindell for the victory. Swindell, a nine-time winner in USCS competition, came home in the runner-up position after starting on the K&N Filters Pole Position and leading the opening lap of the event. Swindell said, “We had a good car tonight, but once the track got a few laps under it, it was basically a one-groove track; there wasn’t a whole lot we could do,” Swindell said after the finish. “I think if we could have got out front we’d have been okay, but we’ll come back at it next time and see what we can give them.”

Three-time USCS Speedweek champion and 2012 series National champion Tim Crawley, out of Benton, Arkansas, finished third, with “The Shark”, Anthony Nicholson, also from Bartlett, Tennessee taking the checkered flag in fourth. Benton’s Cody Gardner charged from 24th starting spot to complete the top five at the checkered flag.

1999 USCS champion Marshall Skinner, from Marion, lead the next group home in sixth, with Hernando, Mississippi driver Brad Bowden finishing in seventh position. Ten-time USCS National champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee rode home in eighth, with veteran Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS) and 2013 Riverside Speedway champion A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR) completing the top ten at the checkered flag.

Skinner was all-smiles watching his young protégé at the end of the night, and was in no way disappointed that Hagar finally matched his mark. “And he’ll break it too, you watch,” Skinner said emphatically. “I’m so proud of everything that kid has done; we worked out of the same shop for five or six years and he helped me on the tour back in 2005 before he started racing. He’s like my little brother, and he’s such a good little race car driver. He was better than me a long time ago, you know, and I’ve got no trouble admitting that. These cats better look out, I know he’s got a few more in him yet this week.”

Jeff Swindell led the field to the green flag, but was immediately overhauled by Nicholson on lap number two for the top spot. Two laps later, Hagar would come calling without any warning, and grab the lead, never looking back despite three cautions that slowed the pace. The first flew at lap five for the 13T of Taylor Tidmore stopping in turn four, the second came out at lap 16 after the 2 of Brandon Kilpatrick looped his machine in turn one and the final caution came out with six laps to go when Zach Pringle coasted to a stop in turn three, setting up the final restart of the night.

Marshall Skinner kicked off the action by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash for the first time this season. Terry Gray won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Jeff Swindell scored the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Derek Hagar netted the checkered flag in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat. After Gray pulled a zero in the inversion draw, Swindell grabbed the K&N Filters Pole Award. Cody Gardner advanced the most positions in the A-main (nineteen) to score the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series continues with Round #3 of the 9th annual USCS Sprint Speedweek on Monday night, May 26th at the Clayhill Motorsports Park in Atwood, Tennessee for the Memorial Day Meltdown. Derek Hagar is the defending Clayhill Speedweek winner. Racing action starts at 7:00pm.

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 filtercharged by K&N; Greenville Speedway; Sunday, May 25, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Marshall Skinner, Tim Crawley, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Jeff Swindell.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Jerod Roller, Ronny Howard, Tim Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Brad Bowden, A.G. Rains, Cody Howard, Cody Gardner.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Jeff Swindell, Michael Miller, Eddie Gallagher, Todd Fayard, Greg Merritt, Robert Richardson, Brandon Kilpatrick, Dalton Davis.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Derek Hagar, Zach Pringle, Anthony Nicholson, Marshall Skinner, Taylor Tidmore, Curt Terrell, Jeff Willingham, Jason New.

United Sprint Car Series "Speed Spectacular" at Greenville Speedway Main Event: 30-laps 1. #9JR - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. #94 - Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN 3. #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 4. #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 5. #31G - Cody Gardner, Benton, AR 6. #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 7. #39 - Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS 8. #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 9. #44 - Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 10. #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR 11. #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 12. #13 - Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS 13. #5 - Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 14. #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 15. #4M - Michael Miller, Ocan Springs, MS 16. #32X - Robert Richardon, Searcy, AL 17. #27 - Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN 18. #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 19. #12M - Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 20. #2 - Brandon Kilpatrick, Strayhorn, MS 21. #14Z - Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR 22. #1 - Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS 23. #22 - Cody Howard, Byhalia, MS 24. #57 - Jason New, Byhalia, MS 25. #13T - Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards: USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #26 – Marshall Skinner Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar K&N Filters Pole Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #9JR – Derek Hagar (1st place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #88 – Tim Crawley Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #31G – Cody Gardner Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #31G – Cody Gardner Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #39 – Brad Bowden DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #3 – A.G. Rains

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: #9Jr. 2013 USCS National Champion raced to his second win in a s many races during the USCS Sprint Car Speedweek 2014 at Greenville Speedway on Sunday night. (Photo by Chris Seelman).

Jacob Seelman

Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer

RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor

United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

Derek Hagar races to USCS Speedweek opener at Jackson in Ival Cooper Memorial

BYRAM, MS – May 24, 2014 – The defending United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National champion Derek Hagar, from Marion, Arkansas, powered past Tim Crawley’s black-and-blue Mike Ward Racing #88 machine with three laps to go in Saturday’s 16th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race presented by Krystal of Byram 30-lap main event at Jackson Motor Speedway and drove away to the checkered flag, first while scoring his third USCS sprint car win of 2014. The race was also the Round #1 opener for the 9th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek. The win was Hagar’s 24th career USCS victory since joining the USCS tour in 2006 when he was the series Rookie of the Year..

“Man, how about that?” Hagar quipped in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after climbing from his car and celebrating with his traditional wing-walk. “We just had a really good race car tonight. We were working lap traffic and I just hit one wrong and Tim got around me there before that caution. I wasn’t sure if we were gonna be able to get back to him but it looked like he got way high up there in three and four and we got back to the bottom and here we are in victory lane again.”

Crawley, the Benton, Arkansas native, came home in second place behind Hagar. After the race, Crawley lamented the mistake that cost him the win. “We just got up on the cushion there and got some mud in the wheel cover and it knocked it right off,” the 2012 USCS champion explained pit side after the race. “Hate it for Mike (Ward) and all my guys; we had a car that should have won tonight. Sometimes it’s just not your night, but we’ll be back. And we won’t be losing that wheel cover again.”

10-time USCS National champion and K&N pole starter Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee, finished in third, with Bryant, Arkansas’ Zach Pringle coming home in fourth place followed by 1999 USCS champion Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas completing the top five at the finish.

Bartlett, Tennessee’s Jeff Swindell ended his night in sixth place after starting tenth. Swindell followed by 2000 USCS Rookie of the Year Michael Miller from Ocean Springs, Mississippi in seventh, 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee came from the back of the field to finish eighth, followed by young gun Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee in ninth place and veteran sprint car racer A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas rounded out the top ten.

Derek Hagar grabbed the lead from Terry Gray on the opening lap following an aborted start and led the early laps before two red flags slowed the pace, one on lap 2 for Jerod Roller’s hard flip in turn 1 and a second on lap 3 for a second flip in turn one involving the #N2 of Ray Stevison. Both drivers climbed out of their cars uninjured.

Once the field went back to green, ten laps flashed by before the third and final red flag of the night flew for the 42 of Andy McElhannon flipping wildly in Turn 4. Yet again, the safety of the USCS sprint cars was proven as the Nesbit, Mississippi native walked away from his car unscathed.

Another caution flew on Lap 19 before Crawley would snatch the lead from Hagar on Lap 24 with a brilliant outside move in lapped traffic in Turn two. However, a caution for the stopped car of Jan Howard in Turn four with five laps to go would set up the final restart that allowed Hagar to take the lead back for good.

Terry Gray kicked off the evening’s sprint casr racing action with a win in the Hoosier Speed Dash. Hagar won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, and Zach Pringle won the ButlerBUILT Second Heat. Gray then followed up his dash win with a victory in the Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat. After Hagar pulled a four in the inversion draw, Gray scored the K&N Filters Pole Award. Anthony Nicholson advanced the most positions in the A-Main (thirteen) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour is back in action Sunday night for Round #2 of their six-race 2014 and 9th annual Sprint Speedweek, at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with racing beginning at 7:30 PM. Derek Hagar is the defending champion of the Greenville Speedway USCS Speedweek event.

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 Jackson Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 24, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Jerod Roller, Anthony Nicholson, Greg Merritt, Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley, Michael Miller, Marshall Skinner, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham, Robert Richardson, Kevin Hinkle.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Zach Pringle, Jerod Roller, Jan Howard, A.G. Rains, Jeff Swindell, Morgan Turpen, Greg Merritt, Ray Stevenison.

Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Terry Gray, Dalton Davis, Andy McElhannon, Curt Terrell, Mark Huddleston, Todd Fayard, Anthony Nicholson.

United Sprint Car Series "Ival Cooper Memorial" at Jackson Motor Speedway Main Event: 30-laps

#9JR - Derek Hagar, Marion, AR #88 - Tim Crawley, Benton, AR #10 - Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #14Z - Zach Pringle, Bryant, AR #26 - Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR #94 - Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN #4M - Michael Miller, Ocan Springs, MS #16 - Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #12 - Dalton Davis, Millington, TN #3 - A.G. Rains, West Memphis, AR #10M - Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #13 - Todd Fayard, Biloxi, MS #44 - Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS #27 - Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN #12M - Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS #32X - Robert Richardon, Searcy, AL #28 - Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #33 - Mark Huddleston, Mesquite, TX #21 - Kevin Hinkle, Cabot, AR #46 - Jan Howard, Marion, AR #42 - Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS #N2 - Ray Stevenison, Biloxi, MS #5 - Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS

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: #9JR – Derek Hagar Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #14Z – Zach Pringle Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat Award: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #10 – Terry Gray JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner (5th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #26 – Marshall Skinner Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #94 – Jeff Swindell Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #4M – Michael Miller DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #3 – A.G. Rains

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: #9Jr. 2013 USCS National Champion raced to his third USCS win of the 2014 season at Jackson Motor Speedway in the 16th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race (Photo by Chris Seelman).

Story by: Jacob Seelman Speed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer

 

 

USCS Outlaw sprint cars and Mississippi State Series Super Late Models headline Sunday “Speed Spectacular” at Greenville Speedway on Sunday (May 25th)

Greenville, MS – May 20, 2014 – Race fans get a holiday weekend double shot of speed when the stars and cars of the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Models invade Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday night May 25th before the Memorial Day holiday Monday as co-headliners. For the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers the event is number eleven of the 2014 season but only Round #2 of the 9th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek presented by Hoosier Race Tires six race mini-series.

The event awards USCS National and Mid South regional series Championship points and is expected to bring top winged sprint car drivers from at least six states to the challenging 1/4 mile high-banked oval seeking a stop in the www.RockAuto.com USCS victory lane.

An action filled racing program awaits fans when things get kicked off on Sunday night. The powerful 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 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 events at Greenville Speedway are entered. Those include past USCS Champion, Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas who won on the series first visit to the track in July of 2007. Ten-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 2013Greeenville Speedway USCS Speedweeks feature winner and 2013 USCS National Sprint Car Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Additionally another 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. Two-time 2014 series winner David Breazeale from Four Corners, Mississippi and point’s leader Rick Rickman from Columbus, Mississippi lead a strong contingent of drivers anticipated to entered the series fourth race of the season. The action-packed racing program also includes the Nesmith Dirt Late Model Series weekly racing stars and the Super Street division.

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 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 Thunder sprint cars headline the 9th Annual “Monday Memorial Madness” on Monday, May 26th

Atlanta, GA – 8/20/14 - The United Sprint Car Series ( www.uscsracing.com ) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars headline the Memorial Day holiday Monday racing action at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee (www.clayhillmotorsports.com ) for the 9th annual Memorial Day “Monday Motor Madness” on this coming holiday Monday, May 26th at 7:00pm. 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 defending National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas won the 2013 USCS Sprint Car Speedweek Round #3 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.

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 over the past decade and always proves to be one of the most popular tracks on the USCS schedule with both drivers and fans. Additionally on the racing card will be a full program of racing that also includes the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds plus Nesmith Late Model Dirt Series and all other weekly racing divisions including Hobby, Street Stock, E-MOD and Hummer FWD4 weekly racing divisions.

A number of previous Clayhill Motorsports Memorial Day event sprint car champions are expected to be entered seeking a Memorial Day trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Those include not only the defending series Champion Derek Hagar, but also 2012 USCS National Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas plus Marshall Skinner from West Memphis, Arkansas and 10-time series Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee. Drivers entered who already have at least one USCS feature win this season are Hagar with two wins Terry Gray, Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi and female sprint car star, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee and Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee with one 2014 win each.

In the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series local favorite Matt Cooper from McKenzie, Tennessee won both the Memorial Day and later August visit by the USCS MODS last season. He and several other past USCS Modified Clayhill Motorsports winners to include Ben Reed, Lucas Lee, T.J. Herndon and Ronnie Vernon are expected to compete on Monday evening.

The Clayhill Motorsports venue is a fan favorite with air conditioned restrooms and one of the best and most modern concession stands found in short track racing. Pit gates open at 4pm grandstand Gates Open: 5:00p.m. Drivers Meeting: 6:00p.m. with Hot Laps immediately following and racing kicks off at 7:00p.m. The track is located at 1315 Rimmer Road, Atwood, Tennessee 38220. The info phone number is 731-669-3939.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars headline 16th Annual Ival Cooper Memorial at Jackson Motor Speedway on SATURDAY, May, 24th

Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2014 – The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline the 16th annual Ival Cooper Memorial Race at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Mississippi this Saturday night, May 24th. 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 first time ever that the United Sprint Car Series has served as headliners for the event that also features the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds ve. The new Gulf States Modified Series challenge and Nesmith Street Stocks.

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 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.

Additionally, the event is the opening event night for the six races over eight nights USCS Sprint Speed Week 2014. The event at JMS awards the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour drivers 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.

The United Sprint Car Series prsented 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 Collect collected the win in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds.

In addition to the USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars, on the racing card are the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds who square off against the Gulf States Modified Series and the speedways Modified division regulars in a battle royale with $1000 going to the winner. The Jackson Motor Speedway weekly Nesmith Chevrolet Street Stock division is also on the racing card with a $1000 to win special event of their own.

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

 

 

USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 kicks off on Saturday, May 24th with 6 races in 8 days (5/24-5/31)

Atlanta, GA – May 7, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com 18th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 9th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek (2014) on Saturday, May 24th at the famed Jackson Motor Speedway in Byrum, Misssissippi. Over just eight days the USCS 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 Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway, the high-speed entourage then travels north just two hours for Speedweek Round Two at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi on Sunday May 25th. Then after two nights on ¼ mile racing surfaces, on Monday, May 26th the mini-series moves further north and 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 on Thursday, May 29th at famed Talladega short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. The series recently re-scheduled the Friday, May 30th event to happen at popular Magnolia Motor speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. The Speedweek’s Grand Finale is set for the third year in a row to happen on Saturday, May 31st 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 over $14,000 including bonuses for the week’s action. Five of the events pay $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 of they ran the entire Speedweek 2014. Any driver who starts all six A-Main events is guaranteed to go home with a minimum of $1500 for the week. There is a Speedweek mini-series point’s fund that pays back 10 places with $1000 to the Champion. Additionally each night’s Speedweek event awards USCS National points as well as USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour and/or USCS Southern Thunder our 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 ten-time USCS Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who currently leads the National point standings after nine events. 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.

Derek Hagar had 10 USCS Feature wins during his Championship run in 2013 while Crawley captured 5 wins. Also entered is five-time USCS feature winner and female sprint car racer 21 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who has one feature win already in 2014.

Over 50 different drivers from 7-8 states are expected to compete in the six USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 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 office at 770-865-6097.

 

 

 

Anthony Nicholson storms to first 2014 win at Smoky Mountain Speedway

By Pete Walton

Maryville, TN – May 3, 2014 – The Bartlett, Tennessee native and 2008 United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour uscs united sprint car series logo tease 2014presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee also nicknamed “The Shark”, stormed by early race leader and eight-time World of Outlaws feature winner and Midwest veteran racer, Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio on Lap 3 of Saturday night’s 30-lap USCS main event and took command of the race from there, driving away to his first win of the 2014 season despite a late-race caution with five laps to go. It was Nicholson’s career fourth USCDS feature win.

“Man, this means a lot,” Nicholson said in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane after the race. “We had an awesome race car tonight, and once we got by Danny there right before the caution, we were cooking. The car was so good out front that I could work through traffic well. What an awesome night.”

Danny Smith survived a ten lap duel with ten-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray, also out of Bartlett, Tennessee, just past halfway to claim the runner-up spot after finishing fourth in Friday night’s main event. Gray completed the podium in third place and notched the K&N Filters Podium Award.

Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen, the only female racer in Saturday night’s field, charged from a 12th place starting position to finish fourth in the main event after her car was nearly destroyed in an opening lap crash on Friday night at the 411 Motor Speedway. Lance Moss, out of Cherryville, North Carolina who was in the same crash, completed the top five drivers at the finish.

The “Carolina Kid”, Eric Riggins Jr. (Charlotte, NC), charged from the back of the field to finish sixth after having a flat tire on lap 3 of the feature. Indian Trail, North Carolina’s Brandon McLain raced home in seventh, with veteran USCS Mid-South region competitor Greg Merritt from Nesbit, MS coming home in eighth. K&N Filter’s Pole Award winner Terry Witherspoon, from Jacksonville, Florida, finished ninth and Largo, Florida veteran driver Bob Auld rounded out the top ten finishers.

The feature was slowed early by a handful of caution periods, with Terry Witherspoon losing the lead to Danny Smith on lap 2 before looping the car in Turn 4 and stalling at the base of the corner. On the ensuing restart, Nicholson surged into the lead on the high side of Turn 2 before the caution flew for Riggins’ stopped his car on the front straightaway. Riggins’ flat tire came while the Charlotte native was running fifth.

Once Riggins’ car was re-fired after a tire change, the field formed up again and the race’s most serious accident occurred on the backstretch when Morgan Turpen and the #1 of Freddie McCall Jr. made slight contact which sent McCall flipping violently down the backstretch and into the entrance of Turn 3. The force of the crash dislodged the motor from the car, but McCall climbed out of the car under his own power with no injury. From there, Nicholson blasted away from the field and was unchallenged the rest of the night despite the late-race caution for the stalled car of Shawn Murray in Turn 4.

Danny Smith kicked off the evening’s action by winning the six car, six-lap Hoosier Speed Dash. Anthony place the Nicholson then came from sixth to win the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat, while Terry Gray took the checkered flag in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After first heat winner Anthony Nicholson pulled a four in the inversion draw, Terry Witherspoon grabbed the K&N Filters Pole Position. Morgan Turpen advanced the most positions (eight) in the A-Main to earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next event for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour is the kickoff for the 9th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, May 24th. The event will be the first of a string of six races in eight days for the cars and stars of the USCS as they hunt for the championship trophy and a $1,000 top prize for winning the 2014 USCS Sprint Speedweek points championship.

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 presented by K&N Filters at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday, May , 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Danny Smith, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Brandon McLain, Bob Auld.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Anthony Nicholson, Terry Witherspoon, Lance Moss, Shawn Murray, Johnny Bridges, Nicholas Snyder, Aubrey Black, Lukas Smith, Don Smith, Don Ryder

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Brandon McLain, Greg Merritt, Danny Smith, Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins Jr., Bob Auld, Freddie McCall Jr., Jeff Willingham, Joe Larkin (DNS)

United Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Smokies” at Smoky Mountain Speedway Main Event: 30-laps

#16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN #4 – Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN #23 – Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC #47 – Eric Riggins Jr., Charlotte, NC #21B – Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC #12M – Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS #43 – Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL #83 – Bob Auld, Largo, FL #21 – Aubrey Black, Lookout Mountain, GA #26 – Lukas Smith, Lebanon, IN #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS #61 – Don Smith, Lebanon, IN #22 – Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL #15 – Nicholas Snyder, Marco Island, FL #33 – Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC #1 – Freddie McCall Jr., Brewton, AL #12B – Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN (DNS) #07 – Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA (DNS)

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:

USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #4 – Danny Smith Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #16 – Anthony Nicholson Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #10 – Terry Gray K&N Filters Pole Award: #43 – Terry Witherspoon JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen (4th place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 – Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen 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: #21B – Brandon McLain 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.

 

Terry Gray charges to first 2014 season win at 411 Motor Speedway

May 2nd - Seymour, TN – Ten-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee, took the lead from K&N Filters Pole Position starter Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina on Lap 15 of the 30-lap "Thunder in the Smokies" Round #1 USCS filtercharged by K&N Filters main event on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway and never looked back, masterfully skirting lap traffic over the final 14 laps to extend his lead and roll into www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. The win was Gray's first USCS win of the season and came after a massive opening lap crash that saw one of last week’s winners and his teammate Morgan Turpen flip wildly into the catch fence in turn three.

"This one means a whole lot tonight," Gray said after the race to the crowd that stayed around for the finish. "Especially after what happened to (Morgan), I wanted to win this bad for her. For both of us, really. I lost one earlier this season at Hohenwald (Tennessee National Raceway) and I wasn't gonna let that happen again." Speaking of his teammate, Gray expressed how thankful he was not only that Turpen was okay, but that she came back to cheer him on after her race-ending incident. "She's a tough customer," Gray said of his longtime teammate. "She's been through a lot tonight, but I'm glad to have her around here, and real glad she's okay. She took a hard spill."

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters headlines “Thunder in the Smokies” racing action at 411 Motor Speedway on Friday 5/2 and Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday 5/3

April 27, 2014 - Atlanta, GA - The sponsored United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will headline the racing program at two East Tennessee dirt ovals this coming weekend. The USCS drivers who competed for a chance to be the first to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane on two Carolina paved ovals last weekend shift gears and return to dirt track action at 411 Motor Speedway on Friday, May 2nd in the 3rd annual “Thunder in the Smokies” Round #1 event. On Saturday, May 3rd they travel west just 26 miles to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee for the Round #2 Finale. These events are races number eight and nine on the fifty-one event 2014 race 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 each speedway. The 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 consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas.

This two-night, two-track special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least six states to the tracks. 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.

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, the Crate Late Models and Stock Car Racing will join the action-packed racing programs at each track.

The 411 Motor Speedway is located at 632 Maryville Highway, Seymour, Tennessee 37865. The track phone number is 865-257-7223 and the Official website is www.411motorspeedway.net 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.

 

 

Morgan Turpen streaks to USCS Road to Atlanta Round #2 win at Southern National

April 26, 2014 - Kenly, N.C. - Top ranked United Sprint Car Series female sprint car racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee charged from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane on Saturday night during the USCS presented by K&N Filters forty-lap main event before a near capacity crowd at Southern National Motorsports Park. Turpen dominated by leading every lap after earning the K&N Filters Pole Position by posting the fastest lap of 13.12 seconds around the 4/10 mile paved oval. Turpen held off the previous night’s Anderson Motor Speedway feature winner, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina, for her career fifth USCS victory.

Turpen fended off the charges Bridges over the first ten laps while Bridges tried every move in his veteran racer book to get by her. Turpen managed to hold on to the lead while Bridges and her own teammate Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee were wearing out their tires in pursuit. Turpen then started to pull away from Bridges, Gray and the rest of the field. She held nearly a half lap advantage when the race’s only caution flag was displayed for Tim Perry’s engine failure on the back stretch of the 4/10 mile paved oval.

On the re-start with ten laps to go, Turpen drove away from the field again and had a twelve car length lead at the finish line. Bridges brought his Moss Engines Ford powered mount home in the runner-up spot followed by ten-time series Champion Terry Gray in the K&N Filters podium awarding third position. Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina drove his Allen Tate Realty sponsored number 21b across the line forty laps later in the fourth position. More importantly Brandon McLain finished ahead of his brother Jake McLain in the evening’s sibling rivalry contest as Jake McLain rounded out the top five.

Tom Paterson from Argos, Indiana set eighth quick time and then led the second group of drivers with his finish in sixth place. Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi came home in seventh and Vale, North Carolina’s Jason Troutman finished eighth. Mooresville, North Carolina’s Tim Perry finished in ninth place and Tony Grams from Harrisburg, North Carolina completed the top ten drivers at the finish.

Morgan Turpen successfully contined her time trial dominance by posting her second top time of the weekend with a quick lap of 13.12 seconds around the high-banked 4/10 mile speed plant to claim the K&N Fast Time Award. Terry Gray then kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the six cars, six lap Hoosier Speed Dash. Gray also won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi scored his first-ever USCS heat race victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Morgan Turpen then received her time back after heat race action to grab the K&N Filters Pole Position. Jake McLain advanced the most positions in the A-Main to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will the two-night “Thunder in the Smokies” for round numbers eight and nine of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour 2014 on Friday, May 2nd at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee (www.411motorspeedway.net) . On the following night (Saturday, May 3rd) the USCS sprint car teams move just 26 miles West to Smoky Mountain Speedway (www.smokymountainspeedway.com) in Maryville, Tennessee for another dirt oval contest. For rules, schedules and other info on the 2014 and 18th annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 7770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters results at Southern national Motorsports Park Saturday, April 26, 2014:

K&N Fast Time Award: Morgan Turpen – 13.12 seconds (4/10 mile pavement)

Hoosier Speed Dash: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Jeff Willingham and Tom Paterson,

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Morgan Turpen, Brandon McLain, Tim Perry and. Tony Grams.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Jeff Willingham, Tom Paterson, Jay Dunham, Jason Troutman, Jake McLain, Bill Moore and Doug Gold.

USCS presented by K&N Filters at Southern National Motorsports Park Main Event: 40-laps

1. 10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 2. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 3. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 5. 67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC 6. 100 Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 7. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 8. 4 Jason Troutman, Vale, NC 9. 36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 10. 22 Tony Grams, Harrisburg, NC 11. 06 Bill Moore, Mooresville, NC 12. 51 Jay Dunham, Augusta, GA 13. 07G Doug Gold, Concord, NC

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards: K&N Filters Fast Time Award: 10M – Morgan Turpen USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #10 – Terry Gray Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #28 Jeff Willingham K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M - Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #07 - Johnny Bridges (2nd place) K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 - Terry Gray Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #67 - Jake McLain Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #67 – Jake McLain Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #100 – Tom Patterson Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #28 – Jeff willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #22 – Tony Grams

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.

 

 

 

Bridges charges to USCS road to Atlanta Round #1 win at Anderson

April 25, 2014 – ANDERSON, S.C. – Total domination…Those are the two words to describe Johnny Bridges’ drive to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane on Friday night during the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Filtercharged by K&N Filters main event at Anderson Motor Speedway. Bridges, out of Cherryville, North Carolina, drove past Morgan Turpen on Lap 7 of the 35-lap main event and never looked back, holding off the charge of 10-time USCS National Champion Terry Gray to win his second USCS sprint car feature of 2014. “The car was on a rail,” Bridges said in www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. “I didn’t win all of last year, but I tell you what, this sure makes up for it. It’s fun racing again, and fun to be back on the pavement. I enjoyed this a lot tonight.”

Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee, chased Bridges to the checkered flag but could never get through lapped traffic in position to mount a challenge for the win and finished five car lengths back in the runner-up spot. His teammate Morgan Turpen, the K&N Fast Time Award winner and female hot-shoe out of Cordova, Tennessee, came home in the third position to notch the K&N Podium Award.

Those three drivers were the only three cars on the lead lap at the conclusion of the feature event, which went from green to checkered without a caution as Bridges set a blistering pace around the 3/8 mile oval. Indian Trail, North Carolina’s Brandon McLain, in his first-ever asphalt race, scored a career-best fourth place finish and Asphalt veteran Tom Paterson, from Argos, Indiana completed the top five finishers.

Joe Larkin, from Suwannee, Georgia set fifth quick time and then led the second group of drivers, scoring a career-best USCS finish in sixth place. Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi came home in seventh and Mooresville, North Carolina’s Tim Perry finished eighth. Bill Moore in ninth (Mount Ulla, N.C.) and Jason Troutman (Vale, N.C.) completed the top ten at the finish.

Morgan Turpen successfully defended her USCS all-time track record at Anderson Motor Speedway with a quick lap of 13.34 seconds to claim the K&N Fast Time Award. Johnny Bridges then kicked off the evening’s racing action by winning the six cars, six lap Hoosier Speed Dash. Terry Gray won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat and Brandon McLain scored his first-ever USCS heat race victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Morgan Turpen then received her time back after heat race action to grab the K&N Filters Pole Position. Jeff Willingham advanced the most positions (four) in the A-Main to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will be Round #2 of the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Asphalt Thunder Tour on Saturday, April 26th at the 4/10 mile Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. For rules, schedules and other info on the 2014 and 18th annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 7770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters results at Anderson Motor Speedway Friday, April 25, 2014:

K&N Fast Time Award: Morgan Turpen – 13.34 seconds (3/8 mile pavement)

Hoosier Speed Dash: Johnny Bridges, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Tom Paterson, Joe Larkin and Jeff Willingham.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Terry Gray, Johnny Bridges, Tom Paterson, Morgan Turpen, Joe Larkin and Jeff Willingham.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Brandon McLain, Jay Dunham, Tim Perry, Doug Gold, Bill Moore, Jason Troutman and Jim Blenkarn.

USCS Friday of Power at Anderson Speedway Main Event: 35-laps

1. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 2. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 3. 10M Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN 4. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 5. 100 Tom Paterson, Argos, IN 6. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 7. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 8. 36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 9. 06 Bill Moore, Mooresville, NC 10. 4 Jason Troutman, Vale, NC 11. 07G Doug Gold, Concord, NC 12. 51 Jay Dunham, Augusta, GA 13. 46 Jim Blenkarn, Murfreesboro, TN

14. 67b Brian Thomas - DNS

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards: K&N Filters Fast Time Award: 10M – Morgan Turpen USCS Sprint Hoosier Speed Dash: #07 – Johnny Bridges Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10 – Terry Gray Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #21B – Brandon McLain K&N Filters Pole Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #07 – Johnny Bridges K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10M – Morgan Turpen Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #100 – Tom Paterson Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #33 – Joe Larkin Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #28 – Jeff Willingham DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #4 – Jason Troutman

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 and results by: Jacob SeelmanSpeed77 Motorsports Radio, Founder/Producer

RaceChaserOnline.com, Managing Editor and United Sprint Car Series, Series Announcer.

 

 

USCS Speedweek Round #5 re-scheduled @Magnolia Motor Speedway FRIDAY, MAY 30th

Due to the recent snows and wet weather, the re-modeling efforts at Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, Tennessee have taken longer than expected. This has forced the United Sprint Car Series to re-schedule its Friday, May 30th USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 Round #5 at another facility.

The new location for the 5th Round of the 2014 Speedweek will be at the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS on Friday, May 30th. It will be the first time the annual USCS Speedweek has had a stop at the popular Columbus, Mississippi speedway.

On the previous night (Thursday, May 29th) the one week long mini-series stops for it's first-ever USCS Speedweek stop at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. On the night after the Magnolia Motor Speedway (Saturday, May 31st) the USCS Speedweek Round #5 event, the Round #6 finale will be held at historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas.

The USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 kicks off as traditionally on the Memorial Day weekend. The send off event will be at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byrum, Mississippi on Saturday, May 24th. On Sunday, May 25th the USCS Speedweek contingent moves over to Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi for Round #2. As traditionally since the week of speed started, Round #3 is contested during Monday Motor Madness at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee on Monday, May 26th at 7pm.

For more information on the United Sprint Car series including rules and schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223.

 

 

USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars set to invade two Carolina paved ovals on Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th .

Atlanta, GA - April 14, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters is set to bring its 130+ mile per hour ground pounding winged sprint cars to two paved Carolina oval tracks on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th . The events are Round #1 and Round #2 of the six-race USCS “Road to Atlanta” Series to qualify cars to compete in the Labor Day weekend USCS “Sprint Car Shootout” at Atlanta Motor Speedway during their NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend. On Friday, April 25th the USCS invades Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina to do battle around the historic 3/8 mile paved oval. On the following night the series moves East to the 4/10 mile high banked oval at Southern National Motorsports Park near Kenly, North Carolina on Saturday, April 26th. Both tracks are currently NASCAR sanctioned for their weekly racing events. Over twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000) in prize money is posted for the two USCS events.

Fans can expect to see an exotic mixture of winged Outlaw style sprint cars designed and utilized for dirt track racing in a battle with cars designed primarily for paved track racing. The USCS rules for pavement events make both types of cars capable of being equally competitive. Driver pre-entries are expected from some of the Nation’s top drivers from at least seven states as far away as Arkansas, Florida and Ohio

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. United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said,”We are totally excited about this change of pace after our first five successful events on dirt ovals. We welcome the opportunity for our drivers and race teams to showcase their talents in front of all the great fans at both Anderson Motor Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park. Those race fans who have missed the previous United Sprint Car Series events at these tracks and the ones that have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening at either track next weekend” concluded Walton.

For information on Anderson Motor Speedway please visit the track’s website at www.andersonmotorspeedway.com or call either the track phone (864) 226- 5481 or office (864) 882-0220. For information about Southern National Motorsports Park please visit www.snmpark.com or call the track office at 919-284-1114. For information and/or rules for the United Sprint Car Series visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Media contact: Pete Walton peteuscs@att.net Phone: 770-865-6097 USCS Website: www.uscsracing.com

 

 

Lance Moss races to career-first win in USCS vs. URC North vs. South contest at Lancaster Speedway

Lancaster, SC April 11, 2014 - Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina raced to a career-first sprint car feature win in the USCS presented by K&N Filters vs. Rislone URC North vs. South “Spring Speed Xplosion” Round #2 at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night. Moss then had an emotional victory lane celebration thanking all involved in making his win possible. Moss also reversed the previous night’s finishing order by besting his cousin, Johnny Bridges also from Cherryville, North Carolina for the top spot. Bridges, who followed Moss to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the runner-up spot made a late race pass of Moss on Friday night at Carolina Speedway to spoil Moss’ victory plans in Round #1 of the two night battle.

The 2012 Rislone URC Sprints Champion, Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey finished in the K&N Filters Podium award third place, Stillwaggon was followed by URC regular Troy Betts from Newark, Delaware in fourth place. Betts far and away bested his sixteenth place finish on Friday night when he flipped while running in second place. Female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee completed the top five finishing drivers.

The 10-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee headed the next group in sixth place. Young gun Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina intended to leave his mark on the weekend’s competition. Riggins grabbed the lead from Moss who started from the K&N Filters Pole Position on lap seven and led until lap eighteen when his car jumped out of gear. He pushed off and restarted from the rear to recover to seventh place at the finish. Thr mechanical failure was most likely cause by damage from his “out of the park” experience at Carolina Speedway on Friday night when he flipped completely out of the speedway while battling Lance Moss for the lead. Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida finished in eighth place followed by Brandon McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina in ninth position and rookie Brad Franks from Collegeville, Pennsylvania rounded out the top ten.

Terry Witherspoon kicked of the evening’s action by winning the 6 cars, 6 laps Hoosier Speed Dash. USCS regular Morgan Turpen won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Troy Betts won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After first heat winner Morgan Turpen drew a six in the K&N Filters Pole Award drawing, sixth postion passing points earner, Lance Moss garnered the K&N Filters Pole Position. Tim Perry advanced the most positions in the A-Main to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award.

The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will be a paved track contest on Friday, April 25th at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina a 3/8 mile paved oval. The following night the series will make its third-ever visit to the paved 4/10 mile Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. For rules, schedules and other info on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car series 2014 and 18th annual tour please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters results at Lancaster Speedway Sat., April 12, 2014

Hoosier Speed Dash winner: Terry Witherspoon, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Lance Moss, Robbie Stillwaggon and Johnny Bridges.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Robbie Stillwaggon, Terry Gray, Lance Moss, Brandon McLain, Joe Larkin, Tim Perry and Bob Auld –DNS.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Troy Betts, Eric Riggins, Jr., Johnny Bridges, Terry Witherspoon, Brad Franks, Jay Dunham, Jason Troutman and Bill Moore.

USCS vs. URC Spring Speed Xplosion Round #2 Main Event 30-laps

1. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 2. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 3. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 4. 22 Troy Betts, Newark, DE 5. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN 6. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 7. 47 Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC 8. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 9. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC 10. 12B Brad Franks, Collegedale, PA 11. 36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 12. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA 13. 51 Jay Dunham, Augusta, GA 14. 06 Bill Moore, Mooresville, NC 15. 4 Jason Troutman, Vale, NC

16. 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL - DNS

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:

Hoosier USCS Sprint Speed Dash: #43 Terry Witherspoon

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #10m Morgan Turpen

Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #22 Troy Betts

K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 Lance Moss

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #89 Robbie Stillwaggon

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #36 Tim Perry

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #10 Terry Gray

Pyrotect racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: #47 Eric Riggins, Jr.

DMI/Bulldog rear Ends Top Ten Award: #36 Tim Perry

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.

 

 

Johnny Bridges raced to first 2014 win at Carolina Speedway on Friday

Gastonia, NC April 11, 2014 – Past USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina raced into the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at Carolina Speedway in the regional series season opener on Friday night. Bridges who started fifth in the USCS vs. URC North vs. South challenge event passed early race-leader Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina on lap eighteen after a restart and led the final seven laps of the 25 lap contest. Moss started from the K&N Filters Pole Position and raced home in the runner-up spot followed by 10-time series Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in third place. The 2012 Rislone URC Champion Robbie Stillwaggon from Burlington, New Jersey finished in fourth place and the evening’s Hoosier Speed Dash winner Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top five drivers.

Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida led the next group of drivers in sixth place. USCS sprint car Rookie of the Year contender, Jay Dunham from Augusta, Georgia followed in seventh place. Veteran USCS racer, Bob Auld from Largo, Florida finished in eighth place followed by Jason Troutman from Vale, North Carolina in ninth position and Tim Perry from Mooresville, North Carolina completed out the top ten.

The only female racer in the sprint car field, Morgan Turpen kicked of the evening’s action by winning the 6 cars, 6 laps Hoosier Speed Dash. Three-time USCS Carolina Speedway feature winner, Eric Riggins, Jr. then won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. URC Sprints regular won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. After first heat winner Riggins drew a four in the K&N Filters Pole drawing, Lance Moss garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award. Jay Dunham started 15th in the main event advanced the most positions (8 places) to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award.

The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will be on Saturday, April 12th at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina.For racing info on Lancaster Speedway go to their website at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com For rules, schedules and other info on the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car series 2013 and 18th annual National tour please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters results at Carolina Speedway Friday, April 11, 2014

Hoosier Speed Dash winner: Morgan Turpen, Eric Riggins, Jr., Terry Gray, Lance Moss, Terry Witherspoon, Ray Bugg and Lance Moss.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Eric Riggins, Jr., Johnny Bridges, Terry Gray, Terry Witherspoon, Bob Auld, Matt Hope, Jay Dunham, Ray Bugg, Bill Moore and Joe Larkin.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Troy Betts, Brandon McLain, Lance Moss, Stillwaggon, Morgan Turpen, Tim Perry, Brad franks, Jason Troutman, Nicholas Snyder and George blaney – DNS.

Main Event 30-laps

1. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC 47 Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC 2. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC 3. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 4. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ 5. 10m Morgan Turpen, Oakland, TN 6. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL 7. 51 Jay Dunham, Augusta, GA 8. 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL 9. 4 Jason Troutman, Vale, NC 10. 36 Tim Perry, Mooresville, NC 11. 25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 12. 116 Nicholas Snyder, Marco Island, FL 13. 06 Bill Moore, Mooresville, NC 14. 12B Brad franks, Collegedale, OA 15. 21B Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC

16. 22 Troy Betts, Newark, DE

17. 28H Matt Hope, York, SC

18. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA

19. 47 Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC

20. 11b George Blaney, Harrisburg, NC

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:

Hoosier USCS Sprint Speed Dash: #10m Morgan Turpen

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #47 Eric Riggins, Jr.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #22 Troy Betts

K&N Filters Pole Award: #23 Lance Moss

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #89 Robbie Stillwagon

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #10 Terry Gray

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #51 Jay Dunham

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #43 Terry Witherspoon

Pyrotect racing Cells Lucky Seven Award: Jay Dunham

DMI/Bulldog rear Ends top Ten Award: ##36 Tim Perry51

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, Aero Race Wheels, 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 Winged Sprint Cars return to Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – April 10, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are set for a return engagement at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the 2014 version of the AMS USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The event will be held during Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will again 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,” Again, we are totally excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to return to AMS and showcase their talents during this major racing event for the second year in a row. Some of the best drivers in NASCAR’s top racing division excelled in sprint car racing. It will again be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them and all the great fans at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend”.

“The nearly 35,000 race fans who attended last season must have agreed that the USCS drivers put on an exciting event. Apparently this was good enough for a return to the speedway during this action-packed race weekend. Race fans who missed the 2013 USCS Sprint Car Shootout at AMS and have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 29th” concluded Walton

The USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the USCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a time trial qualifying session on Friday (August 29th) afternoon. An approximate 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 extremely high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. The series (USCS) has scheduled six paved oval races during the 2014 season that will occur prior to the AMS August 29th event. This series of pavement events will be entitled as the USCS “Road to Atlanta” 2014 series. The USCS races in the “Road to Atlanta” 2014 series will serve as qualifiers for the event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

A field comprised of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation are expected to compete in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” racing series to gain a spot in the 2014 Atlanta Motor Speedway event. The field will be limited to 24 pre-qualified entries for the event due to time restraints.

The TOP TEN drivers in USCS “Road to Atlanta” Series point standings will be guaranteed a starting position in the Atlanta Motor Speedway “Sprint Car Shootout.” The first two USCS “Road to Atlanta” Series qualifiers are scheduled for the last weekend in April on Friday, April 25th at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina . The second USCS “Road to Atlanta event is set for the following night on Saturday, April 26th at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. Four other races are scheduled for the series of qualifying event at Andrson Motor Speedway on July 11th and 12th and at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA on Friday and Saturday, July 27th and 28th and

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 2014 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.

 

 

USCS vs. URC North vs. South “Spring Speed Xplosion” winged sprint car racing headlines Carolinas double-header on April 11th and 12th

April 4, 2014 - After a couple weeks of inactivity due to in-climate weather, the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters 18th annual Outlaw Thunder “Disturbing the Peace” Tour 2014 schedule re-boots next week with the co-sanctioned USCS vs. URC North South “Spring Speed Xplosion” double-header at two speedways in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area less than one hour apart. On Friday, April 11th, the two Nationaly prominent winged sprint car series visit the familiar confines of the Carolina Speedway 3/8 mile clay oval in Gastonia, North Carolina. On Saturday, April 12th, the USCS and URC sprint car drivers then headline racing action at the historic 1/2 mile Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina. The USCS series is joined on the racing card both nights by the Delaware based URC series in this co-sanctioned USCS vs. URC event that has potential to be a repeat of last Falls’ classic USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout held at Carolina Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

The two night weekend also kicks off the 2014 USCS presented by K&N Filters Southern Thunder Tour regional series schedule of events that includes racing on both dirt and paved ovals. Both USCS races will award National USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour national and USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series championship points. Both events pay $2000 to the winner with $4300 possible for a sweep of both nights.

Expected entries for both nights include at least four previous multi-time USCS Carolina Speedway USCS sprint car winners including 10-time National USCS National Champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee and former Southern Thunder regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina who won the USCS event at Carolina Speedway on September 28, 2012. Also entered are two one-time Carolina Speedway sprint car winners, Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina and female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who both won their half of twin main events at the speedway in September of 2011.

Eighteen year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. won on both visits that the United Sprint Car Series had to Carolina Speedway in 2013, He won the first USCS sanctioned event on April 12th. He then repeated as the winner on October 4th during the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Sprint Car Shootout that was co-sanctioned by both the Georgia based USCS and the country’s oldest sprint car organization, the Delaware based URC then in its 66th year. Riggins bested a 32 car field that included some of the Nation’s best sprint car drivers.

Entries from the United Racing Company (URC) include 2012 series Champion, Robbie Stillwagon from Burlington, New Jersey and 2013 URC Championship runner-up Josh Weller from Merztown, Pennsylvania who will be in the car that won the title last season. Stillwagon also won the April 13, 2013 USCS event at Toccoa, Speedway.

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints join action the action on Friday night for the USCS open wheel double-header at Carolina Speedway and move over to East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, North Carolina on Saturday night. Drivers from at least seven states are expected for the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series seventh and eighth events of the young racing season. The two USCS sprint car series are joined on the busy racing card by a full program of Late Model and stock car racing each night as well to create two action-packed nights of racing action.

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, Aero Race Wheels, 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.

For updated 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 or call 770-865-6097. For info and directions to and more information about Carolina Speedway please visit www.carolinaspeedway.net Additionally for information about Lancaster Speedway please check out their website at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com .

 

 

Hagar leads 2014 United Sprint Car Series National and Mid-South region sprint car point standings after three races.

March 28, 2014 - Atlanta, GA - The 2013 United Sprint Car series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas leads the USCS National and Mid South Thunder Tour regional series point standings after the first three USCS 2014 events. With two wins out of three starts and one fifth place finish, Hagar has earned 456 points and holds a 4 point lead over 10-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee with 452 points. The 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, female racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee follows just 18 points out of first place with 438 points. Another former series Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi follows in 4=fourth place 34 points out of the lead with 422 points. The 2012 USCS national and three-time USCS Mid South region Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas rounds out the top five drivers in the 2014 National and regional standings with 420 Championship points.

Greg Merritt, 2012 Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham, Anthony Nicholson, Brandon Hanks and 3/22 Poplar Bluff Speedway winner, Jerod Roller complete the top ten in the National and Mid South regional series standings. For complete USCS info including point standings, schedules and rules please visit www.uscsracing.com

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Points as of 3/22/14
(USCS Mid South regional standings are identical to these)

Pos Car # Name Points
1 9Jr Derek Hagar 456
2 10 Terry Gray 452
3 10M Morgan Turpen 438
4 1 Eddie Gallagher 422
5 88 Tim Crawley 420
6 12M Greg Merritt 386
7 28 Jeff Willingham 380
8 16 Anthony Nicholson 293
9 3H Brandon Hanks 285
10 5 Jerod Roller 282
11 42 Henry Gustavus 273
12 13T Taylor Tidmore 258
13 12 Dalton Davis 253
14 25 Ray Bugg 236
15 20w Greg Wilson 148
16 4 Danny Smith 146
17 14 Kyle Bellum 138
18 16f Lance Hester 134
19 3b Brad Greer 130
20 1A Lee Moore 130
21 44 Ronny Howard 130
22 23 Tim Sites 128
23 13 Todd Fayard 128
24 61 Cody Howard 126
25 10p Jim Perricone 126
26 17m Joey Moughan 122
27 7d Dylan DeJournett 120
28 27 Curt Terrell 116
29 96 Samantha Sites 116
30 11 Jake Roach 114
31 12b Don Ryder 112

 

 

USCS @Toccoa Speedway CANCELLED! (because of weather) for this Weekend 3/28-3/29

Due to the 100% Friday and 70% on Saturday prediction of rain for the area, the 3rd annual "Toccoa Tangle" at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, GA featuring the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series plus Late Model and stock Car racing has been CANCELLED for this weekend. For any rain date or re-scheduled date of the event and the complete USCS 2014 schedules please visit www.uscsracing.com Thanks to all of those who were ready to race and attend.

The next scheduled events for the two series on Friday, April 11th at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC and Saturday, April 12th at Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, SC for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. On those same dates the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini/micro sprints race with the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars at Carolina Speedway on Friday, April 11th and at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, NC on Saturday, April 12th.

Information on both USCS series is available at www.uscsracing.com The series office phone number is 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097. For information on Carolina speedway please visit www.carolinaspeedway.net . For info on Lancaster Motor Speedway visit www.lancastersuperspeedway.com and for info on East Lincoln Speedway please go to www.elspeedway.com

 

 

Jerod Roller charges to career third USCS win at Poplar Bluff Speedway

Poplar Bluff, MO – March 22, 2014 – Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi started from the K&N Filters Pole Position , then raced to a hard-fought United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters career-third win in the winged sprint car portion of the 7th Annual “Bootheel 200” Weekend of Speed at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday night. Roller held of third starting two-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist and Midwest top gun Greg Wilson from Benton Ridge, Ohio chased the 2010 USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Rookie of the Year the entire distance to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane. Roller prevailed at he finish over Wilson, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee, ten-time series Champion, Terry Gray also from Bartlett, Tennessee and 2013 USCS National Sprint Car Champion and twice 2014 USCS feature winner, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who completed the top five finishers.

Another past Rookie of the Year (2010 National) and the only female in the field, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee finished ahead of the next group of drivers in sixth place. Kyle Bellm from Nixa, Missouri finished in the seventh position. Former series Chanmpion, Eddie Gallagher from Olive Branch, Mississippi followed in eighth place. The evening’s Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award recipient, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas started last and charged to ninth place att he finish followed by fourteen year-old 2013 USCS Mid South regional series Rookie of the Year, Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi who completed the top ten drivers.

Tim Crawley won the 6 cars, 6 laps Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. Derek Hagar won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Terry Gray then won the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Tim Crawley advanced the most positions in the 25-lap main event to earn the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The next USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car event will the two-day 3rd Annual Toccoa Tangle at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 19th. The event includes the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged minisprints plus Late model and Stock Car Racing each night.

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

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour results at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, March, 22, 2014:

Hoosier Speed Dash Race Results: #88 Tim Crawley, #16 Anthony Nicholson, #10 Terry Gray, #9JR Derek Hager, #10M Morgan Turpen and #12 Dalton Davis.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat #1 Race Results: , #9JR Derek Hager, #16 Anthony Nicholson, # w 20 Greg Wilson, #7d Dylan DeJournett, 1x Eddie Gallagher, #27 Curt Terrell, #28 Jeff Willingham, #25 Ray Bugg and #88 Tim Crawley.

Butlerbuilt Heat #2 Race Results: #10 Terry Grey, #10M Morgan Turpen, #5 Jerod Roller, #14k Kyle Bellm, #3B Brad Greer, #12m Greg Merritt, #13T Taylor Tidmore, 17m Joey Moughan. And #61 Cody Howrd.

USCS presented by K&N Filters Feature Race Results (30-laps) Poplar Bluff Speedway on 3/22/14

01. #5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS

02. #w20 Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH

03. #16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN

04. #10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

05. #9JR Derek Hager, Marion AR

06. #10M Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

07. #14m Kyle Bellm, Nixon, MO

08. #1x Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS

09. #88 Tim Crawley, Benton AR

10. #13T Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

11. #3B Brad Greer, Coulterville, IL

12. #28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

13. #61 Cody Howard, Nesbit, MS

14. #12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

15. #17m Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL

16. #7d Dylan DeJournett, Essex, MO

17. #25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS

18. #27 Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN

19. #12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN - DNS

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Race Awards:

Hoosier USCS Sprint Speed Dash: #88 Tim Crawley

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #9Jr. Derek Hagar

Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #10 Terry Gray

K&N Filters Pole Award: #5 Jerod Roller

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #88 Tim Crawley

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #9Jr. Derek Hagar

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #88 Tim Crawley

DMI/Bulldog rear Ends top Ten Award: #13T Taylor Tidmore

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, Aero Race Wheels, 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: Jerod Roller visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at Poplar Bluff Speedway for his career 3rd USCS win on Saturday night. (USCS photo) www.uscsracing.com

 

 

USCS Winged Outlaw Sprints, USCS Outlaw Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprints headline Poplar Bluff Speedway’s

“Bootheel 200” racing action on Friday and Saturday March 21st and 22nd

March 19, 2014 - Get ready Missouri! The 2014 racing season kicks off early and fast. Three United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) and five Poplar Bluff Speedway weekly racing divisions break out the speed and excitement of a brand new racing year with the 7th Annual “Bootheel 200” Weekend of Speed on Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. (The race was formerly held at the now closed Malden Speedway)

The USCS will contest its’ third sanctioned triple-header of the young season at the 3/8 mile red clay oval located just off US Highway 60 Business with two of its’ divisions in action both nights and the earth-shaking United Sprint Car Series “Outlaw Thunder” Tour presented by K&N Filters winged Outlaw sprint cars headlining the Saturday night portion of the event. Nearly $40,000 is posted in guaranteed prize money for eight of the Mid South’s most popular racing divisions during the two-day event. The action-packed racing card includes drivers contesting approximately 350 laps of racing action with 200 laps of main event finals scheduled during the 7th Annual “Bootheel 200” Weekend of Speed.

The mighty open wheel modifieds of the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series will contest their qualifying races on Friday night. The first entry for the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event is NASCAR veteran driver and dirt track open wheel ace, Ken Schrader from Concord, North Carolina (hometown Fenton, Missouri). Schrader won the USCS season opener during the USCS Frostbuster 250 at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 1st. He bested a 40 car field of most of the South’s top Modified drivers. He also won the “Tennessee 200” final at Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, March 15th. Schrader is currently the K&N Filters USCS Modified Series point’s leader.

The 100 mile per hour www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints co-headline the USCS portion of Friday night’s event. The USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will contest a complete racing program including the Hoosier Speed Dash, qualifying heat races and 20-lap main event. They are joined on the busy “Pole Night” racing card on Friday night by the Crate Late Models, E-Modified, Super Street (Hobby), Pure Street and Mini Stock divisions. Six of those seven divisions will contest qualifying races on Friday night to set the top positions for Saturday night’s B-Main and A-Main finals. Saturday night’s racing program features 200 laps of main event finals in all divisions.

On Saturday night (March 22nd) the 700 horsepower, 1300 pound United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour winged Outlaw sprint cars invade the speedway and are expected to step the tempo up with speeds near 120 miles per hour around the high-banked 3/8 mile clay oval. The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged 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.

Drivers from at least six states are expected for the series second event of the year. Entries include 2013 USCS National Sprint Car Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who won the USCS sprint car portion of the “Cotton Boll Cup” races on October 12, 2013 at the speedway. The 2012 USCS national Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and 10-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee are both entered as well. Also entered is popular female sprint car racer, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. The now 20-year old Turpen was the 2010 USCS National “Rookie of the Year” and has finished no worse than fourth in the National point standings each season since then. She has four main event wins to her credit in USCS competition. Also entered is two-time 2013 USCS sprint car winner, Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee.

On Saturday night the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds will race for $2000 to win as they contest another complete round of action including the K&N Filters Power Dash and their B and A Main events. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will also contest another complete racing card including the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash for their top six finishers in Friday night’s main event, qualifying heat races and a Championship main event.

Poplar Bluff Speedway is located at 1989 Speedway Dr, Poplar Bluff MO. 63901. For Track Info Contact: Vernon Barker (573) 718-9658 or Butch Knuckles (573) 718-6307. On Facebook they are @ Poplar Bluff Speedway. For additional information about the United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) three racing divisions including rules and complete racing schedules, please visit www.uscsracing.com or call the series office at 770-460-7223 or mobile number at 770-865-6097.

 

 

HUGE…3rd Annual “Toccoa Tangle” kicks off the 2014 racing season at Toccoa Speedway

on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th

Atlanta, GA – March 18, 2014 - The third annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th at the historic Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge racing event serves as the season opener for the unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia speedway. The “Toccoa Tangle” is co-headlined by three of the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 100+ mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the popular Southeastern Limited Late Model Sportsman Series and the new Monster Mini Stock Series for Four Cylinder racers.

The two-night “Toccoa Tangle” features over 200 laps of main events in addition to qualifying races and is a true smorgasbord of speed. In addition to the three headliner divisions the event also features the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and GM Performance Crate Late Models. Also on the action-packed weekend racing card are several of the speedway’s weekly stock car racing divisions including the Modified Street (Friday) Hobby (Saturday) Stock Four (Friday).

Drivers from at least six states are entered for the third annual spring event when the historic Toccoa Speedway roars into action for the 2014 season. 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 dash 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 events. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series racing format is exactly the same as the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The Crate Late Models will time trial and run a main event and the Modified Street and Stock Four/Monster Mini Stocks four cylinder racers will compete in a full racing program including qualifying heat races and have main events for each division.

It will be a chance for the new Monster Mini Stock Association racers to tune for Saturday night’s weekend $1000 to win final with a $500 to win preliminary event.

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 30-lap Championship main event. The Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series will contests their entire racing program with $1500 on the line for the winner on Saturday night. The new Monster Mini Stock Association for four cylinder race cars is expected to bring a strong field of racers to the historic track. Their season opening event at Harris Speedway attracted a top field of 38 drivers for the event. Most of those drivers and some others are expected for their $1000 to win point’s race at Toccoa. Also on the racing card on the final night 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(s) and the track’s popular Hobby division contest a complete racing format and gets their chance to impress fans with their own door-to door racing action.

Gates open at 4:00pm on Friday, March 28th and racing kicks off at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 29th Gates open at 3:00pm with racing action starting at 6:30pm. The legendary Toccoa Speedway is located on US 17 South in Toccoa, GA (6452 South Big A Road, Toccoa, GA, 30577) phone Brad York 706-491-4493. For more info on the track, Please visit them on their 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. 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: Ten-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray leads a strong contingent of winged Outlaw sprint car drivers into Toccoa Speedway for two big nights of racing in the Toccoa Tangle on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th. (USCS file photo)

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

 

 

Hagar scores 2nd win of 2014 season in USCS Sprints at Tennessee National Raceway on Saturday

Hohenwald, TN - Saturday, March 15, 2014 – The 2013 and defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion Arkansas drove his #9Jr. Dynotech powered J&J Auto Racing/R.E. Enterprises sprint car from outside the second row into the www.rockauto.com United Sprint Car Series victory lane at Tennessee National Raceway in the sprint car portion of the USCS “Tennessee 200” on Saturday night. It was Hagar’s twenty-second career USCS sprint car win and again cast him as the favorite to repeat as the series National Champion during the 18th annual United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship season. It was his second USCS win of the young 2014 season in just two starts.

Hagar spent most of the first half of the race chasing ten time series Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and K&N Filters Pole Position starter Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee. Gray who led the first fifiteen laps looked to be in control of the charge to the www.rockauto.com victory lane until becoming entangled with a lapped car on lap sixteen and spinning only to recover after losing three positions.That incident placed Davis in the lead with Hagar following. After an open red flag on lap 21 for Henry Gustavus’ flip in turn three, Davis assumed the lead looking for his second career USCS win. Hagar was the spoiler and made his winning pass exiting turn four just three laps later and charged to the finish line in first place.

Dalton Davis raced to the line ion the runner-up spot with veteran sprint car racer, Danny smith from Chillicothe, Ohio on the K&N Filters Podium Award thid place. Gray crossed the stripe in fourth place and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee rounded out the top five drivers.

The 2012 USCS National and 2013 USCS mid South regional series Champion, Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas led the next group of drivers to the finish line in sixth place. The evening’s Wilwood Disc Brakes “Hard Charger” Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who started sixteenth on the grid finished in seventh place. Brandon Hanks from Burleson, Tennessee finished in eighth place followed by former series Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Collierville, Tennessee in ninth position and Jerod Roller from Hernando, Mississippi rounded out the top ten drivers.

Danny Smith won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Derek Hagar collected the win in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Dalton Davis garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award after First Heat winner Danny Smith drew a six in the K&N Filters inversion drawing. Anthony Nicholson who advanced the most positions in the main event earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award.

The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will be on Saturday, March 22nd at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. For information on Poplar Bluff Speedway please visit www.poplarbluffspeedway.net. For rules and info on the USCS Outlaw series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters at Tennessee National Raceway

on Saturday, March 15, 2014 results:

Hoosier Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Henry Gustavus, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, Eddie Gallagher and Brandon Hanks.

Engler Machine and Tool 1st heat: Danny Smith, Tim Crawley, Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Brandon Hanks, Eddie Gallagher, Samantha Sites, Ray Bugg and Tim Sites DNS and Greg Merritt DNS.

Butlerbuilt 2nd Heat: Derek Hagar, Jerod Roller, Dalton Davis, Anthony Nicholson, Henry Gustavus, Jim Perricone, Jeff Willingham, Jake Roach, Ronny Howard and Don Ryder DNS.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters A-Main 30 laps: 1. 9Jr. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 2. 12 Dalton Davis, Millington, TN 3. 4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH 4. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 5. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN 6. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR 7. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN 8. 3H Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN 9. 1x Eddie Gallagher, Collierville, TN 10. 5 Jerod Roller, Hernando, MS 11. 44 Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS 12. 23 Tim Sites, Memphis, TN 13. Jim Perricone, San Antonio, TX 14. Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS 15. 42 Henry Gustavus, Marion, AR 16. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS 17. 25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS 18. 96 Samantha Sites, Memphis, TN 19. 11 Jake Roach, Sardis, TN 20. 12b Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Race Awards:

Hoosier USCS Sprint Speed Dash: 10 Terry Gray

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #4 Danny Smith

Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: 9Jr. Derek Hagar

K&N Filters Pole Award: #12 Dalton Davis

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: #12 Dalton Davis (2nd place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #4 Danny Smith

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #16 Anthony Nicholson

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #10m Morgan Turpen

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #88 Tim Crawley

DMI/Bulldog rear Ends top Ten Award: #5 Jerod Roller

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, Aero Race Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Schaeffer Oil and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS Champion drivers at O'Reilly's Hohenwald on Friday 10:00am until 2:00pm

Attention Race Fans, two of the top United Sprint Car Series Outlaw sprint car drivers entered for the Tennessee 200 racing event at Tennessee National Raceway this Friday and Saturday nights. Both drivers will be making appearances with their race cars at two Middle Tennessee O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores on Friday, March 14th.

Ten-time United Sprint Car Series National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee will have his #10 winged Outlaw style sprint car on display from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Additionally on display will be the #10m sprint car of USCS 2010 Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee. SHE (Turpen) is the top ranked female winged Outlaw sprint car driver in America. Morgan Turpen finished in the runner-up position in USCS National point standings in 2010 and 2011. She finished in fourth place in the 2012 and third place in the 2013 standings. Both drivers will be on hand for the display and available for questions and autographs.

Both of these drivers and a strong contingent of USCS Outlaw sprint car drivers will compete for their share of nearly $35,000 in prize money during the Tennessee 200 season opener at Tennessee National Raceway located two miles West of Hohenwald, Tennessee on US Highway 412 this Friday and Saturday, March 14th and 15th.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts store in Hohenwald is located at 497 East Main Street Hohenwald. The store number for the Hohenwald is 931-796-5620.

For event info please visit www.racetn.com or call 931-796-1890. For information about the United Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

 

 

Hagar scores win in USCS Outlaw Thunder 2014 sprint opener at Magnolia on Saturday

Columbus, MS - Saturday, March 1, 2014 – The 2013 and defending United Sprint Car Series Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion Arkansas drove his #9Jr. Dynotech powered J&J Auto Racing/R.E. Enterprises sprint car from outside the front row into the www.rockauto.com United Sprint Car Series victory lane at Magnolia Motor Speedway in the sprint car portion of the USCS “Frostbuster 250” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota season opener on Saturday night. It was Hagar’s twenty-first career USCS sprint car win and cast him as the favorite to repeat as the series National Champion during the 18th annual United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour National Championship season.

On the initial start, Hagar out raced Todd Fayard from Saucier, Mississippi into turn one to grab the lead on lap one. He then battled with 2012 series National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas for the next thirteen laps before Crawley hooked a rut midway through turns three and four and bicycled into the fence to lose ground on the streaking Hagar. Crawley took up the chase again only to have engine problems retire his Eddie Gallagher from Collierville, Tennessee in third place. Talented young gun, Brandon Hanks from Burleson, Tennessee followed in fourth place and veteran sprint car racer, Henry Gustavus from Marion, Arkansas rounded out the top five drivers.

The only female racer in the field, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who finished the 2013 title chase in third place led the next group of drivers to the finishline1 in sixth place. Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi followed her in seventh place. Lance Hester from Gulfport, Mississippi finished in eighth place followed by Jeff Willingham in ninth position and Todd Fayard rounded out the top ten drivers.

Terry Gray won the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Tim Crawley collected the win in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat. Todd Fayard garnered the K&N Filters Pole Award. Greg Merritt who advanced the most positions in the main event earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award.

The next event for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will be on Saturday, March 15th at Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee. For information on Tennessee National Raceway please visit www.racetn.com or call 931-796-1890. For rules and info on the USCS Outlaw series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-865-6097.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car Main Event 25-laps USCS Frostbuster 250 presented by Carl Hogan Toyota for USCS Outlaw Thunder winged sprint cars results

At Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

USCS Hoosier Speed Dash - 9jr Derek Hagar, 88 Tim Crawley, 10 Terry Gray, 10m Morgan Turpen, 28 Jeff Willingham.

Heat 1 - 10 Terry Gray, 1x Eddie Gallagher, 10m Morgan Turpen, 1A Lee Moore, 42 Henry Gustavus, 12m Greg Merritt and 13 Taylor Tidmore.

Heat 2 - 88 Tim Crawley, 9jr. Derek Hagar, 3H Brandon Hanks, 13F Todd Fayard, F16 Lance Hester and 28 Jeff Willingham.

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main event – 25 laps:

1. 9jr Derek Hagar, Marion, AR

2. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN

3. 1x Eddie Gallagher, Collierville, TN

4. 3h Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN

5. 42 Henry Gustavus, Marion, AR

6. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN

7. 12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS

8. 88 Tim Crawley, Benton, AR

9. 16f Lance Hester, Gulfport, MS

10. 28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS

11. 1a Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL

12. 13 Todd Fayard, Saucier, MS

13. 13t Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Race Awards:

Hoosier USCS Sprint Speed Dash: 9Jr. Derek Hagar

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: 10 Terry Gray

Butlerbuilt Second Heat Award: #88 Tim Crawley

K&N Filters Pole Award: #13 Todd Fayard

JE Pistons Top Guns Award: 9Jr. Derek Hagar (1st place)

K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: 1x Eddie Gallagher

Wilwood Disc Brakes Hardcharger Award: #12m Greg Merritt

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #42 Henry Gustavus

Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: 10m Morgan Turpen

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, Aero Race Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends. KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, DSR Fuel Systems, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Schaeffer Oil and Safety-Kleen.

 

 

USCS Outlaw sprint car racing headlines USCS “Frostbuster 250” racing action at Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend

Atlanta, GA – February 26, 2014 - Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing, Super Late Models and the K&N Filters Outlaw Modified division will headline this weekend’s USCS “Frostbuster 250” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota at Magnolia Motor Speedway on Friday (2/28) at 8;00pm and Saturday (3/10 at 6:00pm. The United Sprint Car Series "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will roar into the fast 3/8 - mile high-banked clay oval for the 6th annual event. This event is the season opener for the USCS sprint cars and for the speedway. The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters launches its 18th Anniversary and fifty-one race 2014 schedule over this weekend at “the MAG”.

This is one of two visits scheduled during the 2014 season for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. The series has opened its season each year for the past five seasons at Magnolia and this year returns to close out the 2014 season on November 7th and 8th as well. This weekend’s race will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid-South Thunder regional series title chase. The USCS Mid-South regional series contests events in Western Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and West Tennessee.

This event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least five 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 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 racing tires.

Saturday night's USCS Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw 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 30-lap sprint car A-main event.

Expected entries include several of the nation’s top ranked drivers. The list includes the defending (2013) USCS National and “Frostbuster 250” Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas who won 10 times in USCS competition in 2013 heads the entry list. 2012 national Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas, who has 20 USCS feature wins over the past two seasons, is also entered

Ten-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, is also at the top of the USCS entry list for the event. Crawley, Hagar and Gray have 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.

Another top competitor is twenty year-old female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen finished in third place in the 2013 USCS National title chase. Turpen was named 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year and has finished in the runner-up spot in the USCS National point standings for the 2011 and ranked 4th in 2012 season as well. Turpen has four career www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane visits during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Additional entries include ageless Ray Bugg from Iuka, Mississippi who finished in fifth place in the 2013 standings. 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi. The 2013 USCS National Rookie of the Year, Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee who finished in ninth place in the final 2013 standings is also entered as is 14 year-old Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi who finished the 2013 season in tenth place in the USCS National standings and was honored as the USCS Mid South regional series Rookie of the Year.

Other expected entries include past series Champion, Eddie Gallagher from Memphis, Tennessee, Henry Gustavus from Marion, Arkansas, Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee, Lee Moore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi. A Southern, Gulf Coast of Mississippi contingent is lead by Todd Fayard from Saucier, Mississippi and Ryan Moore from Biloxi, Mississippi.

The USCS “Frostbuster 250” kicks off on Friday night at 8:00pm with action in five other divisions. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds headline Friday’s action with a stellar field of entries including two NASCAR veteran drivers. NASCAR veterans Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, who both have 900 plus NASCAR top division starts each, will be challenged by a number of past USCS Modified series, other series and track Champions entered including last year’s Champion, Cade Dillard.

Ken Schrader was the 2012 “Frostbuster” USCS Modified Champion in only his second ever appearance at the track. Kenny Wallace, who may be as well known for his TV commentary appearances as his race driving, will be making his visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway, but is very capable of being the first to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as any driver entered. The Modified event is also co-sanctioned by new Gulf Coast Modified Series.

The drivers of the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series will wage war for superiority with a full racing program of their own. Greenville Speedway’s Nesmith Late Models and Street Stock racing divisions will join both winged sprint car divisions on the action-packed racing program with special events of their own. Also racing on both nights both nights and co-headlines the Friday night portion of the two-day contest will be the popular Nesmith Dirt Late Models. A strong field of entries is expected in that division. Last year’s “Frostbuster 250” Nesmith Late Model division had a field exceeding 35 cars each night. The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint car series winged mini sprints will wage war for superiority of “the MAG” with a full racing program of their own and driver entries from as far away as Florida, North Carolina and Missouri. Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Street Stock and Mini stock divisions will join the action-packed weekend with full racing programs of special events of their own each night.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just five miles west of Columbus, Mississippi at 495 South US Hwy 45 at the intersection of US 82 west. Track phone numbers are 662-574-2572. 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.

 

 

Magnolia's USCS Frost Buster 250 season opener on February 28th and March 1st is a Racer and Fan Smorgasbord of Speed

Atlanta, GA - February 14, 2014 - The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades Magnolia Motor Speedway with a USCS winged Outlaw sprint car, USCS Outlaw Modified and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint triple-header on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st and for the 6th annual "Frost Buster 250". The event doubles as the Magnolia Motor Speedway 2014 season-opener and 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 teams and race fans 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 2014 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action features over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in five divisions including the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series versus the new Gulf Coast Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 700+ horsepower, 1300 pound Outlaw style sprint cars of the United Sprint Car Series and the powerful ground-pounding Super Late Models. 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 7 states are already pre-entered for the 2014 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway.

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 (Saturday), 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 Mini Stocks racing divisions.

The event also features a two-day co-sanctioned throw down for racers in the Outlaw Modified division as the K&N Filters USCS Modified division racers will face off against the new Gulf Coast Modified Series drivers for a battle of the best. Drivers from at least six states are entered. It is also the season opener for both series as well. It will be the first chance of the 2014 season to score points in the USCS Modified Touring Series event on Friday night and then, try to improve their standings in Saturday night's $1000 to win K&N Filters USCS Modified Touring Series vs. Mississippi Modified Challenge Series Championship event.

Two NASCAR veteran racers, including the 2012 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion, Ken Schrader and NASCAR driver and TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. It will be only Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track and the first ever appearance for Wallace. Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup and formerly Winston Cup division.

Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Nationwide Series (formerly Busch Grand National) 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 who like the Modified drivers race 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 the recently crowned 2013 Champion, eighteen year old, Sean Hosey from Clarksville, Tennessee top the entry list for the USCS 600 sprints.

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 Modified Touring 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 Hagar and top drivers

Atlanta, GA - January 27, 2014 - Just over one hundred attendees watched as Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas was honored as the 2013 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Champion on Saturday at the 17th annual USCS Champions Awards Banquet in Memphis, Tennessee. The twenty-two year old past USCS Rookie of the Year (2006) made ten visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature win leader for 2013. Additionally Hagar’s 2013 USCS statistics show twenty-four top five and twenty-eight top ten finishes in the series thirty A-Main events. Hagar also claimed the title in the USCS Southern Thunder regional series. He bested ten-time series National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee in both the National and Southern Thunder regional series point’s battles. Both titles are Hagar’s first United Sprint Car Series Championships. Hagar additionally finished in the runner-up spot in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series final standings just four points behind 2012 National Champion Tim Crawley from Benton, Arkansas and just four points away from a complete sweep of all three series. His first year crew chief, Bill Croswait, was honored as United Sprint Car Series Crew Chief of the Year.

Ten-time series National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who finished 53 points back of Hagar in the runner-up spot for the National crown, also collected runner-up honors for his effort on the Southern Thunder regional series and followed Champion Tim Crawley and Hagar in the third place in the USCS Mid South regional series standings. Gray’s team-mate and the 2010 USCS Rookie of the Year, Morgan Turpen from Oakland, Tennessee who was the only female sprint car competitor near the top of the USCS standings, collected third place honors in the National title chase. Turpen, who grabbed her career fourth USCS feature win during the season, finished third in the Southern Thunder region and fifth in the Mid South Thunder regional series. She completed her fourth successful season in the USCS while never finishing worse than fourth in the series final National standings.

The 2012 USCS National sprint car Champion Tim Crawley collected fourth place honors for his efforts in the final National standings. He made six visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane to accept feature winner honors during 2013. Crawley was honored for his third USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series title (2008, 2012 and 2013). Ageless veteran sprint car racer Ray Bugg from Iuka, Mississippi rounded out the top five in the series National point standings. Bugg’s top ten finishes and near perfect attendance was good enough to be recognized at the annual banquet for his best series finish ever. He also finished in sixth place in the final standings in both the Mid South and Southern Thunder regional series.

Two-time 2013 USCS feature winner Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee who was the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year, lead the next group of drivers in sixth place. Nicholson also finished in fourth place in the USCS Mid South Thunder regional series. 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 2013 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 an eighth place finish in the final USCS National sprint car standings. Riggins won on April 12th at Carolina Speedway and visited the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane twice on back-to-back nights in October when the eighteen year-old driver swept the first ever USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout weekend at Carolina Speedway and at Cherokee Speedway.

Rookie driver Curt Terrell from Bartlett, Tennessee, who contested his first full season in winged sprint cars, was honored for a ninth place finish in the final 2013 USCS National point standings. He additionally finished in the eighth position in the 2013 USCS Mid South Thunder standings. Terrell was recognized for his achievements as the USCS National Rookie of the Year. His Father, Tommy Terrell received recognition as Rookie Crew Chief of the Year.

Thirteen year-old Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi followed Terrell in tenth place in the National standings. Tidmore moved up to the USCS’ winged 360 sprint car division after a successful 2012 season in the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series. Tidmore additionally performed well enough in his Rookie season to finish in ninth place in the USCS Mid South Thunder region and was additionally awarded the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters “Rookie of the Year” at the USCS Championship Awards Banquet. Todd Tidmore was also recognized as USCS Mid South Thunder Rookie Crew Chief of the Year.

Additional USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series awards:

The 2010 USCS Mid South Thunder Rookie of the Year, Jerod Roller also from Hernando, Mississippi rounded out the USCS Mid South 2013 regional series point standings in tenth place behind Taylor Tidmore.

Additional USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series awards:

Eighteen year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina who won three 2013 main events in the Southern Thunder regional series, finished in fourth place in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters regional series standings. Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina rounded out the top five in the regional series standings. Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida finished in ninth place in the Southern Thunder regional series standings just ahead of Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Georgia who also earned a spot in the regional series final point standings.

One hundred and twenty-eight different drivers competed in the thirty 17th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters events. Thirteen different drivers won 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main events. Those included Derek Hagar, who led the series victory column with ten wins. Hagar was followed by Tim Crawley with six feature wins. Eric Riggins, Jr. was next with three wins. Anthony Nicholson made two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at Toccoa Speedway on September 1 and again at Tennessee National Raceway on September 14th.

Nine other drivers collected one feature win during the 2013 season. Those included: Robbie Stillwagon from Burlington, New Jersey at Toccoa Speedway on April 13th. Dalton Davis from Millington, Tennessee collected his career-first USCS win at 411 Speedway on May 3rd. The 2011 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jordan “The Jet” Mallett got his career second USCS win at Riverside Int. Speedway on June 29th. Brian Gingras from Lakeland, Florida won the road to Atlanta qualifier on the paved Watermelon Capital Speedway on July 20th. Top ranked pavement sprint racer, JoJo Helberg from California won the 50-lap USCS Sprint Car Shootout on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s paved ¼ mile on August 30th. On the following night, Morgan Turpen bested Hagar and Company at Cleveland Speedway for her one win of the 2013 season. On November 3rd, Benton, Arkansas’ Cody Gardner won the first half of the USCS Flip Flop 50 at Riverside Int. Speedway. Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas collected the victory in the second fully inverted 25-lap main event to close the season.

The seventeenth anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicked off on Friday, March 8th at Magnolia Motor Speedway and concluded at Riverside Int. Speedway on Sunday, November 3rd. 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 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour supporting sponsors including: K&N Filters, Hoosier Racing Tire, and USCS victory lane sponsor www.RockAuto.com plus Bulldog Rear Ends/DMI, DSR Fuel Systems, Engler Machine and Tool, JE Pistons, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Something Inked and Wilwood Engineering.

The 2014 (18th Anniversary) USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour kicks off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st. A full schedule of 2014 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 2013 USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National point standings (30 events)

Pos. Car# Driver Points

1 9Jr Derek Hagar 4415

2 10 Terry Gray 4362

3 10M Morgan Turpen 3583

4 88 Tim Crawley 3415

5 25 Ray Bugg 3186

6 16 Anthony Nicholson 3067

7 28 Jeff Willingham 2609

8 47 Eric Riggins, Jr. 2457

9 27 Curt Terrell 2384

10 13T Taylor Timor 2319

11 12 Dalton Davis 1544

12 3H Brandon Hanks 1538

13 23 Lance Moss 1488

14 5 Jerod Roller 1468

15 26 Marshall Skinner 1408

16 C4 Casey Rowland 1198

17 43 Terry Witherspoon 1186

18 44 Ronny Howard 1154

19 4m Michael Miller 1090

20 33 Joe Larkin 1014

21 83 Bob Auld 1011

22 8Z Zack Pringle 993

23 31 Justin Webb 944

24 39 Brad Bowden 942

25 13 Todd Fayard 917

26 3 AG Raines 889

27 13 Tristan Tidmore 885

28 1A Lee Moore 880

29 12M Greg Merritt 806

30 51 Lee Sowell 753

31 11 Jake Roach 700

32 1G Cody Gardner 642

33 38 Tony Agin 610

34 5s Tyler Smith 560

35 92 Matt Kurtz 536

36 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 528

37 96D Nick DeFeo 514

38 67 Jake McLain 496

39 51 Jay Dunham 492

Tie 07 Johnny Bridges 492

41 58 Wade Oliver 446

42 14 Jordon Mallett 417

43 46 Kyle Amerson 412

44 01 Shane Morgan 376

45 7D Don Goodwin 364

46 10 P Jim Perriconne 362

47 42 Henry Gustavus 352

48 33 Mark Huddleston 324

49 6c Brandon McLain 322

50 31G Johnny Gardner 306

51 25 JJ Grasso 302

Tie 29 Josh Weller 302

53 1 Brian Gingras 298

54 36 Billy Pouch, Jr. 294

55 22 Troy Betts 282

56 3 Garrett Green 272

57 X Daniel Mazy 266

Tie 22 Shawn Murray 266

59 99 Tanner Witherspoon 262

60 20 Joey Moughan 260

61 46 Jim Blenkarn 258

Tie 303 Joe B Miller 258

Tie 28 Keith Prutzman 258

64 34 Darren Orth 252

Tie 22 Dustin Barks 252

66 40h Chad Jones 250

Tie 1 Eddie Gallagher 250

68 17J Jonathan Swanson 248

69 7 Ed Aikins 246

70 119 Chandler Leiby 244

71 7 D Dylan DeJournett 242

72 26 Howard Moore 236

73 33 Scott Lutz 234

74 8X Chris Williams 230

Tie 4 Tommy Snellgrove 230

76 59 Johnny Petrozelle 228

77 74Jr JR Berry 224

78 117 David Swanson 220

79 40 Raymond Stull 216

80 56 Randy West 210

81 14 Marty Echols 208

Tie 99 Ray Stevison 208

83 44c Brandel Greer 200

Tie 2 Brandon Kilpatrick 200

Tie 61 Cody Howard 200

Tie 22 Kevin Kilpatrick 200

Tie 32k Robert Richardson 200

88 7 Jojo Helberg 150

89 05 Brad Loyet 148

90 94 Jeff Swindell 146

91 40.1 Troy DeCaire 142

92 3A AJ Maddox 140

93 12x Joey Montgomery 136

94 12t Joe Young 134

95 3 Brad Greer 132

Tie 38 Dave Baumgartner 132

97 2 Alex Pettas 130

Tie 11 Chris Hladik 130

Tie 8 Kurt Taylor 130

Tie 100 Tom Paterson 130

101 11 Don Blaney 128

Tie 17 Mike Pack 128

103 0 Andy McElhannon 126

Tie 5 Dave Thorman 126

Tie 17 Francis Crowder 126

Tie 5 Randy Dilling 126

Tie 0 T.J. Hughes 126

Tie 82T Tyler Godwin 126

109 4T Jason Troutman 124

110 0 Bubba Harrisson 122

111 606 Carl Finder 120

112 4Q Jason Day 118

Tie 21 Matt Hope 118

Tie 1B Nic Jenkins 118

115 21 Aubrey Black 116

Tie 55 Donny Howard 116

Tie 36 Lane Wittington 116

118 66 Geoff Dodge 110

119 1x Blake Jenkins 100

Tie 44c Brett McDaniel 100

Tie 44c Bubba Jones 100

Tie 12 Darren Hasty 100

Tie 11 George Blaney 100

Tie 57 Jay New 100

Tie 9 Kevin Petty 100

Tie 77 Mike Leraas 100

Tie 38 Rick Pringle 100

Tie 11p Skylar Pippin 100

 

 

USCS Winged Sprint Cars return Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29th

Atlanta, GA – January 27, 2014 - The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are set for a return engagement at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the 2014 version of the USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The event will be held during Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will again 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 totally excited about this opportunity for our drivers and race teams to return to AMS and showcase their talents during this major racing event for the second year in a row. Some of the best drivers in NASCAR’s top racing division excelled in sprint car racing. It will again be an honor for the USCS to be racing in front of them and all the great fans at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend”.

“The nearly 35,000 race fans who attended last season must have agreed that the USCS drivers put on an exciting event. Apparently this was good enough for a return to the speedway during this action-packed race weekend. Race fans who missed the 2013 USCS Sprint Car Shootout at AMS and have never seen this type of racing are in store for an exciting evening on Friday, August 29th” concluded Walton

The USCS Sprint Car Shootout format on August 29, 2014 will see the USCS winged sprint car competitors contest a practice session that will be followed by a time trial 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 extremely high for the Atlanta Motor Speedway USCS event. The series (USCS) has scheduled six to eight paved oval races during the 2014 season that will occur prior to the AMS August 29th event. This series of pavement events will be entitled as the USCS “Road to Atlanta” 2014 series. The USCS races in the “Road to Atlanta” 2014 series will serve as qualifiers for the event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

A field comprised of some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across the nation are expected to compete in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” racing series to gain a spot in the 2014 Atlanta Motor Speedway event. The field will be limited to 24 pre-qualified entries for the event due to time restraints.

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 2014 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.

 

 

 

 




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